Hurricane Irene is the worst hurricane to hit the northeastern US in 50 years.
President Obama has signed Emergency Declarations for North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maryland. At least 8 people are known dead, and 2 million are without power. [more inside]
a bill on same-sex marriage, New Hampshire's governor today signed the bill
into law. [more inside]
Living on top of Mt. Washington. 09:50 PM Thu Aug 18, 2005 EDT - ...
In the air this morning there was an undeniable chill and on the ground a touch of frost...Clear air pooling south from Canada opened views to the distant Adirondacks as well as deep into Quebec and all our surrounding states...just six week until snow can be expected.
Just a taste of this daily "blog" kept by observers living on the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast US.
Redux of a previous post,
but the blog is interesting enough to put it forth once again.
in small-town NH
. As I live nearby, I have begun the laborious task of barricading the doors and nailing boards across every window. My cats are furious with me. Oh, and this comment from my friend, who once had the accused zombie as a student: "Travis Saulnier was a student here. At the time of 6th grade, he was already over 6ft and looked well on his way to being the next Leatherface
. Not surprised."
So how cold is it on New Hampshire's Mount Washington, where hurricane force winds blow 104 days out of the year? Really freaking cold.
The Observatory's website
is a great resource for weather-geeks, and the interns have their own blog.
No winner in MoveOn primary...
but Dean places first, with 4387%. No candidate getting over 50% means no endorsement for now
. But more people voted in this virtual Democratic primary than voted in the New Hampshire, Iowa, and North Carolina Democratic primaries/caucuses in 2000.
Howard Dean is closing in
on the lead in New Hampshire, with 16% to Kerry's 17%. Dean
is appealing to voters by being outspoken
in an environment in which many of his fellow democrats are submissive to Bush's approval rating, and due to anticipation of his universal health care
plan, which he is soon to unveil. Already established as the most net-savvy candidate, Dean has hundreds of real-life meetups
planned for today.
Tom Alciere Resigns
- As a followup to the thread
from a few weeks ago. This is the newly-elected New Hampshire Representative who advocated cop-killing and wife-beating.
*sniff* I'll miss the funny lil' guy.