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Police arrest man for kidnapping couple held at gunpoint nea…

Police arrest man for kidnapping couple held at gunpoint near Laconia Library

LACONIA — A Laconia man has been charged with kidnapping following a report of an attempted robbery. The Laconia Police Department said they spoke with one of two alleged victims, who said while in the area of the Laconia Public Library a man had threatened her and her husband with a gun and forced them to walk to their home Wednesday. She was able to convince the man to let her go, according to the police... Read more

Letters

Clinton Foundation is the stuff of Third World dictatorships

To The Daily Sun, The cream of the Clinton Foundation corruption seems to be rising to the top of this presidential election cycle and it looks like Hillary was using the State Department as her own "pay to play" scheme. The Associated Press recently reported that more than half of the private individuals she met while serving as Secretary of State were donors to the Clinton Foundation. This was after she gave President Obama an ethics... Read more

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Announcements

Congregation Church to host Taize service

  LACONIA — The Laconia Congregational Church will host a Taize prayer service this coming Monday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. The service, to be held on the second floor of the church's Parish House, will led by the Rev. Joan Newton O'Gorman, an experienced Taizé leader, who after years in parish ministry is now chaplain for Hospice and Palliative Care with the VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont. A Taize service — a candlelight... Read more

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Obituaries

Mary L. 'Weezie' Blais, 89

Mary L. 'Weezie' Blais, 89

  Mary L. "Weezie" Blais, 89 LACONIA — Mary Louise "Weezie" Blais, age 89, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. A lifelong resident of Gilford and Laconia, she was born Jan. 17, 1927. Growing up, she enjoyed her horses and life on the family farm. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1945 and was married in 1948. She and her husband, Francis, were active in local ski clubs and events. Weezie worked as an... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-25-16 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Author Series: Peter Zheutlin, "Rescue Road Exercise Your Mind," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Group, noon. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Artists' Group, 1 p.m.; Fiber Arts, 6 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton: Yoga with Shannon, New Hampton, 10:30... Read more

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Columns

Susan Estrich - Trump flunks August

It took a long time, but every record must eventually get broken, and no one is happier about this one than me: Finally, a presidential campaign has had a worse August than we did in 1988. That year, Michael Dukakis came out of the convention with a lead a mile wide and an inch deep, only to turn his campaign plane around and head back to Massachusetts, where he spent August being governor while his... Read more

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