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Charlie Chandler joins District 2 race for NH Senate seat

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN WARREN — Charles Chandler of Warren, best known as Charlie, yesterday became the first Democrat to announce he will seek a seat in the New Hampshire Senate in District 2. Born and raised in Laconia, which he called "my home town," Chandler has spent the last 45 years serving local and state government in elected, appointed and voluntary positions. "Public service is in my blood," he said. Chandler, a retired attorney, has... Read more


Bob Meade - Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do . . .

Politics is somewhat like the music scale. If you don't find a way to use the notes in the middle, you don't have any harmony . . . only the Do-Dos on each end. Have you noticed how we have spent our time, effort, and money building a "dependent" class of people. We have even made it easier to be classified as "disabled." by liberalizing the conditions to qualify for the benefits. The number of citizens... Read more

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Wolfeboro Yacht Club invites boaters to opening day festivit…

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club invites boaters to its opening day ceremonies Sunday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event starts with social activities, followed by opening veremonies on the docks, and finishes with lunch in the clubhouse. Individuals, couples and families are welcome.Barnstead's Sandy Burt, social chairman and a 30-year member, said the club wants people to see how membership differs from renting or owning a dock space. "Rather... Read more

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George E. Haynes Jr., 70

George E. Haynes Jr., 70

  George E. Haynes Jr., 70 LACONIA - George Edward Haynes Jr., 70, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2016, with family close by. George was born Nov. 5, 1945, and raised by his parents George and Alice Haynes. He worked in manufacturing for the majority of his life for many local companies, ending his career at HCP Packaging as the head safety coordinator, of which he was very proud. George served in the Army Reserves for four years during... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-25-16 Calendar

Adult Coloring at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 744-3352. Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Arts and Crafts, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool story time, 10 a.m.; Board game night for adults, 6 p.m.​ Events at Gilford Public Library: Line dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check out an expert, 10 a.m. to noon; Movie for teens, "The 5th Wave," 12:30... 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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Susan Estrich - This is real

This is not a television show. This is not one of those audience response things that measure how loudly we scream and or how many balls we throw. No, this is our democracy, of Presidents Washington and Jefferson and Madison and Jackson and Lincoln and Roosevelt and, yes, Reagan and Obama. And Donald Trump? No. Is there anyone who doesn't know, really know, that it isn't right? Listen to their arguments: It's okay to elect an unqualified megalomaniac neo-fascist with no... Read more

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