The Lakes Region http://nhpr.org en Officials: Altercation Preceded Murder Of Rumney Chiropracter http://nhpr.org/post/officials-altercation-preceded-murder-rumney-chiropracter <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Law enforcement officials say Dr. David </span>Landseadel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 48, was found near Stinson Lake in </span>Rumney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sunday evening.</span></p><p>An autopsy determined&nbsp;Landseadel&nbsp;died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators say the cause of death has bene ruled a homicide.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:33:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 51123 at http://nhpr.org Officials: Altercation Preceded Murder Of Rumney Chiropracter Making Music In The Streets of Plymouth http://nhpr.org/post/making-music-streets-plymouth <p>Last Saturday Plymouth joined 800 cities around the world to celebrate Make Music Day. The general idea - music performed by anyone, anywhere they like. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob King has a day job but he hosts open </span>mics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Tony's Restaurant on Thursdays. Today, he's standing in front of Thomas Roberts Hair Salon playing some of his favorite songs.</span></p><p><em>"It must be beautiful for people to walk around town and hear a different song every ten feet."</em></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 50938 at http://nhpr.org Making Music In The Streets of Plymouth With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close http://nhpr.org/post/no-federal-funding-nashua-after-school-program-forced-close <p></p><p>The end of the school year in Nashua marks the end of the line for an after school program that organizers say was vital for the city’s middle school students.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:11:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 50765 at http://nhpr.org With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close NH Man Who Killed Parents Earns Conditional Parole http://nhpr.org/post/nh-man-who-killed-parents-earns-conditional-parole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 31-year-old New Hampshire man who has spent more than half his life in prison for killing his parents when he was 14 can be freed if he completes counseling and learns the skills he'll need to return to society.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:34:42 +0000 Associated Press 39634 at http://nhpr.org Laconia Newspaper Editor Elected Mayor Of City http://nhpr.org/post/laconia-newspaper-editor-elected-mayor-city <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The editor and president of The Laconia Daily Sun has been elected mayor of the city.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Ed Engler said he will be speaking to voters around the city in preparation for the job, which starts in January.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:17:17 +0000 Associated Press 38050 at http://nhpr.org Put Free Coffee On Laconia's Main Street, And People Will Come http://nhpr.org/post/put-free-coffee-laconias-main-street-and-people-will-come <p>Organizers expected a nice, somewhat modest turnout for the first try at a New Hampshire Coffee Festival. But then, putting a sign out on Main Street that essentially says “free coffee” has a tendency to over-deliver.</p><p>“I literally cried in awe of the turnout and the people coming downtown to celebrate the Coffee Festival with us," promotions committee member Lori Chandler said.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:57:54 +0000 Brady Carlson 35283 at http://nhpr.org Put Free Coffee On Laconia's Main Street, And People Will Come Reflections On Food, And Faith, At Greek Fest http://nhpr.org/post/reflections-food-and-faith-greek-fest <p>This time of year is full of food fests, including a preponderance of Greek fests.</p><p>Food is, of course, a central part of Greek culture, and as we found at a festival in Laconia, that means a look at the food can reveal something deeper.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:46:39 +0000 Brady Carlson 34867 at http://nhpr.org Reflections On Food, And Faith, At Greek Fest The Fight For Frisky Hill http://nhpr.org/post/fight-frisky-hill <p>On her commute from Laconia to Pittsfield six days a week, Tobi Gray Chassie&nbsp;often stops at scenic spot in Gilmanton called Frisky Hill. When Chassie&nbsp;saw a sign telling of plans to develop the land, she felt that it was her duty to support the <a href="http://www.gilmantonlandtrust.org/" target="_blank">Gilmanton Land Trust</a> in their protection of the land which meant so much to her.</p><p></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32152 at http://nhpr.org The Fight For Frisky Hill Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown http://nhpr.org/post/bacteria-advisory-lifted-weirs-beach-source-contamination-remains-unknown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Environmental Services has lifted the fecal bacteria advisory on Weirs Beach in </span>Laconia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; But advisories remain in place for Bartlett Beach and </span>Opechee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cove.&nbsp; </span></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 32085 at http://nhpr.org Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown A Taste of Bike Week http://nhpr.org/post/taste-bike-week <p><span style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; FONT-VARIANT: normal; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 15px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; TEXT-DECORATION: none">The 90th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week has a distinct sound that revs and rattles throughout the Granite State during the nine day rally, but over the years “bike week” has also become known for its unique taste.</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:22:03 +0000 Abby Kessler 29267 at http://nhpr.org A Taste of Bike Week Back to School Already? First Day at State's First Magnet School http://nhpr.org/post/back-school-already-first-day-states-first-magnet-school <p>Here&rsquo;s a sentence you don&rsquo;t hear much: today is August 7<sup>th</sup>... the first day of school.</p><p>Rochester&rsquo;s <a href="http://rochesterschools.com/Maple/index.html">Maple Street Elementary School </a>is reopening this year as the state&rsquo;s first Magnet School: an experiment in school reform that involves a longer school year and a specialized curriculum.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:52:16 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 10330 at http://nhpr.org Back to School Already? First Day at State's First Magnet School Federal Block Grant to Aid Renovation Project in New Hampshire Town http://nhpr.org/post/federal-block-grant-aid-renovation-project-new-hampshire-town <p>A New Hampshire developer plans to renovate two mostly-abandoned apartment buildings in Franklin and turn them into affordable housing for working class families. The company, New England Family Housing, plans to buy the 30-unit building for $615,000.</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:18:00 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 1143 at http://nhpr.org Water Tank Leak Forces Evacuation in Rochester http://nhpr.org/post/water-tank-leak-forces-evacuation-rochester <p>A leaking two million gallon water tank in Rochester forced residents to evacuate their homes today.</p><p>A Rochester resident reported hearing a crash or banging sound coming from a 90 foot&nbsp; water tank around noon Tuesday.</p><p>Water department crews saw water gushing from the bottom of the cylindrical tank.</p><p>Rochester police ordered nearby residents to evacuate and detoured traffic around the scene. City Engineer Peter Norson&nbsp;says that the tank doesn&#39;t appear to be in danger of collapsing.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:39:17 +0000 Roger Wood 878 at http://nhpr.org Water Tank Leak Forces Evacuation in Rochester Bike Week's Wall of Death http://nhpr.org/post/bike-weeks-wall-death <p>All this week, New Hampshire Public Radio is bringing you some of the sights and sounds of bike week in Laconia. Wed, 14 Jun 2006 16:55:50 +0000 Cheryl Senter 6702 at http://nhpr.org Bike Week's Wall of Death Tuesday's Postcard from Bike Week http://nhpr.org/post/tuesdays-postcard-bike-week <p>For plenty of participants, Bike Week is nothing short of a Dionysian pilgrimage. Tue, 13 Jun 2006 17:50:18 +0000 Cheryl Senter 6709 at http://nhpr.org Tuesday's Postcard from Bike Week