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Laconia prepares for the worst

Laconia prepares  for the worst

During an active-shooter exercise Saturday, two Laconia police officers check the parking lot at Woodland Heights Elementary School after “neutralizing” a second “shooter.” (Alan MacRae for The Laconia Daily Sun) First responders carry out active-shooter exercise at Woodland Heights School By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — In a training scenario that played out Saturday, a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle and wearing a backpack entered Woodland Heights Elementary School during what participants pretended was its... Read more



White people are afraid they'll be called a racist so they k…

To The Daily Sun, The incident that happened in Claremont, N.H. regarding the 8-year-old biracial boy is disgusting. I can't help but be reminded of an incident that happened in 2011 in Manchester. A 12-year-old White girl was attacked and punched in the face at school and on the school bus. The punches were so violent they knocked her teeth out, making her mouth gush with blood. The boys who attacked her were Black and they... Read more

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Innisfree Bookshop to host children’s author Sept. 23

MEREDITH — Come meet New Hampshire author Matt Forrest Esenwine and hear him read from his debut picture book, "Flashlight Night," at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. "Flashlight Night" is illustrated by the award-winnning Fred Koehler.  It is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books, while also a marvelous read-aloud and satisfying bedtime story. During a tree-house campout, three children use a flashlight to light their... Read more

18-09-2017 Hits:60 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Jacqueline Marden, 85

Jacqueline Marden, 85

HOLDERNESS —It is with great sadness that the family of Jacqueline Marden announces her sudden passing on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the age of 85. Jacqueline will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, Mark, her son Mark Marden and fiancée Joyce Agness, son Robert and wife Denise Marden, daughter Rebecca and husband James Gallagher, son Edward and wife Joan Marden, daughter Lois and husband James Taylor, son Timothy and wife Susan... Read more

18-09-2017 Hits:150 Obituaries Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski

Calendar of Events

9-20-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7 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​; Teen Early Release Movie, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Elementary ERA - Pokemon, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library: Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Adult Craft... Read more

18-09-2017 Hits:85 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Alan Vervaeke - The Gravy Train is for my dogs

A recent letter suggests that Democrats need to look inward and find their heart and soul. Agreed! Republicans have always been about smaller government and less regulation, and Democrats have been about compassion through taxation, i.e. take more taxes from folks making more to help improve the lives of folks with less, and if more government is necessary to do so, then so be it. But it’s high time “those with less” get some examination. We... Read more

18-09-2017 Hits:134 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler