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 Full Story

ALL THAT REMAINS OF a 216-year-old home at 717 Perch Road in Campton is the chinmey after a fire destroyed the residence early Wednesday morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (COURTESY CAMPTON-THORNTON FIRE DEPARTMENT)

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 Full Story

REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE CHALLENGER JIM RUBENS was in Laconia on Friday.  He criticized Sen. Kelly Ayotte's amendment that would ban those on the 'No Fly List' from purchasing firearms.  Rubens said that such a law would violate due process protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.  (JIM CLARK/CITIZEN)

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. Full Story

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 Full Story

Local small business to host big opportunity for youth

   LACONIA— A local bushiness is doing their part to help community youth take flight.Scotia Technology is supporting the education of young aviators in the WinnAero ACE academy in July. Full Story

Tri-County Transit expanding hours

   BERLIN— Full Story

Kathy Smith, RN, Parish Nurse at First United Methodist Church, Gilford, presents a check in the amount of $1125.00 to Colleen Garrity, President of Belknap House. (Courtesy)

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 Full Story

MONUMENT MAN Jeff Haines the Road Agent for the
Town of Center Harbor admires his handiwork after
reinstalling the bronze sculpture of 'Kona' that
spent the winter in Woburn, MA. being cleaned and
having its protective patina reapplied by master
sculpture and restoration expert Robert Shure of
Skylight Studios. (BEA LEWIS/CITIZEN)

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. Full Story

ARCHEOLOGY STUDENT PATRICK FINNIGAN excavates an opening in the basement of St. Paul's Memorial United Methodist Church in South Bend, Ind. (ROBERT FRANKLIN, SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, via AP)

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. Full Story

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. Full Story

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. (CITIZEN FILE PHOTO)

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. Full Story

Brookside Pizza vs AAVID Thermalloy

Armand J Laramie Babe Ruth

   To view high resolution photos of these images go to . Click on the gallery to view (Armand J Laramie Babe Ruth) then click on the small triangle to begin slideshow. Full Story


New England cottontail making a comeback in the region

   MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press  Full Story

Muskrats shutout Pilgrims

   LACONIA — Full Story

LSU's Ben Simmons walks up on stage after being selected as the top pick by the Philadelphia 76ers during the NBA draft Thursday in New York. 

(Frank Franklin II/AP)

76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

   NEW YORK  — The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. Full Story

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, poses for a photo with Jaylen Brown after Brown was selected third overall by the Boston Celtics during the NBA draft Thursday in New York. 

(Frank Franklin II/AP)

Celtics resist overtures, pick Jaylen Brown with third pick

   BOSTON — The Boston Celtics have selected Jaylen Brown with the third pick in NBA draft.Brown, a 6-foot-7 forward out of California, averaged 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game en route to being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.He also Full Story

Rahm turns pro, takes early lead at Quicken Loans National

   BETHESDA, Md. — Jon Rahm couldn't remember a single shot he took in a professional debut to remember. Full Story

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock questions an official during the first period of an NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Babcock and Lou Lamoriello were hired a year ago to restore the Toronto Maple Leafs' long-lost luster. The next step in the once-iconic franchise's rebuilding plan takes place on Friday when the Maple Leafs are expected to pin their hopes on Arizona-born center, Auston Matthews, with the first pick in the NHL draft. 

(Gene J. Puskar/AP File)

Maple Leafs' overhaul continues with 1st pick in NHL draft

   BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs' first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL'smost recognized franchises. Full Story

Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts tosses his helmet after his walkoff RBI-single during the 10th inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park Thursday in Boston. 

(Charles Krupa/AP)

Red Sox beat White Sox 8-7 in 10 innings, avert 4-game sweep

   BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts singled in the game-winning run in the 10th inning as the BostonRed Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 8-7 on Thursday and averted a sweep of their four-game series. Full Story

Mario Andretti smiles at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar is returning to Road America for the first time since 2007 this Sunday. Tony Kanaan and Andretti, who won at the road course three times in the 1980s, are among the drivers eager for the return of the open wheel series to the sprawling, 4-mile track on a woody campus that resembles a campground. 

(Sharon Ellman/AP File)

Back on track: Drivers hail IndyCar return to Road America

   ELKHART LAKE, Wis. Full Story

The countdown to the University of New Hampshire's football season is on as the Wildcats anxiously await the opening of the new Wildcat Stadium with a contest against Holy Cross on Saturday, September 10.

(UNH Insider)

Countdown(s) to kickoff

UNH football season is right around the corner

   The football countdowns are on. Yes, countdowns. Plural.   There are 45 days left before members of the UNH football team report back to campus on Aug. Full Story

Crematorium lawsuit intensifies with counterclaim

   MEREDITH – The legal battle concerning the operation of a crematorium by a local funeral home is intensifying. Full Story

RENEE SPELTZ has been named the new chair of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Board of Trustees. (Courtesy)

Winnipesaukee Playhouse introduces new trustees

   MEREDITH- The Winnipesaukee Playhouse has announced that it is kicking off the summer season with a new executive team for the board of trustees, which includes new chair Renee Speltz. Full Story

Science Center to hold H2Ooooh! Day

   HOLDERNESS- The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center opened its new Water Matters Pavilion this past spring, and on July 7 the center will be holding the H2Ooooh! Full Story

MEREDITH BAY will be filled with fireworks in an event hosted by the Greater Meredith Program on July 4. (Courtesy)

Rubber ducks, chicken BBQ and fireworks in Meredith on July 4

   MEREDITH- In what has become an annual tradition, the Greater Meredith Program will be hosting the Independence Day fireworks over Meredith Bay on July 4. Full Story

S. PETER KARAGIANIS speaks at a gathering honoring the life and civic contributions of his late father, Peter Karagianis, in a special ceremony outside the Belknap Mill in Laconia on Thursday. The walkway beside the mill has been designated as Peter Karagianis Way in tribute to his efforts to preserve the mill for future generations.  (ED PIERCE/CITIZEN)

Thursday gathering lauds 'Mr. Laconia'

Peter Karagianis Day honors staunch Belknap Mill supporter

   LACONIA — Somewhere 'Mr. Laconia' is smiling and nodding his approval as a downtown gathering Thursday morning paid tribute to his memory and recalled his staunch defense of preserving the Belknap Mill when it faced demolition decades ago. Full Story

A faint analogy of an unimaginable heaven

   A pastor friend of mine, not trying to be irreverent or sacrilegious, once shared with me his own faint analogy of eternal hell—waking up every day and discovering yet again that it was moving day. Full Story

I support new parking garage proposal

   Editor, Citizen At the last City Council meeting, Councilor Bownes introduced a proposal for a new Parking Garage to be located in the City Parking Lot next to City Hall.This Monday, June 27, there will be a Public Hearing on this matter and the Coun Full Story

Calling all entrepreneurs

   Editor, Citizen With the kids now out of school, we are officially into the summer months.Summer to me means hot weather, the smell of freshly cuts lawns and visits to the beach.But it also means one other thing that appears to be lacking here in Lac Full Story