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Concord Area Transit to study bus route to Franklin

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A bus trip from Franklin to Concord means taking a ride in the Winnipesaukee Transit Service system to Tilton, near Exit 18 off Interstate 93. If schedules align, riders can then hop a bus to Concord. The organization that operates Concord Area Transit and the Winnipesaukee Transit Service thinks getting from Franklin to the capital should be easier. Last week, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties announced plans to study a … 1

Business notes

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alliance Asset Management is CATCH Neighborhood Housing’s new property management company. Alliance Asset Management is also involved in the Work Experience Program, sponsored by the New Hampshire Employment Program, Southern New Hampshire Services and the New Hampshire Department of Heath and Human Services. The program is designed to create the opportunity for an individual to shift from public assistance to independence. The work … 0

Surge in heroin use has hit Belmont hard lately

Monday, February 17, 2014

Michael Chamberlain had done heroin before. He had told friends he was miserable, that his father was dying of lung cancer, that he needed to escape. Before, drugs had brought relief. This time would be different. When he … 4

UPDATE: Suspect in Laconia stabbing turns self in

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Monday, 4:31 p.m.: A Keene man is in critical but stable condition after he was stabbed in a Laconia parking lot early Sunday morning, the police said. The man accused in the assault, Travis J. Dunn, has been … 0

Laconia Sled Dog Derby kicks off

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A bunch of fresh snow is bound to help out an annual New Hampshire sled dog race that’s scheduled for this weekend. Organizers said the lack of good snow was to blame for postponing the World Championship Sled … 0

Business notes

Sunday, February 9, 2014

THE CLEANING GUY of Goffstown, a company specializing in commercial cleaning, has been acquired by Stephen Duprey of FOXFIRE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT of Concord. The founder of The Cleaning Guy, Kevin Larmand, has been retained as a consultant with Foxfire Property Management. HEARING ENHANCEMENT CENTERS sent Al and Carla … 0

Business people

Sunday, February 9, 2014

RICHARD CLOUGH of Concord was awarded New Hampshire SCORE’s first mentoring excellence award. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides free face-to-face and email mentoring to small business start-ups and existing companies. … 0

Gilmanton man charged with Laconia arson says fires were accidental

Friday, February 7, 2014

A man charged with setting three fires in Laconia said they were accidental. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he set a fire in September that damaged a parked car and two fires last month on Highland and Academy streets. The police said Clairmont … 1


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A son, Beckett David Pontbriand, was born Jan. 1 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, to Amber Lee and Kevin Pontbriand of Auburn, Maine. Grandparents include Dave and Deb Pontbriand of Auburn, Maine, and Dave and Michelle Pontbriand of Andover. Great-grandparents include Lucille Pontbriand of Auburn, … 0

Man arrested in Allenstown stabbing on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Barnstead man was arrested Thursday night in Laconia and is accused of helping to plan the murder of an 18-year-old woman found stabbed 15 times earlier this week in Allenstown. Kyle Buffum, 22, was arraigned yesterday in … 1

Police: 2 Laconia fires suspicious

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Laconia. The police said while responding to a car fire early yesterday morning they also discovered a fire outside of a residence. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, which caused only minor damage to the building’s exterior. Authorities said … 0

Lakes Region Community College Honors

Friday, January 24, 2014

The following students earned honors for the fall semester at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia: ALLENSTOWN Vice president’s list: Amanda Nolin, culinary arts ALTON Vice president’s list: Jennifer Peloquin, liberal arts BELMONT President’s list: Tabitha Colvin, early childhood education; Steven Farkas, liberal arts; Nikki Miller, human services; … 0