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County Complex or OK Corral?

Belknap County officials remain at loggerheads over budget as deadline nears By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The Belknap County Commissioners, together with members of the Belknap County Delegation, are continuing to press for the posted meeting of the delegation, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday night, to proceed in an effort to reconsider the county budget before the deadline for its adoption passes at midnight on Friday. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, March... Read more


We are concerned about Belknap County budget cuts

To The Sun: We are writing to voice our deep concern regarding the cuts to the Belknap County budget, which we feel are shortsighted and will adversely affect the opening of the new Community Corrections Center that is absolutely needed to help rebuild a healthy, safe and vibrant Lakes Region community! On March 13th, seven of our Belknap county delegates (7-5) voted against the motion of Rep Tim Lang (R-Sanbornton) to restore the $95,400 that had been... Read more

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NH Music Festival, Heifetz Institute team up to promote clas…

PLYMOUTH — The New Hampshire Music Festival, based in Plymouth, and the Heifetz International Music Institute, based in Staunton, Virginia, has formed a new partnership designed to broaden the the exposure to high-level music-making to audiences throughout the Granite State, exposing primary school students to inspiring classroom performances, master classes, and workshops, as well as creating opportunities for the supremely gifted young Heifetz Institute musicians to perform with NHMF's acclaimed professional orchestra.Building on the historical... Read more

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Karen L.B. Lanigan, 57

Karen L.B. Lanigan, 57

GILFORD — Karen Lynn Barron Lanigan, 57, a.k.a. Nana and Mom, passed at the late hours of Saturday, March 25, 2017, unexpectedly, due to health complications, in her home in Gilford. By her side was Edward Lanigan, husband of 34 years. She is survived by her three sons, Lucas, Eric and Nicholas Lanigan, and five grandchildren (whom she adored and loved so much) Camilo, Alexander, Simon, Santiago and Avianna. Our mother was born Nov. 21, 1959, in... Read more

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Calendar of Events

3-28-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Toddler Story Time, 10 to 11:45 a.m.; Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Preschool Story Time, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.; Makerspace - Knitting, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.; The Basics of Tea, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Gilman Library, Alton: Knitter's Group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Granny Apple Preschool Story Time, 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. For details... Read more

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Bob Meade - Creating distrust . . . ceding liberty

Ever since the election, we have been bombarded with information from the president and his staff, and from his detractors . . . those who seem willing to risk our republic to see him gone. While the president has been working overtime to take steps necessary to fulfill his campaign promises, those on the left have been working in every way possible to delay and obstruct him.We hear rumblings of a "shadow" government designed to... Read more

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