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Treatment for the long term

Treatment for the long term

Randy Bartlett and Everett Henderson in the Karma Cafe on Tuesday afternoon. The cafe is one of the many businesses that help support the Riverbank House treatment center.  (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Riverbank House offers open-ended drug and alcohol treatment By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Randy Bartlett said his problem with substance abuse began in the fourth grade and quickly escalated. “I had a needle in my arm at 16 and I was almost... Read more



I can’t even begin understand views of my fellow Americans

To The Daily Sun, There was a time, some 160 years ago, when the differences among us Americans became so intractable that we simply had to fight it out by force of arms, and it turned into the bloodiest war we have ever fought. The abyss between one side and the other became too wide to bridge, and, much as both sides of that conflict like to glorify their cause, the result was ... well, what... Read more

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Canterbury Fair takes place Saturday

CANTERBURY — An annual volunteer-run celebration of small-town community, this year’s Canterbury Fair will once again kickoff with the Woodchuck Classic 5K Road Race and 2K Chipmunk Classic Kids Run. Always the last Saturday in July, this year’s fair is on July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Canterbury Center. The Canterbury Fair will also include traditional Morris dancing, children’s games on the green, a huge What-Not “yard” sale, a used book sale, an... Read more

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David J. Leroux, 53

David J. Leroux, 53

FRANKLIN — David John Leroux, 53, of Victory Drive, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a long illness. He was born on March 15, 1964, in Laconia, the son of Paul A. and Theresa Ann (Greenwood) Leroux. David was an accomplished artist and an avid Patriots fan. He was a devoted early American history and Civil War buff and enjoyed gaming. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Theresa A... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-29-17 Calendar

Library Events Let's Go Lego, Hall Memorial Library, Northfield, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-286-8971. T'ai Chi, Gordon-Nash Library. New Hampton, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-744-8061. Events at Franklin Public Library: Family Story Time, (Story with craft project to follow. All ages welcome. No signup needed. Craft materials provided.); Open Craft Group for Adults, 1 p.m. (All adults welcome to bring their own projects to work with other crafters.) For details call 603-934-2911.           Theater "The... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - Are our wars just & moral?

"One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies," writes columnist David Ignatius. Given that Syria's prewar population was not 10 percent of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Americans. What justifies America's participation in this slaughter? Columnist Eric Margolis summarizes the successes of the six-year civil war to overthrow President Bashar Assad: "The result of the western-engendered carnage in Syria was horrendous:... Read more

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