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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 …

Letter: Nassar family has rights

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I was saddened by the tone of Rabbi Nafshi’s letter (Monitor, May 30) and her misstatement of facts regarding the destruction of the Tent of Nations’ orchards in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The terracing and ground were destroyed in such a way that replanting is almost impossible. The …

As Bike Week nears 100, effective marketing key

Monday, June 16, 2014

The fact that Laconia Motorcycle Week brings hundreds of thousands of visitors and millions of dollars into New Hampshire is well known. The man who helps organize and oversee the event is using expanded marketing efforts to make …

New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol celebrates 70th anniversary of first Wing Maneuvers

Friday, June 13, 2014

In July 1944, the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol held its first Wing Maneuvers at the Laconia airport, while World War II was well under way in Europe. Henry Munroe of Pembroke was a 17-year-old cadet in the patrol then. Today, he’ll speak at the 70th anniversary celebration …

Letter: Home inspector rules don’t protect consumers

Friday, June 6, 2014

In 2010, New Hampshire enacted home inspector legislation to set minimum standards for inspectors. If consumer protection was the goal, it has fallen short. If people who have a vested interest in selling property, (i.e. real estate agents) are allowed to control the home inspector selection process, are …

Births

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TREVOR and EVAN ST. CLAIR were born Feb. 19 at LRGHelathcare in Laconia to Elizabeth McDonald of Andover and Jacob St. Clair of Pittsfield. Grandparents include Elizabeth Mansur of Andover, Ray and Tedie St. Pierre of Pittsfield and David and Leslie St. Clair of Concord. Great-grandparents include Edie …

Gathering Time to perform concert to benefit Lakes Region Community Services

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

There is nothing better than good friends, good music and good cheer – all in a beautiful setting. On June 7 at the Historic Belknap Mill, Temple B’Nai Israel is bringing Gathering Time, a well-known New York based folk-rock trio, back to the Lakes Region. Ranked as one …

Five arrested at Laconia party

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Five people were arrested early yesterday morning at an underage drinking party in Laconia. The Laconia Police Department was called to 197 Province St. by someone reporting a large party. When officers arrived, several people who were on the porch ran into the house while others ran into …

Mr. and Mrs. Piper

Monday, May 19, 2014

Melvin and Mildred (Flanders) Piper of Franklin recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 13, 1949, at Bristol Federated Church. The couple has three children, Carol Walters of El Paso, Texas, Barbara Richards of Claremont …