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City OKs structure, then backtracks

City OKs structure, then backtracks

This storage shed at 145 Daisy Gardner Road in Laconia was given approval years ago with the understanding it would house a lawn tractor and be a temporary structure. Now Laconia officials say it violates zoning rules. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun) Zoning panel refuses to grant variance By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Three years ago, the city told Linda and Dennis Wright they didn't need a building permit to erect a temporary structure to cover... Read more


Teachers would be poorly prepared to have to shoot someone

To The Daily Sun, I was a police chaplain for many years. I qualified in the use of police fire arms. I have attended training sessions at the FBI Academy and the New Jersey State Police School. I have also used deadly force and I know what that does to the human psyche. So I know a little bit of what I am talking about. There are two aspects of arming teachers no one has talked abou:... Read more

22-03-2018 Hits:197 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Comedian Bucky Lewis to perform at Pitman's March 31

Comedian Bucky Lewis to perform at Pitman's March 31

LACONIA — Bucky Lewis will bring his Comedy and Music Show to Pitman's Freight Room on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. Admission is $20. Lewis is well-known throughout New England as an entertainer “from up north” who has one of the funniest and wittiest shows people have ever seen. He is known by his legion of loyal fans for his outrageous character comedy routines, including the Taxi Driver; the Northern Redneck; the Chinese Bartender;... Read more

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Kenny Simons Sr., 55

LACONIA — Kenny Simons Sr., 55, of Laconia, passed away unexpectedly at his home surrounded by his family on Jan. 17, 2018. He was raised in Sanbornton, the son of Pauline Leighton Simons. Kenny was a loving boyfriend, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working on his son's truck with him and fishing. There will be no calling hours. Services will be private. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements... Read more

23-03-2018 Hits:48 Obituaries Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski

Calendar of Events

3-24 Calendar

MusicIrish Celebration With The Celts at Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 7:30-10:00 p.m.​, at 39 Main St. in Plymouth.Best Not Broken at Gunstock Man Resort at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 3-6 p.m.​, at 719 Cherry Valley Road in Gilford.Jodie Cunningham Band at the Lakes Region Casino, 8:30-11:30 p.m.​, at 1265 Laconia Road in Belmont.TheatreThe Jungle Book at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 2 p.m.​ and 7:30 p.m., at 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith. For details call... Read more

22-03-2018 Hits:67 Calendar of Events Don Campbell - avatar Don Campbell


Michael Barone - Democrats can win if. . .

 What if they held a special election and nobody won? That's more or less what happened in southwestern Pennsylvania, in the special election to fill the vacancy in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District. Democrat Conor Lamb narrowly defeated Republican Rick Saccone — by 627 votes out of 228,378 counted — in a district held by Republican Tim Murphy since 2003. More to the point, the district was carried by a 20-point margin by Republican Donald Trump in... Read more

22-03-2018 Hits:68 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler