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Gilford Fire Explorer Post looking for new members

GILFORD — The Gilford Fire-Rescue Department is extending an an invitation to any interested and qualified youth to participate in the department's Explorer post. The Explorer Program is designed to teach today's young men and women about the Fire and Emergency Medical Service in a safe and supervised environment. They will be exposed to all aspects of the fire service. The Explorers will have an opportunity to participate in a controlled environment which will include training... Read more

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Video Shows no Option on Lakeport landing

LACONIA — Amid the controversy aroused by the decision of the City Council to sell the lot on Union Avenue owned by the city and leased to Lakeport Landing, it was learned that the Laconia Daily Sun reported on September 27, 2005 that the council, when it met the night before, granted the late Paul Blizzard, then owner of the marina, a right of first refusal to purchase the property. However, a recently discovered video... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-7-15 Calendar

Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts, 3:30 p.m Magic the Gathering, 4-5:45 p.m., Chance Anderson will facilitate. Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library: Story time, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mom and Baby Yoga at Gordon-Nash Library. 10 a.m.​ Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9-10:30 a.m. Check-Out-An-Expert!, 10 a.m.-noon. Magic the Gathering Club, 3-4 p.m. Events at Meredith Public Library: Animals & Me, 10-11 a.m., ages 3-5, snacks served. TAB/Comics Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., TAB... Read more

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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

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Human angels lightened the pain of my mom’s passing

To The Daily Sun, On behalf of my family and our dear loved one, Lee Hart, I am writing to express our deep appreciation to all those who have been involved in my mom's care during the last two years. The long journey from diagnosis to death was helped by the caring, compassion, and honesty of her primary care physician and medical director of hospice, Dr. Carolyn Crosby; Dr. Charles Catcher and the fabulous staff at LRGHealthcare... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - War Party targets Putin

Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to... Read more

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Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

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

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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

30-06-2015 Hits:1551 Weddings Marcy Greene - avatar Marcy Greene


Thomas A. Williams Jr., 81

Thomas A. Williams Jr., 81

Thomas A. Williams Jr., 81 BRIDGEWATER — On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, two angels (Darin and Jana) came to escort their father to his heavenly home. Thomas, son of Thomas A. Sr. and Amelia L. (Pulesky) Williams, was born on May 6, 1934 in Brockton, Mass. He attended Brockton public schools and graduated from Brockton High School in 1952. Tom attended Fitchburg State Teachers College for two years, left to fulfill his military obligation during the Korean... Read more

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