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Friday, august 19, 2011 friday VOL. 12 NO. 56 THE LACONIA DAILY SUN 24 Hr. Hot Line 366-4723 Rt. 3 Weirs Beach 527-9299 FrEE Parking ticket revenue dives without seasonal help By Michael Kitch Weirs Drive-In Theater LaCONia, N.H. LACONIA — After dropping by nearly half during the fiscal year that ended in June, revenue from parking violations has fallen even faster this summer without the seasonal personnel — Community Resource Officers (CROs) — hired by the Police Department for parking enforce- ment and other responsibilities. In fiscal year 2010, the police issued 1,257 parking tickets, which represented $40,600 in revenue while in fiscal year 2011, only 536 tickets — 57-percent fewer — were issued — and just $21, 000 — 48-percent less — was collected. With no funding for CROs in the police budget, the decline in tickets and revenue accelerated this summer. In June, only 130 parking tickets were issued compared to 394 in June 2010, a drop of 67-percent, and in July the decrease was even greater as citations fell 77-percent, from 479 in 2010 to 108 in 2011. The impact of reduced enforcement during the summer tourist season has been see TiCKETS page 23 Domestic dispute in Belmont leads to tense standoff with police Now Open Every Night! Fri. Aug. 19 - Thurs. Aug. 25 SCREEN 1 Conan the Barbarian - R (Plays 1st) Co-feature Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Pg13 SCREEN 2 The Smurfs - Pg (Plays 1st) Co-feature Spy Kids, All the Time in the World - Pg SCREEN 3 Fright Night - R (Plays 1st) Co-feature Final Destination - R SCREEN 4 30 Minutes or Less - R (Plays 1st) Co-feature Friends with Benefits - R By Michael Kitch Box office opens at 7pm. Show starts at dusk or approximately 8PM - NEW TIME!! Admission: Adults $8.50 (2 adult minimum price per car). Children 11 and under in cars are free. Buses, large groups will be priced at Box Office. THE LACONIA DAILY SUN Hal Graham, left, and Peg Graham, right, of the Belknap Range Trail Tenders, go over a trail map with Bruce Kneuer, who will be making a 20-mile run which will take him to the summits of 12 mountains in the Belknap Range this Saturday. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun) There’s only 1 way to reach summits of all 12 peaks in Belknap Range in a day . . . run By RogeR aMsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Two veteran long-distance runners will be tackling the Belknap Mountain Range this weekend in an attempt to reach the summits of a dozen mountains in one day. Bruce Kneuer and Bob Salome will be setting out from the base lodge of Gunstock Mountain Resort at 6 a.m. Saturday and heading up 1,690 3.39 99** 21 Weeks St., Weirs Beach, NH 366-5800 Fuel Oil OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. Nicest Outdoor Restaurant with Full Bar 10 day cash price* Laconia 524-1421 subject to change Friday 7pm-10pm Big Umbrella Comedy Show foot high Mount Rowe for the first part of a grueling 20-mile run along the Belknap Mountain range trail system that will, hopefully, see them finish in the Mount Major parking lot in Alton sometime around 2:30 in the afternoon. They are neighbors who have run together many times, including a 100-mile race last year in Vermont, and have been busy in recent weeks getting see BELKNaP raNGE page 7 Modern Woodmen Touching lives. Securing futures.® FRATERNAL FINANCIAL Concerned about low CD rates? Call Tyler W. Simpson, CLU-ChFC at 968-9285 BELMONT — A local man faces charges arising from a domestic dispute Wednesday night during which he allegedly shoved his girlfriend and brandished a shotgun then refused to surrender to police and attempted to flee the scene. Scott Keniston, 48, of 223 Hoadley Road was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, a class B felony, as well as simple assault and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors. He was order to have no contact with the victim and released on $10,000 personal recognizance and $500 cash bail following his arraignment before Judge Jim Carroll in Laconia District Court yesterday. At 10.17 p.m. Belmont police were informed that a female caller to 911 reported that her mother had been assaulted and threatened with a gun at their home at 223 Hoadley Road. Corporal Stesee STaNdOff page 23 APPLETREE NURSERY 25% OFF TREES & SHRUBS Few exceptions Rt. 3 - Winnisquam, NH ~ 524-8031 Mon-Sat 8:00-5:00 & Sun 9:00-4:00

The Laconia Daily Sun, August 19, 2011

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