Tag Archives: Laconia

Complaint: Religious flyers given to hunter safety class

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is investigating a complaint from the Freedom from Religion Foundation that participants in an agency-sponsored hunter safety class held at a church were given religious flyers. Laura Ryder, the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Laconia Sees Spike In Overdoses, Use Of Narcan

Laconia firefighters say they’ve seen a spike in the number of drug overdoses and use of the overdose antidote Narcan in the last five weeks compared to the same time last year. Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Beattie says “the numbers … Continue reading

Posted in Crime | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Laconia Woman Saved 4th of July Parade

LACONIA — After Heidi Follansbee saw the poor turnout of participants for the city’s Memorial Day parade, she called the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to complain.  When she was told the department was planning to drop its annual Fourth … Continue reading

Posted in Around New England | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

US Marshal’s office searching for NH inmate who escaped

LACONIA — The United States Marshal’s office is searching for an escaped inmate who may be in the area of Belknap or Merrimack counties. On Thursday, Tamara Ipock was being transported to the Belknap County Jail when she freed herself … Continue reading

Posted in Crime | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Neighbors rescue Laconia man trapped in brook under lawn mower

LACONIA, N.H. —A Laconia man is thankful to be OK after his 700-pound lawn mower landed on top of him in his backyard, trapping him in a brook. Bernie Colangeli has some bumps and bruises, but all things considered, he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Around New England | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Laconia Prepared to sell Land to Backstop Teachers Contract Even After Cuts

For the second year in a row, Laconia has to slash spending to make the teachers payroll. Nearly $900,000 in spending cuts will allow the Laconia School District to come close to funding the first year of a new teacher contract, … Continue reading

Posted in Budgets, Debt/Spending, Education, Local NH Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Laconia, Belmont to seek state OK for special election to fill Fisher’s House seat

LACONIA — In the wake of the resignation of state Rep. Robert Fisher, the City Council voted unanimously on Monday to request the governor and Executive Council approve a special election to fill his seat. More… *| UL

Posted in Elections, Local NH Politics, New Hampshire News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Right to know zilch: Gaping hole in public knowledge

The Laconia Daily Sun reports that the four still-unidentified teachers were caught drinking alcohol on school property one evening after a school play. Is that what really happened? The public isn’t allowed to know. When it comes to public employee … Continue reading

Posted in New Hampshire News, Right to Know Law | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sen. Chuck Morse Proposes Another Planning Commission

NH Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, on Tuesday introduced legislation establishing the Lakeshore Redevelopment Planning Commission as the first step toward developing the former Laconia State School property. The goal of Morse’s measure is aimed at boosting “self-sustaining economic development … Continue reading

Posted in Economy/Economics, Legislation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Three Queens Men Arrested in New Hampshire

Not her Majesty’s men, but men from Queens. Three men from Queens were picked up in New Hampshire earlier this week for allegedly hoarding thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise and marijuana, according to a news report. Arturo Fabian Pineda-Otero, 30, … Continue reading

Posted in New Hampshire News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment