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Meredith chief says few fireworks displays are properly permitted

MEREDITH — Speaking to the Board of Selectmen at a workshop yesterday, Fire Chief Ken Jones expressed concern that despite a town ordinance requiring a permit to display fireworks, the number of applications filed and permits granted fall far short of the number of fireworks displays. Town Manager Phil Warren added that persons displaying fireworks without a permit are liable to a charge of disorderly conduct, which carries a fine of not less than $50 or more than $1,000 depending on the nature of the offense. Jones said that most residents, including what he estimated to be about a third of his... Read more

Letters

By all means, please offer to help put my kayak in the water

To The Daily Sun, I enjoy being out on the water just as much as other boat owner's do. I have a kayak and need to use the boat ramps to get it in and out of the water. It's too heavy for me to carry down to the beach from a parking lot. Being patient and respectful of all boats is the rule of the water. If I am in your way at the time of... Read more

Columns

Sen. Jeanie Forrester - Governor needs to share spending num…

The governor's claims that the FY16/17 budget she vetoed is unbalanced and dishonest continue to be unfounded, misleading, and hurtful to the people of New Hampshire. As the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, I stand by our proposal as a solid foundation that is good for New Hampshire, spending $600 million more than the FY14/15 budget. Within days of the House and Senate passing the $11.35 billion state budget, Governor Hassan irrationally acted on her... Read more

Sports

Waukewan lady golfers get 9 holes in despite rain drops

The Waukewan Ladies League finally got to play a full nine holes, however, it still was a bit rainy, but the ladies did not let the weather discourage them. The game for the day was 2 best putts and the gals did a fine job. 1st place went to the team of Carolyn Koczera, Ellen Vail, Shirley Monis and Jackie Belanger with a combined total of 25 putts. 2nd place went to the team of... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Maguire-Chaff

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911.... Read more

Calendar of Events

6-30-15 Calendar

Events at Meredith Public Library: "Pinkalicious" (the musical), 2-3 p.m., presented by the Inter-Lakes Children's Theater, snacks served; Movie Night, 5-7 p.m., "Good Burger" (Rated PG). Events at Hall Library, Northfield: 10 a.m. Spanish Club; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Craft Tuesday, quilting, $5-an-hour fee; 2-4 p.m., Tech Tuesday; 3 p.m., Project Teen, toe painting. Steve Blunt and Marty Kelley give a sing-along, read-aloud musical entertainment for children, 6 p.m., Belmont Elementary School gym; sponsored by Belmont Public Library. Program on... Read more

Announcements

Fusion networking event Wednesday at the Holy Grail of the L…

LACONIA — Fusion is inviting the public to its next networking event at the Holy Grail of the Lakes in Laconia on Wednesday, July 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This isn't your average networking event. Plan on meeting a cool group of people and creating connections that last. There will be snacks provided by the Holy Grail of the Lakes, Fusion giveaways, and a cash bar. The event is free and open to the public.... 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

Lake Houses at Christmas Island community launched

LACONIA — On Friday, July 3, the developers of the new Lake Houses at Christmas Island community held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the waterfront community along the shores of Paugus Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee. Located on Weirs Boulevard, the community includes 1,000 feet of shorefront with 3.2 acres enjoying westerly exposure. 16 new, direct-waterfront luxury, duplex- townhomes are currently being constructed. Two of townhomes have been completed, two are near completion and the foundations... Read more

Obituaries

Lillian F. Gregoire, 101

LACONIA — Lillian F. Gregoire, 101, formerly of Biddeford, Maine, New Port Richey, Fla. and Laconia, N.H., died Monday, June 29, 2015 at the St. Francis Rehab and Nursing Center in Laconia after a brief illness. She was born in Laconia, N.H. on December 27, 1913, the daughter of Marjoric and Philomene Landry Leroux and was educated at St. Joseph School in Laconia. Lillian worked at the Hosiery Mill in Belmont, the Morin Mills in Laconia... Read more

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