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Taking a toll

Taking a toll

Caregiver and recovery coach Bruce Paul of Navigating Recovery. Those in his line of work, including police, have to take steps to care for themselves to be able to care for others. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Those helping to fight addiction also have to take care of themselves BY LEAH WILLINGHAM, LACONIA DAILY SUN There was a time when officer Eric Adams believed he could save every person struggling with substance misuse. It was 2014, and Adams... Read more


If you want to get started in local public affairs, I can he…

To The Daily Sun, 2017 has been a rough year for many of us— a year like no other in our lifetimes. Every day seems to bring another surreal headline, another injustice, another vulnerable population that becomes less protected, another set of diminished rights, another rolled-back policy that once seemed like an ironclad advancement of progress, another invitation for outside ridicule, another slew of lies. But we've gone high and we've protested and we've endured and... Read more

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Pitman’s Freight Room kicks off sixth year of monthly comedy…

Pitman’s Freight Room kicks off sixth year of monthly comedy nights

LACONIA — Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia will kick off its sixth year of monthly comedy nights on Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. with a special three-person performance starring Harrison Stebbins (Boston’s Wildman), Steve Scarfo, and Paul Landwehr. Stebbins is a longtime Boston headliner and crowd favorite whose unique blend of high energy comedy, and clever, witty insight makes him a regular at the top Boston clubs and beyond. Stebbins has performed at Caroline’s in... Read more

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Eleanor P. Tarbox, 96

CENTER BARNSTEAD — Eleanor Pearl Tarbox, 96, of Center Barnstead, NH., died on Dec. 10, 2017, at Forestview Manor in Meredith, after a period of failing health. Born in Grafton on April 6, 1921, she was the daughter of Earl D. and Della B. (Smith) Chellis. Eleanor was presented the Boston Post Cane in October of 2017. She was very special and loved by all. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Fred O. Tarbox, who died in 2001;... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-14-17 Calendar

Thursday, December 14 Music Acoustic Thursday, 7:00 p.m.​, at Patrick's Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road in Gilford. Eric Grant performs. For details call 603-293-0841. Blood, Sweat & Tears, 7:30 p.m.​, at Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 Main Street in Plymouth. For details email fmboxoffice@thecman.com. Dudley Laufman, 6:30 p.m.​, at Corner House Inn, 22 Main Street in Sandwich. For details call 603-284-6219. Sandwich Singers, 7:00 p.m.​, at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal, 678 Whittier Road in Tamworth. Sandwich Singer concerts traditionally include... Read more

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Froma Harrop - Obama deserves credit for today's strong econ…

A president deserves partial credit for a strong economy. The current economic numbers are good, so to the extent that gratitude is due, let us offer it. Thank you, President Obama. The economic gauges have been improving steadily for the eight years of the current recovery. Barack Obama was president for seven of them. As the first year of the Donald Trump presidency draws to a close, the economy's growth has continued — but it has... Read more

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