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Several ski areas still operating for diehards BY TOM EASTMAN THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings — or stops skiing. Which means that for areas still operating such as Bretton Woods, Cannon, Loon, Waterville Valley and Wildcat, she’s whooping it up with full operatic gusto and still hitting the high notes this snowy first week in April. Bear Notch Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center in Bartlett remains the last touring center in the state to be open. Monday’s wet snowfall added slightly to Friday’s April Fool’s spring storm. Local cooperative weather observer Ed Bergeron said 6/10ths of an inch of snow had fallen as of noon Monday in North Conway to add to Friday’s 4.5 inches. The snow total for the season stands at 83.2 inches of snow, just shy of the 31-year average of 83.6. The snow has stayed longer than skiers in many cases, but diehards are continuing to head to the slopes to enjoy what many are describing as mid-winter conditions — in early April.

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A pedestrian walks in the light precipitation in downtown North Conway Monday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

Custodian fired for allegedly accessing computer porn says he was framed BY ERIK EISELE THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

MADISON — The former head custodian at Madison Elementary who was fired because someone accessed pornography websites from his computer says it wasn’t him and that whoever did it is still working in the school.

“It’s all a bunch of lies,” said Richard Marmen. “I completely denied it because I didn’t do this.” The school board voted to fire Marmen in early February, three months before his contract would have expired, after another custodian alerted administrators to numerous porn-site visits on the computer’s browser history.

But Marmen says he never looked at porn at work. He suspects the custodian who turned him in, John Stankiewicz, set him up. “He’s always resented I got the [head custodian] job,” he said. “From day one we didn’t get along.”


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Teens speak up for lack of faith

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Every other Wednesday, right after school at 2:45, the newest club at Rutherford High, the atheist club, meets in Room 13-211. Last Wednesday, Jim Dickey, the president, started out by asking his fellow student atheists (there are a few agnostics, too) whether they wanted to put together an all-atheist Ultimate Frisbee team for a charity event. Club members discussed what to do about Faith Week. Rutherford High’s two Christian clubs will be sponsoring a series of before-school prayer circles around the flagpole this week, and several of the atheists felt a need to respond in some way. “We can set up informational tables near the flagpole and do our own speeches,” said Michael Creamer, the atheists’ faculty adviser, who suggested waiting a few weeks. “Remember, we’re not trying to be confrontational; this will be a counterpoint.” The Christians and atheists at Rutherford High get along better than some might expect. Joshua Mercer, a senior, who is president of Ignite, a Christian club, and Jim, the atheist president, are close friends. They love comparing philosophies, and giving each other a hard time. “We like to go to Taco Bell together,” Joshua said.


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Japan releases radioactive water into ocean TOKYO (NY Times) — Tokyo Electric Power Company began dumping more than 11,000 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Monday, mostly to make room in storage containers for increasing amounts of far more contaminated runoff. The water, most of it to be released over two days, contains about 100 times the legal limit of radiation, Tokyo

Electric said. The more contaminated water has about 10,000 times the legal limit. The effort would help workers clearing radioactive water from the turbine buildings at the damaged reactors, making it less dangerous to reach some of the most crucial controls for their cooling systems, which were knocked out by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11. The hopes are that the cooling

systems can be revived and bring the plant back under control. But the pumping effort is not expected to halt, or even alter, the gushing leak from a large crack in a six-foot-deep pit next to the seawater intake pipes near Reactor No. 2. The leak, discovered Saturday, has been spewing an estimated seven tons of highly radioactive water an hour directly into the ocean; attempts to trace and plug it have so far failed.

BREGA, Libya (NY Times) — As rebel fighters made modest gains on Monday against the main body of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces in the oil town of Brega, a senior rebel leader criticized NATO for bureaucratic delays that he said put civilian lives at risk and complicated efforts to advance against the Qaddafi forces. “There’s a delay in reacting and lack of response to what’s going on on the ground, and many civilians have died and they couldn’t react to protect them,” the official, Ali al-Essawi, the foreign policy director of the National Transitional Council, said in an interview on Monday in Rome. Mr. Essawi said the problems began after NATO took charge of the air campaign from the United States, Britain and France, and that he now foresaw a long, drawn-out battle with NATO at the helm. “They took the command, they will make it long,” he said in an interview at the Community of Sant’Egidio, a liberal Catholic group active in diplomacy.

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U.S. Forest Service rescues Dad found not guilty of man off Lion Head Trail speeding with wife in labor BY CRAIG LYONS THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

PINKHAM’S GRANT— The U.S. Forest Service Monday rescued a man off the Lion Head Trail after he fell during his descent from Mount Washington. While hiking with a group of people a man, who the U.S. Forest Service didn’t have any identifying information about, slipped, fell and collided with a tree during his descent from Mount Washington along the Lion Head Trail, according to Justin Preisendorfer, a snow ranger for the forest service. The man was believed to have suffered injuries to his upper leg and hip, though the U.S. Forest Service wasn’t sure of the full diagnosis. Preisendorfer said he’s not sure what caused the man’s fall. After the fall, other members of his hiking party called 911, at 10:40 a.m., and went to a first aid cache on the trail to start delivering care before authorities arrived, said Preisendorfer. U.S. Forest Service snow rangers with help from the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Harvard Mountain-

eering Club responded to the scene, packaged the man up, performed a technical rescue, took him down the trail and to the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center, said Preisendorfer. An ambulance then transported the man to the hospital, though Preisendorfer said he’s not sure where the man was taken for treatment. The rescue operation took nearly three hours. The man’s fall occurred about two miles from the Pinkham Notch visitor’s Center. Lion Head Trail follows the ridge that makes up the north wall of Tuckerman Ravine, according to the AMC’s “White Mountain Guide.” It adds the trail is often used as another route along the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, since it begins and ends on that trail. The guide states that Lion Head Trail serves as an alternate route up Mount Washington when parts of the Tuckerman Ravine Trail are closed due to snow or ice. The guide adds that the trail is considered the least dangerous when heading up Mount Washington during the winter months.

MANCHESTER — A Londonderry father who was clocked at 102 mph while rushing his pregnant wife to the hospital was found not guilty of speeding Monday in Manchester District Court. John Coughlin was accused of going 102 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 293 on Sept. 18. State Trooper Francisco Vicente testified Monday that his radar clocked Coughlin going 47 mph over the speed limit around Exit 1, and he began to follow him. Coughlin called 911 while the trooper was behind him and told authorities that he was trying to get his wife, Angela, to Catholic Medical Center. When Coughlin got off at exit 5, the

trooper got in front of him and was able to block traffic at the stop lights and escort him to the emergency room. Baby Kyle was delivered minutes after they arrived at the hospital. After Trooper Vicente helped Angela Coughlin into a wheelchair, he told John Coughlin to go enjoy the moment with his wife and later gave him a ticket. The defense called Angela Coughlin as a witness. She testified that her water broke during the trip to the hospital, and she told her husband that the baby was about to be born. Judge Jay Boynton told Coughlin that he was driving too fast but agreed that, under the circumstances, his actions were justified. —Courtesy of WMUR

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5 Fryeburg Historical Society Meeting. The Fryeburg Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street. There will be a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. followed by guest speaker Lisa Williams Ackley, staff writer for The Bridgton News who will talk on “Covering Fryeburg for The Bridgton News Over The Years.” Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend. Formore information contact Diane Jones at (207) 697-3484 or email at Regional Coordination Council Organizational Kick-Off Meeting. Coordinated Transportation Solutions partnered with North Country Council and Lake Region Planning Commission will be hosting a kick-off meeting at 3 p.m. at the Community Action Program Offices at 448 Mountain Highway in Tamworth. The focus is to improve the public transportation options and availability for residents and visitors in Carroll County. All members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of public transportation are encouraged to attend and provide their input. For more information about the meeting, contact Mary Deppe of the North Country Council at (603) 444-6303, or Mike Izard at the Lakes Region Planning Commission at (603) 279-8171. African Drumming. Michael Wingfield, noted African drummer and teacher will be visitng students at valley schools this week as part of Arts Jubilee’s Music in the Schools program.He will be at the following locations: Tuesday, April 5, at Bartlett School at 10-11 a.m., and John Fuller 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 6, at Pine Tree School at 10-11 a.m., Conway Elementary at 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 7 at Madison Elementary, with a performance at 10-11 a.m. and at the school’s invitation, he has been invited to remain in Madison for their school production of “Lion King” on Thursday afternoon; and Friday, April 8 with a performance at Freedom Elementary at 10-11 a.m.

ton Valley. The workshops, which provide an in-depth review of chamber benefits and marketing opportunities along with on-site assistance with updating chamber member business listings on the Chamber’s website, as well as a chance to exchange marketing ideas, are held from 10 a.m. to noon at Granite State College in Conway, and include coffee refreshment and White Mountain Cupcakery cupcakes. Space is limited; for information, call 356-5701, ext. 302 or e-mail North Country Camera Club. The North Country Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Kennett Middle School in Conway (use back door, there is plenty of parking). The program for today is the second half of the New England Camera Club’s Circuit Show (Open Category). See the club website www. for details. Huggins Hospital Community Forum. Huggins Hospital will host a Community Forum titled “What does today’s health care mean for you and your local hospital?” at 5:30 p.m. at the new Kingswood Arts Center. The guest speaker will be Steve Ahnen, president of the N.H. Hospital Association. Dave Tower, president of Huggins Hospital, will discuss the impact of health care changes and state budget issues on Huggins Hospital. This event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the office of marketing and development at 515- 2094 or visit the website at African Drumming Michael Wingfield, noted African drummer and teacher will be visitng students at valley schools this week as part of Arts Jubilee’s Music in the Schools program. He will be at the following locations: Wednesday, April 6, at Pine Tree School at 10-11 a.m., Conway Elementary at 1:302:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 7 at Madison Elementary, with a performance at 10-11 a.m. and at the school’s invitation, he has been invited to remain in Madison for their school production of “Lion King” on Thursday afternoon; and Friday, April 8 with a performance at Freedom Elementary at 10-11 a.m.



Loss and Recovery Support Group. A Loss and Recovery Support Group will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at The Met, beginning March 23, and will run for six weeks. Research shows that a structured group process aimed toward recovery from loss of a loved one can significantly enhance one’s quality of life. All are welcome to join. No registration necessary. For more information call Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County at 356-7006. Seminar On Rotator Cuff Injuries. Dr. Anthony Soriente will give a free educational seminar about the rotator cuff and its injuries at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Washington Valley Chiropractic 16A Applecroft Lane, in Center Conway. Everyone is welcome. To reserve a seat or fo more information call (603) 447-2244 or e-mail Coffee, Cupcakes & Communication. Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is presenting marketing sessions designed to provide business members with marketing tools to help them grow their business in the Mount Washing-

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school theme of the study of multicultures, “will be our culminating activity for our trip to Africa.” The visit to area schools will conclude on Friday, April 8, with a performance at Freedom Elementary at 10 to 11 a.m. Michael Wingfield is a performer and teacher from Portland, Maine, with more than 25 years of experience. He interactively imparts the spirit and history of the African diaspora in ways that speak to today’s issues of diversity. Along with conducting scores of residencies at schools throughout New England, Wingfield was taken on by the Healing Arts Initiative to present at venues such as Crotched Mountain, Vermont Veteran’s Home, and Tewksbury Hospital. Director of the ensemble Cabildo as well as rotating adjunct for Bowdoin College’s World Music Ensemble, Michael’s performing credits include Flora Purim and Airto, Sun Ra, Richie Havens and the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Michael’s love of traditional rhythm and folklore transports his audiences from cultural appreciation to cultural engagement. Parents and friends of the schools are invited to view any of these performances.


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Interpretation of law is grossly inaccurate To the editor: On Wednesday, March, 30, a letter, written by Mr. Henry Spencer, was published in this paper claiming that I and Rep. Norman Tregenza egregiously conspired to violate the state’s Right to Know Law (RSA 91. A) I submit Mr. Spencer’s interpretation of the statute is grossly inaccurate. Accordingly, I find his accusations repugnant, offensive, distasteful and deserving of an immediate retraction and apology. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Furthermore, along with an enlightened view of the statute in question, I suggest he familiarize himself with the “Electronic Communications Privacy Act 18 U.S.C. 2510.” RSA 91.A states in part: “For the purpose of this chapter a meeting means, the convening of a quorum of the membership of a public body contemporaneously.” The term “Meeting” shall not include: “A caucus consisting of elected members of a public body of the same political party who were elected on a partisan basis at a state general election.” A social or other encounter shall not constitute a meeting if no official decision is made. The weekend straw poll I took was not discussed among a quorum. What’s more, all of the individuals I polled are of the same political party, elected on a partisan basis, at a state general election. Or, in other words, a caucus, which is not considered a meeting, nor subject to RSA 91.A The straw poll I attempted to do over the weekend related to the $350,000 requested for nurses’ overtime at the county nursing home. I explained that such a figure was inflated and unfair to the taxpayer. I recommended

that the figure be reduced to $100,000 and that the county commissioners be urged to instruct department heads to be more conservative when it comes to overtime. I stated that if the support was not there I would not make the motion. Much ado was made about Rep. Tregenza’s mail as well. I can assure you, his mail was 100 percent more benign than mine. Also, similar to mine, his was not discussed among a quorum and was sent only to caucus members. Mr. Spencer made uncalled for comments relative to Rep. Tregenza’s note wanting to know to whom his mail was forwarded to. I wonder if that could have been to ensure that his mail remained within the legal parameters of a caucus. Under each of the points of law, mentioned above, Rep. Tregenza’s communication, as mine, would not be considered a meeting and therefore, not subject to the dictates of RSA 91.A Therefore, as a matter of principle, I shall demand that the private e-mails in question, in accordance with the “Electronic Communications Privacy Act 18 U. S. C. 2510” be removed from the public record. Finally, let me say this. I shall continue to e-mail and telephone my colleagues at will. If at any time, decisions are made, a quorum is reached, or in some other way the conversation becomes, in my opinion, subject to RSA 91.A I will make such conversations available to the county clerk so that they may be added to the official record in accordance with RSA 91. A Otherwise, I shall exercise my constitutional right of free speech as I deem it to be. Rep. Frank McCarthy Conway

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The most acrimonious local political $8 million (rounding upward to account for season in living memory has reached the nonunion teachers), so $400,000 in raises home stretch. None of us will regret its amounts to five percent overall. Our teachend, but the process is so confounded that ers won no new contract either of the past it may not really end on April 12. two years, but it was not the voters’ fault Political territoriality and reckless decithat the union demanded more than most sions have so muddled the school debate people thought reasonable. The raises they that most voters no longer really underlost by asking too much are gone with the stand the questions facing them. That conwind (as are the astronomical insurance fusion works to the advantage of the school premiums we paid out), and the union lobby, since it allows should not be reimthe teachers’ union bursed for them now. and their allies in the The real confusion began when the Few residents who are Coalition for Educaprivately employed school board refused to heed the tional Excellence to have seen raises over “educate” their respec- 10-percent rule, and restored all 11 per- the past three years, tive members on an cent of the budget committee’s recom- or will see their lost effective strategy. The raises made up for by mended reduction. general public, mean5-percent increases if while, has (as yet) no the local economy ever organizational counrecovers. terpart, and organization often beats overAs an aside, a teacher friend informs whelming numbers. Coalition adherents me that teachers on maternity or paterwho recently deplored low voter turnouts nity leave enjoy district-paid benefits only will likely rejoice to see equally low parfor the first year of each of their two-year ticipation next Tuesday, so long as they leaves, rather than through both years. I prevail. assume his information is accurate, so The real confusion began when the I’m happy to offer that clarification to last school board refused to heed the 10-perweek’s column, but that hardly erases the cent rule, and restored all 11 percent of the objection to an extraordinary benefit that budget committee’s recommended reducsome teachers have exploited to the hilt tion. Because the Department of Revenue — thereby consigning their students to a Administration is likely to reduce the year, or two, or three, of substitute teachbudget enough to enforce the 10-percent ers. The surrender or significant curtailrule, the school board’s action left its own ment of that provision would have made budget in doubt and jeopardized every this contract less repugnant, but only an single special warrant article. Then Mike administrative reduction in the faculty DiGregorio proposed saving the school could actually make it palatable. board from its own recklessness by voting The only hot topic on the town ballot against the board’s budget, to invoke the will likely be the hiring of extra police. much-higher default budget. That would The selectmen have already worked one assure the school district as much spendnew officer into the regular budget, and ing money as possible. The school board two more are proposed in a special article. dared not officially sanction that ploy, but Considering some of the more absurd calls is there anyone gullible enough to believe appearing on our police blotter, the departthat the school board, the teachers’ union, ment might do well to implement its proand the “coalition” will not choose the highvisional plan of not responding to minor est possible budget? complaints. Can we afford a small army of Those voters who resent the school police, just to chase down nouveau truants board’s obstinacy, or anticipate the immiand investigate all the suspicious characnent loss of state and federal subsidies, ters, strange sounds, and odd smells that or have simply had enough of shoveling terrorize our increasingly paranoid popumoney into a stalled and bloated system, lation? have no choice but to vote for the school Alternatively, we might consider chargboard’s budget, and hope that DRA does ing those who make irresponsible calls its duty. The same disaffected voters can for assistance, just as hikers are billed for only compensate for the extravagance of the cost of rescue missions arising from their own stupidity. Similar assessments the DiGregorio scheme by voting against against 9-1-1 addicts might simultanenearly $800,000 in special articles — ously discourage frivolous police calls and including the teachers’ contract, the cost of enhance revenue. Giving the practice a which outweighs the purported savings by nice, friendly name would save hurt feelnearly $150,000. ings. We could call it the Nanny Surcharge. The average Conway teacher reportedly earns about $42,000, and there are 180 William Marvel lives in South Conway. teachers in the union. That comes to about

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Do you agree with DiGregorio’s strategy to vote for the default budget? Thirteen people responded to this week’s Tele-Talk Question: “Do you agree with DiGregorio’s strategy to vote for the default budget?” Four people agreed to the strategy; six people did not agree. It was not my suggestion or my idea to vote against the operating budget for the school district. Since I had heard others talking about this strategy, I did find it important to ask, and get a commitment from the Conway School Board that they would not spend any more tax dollars than was approved at the deliberate portion of the school meeting. Regardless of how I feel about the budget committee or the school district, I feel very strongly the voters need to keep this battle out of the court system. In an effort to stop the fighting, between two governmental agencies I urge all voters in the town of Conway to vote NO on the Conway School District’s operating budget. Michael DiGregorio. The real backstory to the concern about litigation over the school budget is that in spite of foreknowledge of the 10 percent state rule, the inept and ineffective budget committee proceeded through meetings and special meetings without regard for the law and behaving as if their time has no value, as proven by their worthless deliberations resulting in this “vote no to vote yes” choice. These idiots ought to be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. Will the school board challenge the state in court? Who cares. Then entire process has been marred by false threats, obfuscation and public buffoonery. What a swell example of public non-service by a bunch of self-interested fools. I agree with Mr. DiGregorio. His leadership is sound regarding this budget vote issue. If the school board’s proposed budget gets voted in, the Department of Revenue Administration will almost certainly invoke the 10 percent rule, then the likelihood is strong that the school board, the budget committee and perhaps the Department of Revenue Administration will all end up in court, possibly risking up to $30,000 of local taxpayers’ money. What a waste of time money and personnel that would be. Vote for the default budget, avoid the courts, save money. Trust the school board to return the money. They have

a history of returning hundreds of thousands of dollars to the taxpayers year after year. Vote smart. Vote default. This is Ed in Tamworth. This is Curt Tinker in Center Conway. I think DiGregorio’s strategy is good and I think they should keep the $190,000 because they need it to support the educational programs in this town. No way. He wants to pay $190,000 to save $20,000? Besides the school board threat of going to court may not materialize. And if they do, they may lose. In any scenario it would never cost $190,000. I think Mr. DiGregorio’s strategy is plain stupidity and cowardly. It should go to court. I think that whole meeting was a farce, the worst I’ve ever seen, even though I totally back the schools in education. I think the way the moderator handled that there was a disgrace, letting all these people insult all these people on these boards. There was no courtesy and I have complete disrespect for the whole cottonpicking mess. No I do not agree and I’ll tell you why: If the school board and the budget committee were not so fearful of the teachers’ union — particularly the thugs in the union, all supported by the messiah — if there was not such fear of these people and their bullying tactics, particularly this horrible teachers’ union, then the community would have a decent budget and would vote it up or down, there would be no problems. It’s all fear from the Obama thug union — the NEA. In order to answer this question one must start back at the deliberative meeting. This was the worst-run meeting that I have ever attended. I normally try not to attack individuals, but in this case, it all boils down to the fact that the moderator lost control of a very important meeting and didn’t know how to get that control back. The first mistake was made when the school board made a motion for a budget 11 percent above the recommended budget committee figure. I feel if the school board had stuck to 10 percent rule, that we would not be in the mess that we are in today. Regardless of how you feel about the budget, committee, they acted within their rights to do as they did. They felt that an adequate education could be provided with the figures they brought forward. Mike DiGregorio must have been out

to lunch when he made his suggestion that the school board would give back $190,000 if people voted for the default budget. This would be a terrible mistake to go to the polls thinking that this would happen. This is the first time that we as voters are going to the polls and we don’t have a clue what we are voting on or what the outcome will be. We don’t known even as we vote what the DRS will approve as a final budget figure. Will the DRA rule to go back to a figure that meets the 10 percent rule? Will they order us to have another ballot vote once they know what figures we will be working with? I know for me that I have a very bad feeling about this and find it interesting that we go to the polls to vote on April 12, but no one knows for sure just what we are voting for. Patricia Swett, Center Conway. No, I do not agree! Forget about DiGregorios’ strategy. The real story is the fact that the school board would even consider wasting taxpayer money in going to court. McLauchlan should immediately resign from the school board. She is offensive! Nelson, his cohorts, this school board, and this newly formed coalition are unbelievable. They refuse to even justify their outrageous budget with truthful, factual data. They simply play politics. Furthermore, they have arrogantly thumbed their noses at the budget committee’s recommendations. If the DRA implements the 10 percent rule the school board should suck it up and move on. They don’t care about the elderly on fixed incomes. They don’t care about low income families struggling to survive. They don’t care about the unemployed. They don’t even care about higher education. Publicly they will say it’s all about the children. I’ll tell you what it’s all about: their salaries, their raises, their benefits, their pensions! Marvel is right; more can be done with less! Contrary to what the “schoolies” want you to believe, conservatives care deeply about our children and their education, they simply want fiscal responsibility, financial accountability, intelligent curriculum, and meaningful results. Voters beware, there are some people running for budget committee who claim to care about the taxpayer, but they have a hidden agenda; and it’s not about fiscal responsibility. Two of them have already dropped out due to conflict of

interests. Find out who the conservatives are and vote them in! You can start by giving your vote to William Marvel and Linda Teagan. What Mike DiGregorio now proposes is naïve, immoral, unethical and most likely illegal. Thankfully, the school board members led by Klement and Janine have said they will stand by the budget they first proposed rather than agree to this cockamamie scam. This guy needs to tend to his business as a selectman instead of continuing to poke his nose where it doesn’t belong. Oh, by the way, Mike, if you think people would not spend more money if it was there for them to spend, then I’ve got a nice bridge I’d like to sell you. Nauseated. Conway. Approval of the proposed school board budget would likely result in a series of costly lawsuits, with no assurance that existing academic programs would be fully funded. Voting NO on the school board budget, will be voting YES to the default budget, which would be the best option to fully fund the original school board budget and avoid lawsuits and arbitrary cuts by the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration. Both sides of the debate must see that the default budget is the best option for the community to take at this time. But, moving forward, we need to take a close, analytical look at staffing levels, student / teacher ratios, the need for three elementary schools, some form of pay to play, and the teams at the Middle School. But those decisions must be made based on good data and consensus among the stakeholders, not by blind slashing of budgets. Paul Mayer. Money and more money. Why don’t they SAVE money by cutting out all the extras and getting back to the “3 Rs?” This country was built in the 19th and first half of the 20th century by men who were taught only the “3 Rs”. For the benefit of many recent high school grads, the “3 Rs” are reading, writing, and arithmetic. This is Ralph in Eaton. Mike, where do you find the confidence that the school board will “turn back the $190,000 from the default budget, when the question of the 2010 surplus funds of $800,000 went unanswered at the last School Board meeting? Do you still speak for the school board?


I will provide extremely knowledgeable insight to our schools from the viewpoint of an experienced educator To the editor: I am John Skelton, candidate for Conway School Board. With 33 years as a valley resident and educator, 20-plus years as a Conway homeowner, and countless hours spent inside Conway and area schools, I am supremely qualified and knowledgeable to serve this community well as a member of the Conway School Board. Since committing to run, I have been inside all five Conway schools, talked to

three principals, numerous students, teachers, taxpayers and community members. I have spoken with Conway Budget Committee members and SAU 9 and SAU 13 Board members. As a Conway School Board member, I will provide: extremely knowledgeable insight to our schools from the viewpoint of an experienced educator, new ideas, means to reduce spending while improving educational quality, personal honesty, integrity and communication.

By fall 2012, Conway should be running four of its current five schools, with no sacrifice and significant gains to programs and quality of education. For long term success and fiscally responsible management of our school system, this can be done prudently in the next 15 months and create budget reductions for the long term future, and a leaner, more efficient system which is sustainable with our tax base. I look forward to appearing on Valley

Vision, hopefully with all other candidates, in a forum for Conway School Board candidates to further explain my plans for Conway schools in the near future. The Valley Vision executive director is working to put this in place. Or, I may see you at the transfer station, the supermarket, around our schools and in our community. Please vote in this important local election on April 12. John Skelton Conway

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Definitely producing Ivy League material To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of the excellent education my children have received in this valley. My son George was the salutatorian of Kennett High School Class of 2009. He attends Princeton University and is enrolled in the School of Engineering and Applied Mathematics. One of his Kennett classmates is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. As you can see Mr. Marvel, the “spanking-new facility” you belittle is definitely producing Ivy League material. Many of George’s classmates are also attending well-known, prominent colleges. As a sophomore at Kennett, George scored very well on the biology SAT test. His only exposure to biology before that test was in Kennett’s advanced biology class. At Princeton he had strong grades in chemistry telling his dad and me that he had learned much of the material at Kennett in his advanced chemistry class. He definitely has had limited help from his dad and me. George is the first in both our families to attend a four-year college. Everything George learned before college, he learned at Kennett High School and the Josiah Bartlett School. We realized two years ago that as more and more high school graduates choose to attend college, the competition for admittance has become fierce. If you factor in the impacts of the socioeconomic profile of the valley along with the competition from elite high schools, it is extremely difficult for our graduates to win admittance to top colleges. During my son’s senior year at Kennett, an off-campus interview was arranged for George for a well-known college. When the interviewer for the New Hampshire area realized that George was not a Phillips-Exeter candidate, he refused to interview him. This is what our children are up against. The elite private schools and wealthy public schools have enormous influence over college admissions. Not only do these schools strive to ensure that they meet their admittance quotas to top colleges, but they make certain that their students are afforded educational opportunities that only a few Kennett students will ever experience. Our daughter Vicki is presently a senior at Ken-

nett and, like her classmates, is nervously anticipating the long-awaited college acceptance letters. Wherever she chooses to attend, I know that she will be as prepared as her brother when she goes off to college in the fall. Vicki has excelled academically and athletically at Kennett. She and 23 of her classmates recently received the NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award that requires high school seniors to have a B+ grade point average, letter and participate in two varsity sports, participate in community service and serve as role models to their peers. Many of her classmates have not only excelled academically, but also in the many extracurricular activities offered at Kennett. Nationally, 70 percent of high school graduates go on to either two or four-year colleges. Kennett’s Class of 2010 had 84 percent of its graduates go on to post-secondary education. It seems to me that Kennett is doing a very good job of encouraging our children to further their education by supporting so many of them to take the SAT tests and by holding financial aid nights aimed at making families aware that higher education can be affordable to all. The United States continues to lose ground worldwide in all areas of education. Mr. Sordi of the budget committee wants us all to “share the hurt.” The budget committee’s slash and burn policy is hurting the children of this valley, the ones who don’t yet have a voice in the community. Colleges are not only looking for students with good grades, but they want individuals that will contribute to that college’s community. The colleges are looking for committed students who participate in activities such as athletics, the arts and community service. We owe it to our children to provide the opportunity for a quality education that not only includes academics but the extracurricular activities needed to make them college material and well-rounded citizens. I believe that we have found that opportunity at Kennett High School. I would personally like to thank the Kennett High School teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, staff, coaches and volunteers. Karen Weigold Glen

