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City, school leaders find way to boost Laconia teacher pay

By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — City and school leaders have identified a funding mechanism for a 5-year teacher contract containing significant salary hikes.In a work session Friday afternoon, four City Council members and three members of the School Board discussed a plan under which the city would fund a reserve account to be used to cover the difference between what the contract costs and money available under the property tax cap.Councilor Henry Lipman... Read more


Kids should turn off phones one day a week & just 'dub' …

To The Daily Sun, Most of us reminisce from time to time. We "Baby Boomers," as every other generation, have and still do. And most memories have a bitter sweet connecting thread running through.How fondly we remember as kids playing outdoors for hours and hours. As a matter of fact our folks would shut off the boob tube we were mesmerized by and kick us out! And as we went wondering out of the house they... Read more

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Peter Makris Run to kick off Bike Week June 10

LACONIA — Spring in Laconia means dusting off your bike, changing the oil and making your reservation for the Peter Makris Memorial Run. For 11 years, friends, family and even those who never knew him, gather to honor the life of Peter Makris, patriarch of The NASWA Resort and community leader. The run has become the official kickoff for Laconia Motorcycle Week and The Peter Makris Memorial Fund has brought ongoing benefits for the Laconia... Read more

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Wilbur L. Buchanan, 91

Wilbur L. Buchanan, 91

GILMANTON — Wilbur Lawrence Buchanan passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.He was born on March 18, 1926, in Boston, the son of the late William and Hilma (Nelson) Buchanan.Wilbur served as a first class signalman in the Navy during World War II.He worked for 30 years as a lieutenant firefighter for the City of Weymouth, Massachusetts. Wilbur also worked... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-29-17 Calendar

Memorial Day Observances Laconia — 10 a.m. Parade from Wyatt Park to Veterans Square for main ceremonies. Lunch follows at VFW Post 1670, 143 Court St. Alton — 10 a.m. Parade from Monument Square to Old Riverside Cemetery for ceremony. Lunch follows at American Legion Post 72, 164 Wolfeboro Highway. Belmont — 1 p.m. Parade from Middle School parking lot to Veterans Memorial by St. Joseph Church for ceremony. Bristol — 9:30 a.m. Parade from Freudenberg parking to Homeland... Read more

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Bob Meade - Are the last ones the last ones?

A friend recently sent me an e-mail entitled "The Last Ones." It was a recollection of the life experiences of those who were born in the 1930s and early 1940s. It talked about living through the Great Depression, playing outside until the street lights came on, the absence of formalized play structures like Little League. It told of the family sitting around the radio imagining the scenes brought to life through the magic of sound-effects... Read more

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