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Circumstances behind Conway teen's disappearance & return home still a mystery

by Daymond Steer Conway Daily Sun CONWAY — As of Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement was still trying to piece together how formerly missing teen Abby Hernandez came home on Sunday night after being missing for nine months.Abby Hernandez, 15, disappeared after leaving Kennett High School on Oct. 9 at the end of the school day. She wrote one letter home at the end of October but had not been heard from since until Sunday when she was reunited with her family.Many anticipated a press conference would be held Tuesday evening but instead the attorney general's office released a statement saying the investigation... Read more

Letters

Commercially-driven countries of the world are driving war

To The Daily Sun, The loss of life with the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine is tragic. But why expect anything better of war? War is chaos. Thomas Mann wrote: "War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace". In other words, war is easier to turn to than peace. Who models war a lot? We, the commercially-driven countries of the civilized world, do. We allow among us war profiteers. The more war,... Read more

Columns

Froma Harrop - Will blabbermouths wake Democrats up?

It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans' ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. But that once predictable waltz into November is threatened by blabbermouths of the right's seeking self-aggrandizement by hurling darts at the sleeping Democratic bear. It's not that they don't know better. It's that their fame and fortune rests not on electing Republicans but on nurturing their brands. Brands don't take summer vacations. Recent... Read more

Sports

Five Muskrats named to NECBL All-Star roster

LACONIA — Laconia will be well represented at the NECBL All-Star Game, to be played July 20 in Holyoke, Mass. The Muskrats will be sending five members of this season's squad. Three of the four position players will be in the starting lineup. Matt Byrne (Iona) will start at second along with Braxton Martinez (St. Louis) at third, and Vinny Zarillo (Rutgers) in leftfield. Outfielder Colton Bottomley (Florida Gulf Coast) and pitcher Jack English (Florida... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Jones-Seager

Kristen Jones and Adam Seager John & Tammy McKenzie, and Tom & Jackie Jones of Laconia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Jones to Adam Seager, son of Delores and Jeffrey Seager of Gilford. Kristen graduated from Laconia High School in 2007 and is currently employed by Verizon Wireless in Laconia. She is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and is a candidate to graduate in May of... 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

Lakes Region Art Association to Hold Its 74th Annual Show

MEREDITH — Two thousand fourteen marks the seventy-fourth year that the Lakes Region Art Association will hold its Annual Art Show and Sale. The event will take place from Thursday, July 24 to Sunday, August 10. This is the second year that the Association has held its show at the VynnArt Gallery, at 30 Main Street, just above Mill Falls in downtown Meredith. This year the show will increase from nine to eighteen days. Show hours... 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

Warren Graduates Yale School of Architecture

Kate Warren Kate M. Warren was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture at commencement exercises held on May 19, 2014. Kate attended Gilford schools and then high school at Phillips Exeter Academy, graduating with honors in 2006. She earned a BA in Economics with minors in Business and Spanish from New York University in 2010. She studied architecture at Columbia University in Paris and New York before entering the graduate... Read more

Obituaries

Thelma J. Brough, 82

LACONIA — Thelma J. Brough, 82, of 75 Clark Ave, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 in her son's home after a brief illness. She was born on November 17, 1931 in Laconia, the daughter of James and Agnes (Seeley) Dionne. Thelma worked for a number of years as a shipping and receiving specialist for ECI of Laconia. She also worked for a few years for K-Mart and also Walmart, finally retiring at age 70. She enjoyed... Read more

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