North Country

North Country
11:56 am
Thu September 12, 2013

North Country Events

First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

FARMERS MARKETS
 

Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 19
 

Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19
 

Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12
 

Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12
 

Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1 PM through October 1

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North Country
2:00 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Across Lakes And Through The Woods: Racing To Boost North Country's Economy

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Just before dawn at the First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg there’s the sound of a loon and competitors are gathering for the North Country Endurance Challenge.

It’s an all-day race combining kayaking, running forested trails and mountain biking. And it is an effort to boost the economy of the North Country.

Racers have a choice of courses and how they wish to tackle them.

The longer “premier” course will cover about 63 miles.

A “sprint” course is about 30 miles.

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North Country
3:08 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Northern Pass Hearing Moved To Colebrook

A public "scoping"  hearing on Northern Pass is being moved from West Stewartstown to Colebrook after the state’s Congressional delegation and Coos County Commissioner Rick Samson raised concerns.

The site is being changed “in response to public requests that raised concerns about insufficient capacity” at a restaurant in West Stewartstown, according to a statement from  the U.S. Department of Energy.

The meeting will now be held at the Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street from 5 to 8 pm on September 26. 

North Country
6:34 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Congressional Delegation Seeks Change for Northern Pass Hearing

The New Hampshire Congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to move a scoping hearing on the Northern Pass project from West Stewartstown to Colebrook.

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North Country
8:11 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Muster in the Mountains

Al Cameron, trapper and maker of campfire hams.
Sean Hurley

Ringing with cannon fire and musket shots, the fields at the base of Mount Washington became a colonial encampment for dozens of reenactors at this weekend's "Muster in the Mountains".  As NHPR's Sean Hurley reports, French and Indian War militia men camped beside Revolutionary War "sutlers" and all of them hung out with the trappers and mountain men in this time traveling rendez-vous for 18th and 19th century roleplayers.

John Maxon, in French and Indian war era period garb describes the anachronistic scene playing out in the field behind him.

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North Country
6:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

'Scoping' Hearings On Northern Pass This Month

Those who favor and oppose the Northern Pass project will get their chance to testify about it before federal officials at the end of the month as the U.S. Department of Energy holds public “scoping” hearings.

The hearings are required because Northern Pass filed an amended route in July, changing its route through a portion of Coos County.

The meetings are to gather comments and information as the DOE considers whether to grant Northern Pass a Presidential Permit.

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North Country
12:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Banding Together, Farmers Hope To Grow Profits

Kitty Kerner of WinterGreens Farm & Aquaponics is a member of the co-op.
Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

At 7:30 on an August morning in Colebrook Julie Moran pulls up and bounds out of her pickup to greet waiting farmers.

“Hi, how ya doing,” she says.

Moran manages the North Country Farmer’s Co-op – which was incorporated earlier this year. Twenty farmers and two bakers are members.

It is part of an effort to make it easier for farmers to survive in the North Country and to help restaurants and businesses respond to the demand for local foods.

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North Country
11:54 am
Thu September 5, 2013

North Country Events

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR
Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

FARMERS MARKETS
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 19

Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19

Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12

Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12

Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1 PM through October 1
 

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North Country
1:08 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Federal Funds OK'd For Northcoast Railroad But Not North Country

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved one so-called Tiger grant in New Hampshire, providing $1.4 million to improve 42 miles of rail line between Rochester and Ossipee. But a request for funds for Coos Country failed.

The grants were sought under the federal government’s Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery program nicknamed "Tiger."

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation joined the state department of transportation in seeking several grants for the state.

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North Country
2:48 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Hassan In The North Country: State Must Work Together To Provide Healthcare For All

Photo by Chris Jensen

Some North Country Health officials told Gov. Hassan Thursday that increasing funding for psychiatric services and expanding Medicaid are vital for improving healthcare in the region.

Hassan met with workers at Ammonoosuc Community Health Services in Littleton.

Its executive director, Edward Shanshala, told Hassan it is good that she restored funding for primary preventive care.

And he is hopeful that Medicaid will be expanded to help low-income families in the North Country who can’t afford health insurance.

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North Country
9:24 am
Thu August 29, 2013

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS
Whitefield Thursdays 6 PM through August 29 vocal/acoustic on the common
Bethlehem Sundays 6 PM through September 1 at the town gazebo

FARMERS MARKETS
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 19
Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19 (not July 4)
Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12

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North Country
5:22 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS

Whitefield Thursdays 6 PM through August 29 vocal/acoustic on the common

North Woodstock Saturdays 6:30 PM through August 24 Soldier's Park, Main St.

Bethlehem Sundays 6 PM through September 1 at the town gazebo

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 19

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North Country
11:27 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Victim Of Crash In North Country Identified

New Hampshire State Police say the man killed in an accident Monday in the North Country was Harry Goodwin, 67, of Milan.

The accident happened about 10:40 am on Route 16 near the Appalachian Mountain Club Lodge in Pinkham’s Grant.

According to a news release from Troop F a Toyota Sienna minivan apparently crossed the center line and collided with a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Goodwin, who died at the scene.

North Country
11:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

North Country's Nash Stream: Putting On The Environmental Wayback Machine

Jim MacCartney, left, and John Magee are trying to restore Nash Stream.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

Almost 150 years ago loggers in the North Country began changing the course of Nash Stream to make it easier to float logs downstream to the Upper Ammonoosuc River in Stark. But an effort is underway to get Nash Stream back to what Mother Nature intended.

Nash Stream is almost 14 miles long. It runs through the state-owned Nash stream Forest and its problems began around 1870.

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North Country
5:18 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Northern Pass Promises $7.5 Million Job Program - If Project Gets OK

Northern Pass official Gary Long spoke to reporters in Lancaster.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

Northern Pass says it will provide $7.5 million to fund a job-creation effort in Coos County, but the money won’t be available unless the controversial project is approved.

Northern Pass wanted to do something beyond the estimated 1,200 construction jobs the project would create statewide, said Gary Long, the past president of Public Service and now an official with Northern Pass.

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