May 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Moynihan to retire as DPW director

LACONIA- Public Works Director Paul Moynihan has announced that he will be retiring effective August 1 after 38 years serving the city. More...

Fox Park fire caused by juvenile

PLYMOUTH- A fire that torched an apartment and displaced 17 people at the Fox Park Apartments on May 21 was started by a juvenile, according to Deputy Fire Chief Tom Morrison. More...

Community remembers an 'icon'

Annie Forts died at the age of 49 on Thursday

MEREDITH- She was called an “inspiration,” an “icon,” a “local celebrity” and many other endearing names by members of the Meredith and Moultonborough communities. More...

Church

Haiti Corpus Christi

A Catholic nun kneels in prayer during a pause in a procession marking the feast of Corpus Christi in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, May 26, 2016. More...

Things to know about Mount Athos: 1,500 monks, no women

ATHENS, Greece — Christian Orthodox believers know Greece's heavily-forested northern peninsula of Mount Athos as the "Orchard of the Virgin Mary," but women have been strictly barred from entering it for more than a thousand years. More...

Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun

DJERBA, Tunisia — Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors.Soldiers guarded the area i More...

Features

Easy tips for a stunning summer yard

(BPT) - Summer's arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space. More...

Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park

EAST GLACIER, Mont. — Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. More...

Feel rushed at the doctor's office? How to get more 1-1 time

(BPT) - For patients and physicians alike, the current health care environment has never been more promising, but it's also frustrating. More...

History

Dr. Mary Cushman returns from Africa

LACONIA — Dr. More...

Weirs Beach neon arrow marks 50 years

LACONIA — In 1956, Sid Ames “decided that the sign that marked the entrance to Weirs Beach should have the word ‘Beach’ in it,” The Citizen reported, 10 years ago this week.  More...

LRPA to air ‘Civil War’ & ‘Laconia Initiative’

LACONIA   — Through Tuesday of next week, Lakes Region Public Access, Channel 25 of MetroCast Cablevision, will air the videotape of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society’s program of May 16, 2016, at which Warren Sommers spoke on “Civi More...

Four arrests made in Northfield brawl

NORTHFIELD -- .Police in Northfield broke up a large fight that erupted near an auto accident in the town Friday night and made four arrests. More...

Ex-deputy receives maximum sentence for coercing inmate into sex

Prosecutor: Blanchette breached public trust

LACONIA – A disgraced former Belknap County Sheriff was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday and will face lifetime registration as a sex offender after a jury convicted him of using his position of authority to coerce a female inma More...

Parties now mum in defamation suit

LACONIA – The owner of a Meredith funeral home and a neighboring property owner were scheduled to square off in court on Friday, but after conferring with the judge privately the parties declined public comment. More...

Huot Technical Center students receive certificates

LACONIA—Some 151 students from all Lakes Region high schools and who have been enrolled in the Huot Technical Center career and technical education programs for two years or more proudly received their certificates at a ceremony held Thurday night at More...

Sports Galleries

American Legion vs. Gilford Police

Laconia LL Instructional Div. 05/26/16

To view high resolution pictures of these and other images go to www.vlphoto.smugmug.com . Click on the album to view (Instructional) then click on SLIDESHOW to view. More...

Sports

Contenders line up

I-L boys aim for second straight D-III title

BRISTOL — In a finish that figures to be tough to top, Inter-Lakes edged Kearsarge by three points to claim its first Division III Boys Track & Field title.But this year may top that. More...

High School roundup: GHS blanked in finale, hangs on to final playoff spot

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James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals

TORONTO — LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers secured their second straight trip to the NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Fri More...

Local

Man arrested for copper theft once charged with grave robbery

LACONIA – One of two men charged with criminal mischief for allegedly trying to steal copper pipes and wiring from buildings on the grounds of the former Laconia State School campus was previously charged with helping a woman break into her father’s More...

MA students to hold fundraiser for paraeducator with cancer

MOULTONBOROUGH- Students in Moultonborough Academy’s class of 2017 are organizing a miniature golf tournament that will help raise funds for “Team Kerry,” which is a fundraising endeavor for paraeducator Kerry Nagle’s cancer treatment. More...

Athletic Battle at Gilford High pits principal and student

GILFORD—Most of Gilford High School's student body witnessed a generational athletic battle on Friday morning--pitting their principal against a star student athlete. More...

Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Exercises can help cope with diminished balance

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently turned 70, and I realize my balance is not what it was. For example, I won't climb a ladder anymore. What can I do about it? DEAR READER: You're right to be concerned. More...

Bridge

Is the opening lead a flip of the coin

John Scalzi, a former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, said, "I tell people the first time I decided to write a novel ... More...

Dear Abby

Teen's friendship with older man draws fire from parents

DEAR ABBY: My 18-year-old daughter, a junior in high school, is still living at home. She has befriended a 51-year-old man at her first job (a burger place). More...

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