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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 VOL. 12 nO. 203 LacOnIa, n.h. 527-9299 Free wednesday Center Harbor Town Hall project carries by 5 vote margin By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN CENTER HARBOR — After a proposal to build a free-standing police station failed to gain a majority a year ago, voters last night approved a plan to expand and renovate the Town Hall while more than doubling the space allotted to the police department. With less than 30 minutes of debate, voters approved Article 2, appropriating $1,102,124, including borrowing $860,000, for 5 VOTes page 8 ily Da l a De TODAY’S DEAL $10 for $20 worth of food and drinks at Weirs Beach Lobster Pound 70 Endicott St., Weirs Beach, NH Go to Click on the Daily Deal Buy the Deal Today! Modern Woodmen Voters pick election day winners Lisa Merrill, shown second from right in the above photo, was returned to the Inter-Lakes School Board. She is shown here chatting with supporters Sandy Mucci, Chris Mega and Kay Anderson at the Meredith polls. See story on page 9. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho) At left, Barbara Aichinger lost her bid for a seat on the Gilford Budget Committee and also saw her proposed tax cap turned down by voters in that town. That story begins on this page. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun) Fire truck rejected, school board incumbents returned in Gilford GILFORD - While the town’s new fire truck went down in flames, so did some of the people who fought the hardest to defeat it. Losing his bid for re-election to the Budget Committee and one of those who didn’t favor the fire truck was its former Vice Chair David see GILFORd page 8 Horne ousts Worsman by 208 votes in Meredith MEREDITH — Carla Horne ousted incumbent selectman Colette Worsman by more than 200 votes here Tuesday in a three-way race for two three-year terms on the board of selectman. Horne polled 579 votes to Worsman’s 371 see MeRedITH page 8 Touching lives. Securing futures.® FRATERNAL FINANCIAL Concerned about low CD rates? Call Tyler W. Simpson, CLU-ChFC at 968-9285 OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. Laconia 524-1421 School Board to mount $1.5 million capital campaign for Huot Project By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — With aspirations beyond its resources, the School Department plans on pursuing a capital campaign with the goal of raising at least $1.5 million in private funds to supplement public monies to finance the expansion of the Huot Technical Center and improvements to Laconia High School. In a presentation to the City Council this week School Superintendent Bob Champlin explained that what began as $9.5-million project, largely confined to the Huot Technical Center, has grown to include replacing the boilers and roof of the high school, building new science laboratories and reconfiguring the playing fields at the high school at a total cost likely to approach $16 million. 3.79 99** Fuel Oil 10 day cash price* subject to change The Lakes Region’s 524-0823 Best Prime Rib $14.99 Tonight! He said that the school district has identified slightly more than $14.5 million which can be used for the project. Champlin said that the funding for the project consists of $7,125,000 in school building aid from the state, which was matched by an appropriation of $2,375,000 approved by the City Council in 2010. A year later the federal government awarded the school district, where more than 35-percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, a “Qualified Zone Academy Bond” (QZAB) of $6,506,000, which carries no interest. To spare paying debt service on the $2,375,000, the matching funds from the city for the Huot project, were applied against the QZAB. Moreover, 40-percent of the QZAB, or $2,602,400, will be covered by state building aid. see HUOT page 11 Lake’s region Menu Guide Coming Soon!! call for details - 527-9299

The Laconia Daily Sun, March 14, 2012

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