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Barnstead voters pass PMHS teachers’ contract

Cathy Allyn
BARNSTEAD — More than 100 people turned out for Barnstead’s School District meeting on Saturday; primarily, it seemed, to discuss Article 11 regarding the Prospect Mountain High School (PMHS) ...More

Prospect community wraps up winter sports season

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The Prospect Mountain community gathered together on Tuesday, March 17, to celebrate the winter sports season. After members of the Prospect Mountain pep band played the National Anthem, ...More

There’s no place like home for Wizard of Oz

call imageCathy Allyn
ALTON — If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes two villages to mount a production as mammoth as Prospect Mountain High School’s upcoming "Wizard of Oz." "It’s an opportunity ...More

Senate expected to take up Balsams bill (SB30) this week

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The full Senate is expected to take up the Balsams bill, likely tomorrow (March 26), that was amended by the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Jeanie Forrester of Meredith, that ...More

CEDC modifies NBRC telecom grant to include more sites & service

Edith Tucker
REGION — The availability of "carrier neutral" 4G LTE voice and data service and high-capacity broadband is on the cusp of taking a quantum leap forward in northern Coös County....More

Delegation adopts commissioners’ 2105 no-tax-increase budget

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — The Coös County delegation of state reps approved the 2015 county budget exactly as recommended by the three county commissioners, who all were on hand to answer questions or to clarify ...More

Ossipee’s water and sewer abatement request denied

Joyce El Kouarti
OSSIPEE — At their March 16 meeting, the Ossipee Board of Selectmen reported that their abatement request to the town’s Water and Sewer Commission had been rejected. Last fall, the Water and ...More

County delegation approves $28.7 million 2015 budget

OSSIPEE — County budget season has come to a close with the county delegation set to put its final stamp of approval on the $28.7 million budget yesterday (March 25). Delegation subcommittees spent ...More

County commissioners asked to consider semiannual billing to towns

call imageThomas Beeler
OSSIPEE — Wakefield Town Administrator Teresa Williams met with the three county commissioners on March 4 to ask, on behalf of six county towns, that the county provide the financial information ...More

Senate expected to take up Balsams bill (SB30) this week

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The full Senate is expected to take up the Balsams bill, likely tomorrow (March 26), that was amended by the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Jeanie Forrester of Meredith, that ...More

“Finding Bigfoot” cast brings search for evidence to New Hampshire

call imageREGION — Does Bigfoot call New Hampshire home? The team from Animal Planet’s hit show "Finding Bigfoot" — Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, James "Bobo" Fay and Ranae Holland — ...More

CEDC modifies NBRC telecom grant to include more sites & service

Edith Tucker
REGION — The availability of "carrier neutral" 4G LTE voice and data service and high-capacity broadband is on the cusp of taking a quantum leap forward in northern Coös County....More

Local teen headed for Miss NH competition

call imageErin Plummer
A local teen will be competing for the title of Miss New Hampshire at the end of next month. In the meantime, Kylee-Anne Drew will lead a fundraiser at Patrick’s Pub and Eatery in addition to her ...More

GHS production of “Eurydice” moves to state competition

call imageErin Plummer
Gilford High School students’ production of a classic Greek tragedy with a new spin earned them a place in the state drama festival after winning high accolades at regionals. GHS students will bring ...More

First-Team selection for Gilford's Bartlett

call imageJeff Lajoie
REGION — With two Lakes Region teams in the Final Four, the NHIAA Division III girls' basketball scene was chalk full of local talent this winter. Gilford High School nearly ran the table undefeated, ...More

Town prefers local contractors to build new Abenaki lodge

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — On March 18, Parks and Recreation Director Ethan Hipple presented the Board of Selectmen with a Request for Qualifications document in order to start the procurement process for building ...More

Land Bank donates $25,000 for Lehner buildings purchase

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — The Land Bank of Wolfeboro — Tuftonboro, Inc. followed through on its pledge as its directors presented Wolfeboro selectmen on March 18 with a donation of $25,000 to help pay for ...More

Ill feelings continue in Tuftonboro even after Town Meeting

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Tuftonboro’s Town Meeting vote against the new library proposal is past, but residual upset and ill feelings enmeshed in the process of needs analysis, design proposals and communication ...More
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Local Scout selected for rare honor

call imageDonna Rhodes
RUMNEY — Local Boy Scout Stephen Buttolph recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where he was one of 10 Scouts from around the country chosen to hand deliver the Boy Scouts Report to ...More

Annual Parfaits and PJ’s Night draws BES students back to school

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Kids don’t typically want to return to school after dinner on a Wednesday night, but last week, students at Bristol Elementary School were excited to throw on their favorite pajamas ...More

Hill students to attend Newfound

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — Newfound Area School District residents overwhelmingly supported a warrant article allowing Hill to send its seventh- through 12th-graders to the district’s middle and high schools ...More

Johnson Farm added to ACT’s list of successes

call imageDarin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM—Saving land from development and expanding local agriculture have been central to the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. A deal completed last week took an important step toward ACT’s ...More

SAU office move defeated, but still on Lin-Wood’s mind

call imageDarin Wipperman
LINCOLN—The most contested part of the Lin-Wood warrant this year was Article 16, a petitioned item to move the district’s offices back to the school. Currently, the district spends about ...More

Littleton unified earns runners-up plaque

call imageCorey McKean
MANCHESTER — On Saturday, March 14, the Littleton Crusader unified basketball team competed for the NHIAA unified championship at Southern New Hampshire University versus the defending champs from ...More

Local student creates logo for Meredith’s 250th anniversary

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ The logo for the town’s upcoming 250th birthday celebration was created over a year of hard work and dedication by an Inter-Lakes High School student. Now in his junior year, Malik ...More

Terenzini resigns as Moultonborough town administrator

Erin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH ⎯ Town Administrator Carter Terenzini has resigned his position effective April 1. Terenzini tendered his resignation last Tuesday, and a formal announcement was made at Thursday’s ...More

Unified Lakers continue to grow

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — It was a season to remember for the Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough unified basketball program. The Lakers, boosted by a late season charge, reached the .500 mark with a pair of buzzer beating ...More

Local Scout selected for rare honor

call imageDonna Rhodes
RUMNEY — Local Boy Scout Stephen Buttolph recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where he was one of 10 Scouts from around the country chosen to hand deliver the Boy Scouts Report to ...More

Councilor Ray Burton Welcome Ctr. dedicated

call imageHOOKSETT — Gov. Maggie Hassan joined with state officials and private partners in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the northbound Welcome Center in Hooksett in honor of the late District 1 ...More

CJ’s Penalty Box wins broomball title

call imageRay O'Hara
WATERVILLE VALLEY — A great rivalry was renewed again this year as CJ’s Penalty Box and the Waterville Valley Rolling Rocks collided in the Waterville Valley Coed Broomball League championship ...More

No dissenting voices heard as WRSD voters pass entire warrant

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — Voters in the Winnisquam Regional School District were pleasantly surprised when their annual district meeting last Saturday morning lasted just under one hour, with virtually no discussion ...More

TNFD warrant generates intense discussion

Donna Rhodes
TILTON — There were less than 70 voters in attendance, but it was a long night nonetheless for the Tilton-Northfield Fire District last Monday evening when amendments and lengthy discussions took ...More

Serrano leads locals in All-State balloting

call imageJeff Lajoie
REGION — It was quite a season for the local boys' basketball programs. Two area teams came just one win away from Final Four berths, while two individual players toppled the 1,000 career point ...More
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