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Red Sox top Toronto in 11 E E R F Wednesday, august 14, 2013 WEDNESDAY M’boro Planning Board member wants to see minutes of selectmen’s non-meeting Boston takes 4-2 win thanks to Victorino single — Page 12 VOL. 14 nO. 51 LaCOnIa, n.H. 527-9299 FRee Convention, commission still at odds over budget By RogeR aMsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The Belknap County Convention huddled behind closed doors Monday night with the attorney they hired to represent them in their dispute with the Belknap County Commission over the authority of the two bodies concerning management of the county budget. The non-meeting came after County Convention members spent a long day at the Belknap County Complex starting with a 2:30 p.m. tour of the County Corrections facility, a 4 p.m. Executive Committee meeting followed by public hearing on a Gunstock Area Commission request for a $750,000 revenue anticipation note and lengthy discussions over the budget authority dispute and the county jail situation. The closed-door session with attorney David Horan lasted for a half hour. The convention hired Horan, a former assistant county attorney in Hillsborough County, by a 9-7 vote on April 17 after several months of wrangling with the commissee COUNTY page 6 By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN M O U LT O N B O R OUGH — Josh Bartlett, who with fellow member of the Planning Board Judy Ryerson faces a public hearing convened by the Board of Selectmen to determine if there is cause to remove them from office, has requested a record of the nonmeeting at which the Selectboard decided to initiate of the proceedings. After the selectmen adjourned their regularly scheduled meeting on July 18, at the request of town administrator Carter Terenzini they entered a so-called non-meeting, at which Town Counsel Peter Minkow was present. Under the “Right-toKnow” law, Bartlett has requested the minutes of the meeting together with any notes or recordings, written or electronic, of any discussions associated with the meeting. A week after the see M’BORO page 8 Above: Rick Madden, left, drives his 1971 Duo Mystery past his son Derek’s 1972 Hydrosteam during the Lakes Region Waterski Boat Classic on Lake Opechee in Laconia Saturday morning. Waterski boat enthusiasts from around the region, including many original members of the Winnipesaukee Waterski Racing Association and the Winnisquam Ski and Boat Club gathered at Opechee Point for the event. Top right: Frank Cook who drives a 1970 Magnum Missle leans a waterski made by his late college roommate and waterski colleague Wade Cranshaw around other vintage boards. (Daryl Carlson/for the Laconia Daily Sun) Water ski racers recall fast times on Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam By RogeR aMsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The 2nd annual Water Ski Boat Classic held at Opechee Point on Saturday offered a chance for veteran water ski racers from the 1960s and 1970s to share their memories of those exciting high speed races. ‘’We used to race five weekends a summer on Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturdays and Lake Winnisquam on Sundays ,’’ said Frank Cook, who brought along some vintage wood water skis to the event. ‘’We’d go out from the Weirs on Saturday morning and then race on Winnisquam on Sunday.’’ He recalled that the first three races of the summer were 32 mile events, followed by a 50 mile race and a final 65-mile race. ‘’We used to make our own water skis,’’ said Cook, who recalled that many of the skis used for racing were actually made right in Laconia at the Northland Ski factory on Fair Street. The event was organized by Tom Scribner, who said that he’s had a lifelong passion for boats and used to water ski all the see WATER SKI page 11 3.29 99** Fuel Oil OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. 10 day cash price* Laconia 524-1421 subject to change GREAT DEAL FOR KIDS BELKNAP MALL 524-1100 BUY ONE GET ONE FREE EYEGLASSES, SPORTS GLASSES, COMPUTER AND SUNGLASSES

The Laconia Daily Sun, August 14, 2013

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