The sale of the Balsams in Dixville Notch is a mixed event for the North Country, says reporter Chris Jensen. Planned renovations mean hundreds of workers will be out of work for up to 18 months, but it could mean increased tourism in the long term.
Comic artist Marek Bennett of Henniker has always had a connection to the country of Slovakia through his ancestry. His great grandmother came to the US from Slovakia a century ago, and he has relatives living there today.
When he traveled to Slovakia last year, he found a different connection to the country: his art.
Writers Russell Banks, Ann Patchett and Jeffrey Eugenides all have new novels out. Horror writer Stephen King has a new thriller based on the Kennedy assassination, while notables Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews tell the true story of Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Kennedy. We’ll look at the books that may be under your Christmas tree this holiday season.