Chocorua, NH

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...

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.

Lake Opechee cleared of cyanobacteria

LACONIA — Laconia Parks and Recreation says Lake Opechee is now cleared from cyanobacteria. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services tested the beach Friday and found it "well below" the standards. The lake and beaches are now open for use.

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.

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.

Peter C. Morris

Peter C. Morris, 75, died on June 11, 2022, at Hawthorne House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Freeport. Peter was born in Bridgton on January 31, 1947, delivered by his grandfather, Dr. Irving E. Mabry. He was the eldest son of Charles P. Morris and Ellen T. (Mabry) Morris of Bridgton. He grew up in Bridgton, and went to local schools. As a boy, he enjoyed swimming and boating on Highland Lake, baseball and model rockets. He also developed a lifelong love of reading and literature.