Two seats are open for filing for Laconia School Board (65)

LACONIA — Two seats on the Laconia School Board — Ward 2 and Ward 3 — will be on the ballot for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The filing period for the two seats opens on Tuesday, Aug. 2, and closes on Friday, Aug. 12, at the City Clerk's Office, which is open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Currently Ward 2 is represented by Barbara Luther and Ward 3 by Scott Vachon.

– Michael Kitch

Colonial Theatre will open for tours in August

LACONIA — The Belknap Economic Development Council has invited the general public to visit the Colonial Theatre, where the demolition work begun in the spring has been completed, offering unobstructed views of the foyer, lobby, auditorium and stage.

Justin Slattery, executive director of the council, said Friday that the theater will be open to the public during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. on the first four Wednesdays coming up: Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Slattery said that the project is still in the design and engineering phase, working on fitting the theater with modern lighting, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems that comply with contemporary building codes as a major priority. In the meantime, the partitions that divided the auditorium into five motion-picture theaters, along with most of the seating, have been removed, exposing the expanse and decor of the auditorium.

"This is an opportunity for the public to view the theater, which will not be accessible once the renovation process begins," he said.

Woman arrested after drug death

WOLFEBORO — Local police working with members of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Tanya McCormack, 26, of Effingham and charged her with selling fentanyl to a man who died from it.

Police said Cole McMahon, no age given, died from an overdose on Sept. 1, 2015.

Police said the charge carries a possible maximum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

MaCormack was arraigned in the Third Circuit Court, Ossipee Division. Her bail conditions are unknown at press time.

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