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Muskrats reach title series against Swamp Bats LACONIA — Improbable as it may have seemed a week ago, the two New Hampshrie clubs in the New England Collegiate Baseball League will this week play a best of three game series for the 2011 championship. Game one between Keene and Laconia will be contested tonight in Keene. Game two is scheduled for here on Wednesday night at Robbie Mills Field.

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$100k cash bail for man central to Main Street drama By Gail OBer


LACONIA — A New Hampshire 4th District Circuit Court Judge ordered the city man arrested in the wake of a foot chase with police that shut down Main Street Friday afternoon held in lieu of $100,000 cashonly bail yesterday morning.

Arguing for $500 cash bail was Public Defender Wade Harwood who said James W. Joyce, 40, of 34 Van Buren Drive was not a flight risk, was the sole support of his 15-year-old daughter and had no history of failing to appear in court. Judge James Carroll said that Joyce “was a danger and

a peril to every one of our citizens” and he considered him to be a flight risk. Joyce is charged with resisting arrest, possession of controlled drugs, possession of narcotic drugs and being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon. According to affidavits sub-

mitted by police and made available by the court yesterday, Laconia Police Officer Benjamin Black responded to downtown Laconia just before noon on Friday to what was reported to police as some kind of suspected drug deal. Black said he ran the regsee $100K BaIL page 14

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Bunny Brauns enjoys the afternoon on a stand up paddle board making her way around Lockes Island and Varney Point on Lake Winnipesaukee on a recent sunny day. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

Hosmer wants Democrats to tap him to run against Guinta in ‘12 By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

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NEW YORK (AP) — A hotel maid who accuses ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him Monday over what she calls a “violent and sadistic” attack in an upscale suite that left her life “in shambles.” Lawyers for the maid, Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo, wrote in the lawsuit that Strauss-Kahn “intentionally, brutally and violently sexually assaulted Ms. Diallo and in the process humiliated, degraded, violated and robbed Ms. Diallo of her dignity as a woman.” The lawyers, Kenneth Thompson and Douglas Wigdor, promised to tell a jury about other instances when Strauss-Kahn sexually attacked women in hotel rooms and apartments, coerced employees into complying with sexual demands or accosted women with inappropriate sexual remarks and tried to get them to perform sexual acts. see MAID page 10

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Dow plunges 600+ points on heels of U.S. credit downgrade NEW YORK (AP) — Fear has taken over on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 634.76 points Monday, the first trading day since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt. It was the sixth-worst point decline for the Dow in the last 112 years and the worst drop since December 2008. Every stock in the S&P 500 index declined. But the S&P downgrade wasn’t the only catalyst Monday. Investors worried about the slowing U.S. economy, escalating debt problems threatening Europe and the prospect that fear in the markets would reinforce itself, as it did during the financial crisis in the fall of 2008.

“’What’s rocking the market is a growth scare,” said Kathleen Gaffney, co-manager of the $20 billion Loomis Sayles bond fund. “The market is under a lot of stress that really has little to do with the downgrade.” Instead, Gaffney said, investors are focused on worries about another recession and “how Europe and the U.S. are going to work their way out of a high debt burden” if economic growth remains slow. The Vix, a measure of market volatility and fear among investors, shot up 50 percent. That was its steepest rise since February 2007. Investors desperately looked for safe places to put their money and settled on

U.S. government debt — even though it was the target of the downgrade Friday, when S&P removed the United States from its list of the lowest-risk countries. The price of Treasurys rose sharply, and yields, which move in the opposite direction from price, plunged. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.34 percent from 2.57 percent Friday. That matches its low for the year, reached last week. Before last Friday, there was widespread concern that a downgrade would push yields up and increase borrowing costs for the government, businesses and consumers. “This is largely a flight to safety,” said see STOCKS page 13

LONDON — British police say violence and looting has spread to a third city, with authorities handling outbreaks of violence in the northern city of Liverpool. Liverpool’s police department said officers were responding to a “number of isolated outbreaks of disorder,” including vehicles set ablaze and buildings attacked in the city’s southern neighborhoods. It follows a major escalation of rioting

across London since a wave of violence first broke out on Saturday night. Police in the country’s central city of Birmingham also confirmed more than 30 people had been arrested after shops in a main retail district were attacked. Shops and cars were set ablaze across London late Monday and early on Tuesday as authorities struggled to contain a third night of unrest in Britain’s capital, which

will host next summer’s Olympic Games. The worst rioting in London in decades saw buildings, vehicles and garbage dumps set alight, stores burglarized and police officers pelted with bottles and fireworks, as groups of young people rampaged through neighborhoods across the capital from mid-afternoon Monday into the early hours of Tuesday. see RIOTS page 12

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Her N.H./Vt. community Obama administration will give states an easy celebrates Celina’s short way out of No Child Left Behind end game life in words & song CANAAN, Vt. (AP) — An 11-year-old New Hampshire girl found dead last week is being remembered in a community celebration of her short life. About 300 friends, acquaintances and family members packed into a steamy school gymnasium Monday night, toasting Celina Cass’ memory in words, song and poetry. The body of the girl, who was reported missing from her Stewartstown, N.H., home on July 26, was found in a river a week later. Her death has been ruled suspicious. Buried Monday, she was remembered Monday night at a memorial service in the Canaan, Vt., gym where she played basketball. It began with a guitar player singing “Tears in Heaven.” Samples of her artwork, photographs, stuffed animals and other keepsakes sat on tables and her coach and a classmate remembered her spirit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused on holding schools accountable but labeled many of them failures even if they made progress. To get a waiver from the program, however, states must agree to host of education reforms the White House favors — from tougher evaluation systems for teachers and principals to programs tackling the achievement gap for minority students. The federal law, which requires every student to be proficient in science and math by 2014, is four years past due for reauthorization. But it’s become mired in the increasingly bipartisan mood on Capitol Hill despite repeated calls from President Barack

Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for changes to be made before the school year starts. Obama sent an overhaul proposal to Congress 16 months ago. Duncan has warned that 82 percent of U.S. schools could be labeled failures next year if the law is not changed. Education experts have questioned that estimate, but state officials report a growing number of schools facing sanctions under the law — from having to offer free tutoring to being forced to shut down entirely. Tired of waiting for Congress to act, Obama has told Duncan to move forward with waivers, said Melody Barnes, director of the Domestic Policy Council for the White House. see EDUCATION page 8

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Neighbors say Ohio man who killed 7 was in property dispute COPLEY, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who killed seven people during a weekend rampage in his Ohio neighborhood cornered one of his victims, his girlfriend’s 11-year-old nephew, in the basement of a house, ordered out the family sheltering the boy and then shot him, police said Monday. Michael Hance’s cold-blooded killing of such a young victim after stalking seven other people on a tidy suburban Akron street named Goodenough Avenue was, neighbors said, the culmination of a dispute over a home that once belonged to his girlfriend’s parents. Hance, 51, had no previous criminal record before the outburst late Sunday morning and his death in a shootout with police in Copley, where a flag flew at half-mast Monday outside the home where the carnage began. Hance had recently grown angry over residents’ comments about the property where he lived with his girlfriend, Becky Dieter, neighbor Carol Eshleman said. About a month ago, Hance’s next-door neighbor Gudrun “Gerdie” Johnson had asked Hance to clean up the property, which included a broken-down car on blocks. Johnson related the encounter to Eshleman, explaining that she’d never seen Hance so upset. “He said, ‘Get off my property and don’t come back,’” Eshleman said. Johnson, 64, was killed in the attack, along with her husband, 67-year-old Russell Johnson; their 44-year-old son Bryan Johnson and his daughter Autumn, 16; Becky Dieter’s brother, Craig Dieter, and his 11-year-old son, Scott; and an unidentified girl who was slain while in a parked car with Autumn outside the Johnsons’ home. Becky Dieter, the gunman’s longtime girlfriend and a Veterans Administration clerk, was also shot but survived and remains hospitalized. Authorities on Monday were still trying to work out details of the shootings and a motive for Hance’s actions. But comments from police and neighbors help stitch together a picture of a man prone to conflict and under increasing pressure from neighbors to take his life elsewhere. Hance had worked at a printer’s shop in Akron but quit after a dispute and didn’t work again, Eshleman said, although Becky Dieter urged him to find a job. He was a little slow but often read textbooks on diseases and medical procedures and tried to get others interested, she said. He also made and drank odd health concoctions and claimed he didn’t have to work because he was an inventor, Eshleman said. He also seemed constantly under stress, trying to deal with possessions of relatives who had recently died, said Eshleman, a 64-year-old driver for public school special education students. see GUNMAN page 4

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LACONIA — City Councilor Brenda Baer celebrated her 85th birthday yesterday by formally filing as a candidate to represent Ward 4 for her fourth consecutive term. Although all six incumbent councilors, together with Mayor Mike Seymour, have announced their intention to seek re-eelction, Baer alone filed on the opening day of the filing period.

Doug Whittum filed for re-election to the Police Commission. Warren Clement, the current chairman of the commission, holds the other seat on the three-member commission which is on the ballot this year. No one has yet filed for the School Board seats in Ward 4, held by Chris Guilmett, and Ward 5, held by Stacie Sirois that are up for election this fall.

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GUNMAN from page 3 “Mike was strange,” she said, but “I wouldn’t think he’d go to this extreme.” The suburban block features generally well-kept yards with small houses, some better maintained than others. On Monday, the two-story brickand-siding house where Dieter lived stood out little except for a blue tarp held down by two-by-fours across one section of the roof. There were cars in the backyard but none visibly on blocks, and a flower bed bloomed in the front yard. The dispute apparently dated to the deaths of Becky and Craig Dieters’ parents a couple of years ago, said Eshleman, who was a caregiver for Dieters’ parents and also knew Hance. Becky Dieter’s brother, Craig, wanted the house sold, but instead Hance and Becky Dieter moved in,

Eshleman said. Robin Hancock, a former caregiver for the Dieters’ late parents, called Hance an unpleasant, disliked person whose confrontational style led her to stop working for the couple. “He was quiet and strange,” said Hancock, 53, of Akron, who concurred that there was tension over the ownership of the property in Copley, a township of 11,000 just west of Akron. Gerdie Johnson spoke frequently of how odd she found Hance, said Sherri Moore, a lifelong friend who now lives in nearby Wadsworth. The carnage on Goodenough Avenue began just before 11 a.m. Sunday. Craig and Beth Dieter had driven to Copley from their home in Walton, Ky., to work on the property dispute and were visiting the Johnsons when the shooting occurred, Eshleman said. see next page

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28-year-old on parole for armed robbery conviction now charged with ‘cooking’ meth in Laconia By Gail OBer

LACONIA — A city man is facing two new changes for allegedly “cooking” methamphetamine just months after his release from jail for an armed robbery conviction. Joshua Hensley, 28, whose last known address was 188 Union Ave., was arrested by Laconia Police Sunday night after police received information on Friday about a socalled “one-pot” methamphetamine lab at 414 Pleasant St. New Hampshire 4th Circuit Court Judge James Carroll ordered Hensley held on $100,000 cash-only after his appearance yesterday. According to police affidavits, officers began their investigation after getting the tip and a warrant on Friday. According to another witness and police, Hensley “had, in fact, cooked something in his basement/ garage and the witness described the smells as consistent with methamphetamine production.” City police, working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the N.H. State Police, executed the warrant and were told by the lone occupant of the home, a juvenile, that Hensley was not home. Police said they found Hensley at Bartlett Beach with his family but that he was without the backpack he typically carried with him. In his affidavit, Det. Christopher Noyes said Hensley’s girlfriend, Ashley Phillips, who he arrested and charged with an alleged “one-pot” methamphetamine cook at Phillips’ former apartment at 188 Union Ave. on July 5, told him Hensley’s was responsible for the meth police found at her apartment on July 6. Hensley was taken into custody and allegedly admitted and gave details about how he was responsible for meth found by police on July 6 and made on July 5.

He also allegedly admitted to cooking methamphetamine on Pleasant Street on August 3. Hensley allegedly told police he had a “kit” at Phillips’ home in Belmont with “several necessary ingredients.” Police went to Belmont and Phillips initially denied knowing about the “kit” but later allegedly admitted she had emptied the bag and dispersed the ingredients around the yard. Hensley has an extensive police record and, according to a guard at the Belknap County House of Corrections, was released about a month ago after serving about five months for an armed robbery. According to Prosecutor Jim Sawyer, Hensley also has convictions in North Carolina for safe-cracking, larceny, and possession of stolen property. Sawyer also said Hensley has a convictions in Florida and “at one point was a fugitive.” Hensley’s armed robbery conviction and one-year sentence came after a guilty plea in January that was initially rejected as too lenient by Belknap County Superior Court Judge James O’Neill. At that time, Acting County Attorney Carley Ahern had told O’Neill that there were “First Amendment” issues with the armed robbery charge because the victim of the robbery was also facing some felony charges. Hensley pleaded guilty to robbing a man of his Fentanyl and money using a BB gun in what his lawyer, Wade Harwood, then described as a “drug deal gone bad.” During the first plea hearing, a tearful Hensley told O’Neill that, if he gave him one more chance the judge “would never have to look at him again.” As week later, O’Neill accepted a plea that eliminated any “good time.” Because of the recent allegation, Hensley could face as much as the balance of a 3-to-7 1/2 year sentence for the armed robbery conviction.

from preceding page In a parked car outside were 16-yearold Autumn and the unidentified girl. All were fatally shot except for Beth Dieter; it was unclear how she escaped harm or where she was Monday. Becky Dieter, the gunman’s girlfriend, was shot around the same time as she came out of their house next door, police said. Gilbert Elie, 76, lives across the street and heard gunshots and cries for help as he got ready for church. In an account that differed slightly from the police version, Elie said he went to the house and found victims in the driveway, near the garage and in a vehicle whose windows appeared to have been blown out by gunfire. A third woman — apparently Becky Dieter — came out of the house next door and tried to talk to Elie, but their brief exchange ended abruptly when a man followed her out of the house and shot her. Elie ran for cover behind a truck. “She was talking to me, and he come up behind her and shot her, so I fig-

ured, maybe I’m next,” he told The Associated Press. He hid until he could see the gunman was gone and returned home. Police arrived, and Elie said he heard a second round of shots coming from behind the houses. That, if police reports correspond, would have been Hance shooting Bryan Johnson at a different house after chasing him down a grassy alley guarded by a “Caution: Watch for Children” sign. Police say 11-year-old Scott Dieter was shot at a third house where he had apparently sought refuge; the family that sheltered him was let go, but Scott Dieter was fatally shot in the basement, police said. Hance died in a gunfight with police outside that home, authorities said, taking specifics of his motive with him. “That’s one of the puzzles here, why was he going after the child,” Copley police Detective Joe Krunich said at a news conference Monday.



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What is the tea party? The tea party describes itself as “ a grassroots movement of millions of like-minded Americans from all backgrounds and political parties. Tea Party members share similar core principles supporting the United States Constitution as the Founders intended, such as limited federal government, individual freedoms, personal responsibility, free markets and returning political power to the states and the people” ( The Tea On the surface, this appears to be a motherhood, apple pie issue that no one should be against. However, on deeper analysis, it suggests something quite different. Critics have have referred to tea party members as “brownshirts”, “mad hobbits”, “white, older and angry” and “toothless hillbillies “. A more benign term is far right conservative Republicans. Some people are attracted to the Tea Party because they are influenced by slogans, fear and quick fixes to complex problems. Thus, it is no surprise that surveys show tea party members tending toward authoritarianism, libertarianism and fear of change. They also are like to hold antiimmigrant views (Vanderbilt University Research). Only 5-percent of tea party members are Democrats. The majority are white males over 45 years old. Most of its members are from the south, are Protestant, are gun owners, make over 50K per year, but have more formal education than the general population. They also are a pessimistic group believing that things will get worse. Eighty percent of tea party members disapprove of President Obama’s job performance but 7-percent say he’s doing a good job. Most of their criticism of the president is based on just not liking him personally which suggests the possibility of racist leanings. The majority of tea party members believe that Obama’s policies favor the poor which is not fashionable to do. Despite the fact that the Obama administration provided tax cuts to all Americans, most Tea Party members believe he has raised taxes on most Americans. Only one in five Tea Party members believes that the president shares the values of most Americans. About one fourth of all Tea Party members justify taking violence against the government. Sixty three percent of Tea Party members get their news exclusively from Fox News. In terms of notable figures, Sarah Palin is a strong favorite among Tea Party members. Glenn Beck is second. Most are also against the Roe vs Wade decision. Most Tea Party members do not believe that “white privilege” exists and they assert that minorities have equal opportunities. They also believe that too much is made out of problems facing people of color. The main principles of the Tea

Party also need to be critically analyzed. The first is a vague statement about upholding of the Constitution. When I read the Constitution, two things jump out at me. These are the phrases, “insure domestic tranquility” and “promote the general welfare”. Thus, these two aims are the government’s responsibility and you can’t have tranquility and welfare unless people’s basic needs are met. Cutting social programs both disturbs the peace and undermines the general welfare. The second is the idea that the federal government should be limited. Here it is important to look not just what the government spends but how it spends. Tea Party members see military spending as a sacred cow and there is no amount that is too much. How many times has the Pentagon said that it didn’t need a weapons system that Congress went ahead and approved of anyway? On the left and far away from Tea Party principles priority is given to spending for social programs that help the most vulnerable citizens such as poor people, people with disabilities, veterans with PSTD and other debilitating disorders, the frail elderly and children. These programs involve assistance in areas of health, education, transportation, housing and food. If the federal government spends mainly on “defense” but not on the welfare of its most needy citizens, that seems okay with Tea Party members. Thus, they only want federal spending cut and federal influence limited in selective and exclusive ways. States are struggling to survive and to add the burden of welfare to states, defense spending could actually increase to even more obscene levels with more wars of choice on the horizon. Tea Party members would probably have little problem with this. The third issue is another smokescreen – individual freedom. After 9-11, many freedoms were compromised by invasions of privacy by the government and by assaults on free speech by conservative groups such as the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. It seems that only freedoms by one side are to be protected like carrying a handgun without a permit, not contributing to the health care of our fellow citizens or the freedom to pollute at will with no regulations. Thus, the individual freedom that the tea party members talk about is again quite selective and exclusive. The fourth principle is personal responsibility and this is usually directed at poor people and others who are not able to work for various reasons such as not being able to pay the cost of child care that other countries less prosperous than ours provide free so that mothers can work. This also assumes that all problems are reduced to free see next page

LETTERS Charge $5 to use Weirs Beach & exempt residents & hotel guests To the editor, I’ve just witnessed three Peter Pan busses from Mass. pull into the Weirs Beach parking lot and unload buss loads of swimmers. I feel this is newsworthy as it proves beyond any doubt that people come here and for no charge, use our resources and leave nothing but their garbage and whatever other little “gifties” they might plop in our laps! In just this case, 150 people arrived, got off the three busses and enjoyed the regularly cleaned and groomed beach, bath house, bathrooms, lifeguards, city supervision, water quality testing, police protection, fire department and emergency workers on call, landscapers and lawnmowers, garbage collectors and haulers, recreation equipment, night lighting, fireworks and whatever services that have been budgeted and paid for by the city taxpayers — at a cost to the clever visitor of ZERO. You see, we only charge if you park a car, and that’s only $10! As taxpayers who pay dearly just to be here ourselves (it’s no secret, look up my tax bill), we are left to clean up and maintain the area while trying to overcome the fact that The Weirs has a problem! We cannot be everything to everybody. Everybody must pay the cost of simply maintaining our great natural

and man made resources. Here is what I suggest to the city that brags about how much they skin off the bikers (and us) during Bike Week . Every beach user is subject to a $5 per day user fee (yes, per head). Residents with proof of residency (driver’s license) and hotel, motel guest with a “guest ticket” (with dates of visit duration written on the face) marina, campground, or second home owner guests with an approved type of standard ID will use the beach at no charge. They are already paying to be here. Parking will stay at $10. (somebody’s got to pay for the blacktop). The results: I estimate this plan will create a much less frenzied use of the beach on holidays and days of organized bus trips. The plan will create extra funds to be used to provide extended hours of use for the bath houses that are attached to the sewer system. (Someone to lock the bath house door at 9 o’clock or later during fireworks). The last and most important message we would send out as a community is, “Welcome to the Lakes Region, we care about what we have and we care about you!” Please help conserve a common sense way of life that we wish to continue and pass on to our children . Don Thurston Laconia

A couple of questions to ask Gilford selectmen on Wed. evening To the editor, The Gilford Selectmen will be holding their annual Summer Town Forum on Wednesday August 11 at 6 p.m.. Unfortunately, I will be out of town that evening but I hope someone ask the selectmen this question; how is it possible that over 2/3rds of the voters (492) in the community voted to eliminate the School District’s superintendent but the directive is boldly ignored by the School Board because they claim that it wasn’t a very well attended election, however 40 or 50 community band members and their friends were able to restore themselves the $750 that the selectmen cut? I completely understand that the two budgets and elected officials that direct those budgets are separate entities. The event is however a “Gilford Forum” and the voters that may attend are one and the same. Since this meeting is a selectmen event

then the accurate question for them is; why didn’t you have the backbone to maintain the cuts you proposed and the Budget Committee supported? It’s not like these intelligent musicians couldn’t find a way to raise $750. We force our young children to raise 10 times that amount each year to play football. Why can’t these over privileged adults do the same? I know better to expect that the School Board would have the guts to listen to 492 voters and initiate their N.H. Department of Educationapproved District Plan, to manage the Gilford School District. The plan that provides all the essential services, without the expense of a superintendent! I guess Gilford is a town where the voice of a tiny spoiled minority outweighs the voice of the majority! Terry Stewart Gilford

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LETTERS I’m contributing $100 to reward fund aimed at Laconia burglar(s)

These mothers need day care; it is not a frivolous expense

To the editor, I have been reading recently in your paper and other news sources about the night burglaries that have been happening in the City of Laconia. As a former resident of Laconia and a relative of at least one victim of these crimes and as someone who has several family members still living in Laconia, it worries me that the criminal(s) have not yet been apprehended. It is not known if this is just one person committing these crimes or not. But, we all know that criminals are not the smartest/brightest people. Someone else almost always knows who the criminal is and what they are doing. So I have decided to make this offer. Enclosed is a check in the amount of $100 for the Laconia Daily Sun to set up a reward to be given to anyone who has contacted the proper authorities with information that will assist the Laconia Police Department with the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. I’m sure

To the editor, I stopped reading Mr. Chase’s Letter to the Editor (August 5) halfway through his diatribe. I was sickened. Then I thought, it would be terrible if some impressionable young person read this and believed it was true. Most especially if they read subsequent Letters to the Editor looking for some response to his words. So I read the whole letter. Mr. Chase, I am sure there has been at least one such woman that you described. However, I do wonder what experience you have with single mothers of “illegitimate” children. I was a Head Start family service worker for three years. The single mothers that I worked with struggled simply to survive. By that I mean worried every day about having a roof over their head and food to eat. Many of them had not graduated from high school and realized that they needed to have a GED to at least get a start in life. They wanted better for their children (I want better for their children). They attended parenting classes and they came into the classroom to see how they could teach their children at home. The only jobs they could get were minimum wage positions. Unfortunately, in today’s world, there are very few grandparents staying home to watch their grandchildren so the young mothers can go to work (those grandparents are working).

you have the resources to work with the Laconia Police Department to set this up in the proper manner. And, I offer the following challenge to other Laconia residents and businesses: please contribute what you can to this reward fund. The bigger the reward, the better chance we have of getting the information needed to stop these crimes before someone gets seriously hurt. I urge anyone who has any information at all about these crimes to contact the Laconia Police Crimeline at 524-1717 or on their website at www. where you can give the LPD the help and assistance they need to keep a great city and its citizens safe. (Name withheld by request) (Editor’s note: The check mentioned in this letter is being forwarded to the Laconia Police Crimeline reward fund. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for information that leads to an arrest.)

We pretend not to need taxes that could come from rich among us To the editor, No names named, but someone in a recent letter is confused about the distribution of wealth in the U.S. Maybe that is a wealthy letter-writer, so it doesn’t matter to him. Poverty does matter to some. William Gates III, listed in the 2010 World Almanac and Book of Facts as our wealthiest American, along with his wife Melinda goes out of his way to fund human needs, with our poorer Americans (and others in the world) benefiting. However, Charles and David Koch, ninth and tenth wealthiest, use their wealth, for instance, to skew our election results. In the last election they funded many televised attack ads against Democrats and I expect will do the same in 2012. The Kochs like to spend on shaping opinion, and they certainly can afford it. Their allegedly Nazi forebears may have bequeathed them genes for control no-matter-how. This is from a recent op-ed piece

by Drew Westen: “400 people control more of the wealth than 150-million of their fellow Americans.” And “…the average middle-class family has seen its income stagnate over the last 30 years while the richest 1-percent has seen its income rise astronomically.” In an online slideshow, WMUR lists N.H.’s top 20 towns according to personal wealth. Hollis leads, followed by Hampton Falls, followed by Bedford. Interesting that Wolfeboro isn’t in the list. Springfield, N.H. is notable for something too: Town Clerk Cynthia Anderson said General David Petraeus claims Springfield as his domicile and is registered to vote there. I just like to throw that in, because the powerful and wealthy do live (sometimes very quietly) among us, in our state that doesn‘t tax their income and pretends not to need it. Lynn Rudmin Chong Sanbornton

from preceding page will including PTSD, schizophrenia, hidden injuries of class, internalized oppression, etc. When it comes right down to it, the only people who have free will are those who are free from internal demons and external conditions that place people in a survival mode. What about some of our wealthiest citizens who take advantage of every loophole they created in the first place so that they don’t have to pay their burden of taxes. Are not these people irresponsible? Just because loopholes exist doesn’t give people the moral authority to use them. What is legal can sometimes be immoral. Free markets, the fifth principle, also sound pleasing to the ear except when you look at the dark side of them such as exploitation of people and resources not to mention pollution. Toxic waste dumps, moving jobs overseas where there is cheap labor and no human rights are examples

of free or unregulated markets. Free trade is not free. There is a terrible human and environmental cost to it. Finally, there is the idea of returning power to the states and the people. Unless we have campaign reform and a shift from representative democracy to participatory democracy, political power will remain in the hands of the wealthiest among us who make the rules that only benefit them. I don’t remember hearing that these are on the radar of Tea Party members who get much financial support from people likethe Koch brothers who know full well where their bread is buttered. The tea party will go away just like the Straight Arrows in Laconia did several years ago. It will become extinct because it does not stand for what is right and just but for only what is popular and feared. (Leo R. Sandy is professor of counselor education at Plymouth State University and a consulting school psychologist.)

These mothers NEED day care. It is not a frivolous expense. They cannot work without it. Please look at the cost of day care (Example: Kidworks in Meredith charges $684 per month for on infant.) Mr. Chase, please re-think your sentence, “Having educated kids robbing houses to get money to buy their drugs because they have no jobs seems no better to me than having uneducated kids doing it.” The “educated” kids that I know (including my own) are hard working and willing to take any job to pay back their college loans. Most likely, they will not be able to buy homes until they are in their 40s because of those loans. The Children in Need of Services Program does not give teenagers methadone, Mr Chase. If a child is deemed in need of services it is for the goal of keeping them out of jail and away from drugs. Finally, I do hope that we can agree that we all want a healthy, productive citizenry because it is best for N.H. and the USA. My belief is that our government can play a part in that. I recognize that you probably don’t agree. That is fine. However, please don’t write things that are not true. It is easier to have a dialogue on a subject when operating from information based on facts. Cathy Merwin Meredith

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Laconia joins consortium of towns to jointly negotiate with cable company By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The City Council last night agreed to join with Franklin and the towns of Alton, Belmont, Gilford, Gilmanton, Meredith, New Durham, Northfield and Tilton in a consortium to negotiate the renewal of its franchise agreement with MetroCast Cablevision. City Manager Scott Myers said that the consortium will be represented by Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC of Concord, a law firm with extensive experience negotiating cable franchise agreements. The costs of legal representation will be share equally among municipalities. Myers emphasized that while the municipalities would share the overhead costs of negotiating the renewal of the agreement, the terms themselves would be tailored to the particular interests of each city and town. Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 5) told Myers that the interests of the business community should be incorporated in the negotiations to ensure the competitiveness of the local business climate. Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5), speaking on behalf of Lakes Region Public Access (LRPA) television,


asked that a contribution to reasonable and regular upgrades of the equipment at the studio in the Huot Regional Technical Education Center at Laconia High School also be part of the negotiations. LRPA broadcasts on several MetroCast channels. The council scheduled a public hearing on the franchise agreement at its next regularly scheduled meeting on August 22 and urged residents, business owners and other interested parties to express their views. NOTES: The City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, August 19, beginning at 2 p.m., to begin the process of developing a strategic plan for the future of the city. Such a plan was among the highest priorities of Mayor Mike Seymour when he ran for office in 2009. . . . . . City Manager Scott Myers reported that the aggregate value of building permits during the four months since April 1 is $7.3-million, compared to $7.7-million in 2010 and $8.1-million in 2009. Together with the Consumer Price Index, the value of new construction, calculated by multiplying the value of building permits by the tax rate, is a factor to determine the limits of the city’s property tax cap. . . . . . The council deferred a decision on the election of library trustees. The

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Government Operations Committee reported that it was still wrestling with the contrary legal opinions offered by Jae Whitelaw, the city attorney, and Paul Fitzgerald on behalf of the trustees. The council expects to resolve the matter in time to place an amendment to the City Charter on a special ballot to be voted on N.H. Presidential Primary Day early next year. . . . . . The Lake Opechee Preservation Association advised the council that it will not require the $4,000 appropriated in the 2011-2012 city budget for milfoil treatment. After mapping the lake last month, Amy Smagula of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, found that after treating 80 acres with a chemical herbicide last year what remains was “pickable” and has been removed by divers. MUSKRATS from page one Game time is 6:05 p.m. If a deciding third game is necessary it will be played back on the Swamp Bats home field on Thursday night. Keene beat Holyoke 4-0 on Monday night to earn the right to represent the league’s Western Division in the championship series. That series between clubs that finished the regular season tied atop their division standings (28-14) went to a third game. The Muskrats wrapped up the Eastern Division crown at home on Sunday night, beating Sanford 8-7 to take that series two games to none. Laconia won the first game, played over in Maine on Saturday night, 3-2. Laconia is the upstart of the playoff season. The Mustangs secured the fourth and final playoff spot in the East with a modest 18-24 record but have since taken out Newport — the league’s best regular season club — and Sanford without dropping a game. The Muskrats hit three home runs in their series clinching win over Sanford, including a two run shot in the sixth off the bat of Regan Flaherty. Chris Costantino and Dylan Kelly also homered. The winning bargain was provided by Bijan Rademacher, who stroked a two run single in the seventh. William Prince pitched one and two-thirds scoreless innings to end the game and picked up the win for Laconia. Paid attendance at Robbie Mills Field was reported as 872. EDUCATION from page 3 “We have a federal law that’s an impediment, that’s getting in the way as a disincentive for the great work states are doing,” Duncan said in a call with reporters Monday afternoon. “That just doesn’t make sense at a time when we have to get better faster than ever before.” Republicans bristled at the move. “I share the sense of urgency felt by state and local education officials across the nation. Unfortunately, more questions than answers surround the secretary’s waivers proposal,” said House education committee chairman John Kline of Minnesota. Under the law, states were required to show that a higher proportion of students were reaching proficiency each year — approaching the goal of 100 percent by 2014. Many had planned to achieve their biggest leaps in the later years because they counted on the law being rewritten by now. The law was passed in 2001 and was up for reauthorization in 2007, but former President George W. Bush was unable to get Congress to address the law’s problems during the waning years of his presidency. Obama waited a year into his presidency to introduce a blueprint for rewriting the law. A handful of states had already filed waivers begging for flexibility, while others simply said they were going to ignore the requirements of the law this year. Recent high-profile cheating scandals in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., have called attention to the heavy reliance on statewide standardized testing. Experts say many districts feel pressure to meet the standards to avoid penalties under the law.

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LETTERS Fact is, Clinton’s impeachment had nothing to do with bribery To the editor, In two recent letters to the editor, one dealing with his support for the Right-to-Work law vetoed by Gov. John Lynch several months ago and the second dealing with remarks of former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright saying “half of the federal budget ends up in the hands of governments overseas”, Laconia Republican legislator Robert Kingsbury evidently believes that if you write about a particular subject enough, people will come to believe printed untruths. Representative Kingsbury twice now has written that (former) President William Clinton was impeached successfully by the House of Representatives on charges of bribery and that those House charges were somehow altered or changed after their vote by the House to other charges of wrong doing when the U.S. Senate conducted a trial on his House impeachment. He is peddling blatant misinformation. The U.S. House of Representatives on December 19, 1998 did impeach President Clinton on two charges, one count of perjury to a grand jury (228-206) and an obstruction of justice charge (221-212). A trial was held on those two charges before the U.S. Senate that voted its findings on February 12, 1999. Lacking a 2/3 affirma-

tive vote on both charges, as specified for conviction by the U.S. Constitution, he was acquitted. A search of the archives of a quality national newspaper, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times, or even a search of the Internet on “Impeachment of Bill Clinton” will give lie to his “facts”. The use of the Congressional Record, wherein Members of Congress can insert any remarks given in Congress, either in person or through the “revise and extend” rule, when members send their comments along for publication without actually speaking them in the halls of Congress is not a reliable source. Neither are “The New American” and “American Opinion” published by American Opinion Publishing, the house organ of his John Birch Society. Representative Kingsbury, who unsuccessfully sought election about 15 times in past years under several different political banners, to the office of 1st District Member of Congress, Governor of N.H. and lesser state offices, prior to his unexpected, successful election in 2010, as a now Republican Laconia N.H. State Representative, should be more careful with his “facts”. Richard Coggon Laconia

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If you don’t  get a merit raise, just work harder until you do To the editor, Perhaps someone out there can tell me why we are depending on foreign oil when it has been proved that under the states of North Dakota and Montana there is more oil there than is in the Arab countries. Or, is this something the big oil companies and the fools in Washington want to keep the American people in the dark about? Is this oil being sent to other countries and not being used here because now that the big oil companies have gotten us used to big cost at the gas pump, they want to keep it high because of more profit. Also, now that the cost of a barrel of crude is down, why isn’t the price of gas coming down? It seems that the American public has become so docile under the graduates of that university known as Screw U. Unless one becomes more educated to the ways of wealthy and their greed, and become more voracious against the porkers who probably are on their way out of office

after this past few weeks of passing the buck. If the voters can just keep in mind their mistakes against the average citizen and the backsliding of this great country, and dare to ask the right questions of those running for office, then you deserve what you voted for. Do not become a person that says “my one vote doesn’t count, so why should I vote?” Your vote does count! Kindly use the brain you were given and get off your butts. Go to those selectmen meetings. Let them know that John Q. Public is tired of the way things are going, and the first thing you have to do is get rid of the wild spending spree going on at the lower level. Only hire people that will work without becoming a union member. Unions are one of the root causes we are in the predicament we are in today. If your performance does not get you a merit raise, than work harder until you deserve one. Bev Buker Gilford

Person who signed-in twice was an opponent of ‘no wake’  To the editor, I am writing to correct an error regarding my letter to the editor of August 4. This letter was inadvertently titled by your paper as “No Wake Zone Proponent Signed the Hearing Register Twice”. In fact this signer was signing in as against the no wake zone and hence was an opponent. Those of us like myself were annoyed and disappointed by this person’s behavior given that two years in a row the original signers of the petition in favor of the no wake zone have had their signatures challenged. This year all 31

signatures will be shown to be valid. The people who have dealt with the safety and erosion issues in this narrow 390-foot channel for years are anxious for resolution of this problem. Many who have no connection to this area other than having the occasional “inconvenience” of slowing to headway speed for two minutes when traversing the Barber Pole channel oppose this NWZ. We hope the D.O.S. will rule, as last year, that significant safety and erosion issues exist. C. Clark Tuftonboro

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LETTERS Here are sources for studies that conservatives are more generous To the editor, Oh boy here we go again. Last week I wrote in a letter that (I thought everyone already knew) studies have shown that conservatives give more to charity then liberals but I guess it’s true that there’s always someone who doesn’t get the word. So guess what? I’ve been challenged to prove it by, yes, another liberal know-it-all who just can’t come to grips to reality. Okay smarty pants how’s this? 1. ABC news, 20/20 reported that the idea that liberals give more to charity then conservatives is A MYTH. Conservatives give an average of 30-percent more to charity then liberals even though liberal households average 6-percent higher incomes. (ref.: 2. The Washington Post reported the same thing. (ref: 3. Talking Points confirms these same studies and suggest reading : “Who Really Cares” by Syracuse University prof. Arthur Brooks. (ref.: 4. Twenty four out of twenty five of states with the highest levels of charitable giving are RED states. Want more? Look it up yourself or better yet next time before risking making a fool of yourself, check the facts. That’s what I did. Look, I didn’t run any of these studies but checking facts on your PC is really easy. When some liberal tells us how wonderful they are, caring, loving, just so much better then all

the rest of us now in the computer age we find they have feet of clay. They tell us because they are better educated, more ethical, more compassionate they know what is best for we poor ignorant masses. Don’t worry though they will take care of us you see, they after all know whats best. What a pile of poo. Hey remember a few months ago when all those liberals were lamenting the lack of civility in our political process bemoaning the attacks on candidates on one side or the other and calling for compromise? Hell we just had compromise and those same liberals are falling all over themselves to see who can be the most vile, insulting, mudslinger in town. So whats up with that? I thought liberals were supposed to be tolerant, open-minded, reasonable? I guess these people aren’t really liberals after all. Take a look in the mirror if this is you because looking back at you will be leftist ideology: unreasonable, unyielding, unethical, hypocritical ideology. The worst thing about them is that they just refuse to consider even the possibility that there are facts out there to prove them and their philosophy is flawed. I really think it’s an ego thing, their incapable of accepting reality if it conflicts with what they want to believe. Time to stop drinking that cool-aid people, the stuff will kill you. Steve Earle Hill

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To the editor, I am wondering how much the actual cost is for the relationship between Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric and Barack Obama? Immelt has been a special advisor to Obama ever since he came into office and is currently chairman of the President’s Jobs Creation Commission. Jeffrey Immelt has been working hard in this position, creating jobs for the unemployed. The problem is that all of the jobs he is creating are for GE in their China plants. You won’t hear this in the mainstream media but GE has the largest off-shore employment of any U.S. company. Immelt went with Obama to Brazil on Air Force One where the president committed billions of dollars to Brazil to help with their oil exploration (most of which is in the Gulf Of Mexico, where Obama has banned all drilling by U.S. companies). Afterwards it was announced that GE had secured orders of $150-billion for electric generating equipment. GE closed its U.S. incandescent lighting manufacturing plants putting thousands of Americans out of work and moved these plants to China. Then it was announced that GE has

secured billions of dollars in sales of incandescent lighting to Brazil. This is good for China and Brazil but not so much for the American people. Immelt then went with the president to China on Air Force One and came back with $187-billion in orders to GE for wind turbines that will be made by GE in China. The president oversaw the government purchase of General Motors. With the sales of the new Chevy Volt dragging down the profit margins, Immelt and GE announced their intention to purchase 12,000 of these cars over the next 12 months (1,000 per month), which then put the Chevy Volt production into the black. Last year GE earned over $3-billion and paid $0 in federal taxes. Now we find out that GE is projecting record profits in the next year because of a $200-billion order for aircraft engines to China. (By the way, GE mostly makes military style jet engines.) This all makes me wonder if Obama is on the GE payroll for all the help he has provided in making tax-free money for his friend. Greg Knytych New Hampton

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LACONIA — United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen praised the energy efficiency steps being taken by Titeflex Aerospace after touring the company’s plant in O’Shea Industrial Park Monday morning and said that legislation which she has co-sponsored, which will help manufacturing companies like Titeflex finance energy efficiency upgrades, will also help create new jobs. “The energy efficiency initiatives that we saw today are a perfect example of the kinds of improvements businesses can make to reduce their energy costs and stay competitive,” said Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. “I’m impressed with the way the company seeks out ideas from employees to help make them more energy efficient. It’s these kinds of things which will help us create more jobs right here,’’ said Shaheen after the tour with Graham Thomson, Titeflex Aerospace’s general manager, and other company executives, along with members of the Belknap County Economic Development Council. Thomson said that over the last three and a half years Titeflex has upgraded its facility to use high efficiency lighting fixtures, energy efficient air conditioning roof units, and energy efficient motors. The upgrades of energy efficient motors would be incentivized through a Department of Energy rebate program in Senator Shaheen’s legislation. He said that said the company, which develops and manufactures fluid management solutions for aerospace, industrial, commercial and transportation markets, has identified more energy efficiency improvements that it would like to make, but obtaining financing can be challenging because many lending institutions don’t know how to quantify the benefits which will be received from energy efficiency upgrades. Shaheen said the bipartisan energy efficiency legislation she supports, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011, has received from preceding page he left behind traces of his semen, along with bloody tissues. “In his haste to flee the scene of a crime, he rushed out of the hotel with toothpaste smeared on the outside of his mouth and was looking over his shoulders,” the lawsuit says. The attack has left Diallo physically and psychologically harmed, with permanent damage done to

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an 18-3 vote in committee and that there appears to be a lot of support for it on the floor of the Senate despite the hyper partisanship which was displayed in Congress during the debt limit debate. “Our economy remains fragile and high energy costs are particularly challenging when families, businesses and our government are trying to do more with less. Energy efficiency is an affordable, effective way to move our economy forward and address our energy challenges,’’ said Shaheen. She said the measure builds on existing Department of Energy loan programs and makes it easier for companies to upgrade current buildings as well as providing incentives for new, energy efficient buildings. It also establishes statewide revolving loan program to help finance efficiency upgrades and sets standards on outdoor lighting, residential heating and cooling systems, residential appliances, and other appliance products based on agreements between manufacturers and efficiency advocates. It also requires the federal government, the single see next page

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HOSMER from page one The son of a millhand and a schoolteacher, Hosmer, 47, grew up in Massachusetts, Where he graduated from UMass at Amherst and earned a law degree at Suffolk University in 1991. After serving as assistant district attorney in Hampden County, which includes Springfield, he moved to New Hampshire with his wife Donna Gaudet Hosmer and joined her family’s firm — AutoServ. For several years he has served as a trustee of the Holy Trinity Endowment Trust, which assists students with tuition while supporting the daily operations and capital projects of Holy Trinity School in Laconia. The Hosmers live in Laconia with their four children, including six-year-old triplets. Hosmer made his political debut in 2010 when he sought to keep the seat in Senate District 4, left open by the retirement of Kathy Sgambati of Tilton, in the Democratic camp. In the landslide that left the Republicans with 19 of the 24 seats in the Senate, Hosmer was roundly beaten by Jim Forsythe of Strafford who carried all six wards in Laconia and all eight towns in the district to win by more than 4,600 votes. Despite the outcome, Hosmer said that the campaign was a rewarding experience that made a powerful impression on him. In particular, he said “it was a great opportunity to meet people throughout the community. I realized that there are lots of people out there who are working hard to make ends meet and have been for some time.” Hosmer said that he began contemplating another run for office this spring. “Speaking with people I found a great deal of displeasure with Guinta,” he

said. Lumping the freshman representative together with the “tea party ideologues,” he said that “he is beholden to an extreme political ideology and allied with the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.” During the crisis over the debt ceiling, he continued, Guinta was among those willing to risk “a total economic Andrew Hosmer collapse, all in the name of (Courtesy photo) scoring cheap political points.” “The times call for real commonsense leaders, not career politicians,” Hosmer said, adding that as a father of four engaged in a small business he would bring “another perspective, a fresh choice” to the congressional race. Hosmer is the third Democrat to enter the primary held in September 2012, following Carol Shea-Porter of Rochester, who held the seat for two terms between 2007 and 2011, and Joanne Dowdell of Portsmouth, an executive with Sentinel Investments and at-large member of the Democratic National Committee. Of the two, Shea-Porter poses the stiffest challenge in the primary. She won the seat in 2006 and 2008 before losing it to Guinta last year and still enjoys a large following among Democrats in the Seacoast strongholds of Portsmouth, Dover and Somersworth as well as in Manchester, where she ran well but behind in 2010, and the Mount Washington Valley. Hosmer, on the other hand, has campaigned primarily in Belknap County, where Democratic voters are

relatively thin on the ground. Hosmer is working with Mission Control, Inc. of Mansfield Center, Connecticut, a communications firm with a record of contributing to the success of Democratic candidates. Mark Bergman, who is working with Hosmer, is no stranger to New Hampshire politics. He worked with Paul Hodes during his two terms representing the Second Congressional District before losing his bid for United States Senate to Kelley Ayotte in 2010, when Bergman was his communications director. “We’re working with a couple of consultants and a good team of volunteers,” Hosmer said. “Fundraising is our first job. I’m very optimistic that we’ll raise the resources necessary.” RIOTS from page 3 A massive blaze swept through a 100-year-old family-run furniture store in the town of Croydon, in south London, and sent thick plumes of smoke into the air, forcing nearby homes to be evacuated. Police confirmed they were investigating a nonfatal shooting in Croydon, but were unable to say whether or not the incident was linked to the chaos. In the nation’s central city of Birmingham, dozens of people attacked shops in a main retail district — spreading the chaos beyond London for the first time since violence broke out on Saturday night. As authorities struggled to keep pace with unrest at dozens of flashpoints, Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would cut short his summer vacation in Italy and will convene a meeting of the government’s crisis committee on Tuesday to toughen the response to the violence. In the Hackney area of east London, hundreds of youths attacked shops and set fire to cars, leaving a trail of burning trash and shattered glass. Looters see next page from preceding page largest energy user in the country, to adopt energy saving techniques for computers One component of the bill also provides a series of model building codes and incentives for states and municipalities to voluntarily adopt more energy efficient practices. “Forty percent of our energy use is for buildings, so designing them and building them in order for them to be as energy efficient as possible is a major part what we’re trying to accomplish,’’ said Shaheen. Shaheen also said proposals for doing away completely with the U.S. Department of Energy are shortsighted and ignore global realities. “The U.S. energy sector is not doing as well as it might. China, Germany and Brazil are leading us right now in developing energy efficiency. It’s important for us to get out in front and be a leader in this field in order to remain competitive and create jobs right here in Amer-

