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Interim superintendent named for Shaker Regional Schools

BELMONT—The Shaker Regional School District Board of Education has named a new superintendent for the 2016-2017 school year.Michael Tursi, currently superintendent of the Milton-Wakefield school district north of Rochester, will begin his duties on J More...

N.H. Veterans Home residents hear about history of state dog

TILTON — Residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home were treated to a couple of special guests on Wednesday, with scholar and historian Bob Cottrell bringing his Chinook named “Tug” with him to talk about the history of New Hampshire’s state dog. More...

Commissioners call on AG to investigate Dick Burchell

LACONIA — Commissioner Dick Burchell was under fire on Wednesday morning when the Belknap County Commissioners voted 2-1 to publicly sanction him for what Commissioner Hunter Taylor called “deceptive” and potentially criminal activity. More...

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Gilford Selectmen to hold hearing on Portsmouth fire boat offer

GILFORD—Selectmen will hold a public hearing next Wednesday to solicit comments from town residents on the acceptance of a 2006 Metal/Craft Marine fire boat from the city of Portsmouth.Selectmen Chan Eddy, Richard Cormier, and Gus Benavides will conv More...

Interim superintendent named for Shaker Regional Schools

BELMONT—The Shaker Regional School District Board of Education has named a new superintendent for the 2016-2017 school year.Michael Tursi, currently superintendent of the Milton-Wakefield school district north of Rochester, will begin his duties on J More...

Alleged drug use incites domestic violence

LACONIA – A Florida man was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail following his arrest on a litany of criminal charges following what Belmont police charge was a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend sparked by his alleged drug use. More...

Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Walk farther, faster and more often to achieve weight loss

DEAR DOCTOR K: When I first started walking for exercise, I lost some weight. Since then, my weight has plateaued. How can I adjust my walking routine to start losing weight again?  More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Chris Brown, 27; Adele, 28; Henry Cavill, 33; Danielle Fishel, 35.  More...

Dear Abby

Friendship fades when girl's best friend gets a boyfriend

DEAR ABBY: My beautiful, kindhearted, loving daughter "Cora" has a "best friend" she used to be very close with. However, her friend now has a boyfriend, so Cora doesn't see her on weekends or receive texts from her very often anymore. More...

Nation

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed. More...

Obama drinks filtered city water in Flint to show it's safe

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Showing support for the beleaguered residents of Flint, Michigan, President Barack Obama drank filtered city water on Wednesday to show that it is again safe following a lead-contamination crisis. More...

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

Sheriff's deputies surround Knight Transportation after a recently dismissed man opened fire inside the facility, fatally shooting a former co-worker before turning the gun on himself, Wednesday, May More...

Laconia Police arrest two drug suspects

LACONIA — Several suspects have been arrested by Laconia Police Department officers for possession of narcotic drugs. Laconia Police Det. Sgt. More...

LRGHealthcare chooses new president, CEO

LACONIA — An accomplished hospital administrator has been chosen to lead Lakes Region General Healthcare as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. More...

Teacher of the Year nominee inspiring students

Laconia High School's Tate Aldrich is now in running for prestigious annual honor

LACONIA — The aim of those entering the teaching profession is not to have students think like them, rather it's all about inspiring young minds. More...

Northfield man claims police failed to honor right to end questions

LACONIA – The defense attorney representing a Northfield man charged with selling the drug that resulted in a fatal overdose claims More...

PSU honors late professor on Arbor Day

PLYMOUTH- April 29 was Arbor Day and in honor of the late biology professor Michele Pruyn, about 50 people including her two songs and parents participated in planting a yellow birch sapling on the south side of Highland Hall at Plymouth State Univer More...

Sports

Raiders shine in the rain

Down early, BHS hands Prospect first loss with 9-5 victory

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High School roundup: Sachems dish out payback to Trinity

GIRLS LACROSSELEBANON 18, BELMONT 6BELMONT -- The Red Raiders are continue to make strides in the right direction despite falling to 0-6 on the season. More...

PSU athletics presents Panther Awards

PLYMOUTH. – The Plymouth State University athletic department presented the annual Panther Awards on Sunday in a ceremony attended by President Donald Birx. More...

Opinion

Autopsy of a movement

With Ted Cruz having dropped out of the 2016 presidential race, there will be a string of eulogies seeking to autopsy his campaign. At least some of those critiques may hit the mark. In particular, Cruz’s campaign strategy went awry in three ways. More...

Community awareness makes a difference

Editor, Citizen The Belmont High School PTO together with BHS Student Assistance Program Counselor hosted a wonderfully successful drug awareness event on Thursday, April 21. More...

Special event to help cancer patient

Editor, Citizen We would like to invite the community to join us for a benefit/fundraiser for Lynn (Dore) Martin, who is battling terminal cancer and a memorial for Michael Sivegny.The event will be hosted by LA East R & B Band along with Arthur More...

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