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Mayor takes leave

Mayor takes leave

Ed Engler in California for cancer treatment By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Mayor Ed Engler has gone to Southern California for medical treatment of colon cancer and will be away at least a month. He sent an email to City Council members on Friday, notifying them of his plans. “After considering the options available to me at this time I have decided to have the needed surgery at the hospital where my daughter works in Southern... Read more



Where do we look for authority?Where is our humanity?

To The Daily Sun, Anger is defined as “ A violent passion of the mind excited by a real or supposed injury; usually accompanied with a propensity to take vengeance, or to obtain satisfaction from the offending party ( imagined or real). This passion however varies in degrees of violence, and in ingenuous minds, may be attended only with a desire to reprove or chide the offender. Anger may be inflamed till it rises to rage... Read more

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DMV 'outage' planned for Oct. 6-10

LACONIA — The state Department of Safety Division of Motor Vehicles will be implementing a new computer system in the month of October that will affect the processing of motor vehicle registrations in the entire state between Oct. 6 and 10.During this outage, the City Clerk’s Office, as well as all state DMV locations, will be unable to process any motor vehicle or driver’s licensing transactions, including online requests. Beginning on the morning of Wednesday... Read more

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Lilla 'Sis' Wiggins, 84

Lilla 'Sis' Wiggins, 84

  HILL — Lilla "Sis" (Quimby) Wiggins, 84, of Hill, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Peabody Home in Franklin following a period of failing health. Lilla was born on the Quimby Farm in Hill, March 10, 1933, daughter of Ai and Annie (Matthews) Quimby. She had resided in Hill all of her life. She attended schools in Hill and was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1951. She was a member of the Sawhegenit Chapter... Read more

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Calendar of Events

9-28-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Play and Learn Sing-Up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.​ (must be library cardholder); Home School Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; Teen Tabletoppers, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; After-School Story Time, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.​; Conversational French, 4 to 5 p.m.; Banned Book Up-Cycled Art, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m... Read more

26-09-2017 Hits:23 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Michael Barone - House Republicans' frustration may doom the…

The Founding Fathers didn't expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a century, it mostly wasn't. The first election in which more than half the incumbent members of the House of Representatives were re-elected was in 1898. Since then, the majority of House members have been returned in every election except the one in 1932. That's the context in which to weigh the fact that three incumbent Republican representatives who have... Read more

21-09-2017 Hits:255 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler