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Belmont marks Memorial Day

Belmont marks Memorial Day

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — After marching with the American Legion from the Middle School to the Belmont Memorial near the Tioga River, New Hampshire National Guard Lieutenant Colonial Roy Hunter urged those in attendance to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day. He said that those who died in armed serviced from 1775 until today are our brothers and fathers, sisters and mothers, friends, neighbors and co-workers who lead ordinary lives until they... Read more


You can't argue something is true because you read it on a w…

To The Daily Sun,Russ Wiles wrote a misleading letter (which may be a redundant statement) that denigrates Prof. E. Scott Cracraft and the prestigious Southern Poverty Law Center while giving us his argument of how illegal immigrants receive "welfare benefits." There's one problem with his argument. He says this is possible because the "native-born kids of those parents who came here illegally are eligible." What he forgets to mention is that a person born in... Read more

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Eastern Star’s bean suppers raise funds for charities

HOLDERNESS — Ellacoya Chapter #43, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold its monthly bean supper on June 4 at the Squam Valley Masonic Chapter building located on Route 3/25 at the Center Harbor/Holderness town line. Baked beams and ham are featured, with a variety of casseroles, meatballs, pea soup, salads and homemade pies to complete the meal. Tickets are available at the door beginning at 4:15 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $3... Read more

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Patricia Carnegie Merrill, 91

Patricia Carnegie Merrill, 91 BRENTWOOD — Patricia Carnegie Merrill died at peace in Brentwood, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the age of 91. Patricia was born in Ohio on Jan. 2, 1925, to Arlene and Andrew Carnegie, the middle of three children. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1947 with a degree in medical technology. When Patricia came to Exeter in 1947 with her friend Dorothy Immler, little did she know that her siblings, Nancy... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-30-16 Calendar

Belmont Memorial Day parade begins at Belmont Public Library. 1 p.m. Laconia Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Wyatt Park. Alton Memorial Day observances begin at 10 a.m. in Monument Square on Main Street. Bristol Memorial Day parade begins at 9:30 a.m. from the Freudenberg parking lot. Center Harbor Memorial Day parade begins at noon at Chase Circle. Gilford Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Gilford Community Church. Groton Memorial Day remembrance program will be held at... Read more

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Notable people - Robbie Vachon

Notable people - Robbie Vachon

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Following in his father's footsteps, Robbie Vachon, the son of Scoot and Bethanie Vachon and member of the class of 2012 at Laconia High School, will graduate May 22 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Born at the Marine Air Station at Cherry Point, N.C. where his father Scott was serving, Vachon... Read more

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Froma Harrop - In politics, you don't get to build your idea…

Bernie Sanders is clearly winding down his campaign for the Democratic nomination. In speeches and interviews over the weekend, he started turning his lance away from Hillary Clinton and toward Donald Trump. Though most of his supporters say they will make the transition to Clinton, a sizable minority — 28 percent, according to a recent poll — insist they will not. Some vow to cast ballots for Trump. The dedicated liberals among them (as opposed to... Read more

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