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Conservation priorities and policy reviews top docket for selectmen

Mark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — At their Oct. 10 meeting, New Durham selectmen helped gather input for a local conservation group, tended to some routine matters and discussed the role of a new committee that intends ...More

Carter, Burke pace Timber Wolves over Belmont

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — When the Prospect Mountain and Belmont girls’ soccer teams met in mid-September, the Red Raiders rolled over the Timber Wolves by an 8-1 score. Fast forward to Friday, Oct. 14, when ...More

Knights cruise past Eagles for eighth win in a row

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — With top hitter Liz McLaughlin nursing an injury, Kingswood volleyball coach Al Koehler used a team approach to fill the gap and it proved quite effective, as the Knights took care ...More

Mounties dominate White Mountains Regional

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — In a home game on Wednesday, the varsity field hockey Mountaineers dominated the White Mountains Regional Spartans in a 5-1 victory. In their last regular season game, the Mounties shined ...More

RiverFire will light up the night this weekend

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The 13th annual New Hampshire Grand signature event, RiverFire, will illuminate the night again on Oct. 15. ...More

City Council entertains idea of heated streets

Jody Houle
BERLIN — At an Oct. 3 city council meeting, the idea of heating the streets, sidewalks and parking lots throughout Berlin was discussed, and a feasibility study is being pursued....More

Rare heated exchange at Wakefield selectmen’s meeting

call imageThomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — Selectmen’s meetings in Wakefield are normally relaxed, cordial and respectfully businesslike. Such was not the case during part of the board’s Oct. 12 meeting. Ironically ...More

Ossipee's expanded highway garage ready for an open house

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Contractors and public works employees have been hard at work through the year putting the finishing touches on the expansion of the town’s highway garage. It is now time for the ...More

Five county employees receive “best in state” awards

call imageMellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — The culinary academy slated to open soon in the vacant county nursing home will not be opening after all. County Administrator Ken Robichaud made the announcement at the county commissioner’s ...More

Groveton soccer boys lose tough battle against Engineers

call imageTara Giles
GROVETON — A tough battle was fought on Oct. 13 by the Groveton Eagles and the Engineers from Woodsville. During the first half it was anyone's game with the Eagles taking the early lead. Woodsville ...More

New Editor takes the helm at the Democrat

call imageLANCASTER — The Coös County Democrat is thrilled to announce that longtime North Country resident Tara Giles has been promoted to the position of Editor, effective with the publication of this week's ...More

WMRHS names new CTE Director

Tara Giles
WHITEFIELD — The faculty at White Mountains Regional High School continues to welcome new leaders. Rob Scott of Lancaster was recently hired as the school's new CTE Director. Scott joins the ...More

Eagles dominate second half but can't convert in loss to Berlin

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — The pace of play and possession game continue to improve for the Gilford High School girls' soccer team. But just a few days after the team's biggest win over Newport, the Golden Eagles ...More

Workman, Eagles take fourth at state golf championship

call imageJeff Lajoie
CENTER HARBOR — It was a bit of an adjustment for Grant Workman this fall. After a couple years on a veteran club with several comparable scorers, the Gilford High School senior stepped into the ...More

Defense continues to dominate

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — It's seemingly been a broken record for Dave Pinkham this fall: defense is outstanding, offense is getting there. Pinkham's Gilford High School boys' soccer team showed that formula once ...More

Wolfeboro Public Library holds Open House

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — The path to a 21st century library is in the design phase and the library trustees were ready to share the latest plans with the public this past Saturday. ...More

Tuftonboro's tax rate set at $10.43, up 4 cents from 2015

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Tuftonboro's tax rate for 2016, based on town, county, local and state education rates combined, is set at $10.43, four cents over the 2015 tax rate, Chairman Carolyn Sundquist announced ...More

County Commissioner candidates answer questions

call imageThomas Beeler
COUNTY — There are openings for two out of the three county commissioners in Carroll County. Incumbents Chris Ahlgren (R-Wolfeboro) and David Sorensen (R-Eaton) are not running, leaving only Dave ...More

Bears get second win in a row

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — Back in weeks two and three of the 2013 season, the Newfound football team picked up back-to-back wins over Epping and Franklin. However, in the more than two season since, the Bears had ...More

Bears shake Mountaineer monkey away

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — Back in 2012, the Newfound field hockey team ended the regular season with a huge 3-2 overtime win against Berlin, a win that sent them into the playoffs on a high and the Bears advanced ...More

Happy Homecoming

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — With players coming back from injury, the Newfound football team’s numbers increased this week from 14 to 21. And that came in handy as the Bears battled to their first win of the ...More

Crusader boys come from behind to beat Woodsville

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — With just three games remaining on the regular season schedule, two of the top teams in Division IV went head to head on Tuesday, Oct. 11, as the Littleton Crusaders hosted the Woodsville ...More

Kubkowski hat trick earns Littleton 4-1 victory over Gorham

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — It was a back and forth first half on Friday, Oct. 7, as the Littleton Crusaders hosted the Gorham Huskies Gorham played solid soccer against top-ranked Littleton for the first 10 minutes ...More

Puppets teach kids to SOAR at Bethlehem Elementary

call imageDarin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM — Puppets with important messages performed for the students at Bethlehem Elementary School on Monday afternoon. The two assemblies focused on messages related to the Safety, Ownership, ...More

Otis joins 500-dig club as Lakers roll past PM

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — For the first two years of her high school career, Inter-Lakes senior Rebecca Otis had one main objective: set the ball. But entering her junior year, the team's starting setter was asked ...More

Panthers snag second straight D-IV runner-up finish

call imageJeff Lajoie
CENTER HARBOR — It was another dominating performance in the state tournament for the Newport High School golf team. The Tigers won their third consecutive NHIAA Division IV state championship, ...More

Lakers suffer first loss at Monadnock, 27-12

call imageJeff Lajoie
SWANZEY — There were no surprises coming from the Monadnock offense on Friday night. Still, the Huskies, behind their big line, marched up and down the field against visiting Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough. ...More

High five

call imageJoshua Spaulding
WOLFEBORO — The Jordan Meier show went under the lights on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Just four days after scoring a hat trick in North Conway against Kennett, the Plymouth senior scored five goals in another ...More

Meier’s hat trick lifts Bobcats to win

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — The Plymouth soccer girls were aware that the Kennett girls were coming off an eight-goal explosion just a few days earlier. But that didn’t seem to bother Jordan Meier and ...More

Bobcats pound Pride in Homecoming rout

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — If the first two drives were to be believed, fans were in for a great back and forth battle between the Plymouth and Merrimack Valley football teams on Saturday, Oct. 1. But the Bobcats ...More

Belmont soccer teams peaking at right time

call imageJeff Lajoie
ALTON — For the first time in nearly a full month, the Belmont High School girls' soccer team suffered a defeat on Friday. The red-hot Red Raiders saw their unbeaten streak snapped after a 4-0-2 ...More

Antonucci, Hunt pace locals at D-III championship

call imageJeff Lajoie
CENTER HARBOR — For four years, Nicole Antonucci and Trevor Hunt called each other golfing buddies. It was only appropriate that the Belmont High School duo closed out their careers as the team's ...More

Bears continue to roll, get past Epping in four sets

call imageJeff Lajoie
TILTON — A hiccup in the third set proved to be one of the few times the young Winnisquam Regional High School volleyball team has faced adversity this season. But like they have throughout the ...More
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