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Kevin Hayes won't seek another term on Gilford Selectboard

GILFORD — Selectmen Kevin Hayes said yesterday that he is not planning on running for a third term in March.

Hayes has served as selectman for six years and is the current board chair. Before being elected selectman, he served for six years on the Gilford School Board.

The candidate filing period opens on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and closes at the end of the business day on Friday, Jan. 31.



Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 02:24

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Man said to have approached juvenile boys near Newfound Middle School

BRISTOL — Police say they are investigating a report that an older man with a beard driving a dark green Ford Ranger stopped and asked two juvenile boys if they needed a ride at 5 p.m. near the Newfound Memorial Middle School.

Police said that the juveniles reported that when they refused the ride the man became agitated and drove off.

The vehicle is believed to be register in New Hampshire but no additional description is available.

Police ask if anyone has any more information about the incident to call the Bristol Police at 744-6320 or 744-2212.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 02:22

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Woman who was selling crack out of hotel room sentenced to state prison

LACONIA — A former Belmont woman who had 17 bags of crack cocaine for sale in a rented room at a downtown hotel in August will serve one to 3 years in the N.H. State Prison for Women.

Valene Colby, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of possession of a narcotic drug with intent to distribute it.

She was arrested on August 12 in her hotel room by Laconia Police after they learned of her activities.

Colby was credited with 157 days of pre-trial credit. A fine of $1,000 was suspended pending five years of good behavior. She must also get a substance abuse evaluation within 45 days of her release from prison.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 02:19

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Taxpayers reminded that registering boats at City Hall offsets property taxes

LACONIA — City Clerk Mary Reynolds is reminding boat owners that by registering their vessels at City Hall they can ensure that the city receives a share of the proceeds, which adds to the revenues that offset property taxes.

"It's easy and convenient," Reynolds said, explaining that all that is required to complete the paperwork is a photo identification and prior year's registration. a share of the proceeds they can register their vessels at City Hall.

The City Clerk became a boat agent in 2011, joining the five marinas in the city — Irwin Marine, Paugus Bay Marina, Lakeport Landing, Thurston's Marina and Channel Marine — in a bid to recoup revenues foregone when owners register with the state. Since 2006, when the city collected $117,000, revenue from boat fees have shrunk by 45-percent to $65,000.

The City Clerk's office at City Hall is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. In accordance with state law, an additional $5 is charged for each registration processed by an authorized agent.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 02:17

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