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Venomous postings on Yik Yak have schools reeling

LAKES REGION — A relatively new, smart phone "app" called Yik Yak has local school administrators scrambling to stop students from using it and rushing to repair the damage abusive language posted to a Twitter-like dialogue stream has already caused. Yik Yak allows people who have downloaded it to their phone to anonymously post anything they want to an Internet site. Through GPS, the location-based application allows anyone else who is using it within a 10 mile or so radius to read the postings. And many of the posts are vicious, filled with vulgarity and graphic sexual comments. Many were directed at... Read more

Letters

Fair play was only part of the reason unions came into being

To The Daily Sun, Just another GOP reason to vote for a Democrat, from Mr. Gorrell. The right-to-work CEOs are making way over millions while the local worker makes about $15­,000 to $25,000 per year. Some CEOs, like the guy from the NFL, make more in two weeks than most people will make in a lifetime. The right-to-work laws, or anti-union laws, are just another way of not paying a fair wage. Those companies and jobs... Read more

Columns

Pat Buchanan - Outside agitator

In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department. That's right. The president could not speak of war, terrorism and genocide without dragging in the incident in a St. Louis suburb where a white cop shot and killed a black teenager: "In a summer marked by instability in... Read more

Sports

Football round-up: LHS unleashes aerial attack against Hanov…

The Laconia Sachems offense adapted on Friday night from run first to an aerial attack in a 35-14 victory over Hanover. "We just took what they gave us," explained coach Craig Kozens. "Matt (Swormstedt) stepped up to the challenge." The senior QB had 159 yards passing and three touchdown passes. "I enjoy throwing the ball and had a lot of fun tonight," said Swormstedt. "I will do whatever it takes to win." Sachems corner Cody Greenwood... Read more

Weddings

Anniversary - Poole

Don and Nancy Poole celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 5, 2014. They were married on September 5, 1964 in Westminster, Massachusetts. They have two children; Jennifer Flanders and Nathan Poole, both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Don and Nancy reside in Gilford, New Hampshire Read more

Calendar of Events

9-29-14 Calendar

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach.Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information.Barbershop chorus meets... Read more

Announcements

Enterprise Center workshop Tuesday on creating a solid busin…

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth's (ECP) Small Business Start Up Series will begin the hard work of helping entrepreneurs and small business owners put their ideas on paper to plan their dreams of business ownership. Tuesday, October 7, from 8:00-10:00 a.m., in the large conference room at the ECP, Michael Tentnowski, the Director of the ECP, will introduce attendees to the fundamentals of creating a business. In this session, Michael will review the business... Read more

Births

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

People

Brittany Sulham Crowned Miss Littleton Area 2014

Brittany Sulham, Miss Littleton Area 2014 Brittany Sulham, was crowned Miss Littleton Area on Saturday, June 21st. She is a 2014 graduate of Profile High School. Her platform was the importance of not texting while driving and her talent is modern dance. Her proud grandparents are Jackie and John Nikolais of Gilford, NH. Brittany resides in Bethlehem, NH. Read more

Obituaries

Thomas A. Laflamme, 28

HOLDERNESS — Thomas Andrew Laflamme, 28, formerly of Slagus Drive, Holderness, died September 27, 2014, in Franklin, NH. Born in Laconia, NH on December 9, 1985, he was the son of Paul Anthony and Barbara Ann (Slagus) Laflamme. Thomas grew up in Laconia and graduated from Laconia Elementary and Middle School. He graduated from Plymouth Regional High School, class of 2004. He moved to Holderness in 2000 and has been residing in Franklin for the past few years. Tom... Read more

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