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Kingsbury asks police to arrest 2 Laconia reps for violating Constitution

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Both sides aware Mutual Fire Aid could be part of budget fix By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — With the Belknap County Convention and the Belknap County Commission at loggerheads over how to cut $1-million from the 2013 county budget, not for

the first time eliminating the annual appropriation for the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association (LRMFAA), which amounts to $554,037 in 2013, could come into play. The LRMFAA manages emergency communications

and coordinates mutual assistance for 36 municipal fire departments operating across 1,500 square miles in all or part of five of the state’s 10 counties. Never has the LRMFAA been an agency of county government. But, the LRMFAA it

has long enjoyed a close relationship with Belknap County, where all eleven municipalities are among its members. Both the convention and commission seek to reduce a projected 8.9-percent jump in the see COUNTy page 15

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LACONIA — Former State Rep. Robert Kingsbury yesterday asked police to arrest two city Democratic state representatives for violating their oath of office to uphold the state Constitution because they voted to reinstate the prohibition against carrying firearms into the Statehouse. Kingsbury, a Republican who served one term representing Laconia in Concord, sat through an hour-long Laconia Police Commission meeting yesterday before making his request to arrest Rep. Beth Arsenault and retired Judge and Rep. David Huot. He began his statements by reading portions of the New Hampshire Constitution, the United States Constitution and explaining to the commissioners how all police authority is local. At one point Commission Chair Warren Clement asked Kingsbury what the constitution and the power of the police had to do with the meeting at hand. Kingsbury see OaTH page 12

Shania Mulley (second from right) is joined by friends Mary Kate Russo, Courtney Pelletier and Bridget Annis at the Marriott TownPlace Suites Hotel in Gilford last evening for 17th birthday celebration — a surprise made possible by the staff at the hotel. Shania’s family was displaced by a Jan. 11 fire at their Belmont home and is presently staying at the hotel. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

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party at the Marriott TownPlace Suites Hotel last night. Shania Mulley was joined by her friends and family for pizza, snacks, and a swim in the pool as a surprise for her 17th birthday.

Shania, who was speechless with surprise when she was lured to the lobby by her mother to ostensibly get more towels, said she was really grateful to all the support she and her family have gotten from see ParTy page 14

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard and Poor’s 500 index climbed to another five-year high after strong reports on housing starts and unemployment claims made investors more optimistic about the U.S. economy. The S&P 500 gained 8.31 points to close at 1,480.94, its highest level since December 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average also rose, climbing to a fiveyear high during the day, before falling back to finish 84.79 points higher at 13,596.02. The Nasdaq composite climbed 18.46 points to 3,136. U.S. builders started work on homes in December at the fastest pace since the summer of 2008, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Homebuilder stocks rose broadly following the report. The S&P 500’s homebuilding index climbed 3.8 percent, its biggest gain in almost a month. PulteGroup led the advance with a jump of $1.03, or 5.3 percent, to $20.37. The number of Amerisee S&P page 12

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Sheriffs, state lawmakers push back on gun control GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama’s proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions — and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions. “A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, ‘Follow the Constitution,’” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson, whose territory covers the timbered mountains of southwestern Oregon.

But their actual powers to defy federal law are limited. And much of the impassioned rhetoric amounts to political posturing until — and if — Congress acts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, said recently it’s unlikely an assault weapons ban would actually pass the House of Representatives. Absent action by Congress, all that remains are 23 executive orders Obama announced that apply only to the federal government, not local or state law enforcement. Gun advocates have seen Obama as an enemy despite his expression of support

for the interpretation of the Second Amendment as a personal right to have guns. So his call for new measures — including background checks for all gun buyers and Senate confirmation of a director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — triggered new vows of defiance. In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, urged the Legislature to make it illegal to enforce any executive order by the president that violates the Constitution. “If someone kicks open my door and see GUN CONTROL page 13

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — House Republicans may seek a quick, shortterm extension of the government’s debt limit, a move that would avoid an immediate default by the Treasury as the party seeks to maximize leverage in negotiations over spending cuts with President Barack Obama this spring, officials said Thursday. “All options are on the table as far as we’re concerned,” Rep. Paul Ryan of Wis-

consin said at a news conference during a three-day retreat of the rank and file. He said private discussions focused on how best to “achieve progress on controlling our deficits and controlling our debt.” Ryan declined to say how long an extension of the government’s borrowing authority is under consideration, or what conditions might be attached. Obama has said repeatedly that he favors additional

deficit savings yet he will not negotiate spending cuts as part of an agreement to raise the current $16.4 trillion debt limit. Some Republicans have suggested they may seek unspecified reforms rather than reductions, perhaps trying to force the Democratic-controlled Senate to approve a budget. The debt limit is one of three deadlines see DEBT LIMIT page 12

Republicans in House may seek short-term debt limit extension

Algeria says army has rescued multinational hostages, death toll unclear

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries. Bloody chaos ensued, leaving the fate

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Armstrong tells Opera it didn’t feel wrong to dope to win races CHICAGO (AP) — He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his “fate was sealed” when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong’s Tour de France wins from 1999-2005, was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities. But right from the start and more than two dozen times during the first of a two-part interview Thursday night with Oprah Winfrey on her OWN network, the disgraced former cycling champion acknowledged what he had lied about repeatedly for years, and what had been one of the worst-kept secrets for the better part of a week: He was the ringleader of an elaborate doping scheme on a U.S. Postal Service team that swept him to the top of the podium at the Tour de France time after time. “I’m a flawed character,” he said. Did it feel wrong?“No,” Armstrong replied. “Scary.” “Did you feel bad about it?” Winfrey pressed him. “No,” he said. “Even scarier.” “Did you feel in any way that you were cheating?” “No,” Armstrong paused. “Scariest.” “I went and looked up the definition of cheat,” he added a moment later. “And the definition is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe. I didn’t view it that way. I viewed it as a level playing field.” Wearing a blue blazer and open-neck shirt, Armstrong was direct and matter-of-fact, neither pained nor defensive. He looked straight ahead. There were no tears and very few laughs. He dodged few questions and refused to implicate anyone else, even as he said it was humanly impossible to win seven straight Tours without doping. “I’m not comfortable talking about other people,” Armstrong said. “I don’t want to accuse anybody.” Whether his televised confession will help or hurt

Armstrong’s bruised reputation and his already-tenuous defense in at least two pending lawsuits, and possibly a third, remains to be seen. Either way, a story that seemed too good to be true — cancer survivor returns to win one of sport’s most grueling events seven times in a row — was revealed to be just that. “This story was so perfect for so long. It’s this myth, this perfect story, and it wasn’t true,” he said. Winfrey got right to the point when the interview began, asking for yes-or-no answers to five questions. Did Armstrong take banned substances? “Yes.” Was one of those EPO? “Yes.” Did he do blood doping and use transfusions? “Yes.” Did he use testosterone, cortisone and human growth hormone? “Yes.” Did he take banned substances or blood dope in all his Tour wins? “Yes.” Along the way, Armstrong cast aside teammates who questioned his tactics, yet swore he raced clean and tried to silence anyone who said otherwise. Ruthless and rich enough to settle any score, no place seemed beyond his reach — courtrooms, the court of public opinion, even along the roads of his sport’s most prestigious race. That relentless pursuit was one of the things that Armstrong said he regretted most.

“I deserve this,” he said twice. “It’s a major flaw, and it’s a guy who expected to get whatever he wanted and to control every outcome. And it’s inexcusable. And when I say there are people who will hear this and never forgive me, I understand that. I do. ... “That defiance, that attitude, that arrogance, you cannot deny it.” Armstrong said he started doping in mid-1990s but didn’t when he finished third in his comeback attempt. Anti-doping officials have said nothing short of a confession under oath — “not talking to a talkshow host,” is how World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman put it — could prompt a reconsideration of Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sanctioned events. He’s also had discussions with officials at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, whose 1,000-page report in October included testimony from nearly a dozen former teammates and led to stripping Armstrong of his Tour titles. Shortly after, he lost nearly all his endorsements and was forced to walk away from the Livestrong cancer charity he founded in 1997. Armstrong could provide information that might get his ban reduced to eight years. By then, he would be 49.

Colorado movie theater reopens with private ceremony AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others has reopened with a private ceremony for victims, first responders and officials. Gov. John Hickenlooper acknowledged some victims and their families didn’t want the theater to reopen. But he said that for those who attended the ceremony Thursday, it was the path to healing. Theater owner Cinemark plans to reopen the

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Ivory-tower Obama can’t stomach contrary views To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern. His point blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad. But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government’s debt limit.As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader measures. Working out what will be in those measures is a matter for negotiation between the legislative and executive branches. That’s because the Constitution gives Congress the power to incur debt and the president the power to veto. Obama supporters like to portray Republican attempts to negotiate as hostage-taking or extortion. But those are violent crimes. Negotiations — discussions attempting to reach agreement among those who differ — are peaceful acts. What we do know, from Bob Woodward’s “The Price of Politics,” is that Obama is not very good at negotiating. He apparently can’t stomach listening to views he does not share. Perhaps that is to be expected of one who has chosen all his adult life to live in university communities and who made his way upward in the one-party politics of Chicago. Thus on the fiscal cliff he left the unpleasant business of listening to others’ views and reaching agreement to Joe Biden. Obama has laid down another marker in his puzzling nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. As the Washington Post editorial writers pointed out, Hagel — though a nominal Republican — has stood way to the left of Obama on whether a military option to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program is feasible. Obama has said repeatedly that that option, however risky and unpalatable, is on the table. Hagel has said it shouldn’t be. It’s not at all clear that Hagel has the experience and temperament to head the Pentagon. His vocal defenders tend to concentrate on attacking his detractors rather than make the affirmative

case for his qualifications. Hagel seems likely to be confirmed given his endorsement by Sen. Charles Schumer yesterday. But it’s interesting that no Republican senators have spoken up for him and that liberal Democratic senators like Bob Menendez and Ben Cardin have declined to do so. As defense secretary, Hagel seems likely to cut military personnel and capabilities. There’s undoubtedly some detritus that can be swept away. But his nomination seems less aimed at managing the military than tormenting the Republicans. Then there is gun control. Some recent media polls show majority support for further restrictions on guns. If you phrase the question the right way, you tend to get that kind of response, especially after a horrifying crime like Newtown. But new restrictions are unlikely to have any significant practical effect. The ban on assault weapons — a category defined mostly by cosmetics — certainly had none in the 10 years it was in effect. The fact is that we have many more guns and many fewer murders than we did 20 years ago. Allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons, as most states do, has not resulted in the street shootouts some predicted. Strict state gun control laws did not stop the carnage in Newtown or the frequent killings on the streets of Chicago. The push for gun control is more a symbolic gesture than a serious attempt at governing. Something better can be said about Obama’s call for immigration law changes. The need for some change is clear. That was also true in Obama’s first two years, when he did nothing to advance legislation on the subject when Democrats had a solid majorities in Congress. The question is whether Obama wants legislation or to stick it to the opposition. Many Republicans, like Sen. Marco Rubio, are ready to support legalization of those brought here as children but not immediate legalization for all 11 million illegals. Negotiations and compromises will be needed to get a bill through Congress. A president interested in governing would not insist on getting his way 100 percent. Whether Obama is such a president is far from clear.

