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Tuesday, december 20, 2011 Tuesday Robbers come back for 2nds, 1 suspect arrested LACONIA — Police arrested one of two men suspected of robbing the Laconia Oasis convenience store on South Main Street at gunpoint twice in three days not long after the second robbery on Sunday evening. Travis Christian Graham, 30, of 23 River Road, Gilford was held in the Belknap County House of Corrections in lieu of $110,000 cash bail following see ROBBeRy p. 10 VOL. 12 NO. 142 LacONIa, N.H. 527-9299 Free Selectmen still haven’t stomach for lakeside septic regs By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — Despite the urging of the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee to tighten the regulation of septic systems around Lake Waukewan, the selectmen again turned up their noses at the proposal during a workshop session yesterday. “I have no appetite for increased regulation,” declared chairwoman Colette Worsman, echoing her initial reaction when the proposal was originally presented by John Edgar, director of Community Development more than a year ago. Calling the regulation “an unfunded mandate,” she said “I cannot support going down that road.” Lake Waukewan is the source of the town’s potable water supply. It is treated at a plant located just off the southern shore of the lake. Randy Eifert, who chairs the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee, told the board that although stiffer regulation has been among its priorities since 2005, “we have focused on education and shied away from regulation.” However, referring to a risk analysis of 112 septic systems undertaken in 2009, he said that regulation was now the committee’s “number one priority. Eifert asked the board to schedule a public hearing on see MeRedITH page 4 South End’s Wyatt Park House comes down Donna Olszak watches as her husband Ron operates an excavator and her son Chris rakes up debris created from the demolition of the Wyatt Parkhouse on Monday. The Olszaks operate All-Ways Wrecking of Bridgewater and expected to have the structure taken down by the end of the day. See story on page 10. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho) Belmont selectmen sued over Jon Pike health insurance decision By Gail OBer THE LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — A local man has legally challenged the Selectboard’s August decision to have the town pay a selectman $11,000 in one lump sum payment, plus the cost of heath insurance premiums until he turns 65. George Condodemetraky has asked a judge in Belknap County Superior Court to invalidate the portion of the June 6 non-public meeting where Selectman Ron Cormier decided to allow colleague Jon Pike to gain insurance coverage through the town’s policy, at the town’s expense. The move apparently came in reaction to the threat of a lawsuit made by Pike. Condodemetraky also asks the court to order Appletree Nursery Rt. 3 - Winnisquam, NH ~ 524-8031 Gift Certificates Available Mon-Sat 8:00-5:30 & Sun 9:00-4:00 Cozy Warm Slippers for Christmas! THE MOCCASIN SHOP Gilford • 524-5555 • Pike to return all the town money he has gotten stemming from Cormier’s decision. Condodemetraky, who crafted his own motion for a declaratory and summary judgement, also asked the judge to dismiss Pike from the board for “violating the oath of office by ignoring the requirements of RSA 91-A, by negotiating secretly with the see PIKe page 12 OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. Laconia 524-1421 3.49 99** Fuel Oil 10 day cash price* subject to change

The Laconia Daily Sun, December 20, 2011

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