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Timber Wolves hold on to edge Belmont

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The Prospect Mountain girls’ basketball team was already without point guard Brianna Burley. Then on Friday night in Whitefield, fellow senior starter Alyssa Spiewak injured her ankle, ...More

Cats rescued from Barnstead home

Mark Foynes
BARNSTEAD — A joint effort between the police department and the SPCA led to the rescue of about three dozen cats last week. The latter organization is hoping to find permanent homes for the cats, ...More

No changes at school district deliberative session

Joshua Spaulding
ALTON — The Alton School District Deliberative Session on Saturday, Feb. 4, brought some discussion but no changes to the warrant articles as they were written. Voters will now get a say on the ...More

Bomb threat in 2016 sparks emergency management upgrades at Berlin schools

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — Berlin Public school officials are working with the police, Homeland Security, teachers, students and parents on tightening up the emergency management policy. A bomb threat last year directed ...More

Berlin man catches attention with unusual new sport

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The owner of Go Time Restrooms may or may not have invented a new sport: Port-a-potty skiing. ...More

Arsenault and Theriault lead the Mounties in regular season finale

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — It was senior night at Berlin High School last Thursday and the Berlin cheerleaders chanted "This is our house." The Lady Mounties played well during their last regular season Division ...More

Wakefield hires superintendent for its new SAU

Priscilla Colbath
WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield School Board has hired a new superintendent to head their new standalone SAU. Interim Superintendent, Earl Sussman, has taken a job with Milton. The Wakefield School Board ...More

Effingham procurement ordinance ready for Feb. 28 public hearing

call imageMellisa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — There is no state law requiring selectmen to put purchases out for competitive bid. But many towns have adopted policies requiring selectmen to do so when the purchase exceeds $5,000 ...More

Ossipee 2017 budget preview

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — February 27 is the deadline for towns to post a copy of the proposed 2017 town meeting warrant articles and budget. From that date, citizens have two weeks with budget in hand to prepare ...More

Economic optimism sprouts an unusual crop: hotels in the North Country

call imageChris Jensen
REGION — For the first time in decades, there are a spate of hotels being built, proposed or upgraded in the North Country, with the newest being a Hilton in Bethlehem....More

Former WMRHS Vice Principal takes on new role for SAU 36

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — Former Vice Principal of the White Mountains Regional High School, Mike Curtis, will return this July; however, he will be wearing a new hat. The school board voted last week to approve ...More

Rare lenticular cloud spotted at Bretton Woods

call imageTara Giles
BRETTON WOODS — When you look up and see something that looks like a mix between a flying saucer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, what you're seeing is a lenticular cloud. These clouds are not ...More

Officials annoyed with bridge project red tape

Erin Plummer
A few town officials have voiced their ire about the amount of regulations and required details associated with a coming bridge project receiving state funding, with one wanting to ask state legislators ...More

Voters to decide on transfer station project

Erin Plummer
Voters will decide on a proposed project to expand the recycling facility into a town transfer station....More

Amendment restores $115,000 to school district budget

Erin Plummer
Voters at last week's school district deliberative session approved an amendment putting more than $115,000 into the school budget, bringing the budget back to the amount initially proposed by the school ...More

Commissioners questioned about body cameras for Wolfeboro police

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — Joe Melanson was on the agenda of the Wolfeboro Police Commission for the monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16. Holding a sheaf of papers, he pulled up a chair and sat down to speak ...More

Wolfeboro wins award for its wastewater treatment plant

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Public Works Director Dave Ford announced at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Board of Selectmen that Wolfeboro’s Wastewater Treatment Facility was presented with the Plant of the Year ...More

Former selectmen square off in Tuftonboro

call imageThomas Beeler
On March 14 Tuftonboro voters will have to decide only one contested position in town elections, that of selectman. Current incumbent Carolyn Sundquist is not running for a fourth term and two former ...More

Successful Poker Run supports Hebron Fire Department Improvement Fund

call imageDonna Rhodes
HEBRON — A Poker Run drew more than 20 snowmobiles to Hebron Village last Sunday morning, where riders relished the unusually warm temperatures and bright sunshine as they gathered to raise money ...More

Selectmen hear pros and cons on SB2 proposal

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — Residents asked questions during the first two public hearings, but it was the third hearing by the Bristol Board of Selectmen on Feb. 16 that elicited the most discussion. That hearing ...More

TTCC's Father/Daughter Dance creates memories for generations of attendees

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — The 2017 Father and Daughter Dance at Tapply-Thompson Community Center was yet another night filled with memories in the making for the more than 150 people who attended....More

New Education Commissioner visits North Country Charter Academy

call imageJenny Monahan
LITTLETON—On just his second day in office, New Hampshire's newly appointed State Commissioner of Education, Frank Edelbut, visited the North Country Charter Academy in Littleton the morning of ...More

Potential Dollar General in Bethlehem goes to site plan review

Tara Giles
BETHLEHEM — Motel owners in Bethlehem have concerns regarding the construction of a Dollar General store in town. During a site plan review last week, the proposal for the store was pitched to ...More

Zoning ordinance, sewer bond bring much discussion at deliberative session

call imageJenny Monahan
LITTLETON—Town officials and community members reviewed 33 warrant articles over five hours at the town deliberative session on Feb. 8, approving them all to appear on the warrant to be presented ...More

Neighbors clash over proposed road discontinuance

Erin Plummer
MEREDITH — Voters will decide on the discontinuance of a town road in the Chemung area, though one group of abutters opposes this measure....More

Capital purchases, citizen petitions among Moultonborough warrant articles

Erin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — Road maintenance, capital purchases, and citizens’ petitions regarding town property purchases and private roads are some of the articles on the 2017 town warrant....More

Rotary Club celebrates another successful Ice Fishing Derby

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Snow couldn’t keep away thousands of anglers from state lakes, making for a successful year for the Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby....More

SLA Winterfest draws an international crowd to Squam

call imageDonna Rhodes
HOLDERNESS — With blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures, the 14th annual Winterfest and Chili Cook-off at Squam Lakes Association was a big success this past weekend, drawing people from ...More

Proposed tax cap draws negative reactions from Ashland residents

David Ruell
ASHLAND — The Ashland selectmen hired a part time police officer, approved the use of the Public Works loader to help the Fire Department, held a public hearing on the proposed tax cap, and reviewed ...More

PRHS students spread some musical love for charity

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — Students in Will Gunn’s music classes at Plymouth Regional High School spread a little love around on Valentine’s Day, not only by serenading students, teachers and staff, ...More

Tilton, Northfield residents invited to hear details on proposed fire station

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — On Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. residents of the Tilton-Northfield Fire District are asked to attend a public hearing at Winnisquam Regional High School to learn about an article on this ...More

Hearing results in removal of $55,000 from Northfield budget

call imageDonna Rhodes
NORTHFIELD — A Budget Committee hearing in Northfield on Feb. 16 was relatively quiet, with only one change made to this year’s budget proposal that resulted in a quick session of the selectmen, ...More

Discussion at Shaker deliberative session turns unexpectedly to Gale School

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — Shaker Regional School District officials held their first ever SB2 Deliberative Session last Wednesday evening after district voters approved the change to an SB2 format rather than an ...More
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