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IN UE S S IS THI Retirement Living A SPECIAL MONTHLY ADVERTISING SECTION Wednesday, May 15, 2013 wednesday Inter-Lakes board wants to seriously consider full day kindergarten VOL. 13 nO. 239 LaCOnIa, n.H. 527-9299 SEE PAGES 15-21 FRee SB-2 again goes down to defeat in Sanbornton; Nickerson wins By GAil oBer Unlike last year when the measure garnered 53 percent of the 60 percent it needed to pass, this year the SB-2 vote failed to earn a simple majority, failing by a vote of 352 against and 335 in favor. “Yes,” said longtime SB-2 opponent Tom Salatiello as Dick Gardner read the results aloud. THE LACONIA DAILY SUN SANBORNTON — After what Selectman Guy Giunta termed a “spirited campaign”, SB-2, or the Official Ballot Act failed to gain voter approval for the 12th time in the 15 years since the enacting law was passed. In a race that was nearly as close, two-term incumbent Selectman David Nickerson edged Town Moderator and former Selectman Patsy Wells by a vote of 348 to 316 in his quest for a third term. Nickerson said his goals is to see the “Y” or Lower Bay Road construction project to its final completion. He also wants to continue to keep the town’s taxes as low as possible while continuing to provide high quality and efficient municipal services. He also said last night the Winnisquam Fire Station was of interest to him and he is see sanBORnTOn page 14 If community will cover extra cost is could happen in Sandwich in fall By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — Full-day kindergarten could be a reality for Inter-Lakes Elementary School as early as the 2014-2015 school year, if the School Board and voters agree to a proposal. Board members gave the district’s superintendent approval to begin developing a district-wide proposal, and also gave consent for one of the board’s Sandwich representatives to begin pursuing full-day kindergarten in that town as early as the coming school year. Full-day kindergarten is thought by many to offer longlasting benefits to a child’s academic performance, especially those who might require intervention to address a specific shortcoming. The Laconia School District has already implemented full-day kindergarten throughout the district, and at a meeting earlier this year a Center Harbor see K page 13 Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, and LaBelle’s Shoe Repair owner Jim Daubenspeck display a flag, similar to the 80 that the Laconia Main Street Initiative hopes to replace in time for Memorial Day. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho) Wanted downtown: made in America flags for Memorial Day By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — With Memorial Day approaching, members of the Laconia Main Street Initiative think it’s high time for the current batch of American flags flying downtown to be retired and replaced with new ones. And, while 3.29 99** Fuel Oil OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. 10 day cash price* Laconia 524-1421 subject to change they’re at it, the merchant members are hoping to purchase and install about 240 planters throughout the downtown area. The beautification effort will cost $13,500, said Main Street president John Moriarty, adding that flags are generally good for about two seasons of use. “They’re well beyond their acceptable life,” he said of the current stock. The outgoing flags also have another flaw — they were made overseas. Since the Main Street Initiative seeks to promote the vitality of local economies, Moriarty said it seemed important for the flags to be purchased from a domestic see FLaGs page 8 3.299 10-day Heating Oil Cash Price: WELCOME BOB SALOME * Buy One Get One FREE Eyeglasses and Sunglasses! 527-1100 Belknap Mall 524-1480 * subject to change WEIRS Drive-In Theater Sneak showing Thursday, May 16 at 8 pm (one show) Star Trek into Darkness Pg13 Rt. 3 Weirs Beach 603-366-4723

The Laconia Daily Sun, May 15, 2013

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