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Keno likely for city ballot

Almost 50 city businesses could host the game By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Dozens of restaurants in the city could qualify for offering keno if local voters approve the game, a spokeswoman for the New Hampshire Lottery told the City Council on Monday night.The council will consider on Aug. 28 whether to place a measure on the Nov. 7 ballot to offer the game locally as allowed under a measure passed by the Legislature... Read more



Local veterans need a place to meet; do you have one availab…

To The Daily Sun, Veterans need a local place to have meetings. It's more difficult, our vets have to go down to Concord. If a company or landlord would open their doors for a place for meetings it would be great. Laconia/Gilford (local) property owners would be able to really show thanks for their service. Vets, fire and police would like to help. John Gaydos Belmont Read more

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Gilford church hosting yard sale on Saturday

GILFORD — The Missions Committee of the First United Methodist Church of Gilford-Laconia is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. This sale provides funds for the church’s many mission projects.Outside space of about 8’ x 10’ is available for $10. No RSVP needed; just come and check in that morning and pay the rent. There will also be a bake sale and refreshments... Read more

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Joan L. Sullivan, 83

Joan L. Sullivan, 83

LACONIA — Joan Louise Sullivan, 83, of 241 Wellington Road, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, after a period of declining health.She was born on May 29, 1934, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Lionel and Leifa (Merrill) Dupont. Joan was a 1952 graduate of Laconia High School.She worked for many years as a receptionist at the Laconia Clinic.Joan enjoyed reading, knitting and loved gardening. Joan also enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-17-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3 to 6), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Teen Drop-In 3D Model Art, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Evening Book Discussion, 6 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty... Read more

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Bob Meade - Let's recapture civility

What we read in the “letters” section of this and other newspapers, is a microcosm of how our country is functioning today. Or, more accurately, how our country is dis-functioning today. Hardly a day goes by without our being able to read a letter demeaning another writer. The writers don’t make an argument of substance, but will often take someone to task for expressing their faith, or their differing political viewpoint, or because they’re old... Read more

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