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Colonial refurb sticker shock

Colonial refurb sticker shock

Mayor says city is likely to have to put more money into project By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The city has already made a major financial commitment to refurbishing the historic Colonial Theater, but it will likely be asked to devote even more money to the project, Mayor Ed Engler told the City Council Monday night. “There's something I want to put on the table since it's sort of the elephant in the room,” Engler... Read more



Black unemployment rate is lowest in 17 years; credit Trump

To The Daily Sun, Why do Democrats hate successful people? Our representatives state frequently, rich, wealthy, prosperous and affluent not paying their ‘fair share.’ Tax cuts are only for the rich, wealthy, etc. These words are synonyms for "successful." Democrats never define what is rich, wealthy or affluent. Are the Sanders rich? If you are successful, you are rich and not paying your fair share. What a “fair share” of taxes means is simply “more.” No matter how... Read more

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Helen turned 100

Helen turned 100

    Helen Brotherston, a resident of the St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Laconia, marked her 100th birthday on June 17, and celebrated a day later with a large gathering of friends and family at Leavitt Park. (Courtesy photo) Read more

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Peter E. MacBrien, 52

Peter E. MacBrien, 52 BELMONT — Peter E. MacBrien, 52, of 354 Union Road, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born on Aug. 19, 1964, in Winchester, Massachusetts, the son of the late William E. and Norma (Smith) MacBrien. Peter worked as a custodian for the Belmont public schools. He was a past member of the Pentucket Lodge A.F. & A.M in Lowell, Massachusetts, and a member of... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-30-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Build a Better World Playgroup, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Knit Wits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Conversational German, 2:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Paper Crafts, Belmont Public Library, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Tot Time, Meredith Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Story Time, Sanbornton Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-286-8288. Sit & Knit... Read more

28-06-2017 Hits:27 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Alan Vervaeke - A right or a privilege?

I pay taxes — property taxes, income taxes, and sales taxes. Property taxes pay for the protection we receive from the police and fire departments. It pays for the plowing of the roads. It pays for lifeguards at town beach. It pays for a public education. Since I pay taxes, I have a right to all of that. Correct? I have the RIGHT to quality and timely protection from criminal elements and fire. I have a... Read more

27-06-2017 Hits:169 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler