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Changing of the guard: Warren takes over as CEO of LRGHealthcare

LACONIA — "I'm picking up the baton Chuck is handing off," remarked Seth Warren, who will take up the reins as chief executive officer of LRGHealthcare next month, succeeding Chuck Van Sluyter, the interim CEO appointed when Tom Clairmont retired a year ago. Warren and Van Sluyter yesterday discussed the transition together with the strategic plan developed by the Board of Trustees, staff, partners and patients to address the changing health care marketplace. Warren has spent the last 16 years with the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc. or Francisan Alliance, a Catholic health care system headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana consisting... Read more

Letters

Many of her fellow Democrats have lost faith in Hillary

To The Daily Sun, After reading a Letter to the Editor by Michael J. Brady of Pelham (headlined) "I have reached my limiton Clinton's e-mail controversy," I have to admit the Republicans are trying to find the extent of all those e-mails. And for good reason. This last Monday (Aug. 31) night, 7,000 more e-mails were released. The State Department says roughly 150 contained classified material, whether it was classified at the time of Clinton's correspondence matters little because she... Read more

Columns

Pat Buchanan - Dis-integrating America

The murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today. Their killer, Vester L. Flanagan II, said as much in his farewell screed. He ordered his murder weapon, he said, two days after the slaughter of nine congregants at the African-American AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. "What sent me over the top was the church shooting,"... 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

9-1-15 Calendar

Performance of gothic drama "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde," 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Info and tickets: (603) 279-0333 or www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.   New Horizons Band performs, 6:30 p.m., Rotary Park Bandstand, Beacon Street East, Laconia. Sponsored by Laconia Parks and Recreation Department.   Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Events at Hall Library, Northfield: Spanish Club, 10 a.m.; Craft Tuesday, 11-3 p.m. ($5 hourly fee); Tech Tuesday, 2-4 p.m; Project Teen, 3 p.m. Story... Read more

Announcements

Parenting classes starting up at Family Resource Center

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire is offering a wide variety of parenting programs this fall for parents of children of all ages. Most classes are held in the early evenings and are offered free of charge, with free dinner and childcare available on-site each evening for families in attendance. Advance registration is requested for each program as space is limited. Assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval. The... 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

Michele L. Chase, 50

  Michele L. Chase, 50 FRANKLIN — Michele L. Chase, age 50, of 88B Chestnut St., passed away on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a courageous 2 1/2 year fight with leukemia. Michele was born on Nov. 19, 1964, in Laconia, the daughter of Merton L. Chase Jr. (Butch) and Louise H. (Decato) Chase. She loved the Red Sox, Celtics and the Patriots and was also a NASCAR fan, with her... Read more

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