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Weapons & heroin charges filed against New Hampton man

NEW HAMPTON — A man who lives on Rte. 132 faces two counts of being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon and one count of heroin possession after a visit from his parole officer on Friday afternoon. An affidavit submitted by New Hampton Police to the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division says police were called to Thomas Drake's home by his parole officer who was checking up on him and found he had concealed a knife around his ankle. Police said when Drake's pant leg was raised, they found a 4-inch bladed knife in a sheath with the handle was... Read more

Letters

To deny our fellow Americans health insurance is just immora…

To The Daily Sun, The most cherished of all we hold dear is our health. Good health allows us to enjoy life, work, love others, and see the splendors around us created by God. Not knowing when one would get sick or injured, insurance companies were formed to handle this uncertainty. Unions saw the benefits of health care and started including it in their benefits package when collectively bargaining for a larger share of the company's profits.... Read more

Columns

Bob Meade - My way or the highway . . .

Many years ago, Walt Kelly, creator of the comic strip Pogo, coined the phrase, "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Those words have been true more times than we can count. And, as we start the engines in preparation for the next presidential election, they may be on the verge of coming true again. A day or so ago, the news reported that media personality Glen Beck announced he is no longer going... Read more

Sports

Local teen, ranked 2nd in N.H. for slopestyle, to compete in…

Local teen Kaleb Shumway will be heading to Copper Mountain in Colorado this month to compete in the National Championships sponsored by the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA). Kaleb rank 2nd in New Hampshire Series for the 12-13 year-old snowboard slopestyle division and 55th out of over 280 competitors for the national rankings. This is Kaleb's first year working on his talents of freestyle snowboarding, with the help of Gunstock Freestyle Academy's coaches... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Crisanti-Carroll

Laura Crisanti and Joshua Carroll Mr. Cris Crisanti of Geneva, N.Y., announces the engagement of his daughter, Laura Catherine Crisanti, to Joshua Joseph Carroll, son of Judge James and Janet Carroll of Laconia, N.H.The future bride graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a bachelor of science and education degree and the State University of New York at Geneseo with a master of arts degree in speech language pathology. She is a speech language pathologist with Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services.The... Read more

Calendar of Events

3-30-15 Calendar

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Barbershop chorus meets... Read more

Announcements

Interact Club forms at Inter-Lakes High School

MEREDITH — The Inauguration Ceremony was held at the Meredith Community Center on March 27, 2015 to recognize the official start of the 27 member Inter-Lakes High School Intact Club. The club members held their first service activity prior to their inauguration where they collected more than 400 canned goods to give to the Meredith Food Bank. Pizza was donated for the event by Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Louie's Famous Pizza, Meredith Mobile Station, and Pat's... 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

Bank of New Hampshire offers tips to frustrate the fraudster…

LACONIA — The weeks leading up to the April 15th tax deadline are often vulnerable ones for consumers as W-2s and tax returns containing their personal information circulate over the internet and through the mail. According to a Javelin Strategy and Research study, 12.7 million Americans were victims of identity fraud in 2014. Though down from 2013, it remains the Federal Trade Commission's number-one consumer complaint. "Identity thieves look for every opportunity to steal your information, especially... Read more

Obituaries

Eugene Gawron, 72

BELMONT – Eugene "Gene" Gawron, 72, of Belmont, died Sunday, March 26, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital. He was born on September 26, 1942 in Springfield, Mass., the son of the late Walter and Bertha (Jagadowski) Gawron. He served in the US Air Force. Gene was a lifelong lover of music who played the organ and the accordion. He played as a studio musician and also played in his band "Surprise Package". He worked not... Read more

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