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Return to parking meters?

Return to parking meters?

Meters could be installed downtown on Main Street and other streets if a plan to pay for a new city parking garage is approved. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun) Plan for a new city garage would be financed by fees from downtown parking By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Some 40 years after parking meters were removed from the streets of downtown Laconia in the wake of urban renewal, the City Council is weighing a... Read more


Cookie makers fall victim to tyranny of globalization

For generations, kids from age 3 to 100 have loved munching on chocolaty Oreo cookies dipped in a glass of milk. But just over a year, ago, the tasty treat suddenly went sour. In May 2015, bakery workers in Nabisco's monumental 10-story plant in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood had been expecting some sweet news from their corporate headquarters. Rumor had it that their renown facility — after more than half a century and millions of Oreos... Read more

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Laconia resident receives Fulbright award

LACONIA — Alec Walker of Laconia, a member of the Boston College Class of 2016, has been awarded a prestigious J. William Fulbright grant, a coveted post-baccalaureate study/research/teaching award given annually to the nation's best and brightest college students. A major in History and German Studies, Walker graduated from Boston College on May 23. With his Fulbright, Walker will travel to Germany where he will serve as an English teaching assistant. During his time in Germany... Read more

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Verna P. Moulton, 87

Verna P. Moulton, 87 LACONIA — Verna Priscilla (Donovan) Moulton, 87, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on June 18, 2016. Verna was born on Feb. 2, 1929, in Four Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of Zean and Pearl (Scott) Donovan. In the early 1940s Verna and her family relocated to the Northumberland-Lancaster area where she lived until 1957 when she married Reginald Moulton and moved to the Northfield and Franklin area. She... 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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DJ's First U.S. Open win

By ALISON MITZEL When there is a major title on the line, there is bound to be some excitement over the four rounds of U.S. Open. This past weekend's U.S. Open was no walk in the park for the players or spectators. The U.S. Open returned to famed Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania for a record ninth time, making it the first course to host more U.S. Opens than any other course in history. With 156 players... Read more

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