Local News

Planning director envisions incentives for Weirs development

LACONIA — Planning Director Shanna Saunders will recommend introducing an incentive to redevelopment at the Weirs when the Planning Board meets on Tuesday evening. Earlier this year, when the City Council enacted an ordinance imposing development impact fees, it included a provision for a waiver of up to 80-percent of the fee for projects that redeveloped existing properties in accordance with the principles of so-called "Smart Growth." Saunders proposes to make properties in ... Read more

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Letters

Johnson Amendment is crucial to the integrity of our churche…

To The Daily Sun, If House Republicans succeed in their efforts to gut the Johnson Amendment, it would open the door for Big Money donors and political interest groups to pressure and manipulate our nation’s churches and charities. Without this amendment, Big Donors would have free reign to use institutions meant for the social good to funnel unlimited amounts of money into political elections in secret — and get a tax break for doing it. The Johnson Amendment... Read more

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Announcements

Patrick's hosts tribute to The Who Saturday

Patrick's hosts tribute to The Who Saturday

GILFORD – Patrick’s welcomes back Tim Theriault this Saturday at 9 p.m. for a tribute to The Who. Tim encompasses many styles of music, from rock, blues and folk. He can go from Beatles, Stones and Steely Dan right up to present day bands, sometimes in the context of the same song! He brings a lot of amazing musicianship and fun to the table. Patrick’s hosts Tribute Nights every Saturday. Since the inception of the Tribute... Read more

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Obituaries

Kent 'Dee' A. Woods, 53

Kent 'Dee' A. Woods, 53

  Kent "Dee" A. Woods, 53 STARK — Kent “Dee” A. Woods, 53, of Stark passed away unexpectedly on Friday July 21, 2017. He was born and raised in Franklin, the son of Albert E. Woods, Sr. and Beverly F. (Cross) Ober. He raised his children in Northfield and moved to the North Country in 2004. Dee was employed by Mr. Neat Roofing. He loved woodworking, fishing, gardening, sitting by the campfire, loved his cats, and living in the town... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-27-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth - Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-6), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775.  Events at Gilford Public Library: Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Family Magic Show, 6 to 7 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Summer Kids' Movie Drop-In, Belmont Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; American Ancestors... Read more

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Columns

Pat Buchanan - Are our wars just & moral?

"One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies," writes columnist David Ignatius. Given that Syria's prewar population was not 10 percent of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Americans. What justifies America's participation in this slaughter? Columnist Eric Margolis summarizes the successes of the six-year civil war to overthrow President Bashar Assad: "The result of the western-engendered carnage in Syria was horrendous:... Read more

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