The House voted 164-127 Wednesday to raise the boat registration fee after research showed a proposed boat decal program would probably not break even. The money raised by the registration fee increase would be dedicated to the lake restoration and prevention program that works to control exotic weeds like milfoil..
A horse in Ossipee has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis, an usual finding for our region that raises the risk level for the town of Ossipee from “remote” to “high.” The surrounding towns of Tamworth, Madison, Freedom, Effingham, Wakefield, Brookfield, Wolfeboro, Tuftonborough, and Moultonborough will increase to “moderate” risk level.
Bradley Eldridge will be arraigned in April in regard to a Christmas Eve barn fire in Porter.
White-nose disease cuts population in New England caves.
One remains hospitalized from Sunday night incident. [UPDATED: 2/16, 9 pm, WMUR-TV video report]