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Two charged with operating under the influence
Police identified those charged as Blake Fournier, 29, of Wolfeboro, and William Tarbox, 71, of Moultonborough. Fournier was charged with driving while intoxicated (subsequent offense), and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Tarbox was charged with driving under the influence.
Tamworth residents to selectmen: What's noise ordinance stance?
TAMWORTH — Residents last Thursday demanded that selectmen produce a letter the town’s legal counsel wrote his concerns about trying to enforce the town noise ordinance against Club Motorsports Inc.The discussion was kicked off by resident Bruno Siniscalchi during the public comment period. He said
Fire caused by lightning in East Baldwin, authorities say
Crews are on the scene of a fire caused by a lightning strike in East Baldwin Monday night, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.The fire is at 28 Greenwood Acres, according to authorities.It is unclear if there is anyone inside the building at this time.WMTW News 8 has a crew headed
Beaver-flavored whiskey a hit for Tamworth Distillling
TAMWORTH — Open only for three years, Tamworth Distilling has already made a name for itself in the craft spirit community. But it’s the small company’s most limited product – released earlier this month in its smallest bottle – that has earned it worldwide attention. “Eau de Musc,” a two-year-old b
Freedom Town Column: Yo-yo guy John Higby to perform at elementary school June 20
Yo-yo guy John Higby is kicking off the summer reading program at Freedom Elementary School on Wednesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. Higby has been performing his highly skilled comedy yo-yo show for 20 years and in 26 countries and holds five Guinness World Records. Everyone in the community is invited to
Tele-Talk Responses: 'How can the valley provide more housing choices for young people, families and seniors?'
Responses to last week’s Tele-Talk question — “How can the Mount Washington Valley provide more housing choices for young people, families and seniors?” — took aim at Airbnb rentals, government regulations and high costs. The full selection of the responses is printed here.Given that most people rec
40-year Fryeburg airport lease passes easily
FRYEBURG, Maine — While voters showed up in force to the annual Fryeburg town meeting last Thursday and approved all articles on the warrant, most of the discussion was confined to a controversial 40-year lease for a jet hangar at Eastern Slope Regional Airport and the proposed purchase of the C.A.
Man charged in police chase has history of arrests, documents show
Joseph Costello, 26, is accused of driving a truck erratically on I-93. Police said Costello stole a Toyota Tundra from a Laconia car dealership, and the truck was spotted near Exit 16 in Concord.
Immigration Checkpoint On Major New Hampshire Highway
WOODSTOCK, NH — Federal authorities on Friday conducted an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 93 in Woodstock in Northern New Hampshire — the second such checkpoint in the state this year. The checkpoint was conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and extended to Saturday and Sunday. A Twi
2 former city cops accused of rape in lawsuit
MANCHESTER, NH– Two Manchesterpolice officers firedearlier this year have been named in a lawsuit filed with the city, accusing them of rape.
This week in odd news: Beaver-flavored bourbon, 180-pound dog stuck on roof
A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver's castor sacs.
Saco Covered Bridge to close Wednesday for maintenance
CONWAY — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will be closing the Saco River Covered Bridge in Conway next Wednesday for interior bridge washing and maintenance.The bridge will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m.-noon on June 20. Signs on East Side Road will alert motorists to the temporar
New Hampshire-made whiskey flavored with a beaver’s rear end
Using secretions from the rear end of a beaver to make food taste better and perfume smell better is no longer an industry secret, now that Tamworth Distillery has trumpeted a new line of bourbon flavored with the product, which is known as castoreum.
Smoke from Standish house fire seen for miles
STANDISH, Maine —Firefighters from several communities battled a fire at a home on Whites Bridge Road near the Windham line on Saturday night.The fire began around 7:30 p.m.AdvertisementSmoke from the fire could be seen for miles.Firefighters have not said if anyone was hurt or what caused the fire.
Unprepared hikers rescued in White Mountains
Authorities say the pair were dressed in shorts and t-shirts, and were unprepared to stay overnight. Among other items, they failed to bring a map, compass, extra clothing or enough food or water.
Balloon cell tower test flight reset for Sunday
CONWAY — Due to wind conditions, a Verizon Wireless visual balloon test originally scheduled for today will be held Sunday between 8 a.m.-noon at 122 U.S. Route 302 in Glen, say Bartlett Planning Board Chair Philip Franklin and recording secretary Barbara Bush.
Wheel Fun: What is a trike town and why build one?
My 4-, almost 5-year-old grandson is at that stage where he knows how to “ride” a bicycle but doesn’t know how to “drive” it on bike paths and certainly not on roads.But where can we go where he can practice “rules of the road” and understand them, without dealing with traffic? Where’s that “safe” p
Stolen pickup truck prompts police chase
Investigators say that pickup was stolen in Laconia on Friday. State troopers tried to stop the driver in Concord, after reports that he was driving erratically on I-93. They say the driver kept going south to Hooksett, where he lost control while trying to take the exit 11 ramp.
Whither the future of Motorcycle Week?
LACONIA — With just five years to go before Laconia Motorcycle Week makes its 100th run, it's unclear how today’s smaller crowds and an aging population will translate to the future once it reaches that milestone.Young people may be in the minority at this year's 95th annual event, but the same thin
Drivers in Norway dump truck crash ID'd - Lewiston Sun Journal
NORWAY — Drivers who escaped injury in a collision Thursday afternoon on Route 118 were identified by police Friday as Deborah Howe, 72, of Waterford and Leonard Sioch. 49, of Solon.