Finance director leaving county post for school job in Southern New Hampshire

LACONIA  — Belknap County Finance Director Glenn Waring has resigned the post he has held with the county for the last four years to become business administrator for the Mascenic School District, SAU 87, which encompasses the southwestern New Hampshire communities of Greenville and New Ipswich.

Waring's last day on the job will be Friday and he will start his new job on Monday, March 16.

''I've very much enjoyed working for the county and it was a difficult decision to make to leave here,'' said Waring.

Forrester & Senate president hosting business roundtable in Meredith on Friday morning

MEREDITH — More than a dozen area business owners are slated to discuss ways to improve business in the state at a roundtable forum scheduled for this Friday morning at Church Landing in.

The roundtable discussion will be co-hosted by state Sen. Jeanie Forrester, and Rusty McLear, president of Hampshire Hospitality Holdings, and is sponsored by White Mountain Attractions.

The event is due to get under way at 7:30 a.m.

Senate President Chuck Morse and other Senate Republicans, including Sen. Jerry Little, will also participate in the program.

Businesses scheduled to be represented include Laconia Harley-Davidson, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Common Man restaurants, Hay Creek Hotels, Duprey Co., Steele Hill Resorts, Mount Washington resort, Hampshire Hospitality Holdings, Sippican Partners LLC, and Squam River Landing.


No contested races on ballot in Center Harbor

CENTER HARBOR — Richard Drenkah won a three-year term as selectman with 109 votes in Tuesday voting.

He was unopposed, as was Mary Richardson, who was elected as tax collector for a one-year term with 117 votes.

Kevin Desmond was elected library trustee for three years with 113 votes and Diane Drenkah was elected as trustee of trust funds for three years with 103 votes. Both were unopposed.


Just 2 votes separate candidates in Tilton

TILTON — Pat Consentino, the chairman of the Board of Selectmen, topped the poll on Tuesday with 187 votes to keep the seat she has held since 2009.

Peter Foggl, chairman of the Sewer Commission, edged Wayne Brock, chairman of the Budget Committee, two votes — 126 to 124 — to win the second open seat.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector Cindy Reinartz said yesterday that Brock has requested a recount, which will be held on Friday, March 13.

Incumbents Eric Pyra and Juliet Harvey were re-elected to the Budget Committee without opposition.