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Relieving Meredith's summer traffic congestion being tied to possible expansion of prosperous commercial area, to the north

MEREDITH — As the Advisory Committee seeking to ease congestion at the US3/NH25 intersection wrestled with unenviable and unworkable choices, Rusty McLear of Hampshire Hospitality Holdings, Inc. yesterday suggested that he and the others with property abutting the critical junction — Albert Miltner of Bootleggers and Sam Laverack of Meredith Village Savings Bank — meet then offer their perspective to the panel. Selectman Lou Kahn, who chairs the committee, expressed concern that a private discussion among the property owners could compromise the openness of the process required by the Right-to-Know Law. McLear assured him that the property owners, all of whom... Read more

Letters

We need volunteer advocates for kids who need to feel safe

To The Daily Sun, For the last several years I have enjoyed coaching soccer to young kids. The parents of these kids typically outfit their child to look like a miniature version of a professional soccer player, practice with them at home and bring them to each practice and game. What really warms my heart though is when the children's "entourage" comes to cheer them on. The wild cheering is unconditionally positive and occurs regardless of... Read more

Columns

Susan Estrich - False equivalence

The "crossfire" mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middle, turning every debate into a shouting contest between the extremists who generate passion and ratings, and rarely reflecting the views of the majority in the middle. I've been saying for years that it might be just as entertaining, and certainly more productive, to see where ideological opposites find common ground.... Read more

Sports

Muskrats battling to protect playoff spot

Ten games remain in the New England Collegiate Baseball League regular season and the Muskrats are occupying the third playoff spot in the Northern Division. The top four teams advance to the postseason. The upcoming week could see the Muskrats secure a playoff spot early and give them time to rest and regroup for a deep playoff run. "This is a huge week for us in regard to the playoff seeding," GM Noah Crane said.... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Currier-Williams

Jennifer Currier & Matthew Williams                                       Kenneth and Lorenda Currier of New Hampton, NH and Guy and Cherie Williams of Hampstead, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Currier and Matthew Williams.  Jennifer graduated from Newfound Regional High School in 2006 and Eastern University in St. Davids, PA in 2009 with a BS in accounting and finance. She is currently employed at Bigelow & Ashton, PA in Wolfboro, NH. Matthew graduated from high school in 2005... Read more

Calendar of Events

7-20-14 Calendar

Jewish Food Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Temple B'nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia; offering an array of traditional Jewish foods. For more information visit www.tbinh.org  Montblanc chamber group performs, 3 p.m., Woodside Building at Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. Free. Interlakes Summer Theater production of "Miss Saigon," 5 p.m., Inter-Lakes High School Community Auditorium. Contact 1-888-245-6374 or visit www.interlakestheatre.com Franklin Footlight Theater presents "Footlight Flashback" a musical celebration of their past 20 seasons, 2 p.m., Franklin Opera House,... Read more

Announcements

Vintage car show on Saturday – admission is $5

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Rotary Club will be hosting its second annual vintage car show at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound in Laconia on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vintage vehicles will be on display along with special 50th Anniversary Mustangs. Last year, more than 150 vehicles were exhibited. Vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles, can register for $20 the day of the event. Admission is $5 per person, children... Read more

Births

Birth- Mila Eloise Lucille Letourneau

Mila Eloise Lucille LetourneauMila Eloise Lucille Letourneau was born February 12, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are Michael and Mary Beth Letourneau of Belmont, NH. She joins her big brothers Isaiah James, 14, and Liam John Steven, 18 months. The maternal grandparents are Steven and Colleen Tewksbury of Hebron, NH. The paternal grandparents are Jean-Luc and Monique Letourneau of Compton, QC. The great-grandparents are... Read more

People

Warren Graduates Yale School of Architecture

Kate Warren Kate M. Warren was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture at commencement exercises held on May 19, 2014. Kate attended Gilford schools and then high school at Phillips Exeter Academy, graduating with honors in 2006. She earned a BA in Economics with minors in Business and Spanish from New York University in 2010. She studied architecture at Columbia University in Paris and New York before entering the graduate... Read more

Obituaries

Phyllis R. Mitchell, 86

LACONIA — Phyllis R. (Milley) Mitchell, 86, of 227 Morningside Drive, died at her home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.Mrs. Mitchell was born August 9, 1927 in Everett, Mass., the daughter of the late Norman and Rowena (Noftle) Milley.Mrs. Mitchell resided in Natick, Mass. for forty-one years before moving to Laconia twenty-six years ago. She had been employed as an executive secretary for the Sears Group Office in Natick, Mass. for thirty-three years before retiring... Read more

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