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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 Hopkinton was confirmed for another term as commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. His term runs through July 7, 2018. Alan Johnson of Penacook was confirmed for another term on the state Executive Branch Ethics Committee. His term runs though June 30, 2017. I. Terry Sturke of Concord was confirmed for another term on the state Family Mediator Certification Board. Sturke’s term runs through … 0

Second reward offered in loon shooting deaths

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wildlife officials are hopeful that a $5,000 reward they announced this week will help bring in information about two common loons shot in New Hampshire last month. On May 20, one loon was found dead on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, and it was later determined the bird was killed by a gunshot. That same day, a second loon was discovered … 0

School book protest leads to parental approval

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Parents of students in Gilford who objected to an assigned book with a sexually explicit passage will now be required to approve every work of fiction used in class. Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult, has been part of the curriculum at Gilford High School since 2007. However, this … 0

Letter: The right to read

Sunday, May 25, 2014

I will be a freshmen next year and will hopefully be assigned the book Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. I know that there has been some controversy over this book, but I have the right to read it. Some people believe that one paragraph is too “inappropriate” for … 0

Fish and Game seek public’s help in solving loon shootings

Friday, May 23, 2014

State Fish and Game officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in two separate incidents in which loons were shot earlier this week. On Tuesday, a wounded loon was reported in a field near the Cocheco River in Dover, according to a press release from … 2

Arrest brings attention to Picoult book in Gilford curriculum

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Before a dizzying series of events that included national media attention, a public apology from school officials and the arrest of a man during Monday’s Gilford School Board meeting, Becky Ortin’s 15-year-old daughter came home April 28 with a reading assignment. It was Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes, an … 11

Letter: Bingo auction benefit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On Sunday, Patrick’s Pub in Gilford is hosting Pub Mania Bingo, with proceeds to benefit the LNH Children’s Auction. For a $1 donation per game card, prizes will be awarded to lucky bingo winners to help celebrate Mothers Day or simply enjoy the products and services of local … 0

Business notes

Monday, April 28, 2014

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WOOD ENERGY COUNCIL has launched a program to promote heating commercial and institutional buildings with a local and renewable New Hampshire resource – wood. The council is funded in part by a $250,000 three-year grant … 0

Central N.H. runners at the 118th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Catch up on the finishing times of the area Boston Marathon runners below. (Bib number, age, town: half time – finishing time) 31983 Kally Abrams, 43, Bow: 02:33:46 – 05:43:43 27327 Craig Anderson, 34, Bow: 01:50:51 – 03:54:11 … 0

Business people

Sunday, March 30, 2014

JOHN WARD, an attorney with the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm, was elected vice president of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section for the 2014-15 term. GARY LONG, president of the New Hampshire Renewable Energy … 0

Derryfield School honor roll

Friday, March 28, 2014

The following area students were named to the winter honor roll at Derryfield School in Manchester: BOW Mason Brummett, grade 11, earned high honors. Samantha Fogel, grade 11, earned high honors. Emma Garfield, grade 11, earned high honors. Haley Cohen, grade 11, earned honors. Gabrielle Brummett, grade 9, … 0