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Amputee to reattempt lake swim Friday

By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — A Massachusetts man with a prosthetic leg will make another attempt at swimming the length of Lake Winnisquam on Friday. Mike Welsch, who has managed to swim every New Hampshire lake except for Winnisquam, planned to hit the waters on Aug. 17, until a medical emergency forced him to postpone his attempt at checking off the last one on his list. “Friday is my last day,” Welsch said, “and... Read more



Pain shared is pain halved; families touched by opioids not …

To The Daily Sun, Behind every person who dies in the opioid epidemic, there is a family left behind. While nothing I can ever say or do can take away your pain, I hear you. I hear your anguish and suffering. I sit at funerals with you and share your tears. Pain shared is pain halved. You are not alone. I hold all of you in my heart and prayers. Beth Copithorne Wolfeboro Read more

22-08-2017 Hits:57 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Solar eclipse baby

Solar eclipse baby

The day of the solar eclipse was a busy day for the Family Birthplace of Lakes Region General Hospital. Little Oliver here, with his parents, Raven Foss and Joshua Ritson, was one of three babies born Aug. 21, 2017, the day of the first total solar eclipse since 1979. He won’t remember this one, but Oliver can catch the next one in 2024 when he’s 7 years old. (Courtesy LRGHealthcare) Read more

22-08-2017 Hits:51 Community Announcements Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski


Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., 93

Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., 93

  AURORA, Ill. — Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., M.D., 93, of Aurora and Niceville, Florida, and originally from Chicago, died peacefully in Aurora on Aug. 21, 2017, after a long and full life of many blessings. The timing of his departure from this life was impeccable, as he died on his 69th wedding anniversary, during the eclipse of the sun, at 12:34 p.m., reminding his family that he was born on 1-2-3-4, that is, Jan... Read more

22-08-2017 Hits:129 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

8-24-17 Calendar

Library Events Foreign Movie Night, Gilford Public Library, 7 to 9 p.m. For details call 6035246042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; Friends of the Library Book Sale, 2 to 8 p.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Artists' Group, Sanbornton Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. Teen Tie Dye, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 6 p.m. For details call 603-364-2400. Events at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton: Yoga with Shannon, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Story Time, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.; T'ai... Read more

22-08-2017 Hits:70 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Michael Barone - What identity politics hath wrought

There's a whiff of Weimar in the air. During the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-33), Germany was threatened by Communist revolutionaries and Nazi uprisings. Foreign Minister Walter Rathenau was assassinated, and violent street fighting was commonplace. Then Adolf Hitler took power in 1933. America is nowhere near that point. But many surely agree with The American Interest's Jason Willick, who wrote Sunday that "this latest round of deadly political violence has" him "more afraid for... Read more

22-08-2017 Hits:58 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler