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Mascoma Valley Preservation to Buy Grafton Meetinghouse

The owners of a historic church in Grafton that was seriously damaged in a 2016 fire have agreed to sell it to the Mascoma Valley Preservation, a nonprofit group that wants to restore it. The Grafton Center Meetinghouse was built in 1798 and served as both the town government office and a Congregational Church until 1963.

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NHPR's coverage of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary

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How are the 2020 primary candidates distinguishing themselves among New Hampshire voters. There are now 23 candidates competing for the Democratic nomination, and each is trying to carve out a space in the field. Meanwhile, the first Democratic debates are next week and not all the candidates are included.  Have you attended any campaign events? Who stands out to you, and why?  What are your top issues? 

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The state legislature has approved a plan to set up an online, state-wide energy data platform.

The bill, now awaiting Gov. Chris Sununu's approval, would set up an online system with individual and community-level information about energy use.

The platform would feature data from participating customers' meters and electric and natural gas utilities. It would be regulated by the Public Utilities Commission.

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Presidential candidate Seth Moulton echoed the sentiments of local leaders gathered at Merrimack Town Hall: Increase access to PFAS testing and strengthen enforcement on the federal level.

 

Officials from Merrimack invited Moulton, as well as all the presidential hopefuls, to participate in a community discussion Monday to learn more about PFAS contamination in New Hampshire.

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New subsidies for New Hampshire's biomass power plants may face a veto by Governor Chris Sununu this week.

The bill awaiting Sununu's signature is a new version of a plan he tried to block last year.

This proposal would have utilities charge ratepayers a little extra to help keep six wood-burning power plants afloat.

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Budget negotiations are underway in Concord to reconcile differences in the spending plans adopted by the New Hampshire House and Senate.

Budget writers kicked off their negotiation with the Senate agreeing with the House and adding $15 million to revenue estimates. Then it was on to evaluating points of difference in a two-year budget that will likely spend around $13 billion, line by line. Mary Jane Wallner is the House's lead negotiator.

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The owners of a historic church in Grafton that was seriously damaged in a 2016 fire have agreed to sell it to the Mascoma Valley Preservation, a nonprofit group that wants to restore it.

The Grafton Center Meetinghouse was built in 1798 and served as both the town government office and a Congregational Church until 1963.

Later this summer, The Exchange will devote several shows to K-12 public education in New Hampshire. With such a large subject, we have chosen 10 different aspects of education to explore, and we want to hear from you: fill out our survey and share your thoughts and questions. 

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New Hampshire law enforcement officials have charged a woman with murder in connection with the shooting of her mother .

Jennifer Clow is charged with knowing and reckless second-degree murder for causing the death of her mother, Sally A. Miller. Authorities discovered the body of the 72-year-old Miller while conducting a welfare check on her Friday. An autopsy later found Miller died of a single gunshot wound.

Anaïs Mitchell's "Hadestown" won eight Tony Awards last week. 

This is a rebroadcast of Anaïs Mitchell's visit to The Folk Show in 2007 just before touring the folk opera around New England during its infancy.

The New Hampshire Legislature is sending a handful of medical marijuana bills, including one that would allow limited "home grow" of cannabis for qualified patients and caregivers, to Governor Sununu. 

The "home grow" option has long been debated in the Granite State, and before the state's therapeutic cannabis law went into effect more than five years ago.

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