Man struck by boat while swimming suffered non life-threatening injuries

MOULTONBOROUGH — The 67-year-old man who was stuck by a fishing boat Sunday morning while swimming in Lake Winnipesaukee near Long and Dow Islands did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, an officer with the N.H. Marine Patrol has reported.

Sgt. Crystal McLain said yesterday that Edward Owens, 67, of Framingham, Mass., was stuck by a 18-foot fishing boat operated by Richard Dewling, 48, of Acton, Maine.

Owens was accompanied by a kayaker and Dewling told investigating Marine Patrol officers that he saw the kayaker but didn't see Owens.

Owens was taken to shore by Dewling and his passenger and police and the Moultonborough Fire Department were called. Owens was transported by Stewarts Ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia for treatment.

McLain said the incident is still being investigating and police are asking that if anyone saw it or has any information about it, they should call 293-2037.

$506K surplus for Shaker schools

BELMONT – The head of the Shaker Regional School Board said yesterday that $506,747 of surplus from school year 2014-2015 will be applied to the 2015-2016 school budget.

Chair Sean Embree said the money comes from a $169,372 savings in special education, $148,388 savings in salary and benefits, $97,089 savings in purchased services and $91,897 in excess revenues.

Of the $21 million annual budget, approximately $11 million is raised through local taxes. Belmont raises about 75 percent while the balance of 25 percent is raised in Canterbury.

Business Administrator Debbie Thompson said yesterday that 2 ½ percent of the total surplus or $65,000 was added to the retained surplus fund. She said it now totals $353,028.

Thompson said the $506,000 will be reflected in the December tax bill which comes after the N.H. Department of Revenue sets the tax rates in October or November. She estimates that for each $100,000 of evaluation a Belmont taxpayer will realize $31. For each $100,000 in evaluation in Canterbury, each taxpayer will realize about $27.

In other Shaker Regional School news, Thompson said full-day kindergarten is ready to go for this morning's first day of school. She said that as of last Wednesday 95 students were registered for five classes in Belmont and 15 students were registered for one class in Canterbury.

Over the summer, said Thompson, the district rearranged the Title 1 section and computer lab sections of Belmont Elementary School and hired two teachers for the five classes.


Clarification: Guilmett also received scholarship

An article published in the Daily Sun on July 16 about the Laconia Lions Club awarding scholarships to three local students failed to report one of the scholarship recipients.

Garrett Guilmett of Laconia will attend the Wentworth Institute in Boston to study mechanical engineering and aerospace manufacturing.