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Local News

Mass. Ave. water main break

LACONIA — A water main break at the end of Massachusetts Avenue Friday afternoon left about 20 households without water for most of the afternoon. An on scene supervisor said said they had to wait a while before digging down to the water main because Eversource crews needed to respond first to anchor a utility pole that was near the spot where the main broke. A resident on Massachetts Avenue said he was told at... Read more

Letters

Jim Hightower - Kochlandia?

When you think of America's great constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This past January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brother's Plutocratic Kingdom and American Legislative Exchange Council darling, revealed to a startled nation that he has penned not one but NINE new amendments to the Constitution of the USA. Forget the Bill of Rights, Abbott is proposing a... Read more

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Announcements

Meredith Altrusans cooking up holiday community dinner

MEREDITH — On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Altrusa International of Meredith invites community members to enjoy the holiday season with a home-cooked meal with friends and neighbors of all ages at the Meredith Community Center. The menu for the dinner will feature ham, broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, salad, rolls, a chocolatey trifle and beverages. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Dec... Read more

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Obituaries

Richard G. Doucet, 74

Richard G. Doucet, 74

FRANKLIN — Richard G. Doucet, 74, died peacefully on Nov. 29, 2016, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, as a result of Alzheimer's disease. During the past year, he resided at the Mountain Ridge Center, where he was lovingly cared for by the staff.Richard was born in Franklin, on Sept. 10, 1942, the eldest of six children, to Gerard and Jeanne d'Arc (Desloges) Doucet. He was a resident of the Franklin area for most of... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-6-16 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Bee Bots, 3:30 p.m.; Adult Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Free meditation, 6 p.m.; Evening yoga, 7 p.m. Fiber Arts at Sanbornton Public Library. 10 a.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Toddler time, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Social bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story time, 11:30 a.m. to noon; Fiber friends, 10 :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Nightly knitting, 6 p.m.; Slavery and... Read more

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Columns

Michelle Malkin - Canada's naked twit

Wasn't one vapid pretty boy named Justin from Canada enough? At least Justin Bieber is eye candy without the heartburn. Justin Trudeau, on the other hand, is the twinkly-eyed boy toy who makes informed adults wanna hurl. For more than a year, the liberal Canadian prime minister enjoyed drool-stained global press coverage as the "hot hipster" and "dreamy sex symbol" with great hair and a tribal Haida tattoo. He basked in Ryan Gosling-esque memes about his... Read more

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