New England

Gray Seals Thriving in New England But, But…Climate Change!

by Steve MacDonald June 15, 2017

New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) published a report yesterday titled, Gray Seals, Once Hunted, Are Thriving In New England. Once a popular target for hunters who could collect bounties from Massachusetts for their kills, the species swelled after hunting the beasts was outlawed. “Past surveys based on traditional methods of counting, using occupied aircraft to survey seals […]

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Missing New England Snow Found Vacationing in Sierra Nevada Mountains

by Steve MacDonald March 2, 2017

“Out West, the snow is so deep that scientists don’t have any tools to measure it.” (USA TODAY)  RENO, Nev. — One sure sign the Sierra Nevada is experiencing a historic winter is the snowpack is getting too deep for devices scientists use to measure it. It’s a problem that cropped up Wednesday when researchers […]

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Decisions have consequences. Now we get stuck with the bill

by Skip April 27, 2016

I keep seeing my electric bill going up and up and up – and I generally use less electricity than the year before (yes, I do look at that chart that Eversource provides giving a year’s lookback at actual KW used).  So can I blame the environmentalists that just don’t want to see conservation but […]

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NOAA and The Feds are Destroying Local Fisherman

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2016
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NOAA and the Federal government have been putting local fisherman out of business for years. David Goethel, the owner and operator of the Ellen Diane–a 44-foot fishing trawler, out of Hampton, New Hampshire–explains their most recent attempt to snuff out his livelihood. (Get the entire podcast here.)

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 5

by Steve MacDonald October 12, 2015
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After their by-week the New England Patriots rolled in to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas prepared for a defense the Cowboy’s didn’t bring. Instead of their traditional 4-3 they switched up to a  3-2, a defense the Patriots had not practiced for; they suffered for it through most of the first-half. Brady was sacked 5 […]

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“New plants on way, power needs still unmet”

by Skip February 5, 2015

Yep – the Obama picture is from the video clip where he announced that under his regime, electricity prices will necessarily soar.  Yep – I am not surprised at that headline in the UL yesterday (reformatted, emphasis mine): New plants on way, power needs still unmet Three new power plants — two in Connecticut and one […]

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Patriots 35 – Ravens 31

by Steve MacDonald January 11, 2015
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The Patriots showed resilience yesterday against the Baltimore Ravens, coming back from two 14 point deficits to finally take the lead and win 35-31.  I’ve seen all the local press so I was curious to read some Baltimore press. (Baltimore Sun – Tom Brady Exposes Ravens’ Biggest Weakness) Keeping it all in perspective, the Ravens […]

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Trouble Ahead…Administration has Its Head in the Sand

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2014
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 ICECAP Trouble Ahead…Administration has Its Head in the Sand By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM Hudson Litchfield News In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that his cap-and-trade proposal to control greenhouse gas emissions would mean higher energy prices for Americans. “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” Obama […]

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An Intelligent Conversation About Energy

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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Former State Senate Candidate Steve Kenda continues the discussion of energy along with Susan Olsen (our on staff energy expert), as we delve into capacity, delivery, plant shutdowns, and what New England needs realistically to meet the demands of the Northeast market.  Then there’s the circular cabal within the PUC, we talk China’s pollution, RGGI, […]

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by Ed Naile September 12, 2014

Before I forget. I work for Granite State Lumberjack Shows and since about 1993 I have been trimming and preparing wood for the Stihl Timbersports Competition. This includes driving a truck loaded with equipment all over the US and once in Alaska . We even did a show in Munich in 2001. As far as […]

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If the Legislature Added Ten Cents to the Cost of the Nashua Telegraph, Would That Be a Tax?

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2014
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The Nashua Telegraph is behind a pay wall I wouldn’t waste ten cents to get past but I can still read the snippets, and this one was enough to make me laugh. CONCORD – A growing program to permit homeowners to empty their garages and basements of old paint fell victim to political branding in […]

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Screw It I’m Gardening!

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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I have considered shooting video of me fertilizing ‘my lawn.’  It would encompass a camera recording me as I walk a spreader across the yard, with little green and off-white pellets skittering across the top of a 12 inch pack of ice and snow. Fertilizer is kind of expensive, though, and I don’t feel like […]

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GrokTALK! 11-30-2013

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2013
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We took Thanksgiving weekend off but we will be back next Saturday with a very special guest… Radio talk show host, columnist for the Boston Herald, stand-up comic, former GOP political consultant, and author Michael Graham will be with us on the next installment of GrokALK! Michael can be heard weekdays from noon to 3pm […]

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New England Patriots to Sign Tim Tebow

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2013

ESPN reports that the New England Patriots have picked up Tim Tebow. I think Tebow is a good prospect for an offense that thrives on players who can perform in multiple rolls.  Tebow can run well, catch, and passes better than most other utility players who might be asked to throw the ball down-field or […]

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The Obligatory Northeast Snowfall Timelapse Video

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2013

For those of you not yet weary of reports about “the big snowstorm” in the Northeast, here’s a time-lapse video from Hartford CT. Just for contrast, we got about 18″ where I live in Southern New Hampshire, some places–not that far from me–got two feet; these folks got a tiny bit more.

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Mental Recrement 5-27-12

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2012

I accept that there are several “definitions” for frappe based on the contents in the cup.  But I do not believe that anyone in New England need embarrass themselves by calling whichever whatever it is a ‘fraa-paayy.’  This is New England.  Just pronounce it a frapp. … My wife was searching for a price on […]

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Harrell Tweets On Right To Work (revisited)

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2011

With the Union Leader reporting again that New Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate in he nation and is the only state under 10%, this seemed like a good time to revisit this post from mid-September; I expect the left will be regurgitating these meme so we should be prepared to rebut their nonsense.

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