High baceteria counts still affecting local beaches

LACONIA — With levels of fecal bacteria above state standards, Bartlett Beach and the beach at Opechee Cove remained closed to wading and swimming pending the results of samples collected Monday, which will be announced today.
Likewise, excessive levels of fecal bacteria were also found at Ahern State Park in Laconia, Ellacoya State Park in Gilford and Locke Lake in Barnstead, where water samples were also taken yesterday and results are expected to today. .