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Belmont man airlifted after Friday night accident

LACONIA — A 30-year-old Belmont driver identified as Francis D. Martin, who reportedly sped past several other vehicles before his Toyota R… Read more

Marinas gear up for start of summer

LACONIA — The boating season on Lake Winnipesaukee starts as soon as the Big Lake is ice free, but most boat dealers still regard Memorial … Read more

Sheriff seeks grant to pay drug investigations overtime

LACONIA — The Belknap County Sheriff’s Department has applied for a $130,000 Department of Homeland Security grant that will enable the Bel… Read more

Business

Plymouth Rotary inducts two

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Rotary Club recently inducted two long-time “honorary members,” welcoming them as active regular members. Read more

24 Watts employees earn advanced manufacturing certificates

FRANKLIN — More than 20 employees at Watts Water Technologies have earned advanced manufacturing certificates through an innovative partner… Read more

Opinion

Councilors & mayor lack true an understanding of what Laconia firefighters do

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing this to express my very deep concern for the possibility of changes in staffing at the Laconia Fire Department should a private company take over the ambulance function for the city. Although I am not a resident of Laconia, for many years I worked at LRGHealthcare as the vice president of Clinical Services and the Chief Nursing Office. Emergency Services, both at Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital as well as the emergency services in this community were areas for which I was responsible. Consequently, I knew them well because I took the time to learn from the people who did the hands-on work. The standards of practice are exceptional in the Laconia EMS program and Laconia citizens should be proud of the truly dedicated service provided by these professionals. There are a number of paramedics and EMTs that are trained not only in medical response, but are also trained as firefighters. So they are able to adjust responses needed in the community based on true community need. Read more

Memorial Day is not Veterans Day; in May we honor those who died is service

When I am in N.H. visiting my mother, I read your newspaper. Today, three ads demonstrate a lack of awareness of the holidays that honor our nation’s Armed Forces, so I am compelled to write. While I know the ads were placed with good intentions, they highlight a common misunderstanding. Read more

Come on out to enjoy the WOW Trail; see what everyone is talking about

We just attended another sold out WOW Ball to benefit the WOW Trail. If you were not there, you missed a great time and should make plans to attend next year, as this is such a worthy cause. Ten lucky ticket holders were the recipients of cash prizes including a local person who won the grand prize of $10,000! Read more

Community

Gilford Old Home Day, townwide yard sale set for June 16

The Gilford Old Home Day Committee will be sponsoring a townwide yard sale on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., rain or shine. Partici… Read more

Sandwich Memorial Day observance begins at 10 a.m.

CENTER SANDWICH — Memorial Day in Sandwich will be observed on Monday, May 28, beginning at 10 a.m at the Honor Roll next to the Center San… Read more

Sports

Saints could have deepest defensive line they've had in years if everything pans out

One or two brilliant edge players are not enough to form an elite pass rush by themselves. Read more

As injury history gets longer, Kevin White's answers get shorter

You can’t blame Bears WR Kevin White if his answers to the same questions he’s been asked for three years have become more succinct with each re-asking. Read more

Tom Oates: New faces bring new energy to Green Bay

The Packers look like a rejuvenated bunch, a positive development that's often difficult to accomplish without taking the drastic step of changing head coaches. Read more

Outdoors

Registration open for Wildquest Camp

LACONIA — Openings are still available in the Wildquest Summer Camp program at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. The programs r… Read more

Sailing classes for youths start May 30 in Gilford

GILFORD — The Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association is offering a series of after-school sailing lessons for youngsters with little or no … Read more

Health

Prescott Farm to hold herbal medicines workshop June 2

LACONIA — Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center is offering a workshop entitled "Herbal Spa Day of Pure Beauty: Creative Non-Toxic H… Read more

May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month

FRANKLIN — In recognition of May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Franklin VNA & Hospice reminds area residents that, in … Read more

Obituaries

Virginia George, 90

MANCHESTER — Virginia (Valliere) “Ginny” George, 90, of Manchester died May 24, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Sh… Read more

Judith A. Metzger, 74

ALEXANDRIA — Judith A (Lemner) Metzger, 74, of Alexandria, passed on May 23, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Read more

Katherine H. Droin, 94

BELMONT—Katherine Helen Drouin, 94, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, surrounded by her loving famil… Read more

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