man charged with reckless conduct for discharging muzzleloader on Warren Street (131 w/cut slugged patrick manley)

LACONIA — A Laconia man was arrested late Friday after discharging a gun into the ground behind his home.
On Friday Nov. 7, the Laconia Police Department responded to the area of 44 Warren St. shortly after 11 Friday night for what neighbors believed to be a gun shot being fired.
Sgt. Chris Noyes said that while investigating, officers made contact with Patrick Manley, 53, of 44 Warren St. It was discovered that while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, Manley had discharged a muzzleloader into the ground behind his home. The shot was fired in close proximity to other homes in the neighborhood.
Manley was taken into custody and charged with reckless conduct. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to stand trial on Jan. 14 at the Laconia District Court.
Police are asking anyone who has information regarding this incident to contact the Laconia Police Department.


Bystanders, police pull woman from Paugus Bay (109))

LACONIA — The Laconia Fire Department transported a woman to Lakes Region General Hospital Sunday night after responding to a 911 call of someone in the water at Paugus Bay who needed help.
Fire Chief Ken Erickson said that when the department arrived at the scene of the 10:37 p.m. call in the vicinity of the Lakeport Dam, they found that the woman had already been pulled from the water by bystanders and Laconia Police.
He said that the woman was a status 2 patient, which means the patient is unstable and requires IV fluids.

Motorcycle Week planners to host forum Nov. 11

LACONIA — The Laconia Motorcycle Week Association will host a public forum to invite comment and seek suggestions about how best to ensure the long-term success of the nation's oldest motorcycle rally on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Belknap Mill, beginning at 5 p.m.

The forum will be moderated by Pat Kelly of Binnie Media and feature a panel consisting of Charlie St. Clair and Jennifer Anderson, executive director and director respectively of the association , and Cynthia Makris, president of the association, who will be joined by Mayor Ed Engler, Richard Ray of the Faro Italian Grille, and Kurt Muhlfelder of South End Media, all of whom serve on the board of the association.

Laconia Police Chief Chris Adams and Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson, together with officials of the New Hampshire State Police, will be on hand to respond to questions and comments about law enforcement and public safety.

Following a brief introduction, there will be a question-and-answer period. Those wishing to offer comments or raise questions will be asked to put their remarks on cards, which will be distributed at the door, and the moderator will present each statement in turn. Those unable to attend the forum, may email their comments or questions to Jennifer Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anderson said that the forum is an opportunity to learn more about the rally, the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association and the plans for the 93rd running of Motorcycle Week in 2016.

Light refreshments will be served.