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New Durham voters increase budget slightly

Mark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — Deliberative session attendees endorsed an operating budget on Feb 3 with a modest increase over the recommended amount. However, most of the hundred-plus voters snubbed petition articles ...More

Alton budget remains unchanged

Thomas P. Caldwell
ALTON — An anonymous letter took issue with the lead petitioner of an article seeking to discontinue the Alton Water Commission, and the resulting discussion took up a quarter of the town’s ...More

Strong showing for Timber Wolves at Dartmouth

call imageJoshua Spaulding
HANOVER — There weren’t many opportunities for points at the Division II State Meet for the Prospect Mountain indoor track team on Sunday. But the Timber Wolves made good use of the opportunities ...More

Berlin boys’ hockey stops Kennett 5-2

call imageTara Giles
BERLIN — On Jan. 30 the Berlin boys’ hockey team bested its visitors from Kennett, 5-2. At 5:59 in the first period, Nate Trull scored the first goal of the game assisted by Noah Schoenbeck ...More

Furniture factory opens in Berlin, could move to Groveton

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — It was all smiles at the Thursday, Jan. 28, celebration of the startup of the Cedar & Oak furniture factory when plant operator Michael "Mike" Rousseau Sr., of Manchester showed Mayor Paul ...More

Possible future food co-op is sparking public interest

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The discussion about opening a local food co-op started in 2014. A feasibility study was conducted last year and the findings were revealed during an open public meeting at the White Mountains ...More

Grand showing for Nick Brown

call imageJoshua Spaulding
HANOVER — It was a solid day for the Kennett indoor track team and for senior Nick Brown in particular. Brown won one state championship and finished third in another race at the Division II State ...More

Selectmen happy with year-to-date progress in Ossipee

call imageCarol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — Fresh from a work session with the town finance team, Ossipee selectmen quickly went through the agenda at last week’s meeting. Chairman Rick Morgan said that the work session with ...More

Commissioners decline to cut $2 million from county budget

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — With the Carroll County budget topping out at nearly $31 million, the county delegation sent a clear message back to the county commissioners — sharpen your pencils and find $2 million ...More

Spartan hoop girls snag overtime win

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — It was an exciting game between the girls’ basketball teams from Colebrook and White Mountains on Feb. 3. The game was neck and neck and ended up in overtime with the Spartans ...More

$300,000 amendment to cut proposed WMRSD budget fails

Edith Tucker
WHITEFIELD — A motion to amend the 2016-2017 WMRSD operating budget of $20,671,871 by $300,000 failed, with only 35 voters casting "yes" ballots and 113, "no," at Monday night’s First Deliberative ...More

First Gentleman Tom Hassan visits North Country Charter School

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — Tom Hassan, the state’s "First Gentleman" since he is married to Governor Maggie Hassan, visited the Lancaster classroom of the North Country Charter Academy on Monday morning ...More

Drouin nets six goals as B-G rolls

call imageJeff Lajoie
LACONIA — The first time his team played rival Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes this season, Belmont-Gilford senior Caleb Drouin was under the weather. He missed a few days of school leading up to the ...More

Gunstock having successful season

call imageErin Plummer
Despite a slow start, Gunstock has been having a stellar ski season, with plans in place for some new events this summer....More

Makerspace lets kids get creative

call imageErin Plummer
Kids will have an opportunity to express their creativity whether through making messy art, building things, or any other project in the new Makerspace program....More

Miller, 4X400 girls lead Knights at Dartmouth

call imageJoshua Spaulding
HANOVER — On the boys’ side, it was an individual effort that picked up points. On the girls’ side, it was a team effort that picked up points. And overall, it was a solid day for the ...More

No changes made at school district Deliberative Session

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — As usual, the turnout for the Governor Wentworth School District's annual Deliberative Session of Jan. 30 was low, but the school board was throughly prepared with information on Articles ...More

Tuftonboro selectmen complete work on town warrant

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — The board heard from the road agent, transportation supervisor, and codes officer on Monday, Feb. 1, and finalized the warrant for voters to consider during town meeting on March 9. ...More

Bears break through for first win

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — Just 19 days shy of two years after they last picked up a regular season win, the Newfound hoop boys broke through on Friday, Feb. 5, getting a 68-56 win on the road at Hillsboro-Deering. ...More

CopperToppe Inn offers the perfect place for a Newfound getaway

call imageDonna Rhodes
HEBRON — CopperToppe Inn & Retreat Center is perched high on a hill overlooking the Hebron end of Newfound Lake, where Sheila Oranch and her husband, Bill Powers, graciously welcome guests for overnight ...More

Finalists selected for “Scenic Alexandria” calendar

call imageDonna Rhodes
ALEXANDRIA — Last Friday evening, the Alexandria Conservation Commission presented the entries in their "Scenic Alexandria" photo contest, and 13 of the selections depicting the beauty of the community ...More

Top teams tangle in Lisbon

call imageCorey McKean
LISBON — Two of the top teams in Division 4 matched up on Friday night as the Lisbon Lady Panthers hosted the Littleton Lady Crusaders. A hot start and strong finish by Littleton would be the difference ...More

West thankful for “unbelievably awesome” staff at LRH

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — Although Warren West is departing as Chief Executive Officer of Litttleton Regional Healthcare, he will stay keenly focused on the health of North Country residents. As announced at ...More

“Fear free” Companion Pet Care again promotes shelters during dental health month

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — Dr. Billie Winter is repeating a fundraising drive this month to advance the oral health of cats and dogs while assisting homeless animals. For any dental cleaning in February, Winter ...More

Alpine Panthers post strong showings at King Pine

call imageJeff Lajoie
MADISON — It was a strong showing for the Moultonborough Academy alpine ski teams on Friday, as the Panthers competed well in an event held at King Pine Ski Area. The boys' team had its best finish ...More

Sandwich Winter Carnival a town wide celebration

call imageErin Plummer
SANDWICH — Winter fun could be found from Center Sandwich to North Sandwich during this year’s Winter Carnival, featuring a full day of activities for people of all ages....More

MA student/teacher chosen for national D-Day program

call imageErin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — A student from Moultonborough Academy and his history teacher will travel to Normandy, France this summer for a special project on D-Day. ...More

Bobcats fly to win in first home meet

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — It took some work and a rescheduling, but the Plymouth ski jump hosted its first meet last week. The meet was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3, but with rainy weather in the ...More

Mother Nature cooperates in time for ice harvest on Squam

call imageDonna Rhodes
HOLDERNESS — Mother Nature finally cooperated last week when ice on Squaw Cove froze to the required 12-inch thickness so the staff of Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness and their team of volunteers ...More

Conservation Commission hosts winter hike through Campton Bog

call imageDonna Rhodes
CAMPTON — The sun was bright and temperatures were unusually warm for the last day in January, but nothing was higher than the spirits and enthusiasm of the 35 people who joined the Campton Conservation ...More

Gelinas earns runner-up finish to pace Raiders at state meet

call imageJeff Lajoie
HANOVER — Led by senior Kyle Gelinas, the Belmont High School indoor track and field team closed out its season in fine fashion on Sunday. Gelinas had the best finish of any Red Raider at the NHIAA ...More

Community comes to the aid of Dunkin Donuts employees

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — The cause of a devastating fire at the busy Dunkin Donuts on West Main Street in Tilton is still under investigation, but in the meantime, the community is rallying to assist those who ...More

Afternoon fire in Franklin prompts closure of nearby streets

call imageDonna Rhodes
FRANKLIN — At just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 28, flames ripped though an apartment building at 34-36 Elkins St. in Franklin, causing a shut down of several streets in the community while the emergency ...More
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