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Timber Wolves let one slip away

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — With seconds to go, the Prospect Mountain hoop boys had a chance to seal a win over Sanborn on Thursday, Jan. 11, but free throw shooting came back to haunt the Timber Wolves, as they missed ...More

Timber Wolves net first win

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The Prospect Mountain boys’ soccer team entered the third game of the season still looking for the first goal and the first win of the new season. Thanks to Jonah Dudzik and Drew Nickerson, ...More

Littleton toughs out 3-2 win over Sunapee

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — There was hardly anything separating the Littleton Crusaders boys’ soccer team and the visiting Sunapee Lakers on Friday, Sept. 8, as both teams played a terrific match that was ...More

Majority of Route 16 project is complete

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — Jay Poulin of HEB Engineers, who designed and is overseeing the Route 16 project, updated the City Council on the progress on Monday, Jan. 8. He told the Council that the majority of the ...More

Morency pleads not guilty

Jody Houle
LANCASTER — After the Berlin Police Chief's daughter was arrested just shy of Christmas, she appeared in Coös County Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 8 and pleaded not guilty of charges that she ...More

Mountaineers earn OT win over defending champs

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — It was a good night over all at the Notre Dame Arena last Wednesday, Jan. 10 — it was a cancer benefit and the Berlin boys’ hockey team, sporting pink jerseys, narrowly won ...More

Four guards lead Eagles to first win

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — The Bishop Brady hoop boys came to Kennett on Tuesday night featuring a team with much more height than the host Eagles. This led to a clash of different styles of basketball, but ...More

Ossipee residents seek court order for new town meeting on beach proposal

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Ossipee residents Joy Gagnon and Josh Arnold are asking a superior court judge to order a do-over of the Nov. 28 special town meeting....More

Proposed zoning ordinance changes spark debate on Ossipee Planning Board

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE —The Ossipee Planning Board is proposing several changes to the town’s zoning ordinance, and will hold a public hearing Jan. 16 to field questions and comments about the changes....More

Life inside the Bugbee House

call imageTara Giles
LANCASTER — In last week's issue of the Democrat, a story regarding the mysterious deaths among the Bugbee-Towne families appeared. In 1881, three members of the famous Col. Francis Town family ...More

'Ask a Muslim' event seeks to deepen understanding, allay fears

call imageTara Giles
LANCASTER — A group of curious people gathered inside the Congregational Church in Lancaster on the evening of Jan. 10 for the 'Ask a Muslim Anything' event. ...More

Instant classic

call imageTara Giles
GROVETON — It came down to the last seconds, but the White Mountains Regional boys’ hoop team was able to pick up a win over Groveton for the first time in years. The winning basket was made ...More

Bulldogs skate past Bearcats for second win

call imageBob Martin
LACONIA — The Belmont/Gilford Bulldogs are slowly but surely figuring out what combinations are working best on the ice, and last week the hockey team defeated Somersworth/Coe-Brown 4-2 for its ...More

Proposed agritourism amendment shelved

Erin Plummer
A proposed amendment that would change some details to the zoning ordinance on agritourism will not go to the ballot this year following the planning board's decision to hold off on this for at least ...More

Filing for town, school offices begins Jan. 24

Erin Plummer
Filing for town offices and school district offices will begin on Jan. 24 and run through Feb. 2. Both the town and school district recently posted the offices open for filing. ...More

Ruel’s OT goal wins it for Knights

call imageJoshua Spaulding
DOVER — The Kingswood hockey boys got off to a great start on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Dover Ice Arena. However, the Portsmouth-Newmarket Clipper Mules came charging back and tied the game in ...More

Wolfeboro seeks repayment of rescue expenses from Fay

Elissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — The town of Wolfeboro is petitioning the Carroll County Superior Court for fines, penalties, and other relief under RSA 676:17 against dog breeder Christina Fay, of 149 Warren Sands ...More

