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Laconia man being held on $20,000 cash bail

CIRCUIT COURT — A Fair Street man is being held on $20,000 cash bail for three separate incidents, including a charge that he hit a woman in the nose with a closed fist after he had been ordered by the court to stay away from her. Police said Thomas Manley, 50, of 96 Fair St, is charged with one count of simple assault, one count of criminal mischief, and four counts of breach of bail. According to three separate affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, on July 31 police responded to Fair Street around 5 p.m. for a disturbance.... Read more


Pat Buchanan - Is Ferguson our future?

"America is on trial," said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark's Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri. At issue, the shooting death of Michael Brown, Saturday a week ago, on the main street of that city of 22,000, a neighbor community to Jennings, where this writer lived in the mid-1960s. Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, was shot multiple times by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer with an unblemished record in six years... Read more


Bob Meade - Thou shalt not . . .

Sometime in the future, perhaps not too long from now, people are going to ask, what were those people thinking? and/or, why would anyone do that? Those questions will be asked as they apply a historical look-back at what has been happening in the world since the mid 1980s. Not just in the United States, but in the world. For example . . . In the United States we have great concern about the murder... Read more


Waukewan Ladies burn up the golf course

August 5 was a hazy, hot and humid day for golf; however the weather did not affect the ladies. Fifteen ladies shot 50 or under. Kathy Boselli, Denise Doyle, Gerry McGillicuddy, Mary Dickerson, Nancy Magdziasz shot 50; Faith Bartlett, Barbara Saimond and Lynn Allen posted 49s while Laurie Fox and Brenda Trudeau turned in 48s. Mary Cross stood alone with a 47. Barb Barbuto, Kathy Sweeney, and Val Langbehn turned in a 46. Showing that... Read more



William McCoy III and Ina Zejnati Mr. and Mrs. William John McCoy, II of Belmont, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, William John McCoy, III to Ina Zejnati. William is a 2003 graduate of Plymouth State University. William currently is VP, eCommerce and Development at Colonial Medical in Nashua, NH. Ina Zejnati is a 2006 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and works as Director of Experience Strategy & Design for Makibie in Nashua, NH. Their wedding will... Read more

Calendar of Events

8-18-14 Calendar

  4th Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Loon Preservation Committee, Ridgewood Country Club, Moultonborough. To pre-register or for more information call 476-5666 or visit  Ceramics program, starting 11:30 a.m., Wesley Woods Community Room, Wesley Way (off Route 11A), Gilford.  Gilmanton Youth Soccer organization sign-up for boys and girls in Kindergarden through 6th grade, 6-7 p.m. at Gilmanton School. Cost is $40 per child. For more information call 267-7912 or email Historical program about a... Read more


Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice hosting four informa…

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will be holding Four Information Sessions for anyone interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer. The information sessions will outline the expectations of volunteers who choose to work in this rewarding area and the training curriculum requirements. Those who are interested can plan to attend one of the following sessions to hear more detail about Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice's Volunteer Program. Pre-registration is required. DATES: Tuesday, September 9 at... Read more


Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more


Brittany Sulham Crowned Miss Littleton Area 2014

Brittany Sulham, Miss Littleton Area 2014 Brittany Sulham, was crowned Miss Littleton Area on Saturday, June 21st. She is a 2014 graduate of Profile High School. Her platform was the importance of not texting while driving and her talent is modern dance. Her proud grandparents are Jackie and John Nikolais of Gilford, NH. Brittany resides in Bethlehem, NH. Read more


Dawn L. Romprey, 46

LACONIA — Dawn Lynn Romprey, 46, of 61A Gilford Avenue, died at the Concord Hospice House, Concord, N. H. on Thursday, August 14, 2014.Dawn was born September 19, 1967 in Laconia, the daughter of Fred and Gail (Gustafson) Freymuth.Dawn resided in Franklin, N.H. for 6 years before moving to Laconia sixteen years ago. She was a craftsman with clay and jewelry. For six years, she was the proprietor of Dawn's Creations, making crafts and jewelry.Survivors... Read more

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