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Newfound board decides half-day K teacher can stay at New Hampton elementary

by Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Heidi Sidwell, a teacher at the New Hampton Community School for more than two decades, will continue teaching kindergarten there, rather than being transferred to a Grade 1 position at Danbury Elementary School, as proposed by Superintendent Stacy Buckley.The Newfound Area School Board on Oct. 14 authorized the superintendent to hire a new, full-time teacher for Danbury so Sidwell, who is full-time employee but now has only a single, half-day kindergarten class because of a reduced student population, can remain where she is.A number of residents attending Tuesday's school board meeting came to voice opposition... Read more

Letters

How could anyone who is pro-life stomach Barack H. Obama?

To The Daily Sun, Using my Ph.D (Promoting Heated Discussion), how about this? First congratulations to The Daily Sun for providing so much space for "Letters". Obviously we agree that providing public discourse is a good thing! My wife and I suffered through three debates on NH1. The Garcia-Kuster portion was awful if one is a supporter of Marilinda. What Kuster got away with, talking three times after the candidates had already spoken. Too bad when she... Read more

Columns

James Pindell - lt's not looking like a 'wave' election yea…

The last two midterm elections in New Hampshire broke records for the state's political parties. In 2006, Democrats had their most successful election since the 1870s. In the 2010 elections, Republicans had their biggest gains ever and that is saying something given the state's Republican history. But in 2014, while the election environment is favorable to Republicans, political strategists in both parties seem to agree that it won't be a huge wave year in New Hampshire... Read more

Sports

Round-up: playoffs begin for many local teams

The fall sports postseason tournaments began yesterday, beginning with the field hockey bracket. The first round matchups ended after the deadline for this article. Winnisquam (9-5) secured the seventh seed in the tournament with a win against White Mountains last Friday to end the regular season. The Bears will host the 15th seed Kearsarge today. Laconia (7-7) is the heading into the playoffs on a three game win-streak capped off by beating John Stark 4-0 in the... Read more

Weddings

Anniversary - Poole

Don and Nancy Poole celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 5, 2014. They were married on September 5, 1964 in Westminster, Massachusetts. They have two children; Jennifer Flanders and Nathan Poole, both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Don and Nancy reside in Gilford, New Hampshire Read more

Calendar of Events

10-22-14 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing for Beginners, 9-10 a.m.,Check-Out–An–Expert!, 10 a.m. to noon; Apple Pie Workshop, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Events at the Hall Memorial Library: Nooners Book Group featuring "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe; Apple Pie Contest, 12 p.m. Project Teen featuring Spooky Nail Art, 3 p.m. Free Better Choices, Better Health Workshop presented by LRGHealthcare, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, Laconia. To register or for... Read more

Announcements

Brooks Brothers store accepting donations of coats

TILTON — Participating in the One Warm Coat program for the second year is the Brooks Brothers store at the Tanger Outlet. They will be collecting gently used coats for Santa Fund of The Greater Lakes Region from October 21st through October 27. Donors will receive an additional 25% off a new outerwear item when they donate a gently worn coat at the local Brooks Brothers store. Some exclusions apply. One Warm Coat is a national non-profit... 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

Virginia A. Garfield, 65

HILL — Virginia A. Garfield "Ginny", 65, of Frost Rd., died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at home after a engthy battle with cancer. She was born in Haverhill, Mass., the daughter of Ernest and Barbara (Perkins) Britton and was raised by her mother, Barbara and stepfather Francis Hall. Ginny grew up in Chesterfield and Goffstown and later moved to Tilton and finally in Hill since 1975. Ginny lived her life as caregiver to many. At a... Read more

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