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Letter: The wrong pledge

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Recently, state Sen. Sam Cataldo of Farmington signed a “Pledge of Allegiance” to Americans for Prosperity, a Virginia-based, Koch brothers founded and funded, right-wing political advocacy group. This means that Cataldo now cannot vote for any bill, no matter how beneficial it would be for New Hampshire citizens, that would lead to any tax or fee increase, and that he must fight against expanding health care to those desperate for …

Canterbury kitchen helps Lakes Region Community College culinary program grow

Monday, October 13, 2014

In the heart of historic Canterbury Shaker Village, chef Patrick Hall is building a culinary arts program from scratch. He took the vision he had for years and added a small group of students. Then, he created and wrote an associate degree program for culinary arts and pastry arts. All he needed was …

Announcements for Oct. 11, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

ANDOVER Oktoberfest The inaugural Oktoberfest will be held today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Andover Lions Club, at the Potter Place Railroad Station off Depot Street (near the intersection of routes 11 and 4A). The festival will have family-oriented entertainment, including a family walk/run/jog, music, food, a yodeler contest and Oktoberfest attire contest, sauerkraut and European dessert taste-offs, team …

Letter: Raise the wage

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dear New Hampshire State Senators: Our current minimum wage isn’t much, but it’s all that many hard-working families have. The bill to raise it would add a mere $70 to the paychecks of full-time workers, about enough for a much needed bag of groceries – purchased with earned …

Letter: Belknap County deserves better from its leadership

Monday, April 28, 2014

I am writing to show my agreement with letter writer Ann Rogers of Meredith (Monitor, April 1). She noted Republican Rep. Dennis Fields’s valor in confronting the immature and mean-spirited leadership of the Belknap County Convention chairwoman. The chairwoman’s appeals to emotion and prejudice at the expense of …

Gilmanton Scouts first to earn new patch promoting healthy foods, activity

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Derek Kelly wrinkled his nose and closed his eyes as he picked up the slice of a Kumato. He opened his mouth, bit down, and the juicy insides of the brownish-green vegetable burst out and dribbled down his …

Letter: Don’t believe the hype

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It’s back – Mediscare! And it’s just as false and misleading as ever. In December 2013 New Hampshire began being bombarded with ads attacking Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter which tried to scare us into believing that the Affordable Care Act was denying us the opportunity to renew our policies …

PHOTOS: Pond gliders

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Finn Baldwin (left), 13, and his friend Stanley Medley, 13, chat after putting their mountain bikes into Finn’s dad’s truck after riding on Rollins Pond in Gilmanton on Sunday, March 23, 2014. The pair, who have been best …

Four-alarm fire in Gilmanton destroys barn, damages home

Monday, March 24, 2014

A four-alarm fire destroyed a barn and damaged a single-family home in Gilmanton yesterday afternoon. A passer-by went into the fire station to alert the department of the blaze at 1765 Route 140 about 11:10 a.m., Gilmanton fire …

Gilmanton Year Round Library will continue to serve community

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The board of directors of the Gilmanton Year Round Library and library staff wish to thank Gilmanton voters for their support on March 11. The library will continue to serve the community because of the successful vote. Library staff is committed to offering programs to meet the needs …

Gilmanton library gets $52,500 in close vote

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The privately owned Gilmanton Year-Round Library will remain open after voters narrowly approved $52,500 to cover costs over the next year. If the motion was defeated, the library would have closed. The petitioned warrant article passed, 500-483. “We are very excited to see the support,” said Anne Kirby, …

Letter: In Gilmanton, vote for McCormack

Sunday, March 9, 2014

To Gilmanton voters: We write in support of Steve McCormack for Gilmanton selectman. McCormack is native to the Lakes Region and has lived in Gilmanton since 1987. He had a career in the military and worked for the State Employees’ Association before retiring in 2011. He is an …

Vote will decide library’s future in Gilmanton

Sunday, March 9, 2014

If Gilmanton voters don’t agree to pay for the privately owned Gilmanton Year-Round Library in their tax bills this year, it will close Saturday – just four days after the election. The library was built in 2008 and runs on a $70,500 operating budget. On Tuesday, the residents …