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Public hearing on future of Lakeport Fire Station will be held tonight

To The Daily Sun,

The City Council has received an received an unsolicited offer from the Lakeport Landing marina to purchase three contiguous parcels of city-owned land near the intersection of Elm Street and Union Ave. One of the parcels includes the former Lakeport Fire Station building, which has not been an active fire station for many years. It was until recently used for storage but is no longer needed for that function either.

The marina must vacate its present showroom/office building by November 2017 and is looking for a suitable site to construct a new building.

Before the City Council can even begin consideration of selling the three properties, it must first vote to declare them to be "surplus." The first step in that process is to host a public hearing that gives residents a chance to voice their opinions on the matter and that hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11 at City Hall. The hearing will be held during the regular City Council meeting and will start shortly after the meeting itself is called to order at 7 p.m.

If you have a opinion on this matter, I urge you to attend this hearing and share it with the council.

Mayor Ed Engler



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Firefighters will be raising funds for Operation Warm on Thursday

To The Daily Sun,

On Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. the Laconia Professional Firefighters will be hosting a fundraising event at the Holy Grail of the Lakes Restaurant, located at 12 Veterans Square.

This fundraising event will benefit "Operation Warm" which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that puts warm American-made winter jackets on children right here in our own community.

During this event, your local firefighters will be tending the bar throughout the night. Twenty percent of your total bill will be donated to "Operation Warm" to help us with our fundraising goals. We will also be doing a 50/50 raffle, as well as raffling off several items from various local businesses. A local young talent, Noah Smith, will be performing throughout the evening.

So please come join us on Oct. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Holy Grail of the Lakes and help us put warm coats on children in our community that may not have a winter jacket.

We are also selling paper coats that you can purchase for a minimum of $1 (no maximum if you wish to donate more) at the following locations: Sal's Pizza, Goody Good Donuts, The Looney Bin and Irwin Automotive Service Department. With your purchase your name goes on the coat and is displayed at the business showing your support.
If you are unable to attend this evening event or purchase a paper coat, you can also make donations online at www.operationwarm.org/laconia1153 or checks can be written out to Laconia Professional Firefighters and in the memo line write "Operation Warm."

Checks can be mailed to: Laconia Professional Firefighters, PO Box 1153, Laconia, NH 03246.

Dan Doucette
Laconia Professional Firefighters

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