Tanger Outlets kicks off holiday shopping with special hours and deals

Tanger’s Biggest Sale of the Year Starts at 6pm On Thanksgiving Day WHAT: Tanger Outlets Tilton will open on Thanksgiving Day from 6 pm - Midnight, offering consumers the opportunity to get a head start on their holiday shopp More...

Posted 11/24/2015 10:23 PM

Restaurant owner's generosity to feed 500 on Thanksgiving

Soda Shoppe's Mike Soucy hosts free neighborhood dinner for residents Thursday

LACONIA -- Mike Soucy grew up in Laconia and can recall a time when neighbors helped neighbors and everyone truly cared about those who lived nearby. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 07:02 PM

Hassan strives to keep N.H. roads safe

December has been proclaimed "Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month"

MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Ballroom in Church Landing was filled with police and emergency personnel around the state, as well as various government officials, for the Governor’s Highway Safety Luncheon where Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed More...

Posted 11/24/2015 03:38 AM

Tax rate set for Laconia

Amount falls 38 cents from original projection

City Manager Scott Myers told members of the Laconia City Council on Monday night that the tax rate for Laconia residents will be $22.20 per thousand of valuation, which is 38 cents than original projections.  More...

Posted 11/24/2015 01:31 AM

New vehicles boost Huot Center's Automotive Program

Students able to work on three GM products thanks to donation by LRCC

LACONIA -- A generous gift is significantly impacting students in the Huot Technical Center's Auotmotive Program. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 08:17 PM

Judge yanks suspect's bail in drug death case

LACONIA -- A judge has jailed a Northfield man awaiting trial for selling a lethal dose of drugs, ruling there was convincing evidence he violated the conditions of his release on bail. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 06:37 PM

Cannon Street Bridge in final stages

NORTHFIELD — A two-monthlong renovation project to upgrade the Cannon Street Bridge between the towns of Tilton and Northfield is headed down the home stretch. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:30 AM

Meredith settles tax abatement

MEREDITH — Selectmen unanimously approved an abatement settlement dating back to 2013 to avoid bringing the town to court, awarding the former property owner of 64 Wagon Wheel Trail $2,000. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:30 AM


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Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

August unemployment rate down slightly

CONCORD — New Hampshire's unemployment rate went down slightly in August. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Deadline nears for Solarize signups

WEATHERSFIELD — Homeowners have been given until Sept. 30 to sign up for the second round of the Solarize Upper Valley program of Vital Communities to make solar energy less costly and more accessible. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Habitat for Humanity looks to strengthen community bonds in Claremont

CLAREMONT — It takes a village. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Hassan, GOP lawmakers reach budget deal ahead of veto day

CONCORD — Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Maggie Hassan have reached a budget compromise that includes business tax cuts sought by the GOP and a pay raise for state employees, potentially ending a month's long stalemate. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM


Castleton tops PSU women’s basketball

PLYMOUTH – Visiting Castleton University had three players scoring 14 points apiece, as they jumped out to an early lead that they would not relinquish, defeating Plymouth State University women’s basketball, 63-42, at Foley Gymnasium on Tuesday even More...

Posted 11/25/2015 03:28 AM

Manziel benched by Browns for off-field behavior

BEREA, Ohio — Dropped from starter to third-stringer — without playing a game.Johnny Manziel partied his way out of the lineup during Cleveland's bye week.Browns coach Mike Pettine benched the polarizing quarterback on Monday for his off-field behavi More...

Posted 11/25/2015 03:01 AM

With Amendola sidelined, Brady could be hurting for targets

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is running out of receivers. More...

Posted 11/25/2015 02:55 AM


STEM challenge unites Gilford High students

Students worked together in teams to solve an innovative challenge at Gilford High School Tuesday morning. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 10:54 PM

Laconia students state finalists in essay contest

LHS juniors argue merits of dress codes in writings

Two students from Laconia Hgh School have been announced as finalists by the New Hampshire Supreme Court for its Constitution Day Essay Contest.  More...

