Lakes Region http://nhpr.org en Belmont Students Aim To Change 'Red Raider' Mascot http://nhpr.org/post/belmont-students-aim-change-red-raider-mascot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three <a href="http://highschool.shaker.k12.nh.us/">Belmont High School</a> students are taking on an issue few adults would tackle these days.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Student Council members Andre Bragg, Taylor Becker and Ashley </span>Fenimore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> led a forum Wednesday night where they asked the community to consider whether the school’s mascot – “Red Raider” – was offensive to Native Americans.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:22:59 +0000 Ray Carbone 46935 at http://nhpr.org Belmont Students Aim To Change 'Red Raider' Mascot Mariano Rivera Jr. To Play For Laconia Muskrats This Summer http://nhpr.org/post/mariano-rivera-jr-play-laconia-muskrats-summer <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">It’s like Mickey Mantle’s grandson announcing he’ll be hitting home runs for the Dartmouth College baseball team. Or Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of New York Yankee icon Babe Ruth, agreeing to pay for a new baseball park in Derry.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:25:09 +0000 Ray Carbone 46718 at http://nhpr.org Mariano Rivera Jr. To Play For Laconia Muskrats This Summer Historic Ice-Out Of Winnipesaukee Expected http://nhpr.org/post/historic-ice-out-winnipesaukee-expected <p>The man who officially declares the annual ice-out of Lake Winnipesaukee says this year’s announcement could be a record-setter.</p><p>Dave Emerson of <a href="http://www.emersonaviation.com">Emerson Aviation</a> in Gilford said this winter’s cold and snow may mean it’s early May before he can declare what some consider the official start of the New Hampshire summer season.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:32:25 +0000 Ray Carbone 46239 at http://nhpr.org Historic Ice-Out Of Winnipesaukee Expected 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 Vacation Home Slowdown Can Hurt More Than Real Estate Market http://nhpr.org/post/vacation-home-slowdown-can-hurt-more-real-estate-market <p>Anyone who&rsquo;s been in this state in late July has seen&nbsp; the traffic pattern &ndash; the long line of cars and trucks with boats or kayaks or bikes on the back, heading north on the highway to New Hampshire&rsquo;s Lakes Region.&nbsp; Some folks are heading toward campgrounds or b&amp;b&rsquo;s; some others are heading toward their own vacation homes, which in the Lakes Region can be pretty substantial.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:42:06 +0000 Brady Carlson & Amanda Loder 9785 at http://nhpr.org