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FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee gets ready to speak to the Belknap County Democrats during a campaign stop in Laconia, N.H. The former Rhode Island governor has visited the first primary state of New Hampshire a dozen times this year. But he seems to be making barely a ripple, aside from curiosity about some of his policy platforms. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

N.H. Democrats find some of Chafee’s ideas ‘odd’

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire’s Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq. Then smiles turn to laughter when he pitches another idea: The U.S. should switch to the metric …

Announcements: Got Lunch

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LACONIA Funds for children The Children’s Auction funding was disbursed in four categories to the following organizations. Category 1: Salvation Army, Got Lunch–Laconia, Gilford Police Relief Association, Mrs. Santa Fund, Laconia Police Family Fund, St. Vincent de Paul Children’s Foundation, Christmas Village, Greater Lakes Region Santa Fund, Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund, Got Lunch–Lincoln-Woodstock, Got Lunch–Gilford, Got Lunch–Inter Lakes, Got Lunch–Ashland, Tilton Northfield Christmas Fund, …

Announcements: View children’s art

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LACONIA Children’s art The Laconia Historical and Museum Society and the Laconia Public Library are creating a gallery of children’s art. Laconia students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit original artwork that depicts some aspect of Laconia’s Colonial Theater. Entries will be judged in three categories – elementary, middle and high school – and will be accepted through July 17. …

Letter: College math

Friday, March 27, 2015

The usual attack on the president’s proposal for free community college that suggests that a student who doesn’t pay for college won’t value it when part or all of the tuition is subsidized contains faulty economics. While studying, that student is delaying working to put herself into a …

People

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

HILLSBORO Josline Watkins was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Maine at Farmington. HOOKSETT Lexie Scarpa was inducted to the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society at Becker College. HOPKINTON Benjamin Thesing was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester …

Educational Eating

Friday, March 6, 2015

L akes Region Community College students Heidi Milbrand of Bristol and Hannah Rush of Gilford show off their meals and the Shaker Table Restaurant. Milbrand has smothered pork chops and Rush has pecan crusted catfish and shrimp peloo. …

Announcements: Apply for nursing scholarship

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LACONIA Nursing scholarship The family of the late Jennifer Cotton Grad, BSN, MS, will be awarding the ninth annual Jennifer Cotton Grad memorial nursing scholarships and are searching for individuals who have the qualities and attributes that she possessed. She was known for having a positive attitude and …

Announcements: Bakers wanted for town meeting

Saturday, February 28, 2015

EPSOM Attention bakers The Epsom Friends of the Library is seeking bakers for the upcoming March 10 election and hopes to have homemade pies and breads from wonderful Epsom chefs. A previous announcement mistakenly said the baked goods were for its meet the candidates forum. The forum will …

Business people for Feb. 23, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

James Culhane was recently named the new president and CEO of Lake Sunapee Regional Visiting Nurse Association. Culhane has a master’s in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s in social work from the …

Racing to fight cancer

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club holds weekly races on Berry and Lee ponds in Moultonboro. Last week, the group held a special race for Suzanne Tagget, who is fighting cancer. There were five feature divisions that raced …

People for Feb. 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GILMANTON Jessica Stone was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. HILLSBORO Ashley Wing received a Who’s Who Among Students award from Colby-Sawyer College. She is a nursing …

Business Notes for Feb. 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cynthia’s Challenge, a 24-hour ski-a-thon, at King Pine Ski Area raised $33,795 to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for Samantha Gillard of Newton, Mass., who has Rett syndrome. Gillard is the 7-year-old granddaughter of Tex Gillard, a ski instructor at King Pine. Donations towards the $45,000 goal can be …

Students stuff a bus

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tilton School students Madison Downs, Jason Bogacz, Tyler Hatch and Kyoko Kinoshita and school counselor Angela Juurlink stand with a bus filled with donations for New Beginnings women and children’s shelter in Laconia. Teams of students collected items …