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BEDC head to address Belknap GOP group

  BELMONT — The head of the Belknap Economic Development Council will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Road in Belmont. Justin Slattery will talk about the council's primary mission to promote economic vitality in Belknap County and the greater Lakes Region. He will discuss the workings of... Read more

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At Shooter’s, Christie tells crowd ‘I know in my heart I can…

BELMONT — Chris Christie, the burly, plain spoken governor of New Jersey seeking the Republican presidential nomination, easily made himself at home before a full house at Shooter's Tavern last evening. "Two things off the top," Christie began, "then I'll take your questions." He proceeded to a harsh critique of the Obama Administration's foreign policy, charging that the turmoil in the Middle East is "on the hands of the President of the United States." Insisting that... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-12-15 Calendar

  Story time for infants at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 10 a.m.Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m. Lakes Region Parade of Homes tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit nine show homes throughout the region. $10 ticket allows for visit to all homes. See for more information.  Team Trivia at at Patrick's Pub & Eatery.  7 p.m.​, at 18 Weirs Rd in Gilford. For details email Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at... Read more

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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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Image in Kelly Ayotte’s ne-ewsletter implies pro-choice asso…

To the Daily Sun, There never has been any question of Jeanne Shaheen's position on abortion. She is pro-abortion. Same with her buddy Hillary Clinton. Gee, if Jeanne's daughter runs for governor, she could be running against Chris Sununu, son of John H. He says he is pro-choice. If Jeb! is the Republican nominee, he could be up against another abortion queen, Hillary. And who is in a picture with Jeanne Shaheen congratulating New Hampshire's 2015 Angels in... Read more

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Lakes Region Profiles — Lakes Region or Cape Cod?

The decision to buy in the Lakes Region or on the Cape is a question that repeatedly surfaces when working with buyers looking for a second home in the New England area. The answer to the question is easy for someone who has lived on the lakes all his or her life. But let us at least try to look at the question objectively. The Lakes Region versus Cape Cod debate is not an age-old question... Read more

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Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

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

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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

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Norman E. Simoneau, 89

Norman E. Simoneau, 89

  Norman E. Simoneau, 89 LACONIA — Norman E. Simoneau, 89, lifelong resident of the Lakes Region, has been called up by the angels in heaven, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Laconia Rehabilitation Center. Norman was born July 25, 1926, in Laconia, son to the late Jean Baptiste and Helen Allaire Simoneau. Norman's schooling began in the Sacre-Coeur and was a graduate of Laconia High School, class of 1947. Norman went on to continue his education at the Plymouth... Read more

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