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$8.5 million is said to be construction price for new & renovated county jail complex

LACONIA — The Belknap County Jail Planning Committee heard from SMP Architecture Project Manager Anthony Mento Thursday morning that a new "community corrections" facility, plus renovations to the existing county jail, will cost $8.5 million.Mento, a member of the architectural firm hired by the county to design the project, yesterday presented an action plan to the committee, which is chaired by County Commissioner Dave DeVoy (R-Sanbornton), who during the planning phase had called for a $7 million cap on the plan.DeVoy said yesterday that the proposal ''provides the right solution for the county'' and said that he will present the... Read more


Thanks for help introducing new Laconia teachers to their co…

To The Daily Sun, On behalf of the Laconia School District, I would like to thank the following local businesses for welcoming our new Laconia School District professional staff on Monday, Aug. 24. These businesses include: All My Life Jewelers, Art Escape, Bank of NH, Bead Devine, Belknap Mill, Bootleggers, Burrito Me, Happy Cow Ice Cream, Laconia Fire Department, MC Cycle, Polished and Proper, Daubs Shoe Repair, Frates Art Studio, Laconia Athletic and Swim Club, Laconia Chamber... Read more


Pat Buchanan - Nominee or indictee?

While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills. For Hillary's campaign is taking on water at a rate that will sink her, if the leakage does not stop, and soon. Initially, the issue of Hillary and the e-mails she sent and received as secretary of state seemed too wonkish, too... 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

8-27-15 Calendar

Performance of gothic drama "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Info and tickets: (603) 279-0333 or     Live Music with Paul Warnick at Patricks Pub & Eatery in Gilford. 7 p.m. Music In The Concrete Courtyard with Isaac Loring in Downtown Laconia. 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and instrument.     Artists' Group at Sanbornton Public Library. 1 p.m. Pajama Story Time with Miss Lily at Gilman Library. 6... Read more


Community college graduates latest LNA class

Members of the latest graduating class of the Licensed Nursing Assistant program at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia gather for a group photo after recent graduation ceremonies. From left are Brooklynn Miller of Laconia, Amanda Creech of Tilton, Jennifer Fleming of Ashland, Ashlee Roy of Alton, Haley Coelho of Belmont, Zoe Alcantara of Belmont, and Rebecca Bishop of Northfield. Michele Foye and Cathy Weigel, both registered nurses, (not pictured) were the program's instructors. (Courtesy... 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


Deborah P. Ludwig, 64

Deborah P. Ludwig, 64 MOULTONBOROUGH — Deborah "Deb" P. Ludwig, 64, of Easy Street, died Huggins Hospital, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Her loving husband, Frederick, was by her side. Deb was born March 1, 1951 in Milford, Conn., daughter of the late Norman and Edith (Thomas) Page. She was as a professional needle arts finisher. After she honed her skills working with her mother growing up, she started her own business out... Read more

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