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Heavy-handed state police & 'nothing to do' to top MW complaint list

LACONIA — When the city's Special Events/Licensing Board invited comment on the 92nd running of Motorcycle Week yesterday several speakers said that the intimidating presence of state police, dearth of popular activities and spare mix of vendors have diminished attendance at the rally. Michelle Watson, who owns and operates the Looney Bin restaurant and bar, said that she made a list of "complaints" she heard from her patrons, which included "there are too many cops," "not enough to do," and "too many T-shirt vendors." One person told her, "it's not meant to be a family event. There are 51 other weeks... Read more


Pat Buchanan - God will have final word

"Natural law — God's law — will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter." But, for now, Justice Anthony Kennedy has the final word. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, as the right of gays and lesbians to marry is right there in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which was... Read more


DuBois — Getting to know the Belknaps

When my family and I moved to the Lakes Region in 1977 I gave little thought to hiking locally. I was drawn north to the White Mountains to hike the many trails located in the National Forest. It wasn't until a few years ago that I became acquainted with the mountain range located almost in my back yard. A hiking friend asked me if I wanted to attend a meeting of the BRATTS (Belknap Range... 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


Participants needed for Laconia’s Fourth of July Parade

LACONIA — The Laconia 4th of July Committee is putting out a plea to help put on the annual parade. Organizers are lacking in participants this year and are asking for help. Anyone willing and able to be in the parade is needed. Organizers are looking for floats, walkers, antique cars, decorated bikes etc. Everyone is welcome. Those who are interested in being in the parade may contact the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department at 524-5046 to sign up.  The parade... 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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