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Sanbornton bans dump 'picking'; protest in works

SANBORNTON — The decision of the Board of Selectmen last month to curtail "dump picking" at the transfer station has roiled a number of residents, some of whom intend to petition the board to lift the ban. Charles Smith, the town administrator, said yesterday that Primex, the New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange, which underwrites the town's property and liability insurance, undertook a risk assessment last month. He said that Primex recommended against allowing residents to sift through the materials, especially the metals, brought to the transfer station for recycling. "It was an issue of safety and liability," Smith said. "The... Read more


Justice Dept. & FBI statistics are nonpartisan; other so…

To The Daily Sun, Just a quick reminder to readers. The Justice Department and FBI statistics are nonpartisan. MSNBC, CNN, Saturday Night Live, Move, "Tonight Show" and George Soros funded sources are partisan. Steve Earle Hill Read more


Susan Estrich - A message to Hillary supporters

Do not panic. Of all the candidates in this race, Hillary Clinton is the only one that most Americans could imagine being president. Think about it. Every day, people ask me, "Could (Trump/Carson/Sanders) ever be president? Could (Paul/Cruz/Rubio) ever be president?" Most of the time I just shrug, because winning the White House is only one measure of a "successful" primary campaign. No one asks, "Could Hillary Clinton ever be president?" What they're asking, more loudly each day,... 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

10-2-15 Calendar

Performance of the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Reservoir Road, Meredith: Info and tickets: Plymouth State Theater presents comedy "Sylvia," 7 p.m., Silver Center for the Arts (Studio Theater), Plymouth State University, Plymouth. Tickets:   Sant Bani School classical music concert at 7 p.m. at 19 Ashram Road, Sanbornton. Pianist Daniel del Pino will present a program featuring Mendelssohn, Franck and Chopin. Admission $15 for adults, students free. Call 934-4240... Read more


O'Malley & O'Connor to address Plymouth Democrats on Oct…

PLYMOUTH — On Friday, Oct. 16, Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley and First Congressional District candidate Shawn O'Connor will be guests at the Plymouth Area Democrats' monthly meeting at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center. (Please note the change from the usual Wednesday meeting.) O'Malley has spent his entire career fighting for underserved and middle-class communities. He has served as the Governor of Maryland, Mayor of Baltimore, and a city councilor — earning a reputation as a bold,... 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


Bernard L. Smith, 81

  Bernard L. Smith, 81 NEW HAMPTON — Bernard Leslie Smith, 81, of Main Street, died Oct. 3, 2015, at Belknap County Home, Laconia, after a brief illness. Born in Laconia on Aug. 11, 1934, he was the son of Leslie Bernard and Harriet (Woodward) Smith. Bernard grew up in New Hampton a graduated from local schools. In 1970, he graduated from Plymouth State College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in English education. Bernard lived for more than 60... Read more

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