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Prospect girls make a statement

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — In a matchup of undefeated Division III teams, the Prospect Mountain hoop girls left little question as to who the superior team was when Sanborn visited town on Jan. 13. The Timber Wolves ...More

Gravel pit proposal deferred to ZBA

Mark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — While far from being decided upon, an effort to create a gravel pit in the northern part of town near the border with Wolfeboro and Middleton will need much additional review before ...More

Communities offer ways for residents to get traction

Mark Foynes
REGION — As residents face the prospect of going bucket over teakettle in their driveways, locals can avail themselves of a potential solution - free sand available at town facilities. Area road ...More

Berlin boys roll past Newfound

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — Last Tuesday, the Berlin Mountaineers beat the Newfound Regional Bears 56-26 during a Division III home game at Berlin High School. Berlin is tied for ninth place with Winnisquam with four ...More

City considers options to replace or upgrade fire alarm system

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — As part of the Route 16 project, new utility poles will be installed and existing poles need replacement wiring. The existing fire alarm system would also need to be rewired unless the ...More

Proposed bill would affect adequate education funding

Jody Houle
REGION — Coös County alone gets more than $14 million in stabilization education grants, but now, many communities in the state face losing millions in aid — especially towns and cities that ...More

Eagles ski to victory at Great Glen

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PINKHAM NOTCH — The Kennett Nordic team took care of business on Wednesday, Jan. 11, as the Eagles hosted their first meet of the season at Great Glen Trails. The race was a pursuit, with the skiers ...More

Ossipee holds public hearing on proposed gift of a build-out study

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Dan Hole Watershed Trust will continue to solicit private donations to contract with an engineer and have a build out study completed for Ossipee. If selectmen agree, according to Trust ...More

Selectmen vote to reinstate fired Tamworth police chief

Mellisa Seamans
TAMWORTH — In a public meeting that lasted less than two minutes, the Tamworth Board of Selectmen voted on Jan. 5 to reinstate Tamworth Police Chief Penny Colby. Board chairman John Roberts, who ...More

Spartan hoop girls best Eagles, 46-40

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — On Jan. 10 the White Mountains girls' basketball team hosted Groveton for what turned out to be quite the game. Given the records of the two teams it seemed like this would be an easy ...More

Myra Emerson — Lancaster's Hometown Hero

call imageTara Giles
LANCASTER — Every small town seems to have one, and fortunately for the town of Lancaster, there are multiple people deserving of the title "Hometown Hero"; however, this time, we'd like to honor ...More

Local physician discusses uptick in COPD

Tara Giles
WHITEFIELD — Doctors' offices are typically busier during the winter months, with more people falling ill with various colds and viruses; however, Dr. John Ford of Lancaster said he's seen a rise ...More

Unified Eagles snag OT win over Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — It took overtime and many exciting end of game moments to decide a very entertaining unified basketball game between Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough and Gilford High School on Friday afternoon. ...More

GMS performers take on “Legally Blonde”

call imageErin Plummer
A cast of performers from across the grades at Gilford Middle School will bring "Legally Blonde, Jr." to the stage later this month....More

School district officials aiming for 1.1 percent budget increase

Erin Plummer
The teachers' contract, health insurance increases, and a project bond payment are some of the considerations made for the proposed Gilford School District Budget....More

Knight ice boys get much-needed win

call imageJoshua Spaulding
WOLFEBORO — The Kingswood hockey boys were in need of a win on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Erick Skelley was more than happy to deliver. The sophomore defenseman ripped a slap shot from the top of the circle ...More

Selectmen approve lower-cost vehicle proposal for fire department

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Fire Chief Jim Pineo returned to the Wolfeboro Board of Selectmen on Jan. 4 with a detailed presentation on the utility package discussed at the board last meeting on Dec. 21....More

Tuftonboro Year in Review

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — 2016 in Tuftonboro included a very well-received effort by the Old Home Days Committee. Volunteers presented a range of activities in late August to bring community members together ...More
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Bears break through for victory

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Newfound boys’ basketball team came achingly close to its first win of the season on Thursday, Jan. 5. One week later, the Bears were able to complete that mission, as coach ...More

Exchange students share their stories at Danbury Elementary

call imageDonna Rhodes
DANBURY — Students of Kristine Sterner’s third and fourth grade class at Danbury Elementary School were recently treated to a visit from international exchange students at Newfound Regional ...More

Committee begins review of Bristol budget

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — The start of deliberations on the proposed 2017 municipal budget got mired in controversy when the Bristol Budget Committee opened its Jan. 3 meeting by going into non-public session. ...More

Strong second half lifts Lisbon over Lin-Wood

call imageCorey McKean
LINCOLN — It was a game of two halves on Wednesday, Jan. 11, as the Lin-Wood Lumberjacks hosted the Lisbon Panthers. Lin-Wood got out to a fast start, outscoring Lisbon 33-19 in the first half, ...More

Littleton celebrates as Mt. Eustis is brought back to life

call imageTara Giles
LITTLETON — It's always exciting to see an important part of a town's history brought back to life. After 33 years sitting vacant, the Mt. Eustis Ski Area nestled on a hillside in town, is once ...More

Local ski areas get boost from well-timed storm

call imageJenny Monahan
REGION—The winter is shaping up nicely for local ski resorts, who are reporting a huge boost over last year’s "winter that wasn’t"....More

Wheeler (18 points) sparks Lakers in victory over Moultonborough

call imageJeff Lajoie
MOULTONBOROUGH — Emma Wheeler didn't take long to make a first impression of the Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough rivalry. The I-L freshman scored a game-high 18 points, including 11 in a second quarter ...More

Plans presented on library options

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — An article putting money toward a library relocation feasibility study will likely appear on this year’s warrant as preliminary plans are drawn up for options. On Monday architect ...More

Inter-Lakes presents “Honk”

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — A comedic twist on "The Ugly Duckling" played out on the Inter-Lakes stage over the weekend with the production of "Honk."...More

Healey, Henderson earn Rev Tour podiums

call imageWATERVILLE VALLEY — It was a great week for U.S. Snowboarding at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour, with Kyle Mack (Bloomfield, Mich.) taking a win and Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hi.) taking second for ...More

Children's Arts Festival sets the stage for ETC's “Fiddler on the Roof”

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — The Educational Theatre Collaborative once again invited boys and girls from several local schools to take part in the 23rd Annual Children’s Arts Festival at Plymouth State University ...More

Sign dedication launches Rumney's 250th anniversary celebration

call imageDonna Rhodes
RUMNEY — On Jan. 7, approximately 50 people helped the Town of Rumney kick off a yearlong celebration for their 250th anniversary with the unveiling of a new town sign that is showcased at the Historical ...More

Bears finish seventh at Winnisquam Winter Classic

call imageJeff Lajoie
TILTON — It was another successful day on the mats for the Winnisquam Regional High School wrestling team. The Bears hosted the Winnisquam Winter Classic on Saturday, welcoming some top teams from ...More

Intrepid paddlers tackle Winnipesaukee River despite cancellation of annual race

call imageDonna Rhodes
NORTHFIELD —The tradition of kayaking the rapids of the Winnipesaukee River between Northfield and Franklin on Jan. 1 was cancelled for 2017 when ice clogged the take-out point at Franklin’s ...More

Joint training session helps local fire departments hone ice rescue skills

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — Members of the Tilton-Northfield and Franklin fire departments held a two-day training session on the pond at the New Hampshire Veterans’ Home last week, honing their skills on cold ...More
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