April 30, 2020

A month and a half of social distancing has made everyone keenly aware of how important it is to get outside.  While dinners, games, and Zoom provide us with opportunities to connect, nothing beats the feel of sunshine on a nice day.   My in-laws Wally and Nancy embrac...

April 10, 2020

Hard to believe it has only been a few weeks since our world closed down, and sadly, we are conservatively looking at least 4 more weeks until the stay at home order is lifted.  The good news is that the weather is getting warmer, and there are lots of great opportunit...

November 4, 2019

Over the last year, changes in recycling markets have had a dramatic impact on community solid waste programs.  As a result,  the Durham Town Council adopted a goal to develop a plan to make Durham's solid waste program economically and environmentally sustainable.  Th...

October 2, 2019

When we talk about Durham parking, we can't forget about spots for downtown business owners and their employees. Parking was a major concern in a recent survey by the Durham Businesses Association.  An examination of Durham's Business Permit Parking Program is good sta...

September 23, 2019

For many, pedestrian safety is a top concern in Durham. I have written in the past about how much I love living in Durham's walkable downtown, but certainly, like most communities, Durham could use a little traffic calming to ensure pedestrians are safe. 

Enter: Cost-ef...

September 23, 2019

UNH Family Weekend is right around the corner. This is a big opportunity for parents to check-out how their kiddos live on campus and how the school is treating them. Even if your parents and family are unable to attend, students still enjoy the weekend excitement (esp...

September 23, 2019

Over the years, one of the major complaints about Durham is the parking.   Last spring,  I attended a UNH Cooperative Extension Main Street Program and was able to hear other New Hampshire communities' parking experiences.   We are not alone. For some towns, it was an...

September 15, 2019

With UNH classes for the 2019-2020 academic year underway,  sleepy summer Durham has transformed into a very busy place.  The blue and pink lines on the map above form a triangle that includes most what we think of as Downtown Durham.  The blue lines show long term par...

How many towns in America with a population the size of Durham can claim TEN AMTRAK trains per day, everyday, stopping in their town? Not many, if any. 

How many towns our size can claim a train ridership of 55,000 to 60,000 per year boarding and de-training in their to...

September 1, 2019

Each year it feels as though Durham's annual "Fall Fest" shrinks a little more. Luckily, the folks at the Community Church of Durham are still going strong! On Saturday, September 7th swing into town between 9 am and 2 pm and visit the Community Church at 17 Main Stree...

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