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Limington man charged in double murder of his mother, her boyfriend

ALFRED, Maine — A Limington man made his first court appearance Friday after being charged in the double murder of his mom and her boyfriend. The victims are Cheryl Cote, 47, and Daniel Perkins, 46, according to court documents obtained by NEWS CENTER Maine. Cote is being held without bail at the York County Jail and his attorney has requested a mental health evaluation.
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Christopher R. Snow, 31

BRADFORD — Christopher R. Snow, 31, of Bradford NH, passed away on June 15, 2021 at his home. He was born in Laconia, NH on March 12, 1990 and attended Laconia, Tilton and Kearsarge schools. He had lived in or around the Bradford area for 14 years. Chris had worked diligently for Amtech nine years. He had an amazing work ethic and could fix just about anything.
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Elm St. project hits snag over retaining walls

LACONIA — Work on a multimillion-dollar commercial-residential project being developed by Scott Everett has been halted by the city in order to hear an appeal by a Lakeport property owner whose house abuts the site. Peter Brunette, of 15 Park St., is appealing a decision by city Planning and Code...
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The 'Village Store' in Gilford has new owners

GILFORD — The “Village Store” in scenic Gilford Village, a Lakes Region landmark since 1836, was sold recently. In the fall of 2017, Malinda LaFlamme and Alex Fraser of Cambrian Properties, LLC acquired the historic store with two upstairs apartments and performed a major renovation of both the outside and inside. The interior remodeling brought back the nostalgia of days gone by, including its new charming café with pine floors, a stone gas fireplace, and wood beams. The addition of glass display cases for bakery and deli items, a brand new stainless kitchen, plus built-in display cases, and beadboard ceilings completed the store. The two apartments were renovated throughout.

Governor announces close to 'Fallen 7' anniversary

CONCORD — As the second anniversary of the Route 2 collision in Randolph that killed seven motorcyclists approaches Monday, Gov. Chris Sununu said the state has worked nonstop to make major improvements at the Division of Motor Vehicles to make its roads safer. “As we reflect on the two-year anniversary...

Work on the new open-road toll plaza in York is on track

YORK, Maine — Work is progressing on track for the new open-road toll plaza in York. The Maine Turnpike Authority says paving work should be done by early next week and the plaza is scheduled to be fully open soon after Labor Day. The new plaza, a mile and a...
Dover, NHFosters Daily Democrat

'Brickhouse in front, Gravy in back': Two restaurants team up to solve hiring woes

DOVER – When Dover Brickhouse owner Chris Serrecchia began experiencing staffing woes, he started brainstorming creative solutions. After losing most of his kitchen staff, he explored options like renting part of the restaurant and kitchen to a smaller restaurant, but decided that wasn’t the answer. Serrecchia's retention and recruiting challenges...

Horvath & Tremblay sells Walmart and Lowe’s in NH for $14.9 million - exclusively represented the seller and procured the buyer

Hooksett, NH Bob Horvath of Horvath & Tremblay has completed the sale of Walmart and Lowe’s (subleased to Bass Pro Shops). Horvath & Tremblay exclusively represented the seller and procured the buyer to complete the transaction at a sale price of $14.9 million. The two-unit retail condominium improved by a Walmart ground lease and a Lowe’s (subleased to Bass Pro Shops) ground lease are located at 2 & 3 Commerce Dr. Walmart completed construction of their unit, a 153,430 s/f building on 25.22 acres in 2007. Lowe’s completed construction of their unit, a 139,790 s/f building on 17 acres in 2008. They subleased the building and grounds to Bass Pro Shops in 2013. The two-unit condominium complex contains a total of 44.04 acres.
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Cochecho Arts Festival back at Henry Law Park in Dover in 2021. Here's who is playing.

DOVER — The Cochecho Arts Festival is returning to Henry Law Park with a summer lineup of music and arts in July and August. The 35th annual festival, announced Thursday by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, will feature a Children’s Series, Headliner Series, Community Band, Shark in the Park, Family Movie Night, a Visual Arts Showcase and more. This is a full-scale return after the coronavirus pandemic limited the festival to small events in 2020.

Big crowds round out 98th annual Motorcycle Week

LACONIA, N.H. — The 98th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week wraps up this weekend, and many business owners said it will give them the boost they need after they were hit hard by the pandemic. Event organizers and local officials said Motorcycle Week seemed to be the busiest in years, a...

Shirley Smith Johnson, 96

BELMONT — Shirley Smith Johnson, 96, of Belmont, NH, daughter of Mabel and Charles Smith and loving wife of Charles Henry Johnson, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2021, at her home in Belmont. She is survived by three children, Gay Borgstrom and son-in-law Alan Borgstrom of Sanbornton, NH, Lynn...
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Kittery Point Church to host huge yard sale June 26

KITTERY POINT, Maine — The First Congregational Church on Pepperrell Road has never been truly closed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, having offered virtual worship services, a weekly afternoon Cafe, Bible study, youth group and other gatherings via Zoom, and outdoors whenever possible. Still, the historic 1714 Church, known for holding fundraisers on a grand scale, hasn’t held an in-person fundraiser since their Progressive Dinner in February 2020.
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Boyfriend being questioned in death of Standish woman

STANDISH (WGME) -- A 29-year-old mother was found dead in Standish Wednesday. Her boyfriend was taken down in Waterboro by a K-9 and tactical team. State police say he is cooperating and being interviewed by state troopers. He is out of the hospital and not currently in custody. They have...
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Man charged with two counts of murder in Limington deaths

LIMINGTON (WGME) -- Maine State Police say a man has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with two deaths in Limington. Early Thursday morning, crews responded to a fire on Hardscrabble Road, and deputies were seen with guns drawn. Early Thursday morning, a retired firefighter was driving...
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Salute between generations highlights West Point graduate's commission

SANFORD, Maine – Leland Theriault stood at attention before the newly commissioned officer at West Point and gave him his very first salute. The young man in front of Theriault will be saluted too many times to count throughout the military career that awaits him, but it is that salute on that sweltering day in May that he no doubt will hold dearest and remember the most.