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City puts best face forward at Weirs

City puts best face forward at Weirs

  Joined by City of Laconia officials, designer McFarland Johnson, contractors Busby Construction and The Weirs community, Mayor Ed Engler had the honor of the official ribbon cutting for the Lakeside Avenue Improvement Project Thursday morning. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) $4.3 million improvement project finished in time for Bike WeekBy RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — The completion of an eight-month, $4.3 million project to improve Lakeside Avenue in the Weirs Beach area was celebrated... Read more


Don Ewing (5-25) 435 POT

To The Daily Sun,Aren't New Hampshire's drug/addiction problems bad enough? How does decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana (MJ) reduce the number of addicts and associated costs? Decriminalization isn't the answer to reducing our addiction problem.Lacking personal experience, I refer to President Obama's director of National Drug Control Policy's, Michael Botticelli, December 13, 2015 interview on 60 Minutes.Botticelli, a recovering alcoholic, is "not a fan of legalization" of MJ. He says MJ is linked to lower... Read more

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Kim Wilson's Fabulous Thunderbirds to Rock PlymouthPlymouth, NH: The Flying Monkey Performance Center presents The Fabulous Thunderbirds on Friday, June 2nd at 7:30pm. Known best for Texan blues-rock and hits like "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap it Up", their sound has evolved over the years to include a wider fusion of American stylings. Tickets for this show start at $29.The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been called the quintessential American band.The group's distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by... Read more

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Jeffrey B. Manter, 54

Jeffrey B. Manter, 54

BOSTON — Jeffrey B. Manter, 54, of Newbury Street, passed away suddenly of lung disease at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017, with family by his side. Jeffrey was born on May 13, 1963, in Laconia, the son of Thomas B. and Gretchen (Fowler) Manter. He was a graduate of Gilford High School and he attended Northwood Institute in Midland, Michigan. Jeffrey worked for Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Jeffrey is survived by his two daughters... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-27-17 Calendar

Library Events Knotty Knitters, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 10 a.m. Drop in to craft and chat. For details call 603-364-2400. Let's Go Lego, Hall Memorial Library, Northfield, 10 a.m. to noon​. For details call 603-286-8971.           Music Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow Tribute Performance, Meredith Community Auditorium, Inter-Lakes High School, Meredith, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Camp Resilience. Ryan Ordway CD Release Show, Pitman's Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia, 7 to 10 p.m. Tribute to U2, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Gilford, 8... 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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