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Willard Drew, owner of the Lakes Region Cafe and Tavern, inside his establishment in Gilford Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Exotic dance club in Gilford forced to close over code violations

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Disco lights bounced off the two dance poles on stage, and signs advertised buckets of beer for $20. The Lakes Region Cafe and Tavern exotic dance club felt like it was open for business yesterday afternoon. Except it wasn’t. It had been ordered closed by the Gilford Fire Department, which stripped the dance club of its permit of assembly because …

Hosmer named District 7 state senator after recount

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nearly seven hours after the red tape on the first box of ballots was unsealed by Secretary of State Bill Gardner, Andrew Hosmer was officially re-elected as the District 7 state senator. A 132-vote difference between Hosmer, the Democratic incumbent, and Kathy Lauer-Rago, the Republican candidate in the district, led to the only …

Former state rep challenges incumbent Democratic state senator in District 7

Friday, October 24, 2014

Both first-term Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his Republican challenger in District 7, former state representative Kathy Lauer-Rago, say changes are needed in the state when it comes to economics and education, but they differ on how to address those concerns. While both believe in the importance of a strong educational system …

Ray Duckler: Leave the rest behind and come over here

Friday, October 10, 2014

‘I have to show you,” Deborah Ramsey said, with the enthusiasm of a child. “I have some in the trailer.” Ramsey rushed inside, dressed in khaki shorts, a pink top and sandals, as though she had something precious …

Breast Cancer Reflections: Embracing the gift of now

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It seems strange to say that cancer was a gift. I certainly didn’t think so when first diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in June 2010 – less than seven months after a “clear” mammogram. I hated it, …

Business notes for Aug. 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced that it will support the Greater Meredith Program’s Sculpture walk with a $5,000 donation to help maintain and update the display. The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic presented by Bank of New Hampshire was held Aug. 11 at the Laconia Country Club. The event …

Business people for Aug. 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Julie Baron of Gilford, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Donna murry of Meredith, vice president and investment officer at Bank of New Hampshire, recently joined the Leadership Lakes Region Board of Directors. Both …

Business notes for Aug. 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced the winners of its annual community photo contest. The winning photographs will be published on the bank’s website, Facebook pages, 2015 wall and desktop calendars, and note and holiday cards. Local winners …

Business notes for July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. of Hooksett recently acquired Sensible Plumbing & Heating of Goffstown. U.S. Cellular will donate $1 million to teachers’ classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, in collaboration with DonorsChoose.org. To participate, New Hampshire teachers must affiliate with U.S. Cellular at …

Business people

Monday, July 21, 2014

John barthelmes and gretchen grappone were elected as new members of the board of directors of Riverbend Community Mental Health at the annual meeting June 26. Tenley callaghan recently joined the firm of Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A. …

Man charged in Gilford burglary

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The police said a 21-year-old man broke in to a Gilford home, scuffled with a resident inside and fled the scene. Isaiah Hughes, 18, with no known address, was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with burglary, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest or detention and …

Business people

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lori Harding-Chiefe joined the RE/MAX Bayside sales team in Meredith. She brings more than 25 years of outside sales experience. Kenneth McHugh of Hooksett will resign from the New Hampshire Superior Court, effective July 18. Thomas Burack of …