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E E R F Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Community garden suggested as part of South End revitalization By roger AMsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — A community garden and bicycle-friendly streets and sidewalks are among the many suggested improvements that will be considered as part of the Wyatt Park-South End Community Revitalization Project. The ideas were among those discussed by about 20 residents of the area, many of them young people, who took part in a community meeting held at the Woodland Heights Elementary School last night. Amy Lovisek, assistant director of the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department, said that the meeting, which was structured in a small group format with five facilitators from Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) NH, was productive and that she was especially pleased to see a real mix of people from the community present, including business owners and young people. The Wyatt ParkSouth End Community Revitalization Project is part of Lakes Region HEAL. Laconia is one of four

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School board approves college’s use of Huot Center kitchen By gAil oBer


LACONIA — After hearing a presentation from Lakes Region Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Tom Goulette, the School Board last night decided by consensus to allow the college’s culinary arts program to use the Huot Regional Techni-

cal Education Center kitchen a for its cooking classes. Goulette said he needed kitchen time for nine students in the Baking and Pastry Technologies, 10 students for Cake Decorating, 12 students for World Wide Cuisine, and 11 students from Bakery Production. LRCC will use only the

kitchen area of the Huot Center on the Laconia High School campus and the classes will be held in the late afternoon, after the high school and the Huot have ended their day. Goulette said the LRCC students will bring their own supplies, will wear identification tags while in the school, and will be issued parking stickers

for their cars. “We know the rules of the Huot campus” Goulette said, emphasizing that LRCC students would be “good guests.” The sudden move became necessary when the LRCC Culinary Program was told to vacate the Belmont Mill after the town discovered some see HUOT page 12

‘I Have Been Busy All Day’ brought to life by Laconia playwright


LACONIA — A stage production about one woman’s experiences living in late-19th century New England is all about family — both on-stage and off. “I Have Been Busy All Day” which premieres this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Belknap Mill is a dramatic adaptation of the journals kept by Anna Samson Bradley, a forward-thinking Connecticut housewife who wrote down her thoughts on a host of issues, ranging from ordinary child-rearing and housekeeping duties, to profound questions about the meaning of life and death. Anna Bradley was in her 30s when she chronicled her life from 1893 through Tamara McGonagle and Judy Buswell read through the journals of Anna Samson Bradley at Buswell’s Laconia home in preparation for 1899, the year before their upcoming performance of “I Have Been Busy All Day” depicting Bradley’s life as a housewife and mother during the 1890s. Perfor- she died at age 38. mances are this weekend at the Belknap Mill. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun) see PLay page 10

Fisheries biologist discounts concerns about cheating at fishing derby By roger AMsden

veteran New Hampshire Fish and Game fish biologist Don Miller. ‘’It was probably easier to cheat when only the tagged rainbow trout were eligible for the top prize. They can be taken year round and someone could have landed a big fish long before winter and kept them alive until the derby,’’ says Miller. Concerns over the possibility of cheating were raised by what happened on the last day of the 2012 derby, when two large Fuel Oil OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. untagged rainbow trout were 10 day cash price* Laconia 524-1421 subject to change weighed in just before the close of


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entries and took the top two spots for the day. Miller, who was at the weigh-in station, said that he told Derby officials that the fish were a different strain of rainbow trout than that stocked by the state. ‘’I’d never seen anything like these fish and thought that they must have been taken from a stocked pond,’’ said Miller. Jim Wallace of the Meredith Rotary Club said the fish had a copper color, which he attributed to the ‘’pellet food’’ which they were most likely fed. He said that many of the other fishermen near the leader board see deRBy page 11

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Dozens killed in blasts at Syria university

BEIRUT (AP) — Twin blasts ripped through a university campus in Syria’s largest city on Tuesday as students were taking exams, setting cars alight, blowing the walls off dormitory rooms and killing more than 80 people, according to anti-regime activists and a government official. The opposition and the government blamed each other for the explosions inside Aleppo University, which marked a major escalation in the struggle for control of the hotly contested commercial hub. Activists said forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launched two airstrikes on the area, while Syrian state media said a “terrorist group” — the government’s shorthand for rebels — hit it with two rockets. Either way, the explosions shattered the relative calm of the sprawling, tree-lined campus, signaling the creep of Syria’s civil war into areas that were see SYRIA page 9

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New York adopts nation’s toughest gun restrictions ALBANY (AP) — Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation’s toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assaultweapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it won final passage in the Legislature, with supporters hailing it as a model for the nation and gun-rights activists con-

demning it as a knee-jerk piece of legislation that won’t make anyone safer and is too extreme to win support in the rest of the country. “Common sense can win,” Cuomo said. “You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense.” Owners of an estimated 1 million previously legal semiautomatic rifles, such as the Bushmaster model used to kill 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., a

month ago, will be allowed to keep their weapons but will have a year to register them with police. The sale of any more such weapons is prohibited. “When there’s a pileup of events, when the federal government does not do it, the state of New York has to lead the way,” said state Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, a Brooklyn Democrat and co-sponsor. In addition to outlawing a broader array of military-style weapons, the measure see GUN LAW page 7

Anti-doping officials want Armstrong’s confession under oath (AP) — A televised confession by Lance Armstrong isn’t enough. Anti-doping officials want the disgraced cyclist to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime ban clouding his future as a competitive athlete. That was seconded by at least one former teammate whom Armstrong pushed aside on his way to the top of the Tour de France podium. “Lance knows everything that hap-

pened,” Frankie Andreu told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “He’s the one who knows who did what because he was the ringleader. It’s up to him how much he wants to expose.” Armstrong has been in conversations with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials, touching off speculation that he may be willing to cooperate with authorities there and name names. Interviewer Oprah Winfrey didn’t say if

the subject was broached during the taping Monday at a downtown Austin hotel. In an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” she declined to give details of what Armstrong told her, but said she was “mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.” Asked whether the disgraced cyclist appeared genuinely contrite after a decade of fierce denials, Winfrey replied, “I felt that he was thoughtful, I thought that he see LANCE page 12

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Pat Buchanan

Is Obama shaping a new political majority? In the 20th century, only two presidents shaped new governing coalitions that outlasted them. They were the only two men to appear on five national tickets. The first was FDR, who rang down the curtain in 1932 on the seven decades of Republican hegemony since Abraham Lincoln that had seen only two Democrats in the White House. And Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson had made it only because of divisions inside the GOP. Franklin Roosevelt would win four terms, and his party would win the presidency in seven of nine elections between 1932 and 1968. Richard Nixon was the next craftsman of a governing coalition. While he won with only 43 percent in 1968, by 1972 he had cobbled together a New Majority that would give the GOP four victories in five elections between 1972 and 1988. In two of those victories, Nixon and Ronald Reagan would roll up 49-state landslides. Roosevelt and Nixon both employed the politics of conflict and confrontation, not conciliation, to smash the old coalition. Find me something to veto, Roosevelt once said to his aides, seeking to start a fight with his adversaries to rally his grumbling troops. “They hate me, and I welcome their hatred,” said FDR in the 1936 campaign. He believed that if a slice of the electorate was incorrigibly hostile, one ought not appease or court them, but use them as a whipping boy to rally the majority. With FDR, the foil was Wall Street, the “money-changers in the temple of our civilization.” With Nixon it was urban rioters and campus anarchists and their academic apologists and elite enablers, and the demonstrators who blocked troop trains and carried Viet Cong flags as they chanted: “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh! The NLF Is Going to Win!” In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Southern conservative Democrats and Northern Catholics and ethnics left the party of their fathers in droves to join The New Majority of Richard Nixon, which they saw as representing their values and standing for peace with honor. Barack Obama seems to be taking a page out of the playbook of these coalition builders. Since re-election, he has been actively seeking out confrontations to drive wedges through the Republican Party. “Positive polarization,” it was once called. Rather than do a deal with Speaker John Boehner and offer one-for-one budget cuts for tax hikes, the president forced congressional Republicans into a humiliating climb-down and public retreat that split the House majority asunder. Then he spiked the football to rub it in, saying he had made good on his pledge to make the rich pay.

While Obama declined to do battle for his favorite for State, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, a battle that would have united Republicans, he has chosen to do battle for Chuck Hagel for Defense. As Hagel is a conservative Republican, this has already divided the GOP foreign policy realists from the neocons and the War Party. If Hagel is confirmed, Republican resistance will have been routed. If Hagel is rejected, the Republican Party will be damaged in the eyes of many for having trashed a patriot, war hero and friend of veterans who put America first and wanted no more unnecessary wars. Nixon lost the first two battles he waged to put a Southern jurist on the Supreme Court, then castigated the Senate for perpetrating acts of “regional discrimination,” and went on to win all 11 states of the Confederacy in 1972. It’s called winning by losing. Obama’s selection of White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew for Treasury secretary, a former budget director whose intransigence in negotiations antagonized Hill Republicans, looks to be another fight the president is picking to portray the GOP as obstructionists who cannot accept the verdict of 2012. The president is also taking a nonegotiations stance on the debt ceiling, saying he refuses to pay ransom to the GOP to prevent their destroying the nation’s credit rating. Republicans would do well to walk this terrain before choosing to fight upon it. The coming gun battle, too, is one in which Obama seems to be seeking a clash where, should he lose on the assault weapons ban, he wins with the public and tars Republicans as lapdogs of the National Rifle Association. And the next time a massacre occurs, as inevitably it will, is there any doubt whom the Democrats will hold responsible? The president has many weapons in his coming clashes with the congressional Republicans. He has the presidency itself, the bully pulpit. He has forums like the Inaugural Address and State of the Union that Republicans cannot match. He has a press that deeply dislikes the Republican right and serves as his echo chamber. And while the White House speaks with a single voice, the Republican Party is a cacophony of voices. With demography moving against the GOP, with more and more Americans becoming dependent upon government, it will take leadership not yet visible to rescue the Republican Party from the fate Barack Hussein Obama has in store for it. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.)

LETTERS Please keep $5 to $10 in your pocket for small, local purchases To the editor, Most of you don’t realize the impact you have on a small business, or any business, each time you use your credit or debit card. Credit card uses, is at an all time high. Together with the customer charges and merchant fees we pay, they are the ones getting wealthy. Just an unknown fact for you the consumer to know: Ever think about how the card companies can give you all that money back, or extra mileage? Well, wonder no longer. The money comes out of the merchant you gave your card to, to purchase the item you bought. Yes that’s right. Each month we receive a bill for charge made. Each credit card company has a different rate they charge us. Each card it self has a different charge associated with it, depending on the type of card it is. We pay the credit card companies over $2,000 a year in fees, for you to have the privilege of using your credit card. I called the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office on Nov. 15 to verify the legality of a charge Laconia City Hall is charging you to use your credit card for any payment. The law has changed, and businesses CAN CHARGE YOU, if you choose to use a credit card for payment. We, at My Coffee House, and many other small businesses in Laconia have begun to ask for a minimum purchase of just $5. By doing this, you help make the transaction less costly. We have asked our customers when shopping at local small businesses, try to keep just $ 5 to $10 in your pocket. The impact this will have on the economy is stagger-

