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Tilton man charged with driving 109 mph

TILTON – A Tilton man was charged with one count of reckless operation for allegedly driving 109 mph in a 70 mph zone in Canterbury on Interstate 93 southbound.Police said Joshua Lessard, 22, was weaving the 1994 Honda Prelude he was driving, passing vehicles on the left and on the right as he was clocked from a New Hampshire State Police aircraft.Lessard was stopped by a state trooper and charged. He is scheduled to appear... Read more

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I apologize for the hardship this tax rate in causing Gilman…

To The Daily Sun, Dear Gilmanton taxpayers: In public input at the Gilmanton Board of Selectmen's Meeting on November 16, a few taxpayers voiced their unhappiness. There were questions and concerns but at no time did anyone ask for a board member to step down. Reference Tuesday's Laconia Daily Sun.The 2015 tax rate is based on the operating budget, warrant articles voted in, revenue and the Board of Selectman applying funds from the non-designated fund balance.Revenue is... Read more

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Unitarian Universalist Christmas Pageant needs participants

LACONIA — Calling all shepherds, animals and angels! The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia Christmas Pageant is about to begin. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia will host a Christmas Pageant as part of its 5 p.m. Christmas Eve family service. The pageant is a wonderful way to include your young children in a Christmas Eve service. Last year was the start of this annual tradition for the UUSL, and it was an absolute hit with both... Read more

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Jared M. Grenier

Jared M. Grenier

  Jared M. Grenier SANBORNTON — Jared M. Grenier was a good man with a huge heart, a kind soul, and a generous, loving spirit. He would help anyone that asked. He endured many heartaches in his young life but still saw the best in all. He was his mother's protector and heart, and his brother, Zachary, was his guardian angel. He read The Sun every morning and listened to "Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show" without fail... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-26-15 Calendar

Gilford Youth Center Turkey Trot 5K Race and Family Walk, 9 a.m. (walk starts at 8:45); starting at Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Pre-register online at, or register the morning of the race. Proceeds from the event help support the Gilford Youth Center.  Hazel Duke traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner, noon (appetizers being served starting at 11:30 a.m.), Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia. Soda Shoppe's annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, seatings at 11... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Lakes Region Profiles — Meredith, the Fine Arts Museum of th…

By MARY O'NEILL Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   Recently, I had visitors from Boston, family friends who had come up for the day to walk and talk for a couple of hours. The destination Pat and Virginia chose was Meredith. As we meandered about the buildings, public docks, and streets, I would have expected comments like "charming" or "lovely." Instead, Pat's reaction took me by surprise. "I came all the way from Boston to come to... Read more

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