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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 for New Hampshire, Lauer-Rago wants all families …

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 preserve them. For information, call 225-8670 or visit concordpubliclibrary.net. LAKES REGION Barrel of fun Lakes …

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. We observed the widespread impact this program provided our Laconia children and began a conversation …

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 …

Sunday, May 11, 2014

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems. The funding is being provided through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program. For more information, tinyurl.com/qekce93. CONCORD COMMUNITY TV …

Miles Smith Farm farmer gets a new hip from a new robot at Lakes Region General Hospital

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dr. Jeremy Hogan came to New Hampshire after his fellowship in Tampa, Fla., for a lot of reasons: the natural beauty, his chemistry with the other doctors at Advanced Orthopedic Services in Laconia. And to be near his …