Blog :: 04-2008

Winnipesaukee Speed Limit debate in Concord

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I am sure the debate was heated. The thing that is great about Lake Winnipesaukee is the fact that it is the "Big Lake". It is where people come to have fun. There are rules in place to keep people safe. There are also many other lakes in the Lakes Region that would be great for water skiing, Kayaking, etc. Winnipesaukee is great for boating.

By GEOFF CUNNINGHAM Jr. Article Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 CONCORD -- The battle over a bill proposing a speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee continued on Monday with everyone from island-dwelling barge operators to weekend speed boat enthusiasts weighing in on an issue that has lake users divided.

Approximately 200 people -- many from the Lakes Region -- gathered in Representative's Hall at the Statehouse for a Senate Transportation Committee hearing on House Bill 847.

The bill is proposing a 45 mph daytime and 25 mph nighttime speed limit on the Big Lake.

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Quick update on the CSPA

Dear Prospective NHSA Members,


SB-352 Changes to the CSPA:


The NH House RR&D committee will meet in executive session tomorrow, Tuesday 4/22/08 at 1:00 to discuss the proposed changes to SB-352 and the potential for changing the effective date of the CSPA.  This meeting is open to the public, but it is not a hearing so no public input is expected.  Click here to review the latest copy of the amendment.


There appears to be little support in the House to modify the effective date until Oct. 1st, and there doesn't seem to be overwhelming support for July 1st.  NH DES has not taken a formal position and there is much confusion and discussion regarding the date issue.


There have been a lot of compromises to date and the NHSA has taken a middle-of-the-road position under our "balanced resource management" philosophy.  As this may be the last opportunity for you to comment and provide your thoughts on these issues, please consider sending an e-mail to voice your individual concerns and opinions on these matters.  As always, please specify that you are a shorefront property owner.


Click here to link to House RR&D Committee Members and mailing addresses.


We are always looking for new members.  Please, discuss these issues with your neighbors and let's work towards getting all shorefront owners involved.  JOIN TODAY!


Thank You,


Board of Directors

NH Shorefront Association

Lake Winnipesaukee Speed Limit Update

Hot button topic, the Lake Winnipesaukee Speed Limit is being debated today.

Boating speed limit debate continues Monday


Article Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008 A bill proposing a boating speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee will be heard before the Senate Transportation and Interstate Cooperation Committee on Monday in what is expected to be another round of heated debate.

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Say it isn't so, no more whoppers by water

The only, well who knows, Burger King that you can get to by boat is closed. Gone are the days of eating Bacon Double Whopper in your bathing suit!

Burger King to close Sunday


Article Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008 A Burger King that is believed to be one of the only in the country offering dockside access will be closing on Sunday, though the longtime owner said he is still looking at alternate locations for the business.

After 30 years at its lakeside location on Paugus Bay, the Burger King at 1218 Union Ave. will "unfortunately be no more" as of tomorrow, said owner Larry Kohler of Mass.-based Mastoran Corporation.

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Vote Delayed (again) for CSPA

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The Lakes Region and Lake Winnipesaukee community anxiously await a decision on what exactly will happen with the new Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act.

Shoreland Act vote won't occur today

By GEOFF CUNNINGHAM Jr. Article Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 A Senate-supported amendment proposing to delay the enactment of a stricter version of the state's shoreland protection laws will not be voted upon in the full House of Representatives today as previously thought.

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CSPA update 4-11-08

Dear Prospective NHSA Members,

SB-352 Changes to the CSPA:

A number of stakeholders met with the Department in a session chaired by House Resources, Recreation and Development vice-chair Rep. Don Brueggemann to discuss tentative amendment language to SB 352 (our thanks to Rep. Brueggemann for coordinating this meeting).  Click here to read the compromise language.  This modifies the definition of "disturbed area" and adjusts the 50% area issue on smaller lots to 25%.  This also clarifies the "impervious" area and the stormwater requirements for run-off design.

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New Hampshire is the place to be

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I grew up in Wolfeboro and had to move away to realize how great an area the Lakes Region is. Come experience it for yourselves.

NH named 'Most Livable State'

By TOM FAHEY State House Bureau Chief

One week after being named the safest state in the country, New Hampshire was named yesterday as the "Most Livable State." In its annual ranking, CQ Press put the state at the top of its annual rankings for the fifth straight year.

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