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Lakes Region honors those who gave all

Lakes Region honors those who gave all

Ceremony in Laconia focused on John L. Sanborn, who died in the Korean War at 18 By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Together with their counterparts in cities and towns across the state and around the country, residents of Laconia yesterday remembered and revered the men and women who lost their lives in the service of our country with a parade along Main Street and ceremony at Veterans Square to mark Memorial Day. Under a gray... Read more


You can't argue something is true because you read it on a w…

To The Daily Sun,Russ Wiles wrote a misleading letter (which may be a redundant statement) that denigrates Prof. E. Scott Cracraft and the prestigious Southern Poverty Law Center while giving us his argument of how illegal immigrants receive "welfare benefits." There's one problem with his argument. He says this is possible because the "native-born kids of those parents who came here illegally are eligible." What he forgets to mention is that a person born in... Read more

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Doyle downs field, earns state Am entry

By BEN STONE, Contributing Writer LACONIA — With the 113th New Hampshire State Amateur being held at Laconia Country Club July 11 to 16, the host club is awarded one automatic qualifier. On Saturday afternoon, the club hosted a 36-hole event to determine who would earn a spot in the State Am. Nineteen members threw their name in the hat, and at the end of the day Dan Doyle outlasted the heat and the competition, with... Read more

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Joan B. Haddock 82

Joan B. Haddock 82

  Joan B. Haddock 82 CONCORD — Joan Beverly (Bragg) Haddock 82, of Maitland Street, longtime resident of Laconia, died suddenly at Concord Hospital Thursday, May 26, 2016. Joan was born Dec. 17, 1933 in Laconia, daughter to the late Walter Dubois and Leafie Leorabelle Bragg. She was raised by her loving maternal grandparents, John I. and Mazie (Goodridge) Bragg. Joan worked for the State of New Hampshire Laconia State School for more than 17 years before retiring in 1988. Joan... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-1-16 Calendar

Adult Coloring at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-744-3352. Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Arts and crafts, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Check out an expert, 10 a.m. to noon; Magic: The Gathering, 3 to 4 p.m. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Evening story time, 6 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Genealogy Club, 2 p.m. Preschool Storytime at Belmont... Read more

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Notable people - Robbie Vachon

Notable people - Robbie Vachon

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Following in his father's footsteps, Robbie Vachon, the son of Scoot and Bethanie Vachon and member of the class of 2012 at Laconia High School, will graduate May 22 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Born at the Marine Air Station at Cherry Point, N.C. where his father Scott was serving, Vachon... Read more

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Froma Harrop - In politics, you don't get to build your idea…

Bernie Sanders is clearly winding down his campaign for the Democratic nomination. In speeches and interviews over the weekend, he started turning his lance away from Hillary Clinton and toward Donald Trump. Though most of his supporters say they will make the transition to Clinton, a sizable minority — 28 percent, according to a recent poll — insist they will not. Some vow to cast ballots for Trump. The dedicated liberals among them (as opposed to... Read more

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