John Burns, who has been in long-term recovery from addiction for 21 years, hopes to break down socially accepted stigmas about the disease so others who are suffering can openly get the help they need. "It has to be explained that it's a health problem we need to be educated on," Burns, 46, of Somersworth, said.
Greg Meeh stands in front of the new building that will hold his distillery's steam boiler on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Meeh has started acquiring equipment, such as this brand new whiskey helmet shipped in from Austria.
A snow goose and a snowy owl -- and even a snow bunting -- were spotted in this week's rare bird alert by the New Hampshire Audubon Society. A snow goose was seen with a flock of Canada geese at Eel Pond in Rye on Nov. 24. A snow goose was also seen with a flock of Canada geese in fields at Spring Hill Farm on Bear Hill Road in Hillsborough on Nov. 21 and 23, and a snow goose was seen with a flock of Canada geese at Tenny's Farm on Route 202 in Antrim on Nov. 21 and 22. A gadwall was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on Nov. 22, and 40 snow buntings were seen there on Nov. 23. The municipal property has been the scene for many other rare sightings over the years.
Although DurhamFire Chief Corey Landry is one of three finalists for the same role in the Natick Fire Department, he said he's not sure he will take the job if it is offered. "I'm not 100 percent sure I'd accept the job," Landry said.
From 6-9 p.m. Thursday, the New HampshireLiquor Commission will host one of the largest spirits events in the country at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. This is the second year for the event, expected to draw nearly 1,000 people. This year will feature more than 400 spirits poured by some of the world's foremost brand ambassadors, along with whisky and spirit seminars, silent auctions and raffles, and food sampling from many New Hampshire restaurants.