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Voter turnout high but most are glad the primary is over

Voter turnout high but most are glad the primary is over

Dave Spooner sits at the voting booth at Leavitt Park Clubhouse to cast his vote in the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday morning.  (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)   By Roger Amsden and Michael Kitch, THE LACONIA DAILY SUN Voter turnout was high across all wards in the Lake City yesterday for the Presidential Primary, and many who voted said that while it's nice to be at the center of national attention, they're glad the primary is... Read more


Please, Laconia residents, take time to pick up after yourse…

To The Daily Sun, On Friday, Jan. 29, four students from Laconia Christian Academy and I spent a short half hour picking up trash in an area between the Community Center (Union Ave.) and the CVS Pharmacy. During that time, we filled four 13-gallon trash bags. One man gave us the thumbs-up and one lady told us we were wasting our time. When I asked her what she meant, she said that it would be all... Read more

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Active Shooter response management training coming to Gilfor…

GILFORD — The Gilford Police Department and ALICE Training Institute have partnered to bring ALICE Instructor Training to Gilford PD on July 14-15. This two-day instructor course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for those critical moments in the gap between when violent situations begin and when law enforcement arrives on scene. The registration fee... Read more

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Rhoda M. Allard, 95

NORTHFIELD — Rhoda "Nana" M. Allard, 95, a lifelong resident of Northfield, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a short period of failing health. Rhoda was born in Northfield on Dec. 23, 1920, daughter of Alfred and Amanda (Bernard) Gilbert. As a homemaker and caretaker, she lived for her family, which extended to the community when she opened her day care soon after the passing of her husband... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-11-16 Calendar

Events at Belmont Public Library: Adult/teen craft night, 5:30 p.m. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Artists' group, 1 p.m. Events at Moultonborough Public Library: Book talk, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Events at Gilmanton Year Round Library: Story time, 1:30 p.m.; Oh, The Places You'll Go, 3:15 p.m. Events at Gilman Library in Alton: Computer basics for beginners, 9 a.m.; Story time with Granny Apple, 2 p.m.; Writers group, 3 p.m.; Pajama story time with Miss Lily, 6 p.m. Events at... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Howard — Robert Frost visits Laconia

By Elizabeth Howard   Poets view the world through a different lens. Now, more than ever, it is refreshing to turn to them for the vivid images they create for us through written words. Robert Frost, through Stephen Collins, appeared at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesday evening. I am disappointed I couldn't have been there to hear the reading of "The Death of the Hired Man" and to participate in reading some of Frost's poems aloud. Robert... Read more

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