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Gilford woman again challenges definition of agritourism

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — A woman whose property is next door to the spot where a local farm has proposed to have a wedding venue has asked a Belknap County Superior Court judge to "offer a definitive definition of 'agriculture' and 'agritourism.'" In her most recent petition against the town of Gilford, Monique Twomey of Gunstock Hill Road said the decision by the Zoning Board of Adjustments not to uphold a cease-and-desist order... Read more


Pleae abide by the fertilizer ordinances protecting our lake…

To The Daily Sun, The Moultonborough Milfoil Committee has removed more than 50,000 gallons of invasive variable milfoil from Lake Winnipesaukee over the last five years, vastly improving the lake experience in the affected areas. However, in 2015, we received several reports from citizens concerned about weeds in areas of the lake where weeds have not been found before. In many cases, these weeds have been identified to be native plants. The state of New Hampshire prohibits... Read more

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Eastern Star to host first bean supper of year May 7

HOLDERNESS — Ellacoya Chapter #43, Order of the Eastern Star's monthly public bean suppers resume with the first one on Saturday, May 7, and will continue through the fall.The supper is held at the Squam Valley Masonic Building located across from the Center Harbor/Holderness town line on Route 3. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under, and are for sale at the door from 4:15 p.m. Service starts at 5... Read more

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Diana L. Boissonnault, 63

LACONIA — Diana Lynn (Lamphere) Boissonnault, 63, of Laconia passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Concord Hospital in Concord, surrounded by her family. Diana was born on Jan. 3, 1953, in Claremont. She was the eldest daughter of Allen and Evelyn (Hackett) Lamphere. Diana grew up in Claremont. She graduated from Stevens High School in 1971. She had lived in Laconia for the past 34 years. She is survived by her two daughters (who were truly... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-1-16 Calendar

Annual CROP Walk at the Newfound Nature and Fitness Trail behind the Bristol Fire Station. 1:30 p.m. Blessing of the Animals at Sanbornton Congregational Church/UCC. 5 to 6 p.m. For details call 286-3018. David Lake Fishing Derby at Gilmanton Church. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 267-6150. Pub Mania Bingo at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford. 3 to 5:30 p.m.​ For details call 493-9524. The Streetcar Company presents The Producers at Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith... 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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Susan Estrich - The lesser of the evils?

It's pretty darn depressing when political writers are essentially writing off the 2016 election as a choice between the lesser of two evils — seven months in advance of the election. It's one thing when, after months of negative ads, we shake our heads in disgust, but we haven't even really started yet. If this is the way we begin, is there any question where we will end? Alienated, distrustful, angrier than we are now, having... Read more

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