correction

In the weekend edition of The Laconia Daily Sun, a photo of Bryan Parys reading part of his book "Wake Sleeper" had the author's name spelled incorrectly.

Woman hurt in Moultonborough crash Friday

MOULTONBOROUGH — A woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on New Year's Day.

Moultonborough police and fire personnel and Stewart's Ambulance were called to the scene of a car that had crashed into a tree by Red Hill Storage at 550 Whittier Highway at about noon. The female driver sustained serious injuries and was going to be airlifted from the Moultonborough Airport by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopter, but the helicopter had to be canceled due to poor weather conditions, according to Moultonborough police. She was then taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

In a press release, police report that the car failed to negotiate a curve when it went off the southerly side of the roadway and collided with a tree. The 2005 Hyundai Elantra  went over the embankment, sustaining extensive damage. 

The woman's name was not released by police, pending notification to the family.  The crash is under investigation.

Gilford Elementary School may get $2M in facility renovations

GILFORD — Whether and how to spend more than $2 million to improve Gilford Elementary School’s facilities is up for discussion.
The School Board has approved taking a request for a $2,242,646 bond issue which will be used for mechanical, electrical and HVAC upgrades to the Gilford Elementary School to a public hearing next week.
The decision came following a discussion Monday night over the timing of the bond issue and whether or not the work could be done in phases.
Keith McBey on Bonnette, Page and Stone, the Laconia firm which has been hired by the board to serve as construction manager for the project, said that doing the work in phases over a five-year period was possible but that would entail as much as $523,307 in extra costs.
School Board member Chris McDonough said that he wasn’t convinced that the school district needs to spend $2.2 million at this time and urged deferring the project until middle school-high school bond issue was retired in six years, which would free up $800,000 a year to pay for school projects.
School Board Chairman Karen Thurston said that she was concerned about turning down the project at this time without any public input and said that a public hearing would provide the board with an idea of how it should proceed.
Board members were reminded that they will still have to vote again on whether or not to support the bond issue after the public hearing, which will be held by the budget committee on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m. at Gilford High School.
Voting to take the bond to the public hearing were Thurston, Jack Landow, Rae-Mello Andrews and Sue Allen with McDonough opposed.
The board also voted to recommend a 15-year bond, which would see payments of $213,303 a year to start with, compared starting with $281,930 payments on a 10-year-bond.