The Smart Report: Labor Day 2016
September 2, 2016
This has been a good summer, with no big changes to write about.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.
Effingham Dispute with Camp Marist is Going to Court — September, 1, 2016
The Marist Brothers organization is asking the court to agree with their position that they are exempt from property taxation based on their non-profit status and charitable status. The Town of Effingham says the camp’s purposes are unduly broad, its programs are not sufficiently different from those offered by for-profit youth camps, and the volume of scholarships provided to families in need is “unremarkable.”
Former WGBH Executive Named to Alliance Board — August, 29, 2016
Roberta MacCarthy is a long-time lake resident and has been President of the Berry Bay Association since 2010.
Freedom Opposes Expanding Westward Shores — August, 3, 2016
The heads of Freedom’s Planning Board and Conservation Commission have issued joint letters to Ossipee and DES officials opposing the proposed expansion of the campground as a “significant” risk to the water quality of the lake and bays. This week’s Ossipee Planning Board meeting to consider the town-commissioned independent engineering report on the expansion plan has been postponed for two weeks.
Westward Shores Expansion Talks Continued to August — July, 23, 2016
Planning Board wants time to absorb the outside engineering report, which contains 46 numbered points of concern, including the fact that the expansion is on the floodplain. Several lake residents express concerns about flooding and evacuation plans. Planning Board member Rick St. Jean accuses them and conservation groups of “fear-mongering.”