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Out & About: Thin ice puts future of Upper Valley skating trails in jeopardy
04-13-2024 10:29 AM


ENFIELD — The Mascoma Lake Skating Association was founded in 2020 with high hopes.“We wanted to bring about something that people could enjoy, especially during COVID times and get outside,” said Bridget Labrie, a member of the nonprofit...

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Enfield OKs plan for Johnston Drive recreation area
03-21-2024 7:42 PM


ENFIELD — The Selectboard voiced its approval this week for a plan to use about an acre of town-owned land on Lake Mascoma at the end of Johnston Drive for a recreation area.The plan, which was proposed by the Johnston Property Use Committee, also...

Upper Valley voters go different ways on short-term rentals
03-18-2024 6:30 PM


ENFIELD — Upper Valley voters were divided on short-term rental ordinances during New Hampshire Town Meeting voting.During floor meetings Saturday, Enfield and Haverhill residents turned back short-term rental ordinances.Haverhill residents “postponed...

Enfield keeps floor meeting, approves budget increase
03-17-2024 7:51 PM


ENFIELD — For the second time in three years, residents narrowly defeated an effort to switch from a traditional floor meeting to ballot voting.The vote — which needed to be approved by 60%, or three-fifths, of voters present — failed by 13 votes,...

Abutters oppose scale of proposed 300-unit Enfield housing project
03-14-2024 7:30 PM


ENFIELD — Residents are pushing back against a proposal for roughly 300 units of housing off Route 4 and Maple Street.Representatives for the developers came before the town’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday night to ask for two variances for the...

Enfield elects two to Selectboard; floor meeting set for Saturday
03-13-2024 9:01 AM

ENFIELD — In ballot voting on Tuesday, Alice Kennedy and Katherine “Kate” Plumley Stewart won three-year terms on the Selectboard, beating out Michael Diehn, who also ran.Kennedy earned 265 votes, Plumley Stewart, 263, and Diehn, 223.Town Meeting will...

Town Meeting preview: Enfield citizens group seeks to curb capital spending
03-07-2024 9:31 PM


ENFIELD — A group of residents has proposed four Town Meeting warrant articles they say will help rein in town spending and put more control in the hands of taxpayers.Three of the articles give voters more control over the use of capital funds and...

Town Meeting preview: Enfield
03-03-2024 11:47 AM

Article of note: One article asks whether voters support a short-term rental ordinance intended to regulate the use of such rentals in town and to provide oversight. Another article asks whether voters will allow the Selectboard to appoint a town...

Annual meeting preview: Mascoma Valley Regional School District
03-03-2024 11:15 AM

Contested races: There are no contested races.Budgets and spending articles: The proposed operating budget is $32.06 million. That’s up from the proposed budget of $30.5 million of last year.When, where and how to vote: Ballot voting is scheduled to...

Three Upper Valley towns consider switch from traditional Town Meeting format
02-28-2024 1:04 PM


ENFIELD — At town meetings next month, residents in three Upper Valley towns will consider dropping traditional floor meetings in favor of all-day ballot voting.For the second time in two years, Enfield voters will consider moving away from...

Enfield to hold hearing on SB 2 voting proposal
02-15-2024 6:14 PM

ENFIELD — Residents will have an opportunity to discuss a proposed switch from traditional Town Meeting to SB 2 style of voting during a public hearing 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Works Facility.The petitioned warrant article, which was proposed by...

Mascoma school district budget up just over 3%
01-31-2024 9:15 PM


WEST CANAAN — Voters will have a chance to weigh in on the Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s proposed $32 million operating budget during a deliberative session this Saturday.The proposed 2024-2025 budget is around 3.2% higher than the current...

Inspection of wiring leads to cancellation of annual holiday light display
11-15-2023 4:02 PM


ENFIELD — The annual Christmas display will not light up the hillside at La Salette Shrine in Enfield this holiday season.The Enfield Shaker Museum made the decision after a town inspection at the property earlier this fall, said Carolyn Smith,...

High-speed internet headed to community hubs in Grafton County
11-10-2023 3:36 AM


An infusion of federal funding is poised to help bring fiber optic internet to two dozen Grafton County towns, including in the Upper Valley.Nearly $12 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will be combined with...

10-08-2023 1:55 AM


ENFIELD — The wrought iron gates of the La Salette Cemetery are normally closed. But they were open one day last month, allowing a small group into an open area this is set apart by stone walls and lined with tall trees that filter in the mid-morning...

Petals and paws
09-19-2023 8:24 PM

New Enfield bingo hall gets OK to move forward
09-14-2023 8:57 PM


ENFIELD — The Planning Board gave its unanimous approval for a new bingo hall on Route 4.The approval for Pellerin’s Bingo comes with a condition regarding approval of the business’ wastewater treatment plan. Longtime Enfield resident and bingo caller...

Regional planning commission to offer composting workshops
09-14-2023 3:44 PM

ENFIELD — The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission is set to host a series of at-home composting workshops this fall.The workshops will discuss “best practices” for composters, and what food materials can and can’t be composted.The...

Bus issues mean long rides for some Mascoma students 
09-12-2023 4:41 PM


WEST CANAAN — Parents with concerns about Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s bus routes will have a chance to share them at Tuesday’s School Board meeting.While there have been difficulties with bus routes in the five-town district in past...

Enfield officials consider registry for short-term rental properties
09-03-2023 4:51 AM


ENFIELD — Enfield leaders are asking for the public’s input on a proposal for a short-term rental ordinance.The Selectboard will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Public Works Facility at 74 Lockehaven Road. It can also be streamed on...

Democrat Fracht wins special election for Enfield seat in NH House
08-23-2023 2:19 PM


ENFIELD — Voters elected Democrat David Fracht to the state House of Representative during a special election Tuesday.Fracht received 495 votes and Republican John P. Keane received 194 votes. Fracht replaces Democrat Joshua Adjutant, who resigned...

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