OUR HOMETOWN: COLEBROOK presents an in-depth and personal look at the residents of Colebrook, NH and what it’s like to live north of the Notches. In the show, meet town historian Arnold Goodrum, find out how Québécois transplant Benoit Lamontagne brought business to town, hear John Harrigan recount the darkest day in the town’s history; learn why Jonathon Dodge opened his business in Colebrook, and find out how Julie Moran helped found a food coop for the North Country.
Established: 1762 or 1796 (disputed)
Location: Coos County, North Country
Name: Originally named Dryden, after the English poet; renamed for chair of East India Company
Notable: Great North Woods, The Tillotson Center for Visual & Performing Arts
Try it: Starting from Colebrook, you can visit Maine, Vermont and Canada all in the same day
Major funding for OUR HOMETOWN: COLEBROOK provided by Tillotson North Country Foundation, Inc. & Samuel P. Hunt Foundation Challenge Grant
Additional Support Provided by: AutoNorth, Granite Bank, Daniel Hebert, Inc., Colebrook Country Club, LaPerle's IGA, L.L. Cote, Kheops International, Inc., North Country Chamber of Commerce, Bear Rock Suites, Cité Écologique Learning Center, Lancaster Eye Care, North Country Health Consortium, Sunny Valley Creations, White Mountain Distributors, Tuckerman Brewing Company, and Waystack Frizzell Trial Lawyers
Colebrook Community Partners: Elizabeth Ball, Nancy Biron, Stephen Brooks, Richard Adams Carey, Julie Colby, Lorna Colquhoun, Bonnie Gifford Stevenson, Sylvia Goodrum, Dan Gorham, Bud Hulse, Sean Hurley, Aline "Ginger" Jannenga, Charlie Jordan, Rob Maxwell, Becky Merrow, Lori Morann, Jimmy & Vicki Salonia, Anne Sullivan, Edith Tucker, Susan Zizza, Colebrook Area Historical Society, Tillotson Center for the Arts, The Colebrook Chronicle, Coos County Democrat, The News & Sentinel
Stories from Colebrook, NH, told by the hometown's residents, and hosted by Rebecca Rule.
A food coop fills an important niche.
A murderer marks the town and its newspaper.
High school students help to preserve the Balsams.
What is it like to live in an Ecovillage community?
It took more than 60 years to build this vital part of the North Country.
A Colebrook business with a "new age" focus.
A festival celebrates the iconic mammal of the North Country.
An immigrant family makes its living selling produce.
A coach reminisces about a former athlete who serves the community.
The Metallak Hotel is built, but never opens.
What is on the other side of Monadnock Mountain?
A family farm reinvents itself.
The center is a cultural gem in Colebrook.
An infamous murderer escapes to Colebrook.
Two loggers reminisce about how their profession has changed.
Keeping the oldest business in town running.
After a serious accident, Falconer took on a special physical challenge.
A 25-year-old finds his calling at a newspaper.
The town historian talks about firefighting.
The town rallies to save its French bakery.
The Grange is still a place for folks to socialize and dance.
A high school group raises awareness of drug abuse.
A group of citizens spruces up their town.
A family farm creates a sought-after Christmas tree.
Potato farming was once important to the North Country economy.
Recalling a man of magic, medicine, and miracles.
A group of artists expresses its creative sides.
The Confederation of Sound is still rocking!
Colebrook has your ticket to the performing arts scene.
A newcomer is aided by folks after a devastating storm.
A man's heritage and language skills bring business to town.
A business that goes beyond bicycles.
A family demonstrates its devotion to its community.
Being a pharmacist is in a man's genes.
Stories from Colebrook, NH.