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Gilford arrests up, one more officer needed

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN GILFORD — Citing steep increases in the number of arrests, the Police Department has requested to add a full-time officer to its ranks in the 2017 town budget. Currently the department has 18 full-time officers. However, Lt. Kris Kelley noted that frequently the department is operating with with 16 or 17, as officers may be ill, injured, in court or undergoing training. In 2014 both the Board of Selectmen and the... Read more


We thank each & every one of you for your love & sup…

To The Daily Sun, Cheryl Ann Howland Green lived robustly from Dec. 29, 1960, until she passed suddenly Aug. 21 at age 55. Cheryl, her family and friends also suffered a tremendous loss when Samantha Margaret Green (Cheryl's daughter) passed unexpectedly on July 12, a few short weeks prior, at only 20 years of age. Cheryl's family wishes to express our sincerest gratitude to the overwhelming amount of people in attendance at Samantha's service and Cheryl's service to... Read more

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Laconia students help students in need with supplies

Laconia students help students in need with supplies

LACONIA — The Laconia School District was awarded $71,010 sub-grant from the state Department of Education's Office of Homeless Education to support implementation of a three-year Laconia Families in Transition (FIT) Project. The project is designed to build district capacity to ensure that children, youth and their families who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness, are provided the necessary supports and services to be academically, socially and emotionally successful. Over the... Read more

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Stanley P. Shepard, 61

Stanley P. Shepard, 61

  Stanley P. Shepard, 61 GILFORD — Stanley Philip Shepard, 61, of Gilford, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Lakes Region General Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born on Dec. 27, 1954, in Manchester, the son of Philip and Mildred "Mickey" (Mitchell) Shepard. Stan was a 1972 graduate of Goffstown High School and attended Plymouth State University. He worked as a realtor in the Lakes Region for forty years, most recently for Coldwell Banker in Laconia. Stan was an... Read more

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Calendar of Events

9-25-16 Calendar

  World Premiere of "Brilliant Being," Silver Center for the Arts (Studio Theater),  Plymouth State University, 1 p.m. Innovative form of performance, layering new types of dance and technology.       Dan Carter Live Music for Sunday Brunch, Schuster's Steakhouse and Tavern at Gunstock Inn, Gilford, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call 603-293-2021.       Farmers Market, Wolfeboro Inn, 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro, noon.       Franklin Renaissance Faire, Elk's Field, South Main Street, West Franklin, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.​ Inter-Lakes PTO... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - How Trump wins the debate

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy. He was returning to the scene of his '68 triumph, when he had inflicted the first crippling wound on Lyndon Johnson. "Pat, you don't have to win up here, you know," he assured me. "All you have to do is beat the point spread." "Beat the point spread" is a good description of... Read more

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