Randall talks cattle with New Durham Historical Society

NEW DURHAM — Sometimes the most interesting stories are in your own backyard; or, at least, the field down the street that you drive by on a regular basis. New Durham has such a field, on Old Bay Road, dotted with ruby red, horned cattle with a background story. Owner Clayton Randall, with a family heritage that is a story of its own, was the recent guest speaker at the New Durham Historical Society on a topic close to his heart Devon cattle. Randall began his talk with a sketch of his family tree. A direct descendant of Civil War veteran Moses Randall, a member of one of the earlier New Durham families and giant landowner, Randall said he was proud of his Randall heritage. ...more>

Merrymeeting watershed identified as a key focus

Recent cyanobacteria blooms trigger discussion

NEW DURHAM — A crowd of some 50 local residents, regional town leaders and other stakeholders recently gathered in the New Durham School gym to discuss the potential impacts of how contaminants are affecting water bodies such as Downings Pond, which is part of a larger system that connects Lake Winnipesaukee and Merrymeeting Lake. Frequent travelers of Route 11 know that the two lakes are joined by a waterway consisting of a meandering river, marshland, and a series of small ponds. The April 13 meeting was a first step in a process that could lead to a "comprehensive solution" to address cyanobacteria outbreaks that have placed the region on the EPA's radar screen....more>

Burley (8 Ks) leads Timber Wolves past Vikings

ALTON — Against a good team, the Prospect Mountain softball team brought its best. Senior pitcher Brianna Burley struck out eight and the Timber Wolf bats came to life in a 7-3 win over Mascenic in the team's home opener on Wednesday, April 19. "That win right there is a big one," said coach Rick Burley. "That's a very good team. "We played well," the Timber Wolf coach continued. "We hit the ball well."...more>
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