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Selectmen hear plans for town ice rink

David Allen
BARNSTEAD — Plans for the town ice rink for the coming winter were considered at the Nov. 29 Barnstead Board of Selectmen meeting. The last couple of years' poor weather and lack of volunteers have ...More

Light Up Night kicks off holiday season

call imageCathy Allyn
ALTON — Light Up Night went without a hitch on Saturday evening. "Merry Christmas" shouted Carolyn Schaeffner after the crowd joined her in a rousing rendition of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," ...More

Five seniors set to lead Timber Wolf boys

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The returning players for the Prospect Mountain boys’ basketball team are all seniors and coach Michael Joy will be looking to them to anchor the program in the upcoming season. "They ...More

Father arrested for causing death of local toddler

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — A 911 call on Sunday, Nov. 27 alerted emergency responders that a two-and-a-half year old girl had been injured. The incident was later ruled a homicide, and her father, Roger Joseph Dana, ...More

Continuation of home health department would increase taxes significantly

Jody Houle
BERLIN — During a City Council work session on Nov. 28, City Manager James Wheeler reported that continuing to fund the home health department would cost the city about $200,000 for improvements ...More

Mountaineers ready to hit the ice for new seasons

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The following is the times and schedules of home and away games for Berlin High School varsity hockey. For boys’ Division III varsity hockey Berlin-Gorham Mountaineers, all home games ...More

Wakefield to allow Middleton burials in town cemetery

Thomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — Wakefield selectmen gave final approval to an agreement with the town of Middleton that will allow Middleton residents to be interred in Wakefield’s public cemetery....More

Effingham proposing new ordinance on accessory dwelling units

call imageMellisa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — Until a new state law passed this year many town zoning ordinances, including Effingham’s, which prohibited property owners from having more than one house on a plot of land, will ...More

David Sorensen recognized for his 18 years as County Commissioner

call imageMellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — For 18 years, David Sorensen of Eaton has served as a Carroll County Commissioner, many of those as its chairman. He was publicly recognized by county department heads for his service ...More

Officials celebrate activation of Groveton cell tower

call imageJenny Monahan
GROVETON—For perhaps the first time in documented history, a public speaker was thrilled to be interrupted by an un-silenced cell phone. ...More

National Guard considers leasing option at Mt. Washington Regional Airport

Tara Giles
WHITEFIELD — On Tuesday, Nov. 29, a meeting to further discuss the New Hampshire National Guard's use of the Mt. Washington Regional Airport was held. The hope of the National Guard is to construct ...More

Spartan girls fall to Golden Eagles in season opener

call imageTara Giles
WHITEFIELD — The Spartan girls' basketball team played a great game of hoop during the season opener against Gilford, however fell short of the win by eight points to the defending Division III ...More

Gunstock open for the winter season

call imageErin Plummer
Slopes are opening up, and some new and returning features await visitors to Gunstock Mountain Resort....More

GYC transforms itself into ‘Santaland’

call imageErin Plummer
Families could find games, gifts, races, dancing with some special friends, and visits with the man in red all at the Gilford Youth Center for Santaland....More

Defending champs flush with new faces

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — It was a season to remember for the Gilford High School girls' basketball team. The Golden Eagles posted their second consecutive undefeated regular season, and this time they powered ...More

Wolfeboro Chamber holds annual meeting

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting in the 1812 Room at The Wolfeboro Inn last Thursday morning, Dec. 1. The meeting was sponsored by TD Bank...More

Maxim Ledoux claims he is illegally being denied access to Tuftonboro emails

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Max Ledoux spoke up during public input time of the Dec. 5 board meeting to charge that Administrative Secretary Karen Koch had illegally denied him access to email correspondence from ...More

Josephine Amatucci found to be a “vexatious litigant” by court

Thomas Beeler
In a 19-page decision rendered on Monday, Nov. 28, Presiding Justice Amy L. Ignatius of the Carroll County Superior Court found that Wolfeboro resident Josephine Amatucci was a "vexatious litigant" as ...More

New Fire Chief sworn in, Space Needs Report presented to selectmen

call imageDonna Rhodes
BRISTOL — The Dec. 1 meeting of the Bristol Board of Selectmen was a time to formalize the work of the past several months, with the swearing-in of a new fire chief, presentation of a space needs ...More

St. Nick himself helps New Hampton ring in the holidays

call imageDonna Rhodes
NEW HAMPTON — Smiles overflowed in New Hampton’s Town Common last Sunday night, when Santa and his favorite elves paid a visit to all the good boys and girls in town where he chatted with ...More

Second half propels Bears by Belmont

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — After scoring just 14 points in the first half and sitting a point behind Belmont, coach Karri Peterson wasn’t exactly happy with her Newfound girls’ basketball team’s ...More

Icy roads claim the life of Franconia man

Jenny Monahan
FRANCONIA—The fast freezing of North Country roads on Tuesday, Nov. 29, tragically took the life of Patrick Spencer, age 66, of Franconia. Spencer was driving on Route 141 (Butterfield Road) around ...More

Lincoln selectmen face big questions on small-town economics

Justin Roshak
LINCOLN — Last Monday, the Lincoln Board of Selectmen met to discuss a number of issues, several of which highlighted the interesting, if occasionally frustrating, economics of small-town life. ...More

Woodsville girls knock off Patriots in season opener

call imageCorey McKean
BETHLEHEM — The Profile Patriots girls’ basketball team kicked off the 2016 season with a home game on Friday, Dec. 2, against the Woodsville Engineers but it wouldn’t go quite as well ...More

Families gather for festive open house, tree lighting

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — The town kicked off the Christmas season with a big party at the Meredith Community Center followed by the lighting of trees in Hesky Park....More

Festival of Trees goes on display

call imageErin Plummer
CENTER HARBOR — The Barn at Waukewan Golf Course became an indoor forest of creatively decorated ad brightly lit trees for the annual Festival of Trees. ...More

Lakers seek improvement with young core

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — With a young, talented core hungry for success, the Inter-Lakes High School girls' basketball has eyes for improvement this winter. After struggling in recent years and finishing just ...More

Christmas Night in Ashland celebrates the spirit of the season

call imageDonna Rhodes
ASHLAND — Christmas Night in Ashland brought the joys of the holiday season to the forefront last Friday evening through a number of events, including a visit by Old Saint Nick himself at the Ashland ...More

Glove Hollow named NH's second most popular Christmas tree farm

call imageDonna Rhodes
PLYMOUTH — Glove Hollow Farm in Plymouth was recently voted by viewers of WMUR-TV as the second most popular Christmas tree farm in New Hampshire, but judging from the crowds and the smiles on the ...More

Ari’s angels

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State field hockey players are in a battle every time they hit the field. But their battle as a team is nothing compared to the battle that the youngest member of the team ...More

Holiday celebration brings the spirit of the season to Tilton

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — Christmas spirit overflowed in downtown Tilton last Saturday evening, when the community kicked off the holidays with a sparkling nighttime parade, a visit with Santa and fireworks over ...More

Christmas Social brings community together in Sanbornton

call imageDonna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — Each year at the start of December, residents of Sanbornton gather at the Old Town Hall for their annual Christmas Social, featuring music, children’s crafts, cookie decorating, ...More

Bears set for new season on the mats

call imageJeff Lajoie
TILTON — In just a few years at the helm of the program, Paul Hrycuna has transformed the Winnisquam Regional High School wrestling team into a contender in Division III. The Bears enter the 2016-17 ...More
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