Local News

Forrester eyes State School site for rehab center

BY MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN CONCORD — The Senate Finance Committee yesterday endorsed a proposal by state Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), who chairs the panel, to lease the property on North Main Street that formerly housed the Laconia State School and Lakes Region Facility (prison) to a private party for use as a substance abuse treatment and recovery facility. Cast as an amendment to House Bill 1695, the proposal carried the committee by a five-to-one vote... Read more

Letters

Thank you to Gilmanton Fire Department for their very quick …

To The Daily Sun, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Gilmanton Fire Department for their quick response to the building fire at my son's home on April 15. Their actions in putting out this fire were incredible. With the help of mutual aid units, this fire was under control within a short time. This fire was reported to the fire dispatch center by a neighbor, and also reported by the Mt. Belknap Fire... Read more

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Announcements

Inter-Lakes students hear from man who grew coffee in Peru, …

Inter-Lakes students hear from man who grew coffee in Peru, Puerto Rico

MEREDITH — Students in Inter-Lakes High School Spanish classes hosted Eddie Guinta recently, who shared his knowledge of climate and culture through his experiences growing coffee in Peru and Puerto Rico. Guinta's family has used some of their profits to assist the local community workers' children by building and staffing the Cedropampa School in Peru. Peruvian students are all eager to go to school as it is not compulsory, therefore the classrooms are fully packed. Stories... Read more

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Obituaries

Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

  Thomas A. Bolduc, 61 KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Thomas Alan Bolduc, 61, former longtime resident of Laconia, New Hampshire, of Grant Street, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, after a short illness. Tom was born Oct. 11, 1954, son of the late Roland H. and Marie A. (Burris) Bolduc. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Laconia High School, where he was active on the school track team. After his father's retirement, Tom... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-6-16 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Story time, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; Social bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Events at Moultonborough Public Library: Gardening Is Murder! presentation, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Readathon, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sit & Knit at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2 p.m. Tot Time story time at Meredith Public Library: 10 to 11 a.m. Yoga at Gilmanton Year Round Library. 4 p.m.   Celebrate... Read more

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People

Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Columns

Sanborn — The disappearing clothesline

I was skimming through this month's issue of the Northern New England Journey magazine put out by AAA and on the last page there was a short article about clotheslines called, "For the Love of Laundry." Basically, the writer was expounding on how she was happy to get back to hanging her laundry out on the line after a long winter and how doing so was a relaxing and enjoyable chore for her. It reminds... Read more

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