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In court, 14-year-old faces man who repeatedly raped her over 9 year period

LACONIA — A former Meredith man pleaded guilty in the Belknap County Superior Court yesterday to five counts of rape and will spend at least the next 13 years in the N.H. State Prison. Mark Thurber, 43, received five consecutive sentences. One for 10 to 20 years — all of which is to be served, one for 4 to 10 years — one year of which will be suspended pending good behavior, and three suspended sentences of 10-to-20 years each. All of the suspended portions of his sentence can be brought forward within 40 years of his release. Thurber raped one of... Read more


County employees don’t know what kind of Christmas they’ll h…

To The Daily Sun, It's taken me a couple of days to digest what happened at the Belknap County Convention Executive Committee meeting Monday night, and, after doing so I am left with two very vexing questions. 1. The commissioners may not transfer more than $300 from any line in the budget, to any other line in the budget, without Executive Committee approval, and the amount of money needed to fund the county employees' health insurance benefits... Read more


James Pindell - Why it's better for Ayotte if Brown loses

Here is something that every smart New Hampshire Republican knows, but isn't saying: Kelly Ayotte doesn't really want Scott Brown to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen this fall. Ayotte may like Brown. Ayotte may have officiated his daughter's wedding this summer. But if running for major office in a swing state like New Hampshire is really a matter of survival and preserving options then in no way is it in the best political interest for... Read more


Football round-up: Laconia, Gilford, Winnisquam & Inter-…

Laconia fell to DII North Conference leader Kennett 30-20 on Friday night. The Sachems had a 20-16 lead with just over three minutes remaining before Kennett scored a pair of touchdowns a minute apart to slip by the Sachems and remain perfect on the season. The Sachems, down by 16-7 at the half, out played the Eagles on both sides of the ball for 21 minutes in the second half before the break down. Quarterback Matt... Read more


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

10-28-14 Calendar

Movie Night: The Cider House Rules, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Gilford Public Library. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Speare Wound Care center hosts an open house to highlight Diabetes Awareness, 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more information call 481-8780. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.Line Dancing at the Laconia Senior Center... Read more


Jeanie Forrester hosting apple crisp social in Campton today

CAMPTON — Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will host a meet and greet in Campton at the Pemi Valley Chamber and Visitor's Center, Exit 28, 12 Vintinner Road today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. "As the state senator for District 2 I believe it is extremely important to listen and be accessible to constituents. NH House Candidate Eric Johnson from Campton will be joining me at this event to talk with voters as well. This event is just one... 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


Dorothy Parker, 84

GILFORD — Dorothy (Gierman) Parker, 84, of 2393 Lakeshore Road, died at the Goldenview Health Care Center, Meredith on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Mrs. Parker was born October 3, 1930 in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the late Paul E. and Jenny (Hamilton) Gierman. She was a 1948 graduate of Lynn Classical High School in Lynn, Mass. Mrs. Parker was a registered nurse, graduating from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She worked as... Read more

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