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WMUR: The Southern section of the Granite State Rail Trail will stretch over 23 miles from the Methuen border to the existing Riverwalk in Manchester. Right now, the longest paved section runs 8.6 miles from Salem to Hood Park in Derry. The following is a breakdown of each NH town, and where they stand with their rail trail projects.

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Town selectman recently passed a “Complete Streets” policy in Hinsdale to improve its roadways. 

Hinsdale is the fourth town in the Monadnock Region to adopt a Complete Streets policy; Keene, Swanzey and Troy also have Complete Streets policies in place.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting rural communities to apply for planning assistance to develop strategies that help grow the economy and revitalize downtown neighborhoods. Thirty or more communities will be selected for assistance through a competitive process.

Pictured L to R: Terry Johnson, Director, HEAL NH; Mary DeVeau, Chair, Foundation for Healthy Communities Board of Trustees; Benjamin Frost, Director, Legal & Public Affairs, NH Housing Finance Authority; and Shawn LaFrance, Executive Director, Foundation for Healthy Communities.The Foundation for Healthy Communities recently honored Benjamin Frost, Director of Legal and Public Affairs at the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, with its distinguishedInnovator's Award for his support, commitment and dedication to the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL NH) initiative during the Foundation's annual meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

Over two thousand New Hampshire residents took up the challenge to be physically active at least twenty minutes each day this summer. Participants of this State-wide initiative driven by the Governor’s Council on Physical Activity & Health received a Passport to track their daily activity and gain free entry into six State Parks for daily use.

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the second year of Micro Grant Funding. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to increasing walking and walkability. Funded projects will increase walking and benefits of walkability in communities.

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