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'Half of something, rather than all of nothing'

Laconia City Council moves forward with plans for tax break for new businesses By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Industrial businesses that want to locate or expand in the city would get a property tax break under a plan approved Monday by city councilors. The idea is to attract and encourage the kind of companies that can provide good-paying jobs and boost the local economy. City Manager Scott Myers had urged the City Council to consider offering... Read more


Center Harbor Food Pantry is grateful for $5,000 donation fr…

To The Daily Sun, We, the volunteers of the Center Harbor Food Pantry, would like to thank the Bald Peak Community Fund for recognizing us in their donation of $5,000. Their donation will help us to keep going in the winter months ahead and will help feed the less fortunate among us that are burdened with other bills such as fuel, higher electric bills, etc. We feed approximately 1,600 people a month in the winter and are... Read more

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Belmont to host holiday festivities Friday night at the vill…

Belmont to host holiday festivities Friday night at the village bandstand

BELMONT — Parks and Recreation Department staff and Belmont Elementary School PTO volunteers will lead revelers in celebrating the season with caroling, crafts, and cookies in Belmont this Friday, Dec.15. A variety of winter crafts for all-aged children will be available in the Belmont Mill's Senior Center at 6 p.m. A community sing-along will be held at the historic Village Bandstand and around downtown, ending with hot cocoa and cookies served in the Mill, at... Read more

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Miriam E. Downs, 87

Miriam E. Downs, 87

BOSCAWEN — Miriam E. (Beattie) Downs, 87, died peacefully Nov. 25, 2017, at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen. She was born and raised in Woburn, Massachusetts, the youngest daughter of Harold V. and Esther (Pottle) Beattie. It was here that she met Clayton E. Downs, the love of her life, and they were married in 1949.Miriam and Clayton  raised their family and farmed in Belmont, where they operated a small dairy farm and sold... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-13-17 Calendar

Music Acoustic Country Pickin' Party, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.​, at Tilton Senior Center, 11 Grange Road in Tilton. For details call 603-527-8291. Ladies Night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.​, at Patrick's Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road in Gilford. Cody James setting the groove. Ladies enjoy half-price drinks and more. For details call 603-293-0841. Karaoke, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.​, at Copper Kettle Tavern at Hart's, 233 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith. For details call 603-279-6212. Sandwich Singers, 7:00 p.m.​, at Melvin Village Community... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - What should we fight for?

"We will never accept Russia's occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea," declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. "Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to Ukraine." Tillerson's principled rejection of the seizure of land by military force — "never accept" — came just one day after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and pledged to move our embassy there. How did Israel gain title to East Jerusalem, the West... Read more

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