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Second phase of WOW Trail begins with clearing brush

Second phase of  WOW Trail begins with clearing brush

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Since work began earlier this month, the entire length of the second phase of the Winnipesaukee-Opechee-Winnisquam (WOW) Trail has been grubbed, leaving a strip some 5,000 feet long cleared of topsoil and brush from New Salem Street to the Belmont town line. The trail runs alongside the railway for virtually its entire length. After swinging around a pair of historic railway sheds between New Salem Street and Water Street... Read more

Letters

Once again, these explorers didn't get warm reception they e…

To The Daily Sun, Groundhog Day, the environmental extremism version, has reached the frozen shores of the Arctic Ocean. The global-warming dogmatists, you know, the group where ideology trumps science, have done it again. Remember when just a few short years ago, the global warming alarmists went on an expedition through the supposedly open waters of the Arctic, only to get unexpectedly and annoyingly stuck. Well, the Polar Ocean Challenge has partaken on a two-month journey... Read more

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Announcements

Miss Lakes Region pageant Saturday night at Gilford Youth Ce…

GILFORD — A field of 20 talented young women and teens will be seeking the titles of Miss Lakes Region 2017 and Miss Lakes Region's Outstanding Teen 2017 on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m.  at the Gilford Youth Center. Miss Lakes Region 2016, Kylee-Anne Drew, will crown the next Miss Lakes Region 2017 as well as the new Miss Lakes Region Outstanding Teen 2017. There will also be special performances by Kylee-Ann and the... Read more

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Obituaries

Jean Newcomb, 84

Jean Newcomb, 84 MEREDITH — Jean Newcomb, 84, formerly from Lexington, Massachusetts, and currently a resident of Meredith and Englewood, Florida, died peacefully on Friday, July 22. She was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Needham, Massachusetts, where she graduated as valedictorian of her high school class in 1949. She was the youngest daughter of the Alice and Albert Woodward. She received a scholarship to attend Boston University but was unable to attend due to contracting polio in the... Read more

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Calendar of Events

7-26-16 Calendar

Coloring For Grownups at Moultonborough Public Library in Moultonborough, 10:30 a.m. to noon.Events at the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol: Community Reads Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m.​; Lego Club, 4 to 6 p.m. For details call 603-744-3352.Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; Meditation with Shannon, 6 p.m.; Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set: Roar, 6:30 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 7 p.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m... Read more

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Columns

Michael Barone - Is America ready for a disruptive president…

Disruptive. That's a good word to describe Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, and to describe the sometimes-ramshackle Republican National Convention his campaign more or less superintended in Cleveland this past week. Apple disrupted the music industry; Uber disrupted the taxi cartels; Amazon disrupted the mega-bookstores. Global competition has been disrupting American manufacturing for decades. The inundation of low-skill immigrants unintentionally produced by the 1965 immigration act has disrupted many communities and big metro areas. Over history, America has... Read more

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