Posted 11/24/2015 09:44 PM

Progress for River's Edge

WORK IS PROGRESSING on the $7.8 million River's Edge project across the Winnipesaukee River from Laconia City Hall. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 09:27 PM

Lakes Food

Gluten drives Cheerios recall

General Mills recalls 1.8M boxes on allergy risk

NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:31 AM

You’ve got the chops

Even you can master a restaurant-quality seared pork chop at home

Sometimes restaurant meals really stun you. You experience a dish so amazing you find yourself saying, “Oh, I could never make that at home.” But then you pause for a moment and think, “Or could I?” More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:31 AM

Farmers market to open in Wolfeboro

Vendors sought for Nov. 14 start date

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market will host a winter market in Wolfeboro, beginning Saturday, Nov. 14, and running on the second and fourth Saturday of each month through April 9. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:31 AM



Large distribution company seeking responsible and competent individual. Duties to include, but not limited to  overall responsibility for the safety and efficiency of operation. Strong organizational skills a must. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 02:37 PM


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Posted 10/8/2015 02:31 AM

Rental Sharing

Laconia 2Roommates $135-145/wk Sober environment. All inclusive. Will go fast. 455-2014. Every hour the Universe expands by a billion miles in all directions. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:31 AM

Around Town

Around Town

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Free lunches GOSHEN — A Free Luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Goshen Community Church. All are welcome. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Health & Fitness

FDA bans sales of Camel Crush Bold

Camel Crush Bold cigarettes, a R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. brand, are on display at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM


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Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Panel backs aspirin for heart health only in certain adults

WASHINGTON — A government task force says a daily lowdose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke — and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM



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Posted 11/12/2015 06:07 PM

Grafton County Indictments

NORTH HAVERHILL – A Grafton County grand jury returned a number of indictments and misdemeanor charges when it met on Nov. 20. More...

Posted 11/25/2015 02:07 AM

The wacky world of science

Inter-Lakes students treated to a unique science assembly

MEREDITH- There’s not much better than seeing children completely awe-struck by science, but that was the case on Tuesday when Mark Goldstein stopped into Inter-Lakes High School to put on the “Tournament of Science.” More...

Posted 11/24/2015 10:34 PM

"Grandma's Tradition"

Mae Hart Thanksgiving dinner gives people a place to celebrate

Hart’s Turkey Farm owner Russ Hart’s grandmother Mae Hart felt that nobody should be alone on holidays, and Hart’s Turkey Farm has taken her philosophy very seriously by offering a free Thanksgiving meal each year since 1988. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 09:48 PM

Eric Mintel Quartet to play "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Meredith — Whether you’re a jazz lover, a holiday lover or just a big fan of Charlie Brown, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse is hosting a show that anyone will be able to get into when they bring the Eric Mintel Quartet to town. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 05:43 PM

Gilford property owner involved in land dispute facing prostitution charge

LACONIA — A Massachusetts man found responsible for legal fees incurred by the Governor's Island Club during litigation opposing a building project on his Gilford property is now facing criminal charges in his home state.Richard Homsi, More...

Posted 11/24/2015 01:46 AM

Belmont Winni Trail construction to resume

Construction on the Winnisquam Scenic Trail, better known as the Winni Trail in Belmont, is set to resume in spite of delays, says Belmont Land Use Technician Rick Ball. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 09:17 PM

Fowl feud put to roost

LACONIA - Criminal charges for alleged death threats at a zoning board meeting over the fate of a rooster named “Pecker,” pending against a Laconia woman were dismissed by the prosecutor on Monday, after the defendant agreed to plead g More...

