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Burchell fears cost of added staffing will drive 'community corrections' jail model beyond county's tolerance for taxes

LACONIA — Richard Burchell (R-Gilmanton), who was apparently ousted as commission chairman by his colleagues Monday morning, gave a one-man presentation following the commission's meeting on progress on a plan being developed for a so-called community corrections center for the county.''This is a discussion we should be having in Belknap County,'' said Burchell, who expressed skepticism that there was an appetite in the county for spending the amount of money he thinks it will take to build and staff an inmate rehabilitation and education center.Burchell said that there was a meeting held Friday at the county jail which he attended... Read more


Mr. Burchell should step down before he causes further embar…

To The Daily Sun, I did not vote for (Belknap County Commissioner Richard) Burchell and I hope those who did are embarrassed by his foolishness. This county is already paying a price due to his actions, which I find appalling. Then to read he now, wants to use a budget submitted by a former — thank God — county Rep. (Collette) Worsman, who is part of the problem to start with. I do not know either of the other... Read more


Bob Meade - Politics, green energy & Keystone pipeline

Whether we're watching television news, reading newspaper accounts of what's happening in our nation's capital, or just reading the letters to the editor section of our local paper, it's often all the same . . . political gamesmanship. Gone is respect for our Constitution. Gone is respect for the rule of law. Gone is respect for our nation's sovereignty. Gone is respect for the opinion of others. Gone is the willingness to "selflessly" contribute to our... Read more


Junior hockey: Fighting Spirit sweep Maine Wild

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit swept the Maine Wild this weekend and are primed for the playoff push. Saturday night saw the Spirit walk into Biddeford, Maine and take care of the Wild by a score of 7-2. Goalie Claes Endre was strong all night and made many key saves to allow the Spirit to increase the lead. Moultonborough native Tim Casey led the way scoring twice for the Spirit, one on a perfectly placed... Read more



Laura Crisanti and Joshua Carroll Mr. Cris Crisanti of Geneva, N.Y., announces the engagement of his daughter, Laura Catherine Crisanti, to Joshua Joseph Carroll, son of Judge James and Janet Carroll of Laconia, N.H.The future bride graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a bachelor of science and education degree and the State University of New York at Geneseo with a master of arts degree in speech language pathology. She is a speech language pathologist with Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services.The... Read more

Calendar of Events

3-1-15 Calendar

Indoor Farmer's Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Big Banana, 229 Messer St., Laconia. Food stamps accepted. Free kid's ice fishing derby at Lily Pond in Gilford, 9 a.m.-noon. Hosted by the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association. No registration required. Bait, equipment and lessons will be provided. Read more


Rabies clinic in Franklin on March 28

FRANKLIN – A rabies clinic and dog licensing event will take place on Saturday, March 28 from 2 to ­4 p.m. at the Franklin Fire Department. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in carriers. All fees must be paid in cash. The rabies vaccination is $12 per dog/cat. Dog licensing fees are as follows: $9 for male/female, $6.50 for neutered male, $6.50 for spayed female, and $2 for pets with... 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


Harold M. Murray Sr., 84

Harold M. Murray Sr., 84 CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Harold M. Murray Sr. passed away on Feb. 25, 2015, at the home of his daughter in Charlestown. He was born in Lynn, Mass., on Oct. 24, 1930. He was predeceased by his two sons, Ronald and Richard Murray; a grandson, Brandon Angell; and also a brother, Chester Murray. He leaves his daughter, Donna Angell and her husband Frank of Charlestown; sons, Harold M. Murray Jr. of Alton, N.H., and James... Read more

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