Local News

Inmates move into new jail

Belknap County Corrections Center opens after delays in staffing, telephone system By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — The first 24 inmates moved into the new 18,000-square-foot, 72-bed Belknap County Corrections Center Tuesday afternoon and more will follow in the weeks ahead.Belknap County Corrections Superintendent Keith Gray said that 14 men and 10 women, all of whom are minimum security inmates, are now housed in the facility.He said that the transfer of inmates to the new... Read more

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Letters

Conservatives aren't changing any minds on policy issues

To The Daily Sun, Russ Wiles wrote that Alan Vervaeke sounds "like a mouthpiece for American progressives, parroting their totalitarian vision," and that he envisions himself "as a part of the progressive thought police." Totalitarian vision and thought police? That's bloody hysterical! God, that's just plain stupid! Russ is a crybaby because If you attack his ideas, you are intolerant and narrowminded, yet he is always attacking other ideas and pushing ridiculous lies and smears (Obama... Read more

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Announcements

Lakes Region TEA Party meets in Moultonborough tonight

The Lakes Region TEA Party will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 20, at the Moultonborough Library. Our speakers will include Representative Glenn Cordelli, Jim Thompson and main speaker Matt Mayberry.Matt Mayberry is an Air Force veteran who is an active volunteer helping Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families, The Salvation Army, and other charities. He will be speaking about the issues confronting active duty soldiers and Veterans’ and how people can help... Read more

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Obituaries

Janice Donahue, 77

Janice Donahue, 77

LACONIA — Janice Donahue, 77, of Laconia, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, after a battle with ALS. She now rests in the arms of her Heavenly Father. Janice was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, on Nov. 16, 1939, the daughter of Daniel and Helen (Butterworth) Downey. She graduated from Tenney High School in Methuen, and worked at Raytheon Corp. in Andover, Massachusetts. After high school, she met and married the... Read more

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Calendar of Events

9-22-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Gilford Public Library: Preschool Story Time, Sign-Up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Must be library cardholder); Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Tot Time, Meredith Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Story Time, Sanbornton Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details... Read more

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Columns

Froma Harrop - Trump warming to Paris agreement?

Will President Trump bring the country back into the Paris climate agreement? The bets are on, and this bet says he will. The past few days have produced clashing reports that he may or may not come around. Confusion is how Trump gets turnarounds past the base. What happened right after he spoke of helping the "dreamers," immigrants brought to this country illegally as children? He defended his earlier controversial remarks equating the Charlottesville racists to the... Read more

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