Local News

City police to be equipped with rifles

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The Police Department intends to equip all its officers with Colt M4 Law Enforcement Carbines, which will be mounted between the seats of cruisers while on patrol. The department has been awarded a federal grant of $15,714 by the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the purchase 15 of the semi-automatic, .223 caliber rifles, along with slings,magazines and other accessories. Capt. Matt Canfield said that ultimately each officer will be assigned... Read more

Letters

The Clinton's ring the hypocrisy bell as loud as its every b…

To The Daily Sun, The Democratic convention has featured speakers shouting deafening-level anger toward big money "influencing" politics. If you listen to these people there is no greater threat to democracy than the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United (CU) that struck down some limits on political speech and opened the flood gates of money. Bernie Sanders went so far as to say CU was one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in the history of our... Read more

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Announcements

Help Laconia design a new city flag

LACONIA — The public will soon be using their artistic skills to help the city of Laconia create a new city flag and one lucky individual could walk away with $500 for their winning design.According to downtown merchant Bree Henderson, a member of the Laconia Flag Redesign Committee, a contest opens Monday and runs through Labor Day for anyone interested in submitting a design for a new city flag for Laconia.Last fall, Henderson told the... Read more

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Obituaries

Lucy H. Hebert, 88

Lucy H. Hebert, 88

"Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. "– Unknown Author FRANKLIN — Lucy Helena (Goddard) Hebert, 88, from Franklin, passed away peacefully at the Mountain Ridge Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Dover, the daughter of Herbert and Bridie (O'Rock) Goddard. She was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Donald Hebert;... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-31-16 Calendar

4th Annual Youth Bike Fest at Laconia Elks lodge on Sugarbush Lane in Gilford. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 603-387-7522. Belknap County Day free scenic lift rides at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford. 10 a.m. Blue Bash Barbecue with Laconia Democrats at Leavitt Park. 2 to 4 p.m. For details email laconiademocrats@gmail.com. East Sandwich Meetinghouse Annual Meeting. 3 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-284-6800. Farm to table brunch at Moulton Farm in Meredith. 9 a.m... Read more

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Columns

Michael Barone - What's 'Make Amerian One Again' about?

"Make America One Again." That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. In the welter of analysis of Donald Trump's acceptance speech, few have commented on it, but it's worth taking it seriously. Liberal commentators have dwelled repeatedly on Trump's "dark" and "dystopian" view of America. Apparently, you're not supposed to think badly of our nation when we have a black Democratic president. This is mostly just partisan spin. The candidate... Read more

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