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Investigators focus on accused abductor's Gorham home

By Barbara Tetreault The Berlin Daily Sun   GORHAM — For a third day, N.H. State Police and FBI investigators continued to comb through the home of Nathaniel Kibby, charged in the kidnapping of Conway teen Abby Hernandez last October.Residents of the Gateway Trailer Park in Gorham, where Kibby has lived since 2009, said law enforcement officials have said they expect to be there all week.Kibby was arrested at his 104 Brookside Drive home just after noon Monday and is being held on $1 million cash bail. The charge is a class B felony carrying a maximum sentence of seven years.Residents of the... Read more

Letters

Many hold a mirror to the world and still see only themselve…

To The Daily Sun, In political circles there is a phenomenon known as the mirror–image fallacy. It is the belief that the whole world is me, and as me, there is a radical denial of the anyone else's ideas. It is a blinding belief in common humanity and the wish for sameness over human differences. The common thought is that if one digs deep enough beneath the surface, we will discover that people everywhere are essentially the... Read more

Columns

Susan Estrich - The American way of death (penalty)

I will readily admit that I have been all over the map when it comes to the death penalty. As a young lawyer and law professor, I was opposed to it. Actually, it was easy to be against it. The evidence that it was being administered arbitrarily and unfairly was so overwhelming that the Supreme Court had effectively placed a moratorium on it. When it came back, in the late '70s, I was there, literally. The first... Read more

Sports

Waukewan Ladies count only holes beginning with 'T' or 'F'

The Waukewan Ladies League's ninth week on the course, July 29, was a beautiful day for golf despite all of the rain in the prior few days. The wetness didn't seem to bother many of the ladies. Eleven ladies shot 50 or under. Jane Flynn, Charlotte Gregory, Linda Lee and Gloria Ferland turned in 50; Rose Hansford, Kathy Sweeney, and Ellen Vail posted a score of 49; Gerry McGillicuddy shot a 48, Betsy Cox shot... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-McCoy-Zejnati

William McCoy III and Ina Zejnati Mr. and Mrs. William John McCoy, II of Belmont, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, William John McCoy, III to Ina Zejnati. William is a 2003 graduate of Plymouth State University. William currently is VP, eCommerce and Development at Colonial Medical in Nashua, NH. Ina Zejnati is a 2006 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and works as Director of Experience Strategy & Design for Makibie in Nashua, NH. Their wedding will... Read more

Calendar of Events

7-20-14 Calendar

Jewish Food Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Temple B'nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia; offering an array of traditional Jewish foods. For more information visit www.tbinh.org  Montblanc chamber group performs, 3 p.m., Woodside Building at Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. Free. Interlakes Summer Theater production of "Miss Saigon," 5 p.m., Inter-Lakes High School Community Auditorium. Contact 1-888-245-6374 or visit www.interlakestheatre.com Franklin Footlight Theater presents "Footlight Flashback" a musical celebration of their past 20 seasons, 2 p.m., Franklin Opera House,... Read more

Announcements

Loon Center Hosting Program on Peregine Falcons

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, July 31st, Chris Martin, NH Audubon Raptor Biologist, will describe successes and failures, review management partnerships, and share what has been learned through banding Peregrine Falcon chicks in New Hampshire. Held at the Loon Center by the Loon Preservation Committee, The Summer Nature Talks are given every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm during the months of July and August. All programs are free admission. Come early and browse The Loon's Feather Gift... Read more

Births

Birth- Mila Eloise Lucille Letourneau

Mila Eloise Lucille LetourneauMila Eloise Lucille Letourneau was born February 12, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are Michael and Mary Beth Letourneau of Belmont, NH. She joins her big brothers Isaiah James, 14, and Liam John Steven, 18 months. The maternal grandparents are Steven and Colleen Tewksbury of Hebron, NH. The paternal grandparents are Jean-Luc and Monique Letourneau of Compton, QC. The great-grandparents are... 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

Marguerite Martell, 80

FRANKLIN — Marguerite "Peggy" Martell, 80, of Franklin, died peacefully at Concord Hospital on July 29, 2014. Peggy was born in Wolfeboro on June 15, 1934, the daughter of Albert and Pearl (Ricker) Verrill. She was raised in Tilton and graduated from Tilton-Northfield High School in 1953. She formerly resided in Salisbury before moving to Franklin several years ago. Several years ago, Peggy was employed at the former New Hampshire Highway Hotel in Concord. She was last... Read more

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