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Back at the helm

Back at the helm

Laconia Mayor Ed Engler receives a hug from former City Councilor Brenda Baer prior to the start of the City Council meeting last night. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Mayor Engler returns after four months of cancer treatment By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — After four months of cancer treatment in California, Mayor Ed Engler is happy to be back home. He returned to the city Saturday night and presided over the Monday evening City Council... Read more

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Letters

Celebrate Recovery isn't just for 'those people;' we are all…

To The Daily Sun, With the upcoming third annual Celebrate Recovery rally, I wanted to share what CR means to me as a leader and a participant. When I got involved with Celebrate Recovery I did it because I had a heart for those who are struggling with the opioid addiction crisis. It broke my heart to see mothers and fathers losing their sons and daughters, families torn apart. It was heartbreaking. Statistics say that my... Read more

21-01-2018 Hits:62 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler

Announcements

Snowshoe hikes offered in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a series of snowshoe hikes for any adults looking for fresh air, fun, and exercise on Tuesday mornings this winter. Participants meet in the Gilford Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. prior to each hike. If you are in need of snowshoes, we do have a limited supply available for each hike at a nominal fee. They may be reserved one hike in advance on a... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:40 Community Announcements Don Campbell - avatar Don Campbell

Obituaries

Betty Trask, 89

Betty Trask, 89

  Betty Trask, 89 LACONIA — Laconia native and former Citizen county editor Betty (Beatrice May Burbank) Trask, 89, of 150 Pleasant St., formerly of Gilford where she resided for 62 years, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Laconia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born Jan. 28, 1928, in Laconia, she was the daughter of James Edwin and Clemency (Anstey) Burbank. A year after graduation from Laconia High School in 1946, she married World War II Army veteran... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:76 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

1-24-18 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 6), 10 to 11 a.m.; Letting Go: Stress Free Downsizing, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon; Art(ists) Alive!, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Story Time, Belmont Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Story Time, Hall Memorial Library, Northfield... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:88 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Columns

Susan Estrich - The swamp overflows

On Friday at midnight, the swamp overflowed. Donald Trump was supposed to drain it. Instead he's right in the middle, a heavyweight in an already full swamp. Of course, the Republicans will blame the Democrats, and the Democrats will blame the Republicans. The short version is that it was immigration, the president's favorite polarizing, divisive issue, that broke the dam. The story is that there was a deal, but the president and his team decided they... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:54 Columns Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski