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Forrester eyes State School site for rehab center

BY MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN CONCORD — The Senate Finance Committee yesterday endorsed a proposal by state Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), who chairs the panel, to lease the property on North Main Street that formerly housed the Laconia State School and Lakes Region Facility (prison) to a private party for use as a substance abuse treatment and recovery facility. Cast as an amendment to House Bill 1695, the proposal carried the committee by a five-to-one vote... Read more


I was flabbergasted to read blast at Lakes Region's small bu…

To The Daily Sun, It's that time of year again. No, not the long agonizing period of suffering known as "spring" in New Hampshire. It's the annual announcement of the "losses" incurred by the local "not-for-profit" health care monopoly, LRGHealthcare. With the front page of the Friday Daily Sun sporting a picture of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Nautilus snout (Wait, never mind — that's the main entrance to LRGH that has done so much... Read more

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'Penny Serenade' this weekend's LRPA feature film

LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access Television's "LRPA After Dark" presentation this week will be the heart-wrenching classic "Penny Serenade." The film, which stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, will be shown at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. "Penny Serenade" tells the story of an ordinary married couple who must handle life's many ups and downs. Grant and Dunne play Roger and Julie Adams. Roger, a newspaper reporter and confirmed bachelor with... Read more

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Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

  Thomas A. Bolduc, 61 KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Thomas Alan Bolduc, 61, former longtime resident of Laconia, New Hampshire, of Grant Street, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, after a short illness. Tom was born Oct. 11, 1954, son of the late Roland H. and Marie A. (Burris) Bolduc. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Laconia High School, where he was active on the school track team. After his father's retirement, Tom... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-5-16 Calendar

Artists' Group at Sanbornton Public Library. 1 p.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Play and learn, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; Open painting, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Tales for Tails, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Coloring club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Mother's Day project, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Foreign movie, 7 to 9 p.m. Knotty Knitters at Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 279-4303. Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library: Story... Read more

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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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Flat Mountain Pond and a hike through history

Flat Mountain Pond and a hike through history

View across Flat Mountain Pond to Whiteface Mountain Gordon DuBois  In the early Twentieth Century, New Hampshire's White Mountains were laced with logging railroads. From Berlin to Plymouth, the rail lines were crowded with trains, hauling thousands of logs and pulpwood, from deep within the forest to mills around the Granite State. Over a dozen logging railroad companies and hundreds of miles of tracks formed a web of rail beds that are still visible today. Logging railroads such... Read more

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