- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The town of Pittsburg, New Hampshire, will receive $25,000 to build a gazebo and walking path at the town park as part of more than $575,000 in grants awarded by a charitable foundation to 16 organizations and projects throughout New Hampshire and bordering communities in Vermont and southern Quebec.

The grants are from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The fund aims to benefit education, economic development and help meet communities’ basic needs.

The largest grant of $210,000 was awarded to the North Country Health Consortium of Littleton, New Hampshire, for capacity building support over three years.

The town of Canaan, Vermont, is receiving $18,675 for consultants to develop a multi-year strategic plan.

Other grant recipients include the North Country Community Recreation Center of Colebrook, New Hampshire - awarded $150,000 to support general operations over the next three years - and the Nansen Ski Club of Milan, New Hampshire - awarded $19,500 to build a warming hut and provide storage for club equipment

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont will receive $3,500 to provide scholarship funds for up to four youth participants in educational programs in South Burlington, Vermont.

“Quality programs that help youth and adults further their education are essential to building a thriving economy,” said the Tillotson Fund director Kirsten Scobie. “We want - as Neil and Louise wanted - the North Country and surrounding regions to flourish.”

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