July 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

'Free the Nipple' protesters plead not guilty, prepare for trial

Trio challenges city ordinance prohibiting public breast baring

LACONIA – Three supporters of the Free the Nipple movement who were arrested for violating a city ordinance against public nudity have pleaded not guilty and waived formal arraignment. More...

Local Democrats open headquarters in Laconia

LACONIA—About 50 local Democrats showed up Thursday night at the Belknap County Democratic headquarters to get ready for the fall campaign season and mobilize support for all Democratic candidates, from presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinto More...

Local Republicans pleased with nomination of Trump

LACONIA—Now that the Republican convention in Cleveland is history and the GOP is getting ready for the fall campaign, local Republicans are expressing satisfaction with the ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. More...

President Grover Cleveland's summer home for sale in Tamworth

TAMWORTH—Just outside of this quiet community a piece of American history can be had as President Grover Cleveland's summer home is listed for sale. More...

Sports

Rally snuffed out

Billerica Bratz hold off Nor'Easters, 6-4, in 16U play

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Gibson holds Red Sox to 2 hits as Twins top Boston, 2-1

BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Gibson put an end to a two-game hitting outburst by the Red Sox, allowing just a pair of hits in the first inning and none over the next seven as the Minnesota Twins edged Boston 2-1 Friday night. More...

From Wildcat to D-man to P-Bruins head coach

Growing up as a hockey player in Madison, Wis., Kevin Dean pretty much figured there was one option when it came to playing college hockey. "I don't know, but I might have thought the University of Wisconsin was the only team in the country when More...

Local

Family fun for peanuts

LACONIA— The Carnival at Opeechee Park offered fun for the whole family, for peanuts. More...

Upcoming concert at Weirs Community Park

LACONIA— Where can you hear the music of an entire band- performed by one man?Weirs Beach.Bryan Conway-One Man-An Entire Band will be performing at 6 p.m. More...

Jazz singer to perform at Tilton Island Park

TILTON—Victoria Hartwell, a jazz singer with an impressive musical lineage, will perform on Sunday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Naturally sweet granola bars are sure to be a hit with kids

Once upon a time, my Indian grandma was left in charge of packing school lunches for my sisters and me. More...

Ask Dr. K

Age is not a barrier to lasik surgery

DEAR DOCTOR K: I would like to have LASIK surgery to treat my nearsightedness. More...

Bridge

Good defense may make declarer guess

Robert Benchley, a humorous newspaper columnist and actor who died in 1945, said, "I can't bring myself to say, 'Well, I guess I'll be toddling along.' ... It isn't that I can't toddle. It's that I can't guess I'll toddle." More...

Health & Fitness

Utah Zika case raising new questions about how virus spreads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The case of a Utah man who contracted the Zika virus after caring for his infected father raised new questions for health experts who said Tuesday that the investigation could guide new research into the way the disease spreads. More...

Why you need vitamin E - and how to get your daily dose

(BPT) - You get your fill of vitamins C and D by eating oranges and soaking in a little sun each day, which is good for your body and mind. Small habits like these can have a big impact on your overall health and help you feel your best each day. More...

Busted in Belknap

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Laconia DPW Director bids farewell

Paul Moynihan wrapping up 37-year career with city

LACONIA — Paul Moynihan didn't aspire for a career in public works, but 37 years and 9 months later, he's heading into retirement as one of the most respected public servants ever to work for the city of Laconia. More...

SAU 18 superintendent hopes to bring back teachers

25 staff members were cut in May due to a budget shortfall

FRANKLIN- City and school officials have been working hard to tackle the SAU 18 budget shortfall that led to 25 staff members let go, and the ball continues to keep rolling in an effort to find money to bring back teachers that are necessary to how t More...

New Citizen electronic edition arrives Tuesday

LACONIA — Starting Monday, readers of The Citizen online will be able to experience a redesigned electronic edition of the newspaper. More...

Lake Week kicks off today on Newfound Lake

BRISTOL- The second annual Lake Week hosted by the Newfound Lake Region Association kicks off today at the Grey Rocks Conservation area in Hebron, where Program Manager Andrew Veilleux said there is a full day of fun activities planned focused on the More...

Church

Vatican ratchets up defense of pope's family document

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis' landmark document on family life, ratcheting up its defense of the pope with new vigor as bishops begin implementing the document around the world. More...

Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of ban

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination's ban on same-sex relationships.  More...

Biblical sale: Christian theme park puts items on the block

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Features

Hurricane Road

A thousand words

Art is the oldest form of historical documentation. The cavemen sketched depictions of their everyday lives on rocks. Without those early scrawlings we would have had little to go on regarding early civilization. More...

Home Country

The closed-season school board meeting was called to order half an hour late by its chairman, J. Buckdancer Alcott, because the board members saw Windy Wilson sitting in the audience. More...

Top trends in container gardening

(BPT) - Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer's disease. More...

History

Beacon Street Lot, 1957

MAYOR BERNARD L. BOUTIN, to the right of the convertible, prepares to cut the ribbon to open the new 179-space Beacon Street Parking Lot, July 26, 1957. The sign in background at right says, ‘Sleigh Ride in July? Heck No! More...

Jack Walker owned Shore Diner

LACONIA —  William J. “Jack” Walker, 48, proprietor of the Shore Diner in Lakeport, died, July 18, 1941, The Citizen reported, 75 years ago this week. He had been “one of the best known men in the city ... More...

THEN . . .

IN THE TOP PHOTO, the Champagne’s Grand Union supermarket at 450 Union Ave., across from the Taylor Home, Laconia, is seen in 1967. Built on land purchased in March 1958 from Norman G. More...

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