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LACONIA — In a letter to the Belknap County Commission, the City Council this week added its voice to those who have already expressed misgivings about the process of planning for a new correctional facility. The council acted in response to a report by Ricci Greene Associates that recommended constructing a county corrections facility at an estimated cost of $42.5 million as well as incrementally increasing personnel, which would raise the annual payroll from $1.6 million to $4.2 million.
Thomas R. Lyons Jr. told commissioners he’ll be a hands-on owner, at the establishment for most of the 55 hours a week it will be open. Lyons said operating hours would be from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., five... 0