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Burley taking the helm for Prospect girls

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — In his role as the Prospect Mountain softball coach and as an AAU basketball coach, Rick Burley has built some good relationships with many members of the Timber Wolf girls’ basketball ...More

Dollar General proposal raises a few questions in Alton

David Allen
ALTON — The Alton Planning Board meeting on Nov. 17 featured plans for an Alton Dollar General store, a "Village Plaza" for multiple small businesses on the site of the former Fiddlehead Farms store, ...More

Barnstead School Board talks space needs

Mark Foynes
BARNSTEAD — Space needs took front and center at the November Barnstead School Board meeting, as a potential addition moves forward conceptually. HL Turner consultant Doug Proctor walked the board ...More

River Drivers pick up win on home ice

call imageTara Giles
BERLIN — The River Drivers gave their growing fan base something to cheer about after notching their first home ice win on Saturday, Nov. 28, defeating the Brewster Bulldogs by a 9-5 score. Just ...More

Heroin forum draws more than 250 concerned citizens

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — A packed house of concerned citizens gathered at the Berlin High School on Wednesday evening to address the rising opiate issues our town currently faces. The forum "Facing Heroin: Strengthening ...More

AG will say “yes” or “no” to four-hospital Affiliation by Dec. 31

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — A public hearing led by CEO Russ Keene was held on Monday night, Nov. 16, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) on the proposed formal Affiliation of four nonprofit voluntary corporations ...More

Feeding hungry football players for 20 years

call imageJoshua Spaulding
OSSIPEE — There’s not much that can’t be solved over pizza. And for 20 years, the Pizza Barn in Ossipee has been giving local high school football players the chance to talk and bond ...More

Ossipee's new gazebo to celebrate its first Christmas

call imageCarol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — Downtown Center Ossipee is sporting a gorgeous, hand-crafted gazebo that will be the focus of many a holiday festivity, wedding, concert or community gathering, according to Main Street ...More

Commissioners vote to keep county farm and keep maintenance in-house

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — Keep the county farm. That was the vote taken by Carroll County Commissioners at their Nov. 18 meeting. After all, the farm does generate $62,000 in revenue. The county farm has many ...More

Groveton hoop boys edge alumni by one

call imageTara Giles
GROVETON — The Groveton boys’ basketball team faced its predecessors during an all out battle alumni game on Nov. 27. The game was a back and forth equally skilled matchup that could have ...More

AG will say “yes” or “no” to four-hospital Affiliation by Dec. 31

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — A public hearing led by CEO Russ Keene was held on Monday night, Nov. 16, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) on the proposed formal Affiliation of four nonprofit voluntary corporations ...More

SPNHF files lawsuit vs. Northern Pass in Coös Superior Court

Edith Tucker
LANCASTER — Likely, few were surprised that the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) ended up on Thursday, Nov. 19, filing a lawsuit against Northern Pass Transmission, LLC ...More

Big freshman season for VanBennekum at SUNY-ESF

call imageJeff Lajoie
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — During his senior season at Gilford High School, Nick VanBennekum developed into one of the most important players for the Golden Eagles on the soccer pitch, providing a reliable ...More

Harlem Wizards wow Gilford audience

call imageErin Plummer
From fast basketball action to comedy routines and games between players and spectators, the Harlem Wizards wowed a huge audience in a game that raised more than $3,000 for the Meadows project....More

New members inducted into National Honor Society at GHS

call imageErin Plummer
A new group of students have been inducted into Gilford High School’s chapter of National Honor Society, demonstrating their personal and academic achievements. Last Wednesday, 26 students were ...More

Brewster soccer girls win NEPSAC title

call imageWOLFEBORO — The Brewster Academy girls’ varsity soccer team earned the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C title just before Thanksgiving. It’s the team’s fifth ...More

Middleton Road upgrade complete, Center Street is next

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Public Works Director Dave Ford gave his quarterly report on the status of 22 major projects approved by voters from 2010 through 2015 at the Nov. 18 Board of Selectmen meeting. A number ...More

Some object to downtown snowmobile pathway in Wolfeboro

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — The Board of Selectmen held a public hearing at its Nov. 18 meeting on two proposals to increase winter access to downtown Wolfeboro. While the idea of allowing the town docks to freeze ...More

Bear girls return four starters to fold

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — Things should’ve been set for the Newfound girls’ basketball team this year. The Bears lost just one player to graduation and was set to return 12 players to the fold. However, ...More

Community gathers to remember Shawn Sylvester

call imageDonna Rhodes
ALEXANDRIA — "There is sorrow in our hearts. A mixture of feelings...but we gather here because we just feel we had to come together. We had to do something," said Pastor Deb Hoffman of the Alexandria ...More

Cote unapologetic about alleged unilateral hiring decision

Thomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — When the selectmen bid adieu to Town Administrator Michael Capone on Nov. 5, he told them that, although his resignation would be effective Nov. 10, he did not want to leave unfinished ...More

Miller, Smith, Berlack named to U.S. Ski Team

call imageCOPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — There’s no question that winter has arrived at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center. Copper acted as host to a day of festivities on Saturday, Nov. ...More

Proposal for new officers drives nearly 20 percent increase in police budget

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — The police department’s proposed 2016 budget seeks to increase patrol officer staffing to the levels prior to 2010. With the budget committee on Nov. 17, Chief Paul Smith discussed ...More

West promotes hospital affiliation agreement during public meeting

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — Nationally and regionally, the health care system undergoes continuous change. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, four hospitals in northern New Hampshire are seeking to affiliate. ...More

The forgotten sport

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — It's been 35 years since the Inter-Lakes High School field hockey team played its last game. Jane Ruel's goal salvaged what was a difficult season for Inter-Lakes in 1980. The junior ...More

Kids round up for ILES square dance

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Students at Inter-Lakes Elementary School showed how they can promenade and do-si-do at the annual square dance, an event that also featured a galloping sendoff for the school principal. ...More

Step back in time for Christmas at the Castle

call imageErin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — Visitors to Castle in the Clouds can experience a 1920’s Christmas from the decorations to costumed tour guides during the sixth annual Christmas at the Castle....More

Plymouth jumpers train at Lake Placid

call imageLAKE PLACID, N.Y. — With their home jump edging closer and closer to being ready for the new season, some members of the Plymouth ski jumping team made the trek to Lake Placid, N.Y. during the Thanksgiving ...More

Commitment to customers and community is the goal at O'Reilly Auto Parts

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — Mark Rano and his staff at the new O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store in Plymouth were excited to cut the ribbon to their store on Nov. 12, when they officially welcomed the community ...More

Bank of New Hampshire to acquire Community Guaranty Savings Bank  

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire and Community Guaranty Savings Bank today jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Bank of New Hampshire, through its parent company ...More

Belmont's Scott tabbed as All-State

call imageJeff Lajoie
REGION — A strong regular season from the local sides saw three of the local girls' soccer teams reach the postseason this fall. While just one of them (Belmont) managed a playoff win, there were ...More

WRMS students bring a Christmas classic to the stage

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — The students of Winnisquam Regional Middle School will be proudly presenting "Bah Humbug! Scrooge’s Christmas Carol" during two performances next weekend, and they guarantee the musical ...More

Sanbornton selectmen vote to hold special town meeting on swap shop closure

Donna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — At their meeting last Wednesday evening, selectmen in Sanbornton voted to 2-1 to hold a Special Town Meeting on Friday, Dec. 18, to address a petition presented to them concerning the ...More
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