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Woman injured in crash on Route 140, engine thrown across ro…

Woman injured in crash on Route 140, engine thrown across road

By ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — Police say that the woman driver of a car which snapped a utility pole and then sideswiped three spruce trees before becoming airborne and smashing into another utility pole Friday afternoon on Route 140 suffered severe injuries in the accident."The car was being driven at an extremely high rate of speed and there was no sign of any pre-crash braking," said Police Chief Mark Lewandoski, who... Read more

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Letters

Judd Gregg & John Lynch - Why casino gambling would be b…

For more than 40 years New Hampshire Legislatures have debated the merits of legalizing casino gambling, and for 40 years they have rejected it. On May 4, when it next convenes, the New Hampshire House will debate and vote on it once again. Casino gambling would be wrong for New Hampshire. We urge Representatives of both parties to reject it once more. Here's why: First, and most importantly, casino revenue is not the state budget windfall that... Read more

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Announcements

3rd Annual Prayer Breakfast on May 4 to focus on human traff…

3rd Annual Prayer Breakfast on May 4 to focus on human trafficking

LACONIA — The 3rd Annual Lakes Region Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday, May 4, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall- 31 Gilford Ave., Laconia. This event, which is timed to coincide with the National Day of Prayer, has its origins dating back to 1787 when Benjamin Franklin asked President George Washington to open each day with prayer and to realize that prayer is deeply intertwined in the fabric of... Read more

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Obituaries

Donald B. Weatherbee, 80

Donald B. Weatherbee, 80

MOULTONBOROUGH — Donald “Don” Basil Weatherbee, 80, formerly of Littleton, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital on April 15, 2017, with his loving family at his side.Don was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, son of Basil and Emily Mae (Clarke) Weatherbee.Don graduated from Wilmington High School where he played hockey and football and then attended Northeastern University.His 33-year career at AT&T began in Boston. He then transferred to Maine working... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-1-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Mahjong, 12:30 to 3 p.m.; Legos, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Adult Craft n' Laugh, Belmont Public Library, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Chess Club, 3 to 6 p.m.; Reading Without Walls Challenge, 3 to 4 p.m.; Scrabble for Adults, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-286-8971.         Special Community Spring Book Sale, Hall Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m... Read more

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Columns

Rep. Robert Fisher - Official statement regarding claims by …

I'm sure many of you have been looking for a response to the allegations that hit the news this week. So I decided to take a little time and address a few very large misquotes and falsehoods that managed to sneak by the Daily Beast's editor (if they have one).Some may be wondering if I plan to step down after uttering such terrible phrases. Some might be thinking, "but wait a second, I know Robbie... Read more

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