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Council looks to raise teacher pay while preserving tax cap

By RICK GREEN LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Members of the City Council and the School Board will try to fashion a deal to give teachers significant pay raises despite the constraints of the city's property tax cap.The council decided on that strategy at a packed meeting Monday night as an alternative to an immediate vote for or against a five-year contract approved by the teachers' union and the School Board.Several dozen people overflowed the council chamber... Read more


Jim Hightower - Stop blamming workers; bosses made this mess

The wailing in our country about the "invasion of immigrants" has been long and loud. As one complainant put it, "Few of their children in the country learn English ... The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages ... Unless the stream of the importation could be turned they will soon so outnumber us that all the advantages we have will not be able to preserve our language, and even our government will... Read more

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Open Mic Night tonight to benefit LHS senior

LACONIA -- Pitman's Freight Room will be hosting an open mic night on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will help support Kate Persson's year with the nonprofit organization Up with People.  The event is open to all community members. Local singers, musicians, poets, comedians, dancers and storytellers are invited to take the stage during the event. Doors will open at 6 p.m.  Persson is presently a senior at Laconia High School and... Read more

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Carolyn E. McDonough, 75

Carolyn E. McDonough, 75

  FRANKLIN — Carolyn Elizabeth McDonough, age 75, of Franklin, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side in Concord on May 22, 2017. She was born on May 23, 1941, in Somerville, Massachusetts, to Dorothy and Joseph Sweeney. Carolyn was a longtime resident of Bristol, New Hampshire, and Kennebunk, Maine. Carolyn and her husband, Bill, opened several restaurants together in Bristol, The Village Inn, Wellington Inn, Villa Garden, The Patio and The Homestead Restaurant... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-26-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Baby Story Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Friday Preschool Story Time, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.​; Paint and Plant (Grades K-4), 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.​ For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m.​ For details call 6032678331. Story Time, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.​ For details... Read more

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Bob Meade - Are the last ones the last ones?

A friend recently sent me an e-mail entitled "The Last Ones." It was a recollection of the life experiences of those who were born in the 1930s and early 1940s. It talked about living through the Great Depression, playing outside until the street lights came on, the absence of formalized play structures like Little League. It told of the family sitting around the radio imagining the scenes brought to life through the magic of sound-effects... Read more

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