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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 admitted he set fire to two cars and part of a porch in Laconia earlier this year. He also has to pay … 0

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 of Laconia, Kayleen Burhoe of Plymouth, Jessica Wilson of Meredith, Courtney Drouin of Belmont and … 0

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. of Concord, as senior attorney. Ann Carlson, vice president and business development officer at Meredith … 0

Business notes

Sunday, March 23, 2014

HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL of Concord received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation for the second consecutive year. The hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2013, 2012, 2008 and 2006. BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE gave $50,000 to the New Hampshire … 0

Letter: Cryans gets it

Sunday, March 9, 2014

I attended the District 1 Executive Council candidates forum for Mike Cryans and Joe Kenney at the Meredith Community Center on Feb. 11, at which Kenney stated his opposition to the Common Core standards for public education. In a recent interview published in a local newspaper, Kenney is … 0

Business people

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DAVE GUCWA joined RE/MAX Bayside of Meredith and Laconia. Gucwa brings many years of sales and marketing management experience, having worked in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and the food industry. JEFFREY KIPPERMAN, LESLIE WALKER, THOMAS DEYAK and … 0

Bank of New Hampshire honored with BOB award

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bank of New Hampshire was selected as a winner in New Hampshire Business Review’s 2014 BOB Awards, which honor the Best of Business in New Hampshire in more than 90 categories. Bank of New Hampshire was honored in the statewide readers’ survey for the Best Local Bank for … 0

King for a day

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Joe Kenney, Mike Cryans campaign for N.H. Executive Council in District 1

Thursday, March 6, 2014

As Republican Joe Kenney and Democrat Mike Cryans campaign through the Executive Council’s District 1, they’re hearing a similar message from constituents: “You’ve got big shoes to fill.” The two are running in a special election to finish … 0

U.S. snowshoe team has Granite State flavor

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A pair of area women were among three Granite Staters named to the five-member U.S. women’s national snowshoe team. Concord’s Amber Ferreira won the women’s 10-kilometer race at this past weekend’s U.S. national championships in Woodford, Vt. She covered the course in 51:31, with Northwood’s Kristina Folcik right … 0

Letter: Confusion from Forrester

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, I am confused. Every opportunity you have had to date to vote on Medicaid expansion, you have voted “No.” You voted “No” even with provisions added to give New Hampshire the right to opt out if the federal funding level was to drop. Now … 0

Letter: Forced on us

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Several months ago I wrote to 2nd District Rep. Annie Kuster asking her not to support the Affordable Care Act. I just received a reply from her wherein she stated she did support the ACA and described how great it is. I assume she took Democratic Leader Nancy … 0