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Blanchette found guilty - Defense blamed victim for encourag…

Blanchette found guilty - Defense blamed victim for encouraging sexual conduct, jury found former deputy sheriff had raped inmate in his care

Former Belknap County deputy sheriff Ernest Justin Blanchette is handcuffed before leaving court following a pronouncement of guilt Thursday. (Gail Ober photo/Laconia Daily Sun)   By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN MANCHESTER — After deliberating for just 90 minutes, a nine-man three-woman jury found former Belknap County Sheriffs Deputy Ernest Justin Blanchette guilty of aggravated felonious sexual assault Thursday in connection with his conduct with an inmate he was transporting. Blanchette, 36, was taken into custody and remanded to... Read more

Letters

Obama has achieved his dream; America is circling the drain

To The Daily Sun, And the laughs just keep on coming for the Obama/Clinton aficionados. Frank M. Weeks thinks apologizes are in order. I don't think so Frank, if you want someone to apologize for the birther issue, give Hillary a call. It was her PACs that started it all, and that's documented. And the naysayers, oh come on, nearly every thing we on the right said about Obama from 2007 on, Barack himself proved us... Read more

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Announcements

Gilmanton School names second-trimester honor roll (164)

GILMANTON — Gilmanton School has named its second-trimester honor roll for the 2015-16 school year 6th Grade Honors: Finn Caldon, Tristan Dow, Cassandra Ellis, Isabella Gordon, Alexander Landry, Karina MacLeod, Jaiden McKenna, Tylar McSharry, Marlow Mikulis, Lela Schuler, Maegan Shute, Brianna Skehan, Peyton Vachon, Jasmyn Watt, Jacqueline Wright. High Honors: Elise Archibald, Claire Bartley, Hale Kutuk, Lindsay Shute, Esther Wrobel. 7th Grade Honors: Nathan Baumeister, Callista Carpenter, Autumn Clarke, Grace Denney, Arianna Dussault-Desautels, Gabriellah Gani-Leo, Madison Heyman, Paige... Read more

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Obituaries

Alyce L. Beaule, 71

Alyce L. Beaule, 71

  Alyce L. Beaule, 71 TILTON — Alyce L. (Bilodeau) Beaule, 71, a lifelong resident of Tilton, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the Genesis Center in Franklin following a period of failing health. Alyce was born in West Haven, Connecticut, Aug. 6, 1944, daughter of the late, Louis J. Bilodeau Sr. and Beatrice Rose (Bouffard) Bilodeau. She attended Northfield and Tilton schools and graduated from the Tilton-Northfield High School. She then attended a two-year business college. For many years... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-1-16 Calendar

Annual CROP Walk at the Newfound Nature and Fitness Trail behind the Bristol Fire Station. 1:30 p.m. Blessing of the Animals at Sanbornton Congregational Church/UCC. 5 to 6 p.m. For details call 286-3018. David Lake Fishing Derby at Gilmanton Church. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 267-6150. Pub Mania Bingo at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford. 3 to 5:30 p.m.​ For details call 493-9524. The Streetcar Company presents The Producers at Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith... Read more

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People

Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Columns

Pat Buchanan -America won't survive the death of God

In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ... They are unaware of the disaster that godlessness in the West has led to." These secular conservatives may think that "America can survive the death of God and religion," writes Prager, but they are wrong. And, indeed, the last half-century seems to bear him out. A people's religion, their faith, creates their culture... Read more

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