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Shaker delays 'culture' study to new school year

BELMONT — The Shaker Regional School Board decided by consensus Tuesday night not to hire PCG Education of Boston to conduct a so-called "culture" study district schools. Board Chair Sean Embree said in a media release yesterday that the reason the board chose to pass on spending $19,400 on the study was because PCG Education said it would need to customize a study and it didn't think the customizations could be accomplished within the time frame set by the school district. "There simply isn't enough time to get this done and get the surveys out before the end of the school year,"... Read more


We have truly created a U.S. monster in our ability to kill

To The Daily Sun, If a man wants to protect his property he builds a fence. Still, feeling insecure he builds another fence. He continues building fences until he has a hundred fences. By now, his neighbors begin to question his apparent paranoia. Over the years he builds ten-thousand fences. He attempts to justify his defensiveness with outlandish stories of enemies everywhere and threats to his safety and well being. If this story refers to the United... Read more


Jim Hightower - Mailman on a mission

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow — nor even the likelihood that he'd be killed en route — could stop this letter carrier from making his appointed rounds. Doug Hughes is one gutsy and creative mailman. In April, this rural letter carrier from Florida stunned the Secret Service, eluded federal aviation authorities, embarrassed Washington's haughty all-seeing security hierarchy and threw members of Congress into a chaotic panic. Hughes did all this by boldly flying his tiny,... Read more


Correction: Tibbits took 1st place for floor event

A caption printed in the May 19 edition incorrectly reported the results of a recent state-wide gymnastics competition. Adrianna LaFlower of the Lakes Region Gymnastics Academy Bronze team came in first in bars, beam and vault and second on floor. Skye Tibbits took first place on floor for the Bronze team. The bronze team rallied second place in The State Championship on May 10, 2015. 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

5-26-17 Calendar

Pitman's open mic Community Coffee House to help raise funds for Alana Persson who will be traveling with Up With People (UWP), 6-8:30 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. Cost is $7 at the door. Hot and iced tea/coffee, water bottles, and desserts provided. 50/50 raffle and silent auction. All musicians., poets, comedians, storytellers, etc., welcome to perform. For more information call 581-5517 or email Presentation on the history of New England's stone walls... Read more


Talk Friday about creating habitat for native bees

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host "Creating Forage and Nesting Habitat for Native Bees" on Friday, May 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. NH is home to several hundred species of native bees. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, will discuss the roles and importance of native bees in New Hampshire's natural ecosystems and agriculture and will discuss what you can do to support native bees on your property by protecting, creating, and enhancing forage and... 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


18-hole indoor mini-golf course opens at Funspot

LACONIA — Funspot Family Entertainment Center in Weirs Beach has recently opened its brand new 18 Hole Indoor Mini-Golf Course. Featuring hand-made scale models of New Hampshire landmarks, the theme of Funspot's outdoor mini-golf since the 1960s, this 5,500 square foot course is suitable for all ages and costs $5 to play. In 1964 the outdoor mini-golf was the first attraction built at Funspot after the business moved from its original location above Tarlson's Arcade on... Read more


Paul V. Fleming, Jr., 61

HEBRON — Paul Vincent Fleming, Jr. died after a long heroic fight against pancreatic cancer on Monday May 25, 2015 at Speare Memorial Hospital with his family present. He was born on January 30, 1949 in Dorchester, Mass. to Lois Marguerite (Unangst) and Paul V. Fleming, Sr. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Ciandella) Fleming, his wife and his children Michelle Fleming, Jonathan Amann, Paul M. Fleming and Joseph Fleming. He also leaves behind... Read more

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