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.
To learn more about the state’s stone walls, DES has launched a crowdsourced initiative to map every wall in the state. Through an interactive interface known as the New Hampshire Stone Wall Mapper, interested parties can map the plethora of walls from the state’s aerial imagery platform, including information about where a given structure is located and observations about the wall’s condition.
The class action lawsuit filed by campers against the past and present owners of Westward Shores and the Town of Ossipee tops the list of 2018’s lake news stories.
Two years ago, the author hiked the overgrown grounds of West Ossipee’s abandoned Mount Whittier Ski Area and wrote about it. But why was the once-prosperous business named for Mount Whittier when it’s actually on Mount Nickerson? After some research and a follow-up hike, this year DuBois found the answer.