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Gravel pit project draws continued opposition

Mark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — A crowd of more than 100 residents and officials from at least three towns gathered at a public hearing in the elementary school gym last Tuesday - pretty much in universal opposition ...More

Woodbury, Ingoldsby, Hardie get wins in first meet

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BELMONT — After the first two meets of the season were cancelled, the Prospect Mountain track team was happy to get outside and compete Saturday at Belmont High School. At the end of the day, the ...More

Timber Wolves return majority of starters

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — After another solid season last year, the Prospect Mountain softball team returns seven of nine starters and is looking to make another run into the playoffs. And in a year when teams are ...More

Traffic Committee proposes OHRV ordinance changes

Jody Houle
BERLIN — A review by the Traffic Safety Committee last September prompted proposed changes to the OHRV ordinance to make it stricter for the 2017 season....More

Berlin couple arrested for multiple charges of animal abuse

Jody Houle
BERLIN — After about an eight month investigation, a Berlin couple was arrested on multiple charges of animal cruelty earlier this month. ...More

Berlin boys off to a running start

call imageJody Houle
BELMONT — Late snow put a damper on the fields, but the sun has been shining and spring sports are under way. The Berlin Mountaineers track and field athletes are off to a very good running start. ...More

Wakefield's new Town Administrator Kelley Collins is glad to be here

call imageThomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — Asked to describe one trait that has served her well in her career, Wakefield's new Town Administrator Kelley Collins said, with no hesitation, "I enjoy learning." Over the past 30 years ...More

Parsons resigns from Ossipee Conservation Commission

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — At the Selectman Sam Martin’s urging, Bruce Parsons has resigned from the town’s conservation commission. Hoping to finally put "this whole issue to rest", the board of selectmen ...More

Ossipee will not use dogs to sniff out septic problems

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Though it’s been suggested at least twice, selectmen here have no intention of bringing in the dogs to sniff out septic problems. Last year selectmen were told about a new service ...More

Members offer a rare look inside the world of the Twelve Tribes

call imageTara Giles
LANCASTER — The group that owns and operates Simon the Tanner in Lancaster is known as The Twelve Tribes, and some of its members extended a rare invitation to the Democrat last week, opening themselves ...More

Committee formed to seek construction of new track

Tara Giles
WHITEFIELD — For years, the track teams at the White Mountains Regional High School have earned state wide notoriety for winning several state championships albeit without a track. ...More

Spartans collect personal records in Pelham

call imageTara Giles
PELHAM — The White Mountains Regional track team traveled to Pelham on April 15, where several athletes qualified for the state meet and banked personal records. The weather was perfect, leaving ...More

Local teen attains Eagle Scout rank

call imageErin Plummer
A Gilford High School student has joined the ranks of Eagle Scouts after a special ceremony this weekend....More

Easter weekend kicks off with annual Flashlight Egg Hunt

call imageErin Plummer
Children and their families came prepared with their headlamps, flashlights, buckets, and baskets to find some treats and prizes during the Flashlight Egg Hunt....More

Gilford baseball fires on all cylinders in opener

call imageBob Martin
TILTON — The Golden Eagles opened up the baseball season in dominating form on April 13 with a 17-0 win over the Winnisquam Bears. Tyler Sargent took the hill for Gilford High School and dazzled ...More

Wakefield selectmen introduce new town administrator

call imageThomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — Wakefield selectmen began their April 12 meeting introducing Kelley Collins as the new Wakefield Town Administrator. Collins replaced Teresa Williams, who resigned on March 10 to take ...More

Tuftonboro library provided internet service during town storm outage

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — The beginning of National Library Week on April 10 by Librarian Christie Sarles intersected with an announcement that the Trump administration plans to zero out Library Service and ...More

Pickering House renovation in Wolfeboro now underway

call imageWOLFEBORO — Just over a year ago, the historic homestead of Daniel Pickering in downtown Wolfeboro was destined for demolition. Today, new owners have announced that construction is underway to ...More

Local Girl Scouts host Easter dinner for Mae's Place residents and staff

call imageDonna Rhodes
NEW HAMPTON — Members of Girl Scout Troop 11161 hosted a community egg hunt to benefit the New Hampton Fire Department on April 8, and last weekend, they backed up their love for the Newfound Region ...More

Easter egg hunt has things hopping at Tapply Thompson Community Center

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — Things were hopping last Saturday when the annual Tapply-Thompson Community Center’s Easter Egg Hunt got underway, as once again, hundreds of children and their families from all ...More

Homers power Bears to big opening win

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Newfound softball team got the season off to a great start, even if they had to take the game on the road to open the season. The Bears traveled to downtown Bristol to Kelley Park, ...More

Rocks Estate relic headed to Smithsonian for exhibit

call imageJenny Monahan
BETHLEHEM — At first glance, one might determine the miniature, ornately decorated room to be a child’s plaything from long ago. ...More

Several town ordinance changes discussed by Littleton selectmen

Jenny Monahan
LITTLETON—The proposal of several new town ordinances was discussed at the select board meeting on Monday, April 10. ...More

Lisbon softball outlasts Lin-Wood in high scoring affair

call imageCorey McKean
LINCOLN — The Lisbon Lady Panthers took an early 5-1 lead through two innings over the Lin-Wood Lumberjacks and ran with it on Thursday, April 13, as the Panthers went on to earn a 12-6 victory. ...More

Families celebrate Easter at Meredith Egg Hunt

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Thousands of eggs, a special bunny, and an assortment of other fun activities awaited families at the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department’s Easter Egg Hunt....More

IL board supports Destination Imagination team's trip

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — After scoring big in a competition and receiving approval from the Inter-Lakes School Board one of the district’s Destination Imagination teams will be going to the Global Finals ...More

Laker boys win three of first four

call imageBob Martin
MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes High School boys’ tennis team has started this season off strong with a 3-1 record losing only to rival, and defending state champion, Gilford High School. The team ...More

“Convergence” event brings together art appreciation and community awareness

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — "Convergence" was a special event held at Plymouth Regional High School on April 13, when students came together to present an evening of fine arts, which raised money for The Circle ...More

Thornton students seek community's help to attend Destination Imagination competition

call imageDonna Rhodes
THORNTON — Once again, a group of students from Thornton Central School are headed to Knoxville, Tenn. for the Global Destination Imagination competition, and they are seeking support from the community ...More

Bobcats rip Raiders in season opener

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — For starters, it wasn’t too bad. The Plymouth softball team, after just one day out on the field, dominated Lebanon on Wednesday, April 12, running away with a 15-0 win in the season ...More

Families welcome spring at Belmont's Easter Fest

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — Last Saturday afternoon, Bryant Field in Belmont was filled with lots of fun and excitement as the fourth annual Easter Fest, organized by several local churches, joined forces to create ...More

Rotary fundraiser could be your “Golden Ticket” to a summer of fun

Donna Rhodes
TILTON — The Tilton-Northfield Rotary is holding a "Golden Ticket" fundraiser this spring and summer, an exciting opportunity for one lucky ticket holder to win a whole lot of money that will also ...More

Big bats get Winnisquam softball off to good start

call imageBob Martin
TILTON — The Winnisquam Regional High School softball team battled Gilford High School in a high scoring matchup, coming away with a 15-13 win on April 13. They also won 14-5 against Somersworth. ...More
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