From event permits to town manager search, selectmen cover a wide range of topics

Elissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — The selectmen's approval of a boat show on July 28 and a boat and car show on Sept. 15 down by the town docks, brought reminders of summer to the Jan. 3 meeting, as residents have been ...More
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Bears bounce back, knock off northern squads

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Newfound hoop girls rebounded from the first regular season loss with a pair of wins last week....More

Newfound athletic standouts look to compete in Australia

Donna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Two outstanding female athletes from Newfound Regional High School have been invited to share their skills and talents next July through a friendly yet meaningful competition between U.S. ...More

Recent fires prompt local woman's arrest on multiple animal cruelty charges

Donna Rhodes
ALEXANDRIA — A local woman was arrested in Alexandria last Tuesday afternoon for 22 counts of Cruelty to Animals, following investigations that began last fall in Bristol and came to a head after ...More

Easton woman survives harrowing hike on Mt. Washington

call imageJody Houle
SARGENT'S PURCHASE — A woman survived almost 20 hours out on a very frigid Mt. Washington last Wednesday, Jan. 10. She started her trek in the early morning. After reaching the peak, the trail down ...More

High school to host film, discussion on digital wellness

Justin Roshak
LITTLETON—Thanks to digital devices and social media, today's youth are tuned in like never before: to politics, to popular culture, and to each other. They're uniquely well-informed—and extremely ...More

Lisbon comes alive in OT to pull out win over Lin-Wood

call imageCorey McKean
LISBON — There was nothing separating the Lisbon Lady Panthers and the Lin-Wood Lumberjacks through four quarters of play on Wednesday, Jan. 10, as the two teams battled to a 27-27 at the end of ...More

Dunlap, Bickford lead Renegades past Wolfpack

call imageBob Martin
LACONIA — The Moultonborough Academy/Inter-Lakes Renegades have had an up and down start to the season, which was put on display last week when the hockey team beat Laconia/Winnisquam 7-1 and then ...More

Meredith finalizing numbers for upcoming budget hearing

Erin Plummer
MEREDITH — The selectmen are in the process of finalizing budget figures going into the budget hearing with some discussions on the use of fund balance and a library position....More

Sign ordinance, setback change among Sandwich zoning amendments

Erin Plummer
SANDWICH — Altering the sign ordinance and adjusting septic setbacks are some of the proposed zoning amendments to be further reviewed by the planning board....More

Bobcats take second at Winnisquam Winter Classic

call imageJoshua Spaulding
TILTON — The Plymouth wrestling team was a bit shorthanded on Saturday for the Winnisquam Winter Classic and ended up finishing second to perennial Division I power Timberlane on the day. "There ...More

Plunging temperatures make for early ice harvest on Squam

Donna Rhodes
HOLDRENESS — Since the 1800’s, Rockywold Deephaven Camps has harvested ice on Squam Lake, making it one of the oldest continuous ice harvests in the world, and this year organizers were particularly ...More

Keep the Heat On auction will feature familiar favorites and exciting new items!

PLMOUTH — With the freezing temperatures and snow we’ve experienced this winter, the Keep the Heat On (KTHO) Committee is happy to report that tickets for the 13th annual event on Jan. 17 ...More

Bears host annual Winnisquam Winter Classic

call imageBob Martin
TILTON — The Winnisquam Regional High School wrestling team held its annual winter classic on Saturday, and although bad weather forced three teams to be absent, 10 teams competed in what coach ...More

Unified Basketball Jamboree lets all students share in the excitement of sports

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — Supported by Special Olympics, Unified Sports has provided students with intellectual and other disabilities the chance to participate in inter-scholastic athletic activities, and adding ...More

Sanbornton Rec, Pines Community Center team up for winter skating program

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — Sanbornton Recreation Department and Pines Community Center kicked off their joint six-week skating program at the MacMorran Field House on the Tilton School campus this past Sunday night, ...More
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