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Abby in courtroom as bail set at $1M for alleged abductor

by Daymond Steer CONWAY — The man accused of kidnapping 15-year-old Abby Hernandez was ordered held on $1 million cash bail, by circuit court Judge Pamela Albee Tuesday afternoon. Abby was in the court room with her mother, Zenya, and sister Sarah.Police say Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, kidnapped Abby on the afternoon of Oct. 9 on North-South Road. Kibby is a former Kennett High School student. Abby was a Kennett High School freshman at the time of her disappearance.She had been missing since that day but somehow managed to send one letter home to Zenya.Albee set a probable cause date... Read more

Letters

Many hold a mirror to the world and still see only themselve…

To The Daily Sun, In political circles there is a phenomenon known as the mirror–image fallacy. It is the belief that the whole world is me, and as me, there is a radical denial of the anyone else's ideas. It is a blinding belief in common humanity and the wish for sameness over human differences. The common thought is that if one digs deep enough beneath the surface, we will discover that people everywhere are essentially the... Read more

Columns

Pat Buchanan - Compulsive interventionism

With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November. But before traditional conservatives cheer that prospect, they might take a closer look at the foreign policy that a Republican Senate would seek to impose upon the nation. Specifically, they should spend time reading S. 2277, the "Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014," introduced by Sen. Bob Corker on... Read more

Sports

Muskrats battling to protect playoff spot

Ten games remain in the New England Collegiate Baseball League regular season and the Muskrats are occupying the third playoff spot in the Northern Division. The top four teams advance to the postseason. The upcoming week could see the Muskrats secure a playoff spot early and give them time to rest and regroup for a deep playoff run. "This is a huge week for us in regard to the playoff seeding," GM Noah Crane said.... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Currier-Williams

Jennifer Currier & Matthew Williams                                       Kenneth and Lorenda Currier of New Hampton, NH and Guy and Cherie Williams of Hampstead, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Currier and Matthew Williams.  Jennifer graduated from Newfound Regional High School in 2006 and Eastern University in St. Davids, PA in 2009 with a BS in accounting and finance. She is currently employed at Bigelow & Ashton, PA in Wolfboro, NH. Matthew graduated from high school in 2005... Read more

Calendar of Events

7-20-14 Calendar

Jewish Food Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Temple B'nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia; offering an array of traditional Jewish foods. For more information visit www.tbinh.org  Montblanc chamber group performs, 3 p.m., Woodside Building at Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. Free. Interlakes Summer Theater production of "Miss Saigon," 5 p.m., Inter-Lakes High School Community Auditorium. Contact 1-888-245-6374 or visit www.interlakestheatre.com Franklin Footlight Theater presents "Footlight Flashback" a musical celebration of their past 20 seasons, 2 p.m., Franklin Opera House,... Read more

Announcements

6th Annual ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament to be held on …

MEREDITH — The 6th Annual ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 15 at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester.The ForMatt Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to honor the joyful spirit, generous heart, and adventurous spirit of Matthew Choiniere ,who passed away in November of 2008 at the age of 22. He was the son of Julie and Vint Choiniere of Meredith and a 2004 graduate of Concord High School.The ForMatt... 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

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

Robert L. Smythe, 87

GILFORD — Robert "Bob" L. Smythe, 87, of 79 Wild Acres Road, formerly of Thornton, died Friday, July 25, 2014 in his home after a long illness. He was born on October 27, 1926 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Joseph and Louise (Shillington) Smythe. Bob was a commercial airline pilot for Delta Airlines for over 30 years. He is survived by one son, Robert E. Smythe of Rochester, N.H., two daughters, Lesley Smythe of Ipswich, Mas.s... Read more

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