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Did it feel wrong? ‘No’ E E R F Friday, January 18, 2013 friday Kingsbury asks police to arrest 2 Laconia reps for violating Constitution Armstrong tells Opra about his doping to win bicycle races — Page 3 VOL. 13 nO. 160 LaCOnia, n.H. 527-9299 FrEE 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 By adaM drapchO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN 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) Hotel helps with party for 17-year-old who alerted family to home fire By Gail OBer THE LACONIA DAILY SUN GILFORD – Four days after a chimney fire nearly destroyed her home, the 17-year-old girl who alerted her parents to the fire was given a surprise birthday The Laconia Daily Sun 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 LASER CAR WASH Express $6.00 Gilford Deluxe $8.00 Works $10.00 Mart Rte. 11 Gilford, NH • 524-8014 BUY ONE GET ONE EyeMed , Medicaid, and FREE many other insurances accepted EYEGLASSES AND 527-1100 Belknap Mall SUNGLASSES OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. Laconia 524-1421 3.59 99** Fuel Oil 10 day cash price* subject to change

The Laconia Daily Sun, January 18, 2013

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