Lakes Region http://nhpr.org en Two World Records Could Be Broken At Winnipesaukee's 'Raft-A-Palooza' http://nhpr.org/post/two-world-records-could-be-broken-winnipesaukees-raft-palooza <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Kayakers and canoeists are hoping to break two world records in Laconia, New Hampshire, this weekend.</p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:34:39 +0000 Associated Press 53050 at http://nhpr.org Winnipesaukee's Mail Boat Is Part Floating Post Office, Part Time Machine http://nhpr.org/post/winnipesaukees-mail-boat-part-floating-post-office-part-time-machine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Someone in your family probably remembers a time when receiving a letter was unusual. The message was typically handwritten and personal, and it told you that someone in another part of the world thought enough about you to sit down, organize their thoughts and craft a message, just for you.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are still places in New Hampshire where getting mail is just as special, mostly because of how it's delivered.</span></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ray Carbone 52176 at http://nhpr.org Winnipesaukee's Mail Boat Is Part Floating Post Office, Part Time Machine School Board Votes Down Changing Belmont's Controversial 'Red Raider' Logo http://nhpr.org/post/school-board-votes-down-changing-belmonts-controversial-red-raider-logo <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The "Red Raider" logo is staying put at a New Hampshire high school for now.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The student council at Belmont High School held a community forum last month taking comment on whether they should change or retire the black and red graphic of a Native American.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:15:26 +0000 Associated Press 49286 at http://nhpr.org School Board Votes Down Changing Belmont's Controversial 'Red Raider' Logo Tourism Boycott Threats Follow Racist Comments By Wolfeboro Commissioner http://nhpr.org/post/tourism-boycott-threats-follow-racist-comments-wolfeboro-commissioner <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire officials are getting hit with calls, emails and tweets reacting to racist comments made by a town police commissioner.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:02:40 +0000 Associated Press 48634 at http://nhpr.org Tourism Boycott Threats Follow Racist Comments By Wolfeboro Commissioner Maintaining Level Of Winnipesaukee A Delicate Balance For Boaters, Environment http://nhpr.org/post/maintaining-level-winnipesaukee-delicate-balance-boaters-environment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As summer approaches, boaters who enjoy spending time on Lake </span>Winnipesaukee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have their eyes focused on two things: the weather and the <a href="http://www2.des.state.nh.us/RTi_Home/station_information_display.asp?ID=WEIN3&amp;NAME=Lake+Winnipesaukee&amp;FULLPOND=Full+Lake+=+4.32+ft.+Local+=+504.32+ft.+above+sea+level">lake level.</a></span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:28:13 +0000 Ray Carbone 48332 at http://nhpr.org Maintaining Level Of Winnipesaukee A Delicate Balance For Boaters, Environment The Lakeport Dam: Standing At New Hampshire's Water Crossroads http://nhpr.org/post/lakeport-dam-standing-new-hampshires-water-crossroads <p>The <a href="http://weirsbeach.com/reasons-to-visit/history/natives/lakeport-dam/">Lakeport Dam </a>is only about 222-feet wide and more than 60 years old, but it stands at a unique New Hampshire crossroads.</p><p>Upstream is Lake Winnipesaukee, the state’s largest lake covering more than 44½ thousands of acres of surface area and plunging to a depth of up to 212 feet.</p><p>Downstream is&nbsp; the Winnipesaukee River, which travels through downtown Laconia (“The City of Lakes”) and then into Lake Winnisquam, the fourth-largest lake in New Hampshire.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Ray Carbone 48335 at http://nhpr.org The Lakeport Dam: Standing At New Hampshire's Water Crossroads 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