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Husky-pointers lead the derby

Husky-pointers lead the derby

‘Like winning a grand slam’ says Canadian musher after sled dog win By ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Canadian musher Guy Girard said after winning the 88th Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby Sunday that he felt like he was a tennis player who had just won a grand slam title."Laconia is one of five races on the sprint circuit that that racers consider a grand slam. Winning here is a big deal... Read more


School budget is up about 3%, not the 1.1% being bragged abo…

To The Daily Sun, A letter published in Friday, Feb. 17's Sun was intentionally misleading and I wish to tell the public the truth about the Gilford school budget and what happened at the Deliberative Session on Feb. 10. The Deliberative Session was nothing more than an annually orchestrated dog and pony show put on by the Gilford School Board. Every year they organize school employees and their families to come to this event to heap praise... Read more

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The Irwin Automotive Group Donates $25,000 to Colonial Theat…

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive Group has made a $25,000 donation to the Colonial Theatre renovation project.  When approached to make a donation to help restore the 103-year-old theater in downtown Laconia, the Irwin Automotive Group was eager and proud to support the redevelopment project with a $25,000 donation. The Irwin Automotive Group hopes this will bring a rebirth to downtown Laconia. Chris Irwin, vice president of the Irwin Automotive Group, said, "This is a very special project... Read more

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Priscilla A. Smith, 87

Priscilla A. Smith, 87 LACONIA — Priscilla Ann (Sewell) Smith, 87, of Old North Main Street, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Laconia, the daughter of Arthur W. and Kilda E. (Turcotte) Sewell. She was a longtime resident of Laconia She was manager of Modern Appliance Center for 20 years, retiring in 1985. Mrs. Smith was a former communicant... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-21-17 Calendar

  Teen Movie - Suicide Squad, Laconia Public Library, 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Teddy Bear Tea Party; Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Makerspace: Sled Derby, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.; Nightly Knitting, 6 to 8 p.m.​ For details call 603-524-6042. Fiber Arts, Sanbornton Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon​. For details call 603-286-8288. Events at Gilman Library, Alton: Knitter's Group, 11 a.m. to 1... Read more

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E. Scott Cracraft - What wrong with Canada's health care sys…

President Trump, along with a lot of GOP members of Congress and state officials, rode to power, at least in part, on a promise to get rid of "Obamacare." Now, many are having second thoughts. Why? Because, except for some problems here and there, Obamacare is working and the GOP has not articulated a replacement plan that addresses the same concerns that brought about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And, polls show that the reforms... Read more

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