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School bus strike averted as First Student agrees to contra…

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — School administrators from all over the Lakes Region breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday night when they learned that First Student Inc. had signed a contract with its workers at the Belmont facility. The employees, who are represented by Teamsters Local 633 of Manchester, had been working without a contract and had threatened to strike the company in an effort to settle some wage and pension issues. "This was... Read more


Steve Earle (12-9) 152 RESPONSE

To The Daily Sun, Once again James Veverka is exposing his kneejerk reactions to anything any conservative might say or write. In Wednesday's paper, James challenges not me but the scientific community, though his target was, of course, me He said I am a perfect example of Dunning-Kruger. For those unfamiliar with it, Dunning and Kruger wrote a dissertation years ago explaining that no one knows what we don't know. It applies equally to all people... Read more

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DAR names Good Citizen Award winners

DAR names Good Citizen Award winners

  A recognition of Mary Butler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens featured (from left) Adele Bausor, Chapter Regent; Kayla Zarella, Gilford High School; Erin Atherton, Winnisquam Regional High School; Allyssa Miner, Laconia High School; and Judy Wilson, DAR Good Citizen Chairman. Missing from the photo are Trevor Hunt, Belmont High School and Jackson Williams, InterLakes High School. (Courtesy photo)   GILFORD — Mary Butler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution announced the selection of five area high school seniors... Read more

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Eleanor F. Dunn, 84

Eleanor F. Dunn, 84

CAMPTON —  Mrs. Eleanor Frances (Walker) Dunn, 84, of Campton, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Dec. 6, 2016. She was born in Center Harbor on Sept. 15, 1932, the daughter of Benjamin and Margaret Walker. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Arnold C. Dunn of Campton; six children: David Daoust, Deborah St. Jean, Donna Jones, Gary Daoust, Diane Daoust, and Theresa Stendor and husband Bill; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all who... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-11-16 Calendar

Christmas in Song at Bristol Baptist Church. 6 p.m.​ Clearlakes Chorale concert at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Alton. 2 p.m. Dan Carter performing for Sunday brunch at the Gunstock Inn in Gilford. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call 603-293-2021. Cool Yule Jazz Concert at Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia. 4 to 6 p.m. For details call 603-848-2469. Heather Pierson Charlie Brown Christmas Special at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 7 p.m. LRSO Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Holiday... Read more

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Froma Harrop - Hillary Clinton, Martyr of the Year

Documentaries, plays and grand operas will be written about what was done to Hillary Clinton in the election of 2016. Some normal mistakes were mixed in with her many accomplishments, but there was nothing normal about her treatment by political foes and many of the respectable media alike. The gang-up on Clinton amounted to political torture, the likes of which will be remembered for generations. That makes Hillary Clinton the Martyr of the Year. Clinton entered the... Read more

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