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Epidemic: Treatment is key to addressing substance abuse, officials tell Sen. Shaheen

LACONIA — "I'm really here to listen," United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen told more than two dozen law enforcement officers and substance abuse practitioners who crowded into the community room of the Laconia Police Station yesterday for a roundtable to address the scourge of opiate abuse that the senator called "an epidemic." Last year at least 300 men and women in New Hampshire died from overdoses of opiates — 10 of them in Laconia. Perhaps even more telling, Narcan, the medication used to counter the effects of opiates, was administered to 3,275 people who overdosed. Despite the presence of law enforcement, the... Read more


Unfortunately for us, the nanny-stater are just getting star…

To The Daily Sun, In Scientific American's edition on Staying Young it reports that cholesterol, one-quarter of which is contained in the brain, plays a crucial role in the formation of neural connections which are vital for memory. The article reports that statin drugs such as Lipitor and Crestor can affect memory. Just in case you may have forgotten or back when you were younger and never remembered at all, every cell in the body needs... Read more


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


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



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


Golden View egg hunt to be held on April 4

MEREDITH— Golden View Health Care Center’s will be holding its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Every year community members enjoy this family event. Prizes are available for all children. All children ages one to ten are welcome to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring their own Easter basket. For more information or to RSVP, please call (603) 279-8111. 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


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


Gerald J. Zinfon, 78

CAMPTON — Gerald James Zinfon, 78, of Beech Hill Road, died on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H.Gerald was born on February 27, 1937 in Boston, Mass. the son of Charles and Mary (Mahoney) Zinfon.Gerald received his A.B. from Suffolk University in 1963, an M.A. from Northeastern University in 1969, and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1982. He taught English at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H. for thirty years, retiring... Read more

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