Contest opens Monday to create new Laconia flag

LACONIA — The public will soon be using their artistic skills to help the city of Laconia create a new city flag and one lucky individual could walk away with $500 for their winning design. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 01:12 PM

Judge declines to issue injunction is alleged slander case

Speaker warned continued statements about funeral home come at own risk

MEREDITH – Citing restraint of free speech, a judge had declined to gag the owners of a local museum from making critical statements about the operation of a neighboring crematorium, but warned that continued disparaging statements without proof, com More...

Posted 7/28/2016 04:22 PM

Sanbornton man sentenced for heroin, fentanyl conspiracy

CONCORD — A Sanbornton man has been sentenced to 96 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to a federal indictment charging him with eight counts of distribution and one count More...

Posted 7/28/2016 02:58 PM

Victim sues county over ex-deputy rape case

Victim claims county responsible for employee's actions

  LACONIA – A woman who claims she was among the inmates victimized by disgraced Deputy Sheriff Justin Blanchette has filed a lawsuit naming both Blanchette and the county as defendants. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 02:49 PM

Local black walnut tree named to New Hampshire Big Tree List

LACONIA — A 130-year-old black walnut tree on the property at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center has been officially added to the New Hampshire Big Tree list, established by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 01:35 PM

Saving mustangs through training

Jim Ogden is training for the Extreme Mustang Makeover next month

MEREDITH- It hasn’t been an easy ride for Jim Ogden to train his mustang Natasha for the upcoming Extreme Mustang Makeover, mostly due to a setback due to an injury Ogden sustained on a job site. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 06:29 PM

Breaking News - 7/26/2016 5:37 PM

Police make prostitution arrest in Laconia

LACONIA — Police officers have arrested and charged an Andover man suspected of soliciting a prostitute in Laconia. According to Laconia Police Department Lt. More...

Posted 7/26/2016 05:24 PM

Troopers capture Belmont DWI suspect following pursuit

CANTERBURY -- New Hampshire State Troopers have arrested a Belmont driver suspected of aggravated driving while intoxicated following a pursuit on I-93 that stretched from Bow to Franklin. More...

Posted 7/26/2016 06:20 AM

Lakes Region man settles lawsuit filed against actor Charlie Sheen

Keith Fitzgerald still facing theft charges in Belknap County

LACONIA – A Center Harbor man facing criminal charges for abusing a power of attorney to siphon hundreds of thousands of dollars from investment accounts owned by his terminally ill father, has settled a lawsuit he filed against actor Charlie Sheen. More...

Posted 7/26/2016 04:37 PM

Franklin Police seek burglary suspect

FRANKLIN—Police are seeking a suspect who committed a burglary at a residence on Smith Hill Road on Monday afternoon.Franklin Police Detective Sgt. Ralph Hale Jr. More...

Posted 7/25/2016 08:48 PM

Gilford Police take 14 into custody during loud party

GILFORD—Police took 14 individuals into custody Saturday night on illegal possession of alcohol after responding to a complaint of a loud party in the area of Cottonwood Trail.Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee said officers responded to the noise comp More...

Posted 7/25/2016 12:53 PM

Nation's oldest drum, fife band to play in Holderness

Celebrate Holderness is on Aug. 6

HOLDERNESS- Five years ago Holderness celebrated its 250th anniversary in an event that attracted 3,000 people to the town. More...

Posted 7/25/2016 02:48 PM

Laconia hires new public works director

LACONIA — An experienced professional engineer has been hired as Laconia's new public works director. On Monday, Laconia City Manager Scott Myers said that Wesley B. Anderson of Laconia will replace Paul Moynihan on Aug. 15. More...

Posted 7/25/2016 04:08 PM

Storms over weekend keep officials busy

Lakes Region damage was minimal

LACONIA- While there were certainly some power outages and calls to local fire departments stemming from Saturday’s thunderstorms, city fire officials and others around the Lakes Region are breathing a sigh of relief that the damage wasn’t as serious More...

Posted 7/25/2016 03:39 PM

Four-alarm brush fire breaks out in Gilmanton

GILMANTON- More than 50 firefighters from a large amount of fire departments in the Lakes Region and beyond fought an extensive brush fire on Sunday night, and while Chief Paul Hempel said it was too early to tell for sure, he believes that the blaze More...

