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'High' man transported from store bathroom

LACONIA — Police and an ambulance were called to the Irving Circle K store on Union Avenue yesterday after a man concealed three different energy drinks and went into the bathroom. Police said the man was in the bathroom for a long time so store personnel called them. When officers arrived, police found the man in the bathroom. "He was obviously under the influence of something," said Capt. Matt Canfield. "He was very high." Canfield said the man refused the services of the ambulance and a police officer took him to Lakes Region General Hospital. Canfield said police are still investigating what happened at the... Read more

Letters

Minds made up based on idealism, don't confuse them with tru…

To the Daily Sun, It was nice to read Mr. Alan Moon's polite letter to your publication as so many of those you publish seem to burgeon with intolerance for those who do not share their opinions. Civil conversation and discussion is what makes a civilized society and Mr. Moon is correct when he expresses dismay with people who are unwilling to hear opposing views. As a child I was taught that in order to be well-informed... Read more

Columns

Michael Barone - Are Millennials a new Victorian generation?

Public policymakers and political pundits tend to focus on problems — understandably, because if things are going right they aren't thought to need attention. Yet positive developments can teach us things as well, when, for reasons not necessarily clear, great masses of people start to behave more constructively. One such trend is the better behavior of the young Americans of today compared to those 25 years ago. Almost no one anticipated it, the exception being William... Read more

Sports

4 Gilford swimmers have qualified for state meet

After competing in the Bobcat Invitational on Sunday, an event featuring more than 550 swimmers, four of the members of the Gilford swim team have qualified for the D II state championship meet. Katie Gingrich, a senior, qualified at the Bobcat for both the 50 free at 27.75 and the 100 backstroke. She swam strong in the 100 free as well. Senior Chrissy Leach has not been able to compete this season due to an injury.... Read more

Weddings

Engagement: Ainsworth - D’Agostino

Joshua Carl D’Agostino & Nicole Marie Ainsworth Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ainsworth of Meredith are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie, to Joshua Carl D’Agostino, son of Raymond and Kathy Durocher of  Lyndonville, VT. and John D’Agostino of Newburyport, MA. Nicole is a 2008 graduate of Inter-Lakes High School and a 2012 graduate of St. Michael’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is employed with the Vermont Department of Labor... Read more

Calendar of Events

1-28-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing for Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Check–Out–An–Expert!, 10 a.m. to noon. Cooking demonstration by Executive Chef of Lavinia's Relaxed Dining, Brendan McGuff, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Golden View Health Care Center. To RSVP or for more information cal 279-8111 or email info@goldenview.org. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet eachWednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for... Read more

Announcements

Faith Hope & Love accepting scholarship applications

LACONIA — The Faith Hope and Love Foundation is now accepting applicants for their annual college scholarships. All applications must be postmarked by Saturday, February 13.  The scholarship is based off of financial need, community service and extra-curricular/work activities. The Faith Hope and Love Foundation also looks for students that have a strong character, work ethic, integrity, and a pay it forward attitude. The Mission of The Faith Hope and Love Foundation is to bring relief... 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

Margaret A. Noury, 89

MEREDITH — Margaret Aerona Noury, 89, of Meredith Bay Village, Meredith, New Hampshire, died at her home on Thursday, January 29, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones and family. 
 
Mrs. Noury was born on August 8th, 1925 in Wales, England, the second daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Williams) Davies. Once she arrived in the United States as a World War II bride in 1947, Margaret remained a lifelong resident of New Hampshire.
 
After residing... Read more

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