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Investigators focus on accused abductor's Gorham home

By Barbara Tetreault The Berlin Daily Sun   GORHAM — For a third day, N.H. State Police and FBI investigators continued to comb through the home of Nathaniel Kibby, charged in the kidnapping of Conway teen Abby Hernandez last October.Residents of the Gateway Trailer Park in Gorham, where Kibby has lived since 2009, said law enforcement officials have said they expect to be there all week.Kibby was arrested at his 104 Brookside Drive home just after noon Monday and is being held on $1 million cash bail. The charge is a class B felony carrying a maximum sentence of seven years.Residents of the... Read more

Letters

Many hold a mirror to the world and still see only themselve…

To The Daily Sun, In political circles there is a phenomenon known as the mirror–image fallacy. It is the belief that the whole world is me, and as me, there is a radical denial of the anyone else's ideas. It is a blinding belief in common humanity and the wish for sameness over human differences. The common thought is that if one digs deep enough beneath the surface, we will discover that people everywhere are essentially the... Read more

Columns

Susan Estrich - The American way of death (penalty)

I will readily admit that I have been all over the map when it comes to the death penalty. As a young lawyer and law professor, I was opposed to it. Actually, it was easy to be against it. The evidence that it was being administered arbitrarily and unfairly was so overwhelming that the Supreme Court had effectively placed a moratorium on it. When it came back, in the late '70s, I was there, literally. The first... Read more

Sports

Muskrats battling to protect playoff spot

Ten games remain in the New England Collegiate Baseball League regular season and the Muskrats are occupying the third playoff spot in the Northern Division. The top four teams advance to the postseason. The upcoming week could see the Muskrats secure a playoff spot early and give them time to rest and regroup for a deep playoff run. "This is a huge week for us in regard to the playoff seeding," GM Noah Crane said.... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Currier-Williams

Jennifer Currier & Matthew Williams                                       Kenneth and Lorenda Currier of New Hampton, NH and Guy and Cherie Williams of Hampstead, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Currier and Matthew Williams.  Jennifer graduated from Newfound Regional High School in 2006 and Eastern University in St. Davids, PA in 2009 with a BS in accounting and finance. She is currently employed at Bigelow & Ashton, PA in Wolfboro, NH. Matthew graduated from high school in 2005... Read more

Calendar of Events

7-20-14 Calendar

Jewish Food Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Temple B'nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia; offering an array of traditional Jewish foods. For more information visit www.tbinh.org  Montblanc chamber group performs, 3 p.m., Woodside Building at Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. Free. Interlakes Summer Theater production of "Miss Saigon," 5 p.m., Inter-Lakes High School Community Auditorium. Contact 1-888-245-6374 or visit www.interlakestheatre.com Franklin Footlight Theater presents "Footlight Flashback" a musical celebration of their past 20 seasons, 2 p.m., Franklin Opera House,... Read more

Announcements

Miss Lakes Region and Miss LR Teen will be crowned Saturday …

GILFORD — A field of 15 talented and intelligent young women and teens will be seeking the titles of Miss Lakes Region 2015 and Miss Lakes Region's Outstanding Teen 2015 in a very exciting evening of competition on Saturday, August 2 at 6 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center in Gilford. Miss Lakes Region, Kendall Wipff, and Miss Lakes Region's Outstanding Teen, Victoria Whalen will crown their successors. Audra Paquette Burns, Miss New Hampshire 2005 and... 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

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

Marguerite Martell, 80

FRANKLIN — Marguerite "Peggy" Martell, 80, of Franklin, died peacefully at Concord Hospital on July 29, 2014. Peggy was born in Wolfeboro on June 15, 1934, the daughter of Albert and Pearl (Ricker) Verrill. She was raised in Tilton and graduated from Tilton-Northfield High School in 1953. She formerly resided in Salisbury before moving to Franklin several years ago. Several years ago, Peggy was employed at the former New Hampshire Highway Hotel in Concord. She was last... Read more

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