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Lost and found: Stolen, 17-ton excavator turns up in New Yor…

Lost and found: Stolen, 17-ton excavator turns up in New York

 This giant excavator was stolen in broad daylight from a work site in Belmont about a month ago. It has been found in New York, to the relief of owner John DeWare, a Belmont contractor. (Courtesy photo) By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — The owner of an expensive 17-ton excavator that went missing in late March expressed relief Friday after his big, yellow digging machine was found in New York state. “I've had a lot of... Read more



Don't watch 'Blue Gold' right before you need to get some sl…

To The Daily Sun, In a letter I wrote a few days ago, I mentioned the trend toward privatization of water sources. The question has to be asked: How has the for-profit water business worked out? In the previous letter I mentioned the Ogallala aquifer has been use and abused and is a very sick patient that has no doctor to cure it. For those who care to read further about it I recommend, "Ogallala Blue... Read more

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Sally Sheffield joins the Circle Program staff

Sally Sheffield joins the Circle Program staff

PLYMOUTH — Current Circle Mentor Sally Sheffield is expanding her role at the Circle Program as she joins the staff in the capacity of development and marketing coordinator.  Sheffield has been involved in the mentoring program since 2013 and said, "My role as a mentor has provided me with tremendous insight into the impact of the program in the lives of the wonderful young ladies it serves, and the unique community building aspect Circle creates. I... Read more

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Raymond E. Gorman, 60

Raymond E. Gorman, 60

    WESTFIELD, Mass. — Raymond Ernest Gorman, also known as, Sea Ray, Mr. Ray, "Ray-Ray," Ray of Sunshine and Raymondo, 60, passed away suddenly, Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was born April 26, 1956, in Troy, New York, one of six children to James Grennon and the late Florence (Oliver) Gorman. Besides his father, he will be deeply missed by his four children: Lindsey Allegretti and her husband, Nicholas, of Matthews, North Carolina; Jennifer Gorman... Read more

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Calendar of Events

4-25-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Vacation Movie - "Sing," 2 to 4 p.m.; Beginner Cheese-Making, 5 to 6 p.m.; Nightly Knitters, 6 to 8 p.m.; Talk on History of Hermit Woods Winery, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Coffee and Conversation, Belmont Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Adult Movie Night - "A Man Called Ove... Read more

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Rep. David O. Huot - Common sense & logic need not apply

Common sense and logic are on the wane when it comes to Belknap County government. On March 21, the Belknap County Convention adopted a budget which failed to fund the operation of the Sheriff's Department at a level that would permit it to perform the constitutional duties of the sheriff. It also failed to fund the operation of the Department of Corrections at a level which would permit the safe operation of the new, eight... Read more

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