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Kennett rallies with 2 late TDs to beat Sachems

NORTH CONWAY — Kennett scored two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes Friday night to earn a key 30-20 win over the Laconia Sachems. The Eagles kept their season record perfect and stand alone atop the NHIAA Division II - North Conference standings at 7-0/ Laconia drops to 4-3. Kennett led 16-7 at half-time but the visitors scored twice in the third period to take the lead. Quarterback Matt Swormstedt ran 12 yards for one of the Laconia scores. The Sachems finish the regular season schedule at home next Friday night against Kearsarge. The seniors will be honored at Bank of New... Read more

Letters

Planning for preservation needs to start before there is a t…

To The Daily Sun, It is indeed a sad sight to see the Hathaway House on Union Avenue in Laconia in the process of being demolished. However, the time for public outcry is not when the demolition crew arrives, and in reality, the time has long passed. Cookie cutter stores may be offensive, but those represent the trend in modern architecture and are what gain approval from local municipalities. My family and I will not be boycotting... Read more

Columns

James Pindell - lt's not looking like a 'wave' election yea…

The last two midterm elections in New Hampshire broke records for the state's political parties. In 2006, Democrats had their most successful election since the 1870s. In the 2010 elections, Republicans had their biggest gains ever and that is saying something given the state's Republican history. But in 2014, while the election environment is favorable to Republicans, political strategists in both parties seem to agree that it won't be a huge wave year in New Hampshire... Read more

Sports

Round-up: playoffs begin for many local teams

The fall sports postseason tournaments began yesterday, beginning with the field hockey bracket. The first round matchups ended after the deadline for this article. Winnisquam (9-5) secured the seventh seed in the tournament with a win against White Mountains last Friday to end the regular season. The Bears will host the 15th seed Kearsarge today. Laconia (7-7) is the heading into the playoffs on a three game win-streak capped off by beating John Stark 4-0 in the... Read more

Weddings

Anniversary - Poole

Don and Nancy Poole celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 5, 2014. They were married on September 5, 1964 in Westminster, Massachusetts. They have two children; Jennifer Flanders and Nathan Poole, both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Don and Nancy reside in Gilford, New Hampshire Read more

Calendar of Events

10-26-14 Calendar

"Spirit of the Maker" demonstration with felt hat maker Carrie Cahill-Mulligan, 1-5 p.m. at the League of NH Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. For more information call 279-7920. Meet the Candidates forum for all Sandwich voters, 3 p.m. at the Methodist Meetinghouse in Main Street in Center Sandwich. Second Annual Kids HalloweenFest including entertainment by Zombie Pirates, a storytelling session featuring Granny Grues Grimson Tales, food, games, and more; 1-4 p.m. at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton.... Read more

Announcements

Enterprise Center offers market research seminar

PLYMOUTH – Do you know who your ideal customers are? Do you know where to find more of them? That's where research come into play. Join Marketing Maven and Plymouth State University Professor, Terri Dautcher, on Tuesday, November 4, from 8:00-10:00 am at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) for the third installment of the Small Business Start Up Series, an in-depth and informative seminar about Marketing Research. The Small Business Start Up Series is an 8-part... Read more

Births

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

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

Faith B. Devine, 91

GILFORD — Faith B. Devine, 91, went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2014. Faith was born October 16, 1923 to Winifred (Nichols) Pryor and Thomas Pryor in Ashland, N.H., where she grew up and graduated from Ashland High School. She attended Providence Bible Institute in Rhode Island, Wheaton College in Illinois, graduating from Barrington College in Rhode Island. After college, she lived in Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts, before settling back in... Read more

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