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Most local students would qualify for vouchers

Most local students would qualify for vouchers

Bonnie Perry, kindergarten teacher at Holy Trinity School in Laconia, answers a student’s question on Nov. 15. The school could benefit if a bill allowing vouchers passes. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun) State legislation to allow public tax money to go to private schools has passed Senate, moves to House By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Most local families could meet the income requirements in legislation that would provide them with state money to spend on private... Read more


Why is Sanbornton’s town budget surplus so large?

To The Daily Sun, Once again this year, some good Sanbornton budget news, but it again raises some questions about our budgeting process. Why all that surplus? Perhaps someone at the town office can give a brief presentation about the possible uses of the fund balance and why such a large balance each year.Last year the 2015-16 budget ended with an unassigned fund balance (which I like to call a budget surplus) of $1,235,428 and this... Read more

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Native American Supper offered Saturday

GILFORD — An evening of Native American food tastings and entertainment will take place Saturday, Nov. ​18, 5-7 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road in Gilford. Food will include venison stew, moose,​ bear,​ buffalo chili, trout stuffed with crab, roasted turkey​ ​ and salmon stew. Some of the side dishes will be butternut squash, ​corn casserole, ​Three Sisters, corn bread, FryBread and Wojapi, and ​Ghost ​bread. For dessert there will be blueberry... Read more

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Donna J. Gleeson, 54

Donna J. Gleeson, 54

  Donna J. Gleeson, 54 GILFORD – Donna Jeane Gleeson, 54, of 150 Saltmarsh Pond Road, died suddenly and unexpectedly, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She was born January 9, 1963 in Concord, the daughter of Edward and Charlotte Rabbitt. Donna was a graduate of Bishop Brady High School. She most recently worked as an Administrative Assistant for The Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia. Donna absolutely loved her co-workers and especially... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-19-17 Calendar

Theater   The Winni Players Present "M*A*S*H," Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. 2 p.m. For details call 603-279-0333.   Music   Sunday Brunch Music, Gunstock Inn, 580 Cherry Valley Road (Route 11A), Gilford, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 603-293-2021. Violinists Hannah Reitz and Jesse MacDonald in Concert, Taylor Community (Woodside Building), 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-5600. New Hampshire Master Chorale: The Heart of the Singer, Plymouth Congregational Church, 4 Post Office Square, Plymouth, 4... Read more

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Froma Harrop - Sure, Republicans, investigate HIllary again

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general's call to "evaluate certain issues" regarding the sale of a majority stake in Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation. Yes, that again. There was absolutely zero wrong with or troubling about the Uranium One transaction. Even Fox... Read more

16-11-2017 Hits:107 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler