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City manager to negotiate sale of city lot

LACONIA — The City Council last night rejected two offers — one from Lakeport Landing and the other from Irwin Marine – for the property on Union Avenue leased for the past 30 years to Landing Landing, both of which fell shy of the appraised value of $480,000. The property, a 0.81 acre strip between the roadway and railway was leased to Lakeport Landing in 1985 for 10 years with two 10-year renewal periods. The lease will expire on November 1, 2015 and cannot be renewed again. In 1987 Lakeport Landing constructed a 9,840-square-foot building on the lot. Under the terms... Read more


People now thank my Vietnam veteran husband for his service

To The Daily Sun, In the past few months, we (Eveleen and Ron Barcomb) have had our breakfast paid for by three anonymous couples. Once at Grammy Judy's in Franklin, and twice at the Tilt'n Diner. We wanted to thank the anonymous folks for their kindness and generosity. You don't even know how proud it makes Ron feel — being a Vietnam Veteran who was spit at in airports while flying home to New Hampshire in uniform... Read more


Pat Buchanan - The decline of Christian America

"This is a Christian nation," said the Supreme Court in 1892. "America was born a Christian nation," echoed Woodrow Wilson. Harry Truman affirmed it: "This is a Christian nation." But in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama begged to differ: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation." Comes now a Pew Research Center survey that reveals the United States is de-Christianizing at an accelerated rate. Whereas 86 percent of Americans in 1990 identified as Christians, by 2007, that was down... 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


Farm brunches at Moulton Farm start May 31

MEREDITH — Starting on Sunday, May 31, Moulton Farm in Meredith kicks off their popular series of farm brunches. "It's a nice way to enjoy some great food while relaxing and enjoying the view of our fields and gardens," says John Moulton, owner of the Meredith farm that has been actively farmed since the 1890's. The entire family will enjoy the farm's outdoor brunch buffet featuring seasonal fruit, baked goods, and egg and breakfast meat dishes... 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


Sherry A. Rousseau, 66

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Sherry A. (Hurd) Rousseau, 66, of Framingham, died peacefully in her home on May 23rd after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Laconia, N.H. on August 1, 1948, she graduated from Laconia High School and later from Lakes Region General Hospital School of Nursing. Sherry spent thirty-two dedicated years working as a surgical nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital. Beyond nursing, she enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved a good... Read more

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