Carroll County Independent

Nursing home asks for delay in Medicaid long-term care program

OSSIPEE — Nursing home officials have asked the Governor and state Legislators to delay implementation of Phase II of the long-term care portion Medicaid Managed Care program. In an update to the Carroll County Commission during its regular meeting on Sept. 10...more>

Wakefield speed limits to change in 2015

WAKEFIELD — William Lambert, head of the Traffic Division of the N.H. Department of Transportation, met with the Wakefield Board of Selectmen on Sept. 10 to discuss speed limits and crosswalks on state highways in town....more>

World Music Festival brings international talent and music workshops to Wakefield

Showing off the Opera House to the World

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Opera House hosted performances and workshops by musicians who have performed internationally last Saturday, Sept. 13, during the first-ever World Music Festival. The festival and workshops, provided free of charge, were made possible with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts,...more>

Pollard powers Kennett past Kearsarge

Junior quarterback throws two touchdown passes, runs for two more

NORTH CONWAY — It wasn't perfect, but it was a win against a conference rival and the Kennett football team will take it. The Eagles overcame a strong Kearsarge running attack thanks in large part to the play of quarterback Will Pollard and defeated the Cougars by a 38-21 score in the home opener at Gary Millen Stadium on Friday, Sept. 12....more>

Richardi prevails in Sheriff's race and Scott over Kenney for Register of Deeds

COUNTY — Despite not having results from a few Carroll County towns, the major races appeared to be settled by press time. On the Republican ballot the statewide and federal contests were called by WMUR and others before 10 p.m....more>

Nursing home chaplain launches outreach ministry

The Lakes Chaplaincy brings "Tender Loving Care" to county

OSSIPEE — Mountain View Community Chaplain John Babson of Tuftonboro first joined the nursing home and rehabilitation as a volunteer pastor a year ago. Since then, he's been named as the home's volunteer coordinator and, most recently, launched a Lakes Region-wide ministry called The Lakes Chaplaincy....more>

Ossipee selectmen approve ordinance outlawing "spice"

OSSIPEE — Last Wednesday, Sept. 3, Ossipee selectmen voted to adopt a new ordinance prohibiting both the sale and possession of "spice" and all other synthetic cannabinoids in the town. According to Police Chief James Eldridge, the Police Department proposed the new ordinance due to the rash of burglaries and theft of metals and batteries in town this year. ...more>
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