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Belmont owed $410,000 for ambulance runs

BELMONT — At the request of the Board of Selectmen, Fire Chief David Parenti is preparing a full accounting of the ambulance service in an effort to stem the increase in outstanding unpaid charges, which has risen from $188,041 in April 2011 to $410,240. The proceeds from ambulance services are deposited in a special revenue account for the purchase of equipment for the fire and emergency medical services, any shortfall in revenue will ultimately be shouldered by property taxpayers. Parenti laid a significant share of the responsibility for the outstanding debt at the feet of insurance companies. Parenti explained that the department,... Read more


Please vote to buy used ladder truck for Belmont Fire Depart…

To The Daily Sun, On Saturday Feb. 21, a letter in The Laconia Daily Sun from a Belmont resident asking town voters to vote "No" on four articles the will be on the town warrant and voted on at the March 10 voting day. Those articles are #3, #6, #12 and #26. I am speaking in favor of Article 6, which is to spend $300,000 to purchase a used ladder truck for the Fire Department. Under RSA-31:95,... Read more


E. Scott Cracraft - What did Arius get for Christmas?

In recent letters to The Sun, several writers have carried on an intense and fascinating debate over Jesus and whether or not he was God or even an historical figure at all. I think that Jesus was quite likely an historical character but most of our information comes from Christian writings, including quite a few with very different views about who Jesus was and which were left out of the official canon of the New... Read more


Youth hockey: Fighting Spirit fall in shootout

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit lost Wednesday night 3-2 to the New England Stars in a shootout. A back and forth game saw the Spirit holding a 2-1 lead as the third period started however they were unable to hold on and ultimately lost. Forwards Christian Babineau and Nick Pino scored for the Spirit during regulation and goalie Adam Higdon was solid in net. The Spirit wrap up their regular season with a weekend series against... Read more



Elizabeth Mitropoulos and Robert Bertrand Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitropoulos of Gonic, New Hampshire are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth to Robert Bertrand son of Donna Bertrand of Laconia, New Hampshire and Robert Bertrand of Wingrave, England.   Ms. Mitropoulos is a 2011 graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  Mr. Bertrand is a 2008 graduate of Plymouth State University with a bachelor’s degree in geography.   A... Read more

Calendar of Events

2-27-15 Calendar

Events at Sanbornton Public Library, storytime, 10:30 a.m., followed by craft project. Family movie, 1-3 p.m.  Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through... Read more


Part of proceeds from sales of restaurant’s bread pudding to…

LACONIA — The Second Annual Bread Pudding for Paws will take place the entire month of March at Tavern 27 Tapas and Piano Bar. Throughout the month of March, Tavern 27 will donate $1 to the New Hampshire Humane Society for every bowl of their homemade Cinnamon Sourdough Bread Pudding that is sold. "The idea came about last year as I was speaking with a couple of our guests that are very active with the New Hampshire... Read more


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


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


Neil R. Noyes Sr., 83

Neil R. Noyes Sr., 83 BELMONT — Neil Raymond Noyes Sr., 83, of Jamestown Road, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Neil was born in Laconia on July 20, 1931, the son of Hilton H. and Evelyn (Hill) Noyes. He grew up in Winnisquam and moved to Belmont 60 years ago. Neil was a descendant of John Leavitt and Elisha Smith, two of the petitioners for grants of land for Meredith, now Laconia. Neil was a veteran of the... Read more

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