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Irving's eyesores

Irving's eyesores

The building at 308 Messer St., once a regional office for Irving Oil, is now overgrown with weeds. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun) Fuel company tells city it plans to level buildings, leaving lots vacant By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Irving Oil plans to tear down three of its no-longer-used buildings after city officials complained for two years that the properties were not being maintained. Enforcement of property maintenance codes has been an ongoing issue in Laconia... Read more



I can’t even begin understand views of my fellow Americans

To The Daily Sun, There was a time, some 160 years ago, when the differences among us Americans became so intractable that we simply had to fight it out by force of arms, and it turned into the bloodiest war we have ever fought. The abyss between one side and the other became too wide to bridge, and, much as both sides of that conflict like to glorify their cause, the result was ... well, what... Read more

26-07-2017 Hits:73 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


'Music Man' auditions set for July 30-31

WOLFEBORO — The Village Players announce auditions for the November production of "The Music Man" Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31. The show is one of the most beloved of Broadway musicals, and has parts for children and adults of all ages. In its Broadway run, it won five Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and the original cast album won the very first Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In the show, charming “Professor”... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:106 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Dr. Henry B. Schoenberger, 92

Dr. Henry B. Schoenberger, 92

  LACONIA — Dr. Henry B. Schoenberger, 92, died July 9, 2017, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Cleveland just before the Depression, the oldest child to Alvin and Elizabeth (Moyer) Schoenberger. Hank spent his formative years in New Rochelle, New York, and loved to recall the ice hockey, kick-the-can, ringolevio, and stick ball games of his youth. During high school, he drove a family friend who was a physician to house calls, and... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:135 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

7-28-17 Calendar

Library Events Build a Better Tower at Laconia Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m.​, kids try to see who can build the tallest stack of Oreos. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Build a Better World Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details... Read more

26-07-2017 Hits:40 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Pat Buchanan - Are our wars just & moral?

"One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies," writes columnist David Ignatius. Given that Syria's prewar population was not 10 percent of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Americans. What justifies America's participation in this slaughter? Columnist Eric Margolis summarizes the successes of the six-year civil war to overthrow President Bashar Assad: "The result of the western-engendered carnage in Syria was horrendous:... Read more

25-07-2017 Hits:131 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler