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Eagles lose bid for perfect season in finale

GILFORD — The Golden Eagles’ bid or an undefeated baseball season came to an end Tuesday when they lost to White Mountains, 9-2. Read more

Sex offender denies charge related to volunteer work at church

LACONIA — A registered sex offender living in Laconia who was charged earlier this month with having unlawful contact with children in conn… Read more

Bedbugs hitch ride on library books

BRISTOL — Things are getting back to normal at Minot-Sleeper Library after a bedbug scare led to a multi-day closure last week. Read more

Business

Bring on summer: NH tourism leaders reaching out to new markets

CONCORD — Millions of travelers visited New Hampshire during 2017, spending more than $5.5 billion. The New Hampshire Division of Travel an… Read more

Sam Laverack, president and CEO of NH Mutual Bancorp, to retire

MEREDITH — Sam Laverack, president and CEO of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, is retiring on June 30, after 42 years with the organization. G… Read more

Opinion

Michelle Malkin - Boycott schools until they are safe?

Educrat (ED-yoo-krat) noun, usually pejorative. A government school official or administrator whose primary function is to spend tax dollars telling other parents what to do with their children. Read more

The correctional staff members of Belknap County are proud to serve you

On May 5, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187-National Correctional Officers’ Week, in which he called upon officials of state and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities, to recognize the contributions of correctional officers to our nation. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of the local businesses honoring this tradition by reaching out and showing support for the Belknap County Department of Corrections staff.  Read more

Private ambulance would not be familiar with the various addresses in Laconia

There has been much discussion to privatize the Fire Department ambulance service in Laconia. I have been in public safety for 42 years and have seen the effect of privatizing the ambulance service versus it being maintained by FD. Read more

Community

Alton artist says he’s inspired by swine

ALTON — The whimsical “Pigs in a Poke” images created by Duane Hammond are the result of what the artist-humorist calls, with pun intended,… Read more

Ben Gloddy named New Jersey Mini GP Rookie of the Year for 2017

LACONIA — After switching from Flat Track Motorcycle Racing to NJ Mini GP Road Racing, local youth motorcycle racer Ben Gloddy finished the… Read more

Sports

Packers' Clay Matthews hopes pass rush thrives despite depth that’s ‘not that great’

The Packers didn’t add any edge rushers in free agency and picked only one (Southeast Missouri State project Kendall Donnerson, in the seventh round) in last month’s NFL draft. Read more

Videos: Packers in the top 100 players in the NFL

See which Green Bay Packers players were voted into the "Top 100 Players of 2018" by their NFL peers. The top 100 will be released in group… Read more

Eagles lose bid for perfect season in finale

GILFORD — The Golden Eagles’ bid or an undefeated baseball season came to an end Tuesday when they lost to White Mountains, 9-2. Read more

Outdoors

Registration open for Wildquest Camp

LACONIA — Openings are still available in the Wildquest Summer Camp program at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. The programs r… Read more

Sailing classes for youths start May 30 in Gilford

GILFORD — The Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association is offering a series of after-school sailing lessons for youngsters with little or no … Read more

Health

June 9 Tuftonboro Jamboree to benefit VNA & Hospice

TUFTONBORO CORNER — On Saturday, June 9, two groups of talented musicians, Cedar Mountain Bluegrass and the New England Country Boys, will … Read more

Giving the gift of massage – Therapist returns to her native Lakes Region

GILFORD — Susan LaFrance has training in occupational therapy, and has owned and managed large day spas. But some of her most rewarding wor… Read more

Obituaries

Eileen ‘Dearie’ Fisher, 67

MARCO ISLAND, Florida — Eileen “Dearie” Fisher, 67, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Read more

Claire I. Foley, 78

ALTON BAY — Claire Irene (Palmer) Foley, 78, of Alton Bay, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. She was the wife of the late James E. Foley… Read more

Katherine ‘Ann’ Crowley, 83

GILFORD — Katherine “Ann” Crowley, 83, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Forestview Manor.   Read more

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Weather Today

Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Today

71° 54°

Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Humidity:29%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:WNW at 11 mph
Chance of Rain:0%
UV Index:6 High
Sunrise:05:12:43 AM
Sunset:08:13:03 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.Thu
0%71° 54°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.Fri
0%82° 62°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 50s.Sat
50%82° 52°
Chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 40s.Sun
50%54° 47°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s.Mon
20%64° 55°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 50s.Tue
10%77° 51°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.Wed
0%77° 54°
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