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Laconia Fourth of July events remain scheduled for today

LACONIA — The City of Laconia Fourth of July Celebration is still expected to be held at its original time on July 4th at Opechee Park. The parade is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., with entertainment starting at 5:30 p.m. at Opechee Park. Fireworks are scheduled to be set off at Opechee Park at 10 p.m. 

Changes to the event schedule may be made due to weather. To find up-to-date information on the Laconia Fourth of July Celebration, please refer to the following:

Laconia Parks and Recreation Facebook Page

City of Laconia website: http://www.city.laconia.nh.us/

Laconia Parks and Recreation Office: 603-524-5046

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:35

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Republican group meeting in Barnstead on Tuesday


BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Route 28), in Center Barnstead.

The committee will focus its attention on the local Republican candidates who are vying for the party's nomination in the Sept. 9 Primary. State Rep. District 5 (Alton and Gilmanton) has five candidates -- Joel D. Lambert Sr., Mike Metcalfe, David H. Russell, Gerald P. Theodora, and Peter Varney -- vying for two seats, while State Representative District 8 (Alton, Barnstead, Gilmanton) has two people - Raymond Howard Jr., and Elaine Swinford - vying for one seat. In addition, County Commissioner District 2 (Barnstead, Belmont, Gilmanton, Tilton) has two people – incumbent John H. Thomas, and challenger Richard B. Burchell -- running for the seat.

It's expected that all or most of these candidates as well as numerous other "non-primaried" candidates will attend the July and/or August meetings so those attending the meetings will have the opportunity to hear from them and to ask questions about their stance on various issues affecting the three-town area and the state.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. There has been an influx of new members, as well as many "charter" members attending the meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of each month. This continues to help the committee focus on grassroots politics and party unity.

Per the usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at your option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, should plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

The committee requests those who can to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:16

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Meredith fireworks post-poned to Saturday

MEREDITH — Due to the threat of impending inclement weather, fireworks in Meredith will be postponed to Saturday July 5 at 9:30 pm. The fireworks will be preceded by a band concert at 7 p.m.

The Greater Meredith Program wants everyone to enjoy the fireworks display and safety is the first concern. The Fire Marshall for the State of New Hampshire requires 300 feet to be isolated around the area of the fireworks, no vehicles or spectators are permitted. To comply with safety regulations, the Meredith Boat Ramp and Town Docks will be closed from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. In addition, Rt.3 from Lake Street to Rt. 25 will be closed at 8:30 p.m. and re-opened at approximately 10:30 p.m. Traffic will be diverted from Rt.3 onto Lake St. and then to Main St. to avoid the closed section of Rt. 3.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:09

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Local students win Plan NH scholarships


Students from Meredith and Franklin are among students from across the state who have been awarded scholarships by Plan NH, an organization of organization of planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and others.

Local scholarship recipients are Nick Swedberg of Meredith, an architecture student at Virginia Tech, and Iv Shqevi of Franklin, studying architecture at UNC Charlotte.

Plan NH awarded the scholarships -- $30,000 in all -- in partnership with the NH Charitable Foundation. Recipients, who are studying in a field related to planning, design, and/or development of the built environment, were honored at special dinner and program held at the Centennial Hotel in Concord.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:57

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