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Tax cap blamed for low teacher salaries

LACONIA — "The current tax cap is preventing Laconia from successfully attracting middle class families to Laconia and is causing us to steadily lose the strong middle class that once was the backbone of our city," Mike Persson told the City Council this week. Persson, a member of the School Board, was speaking at a public hearing on the municipal budget, which included deep cuts in school spending. "I am not happy with the city's proposed... Read more


This was truly another day for the history books at Belknap …

To the Editor, In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Peter S. Karagianis led the charge to save and preserve the Belknap Mill from its almost certain fate: to make way for 14 parking spaces. Even now, it is hard to believe the dramatic difference the absence of the mill might have made to the Lakes Region. We might have lost a beautiful landmark that defines Laconia's skyline and marks its entrance with grace. We might... Read more

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Circus and Performing Arts Camp at Laconia Community Center

LACONIA — Artsfest is offering a new Circus and Performing Arts Camp at the Laconia Community Center, Tuesday, July 5- Friday, July 8, from 1-4:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-14 will have fun learning skills on aerial fabric, trapeze, acrobatics, partnering and stunting, Hula-Hoop, juggling, performance skills for theatre and dance and more circus fun. No experience is necessary. Students will have the opportunity to showcase talents and new skills in an informal free show open to... Read more

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Richard R. Paulhus, 84

Richard R. Paulhus, 84

  Richard R. Paulhus, 84 FRANKLIN — Richard R. Paulhus, 84 years young, a resident of Franklin since 1960, was born in Rhode Island to Raoul and Germaine Paulhus. He graduated from Mount Saint Charles Academy, where he excelled in football and baseball as a starting halfback and outfielder. Following graduation he entered the Army and served from October 1951 until being honorably discharged on Oct. 14, 1953, the day he met his future wife, Joan. They married... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-26-16 Calendar

Always...Patsy Cline at Interlakes Theatre in Meredith. 5 p.m.​ Jonny Lang at Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth. 6:30 p.m.​ Belmont Farmers Market at Belmont Mill & Pavillion. 9:30 a.m.Coastal Elegance with Blair Labella at The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.​ For details call 279-7920.Downtown Abbey Garden Party at Black Swan Inn in Tilton. 3:30 p.m.Evangelistic Meetings at Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Plymouth. 8:45 a.m.​Evangelistic... Read more

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E. Scott Cracraft - Fatal mistakes

Recently, this writer was talking with a friend who is a Republican. This man is too much of a gentleman and has way too much class to "like" Donald Trump. Like many in the GOP, he is worried about the direction his party is taking. Still, he will probably vote for Trump as the GOP's choice. He believes that while he might seem extreme, he's just "ull of hot air and will become more moderate... Read more

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