Bank of New Hampshire to acquire Community Guaranty Savings Bank

   LACONIA –  Bank of New Hampshire and Community Guaranty Savings Bank Monday jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Bank of New Hampshire, through its parent company BNH Financial, has agreed to acquire Commun Full Story

'Tis the season to receive some retirement education

Attend a complimentary workshop to learn from experts

   FRANKLIN – Independence Financial Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Savings Bank, offering investment, insurance and financial planning services, is hosting a number of workshops throughout the month of December, covering  Full Story

PSU PRESIDENT DONALD BIRX, left, with Professor Michael Fischler, who is the University’s longest tenured educator. Fischler started teaching at Plymouth State in 1970. (COURTESY)

PSU Honors Retirees and Longtime Employees in Recognition Ceremony

Largest-Ever Number of Employees Acknowledged at Annual Event

   PLYMOUTH  –– The Plymouth State University President Donald Birx recognized a record 102 University employees and 29 retirees in a Nov. 12 recognition ceremony at Heritage Commons. Full Story

THE GILMANTON Board of Selectmen appointed Rachel Hatch as their new Chairman after a dispute arose during a recent meeting. (MICHAEL WEISS/CITIZEN)

Gilmanton Selectmen appoint new chairman

Meeting dispute leads to removal of previous chair

   GILMANTON—The Board of Selectmen in Gilmanton appointed Rachel Hatch as their new chairman on Nov. 18, removing Donald Guarino as chair after a tax meeting turned heated. Full Story

Mediation likely in strip club suit

   CONCORD - The lawsuit filed by the owner of a topless bar in Gilford claiming that town and state officials conspired to put him out of business appears headed for resolution. Full Story

Former Belknap County inmate claims he was denied medical treatment

   LACONIA – A former inmate at the Belknap County House of Corrections has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his civil rights were violated because he was denied needed medical care.Dale Clark , 42, formerly of Franklin, charges that his severe psoriasi Full Story

CHILDREN DRESSED like elves ride on a float in last year's Laconia Holiday Parade. This year's parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wyatt Park and ends at Veterans Square where Santa will light the city's official Christmas tree. (ED PIERCE/CITIZEN)

Laconia waiting for annual Holiday Parade

Residents to line Main Street for glimpse of performers late Sunday afternoon

   LACONIA — Santa and the Grinch will march together down Main Street come Sunday afternoon to a cheering crowd hoping to catch the holiday spirit. Full Story

Distributing toys for those in need

Meredith Police Officer Bart Merrill coordinates the local Toys for Tots drive

   For the 12th straight year, the Patrol Officer Bart Merrill of the Meredith Police Department has been running a Toys for Tots drive, which sends toys to various organizations that ensure local children will have presents for the holidays. Full Story

Tolerance condemns oppression of others

   Editor, Citizen Do you remember being in school and someone broke a rule and the entire class lost recess? Full Story

DWI License Revocations

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