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Laconia judge improvises to make up for lack of mental health court

CIRCUIT COURT — For about one-half hour every Tuesday, about 15 people quietly make their way up to Courtroom 1 of the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division. They're on the way to "Compliance Court" — what presiding Judge Jim Carroll refers to as his own version of mental health court. "For some it's pretrial, for some it post convictions, and for some it's bail conditions," Carroll explained from his chambers early yesterday morning. For the participants, Compliance Court means checking in weekly with the judge and providing documentation that he or she is obeying the recommendations of his or her mental health provider... Read more


Now I know why the Florida election was stolen in favor of B…

To The Daily Sun, If you do little else before this coming election you must get your hands on the book, "Rather Outspoken" by Dan Rather. This book goes into meticulous truthful detail about the following: Gitmo, Abu Ghraib and the very deep involvement of the Bush dynasty. Rather gives us G.W. Bush's sanitized "service" in the Air Force Reserve step by nauseating step. He exposes layer by painful layer how the influence of corporations (in... Read more


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


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


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


Lights On Afterschool event at Lakes Region Boys & Girls…

LACONIA — Today, children, parents, business and community leaders are all invited to attend the annual Lights On Afterschool events planned at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region and our local elementary schools, Woodland Heights, Elm Street School and Pleasant Street School. Lights On Afterschool is a yearly event that celebrates the achievements of afterschool students and draws attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised... Read more


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


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


Marjorie H. Herlin, 93

BEDFORD — Marjorie H. Herlin, 93, a brief resident of Carlyle Place, Bedford, N.H., formerly of Laconia, N.H., and Natick, Mass., passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H. She was the widow of Edward Herlin who passed away in 1987. Mrs. Herlin was born on April 18, 1921, in Bedford, Quebec, the daughter of William and Eva (Plante) Howe. Her family moved to Franklin, N.H., by the time she... Read more

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