Barnstead tackles senior housing options

Planning board hears from experts in subject

BARNSTEAD — The notion that seniors should be able to age in place in a way that's affordable and economically sustainable was the focus of the Barnstead Planning Board's Aug. 20 workshop. Joining the board were officials from agencies that help municipalities develop innovative affordable housing solutions. George Reagan of New Hampshire Housing and Sal Steven-Hubbard of the Laconia Area Community Land Trust shared ideas on how Barnstead can leverage available resources and community input to help elderly residents grapple with high property taxes, limited access to vital services and social isolation....more>

Residents turn out to grill New Durham selectmen

NEW DURHAM — Perhaps to no one's surprise, Shawn Bernier was not reinstated as police chief at last week's New Durham Board of Selectmen's meeting, though serious questions did arise about the status of a non-profit organization associated with the town fire department. Selectman Greg Anthes also sounded off on recent matters in a lengthy statement. Some town business was also discussed. A vocal crowd of nearly 70 townsfolk gathered in the school gym for the Aug. 17 BOS meeting. It was outgoing Town Administrator Jeremy Bourgeois' last BOS meeting, and the first business meeting since the Aug. 6 citizens' forum....more>

Dylan Tuttle dominates Barnstead 5K

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Firefighters Association 5K took to Parade Road on Saturday morning. The race, in its fourth year, will this year support upgrades to the department's all-terrain vehicle. The race kicked off at Barnstead Parade and ran to the intersection of Route 126 and returned....more>
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