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Make incremental improvements to Route 3/25 intersection

To the Daily Sun,

For decades now ideas have been knocked down that could help the Route 3/25 intersection (in Meredith). The state has appropriated less and less money over time, since no solutions have been accepted.

My suggestion is to do the project in pieces and re-evaluate after each section is completed.

First, I would make a dedicated right-turn lane on Route 25 toward Route 3 north. This would involve taking an old vacant store only.

Next, I would extend Barnard Ridge Road (with a traffic light) across Route 25 all the way to the Meredith transfer station. Think of how so many people driving from Center Harbor and Meredith could benefit with this.

Then, I would activate the traffic signal opposite the Irving/RiteAid stores. This would hold up the traffic from Moultonborough so that cars could more easily come out of Hannafords and Dunkin Donuts.

Also, a no-right-turn on red at Route 3 onto Route 25 would help the cars coming out of Pleasant Street.

After all this is done we would re-evaluate.

Bernie Kramer

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Rockin’ ‘50s party featured Elvis impersonator & root beer floats

To the Daily Sun,

The Laconia Multicultural Festival held its first ever fundraiser on Aug. 1 featuring 1950s fun. The event was a huge success and we thank everyone who attended.

Pat Kelly, host and Elvis impersonator, put the audience in a doo-wop mood, the Swinging Sisters reminded everyone why they loved the era's girl groups, and the Rockin' Daddios were, as always, amazing, talented, and fun.

The event was held at Pitman's Freight Room, a local gem that offers great talent and wonderful ambiance. Many thanks to Dick and Connie Mitchell, owners of the Freight Room, for their support of this event. In addition to the marvelous entertainment at this '50s event, everyone loved the root beer floats and the '50s candy buffet, made possible in part by the Happy Cow on Union Avenue, which donated the delicious ice cream for the floats, and Kellerhaus, whichdonated cleverly packaged candy for door prizes. Other local businesses supported the event as well, including Vista Foods, Hannaford's, BJ's, Shooters, Hair Affair, Irving Oil, Prescott's Florists, and Lakes Region Party and Paper. Greenlaw's Music served as the event ticket outlet, Drew Hines of Hinesight Photography filmed the event, and Larry Frates donated his art work for the silent auction.

The success of an event of this caliber depends on the generous contribution of time, talent, and gifts such as those mentioned above and the folks who take the time to attend. Thank you all for supporting the Laconia Multicultural Festival by participating in the Rockin' '50s party. We're already looking forward to next year's '50s party.

In the meantime we'll plan on seeing everyone on Sept. 12 for the 14th annual Laconia Multicultural Festival. Come celebrate the culture, heritage, and diversity of America exhibited right here in the Lakes Region and enjoy art, food, and live entertainment.

Becky Guyer, Coordinator

Laconia Multicultural Festival

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