August 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Calls to Laconia Police up 3 percent for year

LACONIA — Calls for assistance from Laconia Police officers are rising at a steady rate in 2016 and up 3 percent from a year ago at this time. More...

PSS Open House 'a packed house'

LACONIA— Open House at Pleasant Street School was more than open, it was packed.From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., students and their families were invited to come and find their classrooms, meet their teachers, and sign up to help with school events. More...

Jason Moran starts job as PSU dean of enrollment management

PLYMOUTH- Newly hired Dean of Enrollment Management Jason Moran enjoys being involved in helping a student take the next step in his or her life journey, and he is looking forward to take part in this in at Plymouth State University. More...

Acussed sextortionist pleads guilty

LACONIA – A Lakes Region man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of computer hacking and sextortion of teen-ages girls and could face a 4 to 8-year prison sentence, followed by three years of supervised release. More...

Features

In my life, there are faces and places I remember

I admire the photographer who can stop time with a photograph to bring into the future for history to remember.  More...

The Wave

Last week I was reintroduced to “The Wave”. My motorcycle was in the shop for it’s 10,000 mile check up and part of the arrangement I have with the dealer is that I get a free loaner while my bike is being worked on. More...

Hints from Heloise

 Pets and meds  Dear Readers: When you get a PRESCRIPTION from your veterinarian, you can have it filled there in the clinic, at a drugstore or online. Buying drugs online can present a number of problems. More...

Local

Lakes Region man facing battery theft allegations

CONCORD – A Gilford man has been charged in connection with an alleged strong-arm theft of pricey merchandise from a Capital City store.Craig Devlin, 43, 281 Dockham Shore Road, was indicted for theft by unauthorized taking and unarmed robbery. More...

Shaker Regional School District officials meet to clarify strategic directions

BELMONT—A group of Shaker Regional School District administrators, school board members, staff members, and teachers met with an educational consultant earlier this month to clarify the district's strategic direction and to put forth into action step More...

Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair back at Gunstock

GILFORD— The annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair is back at Gunstock Mountain Resort.The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Sept. 3 and Sept. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Keep your face looking young without surgery

DEAR DOCTOR K: I'm 65, and my face is starting to look old. Can you recommend nonsurgical treatments to take a few years off my face?  More...

Bridge

With two plays, consider them both

John Dewey, an education reformer, philosopher and psychologist, said, "The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action."  More...

Dear Abby

Girl who wants to date might start first with small groups

DEAR ABBY: I'm 15 and my parents won't let me date. I try to talk to them about it often, but they are convinced I'm going to get hurt or lose my virginity. I think I'm old enough to have a small relationship. More...

Breaking News - 8:01 AM

K-9 subdues fleeing Franklin suspect

FRANKLIN -- A police dog is credited with helping subdue a suspect  that was resisting arrest in Franklin on Friday afternoon. More...

48 Main Cafe & Creperie offers indulgence

MEREDITH — Call it a perfect marriage to tantalize the taste buds and today's grand opening of the 48 Main Cafe & Creperie is about to wed coffee and crepes with the imagination of Meredith residents for some time to come. More...

Mail carrier Sophie C runs aground near Loon Island

MEREDITH—The New Hampshire State Marine Patrol reported that a 76-foot long motor vessel ran aground on Lake Winnipesaukee in the area of Loon Island in Meredith on Friday afternoon but was later freed. More...

Flexing their muscle

Experienced Golden Eagles too much for young Sachems

GILFORD — It was a season opening matchup between two teams that were on opposite ends of the spectrum, and it showed.Gilford scored four goals in each half, and looked like the seasoned defending champs they are in rolling to an 8-0 decision over a More...

Plymouth Regional Senior Center benefits from tax credit grant

Significant upgrades have been made to senior center

PLYMOUTH- Thanks to nearly $520,000 worth of tax credits from the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, several New Hampshire senior centers are getting facelifts, which includes the Plymouth Regional Senior Center. More...

Sports

High School Roundup: I-Lakes' girls soccer blanks LHS in opener

LACONIA —It was a quiet season opener for both offenses Friday afternoon at Robbie Mills Field, but even a great effort from Laconia goalie Lyndsey Paronto couldn't stop Inter-Lakes from breaking through at least once. More...

Trio of homers lift Royals to 6-3 win over Red Sox

BOSTON — Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon homered, and Ian Kennedy allowed one run through five innings as the Kansas City Royals continued their monthlong hot streak with a 6-3 victory over the BostonRed Sox on Friday night.Kansas City has won More...

UNH student turns cancer diagnosis into awareness program

LOUDON — It was the second week of May in 2015 and Andrew Lee, 19, was wrapping up a successful freshman year at the University of New Hampshire. More...

Police Logs

Gilmanton Police Log

The Gilmanton Police Department responded to 105 calls for service from Aug. 7 to Aug. 20. More...

Moultonborough Police Log

The Moultonborough Police Department responded to 435 calls for service from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21.Police arrested William Cropsey, 27, of Rochester, N.Y. for driving after suspension, disobeying an officer and stalking. More...

Merrimack County Indictments

CONCORD – A Merrimack County grand jury returned 96 felony indictments, 28 misdemeanor charges and one violation-level charge against 48 defendants when it met on Aug. 17. More...

History

Endicott Rock Park

SUMMER AT ENDICOTT ROCK PARK, THE WEIRS,  was captured in the 1950s by Harold J. Piper before construction of the bathing beach and municipal beach (off-photo at left). More...

THEN . . .

IN THE TOP PHOTO, the Texaco service station of Roland N. Dorval and Charles F. Malone, at 407 South Main St., Laconia, is seen in 1964. The Mobil Station of Harold W. More...

. . . AND NOW

IN THE BOTTOM PHOTO, the site of the Texaco Station is now the entrance and parking lot for the building later occupied by ReMax Bayside (built as Melcher & Prescott Insurance during the city’s Urban More...

Region

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Van Ostern calls for more affordable college

LACONIA—Democratic gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern is calling for more affordable college tuition for New Hampshire students and a greater state commitment to higher education, which will create a qualified and stable workforce that will ben More...

Japanese Internment presentation next for Wright Museum

WOLFEBORO— The  “Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney 2016 Educational Programming” series continues at the Wright Museum with its 15th session at 7 p.m. on Sept. More...

Around Town

A gift from the heart

Woman donates handmade blankets in honor of friend

MEREDITH- They say actions speak louder than words.Mary Mackie recently donated two handmade lap blankets to Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith.The blankets were donated in honor of her long-time friend Lynne Kovacs, who passed away in April More...

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