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DeVoy-Pollak race holds key to balance of power on Belknap County Commission

LACONIA — One of the most closely watched races in Belknap County on Tuesday will be the contest between Dave DeVoy (R-Sanbornton) and Dave Pollak (D-Laconia) for the District One (Laconia, Sanbornton, New Hampton) seat on the Belknap County Commission currently held by Ed Philpot (D-Laconia.)The winner of the race will determine the balance of power on the three-member commission, which sets policy for the county, and which will have only one incumbent member, Commissioner Steve Nedeau (R-Meredith), who has been closely aligned with Philpot on most issues, including building a new county jail and fully funding the county's share... Read more

Letters

Thank you allfor the tremendous Tobin/Hicks family benefit

To The Daily Sun, Unbelievable!! Thank you tremendously from the Tobin/Hicks family benefit. The gift items for auction, donations and an abundance of food was amazing and so much appreciated. The community spirit of Sanbornton and surrounding towns, friends and family, businesses and organizations were especially overwhelming. We may live in a small community but the love, gifts and caring are worldly. We will always be grateful as these memories will brighten the tough days ahead. A special... Read more

Columns

Mayor Ed Engler - Proposed City Charter Amendment would elim…

When Laconia voters arrive at their ward polling stations on Tuesday, Nov. 4 they will be handed two ballots. The first (white-paper) ballot will be the expected state election sheet that will include races for governor down through county offices. The second (colored-paper) ballot, perhaps unexpected, will cover several municipal issues. At the top of the municipal election ballot for voters in Wards 4 and 5 will be (uncontested) elections for school board members. Following, will... Read more

Sports

Round-up: Girls' soccer playoffs begin with a pair of upsets

Belmont High School's girls' soccer team, which ended the regular season with a record of 13-3 and went into the post season as the third seed in the NHIAA's DIII tournament, was stunned by 14th seed Somersworth on Wednesday. The Red Raiders, who scored an average of 3.75 goals over the 16 games of the regular season, failed to score during the first playoff game and fell 0-1. Somersworth's lone goal came on a corner... 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

10-28-14 Calendar

Movie Night: The Cider House Rules, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Gilford Public Library. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Speare Wound Care center hosts an open house to highlight Diabetes Awareness, 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more information call 481-8780. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.Line Dancing at the Laconia Senior Center... Read more

Announcements

Jeanie Forrester hosting apple crisp social in Campton today

CAMPTON — Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will host a meet and greet in Campton at the Pemi Valley Chamber and Visitor's Center, Exit 28, 12 Vintinner Road today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. "As the state senator for District 2 I believe it is extremely important to listen and be accessible to constituents. NH House Candidate Eric Johnson from Campton will be joining me at this event to talk with voters as well. This event is just one... 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

Raymond F. Prentiss, 69

BELMONT — Raymond F. Prentiss, 69, of Edgewood Drive, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Manchester after a courageous battle with cancer. Ray was born April 29, 1945 in Danvers, Mass., the son of the late John and Nora (Kiley) Prentiss. Ray was raised in Essex, Mass. and attended Gloucester High School. Following school, he served in the USAF, serving in Vietnam. He was a route salesman for J.J.... Read more

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