Dental for the dead being investigatedagain

By Daymond Steer

OSSIPEE — An apparent "dental for the dead" scandal — in which Carroll County's government paid dental insurance for deceased and former employees — is being probed by state Rep. Ed Comeau (R-Brookfield).

Comeau is part of the county delegation — 15 state representatives who approve county budgets that commissioners manage.

Project Grad at Fryeburg Academy hosting comedian

Bob-Marley-on-StageBob Marley is seen performing at a recent show. (COURTESY PHOTO)RYEBURG, Maine — Fryeburg Academy's Class of 2017 Project Graduation Committee welcomes comedian Bob Marley at 7 p.m on Thursday, March 30, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center.

Marley, a Maine native, has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central and has performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn.

Reserved seat tickets for the show can be purchased online at or by calling the LHEPAC box office at (207) 935-9232. The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is located at 18 Bradley St., Fryeburg, Maine, on the campus of Fryeburg Academy.

Fryeburg Academy's Project Graduation offers the seniors a way to celebrate their high school accomplishments while having fun at a chemical-free activity. All seniors are eligible to participate, regardless of their ability to contribute financially.

For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (207) 935-2001.


Kennett tiny house takes second; Laconia wins with pro help

By Lloyd Jones

tiny-houses-manchesterCrowds line up to see the tiny houses in Manchester. Kennett's is on the left, Laconia's on the right. (DAVE WARRENDER PHOTO)CONWAY — One hundred percent student-built.

That's the claim the advanced building trades students in the Mount Washington Valley Career and Technical Center at Kennett High School can proudly make about their tiny house, which finished second in a five-school competition at the 50th N.H. State Home Show at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester over the weekend.

The same cannot be said of the winning school, Huot Career and Technical Center of Laconia, which utilized a professional architect, a landscape architect and members of the Lakes Region Home Builders Association to complete its project on time.

In fact, according to an association press release, builders were at the school minus the students.

"Blizzard or not work continues on the Lakes Region Tiny House," it said. "Ray Boelig from Ponders Hollow Custom Wood Flooring & Millwork says, 'We are so close. We are working desperately to get the final steps done.' ... The kids couldn't make it in today but our builders and associates are not wasting time and continue the work even with this snowstorm."

The homes were judged by Gov. Chris Sununu and Sen. Maggie Hassan on Saturday.