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DeVoy to run for Belknap Commission again

LACONIA — David DeVoy, a businessman from Sanbornton, announced yesterday that he will make a second bid for the District 1 seat on the Belknap County Commission, representing the city of Laconia and towns of Sanbornton and New Hampton In 2012 DeVoy, a Republican, lost his challenge to incumbent Democrat Ed Philpot of Laconia by 701 votes, 5,320 to 4,619. DeVoy carried Sanbornton and New Hampton as well as Ward 1 in Laconia, but could not overcome Philpot's margins in the other five wards. A retired colonel in the United States Army Reserve, DeVoy owns and operates three convenience stores — the... Read more

Letters

Good will prevail in our world if it's not paralyzed by fear

To The Daily Sun, Recent events in Kyiv, Ukraine, which led to the overthrow of the corrupt, puppet Yanukovych regime, by Ukrainians seeking to liberate themselves from hundreds of years of Russian control and domination, caused Vladimir Putin to respond in a very disturbing but predictable way. Putin seized Ukrainian sovereign territory in Crimea, its ships, and state properties despite Russia signing a treaty in 1994 guaranteeing Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for Ukraine surrendering their nuclear... Read more

Columns

Sanborn — Is your realtor as dumb as a doorknob?

If someone refers to their realtor as being as dumb as a doorknob, there are several possible meanings. Today, well, he could be just not all that smart. But, in olden days, it could have meant that your realtor was just a quiet sort of guy. The saying "dumb as a doorknob" appears to be derived from the saying as "dead as a doornail" which was used by literary English greats such as Shakespeare and Charles... Read more

Sports

Gilford tennis finds fourth win

The Gilford High School girls' tennis team picked up its fourth win of the season on Friday, beating White Mountains 7 matches to 2. White Mountains took both the top singles matche, won by Lisa Windeler, and the top doubles match, with Windeler paired with third-seeded singles player Emma Ainsworth. However, Gilford took the balance of the matches, with Abby Lines, Kayla Vieten, Abigail Kourafas, Sisi Remick and Brook Poll all winning their singles matches. Gilford... 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

4-23-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Tea Party meeting featuring guest speaker Andrew Hemingway. 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Police/Fire Building next to the library. Hemingway will speak about his run for governor. For more information email markbiller@hotmail.com. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire holds a brown-bag lunch to share the story of their work on behalf of vulnerable New Hampshire Youth. 1:30 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Welcome Center. No registration required.  Events at the Hall... Read more

Announcements

Indoor yard sale this Saturday at youth center

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center is hosting an Indoor Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be more than 25 yard sales at the event. There is no cost for admission. Those interested in having a seller's table at the event should contact Scott at gccscott@metrocast.net. The Gilford Youth Center is located at 19 Potter Hill Road in Gilford. For more information, visit gilfordyouthcenter.com. 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

Dominic Marino, 89

Dominic P. Marino, 89 LACONIA — Domenic P. Marino, 89, of Laconia, New Port Richey, Fla., and formerly of Winthrop, Mass., passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 21, 2014, after a brief illness. Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Louise (Tennaro) and Prospero Marino. A resident of Winthrop for many years, he was an All Scholastic High School Athlete who signed his first professional baseball contract as a pitcher... Read more

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