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How much jail can Belknap County afford?

LACONIA — The new county jail contemplated by the Belknap County Commission would be the first major capital project undertaken by the county in a generation and while there is little question a new facility is needed, the cost of the project is a source of concern. The Jail Planning Committee, convened by the commission, is contemplating a facility of some 94,000-square feet with 180 beds, which it seeks to build for not more than $30-million and preferably less. The committee notes that in 2005 Merrimack County constructed a 112,000-square foot jail with 237 beds for $24.3-million and in 2012 Grafton... Read more


Work Force Housing RSA is a state law, not a town ordinance

To The Daily Sun, I would like to thank everyone that attended the Sanbornton Selectmen's meeting held Monday, April 14, to review the work force housing amendments. Although our opinions differ, our concerns are the same. There were many misconceptions regarding the Planning Board's position on this matter. Hopefully, the meeting with the Selectmen, Planning Board, and concerned residents was helpful and their questions and concerns were answered by the town attorney. To clarify one misconception, Work Force... Read more


Sanborn — Is your realtor as dumb as a doorknob?

If someone refers to their realtor as being as dumb as a doorknob, there are several possible meanings. Today, well, he could be just not all that smart. But, in olden days, it could have meant that your realtor was just a quiet sort of guy. The saying "dumb as a doorknob" appears to be derived from the saying as "dead as a doornail" which was used by literary English greats such as Shakespeare and Charles... Read more


Round-up: Winnisquam, Belmont baseball teams start season wi…

The 2014 baseball season kicked off with wins for both Winnisquam and Belmont.The Winnisquam Bears opened up the season at home, beating White Mountain 5-4. The Bears hosted Gilford yesterday and will travel to Kearsarge this afternoon. Belmont topped Prospect Mountain 10-9 on Monday. The Red Raiders host Franklin today and Prospect Mountain on Monday. Laconia traveled to Somersworth yesterday. The Golden Eagles traveled to Belmont yesterday and host Somersworth today at 4 p.m. Inter-Lakes will... Read more



Amanda Jenot and Donald Lamper Sr. Allen and Christine Jenot of Meredith, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Rose Jenot to Donald Allen Lamper Sr., son of Anna MacDonald of Laconia, NH and Troy Lamper of Center Harbor. The future bride is employed at Wal-Mart in Gilford, NH. The groom is employed at Lakes Region Casino in Belmont, NH. The Wedding Day is planned for Aug 16, 2014. Read more

Calendar of Events

4-21-14 Calendar

The Lakes Region Art Association meeting featuring guest speaker Wayne Hatley, an artist/illustrator/graphic designer. 7 p.m. at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community. Discussion will focus on options for reproducing and restoring art. For more information call 293-2702. Laconia Historical and Museum Society host Charlie St. Clair and Jennifer Anderson of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally Association present "The History of Motorcycle Week." 7 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. Free and open... Read more


Meredith Easter Egg Hunt April 19

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual free Easter Egg Hunt and Community Center Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 19from 10 a.m. to noon at 1 Circle Drive in Meredith. Registration for the hunt will begin at 9:30 a.m.  The hunt is grouped by age as follows: ages 1-2 start at 10:10 a.m., ages 3-4 start at 10:20 a.m., ages 5-6 start at 10:40 a.m. and ages 7-9 start at 10:50... Read more


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


Zachary J. Hamel - Graduation

Manhattan, New York - The 143rd commencement exercises of St. John's University were held on Saturday, May 19 with more than 2500 degrees being conferred to students at the doctoral, master and bachelor levels. Zachary J. Hamel, the son of Mitch and Debra Hamel of Laconia majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Read more


Millicent Dudley, 90

MEREDITH — Millicent (Fillion) Dudley, 90, a longtime resident of the Lakes Region area died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Forestview Manor in Meredith following a period of failing health. Millicent was born in Boston, Mass., August 25, 1923 the daughter of Philip and Claudia (deFreytas) Fillion. A homemaker, she also worked as a secretary over the years. She was predeceased by two sons, William and Stephen Albert from a previous marriage. A private service... Read more

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