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Shooting leaves two dead in Alton

Mark Foynes
ALTON — An 11-year-old has been taken into custody, allegedly as a result of a double homicide that occurred last Friday....More

SB 2 goes down to defeat in Barnstead

Joshua Spaulding
REGION — There were plenty of races and issues that came up on the ballots across the local communities last week. One of the biggest issues on the ballot was in Barnstead, where voters had to choose ...More

Vote for new Alton Central School mascot name

ALTON — During the last several months, research has been done by a town/school committee regarding Alton history in an effort to present new mascot names for Alton Central School. The committee ...More

City Council reviews outside agency funding requests

Steve Bissonnette
BERLIN — Last Wednesday night’s meeting of the Berlin City Council was a review of the Outside Agencies portion of the City’s proposed budget for 2020. ...More

How is Berlin’s tax rate affecting the housing market?

Steve Bissonnette
BERLIN — As the city of Berlin works its way through the difficult process of regrowth, property values have suffered, resulting in a tax rate that is much higher than most other municipalities ...More

Ossipee voters approve playground funding, sell fish hatchery to tenants

Melissa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Community spirit abounded at Ossipee’s Annual Town Meeting this year, as about 150 people, from young children to senior citizens, packed into the gym and spent nearly four hours ...More

Camp Marist once again offering scholarships

Melissa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — Camp Marist is renewing a decades-old tradition and offering scholarships for their 2019 season....More

Selectmen question “arbitrary” cuts made to proposed operating budget

Melissa Seamans
OSSIPEE — With what Selectman Richard Morgan calls "arbitrary cuts" to the operating budget, the annual town meeting warrant is posted....More

Airport funding request takes center stage in Lancaster

Tara Giles
LANCASTER — Lancaster's Town Meeting began last Tuesday night with the White Mountains Regional High School JROTC presenting the colors and the singing of the National Anthem by Issy Gaetjens-Oleson. ...More

Whitefield voters approve Keno at Town Meeting

Steve Bissonnette
WHITEFIELD — Whitefield’s annual town meeting held few surprises and occasional interesting exchanges. In the only contested election, incumbent Selectman Peter Corey defeated challenger Shawn ...More

North Country Healthcare remains upbeat despite departure of Littleton Regional

Tara Giles
LANCASTER — After the recent announcement by Littleton Regional Healthcare that it plans to withdraw from the North Country Healthcare system, employees of the remaining institutions — Androscoggin ...More

Voters approve money for transfer station, reject election date change

Erin Plummer
Gilford voters approved money to complete the transfer station project and rejected an article to move the date of town elections to May....More

GHS theater production moving on to state festival

call imageErin Plummer
Gilford High School students will progress to state competition after taking the top three in a regional theater festival....More

GHS Winter Carnival brings out team spirit

call imageErin Plummer
The 2019 Winter Carnival at Gilford High School brought out team spirit, fierce competition, and a lot of talent with the juniors taking a narrow victory....More

Voters get behind Tuftonboro Free Library renovations

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — After years of unsuccessful attempts to meet increased space needs, the voters have spoken, and the Tuftonboro Free Library will be renovated and expanded. This time, a sea of hands ...More

Voters get behind Tuftonboro Free Library renovations

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — After years of unsuccessful attempts to meet increased space needs, the voters have spoken, and the Tuftonboro Free Library will be renovated and expanded. This time, a sea of hands ...More

Wolfeboro voters side with town officials’ recommendations on warrant articles

Elissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — Election Day, March 12, dawned sunny and bright, conditions accommodating to residents heading out to Town Hall to vote. ...More

Bristol voters approve sewer to Newfound Lake

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — There were just enough votes to approve an extension of the municipal sewer line to Newfound Lake during the Bristol Town Meeting on Saturday, March 16, and residents also increased the ...More

Voters issue rebuke to Newfound Area School Board

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — Voters at the polls have dealt a strong rebuke to the Newfound Area School Board, stripping it of the ability to set the default budget and, in a non-binding vote, asking that proposed ...More

Newfound’s John Lellos chosen as Social Studies Teacher of the Year in NH

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Principal Paul Hoiiris of Newfound Regional High School said that one of the best parts of his job is celebrating the accomplishments of not only his students, but his faculty and staff, ...More

Bodefest supports local Safe Route to School Project

call imageAngel Larcom
FRANCONIA — Cannon Mountain's Peabody Lodge was awash in a sea of green on Saint Patrick's Day, as people gathered together for one of Turtle Ridge Foundation's most significant annual events, Bodefest. ...More

Littleton says no to a new elementary school

Angel Larcom
LITTLETON — Despite the fragile condition of the Lakeway Elementary School, Littleton residents decided not to invest in a new location for the education of local youth. A three fifths ballot vote ...More

Hassan praises Schilling Brewing Co.’s charitable efforts

call imageJustin Roshak
LITTLETON—New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan visited Schilling Brewing Co. last Tuesday to congratulate them on their charitable efforts, and hear their concerns about the state of the craft beer ...More

Community Center proposal falls short of support needed to pass

Erin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — A warrant article for a new community center received a majority vote but not enough for the required approval....More

Meredith voters approve public works facility

Erin Plummer
MEREDITH — Articles for a new Public Works Facility and money towards a Hawkins Brook nature trail, a library design study, and renovations to the skatepark all received overwhelming support during ...More

Inter-Lakes Winter Carnival brings fun, competition to gym and stage

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School students showed off their many talents in the name of school spirit and spirited competition during Winter Carnival week....More

Discussion centers on Keno proposal at Plymouth’s Town Meeting

Donna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — The 2019 Town Meeting in Plymouth was an amicable affair this year, where the 24 articles on the warrant were approved in just over an hour. ...More

Local election results at a glance

Donna Rhodes
REGION — After rallies in voter participation over the last few election cycles pertaining to state and federal candidacies, most towns in the Newfound and Pemi-Baker Region reported low voter turnout ...More

Area police and safety personnel take part in active shooter training drill

call imageDonna Rhodes
CAMPTON — Thirty-eight members of police, fire and ambulance departments in the Pemi-Baker, Newfound and White Mountain regions took part in a special training program at Campton Elementary School ...More

Tilton voters overwhelmingly support land purchase

Donna Rhodes
TILTON — Last Saturday’s town meeting saw less than five percent of all registered voters in attendance but they engaged in lengthy discussions as they deliberated the seven articles on the ...More

Town office bond proposal rejected by Sanbornton residents

Donna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Town Meeting lasted four and a half hours this year, as voters discussed many topics, including a request for a $4,998,120 bond issuance for the construction and reconstruction ...More

Candidates for office introduce themselves to Tilton voters

Donna Rhodes
TILTON — Voters in Tilton were invited to Candidates Night at the Tilton Town Hall last week, where those running for offices this year had a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions ...More
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