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Inter-Lakes School District: Voters to weigh self-funded energy project

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Inter-Lakes School Board will ask voters at its annual meeting next week to approve a $6.18 million alternative energy project that it says should end up bringing in more money than it costs. The 15-year project would become the second phase of an initiative the district began several years ago with Honeywell Energy Services. The company has already made several improvements, school board Chairman Richard Hanson said. If the …

Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents pet-loving comedy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The street-wise lab-poodle mix who has the title role in playwright A.R. Gurney’s canine comedy, Sylvia, will take to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse stage, played by very human actress Rachel Broadwell, for one weekend only – tonight through Sunday. The synopsis, according to the Playhouse: Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after 22 years in the suburbs. When Greg finds …

Putting it on ice

Saturday, February 14, 2015

My first ice fishing lesson didn’t end with a giant lake trout on my hook. Or on my plate. The only fish I managed to land was a tiny minnow, which I used as bait after shoving a hook through the little guy’s head. “It doesn’t hurt. They can take a lot, these …

PHOTO: Fishing at Lake Winnipesaukee

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Matthew Nichols, 11, (left) keeps an eye on Zach Arenstam, 6, as he reeled in his line after fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Zach’s grandmother Donna Guyotte was watching the boys and …

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

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 …

Letter: Disingenuous vote from Forrester on gas tax

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What a bumpy ride! The 4-cent state gasoline tax increase was passed by the Senate, but with no help from my senator, Jeanie Forrester. Her newsletter explaining why she was opposed was disingenuous at best. The increase doesn’t provide enough, only $32 million, she says, for the highway …

Business notes

Monday, April 7, 2014

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION was selected to receive the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations’s 2014 Public Service Award for its “Overcoming Cancer’s Legal Challenges” program, a collaboration of the group and the Elliot Regional Cancer Center. CENTRIX BANK’S Community Investment Program donated $10,000 to the …

Letter: Bring this POW home

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, American POW, captured June 30, 2009, turned 28 on March 28. American negotiators have been working on his release for the past few years and have been blocked twice by the Karzai government. “Proof of life” videos have been received by the family. Only one …

Letter: Disturbing interaction with Forrester, Morse

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

At an information session regarding the state Senate’s health insurance proposal, SB 413, Sen. Jeanie Forrester introduced co-host Senate President Chuck Morse, who discussed the bill and took questions. He turned himself into a pretzel, trying to appease conservative audience members when focusing on the bill’s financial aspects. …

Letter: Undemocratic actions in Belknap County

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I am writing to thank Republican Rep. Dennis Fields of Sanbornton for bravely speaking out at Belknap County Convention meetings against the undemocratic actions of its Republican leadership. Fields knows that meetings should have an open process and rules of order with public input. He realizes that signed …

Letter: No public input

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I was appalled after attending the recent Belknap County Convention meeting. The chairwoman, Rep. Colette Worsman, asked to adjourn the meeting without any public input. This is yet another attempt to abuse her power. Moving the meetings an hour away to Concord and then prohibiting public input is …