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Hazardous bypass?

Hazardous bypass?

Fatal crashes on highway give rise to safety reminders By DAVID CARKHUFF/THE LACONIA DAILY SUN In the wake of two fatalities on the Laconia Bypass within a week's time, police reminded motorists to exercise caution and practice defensive driving on the 5.5-mile-long north-south highway.Two people died in separate crashes, the first from a collision between a Chevrolet Cobalt and a dump truck shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, which claimed the life of Arline L... Read more


Nothing indicates Trump comprehends notion of public service

To The Daily Sun, Neither Donald J. Trump, nor George W. Bush in 2000, won the popular vote. I did not vote for Mr. Bush but regarded him as my president because, as he said, "'I was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation." Despite my disagreement with many of his policies, I think that Mr. Bush lived up to this promise. In contrast to Mr. Bush, nothing indicates that Mr. Trump comprehends... Read more

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Tickets now available for Plant Extra for Hunger benefit con…

LACONIA — Tickets are now available for the Plant Extra for Hunger Concert scheduled for Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Peter O'Halloran and the Hired Men will perform at the New Hampton School's McEvoy Theater for this cause. Proceeds from the concert will help support NH Gleans-Belknap County, a program run by the Belknap County Conservation District. NH Gleans-Belknap County is part of a larger network operated by The Sustainability Institute at the University of... Read more

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Jean E. Surowiec, 84

Jean E. Surowiec, 84

SANBORNTON — Jean Eleanor (Stone) Surowiec, 84, a longtime resident of Sanbornton, died, Jan. 22, 2017, in the comfort of her home with family at her side following a brief illness. Jean was born in Franklin on Oct. 5, 1932, daughter of the late Milton and Eleanor (Kelley) Stone. She was a graduate from the Tilton-Northfield High School, class of 1950, and West Virginia Wesleyan College (Buckhannon, West Virginia) class of 1954. Jean completed graduate work... Read more

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Calendar of Events

1024017 Calendar

Teen Movie - "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," Laconia Public Library, 3 to 5 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Story Time, Goss Reading Room​, 188 Elm Street, Laconia (Lakeport), 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775.  Events at Gilford Public Library: Toddler Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.​; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story Time, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.; Makerspace: Woodworking, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Nightly Knitting, 6 to... Read more

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Alan Vervaeke - Someone to blame for Ft. Lauderdale

Another gunman this week? One hearing voices? Voices telling him to hurt people? Golly, why didn't someone DO something? Five dead people. A grandfather. A great-grandmother. Killed right next to their spouses.The gunman is a veteran. They said he has PTSD. His family said that serving his country in Iraq "changed him." That he could not get the images of dead children out of his mind. Mental illness and then issues involving domestic abuse. An... Read more

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