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Old 01-04-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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Hi. I just joined the forum, and I've been reading a lot of your posts. Everyone seems to have a great amount of information, and is very friendly and helpful.

I hope you can help me. I am out of college, doing research for a television pilot I'm writing. The show takes place in a small, warm New England town. Unfortunately, I began writing before I ever moved to New England (I'm from New York City). I just used memories from family vacations when I was younger. I decided to set the show in New Hampshire. But, after living in Manchester for about a year...I know it does not have the small town New England atmosphere I'm looking to capture.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest any small towns in New Hampshire, that have a very classic, almost Robert Frost feel to them.

Also, I'm interested in finding out, if there are any towns that are politically open, or moderate. No one favors a Democrat or a Republican, but the most honest, thoughtful person for the job. (The show isn't about politics, but it does give me a sense of a community's values, etc.)

Also, could someone give me an idea about how accepted gays are in the state, especially in the state's smaller communities.

Thanks so much everyone.
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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Robert Frost? How about Hanover then, where he attended Dartmouth College. Must have rubbed off on him a bit.

http://www.hanoverchamber.org/uploadimages/StreetFest05-025lg.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Tamworth! It is the quintessential New England village. It is also in a beautiful, unspoiled setting.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Seacoast NH
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Nearly any small town in NH would fit your bill. As far as accepting gay people, as long as you don't insist on jamming it in peoples faces you'll be accepted. We have an openly gat town councillor + more recently his parner too. I think most people are very accepting here of "it's your life, live as you wish. Provincetown MA or Ogunquit ME is where you want to be if it's importantto you to hold hands with your partner on Main St. Otherwise, about any small town fits your bill. They get a bit more backward in the extreme north. Feel free to e-mail me with further questions. What are your interests? Wildlife, boating, canoeing, camping, night life?
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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Tamworth! It is the quintessential New England village. It is also in a beautiful, unspoiled setting.
Maybe TOO small? How about Conway, or is that too touristy with all the Mass-"<ahem>" coming up every weekend?

Still, Moat Mountain Brewery is up there, and that makes the trip TOTALLY worthwhile (mmmm...blueberry beer....)

If you want NH "feel", stay away from the seacoast, sadly--it's Mass-lite.
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:45 PM
 
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If you're not dedicated to NH, Manchester VT is a very quintessential New England town.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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If you're not dedicated to NH, Manchester VT is a very quintessential New England town.
Depends on your politics...then again, VT was pretty moderate until all the flatlanders started showing up.

Anyone ever watch NEWHART? That was actually a darned funny show and put New England in a funny (yet positive) light.
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:58 PM
 
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I loved that show! And for awhile, it was being shown in reruns on TVLand or something. I wish they would bring it back. I loved the quirky characters, and the writing was great.
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