Forest Society News & Features

Opponents of the Kinder Morgan proposal to build a new natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire have been waiting for elected officials to come out against the project with the same intensity they saw in Massachusetts, where near universal opposition among high-profile politicians help

NHPR's Rick Ganley interviews Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Rose about the proposed expansion of the ski resort at Mount Sunapee State Park.

Hundreds turned out seeking information from Kinder Morgan representatives about the proposed natural gas pipeline during an open house Tuesday at Hampshire Hills in Milford.

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NH Business Review Story by Bob Sanders

Nobody knows for sure how much New Hampshire ratepayers would benefit from the billions of dollars spent on two proposed energy projects crisscrossing portions of the Granite State, but early estimates indicate that it isn’t very much.

So what happened? Why did the wholesale price of electricity come crashing down from record highs to the lowest price in years? Why didn’t the latest cold snap send prices into the frigid stratosphere?

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NH Business Review story and photos by Cynthia Tokos

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee reconstructed crimes in miniature.

By DAN SEUFERTSunday News Correspondent NEWBURY - A report evaluating the condition of the forest on the "West Bowl" lands where Mount Sunapee officials hope to expand skiing operations recommends the state protect at least a portion of the property.

In a report delivered to the state’s Department of Resources and Economic Development and provided to The Associated Press, the state’s Natural Heritage Bureau said it confirmed the existence of the stand of mostly red spruce trees, some of which were older than 170 years. The land, part of Mount Sunapee State Park, showed no signs of logging or other human interference and the bureau deemed the spruce trees, that most desirable of timber products, part of an “exemplary forest.”