February 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver loses license after cruiser crash

LACONIA – A Campton man who crashed his car into a stopped police cruiser in Dec. 2013, seriously injuring the New Hampshire State Trooper who was inside, pleaded guilty to reduced charges on Thursday. More...

Few turn out for I-Lakes budget hearing

Current proposed budget is more than $23 million

MEREDITH- While voters will eventually vote on a budget that, as it stands, is worth more than $23 million, turnout was sparse for the first Inter-Lakes School District budget session on Wednesday night. More...

Laconia school administrator announced as finalist for Gilford superintendent post

GILFORD — Among the remaining candidates for the Gilford Superintendent of Schools position is the assistant superintendent of the Laconia School District. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ericka Hyslop-Ames

ALTON — Ericka passed away peacefully on Feb. 2, 2016 at her Dad's home surrounded by her family and close friends. More...

Local  Free Access 

Hospice initiative honors veterans

LACONIA — The veterans of this country's wars deserve recognition and Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice is giving them that in the form of end-of-life care and certificates of appreciation. More...

Domestic violence arrest lands probationer in prison

LACONIA – A Lakes Region man who receiving a suspended sentence for heroin possession, will serve 1 to 3 years in prison, for failing to remain arrest free.Paul Edward Mullaney, 29, who previously lived in Belmont and Meredith, appeared in Belknap Co More...

State seeks nominations for 2016 Senior Volunteer Awards

CONCORD — The  New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has  announced that the nomination process for the 2016 Joseph D. Vaughan Awards has begun. More...

Opinion  Free Access 

Introductions and a few more thoughts

It's an exciting time to be a staff member for this newspaper with a few changes ahead and dynamic new features in the works that I'm confident you're going to enjoy soon in The Citizen. More...

Welcome to Home Country

Why are winter mornings so heartbreakingly special? They’re sure cold, at least around here.And with the snow you’d think they’d be white, too. More...

Which candidate has an actual plan to improve lives?

Editor, Citizen In these days of loud, angry, headline-grabbing candidates for President, we need a voice of reason, especially on the economy. More...

Nation  Free Access 

40,000 protest pension reform as general strike grips Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Sporadic clashes broke out in central Athens Thursday as tens of thousands marched to the Greek Parliament during a general strike called to protest planned pension reforms that are part of the country's third international bail More...

Navy ship eyed for Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The new operator of a ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia is having such a hard time finding a vessel that ferry advocates are asking the U.S. More...

Winter thaw triggers sap run in maple country

WEST TOPSHAM, Vt. (AP) — A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees. More...

Busted in Belknap

Feb. 5, 2016

Arrest and booking photos are provided to the newspaper by law enforcement agencies. More...

CIE program shifts focus

Huot Technical Center transitions from early education to teaching preparation

LACONIA -- Those who pursue educational careers are steadfastly consistent, possess a strong desire to inspire others to a lifetime of learning and many are getting their start right here in the Lakes Region. More...

New Woodshed to open in May

MOULTONBOROUGH- When the Woodshed restaurant burned down in a tragic Thanksgiving night fire in 2013 it sent a shockwave through the community. More...

Holy Trinity students do-si-do at barn dance

Event part of National Catholic Schools Week in Laconia

LACONIA — Elementary school is supposed to be about learning from new experiences and exploring new horizons and that's exactly what students at Holy Trinity Catholic School were doing while participating in a traditional New England Barn Dance on Th More...

Sports  Free Access 

Chance of a lifetime

Former PRHS athlete invited to field hockey tourney in Australia

When Kenady Kelly received the email, her heart dropped.As a junior at Franklin Pierce University who grew up in the small town of Plymouth, the idea that her talents on the field hockey turf could take her somewhere over 10,000 miles away was a thou More...

Irwin to run Boston for YMCA team

LACONIA —  As an employee of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Kara Irwin lives and breathes the mission of the Y. More...

Ryan Spooner leads Bruins past Sabres 3-2 in shootout

BUFFALO, N.Y. More...

Police Logs  Free Access 

DWI License Revocations

CONCORD – The Director of Motor Vehicles released the following list of Driving While Intoxicated license revocations, noting that the actual date of license loss may have preceded the release of the information. More...

Entertainment  Free Access 

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Darren Criss, 29; Michael Sheen, 47; Jennifer Jason Leigh, 54; Barbara Hershey, 68.     More...

Bridge

For game bidding, we love majors

David Brin, a scientist and award-winning author of science fiction, said, "There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. More...

Hints from Heloise

 A Charge to Keep -- With You!       Dear Heloise: Reading about travelers with ELECTRONIC CHARGERS, I wanted to add one note: Always carry your chargers with you! More...

Region  Free Access 

Taylor Community Hires New Administrator

Laconia, NH – Susan Denopoulos has been hired as Taylor Community’s new administrator. She will oversee all of health services including Assisted Living, Nursing and Opechee Harbor Memory Care.  More...

Navy ship eyed for Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The new operator of a ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia is having such a hard time finding a vessel that ferry advocates are asking the U.S. More...

Winter thaw triggers sap run in maple country

WEST TOPSHAM, Vt. (AP) — A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees. More...

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