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Laconia responds to gas leak; first boating crash of the sea…

By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A gas leak shut down a section of Endicott Street East on Thursday, shortly before the Laconia Fire Department responded to its first boat crash of the season. Fire Chief Ken Erickson said a landscaper using a mower hit the cover of a 1,000-gallon propane tank at Summit Drive East, causing a substantial gas leak that called firefighters out at 3:15 p.m. to lay hose and dispose of... Read more


Our kid's kids have been indoctrinated at school & they …

To The Daily Sun, I cannot comment on the City Council meeting Monday night. I have been to plenty since 1974 where the school teachers were angry. As a city councilor I remember how my colleagues were treated, how Laconia residents who opposed the spending were treated during that "long walk back" to their seats. The reason for my brief letter is that our children's children have been indoctrinated in the government schools. Today that age group has... Read more

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Open house at Marine Patrol's new headquarters Saturday

GILFORD — The New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol is offering a public open house at its new headquarters building located at 31 Dock Road in Gilford on Saturday, May 27,  from 10 a.m. to noon. The open house is being held in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week and the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the traditional start of the boating season in New Hampshire.This new facility houses all of the Marine Patrol Bureau's full time... Read more

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Suzanne R. Taggett, 52

Suzanne R. Taggett, 52

MEREDITH — Suzanne R. Taggett, 52, of Meredith Center Road died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Suzanne was born April 10, 1964, in Laconia, daughter to the late Elwin Raymond Sidney Jr. and Florence Eileen (Bailey) Sidney. Suzanne graduated in the class of 1983 at Inter-Lakes High School. She was also a graduate of Empire Beauty School in Laconia. Suzanne worked for Style Works in Plymouth as a hairstylist... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-27-17 Calendar

Library Events Knotty Knitters, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 10 a.m. Drop in to craft and chat. For details call 603-364-2400. Let's Go Lego, Hall Memorial Library, Northfield, 10 a.m. to noon​. For details call 603-286-8971.           Music Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow Tribute Performance, Meredith Community Auditorium, Inter-Lakes High School, Meredith, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Camp Resilience. Ryan Ordway CD Release Show, Pitman's Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia, 7 to 10 p.m. Tribute to U2, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Gilford, 8... Read more

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Bob Meade - Are the last ones the last ones?

A friend recently sent me an e-mail entitled "The Last Ones." It was a recollection of the life experiences of those who were born in the 1930s and early 1940s. It talked about living through the Great Depression, playing outside until the street lights came on, the absence of formalized play structures like Little League. It told of the family sitting around the radio imagining the scenes brought to life through the magic of sound-effects... Read more

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