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Vote on Belmont Mill fuels broader review of historic proper…

Vote on Belmont Mill fuels broader review of historic properties

A bicyclist passes the historic Belmont Mill, where medical and senior services are located. A town committee will take up the charge of studying the building's potential as town offices. (David Carkhuff/Laconia Daily Sun)   By DAVID CARKHUFF, LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — Voters opposed the demolition of the historic Belmont Mill building on March 16, but the fate of the four-story landmark remains unclear A new committee aims to sharpen that picture, and some are advocating a broader... Read more


Lineworkers say Stella caused more power-line damage than an…

To The Daily Sun, Five days after near-hurricane force winds cut a swath of devastation across parts of New Hampshire, NHEC line crews restored power to the last members affected by winter storm Stella. Veteran lineworkers say the damage caused by Stella was rivaled only by the 1998 Ice Storm, which knocked out power to more than 50,000 co-op members, some for up to two weeks. By comparison, Stella's impact was less widespread — 15,000 members had... Read more

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Woman sentenced in case of Wolfeboro man’s drug-related deat…

CONCORD — Tanya McCormack, 27, of Effingham pleaded guilty March 16 in Carroll County Superior Court to selling fentanyl that caused the death of Cole McMahon, 22, of Wolfeboro, said New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Wolfeboro Police Chief Dean Rondeau.McCormack was sentenced to 11 to 22 years in the New Hampshire State Prison with three years suspended off of the minimum and maximum portion of the sentence for selling the controlled drug... Read more

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Augustus 'Gus' Poisson, 57

BRISTOL — Augustus "Gus" Poisson, 57, of Bristol, passed away March 23, 2017, at Concord Hospital. Born May 28, 1959, he was the son of Glennice Poisson and the late Walter Poisson Sr. Gus graduated from Laconia High School in 1977 and joined the Marine Corps. During his service, he traveled overseas and around the country. He later worked maintenance at Freudenberg-NOK for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. In... Read more

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Calendar of Events

3-26-17 Calendar

Theater "Stuart Little," Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith, 2 p.m. Presented by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department. For details call 603-279-0333 or go to Interlakes Children's Theatre Auditions for Summer Shows at Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium, Meredith, noon to 6 p.m.​, in Meredith. For details call 603-707-6035.         Music Violin and Piano Duo in Concert, Taylor Community (Woodside Building), 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 3 to 4 p.m. For details email       Special Community Taste of the Lakes Region, Church Landing... Read more

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Michael Barone - Base rage ill serves Democratic Party

In a week chock-full of news, the party that on the night of Nov. 8 found itself, much to its surprise, very much out of power has been having difficulty finding a way to return. Democratic senators, urged on by the left blogosphere and party activists, peppered Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with hostile questions, but to no apparent effect. They have failed to raise fears that Gorsuch would vote to repeal the 44-year-old Roe v... Read more

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