August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bauen Corp. chosen for I-Lakes auditorium project

Some board members upset about projected cost

MEREDITH- Inter-Lakes School Board members were unhappy that the upcoming auditorium rehabilitation project appears to be over the budgeted amount, but on Tuesday night they unanimously voted to sign on Bauen Corporation to do the job that is schedul More...

Sleepy driver hits tree

SANDWICH – A motorist who fell asleep at the wheel and hit a tree within 100 yards of her summer home Wednesday afternoon was not injured but wrecked her car, according to police. More...

NH Marathon known for beauty, challenge

Annual race takes place on Oct. 1

BRISTOL- The New Hampshire Marathon is known for its beauty, with racers running around Newfound Lake with the iconic foliage as a backdrop. The 24th annual event will take place on Saturday, Oct. More...

Local

Republican Bob Giuda seeks District 2 State Senate seat

LACONIA—Republican Bob Giuda of Warren is one of two candidates running in the Sept. 13 primary election hoping to succeed Jeannie Forrester as District 2 State Senator. More...

Belmont selectmen approve paving short stretch of Wareing Road

BELMONT—Selectmen on Monday approved a cost sharing arrangement which will lead to the repair and paving of a short section of Wareing Road. More...

Local bookstore elected to selective association

MEREDITH— A local used bookstore recently received membership to the New Hampshire Antiquarian Booksellers Association.Once Read Books is operated by Friends of the Meredith Library, and has made history by being the first volunteer-operated bookstor More...

Opinion

Go back to fighting crime

Editor, Citizen In the illusive hunt for the “Pablo Escobar” of the City of Laconia in the continued “War on Drugs,” the police tell us they need confidential informants, and in cutting the& More...

Designing history: The identity of the 21st century

Our primary focus in December of 1999 was Y2K. Would the computer systems handle the millennial change? Might we suffer from serious computer snafus? More...

A change is arriving

Editor, Citizen After sweltering all summer in the heat without an air conditioner that worked properly, when I woke up Tuesday morning I was actually quite surprised.It was 58 degrees outside and I had to put on a sweater to take out the garbage. More...

Breaking News - 5:18 PM

Belknap deputies add new fugitive to 'Most Wanted' list

LACONIA — Deputies from the Belknap County Sheriff's Department have added a Laconia suspect to its "Most Wanted" list. More...

Accused welfare fraudster expected to pay state back

LACONIA – Under the terms of a proposed plea agreement a city woman charged with welfare fraud will be ordered to sign documents allowing the state to garnish her income tax returns and make “good faith” payments towards $23,242 in restitution. More...

SCS to hire teacher to address student to teacher ratio

MEREDITH- The Inter-Lakes School Board approved by a 5-1 vote, with board member Lisa Merrill abstaining, to hire an additional teacher at Sandwich Central School and have Principal Jeremy Hillger teaching a sixth grade math class. More...

New digs for dance studio

Frates Dance Studio moving to former Citizen building

LACONIA – Joan Frates whose dance classes have been a mainstay for generations of city families is moving her Canal Street studio to Fair Street. More...

Curbing childhood hunger

Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes served 11,900 free lunches this summer

MEREDITH- Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes just wrapped up its fourth year where around 170 children and 85 families received free food for the 10 week period the Inter-Lakes School District was on summer break. More...

Sports

Building for another run

Deep, talented Gilford looks to piece together another title

GILFORD — Veteran Gilford boys’ soccer coach Dave Pinkham has been down this road before, and he knows the challenges that lie ahead for his Golden Eagles in 2016. More...

Boys soccer preview capsules

DIVISION IIICOACH: LAST SEASON: RETURNING PLAYERS: NEWCOMERS: OUTLOOK: TEAMS TO BEAT: OPENER:  More...

Local soccer club embarks on its ninth season

Eight years ago, Gilford residents Christian Zimmermann and Scott Workman noticed what appeared to them to be a void in the local youth sports landscape.  Both men were avid soccer players with eight-year-old sons who were interested in learning More...

Police Logs

Sanbornton Police Log

The Sanbornton Police Department responded to 37 calls for service from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20. More...

Laconia Police Log

LACONIA – City police responded to 62 calls for service and made three arrests from Tuesday, Aug. 23 to Wednesday, Aug. 24. More...

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Ask Dr. K

Fit teens and young adults have reduced diabetes risk

DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage son doesn't like sports or exercise. Diabetes runs in our family. You say exercise protects against diabetes and is valuable even in young adults. More...

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Blake Lively, 29; Tim Burton, 58; Elvis Costello, 62; Sean Connery, 86.  More...

Bridge

Breaking through if the break is good

William Arthur Ward, a writer of inspirational maxims who died in 1994, said, "Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records."  More...

Nation

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare More...

As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. More...

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework. More...