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Noisy weddings? Sanbornton woman asks court to force neighbors to keep it down

SANBORNTON — A Knox Mountain Road woman has petitioned Belknap County Superior Court to stop a gathering-venue rental business located near her home from operating, saying it is a "private nuisance". Laurie Graham owns a home at 170 Knox Mountain Road which is nearby to a "venue rental" business located at 195 Knox Mountain Road known as "Longlook Farm." Graham contends that because of the weekend rental of the Longlook Farm for gatherings like weddings, she has lost the "quiet enjoyment" of her home. Specifically, she said that she had contacted the Sanbornton Police repeatedly because of "unreasonable noise caused by music played... Read more

Letters

1 percenters are doing great under Obama; what about rest of…

To The Daily Sun, Flash! Professor George Maloof makes an astounding discovery.Hey George, you notice it too; Wall Street and the big corporations are all doing fine under Obama. Must be why they are pumping hundreds of millions into the Democrats' coffers. Too bad the people Democrats say they are "for" aren't doing very well. You know, the elderly, the poor, working single moms or dads, working families and our rapidly shrinking middle class. By the way,... Read more

Columns

Froma Harrop - The Magic Kingdom of 'dynamic scoring'

While most citizens were distracted by the holidays, the enlarged Republican majority in Congress was laying golden pavers for its magical kingdom — a fabulous place where taxes are cut, military spending is not and budgets balance effortlessly. The coat of arms reads, "Tax Cuts Pay for Themselves." And to think the rubble has hardly been cleared from the ruins of the most recent magical kingdom, that ruled by George W. Bush. Not only did the... Read more

Sports

LMS girls earn convincing win in North Conway

The Laconia Middle School girls' basketball team improved to 5-0 with a convincing 42-20 win over Kennett in North Conway last week. The entire squad played tremendous team basketball, with pressure defense and unselfish offensive play throughout the game. Amelia Clairmont led LMS with 20 points. The Lady Sachems are looking to win their Christmas Tourney over the holiday vacation beginning with an opening round game versus Bow on Friday the 26th at 4:30 at... 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, a 2002 graduate of Villanova... Read more

Calendar of Events

12-26-14 Calendar

Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 North Main St., Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Friday Night Meltdown Public Skating, Laconia Ice Arena, 6:45... Read more

Announcements

Latest movie in International Film Series to be screened Jan…

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library offers The Class, Monday, January 5 at 6:10 pm. This is another in the International Film Series shown monthly from September through June at the Laconia Public Library.The Class is a 2008 semi-autobiographical account of a teacher's experience in a Paris middle-school, multicultural classroom. Francois Begaueau first wrote the book about his struggles as a teacher and then played himself as... 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

Paul A. Riess, 77

PLYMOUTH — Paul A. Riess, 77, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning at his home in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Ellen Joy, as well as his son Michael and wife Martha, son Patrick and wife Cindy, daughter Darlene and husband Edwin, son Robert and wife Cathy, and four grandchildren. One of twelve brothers and sisters, Paul was born on September seventeenth, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts... Read more

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