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LA Comedy coming to Pitman’s Freight Room Sat.

LACONIA — The monthly stand up comedy series at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia resumes May 17 with the West Coast Connection Comedy Night and a 9 p.m. start time to accommodate for daylight saving time.

The May 17 show stars Louis Ramey who has spent the last ten years in Los Angeles, and Boston favorite Joey Carroll as the main performers. Both comedians are making their first appearance at Pitman's.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door the night of the event. For reservations email Pitman's comedy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or call Pitman's at 603-527-0043.

Ramey's credentials are extensive and impressive. As well as being a regular in Las Vegas he has appeared on The Tonight Show and he has multiple appearances on Comedy Central including his own half hour special "Comedy Central Presents Lou Ramey," "Premium Blend," "Comedy Central's World Comedy Tour," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," and the "USO Comedy Central Tour."

Carroll is a Boston favorite who has been described as a cross between George Carlin and Dennis Miller. His no holds barred style has earned him a spot at the Montreal Comedy Festival and on Comedy Central's Pulp Comics.

For the past five years, Carroll has toured the Middle East war zones entertaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries where US servicemen and women are serving.

As for the 9 p.m. start time, it is a first for Pitman's which stayed with an 8 p.m. start last summer, but many patrons suggested they would prefer a later time to accommodate longer daylight hours from May through August.

"Some people did like the 8 p.m. start," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell, "but even more indicated they would like to be able to take advantage of the extended daylight, especially after coming out of a winter and spring like the one we just had. People are ready to be outside.

Pitman's has become the Mecca for Lakes Region comedy as the monthly shows have exceeded expectations including three shows which have drawn more than 200.

"Even we didn't know what to expect when we started comedy," said Mitchell who works in conjunction with Laugh Riot Productions which books comedy and fundraisers throughout New England. "The quality of the shows has been better than anyone has anticipated which is why people keep coming back and why we keep adding new patrons."

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Luncheon planned for Thurs. to honor retiring town clerk

SANBORNTON — A "goodbye luncheon" is being held for Jane Goss, who is retiring, at the Sanbornton firehouse from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15.

The public is invited to stop by and wish her well in retirement.


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Hazard Mitigation Plan panel to meet Friday in New Hampton

Town of New Hampton Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will meet on Friday, May 16, at the New Hampton Public Safety Building, 26 Intervale Drive, starting at 10 a.m. Residents and business owners of New Hampton and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and offer comment and ideas.

The Mitigation Plan Committee is in the process of updating is 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests, has reviewed the natural and man-made hazards that put New Hampton at risk, evaluating its capabilities, and is developing recommendations to protect the safety and well

being of town residents.
Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for New Hampton are being determined through this process. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring New Hampton one step closer to that goal.

For more information please call Chief Michael Drake, New Hampton Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 744-2735 or David Jeffers, regional planner for the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

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Auto parts store ribbon-cutting Friday

LACONIA — O'Reilly Auto Parts, located at 1033 Union Ave., will be celebrating a grand opening that will run May 14-May 27.  As part of the grand opening celebration, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 16 at 1 p,m. Store Manager Mark Rano, on behalf of the entire company, will present a $200 check to St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.
During the grand opening celebration customers can pick up a game card for our Grand Opening Sweepstakes. With the game card, you can register online for a $200 O'Reilly gift card.

O'Reilly offers a low price guarantee, plus overnight service from our distribution centers, on most parts not in stock. O'Reilly has the best manufacturer's warranty policy in the industry and the largest inventory of auto parts, tools and accessories.

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional markets. Founded in 1957 by the O'Reilly family, the company operates over 4,200 stores in 42 states.

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