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Council hears outpouring of support for Colonial project

LACONIA – In a moment of community unity, the City Council voted unanimously to support the financial package backed by the city for the purchase and renovation of the Colonial Theater. Room 200A at City Hall was packed with supporters – some who chose to speak and others who just wanted to listen to others and witness local history being made. "Savor tonight," said former Mayor Paul Fitzgerald, who along with former Mayors Rod Dyer, Matt Lahey and Mike Seymour, was on hand to lend support and witness the vote. "Never again will citizens come in and thank you." Speaking on behalf of... Read more


Froma Harrop - Obama's lonely road

Americans were perilously close to losing their right to health care when the Supreme Court offered a reprieve. Few were more grateful than the conservative politicians who had been railing against the Affordable Care Act while praying they would not have to face the political consequences of its collapse. For progressives, guaranteed health coverage is a political triumph, the greatest addition to the social safety net in decades. And Obamacare would not have happened without the... Read more


Roche — Lakes Region Profiles - Construction helps region th…

When you look around the Lakes Region, the economic pulse of the area is often felt by the construction activity that's taking place. Since the downturn of our economy in 2007 it's been an uphill struggle in the construction industry to regain the positive activity we experienced prior. Contractors and developers take on a tremendous amount of financial risk and are always gambling on which direction the wind is heading in our local economy. It's... Read more


Muskrats jump into first place

The Laconia Muskrats took to the road last week winning four of the five games away from Robbie Mills Field. The successful trip, followed by another win at home on Monday night, vaulted the Muskrats into first place in the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Northern Division with a record of 8-5. "This has been a great week for us," General Manager Noah Crane said. "We nearly have our full roster and the offense came... Read more



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911.... Read more

Calendar of Events

6-30-15 Calendar

Events at Meredith Public Library: "Pinkalicious" (the musical), 2-3 p.m., presented by the Inter-Lakes Children's Theater, snacks served; Movie Night, 5-7 p.m., "Good Burger" (Rated PG). Events at Hall Library, Northfield: 10 a.m. Spanish Club; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Craft Tuesday, quilting, $5-an-hour fee; 2-4 p.m., Tech Tuesday; 3 p.m., Project Teen, toe painting. Steve Blunt and Marty Kelley give a sing-along, read-aloud musical entertainment for children, 6 p.m., Belmont Elementary School gym; sponsored by Belmont Public Library. Program on... Read more


League of Craftsmen shop hosting ornament designer

MEREDITH — Join the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free 2015 Ornament Demonstration Event with artist, Kristine Lane. Lane, co-creator of the 2015 Ltd. Edition League ornament 'Sweet Seasons' will be at the Meredith Gallery discussing the steps of creating ornaments.A PowerPoint presentation will be on display demonstrating the fabrication process of the ornaments. Attendees will be given an opportunity to have... 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


'Old Friends Genealogy' launched to help research family his…

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough residents Kate and Mike Lancor have launched "Old Friends Genealogy", a service that offers to trace clients' family tree. After spending countless hours over the past five years researching their own ancestors, Mike and Kate feel they have become amateur genealogists and records searchers and are using the research skills they have acquired to help others develop a lineage family tree. Old Friends Genealogy has access to records online the United States as well... Read more


Barbara B. Austin, 95

MOULTONBOROUGH — Barbara B. Austin, 95, of Old Long Island Road, Moultonborough, died March 4, 2015, at Forestview Manor, in Meredith. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 24, 1919, Barbara was the daughter of Harry and May "Belle" (Hollis) Brown. Barbara grew up in Swampscott, Mass. and graduated from Swampscott High School. She also graduated from Lesley College and the Chandler Secretarial School, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was secretary to the Dean at Tufts University, in Boston. Barbara worked... Read more

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