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Geary indicted on 4 felonies for lemonade stand incident

HAVERILL — A Grafton County grand jury has indicted a former Laconia man for two felony counts of indecent exposure, two felony counts of attempted felonious sexual assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one count of public urination for his alleged actions at a lemonade stand in Holderness on June 7. Christoper Geary, 45, formerly of 9 Harrison Ave., is already serving a three- to six-year prison sentence after pleading responsible for two probation violations for having contact with police. To date, Geary, a registered sex offender, had not been charged in connection with the allegations that he approached two young... Read more

Letters

Combining business acumen with old-fashioned N.E. values

To The Daily Sun,On Saturday, Sept. 13, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening open house at Top Notch Auto in Gilmanton. Upon my arrival, I was immediately greeted by a sincere young man, Michael Hancock, the new owner. After enjoying a delicious homemade lunch compliments of the Top Notch Crew, I had a detailed tour of the business. I came away from this experience smiling. Mr. Hancock has successfully combined business acumen with... Read more

Columns

Michael Barone - Which is the weaker party?

Which of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker. The case that the Republicans are weaker is easy to state. Democrats have won four of the last six presidential elections, from 1992 to 2012, and won a plurality of the popular vote in a fifth. This is a vivid contrast from the period 1968 to 1988, when Republicans won five of six... Read more

Sports

Chiasson's 209 rushing yards lead to homecoming win for LHS

The Laconia Sachems (1-1) ran away with a victory 58-19 on homecoming against the Manchester West Blue on Friday night. Junior running back Kyle Chiasson ran wild, piling up 209 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of game. Coach Craig Kozens said Chiasson, the team's primary back,  has taken his game to a higher level this year. "He (Chiasson) put time into the weight room and is playing stronger. He is blessed with... Read more

Weddings

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

Calendar of Events

9-22-14 Calendar

Print maker Matt Brown delivers a lecture discussing his methods and what has driven him to create unique prints, 7-8 p.m. at the Fireside Room in the Chase House, Meredith. For more information call 279-7920 or visit the League of NH Craftsmen - Meredith Fire Craft Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.  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... Read more

Announcements

Moultonboro Methodist Church to host concert

MOULTONBOROUGH — Tom Ewing accompanied by The Winter Street Project, formally Awaken, will present an evening of music on Sunday, October 11 at Moultonboro United Methodist Church. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tom and Susanne Ewing have served in local church ministry for more than 30 years. In 2007 they launched Tom Ewing Ministries, Inc, an itinerant, non-profit organization which offers their experience in worship ministry and pastoral leadership to the body of Christ in... 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

Florence G. Drouin, 88

GILFORD — Florence G. Drouin, 88, of 80 Young Road, died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.Mrs. Drouin was born October 3, 1925 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Alfred and Marie (Mailhot) Jacques. She was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region.Survivors include her son, Francis L. Drouin and his wife, Debra, of Sanbornton and three daughters, Elaine Porter of Laconia, Claire Perrier of Gilford and Gail Drouin... Read more

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