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‘Skimmers’ arrested

Pair charged after daredevil snowmobile stunt Saturday By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — Officers arrested two men Tuesday on charges they staged a stunt involving a high-powered snowmobile skimming across the open water of Weirs Channel and pulling a barefoot skier. John Vachon, 28, and Patrick Keefer, 32, both of Meredith, were released shortly after arrest, New Hampshire Fish and Game Col. Kevin Jordan said. Vachon was driving the bright yellow MXZ Ski Doo 600 and Keefer... Read more


Froma Harrop - Democrats need straight talk on immigration

Donald Trump's roundup of undocumented immigrants is cruel and racist in its execution. His plan to build a wall along the Mexican border would be a massive waste of at least 14 billion taxpayer dollars. But that doesn't give Democrats a free pass to fudge on the issue of illegal immigration. They need to say, "We support a generous immigration program, but people without the proper papers cannot come here and take jobs." Such a policy would... Read more

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International Film Series features the Sea Inside

  LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee, in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library, will show the film The Sea Inside on Monday, March 6, at 6:15 p.m. This is another in the International Film Series shown monthly from September through June at the library.This is the true life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 28-year campaign trying to win the right to end his own life with dignity. As a young man... Read more

28-02-2017 Hits:15 Community Announcements  - avatar


Donald McGarity, 79

Donald McGarity, 79 TAMWORTH — Donald McGarity, 79, of Tamworth, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. Don was born on Jan. 19, 1938, to Anna (O' Donahue) and John McGarity of The Bronx,  New York.  When Don was  4, his father died at the age of 43. Raised by his mother and grandmother, he attended both Catholic and public schools.  As a teenager, he spent time at a riding academy and traveled the East Coast riding... Read more

01-03-2017 Hits:27 Obituaries  - avatar

Calendar of Events

3-1-17 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 10 to 11 a.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.; Let's Play Teen Club, 3 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. The Paint Is Out!, Meredith Public Library, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Winterfest, Sanbornton Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m... Read more

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Bob Meade - Future shock . . .

Back in 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote the bestselling book "Future Shock," in which he described the post-industrial society that resulted from increasingly advanced technology. In the book, Toffler described how worker's jobs would change as new technology was introduced. Such changes would result in workers no longer working for the same company for their entire career, but they would move three or four times to new and different skill jobs. Such movement would require... Read more

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