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Judge says Billy Baer's conduct at Gilford School Board meeting was 'impolite' but not 'criminal'

CIRCUIT COURT — Fourth Circuit Court Judge Jim Carroll has dismissed all three criminal charges against a Gilford man who was arrested during a Gilford School Board meeting in May of 2014. Carroll determined that "there is a paucity of facts from what a reasonable trier of fact could find the defendant (William Baer) guilty beyond a reasonable doubt." "The court finds the defendant's actions impolite but not criminal," wrote Carroll. Baer had been charged with two counts of breaching the peace and one count of disobeying a police officer for his actions at a school board meeting where he went to protest... Read more

Letters

Because I'm against wind turbines doesn't mean I support Nor…

To The Daily Sun, Stop Northern Pass! Save our Ridgelines! No Pipelines! If you're paying any attention you're hearing and seeing these exclamations all over the state. The corporate spinners have called us NIMBYs — Not In My Back Yard, whiners. Now the industry spinners are calling us BANANAS! This newly created acronym stands for Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything. The rapacious corporate heads like to throw playground names at all of us in an attempt... Read more

Columns

Pat Buchanan - Obama throws Fidel a rope

The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit. We got back Alan Gross before his communist jailers killed him, along with an American spy, in exchange for three members of a Cuban espionage ring. Had we left it at that, the deal would have been fine. But Obama threw in... Read more

Sports

4th Annual Amy Annis Tournament to be held on January 25

The 4th Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, January 25 starting at 11 a.m. and will take place in both the Gilford Middle School and High School Gymnasiums. This fundraising event is a fun recreational co-ed volleyball tournament for high school age students through adults. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research as well as the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given annually to a... Read more

Weddings

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

12-19-14 Calendar

Performance of Aladdin presented by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, 7 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for children. A family of six tickets is available for $84. Balcony tickets are $12 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets call 279-0333 or visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. Sant Bani School performs The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht. 7 p.m. Admission is $5, for reservations or more information call 934-4240. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church... Read more

Announcements

History of the Penacook lecture Jan. 12 at Laconia Library

LACONIA  — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a lecture - "The History and Culture of the Penacook Native American" on Monday, January 12 at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. Robert "Kunnaway" Tuner, known as "Youngbear", a storyteller, Metis flute maker and player, cultural teacher and native of Laconia. Kunnaway will present  the program." This lecture is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information about this... 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

Donald L. Campbell, 91

TILTON — Cdr. Donald Lewis Campbell, USN Ret., 91, passed away December 18, 2014, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, N.H. Don was born on December 3rd, 1923, the son of Lewis and Catharine (Lewis) Campbell, in Leominster, Mass. Don enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and trained to be a Naval Pilot. He was commanding officer of VA-84 in the early 1960s and then on the staff of Admiral James Holloway... Read more

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