SB 381 bad proposal for state

   Editor, Citizen As recycling has become normal in every household, it has become clear that we must reduce our waste to see the full potential of recycling. Full Story

Join us for Republican cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee

   Editor, Citizen New Hampshire Republicans: enjoy an early start on summer by joining fellow Republicans for an evening of dinner, dancing, fun, and politics on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.  Full Story

Stand Up Laconia meeting explores YRBS data

   LACONIA -- April's monthly meeting of Stand Up Laconia will include a presentation about results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey completed by Laconia High School students.The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Full Story

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Sheriff's deputies capture fugitive in New Hampton

   NEW HAMPTON -- Belknap County Sheriff's Department deputies have tracked down and arrested a wanted fugitive in New Hampton.According to Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin,  Joshua Umlah, 32, was captured at a home on Shingle Camp Road in Full Story

Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum (5) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) and guard Gerald Green (14) during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA playoffs first-round series, Wednesday in Miami.

(Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Hornets stun Heat with 90-88 win, take 3-2 series lead

   MIAMI — Courtney Lee's 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left put Charlotte ahead to stay, and the Hornets beat the Miami Heat 90-88 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night.The Hornets have won three straight games in the s Full Story

PLYMOUTH STATE’S Megan Tingley breaks around Heather Everett of the University of Southern Maine during Wednesday’s contest in Plymouth.

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PSU women’s lax tops USM, ends three-game skid

   PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State softball teams split a Little East Conference doubleheader with the University of Southern Maine Huskies at Plymouth State University Wednesday afternoon at D & M Park.  Full Story

Gilford Selectmen approve grant application for new senior housing

   GILFORD—The Gilford Board of Selectmen Wednesday night gave approval for the application of grant money that will go for the building of additional housing for low and medium income senior citizens. Full Story

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, right, is congratulated after his grand slam during the second inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday.

(Charles Krupa/AP)

Pedroia hits slam and solo HR, Red Sox beat Braves 9-4

   BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia had a grand slam and a solo homer, David Ortiz passed two Hall of FameRed Sox on the extra-base hits list and Boston beat Atlanta 9-4 on Wednesday night even as the Braves ended their 15-game homerless stretch.The&nb Full Story

New York Islanders' Shane Prince (11) scores his second goal during the first period of Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. 

(Chris O'Meara/AP)

Tavares, Prince lead Islanders past Lightning 5-3 in Game 1

   TAMPA, Fla. — Shane Prince scored twice during a three-goal first period and John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders' 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. Full Story

THE PUBLIC IS invited to meet mixed-media artists, Carole Groenke and Cilla Sheehan at a closing reception for the HYPNAGOGIA exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the VynnArt Gallery in Meredith.

'HYPNAGOGIA' coming to a close at VynnArt Gallery

   MEREDITH -- The public is invited to meet mixed-media artists, Carole Groenke and Cilla Sheehan at a closing reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 29. Full Story

Winni Players to present 'Guys and Dolls'

   MEREDITH -- The Winni Players, the community theatre branch of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, will be presenting the classic musical Guys and Dolls from May 5 to 8.   Full Story

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Stewart focused on having "fun" after NASCAR fine and policy change. 

(John Locher/AP File)

Stewart focuses on 'fun' after NASCAR fine, policy change

   INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Stewart kept his thoughts to himself after NASCAR beefed up the penalties for using fewer than five lug nuts on each wheel during a race.Carl Edwards and Chase Elliott both backed the move. Full Story

Hints from Heloise

   Online Price Can Be Quite Nice       ---       Dear Heloise: I was shopping for an ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH and checked online at a major big-box store. Full Story

Dear Abby

   DEAR ABBY: I am very excited to be proposing soon to the man I want to spend my life with. My family is excited for me -- with one exception. Full Story

Bridge

   A LIGHT OPENING MAY SWING THE RESULT Full Story

Astrology

   CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jessica Alba, 35; Penelope Cruz, 42; Jay Leno, 66; Ann-Margret, 75 Full Story

Dr. K

   DEAR READERS: In yesterday's column, I answered a reader's question about why doctors seem to change their minds about the best treatments for medical problems. I said that we doctors keep changing our minds because we're human. Full Story

Woman pleads guilty to Social Security, food stamp fraud

   CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to fraud for receiving Social Security, food stamp and disability benefits without reporting she was married until after her husband died. Full Story

