saving the bakery

The bakery became an arts center, a community hangout, an economic engine, a source of pride featured in guidebooks. Once known as the “potato capital” of New Hampshire, the town could now add to its boasting this old-world oasis — “Not something you’d expect in Colebrook,” says George Bald, a customer and the state’s commissioner of resources and economic development.

So when the State Department denied Ms. Daeron’s visa, it became personal, for a couple, a town, a region.

- A Town Fights to Save an Oasis of Baguettes