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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has reversed a ruling by regulators that denied New Hampshire’s largest utility its proposal to use money from electricity rates to help pay for a natural gas pipeline.

The Concord Monitor reports the court on Tuesday struck down a 2016 Public Utilities Commission decision that rejected Eversource’s request to use electric rates to pay for increasing capacity on the Algonquin pipeline. The case was sent back to the PUC.

Eversource spokesman Martin Murray said in light of the ruling, it will revisit the PUC’s decision to deny a power purchase agreement with Hydro Quebec for the Northern Pass project. He said that denial “was based on the same flawed legal analysis that the Supreme Court today overturned.”

Separately, the state Site Evaluation Committee, which rejected Northern Pass, is scheduled to discuss Eversource’s appeal Thursday.

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CONCORD, NH – Each spring, many New Hampshire residents see young wildlife by themselves and fear the worst, But wildlife experts warn you may be doing more harm than good.

Fish and Game Officials said that unfortunately, well-intentioned, but misguided, individuals see young alone, assume they are abandoned, and take them in to “help” them. Most of the time, they are removing the young from the care of its mother, who was waiting to return. The best chance a young wild animal has to survive is in its natural environment under the care of its mother.

If you see a fawn or any other young wildlife and suspect it has been abandoned or orphaned, do not move the animal. Contact NH Fish and Game Dispatch at (603) 271-3361, e-mail [email protected]@nh.gov, or our Wildlife Division at (603) 271-2461, e-mail [email protected] to make a report.

Fish and Game staff can assess the situation and help determine the best course of action. In most cases, it is best to leave the young alone and allow time for the mother to return to move it to a different location.

Adult deer can be detected easily by predators due to their scent and large size. Because of this, does will spend long periods of time away from their fawns to disassociate their scent from the fawn and keep them safe from predators. For the first month of life, the doe will only visit the fawn a few times a day to nurse quickly before leaving again, although usually not going too far.

Fish and Game Officials said to never take in wildlife, adding that you could be exposing yourself to rabies, which is a fatal disease. Additionally, picking up any newborn could lead to that animal being euthanized for required testing.

Only qualified people with special rehabilitator permits, issued through N.H. Fish and Game, may take in and care for injured or orphaned wildlife. Improper care of injured or orphaned wildlife often leads to their sickness or death.

Every year, the state’s only licensed fawn rehabilitator has several fawns die from scours because they have been improperly fed or cared for by the public.

Unless you have rehabilitator credentials, it is ILLEGAL to have in your possession or to take from the wild New Hampshire wildlifeand keep it in captivity.

For a full list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, go to www.wildnh.com/wildlife/rehabilitators.html.

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MWV Chamber Of Commerce Expo 18

by Christian Mower on May 22, 2018

Mount Washington Radio Group Owner Greg Frizzell sits and chats with other business professionals in the Mount Washington Radio Lounge at Expo 17 ~ Photo Courtesy of Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 
NORTH CONWAY, NH – The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is poised to offer EXPO 18, with even more opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, and education on Tuesday, May 22 at the North Conway Community Center, from noon – 5:00pm.

This one-day event is packed with networking and educational opportunities for businesses from large to small. Over 45 Companies from fields of information technology, energy, recreation, insurance, media, wellness suppliers and more will be on hand under one roof to showcase their products and services.

EXPO 18 offers an opportunity to learn about new innovations, network with colleagues, launch potential partnerships and relationships between Valley businesses, plus learn from experts.

All the EXPO 18 components are free and open to the public. 

Highlights of what’s in store for EXPO 18

 

Educational Workshops

Two workshops focused on solving labor issues for businesses throughout New Hampshire’s North Country will be presented at the North Conway Community Center, starting at 2:00pm.

 

Strategies for Solving Labor Issues – Part I, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Our economic vitality is threatened daily with the exportation of skilled labor, the potential end of DACA, a ban on travel, visa approval or disapproval, the I-9 process, ICE and other unforeseen impacts. It is crucial that we take a long-term educated approach to filling our employee vacancies with a limited skilled and ready workforce. 

John R. Wilson, Esquire, President and Partner of Goff Wilson, P.A., a global immigration law firm from Concord and Paris, will share information and insights on the issues of keeping our global employee base through immigrant and nonimmigrant programs.

Wilson is co-founder of the firm, and his practice focuses exclusively on global immigration. Mr. Wilson has consistently been selected as one of the ‘Best Lawyers in America’ under the ‘Immigration Law’ category published by the National Polling Firm of Woodward-White.

 

Strategies for Solving Labor Issues – Part II – 3:30-4:30pm

The second part of this workshop will be a panel discussion sharing current labor trends in the valley and career opportunities that are available through apprenticeships, credentialing, certification and licensing.

Panel members include:

  • Bruce DeMay, Director of the Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau at the NH Dept. of Employment Security, sharing the latest state and local trends for the economic and labor market.

 

  • Parker Haines of BD Painting and Property Management, a young professional proving the value of entrepreneurship in meeting his goal of staying and making a life in the valley and his desire to create opportunity for other young professionals.

 

  • Christopher Nicolopoulos, Esq., Director of the New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents, dispelling myths on finding professional career opportunities in the valley.

 

  • Bailey Damon, Leadership 2018 and Thrive Program, sharing a unique program developed by the 2018 Leadership class to encourage young people’s desire to stay in the valley making a good living without incurring student debt.

Seating is limited, and reservations are requested for both free workshops. Please contact Michelle Gittleson at 603-356-5701 ext. 300 or [email protected]  to register.

 

New Hampshire Electric Co-op display of Electric Vehicles (EV)

NH Electric Co-op (NHEC) will bring electrical vehicles for attendees to sit in and learn about the benefits of an EV.  Don’t miss the EV Alley, which will be at the back entrance of the North Conway Community Center, where the electrical vehicles will be on display. NHEC will also provide information about EV chargers both for Commercial business and home charging and provide information about New Hampshire’s network of EV chargers. In Northern New Hampshire alone, EV chargers have been installed at:

  • Red Jacket – N. Conway (Universal and Tesla)
  • Bernerhof Inn – Glenn
  • Church Landing – Meredith
  • Common Man – Plymouth
  • Woodstock Inn – Woodstock
  • Indian Head – Lincoln
  • Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Discover Center – North Conway
  • Mt Washington Auto Road
  • The Wentworth Inn – Jackson (Universal and Tesla)
  • The North Conway Grand – North Conway
  • Cranmore Inn – North Conway (Tesla only)

Northledge Technologies displays Communication Technology Solutions

Northledge Technology offers comprehensive technology solutions for businesses and homeowners. At the Expo they will provide the latest in voiceover IP phone systems and communications technologies.

STAY MWV and Leadership MWV lunches and snacks

These two organizations of young professionals will be sponsoring lunches and the snack bar to support their project Thrive MWV, a program allowing individuals to access and explore advanced career opportunities throughout the Mt. Washington Valley.

Learn about Knockerball and Archery Tag

Knockerball North Conway and Archery Tag staff, from the only turf facility in the Mt Washington Valley, will be on hand to demonstrate archery tag and provide information about their facility and how to plan an offsite event.

Exhibitors

More than 45 exhibitors have signed on to offer information, demonstrations and more at EXPO 18. There’s still room for additional exhibitors.  Simply click here to access the online exhibitor registration form.

 

EXPO 18 concludes with the Conway Daily Sun’s Best of Mt Washington Valley Awards winner announcements and social event at 5:00pm at the North Conway Country Club.  Come congratulate winners of the “Best of the Valley” Awards along with the recipient of the Student Entrepreneur Award, which will be announce here too.

EXPO 18 is presented by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Premier sponsors include WMWV 93.5fm, Easy 95.3fm and Magic 104fm, and Eastern Propane and Oil. The Education Sponsors are SCORE and Chalmers Insurance Group, and Supporting Sponsors include Heartland Payment Systems, New Hampshire Electric Co-op, TD Bank, and Northledge Technologies. The lunch and snack bar are sponsored by Stay MWV and Leadership MWV. Media sponsors include Conway Daily Sun and Business NH.

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Drive Time Interview: Expo18

by Tony Zore on May 21, 2018

Tony Zore sits down with Janice Crawford, Michelle Gittleson, and Patrick Lord to discuss the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Expo18 event, tomorrow (5/22/18) at the N. Conway Community Center from noon till 5pm.

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Briggs Bunker Passes Weather Observer Torch To Ed Bergeron

by Christian Mower May 21, 2018 Front Page News

Former Mount Washington Radio Owner Skip Sherman (left) sits with long time Morning Weather Show Observer Briggs Bunker (right). ~ Photo Courtesy of Karen Williams   NORTH CONWAY, NH – After over 40 years a Mount Washington Valley legend has passed the weather vane. This Morning (Monday) WMWV local weather observer Briggs Bunker gave his […]

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North Conway Voted Among 10 Best Small Town For Year-Round Adventure

by Christian Mower May 21, 2018 Front Page News

NORTH CONWAY, NH – North Conway was named the seventh-best small town for year-round adventure by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards. A panel of expert travel and adventure journalists partnered with USA Today editors to pick 20 nominees. Readers then vote for their favorites, and the ten best at garnering votes make it […]

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