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Whitten Wheat Festival honors Ashland resident

Event falls during the 200th anniversary of "the year without a summer"

ASHLAND- While Reuben Whitten may not be a household name, he is a hero in Ashland, as 200 years ago he helped his neighbors with wheat during a time where crops were unable to grow due to a volcanic eruption that affected much of the world. More...

Custodian indicted for molestation

NORTHFIELD – A former part-time janitor at the Pines Community Center has been indicted on multiple charges in connection with allegation that he sexually abused young girls while at work. More...

Features

Where it all began

Have you ever wondered how the hobby of backyard bird feeding began?  Where?  While there is no clear documented history, many purists believe that the habit of throwing seeds out to the birds probably is tied to the history of the sunflowe More...

Breaking the Silence

Anger, Forgiveness, Reconciliation: Part 1

I have been taught by society and the religious community that I should not be angry about what happened to me after a certain amount of time has passed. More...

Birch Sapped

NH: Home to the World’s Finest Personal Trainer

Few New Hampshirites know that their beloved state is home to the world’s best personal trainers. They are very exclusive, even reclusive. More...

Local

City resident challeges property tax assessment

LACONIA – A local man has filed a court petition challenging the city’s assessment of his property at 204 Garfield Street. More...

Injured worker makes claim against employer's policy

Court asked to decide whether N.H. or Vermont law applies

LACONIA – A city man who was struck by an uninsured motorist while working as a flagger at a road construction zone is asking a court to determine whether he is entitled to coverage under his employer’s auto policy. More...

Aging Committee resumes meetings

GILFORD— The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging is set to resume their monthly meetings at 10 a.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room in Gilford on Sept. 9. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Metabolic rate makes keeping weight off harder for some

DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard about a recent study that explained why the "Biggest Losers" had trouble keeping the weight off. Can you explain?   More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Keke Palmer, 23; Macaulay Culkin, 36; Chris Pine, 36; Melissa McCarthy, 46.  More...

Bridge

Be careful when you make a signal

Ben Bernanke, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said, "My proposal that Fed governors should signal their commitment to public service by wearing Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts has so far gone unheeded."  More...

Around Town

Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay returns for 27th year

ALTON — The 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend “Craft Fair at the Bay” will be held at the Alton Bay Community House and along the waterfront, Route 11, Alton Saturday, Sept. 3, through Monday, Sept. 5.  More...

Nation

Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally

JACKSON, Miss. More...

London, Paris mayors criticize bans on burkini swimsuits

PARIS (AP) — The mayors of London and Paris are criticizing local French bans of body-covering burkini swimsuits, saying women should wear what they want to the beach.Burkini bans in several French coastal towns this summer have prompted a debate in More...

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has soared over the past decade. More...

Granite State Circus coming soon to town

"Secret Circus" is held on Saturday to benefit CCALS

LACONIA- The Granite State Circus has had to jump through some hoops to get up and running, but after receiving permission from the city organizer Sara Greene has decided to hold a benefit show in honor of her beloved stepmother who is suffering from More...

Area boy scout strives to reach highest rank

MEREDITH- Becoming an Eagle Scout is no easy task, but for Boy Scout Matthew Sundius he knows his the hard work will pay off when he has a brand new hospitality/welcome sign built at St. Charles Borromeo Church. More...

Graveyard preservation workshop offers trip through time on Sept. 3

MEREDITH — A trip back through time will be available as the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association will conduct a Preservation Workshop at the Joseph Chase Smith family burial ground from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 3. More...

Republican Bob Giuda seeks District 2 State Senate seat

LACONIA—Republican Bob Giuda of Warren is one of two candidates running in the Sept. 13 primary election hoping to succeed Jeannie Forrester as District 2 State Senator. More...

Sports

Raiders seeking more

Vural brings high hopes, expectations to Belmont

BELMONT — For the second straight year, the Belmont girl’s soccer team opens the season with a new coach.Cevat Ali Vural takes over the program this fall, and has the Red Raiders focused on taking the next step. More...

NHIAA girls soccer preview capsules

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Knight, Riese combine for 5 TD passes in UNH scrimmage

DURHAM — Quarterbacks Trevor Knight and Adam Riese passed for five touchdowns and 436 yards between them as the UNH football team broke in its brand-new Wildcat Stadium and closed out fall camp with the Blue-White scrimmage Thursday afterno More...

Police Logs

Laconia District Court

LACONIA – Judge James M. Carroll IV heard the following cases in the 4th Circuit, District Division, Laconia Court:  Aug. 4  Robert W. More...

Opinion

Youth are our future at Meredith Public Library

Editor, Citizen Hello, my name is John Locke, and I’m the Youth Services Librarian at the Meredith Public Library. More...

Stop blaming police

Editor, Citizen In regards to the letter on the use of police informants by Dennis Lintz, the letter does little to address the fact that the large majority of crimes committed are fueled by some form of substance abuse.  More...

Intentional dementia

During Mother’s last few months, conversations were extremely difficult to follow because her mind seamlessly switched from one decade to another. More...

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