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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …