Aguiar ordered jailed without bail

Judge Harold Perkins has ordered that Steven Aguiar, 26, of Laconia, be arrested and held without bail pending a prompt bail revocation hearing. Aguiar not only faces eight felony indictments and a misdemeanor charge but is the focus of an investigation into a car crash that took the life of Nicole Gray, 26, of Meredith. While free on bail on multiple assault and drug charges, Aguiar was driving a borrowed car when it careened off Parade Road before dawn on November 3. Gray, his ...

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Governor gives CCA inside track

In its final report issued yesterday, the Governor's Efficiency in Government Commission recommended privatizing the operations of the entire state correctional system, including the operations of the four prisons and probation and parole services. Meanwhile, a tour of correctional facilities by officials of Corrections Corporation of America, which operates 61 prisons in 31 states, has some asking questions about the company's role in the work of the commission and others insisting ...

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L/GEDA to issue RFPs

The Laconia/Gilford Economic Development Authority (L/GEDA) has decided to issue requests for proposals from commercial real estate brokers to market the lots in the second phase of the Lakes Business Park. The authority has wrestled with the question of how to market the park for months. Last summer, Russ Thiebeault of Applied Economic Research in Laconia, a consulting firm, strongly urged the L/GEDA to hire a full-time economic development director with sole responsibility for marketing ...

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