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Parking predicament

Parking predicament

Breanna Henderson, Kevin Sullivan and Robert Sawyer would like to see the city spend the money to make the parking garage a cleaner and more welcoming environment. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun) Letter to council compares city garage to rundown house By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A tour of the city's downtown parking garage reveals a number of deficiencies in the structure, from its lack of working elevators to its closed and graffiti-scrawled top floor. Less certain... Read more



Great danger in putting the overconfident ones in positions …

To The Daily Sun, Those who are near complete hopelessness see no way to a better life situation. Living becomes a drudgery. The pace of life around them drives them further into their gloomy interior. That is a dangerous place to be. In contrast, those who are overconfident feel the need to seek new ways to dominate those around them. They are very proud. There is an aura about them that offends. People tend to let them... Read more

21-09-2017 Hits:38 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Ashland Elementary School kicks Off K-6 Year of the Book

Ashland Elementary School kicks Off K-6 Year of the Book

  ASHLAND — On Aug. 30, Ashland Elementary School kicked off a year of celebrating reading, writing, and literacy. Ashland Elementary School is one of five statewide winners of a Year of the Book grant valued at $25,000 from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF). The grant provides literacy presentations, including writing workshops, author visits, supports for school staff and families, new children’s books for the school and town libraries, and new books for Ashland children to... Read more

21-09-2017 Hits:76 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Steven S. Dearborn, 66

Steven S. Dearborn, 66

PLYMOUTH — Steven Scott Dearborn, 66, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Fairgrounds Road,” lived in his cabin on his own five-acre lot in Plymouth for more than 30 years. He died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, after a brief illness at Concord Hospital, surrounded by the love and care of his seven siblings and mother. He was born to Richard Armstrong Dearborn and Judith Jackson Dearborn on April 26, 1951, along with his sister, Gail Susan Dearborn... Read more

20-09-2017 Hits:353 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

9-23-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Raffle to Support Adult Programming, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Let's Go Lego, 10 a.m. to noon.  For details call 603-286-8971. T'ai Chi, Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-744-8061.           Music   Tribute to Bob Dylan, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Gilford, 9 to 11 p.m. For details call 603-293-0841.             Special Community   Yard Sale, Mountain View Church, 322 Upper Bay Road., Sanbornton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details call... Read more

21-09-2017 Hits:81 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:35 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler