'Aloha Max'

06 05 BOW WOW Max

Max, a furry resident of Laconia, won second place in the costume contest of the 7th Annual Bow WOW Fest. He is shown here with his family, Natalia and Sofia Wylie, of Laconia, Sienna Diaz of Gilford and Samantha Wylie of Laconia. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun)


Pup parade

06 05 BOW WOW Maggie

Grace Powers of GIlford leads her dog Maggie down Laconia’s WOW Trail as part of the seventh Annual Bow WOW Fest, held on Saturday. The event, which included vendors, a K-9 demonstration and a dog-walking parade on the WOW Trail, raised funds for the New Hampshire Humane Society. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun)

Correction: Belmont not party to suit involving utility infrastructure

Belmont was not a party to the utility cases decided by the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday. When contacted about the ruling for an article appearing in Saturday’s Laconia Daily Sun, Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin had not yet read the decision and thought it referred to a separate case involving Fairpoint and right-of-way taxation. Her comments were based on that case, which is still pending.

Sanbornton town planner leaves for Moultonborough

SANBORNTON — Robert Ward today leaves his position as town planner and zoning administrator to fill a longstanding job opening in Moultonborough.
Town Administrator Katie Ambrose said selectmen have asked Deputy Zoning Administrator Robb Jutton, who also serves as municipal assessor, to serve as interim zoning administrator, and they are likely to vote this week to finalize an interim planning agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission.
Meanwhile, the town has posted separate job descriptions for a part-time town planner and a part-time zoning administrator.
Ambrose said Ward’s departure comes at a time when the number of building permits is starting to increase because of the construction season.
In Moultonborough, Gerald Coogan has been serving as interim town planner since the resignation of longtime planner Bruce Woodruff. He will step aside when Ward assumes the permanent position. Town Administrator Walter Johnson was unavailable yesterday to confirm Ward’s starting date.