The majority of representatives from Northern Grafton and Coos County – including four Republicans - voted to support Gov. Lynch’s veto of a Right-to-Work law last week.
As reporter Dan Gorenstein said supporters of the bill that would ban unions from collecting negotiating fees from non-union employees needed a 2/3rds majority to overturn Lynch’s veto (http://news.nhpr.org/post/right-work-defeated).
The hiring for new jobs at the federal prison in Berlin should begin in the middle of December, says Mark Belanger, the manager of New Hampshire Employment Security.
That’s when the job openings will be posted on a government website (www.usajobs.gov), Belanger said during a meeting in Littleton Wednesday night about the kinds of jobs available at the prison and how to apply for them.
The prison is expected to have about 320 employees including about 200 new hires.
Credit Photos courtesy of the familes. Composite by NHPR
Jesse Kennett, left, and Donald Kendall died in the explosion at the Black Mag facility in Colebrook. Above is one page from the report in which OSHA concluded there were so many violations the plant's owners should be fined $1.2 million.
With 200 new jobs available at the federal prison in Berlin a group of organizations from the North Country is offering a series of free meetings through the North Country to provide details and help applicants.
The two-hour meeting will include presentations from officials with the New Hampshire Employment Security, The Gorham Family Resource Center and the White Mountains Community College.
While the jobs are seen as having good pay and benefits the application process can be tricky since much of it must be done on the Internet.
The Union Leader reports a Littleton businessman fighting with the town over a right-to-know request is likely to take his case to the state’s Supreme Court.
Here’s part of the Union Leader’s story:
“Littleton pizza shop owner Demetrios “Jim” Sourgiadakis alleges he was one of 13 merchants police officers and their union targeted for boycott last spring in a dispute over the proposed annual town budget.
On the 10th anniversary of a Quebec woman’s murder in the North Country state officials are hoping somebody will remember something than can finally help solve it.
Louise Chaput, a psychologist from Sherbrooke, was visiting the White Mountains to hike and planned to stay at the Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham’s Grant the evening of Nov. 15th, according to the police investigation.
That afternoon she asked an Appalachian Mountain Club employee to suggest a short hike. He recommended the Lost Pond Trail. Chaput, 52, left but then never checked into her room.
The Washington Post is reporting that civil rights groups are opposing an amendment by Sen. Kelly Ayotte that they say would legalize torture.
“In a letter to lawmakers Tuesday, more than 30 groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that Ayotte’s amendment to a defense bill would legalize torture and other cruelties by rolling back restrictions that Congress overwhelmingly approved in 2005,” the newspaper reported in a story by the Associated Press.