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Big drop in tuition and aid is boosting Colby-Sawyer
04-28-2024 5:31 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

One year after it made a radical change to how it charges students by slashing both tuition and financial aid, Colby-Sawyer College’s president says the benefits seem to be outweighing the risks, indirectly helped this year by problems with the...

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NH search crew finds remains of long-missing hiker in remote wilderness area
05-14-2024 10:59 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The body of a hiker missing for almost a month was discovered in Dry River, apparently pinned under a boulder.William Donovan, 65, of Cambridge, Mass, who was last seen April 16, was located by searchers who were directed to the search area after gear...


Search underway for hiker in NH last seen two weeks ago
04-30-2024 5:39 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Officials are looking for a Massachusetts man whose car has been parked at the Crawford Path parking lot for roughly two weeks, although they’re unsure whether he went hiking into the White Mountain National Forest.William Neal Donovan, 65, of...


N.H. lawmakers consider limit on breeding flat-faced dogs
03-24-2024 9:11 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Americans love flat-faced dogs: French bulldogs beat perennial favorite Labrador retrievers to be the most commonly registered purebred dog last year, according to the American Kennel Club, while pugs and pekes aren’t far behind.But popularity has its...


NH hiker makes an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” before Cog Railway rescue
02-19-2024 12:13 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

An injured hiker who made an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” was rescued from Mount Washington on Saturday amid wind chill of 50 degrees below zero, after rescuers were carried up the mountain in a special Cog Railway train.According to New...


NH Supreme Court case about ballot-counting machines draws a crowd
11-30-2023 6:58 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has taken into consideration arguments from an Auburn man that ballot-counting machines shouldn’t be used at polling places because the correct legal underpinning does not exist in New Hampshire’s constitution.Daniel...


Jonathan Hunt leads non-profit working to revitalize Whaleback Mountain ski area
08-11-2023 5:44 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

When Jonathan Hunt came on board at Whaleback Mountain, which like many independent ski areas had repeatedly flirted with failure for 20 years, he knew that it would take more than speeding up the chairlift to keep things going.“Immediately my job was...


PSU robot program has a new goal: Fixing automated scarecrows 
08-08-2023 5:23 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

They don’t look much like the dancing co-star of “Wizard of Oz,” but the clunky robots at the heart of a new program at Plymouth State University actually are scarecrows. Or used to be, before they broke down.“They had been working on and off. It’s...


Ruggles Mine sold; new owners plan to reopen to the public
07-24-2023 12:56 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Two New Hampshire residents have bought Ruggles Mine with hopes to reopen it to the public.“We had other offers from people who were not going to reopen the mine … but we knew that was a major concern of the public,” said Chris DiPetta, former manager...


Ballot-voting machines to be tested in Hanover on Tuesday
05-08-2023 4:17 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Two towns will be testing ballot-counting machines at elections Tuesday, the latest step as the state decides how to replace the aging AccuVote machines.Hanover and Moultonborough, N.H., will use ballot-counting devices produced by Election Systems &...


14,252 ticks later, the results are in: Pest showing up in NH a bit earlier each year
04-27-2023 4:25 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

If you’ve been outside in any snow-free location lately, it doesn’t take an analysis of 14,252 ticks collected from all over New Hampshire to tell you that everybody’s least-favorite arachnid is back — in fact, it never left.But if you want...


Warm temperatures and lots of sunshine means spring fire season is here – no outdoor burning
04-11-2023 11:10 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

With a stretch of very warm weather approaching, New Hampshire is showing the surest sign that winter is over: High wildfire danger.All portions of the state south of the White Mountains that have lost their snow cover were classified as being in high...


Wood pellets may be hard to get this winter, and more expensive
09-18-2022 10:13 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The price hikes and supply crunches that have clobbered fuel supplies and raised prices throughout the world are starting to affect the one fuel we can call our own: Wood pellets.“There is quite a bit available right now but with the ongoing...


Love for bassoon falls out of tune in NH woodwind sections
07-31-2022 1:39 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The last couple of years have seen such a parade of problems that it’s hard to be surprised by them any more. Even so, here’s a problem you probably haven’t thought of: New Hampshire is facing a shortage of bassoon players.A combination of factors...


There are still homes that heat with coal. Yes, coal
05-23-2021 9:00 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

CONCORD — Coal, once the dominant fuel for heating buildings while driving industry in New England, has faded almost entirely from view. Julie Kinney can point to one remnant that she wishes would fade with it.“We have an ash pile right now. At some...


Those webs in trees are ugly but not really a problem
08-31-2020 10:01 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

So many bad things are happening in the environment that the sight of what looks like huge balls of cotton candy all over some trees feels like the latest new disaster.But don’t fret: They’re routine and not as bad as they look.These aren’t gypsy...


Canadian firm buys Rymes Propane and Oil for $159 million
08-27-2020 10:23 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

CONCORD — Rymes Propane and Oil, founded a half-century ago and long based in New Hampshire, is being bought by a Canadian energy firm for $159 million.The purchase by Superior Plus needs regulatory approval and is scheduled to wind up Sept....


Will Mass. change spur NH, Vt. to alter their highway exit signs?
11-23-2019 10:14 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Are the days of heading to downtown Lebanon on Exit 18 numbered? Maybe so.The state Department of Transportation has endorsed the idea of changing exit numbers on interstates and turnpikes so that they reflect mileage rather than sequence.New...

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