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Two arrested in Franklin drug bust

Two arrested in Franklin drug bust

By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN FRANKLIN — Police seized more than $45,000 in cash and $43,000 worth of drugs, including heroin or fentanyl,  in an early-morning raid on Tuesday that resulted in the arrests of two Franklin residents. Johnathan R. Folsom, 27, faces four counts of selling a controlled drug and two counts of conspiracy to sell a controlled drug. Rose Watterson, 51, is charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute. Franklin... Read more


SB 193 is not just a bill. It is a fork in the road

To The Daily Sun, In response to your article on the School Voucher Bill which appeared in the Sun on Friday, Nov. 17, I would like to offer the following thoughts. A deeply divided House Education Committee voted 10 to 9 last Tuesday to send SB 193, the voucher bill, to the House floor with an Ought-to-Pass recommendation, but not without much drama and amending as the education commissioner and committee advocates sought additional votes. If the... Read more

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GYRL hosts weatherman Josh Judge Dec. 5

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library will be hosting WMUR meteorologist Josh Judge on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7  p.m. He will be sharing his new children’s book, "Be Nice To The Weather Guy: A New England Christmas Story." Books will be available for purchase with all proceeds to be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Dartmouth (CHaD). Judge will be happy to personalize and autograph copies sold.A lifelong New Englander, currently living in southern... Read more

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Henry O. Luscher, 92

Henry O. Luscher, 92

  Henry O. Luscher, 92 GILFORD — Henry O. Luscher, 92, of Gilford, died Nov. 21, 2017, at his home, after a brief period of failing health. Born in Tauffelen, Bern, Switzerland, on Nov. 13, 1925, he was the son of Otto and Rosa (Meyer) Luscher. Henry grew up in Switzerland and attended Swiss schools where he graduated from the Institute of Onken, in Switzerland, with a degree in engineering. He traveled to England between 1949 and 1951, to... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-26-17 Calendar

          Special Community   Castle in the Clouds Presents Christmas at the Castle, "An enchanted Rustic Woodland Christmas," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday on Main in Meredith, Meredith Historical Society, 45 Main St., Meredith, noon to 4 p.m. Kids make an ornament while adults select gifts from local authors, exclusive Annalee Dolls Sun Pin/Magnets, tote bags, desk or wall calendars, sun catchers, lap robes all celebrating Meredith's 250th birthday next year. For details call 603-279-2275.               Ongoing Community   Public Skating, Merrill... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - Unserious nation

How stands John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" this Thanksgiving? How stands the country that was to be "a light unto the nations?" To those who look to cable TV for news, the answer must at the least be ambiguous. For consider the issues that have lately convulsed the public discourse of the American republic. Today's great question seems to be whether our 45th president is as serious a sexual predator as our 42nd was proven to be... Read more

22-11-2017 Hits:97 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler