Brookfield, NH

Ronald G. Ames, 88

MOULTONBOROUGH — Ronald "Ron" Gordon Ames, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Moultonborough on June 19, 2022 from natural causes. Ron was born in South Tamworth on January 30, 1934 to James and Ada Ames. Ron began his career as a logger in 1950; first with horses,...
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Christopher J. Leclerc, 40

NEW HAMPTON — Christopher "Chris" J. Leclerc, 40, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 25, after a courageous year and a half battle with glioblastoma (brain cancer). Chris was born in Concord to the proud parents Bradford J. and Penny (Barney) Leclerc on March 5, 1982. He grew up in Bow, then moved to Meredith as a teen. Later in life moving to New Hampton, making many friends along the way.
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Firefighters Battle Blazes in Dover and Milton, NH

Firefighters from Strafford County and beyond responded to two building fires within approximately 15 hours of each other. Fire broke out at a building on North East Pond Road in Milton around 3 a.m. that went to four alarms, according to Wakefield Fire and Rescue. Firefighting efforts lasted into the early morning hours to bring the blaze under control and put out hot spots.

Hammond Lumber expands beyond Maine with first out-of-state acquisition

One of Maine’s largest lumber retailers, Hammond Lumber Co., has expanded its brick-and-mortar presence outside the state for the first time with the acquisition of a building supplies company in Rochester, N.H. Hammond said Wednesday it has purchased Brock’s Building Materials, a family-owned company established in 1961 and that...

Crews put out fire in Milton

MILTON, N.H. — A fire in Milton is under investigation. Crews were called to North East Pond Road just after 3 a.m. The fire eventually went to four alarms, with crews from other towns coming in to help. There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

Grill Blamed for Milton, NH Fire, House Destroyed

A charcoal grill is the likely cause of a fire that destroyed a Milton home and killed several cats early Wednesday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Tyler Taatjes said Milton firefighters arrived around 3:15 a.m. to a fire engulfing the large two story home and garage on Northeast Pond Road. Additonal alarms were sounded to bring additional water tankers to the scene to help with water supply issues.

Margaret 'Peg' Colburn, 87

LACONIA — Margaret “Peg” Colburn, 87, of Laconia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 22, 2022, after a short battle with medical complications. Peg was born to Leo T. Lacy and Sadie Blanche Lacy in Haverhill on April 30, 1935. Peg was one...

Procession brings remains of Captain Nicholas Losapio to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

BOSTON -- A procession from Boston to New Hampshire honored a fallen marine on Tuesday. Skyeye followed the remains of Captain Nicholas P. Losapio as they were brought from Logan Airport to Wolfeboro. Earlier this month, the 31-year-old was one of five marines killed when their Osprey helicopter crashed in the California desert. A funeral and memorial service are planned for July 9 in Wolfeboro. 

Eversource: How to save money this summer

Eversource is encouraging customers to act now to save money and energy to help avoid a spike in seasonal electricity usage. Learn how you can beat the heat this summer with this advice from Eversource. Use the new Cooling Calculator on Keep air conditioners set at or near 78...

Cyanobacteria advisory issued at Lake Opechee

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks and Recreation Department and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued a cyanobacteria advisory for Lake Opechee. Residents are advised not to swim, wade, fish, or boat in the waters. “DES came up and tested Monday, came back and said 'yup, its...

Bacteria warnings issued for New Hampshire lakes

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire environmental officials are warning about bacteria blooms after advisories for swimmers and pets were issued for two popular lakes. The cyanobacteria advisories come as peak summer nears when many Granite Staters will be cooling off at local lakes and ponds. Officials at the Department...

Pedestrian dead after crash in Dover, police say

DOVER, N.H. — Police in Dover are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Chestnut and Orchard streets. Police said Edith Gordon, 60, was in the crosswalk when she was hit by a car. The woman was rushed...

Laconia Fire Department welcomes new chaplain

LACONIA — Before moving to Laconia and starting a business, John Bethell served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy. After settling in the area, Bethell found himself drawn once again to the communal aspect of being a chaplain and offered his services to the Laconia Fire Department. “I...