18 caught in booze sting

A nineteen year-old was able to purchase beer or liquor at 18 of 47 licensed premises in Laconia during a sting operation conducted by the Police Department and the Bureau of Enforcement of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission between October 30 and November 1. The minor was served at eight of the 18 lounges and ten of the 29 stores in the city, or nearly 40 percent of all licensees. At 14 of the 18 locations where the minor was sold alcohol, he was asked for his valid New Hampshire ...

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Saturday shooter arraigned

James McNeil, 22, of Belmont was arraigned in Laconia District Court yesterday on a charge of first degree assault, a Class A felony, for allegedly shooting Corey Donovan of Laconia Saturday night. Ordered held on $25,000 cash bail, McNeil is scheduled to appear in Laconia District Court for a probable cause hearing on November 17. In an affidavit in support of cash bail, Sergeant William Clary said McNeil "has a history of violence and has shown a lack of respect for human life." ...

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Gilford may be playing varsity football next season

Depending upon the outcome of a meeting between Gilford High School officials and New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) Executive Director James W. Desmarais, Gilford's club football team could be playing varsity ball next year in a newly created Division V. Appearing before the school board last night, Gilford High School principal Bill Marston sought and obtained the board's imprimatur of a plan for him and athletic director David Pinkham to meet with NHIAA ...

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