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It's no secret that Andrew Hosmer is a Democrat. He was active in party politics long before he was elected mayor of Laconia, and his position gives him standing to comment on a variety of public policy matters. But an offer we received this week went too far.“I wanted to quickly reach out a…

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According to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, the criminal justice division prosecutes, among other things, “cases of crimes committed by state, county, and local government officials, including law enforcement officers. The cases involve a variety of criminal conduct, including …

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We feel bad for the members of the Lakeshore Redevelopment Commission who have worked for the past few years – at the behest of the Legislature – to come up with a plan to redevelop the former Laconia State School property.

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We'd like to think that our local law enforcement agencies are above reproach. We want to believe that the men and women on the police forces that keep us safe are professional, truthful and bastions of integrity.

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We would like to know a lot more about the dispute in the Belknap County Sheriff's Department that has resulted in the suspension of Chief Deputy David Perkins, who has been on paid administrative leave for more than four months.

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The decision by LRGHealthcare to furlough as many as 600 workers — including doctors, nurses, technicians, receptionists, custodians and other employees throughout the facility — sent shock waves through the Lakes Region.

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The news was as welcome as a slug in the gut: LRGHealthcare, the largest employer in the region, is going to furlough 500 full-time workers for four months.

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Laconia Mayor Andrew Hosmer hit the nail on the head in his inauguration speech last week, when he said, “As go Laconia schools, so goes Laconia.”Some people might have left it there, but Hosmer went further, adding important context about why it’s vital that Laconia have strong schools.“Sch…