Gilford man charged with firing gun in house By Gail OBer


GILFORD — A local man was ordered held on $30,000 cash or corporate surety yesterday after allegedly firing a gun on Hollow Spur Road during a domestic disturbance Saturday night. Gregory Potter, 29, of 3 Hollow Spur Road is charged with being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and felony reckless conduct. Affidavits said Sgt. Corey O’Connor initially responded to Hollow Spur Road and saw what was later identified as Potter’s truck parked with the headlights on and driver’s door open O’Connor was assisted by N.H. State Police and a K-9 and Laconia Police. Affidavits said police found the truck empty but when Potter’s girlfriend Melissa Havlock come out of the house, she was ordered back inside and later allegedly told state police she didn’t hear any gunshot. State Trooper Greg Delucca said he smelled marijuana in the house and was later able to find Potter in a back bedroom and arrest him. Havlock was detained temporarily but is not charged with anything. Potter later allegedly told police he accidentally fired the gun while taking it from his tool box. Havlock was in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday, and sat in the front row quietly until Judge Jim Carroll ordered Potter to have no contact with her. “What, what? Why no contact?” she said not identifying herself. “That’s (expletive).” “I’m afraid for Ms. Havlock’s well being,” Carroll STOCKS from page 2 Thomas Simons, money market economist with Jefferies & Co. “The bond market is really trading off of what’s going on in the stock market.” Money flowed out of stocks and into Treasurys. Gold set a record. It rose $61.40 an ounce to settle at $1,713.20. Crude oil, natural gas and other commodities fell sharply on worries that a weaker global economy will mean less demand. Oil fell 6.4 percent to $81.31 per barrel, its lowest price of the year. Fear is spreading quickly through the market, said Dimitre Genov, senior portfolio manager with Artio Global Investors. “It’s becoming a vicious cycle and could feed into consumers reducing their demand as well.” The Dow was down 5.5 percent at 10,809.85. The sharp drop extended Wall Street’s almost uninterrupted decline since late July, when the Dow was flirting with 13,000. It fell below 11,000 for the first time since November. The S&P 500 fell 79.92, or 6.7 percent, to 1,119.46. The Nasdaq composite index fell 174.72, or 6.9 per-

said, not knowing initially who she was. “I’m getting married to him next month,” she said. “That’s fine,” Carroll said who grimaced and moved on to the next case. “That’s a crock of (expletive),” she continued while a male friend led her from the courtroom. During the arrest, police Gregory Potter (Gilford Police photo) said Potter tried to kick O’Connor and later began banging his head on the glass while in the back seat of the cruiser. He was subdued by another officer with pepper spray. Bredbury said Potter has four felony convictions and was sentenced to three years in federal prison for cocaine sales. He also said Potter has convictions for burglary in Belknap County, assault by prisoner in Merrimack County and criminal mischief. Bredbury Potter also has two instances of bail jumping and other arrests and convictions for driving while intoxicated, carrying a weapon without a license and criminal threatening toward a police officer. Arguing for high cash bail, Bredbury said additional charges could be forthcoming because Delucca’s dog indicated the possible presence of drugs in Potter’s vehicle. The truck was towed and police have asked for a warrant to search it.

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LACONIA — Police searching for a man who broke into the D & D Country Market on Route 106 $100K BAIL from page one tration on the reported car (found parked across the street from the Colonial Theater) and found it was registered to Joyce. He said he saw a man standing on the sidewalk in from of the theater and approached him, asked him if he was Joyce and said Joyce told him he was. Officer Benjamin Black said Joyce kept “reaching back towards his back pocket of his pants” so he asked him to keep his hands where he could see them. Black said he told Joyce why he was questioning him and Joyce continued to reach behind him, making Black afraid that he had a weapon. Black said he asked Joyce if he had any weapons and was told no. Joyce allegedly resisted the idea of a search. “Joyce told me I was not going to search him and I explained him to him I was going to search him for weapons and only weapons,” Black wrote. He said Joyce reached into his back pocket, pulled out brass knuckles and quickly gave them to him. When Black ordered him to turn around and put his hands behind his back, he said Joyce ran across Main Street headed toward his car. Black said he drew his Taser and yelled, but Joyce turned, looked at him and kept running south toward Hanover Street. Black called for backup and ran after him, chasing him down Hanover and catching him behind the Citizen’s Bank across from City Hall. Black searched

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early Saturday morning are seeking assistance from the public. Police received the report of a possible burglary in progress at approximately 3 a.m. The caller reported hearing a loud crash and seeing a man leave the store and run northward on Route 106. Police, assisted by Officer Dustin Parent and K-9 Agbar from Gilford searched for the suspect without success. Chief Vinnie Baiocchetti said that officers recovered evidence from the scene, which is being evaluated. Surveillance photos show a white man with blond hair and a slender build approaching the store wearing a white shirt, white pants and dark sneakers with a bandanna, mostly white with touches of red and black, covering his face. Police urge anyone with information leading to the identity and whereabouts of the suspect to contact the Belmont Police Department at 267-8350 or text to BPDNH at 274637 (CRIMES). him and allegedly found a small, yellow “bindle” — street talk for a paper wrapper used to hold drugs — a plastic baggie with “green vegetative matter” in it, $241, and some razor blades. Affidavits said police checked Joyce’s vehicle and there were “suspected components of a mobil(e) methamphetamine lab” in plain view in the vehicle. Police, Laconia Fire, members of the Belknap County Sheriff’s Department and members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement cordoned off Main Street and evacuated businesses in the immediate downtown area until the contents could be emptied and the car towed to the Laconia Police Department. Interviewed by Det. Christopher Noyes, affidavits said Joyce allegedly admitted to “cooking meth multiple times within Laconia.” Joyce also consented to a search of the car and affidavits say that police found items used in making methamphetamine in the car. According to Prosecutor James Sawyer, Joyce has been convicted on a handful of arrests in Florida spanning the years 2002 to 2003. In addition, The Daily Sun verified with Jackson City, Ohio Police yesterday that Joyce has a criminal record in Ohio mainly for disorderly conduct and driving offenses — including a driving while intoxicated conviction for which records said he had a blood alcohol level of .285 when he was stopped by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. More recently, Joyce pleaded guilty in Belknap County Superior Court on July 22 for one count of possession of methamphetamine in April. A charge prosecuted by Sanbornton Police, Chief Steve Hankard said Joyce was arrested near the Sanborn Elementary School after police got a suspicious vehicle call. He was sentenced to serve all 45 days of a sixmonth sentence by Judge Kenneth McHugh and was released on time served. Joyce has a scheduled probable cause hearing on Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. in the 4th District Court, Laconia Division.

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SANBORNTON — Two decades ago, the Pittsfield Players began a partnership with Steele Hill Resort. The arrangement provided for dinner theater at the resort one day per week during the summer. The longevity of the tradition is a testament to how well it serves each partner: Steele Hill gets an amenity for its guests and a draw for the general public and the theatrical troupe enjoys a chance to raise funds for maintenance of its playhouse. Audience members are fortunate to sit between the two and enjoy the fruit of the partnership. The tradition continues this summer on Tuesday nights through August. This summer, the Players are performing a variety show featuring classic rock hits, tributes to The Beatles and Queen and a sneak preview of “Man of La Mancha,” the show the Players will present in November, much of which is injected with a shot of humor. As Becky Guyer, food and beverage manager for Steele Hill put it, “It’s a win-win situation – we like being able to offer our guests something different and open it to the public... It brings people to us.” According to DeeDee Pitcher, director of the Pittsfield Players, the theatre group started a traveling group as a means to raise funds to help pay for the Scenic Theatre on Depot Street, the group’s home in Pittsfield. Although they’ve performed at several other places over the years, Steele Hill was the first place to offer them a regular gig and has continued to have them back. “It has been well-received, really well-received,” said Pitcher. The arrangement, in which the Play-

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GILFORD — Shirley Ann Grace, 82, of 16 Heather Lane, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Friday, August 5, 2011 after a brief period of declining health, her family at her side. Shirley was born September 26, 1928 in Tamworth, N.H., the daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Whiting ) Brown. She lived in Tamworth for many years before moving to Laconia in 1947. She had been employed by the N. E. Telephone Company for seventeen years and then worked at Jordan Meats (formerly the Laconia Meat Packing Co.) retiring in 1988. Shirley was an avid golfer and was a member of the Oak Hill Golf Course and its Ladies Twilight League, the Ladies Bowling League in Laconia and Meredith, and the N. E. Telephone Pioneers. Shirley is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Everett E. Grace, of Gilford; two sons, Brian E. Grace of Meredith, and Bruce C. Grace and his wife, Carole, of Tamworth; a daughter, Sandra E. Grace, of Laconia; three grandchildren, Curtis Monier of Laconia and Melissa and Christopher Grace both of Tamworth; a brother, Charles Brown, and his wife, Susan, of Northwood, N.H.; three sis-

ters, Doris Remick and her husband, Ron, of Tamworth, Helen Shaw and her husband, Dave, of Michigan and Charlotte Covey of Meredith. Several nieces and nephews also survive Shirley. In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by a brother, Robert Brown, and by two sisters, Priscilla Welch and Babe Beede. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:00 Pine Grove Cemetery, Belknap Mtn. Rd., Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, pastor of the Gilford Community Church officiating. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations in Shirley’s name be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home – Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH 03246 or the Alzheimer’s Association, New Hampshire Office, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110. 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 please visit to

Dorothy Ione Dugan, 84 NORTHFIELD — D. Ione Dugan, 84, a longtime resident of Northfield died Saturday, August 6, 2011 following a period of failing health. Ione was born in Lincoln, ME, May 31, 1927, daughter of John O. and Ethelyn (Lyons) Dugan. She spent her youth and schooled in Lincoln. Ione lived in Franklin for many years before moving to Northfield in 1971. Prior to her death she was living with her daughter in Alexandria. Ione worked for the former Plastic Fabricators in Franklin for 19 years and later worked at Electro Circuits in Laconia for 13 years before her retirement. Ione leaves her daughter, Wanda L. Huckins of Alexandria; her son, George A. Dugan of Alexandri;

four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Judith Benner of Waldoboro, ME and Patricia Holbrook of Hope, ME; numerous nieces and nephews. A calling hour will be held Tuesday, August 9th from 11:00 A. M. to 12:00 P.M. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A service will be at 12:00 in the Memorial Home. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Ione’s name to, Community Health and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246. For more information go to

AARP driver safety course at Laconia PD August 15-16 LACONIA — The Laconia Police Department will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Program on August 15-16 from 9 a.m-1p,m. in it’s Community Room. A certified AARP instructor will teach the course which will cover various topics to include; *Defensive driving techniques

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Project Pencil helps local students with school supplies LACONIA — The Children’s Foundation of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Project Pencil Program is now underway. Project Pencil now assists close to 600 school age children each September by providing them with backpacks, lunchboxes, and other back-to-school supplies. The project benefits students in public, private and parochial schools, daycare centers, nursery schools, elementary, middle and high schools, in Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Gilmanton and Tilton. from preceding page safety belts. The course is tailored towards the ages of 55 and over, however, it is open to everyone. There are 16 seats available. The AARP Driver Safety Program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail your name and phone number to Chief Christopher Adams at CAdams@laconiapd. org or call 524-5257 X333.

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Patrick Welch awarded scholarship for Aviation camp GILFORD — Patrick Welch, son of Eleanor and Harry Welch, Jr., of Center Harbor, recently became the first scholarship winner of the Aviation & Aerospace Education Center at Winnipesaukee (“WinnAero”). The scholarship will enable him to attend a weeklong Aviation Camp, co-sponsored by the FAA, which takes place Aug 15-19 at the Laconia Airport. The camp, under the direction of master teacher Dan Caron, will include guest speakers, hands-on aviation/aerospace-related experiments, computer simulations, a tour of the Manchester Airport Control Tower and tours of the NH Air National Guard Base at Pease. A highlight will be a flight aboard an NHANG tanker as it refuels a C-17 cargo aircraft in-flight. That aspect of the camp is of personal interest to Welch as his grandfather, Harry Welch Sr., is a retired Air Force tanker aircraft navigator and a

decorated combat veteran. The scholarship was made possible by donations from the Aviation Association of New Hampshire and the Granite State Airport Managers Association. Diane Cooper, manager of the Laconia Airport, was instrumental in securing the scholarship donations and commented that “my colleagues in New Hampshire aviation have given Patrick and other students a real opportunity to not only see how aviation careers work, but to also immerse themselves in hands-on educational activities. We at WinnAero are very appreciative of the support of the Aviation Association and the Airport Managers Association.” Anyone interested in the Aviation Camp or the scholarship opportunities can contact Caron at; Cooper at laa@metrocast. net; or go to the website for more details. Five seats remain available on a first-come, first served basis for the Aviation Camp.

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MOULTONBOROUGH —The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will present strategies to preserve “quality of place,” increase local economic vitality, and protect the historic, cultural, and natural resources of Lakes Region communities while still allowing for growth on Tuesday, August 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library,. “Development and change in the Lakes Region doesn’t have to overwhelm the small-town feel and summer resort character of our communities if we plan carefully,” noted Maggie Stier of the Alliance, and one of the speakers at the program. Along with Robert Houseman of Wolfeboro’s Planning Department, and Elizabeth Durfee Hengen, preservation consultant, she will present strategies such as design review, barn preservation tax incentives, preservation easements, historic districts, and ways to manage the impacts of new commercial and residential development. Jeffrey M. Taylor, planning consultant, will lead the discussion. Taylor is the former director of the NH Office of State Planning and works on community planning and development issues throughout the state.the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will present strategies to preserve “quality of place,” increase local economic vitality, and protect the historic, cultural, and natural resources of our communities while allowing for growth. “Preserving Community Character: Win-win Strategies for Managing Change in the Lakes Region” is

co-sponsored by the Moultonborough Heritage Commission and the Squam Lakes Conservation Society. The free program is designed for all residents of the Lakes Region, including volunteers on municipal boards and commissions, municipal officials, and owners of historic properties. This is the second in a series, following a July 20th program, “Caring for your Historic Summer Camp, Cottage or Farm” held at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness. Register by contacting the NH Preservation Alliance at 224-2281 or email . The N.H. Preservation Alliance is the non-profit preservation committed to the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes through leadership, education and advocacy. The workshop is supported by The Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation. Additional program support for the Alliance’s field services program provided by Public Service of New Hampshire, Architectural Resource Center, The Byrne Foundation, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.; as well as the alliance’s Old House & Barn Program sponsors Bedard Preservation & Restoration LLC; Ian Blackman, LLC; Farms & Barns; The Flowers Family Trust; Fifield Building Restoration & Relocation; Arnold M. Graton Associates, Inc.; Innerglass Window Systems; North Country Door, Inc.; R&T Electric; Selectwood; Sunrise Woodworks; Frank R. Whittemore Builder; and Woods & Co. Civil Engineering.

ALTON — A 5K road race on Saturday, August 13 at 9 a.m. will kick off the two-day Old Home Days celebration. A craft fair featuring handmade and American made New England craft items including: wood crafts, candles, fleece, stoneware pottery, Native American, maple syrup products, jewelry, fabrics, quilts, floral, doll furniture, photography, scroll saw fretwork and handmade soaps will run for two days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at Railroad Square Park and the Alton Bay Community Center. The New Hampshire Antique and Classic Boat Museum will hold its annual Vintage Boat Show at the public docks from 9 a.m. until noon with people getting to vote for their favorite boat.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at noon will officially open the new public trail system linking Alton Bay to the traffic circle. A walk along the trail will be held starting at the John Racine Recreational Trail to the River Run Deli, using the new trail and sidewalks constructed this year. The walk will end at the River Run Deli with free ice cream to all of the participants. Parking is available at the B&M Railroad Park. Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 12:00 noon. The parade will be held at 2:30 p.m. and a chicken barbecue will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Alton Central Fire Station. A free outdoor concert featuring classic rock and roll will be held at the bandstand 7-9 p.m. with fireworks following from a barge at 9:20 p.m.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2011. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 9, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aboard the USS Augusta off Newfoundland; this was their first encounter as the leaders of their respective countries. The talks resulted in the Atlantic Charter defining goals for a post-war world. On this date: In 1842, the United States and Canada resolved a border dispute by signing the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. In 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” which described Thoreau’s experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, was first published. In 1902, Edward VII was crowned king of Britain following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. In 1910, the U.S. Patent Office granted Alva J. Fisher of the Hurley Machine Co. a patent for an electrically powered washing machine. In 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States took first place in the 400-meter relay. In 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people. In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally slain at Tate’s Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime. In 1974, President Richard Nixon and his family left the White House as his resignation took effect. In 1995, Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead, died in Forest Knolls, Calif., of a heart attack at age 53. One year ago: A fed-up JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater, cursed out a passenger he said had treated him rudely, grabbed a beer and slid down the emergency chute of an Embraer 190 at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Sam Elliott is 67. Singer Barbara Mason is 64. Actress Melanie Griffith is 54. Actress Amanda Bearse is 53. Singer Whitney Houston is 48. Actor Pat Petersen is 45. Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is 44. Actress Gillian Anderson is 43. Actor Eric Bana is 43. Producer-director McG (aka Joseph McGinty Nichol) is 43. TV anchor Chris Cuomo is 41. Actor Thomas Lennon is 41. Rock musician Arion Salazar is 41. Rapper Mack 10 is 40. Actress Nikki Schieler Ziering is 40. Latin rock singer Juanes is 39. Actress Liz Vassey is 39. Actress Rhona Mitra (ROH’-nuh MEE’truh) is 36. Actor Texas Battle is 35. Actress Jessica Capshaw is 35. Actress Anna Kendrick is 26.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Streetcar Company presents Theatre in the Park. 7 p.m. at Rotary Riverside Park in downtown Laconia. An evening of free entertainment featuring three one-act plays. Refreshments will be sold and donations accepted to benefit the company. More information at (Note: this event was rescheduled from its original date of Monday, August 8.) “Gigi” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 366-7377 or visit “Cabaret” at Interlakes Summer Theatre in Meredith. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30. For tickets call 1-888245-6374. Annual Friends of the Samuel H. Wentworth Library in Sandwich Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smith Building on the fairgrounds. Free public information meeting on the subject of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). 5 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center. Featuring a panel of experts. Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant in Center Barnstead. Guest speaker will be Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin. N.H. Music Festival Chamber Music Concert #6. 8 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. For tickets: Cruise Night at the 104 Diner in New Hampton, 5-8 p.m. weather permitting. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All from ages 4 to 104 are welcome, as are people of all skill levels. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. 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. Get Booked with N.H. author Edie Clark at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 p.m. A discussion about writing and New England life. Genealogy Club meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 4 to 5 p.m. How to use RootsMagic software.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 “Gigi” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 366-7377 or visit “Cabaret” at Interlakes Summer Theatre in Meredith. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30. For tickets call 1-888-245-6374. Free outdoor concert at the Winnipesaukee Marketplace at Weirs Beach. 7:45 p.m. Lakes Region Chordsmen (barbershoppers). Annual Friends of the Samuel H. Wentworth Library in Sandwich Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smith Building on the fairgrounds. Belknap County Democratic Party Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Laconia Police Department. Primary business is to elect new officers. For more information call Ed Allard at 366-2575. Lakes Region Flag Football information night. 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School cafeteria. www. Divorce Care Series. 7 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday through August 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Half-hour themed video followed by a support group session. Refreshments. For information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

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CENTER HARBOR — Three Lakes Region businesses are colla.borating to present a sunset art studio cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee and dinner in Center Harbor with a unique three hour visual arts event on Tuesday, August 15 starting at 6 pm. Latitude 43 Degrees has been chartered by Frates Creative Arts Center to host the first Participants in a unique cruise aboard Latitude 43 Degrees’ ever “floating sunset cruiser will enjoy sunset with a dinner at the Coe House to follow. studio” on Lake Winni- (Courtesy photo) pesaukee. Following the cruise, dinner at the Coe House and a facilitating art workshops for over 40 painting demonstration will complete years, will be presenting demonstrathe creative evening. tions in his unique style of creating The cruise, dinner, and art worka fun filled studio experience. At the shop package is designed for artists conclusion of the evening one guest and their friends searching for a one will be taking home the completed of a kind summer art experience. Parpainting. ticipants will receive a complimentary Space is limited to 10 guests. For art kit from the Jack Richeson Commore information, reservations, and pany to be used on the floating studio, details go to but everyone is encouraged to bring or call 528-7651. their cameras to capture the magnifiFor information about Latitude 43 cent colors of a “big lake” sunset. go to Throughout the entire evening with information about Coe House artist/host Larry Frates, who has been available

Friends of Newfound football hosting 5KFun run/Walk on August 27 BRISTOL — The Friends of Newfound Football will be holding a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 27 during Bristol’s annual Old Home Day celebration. The race will be held at 8:30 a.m. starting at Kelley Park on North Main Street. The pre registration fee for the race is $18 and registration the day of the race is $25. All proceeds from the race will go to the Newfound football field construction project according to Bryan Richardson Sr., president of Friends of Newfound Footbal. He said that the field is being constructed on a practice field at Newfound Regional High School with work on the field provided by Morrison Construction for very little com-

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 Gilford Community Band concert. 7:30 p.m. at Weeks Banstand at Village Field. 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, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Call/leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each

pensation. According to Pete Cofran, athletic director at NRHS, the football field is tentatively scheduled to open for the first home game in the fall of 2012. In July the field was levelled and topsoil applied with several applications of hydroseeding now taking place so that the field will be ready next year. Richardson said that more funds will be needed to complete the project including stands, bathrooms, and scoreboards. For more information contact Karen Schaffner about the 5K Fun/Run at or register at For more information on the football field contact Pete Cofran at NRHS 744-6006.

Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Summer Stories for ages 3-7 at the Meredith Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Sign-up is helpful. Sushi Making at the Meredith Public Library. For all ages. Please sign-up. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m. For library card holders only. Summer Social Bridge at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Call Carol at 293-4400 if you haven’t played with the group before. Fiddle, Folk and Fun with Ellen Carson at the Gilford Public Library. 4:30 p.m. Tour of fiddling from around the world wil include hands-on music activities for the kids.

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St. James Nursery School Gayle Sullivan- Director

Accepting registrations for our 3 year old and 4 year old pre-K programs for the 2011-2012 school year. 876 North Main St., Laconia, NH 528-2111

Tammy Levesque, the new Laconia Senior Center director; Richard Provino, the new kitchen manager, and Shari Mumford, the new program assistant, are planning a fun-filled Wednesday at the center. (Courtesy photo)

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LACONIA — The new crew at the Laconia Senior Center is planning a fun filled day of games, activities and prizes on Wednesday, August 10. Tammy Levesque, the new Laconia Senior Center director, will lead a morning stretch and balance class at 9:40 a.m. Richard Provino, the new kitchen manager, will lead a game of LRC, Left, Right, Center at 10 a.m. And Shari Mumford, the new program assistant, will lead a crazy game

of Bingo at 10:20 a.m. A spaghetti lunch will follow the activities along with door prizes for those in attendance. Donations for the meal are greatly appreciated. September 19-23 is National Senior Center Week. There will be lots of entertaining activities for all to enjoy with an open house on Sept. 22. For more information on the Laconia Senior Center, call 524-7689.

Squam Lakes Science Center annual meeting and gala on Saturday HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will hold its annual meeting and Summer Gala on Saturday, August 13 starting at 5 p.m. The evening kicks off with the annual meeting to elect officers and trustees, vote on changes to proposed by-laws, recognize employee service, and honor retiring board members. After the meeting there will be a presentation featuring the Sea to Lake, Summit to Sky distance learning collaborative. This innovative science curriculum combines the resources, reputations, and complementary programs of four leading New Hampshire informal science education centers – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Seacoast Science Center, Mount Washington Observatory, and McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Sea to Lake, Summit to Sky lessons explain real world instances of environmental change in New Hampshire through astronomical, climatological, geographical, and ecological perspectives. The integrated lessons reach schools via outreach, interactive video-conference presentations, and off-site field trips. Dinner begins and 7 p.m. and will

be provided by the Common Man and will include crab and lobster stuffed mushroom caps, English cucumber caps topped with smoked crème fraiche, panzanella salad, homemade macaroni and cheese, grilled Atlantic salmon, maple glazed chicken, and white chocolate and summer berry parfait among other menu options. A cash bar will also be available. Following dinner a live auction, featuring items donated by each Sea to Lake, Summit to Sky partner will take place. Items include a kayak cruise of Little Harbor donated by Seacoast Science Center, a cocktail cruise on Squam Lake donated by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, a Mount Washington Observatory tour donated by Mount Washington Observatory, and the opportunity to name an adopted star donated by McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Iain MacLeod, executive director, said “We are very excited to showcase Sea to Lake, Summit to Sky and this fantastic collaboration with the leading science education centers in the state.” For further information about the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit

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Dear Annie: My son is being emotionally tortured by his teenage daughters. He has been divorced from their mother for years, but has always been there for his kids. He’s never missed a support payment and shares responsibility for them. Now the 17-year-old is terrorizing him. My son recently remarried, and the girl hates his wife, who happens to be a very nice young woman. The teenager also encourages her younger sister to do the same. It got so bad that his new wife had to tell my granddaughter that she was no longer welcome in their home. All this nasty behavior is being encouraged by the ex-wife. How can I help? I’m a grandparent trapped in the middle. I don’t want to lose my granddaughter by taking my son’s side in front of her, but I can hardly sit back and see him hurt over and over by her awful behavior. I love her and her sister, too. What should I do? -- Lost in Frustration Dear Lost: It is not uncommon for children of divorced parents to wish their parents would get back together. When your son remarried, it interfered with your granddaughter’s fantasy world, and she is punishing him, hoping to break up his marriage and put things back the way they were. Unfortunately, the more likely scenario is that she will create a longterm estrangement from her father. Urge your son to get counseling for both his children to help them deal with their hostility and remaining problems with the divorce. If they are too difficult to have around the new wife, Dad should visit them outside his home. He should not stop seeing them regardless of their horrific behavior, since that will only exacerbate their anger and sense of abandonment. As the grandmother, please stay close to those girls, and help them mature into understanding and tolerant adults. Dear Annie: Please tell me how to handle this. Last year, we gave our son a big graduation party and invited lots of

friends and tons of relatives. Of all the family members, including aunts and cousins, only two showed up. Yet when another nephew had a graduation party two weeks later, all of these same relatives were there. Do these people not realize the hurt feelings this causes? We have now been invited to a delayed graduation party for a niece whose parents did not bother to come to our event. Frankly, we don’t feel like attending. This kind of slight has happened before with these family members, but we attended their events anyway out of obligation. We felt resentful and still do. If we decide not to attend this party, how do I respond when asked why I wasn’t there? -- Nebraska Dear Nebraska: You smile politely and say, “Sorry, we had other plans.” No other explanation is necessary. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Unwilling,” who didn’t want to bring an appetizer to a friend’s party. I don’t know what the big problem is. Throwing a party may be fun, but it’s a lot of hard work. Why can’t the host ask a couple of good friends to bring something? I always offer. Usually, I am flattered to be asked, because it means they enjoy my cooking and trust that I will bring something awesome. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think she should feel obligated to bring an item to a party. Her reaction just seemed a tad extreme. -- Gracious Guest in N.C. Dear Guest: Some people perceive the role of host as the person who sends the invitations, while the guests are expected to pay for the actual event by supplying the food, etc. This may be fine when it is an informal gathering among friends, and a good friend should not be offended when asked to bring something. However, if you are issuing a formal invitation to a major event, the host pays. Period. If you cannot afford a fancy bash, you have a more modest one.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.






AKC Black Lab Pups: Black Males/females, Sire OFA good, hips/elbows, champion lines, vet checked. 520-8393.

1964 Chrysler Imperial. 4 door hard top, 413 eng., push button drive- 82,000 miles, very good shape. $3500. (603)539-6568, (603)986-7302.

2001 FORD Explorer sport utility 4D, 71k miles. $6,000. 476-5017

PELIAN-RIO 2 person, paddle boat currently on Winnisquam. Call 524-9260

AKC Reg. West Highland White Terriers DOB Feb. 12, 2011, m/f, $550-650. Trained. Affectionate 524-4294 Cute as a Button AKC Sheltie Pups. 1st shots & worming. Ready to go 8/12. 630-1712 DACHSHUNDS puppies boys & girl heath & temperament guaranteed. $450. (603)539-1603.

LOST CAT Large grey and white Siamese mix. answers to Isaac. Please call Pam 603-505-5646. SHIH Tzu puppies. Females only. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450. (603)539-1603.

1986 GT Fiero V6, 2.8 Monza standard transmission. Original condition. 150K, needs clutch. $2,200. 998-6986 1988 Chevy 1500 305 Liter V8 5 spd, standard, 75k, must sell $1000/ obo. 393-3563. 1988 Chevy K-1500 4X4 350 V-8, 5-Speed standard transmission. 33 inch tires, chrome rims, custom on-road/off-road vehicle. $2,800/OBO. 603-393-3563 1994 Audi Convertible: 72k original miles, V6, Automatic, silver, excellent condition, summer use only, $9,000. 279-9876.


1996 Mercury Grande Marquis. Florida car, not too bad. $6,000. 293-0683

WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER : Call for appointment. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Meredith, NH.

2000 ML-320 Merc SUV immaculate condition, 101K original owner, all maintenance records, $9,900. 603-279-0623.

2003 Honda Accord LX 130K, black 4-door. Runs smooth, needs brakes & body work. $5,500. 744-9210 87 Chrysler LeBaron Turbo Con vertible one owner, 80K miles, silver/ blue leather $2000/BO 603-520-5352. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. C60 Chevy Dump- GDW 27,500-32,000. Front plow attachment, new 366 Goodwrench engine. $1,500. 998-6986 CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. International 500 Series Track Dozer with 4-in-1 bucket. Diesel 4-Cylinder. Asking $2,000. 998-6986 TOP Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehicles. Call 934-4813

BOATS 18 Ft. aluminum 35 HP Evinrude. Spare prop, runs great! $700 279-0055 1984 Wellcraft 19.5 ft. I/O 5.7 350 HP. New engine & new upholstery. In water. $3,000. Two axel boat trailer $1,400. 603-630-2440. 1985 Formula 242LS twin 350s, 95% restored, must see, must sell, health issues. $11,400. 293-4129. 1997 Sea Doo GTX.. Great condition with trailer. $2,000/OBO 520-5321 MUST Sell; Moving 95 Larson V8 22ft. Bowrider, always garaged,

STINGRAY 606ZP 20’6”. 1995 Only 230 hours. 5.7 EFI -250HP. Economical power. Deluxe interior with removable hard front cover and fishing well. Canvas, trailer. Insurance Co. at $9K. Thinking $6K. 279-2580, pics available.

Employment Wanted NURSE WILL assist you or your loved one at home. Affordable medical, wound, personal care & medication assistance. 18 years experience. 603-293-0484.

For Rent 60 ft. Trailer on large lot in West Franklin. Needs work, rent negotiable (exchange rent for repairs). 934-6333 0r 393-6636 Laconia 1 Bedroom Cottage. $750/Month + Utilities. No Pets. 1 month security deposit required. 524-6611 APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT, 2 bedrooms, heat & hot water included, second floor, security deposit, $820/mo. 630-2614 BELMONT: 1 bedroom in newer building in village area. 2nd floor, eat-in kitchen, coin-op laundry & storage space in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. BRISTOL: Newly renovated 2-bedroom apartment. Heat and hot water included. $700/month. 217-4141. Clean furnished 1 bedroom apartment shared kitchen for 5 months, $500.00/month plus utili-

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For Rent Laconia- Spacious 3 bedroom. Hookups, garage, 2 porches. No pets. $900/month + Utilities. 455-0874 LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, near hospital. $190/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 Laconia: 1 bedroom, heat & hot water included. Pay own electric. 3 season porch, parking. $150/wk. No dogs. Security deposit & references. 524-4428 Laconia: 1-bedroom duplex, 2nd floor, off-street parking, heat/hot water included. No pets/no washer/dryer. $165/week. Security deposit required. 455-6115 LACONIA: 2BR, 2BA fully furnished condo, $700/month, no pets. Available August to June 978-771-7831.

COZY 1 BR, near Exit 20, residential setting, private yard and parking $170/week includes all utilities. Pet and smoker okay. 528-0761

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$105-$125 weekly 524-1884 GILFORD- Small 1-bedroom house w/galley kitchen, porch & private drive. $650/Month + utilities, no pets. 293-2750 GILFORD studio apt, ground floor, year round, convenient. No pets, no smokers. $620 a month incl util. 293-4081. GILFORD- Small 1 bedroom house. New carpet and paint, $850/Month + utilities. No pets 293-2750 GILFORD: 2 and 3-bedroom units from $250/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098 GILFORD: Cute one bedroom HOUSE for rent. One small pet considered. $650 per month. 566-6815 GORGEOUS 1-Bedroom condo in Laconia. 1st floor, hardwood floors, open-concept, new appliances. $1,100/Month includes, heat/hot water, cable, Internet, washer/dryer, fitness room access. No smoking/No pets. 630-8171 LACONIA -Elegant, large 1 bedroom in one of Pleasant Street!s finest Victorian homes. Lots of natural woodwork, Beamed ceilings, fire place, washer/dryer, heat & hot water included. $900/Month 528-6885 LACONIA 1 mile from Weirs Beach. Fully furnished one bedroom condo, avail now, college student welcome, $675/month 802-338-0952. LACONIA 3-bedroom, duplex. Drive, deck newly renovated. Laundry, new heat. No pets/smoking, $900/Month + utilities. 528-1580 LACONIA Off Parade Rd . Spacious Open pan walkout, Beach, Water views, quiet wooded area, partially furnished, hookups, no pets, $925/ month. 527-1086. LACONIA Small 4rm 2 bedrm in cludes heat and electric. $230/ week. No dogs, no smoking. Cash back for shoveling, landscaping, scraping and painting. Must have a good credit score, 2 weeks rent in advance. Call Bob at 781-283-0783. LACONIA-1 BR, $600/Month. NORTHFIELD - 2 BR with on-site laundry room; $750/month. No Pets. Call GCE @ 267- 8023 Laconia- 1-bedroom 1-bath apartment. $600/Month including heat & electric. Close to Weirs Beach. 366-5525 LACONIA-1 Bedroom, $750/month, utilities included. No

Laconia: 3 bedroom, 1st floor, heat & hot water included. Pay own electric. Washer/dryer hook-up, 3 season porch, yard, parking. $1125.00/month. No dogs. Security deposit & references. 524-4428 Laconia: 3-bedroom duplex. 1st floor, off-street parking, heat/hot water included. No pets/no washer/dryer. $275/week. Security deposit required. 455-6115 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 3 bedroom 2 bathroom two story apartment in duplex building. Access to attic & basement with laundry hook-ups. $950/month plus utilities, 524-1234 LACONIA: Large first floor one bedroom apt. with two full bathrooms, Large living room, good sized kitchen with breakfast bar. Extra room suitable for office or storage. Heat/HW included. Quiet Oppechee neighborhood. $675.00 a month call 566-6815 LAKE Winnisquam waterfront, Sanbornton, cozy cottage beautiful views, no utilities, no pets no smoking, unfurnished, $750/ month. 524-1583.

MEREDITH In Town - Fully Renovated 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath Condo with Garage. Quite location, Energy efficient. $1,095 + utilities No pets No smokers.

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

NORTHFIELD: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, coin-op laundry in building, $195 to $220/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 TILTON- Main St. 1 bedroom apartment $680 per month. Heat included. 393-7935. TILTON: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, $195/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 TILTON: 1-BEDROOM 3rd floor spacious apartment. Convenient location, no pets. $550/Month. plus utilities, heat. Available 9/1. Security deposit, references. 286-8200 WATERFRONT Townhouse Southdown Shores. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, $1,150/ month, + Utili-

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For Rent WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$185/week. $400 deposit. 387-3864.


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Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set, Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style, Fabulous back & hip support, Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763. TWIN Beds-mattresses, box springs & comforters $70. Oak Media/book case wall unit with 2 drawers & door cabinet. 71 in. High X 5 ft. Wide X 17.5 in. deep $95. 528-0517

For Rent-Commercial 65 WATER STREET LACONIA First floor roomy 1200+ sq. ft. suite in historic building. 4/5 offices plus common area. Available 10/1. Great location includes parking. Call 524-7206.

Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park 72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. WarehouseManufacturing. $5,800.00

Very solid maple dining room table. Round with drop leaves. 4 captains chairs with 2 side chairs. $325/set. Antique black Queen Ann desk with drawers. $195. 630-2157

Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items ... attics, cellars, garages, automobiles, boats, yardsale items & whatever. Prompt removal. (603)930-5222. FREE Tanning Bed- Stand up or lay down. 875-1232 or cell 344-9190

• 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space $2,800.00

T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

• 3,340 Sq. Ft. WarehouseManufacturing $1,800.00

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(603)476-8933 Laconia Store front. Downtown, Approximately 1,000 sf. Heat included. $750.00/month. Pay own electric. 524-4428

For Sale 15 Inch Crager Wheels. Chrome, universal. Will fit early Chevy or Ford. $150/OBO. 528-2309 20-Foot A&E Systems by Dometic Sun Awning, great for use on a Deck or Replacement for your Motor Home, $300/B/R/O 603-744-7944. 2003 38 foot Forest River Travel Trailer like new, sleeps ten. Comes with a new 28 foot deck and paid seasonal site at Moose Hillock Campground Warren, N.H $19,995.. 524-0067



Conway, NH certified public accounting firm seeks CPA with 3-5 years public accounting experience. Great salary and benefits package. Partnership potential will be available in the next 24-36 months to the right candidate. Please send resume to Gamwell, Caputo, Siek & Co., CPA’s, Attn: T. Scott Gamwell, CPA, 41 Washington St, Suite 41, Conway, NH 03818.

Groomer Wanted We are looking for a part-time highly skilled pet groomer to join our amazing staff at VCA Laconia Animal Hospital. Please send resume to Lisa Dockham, Practice Manager, VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, 1266 Union Ave. Laconia, NH 03246 or email:



EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH is looking for someone to manage our housekeeping department. The job includes supervising a staff of 8 to 15, scheduling, finding, hiring and training new people, counseling and disciplining staff, inspecting rooms to make sure they are spotless, and generally managing the department. This is a year round position, and you must be available weekends. Pay will depend on your skills and experience. Apply in person and bring your resume. Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, 17 Harris Shore Road, Gilford, NH 03784 EXPERIENCED line cook and part-time waitress. Apply at the Main Street Station Diner, Downtown Plymouth.

SECURITY STAFF Must have at least 2yrs. experience, and transportation. Must be able to work every weekend night. Call 366-2665 Paradise Beach Club. Lv. Mesg. Pheasant Ridge Golf Club. Seasonal Part-Time Snack Bar. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 524-7808 for more info.

We currently have an opening for a Loom Fixer/Mechanic. This position requires an individual with an extensive mechanical background, excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work closely with others. This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a very stable and successful manufacturing facility. This position is first shift and full time. Starting pay is negotiable and will depend on experience. Benefits are available after 90 days of service. Please stop by and fill out an application @ Amatex Corporation – 45 Primrose Dr. Laconia, NH. 03246 or call Dawnn @ 603-524-2552.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT POSITION We currently have an opening for a maintenance assistant. This position requires an individual with an extensive mechanical background, and the ability to complete projects independently as well as in a team environment. There would also be some machine operation required on occasion. Fork Lift and Plant Maintenance experience is a plus. This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a very stable and successful manufacturing facility. This position is first shift and full time. Starting pay is negotiable and will depend on experience. Benefits are available after 90 days of service. Please stop by and fill out an application @: Amatex Corporation 45 Primrose Dr. Laconia, NH. 03246 or call Dawnn @ 603-524-2552.

Private lessons, couples only. Professional Instruction, reasonable rates. 279-1329

Seeking Stable Employment? CNHES, Inc. is working with a number ofleading employers in Concord and the Lakes Region.

We are currently recruiting:

Light Industrial Manufacturing Administrative Engineering/Technical For addl information contact:

Central NH Employment Services, Inc. 25 Beacon Street East Laconia, NH 03246

LICENSED NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING Licensed Nurse Assistant Training, Laconia, NH. Starting Saturdays & Sundays, SEPT. 10 to OCTOBER 23. Theory 8am 4pm; Clinics 7am - 3pm. Choose a career that makes a difference! Call Clinical Career Training 1-800-603-3320 or 744-6766. Payment Plans & State Assistance Available. INICAL Career Classes.


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on private trout pond. FFF certified casting instructor. Gift cert. available. (603)356-6240. www.mountainviewflyfishing.c om

PART TIME OPENING We are seeking a dependable, detailed orientated individual to work in our warehouse cycle counting product. Hours are 11-2 Monday-Friday. Knowledge of electrical supplies a plus. A positive attitude is a must. Come Join “TEAM LE” Apply in person or send resume to: Lorraine Daigle 935 Union Ave Laconia, NH 03246

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. Body by Jake Ab Scissor. Very good condition, a few minor cosmetic flaws, scratches, scuffs. $50/OBO. 677-6528 Cash for antiques, coins, silver & gold, guns, knives, military, etc. One item or a house full. Dave 528-0247 Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Womens Size 9. Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528 INTEX ROUND POOL COVER: 12-ft., Brand new in box. Paid $25, will sell for $15. 455-3686. Marshall & Wendell Baby Grand Piano. Large solid oak dining-room table W/2 leaves/10 chairs. 603-875-0337 PETMAT Vari-Kennel Ultra- 32 in. LX22.5 in. WX24 in. H. Like new. $25. 293-8979 POOL: 18-ft.x26-ft. above ground, compete with deck and fencing. Paid $18,000, willing to sell for $3,000. Just needs liner. (603)393-5756. SHED: 12ft. x 16ft., 4 years old, $500. You take it away. 387-3824. SNOWAY 6 ft. 6 in. Plow. Light home use, steel blade, good condition, $700. Call 603-470-6131 Tonneau cover off 2008 Ford Ranger with 6 ft. bed. Silver, excellent condition. Asking $695.


Reading Specialist This position will support our students at Laconia Middle School. Transcripts and NH certification must be included in application packet. Please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification, and three Letters of Reference to:

James McCollum, Principal Laconia Middle School 150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246 Please visit our web site for information about the Laconia Schools at:


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Big Papi has 4 hits to lead Red Sox past Twins, 8-6 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Even after all these years, David Ortiz is still tormenting the Minnesota Twins. Whether it was launching a home run nearly 440 feet into the stands in right-center field or barreling down the third base line to strike fear into catcher Joe Mauer, the Boston Red Sox slugger put his finger prints all over his latest victory over his former team. Ortiz had four hits and three RBIs and delivered the go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Red Sox to an 8-6 victory over the Twins on Monday night. “I’ve been gone for years already,” Ortiz said, insisting there’s no hard feelings about being let go. “In this business, sometimes you’re right and sometimes you’re wrong. One thing I would say about the Twins organization is I always thank them for giving me the opportunity to come play at this level.” Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the sixth and finished a triple shy of the cycle. Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a homer and two RBIs to help the Red Sox win for the fifth time in seven games and move 1½ games ahead of the idle Yankees in the AL East. Ortiz debuted with the Twins in 1997, but injuries prevented him from realizing his full potential, so the Twins let him leave after 2002. It wasn’t until he arrived in Boston in 2003 that he blossomed, becoming “Big Papi,” one of the most feared hitters in the game.

He’s been making the Twins pay ever since. In 42 career games against them, Ortiz is hitting .327 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs. “Of course you get a little excited when you play the team you’ve played for before,” Ortiz said. “But you go with the same intensity against everybody.” Marco Scutaro chipped in three hits for Boston and Jonathan Papelbon worked a perfect ninth for his 25th save. Jason Kubel had a homer among his three hits and two RBIs for the Twins, who have lost five straight. Alfredo Aceves (8-1) gave up one run in an inning

20-year-old Gilford DWI suspect said to have asked off-duty cop to drive getaway car from wreck scene GILFORD — A 20-year-old man who is said to have asked an off-duty police officer for help in getting away from the scene of an accident before police arrived has been charged with driving while intoxicated and “conduct after” an early Sunday morning wreck on Sleeper Hill. Charles McNutt of Weathering Heights was later released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and ordered to appear in Laconia District Court on Sept. 15. According to a police report, Sgt. Corey O’Connor observed a vehicle being operated erratically on at


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OFFICE CONDO for sale or rent with option to purchase, 1900 square feet + or -, excellent location Route 11A Gilford. Price adjusted to meet buyers needs. 344-8999



Real Estate, Wanted

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LOOKING FOR HOUSE w/garage for long-term rental. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, immaculate housekeeper. Local retired couple. Call 970-379-0326

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Roommate Wanted HOUSE Mate Wanted: Furnished room, utilites included, w/d, dish TV. Must love animals! Quiet acre. $400/mo. Close to highway and Laconia. (603)729-0270. ROOM for Rent: Meredith, quiet country setting, shared living/kitchen, electric/hw/heat/gas cooking included. Smoking ok. Candidates should be clean and sober. References required. $125/week or $500/month. Contact 707-9794.

n relief of Tim Wakefield for the victory. Wakefield gave up five runs — three earned — and eight hits with five strikeouts. But he missed out on victory No. 200 for the third straight start when Aceves gave up the game-tying single to Kubel in the eighth. “The last three starts, we’ve won two out of three of them,” Wakefield said. “So that’s the most important thing is keeping our lead in the American League East right now.” Glen Perkins (3-2) gave up two runs — one earned — in 1 2-3 innings to take the loss.

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about 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning. He followed and witnessed the vehicle, traveling on Countryside Drive, cross over Sleeper Hill Road and strike a tree and stone wall. O’Connor reported that McNutt then approved him and asked for help in getting away from the scene. The sergeant detained McNutt until Sgt. James Leach arrived at the scene. McNutt is said to have refused medical assistance at the scene. The 1997 Jeep Cherokee he was driving was check out by Gilford Fire and Rescue because it was smoking after the crash.


HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

Major credit cards accepted INSIDE N Out Cleaners. Residential homes, small offices, condos and rental units. Fully insured, free estimates. 10% discount for first time customers. 603-393-5220 JAYNE ’ S PAINTING is now Ruel ’s Painting. Same great service! Jason Ruel Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! 393-0976


Services LAKES & Mountain Carpet & Furniture Cleaning & Restoration. Quality service since 1975. (603)973-1667. LAWNMOWING & Property Maintenance: 15 years experience. Call Rob, serving Laconia/Gilford area. 393-4470. MINI-EXCAVATOR for hire. Drainage, grading, handset & machine set stone walls. Reasonable rates. 25 years experience. Hancock Masonry 267-6048 RUBBISH removal, metal removal, brush removal. Also odd jobs & cleanouts. 528-4169. SPARKLY Clean. We make your house, business or commercial job sparkly clean from top to bottom. Best rates around. Give us a call. 707-9150

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Wanted To Buy

1994 Kawasaki Vulcan 750, excellent cond., must see. $2800 obo. 527-2558

FISHER WOODSTOVE BABY bear size that takes up to 16” logs Call anytime, leave message 293-8545 or 630-6539

2009 Harley XL1200 Custom. Immaculate condition. Blue/Silver, Only 1,176 miles-a must see. Extras including a Vance Hines exhaust, quick release windshield and more. $7,000 524-5764

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

CASH PAID NON-FERROUS METALS Copper, brass, aluminum, lead, aluminum cans, insulated wire. Also appliance removal provided (call for details)


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Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521.

LIGHTWEIGHT trailer. Clean, heat, AC, many extras. Never had pets or smokers. $8,000 obo. Call Sally 524-3058

BOUGHTON Landscape & Construction, LLC: Sitework, Concrete and General Contracting, 267-7129.

Yard Sale Gilford- Colossal Barn Sale! Friday & Saturday, 8am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm. Furniture, electronics, boats, tools, clothes, musical instruments, books, toys; more than you can ever imagine! 88 Sleeper Hill Rd. (Near Piche!s)

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