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Forrester eyes State School site for rehab center

BY MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN CONCORD — The Senate Finance Committee yesterday endorsed a proposal by state Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), who chairs the panel, to lease the property on North Main Street that formerly housed the Laconia State School and Lakes Region Facility (prison) to a private party for use as a substance abuse treatment and recovery facility. Cast as an amendment to House Bill 1695, the proposal carried the committee by a five-to-one vote... 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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'Penny Serenade' this weekend's LRPA feature film

LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access Television's "LRPA After Dark" presentation this week will be the heart-wrenching classic "Penny Serenade." The film, which stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, will be shown at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. "Penny Serenade" tells the story of an ordinary married couple who must handle life's many ups and downs. Grant and Dunne play Roger and Julie Adams. Roger, a newspaper reporter and confirmed bachelor with... Read more

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Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

  Thomas A. Bolduc, 61 KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Thomas Alan Bolduc, 61, former longtime resident of Laconia, New Hampshire, of Grant Street, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, after a short illness. Tom was born Oct. 11, 1954, son of the late Roland H. and Marie A. (Burris) Bolduc. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Laconia High School, where he was active on the school track team. After his father's retirement, Tom... 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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Never at a loss for words — Coming out of

by Gayle LacasseBayswater Books   Winter: the time for hibernation. Retail businesses and service industries alike know the quiet that befalls our Lakes Region over the winter months. This time can be used as springboard for the upcoming season. Here at Bayswater, we have spent much of the winter excitedly researching hot new books ready for release, searching for new products to introduce this season, and generally gearing up for spring. One such anticipated novel is Salt to... Read more

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