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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013 FRIDAY VOL. 14 NO. 140 LACONIA, N.H. 527-9299 FREE Police want 2nd-hand shops under pawnshop law B G O Only secondhand dealers lem Oriented Policing (POP) vent it. Main Street project on non-retail crime. The non-retail theft category who buy merchandise from LACONIA — Police are lookthe general public would be “The more strict it is, the for the purposes of the POP Bridge ing to put some more teeth into project includes thefts from included. better protected everybody city’s pawnshop ordinance The proposed ordinance, is,” said Patrol Officer Lindsey cars, homes, and other personal project bids the by adding secondhand merthat must be approved by the Legere who along with Det. business, burglary, and robbery. chandise dealers to the list of Dan Carson spoke yesterday The proposed ordinance Laconia Licensing Board and businesses that must report approved by the City Council, to the Police Commission about would stiffen the record keepopened; see 2ND-HAND page 14 daily to them. non-retail theft and how to prestemmed in part from a Probcity’s Sting allegedly catches Belmont man selling pot inside village store decision to he had a lot of marijuana and was willing to however the reason for the order is not B G O sell it to any employees who wanted some. known. wait seems BELMONT — Police arrested a local man William Fort, Jr., 30, of 41 Depot St. had Fort is charged with one count of sales of who allegedly walked into the Belmont Vilalso been ordered on November 8 by Judge a controlled drug and one count of breach see POT STING page 15 lage Store Tuesday and told the employees Jim Carroll not to enter the Village Store, to have paid off Front row seats for The Nutcracker Y AIL BER THE LACONIA DAILY SUN Y AIL BER THE LACONIA DAILY SUN BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — After the bids to reconstruct the Main Street Bridge over the Winnipesaukee River were opened yesterday, City Manager Scott Myers said that he was “comfortable that the project could be undertaken within the time frame and financial parameters we anticipated.” When the project was first put to bid in March, all eight bids were approximately 35-percent above the estimate of $2.3 million prepared by Dubois & King, Inc., consulting engineers, with the lowest bid at $3.15 million. Moreover, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT), which was expected to contribute 80 percent of the cost, found itself strapped for funds and capped its share at a flat dollar amount, doubling the cost born by the city to $1.6 million. At the time, Myers proposed two options. see BRIDGE page 10 OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. Laconia 524-1421 “Clara” (Iona Darling of the Northeastern Ballet Theater) dances to music from The Nutcracker for youngsters at Gilford Public Library one morning earlier this month. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) 3.59 99** Fuel Oil 10 day cash price* subject to change LASER CAR WASH Express $6.00 Gilford Deluxe $8.00 Works $10.00 Mart Rte. 11 Gilford, NH • 524-8014 “Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.” Home Delivered to your door by 6:30am Call 866-665-6068

The laconia daily sun, december 20, 2013

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