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Local News

City Council aims for economic growth

By Michael KitchTHE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Fostering the growth of the local economy and righting the balance of the demographic profile while improving the performance of municipal government emerged as the major objectives when the City Council and department heads held a strategic planning session at the Central Fire Station yesterday. The session, like those in 2011 and 2013 was facilitated by a representative of the New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange, known as Primex... Read more

Letters

Which candidate would you want to make court appointments?

To the Daily Sun, Most of us do not find fault with Ben Franklin with his comment: "Those who surrender freedom for security should not have, nor do they deserve, either one." Until 9/11 Ben was right, end of conversation. The last election for me was 1992. My issue: Have the state of New Hampshire clean up the building and land for the prison, and move the prisoners to another location. Reason for this letter is during the... Read more

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Announcements

Wild and Scenic film festival coming to the Flying Monkey

PLYMOUTH — The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Plymouth State University's Office of Environmental Sustainability and other Plymouth State University sponsors host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at The Flying Monkey in Plymouth on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person; $5 for PSU students. They can be purchased online at www.flyingmonkeynh.com or by callng 536-2551. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.Wild & Scenic focuses on films... Read more

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Obituaries

Robert Aubrey Harper, 86

Robert Aubrey Harper, 86

BELMONT — Robert Aubrey Harper 86, of Durrell Mountain Road, died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Laconia, son to the late William and Caroline (Lyman) Harper. As an army veteran of the Korean War, he served as part of the original Belmont Police Department for eight years and then the Fire Department for 32 years. Within that time he also served... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-6-16 Calendar

Events at Belmont Public Library: Take Your Child to the Library Day, beginning at 9 a.m.; Lego Club at Belmont Public Library. 10 a.m. Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Let's Go Lego, 10 a.m. Take Your Child to the Library Day at Moultonborough Public Library: 10 a.m. to noon. For details, call 476-8895. Take Your Child to the Library Day at Sanbornton Public Library. 9:30 a.m. Social Security: Avoid Mistakes. Maximize your Benefits program at Laconia Public... Read more

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People

Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Columns

Lakes Region Profiles — The Lakes Region is alive with the s…

By Mary O'Neill Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   The Lakes Region is known for its abundance of four-season sports and outside activities: swimming, skating, boating, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, yard sailing, antiquing, skiing... the list goes on and on. But do not underestimate the sound of music in the Lakes Region. The New Hampshire Music Festival has brought music to the area for over 63 years. When it was founded in 1952, the festival consisted of... Read more

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