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Young adults urged to get involved in local issues, advocate

LACONIA — Fusion, a multi-generational networking group working to develop future leaders, encourage civic involvement and contribute in the communities it serves, hosted a panel discussion on local government at Lakes Region Community College Tuesday evening.Fusion President Jaimie Sousa said that the event, billed as the ''Thought Faucet" was the first session in a new education series that will focus on leadership and civic involvement.She said that the organization, which was first known as the Lakes Region Young Professionals group and was a committee of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, decided nearly two years ago that it needed to... Read more

Letters

When Right-To-Work is passed, workers quickkly give up union…

To The Daily Sun, Recent letters from Tom Dawson (March 20 and March 25) and Tony Boutin (March 26) address an important topic — Right-to-Works Laws. Dawson argues for compulsory unionization while Boutin argues for "Right-to-Work". Dawson makes the absurd claim that forcing workers to join unions empowers workers. Compulsory unionization doesn't empower workers, it empowers union bosses and the politicians they support. Progressives fight for compulsory unionization because most union leadership uses union funds to support progressive... Read more

Columns

Bob Meade - My way or the highway . . .

Many years ago, Walt Kelly, creator of the comic strip Pogo, coined the phrase, "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Those words have been true more times than we can count. And, as we start the engines in preparation for the next presidential election, they may be on the verge of coming true again. A day or so ago, the news reported that media personality Glen Beck announced he is no longer going... Read more

Sports

Local teen, ranked 2nd in N.H. for slopestyle, to compete in…

Local teen Kaleb Shumway will be heading to Copper Mountain in Colorado this month to compete in the National Championships sponsored by the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA). Kaleb rank 2nd in New Hampshire Series for the 12-13 year-old snowboard slopestyle division and 55th out of over 280 competitors for the national rankings. This is Kaleb's first year working on his talents of freestyle snowboarding, with the help of Gunstock Freestyle Academy's coaches... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Crisanti-Carroll

Laura Crisanti and Joshua Carroll Mr. Cris Crisanti of Geneva, N.Y., announces the engagement of his daughter, Laura Catherine Crisanti, to Joshua Joseph Carroll, son of Judge James and Janet Carroll of Laconia, N.H.The future bride graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a bachelor of science and education degree and the State University of New York at Geneseo with a master of arts degree in speech language pathology. She is a speech language pathologist with Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services.The... Read more

Calendar of Events

3-30-15 Calendar

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Barbershop chorus meets... Read more

Announcements

Register for Circle Trot Race by April 7 for discounted rate

PLYMOUTH — The Circle Trot race will be held on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. Deadline for reduced registration cost will be on Tuesday, April 7. This is an important and fun community event that raises money for The Circle Program, a non-profit organization that supports low-income girls from twenty-nine towns in NH with mentorship and summer camp opportunities. There are three courses available, depending on each individual's fitness level 10K, 5K and 2K. Walkers... Read more

Births

Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more

People

Bank of New Hampshire offers tips to frustrate the fraudster…

LACONIA — The weeks leading up to the April 15th tax deadline are often vulnerable ones for consumers as W-2s and tax returns containing their personal information circulate over the internet and through the mail. According to a Javelin Strategy and Research study, 12.7 million Americans were victims of identity fraud in 2014. Though down from 2013, it remains the Federal Trade Commission's number-one consumer complaint. "Identity thieves look for every opportunity to steal your information, especially... Read more

Obituaries

Madge A. Ellis, 87

LACONIA — Madge Alberta Ellis, 87, died March 17, 2015, at the Belknap Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. with her family by her side. She was born on February 3, 1928. She was the daughter of Jasper W. and Gwendolyn (Mullett) Hunt. Madge went to school in Sullivan, N.H .She and her husband Roy lived in Winchendon, Mass. and Pepperell, Mass. before settling in Wilton, N.H. in 1960. Madge loved her family and being together... Read more

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