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Voter turnout high but most are glad the primary is over

Voter turnout high but most are glad the primary is over

Dave Spooner sits at the voting booth at Leavitt Park Clubhouse to cast his vote in the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday morning.  (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)   By Roger Amsden and Michael Kitch, THE LACONIA DAILY SUN Voter turnout was high across all wards in the Lake City yesterday for the Presidential Primary, and many who voted said that while it's nice to be at the center of national attention, they're glad the primary is... Read more


Would Woodstock be considered agritourism if held in 2016?

To The Daily Sun, Max Yasgur owned a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York. He rented it out to a concert promoter named Michael Lang in August, 1969, for three days of peace, love and music. What could go wrong? Organizers told the town of Bethel that they expected no more than 50,000 people, permits were issued. 400,000 showed up. With little time to work with, they put most efforts into staging and sound equipment... Read more

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Laconia Library plans activities for teens, children

LACONIA —  The Laconia Public Library will host programs later this month featuring a movie, bird feeding and feats of engineering. Teens are invited to a showing of "Paper Towns" on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Library's Laconia Rotary Hall. This film is based on the novel by John Green and is rated PG 13. Arnold Graton and Associates will be at Laconia Rotary Hall later in the evening at 7 p.m. to talk... Read more

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Richard J. Ayers, 55

Richard J. Ayers, 55

  Richard J. Ayers, 55 CAMPTON — Richard Jeffrey Ayers, 55, of Livermore Road, died suddenly on Feb. 8, 2016, at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, after injuries received from a fall. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, on Aug. 20, 1960, he was the son of the late Paul L. Jr. and Ann (Merrigan) Ayers. Richard grew up in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and graduated from Duxbury High School, class of 1978. He has been a resident of the Campton area for... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-11-16 Calendar

Events at Belmont Public Library: Adult/teen craft night, 5:30 p.m. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Artists' group, 1 p.m. Events at Moultonborough Public Library: Book talk, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Events at Gilmanton Year Round Library: Story time, 1:30 p.m.; Oh, The Places You'll Go, 3:15 p.m. Events at Gilman Library in Alton: Computer basics for beginners, 9 a.m.; Story time with Granny Apple, 2 p.m.; Writers group, 3 p.m.; Pajama story time with Miss Lily, 6 p.m. Events at... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Howard — Robert Frost visits Laconia

By Elizabeth Howard   Poets view the world through a different lens. Now, more than ever, it is refreshing to turn to them for the vivid images they create for us through written words. Robert Frost, through Stephen Collins, appeared at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesday evening. I am disappointed I couldn't have been there to hear the reading of "The Death of the Hired Man" and to participate in reading some of Frost's poems aloud. Robert... Read more

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