McDonald's testing Happy Meals for breakfast

   NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is considering another addition to its all-day breakfast menu: Happy Meals. Full Story

In this Sept. 15, 2016 photo, Vidal Lopez coils rope on the deck of the Wavertree in the State Island borough of New York. The historic three-mast sailing ship is returning to New York City's seaport district as the centerpiece of a museum that is making a comeback. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Restored historic ship returning to once-devastated seaport

   NEW YORK — After a yearlong renovation, an iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885 is returning to New York City's seaport district as the centerpiece of a museum that is making a comeback after having the wind knocked out of its sa Full Story

Stocks move lower as energy, technology stocks fall

   NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes closed moderately lower on Friday following three days of gains. Several technology stocks traded heavily, including Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook. Full Story

Investing in New Hampshire forum to take place in Plymouth

   PLYMOUTH — A recent article on noted that questions about impact investing have undergone a significant shift, from “What is impact investing?” to “How do I do impact investing?” Full Story

Laconia High School's Maddy Todd puts down a kill through the arms of a ConVal defender during a Division II contest Saturday in Laconia. The Sachems rallied for a win in five sets.


High School Roundup: Laconia volleyball rallies in homecoming match


18-year-old rookie William Byron celebrates his victory in the UNOH 175, the inaugural race in the Camping World Truck Series Chase at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday.

(R C Greenwood/For The Citizen)

Rookie Byron runs away with UNOH 175

    LOUDON — William Byron came to New Hampshire Motor Speedway as the top overall seed for the inaugural Camping World Truck Series Chase. After Saturday’sUNOH 175, the 18-year-rookie is now locked into the next round of the Chase. Full Story


Some of the Chase for the Nascar Cup contenders

Friday September 23, 2016

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LACONIA SOPHOMORE BACK Kelby Brooker (20) fights for a couple extra yards as he is tripped up by Pembroke's Alex Pratt (ground) during Friday's Homecoming contest. The Sachems raced out to a 26-0 first quarter lead en route to a big 48-16 triumph.


Running wild

Sachems celebrate Homecoming with big win

   LACONIA — Throughout the years, the Laconia football team has put on a show for the Homecoming crowd.And the Sachems did not disappoint in 2016. Full Story

New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager David McGrath (left) presents Tony Stewart with a commemorative granite stone, engraved with his name, car and the year of every win he's ever had at NHMS. 

(Alan MacRae/NHMS).

NHMS honors Stewart's storied career

   LOUDON — Dale Earnhardt has his rock and now Tony Stewart has his granite stone at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Full Story

Carl Edwards displays the Coors Light Pole flag signifying his being the fastest qualifier for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Bad Boy Off Road 300 race Friday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. 

(R C Greenwood/For The Citzen)

Edwards wins third pole in last four tries

Will start with Truex Jr. on front row for Sunday's Bad Boy Off Road 300

   LOUDON — Carl Edwards has figured out Fridays at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Edwards captured his third pole position in the last four tries at the 1.058-mile oval. Full Story

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett tosses the football on the sideline during the second half of an NFL game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. The patriots could be looking for yet another quarterback — or two — after third-stringer Jacoby Brissett injured his right thumb in Thursday night's victory over Houston. 

(Elise Amendola/AP)

Pats QB Brissett's right thumb could be concern in Week 4

   FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots could be looking for yet another quarterback — or two — after third-stringer Jacoby Brissett injured his right thumb in Thursday night's victory over the Houston Texans. Full Story

The NASCAR Xfinity series drivers that qualified for the chase for the series championship, from left, Daniel Suarez, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Sieg, Ty Dillon, Elliott Sadler, Darrell Wallace Jr, Ryan Reed, Erik Jones, Brandon Jones, Brendan Gaughan, Blake Koch, and Brennan Pool pose for a photo during an event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. 

(Chuck Burton/AP)

Xfinity Series inaugurates Chase format at Kentucky Speedway

   NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers were fine playing out the stretch run of the season under the old points format that crowned the champion for consistency.Performance will be just as important under the new Chase playoff format, but drivers welcome Full Story

Thunder Struck Sept

LSU running back Leonard Fournette, left, watches players warm up for an NCAA game against Jacksonville State in Baton Rouge, La., Fournette did not play in the game.

(Gerald Herbert/AP File)

4 hours and counting: Some NCAA games turn into marathons

   If you're watching a college football game this weekend, go ahead and get comfortable.It could take a while. Full Story

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. Bosh was dealing with more than one blood clot earlier this year, and said that he felt written off when Miami Heat team doctors advised him that the situation would likely be career-ending. 

