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Running in circles – Nostalgic Latchkey Cup draws huge crowd

Running in circles – Nostalgic Latchkey Cup draws huge crowd

#44 Mark Smart, #60 Sam Grad, #20 Alan Darrah, #5 Fabian Smith and #0 Mike Frank race in the Modified class Sunday afternoon during the Nostalgic Latchkey Cup on Meredith Bay.  (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) By ADAM DRAPCHO, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — The Nostalgic Latchkey Cup, which celebrated the decades during which auto races were held on the ice of Meredith Bay, was an overwhelming success on Saturday, with close to 100 cars competing... Read more


Bristol has twice as many cops as recommended by FBI for tow…

To The Daily Sun, Last week's papers highlighted the candidates for Bristol selectman, there are two candidates running for the same spot, both currently sit on the Bristol Budget Committee. To those of you who are concerned about the future of Bristol and the tax burden we currently bear, it would be worth your time to review some recordings of past Budget Committee meetings on the Town of Bristol website. One candidate is a conservative the... Read more

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Humane Society welcomes new volunteer manager

Humane Society welcomes new volunteer manager

LACONIA — The transition from homeless people to homeless pets was a natural progression for the new manager of the New Hampshire Humane Society's volunteer program, Tamara Saxby. She is a lover of dogs, especially senior canines, and those that are the most misunderstood. Saxby brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in volunteer program management, staff and volunteer training, and grant writing, tempered with empathy and professionalism when working with the underprivileged and those suffering... Read more

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Carmen Quinn, 54

Carmen Quinn, 54

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Carmen Quinn, 54, of Wellington, passed away in hospice on Feb. 10, 2018, surrounded by numerous family and friends. She was the middle daughter of three and her parents were Patricia and Stuart Craig from Penacook, New Hampshire. She is survived by her son Shane Quinn from Miami, her daughter Shannon (Cliff) Koziel from Boca Raton; her older sister, Tina Craig from Albany, New Hampshire; and her former husband, Joey Quinn from Royal... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-15-18 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Ages 3 to 6), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Purl Jam: Knitting and Crochet Group, 2 to 4 p.m.; Cooking with Chocolate, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775.Events at Gilford Public Library: Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 to 1 p.m.; Home School Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; Teen Tabletoppers, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.;... Read more

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Alan Vervaeke - Shove your thoughts & prayers

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a mass shooting is described as four or more individuals being shot or killed in the same general time and location. The FBI defines a "mass killing" as the killing of three or more people in a public place, but the federal agency also defines a "mass murderer" as someone who has killed four or more people in the same location. According to those definitions, there have been 30 mass... Read more

19-02-2018 Hits:65 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler