Governor's Island Roads

Although Governor's Island is no home to ditch diggers, it needs its ditches dug. On May 6 Robert Bowen, president of the Gilford Island Corporation, wrote to Town Administrator Phil Arel calling attention to the deteriorating condition of the roads on the island. Bowen recalled four separate incidents this spring when the road gave way beneath vehicles, including a fuel truck and a bus carrying elderly and handicapped passengers, which then became mired in the soft shoulders. He ...

Blair charged with second-degree murder

Robert W. Blair of 171 Gilford Ave. has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Donna Bucker. The unemployed 47-year-old man was arraigned in Laconia District Court yesterday morning. Judge Stephen H. Roberts, agreeing with the state's request, returned Blair to the Belknap County Jail in lieu of $500,000 cash bail. The accused is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on the afternoon of June 8. Police found Bucker, 53, lying dead on a bed in ...

Blair went out for coffee with a friend

A local man charged with killing his girlfriend over the Memorial Day weekend reportedly told a friend he believed he’d murdered the woman several hours before he called the police, according to court papers. Robert Blair, 47, of 171 Gilford Avenue, is charged with aggravated second-degree murder in the death of Donna Bucker, 53. Police say Bucker died as a result of injuries caused when Blair hit her in the head during an argument on Saturday. In an affidavit filed in Laconia ...

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