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Seaplane crashes into 40° Lake Winnipesaukee

ALTON — A pilot suffered from cold water immersion but escaped without serious injury when his single-engine seaplane crashed and sank on The Broads, north of Rattlesnake Island, on Lake Winnipesaukee at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday. Vadim Gayshan, 59, of Sudbury, Mass. was found by Marine Patrol officers Joshua Dirth and Philip Carpenter at 12:50 p.m., 20 minutes after the crash was reported, straddling the tail section of the largely submerged plane and waist deep in water. Gaysan was brought aboard the patrol with a throw ring and taken to Glendale, where he was met buy an ambulance from Alton Fire... Read more

Letters

For Northern Pass, we are nothing but an energy pass-through…

To The Daily Sun, New England states are in a give-and-take energy policy mode. Massachusetts wants to provide northern states with a natural gas flow, and in return, Massachusetts want more renewable energy: like Northern Pass and Wind Energy. Many Northern New England states have a real interest in growing out their gas pipeline infrastructure coming from Massachusetts. And in return Massachusetts wants a large-scale renewable energy source. In other words: transmission lines from the north and... Read more

Columns

Sanborn — Is your realtor as dumb as a doorknob?

If someone refers to their realtor as being as dumb as a doorknob, there are several possible meanings. Today, well, he could be just not all that smart. But, in olden days, it could have meant that your realtor was just a quiet sort of guy. The saying "dumb as a doorknob" appears to be derived from the saying as "dead as a doornail" which was used by literary English greats such as Shakespeare and Charles... Read more

Sports

Gilford tennis finds fourth win

The Gilford High School girls' tennis team picked up its fourth win of the season on Friday, beating White Mountains 7 matches to 2. White Mountains took both the top singles matche, won by Lisa Windeler, and the top doubles match, with Windeler paired with third-seeded singles player Emma Ainsworth. However, Gilford took the balance of the matches, with Abby Lines, Kayla Vieten, Abigail Kourafas, Sisi Remick and Brook Poll all winning their singles matches. Gilford... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Jenot-Lamper

Amanda Jenot and Donald Lamper Sr. Allen and Christine Jenot of Meredith, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Rose Jenot to Donald Allen Lamper Sr., son of Anna MacDonald of Laconia, NH and Troy Lamper of Center Harbor. The future bride is employed at Wal-Mart in Gilford, NH. The groom is employed at Lakes Region Casino in Belmont, NH. The Wedding Day is planned for Aug 16, 2014. Read more

Calendar of Events

4-23-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Tea Party meeting featuring guest speaker Andrew Hemingway. 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Police/Fire Building next to the library. Hemingway will speak about his run for governor. For more information email markbiller@hotmail.com. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire holds a brown-bag lunch to share the story of their work on behalf of vulnerable New Hampshire Youth. 1:30 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Welcome Center. No registration required.  Events at the Hall... Read more

Announcements

Charles P. 'Chick' Vuzvunis, 87

LACONIA — Charles "Chick" Paris Vusvunis, 87, of 59 Cottonwood Avenue died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Monday, April 21, 2014 surrounded by his family. Mr. Vusvunis was born September 3, 1926 in Worcester, Mass., the son of the late Paris and Marianne (Alexiou) Vusvunis. Mr. Vusvunis served in the U. S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific onboard the USS Bunker Hill. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and was owner of the Bluebird... Read more

Births

Birth- Mila Eloise Lucille Letourneau

Mila Eloise Lucille LetourneauMila Eloise Lucille Letourneau was born February 12, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are Michael and Mary Beth Letourneau of Belmont, NH. She joins her big brothers Isaiah James, 14, and Liam John Steven, 18 months. The maternal grandparents are Steven and Colleen Tewksbury of Hebron, NH. The paternal grandparents are Jean-Luc and Monique Letourneau of Compton, QC. The great-grandparents are... Read more

People

Zachary J. Hamel - Graduation

Manhattan, New York - The 143rd commencement exercises of St. John's University were held on Saturday, May 19 with more than 2500 degrees being conferred to students at the doctoral, master and bachelor levels. Zachary J. Hamel, the son of Mitch and Debra Hamel of Laconia majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Read more

Obituaries

Alice G. Hewitt, 90

GILFORD — Alice Gray Hewitt, 90, formerly of 14 Allen Road, died on Friday, April 18, 2014.Mrs. Hewitt was born in Center Sandwich on July 31, 1923, the daughter of Richard and Silvia (Burnham) Gray. She had lived in the Lakes Region since 1946.Mrs. Hewitt was a member of the Lakeport Woman's Club and a long standing member of the Hannah Frances Rebekah Lodge 41, Lakeport and of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport. She... Read more

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