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County Commission to Pursue Appeal

LACONIA — After consulting with legal counsel, the Belknap County Commissioners yesterday agreed to pursue their appeal to the state Supreme Court of the ruling by the Belknap County Convention's Personnel Committee that reversed the commissioners' decision to terminate County Nursing Home Administrator Dennis Logue. After being fired by the commissioners in September, Logue appealed to the Personnel Committee, consisting of Reps. Colette Worsman (R-Meredith), who chairs the convention, Bob Greemore (R-Meredith), the vice-chairman, and Richard Burchell (R-Gilmanton), the clerk. Following a daylong hearing, the committee unanimously voted to overturn the decision of the commission. The commission, in turn, promptly placed Logue on administrative... Read more

Letters

Obamacare is an attack on the living standards of middle cla…

To The Daily Sun, What does $400,000 buy? For Democrats, that sizable sum bought the consulting services of one, very bright economist named Jonathan Gruber who helped design Obamacare using his impact models. Academics like Gruber often have trouble stopping themselves from telling others just how smart they are. Mr. Gruber simply can't keep his mouth shut, describing in detail the more than clever deception involved in getting Obamacare passed. I ask the readers of The... Read more

Columns

Froma Harrop - Democrats are a depressed lot

"Smiles at the gas pump," my local headline reads. The price of gasoline has fallen below $3 a gallon. When the national average rose last year to $3.51, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, complained that "the liberal anti-free market policies of the Obama administration discourage the exploration of American sources of energy and hinder production and job growth." Now it's below $3. By the way, U.S. production of oil and gas is at record levels. So where is the... Read more

Sports

Fighting Spirit Roll Over the East Coast Minutemen

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit trounced the East Coast Minutemen 16-1 on Wednesday night at the Laconia ice Arena. In their second of three straight contests against the Minutemen the Spirit had no shortage of power during the game. Every Fighting Spirit player was able to register at least one point during the contest. The Spirit offense was led by forwards Alex Peddle and Brett Bittner and defenseman Josh Crane as they each had strong... 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

11-24-14 Calendar

All New England Band Festival held at Plymouth State University, 7 p.m. at Hanaway Theater located in the Silver Center for the Arts. Tickets are $8 for adults and youth and $6 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the Silver Center Box Office or by calling 779-3869. Senior Moment-um group program featuring the game Apples to Apples, noon in the Community Church Fellowship Hall in Gilford. RSVP requested by calling 527-4722. Attendees are asked to... Read more

Announcements

Meredith man lauded by AARP for his volunteer service

CONCORD — Rich Crocker of Meredith, a community leader dedicated to issues of aging, has been honored by AARP New Hampshire with its the Andrus Award for Community Service. Crocker received the award at a recent celebratory luncheon held to honor about 60 volunteers. The Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP's founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, recognizes outstanding AARP volunteers who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that are consistent with... 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

Peter P. Kyriakides, 70

LACONIA — Peter P. Kyriakides, 70, of 121 Holman St., died at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was the widower of Patricia L. Kyriakides who died July 10, 2012. Peter was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Boston, the son of the late Peter M. and Cathrine A. (Matchett) Kyriakides. Peter resided in Boston for several years before moving to Laconia 18 years ago. He had been employed as an inspector for the Massachusetts Bay... Read more

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