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‘Living hell’ - Neighbor to Meredith crematorium begs select…

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — "This is about as upset as I get," said Doug Frederick of the American Police Police Motorcycle Museum, who again appealed to the Board of Selectmen yesterday to address the emissions from the crematory at the Mayhew Funeral Home, which abuts his property. "Our life is a living hell up there."Frederick contends that because the crematory is 15 feet down slope of his lot, its chimney reaches only... Read more


Selectmen have 'sealed' minutes of meeting made public long …

To The Daily Sun, After years of following Gilmanton's town government and how it manages its affairs, I have finally come to the point where I can say, without hesitation, that I have seen it all. In the most ridiculous and unprecedented move imaginable, the three selectmen and town administrator have sealed minutes that were made public over a month ago (Story on May 30, page 16.) Here's why: Town governments, in this case Gilmanton's three selectmen... Read more

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Road Scholar presentation postponed to May 27

MEREDITH — An informational presentation about the Road Scholar travel program for lifelong learners originally scheduled for this Thursday, May 5, at Golden View Health Care Center, has been postponed until Friday, May 27, at 2:30 p.m. Founded in 1975, Road Scholar offers 5,500 programs in all 50 states and 150 countries around the world. During the presentation, Jane Ramsay, a Road Scholar ambassador, will go over the many different learning expeditions offered, as well as... Read more

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William L. Gage, M.D., 87

William L. Gage, M.D., 87

  William L. Gage, M.D., 87 LACONIA — William L. Gage, M.D., 87, of Shore Drive, died April 26, 2016, surrounded by his family at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. Born in Laconia, the son of Dr. Earl and Irene Gage, he graduated from St. John's School in Laconia and was valedictorian of his class at Gonzaga High School in Spokane, Washington. He received his bachelor's degree from Tufts College, where he was selected as a member... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-4-16 Calendar

Events at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol: Adult coloring, 10 a.m. to noon.; Movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3:30 to 6 p.m. After-school Maker Club at Josiah Carpenter Library in Pittsfield. 3:30 p.m. Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Arts and crafts, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Board game nights for adults at Laconia Public Library: 6 p.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line dancing, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Check out an... 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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Froma Harrop - Our sick Rx business

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions. A company adopts a business model so twisted that justice must come clanking down on its executives and bankrollers. Justice is now being served on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Evil this blatant is headed for the full Hollywood treatment. Valeant preys on sick people by acquiring essential drugs and then multiplying their price for a fast profit. Example: upon buying the maker of Cuprimine, a 53-year-old drug... Read more

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