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January 2016 Belknap County Indictments

The following people were indicted on Jan. 21 by a Belknap County grand jury. An indictment is not an statement of guilt but a determination by an independent panel of grand jurors that enough evidence exists to warrant a criminal trial. • Joshua J. Debour, 30, of 1 Eastbluff Highlands in Meredith was indicted for two counts of disobeying an officer. • Russell Holliday, 56, formerly of 71 Annis Drive, #4, of Gilford was indicted for two counts... Read more

Letters

In telephone poll, 91 percent supported senior housing

To The Daily Sun, I am writing in response to comments made by Mr. Bill Whalen in a news article written by a Sun reporter. This article reported on the outcome of a public hearing dealing with an ordinance dealing with senior housing in Sanbornton. I was a bit surprised to see Mr. Whalen's comments at the end of that article since we was not present at that meeting. In regards to the two senior housing projects... Read more

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Announcements

Student Council to host candidate's night in Gilford

GILFORD —  THe Gilford High School's Student Council will sponsor a get-to-know-the-candidates night on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at Gilford Elementary School. All town and schooldistrict  candidates have been invited to participate. Each candidate will have the opportunity to explain his/her platform and what he/she would like to accomplish during the upcoming term. There will be a  a short break to give the public an opportunity to write questions directed to a specific candidate. The questions... Read more

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Obituaries

Laurent E. Drouin, 86

BELMONT — Laurent E. Drouin, 86, of Belmont, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at his winter residence in Loxahatchee, Florida, surrounded by his loved ones.Spring services will be held in Laconia. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, New Hampshire, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com. Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-13-16 Calendar

Girls Tea Party at Moultonborough Public Library. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For details call 476-8895. Let's Go Lego at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 10 a.m. Valentine's Day activity for kids at Belmont Public Library. 10 a.m.   Bingo at Funspot Bingo Hall in Laconia. 6:30 to 9 p.m. For details call 366-5950. Snowshoe Saunter at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia. 10 a.m. Cookie Sale at St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall in Laconia. Noon to 3 p.m. Grom Jam Park... Read more

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People

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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Columns

Buchanan — How Republicans perish

If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama's commitment to remove all U.S. forces by next January, said Campbell, "would put the whole mission at risk." "Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction... Read more

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