Carly Fiorina to told campaign event in Alton on Sunday

ALTON — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be holding a "Breakfast Meet and Greet" event at the American Legion Hall, 164 Wolfeboro Highway (Route 28), in Alton, this Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, the leaders of the Carly Fiorina for President Campaign have announced.

The gathering will be an opportunity for members of the public from Alton and surrounding towns in Belknap, Carroll, Merrimack, and Strafford counties to meet Fiorina and hear what she has to say about the future of our country, organizers said.

Fiorina's stature in the presidential race has risen since her performance in the nationally televised "2nd Tier" debate held in August. As a result, Fiorina will be included in the "Top 10" nationally televised debate scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept 16.

RSVPs to email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. would be helpful, but are not required, say organizers. More information can be obtained by calling 603-364-9780.

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Capone named Holderness town administrator

HOLDERNESS — The town administrator in Bristol has been named the next town administrator of this community, Holderness officials have announced.

Michael Capone has accepted the position, according to a statement the town released yesterday. Capone will be leaving his position in Bristol sometime in the  fall. He has held the Bristol post for the past five years.

The Holderness Select Board said it is excited about Capone's appointment is certain he will continue the good work that was carried out by the former Administrator Walter Johnson for the past decade. Johnson recently left to become town administrator in Moultonborough.

"Michael Capone is a great fit for Holderness and will serve the Town well in his capacity as Town Administrator," said Chair of Select Board Shelagh Connelly. "He is capable and well respected, and looks forward to this next chapter in his municipal career."

Prior to working in the public sector Capone ran his own business and served on his local Select Board and Planning Board. All of this combined experience makes him a good choice for Holderness. Capone will begin duties for Holderness in the next 60 days.


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Shopping center developer says large oak is hazard

LACONIA — Gregg Nolin of Cafua Management Company, the firm that owns the Dunkin' Donuts store on Union Avenue and built the new shopping center building alongside it, said yesterday that he approached Planning Director Shanna Saunders about removing the large oak tree at the northeast corner of the lot because it represents a safety hazard.

Nolin said that he only inquired about taking down the tree and has yet to decide whether or not to make a formal application to do so. Should the company seek to remove the tree, Nolin said that it will follow whatever process the city prescribes.

When the Planning Board approved construction of the commercial building on the lot where the Hathaway House stood it stipulated that "the large oak tree near the northeast corner of the property is a monumental shade tree, and as such shall be protected and maintain(ed) during and after construction." Saunders has said that since preserving the tree was a condition of the Planning Board's approval of the project, a request to remove it would be referred to the board for its approval.

The tree is rooted in the sidewalk, within six feet of the curb cut defining the entrance and exit to the property, which is close to the northeast corner of the lot. The trunk of the tree, which is 14 feet around, will all but totally obscure the view of a motorist leaving the site of the southbound lane of traffic on Union Avenue. At the same time, the tree is approximately 10 yards south of a second curb cut for vehicles leaving Dairy Queen next door, largely screening motorists exiting both sites from one another. And even if motorists were leaving each site at the same time they would have no way of knowing which direction they were taking.

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