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Cloud hands over corrections project after lawmakers deny ex…

LACONIA — The future of the Belknap County Community Corrections Center remains in doubt following the Belknap County Delegation's defeat of a $229,500 supplemental appropriation request by a 7-7 tie vote Monday night.Belknap County Corrections Superintendent Keith Gray has said that he will not recommend to the Belknap County Commissioners that the new center be opened without the hiring of four additional corrections officers that were cut from his budget by the delegation earlier this... Read more


Jim Hightower - Stop blamming workers; bosses made this mess

The wailing in our country about the "invasion of immigrants" has been long and loud. As one complainant put it, "Few of their children in the country learn English ... The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages ... Unless the stream of the importation could be turned they will soon so outnumber us that all the advantages we have will not be able to preserve our language, and even our government will... Read more

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Gilmanton observing Memorial Day on Sunday

GILMANTON — Gilmanton will be celebrating Memorial Day on Sunday, May 28, at Smith Meeting House on Meetinghouse Road in Gilmanton. There will be a church service there, led by Pastor Christopher Stevens of the Gilmanton Community Church, starting at 10:30 a.m. Immediately thereafter, American Legion Post 102 will conduct Commemorative Ceremonies remembering military men and women who served in the armed forces. Music will be provided by the Gilmanton School Band.Members of the American... Read more

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Carolyn E. McDonough, 75

Carolyn E. McDonough, 75

  FRANKLIN — Carolyn Elizabeth McDonough, age 75, of Franklin, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side in Concord on May 22, 2017. She was born on May 23, 1941, in Somerville, Massachusetts, to Dorothy and Joseph Sweeney. Carolyn was a longtime resident of Bristol, New Hampshire, and Kennebunk, Maine. Carolyn and her husband, Bill, opened several restaurants together in Bristol, The Village Inn, Wellington Inn, Villa Garden, The Patio and The Homestead Restaurant... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-25-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Storytime (Birth-Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-5), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam: Knitting and Crochet Group, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Music and Movement, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Magic the Gathering Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Evening Book Discussion, 6 to... Read more

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Bob Meade - Are the last ones the last ones?

A friend recently sent me an e-mail entitled "The Last Ones." It was a recollection of the life experiences of those who were born in the 1930s and early 1940s. It talked about living through the Great Depression, playing outside until the street lights came on, the absence of formalized play structures like Little League. It told of the family sitting around the radio imagining the scenes brought to life through the magic of sound-effects... Read more

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