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School year to end on June 16

LACONIA — Students can look forward to June 16 as the day when school will be out for the summer. They will actually only have to put in a half day on that Friday. The high school's senior graduation will be on June 9. Teachers will have an additional week to work after students leave. Their final day before their summer break will be June 23. The Laconia School Board decided on the dates in its meeting Tuesday night. –... Read more


Rep. David O. Huot - Still time to pass a sane county budget

Good governance in Belknap County was dealt a serious blow on March 13. The County Convention adopted a budget which jeopardizes the opening of the new, eight million dollar county correctional facility, threatens to prevent the sheriff from performing his constitutional duties, and defunds the Belknap County Conservation District as well as the county's participation in the community mental health center, the Greater Laconia Child Advocacy Center and the Belknap Economic Development Council. It also... Read more

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Find a golden ticket to see Willy Wonka at Inter-Lakes

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes High School and Middle Tier Theater Companies have issued golden tickets to help promote the upcoming performance of Willy Wonka, April 7 and 8. Each golden ticket is a free student ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Three of the tickets will include a special prize: a Kindle Fire, a boxed set of Roald Dahl books provided by Innisfree Bookstore, or a basket of candy from Lee's Candy Kitchen. Golden tickets... Read more

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Rita A. Falconer, 87

Rita A. Falconer, 87

  Rita A. Falconer, 87 LACONIA — Rita A. Falconer, 87, a former longtime resident of Sanbornton, went home to join her beloved husband with the Lord on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born on March 18, 1930, in New York, the daughter of August and Agnus (Gruelich) Hartmann. Rita worked for Equitable Life Insurance Company in Manhattan after high school. She traveled extensively throughout Europe with friends before settling down with the love of her life, Raymond... Read more

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Calendar of Events

3-22-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Meredith Public Library: Whimsical Tales, 10 to 11 a.m.; Book Craft, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 603-286-8971. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.​; Check Out an Expert, 10 to noon​. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Story Time, 10:30 to... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - A Russian fairy tale?

The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale. In Monday's Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey did confirm that his FBI has found nothing to support President Trump's tweet that President Obama ordered him wiretapped. Not unexpected, but undeniably an embarrassment for the tweeter-in-chief. Yet longer-term damage may have been done to the left. For Monday's hearing... Read more

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