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Man accused of shooting through open door of Meredith home involved in bizarre Laconia incident 5 days earlier

LACONIA — Police have confirmed that the man held in Belknap County Jail after allegedly loosing two shots into a Meredith residence last Sunday morning was also involved in a bizarre incident on Pleasant Street five days earlier. Jesse Lohman, 33, of Lempster was held in lieu of $100,000 cash bail following his arraignment this week on charges of reckless conduct, being a felon in possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property — all felonies — arising from the incident in Meredith. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Richard Simmons said yesterday that Lohman is the man a homeowner found in his driveway when he... Read more


Michael Barone - The Bulworth syndrome

As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. Republican voters have been seething with discontent toward their party's officeholders and have not become enchanted with any one of 15 more or less conventional politicians who are running. Democratic voters support their officeholders with lockstep loyalty and seem untroubled by the serious flaws of their party's clear... Read more


How to pick an agent...

By Roy Sanborn REALTOR® Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Real Estate  June was a great month for single family home sales in our Lakes region communities with 112 transactions taking place at an average sales price of $325,548. That brings the total number of transactions for the first half of 2015 to 417 at an average price of $309,625. That is up from last year's first-half total of 408 transactions at an average of $299,623. How do you choose a real estate agent to work with you... Read more


Waukewan Ladies count their putts

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the first sunny day of the season. The ladies cheered as they teed off on the back nine. Teams of 4 and a game of "Count Your Putts" was the plan of attack. Two best putts per hole netted the winning team $10 per player with a total of only 27 putts. Congratulations to the team of: Jan Lefebvre, Ellen Vail, Gloria Ferland, and Karen Bourgeois.... Read more



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911.... Read more

Calendar of Events

8-4-15 Calendar

Performance of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Reservoir Road, Meredith. Tickets & info: 279-0333 or Interlakes Summer Theater presents Sister Act. 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. Advice to the Players presents Twelfth Night. 2 p.m. at the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage.   Pete Cluett performs songs and stories, 3-4 p.m., Gilford Public Library.   Franklin Farmer's Market. 3 p.m.  on the lawn of Franklin Regional Hospital. Debit and EBT payments accepted, SNAP benefits matched up to... Read more


PSU hosts Lego engineering camp for young STEM students

PLYMOUTH — His eyes widening as he turned the tiny crank on his blue plastic windmill, nine year-old Evan Braman of New Hampton,  smiled as the turbines started to whir and push a breeze into the faces of his classmates. Using LEGO parts and some rudimentary engineering theories, local third and fourth graders participated in a week-long LEGO Engineering camp hosted by Plymouth State University's College of Arts and Sciences. The camp's purpose, according to... Read more


Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more


Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more


Lorraine T. Royce, 96

  GILFORD — Lorraine T. Royce, 96, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, peacefully in her sleep at Genesis Healthcare in Laconia. She was born in Laconia on Nov. 21, 1918, the second daughter of Walter A. and Lillian Maud (Raymond) Tate. Lorraine was raised in Laconia until Walter bought 30 acres of the Rowe Farm Estate in 1937. She loved riding her pony, Beauty. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1936. She studied voice and piano and, as... Read more

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