Gilford cops spend $8k on Bike Week

Gilford spent $7,948.83 of a $12,000 budget policing Motorcycle Week. Chief Evans Juris told the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday the sum entirely represents money that would not have been spent at all without the presence of the annual Laconia Rally. $5,800 of the total went to pay overtime wages for Police Department personnel. Juris said the reason the department came in under budget this year was because he opted not to bring in the usual half-dozen officers from other departments to ...

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Schilling: Rally against Bike week

"It's not a march on the Alamo or the storming of the Bastille," said Harry Schilling of Scenic Road, who is organizing a rally at City Hall , which he hopes will prompt city officials to reconsider Motorcycle Week. The rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, July 12, before the regular meeting of the City Council. Schilling, who became something of a local celebrity when Mayor Mark Fraser made his e-mail exchanges with City Councilor Judy Krahulec (Ward 1) the focus of a furor ...

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Hallas-Burt promoted to Planning Director

Shanna Hallas-Burt has been promoted to the position of city Planning Director. City Manager Eileen Cabanel made the announcement yesterday and said Hallas-Burt will immediately begin looking for someone to replace herself as Assistant Planning Director. Hallas-Burt came to work for the Laconia Planning Department in early April of this year. She had been on the job for only a month when Dawn Emerson resigned as director to take a similar position in Yarmouth, Maine. Hallas-Burt has ...

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