Posted 7/24/2016 09:30 PM

Residents from Sanbornton celebrate Old Home Day

SANBORNTON- Residents from Sanbornton and surrounding towns gathered for a day full of games, vendors, food and live demonstrations by blacksmiths and woodcutters on Saturday for Old Home Day, which had a day’s worth of activities that were fun for e More...

Posted 7/24/2016 07:25 PM

Busted in Belknap

JULY 23, 2016

Who's been arrested in Belknap County? More...

Posted 7/23/2016 07:56 AM

Northfield highway employee dies in accident

NORTHFIELD — An accident outside the Northfield Highway Department on Park Street killed a town worker while crews were moving equipment Thrusday morning.According Nortfield Police to member of the left a worker dead. More...

Posted 7/22/2016 09:26 AM

Local Democrats open headquarters in Laconia

LACONIA—About 50 local Democrats showed up Thursday night at the Belknap County Democratic headquarters to get ready for the fall campaign season and mobilize support for all Democratic candidates, from presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinto More...

Posted 7/22/2016 02:45 PM

New Citizen electronic edition arrives Tuesday

LACONIA — Starting Monday, readers of The Citizen online will be able to experience a redesigned electronic edition of the newspaper. More...

Posted 7/22/2016 01:34 PM

Lake Week kicks off today on Newfound Lake

BRISTOL- The second annual Lake Week hosted by the Newfound Lake Region Association kicks off today at the Grey Rocks Conservation area in Hebron, where Program Manager Andrew Veilleux said there is a full day of fun activities planned focused on the More...

Posted 7/22/2016 06:55 PM

City man waives right to probable cause hearing

LACONIA – A city man charged with firing a gun and threatening to set on his dogs on a police officer trying to serve him notice of a court hearing, has waived his right to a probable cause hearing and remains jailed in lieu of $35,000 cash bail. More...

Posted 7/21/2016 02:37 PM

Driver suspected of overdose with child in car

LACONIA -- Police suspect a Meredith driver of overdosing and then crashing her car with a 19-month old child along for the ride Tuesday evening,  More...

Posted 7/20/2016 05:44 AM

Local inmates learn to grow

County jail farm is going strong

LACONIA- Inmates at the Belknap County Jail have been working hard at an on-site farm where more than 30 types of vegetables are being grown to be sold at a farm stand that is open six days a week. More...

Posted 7/20/2016 06:55 PM

Church

Biblical sale: Christian theme park puts items on the block

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Posted 7/22/2016 03:08 PM

Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of ban

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination's ban on same-sex relationships.  More...

Posted 7/22/2016 03:02 PM

Vatican ratchets up defense of pope's family document

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis' landmark document on family life, ratcheting up its defense of the pope with new vigor as bishops begin implementing the document around the world. More...

Posted 7/22/2016 03:01 PM

Obituaries   Free Access  

Jayne Schabacker Brown

THORNTON — Jayne Schabacker Brown, 58, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, comfortably in her home surrounded by her loving family after a valiant fight against cancer. Jayne was born April 22, 1957 in Denville N.J. More...

Posted 2/25/2016 05:01 PM

Walter Goodwin

LACONIA — Walter Harry Goodwin 98, of Wellington Drive died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at Lakes Region General Hospital.Walter was born July 12, 1917 in Haverhill,  son to the late Earle L. and Lillian (Hartley) Goodwin. More...

Posted 2/25/2016 04:51 PM

Walter Goodwin

LACONIA — Walter Harry Goodwin 98, of Wellington Drive died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at Lakes Region General Hospital.Walter was born July 12, 1917 in Haverhill, son to the late Earle L. and Lillian (Hartley) Goodwin. More...

