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Alpine coaster ride at Gunstock OK'd

LACONIA — The Belknap County Convention voted 11-2 Monday night to approve a $2.6 million bond issue which will add an alpine coaster attraction to the Gunstock Mountain Resort's Adventure Park offerings. The vote came after a public hearing on the proposal and survived an attempt to postpone the vote until next month when more members of the 18-member convention could be present. Rep. Peter Spanos (R-Laconia), who had originally questioned whether a vote should be taken with so many members absent, changed his mind later in the evening after seeking an assurance from Rep. Russ Dumais (R-Gilford), who chairs the convention's... Read more

Letters

Laconia lucky to have local treasures like Joan & Larry …

To The Daily Sun, Congratulations to Joan and Larry Frates. For 40 years they have given their time, endless talents and love to the Laconia community, especially to the children. They also raised three wonderful and successful children who all were completely at home in the studio or on the stage performing with their parents. The studio survived all the economic ups and downs of this area and the country. And everything was coaxed with a... Read more

Columns

Froma Harrop - Get government out of marriage altogether

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next. Some legal scholars have responded that yes, the arguments for gay marriage could apply to relationships among more than two partners, as well. William Baude, a law professor at the University of Chicago, wrote, "By those lights, groups of adults who have profound polyamorous attachments and wish to build families and join... Read more

Sports

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

Weddings

Engagement-Maguire-Chaff

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

M'boro Lions golf tournament set for July 20

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club is inviting all golfers to participate in the 11th annual Ed Selleck Classic Golf Tournament to be held Monday, July 20, at Ridgewood Country Club on Route 109 in Moultonborough. This four-person team scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. with an entry fee of $100 per person. All proceeds will go to support the community projects and activities organized and/or supported by the Moultonborough Lions Club. This annual tournament is named... Read more

Announcements

Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Grill & Greet at Laconi…

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a Grill & Greet Summer Networking event on August 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Laconia Airport, 65 Aviation Drive in Gilford. This new summer program is a unique way to bring along co-workers, customers or vendors and discover this community asset. The event is being hosted in collaboration with Laconia Airport Authority, Emerson Aviation, Sky Bright, WinnAero and the NH Humane Society!. Stop by... Read more

Births

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

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

Obituaries

David M. Goodwin Sr., 76

  David M. Goodwin Sr., 76 HANOVER — David M, Goodwin Sr. passed away after a long illness on July 27, 2015, in Hanover. ​He was born April 8, 1939, in North Hampton. ​He was an avid mechanic for years and worked for Pike Industries until he retired.​ ​He was predeceased by his parents, Newman and Marion Goodwin; and a sister, Sharon Higgins. He leaves behind five children, David Goodwin Jr. and his wife Brenda of Campton​, Brenda Goodwin and Ty... Read more

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