Tree of Memories focuses on celebration, not sorrow

call imageCathy Allyn
ALTON — It may not seem that an event centered on people who are no longer with us would be the most uplifting of the holiday season, but for those who attend the Tree of Memories ceremonies in ...More

Selectmen re-open most roads to trucks

Elizabeth Cantrall
ALTON — The Alton Board of Selectmen’s Dec. 15 meeting began with a public hearing regarding reopening roads in town to trucks that are six tons or more. The board had temporarily opened ...More

Tigers tame Timber Wolves in opener

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The Prospect hoop boys struggled out of the gate and were never able to catch back up, falling to Farmington 58-42 in the season opener on Friday, Dec. 12. "I will chalk the first quarter ...More

Democrats seek to get out the vote on Election Day, Nov. 4

call imageEdith Tucker
SHELBURNE — Incumbent Democratic officeholders, including Gov. Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Annie Kuster, and Party activists urged North Country Democrats to work to get out the vote on Election ...More

Applications now available for 33-unit Notre Dame Apartments

Edith Tucker
BERLIN — Work on the 33-unit Notre Dame Apartments, designed for affordable independent living for those 62 and over, are about 70 percent complete, and AHEAD is now working to get the word out ...More

Register now for Riverfire 5K Run/Walk

BERLIN — With registration for the RiverFire 5K in full swing, organizers are encouraging runners and walkers to register by Oct. 9 to be guaranteed a commemorative race T-shirt. Although participants ...More

Ringing in the Christmas season in Wakefield Corner

call imageLarissa Mulkern
WAKEFIELD — The First Congregational Church of Wakefield, United Church of Christ, and the Wakefield Heritage Commission co-hosted the second annual Christmas at Wakefield Corner Historic Walking ...More

Water and Sewer commissioners agree to lower town building rates

Joyce El Kouarti
OSSIPEE — Selectmen announced at their Dec. 8 meeting that the water and sewer rates paid by the Town of Ossipee will soon be lowered. The town’s Water and Sewer Department has been changing ...More

Commissioner objects to being held responsible for legal fees

Thomas Beeler
OSSIPEE — In response to a question from Conway Daily Sun reporter Daymond Steer, Commissioners David Babson and David Sorensen on Dec. 10 clarified how much the county has been billed for legal ...More

Omni Mount Washington Canopy Tour featured in N.Y. Times article

Edith Tucker
BRETTON WOODS — A two-column half-page photograph of a Canopy Tour guide working with ropes on a platform located high on a trunk in a stand of hemlocks on the zip-lining course in the Bretton Woods ...More

Town offices now on Main St., Station Sq. bldg. rented for one year

Edith Tucker
NORTHUMBERLAND — The selectmen met twice last week — on both Monday and Wednesday nights — to hash out how best to deal with the unwelcome news that the newly renovated town-owned building ...More

Moonbeam Café team heading to Food Network Festival in N.Y.C.

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — "The Moonbeam Café was invited to the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, I think because we were awarded ‘Best Hidden Gem 2013’ and ‘Best New Restaurant ...More

Loaded Bulldogs look to shake off semifinal loss

call imageJeff Lajoie
LACONIA — It's been a long offseason for the Belmont-Gilford hockey team. After staging a furious comeback to win their Division III quarterfinal in overtime, the Bulldogs ran into a Souhegan team ...More

Beaudet, Eagles thump Winnisquam in opener

call imageJeff Lajoie
TILTON — It was the story of two teams with different expectations this season. Visiting Gilford High School saw its offense clicking early and often, and the Golden Eagles stormed out to a huge ...More

Defregger earns All-Ivy League status for Dartmouth

call imageJeff Lajoie
HANOVER — It was a senior year to remember for Stefan Defregger. The former Gilford High School standout saw his Dartmouth College men's soccer team capture the Ivy League championship and win a ...More

No action taken on request to remove appointed Wakefield commission member

Thomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — On Oct. 22 former Selectman Peter Kasprzyk came to the Board of Selectmen to ask that appointed Conservation Commission member Relf Fogg be removed for not acting fairly and impartially ...More

Selectmen asked to waive penalty on tax-deeded property repurchase

Thomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — A Wakefield property owner met with selectmen on Dec. 10 to request that the 15 percent penalty be waived on a tax-deeded property he wants to repurchase from the town. The property, ...More

Building committee working to reduce cost of new Tuftonboro library

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — At its Dec. 8 meeting, the Library Building Advisory Committee (LBAC) received a projected cost estimate of $2.5 million for a new 8,500 square foot library. The price was more than ...More

Bears stumble in season opener in Meredith

call imageJoshua Spaulding
MEREDITH — The Newfound hoop boys couldn’t get the offense going quite enough in Meredith on Saturday, Dec. 12. The result was a 76-46 loss to Inter-Lakes. Inter-Lakes came out with strong ...More

Bears roll past Franklin in opener

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Newfound hoop girls took care of business in the season opener, picking up a 56-30 win over Franklin on Friday, Dec. 5. "The girls played hard and took a lot of shots," coach Karri ...More

Bear hoop girls ready to go

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — There will not be a lot of varsity experience on the Newfound girls’ basketball team this winter, but that will not stop veteran coach Karri Peterson from expecting her team to perform ...More

Littleton strong in season debut

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — Anxious to get back out on the floor again, the Littleton hoop boys came out with a lot of energy and intensity in their season opener on Friday night. With a slow start due to turnovers ...More

Miller, Smith again named to US Alpine Ski Team

call imageCOPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — The sun was shining down on Center Village on Nov. 8 where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks ...More

Engineers see title dreams dashed in finals

call imageJoshua Spaulding
LACONIA — There will be a new banner for the Woodsville soccer girls to hang, but it was not the one they were hoping for. As was the case last year, the Engineers came up short in the finals, this ...More

Early run powers Panthers past Lisbon

call imageJeff Lajoie
MOULTONBOROUGH — It didn't take long for Andrew Porusta and the Moultonborough Academy boys' basketball team to make a statement. The junior guard scored just seconds after the opening tip on an ...More

Eifert, Lakers drop opener at Laconia

call imageJeff Lajoie
LACONIA — By the end of the season, Inter-Lakes High School girls' basketball coach Mike Gallagher hopes his team will be able to play four full quarters. On opening night at Laconia High School, ...More

Smith powers St. Lawrence to Top 10 finish at NCAAs

call imageJeff Lajoie
CANTON, N.Y. — A dominant season from the Saint Lawrence University men's cross country team had a decidedly local flare. Moultonborough's Joe Smith, a 2013 graduate of Moultonborough Academy, was ...More

Bobcats dominate Cougars in season opener

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — Mother Nature delayed the start of the season by one day, but she was unable to slow down the Plymouth wrestling team on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The Bobcats played host to Kearsarge in the ...More

Talent runs deep for Bobcat grapplers

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — With a wealth of returning talent and a strong turnout that will allow him to cover all the weight classes, Plymouth wrestling coach Randy Cleary is optimistic about what his team can ...More

A long and winding road

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — Tom Underwood will have a little free time on his hands next year. As he starts his 43rd year of coaching baseball in the Plymouth area, Underwood was inducted into the New Hampshire ...More

Three Bears capture titles in Con-Val Early Bird

call imageJeff Lajoie
PETERBOROUGH — For a program that has been on the rise the past few years, Saturday's Con-Val Early Bird was quite an early-season statement for the Winnisquam Regional High School wrestling team. ...More

Veteran Raiders a trendy sleeper pick

call imageJeff Lajoie
BELMONT — With nine returning players, experience won't be an issue for the Belmont High School girls' basketball team this winter. The Red Raiders lost just one senior — Mary Kate Russo — ...More

Hajdusek sets career-high in kills during senior campaign

call imageJeff Lajoie
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A strong finish to the season saw Carolyn Hajdusek cap her volleyball career in style. The Northfield native and Winnisquam Regional High School alum finished her four-year ...More
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