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A summer in Madagascar

A summer in Madagascar

Laconia's Sean Cashman visits east African island nation as part of ROTC training By ALANA PERSSON, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA – Unlike many college kids who return home to hold a summer job, Sean Cashman began his summer break with lemurs, history lessons and artillery units in the heart of Madagascar. As an ROTC student at Pennsylvania State University, Cashman was presented with the opportunity to apply for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program offered through the... Read more



Black unemployment rate is lowest in 17 years; credit Trump

To The Daily Sun, Why do Democrats hate successful people? Our representatives state frequently, rich, wealthy, prosperous and affluent not paying their ‘fair share.’ Tax cuts are only for the rich, wealthy, etc. These words are synonyms for "successful." Democrats never define what is rich, wealthy or affluent. Are the Sanders rich? If you are successful, you are rich and not paying your fair share. What a “fair share” of taxes means is simply “more.” No matter how... Read more

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Helen turned 100

Helen turned 100

    Helen Brotherston, a resident of the St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Laconia, marked her 100th birthday on June 17, and celebrated a day later with a large gathering of friends and family at Leavitt Park. (Courtesy photo) Read more

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Albert 'Skeeter' E. Dow Jr., 81

  Albert “Skeeter” E. Dow Jr., 81 PLYMOUTH — Albert “Skeeter” Edward Dow Jr., 81, of Plymouth, NH., died suddenly on June 23, 2017 at his home. Born, one of 10, in Ashland, on April 24, 1936, he was the son of Albert E. Sr. and Marguerite Elizabeth (Hall) Dow. Skeeter grew up in Ashland and graduated from Ashland High School, class of 1954. He resided in Campton for 11 years and has been a resident of Plymouth since... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-29-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Seed Bombs — 1st Session at 5 p.m., 2nd Session at 6:30 p.m., For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Club, 1 p.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Artists' Group, Sanbornton Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-286-8802. Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library: Build It, 1:30 p.m. — Create bridges and towers with all sorts... Read more

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Alan Vervaeke - A right or a privilege?

I pay taxes — property taxes, income taxes, and sales taxes. Property taxes pay for the protection we receive from the police and fire departments. It pays for the plowing of the roads. It pays for lifeguards at town beach. It pays for a public education. Since I pay taxes, I have a right to all of that. Correct? I have the RIGHT to quality and timely protection from criminal elements and fire. I have a... Read more

27-06-2017 Hits:148 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler