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Weirs vandals destroy meters and vending machines

LACONIA — Police are seeking information regarding a vandalism spree in the Weirs Beach section of town during the hours between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Capt. Matt Canfield said someone or some people used a pipe, a baseball bat or something similar to smash eight parking meters across from the Crazy Gringo on Lakeside Avenue.

He said two vending machines at the Mount Washington pier were also smashed.

Anyone who saw something or who has any information regarding this vandalism is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252.

– Gail Ober

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Meredith fire destroys home

11-09 Meredith house fire

A fire which was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday destroyed a home located off from Blueberry Hill Road on Meredith Neck. Firefighters from Meredith, Ashland, Moultonborough, New Hampton, Bristol, Gilford and Center Harbor responded to the scene of the fire and refilled their tankers with water drawn from a hydrant on the Meredith Neck Road. There was no word at deadline on the status of residents. (Roger Amsden/ for The Laconia Daily Sun)

Republicans sweep Belknap District 5 in NH House

ALTON, GILMANTON — Republicans Peter Varney of Alton and Michael Maloney of Gilmanton won overwhelming majorities in both Alton and Gilmanton to capture the two seats in New Hampshire House of Representatives in Belknap District 5.

Maloney led the field with 3,287 votes to win his first term and Varney was re-elected to his second term with 3,073 votes. Varney was re-elected to his second term.

Democrats Elizabeth Abbott and Hammond Brown, both of Gilmanton polled 1,789 votes and 1,456 votes respectively.

– Michael Kitch