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City puts best face forward at Weirs

City puts best face forward at Weirs

  Joined by City of Laconia officials, designer McFarland Johnson, contractors Busby Construction and The Weirs community, Mayor Ed Engler had the honor of the official ribbon cutting for the Lakeside Avenue Improvement Project Thursday morning. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) $4.3 million improvement project finished in time for Bike WeekBy RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — The completion of an eight-month, $4.3 million project to improve Lakeside Avenue in the Weirs Beach area was celebrated... Read more


Is it now politically incorrect to display American flags fo…

To The Daily Sun, Today, May 25, I went to Gilford Hannaford for my regular shopping. I needed to buy a new USA garden flag to replace last year's, that has become weather-worn. I thought there would be some in the promotional aisle, as they were there last year. Only the beach accessories were there, no flags. I asked an employee where they were. He consulted by cellphone to someone, then led me to the manager's... Read more

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Volunteers needed to save July 4 parade

LACONIA — The Laconia Fourth of July Committee and the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department recently reached out to the community asking for help with the organization and oversight of the Laconia Fourth of July Parade. As previously reported, the Laconia Fourth of July Committee and the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department are no longer able to effectively run this event with the other responsibilities they are faced with around this holiday.It has been increasingly... Read more

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Jeffrey B. Manter, 54

Jeffrey B. Manter, 54

BOSTON — Jeffrey B. Manter, 54, of Newbury Street, passed away suddenly of lung disease at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017, with family by his side. Jeffrey was born on May 13, 1963, in Laconia, the son of Thomas B. and Gretchen (Fowler) Manter. He was a graduate of Gilford High School and he attended Northwood Institute in Midland, Michigan. Jeffrey worked for Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Jeffrey is survived by his two daughters... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-28-17 Calendar

Memorial Day Observances Gilmanton — 10:30 a.m. Church service at Smith Meeting House followed by commemorative ceremonies conducted by American Legion Post 102.         Music Annie and the Orphans, Belmont Village Bandstand, 6 p.m. For details email Robert Cray Band, Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 Main St., Plymouth, 7:30 p.m. For details email         Special Community Franklin Animal Shelter 5K Run/Walk, Paul Smith School, Franklin, 9 a.m. For details call 603-934-7163. Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival, Mill Falls Marketplace... Read more

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Bob Meade - Are the last ones the last ones?

A friend recently sent me an e-mail entitled "The Last Ones." It was a recollection of the life experiences of those who were born in the 1930s and early 1940s. It talked about living through the Great Depression, playing outside until the street lights came on, the absence of formalized play structures like Little League. It told of the family sitting around the radio imagining the scenes brought to life through the magic of sound-effects... Read more

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