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Former Pines Center maintenance man accused of rape is a for…

Former Pines Center maintenance man accused of rape is a former police officer

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN FRANKLIN — A former maintenance man who is charged with fondling two young girls on three separate occasions at the Tilton-Northfield Pines Community Center is a retired police officer. Robert Magoon, 73, of 27 Deer St. in Tilton worked for the Concord Police Department and retired in 1987, said Lt. Timothy O'Malley. He had been working as a part-time maintenance worker at the Tilton-Northfield Pines Community Center in Northfield during the... Read more


You don't only attack a business, you attack its clients as …

To The Daily Sun, I am writing in regards to the attacks on the Mayhew Funeral Home by Mrs. Pillsbury. Her choice of writing to your local newspaper instead of her local officials was clearly to get attention and not to seek results. If she were looking for answers to her concerns, her choice of attack would have been on those whom set regulations and inspect facilities such as Mayhew Funeral home and others like it in... Read more

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Squam Lakes Association holding annual pancake breakfast Sat…

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will hold its annual Spring Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 28   from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This year the breakfast menu has been expanded to include not just pancakes but also bacon, fruit salad, oatmeal, coffee, juice and a fixins' bar. Cost is $10 per person and kids under five eat for free. The breakfast starts at 9 a.m. at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3, Holderness. All are... Read more

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Elise E. Lambert, 91

Elise E. Lambert, 91

  Elise E. Lambert, 91 HOOKSETT — Elise E. Lambert, 91, of Hooksett, died peacefully on May 23, 2016. Elise was born on Sept. 11, 1924, in Hooksett to Rodolphe and Alice (Thibodeau) Duhaime,  one of 13 children. She attended local schools and for several years worked as a seamstress. However, her most precious time was caring for her beloved husband William "Bill" H. Lambert Sr. and their five children. For a period of 20 years Elise and Bill lived... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-25-16 Calendar

Adult Coloring at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 744-3352. Events at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Arts and Crafts, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool story time, 10 a.m.; Board game night for adults, 6 p.m.​ Events at Gilford Public Library: Line dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check out an expert, 10 a.m. to noon; Movie for teens, "The 5th Wave," 12:30... Read more

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Notable people - Robbie Vachon

Notable people - Robbie Vachon

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Following in his father's footsteps, Robbie Vachon, the son of Scoot and Bethanie Vachon and member of the class of 2012 at Laconia High School, will graduate May 22 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Born at the Marine Air Station at Cherry Point, N.C. where his father Scott was serving, Vachon... Read more

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Froma Harrop - Cure for very expensive cities is moving vans

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the digital revolution. It failed to empty out the cities. If knowledge workers could communicate from anywhere, the futurists figured, why would they subject themselves to the traffic and noise of urban life? They could easily move their screens to a mountain chalet, beach house or Mediterranean cafe. The opposite happened. Instead of spreading out, many members of the "creative class" scrunched themselves into a handful of... Read more

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