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Heavy, wet snow alter's Thanksgiving Day cooking plans for many

LACONIA — At the height of the Thanksgiving Eve storm, nearly 30 percent of the homes of the 11,600 Public Service of New Hampshire customers in the city were without power, said City Manager Scott Myers. As of 6:30 p.m. the outage numbers had dropped to 1,400 residents many of whom live in the north end of the city. In Gilford, Public Service of New Hampshire noted that as of 6:30 p.m. last night 1,300 of their 5,600 customers remained without power. Fire Captain Rick Andrews said the outages were scattered around town but it appears the areas around Old Lake Shore... Read more

Letters

Want to know what Tea Party is all about? Come to a meeting

To The Daily Sun, Just who is the Tea Party? Mr. Cracraft seems to know all the answers about who and what it is, but has he ever been to a local Tea Party meeting? Does he know anyone who is actually a part of it? The Lakes Region Tea Party meets every third Wednesday at the Moultonboro Public library. There's also the 9-12 group in Rochester, a Tea Party group in Plymouth, etc. etc. If... Read more

Columns

Pat Buchanan- Moral befuddlement in Ferguson

"It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." Edmund Burke's insight returned to mind while watching cable news coverage of the rampage in Ferguson, Missouri, after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The rioting, looting, arson and gunfire that began after McCulloch relayed the grand jury's decision,... Read more

Sports

Junior hockey: Fighting Spirit heads into Thanksgiving on a …

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit knew they had a task at hand before they would enjoy a small break in the season. The task: win three games against the last place East Coast Minutemen and head into break feeling good about their efforts thus far. Mission accomplished, the Fighting Spirit were able to wrap up their three game set with the East Coast Minutemen in impressive fashion as they once again dominated their way to... Read more

Weddings

Wedding: Beane-Ryan

Ms. Sara Beane of Gilford, N.H. proudly and happily announces the marriage of her daughter Heather Lee Beane to Kevin Edward Ryan son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ryan of West Bridgewater, MA. on  May 31st, 2014.  The couple were married at the top of a mountain, overlooking Purity Lake, on a gorgeous, sunny day at Purity Springs Resort in East Madison, N.H.  Heather, a Nurse Practitioner, is a 1998 graduate of Gilford High School,... Read more

Calendar of Events

11-27-14 Calendar

7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Race and Family Walk held by the Gilford Youth Center. Race begins at 8:45 a.m. for walkers and 9 a.m. for runners. The course goes through Gilford Village. Cost of registration is $24 per person or $65 per family of up to five people. For more information call 524-6978. Read more

Announcements

RE/MAX Bayside gives turkeys to St. Vincent de Paul

LACONIA — The owners, staff and associates of RE/MAX Bayside and Bayside Rentals donated 30 turkeys to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Laconia for Thanksgiving distribution. Each year the Society distributes hundreds of thanksgiving baskets to families in need throughout the Lakes Region. RE/MAX Bayside owners Rob Wichland and Chris Kelly feel that community support is very important and above all during the holidays when many families are struggling. "We are thankful to... Read more

Births

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

People

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

Obituaries

Gregory M. Crowell, 67

WENTWORTH — Gregory Marshall Crowell, 67, of Wentworth, passed away at this home unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Born in Newark, N.J., on November 14, 1947, he was the son of Albert H. and Barbara (Bowen) Crowell. Gregory was raised in Livingston, N.J., attending local schools, he then moved with his family to Harwich, Mass., where he resided for most of his life.Gregory was the owner and operator of the Cranberry Depot Jelly Shop, in Dennis... Read more

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