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Judge rules against telling jury of earlier alleged sex assa…

Judge rules against telling jury of earlier alleged sex assaults in rape case

By BEA LEWIS for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The jury hearing evidence in the sexual assault trial of a Belmont man won't get to hear testimony that the complaining witness allegedly told others about the abuse before she was arrested for stealing from the defendant.Judge James D. O'Neill III ruled from the bench on Monday to uphold his earlier decision that such testimony amounts to hearsay and can not be substantiated, making it inadmissible.The... Read more


Stealing Scott's yard signs is really a disservice to all of…

To The Daily Sun, A citizen of the United States, New Hampshire, and the town of Hill, I have been sickened by the lack of civility that has characterized this election. As any sense of personal politeness and consideration have eroded, so too have the sense of common decency and fair play. This affects our lives in small and large ways, on a personal and local level. Not only is this distasteful in the extreme, it... Read more

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Winnipesaukee Playhouse to host Shakespeare workshop at Gold…

MEREDITH — The public is invited to Golden View Health Care Center on Oct. 26, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., for a free workshop by Meredith's Winnipesaukee Playhouse.This workshop, which will be held in The Terrace assisted living at Golden View, focuses on the famous playwright Shakespeare. The workshop will involve general discussion of Shakespeare, some critical viewing of pictures and video, and some reading, with an emphasis on unlocking the text itself.This workshop is sponsored by... Read more

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Emile A. Ricard, 95

Emile A. Ricard, 95

LACONIA — Emile Arthur Ricard, 95, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Belknap County Nursing Home, with his loving family by his side.Emile was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Belmont, son to the late David D. Sr. and Regina Jennie (Charest) Ricard. He worked for Bergen-Patterson as an assembler for over 20 years. Emile was a World War II veteran, having served for the United States Army. He was also a member of the VFW... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-25-16 Calendar

Story Time, Goss Reading Room, 188 Elm St., Laconia (Lakeport), 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Adult Coloring Night, Meredith Public Library, 6 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Yoga with Shannon, 10:30 a.m.; Free Meditation with Shannon, 6 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 7 p.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Fiber Friends, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Makerspace Club: Natural Art, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Nightly Knitting, Gilford... Read more

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Bob Meade - Getting Old for Dummies . . .

Every Tuesday morning I meet for breakfast with a few highly talented, well educated, and delightful senior citizens. It is a good experience as we share our stories of the week, which often brings a smile, chuckle, or outright laughter to the group. One day it dawned on me that what we were sharing are the experiences that come with aging . . . the forgetful moments, the most recent visit to our doctor, the... Read more

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