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Merchants hope good weather will boost Pumpkin Festival prof…

Merchants hope good weather will boost Pumpkin Festival profits

Downtown cobbler Jim Daubenspeck carved a high-heel shoe into a pumpkin on Friday, a few hours before the start of the 2017 New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival. (Rick Green/Laconia Daily Sun) By RICK GREEN, Laconia Daily Sun LACONIA — As merchants prepared for the Friday evening start of the 2017 New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, many predicted that this year would be better than last, when rain reduced crowds and dampened sales.The weather will likely be more cooperative this... Read more


State constitutional amendment would put town rights ahead o…

To The Daily Sun, Rep. Ellen Read of Rockingham District 17, has introduced a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee local communities the authority to protect the health, safety and welfare of individuals, communities and nature. The Community Rights Amendment was drafted by New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) with assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). Rep. Read said she is proud to sponsor the amendment to “ensure protections for the people and ecosystems of the Granite... Read more

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New Hampton Historical to remember Grange Oct. 24

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Historical Society will present a program dedicated to memories of the New Hampton Grange No. 123 on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at the Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main St., New Hampton. The original program scheduled for this evening included progress of plans to move the Grange building to another site. Despite support for this move from the town and concerned citizens, the building was razed in September. Peter Gulick, NHHS president... Read more

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Linda S. Hanley, 80

Linda S. Hanley, 80

BONAIRE, Ga. — Early on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, Linda Speidel Hanley, 80, joined her Lord and Savior in heaven. Mrs. Hanley was born on March 6, 1937, in Fairmont, West Virginia, to the late Jess W. and Mary M. Speidel. A strong woman by nature, she tirelessly gave of her time through her volunteer work with various civic organizations. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Her memory will forever be... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-18-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 6), 10 to 11 a.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon.; Teen Early Release Activity, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Elementary Early Release Activity: Reading Buffet, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library: Story Time... Read more

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Michelle Malkin - Obama lied & my 4th health plan just d…

Cue the funeral bagpipes. My fourth health insurance plan is dead. Two weeks ago, my husband and I received yet another cancellation notice for our private, individual health insurance coverage. It's our fourth Obamacare-induced obituary in four years. Our first death notice, from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, arrived in the fall of 2013. The insurer informed us that because of "changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA)," our... Read more

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