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Secretary of State Bill Gardner holds a ballot that is being challenged, while Sen. Andrew Hosmer, Jay Surdukowski, attorney for Hosmer, Bryan Gould, Republican Party legal council who was representing Rago, and Kathy Lauer-Rago look on.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

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 Democratic incumbent, and Kathy Lauer-Rago, the Republican candidate in the district, led to the only state Senate race recount following the Nov. …

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 that we don’t want this dangerous product in our community,” Laconia police Chief Christopher Adams …

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 …

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 …

Business notes for Aug. 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced the winners of its annual community photo contest. The winning photographs will be published on the bank’s website, Facebook pages, 2015 wall and desktop calendars, and note and holiday cards. Local winners …

Business notes for Aug. 4, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

The New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents presented a check for $7,500 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game July 18. NHAIA sponsored the game, and Kendall Gallant, a 3-year-old Wish child, threw out the first pitch at the game …

Business people for Aug. 4, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Kyle Barker, owner and founder of Barker Architects Inc., will join Warrenstreet Architects of Concord. Mark Bartram, fiduciary counsel of Charter Trust Company in Concord, was recently elected as a director to serve a two-year term as an …

Lake Escapes: New Hampshire Lakes Association challenges world record – and aquatic invasive species

Monday, August 4, 2014

The white sticker on my life jacket noted me as No. 277. I stood among a colorful line of canoes and kayaks, poised on the Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline at Weirs Beach in Laconia yesterday morning. Like other boaters …

Central NH bike coalition announces local grants

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Four local programs will receive grant money as part of the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition’s first-ever Community Bicycle Grant Program. In total, the coalition awarded $7,500 in grants to organizations focused on making biking safer, more accessible and available to residents in their communities. “The projects had …

Man sentenced, tried to smuggle drug into jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A man charged with providing heroin that resulted in a man’s overdose death in February has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle a prescription narcotic into the Belknap County jail. Jonathan Woodbury has been sentenced to at least 18 months in prison after saying he stole a bottle …

Laconia Kiwanis Club holds home run derby

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Laconia Kiwanis Club held its home run derby July 19 and raised over $2,500 for numerous children’s charities in Laconia and Gilford. Many local businesses generously donated prizes for the competition. The home run derby had 27 …

Business notes for July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. of Hooksett recently acquired Sensible Plumbing & Heating of Goffstown. U.S. Cellular will donate $1 million to teachers’ classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, in collaboration with DonorsChoose.org. To participate, New Hampshire teachers must affiliate with U.S. Cellular at …