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Concord youth create group to destigmatize mental illness
A group of young people in the Concord area have formed an organization to help individuals and families navigating mental illness.
concordmonitor  youth  mentalillness  stigma 
2 days ago by chasingjade
Editorial: Kelly is right choice for governor
Today, in this nation, the fires of division are being fanned daily by President Donald Trump, and many midterm elections will be as much a referendum on him as on the merits of the candidates on the ballot. That, inescapably, is the case in this year’s gubernatorial race as well.
concordmonitor  editorial  mollykelly  sununu  energy  policy  climatechange 
14 days ago by eversourcenh
Kelly calls Sununu’s education commissioner ‘unacceptable’ at debate
Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic challenger Molly Kelly tangled over renewable energy, a proposed natural gas pipeline, paid family leave, the opioid epidemic, and a host of other issues as they debated with a week to go until Election Day.
concordmonitor  Candidates  debate  sununu  mollykelly  rates  policy  northernpass 
15 days ago by eversourcenh
Veto of net metering bill puts solar projects on hold
Not surprisingly, the governor’s veto of a bill to make large solar projects more profitable has put a number of municipal solar projects on hold, or at least up in the air.
concordmonitor  netmetering  legislation  veto  sununu 
17 days ago by eversourcenh
Sununu, Kelly disagree on virtually everything in gubernatorial debate
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Molly Kelly disagreed on virtually every issue and criticized each other’s records as they debated for the first time in the general election campaign for governor.
concordmonitor  Candidates  sununu  kelly  contributions  energy  costs 
23 days ago by eversourcenh
Letter: Mitchell for state rep
Rebecca Mitchell is one of three excellent candidates running on the Democratic ticket for one of the three state representative positions in Weare and Deering. She has the energy and passion to make a difference in our communities as well as our state.
concordmonitor  letter  candidate 
23 days ago by eversourcenh
State Supreme Court agrees to hear Northern Pass appeal
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear Eversource’s appeal related to the rejection of its Northern Pass transmission line proposal.
concordmonitor  northernpass  supremecourt  appeal 
4 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Letter: Ask about Northern Pass
The upcoming election faces voters with a host of important issues they must weigh carefully before deciding whom to vote for. With passions high on a variety of issues, it is important for us not to forget about an issue that is important to so many here in the Granite State. I’m talking about the Northern Pass project, the project with enormous towers that serve no other purpose than to act as giant extension cord supports through the natural beauty of our state to benefit Massachusetts. When making an informed decision on how to cast your vote, it is important to remember that this project is still very much alive. Reach out to your candidates for state office and ask where they stand on Northern Pass. Let them know that we don’t want our state to be an extension cord. As you weigh your important vote, don’t forget to ask where these candidates stand on Northern Pass.
concordmonitor  letter  northernpass  opponent 
4 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Sale of Penacook trash-to-energy plant reflects global industry changes
The possibility that the trash-burning power plant in Penacook may get its third owner in four years appears to reflect global patterns of the huge waste-to-energy industry rather than the recent New Hampshire debate over electricity prices from biomass plants.
concordmonitor  renewableenergy  powerplant 
5 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Gov. Chris Sununu, Molly Kelly outline energy plans for N.H.
Gov. Chris Sununu and Democratic challenger Molly Kelly remained steadfast in their differences over energy policy as each addressed the annual New Hampshire Energy Summit on Monday.
concordmonitor  Candidates  energysummit 
7 weeks ago by eversourcenh
The state’s oldest (probably) electric-car chargers are in Concord, and could use a bit of TLC
Electric vehicles are all the rage these days but as far as former NHTI professor Tom Hopper is concerned, we’re a bunch of Johnny-come-latelys. He remembers them being the rage before the first George Bush became president.
concordmonitor  electricvehicles  charging 
7 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Downtown: 100 percent energy initiative praised; city reworks solar approval process
The Capital City’s goal of total renewable energy may be three decades away, but you wouldn’t know it by the breakneck pace its energy policymakers have set.
concordmonitor  renewableenergy  policy  concord 
7 weeks ago by eversourcenh
While leaks are common, disasters involving gas rare in N.H.
As Massachusetts copes with one of the nation’s worst residential natural gas disasters, New Hampshire can be thankful that even though 120,000 customers have natural gas in the state, it has seen few major accidents and a single fatality over the past three decades.
concordmonitor  naturalgas  pipelines  columbiagas  restoration  safety 
8 weeks ago by eversourcenh
N.H. legislature overrides Sununu on biomass bill
The New Hampshire Legislature overrode a veto of a biomass bill by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in a big win for the forestry industry and wood-chipping plants in the state.
concordmonitor  biomass  legislation  sununu  veto  override 
8 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Arnie Arnesen: There’s a big garbage problem within the biomass bill
Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed Senate Bill 365, the biomass energy/subsidy bill that would protect hundreds or perhaps thousands of jobs in the forest-products industry, in a state that is 80 percent forested (according to Paul Doscher, owner of a small woodlot and former longtime employee of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, in a Monitorcolumn on July 12).
concordmonitor  op-ed  biomass  legislation 
8 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Primary winners shift their focus to November’s general election
Hours after her convincing victory in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Molly Kelly was back on the campaign trail.
concordmonitor  Candidates  sununu  contributions  kelly 
9 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Andrew Cline: Sununu was right to veto corporate welfare bills
New Hampshire has a booming economy, the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the country and thousands of job openings. Even in the North Country, employment rates exceed the national average. Berlin has a lower unemployment rate than Worcester, Mass., Charlotte, N.C., or Phoenix, Ariz.
concordmonitor  op-ed  biomass  legislation  sununu  veto 
9 weeks ago by eversourcenh
John Tuthill and Katie Lajoie: No clean energy bill should include trash incinerator
Legislators will decide on Thursday whether to saddle ratepayers with a multi-million dollar subsidy for a major source of pollution in the Concord area, to be paid on your monthly electric bill.
concordmonitor  column  cleanenergy  biomass  legislation  sununu  veto 
9 weeks ago by eversourcenh
State Rep. Jim McConnell: Sununu ‘blundered badly’ by vetoing energy bills
Gov. Chris Sununu blundered badly by vetoing Senate Bill 365 (use of biomass and waste-to-energy facilities) and Senate Bill 446 (net metering limits for customer generators). Both his reasoning and his numbers are wrong.
concordmonitor  op-ed  biomass  legislation  sununu  veto 
9 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Rep. Herb Richardson and Sen. Dan Feltes: Let’s focus on local energy and jobs, lower rates
From the senior on a fixed income of Social Security in Lancaster, to the small business owner in Henniker, to the family in manufactured housing in East Concord, affording energy is often an ongoing battle. They all expect and they all deserve bipartisan compromise and problem-solving on energy.
concordmonitor  op-ed  biomass  legislation  sununu  veto 
9 weeks ago by eversourcenh

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