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Water quality, service outsourcing and employee compensation top BOS agenda

Mark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — While things got a little testy at times, selectmen ploughed through a heavy agenda on Sept. 19, making a few key decisions and deferring others to future sessions. Volunteer Mike Gelinas ...More

Alton Historical Society takes trip on Abenaki Trail

call imageCathy Allyn
ALTON — The Alton Historical Society, paired with the New Hampshire Historical Society, recently gave us a look at what went on in our own backyards 12,000 years ago. "On the Abenaki Trail" presented ...More

Unified Timber Wolves tie home opener

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — Last spring the Prospect Mountain community got into the unified sports program offered by the NHIAA. The success that the volleyball team had last spring sparked the creation of a couple ...More

Camp RZR a success

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — Thousands from all over the country rolled in to Berlin last week to enjoy the OHRV off-roading event Camp RZR New England. "The Journey to Jericho" brought in 7,100 people from 26 states. ...More

Enriched Learning Center offers non-traditional learning

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN/ERROL — The Enriched Learning Center offers a variety on education for students, including non-traditional, outdoor education such as white water rafting and zip-lining. Students can learn ...More

Berlin and Gorham race in Finale in the Valley

call imageJody Houle
WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Berlin and Gorham cross country boys and girls raced in a 5k race on Saturday for the Finale in the Valley at Plymouth Regional High School. As a team, the Berlin boys placed ...More

Westward Shores expansion receives conditional site plan approval

call imageMellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — The expansion of Westward Shores Lakeside Camping Resort on Ossipee Lake received conditional site plan approval from Ossipee Planning Board on Sept. 20. This was the fifth time the Northgate ...More

Craig Brody hired as Ossipee Recreation Director

Mellisa Seamans
OSSIPEE — As promised, selectmen here took care of two orders of business held over from the week prior at their Sept. 26 meeting. First, they announced the hiring of the town’s new recreation ...More

Tamworth police chief fired by selectmen

Mellisa Seamans
TAMWORTH — Though the Town of Tamworth website still lists Penny Colby as the town’s police chief, Colby was reportedly fired from that position on Saturday, Sept. 24. When reached by telephone ...More

North Country students partner with UNH STEMbassasors for day of engineering fun

call imageCourtney Vashaw
GROVETON — When Brooks Payette was a kid, he thought an engineer was the guy who ran the train. Growing up in Berlin, he did not have a lot of first-hand exposure to the field of engineering, and ...More

Groundbreaking for new Morrison project highlights innovation and collaboration

call imageCourtney Vashaw
WHITEFIELD — Perseverance, determination, collaboration, and innovation. These are just a few of the elements that combined to make possible the groundbreaking for Whitefield's new Senior Living ...More

Spartans, Mountaineers tie 0-0 in rivalry game

call imageWHITEFIELD — The lady Spartans battled the Mountaineers from Berlin in what resulted in an undecided game. Despite the Spartans being down two key players, Lexi Welch and Catrina Boggess due to ...More

Forum describes challenges, opportunities faced by immigrants and refugees

call imageErin Plummer
The experiences, challenges, and opportunities for people emigrating or being resettled to the United States were shared with an audience in Gilford during "Welcoming Communities: Immigrant and Refugee ...More

GHS 'wallways' travel through the decades

call imageErin Plummer
Gilford High School students pulled together their creativity and school spirit for the annual Homecoming Wallways competition last week....More

Eagles impress, draw with Belmont in scoreless Homecoming tilt

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — One hundred minutes of soccer wasn't enough to separate the Gilford High School and Belmont High School girls' soccer teams. The two rivals battled to a 0-0 draw on Saturday during GHS ...More

Cemetery trustees give progress report to Tuftonboro selectmen

Elissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Cemetery trustees Susan Weeks and Peter Sluski attended the selectmen's meeting of Sept. 26 to share the work of their committee, which also includes Guy Pike, who was unavailable. ...More

