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Van Ostern talks about heroin, opioid crisis in New Hampshire

LACONIA—District 2 Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, running for the Democratic nomination for governor in a field of four other candidates, says fighting the deadly heroin and opioid crisis is the state's "most urgent priority." More...

SCS to hire teacher to address student to teacher ratio

MEREDITH- The Inter-Lakes School Board approved by a 5-1 vote, with board member Lisa Merrill abstaining, to hire an additional teacher at Sandwich Central School and have Principal Jeremy Hillger teaching a sixth grade math class. More...

Local

Gilford Library holds pie and book sale during Old Home Day

GILFORD—There was quite a bit of activity at the Gilford Public Library on Saturday morning and into the afternoon with pie and books offered for sale.The Friends of Gilford Public Library staged a pie/ice cream and used book sale under tents on the More...

State Police respond to two crashes on I-93 near Canterbury

CANTERBURY—State Police responded to two separate accidents on southbound I-93 near Canterbury on Friday, one of which injured a Gilmanton man. More...

Road work being done in Belmont and Tilton

BELMONT—Road construction projects are continuing in Belmont and Tilton this week.An intersection safety improvement construction project has been taking place along a stretch of Route 106 to Seavey Road. More...

Business

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans now available in New Hampshire

ATLANTA — The U.S. More...

Genesis Behavioral Health awarded of $300,000 in tax credits

LACONIA — Genesis Behavioral Health, the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties, was recently awarded $300,000 in tax credits from the Community Development Finance Authority. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game's popularity.

NEW YORK — Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusi More...

Dr. K

IF YOU DON'T TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT SEX, SOMEONE ELSE WILL     DEAR DOCTOR K: I'm the parent of a teenage girl. I know it's time to talk to her about sex, and I'd appreciate any advice.       More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Lauren Collins, 30; Lea Michele, 30; Carla Gugino, 45; Rebecca De Mornay, 57. More...

Nation

Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

BEIRUT — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebe More...

Gilford Old Home Day parade, events draw many

GILFORD—The folks in Gilford really know how to throw a parade.Thousands of people turned out on Saturday morning for the annual Old Home Day parade and other events which took place throughout the village center throughout the day. More...

Motorcyclists turn out for Roger's Ride

LACONIA—About 75 motorcyclists turned out for Roger's Ride, a fundraising event for the Laconia Kiwanis Club, which provides money to dozens of children's charities in the area. Kiwanis Club President John Walker said his group hoped to raise $7 More...

Residents enjoy pie-eating contest during Gilford Old Home Day

GILFORD—You can have your pie and eat it too.  In fact, with lots of whipped cream on top.About 30 children and adults participated in a pie-eating contest on Saturday afternoon at the village field, one of many Gilford Old Home Day activities. More...

Sports

Hall comes calling

LHS to induct six standouts to athletic HOF

LACONIA — There will be six new members of the Laconia High School Athletic Hall of Fame. More...

High School roundup: Solid showing for MA, PRHS runners

GORHAM — The Moultonbourough Academy and Plymouth Region cross country teams traveled north on Saturday, and held their own against a strong field in the annual Paul Letarte Invitational held on the Great Glen Trails.The event, run on the hilly and c More...

Mondesi's triple keys big inning, Royals beat Red Sox 10-4

BOSTON — The Kansas City Royals keep finding different sources for timely hits during a red-hot August.Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting the surging Royals to a 10- More...

Police Logs

Merrimack County Indictments

CONCORD – A Merrimack County grand jury returned 96 felony indictments, 28 misdemeanor charges and one violation-level charge against 48 defendants when it met on Aug. 17. More...

Opinion

I support Wright for sheriff

Editor, Citizen As a Gilford resident and taxpayer, I find myself compelled to share with your readers, why I support William Wright for Sheriff of Belknap County. More...

Thanks to Judy Krahulec

Editor, Citizen Thank you, thank you, thank you Judy Krahulec.  More...

Stricter chemical regulations could benefit industry

Most people probably don’t check the labels of chemical products they use, or go online to do research about how dangerous certain chemicals are. More...

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