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HUGE, Huge WIN For ‘Free The Nipple’ – Laconia, N.H. Now Sticks Out, Awkwardly.

by Anura Guruge


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The de facto win for ‘Free the Nipple‘ in ‘Fort Collins‘, Colorado is HUGE and with enormous consequences.

‘Fort Collins’ was trying to enforce the SAME local ordinance, when it came to female toplessness, as Weirs Beach, Laconia.

Fort Collins admitted defeat. Laconia should do the SAME.

A Circuit Court decision has sided with ‘Free the Nipple‘.

Kia Sinclair should rejoice. She was right all along.

This is GREAT. This is WONDERFUL.

The Laconia ordinance is wrong. It is now borderline invalid.

Kia Sinclair no longer needs to take this to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Case has been decided, in Kia’s favor, in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

SIX (6) states.

Laconia has no leg to stand on.

Kia Sinclair prevails.

Free the Nipple stands firm.


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Flowers Of Weirs Beach, Laconia, New Hampshire — July 3, 2017.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — July 3, 2017.

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Latest “Free The Nipple” Arrests In Weirs Beach A Waste Of Laconia (N.H.) Taxpayer’s Money.

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A New Hampshire judge, in Laconia no less, has already stated, quite clearly, that Laconia nor Gilford or for that matter any other city or town in New Hampshire CANNOT make female toplessness illegal when it is not illegal per the State. Simple as that. It is referred to as the “Home-Rule” clause.


From May 31, 2016  “The Laconia Daily Sun“.

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These arrests are already a mockery of the law (and common sense) and just gives the New Hampshire “Free the Nipple” folks an irresistible rallying point. As long as there are arrests they will provoke the police and the citizens to make the pointless arrests.

The claim that “female toplessness isn’t appropriate because there were small children at the beach” is but laughable. Small children, especially, should be familiar with female breasts. IF not their mothers must have been negligent. Please don’t try to blame these stupid arrests on small children. They are innocent in every respect.

This is just going to make Laconia look silly and pathetic — and I like Laconia too much to see that happen.

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Lake Winnipesaukee, NH 2016: No Ice-In Does Not Mean Ice-Out Will Be Early.

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So this will be the 4th time since they started keeping records some 170 years ago that Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire — our BIG Lake — has not fully frozen over. The prior three winters having been: 1998 – 1999, 2000 – 2001 & 2014 – 2015. So those are the so called “no ice-in” years.

But as my ice-out Excel spreadsheet shows no ice-in doesn’t mean that we by rote will get an early ice-out. Yes, we did have an relatively early ice-out the first time we experienced a no ice-in, i.e., 1998 – 1999. But it had been even earlier the year before. But the other two were ABOVE average — the average being 109 days into the year, April 20 IF it is not a leap-year and April 19 IF it is (as is this year).

So just a heads up.


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Lake Winnipesaukee, NH 2016: V. Unlikely To Freeze Over Now; Will Be 4th Time In 170 Years.

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Screen grab of Weirs Bay, from the “Weirs Cam” at “winnipesaukee.com”, this afternoon. Temperature reading 48F! Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From: winnipesaukee.com.


I went running, with the dogs, up “Prospect Mountain Road” (as is my wont) this morning. It was 47°F. Wow. It was like Spring and yes, the road was muddy as it could be. The dogs came back soaked and muddy.

Lot of warm rain yesterday too. Yes going forward only next Wednesday will see highs above freezing BUT the damage has been done. Biggest factor now is that the Sun is higher in the sky and we have more daylight. That makes a big difference.

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Though I could (of course) be wrong, and I appreciate that a lot of people would hope I am wrong, I think this will be the 4th year, since they started maintaining records around 170 years ago, that we at Lake Winnipesaukee will not get a complete ice-in.

So the 4 non-ice in years have been: 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2013-2014 & 2015-2016. So all 4 have occurred within the last 18 years — and I have been up here, in and around the Lake to see all 4. NO I do not see this as proof of Global Warming. Last winter was COLD enough to dispel that.

I will, of course, keep you posted. I need to get out and get some pictures of the Lake.


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Gilford Beach, N.H. Citations For ‘Free The Female Nipple’ Are Unfortunate BUT Beneficial.

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As somebody who lived in Gilford for 8 years (6 of it 2 doors away from ‘THE’ beach) I am distressed that these two citations were issued for toplessness on the beach. It never even occurred to me that there were beach specific ordinances. One thing that totally puzzles me is the statement that the police ASKED if any of the women wanted to be cited! That seems very incongruous and could be interesting when the case comes up in front of a judge in October. That said I am glad that this came to be. Now the legality of such ordinances can be put to the test. A claim that Gilford beach is ‘private’ made me chuckle. IF I remember right you need a ‘beach pass’ to bring a vehicle to the beach. Wonder whether this ‘private’ aspect will now raise its ugly head. Yikes.

I am so proud of the Laconia Police! That they showed undue restraint at Weirs is magic. Kudos to the department and the Commissioners.

Well, this is progress.


‘Free The Female Nipple’, New Hampshire — Weirs Beach This Weekend? Nothing In Hampton.

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WeirsBeach-1I do have skin in this game in that I, for much longer than any of the recent ‘advocates’, have been bemoaning the lack of toplessness in the U.S. (given my European background).

I really would like to see women actively ENJOY the freedom and rights they currently have in New Hampshire.

