February 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary voters head to polls

Big day at hand for candidates after months of campaigning in state

LACONIA — After months of town hall meetings, barbecue dinners and shaking countless hands of supporters, the big day is here at last for Democrat and Republican presidential candidates. More...

Death certificate can prove cause of death, judge rules

LACONIA – A judge has declined to dismiss a wrongful death claim against a Gilmanton teen ruling that there is no need for an expert to testify that the defendant's alleged actions killed a motorist, and that the death certificate provides the needed More...

Local  Free Access 

Local man charged with stealing liquor after crash

PLYMOUTH – A local man is facing multiple charges including DWI after he allegedly struck a parked utility van, continued driving and then crashed into a guardrail on Tenney Mountain Highway. More...

Plymouth Rotary Foundation donates to Toys for Tots

PLYMOUTH — Another successful Plymouth Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Plymouth Rotary Club and many generous area businesses and individuals, mad it possible for  Toys for Tots to receive a donation of $3,000 from the Plymouth Rotary Foundatio More...

Rocks hit house after motorist loses brakes

PLYMOUTH – A driver whose brakes failed as he was heading down Highland Street Monday afternoon ended up damaging a house while trying to avoid stopped traffic.Plymouth Chief of Police Steve Lefebvre said the unidentified motorist was heading eastbou More...

Opinion  Free Access 

No more spending for Sanbornton elderly housing studies

Editor Citizen In March of 2005, the taxpayers of Sanbornton voted to repeal the Senior Housing (Article 4Q) ordinance so why is the Sanbornton Planning Board and  Town Planner currently trying to resurrect this ordinance? More...

I am supporting Gov. John Kasich

Editor, CitizenAs Rand Paul's 2016 Belknap County Co-Chair, I have announced my support for the candidacy of Governor John Kasich. More...

Valentine to the Conservation District on its 70th anniversary

Editor, CitizenAs a long-time farmer in the county (now retired), I am writing this letter to send a Valentine to the Belknap County Conservation District and those that support this worthwhile organization.  More...

Region  Free Access 

For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of second chances

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. More...

Candidates sprint to NH finish

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. More...

Nation  Free Access 

Merkel says 'horrified' by Russian bombings in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aimed at halting attacks against Syria's largest city. More...

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this." More...

Police: 2 guns in Miss shooting that killed 2, wounded

Two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four other people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi, but investigators don't know how many people fired them, the police chief said Monday. More...

Lafond asks for good time credit

LACONIA – A city woman convicted of negligent homicide in connection with a fatal 2013 traffic accident is asking a judge to reduce her sentence by 180 days because she has bettered herself while behind bars. More...

Belknap House needs help matching grant for shelter

$1,990 needs to be raised

LACONIA- The clock is ticking, but a cold weather homeless shelter in the city could become a reality if less than $2,000 is raised by Sunday, as part of a $25,000 matching grant to create Belknap House. More...

Laconia juniors preparing to take SAT exams

LACONIA — For educators, testing is an important step in accountability as it's a way to measure the effectiveness of what they teach to students.In three weeks, all high sc hool juniors in New Hampshire will take the Scholatsic Achievement Test, an More...

Sports  Free Access 

Finishing strong

Golden Eagles sending seven to States

GILFORD — Last week, the Gilford swim team had two more swimmers earn spots in the State Championship meet, which will be held on Valentine’s Day (Sunday).In the second of two meets last week, junior Zoe Fullerton and senior Autumn Bos competed at th More...

Settling for a split

Wolves earn split with New Hampshire rivals

LACONIA — The New England Wolves EHL Elite JR hockey team split with their New Hampshire rivals, the Northern Cyclones and the New Hampshire JR Monarchs, in the first weekend of February 2016.On Saturday, the Wolves received big games from All-Stars More...

Legends drivers win national honors

They are the local champions who have suddenly found a national spotlight. And to be honest, there are a lot of them. New England's finest drivers have turned out to be some of the country's best drivers. More...

Entertainment  Free Access 

Dear Abby

Stepson with addicted mom must learn that she is sick

DEAR ABBY: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests.     More...

Ask Dr. K

Hypnotherapy can be useful as part of pain treatment plan

DEAR ABBY: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests.   More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Tyson Houseman, 26; Mia Farrow, 71; Joe Pesci, 73; Carole King, 74.     More...

Around Town  Free Access 

Country Village Quilt Guild to hold felted flower workshop

MOULTONBOROUGH — Fiber artist Diane Cook Johnson will be offering a workshop on at the Country Village Quilt Guild meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17.  The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. More...

Belmont High School Honor Roll Term 2

Grade 12 High Honors- Natalie Annis, Emily Ashey, Jason Brown, Veronica Harris, Madison Hartford, Tayla Jacques, Carol Lipshultz, Tyler Minery, Melanie Nix, Michael Sanborn, Alise Shuten More...

Laconia Middle School Honor Roll

The following is a list of students at Laconia Middle School who have attained High Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and On a Roll status for the second marking period of the 2015-2016 school year.GRADE 6High Honor Roll More...

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