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Tim Hayes awarded prestigious Silver Beaver Award

BELMONT — Tim Hayes, owner of Tim Hayes Landscaping and Maintenance, has been recognized with a prestigious Silver Beaver Award by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award is conferred for distinguished service to youth that is "above and beyond normal duty" and in keeping with the spirit of the "Good Daily Turn".

Hayes has been actively involved as an adult scouting volunteer for more than 15 years. He has served in a variety of leadership positions, including for BSA Pack and Troop #65. He has been a unit commissioner and merit badge counselor at the BSA district level and has served as a member of the Griswold Scout Reservation Camping and Properties Committee for a number of years. In 2012, he participated in the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School, where he earned a certificate as a camp ranger.

The Daniel Webster Council noted that Hayes "continues to work tirelessly at our camping properties, particularly at Hidden Valley Scout Camp (Gilmanton), where he has contributed countless hours of volunteer service. . ."

In the Belmont community, Hayes has served as an assistant coach for youth basketball, has worked with students at the Huot Regional Technical Education Center in Laconia on special projects and works as a liaison with the Belmont Conservation Commission.

As a scout himself, Hayes attained the rank of Eagle Scout and earned the God and Country Award. He also served as a summer camp staff member at Camp Squanto in Plymouth, Mass. for seven years.

Hayes has been married to his wife Judy 15 years. Their son Thomas is a first-class scout and daughter Kelly is a cadet in the Girl Scouts.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:54

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Absentee ballots now available

LACONIA — Absentee ballots for the general municipal election on Tuesday, November 5 are available at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.

City Clerk Mary Reynolds reminded absentee voters that they must return their completed ballots to her office no later than 5 p.m. the day before the election, Monday, November 4, Alternatively, if they choose to mail their ballots, they must be posted in time to be delivered to the City Clerk by Election Day.

Reynolds urged absentee voters to collect their ballots as soon as possible.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:49

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Smith Track closed for repair

LACONIA — The Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday that Smith Track at Opechee Park will be closed to the public until further notice.

Wednesday afternoon brought in A Cape & Island Track & Tennis construction crew started work on resurfacing the track on Wednesday afternoon.

The department is hesitant to give a date of reopening as there are always delays in construction. Officials ask that no one goes on the track while it's under construction as that would only delay the reopening.

For any other questions or concerns call 524-5046.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:40

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Reward offered; Tilton man determined to find home burglar(s)

TILTON — A local business man whose home was burglarized while he and his family were vacationing over labor Day weekend has offered a $1,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the intruder(s).

Charles "Chuck" Drew the owner of Camaro Heaven said he wants to feel as though he did everything he could to stop the person who burglarized his home.

"You just don't live you life the same way," Drew said yesterday.

According to Detective Cpl. Matt Dawson, the Drew's reported the burglary when the returned to their Tilton home.

He said a change jar holding thousands of dollars was removed from the home. More significantly, he said whoever stole the jar ransacked the home and went through his family's personal space.

"I'd like to catch the guy that went through by wife's and child's bureaus," Drew said.

He said he has posted information on his Facebook page about the burglary but has changed the way he and his wife use the popular Internet social network sight.

Dawson said Tilton Police are pursuing a number of leads and ask anyone with any information about the Drew burglary to call the the Tilton Police at 286-4442.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:38

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