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Commissioners will huddle with lawmakers before taking next step on jail

LACONIA — The Belknap County commissioners unanimously endorsed a proposed $8.5 million plan for an 18,000-square-foot, 64-bed community corrections center and upgrades to the current Belknap County House of Corrections when they met Wednesday morning at the Belknap County Complex.The endorsement came after a presentation by the county's Jail Planning Committee at which Project Manager Anthony Mento of SMP Architecture said that a recalculation of the estimated costs showed a new cost estimate closer to $8.3 million.County Commissioners, faced with the need for $370,000 to meet the architectural and engineering costs needed to complete the planning process, and aware that... Read more


Many of her fellow Democrats have lost faith in Hillary

To The Daily Sun, After reading a Letter to the Editor by Michael J. Brady of Pelham (headlined) "I have reached my limiton Clinton's e-mail controversy," I have to admit the Republicans are trying to find the extent of all those e-mails. And for good reason. This last Monday (Aug. 31) night, 7,000 more e-mails were released. The State Department says roughly 150 contained classified material, whether it was classified at the time of Clinton's correspondence matters little because she... Read more


Andrew Hosmer - We can't let Concord change into Washington …

With special interests like the Koch brothers pouring millions of dollars into our state to try to prolong the budget gridlock, outside forces seem bent on turning New Hampshire into Washington, D.C. Combine massive outside spending with hyper-partisan attacks on Governor Hassan's fiscally responsible leadership, and it's easy to grow disheartened with the level of discourse in Concord these days. While it may be in the best political interest of some national organizations to keep us at... Read more


Waukewan Ladies count their putts

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the first sunny day of the season. The ladies cheered as they teed off on the back nine. Teams of 4 and a game of "Count Your Putts" was the plan of attack. Two best putts per hole netted the winning team $10 per player with a total of only 27 putts. Congratulations to the team of: Jan Lefebvre, Ellen Vail, Gloria Ferland, and Karen Bourgeois.... Read more



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911.... Read more

Calendar of Events

9-1-15 Calendar

Performance of gothic drama "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde," 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Info and tickets: (603) 279-0333 or   New Horizons Band performs, 6:30 p.m., Rotary Park Bandstand, Beacon Street East, Laconia. Sponsored by Laconia Parks and Recreation Department.   Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Events at Hall Library, Northfield: Spanish Club, 10 a.m.; Craft Tuesday, 11-3 p.m. ($5 hourly fee); Tech Tuesday, 2-4 p.m; Project Teen, 3 p.m. Story... Read more


Fourth annual festival celebrates Traditional Arts at Canter…

  CANTERBURY — The Canterbury Artisan Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village. The festival celebrates traditional arts with an artisan craft fair and farmers' market, music, artisan food, family craft activities, farm animals and demonstrations. The Cold River Ranters will be playing on the main stage from noon to 2 p.m. and Audrey Budington and Clayton Clemetson will perform from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The juried... Read more


Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more


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


Odilon 'Ody' A. Cormier, 88

  Odilon "Ody" A. Cormier, 88 SANBORNTON — Odilon "Ody" Alcide Cormier, 88, of Leavitt Road, died at his home on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was the widower of Monique T. Cormier who died in 2012. Ody was born on May 14, 1927, in Laconia, the son of the late Alcide O. and Lena (Lebel) Cormier. He was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region and enjoyed spending his winters in Florida. He was a business owner that... Read more

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