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No place to skate

No place to skate

  Brendan Hart sits at the locked gate of the Glenn Hart Memorial Skate Park in Meredith. (Courtesy photo/Rosie Hilyer) Skateboard parks in Laconia and Meredith in need of rebuilding By ALANA PERSSON, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — Skateboarding may be on the rise internationally after being confirmed as an Olympic sport due to debut in the 2020 summer Olympics. However, within the Lakes Region the sport has suffered the deterioration of the local skate parks.With a lack of... Read more



Belknap House Hostel is filling up as the word gets around

To The Daily Sun, I would like to address some conclusions that may have been drawn from Rick Green’s article “Hostel business off to slow start for Belknap House’s first summer “, July 7, 2017 Laconia Daily Sun. Belknap House, the new Laconia homeless shelter for Belknap County families with children, is running a revenue-producing hostel during the summer to help fund its shelter function the other eight months of the year. The article focused on the... Read more

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11th annual swim to benefit loons on Squam Lake takes place …

11th annual swim to benefit loons on Squam Lake takes place Aug. 3

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Swim Across Squam Lake to benefit Squam’s loon population is celebrating its 11th year. On Aug. 3 at noon, a team of 11 swimmers will swim the 7-mile length of Squam Lake, from the Squam Channel in Holderness to the Sandwich Town Beach, to raise funds to investigate and reverse the decline of loons on Squam Lake. The 2017 Swim team, led by Wendy Van de Poll, includes Suzan Ballmer, Vicky Boreyko... Read more

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Pauline I. Colby, 91

Pauline I. Colby, 91

FRANKLIN — Pauline Irene (Gignac) LaPlante Colby, 91, wife of the late Charles J. Colby of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Sparks, Nevada, after a brief illness.Pauline was a strong woman who was loved and admired by those who knew her. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed greatly, especially by her children, who are grateful for the love she had for them and... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-29-17 Calendar

Library Events Let's Go Lego, Hall Memorial Library, Northfield, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-286-8971. T'ai Chi, Gordon-Nash Library. New Hampton, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-744-8061. Events at Franklin Public Library: Family Story Time, (Story with craft project to follow. All ages welcome. No signup needed. Craft materials provided.); Open Craft Group for Adults, 1 p.m. (All adults welcome to bring their own projects to work with other crafters.) For details call 603-934-2911.           Theater "The... Read more

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MIchelle Malkin - Mexico owns border death truck tragedy

Florida truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn't the mastermind of the human smuggling ring that led to the grisly deaths of 10 illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart over the weekend. He's just a cog in the machine. Bradley may now face the death penalty for transporting up to 100 people crammed in the trailer of his 18-wheeler. But what about the open-borders overlords making a real killing off this... Read more

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