LACONIA — Nine regional hubs, including one in Laconia, would be set up in New Hampshire to give people greater access to drug treatment and recovery, under plans the state has submitted for federal approval.
GILFORD — Brooke Mills, a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student, was recently crowned Miss Winnipesaukee 2018 at Gunstock. Brooke won a $10,000 scholarship along with the right to compete for the title of Miss New Hampshire in April 2019.
Yesterday I read an article in one of the online newspapers about a crash of a small bus filled with kids from the Kittery Community Center Safe Camp — several were injured, some seriously. The driver was unfit to be driving at all, let alone a van full of kids. With several previous convictions, little regard for the law and a $1,300 fine being extended for him at the time of the crash he was among other things epileptic, suffering from seizures and had quit a second job job at Appleby’s (a liquor provider) to go to AA meetings too, as he said, to “get a grip on his life.”
Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.
LACONIA — Less than a year after Melcher & Prescott Insurance was purchased by Mike Sherman, the company has already begun to benefit from the commitment of the new owner to invest in the company, which has been in business for more than 150 years.
MEREDITH — For a second time, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals has named Meredith realtor Corina Cisneros as one of the country's top 250 Latino agents. The agents honored this year made aggregate sales of more than $4 billion and come from 30 states and Puerto Rico.
GILFORD — The registration deadline for the Gilford Youth Soccer program is Friday, Aug. 17. The program is open to all Gilford students entering grades K-5 this fall.
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GILFORD — The Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association will host an open house and pig roast Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at noon to celebrate the completion of the purchase of the land that the clubhouse has sat on for thirty years. The event is open to the public and will also include a 50/50…