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Letter: Gilmanton blame game

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

To Gilmanton taxpayers: There have been many inaccurate statements made regarding issues within the selectmen’s office. Apparently it is easier for the new town administrator to place blame rather than taking ownership of his own mistakes. It has stated that one of the reasons for such a huge tax increase was because I “may have underestimated the revenue.” I have no way of knowing if this statement is true as …

Ray Duckler: The highs and lows of a diabetic grade school boy

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Luc Gautreaux, 7, pulled off the top like a pen cap, exposing a pinpoint sharp enough to pop a balloon. He pricked the end of his index finger and squeezed, creating a tiny pool of blood, then smeared it onto a strip inserted into what looked like an old cell phone. His sister, …

Birth announcement: Morgan Clemans

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A son, Morgan Murphy Clemans, was born Nov. 11 at the Family Place at Concord Hospital to Jeremy Clemans and Emma Sisti of Concord. Grandparents include Trish Murphy and Bob Blair of Concord and Mark and Jane Sisti of Gilmanton Iron Works. …

Letter: Primary primer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

On Sept. 9, we will vote on the many candidates who have been campaigning all through the summer for federal, state and local offices. This is called the primary election. Before you can vote in the primary election, you have to select which party you want to vote …

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 …