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I-LHS to start the day an hour later; research shows that kids need more sleep By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — When the new academic year begins on Aug. 29, schools in the Inter-Lakes School District will be operating on a later schedule, reflecting recommendations from several studies on adolescent sleep.Classes at Inter-Lakes Elementary School, I-L Middle Tier, and I-L High School will run from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the new schedule... Read more



Another great 4-H experience; let me tell you about the $660…

To The Daily Sun, The story about "the pie" probably slipped by the news because it was late on Sunday, toward the end of the Belknap County 4-H Fair.It is such good news, it'll be a story told for days to come! Anyone who has been to a fair knows that a lot goes in to making it happen, including the expenses of the fairgrounds, so when the fair has a simple, fundraising "pie auction,"every amount is dire needed. I attended... Read more

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Bristol Old Home Day Fri. and Sat. to feature food, fun

    BRISTOL — The town's Old Home Day kicks off this Friday evening, Aug. 25. Bristol Fire Company Spaghetti Dinner and Open House, will take place at the Fire Station, 85 Lake St., from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, and  $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger can eat free. From 7 to 9 p.m. there will be a concert and dance with Country Mile Band. at the Old... Read more

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Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., 93

Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., 93

  AURORA, Ill. — Dr. Edward R. Garrity Sr., M.D., 93, of Aurora and Niceville, Florida, and originally from Chicago, died peacefully in Aurora on Aug. 21, 2017, after a long and full life of many blessings. The timing of his departure from this life was impeccable, as he died on his 69th wedding anniversary, during the eclipse of the sun, at 12:34 p.m., reminding his family that he was born on 1-2-3-4, that is, Jan... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-24-17 Calendar

Library Events Foreign Movie Night, Gilford Public Library, 7 to 9 p.m. For details call 6035246042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; Friends of the Library Book Sale, 2 to 8 p.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Artists' Group, Sanbornton Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. Teen Tie Dye, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 6 p.m. For details call 603-364-2400. Events at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton: Yoga with Shannon, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Story Time, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.; T'ai... Read more

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Alan Vervaeke - Dead soldiers don't keep the Confederacy ali…

The North was lucky. We had one lackluster fool after another in charge of the Union Army. Scott. McClellan. Meade. Pope. We finally lucked out with Ulysses Grant, a man considered a hapless drunk and poor officer when the Civil War broke out. We lost a lot of battles. If not for pure luck we’d have lost at Gettysburg. Suing for peace was on the table as was outright defeat. Things might look very different... Read more

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