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Gilford promises ‘fairly routine’ town warrant

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Voters in Gilford will find few surprises on this year’s town warrant. Gilford Town Administrator Scott Dunn said the warrant articles were all “fairly routine.” Residents will discuss the articles, including an $11.9 million operating budget, in a deliberative session Tuesday. The proposed budget is an increase of $615,941 – or 5.5 percent – from the 2014 budget. If voted against, the default budget is $11.6 million. Two areas with …

Business notes for Jan. 19

Sunday, January 18, 2015

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, the Northeast Resource Recovery Association will once again sponsor the annual Backyard Compost Bin Sale to support nature’s way of recycling. You can purchase a compost bin, kitchen pail or rain barrel by contacting Stacey Morrison at 1-800-223-0150 or going to nrra.net. Ragged Mountain Resort recently opened its new Spear Mountain Express chairlift. The high-speed detachable …

People for Jan. 13, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CONCORD Debony Lahue is the new head coach for the Granite State Roller Derby 2015 season. She is a seasoned roller derby skater with extensive skating experience as well as playing and coaching team sports both on and off the track. Austin Erickson was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. CONTOOCOOK Megan Edmonds …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Letter: A reasonable plan to improve the roads

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A few weeks ago I attended a transportation summit hosted by state Sen. Andrew Hosmer that featured a diverse panel of regional and local community leaders like Jerry Gappens of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Greg Goddard of Gunstock Mountain, state Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement and Rusty McLear …

Business notes

Sunday, March 23, 2014

HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL of Concord received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation for the second consecutive year. The hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2013, 2012, 2008 and 2006. BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE gave $50,000 to the New Hampshire …

$1 million police renovations on warrant in Gilford

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Gilford police and town office building is pegged for renovations, and officials are asking taxpayers to approve $1.2 million in bonds for the work. “It really is to the point where it impacts our performance to some degree,” said Acting Police Chief Lt. James Leach. “We’ve been …