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City Council aims for economic growth

By Michael KitchTHE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Fostering the growth of the local economy and righting the balance of the demographic profile while improving the performance of municipal government emerged as the major objectives when the City Council and department heads held a strategic planning session at the Central Fire Station yesterday. The session, like those in 2011 and 2013 was facilitated by a representative of the New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange, known as Primex... Read more


Which candidate would you want to make court appointments?

To the Daily Sun, Most of us do not find fault with Ben Franklin with his comment: "Those who surrender freedom for security should not have, nor do they deserve, either one." Until 9/11 Ben was right, end of conversation. The last election for me was 1992. My issue: Have the state of New Hampshire clean up the building and land for the prison, and move the prisoners to another location. Reason for this letter is during the... Read more

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Volunteers kniting red baby hats for newborns at LRGH

  LACONIA — Volunteers for the American Heart Association will be celebrating American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for all babies born at Lakes Region General Hospital's (LRGH) Family Birthplace in February. LRGH is participating in the Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. Lauren Murphy, RN, MSN, and... Read more

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Kathleen Arecchi

Kathleen Arecchi

  Kathleen Arecchi HEBRON — Kathleen Arecchi of Hebron passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after living with breast cancer for 10 years. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, where she attended Hartford public schools and graduated from St. Joseph College. She was also an alumna of the Eastman School of Music and of the University of Maryland. For the last 35 years, she has been on the faculty of Plymouth State University, teaching... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-9-16 Calendar

Events at Gilman Library in Alton: Knitters' group, 11 a.m.;  Book chat, 7 p.m.; Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Spanish club, 10 a.m.; Quilters Circle, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tech Tuesday, 2 p.m.; Project Teen, 3 p.m.; Bananagrams for kids, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Events at Meredith Public Library: Computer club, 10 a.m.; Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Yoga with Shannon, 10:30 a.m.; Free meditation, 6 p.m.; Evening yoga, 7... Read more

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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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Lakes Region Profiles — The Lakes Region is alive with the s…

By Mary O'Neill Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   The Lakes Region is known for its abundance of four-season sports and outside activities: swimming, skating, boating, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, yard sailing, antiquing, skiing... the list goes on and on. But do not underestimate the sound of music in the Lakes Region. The New Hampshire Music Festival has brought music to the area for over 63 years. When it was founded in 1952, the festival consisted of... Read more

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