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Man who raised $100,000 for ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge dies

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Corey Griffin, a former Bain Capital manager who raised more than $100,000 for the ALS Association in the past week through the Ice Bucket Challenge, was killed in a diving accident. He was 27. He died at 3 a.m. Aug. 16 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital in Massachusetts, after jumping from the roof of a two-story building into Nantucket Harbor, said Carlos Moreira, a police spokesman. No other details were provided. … 0

Richard-Dexter

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Richard-Dexter Peter Richard and Dana Dexter were married May 24 at Villa Mandarinas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tanya Frost performed the double-ring ceremony. Michael Cimon of Salisbury, Mass., was the best man for Richard. Phala Vilchock of Norringham was the woman of honor for Richard. James Gherardi of Farmingville, N.Y., was the best … 0

Mr. and Mrs. LaRose

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. LaRose Almond and Geraldine (Watson) LaRose of Pembroke recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 31, 1954, in Westfield, Vt. The couple has three children, Gail Davis and her husband, Roger, of Candia; Pamela Gagnon and her husband, Paul, of Pembroke; and Becky Cournoyer and her husband, … 0

Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team participates in National Night Out in Laconia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team recently participated in the National Night Out Party at the Laconia Police Station. The team – (from left) Richard Christopher, Amanda Ewing, Joyce Messer, Kathleen Merriam, Carmen Bishop, Jack Bishop, Mary … 0

Announcements

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WWII women American Rosie the Riveter Association is attempting to locate women who worked on the homefront during World War II in order to preserve their stories as supporters of the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, makers of clothing and parachutes for the military, … 0

Ray Duckler: Birth of a legend, while patrolling the streets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Charles Lapierre’s strong-yet-gentle hands touched many lives around here. And that included the lives of newborn babies. That’s one of the stories you’ll hear about Lapierre, who died earlier this month at the age of 100. It’s the … 0

Local organizers of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer honored by American Cancer Society

Friday, August 15, 2014

Donna Wilbur of Concord (left) and Kimberly Laro of Andover were recently awarded the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award by the New England Division of the American Cancer Society. The award recognizes volunteers whose actions and service … 0

Local women have remained friends since 1930s

Friday, August 15, 2014

These four women, Jean Chickering Nardozzi of Pembroke and Hobe Sound, Fla., Carolyn Tonkin Reed of Keene, Joan Remington Wentworth of Concord, and Joan Trace Riel of Pittsfield – now all 85 or older – first met at … 0

Forever friends

Friday, August 15, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Plymouth State University. ALLENSTOWN Tasia Farwell ANDOVER James Coll BELMONT Jamie Hunt, Kayla Michaud and Richard Russo BRISTOL Jaseya Girona BOW Sarah Gelotte, Patrick McManus and William Philbrook CANTERBURY Dean Cahalane and Karleigh O’Brien … 0

Friday, August 15, 2014

Eagle Scout salute The Hopkinton Conservation Commission wishes to thank Grant Kegel and his team of Cole Beauchemin, Brennan Adams and Chris Boudette for the construction and erection of a new informational kiosk at Kimball Lake in Hopkinton Village. The kiosk was Kegel’s Eagle Scout project. The kiosk … 0

Belmont Middle School Honors

Friday, August 15, 2014

The following students earned honors at Belmont Middle School. Grade 8 High Honors: Bryanna Berry, Kaleb Brown, Lydia Daigle, Alexus Day, Marc Forgione Jr., Joshua Gardiner, River Mathieu, Nicholas Randos and Grace Shaw Grade 8 Honors: Ryan Bartz, Madeline Basha, Jacob Blakey, Jessica Dion, Emily Drouin, Hunter Dupuis, … 0

Thanks A Million

Friday, August 15, 2014

Photo recreation Sunday, July 20, dawned clear as community cyclists rose with the sun to both honor and make history. They set out to re-create a circa-1890 image of 82 cyclists from the Concord Wheel Club posing on cobblestoned North Main Street. Volunteer organizers for Concord 250 had … 0

John Stark Regional High School senior organizes 5K for pancreatic cancer research

Friday, August 15, 2014

A 5K walk/run to raise money for pancreatic cancer research will be held Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at the John Stark Regional High School cross county course in Weare. The 5K is being organized by Jessie Osgood … 0