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Karen Ober seeking re-election but Jeff Jenkins is not

SANBORNTON — Selectman Karen Ober is seeking re-election and is, so far, running unopposed, said Town Clerk Marla Davis.

Craig Davis is seeking a seat on the Budget Committee, as is incumbent Earl Leighton, who said Wednesday he hadn't sign up yet but was getting ready to do so.

After 13 years, Jeff Jenkins is not seeking re-election. He said yesterday that after 13 years on the Budget Committee and his service on a number of other boards and committees in town, that he wants a break for a year or so.

Lynn Chong is seeking her first election as Trustee of the Trust Fund. Chong was appointed by selectmen to fill a vacancy.

Steve Ober is seeking a one-year spot as Library Trustee and Kristen Rathgen is seeking election to the three-year spot.

Tim Lang is seeking a term as Town Moderator. Marla Davis said as of now there is no moderator. Former selectmen Patsy Wells, who died over the summer resigned for health reasons, and in May, Susan "Andy" Jepson was elected but sold her home, moved to another community and resigned.

Lang served as moderator for last year's town meeting.

Marla Davis said the Town Clerk's Officer will be open until 5 p.m. Friday for any residents who would like to sign up for a spot on the March ballot.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:54

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Brett Currier not seeking re-election to Gilmanton board

GILMANTON — Selectman Brett Currier will not be seeking re-election to a second term and as of yesterday morning no one has signed up to run in his place, said Town Clerk Debra Cornett.

With two days to go until the sign up deadline of Friday at 5 p.m., Cornett said so far Anne Kirby has signed up to run for the Budget Committee. She said she hasn't heard from incumbents Mickey Daigle and Mark Sawyer.

Incumbent Candace Daigle has signed up for another term as Cemetery Trustee and Deb Chase and Donna White have signed up for the two openings of Library Trustee.

Paul Perkins is running again for a three-year position as Road Agent, however selectmen have added an article to the 2015 warrant, by a vote of 2-to-1, that calls for eliminating an elected Road Agent as of 2016 and to have a selectmen-appointed official instead.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:51

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Kurt Webber won't seek 4th term on Gilford School Board

GILFORD — Nine-year incumbent School Board member Kurt Webber will not be seeking re-election to the School Board in March.

District Clerk Kim Verracchio said yesterday that incumbent Chair Sue Allen and incumbent Jack Landau are seeking re-election but that as of yesterday afternoon there is no one running for Webber's seat.

Webber said yesterday he thinks there are a few people in town who are considering running for his vacated slot.

Moderator Sandy McGonagle is seeking reelection as is Verracchio. To date, the is no candidate for District Clerk.

Interested candidates should go to the SAU building across from Gilford General Store on Belknap Mountain Road to sign up before 5 p.m. Friday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:49

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Burglar(s) strike Laconia Subway restaurant

LACONIA — Police are investigating a burglary at the Subway restaurant on Union Avenue that was reported to them at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to one of the employees, the burglar(s) used a crowbar to break into through the back door.

The burglar(s) only took money from the bottom of the cash register which was "bank" money, is mostly one dollar bills and change that is kept for the next day's opening. The employee said it appears the thief(s) tried to break in to the top draw of the register but were unable to do so.

Images of the person were captured by the surveillance system however there were no faces on the camera.

The employee said police think it may have been someone who was familiar with the store because it appears the thief(s) were able to avoid having their faces show up on surveillance cameras.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:44

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