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PSU to host groundbreaking for new Merril Place today

PLYMOUTH- Plymouth State University will be hosting a groundbreaking celebration today to kick off the construction of the new state-of-the art Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center that is scheduled to be open in fall 2017. More...

Judge rules against homeowner in Governors Island dispute

LACONIA—Belknap County Superior Court Judge James O'Neill has ruled decisively against Laconia homeowner Richard Homsi in his four-year dispute with the Governors Island Club, but Homsi is vowing to fight on.In a ruling issued May 19, Judge O'Neill&n More...

Local

Summer ACE Academies Filling Up

The 2016 summer Aerospace Carrer Education program will soon take off. Students aged 8 to 18 have the opportunity to book a seat for this hands on aviotics program. More...

GOT LUNCH! Laconia Registration

GOT LUNCH! Laconia is now accepting registration forms for the upcoming summer vacation. GOT LUNCH! More...

The Ukulele Club plays Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

THE PAUL SMITH School Ukulele club from Franklin played on the field at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the home of the New Hamspshire Fisher Cats, on Friday evening prior to their game against the Ha More...

Opinion

Band leads to lifetime opportunities

Editor, Citizen As the parent of a son who enjoyed being a member of the Laconia High School band it is very disappointing to read what is going to happen with the program. Music meant a lot to him and he learned to appreciate it very much. More...

Fears about band program's future

Editor, Citizen I am writing to sound an alarm about the plans to change our LHS band from the model it has followed since band began at Laconia High School many years ago to the “new” after school band program. More...

Grateful for info shared at TEA Party meeting

Editor, Citizen On Wednesday May 18, the Lakes Region TEA Party was treated to interesting and informative presentations by Bob Giuda, candidate for the NH District 2 Senate seat, and Representative Herb Vadney. More...

Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Specialist may discover cause of student's dropping grades

DEAR DOCTOR K: My middle-schooler spends a lot of time studying. But his grades have dropped, and I see him getting more and more frustrated. What could be going on, and what can I do?  More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Aly Raisman, 22; Demetri Martin, 43; Octavia Spencer, 46; Mike Myers, 53.  More...

Bridge

Steer partner with your cards

Benjamin Spock said, "In automobile terms, the child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering." In automobile terms, the bridge dealer supplies the cards, but the players have to do the steering; and often one defender must st More...

Region

Hearing held in Alexandria baby murder case Tuesday

NORTH HAVERHILL – The Attorney General’s Office has filed notice that it intends to seek an extended term of imprisonment in the case of an Alexandria man accused of murdering a toddler after drugging and sexually assaulting him. More...

Nation

Buses and Bulldozers: Refugees are removed from Greek camp

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — It grew to the size of a small town, becoming a symbol of Europe's closed border policy for migrants and refugees. More...

Jet searched as precaution at LAX over 'non-credible' threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SWAT team with guns drawn screened a jet as a precaution Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport after a non-credible threat was received about the flight from Houston, officials said.  More...

Citizen editor speaks at Taylor Community tonight

LACONIA — Citizen editor Ed Pierce will share stories from a four-decade career as a journalist in a special presentation at the Taylor Community's Woodside Building tonight.Pierce joined The Citizen staff in March 2014 from Melbourne, Fla., and duri More...

Meredith Library Planning Committee eyes potential sites

MEREDITH- The Meredith Public Library Planning Committee met on Tuesday morning where they discussed potential sites for a new library, and while nothing is set in stone with plenty of work to be done, they are eyeing three potential sites around tow More...

Preparations for Colonial Theatre renovation proceeding smoothly

Elaborate artwork inside 102-year-old facility in good shape

LACONIA — It may not look like much is going on from the outside, but preparation work to restore the Colonial Theatre has been proceeding smoothly for the past several months. More...

Sports

Tournament bound

Behind Frechette, Franklin clinches playoff spot with 10-4 win over LHS

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High School roundup: Gilford, I-Lakes advance

BOYS LACROSSELACONIA 16, LEBANON 3LACONIA — Brenden Mooney notched his 150th career goal in a Laconia uniform and the Sachems turned an 11-0 halftime advantage into another win as they remain undefeated on the year at 13-0 in Division III.Mooney fini More...

Red Sox: Reliever Carson Smith has Tommy John surgery

BOSTON — Red Sox reliever Carson Smith had season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, four days after an MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. More...

Police Logs

Laconia Police Log

LACONIA – City police responded to 246 calls for service and made eight arrests from Friday, May 20 to Monday, May 23.  On May 20 at 3 p.m. Henry J. Caruso II, 25, transient, Laconia, was arrested for willful concealment.  More...

Northfield Police Log

The Northfield Police Department responded to 319 calls for service from May 9 to May 15.Police took into custody Tabitha Simonds, 28, of Northfield on a warrant from another agency.Police took into custody James Farrell, 45, of Northfield for protec More...

Sanbornton Police Log

The Sanbornton Police Department responded to 191 calls for service from May 14 to May 21. More...

Lakes Food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying picnic main dish

There are few dishes more elemental and satisfying than bruschetta.  A mainstay at many Italian restaurants, it's an appetizer comprising slices of grilled bread adorned with any number of toppings.  According to Italian cookbook author Mar More...

A summer spin on the grilled cheese sandwich

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was much joy.  What to grill first?  Ribs?  Burgers?  Pizza?  So many choices. More...

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