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Bailey quietly reflects on his years in Alton

Cathy Allyn
ALTON — Town Administrator Russ Bailey has been a quiet, calming influence on Alton for almost 13 years, but it’s time for a change. "I’m looking to something different in the future," ...More

Selectmen, school board races draw competitive fields

Joshua Spaulding
REGION — Filing period for local town and school district offices ended last week and there will be a few contested races on the ballot in March. The largest race in Alton is for two three-year ...More

Gilbert leads Timber Wolf girls to fourth

call imageJoshua Spaulding
GUNSTOCK — The Prospect Mountain alpine boys and girls took to the slopes of Gunstock for the annual Winnipesaukee Alpine Race on Friday, Jan. 29. The race featured teams from around the lake, including ...More

Furniture factory opens in Berlin, could move to Groveton

call imageEdith Tucker
BERLIN — It was all smiles at the Thursday, Jan. 28, celebration of the startup of the Cedar & Oak furniture factory when plant operator Michael "Mike" Rousseau Sr., of Manchester showed Mayor Paul ...More

Possible future food co-op is sparking public interest

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The discussion about opening a local food co-op started in 2014. A feasibility study was conducted last year and the findings were revealed during an open public meeting at the White Mountains ...More

Engineers too much for Gorham hoop girls

call imageTara Giles
GORHAM — It was a tough game for the Gorham basketball girls on Jan. 26 after they suffered a 45-16 loss to the Woodsville Engineers. The Engineers are a skilled team and did not let up throughout ...More

Selectmen happy with year-to-date progress in Ossipee

call imageCarol Holyoake
OSSIPEE — Fresh from a work session with the town finance team, Ossipee selectmen quickly went through the agenda at last week’s meeting. Chairman Rick Morgan said that the work session with ...More

Commissioners decline to cut $2 million from county budget

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — With the Carroll County budget topping out at nearly $31 million, the county delegation sent a clear message back to the county commissioners — sharpen your pencils and find $2 million ...More

Wakefield voters add $100,000 for roads to 2016 warrant

call imageThomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — At the 2016 Wakefield Deliberative Session last Saturday, Jan. 30, former selectman Johnnie Blackwood made a motion to double the amount the town will spend on its roads in Article 20 ...More

$300,000 amendment to cut proposed WMRSD budget fails

Edith Tucker
WHITEFIELD — A motion to amend the 2016-2017 WMRSD operating budget of $20,671,871 by $300,000 failed, with only 35 voters casting "yes" ballots and 113, "no," at Monday night’s First Deliberative ...More

First Gentleman Tom Hassan visits North Country Charter School

call imageEdith Tucker
LANCASTER — Tom Hassan, the state’s "First Gentleman" since he is married to Governor Maggie Hassan, visited the Lancaster classroom of the North Country Charter Academy on Monday morning ...More

Spartans hang on to best Eagle girls

call imageTara Giles
By Tara Giles WHITEFIELD — The White Mountain Regional girls’ basketball team had a successful week, bringing in two "Ws," one from a game with Farmington and the other ...More

Gunstock having successful season

call imageErin Plummer
Despite a slow start, Gunstock has been having a stellar ski season, with plans in place for some new events this summer....More

Makerspace lets kids get creative

call imageErin Plummer
Kids will have an opportunity to express their creativity whether through making messy art, building things, or any other project in the new Makerspace program....More

Harris, Beaudet power Eagles past rival Laconia

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — With two starters returning to the lineup, the Gilford High School girls' basketball team was finally back to full strength on Friday. With one-loss Laconia High School in town, the Golden ...More

No changes made at school district Deliberative Session

call imageElissa Paquette
WOLFEBORO — As usual, the turnout for the Governor Wentworth School District's annual Deliberative Session of Jan. 30 was low, but the school board was throughly prepared with information on Articles ...More

