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DOT holding meeting about Snake River bridge

NEW HAMPTON- On Tuesday there will be a public informational meeting held by N.H. Department of Transportation about the rehabilitation of the bridge that takes Waukewan Road over the Lake Waukewan Inlet, which is also known as the Snake River. More...

Katy Wells North appointed new Sanbornton selectman

SANBORNTON—Katy Wells North has been appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Sanbornton Board of Selectmen. More...

Church

Laconia Interim pastor named at Congregational Church

LACONIA — The Rev. Edward Koonz has been named interim senior pastor of the Congregational Church of Laconia (United Church of Christ). In a Sept. More...

Exhibition sheds light on Sikh religion

NEW YORK (AP) — Sat Hari Singh, a New York City subway operator, threw his train in reverse on 9/11 to send it away from the chaos at ground zero. Japjee Singh sued a school system in Georgia to get protections from school bullying. U.S. Army Maj. More...

Local

Felon gets suspended sentence for possessing knife

LACONIA – Citing the difficulty of proving that a knife best described as a dagger meets the legal standard for being a deadly weapon, the state negotiated a plea deal with a Gilford man resulting in a suspended prison sentence. More...

New exhibit pays tribute to 'Great Seafaring Ships of Laconia'

LACONIA - A new exhibit, 'Great Seafaring Ships of Laconia,' opens, Sept. 27, at the Laconia Public Library. More...

History

Winnipesaukee River, 1949

THIS DETAIL FROM A 1949 HAROLD PIPER AERIAL PHOTO shows the Mill Street area of Laconia during construction of  a new Avery Dam in 1949. More...

THEN . . .

IN THE TOP PHOTO, a granite canopy has been placed over Endicott Rock in mid-Channel at The Weirs and the monument is connected to the shore by a rustic wooden bridge. More...

. . . AND NOW

IN THE BOTTOM PHOTO, land around the monument to the east and south was filled in, beginning early in the 20th century and completed in the early 1940s, effectively reducing the width of the Weirs Channel by about half and increasing the park area by More...

Sachems celebrate homecoming in style

LACONIA — For students attending Laconia High School, this year's homecoming celebration meant more than winning a football game. It was an opportunity for every class at the school to join together and celebrate the event united as a school. More...

Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits wow audience at Laconia Middle School

LACONIA—On Thursday, Sept. 15, over two thousand fans packed the Laconia Middle School gynasium to hear a speech by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. More...

NRHS offers non-traditional open house and BBQ

BRISTOL- Newfound Regional High School used to have a traditional open house at the beginning of the school year where there would be a formal presentation and parents would meet their child’s teachers. More...

Sports Galleries

AustinDillon

Some of the Chase for the Nascar Cup contenders

Friday September 23, 2016

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Franklin vs. Winnisquam Football

Saturday Sept. 17, 2016

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Sports

Running wild

Sachems celebrate Homecoming with big win

LACONIA — Throughout the years, the Laconia football team has put on a show for the Homecoming crowd.And the Sachems did not disappoint in 2016. More...

Edwards wins third pole in last four tries

Will start with Truex Jr. on front row for Sunday's Bad Boy Off Road 300

LOUDON — Carl Edwards has figured out Fridays at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Edwards captured his third pole position in the last four tries at the 1.058-mile oval. More...

High School Roundup: WRHS volleyball cruises past Mascoma, now 6-0

TILTON —A year removed from their magical Division III postseason run to the championship game, the Winnisquam Regional volleyball team may have a different look, but the Bears still haven't missed a beat this season. More...

Police Logs

DWI License Revocations

LACONIA – Judge James M. Carroll IV heard the following cases in the 4th Circuit, District Division Laconia Court: Sept. 12 More...

Laconia Police Log

LACONIA – City police responded to 68 calls for service and made seven arrests from Monday, Sept. 19 to Tuesday, Sept. 20. More...

Opinion

Candidates capitalize on ever-powerful religious vote

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Fresh or frozen, produce offers nutritional benefits

DEAR DOCTOR K: I'm trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, but I don't have time to go to the grocery store every week. So I stock up on frozen produce. Am I missing out on any nutritional benefits by eating frozen instead of fresh?   More...

Bridge

Rather than hope, get him to help

The Senior Life Master started his class with the observation that actress Tallulah Bankhead had advised someone, "If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. More...

Dear Abby

Sister marrying loser needs all the support she can get

DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Dawn," recently got engaged to a man I detest. They have been dating for two years. I don't trust him, and I believe he is controlling her. More...

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