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Executive Council candidates to meet voters at forum in Meredith

MEREDITH — In an effort to help voters learn more about both candidates for the Executive Council District One seat and enable them to make an informed decision at the voting booth, the Lakes Region Democrats, the Belknap County Republicans, and the Belknap County Democrats have announced that they are sponsoring an Executive Council District One Candidate Forum. The forum, scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m. will be held at the Meredith Community Center, located at 1 Circle Drive in Meredith. The event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire. Following introductory remarks by both candidates, the public will be invited to engage in a Q & A with the candidates. In the event of weather issues requiring postponement of the forum, the snow date is Tuesday, February 18.

With the passing of Executive Councilor Ray Burton, the Secretary of State scheduled a primary and a special election to fill the vacant seat. The March 11 special election features the Democratic candidate, Mike Cryans, versus. the Republican candidate, Joe Kenney, who defeated Christopher Boothby and Mark Aldrich in a Republican Primary on January 21. Since March 11 is also the date of most town elections in district #1, it is hoped that voter turnout may be somewhat higher than normal for a special election.

For more information, please contact the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire at 603-225-5344 or Liz Tentarelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 08:49

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Alzheimer's Support Group welcomes new members

NEW HAMPTON — The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group continues its 2014 monthly schedule on Wednesday, February 12 at 5 p.m. at the Live Free Home Health Care offices on Rte. 104 in New Hampton.
The group is free and open to the public
Bill York, group facilitator, said there are many benefits to participating in a Support Group, including feeling less lonely, gaining a sense of control, improving coping skills, talking openly and honestly about your feelings, reducing anxiety, and developing a clear understanding of what to expect with your situation.
For more information, contact York at 254-7397.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:07

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Aspen Dental Opens New Practice In Tilton

TILTON — A new Aspen Dental office opened in Tilton on Thursday, January 30. Located at 17 Lowes Drive, the conveniently located practice will provide dental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration.

Dr. Young Chan Park, lead dentist at the Tilton office, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. Dr. Park looks forward to meeting the Tilton community and providing much needed access to high-quality dental care and education.

The Tilton practice, located in Belknap County, marks the 11th Aspen Dental-branded location in New Hampshire, a state where 4 out of 10 of the counties (including Belknap County) have dental health professional shortage areas as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

According to a study conducted in 2013 by Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, each new Aspen Dental-branded office supports local community growth by contributing more than $1.3 million in positive economic impact through job creation and capital investment. The local community benefits through investment in office construction, furniture and fixtures; jobs created and wages and benefits paid; taxes; and investment in marketing and advertising.

In addition to offering patients the choice of seven styles of Aspen Dental's exclusive ComfiDents® brand full and partial dentures, Aspen Dental will provide comprehensive exams, hygiene services, treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, extractions, fillings, oral surgery, whitening, and crown and bridge work. The office features digital radiography and offers advanced screening for oral cancer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:02

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Belmont Baseball Sets Signup Dates

BELMONT — Belmont Baseball Organization is holding registrations for the Cal Ripken 2014 season on the following dates and times at Belmont Elementary School for all Belmont and Canterbury residents:

Saturday, February 1 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, February 12, 5-6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 12 5-6:30 p.m.

Dues per player are $30 for Tee Ball, $40 for Coach Pitch and $50 for Minors and Majors, if there are 2 or more players per family there is a $5 discount per player.

New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate and all players must bring proof of residency. Any player born prior to May 1, 2010 and on or after May 1, 2001 is eligible for Cal Ripken Baseball League competition. Registration, Medical Release and Volunteer forms are available at time of registration and a valid government issued photo ID is required for all volunteers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:00

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