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New 48-unit apartment building to be dedicated to LRCC students

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College will be offering off-campus student housing starting this fall at a 48-unit apartment building which will be built off Mile Hill Road less than a mile from the college campus by Anagnost Investments of Manchester.Land clearing is already underway at the site and the college and developer are planing a ribbon cutting ceremony in the near future, according to LRCC President Scott Kalicki, who made the announcement at a breakfast for local lawmakers held at the college Friday morning.He explained that the building will be leased by and managed by the college and is... Read more

Letters

It's time for someone else to be Inter-Lakes School moderato…

To The Daily Sun, For the past several years, it has been my pleasure to be the moderator of the Inter-Lakes School District. Now, I would like to give someone else the opportunity to serve in this capacity. Therefore, I do not plan to seek re-election in March. Thank you to the voters in Meredith, Center Harbor and Sandwich for giving me a challenging experience which I enjoyed. Best wishes to my successor. Lee Quimby Sandwich Read more

Columns

Froma Harrop - Stop making excuses for nonvoting millennials

The recent economic crisis hit the American middle class hard. But for the youngest adults trying to gain a foothold in the good life, it's been devastating. So why did so few millennials, the huge cohort of 18- to 29-year-olds, vote last November? Only 21 percent bothered. Let's dispense with the excuse that they don't feel their elected government cares about them. You don't get served till you enter the restaurant. The result of this passivity may... Read more

Sports

Round-up: Gilford girls run win streak to 10

The Gilford girls' basketball team ran their win streak to 10 games after easily dispatching Raymond 51-26. Cassidy Bartlett scored 13 points in the victory. The Golden Eagles (10-0) host Inter-Lakes tonight.Inter-Lakes earned their first victory of the season on Tuesday, a 45-26 decision against Moultonborough. The 1-8 Lakers have a tall task against undefeated Gilford tonight.Belmont topped Prospect Mountain 40-30 on Tuesday. Chayleigh Cadarette led the way with 21 points and 22 rebounds. The... 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

1-22-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Open Painting at the Library, 1:30–3:30 p.m.; Crafter's Corner, 6-7:30 p.m. Musical "Sound of Music," presented by the Educational Theater Collaborative, 7 p.m., Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. Craft Night at Belmont Public Library, 5:30 p.m. Card Class, 6 p.m. at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Cost is $5 per person due at the start of the class. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square)... Read more

Announcements

Local photographer, Meredith Village Savings Bank contribute…

LACONIA — Earlier this winter, local photographer Jon Secord committed to contribute 25% of his photography sales between the period of November 15 and December 15 to Genesis Behavioral Health (Genesis). During this time frame he was able to raise $500 for the organization through his photography sales. Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) exceeded their promise to match Secord's donation, by adding an additional $1500 to bring the donation to $2000. Secord began this charitable endeavor... 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

Edna M. 'Sparkle' Carignan, 97

FRANKLIN — Edna M. Carignan, 97, a longtime resident of Franklin, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a short period of failing health. Born in Worchester, Mass., December 2, 1917, Edna, known by many as "Sparkle", was the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Johnson) Norquist. She was a graduate of Concord High School, class of 1935. She spent most of her adult life in Franklin. She worked for... Read more

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