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Grants available to fund septic system evaluations

MEREDITH — The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (LWWA ) is accepting applications for grants to defray a portion of the cost of evaluating, repairing or replacing septic systems from property owners on Lake Winona and Lake Waukewan. The grants, funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES), are intended to assist property owners to comply with the septic system ordinance adopted by the town in 2012. The ordinance requires the owners of undocumented septic systems, designated as high risks of failure, to commission a certified or licensed septic system evaluator to conduct... Read more

Letters

Talented people should spend their time trying to clear dark…

To The Daily Sun, Marty Valengavich's Daily Sun letter of Sept. 10 triggered a phenomena of mine as to why certain intellectually-gifted people spend such precious time on triviality. Awhile back, Mitt Romney publicly made known he would not make another run for the presidency. Valengavich thinks otherwise and wrote to The Daily Sun predicting he would. His letter conveyed that elemental "I told you so" card, which he appears anxious to raise soon for all to... Read more

Columns

James Pindell - After poor primary turnout, it's time to mov…

I saw a children's map of the United States recently that I am afraid might not that accurate. Along with the names and borders of states there we also icons representing that particular state's accepted brand. For Georgia there were peaches. For Indiana, a race car. For New Hampshire, there was a ballot box. It should be a point of pride for Granite Staters that our state is known as an icon for American politics. With... Read more

Sports

Gilford's Medeiros continues to stand out as Norwich Univers…

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Sophomore Wesley Medeiros (Gilford, N.H.) was named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Special Teams Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 14 on Monday morning. Medeiros was superb all afternoon for Norwich in its kicking game as he helped the Cadets to a big 10-7 non-conference win over St. Lawrence on Saturday. Medeiros went 1-for-1 on his field goal attempts, added an extra point for a four-point day and punted seven... 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

9-17-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Tea Party meting, 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. For more information email halpeg76@metrocast.net.  'Tip a Cop' event at Applebee's restaurant in Tilton, 5-8 p.m. Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers will act as "Celebrity Servers" and all tips they receive will directly benefit the Special Olympics New Hampshire.  Constitution Day observance, noon, Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, in the Academic Commons (main entrance of new Science Building); celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of... Read more

Announcements

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center named a 'Family Favorite'

HOLDERNESS —  Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has been selected by the readers of Parenting New Hampshire magazine as a "Family Favorite" award recipient for Favorite Environmental and Educational Center. Parenting New Hampshire magazine is the state's premier parenting magazine and a resource for families who live in or visit New Hampshire throughout the year. The Family Favorite awards, now in its fourth year, is an awards program that recognizes family-friendly businesses, services, and places... 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

Jane W. Thibault, 67

LACONIA — Jane W. Thibault, 67, of 20 Summer Street, died at her home on Friday, September 12, 2014.Mrs. Thibault was born April 4, 1947 in Laconia, the daughter of Earl and Irene (Dionne) Wilson. She was a lifetime resident of the Lakes Region.Survivors include her daughter, Melanie A. Thibault, and a granddaughter, Isabella Grace Thibault, both of Laconia and her mother, Irene Wilson, of Laconia. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald A. Thibault,... Read more

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