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Weirs rezoning plan inches forward

Weirs rezoning plan inches forward

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — After presenting a controversial proposal by the City Council to rezone The Weirs to the Zoning Task Force on Tuesday, Mayor Ed Engler said that when the Planning Board meets next week he will request that it schedule a public hearing on the essential elements of the plan on Nov. 1. Engler stressed that while the council seeks to expedite the process "There is no rush for the Planning... Read more


Pat Buchanan - Trump right about trade predators

Is America still a serious nation? Consider. While U.S. elites were denouncing Donald Trump as unfit to serve for having compared Miss Universe 1996 to "Miss Piggy" of "The Muppets," the World Trade Organization was validating the principal plank of his platform. America's allies are cheating and robbing her blind on trade. According to the WTO, Britain, France, Spain, Germany and the EU pumped $22 billion in illegal subsidies into Airbus to swindle Boeing out of the sale... Read more

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Hiking Vermont's Long Trail in autumn

Hiking Vermont's Long Trail in autumn

View from Jay Peak   A plethora of colorsBy Gordon DuBois On Thursday, Sept. 22, we officially began the autumn season and will soon be immersed in the beautiful colors of fall. And what better way to experience fall foliage than to walk a woodland path surrounded by the brilliant colors of our New England foliage season? Hiking Vermont's Long Trail is one way to experience this change of seasons. The trail is dominated by forests of maple, birch, oaks, aspen... Read more

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Barbara L. Ponsart 76

Barbara L. Ponsart 76

GILFORD — Barbara L. Ponsart 76, of Cherry Valley Road, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Concord Hospital, surrounded by the ones she loved.Barbara was born Jan. 9, 1940, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, daughter to the late Frederick C. and Elizabeth (McEwen) Johnson. She worked with her husband, Robert, for over 30 years as a secretary and bookkeeper for Robert Ponsart Associates. Barbara later retired from Rite Aid in Laconia, having been the shift... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-1-16 Calendar

Let's Go Lego, Hall Memorial Library, Northfield, 10 a.m. to noon.       Blues Musician Biscuit Miller and the Mix, Pitman's Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia, 8 p.m. Live Music by Dan Carter "The Muzak Man," Schuster's Steakhouse and Tavern, Gunstock Inn, Gilford, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For details call 603-293-2021. Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto, Franklin Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Lisa Ferguson in Concert, The Arts Center, 12 Main St., Center Sandwich, 7:30 to 9 p.m.​ For details call 603-284-7532. Live... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - How Trump wins the debate

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy. He was returning to the scene of his '68 triumph, when he had inflicted the first crippling wound on Lyndon Johnson. "Pat, you don't have to win up here, you know," he assured me. "All you have to do is beat the point spread." "Beat the point spread" is a good description of... Read more

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