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Ashland awarded $250,000 grant for septage expansion

Ashland awarded $250,000 grant for septage expansion

By BROOKE ROBINSON, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN ASHLAND — Ashland's wastewater plant capacity will increase 30 percent with no cost to taxpayers due to a $250,000 grant awarded by the Northern Border Regional Commission on Friday. The grant will fund the construction of a new septage receiving station which will increase the revenue brought in by the Water and Sewer department. This added revenue will be used to improve water and sewer infrastructure in order... 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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Mailboat Sophie C runs aground, no damage

Mailboat Sophie C runs aground, no damage

By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — The Sophie C, a 76-foot-long motor vessel, ran aground on a submerged rock near Loon Island off from Meredith Neck around noon on Friday. The boat was not damaged in the incident and will return to its normal schedule Saturday, according to Capt. Jim Morash of the Winnipesaukee Flagship Company. “It's not uncommon to have an incident like this when we have low water conditions, like we're currently experiencing,” said... Read more

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Marguerite R. B. LaFrance, 86

Marguerite R. B. LaFrance, 86

  CONCORD — Marguerite Rosalie Bagley LaFrance, 86, passed away suddenly from age-related causes on August 26, 2016.Marguerite was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on August 5, 1930, to John Francis Bagley and Margaret Ann Hogan. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1948.Marguerite met her husband, Leo Alec LaFrance, as a teenager, when he made twice weekly deliveries of ice to the Bagley home. Their friendship blossomed into love and they were married on June... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-31-16 Calendar

  Board Game Night for Adults, Laconia Public Library, 6 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Family Story Time, Belmont Public Library, 10:30 a.m.​ For details call 603-267-8331. Events at Meredith Public Library: Whimsical Tales, 10 to 11 a.m.; ​Friends of the Meredith Library Meeting, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details about Friends meeting email micci.freyenhagen@gmail.com. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.​; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. ​For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Hall Memorial... 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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