N.H. News Roundup: Is it already ski season? State gets boost in heating aid
This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows a snow gun making fresh snow at the Stowe resort in Stowe, Vt. (AP file photo)
Can you believe it’s already time to hit the slopes?
Well, its not the case for all the resorts, but several nearby ski areas have opened fully or partially for the season.
The first N.H. resort to open for business was Bretton Woods, which offered free skiing the day before Halloween.
Loon Mountain is following closely behind, though. It’s opening this Friday, the earliest opening date in the area’s history. Gunstock is preparing to open in 30 days.
Part of the reason for the early openings is the advancement in technology that the ski resorts utilize.
The other N.H. ski areas expected to open this month are Cannon Mountain, Cranmore Mountain Resort, Granite Gorge, Mount Sunapee and Waterville Valley.
Most others will follow suit in December.
In other news
∎ Low-income folks here will get close to $25 million in federal heating assistance funds.
∎ Stay tuned to concordmonitor.com this afternoon. The New Hampshire Supreme Court will issue its ruling in about an hour on the State v. Michael Addison death-penalty appeal.
∎ Chris Christie might already have an advantage in the First in the Nation primary. The N.H. GOP has named his regional political director as its new executive director.
∎ Abigail Hernandez’s father has pleaded for the return of his daughter, who went missing from North Conway last month.
∎ 411 deer were hunted and killed during the Granite State’s 2013 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend 10 days ago.
∎ Pelham’s parks and recreation department was recognized for helping to keep its residents healthy.
∎ Instead of adding to landfills, UNH sends its leftover food waste to compost.
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