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3 youngsters now say they saw fatal accident

LACONIA — Three new eyewitnesses to the car crash that killed a local middle school girl and serious injured another on April 19, 2013 have come forward, prompting both sides to agreed to delay Amy Lafond's trial until at least June or July. Lafond, who is represented by attorney Mark Sisti, had been scheduled to stand trial on May 5; however, in light of the new witnesses, Belknap County Judge James O'Neill III granted the extension. Lafond, 53, is charged with is charged with manslaughter and two counts of negligent homicide for allegedly causing the death of Lilyanna Johnson after she allegedly... Read more


Don Ewing (4-16) 429 SCHOOL CHOICE

To The Daily Sun, I believe most Americans want other Americans to be happy and successful. However, despite claims to the contrary, progressive politicians fight for the special interests that reward them, even if helping the special interests hurts most Americans. Let's consider something of vital importance to children, public education. Over the last 40 years progressive politicians have taken increasing control over public education resulting in increasingly bad results, especially for the children of poor families. Progressive politicians... Read more


Froma Harrop - Lessons not learned in Boston bombing

Airport gift shops throughout New England are piling "Boston Strong" T-shirts in vivid colors. "Boston Strong" became a rallying cry of solidarity after the terrorist bombing last year at the Boston Marathon.As the anniversary of the attack — and the next race on April 21 — approaches, emotional coverage of the event and aftermath is reaching feverish levels. A multipage spread in The Washington Post, "How Boston Stayed Strong," heaves with charged language: "harrowing," "carnage,"... Read more


Ice racing club crowns its champions

A long hard winter may have caused dismay to some, but not the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club. The club raced on eight weekends this year, making the 2014 one of the longer seasons in recent years. On Saturday the racers, friends and families gathered at the Moultonboro Lions Club to crown the 2014 champions and celebrate the season. The Lakes Region club races on oval tracks prepared on Lee and Berry ponds with 4 divisions... Read more



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

4-15-14 Calendar

The Alton Historical Society kicks off the 2014 program season with a presentation by former FBI agent Robert E. Lee. 7 p.m. at the Gilman Library in Alton. Refreshments served. Annual Passover Festivities commemorating the Jewish exodus from Egypt held at Temple B'nai Israel in Laconia. 5:30 p.m. Features music, dinner and singing. All members of the community welcome to participate. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information or to make... Read more


Belmont Recreation Trail Meeting on April 24

BELMONT — A Belmont Recreation Trail update and organization meeting will be held Thursday, April 24 at the Belmont Corner Meeting House from 7-8:30 p.m. “After 14 years on the drawing board, we're excited about moving forward . We will provide an update on the work planned and reach out for more people in the community to get involved. We plan to expand the BRATT Committee with a broad spectrum of trail users and local businesses... Read more


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


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


Stephen A. Small, 60

THORNTON — Stephen Allen Small, 60, of Upper Mad River Road, died suddenly on April 12, 2014, in Campton. Born in Salem, Massachusetts on May 22, 1953, Stephen was the son of Leonard and Edna (Bell) Small. Stephen grew up in Peabody, Mass. and graduated from Peabody High School. He went on the attended two years at Essex Agricultural School, in Middleton, Mass. He resided in the Peabody area for many years and has been a resident... Read more

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