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Defense, long distance shooting lift Timber Wolves

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — Prospect Mountain girls’ basketball coach Rick Burley knew good defense would be key to his team’s games in the second half of the season. The team delivered in a big way on ...More

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

Huskies do battle with Division II teams

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — The Gorham alpine team traveled through Pinkham Notch on Friday, Jan. 19, for a meet hosted by Division II power Kennett. The morning giant slalom took more than two hours to get ...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

Eagles sweep field in return to alpine action

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — After almost a month without a meet, the Kennett alpine team returned to action on Friday, Jan. 19, and knocked off the rust by sweeping a five-school meet at Cranmore Mountain Resort. ...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

White Mountains hoop girls upset Newfound in overtime

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — The Newfound High School girls' basketball team has lost one game all season before the White Mountains Regional Spartans delivered them a second. Spartan Kaitlyn Nelson sunk a three-point ...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

Bulldogs bounce back with win over Wolfpack

call imageBob Martin
LACONIA — Coach Dave Saball knew it wasn’t going to be smooth sailing to start this season, but things are starting to come together for the Belmont/Gilford hockey team, as the squad is starting ...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

Knights get back to alpine action

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — The Kingswood alpine ski team returned to action on Jan. 19, traveling to North Conway for a meet hosted by Kennett at Cranmore Mountain Resort. The race was held on a different course ...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
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Bears earn a split of two

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Newfound hoop girls split a pair of road games last week. The week began with a trip to Canaan to take on Mascoma and the Bears made the return trip with a 59-28 win over the Royals. ...More

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

Krol-Corliss clutch for Crusaders in 64-63 win over Epping

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — There was nothing separating the Littleton Crusaders and the visiting Epping Blue Devils on Friday, Jan. 19, as it was a fast paced, up and down, back and forth battle that would come ...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

Lakers edge Panthers in thriller in Meredith

call imageBob Martin
MEREDITH — It was a nail biter that came down to the final minutes of play, but in the end the Inter-Lakes boys’ basketball team was able to knock off Moultonborough Academy for the second ...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

Carey threes lift Bobcats over Generals

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth hoop boys earned another win early last week but finished the week with a loss on the road. The Bobcats opened the week against John Stark and picked up a 51-50 win over ...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

Impressive day for Raiders at UNH

call imageBob Martin
DURHAM — The Red Raiders’ indoor track team had a big day at the Division 3 meet at the University of New Hampshire, with the boys’ and girls’ teams both coming away with wins. ...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
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