Carroll County Independent

Former Wakefield selectman concerned about road paving

WAKEFIELD — Former Selectman Mark Duffy came to the Jan. 14 meeting of the Wakefield Board of Selectmen to say he was bothered about the board moving the cost of the annual paving of town roads to a separate warrant article rather than keeping it in the operating budget....more>

Ossipee selectmen review budget amendments

OSSIPEE — Ossipee selectmen discussed their budget recommendations at their Jan. 12 meeting. They agreed to adjust the water department budget from $437,158 to $408,322 to align with a change submitted by the water department. At the selectmen's request, the Water department revised its rate structure and will charge the town hall,...more>

Heroin Epidemic in Carroll County, Part II

Addicted to Crime: Criminal activity supports drug use

OUNTY — Local and state law enforcement officials are reporting increased property crimes, burglaries, robberies, and assaults associated with drug use. According to data collected over the past five years by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, three-quarters of new intakes reported having substance abuse issues....more>

Kennett girls right on target at Gunstock

Eagle Nordic boys finish in second place overall in biathlon competition

GILFORD — The Kennett Nordic team kicked off the classical portion of its season with a unique race at Gunstock on Jan. 14. The Eagles joined other schools in a paintball biathlon, which featured three laps of classical skiing, each 1.4 kilometers in length. Between the first and second laps, all competitors had to stop at the range and fire five shots from a paintball gun at targets. This was repeated between the second and third lap. For each target hit, skiers would have 10 seconds deducted off their final time. So, a sharp-shooting skier could cut 100 seconds from his or her time by hitting the target 10 times....more>
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