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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 as proposed by the New Hampshire House. …

Announcements: Fun at the YMCA

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CONCORD Fun at the YMCA Don’t know what to do with the kids during April vacation? Send them to the Y’s camp! They can spend a day or the entire week of April 27 through May 1. Open to all school-age children in kindergarten through grade 6. Each day will include activities such as archery, rock wall climbing, swimming, field trips and more. …

Community News: STEM solutions

Friday, April 3, 2015

Teams of students competed in two Destination Imagination competitions in Kingston and Berlin recently. The finals were held March 28. Destination Imagination creates the challenges for students in areas such as scientific understanding, theatrical performance, technical prowess, improvisation and structural engineering. At the Kingston meet, Shaker Regional High School’s Destination Imagination team placed second in the improvisational challenge. Lighthouse Homeschool of Loudon’s elementary …

Announcements for Dec. 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

German study The application deadline for U.S. Department of State’s scholarships to study in Germany for American high school students living in the Northeast is Jan. 8. These scholarships fully fund high school students to study for the 2015-2016 academic year. By living with a host family and …

License revocations: Dec. 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Kevin P. Roark, 23, of Andover ∎ Robert M. Casey, 41 of Belmont ∎ Joshua R. Laplant, 24, of Belmont ∎ Michael S. Hurley, 30, of Boscawen ∎ Danielle E. Mooney, 22, of Bow …

Announcements for Dec. 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Concord Menorah lighting A 13-foot menorah will be lighted on the State House lawn by Chabad Lubavich on Tuesday at 3:30 for the first night of Chanukah. The ceremony will begin with Rabbi Levi Krinsky being lifted in the air with a hydraulic lift to light the first …

Stolen plow truck back at school for winter

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Laconia school district is happy it has its plow truck back for winter, now that it’s no longer needed as a prime piece of evidence in a criminal case. The truck was stolen during a burglary at Laconia High School, and 34-year-old Dennis Lefebvre pleaded guilty Wednesday …

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Grateful for the help On behalf of Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS), I would like to thank the members of Temple B’nai Israel (TBI) and their “We Care” program for selecting LRCS to be the recipient of the net proceeds of their musical events this year. The TBI …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Announcements for Oct. 4. 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CONCORD Stories matter On Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Concord Public Library, Thatcher Freund, a journalist and memoir writer, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives for both ourselves and the culture in which we live – and why it matters so much to …

Letter: Feeding bellies and minds

Friday, September 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation to the Greater Laconia community for helping to make our first year of “Got Literacy” a success. Summer of 2013, we three retired teachers volunteered for the first time in the outstanding “Got Lunch, Laconia” program delivering lunches to deserving families. …