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Laconia impact fees to be reviewed after revenues total only…

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Five years after introducing impact fees over the misgivings of property developers, the City Council will review the program when it meets on Monday night. Impact fees are one-time charges levied on new development to fund either investment in municipal capital projects serving the development or to recoup past investment in expanded facilities that accommodate it. The city applies the proceeds from impact fees to the school district, police... Read more


The question should be: How much downtown parking do we need…

To The Daily Sun,I have been asked repeatedly to share the opinion of the Downtown Laconia residents, employees, customers and merchants about parking, in my capacity as president of the Laconia Main Street Initiative. It appears prudent to continue my response, which has been that parking — it's quality, quantity and locality — is the single biggest, and most often talked about issue in downtown and yet there exists absolutely no consensus as to the... Read more

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A home away from home - Muskrats players rely on the hospita…

A home away from home - Muskrats players rely on the hospitality of local families as they begin season

By ALANA PERSSON, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Cow bells can be heard from stands of the Winnipesaukee Muskrats games, as local host families cheer on the young athletes taking the field for the summer months.For the 27 top-ranked college baseball players on the 2016 roster, a season with the Winnipesaukee Muskrats, formerly known as the Laconia Muskrats, is seen as a gateway into signing with a professional baseball team. Coming into the season with talent... Read more

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Verna P. Moulton, 87

Verna P. Moulton, 87 LACONIA — Verna Priscilla (Donovan) Moulton, 87, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on June 18, 2016. Verna was born on Feb. 2, 1929, in Four Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of Zean and Pearl (Scott) Donovan. In the early 1940s Verna and her family relocated to the Northumberland-Lancaster area where she lived until 1957 when she married Reginald Moulton and moved to the Northfield and Franklin area. She... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-26-16 Calendar

Always...Patsy Cline at Interlakes Theatre in Meredith. 5 p.m.​ Jonny Lang at Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth. 6:30 p.m.​ Belmont Farmers Market at Belmont Mill & Pavillion. 9:30 a.m.Coastal Elegance with Blair Labella at The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.​ For details call 279-7920.Downtown Abbey Garden Party at Black Swan Inn in Tilton. 3:30 p.m.Evangelistic Meetings at Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Plymouth. 8:45 a.m.​Evangelistic... Read more

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Michael Barone - Trump pivoting away from tabloid campaignin…

Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after clinching the Republican nomination, reshuffles and rejiggers a campaign that has fallen behind Hillary Clinton, it's instructive to look at his political ground zero. That would be New York and its tabloid politics. I first encountered this in summer 1961, on a family vacation to New... Read more

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