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Civil liberties vs. national security focus of talk at Meredith library

MEREDITH — A retired attorney and law school professor will deliver a lecture on the balance between civil liberties versus national security at the Meredith Public Library, on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library, 91 Main St.

In his talk Richard Hesse will consider the trade-offs and considerations facing citizens and non-citizens alike. As the federal government continues to address new national security issues in the wake of 9/11 the uneasy balance between security and civil liberties is receiving renewed attention.

Hesse holds a law degree from Georgetown University, and is a professor emeritus at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He has published widely on a variety of legal and ethical topics. Served as a community lawyer in Philadelphia heading a police community relations project before moving to Boston to head a national project focused on the constitutional rights of consumers.

At the Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the UNH School of Law) he concentrated on state and federal constitutional law and international human rights. Hesse has been an advocate for civil and human rights for more than 25 years and was twice awarded the Bill of Rights Award by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union.

Hesse's talk is paid for through a grant from the NH Humanities Council and by the Friends of the Meredith Library.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:18

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Blues band with a twist to perform at Pitman's Sat

LACONIA — The Willie J. Laws Blues Bands, a group with deep roots in Texas music tradition and uniquely American roots music, will perform Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room, 94 New Salem St.

Raised in the Gulf Coast of Texas, Laws developed his "funky blues" guitar and vocal sound, influenced by Texas Blues and R&B, Tex-Mex Tejano/Conjunto, Louisiana Zydeco, and Country.

Laws' work over the past 25 years includes performing as the house band for The House of Blues in both Las Vegas and New Orleans, and as well as Margaritaville in the Crescent City. He performs nationally and internationally with the Grammy award-winning Tejano band "Los Texmaniacs." While living in Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, and California he repeatedly opened for BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd and numerous others. Laws now lives in Massachusetts.
Tickets for the program are $15. A catered dinner buffet will be available before the show. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 527-0043.


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Newfound presents the show Once On This Island

BRISTOL — Newfound Regional High School presents the 34th annual school and community musical Once on this Island performed on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the NRHS Theater.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 744-6006.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:00

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Annual flashlight egg hunt held in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring their Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3 at 7:25 p.m. at the Gilford Elementary School.

This program is open to all Gilford children through the fourth grade. All participants must register in the Cafeteria prior to the event. The event will be broken into three age groups; kindergarten and younger, grades 1-2, and grades 3-4. There is no fee for this program, but all participants should wear appropriate footwear for conditions and bring their own flashlight and basket.

For more information, call the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

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