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Former Pines Center maintenance man accused of rape is a for…

Former Pines Center maintenance man accused of rape is a former police officer

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN FRANKLIN — A former maintenance man who is charged with fondling two young girls on three separate occasions at the Tilton-Northfield Pines Community Center is a retired police officer. Robert Magoon, 73, of 27 Deer St. in Tilton worked for the Concord Police Department and retired in 1987, said Lt. Timothy O'Malley. He had been working as a part-time maintenance worker at the Tilton-Northfield Pines Community Center in Northfield during the... Read more


Bob Meade - Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do . . .

Politics is somewhat like the music scale. If you don't find a way to use the notes in the middle, you don't have any harmony . . . only the Do-Dos on each end. Have you noticed how we have spent our time, effort, and money building a "dependent" class of people. We have even made it easier to be classified as "disabled." by liberalizing the conditions to qualify for the benefits. The number of citizens... Read more

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Squam Lakes Association holding annual pancake breakfast Sat…

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will hold its annual Spring Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 28   from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This year the breakfast menu has been expanded to include not just pancakes but also bacon, fruit salad, oatmeal, coffee, juice and a fixins' bar. Cost is $10 per person and kids under five eat for free. The breakfast starts at 9 a.m. at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3, Holderness. All are... Read more

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Elise E. Lambert, 91

Elise E. Lambert, 91

  Elise E. Lambert, 91 HOOKSETT — Elise E. Lambert, 91, of Hooksett, died peacefully on May 23, 2016. Elise was born on Sept. 11, 1924, in Hooksett to Rodolphe and Alice (Thibodeau) Duhaime,  one of 13 children. She attended local schools and for several years worked as a seamstress. However, her most precious time was caring for her beloved husband William "Bill" H. Lambert Sr. and their five children. For a period of 20 years Elise and Bill lived... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-25-16 Calendar

Adult Coloring at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 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 Laconia Public Library: Preschool story time, 10 a.m.; Board game night for adults, 6 p.m.​ Events at Gilford Public Library: Line dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check out an expert, 10 a.m. to noon; Movie for teens, "The 5th Wave," 12:30... 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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Susan Estrich - This is real

This is not a television show. This is not one of those audience response things that measure how loudly we scream and or how many balls we throw. No, this is our democracy, of Presidents Washington and Jefferson and Madison and Jackson and Lincoln and Roosevelt and, yes, Reagan and Obama. And Donald Trump? No. Is there anyone who doesn't know, really know, that it isn't right? Listen to their arguments: It's okay to elect an unqualified megalomaniac neo-fascist with no... Read more

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