A deeper take on stories and newsmakers from around the Granite State by our friends at InDepthNH.org.
The state’s Site Evaluation committee will decide by Sept. 30 whether New Hampshire approves or denies Eversource Energy/Northern Pass Transmission’s application to build a 192-mile, $1.6 billion high-voltage power line from Pittsburg to Deerfield to bring Hydro-Quebec electricity through NH to the New England grid. READ MORE
Utility giant National Grid provided lots of surprises Tuesday when it announced plans for a transmission project to deliver up to 1,200 megawatts of renewable energy from Quebec to Vermont, then down a mostly existing corridor in New Hampshire. READ MORE
The changing economic environment for electric utilities may have helped fuel what Northern Pass developers say are erroneous reports in Le Journal de Quebec that Hydro-Québec may be rethinking its commitment to the transmission project.
On Thursday, Hydro-Québec and its New Hampshire partner, Eversource, said both companies remain committed to the $1.6 billion project to transport 1,090 megawatts of Hydro-Québec electricity to New England over 192 miles of power lines stretching from the Canadian border at Pittsburg to Deerfield. READ MORE
Prison is dangerous for transgendered people like Justin Plamondon, during a recent interview at the Secure Psychiatric Unit. She said she was raped by another inmate in a different unit in November, suffered acute shock and is disappointed that the prison investigation has stalled. READ MORE
Building on her efforts to combat domestic and sexual violence and the crime of human trafficking, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, participated in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on Backpage.com, where she voiced outrage over Backpage.com’s knowing facilitation of online sex trafficking. READ MORE
Cartoonist Mike Marland was the victim of cost-cutting at the Concord Monitor after 29 years, and his last cartoon ran there on New Year’s Eve. InDepthNH.org would like to find a sponsor to keep him cartooning. READ MORE