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Thanks to Joan Forge & all those who made tourney a success To the editor, The family of Amy Colby would like to thank all those who participated and donated to the Second Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament that was held Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Gilford Middle/High School gyms. Amy lost her battle to breast cancer this past fall and this tournament was to commemorate her life and passion for team sports, as Joan Forge stated.

pants from students to teachers to community members. All proceeds will benefit the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund. We, the family, would like to extend our deepest gratitudes to Joan Forge and all those that helped make this tournament a great success. It would not have been possible without your support and we look forward to next year! Lydia Bartlett

LETTERS Explain why gun owners are opposed to assault weapon ban To the editor, I’m really confused by all the comments and letters that have been written regarding the gun issue. Perhaps some one can answer these questions for me. 1. All the letters I’ve read use the phrase “gun owners as responsible American citizens”. Exactly what does that mean? They pay their bills, never been in trouble, never broken a law, work and pay taxes? However these responsible citizens then say they oppose national gun registration, mental health databases, background checks, etc. That’s what I don’t get. If you are so responsible why are you so concerned about having to comply with any of these conditions? Responsible people wouldn’t have to worry would they? 2. And why is it that those who oppose all these conditions do not offer any viable solution to cut down on or curb the violence? Why do they think their 2nd Amendment right is more important then the 1st Amendment right of other people? 20 kids and 6 adults lost their 1st Amendment right. Doesn’t that mean anything? 3. Do you honestly think that arming teachers and more people is going to have any positive affect on the violence? 4. And explain to me why gun owners, especially those who hunt, are so against an assault weapon ban or restrictions on high velocity magazines? These weapons are made to kill and nothing else. But no one would shoot a deer with one of these would they? If you are such a bad shot that you have to use more then two bullets to kill an animal or protect yourself then perhaps you shouldn’t own a gun. I am all for you owning guns under the 2nd Amendment and to date I have not heard anyone say they were going to take away that right. All I’ve heard is that people are proposing legislation making it harder for the wrong people

to get guns. All I’ve heard is that people want to limit the amount of bullets you have in a magazine and limit sales of assault weapons. Assault weapons are for the military and police not for our streets. After all who needs a gun that shoots 30 bullets in less than a minute unless the main purpose is to kill. So when a person buys one of these do they ask themselves why, to protect themselves or simply to kill? In the past week, the NRA has released a new game that they claimed even a 4-year-old could play. Really? How many parents would let their 4-year-old play this game or even want them to learn how to kill? And then they released a despicable advertisement calling the president an elitist because his two girls have security guards/protection while in school or elsewhere. Now any person with an active brain knows that all the presidents and their families have been allotted this protection (Democrat or Republican) because the minute the president takes office he, his wife and kids are targets for nutty people out there. Not only that but some crazy people would abduct those girls with the hope of ransoming them. I honestly hope that all the people who own guns do not approve of the recent actions of the NRA. So, when answering these questions please tell me. Would a responsible gun owner really oppose a national database or some of the other methods to try to control violence? Some of these letter writer seem much more concerned with themselves and their rights and do not seem to even have an iota of compassion for what happened and I find that disturbing and sad. Nor do some even think it is worth the effort to try to take control of the situation and curb the violence. And that too is sad. Nancy Parsons Laconia

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LETTERS Punish county prisoners by making them sit in the meeting room To the editor, A week or so ago, a three page, double-sided letter from the Belknap County Conservation District came in the mail, urging us to contact our N.H. House Representatives, who set the Belknap County Budget, telling them to fund the BCCD’s $97,302 request because of the good work they do. This money pays for one full-time employee, some part-time seasonal employees and project consultants from the private sector. They wrote what we should say, and supplied representative contact information. Although I have had a long time interest in local school and town politics, until now I have never really explored the county portion of my tax bill. Thanks to many recent articles and letters, I have been reading about the county budget process this year and the request from the Conservation District definitely peaked my interest. I did contact all 18 of the reps in the report — not exactly to ask them to rubber stamp this money, but telling them that it seemed like a lot of money for few services. I also had other questions about outside agency double dipping — getting money from the towns as well as asking for funding from the county — paid for by the same towns. Many replied, and I was informed that the outside agency requests would be discussed at an upcoming sub-committee meeting which was open to the public. Having some free time, I decided to go and check out the process. First, I have to thank all of the elected officials for their time! I was there three hours and saw

only two sub-committees in action. Whoever decided to paint that dark room an even darker shade of brown/ gray should have watched a couple of decorating shows. Combined with the really bright lights, after three hours, my head was spinning. We don’t need a new jail, just put the criminals in that room for long bouts of time. My real concern is that everything requested seems to be worthwhile. However, as I understand the dilemma, simply stated, the county budget is up nearly 9 percent and the three member elected commission wants to spend enough of the unreserved fund balance to make it look like the budget is up only a little more than 2 percent. The reps want to actually cut the budget and save the fund balance, because the amount in the fund balance determines the bond rating. With a $40 million new jail on the horizon, we need a favorable bond rating to get decent loans. There is a public hearing on the budget at 5 p.m. on January 21 in the County Complex — hard decisions must be made. Governments like the idea of spending their fund balances to undercut rising expenditures. However, what happens when the fund balances are at bare bones and the taxpayers are stuck with huge budgets to fund? I hope that everyone is up to making some tough decisions because I don’t think spending down the savings account is the right answer! And I’m not sure a $40 million jail has my support either. Karen Sticht Meredith

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tion is adopted, that is can and does transfer at will regardless of whether the individual line item appropriations are encumbered or unencumbered. Money is transfer to and from, sometimes adding unfunded purposes. Hopefully, this new and truly conservative majority convention will seek legal advice from the DRA and AG regarding a previous DRA edict which states the Annual Grand Total Appropriation is the sum of all the individual Line Items which make up the total, Furthermore, all the individual line item appropriations are encumbered and until the encumbrance has been met, no money may be transferred unless unencumbered. Moreover, the only justification for transferring unencumbered money is to offset an individual line item which is anticipated to exceed its estimated expenditure. County commissioners absent a charter are not comparable to a town selectboard or city council, who do have charters. This County Convention should get the job done on behalf of the taxpayers and not get caught up in the minutia of the blame game. Invoke RSA 24:14: “The county convention may require that the county commissioners obtain written authority from the executive committee before transferring any appropriation or part thereof under RSA 24:15.” Thomas A. Tardif Laconia

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RSA 24:14 gives convention power to prevent budget transfers To the editor, The previous Belknap County Convention was hoodwinked into, a “nonmeeting” with the COMMISSION’S Negotiation Committee, which was created to advise the commissioners and accordingly to negotiated on their behalf with the unions. Clearly the previous convention, at some point expressed support for the commission’s intent regarding new employment agreements. The new convention is not empowered to slash any pay raises or any other form of compensation. The contractual agreements resides with the Commission. An action by the convention to violate any contractual agreement will end up in litigation for Unfair Labor Practices. What this convention can do is not appropriate the money to fund the negotiated raise. Why, because the contractual increases are not bases on the number of employees but per employee. No contract limits the number of employees and accordingly, in the event the amount appropriated by the appropriating authority based or revenues (property taxes) does not rise to the level to pay all existing employees, the number of employees shall be reduced, which unfortunately in recent years has taken place at the state level and private sector. Belknap County does not have a Charter. Clearly, the commission believes it has a cart blanch, once the Grand Total Resolution by the conven-

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To the editor, Can someone explain to me why President Obama is saying we MUST raise HIS spending cap so we can pay our dictatorships bills? And Mr. President is unwilling to negotiate that issue with Congress! Yet President Obama continues to allow farm subsidies to be paid to millionaires every year. And President Obama allows oil companies to make billions of profit each year but many pay NO taxes? And the auto industry that collected billions of dollars in taxpayers money to avoid failure get special treatment on their taxes? President Obama says if the spending cap is NOT raised then things like Medicaid, Social Security, military paychecks wlll be withheld as well as other government programs! Will Congress not get their paychecks? Then I read of Sen. John McCain on a committee that is trying to find a way to provide “New Aid to Cairo”, Egypt to the tune of $480 MILLION additional funds. Now this money is to go to Egypt President Mohamed MORSI who once was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood that is a very anti-Israel

and anti-United States group. Newspaper articles say Morsi told Egyptians they should nurse their children on the “hatred for them, for Zionists, for Jews. They must be breast fed hatred”. MORSI said the Zionists were PIGS and BLOODSUCKERS. Morsi also called President OBAMA of the U.S. of America a LIAR. Then low and behold he becomes president of Egypt and now the Taxpayers of America are sending him money! Remember how the U.S. supported Osama bin Laden with money and weapons before he turned on U.S. and destroyed Thousands of People in his attack on the Twin Towers and other fatal attacks around the world? When will the PEOPLE be able to elect lawmakers who will stop worrying so much about giving money to other COUNTRIES before taking care of AMERICA and American taxpayers? It seems to be IMPOSSIBLE! Imagine what $480 MILLION DOLLARS they want to send to Egypt will do to help people of the United States of America! Jim Martel Gilford

Granting raises to county employees will boost local economy To the editor, The article about the county budget in Tuesday’s Laconia Sun paired well with the letter by Curt McGee in the same issue. The “problems” seem to be the proposed increase of 8.9 percent in the 2013 county property tax and the authority of the County Commission over specific line items in the budget. Reneging on the three percent merit raises for eligible county employees would not solve the unacceptable increase in the property tax. But granting the $95,000 in raises that we are talking about here would actually help those employees while boosting the local economy. The employees who received those raises would surely be spending that money here. As we know, the spending we all do in the community, buying goods and services, gets magnified in the local economy.

