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Sanbornton moves to restaff weary road workers

By DAVID CARKHUFF, LACONIA DAILY SUN SANBORNTON — The town interviewed candidates to fill a sixth slot in the Department of Public Works Friday, after the department director made it clear he needed a snow plow truck driver after an exhausting winter. Multiple snow storms and rain storms created freezing conditions that put pressure on road departments and their budgets. In mid-February, selectmen learned that the town was over its sand and salt budget by $15,000. The budget... Read more

Letters

Delegation needs to act responsibly regarding nursing home c…

To The Daily Sun, An open letter to the Belknap County Delegation: Budget cuts will cost the Belknap County Nursing Home (BCNH) the service and care that residents deserve. Three areas of proposed cuts are to the activity aides, dietary aides and LNAs. Activity aides area a necessary component of the resident's physical and mental health. By providing activities and entertainment, the aides help to keep residents from depression and further debilitating their already fragile health. The dietary aids... Read more

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Announcements

Emergency dispatchers from across the state train at Marine …

Emergency dispatchers from across the state train at Marine Patrol HQ

GILFORD — Lakes Region Fire Mutual Aid, in partnership with the LRMFA Training Division and the NH Department of Homeland Security, and Emergency Management hosted four days of Emergency Dispatcher Training this week. NH HSEM funded the regional training program at no charge to the participating agencies. Police/Fire/EMS emergency dispatchers from all over the state attended the training.Dave Larton, of First Contact 9-1-1 LLC, a nationally recognized instructor, conducted the training at the NH Marine Patrol... Read more

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Obituaries

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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Columns

Michael Barone - Base rage ill serves Democratic Party

In a week chock-full of news, the party that on the night of Nov. 8 found itself, much to its surprise, very much out of power has been having difficulty finding a way to return. Democratic senators, urged on by the left blogosphere and party activists, peppered Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with hostile questions, but to no apparent effect. They have failed to raise fears that Gorsuch would vote to repeal the 44-year-old Roe v... Read more

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