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‘Skimmers’ arrested

Pair charged after daredevil snowmobile stunt Saturday By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — Officers arrested two men Tuesday on charges they staged a stunt involving a high-powered snowmobile skimming across the open water of Weirs Channel and pulling a barefoot skier. John Vachon, 28, and Patrick Keefer, 32, both of Meredith, were released shortly after arrest, New Hampshire Fish and Game Col. Kevin Jordan said. Vachon was driving the bright yellow MXZ Ski Doo 600 and Keefer... Read more


Froma Harrop - Democrats need straight talk on immigration

Donald Trump's roundup of undocumented immigrants is cruel and racist in its execution. His plan to build a wall along the Mexican border would be a massive waste of at least 14 billion taxpayer dollars. But that doesn't give Democrats a free pass to fudge on the issue of illegal immigration. They need to say, "We support a generous immigration program, but people without the proper papers cannot come here and take jobs." Such a policy would... Read more

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Local businesses support benefit concert for food program

NEW HAMPTON — Local businesses are stepping up to support a benefit concert for New Hampshire Gleans Program for Belknap County on Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m at the McEvoy Theater at New Hampton School featuring Boston-based band, Peter O'Halloran and the Hired Men. "Plant Extra for Hunger" raffle items already donated include gift cards from The Common Man, Hannaford, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Osbourne's Agway, and Vista Foods. Home Depot is providing a large... Read more

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Christine A. Seaver, 64

Christine A. Seaver, 64

  NEW HAMPTON — Christine A. Seaver, 64, of New Hampton, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Concord Hospital after respiratory failure.Chris was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the daughter of Henry Howard and Gloria (Perry) Tommasino.Christine has been married to her loving husband, Matthew Seaver, for 27 years, and is the mother of four beautiful children, Brandon, Rachel, Alyssa, and Maggie. Her family had always been the most important part of her life and her greatest... Read more

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Calendar of Events

3-1-17 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7:30 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.; Let's Play Teen Club, 3 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. The Paint Is Out!, Meredith Public Library, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Winterfest, Sanbornton Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m... Read more

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Bob Meade - Future shock . . .

Back in 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote the bestselling book "Future Shock," in which he described the post-industrial society that resulted from increasingly advanced technology. In the book, Toffler described how worker's jobs would change as new technology was introduced. Such changes would result in workers no longer working for the same company for their entire career, but they would move three or four times to new and different skill jobs. Such movement would require... Read more

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