Discovered three times last year on Ossipee Lake, cyanobacteria are on the rise around the state due to warming temperatures and increased phosphorus from runoff. It can be benign or it can be toxic, and it’s something every lake property owner should understand, as we found out at last weekend’s Wolfeboro Water Summit.
This year’s ice-out was at 7 p.m. last night, April 26. This the second year I have established the date after Ossipee’s Parks and Recreation Department discontinued the long-standing practice. Winter is over. Black fly season is in the wings.
Despite continued funding uncertainties, five potential bidding contractors attended a DES-hosted meeting at the site to assess the project. Bids are due on May 3rd.
Famously secretive, rails are usually heard rather than seen. But this is the time of year when you might spot one, and the best place to try is just a few miles from the lake.
Among the many newspaper men and women we’ve met in our 16 years, Tom Beeler held a special place for us.