North Sandwich, NH

Bear activity closes another New Hampshire campground

CAMPTON, N.H. - Another campground in New Hampshire's White Mountains is being shut down because of bears."Due to an increase in bear activity, and for public safety, the USDA Forest Service has issued a closure order for Hancock Campground located on the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln, NH," the Forest Service said in a statement.The campground closure will last from Thursday through at least August 25.Recently, the Forest Service warned of "high bear activity" at Hancock and Big Rock campgrounds, saying at least one bear received a food reward and then ripped apart a tent.Last month, a bear "showing no fear of humans" closed the Fourth Iron Campground for a few weeks.Wildlife officials report that bears have been "extraordinarily active" in the region this summer. One factor may the lack of rain - forcing bears to move around because their typical food sources are not as plentiful.   Campers are urged to store food and garbage properly, or risk receiving a citation. 
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Investigators conducting new search for physical evidence in Northfield triple-homicide case

CONCORD, N.H. — A new search is being conducted Wednesday in connection with the killings of a mother and her two young children in Northfield. The search in the area of Interstate 93 between Exits 17 and 20 in Concord, Canterbury and Tilton is for physical evidence in connection with the investigation into the shooting deaths of Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her two sons, Benjamin Sweeney, 4, and Mason Sweeney, 1.
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Police searching I-93 for evidence in deaths of mother, 2 young sons

CONCORD, N.H. - State and local police investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and her two young sons are searching a large area of Route 93 in New Hampshire for evidence.Twenty-five-year-old Kassandra Sweeney, her 4-year-old son Benjamin and 1-year-old son Mason were found dead in their home on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield exactly one week ago on August 3.Autopsies showed each died from a single gunshot wound and the medical examiner ruled all three deaths as homicides.There have been no arrests, but Attorney General John Formella said investigators have identified everyone involved in the shooting deaths and there's no threat to...

Check out Weirs Beach for nostalgic family fun!

Weirs Beach is located on scenic Lake Winnipesaukee and is a beautiful family friendly destination. From the historic Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad to sunset cruises on the shit Mt Washington to dining, arcades, shopping and so much more! Public beaches, plenty of parking, Weirs beach is a beautiful destination with a lot of value for the young and less young. We had a blast exploring this historic spot!

Actor, singer and TV host John Davidson's summer job in N.H.

Actor, singer and TV host John Davidson performs his one-man show at his venue Club Sandwich in Sandwich, New Hampshire. Editor’s note: we highly recommend listening to this story. In Sandwich, New Hampshire there’s a place that offers a little slice of Broadway, Hollywood and maybe a bit of...

Northfield, NH Murders: What We Know About the Investigation

New Hampshire authorities have released few details as they continue to investigate the deaths of a mother and two children found shot to death in a Northfield home last week. Police responding to a 911 call found the bodies of 25-year-old Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons, 4-year-old Benjamin Sweeney and 1-year-old Mason Sweeney.

Music and art come together in Meredith

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program's Meredith Sculpture Walk will offer a Music and Art in the village community event on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Main Street and in the Mill Falls Marketplace. Music by local musicians will be offered near the sculptures.

Trillium Farm to Table: Where fresh is best

LACONIA — Hannah Rush knows food. She understands the importance of serving fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats. On any given day, she creates dishes centered around the fresh produce from area farms, served at Trillium Farm to Table on Canal Street downtown Laconia to appreciative customers. Rush owns the restaurant and is the driving force behind the notion that farm grown, fresh foods are best.

Parsonsfield Camp Looking for Iraq War Veteran Who Did Backflips off Water Trampoline

We don't know who you are, but the kids loved you!. Ryan Wilensky is the Camp Director of West End House Camp, on Long Pond in Parsonsfield. The boys camp has been part of the Parsonsfield community for 115 years. They care for kids from all backgrounds, all religions, and all financial means, from many states including Maine (20% of their campers are from Maine). Many of the counselors are former West End House campers!

Council weighs water supply, pet goat requests

LACONIA — The city council fielded two requests for relief from residents at its Aug. 8 meeting. The first was a request from the Windemere Ridge Homeowners Association, whose private well supply is insufficient for their growing neighborhood, to be included in the city’s water system.

Altrusa offers chances to win with September Calendar Fundraiser

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia will be hosting a calendar raffle fundraiser Sept. 1-30. It will be called “Remembering the Taste of the Lakes Region,” in honor of the organization’s long-standing annual community event. Calendars will be sold online for $15 and offer participants multiple chances...

Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative fosters talent, community

LACONIA — That didn’t take long. Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, just two years old, and with only a year of performances on the newly-renovated Colonial Theatre stage, has already developed a dedicated troupe of actors. Case in point: of the 36 cast members, ranging in age from 5 to...

Gunstock: A reopening and a reckoning

Members of the public call for Peter Ness and David Strang to resign from the Gunstock Area Commission during a July commission meeting while the resort was temporarily shuttered. (Amanda Gokee | New Hampshire Bulletin)