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DeVoy-Pollak race holds key to balance of power on Belknap County Commission

LACONIA — One of the most closely watched races in Belknap County on Tuesday will be the contest between Dave DeVoy (R-Sanbornton) and Dave Pollak (D-Laconia) for the District One (Laconia, Sanbornton, New Hampton) seat on the Belknap County Commission currently held by Ed Philpot (D-Laconia.)The winner of the race will determine the balance of power on the three-member commission, which sets policy for the county, and which will have only one incumbent member, Commissioner Steve Nedeau (R-Meredith), who has been closely aligned with Philpot on most issues, including building a new county jail and fully funding the county's share... Read more


I examine a candidate closely & I'm going to vote for Ja…

To The Daily Sun, An open letter to my fellow citizens of Belknap County District 4: I write this letter in support of a tireless supporter of our community and the democratic process, Jane Alden. Jane is a truly caring individual who has shown through her tireless efforts her willingness to donate her life to the goals of unconditional support and assistance her fellow citizens no matter their age, sex, socio-economic and gender. She has shown her strong... Read more


Mayor Ed Engler - Proposed City Charter Amendment would elim…

When Laconia voters arrive at their ward polling stations on Tuesday, Nov. 4 they will be handed two ballots. The first (white-paper) ballot will be the expected state election sheet that will include races for governor down through county offices. The second (colored-paper) ballot, perhaps unexpected, will cover several municipal issues. At the top of the municipal election ballot for voters in Wards 4 and 5 will be (uncontested) elections for school board members. Following, will... Read more


Round-up: Girls' soccer playoffs begin with a pair of upsets

Belmont High School's girls' soccer team, which ended the regular season with a record of 13-3 and went into the post season as the third seed in the NHIAA's DIII tournament, was stunned by 14th seed Somersworth on Wednesday. The Red Raiders, who scored an average of 3.75 goals over the 16 games of the regular season, failed to score during the first playoff game and fell 0-1. Somersworth's lone goal came on a corner... Read more


Anniversary - Poole

Don and Nancy Poole celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 5, 2014. They were married on September 5, 1964 in Westminster, Massachusetts. They have two children; Jennifer Flanders and Nathan Poole, both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Don and Nancy reside in Gilford, New Hampshire Read more

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The American Police Motorcycle Museum in Meredith holds a military appreciation weekend where all veterans and their guests are given half price admission.For more information call 279-6387. Read more


HOPE Auction in Moultonborough on Nov. 8 to feature more tha…

MOULTONBOROUGH — Silent and live auctions will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Saturday, November 8, to benefit the Moultonborough United Methodist Church (MUMC). The live auction will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available. More than 200 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions. Any businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are... Read more


Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more


Brittany Sulham Crowned Miss Littleton Area 2014

Brittany Sulham, Miss Littleton Area 2014 Brittany Sulham, was crowned Miss Littleton Area on Saturday, June 21st. She is a 2014 graduate of Profile High School. Her platform was the importance of not texting while driving and her talent is modern dance. Her proud grandparents are Jackie and John Nikolais of Gilford, NH. Brittany resides in Bethlehem, NH. Read more


William L. Smith, 71

SANBORNTON — William L. Smith, 71, of 290 Black Brook Road, died at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.Mr. Smith was born July 22, 1943 in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Edwin L. and Louise (Wyman) Smith.Mr. Smith was a long time resident of Massachusetts before moving to Sanbornton. He had been employed at Unitrode in Watertown, Mass. for a number of years. He served in the Army National... Read more

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