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Lafond defense wants results of blood tests thrown out

LACONIA — Attorney Mark Sisti, who represents Amy Lafond against charges that her reckless and negligent driving caused the death of one teenage girl and severely injured another on Messer Street nearly a year ago, has asked the Belknap County Superior Court to rule that the results of tests on the blood taken from his client after the incident not be placed in evidence. No information has to date been made public about the results of those tests. In a motion filed yesterday Sisti argues that the test results should be suppressed on two grounds. First, he questions whether Lafond "freely, willingly... Read more

Letters

Northern Pass power would just be passed on to other NE stat…

To The Daily Sun, I was just listening to the radio interview with a spokesperson for Northern Pass. The electricity will go into the New England grid. New Hampshire will not have first dibs to the electricity. I think this is a huge mistake. A contract without this stipulation is not in the interest of New Hampshire. We must be concerned about our northern area. The rep stated, how many people come up north to go three-wheeling and... Read more

Columns

Susan Estrich - Obamacare needs to be fixed

As I walked into the pharmacy, the technician who has kept track of all of my prescriptions for years was on an endless call trying to figure out who is going to deliver her baby and where. The good news: Her new plan, which fully complies with the Affordable Care Act, provides much more comprehensive coverage and lower co-pays than the one she used to have. The bad news: Neither the obstetrician who has taken care of... Read more

Sports

Round-up: Winnisquam, Belmont baseball teams start season wi…

The 2014 baseball season kicked off with wins for both Winnisquam and Belmont.The Winnisquam Bears opened up the season at home, beating White Mountain 5-4. The Bears hosted Gilford yesterday and will travel to Kearsarge this afternoon. Belmont topped Prospect Mountain 10-9 on Monday. The Red Raiders host Franklin today and Prospect Mountain on Monday. Laconia traveled to Somersworth yesterday. The Golden Eagles traveled to Belmont yesterday and host Somersworth today at 4 p.m. Inter-Lakes will... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Jenot-Lamper

Amanda Jenot and Donald Lamper Sr. Allen and Christine Jenot of Meredith, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Rose Jenot to Donald Allen Lamper Sr., son of Anna MacDonald of Laconia, NH and Troy Lamper of Center Harbor. The future bride is employed at Wal-Mart in Gilford, NH. The groom is employed at Lakes Region Casino in Belmont, NH. The Wedding Day is planned for Aug 16, 2014. Read more

Calendar of Events

4-15-14 Calendar

The Alton Historical Society kicks off the 2014 program season with a presentation by former FBI agent Robert E. Lee. 7 p.m. at the Gilman Library in Alton. Refreshments served. Annual Passover Festivities commemorating the Jewish exodus from Egypt held at Temple B'nai Israel in Laconia. 5:30 p.m. Features music, dinner and singing. All members of the community welcome to participate. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information or to make... Read more

Announcements

Memorial service for Lilyanna Johnson in Laconia on Saturday

LACONIA — On Saturday, April 19 Laconia High School Key Club will be holding a remembrance service for Lilyanna Johnson at the boat launch on Messer Street from 12 to 2 p.m. There will be stations set up for bringing in pictures. Attendees will also be able to buying floating candles that will be lit and placed in the water. Bracelets and bumper stickers will also be available for purchase. The service is open to all members... Read more

Births

Birth- Mila Eloise Lucille Letourneau

Mila Eloise Lucille LetourneauMila Eloise Lucille Letourneau was born February 12, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are Michael and Mary Beth Letourneau of Belmont, NH. She joins her big brothers Isaiah James, 14, and Liam John Steven, 18 months. The maternal grandparents are Steven and Colleen Tewksbury of Hebron, NH. The paternal grandparents are Jean-Luc and Monique Letourneau of Compton, QC. The great-grandparents are... Read more

People

Zachary J. Hamel - Graduation

Manhattan, New York - The 143rd commencement exercises of St. John's University were held on Saturday, May 19 with more than 2500 degrees being conferred to students at the doctoral, master and bachelor levels. Zachary J. Hamel, the son of Mitch and Debra Hamel of Laconia majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Read more

Obituaries

Paul F. Blizzard, 71

Paul F. Blizzard, 71 LACONIA — Paul F. Blizzard passed away on April 10, 2014. He was born in Lexington, Mass., on Feb. 17, 1943, and grew up in Arlington, Mass. In Massachusetts he owned and operated a successful trucking company until 1978 when he and his family moved to Laconia and purchased Lakeport Landing Marina. A Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, April 23, at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend. In lieu... Read more

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