Ten Effingham youths will be chosen in a lottery to attend the Leavitt Bay camp this year at no cost. The lottery revives a decades-long tradition that was interrupted by now-resolved tax status litigation with the town.
On a vote of 229 to 89, voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal that would have eliminated the ordinance that has been in place since 2000. In Freedom, voters approved a zoning ordinance addition permitting solar energy systems in all town districts, subject to certain requirements reflecting “the wishes of the community to retain Freedom’s rural character.”
Snow geese commonly move through New Hampshire from March on, while we still have snow on the ground. They will be breeding in their Canadian Arctic tundra soon after completing this seasonal journey through our area, and you might see them anywhere from Winnipesauke to Walpole to Concord.
The bill, HB625-FN, would require out of state boaters to purchase a $20 annual decal to help fund the state’s Lakes Restoration and Preservation Fund. It is co-sponsored by State Representative Suzanne Smith of Grafton and the advocacy group NH Lakes.
A petition signed by 37 town residents seeks to “promote the ‘live free or die culture’ and possibly spur economic development” by dumping zoning, which has been in place since 2000. The town’s Planning Board and most members of the public attending a January 17 hearing on the petition think otherwise.