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Gilmanton

Letter: Wrong way to run a county

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Whose interests is the executive committee of the Belknap County delegation representing? Certainly not those of the Belknap County nursing home residents. Belknap County has an obligation to provide its nursing home residents with the best care possible. The county also must facilitate the nursing home staff’s capacity to do the best job they can. When the executive committee of the Belknap County delegation – Reps. Richard Burchell, Guy Comtois, … 0

Large-scale campsite draws mixed reviews

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mentioning Rocky Pond gets mixed reactions in Canterbury, where a Conway couple want to build a 263-acre campsite near the Loudon town line. If approved, the 299-site campground would be among the state’s biggest private RV campsites. Opponents of the campground worry about effects on the 83-acre pond and their properties, while supporters … 9

Thanks A Million

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gilmanton Old Home Day The organizers of Gilmanton’s 116th Old Home Day, held Aug. 9, extend special thanks to all of those who made the event a success. We are grateful to all our volunteers who worked in the kitchen, food booth, wait-staff, pie bakers, art show judges and participants, ticket takers, car … 0

Letter: Support Gilmanton Year-Round Library

Friday, February 28, 2014

Former first lady Laura Bush has said that the most important thing in her wallet is her library card. I am in complete agreement. Libraries contribute to the educational success of children. Research shows that the amount of time children spend with books is crucial to reading achievement … 5

Cake auction raised money for Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242 would like to thank all who participated in our cake auction on Feb. 15. The auction included 12 cakes and raised $94 for our overnight trip to the Montshire Museum in Vermont in March. The cake that raised the most, a three-layer … 0

St. Michael’s College dean’s list

Monday, February 24, 2014

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.: ALTON Alexander Dugas, son of Gary and Sherry Dugas. He is a senior English major. Sarah Fraser, daughter of Catherine and Wayne Fraser. She is a senior … 0

Letter: We can’t afford not to fund Gilmanton library

Friday, February 21, 2014

Some folks think they can’t afford the additional taxes if the Gilmanton Year-Round Library is funded. Quite the opposite is true. Many residents cannot afford not having the library. Discounted hard-cover books at Barnes & Nobles, Amazon and BJ’s generally run from $17 for fiction to $24 for … 0

Libraries still matter

Friday, February 7, 2014

Some people may believe that because of the internet, tablets and smart phones, libraries are becoming obsolete. It may surprise you to learn that nothing could be further from the truth! Like libraries across the country, the Gilmanton Year-Round Library is getting busier every year. Libraries serve the … 0

Gilmanton teachers, school board agree on contract

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Gilmanton Education Association and the school board have agreed on a three-year contract, both parties announced yesterday. Voters can learn about the agreement and its effect on their taxes in the school deliberative session in the Gilmanton School gymnasium tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. The agreement calls … 0

Gilmanton man charged with Laconia arson says fires were accidental

Friday, February 7, 2014

A man charged with setting three fires in Laconia said they were accidental. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he set a fire in September that damaged a parked car and two fires last month on Highland and Academy streets. The police said Clairmont … 1

Helping scouts

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242 recently participated in the Gilmanton School PTA Craft Fair where they raised $250 to help scouts attend an upcoming event. A special thank you to Gilmanton Corner Store, the (Gilmanton) Iron Works Market, Coca Cola, and Jim Gosselin for their donations. CAMERON AJ … 0

Letter: Wanted: conservation-minded buyers in Gilmanton

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Gilmanton Land Trust has received inquiries about the “For Sale” signs on two of the four tracts involved in the “Gilmanton’s Greatest Views” conservation campaign. We would like to clarify the situation and put to rest any concerns. First, these four tracts are permanently conserved by perpetual … 0

Letter: Testerman for Senate

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I am supporting Karen Testerman for the office of U.S. Senate to replace Jeanne Shaheen. After getting to know Testerman, I have discovered that she shares the same values that I do. I am pro-family and pro-Constitution and believe in less government intrusion in our lives. The most … 1