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Gilford man faces rape charge, defense says story was made u…

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A rape trial for a Gilford man began Tuesday with the Belknap County Assistant Attorney Adam Wood telling the jury in his opening argument that Carroll Thompson pried open the legs of his victim and used his weight to hold her down while he assaulted her. Wood described Thompson, 45, for the five-man and nine-woman jury as a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" type of person and that his... Read more


GHS Class of 2017 very grateful for support of Holiday Craf…

To The Daily Sun, The Gilford High School Class of 2017 just had its annual fundraiser, the GHS Holiday Craft Fair and it was a rousing success! There are so many to thank for their support. Mother Nature certainly complied with a beautiful sunny day! The Gilford School District facilities staff, as always, did a great job helping with and supporting the students in the set up and break down of the electrical needs and tarping... Read more

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Year-Round Library silent auctions conclude with concert Dec…

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library announced that the annual Holiday Silent Auction will conclude on Dec. 9. Area residents are encouraged to stop by the GYRL to bid on themed baskets of goodies, homemade items to include hats, socks, scarves, and an antique quilt to help stave off the cold weather. Hand-crafted herbal seasonings, soaps will also be available to bid on. Gift certificates from area businesses, which have always been a favorite bid... Read more

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Thomas P. Sellew, 62

Thomas P. Sellew, 62

LOCHMERE — Thomas P. Sellew, 62, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with COPD and lung cancer. He was born on March 21, 1954, the adopted son of the late Philip G. and Sara A. (MacDonald) Sellew of Natick, Massachusetts; and the biological son (nee Eamon Dennis Keyes) of the late Monsignor David Montaigne and Elinor Keyes both from Brighton, Massachusetts. Tommy, to those who knew him, had an imposing presence, a larger-than-life... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-6-16 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Bee Bots, 3:30 p.m.; Adult Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Free meditation, 6 p.m.; Evening yoga, 7 p.m. Fiber Arts at Sanbornton Public Library. 10 a.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Toddler time, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Social bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story time, 11:30 a.m. to noon; Fiber friends, 10 :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Nightly knitting, 6 p.m.; Slavery and... Read more

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Bob Meade - Turning 'old white men' into a pejorative

It is interesting to read and listen to comments, primarily from those with a left-leaning political bent, as they hurl invectives at those with a different political view. Apparently the hurlers of those invectives have no argument of substance that they can make so they resort to name-calling. Among some of the most used during the political season have been, racist, misogynist, xenophobic, and, as noted above, they are adding in, "old white men." Of... Read more

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