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Timber Wolves hold on to edge Belmont

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The Prospect Mountain girls’ basketball team was already without point guard Brianna Burley. Then on Friday night in Whitefield, fellow senior starter Alyssa Spiewak injured her ankle, ...More

Cats rescued from Barnstead home

Mark Foynes
BARNSTEAD — A joint effort between the police department and the SPCA led to the rescue of about three dozen cats last week. The latter organization is hoping to find permanent homes for the cats, ...More

No changes at school district deliberative session

Joshua Spaulding
ALTON — The Alton School District Deliberative Session on Saturday, Feb. 4, brought some discussion but no changes to the warrant articles as they were written. Voters will now get a say on the ...More

City Council addresses recent “communication breakdown” that impacted plowing operations

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — After a late January snow storm, many residents complained of very poor road conditions. During a City Council meeting last Monday, Mayor Paul Grenier wanted an analysis of what occurred ...More

Mayor downplays All Veterans Tax Credit

Jody Houle
BERLIN — New legislature signed by the Governor last month enacted provisions made to the Standard Veterans Tax Credit that enables towns and cities to decide to adopt the new law that gives tax ...More

Berlin/Gorham hockey boys take out Kennett

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The Division III Berlin/Gorham Mountaineers defeated the Kennett Eagles last Wednesday in an ice hockey match at the Notre Dame Arena. There was a decent crowd and Berlin/Gorham fans showed ...More

Third period goals lift Eagles over Knights

call imageJoshua Spaulding
CONWAY — Though the Kennett hockey team came away with a 2-0 win over Kingswood on Saturday at Ham Arena, it’s safe to say that both head coaches got what they wanted out of the game, in one ...More

Dollar General seeking variance on a second Wakefield location

Thomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — On Friday, Feb. 3, Sanbornville DG, LLC filed an application for a variance on a second Wakefield property. The variance requested would allow an 86- by 86-foot building to be constructed ...More

Proposed Effingham 2017 budget set after public hearing

call imageMellisa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — Despite a winter storm, about two dozen people made their way to Effingham Municipal Offices Feb. 9 for the public budget hearing. The proposed $1.9 million budget for 2017 is down slightly ...More

Rare lenticular cloud spotted at Bretton Woods

call imageTara Giles
BRETTON WOODS — When you look up and see something that looks like a mix between a flying saucer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, what you're seeing is a lenticular cloud. These clouds are not ...More

GHS hosts professional MMA fighter Kevin Haley

call imageKim Wheelock
GROVETON — Continuing the efforts to build a positive culture and community at Groveton High School, Principal Lisa Perras invited an unlikely motivational speaker for the student body. ...More

Spartan wrestlers celebrate seniors

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — On Feb. 1 the Spartan wrestlers celebrated their graduating seniors. The team beat Pelham High School 66-18, increasing their dual meet record to 8-2. Sophomore Jon Austin scored first ...More

Amendment restores $115,000 to school district budget

Erin Plummer
Voters at last week's school district deliberative session approved an amendment putting more than $115,000 into the school budget, bringing the budget back to the amount initially proposed by the school ...More

Project budget for Town Hall project lowered to $385,000

Erin Plummer
An amendment reducing the budget for improvements to town hall passed by just a couple votes during last week's deliberative session on the 2017 town warrant, and voters will decide on a proposed price ...More

Gilford's Defregger signs with Rochester Rhinos

call imageJeff Lajoie
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — After two seasons as a professional, Gilford native and former Dartmouth College standout Stefan Defregger will continue his soccer life with a new team this season. The former ...More

Grand night for McLaughlin

call imageJoshua Spaulding
WOLFEBORO — For the early part of the game against Plymouth on Wednesday, Feb. 8, the shots weren’t falling for Kingswood’s Elizabeth McLaughlin. However, the Knight senior was able ...More

