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Tourism officials predict record-breaking fall season

Tourism officials predict record-breaking fall season

By ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN GILFORD — As New Hampshire's nationally renowned foliage viewing season starts, state tourism officials are predicting that the brilliant, red, yellow and flame orange hues will translate into a lot of folding green currency for Granite State businesses.Speaking at a gathering of state officials and tourism leaders at Gunstock Mountain Resort's new mountain coaster Tuesday, Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development... Read more


Angry, vulgar phone caller referred to my letters to The Dai…

To The Daily Sun, Something very serious and troubling happened last week that needs to be shared with your readers. A man called my home phone. Normally this would not warrant a letter to the editor. But it seems that someone has an "ax to grind" and has targeted me with his angry rants. This person asked for me by name and referred to the letters I write to the editor of The Laconia Daily Sun... Read more

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Methodist Church plans two-day rummage sale

GILFORD — The First United Methodist Church of Gilford is having a fall rummage sale on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. The rummage sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m both days.Those who have items they would like to donate, should bring them to the church by Thursday morning. The church is open in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon.   Read more

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Mary M. VanderNoot, 77

Mary M. VanderNoot, 77

  Mary M. VanderNoot, 77 LEBANON — Mary M. VanderNoot, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the Genesis Nursing Facility in Lebanon, where she spent the final months of her long battle with cancer. Mary was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Mary was born July 22, 1939, in Laconia, to Mary (Way) and Randolph Morrison. Mary's father died when she was young so Mary's mother worked long and grueling hours in factories to ensure that Mary and her... Read more

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Calendar of Events

9-29-16 Calendar

  Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time, 9:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Play and Learn, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Magic the Gathering Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042.  Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m. to noon; Brown Bag Book Group, noon; Lego Time, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Artists' Group, Sanbornton... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - How Trump wins the debate

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy. He was returning to the scene of his '68 triumph, when he had inflicted the first crippling wound on Lyndon Johnson. "Pat, you don't have to win up here, you know," he assured me. "All you have to do is beat the point spread." "Beat the point spread" is a good description of... Read more

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