Campton, NH

Meredith Fentanyl seller receives 15- to 30-year sentence after overdose death

NEWPORT — The anguish of New Hampshire families who’ve lost loved ones in the opioid epidemic was mixed with confessions of guilt, remorse and love as a Lakes Region man was sentenced to a lengthy prison term for selling fentanyl to a Newport man two years ago, resulting in the buyer’s overdose death.
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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.

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...

2 wounded in Bath shooting; NH State Police investigating

BATH, N.H. — State police are investigating a shooting in Bath that left two men injured. The shooting happened Tuesday night on West Bath Road. Police said both men are in stable condition. They said everyone involved knows each other and there was no threat to the public.

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.

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.

A girl's wish comes true in Franklin

FRANKLIN — Romping outside in her sun dress and backpack, eight-year-old Beatrice Linder is a happy child enjoying summer vacation. Her enthusiasm is as ineffable as her smile, and now she has something extraordinary to make her joyful — and grateful. Her longtime wish has come true. In...

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....

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.

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,...

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.

Innisfree Bookshop to open second location in Laconia

LACONIA — The idea of opening a second Innisfree Bookshop location had been in the back of owner Casey Gerken’s mind for some time. But, watching Main Street in Laconia come into a stage of renewed vibrancy, she heard that dream for a second location call to her with urgency.

2 men injured in New Hampshire shooting

BATH, N.H. (WCAX) - Police say two men were injured in a shooting in Bath, New Hampshire. It happened Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m. on West Bath Road. New Hampshire State Police found two men there with gunshot wounds. They were rushed to the hospital and were reported in stable...