Posted 2/25/2016 04:46 PM

Local

Two upcoming events for your inner artist

LACONIA- The Taylor Community is hosting two events for the hidden artist in everyone. At 1 p.m. in the Woodside Building on August 9, come find out why adult coloring is becoming the new trend.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 05:38 PM

Presenting New Hampshire, A State of Mind

MEREDITH- Get into the New Hampshire mindset with the latest event at the Meredith Historical Society. New Hampshire, A State of Mind, will be presented at 7 p.m. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 05:14 PM

Americorps Vista Program needs service-minded volunteers

LACONIA—AmeriCorps VISTA is now recruiting for the Families in Transition Program for the 2016-2017 service year.  AmeriCorps volunteers are needed in Laconia as well as in Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and Franconia. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 02:13 PM

History

S&W builds 4-story Union Avenue plant

LACONIA — Scott & Williams Inc. had changed its plans for “the new factory building which they are erecting in connection with their plant at Casino square,” The Laconia Democrat reported, 100 years ago this week.  More...

Posted 7/17/2016 06:43 PM

Dr. Greene ererctss novel, costly ‘castle’

LACONIA — Dr. J.A. Greene, of Boston, “whose Nervura advertisement has become quite familiar to readers of the Democrat,” had acquired a summer residence at Long Island, in Moultonboro, The Laconia Democrat reported, 125 years ago this week. More...

Posted 7/17/2016 06:39 PM

Draftees, aluminum drives in 1941

LACONIA —   Selective Service Board No. 7 of Laconia had “been ordered to deliver five men leaving Laconia, Friday, Aug. More...

Posted 7/17/2016 06:34 PM

Lakes Food and Entertainment

Hints from Heloise

 A knack for the new?  Dear Readers: We wrote a column encouraging readers to get out there and TRY SOMETHING NEW. A reader wrote in with this response: "I surely do love your column in the San Antonio Express-News. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:19 AM

Dear Abby

Mom fights feeling of guilt over son being an only child

DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of a 13-year-old son, my only child. For the past 10 years I have been living with mounting guilt over the fact that he doesn't have a sibling. It's not because my husband and I haven't tried, we have. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:14 AM

Bridge

A card's moment in the spotlight

Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of the rock band Queen, said, "I designed the Queen crest. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:09 AM

Region

Hiker hit by lightning refuses help; rescuers ignore him

TWIN MOUNTAIN (AP) — Authorities say a hiker apparently struck by lightning in New Hampshire's White Mountains spent a night in a "slow and painful attempt" to hike out of the woods and declined help when a group of hiking firefigh More...

Posted 7/25/2016 06:12 PM

How northern New England compares in electing women

CONCORD — When it comes to women in elected office, Maine stands out for longevity, Vermont for relatively high representation in its Legislature and New Hampshire for achievements across all levels of government.  More...

Posted 7/25/2016 06:11 PM

State liquor store sales up $36 million in record year

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire Liquor Commission officials say they saw a record $678 million in sales in the fiscal year that ended June 30. More...

Posted 7/24/2016 04:27 PM

Health & Fitness

Why you need vitamin E - and how to get your daily dose

(BPT) - You get your fill of vitamins C and D by eating oranges and soaking in a little sun each day, which is good for your body and mind. Small habits like these can have a big impact on your overall health and help you feel your best each day. More...

Posted 7/20/2016 10:16 AM

Utah Zika case raising new questions about how virus spreads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The case of a Utah man who contracted the Zika virus after caring for his infected father raised new questions for health experts who said Tuesday that the investigation could guide new research into the way the disease spreads. More...

Posted 7/20/2016 10:14 AM

Poor Posture Takes a Toll

(NewsUSA) While the media has jumped on warnings about "tech neck" -- the neck pain and damage sustained from hunching over smartphones and other devices for too long -- you're actually risking harm to your overall health if just about any part of yo More...

Posted 7/6/2016 09:27 AM

Calendar

January 2016 events at the Meredith Public Library

Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016TAB Meeting at the Meredith Library —  3:30 p.m. More...

Posted 1/3/2016 09:34 PM

GILMANTON Year-round Library Events - December

The following events will be offered by the Gilmanton Year-Round Library during the month of December. More...

Posted 12/4/2015 11:03 AM

Gilford middle and high school to hold annual holiday fair

GILFORD — The halls of Gilford middle school and high school will fill with over 130 crafters and school sponsored clubs Saturday,to sell their wares.There will something for everyone, including candles, pet products, stained glass, crystal ornaments More...

