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Lots of talk, still no decision on Town Hall painting

Elizabeth Cantrall
BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Board of Selectmen began its July 1 meeting by discussing bids for painting the town hall. Selectman Andy Houle suggested the town have prisoners from Laconia do the painting. ...More

Solar garden idea floated in Barnstead

Tim Croes
BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Planning Board held three conceptual consultations during its meeting on Thursday, July 13. Andrew Keller came before the board to speak about his company New Hampshire ...More

Pitching propels Alton to win over New London

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — Things came together in a nice way for the Alton Junior Legion baseball team, sponsored by Morin Insurance Agency, on Tuesday, July 1. In sweltering heat and humidity, the trio of Dillon ...More

Second Annual Gorham ArtWalk expands to Main Street

Debra Thornblad
GORHAM — The Gorham ArtWalk was so successful last year that it has been expanded this year, just its second year, from exclusively on Exchange Street to include Main Street, all the way down to ...More

WREN seeks No. Border Regional Commission grant to buy 117 Main St.

Edith Tucker
BERLIN — WREN, the nonprofit Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network, signed a purchase and sale agreement to buy the vacant building at 117 Main Street from its owner Paul Charest, who ran ...More

Film crew has created a buzz and an outlet for local talent

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — A crew of local aspiring actors, actresses, directors, producers, and musicians have teamed up over the past few years and created a chain of film productions including a progressing web ...More

Serious car crash in Ossipee under investigation

OSSIPEE — On Monday, July 7, at approximately 1:23 p.m. the Ossipee Police Department requested the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police Troop E and Collision Analysis & Reconstruction (CAR) ...More

Longtime Wakefield restaurant reopens

call imageThomas Beeler
"Home Again" is both Wakefield’s newest restaurant and one of its oldest. Mike and Marie Scala have lived in Wakefield since 1972 and owned the restaurant at 1614 Wakefield Road (Route 153, near ...More

County treasurer clarifies status of financial statements and audits

Thomas Beeler
OSSIPEE — Carroll County Commissioners held a special 9 a.m. meeting last Monday to review the issues uncovered by new auditor Ron Beaulieau of Portland, Maine, prior to a 10 a.m. meeting called ...More

Building materials shed for DIY-ers opens at Lancaster Hardware

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — The Lancaster Hardware and Home Center, owned by the Discenzo family, has moved swiftly to fill a niche opened up by the recent shuttering of the Kilkenny Building Center on Middle Street....More

Selectmen plan to replace Ingerson Road bridge at summer’s end

Edith Tucker
JEFFERSON — The selectmen are exploring all costs and also obtaining permits so that once everything is in place they can move forward to replace the one-lane Ingerson Road Bridge over Priscilla ...More

Scott Brown campaigns in Coös for Republican Senate nomination

Edith Tucker
SHELBURNE — Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who is seeking the Republican nomination on Primary Day, Sept. 9, so he can go head-to-head against incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, ...More

State tourney runs comes to an end for Gilford 10s

call imageJeff Lajoie
BARRINGTON — For the second day in a row, an early deficit ultimately proved to be too much for the Gilford 10U All-Stars. Kingswood scored three runs in the first inning thanks to four Gilford ...More

Four in four

call imageJeff Lajoie
FRANKLIN — For the fourth consecutive year, the Gilford 10U All-Stars ruled District 6. Gilford outscored opponents by a whopping 90-21 margin during its perfect 6-0 tournament run, and the squad ...More

Rives, Muthersbaugh power Gilford 12s

call imageJeff Lajoie
FRANKLIN — Behind a dominating pitching performance from Alex Rives and five RBI from Alex Muthersbaugh at the plate, the Cal Ripken District 6 Tournament got off to a solid start for the Gilford ...More

Three options presented for new Tuftonboro library

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Tuftonboro’s nine-member Library Building Advisory Committee (LBAC) has narrowed the field of viable options to three, Chairman Dave Ford reported to the Board of Selectmen at ...More

Selectmen to hold public hearing on accepting Stonehenge Road as town road

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — At their July 2 meeting Wolfeboro selectmen took up again a petition from all eight property owners on Stonehenge Road to lay out their road as a town road. The petition was first received ...More

The return of the lawn chair drill team topped a glorious July 5 parade

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Delayed by rain for the first time in memory, Wolfeboro’s Independence Day parade still lived up to its reputation as the best in the state for the variety and ingenuity of its ...More

Lauer, Whitney vie for District 2 commissioner seat

call imageDarin Wipperman
BATH— The town’s lock on one of three Grafton County commissioner seats appears guaranteed for another election. The late Ray Burton occupied the office for nearly two decades. After Burton ...More

Selectmen reviewing attorney’s letter on Douglas Drive

Darin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM— Ten elected officials in Bethlehem sat at the same table on Monday night for a joint meeting of the selectmen and planning board. The issue of requiring site plan review for the Dalton ...More

The Exchange on the Road tomorrow evening at Colonial Theatre

BETHLEHEM — Laura Knoy will be on stage at the Colonial Theatre with four local panelists at 6:30 tomorrow evening, July 10, giving North Country residents a chance to see The Exchange on the Road. ...More

Five locals earn All-State selections

call imageJeff Lajoie
REGION — Just a few plays separated the Inter-Lakes High School baseball team from a trip to the Final Four this spring. The Lakers took top-seeded Campbell to the brink in the Division III quarterfinals, ...More

Post 33 grabs first win

Jeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — The American Junior Legion season is in full swing for Meredith's Griggs-Wyatt Post 33, as the squad entered this weekend's games with a 1-4 record in the District A action. Meredith, ...More

Nickerson, Candage compete in decathlon

call imageJeff Lajoie
NASHUA — The track and field season continued with a unique event for Inter-Lakes High School's Ryan Nickerson and Evan Candage, as the duo competed in the annual New Hampshire Decathlon hosted ...More

Sharing his love of tennis

call imageJoshua Spaulding
HOLDERNESS — Bill Aronson has spent time all over the country. And every place he goes, he’s brought his love of tennis and done his best to spread that love to as many people as possible. ...More

Plymouth 12s come up just short

call imageFARMINGTON — While it wasn’t the ending the Plymouth Cal Ripken 12U team was looking for, the boys provided fans with plenty of excitement in the final few days of the District Eight Tournament ...More

Welcome to The MO

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — If there’s any place that Earl Mills feels at home, it’s Newfound Regional High School. And now, one part of the school will forever bear his name. Mills retired at the end ...More

Belmont 12s fall late in state opener

call imageJeff Lajoie
LANCASTER — Elation turned to despair in the matter of an inning for the Belmont 12U All-Stars on Saturday. After scoring four runs to take its first lead of the game in the bottom of the fifth ...More

District champs

call imageJeff Lajoie
FRANKLIN — In the end, the defending champs showed their mettle. After dropping the opening game of the best-of-three championship series in heartbreaking fashion, the Belmont 12U All-Stars allowed ...More

Big fourth inning sends Belmont 12s past Lakes Region

call imageJeff Lajoie
FRANKLIN — A fourth inning Lakes Region rally closed the gap, but eight runs from Belmont in the bottom of the frame enabled the team to walk-off with a 14-3 victory in the opening contest for both ...More
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