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Belmont man indicted for crash that killed 20-year-old
LACONIA — A Belmont man has been formally charged in connection with a fatal accident in Gilford on Aug. 28. Richard J. Conrod, 47, has been indicted for negligent homicide, aggravated DWI resulting in serious bodily injury, and two counts of second-degree assault.
How can post office operate with such a cavalier attitude?
Well now… it appears that the Laconia Post Office is under fire lately. It would seem their service (or lack thereof) to the public has upset several of their “customers.” Past letters have cited some serious faults with the delivery of the mail from the LPO to residences.
Laconia mail to be delivered just two times per week?
There have been quite a few letters lately concerning the inconsistent and sometimes not at all mail delivery we are experiencing. Yesterday, Saturday, our mail lady told us we would only get our mail delivered twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday. Packages would be delivered daily.
Eagles to open on the road; Dine to Donate is Tuesday night
CONWAY — After losing eight seniors to graduation, including four 100-point scores, the Kennett High ice hockey team will feature a new look this winter. While the Eagles may not be as offensively potent as in previous years, the hometown flock still plans to make some noise in Division III in this
Proposal would allow secret ballots at county level
LACONIA — When the Belknap County legislative delegation meets this week to elect their leadership, the state's Right-to-Know Law requires that the 17 members cast their votes in public.
3,000 guests enjoyed Christmas Village this year: thanks!
I would like to thank all the people who stepped forward this year to make the 2018 Laconia Christmas Village — the 43rd — a reality. This year was a challenge, with two of the three senior "elves’ missing. Armand and Ernie were missed but with help from friends we made it happen.
Stiles elected incoming chair of Bank of New Hampshire Board
LACONIA — The board of directors of Bank of New Hampshire has elected Suzanne Stiles as board chair, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Stiles will assume the role from Bruce Clow, who is retiring as of Dec. 31.
Podiatrist raises 525 items for homeless, others
ROCHESTER — Dr. Bille Bondar’s annual holiday drive collected 525 pairs of boots, shoes and socks this year, according to the Rochester podiatrist. Bondar collects donations at her Rochester Hill Road practice every November and December to help homeless adults, children and others in need.
Public forum in Laconia to introduce Granite Advantage Health Care Program
LACONIA — A public forum here in January is one of several around the state that the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services will conduct to introduce the Granite Advantage Health Care Program, the new health insurance program for people enrolled in expanded Medicaid.
Police: Drunk man breaches bail conditions by trying to get into NH residence
MERRIMACK, N.H. (WHDH) - A New Hampshire man previously arrested in connection to a domestic violence incident in Merrimack breached his bail conditions when he drunkenly tried gaining entry to a residence in town, police said.
No longer slated for euthanasia, Sicario gets a second chance
LACONIA — Sicario, the two-year-old German Shepherd that was slated for euthanasia as recently as Thursday, is likely unaware of the maelstrom that has been swirling around the New Hampshire Humane Society, both online in and the form of demonstrators in front of the nonprofit shelter. But all that
Taxes would increase under budget proposal
LACONIA — The amount of money to be raised by taxes would grow by 5 percent under the County Commission's proposed 2019 budget, which will be considered by the Belknap County Delegation on Thursday.
Broadcast fees going up fast, so cable bill has to rise as well
The Laconia Daily Sun recently published a letter from a customer of ours who expressed concern about recent increases in the price for cable services (Dec. 5, 2018, “Cable company makes it very difficult to stay with them”). We’re grateful for the feedback because we care about the impact our decis
Please, don't pee on our Christmas trees
Charlie Brown is racist. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer promotes bullying. The traditional Christmas season song, "Baby it's Cold Outside" is sexist and advances the rape culture. America: knock it off.
Man Exposed Himself At Merrimack Pool: Police
MERRIMACK, NH — A Nashua man was arrested this week after police said he exposed himself at the Merrimack YMCA. Arthur McDeed, 60, was charged with felony indecent exposure. He was released on bond pending an arraignment.
Venture capitalists are taking $18-an-hour jobs to understand the gig economy
Venture capitalist Jamison Hill was momentarily flummoxed by a strappy red garment. Hill, who is accustomed to working behind a desk in a San Francisco high rise, had pulled it out of a bag of strangers’ laundry that he was tasked with sorting, but with strips of fabric in unexpected places, it was
Group tries to stop euthanasia of dog in Laconia
LACONIA — Former and current employees of the N.H. Humane Society were protesting in front of the Meredith Center Road shelter on Thursday in an effort to prevent what they say is Friday’s scheduled euthanasia of a dog.
Lakes Region Children's Auction raises nearly $600,000
BELMONT — Thanks to the Pub Mania challenge and its 31 teams and 744 participants, the 2018 Lakes Region Children’s Auction went into the record books on Saturday having raised nearly $600,000 to help children and families.
Judge Rules in Favor of Breastfeeding Mother After Wrongful Termination
A judge in Merrimack County recently ruled in favor of a mother who sued the New Hampshire Department and Health and Human Services over allegations of wrongful termination. According to the lawsuit, the mother requested breastfeeding accommodations at her job. She was eventually “fired in September
The gift of an engraved brick will support WOW Trail
LACONIA — This holiday season, the WOW Trail Committee is offering a special certificate to honor a loved one with an engraved brick out on the Winnisquam-Opechee-Winnipesaukee Trail.