Highway department issues top agenda for Barnstead selectmen

Elizabeth Cantrall
BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Board of Selectmen began its July 22 meeting with a highway department meeting, discussing matters at length with Road Agent Jim Doucette. Doucette informed the board the ...More

Julie Couch hired as BES Assistant Principal

Taylor Cantrall
BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Elementary School Board met in the Barnstead Elementary School on July 22. The board began its agenda by reviewing recent nominations and positions to be filled. ...More

Right on target

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NEW DURHAM — It was maybe Barry Conservation Camp in the late 1980s. Or maybe it was at Boy Scout camp in the early 1990s. However, no matter how you slice it, the last time I had fired a firearm ...More

Second Annual Gorham ArtWalk expands to Main Street

Debra Thornblad
GORHAM — The Gorham ArtWalk was so successful last year that it has been expanded this year, just its second year, from exclusively on Exchange Street to include Main Street, all the way down to ...More

WREN seeks No. Border Regional Commission grant to buy 117 Main St.

Edith Tucker
BERLIN — WREN, the nonprofit Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network, signed a purchase and sale agreement to buy the vacant building at 117 Main Street from its owner Paul Charest, who ran ...More

Film crew has created a buzz and an outlet for local talent

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — A crew of local aspiring actors, actresses, directors, producers, and musicians have teamed up over the past few years and created a chain of film productions including a progressing web ...More

County officially retains firm to prepare, correct faulty audits

Mulkern, Larissa
OSSIPEE — After more than a month of wrangling, meetings and phone calls, the Carroll County Commissioners finally authorized its current accounting firm to repair and re-do the county’s audit ...More

County celebrates the region’s rich agricultural heritage

call imageMulkern, Larissa
OSSIPEE — Summer’s bounty was on display at the Carroll County complex on Saturday during the annual Carroll County Farm Day hosted by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension ...More

Man charged with Abby Hernandez kidnapping

call imageMulkern, Larissa
CONWAY — The man accused of kidnapping Abby Hernandez nine months ago as she walked home from school was ordered held on $1 million cash bail following arraignment on one count of felony kidnapping ...More

Building materials shed for DIY-ers opens at Lancaster Hardware

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — The Lancaster Hardware and Home Center, owned by the Discenzo family, has moved swiftly to fill a niche opened up by the recent shuttering of the Kilkenny Building Center on Middle Street....More

Selectmen plan to replace Ingerson Road bridge at summer’s end

Edith Tucker
JEFFERSON — The selectmen are exploring all costs and also obtaining permits so that once everything is in place they can move forward to replace the one-lane Ingerson Road Bridge over Priscilla ...More

Scott Brown campaigns in Coös for Republican Senate nomination

Edith Tucker
SHELBURNE — Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who is seeking the Republican nomination on Primary Day, Sept. 9, so he can go head-to-head against incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, ...More

Eagles' dynasty in good shape for future

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — For the second year in a row, and fourth time in five years, the Division III state championship resided with the Gilford High School boys' tennis team this spring. The Golden Eagles, ...More

Houston reaches Round of 32 before falling in State Am

call imageGOFFSTOWN — The top local golfers found themselves right in the thick of things last week, competing in the 111th annual New Hampshire State Amateur Tournament at Stonebridge Country Club. The week-long ...More

Lachapelle, Osborne take softball talents to Spain

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — From Gilford to Spain, for love of the game. Gilford High School softball players Lisa Osborne and Sarah Lachapelle left earlier this week to embark on a week-long trip to Spain, playing ...More

Program to end weekend hunger started in area schools

Elissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — Sally Humer is new to Wolfeboro, but she’s already found herself a hefty project. Upon reading an article in the Granite State News featuring school district Home Link Coordinator ...More

Several safety issues identified in Tuftonboro town buildings

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Joint Loss Committee members Caleb Pike and Heather Cubeddu reviewed a list of findings of the NH Department of Labor with the Tuftonboro Board of Selectmen following a recent inspection....More

Kingswood graduate starts Portsmouth craft brewery

call imageThomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — When Scott Thornton was a student at Kingswood Regional High School he was more into teacher Bill Gibson’s music class than his third block chemistry class. As it turned out, both ...More

Lauer, Whitney vie for District 2 commissioner seat

call imageDarin Wipperman
BATH— The town’s lock on one of three Grafton County commissioner seats appears guaranteed for another election. The late Ray Burton occupied the office for nearly two decades. After Burton ...More

Selectmen reviewing attorney’s letter on Douglas Drive

Darin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM— Ten elected officials in Bethlehem sat at the same table on Monday night for a joint meeting of the selectmen and planning board. The issue of requiring site plan review for the Dalton ...More

The Exchange on the Road tomorrow evening at Colonial Theatre

BETHLEHEM — Laura Knoy will be on stage at the Colonial Theatre with four local panelists at 6:30 tomorrow evening, July 10, giving North Country residents a chance to see The Exchange on the Road. ...More

Returning talent aplenty for Lakers

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — The future is bright for the Inter-Lakes High School girls' track and field team. Behind a solid mix of veterans who will return next season and freshmen who burst onto the scene this ...More

Kearney, Post 33 shut down Plymouth

call imageJeff Lajoie
MEREDITH — Behind a strong performance from Garrett Kearney on the mound, the Meredith Griggs-Wyatt Post 33 Junior Legion baseball team got back on the winning track on July 17 at Prescott Park. ...More

Late rally sinks Post 33 in Alton

call imageJeff Lajoie
ALTON — On the road in need of a big win, the Meredith Griggs-Wyatt Post 33 Junior Legion baseball team very much looked in control and destined for one on July 10. But host Alton Post 72 stole ...More

Plymouth football, field hockey camps start soon

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth football and field hockey camps will get under way in two weeks....More

Late rally not enough, as Plymouth falls to North Country

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — After an 8-5 loss to Farmington on the first day of the Babe Ruth 14U district tournament, the Plymouth boys were in need of a win against North Country on Saturday, July 12, at Littleton’s ...More

Sharing his love of tennis

call imageJoshua Spaulding
HOLDERNESS — Bill Aronson has spent time all over the country. And every place he goes, he’s brought his love of tennis and done his best to spread that love to as many people as possible. ...More

Remillard, Bears excelled on track

call imageJeff Lajoie
TILTON — On the strength of a dominating performance from sophomore Jaila Remillard, the Winnisquam Regional High School girls' track and field team excelled at the NHIAA Division III state championship ...More

Boles, Zimmer powered strong Raider squad

call imageJeff Lajoie
BELMONT — It was a season to remember for the Belmont High School boys' track and field team. Behind the veteran leadership provided by a strong contingent of upperclassmen, the Red Raiders tied ...More

State run comes to a close for Belmont 12s

call imageJeff Lajoie
LANCASTER — Until the very last out, the Belmont 12U All-Stars battled. But with Claremont on its heels and the tying run just 60 feet away, the summer run finally came to a close for the red and ...More
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