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People for April 20, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOW Katrina Wells was named to the honor roll at Bow High School for the second quarter. She is in the 11th grade. GILFORD Ashley Spooner was named to the scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University for the winter term. She is a junior natural resources major. HENNIKER Rob Dunn won the Udall Award for the construction of an environmentally-friendly, portable house called OTIS (Optimal Traveling Independent Space). He …

Letter: A better world for all

Monday, April 20, 2015

I couldn’t agree more with Rabbi Robin Nafshi and Dr. Susan Zlotnick-Hale (Monitor Forum, April 11) that we must “remember the Holocaust so it never happens again.” My great hope is that through Holocaust Remembrance Day the world will truly learn from history, honor the victims and respond by refusing “any and all forms of bigotry, intolerance and racism.” My concern has to …

Announcements: Watch birdfeeders

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Birdfeeder alert New Hampshire Fish and Game reminds everyone to take down their birdfeeders to avoid hungry bears showing up unexpectedly. In addition, clean up any spilled birdseed and dispose of it in the trash, avoid putting meat or other food scraps in your compost pile, secure all garbage, don’t leave pet food outside overnight and clean and store outdoor grills after each …

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 …

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 …