Posted 11/23/2015 07:10 PM

T’wolves blank Somersworth, extend win streak


SOMERSWORTH — The Prospect Mountain boys soccer team collected its 11th win in a row on Tuesday as they beat Somersworth High School, 4-0, in Division III action. The Timberwolves are now 11-1 in their bid to defend their D-III title. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:31 AM

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Posted 10/8/2015 02:30 AM

Merrifield re-elected

Franklin voters asked to choose mayor, councilor, school board member

FRANKLIN — Ken Merrifield will continue in his role as city mayor after defeating lifelong resident Logan Barbosa in Tuesday’s city election, with a 651 to 230 vote. This will be Merrifield’s fifth term as mayor. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:30 AM

Unity Historical Society to meet, discuss Old Home Day

UNITY — The Unity Historical Society will meet Sept. 23 to discuss Old Home Day returning to its historic roots. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Group marks 100th year of New Hampshire presidential primary

CONCORD — New Hampshire will mark the 100th anniversary of its presidential primary by turning old-fashioned ballot boxes into time capsules that both honor the past and look to the future. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Head- on collision on Route 103 sends two to hospital

SUNAPEE — Two motorists were transported by ambulance to New London Hospital shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday following a head-on collision on Route 103 in the area of Sanctuary Farm. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

City set to begin major roadwork next week

CLAREMONT — City DPW Director Scott Sweet is asking motorists to plan a few extra minutes into their daily commutes as crews begin six to eight weeks of major road work on Monday, Sept. 21. Repairs are slated to start at 7 a.m. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Breaking Story

‘Muzzle brake’ is silencer says ATF

CONCORD — A U.S. District Court Judge has sided with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in finding that a “muzzle brake” on a prototype rifle that New Hampshire gun maker Sig Sauer wanted to market is actually a silencer. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:30 AM


Barbara Ford Holden

Barbara was born on Oct. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 10:49 PM

Edward Demond Fowler

DOVER — Edward Demond Fowler, 78, of Dover, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 after a period of declining health.  Edward was born in Manchester on Aug. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 10:44 PM

John P. “Moose” Moussette

Hill – John P. “Moose” Moussette, 68, of 892 Rt 3A, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in his home after a period of failing health. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 10:36 PM


Eric Mintel Quartet to play "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Meredith — Whether you’re a jazz lover, a holiday lover or just a big fan of Charlie Brown, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse is hosting a show that anyone will be able to get into when they bring the Eric Mintel Quartet to town. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 05:43 PM

Police Logs

Laconia District Court Log

LACONIA - Judge Edward M. Gordon heard the following cases in the 4th Circuit, District Division, Laconia Court: More...

Posted 11/24/2015 07:23 PM

Laconia District Court Log

Judge James M. Carroll IV heard the following cases in the 4th Circuit, District Division, Laconia Court:On Nov. 20, John C. McGonagle, 22, 210 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, pleaded guilty to drinking in public at Bartlett Beach, Laconia, on Sept. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 07:19 PM

Moultonborough Police Log

The Moultonborough Police Department responded to 361 calls for service from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 05:18 PM


I support Hillary Clinton for president

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Posted 11/24/2015 09:54 PM

Thank you for coming to the United States

Editor, CitizenOn Sunday afternoon we attended a very cool interfaith service at Temple B'Nai Israel in Laconia. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 09:11 PM

The world needs more honest people

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Posted 11/24/2015 09:08 PM



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Vermont city claims title of ‘solar capital of New England’

RUTLAND, Vt. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM

Conservationists push for Atlantic’s 1st national monument


Posted 10/6/2015 03:50 PM


Shaheen wants millions to fight drugs in state

CONCORD — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is proposing $600 million in emergency funding to address an opioid and heroin abuse crisis that she says is spiraling out of control. More...

Posted 11/24/2015 11:35 AM

Woman who killed random shopper get life in prison

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman who stabbed a random shopper to death in the ice cream aisle of a supermarket was sentenced Monday to life in prison.  More...

Posted 11/24/2015 11:18 AM

Water, water everywhere

South Carolina sees sun, but flooding ordeal far from over

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 17 deaths. More...

Posted 10/8/2015 02:31 AM