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Selectmen grilled about fire chief situation

NEW DURHAM — During the public input portion of the April 7 New Durham Board of Selectmen's meeting, the board was questioned regarding the recent filing of a petition against the town for failure to reappoint Peter Varney as fire chief. Resident Craig Polk from South Shore Road questioned the board extensively regarding the petition and the public's right to know about the petition....more>
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Prospect track gets off to a strong start

ALTON — The Prospect Mountain track team had a busy first week, with a pair of meets just a couple of days apart, but the Timber Wolves pushed through with some solid results. Both meets featured mostly running events, as the wet ground kept throwing and most jumping events grounded, though the high jump did go on at the Timber Wolves' home meet on Saturday, April 12....more>

Alton selectmen discuss replacement for Daniels

ALTON — When the Alton Board of Selectmen met on Monday, April 7, the hot topic of conversation was how to go about adding a fifth member to the board. Following the resignation of Bob Daniels from the board, the town is accepting applications for the open one-year position until April 11. Many questions were asked during public input, and several people spoke in support of Phil Whittmann filling the seat, as he came in third during the election a couple of weeks ago....more>

Varney files petition against New Durham

NEW DURHAM — A petition has been filed by attorney Paul Monzione on behalf of Peter Varney, the former New Durham Fire Chief, against the Town of New Durham. The petition was filed in Strafford County Court on March 17. In February of this year, the New Durham Board of Selectmen decided to hire an interim chief and to let Varney go as the chief. He was originally hired in 2009, and signed a three-year agreement that expired in 2012. He then worked as at "at will" employee, until the selectmen to decided to move in another direction....more>
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