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Forrester eyes State School site for rehab center

BY MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN CONCORD — The Senate Finance Committee yesterday endorsed a proposal by state Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), who chairs the panel, to lease the property on North Main Street that formerly housed the Laconia State School and Lakes Region Facility (prison) to a private party for use as a substance abuse treatment and recovery facility. Cast as an amendment to House Bill 1695, the proposal carried the committee by a five-to-one vote... Read more


Selectmen have 'sealed' minutes of meeting made public long …

To The Daily Sun, After years of following Gilmanton's town government and how it manages its affairs, I have finally come to the point where I can say, without hesitation, that I have seen it all. In the most ridiculous and unprecedented move imaginable, the three selectmen and town administrator have sealed minutes that were made public over a month ago (Story on May 30, page 16.) Here's why: Town governments, in this case Gilmanton's three selectmen... Read more

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12th annual Choose Franklin Day planned May 14

FRANKLIN — The Twelfth Annual Choose Franklin Community Day will be held on Saturday, May 14, rain or shine. This year's event, sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank and Mix 94.1 FM will take place at Odell Park, located on Memorial Street in downtown Franklin. Prior to the event the Paul Smith School PTO will hold the Hero Hustle, a 5K Fun Run/Walk on River Street in Franklin which will begin at 8 a.m. Community Day activities... Read more

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William L. Gage, M.D., 87

William L. Gage, M.D., 87

  William L. Gage, M.D., 87 LACONIA — William L. Gage, M.D., 87, of Shore Drive, died April 26, 2016, surrounded by his family at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. Born in Laconia, the son of Dr. Earl and Irene Gage, he graduated from St. John's School in Laconia and was valedictorian of his class at Gonzaga High School in Spokane, Washington. He received his bachelor's degree from Tufts College, where he was selected as a member... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-4-16 Calendar

Events at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol: Adult coloring, 10 a.m. to noon.; Movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3:30 to 6 p.m. After-school Maker Club at Josiah Carpenter Library in Pittsfield. 3:30 p.m. Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Arts and crafts, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Board game nights for adults at Laconia Public Library: 6 p.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line dancing, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Check out an... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Froma Harrop - Our sick Rx business

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions. A company adopts a business model so twisted that justice must come clanking down on its executives and bankrollers. Justice is now being served on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Evil this blatant is headed for the full Hollywood treatment. Valeant preys on sick people by acquiring essential drugs and then multiplying their price for a fast profit. Example: upon buying the maker of Cuprimine, a 53-year-old drug... Read more

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