Former Long Sands Association president George Eisener says lake property assessments are “screwed up,” and the threat the town’s Selectmen holds over property owners who question their assessment is “a form of blackmail and ends up as a con game.” He calls on the Select Board to restore integrity to the process by treating all property owners equally.More »
NH Milfoil 2015
Lake communities like ours pay almost 90 percent of the direct costs of controlling milfoil in state-owned waters. In partnership with other New Hampshire lake organizations, we are seeking the state’s commitment to pay 50 percent of the cost of milfoil control by 2015 and establish a timeline for paying all of the cost by 2020. Look for more about NH Milfoil 2015 on this website starting in April, 2013.
Ossipee Fourth of July Fireworks in Jeopardy — May, 22, 2013
A lack of Old Home Week volunteers may mean no fireworks this year, according to the organization’s co-chair. The fireworks display annually draws residents and visitors to the lake from all points.
The Smart Report: Return of Summer — May, 1, 2013
The Ossipee River dam was almost completely closed down at 10 a.m. Monday morning. As for the reported lake level, it is 406.07 as of 4 p.m. yesterday and is increasing at a rate of 0.08’ per day. If nothing changes, the level will be up to about 406.6’ by this time next week. The “Operating Rule” for Ossipee Lake issued in the spring of 2005 calls for 406’ by May 1st and 407.25’ (summer level) by June 1st. So far, so good. [Click "Lake Water Level" on this page for real-time data].
Loons at the Library and on the Lake — April, 24, 2013
The Friends of the Freedom Public Library will host “The Common Loon: Ongoing Recovery for a New Hampshire Icon” on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. John Cooley, who is senior biologist for the Loon Preservation Committee in Moultonborough, will make the presentation. Ossipee Lake Alliance annually coordinates the lake’s loon census. Volunteer by contacting Susan Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Smart Report: We Got Here Yesterday — April, 17, 2013
When you hear it at the transfer station, it must be true: the ice is out on Ossipee Lake.