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Leadership change in Bow school district after 17 years
08-30-2023 4:16 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

With an umbrella in hand, Marcy Kelley welcomed students as parents dropped their children off in the parking lot of Bow Elementary School.After the first bell rang, she walked the halls of the building greeting staff and checked in on classrooms to...

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Outage update: Power back on in Webster; Hopkinton, Henniker and Weare expected to be fully restored Tuesday night
03-26-2024 11:38 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Power was expected to be restored by Tuesday evening to the remaining customers in the Concord area who had remained in the dark for nearly three days following a Saturday snow and ice storm.Dozens of broken utility poles led to delays in restoring...


Conservative spending ensures smooth Dunbarton town meeting
03-13-2024 9:12 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Keeping costs at a bare minimum was the general theme at Dunbarton’s town meeting.“Kudos to the various department heads and the select board for working diligently to keep an eye on the budget with level services with minimum increases,” said Michael...


Dunbarton schools keep adding students, which comes with a cost
03-09-2024 7:25 PM

By JONATHAN VAN FLEET

Unlike other school districts around the state that are losing enrollment, Dunbarton is adding students.“This is a growing community and in many ways, a sought-after community,” Superintendent Marcy Kelley said at Saturday’s school district annual...


Dunbarton to use fund reserves to keep tax increase minimal
03-08-2024 1:40 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The tax impact of this year’s operating budget in Dunbarton will be minimal thanks to the fund balance surplus that will offset the costs.The proposed operating budget for the town is $3.31 million, up slightly over the previous year’s $3.28 million....


Three article school district meeting in Dunbarton
03-08-2024 8:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

If you’re expecting your town meeting to drag on for hours this year, consider the situation in Dunbarton, where the school warrant only has just two articles to decide.The proposed operating budget for the school district is $10.22 million, up 6.48%...


Video: Historic Stark Mansion catches fire in Dunbarton, most of structure saved
02-15-2024 8:29 PM

By JONATHAN VAN FLEET

The historic Stark Mansion that was once owned by Caleb Stark, the son of Revolutionary War General John Stark, caught fire in Dunbarton Thursday night.Fire crews from around the area responded to the home on Mansion Road around 6:30 p.m. and shuttled...


Dunbarton’s budget increase offset by surplus funds
02-09-2024 12:34 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

For Dunbarton residents, the town has achieved a minimal 1.15% increase in its operating budget by utilizing surplus fund balances to support a portion of operational costs, effectively easing the burden on taxpayers.Selectman David Nault credits the...


Page’s Corner intersection in Dunbarton may see upgrade
11-12-2023 4:48 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Officials from both Dunbarton and the state are pushing for safety improvements at Page’s Corner intersection, but it could be almost a decade before construction gets started.The project, which could include a roundabout, has been incorporated into...


NH Home Energy Expo on Saturday to focus on solar power
10-12-2023 5:12 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

As rising energy costs and environmental concerns continue to gain attention, energy committees in many towns are pushing for residents to shift towards renewable technology and eco-friendly homes.The NH Home Energy Expo, an annual event typically...


Roof repair at Dunbarton’s town office building
07-27-2023 6:25 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Dunbarton’s Town Office is undergoing a much-needed roof restoration as workers started peeling the old shingles off the roof this week. While the multi-day restoration project is underway, the town office was closed on Wednesday and Thursday,...


Community listening session in Bow and Dunbarton school district falls short of expectations
05-16-2023 6:05 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Eleana Colby, a newly elected Bow select board member and parent of five children, left a community listening session on possible changes to the state’s minimum standards for education last week feeling disappointed as it fell short of expectations.“I...


Another power line proposed to carry electricity from Quebec through New Hampshire
05-04-2023 3:48 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Five years after Northern Pass was rejected by the state, another proposal is on the books to bring Quebec hydropower through New Hampshire but this time along a different route – passing through Dunbarton instead of Concord – with different owners...


Opinion: A focus on first responder mental health
04-20-2023 6:00 AM

By CHRISTOPHER REMILLARD and ANNA COURIE

Christopher T. Remillard is the chief of police for Dunbarton. Dr. Anna Courie is the director of responder wellness for the FirstNet Program at AT&T. Very few people truly understand what it takes to save another person’s life. In an emergency, most...


New committee in Bow to address cell coverage issues
04-10-2023 10:39 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In response to the town’s poor cellular coverage, the Bow selectboard has established a committee to develop a wireless communication plan. This comes after a warrant article that aimed to set up a committee to design a cell tower coordination plan...


Big solar array in Dunbarton helps New American farmers
03-25-2023 6:48 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

There’s something different growing at Fresh Start Farm in Dunbarton these days: A whole lot of solar panels.The ground-mounted array of 378 panels, visible to drivers on Route 13, have been placed on a section of the 53-acre farm unsuitable for...


Dunbarton: More students leads to 16% school tax spike
03-12-2023 10:57 AM

By JONATHAN VAN FLEET

Lynne Hartnett understood the predicament the Dunbarton school district was facing – new families moving to town meant more students will be headed to Bow middle and high schools at a steep cost.With good schools and town services, Dunbarton is a...


New superintendent chosen for SAU 67
03-08-2023 5:01 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Following a community meet and greet event earlier this week, Marcy Kelley was selected as the new superintendent for schools in Bow and Dunbarton. Kelley, who is currently the director of student services for the Bow and Dunbarton school districts,...


Dunbarton School district proposes to increase budget by 8.4%
02-02-2023 5:05 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Dunbarton residents will be asked to vote on the school’s proposed budget, which is an 8.4% increase over the previous year, at the annual meeting in March.The proposed operating budget presented at the public hearing on Wednesday is $9.6 million, up...


Dunbarton to discuss 8.2% proposed school budget increase
01-31-2023 2:21 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The Dunbarton School District will hold a public hearing on next year’s proposed school budget on Wednesday, allowing the public to weigh in on spending plans s before the annual meeting in March.The proposed operating budget for the school district...


Rising waters close Clough State Park, Hopkinton-Everett trail system
07-13-2021 5:23 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Clough State Park, off-road trails in the Hopkinton-Everett System and the beach at Elm Brook Park have been temporarily closed by rising waters which are being held back by the Hopkinton and Everett dams to prevent downstream flooding.A week of heavy...

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