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Ice on trees knocks out power

By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A cold front that remained over the Lakes Region much longer than anticipated allowed ice to build up on tree branches during the lingering storm, knocking out power in several communities. The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative reported 2,600 outages at the high point of the problem, but by 4:30 p.m., the number of customers without power had dropped to 1,400, and spokesman Seth Wheeler said he did not... Read more

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Celebrate Recovery isn't just for 'those people;' we are all…

To The Daily Sun, With the upcoming third annual Celebrate Recovery rally, I wanted to share what CR means to me as a leader and a participant. When I got involved with Celebrate Recovery I did it because I had a heart for those who are struggling with the opioid addiction crisis. It broke my heart to see mothers and fathers losing their sons and daughters, families torn apart. It was heartbreaking. Statistics say that my... Read more

21-01-2018 Hits:139 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Snowshoe hikes offered in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a series of snowshoe hikes for any adults looking for fresh air, fun, and exercise on Tuesday mornings this winter. Participants meet in the Gilford Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. prior to each hike. If you are in need of snowshoes, we do have a limited supply available for each hike at a nominal fee. They may be reserved one hike in advance on a... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:73 Community Announcements Don Campbell - avatar Don Campbell


Betty Trask, 89

Betty Trask, 89

  Betty Trask, 89 LACONIA — Laconia native and former Citizen county editor Betty (Beatrice May Burbank) Trask, 89, of 150 Pleasant St., formerly of Gilford where she resided for 62 years, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Laconia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born Jan. 28, 1928, in Laconia, she was the daughter of James Edwin and Clemency (Anstey) Burbank. A year after graduation from Laconia High School in 1946, she married World War II Army veteran... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:232 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

1-24-18 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 6), 10 to 11 a.m.; Letting Go: Stress Free Downsizing, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon; Art(ists) Alive!, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Story Time, Belmont Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Story Time, Hall Memorial Library, Northfield... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:136 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Susan Estrich - The swamp overflows

On Friday at midnight, the swamp overflowed. Donald Trump was supposed to drain it. Instead he's right in the middle, a heavyweight in an already full swamp. Of course, the Republicans will blame the Democrats, and the Democrats will blame the Republicans. The short version is that it was immigration, the president's favorite polarizing, divisive issue, that broke the dam. The story is that there was a deal, but the president and his team decided they... Read more

22-01-2018 Hits:121 Columns Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski