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Gilmanton's historic Bosiak Farm burns during storm

GILMANTON — One of the town's historic farm houses, the Bosiak Farm at 125 Upper City Road, was destroyed yesterday in a 3-alarm fire that began at 11:06 a.m. Fire Chief Joe Hempel said the first call resulted in his on-duty lieutenant immediately calling for a first alarm because of the weather and distance to the property. He said when the first firefighters arrived they found the 2 1/2 story house engulfed in flames and right awaycalled for a third alarm that brought firefighters from as far away as Meredith, Tilton, and Chichester to the property. Hempel said all four people in the... Read more

Letters

Mill Society members must take action in February or it'll b…

To The Daily Sun, The question for Belknap Mill Society members is: "Do you want to assure the future of the Society and are you willing to get involved to shape that future?" The trustees of the Belknap Mill Society have been attempting to sell the Belknap Mill since mid-2014 without first consulting the Society members. Finally, in response to a request by the Laconia City Council, the trustees scheduled a meeting held at 7:30 a.m. on... Read more

Columns

Pat Buchanan - Against terrorism but for what? - 856

Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France "is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism." This tells us what France is fighting against. But what is France fighting for in this war on terror? For terrorism is simply a tactic, and arguably the most effective tactic of the national liberation movements of the 20th century. Terrorism was used by the Irgun to drive the British out of Palestine and by the... Read more

Sports

Winnisqaum scores 22 in 3rd quarter to beat Belmont

BELMONT — The Winnisquam Bears boys' basketball team needed a second half comeback to get by Belmont, 70-65, on Friday. The Bears, down 35-31 at the half, responded in the third quarter by scoring 22 points to take over the lead and hold off the Red Raiders. "We took control of the boards and that led to the running game opening up," Said Bears head coach Kevin Dame.The Red Raiders jumped out to a 15-5... Read more

Weddings

Engagement: Ainsworth - D’Agostino

Joshua Carl D’Agostino & Nicole Marie Ainsworth Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ainsworth of Meredith are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie, to Joshua Carl D’Agostino, son of Raymond and Kathy Durocher of  Lyndonville, VT. and John D’Agostino of Newburyport, MA. Nicole is a 2008 graduate of Inter-Lakes High School and a 2012 graduate of St. Michael’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is employed with the Vermont Department of Labor... Read more

Calendar of Events

1-28-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing for Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Check–Out–An–Expert!, 10 a.m. to noon. Cooking demonstration by Executive Chef of Lavinia's Relaxed Dining, Brendan McGuff, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Golden View Health Care Center. To RSVP or for more information cal 279-8111 or email info@goldenview.org. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet eachWednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for... Read more

Announcements

Darius Rucker to play Meadowbrook

GILFORD —  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook brings the swagger of Southern Style Friday, July 10 when Darius Rucker hits the stage with guests Brett Eldredge and the Brothers Osborne. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m. and range from $35.75 to $68.75. To get tickets, call the Box Office at 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com. Joining the stage on July 10 are special guests, Brett Eldredge and rising country music... 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

Katherine E. Seavey, 101

FRANKLIN — Katherine E. Seavey passed peacefully at Mountain Ridge Nursing Home in Franklin, N.H. on January 21st 2015 at the age of 101. She was born on November 18, 1913 in Brentwood, N.H., the daughter of Edgar and Isabelle (Montgomery) Knight. A long time resident of the town of New Hampton, Katherine spent many years serving as assistant town clerk. She and her husband also owned and ran the village store for many years until... Read more

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