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Authorities arrest three in Franklin drug bust

By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN FRANKLIN — Operation Granite Shield brought a Franklin drug investigation to a conclusion with three arrests at 349 Victory Drive on Dec. 8. Brian Sanborn, 52, and Sande Lamanuzzi, 51, of Franklin, and Angela Linteau, 31, of Laconia, are facing numerous charges as a result of the investigation. Charges against Sanborn are possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, sale of heroin, sale of methamphetamine, nine counts of being a felon in... Read more


It takes some gall to advertise Northern Pass jobs when the…

To The Daily Sun, I was very disturbed and angry to find an ad in my local paper advertising job fairs put on by the Northern Pass Project. These job fairs will be held in Whitefield and Concord. The ad states “Come Learn About Job Opportunities Available to You with Northern Pass.” Well my question to Northern Pass is: How can job fairs be scheduled when the project has not even been approved by the state... Read more

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Bridgewater to host workshop on community rights Dec. 20

BRIDGEWATER — The New Hampshire Community Rights Network plans a “show of solidarity” Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Bridgewater Town Hall to protest the 192-mile-long electrical transmission line known as the Northern Pass. This community rights workshop will educate residents on their local decision-making authority to protect the place they live in. Read more

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Janet L. Hellberg, 92

Janet L. Hellberg, 92

LACONIA — Janet Lucille (Garrison) Hellberg, 92, of Weirs Beach, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at her beloved home in Weirs Beach. Janet was born in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, on June 16, 1925, to Wiliam B. and Henrietta (Scott) Garrison. Janet was raised in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, and graduated from Lynbrook High School. Janet and her loving husband of 66 years, Robert J. Hellberg, relocated from Huntington Station, Long Island... Read more

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Calendar of Events

Weekend Calendar 12-9-17

Sunday, December 10 Music Clearlakes Chorale: Handel's Messiah, 2:00 p.m.​, at St. Katharine Drexel Church, Hidden Springs Road in Alton. Clearlakes Chorale presents Handel’s Messiah, with professional soloists and orchestra. For details, see www.clearlakeschorale.org or call 603-544-2267. The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong, 7:00 p.m.​, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes, 30 Tamworth Road in Tamworth. Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe go deep into the Christmas repertoire: the mystical, the melancholic, the soulful, the sublime. Suggested... Read more

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Jim Hightower - Why we need net neutrality

We're told by politicos, pundits and internet providers themselves that access to the net is crucial to our educational achievement, future prosperity and ability to be self-governing. Yet, while this digital highway is deemed vital to our nation's well-being, access to it is not offered as a public service — i.e., an investment in the common good. Instead, it is treated as just another profit center for a few corporations — so few that selling... Read more

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