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Belknap population grows just a little but deaths exceed births

LACONIA — Belknap County was among six of the 10 counties in the state where the population increased between 2010 and 2014 according to estimates released yesterday by the United Census Bureau, but the rate of growth was slowest of the six. Altogether the Census Bureau estimates that the population of the state rose by 10,347, from 1,316,466 to 1,326,813, a rate of growth of 0.8 percent. The Census Bureau estimates that the population of Belknap County grew only 0.4 percent between 2010 and 2014, adding just 213 people to rise from 60,092 to 60,305. During the period the number of deaths... Read more


If America was a household, it wouldn't qualify for a gas ca…

To The Daily Sun, Don't say we weren't warned. President George Washington, in his farewell address, warned us to avoid "entangling alliances". President Dwight Eisenhower, in his farewell address, warned of the danger of the emergent "military-industrial complex". We heeded neither warning. Now, U.S. bears the bitter fruits of both. Elementary: nations do not have permanent allies, nor permanent enemies, only permanent interests. U.S. international play has burdened our nation with horrible costs and unsustainable burdens, with vast damages resulting, to... Read more


The Winni Waterfront Report - February 2015

There were six waterfront sales on Lake Winnipesaukee in February 2015. The average sales price came in at $787,667 and the median price point stood at $625,000. That's one sale more than February of last year. This puts our total for the year thus far at eleven sales at an average of $922,636 compared to thirteen for the first two months of 2014 at an average of $1,121,782. The entry level sale was another island property... Read more


Local teen, ranked 2nd in N.H. for slopestyle, to compete in…

Local teen Kaleb Shumway will be heading to Copper Mountain in Colorado this month to compete in the National Championships sponsored by the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA). Kaleb rank 2nd in New Hampshire Series for the 12-13 year-old snowboard slopestyle division and 55th out of over 280 competitors for the national rankings. This is Kaleb's first year working on his talents of freestyle snowboarding, with the help of Gunstock Freestyle Academy's coaches... Read more



Laura Crisanti and Joshua Carroll Mr. Cris Crisanti of Geneva, N.Y., announces the engagement of his daughter, Laura Catherine Crisanti, to Joshua Joseph Carroll, son of Judge James and Janet Carroll of Laconia, N.H.The future bride graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a bachelor of science and education degree and the State University of New York at Geneseo with a master of arts degree in speech language pathology. She is a speech language pathologist with Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services.The... Read more

Calendar of Events

3-30-15 Calendar

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Barbershop chorus meets... Read more


Seasonal jobs & opportunities fair held in Plymouth on A…

PLYMOUTH — As part of her commitment to helping create jobs and opportunity for middle class families, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) will host a Jobs Fair in Plymouth on Thursday, April 2 to help connect local residents with employment opportunities throughout the Granite State. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flying Monkey Performance Center on Main Street, and will feature employers from the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries, among... 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


Franklin Savings Bank honors long-time employees, announces …

TILTON — At Franklin Savings Bank's annual meeting, Jeffery Savage, President & CEO, led an evening of recognition of Corporators and employees. The Bank and Franklin Bancorp, MHC, its mutual holding company, welcomed three newly–elected Corporators and celebrated 160 combined years of employee commitment and service. The newly-elected Corporators were: Peter G. Doane, MD, family physician with Newfound Family Practice in Bristol; Kevin H. Irish, Chief Information Officer with LRGHealthcare in Laconia; and Joseph G.... Read more


Marion B. Woodward, 99

HILL — Marion B. Woodward, 99, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home, after a period of declining health. She was born in N. Dorchester N.H., one of twin daughters, to Frank and Bertha (Tilton) Burnham. She attended local schools, moved to Bristol at age 12, graduated from Bristol High School, and earned her degree in education from Plymouth Normal School. Marion taught in Lancaster during WWII. After the war ended, she returned to Bristol... Read more

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