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Fire destroys 216-year-old Campton home

Cause of blaze currently under investigation

CAMPTON —  A home more than two centuries old was destroyed in a fire earlier this week in Campton.According to Campton-Thornton Fire Chief Dan Defosses, Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Dispatchers received a call about a building on fire at 717 Pe More...

Town treasure returns to Center Harbor

Historic Kona fountain back home following restoration

CENTER HARBOR – With the aid of a backhoe and carefully placed nylon straps, an iconic piece of the town’s history returned to the spot where it has stood sentinel for more than 100 years on Thursday. More...

Church

Gilford pastor receives preaching award

GILFORD -- The Rev. Tom Getchell-Lacey, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Gilford, has received the Wilbur C. Ziegler Award for Excellence in Preaching. More...

Moultonborough church hosts craft fair

MOULTONBOROUGH -- Calling all craft fair and flea market enthusiasts. The Moultonborough United Methodist Church is hosting a Craft Fair with a variety of vendors and a White Elephant/Flea Market with hundreds of “treasures” from 8n a.m. to 2 .m. More...

Archeology student explores intricate church basement

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brick by brick, Patrick Finnigan carefully unseals a closed-off space in the basement of St. More...

Features

Home Country

Dud rounded the corner on his block and headed for the edge of town at an easy jog. Well, easy for an Olympic miler, he thought. It was making him breathe hard and he wasn’t even a block from the house. But this is the price. More...

Birch Sapped

Bad news for NH owl lovers and ancient greeks

I used to be enamored of those beautiful, lonesome, tufted mountebanks, radiating alleged wisdom with their round, alert eyes. Behind those eyes, though, is a brain that weighs 2.2 grams (according to Dr. Eric Chudler). More...

People & Places

Downtown no place for curious wildlife

While on our routine travels through the area, we often see small placards or signs noting the date of an historic happening or some other item of interest. More...

Police Logs

Gilmanton Police Log

The Gilmanton Police Department responded to 120 calls for service from May 29 to June 11.Police arrested Gerald York, 52, of Laconia for domestic violence under violation.Police arrested Matthew Nugent, 20, of Gilford for underage driving while into More...

Northfield Police Log

The Northfield Police Department responded to 442 calls for service from June 13 to June 19.  More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Don't get so sour about pickles. Make them yourself

In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role.Truth to be told, "hold the pickles" is my standard order, as I am not a fan of pickles on a cheeseburger, nor do I particularly care for pickle juice leaking onto my sandwich More...

Joe Wicks: 'Trying to get the whole world lean'

LONDON — With over a million Instagram followers and a best-selling book, Joe Wicks is back for round two with "Lean in 15: The Shape Plan," released earlier this month.  More...

Ask Dr. K

Replacing both knes at once makes sense for some patients

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees. Should I have both knees replaced at one time, or separately?  DEAR READER: A patient of mine who was a newlywed once said to me: "We want three kids. More...

Life jacket saves kayaker who tips over on Paugus Bay

LACONIA—Laconia firefighters responded to an incident of a kayaker who tipped over in Paugus Bay late Friday afternoon. More...

Retiring Gilford superintendent says district in good hands

GILFORD—Gilford Public Schools Superintendent Kent Hemingway will conclude five years on the job on June 30 but says the school district is in good hands with his successor Kirk Beitler.Beitler, currently the assistant superintendent for the Laconia More...

Rubens rips Ayotte for 'No Fly List' gun amendment

LACONIA—Republican U.S. Senate challenger Jim Rubens says Kelly Ayotte's sponsorship of an amendment which would that would prevent persons on the "No Fly" list from purchasing firearms would result in a gross violation of due process. More...

Laconia Police calls fall slightly during May

LACONIA — Emergency calls handled by the Laconia Police Department dipped slightly last month compared to one year ago.In the latest figures compiled during the month of May, Laconia police officers handled 1,595 calls last month, down from 1,644 in More...

Sports Galleries

Irwin Automotive vs. Brookside Pizza

A J Laramie Babe Ruth 06/24/16

To view high resolution pictures of these images log into www.vlphoto.smugmug.com . Click on the gallery to view (A J Laramie Babe Ruth) then click the small triangle to view slideshow. More...

Sports

A cause that hits home

Chiasson giving back to program that got him back on the field

LACONIA – The cause is what matters most to all involved in the annual CHaD East-West All-Star New Hampshire Football All-Star game, but it is special for the East squad and former Laconia High star Kyle Chiasson. More...

One last hurrah

Swormstedt, McNeil representing Laconia at Twin State Basketball Classic

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Muskrats top first-place SwampBats, 10-4

LACONIA — The Winnipesaukee Muskrats pounded out 10 runs on 11 hits and handed the first-place Keene SwampBats their fifth loss of the year with a 10-4 victory Friday night at Robbie Mills Field.The victory gave the Muskrats some momentum as they hav More...

Local

Belknap House jump starts opening

GILFORD— The recent fundraising efforts will open the doors for the Belknap House, and to many local families.On May 14, the First United Methodist Church sponsored a 5k run/walk to benefit the opening of the Belknap House.The House will be a shelter More...

Gilmanton couple host 'Fresh Air' children from NYC

GILMANTON—A 12-year old girl from the Bronx, New York will be making her sixth annual trip to Gilmanton to stay with a local family, as part of the Fresh Air Fund summer program. More...

Laconia Christian Academy Honor Roll

LACONIA— Laconia Christian Academy has released the Honor Roll for the 2016 school year.Grade 5: Elsie Rietkerk, Amber Stillion.Grade 6: Caleb Longval, Matthew Koepfer.Grade 7: Ryann Hendricks, Afton LaGrandeur, Ian Manning, Deborah Umwiza.Grade 8: C More...

History

Four firefighters to be laid off, union set to file suit against mayor

LACONIA —  A last-ditch effort to keep four firefighters from layoffs failed, June 24, 1991, “but the issue is not dead,” The Citizen reported, 25 years ago this week.  More...

LRGH readies for building campaign

LACONIA — Milo Pike, president of the Lakes Region General Hospital Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Peter V. More...

Spanish-American War vets organize

LACONIA — Lake City veterans of the Spanish-American War organized the General Edmund Tetley Camp of Spanish War Veterans, June 27, 1916, named in honor of “Laconia’s distinguished and popular veteran of two wars,” The Laconia Democrat reported, 100 More...

Health & Fitness

Sci-fi or silver bullet? How immunotherapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment

(BPT) - Could the kind of cancer treatment credited with saving former President Jimmy Carter soon work for everyone? More...

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