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Jail panel will ask for $3 million

LACONIA — The Belknap County Jail Planning Committee Tuesday night overwhelmingly supported a plan to ask the Belknap County Convention for a $2.96 million bond issue so that it can start work on three major priorities at the county jail.The committee wants $360,000 so that it can begin work on a schematic design plan for a new jail, $1 million for replacing the HVAC system at the current jail. and $1.6 million for a three-year contract for installation of a 48-bed temporary housing unit at the jail.The decision by the committee came after a discussion of priorities during which Belknap... Read more

Letters

How can you be granted political asylum & then visit sam…

To The Daily Sun, Today, April 15, is the first anniversary of the terrible bombing at the Boston Marathon. A family came to this country for political asylum. Yet they traveled back to the country they were escaping from on vacation. How can this be? I am not one for making government bigger and adding more laws. But, if there ever should be a law, then we should mandate, if a person comes to the U.S. for political... Read more

Columns

Froma Harrop - Lessons not learned in Boston bombing

Airport gift shops throughout New England are piling "Boston Strong" T-shirts in vivid colors. "Boston Strong" became a rallying cry of solidarity after the terrorist bombing last year at the Boston Marathon.As the anniversary of the attack — and the next race on April 21 — approaches, emotional coverage of the event and aftermath is reaching feverish levels. A multipage spread in The Washington Post, "How Boston Stayed Strong," heaves with charged language: "harrowing," "carnage,"... Read more

Sports

Ice racing club crowns its champions

A long hard winter may have caused dismay to some, but not the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club. The club raced on eight weekends this year, making the 2014 one of the longer seasons in recent years. On Saturday the racers, friends and families gathered at the Moultonboro Lions Club to crown the 2014 champions and celebrate the season. The Lakes Region club races on oval tracks prepared on Lee and Berry ponds with 4 divisions... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Jenot-Lamper

Amanda Jenot and Donald Lamper Sr. Allen and Christine Jenot of Meredith, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Rose Jenot to Donald Allen Lamper Sr., son of Anna MacDonald of Laconia, NH and Troy Lamper of Center Harbor. The future bride is employed at Wal-Mart in Gilford, NH. The groom is employed at Lakes Region Casino in Belmont, NH. The Wedding Day is planned for Aug 16, 2014. Read more

Calendar of Events

4-15-14 Calendar

The Alton Historical Society kicks off the 2014 program season with a presentation by former FBI agent Robert E. Lee. 7 p.m. at the Gilman Library in Alton. Refreshments served. Annual Passover Festivities commemorating the Jewish exodus from Egypt held at Temple B'nai Israel in Laconia. 5:30 p.m. Features music, dinner and singing. All members of the community welcome to participate. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information or to make... Read more

Announcements

Sanbornton Congregational Church’s Holy Week services begin …

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC, under the leadership of Rev. Ruth Martz, will be holding its traditional Holy Week services. A Maundy Thursday Worship Service, which includes Communion, will be held in the church sanctuary on April 17 at 7 p.m. The Good Friday Service this year will take place at the Laconia Congregational Church on April 18 at 7 p.m. The service will include scripture readings and anthems. Music will be presented by the combined... Read more

Births

Birth- Mila Eloise Lucille Letourneau

Mila Eloise Lucille LetourneauMila Eloise Lucille Letourneau was born February 12, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are Michael and Mary Beth Letourneau of Belmont, NH. She joins her big brothers Isaiah James, 14, and Liam John Steven, 18 months. The maternal grandparents are Steven and Colleen Tewksbury of Hebron, NH. The paternal grandparents are Jean-Luc and Monique Letourneau of Compton, QC. The great-grandparents are... Read more

People

Zachary J. Hamel - Graduation

Manhattan, New York - The 143rd commencement exercises of St. John's University were held on Saturday, May 19 with more than 2500 degrees being conferred to students at the doctoral, master and bachelor levels. Zachary J. Hamel, the son of Mitch and Debra Hamel of Laconia majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Read more

Obituaries

Stephen A. Small, 60

THORNTON — Stephen Allen Small, 60, of Upper Mad River Road, died suddenly on April 12, 2014, in Campton. Born in Salem, Massachusetts on May 22, 1953, Stephen was the son of Leonard and Edna (Bell) Small. Stephen grew up in Peabody, Mass. and graduated from Peabody High School. He went on the attended two years at Essex Agricultural School, in Middleton, Mass. He resided in the Peabody area for many years and has been a resident... Read more

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