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City debates in-law apartment rules

By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — People wishing to create an in-law apartment in their homes would need to seek a city board's approval under a proposed ordinance, even though a new state law is intended to reduce regulations for such construction. The City Council will consider the issue in a public hearing on May 8. A state law that goes into effect June 1 allows these so-called "accessory dwelling units" as a matter of right... Read more



Susan Estrich - Good for the goose, good for the gander

Yet again, it's that pesky Constitution and those federal judges who take so seriously their obligation to uphold it, even when the king — excuse me, the president — is on the other side. Being president, as Donald Trump is discovering, is nothing like being the boss of a reality television show, where you can go around telling people who disagree with you, "You're fired." (Remember when he wanted to trademark the phrase as his own?... Read more

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Gilmanton Women's Club to meet Monday

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Women's Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the home of Cynthia Wahlstrom, 80 North St., in Gilmanton Iron Works, this coming Monday, May 1. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 2 p.m. The Gilmanton Women's Club was formed in 1971 with a mission to raise funds for the benefit of Gilmanton's townspeople, and local organizations. New members are always welcome. Anyone wanting to learn more... Read more

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Lisa H. Kalinoski, 54

Lisa H. Kalinoski, 54

BELMONT — Lisa Helen Kalinoski (Faragi), 54, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lakes Region General Hospital on April 26, 2017.Lisa was born on Oct. 10, 1962, in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Michael and Carol Faragi (Doucette). Lisa went to school at Greenwood Elementary School in Wakefield, then onto junior high school. After finishing with school, she went to work at Walmart.Lisa enjoyed spending time with her cat, "Zina," doing... Read more

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Calendar of Events

4-29-17 Calendar

Library Events Knotty Knitters, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 10 a.m. Drop in to craft and chat. For details call 603-364-2400.         Theater "The Diary of Anne Frank" — A Staged Reading, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith, 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-279-0333.         Other Entertainment Hypnotist Steve Coppola, Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St. (City Hall), Franklin, 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Franklin PTA. For details email         Music Live Music with The Big Picture, JP China Restaurant, Alton Bay, 7 to 11 p.m. For... Read more

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Rep. Robert Fisher - Official statement regarding claims by …

I'm sure many of you have been looking for a response to the allegations that hit the news this week. So I decided to take a little time and address a few very large misquotes and falsehoods that managed to sneak by the Daily Beast's editor (if they have one).Some may be wondering if I plan to step down after uttering such terrible phrases. Some might be thinking, "but wait a second, I know Robbie... Read more

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