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Commission unveils plan to rebuild county savings

By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Belknap County commissioners told local lawmakers Friday night that their plan for rebuilding the depleted fund balance calls for refraining from use of that money in next year’s budget and using no more than $500,000 per year until the fund balance reaches the $3.5 million-$5 million level, which is seen as necessary for the county. The plan projects 2 percent annual increases in the fund from both excess revenue... Read more


Two county commissioners suffer from Washington syndrome

To The Daily Sun, Concerned taxpayers of Belknap County should be asking why the county commissioners, specifically Mr. Devoy and Mr. Taylor, criticize the majority of county delegation members — past and present — for exercising their constitutional duty of being good stewards of how taxpayers’ monies are being spent?When will these two finally take responsibility to manage taxpayers’ money ? Can their endless appetite for more of your hard-earned money ever be satisfied? IF NOT... Read more

11-12-2017 Hits:43 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Laconia Congregational church to host Carol sing-along Dec. …

Laconia Congregational church to host Carol sing-along Dec. 15

LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ, invites everyone to a community Christmas Carol Sing-Along on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Come and sing all your favorite Christmas carols in the beautifully decorated sanctuary, accompanied by pipe organ, piano, trumpet, and hand bells. You can even try bell ringing yourself! Light refreshments will be served. The church is handicapped-accessible and located in downtown Laconia in Veterans Square, on the corner... Read more

11-12-2017 Hits:31 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Annie L. Manning, 95

Annie L. Manning, 95

FRANKLIN — Annie L. Manning, 95, a longtime resident of the Northfield-Tilton areas,  died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, following a period of failing health.  Annie was born in Franklin on Feb. 10, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Annie (Weeks) Dubia.   Her family also included four brothers, now deceased: Norbert, Otis, Richard and Arthur, and one sister, Gertrude Jocelyn who resides in the Franklin area.Following Annie’s marriage to Gilbert J. Manning II, she... Read more

11-12-2017 Hits:31 Obituaries Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski

Calendar of Events

12-12-17 Calendar

Tuesday, December 12 Music Holiday Program with the New Horizons Band, 7:00 p.m.​, at Taylor Community's Woodside Building in Laconia. For details call 603-524-5600. Open Mic, 7:00 p.m.​, at Patrick's Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd in Gilford. For details call 603-293-0841. Library Events Adult Craft: Painted Rock Cacti, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.​​, at Laconia Public Library, 695 N Main St in Laconia. For details call 603-524-4775. Bridge at Gilford Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.​, at... Read more

06-12-2017 Hits:28 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Alan Vervaeke - Isims

“Not that I condone fascism; or any ism for that matter. Isms, in my opinion, are not good. A person should not believe in an ism, he should believe in himself.” — Ferris Bueller I have opinions, and that’s no surprise to anyone. I’ve a right to opinions per the 1st Amendment, but I don’t have a right to have it agreed with. If I attempt to force or coerce you to agree with me, that’s... Read more

10-12-2017 Hits:36 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler