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Meredith ponders new library locations

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — A week after the Board of Trustees of the Meredith Public Library voted to leave the Benjamin M. Smith Memorial Library, a panel charged with selecting a site Tuesday appeared to question the vote to move to a new location in its report to the Library Planning Committee.The panel wrote "we must be absolutely sure the public approves the abandonment of this historic town facility" and continued, in... Read more


Census data:52% of illegal immigrants get welfare benefits

To The Daily Sun, E. Scott Cracraft again exhibits all the mental acuity of Elmer Fudd, when one reads, with a discerning eye, his latest column filled with patronizing folderol and little of substance. The man once again defies the laws of common sense and rational thought with one particular comment. There were many comments that lacked lucidity, but let me focus on one which is causing great damage to this sovereign nation. A nation, he probably... Read more

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Scout Troop 55 hands out 300 spruce and fir seedlings

Scout Troop 55 hands out 300 spruce and fir seedlings

MEREDITH — Boy Scouts from Troop 55 in Meredith handed out nearly 300 starter trees to the public on April 30 in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day. The trees were spruce and fir tree seedlings from the New Hampshire State Forest Nursery. The scout troop has been handing out evergreen tree seedlings on an annual basis for over 20 years. Troop 55 would like to thank The Family Tree Service, Aubuchon Hardware in Meredith... Read more

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M. Clare Doyle, 103

M. Clare Doyle, 103

M. Clare Doyle MEREDITH — Mary Clare Doyle passed away peacefully at Meredith Bay Colony Club on Monday, May 16, 2016, with family by her side. Clare was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on Aug. 16, 1912. She lived life to the fullest during her incredible 103 years. She graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing. In 1944, Clare entered the Army Nurse Corps and saw two tours of duty in Germany, one in Korea, and many... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-27-16 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Story time, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; Social bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hike at Gilmanton Year Round Library. 4 p.m. For details call 603-364-2400. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Yoga, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tot Time Reading Circle at Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m.​   Celebrate Recovery at LifeQuest Church in Laconia. 7 to... Read more

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Notable people - Robbie Vachon

Notable people - Robbie Vachon

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Following in his father's footsteps, Robbie Vachon, the son of Scoot and Bethanie Vachon and member of the class of 2012 at Laconia High School, will graduate May 22 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Born at the Marine Air Station at Cherry Point, N.C. where his father Scott was serving, Vachon... Read more

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Jim Hightower - Pent up fury

Jack Nicholson dryly noted that his mother once called him a son of a bitch — and didn't comprehend the irony. 2016 has certainly been an odd year for the political and corporate elites. They certainly couldn't predict (and then subsequently stayed in denial about) the groundswell from the masses in terms of the popularity of Bernie Sanders and Donnie Trump. Much like the Nicholson example, the aloof Powers That Be are oblivious to irony: they... Read more

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