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Gilford police station construction bids come in a little over budget

GILFORD — Three construction companies submitted bids for the renovation and expansion of the Gilford Police Station yesterday but all of them were greater than the $1.213 million approved by the voters at the 2014 annual town meeting. Gary Chocoine Construction of Weare submitted a proposal for $1,365,048, plus an estimate of $78,000 for some possible ledge work and $175,000 for some trench work. Meridian Construction of Gilford proposed a bid of $1,659,700 and said it if awarded the contract it would negotiate any ledge and trench work while Turnstone Construction submitted a proposal of $1,476,700, with a total estimate of $105,000... Read more

Letters

Apparently Mr. Meade thinks history started with Pres. Obama

To The Daily Sun, I am writing to respond to a column written by Mr. Meade on Nov.18. The title of his column "By the Company He Keeps" got me to thinking that he would go back in time as he did in one instance to remind us of times past. I was hoping to read his version of Iraq-Iran war, of how Mr. Reagan, Rumsfeld and others supplied Saddam Hussein with money, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, etc.... Read more

Columns

James Pindell - Who is Bill O'Brien in 2014?

The moment New Hampshire House Republicans picked Bill O'Brien to be the next House speaker there were a number of questions being asked in Concord as to what it all means to governing, what it means to Kelly Ayotte's re-election campaign and what it means to the state's political landscape in general. But all those questions could be answered by a more basic one that we will know in the next few weeks: who is O'Brien... Read more

Sports

Junior hockey: Fighting Spirit heads into Thanksgiving on a …

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit knew they had a task at hand before they would enjoy a small break in the season. The task: win three games against the last place East Coast Minutemen and head into break feeling good about their efforts thus far. Mission accomplished, the Fighting Spirit were able to wrap up their three game set with the East Coast Minutemen in impressive fashion as they once again dominated their way to... Read more

Weddings

Wedding: Beane-Ryan

Ms. Sara Beane of Gilford, N.H. proudly and happily announces the marriage of her daughter Heather Lee Beane to Kevin Edward Ryan son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ryan of West Bridgewater, MA. on  May 31st, 2014.  The couple were married at the top of a mountain, overlooking Purity Lake, on a gorgeous, sunny day at Purity Springs Resort in East Madison, N.H.  Heather, a Nurse Practitioner, is a 1998 graduate of Gilford High School,... Read more

Calendar of Events

11-24-14 Calendar

All New England Band Festival held at Plymouth State University, 7 p.m. at Hanaway Theater located in the Silver Center for the Arts. Tickets are $8 for adults and youth and $6 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the Silver Center Box Office or by calling 779-3869. Senior Moment-um group program featuring the game Apples to Apples, noon in the Community Church Fellowship Hall in Gilford. RSVP requested by calling 527-4722. Attendees are asked to... Read more

Announcements

Urgent care medical facility to open at Belknap Mall

BELMONT — ClearChoiceMD continues its expansion in New Hampshire when its open its third Urgent Care center in New Hampshire at its new state of the art facility at 96 Daniel Webster Highway in Belmont on Monday, December 1. The Belmont location, near the Belknap Mall, is the third of four locations ClearChoiceMD is introducing to New Hampshire. The Portsmouth facility opened in October and the Lebanon center opened in November. The other location, in Keene,... 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

Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, 78

GILFORD — Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, 78, of Gilford, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. on Friday, November 21, 2014.There will be no calling hours.A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.A full obituary will be available at a later date.Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements.... Read more

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