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Effort to save St. Joseph’s Church begins

Effort to save St. Joseph’s Church begins

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Laconia. To the left is the rectory. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)   By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — An effort has begun to spare St. Joseph's Church from the wrecking ball. This weekend, Donna Hosmer, a parishioner whose children attend Holy Trinity School, reached out to more than two dozen prominent individuals she described as "difference makers" in the community, including many fellow parishioners, seeking their help "to ensure this... Read more


Bristol needs to slow down the growth of long-term debt

To The Daily Sun, Some Bristol officials like to tell voters the Bristol tax bill can't get any lower, since the total tax rate in Bristol is in the lower third for New Hampshire communities. They brush off your concerns and struggles to pay your tax bill as if they are not valid or worthy of their consideration. In reality, the municipal tax rate in Bristol — the only tax rate the Selectboard is directly charged... Read more

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A corned beef dinner with all the fixings will be held at th…

LACONIA — A corned beef dinner with all the fixings will be held at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association club house on Lily Pond Road on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. On the menu is New England boiled dinner with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, turnip, onions, carrots and homemade Irish Soda Bread. During the event, Mary Morris from the New Hampshire Historical Society will give a talk titled “Discovering New Hampshire, an overview of... Read more

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Austie ‘Candy’ Mellett, 70

WOODSTOCK — Austie "Candy" (Berry) Mellett, 70, passed away Feb. 25, 2017, with her family at her side after a long, courageous battle with COPD.Born in Woodstock on May 1, 1946, Candy was the daughter of Fred Lawrence Berry and Ella Kinne Berry. Candy lived in Woodstock her entire life. In 1964 she graduated from LinWood High School as a member of the first class to graduate from the new school.Candy was a homemaker and... Read more

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Calendar of Events

3-1-17 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon.; Let's Play Teen Club, 3 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. The Paint Is Out!, Meredith Public Library, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Winterfest, Sanbornton Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m... Read more

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Bob Meade - Future shock . . .

Back in 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote the bestselling book "Future Shock," in which he described the post-industrial society that resulted from increasingly advanced technology. In the book, Toffler described how worker's jobs would change as new technology was introduced. Such changes would result in workers no longer working for the same company for their entire career, but they would move three or four times to new and different skill jobs. Such movement would require... Read more

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