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Laconia prepares for the worst

Laconia prepares  for the worst

During an active-shooter exercise Saturday, two Laconia police officers check the parking lot at Woodland Heights Elementary School after “neutralizing” a second “shooter.” (Alan MacRae for The Laconia Daily Sun) First responders carry out active-shooter exercise at Woodland Heights School By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — In a training scenario that played out Saturday, a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle and wearing a backpack entered Woodland Heights Elementary School during what participants pretended was its... Read more



Most of you writers on the left have absolutely 20 sense of …

To the editor, Alan Vervaeke claims to be an "activist" for positive social change or something along those lines. And thank goodness we have him among us, keeping a critical eye on letter writers. I don't know if the man believes he is qualified to render judgment on what others write in The Daily Sun. He sure talks like he is a "legend in his own mind." And, my goodness, doesn't he sound like one of... Read more

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Innisfree Bookshop to host children’s author Sept. 23

MEREDITH — Come meet New Hampshire author Matt Forrest Esenwine and hear him read from his debut picture book, "Flashlight Night," at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. "Flashlight Night" is illustrated by the award-winnning Fred Koehler.  It is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books, while also a marvelous read-aloud and satisfying bedtime story. During a tree-house campout, three children use a flashlight to light their... Read more

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Gilbert R. Dinger Jr., 34

ASHLAND — Gilbert R. Dinger Jr., 34, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Aug. 31, 2017, following a sudden illness.Born in Plymouth on Jan. 20, 1983, he was the son of Gilbert R. and Donna (Fuller) Dinger Sr.Gilbert was raised in Ashland where he attended Ashland schools and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School.He went on to work in the automotive and construction fields. He was employed by MAV Remodeling.Gilbert enjoyed fishing, soccer... Read more

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Calendar of Events

9-21-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Play and Learn Sing-Up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.​, (Must be library cardholder); Home School Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; Teen Tabletoppers, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; After School Story Time, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.​, (Must be library cardholder); Conversational French, 4 to 5... Read more

19-09-2017 Hits:67 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Pat Buchanan - Who truly imperils our free society

"The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true." Hilaire Belloc's depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed. A week ago, the statue of missionary and Catholic Saint Fr. Junipero Serra was... Read more

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