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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — Elementary- and middle-school teachers who help raise their students’ standardized-test scores seem to have a wide-ranging, lasting positive effect on those students’ lives beyond academics, including lower teenage-pregnancy rates and greater college matriculation and adult earnings, according to a new study that tracked 2.5 million students over 20 years. The paper, by Raj Chetty and John N. Friedman of Harvard and Jonah E. Rockoff of Columbia, all economists, examines a larger number of students over a longer period of time with more in-depth data than many earlier studies, allowing for a deeper look at how much the quality of individual teachers matters over the long term. “That test scores help you get more education, and that more education has an earnings effect — that makes sense to a lot of people,” said Robert H. Meyer, director of the Value-Added Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which studies teacher measurement but was not involved in this study. “This study skips the stages, and shows differences in teachers mean differences in earnings.” Many school districts have begun to use value-added metrics to influence decisions on hiring, pay and even firing.

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(NY Times) — Iranian officials have struck a defiant posture in response to a proposed oil embargo by the European Union, calling the intensified efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear program, including new sanctions by United States, tantamount to “an economic war,” and vowing to conduct a new round of military drills near the Strait of Hormuz. The strong words came after a series of escalating military and diplomatic responses by Iran in recent weeks amid growing pres-

sure from Western powers. On Tuesday, Iran warned the United States that it would take action if an American aircraft carrier that left the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz were to return. The United States has said that the threats would not cause it to alter military deployments. The Iranian military, fresh off 10 days of naval exercises near the strait that ended this week, vowed to hold a new round of war games soon. The defense minister, Brig. Ahmad Vahidi, in comments reported by the

semiofficial Fars news agency late Thursday, said the military’s exercises would be “its greatest naval war games” and would occur “in the same region in the near future.” Britain, adding its voice to the chorus of diplomatic responses, cautioned that any attempt by Iran to close the strait would be “illegal and unsuccessful.” “It is in all our interests that the arteries of global trade are kept free, opening and running,” Defense Secretary Philip Hammond, said, according to news reports.

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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — While most of the political world’s attention has been focused on the presidential primaries, Democrats who took a beating in the midterm elections say they have slowly but steadily gotten back in the game when it comes to the battle for control of Congress. A year of fiscal fights that left the country careening from threatened government shutdown to federal default back to shutdown has hurt every member of Congress, but polls show it has hurt Republicans a bit more. Just before Christmas, House Republicans were forced to make humiliating concessions to Democrats over the extension of a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits, dinging the party’s tax-cutting brand. And improving economic signs captured in jobs gains reported on Friday also have Democrats feeling more optimistic.

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Skier, two climbers caught in avalanches; no serious injuries BY ERIC EISELE THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

PINKHAM NOTCH — The lack of snow in the valleys may make it hard to believe, but there were two avalanche accidents on Mount Washington this week. One on Wednesday caught a skier, and the other late Thursday involved a pair of climbers. Both incidents happened in Huntington Ravine. There were no serious injuries. According to information posted online by U.S. Forest Service snow rangers, the first avalanche carried a skier almost 500 feet. The skier’s partner witnessed the event but was not caught. The second avalanche caught a pair of climbers in Central Gully, a popular ice climb in the ravine. One climber injured an ankle and had to be rescued.

There are avalanches every year on Mount Washington. The snow rangers provide expert risk assessment advisories most days throughout the winter for Tuckerman and Huntington ravines, but skiers and climbers are free to make their own decisions whether they heed the warnings. Because of the lack of snow, a general advisory had been posted since Monday, but new advisories went up on Thursday and Friday. The accidents, combined with the weather forecast, had officials reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be careful over the next few days. “There is little doubt that we will have unstable snow issues today and into the weekend,” U.S. Forest Service snow ranger Chris Joosen said in Friday’s advisory.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

Ski-Orienteering. There will be a ski-

orienteering: middle distance race at Great Glen Trails (at the Base of the Mount Washington Auto Road). Registration starts at 9:30 p.m., with a start window from 10 a.m. to noon, and courses closing at 2 p.m. There will be three courses of differing length, about four, six and eight km with an anticipated winning times around 35 minutes. If Great Glen Ski Trails are closed, the event will be canceled. Check the website www.greatglentrails.com/winter/outdoorcenter/snow-conditions/ or, if in doubt, email the event director elinder@unh.edu or call (603) 343-802.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Ice Carving Contest. Top carvers from around New England will return for the 17th annual Great Ice Carvers of New England Invitational Ice Carving Competition at The Wentworth Hotel at 10 a.m. Competitors have three hours to transform a 300 pound block of ice into a work of art. Visit www. thewentworth.com for more information. Small And Beginner Farmer Workshop. Getting Started for the Small and Beginner Farmer Part 2, a free workshop, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive, in Meredith. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact UNH Cooperative Extension at (603) 527-5475. Mountain Garden Club Meeting. The Mountain Garden Club starts the year off with a program on “The Secrets to Growing Healthy Houseplants” by Bill Stockman, owner of Spider Web Gardens at Salyards Center For The Arts, 110 Main Street in Conway. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. with hospitality, followed by a business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program at 11 a.m. (The snow day will be Monday, Jan. 23). Stockman will demonstrate how to propagate common houseplants by cutting, layering, air layering and division. He will also include samples of plants that bloom in January, and discuss how to prune, cut back, repot, and fertilize them. He will review problems which many people have at this time of year when there is limited sun, minimal growth and cold, dry air. All programs are open to the public and mem-

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Conway Contra Dance. Conway contra dance in Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s hall on Bald Hill Road in Albany. There will be a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dance starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. and running through 9:30 p.m. Admission will remain at $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and $15 for families. All dances are taught. Music will be provided for this dance by Puckerbrush, with Eric Rollnick calling. Dances will be scheduled third Saturdays of the month, September through May. Call (603) 447-2295 or (207) 625-3334 for more information. Kids Tree House and History Tree. The Mount Washington Valley Childrens Museum located on Route 16 in North Conway has a safe indoor tree house for kids to play in with near by History Tree exhibit for children to learn about history. Hours of entertainment in the other exhibits as well. Free admission with Healthy Kids Gold card. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org. Thrift Shop. The thrift shop at Christ

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from preceding page Time is from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays in November and December, at Chocorua Public Library. Brownfield Community Church Sunday School. Brownfield Community Church Sunday School has opened for the season as of Oct. 23. The same experienced teachers are welcoming 5 to 8 year olds at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Kids Chorus. Does your 7-12 year old child want to sing? Do you want to learn about singing in a fun, dynamic way? The Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum chorus may be the right fit. Sarah Waldron and Candance Maher along with guest teachers and volunteers will lead the chorus from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be ongoing and will work toward performance opportunities in the valley. For more information call 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.com Little Green Closet Thrift Store. The Thrift Store is now open for discounted children/maternity clothes. Located in the Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum on Route 16 North Conway next to Stan and Dan Sports. Hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org. Gym Flyers. An indoor radio control model flying activity every Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ossipee Town Hall gym. For all age groups. Children under 12 years with family adult supervision. This is hosted by the Mount Washington Valley Radio Control Club. The cost is $2. Flyers under 12 are free. For more information call 520-0944. Zen Meditation. Zen meditation takes place at Creative Sole Studio, 175 Main Street, Conway, with silent sitting and walking meditation from 8 to 9 a.m. and Zen reading and discussion from 9 to 10 a.m. This is a new location; Creative Sole Studio is located above the laundromat across from Kennett Middle School, beginning April 3. The entrance is on the end of the building closest to the post office. Open to the public; $5 donation suggested. For information or questions, contact Terry Leavitt, 452-8821. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners. Alcoholics Anonymous beginners meetings are every Sunday at Memorial Hospital in the walk-in clinic from 3 to 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting at the Gibson Center in North Conway from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and at the Conway Village Congregational Church on Main Street in Conway Village, from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Alcoholics Anonymous. Every Monday, Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Conway Methodist Church Hall on Main Street in Conway Village from noon to 1 p.m., the Women’s group meets at First Church of Christ, North Conway, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at the Gibson Center in North Conway from 8 to 9 p.m. Preschool Storytime. Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell offers preschool storytime with Miss Liz Mondays from 10 to

11 a.m. Each session includes picture book stories, finger rhymes and a craft. Storytime helps promote a life-long love of reading and can be a great place to make friends. Children under age 3 1/2 should be accompanied by an adult caregiver. The program follows the MSAD72 school calendar. Call 925-3177 if you have any questions. Mouse Paint Storytime. Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell offers Mouse Paint Storytime with Miss Liz Mondays from 2:45 to 4 p.m., for kindergarten through grade 2. Each session will include stories, games, songs, a craft and snack. The program follows the MSAD72 school calendar. Call 925-3177 if you have any questions. Conway Dinner Bell. A full-course home-cooked community dinner is served every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Brown Church in Conway Village. The dinner is open to all. To volunteer or for more information call 447-8407 or e-mail mcpond1@ hotmail.com. ‘The Breakfast Club’ Meeting. M&D Productions would like to invite all executive directors, marketing directors and event coordinators to a special meeting called “The Breakfast Club,” a monthly gathering set for the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at M&D Productions’ Your Theatre. The meeting will speak to the need to creating a uniform structure of collaboration in the Mount Washington Valley. Call 662-7591 to reserve a seat. UUFES Book Group.The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope (UUFES) Book Group meets every Monday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the Meetinghouse of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes, 30 Tamworth Road (corner of Main Street and Route 113) in Tamworth. For information about the upcoming meeting call George Anderson at 986-3792. The group takes its time with each book, encourages conversation and varying view points. Rotary Pub Club. The Rotary Club of Ossipee Valley is becoming a “Rotary Pub Club” meeting on Monday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Indian Mound Golf Course. Anyone who would like to learn more about Rotary International is welcome. Square Dancing. The Mount Washington Valley Stompers Square Dancing Club are holding a workshop every Monday from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Conway American Legion on Tasker Hill Road. Singles welcome. These workshops end the last Monday in May. Amateur Radio. The Mount Washington Valley Amateur Radio Emergency Services group meets every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. on the two meter repeater W1MWV - 145.45 MHz with a 100.0 Hz tone. The group provides public communications support throughout the Mount Washington Valley area during disasters, power outages, and other events in coordination with the state’s other ARES units and the State EOC. Visit k1mwv.org/ or contact Group Leader Luke Quigley, KB1IIR at 603.662.4629 or at radioman141@juno. com for more information.

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A year of ups and downs for GOP contenders BY LLOYD JONES THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

“A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” — Winston Churchill. 2011 was a year of peaks and valleys on the political scene. It seemed like the front-runner spot in the Republican presidential primary was more of a revolving door with a new leader rising up the charts only to tumble after a political gaffe. While former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has held the top spot consistently in New Hampshire polls, he shared the favorite spot with several other candidates over the past seven months. Just look back at the various debates where Romney has been joined front and center by Texas Governor Rick Perry, businessman Herman Cain, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. One by one, aside from Romney, the others have fallen by the wayside. During the last week in May, a CNN poll had Rudy Giuliani one point ahead of Romney and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin only a few points behind him. Both Palin and Giuliani resisted the lure of a run for the White House — this time. Gingrich was the first 2012 Republican presidential candidate to visit Mount Washington Valley, coming to town May 26. At the time it looked like Conway might be one of the few stops for the former Speaker of the House as his campaign appeared to be on life support before ever really getting going after coming under scrutiny for a debt he and his wife owed to Tiffany & Co. in 2005 and 2006. This led to Gingrich taking a backseat among his parties hopefuls, but just like weather in New Hampshire, politics can change quickly. In May and well behind, Gingrich believed he still had a shot at winning the New Hampshire Primary. “I think you come up here with a program of very bold change in Washington,” he said. “You talk about creating jobs, you talk about getting back to a balanced budget. You talk about the 10th amendment and returning power back to the states. You talk about repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a much more local, much more decentralized process between doctor, patient and pharmacist. Those are things that resonate with a lot of people here. “If I win it will be on policy and on offering a vision of a dramatically better American future,” he said, “with more jobs, less expensive gasoline, less expensive heat-

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ing oil, a balanced budget and a government that is much more decentralized and out of Washington.” On May 26, America’s mayor — Giuliani — came to Mount Washington Valley to fire up the Republican base. He said he was in New Hampshire to give a speech and to gauge how much support he had should he decide to run for president. “This president has done more damage to our economy than any American president ever,” said Giuliani who served two terms as New York City’s mayor from 1994 to 2001. “I don’t think there has ever been a time in which we sustained unemployment this high for so long since the depression.” He said President Obama makes excuses when he blames the country’s economic woes on the Bush Administration. Giuliani said those kinds of excuses would never fly when he was a mayor. “People would have laughed at me,” said Giuliani. “He’s had every chance to straighten it (the econ-

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omy) out and he’s made it worse.” While polls suggested that Giuliani could be a front runner if he jumped in the race, however, he was dismissive of the importance of early polls. All they prove is the field is wide open, he said. “You’re always more popular if you’re not running or right after you lose,” he said, smiling. On June 2, Romney announced what everyone expected: He was running for president. Governor Romney reached out to media across New Hampshire in a series on phone interviews. “It was a very well kept secret,” he joked. The plan for his announcement was leaked to the media more than a week ahead of time. Romney said he didn’t consider himself the front runner for the GOP nomination, but while his opponents were taking swings at him he was taking aim at President Obama. The unemployment rate has continued to rise, he said, and the recession has only become worse since Obama took office. The president has failed, and Romney said voters can look to him as a reliable, tested alternative. The recession that began in December of 2007 actually ended six months after President Obama’s inaugura-

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tion, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the non-partisan group that tracks recessions, but unemployment has remained high despite economic growth since then. “When President Obama ran, we heard promises,” Romney said, “but he didn’t have a record.” Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty promised to tell Americans the hard truth if elected president when he stopped by Ray Shakir’s home on June 11. “We’ve got a country in great trouble,” he said, “and we don’t have a long time to fix it.” “Every Republican is going to come to events like this and say many of the same things,” he said, “but voters have a key question to ask: ‘Who is this person? Do they live the values they espouse?’” Furthermore, he said, the Republican Party has become a big tent party, with social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, Tea Party conservatives, defense conservatives and more. “We’re going to have to find a candidate who authentically and genuinely appeals to all of that.” Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was the lone Republican presidential candidate to have have climbed Mount Everest. Billed as a long-shot to get his party’s nomination, he believed in July that it’s an easier mountain to conquer than the world’s largest peak. “I live my life ‘in the moment,’ striving to be satisfied with who I am right now, regardless of the situation or the place,” Johnson said. “Life is a journey not a destination. I climbed Mount Everest and I can honestly say that the journey — the preparation, the training, the waiting and the climb — were every bit as passionate and joyful as was reaching the destination — being at the summit, on the top of the world. Oh, and yes it was all very cool to reach the top!” Johnson is considerably less famous than Bill Richardson — a Democratic governor from New Mexico who ran for president in the last primary cycle. The difference, said Johnson, was Richardson’s zeal for self-promotion. Johnson said as governor he had two spokespeople while Richardson had about 26 press people with assistants. “Here’s someone who I would argue did nothing but just have a great band going — it was a brass band everywhere he went,” said Johnson. “You couldn’t help but absorb some of the noise. I wasn’t about noise. I was about doing things and making a difference. I have a record, I should be the front runner.” Johnson, along with former Louisiana Governor see PRIMARY page 15


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Tele-Talk Would you prefer standard streetlights with flags and wreaths, or decorative streetlights with no attachments? The Mount Washington Valley Preservation Association is proposing to replace decorative streetlight fixtures in North Conway Village with energyefficient LED lights. The group is asking that the town then use savings from reduced electricity costs to turn on some of the streetlights that were turned off several years ago as a cost-cutting measure. During the course of that discussion during a selectmen's meeting this week, Janice Crawford, executive director of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, raised the issue of flags and wreaths on the streetlights. The existing historic-looking streetlights don't leave room for flags, wreaths or other decorative attachments, which Crawford said has prompted a number of complaints. The choice, she said, is between standard light fixtures that could accommodate flags and wreaths, or the decorative streetlights with no attachments. She said she wants to hear from people as to what they prefer. This week's question is: Would you prefer standard streetlights with flags and wreaths, or decorative streetlights with no attachments? Call 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may fax your responses to 356-8360 or e-mail them to news@conwaydailysun.com. Comments can also be posted on The Conway Daily Sun's Facebook page. Results will be published Tuesday.

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Saturday, Dec. 31 * The two local news stories that defined 2011 — Krista Dittmeyer’s murder and Tropical Storm Irene — both sent Mount Washington Valley reeling, and, though the stories have left the front page, both are far from over. * Lots of activities are planned on and off the slopes for New Year’s weekend. * Fireworks are scheduled for three locations on New Year’s Eve. * Rescuers searching the Presidential Range for a 67-year-old Ohio man got a pleasant surprise when they found the man walking down a trail unaware anything was amiss. * Charles Wolfert has been named head of parole and probation operations for Carroll County. Tuesday, Jan. 3 * Aside from the operating budget, there will be 21 other special articles totaling $1.2 million on the school ballot in April. * Stunned by the $375,000 price tag, county commissioners are rebidding the job of installing two wood-pellet boilers for the new county nursing home. * The county has reached an out-of-court settlement for $45,000 to fix a wall that’s tipping at the county jail. * Kennett girls’ basketball team wins the Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash.

There is no room for flags or wreaths on the decorative streetlight fixtures currently in North Conway Village. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

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* Restaurants were busy, and snowmaking saved the day for ski areas during Christmas vacation week.

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Thursday, Jan. 5 * Now all eyes are on New Hampshire. The political focus shifts from the Iowa caucuses to New Hampshire and the first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday. * Carroll County Superior Court judge Steven Houran believes a Right-to-Know request by The Conway Daily Sun has enough merit that he has asked the Conway School District to turn over 23 pages of complaints against school board member Randy Davison for the judge’s review before he makes a final ruling. * Occupy Conway is making plans for Tuesday’s New Hampshire Republican primary, and members will also participate in primary-related events in Manchester during the weekend.

Friday, Jan. 6 * The Conway Village Fire Department is facing serious staffing shortages, and chief Steve Solomon doesn’t expect the situation to change anytime soon. * State Rep. Frank McCarthy, makes a plea to Conway School Board to keep the sous chef position at Kennett High. The position, at the school’s Mineral Springs Cafe, has been funded by grants in the past but will need taxpayer funding this year. * The Mount Washington Valley Preservation Association is proposing to replace decorative streetlights in North Conway Village with energy-efficient LED lights.

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The Attitash Race League opened on Tuesday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)


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The Verdict That Wasn’t Iowa settled nothing. What happened Tuesday night on the plains and in the countless small farm communities and small towns of America's great crossroads state — the place, in pioneer days as in our modern political calendar, that Americans traversed on their way to someplace else — was not an act of futility, but it wasn't one of finality either. In the freezing temperatures of early January, Iowa did what it almost always does. In a year when the Republicans alone hold contested caucuses, with a right-leaning politics that doesn't reflect the rest of the party or country, Iowa didn't answer questions; it posed them. It didn't respond to important unknowns, it raised them. Iowa didn't resolve things when it presented victories to candidates like Sen. Tom Harkin in 1992 or former Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2008, who had strength but not stamina, and soon vanished. It didn't bring things to a conclusion when it sent plausible nominees like Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1980 and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt and Sen. Robert J. Dole in 1988 onto New Hampshire, where they all lost. It didn't do much when it elevated Sen. Paul Simon and the Rev. Pat Robertson, whose strong second-place showings in 1988 infused them with confidence if not long-term political credibility. It didn't even settle things when it gave early triumphs to eventual nominees Walter F. Mondale in 1984 and Barack Obama in 2008, both of whom required months more of struggle to capture their nominations. So what did all of those negative ads, those endless afternoons of coffee shop and legion hall encounters, those cloying appeals to Iowa ego, accomplish? They were not wasted, except for maybe the Iowa chauvinism, which over the years has given us subsidies for ethanol, which expired over the weekend, and a national focus on an electorate that is more conservative, more white and more educated than the country at large. Because now we can adjust our focus and, in New Hampshire next Tuesday and beyond, examine these questions: * Just how strong is Mitt Romney anyway? The former Massachusetts governor got about a quarter of the vote, which is what he has been polling for months — and what he captured four years ago in a losing effort. That quarter slice was enough, in a deeply split field, to allow him to put on a brave face last night, but it was far from the decisive verdict he hoped to win. He and his Republican-establishment supporters have to worry that a candidate who has the experience of an earlier presidential campaign and massive financial advantages seems stuck at about a quarter of the vote of his own party. Now Romney moves into friendlier territory in New Hampshire, where nearly every Massachusetts presidential candidate running in an open contest has prevailed since the 1960s. On paper, Romney now has to be considered the favorite, even a strong favorite. And if Romney prevails next Tuesday, Iowa could be but a distant memory and he could be hard to stop. * Just how enduring is Rick Santorum? He has won a triumphant pass into the next round, New Hampshire, and perhaps into the one after that, South Carolina, where his enhanced posi-

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tion makes him a formidable contender among the religious conservatives who are such a visible part of the state's Republican scene. But the Palmetto State hasn't rolled over for social conservatives: Huckabee was upended there by Sen. John McCain four years ago, and the Rev. Robertson did not prevail against Vice President Bush in 1988. Santorum has spunk, spirit and, now, serious political bona fides. His is one of the more remarkable political stories of recent times — with a stunning presidential-caucus performance in Iowa more than five years after losing his Senate re-election bid in Pennsylvania by 18 percentage points. Right now his campaign is cloaked in romance and stardust. But he lacks money and organization, which are more prosaic but often more powerful in presidential politics. Besides, he may be susceptible to the forces that elevated five other non-Romney contenders to the fore only to see them all falter under greater scrutiny and formidable negative attacks from others, including forces associated with Romney. Until now, Santorum has been regarded as an innocuous, well-meaning afterthought in a V-neck sweater. That status ended last night, and the barrage against him almost certainly will begin this morning. * Just how powerful a force is Ron Paul? Paul is today what he was yesterday, a candidate with a loyal cadre of supporters but almost no chance of substantially expanding his coalition. It is true that the physics of the issues have moved in Paul's direction; he no longer is the lone voice in expressing skepticism of the Federal Reserve Bank and rethinking America's far-flung international involvements. But his association with supporters who have fringe ideas with odious overtones limits his ability to reach moderates and undecided voters whom Republicans know they will need to prevail against Obama in November. In entrance polls last night, they showed they want to choose a winner, not only someone whose ideas they consider winning. The danger to the Republicans is not in Paul's resilience and determination to remain in the GOP field after New Hampshire and South Carolina; it's in the possibility that results like last night's might embolden him to bolt the party and undertake a third-party candidacy that could siphon off support from the eventual Republican nominee. * What about Newt Gingrich? He was the great phenomenon of December but in the new year went from presidential timber to political tinder and from first place to fourth in Iowa. He remains the great idea machine of the Republican Party and, unlike Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Rick Perry, very likely will continue to be a factor in the campaign, perhaps with a comeback, but almost certainly with the sort of debate performances that define the Republican conversation going forward. He didn't flounder because of a bad Iowa performance. He had a bad Iowa performance because he floundered. In that regard, the candidate of big ideas is proof of the big truth emerging from last night: Iowa didn't matter. It only clarified what does matter. David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He can be reached at dshribman@ post-gazette.com. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has a vacation home in Kearsarge.

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Thanks from Waldorf School to Key Club To the editor: Kennett High School’s Key Club, organized by Greg Garrick and Barry Chisholm, has graciously helped the White Mountain Waldorf School host another successful Winter Family Craft Faire at the school’s Albany campus. The White Mountain Waldorf School extends its sincere thanks to the Key Club student volunteers for their enthusiastic help with the craft stations, guest welcoming, lunch serving and overall helpful and friendly demeanors; they really helped make the day fun for all. This year’s Winter Family Craft Faire on Nov. 19 was a huge success. There were puppet shows, storytellers, games and free multiple craft making stations for kids (candles dipping, wet felted ornaments, paper crowns etc), as well as numerous opportunities for holiday shoppers to find locally unique handmade gifts — thanks to local crafters offering beauti-

ful jewelry, glass ornaments, wood-turnings and even home-made chocolate. A delicious and wholesome lunch including home-made soups, breads, desserts and beverages all prepared by Waldorf parents was served. If you would like to learn more about the White Mountain Waldorf School, please visit its website: www.whitemountainwaldorf.org. The school opens its doors each month to parents interested in learning more about the Waldorf educational approach. Stop by one of the Walk Through The Grades to see how Waldorf Education is taught in the elementary and middle school classrooms, by educating the whole child: academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually! Please call 603447-3168 for any questions. Diana Robbins, marketing and enrollment director White Mountain Waldorf School Albany

Open your heart to homeless animals To the editor: In this celebratory season I urge all animal lovers to consider giving a second chance at life to a homeless pet through adoption at our local shelter, the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire-North. Animals bring warmth and unconditional love into an adoptive home. Adopting an animal sets a noble example for children, teaching responsibility and encouraging compassion while providing care and a permanent home for otherwise helpless pets. Adult adopters will discover the rewards of incomparable friendship. Animal adoption is a serious, long-term commitment, but one that fills a heart and home with great joy. It saves

a life and opens space in the shelter for yet another needy animal. If you cannot make this commitment to adopt, then please consider the many other ways to help the animals of the ARLNH-N. You can donate money or needed items or volunteer at the shelter, perhaps walking the dogs or assisting with the cats. Shopping in one of the shelter’s resale stores, Harrison House at the shelter, or ReTails at Norcross Place, North Conway helps provide funds to care for the animals waiting to be adopted. Visit www.conwayshelter.org, for information on the work of ARL-NHN and how you can support its mission. Dianne Zoppa North Conway

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On a recent Thursday morning I arrived at sations available to us is what draws people my office only to find that my computer was here. The sight of our mountains, the sounds missing. Something about needing updated of our rivers and the wind in the trees, the software was the cryptic message, and that smells of cut grass and fresh air, the feel of it should be back in its stand sometime the breeze on our cheeks and water on our before noon. Now this shouldn’t matter, as toes, the taste of sweet corn and just picked all I really do with the apples are all amazing computer is communiindicators of how alive I was stymied as I repeatedly and reflex- we are, how present we cate — emails, writing, reaching out to people ively reached for the mouse and nothing are in the moment. Connear and far. Yet it turns sider then how a familhappened. out that these days iar smell, piece of music, just about everything photograph or touch I do is centered around transports us to another that machine. So, for most of this morning place and time. For those who visit here this I was stymied as I repeatedly and reflexis even more crucial, for it is these sensaively reached for the mouse and nothing tions that they will accumulate, store, and happened. So, for the first time in a while I then take home with them for sustenance; picked up the phone to call people I would memories to hold them for the remainder normally have emailed. Then I hand-wrote of the year. How strange it would be to have some notes. When the computer still did not the primary memory of this mountain vacaappear, I walked across campus to check tion as the time you finally reached a new in with people in person when they did not level on a video game, or bought a new pair answer their phone. I cheated a bit and sent of shoes. some text messages to those who communiBeing in the present has become the cate that way. It was a strange morning not popular refrain of New Agers and seekers; only in its forced change of routine, but in though the idea is far more practical and its creeping awareness of how dependent likely dates back to prehistoric times. The we have all become on technology and our idea of valuing the journey over the desmachines. tination is a familiar one, but easier said Much has been written in recent weeks than done. However, the concept of taking about how our worldwide electronic obsesin every aspect of our experience through sion has begun to erode the mental capacity all of these amazing portals of our senses of our young people, and maybe all of us, too. is not unfamiliar to anyone who is trying The debate is likely to rage on for a while to make the most of their life. In fact, being about how much or how little impact this present in the moment of experience is the will have on our world, but I think there is very best way to sustain a friendship, be no question as to how technology has diminsuccessful at school, excel at a job, and, of ished the levels of creativity, thoughtfulness, course, truly enjoy where we live and what and general brainpower of our youth. Some free time we have. If we are always lookwill claim that we have become lazy even as ing ahead, or are distracted, or are busy the world is at our fingertips and everything with our handheld devices, we miss much, we need to know lies but a mouse click away. indeed. Our minds are overstimulated Maybe this is so, but I also sense that we while our senses are fading away. Did you have become narrow in our focus, an image catch the latest news, or did you catch the that could be seen in any car at any time sunset? You cannot do both. passing through our valley. In the backseat This story is perhaps best illustrated in the image of the person whose days are are kids bent over clicking away on devices numbered. I am almost certain that no one while outside the windows beautiful scenwho lacks a future looks back and misses ery passes unnoticed save for the parents in the clamor and stress of this modern world. the front seat. But now even they are often Instead, I think that that person imagines texting away, snapping pictures with smart what he or she missed, what choices were phones and multitasking even as the traffic made which set aside desires for obligathins and the mountains appear. Perhaps tions, and in recent times how often they let they call them smart phones so that we no technology overwhelm their senses. When longer have to be. it comes to truly being alive, no one should Increasingly buried in this scenario are have regrets. There are certain times and our five crucial senses, and how they, when places on this earth where nothing is everyactivated fully, can add to our lives in fanthing, and at once, our senses can come alive. tastic and unimaginable ways. This is never more true than right here where we live and Tim Scott lives in Jackson. where, on any given day, the explosion of sen-

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Up close and personal: Do retail politics matter anymore? BY LLOYD JONES THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

CONWAY — Do retail politics still work in New Hampshire, or for that matter do they even exist anymore? Heading into this Tuesday’s presidential primary, it seems like the days of being able to look politicians in the eye, shake their hands, and pepper them with questions to assess their character are becoming more and more a thing of the past — being overridden by a series of seemingly endless televised debates; and candidates using the power of Internet through e-mail and various Facebook sites to get their messages out. This election appears to be pitting the traditional retail politics model against new methods, which need not rely on the local, human touch. Four years ago when a vacancy loomed in the White House, Democrats and Republicans alike made pilgrimages to the Mount Washington Valley courting Granite Staters votes. President Barack Obama held two packed town hall meetings in Conway; Hillary Clinton drew over 1,000 people to Kennett High School; even former President Bill Clinton came to town to stump for his wife. The candidates — John McCain, Dennis Kucinich, Bill Richardson, John Edwards, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney all came and drew crowds. Residents got their questions answered, posed for photos with the candidates and left with a political sign or two and a little more insight into the candidate they’d just spent an hour with. Today, there are no signs — well maybe a couple, but not enough to be counted on two hands — around the area. In the week following the Iowa caucus not one candidate — or even a surrogate — is setting foot in Carroll County let alone the Mount Washington Valley. Gone are the days when Carol King or Martin Sheen came to this neck of the woods to rally support for a candidate. Mount Washington Valley seemed to be somewhat of an afterthought this election cycle. Only Romney and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman held town hall meetings here and neither attracted more than 150 citizens. Such traditional stops at the Conway Cafe, the Blueberry Muffin, The Met and the Gibson Center were virtually ignored this time around. Still, there are some candidates who firmly believe in retail politics and believe they still work in New Hampshire. Proving that retail politics isn’t quite dead yet, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum worked Iowa harder than any other candidate and it paid off. Santorum held a staggering 358 town hall meetings in Iowa and it was on the 358th he learned that his support had finally broken into the double digits. After spending a whopping 100 days in the state, traversing all 99 counties, Santorum managed to more than triple his support from 5 percent in a CNN/Time/ORC poll in early December to 16 percent just days before caucuses and on Tuesday night finished in a virtual dead heat

Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, was one of the few candidates to hold a town hall meeting in Conway.

with Romney at 25 percent. “You can’t buy Iowa. You’ve got to go out and earn Iowa. You’ve got to meet with Iowans,” Santorum told a crowd of about 100 gathered at a cafe in Dubuque on Wednesday afternoon. “Iowans are not going to just defer their judgment to national pundits or national polls.” Forty-six percent of those who took part in the caucus admitted they didn’t finally decide on a candidate until just a few days prior to the event. Santorum hit the ground running in New Hampshire Wednesday, sticking to the same blueprint as Iowa. He had 10 town hall meetings scheduled over the five days leading up to the vote. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich had seven planned and Romney and Huntsman both had five scheduled.

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Romney currently leads the polls in the Granite State. It’s his second presidential campaign and believes not a great deal has changed over the past four years in terms of retail politics here. “I think the people in New Hampshire want to see that you’re willing to earn it,” he said, “that you care enough about getting that job that you’re willing to knock on doors and shake hands and go to restaurants and have town meetings. I think people want to ask you questions themselves. “What’s always interesting to me is at the town meetings you get questions of a very wide nature. It’s not narrow, it’s not just the issues that you read in the newspaper, it’s what people are caring about from day to day,” Romney continued. “I actually think the town meeting is the most

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fun of the political experiences one has and I enjoy doing them here in New Hampshire.” Have the debates watered things down? “At least 10 plus forums and more coming on, it’s a lot,” Romney said. “I think the debates are making a real difference; they may have a bigger impact than advertising, broadcast advertising has had. Typically political advertising doesn’t have a big presence in print but it has on the air. Last time around I think we began advertising in March and we just began advertising this time in November. So, yeah, the debates and what we called earned media are probably having a bigger impact but in New Hampshire I still believe it’s town meetings, voterto-voter contact, that creates the word of mouth that wins it in the final analysis.” While Romney doesn’t think the landscape has changed, District I Executive Councilor Ray Burton believes it has. “No question 2011-12 in the presidential race is entirely different than it was 10 years ago,” Burton said. “I was involved in the Howard Baker campaign and the Lamar Alexander campaign. There was a lot more onthe-street stuff and kind of the oldfashioned way that some of us are used to campaigning and reaching out to voters — hand-to-hand combat.” Burton, who has endorsed Romney, said only one candidate had visited his hometown of Bath. “Jon Huntsman stopped at the Bath Brick Store,” he said. “Good friends of mine, Christine and Charlie Green, neighbors of mine down towards Woodsville, are kind of shepherdsee next page


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candidates with fewer qualifications to be president. The only conclusion I can draw is that New Hampshire poliing his effort, and they were calling tics is less relevant than getting on a around and called me. Chris said we nationally televised debate sponsored know you’re for Mitt, that’s all right by one of the big TV networks. but we want you to come over and meet “It is not a large conceptual leap to our man. So I went over and there was imagine a time when states like Florprobably a dozen there at the Bath ida, which has already tried to usurp Brick Store. Do you know who the last New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation person that stopped at the Bath Brick tradition, can eventually make the Store was? He became president of case to the Republican National Comthe country, Barack Obama. Yes, four mittee that retail politics in a small years ago Obama was heading from state of 1.3 million people is a quaint, Littleton to Hanover and he swung but antiquated tradition. I’ve encounin.” tered Republicans who say they will Burton likes what he sees in Huntshold their noses and vote for Romney man and believes he’ll be on the politior Gingrich, many of them. It’s a sad cal radar beyond 2012. But he chose situation when a former governor of Romney for one simple reason. New Mexico abandons New Hamp“Because I felt that he could win shire completely, and a four-term in the general election as a RepubCongressman and governor can’t get lican,” he said. “A poll that was out Brian Wiggin, of Conway, presented Mitt Romney with a bottle of chocolate milk during a campaign an invitation to a national debate that today (Dec. 16), 50 percent of 1,000 stop last month. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO) takes place in New Hampshire. Oh, had Barack Obama at 50-50 about how people feel about him. This is going to be a good we’ve been told by WBIN and WMUR and others New Hampshire than any other campaign. But for horse race as we roll into October of 2012, there will that they don’t have any say in the matter, despite all that personalized attention, traveling to local be an October surprise, I hope it isn’t anything that’s GOP committees, holding town halls and meeting going to surprise me.” with editorial boards, I am still overshadowed by see next page Burton, who is the longest-standing elected official in the state of New Hampshire, serves the largest district in the state, extending from about 20 miles north of the state capital of Concord to the Canadian border. Burton has served on the governor’s executive council for 28 of the last 30 years. He intends to announce his own reelection campaign on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Colebrook Country Club. “I’m already two or three votes behind,” Burton said, smiling, using one of his familiar campaign lines , and he remains one of the few politicians who actually asks people directly for their vote. What value does the New Hampshire primary still play? “We are losing that touch of what does this candidate look like when I look right into their eyes? What kind of handshake have they got? How are they responding? Do they have a sense of humor or are they downtrodden and are they going to kill everything and everybody in sight when they go down there (to Washington DC)?” Burton said. “We’re small enough that these candidates have to come through here,” he said. “You had Romney in here, they know they have to come through here, it’s the tradition.” Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer moved to New Hampshire and tried to follow the successful campaign blueprint McCain laid out to win two primaries here: Meet the people. “My candidacy is handicapped by lack of information and the ability to get it out,” he said. “If the whole world is looking out the window and you’re in the room shaking hands, it doesn’t help because they’re looking out the window. Roemer placed all of his political eggs in New Hampshire’s basket, spending all his time here, but sadly believes New Hampshire’s history of retail politics may be on its last legs. “Let me carefully but honestly answer you,” he said. “I’ve gained a lot being here and I don’t put New Hampshire down, but it’s not a strategy that I would recommend to any other candidate ever again. The world has changed. It’s Internet driven, it’s television dominated and politics has adjusted. “The money game is still important,” he added, “but the biggest game in town are the debates. I wouldn’t suggest to New Hampshire that it quit being a lead state and being a retail state, but the power of that has diminished.” On Dec. 22, Roemer even put out a two-page release about the future of retail politics in New Hampshire. “Granite Staters have to wonder if the first-in-thenation primary is as relevant now as it used to be. I must tell you, people of New Hampshire — you need to act now, before you could lose this special privilege. From the perspective of a candidate, it is clear to me that the continued relevance of a small state primary based on retail politics is in jeopardy. Over the last several months, I have spent more time in from preceding page


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their names receiving top billing. It’s the national networks that pull all the strings. It’s always someone else’s fault. “New Hampshire, if you don’t begin to take your special privilege seriously, more and more candidates will bypass your state altogether. And don’t be surprised when the decision to go after big media leads to the expansion of big government. They go hand in hand. You still have the power to stop this, to send a message to Washington and to the country that limited government and retail politics still matter.” Like Roemer, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has staked his candidacy on a grassroots effort in the Granite State. Huntsman, who has held over 150 gatherings in New Hampshire, has a message for the voters, leading up to

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Tuesday. “Continue to take your responsibility as first primary in the nation seriously because you punch above your weight. When New Hampshire weighs in with their vote, people in this country pay attention. I can honestly say that coming from the other side of the country. When New Hampshire weighs in you probably don’t realize it living right here in the middle of it, when you weigh in people pay attention. Why, because you’ve had access to the candidates, you get to see them, you get to hear them on a regular basis — therefore your level of analysis and scrutiny are that much better. So when you weigh in, it’s a vote that really does mean something and whoever carries the state and does first, second and third, that is pretty much a clear message to the rest of the country that they’ve passed the muster in the most rigorous of grassroots, oldfashioned politics.”

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and Congressman Buddy Roemer both had trouble getting onto the national debate stage, which hurt their political visibility. Many people asked Johnson how his libertarian message squared with the Republican base. Johnson said he faced the same challenges in New Mexico’s primary when he didn’t get any of the social conservative vote. But he said if he could get through the primary he could defeat the president in the general election. One poll that showed approval ratings of each of the candidates in their own states said only one had a positive rating in his or her home state. “It was me!” said Johnson.”I’m held in great respect in New Mexico in a state that’s two-to-one Democrat by that poll. I’ve got a plus-12 rating. I’m slain by the fact I wouldn’t be in the debates.” Roemer, who was the lone candidate to visit The Conway Daily Sun more than once, thought there was almost a conspiracy to keep him out of the debate. “My candidacy is handicapped by lack of information and the ability to get it out,” he said. “If the whole world is looking out the window and you’re in the room shaking hands, it doesn’t help because

Buddy Roemer moved to New Hampshire to focus on connecting with Granite Staters. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

they’re looking out the window. People ask me, ‘Why haven’t you been in a debate? I like how you sound, but what’s wrong with you?’ Debate presence verifies who you are. It kind of certifies your candidacy. It says that some power, no one knows who they are, says that you’re OK, let’s hear from you.” Roemer, who is running a campaign where he’s seeking maximum financial donations of no more than $100 from any one person or business, explained his efforts to get into the debate.

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“The first three debates I was not a candidate for president. I was in the exploratory phase. I announced at Dartmouth about 12 weeks ago. I missed the first three debates because you have to be a formal candidate. I was not, I had no problem with that. I think that’s a minimal requirement. “The next three debates, I called the debate sponsors and that was MSNBC, FOX and CNN and I was told they had agreed to certain rules and you had to have 1 percent (rating) in national polls. They actually said five national polls and I was at zero. So I didn’t like that. I said, ‘Do you know that I’m the only person running who has been a congressman and a governor?’ I said, ‘Do you know I’m the only person running who has actually created jobs in a billion dollar bank that he started with no bailout money? Do you know that I’m the only person running who has been to China 20 times on his own ticket?’ They said, ‘You can get 1 percent, get it and call us back.’ “We got it, I called them back and we were now at debate five, six and seven and they said we’ve raised the rule to 2 percent,” Roemer continued. “OK, I was frustrated and when I put the phone down I cursed. I don’t do that often, but I did it then. I said to Al Hunt at Bloomberg that I’m getting a pattern. I’m getting a pattern here that whatever I do it won’t be quite good enough. He said, ‘That’s not true, Buddy. I’d love to have you, you would make this debate, but we have these national rules and we have to follow them.’ Bloomberg has signed on to them. So we went out and

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Hampshire/WMUR Granite State poll released July 5, 35 percent of likely Republican Primary voters said they would vote for Romney. Bachmann, fresh off a strong debate performance in June, climbed into second place with 12 percent, followed by Paul (7 percent), and former New York City Mayor Giuliani (7 percent), who had not declared his candidacy. A number of long-time candidates were unable to gain traction in the Granite State including Pawlenty, who sat at 3 percent; 2008 vice presidential candidate Palin was also at 3 percent; Gingrich slipped to 1 percent; and Johnson and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum were both below 1 percent. Among newcomers to the campaign, Perry was supported by 4 percent of likely primary voters; former Utah governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman was at 2 percent; former Godfathers Pizza CEO Cain was at 2 percent; and Roemer was named by less than 1 percent. Two days after the poll, Paul stumped in Conway to a passionate group of supporters. Monetary policy issues seemed arcane to many voters in 2008 when Paul last sought the presidential nomination but this time around he said that’s where he’s made the most headway. “Look at the coalition I’ve built with (auditing) the Federal Reserve,” said Paul, referring to a federal audit that was put in the Dodd-Frank financial see next page

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reform package. “Nobody cared about it before. Now it’s a bipartisan issue. It could well be the big issue next year because we’re going to have a lot of inflation. The blame is going to be placed on the Fed where it deserves to be put. Like 80 percent of the people say we should audit the Federal Reserve. That’s fantastic!” Paul was asked if America is obsolete. “If we continue to do what we’re doing, this will be a third world nation,” he said. “It might take 10, 20 or 30 years to sink because we’re still wealthy in many ways and we have a strong military, which conveys confidence to the world. The dollar holds up better than it deserves. If we continue to do this and don’t go back to work again we’re going to get poorer and poorer. Other countries and the Far East are introducing gold to their currency. They are buying gold. India buys a lot of gold. We will be so poor we will have to stop all this militarism. It won’t be all that bad. Maybe it will make us go back to work. Maybe we have to go through that so people realize you just can’t keep borrowing.” On Aug. 14, Pawlenty became the first big-name candidate to drop out of the presidential race after a disappointing third-place finish at a straw poll in Ames, Iowa. Bachmann won with 4,823 votes followed by Paul, 4,671; Pawlenty, 2,293; former Santorum, 1,657; Cain, 1,456; Perry, 718; Romney, 567; Gingrich, 385; former Huntsman, 69; and Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter, 35. New Hampshire was able to maintain it’s first-inthe-national primary status, but it took a bit of political maneuvering. Secretary of State Bill Gardner promised in October to do all he could to preserve the Granite State’s first status. He explained why New Hampshire’s primary tradition is important. “Every four years, Americans elect the most powerful leader in the world,” he said. “We go to the polls and select the man or woman who will be president of the United States. It is probably the most important political decision each of us makes because our choice can affect the lives and happiness of ourselves and our children for years into our future.” New Hampshire withstood political efforts by Nevada, Florid,a South Carolina and Iowa to to move to the head of the line and was able to set Jan. 10 as primary day, just a week after the Iowa caucuses. While several Republican presidential candidates opposed Nevada moving its caucus up on the political calendar to challenge New Hampshire’s first-inthe-nation status, one — former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman — took things a step further. Huntsman skipped the debate in Nevada, opting instead to conduct a town hall meeting in Hopkinton. “I believe if you’re gonna boycott Nevada for trying to pull a fast one, then you need to do more than just offer words, lip service,” Huntsman said by phone. “I’ve asked several other candidates to follow suit, but no one has yet to my knowledge.” Nevada was targeting a caucus date of Jan. 14, but Granite Staters want the date pushed back in order to allow New Hampshire to go with its primary on Jan 10. Cain joined Bachmann, Gingrich and Santorum in

Newt Gingrich has seen his campaign take many turns.

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boycotting the caucus, but Hunstman was the only one to boycott the debate as well. “We decided to do things the right way and that’s cancel our participation in the debate,” Huntsman said. “I firmly believe we need to do all we can to preserve a process that’s very unique in this country. New Hampshire plays that role better than anyone else. “Some of the other candidates have (rebuffed Nevada) in words,” he continued, “I’m hoping they’ll join me in doing so in deeds.” In October, Cain made his way up the political ladder and toted his 999 tax plan along the way — it involves a 9 percent tax on corporate income, a 9 percent tax on individual income, and a 9 percent national sales tax. Cain never visited Mount Washington Valley and his campaign never responded to media inquiries from this paper. For Governor Perry, who like Cain has still yet to visit Mount Washington Valley, debates prove to be his nemesis — not his opponents, but his own words. Perry’s biggest debate gaffe occurred on Nov. 9. That night said he wanted to get rid of three agencies of the federal government, but could only initially name two and later just one. In easily the most painful moment of an already uneven set of debate performances, Perry fumbled badly when describing how he would cut government in the CNBC Republican debate. Perry began by saying “ I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the — what’s the third one there? Let’s see.” After struggling for a while, Romney attempted to throw Perry a bone and volunteered “EPA” — the Environmental Protection Agency. But it wasn’t the

EPA, so Perry struggled on to hit on the right answer. “The third agency of government I would — I would do away with Education, the...” Perry continued to try and find his answer. “Commerce,” an unknown voice volunteered, according to the debate transcript. “Commerce and, let’s see,” Perry answered. “I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.” The next time he was asked a question, Perry said the Department of Energy was the third agency he would eliminate. The audience applauded politely. Congresswoman Bachmann came to Conway Nov. 10 for her first visit in the Granite State since June, and drew a crowd at the Lobster Trap. She railed against President Obama and the rest of Washington at a town hall meeting “We all know the government is spending way too much money,” she said. “What Washington is doing

right now is destroying our country.” She blamed her absence in New Hampshire on the debt debates in Washington that occurred earlier this year. “That’s why you didn’t see me in New Hampshire a lot this summer,” she said. “My first duty was to go back to Washington D.C.” But Bachmann did carve out time to visit other states. She went to Iowa 11 times in July, August and September, a period during which she didn’t come to New Hampshire once. Her absence from the state may be part of the reason her poll numbers have taken a dive. According to a WMUR Granite State Poll released in early November, Bachmann was registering about 2 percent support among likely New Hampshire primary voters. “As the Republican field solidifies, Mitt Romney continues to lead among New Hampshire Republicans with 37 percent support,” the UNH Survey Center, which conducted the poll, said. “Herman Cain has moved into a distant second place.” Bachmann urged those in attendance to come out and support her come January. “I’m here to make a promise to you,” she said. “It’s that I know what needs to be done. I’ve been there fighting on the front lines. I know what these problems are and it’s going to be tough, but I can do it. With your help I know that we can.” On Nov. 18, Governor Huntsman gave the Mount Washington Valley some national attention when he appeared on Saturday Night Live. Huntsman made an appearance at the show’s news desk during the “Weekend Update” portion of see next page

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the show, where he was interviewed by New Hampshire native and host Seth Meyers. During the banter with Meyers, Hunstman made a point of talking about his love for New Hampshire — including North Conway. Asked by Meyers whether he feared alienating other parts of the country by focusing all of his efforts “in one basket, New Hampshire,” Huntsman replied, “Seth, I love all of America. From Dallas, Texas, to Manchester, N.H. From the majestic Rocky Mountains, to New Hampshire’s beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. From the innovation of Silcon Valley, to the affordable outlet malls of North Conway, N.H.” In one last shameless effort to woo Granite State Republican and Independents during the “Saturday Night Live” skit, Huntsman told Meyers that he is not beholden to voters from any one state; that on the campaign trail, he likes to “spread his wings and fly like a Purple Finch” — which, as all Granite Staters well know, is New Hampshire’s state bird. He then asked Meyers whether his parents were registered voters. “My mom is a Democrat, and my father is an Independent,” said Meyers, to which Hunstman said, “Say hi to your dad for me.” When the New Hampshire Primary was a little over six week away, surprisingly six out of 10 voters polled remained undecided on who they would cast their ballot for, according to a WMUR/Uni-

on Nov. 27, Huntsman smiled and said he came to town “to pick up a little bit of something, a little bit of love that I’m hoping you’ll give me in return, for heaven’s sake. If nothing else, I hope we helped to pick up business a little bit here.” Huntsman said he believes reform is in needed in Congress, and that it should start with term limits. “Where is the sanity and common sense in politics today?” he asked. “You’ve got Congress at the extreme ends rhetorically pointing fingers of blame at a time when the work of the people needs to get done. First and foremost we need term limits. As president I’m going to talk about term limits. This thing called incumbency, it grows very deep in terms of its roots and pretty soon you become part of the structure and it’s impossible to ever leave your office in Washington. I say this country needs term limits. “Number two, we need to do away with the revolving door that allows members of Congress to go right into the lobbying profession, trading in on their relationships and insider information,” Huntsman continued and drew wide applause for the comment. During a 70-minute editorial board at The Conway Daily Sun Nov. 28, Huntsman expanded on the lobbying profession, recommending any former senator Rick Santorum brought his momentum from Iowa to New Hampshire. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO) or congressman be banned for life from partaking as versity of New Hampshire poll. The poll was released Nov. 24 and had Romney, 42 percent; Gingrich, 15 percent; Paul, 12 percent; Huntsman, 8 percent; Cain, 4 percent; Perry, 4; Bachmann, 2 percent; Roemer, 1 percent; Johnson, 1 percent; Santorum, 1 percent; and businessman Fred Karger, 1 percent. “The voters still don’t know a lot of these candidates, with the exception of Romney,” said Andy Smith of the UNH Survey Center. “I think there can be a lot of movement. It’s going to be hard to knock Romney off that top

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the greatest nation on Earth to be.” On Dec. 2, a month from the Iowa caucuses, Senator Santorum appeared to be a long shot, but he believed voters hadn’t made their minds up yet and if they looked his way and listened they’d like his message. “I’ve got plenty of time,” Santorum said. The prospects of other candidates have risen and fallen based on debate performances, “Herman with his oneliners, Newt with his glibness,” Santorum said, but they haven’t conveyed the candidates’ character, experience, an understanding of the issues as well as they could. “I’m not the flashiest guy out there, but I’m the guy who checks all those boxes.” So instead of relying on impersonal television performances, Santorum put his trust in traditional retail politics. He’s visited 99 counties in Iowa, the site of the nation’s first caucuses, and conducted more than 100 events in New Hampshire. He’s counting on those personal investments of time to make the difference when voters cast the first ballots in 2012. Santorum is most known for his conviction on social issues. He is pro-life, against gay marriage, and wears a blue rubber bracelet with the word F.A.M.I.L.Y. (Forget About Me I Love You) on the same hand as his wedding band. “Ultimately America was founded as a moral enterprise,” he said. It’s explicit in the Declaration of Independents, he said: Americans were endowed by God with inalienable rights, and it’s up to government to protect those rights. “When we stray from that, we detract from what America is.” Civil law should conform to the higher law, Santorum said. “When it doesn’t we’re out of sync.” People who support abortion and gay marriage are “out of sync with nature and nature’s god.” Santorum is comfortable debating these issues. “I feel strongly and passionately about what I believe,” he said. The purpose of civil discourse, he said, is to come into the public sphere and “make your argument.” Cain told supporters Dec. 3 that he was suspending his presidential campaign, which had become hobbled in recent weeks by allegations of sexual harassment and an Atlanta woman’s claim that they carried on a 13-year affair. Cain said he came to the decision after assessing the impact that the allegations were having on his wife, his family and his supporters. Romney was confident and on message when he visited town Dec. 12. “I still am the guy,” he said with a wide grin when asked about the race. The country cannot afford four more years under President Barack Obama, he said. That’s the message Romney brought with him when he met with the editorial board of The Conway Daily Sun. “We are on a road to Greece and Italy,” he said, referring to two countries in the Eurozone on the verge of bankruptcy. “This is a crisis.” The country is heading toward a cliff, he said. The plunge is five to 10 years out if nothing changes. What will it take to avert economic disaster? Someone in the president’s seat with a history of creating jobs, Romney said. Someone with experience reaching across the aisle and working for bipartisan solutions. “I’ve done it,” he said, pointing to his

experience in Massachusetts, where he worked with a Democratic legislature. “We succeeded together.” Obama talked about bringing bipartisanship to Washington in his 2008 campaign, Romney said, “and he went there and did all the wrong things.” “He didn’t need any Republican votes,” he said, so he “didn’t reach across the aisle.” That’s not what the country needs, Romney argued, and that’s not the attitude he would bring were he elected. “I understand how Washington works,” he said. Even if the two parties disagree on policies, he said, they share common principles on some issues. Those shared principles formed the basis for policy both sides could support in Massachusetts, he said, and he would do the same thing at the federal level. “Democrats love America just like Republicans,” he said. “The process can work.” Romney rejected assertions that he is hard to pin down, that his positions are somewhat transient. “My positions today are the same positions I had four years ago (the first time he ran for the GOP presidential nomination),” he said. Since his first campaign in the early 1990s, he said, his mind has changed on some things, but if it hadn’t “you’d be considered stubborn.” “You want someone who has demonstrated the capacity to lead,” he said. “I like gathering a lot of input, I like gathering a lot of data.” Like everyone else, he said, “I make mistakes. I learn from them.” “You say what you believe,” he said, “and let people say what they want.” On Dec. 28, Johnson announced in a message to his followers that he will no longer be seeking the Republican nomination, but that of the Libertarian Party, which would also put him on a general election ballot in all 50 states. Johnson wrote in a letter to his supporters that the move was both “a difficult decision – and an easy one,” because of his history with the Republican Party but also because of his exclusion from many debates and disagreements with most candidates. He went on to issue a harsher condemnation of his former Republican colleagues: “Frankly, I have been deeply disappointed by the treatment I received in the Republican nomination process. Other candidates with no national name identification like Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman were allowed to participate in the debates. Incredibly candidates with no executive experience like Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum were allowed to participate while I, a successful two-term governor with a solid record of job creation, was arbitrarily excluded by elitist media organizations in New York. My appeals to the Republican National Chairman for basic fairness were ignored.” Johnson urged his supporters to go with Paul in the caucuses. “The cause of individual liberty and freedom is bigger and more important than any candidate or campaign,” he said Saturday. “I am hopeful that in urging my supporters in Iowa to vote for Ron Paul in the coming caucuses, a victory for the principles we share can be won.” In the latest CNN/Time poll, released Dec. 28, Romney was at 44 percent, Paul, 17; Gingrich, 16; Huntsman, 9; Santorum, 4; Bachmann, 3; and Perry, 2.


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Early Wednesday this week, that wasn’t morning on the coldest possible. I had to take day of the winter so far, my camera out down in Ed Parsons the trees, walk quickly I thought of the Cold Brook Trail on Speckled up to the bare summit Mountain (2,906 feet) in Stoneand snap a few pictures with my ham, Maine. It is a great scenic bulky gloves on. Then I turned trail with open ledges, yet facing my back on the wind, paused east, it is partly protected from a briefly while it pressed against west wind. my parka and hood — then On a frigid windy day, it can headed down. be a quick 6.8 mile round trip Walking down into the trees foray into what some long sufferagain, I remember saying to ing New England hikers might myself that it had been a perfect consider the best of two worlds: summit. arctic conditions found in the solEarly that morning on my comitude of southwest Maine. mute there, there had been no Though calm early Wednesday wind. I drove north on Route 5 morning, there was wind forecast. past Center Lovell, and in a few I headed. The wind increased as miles passed that notable spot the morning matured, and I was where Stephen King was struck pleased later to find cold and by a passing vehicle, briefly windy conditions on the mountransforming the quiet Kezar tain, reminding me of past trips Lake region into front page news. there. In a few more miles, I turned left On one memorable winter hike, on West Stoneham Road. some kind of wind shear in the Soon the road split and I bore atmosphere caused a repeated right on Adams Road, wound past roaring sound, like a jet engine, a bog and out into the Evergreen in the air above the upper mounValley golf course, where I took a tain. right on Mountain Road and soon On past winter hikes up Speckpulled into the parking lot of the led Mountain, I think I was able Evergreen Valley Inn. to take my gloves off for a few secI went inside and asked peronds for summit photos of Mount mission to park, then walked Washington in the distance. But further up the tar road and bore

right on a dirt road (where there is a small pull-off for hikers in the summer). This was a connection to the Evergreen Link Trail, which connects with the Cold Brook Trail in 1.2 miles. The Evergreen Link is an attractive short cut, which slashes a mile and half off the Cold Brook Trail, which starts out on Adams Road. Passing a closed gate and climbing the dirt road, I reached a junction with a grassy logging road, bore left and walked for a third of a mile. In a small clearing I took a right on another logging road, which had yellow trail markers on the trees. After a few bends in the road, the obvious trail leads off to the left into the woods. There was no snow in the woods, and very little ice at that point. It was striking. That would start to change at about 2,000 feet with ice flows on the trail. Then, reaching snow up on the first wide ledges a few hundred feet higher, the appearance of winter grew as I climbed, and the lack of snow and ice below was soon forgotten in the cold and wintry conditions, culminating in the frigid summit. see next page

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Looking out into the forest They feature a very thin bill near my woodshed, I had just which has a pronounced, seen a kinglet flit by. While slight downward curve, and a I searched for a second sightlong, brown rigid tail (like a ing of this drab little mite, I woodpecker's) to stiffly brace was soon rewarded in noting themselves with. The slender a brown creeper landing at brown creeper is 4.6 to 5.3 the base of a nearby sugar inches long. maple. He didn’t search long They are appealingly indifthere, but flew to the base of ferent to the world around another maturing tree of this them, as they studiously look David Eastman species and started to hitch for dormant insect life forms his way up that one. He spiin the cracks of any bark’s raled to the far side all too quickly and roughness. They are a member of the I lost sight of him that way, but soon nuthatch family, but go up the vertiwatched his progress going over to yet cal tree trunk while the nuthatches another pole-sized hardwood twenty work higher in the bole overhead. feet beyond that one. Typical brown Therefore, they don’t compete for the creeper behavior; they always start at same food sources the “devil-down” the base of a tree and work from the bird searches for. This inconspicuous bottom up as they inspect their bark bird species is most often detected by crevices for insect life. They take one its soft, lisping call as it works its way tree at a time, moving over to another up a tree trunk’s cylindrical form, stuone close by — in a very direct and diously probing the bark for insects, attentive fashion, floating like a crisp, always moving in an upward direcwind-blown leaf. tion, circling tree boles in spirals, and A brown creeper’s streaked sepia then dropping down to yet another tones and mottled, speckled plumage base of the next tree. blends in perfectly with any bark surRarely is the brown creeper ever face it is inspecting because the adults seen at rest. It appears to spend its so harmoniously resemble a piece of life in an incessantly slow scramble tree bark. They are well camouflaged over the trunks and branches of trees, with these irregular brown and ashy consistently gleaning its insect food. white stripes on their upperparts, and It is so protectively colored that it is their wings are somewhat barred, but practically invisible to its hawkish they do have buff-white underparts. enemies and, though delicately built,

possesses strong feet and claws for its work. Its tiny eyes are sharp enough to detect insects so small that most other species probably pass them by. The creeper fills a unique place in the ranks of our insect destroyers: minute insects, their eggs and larvae, moths, caterpillars, small wasps, scales, and plant lice are items of its diet, and they seem always present. Watch for other birds like chickadees constantly searching for this insect fare — which they do have to find in order to live here year-round with us. More and more, I like to find a restful spot to sit on the edge of my forest and watch these encounters between these insect gleaning species amidst the upper canopies of my backyard’s treetops. While I congratulate myself for leaving those aging sylvan specimens for birds to hunt over, I delight when they actually do land and probe, teaching me what they value in the high branches. A dead limb here and there, covered with fungal fruiting bodies, is essentially valuable terrain for their pursuits of insect critters. Coming to and from the feeding station, they demonstrate to me that they need this other valid habitat, too, to legitimately exist in while they habitually fly to my feeders and suet bags. Without these natural food sources, I would be bereft of their visits. The nuthatches stop in their looping flight

and alight on dead limbs to search awhile for sustenance, while enroute to wherever is their home grounds. Downy woodpeckers and chickadees do the same thing, and tufted titmice surprise me likewise. They make me feel like I might actually know what I am doing in managing my beloved trees here, while keeping their insect foraging needs in mind. Brown creepers live in boreal forest types, and mixed coniferous-deciduous forests. They require large trees (dead or alive) for foraging and nesting. The brown creeper breeds from Alaska and Canada south to the Great Lakes States and Connecticut, and also in the Neotropical mountains south to Nicaragua. It spends winters over most of its range. Brown creepers are year-round residents throughout much of the regions wherever we see them. However, brown creepers that breed in the northern part of the geographic range migrate a bit southerly for the winter. Dave Eastman also broadcasts “Country Ecology” four times weekly over WMWV 93.5 fm. As Vice President of the Lakes Region Chapter/ ASNH, he welcomes you to monthly programs at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. He is available at: www.countryecology.com for consultation.


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Weekend Warrior

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It’s 2012 and thanks to the hard work of talented snowmakers around the valley, we’ve all got some terrain to play on. For the glass is half-full club, these are great conditions for dialing in your skiing. As long as you’ve got edges on your skis, the conditions are plenty of fun. You can carve, skid, spin and jump. Here are a couple of goals for your skiing this year. Make these happen

and you are sure to have a memorable season: Number one: Remember that true fun is getting better at doing cool stuff on skis. Whether you are 6 or 60, nothing beats the feeling that comes with accomplishment, and every one of us can still get better. Identify one or two things that you can work on in your skiing, and make those a season long project. Either take a lesson, or

get some coaching tips from one of the coaches on the hill…and then get to work. Number two: Let somebody else teach your spouse or your kids and then let them develop their own passion for the sport. Something happens to all of us when we teach a loved one a skill. We turn into a harsh combination of Vince Lombardi and Mr. Hyde. The best way to help your loved ones

John Macdonald learn the sport is to turn them over to the professionals and then let them learn at their pace. Really. When you get to the hill next time, thank the snow makers and then take your love of the sport to the next level. It really can get better every year. Remember, the best advice of all, take a lesson or attend a race clinic. You’ll have a great time and improve your time. John Macdonald is a Level III Certified PSIA Instructor and is a Race Team Coach at King Pine Ski Area. You can email questions to John at jmacdonald@investorscapital.com.

New website and the first fishing of the year For a week or so I have been trying to page featured a photo of the fly with the figure out how to use YouTube. I may be recipe under it. When I purchased a new digital camera we added step by step the last American to have posted a video on YouTube. It took me a day just to photo tutorials. The new site has video of sign up. Typing in those distorted letters the fly being tied along with the recipe that prove your not a robot trips me up Bill Thompson and a short description of the fly. every time. I probably would have never Nothing too earth shattering about thought to have posted a video on YouTube had it this as most fly shop web sites offer this feature, so not been for John Buckley’s insistence on updating I guess it was time that we entered the 21st Century and thanks to John we have arrived. The Internet has the shops web site for our 10th anniversary. Thanks revolutionized the fly tying community. There was a to John, the shop’s webmaster, the new improved website went live on Jan. 1. time when fly tiers were pretty closed mouth about letting anyone in on their secrets. Thanks to the Internet The reason behind posting on YouTube is to bring just about every fly tier that has mastered the Wooly video to the website’s fly tying page. When the website was first launched the “Fly of the Month” Bugger has a YouTube video. There are, according to

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YouTube, 12,500 fly tying videos on their site. For many years if you wanted to learn to tie flies and you didn’t have a friend to show you how, you purchased a book on the subject. There have been books on fly tying for hundreds of years; however, over the last 40 years there was a sort of renaissance in the publishing of fly tying books. Publishing a book was like “making your bones” and ensuring your reputation as a “certified expert” on the subject. Thanks to the Internet anybody with a digital camera can post a video and present themselves as an “expert.” In the days of books one had to at least go through a publisher and the editing process before the book was released. see next page

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rainbows had tags from the Rotary ice fishing derby. The rainbow I caught last year also had a tag from the derby. I am guessing that these fish get stocked after the season closes in October and somehow find their way over the dam. I think I might go back and try for these fish during the derby. I might be the first to win an ice fishing derby with a fly rod. See you on the river. Bill and Janet Thompson own North Country Angler in North Conway.


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Organist: Floyd W. Corson Choral Director: Richard P. Goss III 2521 Main St., No. Conway • 356-2324 churchoffice@firstchurchnc.com

bartlettchurch.net Bartlett Union Congregational Church Albany Ave/Bear Notch at US 302 Phone: 603-374-2795

EVERY SUNDAY Upbeat Sermons packed with humor and lifeaffirming help to live your life to the fullest Music you’ll be humming all week Laughter to lift your soul

10 a.m. Worship and Children Activities Sunday, Jan. 8: Speaker Steve Wright

Communion Sunday: First Sunday of Every Month Ellen Hayes, music ministry Handicap Access - Side Entrance Lift takes you to Church Sanctuary

YOU’RE WELCOME HERE

No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are On Your Life Journey

Weather Discovery Center hosts talk on working, living at extreme temperatures Jan. 12 CONWAY — Jeff DeRosa will give a talk and slide show on working and living on Mount Washington as well as at the Antarctic at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Mount Washington Observatory-Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway. DeRosa is The North Conway Public Library’s first guest speaker in the library’s 2012 speaker’s series. Born in Bath, Maine, DeRosa now resides in Bartlett. He has two great loves: travel and extreme weather. While many Mount Washington Valley residents retreat to warmer cli-

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understood, politics is no game at all. It is the ancient and honorable human endeavor of creating a community in which the weak as well as the strong can flourish, love and power can collaborate, and justice and mercy

mates during the winter, DeRosa has spent most of his early career working and living in the extreme cold. Prior to serving as the Outreach Coordinator for the Observatory, he spent three years on the summit of Mount Washington recording winds in excess of 100 mph and temperatures as low as -45 F. Deciding this wasn’t quite cold enough, he then served as chief weather observer for the United States Antarctic Program at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. His first deployment was for 15 months in 2005/2006 and then again from October 2007 through Febru-

ary 2008. During his nearly two years at the South Pole, he saw the temperature dip to -108 F, with a wind chill of -160 F. What’s it like to live and work in extreme cold? What does the job of chief weather observer involve? All are invited to come and hear about DeRosa’s adventures in extreme environments, both on Mount Washington and at the South Pole. The event is free to the public with donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served as well. For more information call the Library at 356-2961 or visit www.NorthConwayLibrary.com.

can have their day. Elisabeth Swiriduk and Jean Haley will lead the discussion. Elisabeth Swiriduk is a local educator who presently teaches adult learners at Carroll County Adult Education. For more information about the book and its author go to

www.couragerenewal.org. To learn more about Jean Haley see http://www.prrllc.org/Who We Are.htm. If you have any questions, call Jean at (603) 340-0615. To register for the book discussion email Elisabeth at: learn@getsmarter.com or call 323-9779.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Route 5, Fryeburg, Maine

“A Welcoming Congregation”

Sunday, January 8: Endings and Beginnings Rev. Mary Edes. We will also welcome new members during this service.

To see a brief video about Unitarian Universalism, go to: www.uufes.org Sunday Service 10am • Religious Education at 10am Nursery Care for Infants and Toddlers The Reverend Mary Giles Edes, Minister 603.323.8585 • 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth

The Conway Village Congregational Church United Church of Christ (The Little Brown Church)

Rev. Martell Spagnolo

Roger Miklos, Minister of Music

“The Little Brown Church” Welcomes You!

All are welcome to attend Thursday: Adoration 5:30pm; Mass 6:30pm

Sunday Mass 8:00am

Eucharistic Ministry for the Homebound 207-697-3438 Religious Education & Youth Ministry 207-697-2277 Rev. Joseph Koury 207-647-2334

The Valley Christian Church A Bible Based Church

SUNDAYS 10:00 am- Morning Worship Jr Church after praise & worship Nursery available

Sermon Title:

MONDAY NIGHTS Men’s Bible Study 6:30 pm. Women’s Bible Study 6:30 pm.

Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12

Come join us as we worship Jesus the Christ!

Worship Services & Sunday School 10 am • Child Care

“Leaving by the Back Door” This week’s readings include: Psalm 72; 132 Main Street, Conway, NH 03818 603-447-3851• www.thebrownchurch.org

230 E. Conway Rd. Located in front of Abbott’s Dairy 603-356-2730 • www.vcc4jesus.org Pastor John Leonard


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First Congregational Church of Ossipee 8:45 & 10:30 am - Contemporary Worship Service Christ-centered, Biblical teaching Visit www.firstossipee.org for more info.

50 Rt 16B, Center Ossipee • (603) 539-6003

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All are welcome. WORSHIP & Sunday School 10am • NURSERY CARE

Mt. Washington Valley Jewish Community Chavurat HeHarim * Fellowship in the Mountains

We have a worship service the last Friday night of each month. We usually gather the last weekend for a Shabbat potluck. Inquire about children’s and adult ed. For info call (603)694-3058

South Tamworth United Methodist Church 8:30 AM Traditional Worship & Sunday School It is our mission to bring others to know the love, joy and peace that is found in Jesus Christ.

(Bible Only) Route 302, East Fryeburg (207) 935-4337

SERVICES:

Sunday: 9:30 AM - Bible School 10:30 AM - Church Thursday Nights 7 PM - Bible Prayer Meeting

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SERMON: “LORD OF THE CHAOS”

East Fryeburg Church of Christ

28 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village United Church of Christ • www.tamworthcc.org

CHOCORUA COMMUNITY CHURCH 10 AM Worship and Children’s Ministry Everyone is welcome

“Come to the Water”

Fryeburg Assembly of God Fryeburg, Maine Services: Sunday 10 am & 6 pm Wednesday Evening: 6 pm

Pastor Jim Warnock

207-935-3129

located on 8 Drift Road, just behind Main Street Mobil Station

Rev. Kent Schneider 662-6046 Located on Rt. 113 East near Rt. 16 www.chocoruachurch.org & Facebook

Come join us this Sunday; Minister: Murray Nickerson, Rte 25 in S. Tamworth Village

First Baptist Church Sunday Services

Sunday School...................................9:30 A.M. Morning Worship.............................10:45 A.M. Evening Service..................................6:30 P.M.

Saint Andrew’s-in-the-Valley

Wednesday Prayer, Praise, and Bible Study..........6:30 P.M.

The Episcopal Church of Tamworth and the Ossipee Valley The Rev. Heidi Frantz-Dale, Rector

Location: Main Street, North Conway Village across from the North Conway Scenic Railroad.

— Independent, Fundamental —

Church: (603) 356-6066 • Rev. Laurence Brown firstbaptistnorthconway.org When in North Conway Village, listen to our broadcast ministry at 91.1 FM

GLEN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH Route 302, PO Box 279, Glen, NH 03838 gcbc9@yahoo.com

Jesus Is Coming Again. Are You Ready? Acts 4:12 Rev. William B. Rose, Jr.

SUNDAY: 9:45am Sunday School 11:00am Morning Worship 7:00pm Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Prayer Meeting

“That in all things Jesus Christ might have the pre-eminence”

Faith Bible Church Independent * Non-Denominational

Meets each Sunday at 10:00 am

Located at Rt 16A and Dundee Road in Intervale Pastor Bob Novak • 383-8981 • Nursery Provided

You Are Invited FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 35 Portland Street • Fryeburg, Maine

Sunday Service & Sunday School~ 10:00 am Wednesday Meeting~ 7:30pm Childcare provided for each service

Holy Epiphany Liberal Catholic Church 15 Washington St, Conway, NH (The Echo Building)

Mass: Monday to Friday 9:00am Sundays 11:00 am Bp. Jason Sanderson, Pastor • (603)-733-6000

“You Are Welcome!”

Sunday Worship Services at 8 and 10am followed by coffee hour with guest priest The Rev. Robert Stiefel Child care available at 10am

An open and inclusive community • Handicap accessible 678 Whittier Rd. (Old Rte. 25) Tamworth 323-8515

All Are Welcome!

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

85 PLEASANT STREET, CONWAY • 447-2404

Rev. Jeffrey W. Monroe, M.M., Rector Tracy Gardner, Organist and Choir Director

HOLY SCRIPTURE - TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

SUNDAYS: Holy Communion; 9:30 am

All Are Welcome!

Healing Service 1st Thursday Monthly 12:00 pm

AN ORTHODOX ANGLICAN PARISH FAMILY


DAILY CROSSWORD TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

by Lynn Johnston

DILBERT

by Scott Adams

By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Curiosity is therapeutic to you; you cure your doldrums by diving into new fields. You are apt to delve into esoteric subjects off the beaten path of your day-today business. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You know better than to try to be reasonable when one of your passionate whims takes hold. Creative impulses have led you to much more interesting places than any accurate road map ever could have. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You look forward to spending time with a certain someone. Your interaction is becoming an important part of your day. You sense there’s something valuable in every exchange. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have no intention of keeping your excellent taste to yourself. You’ll express yourself and let your style be known. Someone may imitate you, which is the highest form of flattery. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your mood can be as changeable as the sea, though only a fellow Pisces would be able to tell, because you’re so good at hiding the way you’re really feeling. This evening there won’t be any reason to hide. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 7). You’ll get bored of always seeing exactly where you’re headed. The path will wind, and you’ll enjoy the adventurous ride in this. A handsome paycheck comes this month. You’ll find February’s new alliance both pleasing and motivating. March and April bring good fortune to your family that will eventually rub off on you. Sagittarius and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 22, 49 and 19.

Get Fuzzy

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When you were younger, you would have fits of fatalism in which you started feeling that things would never go your way again. Now you’re optimistic, and your faith in the possibilities will increase daily. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll deal with information well. You’ll glean what is essential to you and move on, letting what you have learned filter down on its own into your subconscious, where it finds a niche and begins to grow roots. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The means to travel may not be available now, but you can still travel with your mind through books, movies and your own fantasies. A journey through your own imagination will bring you the most luck. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are committed to turning whatever happens to you into something positive. And what already seems pretty good will be even better when you go forward with this intention. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just as need and want are not the same things, need and love are entirely different realities, as well. When you want a person but don’t need that person, the relationship will be more functional and loving. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll drop everything to help someone. Your love makes it easy for you to think of the other person’s needs without worrying about what you’ll get out of the deal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The stressors in your life will come to bear on your ability to resist temptation. The best way to stick to your plans for yourself is to reduce your stress through exercise and/or meditation.

by Darby Conley

HOROSCOPE

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 thru 9.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2012. There are 359 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1942, the Japanese siege of Bataan began during World War II. (The fall of Bataan three months later was followed by the notorious Death March.) On this date: In 1608, an accidental fire devastated the Jamestown settlement in the Virginia Colony. In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter’s moons (he spotted a fourth moon almost a week later). In 1789, the first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation’s first president. In 1800, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, was born in Summerhill, N.Y. In 1894, one of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange, N.J., as Fred Ott was filmed taking a pinch of snuff and sneezing. In 1912, dark-humored cartoonist Charles Addams was born in Westfield, N.J. In 1927, commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London. In 1949, George C. Marshall resigned as U.S. Secretary of State; President Harry S. Truman chose Dean Acheson to succeed him. In 1972, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and William H. Rehnquist were sworn in as the 99th and 100th members of the U.S. Supreme Court. An Iberia Caravelle jetliner crashed into a mountain while on approach to Ibiza Airport in Spain, killing all 104 people on board. In 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government. In 1989, Emperor Hirohito of Japan died in Tokyo at age 87; he was succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Akihito. In 2006, Jill Carroll, a freelance journalist for The Christian Science Monitor, was kidnapped and her translator shot dead in Baghdad. (Carroll was freed almost three months later.) One year ago: A package addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano ignited at a Washington postal facility, a day after fiery packages sent to Maryland’s governor and state transportation secretary burned the fingers of workers who opened them. Today’s Birthdays: Author William Peter Blatty is 84. Country singer Jack Greene is 82. Pop musician Paul Revere is 74. Singer Kenny Loggins is 64. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 63. Actress Erin Gray is 62. Actor Sammo Hung is 60. Actor David Caruso is 56. Katie Couric is 55. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 53. Rock musician Kathy Valentine (The GoGo’s) is 53. Actor David Marciano is 52. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is 51. Actress Hallie Todd is 50. Actor Nicolas Cage is 48. Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) is 47. Actor Doug E. Doug is 42. Actor Kevin Rahm is 41. Actor Jeremy Renner is 41. Country singer-musician John Rich is 38. Actor Dustin Diamond is 35. Actor Robert Ri’chard is 29. Actress Lyndsy Fonseca is 25. Actor Liam Aiken is 22. Actress Camryn Grimes is 22. Actor Max Morrow is 21.

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Kitties too! Pet sitters/ Pet taxi. Bonded and insured. Barbara Hogan. 383-9463. 6 new English Plott puppies, big ears. Very friendly, mellow, very colorful. Some blue ticks, some red ticks. Have been breeding this line for 15 years. Wormed, Vet checked & shots UTD. $250 for the boys, $300 for the girls. (207)935-4570. ANIMAL Rescue League of NHNorth has cats, kittens, dogs and puppies looking for a second chance. (603)447-5955 or visit online- conwayshelter.org ANIMAL Rescue League of NH-North is scheduling monthly low cost spay/ neuter clinics for both cats and dogs. Call (603)447-1830 for information and to schedule. ARE your pets getting old & gray? January geriatric pet specials. www.mwvmobilevet.com 603-447-8311 for info.

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Affordable, Quality care for your "Kids". Stress free Grooming, Cage free Boarding and sandy Play Yards, Daycare. Open 6am-6pm. (603)447-5614.

Want to feel confident that your dog is trained well enough to accompany you in public? This class is the one you need! Class starts January 12th. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 to register.

Class starts Saturday, January 21st. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 for information.

Cats Only Neuter Clinic

For all ages and abilities. Pet Dog 101 or 102, Canine Good Citizen, Reactive Dog, Therapy Dog, Attention, Rally, Agility & much more! Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 for details.

First Saturday of each month for low income families. Please call Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, between 10-3 Tues thru Friday 207-935-4358. CFA Registered Maine Coon kittens. Vet checked, 1st shots, health guarantee. $400. All ready now. www.pinecoonmainecoons.com (207)693-4933.

COME & GO PET CARE For when you have to be away! (Sit and stay overnights also available). Connie Stanford MtnWanderer@gmail.com (603)733-8148. DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP spaying and altering your dog or cat? 603-224-1361, before 2pm. JANUARY reduced rates on preanesthetic bloodwork for discounted dental cleanings in February! 603-447-8311 for info. www.mwvmobilevet.com.

DOG TRAINING CLASSES- FRYEBURG

DOGGIE PLAYGROUP at Four Your Paws Only on Rte. 16 in N. Conway. New changes for 2011. 11-12 is for smaller, quieter dogs and puppies. 12-1 is for larger more active dogs and puppies. Playgroups are Free and run every Saturday. All dogs must be on a leash & utd on vaccinations. call 603-356-7297 fmi or Visit www.fouryourpawsonly.com. HARVEST Hills Animal Shelter, 5 miles east of Fryeburg, 1389 Bridgton Rd. Rte.302. 207-935-4358. 30 loving dogs and kittens and cats available. All inoculations, neutered. 10am-6pm, Mon. & Fri., 10am-3pm, Tue., Wed., Sat., Sun., closed Thursdays.

Labradoodle Puppies Ready to go 1-21-12. $1200 heath certified. Non-shed hypoallergenic. For more info email: info@karlaspets.com.

LOST TALL, THIN HUSKY SHEPHERD

From Brownfield 11/17, wolf gray/ black over a buff undercoat. Looks like a wolf/ coyote, friendly but skittish, answers to Bonesy. Can be lured with bread or cheese. Needs food and shelter. Please call (207)935-4626 or Animal control at (207)890-5313.

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373

O NE NIGHT DOG TRAINING CLASSES- F RYEBURG Coming When Called- January 12th at 7pm. Loose-Leash Walking- January 19th at 7pm. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 to register. PET DOG TRAINING Golden Paws, LLC. Conveniently scheduled private lessons. John Brancato, KPA training. (603)244-0736 jrbrancato@roadrunner.com.

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

CARPENTRY PLUS

Carpentry • Interior Painting and Home Repairs Insured • Ron Poirier • Free Est.

603-383-9971

Tim DiPietro RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL MASTER LIC, NH/ME/MA - INSURED

603-356-2248

MR. KNOW IT ALL For All Your Home Renovations and Repair

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Commercial, Residential, Industrial

DUVAL ELECTRICAL Contractor

Generator Hookups New Homes Remodeling

Conway Office 603-493-7527 Dave Duval

Damon’s Tree Removal Difficult Removals • Pruning Chipping • Stump Grinding

LLC

603-356-6667 • 800-564-5527

603-447-6643

RODD

603-986-5143 • 207-935-5030

“Servicing the Area for 80 Years” Specialized Roofing System www.roddroffing.com • 1-800-331-7663

Hurd Contractors Roofing • Siding • Flooring

Roofing MW Valley since 1984 North Conway 447-3011

Anmar PLASTERING

Quality & Service Since 1976

603-356-6889

ROOFING

Allen

Peter

PLUMBING Licensed & Insured Serving Bartlett, Jackson & Intervale

603-374-2220

CHIMNEY CLEANING Safety Sweep Serving the Valley Since 1990

603-356-2155 - Fully Insured

LEGACY PAINTING and Remodeling Est. 1980 - Fully Insured

603-447-3435 www.karlaspets.com

Damon’s Snow Removal

YEAR-ROUND TREE SERVICE WINTER ROOF SHOVELING

For your residential & light commercial needs • Plowing • Sanding • Roofs • Etc. Now quoting 2011-2012 winter season MC/VISA accepted

Where Quality Prevails. Interior/Exterior. Fully Insured. Reasonable Rates. Cell 662-9292 HANIBAL

Autos 2008 Toyota Tacoma access cab, 4wd, TRD off-road pkg. 59k miles, $20,500. (603)493-4994.

PUPPIES small mixed breed. See website for more details: www.mainelypuppies.com (207)539-1520.

REACTIVE DOG CLASS FRYEBURG

Is your dog reactive to other dogs or people? Class starts January 11th. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 to register.

SHY OR FEARFUL DOG CLASS- FRYEBURG

Learn ways to help your dog feel more confident and safe outside their own home. Class starts January 13th. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 to register.

Appliances KENMORE electric 4 coil burner, free standing white self cleaning oven/ stove. Matching Kenmore under cabinet microwave. Very good condition $100 for both. (617)697-4869 (Bartlett). SMITHS Used Appliances. 60 day warranty. (207)595-6957.

Auctions HUGE auction Saturday Jan 7th starting @ 4pm by Gary Wallace Auctioneers Rt.16 Ossipee, NHThis auction includes White Mtn. prints, photos & collectibles, furniture, quilts, art, glass, pottery, bronzes & much more. Preview 2pm-4pm. Visit www.wallaceauctions.com to view 100's of photos & details603-539-5276- NH Lic #2735. NORTH Country Auctions, LLCJanuary 28st, 2012- 9am. Heavy equipment & general merchandise auction. To be held at our auction barn located at: 438 Plains Road, Tamworth, NH 03886. We are now accepting consignments! Heavy equipment, trailers, auto’s, industrial tools, building supplies, boats, farm equipment, landscaping equipment, and more! Call us today for more information: (603)539-5322 Email: info@northcountry-auctions.com

Call Damon’s Tree Removal 603-662-3445 • 603-447-4336

mattchristiantreecare.com

EE Computer Services

TREE REMOVAL

Auctioneer: Doug Ryan Lic #2739.

www.sacotreeworks.com

1991 Ford F-150 XLT V8, automatic, 4x4, low miles $2000/obro (603)662-6704 ask for Richard.

FIRST RESPONSE Plumbing & Heating LLC

603-662-8687

DAVE GAGNE DRYWALL CO.

PET BOARDING • DOG DAYCARE GROOMING • SELF-SERVE DOG WASH

Licensed and Insured MasterCard/Visa Accepted

Credit Cards Accepted, Licensed, Insured, Background Checked

www.popspaintingnh.com

Home Repairs, Plaster & Ceiling Repairs, Drywall, Insulation, Int/Ext Painting, Texture Removal & Wallpaper Res.

603-356-9058 603-726-6897

603-733-6451 eecomputerservices.com

Honest Rates, Ref., Lead Lic., Insured

Scott Richard, Conway 662-5760

Pop’s Painting

KARLA’S PET RENDEZVOUS

Animals PIT Bull/ Bull Mastiff pups. Born Sept. 26th. Very friendly, nice colors, good with kids and other animals. Parents on premise. $600 or trade for hunting equipment/ tools, etc. (603)539-7009.

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603-986-4096

B.C.’s Custom Colors Interior/Exterior Painting. Insured/Affordable Free Estimates 603-662-4301

www.bcscustomcolors.com

HORSMAN BUILDERS New Construction • Renovations Remodeling & Finish Work Insured • Free Estimates

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Autos

1995 VW Golf GTI. Auto,155k miles, 2 new tires, new exhaust. $1200. (603)367-9957. 1998 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, new tires, great body, solid vehicle. $1600/obo. (603)733-8355.

EAST BRANCH TIMBERWORKS Tree Removal Bucket Truck

ALL BRANDS

2000 Volvo V70 XC, In excellent condition, new tires, recent coolant flush, good brakes, super clean interior, leather, fully loaded, auto, AWD. 130k miles. Looks and runs like new. Very well maintained. $3900. Call (603)539-1692 FMI.

Woodman’s Forge & Fireplace Wakefield, NH • 603-522-3028

2001 Chevy pickup 4x4, extra cab Z71. Goes good, good tires 175k miles, $3200. (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199.

Steven Gagne

Sunshine Yoga

2001 Dodge Dakota. Ext. cab w/ cap. Many new parts, maintained. Must sell, $5500. (603)986-7945.

726-6955

2002 Toyota Highlander Lim ited. V6, 4wd, excellent condition, 126k miles, $8000. (603)387-6504.

Quality Marble & Granite

603-662-8447

603-356-9255

ELECTRIC

603-447-3375

Residential & Commercial Insured • Master NH/ME

WELDING Mobile Welding Service Custom Fabrication Steel Sales, Restoration Metal Furniture & Sandblasting

Tuttle’s Welding

603-340-0111

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Dealers for Husqvarna, Troy Bilt & DR

Community Alliance & Massage

Animal Rescue League of NH Cats, Kittens, Dogs, Pups and Other Small Critters looking for a second chance.

603-447-5955

2005 Ford E250 cargo van, white, only 70k miles, new tires, runs great, professionally maintained. $9995. Call (603)356-3133, days.

HERMANSON!S AUTO WAREHOUSE, LTD Auto Sales & Repair Eastern Spaces Warehouse East Conway Road Hermansonsautowarehouse.com 05 Chevy Suburban, 4x4, V8b, auto, leather, 3rd row, slver $8,200 04 GMC Envoy, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, pewter .................................$7,500 04 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$6,750 03 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$7,250 03 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, Lt. green.....................$6,500 03 Dodge Durango, 4x4, V8, auto, blue......................................$5,950 03 Mazda 6, 4dr, 4cyl, 5spd, red... ............................................$5,450 03 Subaru Legacy GT, sedan, awd, 4cyl, 5spd, silver.........$5,900 03 VW Passat, 4cyl, auto, Lt. green ...................................$5,900 02 Chevy Suburban, 4x4, V8, auto, 3rd row, white.............$6,900 02 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, auto,. Gold...........................$4,900 02, Ford Explorer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, 3rd row, gold .......................$5,900 02 GMC Tahoe, 4x4, 3rd row, leather, silver.......................$6,900 02 GMC Yukon, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, pewter .................................$5,900 02 Nissan Xterra, 4x4, V6, auto, sliver....................................$6,900 02 Nissan Xterra, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver....................................$5,900 01 Dodge Caravan, 6cyl, auto, blue......................................$4,250 01 Dodge Durango, 4x4, V8, auto, black....................................$5,900 01 Nissan Pathfinder, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$4,900 00 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver....................................$4,450 00Ford Expedition, 4x4, V8, auto, green ...................................$4,900 00 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, black...........................$5,250 00 Pontiac Bonneville 6 cyl, auto. Silver ...................................$4,950 00 Subaru Outback, awd, 4 cyl, auto, black...........................$4,750 Our vehicles are guaranteed to pass inspection and come with a 20 day plate and 30 day mechanical warranty. In house financing with 50% down payment and a minimum $200/month payment at 0% APR for 12-18 month term. Please call Sales at 356-5117.

ALWAYS PAYING CA$H for junk vehicles. Fast and courteous pick up (603)730-7486. BUYING all unwanted metals. $800 for large loads. Cars, trucks, heavy equipment. Free removal. (207)776-3051. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. BUYING Junk vehicles, paying cash. Contact Joe (207)712-6910. G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080. http://myusedcars.info PAY $250 minimum for your junk car/ truck picked up. Also buying junk vehicles, light iron, heavy iron over the scales. We also buy copper, brass, wire, aluminum, batteries and much more. Call for scale (603)323-7363.

WE SPECIALIZE IN S UBARUS we buy used and junk Subaru’s for parts. We also repair and sell Subaru’s. Call Shawn’s Auto (603)539-3571.

Boats 81 Century Cabin Cruiser 305 Chevy in/out Mercruiser, Winterized and shrink wrapped on galvanized roller trailer. Winter price $2200 (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199. 97 15hp Game Fisher with stand and tank $350. 60’s Gale Buccaneer 15hp on stand with tank $250 (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199.

Child Care Center Conway in-home day care has openings for children 6 weeks and up. Excellent references. (603)340-1677.


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GLEN Licensed in home child care, caring for 6 mos-9 yrs old for 28 years. Before and after school for Bartlett students. Scholarship program accepted. FMI call Lisa at (603)383-6851.

CONWAY Rt. 16 efficiency cabins. Single room w/ kitchenette and bath. Compact/ convenient. Starting at $400/mo. plus utilities. No Pets, no smoking. Credit/ security deposit required. Call 603-447-3815.

FURNISHED rooms to rent. Walk to village, walk to Cranmore. No pets, no smoking. References required. $100-$125/wk. (603)770-1319.

NORTH Conway Village walk to everything. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath $900. 1 bedroom, 1 bath $750. Heat & hot water included. New carpet & paint. Sec deposit & references required. (508)280-6134.

SEASONAL- prime locations 1-4 BR properties. Some slopeside units 603-383-8000, email anne@fgpm.com.

Cash discount, senior citizen discount, prompt deliveries, pre-buy programs. 539-8332.

NORTH Conway Village: 1 bdrm apt.; can be office or both. Charming; new paint, carpet, window and heating system. Rt.16 above well established business; parking. $695/mo +. (603)630-5162.

BUSINESS Opportunity. Auto Sales/ Repair shop. Customer waiting area, large heated shop with lift, compressr, oil tanks, etc. 2400sf with plenty of parking. Ctr. Conway 603-860-6608.

NORTH Conway West Side unfurnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath modular home, 2 car garage, excellent location $900 plus utilites. Security and references (603)356-2474 leave message.

RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE

For Rent 2-4 bedroom long term and seasonal. Starting at $750 call 603-383-8000, anne@fgpm.com. ARTIST Brook Condominium, 3 bedrooms with loft, 2 full baths 1400 s.f., w/d hook-up, no pets, electric heat. $825/mo. 1st month 1/2 off. (603)423-0313 ext. 3701. bfortin@citysidecorp.com. BARTLETT 3 bedroom, 2 bath, immaculate Linderhof chalet. $1000/mo plus utilities. References. Dan Jones, ReMax Presidential (603)356-9444. BARTLETT village, 4 bdrm ranch w/ deck, large yard, non-smokers, no pets, dishwasher, w/d hookup, full basement, $1,000/mo plus utilities. 603-374-6674. BARTLETT, available immediately, small pets considered. 2 bedroom/ 1 bath duplex home, furnished or unfurnished. Propane heat. $800/mo + utilities. One month security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty 356-3300. BARTLETT- Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. 2200sf, open, updated kitchen, ample closet space and more. Secluded location. W/d hookup, hot water heat, nonsmoking, $900/mo plus utilities. Year round, unfurnished. William (603)387-5392.

We have the rental property you are looking for! Look at our full page ad in the real estate section for listings.

CONWAY STUDIO $475/mo. Includes heat, plowing & trash. Security, lease, no smoking or pets (603)447-6033. CONWAY Village- 1 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor, walk to stores, bank, Post Office and library. Includes heat, parking, rubbish and snow removal. No pets, nonsmoking. 1 months rent plus security deposit, $600/mo 603-986-7178. CONWAY- 1 efficiency apartment, bedroom, den/ kitchen, shower, $400/mo plus utilities. First and security, references and credit check required. (603)447-6880. CONWAY- 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, pets considered, 1 year lease, unfurnished, $650/mo plus utilities, security deposit and credit check. Good credit required. Rich Johnson, Select Real Estate (603)447-3813. CONWAY- Central location, 2 BR, 1 BA condo. Private 3rd floor, end unit. $750 + utilities. Call Alex Drummond, RE/MAX Presidential 603-356-9444 x240. CONWAY- Large 1 bedroom $650/mo. Includes heat, hot water, plowing, trash. Deposit/ references required. (603)447-6612. CONWAY- Single family home, oil heat, 2 bedrooms, gas fireplace, w/d, no pets, no smoking, background ck. $1000/mo with security. (603)387-5515. CONWAYWest Side Rd. Sunny, 1 bedroom apartment, first floor, off street parking, trash/ snow removal. No smoking. Small pets considered. $650 plus utilities and security deposit. Call 603-387-1743. CONWAY: 2 br/ 2 bath home. Large yard & wood stove. $850/mo +. (603)848-4189. CONWAY: Rooms for rent. Micro fridge, cable, wi-fi. $150$175 wkly. 447-3858.

CABINS +

ROOMS Off Season Rentals (603)447-3858

CONDO TO SHARE Large, lockout unit with master bath available in Intervale. Fully furnished, all utilities and cable included. Full kitchen. Non smokers, no pets. $575/mo. No lease, great location. 603-986-6389.

CONWAY 2 BEDROOM Village apt. newly renovated. 1st floor, yard, includes heat and plowing, lease, security. No smoking or pets $725. (603)447-6033. CONWAY Gorgeous 1 bedroom apt. with basement storage, w/d, $625/mo. plus utilities (603)915-6736.

CONWAY 1 BEDROOM

CONWAY: living room, kitchen & 1 bdrm apt. Heat, plowing, trash removal included. $850/mo. (603)915-6736. COZY riverside 2 bdrm cottage. Sundeck, Rt.302w/16, Glen. $650/mo plus utilities. 781-724-7741. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, dining room, Denmark, ME. $700/mo plus. (207)890-1910. FREEDOM house for rent. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, finished basement. Forced hot air propane (new) not included. OTEA price per gal. Elect. not included. Lake Ossipee village beach rights included. Pets ok. $900/month. Security deposit required. Please contact Groberts603@comcast.net or call Greg at 568-5165. FRYEBURG 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt. $700/mo, includes heat & hot water. Call Paul Wheeler Re/Max Presidential 603-356-9444 ext.206.

1st floor, $625/mo. Includes heat, plowing & trash. Security, lease, no smoking or pets (603)447-6033.

FRYEBURG Village: 1st floor, 1 bdrm, nice neighborhood. Heated, no pets, sec. required. $600/mo (603)662-5536.

CONWAY 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pet friendly, call Anne at (603)383-8000 or anne@fgpm.com.

1 month free rent! Fryeburglovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath, a/c, w/d hook-up, deck, $1000/mo plus. No pets 207-935-3241.

FURNISHED small 1 bedroom apt. Conway, great neighborhood. Gas heat, non-smokers only, no pets. $500. (603)447-3810.

FRYEBURG: 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhouse. Full basement, w/d hook-up, dishwasher, private deck & storage shed. No utilities, $800/mo. (978)580-9607.

CONWAY rooms for rent. Fridge microwave wi-fi cable, coin laundry, phones. $125-$175 per week. 603-447-3901.

FRYEBURG: Cozy 3 bdrm ranch; great yard; easy to heat; walk to town; porch. $850. (207)256-0077.

INTERVALE 3 bdrm condo. Newly done over, walkout, small dogs accepted. No cats, no smokers. $699/mo plus utilities. (603)356-2203. INTERVALE 3 bedroom + office, w/d hookup, deck/ mtn. views, no smoking/ dogs. $700/mo. + utilities. References & security (603)383-4911. INTERVALE- 2 plus bedroom, 2 bath, ranch. Full basement, $1000/mo plus utilities. References. Dan Jones, ReMax Presidential (603)356-9444. JACKSON- 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, $1200/mo. Call Margie at Remax 520-0718. JACKSON: NEWLY REDUCED 2 bdrm ranch style house. 1 bath, 1 small office, easy basement access. No pets, no smoking. References, sec dep., lease. $800/mo (603)466-5841. KEARSARGE 1 bedroom apt. with bath, kitchen & livingroom, in nice neighborhood $650/month with heat. No pets or smoking. Electric not included, 1 year lease with security deposit (603)986-9069. LOVELL, ME.- Horseshoe Pond log home. 1 bedroom, washer/ dryer, garage, deck, fully furnished, $850/mo. Includes utilities, plowing. References. No pets/ smoking. Jeanne, 207-925-1500. LOVELL- 2 bdrm apt. New construction, 1500 s.f., $900/mo. Mt. Washington view (207)809-4074. MADISON farmhouse rent or rent-to-own. 2200sf, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 acres $1395/mo. 5 car barn $195/mo. skypilot2c@tampabay.rr.com (603)986-6555 Real Estate Agent. N Conway, house, sought after location. Worry free living. 3 bedroom 2 bath, kitchen very large family room. Very comfortable family home. Move in ready. Please call to view (603)356-2009. N.CONWAY Village: Updated 3 room corner 1 BR. New door, windows, gas heat, hot water, ceiling fan, carpet. $615/mo. Reserved parking, private entrance, pet OK. Email Emily@JtRealty.com or call 603-356-7200 ext21. NO. Conway, Kearsarge Rd. 1 bedroom w/ deck. Propane heat, no smoking/ pets. Laundry on property. Local & attentive landlords. S.D. & ref. required $625/mo. Call (603)356-2514. NORTH Conway 3- 4 bdrms, 1.5 bath house. Base of Cathedral Ledge with views, w/d, woodstove. No pets, no smoking. Credit check. $1000/mo (603)609-5858. NORTH Conway charming 2 be carriage house apt. $695/mo including heat. References & credit check. No pets. Dan Jones, ReMax Presidential (603)356-9444. NORTH Conway home- 3 bedroom w/ family room, 2 full baths. Nice back yard. Walk to town. $1050/mo plus utilities. Available immediately. First month and security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty (603)356-3300.

North Conway, 280 Thompson. 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1400 s.f., electric/ wood heat, no pets $850/mo. 1st month 1/2 off. (603)423-0313 ext. 3701. bfortin@citysidecorp.com. NORTH Conway, 95 Common Court, one unit available. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, w/d hook-up, walking distance to outlets (Settlers’ Green) $800/mo. 1st month 1/2 off. No pets. Credit check required. (603)423-0313. E x t 3 7 0 1 . bfortin@citysidecorp.com. NORTHBROOK 2 BR/ 2 BA, furnished or un-furnished, woodstove, washer/ dryer. Outdoor pool and tennis, views to Cranmore. No pets. $895/mo plus utilities. First month and security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty 356-3300. NORTHBROOK Condominium. 2 BR w/ den, 2 bath. Outdoor pool and tennis. W/d, woodstove, views to Cranmore. Attached bath off master bedroom. $900/mo plus utilities. Furnished or unfurnished. Available immediately. No pets. First month and security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty 356-3300. OSSIPEE- Newly renovated Sin gle family home 3100sf, 2 baths, heated 2 car garage. $1200/mo (603)553-8431.

RENTALS Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Tamworth, Effingham, Wakefield and Alton Largest selection of houses, apartments, office space, store fronts, storage units and mobile homes. Short or long term. No pets please. See our website for details. DuCo Property Services, (603)539-5577 Mon-Fri 9-5pm.

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WASHINGTON Street Apts. Now available 1 bedroom, 2nd floor section 8, must be income eligible, 1 person annual $14,600, 2 people $16,650. Rent is 30 percent of adjusted monthly income including all utilities. For more info, call 1-800-850-3795, Lorraine. WASHINGTON Street Apts. Ya esta disponible 1 dormitorio, Seccion 2a planta 8, debe beincome elegible una persona anual de $14,600, 2 personas $16,650. La renta es del 30 por ciento del ingreso mensual ajustado incluyendo todas las utilidades. Para mas informacion, llame al 1-800-850-3795, Lorraine.

For Rent-Vacation

NORTH Conway mobile home. 2 bed, furnished, $575/mo plus utilities. Sec. dep required. Tim (603)356-2296, leave message.

CONWAY- 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, sleeps 8, fireplace, near 5 ski areas, available M.L.K. weekend, February school vacation, and other weeks & weekends. Reasonable. (401)284-0116.

NORTH Conway unfurnished 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo. 2nd floor, 1 year lease. No pets or smoking. $700/mo + utility. Security & credit check. Rich Johnson, Select RE (603)447-3813.

GULF Winds Resort in St Pete Beach, FL- Superior rated 1 bedroom condo with pool. Walk across quiet street to beach. $600/wk. Call (603)498-5768. Monthly rates available.

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CARROLL COUNTY OIL

COAL stove, King-O-Heat. Round upright. $100. 3 pr. downhill skis $25 each. (603)539-3774. CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. 833-8278

D&D OIL NORTH CONWAY VILLAGE Options from 250 sq. ft up Call or email for pricing Sheila 356-6321 x 6469 sheiladuane@attitashrealty.com CONWAY, NH on Rt.16 & Wash ington St., office space for rent. 510 s.f., 4 rooms and reception area. Pay only heat & electric for first 3 months. Year lease and security deposit. (603)447-5508. GROW YOUR BUSINESS HERE! Garden shop & Landscaping? Christmas Trees? Winter equipment sales? Antiques? Crafts? Art Gallery? Insurance? Engineering? Food Service? Ice Cream? Retail? Lawyer? Ski Shop? Accountant? What ever you do, a new, highly visible location in the most affluent section of the Valley offers Opportunity! Attractively updated log commercial building in dynamite Bartlett location has 500’ frontage on Route 16 between Story Land and Jackson. 1598 SF. Lease for $1,500/mo. plus utilities. Rent-to-own? Or purchase now for $219,500 ($22,000+ under assessed value) E-mail interest and references to pinkham@pinkhamrealestate.com

Broker interest. Or call Peter at Pinkham Real Estate 603-356-5425. INTERVALE, NH Rt. 16A/302“Office space for rent” Single/ multiple rooms. For available rooms and rental price list see Johnsoncpa.com (207)636-7606. NEW North Conway Village retail space available on Main Street! 725sf. Call Sheila 356-6321 Ext6469 www.AttitashRealty.com/Rentals

NORTH Conway Village- 400 to 1450 sq.ft. Premium office/ retail space. Convenient in-town location (next to TD Bank). Newly renovated, great visibility and access from Main Street or North/ South Road, ample parking. Call Roger (603)452-8888.

For Sale 1 ton of wood pellets for sale $200 (603)733-5083. 10” Boice Crane table saw, 12” Craftsman radial arm saw. $575 takes both (207)935-3994 2007 utility trailor. All Aluminum box, V front trailor. Dual axle, roof racks, low mileage. 7,000lbs. $8200. (603)356-3450. 4- 16” snow tires, Bridgestone 205/55/R16 910l; used one season $200. Armoire; solid wood, mirrored front, 74”hx32”wx20”d. $200. (603)383-9403. 42" heatilator brand circulating fire place form. Was $893, sale price $600. Town & Country, E. Conway. 603-939-2698. 9’ Reading utility body $650/obo. (207)925-3737. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. 235-1773

Fuel oil and Kerosene, great prices. Call (207)890-6616 or (207)935-3834, or visit: dndoil.com.

DRY FIREWOOD $275/cord

WHITE MTN. FIREWOOD 603-356-5521 FIREWOOD cut, spit and delivered. 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” $275/cord. 12”, 14” also available (603)356-5923. FIREWOOD for sale: Dry wood $225/cord. Green wood $150/cord. Call (603)986-3842 Ken.

FIREWOOD Quality kiln dried hardwoods, guaranteed dry. $325/cord. Call North Country Firewood (603)447-3441 or cell (603)986-0327. FIREWOOD: Green 10’ long logs, delivered $150/cord. Cut, split & delivered $200/cord. (603)540-0307. Prompt delivery. GARAGE doors, better prices, better doors, guaranteed. Starting @ $487 installed. Alphaoverheaddoor.com. Call (603)356-6766. GUNS, Guns, Guns. I trade, swap, exchange. I do not sell guns. This is a hobby. Please call if you want to trade. Please no junk. Tel. (603)367-8589. HAY- Round bales, 1st cut, excellent quality $50/bale. (207)935-3197. JOHN Deere Implements #1 side delivery hay rake $350. #2 PGO driven Orchard sprayer $650. (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199. Can be seen at 2258 Lovell Lake Rd, Sanbornville, NH. KITCHEN tables, dressers, armoires, bunk beds, tables, chairs, new carpet, electric wall range, etc. Too much to list. FMI (603)733-6741.

LYMANOIL.COM Now offering propane sales and service. Call or visit www.LymanOil.com Jesse E Lyman, North Conway (603)356-2411. NEED Cash? Sell your stuff on Ebay. We do the work. You get cash! 10 years experience. ABCybersell (207)925-3135 Mike. NEWMAC wood furnace, WB100E, used one season. Cost $3300 new, will sacrifice for $1795. Call Bob 356-3133 days. PROM or bridesmaids gowns. 1 mint green size 20; 2- red with black shire size 7-8; eggplant size 12; red strapless size 10. Please contact for pictures. Best offer. 447-8887. QUEEN bedroom set- solid white oak $500/obo. Also rocking chairs, hutches, sidetables, etc. (603)986-5805, (603)986-5279. RADIO Flyer large rocking horse ages 2-6, excellent condition, original cost $150, sell $75 (207)935-1271. THULE ski box, great shape $125 (603)383-7126.

USED SKI & SNOWBOARD packages, starting at $79.95. All sizes, used helmets $15 at Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.


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Help Wanted by Abigail Van Buren

DAUGHTER BEARS THE BURDEN OF HER PARENTS’ UNHAPPINESS

DEAR ABBY: A few days ago, my mom told me that if it wasn’t for me, she and my dad would be divorced. She also said that the last few years with my dad have been terrible. I feel so guilty about this, knowing that I’m the reason my parents are unhappy. I barely slept the night my mom told me this, but actually, it all makes sense. Now I know why my parents yell at me for no reason and why I get in trouble for no reason. Abby, please help me. How do I tell my mom how it made me feel? -- FEELS GUILTY IN GEORGIA DEAR FEELS GUILTY: Your mother was wrong to say that you are the only reason she and your father have stayed married. They are together for reasons of their own that have little or nothing to do with you. You are not responsible for their unhappiness. Your parents appear to be under a lot of pressure right now, which may be why their tempers are frayed. Before discussing this with your mother, it might help to talk about what happened with another adult relative you trust. However, if there is no one else, clip this letter, show it to your mother and tell her you wrote it. DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old woman with a problem I’m not sure how to solve. I am 30 pounds overweight (I have been heavyset my whole life). My mom and I have been walking together for years, talking and enjoying each other’s company as we go. For a while, we were both losing weight consistently as a result of our walks. But since my parents’ divorce three years ago, Mom has had to work full-time and isn’t able to walk with me as often. I want to continue walking to lose weight so I can be healthier and feel better about myself. But I feel I will be be-

traying my mom by not including her. Walking together has been our tradition, so I don’t know how she’ll feel if I continue to walk without her. What should I do? -- STEPPING LIGHTLY DEAR STEPPING LIGHTLY: Get out there and continue walking -- with headphones or with friends. Exercise with your mother on weekends if she’s available, and encourage her to do some walking on her own during her lunch hour. The only thing you should NOT do is quit walking because you feel guilty that you and your mother are now on different “paths.” DEAR ABBY: I have been married to “Daryl” for 10 years. He has never really hit the mark in what I want -- someone who is mature, stable, predictable and has an appropriate perspective on life. Daryl depends on the outside world to make him feel good about himself, and when that doesn’t happen, he drinks and smokes pot. I love exercise and the outdoors. He doesn’t like hiking. In fact, he’s afraid to challenge himself physically in even the smallest way. I have to decide whether to stay and “make do” or move on. How do I make that choice? (I’m over 40.) -- LOOKING FOR BETTER, LAGUNA HILLS, CALIF. DEAR LOOKING: Tell your husband what you have told me. That will give him a chance to shape up and at least try to be more of the man you thought you married. (I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt and not assuming you felt you were compromising when you accepted his proposal.) Daryl deserves to spend his life with someone who values him for who he is, not someone who feels she’s “making do.” If it doesn’t work, then you should BOTH move on.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at: Dear Abby, c/o The Conway Daily Sun, PO Box 1940, North Conway, NH 03860

Doonesbury

by Gary Trudeau

Help Wanted The Holiday Inn Express has openings for:

Part Time Housekeepers Part Time Laundry Weekends a must. Must have own transportation.

Must apply in person at the Front Desk. White Mtn Hwy, N.Conway, NH

Always Ready, Always There. Call your local Recruiter! CPL Coree Kinerson (603)717-5676

Hospitality Staff

A year round part-time position, with the possibility of full-time. Looking for a team player with experience and the ability to assume responsibility. Competitive pay rate with an outstanding incentive program. Must be flexible to work nights, weekends and some holidays. Send resume to bstovall@seasonsnh.com, apply in person or fax to 603-374-2414.

SAU #13 is hiring an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent School or municipal experiences, HR, and technological skills are preferred. To apply send letter of interest, resume, and three references to: Jay McIntire, Superintendent, School Administrative Unit #13, 881A Tamworth Road, Tamworth, NH 03886. Application deadline is January 13, 2012. EOE

FRONT DESK GUEST SERVICE AGENT Attitash Mountain Village is seeking an experienced Guest Service Agent for our Resort’s Front Desk. Candidate should have strong communication skills, strong hospitality skills, computer literate, enjoy a fast paced environment and enjoy doing a variety of tasks. Scheduling flexibility, *Weekends and Holidays a must* Excellent benefits. Competitive wages. Confidentiality guaranteed. Mail resume to: Donna Finnie, Human Resource Dept. at AMSCO, PO Box 826, No. Conway, NH 03860 or e-mail DonnaFinnie@EasternSlopeInn.com.

For Sale

Found

Free

Help Wanted

TOWN OF CONWAY SCALE/ TRANSFER STATION ATTENDANT

TIGER solid oak entertainment center, fits 32” flatscreen TV, 2 glass doors, DVD/ game storage, $800/obo. 55 gallon fish tank, black granite stand with hood light, $150. Pull out sleep sofa $200. (603)939-2023.

FOUND: 1/1/12- gray plastic "VingCard" marked "L L F" on Rt16 in N. Conway. (603)733-6752.

VINTAGE Wildcat Gondola (pod). Aqua blue, solid- needs restoration. $1800. FMI (978)273-8190.

AMAZING!

PAY $250 minimum for your junk car/ truck picked up. Also buying junk vehicles, light iron, heavy iron over the scales. We also buy copper, brass, wire, aluminum, batteries and much more. Call for scale (603)323-7363.

ADVENTURE Suites seeks a full-time, year round professional person in our housekeeping department. Health insurance, paid vacation and great pay. Time and half on holidays. Hours are in the range of 9:30am til 4pm, 5 days per week. Stop in to fill out an application.

The Town of Conway has an immediate opening for a Scale/Transfer Station Attendant. This is a full-time position with benefits; starting hourly pay is $15.44/ hr. Duties for the position include computer operation of the truck scales, the collection and accounting of tipping fees, processing and bailing recyclables and interacting with the public to ensure compliance. Job applications & a complete job description are available at the Public Works Office, Town Hall, 1634 East Main St, Center Conway, NH.

Furniture

WOOD cookstove, 1912 Glenwood F, in good condition. $500. (603)986-6866.

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.

WOOD HEAT

CASH & Carry blow out sale! Chairs $5, sofas from $40 at the Glen Warehouse. 383-6665.

Vigas Gasification Wood Boilers Call today for information & to see a live demonstration! Alternative Heating of Mt. Washington Valley

(603)387-0553 vigasboilers.com

WOOD Stove: 28h x 27w x 25d. Great shape $550. (603)986-0340 (North Conway). WOOD stove: Waterford; model Erin. Glass view, used very little $795/obo. (207)928-3838.

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

St. Judes - $5

Applications must be received no later than 5pm on January 12, 2012. ATTENTION: Now taking applications for two telemarketers. No experience necessary, will train. Salary plus commission. Must have own transportation. For interview, call (603)520-4812 ask for Don.

Free FREE electric air hockey table 36x71x32h, 1 inch L shaped crack on surface. If you can get it out, its yours. Call Isabelle’s cell (617)592-3766. FREE removal of absolutely all unwanted metals. No matter how messy inside or outside. Immediate pickup. Please call 603-986-3842 Ken. G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080. HIGHEST cash price paid for your junk cars, farm equipment and scrap metal. Free removal, no job too big. (207)393-7318.

The Town of Conway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?? Join our dedicated staff of highly trained professionals. Offering an excellent benefit package and competitive salary, the Carroll County Complex located in Ossipee, New Hampshire is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

MOUNTAIN VIEW NURSING HOME We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check our website for specific details on each position

Maintenance Department Floor Maintenance/ Maintenance

Director of Information Services- IT, Full Time Controller- Full Time Clinical Applications Support Specialist- Full Time RN Surgical Services/OR- Full Time + Call Director of Surgical Services- Full Time

This applicant must have experience in floor maintenance and general plant maintenance with a strong electrical background. Inventory control experience preferred. This is a full-time regular position, 10 hour days, 6am-4pm. Fri-Mon. This is not an entry level position.

A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

Send Resume to: Robin Reade, Human Resources Director Carroll County, PO Box 152, Ossipee NH 03864 Tel: 603-539-1721 Fax: 603-539-4287 rreade@carrollcountynh.net EOE


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

AVON: Earnings great! No door to door necessary. Choose your own hours. For information call 323-7361.

TOWN OF OSSIPEEPUBLIC WORKS & RECREATION DEPTS

Booth renter wanted at Maggio Hair Studio, 85 Main St., Conway. (603)447-2553. CABIN Fever Restaurant- Now accepting applications for all positions. Apply in person, 1395 Rt302, Bartlett Village.

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN RESTAURANT needs

HOSTESS Weekends & holidays a must. Experience preferred. Please apply between 12-2pm.

HOTEL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

Front Desk Agent/ Room Attendant/ Banquet Server. Management Opportunities: Front Desk Mgr/ Restaurant Mgr/ Sales Mgr/ Food & Beverage Mgr/ HR Mgr. Great wages, benefits and work environment- employee meals provided on site! Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays. Apply at North Conway Grand Hotel, Rte. 16 Settlers Green, N. Conway or www.newporthotelgroup.com.

Karla’s Pet Rendezvous Experience Groomer with references, apply online at www.karlaspets.com.

REMICK MUSEUM MARKETING COORDINATOR

Full time, year round position. Solid marketing experience and skills including copywriting, design and layout. Attention to detail and ability to work independently a must. Resume with samples to: ksulewski@remickmuseum.org or 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth NH 03886. SERVERS needed at Hillbilly's Restaurant. Apply in person. Route 16, North Conway.

Parks & Recreation/ Public Works Technician- The successful candidate for this part time position, (up to 30 hours per week with no benefits), will assist the Public Works and Recreation Department’s in the development and implementation of recreation programs for children and teenagers, perform general maintenance of town facilities & recreation areas including all fields and parks, town buildings, and work in other areas within the Public Works Department and Recycling Facility as needed. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with youth in sport and non-sport related activities, small engines, landscaping, and general maintenance work. Background checks are required. Please send a cover letter and resume to: Parks & Recreation/ Public Works Technician, Attention: Brad Harriman and Peter Waugh, Town of Ossipee, P.O. Box 67, Center Ossipee, NH 03814. Applications and a full job description are available at the Town Hall, Main Street, Center Ossipee and the job description may also be viewed on-line at www.ossipee.org and www.ossipeerec.org. All applications must be received by 4:30pm, Friday, January 27, 2012. EOE, AA

UBERBLAST Seasonal part-time associate needed. Occasional weekends and evenings. Must be able to work during school vacation weeks. Perfect for high school student. Applications accepted at Uberblast, 1672 White Mountain Hwy, Rt 16. N. Conway across from Friendly's

Home Improvements 1 CALL DOES IT ALL Ken Karpowich Plumbing and Remodeling. Licensed and insured in ME and NH. Repairs, installations, demo to finish remodeling. Call for a free estimate. I will call you back. 800-356-0315, 207-925-1423.

Home Improvements

Rentals Wanted

Services

Storage Space

AM BUILDERS

LOOKING to rent your vacation property for the season or long term. Call Anne @ (603)383-8000 or anne@fgpm.com.

MOVING? Just one piece or whole house, dump runs & cleanouts. Immediate service available, affordable rates (603)986-3842 Ken.

STORAGE trailers for rent, 27 to 45’. Good clean dry units. Call D. Rock. 1-800-433-7625.

Full service contractor. All types roofing, siding, decks, remodeling, new homes and garages. (603)323-7519 View our website: www.AddisonMasonBuilders.com

GRANITE COUNTERS A quality job for a quality price. Quality Marble and Granite, (603)662-8447.

Home Works Remodelers

All phases of construction, from repairs to complete homes. www.sites.google.com/site/home worksremodelers/ (603)455-7115, (603)447-2402, homwrksrem@yahoo.com.

Land CENTER Conway. Location, Location, Location! Jct. of 302 and 113. 78 acres. $299,000. 603-367-8054. JACKSON 1.1 acre lot on quiet, paved cul-de-sac. Mt. Washington views. Reduced to $86,000. (603)367-4770.

Looking To Rent RETIRED couple looking for a long term lease large condo or house with 2-3 bedrooms, L/D, 2 baths, storage. Garage would be nice. North Conway, Intervale, Glen, Jackson area. (603)569-1073.

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

Real Estate, Wanted LOOKING for a seasonal rental on Lovewell Pond, Fryeburg Maine. May through Oct. 207-890-2880 lamc325@yahoo.com

Roommate Wanted SMOKE-FREE home- Effingham, share home- utilities included. $100/wk. Art, (603)539-5699. INTERVALE- 2 bdrm, apartment, seasonal okay. Unfurnished, must like dogs. $125/wk. FMI (719)314-8105.

Services #1 SANDY'S CLEANING Private, seasonal homes, rentals, commercial, construction cleaning. Security checks, maintenance. 30 years serving the valley. (603)383-9342. A Clean Home is a Happy Home. Call Chrissie @ (603)498-9564. Residential and Vacation homes.

A CLEAN HOME Preston’s Cleaning Service. Fall Cleaning. Cleaning residential/ commercial offices, providing security checks. Free estimates, insured. FMI (603)356-5075.

Affordable Handyman

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

Senior discounts, interior/ exterior painting, windows, sheetrock, carpentry. Insured. Gary (603)356-3301.

LOOKING for old dirt bikes, trail bikes, enduros, 60’s through early 80’s. Any brand, any condition. Call local, Joe (603)630-5325.

Cleaning & More

Real Estate CONWAY Saco Woods 2 br. 2nd. fl. condo. New paint, carpet. $66,000. L. Davis, Broker/ Owner 919-259-0166.

Vacation Rentals Private Homes Offices 24/7 Windows Carl & Dixie Lea 447- 3711 ~ credit cards accepted ~ ~ Est 1990 ~

All positions require a valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, completion of driver’s and criminal background checks. NHS is an EOE. Programs of NHS do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.

Appalachian Mountain Club now hiring: Custodian/Maintenance, near Gorham, NH- Year-round crew chief position with excellent benefits. Maintain cleanliness of all buildings and grounds at busy visitor center. Requires prior experience, a commitment to customer service, and flexible schedule. Apply with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to AMCJOB180@outdoors.org or mail to Vinnie Spiotti, Director of Lodging Operations, AMC Pinkham Notch, P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581. North Country Trails Volunteer Programs Supervisor, near Gorham, NH- Coordinate 1000+ Trail Adopters program, hire and supervise Camp Dodge Trail Crew leaders, manage all trails programs, lead trails skills sessions. Requires trail construction experience, supervisory skills, volunteer support and detail-oriented administrative experience. Year-round position with excellent benefits. Apply with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to AMCJOB195@outdoors.org or mail to Alex DeLucia, NCTVP Manager, AMC Pinkham Notch, P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581. See complete position descriptions at www.outdoors.org/employment ALSO: Now hiring all summer trails, huts, trip leader and lodge crew seasonal positions for 2012.

NO. Conway Timeshare. Unique opportunity at the Stonehurst. 1/10th ownership share, 5 full weeks in this great 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo. Sleeps 10+ comfortably. Close to all valley activities yet very private location with pool and tennis court available. Walk to great restaurant at the Stonehurst Manor. Fully furnished and equipped. Call 781-603-8048 for details. Asking $12,000. SACO Woods: First floor condo unit for sale. Asking $89,000. Email: jsm4461@gmail.com for more info.

Real Estate, Time Share ONE bedroom (13 weeks) Attitash Grand Summit, ski locker, owners room, heated pool, sauna, weight room, rental program, $15,000. (603)447-3837. TIME share for sale. Week 16 (April) at Pollard Brook, across from Loon Mt. Easily exchanged all over world, or use locally. $2000. Call Mike. 603-498-5768

Real Estate, Commercial FOR SALE BY OWNER Residential property in highway commercial zone. Historic cape with 1,455sf. 1.5 acres w/ 135’ road frontage, Saco River. See website for details: www.northconwayproperty.com

207-233-9254.

PERSONAL care assistant, respite care, full-time, part-time days, nights, and fill-in. 25 years experience. 207-807-1011.

PROCLEAN SERVICES Fall cleaning, windows, carpets, rental cleaning, condos, janitorial services, commercial, residential. Insured. (603)356-6098.

Custom Saw Milling Custom Planing Custom Kiln Drying Call for details Home Grown Lumber (603)447-3800.

EXPERIENCED Carpenter available to Contractors or Homeowners. Fully insured. Mike Leafe, Eaton Ctr, NH. (603)499-0234, (603)447-2883. EXPERIENCED, affordable cleaner. Flexible hours, rates starting at $15/hour, references available upon request. Katie (603)733-8339. HANDYMAN, repairs, painting, hauling, snow removal, walkway sanding, security checks. Riverwood Property Maintenance (207)697-3072.

U-STORE-IT Seasonal Storage Available. Great rates. 5x10- $39/month; 10x15$89/month Call U-Store-It (603)447-5508.

Wanted $250 & up for unwanted cars & trucks. Call Ricker Auto Salvage (603)323-7363. BOOKS puchased; AMC Guides, White Mountains, regional town state histories, others. Cash paid now (603)348-7766.

Property Maintenance Plowing, shoveling & sanding. Interior, exterior maintenance & renovations, property checks. Serving Bartlett/ Glen area. Licensed & insured contractor since 1993. Carr Contracting. 603-383-4334.

TOTAL FLOOR CARE Professional Installation, sanding, refinishing and repair of wood floors. 447-1723.

Storage Space All your storage needs in the heart of the valley. Modern, clean, dry and secure. Mountain Valley Self Storage (603)356-3773. www.mvselfstorage.com. BROWNFIELD Self Storage. 10x10, 10x15, 10x20,10x30. Prepay 6 months- 7th month free! Call for prices. (207)625-8390. COMMERCIAL Storage Units, centrally located in North Conway, 200 sq.ft. and up. Ideal for small businesses. Call Roger (603)452-8888. EAST Wakefield- Rt153- Located close to both Belleau and Province Lakes. Self storage units available 5x10, 10x10, & 10x25. 24 hour easy access. Call (603)539-5577.

FREE UHAUL TRUCK

FRYEBURG two- 3 br. mobile homes on 1.7 acres. $86,500. L. Davis Broker, Owner 919-259-0166.

Full time creative person to assist and support a fun loving young lady with developmental disabilities by accompanying and supervising her on daily outings in the community. She enjoys swimming, hiking, skiing, bowling, and volunteering, more details to follow at interview. Flexible Schedule. To apply, please email your resume to ddavis@northernhs.org or fax 447-8893 (010-402)

OSSIPEE AREA Trash Removal; Brush, demo, debris. Demo of old structures and real estate clean outs. (603)730-2590

With move in. Climate Control Storage available. 5x5s all the way up to 10x30s for all your storage needs. Visit East Conway Self Storage 819 East Conway Road. (603)356-8493. FREEDOM Storage. 5x5, 5x10, 10X10, 10X20, 20X25. We rent for less, Rte. 25. 603-651-7476.

GLEN WAREHOUSE Storage, household, autos, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles. Discounted Penske Truck rentals (603)383-6665 www.valleyauto.us NORTH Conway Storage; 24 hour access; secure, dry. $35 special 4’x10’ units. Climate controlled units. Larger units available also. Discounted Budget Truck Rentals Call Rachael at (603)383-6665.

WANTED used skis & snowboards for trade in on new gear. Call Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.

Wanted To Buy CASH for antiques, gold, silver, coins, furniture, etc. Conway Village Pawn, 150 Main St. Conway, (603)447-2255.

EAST COAST ART & ANTIQUE BUYERS Art, collections, furnishings, books, etc. Professional, discrete. Marc (603)986-8235.

GOLD OVER $1,600/0Z.! WE BUY DIAMONDS, GOLD, SILVER, COINS,

Platinum, Jewelry, Watches & Antiques. Free estimates. North Country Fair Jewelers. Established 1969. 2448 Main St., North Conway (603)356-5819.

NEED CASH? We buy gold and silver, jewelry, flatware and coins! Conway Gold Buyers, Rt 16, 2 miles below Conway Village, (603)447-3422.

Yard Sale INDOOR yard sale Saturday 9-2. Hundreds of items. Cross Road, Madison, between Rt41 & Ossipee Lake Road. Gray warehouse 539-7054. SATURDAY, Jan. 7th, from 9am- on. Furniture, glassware, antiques, old toys, tools, albums, and much more. 173 East Main Street, Conway.

YOU’VE GOT IT.

HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison 367-8851. www.whitemountainhypnosiscenter.com.

John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning for home or business. Also carpet cleaning, windows, floor refinishing. Local family business (207)393-7285.

KEN'S PLOWING Affordable rates. Ossipee & Madison area. (603)733-7751.

SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS IT! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may just be the perfect item to fill somebody else’s need. Call us today!


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Albany Town Column

Mary Leavitt 447-1710/Dorothy Solomon 447-1199

World Fellowship is celebrating 70 years The selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday dealt with issues regarding the purchase of the Kennett property. The Trust for Public Land will be closing on the property sometime shortly. Albany still awaits the grant money that has been approved. There is $175,000 in escrow for the purchase of this land. Should there be any shortfall in the amount needed to cover Albany’s portion of the purchase, the TPL will outlay the money until the first timber cut. The proceeds from this cut should cover those costs. The Selectmen are deciding whether the Land Governance Board should be phased out and become a Conservation Commission. As a Conservation Commission it would have more power and authority. However, the Albany Conservation Commission has not operated in years and one of the questions that the selectmen are considering are changing the commission’s format to a five member board from its present three members. Also, at this time the commission is appointed by the selectmen.

What is being considered is whether to have it be an elected body. The clerk’s office will be open on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Primary Day: Voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 10, for both the Democratic and Republican Primaries. Tin Mountain: On Thursday at 7 p.m. discover the mysteries of mycorrhizae (fungi) that live in the soil and are essential for the normal growth of 95 percent of all green plants. This will be presented by Dr. Michael Cline. Gibson Center: No lunch will be served on Tuesday, Jan. 10, but there will be delivery of Meals on Wheels. On Thursday, part 11 of "Fiddler on the Roof" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. World Fellowship is celebrating 70 years here in Albany. There are many repairs needed to the buildings and property. They are seeking the public’s help. If you can contribute, send what you can to: World Fellowship Center, Box 2280, Albany, NH, 03818-2280. A word to the wise from Camille

Rose. Be careful out there. There may be black ice you’re not aware of. Jack fell on the ice last week and sustained a slight concussion. He had four surgical staples put in his head that will come out shortly. Nonetheless, they do not expect this mishap to deter them from their plans. Jack attended the “kick-off ” for the Carroll County Transit Blue Loon Bus Service on Tuesday. There were about 50 people there to learn about the system and take a ride on the new bus. You might have seen a picture of people riding the bus in the Wednesday Sun. Other Albany people at the kick off were Josephine Howland, Stan and me. And, Albany has the distinction of having one of the bus drivers hailing from our town. John Cowls was hired to drive one of the buses on the new deviated routes. Here’s a real steal. You can ride the bus for free until Jan. 13 to get used to the new system. So grab a friend and take a ride to North Conway or Wolfeboro or even Laconia. Now that’s a great New Year’s present. And, here’s another gift. I won the

raffle for a free one week pass to ride the bus. It’s worth $20. I’m donating this to any Albany resident who would like to use it. Go to town hall and see Kathy if you can use this pass. There is no date on the pass, but it must be used in the same week. Where was my head when I wrote last month about the lovely Red Hat Honeybee’s Christmas luncheon? I wrote about the four Albany ladies that attended, but completely left out our Honeybee leader, Camille Rose. Not only did Camille do a great job in organizing the event, but she solicited Jack to play “Santa” and deliver the Christmas present to each of us. We all received a lovely plant for the holidays. Stan and I had a lovely New Year’s dinner at the Darby Field Inn. We toasted the New Year with a glass of champagne and enjoyed our meal. We were still home in time to watch the ball come down at Times Square. The 2012 weather is starting out fairly calm. Take advantage and get out and enjoy yourselves. Have a great week.

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Dorothy A. ‘Gail’ DeRosa Dorothy A. “Gail” DeRosa, 78, of Peabody, Mass., formerly of Lynnfield, Mass. died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at the Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield, Mass. Born in Winthrop, Mass. on Nov. 2, 1933 she was the daughter of the late George F. and Dorothy A. (Hayes) Carleton. Mrs. DeRosa was a graduate of

Everett High School, Class of 1951. She was a member of the Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield for 55 years. Mrs. DeRosa’s joy was her family. She was the wife of Arthur R. DeRosa. Mrs. DeRosa was the mother of Stacey A. MacDonald and her husband, James E., of Dover, Paige S. DeRosa-Walsh and her husband,

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Barbara Ray

Carl Owen presents Met art video tour series in activity room Monday Well, we are now into a new year and I’d like to start things off right so let me begin by clarifying something. Several people complimented me on my excellent writeup in the Gleanings for New Years. I was pleased to hear they had enjoyed the piece but the fact was I was off from work that day and never wrote an article. I checked the paper and found the Gleanings. Sure enough, there was my byline. With a bit of sleuthing on my part, I discovered the true author – our own Jill Reynolds. It really was a beautifully written piece so let me just say great job Jill. You can fill in for me anytime. With Christmas and New Years behind us, you might think things were going to slow down. No way. A group will be heading up to Jackson on Monday for the annual Wentworth Ice Sculpture competition while other folks will join Carl Owen in the activity room for his Met art video series. Belly dance classes have resumed and the bowling team will start up again on Jan. 23. You can also sign up for the Portland Pirates game on Jan. 18 or the snow sculpture exhibit on Jan. 24. There’s much more going on over the next few weeks so be sure to check the calendar of events below. Have a great week and a very Happy New Year. Monday, Jan. 9: Chair exercise class begins at 10:30 a.m. in the activity room. Board the bus at 11:20 a.m. for the Wentworth Ice Sculpture. The Met art video tours with Carl Owen begin at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. Tuesday, Jan. 10: Strength, balance and stretch classes start at 10 a.m. in the activity room. Lunch will be served at noon at our Silver Lake meal site. Both congregate meal sites are closed today. Wednesday, Jan. 11: Wii games are available 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the pool room. Game day begins at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. Care Givers support group meets at 12:30 p.m. in the social room. Thursday, Jan. 12: Chair exercise begins at 10:30 a.m. Medicare Counseling is available from noon – 1 p.m. in the dining room. One on One computer labs are available today. Call 356-3231 to sign up. The musical Fiddler on the Roof will be shown today at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. Friday, Jan. 13: The Nutrition Council will meet at 9 a.m. in the pool room. A Fleece craft bee will start at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. Strength, Balance & Stretch classes start at 10 a.m. in the activity room.

Upcoming programs Blood Pressure Clinics: On the last Wednesday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the second Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. VNS foot checks are also available on the second Tuesdays. One on One Computer Labs: On the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Call 356-3231 to reserve a spot. Fleece Craft Bees will be held on Fridays after lunch. Care for the Caregiver: A leader facilitated support group will meet Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. starting Dec. 28. Receive healthy information to build self care into your life and support to sustain this self care plan. Upcoming trips need sign ups as soon as possible so that we can purchase tickets. Call 356-3231 to reserve a spot. Elvis at Indian Head Resort: Jan 6 and 7. $104 per person double occupancy, transportation, room, tip, tax, cocktail, dinner, breakfast, dance band, Elvis Impersonator, BINGO game. Swimming pool, skating, available too. Portland Pirates: Wednesday, Jan. 18. Ticket, transportation and box lunch. $35. Snow Sculpture: See the sculptures, and then stop of cocoa and a snack to warm up. Jan. 24. $5. Portland POP’s Concert: Feb. 26. A Benny Goodman Tribute. Afternoon concert. $55. 1940s Sing Along, at the Wright’s Museum: Sunday, March 11 at 12 p.m. $13, dinner out after. Boston Flower Show: This years theme: First Impressions. Wednesday, March 14, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. $49 includes ticket, transportation and a box lunch. Dinner on own at Olive Garden. Art In Bloom: Monday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. $54 includes ticket, transportation and a box lunch. Dinner on own at Newicks’. Sea Dogs night games and fireworks: June 21, Aug. 16. $25 Overnight trips: Bermuda cruise: June 1 to 8. Prices range from $1,244 to $1,594. San Francisco and Lake Tahoe: June 7 to 13. $2,479 per person double occupancy. Boston Historic Tour: Sept. 22 to 24. $289 per person double occupancy. Branson: Nov. 8 to 12: Holiday shows galore. Four nights $1,909 per person double occupancy. Menu: Monday: hamburger hash, Tuesday: Dining room closedMOWs- tuna noodle casserole; Wednesday: ham croquettese; Thursday: sausage cacciatore, Friday: Bavarian meatloaf.

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UNH Cooperative Extension

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Financial resolutions for 2012 Financial security, the ability to meet day-to-day expenses while saving and investing for tomorrow, is a lifelong goal for most individuals and families. UNH Cooperative Extension has developed five financial resolutions to help you gain control of your finances and work toward achieving financial security in 2012. These have been developed as part of UNH Cooperative Extension’s "Making Money Work for You" financial management series developed in collabo-

ration with the More Than Wheels program. I resolve to watch where and how I spend my money. This may sound simple but it takes discipline, patience and determination to track every cent in and out but the end result is well worth it. As noted by my colleague, Karen Blass, ask yourself if the expenditures for the week or month are in line with your fundamental values, identify if you are spending money on what you need versus what you want, and

which purchases bring a sense of fulfillment in your life versus that sinking feeling when you know you have “wasted your money.” I resolve to find ways to cut personal or household expenses every week. Sometimes managing money is not about increasing your income rather it is about finding ways to trim expenses. Think about the purchases you have made over the past week. Did you really need the items or where they bought just because they were a “bargain?”

Effingham Town Column

Purchasing items on sale doesn’t necessarily mean it is a bargain if you don’t need it or it doesn’t help you achieve one of your goals. I resolve to pay bills on time and communicate with creditors before a payment is late. People who fall behind in their payments often face ever-increasing pressure to pay. The last thing someone who is finally strapped needs is for collection agencies to hound them for money. Work with your creditors see RESOLUTIONS page 40

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The Freedom Library will exhibit the works Nan White and Cindy Spencer during January, February THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, Saturday, January 7, 2012— Page 39

FREEDOM — The Freedom Library will exhibit the works Nan White and Cindy Spencer during January and February. Nan White and Cindy Spencer began their friendship through their mutual interest in art. Both were excited about this show, as it is their first duo exhibition. White passed away on Dec. 26, 2011, and was determined to have some new things framed for this exhibition. White began painting in watercolor in the early 1950s when she took lessons from Lewis Hodgkins. She was then in her late 30s. Although she was only able to work with Hodgkins for about three years, Lew would her remain her most influential teacher. She recalls her first art show in North Conway in 1962 which was held on the lawn of the Eastern Slope Inn. White was known for her landscapes which she decribed simply as “unfussy,” and won many local honors for her work. Much of what she learned from Lew she brought to the Mount Washing-

ton Valley Arts Association’s Friday Painter’s Group. Nan White and Dorothy DeMark started by painting together informally in the 1970s. Gradually they expanded to include others and to set a regular plein air painting schedule. White continued Hodgkin's tradition of having artists meet and paint in her home for many years. Today, Friday Painter's Group meets year round with Cindy Spencer currently at the helm. For more information visit www.mwvarts. org. Friday Painter's, along with Nan White’s art, is White’s legacy. White was always a proud and active member of the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association. In January of 2010 she was honored to be Mount Washington Valley Arts Association “Artist of the Month” in January 2010, approximately 30 of her paintings being exhibited. All sale proceeds benefitted the association. At the July 2011 Art in the Park, she won first prize with her painting “Tall Trees.” In recent years, Spencer has been instrumental

in exhibiting White’s work and is currently a trustee of that organization. Cindy Spencer began painting in oils as a youngster. When she moved to the valley in 1979 she was impressed by the wonderful watercolors of local artists. She began painting with Friday Painters and met Nan White. Spencer relished the opportunities to paint with and to learn from White. Nan White insisted that she was not a teacher, but had a quiet way of questioning that was, over time, helpful. “What are you trying to say?” “Where is the light coming from?” White rarely taught by showing how she did something — she usually referred to her beloved books. “Notice how Homer used red here. Notice Sargent’s ..." More of Cindy’s work can be seen on her website www. cindyspencerart.com., at most Mount Washington Valley Art shows, and at the Gallery 302 in Bridgton, Maine. Arrangements can be made to see Nan White’s artwork through the Mount Washington Valley Art Association.

Nan White and Cindy Spencer developed a friendship that extended far beyond their art. They would often meet in Nan’s living room late on Friday afternoon for “Fridays with Nan.” Sometimes they had artwork to share and sometimes not. Although White was an independent woman, she found herself in need of assistance in her mid and later 90s and Spencer visited more frequently. Spencer helped White move from her Grove Street home and adapt to nursing home life. Spencer was often seen bringing in her art for White’s latest critiques. Both women have found some of their happiest times with a paintbrush in hand and in the company of each other. Their work can be seen Jan. 3 to Feb. 29 at the Freedom Public Library. Library hours are Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursdays, 2-7 p.m.; Fridays, noon-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact the library at 5395176 or www.freedompubliclibrary.org.

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PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF TAMWORTH

PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF CONWAY

NOTICE OF Presidential Primary Election TUESDAY, January 10, 2012 AT THE TAMWORTH TOWN HOUSE 27 CLEVELAND HILL RD (END OF MAIN ST) POLLS OPEN 8:00AM – 7:00PM

The Town Clerk’s office will close at 1PM on Tuesday, January 10th for the Presidential Primary being held at the Conway Community Building 1808 East Main Street Center Conway, NH Polling Hours: 8 AM – 7 PM

Town Clerks Office will be open on Mon., Jan 9th 3-5pm to accept Absentee Ballots. Town Clerks Office will be CLOSED on Tues., Jan. 10, 2012 Election Day

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NH Circuit Court 3rd Circuit - Family Division - Conway E. Conway Rd., Rte. 302, PO Box 448 Conway, NH 03818 Telephone: (603) 356-7710 TTY/TDD Relay: (800) 735-2964 http://www.courts.state.nh.us

NH Circuit Court 3rd Circuit - Family Division - Conway E. Conway Rd., Rte. 302, PO Box 448 Conway, NH 03818 Telephone: (603) 356-7710 TTY/TDD Relay: (800) 735-2964 http://www.courts.state.nh.us

CITATION BY PUBLICATION TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

CITATION BY PUBLICATION TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS To: NICKOLAS FROST Unknown Case Number: 603-2011-TR-00009 Initial Hearing: Terminate Parental Rights A petition to terminate parental rights over your minor child(ren) has been filed in this Court. You are hereby cited to appear at a Court to show cause why the same should not be granted. Date:

February 13, 2012 E. Conway Rd., Rte 302, PO Box 448, Conway, NH 03818 Time: 9:30 am Time Allotted: 30 Minutes A written appearance must be filed with this Court on or before the date of the hearing, or the respondent may personally appear on the date of hearing or be defaulted. CAUTION You should respond immediately to this notice to prepare for trial and because important hearings will take place prior to trial. If you fail to appear personally or in writing, you will waive your right to a hearing and your parental rights may be terminated at the above hearing.

To: DANIEL PAUL MORRILL, JR Unknown formerly of and now parts unknown Case Number: Initial Hearing

603-2011-TR-00011

A petition to terminate parental rights over your minor child(ren) has been filed in this Court. You are hereby cited to appear at a Court to show cause why the same should not be granted. Date:

February 13, 2012 E. Conway Rd., Rte 302, PO Box 448, Conway, NH 03818 Time: 9:45 am Time Allotted: 15 Minutes A written appearance must be filed with this Court on or before the date of the hearing, or the respondent may personally appear on the date of hearing or be defaulted. CAUTION You should respond immediately to this notice to prepare for trial and because important hearings will take place prior to trial. If you fail to appear personally or in writing, you will waive your right to a hearing and your parental rights may be terminated at the above hearing.

IMPORTANT RIGHTS OF PARENTS THIS PETITION IS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS OVER YOUR CHILD(REN) SHALL BE TERMINATED. TERMINATION OF THE PARENT/CHILD RELATIONSHIP MEANS THE TERMINATION SHALL DIVEST YOU OF ALL LEGAL RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOSS OF ALL RIGHTS TO CUSTODY, VISITATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD(REN). IF TERMINATION IS GRANTED, YOU WILL RECEIVE N0 NOTICE OF FUTURE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING YOUR CHILD(REN).

IMPORTANT RIGHTS OF PARENTS THIS PETITION IS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS OVER YOUR CHILD(REN) SHALL BE TERMINATED. TERMINATION OF THE PARENT/CHILD RELATIONSHIP MEANS THE TERMINATION SHALL DIVEST YOU OF ALL LEGAL RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOSS OF ALL RIGHTS TO CUSTODY, VISITATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD(REN). IF TERMINATION IS GRANTED, YOU WILL RECEIVE N0 NOTICE OF FUTURE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING YOUR CHILD(REN).

You are hereby notified that you have a right to be represented by an attorney. You also have the right to oppose the proceedings, to attend the hearing and to present evidence. If you desire an attorney, you may notify this Court within ten (10) days of receiving this notice and upon a finding of indigency, the Court will appoint an attorney without cost to you. If you enter an appearance, notice of any future hearings regarding this child(ren) will be by first class mail to you, your attorney and all other interested parties not less than ten (10) days prior to any scheduled hearing. Additional information may be obtained from the Family Division Court identified in the heading of this Order of Notice.

You are hereby notified that you have a right to be represented by an attorney. You also have the right to oppose the proceedings, to attend the hearing and to present evidence. If you desire an attorney, you may notify this Court within ten (10) days of receiving this notice and upon a finding of indigency, the Court will appoint an attorney without cost to you. If you enter an appearance, notice of any future hearings regarding this child(ren) will be by first class mail to you, your attorney and all other interested parties not less than ten (10) days prior to any scheduled hearing. Additional information may be obtained from the Family Division Court identified in the heading of this Order of Notice.

If you will need an interpreter or other accommodations for this hearing, please contact the court immediately.

If you will need an interpreter or other accommodations for this hearing, please contact the court immediately.

Please be advised (and/or advise clients, witnesses, and others) that it is a Class B felony to carry a firearm or other deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625.11, V in a courtroom or area used by a court.

Please be advised (and/or advise clients, witnesses, and others) that it is a Class B felony to carry a firearm or other deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625.11, V in a courtroom or area used by a court.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT Signed: Elaine J. Lowe, Clerk of Court

BY ORDER OF THE COURT Signed: Elaine J. Lowe, Clerk of Court

December 13, 2011

January 3, 2012

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to resolve the issue. Late payments to creditors also affects your credit score. Credit scores in turn can affect interest rates on future credit purchases. Read the guidelines for your credit cards. Some credit card companies increase the interest rate when payments are late. I resolve to pay myself first and save some money every week. Saving money can help you with emergencies and periodic expenses such as car registration, holidays, property taxes and medical deductibles and co-pays. Just because you have money in your checkbook doesn’t mean you can freely spend it. Ask yourself what other bills may be coming in a few months that you need to save for. In addition, save money for retirement. You can take out a loan for a car, education or home but you cannot take a loan on your retirement. I resolve to compare cost and value of small and large purchases before making a spending decision. Investigate the cost of items you need at various local locations. Just because you can get something cheaper in Newington doesn’t mean it was a bargain if you consider the time out of your schedule and the cost of gas to get there. Check your local library for Consumer Reports and do comparisons before making a major purchase. Take the time to be a wise consumer and get the most for your hard earned money. UNH Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer, “Helping You Put Knowledge and Research to Work.” Visit the UNH Cooperative Extension web site at www. extension.unh.edu for information on a variety of topics and publications on money management. Ann Hamilton is an Extension Educator in family and consumer resources with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension in Carroll County. She can be reached at ann. hamilton@unh.edu. Contact Ann if you want to be put on the e-mail notification list for upcoming financial management programs.

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Public Notice Town of Effingham

The Board of Selectmen will be holding a public hearing to discuss accepting EECBG funding of $36,300 to install a wood pellet heating system in the Municipal Office Building. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the publie meeting room at the Municipal Office Building on School Street in Effingham Falls. For additional information, call the Selectmen’s office at 539-7770 during regular business hours.


‘Coming Home’ exhibit reception at Conway Public Library today CONWAY — The studio of Ernest O. Brown, LLC, of Conway will hold a fine arts show in The Ham Community Room at the Conway Public Library through the month of January. The show is titled “Comin’ Home, Vermont 2000-2011.” The opening reception will be held Jan. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. The library hours: are

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. Due to the closeness of the studio to the library, the artist can be available to discuss the works. Call (603) 4525222 or (802) 922-1705.

Northway Bank expands funding of Dave Ramsey program to state high schools BERLIN — A personal finance curA best-selling author and national riculum developed by Dave Ramsey radio personality, personal finance is once again being offered free of guru Dave Ramsey has become charge to high schools throughout wildly popular espousing a sensible New Hampshire as part of Northapproach to money management. The way Bank’s community outreach. Foundations in Personal Finance curThis year’s program includes 35 riculum adapts Ramsey’s principles high schools, double the number of to high school students. It consists schools that received the curriculum of video lessons, student workbooks, last year. and teacher guides covering the The curriculum, Foundations in ABC’s of personal finance, includPersonal Finance, is targeted at teens ing budgeting, investing, credit, and helps satisfy insurance — even state requirecareer planning. ments that high “We welcome Northway’s continued “The more school students grounded our be exposed to the support of education and encourage young people are basics of financial high schools to take advantage of in the principles of literacy. finance, the bank’s generosity in making this personal “We welcome the smarter they’ll curriculum available.” Northway’s conbe with their tinued support money,” said Bill of education and Woodward, presiencourage high schools to take dent and CEO of Northway Bank. advantage of the bank’s generosity “As a local community bank, our in making this curriculum available,” responsibility is to help build strong, said Virginia Barry, New Hamphealthy communities. Promoting shire’s commissioner of education. “If widespread financial education is we can help students develop good central to making that happen.” financial habits in their formative High school’s interested in learnyears, it will benefit them the rest of ing more about the Foundations in their lives.” Personal Finance curriculum should After a successful year last year, contact Rich Sidor of Northway Bank Northway Bank increased the at (800) 442-6666 ext. 4300. number of schools for which they Northway Bank proudly serves would underwrite the cost of the prothe financial needs of consumer, gram and the response from particismall business, and commercial pating schools has been tremendous. customers throughout New HampJon Judge, an economics teacher shire. As a local business with 17 at Kennett High School in North banking centers, 225 associates, Conway said, “We began utilizing and a full range of banking and the Foundations in Personal Finance investment solutions, Northway course last year as part of our ecostrives to support customers, businomics curriculum. The results have nesses, and communities as they been quite encouraging. Scores on work to achieve more rewarding our students’ exit examinations have and financially secure futures. For increased 22 percent in the category more information, call (800) 442of financial literacy.” 6666 or visit northwaybank.com.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION DW 11-224 PENNICHUCK EAST UTILITY, INC.

Petition for Approval of the Transfer of Real Estate Order Nisi Granting Petition O R D E R N O. 25,309 December 29, 2011 I. BACKGROUND Pennichuck East Utility, Inc. (PEU) is a regulated public water utility serving nearly 7,000 customers in a number of New Hampshire municipalities. On October 4, 2011, PEU filed a petition requesting authority pursuant to RSA 374:30 to transfer three parcels of land associated with its Birch Hill water system in the Town of Conway to the New Hampshire Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (NHIAF). The three properties, totaling 55 acres, are identified as lots 231-106, 231-147 and 231-148 and are located between West Side Road and the Saco River opposite the Birch Hill development. The petition was accompanied by the prefiled testimony of Donald L. Ware, President of PEU, and other supporting documents. The petition and subsequent docket filings, other than information for which confidential treatment is requested of or granted by the Commission, is posted to the Commission’s website at http://www.puc.nh.gov/Regulatory/Docketbk/2011/11-224.html. The lots were originally acquired by PEU’s sister utility, Pittsfield Aqueduct Company (PAC), in 2007 and 2008 in anticipation of installing a new groundwater supply for the Birch Hill system. PAC subsequently installed an interconnection with North Conway Water Precinct (NCWP) to obtain a source of supply for the development. The interconnection runs across two of the three lots. All three lots were later transferred to PEU as part of the transfer of Birch Hill and other water systems from PAC to PEU in docket DW 09-051. See, Pittsfield Aqueduct Company, Inc., Order No. 25,051, 94 NH PUC 701 (2009). PEU will retain a 25-foot easement along the interconnection route as required for access and maintenance purposes, but otherwise no longer requires the lots for water supply purposes. PEU proposes to sell the three properties to the NHIAF, a non-profit organization located in Conway, that will purchase the lots for $65,000 in accordance with a P&S agreement provided in the filing. NHIAF offered the highest price for the combined parcels in response to PEU’s marketing of the properties. The lands are located in the Saco River floodplain and as such are subject to certain limitations imposed by Conway zoning ordinances. NHIAF has leased the largest parcel for agricultural purposes for the past two years and, if the proposed sale is consummated, would continue to use the three properties for its agricultural and educational mission, thus satisfying the zoning requirements. The proposed sale price of $65,000 for the three parcels is slightly less than the $71,248.51 originally paid for the properties, with the difference reflecting the value of the water main easement being retained by PEU. Endorsement of the sale by the City of Nashua, required by its pending merger agreement with Pennichuck Corporation, was provided in a Resolution included in PEU’s filing. On December 9, 2011, Staff filed a letter recommending the Commission approve PEU’s request. Staff stated that it had reviewed PEU’s filing and had conducted discovery, which is attached to its recommendation. Staff noted that the water supply agreement with NCWP has a term of 20 years and is further extendable by agreement of both parties, thus providing assurance of an adequate supply. Staff also noted that the proposed accounting treatment of the transfer includes applying the gain on the sale to the current balance of the Birch Hill Capital Recovery Surcharge and is more fully detailed in the discovery responses. II. COMMISSION ANALYSIS Pursuant to RSA 374:30, “[a]ny public utility may transfer or lease its franchise, works or system, or any part of any such franchise, works, or system … when the commission shall find that it will be for the public good and shall make an order assenting thereto, but not otherwise.” In this instance the parcels proposed to be transferred are no longer needed for water supply purposes, and their sale will result in elimination of the associated property tax payments by PEU. PEU is selling the parcels to the highest bidder, the terms of the proposed sale appear reasonable, and transfer of the parcels will have no impact on PEU’s continued ability to operate the Birch Hill water system. Accordingly, we find the transfer of the three properties, subject to retaining an easement across two of the lots as described, is for the public good and approve it. While there is no indication of any opposition to the proposed sale, we will nonetheless approve PEU’s petition on a nisi basis in order to ensure that all interested parties receive notice of the proposed transfer and have an opportunity to request a hearing. Based upon the foregoing, it is hereby ORDERED NISI, that the sale by Pennichuck East Utility, Inc. of lots 231-106, 231147 and 231-148 in the Town of Conway to NHIAF is approved , subject to the effective date below; and it is FURTHER ORDERED, that PEU shall cause a copy of this Order Nisi to be mailed by first class mail to the Conway Town Clerk as well as published once in a statewide newspaper of general circulation or of circulation in those portions of the state where operations are conducted, such mailing and publication to be no later than January 8, 2012 and to be documented by affidavit filed with this office on or before January 29, 2012; and it is FURTHER ORDERED, that all persons interested in responding to this Order Nisi be notified that they may submit their comments or file a written request for a hearing which states the reason and basis for a hearing no later than January 15, 2012 for the Commission’s consideration; and it is FURTHER ORDERED, that any party interested in responding to such comments or request for hearing shall do so no later than January 22, 2012; and it is FURTHER ORDERED, that this Order Nisi shall be effective January 29, 2012, unless PEU fails to satisfy the publication obligation set forth above or the Commission provides otherwise in a supplemental order issued prior to the effective date. By order of the Public Utilities Commission of New Hampshire this twenty-ninth day of December, 2011. Thomas B. Getz Clifton C. Below Amy L. Ignatius Chairman Commissioner Commissioner Attested by:

Lori A. Davis Assistant Secretary


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HOME OF THE WEEK

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If only I’d known... BY JASON ROBIE If I knew then what I know now! There are countless experiences that we all go through which make us the educated, knowledgeable and mature people we are today. OK — I had to work on writing that with a straight face! But we have all certainly learned a lot along the roads we’ve traveled. In the world of real estate, specifically in the world of listing one’s home for sale, there are many of these lessons as well. The job of a good agent is to impart that wisdom onto their clients and, ideally, make the sales process as smooth as possible. I’d like to offer a few nuggets that might help you along the way. 1. Allow for financial concessions. One of the best ways for a deal to go south is to allow the seller to get to their bottom line price when the contract was accepted (but before the inspections). Inevitably the buyers will want to have a few items fixed or replaced. If the seller is already at their “rock bottom” price, they will be less likely to budge from that number and potentially let the buyer walk away. At the very beginning of the listing, and definitely during the price negotiations, keep in mind the cost of repairs that might be required by the buyers after the inspections and use that buffer as your actual “rock bottom." 2. Continually estimate the closing costs. It's pretty discouraging to work a couple of months with documents, the title company, inspectors, appraisers and banks only to have your seller gasp at the final closing costs. An up-front itemization of closing costs based on the expected selling price is not just helpful, but absolutely necessary. Then, if the negotiations have moved the final price around, do some further estimating. Being over-prepared is never a bad thing and this should help eliminate or ease the sticker shock at the closing table. 3. Determine exactly what is going with you. Typically, the buyer will do a walk-through of the property just before closing to inspect the home. They want to be sure it's reasonably clean and in the expected and agreed upon condition. To avoid any last-minute problems, make sure the sellers have itemized the materials that are staying with the house. When going through your home, just make sure everyone agrees (in writing) on anything they would want to take that a reasonable buyer would expect to remain, including light fixtures, doors, etc. This is a great place to avoid any assumptions. We have seen deals nearly fall apart over a 50-dollar mirror. If it is in writing, there are far fewer questions. 4. The property disclosure is not a sales brochure. In New Hampshire we have a requirement to disclose property condition information. This is not the place for sellers to be thinking of what will look good to a potential buyer. Facts are facts. Sellers should be honest and detailed in their disclosure of problems with the home. If they know about it, disclose it. If they're not sure, they can say that too. When an inspector uncovers an obvious problem that they should have known about but didn't disclose, the buyers are going to be thinking, "What else didn't they tell me?" see ROBIE page 43

Live in style by the Saco This week’s Home of the Week is a three-bedroom contemporary located on Rebecca Lane in Conway.

CONWAY — This is a truly distinctive home with enviable views of the Saco River and stairs down to a private beach. An open floor plan creates a graceful flow. The living room has a beautiful stone fireplace, hardwood floors and cathedral ceiling. Granite counters and custom cabinets lend a touch of elegance and warmth to the kitchen and dining area. And the sunroom overlooks the river. The master bedroom has a tiled bath, which includes a Jacuzzi tub and a shower. Sliders lead out to a deck, with a beautiful view overlooking the Saco. Two more bedrooms can accommodate family and/or guests. And, there's a den for comfort and privacy. This 10-room home also features a wet bar and a three-season room. Peaceful grounds and easy-to-maintain landscaping create an enjoyable atmosphere. A two-car garage will keep the snow off your cars in the winter, and ward off the hot sun during summer. A shed provides a tidy place to keep all the tools and outdoor equipment. And, a huge, stepoff deck makes for a fantastic area to entertain, barbecue and enjoy a soak in the hot tub. This home was designed for comfort and fun. Quality construction, attention to detail and numerous upgrades can be found in just about every nook and cranny of this interesting, contemporary residence. With 200 feet on the beautiful Saco see HOME page 43

There is a stone fireplace in the living room.

A huge deck is great for barbecuing — and hot tubbing.


Stabilizing housing market is key to economic recovery WASHINGTON — Stabilizing and restoring the health of the housing market is critical to a broader economic recovery, according to a white paper released yesterday by the Federal Reserve Board. Many of the issues and recommendations outlined in the paper support key principles established by the National Association of Realtors to help revitalize the housing industry and economy. The white paper, "The U.S. Housing Market: Current Conditions and Policy Considerations," calls for increased lending to creditworthy home buyers and more loan modifi-

ROBIE from page 42

5. The role of the agent is to provide a smooth and happy closing. But don’t hold your breath! As we talked about before, nearly all real estate deals run into hiccups along the way. One of my favorite brokers told me, the goal is to overcome these issues “behind the scenes” and keep the deal moving forward to closing. Sometimes it's things you can take care of, and sometimes they're beyond your ability to control or correct. Sellers should be prepared for annoyances and even deal-killers. No deal is guaranteed until the ink is dry at closing. The role of an agent is to facilitate a solution or find someone who can. An educated client is a happy client. Setting the correct expectations from the beginning can help a ton. 6. Be out of the property on time.

HOME from page 42

River, and private frontage just steps away from your home, it's difficult to match the amenities of this fine home. Fish, swim, canoe or tube right in your own backyard. Easy access to skiing, golf, the mountains and everything North Conway has to offer makes this

cations, mortgage refinancings, and short sales to reduce the rising inventory of foreclosed homes and help stabilize and revitalize the housing industry; an approach long recommended by National Association of Realtors to help spur the housing market recovery. “As the nation’s leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR knows that a strong housing market recovery is key to the nation’s future economic strength,” said association president Moe Veissi, brokersee RECOVERY page 44

Laws and customs in differing areas will determine seller move-out and buyer move-in deadlines. It is important for sellers to understand when they need to be completely out of the home and surrender the keys. Tenants can throw a bit of a wrench in the works, but if they are kept in the loop throughout the transaction, there will be fewer problems for sure. You can imagine the situation of the excited buyer’s (owner’s) moving van showing up and the sellers are still removing their furniture. A little information goes a long way and keeping all parties informed will certainly help smooth things over through the whole transaction. Hopefully these little nuggets will help you in your next deal! Jason Robie is a staff writer for Badger Realty in North Conway. Phone number is (603) 356-5757. the perfect home for the family that loves to have fun. Lindsey Maihos of Coldwell Banker Wright Realty in Conway is the listing agent for the home, which is priced at $424,900. She can be reached at (603) 447-2117 Ext. 312 or lindsey@househunternh.com. Website: www.wrightrealty.com

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This architect-designed home has been nicely upgraded. 3+ bedrooms, 4bathrms, a large deck with views of Mt. Washington and the Giant’s Stairs. 2car garage a big plus. Make this your primary or second home! Community well--apprx. $102/year. $298,500 (MLS 4067273)

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This 4BR/3.5 bathroom end unit offers a terrific Jackson location--esp. for Wildcat and Jackson XC skiers. Phenomenal private swimming hole on the Ellis River, plus tennis courts. The spectacular Presidentials just up the road! $137,500 (MLS 4061362)

Nestled Between Attitash & Bear Peak

This nice, level building lot, with 3-BR septic approval, can become your “base camp” for skiing, hiking, mountain and road biking, plus whitewater kayaking and canoeing. $79,000 (MLS 4069110)

220 Cow Hill Road, Bartlett NH

This newly built/fabulously appointed ski home on Attitash enjoys spectacular views, and is a short walk to the ski trail. An awesome place for vacation gatherings of family and friends. Its value cannot be beat! $725,000 (MLS 2649094)

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owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. “Improving access to affordable mortgage financing for qualified home buyers and investors and aggressively pursuing more loan modifications and short sales is necessary to help re-energize the housing market and spur an economic recovery.” The pendulum on mortgage credit has swung too far following the housing downturn. According to the 2011 National Association of Realtors' Member Profile, 34 percent of Realtors reported that the most important factor in limiting their clients’ ability to buy a home was difficulty in obtaining a mortgage. While NAR supports responsible and strong underwriting standards, unnecessarily tight credit restrictions are keeping many qualified home buyers from purchasing homes, which could help absorb excess inventories of homes in foreclosure. “Creditworthy consumers continue to have difficulties securing affordable financing despite their proven ability to afford the monthly payments,” said Veissi. “Expanding financing opportunities to qualified buyers could help reduce distressed property inventories, minimize the negative impact those homes have on local markets and restore vibrant housing markets and neighborhoods.” To prevent further foreclosure inventory increases, National Association of Realtors also urges lenders to take more aggressive steps to modify loans and keep struggling families in their homes. Significantly reducing monthly mortgage payments will help more families remain current on their mortgage and allow them

Mt. Cranmore is more exciting than ever with $7 million in improvements, and this sunfilled townhouse: 2 BR’s plus large sleeping loft, 21⁄2 baths, fireplace, porch, efficient gas heat, patio looking out to Kearsarge Brook. Steps from the lifts in the winter and the nice pool in the summer.

to remain in their home, reducing the impact of foreclosures on local home prices. For homeowners who are unable to meet their mortgage obligations, NAR has urged lenders and servicers to quickly approve reasonable short sale offers so these people can avoid foreclosure. The short sale process can be time-consuming and inefficient, and many would-be buyers end up walking away from the transaction. “Loan modifications and short sales help stabilize home values and neighborhoods, and limit the losses incurred by lenders, the federal government and taxpayers, which is good for everyone,” said Veissi. The Fed paper also addresses converting foreclosed properties into affordable rentals. National Association of Realtors supports reducing the barriers that prevent owner-occupants and small investors from accessing financing, such as opening the Federal Housing Administration 203(k) program to investors. National Association of Realtors also believes these efforts are best made by local entities that understand the challenges of the local community and will respond to renters’ needs. In addition, National Association of Realtors is concerned about proposed bulk sales of distressed properties and believes that every effort should be made increase liquidity for consumers and small investors since bulk sales will likely result in greater losses for taxpayers and have a more negative impact on housing values. The National Association of Realtors is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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CONTEMPORARY STYLE HOME on a two and a half Acres of land on a Cul-De Sac. Three bedrooms, 11⁄2 bath, attached garage and a paved driveway. Lots of real nice touches, custom kitchen cabinets, wood ceilings, 6’’ pine flooring and a brick fireplace in the living room. Fryeburg Academy School system. MLS# 4055713......................$189,500 — LAND — RIVERFRONT ACREAGE IN BARTLETT, NH. 24 Acres with about 880’ on the Rocky Branch River and 830’ of paved road frontage with electricity at the street. Some fields, good soil types. Fairly level ground. Close to Attitash Ski Area. MLS# 4038601........................................................................................................$184,000 ENJOY THE MOUNTAIN VIEWS from this acre plus lot on a paved road with underground utilities just a few minutes away from Conway & North Conway Villages. MLS# 4116390.........................................................................................$44,500

Ranch style home with 2-car garage on .75 acres on Birch Hill. Private/Separate Water System. Main floor is open with split bedrooms (master bedroom suite w/bathroom on one side of house and two bedrooms and a bathroom on opposite side). Large stone gas fireplace in living room and flat screen TV. Mudroom entrance, Finished DRY basement with second living room, office and bedroom. House is being sold furnished (Thompsonville furnishings). Vinyl siding and easy, easy maintenance. House is located on a quiet, one way street surrounded by National Forest filled with biking/ walking trails, and within 5 minutes to North Conway.

Currently listed for a quick sale at $229,000 firm.

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Spectacular, panoramic view of the Mount Washington range.

Tastefully furnished, turn-key condo ready for yourself or renters. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a very large living room/dinning area. Heat with gas, electricity, or a wood stove. Conveniently located near StoryLand and several ski slopes with many hiking and X-C trails, or head downtown for some boutique or outlet shopping, entertainment and fine foods. Enjoy peace and tranquility on your patio after a day of activities.

$157,500. For sale by owner, call: 617-361-8555.


Existing-home sale up in November WASHINGTON — Existing-home sales rose again in November and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. Also were periodic benchmark revisions with downward adjustments to sales and inventory data since 2007, led by a decline in for-sale-by-owners. Although rebenchmarking resulted in lower adjustments to several years of home sales data, the month-to-month characterization of market conditions did not change. There are no changes to home prices or month’s supply. The latest monthly data shows total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include singlefamily, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 4.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.42 million in November from 4.25 million in October, and are 12.2 percent above the 3.94 million-unit pace in November 2010. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors’ chief economist, said more people are taking advantage of the buyer’s market. “Sales reached the highest mark in 10 months and are 34 percent above the cyclical low point in mid-2010 — a genuine sustained sales recovery appears to be developing,” he said. “We’ve seen healthy gains in contract activity, so it looks like more people are realizing the great opportunity that exists in today’s market for buyers with long-term plans.” According to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage fell to a record low 3.99 percent in November from 4.07 percent in October; the rate was 4.30 percent in November 2010; records date back to 1971. National Association of Realtors president Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami, said

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housing affordability conditions have set a new record high. “With record low mortgage interest rates and bargain home prices, NAR’s housing affordability index shows that a median-income family can easily afford a median-priced home,” he said. “With consumer price inflation rising by more than 3 percent this year, consumers are looking to lock-in steady payments by taking out long-term fixed-rate mortgages. However, the problem remains that some financially qualified families who are willing to stay well within their means are being denied the opportunity to buy in today’s market by the overly restrictive mortgage underwriting situation,” Veissi said. An elevated level of contract failures continues to hold back a broader sales recovery. Contract failures2 were reported by 33 percent of National Association of Realtors members in November, unchanged from October but notably above a year ago when it was 9 percent. Contract failures are cancellations caused by declined mortgage applications, failures in loan underwriting from appraised values coming in below the negotiated price, or other problems including lower conforming mortgage loan limits, home inspections and employment losses. Also released are benchmark revisions3 to historic existing-home sales. The 2010 benchmark shows there were 4,190,000 existing-home sales last year, a 14.6 percent revision from the previously projected 4,908,000 sales. For the total period of 2007 through 2010, sales and inventory were downwardly revised by 14.3 percent. The revisions are expected to have a minor impact on future revisions to Gross Domestic Product.

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Snow Report

Tom Eastman

Snowmakers make the most of the cold temperatures BARTLETT — Friday's snow — albeit light — combined with the good cold temperatures for snowmaking these past few days to help ski areas get more trails open heading into the weekend. Snowmakers were able to work from mid-week through Friday to lay down lots of snow, according to Marti Mayne, publicist for the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. According to Accuweather, temperatures were expected to climb for Saturday into the low 40s with partly cloudy skies forecasted, with partly sunny and colder weather for Sunday, making for a good weekend for alpine skiers and riders.

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The Conway Daily Sun, Saturday, January 7, 2012