Local News

County jail called understaffed despite new officers

By ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Even with the addition of four corrections officers later this year, the Belknap County House of Corrections is still far from optimally staffed, members of the Belknap County Delegation were told Friday during a discussion of the proposed budget for the facility.Asked by Rep. Peter Spanos (R-Laconia) what the ideal ratio would be, Superintendent Keith Gray said that he would like to have at least six more... Read more

Letters

'Liberal' is commonly defined as open to new behavior or opi…

To The Daily Sun, Need a dictionary? Seems one of our old white men from the right, Russ Wiles, decided to create a new definition of "liberal" to substantiate his weak anti-left rants. Liberal is not defined as "liberating," Mr. Wiles. It is commonly defined as open to new behavior or opinions, open-minded or tolerant. Everything Mr. Wiles et. al. are not. He is a devout follower of the sick and twisted right-wing ideology. He believes that the only... Read more

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Announcements

Laconia Little League holding work-out today

LACONIA — Laconia Little League will hold its first Winter Work-Out for the 2017 season today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. There will also be an opportunity for youngsters to register for the coming season's play. There is no charge to attend the work-out. To be eligible for Little League a youngster must have been born between May 1, 2004, and Aug. 31, 2012. Those planning to come to the work-out need to bring dry... Read more

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Obituaries

Raymond Falconer, 92

Raymond Falconer, 92

  Raymond Falconer, 92 LACONIA — Raymond Falconer, 92, former longtime resident of Sanbornton, died Thursday, Jan.19, 2017, at Concord Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born July 20, 1924, in New York City, son to the late Wallace and Beatrice (Tighe) Falconer. He served in the Army from April 12, 1946, to Oct. 8, 1947, and was stationed in the Philippines during World War II. Raymond worked for Allenair as the shipping and receiving manager for 30... Read more

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Calendar of Events

1-22-17 Calendar

"Fiddler on the Roof" Presented by Educational Theatre Collaborative, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, 2 p.m. For details call 603-535-ARTS.           Public Skating, Merrill Fay Arena, 468 Province Road, Laconia, noon to 1:30 p.m.. For details call 603-528-0789. Read more

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Columns

Bob Meade - It's up to the people . . .

I am sympathetic to the concerns for the Palestinian people. However, as Thomas Jefferson opined, "People get the government they deserve." The Israelis have been under attack or siege ever since they signed U.N Resolution 181 in 1948. They have attempted to resolve the issues peaceably a number of times but have been rebuffed at every turn. The United Nations has been both feckless and anti-Semitic throughout. Virtually nothing was done to Jordan when it captured and... Read more

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