Mount Washington Observatory kicks off fund-raising campaign

Seeks to recover costs incurred in summit fire

Facing an estimated $50,000 in expenses and lost revenue as a result of the Feb. 9 fire on the summit, the Mount Washington Observatory has launched a fund-raising campaign to recover its losses. "Even though the Observatory itself was not damaged in the fire, we have taken a hit because of the fire's impact. Between equipment, transportation, lost revenue, and staff time, this will have a significant financial impact on us in an ...

City halts bid to acquire Smith Hydro

The city is ending its three year effort to acquire the Smith hydro-electric facility. In a press release issued Friday, the city said it will withdraw its petition before the state Public Utilities Commission to take the facility by emninent domain. PSNH, the owner of Smith hydro, has strongly opposed the city's efforts to take the 14.2 megawatt hydro facility. The city said it is currently focused on economic development initiatives and that it does not desire to continue ...

City issues emergency preparedness plan to help residents prepare for any emergency

A positive step in protection

Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Disasters can force you to have to act quickly to be able to respond to an emergency situation. Being prepared is key to successfully managing through any type of natural disaster or other emergency situation. The most likely sort of emergency situation in Northern New Hampshire is that of a natural disaster based on uncertain weather conditions, but all sorts of emergency situations can be planned for with ...

NH Snowmobile Association sets up recovery fund for injured dogsledder

The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association has established a recovery fund to provide assistance for dogsled driver Stephen Hessert of Cumberland, Maine, who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run snowmachine accident in Berlin on February 15. The association is also offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who struck Stephen Hessert. Co-workers and friends of Hessert have alreadpledged a $10,000 reward. "This incident was a criminal action, ...