Committee looking at financial solutions to save Wellness Center

Confident that a solution — or perhaps a series of solutions — can be found to preserve the services and facilities provided by the Community Wellness Center, Terry Thomason, Jim Loughlin and Bob Caswell will be meeting today to formulate some recommendations. The three men have taken on the task at the behest of the ad hoc committee formed following the March 16 meeting at the Center when over 300 people gathered to hear LRGHealthcare President Tom Clairmont warn of looming cutbacks ...

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French on the trail

Jim French, who began hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail early this month, has begun posting reports of his progress, along with photos, on his website — homeimprovementhelp.com. French has covered 172 miles, from Spring Mountain, Georgia to Fontana Dam, North Carolina, during his first twelve days on the trail. On March 15 French's friend Janine, along with his sister and her husband, met him at Fontana, almost midway between Robbinsville and Cherokee near the Great ...

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School board members meet with grade school band supporters

Members of the Laconia School Board faced an unhappy group of nearly thirty people in the library at Laconia High School last evening who oppose the board's decision to cut the band program for fourth and fifth graders at the city's elementary schools. Organized by high school student Trevor Chandler, who's a member of the high school band and has been actively advocating for the board to reconsider its decision, the hour-and-a-half meeting proved to be a lively exchange between ...

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