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Feeling lucky? Keno goes live in city and around the state

Feeling lucky? Keno goes live in city and around the state

Yvette Imhof and Dave Henrick of the 405 Pub and Grill and Jennifer Rouse from the New Hampshire Lottery prepare for Keno Friday.  (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — After 16 hours of plowing snow, Scot Stebbins was ready for some rest and relaxation, so he was at the 405 Pub & Grill at 11 a.m. Friday and became the first customer to play Keno in the city. The gambling... Read more


To paraphrase Alder, I’ve been called worse by better people

To the Daily Sun, It is both sad and amusing that former county commissioner Dick Burchell, who was soundly ousted from his seat by the voters of his district after one term, has decided to wax poetic and engage in one of his usual attempts at sardonic wit. I am flattered that he has attacked my point of view and come to the defense of his fellow Free Staters regarding the mess they have created in... Read more

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New foundation will promote employer-guided vocational train…

New foundation will promote employer-guided vocational training

FRANKLIN — A new foundation, Three Rivers Foundation – Supporting Education, was formed in November to promote hands-on employer-guided vocational training and educational opportunities for students through a community-based infrastructure that will build and facilitate future employment. The Foundation will work to develop a collaborative relationship with local businesses, existing labor partners, schools, and students, as well as to encourage prospective students to pursue new opportunities about which they are most passionate. The ultimate aim... Read more

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Frances M. Anderson, 92

Frances M. Anderson, 92

BELMONT — Frances M. Anderson, 92, of Belmont, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in her home after a period of failing health. She was born on Sept. 15, 1925, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late John P. and Elizabeth (Mahoney) Sheehan. Frances worked for several years in the accounts receivable department for First National Supermarket in Connecticut. She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Parish in Belmont and was a member and past president... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-16-17 Weekend Calendar

Saturday, December 16 Music The Michael Vincent Band featuring TJ Wheeler, 8:00 p.m.​, at Pitman's Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street in Laconia. For details call 603-527-0043. Tribute to Billy Joel, 8:30 p.m.​, at Patrick's Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road in Gilford. Jim Tyrrell's tribute to Billy Joel. For details call 603-293-0841. Library Events Library Open House, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.​, at Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Road. For details call 603-524-6042. Community Gale School Holiday Fundraiser, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.​, at... Read more

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Susan Estrich - The president & Israel

We always used to put a "moving the embassy" plank in the Democratic platform even though we never expected it to happen — or even thought it should before the larger issues about Jerusalem were resolved. I think the first time was in 1980, to try to show up Jimmy Carter, the incumbent president, whom my candidate, Sen. Ted Kennedy, was challenging. It made sense in terms of domestic politics. It made no sense to... Read more

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