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Inmates move into new jail

Belknap County Corrections Center opens after delays in staffing, telephone system By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — The first 24 inmates moved into the new 18,000-square-foot, 72-bed Belknap County Corrections Center Tuesday afternoon and more will follow in the weeks ahead.Belknap County Corrections Superintendent Keith Gray said that 14 men and 10 women, all of whom are minimum security inmates, are now housed in the facility.He said that the transfer of inmates to the new... Read more



Most of you writers on the left have absolutely 20 sense of …

To the editor, Alan Vervaeke claims to be an "activist" for positive social change or something along those lines. And thank goodness we have him among us, keeping a critical eye on letter writers. I don't know if the man believes he is qualified to render judgment on what others write in The Daily Sun. He sure talks like he is a "legend in his own mind." And, my goodness, doesn't he sound like one of... Read more

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Lakes Region TEA Party meets in Moultonborough tonight

The Lakes Region TEA Party will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 20, at the Moultonborough Library. Our speakers will include Representative Glenn Cordelli, Jim Thompson and main speaker Matt Mayberry.Matt Mayberry is an Air Force veteran who is an active volunteer helping Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families, The Salvation Army, and other charities. He will be speaking about the issues confronting active duty soldiers and Veterans’ and how people can help... Read more

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Janice Donahue, 77

Janice Donahue, 77

LACONIA — Janice Donahue, 77, of Laconia, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, after a battle with ALS. She now rests in the arms of her Heavenly Father. Janice was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, on Nov. 16, 1939, the daughter of Daniel and Helen (Butterworth) Downey. She graduated from Tenney High School in Methuen, and worked at Raytheon Corp. in Andover, Massachusetts. After high school, she met and married the... Read more

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Calendar of Events

9-22-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Gilford Public Library: Preschool Story Time, Sign-Up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Must be library cardholder); Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Tot Time, Meredith Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Story Time, Sanbornton Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details... Read more

20-09-2017 Hits:45 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Pat Buchanan - Who truly imperils our free society

"The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true." Hilaire Belloc's depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed. A week ago, the statue of missionary and Catholic Saint Fr. Junipero Serra was... Read more

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