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Belknap Mill to exhibit sled dog race history in advance of Feb. 15 race

LACONIA — Historical photographs and information about the Lakes Region Sled Dog Club are the featured exhibit in the Belknap Mill’s Riverside Gallery through Feb. 28. The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Events at Gunstock Mountain Resort

GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort is busy preparing for Massachusetts and New Hampshire vacation weeks. Visit www.gunstock.com to pre-register for family activities like tubing and the children’s center, as these events often sell out. Reload RFID passes online to bypass the line and save on ticket


Judge's overturning of conviction led to prosecutor's decision not to retry

LACONIA — The decision not to retry an Alton man charged with endangering a police officer by blowing powered fentanyl into the air, was driven by a judge’s ruling overturning the original conviction, according to the prosecutor.


Snowmobiler sent to hospital after accident on Big Lake

GILFORD — A snowmobiler suffered head and other injuries in an accident on Lake Winnipesaukee near Governors Island. Gilford Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the north side of Governors Island about 1:15 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived on the scene they found the snowmobiler was on the


Belknap County Courthouse elevator out of service, in need of repair

LACONIA – The elevator at the Belknap County Courthouse is inoperable and employees will need to come to the ground floor to provide services for those unable to climb the stairs until repairs can be made.


Purchase deal for downtown apartment project falls through

LACONIA — Jason Ganong has backed out of a deal to buy the old Lakes Region Mental Health Center building, but said he will still seek city approval Tuesday for his plan to turn it into a 20-unit apartment building.


Recess is better when you own a piece of the playground

When I was a kid, my favorite part of the school day was recess, that recreational respite from the hard labors of class. Winter Recess was even better in my book, because it lasted longer. If you’re a visitor taking some Winter Recess time to enjoy New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, welcome!


Multiple snowmobile crashes in New Hampshire over the weekend leave four Massachusetts residents injured

Two Massachusetts residents were rushed to hospitals with what authorities called life-threatening injuries and another two people were injured in New Hampshire snowmobile crashes over the weekend.


Lakes Region lacrosse youth league registration now open, seeking coaches and referees

GILFORD — Registration for Lakes Region Lacrosse is open now through March 15. The Lakes Region Lacrosse Club is open to girls and boys, grades first through eighth of all abilities who reside in Lakes Region towns that do not currently have a youth lacrosse program. Participants include residents o


Shots fired at Belmont and Auburn streets

Once units were on scene they located evidence of the shooting. No victims were identified. If you have information leading to the identification of the suspect(s), please contact the Manchester Police Detective Unit at 792-5500 and reference MPD Case # 19-2414. You may also contact Manchester Polic


City police investigate report of shots fired

MANCHESTER - City police are investigating a report of shots fired near the intersection of Auburn and Belmont streets in Manchester Monday afternoon. Around 4:05 p.m. Monday Manchester police responded to the area of Belmont and Auburn streets to investigate a report of shots fired.


New Hampshire Enters two settlement agreements with Walgreens

CONCORD, N.H. - Good news for the Granite State, as millions will be dumped back into its Medicaid programs after settling with Walgreens. On Friday, New Hampshire's Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that the Granite State has reached two separate agreements with Walgreens Boots Allianc


Pound-for-Pound: Title takes Bow wrestling to the top

TEAM (last week’s rank) won the first title in program history at Saturday’s D-III championship, beating out Campbell, 165-152. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ ALPINE (NR) beat Belmont by 43 points at Monday’s D-III championships for a third title in four years.


NH Police Want To Know Who Dumped Hot Tub On Side Of Road

HILL, N.H. (CBS) – Police are asking the public for help to figure out who left a hot tub on the side of the road in New Hampshire. “The Town of Hill is not a dumping ground,” the police department said on Facebook.


'From Germany to New Hampshire'

If you have read some of our past “Find of the Week on the Used Book Floor” blogs, you know that we are always game to conduct any type of research that helps us to learn about our discoveries. This week, however, provided our most challenging quest yet: translating German to English. Yes, our find


Injured snowmobiler rescued on Lake Winnipesaukee

A man sustained injuries to his head, arms and legs Saturday afternoon after being thrown from his snowmobile on Lake Winnipesaukee. “It appears the operator hit an ice ridge and was thrown from the machine,” Gilford Fire Chief Stephen Carrier said in a statement. “He was wearing a helmet. We were l


Madison, NH, Woman Died Of Stabbing Says Autopsy

MADISON, N.H. (CBS) – A woman killed Friday night in New Hampshire died of stab wounds. After an autopsy, the medical examiner said Melissa Hatch, 42, of Madison, died from “multiple sharp injuries including deep incised.


New Hampton School and Gordon Nash Library propose merger

NEW HAMPTON — New Hampton School and the Gordon Nash Library Board of Corporators have reached a merger agreement in principal that would have New Hampton School assume ownership of the library while operating it as a shared-use facility.


9th annual Lou Athanas Basketball League invitational tournament set for Feb. 20-24

LACONIA — The Laconia Lou Athanas Basketball League will wrap up the season with its annual tournament on Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 20-24. Thirty-six teams from across the state, with elementary- and middle school-aged players, will compete in 70 games at Laconia Middle School, Laconia High Sch


Woman found dead had suffered 'multiple sharp injuries'

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire authorities say a woman found dead had suffered “multiple sharp injuries.” Police said 42-year-old Melissa Hatch, of Madison, was found dead in a home on Friday. A juvenile was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.