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Despite little benefit to city, Laconia keeps impact fees in…

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The City Council this week unanimously agreed to make no changes to the administration of impact fees, despite Mayor Ed Engler's suggestion that perhaps the program should be scuttled altogether. Impact fees are one-time charges, collected when a certificate of occupancy is issued, levied on new development to fund either investment in municipal capital projects serving the development or to recoup past investment in expanded facilities that accommodate it... Read more


Take the time to appreciate the River Crew Art exhibit at th…

To The Daily Sun, When I went to the Creative Recovery Art Exhibit at the Belknap Mill last week, I wasn't sure what to expect. Artist Elaine Morrison, one of the River Crew Art sponsors of the exhibit, had told me about the show. The artwork was done by members of our community who happen to be homeless. What could people who have so little create, I wondered? Thanks to River Crew Art, these people have... Read more

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National Forest Service: Fireworks are not allowed

CAMPTON — White Mountain National Forest. Forest Service officials are reminding visitors to plan ahead and be safe. If holiday weekend plans include camping or recreating on the forest, plan to leave your fireworks at home. Fireworks of any kind are not permitted on the White Mountain National Forest.Always remember to hikeSafe. Even if you are headed out for just an hour, an injury, severe weather or a wrong turn could become life threatening. Weather... Read more

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Aune M. Kondrad, 101

Aune M. Kondrad, 101

  Aune M. Kondrad, 101 NEW HAMPTON — Aune M. Kondrad of New Hampton passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016, four days after her 101st birthday.Aune was born on June 18, 1915, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Tobias and Elin (Johannson) Wepsalainen.She was predeceased by Theodore, her husband of 55 years.She has four children, Karl Kondrad (deceased, Isidra) of Modesto, California, Kevin Kondrad (Eileen Curran-Kondrad) of New Hampton, Karen Cashen (Jon) of Chicago and... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-26-16 Calendar

Always...Patsy Cline at Interlakes Theatre in Meredith. 5 p.m.​ Jonny Lang at Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth. 6:30 p.m.​ Belmont Farmers Market at Belmont Mill & Pavillion. 9:30 a.m.Coastal Elegance with Blair Labella at The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.​ For details call 279-7920.Downtown Abbey Garden Party at Black Swan Inn in Tilton. 3:30 p.m.Evangelistic Meetings at Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Plymouth. 8:45 a.m.​Evangelistic... Read more

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Michael Barone - Brexit earthquake hits Britain

Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union. Most polls had shown a small margin for remain, and betting markets made it an odds-on favorite. Hedge funds went long on the assumption "Remain" would win. It had the support, after all, of Conservative Prime... Read more

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