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Audubon hosting talk about rare, endangered species

  MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about "Rare and Endangered of the Lakes Region," presented by Rick Van de Poll on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Loon Center. This talk will emphasize the oft-unnoticed elements of our flora and fauna, and discuss the reasons why they're rare, as well as the uncommon and often fragile natural communities that they require. This illustrated slide... Read more

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City to get another chance at buying State School property

CONCORD — The state will renew its effort in the coming months to sell the site on North Main Street that formerly housed the Laconia State School, Michael Connor, deputy commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) with responsibility for property and purchasing, said yesterday. The sale of the property was included in the 2016-2017 state budget adopted by the Legislature last month. The revenue estimates for the biennium include $2-million in proceeds from the... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-12-15 Calendar

  Story time for infants at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 10 a.m.Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m. Lakes Region Parade of Homes tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit nine show homes throughout the region. $10 ticket allows for visit to all homes. See for more information.  Team Trivia at at Patrick's Pub & Eatery.  7 p.m.​, at 18 Weirs Rd in Gilford. For details email Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Sanbornton residents enjoy major benefits from Recycling Cen…

To The Daily Sun, I am disappointed that our (Sanbornton) selectmen decided to close the Recycling Center at the Transfer Station — a disservice to our town residents. We know from experience that sending material to landfills can become one of the biggest cost items in a town budget. Recycling is a key component is keeping taxpayer costs down, providing great benefits to town residents. Some of our trash is currently being hauled to a landfill in New... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - Toes up in the OK Corral?

The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him. The Republican Party is not, as some commentators wail, in "chaos" today. It is in rebellion, in revolt, as it was in the early 1960s when Barry Goldwater's true believers rejected Eisenhower Republicanism and Nelson Rockefeller to nominate the Arizona senator for president. A similar and... Read more

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Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

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

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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911... Read more

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Francis M. Ludtka, 60

Francis M. Ludtka, 60

  Francis M. Ludtka, 60 LACONIA — Francis M. Ludtka of Laconia, formerly of Connecticut, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at the age of 60 years old. He was born on Dec. 30, 1954, in Rochester, N.Y., the son of the late Francis H. and Theresa M. Ludtka (Katalenas). Francis proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1974-1978. He worked as a machine operator for Aavid Engineering until his retirement in 1992. He... Read more

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