Carroll County Independent

District 1 County Commissioner candidates answer questions

COUNTY — There are openings for two out of the three county commissioners in Carroll County. Incumbents Chris Ahlgren (R-Wolfeboro) and David Sorensen (R-Eaton) are not running, leaving only Dave Babson (R-Ossipee) to provide continuity. ...more>

Toppled billboard in West Ossipee raises inspection issue

OSSIPEE — A string of days featuring blustery autumn wind was apparently too much for an aged billboard in Ossipee to withstand as it toppled Oct. 25. The sign, located at the intersection of Mountain View Drive and Route 16 at the entrance of Ossipee Mountain Estates fell partially into the state highway. ...more>

Despite meetings, future of the county farm still up in the air

OSSIPEE — Though it represents less than one percent of the total Carroll County budget and employs just two and a half of the County's 300 or so employees, it's the department that all the talk is about....more>

No déją vu for Eagles in Windham

Jaguars knock Kennett field hockey out in quarterfinals

NORTH CONWAY — The Kennett field hockey team had shown a flair for the dramatic in the recent weeks. With an overtime win against previously unbeaten Derryfield in the regular season finale and a last-minute win over Hanover in the first round of the Division II tournament, nobody was counting the Eagles out when they trailed Windham 1-0 heading to the final minutes of the Division II quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon. However, the last-minute theatrics were not to be and the Jaguars avenged last year's loss to the Eagles in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 win on a windy day in the southern corner of the state....more>

Rare heated exchange at Wakefield selectmen's meeting

Question raised about what should be discussed in public

WAKEFIELD — Selectmen's meetings in Wakefield are normally relaxed, cordial and respectfully businesslike. Such was not the case during part of the board's Oct. 12 meeting. Ironically the issue concerned recordings made of the town's least cordial meetings, those of the Wakefield school board, ...more>

Ossipee's expanded highway garage ready for an open house

OSSIPEE — Contractors and public works employees have been hard at work through the year putting the finishing touches on the expansion of the town's highway garage. It is now time for the public to view the project that town officials say has come in under budget. ...more>

Five county employees receive "best in state" awards

OSSIPEE — The culinary academy slated to open soon in the vacant county nursing home will not be opening after all. County Administrator Ken Robichaud made the announcement at the county commissioner's Oct. 12 meeting and the commissioners voted to dissolve the lease....more>
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