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Hunter Taylor of Alton Unanimous Choice as New commissioner

LACONIA — Hunter Taylor of Alton, who 49 years ago was the youngest and lowest paid member of the faculty at the University of Georgia law school, was unanimously appointed by the Belkanp County Convention Monday night to a two-year term as Belknap County Commissioner.Taylor fills a vacancy created when Steven Nedeau of Meredith resigned effective Jan. 1. as Distict 3 commissioner with two years left in his term.Taylor is professor emeritus at the Rutgers University School of Law and held his own private practice in New Jersey until he retired in 2010 and moved to the Lakes Region. He... Read more

Letters

Belmont voters should have more choices regarding mill proje…

To The Daily Sun, Belmont voters deserve options. Article 3 in the Belmont's Town Warrant bundles three decisions into one package with a total price tag of $3,357,250 ($2,957,250 funded through a 20-25 year bond and $400,000 in Town Capital Reserve funds). What's proposed is: 1. Repair and protect Belmont's historic Mill built in 1833 and partially restored/adapted for reuse in 1998 after a major fire in 1992. Work proposed includes masonry restoration, and structural work. Cost: $1,064,930 2.... Read more

Columns

E. Scott Cracraft - What would Jesus do?

Many writers to the media and other pundits claim we are a "Christian" nation and that Judeo-Christian values should inform our political process. Although our Constitution is secular, it is hard to argue with those who think otherwise.There are actually two types of religious conservatives. There are those who are simply conservative in the theology and practice. Others, however, are politically active in strong conservative movements and their theology informs their politics which in turn... Read more

Sports

Winnisqaum scores 22 in 3rd quarter to beat Belmont

BELMONT — The Winnisquam Bears boys' basketball team needed a second half comeback to get by Belmont, 70-65, on Friday. The Bears, down 35-31 at the half, responded in the third quarter by scoring 22 points to take over the lead and hold off the Red Raiders. "We took control of the boards and that led to the running game opening up," Said Bears head coach Kevin Dame.The Red Raiders jumped out to a 15-5... 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

1-27-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Storytime (Ages 3-5 Years) 10:30–11:15 a.m.; Babygarten (Birth - 18 mo.), 11:15–11:45 a.m.; Writing Expert, 3-5 p.m. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18... Read more

Announcements

Bucky Lewis show on Jan. 31 to raise funds for Half Moon Sob…

LACONIA — Lakeport resident, musician and lawyer Peter Brunette, a former member of the Laconia Planning Board, has been saying for years that there needs to be more family-oriented, drug-and-alcohol-free recreational activities in the area. "When we were revising the Master Plan back in 2002, I was very vocal about the need to encourage clean-and-sober alternatives to events like Bike Week. And that's why I am delighted to be working with the Half Moon Sober Festival."... 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

Lawrence D. White, 51

ALEXANDRIA — Lawrence D. "Larry" White, 51, of Fowler River Road, died suddenly, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Larry was born in Plymouth, the son of Franklin and Flora (Jones) White. He attended Newfound area schools and had lived his life in Bristol and Alexandria. Larry was known in the area as a contract painter. Larry had a love of the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and playing horseshoes. But most of all he loved time spent... Read more

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