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On this episode of The Freecast the ACLU sues the city of Manchester, Sununu vetoes net metering, Rochester bans CBD edibles, and The Wentworth House gets a visit.
- ACLU Sues to block Manchester’s further use of surveillance cameras downtown
- Net Metering
- “These same consumers deserve the freedom to invest their own capital to become more self-sufficient and energy independent and less reliant on out-of-state electricity companies that control our high electricity rates.”
- These are set by an equation and approved by utility commissions
- Increased supply would lower rates
- “The current size limit is also a barrier to significant investment in existing and new small renewable energy projects, which would help keep our energy dollars in-state, drive economic activity, support good-paying jobs, and increase state and local business and property tax revenues.”
- MIT study found that utility-scale solar is cheaper: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/mit-economists-say-we-should-ditch-net-metering#gs.huaiah
- Mental Health
- NH lottery wins a federal court case
- Court says education funding unconstitutional
- Former physician assistant sentenced 4 years for fentanyl kickbacks
- Rochester bans the sale of CBD edibles which NH DHHS confirms is not approved
- Freecoast Liberty Outreach Meetup
- Exeter – 2nd Thursday
- The Colonel Paul Wentworth House
- I made a field trip out to it with my family on June 1st for the Down to the Sea, The Maritime Heritage of the Piscataqua Event
- The building was built on the frontier in 1701 in modern day Rollinsford, (Dover at the time and later Somersworth)
- Back in the colonial period, the Wentworths were essentially the royals of the area.
- “Elder” William Wentworth came to New Hampshire in 1639 to Exeter NH as a follower of John Wheelwright. Elder Wentworth moved to Dover, NH in 1649, and was a proprietor of the local sawmill. He and his wife had 11 children, 9 boys. His garrison was the lone surviving garrison from the Cocheco Massacre in 1689. He is responsible for 95% of the Wentworth population in the US and Canada today.
- One of his sons, Samuel Wentworth would become responsible for the three royal governors. Another one of his sons, Ezekiel Wentworth would own what is now the village of Salmon Falls, Rollinsford and operated a sawmill on the Salmon Falls River. Ezekiel had a son named Paul and Paul built the house in 1701 100 yards from its current location.
- Paul and his wife had no children, so when he died, his nephew Colonel John Wentworth acquired the house. And John made all the changes that you see today at the house.
- The whole Wentworth family was in the timber trade and Elder William Wentworth was actually sent over to survey the trees, the family was some of the ones responsible for marking the trees as known in the Pine Tree riots. The inside of the house has a lot of thick pine, some boards that are over 3’ wide. Therefore, when Paul built his house he did so illegally. Probably thinking the King probably isn’t going to come all the way over from England to inspect.
- Frederick Newton Blodgett saw that the expansion of the railroad might see the demise of his ancestral house and thought that the house would fall under further disrepair if it stayed where it was. He was a budding businessman from Dover, MA so he decided to have the house completely disassembled and moved down to Dover, MA in 1936.
- It sits on the original property however moved to Dover Mass and then moved back in 2002.
- The first 2 owners owned slaves
- There was a lean-to attic that the slaves stayed in.
- At any time there were 8-10 slaves at the house at any given time.
- The lean-to attic was built in roughly 1750.
- They had a Rollinsford historical exhibit on the second floor. an 1887 bird’s eye view of what Rollinsford looked like at the time. When Rollinsford was created from Somersworth, it was named after their 2 most prominent families, the Rollins and Wallingford families.
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