Local News

It's been a berry good year

It's been a berry good year

  Cindy Duchin has been growing strawberries in North Sandwich for 20 years and said this year's crop was "incredible." (Courtesy photo) Rebecca Green has been working on her blueberry bushes since there was still snow on the ground, and has been rewarded with marble-sized berries. At right. (Courtesy) It's been a good year for all kinds of berries, said Kelley McAdam of the UNH Cooperative Extension Service. She said that a rainy spring and summer have produced a... Read more

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Letters

Education is feared by the more fortunate, hence their attac…

To The Daily Sun, CNN provided an article which offers the following quote: “A little knowledge poses a real danger to authoritarianism and the mindless following of orders.” This point of view does make it clear, that the reason some political groups want education stymied as it would provide a more informed labor force. N.H. unions provide much of this needed education which runs against certain trends of political thought. People who are more educated, are... Read more

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Announcements

Free beer for runners in NH Marathon on Sept. 30

BRISTOL — Kathleen’s Cottage and Amoskeag Beverages are Silver Sponsors of the 25th NH Marathon. The two businesses will be donating one free beer to each of the NH Marathon participants 21 years or older on the day of the event. The NH Marathon, first held in 1993 as a single race event run mainly around Newfound Lake, has evolved into four different events: the 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, a 10k race... Read more

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Obituaries

John M. Bacon, 82

John M. Bacon, 82

  John M. Bacon, 82 OSSIPEE — John Milo Bacon, 82, of Ossipee, died Friday, May 5, 2017, after a period of declining health. John was born in Laconia on June 4, 1934, the youngest of three children of Milo and Minnie (Page) Bacon. He grew up in Gilford where he attended local schools, graduating from Laconia Highs School in 1952. While in high school, he was active in sports, most particularly as a member of the varsity football... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-26-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Magician Bob, 1 to 3 p.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7:30 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. Story Time at the Beach, Gilford Town Beach, 40 Varney Point Road, Gilford, noon to 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Gilford Public Library. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library:... Read more

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Columns

Michael Barone - The Detroit riot, 50 years later

Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig — an illegal after-hours bar — in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The statistics are horrifying. Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burnt, some 400 families displaced and property damage was estimated around $300... Read more

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