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Governor appauds historical research by local man that found King Charles I intended much of N. New England to be Laconia

LACONIA — A commendation from the governor received by Laconia Historical and Museum Society was presented to Laconia Mayor Ed Engler Tuesday by LHMS President Pam Clark, LHMS Director Pat Tierney and LHMS Executive Director Brenda Kean.The commendation was made to the city by Governor Maggie Hassan in connection with a recent research and subsequent lecture program of the LMHS dealing with the Laconia Grant of 1629 — a proclamation made during the reign of King Charles I of England which granted a large swath of land in North America to the Laconia Company with the intention of fostering a... Read more


I'm ashamed both our senators support funding for illegal al…

To The Daily Sun, Saturday night U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz forced the Senate to vote on the amnesty bill as part of the vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill for 2015. He argued that Obama's amnesty plan was unconstitutional because Obama's amnesty plan had no input from Congress. Less than half the Republican senators voted with Sen. Cruz. Sen. Ayotte and Sen. Shaheen both did not vote with Sen. Cruz. Both our New Hampshire U.S. senators are in... Read more


James Pindell - Would Ayotte run for Senate & VP at same…

Some U.S. senators, like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, have to weigh their home state laws preventing them from running for both president and re-election to the Senate in 2016. If that year it comes to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte getting tapped as the Republican vice presidential nominee next year, only politics will stop her. Ayotte as a potential vice presidential candidate continues to be the talk of Washington and Republican donor circles. In fact, a... Read more


Junior hockey — Spirit take down Stars

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit closed out their first half of the season with a 4-2 victory over the New England Stars Saturday night at the Laconia Ice Arena. With the win the Spirit improve to 19-3 on the season and have a 10 point cushion over second place New England in the Eastern Conference standings. The Spirit traveled to Tyngsboro, Mass. on Friday night to take on the Stars and were able to squeak out... Read more


Wedding: Beane-Ryan

Ms. Sara Beane of Gilford, N.H. proudly and happily announces the marriage of her daughter Heather Lee Beane to Kevin Edward Ryan son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ryan of West Bridgewater, MA. on May 31st, 2014. The couple were married at the top of a mountain, overlooking Purity Lake, on a gorgeous, sunny day at Purity Springs Resort in East Madison, N.H. Heather, a Nurse Practitioner, is a 1998 graduate of Gilford High School, a 2002 graduate of Villanova... Read more

Calendar of Events

12-15-14 Calendar

Senior Moment-um program hosted by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department featuring a Holiday Luncheon with ham and all the fixings, 12:30 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church. Must RSVP by calling 527-4722. Trustees Meeting at Belmont Public Library, 6 p.m. Laconia Historical and Museum Society presents a Lecture Program on the Historic Churches of Laconia, 7 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. For more information call 527-1278 or visit Events at Gilford Public Library: Yarn Therapy,... Read more


Sanbornton Congregational Church announces Christmas service…

SANBORNTON — Members of the Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC at 21 Meetinghouse Hill Road in Sanbornton invite everyone to worship at 10 a.m. on Christmas Sunday, December 21.The church will hold its annual Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on December 24. As in past years, the service will open with a solo by a young chorister singing, "Once in Royal David's City". Other music will include traditional Christmas carols, many with well-loved descants and... Read more


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


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


Betty E. Persons, 84

GILFORD — Betty Elaine Persons, 84, of 70 Boyd Hill Road, passed away at Forestview Manor, Meredith, N.H. on Sunday, December 14, 2014.Betty was born February 7, 1930 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Maxine (Wesley) and James E. Darling, Sr. and was a longtime resident of Laconia.Betty and Dick operated the Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford. Betty was an avid skier and enjoyed skiing and traveling around the world with her husband,... Read more

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