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32 years of public service - Pattison served critical role for State House, Laconia parks

LACONIA — The state and the city will soon bid farewell to a an exemplary public servant with the retirement of Jeff Pattison after 32 years with Office of the Legislative Budget Assistant (LBA) at the State House, the last six of them at its helm, and 14 years as a member of the Laconia Parks and Recreation Commission, a decade of them as its chairman. Pattison and his wife Judy, who have lived in Laconia since 1977, intend to move to San Diego, California, where his brother has lived for some time and close to both their sons, A.J. and... Read more


How many more half-truths is Trump going to dump on us?

To the Daily Sun, I was able to watch the Bill O'Reilly interview on FOX recently with Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump kept insisting "China has taken all of our jobs." He repeated this over and over and over again. Bill O'Reilly finally (in disgust) had to remind Mr. Trump that U.S. corporations and manufacturers took American jobs to China (take note Bob Meade and other deniers). It was interesting to watch Bill O'Reilly tell Mr. Trump that... Read more


Jim Hightower - Of course, there's a catch

Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America's corporate and political elites to hear: "I'm scared," he said in a recent New York Times opinion piece. He adds that Paul Tudor Jones is scared, too, as is Ken Langone. And they are trying to get the Powers That Be to pay attention to their urgent concerns. But wait — these three are Powers That Be. Georgescu is former head of Young & Rubicam, one of the... Read more


Waukewan Ladies count their putts

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the first sunny day of the season. The ladies cheered as they teed off on the back nine. Teams of 4 and a game of "Count Your Putts" was the plan of attack. Two best putts per hole netted the winning team $10 per player with a total of only 27 putts. Congratulations to the team of: Jan Lefebvre, Ellen Vail, Gloria Ferland, and Karen Bourgeois.... Read more



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911.... Read more

Calendar of Events

9-1-15 Calendar

Performance of gothic drama "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde," 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Info and tickets: (603) 279-0333 or   New Horizons Band performs, 6:30 p.m., Rotary Park Bandstand, Beacon Street East, Laconia. Sponsored by Laconia Parks and Recreation Department.   Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Events at Hall Library, Northfield: Spanish Club, 10 a.m.; Craft Tuesday, 11-3 p.m. ($5 hourly fee); Tech Tuesday, 2-4 p.m; Project Teen, 3 p.m. Story... Read more


Season's last farmstand returns to Busy Corner

  LACONIA — The third and final pop-up farmstand of the season will be held outside the Laconia Early Learning Center at 22 Strafford St. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. It will feature organic produce from Red Manse Farm in Loudon. "This is our final pop-up farmstand of the summer, as part of a pilot project to see how folks respond when we make it even more convenient to access fresh local produce,"... Read more


Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more


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


Michele L. Chase, 50

  Michele L. Chase, 50 FRANKLIN — Michele L. Chase, age 50, of 88B Chestnut St., passed away on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a courageous 2 1/2 year fight with leukemia. Michele was born on Nov. 19, 1964, in Laconia, the daughter of Merton L. Chase Jr. (Butch) and Louise H. (Decato) Chase. She loved the Red Sox, Celtics and the Patriots and was also a NASCAR fan, with her... Read more

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