Using more of the fund balance, as Mr. McGee suggests, would have the desired effect of lowering the proposed county tax so that there would be little or no increase over last year’s rate. The debate would properly center around how much of the fund balance to use to lessen the impact on the tax rate. Property tax problem solved? I think not. So what is the real “problem” here? To me, an outsider, it appears that some members of the County Convention want to exert their political power over the County Commission at the expense of the deserving county employees, regardless of whether that would solve the property tax issue or not. It won’t. Anne Rogers Meredith

This is not about politics, but about truth & character. Period. To the editor, Mr. Earle’s most recent letter goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. He begins by making light of my reaction to his slanderous lies, in which he makes unsubstantiated accusations, attributed to me, with the intent to purposely undermine my integrity and call my character into question. He rationalizes his falsehoods by stating that I may not have made these statements, but “lumped” me in with a few other “leftists” who make these “claims”. Then he states, “Maybe not, but he damn sure said some of the others ...” — what others? If we are to believe Earle’s warped sense of logic, are we to accept, based on Earle’s conservative views, that all conservatives contributing to this forum are prevar-

icators? Rather than having a “meltdown” as he asserts, I find his attacks on me humorous and losing touch with reality. He whines about me calling his character and credibility into question, but has no qualms about maliciously misrepresenting my views. Earle, in his tunnel vision, fails to see that this is not about politics, but about TRUTH and CHARACTER. I’m sure that the correspondence between Earle and myself has provided readers of this forum with comic relief, but I agree with Mr. Baldwin — enough is enough! Earle may want to carry on, but this is my last letter in reference to this subject. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

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LETTERS Image a world where everybody carries an assault rife with them To the editor, Let me start by saying the same thing I started with the last time: “I am not an expert and never claimed to ‘know it all’ about anything. My views may change as I learn more about anything or anyone. I love to learn new things. But here are my “suggestions” for gun control after the tragedy in CT..” It must have been my imagination but I thought I saw a “gun enthusiast” from Newtown, CT. on NECN this morning (Jan. 17) complaining that he has “the right to own an automatic assault rifle to protect my family”. From my understanding (please correct me as I am always wrong about everything), an automatic assault rifle is designed for long distance “warfare”. That means an automatic assault rifle was designed to hold or protect an army, people or location. It may have been useful in close combat but was never intended to protect a family at home from a few “intruders” when a hand gun is more than enough fire power until the police get there. You can really “mess up “ a burglar’s night with six shots and the police on their way. Perhaps another issue is the estimated time of arrival of law enforcement. Should families who live in a rural or country setting with a police E.T.A. at 10 minutes or more be allowed more “firepower”? By all means, yes! But in a town or city where the police E.T.A. is under 10 minutes, perhaps one hand gun and two magazines is enough? We pay our taxes for protection which includes the police and fire departments. The police are trained and paid for our protection. Maybe we need more police and a faster response time? That makes more sense to me that allowing anyone to own an automatic assault rifle. Although an owner of an automatic assault rifle may be an upstanding member of the community who is to say their mental health may change, a family member may gain access or their home be broken

into and weapons stolen? Perhaps police could be allowed to keep an automatic assualt rifle as personal property? But the idea I heard on the “new gun laws” was that any person could buy a gun but be limited to only one gun per month? “Why the hell would anyone need to ‘collect’ or buy a gun per month”? Nobody needs to buy a gun every month unless they exchange their old gun each time. Everyone should have the right to protect themselves and their families and home. Two hand guns and two clips per adult, per household is more than enough. Only four hand guns per household regardless on how many adults in the home. If you think you need a machine gun to protect yourself against our government, Japan, aliens or zombies that will attack you and your family you need to spend your money on your mental health not weapons. People who seem too preoccupied with dying prematurely need to wear seatbelts and stop smoking and drinking. Once you reach 50 years old it is your children’s job to protect you. You are gonna die, some day, some place and all the guns you buy will not stop the day from coming. Everyone is worried about protecting themselves too much! The end is coming for us all one way or another. The police are here and maybe we need more police to improve the response time which will increase your taxes. Wouldn’t that be better than giving all your neighbors an automatic assault rifle? Can you imagine what the world would be like if everyone owned an automatic assault rifle? If you think everyone should have an automatic assault rifle then everyone would need to carry one everywhere they go. Could you imagine America where every adult carried an automatic assault rifle? Duh? Wouldn’t that be the perfect world? Ugh! THAT SUCKS! Joe Laurendeau Gilmanton

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LACONIA – The Dewhirst Funeral Home has sold its Lakeport building to a local man for $128,500. According to Funeral Director Glenn Dewhirst, all of his permanent records are now being kept at Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium in Meredith and anyone with prepaid arrangements has already been notified. Dewhirst said he sold the building partly because it needed a lot of work — especially a new roof — and that it was very expensive to heat and maintain. “The taxes were outrageous,” Dewhirst said, adding the city was “no help at all” when it came to his tax liability. According to Laconia’s online assessing data base, the land and building at 1061 Union Avenue is assessed at $490,600 — nearly four times the selling price. He also said the location was difficult because it is nearly impossible to make a left-hand turn onto Union Avenue out of his parking lot. When asked if some kind of merger or business arrangement has been made with Mayhew, he said the had gotten that far yet. He said letters to all of the families whose permanent records were in his hands have been sent informing them their records are at Mayhew. When asked why a sign for the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Pauquette Funeral Home and Crematory from preceding page and drove ahead alone. With the hostage drama entering its second day Thursday, Algerian security forces moved in, first with helicopter fire and then special forces, according to diplomats, a website close to the militants, and an Algerian security official. The government said it was forced to intervene because the militants were being stubborn and wanted to flee with the hostages. The militants — led by a Mali-based al-Qaida offshoot known as the Masked Brigade — suffered losses in Thursday’s military assault, but succeeded in garnering a global audience. Even violence-scarred Algerians were stunned by the brazen hostage-taking Wednesday, the biggest in northern Africa in years and the first to include Americans as targets. Mass fighting in the 1990s

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SPORTS LHS boys lose, girls win in games against Franklin The Laconia High School boys’ varsity basketball team lost on Friday to Franklin 43-40 in overtime. It was a defensive contest and Laconia was led by Jake Sullivan with 21 points. The Sachems also received solid efforts from Alex Clairmont and Matt Swormstedt. The Sachem boys’ team hosts Newfound at home Friday night at 6:30. The LHS girls’ earned a 42-38 win at Franklin on Friday, improving their record to eight wins, one loss.

Laconia-Winnisquam hockey loses to Kennett The Laconia-Winnisquam hockey team fell to 1-6 on the season after a 8-6 loss to Kennett at home on Saturday. The Wolfpack led the game going into the third but a few untimely penalties let the visitors come back, according to coach T. J. Galligan. Dakota Tyno scored four for the Wolfpack, Rob Goodell had two goals.

LMS boys’ A team evens record with a pair of wins After a pair of wins, the Laconia Middle School boys’ A team has evened its record at six wins, six losses. The Laconia Middle School Boys A-team traveled to Inter-Lakes on Friday and were able to come away with a hard fought 39-34 victory. Carter Doherty led the charge with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Nick Murray chipped in four points and three boards and Jake Filgate added eight points and 10 rebounds. Drew Muzzey had four steals and two blocked shots. The game came right down to the wire with the Sachems hitting 4 straight free throws to secure the victory. The LMS Sachems won a big game Tuesday against rival Winnisquam, 29-21. Jacob Filgate led all scorers with 10 points and six rebounds. Utility man Nick Murray chipped in six points and six boards as well. Nick Drouin, filling in for an injured Carter Doherty at center, pulled down five boards and had four steals to help hold the usually highscoring Winnisquam team to just 21 points. “The kids needed this win. They all worked hard playing unfamiliar positions.” said Coach Rod Roy.

Gunstock Stingrays find themselves to be a swim team without a pool By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — When Martha McIntire started the Gunstock Stingrays Swim Team in the summer of 2010, she had five swimmers sign up. Over the next two and a half years, the team consistently grew to a recent high of 64 swimmers, aged six to 18, who travel four times a week to the Gunstock Inn and Fitness Center from as far as Wolfeboro or New Durham. “We have flourished, we just have a really good thing going,” said McIntire. However, that “good thing” is suddenly Assistant coach Al Rozzi instructs members of the Gunstock Stingrays Swim Team on Tuesday at the in jeopardy of becomGunstock Inn and Fitness Center pool. With the inn’s impending closure, the growing team is finding ing a casualty of the itself to be without a nearby place to practice. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho) re cen tly- anno un ced closure of the inn and fitness center. The Bastille stock Mountain Resort for skiing and snowboarding. Room rentals had been rising recently, according family, which bought the facility in 2006, hasn’t been able to keep up with loan payments and has to Richard, but it proved too little, too late for the reached a settlement agreement which will see the Bastilles. Still, McIntire hopes there is a future for the Gunstock Inn, and that her swimming club will bank they borrowed from assume ownership after the end of swim team practice on Monday. The bank be able to again practice in its Olympic-sized pool. In the mean time, the Stingrays will hold their pracwill hire a staff to keep the property from falling into disrepair but isn’t expected to operate either the inn tices at a pool in Concord. McIntire and her team had what turned out to or fitness center as a business, according to Richard be a practice run at moving to Concord. Earlier this Bastille, who with wife Maurine, brother Ed and sister-in-law Louise has run the business for the past season, the heater in the Gunstock Inn pool failed. seven years. The team relocated briefly to the Laconia Athletic The Bastilles were the victims of poor timing, and Swim Club, where they found there was already having purchased the property and business on the too much demand for pool time, then found a home verge of a lingering recession. Compounding that away from home in Concord. Even by reducing the problem was a tepid winter last year, which saw weekly practices from four to two, though, a third of much fewer out-of-town visitors to the nearby Gunsee next page

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period and Hale popped another one in assisted by Peyton Vachon late in the third period. The Lakers took the win with a score of 5-3. On Sunday afternoon the Lakers played against the Concord Capitals in their second game of the day. The Capitals and Lakers played hard in the first period and Lakers snuck two goals past the Capitals goalie, one from Ricker assisted by Hale and one unassisted goal from Vachon. Jaden Morin and Vachon played tough defense with help from forwards Evan Guerin and Jake Allison. Zachary Spicuzza and Logan Stroud made some great charges down the ice to help the Lakers get two more goals in the second period, one from Hale and one from Vachon. The Capitals tried to get back in the game in the third period but Hale netted three more goals in the third period with one assisted by Owen Guerin and Vachon netted the last goal of the game for the Lakers. Goodwin sniped a couple from the Capitals and had 15 saves in the game. Final score was 9-7, Lakers win.

Subway faces social media crisis over 11-inch ‘Footlong’ NEW YORK (AP) — What’s in an inch? Apparently, enough missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar. Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain with 38,000 locations, is facing widespread criticism after a man who appears to be from Australia posted a photo on the company’s Facebook page of one of its footlong sandwiches next to a tape measure that shows the sub is just 11 inches. More than 100,000 people have “liked” or commented on the photo, which had the caption “Subway pls respond.” Lookalike pictures popped up elsewhere on Facebook. And The New York Post conducted its own investigation that found that four out of seven footlong sandwiches that it measured were shy of the 12 inches that makes a foot. The original photo was no longer visible by Thursday afternoon on Subway’s Facebook page, which has 19.8 million fans. A spokesman for Subway, which is based in Milford, Conn., said Subway did not remove it. Subway also said that the length of its sandwiches may vary slightly when its bread, which is baked at each Subway location, is not made to the chain’s exact specifications. “We are reinforcing our policies and procedures in an effort to ensure our offerings are always consistent no matter which Subway restaurant you visit,” read an e-mailed statement. The Subway photo — and the backlash — illustrates a challenge companies face with the growth of social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Before, someone in a far flung local in Australia would not be able to cause such a stir. But the power of social media means that negative posts about a company can spread from around the world in seconds. “People look for the gap between what companies

say and what they give, and when they find the gap — be it a mile or an inch — they can now raise a flag and say, ‘Hey look at this,’ I caught you,” said Allen Adamson, managing director of branding firm Landor Associates in New York. Subway has always offered footlong sandwiches since it opened in 1965. A customer can order any sandwich as a footlong. The chain introduced a $5 footlong promotion in 2008 as the U.S. fell into the recession, and has continued offering the popular option throughout the recovery. An attempt to contact someone with the same name and country as the person who posted the photo of the footlong sandwich on Subway’s Facebook page was not returned on Thursday. But comments by other Facebook users about the photo ran the gamut from outrage to indifference to amusement. One commenter urged people to “chill out.” Another one said she was switching to Quiznos. And one man posted a photo of his foot in a sock next to a Subway sandwich to show it was shorter than a “foot.” “I’ve never seen so many people in an uproar over an inch. Wow,” read one Facebook post. “Let’s all head to McDonald’s and weigh a Quarter Pounder,” suggested another poster. The Subway footlong photo is just the latest in a string of public relations headaches that were caused by a negative photo or event about a company going viral. Last year, a Burger King employee tweeted with a picture of someone standing in sneakers on two tubs of uncovered lettuce. Domino’s Pizza employees posted a video on YouTube of workers defacing a pizza in 2009. And a KitchenAid employee last year made a disparaging remark about President Obama using the official KitchenAid Twitter account.

from preceding page the swimmers found the commute was too far, even for a temporary period. Now that the move to Concord will be permanent, at least for the foreseeable future, McIntire worries what the change will mean for the well-being of her club swim team and the sport in general. In addition to being the founder and head coach of the Stingrays, McIntire is employed by the Gunstock Inn as the director of aquatics and fitness. “I teach hundreds of children swim lessons,” she said. “If this place doesn’t re-open... We live in the Lakes Region, how are these kids going to learn to swim?” Annie Peternel is one of the swimmers who travels from Wolfeboro to be a part of the Stingrays. She and her three sisters make the trip, which she said is worthwhile due to the instruction provided by McIntire and assistant coaches Al Rozzi and Jim McIntire, Martha’s husband. “Al’s a great coach,” said Peternel. “The whole day here is awesome, it’s a

good way to learn how to swim right.” Katy Peternel said Annie and her other daughters have been Stingrays for two years. “It’s created really good swimmers, it’s been great for their character, they’ve developed really good friends... I really love the spirit of what they’re doing here.” From door-to-door, she said bringing her daughters to swim practice at the Gunstock Inn is a three and a half hour proposition. Traveling to Concord is a distance too great, she said, and joining the Lakes Region Wavemakers, a swim club based out of the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club, is too costly. McIntire offers a family discount, with which the Peternels were able to swim last year for $1,500. According to Katy, it would cost nearly double for her daughters to switch to the Wavemakers. “This filled a real niche,” added Katy. “We’re going to miss that. Al and Martha have done a really great job building this team.” “There are kids who want to swim,” said McIntire. “It’s such a shame to lose a facility.”

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OATH from page one asked to be allowed to continue because he had knowledge pertaining to a violation of the law and after his speech he was going to ask the police to make an arrest. Six of the 18 members of the Belknap County Delegation voted to reinstate the gun ban. They are Huot; Arsenault, Rep. Ruth Gulick (D- New Hampton), Rep. Lisa DiMartino (D-Gilford), Rep. Ian Raymond (D- Sanbornton) and Rep. Dennis Fields (R- Sanbornton). The measure passed by a vote of 196 to 153. Presumably, Kingsbury only asked for the arrest of Huot and Arsenault because they live in Laconia — where the Laconia Police have jurisdiction. Kingsbury was part of the Belknap County Delegation that voted to lift the ban in 2011, shortly after his election to the House. He made national news in the summer of 2012 when he correlated kindergarten attendance with high crime rates. Chief Chris Adams thanked Kingsbury for his comments and the commission adjourned the public portion of the meeting without further reaction. S&P from page one cans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a fiveyear low last week, the Labor Department reported, the latest sign that the job market is healing. Weekly unemployment benefit applications fell 37,000 to 335,000, a bigger decline than economists had forecast, according to financial data provider FactSet. The reports helped offset disappointment over the fourth-quarter earnings reports of two of the nation’s biggest banks, Citigroup and Bank of America, said JJ Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at TD Ameritrade. “The financial stocks are having a tough time impressing the Street with anything,” Kinahan said. “The traditional banks are getting squeezed on margins and the expectations for a lot of those companies had already been set low.” Kim Caughey Forrest, a senior analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group, said it was too early to conclude that the housing market had turned the corner. She noted that a large “shadow inventory” of houses that still need to be foreclosed on may weigh on house prices in the coming months. “This rally is probably a little bit too optimistic for the information that we got,” Caughey Forrest said. “There’s some conflicting information here and the market has just decided to overlook the negative thing.” The indexes powered higher even as more discouraging news about manufacturing came out.

Laocnia now has permanent collection box for unwanted medicines Laconia Police Commissioners Armand Maheux and Warren Clement show off the newly acquired medication collection box now in the Laconia Police Department lobby. The box, which was purchased for the city by LRGHealthcare, is for the disposal of any unwanted and unused drugs. The voluntary collection process is free and anonymous and the goal is to encourage people to safely dispose of medication before they fall into the wrong hands or get flushed down the toilet. The box is part of an initiative set forth by the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Stand Up 4 Drug Free Laconia, the Laconia Police Department and LRGHealthcare. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)

DEBT LIMIT from page 2 that Congress and the administration will confront this spring. Across-the-board spending cuts begin in early March, and the government runs out of funding for many agencies and services on March 27. By contrast, there is no fixed date for raising the debt limit, since the Treasury has not yet notified Congress when it will exhaust all other measures to stay current with its bills. Republicans gathered for their retreat at a secluded golf resort a two-hour-plus drive from the Capitol after an awkward beginning to the new Congress. On Jan. 3, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio drew dissenting votes from nine fellow Republicans in win-

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Pitman’s Freight Room finding its way as a live entertainment venue By Michael Kitch

LACONIA — Among the antiques and mementos arrayed around Pitman’s Freight Room is a black-and-white photograph of the Drolet Family of Entertainers of Short Falls, New Hampshire taken in 1935. “That’s my mom and dad,” said Dick Mitchell, the owner of the venue, pointing to a handsome woman cradling a fiddle and a tall man behind a bass drum. “They’re here,” he remarked softly, “and they like what’s happening.” Although no longer home to the New Hampshire Jazz Center, which last summer moved out to the Margate Resort on Paugus Bay, the rustic one-story building along New Salem Street still fills with music, laughter and fellowship as bands and comedians take the stage on weekends and weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other occasions are celebrated at their appointed times. “We’re just going forward,” Mitchell said. “it’s going to morph into whatever it is without having to push in any direction, but just taking the path of least resistance.” Built in 1890 by the Pitman Hosiery Company as a freight depot, the building has enjoyed nearly as many lives as a cat, the last two in the 25 years since Mitchell and his wife Connie purchased the property in 1988. Until 2009, it housed an antique business, remnants of which grace its most recent incarnation as an entertainment venue and function hall. The pie-shaped building provides 3,800 squarefeet of open space, including a 750 square-foot

pentagonal dance floor, served by three restrooms and a residential kitchen. Open to various configurations, the space, which is defined by vintage barn and roof boards and the original posts and beams, offers seating to as many as 250 people. Above all, Mitchell, a devotee of live music — especially jazz and blues — stressed the acoustics. “This is a listeners’ venue,” he said. “Every seat is within 30 feet of the stage and there are no TV screens or waitresses. Bands like to play here,” he continued. “They’re not playing background music at a bar or restaurant. Once they’ve been here, they all Rosemary’s Blues Band played Pitman’s Freight Room in downtown Laconia a week ago. (Laconia want to come back.” Daily Sun photo/Karen Bobotas) Last year N.H. Magazine named Pitman’s Freight Room the “Best the two venues have shared bookings and promoUnlikely Jazz Venue” in the state. tions to form something of a jazz and blues circuit Mitchell said that he is booking jazz combos, between the Capitol and Lakes Regions. mostly on Thursdays, and blues bands, mostly on “It’s a hidden gem,” Mitchell said of the space he Friday, as well as comedy acts once a month. He said created with the sole aim of sharing its charm with that since the opening of the Purple Pit in Concord others.

from preceding page stepped when asked which would inflict the most harm on the economy — implementation of acrossthe-board cuts, a partial government shutdown or a default. “The worst thing for the economy is for this Congress and this administration to do nothing to get our debt and deficits under control,” said the party’s 2012 vice presidential candidate, back in Congress now as House Budget Committee chairman. “We think the worst thing for the economy is to move past these events that are occurring without any progress.” Passage of a shorter-term increase in the debt limit would essentially shuffle the order of the looming deadlines. Rather than flirt with a first-ever default to get their way on spending cuts — a strategy unlikely to win favor on Wall Street — Republicans might threaten a partial government shutdown or allow across-the-board cuts to remain in effect.

GUN CONTROL from page one they’re entering my home, I’d like as many bullets as I could to protect my children, and if I only have three, then the ability for me to protect my family is greatly diminished,” Bryant said. “And what we’re doing now is saying, ‘We’re standing against the federal government taking away our civil liberties.’” Tennessee Republican state Rep. Joe Carr wants to make it a state crime for federal agents to enforce any ban on firearms or ammunition. Carr instead called for more armed guards at schools. “We’re tired of political antics, cheap props of using children as bait to gin up emotional attachment for an issue that quite honestly doesn’t solve the problem,” Carr said. Legislative proposals to pre-empt new federal gun restrictions also have arisen in Wyoming, Utah and Alaska. A Wyoming bill specifies that any federal limita-

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Shania’s party and put a “Happy Birthday Shania” sign in the lobby. Robert Mulley, Shania’s father, said he and his family have been treated wonderfully by the entire community. “I think at least 20 people have reached out and offered us a place to live,” he said. Becky Mulley also wanted to thank the community — especially the Marriott and the Belmont Fire Department, to whom she brought cookies yesterday. “Even the insurance company has been wonderful,” Becky Mulley said. The Mulleys will be staying at the Marriott until the 28th of January when they will begin renting a home in Gunstock Acres in Gilford Shania, a junior at Belmont High School, has her drivers license and will be able to drive herself to school. “She is my angel,” said Becky Mulley.

from preceding page A bill in the Alaska House would make it a misdemeanor for a federal agent to enforce new restrictions on gun ownership. While such proposals are eye-catching, they likely could never be implemented. “The legislature can pass anything it wants,” said Sam Kamin, a constitutional law professor at the University of Denver. “The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution makes that clearly unconstitutional. Where there’s a conflict between state and federal law, the federal government is supreme.” Kamin and other legal experts said such disdain of Obama’s proposals is reminiscent of former Confederate states’ refusal to comply with federal law extending equal rights for blacks after the Civil War. The National Sheriff’s Association has supported administration efforts to combat gun violence after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. President Larry Amerson, sheriff of Calhoun, Ala., said he understands the frustrations of people in rural areas with the federal government. But he feels his oath of office binds him to uphold all laws.

“Any sheriff who knows his duty knows we don’t enforce federal law, per se,” said Amerson, a longtime firearms instructor and hunter. Some rural sheriffs view the federal government as an adversary, with gun ownership at the core of that belief. In Minnesota, Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole sent an open letter to residents saying he did not believe the federal government had the right to tell the states how to regulate firearms. He said he would refuse to enforce any federal mandate he felt violated constitutional rights. The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, based in Fredericksburg, Texas, encourages that point of view. Founder Richard Mack, a former sheriff of Apache County, Ariz., speaks regularly at gatherings of Tea Party groups and gun rights organizations. “I will tell Mr. Obama and everybody else who wants to impose gun control in America, that whether you like it or not, it is against the law,” said Mack. “Now we have good sheriffs who are standing up and defending the law against our own president.”

N.H. Senate Democrats say jobs is their number #1 priority

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s Senate Democrats are focusing their legislative efforts on promoting policies that help create jobs. Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen of Concord said Thursday the 11 Democrats in the Senate will work on legislation that helps businesses grow. She said Democrats believe that can be done by supporting education, training, innovation and maintaining the state’s infrastructure. She gave few examples of legislation that will accomplish their goals and instead focused on broad themes. She said Democrats support Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan’s call to double the tax credit for research and development to $2 million. Larsen later said another example of legislation to create jobs is a bill to allow unemployed workers to get training

in how to start a business while on unemployment. Larsen said the Democratic caucus has not taken a position on legalizing video slot machines to fund the goals. Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester, is sponsoring a gambling bill that would raise money for education and highway improvements. “It may be one (vote) that is an individual option,” Larsen said. Larsen also deflected questions about whether the Democrats support raising the gas tax and vehicle registration fees to pay for highway improvements. The House will be considering a bill to do that. Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis, said businesses need a skilled and educated workforce. She said supporting education is not just an education issue, but also is a jobs issue.

COUNTY from page one county tax burden, which would require trimming expenditures or boosts revenues by approximately $1-million. The commissioners proposed supplementing revenues with $2.1-million from the fund balance, $1,650,000 less than was used last year, but has indicated a willingness to raise that amount, noting that another $1-million would reduce the increase in the tax burden to two-percent. Appropriations to fund statutory responsibilities and contractual obligations represent account for $23.8-million, or almost 90-percent, of the $26.8-million of proposed expenditures in the county budget. These include the sheriff’s department, county jail, county attorney, registry of deeds, the nursing home and human services, or monthly payments for long-term care, as well as debt service. Appropriations for administration, finance, maintenance and information technology services amount to $1.6-million. Another $955,504 is appropriated to so-called “outside agencies,” including the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service, Belknap County Conservation District , Belknap Economic Development Council, Genesis Behavioral Health, BelknapMerrimack Community Action Program, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center and LRMFAA, which represents more than half the total appropriation. Although there has been talk among the county commissioners about drawing on the “outside agencies,” particularly the LRMFAA, to pare the budget, they have taken no steps in that direction. However, when County Administrator Debra Shackett noted that she had requests from “outside agencies” for first quarter payments, including LRMFAA, in January, the commission asked her to not to release any funding until the convention acts on the budget. The LRMFAA is governed by a board of directors composed of the fire chiefs from each of the member municipalities, four of whom are elected to the executive committee. Each year the executive committee adopts a budget then distributes the cost among the member municipalities. The LRMFAA calculates the shares of the 25 municipalities in Carroll, Grafton, Merrimack and Stafford counties and bills them directly according to a formula consisting of the sum of a fixed charge of 10-percent of the total assessment plus charges

based on the municipalities’ total property values and population. However, Laconia and the 10 towns of Belknap County are treated differently. Instead of billing the eleven municipalities directly, their total share of the LRMFAA budget is included in the county budget and apportioned among them according solely to their share of the total assessed valuation of the county. This year the county’s share of the LRMFAA operating budget is $554,037, an increase of 3.9-percent. Although the county acts only as a collection agency, removing the appropriation for the LRMFAA from its budget would reduce its total appropriation by $554,037. In 2006, when the LRMFAA requested a 9.9-percent increase in its budget, Representative Frank Tilton (R-Laconia), then as now a member of the county convention, proposed severing the county’s relationship with the LRMFAA, but found scant support. Describing the process as “a classic case of the fox guarding the hen house,” Tilton argued that since the county does not fund the LRMFAA, it “has no real function” in overseeing its budget, which he claimed lies “hidden” from property taxpayers. However, his fellow lawmakers countered that without the county there would be no oversight of the LRMFAA’s budget while local fire chiefs balked at billing the municipalities directly, which would compel them to run the gauntlet of local budget processes. If the appropriation for the LRMFAA were stripped from the county budget, the eleven municipalities, like the other 25 members of the association, would be billed directly. Altogether the municipalities would pay the same amount — $554,037 in 2013 — but the shares would be distributed differently. Billed through the county tax, Alton would pay $81,048, Barnstead $27,350, Belmont $34,381, Center Harbor $22,457, Gilford $88,631, Gilmanton $25,680, Laconia $106,731, Meredith $100,545, New Hampton $17,528, Sanbornton $22,072 and Tilton $27,614. Billed directly, according to the formula applied by the LRMFAA, four towns would pay less; Alton would save $18,922, Center Harbor $4,721, Gilford $14,326 and Meredith $25,445. The other seven would pay more: Barnstead $9,206, Belmont $18,290, Gilmanton $6,237, Laconia $17,606, New Hampton $3,372, Sanbornton $4,527 and Tilton $4,176.

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Speed Schmoozing hosted by Women Inspiring Women on January 24 LACONIA — Recognizing that networking and relationship building are keys to business success, Women Inspiring Women will be holding a Speed Schmoozing event on Thursday, January 24 at the Margate Resort starting at 5 p.m. This event will be similar to 5-minute networking and involves women meeting one another for a short interval and then moving on to the next person in line in a very fun, exciting and comfortable way. Leslie Sturgeon, founder of Women Inspiring Women, says “Networking and building solid contacts are critical to career growth, business expansion and learning about other resources. Our event will provide attendees with a quick and effective way to meet other professionals to gain exposure for their businesses.” Mingling and munchies will be from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the schmoozing session runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required as space is limited. Reservations are needed at wiwnh.com and are $25 for members and $30 for non-members if made before January 21. Women Inspiring Women was founded by Leslie Sturgeon in 2007 to give women of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to get together at fun and inspirational events on a bi-weekly basis. Initially programs were held only in the Lakes Region but expanded to include Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth. WIW is now recognized as the largest organization in NH for women’s empowerment, personal development, business resources, and networking.

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Kevin J. Waltos, 44 FRANKLIN — Kevin Jospeh Waltos, 44, a longtime resident of Franklin died at his home, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 with his family at his side. Kevin fought a long courageous battle with cancer. Kevin was born in, Lowell, Massachusetts, March 9, 1968, son of Louis J. Waltos Jr and Barbara L. (Richardson) Waltos. He moved to Franklin from Lowell, MA over thirty five years ago. He was a 1986 graduate of Franklin High School where he was active with the school sports programs. He was a self employed stone mason and credited much of his experience and success to his mentor and longtime friend, Albie Sanborn. Kevin enjoyed the outdoors, especially snowmobiling. He enjoyed fishing all year. He was a member of the Lakes Region Snowmobile Club. Kevin enjoyed fun trips with his partner Lynn, and the last of many was an eventful trip to Mount Washington. Kevin enjoyed the friendship of many and leaves special friends he shared life with, especially, Sean Riberdy and John George who were always there for Kevin, including his last journey to be with those who predeceased him. Kevin’s family will be forever grateful for the HSCU staff and Dr. John Hill at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for their care and support over the last three years.

Kevin was predeceased by, his grandparents, Louis J. Waltos Sr. and Mary A. (Nascimento) Waltos, brother John F. Bastis and his father, Louis J. Waltos Jr. who died in 2011. He leaves his mother, Barbara L. (Richardson) Waltos of Northfield; his Mom, Nancy R. (Aitken) Waltos of Franklin; his brother, Brian L. Waltos and his wife Patricia of Northfield; his sister, Sheri L. Gonthier of Manchester; his longtime partner and caregiver, Lynn Christopher of Franklin; nieces and nephews, Kristen and Brian (Jr.) Waltos, Evan Gonthier and Savanah and Thomas Bastis; his aunt, Anna M. Dragon and her husband Paul of Canterbury; his Uncle: Robert Hughes of Lochmere; and cousins. Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 22nd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Family burial will be later in the spring at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in Kevin’s name to the Franklin Booster Club, C/O Skip Dubois, 518 Prospect Street, Franklin, NH 03235. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

George C. Brox, 72 HOBE SOUND, Florida — George C. “Chuck” Brox, 72, of Hobe Sound, Florida and formerly of Laconia, N.H. died on January 1, 2013 in Florida. Chuck was born December 26, 1940 in Marlboro, Mass., the son of the late George and Gladys A. (Raimo) Brox. Chuck served with the U.S. Coast Guard in New Jersey and Connecticut. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and from Boston College in 1968 with a Masters in Business Administration. Chuck had lived in the greater Laconia, N.H. area since 1984 while residing in Hobe Sound, Florida during the winter months. He had been a yearround resident of Hobe Sound, Florida for the last twelve years. He was a former communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Belmont, N.H. Chuck was Vice President of Brox Industries, Inc. and was a real estate agent, retiring in October, 2012. He was a Hospice volunteer in Laconia and was a member of the Loon Preservation Committee in Moultonborough, N.H. His hobbies included biking, hiking, kayaking, golf and painting.

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Survivors include his wife, Victoria “Vicky” Brox, of Hobe Sound, Florida; two daughters, Melanie J. Brox of Federal Way, Washington and Jessica J. Chapman of Goudhurst, England; six grandchildren, Molly, Nathan and Gianna Brox and Olivia, Jude and Hugo Chapman; a brother, Steven Brox, of Manchester, Mass.; two sisters, Ann Louise Brox of N. Chelmsford, Mass. and Marilyn Hagerstrom of Venice, Florida; five nieces and one nephew. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Spring at St. Joseph Parish in Belmont, N.H. Date and time will be announced at a later date. Spring burial will be in the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www. wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Andrew E. Steuer, 79 LACONIA — Andrew Edward Steuer, 79, of 82 Academy Street, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Monday, January 14, 2013. Andy was born November 1, 1933 in Sayville, New York, the son of the late Richard and Lina (Maus) Steuer. He was raised and educated in Sayville, New York and served in the U. S. Army National Guard, Rainbow Division, 42nd Infantry 1, Tank Battalion. While living in Sayville, Andy was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for many years. He had a beautiful voice and began singing in a church choir at 5 years old! Andy moved to Laconia with his family in 1971 to become owners of Whittemore’s Flower Shop which they operated with love and pride until 2012. Andy was a familiar face downtown and all over Laconia. Andy was a floraculturist who was a lifelong grower. He had won many awards at the New York Flower Show for his carnation and snapdragon developments. Andy was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church Choir for many years, something he loved doing and which gave him much happiness. He was a founding member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and sang in their choir until health problems intervened. Andy was a “ lifetime member” of the Laconia Rotary Club, which awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship. He was a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876 and served on the Board of the Laconia Salvation Army for many years. He was a rabid Laconia Sachems fan. Andy loved stamp collecting, music and especially travelling. Perhaps his greatest joy was travelling with his grandchildren — especially to Civil War battlefields! He enjoyed playing sports in his youth

and continued playing softball after he moved to Laconia. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy (Schunk) Steuer, of Laconia, N.H.; two sons, Dr. Kenneth A. Steuer and his wife, Dr. Susan Steuer, of Mattawan, Michigan and Timothy J. Steuer and his wife, Christine, of Laconia. N.H.; a daughter, Julianna K. Nelson, and her husband, Ronald, of Gilford. N. H.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Cahill and her husband, Brent, of St. Paul, Minnesota, Kevin Steuer of Watertown, Mass., Kyle Nelson of Gilford, N.H., Erik Steuer of Laconia, N.H., Magdalena Steuer of Mattawan , Michigan, Andrew Nelson of Gilford, N.H., Julianna Steuer of Mattawan, Michigan and Curtis Nelson of Gilford, N.H.; one great grandson, Blaise Cahill, of St. Paul, Minnesota; a sister, Amalie McCreery, of Florida, one niece and four nephews. Andy was predeceased by his parents, by a sister and a niece. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from noon-2:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246 A Funeral Service will be held following the calling hours at 2:30 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, N.H. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, NH. Flowers are welcome or if preferred, donations in Andy’s memory may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, N. H 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Annie’s Book Stop hosts author & radio host Jack Heath LACONIA — Jack Heath is the host of NH Today, New Hampshire’s only live afternoon radio talk show, and co-host of Sport Legends of New England with Bob Lobel, which can be seen throughout New England. A direct descendant of Rebecca Nurse, the last person to be tried and hanged during the Salem witch trials, and Ann R. Putnam, one of her accusers, his first novel, Salem VI, is an altogether modern take on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The book features a newspaper editor, John Andrews, who thought he’d lost everything when his wife was killed, but when timeless bloodlines reemerge Andrews realizes that a tragic accident may actually have been murder, and even worse, might be part of a battle between good

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and evil that has gone on hundreds of years. Salem VI : Rebecca’s Rising challenges contemporary understanding of the Salem witch trials. The book will be perceived as corrosive to the veneer of Salem history. Rebecca’s Rising compels people to re-examine any previous notion of Salem justice back 300 years’ ago. The pace of the book betrays Heath’s roots as a journalist: sniffing out the story, finding the lead and digging for the truth. The book’s emotional nuance works on many levels raising suspicion, betrayal and loss to the specter of the paranormal. Jack Heath will be at Annie’s Book Stop located at 1330 Union Avenue in Laconia on Saturday, January 19 from 2-4 p.m.

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FRANKLIN — “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” will be back on the air in central New Hampshire at a new home, WPNH-FM/100.1 “The Planet”, starting January 21, announced Jeff Fisher, president of Northeast Communications Corporation Radio Group this week. The popular, syndicated show is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and features Gregg “Free Beer” Daniels and Chris “Hot Wings” Michaels. It was a staple on WLKZ-FM/104.9 “The Hawk” before the blitz of recent radio station ownership brought on by the bankruptcy of New Jersey based Nassau Broadcasting. The station’s new owner, Great Eastern Radio, jettisoned the program in favor of another called “The Morning Buzz”. “For almost 40 years, we at Northeast Communications Corporation have endeavored to give central New Hampshire listeners exactly what they want,” said Fisher. “When we saw the tremendous reaction to the elimination of ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ from central New Hampshire we again saw an opportunity to give listeners exactly what they want on a station that is a perfect fit for the program. We’re all very excited about this change.” 100.1 ‘The Planet Proqram/Music Director and co-host of the current morning show, Annie Biello, said, “I am excited, we have worked with these guys in the past and clearly central New Hampshire has missed them on the local dial. During the holiday party season I was hearing a lot of ‘you’re in radio, you must know. . . where’d the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show go? Biello said “The Planet” will continue to spin our Modern/Alternative Rock format with great local artists being featured and promoted!” During Free Beer and Hot Wings broadcast earlier this week, Daniels said, “We’re coming back to the Lakes Region. That is exciting for us. We had a conference call yesterday (with the folks at Northeast) and there were fist bumps all over. We’re going to be back on in the area. We can’t wait.” The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show begins at 5 a.m.

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Whatever your feeling, in that moment it seems you will always feel that way. But feelings are like clouds -- they change and pass. It’s something to consider before you make major decisions based on them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re a teacher and so is your student. Today’s experience of sharing will humble you both, even whilst making you both masters. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you’re pretty self-sufficient, you still like to be reminded every once in a while that you’re doing a good job, fighting the good fight, and generally trying to do what’s best. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Should you fight for what you want or accept what is? Maybe a little of both. As long as you’re paying attention, you’ll know which way to go at any given moment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll pick up on what’s going on just outside the range of your vision. This relates to your eyes and also your spirituality. Your peripheral vision is related strongly to psychic awareness. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 18). You’ll hone a talent in the next three months. New methods and levels of relaxation help you get more comfortable and masterful. March brings a loving force into your world. Children imitate you and family gives you an important responsibility. May is the start of a study you’ll enjoy for years to come. Pisces and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 1, 22, 31 and 19.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Remember people’s names. It’s the only way to interact fully. If you can remember people’s names, you’ll be at ease and relate in a manner that’s meaningful to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). As for the less than optimal habits you’ve picked up along the way, you’ll lose them in much the same way -- by taking action one day at a time. You’re the master of baby steps. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will let yourself heal. It’s a simple and relaxed process. You’ll steer your mind well and without force, finding peace and forgiveness inside yourself. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll gravitate to those who compliment you -- it’s only smart. You don’t seek acknowledgement, but you know who is likely to give it to you. You’ll get the encouragement you need to move forward. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you accept an idea as the truth without examination, you are in a hypnotic state of sorts. In some sense you will hear the snap of fingers and wake up, realizing that the situation you’re in requires a different level of awareness. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Everyone likes a mystery, especially when it comes in the form of a person. You’ll be the new one in a room. Leaving out major details of who you are will create a problem to solve. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When events unfold haphazardly there is always a chance for a do-over in the theater of your mind. Play the scene over, only this time behave in exactly your preferred manner.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2013. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion. The Soviets announced they’d broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad (it was another year before the siege was fully lifted). In the U.S., a ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread — aimed at reducing bakeries’ demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect. On this date: In 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook reached the present-day Hawaiian Islands, which he named the “Sandwich Islands.” In 1862, the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, died in Richmond, Va., at age 71, shortly before he could take his seat as an elected member of the Confederate Congress. In 1871, William I of Prussia was proclaimed German Emperor in Versailles (vehr-SY’), France. In 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor. In 1913, entertainer Danny Kaye was born David Daniel Kaminsky in New York City. In 1919, the Paris Peace Conference, held to negotiate peace treaties ending World War I, opened in Versailles (vehr-SY’), France. In 1949, Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacular mass swindles in history, died destitute at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66. In 1957, a trio of B-52’s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft. In 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.) In 1970, David Oman McKay, the ninth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the age of 96. In 1988, a China Southwest Airlines Ilyushin 18 crashed while on approach to Chongqing Airport, killing all 108 people on board. In 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 states for the first time. One year ago: Wikipedia and other websites went dark in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs. Today’s Birthdays: Movie director John Boorman is 80. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 72. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 60. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 58. Country singer Mark Collie is 57. Actress Jane Horrocks is 49. Comedian Dave Attell is 48. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 44. Rapper DJ Quik is 43. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 42. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 40. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 40. Actor Derek Richardson is 37. Actor Jason Segel is 33. Actress Samantha Mumba is 30. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: “American Idol”) is 29.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Teen Movie Night offered at the Gilman Library in Alton. 7 p.m. Popcorn and drinks provided. Pillows or camp chairs encouraged. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 875-2550. Family Fun Night at Laconia Middle School. 5-7 p.m. Evening includes a parent meeting with the Laconia Police Department focused on alcohol and substance abuse. Following the meeting a family challenge Minute to Win It game. Free pizza dinner begins at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free Presentation entitled “Issues with Wind in Our Region” presented by Dr.Benjamine Luce, Ph.D Physics Professor at Lyndon State College. 7 p.m. at Newfound Lake Regional High School. Winter Lecture Series on Health and Wellness entitled “Planning Ahead — Making a Graceful Exit.” 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley. For more information call 236-3308 or email programs@thereycenter.org. Sant Bani school hosts a Head of School Coffee Hour for families interesting in learning more about the school. 9-10 a.m. at the school. RSVP by calling 934-4240 or by emailing becky@santbani.org. Clothing Swap Fundraiser hed by the Belmont High School Spanish Exchange Club. 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Belmont High School. Admission is $3 for Clothing Exchange Shoppers. $1 admission for Clothing by the Pound shoppers. For more information call 524-2782. Traditional Coffeehouse featuring live acoustic folk, blues, and country music. 7-9 p.m. at the Universalist Meetinghouse at 206 Central Street in Franklin. Admission is $5. Desserts and coffee available for purchase. Proceeds go toward the UUCF Community Assistance Fund. Pitman’s Freight Room presents Michael Vincent and his Blues Band Doubleshot. 8 p.m. at the Freight Room in Laconia Kenny Werner Trio plays at Blackstones as part of its Jazz Series. 8 p.m. at the Margate Resort in Laconia. General admission is $15. For more information call 556-9079 or visit www.NHJazz.com. Mount Meredith 24ft. high indoor climbing wall open to the public at the Meredith Community Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Admission is $3 for children under 10 and $5 per adult. Family rate is $10 per visit. Equipment provided. For more information call 279-1897. Gilford Public Library happenings. Social bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop in Storytime (Ages 3-5 years) 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Knit Wits 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Tot Time at the Meredith Library. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 0-3 years. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2-5 p.m.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 Open House hosted by the Franklin Boys and Girls Club Steering Commitee. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Gym in Franklin. For more information call 998-9984. 3rd Annual Launch-A-Wish sky lantern flight at Moulton Farm in Meredith. Festivities began at 3:30 p.m. followed by the launch at 4:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $25 for each sky lantern.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: news@laconiadailysun.com CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My parents have been divorced for 30 years. Both made mistakes when they were married, but the end was due to my mom’s drinking. Dad provided for me and now takes an active role in his grandchildren’s lives, always making an effort to show up for their events. Mom is a different story. She is an alcoholic. When I was younger, she constantly criticized me. I was never “good enough.” She demeans my housekeeping skills, my parenting and my appearance. Mom also has become increasingly negative about my father. She has something bad to say about him every time I speak to her. She blames Dad for the way her life turned out. I have a hard time trusting her with my children. I attempted to make regular visiting arrangements when the kids were younger, but she would never commit to a specific schedule. Now she rarely sees them because making the time isn’t a priority. Over the years, I have gone to counseling, and I have created a good life for myself. I have suggested counseling to Mom, but she refuses to get help for any of her various issues. I’ve also suggested talking to other family members, although she’s estranged from most of them. I really am at the end of my rope. The few visits she makes are stressful and anxiety filled. I have already limited contact to when I am prepared to handle her, and frankly, I don’t want to bother anymore. But I hate the idea of hurting her. She is still my mother. How can I deal with her negativity? -- Tired Daughter Dear Tired: We understand that Mom’s visits are exhausting, and you are right to limit them. Now you need to create boundaries for her behavior. If she speaks negatively, say, “I don’t wish to discuss this.” If she keeps at it, you can leave or ask her to leave. It might change her behavior, but if not, at least you won’t be there to listen to it. We also urge you to contact Adult Children of Alcoholics (adultchildren.org) for

