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Betting that keno funding will live up to expectations

Betting that keno funding will live up to expectations

Table games are the most popular offerings at Lakes Region Casino in Belmont, but the facility is likely to seek a keno license to offer another option for its customers. (Tom Caldwell/Laconia Daily Sun) Educators cautious about state commitment to full-day kindergarten By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN The state Legislature has agreed to allow keno betting in the Granite State as a way to provide a financial incentive for school districts to offer full-day kindergarten. School... Read more



Clearly the plaintiffs got the best of the court's travel ba…

To The Daily Sun, The Supreme Court gutted the Trumpenfuhrer's Muslim ban and left it a hollow carcass for him. It was a brilliant and artful dodge! The court ruled the administration could block people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days with exceptions for those with a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." Legally, thousands from those six nations who... Read more

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Senior Moment-um to take boat tour July 17

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, July 17. Participants will meet at the Gilford Town Hall at 10:45 a.m. to carpool to Holderness to enjoy a lunch at Walter’s Basin Restaurant, followed by a 90-minute boat tour of Squam Lake. The cost of the boat tour is $20 per person and will be collected from everyone in advance at the Town Hall. Participants are responsible... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:54 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


C. Frederick Ames, 95

C. Frederick Ames, 95

FRANKLIN — Charles Frederick Ames, 95, a longtime resident of Franklin, died June 28, 2017, at the Golden Crest Community in Franklin following a period of failing health. "Fred" (as he was known) was born in Peterborough, Nov. 15, 1921, son of Charles and Addie (Stockwell) Ames. Fred was schooled and lived in Peterborough and graduated from high school there. While living in Peterborough, Fred worked as a file clerk for the American Guernsey Cattle... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:81 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

6-30-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Build a Better World Playgroup, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Tot Time, Meredith Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Story Time, Sanbornton Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-286-8288. Sit & Knit... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:65 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Michael Barone - The outlook, after Georgia

The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged Democrats and encouraged Republicans. Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1 percent in the special election's first round April 18, and Democrats had high hopes that they could take this House seat from the Republicans. But even with $30 million spent — in what became the most expensive House race ever — and with a turnout of 260,000 (more... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:58 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler