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Gilmanton Year-Round Library doing survey to explore funding…

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN GILMANTON — Town residents should be getting a questionnaire about the future of the Year-Round Library in a few days and the director of the board of trustees, Chris Schlegel is encouraging people to fill it out and return it. Schlegel said that since the funding question failed at last year's annual Town Meeting ballot session, she and her board members have been trying to dig down deep and find out... Read more


Commissioner Taylor may be a policy wonk but he is my policy…

To The Daily Sun, About four years ago, Hunter Taylor, my neighbor and friend, began removing himself from the pleasures of retirement to delve into Belknap County issues. When I say delve in, what I mean is a deep dive, immersing himself in the details of the major questions confronting our county. The issue of most personal interest to me was the jail. Long before Hunter Taylor became a Belknap County commissioner, at a time when he... Read more

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Freda Whittemore Day proclaimed on Laconia resid…

Freda Whittemore Day proclaimed             on Laconia resident’s 100th birthday

By GINGER KOZLOWSKI, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — It was 1916 when Freda Margaret (Heffer) Whittemore was born in Partridge Green, Sussex, England. The Aug. 13 baby celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 19 at the Taylor Community, complete with a proclamation by Laconia Mayor Ed Engler naming the day Freda Whittemore Day in Laconia. A citation from Gov. Maggie Hassan was read by Activities Coordinator Christina Pelletier, and opening remarks were by Paulette Loughlin on... Read more

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Roger ‘Pops’ Brun, 85

GILFORD — Roger "Pops" Bruns passed away Aug. 27, 2016, after a brief decline in health. He was born in Flushing, New York, on Aug. 5, 1933. He served in the Army from 1953-1955 and graduated from New England College in 1959. He had a great love for his family and trains and enjoyed a good (or bad) pun. He married Marie (Duggan) in 1959 and they had two daughters. He was a longtime resident... Read more

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Calendar of Events

9-1-16 Calendar

Conversational French, Gilford Public Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 6035246042. Knotty Knitters, Meredith Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-279-4303. Artists' Group, Sanbornton Public Library, 1 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton: Yoga with Shannon, 10:30 a.m.; Story Time, 10:45 a.m.​ For details call 603-744-8061.       "Cabaret," Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-279-0333.       Jazz at Sunset, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough, 5:30 p.m.​ Rod Stewart, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion... Read more

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Patrick Buchanan - Their war, not ours

The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display. NATO ally Turkey and U.S.-backed Arab rebels this weekend attacked our most effective allies against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds. Earlier in August, U.S. planes threatened to shoot down Syrian planes over Hasakeh, and our Iraq-Syria war commander, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, issued a warning to Syria and Russia against any further air strikes around the city. Who authorized Gen. Townsend to threaten to shoot down... Read more

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