Bids for Center Street Reconstruction much higher than budget

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — Public Works Director Dave Ford notified the board on Sept. 12 that two qualified bids had been received for work on the reconstruction of Center Street from Pickering Corner to Route ...More

Wolfeboro selectmen discuss again building permits on Class VI roads

Thomas Beeler
WOLFEBORO — The major topic on the agenda for the Sept. 21 meeting of the Wolfeboro Board of Selectmen was, once again, what to do about approving building permits on Class VI roads....More
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Bears register two more shutouts

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — The Newfound field hockey continued its undefeated season with a pair of shutouts last week, though one was a bit tougher than the other to get going. The Bears took on Mascenic on Tuesday, ...More

Rain can’t dampen unified debut

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — Not even rain, thunder and the subsequent delay could wipe the smiles off everyone’s faces on the campus of Newfound Regional High School on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The school debuted ...More

Bears turn up heat in second half, scorch Spartans

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — When the Newfound field hockey team is on its game, the Bears can control the pace. While that didn’t happen in the first half of the Thursday, Sept. 7, game against White Mountains ...More

Beer lovers can rejoice as Schilling announces major expansion

call imageDarin Wipperman
LITTLETON — Three years into a highly successful business, Schilling Beer Company announced expansion plans on Saturday during the company's Oktoberfest celebration on Mill Street. Schilling intends ...More

BES kids work with adults to clean up land in and around the Ammonoosuc

call imageDarin Wipperman
BETHLEHEM — Thanks to a break in the rain, students from Bethlehem Elementary School and several adult helpers did not get as wet as possible on Friday morning. But the busy workers still had plenty ...More

Lisbon soccer girls push past Woodsville, 2-1

call imageCorey McKean
LISBON — An evenly matched first half had the Lisbon soccer girls and the visiting Woodsville knotted at a score of 0-0 on Monday, Sept. 19, but a dominant second half by the Panthers with Madisen ...More

Annalee Dolls opens new headquarters to the public

call imageErin Plummer
MEREDITH — Annalee Dolls is celebrating the opening of its new retail store and headquarters right on Route 3....More

MA Homecoming Parade brings out students' creativity

call imageErin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — Classic movies from the 1990’s, a lot of colorful marchers, and plenty of school spirit could be found at Moultonborough Academy’s 10th annual Homecoming Parade....More

Panthers continue run of success over Lakers in 4-2 win

call imageJeff Lajoie
MOULTONBOROUGH — One week removed from a 6-0 loss to rival Moultonborough Academy, the Inter-Lakes High School boys' soccer team was looking for an improved performance in the rematch on Saturday. ...More

Luscher, Johnston propel Bobcats to first win

call imageJoshua Spaulding
Plymouth field hockey struggled to score goals for the first portion of the season. However, when the Bobcats did get a couple on the board on Wednesday, Sept. 21, they made them stand up, picking up ...More

Bobcats sweep first match at Owl’s Nest

call imageJoshua Spaulding
CAMPTON — Coaches Jeff Park and Charlie Wheeler expected their Plymouth golf team to have a home course advantage at Owl’s Nest Golf Club. In the first match on the new home course of the ...More

Community shows strong support for SLA's efforts at annual Ridge Race

Emmett Warren
HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association hosted their annual Squam Ridge Race on Sunday morning, despite a concerning weather advisory for heavy rain and hail....More

Katy Wells North appointed to vacant selectman's seat in Sanbornton

call imageDonna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — Karen Ober and John Olmstead of the Sanbornton Board of Selectmen met last week with five applicants who expressed an interest in filling the third selectman’s seat recently vacated ...More

Thieves strike again at Sanbornton Rec storage facility

Donna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — Thieves have struck once again at the Sanbornton Town Park, this time gaining access to both doors to the Recreation Department’s storage building and making off with more items ...More

Raiders, Eagles settle for draw in battle of heavyweights

call imageJeff Lajoie
GILFORD — It's rare that a Belmont-Gilford boys' soccer game disappoints. Saturday's first of two annual meetings was no exception. The visiting Red Raiders struck early before the Golden Eagles ...More
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