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To plow, or not to plow

Snowmobilers and year-round residents battle over Weirs bridge snow clearing By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A dispute over whether to plow sidewalks in The Weirs over the winter points up a misconception about the area, said Councilor Ava Doyle.“Everybody had this impression over the years that nobody lives here in the winter,” Doyle said. “But that’s not true. There are several condominium developments here, owner-occupied housing and a lot of people who live in... Read more



Pain shared is pain halved; families touched by opioids not …

To The Daily Sun, Behind every person who dies in the opioid epidemic, there is a family left behind. While nothing I can ever say or do can take away your pain, I hear you. I hear your anguish and suffering. I sit at funerals with you and share your tears. Pain shared is pain halved. You are not alone. I hold all of you in my heart and prayers. Beth Copithorne Wolfeboro Read more

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Solar eclipse baby

Solar eclipse baby

The day of the solar eclipse was a busy day for the Family Birthplace of Lakes Region General Hospital. Little Oliver here, with his parents, Raven Foss and Joshua Ritson, was one of three babies born Aug. 21, 2017, the day of the first total solar eclipse since 1979. He won’t remember this one, but Oliver can catch the next one in 2024 when he’s 7 years old. (Courtesy LRGHealthcare) Read more

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Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., 93

Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., 93

  AURORA, Ill. — Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., M.D., 93, of Aurora and Niceville, Florida, and originally from Chicago, died peacefully in Aurora on Aug. 21, 2017, after a long and full life of many blessings. The timing of his departure from this life was impeccable, as he died on his 69th wedding anniversary, during the eclipse of the sun, at 12:34 p.m., reminding his family that he was born on 1-2-3-4, that is, Jan... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-25-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m.​ For details call 603-267-8331. Story Time, Sanbornton Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-286-8288. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Raffle to Support Adult Programming, `0 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sit & Knit, 2 to 5... Read more

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Michael Barone - What identity politics hath wrought

There's a whiff of Weimar in the air. During the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-33), Germany was threatened by Communist revolutionaries and Nazi uprisings. Foreign Minister Walter Rathenau was assassinated, and violent street fighting was commonplace. Then Adolf Hitler took power in 1933. America is nowhere near that point. But many surely agree with The American Interest's Jason Willick, who wrote Sunday that "this latest round of deadly political violence has" him "more afraid for... Read more

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