Local News

Second phase of WOW Trail begins with clearing brush

Second phase of  WOW Trail begins with clearing brush

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Since work began earlier this month, the entire length of the second phase of the Winnipesaukee-Opechee-Winnisquam (WOW) Trail has been grubbed, leaving a strip some 5,000 feet long cleared of topsoil and brush from New Salem Street to the Belmont town line. The trail runs alongside the railway for virtually its entire length. After swinging around a pair of historic railway sheds between New Salem Street and Water Street... Read more

Letters

Once again, these explorers didn't get warm reception they e…

To The Daily Sun, Groundhog Day, the environmental extremism version, has reached the frozen shores of the Arctic Ocean. The global-warming dogmatists, you know, the group where ideology trumps science, have done it again. Remember when just a few short years ago, the global warming alarmists went on an expedition through the supposedly open waters of the Arctic, only to get unexpectedly and annoyingly stuck. Well, the Polar Ocean Challenge has partaken on a two-month journey... Read more

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Announcements

'Night Out' event Aug. 2 to raise awareness of police progra…

LACONIA — The Laconia Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Sanborn Park, corner of Mechanic and Valley streets in Lakeport. National Night Out is community police partnership held on the first Tuesday of August each year. Its goal is to increase awareness about police programs in the community, such as drug prevention and other anti-crime efforts and is designed to help bring neighbors together. Besides... Read more

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Obituaries

Dean G. Mason, 59

Dean G. Mason, 59

MEREDITH — Dean G. Mason, 59, passed away suddenly at home on July 20, 2016.Born on Dec. 2, 1956, in Ithaca, New York, he was the son of the late William H. Mason and Kathleen (Gregory) Mason. Dean's family located to New Hampshire and eventually to Meredith in 1973 where Dean fell in love with the geography, history and people of the Lakes Region. Dean will be remembered for his thoughtful, kind and caring nature. He... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-24-16 Calendar

Belknap House Dining for Dollars at Laconia Local Eatery at Laconia Local Eatery. 4 to 10 p.m. For details call 978 692 5333.Farm to table brunch at Moulton Farm at Moulton Farm in Meredith Center. 9 a.m. to noon. For details call 279-3915.Free Gallery Reception at Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough. 5:30 p.m.​Horseshoe Tournament at American Legion in Laconia. 9:30 p.m. For details call 387-3225.Jewelry Demonstration with Michelle Kolb at The League of NH... Read more

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Columns

Michael Barone - Is America ready for a disruptive president…

Disruptive. That's a good word to describe Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, and to describe the sometimes-ramshackle Republican National Convention his campaign more or less superintended in Cleveland this past week. Apple disrupted the music industry; Uber disrupted the taxi cartels; Amazon disrupted the mega-bookstores. Global competition has been disrupting American manufacturing for decades. The inundation of low-skill immigrants unintentionally produced by the 1965 immigration act has disrupted many communities and big metro areas. Over history, America has... Read more

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