Local News

Recommendation is to sell State School property 'as is'

LACONIA — Although the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services is proceeding with its effort to sell the former Laconia State School site here, a legislative initiative is underway that would certainly slow and perhaps stop the state from divesting itself of the property. This week, Rep. Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), who has opposed to selling the site since the prospect was first broached in 2010, revealed that he intends to propose legislation that would repeal the... Read more

Letters

Jim Hightower - Kochlandia?

When you think of America's great constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This past January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brother's Plutocratic Kingdom and American Legislative Exchange Council darling, revealed to a startled nation that he has penned not one but NINE new amendments to the Constitution of the USA. Forget the Bill of Rights, Abbott is proposing a... Read more

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Announcements

Pittsfield Players present Dickens' Carol gone wrong

Pittsfield Players present Dickens' Carol gone wrong

  Ever wondered what would happen if everything that could possibly go wrong in a stage production of Dickens' Christmas Carol did go wrong? Now's the chance to find out when The Pittsfield Players present "Dickens' Christmas Carol, A Traveling Travesty In Two Tumultuos Acts" on Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and one free show on Dec. 8 only. Come to The Scenic Theatre on Depot Street... Read more

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Obituaries

Richard G. Doucet, 74

Richard G. Doucet, 74

FRANKLIN — Richard G. Doucet, 74, died peacefully on Nov. 29, 2016, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, as a result of Alzheimer's disease. During the past year, he resided at the Mountain Ridge Center, where he was lovingly cared for by the staff.Richard was born in Franklin, on Sept. 10, 1942, the eldest of six children, to Gerard and Jeanne d'Arc (Desloges) Doucet. He was a resident of the Franklin area for most of... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-4-16 Calendar

Plymouth State University Choir performing at Hanaway Mainstage Theatre. 1 p.m. Carter Mountain Brass Band Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church of Gilford. 3 to 5 p.m. For details call 603-524-3289. Dan Carter performing live for Sunday brunch at the Gunstock Inn in Gilford. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call 603-293-2021.   Bingo at Franklin Lodge of Elks. 2 to 4:30 p.m.​ For details email mistress0488@yahoo.com. Festival of Trees at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor. Noon... Read more

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Columns

Michelle Malkin - Canada's naked twit

Wasn't one vapid pretty boy named Justin from Canada enough? At least Justin Bieber is eye candy without the heartburn. Justin Trudeau, on the other hand, is the twinkly-eyed boy toy who makes informed adults wanna hurl. For more than a year, the liberal Canadian prime minister enjoyed drool-stained global press coverage as the "hot hipster" and "dreamy sex symbol" with great hair and a tribal Haida tattoo. He basked in Ryan Gosling-esque memes about his... Read more

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