Report from Concord

Karen Umberger

Constitutional amendments We have had a very busy last two weeks down in Concord. We met for three days the week of March 14 and two days the week of March 28. At the beginning of the session we establish deadlines for bills to be acted upon. March 17 was the deadline to act on all bills that did not go to a second committee, except budget bills. The result was we had over 250 bills that required votes by the 17th. Committees had been holding hearings and working on bills since early January. It never fails that lots of bills are on the calendar just before the deadline and this year was no different. There were 149 bills on the Consent Calendar. Individual Representatives removed 15 bills. The bills removed from the Consent Calendar are taken up once the Regular Calendar is completed. Some examples of the bills removed were HB 549, relative to driver’s license reexaminations. The committee had recommended ought to pass. This bill eliminates the requirement for all persons reaching the age of 75 to retest in order to keep their license. Following the debate the bill passed. HB 573, relative to the administration of certain pain relief medications by a school nurse was recommended by the committee as inexpedient to legislate. The committee had determined that this bill was not necessary as school nurses are allowed to administer certain over the counter medications providing the medications are included in school policy and providing there is parental consent. A motion was made to table the bill and it passed. The first bill we considered on the Regular Calendar was CACR 9, relating to parental rights. Providing the state shall not abridge the responsibilities of parents for health, education, and welfare of their children. A CACR is a constitutional amendment –concurrent resolution. The bill must pass the House by a three-fifths vote of the entire membership. To pass the House there needed to be 239 votes in favor of the Constitutional amendment. The first vote to be taken was on the Committee’s recommendation of inexpedient to legislate. The vote was 148 in favor and 183 opposed the motion failed. If you agreed with the committee’s recommendation you voted yea and if you did not you voted nay. Representatives Chandler and Umberger voted yea and Representatives McCarthy and Pettengill voted nay. A motion was then made ought to pass. An amendment was offered and it passed 219 in favor and 117 opposed. The amendment only required a majority vote. The motion on the floor was now ought to pass with amendment. Once again a roll call vote was requested. The vote was 212 in favor and 128 opposed the motion failed. Representatives Chandler, McCarthy and Pettengill voted in favor and Representative Umberger voted nay. Although a majority of the House voted in favor of the bill it did not pass because it failed to reach the 60 percent required for passage. A motion was then made to table the bill the vote was 221 in favor and 117 opposed. The motion failed as it required a 60 percent majority to table. A motion was then made to reconsider the bill. It failed 158 in favor and 186 opposed. This was an exciting start to our three days in session. The second Constitutional amendment we consider during the session was CACR 12 relating to funding of public education. The motion was ought to pass as amended. Again 239 Representatives had to vote in favor of the amendment in order for it to pass the House. The vote was 252 in favor and 113 opposed. All four of your representatives voted in favor of the CACR. The text of the Constitutional amendment is as follows: In fulfillment of the provisions with respect to education set forth

in Part II, Article 83, the general court shall have the authority and full discretion to define reasonable standards for elementary, and secondary public education, to establish reasonable standards of accountability therefor, and to mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity. Further, in the exercise thereof, the general court shall have full discretion to determine the amount of, and methods of raising and distributing, State funding for education. This CACR will now go to the Senate for public hearings and a vote in the Senate. I should point out that the Senate has also passed a CACR dealing with education which will come to the House for a public hearing and a vote. A third Constitutional Amendment Concurrent Resolution CACR 6 came before the House for a vote. This amendment was in relation to taxation. The CACR requires a three fifths vote on any bill to increase the rate of taxes and fees. The motion was ought to pass with amendment. There was very lively debate on this CACR as currently to increase or add a new tax or fee only requires a majority vote. The vote was 234 in favor and 118 opposed. The motion failed because it did not receive the required 239 votes. Representatives McCarthy, Pettengill and Umberger voted in favor and Representative Chandler opposed. Once the CACR failed a motion was made to table the bill. It passed 341 to 14. HB 540, relative to motor vehicle inspections was recommended as inexpedient to legislate by the Committee. The bill would change vehicle inspections from every year to every two years. There was some interesting debate on the bill. The vote on inexpedient to legislate failed on a vote of 126 in favor and 210 opposed. Representatives Chandler and Umberger supported the Committee’s recommendation of ITL and Representatives McCarthy and Pettengill opposed. Once the bill was defeated a motion was made of ought to pass. The motion passed 243 in favor and 101 opposed. Representatives McCarthy and Pettengill voted in favor and Representatives Chandler and Umberger opposed. The Committee’s recommendation was overturned. HB 457 reducing the interest rate on late and delinquent property tax payments, subsequent payments and other unpaid taxes. The Committee recommended inexpedient to legislate. The bill was to change the interest rate on delinquent taxes from 12 to 6 percent and after a lien is put on the property for unpaid taxes to change the rate from 18 to 9 percent. The first vote was by division, each representative pushes yes or no but how each person voted is not recorded. The vote was 133 in favor and 176 opposed. The motion failed. A new motion was made of ought to pass. This was accomplished by a voice vote and it passed. I have highlighted only the Constitutional amendments and two bills where the House overturned the committee’s recommendation. There was much debate on the many other bills, numerous roll call votes were requested, a couple of bills were returned to the committee and several bills were tabled. If you have specific questions on any of the bills that were voted on please don’t hesitate to call or send me an email at karenu@ncia. net and I will get back to you. Karen Umberger is a state representative for Carroll County District 1 representing Conway, Bartlett, Jackson, Hart’s Location, Hale’s Location and Chatham. She lives in Conway. E-mail her at

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Stankiewicz declined to comment on Marmen’s accusations. School officials are also keeping quiet. “I can’t speak on that matter,” said school board chair James Curran. “It’s a personnel matter.” The computer was inside the custodian’s office, which most people had access to, according to a report from the closed-door school board hearing Marmen got before he was fired. He and two other custodians all used the same computer, and they all accessed it using the same password. Marmen only used the computer to check the weather, order supplies and check his e-mail, he said. The time signatures on the web pages corresponded to when Marmen was working, but Marmen alleges they were changed to make him look guilty. Someone could have changed the time on the computer to make it look like the sites were accessed when Marmen was working, the school’s IT technology director told the school board, but it wouldn’t be easy. The person would have to know how to do it, he said, and it would leave a trail. The other custodians probably weren’t computersavvy enough to hide it if they did it, he said. But there is still a hole in the school board’s logic, according to the attorney who represented Marmen at the hearing. “They couldn’t demonstrate it was Mr. Marmen,” said James LaFrance. “There were several people with access to the computer.” But the school board hearing isn’t governed by the “innocent until proven guilty” axiom that governs legal cases, he said. But that fact doesn’t alleviate Marmen’s frustration. “How can you terminate me me if you’re not even sure if I Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

downloaded these images?” Marmen said. “You can’t terminate someone on an assumption.” Marmen was away on vacation in early December when Stankiewicz reportedly opened the browser history and stumbled on the porn sites. Stankiewicz immediately reported it to Madison Elementary principal Brian Ernest. “As with any personnel matters, they’re strictly confidential,” Ernest said. The school put Marmen on paid leave right away and set up a hearing for Feb. 1. Superintendent Jay McIntire recommended the school board fire Marmen for two reasons: for accessing inappropriate material on a school computer, and for reporting he was working while surfing porn. “I obviously can’t comment on a personnel matter,” McIntire said. The time stamps convinced the school board it was in fact Marmen who accessed the sites. They did not believe Stankiewicz had the “sophistication” to pull off the frameup Marmen accused him of, according to the school board’s report from the hearing. But even if it wasn’t Marmen who accessed the sites, the school board would have still let him go. “The board further finds that even if Mr. Marmen did not access those images, he is responsible for those images,” the report said. The reason? The school’s Internet use policies: “Account owners are ultimately responsible for all activities under their accounts.” Marmen didn’t log out of the computer in his office, the board said, which he shared with others and was available to almost anyone, so he should be held responsible. “I was set up and virtually thrown under the bus,” Marmen said. “I’m not ashamed of anything. I’m not lying.”

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Sunapee’s projected closing is April 10, Waterville Valley is shooting for April 11, while Bretton Woods, Cannon and Loon’s projected closings are April 17. As of Monday, Sunapee had 38 of 65 trails; Waterville had 42 of 52; Bretton Woods had 88 of 102; Cannon had 70 of 72; and Loon had 48 of 56. Wildcat closed Monday and Tuesday, with more spring snow falling on Monday to add to last Friday’s April Fool’s 8-plus inch storm, but is to re-open Wednesday. Wildcat is to be open daily through April 19, and will be open Friday through Sunday Easter Weekend, April 22-24, and will be open Friday through Sundays after that as long as the snow holds up and skiers keep coming, according to marketing director Thomas Prindle. Wildcat currently has 50 of 50 trails open, with a season snowfall total as of Monday of 220 inches, well above the average of 200, Prindle said. Bear Notch Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center is planning on going at least until April 10, and hopes to make it to April 17, according to Doug Garland. “We’ve got great skiing. We’re Two youngsters wait for their parents to go into Zeb’s in downtown North Conway telling people to come on up,” Monday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO) said Garland. Bretton Woods Ski Touring, Great Glen Trails the in-town resort since it was purchased by the Outdoor Center and Mount Washington Valley owners of Jiminy Peak last June. Ski Touring all closed for the season after Areas are closing with fantastic conditions as Sunday. Jackson Ski Touring closed the prior the demand for late-season skiing lessens among weekend, but groomed the Hall Trail and part of the primary marketplace of southern New Engthe Ellis River Trail over the weekend for a visit land. by the Eastern Ski Writers Association. Attitash, for example, closed for the season A donation box was left for those who wanted Sunday with 99 percent of its terrain open. to use the trails and help the non-profit center. Cranmore, Black, King Pine and Shawnee “It costs us $3,000 a night to have our four Peak in nearby Bridgton, Maine, all closed for groomers out doing our network. We still had the season March 27 — with plenty of snow still plenty of snow, but we had run out of skiers,” said on their trails. Jackson Ski Touring Foundation executive direcShawnee had tried to pre-sell 500 tickets to tor Thom Perkins, who hosted the ski writers’ have been able to re-open this past Saturday, association meeting with Cranmore marketing but only sold 34, according to marketing direcdirector Kathy Bennett. tor Melissa Rock, who said at this late point in Writers were given a free ride Friday night the season, skiers are flocking to such renowned on Cranmore’s Mountain Coaster following a springtime fun areas such as Sunday River, reception at the remodeled Arlberg Lodge, both which hosted its Bust ‘n Burn event this past among the $6 million in improvements made by weekend.

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Five candidates for three school board seats CANDIDATES

There are five candidates running for three three-year seats on the Conway School Board. Candidates include incumbents Rick Breton and Janine McLauchlan; Alana Starkey, who was appointed last summer to a vacancy; and Melissa Stacey and John Skelton. Election is April 12.

Rick Breton

• Tell us as much as you’re comfortable with about your family, work, history in Conway, including volunteering, committee work, or past positions held as public official. “I’ve been married to my wife, Mary Ann, for 21 years. We have two daughters: Caroline, a sophomore at Kennett High School, and Meghan, a freshman at Lesley University. I’ve lived in Conway for 27 years and have been employed as a financial advisor by A.G. Edwards/Wachovia Wells Fargo for the last 15 years. I have been a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 46 in Conway for 12 years. I’ve held a Conway School Board post for three years and served on board committees including school facilities, school transportation and Project SUCCEED.” • Why are you running? “I’m running in the hope of finding a common ground where the whole community can come together and coexist and continue to educate our children in the best and most economical way possible.” • What would you like to accomplish as a school board member? “A quality education is essential in today’s environment. Young men and women are competing in job markets that have become cutthroat. They need to make sure that they stand out above the others they see BRETON page 13

Janine McLauchlan

• Tell us as much as you’re comfortable with about your family, work, history in Conway, including volunteering, committee work or past positions held as a public official. “I began as a classroom volunteer when my daughter started kindergarten. That experience soon led to volunteering on the PTA, participating in various school committees, and becoming a Girl Scout leader. As a member of the school board I have participated in many committees, including budget, policy, contract negotiations, personnel, public relations, technology, co-curricular, etc.” • Why are you running? “I am running for re-election to the Conway School Board because I feel there is still a lot I can offer as a member of the board. I have enjoyed being involved in the planning and decision-making process that is the basis of our education system. I feel that I bring an honest and common-sense approach to all decisions and would like to continue to offer my service to the district.” • What would you like to accomplish as a school board member? “I would like to make sure that every student in the district has the opportunity for a great education and that every taxpayer feels that their tax money is being spent wisely.” • What specific skills do you feel you bring to the position? “One of the most important see McLAUCHLAN page 14

John Skelton

• Tell us as much as you’re comfortable with about your family, work, history in Conway, including volunteering, committee work, or past positions held as a public official. “Conway homeowner 23 years; valley resident 32 years. B.A. Dartmouth College. M. Ed., Plymouth State. Kennett High School social studies teacher, 1979-93. Educator. Writer. Coach. Current Kennett Middle School substitute coordinator and substitute teacher; will resign if elected. “Wife Jody is CEO of Carroll County YMCA and director of YMCA Camp Huckins for Girls. Two sons are KHS graduates: James ‘06, Springfield College, ‘10; Michael ‘08, Lasell College ‘13. Daughter Rebecca will graduate from Philips-Exeter Academy ‘11. “Service work: Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club founding member, board and various positions since 1993. Volunteer work with a variety of valley non-profits during years in the valley, including: Dinner Bell, ESSC Junior Program, MWV Youth Hockey Association, Gibson Center, religious and spiritual organizations service work. First entry to public office.” • Why are you running? “I am running for school board because I feel gratitude for a public education from a supportive town that provided excellence in my first 12 years of schooling, at a cost and efficiency which was sustainable by the community. Conway and the valley face challenges which see SKELTON page 15

Melissa Stacey

• Tell us as much as you’re comfortable with about your family, work, history in Conway, including volunteering, committee work, or past positions held as a public official. “Have five children, three in the Conway School District. Budget committee chair and Family Support Council chair.” • Why are you running? “Felt the children needed an advocate.” • What would you like to accomplish as a school board member? “To reestablish a relationship with the town and to help retain the school budget at a fiscally responsible level while not hurting education.” • What specific skills do you feel you bring to the position? “Totally familiar with the budget forms and committee rules and make up.” • How do you plan to balance the needs of the (town, school, police department) with the needs of the taxpayers? “By keeping in mind what is needed but not forgetting what is the backbone of this town.” • Will you be supporting the school board budget ($33 million) or the default budget (roughly $190,000 more than the school budget)? “I have not made that current decision.” • The current school see STACEY page 12

Alana Starkey • Tell us as much as you’re comfortable with about your family, work, history in Conway, including volunteering, committee work, or past positions held as a public official. “I have lived in the valley for the last 26 years. Both my children have gone through the SAU 13 and SAU 9 school system. My daughter is currently a sophomore at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and my son is a junior at Kennett High School. I served on the Madison School Board for two terms. “I have been a registered critical care nurse for 25 years and currently work in ASU and PACU in the operating room at Memorial Hospital. I volunteer at the Animal Rescue League here in town.” • Why are you running? “I am running for school board because I ran last year and received over 500 votes but did not secure my position. Having been voted in by the current board when Kelley Murphy’s position became available last summer, I’m just getting my feet wet and would like to continue to advocate for the students, educators and residents of Conway to provide a well-rounded education to our students, support the teachers and administrators of our fine schools at a cost that our residents can afford, which is not easy in this economy. I feel very lucky and privileged to work as a team member with Ms. McLauchlan, Mr. Klement, Mr. Davison, Ms. White, Ms. Breton and Ms. Brydon.” see STARKEY page 16

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STACEY from page 11

budget is $33 million. How much more do you think the town should spend on the school system in the next five years? “I don’t know that they need to spend more but find out-of-the-box ways to deliver it. • Would you have supported the budget committee’s recommended 11 percent cut to the school budget or any cut? “No. • In your opinion what’s the single most important factor that makes a school great? “The children.” • What do you think can be done to improve communication between the school board and the budget committee? “People working to help understand everyone’s perception.” • Do you feel there are any areas within the school budget that can or should be cut? Please explain. “Yes, I feel we need to start finding more grants and go after them. In that area I would support hiring a full-time grant writer.” • With enrollment dropping across the district would you support closing a school? “No.” • Much has been made about the team teaching approach at Kennett Middle School where there are currently four teams. Principal Kevin Richard has stated the time to cut a team of teachers would be when enrollment dropped below 300

students. The projected enrollment next year is below 290 students. Should we cut a team, or what would you do? “Yes, but I also feel that we need to see how this would affect the educating going on in the middle school.” • The district currently offers an expanded course offering to the extent that hip-hop and fashion management are offered. Is there a course (s) that you would like to see offered at the high school? “Depends on the enrollment.” • What do you think our school district should offer for an education? Is it more than the old days of reading, writing and arithmetic? “I think we need to keep the core but also look for the future.” • How do you feel about the N.H. House of Representatives this week passing a bill that will lower the dropout age from 18 down to 16 with parent consent? “We will be back to where we have already been. I think it’s a step backwards.” • Budget committee member Ray Shakir was booed out of the annual school meeting for suggesting there should be limits on the amount of money spent on special education students. Do you agree or disagree with his position? “No I think Mr. Shakir is a person who needs to sit through the IEP (individual education plan) process and realize what goes in to educating a child with special needs.”

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are competing against, and they can’t do this unless they are properly educated. We need to make sure that our standards of education remain current with the changing times. We need to keep technology updated and all of our teachers well informed. We need to accomplish all of this with little or no expense to the taxpayers, and that will not be an easy task.” • What specific skills do you feel you bring to the position? “As a financial advisor with over 1,000 active clients, my financial and communications skills are put to the test every day. Prior to becoming a financial advisor, I was a building contractor and the knowledge gained from that experience helps in discussing and making recommendations regarding our school, facilities, repairs and maintenance.” • How do you plan to balance the needs of the (town, school, police department) with the needs of the taxpayers? “Everyone needs to communicate on a level playing field. Once this is accomplished, we can begin to set our strategies in the hopes of being unified in our decisions.” • Will you be supporting the school board budget ($33 million) or the default budget (roughly $190,000 more than the school budget)? “The school budget.” • The current school budget is $33 million. How much more do you think the town should spend on the school system in the next five years? “Obviously, with the economic conditions we face today increases must be kept to a minimum, or better yet have none at all. This being said, we also need to stay up to date with all of the current changes to technology and education. If money needs to be spent, we should try to find cuts to help defray expenses. I feel

we should strive for a zero-increase budget over the next few years and include only those increases that are beyond our control.” • Would you have supported the budget committee’s recommended 11 percent cut to the school budget or any cut? “No. If they had proposed a realistic figure, I would have considered supporting it depending on how and where the cuts were proposed.” • In your opinion what’s the single most important factor that makes a school great? “As school is great with a combination of quality teachers, a solid administration and a great bunch of children willing to learn.” • What do you think can be done to improve communication between the school board and the budget committee? “It has to start from scratch. The incoming board and the budget committee have to sit down together right away and develop a plan together in the hopes of never having anything happen like this current situation what we find ourselves in.” • Do you feel there are any areas within the school budget that can or should be cut? Please explain. “All of us can stand to lose a little bit of weight from time to time. Yes, I do feel there is a little fat that could be trimmed. I also feel that it’s the administration’s job to do the trimming because they know where the monies are best spent. Financial responsibility is a large task and a constant battle. We

all hope that one day the battle will be won, but it can only be won by working together.” • With enrollment dropping across the district, would you support closing a school? “We have touched on this subject before. We have had committees research this. If closing a school would remedy all of our problems, it would be an easy decision. At this time, I would not support the closing of any school. Though, if enrollments continue to decline, we would have to reopen this subject and do whatever we have to in order toy keep our budget in check.” • Much has been made about the team teaching approach at Kennett Middle School where there are currently four teams. Principal Kevin Richard has stated the time to cut a team of teachers would be when enrollment dropped below 300 students. The projected enrollment next year is below 290 students. Should we cut a team, or what would you do? “If enrollment for the 2011-2012 is in fact below 300, I would support the reduction of one team.” • The district currently offers an expanded course offering to the extent that hip-hop and fashion management are offered. Is there a course (s) that you would like to see offered at the high school?

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McLAUCHLAN from page 11

skills I bring to this position is experience. In addition, I am honest, fair and reliable. I also approach all issues with an open mind.” • How do you plan to balance the needs of the (town, school, police department) with the needs of the taxpayers? “As individuals, we constantly look for ways to balance our needs with our wants. As a school board member, that balance is expanded to reach all community members in our school district. I want to be sure that we are delivering a great education along with a budget that is efficient, fair and affordable.” • Will you be supporting the school board budget ($33 million) or the default budget (roughly $190,000 more than the school budget)? “I will be supporting the budget that the school board originally proposed and presented to the budget committee.” • The current school budget is $33 million. How much more do you think the town should spend on the school system in the next five years? “There are so many factors that make up the school budget it is hard to say how much money needs to be allocated over the next five years. Ideally, I would want to be able to maintain a great education without undue burden on the taxpayer.” • Would you have supported the budget committee’s recommended 11 percent cut to the school budget or any cut? “As the school board representative to the budget committee, I did not support the 11 percent cut to the school budget.” • In your opinion what’s the single most important factor that makes a school great? “The students. If the students are not engaged and enthusiastic about their school and with learning, no school, no matter what is offered, will ever be successful.” • What do you think can be done to improve communication between the school board and the budget committee? “I think it would be beneficial for budget committee members to attend regular school board meetings (which take place twice a month) so that they can stay current with what is happening in the schools.” • Do you feel there are any areas within the school budget that can or should be cut? Please explain. “If we continue to face increases in health insurance premiums and reductions in state aid, we may need to find alternative ways to fund certain programs.” • With enrollment dropping across the district would you support closing a school? “If the enrollment numbers continue to drop, yes, I would support closing a school. However, I would want to be sure that no student would have to accept anything less than a quality education as a result of the closing.” • Much has been made about the team teaching approach at Kennett Middle School where there are currently four see next page

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teams. Principal Kevin Richard has stated the time to cut a team of teachers would be when enrollment dropped below 300 students. The projected enrollment next year is below 290 students. Should we cut a team, or what would you do? “I would not be in favor of cutting a team until the actual enrollment drops below 300 students and Mr. Richard has had a chance to develop a viable teaching alternative to the four-team approach at the middle school.” • The district currently offers an expanded course offering to the extent that hip-hop and fashion management are offered. Is there a course (s) that you would like to see offered at the high school? “I think we always need to be open to new ideas and stay current with the needs of the students.” • What do you think our school district should offer for an education? Is it more than the old days of reading, writing and arithmetic? “Our students are facing a great deal of competition for college placement, scholarships, career opportunities, etc. In order for them to have the proper tools to take on these challenges, they deserve an education that supports their goals.” • How do you feel about the N.H. House of Representatives this week passing a bill that will lower the dropout age from 18 down to 16 with parent consent? “I believe it should remain at 18.” • Budget committee member Ray Shakir was booed out of the annual school meeting for suggesting there should be limits on the amount of money spent on special education students. Do you agree or disagree with his position? “I disagree.”

SKELTON from page 11

potentially mean that less of an education will be provided for future students than I was privileged to receive. I have a firm grasp of local issues and will present creative, fiscally prudent solutions to our educational challenges.” • What would you like to accomplish as a school board member?

“1. Change the tone and quality of public discourse surrounding our schools and financing issues by providing openness, honesty and integrity, foresight and long-term vision. “2. Promote a top-quality public education for all students of all abilities in our schools, while improving efficiencies and providing fiscal prudence. “3. Encourage a man-

agement style which is open, empowering and engaging the support of all elements of community.” • What specific skills do you feel you bring to the position? “Knowledge of our schools, community and children drawn from experience inside all Conway schools, at extracurricular events, in a wide variety of community events and

functions. An educator, not a politician. Open communicator.” • How do you plan to balance the needs of the (town, school, police department) with the needs of the taxpayers? “Get a handle on the big picture: Conway is supporting five physical structures, and the student population could be superbly educated in four.

By a rational school merging, closing one building, the related infrastructure, substantial portions of administration, and limited teaching position reductions, great taxpayer and real savings from economies of scale which will be sustained into a future with stable or declining enrollments. Closed school should be see SKELTON page 16

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sold with proceeds to offset taxes or provide bond-payment reductions.” • Will you be supporting the school board budget ($33 million) or the default budget (roughly $190,000 more than the school budget)? “I will abstain. As a Conway citizen, I am appalled to be presented with school budget options which require a decision that is removed from Conway voters to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, lawyers or the Attorney General.” • The current school budget is $33 million. How much more do you think the town should spend on the school system in the next five years? “Through closing a school by fall of 2012, thus reducing administration, custodial needs, and maintenance funds, and selling of the capital asset of one school, future annual school budgets for the next five years should be less than $33 million. “Also, selectively prudent reductions of teaching positions attained through a) more classroom teaching load by some middle school teachers and more student instructional time by some high school teachers, and b) small increases in class size averages. The school board will be in improved position to create a more attractive salary structure for teachers. Fewer teaching positions, at higher pay/position, keeping overall salary and benefits costs in control.” • Would you have supported the budget committee’s recommended 11 percent cut to the school budget or any cut? “No.” • In your opinion what’s the single most important factor that makes a school great? “Outstanding teachers and support personnel working directly with students who possess great teaching skills and who are empowered and passionately committed to positively impact students.” • What do you think can be done to improve communication between the school board and the budget committee? “Earlier and more frequent direct interaction between boards (not e-mails or letters). Consistent representation at each others meetings and joint meetings.” • Do you feel there are any areas within the school budget that can or should be cut? Please explain. “See above: one school and related costs, administration reductions, economies of scale.” • With enrollment dropping across the district would you support closing a school? “Yes.” • Much has been made about the team teaching approach at Kennett Middle School where there are currently four teams. Principal Kevin STARKEY from page 11

• What would you like to accomplish as a school board member? “As a school board member I would like to continue to support positive communication between all taxpayers in Conway through data, intelligent discussions without fear or intimidation resulting in a positive outcome for an excellent education for each child in Conway and sending towns.” • What specific skills do you feel you bring to the position? “Skills I bring are listening to residents of the town and sending towns. Working in the community I can listen

Richard has stated the time to cut a team of teachers would be when enrollment dropped below 300 students. The projected enrollment next year is below 290 students, should we cut a team, or what would you do? “I would not presume to manage Mr. Richard’s decision of this spring for the 2011-12 school year. Looking to 20122013, I would have early involvement in plans regarding school merging and team and class reconfigurations. Driving factors should be educational excellence and delivery of full programs.” • The district currently offers an expanded course offering to the extent that hip-hop and fashion management are offered. Is there a course (s) that you would like to see offered at the high school? “Current curriculum offerings are sufficient for a school of KHS size. Would like to see senior year projects, independent study initiatives and externships type of programs expanded. In extracurriculars, a chess club will be needed at KHS, continuing the interests of current KMS avid chess players. Also academic extracurriculars should be promoted whenever possible, for example: math team, debate club, science team, Youth in Government.” • What do you think our school district should offer for an education? Is it more than the old days of reading, writing and arithmetic? “More than reading, writing and arithmetic. Schools have always provided more than that. In the second decade of the 21st century, public schools must incorporate technology education, both to educate efficiently and in a manner to prepare modern citizens, learners and contributors to community. Education should be appropriate to the needs of all learners, providing appropriate levels of challenge for the wide array of students served in our schools, from those with severe challenges to those with superb gifts and talents.” • How do you feel about the N.H. House of Representatives this week passing a bill that will lower the dropout age from 18 down to 16 with parent consent? “This is a decision which should fall under parental prerogative.” • Budget committee member Ray Shakir was booed out of the annual school meeting for suggesting there should be limits on the amount of money spent on special education students. Do you agree or disagree with his position? “No. Federal Disabilities Acts of 1970s were and are wholly justified. “Regarding financing issues surrounding state and federal mandates, Conway School Board should be a leading voice, through school board associations, and political activism, advocating state and federal funding to support state and federal mandated initiatives.” to the residents from all walks of life and hear their thoughts and concerns about the cost of education.” • How do you plan to balance the needs of the (town, school, police department) with the needs of the taxpayers? “You balance the needs of the town by working together as a team, not committee against committee, addressing the needs of the town, school and police department through honestly, professionalism and open communication using resources and critical thinking.” • Will you be supporting the see next page

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school board budget ($33 million) or the default budget (roughly $190,000 more than the school budget)? “I will support the current school board budget as the majority of school board members did. We tried to do what was right and lower the budget from last year.” • The current school budget is $33 million. How much more do you think the town should spend on the school system in the next five years? “How much does the town have to spend in the next five eyes does not have a black and white answer. There are many gray issues and variables. I believe the school board will keep the cost down as much as it is feasible. The gray areas we cannot control are fuel, food insurance and mandated legislation, just a few examples of what there is no controlling.” • Would you have supported the budget committee’s recommended 11 percent cut to the school budget or any cut? “No I would not support the budget committee’s recommended 11 percent cut to the school budget. In a community, the town’s committees are suppose to work with one another for positive outcomes not create an outcome of mass destruction.” • In your opinion what’s the single most important factor that makes a school great? “The single most important factor that makes a school great is the entire community. I had the opportunity to be part of a U.S. history class project with Mr. Mark Ross, Kennett High history teacher, and 31 of his students. The project was based on President Kennedy’s inaugural speech in 1961. ‘Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.’ The day was much like that cold snowy day in January of 1961. The class consisted of a group of students from different diversities. “Working together bringing baked goods, making up signs, setting up tents, making coffee, laughing, talking, respecting one another, having fun with one factor in mind, raising $505 in two hours for a young child stricken with a rare form of cancer. The people that donated to the bake sale on an average were the members of our community, the members of the fixed income population, our father’s grandfathers and retired military. Each individual that came out that day kept my faith that our community wants a great education for the children of their community. The interaction between the young and old was amazing, respecting one another, talking, having intelligent conversation. The day made me realize the majority of the voters of Conway want our students of today to succeed and become well-rounded adult members of our community of tomorrow.” • What do you think can be done to improve communication between the school board and the budget committee? “I joined the board this summer and if I could have done it all over again I would have gone to more budget meetings. But the ones I attended or watched on television is everything we teach our children not to do: bullying, disrespect, fictional information, inability to communicate with one another. I think we need to start without the basic plan tell the truth, respect one another, be professionals, and to work on the same

goals to provide a positive education for the children of today who will be the taxpaying citizens of tomorrow.” • Do you feel there are any areas within the school budget that can or should be cut? Please explain. “We have already suggested and made cuts to the school budget for this year. That is why I am promoting the current budget offered.” • With enrollment dropping across the district, would you support closing a school? “I know research has been done for this in the past which stated it was ineffective, but again the enrollment is a variable and I do not have a crystal ball to predict the future. If it comes to a point where the student population drops a significant amount, it may become reality.” • Much has been made about the team teaching approach at Kennett Middle School where there are currently four teams. Principal Kevin Richard has stated the time to cut a team of teachers would be when enrollment dropped below 300 students. The projected enrollment next year is below 290 students. Should we cut a team, or what would you do? “If enrollment drops below 300 I would take the direction Mr. Richard has suggested all along by dropping a team. Currently we have 320 students at the middle school.” • The district currently offers an expanded course offering to the extent that hip-hop and fashion management are offered. Is there a course (s) that you would like to see offered at the high school? “It is so wonderful we have such wellrounded students with so many aspects of diversity and we can provide courses that they are passionate about. Who would have thought that Kennett’s Dance Team was invited to perform in front of 17,000 spectators at a televised Boston Celtics game, and I know of a 2009 graduate who is doing her internship for Elle magazine. Go figure.” • What do you think our school district should offer for an education? Is it more than the old days of reading, writing and arithmetic? “I leave the curriculum of our students up to the current educators and administrators. I am not an educator; I only support them as a board member. They are doing an outstanding job. Why fix something that is not broken? The new classes at the high school in English are filled of real life and critical thinking and being created to stimulate young minds.” • How do you feel about the N.H. House of Representatives this week passing a bill that will lower the dropout age from 18 down to 16 with parent consent? “I am very discouraged with the New Hampshire House of Representatives passing a bill that will lower the dropout age to 16 from 18. I only can hope that our governor vetoes it. It discourages me to see the positive results of the dropout rate being so low and to change the plan I do not understand the mission.” • Budget committee member Ray Shakir was booed out of the annual school meeting for suggesting there should be limits on the amount of money spent on special education students. Do you agree or disagree with his position? “Every child has a right to an education. It is the law and our commitment as citizens of this country. As far as Mr. Shakir, if you cannot say something nice about someone do not say anything at all.”

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Brown-Locke Forest Brown and the late Betty Brown, of East Hamstead, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Jane Brown, of Methuen, Mass., to Bruce Locke, of North Conway, the son of Leo and Louise Locke, of Center Conway. They were engaged New Year's Eve. An October 2011 wedding is planned.

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Alan and Rachel Fall, of Freedom, are pleased to announce the engagement of daughter, Melissa Fall to Franz-Peter Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Turner, of Illinois, and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Poland, of Maryland. Pete surprised Melissa with the ring at the Fryeburg Fair where they celebrated with a box of popcorn in the pulling arena.Melissa is a graduate of Kennett High School and the University of New Hampshire and is currently employed as a manager in sales with Mattress Giant. Pete is a graduate of Redmond High School in Oregon and is currently employed as a police officer in Dallas. They will continue to reside in Dallas, Texas and wedding is planned to be held in Freddom on Oct. 22, 2011.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff E. F. Maynard II, of Jackson, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Mr. Benjamin S. Colby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. Colby of Willimantic, Conn. The wedding will take place on July 23, 2011 at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Ms. Maynard graduated from Kennett High School in Conway in 1999, received her undergraduate degree in biology from Smith College in Northampton, Mass. in 2003, and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2010. She is currently employed at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. Mr. Colby graduated from Windham High School in Connecticut in 1999, received his undergraduate degree in physics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in 2003, a Masters in Bioimaging from Boston University in 2009, and is a member of the class 2014 at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover.

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Their love for each other is finally uncaged, and happy to announce that Leah and Curt are finally engaged. Lillian, Tristan, and Maddie are excited to announce the engagement of their mom, Leah Amieka to Curt Hanscom. Leah is a graduate of Freeport High School and is currently employed at Banana republic as a Manager. Leah's parents reside in the Yarmouth area. Curt is a graduate of Lake Region High School and is employed at Carquest in South Paris as a Manager. Curt's parents reside in the Casco area. A spectacular September wedding is planned.

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Aubrey Mya Stout was born to Jeramiah and Leah Stout, of Effingham, Dec. 11, 2010 at 7:39 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 and a half inches long. The maternal grandparents are Laura and Gary White, of Effingham. The paternal grandparents are Cindy and Perley Ryder, of Ossipee, and Dave Stout of Ossipee.

Kennady Paige Dempsey was born to Dynasty Kelly and Travis Dempsey, of Conway, Jan. 10, 2011 at 3:20 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces. She joins Mackenzie, 1. The maternal grandmother is Wendy Kelly, of Concord. The paternal grandmother is Jane Rejda, of Manchester.

Skylah Mae Lord

Brooke Ann Blakeney

Skylah Mae Lord was born to Destinyann E. Tozier and Jonathan E. Lord, of North Conway, Jan. 5, 2011 at 11 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce. She joins Kayden E. Lord, 3. The maternal grandparents are Gwenda and Eric English and Randy Tozier, of Effingham. The paternal grandparents are Arnold Lord, of Ossipee, and Pamela and Joseph Kiesman, of East Conway.

Brooke Ann Blakeney was born to Stephanie and Jason Blakeney, of Brownfield, Maine, Jan. 13, 2011 at 2:30 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces. She joins Caitlyn Blakeney, 3 and a half. The maternal grandparents are Elizabeth Cruz and Luis Morales, of Clifton, N.J. The paternal grandparents are Diane and Tom Blakeney, of Fryeburg, Maine.

Elwood Brian McLlarky

Ava Naomi Synder

Elwood Brian McLlarky was born to Maggie and Elwood McLlarky, of Conway, Jan. 5, 2011 at 6:42 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, He weighed 8 pounds. He joins Ciarra, 13, Emily, 7, Bruce, 5, and Beatrice, 20 months. The maternal grandparents are John and Luann Michael, of Loudon, and Charles Barcus, of Fresno, Calif. The paternal grandparents are Bruce and Donna McLlarky, of Salem.

Ava Naomi Synder was born to Amanda Kay and Ryan David Synder, of Conway, Jan. 16, 2011 at 5:21 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces. She joins Noah James Synder, 5, Skylar Rayne Duvall, 4 and a half, and Logan Reese Synder, 4. The maternal grandparents are Kathy and Jeff Hoffman, of Clayton, N.C. The paternal grandparents are Sherry and Henrey Snyder, of Conway.

Brooke Marie Burke was born to Jenny Massey, of Denmark, Maine, and Harley Burke, of Fryeburg, Maine,

Brooke Marie Burke Jan. 7, 2011 at 2:41 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces. The maternal

grandparents are Tracey and William Massey, of Denmark. The paternal grandmother is Cherie Martin, of Fryeburg.


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Mark Staples

Mark Staples, 54, of Tamworth, died suddenly on Sunday, March 27, 2011 of natural causes. He was the son of Walter and Mildred Staples and the youngest of nine siblings. He grew up on Turkey Street and attended K.A. Brett School and Kennett High School. Though he spent some years living away from New Hampshire, he had been home in Tamworth for a number of years. He was a master craftsman bricklayer by trade and an avid fly fisherman. He could be found on the rivers and ponds of Tamworth and beyond when the trout were in season and was proud to have introduced his daughter and granddaughter to the sport. He also enjoyed many annual trips to Newfoundland to fish for Atlantic Salmon, but he loved his children, grandchildren and family most of all and never hesitated to lend a hand or sympathetic ear when asked. He collected antique radios, was an avid reader and trivia buff and liked to do crossword puzzles. Mark was a true man of New England, with a dry sense of humor that kept him quiet until the time was right to make his point in a memorable way. Mark is survived by his wife Yvonne; children, Nathan, Sky Ladd and her husband, Josh, and their children, Elaina and Asher, and his youngest daughter Bailey; his sisters, Mary Holladay, Barbara Meader, and Rebekah Pugh; brothers Dan, Russ and Jim as well as numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Mildred, stepmother Ginny, brother Stephen, and sister Dinah. Services will be Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Tamworth Congregational Church on Main Street

in Tamworth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Remick Museum and Farm 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth NH, 03886 in memory of Mark for the purposes of supplying loaner fishing poles to the museum’s young visitors who otherwise might not be able to participate in the sport of fishing.

Jurying date set for Lovell Arts & Artisans Fair The Charlotte Hobbs Library will be judging the work of those artists who wish to enter the 36th annual Arts and Artisans. The judging will be Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the library in

Lovell. Work must be at the library before the end of the day on Monday, April 11. The Arts and Artisans Fair will be held on Saturday, August 20. For more info, call Irene at 925-1135.


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TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE LOWER BARTLETT WATER PRECINCT QUALIFIED TO VOTE IN PRECINCT AFFAIRS: You are hereby notified to meet at the BARTLETT TOWN HALL, Town Hall Road, Intervale, Town of Bartlett, Tuesday April 12, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. for the Precinct Annual Meeting. The Budget and Warrant to be voted on at this meeting are posted at the Precinct Office and also at the Intervale Post Office and Hill’s Florist. If you have any questions, please call the Precinct Office at 356-6738. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: Richard R. Glines, Janice Spinney, James F. Rockett

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Janet Smith

The family of Janet Smith is sad to announce that in her 96th year, she passed away March 29, 2011 in perfect peace at her home in Fryeburg, Maine. In good health, she had talked with many of her family that day, had supper and a warm bath, went to bed and with her beloved dog Aubie at her feet and she fell asleep forever. Born in New Zealand, Janet married Ralph Randall Smith, U.S. Marine Corp, during World War II. She arrived as a war bride in the United States on a blacked out troop ship with her infant daughter, Marion, to join Ralph. They led a full and adventurous life, including eventually adding a son, Ralph Jr., to the family. Much of their time was spent at 23 Anawan Road in North Attleboro, Mass. and more recently in Fryeburg, Maine. The outdoors played a large part in their lives, and after several camping trips to Canada they bought property on Georgian Bay which would become a major influence. Janet believed her time “on the bay” contributed to her envious longevity. Even after Ralph Sr’s passing in 2006, she continued to spend up to four months with family and friends at the cottage. Sad to see her go are her daughter, Marion Wheeler and husband, Don, of North Bay Ontario, Canada and their family, Andrew Wheeler and his wife, Tanya, and their children Sierra, 8, Ella, 6, and James Wheeler and wife, Rebecca, and son, Calvin, 7; her son, Ralph Smith Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of North Fryeburg, Maine, and their family, Meghan Smith, Allison and Randy Jones and Jennifer Smith; her brother, Bob McVie, and numerous nieces and nephews in New Zealand, with whom she had visited on many occasions; she is also remembered fondly by her many friends who have sent kind comments on her life as they learned of her passing. Janet’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were a special joy to her. And she will be very pleased that Aubie will remain in the family with James, Rebecca and Calvin. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. in her

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Today is Tuesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2011. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union; co-defendant Morton Sobell was sentenced to 30 years in prison (he was released in 1969). On this date: In 1614, Pocahontas, daughter of the leader of the Powhatan tribe, married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. (A convert to Christianity, she went by the name Lady Rebecca.) In 1621, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts on a monthlong return trip to England. In 1792, George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states. In 1811, English philanthropist Robert Raikes, a promoter of Sunday schools, died in Gloucester, England, at age 74. In 1895, Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, who’d accused the writer of homosexual practices. In 1964, Army General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington at age 84. In 1976, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston at age 70. In 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later. In 1988, a 15-day hijacking ordeal began as gunmen forced a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet to land in Iran. In 1991, former Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, his daughter Marian and 21 other people were killed in a commuter plane crash near Brunswick, Ga. One year ago: An explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, W.Va., killed 29 workers. In a televised rescue, 115 Chinese coal miners were freed after spending eight days trapped in a flooded mine, surviving an accident that had killed 38. Today’s Birthdays: Movie producer Roger Corman is 85. Country music producer Cowboy Jack Clement is 80. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is 74. Country singer Tommy Cash is 71. Actor Michael Moriarty is 70. Pop singer Allan Clarke (The Hollies) is 69. Writer-director Peter Greenaway is 69. Actor Max Gail is 68. Actress Jane Asher is 65. Singer Agnetha (ag-NEE’-tah) Faltskog (ABBA) is 61. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 59. Rock musician Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 45. Country singer Troy Gentry is 44. Singer Paula Cole is 43. Actress Krista Allen is 40. Country singer Pat Green is 39.




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#1 A Petlovers Service who Let The Dogs Out?

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.

SATURDAY AUCTION April 9th 4pm by Gary Wallace Auctioneers Inc. #2735 Rt16 Ossipee, NH- Wolfeboro estate contents and more- Antiques, art, furnit u r e s e e preview after 2pm. Call 539-5276 for details.

2007 Subaru Outback Limited. 2.5I, 51k miles. Moonroof, leather, most options. Documented maintenance. Perfect! $17,600. (603)356-9619.

HARVEST Hills Thrift Shop. Open daily, closed Thursday, new hours. 10am-3pm.


Kitties too! Pet sitters/ Pet taxi. Bonded and insured. Barbara Hogan. 383-9463.

#1 Animal Care Resort Karla's Pet Rendezvous

"Where your Pet is on Vacation too!" Overnight Care, Doggie Daycare, Bathing & Styling Salon, & Self Service Dog Wash! 603-447-3435. 1 long hair, 1 short hair Chihuahua puppies for sale. Vet checked, up to date on shots. Ready to go! (207)256-7289. ADORABLE, black lab mix puppies. 1st shots, ready to go $200. (207)890-1224. ANIMAL Rescue League of NHNorth- Cats, kittens, dogs, and pups looking for a second chance. 603-447-5955


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DOLLAR-A-DAY NON-COMMERCIAL: Ad must run a minimum of 6 consecutive days. Ads over 15 words add 10¢ per word per day. COMMERCIAL RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional caps 10¢ per word per day. Centered bold heading: 9 pt. caps 40¢ per line, per day (2 lines maximum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once. DEADLINES: noon, one business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa and Mastercard credit cards and of course cash. There is a $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 356-2999; send a check or money order with ad copy to The Conway Daily Sun, P.O. Box 1940, North Conway, N.H. 03860, email ad to or stop in at our offi ces on Seavey Street in North Conway village. OTHER RATES: For information about the professional directory or classifi ed display ads call Jamie or Hannah at 356-2999.

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Newly remodeled salon and pet care center. Grooming, daycare and doggie bed and breakfast in a fun, clean, happy environment at prices you can afford. Call Auntie Cindy @ 447-5614.


Provides in-home pet care in the Conways, Tamworth, Albany, Madison, Eaton, Freedom and Fryeburg, ME. Insured and bonded. Call Auntie Mary at 986-6192 or 447-3556.

Cats Only Neuter Clinic First Saturday of each month for low income families. Please call Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, between 10-3 Tues thru Friday 207-935-4358. CCKC Beginners Class, North Conway, NH. Start 4/5/11. FMI 356-2522.


April 14th, 5:45pm at Telling Tails Training Center in Fryeburg. Cost is $25. Go to or call 207-642-3693 for more information.


Many levels starting April 16th. Go to or call 207-642-3693 for more information. DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP spaying and altering your dog or cat? 603-224-1361, before 2pm.


For all ages and abilities. Go to or call 207-642-3693 for more information.

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 FOUR red & white Brittany spaniel pups, ready, April 27, $600, 603-752-7693 or 603-723-6726.

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


April 7th, 5:45pm at Telling Tails Training Center in Fryeburg. Cost is $25. Go to or call 207-642-3693 for more information.

...ONE DOG AT A TIME Obedience training and problem solving. Free consultation. Call Dave @ 986-6803 SHIH Tzu puppies for sale. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450 each (603)539-1603. TEDDY Bear puppies, (hybrid) also known as Shichon. 1st shot, vet checked. $600. (603)728-7822. TERRIER (Cairn) loves, snow/ rocks! Fixed, females, all shots, trained, good mousers! Small fee, 603-348-3607.


L. Mays Trading Co. Group Antique Shop for 2011 Spring/ Fall season. Rte. 153 N. Effingham. 539-6404

Announcement PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Not known to fail) O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Im maculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you.



May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker for miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the eighth day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised Thank you St. Jude. M.A.G.

Appliances FRIGIDAIRE 27” stack washer/ gas dryer, excellent condition $450. Other cash & carry deals at Bellen’s A-One Appliance. (603)447-3923.

1983 Chevrolet truck with 7.5 Fisher plow. 71k, original miles. Good running order. $750. (603)367-4702. $3000 for 1985 Mercedes 300B turbo diesel, 28mpg, new tires state inspected, solid car. (603)730-2260. $2900 for 1988 GMC 2500. Auto, new tires, 125k, 350, with Fisher plow. (603)730-2260. 1989 Fleetwood Cadillac. 88k original owner miles. New tires, brakes, tune-up, new sticker. $2500/obo. (603)447-1755. 1992 Cadillac 4dr sedan, loaded up, needs a little to pass inspection, looks and runs great $995/obo (603)662-8804. 1995 Ford F150 PU ext cab with cap. Economy truck 6cyl, 5spd, w OD 2WD, CD, PW, PL, looks and runs great $1595/obo (603)662-8804. 1995 Honda Civic 5spd, 4dr, runs and drives excellent, new State Inspection $1800 (603)356-9500, (603)662-8312. $2450 1995 Saab 900SE convertible, 109k, 5 speed, red and black, new tires, clean. (603)730-2260. 1995 Volvo Wagon model 850, automatic, 5cyl, sunroof, loaded, high miles, runs and looks great $1695/obo (603)662-8804. 1996 Corvette, black/ tan, loaded, glass roof, low miles, fast. $12,500. (603)356-7284. 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1 owner, no rust, runs and drives excellent, new State Inspection $2400 (603)356-9500, (603)662-8312. 1997 Dodge PU 1500, 4wd, 5.9L auto. $1200/obo. (603)986-6702. 1998 Honda Accord LX 5spd, 4dr loaded, runs and drives, excellent. New State Inspection $2800 (603)356-9500, (603)662-8312. 1999 F150 Lariat, 4wd, 173k miles, $2800. (603)662-7086. $4800 for 1999 Ford F-250 XLT, super duty, V10, auto, 121k, minute mount fisher plow. (603)730-2260. 1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 130k miles, Leather, air, sunroof, loaded. Great shape. No rust. $3,650/OBO. 752-5339. 2000 Audi A6 AWD, loaded, $6000/obo; 2008 Chrysler Convertible, Crossfire, $20,000/obo, 603-449-2164. $88500 2000 GMC C6500 Series, Cat diesel, 6 spd, 3 cord dump, 18’ bed. (603)730-2260. 2001 Dodge Ram pickup 1500, runs great, looks good, $4995/obo. 730-7842. 2001 Jeep Cherokee Limited: V8, 4x4, sunroof, all extras, 116k. Looks & runs great. $6800. (603)662-6838. 2003 Toyota Tundra, Black, 2WD, Manual Trans, 214K, $2900, 752-1968.

AUTO WAREHOUSE Auto Sales & Repair Eastern Spaces Warehouse East Conway Road 04Chevy Impala, 6cyl, auto, silver .......................................$4,950 04 Chevy Malibu Max, 6cyl, auto, silver....................................$6,450 04 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, gold.............................$7,900 04 Chrysler T&C, 6cyl, auto, gray ............................................$6,750 04 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, maroon .......................$7,500 04 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, tan ..............................$7,500 03 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, pewter ........................$6,950 03 Dodge Durango, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, grey............................$5,900 03 GMC Sierra, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, pewter .................................$7,900 03 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, green ..........................$6,900 02 Ford Explorer, 2wd, 6cyl, blue ............................................$4,250 02 GMC Yukon, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, pewter .................................$5,900 02 Subaru Legacy AWD, 4cyl, 5sp. White ...........................$5,250 01 Dodge Durango, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, pewter ........................$5,900 01 Dodge Durango, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, green ..........................$5,950 01 VW New Beetle, 4 cyl, 5sp, silver .......................................$4,250 00 Chevy Tahoe, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, leather, blue ........................$4,900 00 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 6cyl, auto, blue......................................$5,750 99 Chevy Tahoe, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, red/silver..............................$4,900 98 Ford Expedition, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, leather, maroon..........$3,750 Our vehicles are guaranteed to pass inspection and come with a 30 day mechanical warranty. In house financing with 50% down payment. Please call John or Michael at 356-5117.

RICKER Auto Salvage- Buying complete junk vehicles and light iron over the scale. Buying aluminum, brass, copper, lead radiators. 323-7363. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080.

Business Opportunities WORK from home. We do home parties for Scentsy Wickless Candles. Only $100 to get into. Company has grown by 600% this year. Call me 208-921-0189 Kelli or Sign up on our website

Child Care CONWAY- 2 immediate open ings ages 6 wks– 6 yrs . M–F 6:30am–5:30pm. Lots of TLC, playtime, learning, meals & snacks. Title 20 accepted (near Ham Arena). Call Tammy (603)447-2664. EFFINGHAM Daycare in business for 20 years has 1 opening, lots of TLC, playtime and learning. Meals and snacks included. Title 20 accepted. Call Elaine FMI (603)539-7574. ONE full time slot available at Evans Family Childcare, in Conway. Small nurturing in-home environment. Daily themebased activities, circle, and story time. Certified by the State of N.H., zoned by the Town of Conway, and trained in CPR and First Aid. Over 10 years in operation. Please call Melissa at 447-2192 for an interview.

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EFFINGHAM: Ryefield 1 & 2 BR apts. Open concept starting at $665/mo heat incl. No pets. (603)539-5577.

NO. Conway, Kearsarge Rd., 1 bedroom w/ deck, propane heat. No smoking/ pets. Laundry on property. S.D. & ref. required. $600/month. Call (603)356-2514.

CONWAY Lakefront, 3 bdrm, sandy beach, $1495 p/w. See for details and availability. (206)303-8399.

2- Bridgestone Potenza tires, P225/60R16, G109 grid. Lots of ware left. $75. each. (207)935-1286.

GUNS: New AK47 $500. A Smith & Wesson 500 mag. $1000/obo. Plus others, FMI (603)842-2028.

JACKSON, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, home. Views, screened porch. Available seasonal, monthly. or (508)280-3801.

2003 Yamaha Bruin 4 wheeler, 350cc, auto, 4x4, camo. Bearclaw tires and chains. $2650. (603)730-2260.

HOSPITAL bed, good motors. Only charging the cost of fuel I spent to get it and help you load. $75/obo. (603)662-3799.

3 piece antique bedroom set, 1940s, chest of drawers, mirror, dresser. $500. (603)447-3268.

JACOBSEN Tractor: 4 cyl, 4 spd, runs great, has 3 point hitch, canopy & duel rear wheels. $2900/obo. (603)630-0199, (603)473-2582.

The best hidden treasures in the valley. Appliances! Books! Furniture! Collectibles! Jewelry! Men’s & women’s fashions. Lay-a-way. Booth rentals available. Something for everyone. 1 mile south of the Kanc, next to Produce Depot. (603)515-6056.

For Rent 2-4 bedroom long term and seasonal. Starting at $750 call 603-383-8000, Are you looking for an apartment in the Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Tamworth, Effingham , or Wakefield area? We’ve got the largest selection around of apartments ranging from basic Studios starting at $450/mo to Luxury Townhouses for $895/mo. Looking for something in-between? We’ve also got 1 and 2 BR apartments ranging from $495-$715/mo, as well as mobile homes. Something sure to fit your needs and your budget. We offer short term or long term rentals. No pets please! Contact us Mon.-Fri. 9-5 (603)539-5577

FREEDOM- 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Beach rights. $1200/mo. Security deposit/ credit check required. (603)520-8222. FRYEBURG house for rent, 4 bedrooms, new kitchen, 2 car attached garage, 5 min to Fryeburg Academy. Available 9/1/11, $1200/mo. References. Call (207)890-9192. FRYEBURG In-town, 1 bdrm, 1st floor, freshly painted. Complete with gardens & view. $550/mo heated. No pets or smoke. (603)662-5536. FRYEBURG near schools, luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bath, tri-level townhouse. Finished basement, $1000/mo + security deposit. No pets. 207-935-3241. FRYEBURG Village- 1 BR furnished studio apt, recently renovated, new floor and heat. Shows beautiful, 1st floor. $650/mo plus heat. Other utilities included. No pets or smoking. Walk to the Academy (508)237-7261. FRYEBURG, 2 bdrm., 1st. floor apt. Heat & h/w included. $700/mo. No pets. Call Paul Wheeler Re/Max Presidential (603)356-9444 ext. 206.