Posted 12/2/2015 09:56 PM

Classifieds

L604 Apartment Unfurnished

Bristol- 1 Bed. H & HW. Parking. $170/wk. Call 603-455-1688.  More...

Posted 2/19/2016 02:24 PM

Help Wanted

Help wanted- Diesel mechanic wanted for local shop. Experience & tools required. Great pay and benefits. Call anytime 603-393-6919.  More...

Posted 2/18/2016 04:49 PM

Help Wanted

Help wanted- Looking for wait staff. Full or part time. Must be available weekends. Apply at Lakeside Restaurant. Across from Walmart enterance.  More...

Posted 2/18/2016 04:48 PM

The end of an era

Captain Bob Landry retires from the Laconia Fire Department

LACONIA- In a heartfelt reception, the Laconia Fire Department wished farewell to Capt. Bob Landry who is retiring after 27 years serving the community. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 06:07 PM

Boulia-Gorrell Lumber sells to Derry firm

Laconia company has been operated by four generations of Veazey Family

LACONIA — Ownership of one of the oldest family operated businesses in Laconia is changing. Earlier this week, a transaction was finalized to transfer ownership of Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Company at 176 Fair St. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 04:36 PM

Ben & Jerry's donates to I-Lakes Community Caregivers

MEREDITH- The InterLakes Community Caregivers provides thousands of service calls a year for four towns around the northern Lakes Region despite receiving no federal or state agency funding. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 05:01 PM

First Responders honored at Belmont Elementary School

BELMONT—The town's first responders to emergency and non-emergency calls—police officers, firefighters, medics, and emergency medical personnel—were honored during a lunch held on Thursday in the gymasium at Belmont Elementary School. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 12:29 PM

Commissioners vote to use agency nurses when in staffing bind

LACONIA- Earlier this week the Belknap County Commissioners approved having three contracts prepared for agency nursing units in case they are in a staffing bind in the future.“Just like every nursing home in the county we are having a lot of problem More...

Posted 7/27/2016 07:01 PM

Vehicles collide on Laconia Road in Belmont

BELMONT -- Police are investigating what caused an afternoon crash on Laconia Road in Belmont on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 06:30 AM

Gilford selectmen stay the course on road project schedule

GILFORD — The Board of Selectmen on Wednesday night unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to the town's existing road improvement plan for the remainder of this year. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 08:34 PM

Shaker Regional School Board receives year-end student discipline reports

BELMONT—Members of the Shaker Regional School District Board of Education on Tuesday night received a year-end student discipline reports from school principals. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 04:12 PM

Franklin Police arrest brazen burglary suspect

FRANKLIN — Police have tracked down and arrested a suspect sought in connectrion with a brazen daytime burglary at a residence on Smith Hill Road on Monday afternoon.According to Franklin Police Detective Sgt. More...

Posted 7/26/2016 05:55 AM

Renaissance Faire returns to Tilton

Black Swan Inn prepares to host 4th annual event Aug. 6-7

TILTON — Whether you're a Lord or a Lady, a squire or a vassal, there will be plenty to see and do when the 4th annual Renaissance Faire returns to the grounds of Tilton's Black Swan Inn on Aug. 6 and 7. More...

Posted 7/26/2016 02:39 PM

National Night Out nearing at Sanborn Park

LACONIA — Now in its 32th year, the National Night Out Program is about to make an annual return to Laconia. Police Lt. Richard Simmons said this year's National Night Out event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. More...

Posted 7/26/2016 04:10 PM

Lakes Region crowns up for grabs Saturday

Two young women to claim titles during pageant at Gilford Youth Center

GILFORD — The pressure will be on for a group of young women hoping to emerge with crowns while competing in the 2017 Miss Lakes Region and the 2017 Miss Lakes Region Outstanding Teen pageant on Saturday evening in Gilford. More...

Posted 7/25/2016 03:07 PM

Northfield Police establish fund to assist family of worker killed

NORTHFIELD—The town's Police Association has established a fund to help the family of Tom Wooten, a highway department worker who was killed in an accident at the town highway garage last week. More...

Posted 7/25/2016 01:13 PM

Local Dems react to Kaine as VP pick, DNC Chair resignation

LACONIA—Local Democratic town chairmen are praising Hillary Clinton's selection of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate, but have a divided view on the resignation over the weekend of Debbie Wasserman-Shultz as the nationa More...

