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Residents from Sanbornton celebrate Old Home Day

SANBORNTON- Residents from Sanbornton and surrounding towns gathered for a day full of games, vendors, food and live demonstrations by blacksmiths and woodcutters on Saturday for Old Home Day, which had a day’s worth of activities that were fun for e 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...

Features

STAND UP LACONIA celebrating 5 years!

COFFEE HOUSE RETURNS to Pitmans Freight Room

STARTING THE NIGHT off with entertainment were Steve Snow retired LHS teacher,his sisters; Barbara Farrell and Laurie Snow and LHS Social Studies teacher Laurel Hubbard. More...

Local

'Sparkle Spa, The Musical' to take place at Interlakes Children’s Theatre

 MEREDITH — Interlakes Children’s Theatre is presenting the all-new, completely original "Sparkle Spa, The Musical" at Inter-Lakes Auditorium, One Laker Lane, in Meredith from July 30 through Aug. 1. More...

Taylor Community to feature chamber music on July 31

LACONIA — The Taylor Community’s 2016 Concert Series continues Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m. with a concert by a quintet of wind musicians from the New Hampshire Music Festival. More...

Lakes Region Art Association announces Artists of the Month

TILTON — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month’s popular Artists of the Month Program. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Too busy for Pokemon? These entrepreneurs will play for you

NEW YORK — Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game "Pokemon Go"? For a price, some entrepreneurs will play the game for you.  More...

Dr. K

STOMACH GROWLING IS PERFECTLY NORMAL      DEAR DOCTOR K: As I get older, it seems my stomach is more likely to make growling noises. Why does it do this, and what can I do about it? It's embarrassing.  More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Nelson Piquet Jr., 31; James Lafferty, 31; Matt LeBlanc, 49; Illeana Douglas, 51. More...

Breaking News - 5:17 AM

Four-alarm brush fire breaks out in Gilmanton

GILMANTON- More than 50 firefighters from a large amount of fire departments in the Lakes Region and beyond fought an extensive brush fire on Sunday night, and while Chief Paul Hempel said it was too early to tell for sure, he believes that the blaze More...

Poker run raises funds for local charities

MEREDITH- Between $9,000 and $10,000 was raised for four local charities on Sunday with the eighth annual Putting Kids and Families First Poker Run, which took 65 riders on motorcycles to four covered bridges in and around the Lakes Region. More...

Bringing music to Main Street

Make Music Plymouth provides free tunes from 75 musicians

PLYMOUTH — Songs filled the air on Main Street on Saturday with Make Music Plymouth, which had musicians from around the area playing in front of store fronts to the delight of those meandering around town. More...

Superintendent in Franklin hopes to bring back teachers

25 staff members were cut in May due to a budgeting 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...

Sports

A Classic Performance

Locals help Brats capture 18U title

LACONIA — This one was special for the Bay State Brats.With nearly a handful of local stars on its roster, the Brats capped a near flawless weekend with a solid all-around performance to capture the 18U title with a 6-0 blanking of the Northeast Hurr More...

Alton Post 72 fends off Hartford, 8-6

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Busch turns weekend into clean sweep with Brickyard 400 win

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis.He led a race-record 149 of the 170 laps and beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line by 2.126 seconds. More...

Opinion

Media needs to be fair in coverage of law suit

Editor, Citizen As a resident I have served on several committees and boards for the town. I am currently chair of the Planning Board.  More...

The times they are a changin'

Editor, Citizen I try to refrain from commenting on someone else’s editorial; we all have our own opinions.  However, I cannot let pass something that was said by Bernadette Loesch on July 1. More...

We've had a great time in Laconia

Editor, Citizen Almost 12 years ago, my wife, Brenda, and I moved to Laconia from New Jersey when I accepted the position as Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ.  More...

Region

More help available to buy wood pellet boilers, furnaces

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire homeowners and businesses interested in installing wood pellet boilers and furnaces will be eligible for more financial help. More...

State liquor store sales up $36 million in record year

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire Liquor Commission officials say they saw a record $678 million in sales in the fiscal year that ended June 30. More...

Nation

Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC

PHILADELPHIA — Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention.  More...

Intense airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province hit 5 clinics

BEIRUT — Government air raids struck at least five medical facilities in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks amid a siege by government forces, Syrian opposition activists said Sund More...

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