Hiker Injured Near Mount Shaw

The Union Leader reports:

TUFTONBORO — Conservation officers assisted a hiker to safety after she fell on a trail in wintry conditions, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said Sunday.

Patricia Tarpey of Gilford, her husband and their dogs were hiking with some friends near Mount Shaw when she fell and injured her right shoulder around 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Fish and Game said in a release.

Trail conditions were a mix of snow and ice when Tarpey fell and members of the hiking party called for assistance, according to the release.

Conservation officers helped Tarpey make her way back down the slick trail for about two miles until she reached her car around 5:45 p.m., Fish and Game said.

Temperatures were in the mid-30s Saturday with snow and sleet. Fish and Game said Tarpey and the other hikers were equipped for the conditions with warm-weather and climbing gear.

The Hunter family has been producing maple syrup in Tuftonboro since 1850s

Union Leader/Sunday News:

When maple sugaring season starts at Bald Peak Farm, there is no such thing as a spectator; it’s all hands on deck.

On Thursday, several generations of the Hunter family were helping out.

As Steve Hunter kept a watchful eye on the sap bubbling in the evaporator, his sister, Mary, recounted that when they were kids they got to stay home from school to help their dad if the sap was really running.

Beveridge Craft Beer Ice Fest Saturday

The fourth annual Ice Fest is taking place Saturday from 12-3PM at 19 Mile Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro. The beer festival is sponsored by Beveridge Craft Beer and Soap Co. The Wolfeboro company is owned and operated by Tuftonboro resident Lisa Beveridge.

The following breweries will be on the ice: Garrison City, 7th Settlement, Great North Aleworks, Woodstock Inn, Moat Mountain. Lonewolfe, Stoneface, Oddball, Hobbs, Rockingham, Burnt Timber Brewing Co., Henniker, North Country Cider, Backyard Brewery, 603 Brewery, Neighborhood Beer Co., Bad Lab, NBPT, Tuckerman, 14th Star Brewing, Kettlehead, Backyard, and Canterbury Aleworks.

In addition, Flurries Surfside Burger Bar will be there with their chili and ice cream, and Wicked Twisted will have soft pretzels, while Hobbs will be whipping up something tasty to go with their brews, and Tumbledown Cafe will have pulled pork sliders and other delicious goods. Third Shift Fabrication will have their amazing metal bottle openers andother creations, and don’t forget to get some beer soap made by Beveridge Soap Co.

Tickets are $35 per person if you order them online before 11AM on Saturday, or $40 at the lake, and include all the beer tastings you can handle. There’s also a $10 designated driver ticket for those who won’t be drinking. However, access is strictly legal drinking age only.

There will be a shuttle bus from Wolfeboro, leaving from Railroad Ave (by Seven Suns) at 11:15AM, and then will return for a second pickup around 11:45-12PM. The bus will then make return trips from the lake to Wolfeboro starting at 3PM.

Click to purchase tickets.

Carolyn Sundquist Mocked Route 171 Safety Concerns

Carolyn Sundquist, then the chairman of the board of selectmen, mocked my concerns about traffic safety on Route 171, an August 3, 2016, email reveals.

Selectman Bill Marcussen had suggested that the lanes on Route 171 (Maintain Road) could be narrowed. Route 171 is a state road, so the selectmen would not have had the final decision about the matter in any case. In response to Bill’s suggestion that the road be narrowed, I emailed the selectmen and asked them to convey to the state my concerns: Mountain Road is already narrow, and I’ve experienced several nearly head-on accidents there when oncoming cars crossed the yellow line on blind curves or hills.

Instead of taking my concerns seriously, Carolyn seems to have mocked them, joking in an email to the selectmen’s administrative secretary, Karen Koch, that I sounded “like a menace on the road” and that they “should see if he has a license.”

I don’t mind that Carolyn made a joke, but I know that I’m not the only one in town to have almost had an accident on Route 171.

New Resident in Town Considering Run for Selectman

Mr G. Nome is recently arrived in Tuftonboro and has taken up residence on Mountain Road by the Thompson-Moulton cemeteries. There he is:

A little closer:

Mr. Nome, or G. to his friends, says he likes Tuftonboro “because there’s nice moss.”
G. is considering a run for selectman next March, on a platform of more moss. “Moss is important,” he said.
“It feels good,” he added. “Boy, that’s a nice tree you got there.”


Rocks on Brown Road Moved; Still Blocking Access to Lower Beech Pond

This week Tuftonboro Road Agent Jim Bean moved the rocks on Brown Road that had been placed in the town’s right of way by Ted and Carol Steinman along their property. The Steinmans put the rocks in the right of way last year after getting approval from Carolyn Sundquist, who was at the time the chairman of the board of selectmen. The current board of selectmen has disavowed Carolyn’s actions, saying that she acted alone without the full approval of the board.

Here is a photograph of the access to the pond on May 18:

And here is the access on May 25: