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Local News

The winners sweep the city

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Preliminary results show that Donald Trump swept all six wards in the city to lead the Republican field by a wide margin the New Hampshire Presidential Primary yesterday. Trump polled 1,094 votes, carrying wards 4 and 5 by two-to-one margins, nearly twice the number cast for John Kasich, the former congressman and governor of Ohio, who ran second with 567 votes. Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, finished... Read more

Letters

Please, Laconia residents, take time to pick up after yourse…

To The Daily Sun, On Friday, Jan. 29, four students from Laconia Christian Academy and I spent a short half hour picking up trash in an area between the Community Center (Union Ave.) and the CVS Pharmacy. During that time, we filled four 13-gallon trash bags. One man gave us the thumbs-up and one lady told us we were wasting our time. When I asked her what she meant, she said that it would be all... Read more

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Announcements

Expanded passport hours at laconia post office

LACONIA — You know that a passport is needed for travel outside of the United States. But did you know that soon you may need a passport for domestic travel as well due to the Homeland Security's implementation of the Real ID Act?  To make planning as easy as possible, the Laconia Post Office is hosting two Passport Days with extended hours on Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 20. Call 524-6271 to make an appointment for Saturday between... Read more

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Obituaries

Rhoda M. Allard, 95

NORTHFIELD — Rhoda "Nana" M. Allard, 95, a lifelong resident of Northfield, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a short period of failing health. Rhoda was born in Northfield on Dec. 23, 1920, daughter of Alfred and Amanda (Bernard) Gilbert. As a homemaker and caretaker, she lived for her family, which extended to the community when she opened her day care soon after the passing of her husband... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-10-16 Calendar

Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Story time, 10:30 a.m.; Scrabble, 1 p.m.; Arts and crafts, 3:30 p.m.; Magic: The Gathering, 3 to 4 p.m.; Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool story time, 10 a.m.; Board game night for grown-ups, 6 p.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Drop-in Valentine craft, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Check out an expert, 10 a.m. to noon; Crafternoon, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Magic: The... Read more

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People

Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Columns

Lakes Region Profiles — The Lakes Region is alive with the s…

By Mary O'Neill Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   The Lakes Region is known for its abundance of four-season sports and outside activities: swimming, skating, boating, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, yard sailing, antiquing, skiing... the list goes on and on. But do not underestimate the sound of music in the Lakes Region. The New Hampshire Music Festival has brought music to the area for over 63 years. When it was founded in 1952, the festival consisted of... Read more

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