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New jail may open

Compromise seen possible on funding for Belknap County corrections officers By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — Members of the Belknap County Delegation appear to be still divided over a supplemental appropriation to fund the hiring of four corrections officers. But there appears to be some indication that a compromise may be in the works.Belknap County Commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to allow Corrections Superintendent Keith Gray to hire the four new officers he says are... Read more



Froma Harrop - You just need to be from New York

Anthony Scaramucci is two things Jeff Sessions is not. One, he is a New Yorker. Two, he is a New Yorker who made a bundle in finance. It matters not that the new White House communications director once called Donald Trump a "hack politician" on Fox Business. Or that Scaramucci has said he is for gay marriage, opposes the death penalty, doesn't want a wall with Mexico, is pro-choice and worries about climate change. Okay, so he... Read more

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Free beer for runners in NH Marathon on Sept. 30

BRISTOL — Kathleen’s Cottage and Amoskeag Beverages are Silver Sponsors of the 25th NH Marathon. The two businesses will be donating one free beer to each of the NH Marathon participants 21 years or older on the day of the event. The NH Marathon, first held in 1993 as a single race event run mainly around Newfound Lake, has evolved into four different events: the 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, a 10k race... Read more

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Kent 'Dee' A. Woods, 53

Kent 'Dee' A. Woods, 53

  Kent "Dee" A. Woods, 53 STARK — Kent “Dee” A. Woods, 53, of Stark passed away unexpectedly on Friday July 21, 2017. He was born and raised in Franklin, the son of Albert E. Woods, Sr. and Beverly F. (Cross) Ober. He raised his children in Northfield and moved to the North Country in 2004. Dee was employed by Mr. Neat Roofing. He loved woodworking, fishing, gardening, sitting by the campfire, loved his cats, and living in the town... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-26-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Magician Bob, 1 to 3 p.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-524-6042. Story Time at the Beach, Gilford Town Beach, 40 Varney Point Road, Gilford, noon to 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Gilford Public Library. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library:... Read more

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Michael Barone - The Detroit riot, 50 years later

Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig — an illegal after-hours bar — in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The statistics are horrifying. Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burnt, some 400 families displaced and property damage was estimated around $300... Read more

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