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Assailant caught

Man wounded during flight from choking incident in Belmont By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — A 21-year-old Gilford man is facing a Class B felony charge of second-degree assault and a Class A misdemeanor assault charge after allegedly choking a woman and fleeing when an armed neighbor intervened.Police say the incident began shortly before 6 a.m. Friday when Izaiah J. Conway allegedly struck a Belmont woman several times with a baton at her residence... Read more

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Your response to Trump' tax relief is important; are you goi…

To The Daily Sun, Your response to Trump’s tax break will be remembered. What did you say when President Donald Trump rolled back your taxes? What did you say when the president of the United States followed that comment by saying “I’d rather see you keep more of your own money? Whether now or in the future, you will be asked this question: What did you say? Did you tell your friends and coworkers your version of the “I... Read more

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Shaheen works with LEAD, Winni students

Shaheen works with LEAD, Winni students

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited Winnisquam Regional Middle School recently to learn more about its drug prevention program, Project LEAD. Shaheen met with Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, LEAD officers and teachers, the principal, superintendent and local elected officials to discuss how they all work together to spread the anti-drug message and attack the problem from the side of prevention, getting to our young people before they become addicted. Shaheen attended a full seventh-grade LEAD... Read more

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Gary A. Chase, 62

Gary A. Chase, 62

  Gary A. Chase, 62 FORT McCOY, Fla. — Gary A. Chase lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 9, 2018. He was 62 years old. He was born in Laconia, New Hampshire, on May 14, 1955, to John and Mary Jane (Vaillancourt) Chase. He grew up in Meriden, Connecticut, moving back to Laconia in 1993. After his kids were settled he and his wife, Sheri, moved to Florida. Gary was an avid fisherman, along with his father, uncles and... Read more

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Calendar of Events

1-17-18 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 6), Laconia Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m.; Teen Maker Project: Lava Lamp, 2:30 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775.Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, Gilford Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon; Art(ists) Alive!, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042.Events at Belmont Public Library: Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Explore... Read more

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Susan Estrich - Federalism anyone?

For most of the 20th century, "federalism" was the cry of conservatives battling growing federal power that came, constitutionally at least, at the expense of the states. So their response to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal was not that children should work endless hours in unsafe conditions but that the federal government had no business legislating programs and laws to end child labor and establish minimum standards for work, labor and hour regulation and the... Read more

11-01-2018 Hits:352 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler