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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 …

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 …

Business people

Monday, July 21, 2014

John barthelmes and gretchen grappone were elected as new members of the board of directors of Riverbend Community Mental Health at the annual meeting June 26. Tenley callaghan recently joined the firm of Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A. …

LRCC successfully graduates accelerated LNA students

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lakes Region Community College Accelerated Licensed Nursing Assistant Spring 2014 class members recently had their graduation ceremony. The students all passed their state competency exam. The accelerated LNA program was completed in eight weeks, rather than 15 weeks. …

Business notes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

National HealthCare Corporation was recently named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Epsom HealthCare Center in Concord is an affiliate of NHC. Denron Plumbing and HVAC of Manchester received a Third Place Safety Award and a gold level Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award from …

Lake Escapes: Best time to visit Weirs Beach? Well, that depends.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The best time of day to visit Weirs Beach in Laconia is early in the morning. The boardwalk is almost empty and Lake Winnipesaukee, rimmed by purple mountains, serenely reflects the pink and orange of the sunrise back …

Appliance repair store named ‘Best of NH’

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mr. Appliance of Manchester, Concord and Laconia was recognized as the best service in the Appliance Repair category of New Hampshire magazine’s “Best of NH” issue. The annual Best of NH Party was held June 19 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. For more information about Mr. …

New Hampshire Humane Society receives 6,000 pounds of donated pet food

Saturday, June 28, 2014

After receiving 6,000 pounds of donated pet food last week, the New Hampshire Humane Society Pet Food Pantry in Laconia will be able to offer many low-income cat and dog owners across the state a wide selection of free food. Marylee Gorham, managing director of the society, said …

Motorcyclist dies in crash during Bike Week

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The police said a motorcyclist died in a crash early yesterday in Laconia. WMUR reported the crash occurred just before 1:30 a.m. on Lakeside Avenue. The police said the bike left the west side of the road and crashed. The rider, 24-year-old David Czarnota of North Reading, Mass., …

Ray Duckler: Bike Week: A tamer time, sprinkled with yesteryear

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bike Week in Laconia, once edgy, weatherbeaten and rated R, features a softer, gentler side these days. Walk along Lakeside Avenue, into the teeth of the chrome and exhaust and leather, and you’ll find order, with heavy police …