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Most local students would qualify for vouchers

Most local students would qualify for vouchers

Bonnie Perry, kindergarten teacher at Holy Trinity School in Laconia, answers a student’s question on Nov. 15. The school could benefit if a bill allowing vouchers passes. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun) State legislation to allow public tax money to go to private schools has passed Senate, moves to House By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Most local families could meet the income requirements in legislation that would provide them with state money to spend on private... Read more


Why is Sanbornton’s town budget surplus so large?

To The Daily Sun, Once again this year, some good Sanbornton budget news, but it again raises some questions about our budgeting process. Why all that surplus? Perhaps someone at the town office can give a brief presentation about the possible uses of the fund balance and why such a large balance each year.Last year the 2015-16 budget ended with an unassigned fund balance (which I like to call a budget surplus) of $1,235,428 and this... Read more

16-11-2017 Hits:136 Letters Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


111717 RUN Operation Christmas Child taking donations throug…

LACONIA — The Samaritan's Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts – filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items – and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than... Read more

15-11-2017 Hits:64 Community Announcements Ginger Kozlowski - avatar Ginger Kozlowski


Donald H. Burrows, 91

MEREDITH — Donald H. Burrows, 91, passed away on Nov. 12, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.Donald was born on Sept. 9, 1926, in Rumney, the son of Nathaniel and Edrie (Gordon) Burrows.Donald lived in Sandwich, attending Quimby School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943, proudly servicing his country in the South Pacific and later in Nagasaki, Japan.After leaving the Marine Corps in 1946, he returned home to Sandwich, to start... Read more

14-11-2017 Hits:294 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

11-19-17 Calendar

Theater   The Winni Players Present "M*A*S*H," Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. 2 p.m. For details call 603-279-0333.   Music   Sunday Brunch Music, Gunstock Inn, 580 Cherry Valley Road (Route 11A), Gilford, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 603-293-2021. Violinists Hannah Reitz and Jesse MacDonald in Concert, Taylor Community (Woodside Building), 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-5600. New Hampshire Master Chorale: The Heart of the Singer, Plymouth Congregational Church, 4 Post Office Square, Plymouth, 4... Read more

17-11-2017 Hits:21 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Froma Harrop - Sure, Republicans, investigate HIllary again

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general's call to "evaluate certain issues" regarding the sale of a majority stake in Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation. Yes, that again. There was absolutely zero wrong with or troubling about the Uranium One transaction. Even Fox... Read more

16-11-2017 Hits:89 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler