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Local man charged with trespass, beating man

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A local man is being held on a total of $21,000 cash-only bail and faces a host of charges for two separate crimes committed within three weeks of each other. On July 26 or 27, Justin R. Travis, 21, of or formerly of 222 Hilliard Road allegedly forced his way into one of the rear buildings at the Stafford Oil Company, where he was found by an employee whose... Read more


For the sheriff to write letter belitting his employee is ju…

To The Daily Sun, I don't like getting involved in politics, but I could not stand by and allow the unfairness by (Belknap County) Sheriff (Craig) Wiggin to go unmentioned. I have worked in law enforcement for many years and have worked with William Wright and Craig Wiggin. I could not believe while reading the (letters to the editor) this morning that one's own boss would throw his employee under the bus. Sheriff Wiggin, you should be... Read more

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Monthly Belmont Farmers Market this Sunday

  BELMONT — A variety of produce can be purchased at the Belmont Farmers Market this Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Tioga Pavilion on Mill Street from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Vendors will be there with produce, baked goods, specialty jellies, and crafts offered. There will also be live entertainment and a demonstration. Sunday's featured guests will be Everett Bailey, demonstrating Shaker-style broom-making techniques, and Aiden Rupp, playing acoustic guitar. For more information contact Gretta Olson-Wilder, Town of... Read more

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Mary S. King, 90

Mary S. King, 90

  BOSCAWEN — Mary S. King, 90, formerly of Portland, Connecticut, and Laconia and Franklin, New Hampshire, died at Merrimack County Nursing Home on Aug. 23, 2016. She resided in Portland for 37 years and later in Middletown, Connecticut, before moving to Laconia in 2005 to be near her daughter.She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 6, 1926, the daughter of Edmund and Mabel (Wilton) Saunders. Mary was raised in West Hartford and graduated from... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-28-16 Calendar

Newmont Military Band, Belmont Public Library, 1 to 3:30 p.m.​ Free Summertime Concert Series presents Annie and the Orphans, Alan and Savina Hartwell Memorial Bandstand, Tilton Island, 6 to 8:30 p.m. For details call 603-286-3000. Brian Wilson, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, 7:30 p.m.       Belmont Farmers Market, Belmont Mill and Pavilion. 9:30 a.m.​       Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, downtown Meredith, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Farm to Table Brunch, Moulton Farm, Meredith, 9 a.m. to noon. For... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - A lot of smoke here, Hillary

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition. For consider what the Associated Press reported this week: The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton... Read more

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