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5 Gilford residents volunteer to serve on solid waste disposal study committee

GILFORD — Selectmen named the five members of Solid Waste Committee created in January to primarily examine the options available to the town and its trash and recycling needs. The committee includes Kevin Leandro, Kevin Roy, William Knightly, retired Public Works Director Sheldon Morgan and Selectman Richard Grenier. Gilford is a member of the Concord Regional Solid Waste Resource Recovery Cooperative. The town partners with the city of Laconia in the use and management of the Laconia Transfer Station, which serves as the collecting point for trash bound for the cooperative's incinerator. Gilford operates its own recycling facility on Kimball Road where there... Read more

Letters

Susan Estrich - Smile & celebrate a little

When she takes the oath of office as attorney general, after coming close to breaking records on how long it took to give her the courtesy of a vote, Loretta Lynch will become the first African-American woman to serve in that position. And while it's easy to forget, to take such "firsts" as simply belated, which this one is, it is also deserving of celebration. Loretta Lynch's confirmation should have been a nonissue. She's a career prosecutor,... Read more

Columns

Sanborn — Where's the appreciation?

I recently had a home for sale that went under contract at the full list price. This home was very nice with lots of upgrades and nicely maintained. It was a house that you didn't have to make any excuses for when I showed it. It's the kind of house that many buyers want, in fact, the first buyer that looked at it put in the offer. The buyer was using FHA financing with 3.5... Read more

Sports

Waukewan Ladies Golf League begins play on June 2

The Ladies Nine Hole League at Waukewan Golf Club 2015 season will begin on Tuesday, June 2 with a starting time of 2:30 p.m. The club welcomes ladies who are looking to join a friendly diverse group and enjoy a variety of golf games. The league play will continue a format that provides the members with flexibility for season play. Foursomes will be set up each week. Membership in the golf course is not required;... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Crisanti-Carroll

Laura Crisanti and Joshua Carroll Mr. Cris Crisanti of Geneva, N.Y., announces the engagement of his daughter, Laura Catherine Crisanti, to Joshua Joseph Carroll, son of Judge James and Janet Carroll of Laconia, N.H.The future bride graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a bachelor of science and education degree and the State University of New York at Geneseo with a master of arts degree in speech language pathology. She is a speech language pathologist with Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services.The... Read more

Calendar of Events

4-27-15 Calendar

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Family Game Time, 3:30 p.m. at Belmont Public Library. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for... Read more

Announcements

Meredith Rotary Golf Tournament to be held on June 26

MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club has announced the eighth annual Meredith Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament to take place at Waukewan Golf Club on Friday, June 26. All proceeds will benefit the Meredith Rotary Scholarship Fund. The tournament will start with registration at 8 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Meredith Village Savings Bank, which has been a supporter of the golf tournament from its inception, will be the major sponsor again this year.... Read more

Births

Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more

People

Gifford — Top reasons to join the Lakes Region Chamber of Co…

Simply put, the Chamber helps each member business in a different way. Each business values the unique resources, programs and events that are of most importance to them. Whether a small business or a large business, the Chamber is here to offer opportunities that support and help businesses gain a competitive advantage and become more successful. Networking and Visibility are critical to making connections, building and developing relationships. The Chamber offers over 75 activities each year... Read more

Obituaries

Alice Keefe, 83

MOULTONBOROUGH — Alice Keefe (McGrath) 83 of Moultonborough, N.H., died peacefully following a courageous battle with cancer on April 23, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. Alice was the beloved daughter of the late Henry and Ethel McGrath of Belmont, Mass. and was also predeceased by her sister Jane E. McGrath and brother Paul H. McGrath and his wife Ann. She was the devoted wife to the late Owen Francis Keefe of Newton,... Read more

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