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Gilmanton selectmen under attack for taking down police page By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUNGILMANTON — Selectmen emerged from a nonpublic session Monday night with a decision to maintain their ban on a social media page maintained by the Gilmanton Police Relief Association.Several residents had come to the meeting demanding an explanation for the decision to shut down a Facebook page that they claimed provided essential information to the community. Chairman Stephen McWhinnie said it... Read more

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No, the sky is not falling because of Gilford tax rates; loo…

To The Daily Sun, The sky is falling! Or so certain members of Gilford’s Budget Committee would again have you think. Every year, they raise the alarm about runaway taxes, with a combination of exasperation and anger in their voices so sincere that it’s hard to imagine they could be so utterly wrong. But they are. Here’s some factual data (not just rhetoric) to put things in perspective: Gilford’s overall tax rate actually declined 7 percent... Read more

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Boston Comedy Allstars perform Saturday as police benefit

LACONIA — The Boston Comedy Allstars will perform this Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Margate Resort, as a benefit for the Laconia Police Officers Association. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tickets are available at the door. There will be a cash br and an ATM on site. Read more

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Jason M. McDermott, 48

NEW HAMPTON — Jason M. McDermott, 48, died at his home on Jan. 12, 2018, following a sudden illness. Born in Laconia on Nov. 22, 1969, he was the son of Joseph F. and Joyce (Cutter) McDermott. He was a lifelong New Hampton resident. He attended the New Hampton Community School and Newfound High School. Jason was self employed as a roofer and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was predeceased by his father... Read more

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Calendar of Events

1-18-18 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3 to 6), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775.Events at Gilford Public Library: Yoga Fun (2- to 4-year-olds), 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Yoga Fun (4- to 6-year-olds), 11:15 a.m. to noon; Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 to 1 p.m.; Crafty Kids Drop-In, 1 to 4... Read more

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Susan Estrich - And he thinks he is not a racist

"S—-hole countries": I didn't say it; the president did. And it wasn't even in some closed-door meeting with aides who leaked the quote to the press. He said it in a meeting with congressional leaders. If you parse his tweets, he goes on the attack toward anyone reporting what he said, but never quite fully denies it. And Dick Durbin, the Democratic senator who confirmed the reports, is as trustworthy a second or third or... Read more

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