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FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee gets ready to speak to the Belknap County Democrats during a campaign stop in Laconia, N.H. The former Rhode Island governor has visited the first primary state of New Hampshire a dozen times this year. But he seems to be making barely a ripple, aside from curiosity about some of his policy platforms. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

N.H. Democrats find some of Chafee’s ideas ‘odd’

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire’s Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq. Then smiles turn to laughter when he pitches another idea: The U.S. should switch to the metric …

Announcements: Got Lunch

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LACONIA Funds for children The Children’s Auction funding was disbursed in four categories to the following organizations. Category 1: Salvation Army, Got Lunch–Laconia, Gilford Police Relief Association, Mrs. Santa Fund, Laconia Police Family Fund, St. Vincent de Paul Children’s Foundation, Christmas Village, Greater Lakes Region Santa Fund, Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund, Got Lunch–Lincoln-Woodstock, Got Lunch–Gilford, Got Lunch–Inter Lakes, Got Lunch–Ashland, Tilton Northfield Christmas Fund, …

Announcements: View children’s art

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LACONIA Children’s art The Laconia Historical and Museum Society and the Laconia Public Library are creating a gallery of children’s art. Laconia students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit original artwork that depicts some aspect of Laconia’s Colonial Theater. Entries will be judged in three categories – elementary, middle and high school – and will be accepted through July 17. …

Outdoor markets open for business

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

T he Laconia Farmer’s Market will reopen Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for its 42 year; it is the longest running farmers markets in New Hampshire. The market features a rotating line up of vendors who sell …

Announcements: Golf tournament

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LACONIA Golf anyone? Golf on the Lakes Region’s oldest private 18-hole golf course at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Golf Classic on Monday at 9 a.m. This year’s tropical-themed event will feature two holes-in-one contests with a chance to win a car sponsored by AutoServ Tilton …

The Sant Bani School Class of 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The following students graduated from the Sant Bani School on June 13. Fiona Barker, daughter of Peter Barker and Christina Schaefer of Hill, will attend Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. Teresa Dancewicz Helmers, daughter of Anne …

Female riders hit the road for Laconia Motorcycle Week

Sunday, June 14, 2015

While men riding motorcycles still outnumber women at Laconia Motorcycle Week, the ladies are holding their own. In a sea of leather jackets and polished chrome, you’ll see plenty of women gripping the handlebars instead of riding on …


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ray and Lori Boelig of Laconia announce the engagement of their son, Derek Boelig to Cristina Cannella, daughter of Sal and Cheryl Cannella of New Hyde Park, N.Y. Cannella, of Hoboken, N.J., earned a degree in integrated business …

Fundraiser supports 15 children’s meals

Friday, June 12, 2015

We not only live in a beautiful resort area, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and lakes but we also live in a community that cares about children. In 2014, GOT LUNCH! Laconia fed 654 children throughout the summer. It costs the program approximately $120 to feed …

People for June 11, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BOW Joyce Kimball was elected as the vice president of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs. She also received an award for her previous work as publicity chairwoman. Sophia Gottlieb is a member of the Bates College …

Lakes Region Community College Graduates

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The following students earned degrees at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. ALLENSTOWN Amanda Nolin, culinary arts and pastry arts BARNSTEAD Julie O’Leary, nursing BELMONT Monique Lamontagne, early childhood education; April Brown, graphic design; Jesse Teeter, graphic design; Marlaina Burke, human services; Kimberly Hyslop, human services; Kevin Marc …

Letter: We need Clinton

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In light of Hillary Clinton’s views, interest in and efforts on behalf of small businesses here in New Hampshire and across the country, we are enthusiastically supporting her candidacy for president. To Hillary, small does not mean unimportant. These local merchants and varied business owners are the backbone …

What’s the future of our communities? Youths share their visions at summit

Monday, June 1, 2015

Youths from across the region are coming together Friday to decide – by and among themselves – how our communities could be stronger, safer and more friendly to children. The Central N.H. Youth Summit is the first initiative of its kind in the area, according to organizers, and …