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Lake Winnisquam amputee swim postponed

BELMONT — A medical emergency forced Mike Welsch to postpone his attempt to swim the length of Lake Winnisquam yesterday.Cliff King, who was to pilot the boat accompanying Welsch on the first leg of his swim, said Welsch was admitted to Lakes Region General Hospital early Thursday morning, and was likely to remain there overnight until doctors were confident that he could be safely released.Welsch, who had one leg amputated after an accident while serving... Read more



There are no good guys here, only hate groups, left and righ…

To The Daily Sun, DANGER! Danger! The boogie men are coming, and there they are now! For months and years liberals have been warning about the KKK, white supremacists, etc. etc. suddenly here they are, like Big Foot strolling down Main Street. About all five hundred of them, one estimate said. Rebel flags flying, helmets, shields and clubs on full display. Oh the horror! But wait ! Coming to the rescue. . . who? What? Oh... Read more

17-08-2017 Hits:48 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


GOP chair to speak at tonight's Pemi-Baker GOP dinner

ASHLAND — State Republican Party Chairman Jeanie Forrester will be the featured speaker at the Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee’s spaghetti dinner today, Friday, Aug. 18 The meal, which spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main St. The cost of the diner is $10 at the door for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 years, with children 4... Read more

17-08-2017 Hits:57 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Richard W. Bennett, 76

Richard W. Bennett, 76

  SANBORNTON — Richard W. “Dick” Bennett, 76, passed peacefully on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Laconia with family and friends by his side.Born in Plymouth in 1941 of the late Lewis H. and Geneva M. (Pike) Bennett, and raised in Franklin, he was a 50-year resident of Sanbornton, where he resided with his beloved wife and family.Dick served in the National Guard before returning and voluntarily serving as fire captain for Sanbornton residents for 25... Read more

17-08-2017 Hits:65 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

8-19-17 Calendar

Library Events Teen Drop-In 3D Model Art, Gilford Public Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Let's Go Lego, Hall Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call y603-286-8971. T'ai Chi at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-744-8061. Events at Franklin Public Library: Family Story Time, 9:30 a.m.​ (Story with craft project to follow. All ages welcome. No signup needed. Craft materials provided.), Open Craft Group for Adults, 1... Read more

17-08-2017 Hits:37 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Bob Meade - Let's recapture civility

What we read in the “letters” section of this and other newspapers, is a microcosm of how our country is functioning today. Or, more accurately, how our country is dis-functioning today. Hardly a day goes by without our being able to read a letter demeaning another writer. The writers don’t make an argument of substance, but will often take someone to task for expressing their faith, or their differing political viewpoint, or because they’re old... Read more

14-08-2017 Hits:322 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler