NFHP celebrates past year and looks forward to new accomplishments

SHELBURNE -- The Northern Forest Heritage Park celebrated 2002 as a year of challenges and accomplishments with the park continuing to move from development to operational phase. 'It's been a challenging year for the park," said Board President Stanley Judge at the park's annual meting Thursday night. Judge spoke about the strong community and regional support for the park and said he hopes to see it become a world heritage site. "What we have now will be more ...

New bid proposals requested for new school design

The Gorham School board and the building committee decided to re-open the bid process for construction of a new school at the Gorham Middle High School to all seven firms who originally submitted bids for renovation of the Ed Fenn and GMHS. The board met on Wednesday to listen to proposals from three of the bidders for renovation and demolition work at both schools. These bids did not include a proposal for constructing a new school instead of just renovating the existing buildings, ...

HHS employee criticizes council for taking sides on lease

The city council was criticized last night for supporting Dick Poulin's proposal to retain the state Health and Human Services offices in his building on upper Main Street. "I work in that building, " Lucille Wiemer told the council. "I really think this council erred in making that recommendation." The council last month voted to send a letter to the state supporting Poulin's proposal to keep the offices in his building on upper Main Street. If ...

Climbers had no avalanche training or gear

Experienced climbers and hikers frequently overlook avalanche training

None of the 11 people involved in the two avalanches that occurred in Tuckerman Ravine Friday and Sunday had any avalanche training or gear although some had years of climbing experience. U.S. Forest Service Snow Ranger Christopher Joosen said all too often experienced backcountry climbers and skiers never spend the time "to learn about the medium they are traveling through - snow". He said avalanche ...