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Fishermen's dilemma – Rock bass crowding in on Winnipesaukee…

Fishermen's dilemma – Rock bass crowding in on Winnipesaukee's sport fishery

Fishermen on Squam Lake.  Karen Bobotas for the Laconia Daily Sun By ADAM DRAPCHO, LACONIA DAILY SUN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE — When is a bass fisherman unhappy about all the fish he's catching? When he spends all day catching rock bass instead of the smallmouth bass he's looking for. It's a scenario happening more frequently on Lake Winnipesaukee, where the smaller, invasive fish have taken over much of the territory previously inhabited by smallmouth bass. Scott Decker, program supervisor for inland fisheries at the state's Department of Fish and... Read more


For the sheriff to write letter belitting his employee is ju…

To The Daily Sun, I don't like getting involved in politics, but I could not stand by and allow the unfairness by (Belknap County) Sheriff (Craig) Wiggin to go unmentioned. I have worked in law enforcement for many years and have worked with William Wright and Craig Wiggin. I could not believe while reading the (letters to the editor) this morning that one's own boss would throw his employee under the bus. Sheriff Wiggin, you should be... Read more

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Monthly Belmont Farmers Market this Sunday

  BELMONT — A variety of produce can be purchased at the Belmont Farmers Market this Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Tioga Pavilion on Mill Street from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Vendors will be there with produce, baked goods, specialty jellies, and crafts offered. There will also be live entertainment and a demonstration. Sunday's featured guests will be Everett Bailey, demonstrating Shaker-style broom-making techniques, and Aiden Rupp, playing acoustic guitar. For more information contact Gretta Olson-Wilder, Town of... Read more

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Mary S. King, 90

Mary S. King, 90

  BOSCAWEN — Mary S. King, 90, formerly of Portland, Connecticut, and Laconia and Franklin, New Hampshire, died at Merrimack County Nursing Home on Aug. 23, 2016. She resided in Portland for 37 years and later in Middletown, Connecticut, before moving to Laconia in 2005 to be near her daughter.She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 6, 1926, the daughter of Edmund and Mabel (Wilton) Saunders. Mary was raised in West Hartford and graduated from... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-28-16 Calendar

Newmont Military Band, Belmont Public Library, 1 to 3:30 p.m.​ Free Summertime Concert Series presents Annie and the Orphans, Alan and Savina Hartwell Memorial Bandstand, Tilton Island, 6 to 8:30 p.m. For details call 603-286-3000. Brian Wilson, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, 7:30 p.m.       Belmont Farmers Market, Belmont Mill and Pavilion. 9:30 a.m.​       Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, downtown Meredith, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Farm to Table Brunch, Moulton Farm, Meredith, 9 a.m. to noon. For... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - A lot of smoke here, Hillary

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition. For consider what the Associated Press reported this week: The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton... Read more

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