Forever Young: Laconia Motorcycle Weeks Turns 100

Deputy Director Jennifer Anderson and Executive Director Charlie St. Clair on their bikes near Weirs Beach. Motorcycle Week in Laconia has evolved over the past century, growing a bit mellower as the average age of participants has increased along with demands for creature comforts and family-friendly entertainment. This year a lot of the guests at […]

Canaan Reflects on the Great Fire of 1923

Gary Hamel in his studio in downtown Canaan, yards away from where the business district was destroyed. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine your town’s business district. Envision the shopkeeper who always recommends an ideal gift, the bank that hands out dog biscuits and lollipops at the drive-thru, the restaurant that throws your […]

Meet Mark Newport: Portsmouth’s First Black Police Chief

“The only way you can make effective change is to get yourself involved in it. With the experiences I’ve had in life, I’ve been very fortunate, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. There have been bumps and hurdles. But it’s all about how you handle them and how you deal with them.” The Portsmouth NH […]