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EEE virus found in Sanbornton horse

SANBORNTON — A horse in an unspecified Sanbornton location has been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, said Health Officer Bill Tobin yesterday morning. The town was notified of the diagnosis on Thursday evening. The mosquito-born virus has become increasingly prevalent in New England over the last 10 years. This is the first instance that EEE has been observed in Sanbornton. The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services said on Friday that since September there have been 18 mosquito batches, three animals, and three humans within the state that tested positive for EEE, including the horse diagnosed on Thursday. Two of... Read more

Letters

Time to stop madness known as Obama's 'Changing America'

To The Daily Sun, Politico.com: "According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday, 40 percent of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, the lowest score the poll has recorded since he took office. His rating is down one point from September."Among independent voters, Obama's approval rating stands at 33 percent." Now that is good news. My hope is that Americans will rid us of those Democrats who are elected, or those looking to be elected,... Read more

Columns

Sanborn — Some residential homes under $200,000

There were 96 homes sold in September 2014 in the twelve communities covered by this Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report. The average selling price came in at $316,720 and the median price point was $204,750. Last September there were 104 sales at an average of $406,327 with a median price point of $201,000. For the first nine months of 2014 there have been 726 residential home sales at an average of $315,976 compared to 782... Read more

Sports

Round-up: teams scramble for playoffs as regular season draw…

Laconia High School girls' soccer team (4-8-1) got past Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday. The Sachems are in the 14th seed with three road games remaining. Today they head to Inter-Lakes before heading to White Mountains on Tuesday and Belmont next Friday. In other girls' soccer news, the Belmont Red Raiders (11-3) are riding a six game winning streak and are holding on to the fourth seed in the NHIAA DIII standings headed into the final week... 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

10-14-14 Calendar

Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m.The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Line Dancing at the Laconia Senior Center led by George Maloof from 1-2 p.m. For more information call 536-1179 or email maloof@plymouth.edu. Plymouth Area Chess Club. 6-8 p.m. at Pease Public Library. For more information call 536-1179 or... Read more

Announcements

MetroCast Foundation Golf Tournament Raises over $30K in sup…

BELMONT — The annual MetroCast Foundation Golf Tournament held at Lochmere Country Club on September 15 raised more than $30,000 in support of youth-serving organizations in the region. With a score of 62, Roger Page, Christine Jesseman, Bryan Stewart, and Ryan McKenna took this year's top prize.The annual event, now in its 16th year, began as an effort to honor the memory of Robbie Mills, a 14 year-old Laconia boy who was killed in 1997... 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

George A. Waring, Jr., 71

SUN CITY, Fla. — George Anthony Waring, Jr., lost his battle with cancer Wednesday October 15, 2014, while at the Sun City Life PathHouse wherehe was surrounded by family and friends. George was born August 7, 1942, in Queens, N.Y., and then raised in Bethpage, N.Y. After serving his country in the Air Force he settled in New Hampshire with his wife Linda, living both in Goffstown and the Lake Winnisquam area they raised their two sons George III... Read more

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