To The Daily Sun,
Laconia has a great tradition in the annals of New Hampshire high school football. We have fielded some outstanding championship teams over the years. I can remember playing for Franklin during the 1950s; Laconia was the culmination or our senior year because that was the only game in our career that we would play under the lights.
Laconia, now has a state of the art arena in which are teams can play and, coincidentally, a tremendous area in which to view the festivities.
I love the sport of football as do many of the people in the area. We will be able to see approximately seven games a year played there, assuming we get into the playoffs every year. I would like to suggest that the Laconia School Board seek to enter negotiations with the Gilford School Board and then ask the scheduling committee to arrange a schedule whereby the two schools could share a field to their mutual advantage. If the Giants and the Jets can share and arena, it shouldn't be to much of a problem for Laconia and Gilford to do the same. Giford needs a new field, and Laconia has a new field. Laconia and Gilford can negotiate a contract fair and equitable to both sides for the use of the field. If they could come together in two agreements on the business park, this should not be to difficult.
Roland L. Maheu