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Inter-Lakes Top Ten high schoolers set their sights on succe…

Inter-Lakes Top Ten high schoolers set their sights on success

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH— The top ten graduates of Inter-Lakes High School, divided evenly between men and women, are all bound for college knowing what academic path they intend to follow and most with the career they seek to pursue in sight. Only Tyler Taggett, who will study mechanical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, has chosen to further his education in the state. And Taggett also stands out in another respect as... Read more


Census data:52% of illegal immigrants get welfare benefits

To The Daily Sun, E. Scott Cracraft again exhibits all the mental acuity of Elmer Fudd, when one reads, with a discerning eye, his latest column filled with patronizing folderol and little of substance. The man once again defies the laws of common sense and rational thought with one particular comment. There were many comments that lacked lucidity, but let me focus on one which is causing great damage to this sovereign nation. A nation, he probably... Read more

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Scout Troop 55 hands out 300 spruce and fir seedlings

Scout Troop 55 hands out 300 spruce and fir seedlings

MEREDITH — Boy Scouts from Troop 55 in Meredith handed out nearly 300 starter trees to the public on April 30 in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day. The trees were spruce and fir tree seedlings from the New Hampshire State Forest Nursery. The scout troop has been handing out evergreen tree seedlings on an annual basis for over 20 years. Troop 55 would like to thank The Family Tree Service, Aubuchon Hardware in Meredith... Read more

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M. Clare Doyle, 103

M. Clare Doyle, 103

M. Clare Doyle MEREDITH — Mary Clare Doyle passed away peacefully at Meredith Bay Colony Club on Monday, May 16, 2016, with family by her side. Clare was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on Aug. 16, 1912. She lived life to the fullest during her incredible 103 years. She graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing. In 1944, Clare entered the Army Nurse Corps and saw two tours of duty in Germany, one in Korea, and many... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-30-16 Calendar

Belmont Memorial Day parade begins at Belmont Public Library. 1 p.m. Laconia Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Wyatt Park. Alton Memorial Day observances begin at 10 a.m. in Monument Square on Main Street. Bristol Memorial Day parade begins at 9:30 a.m. from the Freudenberg parking lot. Center Harbor Memorial Day parade begins at noon at Chase Circle. Gilford Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Gilford Community Church. Groton Memorial Day remembrance program will be held at... 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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Jim Hightower - Pent up fury

Jack Nicholson dryly noted that his mother once called him a son of a bitch — and didn't comprehend the irony. 2016 has certainly been an odd year for the political and corporate elites. They certainly couldn't predict (and then subsequently stayed in denial about) the groundswell from the masses in terms of the popularity of Bernie Sanders and Donnie Trump. Much like the Nicholson example, the aloof Powers That Be are oblivious to irony: they... Read more

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