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A Great Day in the New Hampshire “North Country”

August 22, 2011Posted in Uncategorized

Wow, today has been a really fascinating and productive day in northern New Hampshire. The first stop was the Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin, a former logging camp that has been turned into a museum. The staff was incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of New Hampshire logging.

North Country Logging: The Experts

After touring the logging camp, my next stop was the office of the Berlin Daily Sun. I’ve found all the New Hampshire media outlets, large and small, to be very fair and very interested in hearing what I have to say, and the Daily Sun was no exception.

Office of the Berlin Daily Sun

Our next stop was the White Mountain Café and Bookstore in Gorham, followed by a visit to Chutter’s, a world famous candy store in the town of Littleton. Here I am with Jim Alden, the owner of Chutter’s.

At Chutter's Candy Store with Jim Alden

After showing us around his store, Jim was kind enough to show me around downtown Littleton and introduce me to several small business owners. Here I am talking policy with the owner of Rae’s Cigars.

Chatting with yet another small business owner about the US economy

One cool feature of downtown Littleton is that they keep a few old pianos in various locations along the side of Main Street. I haven’t really played piano since I was a child, but it was fun to sit down and play a quick tune.

A fun moment in downtown Littleton with Jim Alden

All in all, it has been a very enjoyable and successful day on the campaign trail. Tomorrow I’ll be headed back down to Concord, where the message will be the same – the only difference will be the fact that I am wearing a suit and tie!


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