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School Board aims to get public involved in developing its new strategic plan

LACONIA — The Strategic Planning Committee of the School Board is targeting October 18 as a day for school "stakeholders" to come together and provide their individual thoughts about the School District's goals for the next five to seven years. Committee members said last night that they would be sending invitations to a wide variety of individuals in Laconia, including business owners and leaders, parents, politicians, as well as former students and local college administrators, for their input into Laconia's education goals. The subcommittee said it wants a multi-generational look at the School District and suggestions on what the district should look... Read more


Froma Harrop - How not to get your country back

The tea party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America centered on a strong middle class is on point and widely shared. Older and mostly white members of the far right tend to see themselves as model Americans who worked hard, saved up and played by the rules. They may have done all the above, but... Read more


James Pindell - After poor primary turnout, it's time to mov…

I saw a children's map of the United States recently that I am afraid might not that accurate. Along with the names and borders of states there we also icons representing that particular state's accepted brand. For Georgia there were peaches. For Indiana, a race car. For New Hampshire, there was a ballot box. It should be a point of pride for Granite Staters that our state is known as an icon for American politics. With... Read more


Gilford's Medeiros continues to stand out as Norwich Univers…

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Sophomore Wesley Medeiros (Gilford, N.H.) was named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Special Teams Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 14 on Monday morning. Medeiros was superb all afternoon for Norwich in its kicking game as he helped the Cadets to a big 10-7 non-conference win over St. Lawrence on Saturday. Medeiros went 1-for-1 on his field goal attempts, added an extra point for a four-point day and punted seven... Read more


Anniversary - Poole

Don and Nancy Poole celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 5, 2014. They were married on September 5, 1964 in Westminster, Massachusetts. They have two children; Jennifer Flanders and Nathan Poole, both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Don and Nancy reside in Gilford, New Hampshire Read more

Calendar of Events

9-17-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Tea Party meting, 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. For more information email  'Tip a Cop' event at Applebee's restaurant in Tilton, 5-8 p.m. Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers will act as "Celebrity Servers" and all tips they receive will directly benefit the Special Olympics New Hampshire.  Constitution Day observance, noon, Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, in the Academic Commons (main entrance of new Science Building); celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of... Read more


Laconia, Plymouth Elks lodges to host Grand Exalted Ruler on…

LACONIA  — John D. Amen, the National Leader of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, accompanied by his wife Marcia, will visit the New Hampshire State Elks and their Lodges on Tuesday, September 23rd , 2014. His trip to the Granite State will include a luncheon at the Laconia, NH Elks Lodge #876 at 1:30 pm and a reception-banquet given in his honor at the Plymouth, NH Elks #2312 which will start at 6 pm.... 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


William J. 'John' Cooper, 87

FRANKLIN — William Jonathan "John" Cooper, 87, a longtime resident of Franklin died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Genesis Center in Franklin surrounded by his loving family. His family is very grateful for the care and kindnesses given to John and his family during his stay there. John was born in Ireland's Eye, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, December 16, 1926, son of William and Mary (Miller) Cooper. John was one of seven children. He came to the... Read more

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