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Court unequivocally sides with lawmakers in budget dispute wiht Belknap Commission

LACONIA — Justice James D. O'Neill, III of Belknap County Superior Court yesterday granted the request of the Belknap County Convention for a preliminary injunction forbidding the Belknap County Commission from transferring funds of more $300 between line items in 2014 county budget without the written approval of the executive committee of the convention. The ruling represents a unqualified victory for the convention in its dispute with the commission over their respective authority for the county budget, which has roiled the county government for the past two years. Last month, the convention brought suit against the commission. Attorney David Horan, representing the... Read more

Letters

Raymond Howard is excellent choice to represent our three to…

To The Daily Sun, This letter is to support one of the candidates for the Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton N.H. House seat. His name is Raymond Howard. Ray is a born and bred native of New Hampshire. He has been a contractor, and self-employed, for over 34 years. Hard work and frugality are nothing new to this guy. He knows exactly what it takes to pay bills, including taxes. He brings that Granite State common sense with... Read more

Columns

Sanborn — Condo bubble?

There were a couple of articles recently in the Boston.com real estate blog about the Boston condo market. One was about a recent record setting $10.5 million sale back in May at the Four Seasons for a 3,525 square foot, four bedroom, three and a half penthouse unit. That's just shy of $3,000 per square foot folks! This same unit sold in 2000 for $6.3 million so someone made a pretty great investment. That appreciation was... Read more

Sports

Waukewan Ladies spend season's final day on the course

The Waukewan Ladies were delighted to play the final round for the season on August 26, a beautiful day filled with sunshine. The game of the day was a Best Ball Scramble. 47 women competed and the winning team scored an even par of 36. These 4 ladies won a trip to the prize table: Janet Pano, Carol Ashton, Karen Bourgeois, and Nancy Vercauteren. The four contest holes included Closest to the Pin in 2 shots... Read more

Weddings

Anniversary - Noe

Forrest and Dee Noe   Forrest and Dee Noe will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 22nd.  Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Forrest & Dee! From Your Loving Family       Read more

Calendar of Events

9-1-14 Calendar

25th Annual Alton Craft Fair featuring crafts, art, food, and music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alton Bay Community House and Waterfront on Route 11 in Alton. Free admission. Held rain or shine. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m.... Read more

Announcements

Reception Sat. for artist Betty Mitchell at Gilmanton Year-R…

GILMANTON — Long-time Gilmanton resident Betty Mitchell will display her paintings as Artist in the Library for September and October. A reception and opportunity to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, September 6, 1:30-3 pm at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library on Route 140, opposite the Gilmanton School. Betty describes the development of her interest in painting: "I started oil painting about ten years ago as a very part-time interest. However, the time devoted to... Read more

Births

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

People

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

Obituaries

Suzanne L. Day, 50

LACONIA — Suzanne Little Day, 50, of Laconia died unexpectedly on July 9, 2014 following a brief illness. Suzanne was born in Laconia , NH on March 21, 1964 to Joan Beach Little and Clayton Alton Little. Suzanne attended Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. She grew up in Center Sandwich. She was formerly employed by Hector's Restaurant in Laconia and by the former McKerley's Nursing Home in Laconia. Suzanne was a spirited woman, kind hearted, helpful and loving to all who... Read more

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