SHERIFF CRAIG WIGGIN discusses the drug epidemic during a community forum with WEMJ where the focus was the new community corrections center scheduled to break ground on May 30. Also pictured is Belknap County Commission Chair Dave DeVoy. (BOB MARTIN/CITIZEN)

County officials talk jail, drug epidemic

   LACONIA- In an effort by Belknap County to get the word out about the new community corrections center and efforts being made to halt the drug problem in the area, various county officials were on WEMJ’s Community Forum on Wednesday evening to discus Full Story

ATTORNEY BRAD DAVIS, left, and Ernest
Justin Blanchette, confer in Hillsborough
County Superior Court North in Manchester
during the opening day of Blanchette's
trial. (BEA LEWIS/CITIZEN)

Jury must decide if deputy coerced inmate into sex

   LACONIA – A woman the state charges was raped by a deputy sheriff while he was driving her to prison told a jury the sex was consensual and that the defendant didn’t threaten her. Full Story

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8)shakes hands with Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) following Game 7 of an NHL second-round playoff series, in Washington. After dispatching the New York Rangers in five games, Pittsburgh faces top-seed Washington in the second round, their ninth postseason clash but the first since 2009. 

(Bruce Bennett/AP File)

After 7-year wait, 'Sid vs. Ovi' is back on

   The two faces most responsible for bringing the NHL full-throttle into the 21st century are inextricably linked. Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin get it, even if they'd rather not talk about it. Full Story

First lady Michelle Obama, fourth from right, joins members of Team USA and some children on a makeshift basketball court erected on New York City's Times Square Wednesday. The first lady was on hand as the United States Olympic Committee marked 100 days until the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero. 

(Doug Feinberg/AP)

Taurasi, Catchings, Bird headline US women's Olympic team

   NEW YORK — Four-time Olympians Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings headline the U.S. Full Story

North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz (11) carries the ball during the FCS championship NCAA game against Illinois State in Frisco, Texas. Wents is one of the top offensive players available in the NFL Draft, which starts April 28 in Chicago. 

(Tim Sharp/AP File)

Goff, Wentz at ease on eve of NFL draft

   CHICAGO — Jared Goff lobbed a few balls to a couple of lucky kids and practiced his coverage skills. Full Story

Stevens: Celtics' Thomas on track to play Game 6 vs. Hawks

   BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens says that all signs point toward Isaiah Thomas being able to play in Game 6 against the Hawks. Full Story

Atlanta Hawks' Mike Scott (32) and Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier go up for a rebound during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA playoff series Tuesday in Atlanta. The Hawks won 110-83 and lead the series 3-2. 

(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP)

Hawks, Celtics alone on playoff stage in close out game

   After a frenzied start to the week that saw some of the NBA's top players sidelined by injuries, Thursday will mark the quietest night in the NBA playoffs so far, with only one game scheduled. Full Story

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during an NFL Play 60 event at Grant Park Wednesday in Chicago before Thursday's first round of the NFL football draft. 

(Kiichiro Sato/AP)

Goodell: NFL ready to move on from 'Deflategate'

   CHICAGO — As far as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from "Deflategate." Full Story

Alli Carey of Plymouth Regional crosses the plate ahead of the Lebanon catcher's tag during their Division II game Wednesday afternoon in Plymouth. The Bobcats won 20-1 and push their record to a perfect 6-0 in Division II. 

(R.C. Greenwood/For The Citizen)

High School roundup: Bobcats surging

Plymouth softball clobbers Lebanon, now 6-0

   PLYMOUTH — Full Story

In this photo taken March 11, 2016, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to Carly Fiorina in Orlando, Fla., Friday, March 11, 2016. According to an AP Source: Cruz has picked Fiorina as his running mate (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

   INDIANAPOLIS — In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina — a woman who he said has repeatedly "shattered glass cei Full Story

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Former speaker Hastert sentenced to more than year in prison

   CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case tha Full Story

Syrian Mahmoud Shamoo, left, a technician and therapist helps a Syrian patient, who didn't want to be identified, with his first steps on his new prosthetic limb at a clinic in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, where hundreds of wounded Syrians come in every week to receive prosthetic limbs, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Treatment at the clinic is for free and only for Syrian civilians and fighters who lost their limbs in the war in their home country. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

Artificial limbs offer Syrians new chances at life

   REYHANLI, Turkey — Every time 3-year-old Seif wears his new prosthetic legs, the toddler puts up a fight. Full Story

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