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Huot Law Enforcement students face real pressure in mock police oral boards


LACONIA — The students from the Law Enforcement class at the Huot Career and Technical Center were put under pressure as they participated in mock interviews – "Mock Police Oral Boards" the first week of June.

Prior to the oral board, students were taught basic communication skills and how to properly prepare for a real police job interview. Basics such as handshakes, eye contact and demeanor as well as being able to "sell themselves" were taught and practiced prior to the actual interviews. The students were expected to know about the organization and the city they were testing for (Laconia Police Department).

The board consisted of Sgt. Bill Wright of the Belknap County Sheriff's Department; Captain Bill Clary and Officer Michelle Cardinal of the Laconia Police Department. All questions were taken from actual police oral boards, past interviews. The questions were designed to have the students articulate to the board their desire and expectations in becoming a law enforcement officer. Certain stressors were included in the interview process to give the students a real life feeling of what it is like in an actual oral board. Several scenario based questions were also asked of the students. After the interview the three assessors critiqued the student's performance, reviewed their strengths and any areas in need of improvement.

The Huot Technical Center is the only Law Enforcement program in New Hampshire that offers an actual mock police interview. Students Gage Baker and Mikayla Bordeau of Laconia High School, expressed how it was one of the most intimidating, yet rewarding experiences. They feel as if they learned how to be successful and understand the benefits of being prepared as it gave them great self-confidence during the interview.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 10:16

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Making It In Bristol event August 2nd

BRISTOL — Those who produce, create, manufacture, or build products within the town of Bristol are invited to participate in "Making It In Bristol", a celebration of a vital local economy sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society on Saturday, August 2.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the green and along the sidewalks in downtown Bristol, providing an opportunity to exhibit the diversity of products and services that crafters, artists, farmers, bakers, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers produce in the community. From shops to home businesses, skilled workers and creative minds, the fair will demonstrate that there is a lot going on that people may not be aware of in the community.

Nothing is too small or too big to be part of the event. Send your name, telephone number and/or email address, and a description of what you do, to Lucille Keegan, 1115 Robie Road, Bristol NH 03222, call 603-744-2751, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline for registration is Friday, July 18.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 10:11

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Beans & Greens Plans July 4th Pig Roast

GILFORD — Come celebrate our Country's Independence outdoors and under the stars in a beautiful timber frame pavilion!! Beans and Greens Farm is pleased to host this year's Thunder Moon Pig Roast and Dance on Friday, July 4th at 6 p.m.

Start the evening off mingling with friends and munching on tasty treats, followed by an amazing pig roast feast, all prepared by Chef Kevin Halligan and the Local Eatery. Dance the night away to the sounds of New Hampshire's own, original folk and bluegrass band, The Crunchy Western Boys.

Tickets are available at Beans and Greens. For more details check out the Farm at www.beansandgreensfarm.com or Beans and Greens Farm on Facebook.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 10:08

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5th Annual Gilmanton Year-Round Library Car Show June 21

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library will hold its 5th annual antique car show on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the Library lawn.
This year the car show joins the Library's Summer Sizzle. Along with the antique cars, the gala event features local artisans, crafters and growers offering their creations; book and plant sales, activities for kids, live music and food.
There is no entry fee for the car show and there will not be any judging. Bring your favorite ride and enjoy a day in the country in a beautiful setting. Previous shows have seen a wide variety of cars attend, from Fords to Studebakers, and from Volvos to Morris Minors. For more information, contact John Dickey at 267-6098.
The Library is located on NH Route 140 west of Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Gilmanton School.



Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 10:00

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