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Veterans snowshoe hike through Ahern State Park in Laconia on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015, as part of the Camp Resilience program.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Ray Duckler: For veterans, a place for support, rejuvenation

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Breathe, yoga instructor Helen McConnell told the group of eight veterans, each storing some form of emotional baggage. Stretch. Bend. Relax. Unpack. McConnell twisted the men, participating in a therapeutic process in Gilford this week, into pretzels, then switched off the light in a room at the Gunstock Inn and told them to lie on the floor, eyes closed, arms …

Donation supports children

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Officers from the Gilford Police Department (including K9 Ike) received a check for $5,000 on behalf of the Gilford Police Relief Association from NH1 Children’s Auction. The GPRA is a nonprofit organization that provides support to local children and the Gilford community by providing grants and scholarships and sponsoring community events, such as …

Police officer receives honor for heroic actions

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gilford police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee and the Gilford Board of Selectmen will formally recognize the actions of police Officer Curtis Mailloux at the town hall March 11 at 7 p.m. Mailloux heard a call for a fire at 93 Old Lakeshore Road in Gilford on Feb. 8. He entered the smoke-filled home to retrieve elderly residents James and Patricia Gray. Gilford fire …

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 …

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 …