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School Board aims to get public involved in developing its new strategic plan

LACONIA — The Strategic Planning Committee of the School Board is targeting October 18 as a day for school "stakeholders" to come together and provide their individual thoughts about the School District's goals for the next five to seven years. Committee members said last night that they would be sending invitations to a wide variety of individuals in Laconia, including business owners and leaders, parents, politicians, as well as former students and local college administrators, for their input into Laconia's education goals. The subcommittee said it wants a multi-generational look at the School District and suggestions on what the district should look... Read more


Man who headed last administration was president in name onl…

To The Daily Sun,In a recent contribution to this forum, Mr. "I don't have to proof anything" Earle has the audacity to suggest that Mr. Hoyt only voted for President Obama "because he is black"; talk about playing the race card! Obama won 69.5 million votes in 2008 and 65.9 million votes in 2012; is Earle suggesting that all these voters cast their ballots for him just because of the color of his skin? He... Read more


James Pindell - After poor primary turnout, it's time to mov…

I saw a children's map of the United States recently that I am afraid might not that accurate. Along with the names and borders of states there we also icons representing that particular state's accepted brand. For Georgia there were peaches. For Indiana, a race car. For New Hampshire, there was a ballot box. It should be a point of pride for Granite Staters that our state is known as an icon for American politics. With... Read more


Gilford volleyball cruises to win #4Gilford volleyball tops …

The Gilford volleyball team coasted to its 4th victory of the season on Tuesday by beating Kennett in three straight games 25-14, 25-20 and 25-9. Gilford used 95 percent serving, 27 kills, 8 aces and 52 digs to earn the win. Jordan Dean (3 aces) led the Gilford offense with 14 kills, 9 of which came in game 2. Dean connected on Shannon Mercer's sets in game two by putting down kills for points 2,... Read more


Anniversary - Poole

Don and Nancy Poole celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 5, 2014. They were married on September 5, 1964 in Westminster, Massachusetts. They have two children; Jennifer Flanders and Nathan Poole, both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Don and Nancy reside in Gilford, New Hampshire Read more

Calendar of Events

9-17-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Tea Party meting, 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. For more information email  'Tip a Cop' event at Applebee's restaurant in Tilton, 5-8 p.m. Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers will act as "Celebrity Servers" and all tips they receive will directly benefit the Special Olympics New Hampshire.  Constitution Day observance, noon, Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, in the Academic Commons (main entrance of new Science Building); celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of... Read more


Inter-Lakes PTO Walk-A-Thon to be held Sept. 28

MEREDITH — The seventh annual Inter-Lakes PTO Walk-a-thon and Family Fun Fitness Day will take place Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School Football Field. There will be games on every lap, food to each, fun games, live music, and raffle prizes. The Walk-a-thon is the Inter-Lakes PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. Those who cannot attend are welcome to send donations. Read more


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


Brittany Sulham Crowned Miss Littleton Area 2014

Brittany Sulham, Miss Littleton Area 2014 Brittany Sulham, was crowned Miss Littleton Area on Saturday, June 21st. She is a 2014 graduate of Profile High School. Her platform was the importance of not texting while driving and her talent is modern dance. Her proud grandparents are Jackie and John Nikolais of Gilford, NH. Brittany resides in Bethlehem, NH. Read more


William J. 'John' Cooper, 87

FRANKLIN — William Jonathan "John" Cooper, 87, a longtime resident of Franklin died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Genesis Center in Franklin surrounded by his loving family. His family is very grateful for the care and kindnesses given to John and his family during his stay there. John was born in Ireland's Eye, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, December 16, 1926, son of William and Mary (Miller) Cooper. John was one of seven children. He came to the... Read more

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