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Thanks for introducing PSS students to Laconia businesses

To The Daily Sun,

On Oct. 3, Pleasant Street School students embarked on a schoolwide field trip to local businesses and organizations. CAPS (Community Awareness at Pleasant Street) would not be possible without your community support. Our goal is to introduce our students to the many positive businesses and organizations in our area and teach our students that Laconia is a wonderful place to work and live. At 9:30 a.m. all 325 student left PSS to visit different business and tour parts of the city.

We visited: Laconia Fire Department, pre-school and kindergarten; Smith Apple Orchard, first grade; Wayfarer Coffee and MC Cycle, second grade; Taylor Community, third grade; Laconia River Walk, fourth grade; and Downtown Gym, fifth grade.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we would like to say “thank you” for allowing us to visit your businesses. Your willingness to open your doors, share your knowledge and to personally connect with our students was masterful. Our students came back with new found enthusiasm for our city and your career choices.

David Levesque, Principal

Pleasant Street School


  • Written by Mike Mortensen
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Why don’t City Council candidates tell us where they stand?

To The Daily Sun,

Has anyone noticed the lack of information as to what the new challengers for City Council are about? We hardly know their names, much less why they are running. What do they want to change or what would they do to solve what they perceive to be problems?

Change is good when you know what it is you will be changing if it is good for Laconia. 

Change to fiscal responsibility would be bad.

Are they for the tax cap or not?

A letter appeared in The Sun from one candidate, Mr. Bassett. It went on about how he is asking questions of those already in power and has attended council meetings. But, he never said why he is running or what he would do differently.

It is important for the voter to know the candidate and why that voter should give him their vote. It is good for people to step up and want to take part in city government, but, again, what is it they want to accomplish?

Some of these candidate,s early on, have expressed getting rid of the tax cap. Will they let the voters know where they stand on this?

Where do they stand on the garage, the Colonial, the drug problem, zoning, roads, the WOW Trail? 

Wouldn’t you like to know?

Brenda Baer

City Councilor

Ward 4


  • Written by Edward Engler
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