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Icon in decline

Icon in decline

The 32-year-old sculpture at Opechee Park is named Keewakwa Abenaki Keenabeh, which translates to “Giant Indian – The Defiant One.” The log from which New Hampshire’s Whispering Giant is carved from is a native 36-foot red oak tree weighing approximately 24,000 pounds.  (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Rot, insects threaten 32-year-old sculpture at Opechee Park By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — At Opechee Park on Wednesday, there was a clear backward lean to the 36-foot... Read more



Michelle Malkin - The double murder of Otto Warmbier

We may never know what brutal torture and malign neglect American student Otto Warmbier suffered at the hands of North Korea's dictatorship before losing his life this week at the age of 22. But it wasn't the first time the free-spirited Ohio native died. More than a year before succumbing to the unknown illness or injury that left him in a coma thousands of miles away from home, Otto Warmbier's own countrymen murdered his reputation. His character... Read more

21-06-2017 Hits:80 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


M’boro man identified as victim in fatal fire

CONCORD — A man who died in a fire Monday in Moultonborough which destroyed a home has been identified.Jeffrey S. Barnard, 62, of 96 Black’s Landing Road was determined to have died from smoke inhalation, according to the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office.The cause of the fire has been ruled undetermined based on the extremely heavy fire damage to the structure, according to a press released yesterday from state Fire Marshall J. William Degnan, Moultonborough... Read more

21-06-2017 Hits:49 Community Announcements Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski


Ronald I. Mendes, 81

Ronald I. Mendes, 81

GILFORD — Ronald I. Mendes of Gilford died on June 20, 2017, at age 81.Devoted husband of Linda (Consolino) Mendes. Loving father of Janis Lago and her husband Michael, Joanne Mendes, Ronald Mendes and his wife Susan. Adored step-father of Lisa Morello and her husband Frank, Mark DeAngelo and his wife Dawnmarie, Cheryl McLaughlin and her husband Frank. Cherished grandfather of Domenic and Isabella Morello, Grace and Ronald Mendes and Mia DeAngelo. Beloved brother-in-law of... Read more

21-06-2017 Hits:48 Obituaries Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski

Calendar of Events

6-23-17 Calendar

Library Events Movies & More for Kids - "Beauty and the Beast," Laconia Public Library, 3 to 5:30 p.m. For details call 524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 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. Events at Minot-Sleeper... Read more

21-06-2017 Hits:81 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Bob Meade - Anarchy, it's headed your way

In the Nov. 22, 2016, issue of The Laconia Daily Sun, I wrote an article entitled "Sovereignty or anarchy." I defined anarchy as a chaotic situation, absent of any formal system of government, and asked that you take a few minutes and think about what your life, and the life of each of your loved ones, would be like if we were to become anarchistic. No rules or laws to follow. No “legal” right or... Read more

19-06-2017 Hits:189 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler