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Cinemas have been open all summer, but without the blockbusters

Movie theaters around the state – and in many other states across the country – shut down this spring as part of a society-wide effort to l… Read more

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South End raid shows drug cases take lots of time

LACONIA — Just hours after police raided a suspected drug house in the city’s South End on Monday a neighbor was sitting on his porch watch… Read more

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15 Minute Parking

With more business activity in Lakeport Square, the city has restricted three parking spaces along Union Avenue to 15 minutes. The change w… Read more

Lakestyle

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Studio Two to recreate The Beatles' early look and sound

FRANKLIN — Live music is returning to the Franklin Opera House Oct. 3, with two performances by Studio Two, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Limited… Read more

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String ensemble finds new fans in Meredith courtyard

MEREDITH — Margaret Hopkins usually performs about once per week, with classical orchestras, wedding bands and with big band outfits. This … Read more

Community

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Planting bulbs for spring blossoms

Now is the time to buy your bulbs for spring blossoms. Winters in New England are long, cold and snowy, so by March I’m ready for spring. M… Read more

Belknap House, Girl Scouts earn grants from NH Women’s Foundation

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation has shared its 2020 slate of grant award recipients. The foundation’s grantmaking program su… Read more

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Health

Red Cross blood donors can help patients fighting COVID-19

MANCHESTER — Plasma from whole blood and platelet donations made through the American Red Cross that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies … Read more

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2020 virtual Squam Ridge Race open until Oct. 4

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association is hosting a virtual, 8th annual Squam Ridge Race this year. Runners and hikers can choose to part… Read more

Business

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Doctors say remote telehealth visits are here to stay

Each week, Sandi Elliot needs to take time off work to take her 14-year-old son to a therapy appointment. It takes Elliot about half an hou… Read more

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NH Mutual Bancorp names new EVP

CONCORD — Robert Soloway has been appointed executive vice president at New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp. As executive vice president, Soloway … Read more

Outdoors

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Exploring Tompkins Preserve

A wonderful phenomenon in today’s growing world is the preservation of small properties by land trusts. There are many such organizations i… Read more

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2020 virtual Squam Ridge Race open until Oct. 4

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association is hosting a virtual, 8th annual Squam Ridge Race this year. Runners and hikers can choose to part… Read more

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Obituaries

David D. Gray, 75

David Dickson Gray passed away on December 8, 2019, following a long illness. Read more

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Robert C. Hinds, 91 and Joan F. Hinds, 83

Husband and wife die hours apart Read more

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Robert R. Simoneau, 67

LAKELAND, FL — Robert “Bob” Raymond Simoneau, 67, formerly of Laconia, died at his Florida home in late August after a long illness. Read more

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Clear

Today

77° 60°

Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Humidity:65%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SSW at 7 mph
Chance of Rain:0%
UV Index:5 Moderate
Sunrise:06:37:59 AM
Sunset:06:34:43 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
ClearSat
0%77° 60°
Partly cloudySun
10%78° 64°
CloudyMon
20%77° 61°
Scattered thunderstormsTue
50%77° 63°
Heavy rainWed
70%69° 57°
ThunderstormThu
60%64° 44°
Mostly clearFri
20%66° 44°