Tuftonboro selectmen complete work on town warrant

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — The board heard from the road agent, transportation supervisor, and codes officer on Monday, Feb. 1, and finalized the warrant for voters to consider during town meeting on March 9. ...More

Lists of candidates now final in town elections

Thomas Beeler
COUNTY — The filing period for town offices closed last Friday at 5 p.m., so we now know who will be running and which positions are being contested. In the four towns covered by the Granite State ...More

CopperToppe Inn offers the perfect place for a Newfound getaway

call imageDonna Rhodes
HEBRON — CopperToppe Inn & Retreat Center is perched high on a hill overlooking the Hebron end of Newfound Lake, where Sheila Oranch and her husband, Bill Powers, graciously welcome guests for overnight ...More

Finalists selected for “Scenic Alexandria” calendar

call imageDonna Rhodes
ALEXANDRIA — Last Friday evening, the Alexandria Conservation Commission presented the entries in their "Scenic Alexandria" photo contest, and 13 of the selections depicting the beauty of the community ...More

Bear girls pick up two more wins

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — A pair of road games resulted in two more wins for the Newfound hoop girls last week, but they were much different games. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Bears traveled to Canaan to take on Mascoma ...More

West thankful for “unbelievably awesome” staff at LRH

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — Although Warren West is departing as Chief Executive Officer of Litttleton Regional Healthcare, he will stay keenly focused on the health of North Country residents. As announced at ...More

“Fear free” Companion Pet Care again promotes shelters during dental health month

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — Dr. Billie Winter is repeating a fundraising drive this month to advance the oral health of cats and dogs while assisting homeless animals. For any dental cleaning in February, Winter ...More

Crusader boys make a statement with win over Sunapee

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — Two top teams in Division IV squared up on Monday night, Jan. 25, as the Littleton Crusaders hosted the Sunapee Lakers and came away with a big statement win, earning a 67-45 victory. ...More

Sandwich Winter Carnival a town wide celebration

call imageErin Plummer
SANDWICH — Winter fun could be found from Center Sandwich to North Sandwich during this year’s Winter Carnival, featuring a full day of activities for people of all ages....More

MA student/teacher chosen for national D-Day program

call imageErin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — A student from Moultonborough Academy and his history teacher will travel to Normandy, France this summer for a special project on D-Day. ...More

Renegades break through, paste Sanborn for key win

call imageJeff Lajoie
LACONIA — It wasn't quite 'must-win' territory, but the Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes hockey team very much needed a victory on Saturday. The Renegades were certainly up to the challenge. Collin Sheehan ...More

Mother Nature cooperates in time for ice harvest on Squam

call imageDonna Rhodes
HOLDERNESS — Mother Nature finally cooperated last week when ice on Squaw Cove froze to the required 12-inch thickness so the staff of Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness and their team of volunteers ...More

Conservation Commission hosts winter hike through Campton Bog

call imageDonna Rhodes
CAMPTON — The sun was bright and temperatures were unusually warm for the last day in January, but nothing was higher than the spirits and enthusiasm of the 35 people who joined the Campton Conservation ...More

Bobcats turn in strong mat performances

call imageJoshua Spaulding
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth wrestling team competed well against a strong field of athletes in Concord over the weekend after taking care of business against Newport at home earlier in the week. The ...More

Community comes to the aid of Dunkin Donuts employees

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — The cause of a devastating fire at the busy Dunkin Donuts on West Main Street in Tilton is still under investigation, but in the meantime, the community is rallying to assist those who ...More

Afternoon fire in Franklin prompts closure of nearby streets

call imageDonna Rhodes
FRANKLIN — At just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 28, flames ripped though an apartment building at 34-36 Elkins St. in Franklin, causing a shut down of several streets in the community while the emergency ...More

Newfound escapes Belmont with 41-40 win

call imageJeff Lajoie
BELMONT — There were chances late to close things out. But a big home victory remained just out of grasp for the Belmont High School girls' basketball team. The Red Raiders stayed right with powerhouse ...More
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