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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

Meet the Riverdrivers: Right, left, and center

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — This week, the profiles of three new players consist of a right-winger, a center, and a left/right winger....More

Berlin Writers’ Group members featured in New England based anthology

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — Two members of the Berlin Writers’ Group, Gregory Norris and Judi Ann Calhoun, have recently had their short stories accepted in a New England based anthology called "Murder Ink."...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

Sanders and Trump win by even wider margins in Carroll County

call imageThomas Beeler
COUNTY — A little over an hour after polls closed locally, the major broadcast and cable networks were projecting that Donald Trump would win the Republican primary and Bernie Sanders the Democratic ...More

Ossipee selectmen sign final town warrant

Carol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — It was with a big sigh of relief that Ossipee selectmen signed off on the final edition of the town warrant to be voted on March 9th. In addition to keeping their focus on monitoring the ...More

Effingham petition asks that fire chief be removed from office

Mellisa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — March 12 will mark the five-year anniversary of Randy Burbank taking over the job as Effingham Fire Chief. It is also Town Meeting day where voters here will consider whether or not ...More

North Country audience favors proposed bobcat hunting season

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — More speakers in the North Country were in favor of opening up a 50-bobcat season on Tuesday night, Feb. 2, than were opposed at the second of two public hearings held by the state Fish ...More

National Guard presents helicopter concept plan at MWR airport

call imageEdith Tucker
WHITEFIELD — Director of public works and facilities engineering Col. David Mikolaities and aviation officer LTC David Mattimore, both of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, and two other Guardsmen ...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

GHS artists recognized by Scholastic Awards

call imageErin Plummer
A number of Gilford High School students received high honors for their artwork in a statewide contest, with the works of a few students being reviewed at the national level....More

Design project teaches GMS students real life skills

call imageErin Plummer
An annual project is giving eighth graders at Gilford Middle School a look at what it really takes to build a house and landscape a property. ...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

Teachers' professional development time discussed at school board meeting

call imageElissa Paquette
EFFINGHAM — At the Governor Wentworth Regional School District school board meeting in Effingham on Feb. 1, the school calendar for 2016-17 was approved, but not without considerable discussion ...More

Wolfeboro Police ask that resident requirement at beaches be dropped

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Capt. Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro Police Department came to the Feb. 3 meeting of the Board of Selectmen to request that Chapter 16 of the town code be revised to remove the requirement ...More

Only one change made at Wolfeboro Deliberative Session

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — The 2016 operating budget, set at $25,535,860, sailed through the scrutiny of Wolfeboro voters on hand in the Great Hall on Feb. 2 for the Deliberative Session without comment. A $30,000 ...More

Hill resident celebrates 100th birthday

call imageDonna Rhodes
HILL ­— On Feb. 4, Mildred Burnham Lindsay of Hill turned 100-years-young, and last Saturday, family, friends and neighbors helped celebrate her impressive milestone at the family farm where she ...More

MSL program explores the rich but troubled life of Mary Todd Lincoln

Donna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Everything you never learned in history books about Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the nation’s 16th president, was explained during a spellbinding presentation last Thursday night at ...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

Bethlehem firmly endorses 24/7 police coverage at deliberative session

Darin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM — A town budget can be seen as a way for voters to sort out priorities. After discussion at Bethlehem's deliberative session on Feb. 1, residents clearly showed a preference for a police ...More

Sculptor from Belarus adds to the variety at 42 Maple

call imageDarin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM — Already a space for several working artists and varied activities, 42 Maple recently added to the array of talent there. Valery Mahuchy, a highly regarded international sculptor, ...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

Pond Hockey Classic brings crowds to Waukewan

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Warmer weather did nothing to hinder more than 1,800 hockey players from converging on the ice in Meredith for the annual New England Pond Hockey Classic....More

Proposed community center article draws both opposition and support

Erin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — Residents voiced both strong opposition and support for the proposed community center....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

More than 100 guests enjoy a delicious night out during Artistic Roots' Souper Bowl

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — More than 100 people had an absolutely delicious night out during the 12th Annual Artistic Roots Souper Bowl last Saturday, dining on 27 selections of locally made soups and desserts, ...More

A new generation carries on the family trade at Rumney's Big Rock Farm

call imageDonna Rhodes
RUMNEY — The Kimble family strongly believes in using natural products such as goats milk soaps, tooth powders and hand creams to sell in their shop at Big Rock Goat Farm in Rumney, so last year, ...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

Suspicious package prompts soft lockdown at WRHS

Donna Rhodes
TILTON — Students at Winnisquam Regional High School were placed under a "soft lockdown" shortly before 7 a.m. on Monday morning, when a maintenance worker found a suspicious package outside the ...More

Wild Woman Wellness Center offers a place for women to love who they are

call imageDonna Rhodes
FRANKLIN — Wild Woman Wellness Center is a the newest place in central New Hampshire where women and girls can unwind, relax and enjoy just being themselves through a number of great programs and ...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
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