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Rape during ride charged

Belmont man pleads not guilty to sexual assault By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUNBELMONT — A local man faces Class A felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a Gilmanton woman who had asked for a ride on his motorcycle.Joseph Mazzitelli, 46, faces the Class A felony charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault as well as three counts of misdemeanor sexual assault and three counts of simple assault, said Belknap County prosecutor Melinda Siranian.Mazzitelli... Read more



Johnson Amendment is crucial to the integrity of our churche…

To The Daily Sun, If House Republicans succeed in their efforts to gut the Johnson Amendment, it would open the door for Big Money donors and political interest groups to pressure and manipulate our nation’s churches and charities. Without this amendment, Big Donors would have free reign to use institutions meant for the social good to funnel unlimited amounts of money into political elections in secret — and get a tax break for doing it. The Johnson Amendment... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:46 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


'Music Man' auditions set for July 30-31

WOLFEBORO — The Village Players announce auditions for the November production of "The Music Man" Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31. The show is one of the most beloved of Broadway musicals, and has parts for children and adults of all ages. In its Broadway run, it won five Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and the original cast album won the very first Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In the show, charming “Professor”... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:23 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Dr. Henry B. Schoenberger, 92

Dr. Henry B. Schoenberger, 92

  LACONIA — Dr. Henry B. Schoenberger, 92, died July 9, 2017, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Cleveland just before the Depression, the oldest child to Alvin and Elizabeth (Moyer) Schoenberger. Hank spent his formative years in New Rochelle, New York, and loved to recall the ice hockey, kick-the-can, ringolevio, and stick ball games of his youth. During high school, he drove a family friend who was a physician to house calls, and... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:18 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

7-27-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth - Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-6), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775.  Events at Gilford Public Library: Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Family Magic Show, 6 to 7 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Summer Kids' Movie Drop-In, Belmont Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; American Ancestors... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:67 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Pat Buchanan - Are our wars just & moral?

"One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies," writes columnist David Ignatius. Given that Syria's prewar population was not 10 percent of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Americans. What justifies America's participation in this slaughter? Columnist Eric Margolis summarizes the successes of the six-year civil war to overthrow President Bashar Assad: "The result of the western-engendered carnage in Syria was horrendous:... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:52 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler