Interlaken deal to be formalized

The City Council last night reconsidered its decision to abandon a disused right-of-way at the Weirs — Interlaken Avenue — which had stalled plans to construct a hotel adjacent to the Dexter Plaza on Endicott Street East, not to rescind its action, but solely to delineate the easements developer Rusty Bertholet offered in return. Councilor Fred Toll (Ward 3), having voted with the majority to abandon Interlaken Avenue, moved reconsideration solely for the purpose of clarifying the ...

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'Keeping The Light On'

While all sorts of projects are being proposed or completed in Laconia, from a new hotel for the Weirs to downtown apartments, and from a new police station to a renovation of the public library, few endeavors are as meaningful and visible as the ongoing efforts to transform Veteran's Square into the city's centerpiece. Encouraged by a grant from the VFW of $30,000, and spearheaded by attorney Jim Carroll, the "Keeping The Lights On" project — as the massive undertaking has been named ...

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Council OKs water expansion

The City Council last night approved expanding the franchise of the Laconia Water Works to the Lemay's property on Gilford Ave (Rte. 11A) in Gilford. The council accepted a unanimous recommendation from its Government Operations & Ordinances Committee, which met earlier in the evening, despite reservations expressed by Mayor Mark Fraser. The initiative to extend the municipal water supply originated with Michael McGinley, who recently acquired and intends to develop the Lemay's ...

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