June 19 to be last day of school for Gilmanton elementary kids

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton School Board on Tuesday approved a Friday, June 16, eighth-grade graduation date for Gilmanton School.
Based on snow days and the lateness of the end of the school year, Gilmanton School Superintendent John Fauci suggested this date. The School Board voted to make Monday, June 19, the last day of school for students. Friday, June 23, will be the last day of school for teachers, the board decided.
Fauci said he coordinated with teachers for the remainder of the school to come back on the following Monday, June 19, for a half day. “That’s a day that we traditionally have our field days,” he said.
For the rest of that week, Fauci asked that the teachers come in and fill those four working days to review new curriculum, attend workshops originally scheduled for the fall and hold meetings typically scheduled in the summer regarding Individualized education programs for special education students. Paraprofessionals also would be invited to attend during that week, he said.
The Gilford School District reported Wednesday that no graduation date has been set for Gilford High School. The school’s website lists a tentative date of Saturday, June 10, but officials said no firm date had been established.

$50,000 in gems, cash stolen

LACONIA — Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Laconia Monument Company at 150 Academy St. sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, and 9 a.m. the next morning.

Capt. Matt Canfield said officers found evidence that someone broke into the building and left with a significant amount of cash, jewelry and a .32 caliber handgun. He said that between $3,000 and $4,000 in cash was taken together with jewelry and gemstones with an aggregate value approaching $50,000.

Canfield said that officers have collected evidence and are pursuing the investigation. He urged anyone with information leading the identity and whereabouts of those responsible for burglary and theft to call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.

– Michael Kitch

Police investigate break-in on Grant Street, find broken windows

LACONIA — Police are investigating a failed attempt to break in to an occupied residence at 21 Grant St. around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

The resident heard glass shattering and immediately called the police. Officers arrived to discover two broken windows, which led them to believe that the suspect entered the house through the basement doors. Before the police arrived, the suspect fled the immediate neighborhood.

The incident remains under investigation and police urge anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the person or persons responsible for the break-in to contact Officer Holly Callanan at the Laconia Police Police Department at 524-5252.

– Michael Kitch