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Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont admitted he set fire to two cars and part of a porch in Laconia earlier this year. He also has to pay … 0

LNA students graduate from Lakes Region Community College

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The 2014 Lakes Region Community College Summer Licensed Nursing Assistant graduation was held July 11 in the Academic Commons. The summer graduates are (bottom photo, from left) Suzanne Cronin of Belmont, Madeline Flynn of North Haverhill, Audriana Martinez of Laconia, Kayleen Burhoe of Plymouth, Jessica Wilson of Meredith, Courtney Drouin of Belmont and … 0

Business people

Monday, July 21, 2014

John barthelmes and gretchen grappone were elected as new members of the board of directors of Riverbend Community Mental Health at the annual meeting June 26. Tenley callaghan recently joined the firm of Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A. of Concord, as senior attorney. Ann Carlson, vice president and business development officer at Meredith … 0

Letter: Move to Mass. or die?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I have been treated for eight years for an aggressive form of lymphoma. I have had two bone marrow transplants and sustained more than 50 rounds of debilitating chemo, industrial strength as they upped the ante with each ensuing recurrence. All my treatments were through the Dana Farber … 0

Business people

Monday, March 3, 2014

Better Homes and Gardens’ The Masiello Group in Concord named the following agents as having outstanding 2013 real estate sales achievements: RICK WAGNER ($5.5 million), PAM KENISON ($5.23 million), KIM BENOIT ($5.07 million), SUSAN ROEMER ($4.848 million), BOB … 0

Victim of fatal fire in Laconia identified

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The state fire marshal’s office yesterday identified the victim of Tuesday’s fatal fire in Laconia as 74-year-old Paul Blakely. Blakely died in a fast-moving four-alarm fire at an apartment building on Davis Place that kept firefighters working until the next morning. A group of good Samaritans tried to … 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