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Ruth Sterling and Ed Engler unveil a banner yesterday promoting this year's pumpkin festival at a press conference held at a historic train station downtown in Laconia, the event's new home. 

(NICK REID / Monitor staff)

Tradition goes on as Laconia welcomes exiled pumpkin festival

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After 24 years in Cheshire County, the exiled Keene Pumpkin Festival will go on this year in Laconia. The anniversary event Oct. 24 will be called “New Hampshire’s 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival,” dropping the reference in its moniker to the city that declined to relicense it this month. Laconia officials enthusiastically welcomed the festival, which in 2013 set the world …

Attic treasure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Patty Paquette of Laconia recently donated a painting to Lakes Region General Hospital. Her mother created the oil painting of Laconia Hospital in 1971 and Paquette rediscovered it in her attic. Paquette was a nurse for forty years, most of it in Laconia. Want to see your photos here? Email communitynews@cmonitor.com. …

Letter: Devastating cuts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Last week, Lakes Region Community Services celebrated 40 years of service to our community. It was a time to think about how the organization began and remember those who together affected change and created a community-based system that supports independence, dignity and opportunity in the lives of people with disabilities. As an organization and state, we are facing devastating cuts to developmental services …

Business notes for Feb. 9, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blue Sky Hair Studio recently moved to 126 Loudon Road in Concord. The larger location provides the opportunity to expand the full-service salon. Brenda Litchfield of Concord Commercial represented Blue Sky Hair Studio in its expansion. The Meredith Village Savings Bank fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation …

Henniker awarded federal funds for sidewalk project

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Henniker is one of 12 New Hampshire towns to receive money to improve “alternative” forms of safe and convenient travel. A sidewalk project along Rush Road, Maple Street, Prospect Street and Hall Avenue will be funded with $240,020 from the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program, the New Hampshire …

Students build mills

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Third-graders at Elm Street School in Laconia created miniature mills using cardboard and wrote a small informational piece showcasing the industry and time period in which the mills operated. The Belknap Mill is hosting their projects in the …

Business notes for Feb. 2, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

All Elements Healing Revolution of Concord, Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club of New Durham, Lanteria of Concord, 1-2-3 Lock-Key & Security of New Hampton, Racing History Preservation Group of Loudon, Renaissance Executive Forums ME/NH of New London, Rodger O. Howells of Concord, Shaughnessy Benefits Group of Bedford and Siam …

Money Trail: Rebellion participants hope to keep momentum going at home

Monday, January 19, 2015

As the N.H. Rebellion walkers on the Dixville Notch route make their way into Concord today, they’re already thinking about how they can keep up the momentum and bring back the will for change to their hometowns. Maryl …

Business people for Jan. 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

David Patrick is the new director of conservation at the Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire. Patrick has a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine, Orono, and comes to the Conservancy from Paul Smith’s College in …

People for Jan. 15

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ANDOVER Emily Lance was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. She is a freshman fashion communication and promotion major. BARNSTEAD Ella Montminy was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. …

Laconia gas stations in price war tip-toe under $2-per-gallon mark

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ricky Patel bought Premium Mart in Laconia six months ago, and has watched the prices drop cent by cent. Now, it’s one of the first gas stations in the state to offer regular unleaded gasoline for less than …

Announcements for Jan. 10, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

LACONIA / WOLFEBORO Bereavement support Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering free seven-week bereavement support groups in two locations beginning in January. One group will meet in Laconia on Thursdays and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Tuesdays. Support groups give people the opportunity …

Judge rejects plea deal for accused Epsom child rapist, wants more prison time

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A judge yesterday rejected a plea deal that would have sent a 67-year-old Epsom man to prison for at least 16 years for repeatedly sexually assaulting three children years ago, abuse that the man’s relatives insist he inflicted on them as well. Explaining the decision, Judge James O’Neill …