There was sad news of a longtime New Hampshire newspaper man this week. Laconia champion Ed Engler died at 74 from cancer.
Much like the late Ed Gallagher had done many years earlier with the Laconia Citizen, Engler co-founded the Laconia Sun, keeping an important local news source for the Lake City.
Also like some editors of the past, Gallagher served the city in different roles, including that of mayor, where he pushed for civic pride with the Colonial Theatre restoration and the establishment of the recreational trail along lake shores.
City Councilor Tony Felch summed it up nicely. “He was a good man. He did a good job as mayor and he did a lot to bring Laconia back.”