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Ed Engler, Mayor Of Laconia, Publisher/Editor Of ‘Laconia Daily Sun’ & My Friend At The 2019 ‘Laconia Multicultural Festival’.

by Anura Guruge

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That Ed had some health issues is no secret. He, himself, let it be known, in the Press, before taking some time-off.

I was delighted to see him today at the Laconia Multicultural Festival. He was seated on the lawn. He looked good. We spoke. I met him, when we were both in Laconia Rotary nearly 20-years ago. He tells me he is still Mayor for another month. He is not seeking office again, though from what I gather he will win, easily, again.

Well, I happened to take this picture, from afar, and it is SO ‘Ed’ that I wanted to share.

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by Anura Guruge

Editors Sleep At The Wheel — This Time “Laconia Daily Sun”.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to access the original … from their Website.

I know it sounds good and you know what they are trying to get at, BUT if you think about it, it is inane.

Humans have to be in someway involved.

We don’t talk about ours cars being ‘robot made’.

But, in the case of submarines there is a LOT of actual manual labor.

So, this was a rather stupid headline in the end.

So, yesterday, a very sick joke or a horrendous typo, and today this — albeit in two different local papers.

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Another ‘Amusing’ Typo By ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ Distorts The Important Substance Of A Letter.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Some prior examples:
1/More ‘cuteness’ by ‘The Sun’ … — Mar. 27, 2013.
2/ ‘The Sun’ being cute at a lady’s expense … — Mar. 26, 2013.
3/ ‘The Sun’ speaks in tongues … — Apr. 11, 2012.
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Click to access July 3, 2013, 'The Laconia Daily Sun'. This letter is on page 6.

Click to access July 3, 2013, ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’. This letter is on page 6.

I am not sure who writes them but we know that ‘The Sun‘ insists on doing their own titles for each letter.

Really no need for typos like this unless of course they are doing it on purpose to ‘dish’ a letter.

Yes, it is one thing for Ed Engler to write that I graduated from the ‘University of Whales‘ but it is a whole
different kettle of fish to make fun of contributors and members of the community.

This doctor must have felt dreadful. With one word they just destroy her well written letter.

I have not seen a correction or an apology. That is not their style.

Possibly a coincidence but I can’t help but notice that women tend to suffer more than males when it comes to ‘The Sun‘ typos.
See examples above.

Alton Elected Town Officials: To Disclose Or Not To Disclose, That IS THE Question?



 ..by Anura Guruge

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This was in ‘The Baysider’ April 4, 2013 Editorial.
So that was just 10 days ago.

Click to access the April 4, 2013 'The Baysider'. The Editorial is on page 4.

Click to access the April 4, 2013 ‘The Baysider’. The Editorial is on page 4.

I think it was last year (maybe the year before) when there was this big commotion at an Alton Central School (ACS), School Board meeting when the father of one of the elected members, during the public input session, questioned another elected member of the board about the ‘mortgage status‘ on his house. That as it proved to be was a red herring. I am glad about that.

Since then we have also read about some strange financial shenanigans by the board, especially this leasing deal.

So here is my dilema.

IF elected officials in Alton have got themselves into precarious financial straits, that are not that common, should THEY publicly divulge them — since much of the information is actually in the public domain?

Of late people keep on sending me stuff — in the hope that I will write about it in this blog. I have, so far, not even scratched the surface of the material that has been sent to me! Of the 20 or 30 documents I have, I have only written about 2.

Nothing that I have is confidential data. It is all public domain data. Just public domain data that most people have not bothered to unearth. Yes, some have been obtained, locally or in Concord, using ‘Right To Know‘. 

This last week I got a bunch of documents, links and URLs referring to Chapter 7 bankruptcies, foreclosures and auctions. Yes, I have looked at all of them.

I REALLY do not want to publish this stuff, since that is not really the goal of this blog. Since I covered ‘Vatileaks‘ extensively on my pope blogs I am very familiar with the hassles associated with this stuff — though there are NO LEAKS as such here, since I will ONLY (as a reputable author) ONLY accept PUBLIC DOMAIN, non-confidential documents and information. Much of the ‘financial stuff’ is straight from newspapers and Websites. Just a matter of finding them.

But, folks are pressurizing me — since they claim that this is the only place ‘in Alton’ that will publish this stuff.

Ideally this should be the purview of ‘The Baysider‘ and ‘The Laconia Daily Sun‘. That is why their reporters get the big bucks and all the glory. I don’t even get peanuts — and please don’t send me peanuts. I don’t like peanuts. You can send me as much cashew nuts, almonds & walnuts as you want. Those I eat, by the ton. Part of my diet. [And I have lost 15 pounds in 2 months so far this year.]

I talked with Josh Spaulding, the Editor of ‘The Baysider’ last night. I even shared the documents with him. Josh feels that this is PERSONAL stuff and that it should not be disclosed. I see his point.

But, when we are talking about budgets, money and fiscal stuff, Tax Payer Money, is it relevant?

I know that in the corporate world there would be an outcry if this stuff is not disclosed, if the relevant person is indeed making major financial decision.

I don’t know. Let me know what you think.

To ME, the most sanitary and satisfactory solution would be that the elected officials, voluntarily, make a public disclosure along with all the mitigation that they want to add. That way everything is out in the open, above board and there is no discontentment among the taxpayers. 

Enough said for now.

More ‘Cuteness’ At The Expense Of Young Ladies By ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’?


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Related post from yesterday:
>> Typo or just ‘cuteness’ from ‘The Sun’ — Mar. 26, 2013.

Click to access Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 'The Laconia Daily Sun' with this story on page 2.

Click to access Wednesday, March 27, 2013, ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ with this story on page 2.

Yes, it is ‘funny’ in that I am sure that Amanda Know probably knows more than she has let on.

But, is this a genuine Freudian slip by ‘The Sun’ or is it another attempt at trying to be ‘clever’ and cute at the expense of yet another ‘fallen’ young lady — though circumstances, are of course, very different.

Yes, it could be another typo and since my middle name is ‘typo’ I have utmost respect for those. But isn’t this why newspapers employ editors?

Is This An Unfortunate Typo Or Is ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ Trying To Set A New Standard In Journalistic ‘Cuteness’?


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Page 5 of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 'The Laconia Daily Sun'. Click image to access.

Page 5 of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’. Click image to access.

Deanna did not even notice, but it jarred me — especially since the article is all about her unfortunate, untimely death. Yes, they also carry her obituary in this very issue.

Not sure that it is right in any circumstance to refer to a young lady, who is older than say 6, as ‘girl’, in a publication.

But, then again ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ is noted for always being at the bleeding edge of journalism.

Just curious.

Full Disclosure. We do know the editor/publisher of the ‘Sun’ Ed Engler quite well. Yes, I had a long chat with him last month. No, I didn’t bother to ‘ping’ him with this. Lets see if anything happens.