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Luxury condo trend plays out at Christmas Island

Luxury condo trend plays out at Christmas Island

Nearly all of the 16 condos, built where a motel once stood on Weirs Boulevard in Laconia, and priced above $600,000, have been sold. (Courtesy photo)   By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — There's been a trend in recent years of developers buying motels and vacation cottages with waterfront access and converting them to residential units, but heads are being turned by the way this has been accomplished on Christmas Island. For $1.2 million, developers in 2013... Read more



Education is feared by the more fortunate, hence their attac…

To The Daily Sun, CNN provided an article which offers the following quote: “A little knowledge poses a real danger to authoritarianism and the mindless following of orders.” This point of view does make it clear, that the reason some political groups want education stymied as it would provide a more informed labor force. N.H. unions provide much of this needed education which runs against certain trends of political thought. People who are more educated, are... Read more

21-07-2017 Hits:52 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Advanced teen driver training program at speedway this weeke…

  LOUDON — A program designed to make teenagers more skillful and safety-conscious drivers will take place this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ford Motor Company is bringing its national, award-winning program, Ford Driving Skills for Life, to upward of 250 area teen drivers today and tomorrow, July 23. Today's session will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon, with Sunday's session running from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Driving Skills for Life teaches newly-licensed teens the... Read more

21-07-2017 Hits:30 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


John M. Bacon, 82

John M. Bacon, 82

  John M. Bacon, 82 OSSIPEE — John Milo Bacon, 82, of Ossipee, died Friday, May 5, 2017, after a period of declining health. John was born in Laconia on June 4, 1934, the youngest of three children of Milo and Minnie (Page) Bacon. He grew up in Gilford where he attended local schools, graduating from Laconia Highs School in 1952. While in high school, he was active in sports, most particularly as a member of the varsity football... Read more

21-07-2017 Hits:34 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

7-24-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Mahjong, 12:30 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Create a Build a Better World T-Shirt, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chess Club, 3 to 6 p.m.; Medium Carolyn Richardson, (Recommended for adults), 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603 286-8971. Lego Drop-In, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-744-3352.   Theater "The Hound of the Baskervilles... Read more

21-07-2017 Hits:36 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Michael Barone - The Detroit riot, 50 years later

Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig — an illegal after-hours bar — in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The statistics are horrifying. Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burnt, some 400 families displaced and property damage was estimated around $300... Read more

21-07-2017 Hits:40 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler