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Carroll County’s UNH Cooperative Extension office is part of a network of county, state and regional outreach education offices that bring the University of New Hampshire resources directly to the people who live and work in Carroll County. The staff, along with more than 30 campus-based Extension specialists, provides county residents with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that improve their lives.
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Community and Economic Development
Community & Economic Development staff work with local communities to enhance skills of local leaders, broaden their knowledge on decision-making, engage the public, create a vision for the future, and improve the economy. The following is a list of program offerings:
Getting to know Carroll County!
Take the Time to Take Care of Reusable Bags: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety.
While on a trip to the Portland area a few weeks ago I did some shopping at various stores. Due to a South Portland city ordinance some stores now charge 5 cents per plastic or paper bag if you do not bring your own reusable bag. One shoe store does not even use bags at all. You can bring your own bag or walk out of the store with the shoe boxes. This got me thinking about reusable bags. They are a good, eco-friendly way to pack groceries, household items and clothing from your favorite stores or farmer’s markets.
The question is, are those bags clean, particularly the ones used to carry groceries. I have seen some pretty dirty bags over the years while watching staff at the grocery stores pack food into reusable bags.. Read full story.