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It’s all downhill

It’s all downhill

Trevor Messerve follows his son Caeden down a trail at Highland Mountain Bike Park. Nine-year-old Caeden participated in the “Summer Ride” Camp over the Fourth of July and continues to learn new tricks with his Highland coaches to master some of the intermediate trails. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Families as well as pros enjoy Highland Mountain Bike Park By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUNNORTHFIELD — Most people think of mountain biking as an extreme... Read more



Local veterans need a place to meet; do you have one availab…

To The Daily Sun, Veterans need a local place to have meetings. It's more difficult, our vets have to go down to Concord. If a company or landlord would open their doors for a place for meetings it would be great. Laconia/Gilford (local) property owners would be able to really show thanks for their service. Vets, fire and police would like to help. John Gaydos Belmont Read more

16-08-2017 Hits:145 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


GOP chair to speak at tonight's Pemi-Baker GOP dinner

ASHLAND — State Republican Party Chairman Jeanie Forrester will be the featured speaker at the Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee’s spaghetti dinner today, Friday, Aug. 18 The meal, which spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main St. The cost of the diner is $10 at the door for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 years, with children 4... Read more

17-08-2017 Hits:51 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Richard W. Bennett, 76

Richard W. Bennett, 76

  SANBORNTON — Richard W. “Dick” Bennett, 76, passed peacefully on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Laconia with family and friends by his side.Born in Plymouth in 1941 of the late Lewis H. and Geneva M. (Pike) Bennett, and raised in Franklin, he was a 50-year resident of Sanbornton, where he resided with his beloved wife and family.Dick served in the National Guard before returning and voluntarily serving as fire captain for Sanbornton residents for 25... Read more

17-08-2017 Hits:48 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

8-19-17 Calendar

Library Events Teen Drop-In 3D Model Art, Gilford Public Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Let's Go Lego, Hall Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call y603-286-8971. T'ai Chi at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-744-8061. Events at Franklin Public Library: Family Story Time, 9:30 a.m.​ (Story with craft project to follow. All ages welcome. No signup needed. Craft materials provided.), Open Craft Group for Adults, 1... Read more

17-08-2017 Hits:26 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Bob Meade - Let's recapture civility

What we read in the “letters” section of this and other newspapers, is a microcosm of how our country is functioning today. Or, more accurately, how our country is dis-functioning today. Hardly a day goes by without our being able to read a letter demeaning another writer. The writers don’t make an argument of substance, but will often take someone to task for expressing their faith, or their differing political viewpoint, or because they’re old... Read more

14-08-2017 Hits:316 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler