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Gilford board to hold hearing on what to do with $67k health insurance refund

GILFORD — Town Administrator Scott Dunn said yesterday that town is receiving $66,659 in premium refunds for their health and dental insurance from HeathTrust, formerly known as the Local Government Center. The selectmen are holding a public hearing October 8 and have expressed a desire to take $12,543 of the money and reimburse the insured employees and retirees for their fair share of the premiums they have paid for their insurance and deposit the balance of $54,166 in the general fun. The refunds stemmed from excess premiums paid by New Hampshire communities from 2009 to 2011. Dunn said yesterday that the town now... Read more


I have alternative jail plan that would cost about $25 milli…

To The Daily Sun, Right now we have two jail plans on the table. The Ricci Greene Plan and Mr. DeVoy's jail plan. The Ricci Greene plan followed a lengthy public development process that asked what would best serve the correctional needs of Belknap County for the next 30 years. The DeVoy plan is very cheap. I'd like to throw another plan in the hopper — Alternate II. (You can see sketches on my website - Back... Read more


Froma Harrop - Dems should be nicer to the South

MOBILE, Ala. — It's been noticed by just about everyone except what we call the "liberal establishment" that of the eight Senate seats now up for grabs, four are in the South — Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina. H. Brandt (Brandy) Ayers, the publisher of The Anniston Star in Alabama, has certainly noticed the neglect. And boy, is he frustrated. Ayers is both a staunch liberal and Southern to the core. If the Democratic Party... Read more


Football round-up: LHS unleashes aerial attack against Hanov…

The Laconia Sachems offense adapted on Friday night from run first to an aerial attack in a 35-14 victory over Hanover. "We just took what they gave us," explained coach Craig Kozens. "Matt (Swormstedt) stepped up to the challenge." The senior QB had 159 yards passing and three touchdown passes. "I enjoy throwing the ball and had a lot of fun tonight," said Swormstedt. "I will do whatever it takes to win." Sachems corner Cody Greenwood... Read more


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

9-29-14 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


Would Mark Twain Rock a Selfie?

MEREDITH — What would America's beloved storyteller and satirist make of the current obsession with internet and, especially, the ubiquitous 'selfie'? Though we'll never know the answer to that, Twain can get the selfie treatment this week prior to his arrival at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse on October 4th and 5th.The Twain who arrives at the Playhouse will take the form of actor Kurt Sutton who will be performing his show, An Evening with Mark Twain... Read more


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


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


Thomas A. Laflamme, 28

HOLDERNESS — Thomas Andrew Laflamme, 28, formerly of Slagus Drive, Holderness, died September 27, 2014, in Franklin, NH. Born in Laconia, NH on December 9, 1985, he was the son of Paul Anthony and Barbara Ann (Slagus) Laflamme. Thomas grew up in Laconia and graduated from Laconia Elementary and Middle School. He graduated from Plymouth Regional High School, class of 2004. He moved to Holderness in 2000 and has been residing in Franklin for the past few years. Tom... Read more

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