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call imageWORCESTER, Mass. — The level of competition increased dramatically this weekend at the New England Championships and the students of Prospect Mountain’s team 319 rose to the challenge. After ...More

Selectmen vote to reappoint Varney

Elizabeth Cantrall
NEW DURHAM — In a surprising move, the New Durham Board of Selectmen voted to rehire Fire Chief Peter Varney during its April 6 meeting. Selectman Gregory Anthes began the discussion by stating ...More

Experienced Timber Wolves eye the playoffs

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — Longtime coach Gary Noyes Sr. has a team loaded with varsity experience and he will be looking for those players to take a substantial step forward after a 3-13 season last year had them ...More

Investigation continues into deadly shooting in Gorham

Tara Giles
GORHAM — One man is dead and another held without bail after a deadly shooting in Gorham last Monday night. The incident took place at 20 Park St., about 300 feet from the police station and the ...More

Early childhood educator Sue Cloutier wins Sylvia Evans Award

call imageEdith Tucker
Sue Cloutier of Berlin, director of the Early Childhood Center at White Mountains Community College (WMCC), was honored with the 2015 Sylvia Evans Citizenship Award on Friday night, ...More

The Balsams bill, SB30, passes Senate unanimously on voice vote

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The Senate passed The Balsams’ bill, SB30, unanimously on Thursday on a voice vote in the Senate chambers in the State House. ...More

Huge numbers for Kennett track this spring

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — Kennett track coach Bernie Livingston is once again looking at huge numbers as the new season gets under way. "At last count, there was about 50 girls and about 56 guys," the longtime ...More

Ossipee selectmen hold a short meeting this week

call imageCarol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — At their board meeting held last Monday, April 6th, the Ossipee Board of Selectmen approved expenditures for the month, including the quarterly IRS tax return. Letters are being sent out ...More

County budget for 2015 reportedly cut by $567,000

OSSIPEE — As of press time, the Carroll County Commissioners still had not seen the final, signed copy of the 2015 county budget that was reportedly cut by the county delegation by $567,000. The ...More

Believers flock to “Finding Bigfoot” town hall filming

call imageEdith Tucker
BRETTON WOODS — An audience of about 150 men, women and children gathered on the second-floor of the Bretton Woods Ski Lodge on Wednesday night to listen to some 20 individuals and couples tell ...More

SAU36 Supt. Dr. Fensom identifies cuts to reach default budget

Edith Tucker
WHITEFIELD — SAU 36 Interim Supt. Dr. Fensom has identified the $245,835 in the cuts needed to bring the WMRSD school board’s originally recommended 2015-2016 budget of $20,817,757 down to ...More

The Balsams bill, SB30, passes Senate unanimously on voice vote

call imageEdith Tucker
CONCORD — The Senate passed The Balsams’ bill, SB30, unanimously on Thursday on a voice vote in the Senate chambers in the State House. ...More

Gilford board to reconsider honors course grade policy

Erin Plummer
The school board will reconsider a policy enacted last year for honors classes not to weigh more on students’ grade point averages following a petition a protest by a number of parents....More

GMS students to have Broadway experience

call imageErin Plummer
Five performers from Glford Middle School will have the opportunity to perform on the Broadway stage as part of a junior theater program. ...More

Deep, talented Eagles continue to build

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — The rebuilding of a program continues into year four for Matt Finch. The Gilford High School baseball coach has steadily grown his club from a 3-13 team in 2012, his first season, to a ...More

Young Knight laxers making move to Division II

call imageJoshua Spaulding
WOLFEBORO — Matt Tetreault is taking over the Kingswood boys’ lacrosse team this spring and is looking to move the program forward with an eye toward a big jump next year. This year will likely ...More

New Durham students portray famous citizens for school board

call imageElissa Paquette
NEW DURHAM — New Durham Elementary School fourth graders from Marion Marten’s class transformed themselves into famous New Hampshire citizens in a "trip back in time" for the Governor Wentworth ...More

School board approves self-financing energy efficiency upgrades for its schools

Elissa Paquette
NEW DURHAM — Governor Wentworth Regional School District School Board member Ernie Brown, speaking for the Building and Maintenance Committee, presented the findings of an investment-grade energy ...More

Hoiriis named new Principal at Newfound

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — Cheers erupted at the Newfound Area School Board’s April 13 meeting when the board appointed Assistant Principal Paul Hoiriis to succeed Principal Michael O’Malley at Newfound ...More

Hill signs memorandum of agreement with Franklin

Thomas P. Caldwell
HILL — The Hill School District’s transition away from its longstanding Authorized Regional Enrollment Area agreement with Franklin moved forward at the April 8 meeting of the Hill School ...More

Bears rebuilding, but still expecting playoff bid

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Newfound baseball team will be looking to fill a number of spots in the lineup this spring, as the Bears look to make their third consecutive trip to the Division III quarterfinals. ...More

Jack Cook honored as energy fair promotes sustainability

call imageDarin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM—Jack Cook’s contributions to improving energy efficiency in the region garnered notice from state government on Saturday. He received an award for his knowledge and assistance after ...More

Cannon commission receives several updates

call imageDarin Wipperman
FRANCONIA—Numbers were a frequent topic of conversation at Friday’s meeting of the Cannon Mountain Advisory Commission. The state entity was chartered to review operations at the ski area ...More

Littleton baseball experienced and ready for strong season

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — After finishing .500 last season, with a record of 8-8 and losing in the first round of the playoffs, the Littleton Crusaders baseball team looks to bounce back this season, having a ...More

Pelczar, James appointed to board

Leigh Sharps
MEREDITH — After a lengthy interview with five residents, the current select board of three (Nate Torr, Ray Moritz and Bev Lapham) nominated and appointed Mike Pelczar and Jonathan James to fill ...More

Smarter Balanced testing underway at IL schools

Erin Plummer
MEREDITH ⎯ Students throughout the Inter-Lakes School District are taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment following ample preparations for students and teachers. Smarter Balanced is the new state ...More

Dickinson, Lakers look to overcome graduation losses

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — It was a historic season for the Inter-Lakes High School baseball team in 2014. The Lakers won 12 games, earned their first-ever playoff win and came within a play or two of reaching ...More

Spring season is in full bloom at Country Lady Bug Greenhouse

call imageDonna Rhodes
CAMPTON — Don’t let a little snow on the ground fool you. It really is spring, and Country Lady Bug Greenhouse, LLC in Campton has been busy getting all your flowers, herbs and vegetables ...More

Trails open at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center opens for its 49th annual trail season on Friday, May 1. Regular trail hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.)....More

Bobcat net girls kick off the season in the snow

call imageJoshua Spaulding
DURHAM — Not many teams got contests in during what was supposed to be the first week of the regular season. The Plymouth tennis girls were one of those teams that did get to play, but Mother Nature ...More

BMS celebrates science & technology during STEAM Day

call imageDonna Rhodes
BELMONT — Students at Belmont Middle School recently had the privilege of spending a day with some of New Hampshire’s most creative and inventive minds who brought a wealth of information ...More

Southwick School students learn tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle

call imageDonna Rhodes
NORTHFIELD — It was a fun-filled, informative day at Southwick School last week when third through fifth grade students got to meet with local professionals who shared tips about healthy lifestyles, ...More

Balanced roster should pay dividends for softball Raiders

call imageJeff Lajoie
BELMONT — Despite losing two key starters from last year's club, the Belmont High School softball team returns plenty of talent and experience this spring. Head coach Bill Clary's side finished ...More
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