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Sachems drop opener when 2-point conversion attempt fails in last minute

LEBANON — Following what could have been a tying touchdown with 22 seconds remaining, Laconia last night elected to try for a 2-point conversion and the win but came up short and dropped its football season opener here last night by a score of 22-21. Kyle Chiasson piled up 193 yards on 38 carries to lead the Sachems offense.

The Sachems went 3-6 last season, missing the playoffs. One of their three wins came against Lebanon, 20-17.

Laconia's offense is returning quarterback Matt Swormstedt and running back Chiasson. Both players were key contributors last season. Linebackers Cody Yale and Keith Schultz will be the anchors of the defensive side.

The Sachems have a bye in week two and will return to action on September 19th when they host Manchester West, new to NHIAA Division II, at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium.

Lebanon will head to Plymouth next Saturday to face the defending Division II champion Bobcats in their season opener.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 01:35

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Correction: No school board election in Ward 2 this year

During to an editing error, the article published in Wednesday's Daily Sun about Beth Arsenault resigning from the Laconia School Board incorrectly stated that she had filed for re-election to the Ward 2 seat and there would be an election for the seat this year. Rep. Arsenault did file for re-election to her N.H. House seat and her name will appear on the state ballot given to voters in Laconia and Belmont next Tuesday (Sept. 9), Primary Election day and, presumably, again in November. However, there is no school board election in Ward 2 this year — only in Wards 4 and 5 — and no city election ballot will be given to Ward 2 voters on Tuesday. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 01:10

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Plymouth man charged with Bristol armed robbery

BRISTOL — A Plymouth man was charged with armed robbery after he allegedly forced his way into a home on Timber Lane early Wednesday morning and pointed a loaded firearm at a woman who was sleeping.

Police said David Rothman stole $60 from the victim and the two are known to each other.

Rothman appeared in the 2nd Circuit Court, Plymouth Division yesterday and was ordered held on $20,000 cash or corporate surety.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 01:04

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City Clerk clarifies Tuesday ballot situation; no race for police commissioner & only school votes are in Wards 4 & 5

LACONIA — City Clerk Mary Reynolds clarified yesterday that there is no race this year for the Police Commission and that only voters in Wards 4 and 5 will be getting city ballots at Tuesday's primary election for the purpose of electing a School Board member from each. She was responding to a letter to the editor in Thursday's Daily Sun encouraging voters to write in the name, any name, for Police Commission.

Reynolds said voters in the other four wards will only be getting state ballots on Tuesday.

She also noted that the recent resignation of Ward 2 School Board member Beth Arsenault must be handled by the School Board through the process explained at the School Board meeting last Tuesday because her term doesn't expire until 2015.

Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest to the SAU at 39 Harvard Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246 before October 20. The School Board will interview and decide which candidate will serve until the the next election slated for Ward 2 School Board representative in 2015.

Reynolds said that voter in Tuesday's primary who are getting state ballots only cannot write in any recommendations for a city or School Board office because the electronic readers will reject any ballot that has writing in places where it doesn't belong.

As for the Police Commission, commissioners are elected in odd years. In 2013 Commissioner Armand Maheux ran unopposed for a four-year term as commissioner. In 2015, there will be two openings for Police Commission and it is way too early to know if incumbents Doug Whittum and Warren Clement will seek reelection.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 01:01

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