Years ago the titmouse was deemed a southern bird, often only experienced below the Mason Dixon line. But the tufted titmouse pair visiting my feeder occasionally reminds me this small relative of the chickadee is still expanding its range in New Hampshire.
For years, Bruce Bedford documented our area on film, largely for the Carroll County Independent. He had a keen eye for rural life, and the distinctive style of an artist that informed routine news photos and photo-features alike. Now an archive of his work is being posted online.
Green Mountain Conservation Group will hold an informal public meeting on July 17 to discuss establishing a multi-town committee for residents and businesses to work jointly on protecting the Ossipee Aquifer. The proposal to create the committee comes on the heels of Ossipee’s approval of two controversial developments that critics say are a threat to the area’s primary source of drinking water.
With the crack of an auctioneer’s gavel, 28 years of gaming — and embarrassing — DES, state judges and the Office of the State Attorney General came to an end this month as big lake environmental violator Donald Lee forfeited his property. Unfortunately for the neighbors he hurt, the proceeds from the sale are hundreds of thousands of dollars short of the cost to clean up his mess.
The satirical barb comes on the heels of the Ossipee Zoning Board’s third decision to uphold the Planning Board’s approval of the controversial campground expansion, which will double capacity at the business. The case remains in court after Ossipee turns down an apparent offer to settle.