BARTLETT, large one bedroom, h.w., trash included. W/D on site. No pets/ smoking. $550/month. 986-5919.

FRYEBURG- Nice 2 bedroom, 2 level, w/d onsite, only $700/mo plus, references, A1 location. 207-935-3241.

BARTLETT3 bdrm, 1 bath home, w/d, basement, deck, large yard with mtn views. $1,200/mo plus utilities. Call (603)986-6451.

FRYEBURG, NH/ Maine line, excellent location. Mountain views in new home. 1 bedroom, cable and Internet provided. $525/mo. No pets. (207)415-1444, (207)256-8060.

BARTLETT- Free standing 2 br apt, near school. Garage. Utilities not included. $675/mo (603)356-3301. CENTER Conway Duplex: 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, w/d hookup, farmer’s porch & back deck. Like new, no smoking/ pets. $1000/month, 1 yr lease, security & references. (603)662-3700. CENTER Conway motel rooms. Fridge, microwave, cable TV, Wi-Fi, $160/wk. (603)447-3720. CENTER Conway- 2 bed apt, furnished, short term rental. $850/mo including all utilities. No pet/ smoking. (603)447-3720. CENTER Ossipee- One bedroom, sunny, carpeted, nonsmoking no pets $800/mo plus security, included heat, hot water. (603)539-1990. CONWAY Rt. 16 efficiency cabins. Single room w/ kitchenette and bath. Compact/ convenient. Starting at $425/mo. plus utilities. No Pets, no smoking. Credit/ security deposit required. Call 603-447-3815. CONWAY Village studio 2nd floor, walk to stores, bank, post office and library, includes heat, rubbish, plowing and parking. Non-smoker, no pets, 1st months rent plus security deposit $545/mo. (603)986-7178. CONWAY- 2 bedroom mobile home. No smoking, no pets, $600/mo. 1st & security. References. (603)452-5251. CONWAY- 1 bedroom $550/mo. includes heat, h/w, trash, plowing. References, Security. No smoking/ pets. (603)447-6612. CONWAY2 bedroom farm house, no smoking, no pets. First and security deposit $1000/mo (603)452-5251. CONWAY/ Albany- 1+ bedroom, waterfront. Woodstove, propane heat, dogs considered. Non-smoking $675/mo. Short term considered. FMI Clay (603)986-4335. CTR Conway- very large open concept 1 BR loft apt, util incl. huge backyard $875/mo. Call 603-452-5175.

GLEN- 2 bedroom, riverside cottage, sundeck, on Ellis River, available 4/1/11, new living room floor, $650/mo plus utilities @ Parka Place. (781)724-7741. GORHAM, NH 2 bedroom $800/mo, heat and hot water included. Security deposit, references required. 1(800)944-2038. GORHAM, NH Furnished (optional) 1 bedroom $650/mo, heat and hot water included. Security deposit and references required. 1(800)944-2038. INTERVALE– 3 br, 2 ba $1350.00 includes heat. Carriage House with fireplace, garage, views call or 603-383-8000 or INTERVALE private rooms: 1-2 beds, TV, fridge, Internet, utilities. Kitchen, phones, computers, laundry. $150-$175/wk (603)383-9779. INTERVALE- 2 bedroom, gas heat, washer/ dryer, non smoking. Garage storage, available A/O, security deposit/ first month, $725/mo. Call Dave (508)314-7699. JACKSON- large 4 room apt. Modern kitchen, w/d connection, heat, hot water included $775/mo. (781)789-9069. LOOKING for roommate to share 12 room house in Fryeburg on Rt.302. Roommate gets the big master bedroom (17’x17’) with own access to house, kitchen and bathroom. Also dish Internet, power, heat, trash removal and storage all included. Big backyard, plenty of space. Need to see to appreciate. $575/mo. 207-256-8008. 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. MADISON 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home, unfurnished, 1 year lease, $725/mo. plus utilities. Security deposit and credit check. Pets considered. Rich Johnson, Select RE (603)447-3813.

NORTH Conway 2 bdrm apt. No pets, $750/mo plus utilities. (603)939-2462. NORTH Conway 2 bedroom apt for rent, no animals, $725/mo plus utilities. (603)939-2462. 2 Bedroom- North Conway apartment, w/d available. Deck with views to Cranmore. References, non-smoking, no pets. $775/mo. Call Sheila (603)356-6321 x6469 or Jan x6430. NORTH Conway rooms for rent: Small inn, near Cranmore. Mountain stream and waterfall on property. All utilities/ WiFi included. Non-smoking, no pets. (603)986-5418. NORTH Conway Village- Mechanic St, 4 bedrooms, large yard, walk to school. Available 7/1/11. $1300/mo. Call Luke (603)860-7786. NORTH Conway- 4 room, w/d, close to center, furnished, $700/mo. plus utilities. 1 bedroom $550/mo. plus utilities. (781)640-2676. NORTH Conway- Completely renovated 1 bdrm apt. W/d, plenty of parking, nonsmoking, Reference required $700/mo. plus utilities. (781)953-9693. IN town North Conway- Small 1 bedroom apt, $575/mo plus utilities, no pets, no smoking. First month plus security (603)452-5153 leave message. NORTH Conway. Live independently with room for a caregiver in this 2 BR 2 Ba ranch w/ new ADA bath & sit down shower. Fully applianced kitchen with w/d. Pet door to fenced patio. Full dry basement for storage. Sunny year round porch w/ views to Moat Mts. Rt16, walking distance to shops, entertainment, parks, restaurants & hospital. $995/mo., 603-356-7200 ext11. JtRealty. OSSIPEE: 1 to 3 bdrm units including heat starting at $775/mo. Call Margie at Re/Max Presidential 520-0718. SACO Woods– available immediately. 2 bedroom condo unit, private screened in deck. W/d. No pets. $900/mo plus utilities. One year lease. One month plus security deposit. References required. Call Lynne, Mountain & Vale Realty 603-356-3300 x2.


1 Bedroom apt. on 1st floor, includes heat, electric, hot water, dishwasher, central vac, snow removal, trash removal, coin-op w/d. (603)476-5487. TAMWORTH- 2 bedroom cottage, no pets. 1 month rent plus security. $700/mo. (603)323-7671. TAMWORTH: 1 br, 1st fl. river view apt. located in tranquil Tamworth Village, $615/mo, heat included, coin-op laundry, no pets (603)539-5577 THULE Hull-A-Port kayak carrier (2 pairs), 4 crossbar railing feet & 2 loadbars. New: $466. Asking: $200. Call (603)367-8418. WAKEFIELD: 3 BR mobile home, near Belleau Lake, $645/mo plus util., 3 BR mobile home, $595/mo. No pets. (603)539-5577.


3 bedroom, 2 bath, 7 room home located in Tamworth park on Rt. 16. Owner Financing. For info (603)520-1615.

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

For Rent-Commercial 900 S.F. Retail/Business space availble in North Conway. Good traffic location. Call for details. 603-978-1417. AAA warehouse space up to 4000sf radiant heat, loading docks 14’ doors, Rt41. FMI 603-520-1645. ALBANY, 29 RT113, near RT16, next to Coleman's in Leonard Builders building, conditioned office and warehouse spaces available, up to 10,000sf, excellent condition throughout. Paved parking. Outdoor storage available. Call 603-651-7041 or 603-651-6980.


Retail spaces 255 sq. ft. - 8000 sq. ft. Office spaces $200 - $550 Call Sheila 356-6321 x6469 COMMERCIAL Space, 1200 sq.ft. Electric, alarm, overhead door, excellent location. Call for more information (603)356-6329. INTERVALE, NH Rt. 16A/302See, “Office space for rent”. (207)636-7606. NORTH Conway Village- now available 400 to 1275 sq.ft. premium office space. Includes three office suite with private break room and rest rooms. 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. OFFICE/ Retail space in Jackson, sunny, new interior in Jackson Village available May 1st. Please call 986-0295 for details and information. REDUCED! Excellent Conway Village location- Sunny, bright downtown retail & office rentals from $297 to $793; 445 to 1295 SF. Private entries, ample parking and storage available. Visit or call JtRealty (603)356-7200 x11. ROUTE 16, Conway commercial property. Stand alone with garage building. Great exposure and sign (603)383-9414.

8’ Alum. truck cap off 2006 GMC. 30” ht w/ racks- 2 side access windows. $500/obro. (603)986-5798. AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”. ARIENS snowblower 926 EC, $375, piano $500, moving 447-1329. BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001

BLOWOUT All sizes of mattress sets marked ridiculously low. Come early for best selection. Sunset Interiors 733-5268, 986-6389. BODY Solid weight lifting equipment. Smith machine, preacher curl bench, dip station, lat machine, free weights, bars, etc. (603)323-8852.


Cash discount, senior citizen discount, prompt deliveries, pre-buy programs. 539-8332. COMPUTER Desk oak finish 3’wx4’h disassembled, easy to move $25 (603)447-2772. CRAFTSMAN 42” riding lawn mower, like new, used one year $450 (781)329-5455. Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665

DRY FIREWOOD $250/cord, 2 cord min. $300/cord 1 cord. Cut, split 12+ months. Immediate delivery. (603)323-8658. FIREWOOD 4-U. Dry ash $225/cord. (207)890-6140. Member of MWVCC.

LYMANOIL.COM Now offering propane sales and service. Call or visit Jesse E Lyman, North Conway (603)356-2411. Magic Chef stainless steel gas stove. 6 burners, double oven, side grill. Older one, good condition. $1500. (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199.

Mattress Overstocks Firm or pillow top set $199 to $699 per set. Memory foam, latex pocket coil from $399. We have wide selection of shaker furniture, rustics, and log furniture. All at closeout prices. Can deliver. 603-662-9066. MAYTAG gas range. Clean, excellent condition. Remodeling $200. (603)356-4414, (603)986-1609. MOVING Sale- Leather sectional, coffee table, desk, dining room set (603)447-3268. NEED Cash? Sell your stuff on Ebay. We do the work. You get cash! 10 years experience. ABCybersell (207)925-3135 Mike. Old Orchard sprayer on iron wheels, PTO driven pump. I think it’s a John Deere. $750. (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199. SCHROCK Maple kitchen cabinets, including under cabinet lighting and counter tops, Island including sink, and dishwasher space, 4 years old, $1500 (603)447-3450. SEARS elliptical glider $300. Antique white China cabinet with drawer $300. Bedroom dresser with mirror & shelf on side $175. Oak hutch $300. Futon (has a real bed) with fold out side table $175. (603)723-6022. SNOWBLOWER: 2007 cub cadet 828SWE, 28” path. 11hp Snow King engine. Throws snow 30’ +. Very well maintained. $400. (603)356-9619.


WORK top freezer 2 door, Stainless exterior, 30”X48” $500/obo. Call Rick (207)462-5216.

Green Firewood $185/cord Minimum 2 cord delivery


For Sale For Sale PEAVEY TNT115 Amp/Speaker Combo

1952 Willys Aero Lark 4dr sea, solid body needs everything. $1800. (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199.

Was used as a backup only.

1992 Saab 900 Turbo Converti ble, automatic, Southern car 118,000 miles, never seen snow $1500. 12’ Pop-up camper $600. 1982 Yamaha Virago 920 shaft driven V-twin digital dash, straight pipes, burgundy. New rear tire $600. Cub Cadet 31” like new, walk behind mower, very little hours $400. 1995 Yamaha Phazer II $600. 1/2 cord firewood $125. No dickering on all items (603)651-7777 Dave.

KEROSENE heater: 330 gallon kerosene tank monitor 441 kerosene heater. Extremely efficient. Vent kit, lift pump, all for $699. (978)430-2017.

FIREWOOD cut, spit and delivered. 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” $225/cord. 12”, 14” also available (603)356-5923.

10’X16’ wooden building with windows, hot tub inside. Asking $5000 or trade for tractor. (207)935-1286.

1980 Peugeot 103 moped, will run $300. (603)473-2582 (603)630-0199.

KENMORE Progressive vacuum cleaner, 6 months old. New $249.99, sell for $110. (603)367-1101.

Like new conditionless than 100 hrs of use. • 200 Watts RMS into 2 Ohms • 150 Watts RMS into 4 Ohms

• 1/4 inch input jack • Active/passive input select switch • Pre- and post-gain controls • Bright boost switch • Contour EQ switch • High and low active tone controls - shelving type • 7-band graphic EQ

List $659 Asking $325 603-520-4447

Furniture 5 piece solid wood kitchen set4 chairs and table with hide away center leaf $150/firm (603)986-3020.


Beautiful Queen or Full Mattress Set. Luxury firm European pillow-top. New in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 CASH & Carry blow out sale! Chairs $5, sofas from $40 at the Glen Warehouse. 383-6665.

