PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Newfound Lake Tourism Dying from Climate Change

June 23, 2008

Bristol, NH - The "Naturally Newfound Fair" is supposed to be a celebration of New Hampshire's north country lake region. But this summer's fair, which begins on June 28, also will be an opportunity to discuss climate change.

Tourism has fallen off in the Newfound Lake region. Although it claims the cleanest water in the world, muted seasons and scarce snowfall are keeping visitors away, and Jan Pendlebury with the Pew Environment Group says residents are concerned.

"Anyone in the marketing and business world are thinking about the fall and whether the foliage will live up to what it used to be in the old days, whether we will have snow next winter, and trying to find some type of alternative businesses in case we no longer have the type of character that New Hampshire has so long been famous for."

The weather, she adds, already is taking its toll on local businesses - and jobs.

"With the exception of this past winter, which was very unusual, we have seen a developing trend of very warm winters, especially in the Newfound Lakes region. Businesses there are suffering tremendously by the lack of tourism."

In addition to food and music by the water, Pendlebury says this year's fair will include a number of well-known conservation groups, educating fairgoers about the impact of climate change. It is her hope that Congress can reach an agreement to require cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, a step she believes is necessary to help protect tourism industries, in New Hampshire and across the country.

John Robinson/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - NH