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Lawmakers wrangle over details of parental notice bill

CONCORD (AP) — Statehouse rhetoric over parental abortion notification has been framed in broad terms: Some say it's about parental rights, others say it's about the right to an abortion. But as a showdown approaches in the New Hampshire Senate, and senators on both sides craft amendments to appeal to a majority of that chamber's 24 members, the focus is on the details. Three members of a Senate committee passed an amendment Tuesday that significantly changed — some say gutted — the ...

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Laconia Main Street taking city's pulse

In June, Laconia Main Street will take the pulse of downtown. The Economic Restructuring Committee will be surveying employers and employees in the city center bounded by Oak Street (north), the Shang Hai restaurant (south), Brooks Pharmacy (east) and Aubuchon Hardware (west). Initially, 500 surveys will be distributed. Casey Gilbert, who chairs the committee, said the questions are designed "to discover the community's perceptions of the downtown area." She said that people will be ...

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Airport Expands

The City of Laconia and the Town of Gilford have given the green light to the construction of three hangars at Laconia Airport. The City Council approved an agreement with Airport Hangars at Lake Winnipesaukee, LLC to lease a 3.29 acre parcel on Airport Road, where the hangars will be built. The Gilford Planning Board approved the project pending the final design of a turn-around at the end of Airport Road and the state's approval of several minor site specific issues. Diane Cooper, ...

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