In an interview with the Conway Daily Sun, Freedom Select Board Chair Les Babb said the development could pose a risk to the water quality of Ossipee Lake if there is a flood and a problem with the septic. That could depress property values and take away from enjoyment of the lake.More »
NH's Milfoil Problem
Ossipee Lake Alliance has been at the forefront of creating awareness that Concord does not have an equitable long-term plan to pay for the growing costs of milfoil control. We have encouraged and will continue to support various grassroots efforts to address this significant state environmental issue.
Freedom Passes the Hat to Fund Westward Shores Legal Appeal — November, 27, 2016
Freedom’s Select Board has authorized the Conservation Commission to establish a legal fund to support the town’s contention that Ossipee violated zoning laws by approving the campground’s plan to double in size from 258 sites to 519. Officials say more than $8,500 has already been committed to the fund.
Sale of Donald Lee Property Fails, but Lake Clean Up Will Proceed — November, 15, 2016
No bidders met the reserve price this month for Donald Lee’s shorefront property, which the state ordered the Sheriff to sell after the Massachusetts resident repeatedly failed to comply with a court order to pay for the environmental damage he caused to Bradford Cove. A second auction date will be set, but in the interim the Ossipee Bluffs Association will have to cover the $500,00 to $600,000 remediation cost.
Ossipee ZBA Dismisses Appeal of Westward Shores Expansion — November, 9, 2016
At its regular Tuesday night meeting, the ZBA voted that State Superior Court is the proper body to review claims that Ossipee’s Planning Board violated town zoning when it granted conditional approval for the campground to double in size. The Town of Freedom and Effingham Conservation Commission had filed the appeal.
“The Ghost of Ossipee Lake” Case Marks a Centennial — November, 3, 2016
Was it murder or an accident? Traveling salesman Frederick Small said he was out of town when his Ossipee Lake home burned to the ground in September, 1916, killing his wife, Florence. Not so, said authorities, whose prosecution of Small kept New England in suspense for months. The definitive book about the Small case has now been reissued.