additional support. Dear Annie: A few days ago, I attended the wake of a good friend of 40 years. She was in her mid-50s and died unexpectedly. She left a 12-year-old daughter. As we arrived at the funeral home, we thought there was a line to sign in. Wrong. It turned out to be about 25 “tweens” practicing their cheerleading. These girls blocked the front door and the hallway. They were loud, laughing, taking pictures and running around. This continued all night long. Not one person said a word to them. I don’t know whose job it should have been to tell them to sit down and be quiet, but I feel I didn’t get the chance to properly mourn my friend. There was no funeral service. Should I have talked to these girls or someone else? -- Still Grieving Dear Still: Someone at the funeral home should have taken charge of this circus and asked the girls to be more respectful, and you could have spoken to the funeral director. But we hope it was comforting to the 12-year-old to see her friends there, even if they were laughing and taking pictures. It’s a blessing not to know death at that age. Dear Annie: “Realistic” referred to the decline of the elderly as “the angry human wreckage they become.” That statement is a sad commentary. Most elderly do not take such a negative route in their final days. My grandmothers were both sweet, vulnerable and a little bit scared in the end, but neither hostile nor combative. This may have been because they were surrounded by people who truly loved and supported them during that vulnerable time. One reason some people become “angry” and resistant is that they are disoriented in an unfamiliar environment with strangers taking care of them. -- Field Services Coordinator, Long-Term Care Services

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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Animals

Autos

Business Opportunities

For Rent

CAIRN Terrier Puppies- 3 females, 1 wheat with black mask, 2 brindles. (Toto) Hypoallergetic, great pets. $300 267-8970

1999 Dodge Ram 15004X4, 5.2L, good condition. $2,800/OBRO. Please call 738-7120 for more information.

LABRADOR Retriever pups AKC, gorgeous litter of 7. Healthy happy, 1st shots and health certificates, in-home raised (603)664-2828.

2000 Lincoln Towncar: Heated leather, moonroof, 8-disc player, remote start, 79k miles, great condition, 1-owner. $4,995. 524-6866.

BELMONT- Nice, one bedroom, second floor apartment on horse farm. Heat and hot water included, dogs considered. $700. per month plus one months security deposit. For application and showing contact Amy at 603-520-0314 leave message.

REWARD! LOST! SEEING EYE DOG!

2008 Honda CRV EX, Light Blue, 74K miles, Excellent condition. $14,000 or B.O. 603-524-7911

BEAUTIFUL 3 acre Gilford lot with excellent frontage on busy intersection with existing 9000 sf. building. Perfect for any retail, especially local market/farmers market/craft type business. Owner looking for qualified operator/owner with capital to establish a successful partnership using our land and building. This is a real chance to be your own boss of a great business. Please call 603-455-9388 to discuss.

Black Female German Shepherd, Last seen in front of St. Helenas Church on 11-B at the Laconia/Gilford line, between 9 & 10am on January 7th. 998-6986

2009 Toyota Camry- 4 cylinder, automatic, 40K miles, excellent condition, loaded. $14,000/OBO. 290-2324

ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $500-$600. 603-340-6219

Announcement FOXWOODS DAY TRIP Friday, February 1st, 2013 Meredith & Laconia pick-up

Call Claire, 293-8814 or Tom, 279-7883

98 Isuzu Rodeo- 35K miles, new engine, new everything. Clean truck, 4-cylinder $1,800. 603-832-8621

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time cleaning. Hillarie, 998-2601

BOATS OUTBOARD MOTORS

Appliances

WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature couple, mostly weekday use. Kevin or Karen 802-263-5700

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars &

Employment Wanted COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or 344-9190

Paddle King Paddle Boats, custom Gheenoe Fishing Boats. Off season pricing. 603-738-2296

Autos

Experienced & professional provider. Amy (603) 303-2384

BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

MAKE EXTRA CASH by consigning your unwanted furniture and home decor items. Please call 524-1175 or stop in at Too Good To Be Threw, 84 Union Ave., Laconia

2010 GE Profile stainless side-by-side refrigerator. 25.5 Cu. Ft. Ice/water dispenser in door. $750. 603-387-2954

Child Care MEREDITH CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

www.outboardrepower.net

Business Opportunities Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to www.start.youravon.com

For Rent LAKEPORT- Nice Three Bedroom Apartment only three years old. Has 1 1/2 baths, natural gas heat, nice kitchen and walk-out basement. No utilities included. Available February 1st. Security deposit $1,075. and first month rent $1,075. Serious callers only. If you are ready to move...call 603-524-8533 APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.) FRANKLIN: 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent $700-$725. + Utilities, security deposit required, no

BELMONT: Perkins Place 2-bedroom townhouse style. $775/Month, only $99 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034 FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468. GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269. GILFORD Upstairs Apartment$700/Month, no security deposit. Heat included, electric not included. No pets. Ask for George 998-7750 GILFORD, Single male needs roommate(s). 2 bedrooms available. $125 per week, plus share utilities. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILMANTON 4-Corners, 1 bedroom in nice neighborhood. Wireless internet included, parking, backyard. Security deposit and lease req'd. No smoking or dogs. $750/month 630-2681. GILMANTON Iron Works: 3 bedroom 1 bath house. Washer/Dryer included. $1,375/Month + utilities. Call 364-7437 LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $800/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479

LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $925/month plus utilities. 875-2292.

LACONIA 2/3 Bedroom 6 rooms, move-in ready, quiet neighbors, plenty of storage, garage, washer/dryer hook-up, $850/Month + 1 month security (Flexible payment terms available). Property maintenance rent reduction available. 603-528-1850 or 603-486-3966.

LACONIA: Dyer St. 2-bedroom townhouse style. Great move-in special, $775/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application fee. Call 238-8034

LACONIA Elegant, large one bed room in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885

LACONIA: Pleasant Street, 1BR, $750. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837.

LACONIA, small 1 BR, $150/week. Includes heat and lights. References and security deposit. 603-524-9665 LACONIABeacon St. West Luxury condo. Furnished, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite countertops, storage unit, gym included. Very low utilities. Free Internet & cable. Non-smoker/No pets. Security, lease & references required. $750/Month. 455-4075 LACONIA- Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment with sunroom & storage. $850/Month, includes heat/hot water. Near hospital and stores. Good rental history and credit report required. 603-707-1510 or 530-474-1050 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 1-bedroom great move-in special. $650/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

LACONIA: Spacious 2-bedroom 1-bath duplex. Basement w/storage, washer/dryer hook-ups. Big yard, parking. No pets/no smoking, $800/Month, + utilities. 603-387-6847 LAKEPORT: 5-room, 2-Bedroom. Includes snow removal, washer/dryer, lake view. 2nd floor unfurnished. $180/Week. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 MEREDITH- 2-bedroom 1-bath townhouse condo. Laundry on-site, $800/Month + utilities. Parking/plowing included. No smoking/pets. 527-4160 MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, $575-$750+ utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipesaukee Waterfront home. Female to share with same. $850/Includes all unitlities. Cable/Internet 603- 253-8848 NEW HAMPTON: Nice 1-bedroom apartment, sliders to private deck, 5 minutes from I-93. $620/month. + security., cat okay. (603)217-0373.

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO. LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771.

SANBORNTON Rooms- Home near Tilton & I-93. One furnished $125/Week, one unfurnished $115/Week. All utilities, laundry, kitchen, bath. No drugs or drinking. Smoking okay. Males only. 603-286-9628

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For Rent

For Sale

Furniture

Help Wanted

SHARE log home, own bedroom and bath, possibly sitting area all utilities included. Brand new construction. Small dog possible. Call 603-707-1206 TILTON

2-Bedroom, 1-Bath, 1st floor apart ment, offstreet parking, locked storage & basement, beautifully renovated including washer and dryer. $975/month includes heat, hot water, a/c & snow removal. No pets/smoking.

934-2788

TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $620-640/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.

For Rent-Commercial

Two sofa beds, one with matching loveseat, free to taker . 527-0955 Used 2 inch gasoline Homelite water pump. (pumps 83 gallons per minute) with hose and fire nozzle $150. 524-4445

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763 Dining Room Set- Table (expands to 8ft), 8 chairs, china, server. White maple overlayed with butternut veneer. $3,500. 527-0955

For Sale 4 Karastan Carpets- 10X14 Serapi $1,200, 4X6 Heriz, $250. 3X5 Multi-color Panel $125- 2X4 Rose Sarouk, $50. 603-528-9661 7-foot snowplow with lights & hydraulic lift. Made for a small truck. $400. 524-4445 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. BOB House for Sale 4FT. X6FT. Best Reasonable Offer. 253-4143 CHINA- Royal Doulton- Tiara pattern. 6 place settings, gravy boat, vegetable bowl & service platter. $200. 603-528-9661 Dining room table 42X66, opens to 42X96 with 8 upholstered chairs. Good condition, $250/OBO. 528-5202 DRIOD Smart Phones- Motorola, HTC, Samsung. Refurbished & store models $75. Used Droids $45-$60. 387-3078

NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Help Wanted

Lost

MEREDITH Public Library, Meredith, NH seeks an experienced Youth Services Librarian to fill a forty hour per week position. Some evenings and every other Saturday. MLIS preferred, bachelors degree required. Previous childrens and/or teen library experience required. Duties include collection development, childrens and teen programming, staff supervision, community outreach, PR and budgeting. Must be a skilled computer user. $18.00 per hour. Medical, dental and retirement benefits included. Please send resume and references to: Meredith Public Library, PO Box 808, Meredith, NH 03253. Or email erin@meredithlibrary.org Attn: Erin Apostolos. Closing date Friday, February 1, 2013. EOE

REWARD

PT Experienced Custodian/ Floor Care. Sunday - Thurs. evening, 10 pm - 4 am. 30 hours per week, $10/ hour. Must clear background check. 524-9930.

Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

THE Town of Meredith is actively recruiting for a Highway Maintenance III position and a Seasonal Part-Time Buildings and Grounds Laborer. Please visit our website; www.meredithnh.org for job description and application submission requirements. The Town of Meredith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted Appalachian Mountain Teen Project hiring youth mentor/ wilderness trip leader. Details at www.teenprojectnh.com

TECHNICIAN WANTED Winnisquam Auto is growing. Great opportunity for the right person. Must have tools and state inspection license. Great place to perfect your trade and work alongside a Grade A Technician. Must possess a good attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced shop. Looking for a journeyman or apprentice-type abilities. Send resume to frontlinerdy@metrocast.net or call 603-524-7171.

HELP WANTED FOR BUSY LAW OFFICE Seeking part-time (with potential for full-time) Legal Assistant/Probate Paralegal to add to our expanding Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration Department. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently required. Candidate must have strong secretarial and computer skills. Experience with WordPerfect, Excel, bookkeeping and accounting skills a plus. Qualified applicants should send resume to:

Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC ATTN: Employment P.O. Box 575 Laconia, NH 03247-0575

HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available in the peak season. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, NH. NEW HAMPTON: Hard working, must be 18, to clean barn stalls, 2 hours a week, pays $ 10/hr. Call 744-0107

Instruction GUITAR LESSONS

With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. www.mikestockbridge.com (603)733-9070.

NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call

Rt. 3 Tilton NH

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Real Estate CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE!!! Nice little home on 3/4 acre is ideal for year round residence or vacation use. Great Meredith location, near schools, shops, restaurants & lakes. Value at $59,900 Nash Realty ~ 279-6565

Services

Bills Small Engine Repair. Snowmobiles, ATVs, snowblowers, generators and more. Free pick-up & delivery. 267-8766

PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.

603-528-3738

Special Education ParaEducator

Laconia School District

NORDIC Track Pro 1000S Treadmill, $100. Total Gym XL $300. 603-387-4745, Leave message.

www.CM-H.com

Open Daily & Sun.

Camelot Homes

TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE

We are seeking a candidate interested in working to support students with academic, emotional, social, physical and behavioral skill development in our school. A Position is available at our Elm Street Elementary School.

Moving sale- Twin beds, daybed, dressers, coffee tables, recliner, 1-year old Jodel woodstove. Call 603-986-3551

$66,995 38X26 Cape

Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235

FISH TANK: 46 gallon bow front tank; light wood veneer stand; light, heater, pump and filter included: $250. Call 279-4764.

5500 Watt Honeywell Generator. Electric/hand start. 220/120 outlets, on wheels. Runs good, $750. 677-2865

Mobile Homes $37,995 72X14 $58,995 52X28

Home Improvements

ELECTRIC Wheelchair: Never used, many extras, $1,500. 524-2877.

FLATBED trailer- 16ft. X 76in. Double axle galvanized frame, carries four ATVs, needs 4 tires. $650. 875-0363

Lost mens gold, diamond, ruby ring. 603-387-5367

Part-time, 20 hours per week. Please send letter of interest, resume and three letters of reference to: Sue Carignan, Student Services Coordinator Elm Street School 478 Elm Street Laconia, NH 03246 Please visit our website for information about Laconia School District www.laconiaschools.org E.O.E

DELETED YOUR PHOTOS? We can get them back! Call 524-4042.

DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or

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Bank of New Hampshire supports Laconia Ice Arena capital campaign

Kyril Mitchell, AVP – Gilford Lakeshore Office Manager for Bank of New Hampshire; Will Fay, Business Manager for the Laconia Ice Arena. (Courtesy photo)

CALENDAR from page 19

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 Winterfest held by the Squam Lakes Association (SLA). Noon to 3p.m. at the SLA’s Resource Center on Piper Cover in Holderness. Pre-registration required. To RSVP call 968-7336 or email info@squamlakes.org. For full details regarding the event visit www.squamlakes.org. Lakes Region Big Band performs music from the various decades at the Franklin Opera House. 7:30 p.m. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres and beverages served. Tickets are $40 per couple and are available by calling 934-1901 or by visiting online at franklinoperahouse.org. Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia hosts Las Vegas and Comedy Central Stars Brad Mastrangelo and Christ Pennie. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and seats may be purchased in advance by calling 527-0043. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Soci-

Services

ety (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at markk@trinitytilton.org. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 2867066. Super Saturday at the Meredith Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Features an art project & a snack. Lakes Region Lyme Support Group meeting. Third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tickborne diseases. Questions? Leave message for Nancy at 1-888-596-5698.

Services

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to support the Laconia Ice Arena with a $7,500 donation towards its capital campaign. “We are so thankful for this generous contribution from Bank of New Hampshire, as well as all the support that has been coming through,” said Will Fay, business manager of the arena. “This donation makes a big impact in our efforts for this capital campaign. As a campaign that is primarily funded through public and private donations, we need the support of citizens and community-oriented businesses, in order to continue serving our kids.” Fay said that with generous community support, the arena is getting closer to its fundraising goal of $100,000 before the end of this skating season, and the club’s overall goal of $276,000. The Laconia Ice Arena “think rink for kids” plan provides for improved parking, updated refrigeration equipment, as well as reduced fees for youth and community. Fay said that the arena is home to the Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association, three high school hockey teams, the Laconia Leafs Junior Hockey team, the Lakes Region Legends men’s hockey club, a women’s adult hockey group, a figure skating club and daily public skating.

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FREE STANDING CONDO UNIT in Wildwood Village!! GREAT CONDITION!! One level living... SIMPLIFY!! Two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, BIG living room/dining area, office and screen porch!! Attached 1 car garage.. Deeded Winnisquam beach rights, boat launch and possible mooring...just a short walk away..Also 2 tennis courts. Desirable condo community!! Just..$165,000

DESIRABLE “SARAH CIRCLE” ALL.. BRAND NEW!! Deeded Lakewood Beach on Lake Winnisquam!! Hardwood and tiled floors, six rooms, 3 bedrms and 2 baths. Private backyard w/deck. 2 car garage..$5000 allowance towards appl’s or upgrades. Lower level family and laundry room.....Nothing like moving into ALL NEW!! $239,000

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NOW $139,000...COSMOPOLITAN CONDO!! Historic Riverside Factory Condo.. Charming as can Be!! This 2 bedroom unit is on the ground level with some interior brick walls, H/W floors, exposed beams, central air and low condo fees. Riverfront, kayak racks, workout room and downtown location

EQUESTRIAN HORSE PROPERTY IN GILFORD close to the “Village. 20x60 meter Stonedust “Dressage” Ring, 3 winter paddocks, 2+/- acre grazing pasture, 3 stall barn, 2 additional small barns, fenced area for furry friends, deck w/hot tub overlooking fields and this BIG 4 bedrm+, 4 bath home. Hardood floors, pine paneled porch, office, and fireplace.3 LOTS..7.42 ACRES... $385,000

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‘’During the winter there are literally thousands of kids and families using the rink. We need to keep it going for their sake,’’ said Fay, who said that it took a real community effort to build the arena and that he is confident that the same kind of support will be forthcoming. Contributions can be made by; cash, corporate sponsorship, grant money or matching funds. Labor, pledges and estate planning is also encouraged. Financial commitments will be made public, but should donors choose to remain anonymous that wish would be honored. For more information, or to contribute, contact Will Fay at (603) 581-7008 or info@laconiaicearena.com Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www. BankNH.com.

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Give Kids a Smile provides children free dental care

LACONIA — Today Lakes Region dentists will visit Laconia Middle School to screen children from low-income families for free dental services. Participating dentists include Dr. Kristine Blackwelder, Dr. Derek Blackwelder, Dr. Darren Boles, Dr. Everett Johnson, Dr. Glenda Reynolds, Dr. Lisa Singh and Dr. Matthew Smith. On Friday, February 8, these volunteer dentists will provide free treatment, exams cleanings, sealants and x-rays for the children found to be in need of further care. The effort is part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile” campaign. The New Hampshire Dental Society and the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation support this initiative in our state. “As doctors, dentists know that good oral care is just one component necessary for good health. Severe tooth decay and toothaches can impact children’s overall well-being, from eating and sleeping to paying attention in school,” says Dr. Melissa Kennell, who practices at Children’s Dentistry of the Lakes Region. “This program gives dentists the chance to do more and help New Hampshire chil-

dren have healthier mouths.” February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and other local initiatives include Dr. Kennell, Matthew Smith and the dental team at Children’s Dentistry of the Lakes Region presenting a “Smile School” educational program in local schools. In Wolfeboro, Dr. Robert Maguire will provide educational visits to two local preschools and a daycare center. Since the foundation of Give Kids a Smile in 2003, more than 4.5 million children have received oral care from dental providers nationwide. This program, supported by the American Dental Association (ADA), is also part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the ADA, 16 million children have tooth decay. And, it is almost completely preventable through regular dental visits, brushing, flossing and access to fluoride. The New Hampshire Dental Society is the professional association of dentists in New Hampshire. With more than 800 members, the association represents more than 84 percent of the practicing dentists in the state.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Franklin launching monthly coffee house starting January 18

FRANKLIN — Folks looking for local entertainment this winter will have one more option to consider. Beginning this month, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Franklin is opening its meetinghouse on the third Friday evening of each month to host a traditional coffee house. Each evening will feature two musical acts, along with desserts, hot coffee, and community. Admission is $5, and coffee and desserts will be available for purchase. The first coffee house on January 18 will open at 7 p.m. and will feature local folk and blues musician Paul Hubert [http://www.reverbnation.com/paulhubert], as well as The Fireside Trio

[http://www.firesidetrio.com], a local country/folk songwriting group. All proceeds raised will go toward the UUCF Community Assistance Fund, which serves the needs of the greater Franklin community. The UUCF is a welcoming congregation, honoring and celebrating differences in race, sexual orientation, and country and religion of origin. The Meetinghouse is located at 206 Central Street in Franklin. For more information, visit www.uucfranklin.org or leave a message at 934-2141.

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MOVE RIGHT IN! 2 BR, 2 bath home on a private cul-de-sac. A stones throw from golf. Master w/Jacuzzi, open concept living room, dining & kitchen, covered porch & attached garage. Large walk out basement w/French doors, & a private backyard that abuts 32 acres of common land. $189,500 Sandi Grace 520-0936

INCREDIBLE SANDY BEACH. Watch the sunsets over Winnisquam from this classic 3 BR home. Right on the water w/40’ dock, fireplace, & a 3-season porch w/pot belly stove. Many improvements complete keeping the vintage charm. Easy to get to location near Rt. 93 & shopping. $339,900 Sandy Price 520-0918

SO AFFORDABLE! Great in-town home filled with gorgeous natural woodwork, large windows, and lots of sunlight. 4+ BRs, a full bath on each level, hardwood floors, den/ study, porch, & a 2-story attached garage w/ storage & built-ins. New roof just completed! Short walk to the park & downtown shopping. $134,900 Bob Gunter 387-8664

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