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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 …

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 …

Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont …

LNA students graduate from Lakes Region Community College

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The 2014 Lakes Region Community College Summer Licensed Nursing Assistant graduation was held July 11 in the Academic Commons. The summer graduates are (bottom photo, from left) Suzanne Cronin of Belmont, Madeline Flynn of North Haverhill, Audriana Martinez …