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Biathlete qualifies to compete in Finland, Estonia

By DAVID CARKHUFF/THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Alex Howe of Gilford has qualified for International Biathlon Union Cups 7 and 8 in Finland the first weekend in March and Estonia the following weekend, the local biathlete reported.Howe competes in biathlon, a winter Olympic sport combining cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship. On Dec. 14-19, his team from Craftsbury Green Racing Project of Vermont entered the Biathlon trials at Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center near... Read more

Letters

Home sharing provides economic opportunity for 2,200 N.H. ho…

To The Daily Sun, I am writing in response to a story that appeared in the Daily Sun on Feb. 14, headlined, "Lawmakers struggling with how, or if, to regulate Airbnb operations in N.H." Airbnb is proud to provide Granite State residents with the opportunity to earn supplemental income by sharing their own homes. In the last year, 2,200 hosts welcomed over 100,000 guests to the state, with the typical host earning $5,400 by renting their space... Read more

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Announcements

NYC saxophonist Geoff Countryman performs at the Purple Pit …

NYC saxophonist Geoff Countryman performs at the Purple Pit Jazz Club Saturday

  BRISTOL — The Purple Pit Jazz Club will present the Geoff Countryman Trio on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. New York City's Geoff Countryman is a celebrated saxophonist and Grammy-nominated recording engineer whose diverse projects have brought him around the world. His Buffalo Band Trio with bassist Chris Bonner and drummer Zack Eldridge plays a blend of jazz and soul music, with an emphasis on their own original works. The Purple Pit Jazz Club is... Read more

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Obituaries

Maurice ‘Moe’ Poudrier, 74

Maurice ‘Moe’ Poudrier, 74

LACONIA — Maurice “Moe” Pierre Poudrier, 74, of White Oaks Road died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, with his loving family by his side at his daughter’s home in Meredith.Maurice was born on Dec. 6, 1942, in Franklin, the son of Raoul J. and Helene (Drouin) Poudrier. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Moe started working at a very young age in his parents Lakes Region hotels, The Belknap Hotel, the Weirs Hotel, The... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-23-17 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam, Laconia Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Homeschool Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; Magic the Gathering Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Mystery Book Group, Gilford Public Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Foreign Movie Night, 7 to 9 p.m.​ For details call... Read more

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Columns

Jim Hightower - Put food policy back on the table

During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining: "A pigeon can still make a deposit on a new John Deere." That's funny — except, it really wasn't. Worse, the bitter reality of the tractor joke is still true: The farm crisis has not gone away, though hundreds of thousands of farm families have... Read more

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