CORRECTION: Stephen Arbo is the husband of Barbara Arbo, the founder of Arbo Ministries of Gilford. His name was incorrectly reported in an article that ran on the front page of Thursday's Daily Sun.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:43
LACONIA — A Massachusetts man suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a truck on the top-end of Tower Street at The Weirs.
Lawrence T. Stanley, 55 of Newton, Mass. was riding eastbound on Tower Street shortly before 3 p.m. when a truck driven northbound on Warner Avenue by Robert Cox, 28, of Windham, N.H. struck the right side of his bike. Stanley was thrown from the motorcycle and landed on his back.
Emergency medical technicians from the Fire Department transported him to Lakes Region General Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his back, right leg and ribs. He was swearing a helmet when the accident occurred. Cox was not injured in the collision.
The front end of Cox's truck was slightly damaged, but driven from the scene while Stanley's motorcycle was extensively damaged.
The accident remains under investigation.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:38
GILFORD — Selectmen have schedule a public hearing for September 10 at 7 p.m. on a proposed fireworks ordinance that would lift a ban on them that has been in place since 1988.
If approved by selectmen, the ordinance will allow fireworks between the hours of noon and 10 p.m.
On New Year's Eve and on July 3 through 5, fireworks will be allowed from noon until 12:15 a.m.
The amended ordinance will clarify that, while it is not unlawful to possess fireworks or transport fireworks permissible by non-professionals in New Hampshire, it will only be unlawful to discharge them unless it is between specified hours.
Any person who discharges fireworks during the prohibited hours will be subject to a $100 fine for the first offense, a $250 fine for the second offense, and a $500 fine for the third or subsequent offense.
The ordinance doesn't not apply to people who are licensed under New Hampshire law to professional display fireworks.
The proposed ordinance has been about a year in the making. The previous Board of Selectmen decided in a two-to one-vote last year to keep the ordinance in place.
With the retirement of former Selectman Kevin Hayes and the election of Selectman Richard A. Grenier, it appears the pro-fireworks votes will be in the majority.
Selectman John O'Brien has always supported the ban while Selectman Gus Benevides has never supported prohibition.
The public hearing will be in the Gilford Town Offices meeting room on the first floor.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:29
LACONIA — A Gilford Police transport van was involved in a minor accident at about 11 p.m. Sunday night after it was cut off on North Main Street in Laconia by a car that was coming out of Right Way Path.
The officer who was driving the van, that had just transported someone to the Belknap County House of Corrections, was able to avoid the collision but lost control of the van and went down an embankment.
Right Way Path leads into the former Laconia School Property and Ahern State Park.
The officer was unharmed and Laconia Police continue to investigate.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:26
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