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3 Laconia apartments destroyed by fire

LACONIA — A three-alarm fire at the Wingate Village apartments on Blueberry Lane late Wednesday morning heavily damaged three apartments and caused about $150,000 in damage, according to Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson.He said that the fire, which was reported at 11:09 a.m., left three units uninhabitable and displaced five adults and six children, who were later assisted by the American Red Cross in obtaining shelter, food and clothing. No one was injured in the fire.He said that the fire started on the exterior of the building, a six-unit multi-family two-story wood frame structure, near apartment 35 and spread up... Read more

Letters

Mr. Jean is showing that he is the adult in the selectmen's …

To The Daily Sun, The Gilmanton selectmen seem to be having a difficult time attempting to do their duty in appointing a third selectman. The idea that a precedent or a tradition has been set, thus indicating that Mr. Currier is the appropriate choice is not convincing. Circumstances change and even the thought that those who supported him as a write-in candidate would still support him is tenuous. Mr. Jean makes valid points that 623 voters opposed Mr. Currier... Read more

Columns

Susan Estrich - Real rape

As the revelations of Bill Cosby's disgusting behavior over the last four decades have finally trickled out, the question I keep getting asked, as someone who's been fighting in the trenches against sexual assault for as long as Cosby has allegedly been committing such acts with impunity, is how and why so many women kept silent for so long. To put it another way: how did he get away with it for all these years? In... Read more

Sports

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

Weddings

Engagement-Maguire-Chaff

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

M'boro Lions golf tournament set for July 20

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club is inviting all golfers to participate in the 11th annual Ed Selleck Classic Golf Tournament to be held Monday, July 20, at Ridgewood Country Club on Route 109 in Moultonborough. This four-person team scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. with an entry fee of $100 per person. All proceeds will go to support the community projects and activities organized and/or supported by the Moultonborough Lions Club. This annual tournament is named... Read more

Announcements

Flea market Sat. at Methodist Church

GILFORD — A flea market will take place, Saturday, Aug, 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford. Items on sale will include bicycles, furniture, glassware, kitchen items, and toys. The church is located at 18 Wesley Way (off Route 11A, near the Laconia Bypass). Read more

Births

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

People

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

Obituaries

Edward W. Blaisdell, 77

Edward W. Blaisdell, 77 ASHLAND — Edward "Ed" Wallace Blaisdell, 77, of Ashland, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center while battling cancer. Born in Granville, N.Y., on Sept. 29, 1937, the son of Raymond and Marion (Langton) Blaisdell formerly of Waterford, Vt. He was a farmer for many years and enjoyed raising several head of Polled Herford. He gave back to his community for many years as a 4-H leader, helping young adults and children get a better understanding of the... Read more

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