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Three graduate from drug abuse program, look forward to bett…

Three graduate from drug abuse program, look forward to better lives outside of jail (605) (photo)

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The first three inmates of the Belknap County Jail to complete the Corrections Opportunity for Recovery and EducatioN program, or CORE, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program, graduated yesterday at a ceremony Keith Gray, superintendent of the Department of Corrections, called "a big deal for them and a big deal for us." Surrounded by family and friends, all three — Brianna D'Amore, Joseph McCormick and James Rivers — echoed... Read more


Simply put, Americans are sick of the Clintons and the Bushe…

To The Daily Sun, Joe Klein, Time Magazine journalist, is an arrogant, elitist jerk. He said Mr. Trump's voters were ignorant of politics and a lot more disparaging remarks as a guest on Charlie Rose's show last night (Feb. 9). To Charlie Rose's credit, he said something like it wasn't right to question the voters' vote. I voted for Mr. Trump and I'm very politically informed. So his remarks were very offensive to me. Who does he... Read more

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Full Moon snowshoe hike set for Tuesday, Feb. 23

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a fun full-moon snowshoe hike on Tuesday, Feb. 23 for all ages. Participants will check in at the Gilford Elementary School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. before heading out on the Nature Trails at 7 p.m. Following the hike participants will  return to the cafeteria to enjoy some hot cocoa. Although it is hoped the moon will be bright, all participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight... Read more

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Tyler D. Wade, 24

Tyler D. Wade, 24

  Tyler D. Wade, 24 MEREDITH — Tyler Douglas Wade, 24, of Tamworth and Meredith, died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism on Feb. 8, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. He leaves behind his older brother, Joshua Wade of Keene; his mother, Dawn Stone, of Tamworth; and his father, Chuck Wade and his wife Patricia, both of Meredith. He is also survived by his grandmother, Ruth Verrocchi of Middleboro, Massachusetts; and his grandfather, Charles F. Wade Sr... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-13-16 Calendar

Girls Tea Party at Moultonborough Public Library. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For details call 476-8895. Let's Go Lego at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 10 a.m. Valentine's Day activity for kids at Belmont Public Library. 10 a.m.   Bingo at Funspot Bingo Hall in Laconia. 6:30 to 9 p.m. For details call 366-5950. Snowshoe Saunter at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia. 10 a.m. Cookie Sale at St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall in Laconia. Noon to 3 p.m. Grom Jam Park... 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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Harrop — And the Oscar for Most Stunning Actress goes to...

We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon. At the risk of running afoul of some ardent fan clubs, let us note that the Academy Awards for best actress tend to favor the young and beautiful, often for playing the down and out. Some older actresses survive the nominating process, but observe how many wouldn't be there had they not established... Read more

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