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Colonial refurb sticker shock

Colonial refurb sticker shock

Mayor says city is likely to have to put more money into project By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The city has already made a major financial commitment to refurbishing the historic Colonial Theater, but it will likely be asked to devote even more money to the project, Mayor Ed Engler told the City Council Monday night. “There's something I want to put on the table since it's sort of the elephant in the room,” Engler... Read more



Clearly the plaintiffs got the best of the court's travel ba…

To The Daily Sun, The Supreme Court gutted the Trumpenfuhrer's Muslim ban and left it a hollow carcass for him. It was a brilliant and artful dodge! The court ruled the administration could block people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days with exceptions for those with a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." Legally, thousands from those six nations who... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:44 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Helen turned 100

Helen turned 100

    Helen Brotherston, a resident of the St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Laconia, marked her 100th birthday on June 17, and celebrated a day later with a large gathering of friends and family at Leavitt Park. (Courtesy photo) Read more

27-06-2017 Hits:79 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


C. Frederick Ames, 95

C. Frederick Ames, 95

FRANKLIN — Charles Frederick Ames, 95, a longtime resident of Franklin, died June 28, 2017, at the Golden Crest Community in Franklin following a period of failing health. "Fred" (as he was known) was born in Peterborough, Nov. 15, 1921, son of Charles and Addie (Stockwell) Ames. Fred was schooled and lived in Peterborough and graduated from high school there. While living in Peterborough, Fred worked as a file clerk for the American Guernsey Cattle... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:36 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

6-30-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Build a Better World Playgroup, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Tot Time, Meredith Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Story Time, Sanbornton Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-286-8288. Sit & Knit... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:48 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Michael Barone - The outlook, after Georgia

The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged Democrats and encouraged Republicans. Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1 percent in the special election's first round April 18, and Democrats had high hopes that they could take this House seat from the Republicans. But even with $30 million spent — in what became the most expensive House race ever — and with a turnout of 260,000 (more... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:31 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler