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Lynch’s budget message a downer for Laconia

Will revival No money for Huot Center improvements & at least $1.2-million less in state aid to city and school of Colonial B M K the impact of the governor’s proposal. “This state withdraws significant amounts of casts a cloud over plans for any other initiafunding, the city will no choice but to cut ultimately LACONIA — With his fourth biennium tives. It has chilling effect,” he said. its payroll. budget address, Governor John Lynch yesCity Manager Eileen Cabanel said that “It will mean people,” she said. “It has to require terday brought no joy to City Hall because “it is early in the process and you never be. There’s nothing else.” city officials estimate proposed reductions know what might happen before it is over.” The governor recommended altogether public in state payments to cities and towns But, she added that “this is serious downeliminating the state’s share of employer would cost local property taxpayers more shifting.” retirement contributions for police officers, private than $1.2-million. Cabanel said that to ensure that there is firefighters and school teachers, which in takes what was already a very diffino increase in the amount raised by prop2009 — the last year the state funded its partnership? cult“This situation for the city and makes it even erty taxes is she is already seeking to trim full share of 35-percent — amounted to y





MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is poised to strip collective bargaining rights from most of the state’s 175,000 public employees in the boldest step by a new Republican governor and Legislature to solve budget problems by confronting organized labor. The state Senate and Assembly are expected to vote as soon as Thursday on Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to end collective bargaining for all state, county and local workers except for police, firefighters and the state patrol. More than 10,000 public employees staged demonstrations at the state Capitol Tuesday to protest the measure, banging on drums and screaming “Save our state!” and “Kill the bill!,” and a parade of witnesses testified before lawmakers about the impact on middleclass families. But legislative leaders said Walker now has enough support in both chambers to approve the measure, which he said is necessee COLOnIaL page 8

more difficult,” said Mayor Mike Seymour, who confessed he had yet to fully digest

$363,982 for city employees and $385,656 see LynCH page 9

NHIAA Executive Director Pat Corbin (left) and Laocnia High School Principal Steven Beals congratulate LHS football coach Craig Kozens (red jacket) at last night’s meeting of the Laocnia School Board. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Kozens named Northeast U.S. Football Coach of the Year By Gail OBer


LACONIA — Before a standing room only crowd at last night’s school board meeting, high school football coach Craig Kozens was officially named the National Federation of High School Coaches Association’s Northeast Football Coach of the Year for 2010. The annual award is given to a coach that not only exemplifies what sports is all about,


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but who goes the extra mile for his team, school, players and community. Kozens, who joined the LHS faculty from New Hampton School 10 years ago, was nominated by Principal Steven Beals, who said, “Craig is a terrific football coach and a better person. He cares deeply for everyone involved in his program and leads it with dignity and class and I am proud to work with him and call him

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my colleague.” On hand for the presentation was New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletics Association executive director and long-time friend of Sachem football Pat Corbin who lauded Kozens as not only a great football coach but one of the reasons the Division IV team enjoys the great state reputation it has. He described a New Hampshire coach winning this

award as a “truly remarkable event” because of the state’s small size and population. By means of comparison, Corbin said the state of Florida has 1.3-million students who participate in high school sports noting that’s more that the entire population of New Hampshire. Kozens, although he knew the award was coming, at time seemed overwhelmed by the see KOZens page 11

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Computer crushes human champs on Jeopardy

NEW YORK (AP) — The computer brained its human competition in Game 1 of the Man vs. Machine competition on “Jeopardy!” On the 30-question game board, veteran “Jeopardy!” champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter managed only five correct responses between them during the Double Jeopardy round that aired Tuesday. They ended the first game of the two-game face-off with paltry earnings of $4,800 and $10,400 respectively. Watson, their IBM supercomputer nemesis, emerged from the Final Jeopardy round with $35,734. Tuesday’s competition began with Jennings (who has the longest “Jeopardy!” winning streak at 74 games) making the first choice. But Watson jumped in with the correct response: What is leprosy? He followed that with bang-on responses Franz Liszt, dengue fever, violin, Rachmaninoff and albinism, see WATSON page 8

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Bahrain square becomes new center for Arab anger DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of protesters took over a main square in Bahrain’s capital Tuesday — carting in tents and raising banners — in a bold attempt to copy Egypt’s uprising and force high-level changes in one of Washington’s key allies in the Gulf. The move by demonstrators capped two days of clashes across the tiny island kingdom that left at least two people dead, parliament in limbo by an opposition boycott and the king making a rare address on national television to offer condolences for the bloodshed. Security forces — apparently under orders to hold back — watched from the sidelines as protesters chanted slogans mocking the nation’s ruling sheiks and called for sweeping political reforms and

an end to monarchy’s grip on key decisions and government posts. The unrest in Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, adds another layer to Washington’s worries in the region. In Yemen, police and government supporters battled nearly 3,000 marchers calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in a fifth straight day of violence. Yemen is seen as a critical partner in the U.S. fight against a network inspired by al-Qaida. The Pentagon plans to boost its training of Yemen’s counterterrorism forces to expand the push against the alQaida in the Arabian Peninsula faction, which has been linked to attacks including the attempted airliner bombing in December 2009 and the failed mail bomb plot involving cargo planes last summer.

Saleh has been holding talks with Yemen’s powerful tribes, which can either tip the balance against him or give him enough strength to possibly ride out the crisis. The political mutinies in the Arab world show the wide reach of the calls for change spurred by the toppling of old-guard regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. In Jordan, hundreds of Bedouin tribesmen blocked roads to demand the government return lands they once owned. Saudi activists are seeking to form a political party in a rare challenge to the near-absolute power of the pro-Western monarchy. Yemen’s grinding poverty and tribal complexities also stand in contrast to the relative wealth and Western-style malls and coffee shops in Bahrain’s capital of Manama. see BAHRAIN page 8

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is poised to strip collective bargaining rights from most of the state’s 175,000 public employees in the boldest step by a new Republican governor and Legislature to solve budget problems by confronting organized labor. The state Senate and Assembly are expected to vote as soon as Thursday on Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to end collective bargaining for all state, county and local workers except for police, firefighters and the state patrol. More than 10,000 public employees staged demonstrations at the state Capitol Tuesday to protest the measure, banging

on drums and screaming “Save our state!” and “Kill the bill!,” and a parade of witnesses testified before lawmakers about the impact on middle-class families. But legislative leaders said Walker now has enough support in both chambers to approve the measure, which he said is necessary to address a projected $3.6 billion budget deficit. “We’re broke and we don’t want to lay off almost 20,000 people,” said Senate President Mike Ellis, a Republican, who added, “They’ve got the votes to pass it.” Union representatives were attempting to sway key moderates for a compromise but

Democrats said the bill would be tough to stop. “The Legislature has pushed these employees off the cliff but the Republicans have decided to jump with them,” said Sen. Bob Jauch, one of 14 Democrats in the 33 member chamber. New Republican governors and legislatures in other states have proposed cutting back on public employee costs to reduce budget shortfalls, but Wisconsin’s move appears to be the earliest and most extensive. Wisconsin was the first state to enact a comprehensive collective bargaining law in 1959 and is also the birthplace of the Amersee UNIONS page 7

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Lynch goes after N.H. hospitals, alleging overbuilding & too high salaries

CONCORD (AP) — Gov. John Lynch criticized hospital spending on new construction, executive salaries and advertising and on Tuesday recommended cutting their state subsidy and using the money to pay for wheelchairs, medicine and other optional Medicaid services for the poor. Lynch outlined his budget priorities to legislators Tuesday and said protecting health care for New Hampshire’s poor was a priority as the state struggles to emerge from the recession without federal stimulus money. “Cutting Medicaid optional services would hurt more than 40,000 people. It would result in sicker people, and even, potentially, deaths,” Lynch said. “It would drive up our health care costs.” Lynch criticized hospitals for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on expansions that drive up health care costs. He called on the state board, which is responsible for approving such construction, to institute a moratorium on new facilities. “Instead of using excess cash to reduce care costs, hospitals spend it on advertising trying to attract market share from each other; on buying physician and laboratory practices across

the state; and then increasing overhead charges to patients,” he said. Lynch said he redirected $20 million of the subsidy to help hospitals pay for free care to fund Medicaid optional services. Steve Ahnen of the New Hampshire Hospital Association said hospitals’ investments have benefited New Hampshire citizens. “The investments that have been made over the last several years and that are being planned in the future are designed to provide high quality, state of the art health care to patients and communities our hospitals serve, including upgrades to a number of our state’s smaller, rural hospitals that have not been renovated for decades,” he said. Ahnen said taking the $20 million from money used to cover free care will drive up the cost of health care in the state. Lynch also proposed sweeping spending cuts in his budget, from eliminating more than 200 state jobs, to closing a small agency and ending a subsidy for driver’s education. “Some programs that people and businesses rely on will no longer be

N.H. approves “Right to Work’, 221 to 131 CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire House has voted to end the practice of requiring nonunion members to pay a share of collective bargaining costs. The House voted 221-131 Tuesday to send the bill to the Senate. Gov. John Lynch had objected the bill would undercut the collective bargaining process in the state.

The House amended the bill to remove the obligation of public sector unions to bargain on behalf of nonunion members. Supporters argued the bill increases personal freedoms. Opponents said it could create problems for employers, such as creation of minority bargaining units.

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there, or will operate differently,” the Democratic governor said. “There are programs that provide real value to our citizens that we simply can no longer afford.” Lynch’s budget contains no new or higher taxes, but it does renew an unpopular $30 surcharge on vehicle registrations set to expire and includes cutting the $150 per student subsidy for driver’s education. It also calls for 255 workers to be laid off and eliminates nearly 900 unfilled jobs. Unlike the last budget that relied on $380 million in federal stimulus help, Lynch’s budget counts on no one-time

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Thankfully, the Egyptians did it without us As a rationale for invading Iraq, then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said: “The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity — and an obligation — to help them turn this desire into reality.” Yes they did, but no we didn’t. The desire for freedom fueled the revolution in Egypt. Thankfully, we Americans stayed out of it. And young Egyptians handled the ouster of their repressive leader with brilliant nonviolence. Against the advice of some in his administration, President Obama kept the United States on the side of change — which, in this case, meant the sidelines. Hosni Mubarak’s rambling speech and the sight of every kind of Egyptian demanding a new society convinced Obama that this Mideast strongman was on his way out. Not only couldn’t America save him, it had better not be seen trying. The Tunisian and Egyptian upheavals are setting off similar democratic passions elsewhere in the region, including in Iran. Note that no American blood and little treasure are being spent helping the people “turn their desires into reality.” How odd that the unauthorized Wikileaks airing of U.S. embassy cables aided the glorious change in Tunisia. An American diplomat apparently called Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s family a “quasi mafia” running “organized corruption.” America’s neocon warriors got one thing right. Mideast youth wanted democracy. But they got the big part wrong, insisting that young American soldiers had to get it for them. Foreigners can’t micromanage another people’s revolution, which the neocons thought they had the genius to do. And all that sugary talk about invading countries as a selfless act insulted the intelligence. Sure, we wanted them to have the blessings of democracy, but other agendas, including oil, are why we went into Iraq and not Eritrea. In 2004, pictures emerged of abuses by wayward American prison guards and of Iraqi civilians killed in the war. A U.S.-sponsored

poll at the time found that four out of five Iraqis held negative views of our venture. Asked about this on “Meet the Press,” then-Secretary of State Colin Powell kept up the neocon patter: “We’re going to stay and help the Iraqis do what we know the Iraqi people want, and that is to have a democracy based on free elections.” American weaponry helped power the pro-democracy demonstrations in Tunisia, Egypt and Iran, but not the kind the Pentagon buys. The armaments this time were the made-in-America social networking systems Facebook and Twitter. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans saw new communications technologies as a frightening tool that empowered the demons. But here it is being used to create democratic movements that will, we hope, open economic opportunity for frustrated Middle Easterners. Once the young people get busy working and making money, their grievances with the West will fade. During the mass protests in Egypt, many of the old neocon voices worried that Mubarak’s ouster would open the floodgates to radical Islamic forces. The story was that they, the neocons, knew best how to orchestrate the change. They would prod Mubarak to slowly move toward democratization, something he had no intention of doing. In 2004, Powell said of Iraq: “We have 138,000 troops there providing security. We have provided $18-billion for reconstruction, and we’re helping now the Iraqi people develop a democratic system.” We have no troops in Egypt and haven’t bombed anything we have to reconstruct. The road to Egyptian democracy may run zigzag, but as long as the masses have their Facebook town halls, it won’t get blocked. All Americans need do is cheer them on, and isn’t that a nice thing? (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

— LETTERS — I-L After Prom fundraiser at Mame’s was a great gathering To the editor, Many thanks to all the folks who supported the kick-off fundraising dinner at Mame’s for the Inter-Lakes After Prom Chem Free Party. A great gathering of community minded friends, parents, and community leaders arrived to show their support for the event with proceeds donated to help fund the party. We are grateful to the Inter-Lakes Seniors who provided the service for the guests with gratuities also donated to the fund. Phil and Jan Sanguedolce rounded out the sup-

live entertainment. A great time was had and many thanks to all. The next event will be LIVE AUCTION that will be held on Thursday, March 24th. PK and Martha Zyla are graciously donating their services to ensure a lively fun evening. Mark your calendar! The After Prom Committee is requesting donations of services or items for the auction. If you have something you would like to donate, please call John at 387-8356. John Cook Mame’s Restaurant

LETTERS Now is not the time to commit to far-reaching indebtedness To the editor, I agree with the several points made by Mr. Derek Kline in his recent letter to your paper, in which he lays out his reasons for opposing the new Center Harbor municipal police complex proposal. Mr. Kline notes that many Center Harbor residents remain unemployed or under-employed because of the recession. He concludes that now is not the time for the town to be committing to a 30-year municipal debt to finance a 1.4-million dollar police complex. Even though, at age 67, I find myself in the official census category of: “widow-retired”, I am also unemployed, that is, I have no income, except Social Security and my savings, to live on. The interest on these savings is currently .04-percent and has not seen 1-percent for some time. Mr. Kline also points out that many families in Center Harbor are struggling to live within their means. A crucial aspect of succeeding in that regard is in recognizing all of one’s obligations and indebtedness. Before we vote on March 8, I urge everyone to take stock of our total obligations as taxpayers, to the State

of New Hampshire, as well as to the town of Center Harbor. According to Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, New Hampshire’s pension system’s unfunded, long-term obligations are nearly $4.75-billion. The N.H. Retirement System fund is at 58.5-percent of what it needs to meet its long-term obligations to all workers and retirees and taxpayers have seen their contributions quadruple over the past decade, from $70-million in 2000 to $302-million last year. As a consequence of the growing pension payment, and shrinking state revenues (due to the recession and our over-extended federal government), all other state government spending will be crowded out and, thus, downshifted to the towns. In such difficult and uncertain times, now is simply not the time to choose to commit ourselves to such far-reaching indebtedness, when we don’t have to! Please join me in voting “NO” to this unwise proposal. Barbara Kidder Center Harbor

Many people to thank for success of One Book One Community To the editor, Many thanks for all those that helped make Moultonborough’s One Book One Community 5th Annual Kickoff on Thursday Feb. 3 a success. Thank you to reporter Erin Plummer and the Meredith News for their coverage. Alaskan Author and Sled Dog Musher Pam Flowers captured the audience at kickoff with her adventurous tales of being the first woman and American to cross 2,500 miles of Arctic America alone. Thank you to Kenda Corcoran and her five musicians, who entertained us with their wonderful musical talents. The One Book Committee has worked extremely hard on the scheduling of events and Mother Nature has cooperated so far supplying the snow! We urge the public to read the book “Woodsong” by Gary Paulsen as well as other companion sled dog titles and learn more about the exciting life of sled dogs. The Moultonborough Public Library and Bayswater Book Co. will help you find the books that have been recommended. I would like to thank Chris Misavage

for designing our buttons and Megan Greenbaum for making the attractive event flyers. Others on the One Book One Community Committee include Nadine Clark, Carissa O’Gara, Mike and Kate Lancor, Judi Knowles, Elizabeth Ireland, Linda Isabelle, Michelle Taft, Sara Fogarty, Dan Reidy, Gerry Buteau, Karin Wailgum, Maura King, Lauren Skilling and Scott Laliberte. The Girl Scouts of Moultonborough will be collecting Pennies for Paws and will be given to the N.H. Humane Society. Look for donation containers around town. Thank you to all of those that brought donations during kickoff. A Writing Group Session, History of the Chinook Dogs Discussion, Full Moon Hike, “Iron Will” Movie, Book Discussions, Astronomy Event and Potluck Culminating Dinner with a meet and Greet Sled Dog team are some of our exciting Feb.-March events. For more info contact Moultonboro Public Library at 476-8895 or call me at 253-4656. Diane Campbell, Chairperson Moultonborough One Book One Community

2nd meeting of Better Together’s Summer Lunch program is Feb. 24 To the editor, Better Together’s summer lunch program, “GOT LUNCH?”, in association with the Congregational Church Laconia is holding its 2nd meeting on Thursday, February 24th at the Laconia Middle School at 4 p.m.. We have made many strides in establishing a model we think will work in Laconia. If you have any ideas we’d love to hear them. We are thrilled to have received enthusiastic support from the school district and many area agencies. We are ready to continue to move forward. If you would like to help, or just to listen, we welcome you to join us. Ours is an ambitious plan that will

ensure that no Laconia child goes to bed hungry this summer. Not one. If you can’t make the meeting but are interested please leave your name with the Congregational Church of Laconia church office and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. (802-524-0668). Please join us. (For more information on Better Together visit or call 524-1741 x 15. Better Together meets at the Laconia Middle School on the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. John Walker Better Together Volunteer


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LETTERS I estimate police station will cost between $2.7 & $3.1-million To the editor, Over the past months, many people have engaged in the debate over the proposed new Center Harbor Police Complex, which I now estimate will cost tax payers between $2,700,000 and $3,100,000, and this excludes the hundreds of thousands of dollars in increased operating cost. Some have debated openly and others have done so quietly fearing retribution. I guess it’s easy to see why, we are debating on a project driven by a Building Committee, whose members, secretary and advisers include police officers, town employees and town paid service providers. It does not surprise me that they would propose a massive multi-million dollar project; actually, it would have surprised me had they not. Fortunately, the issues surrounding the proposed police complex are relatively simple, NEED and COST. We know that independent analysis and standards do not support the need and we know the cost is well beyond our means, that’s why the proponents want to load us up on millions in long term debt. I stand behind the letter my wife and I sent out in January as being 100-percent factual and provable by either written or recorded information collected on this project. In fact, we set as a standard that we could substantiate every detail in a court of law if ever challenged. Since both my wife and I are from this area and have grown up within the New Hampshire form of government, we understand the sacrifice that N.H. elected officials endure, we and our family members have endured it ourselves. So our fight is for responsible governance, not against any individual, and we know from the dozens of e-mails and letters we receive

almost daily, we are not alone. Center Harbor has never taken on massive long-term debt to be passed to succeeding generations. Of course, there are those “emergency” situations that can not be avoided such as Kelsey Ave., but what Center Harbor is now contemplating is completely different, this is massive long-term debt for something we do not need. The fact is, most of us will be dead long before this bond is paid off and the children we see getting off school busses today will have kids of their own before the final payment is made. Some have argued, it’s the path to the 21st Century, borrow as much as you can and spend baby spend. Others in this community believe that you should only do what you can afford and creating the short term “illusion” of prosperity through long-term debt never pays off. Just look at the State of N.H., and the governor’s statement, “the party is over”. Just imagine, $3,000,000 for a 30-year-old building after all cost and interest. Because excluding additional operating cost and maintenance, that’s what will come out of our pockets for the initial structure alone. It’s not long until March 8th and we all get a chance to vote and decide on our own what we think responsible government is. If we elect to pull out the credit card and load up on debt, my wife and I will pay our share. And when we get the next “emergency”, we will just have to load up on more debt, and of course, we will pay our share of that too. It’s a simple formula; we all know how it ends. Load up on debt, build and grow as fast as you can, then flounder as you watch it crumble. Sadly, we have many examples across the country to follow. Keith Markley Center Harbor

I think I’ll vote for Donald Trump, he thinks like some of use do To the editor, People who are getting pensions are finding out that our so-called government is chipping away at them, little by little. Pretty soon pensions will be gone at the rate they are taking little by little. No cost of living increase for Social Security. I guess seniors do not count. They worked hard all their lives just to get kicked around by our government. It is just a matter of time before we all see a revolution in this country. If the government would cut their pay and stop giving illegals everything they want we would be able to come out of this mess. But, no they are too busy getting into our pockets with everything and anything they dam well please. It is a shame to see people struggle in their so called GOLDEN YEARS! Nothing is going down everything is going up. Everyone is on the take. We are all getting SCREWED! Is anyone happy with what is going on? Maybe the LIBERALS are. They are a big part of the problem in this country.

Anyone who takes Amtrak, which is run by the government, is crazy. It is dirty and expensive. We took it and it was a BAD experience. Never again. Our country should have had high speed rail years ago. Every country seems to be ahead of us in every way. So we are going to be a third-world country. We cannot afford to help other countries when we are going to hell in a hand basket. It is all about GREED and CORRUPTION. We are imploding within. The handwriting on the wall is scary. Most people do not see this. America needs to wake up NOW before it is too late. I still say we all need to pray to God to heal us and our nation. Look around and see the corruption that is going on. It is not just the government, it is the people as well. I think I will vote for Donald Trump if he runs for president. He thinks like some of us do. Unless he is stopped from doing the right thing. We are NOT the SUPPER POWER anymore! Anna DeRose Moultonborough

Let me explain why we send a fire truck out with an ambulance To the editor, As Fire Chief for the City of Laconia I am asked many questions about how or why we do certain things. One frequently asked question is “Why do you send a fire truck when I called for an ambulance?” I would like to explain this policy. The members of the fire department are very concerned with delivering quality care to you our customers. We exist to save lives and property from fire and other natural and manmade disasters and emergencies. It is with that mission in mind that we respond to calls for help. One of the most common reasons to send a fire truck to a medical emergency is that the fire truck will get to the patient sooner. This is what happens when the emergency is in the Weirs, or if the ambulance is at another call and will be delayed. The firefighters arriving on the fire truck have the skills and training to help stabilize the patient. In most circumstances, this crew of firefighters will arrive several minutes before the ambulance can arrive. All of our primary fire trucks are equipped with semi-automatic defibrillators and advanced medical equipment. All of our staff cars and reserve vehicles carry first aid and trauma equipment. The speed with which we can reach you and provide medical aid can mean the difference between a quick recovery and in many cases life and death. If the initial call is for a serious medical emergency, such as a person choking or cardiac arrest the fire truck crew is dispatched along with the ambulance crew. The two-person crew on the fire truck provides an extra level of support in treating the patient. The two firefighters assigned to the ambulance can focus directly on patient care. The two additional firefighters can do such things as gather much needed medical history and information, carry in extra equipment, prepare the ambulance for transport, and assist with CPR. A study conducted in Seattle, Washington indicated that if four properly trained people are on scene of a cardiac arrest within four minutes, and perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) along with administering semi-automatic defibrillation, the chances of survival are increased by 60-percent. If paramedics then support these four-trained people within eight minutes, the chances of survival increase by 75-percent. Your survival may depend on the extra help. We staff our primary ambulance with

at least one Firefighter/Paramedic. Many times there are additional paramedics on duty staffing the fire trucks. We have a cardiac save rate of 24-percent, which is four times the national average. A fire truck is also dispatched to motor vehicle accidents, as well as many other types of non-fire emergencies. At a motor vehicle accident the potential for a fire is very high. The average automobile can carry upwards to 20 gallons of gasoline. The fire crew is there to eliminate ignition sources and extinguish a fire if one should occur. They are also there to help extricate victims from the wreck and assist in treating the injured. Removing an injured person from a car wreck, without subjecting the person to more injuries, can be difficult at best. Well-trained people working as a team are needed to prevent further injury to the patient. The firefighters are also responsible for extricating a victim of a car crash. The fire truck is equipped with the Jaws of Life, air lifting bags, saws, cutters, and other assorted tools to get a person out of a car or a piece of machinery. In addition, at many accidents there is more than one patient and the firefighters will be assigned to treat those people. There are times when the firefighters assigned to the ambulance will call for assistance at a scene. A common scenario is helping to carry a person from their home. Carrying a patient down a flight of stairs is difficult and dangerous. By having the extra firefighters at a scene we reduce the risk of further injury to patient and to the firefighters themselves. Statistically the greatest number of injuries to firefighters is sprains and strains to the lower back. A majority of these injuries are received as the firefighters are removing a victim from a car crash or lifting the patient from their bed. The firefighters will extend themselves beyond their own limits in order to prevent further injury to the patient. Many times in doing this they will injure themselves. The stretcher and patient combined can weigh several hundred pounds. Carrying this load down from the third floor, or across a snow covered lawn is difficult. If there are any questions that you would like me to answer please ask. My phone number is 524-6881 or you can e-mail me at, or drop a note in the mail to Fire Headquarters, 848 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 Chief Ken Erickson Laconia Fire Department

SB-27: So a privileged few may fly around the lake in thunder boats To the editor, So let’s see if I got this straight, rather than just stay with the very reasonable 45 MPH speed limit on our lake that has allowed it to “provide for the safe and mutual enjoyment of a variety of uses”, in accordance with RSA 270;1-II, we have Dave Nix of Belmont telling us that smaller boats should be limited to within 150 ft of shore and no-wake speed, and Kevin Parziale, also of Belmont, telling us we should ban fishing and water-ski-

ing on the lake. This in order that a privileged few may again fly around in their offshore “thunder” boats without having to worry about running any of us down. Sound fair? People who want to enjoy the lake in safety or who just want to be sure that this engine of our state’s economy is not destroyed better write to their legislators and tell them to kill SB-27, or these whackos might get their way. Ed Chase, Meredith

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LETTERS Newfound spending $6-million a year more than similar districts To the editor, How much money does our education system really need and WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Last night (Friday, February 11) I attended my first ever deliberative session. Now that I don’t live in Laconia, where all budgets and funding goes through the City Council that I was a part of it is quite interesting to see the SB-2 process up close and personal. Friday night was the 1st Deliberative Session for Newfound Regional School District (SAU 4) at the Newfound Regional High School Auditorium. There are a few interesting articles on the Warrant this year but the most compelling is the school budget. I was a few minutes late because the school board had to have this meeting on a weeknight (even though it was Friday) where I had to rush straight from Concord to get there. (As a side note, it sure would be nice for the public that has to pay this budget bill with their taxes if the meeting could be held on a Saturday morning or afternoon when more people could attend. Though I am quite certain the Friday evening session was chosen for a reason.) But enough of that. I arrived in time to hear the chairman of the Budget Committee, Archie Auger from Bristol explaining the differences between the School Board Proposed Budget and the Budget Committee Proposed Budget and how these numbers were reached. Basically the School Board came to a budget number of just over $24-million, which is the default budget. They were asked by the Budget Committee to look at specific areas not dealing with the educational programs where they could gain some greater efficiency and reduce this number closer to the $23-million budget numbers the committee was ready to propose.

As this process went back and forth between the board and the committee there were six versions of the budget prepared by the School Board, with the last version being over $900,000 more. This became the School Board Proposed Budget, which coincidentally is only $100,000 less than the Default Budget. This meeting was packed with teachers and staff that wanted to make sure there was more money being spent in the school district. An amendment was put forth to include the difference between the two, as the committee budget was being accepted as the budget to vote on. After much debate from both sides the amendment passes by a vote of 160 to 111 with four people not marking their ballots. This brings up the question of why the School District needs so much money. During the debate a slide was shown that showed the similarities between the Mascenic, Shaker, and White Mountain and Newfound districts. All four districts are very similar in student population, the number of students going on to both two and four year colleges, the percentage of students joining the military and they all provide extra-curricular activities of music, arts and sports. That is where the similarities end, since the other three districts have budgets of $18-million and Newfound is looking at close to $24-million. That is a $6-million difference for the same sized schools with the same achievement level. Why? Dr. Ross, the superintendent tried to sell us on the idea that the difference is because the District has 37 out-of-district placements that cost a lot more money. Well if you look at the proposed budget these placements total only $824,000, not $6-million. I have done some research into the rapidly rising cost of education and

here is what I have found: — The national average for American spending on public K-12 education continues at an all-time high and is still rising, reaching $9,266 per pupil in 2004-2005. Total real spending per student (including all levels of government funding) has increased by 23.5-percent over the past decade and 49-percent over the past 20 years, after being adjusted for inflation. — Federal spending on elementary and secondary education has also increased dramatically. Since 1985, real federal spending on K-12 education has increased by 138-percent. — Continuous spending increases have not corresponded with equal improvement in American educational performance. Long-term NAEP reading scale scores and high school graduation rates show that the performance of American students has not improved dramatically in recent decades even though education spending has soared. The conclusion of this research shows that instead of simply increasing funding for public education, the policies should implement education reforms designed to improve both resource management and resource allocation designed to boost student performance. I wonder how many people would be surprised to find out that New Hampshire currently spends an average of $13,358 per student in public education. SAU 4, with 1,376 students is looking at spending $17,385 per student, which is an increase of $664 per student over the Budget Committee’s proposal. I am not convinced that this extra money will improve the quality of education in this state. I am not surprised by the quality of education that our schools are producing. Here in New Hampshire the schools are ranked as 15th best in the nation, which is down from 7th best a few short decades ago. In that time public funding of education in this state has tripled from just over $4,000 per student to more than $13,000 per student. With this kind of increase why aren’t we seeing the quality in this state to improve to number 1 in the nation? Nationally the United States is ranked 33rd overall in science, math and reading out of 33 countries. Let me say that again; The United

States has the WORST EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE WORLD. Taxpayers have invested considerable resources in the nation’s public schools. However, ever increasing funding of education has not led to similarly improved student performance. Nationally the money being invested in public education is rising at a rate fairly similar to the costs associated with health care. The problem with all of this spending is that we have not seen improvements in the results from education but the improvements in health care can be measured. Some other points my research shows is that: — 24 of the top 26 performing countries have nationalized academic standards in core subjects that hold the parents, teachers and students accountable. The United States has not created rigorous national standards and I don’t know of any accountability. — The cost of education per student in the other countries is drastically less than what we pay, with our neighbor to the north (Canada) being ranked 3rd overall in the world and paying approximately 1/3 of what we do. When the World Ranking on Education was established the United States was ranked 5th overall. — The control for the education system in the other countries is kept local at either the municipal or state level. — The United States is the only country on this list that has created a national Department of Education (which doesn’t create national standards for education involving the core subjects) that merely creates more cost per student while lowering our ranking. Instead of simply increasing funding for public education, we should take a close look at reforms aimed at where the precious resource of money is targeted and improvements designed to improve student performance. The most effective way to do this is to concentrate on the core subjects and provide an accountability system for everyone involved in educating our children. How can we expect to achieve greatness if we aren’t teaching our children how to think on their own? I do have more to say on this matter but let this be a start. I will follow-up with more information in the near future. Greg Knytych New Hampton

Moultonborough voters have made it clear they don’t want SB-2 To the editor, Once again there is a citizens’ petition for a SB-2 ballot initiative on both the Town and School District Warrants in Moultonborough. This is certainly the right of any group of 25 registered voters to do. However, a majority of Moultonborough voters have defeated SB-2 in three elections. I take this message very seriously – the majority has spoken. The citizens of Moultonborough have said that they do not want a SB-2 form of government. SB-2 is flawed legislation from Concord that allows small special

interest groups to promote their agendas during the deliberative sessions. Town Meeting is a proven form of government that is open to all. Town Meeting continues to work well for Moultonborough and insures local control. How many times does the majority need to speak? On March 8th, please vote NO on Article 2 on both the town and school ballots. Let’s send a loud message about the support for Town Meeting. Laurie Whitley Moultonborough

Alton Selectboard says police chief’s financial problems none of its business By Gail OBer


ALTON — Selectmen issued a formal statement to the press yesterday saying the town of Alton is not investigating Police Chief Ryan Heath’s non-payment of property taxes. “The Chief’s personal financial difficulties are not public business and do not affect the Chief’s job performance,” said the Selectboard in a four-paragraph press release squeezed through so many legal filters that nary a drop of substance remained. Selectmen also said, in response to unspecified queries, that “there are certain members of the public who feel that they should know the details of everything that happens in the town,” however, the “citizens of Alton have to realize that the Town Administration legally must put the rights of its employees above a member of the public’s individual desire to know what is happening.” “Therefore,” it continued, “the Town Administration will not provide a detailed response to an article but the public can be assured that the town’s interest(s) are being fully and completely protected, that the administration is following the law as it relates to the rights of its employees and that if and when any matter being considered can legally be released to the public, it will be.” Selectmen were ostensibly respond-

ing to a Right-to-Know request from The Daily Sun to look at the monthly check register to determine if Lt. Richard Vanderhoof was on a paid administrative leave — he is — and to learn if the town has entered into any contract with a private or quasi-private agency to “study” the police department — it has, through town Attorney James Sessler. However, the amount he is authorized to spend and where it is being spent is still unknown. The Right-to-Know request also asked for contract information relating to Town Prosecutor Melissa Guldbrandsen because she is a candidate for the position of Belknap County Attorney and, at some point, was also Heath’s personal attorney. The information provided was that her firm was hired as a subcontractor in late January of 2010 and the town has budgeted $54,000 for 2011 for her contract. Information provided from the Town of Alton tax collector and verified with Belknap County Registry of Deeds shows tax liens of $7,099 for 2008 and $7,830 for 2009 on five Cynthia Lane properties owned by Heath’s limited liability company Ryan Heath, LLC. Heath’s five properties are tangled in the web of last year’s collapse of a Meredith mortgage company (FRM) and are being litigated through a bankruptcy trustee appointed by the federal government.

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of 8 percent. The changes would save the state $30 million by June 30 and $300 million over the next two years. Unions could still represent workers, but could not seek pay increases above the Consumer Price Index unless approved by a public referendum. Unions also could not force employees to pay dues and would have to hold annual votes to stay organized. Local police, firefighters and state troopers would retain their collective bargaining rights. In exchange for bearing more costs and losing leverage, public employees were promised no furloughs or layoffs.

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Moultonborough man wins Derby for a 2nd time Keith Bryar of Moultonborough crests a final hill on Sunday afternoon on his way to capturing the John H. Lyman Memorial Open Class race at the 82nd Annual World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia. Bryar’s three-day total time was 2 hours, 29 minutes and 6 seconds. Claude Bellerive of Charette, Quebec was second, about a minute behind (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

BAHRAIN from page 2 But many in Bahrain still boiled down their discontent to a cry for economic justice as well — saying the Sunni rulers control the privileges and opportunities and the Shiite majority struggles with what’s left over and are effectively blackballed from important state jobs. “I demand what every Bahraini should have: a job and a house,” said student Iftikhar Ali, 27, who joined the crowds in the seaside Pearl Square. “I believe in change.” Protesters quickly renamed it “Nation’s Square” and erected banners such as “Peaceful” that were prominent in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Many waved Bahraini flags and chanted: “No Sunnis, no Shiites. We are all Bahrainis.” Others set up tents and distributed tea and kabobs for those planning to spend the night under one of the city’s landmarks: a nearly 300-foot (90-meter) monument cradling a giant white pearlshaped ball that symbolizes the country’s heritage as a pearl diving center. Someone used stones to spell out the message in Arabic: “The real criminals are the royal family.” There is no direct call to bring down the king, whose family has ruled Bahrain for more than two centuries. But he is suddenly under unprecedented pressure to make serious changes in

how the country is run. The key demands — listed on a poster erected in the square — included the release of all political prisoners, more jobs and housing, an elected Cabinet and the replacement of the longtime prime minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Even the security forces they have battled represent something more than just state-backed muscle. Bahrain’s leaders have for years granted citizenship to Sunnis from across the region to expand their base of loyalists and try to gain demographic ground against Shiites, about 70 percent of the population of some 500,000. Many of the Sunnis — Jordanians, Syrians and others — receive police jobs or other security-related posts. In a clear sign of concern over the widening crisis, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa went on nationwide TV to offer condolences for the deaths, pledge an investigation into the killings and promising to push ahead with promised reforms, which include loosening state controls on the media and Internet. “We extend our condolences to the parents of the dear sons who died yesterday and today. We pray that they are inspired by the Almighty’s patience, solace and tranquility,” said the king, who had previously called for an emergency Arab summit to discuss the growing unrest.

COLONIAL from page one sary to address a projected $3.6 billion budget deficit. “We’re broke and we don’t want to lay off almost 20,000 people,” said Senate President Mike Ellis, a Republican, who added, “They’ve got the votes to pass it.” Union representatives were attempting to sway key moderates for a compromise but Democrats said the bill would be tough to stop. “The Legislature has pushed these employees off the cliff but the Republicans have decided to jump with them,” said Sen. Bob Jauch, one of 14 Democrats in the 33 member chamber. New Republican governors and legislatures in other states have proposed cutting back on public employee costs to reduce budget shortfalls, but Wisconsin’s move appears to be the earliest and most extensive. Wisconsin was the first state to enact a comprehensive collective bargaining law in 1959 and is also the birthplace of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the national union representing all nonfederal public employees, which was founded in 1936 in Madison. But the election of Walker, an outspoken conservative, last November and the GOP’s seizing of control of both legislative chambers set the stage for a dramatic reversal of Wisconsin’s strong labor history. Walker’s plan would make workers pay half the costs of their pensions and at least 12.6 percent of their health care premiums. State employees’ costs would go up by an average of 8 percent. The changes would save the state $30 million by June 30 and $300 million over the next two years. Unions could still represent workers, but could not seek pay increases above the Consumer Price Index unless approved by a public referendum. Unions also could not force employees to pay dues and would have to hold annual votes to stay organized. Local police, firefighters and state troopers would retain their collective bargaining rights. In exchange for bearing more costs and losing leverage, public employees were promised no furloughs or layoffs. Walker has threatened to order layoffs of up to 6,000 state workers if the measure did not pass. Wisconsin is one of about 30 states with collective bargaining laws covering state and local workers.

Walker has argued that the public employee concessions are modest considering what private sector workers have suffered during the recession. But Democratic opponents and union leaders said Walker’s real motive was to strike back at political opponents who have supported Democrats over the years. Protesting workers arrived in buses from across the state and poured into the Capitol, where they rallied under the watch of a large security force. Protesters chanted, waved signs and occasionally applauded testimony broadcast from the legislative hearing on monitors set up in the Rotunda. “We’re focusing on being heard as a people, as one, all the unions,” said Michael Hyde, a sergeant at the prison in Waupun. “Government is supposed to be our representative.” Kathy Lusiak, 59, a computer lab aide at Prairie Lane Elementary School in Kenosha, said the bill would cost her about a third of her $21,000-per-year salary. “I’m totally shocked. I never thought it would be this drastic,” said Lusiak, who joined the protest. “It’s very much a nightmare scenario.” The public employee bill is the latest that Walker has pushed through the GOP-controlled Legislature in rapid order since taking office in January. He’s also signed into law tax cuts for businesses that relocate to Wisconsin and those that create jobs and sweeping lawsuit reform. To achieve additional budget savings, he is seeking authority to make changes in the Medicaid program, sell state power plants and restructure existing debt to save about $165 million. Democrats, who lost the governor’s office and control of the Legislature in the November midterm elections, have been powerless to stop to the juggernaut. Republicans hold a five vote margin in the Senate and a 57-38-1 edge in the Assembly. The threat of layoffs helped many lawmakers reluctant to compromise. “Anybody who promises you that there’s an easier way to close this gap is trying to sell you something,” Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in an open letter to Wisconsin workers. Governors in a number of other states, including Ohio, Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee, have called for forcing concessions from public employee unions but no similar measures have moved to final action.

WATSON from page one then landed on a Daily Double in the “Cambridge” category. “I’ll wager $6,435,” Watson (named for IBM founder Thomas J. Watson) said in his pleasant electronic voice. “I won’t ask,” said host Alex Trebek, wondering with everybody else where that figure came from. But Watson knew what he was doing. Sir Christopher Wren was the correct response, and Watson’s total vaulted to $21,035 as the humans stood by helplessly. Watson blew his next response. But so did both his opponents. He guessed Picasso. Jennings guessed Cubism. Rutter guessed Impressionism. (Correct question: What is modern art?) Back to Watson, who soon hit the game’s second Daily Double. But even when he was only 32 percent sure (you could see his precise level

of certainty displayed on the screen), Watson correctly guessed Baghdad as the city from whose national museum the ancient Lion of Nimrud ivory relief went missing (along with “a lot of other stuff”) in 2003. Watson added $1,246 to his stash. He even correctly identified the Church Lady character from “Saturday Night Live.” Even when he bungled Final Jeopardy, Watson (with his 10 offstage racks of computer servers) remained poised. The answer: “Its largest airport is named for a World War II hero; its second largest, for a World War II battle.” Both Jennings and Rutter knew the right response was Chicago. Watson guessed doubtfully, “What is Toronto?????” It didn’t matter. He had shrewdly wagered only $947. The trio will return on Wednesday, when their second game is aired.

Gilmanton police 2nd in command suspended GILMANTON — Police Chief Phil O’Brien confirmed yesterday that as of Feb. 1, Sgt. Dennis Rector has been suspended from the police force. O’Brien’s statements were confirmed by Selectman’s Chair Betty Ann Abbott who declined to address why, saying only that’s it’s a personnel matter. She said the Board and O’Brien had met in a nonpublic session to discuss matters of personnel but declined to reveal their substance. Neither would say if he was still being paid.

This is the second time in less than a year that a high ranking public safety official has fallen afoul of the town’s leaders. Rector is second in command in the police department and is responsible for the town’s juvenile prosecutions. In July, former Fire Chief K.G. Lockwood retired after two claims of errant driving by the Gilmanton Fire Department became public. Rector could not be reached for comment. — Gail Ober

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Young Republican Federation marked President Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday by announcing that Molly Smith and Mark Sanborn have won the 2011 Gipper Award, given each year to the state’s outstanding young Republican activists. Molly Smith is a first-term Representative from Hooksett and works at Easter Seals New Hampshire. The New Hampshire native is a graduate of Laconia High School and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. “Molly is a leader of the new generation of Republican office holders in New Hampshire,” said NH

Young Republican Chair Kerry Marsh, “She has shown a tireless commitment to helping elect Republicans across the state, and honors us with her work at the State house.” Mark Sanborn got his political start with Executive Councilor Ray Burton’s intern program before graduating from the University of New Hampshire. He has worked for Sen. Bob Smith, Con. Charlie Bass, and for the Federal DOT as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Transportation. Sanborn owns Gate City Consulting in Nashua. The New Hampshire Young Republicans will honor the couple at a reception on Wednesday, February 16th at 5:30pm at the Upham Walker House in Concord.

LYNCH from page one for school employees, for a total of $749,638. In 2009, the state reduced its share from 35-percent to 30-percent and the year after to 25-percent. Lynch further proposed paying only 40-percent of promised school building aid for projects completed or underway while continuing the moratorium on additional aid for another two years. Laconia receives more than $800,000 a year in school building aid for improvements to the three elementary schools and construction of the new middle school. The governor’s budget would reduce the annual payment to Laconia by about $480,000. The governor’s budget reduces catastrophic special education aid to school districts. Additional aid, which is currently provided when the cost of a special needs student is 3.5 times the average cost of an elementary school pupil, would only be forthcoming when costs are 19 times the average. School district officials have not yet estimated the local impact. Taken together these measures represent more than $1.2-million in funding from the state to the city and school district that could only be offset by corresponding reductions in municipal and educational services or increases in property taxes. The governor did not propose restoring municipal revenue sharing, which was suspended during the current biennium. Laconia received $646,946 in 2009. On the other hand, he offered no change in the distribution of proceeds from the meals and room tax, which is worth $770,511 to Laconia Funding for improvements to the Huot Technical Center at Laconia High School, although recommended by the New Hampshire Department of Education, was not included in the governor’s capi-

tal budget proposal. School Superintendent Bob Champlin told the School Board last night that “this is clearly a setback,” but hastened to add that although improvements to the technical center at Kingswood High School was previoulsy omitted from the governor’s capital budget, they were ultimately funded by the Legislature. “We need to regroup and move forward,” Champlin said. “this is a political challenge.” Malcolm Murray agreed, saying “we’ve still got to move ahead with the planning.” The chairman of the board, Bob Dassatti said, “Let things settle for a few days,” advising to let lawmakers “get a grasp” before approaching them about the project. However, Lynch did recommend allotting $18.8-million to the New Hampshire Community College System, of which $6.4-million is intended for construction of a health and science building at Lakes Region Community College. President Mark Edelstein said that the facility, which will likely be built as an extension to the new academic building, would house the physical and biological sciences along with the nursing program. The governor’s capital budget also includes $3.9-million for capital improvements to be undersee next page

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from preceding page taken by the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program, which would be recouped by ratepayers of the 10 member municipalities — Laconia, Belmont, Center Harbor, Franklin, Gilford, Meredith, Moultonborough, Northfield, Sanbornton, and Tilton. Apart from the city and school district, the governor’s budget would also weigh on LRGHealthcare by transferring its share of $20-million in payments to hospitals to offset the costs of uncompensated care to support optional Medicaid services such as prescription medications and medical appliances. Henry Lipman, executive vice-president and chief

financial officer of LRGH, said that he has yet to calculate the full implications of the budget for the non-profit corporation. Finally the governor proposed eliminating three community mental health centers and three developmental disabilities centers, without identifying them. Both Genesis Behavioral Health and Lakes Region Community Services could be affected. Maggie Pritchard, executive director of Genesis, said that she expected to learn the details when the heads of the agencies met with officials of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services today. see next page

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1 U.S. immigration agent shot dead & 1 injured while driving in Northern Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed and another wounded while driving through northern Mexico Tuesday, in a rare attack on American officials in this country which is fighting powerful drug cartels. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said one agent was critically wounded in the attack and died from his injuries. The second agent was shot in the arm and leg and remains in stable condition. ICE Director John Morton late Tuesday identified the slain agent as Jaime Zapata, who was on assignment from the office in Laredo, Texas, where he served on the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit as well as the Border Enforcement Security Task Force. The injured agent was not identified. “I’m deeply saddened by the news that earlier today, two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents assigned to the ICE Attache office in Mexico City were shot in the line of duty while driving between Mexico City and Monterrey by unknown assailants,” she said. U.S. and Mexican officials said they were working closely together to investigate the shooting and find those responsible. They did not give a motive for the attack. “Let me be clear: any act of violence against our ICE personnel — or any DHS personnel — is an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety,” Napolitano said. “We KOZENS from page one words of praise spoken by his colleagues and two of his former students John Sands and Doren Logsdon. Sands, now a coach in the Gilford football program, said when he first met Kozens and became part of Sachem football, he was having some rough times and “Coach took me under his wings.” “He’s probably the reason I’m here today,” Sands said. Logsdon is last season’s team captain. “He keeps an eye on all of us,” Logsdon said, adding Kozens treats each player as an individual despite his motto of “no player is more important than the team.” For his part, Kozens simply said he couldn’t have “found a better place to hang his hat” than Laconia. “I’m very thankful for all of your kind words,” he said to his former players. from preceding page Lynch’s budget proposal was aimed at closing a budget gap for the two year period that begins on July 1 that has been estimated by neutral third parties to be in $800-million range. The Democratic governor has insisted that taxes and fees not be raised to help close the gap and the Republican controlled Legislature is in agreement with that philosophy.

remain committed in our broader support for Mexico’s efforts to combat violence within its borders.” The two agents were driving in the northern state of San Luis Potosi when they were stopped at what may have appeared to be a military checkpoint,

said one Mexican official, who could not be named because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case. Mexican military officials said they have no checkpoints in the area.

HOSPITALS from page one spend $2.8 billion in general taxes or 5 percent less than the $2.9 billion in the current budget. That does not include almost $1 billion in education aid. The spending from state taxes is also less than in 2008 and 2009. Lynch’s budget makes hundreds of changes to state government. He proposed streamlining community mental health and developmental disability centers by eliminating administrative positions at six agencies. He also proposed eliminating the Post-Secondary Education Commission, which administers scholarship money, and redirecting most of the funding to other educational programs. Few programs received the same or more funding — the exceptions being the schools and prisons systems. Lynch proposed keeping state school aid the same for the next two years, giving communities the same amount they received this year. The prison system received more money, but Lynch said he has asked private companies to submit proposals to operate parts of the system. “Our intention is to review those proposals and present any viable alternative options for our corrections system to the Legislature during the budget process,” Lynch said. Lynch’s budget also relies on using technology to close four motor vehicle substations. Drivers can renew licenses online and the state computer system soon will enable people to pay traffic tickets online.

He proposed ending the state’s partnership with Healthy Kids Corp., which provides subsidized health insurance to lower income families. Instead, he proposed having the state run the program. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse, a Salem Republican, was impressed with the effort Lynch put into the budget. “I think he’s moved the ball a long way down the field,” he said. Morse said he is concerned however with nonschool aid cuts to communities that could mean higher property taxes. He also said Lynch’s estimate of state tax revenues — about $300 million higher than the House’s estimate — may be too optimistic. House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt of Salem said the somber mood in the room reflected the speech, which he called “sobering.” Bettencourt said deeper cuts may be needed to keep House Republicans’ pledge not to shift costs onto communities through Lynch’s proposed aid cuts. He pointed to Lynch’s proposal to no longer pay a share of local retirement costs. Senate President Peter Bragdon, R-Milford, reserved judgment until he could analyze the budget’s details and said the governor made a number of proposals that should be considered. House speaker William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, criticized Lynch’s rosy revenue estimates and the $30 registration surcharge. “He’s telling the people no new taxes but there is a tax. A fee is a tax,” O’Brien said.


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Roland P. ‘Roland the Welder’ Boisselle, 89 LACONIA — Roland P. Boisselle, 89, of 113 Garfield St., died at his home on Sunday, February 13, 2011. Mr. Boisselle was the widower of Patricia Ann (Ives) Boisselle, who died in 1973. Mr. Boisselle was born January 13, 1922 in Lacole, Quebec, Canada, the son of Jean Baptiste and Agnes (Coupal) Boisselle. He lived in Chicopee, Mass for several years before moving to Laconia in 1945. He had owned and operated the Laconia Welding Service since 1947. Mr. Boisselle was a member of St. Joseph Church, a life member of the Lions Club and was recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. He was a life member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876 and a founding member of the Laconia Rod & Gun Club. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Laconia Rotary Club. Survivors include a son, James “Buzz” Boisselle, and his wife, Stephanie, of Belmont; a daughter, Lisa Boisselle, of Laconia; three grandchildren, Jacob Michael Bancroft, Brice Roland Boisselle and Lucille Jordan Boisselle; three sisters, Yvette, Marie-Anne and Laurette; his companion of many years, Inez Leroux, of Gilford and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Boisselle

was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. The Laconia Lodge of Elks will conduct a Session of Sorrow at 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Saint Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. A reception is to follow at Noon at the Laconia Elks Club, 17 Sugarbush Lane, Gilford, NH. Spring burial will be in the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, NH. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876, P.O. Box 676, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the Laconia Lion’s Club, P. O. Box 94. Laconia, N.H. 03247. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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LACONIA — Jane Theresa (Laska) Sorrell, 88, formerly of Lyford Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Mrs. Sorrell was born October 17, 1922 in Ludlow, Mass., the daughter of the late Andrew P. and Louise H. (Lazarek) Laska. She was raised in Ludlow and was a graduate and Valedictorian of her class at Ludlow High School. She had been employed at Monsanto Chemical Co. before moving to Laconia sixty years ago. Mrs. Sorrell was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post #1670 Auxiliary. Mrs. Sorrell was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and enjoyed baking chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren. She also loved her sports, the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics and enjoyed puzzles and taking walks. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Arthur A. Sorrell, of Forestview Manor, Meredith; three sons, Fred A. Sorrell and his wife, Mary Jane, of Laconia, Arthur E. Sorrell of Laconia and Gregory Sorrell and his wife, Ann, of Londonderry; four daughters, Rosemary (Sorrell) Poudrier and her husband, Maurice, of Laconia, Laura (Sorrell) Seeley of Laconia; Deborah (Sorrell) Brodbeck and her husband, Joseph, of Venice, Fla. and Jayne (Sorrell) Rudberg and her husband, Glenn, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; seventeen grandchildren, Vickie (Jordan) Hayes, Michelle

(Poudrier) Downs, Julie (Poudrier) Plant, Denise (Poudrier) Normandin, James Sorrell, Sandra Sorrell, Jessica Stitt, Brendan Sorrell, Alexandra Sorrell, Michaela Sorrell, Alicia Sorrell, Thomas Sorrell, Julia Sorrell, Andrew Sorrell, Melissa Rudberg, Kirsten Rudberg and Annaleise Rudberg; eighteen great grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary E. White, of Calif.; ten nieces and five nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Henry Laska, and by two sisters, Elizabeth Skoczolek and Ann Hayes. Family calling hours will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at a later date at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246 or St. Andre Bessette Parish, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

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WEST STEWARTSTOWN, NH – Mr. Oliver I. Durette, 93, of Columbia, NH, passed away Friday afternoon, February 11, 2011, at the Coos County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown, NH. He was born on August 7, 1917, in Gilford, NH, a son to the late Lorenzo and Josphine (Merchant) Durette. At the age of 16, Oliver worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, and he was married to Clara Lindsley in 1939. Oliver worked for Lund’s Ski Shop in Laconia for forty years, and he also later worked for the Texas Eastern Gas Co, retiring from there after 10 years of faithful service. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, watching baseball, four-wheeling, and he enjoyed time spent with his loving family. Oliver is survived by his daughter Norma Bough-

ton and husband Michael of Gilmanton, NH; a son, Arthur Durette of Columbia, NH; a brother George Durette of South Carolina; a sister, Yvonne Good of Ashland, NH; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Clara Durette, in 2007; and a son, Ronald Durette. A graveside committal service will take place in the spring at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia, NH. Expressions of sympathy in Mr. Durette’s memory may be made to the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, NH 03576. Condolences may be offered to the family on-line by going to Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home, Colebrook, NH.

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Jay W. Dunn, 78

MEREDITH — Jay W. Dunn, 78, of Meredith, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011 at Lakes Region General Hospital, of Laconia, after a lengthy illness. Born in Seattle, WA, on February 20, 1932, he was the son of John and Wilhelmina (Hinckle) Dunn. His family resided in Seattle until John was ten and then moved east to Shrewsbury, MA. Jay attended schools in Shrewsbury and went on to further his education at the Cushing Academy, UMASS Amherst, and eventually Emerson College, in Boston. Jay began his long and successful career in radio broadcasting in 1954 at WGAN, Portland, ME, in ’62 through ‘67 he worked for WBZ Boston, WGN Chicago from ’67-’68, WCKY Cincinnati from ’68’69, WPEN & WIBG Philadelphia from ’69-’71, and ending his career at WNEW New York from ’71-’76. Jay lived in Hilton Head Island, SC for 17 years where he worked in real estate. For the last seven years he has resided with his wife in Bay Colony, Meredith. Jay was an avid golfer and also a member of the Waukewan Golf Club. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and a strong sense of family. He is predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia (Foshay) Dunn, formerly of Beverly, MA, in 1994; a daughter, Kristin A. Dunn, in 2004; and his brother, John P. Dunn. Jay is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years, Marilyn J. (Lindberg) Dunn, of Meredith; two daughters, Stephanie Dunn, of New Durham, NH, and Gretchen Liberty, of Contoocook, NH; three step-children, David Bresnahan, of Utah, Daniel J. Bresnahan, of Grafton, MA, and Diane L. Davis, of Westborough, MA; a sister, Joanne Parker, of Westborough, MA; three grandchildren, Kerry B. Newton, of Warren, VT, Nathan and Adam Liberty, of Contoocook, NH; eight step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jay’s memory to the Richard D. McDonough Golf Scholarship Foundation,16 Salmon Street, Manchester, NH 03104, the American Heart Association, or a charity of one’s choice. A calling hour will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 and 104), Meredith, on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 11:00 am through 12:00 pm. A funeral service will follow the calling hour in the funeral home at 12:00 pm. Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor of the 1st Congregational Church of Meredith, will officiate. Interment will be private. Mayhew Funeral Homes of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements.


Madelyn H. Schillinger, 90

LACONIA — Madelyn H. Schillinger, 90, formerly of 10 Hideaway Circle, Gilford, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Monday, February 14, 2011. She was the widow of Joseph A. Schillinger who died in 1997. Mrs. Schillinger was born November 16, 1920 in Philadelphia, Penn., the daughter of Selmar and Marguerite (Schick) Higgins. Mrs. Schillinger was a longtime resident of Laconia before moving to Gilmanton where she lived for eleven years. In 1998, she moved to Gilford. She had been employed at O’Shea’s Department Store, Roger’s Stationery Store and Sawyers Jewelry Store. She was a former member of the Laconia Country Club. Mrs. Schillinger had a lovely singing voice and for many years was a member of the Sweet Adelines. She loved her family and her multitude of friends, including the many that she made during her years at the St. Francis Home in Laconia. She also adored her beloved dog, Teddy. Survivors include two sons, Joseph J. Schillinger of Laconia and Donald R. Schillinger of Morgan Town,

Maureen Florio, 81

BELMONT — Maureen Florio, 81, of 36 Great Brook Drive, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Sunday, February 13, 2011. Mrs. Florio was born July 7, 1929 in Queens, New York, the daughter of Edward and Mary J. (Sheerin) Brennan. Mrs. Florio was had been a resident of Belmont for the past four years coming from Johnstown, Penn. She enjoyed the Crossword Puzzle in the New York Times for many years. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts, reading, Scrabble and was known for her sense of humor Mrs. Florio was a member of Saint Joseph Parish, Belmont. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Peter “Perry” Florio of Belmont; sons Brendan M. and his wife Lyn Florio of Laconia, Perry M. and his wife Amy L. Florio of Florence, S.C. and daughters Marilynn and her husband Walt Stowe of Las Vegas, NV and Patricia and her husband Larry Ceppos of Laytonsville, MD.; 4 grandchildren Sheerin Vesin, Kellan Florio, Katie Florio and Ryan Florio; several

Violet O. Constant, 88 MELROSE, Mass. — Violet O. (Arlin) Constant, 88, of 40 Martin Street and formerly of Lakeport, N.H. died at the Golden Living Center on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Mrs. Constant was born December 24, 1922 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of Everett E. and Lily (Heisler) Arlin. Mrs. Constant lived most of her life in Laconia and served in the U. S. Army WAC during WWII. After WWII, she was employed at Scott & Williams for a number of years and was manager of the Food Cooperative in Lakeport for the Community Action Program. Later, she moved to Massachusetts to work at the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Laconia. Survivors include two sons, Roy E. Constant of Meredith and Allen Constant of Plymouth; a daugh-

W. Virginia; a daughter, Suzanne S. Hankard, of Gilford; two grandchildren, Jennifer A. Schillinger of Gilford and Jessica M. Groleau of Charlotte, North Carolina and a brother, Donald Higgins, of Wheaton, Illinois. There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren Bouton, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Mayhew Foundation, The Mayhew Program, Newfound Lake, PO Box 120, Bristol, NH 03222 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

ter, Esther Graffam, of Gray, Maine; five grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and two nieces. In addition to her parents and a sister, Alberta Gordon, she was predeceased by a sister, Elva De Couto who died January 15, 2011 and by a daughter-in-law, Linda Constant, who January 12, 2011. There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 241 Province Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

nephews and nieces. Beside her parents she was predeceased by a son, Peter M. Florio, Jr.; two brothers Eamon L. Brennan and William Brennan. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, February 14, 2011 at Saint Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Burial followed in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Belknap County Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246. The family wishes to thank the Staff and Nurses for the outstanding care at the Belknap County Nursing Home and also at the Lakes Region General Hospital. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an on line memorial go to

Applications for Opechee Garden Club ‘EverGreen Awards’ now available

LACONIA — Applications for the 2011 annual Opechee Garden Club EverGreen Awards are now available. This annual award has been established to promote educational and/or career building skills within the disciplines of conservation, environmental science, forestry, horticulture, landscape design, or any other area supported by the Opechee Garden Club with a focus on the environment. Since 2009, the Opechee Garden Club has opened this award up to local not-for-profit organizations who wish to apply for an environmentally-based project that will benefit the greater Laconia-Gilford community. Sample projects include field work, research, or classroom work focusing on the conservation and preservation of the natural environment for future generations. The application deadline is April 15 for awards to be made in May. To request an application, write to: Opechee Garden Club, PO Box 5483, Laconia, NH 03247 or e-mail



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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your private opinion of yourself is far more critical than anyone else’s could ever be. Lighten up. Be nice to yourself. You’ve done a good job in many respects. Pat yourself on the back. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You use the power of attraction to gain a following. You’ll apply your imagination to the task of creating a magical experience through which you can lead others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You know what is expected of you, but you expect even more of yourself. Even if others praise your efforts, you will not be happy unless you deliver to your standards. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People may not acknowledge you to the degree they should. But if you look at their actions with keen insight, you will notice that they are acknowledging you through their attention. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When someone crosses your mind, you’ll reach out. This builds your bond with this person and also builds your connection to the moment. Bonus: As you act on your instincts, they get stronger. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 16). You believe in a better life for all, not just for you. Because you’re willing to work for this reality, you create it. You’ll be embraced in new arenas in March. Friends introduce you to a financial opportunity in April. You’ll help your family in May. June and July bring home projects and spectacular leisure activities. Virgo and Libra people will honor you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 22, 15, 49 and 31.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Progressive NH will meet in the Tower Room of Lamson Library at Plymouth State University. 7 to 8 p.m. Welcome are those who are still looking for the “Democratic Wing” of the Democratic Party, or who want a channel for progressive ideas and activities outside the existing party structures. For more information and a parking permit call Lynn Chong at 934-6486. Laconia High School Music Department’s annual Ensemble Concert. 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. 7 p.m. Free. Students will be performing in quartets and quintets. All are invited to attend. Free technology training for business owners, nonprofit directors and municipal managers. Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Taylor Community’s Woodside building in Laconia. Hosted by the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and featuring Ryan Barton of Mainstay Technologies in Laconia. To reserve a seat call 524-5531. Workshop on small business taxes hosted by Lakes Region SCORE. 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Busiel Community Room at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia. For more information call SCORE at 524-3057. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. (Every Wednesday) TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Old School PE Time at the Meredith Community Center. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For age 21+. $1 per person.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Winter Farmer’s Market in at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia. 3 to 6 p.m. Vendors offering local farm-raised meats, fresh-baked breads, organic tea, cofree, fudge, pastries, pies, cakes, fresh produce, jellies & jams, local wines, herbs, oils, plants, jewelry, wood workers, and fine art. Third Thursday of each month. Lakes Region Girls’ Softball registration. 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center on Union Ave. For girls 8-18 from Laconia, Belmont and Canterbury. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. A production of the Winni Players, the award-winning community arm of the Playhouse. Tickets at 366-7377. www. Ashland Meet the Candidates Night. 7 p.m. at the school. Sponsored by Friends of the Ashland Library. Town, school and Water & Sewer Commission candidates. Alton Candidate’s Night at the Central School. 7 p.m. Produced by Marybee and Bob Longabaugh and moderated by Mark Northridge. Town and school candidates. Free program on Birds of the West Indies at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Lakes Region Chapter of the N.H. Audubon Society. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.

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This year’s Red Dress Gala was held February 4. Pictured (left to right): Annual Fund & Special Events Manager Becky Doherty and Gala Chair and owner of Lakes Region Floral Studio Susan Brown welcome and thank Presenting Sponsors Marc and Heidi Bourgeois of MB Tractor & Equipment; Silver Sponsors Linda Lovering of Lovering Volvo, Nancy Paterno of the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary, Mark Primeau of Laconia Savings Bank, Michael Kessler of DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders, Inc., Brude Cutler of Akibia; and Gold Sponsors Rick Wyman of Meredith Village Savings Bank, and Nils Skorve of Evroks Corporation. (Courtesy photo)

Red Dress Gala raises $63,000 for cardiac services LACONIA — The 2011 Red Dress Gala was a record-breaking success, raising more than $63,000 for cardiac services at LRGHealthcare and its community partners. Coinciding with American Heart Month, the February event helps to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. Over the past seven years, the Gala has raised more than $286,000 for cardiac services, programs, and technology in the community. Reflecting a Renaissance Masquerade theme, the ballroom at The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa was transformed to another age with the backdrop of a regal palace staircase, dramatic masquerade masks, a colossal castle, and candelabras. Thousands of tiny white lights and enchanting centerpieces by Lakes Region Floral Studio added to the magical ambiance. O Steaks & Seafood presented an Italian-inspired meal and Paul Warnick & Phil ‘n the Blanks provided the entertainment. In addition to the 340 guests, more than 100 business and individuals supported the event and cause led by MB Tractor & Equipment, this year’s Presenting Sponsor. Other major supporters included Gold Sponsors — Evroks Corporation and Meredith Village Savings Bank; Silver Sponsors — Akibia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, DiGiorgio Associates Inc./ Monitor Builders, Inc., Laconia Savings Bank, Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary, and Lovering Volvo; Bronze Sponsors — Decorative Interiors, Franklin Savings Bank, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, IntraNexus, MetroCast, Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering, P.C., and Tom Rock, MD of OPA. Corporate Sponsors included Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Granite State Glass, Landmark Benefits Inc., and Trane. Major Event Supporters were 98.3 LNH, Comcast Spotlight, Crown Design, Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, Lakes Region Floral Studio, O Steaks & Seafood, Tylergraphics, Inc. and Walnut Street Productions. CALENDAR from preceding page

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/ HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Pick Up Basketball at the Meredith Community Center. 6 to 8 p.m. For age 18+. $1 per person. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. All levels of experince welcome. “Heavenly Creatures” discussion at the Meredith Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to noon. (1994 film about the Parker-Hulme murder in New Zealand in 1954.) Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful.

We’re a “roll your sleeves up” working jewelry store! • Custom Made Jewelry • Repairs / Restoration • Clock Repair • All work done in house!

Randy, Sue, Shelly & Charlie 639 Main Street ~ Laconia, NH 03246 603-528-8541

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our early 40s. We’ve been married for 13 years and have two young, beautiful, healthy children that I thank God for every day. After many years of marriage, I found out quite unexpectedly that my husband has been a drug user on and off for a long time. It came out when he finally went for help. Due to the drugs, we lost everything. We had to uproot our children from the only home they’ve known in order to find a more affordable place to live. His drug use has put the family in a lot of pain and turmoil, and he vowed he would never use again. For a while, everything seemed good. But it didn’t last. We are a month behind in our rent, and I fear my husband is using again. He does not come home for days at a time and forgets to call. When he shows up, there’s always some lame excuse about where he’s been and where the money went. I will not argue in front of the children, and talking to him hasn’t helped. I am scared for our security and his health. I can’t take the lies anymore. He refuses help and insists he’s not using. I have no other family and cannot support us on my own. I fear for our future and don’t know what to do. -Desperate Dear Desperate: First contact Nar-Anon ( for families and friends of drug users. If you belong to a church or synagogue, talk to your clergy about counseling and community programs. You may need government assistance temporarily, and also look into job training and housing opportunities through state and city agencies. Whatever your husband is doing, he is not reliable as a father or partner, and you will have to step up to the plate as best you can. Dear Annie: My son showed me the Facebook page of a 20-year-old acquaintance who is expecting a baby with her boyfriend. An ultrasound showed that the baby was seriously brain damaged and would likely die at birth.

This gal named her unborn baby and created a website journal of her pregnancy. Some of the entries were about her doctor appointments and shopping for a funeral home. Others were rants about fights with her boyfriend and his forays with other women. Her page includes professionally taken photographs of her lifting her shirt to expose her very pregnant belly. I was appalled at the publicizing of such a heart-wrenching, private situation. Am I just old-fashioned? -- A Private Person Dear Private: The fact that something so personal is put into cyberspace and broadcast to everyone is, unfortunately, a common occurrence these days among young people who have no concept of privacy (or good taste). What used to go into a locked diary is now fodder for the world. However, this girl is going through a sad and difficult time, and sharing her story undoubtedly brings her comfort. Dear Annie: The letter from “Did Something Wrong Raising My Kids” infuriated me. She became disabled, and her grown children, who live with her rent-free, whine about helping out and expect to be paid to do it. I am an only child. When I was stricken with a brain aneurysm, Mom and Dad were there every day. When my Dad developed Alzheimer’s and my mom had various medical conditions necessitating a nursing home, I returned the favor. I visited Mom every day. I did Dad’s shopping, cooking, laundry and errands. There was no hesitation on my part. Shame on children who abuse those who gave them so much. Get paid for doing Mom’s laundry? How much did she pay Mom to wash her clothes before? Hopefully, those kids will mature, apologize and give Mom the love and support she needs and deserves -- while she’s still around to accept it. -- Infuriated in Connecticut

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For Rent

For Rent

NEW Durham 9 rooms 3 baths, $98,000. $1000 down. Call 603-397-2694 for more info.

2007 Toyota Tundra, dbl. cab, SR5, 65K miles, maroon with black interior $17,500/ bro. 455-8987.

ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: Studio, $200 per week, includes utilities, cable and internet. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799.

ABLE to pay cash, cars average $300, trucks full-size 4x4 up to $500, truck batteries $8 each, alloy $9 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $3.00/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/month includes heat and hot water. 524-3892.

Animals AKC Labrador retriever puppies black, yellow, M/F, $700 Great family or therapy dogs (603)986-4184. ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $600. 267-7186.

Announcement NEED A LOAN? We lend on anything of value.

Tools, Jewelry, Electronics, DVDs, More. CASH FOR YOUR ITEMS Buy, Sell, Trade, Loan Call 998-7926

Autos 1990 -Ford F-150 4X4 7 1/2 ft. Fisher Plow, V8, Standard, Runs, Drives, Plows. $1,500. 455-9205 2004 Chrystler Pacifica- Automatic, sun roof, Silver, Seats 6, 75K miles. Excellent condition. $7,495/Obo. 603-491-5555 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

BOATS DOCKS for Rent: 2011 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.

Business Opportunities LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing. Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662

BELMONT at the By-Pass: 1BR, all utilities included, basement storage, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296. BELMONT: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 GILFORD- 3-Bedroom 1 3/4 bath single family. Large lot, convenient location, no smoking. $1,500/Mo. 724-7515 GILFORD: 2-Bedroom, 1.5 Bath condo with garage, deck, 2 balconies, fireplace, pool/tennis. $950/month, security deposit. Work 293-0155 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor apartment. Near hospital, clean, washer/dryer hook-up, heat/hot water included. $850/Month. 524-0703 LACONIA 3 rooms nice quiet area, sunny, 2nd floor $525+. Parking, storage. No smoking 528-3649. LACONIA ONE bedroom efficiency apartment, partially furnished, second floor, close to hospital. $130/week, Includes heat/hot water, lights. Very clean, owner lives in the home. Security deposit and references required. No pets/smoking. 524-5437 LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no

Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419 Laconia-Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly reduced to $650/Month. Newly painted, off street parking. Utilities not included. Available immediately. References & Security deposit (1 month rent) required. 1 Year lease. 603-524-3759 LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $700/month includes heat. 455-8789. LACONIA: Small 2-Bedroom, $170/week, includes heat and hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities.

For Rent LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $180/week. 4-week security deposit & 1st four weeks in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783


LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428.

Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living.

LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294.

TROPICAL Paradise: Marco Island, Florida waterfront condo. Dare to compare, from $500/week and up. (603)393-7077.

LACONIA: Two 1 bedroom apartments available, both on 2nd floor. $180 & $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

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Laconia: Why rent a room when you can have your own efficiency for as low as $130 per week with utilities included. References & Security deposit required. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $685/Month. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKE Winnipesaukee, Gilford One bedroom condo with balcony overlooking Paugus Bay. All new appliances, rent includes heat, electric and cable, high speed Internet. covered parking. $800/ month. Call David 603-345-5555. LAKEPORT: 3 bdrm, $260/wk, utilities included. References & Security deposit required. 524-4428 MEREDITH 1 bedroom first floor, carpeted, washer/dryer hook-ps, parking, near town, non-smoking, $600/Month no utilities 279-7887 or cell 781-862-0123 MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, no dogs. $795/month 455-5660. MEREDITH- In-Town Efficiency apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH- ROOMY 2-bedroom near downtown. Heat/storage included. No pets, non-smoker, References, security & lease required. $750/Month. 455-4075 MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. Meredith- Office studio space. 2nd floor 3 rooms, carpeted 1,000 sq. ft. heated, near town, non-smoking. $625/Month. Cell 781-862-0123 home 279-7887

For Sale Amana Microwave late model, $40, Antique radios & many power tools. 744-6107 AMAZING Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set only $249. See ad under “furniture”. Antique hall tree $600 B/O, Antique vanity $250. Coleman 5,000 Watt Generator $400 B/O. Call 279-0490 BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001

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Affordable Housing Get your name on our waiting list PRINCE HAVEN or HILLSIDE APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth/Meredith, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at

40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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For Sale

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Help Wanted

Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665

KENMORE washer, dryer, 30” range. All in working order and good condition. $25/each. After 6 pm 528-6928.

New snowmobile helmet, size small. $45, 36 in. Toshiba TV (36A11) $175, Weider Crossbow home gym $125. All in excellent condition. Call 729-0199 Northfield, NH


FIREWOOD-ALL quantities available. Bundles, 1/8, 1/4 & 1/2 cords. Full cord/$180. Pick-up/delivery. 998-7337/Leave Message HONDA SNOWBLOWER: Good condition. Call 279-0641.

MAPLE dining room table with leaf and four chairs. $20. Call after 6 pm. 528-6928. Palmer Scooter Brand new $6,000-OBO. Pace Saver Premier Plus scooter, approx. 4-years old. $600. 528-0788

HVAC TECHNICIAN - Laconia Foley Oil Co. is looking for a qualified candidate. Must have minimum 5+ years of experience in the residential field. Must be proficient and have strong trouble shooting skills in all areas of residential HVAC equipment i.e. gas, oil, A/C, warm air & hydronic systems. Must be Gas Certified. NATE certified a plus. Will participate in a compensated on-call rotation. Benefits include 401(k) Plan, health insurance, paid holidays and paid vacation. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume to or apply in person at 281 South Main St. Laconia.

PART-TIME COOK/SERVER Part-time weekend hours for a creative individual to cook and serve 60 plus individuals within a community setting. We are currently looking for Saturdays and Sundays from 7AM to 2PM with opportunity for additional hours. In a small kitchen area, applicant will be responsible for cooking, serving, cleaning after meal and closing of kitchen. Customer service is our highest priority.

SEASONED firewood 2 years, hardwood, dry. $265 per cord. Meredith, Laconia. 440-8292. Cash only.

Furniture AMAZING! Queen or full mattress set. Beautiful Luxury firm European-pillow-top, new in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763

Help Wanted WAITPERSON: Full-time, nights and weekends. Apply in person, Bobhouse Reel n Tavern, or call 253-1025.

Elder Services Department seeks experienced full-time head cook for busy, centralized kitchen in Concord serving 1,200 seniors daily (Mon-Fri). Ability to supervise team of 4 cooks, follow standardized recipes, plan production and preparation of foods as determined by approved menu, knowledge of and ability to provide oversight for health and safety standards for commercial kitchen. Must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years experience in high volume production, preferably serving elders, effective communication skills, supervisory experience, reliable transportation. Position is Monday through Friday with excellent benefits. Email questions to Send resume to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (ES), P.O. Box 1016, Concord, NH 03301-1016. E.O.E.

