Officials unsure or silent on Rally & Race

City officials contacted yesterday said either they didn't know, or refused to comment on the corporate structure or tax-exempt status of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally Race Association. This despite the fact that the city has been a dues-paying member of the association for years, and as such, has held a seat on the board of trustees. "That's something you'll have to ask Councilor Judkins," City Manager Eileen Cabanel responded when asked if and how the association was ...

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Beer tents pitched, Lquor Commission folded

CONCORD — After three hearings the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) yesterday finally — and firmly — quashed a rule proposed by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) to shrink the capacity of beer tents. Harvey Chernin, co-owner of the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound who has consistently lobbied against the rule, was "I'm not surprised by the outcome. After attending the earlier meetings, I did not expect the committee to accept this rule," he said. As originally ...

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Rally and Race head is critical of resignations from board

The president of the Rally and Race Association indicated last evening that he isn't alarmed by recent decisions by the City of Laconia, the Greater Laconia/Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Gunstock Recreation Area to step away from the association that promotes and organizes Motorcycle Week. But Paul Lessard was nevertheless critical of the decisions. "If they had concerns, instead of leaving they should have offered to help," he said. "They were all on the board with us, ...

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