Carroll County Independent

Newly-appointed county treasurer and commissioner sworn in

Bank to release $2.3 million in TAN money

OSSIPEE — Following the swearing-in of new County Treasurer, Chip Albee, and new County Commissioner, Chris Ahlgren, at the commissioner's meeting of August 19th, Albee excused himself to make a phone call to convince the Bank of New Hampshire to release millions in frozen funds. ...more>

New county administrator visits Ossipee selectmen

OSSIPEE — Just after the Ossipee selectmen had wrapped up their overview of the week's financials, Chairman Rick Morgan acknowledged Ken Robichaud, the new Carroll County Administrator, in the audience. Robichaud said he just wanted to stop into the meeting and introduce himself face to face, "although mine may change in the next few months," he quipped. ...more>

Robichaud attempts to solve county budget woes

OSSIPEE — New County Administrator Ken Robichaud spent the better part of the Aug. 12th commissioner's meeting explaining his proposal to cut $139,400 from the county budget over the next four months. Stating, "we are not in a happy place," Robichaud again reiterated his belief that a supplemental budget was the best option to solve the budget shortfall of over $2 million...more>

Water world

Wakefield teen plans swim around Lovell Lake

WAKEFIELD — Jillian Currier has spent plenty of time on the waters of Lovell Lake in her life. Come Sept. 5, she'll be adding quite a bit of time to that growing list....more>

Wakefield's new Highway Manager is planning for the future

WAKEFIELD — In his first four months as Wakefield Highway Manager, Mike Gingras has successfully faced a number of challenges, from tackling an emergency sewer line break to correcting an overlooked permit and drainage problem with the state Department of Transportation to developing new standards for evaluating road paving bids....more>

Selectmen discuss local business issues, rebuke county delegation

OSSIPEE — The Sumner Brook Fish Farm was back on the Ossipee selectmen's agenda this week after Chairman Rick Morgan attended the conservation committee's meeting last Wednesday to facilitate a plan on moving forward expeditiously with repairs caused by a chimney fire in June. The property is owned by the town of Ossipee; however, rents are paid to the conservation commission. ...more>

County Delegation passes vote of no confidence in commissioners

Supplemental budget to come, Ahlgren appointed commissioner

OSSIPEE — Amid a packed house of some 90 people at the Carroll County Courthouse, including three sheriffs, two town policeman, and one minister, Chair of the state delegation, Karen Umberger (R-Kearsage), led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance at 10:15 a.m. last Monday, Aug. 17, to kick off a four-hour delegation meeting. ...more>
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