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Judge puts twist on Miranda rights in drug search

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Although a woman stands charged with possession of illicit drugs after a search of her person found a plastic bag containing several pills, Justice James D. O'Neill III of Belknap County Superior has ruled that an incriminating statement she made during the search cannot be introduced into evidence at trial. Selina Arnes was arrested by a Belknap County Deputy Sheriff and a United States Marshall on an outstanding Governor's... Read more

Letters

Using Gilmanton as dump for sludge is a disaster in the maki…

To The Daily Sun, Biosolids/sludge are safe. At least that is what our government would say. Here is a list of few products they told us were safe: DDT, MBTE, BPA, PFOA. Biosolids/sludge may contain arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, zinc, synthetic chemicals, radioactive materials, and anything that could go down the drain. Land-spreading of sludge means these materials are either absorbed by the crop or remain in the soil. What about run-off from stockpiling?... Read more

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Announcements

Nationally-touring theater troupe stopping in Laconia on Aug…

Nationally-touring theater troupe stopping in Laconia on Aug. 3

LACONIA — The Laconia Library will celebrate its summer reading program by hosting the national touring theatrical troupe Act!vated Story Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. with a performance of Tales Afoot. The two stories included in the program, Racing the Troll and The Gingerbread Man, have been specially chosen for the library's summer reading theme, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read." The 45-minute program is free and suitable for all ages. Act!vated Story... Read more

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Obituaries

M. Shirley (Nelson) McKallagat, 93

M. Shirley (Nelson) McKallagat, 93

LAWRENCE, Mass. — M. Shirley (Nelson) McKallagat, 93, of Andover, Massachusetts, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Mary Immaculate Restorative Center, Lawrence. She was born Lowell, Massachusetts, on July 15, 1923, the eldest of five children to William P. and Mary (Conley) Nelson. She was a graduate of Lowell High School and attended Lowell Commercial College. Shirley was a long time communicant of St. Augustine's, Andover, Massachusetts, and wife of the late Richard F... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-29-16 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Book Bonanza, 1 to 3 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Children's Chess with Mike: For All Levels at Laconia Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilman Library in Alton: Mahjongg Group, 9 a.m.; Story time with Miss Lily, 9:15 a.m. Pokemon Movie at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 3:30 p.m.​ For details call... Read more

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Columns

Froma Harrop — No Bernie revolution without Bernie

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they've already moved their support to Hillary Clinton. But when a tiny number — some with duct tape on their mouths saying "silenced" — marched out of the hall and straight into the media tent, the "journalists" pounded prose on "sharp divisions" in the party. The unhappy few had already booed at Sanders... Read more

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