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Luthier to legends finds Lakes Region home

call imageMark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — Jon Mouradian repairs guitars for some of the best-known names in rock ‘n’ roll, and he has decided to make the Lakes Region his home. Mouradian, his wife, and three children ...More

Voters approve new police station plans

David Allen
BARNSTEAD — In last week’s Baysider article describing the content of the warrant articles coming before the Barnstead Town Meeting, this reporter suggested a few of them might generate some ...More

Big week for Andrew Long, International Spy

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The week of Feb. 26 didn’t exactly start the way that Alton’s Andrew Long would’ve liked. But to say things got better from there might be the understatement of the year. ...More

Berlin, Gorham Destination Imagination teams move on to state competition

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — On March 11, the regional competitions for Destination Imagination, known simply as DI, was held at the Berlin High School. Twenty-seven teams from all over the state brought about 450 ...More

New plans underway for WREN

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The local Woman’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) has focused on providing space and assisting farmers, growers, makers, artists, artisans and entrepreneurs with opportunities ...More

Blue Hawks push past Mountaineers in finals

call imageJoshua Spaulding
DURHAM — For the second year in a row, the Berlin unified basketball team brought home some hardware from the championship game. And for the second year in a row, it was the runner-up plaque, as ...More

Effingham passes purchasing ordinance and all but three warrant articles

call imageMellisa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — About 95 people spent the morning of March 18 setting the town’s $1.9 million budget and adopting a purchasing ordinance. But first, Moderator Susan Slack reminded the group to ...More

Wakefield ZBA denies Dollar General variance for second location

call imageThomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — Last Monday evening, March 20, the Wakefield Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a variance to the town’s building width requirement to Liscotti Development for a second Dollar General ...More

Ossipee Town Meeting passes all warrant articles

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — A sparsely-attended Ossipee Town Meeting passed the $6.3 million 2017 budget, with the most hotly contested item being one that costs no money. About 60 people had the chance to question ...More

Lancaster voters approve airport funding, despite lingering skepticism about its benefits

call imageTara Giles
LANCASTER — Despite extreme winter conditions, voters in the town of Lancaster turned out by the hundreds to let their voices be heard. The crowd at the town meeting was smaller than in recent ...More

Groveton welcomes Peter Pelletier as new Police Chief

call imageTara Giles
GROVETON — Last week, the town of Groveton welcomed a new police chief. Peter Pelletier has taken on the new role, and residents in town couldn't be more pleased. ...More

White Mountains Regional holds Winter Sports Awards

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — Athletes who attend White Mountains Regional High School were honored for their efforts during the Winter Sports Awards held on March 13. The number of athletes who made the honor roll ...More

Community mourns tragic death of local teen, rallies to support family

call imageErin Plummer
Members of the community are continuing to mourn the loss but honor the memory of a local teen who died in a car accident during Tuesday’s snow storm....More

Gilford voters approve transfer station project, town hall improvements

Erin Plummer
Gilford voters gave the go-ahead for a new transfer station and improvements to town hall among many other warrant articles....More

Braving the cold for an uphill climb

call imageBob Martin
GILFORD — Temperatures were in the single digits as the sun was coming up over Gunstock Mountain on Saturday, but that didn’t stop 84 athletes from taking to the hill for a unique uphill race ...More

Albee prevails in Tuftonboro selectman contest

call imageElissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — The election of officers for the town of Tuftonboro proceeded on Election Day, March 14, in spite of the trying weather conditions and power outages throughout the town. A total of ...More

Tuftonboro Town Meeting passes all but one warrant article

call imageElissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Tuftonboro Moderator Dan Barnard called Town Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuftonboro Central School gymnasium on Wednesday, March 15, following what he termed a "weather event ...More

Voters like holding Brookfield Town Meeting on Saturday

call imageThomas Beeler
BROOKFIELD — This town normally holds its Town Meeting in the evening of election day, one hour after the polls close. However, this year, thanks to the blizzard on election day, Tuesday, March ...More
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Bristol budget battle plays out at Town Meeting

call imageThomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — The quarter-million-dollar difference between what the Bristol Board of Selectmen deemed necessary to operate the town and the budget committee’s recommendation in the warrant article ...More

Storm prompts Alexandria officials to postpone voting

call imageDonna Rhodes
ALEXANDRIA — While the traditional town meeting day in the State of New Hampshire is scheduled each year for the second Tuesday in March, Winter Storm Stella convinced officials in Alexandria to ...More

Dukette named Division III Player of the Year

call imageJoshua Spaulding
REGION — After a stellar undefeated regular season that saw the Newfound girls’ basketball team advance to the Division III semifinals, the Bears had a significant presence on the Division ...More

Littleton voters approve majority of warrant articles

Jenny Monahan
LITTLETON—Voters approved all but three articles on the town warrant on town meeting day, Tuesday, March 14. ...More

Bethlehem says no to landfill expansion, votes new faces onto select board

call imageJenny Monahan
BETHLEHEM—Residents were left anxiously awaiting the voting day results on March 14. ...More

Littleton spirit finishes third overall in state meet

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — The Littleton varsity spirit team’s season started back in November with preparation, conditioning and strength building in hopes and with plans to compete in March at the New ...More

Voters choose candidates for local town offices

Erin Plummer
REGION — Voters decided on town offices across the region, including deciding on contested races and filling offices with write-in candidates....More

Moultonborough voters strike down private roads policy

Erin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — Town voters rescinded a policy setting standards for private roads during this past weekend's annual town meeting....More

Swanson named to All-State first team

call imageBob Martin
MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School senior Zach Swanson led the Lakers to a 16-4 overall record and brought them to the quarterfinals of the state tournament before being knocked off by Somersworth. ...More

Plymouth voters make quick work of warrant during brief town meeting

call imageLeigh Sharps
PLYMOUTH — Town Moderator Bob Clay declared Plymouth's annual Town Meeting, held last Wednesday night and finished in 55 minutes, a record....More

Area residents head to the polls despite wintry weather conditions

Donna Rhodes
REGION — Despite a Nor’easter that swept through New Hampshire on Town Election Day, voters in the Pemi-Baker Region still made their way to the polls to vote for their local officials. ...More

Healey wins Rev Tour slopestyle title

call imageSEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. — The American slopestyle snowboarders swept both podiums at the final stop of the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour in Seven Springs on Friday. Nora Healey (Plymouth) and Lucas Caye ...More

Voters opt to continue curbside recycling in Tilton

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — At last Saturday’s Town Meeting in Tilton, 113 voters made their voices heard on nearly a dozen matters presented to them on the 2017 warrant, including two advisory matters for solid ...More

After years of debate, Sanbornton voters approve adding two full-time positions to fire department

call imageDonna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — After many years of debate and discussion on the topic of full-time firefighters, voters at last week’s Town Meeting approved the addition of two full-time staff members to assist ...More

Bear cheerleaders bring home state title

call imageBob Martin
TILTON — The Winnisquam Regional High School cheerleading team took home the Division 3 state title on March 12 at Pinkerton Academy, and coach Ryann Despins said she was very proud of how the students ...More
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