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Councilors give endangered oak tree a big hug

LACONIA — City councilors last night by a 5-1 margin gave a hug to an endangered oak tree on Union Avenue by passing a resolution to have the sidewalk at the base of the 14-foot-diameter tree removed in order to improve the chance the tree will survive well into the future.Earlier this month Cafua Management Inc., owner of the lot between Dunkin' Donuts and Dairy Queen where a commercial building was recently constructed, asked the... Read more

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Governor Maggie Hassan - Need temporary halt to accepting Sy…

As the Governor of New Hampshire, my first and foremost responsibility is to protect the safety and security of our citizens. In the wake of the horrific acts of terror in Paris, state emergency management officials and I have worked with federal Homeland Security, the FBI and local police departments to exercise extra vigilance, and I will continue to ensure that the state is taking necessary precautions to protect the safety of Granite Staters. These heinous attacks... Read more

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Unitarian Universalist Christmas Pageant needs participants

LACONIA — Calling all shepherds, animals and angels! The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia Christmas Pageant is about to begin. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia will host a Christmas Pageant as part of its 5 p.m. Christmas Eve family service. The pageant is a wonderful way to include your young children in a Christmas Eve service. Last year was the start of this annual tradition for the UUSL, and it was an absolute hit with both... Read more

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Jared M. Grenier

Jared M. Grenier

  Jared M. Grenier SANBORNTON — Jared M. Grenier was a good man with a huge heart, a kind soul, and a generous, loving spirit. He would help anyone that asked. He endured many heartaches in his young life but still saw the best in all. He was his mother's protector and heart, and his brother, Zachary, was his guardian angel. He read The Sun every morning and listened to "Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show" without fail... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-25-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9-10:30 a.m. Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m.-noon. Magic the Gathering Club, 3-4 p.m. Events at Meredith Public Library: Animals & Me, 10-11 a.m.; ages 3-5. Snacks served. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Magic the Gathering, 4 p.m.; Chance Anderson facilitates.   Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 4 Highland St., Meredith. NH Employment Security at Franklin Public Library. 9 a.m.   Events at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford: Ladies Night... 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 — Meredith, the Fine Arts Museum of th…

By MARY O'NEILL Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   Recently, I had visitors from Boston, family friends who had come up for the day to walk and talk for a couple of hours. The destination Pat and Virginia chose was Meredith. As we meandered about the buildings, public docks, and streets, I would have expected comments like "charming" or "lovely." Instead, Pat's reaction took me by surprise. "I came all the way from Boston to come to... Read more

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