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LACONIA — Inside the Laconia Middle School gym, a group of six students grouped into pairs learn the basics of wrestling. Their coach, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chrigus Boezeman, stands on the center of the mat, still wearing a tie and button-down shirt, demonstrating, ironic…

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NORTHFIELD — Southwick Elementary School has hired a behavior specialist to operate a student support center as part of its efforts to address what Superintendent Shannon Bartlett called “extreme” disciplinary problems among the district’s youngest pupils.

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LACONIA — The Laconia School Board will consider the nomination of Lisa Hinds to be the next principal of Laconia High School at its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. Hinds currently serves as the academic coordinator for teaching and learning for the city’s middle and high schools.

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MEREDITH — After last year's cancellation due to unseasonable warmth, the New England Pond Hockey Classic is back with a frigid vengeance. As players took to the ice for the first set of games on Friday morning, temperatures sat just above zero degrees, and were smashed down even further tha…

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LACONIA — It was about five years ago that Ryan McCourt came to the city to manage Sunflower Natural Foods. He’s now more invested in the city than ever. He's in the process of taking ownership of the food store, and opening a new business aimed at the hungry, and busy, folks who travel thro…

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GILFORD — Police handled 42 service calls Tuesday and Wednesday.

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LACONIA — The county's newest temporary cold-weather shelter at the Dube building on the State School property has yet to see use this winter, despite having been open four times. The shelter will be open again Friday through Sunday, and people will be allowed to stay in the building all day…

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SANBORNTON — Police handled 27 service calls for the week ending Jan. 28.

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LACONIA — Police handled 61 service calls from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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CONCORD — The majority of those testifying on HB 208 before the House Committee on Science, Technology, and Energy on Monday supported the bill, which calls for updating the state’s climate action policy to include reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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PLYMOUTH — It was painful to be in the performing arts business during the pandemic, and the organizations that survived are finding there hasn’t been a rapid snapback to pre-COVID conditions. That’s certainly been the case for the New Hampshire Music Festival, which told supports last week …