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Gilford man faces rape charge, defense says story was made u…

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A rape trial for a Gilford man began Tuesday with the Belknap County Assistant Attorney Adam Wood telling the jury in his opening argument that Carroll Thompson pried open the legs of his victim and used his weight to hold her down while he assaulted her. Wood described Thompson, 45, for the five-man and nine-woman jury as a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" type of person and that his... Read more


Bristol police & fire both asking for more than a millio…

To The Daily Sun, On Saturday Dec. 3, a joint meeting of the Bristol Budget Committee and Board of Selectmen was held to receive the town departments proposed budgets.We must keep in mind that the requests for increases are only requests and will probably be reduced by either the Budget Committee or the selectmen or both. The two largest requests, Police ($1,123,293) and Fire/EMT ($1,021,070) were both over a million dollars. This is extraordinary when you consider... Read more

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Holy Grail Chamber Event

Holy Grail Chamber Event

LACONIA — The Holy Grail of the Lakes will host the Lakes Region Chamber's Meet & Greet on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 12 Veterans Square in Laconia. Proprietors David and Maureen Kennedy said they are looking forward to celebrating the spirit of the season with the local business community. Holy Grail of the Lakes was renovated in 2016 and is affiliated with the Holy Grail in Epping. Well known for legendary... Read more

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Patricia A. Pepperman, 58

Patricia A. Pepperman, 58

MOULTONBOROUGH — Patricia Ann "Patty" (Brennan) Pepperman, 58, of Moultonborough, passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital on Dec. 3, 2016. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Oct. 17, 1958, the daughter of Barbara Jean (Collins) Brennan and the late John J. Brennan.Patty was a graduate of Newton South High, Newton, Massachusetts, Class of 1977. She was a teacher at the Spaulding Youth Center in Tilton. She enjoyed going to beach, taking care of her... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-6-16 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Bee Bots, 3:30 p.m.; Adult Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Free meditation, 6 p.m.; Evening yoga, 7 p.m. Fiber Arts at Sanbornton Public Library. 10 a.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Toddler time, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Social bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story time, 11:30 a.m. to noon; Fiber friends, 10 :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Nightly knitting, 6 p.m.; Slavery and... Read more

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Bob Meade - Turning 'old white men' into a pejorative

It is interesting to read and listen to comments, primarily from those with a left-leaning political bent, as they hurl invectives at those with a different political view. Apparently the hurlers of those invectives have no argument of substance that they can make so they resort to name-calling. Among some of the most used during the political season have been, racist, misogynist, xenophobic, and, as noted above, they are adding in, "old white men." Of... Read more

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