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I-LHS to start the day an hour later; research shows that kids need more sleep By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — When the new academic year begins on Aug. 29, schools in the Inter-Lakes School District will be operating on a later schedule, reflecting recommendations from several studies on adolescent sleep.Classes at Inter-Lakes Elementary School, I-L Middle Tier, and I-L High School will run from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the new schedule... Read more



Another great 4-H experience; let me tell you about the $660…

To The Daily Sun, The story about "the pie" probably slipped by the news because it was late on Sunday, toward the end of the Belknap County 4-H Fair.It is such good news, it'll be a story told for days to come! Anyone who has been to a fair knows that a lot goes in to making it happen, including the expenses of the fairgrounds, so when the fair has a simple, fundraising "pie auction,"every amount is dire needed. I attended... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:79 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


'Ask a Muslim Anything' at Bristol Library Sept. 21

'Ask a Muslim Anything' at Bristol Library Sept. 21

BRISTOL — Have you ever wanted to talk to a Muslim? Someone who could be your co-worker or neighbor? “Ask a Muslim Anything” is an opportunity for conversation on aspects of belief, identity, and practice, or whatever comes up. Nothing is off limits as long as it is respectfully presented. Robert Azzi is an Arab-American Muslim who wants you to ask him anything about his faith. The Exeter-based photojournalist, columnist and public speaker, has put together... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:56 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Priscilla A. Bartholomew, 65

Priscilla A. Bartholomew, 65

  HOLDERNESS — Priscilla Ann Bartholomew, 65, of Holderness, died Aug. 19, 2017, at her home after a long illness.Born in Portland, Maine, on March 7, 1952, she was the daughter of Carlton and Mary (Lutterell) Crowley.Priscilla grew up in Portland and graduated from Portland High School, class of 1970. She also was a graduate of Southern Maine Technical Institute, with a degree in nursing. She had been a resident of Holderness since 1979.Priscilla worked as... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:43 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

8-23-17 Calendar

Library Events Adult Board Game Night, Laconia Public Library, 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. For details call 603-524-6042. Events tat Belmont Public Library: Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Adult Craft and Laugh, 5 to 6 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Whimsical Tales, Meredith Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Events at Hall Memorial... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:76 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Alan Vervaeke - Dead soldiers don't keep the Confederacy ali…

The North was lucky. We had one lackluster fool after another in charge of the Union Army. Scott. McClellan. Meade. Pope. We finally lucked out with Ulysses Grant, a man considered a hapless drunk and poor officer when the Civil War broke out. We lost a lot of battles. If not for pure luck we’d have lost at Gettysburg. Suing for peace was on the table as was outright defeat. Things might look very different... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:47 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler