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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 …

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 …

Business notes

Sunday, May 4, 2014

MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK was recognized by the New Hampshire Housing and Finance Authority as Top Correspondent Lender in 2013. The bank received the award for achieving the highest number of loans and the top dollar volume of loans through NHHFA in 2013. BBB OF NEW HAMPSHIRE is …

Business people

Sunday, May 4, 2014

DON WELFORD of Laconia was named vice president and New Hampshire division manager at LifeLine Ambulance Service. Welford will oversee LifeLine’s entire New Hampshire operation, which consists of five separate offices throughout the state, providing service to more …

Business notes

Monday, April 28, 2014

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WOOD ENERGY COUNCIL has launched a program to promote heating commercial and institutional buildings with a local and renewable New Hampshire resource – wood. The council is funded in part by a $250,000 three-year grant …

Central N.H. runners at the 118th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Catch up on the finishing times of the area Boston Marathon runners below. (Bib number, age, town: half time – finishing time) 31983 Kally Abrams, 43, Bow: 02:33:46 – 05:43:43 27327 Craig Anderson, 34, Bow: 01:50:51 – 03:54:11 …

Business notes

Sunday, April 20, 2014

RE/MAX BAYSIDE’S Commercial Division was involved in the sale of Waukewan Golf Course in Center Harbor. The property was listed by Anthony Avrutine and Mike LaPierre of RE/MAX Bayside’s Commercial Division and sold by Tom Drouin of the Roche Realty Group. GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND announces …

Concord Area Transit to study bus route to Franklin

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A bus trip from Franklin to Concord means taking a ride in the Winnipesaukee Transit Service system to Tilton, near Exit 18 off Interstate 93. If schedules align, riders can then hop a bus to Concord. The organization that operates Concord Area Transit and the Winnipesaukee Transit Service …

Business notes

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alliance Asset Management is CATCH Neighborhood Housing’s new property management company. Alliance Asset Management is also involved in the Work Experience Program, sponsored by the New Hampshire Employment Program, Southern New Hampshire Services and the New Hampshire Department of Heath and Human Services. The program is designed to …