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Intern sees differences between French and American legal sy…

Intern sees differences between French and American legal systems

By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A 19-year-old law student from France is getting an up close and personal look at how the American law system operates and says he's struck by the differences he sees between the United States and his home country.Quentin Douette of Rouen in northern France is the final week of his month-long internship with the Martin, Lord and Osman law firm and said he's enjoying the opportunity to see... Read more


Looking forward to cast a vote for Jonathan Smolin on Sept. …

To The Daily Sun, Sept. 13 is primary day throughout New Hampshire. I am looking forward to that day when I can cast my vote in Gilford for Jonathan Smolin, a well-known and respected Alton resident who is running for the Belknap County seat that includes the towns of Alton, Gilford, Meredith and Center Harbor. Jonathan is a longtime Alton resident with a community-minded spirit. His background, in business and the medical field, will be an asset... Read more

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Gilford Community Band fires up for Old Home Day

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Band will conclude its summer concert program at the Gilford Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 27. The 10 a.m. parade will be followed by the evening concert at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., the traditional fireworks display will be ignited. Director Lyvie Beyrent has selected a varied musical program. "Carolina in the Morning" was composed by Gus Kahn(words) and Walter Donaldson(music) in 1922. It debuted on Broadway in the risqué... Read more

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Evelyn K. Ferland, 83

Evelyn K. Ferland, 83

  Evelyn K. Ferland, 83 LACONIA — Evelyn K. Ferland, 83, of Union Avenue died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Evelyn was born January 1933 in Wheelock, Vermont, daughter to the late Homer and Laura Dezan. She worked as a seamstress for Laconia Shoe for many years as well as Benmar Apparel, and later retired in 1995. After retirement she worked part-time for Franklin TRIP Center, Henry's Dry Cleaner, and St. Joseph Rectory for a... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-24-16 Calendar

  Board Game Night for Adults, Laconia Public Library, 6 p.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. For details call 603-524-6042. Manga Club, Meredith Public Library, 3:30 p.m. Preschool Storytime, Belmont Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.​ For details call 603-267-8331. Adult Coloring, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-744-3352. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Story Time, 10:30 to... Read more

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Michael Barone - Identifying the real victim

Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don't always turn out to be very grateful. And sometimes it's hard to be sure just who the victim is. The most heavily publicized and violence-prompting police killings of young black men — in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, and Milwaukee this... Read more

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