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Marjorie E. Kimball, 101

LACONIA — Marjorie E. Kimball of Laconia, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Belknap County Nursing Home, a week before her 102nd birthday. Marjorie was born on June 30, 1920 to Ernest and Lila Cook in Laconia. She married Kenneth Kimball and had been a widow since 2007.
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Marie A. Leo, 90

LACONIA — Marie A. Leo, 90, passed away peacefully at Forest View Manor in Meredith on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after a long period of declining health. Marie was born on November 13, 1931 in New York, NY, to the late Rosario and Rose (Grillo) Cassanite. Marie was blessed...
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You Can Adopt an Adorable Hedgie Bestie at Granite State Hedgehogs in NH

Finding out that this place existed was literally one of the best things we've heard all week, so much so that yours truly has been contemplating getting a prickly companion of her own. Yes, it's true. You can get your own pet hedgehog (or "hedgie" as we like to call...

Viewers' Choice 2022: Best ice cream in New Hampshire

Ice cream is a tasty treat, especially during the summer, so we wanted to know where to find the best ice cream in New Hampshire. Viewers say the friendly staff at Sundae Drive serve up tasty ice cream. 4. Lago's Ice Cream in Rye. Many viewers say they love the...

Housing crisis: Through obstacles, seeing glimmers of hope

At a premium. Few and far between. Hard to come by. Scarce as hen’s teeth. All of these expressions describe the availability of affordable housing in the Lakes Region. The situation is not unique to the area, those who are on the front lines of the issue stress. It’s a problem across the state and the country too. But in the Lakes Region where, as Jeff Hayes, executive director of the Lakes Region Planning Commission noted, housing costs are higher than average while wages are below average, the problem is particularly acute.

Wednesday, July 6: The Need for Speed

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Erika Tarantal puts the pedal to the metal in a Porsche at Palmer Motorsports Park, while Shayna Seymour learns to race-walk (is she Olympic-worthy?!). We meet motorcycle racers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., and catch up with a wheelchair racer who recovered from a devastating accident and now has 50 triathlons under his belt.

Documentary explores one woman's efforts to make hiking more inclusive

Mardi Fuller is an avid hiker and star of a new documentary about her relationship with the sport as a Black woman called "Mardi & the Whites." She joins us to talk about what she is doing to encourage other Black and brown people to head out on the trails. The full documentary is available to view in full, for free, here.

Richard H. Vaillancourt, 77

GILFORD — Richard H. Vaillancourt, 77, died at his home in Gilford on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was born March 14, 1945 in Berlin, to the late George H. and Ethel (Gallant) Vaillancourt. Richard was a graduate of St. Patrick High School, Berlin, and Burdett College in Boston....

Package not received: how to protect against mail theft

MEREDITH — There is something precious about the anticipation of a package delivery. Whether it’s an essential ordered online that you need to have arrived yesterday, an exciting indulgence like a new gadget or clothing item, or a gift from a loved one, we increasingly rely on the postal system to deliver things we used to buy or pick up in local stores. Since the start of the pandemic drove an uptick in online purchases, mail theft presents a growing threat to their arrival. So along with the anticipation now comes the anxiety of waiting for our packages to arrive safely and timely.