Sullivan County

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When New Hampshire author John Brighton was six years old, his family bought a lakeside farm in Washington, a small town in New Hampshire's Sullivan County.

There he met farmers, road workers, and war veterans who, to Brighton, were the very essence of the rapidly changing rural New Hampshire landscape. Brighton's new memoir recalls the Washington of the 1960s and 70s, and the people who lived there.

NHPR’s All Things Considered host Peter Biello sat down with Brighton to discuss his new book, The Forgotten County: A Story of Community, Family and Friendship.

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Sullivan County will start selling thermal renewable energy credits next week from energy produced by its biomass plant.

Utilities can purchase these thermal renewable energy credits as a way to meet state requirements to produce, or purchase, a certain amount of energy from renewable sources.

 

A former New Hampshire police officer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail in connection to what prosecutors called an illegal search of a convicted felon's bedroom.

Ian Kibbe pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanor charges of unsworn falsification and obstructing government administration. The 31-year-old previously faced felony counts of conspiracy to commit perjury and attempted perjury after the search turned up weapons.

A century and a half after President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, a public monument is being dedicated to the New Hampshire woman often credited with influencing his decision.   Sarah Josepha Hale was born in Newport, where a bronze memorial is being dedicated Saturday. A magazine editor, abolitionist and champion of women's causes, Hale also devoted years of her life to lobbying for Thanksgiving. Her letter writing campaign paid off in 1863, when Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for a national day of Thanksgiving each fourth Thursday in November.

Sturm, Ruger Announces Plans To Expand Out-Of-State

May 3, 2013
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It’s been a busy few years for Sturm, Ruger…so much so, the company is looking to start another factory out-of-state. 

Rockingham Healthiest County In N.H., Coos Struggles

Mar 20, 2013
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Rockingham County is officially the healthiest place in New Hampshire, while Coos County is struggling in terms of public health.  That’s according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.

N.H. Benefits From Firearms Boom

Feb 11, 2013
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As federal lawmakers grapple with tighter gun control laws, business is good for the firearms industry.Across the country, gun dealers can’t keep them on the shelves, and manufacturers can’t keep up with demand. But how do these trends affect New Hampshire's economy?