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Dollar General proposal raises a few questions in Alton

David Allen
ALTON — The Alton Planning Board meeting on Nov. 17 featured plans for an Alton Dollar General store, a "Village Plaza" for multiple small businesses on the site of the former Fiddlehead Farms store, ...More

Barnstead School Board talks space needs

Mark Foynes
BARNSTEAD — Space needs took front and center at the November Barnstead School Board meeting, as a potential addition moves forward conceptually. HL Turner consultant Doug Proctor walked the board ...More

Jacobs, DeNitto top field for Turkey Trot kids

call imageJoshua Spaulding
WOLFEBORO — Prior to the annual Gift of Sight and Hearing Turkey Trot on Saturday morning, Nov. 21, the younger members of the community got the chance to show off their running skills with the ...More

Heroin forum draws more than 250 concerned citizens

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — A packed house of concerned citizens gathered at the Berlin High School on Wednesday evening to address the rising opiate issues our town currently faces. The forum "Facing Heroin: Strengthening ...More

AG will say “yes” or “no” to four-hospital Affiliation by Dec. 31

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — A public hearing led by CEO Russ Keene was held on Monday night, Nov. 16, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) on the proposed formal Affiliation of four nonprofit voluntary corporations ...More

Exceptional season highlighted at Gorham’s Fall Sports Awards

call imageTara Giles
GORHAM — Athletic Director Bill Goodrich kicked off Gorham’s Fall Sports Awards highlighting what a phenomenal fall season it was. Both the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams played ...More

Ossipee's new gazebo to celebrate its first Christmas

call imageCarol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — Downtown Center Ossipee is sporting a gorgeous, hand-crafted gazebo that will be the focus of many a holiday festivity, wedding, concert or community gathering, according to Main Street ...More

Commissioners vote to keep county farm and keep maintenance in-house

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Keep the county farm. That was the vote taken by Carroll County Commissioners at their Nov. 18 meeting. After all, the farm does generate $62,000 in revenue. The county farm has many ...More

Ossipee’s 2015 tax rate is up 1.8 percent

Carol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — Chairman Rick Morgan, announcing the 2015 tax rate at this week’s Ossipee selectmen’s meeting, said that he had good news and bad news. On the negative side, the 2015 tax rate ...More

AG will say “yes” or “no” to four-hospital Affiliation by Dec. 31

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — A public hearing led by CEO Russ Keene was held on Monday night, Nov. 16, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) on the proposed formal Affiliation of four nonprofit voluntary corporations ...More

SPNHF files lawsuit vs. Northern Pass in Coös Superior Court

Edith Tucker
LANCASTER — Likely, few were surprised that the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) ended up on Thursday, Nov. 19, filing a lawsuit against Northern Pass Transmission, LLC ...More

JROTC Spartan drill team wins championship

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — On Saturday, Nov. 14, the JROTC Spartan drill team won the overall championship for the Northern New England Drill League. The drill team is an extension of JROTC that members can ...More

Harlem Wizards wow Gilford audience

call imageErin Plummer
From fast basketball action to comedy routines and games between players and spectators, the Harlem Wizards wowed a huge audience in a game that raised more than $3,000 for the Meadows project....More

New members inducted into National Honor Society at GHS

call imageErin Plummer
A new group of students have been inducted into Gilford High School’s chapter of National Honor Society, demonstrating their personal and academic achievements. Last Wednesday, 26 students were ...More

First Team All-State status for Ryan, Lachapelle

call imageJeff Lajoie
REGION — It's been a nice stretch of success for the Gilford High School and Winnisquam Regional High School field hockey teams. The Golden Eagles reached their third consecutive Final Four this ...More

Middleton Road upgrade complete, Center Street is next

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Public Works Director Dave Ford gave his quarterly report on the status of 22 major projects approved by voters from 2010 through 2015 at the Nov. 18 Board of Selectmen meeting. A number ...More

Some object to downtown snowmobile pathway in Wolfeboro

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — The Board of Selectmen held a public hearing at its Nov. 18 meeting on two proposals to increase winter access to downtown Wolfeboro. While the idea of allowing the town docks to freeze ...More

Friends of Abenaki donate an additional $31,614.50

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Friends of Abenaki, who had already raised and donated $350,000 from private donors to support building a four-season lodge at the Abenaki Ski Area, gave the Board of Selectmen an additional ...More

Community gathers to remember Shawn Sylvester

call imageDonna Rhodes
ALEXANDRIA — "There is sorrow in our hearts. A mixture of feelings...but we gather here because we just feel we had to come together. We had to do something," said Pastor Deb Hoffman of the Alexandria ...More

Cote unapologetic about alleged unilateral hiring decision

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — When the selectmen bid adieu to Town Administrator Michael Capone on Nov. 5, he told them that, although his resignation would be effective Nov. 10, he did not want to leave unfinished ...More

Richardson being honored for work with student-athletes

Joshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The man who has been a driving force in Newfound football since the beginning is being honored at the state level for his commitment to youth sports. Bryan Richardson, who organized the ...More

Proposal for new officers drives nearly 20 percent increase in police budget

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — The police department’s proposed 2016 budget seeks to increase patrol officer staffing to the levels prior to 2010. With the budget committee on Nov. 17, Chief Paul Smith discussed ...More

West promotes hospital affiliation agreement during public meeting

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — Nationally and regionally, the health care system undergoes continuous change. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, four hospitals in northern New Hampshire are seeking to affiliate. ...More

Baird believes and proves that anything is possible

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — One year ago was when Littleton High School senior Taylor Baird began lifting in his Adaptive Physical Education class. Little did he know it would become what it is today. Baird grew ...More

Kids round up for ILES square dance

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Students at Inter-Lakes Elementary School showed how they can promenade and do-si-do at the annual square dance, an event that also featured a galloping sendoff for the school principal. ...More

Step back in time for Christmas at the Castle

call imageErin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — Visitors to Castle in the Clouds can experience a 1920’s Christmas from the decorations to costumed tour guides during the sixth annual Christmas at the Castle....More

Newport runs away from Lakers for D-III title, 48-14

call imageJeff Lajoie
DURHAM — Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough coach Jon Francis said it didn't matter how many points his offense scored on Sunday. Noah Wade and Newport was going to top it. The Lakers saw their march towards ...More

Commitment to customers and community is the goal at O'Reilly Auto Parts

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — Mark Rano and his staff at the new O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store in Plymouth were excited to cut the ribbon to their store on Nov. 12, when they officially welcomed the community ...More

Bank of New Hampshire to acquire Community Guaranty Savings Bank  

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire and Community Guaranty Savings Bank today jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Bank of New Hampshire, through its parent company ...More

Soaring to new heights

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — In many ways, Sarah Hendrickson is just like everyone else. But in many ways, she’s quite different than the rest of us. Not many people have soared over the villages of Europe ...More

WRMS students bring a Christmas classic to the stage

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — The students of Winnisquam Regional Middle School will be proudly presenting "Bah Humbug! Scrooge’s Christmas Carol" during two performances next weekend, and they guarantee the musical ...More

Sanbornton selectmen vote to hold special town meeting on swap shop closure

Donna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — At their meeting last Wednesday evening, selectmen in Sanbornton voted to 2-1 to hold a Special Town Meeting on Friday, Dec. 18, to address a petition presented to them concerning the ...More

Belmont's Hennessey tops list of All-State performers

call imageJeff Lajoie
REGION — It was indeed a good year for the local boys' soccer teams this fall. Gilford High School won the NHIAA Division III state championship in surprising fashion, marching through the postseason ...More
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