NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Energy leaders from around New England met in Manchester Friday to brainstorm how to keep the region’s lights on at a reasonable price long-term.

You might see smoke rising or trails blocked off in parts of the White Mountain National Forest over the next six weeks.

The U.S. Forest Service will be setting as many as 20 fires across the park in an effort to keep the forest healthy. Fire management officer Patrick Johnson says the fires' locations depend on what the forest needs every year. 

Massachusetts energy officials have announced they're going with Plan B to bring Canadian hydroelectric power to the Bay State.

They've selected a back-up project that runs transmission lines through Maine, after New Hampshire state regulators refused to allow Plan A – the controversial Northern Pass project.

But the Maine project, known as New England Clean Energy Connect, also faces an uncertain future.

In Massachusetts, the announcement got kudos and criticism from those closely watching the state's selection of a massive clean energy project:

Northern Pass Loses Mass. Energy Contract

Mar 28, 2018
Electricity lines.
pxhere / Creative Commons

The future of Massachusetts hydropower will not come through the White Mountains of New Hampshire via the Northern Pass project, Massachusetts and utilities officials agreed and announced Wednesday.

Trump Takes Opioid Fight To New Hampshire

Mar 19, 2018
Donald Trump speaking in New Hampshire in 2015.
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

President Donald Trump made a rare visit to New England Monday to tout his approach to opioids.

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