Wakefield selectmen approve excavator and trailer purchases

Thomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — In a brief regular meeting on Feb. 8 Wakefield selectmen reviewed equipment purchase recommendations with Public Works Director Leigh Nichols and discussed snow plowing issues....More

No changes made to warrant at Wolfeboro Deliberative Session

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — The 2017 Deliberative Session on Tuesday evening, February 2 in the Great Hall included presentations from department heads on the $26 million dollar operating budget for 2017, and a ...More

TTCC's Father/Daughter Dance creates memories for generations of attendees

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — The 2017 Father and Daughter Dance at Tapply-Thompson Community Center was yet another night filled with memories in the making for the more than 150 people who attended....More

Keynote speaker extolls benefits of Right-to-Work at PBVRC Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

call imageJenny Monahan
WOODSTOCK—The Pemi Baker Valley Republican Committee held its annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner this past Saturday evening at the Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery....More

Newfound scholar-athletes honored in Concord

call imageBRISTOL — The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association held their annual NHIAA and NHADA Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony on Monday, Feb. ...More

Zoning ordinance, sewer bond bring much discussion at deliberative session

call imageJenny Monahan
LITTLETON—Town officials and community members reviewed 33 warrant articles over five hours at the town deliberative session on Feb. 8, approving them all to appear on the warrant to be presented ...More

Secret Sock Society spreads winter fun to all

call imageJustin Roshak
FRANCONIA —The buses arrived at 9 a.m. sharp. One or two parent-volunteers directed traffic. By 9:10, the first dozen kids were lined up in the ski shop. I met Loren McCusker (Lakeway Elementary, ...More

O’Connor, Lumberjacks sweep King Pine meet

call imageJoshua Spaulding
MADISON — The Lin-Wood alpine ski team put in a strong performance in the final tune-up for the State Meet, as the Lumberjacks competed at a meet hosted by Division II Kingswood at King Pine Ski ...More

Rotary Club celebrates another successful Ice Fishing Derby

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Snow couldn’t keep away thousands of anglers from state lakes, making for a successful year for the Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby....More

LRGH Red Dress Gala supports heart health

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — An evening of Tuscan-inspired splendor greatly benefited heart health in the community during LRGHealthcare's annual Red Dress Gala....More

Lakers hold off pesky Winnisquam for key win

call imageJeff Lajoie
TILTON — With both teams looking for an important win, Friday night's Lakes Region showdown between Inter-Lakes and Winnisquam came down to the end. The visiting Lakers continued their path towards ...More

PRHS students spread some musical love for charity

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — Students in Will Gunn’s music classes at Plymouth Regional High School spread a little love around on Valentine’s Day, not only by serenading students, teachers and staff, ...More

Ashland selectmen re-visit recommendation votes on amended warrant articles

David Ruell
ASHLAND — At their Feb. 13 meeting, the Ashland selectmen discussed warrant articles, the technical education center at the regional high school, a grant for the proposed library, hiring new employees, ...More

Bobcats rally to knock off Knights

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth boys’ basketball team picked up a big win last week, edging Kingswood with a late rally. The Bobcats welcomed the Knights to town on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and took a 49-48 ...More

Discussion at Shaker deliberative session turns unexpectedly to Gale School

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — Shaker Regional School District officials held their first ever SB2 Deliberative Session last Wednesday evening after district voters approved the change to an SB2 format rather than an ...More

Frozen fun in store at Webster Lake Ice Fishing Derby

call imageDonna Rhodes
FRANKLIN — Fishing, food, fabulous prizes and fun await all who take part in the 38th annual Webster Lake Ice Fishing Derby this weekend....More

Bulldogs handle MAIL in penalty-filled affair, 5-1

call imageJeff Lajoie
LACONIA — Tempers flared late, but by then the final result had long been decided. Thanks to a dominating 50-8 edge in shots on goal, Belmont-Gilford continued to roll on Feb. 8. The Bulldogs completed ...More
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