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Business notes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

National HealthCare Corporation was recently named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Epsom HealthCare Center in Concord is an affiliate of NHC. Denron Plumbing and HVAC of Manchester received a Third Place Safety Award and a gold level Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter in Concord. Lakes Region Community College announced that it will offer a new … 0

Lake Escapes: Best time to visit Weirs Beach? Well, that depends.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The best time of day to visit Weirs Beach in Laconia is early in the morning. The boardwalk is almost empty and Lake Winnipesaukee, rimmed by purple mountains, serenely reflects the pink and orange of the sunrise back into the sky. That’s when you’ll find John Schler of Laconia opening up the shop … 0

Appliance repair store named ‘Best of NH’

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mr. Appliance of Manchester, Concord and Laconia was recognized as the best service in the Appliance Repair category of New Hampshire magazine’s “Best of NH” issue. The annual Best of NH Party was held June 19 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. For more information about Mr. Appliance, visit … 0

Two men arrested in Belmont double stabbing

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The police arrested two men yesterday in connection with an early morning double stabbing inside a Belmont apartment that resulted in serious injuries. John Drouin, 27, of Laconia, and Robert Rama, 21, of Concord, were arrested by U.S. … 0

Snow was a boost for Laconia sled dog derby

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It’s been a good year for New Hampshire’s annual World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia. Plentiful snowfall made for good trails for the weekend race. Hundreds of people gathered to watch Claude Bellerive of Charette, Quebec, edge out newcomer Jack Trottier of St. Gabriel de Rimouski, Quebec. … 0

Letter: Payment, with a catch

Monday, February 17, 2014

Civil litigation is at a crossroads in New Hampshire. As a result of an election ballot-counting error by Laconia officials, a petition was filed with the court in order to ensure that every vote cast be counted. (See Belknap County Superior Court Docket No. 211-2013-CV-00308) The plaintiff prevailed … 0

Surge in heroin use has hit Belmont hard lately

Monday, February 17, 2014

Michael Chamberlain had done heroin before. He had told friends he was miserable, that his father was dying of lung cancer, that he needed to escape. Before, drugs had brought relief. This time would be different. When he … 4

UPDATE: Suspect in Laconia stabbing turns self in

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Monday, 4:31 p.m.: A Keene man is in critical but stable condition after he was stabbed in a Laconia parking lot early Sunday morning, the police said. The man accused in the assault, Travis J. Dunn, has been … 0

Laconia Sled Dog Derby kicks off

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A bunch of fresh snow is bound to help out an annual New Hampshire sled dog race that’s scheduled for this weekend. Organizers said the lack of good snow was to blame for postponing the World Championship Sled … 0

Business notes

Sunday, February 9, 2014

THE CLEANING GUY of Goffstown, a company specializing in commercial cleaning, has been acquired by Stephen Duprey of FOXFIRE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT of Concord. The founder of The Cleaning Guy, Kevin Larmand, has been retained as a consultant with Foxfire Property Management. HEARING ENHANCEMENT CENTERS sent Al and Carla … 0

Business people

Sunday, February 9, 2014

RICHARD CLOUGH of Concord was awarded New Hampshire SCORE’s first mentoring excellence award. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides free face-to-face and email mentoring to small business start-ups and existing companies. … 0

Gilmanton man charged with Laconia arson says fires were accidental

Friday, February 7, 2014

A man charged with setting three fires in Laconia said they were accidental. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he set a fire in September that damaged a parked car and two fires last month on Highland and Academy streets. The police said Clairmont … 1


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A son, Beckett David Pontbriand, was born Jan. 1 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, to Amber Lee and Kevin Pontbriand of Auburn, Maine. Grandparents include Dave and Deb Pontbriand of Auburn, Maine, and Dave and Michelle Pontbriand of Andover. Great-grandparents include Lucille Pontbriand of Auburn, … 0