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Story of Belmont postmaster's thwarting of JFK assassination to be aired beginning tonight

BELMONT — A nearly forgotten Belmont historical saga will air on a Travel Channel "Mysteries at the Museum" episode premiering Thursday, February 27 at 9 p.m. The story is about the heroism of former Postmaster and community leader Thomas Murphy – widely credited as thwarting a 1960 assassination attempt on then President-elect John F. Kennedy. Pauline "Polly" Murphy, his widow, provided family files and memorabilia for the filming, shot on site last summer at the Belmont Public Library. The segment also interviews veteran political journalist and author Jeff Greenfield, whose book "Then Everything Changed", brought the incident to light.

MetroCast Travel Channel 70 and TravelHD 770 schedules show the segment running nearly 20 times through March 7. Program promotion is featured on www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/mysteries-at-the-museum

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:34

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GOP state senators hosting info session Monday in Meredith on Senate Health Insurance Proposal

MEREDITH — Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will hold an informational session to discuss the Senate Health Insurance Proposal (Senate Bill 413) on Monday, March 3 in Meredith.

The session will be an opportunity for Lakes Region residents to learn more about the Senate proposal which will use federal funds to establish a two-year pilot program that will help low-income New Hampshire residents purchase health insurance though the private market. Senator Forrester will be joined by Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro to discuss the bill and take questions.

"Today, the state and our hospitals are footing the bill to cover the cost of health care for uninsured Granite Staters," said Sen. Forrester. "As a result, New Hampshire families and businesses are burdened with hundreds of millions of dollars in hidden taxes, paid for in the state budget and through higher cost insurance policies. Further, the improper utilization of our health care system by those who cannot afford insurance increases emergency room wait times, limits the availability of doctors, and impacts the quality of care we all receive. The Republican Senate Health Protection Plan will address these issues based on the conservative principles of state sovereignty, taxpayer protection, and personal responsibility, and I look forward to discussing the merits of the plan with residents at this informational session."

The information session is open to the public but seating is limited. Residents interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Liz Sheil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 271-4980 by Monday, March 3 at noon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:30

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Belmont Candidates Night, Tuesday, March 4

BELMONT — Candidates Night is going to be held in the cafeteria at Belmont High School, on Tuesday, March 4, from 7-9 p.m. or shorter depending on the turnout and the number of questions posed to the candidates.

Candidates for town offices as well as school board positions will be in attendance, and after each candidate has a chance to explain how they might address the positions that they endorse, they will be available to answer all questions that come from the audience.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:17

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LHS hosting barbershop festival on March 8

LACONIA — The 2014 Laconia Invitational BarbershopFestival presented by the Laconia High School Music Department will be held Saturday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at the Laconia High School auditorium.

The event will feature peformances by high school Sweet Adeline and Barbershop groups as well as performances by local barbershop groups. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:10

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