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Costs going up for Barnstead Adventure Zone

Elizabeth Cantrall
BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead School Board met in the elementary school media center on March 24 in its first meeting since town elections. New member Lyla Adkins is now the school board secretary. ...More

Knights best Providence Country Day in Florida opener

call imageJoshua Spaulding
VERO BEACH, Fla. — The first full day of the Kingswood baseball team’s trip to Florida started off well enough, but Mother Nature made her presence felt in the afternoon, cutting short what ...More

Barnstead voters pass PMHS teachers’ contract

Cathy Allyn
BARNSTEAD — More than 100 people turned out for Barnstead’s School District meeting on Saturday; primarily, it seemed, to discuss Article 11 regarding the Prospect Mountain High School (PMHS) ...More

The Balsams bill, SB30, passes Senate unanimously on voice vote

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The Senate passed The Balsams’ bill, SB30, unanimously on Thursday on a voice vote in the Senate chambers in the State House. ...More

County attorney sounds alarm on deadly & highly addictive heroin

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — "Drugs are killing people in Coös County," said its county attorney, John McCormick, said last week in an interview in his office at the Coös County Superior Courthouse. "Seven deaths ...More

Senate expected to take up Balsams bill (SB30) this week

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The full Senate is expected to take up the Balsams bill, likely tomorrow (March 26), that was amended by the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Jeanie Forrester of Meredith, that ...More

Kennett caps off successful winter season

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — The Kennett community celebrated the successful winter sports season at the sports awards on Wednesday, March 25. "We had a lot of great performances this past winter," Athletic Director ...More

Ossipee’s water and sewer abatement request denied

Joyce El Kouarti
OSSIPEE — At their March 16 meeting, the Ossipee Board of Selectmen reported that their abatement request to the town’s Water and Sewer Commission had been rejected. Last fall, the Water and ...More

County delegation approves $28.7 million 2015 budget

OSSIPEE — County budget season has come to a close with the county delegation set to put its final stamp of approval on the $28.7 million budget yesterday (March 25). Delegation subcommittees spent ...More

The Balsams bill, SB30, passes Senate unanimously on voice vote

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The Senate passed The Balsams’ bill, SB30, unanimously on Thursday on a voice vote in the Senate chambers in the State House. ...More

Dixville Capital & Coös Planning Bd. begin work on timelines

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — Burt Mills, standing, of Dixville Capital, LLC, in Bethel, Maine, provided an overview of The Balsams revitalization project in Dixville on Tuesday evening, March 24, to members of the ...More

Senate expected to take up Balsams bill (SB30) this week

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The full Senate is expected to take up the Balsams bill, likely tomorrow (March 26), that was amended by the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Jeanie Forrester of Meredith, that ...More

School district’s administrative staffing plans criticized

Erin Plummer
A proposed plan to reduce and shift leadership positions in the school district has been met with criticism and concern from a number of residents....More

The coats off their backs

call imageOften we read about service organizations aiding people in myriad ways. But individuals with an idea, focus and persistence often step up to help organizations in their community efforts....More

Hurst takes Player of the Year honors

call imageJeff Lajoie
REGION — The 2014-15 hockey season was certainly memorable for the local sides, as both Belmont-Gilford and Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes reached the playoffs, with the Bulldogs capturing their first-ever ...More

Knights hit the ground running in Florida

call imageJoshua Spaulding
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Though Mother Nature continued to be a pain to the Granite State with snow still covering most of the local athletic fields, the Kingswood baseball team’s first day in Florida ...More

Town prefers local contractors to build new Abenaki lodge

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — On March 18, Parks and Recreation Director Ethan Hipple presented the Board of Selectmen with a Request for Qualifications document in order to start the procurement process for building ...More

Land Bank donates $25,000 for Lehner buildings purchase

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — The Land Bank of Wolfeboro — Tuftonboro, Inc. followed through on its pledge as its directors presented Wolfeboro selectmen on March 18 with a donation of $25,000 to help pay for ...More
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Ragged Mountain celebrates spring with first ever Slurpee Derby and Double Pond Skim

call imageDonna Rhodes
DANBURY — As many as 100 people took part in Ragged Mountain Resort’s first ever Slurpee Derby and Double Pond Skim celebration of spring, braving the cold and somewhat snowy weather and bringing ...More

Walker Farm opens its doors for Maple Weekend

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Sugaring season is underway, and while cold temperatures haven’t brought a surge in sap production just yet, the 2015 New Hampshire Maple Weekend was a sweet success all the same ...More

Friends of Newfound Football planning numerous fundraisers

BRISTOL — Since 2001, the Friends of Newfound Football (FONF), a non-profit organization based in Bristol, has supported the football teams in the Newfound Area School District. Nearly 700 student-athletes ...More

Wall cracks found at Lakeway and Academy

Darin Wipperman
LITTLETON—Cracks found during an inspection of Lakeway Elementary School led to closure of the building last Wednesday. The issue was not a threat to the structural integrity of the school, so ...More

Zoning board accused of violating federal law on tower reversal

Darin Wipperman
LITTLETON—By changing course on the Manns Hill cell tower dispute earlier this year, the zoning board may have stepped out of the frying pan and into the fire. In a letter received last week, the ...More

Profile boys’ tennis aiming for the playoffs

call imageCorey McKean
BETHLEHEM — In his sixth year at the helm, Jeff Woodward is excited about this year’s Profile Patriot boys’ tennis team and is looking to continue what they had started from last year. ...More

“Romeo and Juliet” takes the local stage

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ Hate versus fear, youthfulness, and the nature of love were some of the themes brought out onstage in Advice to the Player’s production of "Romeo and Juliet." Real life couple Andrew ...More

ILHS meets professionals who ‘Bring it Back to NH’

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ Students at Inter-Lakes High School met a nurse, a systems architect, and a probation officer and former bounty hunter; three different professionals who have found their niche right ...More

I-L AD looks back on winter season

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — Winter is a long season in the Lakes Region — the longest. Teams begin practicing in November and most don't conclude their seasons until late February or early March. Despite some ...More

Plymouth named one of NH’s best communities for young families

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — The Town of Plymouth was recently named the second best community for young families in New Hampshire, topped only by the Town of Henniker, and there is no reason to doubt the truth in ...More

Plymouth State University building for the future

call imagePLYMOUTH — Asserting that "Plymouth State University is vibrant and energetically moving forward," Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen delivered a favorable report in her annual ...More

Opening up on the road

call imageJoshua Spaulding
VERO BEACH, Fla. — For the fourth year in a row, the Holderness baseball team stood decided to beat Mother Nature at her own game. The Bulls made the trip to Vero Beach, Fla. on Sunday, March 22, ...More

BHS seniors raise more than $2,500 in support of Special Olympics

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — They’ve been close friends since first grade, and now, as seniors at Belmont High School, Laura Davies and Cassie Contigiani are also partners in a mission to promote Unified Sports ...More

Belmont native to take part in Boston Marathon

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — When the starter pistol sounds for the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, Belmont native Beth (Roberts) Connolly will be among the thousands who will make their way from Hopkinton, Mass. ...More

Tilton School's Mann named Gatorade Player of the Year

call imageTILTON — Tilton School basketball start Terance Mann learned late last month that he has been named the 2014-15 New Hampshire Boys’ Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year. The announcement ...More
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