August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Plea deal pending in local drug case

LACONIA – A city woman has signaled her intent to plead guilty to drug possession charges in exchange for spending four weekends in jail, completing 96 hours of community service over a year and paying a hefty fine. More...

Laconia fire calls rise during month of July

LACONIA — Calls for emergency service from the Laconia Fire Department rose sharply in July from the same time period one year ago. More...

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Computer Chromebooks ready for Belmont students

BELMONT—The days when students did their work entirely by paper ard pencil seem to be long gone.The lap-top computer and it smaller offshoots are now the means in which many students study and get their work done. More...

Bail set for suspects accused of passing counterfeit money

LACONIA – City police arrested a couple staying at the Landmark Inn after one of them allegedly twice paid for their room using counterfeit money.Kyle B. More...

Gilford Conservation Commission announces purchase of portion of Piper Mountain

GILFORD—The Gilford Conservation Commission has announced the signing of a purchase and sale agreement to acquire land on Piper Mountain from a private seller. More...

Opinion

Current sheriff supports Moyer

Editor, Citizen Two law enforcement professionals have stepped forward to run for the office of Belknap County Sheriff, a position I have had the honor and privilege to serve in for over nine years. More...

Remembering August 1945

This month marks 71 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On Aug. 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000. More...

Staying healthy as summer winds down

Summer is nearly over, and for many in New England, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines through Aug. More...

Nation

Kidnapping trial delayed for man who killed Peterson's son

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A kidnapping trial has been delayed for the man serving life in prison without parole for killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota. More...

City Council considers improvements to Weirs

LACONIA- Director of Recreation and Facilities Kevin Dunleavy met with city council on Monday night where councilors directed him and the Weirs TIF Advisory Board to fine tune the engineering cost estimates for additional features the board has recom More...

Open houses this week welcome Laconia elementary students

LACONIA — Hundreds of elementary students in Laconia are dreading the end of summer vacation, but to help ease their transition back to the classroom, the teachers, staff and administrators are welcoming them and their families back to school for ope More...

Guilty plea likely in estate plundering case

LACONIA – A Center Harbor man charged with abusing a power of attorney to plunder investment accounts belonging to his terminally ill father, is pondering a plea offer.  More...

A gift from the heart

Woman donates handmade blankets in honor of friend

MEREDITH- They say actions speak louder than words.Mary Mackie recently donated two handmade lap blankets to Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith.The blankets were donated in honor of her long-time friend Lynne Kovacs, who passed away in April More...

Sports

Prepping for kickoff

Sachems host area programs in jamboree

LACONIA — A combination of ideal weather and a fantastic facility, the Lakes Region Football Jamboree made for a perfect night for five of the area programs to work out the kinks.Laconia High School hosted the Lakes Region Jamboree for the first time More...

The old press box: 'Wildcat to the End'

UNH director of athletics Marty Scarano has his up close and personal tales of the dated blue press box that stood sentry over Cowell Stadium for decades and became a memory-filled, if oft-maligned, symbol of the old place.   More...

34 drivers to take part in ACT test session at NHMS

Four-time Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational winner and reigning champion Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Mass., will headline a test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 24. More...

Police Logs

DWI License Revocations

LACONIA – A Center Harbor man charged with abusing a power of attorney to plunder investment accounts belonging to his terminally ill father, is pondering a plea offer.  More...

Laconia Police Log

LACONIA – City police responded to 62 calls for service and made two arrests from Monday, Aug. 22 to Tuesday, Aug. 23. More...

Grafton County Indictments

NORTH HAVERHILL – A Grafton County grand jury returned 104 felony indictments and 19 misdemeanor charges against 33 defendants when it met on Aug. 19. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Levels of lead in drinking water may be higher than we know

DEAR DOCTOR K: Like a lot of people, I was shocked by the water disaster in Flint, Michigan. I felt terrible for those people. But then I started to wonder: How safe is my drinking water? More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alex O'Loughlin, 40; Dave Chappelle, 43; Marlee Matlin, 51, Cal Ripken Jr., 56.  More...

Bridge

Another bad break to cause trouble

Emmeline Pankhurst, who was the most well-known English suffragette, said, "We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers." Yesterday, we looked at the "law" for a defender who is long in trumps: T More...

Around Town

Stan Jr. coming to Weirs Community Park

LACONIA — Back by popular demand from last year's performance, the Weirs Community Park Association is glad to bring back Stan Jr. " The Showman" for a second year in a row this Saturday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. More...

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