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Drive-In archeology

Drive-In archeology

The Native American statue over Endicott Rock looks out over the Weirs Channel on Friday. (Alan MacRae for The Laconia Daily Sun) Weirs Drive-in site is one of best in state for archeological study By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A look at the deserted Weirs Drive-In Theatre on a sunny afternoon reveals an expanse of cracked blacktop, four movie screens, an aging snack bar, boats stored along the periphery and the blue water of Lake... Read more



Americans must support Presdient Trump in effort to prosper

To The Daily Sun, While I would argue some of his points, I agree with the main point in Alan Vervaeke’s Sept. 19 column titled “The Gravy Train is for my dogs”: America’s welfare system needs a lot of fixing. The fixes need to ensure that people who are truly incapable of caring for themselves are cared for while capable people have the opportunities and incentives to support themselves. Vervaeke expresses this view, perhaps a little harshly... Read more

22-09-2017 Hits:252 Letters Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


DMV 'outage' planned for Oct. 6-10

LACONIA — The state Department of Safety Division of Motor Vehicles will be implementing a new computer system in the month of October that will affect the processing of motor vehicle registrations in the entire state between Oct. 6 and 10.During this outage, the City Clerk’s Office, as well as all state DMV locations, will be unable to process any motor vehicle or driver’s licensing transactions, including online requests. Beginning on the morning of Wednesday... Read more

25-09-2017 Hits:53 Community Announcements Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski


Lilla 'Sis' Wiggins, 84

Lilla 'Sis' Wiggins, 84

  HILL — Lilla "Sis" (Quimby) Wiggins, 84, of Hill, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Peabody Home in Franklin following a period of failing health. Lilla was born on the Quimby Farm in Hill, March 10, 1933, daughter of Ai and Annie (Matthews) Quimby. She had resided in Hill all of her life. She attended schools in Hill and was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1951. She was a member of the Sawhegenit Chapter... Read more

25-09-2017 Hits:57 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

9-27-17 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. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library: Story Time, Belmont Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Explore Creativity, 5 to 6 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Whimsical Tales, Meredith Public Library, 10... Read more

25-09-2017 Hits:44 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Michael Barone - House Republicans' frustration may doom the…

The Founding Fathers didn't expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a century, it mostly wasn't. The first election in which more than half the incumbent members of the House of Representatives were re-elected was in 1898. Since then, the majority of House members have been returned in every election except the one in 1932. That's the context in which to weigh the fact that three incumbent Republican representatives who have... Read more

21-09-2017 Hits:225 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler