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School district implements a new assessment testing program

Elissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — Throughout the Governor Wentworth Regional School District this spring, students in grades 1-10 are engaged in taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment test to determine their math and ...More

Board forms search committees for superintendent, principal

Elizabeth Cantrall
ALTON — The Alton Central School Board began its April 13 meeting with a public hearing to accept and expend funds. Some of the $310,672.50 accepted through the public hearing into the school board’s ...More

Timber Wolf tennis girls snag two wins

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — It was a good first week for the Prospect Mountain tennis girls, despite the fact that it was a week late. The Timber Wolves finally kicked off their season and earned two wins in three ...More

Gorham Middle School teacher Robert Hamel nominated for Teacher of the Year

Jody Houle
BERLIN — Rob Hamel, Gorham Middle High School English teacher, was nominated for Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Department of Education....More

iVantage names Androscoggin Valley Hospital Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

BERLIN — Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) in Berlin was recently named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States....More

Investigation continues into deadly shooting in Gorham

Tara Giles
GORHAM — One man is dead and another held without bail after a deadly shooting in Gorham last Monday night. The incident took place at 20 Park St., about 300 feet from the police station and the ...More

Free disposal in honor of Earth Day this Saturday in Ossipee

Carol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — Two good pieces of news from the Ossipee Police Department were announced at the Ossipee Board of Selectmen meeting last Monday afternoon, April 20. First, that authorization had been ...More

Effingham selectmen change their Rules of Order

Mellisa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — The Board of Selectmen here have agreed, in a 2-1 vote, to adopt a revised "Rules of Order of the Selectman." Selectman Lawrence Edwards did not vote in favor because, as the selectmen’s ...More

Coalition holds forum on heroin crisis in Carroll County

call imageElissa Paquette
TAMWORTH — More than 70 Carroll County citizens, including law enforcement officials, health care professionals, educators, ministers, social workers, and drug counselors gathered at the Tri-County ...More

Mary Nunes found in abductor’s custody

CONCORD — Scott Kelley, 50, a former Whitefield resident, wanted by law enforcement since November 2004 for non-custodial kidnapping and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, was arrested upon his ...More

Bellevue Barn aims to make Jefferson a prime destination for special events

call imageJonathan Benton
JEFFERSON — If you’ve driven through Jefferson recently, you’re sure to have noticed the new timber framed structure being built next to the Carlisle Place Day Spa and with over 15 weddings ...More

Believers flock to “Finding Bigfoot” town hall filming

call imageEdith Tucker
BRETTON WOODS — An audience of about 150 men, women and children gathered on the second-floor of the Bretton Woods Ski Lodge on Wednesday night to listen to some 20 individuals and couples tell ...More

Bolduc Park open for the season

call imageErin Plummer
Bolduc Park is now open for the season and looking to add some new, fun features to the park. In addition to the golf course and lessons, the park will be adding some new disc golf holes with some opportunities ...More

Sperazzo named new GHS principal

Erin Plummer
Anthony Sperazzo has been named the next principal of Gilford High School. Sperazzo, who currently serves as Gilford High School’s assistant principal, was appointed by the school board to take ...More

Lax Eagles edged in low-scoring opener, 5-3

call imageJeff Lajoie
LACONIA — While the offensive finishing wasn't quite what the Gilford High School boys' lacrosse team had in mind, things looked okay for the Golden Eagles in the season opener last week. Host Laconia ...More

“Tablescapes” fundraiser inspires local artists

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — Tablescapes, the Governor Wentworth Arts Council’s newest and latest fundraiser, passed its trial run with flying colors this past weekend. The event, held at the Wolfeboro Inn, ...More

Plans announced for expansion of Pop Whalen Ice Arena

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Victor Drouin and Kurt DeVylder of the Back Bay Hockey Association came before the Wolfeboro Board of Selectmen at their April 15 meeting to present preliminary plans to upgrade and ...More

Wolfeboro Nursery School contributes to playground renovation

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Nursery School presented a check for $19,293.50 to the Wolfeboro Board of Selectmen on April 15 as its contribution toward the playground renovation at the railroad station....More
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Resident seeks Smarter Balanced opt-out

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — While political groups continue to debate the merits of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a local woman is pressing the Newfound Area School District for answers to her concerns about the ...More

The focus is on freshness and quality at Bristol’s LinCross Sandwiches

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — LinCross Sandwiches and Baked Goods on Central Square in Bristol is a family-owned and operated business that not only offers freshly prepared sandwiches and baked goods for wholesale ...More

Bears kick off the track season with Pete Relays

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — It took longer than expected to get the season going, but the Newfound track team finally kicked off the season with the annual Corneliusen Relays on Saturday. The event, named in honor ...More

As thaw takes over Mt. Eustis, ski group ponders next season

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON—Snow covered Mt. Eustis early last week. By Wednesday afternoon, however, intense sunshine and warm temperatures melted nearly all the white stuff. ...More

Lady Crusaders crush Warriors in tennis season opener

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — The Littleton Crusader girls’ tennis team hit off their season on Monday afternoon, April 13, as they faced the visiting Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors. In prime tennis weather for ...More

Moultonborough schools honor Champions for Children

call imageErin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH ⎯ A local volunteer and a business leader were each named 2015 Champions for Children in the Moultonborough School District....More

Streetcar putting the stage pieces together for “Barnum”

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ Streetcar Company is putting some finishing touches on their coming production of "Barnum" including getting their sets and props all together....More

Tennis Panthers off and running with strong weeks

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — Needing to win all three doubles matches after falling behind during singles play, the Moultonborough Academy girls' tennis team nearly pulled off the tall task last week. But host Gilford ...More

Stars show off their dance moves to support Voices Against Violence

call imageErin Plummer
PLYMOUTH ⎯ Local stars showed off their dance moves to benefit a worthy cause during the annual Dancing with the Community Stars Plymouth competition. ...More

Circle Trot sees record numbers

call imageErin Plummer
PLYMOUTH ⎯ More than 500 people raced through town streets to benefit local girls in need....More

Bobcats open strong in Bristol

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Plymouth track boys took second and the girls took third at the opening meet of the season on Saturday in Bristol. The annual Corneliusen Relays, run in honor of Pete Corneliusen, ...More

Union Sanborn students prepare to send military care packages overseas

call imageDonna Rhodes
NORTHFIELD — Through their school Enrichment Program, a group of second grade students at Union Sanborn Elementary School in Northfield have been busy over the past month preparing special care ...More

Sanbornton FD touts benefits of new reflective driveway markers

call imageDonna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — The Town of Sanbornton has started a new voluntary program to help keep residents safe by offering a sale on numeric address signs that will be readily visible to safety officials who ...More

Monster sixth inning powers Raiders to opening win

call imageJeff Lajoie
BELMONT — Thanks to a big sixth inning, the season opener was indeed kind to the Belmont High School softball team. The Red Raiders scored seven times in the sixth, busting open what was a tie game ...More
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