Water rate meeting of Abenaki customers postponed

BELMONT — A meeting of customers of Abenaki Water Company at Briarcrest Estates, Granite Ridge, Maple Ridge and the Orchards scheduled for Monday at the community center at Briarcrest Estates has been cancelled because the venue will not be available.

Don Vachon, president of the Lakemont Cooperative, said that the meeting will be rescheduled  and the date and time announced as soon as possible.The meeting will be convened to consider  the request of the Abenaki Water Company to significantly increase the  water and sewer rates it charges to its 158 customers in Belmont.

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Carly Fiorina to told campaign event in Alton on Sunday

ALTON — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be holding a "Breakfast Meet and Greet" event at the American Legion Hall, 164 Wolfeboro Highway (Route 28), in Alton, this Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, the leaders of the Carly Fiorina for President Campaign have announced.

The gathering will be an opportunity for members of the public from Alton and surrounding towns in Belknap, Carroll, Merrimack, and Strafford counties to meet Fiorina and hear what she has to say about the future of our country, organizers said.

Fiorina's stature in the presidential race has risen since her performance in the nationally televised "2nd Tier" debate held in August. As a result, Fiorina will be included in the "Top 10" nationally televised debate scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept 16.

RSVPs to email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. would be helpful, but are not required, say organizers. More information can be obtained by calling 603-364-9780.

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Capone named Holderness town administrator

HOLDERNESS — The town administrator in Bristol has been named the next town administrator of this community, Holderness officials have announced.

Michael Capone has accepted the position, according to a statement the town released yesterday. Capone will be leaving his position in Bristol sometime in the  fall. He has held the Bristol post for the past five years.

The Holderness Select Board said it is excited about Capone's appointment is certain he will continue the good work that was carried out by the former Administrator Walter Johnson for the past decade. Johnson recently left to become town administrator in Moultonborough.

"Michael Capone is a great fit for Holderness and will serve the Town well in his capacity as Town Administrator," said Chair of Select Board Shelagh Connelly. "He is capable and well respected, and looks forward to this next chapter in his municipal career."

Prior to working in the public sector Capone ran his own business and served on his local Select Board and Planning Board. All of this combined experience makes him a good choice for Holderness. Capone will begin duties for Holderness in the next 60 days.


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