Free RICKER Auto Salvage- Buying complete junk vehicles and light iron over the scale. Buying aluminum, brass, copper, lead radiators. 323-7363. G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080.

$$ NEED CASH $$ We buy junk cars. Top dollar paid. (207)355-1969.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

by Abigail Van Buren


DEAR ABBY: I’m a 21-year-old male who feels lost and unfulfilled, and it’s because I don’t know what I want or deserve. I am one of three adopted children. I was the child who always needed the family support system the most. I come from a not-so-happy family, one with all its priorities centered around money. (Or, more accurately, lack of money.) I never felt the love a child should feel from his family. My problem these days is my alcohol intake. I can’t stay away from beer. I drink to forget my family problems and the fact that I can’t seem to get anything right. I dropped out of college because I don’t have a passion for anything or anyone. I used to have hobbies -- like writing, photography, etc. -- but the beer has taken away my motivation and creativity. I feel I’m losing my will to keep trying. I want so badly to keep trying, but my emotions are keeping me down. I just want something new, something I can give my all to, something that won’t hurt me in the future. -- WHAT CAN I DO? DEAR WHAT CAN I DO?: I’m glad you wrote, because I know of a group that may be able to give you the emotional support you need to get back on track and regain control of your life. It’s Emotions Anonymous. Founded in 1971, it has 850 chapters worldwide and 450 in the United States. It is a 12-step program for people experiencing emotional difficulties. In these groups, members help each other by sharing experiences, strengths and hopes in order to improve their emotional health. It also offers books and literature to new and existing groups. The email address is eainfo(at) and its website is DEAR ABBY: Back in second grade I was friends with “Jessica.” A girl named “Kristy” started at my school, and I

became friends with her, too. She didn’t want me to be friendly with Jessica, and before long I began to pick on Jessica with Kristy. It reached the point where Kristy and two other girls wrote some mean things about Jessica on the blacktop. I didn’t write anything, but I got in trouble, too. I knew I’d made a mistake and hurt her, and I felt bad about it. A year or so later I apologized for what I had done. Jessica said it was OK, but I continued feeling guilty over the years for having teased her and not resisting peer pressure. When I was in high school, I sent her a message online and apologized again. Although she said again it was OK, I feel she still holds some resentment, and I don’t blame her. We’re both adults now, and I see her when I shop at the store up the road from my house. Each time I’m in the checkout line she’s working in, I get a cold attitude. I have told her I was wrong and have tried to make it up to her. Do I leave it alone or keep trying to reach out to her? -- HEAVY HEART IN MAINE DEAR HEAVY HEART: Find some other way to expiate your guilt. Jessica has told you twice that you’re forgiven. Leave her alone because for you to keep bringing up what had to have been a painful (although closed) chapter in her life at this point is creepy. If you can’t do that, then please, shop someplace else or stand in a different checkout line. DEAR ABBY: When one person owes another person an apology, does it count as a legitimate apology if the word “but” is tacked on at the end? I think adding “but” takes away from the admission of fault and places the blame back on the person owed the apology. Am I right? -- WAITING FOR AN APOLOGY DEAR WAITING: Yes, you are. When someone adds “but” at the end of an apology, he or she is trying to justify whatever the offense was. And that’s not a true apology.

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


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

Help Wanted Aspiring Entrepreneures Want your own online business? No large financial risk. Flexible hours. Free Training. ATTN: Work at Home United is expanding locally & looking for serious partners who want their own legitimate home business. Free website, training, support, no selling, no risk! or Call 603-284-7556. AUTO parts store looking for counter/ outside sales person. Experience preferred. Full benefits. (603)447-5928. AVON! Reps needed all States. Sign up on-line. For details: or 1-800-258-1815.

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

by Gary Trudeau

Help Wanted 1 Driver Service Person Must have clean driving record and be able to pass DOT screening and physical. Starting pay commensurate with experience. A good opportunity for the right person to work with a well established company. Please contact:

Maple Ridge Septic Service at 284-7117 for an application

CHEQUERS Villa looking for experienced, self motivated line cook able to work well with people, handle a busy line, familiar with sautee and flexible. If interested and able to fill this position, apply in person after 4:00 Monday thru Friday or after 1:00 Saturday & Sunday.

Hooligans- Line Cook Must have Prep, Saute and Grill skills. Min. 5 years experience. Pay commensurate with ability. Regular schedule, vacation pay. Apply- Hooligans, 21 Kearsarge. See Tom or Doug.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

TAMWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT The Tamworth School District has an opening for

RECORDING SECRETARY Responsibilities will include recording and transcribing the minutes of their monthly meeting. Hourly Pay: $15.00 per hour

For further information contact: Jay McIntire, SAU #13 881A Tamworth Road, Tamworth, NH 03886 (603)323-5088

Experienced CNC Operators 1st & 2nd shift We are looking for Experienced CNC Machine Operators to work in our Gun Barrel Manufacturing facility. Be part of the production process of barrels that are well known all over the world. Some heavy lifting required. Full benefits after 90 days. 2 weeks paid vacation after 1 year service. EOE Apply in person to: Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Co. 153 West Main St., Conway or contact Kerry at 447-1095 ext. 18


For auto and light truck tire installation and repair. NH State inspection license preferred. Must have a valid drivers license. Contact John Eldridge (603)297-9100 or

LICENSED REALTOR looking for steady income with benefits? Are you amazing interacting with clients, comfortable with database management & graphics design, & detail oriented? Assist a busy agent with all aspects of the business in this FT position. Send resume to Partner, PO Box 671, Intervale NH 03845.

Consumer Directed Assistant- Part-time 15 hours/wk to work with a charming and curious young adult in the central Carroll County area, additional time for respite care, in home and community. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and seizures preferred. Send resume plus three letters of reference to Denise Davis, Northern Human Services, 87 Washington St., Conway, NH 03818, or (010-407). 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.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted



DOWN To Earth Flower Gardening is looking for someone who is hardworking, self motivated and reliable to do Perennial flower gardening for the ‘11 Summer Season. Experience is preferred. Call (603)387-1515.

WANTED Driver with Cargo van or pickup with cab (no SUVs) for vacation coverage, possibly other. Write: PO Box 51, Porter, ME 04068. Should live in Conway or Fryeburg area.

STUNNING Mt. side view lot in Bartlett, overlooks Attitash. Septic and utilities in place. Appraised at $250k, asking $169k quick sale. (603)387-6393.

Affordable Handyman



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

Interior, exterior, windows, painting, gardening, pressure washing and more. Contact Bob (603)730-2334.

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

BIZEE B EE HOME SERVICES Professional Residential & Vacation House Cleaning, Laundry, Trash Removal & So Much More. (603)447-5233

Spring cleanups, residential commercial, RWN Property Services. (603)356-4759.

CHANGING Times Landscape Lawn maintenance, Spring clean up from A to Z. Office 207-453-2585.

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

FRONTSIDE GRIND Barista/ Counter help wanted part-time. Experienced Barista preferred. $9/hr plus great tips. Drop resume/ apply at Frontside.

SEASONAL POSITION Camp Assistant Cook. Full or part-time, mid June to Sept. 2nd. Assisting food service manager with various aspects of food preparation & cooking. Person must be 25 years or older and have experience. Send resume to or call the camp office at (603)539-4552. Located in Effingham, NH. LOOKING for summer help to run marina/ gas/ store on Ossipee Lake. Must have license. Boating experience preferred. 1-774-218-8309.

Now Hiring

for 2011 Season

Landscape Construction and Maintenance 3 yrs. minimum exp. Driver’s license required.

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. A. Jay VanDyne Contracting. All aspects of new construction and old remodeling. Fully insured. Great references (603)662-7388. To view portfolio



Duties include: Receiving, loading, unloading, and delivery of furniture. Heavy lifting a must! Valid DOT card preferred, but not required. Must have driver’s license and a clean driving record. Seasonal could develop into full time, all year round. Apply in Person to: Warehouse Manager, Tim Cochrane at Parsons Furniture LLC. 636 Center Street (Rte. 28) Wolfeboro, NH. SERVERS, Bartenders and Cooks needed. Experienced only! Apply in person to Hillbilly's Restaurant Route 16, North Conway.

SISTERZ SALON Looking for full/ part time Hair Stylist and massage therapist. FMI Marcie (603)662-9928.

T OWN OF O SSIPEE RECREATION DEPARTMENT Summer employment opportunities- The Ossipee Recreation Department is accepting applications for the following positions: Summer Teen Program Leader- This is for a 6 week Summer Teen Program. The successful candidate must be available for 6 weeks, Monday’s & Tuesday’s from June 20August 2, 9am-4pm. Minimum age is 21. Prior experience with Teens and CPR and 1st Aid Certifications preferred. Part Time Lifeguard- For the Town Beach at Duncan Lake. Applicants should have a valid Lifeguard Certification, WSI preferred. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. You should be friendly, personable, be able to relate well to the general public and be self-motivated. The season runs from the end of June through Labor Day. Applicants need to complete an application, which is available at the Ossipee Town Hall and the Recreation Department. Please indicate which position you are applying for. Send or drop off completed applications to: Peter Waugh, Director, Ossipee Recreation Department, P.O. Box 67, Center Ossipee, NH 03814. All applicants age 18 and older will be required to complete a background check. Positions will remain posted until filledEOE, AA.

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade

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

Real Estate

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

CHOCORUA3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage, finished cellar, deck, screened porch, 2 minute walk to beach or playground. $185,000. (978)283-5651, (978)491-9851.

COMPLETE services: Painting Int/ Ext. Carpentry, water damage, drywall, textured ceilings. Fully insured. Great rates. EPA cert. Call Hank (603)662-6190 leave message.

Real Estate, Time Share

GET IT FIXED NOW Furniture repair restoration. 29 years experience. Call Gary (603)447-6951.

GRANITE COUNTERS Call Shawn • 356-4104

Looking To Rent VERY clean responsible family looking for a house to rent in Fryeburg area. Experienced carpenter in property management if needed. Great references. Call (207)713-4931.

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. “Building on reputation” (603)455-7115, (603)447-2402, MASONRY- Custom stonework, fireplaces, brick, block, patios, repairs. Ph: 603-726-8679. NEW Homes Garages Decks Remodeling, Roofing, 30yrs experience, fully insured. Jeff (207)583-6577, cell (207)890-7022.

Painting/ Powerwashing Professional quality. Commercial/ Residential. Interior/ exterior. All sizes. References, free estimates, insured. (603)662-6117.

ROOF WORK All aspects of roof repair! Entire roofs to small leaks, shingles, steel or flat roofs. Call Mike Lyons, a fully insured professional, serving MWV (603)370-7769.


EASTERN Slope Inn- Pool, new workout facility. Purchased for $9000, selling for $4000/obo. (207)935-3454.

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

Roommate Wanted SINGLE professional with large 10 room house to share. Looking for a couple housemates or small family to create affordable living. Open to pets, convenient location in Fryeburg area. FMI (207)441-8170.

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 Preston’s Cleaning Service. Cleaning residential/ commercial offices, spring cleaning and providing security checks. Free estimates, insured. FMI (603)356-5075.

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

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

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

LANDSCAPING Spring Clean-ups, lot sweeping, treework, plantings, mulch, mowing, driveway repair. JJS Property Service (603)539-7868, (603)651-7313. PEREIRA’S Perfection- Residential and commercial cleaning. Spring, Fall cleanings, yard maintenance. Fully insured. (603)973-4230. PERSONAL care assistant, respite care, full-time, part-time days, nights, and fill-in. 25 years experience. 207-807-1011.




WE-EBAY AND MORE Providing full-service ebaying to help you profit from your unwanted items. Call (603)986-3277.

Situation Wanted PROFESSIONAL looking to caretake your property. Exceptional references. FMI (603)662-6192.

Storage Space

THE HANDYMAN No job too small! Call George at (603)986-5284, Conway, NH.

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 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.

MOUNTAIN Valley Self StorageConvenient Intervale location, minutes from NConway and Bartlett villages, affordable prices, many sizes available. Modern secure facility, call (603)356-3773. 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. STORAGE trailers for rent, 27 to 45!. Good clean dry units. Call D. Rock. 1-800-433-7625.

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


1 acre view lot in Fryeburg. Town water, septic design, some financing available $35,000. (603)662-7086.

Find birds and fish and four-legged friends to love in our classified section.

2 lots: Panoramic view from Cranmore to Pleasant Mountain. Near National forest at foot of Evans Notch. Frontage on 113 north. $50,000 each. Call Jim Layne (207)935-3777.

Daily Sun

TUTOR- NH certified teacher with Masters Degree. 15 years experience. (603)986-5117.


CENTER Conway. Location, Location, Location! Jct. of 302 and 113. 78 acres. $299,000. 603-367-8054.


142 Main Street Conway, NH


WE BUY GOLD & SILVER “That’s What We Do”- Highest prices paid! Rt16- 2 miles below Conway. 603-447-8808.



Highest Price Paid Ever!

COMMERCIAL storage units, centrally located in North Conway, ideal for small business. Call Roger (603)452-8888.

Storage, household, autos, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles. Discounted Penske Truck rentals (603)383-6665

Spring clean-ups & leaf blowing. Do-list! Property maintenance. Bartlett & Conway area. Year-round maintenance. (603)452-8575.

CASH For Gold!

SUNNY fenced-in garden plot provided in exchange for vegetables. Intervale Crossroads. 986-8188.



Wanted BROKEN guns, junk or spoiled guns. Any type, new or old, doesn’t matter. Gary (603)447-6951.

BROWNFIELD Self Storage. 10x10, 10x15, 10x20,10x30. Prepay 6 months- 7th month free! Call for prices. (207)625-8390.

Spring cleaning, windows, carpets, rental cleaning, condos, janitorial services, commercial, residential. Insured. (603)356-6098. From decks to dormers, to roofing & siding, kitchen & baths. Working with any budget. (603)344-4374

Storage Space


Wanted To Buy CASH for antiques, gold, silver, coins, furniture, etc. Conway Village Pawn, 150 Main St. Conway, (603)447-2255. FIREWOOD 4 cords hardwood, cut to 15-16” split, delivered $500 (603)447-6643. FULL over full bunk bed. Jr. kid’s skis. Reply to

GOLD OVER $1,400/0Z.! 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.

JUNK VEHICLES Paying cash for junk vehicles. FMI call Joe (207)712-6910. WE buy complete estates- large lots- collections, antiques- estates our speciality- library lotsattic and barn lots. Prompt and confidential services. Outright offer- contact Gary Wallace 603-539-5276 or We are located on Rt16 in Ossipee, NH. Quantity and price no limits- ask about our auction services too?

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