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Students show off the new Alton Central

call imageCathy Allyn
ALTON — "I heard a lot of ‘Come here, I want to show you this,’ and that was really good," new Alton Central School Principal Cris Blackstone said of the school’s open house held ...More

Bernier saga heads to litigation phase

Mark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — The Shawn Bernier saga has moved into its litigation phase. The Baysider recently received a copy of Bernier’s 40-page "Petition for Reinstatement as New Durham Police Chief Pursuant ...More

Timber Wolves open with a win over Lakers

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — Last season it took the Prospect Mountain girls’ soccer team a few weeks to get on the winning side of things. This year, the Timber Wolves did not have to wait too long. In the season’s ...More

Bernie Sanders wows big Androscoggin Valley crowd

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — "The United States has a declining middle class and a grotesque level of income and wealth inequality where the top one-tenth of one percent owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 ...More

Choice Card still confusing, frustrating for veterans

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — All three members of the Congressional delegation on hand — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat of Madbury, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican of Nashua, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster, ...More

Mountaineers, Spartans battle to scoreless tie

call imageTara Giles
BERLIN — On Friday, the White Mountains soccer boys traveled to Berlin for what resulted in a scoreless game that crept into overtime. The Spartans seemed to have an edge over the Mountaineers for ...More

County Commissioners cover a very full agenda

TJ Palmer
OSSIPEE — The three-hour commissioner’s meeting of Aug. 27th was chock-full of agenda items. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, County Treasurer Chip Albee briefly discussed the issue of ...More

Albee takes center stage with county financial analysis

call imageTJ Palmer
OSSIPEE — Following the Pledge of Allegiance, County Treasurer Chip Albee took center stage at the commissioners meeting of August 27th to discuss county finances in detail. The newly sworn-in Albee ...More

Brown siblings lead Kennett at Great Glen

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PINKHAM NOTCH — While coach Bernie Livingston doesn’t like to start the season as early as the schedule did this year, there was no way he was not going to have his team run in the Paul Letarte ...More

North Country Cell Service initiative falls behind schedule

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — The Cos Economic Development Corp. project, which was awarded $240,000 in September 2014 by the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), has fallen behind its aggressive build-out ...More

Two Draft EIS hearings to be held on Oct. 7 at Mountain View Grand

Edith Tucker
WHITEFIELD — The U.S. Department of Energy has changed its public hearing schedule for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) on the proposed Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) project, ...More

Spartan soccer girls open season with a win over Mountaineers

call imageTara Giles
BERLIN — On Friday, Aug. 28, the Spartans and the Mountaineers opened their season with an old fashioned North Country battle. White Mountains bested the young team from Berlin with a 6-0 win. ...More

Old Home Day draws crowds to the village

call imageErin Plummer
Visitors and locals flocked to Gilford Village for games, food, tours, music, performances, and much more on Saturday for the 96th annual Old Home Day....More

Ribbon cut on Imagination Station

call imageErin Plummer
After over a year of planning and scores of volunteer efforts, the ribbon was officially cut on the new Imagination Station at Gilford Elementary School....More

New offensive pieces surround Mercer, Eagles

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — It was a record-setting offensive year for the Gilford High School football team in 2014. With the majority of the weapons gone after graduating however, can the Golden Eagles continue ...More

Plans presented for second floor of Wakefield public safety building

Thomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — The Public Safety Building Second Floor Committee presented its plans to Wakefield selectmen at the board’s Aug. 26 meeting. Police Chief Ken Fifield and Fire-Rescue Chief Todd ...More

Police Commission learns about Wolfeboro's response to the addiction crisis

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — Capt. Dean Rondeau presented the Wolfeboro Police Commissioners with a drug intervention initiative from the department during its Aug. 20 meeting, a response to Commissioner Ron Goodgame's ...More

Lang Pond Road issues discussed in Tuftonboro

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Addressing erosion issues on Lang Pond Road has been a recurring topic at selectmen's meetings in Tuftonboro, and the Aug. 24 meeting was no exception. Mirror Lake Watershed Committee ...More

Duo behind robbery of Bristol Rite-Aid arrested in Franklin

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Police successfully arrested two men traveling down Route 3A in Franklin last Sunday afternoon who were wanted in connection with a brazen late morning robbery at the Rite-Aid located ...More

Old Home Day offers a wide array of activities for one and all

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — From sun up until long after sundown, there were lots of great family activities in Bristol last weekend as the town celebrated Old Home Day in fine fashion....More

Bears battle back to tie Lakers

call imageJoshua Spaulding
MEREDITH — The Newfound soccer boys finished the first game of the season in a 2-2 tie with Inter-Lakes. But coach Jason Hill walked away with a good feeling about the outcome, all things considered. ...More

Congressional delegation applauds outpatient clinic for veterans

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON—On Friday afternoon, all three members who represent the town in the U.S. Congress helped cut the ribbon for the new Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic. The facility doubles ...More

Five new staff members begin the year at high school campus

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON—Principal Joanne Melanson welcomed five new staff members to Littleton High School and Daisy Bronson Middle School last week. The Courier chatted with the four teachers and receptionist ...More

Young talented Panther squad looks to surprise teams

call imageCorey McKean
LISBON — A 10-6 regular season record in 2014 for the Lisbon Panthers was an impressive one, but a first round playoff loss to rival Woodsville makes the Panthers want to work hard to get back in ...More

Arts and Crafts Fest has successful weekend

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ Furniture, sculptures, jewelry, and so many more different creations were on display during the annual Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. ...More

Inter-Lakes begins the school year

Erin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ School is back in session for students in the Inter-Lakes School District, with some changes and new learning opportunities in store for this year....More

Loaded with returning talent, Panthers seek trip to Plymouth

call imageJeff Lajoie
MOULTONBOROUGH — Just eight points from a spot in last year's Final Four, disaster struck for the Moultonborough Academy volleyball team. The Panthers could only watch as host Sunapee stormed back ...More

PSU welcomes largest freshman class in its history to campus

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — Last Sunday morning was a busy day on both the Plymouth State University campus and in the town as well, as the school’s largest freshman class in history moved into their dormitories ...More

New owners unveil plans to revitalize Tenney Mountain Ski Area

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — It won’t be long before local and out-of-state skiers will once again be able to enjoy some familiar terrain when Tenney Mountain Ski Area in Plymouth reopens this winter under ...More

Van De Moere sisters lead Bobcats at Great Glen

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PINKHAM NOTCH — Longtime coach Dave Robinson, who stepped down after last season, was honored as part of the season opener for the Plymouth cross country team at Great Glen on Saturday. Robinson, ...More

Gravestones of two young boys discovered in Tilton

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — Two young boys who died nearly 150 years ago may be gone, but they will no longer be forgotten after their gravestones were recently uncovered and handed over to town officials for safekeeping....More

Compass Classical Academy offers a new educational opportunity

call imageDonna Rhodes
FRANKLIN — As boys and girls head back to school this fall, many parents have opted to enroll their children in the state’s newest public education opportunity, Compass Classical Academy, ...More

Hennessey goes off as Raiders thump defending champs

call imageJeff Lajoie
BELMONT — Mike Foley couldn't help but crack a smile. It was only the first game of the year, but the Belmont High School boys' soccer coach couldn't ask for much more from his team on Friday. "I ...More
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