(LM Otero/AP File)

Heat forward Chris Bosh fails physical, future in doubt

   MIAMI — Chris Bosh has failed his physical and is not cleared to participate in Miami Heat training camp, a major blow to the All-Star's comeback plans and a decision that will likely add to the tension between the team and its highest-paid Full Story

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs away from Houston Texans linebacker Max Bullough (53) as he heads for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL game Thursday in Foxborough, Mass. 

(Charles Krupa/AP)

Patriots go from Brady to back up to Brissett, keep winning

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CHaD looking for police officers, firefighters

Tryouts set for 2017 Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship

   BEDFORD — Tryout dates have been set for the 2017 CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship, featuring police officers and firefighters facing off in an on-ice grudge match to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).  T Full Story

High School Roundup: WRHS volleyball cruises past Mascoma, now 6-0

   TILTON —A year removed from their magical Division III postseason run to the championship game, the Winnisquam Regional volleyball team may have a different look, but the Bears still haven't missed a beat this season. Full Story

DOT holding meeting about Snake River bridge tonight at 7 p.m.

   NEW HAMPTON- On Tuesday there will be a public informational meeting held by N.H. Department of Transportation about the rehabilitation of the bridge that takes Waukewan Road over the Lake Waukewan Inlet, which is also known as the Snake River. Full Story

DIANE LYNCH is the new library director for Pease Public Library in Plymouth. (BOB MARTIN/CITIZEN)

New library director focuses on kindness in Plymouth

   PLYMOUTH- Diane Lynch has always felt that being kind and personable is the way to be when running a library, and fortunately for Pease Public Library she plans to take this kindness right into the director role which she recently started. Full Story

PETER NOONE AND HERMAN'S HERMITS entertained a full house of devoted fans at the Laconia Middle School on Friday night.  (JIM CLARK/CITIZEN)

Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits wow audience at Laconia Middle School

   LACONIA—On Thursday, Sept. 15, over two thousand fans packed the Laconia Middle School gynasium to hear a speech by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Full Story

Laconia Police Log

    LACONIA – City police responded to 68 calls for service and made seven arrests from Monday, Sept. 19 to Tuesday, Sept. 20. Full Story

LACONIA HIGH SCHOOL Juniors Delia Cormier, left, and Haley Thayer put the finishing touches on the Junior Class float for the annual homecoming parade in the city on Friday afternoon. Each class was assigned a 'seasons' theme and the juniors were given fall, so they decorated their float as a 'Haunted Hayride.'   (ED PIERCE/CITIZEN)

Sachems celebrate homecoming in style

   LACONIA — For students attending Laconia High School, this year's homecoming celebration meant more than winning a football game. It was an opportunity for every class at the school to join together and celebrate the event united as a school. Full Story

DWI License Revocations

    LACONIA – Judge James M. Carroll IV heard the following cases in the 4th Circuit, District Division Laconia Court: Sept. 12 Full Story

Laconia District Court

    LACONIA – Judge James M. Carroll IV heard the following cases in the 4th Circuit, District Division Laconia Court: Sept. 12 Full Story

DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT 2 STATE SENATE CANDIDATE Charlie Chandler of Warren is supporting increased state government funding in dealing with the heroin and opioid crisis in New Hampshire. He also is calling for the expanded use of Narcan to those suffering from a drug overdose.  (JIM CLARK/CITIZEN)

District 2 State Senate candidates address heroin and opioid crisis

   LACONIA—The two candidates in the District 2 State Senate race—Democrat Charlie Chandler and Republican Bob Giuda—are in fundamental agreement over the severity of the state's heroin and opioid crisis, and both are calling for a major state governmme Full Story

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Mo.  (AP PHOTO/JEFF ROBERSON)

Candidates capitalize on ever-powerful religious vote

   ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians. Full Story

A NEW PHOTO EXHIBITION in New York City features 38 portaits of prominent Sikh Americans in an effort to inform the public about their religion. (AP PHOTO)

Exhibition sheds light on Sikh religion

   NEW YORK (AP) — Sat Hari Singh, a New York City subway operator, threw his train in reverse on 9/11 to send it away from the chaos at ground zero. Japjee Singh sued a school system in Georgia to get protections from school bullying. U.S. Army Maj. Full Story

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   Editor, Citizen I am writing to express my sadness at the demise of The Citizen. I have read it and its former titles for many years. Full Story