So to find out what is happening at Hampton Beach, post the infamous Sunday, August 23, 2015, “Free The Female Nipple” event I called up, at noon today, the “Hampton Beach Village District” (at 603-926-8717) to find out how much TOPLESSNESS they have seen at Hampton Beach of late.

According to the gentleman I spoke — nothing, NADA. According to him, “they have come and gone and it was just for that one day”. I pressed him twice. He is adamant that there have been NO female toplessness at Hampton Beach since Sunday, August 23, 2015. He could be wrong. It is a big beach and I doubt whether people would have been running into his office to report any and every ‘sighting’. I hope he is wrong. It would be a shame IF women are NOT exercising their RIGHT — if, of course, they want to. To me that is key. They should only do this if it is something they really want to do. There should be no pressure. I just wish MORE women here had hand-on experience of what it is like in Europe. I knew a lady who once pointed out, talking about a beach in Holland, “it is much easier to be topless at the beach than keeping your top on. When you are topless nobody notices you. But, if you keep your top on everybody looks at you!” That should be what it is here.

What was funny was that you could tell, quite clearly, that he was NOT in favor of female toplessness at Hampton. I pointed out to him that females do have the RIGHT to be topless, if they so wished. He was FUNNY. He told me: “For now. That could change”! YEP.

He obviously is following what is happening. It is he who told me that an event is planned for Weirs Beach, this weekend, and that that could be interesting in that there are ordinances in Laconia against that. I concurred him on that. Yes, Laconia does have an ordinance BUT I will be curious whether they will enforce it. BUT it would appear that people — like this gentleman — are keeping tabs. IF he knows, then folks in Laconia must know too. Interesting.

So just a heads. We do NOT plan to be at Weirs. Going to Hampton Beach was enough.


Pumpkin Festival (Ex-Keene) Coming To Laconia, New Hampshire In October 2015.

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Just heard that the troubled Keene, N.H. pumpkin festival is moving to Laconia, New Hampshire this October. That is great news.

We are big fans of the Pumpkin Festival. We all volunteered in 2012 and I even made it to the HGTV TV show. We couldn’t make it last year because Devanee had a track meet — and as such, fortunately, missed the riots. Ditto the year before also.

I am delighted to have it in the Lakes Region. Laconia, with its long history of hosting ‘Bike Week’, is no stranger to holding big events. So that, at least, is good. But, I have some concerns — knowing both Keene and Laconia well. Laconia is no Keene! That could be an issue. Keene is handy to both MA and VT and I am sure that that played a role in the success of their festival. Laconia, dare I say it, also does not have the amenities. So it will be rather different. Yes, we will most likely get involved. I know a lot of people in Laconia plus I am a Granite State Ambassador (GSA).

Given my experience at Keene I would think that Weirs Beach Boulevard, the focal point of Bike Week, would be the best spot to anchor the festival. The long, broad sweep, by the Bay would be the ideal place to place all the pumpkins. But Weirs Beach is a few miles from downtown Laconia. This will be much bigger than Laconia’s ever successful ‘Multicultural Day‘ — which is held downtown. The location, to me, will dictate the overall success of this new venture.

I will try to make this blog ‘Laconia Pumpkin Festival’ central — for YOUR edification. OK? So stay tuned. This was but a heads up post. This should be exciting and fun. Can’t wait.


Gunstock Inn, Gilford, NH, Has Closed, Per The ‘Union Leader’.

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So it has finally happened. I must say that I feel a sense of relief. That poor Inn had to be put out of its misery. The last owners did it no favors. From what I know this was an UPS (yes, United Parcel Service) IPO folly in the 1990s; a guy, from MA, who had worked for UPS for a long time and made a killing on the IPO bought it. His wife ran it while he continued to work for UPS.

In my last post I mentioned the ‘Lazy E Motor Inn’ as a well run Inn with great owners — what Gunstock needs. In the Union Leader article I read that the Lazy E owners are trying to buy Gunstock! Is that a coincidence? Should I get a piece of the commission.

What cracks me and and distresses me at the same time is how these reporters never ask the right questions or find the relevant facts! So, they bought it for $1.1 million. Bully for them, BUT how much did they borrow? That is THE question. If they borrowed 80%, i.e., $880,000, which I suspect they probably did, and just put in $220,000 of their own money into it, the ONLY VICTIM is the poor (but greedy) bank. As I said before, it is the bank that I feel sorry for, and I am glad the bank is being more cautious the second time around. If and when the Inn is sold these folks, most likely, will get back some of what they put in. It is the bank, and its investors, that will suffer the loss.

But, all said, I am glad for the Inn. It needs a break. Somebody that will run it as it should. That said, I wouldn’t rave about its architecture. What they did to the dinning room, albeit 25 or 30 years ago, was beyond amazing. It would have, especially then had a great view of the lake. So you could have had ultra romantic lake view dining, especially at night with the lights twinkling across the lake. That would have been an asset. So what did they do; they built the swimming pool next to the dinning room and blocked the lake views. Yes, of course, if this was Arizona, Nevada or California, it might be fun to have a view of a pool while you ate. But, this is NH! There are times that what you see by the pool convinces you to stop eating, at once, and go on a diet. I have always said, that if I bought the Inn, I would knock the pool down and relocate it. My days of being able to afford the Inn are long gone — because unlike some, I would never borrow money to buy an investment. I would feel terrible if I could not pay it back. I am used to losing my own money and over the years I have lost a lot. But, judging from my credit score and reports I have hardly ever stiffed anyone.