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LACONIA — The funny thing about food is how it can convey a significance far beyond the sum of its parts. Cupcakes, for example, are baked using common household ingredients. Yet, in the hands of a skilled baker – especially one who holds well wishes for others in her heart – the finished pr…

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Michelle King-Green of Providence, Rhode Island, visits the White Mountains as often as she can in summer with her husband, Al, and their two young sons.

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LACONIA — Permits are now required for open fires anywhere in the city, the Fire Department advises.

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BELMONT — Between 8 and 10 a.m. on Thursday, during the first two hours of vaccination at the Belknap Mall, 232 people received COVID shots – and Shawn Stuart, 44, of Meredith was glad to get his.

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MOULTONBOROUGH — In 1983, Jane Rice had been working a string of part-time or seasonal jobs for years. A Laconia High School grad, she went to college for history and English, then found work at summer camps, at the NASWA Resort, for archaeologists digging at The Weirs, and wrapping Christma…

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LACONIA — A woman has died following a two-alarm fire at a residence on Highland Street Wednesday afternoon. Laconia Fire Chief Kirk Beattie said the woman, who he described as elderly, was found shortly after 2 p.m. by firefighters on the first floor of the building at 171 Highland Street. …

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LACONIA — City departments ran up more than $200,000 in COVID-related expenses between when the pandemic first hit in mid-March and the end of the year, according to a report released by City Manager Scott Myers on Monday.

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For one person who registered on Friday for a COVID-19 vaccine, the shot means that she can stop worrying about the virus making her seriously ill. For another, it’s hope that life will return to normal. For a third, the vaccine means that he might be able to see his beloved again.

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LACONIA — The majority of the city’s public school students will continue to attend school under a hybrid schedule. But because some school staff members or students have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has, there are “some pockets” within the scho…

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MEREDITH — On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Hermit Woods Winery & Deli decided to temporarily close due to an employee reporting to have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had not been present in the winery since Jan. 8. Immediately upon learning of the infection, to ensure the maximum deg…