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Voters can make their choices Tuesday

Joshua Spaulding
REGION — There are only a few contested races on the ballots in the local towns on Tuesday. In Alton, there are three contested races on the town ballot. In the race for a three-year seat on the ...More

New Durham voters getting first town SB2 ballots

Joshua Spaulding
NEW DURHAM — For the first time, New Durham voters will have the chance to vote on the town warrant articles at the polls on Tuesday. With the adoption of the SB2 form of town government, changes ...More

Rally comes up short for Timber Wolf girls

call imageJoshua Spaulding
SUTTON — In a battle of 16th and 17th seeds in the Division III tournament, one would expect a fairly even battle. And that’s exactly what the Kearsarge and Prospect Mountain girls provided ...More

Cos state reps hear Les Otten outline proposed Balsams project

call imageEdith Tucker
DIXVILLE — Legendary ski resort developer Les Otten, principal of Dixville Capital LLC of Bethel, Me., and his four-member development team presented an overview of the $143 million proposed Phase ...More

Snowy winter brings more passengers to the Auto Road

call imageEdith Tucker
GREENS GRANT — "We’re having the best winter of our 21-year history of operating winter SnowCoaches, largely due to early snow that allowed us to open fully well before Christmas and so far ...More

Two local heroes save animals

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — Stephanie Bilodeau and Kate Demers, of Berlin, are two people of many in the community who do what they do for the love and respect of animals. After hearing their stories, it is conclusive ...More

Ossipee Town Meeting Preview

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Voters here will head to town meeting on March 11 to vote on the budget committee’s proposed $4.9 million budget plus 14 warrant articles that will drive the Town’s spending ...More

Zoning amendments could increase development along Route 16

call imageJoyce El Kouarti
OSSIPEE — Ossipee residents will be invited to vote on a series of zoning-related warrant articles om election day, March 10. Drawn up by the Ossipee Selectmen, Planning Board, and an informal group ...More

Lakeview Corrective Action Plan released

Joyce El Kouarti
FFINGHAM — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center’s Plan of Corrective Action earlier this week. Last fall, Lakeview ...More

Cos state reps hear Les Otten outline proposed Balsams project

call imageEdith Tucker
DIXVILLE — Legendary ski resort developer Les Otten, principal of Dixville Capital LLC of Bethel, Me., and his four-member development team presented an overview of the $143 million proposed Phase ...More

Study forecasts significant ongoing economic benefits from Balsams redevelopment

DIXVILLE NOTCH — According to a recent study, the renovation and expansion of The Balsams Resort and Wilderness Ski Area will create significant job growth for New Hampshire’s North Country ...More

Ken Jordan, MSW, appointed new CEO of Cos County Health Services

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — Ken Gordon, MSW, of Littleton has been appointed CEO of Cos County Health Services by its Board of Directors. Gordon will replace Adele Woods when she retires on April 3 after 26 years ...More

GHS Robotics Team scores high

call imageErin Plummer
Gilford High School’s Robotics Team placed fourth in regional competition and will move onto a second round of competition with high spirits. ...More

Board receives budget report going into voting season

Erin Plummer
The town budget remains stable so far going into town meeting, and storm cleaning has not resulted in any major hardships for the town. At the same time, library circulation has been climbing....More

Leggett resigns as GMS principal

Erin Plummer
Gilford Middle School’s principal has resigned from her position. Superintendent Kent Hemingway confirmed last week Sydney Leggett submitted a letter of resignation, and a letter went out to parents ...More

Governor Wentworth school board candidates answer questions

call imageElissa Paquette
COUNTY — Governor Wentworth Regional School Board candidates for the contested Ossipee and Effingham seats accepted back-to-back invitations to speak at the Tuftonboro Association’s Candidates ...More

Wolfeboro holds its annual Candidates Night

Elissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce offered residents an opportunity on Feb. 25 to ask questions of candidates for office. In addition to the Governor Wentworth Regional School District ...More

Four candidates vie for two budget committee seats in Tuftonboro

call imageThomas Beeler
Next Tuesday, March 10, Tuftonboro voters will be asked to pick two out of four candidates for three-year terms on the budget committee. Incumbent Gary Chehames is running for re-election. The other three ...More
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Duo recognized as being among states best scholar athletes

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Newfound Regional High School is home this year to two exemplary student athletes who were recently recognized as being among the best in the state during the New Hampshire High School ...More

Groton Planning Board proposes wind ordinance

GROTON — Groton Planning Board has prepared regulations that would need to be met by wind energy systems producing less than 30 megawatts, and also would be an influence on the state’s Site ...More

Families have a blast at first Frozen Fun Day

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Billed as the First Annual Frozen Family Fun Day, it was not only fun, but it was also a heartwarming afternoon of community camaraderie last Saturday, when people of all ages gathered ...More

Residents express concerns about asphalt plant

Darin Wipperman
LISBON—Dozens of people packed the town hall last Wednesday evening to learn more about the asphalt plant proposed for property southeast of the intersection at Routes 302 and 117. After more than ...More

Councilors approve state loan guarantee for Tender site

Darin Wipperman
LITTLETON—Tender Corporation continues to make progress in finding a new home. A zoning board hearing for the 117,250 square foot facility in the Industrial Park will take place at 6 p.m. on March ...More

Nest selling bracelets to benefit Adaptive Sports Partners

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON—Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country will benefit from a recent find made in Atlanta, Ga. Dave Ernsberger, owner of the Nest, is now selling charitable bracelets at his Main ...More

Race, dinner benefit local woman

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ Two benefits have raised more than $6,000 for a local woman battling cancer. The Wicwas Lake Grange worked with local partners to organize a race and a benefit dinner that has raised ...More

Candidates for Meredith select board meet the voters

Erin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ Voters had the opportunity to meet seven of the eight candidates vying for four open seats for board of selectmen; two on the ballot and two that will need to be appointed by a new board....More

Moultonborough voters meet their candidates

Erin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH ⎯ Voters had the opportunity to speak with candidates for town offices during the annual Meet the Candidates Night....More

Holderness Rec program offers an entertaining introduction to science

call imageDonna Rhodes
HOLDERNESS — It was an action-packed morning at the Holderness Town Hall last Wednesday morning, when Jet Stream Jocelyn and her Mad Science presentation came to town to entertain and educate families ...More

Byron G. Merrill Library makes reading fun for local youngsters

call imageDonna Rhodes
RUMNEY — There is always something fun going on at the Byron G. Merrill Library in Rumney, but last Thursday was a very special time when library director Susan Turbyne invited children from her ...More

Ashland selectmen discuss wide range of issues

David Ruell
ASHLAND — The Ashland selectmen dealt with a variety of issues at their Monday evening meeting, ranging from snowmobiling on the streets to the redesign of the flagpole triangle. They also heard ...More

Winnisquam region prepares to go to the polls

call imageDonna Rhodes
REGION — It’s Town Meeting time once again, when voters will be headed to the polls on March 10. In SB2 towns like Belmont, they will be asked to make decisions on their ballots concerning ...More

Local historians stage mock debate between Lincoln and Lee at BMS

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — Before heading off on winter break, eighth grade students at Belmont Middle School celebrated Presidents Day by welcoming some special guests who brought the past alive through their portrayal ...More

Sanbornton Public Library, Rec Department team up again for Winterfest

call imageDonna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — Sunny skies, snowshoes, and a whole lot of s’mores made for a great time outdoors at the Sanbornton Public Library’s Winterfest last Wednesday afternoon, where indoors the ...More
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