Posted 7/25/2016 02:48 PM

Scuptors recognized at 'Evening with the Artists'

Event staged by Meredith Sculpture Walk

MEREDITH- Meredith Sculpture Walk Chair Bev Lapham praised the pieces of art on display this year, saying the art has been top notch and the demand to be a part of it is at a record high. More...

Posted 7/25/2016 07:50 PM

Golden View gets perfect score in state inspection

MEREDITH- Each year the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services performs an unannounced inspection of nursing facilities, and Golden View Health Care announced that its inspection was deficiency free and received a perfect score. More...

Posted 7/25/2016 04:07 PM

Poker run raises funds for local charities

MEREDITH- Between $9,000 and $10,000 was raised for four local charities on Sunday with the eighth annual Putting Kids and Families First Poker Run, which took 65 riders on motorcycles to four covered bridges in and around the Lakes Region. More...

Posted 7/24/2016 06:04 PM

Bringing music to Main Street

Make Music Plymouth provides free tunes from 75 musicians

PLYMOUTH — Songs filled the air on Main Street on Saturday with Make Music Plymouth, which had musicians from around the area playing in front of store fronts to the delight of those meandering around town. More...

Posted 7/24/2016 06:45 PM

Laconia DPW Director bids farewell

Paul Moynihan wrapping up 37-year career with city

LACONIA — Paul Moynihan didn't aspire for a career in public works, but 37 years and 9 months later, he's heading into retirement as one of the most respected public servants ever to work for the city of Laconia. More...

Posted 7/22/2016 03:04 PM

'Free the Nipple' protesters plead not guilty, prepare for trial

Trio challenges city ordinance prohibiting public breast baring

LACONIA – Three supporters of the Free the Nipple movement who were arrested for violating a city ordinance against public nudity have pleaded not guilty and waived formal arraignment. More...

Posted 7/22/2016 12:55 PM

Superintendent in Franklin hopes to bring back teachers

25 staff members were cut in May due to a budgeting shortfall

FRANKLIN- City and school officials have been working hard to tackle the SAU 18 budget shortfall that led to 25 staff members let go, and the ball continues to keep rolling in an effort to find money to bring back teachers that are necessary to how t More...

Posted 7/22/2016 05:36 PM

Local Republicans pleased with nomination of Trump

LACONIA—Now that the Republican convention in Cleveland is history and the GOP is getting ready for the fall campaign, local Republicans are expressing satisfaction with the ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. More...

Posted 7/22/2016 05:16 PM

Re-enactor to portray Mary Todd Lincoln in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — It’s not easy being the power behind the throne. Mary Todd was a well-educated and ambitious young woman when she first met the tall, introverted Abraham Lincoln at a dance in Springfield, Ill. in 1840. More...

Posted 7/21/2016 12:53 PM

President Grover Cleveland's summer home for sale in Tamworth

TAMWORTH—Just outside of this quiet community a piece of American history can be had as President Grover Cleveland's summer home is listed for sale. More...

Posted 7/21/2016 06:13 PM

Band returns to school-day schedule at Laconia High

LACONIA — This morning's announcement has got to be music to the ears of supporters of the Laconia High School Band. More...

Posted 7/20/2016 11:26 AM

Sports Galleries

NASCAR Sprint Cup

July 17, 2016
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Posted 7/18/2016 06:31 AM

Saturday, cars,cars.cars.....

NHMS Saturday July 16, 2016
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Posted 7/17/2016 05:40 AM

Images from Qualifying Day

July 15, 2016

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Posted 7/16/2016 01:21 PM

Sports

Garoppolo ready for new starring role with Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Jimmy Garoppolo spent the first two years of his NFL career firmly in the background of the Tom Brady Show, a role as the understudy least likely to be used. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 05:27 PM

SCC, nonprofits grateful to race fans and volunteers

LOUDON — With five races and more than 700 miles of racing action over the course of three days, the July NASCAR weekend saw five different winners drive into Sunoco Victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 05:24 PM

Third time's a charm

Alton Post 72 looks to make noise in States

ALTON — The Alton Claude R. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 07:02 PM

Features

New friends

We met Richard at the Manchester Airport where we all found ourselves abandoned by our airline. We had a wedding to get to and waiting for their next flight out the following afternoon was not an option. Along the way we found Richard. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:51 AM

Getting to the point

It’s a lazy summer day. The older I get, the more I return to my childhood. And if I was still that skinny, red-headed, freckled-faced tomboy, I’d be jumping off a huge granite rock or a diving board at the Point. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:35 AM

Breaking the Silence

Teen dating violence

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.  Nearly 1 in 10 high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their partner.   More...

