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Inmates move into new jail

Belknap County Corrections Center opens after delays in staffing, telephone system By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — The first 24 inmates moved into the new 18,000-square-foot, 72-bed Belknap County Corrections Center Tuesday afternoon and more will follow in the weeks ahead.Belknap County Corrections Superintendent Keith Gray said that 14 men and 10 women, all of whom are minimum security inmates, are now housed in the facility.He said that the transfer of inmates to the new... Read more



Most of you writers on the left have absolutely 20 sense of …

To the editor, Alan Vervaeke claims to be an "activist" for positive social change or something along those lines. And thank goodness we have him among us, keeping a critical eye on letter writers. I don't know if the man believes he is qualified to render judgment on what others write in The Daily Sun. He sure talks like he is a "legend in his own mind." And, my goodness, doesn't he sound like one of... Read more

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Harlem Wizards coming to Laconia Thursday for comedic basket…

LACONIA — The Laconia Professional Firefighters and the Lakes Region Boys and Girls Club are hosting the Harlem Wizards at the Laconia High School this Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. The Harlem Wizards are a comedic show basketball team and have helped raise more than $2 million across the country for non-profit organizations. The portion of the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club portion will help expand the club's existing programs. The Firefighters half will... Read more

19-09-2017 Hits:44 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Janice Donahue, 77

Janice Donahue, 77

LACONIA — Janice Donahue, 77, of Laconia, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, after a battle with ALS. She now rests in the arms of her Heavenly Father. Janice was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, on Nov. 16, 1939, the daughter of Daniel and Helen (Butterworth) Downey. She graduated from Tenney High School in Methuen, and worked at Raytheon Corp. in Andover, Massachusetts. After high school, she met and married the... Read more

19-09-2017 Hits:59 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

9-21-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Play and Learn Sing-Up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.​, (Must be library cardholder); Home School Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; Teen Tabletoppers, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; After School Story Time, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.​, (Must be library cardholder); Conversational French, 4 to 5... Read more

19-09-2017 Hits:78 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Pat Buchanan - Who truly imperils our free society

"The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true." Hilaire Belloc's depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed. A week ago, the statue of missionary and Catholic Saint Fr. Junipero Serra was... Read more

19-09-2017 Hits:50 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler