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Biathlete qualifies to compete in Finland, Estonia

By DAVID CARKHUFF/THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Alex Howe of Gilford has qualified for International Biathlon Union Cups 7 and 8 in Finland the first weekend in March and Estonia the following weekend, the local biathlete reported.Howe competes in biathlon, a winter Olympic sport combining cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship. On Dec. 14-19, his team from Craftsbury Green Racing Project of Vermont entered the Biathlon trials at Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center near... Read more


Thank you for the compassion you visit on Christine & ou…

To The Daily Sun, I'm writing to express my deepest gratitude to all citizens of state Senate District 2 who have offered prayers and support since my beloved Christine was stricken on Jan. 18. For those many who have sent cards, cooked meals for us, cared for our pets, plowed our driveway, helped with groceries, and babysat our home, please know that you have greatly eased the difficulties we faced early on. It is at times... Read more

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NYC saxophonist Geoff Countryman performs at the Purple Pit …

NYC saxophonist Geoff Countryman performs at the Purple Pit Jazz Club Saturday

  BRISTOL — The Purple Pit Jazz Club will present the Geoff Countryman Trio on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. New York City's Geoff Countryman is a celebrated saxophonist and Grammy-nominated recording engineer whose diverse projects have brought him around the world. His Buffalo Band Trio with bassist Chris Bonner and drummer Zack Eldridge plays a blend of jazz and soul music, with an emphasis on their own original works. The Purple Pit Jazz Club is... Read more

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George N. Kuchinsky, 64

George N. Kuchinsky, 64

  NORTHFIELD — George Norman Kuchinsky, 64, of 215 Rand Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in his home after a long illness.He was born on May 25, 1952, in Laconia, the son of the late George A. and Sally M. (Morin) Kuchinsky.He served in the Navy. George worked for several years as a maintenance person for Vitex.He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping and was a coin collector.He is survived by his two... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-23-17 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam, Laconia Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Homeschool Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; Magic the Gathering Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Mystery Book Group, Gilford Public Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Foreign Movie Night, 7 to 9 p.m.​ For details call... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - Anti-Putin paranoia here is astonishing

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit. While our bipartisan establishment worships diversity, Trump saw Middle America recoiling from the demographic change brought about by Third World invasions. And he promised to curb them. While our corporatists burn incense at the shrine of the global economy... Read more

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