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LACONIA — Shawn Marston cuts a large profile as we walks the halls of Laconia High School, but his persona is even bigger. “Big Shawn,” as he is aptly called, is a gregarious character who hasn’t let his disabilities stop him from making friends in the school or on athletic fields. For that,…

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LACONIA — A Superior Court judge has approved a second extension for the state to bring an indictment against Hassan Sapry, who has been charged with reckless second-degree murder in the death of Wilfred Guzman.

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LACONIA — After traffic crashes killed nine people on Route 106 over the last 15 months, the highway from Loudon to Laconia will likely get a new type of rumble strip intended to prevent head-on accidents, the state’s highway safety engineer said Wednesday.

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BELMONT — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that the town of Belmont erred in denying a real estate tax exemption to a disabled Vietnam veteran.

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LACONIA — For two years, a state panel has considered the best way to turn 200 acres of state-owned land into something that would create jobs, boost the tax base and be an asset to the community.

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WOLFEBORO — The Taylor Community, which has for more than 100 years been concentrated in Laconia, is about to significantly expand its reach. The nonprofit senior living organization confirmed on Monday that it had reached a deal to purchase a piece of property in Wolfeboro that will allow T…

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ASHLAND — When disaster strikes, those who aren’t directly affected often feel compelled to help those who are suffering. Alex Ray, founder of the Common Man family of restaurants, started acting on that impulse in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Since then, he has flown…

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At the opening for the Laconia School District on Aug. 27, the staff saw video messages from 22 graduates from the Laconia School District. These portraits gave our staff a picture of what some of our students are doing after graduation. Their experiences in the Laconia schools spanned from …