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Drilling 2 wells to provide Robbie Mills fields with watger …

Possible solution to keep Robbie Mills Field watered By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — A potential solution has emerged to a water-supply problem for Robbie Mills Field, home to the Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.The city has been looking for a way to restore water service to the field at 15 Eastman Road, which depended on a water tower that is part of the former Laconia State School campus.. A water... Read more


Let's use that public right-of-way to benefit all citizens a…

To The Daily Sun, Reading the article on the extension of the WOW Trail (May 19) is like entering parallel universes. In one, the trail benefits the community in many ways, especially recreationally and economically. In the other, the WOW Trail is a conduit of crime into the heart of a model community. It seems to me the parallel universes are reflections of the worldview people hold. If you see people as basically good, you want the... Read more

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Talk on Old Man of the Mountain to take place Monday

GILMANTON — The last official caretaker of the Old Man of the Mountain will give an illustrated talk Monday, May 22, about the state's iconic landmark. On Monday at 6:30 p.m., in the Gilmanton Town Hall auditorium, David Nielsen will show a movie and afterward will take questions from the audience. For more than 40 years the Nielsen Family was the caretakers of the Old Man of the Mountain. Nielsen will talk about the history of the... Read more

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Mary A. Kapplain, 86

Mary A. Kapplain, 86

    Mary A. Kapplain, 86 LACONIA — Mary Alice (Tefft) Kapplain, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Laconia. Mary was born on Jan. 31, 1931, in Lakeport, the daughter of the late Harold and Callista (Oswell) Tefft. She attended Laconia schools and graduated from Laconia Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She met and married Edward William Kapplain in 1956, moved to Newtonville, Massachusetts, and started a family. After... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-24-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth-Age 5), 10 to 11 a.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon.; Elementary Early Release Nature Detectives, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; CPR Class with Cassidy Clairmont (2nd CLASS!), 3:30 to 6 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library: Story Time... 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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