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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 to address those concerns. While both believe in the importance of a strong educational system for New Hampshire, Lauer-Rago wants all families …

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 preserve them. For information, call 225-8670 or visit concordpubliclibrary.net. LAKES REGION Barrel of fun Lakes …

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. We observed the widespread impact this program provided our Laconia children and began a conversation …

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 …

Lakes Region Community College gets auto education grant

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lakes Region Community College in Laconia recently received an automotive education grant as part of statewide funding for short-term automotive technician training. The award was provided by the New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation. Multiple sections of the eight-week training sessions will be provided at all four of the …

Groups hope to restore World War I memorial in Laconia

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Residents in Laconia are hoping to spruce up the town’s World War I memorial, which is in disrepair because of exposure to the elements. Three bronze plaques are inscribed with the names of nearly 600 veterans from Laconia who served during the war. The 67-inch memorials are mounted …

Lake Escapes: On Lake Winnisquam, the sandbar is where it’s at

Monday, August 25, 2014

Temperatures hovered in the mid-70s Saturday afternoon, with some cloud cover and no breeze. Sure, it could have been a bit sunnier on Lake Winnisquam, but those who had dropped anchor in the shallow waters of the Winnisquam …

Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team participates in National Night Out in Laconia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team recently participated in the National Night Out Party at the Laconia Police Station. The team – (from left) Richard Christopher, Amanda Ewing, Joyce Messer, Kathleen Merriam, Carmen Bishop, Jack Bishop, Mary …

Business notes for Aug. 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, alerted residents to the risks of salmonella infection, which is associated with exposure to chicks and live poultry. At least 11 individuals in New Hampshire had been infected with salmonella after exposure to chicks …

Business people

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sarah Bird, Tilton School Class of 1987, was recently named the next chairperson of the Tilton School Board of Trustees. Thomas Deyak, CPA, of Mason + Rich Professional Association, was recently reappointed to another term as treasurer of …

Business people for Aug. 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Julie Baron of Gilford, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Donna murry of Meredith, vice president and investment officer at Bank of New Hampshire, recently joined the Leadership Lakes Region Board of Directors. Both …