April 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee to oversee creation of new Laconia flag

LACONIA — City councilors approved the formation of a committee to oversee the creation of a new Laconia flag.  More...

Tree City USA honors Laconia on Arbor Day

LACONIA — Someday the katsura tree planted at Sanborn Park in Laconia will grow to a height of 40 feet tall and provide lots of shade for kids playing there. More...

Features

London's finest: Fun facts to know about the city's Big Ben

LONDON (AP) — As London's famous clock tower gets a face-lift, here are a few facts surrounding the chimes of Big Ben.WHAT'S IN A NAME? More...

On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace

EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal (AP) — We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness are forgotten More...

Super Lice: What Parents Need to Know

(BPT) - By now you have likely seen the alarming headlines reporting an outbreak of "super lice". More...

Police Logs

Merrimack County Indictments

CONCORD – A Merrimack County grand jury returned the following indictments and misdemeanor charges when it met on April 21. More...

History

THEN . . .

IN THE TOP PHOTO, a Mobil service station at 432 Union Avenue, George Price, proprietor, is seen in 1967. Champagne’s Grand Union Supermarket is next door (off-photo at right). More...

Dan Finn was city marshal, detective

LACONIA —  Dan Finn, 78, city marshal from 1913-1916, died, April 28, 1941, The Citizen reported, 75 years ago this week.Born in County Kerry, Ireland, he and his wife had come to Laconia, 55 years earlier.Initially, he worked as a gardener and More...

Expansion plans for ‘totally new hospital’ told to Rotary in 1966

LACONIA — Architect Bruce Arneill told the Rotary Club, April 21, 1966, that when plans were completed, Laconia would, “in essence, have a totally new hospital,” The Citizen reported, 50 years ago this week. More...

Nation

Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA (AP) — One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital spokesman said. More...

TV pundit who claimed CIA ties pleads guilty to fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he's a fraud. And he admits he's a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man. More...

Gilmanton town officials under fire

GILMANTON—The comments of a Gilmanton resident at Monday night's selectmen meeting points to strong dissatisfaction among certain members of the community regarding the running of town government. More...

Arbor Day in Belmont celebrated with completion of three projects

BELMONT—To celebrate Arbor Day on April 29, the Belmont Heritage Commission saluted three civic initiatives which will make life in town more enjoyable and attractive. More...

Franklin Senior Celebrates 100 Golden Years

FRANKLIN—When Theresa Vallee was born 100 years ago on May 1, 1916,  the world was a very different place. More...

Sports

Raiders fall short

Belmont stopped by Spartans late surge

BELMONT — It was exactly what you expected between two softball teams battling for a top spot in Division III, a back and forth clash.After three scoreless innings, the action picked up and White Mountains prevailed in the end. More...

High School roundup: PM softball snaps Gilford's streak

FRANKLIN 11, STEVENS 1FRANKLIN — Hailey Haskins and Kaylee Marsh combined for 15 strikeouts and allowed just two hits as the Golden Tornadoes pushed their win streak to six to start the season.Franklin improves to 6-0 in Division III. More...

Local racing drops green flag over weekend

LOUDON — The Loudon Road Racing Series (motorcycles) and Moat Mountain Road Course Series (legends cars) will drop the green flag on their respective race seasons this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. More...

Local

Gilmanton town officials under fire

GILMANTON—The comments of a Gilmanton resident at Monday night's selectmen meeting points to strong dissatisfaction among certain members of the community regarding the running of town government. More...

Arbor Day in Belmont celebrated with completion of three projects

BELMONT—To celebrate Arbor Day on April 29, the Belmont Heritage Commission saluted three civic initiatives which will make life in town more enjoyable and attractive. More...

Franklin Senior Celebrates 100 Golden Years

FRANKLIN—When Theresa Vallee was born 100 years ago on May 1, 1916,  the world was a very different place. More...

Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Women still need pap test just not as often

DEAR DOCTOR K: I've had a Pap test every year for 20 years, since I was about 25. It's always normal. Do I still need one every year? More...

Bridge

The play provides extra information

Margaret Mead, a cultural anthropologist who died in 1978, said, "I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world." More...

Dear Abby

Couple's difference in age causes girl's family to worry

DEAR ABBY: I'm 17 and dating this older guy. Everyone is afraid that one day I'll just disappear, but he isn't like that. I know him from when I was younger, and my dad and his dad were really close. More...

Health & Fitness

Get the Scoop on Spring Allergies

(StatePoint) Spring allergy season seems to get worse each year, and climate change may be the culprit, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. More...

How to tell if someone needs inpatient drug treatment

(BPT) - It's no secret that drug and alcohol abuse don't pair well with a happy, productive and goal-oriented lifestyle. And even if it doesn't escalate to an addiction, drug and alcohol use can still get in the way of one's goals. More...

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Poll

Favorite place to picnic in the Lakes Region?