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Rehab center plan draws opposition

Rehab center plan draws opposition

With over 200 acres of land, two dozen buildings, water frontage and mountain views, the Lakes Region Facility is a prime piece of Laconia real estate. Legislation was introduced last week which would turn the property into a rehab center. (Photo courtesy William Hemmel/LakesRegionAerials.com)   Laconia City Council to discuss proposal to sell State School land to private interests   By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — With the New Hampshire Senate preparing to vote next week on legislation... Read more


Jack Weeks (5-5) 169 RUSSIA

To The Daily Sun, I was surprised — and pleased — to read Pat Buchanan' s column in Thursday's Sun about U.S./Russia relations. The headline read "Why Russia resents us". I think Buchanan's explanation is "right on." What would be the U.S. reaction be if there were Russian troops in Mexico or Canada, or anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere? We learned from the so-called Cuban Missile Crisis many years ago. So in my mind, it's... Read more

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MVSB joins supporters of Stand Up Laconia Lakes Region event

LACONIA — Stand-Up Laconia has received a $6,000 donation from Meredith Village Savings Bank to secure Stand Up Laconia Lakes Region, a special event featuring guest speaker Chris Herren, recovering addict and former professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics, at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on May 10. Herren, who has already inspired thousands of youth nationwide with his personal account of addiction and success with recovery, will address approximately 5,000 Lakes Region junior... Read more

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Ruth A. Corbeil, 81

BRISTOL — Ruth A. (Huckins) Corbeil 81, of Bristol, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Ruth was born on March 19, 1935, the daughter of the late Calvin H. Huckins Sr. and Mabel C. (Patten) Huckins. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1953. On Aug. 3, 1957, she married Walter J. Corbeil and they shared 58 years of marriage. Together, she and her husband raised five children and owned... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-8-16 Calendar

Guys and Dolls at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. 2 p.m. For details call 279-0333. Mother's Day Breakfast at American Legion Post 1 in Laconia. 8 to 11 a.m. For details email mchlbrdy@metrocast.net. Mother's Day Brunch at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters in Laconia. 11 a.m. For details call 527-8313. 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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Michael Barone - The presumptive nominees

So Republicans now have a presumptive nominee — one headed to a clear delegate majority without visible opposition — sooner than the Democrats. It's another way in which this year's presidential race has defied expectations and ignored precedent. Donald Trump will now have months to stage-manage his Cleveland convention, while Hillary Clinton must spend the next four weeks going through the motions of campaigning against Bernie Sanders in 10 primaries and the North Dakota caucus. Clinton will... Read more

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