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Sanbornton moves to restaff weary road workers

By DAVID CARKHUFF, LACONIA DAILY SUN SANBORNTON — The town interviewed candidates to fill a sixth slot in the Department of Public Works Friday, after the department director made it clear he needed a snow plow truck driver after an exhausting winter. Multiple snow storms and rain storms created freezing conditions that put pressure on road departments and their budgets. In mid-February, selectmen learned that the town was over its sand and salt budget by $15,000. The budget... Read more


Delegation needs to act responsibly regarding nursing home c…

To The Daily Sun, An open letter to the Belknap County Delegation: Budget cuts will cost the Belknap County Nursing Home (BCNH) the service and care that residents deserve. Three areas of proposed cuts are to the activity aides, dietary aides and LNAs. Activity aides area a necessary component of the resident's physical and mental health. By providing activities and entertainment, the aides help to keep residents from depression and further debilitating their already fragile health. The dietary aids... Read more

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Woman sentenced in case of Wolfeboro man’s drug-related deat…

CONCORD — Tanya McCormack, 27, of Effingham pleaded guilty March 16 in Carroll County Superior Court to selling fentanyl that caused the death of Cole McMahon, 22, of Wolfeboro, said New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Wolfeboro Police Chief Dean Rondeau.McCormack was sentenced to 11 to 22 years in the New Hampshire State Prison with three years suspended off of the minimum and maximum portion of the sentence for selling the controlled drug... Read more

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Augustus 'Gus' Poisson, 57

BRISTOL — Augustus "Gus" Poisson, 57, of Bristol, passed away March 23, 2017, at Concord Hospital. Born May 28, 1959, he was the son of Glennice Poisson and the late Walter Poisson Sr. Gus graduated from Laconia High School in 1977 and joined the Marine Corps. During his service, he traveled overseas and around the country. He later worked maintenance at Freudenberg-NOK for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. In... Read more

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Calendar of Events

3-26-17 Calendar

Theater "Stuart Little," Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith, 2 p.m. Presented by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department. For details call 603-279-0333 or go to Interlakes Children's Theatre Auditions for Summer Shows at Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium, Meredith, noon to 6 p.m.​, in Meredith. For details call 603-707-6035.         Music Violin and Piano Duo in Concert, Taylor Community (Woodside Building), 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 3 to 4 p.m. For details email       Special Community Taste of the Lakes Region, Church Landing... Read more

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Michael Barone - Base rage ill serves Democratic Party

In a week chock-full of news, the party that on the night of Nov. 8 found itself, much to its surprise, very much out of power has been having difficulty finding a way to return. Democratic senators, urged on by the left blogosphere and party activists, peppered Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with hostile questions, but to no apparent effect. They have failed to raise fears that Gorsuch would vote to repeal the 44-year-old Roe v... Read more

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