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Forrester eyes State School site for rehab center

BY MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN CONCORD — The Senate Finance Committee yesterday endorsed a proposal by state Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), who chairs the panel, to lease the property on North Main Street that formerly housed the Laconia State School and Lakes Region Facility (prison) to a private party for use as a substance abuse treatment and recovery facility. Cast as an amendment to House Bill 1695, the proposal carried the committee by a five-to-one vote... Read more


Gilmanton selectmen: please fix your minutes & pay bette…

To The Daily Sun, Would someone please tell me what's going on in Gilmanton? I mean, honestly, I consider myself a fairly observant and relatively intelligent person but I have no clue. At the April 13 selectmen's meeting, the posted minutes read: "On a motion by Selectman McWhinnie and seconded by Selectman Bishop it was voted unanimously to freeze Fire Department chief, Police Department chief and Road Agent pay, including COLAs, for two years, for the years... Read more

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Spring Fever Tea planned for May 21

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough United Methodist Church will hold its second annual Spring Fever Tea on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at Magic Foods on Rte. 25. The afternoon will feature 10 individually decorated Tea Tables, many with antique tea services, toys from the past, tea, tea sandwiches and treats all while enjoying music and an inspirational speaker.Tickets are $20 and available by calling 603-476-2369.  Tickets are limited to the 90 available seats. Read more

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Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

Thomas A. Bolduc, 61

  Thomas A. Bolduc, 61 KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Thomas Alan Bolduc, 61, former longtime resident of Laconia, New Hampshire, of Grant Street, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, after a short illness. Tom was born Oct. 11, 1954, son of the late Roland H. and Marie A. (Burris) Bolduc. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Laconia High School, where he was active on the school track team. After his father's retirement, Tom... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-6-16 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Story time, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; Social bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Events at Moultonborough Public Library: Gardening Is Murder! presentation, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Readathon, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sit & Knit at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2 p.m. Tot Time story time at Meredith Public Library: 10 to 11 a.m. Yoga at Gilmanton Year Round Library. 4 p.m.   Celebrate... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Jim Hightower - Who says crime doesn't pay?

Hey, can we all just stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street's big money-grubbing banks? Sure, they went belly-up and crashed our economy with their frauds, rigged casino games, and raw greed. And, yes, the Bush and Obama regimes rushed to bail them out with trillions of dollars in our public funds, while ignoring the plight of workaday people who lost jobs, homes, businesses, wealth, and hope. But come on, Buckos, have you not noticed... Read more

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