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Time Warner Cable co. proposes selling CBS programming a la carte
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Time Warner Cable Inc. CEO Glenn Britt has offered to end a four-day blackout of CBS stations in three major cities, saying the cable operator would allow CBS to sell its stations’ signal “a la carte” to consumers instead of bundling it with other channels. That would “allow customers to decide for themselves how much value they ascribe to CBS programming,” Britt said in a letter to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves that was released to the media. CBS Corp. said it is formulating a response. CBS signals have been blacked out to some 3 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas since Friday in a dispute over how much the cable operator has to pay for CBS programming. Britt’s proposal is a radical departure from how TV is sold today — in packages that can contain a hundred or more channels, many of which consumsee CABLE page 8
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A-Rod will play while appealing 211 game suspension NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball’s most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal. Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players for their relationship to Biogenesis of America, a Florida antiaging clinic accused of distributing banned
performance-enhancing drugs. The harshest penalty was reserved for Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger, a three-time Most Valuable Player and baseball’s highest-paid star. He said he will appeal his suspension, which covers 211 games, by Thursday’s deadline. And since arbitrator Fredric Horowitz isn’t expected to rule until November or December at the earliest, Rodriguez was free to make his season debut Monday night and play the
rest of this year. Sidelined since hip surgery in January, Rodriguez rejoined the Yankees five hours after the suspension in a series opener at the Chicago White Sox, scheduled to play third base and bat fourth. “The last seven months has been a nightmare, has been probably the worst time of my life for sure,” Rodriguez said. The other 12 players agreed to their see A-ROD page 27
WOLFEBORO (AP) — Republican state Sen. Jeb Bradley said Monday that the rumors are true: He’s preparing to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire’s 2014 Senate contest. Bradley, a former congressman, disclosed his plans during a meeting with U.S. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who was visiting the area as he explores a presidential bid. When King asked Bradley whether he would run for the Senate, Bradley
responded, “All the rumors are true.” He added, “The reaction I’m getting is very positive.” The comments were not meant as a formal announcement, which would likely come later this year. Bradley later retreated from them, saying he had yet to make a final decision. Shortly after the conversation, state GOP executive director Matt Slater said, “Our party welcomes all candidates to the race, and we look forward to a productive
primary that will produce a fiscally responsible nominee who will beat Sen. Shaheen.” State Democratic Party spokesman Harrell Kirstein said: “New Hampshire’s middle-class families need someone on their side and Jeb Bradley has proven time and again that he isn’t.” Polling suggests that Bradley would have a difficult task ahead of him. Shaheen, a former governor, remains popular, and New Hampshire Demosee BRADLEY page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of “old media”: the newspaper. Bezos is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million, The Washington Post Co., announced Monday. Bezos is buying the paper as an individual.
Amazon.com Inc. is not involved. Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham called Bezos a “uniquely good new owner.” He said the decision was made after years of newspaper industry challenges. The company, which owns the Kaplan education business and several TV stations, will change its name but didn’t
say what the new name will be. Bezos said in a statement that he understands the Post’s “critical role” in Washington and said its values won’t change. “The paper’s duty will remain to its readers and not to the private interests of its owners,” Bezos said to Post employees in a see POST page 5
Jeb Bradly will challenge for Jeanne Shaheen’s Senate seat in ‘14
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Resourceful Barnstead man’s hydroponic systems popular with backyard growers By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
BARNSTEAD — The Comtois family first got into hydroponics in the summer of 2006, using a system designed for commercial growers which was effective but expensive. Hydroponic growing, a method of growing vegetables using mineral rich solutions in water and without soil, now occupies five acres of their 93-acre Sticks and Stones Farm. ‘’The cost of the system we started with was equal to what it cost us to have it shipped here. We worked with it over the years, but we were always buying someone else’s system. And our prices were too high as a result. So I decided to try building my own,’’ says Guy Comtois. He decided to make his own using off-the-shelf materials and developed a horizontal hydroponics system using four inch PVC pipe cut into four foot lengths that are mounted on stands which can hold 30, 60 or 120 plants. ‘’The PVC pipe is UV treated so that it can withstand the sun and we run a drip line through each of the pods that hold 10 plants each,’’ says Comtois, who says that the drip line is controlled by a timer and periodically circulates the nutrient-rich water through the growing medium, coconut
Barbara and Guy Comtois of Sticks and Stones Farm in Barnstead with a solar-powered hydroponic growing system that he has developed. (Roger Amsden for The Laconia Daily Sun)
fiber from Sri Lanka. ‘’There are no weeds and we found that we could take sections of pipe to farmer’s markets and let people pick their own lettuce,’’ says Barbara Comtois, who added that lettuce, tomatoes, basil, onions and baby carrots all grow well in the system. Guy says it took him about a year
to perfect his home made system and that it wasn’t until a customer who owned a summer home on a nearby lake was so impressed with it that he asked Comtois to build him one so he could take it back to his home in Massachusetts. ‘’I never planned on making them to sell,’’ says Comtois, who since that
time has started making the units and marketing them as a U-Gro system over the Internet. He’s sold 100 of them so far, mostly to people in California and the Southwest. ‘’We’ve sold them in 15 states so far and I have a provisional patent which I’m hoping to finalize soon.’’ says Comtois, who says he’s already had offers to partner with investors who would have them built in China. ‘’I don’t want to do that. It would defeat the purpose of why I built them in the first place, which is to encourage people to grow food locally and avoid all the shipping costs associated with agriculture,’’ He’s still working on new variations of the U-Gro and is now developing one now which is solar-powered. He and his wife moved to Barnstead from Pelham in 2000, looking for a new life after seeing the town they had grown up in become overgrown with development. ‘’We went to a youth baseball game and realized that we didn’t know any of the other parents there, that the town had changed so much we didn’t recognize it anymore. That’s when we decided we wanted something that was a little slower-paced,’’ says Comtois. He had worked remodeling retail see HYDROPONIC page 9
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Selectmen gave Planning Board no warning they wanted Funk removed as chair By Gail OBer & ed enGler THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILMANTON — Members of the town’s Planning Board were not officially informed the Selectboard intended to ask their chairman, John Funk, to step down until moments before it happened on June 13. An item had been placed on the agenda referring to a “letter from the selectmen” but no details were provided when the customary pre-meeting packet was e-mailed to board members on June 10, nor when they sat down to do business three days later. Planning Administrator Desiree Tumas told The Daily Sun that copies of the letter requesting Funk’s resignation were not included in the pre-meeting packet she sent out because she was told by new Town Administrator Arthur Capello to keep them to herself until the board reached the pertinent item on the agenda on the 13th. Capello, who had only been on the job for a couple of weeks at the time, told The Daily Sun the letter wasn’t distributed beforehand because “if something is controversial it’s passed out the night of the meeting.” Funk reacted to the request by polling the members of the board for their opinion on the matter and when a 4-2 majority, including Selectboard Chairman Ralph Lavin, agreed they wanted him to relinquish the gavel because of they way he had reacted to the Police Department’s investigation of a property dispute, he resigned from the board itself. No vote was actually taken. Board member Laurie Sanborn did not attend the meeting and was replaced for the evening by alter-
nate member Kevin Farquharson. Sanborn told The Daily Sun she had a family commitment to keep that night but she would have attended had she known what the selectmen were up to. Farquharson was one the four people who supported Frunk’s removal. The others were Lavin, Wayne Ogni and Roy Buttrick. Marty Martindale and John Weston wanted Funk to remain as chair. For his part, Selectman Brett Currier told The Daily Sun it should not have come as any surprise that he wanted Funk and some other veteran members off the Planning Board because he said as much when he successfully ran for office in 2012. Funk said he actually learned of the effort to remove him in a phone call from the third selectman, Don Guarino, that was placed about an hour before the June 13 meeting began. Guarino is the Selectboard’s normal representative on the Planning Board but, according to Funk, he revealed that Lavin would be taking his place that night and the letter mentioned on the agenda called for his resignation as chairman. Guarino, on the other hand, told The Daily Sun he “didn’t think it (the Selectboard’s letter) was going to be a subject at the (June 13) meeting.” And, he said he did not know Lavin was going to make a motion to remove Funk a chairman. Guarino also disclosed that the letter in question derived from a nonpublic Selectboard meeting a month earlier and he was charged with bringing it with him to the Planning Board’s May meeting. But after a discussion centered around Funk’s alleged
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maligning of the reputation of the Police Department, he decided the matter had been thoroughly vetted and that was enough. Guarino kept the letter in his pocket that night and only distributed a couple of related legal opinions— one from Town Attorney Walter Mitchell and one from County Attorney Melissa Gulbrandsen — that agreed that the Planning Board had exceeded its authority by including a property rights paragraph that rests at the heart of the police investigation controversy in a letter it sent to construction contractor Ryan Benson back in September 2012. He also distributed a letter Police Chief Joe Collins sent to the Selectboard in April in which the chief voiced his strong opinion that, “Mr. Funk clearly cannot continue as chairman of the Planning Board.” When the two other selectmen, Lavin and Currier, learned that Guarino had not presented the letter asking for Funk’s resignation at the May Planning Board meeting, they pressed forward. The controversial Planning Board letter — drafted by Tumas and approved by then Chairman Nancy Girard — informed Benson he no longer had a town permit to run a commercial enterprise on a residential lot he had been renting. Further, the offending paragraph stated that if he did not remove his personal property from the lot within a coupe of weeks, ownership of that property would pass to his landlord. Sometime after the first of the year, the land owner used a copy of the letter to Benson as justification for having the contractor’s property removed by a third party. Police got involved because Benson then reported that his belongings had been stolen. The theft was investigated as a criminal matter by Sgt. Matt Currier, who, until he began looking into the matter, had no idea what was happening between, Benson, his landlord and the Planning Department. The police investigation, with advice from Mitchell and Gulbrandsen, concluded the Planning Board had overstepped its bounds by inserting itself into the personal property ownership arena. And then Chief Collins became agitated when Funk came to the defense of the appropriateness of the letter to Benson through a series of e-mails that apparently enjoyed wide circulation. Ironically, Funk had nothing to do with the original drafting of the letter, but said he was just defending the reputation of his board. Chief Collin’s April letter to selectmen stated, “He (Funk) continues disparage the Police Department and belittle the officers of the department, including the chief. I do not believe he will treat citizens fairly because once he sets his opine on issues he won’t listen to reason. . . “ The chief further stated his opinion that Funk, himself an attorney, should have agreed with the opinions of Mitchell and Gulbrandsen and admitted the Planning Board had made a mistake. Funk said lawyers disagree on lots of interpretations of law and that’s why judges have the final say. Funk also said he believes a lot of the controversy can be traced to Selectman Currier, who is Sgt. Currier’s father. Brett Currier told The Daily Sun that had he been a selectmen at the time of Funk’s most recent reappointment, he wouldn’t have voted to re-seat him. “I said it when I was running,” he emphasized, adding that he has nothing personal against Funk and appreciates and thanks him for his service to the town for the last 15 years. He said the reason he didn’t support Funk as chairman was because other people with different ideas wanted to serve on the Planning Board and previous Selectboards had continued to reappoint the same people, year after year. Funk, as the longest serving member, became chairman earlier this year when selectmen refused to reappoint Girard to another term. As to the discussion that started the ball rolling toward the selectmen’s request for Funk’s gavel, Brett Currier said Girard and Tumas came to a nonpublic session of the board to complain about the way police, and specifically his son, were investigating the reported theft of Benson’s property. Currier see next page
Routine ID checks lead police in 2 towns to arrest people wanted in other states By Gail OBer
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LACONIA — Two people alleged to be fugitives from justice appeared by video in the 4th Circuit Court yesterday — a woman who was arrested by Gilford Police and a man in a completely unrelated case who was apprehended by Belmont Police. Belmont Police arrested Thomas S. Jenkins, of 32 River Road in Gilford for failing to appear in the Fulton County, Georgia, Superior Court to answer to one count of possession of heroin. He is charged with one felony count of being a fugitive from justice. Jenkins was one of three people who were at Leslie Roberts Town Beach after it was closed on Sunday night. Police ran a routine check on all three and learned Jenkins was wanted by Fulton County. His lawyer argued that Jenkins was released 18 months ago from a Fulton County Superior Court holding cell and not given any paperwork or notice to appear. He said his client lived in Georgia for 18 months after he was released from custody and never got any notice that he was to appear in court. Belmont Police wanted him held on very high or no bail but Carroll told the prosecutor to “get a governor’s warrant.” Belmont Police said Fulton County officials have said they will extradite him. The Daily Sun confirmed with Fulton County officials yesterday that Jenkins was arrested on September, 9, 2011 for one count of heroin possession. His lawyer argued he is employed
full-time as a cook at a local restaurant and is a substitute teacher for the Gilford School District, which was confirmed by the superintendent of schools yesterday. After hearing bail arguments, Judge Carroll ordered him held on $500 cash and $10,000 personal recognizance bail, to live at 32 River Road, to not drink any alcohol or take any nonprescribed drugs, and to report daily to the Gilford Police until the matter of his alleged non-appearance can be unraveled. In an unrelated matter, Joann Wilcox, 42, of 10 Derry St. Apt. 2 in Manchester was a passenger in a car that was being driven on the Gilford By-Pass that was stopped by Gilford Police. When the officer learned the driver was operative with a suspended license, he asked if there was someone in the car who could drive the car. Wilcox said she was a licensed driver but when the officer checked to make sure, he learned she was wanted on a probation violation due to a previous charge of possession of a controlled substance from the 24th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri. Affidavits indicated police spoke to Cpl. Cositino of St. Francois County, Missouri who said the state of Missouri would take full extradition of her. She is charged with one count of being a fugitive from justice. Judge Jim Carroll ordered she be held without bail until a hearing on August 19 when she can have a hearing status. She had waived extradition when arrested in Missouri.
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LACONIA — Firefighters from three communities assisted Laconia at a building fire on Water Street yesterday that charred through a second floor ceiling. Capt. Bob Landry said at 7:30 a.m. the owner the home at 92 Water Street noticed water was pouring down from the second floor ceiling in to the first floor. He said he ran upstairs and saw a charged spot on the bathroom floor near the attic wall that had burned through the floor. Landry said the homeowner ran downstairs and shut off the water and called 9-1-1. Landry said it appears there was an
electrical fire that melted the solder on the water pipe, the water from which extinguished most of the fire. He said when firefighters arrived smoke was coming from the eaves and a first alarm was called bringing firefighters from Gilford, Belmont and Meredith to the city to either Water Street or to cover city stations. “Any time we have a wood-frame home with smoke coming from the eaves, it’s at least a first alarm,” Landry said. He said the house is inhabitable and the cause of the fire is likely electrical and accidental. No one was injured. — Gail Ober
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from preceding page recused himself from the discussion and said he offered to leave the room as well but others present told him he didn’t have to. Currier said he subsequently signed the letter requesting Funk step down because the situation had grown to involve the entire Police Department and its relationship to some members of the Planning Board and didn’t necessarily revolve around his son.
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Trust. . . or lack thereof We’ve heard the president and his spokesman and other administration officials call all of their broken trusts, “phony scandals”. We watched multiple Sunday morning news shows try to challenge the “phony” claim, only to listen as the Secretary of the Treasury did his best to obfuscate what happened that led to the IRS scandal. He actually had the audacity to try to make a case that the treatment of the “right” and the “left” was evenhanded and equal. Secretary Lew went on to say that supervisors were removed from their positions, and tried to make that the end of the story. He didn’t say who. He didn’t say they got demoted. He didn’t say they got fired. He didn’t mention that Lois Lerner, the IRS director of Exempt Organizations and the woman who refused to give sworn testimony to the Congressional Committee and “took the Fifth”, has not been demoted, replaced, or fired, she has been given a nice gift in the form of an extended paid leave. A reward for deceit. This type of action on the part of the Obama administration is not new. It has become commonplace for the Obama team to ignore constitutional restrictions. It has become commonplace for them to selectively decide which laws they will prosecute and which they won’t. And, importantly, it has become commonplace for them to challenge the separation of powers called for in our constitution. The Supreme Court was embarrassed by the president during his State of the Union message. They were embarrassed again when, just recently, the Attorney General refused to accept the findings of the court and announced he is going to require the state of Texas to comply with the 60-yearold decision that was overturned by the court’s recent decision. Please understand, the separation of powers requires cooperation by the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. It is incumbent of the Executive Branch, through the offices of the Attorney General, to enforce the ruling of the courts . . . but this administration arbitrarily refuses to do so. That’s dictatorial! The president and his team have repeatedly talked of bypassing Congress when they don’t get what they want. One such example was the president making “recess appointments” when the Congress was in session. Such appointments can only be made when they’re not. The Con-
stitution provides two specifics in this area. The first is that the Constitution gives Congress the right to make its own rules. The other issue is that there are certain cabinet level and other appointments that the president can make that must receive “the advice and consent” of the Senate. Brazenly, knowing that he had people he wanted to appoint who would not have received the endorsement of the Senate, he chose to appoint them anyway as “recess appointments” when the Senate was technically in session. That’s not upholding the Constitution now, is it? Perhaps the most disturbing scandal of all is Benghazi. Four brave Americans were brutally murdered. Our ambassador was one of those four and he was raped/ sodomized, suffered any number of wounds, his body dragged through the streets, and tossed into a ditch along side a road. We watched as our in-territory diplomats testified that they had people that could have been to Benghazi in an hour. Other sources indicated that significant military might could be have been flown across the Mediterranean from Italy. But all were told to “stand down”. That cowardice was followed by words to the effect “We couldn’t have gotten there in time.” That excuse has two major flaws. The first is, how did the decision maker(s) know how long the battle would rage before our men were killed? The second point is that it appears the killings took place about six hours after the attack began. This tragedy demands answers. Not the “What difference does it make?” from former Secretary of State Clinton. And not the lies about the attacks being caused by some obscure video. Serious answers starting with, Mr. President where were you when the attacks in Benghazi were going on? What could have more importantly occupied your time than the Benghazi raid and the lives of our citizens? (If a soldier leaves his post and goes AWOL while his unit is engaged with the enemy, he can be charged with desertion.) And why have all the survivors of the Benghazi attacks been hidden from Congress? Why haven’t their names been released? Why are they prevented from telling their story? Transparent administration? It’s depending on you to be mute and stay uninformed . . . and so far, it’s working. (Bob Meade is a Laconia resident.)
LETTERS Thanks to Harry Bean family for skillful work on warming hut To The Daily Sun, Anyone traveling on Route 11-A near the Gilford Town Hall will notice that the former Gilford Outing Club warm-up hut has taken on a new and impressive appearance. It will not be long before the building is fully restored and added to the list of historic structures that have been saved from possible demolition. Harry Bean, a member of one of Gilford’s oldest families, recently came forward and volunteered to assist in the restoration project. He volunteered not only his services but also that of his construction crew, which consisted of his father, son, grandson, and an employee, Lou Sousa. During the initial meeting that was held to discuss the work required, Harry stated that he would be able to complete the work in a week. He and his crew did exactly that — they began on Monday morning and by Friday afternoon, he called us to let us know that the work was done and that they were moving on. He insisted that he did not want to be recognized for the volunteer labor he gave to this project. However, he and his
employees — his family — do need to be thanked for their thoughtfulness and generosity. They are truly dedicated to the town that their family has called home for many generations. Members of the Bean family never had a chance to belong the Gilford Outing Club — they were too busy working. Yet, they came forward and helped save one of the club’s historic structures, not for the recognition but because they felt it was the right thing to do. With that attitude, they would have made phenomenal members of the organization. The preservation of history is hard work, but it is rewarding and can bring out the best in people. There are some wonderful families living in Gilford, and the Bean family is one of them. We wish to wholeheartedly thank them for the skillful work they put into this restoration project. It has truly been a pleasure working with them. We are sure that the entire town appreciates their hard work, caring, and dedication. The Anderson Family Gilford
We need specifics: what Rx drug & what is the man’s ailment? To The Daily Sun, I found Hillarie Goldstein’s letter regarding Sarah Palin, death panels and a man who has to go to the emergency room every time he nears death because of some Obamacare rule to be highly suspicious. Firstly, a major goal of the ACA is to end the emergency room being the sole source of care for the uninsured. Hillarie Goldstein does not tell us what the drug that supposedly is not covered is so she makes it impossible to fact-check her. Very convenient, Hillarie!. Her story is very suspicious like all the nonsense that comes from the far right. I want to know what that drug is and what ailment the 60 year old suffers from that he has to go to the emergency room. No names. I understand privacy but in order for me not to suspect Ms Goldstein of being dishonest or just gullible, I have to be able to fact-check her. I see the ACA as a stepping stone towards universal health care. Sure, it has faults but it certainly beats a world where insurance companies can drop you when you get sick or refuse
to insure you because you have a condition. It beats a world where billions of dollars of unpaid emergency room bills end up jacking up everyone else’s premiums. Someone has to pay and it isn’t the people using ERs. Regarding all the whining about immigrant reform, that is fear mongering and in some, a degree of bigotry. Recently, over 100 conservative economists and the CATO institute have come out in favor of immigration reform because it will boost the nation’s economy. (http://americanactionforum.org/ topic/more-110-top-conservative-economists-send-letter-supporting-immigration-reform) Of course, we all know that the right wing obstructionist don’t give a damn about the economy or people in hard times. These high-functioning sociopaths will never be able to understand anyone else’s pain. They were born without empathy. Add to that the Obama Derangement Syndrome and there is a group that needs therapy. James Veverka Tilton
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To The Daily Sun, As an elected member of the Moultonboro Planning Board and speaking as a concerned private citizen, I am appalled at the recent actions of our Board of Selectmen to intimidate multiple members of the Planning Board by threatening them with removal by public hearing if they did not immediately resign. All without presenting any evidence to them. The Board of Selectmen in a “ non meeting” with Town Counsel Peter Minkow, voted unanimously 4-0 ( Selectmen Chris Shipp was not present ) to have the Town Administrator Carter Terenzini and Town Counsel deliver the message to two sitting, duly elected board members to resign or face the indignity of a public hearing seeking their removal. The charges were “neglect of duty” and “malfeasance”. A deadline was presented and if the resignation was not delivered, a letter would be forthcoming with the public “lynching” soon to follow. A tense selectmen meeting on August 1st enforced the lack of thought that the selectmen put into the process and the actions they authorized. The “defendant’ was not told who his accuser(s) were. He was not told the details of the charges and despite the fact that only he, Carter Terenzini and Peter Minkow were present and their versions of the meeting vary widely, the selectmen chose to unequivocally believe Mr. Terenzini’s version of events. In doing so they backhandedly called the defendant and his wife liars. No selectmen was present at the resignation meeting. How can that be? A matter as important and as personally damaging as this can be , the chair and or vice chair should have had (I will use a phrase I read this week from Neil Young in the Weirs Times) the testicular apparatus to discuss this with the accused themselves. Unless of course the idea to send Terenzini and Minkow was perhaps suggested and even orchestrated by someone else in town hall. “Gee, that sounds like a good idea, let’s do that”. Asking for an elected official’s resignation with these two very serious charges, has the potential to permanently damage their reputations. Couldn’t this have been discussed
To The Daily Sun, This is in response to Jon Hoyt’s letter in the July 31st edition of The Sun: Mr. Hoyt, I find your diatribe against the GOP to be disturbing on many levels, perhaps the biggest one being the absolute paranoia you display. Your accusation that the GOP is only able to win through voter suppression is ludicrous on the face of it. As a number of indictments, trials, and convictions have illustrated, it is primarily Democrats who have been suppressing the votes of legitimate voters, enabling non-eligible voters to vote, stuffing ballot boxes, finding “lost” ballot boxes in the trunks of Democrat election official’s cars, and allowing the dead to vote. How is it that laws such as Voter ID will suppress the vote of any eligible voter? You make the claim that in North Carolina a state issued ID is almost impossible to get, making it equally difficult to vote. Really? I made a call to the North Carolina Secretary of State’s office and inquired about what was needed to get a state issued ID. All that is required to receive an ID card is “verification of an up-to-date North Carolina address”. Acceptable forms of verification include military orders, correspondence from the Social Security or Veterans Administration, vehicle registration, or a North Carolina voter registration card.” With one of those documents and $5 you can get a state issued photo ID. The only way it is “almost impossible to get” is if you cannot prove you reside in North Carolina, you don’t have the $5 to pay for one, or are too darned lazy to go get one. Strike One. In regards to “student’s parents will be fined if their kids vote at their school”, I must assume you are talking about college students attending a school not in their home town or home state. It has not been uncommon in the past that those students would use absentee ballots from their home town to vote. If their legal residence is in another town or state then that’s where they should vote. There may be issues that you do not understand (or
with each of the individuals before taking such a bold step? How about with the Planning Board chair? Our Town Counsel also needs to brush up on the Right-to-Know law. Consultation with Town Counsel is indeed a non meeting, but then having a meeting during the consultation and taking votes is stretching the fabric of the RTK law to the ripping point. He should be advising his clients to be follow not only the letter of the law but the spirit of the law as well. The selectmen seem intent to hold a public hearing “to decide what to do” in the words of the Chair Joel Mudgett, but the damage is done and it is almost irreparable. Do they not understand the implications of what they set in motion? We have a shortage of volunteers. This sends a chilling message to all in any elected or appointed office that the Moultonboro selectmen will have you removed if you dare disagree with them or make decisions they do not approve of. No discussion, no chance for the individual boards to address their concerns themselves and no chance for the board members to even get the facts before the public execution. And your reputation will be permanently damaged. Is this the American way? Is this the New Hampshire way? No to both, but it is apparently the Moultonboro way, and it is a wrong as wrong can be. Our Planning Board has been very effective and accomplished a great deal despite the fact that we have a very wide range of opinions and often long-winded discussions that at times can get contentious. I don’t object to that and in fact I choose to celebrate that diversity of thought, but in the end, when the votes are taken, we move on to the next item on the agenda. No one is asked to resign. So our little quiet village will be in the spotlight across New Hampshire and not in a good way. If there are indeed public hearings, they will be very ugly and contentious and in the end there will be no winners. The selectmen should take a step back and withdraw their threat. And then apologize publicly to the people whose reputation they have harmed and to the public at large for their abuse of power. Paul T. Punturieri Moultonboro
Open Farm Day was a success & we’re working on next year To The Daily Sun, The 2nd Annual Barnstead Open Farm Day 2013 was a success. Lots of folks came out to visit our farms and talk with our farmers. The Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network, and our farmers, want to thank the local businesses that were very supportive of our event; Blueberry Station, Clark’s Grain Store, Dominick’s Restaurant and The White Buffalo Trading Post. These folks put out our booklets and give up space on their own business signs
to promote this event. We are so grateful for their generosity and support. We also want to thank the Suncook Valley Arts and Artisans Tour for their support. These talented folks worked hard to make this year’s event a success. Thank you for all that you did. We are already working on next year’s Open Farm Day, and look forward to offering the public an opportunity to see our farms in operation. Don Walker Barnstead
more likely, don’t care to understand). My question about your claim: How is it that parents of a student who is legally an adult can be held liable for the actions of their son/daughter? That goes against a couple of hundred years of American jurisprudence. If such a case were brought before a judge it would be thrown out as it’s no different that you being charged with a violation of the law for something your neighbor did while he was away on vacation. Strike Two. Next you make some a claim about private schools down there, tie them into Mitt Romney and his son Tagg, and state “they will be making a fortune on those private schools.” Okay, prove it. You made the accusation, NOW PROVE IT. Or is this just something else you picked out of thin air to back up yet another of your baseless accusations? You also say the GOP will “kick numerous unemployed off” (you didn’t state exactly what they would be kicked off from) and that their benefits will be cut off. I’m sorry, but if they’ve exhausted their 99 weeks (almost two years) of their unemployment benefits, how is that the fault of the NC GOP? Those are federal benefits administered by the state. If they haven’t found work after two years, I would place the blame on Washington, and particularly the Obama Administration for its failure to get the economy moving again. (I could go on and on about that particular subject, but I know it would fall upon the ears of a closed-minded individual incapable of forming a cogent opinion not based upon the same old tired leftist talking points, fueled by feelings and not upon provable facts.) Strike Three. All you have managed to do with your letter is show that you really have no idea about reality, that what it is you profess to know “just ain’t so”, that feelings override any facts that contradict your beliefs, and that you pull “facts” out of thin air to make your accusations sound legitimate. Nice try. Dale Channing Eddy Gilford
I’ve come to love those ‘giants’ seen from Tenney Mtn. Hwy. To The Daily Sun, “Do you see over yonder friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants?” I intend to do battle with them and slay them.” “Take care cried Sancho, those over there are not giants but windmills.....they turn the millstone.” The idiom “tilting at windmills” comes from the English and means “attacking imaginary enemies” and I fear that these enemies still exist in the Lakes Region area. I have come to love those “giants” seen from Tenney Mountain Highway and no, they are not attached to millstones like the ones Don Quixote attacked but nevertheless they continue to serve a useful purpose — in this case creating energy with a very small carbon footprint. I even get concerned when a few of them are not turning and it doesn’t matter to me if they are producing energy for us or someone else. Many
columns why people are still tilting at these wonderful inventions. Sound, sight, light flicker, health and the general impact on the environment. Try as I may, I can’t find any credible evidence for any of them as long as they remain at least eight hundred and fifty meters away from humans. Nothing is perfect and windmills do kill a few birds but when you consider fossil fuel alternatives, transmission lines, building windows, pesticide use, domestic and feral cats, it’s a drop in the bucket. Of course beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. I for one find them pleasant to look at. It’s reassuring to know that nature can be harnessed for our benefit instead of being its victim. As for people who spend half their year on the lakes and don’t want their property values to go down—my sympathy bucket is pretty empty at the moment. If you want or need a contrast, just see next page
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COUNTY from page one Executive Committee of the convention and Jane Cormier (R-Alton), clerk of the convention, met with Commissioner John Thomas (R-Belmont), chairman of the commission, County Administrator Debra Shackett and County Finance Director Glen Waring. Attorneys David Horan, representing the convention, and Sharon Somers and Robert Derosier, representing the commission, were also present. The purpose of the meeting, Worsman explained in her e-mail, was “to see if we could find some common ground regarding the budget, spending and if executive approval is or is not necessary for the 90+ fund transfers that have been made including now in excess of $25,000 out of the contingency fund.” Throughout the 2013 budget process the Republican majority of the convention has insisted that the convention can rewrite the budget proposed by the commission by adding or deleting, raising or lowering appropriations for particular line items. And, in the course of managing the budget, the commission may only reallocate funds from one line to another with the approval of the Executive Committee of the convention. With equal resolve the commissioners claim that the authority of the convention is limited to itemizing appropriations in 13 categories accord with the “Statement of County Appropriations and Revenue as Voted,” or MS-42 form, submitted to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. Within these categories, the commission contends it can distribute funds among different lines without the approval of the convention as long as expenditures do not exceed the total appropriations of the particular categories. “The commissioners position,” Worsman told members of the convention after the meeting, “is that they can spend money any way they so long as they don’t exceed the bottom line. This obviously clashes with the many votes taken by the convention that will heavily affect the 12014 budget.” Last week’s meeting stemmed from correspondence that began in June when Horan wrote to Thomas informing him that the commission had changed the amounts the convention budgeted in 91 separate line items and added dollar amounts to lines the convention left blank without seeking the approval of either the convention or its Executive Committee. He asked that the commission “immediately cease spending money from budget lines where zero money was appropriated, comply with the budget adopted by the convention and submit written requests to the Executive Committee for all transfers. He noted that the Executive Committee was meeting on June 24 and asked the commissioners to reply before the meeting. Nearly a month later, Somers replied on behalf of the commission
and refused to yeild an inch. “Having reviewed your points,” she began, “I believe and have advised the commission that your conclusions are not supported by New Hampshire law and that . . . the commissioners have acted correctly, prudently and legally.” Somers closed by remarking that commissioners wish “to move past this current impasse” and proposed that the chairman, vice-chairman and clerk of the convention, together with one of its five Democratic members, meet with Shackett and Waring. Rep. David Huot (D-Laconia) was troubled by news of the meeting. “The convention voted to hire an attorney and vote to authorize Colette (Worsman) to be the contact person,” he told The Daily Sun. “But, we never voted to authorize her to hold private meetings. What upset me the most,” he continued, “was that we weren’t told about the meeting until after the fact.” Huot said that he was “disappointed” that Worsman chose Tilton and Cormier to represent the convention without considering any other Republicans and “shut the Democrats out of the governing process altogether.” He said that he believes neither the convention nor the commission is “100-percent right” and suggested his perspective should be represented. Worsman told The Daily Sun that those who attended the meeting on Friday were carefully chosen to ensure a private meeting that did not contravene the “Right-to-Know” law. She said that she invited Tllton because he chairs the Executive Committee, which oversees the administration of the budget, and Cormier, who as clerk could take minutes if necessary. “I can’t help the fact that there are 13 Republicans and five Democrats on the delegation,” Worsman said. “I can’t change the facts.” Responding to misgivings expressed by Huot and Rep. Ruth Gulick (D-New Hampton) in an e-mail chain, Rep. Richard Burchell (R-Gilmanton) wrote, “Republicans do not get to whine in Concord when things do not go their way which is virtually always. What gives anyone the right to complain about the very open process which has been used in the county delegation?” To Huot he wrote, “Get a subpoena.” Worsman said that she was concerned that Huot provided her e-mail to members of the convention to the press, claiming that because it was copied to Horan it was a protected communication between client and attorney. Although Worsman indicated in her e-mail that the convention would file suit, she declined to comment to the newspaper what steps the convention would take next. Instead, she said that the convention has taken no decisions and will be consulting with its legal counsel. “This is tremendously unfortunate,” she said. “It saddens me that we need to protect the taxpayers of Belknap County.”
from preceding page drive down Highland St. towards Hannaford and look to your left. With all those double telephone poles and wires it looks like earth after all the rich people have gone to Elysium — and not one complaint! One wonders where all the impetus comes from when action is needed. Perhaps real estate and lake-front developers, golf course owners, tourist industry
and even environmentalists on occasion? The rest is easy. If you grew up with Gene Autry you’ll know how easy it is for the bad guys to stir up a town and form a lynch mob. Too bad community action was absent when Plymouth was being turned into the inner workings of a pin ball machine. George Maloof Plymouth
PLANNING from page one neither Terenzini nor the selectmen have explained the circumstances and conduct that led the board to vote to request their resignations. Nor has either received a formal statement detailing the nature of the charges against them. However, both acknowledge that Terenzini indicated that the proceedings arose from their conduct during the Planning Board’s deliberation of a request for a conditional use permit (CUP) by Bear’s Nest Trail, LLC. Bartlett and Ryerson said that Terenzini told them that “outside people” had questioned their behavior, but refused to identify the source of the complaints. “We cannot find out who is making these accusations,” Bartlett said. Bear’s Nest Trail, LLC constructed a 900-square foot lookout tower, with an average height of 27 feet, around 1,200 feet up the east flank of Red Hill without obtaining the necessary permits from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) and Planning Board. Reluctant to remove the structure, the property owner approached the ZBA and the Planning Board for approvals after the fact. In June, the ZBA granted a variance from the ordinance prohibiting development on slopes in excess of 25-percent and referred the matter to the Planning Board, which addressed the request for the CUP on June 26 and again on on July 10. In order to grant the CUP, the board was required to find that the project satisfied 11 criteria and performance standards prescribed by the zoning ordinance. When, after one public hearing and a site visit, the board met on July 10 two of these proved especially controversial: one, requiring the project be consistent with “the spirit and intent of the ordinance” and another requiring that there be no “practicable alternatives” to the project and that all measures have been taken to minimize its impact.” The minutes record that when the board was “polled” on the 11 criteria and standards, it deadlocked three-tothree on the two issues, with Bartlett abstaining on both and Ryerson voting “no” on both. According to the minutes, Bartlett said that he was “furious that this thing went ahead without a permit.” He said that he abstained because he did not believe the two criteria
were met. However, he also explained that “despite the fact that we want to pretend that this thing has not been built, the alternative really is to deny it and the effect of that would be to either require it to be moved or taken down or some other, or maybe we go to court for six months or a year. None of which,” he was reported to say, “are going to do anybody a lot of good.” Although Bartlett conceded the board would be sending “a very bad message,” he concluded that “it is the best interest of the town and the towns people” to grant the CUP and offered a motion to approve the request. At that point, several members noted that because board split on the two criteria, it had no choice but to deny the CUP. Paul Punturieri then proposed amending the motion to approve the CUP, which would restrict cutting and require re-vegetation of the site. Tom Howard, the chair of the board who had recused himself from discussion of the merits of the case, raised a point of order, noting that “a tie vote is a failure on the motion,” and cautioning that “to take this further before definitively making that point . . . is critical.” He suggested that were the board to vote yes after first voting no, its decision could be open to appeal. Bartlett countered that the board was polled on the 11 criteria and standards, but did not “vote”. After much discussion, the minutes record that Ryerson, who originally was polled as a “no” asked if she could change her vote to “yes”, noting that she had not voted on a motion, but been polled. After adopting Punturieri’s amendment, the motion to grant the CUP carried by a vote of five-to-two, with Punturieri and Peter Jensen dissenting. Both Bartlett and Ryerson voted with the majority alongside Russ Wakefield, the selectmen’s representative, Bob Goffredo and Keith Nelson. According to statute (RSA 673:13) the selectmen may remove elected members of local land use boards only for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office” and then only after a public hearing. The Selectboard has yet to schedule a public hearing. “I’m heartsick over this whole thing,” said Bartlett, who has retained an attorney. “I’m absolutely stunned,” echoed Ryerson. “Changing your mind is not against the law.”
CABLE from page 2 Craig Moffett, an industry analyst with Moffett Research LLC, called the proposal “mostly a bit of theater” that CBS would never accept. “CBS would never agree to a model where customers could opt to take it or leave it,” he said. “The economics of that would never be as attractive as the current model, where everyone has to pay whether they want the service or not.” Investors seemed to shrug at the proposal.Time Warner Cable shares slipped 68 cents or half a percent to finish at $116.42. CBS shares dipped 67 cents, a little more than 1 percent, to close at $53.86 Monday. TV station owners like CBS want to boost revenue and profit from the fees they charge to distributors — and many industry observers see this as their prime engine of growth in the coming years. But pay TV distributors say they’re trying to keep costs low to hang onto subscribers sick of paying higher monthly bills. Retransmission
fees paid by cable, satellite and telecommunications providers are set to double by 2018 to $6 billion, according to research firm SNL Kagan. The fee fights have become common in recent years. Most have been resolved within a few weeks. However, the American Television Alliance (ATVA), a grouping of pay TV distributors, says there are now a record 79 U.S. markets being affected by blackouts. Besides the Time Warner Cable dispute with CBS, starting on Thursday some Dish Network Corp. subscribers lost access to some ABC, NBC and Fox affiliate stations owned by Raycom Media Inc. in 36 markets in 15 states from Florida to Hawaii. Tens of thousands of DirecTV subscribers lost access to a local CBS station in Odessa, Texas, on Thursday. Five other blackouts are ongoing, including one between Cox Communications and Mt. Baker Cable in Seattle that has lingered since Jan. 1, 2012, according to the ATVA.
79-year-old guilty of sexual assaults of boy BELMONT — A 79-year-old man pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault for sexual contact with a boy who was under 13-years-old at the time. On July 23, George Webber, 79, of 8 Bean Hill Road was sentenced to serve 12 months in the Belknap County House of Corrections with six of them to be served in home confinement on one count and 10 years — all suspended — in the N.H. State Prison on the other count. He was ordered to pay $4,600 to his victim for counseling services. Webber is also ordered to register as a sex offender, to be on probation for two years after his release, to have no unsupervised contact with minors, to stay away from the victim, and to get
counseling and treatment. Indicted in March of 2013, Webber initially faced six counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. Four charges were not prosecuted in exchange for his guilty plea to two of them last week. Paperwork from the Belknap County Superior Court shows the assaults took place in 2000. The victim and his father no longer live in the area. The case was investigated by the Belmont Police. The victim’s father, who will not be identified, said he wanted to thank the Belmont Police Department and the Belknap County Attorney for the lengthy investigation. “This chapter of our lives is behind us,” he said. — Gail Ober
HYDROPONIC from page 3 stores in shopping malls all up and down the East Coast and realized shortly after they bought the land in Barnstead that something new was in order for him and his young family. Both he and his wife were intrigued with the idea of raising their family on a self-sufficient farm and put their shoulders to the wheel to achieve it. Barbara home schools their two children and handles the business end of the farming operations. Using his skills as a builder. Comtois built the family home and two green houses for their produce business, followed by a farm stand where they could sell their vegetables. Then he put up shelters and run-ins for their animals, which included rabbits, which provide lean high protein meat, as well as Belted Galloway cattle, a sturdy breed which can handle New Hampshire winters. There are also chickens, who live in a portable roost which goes from one pasture to another so that they can live off the land while eating the worms and bugs that feed in the nutrient-rich soil left by the livestock. There’s also a pond filled with ducks, which will supply food at local restau-
rants. Two Belgian draft horses are used for plowing and pulling the hay wagon and also provide hay rides in the fall and sleigh rides in the winter for visitors to the farm. The vegetables grown at their greenhouses include basil, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, head lettuce, kale, leeks, radishes, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelons and winter squash. The farm grow raspberries, garlic, and asparagus using conventional methods and is also experimenting with fruit trees. Comtois is also a skilled rock cutter who has developed rock sculptures which can be seen at many resorts and private homes in New England. He says that he sees a bright future for small farmers in New Hampshire, especially with the eat local mantra which has developed in recent years. A two-term member of the New Hampshire House, Comtois serves on the House Environmental and Agriculture committee, the Republican says he works on behalf of legislation which will help small farmers.
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Then it stopped and I crawled out the side door,” Reber told the newspaper, which posted his account online. “I was the only person who crawled out. Everyone got behind a table. Some of the supervisors were over on the side throwing up.” Reber said a woman opened a door to the meeting room “and he (the shooter) was standing there. A man pushed her aside and was shot. People were shot inside the room.” The shooter returned to his car and came back inside with another weapon when a local official at the meeting grabbed him, Reber said. “(West End Open Space Commission executive director) Bernie Kozen was there tending to the man and he (the shooter) didn’t see them,” Reber said. “Bernie bearhugged him and took him down. He shot (the shooter) with his own gun.” Rep. Matt Cartwright, who represents the state’s 17th District, said he was “stunned and appalled at the atrocities that claimed the lives of innocent citizens in Ross Township.” He said he had heard about what Kozen did to prevent more bloodshed. “Mr. Kozen is a true hero tonight,” Cartwright said in an emailed statement. Kozen’s wife, reached by telephone at their home Monday night, said he wasn’t there and she was unsure when he’d be back. Ross Township has about 5,500 residents. According to its website, the board of supervisors meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.
Losers of 7 in a row, Muskrats season ends in Maine LACONIA — The Muskrats season ended Saturday night in Sanford, Maine, where Laconia was beaten 4-2 in a play-in game to determine the fourth and final representative of the NECLB’s Eastern Division playoffs. Laconia and the Mainers had ended the regular season with identical 21-23 records. With a roster depleted by late-season injuries, the Muskrats lost their last seven games, enabling San-
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Children’s musician performing at Rotary Park tomorrow LACONIA — On Wednesday, August 7, Wayne From Maine will bring his uplifting and fun music to the Belknap Mill’s Outdoor Concert Series in Rotary Park. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. The Wayne From Maine concert is sponsored by the Belknap County Early Childhood Council with further support from WEMJ. The concert is the next in a series that are being presented by the Belknap Mill this summer for the public. All concerts are free and held in Rotary Park on Beacon St. East next to the Belknap Mill. During the concert the public is invited to view SPARK (Governor’s Appointed Early Childhood Council) banners in Wayne from Maine. (Courtesy photo) the Belknap Mill’s firstfloor gallery. The banners tell the story preschools, libraries, festivals, and of the importance of the first five years children’s events from Maine to Maryin a child’s development. land. I was invited for three years in a Says Wayne about his musical backrow to perform at the ‘Little Ducklings ground, “For nearly two decades I have Parade’ in Boston. I have performed been writing and performing family before thousands of kids but some of style music for the young and young my favorite performances have been at heart. I live in Kittery, Maine with with smaller groups like the Perkins my wife and two children. I have been School for the Blind. It’s always a a professional musician for over 20 thrill to have kids and adults singing years. After the birth of our first child, along with me to my own music!” I started writing children’s music. In the event of rain, the concert will Writing music and playing for kids take place inside the Belknap Mill on is the greatest. I perform at schools, the third floor function space.
Sanbornton church film series features Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC, in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library, is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month at the library. Show time will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second floor of the library. The seventh film, to be shown on August 7, will be “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” ( 2002-120 minute documentary). This is the story of a seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. The film creates a detailed and intimate portrait of Muhammad, the man
and the prophet. It takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammad’s story unfolded, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America’s seven million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad’s example. The enlightening documentary is a well-researched reminder that Islam is about peace, love and the acceptance of other people’s beliefs - the same tenets as those in Christianity and Judaism. For further information call 2863018 or visit the web site at uccsanbornton.org. Or call the Sanbornton Public Library at 286-8288
LOUDON —Are you interested in growing seeds or breeding your own vegetables? Come learn about the challenges associated with growing seeds on Wednesday, August 7 at Sanborn Mills Farm, 7154 Sanborn Mills, in Loudon from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Internationally-known Jimmy Keys at Franklin Opera House Friday night FRANKLIN — Jimmy Keys, internationally known pianist and comedian, will perform at the Franklin Opera House on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Jimmy Keys was born in Kent, England and as a young child he studied classical piano. At the age of twelve Jimmy started playing in school bands. He soon graduated to the local music scene, working in clubs and pubs with numerous pop, soul and rock groups, singing and playing keyboards. Later, he “went professional” and headed off to Germany with a local group, to seek fame and fortune following after dozens of other postBeatle bands! In the early 70’s he went on to work with many top artists including Ben E. King, Eddie Floyd and Percy Sledge. Later, with his own band, he worked extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. In 1981 he decided to return to his first love, the piano, and become a
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Genealogy workshop and training session in Wolfeboro on Thursday WOLFEBORO — The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group will present another Genealogy Workshop and Training Session at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, August 8. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptop computers, a pedigree chart or any vital information they may have for their ancestors going back at least three to four generations. The workshop will include training in using Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Family Search/Family Tree and as many other search sites as time permits. Family Search International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use Family Search records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history.
Family Search is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access Family Search services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as here in Wolfeboro, Concord, Lebanon and Randolph, New Hampshire. Deborah Shagoury, Dee Ide and Virginia Burke began the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group in 2011. Currently the group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library on a monthly basis. For more information call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428.
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Author event Saturday at Annie’s Book Stop LACONIA — Annie’s Book Stop will host a “Meet the author” special event on Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m. featuring James Novak, author of Ora’s Boy, and Catherine Dougherty, author of In Woolen Bikinis. James Novak grew up in Laconia and upon graduating from high school, enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he attended college at night and eventually earned dual degrees in Business Administration and Economics. He graduated magna-cum-laude from Park College in 1970 and earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He has traveled extensively all over the world and currently resides with his wife in Bluffton, South Carolina. James has recently acquired a summer home here in the Lakes Region. Ora’s Boy is the true narrative of Sonny Virgin’s (a.k.a. Cousy) struggles to survive growing up in Laconia in the 1940s and 1950s. Abandoned by his father and rejected by his mother, Sonny, together with sisters Lorraine and Claudie, searched for love and approval. A remarkably endearing story, Ora’s Boy is made more memorable with its backdrop of
historical events and changes that happened during the era—World War II, the Korean War, the famous Boston Brinks robbery, Civil Rights Movement, and the advent of Rock N’ Roll. Catherine Dougherty, a native of New Hampshire, lives with her husband in the Lakes Region area, near Lake Winnipesaukee. She is a member of the New Hampshire Writers Project and currently serves as social media chair for the Greater Lakes Region Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Her debut novel in Polyester Pajamas, the first book in the Jean and Rosie series, was released in June 2012. She has also published several essays and poems, and is a featured author in the 20122013 publication 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading presented by TheAuthorsShow.com. In Woolen Bikinis , released on July 5, 2013, is an engaging story about the unpredictable twists and turns that can happen in any woman’s life, as well as a strong friendship, one Jean and Rosie are fortunate to have, that can help carry one through. It’s also about Simple Pleasures, plenty of them (like woolen bikinis).
Alton church craft fair to coincide with Old Home Day ALTON —The Community Church of Alton is holding it’s summer Craft Fair on Friday, August 9 from 5-7 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will coincide with Alton’s Old Home Day festivities. There will be home made pie by the slice and beverages for purchase on Friday night
and a luncheon on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The “White Elephant Room” will be filled with everything from Christmas items to vintage items, including knits, linens, jewelry, gifts, children’s items, books, plants, home made fudge, and baked goods. The Parade starts at 2 p.m. so downtown Alton is the place people will want to be.
from preceding page WOW trail. Morrison and Smith rely strictly on donations to purchase art supplies and lunch for members. The program is structured so that members not only create art, but they also give back to the community that supports River Crew. Projects have included making a flower wreath for the Newtown, CT residents, flower pins honoring the late Lilyanna Johnson, decorated pumpkins for the pediatric patients at the Laconia Clinic, and cards for the Wounded Warriors. The work of the talented members of River Crew
has been exhibited in many places throughout the community including the Lakes Region Camera Club, Downtown Deli in Laconia, Laconia Congregational Church, Hands Across the Table, Friendship Club, Better Together, and the Taylor Home. The Busiel Mill is located at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia. The exhibit will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about River Crew Art, contact Dick Smith at: (203) 841-9155 or email: email@example.com. Elaine Morrison can be reached at 527-1974 or by email at: emorrison5030@ yahoo.com.
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‘Meet the Quilters’ on Wednesday On a snowy day last January, a handful of quilters came to a “Meet the Quilters” program at the Country Village Quilt Guild meeting in Moultonborough. It was discovered that one was a yodeler, one worked on a fishing boat, one met her husband as a wrong number, and many other stories brought lots of humor to the meeting! The program will be repeated in better weather on August 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Moultonborough Life Safety Building. All are invited to share tidbits about themselves and show a talent or interest that is not quilt related. (Courtesy photo)
Lots going on at Alton Old Home Day ALTON — Alton Old Home Days is August 10 and 11 in Alton Bay. Activities include USATF Certified and Chip Timing 5K Road Race, Old Home Days Craft Fair, Main Street Parade, Vintage Boat Show, Firemen’s Chicken BBQ; Outdoor Bingo, Band Concert, Fireworks and more. Celebrate Alton Old Home Days by attending a New England Style Craft Fair on August 10 and 11. The fair will take place at Railroad Square Park in picturesque Alton Bay overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Juried vendors will be located inside the Alton Bay Community Center and throughout the waterfront
park. All vendor items are handmade by local artisans and include food items, maple products, jewelry, carvings, wooden items, paintings, clothing, linens, pillows, baskets, furniture, dolls, photos, doll items, sea shell designs, music, knitted and crocheted items, and much more. The Alton Firemen’s Association will hold its annual Chicken BBQ at the Alton Central Fire Station on Saturday, August 10 between 4-7 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Proceeds will raise money for purchase of rescue equipment for the Fire Department. Craft Fair hours are Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 9-3, rain or shine.
PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln throughout the summer, presenting their repertoire of children’s stories adapted for the stage. Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday. All seats (including babes in arms) are $6 and the shows usually sell out early. The production for August 8 is Just So Stories. How did the Camel get his hump? How did the leopard get his spots? How was the alphabet made? Discover the answers to these
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GILFORD — On Thursday, August 8, the Gilford Public Library will host New York Times bestselling author William Martin for a presentation entitled, “Lincoln and Liberty Too”. This presentation will examine President Lincoln, and take a journey into the past to meet him, the people he know and the city he lived in as President. The author of nine books, including The Lincoln Letter and the Peter Fallon series, William Martin has “tracked national treasures across the landscape of the American imagination, chronicled the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history, and brought to life legendary American loca-
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Martha W. Heath, 68 SALISBURY – Martha Weeks Heath, 68, of 185 Old Turnpike Road, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Concord Hospital after a courageous battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy Disease. She was born in Laconia on August 13, 1944, the daughter of Robert and Bernice (Bernard) Weeks. Martha grew up in Meredith and was a 1962 graduate of InterLakes High School. In earlier years she helped operate her family dairy farm in upstate New York. After returning to NH, she worked as a real estate broker for Maxfield Real Estate. She was an active member of the Salisbury Congregational Community Church and also the Salisbury Historical Society. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Roger Heath of Salisbury, one son, Robert Ryman and his wife Karen of York, PA, three daughters; Sherry Davenport and her husband Craig of Homer, NY, Ruth Tomczyk and her husband Mark of Miami, Fl and Beth Cone and her husband Shawn of Medford Lakes, NJ, one brother, Robert Weeks and his wife June of Center Harbor, one sister, Elizabeth Welch of Berwick, ME., eight grandchildren; Cassidy Ryman
and Shea Ryman, both of York, PA, Jennifer Sosa and her husband John of Columbus, OH, Christopher Davenport of New Pultz, NY, Corrine Brittain and Taylor Brittain, both of Pennsylvania and Dylan Cone and Trey Cone, both of Medford Lakes, NJ. Calling hours will be held from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Maplewood Cemetery, Old Turnpike Road, Salisbury. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Salisbury Historical Society, PO Box 263, Salisbury, NH 03268 or to the Salisbury Congregational Community Church, 13 Franklin Rd, Salisbury, NH 03268 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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Richard J. Bertholet, 87 MEREDITH — Richard J. Bertholet, 87, of 21 Upper Mile Pt. Drive, died at the Golden View Health Care Center on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Mr. Bertholet was born December 22, 1925 in Newton Center, Mass., the son of the late Julius J. and Frances L. (Beauvais) Bertholet. He was the widower of Helen Montana Bertholet who died in 2003. Mr. Bertholet moved to Belmont, N.H. in 1938 and in 1953 moved to Meredith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and also served in the New Hampshire National Guard for four years. He had his pilot’s license and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for two years. Mr. Bertholet was an automotive salesman for twenty-five years, selling for Meredith Ford and Irwin Motors in Laconia. He raised Arabian horses for the last twenty-five years before retiring in 1999.
Mr. Bertholet was a member of the American Legion Post #33, Meredith, N.H. for sixty years. Survivors include a nephew, Raymond A. Bertholet, Jr. of The Weirs; a niece, Louise Bertholet, of Meredith and four stepchildren, Raymond Montano of Friendship, Maine, Lynn Montana of Meredith, Paige Keuther, of Meredith and Donald Montana of Snohomish, Washington and three grand nephews, Nicholas Bertholet of Ashland, Raymond Bertholet of Meredith and Cole Bertholet of The Weirs. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private burial service will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia. 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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Frank P. ‘Pete’ Knight, 78 MEREDITH — Frank Peter “Pete” Knight, 78, of Meredith, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013, after a period of declining health, at his home with his loving wife Charlene and his dog Bennie by his side. Born in Melrose, MA, on March 13, 1935, he was the son of Frank and Eleanor (Howe) Knight. Frank attended schools and played football in Sidney, NY, and went on to attend and graduate from Cornell University (where he also played football). After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served his country with honor and courage fighting in two tours during the Vietnam War. After ending his 20 year military career with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Frank retired to Meredith where he built a log home and continued to work several jobs, most recently for Irwin Marine, in Laconia. Frank was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed sports and reading. He was a true patriot and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Frank is predeceased by his parents and sister, Anne (Knight) Giannone. He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene (Miller) Knight, of Meredith; three sons, Eric Knight and wife Dawn, Tim Knight and wife Kris, and Chris Knight and wife Trish; six grandchildren, Walker, Olivia, Victoria, Montana, Isabella, and Gabriella; he is also survived by numerous nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246. www.nhhumane.org Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3&104), Meredith, on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:00 pm through 8:00pm with words of remembrance at 7:30pm. Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate. Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view Frank’s Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Christmas Up Close and Personal in Alton Bay Saturday ALTON — The Alton Bay Christian Conference Center will be holding a “Christmas Up Close & Personal: A Night of Angels” Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle at the Alton Bay Center. The entertainment is a celebration of the Christmas Story featuring a unique and humorous look at what might have been going on behind the scenes as the angels sought to get the “word out” about the coming
of the Messiah. Directed by Christ Burtt, this concert will incorporate both traditional Christmas Carols and select songs featuring some ABCCC talent. On Sunday, August 11, at both 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Rev. Josh Owens will Pastor in the Chapel at the Alton Bay Center. Ownes is the Associate Pastor at Faith Community Bible Church, Loudon, and he holds a M.Div. from Trinity Theological Seminary.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The people who bring you joy and the people who bring you stress are one and the same now. The effort you put into making relationships good is a big part of what endears you to others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Unexpected encounters have more of a charge to them than the expected ones. That’s why it’s worth it to come up with a few surprises, especially if you’re meeting familiar people. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If it seems like a relationship is changing and perhaps growing a bit more distant, that’s because it is. It’s for the better. You’ll be closer in the end for having this momentary luxury of personal space. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There may be a few instances in which you feel comfortable enough to let someone lead you through dangerous territory. Just be careful not to assume a false sense of security in this situation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have a dynamic presence, and you’ll shine in the right moment. But don’t try to shine all of the time. It only attracts too much attention, and you won’t know what to do with it all. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Defending your space is important, but if that’s all you do, you’ll have too narrow of a life. Letting people infringe on you a bit may be just the thing that’s needed to break open a new adventure. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t have to talk to communicate. In fact, you cannot not communicate. The very way you animate your body is a message. Your awareness in this regard makes you most effective today. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You want to be assertive but not dominating. You’ll walk a narrow line with this today. Stay aware of the feedback others give you, and you’ll remain in good graces. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As you express your honest feelings and needs, you may remember a time when you didn’t feel at liberty to do so. You no longer have a reason to take the submissive role, and this is something to celebrate.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2013. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths. On this date: In 1813, during the Venezuelan War of Independence, forces led by Simon Bolivar recaptured Caracas. In 1825, Upper Peru became the autonomous republic of Bolivia. In 1862, the Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas was scuttled by its crew on the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, La., to prevent capture by the Union. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, arriving in Kingsdown, England, from France in 14½ hours. In 1930, New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Force Crater went missing after leaving a Manhattan restaurant; his disappearance remains a mystery. In 1942, Queen Wilhemina of the Netherlands became the first reigning queen to address a joint session of Congress, telling lawmakers that despite Nazi occupation, her people’s motto remained, “No surrender.” In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov became the second man to orbit Earth as he flew aboard Vostok 2. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. In 1973, former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, 72, died in exile in Spain. Entertainer Stevie Wonder was seriously injured in a car accident in North Carolina. In 1978, Pope Paul VI died at Castel Gandolfo at age 80. In 1988, an attempt by New York City police to enforce a curfew in Tompkins Square Park triggered a melee that left 52 people injured and led to the filing of more than 110 claims of police brutality. In 1993, Louis Freeh won Senate confi rmation to be FBI director. Ten years ago: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger used an appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to announce his successful bid to replace California Gov. Gray Davis. The same day, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (boost-ahMAHN’-tay) said he was entering the recall race as well. Five years ago: The government declared that Army scientist Bruce Ivins was solely responsible for the anthrax attacks that killed five and rattled the nation in 2001. (Ivins had committed suicide on July 29.) President George W. Bush, on his Asia tour, met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak; Bush then traveled to Thailand, where he met with Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej (sah-MAK’ sun-TAH’-rah-ved). One year ago: Syria’s prime minister, Riad Hijab, defected two months after being forced into the position by President Bashar Assad. Marvin Hamlisch, 68, who composed or arranged the scores for dozens of movies including “The Sting” and the Broadway smash “A Chorus Line,” died in Los Angeles. Art critic and historian Robert Hughes, 74, died in New York.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS National Night Out Party conducted by the Laconia Police Department. 5-7 p.m. at Opechee Beach in Laconia. Free hotdogs, chips, drinks, slush, and Funspot token cards will be available. For more information call 524-5257 ext. 332. Vacation Church School featuring a pot luck supper followed by various classes. 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Gilford. People of all ages welcome. For more information call Nancy at 524-2580. Pulitzer Prize-winner writer Barbara Walsh speaks about her book August Gale:A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm. 6:30 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library. National Night Out conducted by the Belmont Police Department and Fire Department. 5-8 p.m. at the Town Park. Snacks will be provided. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Plymouth Area Chess Club. 6-8 p.m. at Pease Public Library. For more information call 536-1179 or email email@example.com. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Weelky Summer Farmer’s Market hosted by Franklin Regional Hospital in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living Coaltion. 3-6 p.m. on the lawn of Franklin Regional Hospital. New “Double SNAP Dollars” card avaliable providing SNAP benefits. For more information call 934-2060 ext. 8369. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House. Events at the Gilford Public Library. Caped Crusader! 10:30-11:30 p.m. Drop-In Rug Hooking 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Sammy in the Sky” with Author Barbara Walsh 3-4 p.m. Get Booked with Author Barbara Walsh 6:30-7:30 p.m. Slide presentation of Meredith’s winter celebrations presented by local historian and anthropologist Dan Heyduk. 7 p.m. at the Meredith Historical Society in Meredith. Refreshments provided. For more information call 279-1190. Workshop on Family Stories: How and Why to Remember Them hosted by the Meredith Public Library. 4 p.m. at the Library in Meredith. Light refreshments provided. Project Teen activity featuring tape art at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 12 p.m. NH Music Festival Chamber Music Concert featuring the works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. 8 p.m. at the Silver Center located on Main Street in Plymouth. For tickets or more information call 603-535-2787 or visit silver. plymouth.edu. Opening reception for the “Internal Landscapes: Eco Art and Exploring Place” exhibit featuring new works by Cynthia Cutting Robinson. 6-8 p.m. in the Nash Room Gallery at the Gordon-Nash Library. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents the play The 39 Steps. 7:30 p.m. at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse campus in Meredith. A special Behind-The-Scenes tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby. For ticket prices or for more information call 279-0333 or visit www.winniplayhouse.org.
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Local author Abi Maxwell speaks about her book ‘Lake People’ at the Meredith Public Library. 3 p.m. in the Function Room of the Library. For more information call 279-6150. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents the play The 39 Steps. 7:30 p.m. at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse campus in Meredith. A post show Q&A will take place with the cast and crew. For ticket prices or for more information call 279-0333 or visit www.winniplayhouse.org. Weirs Times and Cocheo Times Editor Brendan Smith shares some life adventures during his transition from a Flatlander from Long Island, New York. 7 p.m. at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Laconia. For more information call 366-5950 or visit www.lwhs.us. Free outdoor harmony by the Lakes Region Chordsmen and other choruses and quartets. Weirs-Winnipesaukee Marketplace bleachers Wednesday evenings through August 7, 7:30-9 p.m. Events at the Meredith Public Library. Hedgehog Family Story Hour 10-11 a.m. Friends of the Library at the Meredith Library welcome local author Abigail Maxwel to discuss her book Lake People 3-4:30 p.m. Teen/Tween Book Club discussing The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. 4-5 p.m. Gilford Public Library Events. Line Dancing for Begin-
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art professor Annette Mitchell, she discovered the multi-plate printmaking process. One of her original designs using this method, “Out of the Blue”, was selected by Di Downing of the Common Man Family of Restaurants to be the signature artwork of this year’s 8th Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival. This event is for participants ages 10 and up. Space is limited to 12 registrants. $10 for adults and $6 for children 10-16. Call 744-3516 to register. The event will take place at Ash Cottage in Hebron. ners 9-10 a.m. Check–Out–An–Expert! 10 a.m. to noon. Social Bridgem10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Babygarten 10:3011:15 a.m. Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northﬁeld. Story Time 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts 3:30 p.m. Concert by Gilford Community Band, Gilford Village Field, 7:30 p.m. In event of rain, concert will be held in Gilford High School auditorium. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. 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. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. The Country Village Quilt Guild meets 1:30pm on the ﬁrst and third Wednesday of each month at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building behind the Police and Fire Station on Rt 25 in Moultonborough, NH. All are welcome. For information call 279-3234 or visit our website at Country Village Quilt Guild.
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Dear Annie: Recently, our beautiful, intelligent, kind, responsible 20-year-old daughter told us she is a lesbian. “Sharon” has been sorting this out alone for the past two years, which breaks my heart. She told us that she has prayed not to be this way, tried dating men and even came up with a plan to move out of the country. Sharon’s father, siblings and I were surprised, but have assured her that we are thankful she told us so she can truly be herself and be happy. We love her just the same. However, Sharon has not told the rest of our family. Other relatives have made it clear that they believe gays and lesbians are disturbed and disgusting individuals who are going to hell. They have, in fact, recently stated these vile opinions to Sharon when she was last visiting. She told me it felt as if she had been punched in the stomach. Ironically, Sharon’s grandparents think the sun rises and sets on her. They have no idea that their divisive, hateful, dehumanizing comments apply to someone they cherish. Sharon loves her grandparents, aunts and uncles and is terrified of how they will respond when they find out. We worry that their rejection will push her back into depression. According to PFLAG, suicide is the leading cause of death among gay and lesbian youth. More than 30 percent of all reported teen suicides each year are committed by gay and lesbian youth. Fifty percent report that their parents reject them due to their sexual orientation, and 26 percent are forced to leave home because of conflicts over their sexual orientation. These are the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews we love. We will stand with Sharon and pray for the judgmental, ignorant, bigoted souls to find enlightenment on this issue. -- Worried in Wyoming Dear Worried: Thank you for your compassionate understanding. Sharon does not need to come out to her relatives
any sooner than she is comfortable, and it helps enormously that you are so supportive. In many instances, families become more accepting when they realize the gay person is someone they know and love. We hope that is how it works out for your family. Dear Annie: My band performs at a lot of wedding receptions. We usually make plans with the family regarding what music they want. We cannot alter our music in the middle of a set just because a guest who has had too much to drink comes up to us with a song request. If the bride and groom took the time to specify the songs they do and don’t want to hear, they probably are not going to be happy if we suddenly start playing “The Chicken Dance.” One other tip: Talking to us while we are in the middle of a song is not a good idea. Please wait until we are on a break. -- Frustrated Bandleader Dear Frustrated: Excellent suggestions, and here’s one from us: Can you please not set the amplifiers to 11? We can hear you just fine without going deaf. Dear Annie: I read the thoughtful letter from “Concerned Grandma,” who is caring for her biracial 4-year-old grandson. Your response left out one of the best role models this child could have: President Barack Obama. Perhaps reading “Dreams from My Father” will give this dear grandmother more insight into the struggles her grandson might face as a fatherless child, as well as hope and inspiration. A photo of our biracial president might be a sweet thing for this little boy to have. In addition, the grandmother might want to seek out someone who can help reinforce and strengthen her as she stands alongside this child in a lifelong learning adventure. -- A Daily Reader
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YOUR baby will be raised with endless love in a financially secure home. Expenses paid. Call 1-800-983-9143.
1990 Jag XJS v-12 Red Convertible, 44,000 original miles, excellent condition, must see car. Asking $12,000. Bill 603-776-8701
20” sailboat, Chrysler 20, retractable keel, Sails and Trailer included. Good Cond. $1000 or BO 603-692-4932
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2001 Saab 9-5- Black, 4-door sedan w/sunroof. Great condition, Runs, needs minor engine work. 150K miles. $2,000. 603-455-4135
3 MALE Golden Retriever puppies for sale. Parents on site. Ready to go now. $500 998-3393. BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot and black Pomapoo Teddy Bears. Champ background. Healthy, happy, home raised. 253-6373. DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $450, ready 8/16. (603)539-1603.
2003 Ford Ranger XLT, Extra Cab, 4WD, 6 Cyl,117,000-miles, auto, AC, New Tires, $3,200. 603-968-9770 Leave a message or call in the morning.
ARE YOU A 45-79 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO DEVELOPED DIABETES WHILE ON LIPITOR? If you used Lipitor between December 1996 and the Present and were diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Charles H. Johnson Law toll-free 1-800-535-5727.
Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1989 Audi Quattro- Got 32 MPG. Needs fuel line, see it today. $750. 2 tires, 195-65-R15 $45.
APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with rust. 245/75/16 Maxxis Bighorns almost new. 2” lift. $1600. 603-387-0202.
LACONIA ROAD USED RECORDS
3 Floor, 1 Bedroom. asking $150 week includes hot water, heat and electricity. 603-832-3535
2002 Dodge Caravan EC, PS/4-speed Auto, 89,000 miles, $3500. 524-3723
2002 NISSAN EXTERRA, dark blue, good condition. Can be seen locally after 5 pm.603-524-3204
USED RECORDS 496 LACONIA ROAD, TILTON NH 603-707-1092 DAILY 10-5PM TUES. 10-1PM
2005 Grand Marquis, 4dr, V8, 35K, FL car, Michelin tires, $8,500 or make offer. 528-8531. 4 Hankook Optimo H724 tires on nice 15” Jeep rims P235/75R15 less than 1,000 miles $350. 731-6230 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. CUSTOM- 4 18x8 AM Racing Chrome Rims. 6 hole. Fits all GM Trucks-Suv. $700. 934-4907 leave message. LEER- White truck cap Model XQ. Fits Colorado Crew. $500 934-4907 leave message.
FOR Sale: 1988 19 aluminum boat, 120 HP, I/O, trolls at 2.0 MPH with special prop, 2 Manual Walker Downriggers, each has 2 rod holders, Lowrance HDS5 sonar/gps fish finder, electric trolling motor mounted on the bow, hand held Cobra radio, 8 bimini top. Trailer has electric winch. New Price $3,500. Tackle sold separately. Call (603)524-8438
Child Care Cotton Hill Day Care has two full time openings as of Aug 26 for any age. All meals included, pre-school program and outdoor play. Call Holly at 528-4339 or 393-8116.
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BOATS 1985 Johnson Outboard 50 HP. New paint 5 years ago. Runs well
BARN IN BLEMONT- 5 stall barn with lots of hay storage, tack room, grain room, shavings room, riding arena, 2 large paddock areas & winter water. Price Negotiable. 520-6261
GILFORD, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer, screen porch, balcony & deck. Condo pool & tennis courts, garage, near beach, $1000/month. 387-8293.
ROOM/BATH House Share in Meredith/Center Harbor. Quiet, private spot back in woods. Park at door, laundry facilities, garage/workshop available. $650/Inclusive. Mature, employed only, no smoking in house. 393-2632
GILFORD: MARINA BAY 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath pool/tennis NO PETS. $975 per month 617-605-4984 LACONIA - Pearl Street, second floor, two bedroom apartment, off-street parking. $800/mo. includes Heat. Showing Sat. mornings. 603-455-5359. LACONIA 2 bedroom apartment in nice neighborhood, $800/month, includes heat & hot water, parking. No smoking or pets. 524-5145. LACONIA Paugus Bay waterfront. 2-bedroom apartments, $850/Month and $775/Month + utilities & security deposit. 401-284-2215 LACONIA- 1 bedroom home. $900/Month + utilities. $900 deposit. Call 603-340-0936 No calls after 8pm please. LACONIA1 bedroom, Court Street. $725/Month, includes heat & hot water. $725 Security, no dogs. 603-387-5929 LACONIA: ELM STREET AREA 2-Bedroom, first floor. parking, W/D hookups, no smoking, no dogs, $800/ month + utilities, security/ references. 603-318-5931. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Mountain VIew apts. 2BR & 3BR townhouses, 1.5 bath and large decks. $775 & $850/mo. Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. No Dogs. Office on site. 524-7185. LACONIA: Sunny small 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. No smoking/no dogs. $190/week, includes heat/hot water. 455-5569. LARGE 3 bedroom, wood-floors, W/D hookups. dishwasher, microwave. Quiet street, large deck. A must see. No pets, first floor, no smoking. 1st & security. Credit report. $1200/mo. 603-387-6810 MEREDITH Nice big 3 bedroom apartment, all newly renovated. Includes heat, air conditioning full appliances & washer/Dryer. Available August 10th. 3 weeks free rent. Security deposit due at signing and first month rent due September 1st. $1,175/Month. Call 603-524-8533. MEREDITH1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and living room. $700/Month, includes heat & hot water. Security deposit required. No smoking/No pets. 279-4164
FRANKLIN 4-Bedroom Duplex, $1000/month plus security deposit, no utilities included. Call 603-455-5648 FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 bedroom, 2nd Floor.$600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets. 387-4471. GILFORD Furnished 3 bedroom waterfront winter rental. Dock, washer & dryer. Available through May 31st. $900/mo. + Utilities. Oil
TILTON: 1-BEDROOM 3rd floor spacious apartment. Convenient location, no pets. $550/Month. plus utilities, heat. Available 9/7. Security deposit, references. 286-8200
WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.
For Rent-Commercial LACONIADowntown. Prime storefront. approx. 900 sq. ft., ideal for snack shop, retail, etc. Good exposure & foot traffic. $750 includes heat. Also, in same building, sm storefront approx. 450 sq ft. $375 includes heat. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA Prime retail. 850 sf., parking, includes heat. $575 per month. Security deposit & references. 455-6662.
For Sale 10 inch Skil table saw, model 3400. Great condition, hardly used. Will take $100. 603-455-4135 21” CUB CADET lawn mower. Electric start, 2 years extended warranty. Like New. $275. 366-4905 6 Place settings (5 pieces each) Lenox China Brookdale pattern (Daisy) $200. Kirby Sentra all attachments including shampooer $400. 527-4051. ACER 6920 Laptop. $135. Dell computer $45. HP Laptop $65. Gas weed trimmer, $45. French doors for house, $225. All good. 524-6815 ADCO RV coverPolypropylene/Tyvek. 40ft, never used, still in shipping package. Value $400, will take $300. 603-455-4135 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. BELTONE Re-programmable Hearing Aids + Accessories. Used 10 weeks, still under warranty. Originally $5,000 asking $3,000/OBO. Call 524-5145 DEWALT radio arm saw with rollaway stand. $175. 55 patio flag stones. $125 603-253-6576
BELMONT, NH- FURNISHED Rooms for rent in gorgeous Large Victorian mansion overlooking Lake Winnisquam on 2 acre of land, covered in mature English gardens & trees and a fabulous gazebo to share. $125-150/week includes shared kitchens, bathrooms, living room, etc. Also includes heat, electric, digital cable, wireless Internet & beach access on Lake Winnisquam. Call 603-524-2382 BELMONT: Studio apartment, 5 miles from LRCC, 4.5 miles from Exit 20. Very quiet. Utilities included, $675/monthly. 630-7325.
LACONIA: Section 8 welcome. 3-Bedroom apartment, 1st floor, on Route 106. $1,200/Month, includes all utilities. Parking, garage, large yard. Available 9/1. 528-2227.
DIRT BIKE Baja 150cc, 5 spd, like new - never used, $750. Regency woodstove, medium size, glass door, good cond, $400 obo. 393-2632 DYSON Slim Vacuum All Floors, Like new. Cost $470, sell for $200 968-3287 FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $200/ cord. Seasoned available $250/ cord. (603)455-8419 NORTHFIELD: 1 room efficiency cottage with kitchenette & private bath plus additional storage and access to coin-op laundry. $145/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
Golf clubs and bag, ladies left handed, $75. Call 239-272-9213 JOHN Deere Hydro 175 mower, oversized 48 inch deck. $650 obo. 344-4504 JOHNSON Bros. dishes, Made in England. Blue & white Coaching Scene Service of 12. Good Condition $100 firm. 934-1018 MOSSBERG 100ART .270 Cal. Bolt Action Rifle. Rifle is fully equipped for hunting from a scope to reload equipment and everything in between. Rifle and equipment all less than a year old $450.
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KENMORE HE washer /dryer 7 months old, with 2 year protection agreement, cost $1300, sell for $950. 968-3287 Kenmore washer, Performa Dryer. Both extra large capacity, white, both work well $300 pair. 731-6230 LIFT Chair/Recliner- Overstuffed, Electric, brown. Originally $900, will take $220. 2-years old, good condition. 520-7232 LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. MOVING sale. Bedroom sets, dining room set, bar stools, partio furtables, etc. niture, end 603-393-8095. Retired Chrysler/Ford mechanic selling Snap-On tools & tool cabinet. Too many to list, call for info. 603-738-4984 SINGLE Axle Metal Dump Trailer: 5X8ft, year old, used a few times. Like new, 4,000lb. capacity. Wood side extensions. $2,800. 744-5114 SUNBRELLA Wicker 7-Piece Conversation Set, $1,600/best offer; Solid oak coffee table and end table, $50; Double antique bed set with boxspring/mattress, $80; Black glass entertainment center, $20; (1) black bar stool, $20; Oil Miser hot water heater, best offer; Oriental runner, $60; Large area rug, $50. 520-5321. YARDMAN 6hp Tecumsah Shred der/Chipper/Vac: Self-propelled with hose extension, $500. Excellent condition. 279-0316.
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Fireside Inn & Suites is looking for a part time Maintenance Assistant. This is a year round, entry level position, weekend and on call availability a must. Some experience in plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, painting a plus as this position is an all-around handyman type of job. We are seeking hard working, reliable, detail oriented persons with the ability to work independently as well as with others. Applicants must show valid drivers license and pass a background check, they also must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Please apply in person at 17 Harris Shore Rd. Gilford, NH 03249. THE American Legion Post #33, Plymouth St. Meredith, is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Part Time Bartender for fill-in work, one or two days per week. Administrative person/Bar Chief with computer skills, purchasing ability, organizational skills & Bartender experience. Call 279-8503 for additional information.
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Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763 BURGUNDY couch with two recliners & matching chair. Good condition, $175/OBO. 520-4311
Main Street Station 105 Main Street, Plymouth, NH NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE High school student, Part-time computer Help needed: Familiar with uploading photos onto Ebay & Craigs List. PDQ.
AUTO TECHNICANS Great Pay, Great Benefits & Sign-on Bonus for the right individuals. Call 603-738-2635 CARPENTER: Will train. Must work 40 hours per week. Must have valid drivers license. 18+
PROFESSIONAL Painters needed for quality interior and exterior work in the Lakes Region. Transportation and references required. Call after 6 pm. 524-8011 Line Cook (Alton) Full time year round position in
PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Our two busy paralegals are in need of a motivated individual to assist them by performing file input, scanning, document preparation and client communication. The area of primary focus is real estate law with some work in the areas of probate and trusts. The position will be part time with hours flexible. Experience in one or more to the areas of focus is necessary. Please send your resume to: Sessler Law Office, Attn: Jennifer Lamb 396 Central Street, Franklin, NH, 03235 or Jennifer@sesslerlaw.com.
MUSICIANS- Country music.looking for guitarist, bass, lead& drummer. call Bob Kent 603- 387-1918
Factory Outlet. Our recent growth has created 18 full-time permanent openings in several different departments. Training is provided. No experience is required. We are filling these positions ASAP. All openings are stable and have weekly pay. Sharp appearance a must. Customer Service, Retail/ Display, Production Bonuses, Management Opportunities, Scholarship Program. 1st 200 calls, (603)822-0219. Interviews are given on a first come, first serve.
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Part-Time Business Advisor The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) seeks a part-time business advisor to work approximately 20 hours per week in Belknap County and 8 hours per week in Grafton County. Ideal candidate will have a diverse business background including small business ownership or experience with management consulting to small businesses; be well-versed in office/business technology applications, low-cost online business management apps, social media, and best practices in e-commerce; and have strong financial analysis, computer and database management skills. Full job description and application instructions found at www.nhsbdc.org. NH SBDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is now hiring people who are outgoing, have positive attitudes and are service oriented for the 2013 NASCAR Season. Applicant must be comfortable with long hours standing and heat while delivering outstanding customer service. Parking, Security, Overnight Security, Ushers and Fundraising positons are available. Become a member of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Team and help put on the largest event in New England! Apply online at www.nhms.com or in person at NHMS!
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A-ROD from page 2 50-game penalties before they were announced, giving them a chance to return for the playoffs. Ryan Braun’s 65-game suspension last month and previous penalties bring to 18 the total number of players sanctioned for their connection with Biogenesis. At the center of it all was Rodriguez, once the greatest player of his time, reduced Monday night to saying that he was humbled, at 38, just to “have the opportunity to put on this uniform again” and adding if he
didn’t fight for his career, no one else would. A-Rod’s drug penalty was for “his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performanceenhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years,” MLB said. His punishment under the labor contract was “for attempting to cover up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commis-
STATION from page one nity to bid on it. “It’s our right to choose or refuse,” said Beaudin. No dollar figure was discussed last night. Beaudin said the communication was not a bid but an indication that the owners of the marina may be interested in purchasing the property from the town. The property is on Sunset Drive and is directly opposite the marina. It is landlocked. The now volunteer Winnisquam Fire Company was disbanded in 2006 and 2007 and, despite occasional but regular interest from residents of the Lochmere section of Tilton and the lakefront area of Sanbornton, the Belmont selectmen have said they have no interest in reusing the property as a fire station. One half of the building is now home to the Belmont Department of Parks and Recreation and one half is used by the Belmont Fire Department for storage. Beaudin said the Parks Department is preparing to relocate to the Belmont Mill and said last night there are a few things the town needs to do to the historic mill before the department can move. A study prepared by a specially-convened Belmont Property Assessment Committee said the Winnisquam station was originally built in 1940 and has
seen a number of additions and renovations. When the current Belmont Fire Station opened in 1995, there was some discussion about relocating the Police Department there, however in 2000 police added 1,250-square-feet to the existing station. The committee looked at all town property except the library, the police department, and the current fire station on Route 140. The report said the walls of the station show signs of decay or “carbonation”, some of the mortar joints around the building are beginning to looses and the metal doors are beginning to rust. The roof needs to be re-shingled and the low-sloped roof over the kitchen needs to be completely rebuilt. The committee said the interior of the building is in fair condition and the combustion chamber on the furnace is cracked. “With the current condition of the Winnisquam Fire Station the Property Assessment Committee feels there is greater value in selling the building than there is repairing it,” reads the recommendation. If Winnisquam Marine is interested enough to make an offer on the property, Beaudin said it would be evaluated and placed on a warrant article at a future Town Meeting for a vote. — Gail Ober
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