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Announcements for Dec. 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

German study The application deadline for U.S. Department of State’s scholarships to study in Germany for American high school students living in the Northeast is Jan. 8. These scholarships fully fund high school students to study for the 2015-2016 academic year. By living with a host family and attending a local high school, participants learn the German language, immerse themselves in the culture and serve as youth ambassadors from the …

License revocations: Dec. 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Kevin P. Roark, 23, of Andover ∎ Robert M. Casey, 41 of Belmont ∎ Joshua R. Laplant, 24, of Belmont ∎ Michael S. Hurley, 30, of Boscawen ∎ Danielle E. Mooney, 22, of Bow ∎ Stephen J. Tobin, 18, of Bristol ∎ Ganga R. Darji, 34, of Concord ∎ Breanna J. Moreau …

Announcements for Dec. 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Concord Menorah lighting A 13-foot menorah will be lighted on the State House lawn by Chabad Lubavich on Tuesday at 3:30 for the first night of Chanukah. The ceremony will begin with Rabbi Levi Krinsky being lifted in the air with a hydraulic lift to light the first light. Chanukah song, hot latkes and Chanukah Gelt will be available after the ceremony. Chabad …

Stolen plow truck back at school for winter

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Laconia school district is happy it has its plow truck back for winter, now that it’s no longer needed as a prime piece of evidence in a criminal case. The truck was stolen during a burglary at Laconia High School, and 34-year-old Dennis Lefebvre pleaded guilty Wednesday …

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Grateful for the help On behalf of Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS), I would like to thank the members of Temple B’nai Israel (TBI) and their “We Care” program for selecting LRCS to be the recipient of the net proceeds of their musical events this year. The TBI …

Hosmer named District 7 state senator after recount

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nearly seven hours after the red tape on the first box of ballots was unsealed by Secretary of State Bill Gardner, Andrew Hosmer was officially re-elected as the District 7 state senator. A 132-vote difference between Hosmer, the …

Laconia okays ordinance to ban spice; legislators may do the same

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

With Laconia the latest community to ban synthetic marijuana, the Lakes Region’s front against the dangerous substance has grown. A statewide ban may not be far behind, with lawmakers expected to submit comprehensive bills early in the next legislative session. “It sends a message here in our community …

Former state rep challenges incumbent Democratic state senator in District 7

Friday, October 24, 2014

Both first-term Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his Republican challenger in District 7, former state representative Kathy Lauer-Rago, say changes are needed in the state when it comes to economics and education, but they differ on how …

Announcements for Oct. 4. 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CONCORD Stories matter On Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Concord Public Library, Thatcher Freund, a journalist and memoir writer, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives for both ourselves and the culture in which we live – and why it matters so much to …

Letter: Feeding bellies and minds

Friday, September 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation to the Greater Laconia community for helping to make our first year of “Got Literacy” a success. Summer of 2013, we three retired teachers volunteered for the first time in the outstanding “Got Lunch, Laconia” program delivering lunches to deserving families. …

Brenda’s Ride benefits LRGHealthcare

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The 12th annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time raised $10,000 on Aug. 2. The event, which began in 2003, featured hundreds of motorcycles that rode from Weirs Beach to Waterville Valley. The procession was led by Alton and Gilford police department volunteers …

Letter: Nation needs Smith

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bob Smith is a conservative with principles as unshakable as New Hampshire granite. He has always supported protection of the weakest among us. Bob has pledged to work tirelessly to cut taxes and fees; oppose any tax increases; cut spending and the size of government; pass a right-to-work …