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Luxury condo trend plays out at Christmas Island

Luxury condo trend plays out at Christmas Island

Nearly all of the 16 condos, built where a motel once stood on Weirs Boulevard in Laconia, and priced above $600,000, have been sold. (Courtesy photo)   By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — There's been a trend in recent years of developers buying motels and vacation cottages with waterfront access and converting them to residential units, but heads are being turned by the way this has been accomplished on Christmas Island. For $1.2 million, developers in 2013... Read more



Don't knockdown addicts, ask them what you can do to help

To The Daily Sun, I am a lifetime Lakes Region citizen, born in the Laconia and raised in Meredith. I am writting this letter in response to the mayor's letter comments in the N.Y. Times and I'd like to start by saying, first off, Mr. Mayor, there are more middle and upper class drug addicts then we are made aware of. Would you like to know what they are called? They are called closet addicts. Why... Read more

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WOW Trail launches Ambassador Program

WOW Trail launches Ambassador Program

  LACONIA — As use of the WOW Trail continues to grow, a new group of WOW Trail volunteers will help promote safety and trail etiquette out on the trail. “We’re looking to encourage safe use of the trail,” said WOW Trail President Allan Beetle. “Being a WOW Trail Ambassador will be a great way to contribute to this project”. A kick-off meeting was held at the Laconia Police Department on Wednesday, July, where volunteers  met with... Read more

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John M. Bacon, 82

John M. Bacon, 82

  John M. Bacon, 82 OSSIPEE — John Milo Bacon, 82, of Ossipee, died Friday, May 5, 2017, after a period of declining health. John was born in Laconia on June 4, 1934, the youngest of three children of Milo and Minnie (Page) Bacon. He grew up in Gilford where he attended local schools, graduating from Laconia Highs School in 1952. While in high school, he was active in sports, most particularly as a member of the varsity football... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-24-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Mahjong, 12:30 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Create a Build a Better World T-Shirt, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chess Club, 3 to 6 p.m.; Medium Carolyn Richardson, (Recommended for adults), 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603 286-8971. Lego Drop-In, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-744-3352.   Theater "The Hound of the Baskervilles... Read more

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Susan Estrich - 'That's politics'

So it doesn't matter, you see, according to realdonaldtrump (aka the president of the United States), that his son, son-in-law and campaign manager were looking for Russian help to turn the election, specifically for trash the Kremlin might contribute about Hillary Clinton; it doesn't matter that Vladimir Putin himself might have been in the room, given the connections of those who were. "That's politics," Donald Trump tweeted, echoing the sarcasm of his love-lost son, Donald Trump... Read more

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