The home of former Poet Laureate Donald Hall and a social hall are among the historic places named to this year's "Seven to Save" list from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.

The Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot inspired U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall and his wife, poet Jane Kenyon.

The alliance says support for a sustainable business model that inspires future writers is needed after a successful first-step save of the house and many possessions that were at auction.

The state Senate has overridden Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a bill that would boost funding for a program that helps towns and cities preserve land and rehabilitate historical buildings.

Update: The House on Thursday failed to muster the two-thirds majority to override the veto - the veto was sustained.



Partnership efforts have resulted in the preservation of 2,000 acres overlooking Merrymeeting Lake as a community forest.

The Birch Ridge Community Forest in New Durham rises over the lake with views of Mount Molly and Mount Bet. It filters clean water to the lake and Coldrain Pond.

The forest offers 13 miles of trails for hikers, cross-country skiers, hunters, and birders. And it offers critical habitat for wide-ranging species such as moose, bear, deer, and bobcat.

Portsmouth will take public input this summer on a new city-wide land preservation plan, announced Monday.

Portsmouth's master plan for 2025 says the Seacoast city should work to expand public access to open space, and conserve new public lands.

Top Shows of 2018: Preserving New Hampshire's Barns

Dec 28, 2018
Christina Phillips; NHPR

Barns have an important historical significance in New Hampshire, and are a major part of our landscape. But as these barns age, how can we preserve and restore them for new uses today? 

This rebroadcast will air Monday, December 31 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Photo credit: © Jerry Monkman, EcoPhotography, LLC

Representatives with New Hampshire's Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) today announced awards of almost $4 million in matching grants.


At total of 42 natural and historic resource projects will receive the L-CHIP money.

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The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announced its "Seven to Save" properties Tuesday. The annual register highlights historic places in the state that are in danger of disappearing due to neglect, demolition and other factors.


"This year we're touting it as our most diverse list and certainly that involves its age,” says Andrew Cushing, Field Service Representative with the Alliance. “We have buildings from the 1790s all the way up to the 1940s."