Planning Board

Communities & Consequences

“Communities & Consequences: The Unbalancing of New Hampshire’s Human Ecology and What We Can Do About It” by Peter Francese and Lorraine Stuart Merrill, (2008) Jay Childs made a film of the book (part I) soon afterh the book was published.

Part II of the film will air on Ch 11 at 8 to 9 PM on Thursday October 22. Among other things, the book and the films discuss aging communities and the need to attract younger families with affordable housing (cluster or other kinds of modest housing) in order to re-balance graying communities. The average age of people in NH is 49 and in Rye it is about 50.

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