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Muskrats fall 6-1 to Keene & remain in tight race for final Eastern playoff spots

LACONIA — Losers of 7 of 10, the Muskrats are now holding on to the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Division by one game in the loss column with just two games left in the NECBL regular season.

Laconia (21-21) lost 6-1 to Keene at Robbie Mills Field on Wednesday night while Mystic (also 21-21 and slumping) lost 6-4 at Vermont. Fifth place Sanford (19-22), meanwhile gained ground on both by beating second place Ocean State 6-5. The Mainers have won 6 of their last 10.

Thursday night, Laconia travels to Ocean State and Sanford plays a crucial game at Mystic. Then, on Friday, the Muskrats return home to host, conveniently, Sanford and Mystic entertains Plymouth (Mass.).

The Muskrats managed just 6 hits against Keene lastnight and did not score their lone run until the bottom of the ninth. Nick Freeberger (Hartford CC) had two of the hits, including a double.

Eddie Macaluso (Iona) started for Laconia and pitched 6-2/3 innings, giving up 2 homers and all 6 runs. Ryan Agnitsch (Jefferson) pitched an inning and one-third of hitless relief.

Keene (26-16) holds down first place in the Western Division.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 02:58

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Boat & pickup stolen in Gilford found on North Shore

GILFORD — Police recovered the truck, boat and trailer reported stolen on July 15 from a Gilford boat detailer in two separate communities on the Boston area's North Shore.

Det. Sgt. Christopher Jacques said the truck was recovered in Lynn, Mass., while the boat — a 1994 26-foot Powerquest that had been stripped — and the trailer were found in Salem, Mass.

Jacques said this is the second time the white Ford F-350 has been stolen. In May the truck along with a trailer containing a 1987 22-foot black Donzi was taken.

The truck was recovered a short time later in Seabrook, N.H. The boat and trailer have not been recovered from that theft.

Jacques said he is working with police in some North Shore communities.

If anyone has any information they are asked to call the Gilford Police at 527-4737 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:59

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Bartlett & Opechee Cove beaches to remain closed through the weekend

LACONIA — Bartlett Beach on Lake Winnisquam and Opechee Cove Beach on Lake Opechee will remain under advisories warning against wading and swimming through the remainder of the week and the entire weekend.

Water samples collected at both beaches on Monday continued to register elevated levels of fecal bacteria in excess of state standards. According to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services the advisories will remain in effect at the two beaches pending the results of the next round of samples scheduled to be taken on Monday, August 5, which will be announced the next day.

The beach at Ahern State Park on Lake Winnisquam has also been posted because more than a quarter-inch of rain fell in a period of six hours. The posting will be lifted when a 24-hour period passes with no more than a tenth of an inch of rain.

The advisory for Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee was lifted after the most recent tests reported bacteria levels within state standards.


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:46

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Motorcycle rider charged with fleeing into woods when trooper stopped him for violation

LACONIA — A Belmont man who was riding a motorcycle near Lexington Drive on North Main Street and allegedly ran from a state trooper who had stopped him for a violation on Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. was charged with resisting arrest, driving after being deemed a habitual offender, and disobeying a police officer.

Lt. Kevin Duffy said yesterday that Jared Reed, 37, of Belmont was also wanted on an order from the court to take him into custody for non-payment of child support.

Duffy said Trooper Chris Huse was on routine patrol in the Laconia area Tuesday morning when he noticed Reed didn't have a valid inspection sticker on the motorcycle he was riding.

Huse pulled Reed over and reported that Reed initially gave him the name of the person who owned the motorcycle. As the conversation continued, Huse said he learned Reed's real name and when he went back to his cruiser to verify the information, Reed allegedly ran off into the trees.

Huse chased him for a short time and then called Laconia Police for assistance.

Duffy said with the "excellent" cooperation of police, the nearby Belknap County Sheriff's Department and a K-9 unit from Gilford Police, Reed was located in the woods. He also said some troopers from the truck enforcement division and officers from the Department of Fish and Game offered assistance.

He said the dog found Reed hiding in the woods. Duffy said he was taken into custody without further incident and within two hours of the initial stop.

Reed was initially held on the order for non-support and was released on personal recognizance bail for the three newest charges. He has since posted bail.


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:38

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