Pittsburg

North Country
6:46 am
Fri January 2, 2015

The Man Who Shut The Connecticut River Off

Murphy Dam Operator Alan Williams before the Boom Gate House on Lake Francis
Sean Hurley

There are 4,800 dams in New Hampshire but only two where a full time dam operator is required to live on site.  There's Moore Dam in Littleton and Murphy Dam in Pittsburg.  NHPR's Sean Hurley recently visited with Murphy Dam Operator Alan Williams to learn more about life on a dam. 

Near sunrise, nearly every morning, coffee in hand, Alan Williams leaves the dam house and walks up the dam road and heads out across the half mile bunker of piled earth that is the Murphy Dam.  

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North Country
5:54 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Massachusetts Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

A 20-year-old Massachusetts man suffered leg and back injuries Monday afternoon in a snowmobile crash in Pittsburg, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Kyle Mondeau of East Taunton crashed about 1 p.m. when he lost control of his snowmobile on a turn and struck some small trees.

Fish and Game said it appeared excessive speed was a factor.

North Country
7:13 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Errol Man Dies In Snowmobile Crash

A 63-year-old man from Errol was killed Sunday in a snowmobile accident, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

John Allen died in a crash in Pittsburg, said Christopher Egan, a conservation officer.

Rescuers were called about 2 p.m. to Trail 138, in the vicinity of River Road where Allen appeared to have hit a tree and was neither conscious nor breathing.

Egan said it appeared excessive speed was the cause of the crash.

North Country
5:07 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Ayotte: John Kerry Has Experience To Be Secretary of State

Chris Jensen for NHPR

During a visit to Pittsburg Friday for a town meeting, Sen. Kelly Ayotte said she thought fellow Senator John Kerry has the experience to be the next Secretary of State.

Earlier this week, U-N Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration after criticism over her response to the attack on the Libyan embassy. 

Ayotte had been highly critical of Rice.

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