Elan Publishing Company Small printing/book binding company in Moultonborough is accepting applications for our production team for first and second shifts. Applicant should have mechanical aptitude and be physically capable of standing and performing repetitive lifting. Benefit package includes matching 401k, health, life and disability.

Please stop by Mon-Fri, 9-3pm to fill out an application at 492 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough

Join a Retirement Community proudly serving Seniors in the Lakes Region.

Claire Lemay, Director of Supportive Services, LHA 25 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246

• Physical Therapist- Per Diem. Min Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Previous inpatient exp pref. Current NH PT License and CPR Cert req. Wknd and Wkday cov. • RN- Full-time, 40 hr/wk with rotating call, OR exp, min 1 yr pref. ACLS, BLS & PALS with 3 months. • Clinical Coordinator- Full-Time. RN with Wound Care exp. Resp. to coordinate clinical activities of the Wound Care Center. Must have organizational and leadership skills. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing pref. Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS, infection control, safety and all unit required skill review. • LNA- Full-time - Provide care and activities of daily living multiple residents of the Merriman House. Experience and NH LNA license required. • Clinical Applications Support- Full-time. Support Ambulatory EMR System, RN with IT experience. Clinical Informatics Degree preferred. 5yrs recent ambulatory experience required. Clinical liaison between IT and the clinical practices. Office Assistant- Part-time, Responsible for all functions of the front desk, including answer telephone, photocopy medical records and filing. Previous medical office and coding experience preferred. Cook- Per diem, 3 years experience in food preparation and sanitation or equivalent combination of education and exp. Preferred. Serve Safe certified pref. High School Diploma or GED. Diabetes Nurse Educator- Full-time, Involves both individual and group instruction in Diabetes self-management skills. Responsible for the insulin pump/CGSM programs and assist with inpatient hyperglycemic protocols. Needs to be a self-starter and exp. In Diabetes Care/Education. Requirements include CDE, BSN and NH nursing license. Biller- Per Diem, Performs billing and collections functions of accounts with balances due from insurance companies. 2 yrs business college or specialized program preferred. Office and hospital exp pref. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860.

Human Resources Representative Belknap Landscape Co, the premier landscape company in the Lakes Region is looking for a qualified candidate to perform their H.R. needs. This is a part time position to work 32 hours per week. We offer competitive wages and benefits are available.

MEREDITH: Private bedroom and bathroom. All utilities included. Pets allowed. (603)707-9036.


Successful candidate will have 3-5 years of human resources experience, strong communication and organizational skills. Must have familiarity with applicable state and federal regulations. Experience in Peachtree is a plus. If you are a self-motivator and want to be part of a TEAM that values forward thinking then send your resume by mail/fax/email to:

25 Country Club Road, #302 Gilford NH 03249 Fax 528-2799

PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!



CALL Mike for roof shoveling, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214

Temporary (24 hours a week until June 30th) travel trainer needed to work with passengers learning to ride transit service. Flexible hours. Potential growth into full-time position beginning July 1. BA and 3 year!s experience working with senior, low- income, immigrant and/or disability communities preferred. Transit experience and public speaking skills important. Background in ESL a plus. Salary range $13.00-$15.00 per hour. Send resume and cover letter to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (T/T), PO Box 1016, Concord NH 03302-1016 EOE

Motorcycles Our team is always looking for individuals with caring and serving hearts to work with Seniors.

Group Interviews will be held Friday, February 18th ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:

Roommate Wanted LACONIA/ GILFORD HOUSEMATE wanted for beautiful home. Sunny private furnished room, includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, dish, laundry. $125/week, $450/Month. Call 528-8030.

Belknap Landscape Co, Inc.

Applications for employment may be obtained at Laconia Housing Authority located within Sunrise Towers, or mail resume prior to February 23rd to:

LHRA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status or sexual orientation.

Help Wanted

Maplewood - building on the hill (left) 2:30 pm - Application Completion 3:00 pm - Interview

LPN – Full Time - Days LNA – Per Diem – All Shifts Receptionist – Part Time All exceptional talent – please apply. We are located at 153 Parade Road, Meredith. “Come Home to Forestview”

Buy • Sell • Trade

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Real Estate Belmont- 2 Bedroom Manufactured Home on its own 1/2 acre lot Town water & sewer, newly renovated and energy efficient, nice location. For Sale owner financing available call for details. For Lease - $1000/month. Call 2678023 GC Enterprises Property Management GILFORD, Lake Breeze Park, For sale by owner, 12x60 mobile home, fully applianced, deck and shed, nice lot, 2 car driveway. $8900. Call 527-1163.

Roommate Wanted BELMONT: Near 106, easy communte north and south, country setting, includes all utilities, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296.

DESROCHERS Burner Service Meredith, NH (603) 677-2666. Oil Heat Tune-ups, Repairs, Installations Emergency service. Free Estimates.



Green Valley Lawn Care- Snow removal, roofs, driveways, parking lots. Fully Insured. Dan 524-5295

PIECE OF MIND $30/ hour. Let me clean, organize or restyle your home. Dependable

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 — Page 19

Survey shows alliances of independent businesses are increasing revenues LACONIA — For the fourth year in a row, a national survey of independent businesses has found that those in communities with active Buy Independent/Buy Local (BIBL) campaigns experienced markedly stronger sales growth compared to those located in areas without such a campaign. The survey by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance gathered data from 2,768 independent businesses, including retailers, service providers, restaurants and others. It found that those in places with a “buy local” initiative reported revenue growth of 5.6-percent on average in 2010, compared to 2.1-percent for those elsewhere. Among retailers the benefit was even more dramatic. Those in communities with alliances like The Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) gained a 5.2-percent increase


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in holiday sales, while retailers elsewhere reported an average gain of just 0.8-percent. Educational campaigns run by independent business alliances and local first groups are underway in about 140 cities nationwide. “I think people are becoming more aware of the immediate importance of supporting their local businesses”, says Ana Gourlay of Sunflower Natural Foods in Laconia. “If you want that business to be there next month, or next year — you need to support it now.” Fran Maineri from Paychecks of NH said, “New clients continually comment ‘It just makes good sense to do business locally. When there is a need to make decisions and discuss my business, you are right up the street and I enjoy the personal attention you are able to provide.” At Laconia Village Bakery, menu


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Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

Howland • 524-2009

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

ROOF Shoveling: Usually $50-$100 per roof. 455-6945.

MILES COMPUTER REPAIR Virus Removal, Computer Tune-ups, Hardware Install, Network Install, Same Day Service. 603-998-2326.



ROOF, Deck Shoveling, Snowblowing, Snowplowing. Reliable, prompt professional service. Residental/ Commercial. Fully insured 387-1073.

TAX PREPARATION Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail

REMOVAL: Sheds, garages, junk/trash, fences and cellar & attic cleanups. Laconia/Gilford area. (978)618-3712. Call Tom anytime. ROOF Clearing Specialist: Hardworking, experienced, references. No job too big or small! Matt Labranche, (603)393-4937.

Wanted To Buy

ROOFS CLEARED: 29 years experience, insured. Call Eric, (603)387-4996.

SNOWMOBILE Repair: All makes & models, 25-years experience. No job too small. Mobile service. 393-1087.

FISHER WOODSTOVE BABY bear size that takes up to 16” logs Call anytime, leave message 293-8545 or 630-6539 Old antique guns and ammunition Call anytime, leave message. 293-8545 or 630-6539

items that feature local ingredients literally fly out the door. “Our customers appreciate the high quality and good taste, and they know that supporting local farmers benefits the local economy,” says owner, Kevin Halligan. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said that public awareness of the benefits of supporting locally owned businesses had increased in the last year. Randy Bullerwell, owner of All My Life Jewelers said, “Possibly as many as one-third of our customers say that they are making the local choice and visit our store for that reason.” Business owners in cities with active “BIBL” campaigns reported a wide range of positive impacts on their business. Almost half reported the campaign had brought new customers to their business and 55-percent said it had made existing customers more loyal. More than two-thirds said local media coverage of independent businesses had increased and 51-percent said local government officials were now more aware and supportive of the needs of independent businesses. Complete results from the survey may be downloaded at http://www. files/2011-ind-business-surve.... Or, use this shortcut: dFMqaK Similar surveys over the last three years likewise found that independent businesses in cities with active “BIBL” campaigns reported stronger sales each year. “This survey adds to the growing body of evidence that people are increasingly seeking out independent businesses and that shift is having a tangible impact on the bottom line,” said Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher with ILSR, a nonprofit research and

educational organization, in partnership with dozens of national and local business organizations, including the American Independent Business Alliance, American Booksellers Association, Alliance of Independent Media Stores, American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, National Bicycle Dealers Association, and TriMega Purchasing Association. “This survey offers further proof that, with sustained efforts, communities can indeed raise local consciousness and build a culture of support for local entrepreneurs,” said Jennifer Rockne, executive director of the American Independent Business Alliance. “Remarkably, most of the campaigns operated by Independent Business Alliances are funded by businesses paying $20 or less per month in dues. They’re getting quite a return on their investment.” David Buffington of AMG Financial in Meredith says, “We are in the ‘Business Development’ business. Our membership with BIBA helps us do just that with our clients. Together we help build a stronger foundation in our community.” Laconia Mayor Mike Seymour said, “There are a number of factors for the success of a community as a whole: great education, strong local government, and thriving local independent businesses. They provide quality jobs for local residents and goods and services at competitive prices. These business owners care because they are our neighbors. I always choose to do business with local independents whenever possible.” For more information, contact: www., or call Randy or Sue Bullerwell at All My Life Jewelers: 528-8541

NEW HAMPTON — One of the most accomplished poets in United States history, Donald Hall, will bring his passion for the written word to New Hampton School on Monday, February 21. Hall, who was named the Poet Laureate in 2006, will give presentations to two of the School’s English classes in the Master Classroom in the Academic Resource Center at 11:45 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. English teacher Sara Crowley ’01 contacted Hall about visiting New Hampton and the writer, who lives in nearby Wilmot, happily obliged. “I am excited for Donald Hall to come to NHS because I think his visit will provide the students with a bit of insight into an individual who has spent his life successfully pursuing his dream,” said Crowley. “And his visit allows the students to see that literature, poetry, and prose are a means of expression that is valued and respected in our culture.” Hall, who was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard, and Oxford, has published 15 books of poetry, three biographies, three memoirs and numerous children’s stories,

plays, and short stories. A lover of baseball and keen observer of the peculiarities of ordinary life, Hall writes about love, death, and rural life in his poetry. He has received numerous awards including the Lamont Poetry Prize, the Edna St Vincent Millay Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, inclusion on the Horn Book Honour List, the Sarah Josepha Hale Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the NBCC Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Frost Medal. He has been nominated for the National Book Award on three occasions and was honored with the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for his lifetime achievement. Hall’s presentation will include his methods of brainstorming ideas for his writing and how he organizes his thoughts. “This will benefit the students by providing them with new methods to express their thoughts and will also help remind them that writing is a process that is never truly finished and one that takes effort, organization, and patience,” Crowley said.

Legendary poet Donald Hall to give class presentations at New Hampton School on Monday, February 21

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