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Fired up for FIRST

Fired up for FIRST

Gilford High School students Connor Craigie, right, and Cameron Fraser test a shooter prototype for launching balls into a receptacle. The one they tested fired balls 30 feet in the air. They are team members in Gilford High School's FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — Robotics Competition. (David Carkhuff/The Laconia Daily Sun) Gilford robotics team powers ahead with steampunk-themed competition By DAVID CARKHUFF/THE LACONIA DAILY SUN GILFORD — A stairwell at Gilford High... Read more

Letters

Delegation has used fund balance to create artificially low …

To The Daily Sun, Budget time is here again in Belknap County. The delegation, acting as the Belknap County Convention, has the final say-so. The Board of Commissioners advise, the delegation appropriates. But prior to their final county budgetary decision, the delegation has participated as legislators in Concord in decision-making that significantly impacts the county budget. There they decide how much in county taxes will go to pay the non-federal share of Medicaid for needy seniors... Read more

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Announcements

Shackett Takes Oath of Office

 Shackett Takes Oath of Office

    Rep. Jeffrey Shackett of Bridgewater, was officially sworn in as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives by Gov. Chris Sununu. (Courtesy photo) Read more

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Obituaries

Joyce Finn’s life to be noted

MEREDITH —There will be a Celebration of Life for Joyce Finn, who died Jan. 6, 2017, and who was cremated and interred at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.  She was married to her husband Elliot for 61 years.  The celebration will take place at American Legion Post 33 at 6 Plymouth St. in Meredith on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. All are welcome to join in this celebration. Read more

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Calendar of Events

1-20-17 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Lapsit Story Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; PJs & a Movie, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story Time, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.; Knit Wits, Gilford Public Library, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library:  Morning Book Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Snap Circuits Middle School Drop-In, noon to 1 p.m. For details... Read more

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Columns

Bob Meade - It's up to the people . . .

I am sympathetic to the concerns for the Palestinian people. However, as Thomas Jefferson opined, "People get the government they deserve." The Israelis have been under attack or siege ever since they signed U.N Resolution 181 in 1948. They have attempted to resolve the issues peaceably a number of times but have been rebuffed at every turn. The United Nations has been both feckless and anti-Semitic throughout. Virtually nothing was done to Jordan when it captured and... Read more

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