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Downtown disruption

Downtown disruption

In a bucket truck at the intersection of Gilford Avenue and Union Avenue this week, Gordon Brown with Eversource Energy helps the company complete a $1.6 million project to replace over 100 utility poles in Laconia. (David Carkhuff/The Laconia Daily Sun) Underground utilities to replaced starting in spring By DAVID CARKHUFF, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Downtown businesses may face disruption this spring, summer and fall as Eversource Energy replaces underground cable and transformers dating to the 1960s."It... Read more

Letters

Majority of Americans favor stricter gun regulations, not le…

To The Daily Sun, Last November, New Hampshire voters identified the opioid crisis as the No. 1 issue facing the state. Yet, the state Senate spent part of their first week of the 2017 session on a bill (SB-12) that repeals the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed handgun. The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police opposed an identical bill in 2015, vetoed by Governor Hassan. New Hampshire is an "open-carry" state, meaning no permit is... Read more

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Announcements

Quakers plan Inauguration Day awareness event

NORTH SANDWICH — The North Sandwich Friends Meeting (Quakers) invites the wider community to an Inauguration Day event, Friday, Jan. 20, "to push back against the political reality that surrounds us," organizers said. Toward that end, the Meetinghouse (354 Quaker Whiteface Road, North Sandwich) will be open on Friday, Jan. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. The first hour will be an opportunity for silent worship, meditation or reflection. The second hour will be a... Read more

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Obituaries

Jean E. Bergeron, 65

Jean E. Bergeron, 65

BELMONT — Jean E. (Sproule) Bergeron, 65, formerly of Quincy, Massachusetts, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on Oct. 31, 1951, to the late Claude F. "Frank" and Jean M. (Gordon) Sproule. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1969. She also graduated from the former Quincy City Hospital School... Read more

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Calendar of Events

1-17-17 Calendar

Hour of Code - Introduction to Computer Science and Computer Programming, Laconia Public Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  For details call 603-524-4775. Story Time at Goss Reading Room, 188 Elm St., Laconia (Lakeport), 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775.  Events at Gilford Public Library: Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Toddler Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story Time, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.; Makerspace: Woodworking, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Nightly... Read more

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Columns

Bob Meade - It's up to the people . . .

I am sympathetic to the concerns for the Palestinian people. However, as Thomas Jefferson opined, "People get the government they deserve." The Israelis have been under attack or siege ever since they signed U.N Resolution 181 in 1948. They have attempted to resolve the issues peaceably a number of times but have been rebuffed at every turn. The United Nations has been both feckless and anti-Semitic throughout. Virtually nothing was done to Jordan when it captured and... Read more

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