Posted 7/27/2016 03:51 PM

Police Logs

DWI License Revocations

CONCORD – The Director of Motor Vehicles released the following list of Driving While Intoxicated revocations, noting the actual date of license loss may have preceded the release of the information. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 08:53 AM

Gilmanton Police Log

The Gilmanton Police Department responded to 94 calls for service from July 10 to July 23.Police arrested Lauri Montoya, 41, of Gilmanton on a bench warrant.Police arrested Courtney Bozeman, 35, of Gilmanton on a bench warrant.Police arrested Leo Han More...

Posted 7/27/2016 11:55 AM

Tilton Police Log

The Tilton Police Department responded to 456 calls for service from July 18 to July 24.Police arrested Alan Osgood for driving after suspension.Police arrested Amber Grant on a warrant.Police arrested Wayne McDonald for possession of drugs.Police ar More...

Posted 7/27/2016 10:35 AM

Opinion

Seeing through rose-colored glasses

Mary Poppins was “practically perfect in every way,” except that Mary Poppins isn’t real. I fall very short of “practically perfect” in any way, every single day. I do things I regret; even more I fail to do things I should. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 03:20 PM

Sanbornton Brouhaha

Editor, CitizenIn a recent letter to the editor Sanbornton resident Bill Whalen asked why the Sanbornton selectmen found it necessary to hold 11 non-public meetings in the last three months.    More...

Posted 7/28/2016 11:54 AM

Care I received was top-notch

Editor, CitizenNever in my wildest nightmares would I have expected a summer evening at a friend’s BBQ to hustle me off to LRGH and Genesis Rehab for 16 days. Such would be my misfortune through a freak accident over the holiday weekend. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 11:03 AM

Puzzles

Sudoku

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Crossword

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Posted 7/28/2016 10:27 AM

Celebrity Cipher

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Posted 7/28/2016 10:25 AM

Around Town

Franklin Savings Bank sponsorship helps Belknap House get masquerade ball rolling

LACONIA — Franklin Savings Bank is the first sponsor of the Belknap House Pumpkin Festival Masquerade Ball. The Ball will kick off the 2016 New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival in Laconia on Friday, Oct. 21 at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 12:29 PM

Local attorney becomes 'Of Counsel' after 44 years

LACONIA — After 44 years of trials, Attorney Bob Hemeon has become Of Counsel. A veteran of the US Navy, Hemeon joined Wescott Law as a partner in 1999, after nearly three decades as a criminal and civil litigator. More...

Posted 7/21/2016 12:31 PM

Lakes Region Cupcakes, Now Featuring Mel’s Creative Cakes, Re-Opens in Tilton

TILTON — Lakes Region Cupcakes, located on 285 Main Street in Tilton, re-opened under new ownership. More...

Posted 7/21/2016 12:20 PM

Nation

Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 04:22 PM

Rio readies for worst as terror threat hangs over Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 02:50 PM

Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms. More...

Posted 7/27/2016 02:58 PM

Misc

Honored For Public Service

A BOUQUET OF WILDFLOWERS is presented by Center Harbor Selectman Harry Viens to Ingrid Smith in recognition of her 30 years of service as Supervisor of the Checklist during Wednesday's annual Town More...

Posted 3/10/2016 12:51 PM

Full Metal Jacket

PRESIDENTIAL FRONTRUNNER DONALD TRUMP'S TRADEMARK HAIR is showcased in this metal sculpture on display at Toad Hall an art gallery in one of the many historic buildings that line Central Street i More...

Posted 3/8/2016 04:37 PM

Lakes Region Business Resource Fair

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Posted 2/11/2016 05:43 PM