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Anthes steps down from New Durham Board of Selectmen

Mark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — The resignation of selectman Greg Anthes set the tone for last Thursday’s BOS meeting, which was the first since SB2 voting earlier in the month. The Baysider caught up with Town ...More

Prospect wraps up winter sports season

call imageJoshua Spaulding
ALTON — The winter sports season came to a close at Prospect Mountain on Tuesday, March 21, as the school hosted the annual winter sports awards. "Extra-curricular activities play an important role ...More

Luthier to legends finds Lakes Region home

call imageMark Foynes
NEW DURHAM — Jon Mouradian repairs guitars for some of the best-known names in rock ‘n’ roll, and he has decided to make the Lakes Region his home. Mouradian, his wife, and three children ...More

River Drivers win big, Berlin native stands in as goalie

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The Berlin River Drivers huge 12-2 victory over the St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints on Saturday had a number of storylines, not just the big win. For the last two minutes and 34 seconds ...More

Berlin, Gorham Destination Imagination teams move on to state competition

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — On March 11, the regional competitions for Destination Imagination, known simply as DI, was held at the Berlin High School. Twenty-seven teams from all over the state brought about 450 ...More

New plans underway for WREN

call imageJody Houle
BERLIN — The local Woman’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) has focused on providing space and assisting farmers, growers, makers, artists, artisans and entrepreneurs with opportunities ...More

Kennett High hands out winter sports awards

call imageJoshua Spaulding
NORTH CONWAY — The winter sports season was a pretty successful one for Kennett High School. The Eagles brought home five state championships during the winter months and those accomplishments were ...More

Effingham passes purchasing ordinance and all but three warrant articles

call imageMellisa Seamans
EFFINGHAM — About 95 people spent the morning of March 18 setting the town’s $1.9 million budget and adopting a purchasing ordinance. But first, Moderator Susan Slack reminded the group to ...More

Wakefield ZBA denies Dollar General variance for second location

call imageThomas Beeler
WAKEFIELD — Last Monday evening, March 20, the Wakefield Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a variance to the town’s building width requirement to Liscotti Development for a second Dollar General ...More

Chancey leads Spartans at Meet of Champions

call imageTara Giles
ANDOVER — On March 15, four Spartan Nordic racers competed at the Meet of Champions at Proctor Academy. The week before both girls' and boys' teams earned runners-up titles at the D-III State Meet. ...More

Lancaster voters approve airport funding, despite lingering skepticism about its benefits

call imageTara Giles
LANCASTER — Despite extreme winter conditions, voters in the town of Lancaster turned out by the hundreds to let their voices be heard. The crowd at the town meeting was smaller than in recent ...More

Groveton welcomes Peter Pelletier as new Police Chief

call imageTara Giles
GROVETON — Last week, the town of Groveton welcomed a new police chief. Peter Pelletier has taken on the new role, and residents in town couldn't be more pleased. ...More

Running with a purpose

call imageBob Martin
GILFORD — Kelli Powers may not be the fastest runner around, but that doesn’t take away from her determination to run to help raise money for cancer treatment. On April 17 she will be running ...More

Community mourns tragic death of local teen, rallies to support family

call imageErin Plummer
Members of the community are continuing to mourn the loss but honor the memory of a local teen who died in a car accident during Tuesday’s snow storm....More

Gilford voters approve transfer station project, town hall improvements

Erin Plummer
Gilford voters gave the go-ahead for a new transfer station and improvements to town hall among many other warrant articles....More

Learning on the ice

call imageJoshua Spaulding
WOLFEBORO — While the Pop Whalen Arena has closed for the season, The Lakes Region Curling Association has not stopped planning and looking ahead to its fifth season. During Wolfeboro’s Winter ...More

Albee prevails in Tuftonboro selectman contest

call imageElissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — The election of officers for the town of Tuftonboro proceeded on Election Day, March 14, in spite of the trying weather conditions and power outages throughout the town. A total of ...More

Tuftonboro Town Meeting passes all but one warrant article

call imageElissa Paquette
TUFTONBORO — Tuftonboro Moderator Dan Barnard called Town Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuftonboro Central School gymnasium on Wednesday, March 15, following what he termed a "weather event ...More

Newfound wraps up winter with sports awards

call imageJoshua Spaulding
BRISTOL — On the same day that spring sports began official practices for the new season, the winter sports season wrapped up at Newfound Regional High School. The winter sports awards were held ...More

Bristol budget battle plays out at Town Meeting

call imageThomas P. Caldwell
BRISTOL — The quarter-million-dollar difference between what the Bristol Board of Selectmen deemed necessary to operate the town and the budget committee’s recommendation in the warrant article ...More

Storm prompts Alexandria officials to postpone voting

call imageDonna Rhodes
ALEXANDRIA — While the traditional town meeting day in the State of New Hampshire is scheduled each year for the second Tuesday in March, Winter Storm Stella convinced officials in Alexandria to ...More

Littleton tennis boys working for successful 2017 season

call imageCorey McKean
LITTLETON — Coming off their first season back as a varsity tennis team, the Littleton Crusaders posted a strong 2016 season, playing to a regular season record of 6-8 and falling in the first round ...More

Littleton voters approve majority of warrant articles

Jenny Monahan
LITTLETON—Voters approved all but three articles on the town warrant on town meeting day, Tuesday, March 14. ...More

Bethlehem says no to landfill expansion, votes new faces onto select board

call imageJenny Monahan
BETHLEHEM—Residents were left anxiously awaiting the voting day results on March 14. ...More

Inter-Lakes teams help out in the community

call imageBob Martin
MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School Athletic Director Jeff Cloos stresses the importance of being valuable members of the local community, and for this reason all sports teams are required to complete ...More

Voters choose candidates for local town offices

Erin Plummer
REGION — Voters decided on town offices across the region, including deciding on contested races and filling offices with write-in candidates....More

Moultonborough voters strike down private roads policy

Erin Plummer
MOULTONBOROUGH — Town voters rescinded a policy setting standards for private roads during this past weekend's annual town meeting....More

Haskell earns another All-American honor

call imageWATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College's Mardi Haskell of Holderness earned her fourth All-American honor with a great second run and then a little luck in the giant slalom at the NCAA Division I Skiing ...More

Plymouth voters make quick work of warrant during brief town meeting

call imageLeigh Sharps
PLYMOUTH — Town Moderator Bob Clay declared Plymouth's annual Town Meeting, held last Wednesday night and finished in 55 minutes, a record....More

Area residents head to the polls despite wintry weather conditions

Donna Rhodes
REGION — Despite a Nor’easter that swept through New Hampshire on Town Election Day, voters in the Pemi-Baker Region still made their way to the polls to vote for their local officials. ...More

Saball named Coach of the Year

call imageBob Martin
REGION — While it was a tough end to the hockey season losing in the semifinals of the state tournament, the Belmont/Gilford Bulldogs had a great season led by Coach Dave Saball who was given the ...More

Voters opt to continue curbside recycling in Tilton

call imageDonna Rhodes
TILTON — At last Saturday’s Town Meeting in Tilton, 113 voters made their voices heard on nearly a dozen matters presented to them on the 2017 warrant, including two advisory matters for solid ...More

After years of debate, Sanbornton voters approve adding two full-time positions to fire department

call imageDonna Rhodes
SANBORNTON — After many years of debate and discussion on the topic of full-time firefighters, voters at last week’s Town Meeting approved the addition of two full-time staff members to assist ...More
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