ing. With the use of paying just $5 to $10 CASH for your purchase, YOU could save us $ 2000. What do we do with this saving? First of all, we save YOU money right back by not having to raise our prices to pay for those card company fees. Second, we invest in our own dedicated people by giving them better pay. This would stimulate their buying locally. Third, by having more disposable income, our employees and YOU can invest in the local economy, and strengthen every business in your shopping area. Forth, by having more working capital, we and other business can hire new employees. We can invest in our own businesses by hiring other businesses to do work for us. NOTE: We were able to hire a local young man to create a “My Coffee House” sign for our building. By having the exposure of our sign, he was able to get several jobs right here in our community from just our investing in HIM. WOW! This is PEOPLE helping PEOPLE, $5 to $10 at a time. That’s all it will take! Let’s stop giving the credit card companies our hard earned income, and reinvest into our own local people. We are a small, local, family company with strong family values. YOU can make such a difference in your own community. John Morin My Coffee House Member of BIBA Laconia

We should all guard against making reprehensible statements To the editor, While Don Ewing writes provocative letters from a very specific point of view, he has, in my opinion, stepped over a line of humane expression in his latest letter to the editor (“Elites Protect Themselves”). Regardless of one’s politics (and mine are well known) or position on gun control proposals, I find Mr. Ewing’s statement that “politicians are allowing gun violence and sacrificing people, like the children in Newtown, to promote the political elite’s goal of controlling the American people” to be an unconscionable accu-

or integrity. Our country and its policy makers are in the midst of a critical conversation about the presence of guns in our society. The kind of vitriol that Mr. Ewing writes adds nothing to that conversation and, rather, makes a mockery of serious efforts to thoughtfully consider this issue. All of us have a constitutionally protected right to speak our minds. But, as individuals, we should guard against making reprehensible statements that taint the conversation and demean the subject with their utter perversity. Kate Miller

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LETTERS Activism crucial to putting ourselves on road to fiscal sanity To the editor, We are living in difficult times. Our economy as a nation, from federal level to our local communities, continues to choke many of our family households. Not only did our federal payroll tax recently go up, there are many more taxes headed our way on the state level. And of course this doesn’t include the taxes we pay on the county level. The 2013 Belknap County budget is up 9 percent and we are looking at an enormous project of a new county prison, something that will seriously impact each Belknap County family. Remember, each single tax by itself may not be much to look at, but when we begin to put all the taxes together, we can easily see we are in deep, deep financial trouble. How much has our food, gas, and other necessities risen lately? My family, just like most in Belknap County, is facing tough choices in our household budgets, trying to juggle all the financial “pinches”. Town, county and state government should be doing the same and offering budgets which fit our current financial situation. And

that means being fiscally responsible in budgeting and projects which will adversely affect our local citizenry. It has never been more important for us to keep our heads down, and stay on the target. We do not need to be angry or fear-mongering. We can let others do that. But, we do need to be STEADFAST in our message. And that includes participation in public discussions on issues of fiscal conservatism. Being present at your town meetings, voicing your opinion at town deliberative sessions, and running for that open seat in town government is CRUCIAL to putting ourselves on the path toward fiscal sanity. No one can stand on the sidelines anymore. We must be present, be heard, and be active! Your participation does indeed make a difference. Have no doubt of that! Should you be interested in upcoming meetings/sessions within Belknap County District 8, local information will be posted on my website: www. Rep. Jane Cormier Belknap District 8 Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton



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This Saturday we begin our 17th year on the radio. Thank you! To the editor, So here we were closing in to the end of very good Tuesday radio program. Following up on the City Council meeting on Monday, Charles was on the line with his version of what took place at the meeting. As for me, I want to thank Councilors Baer, Lipman, Bolduc, and Hamel for understanding that accepting “Federal Money” ($600,000) for two years of paying four new firefighters would end up becoming part of the budget forever. Public employees are seldom laid off in tough financial times. Union jobs at good wages, benefits, and pensions, and job security. What many property taxpayers do not have. And nothing getting better for the next 2-4 years. We had several callers on that and the prospect of a $43+ million new county jail. Charles had spoken at the council meeting, but enlightened the listening audience with our back and forth re: the amount of land the county and state owns north and northwest of the county facility. The idea of more prop-

erty taxes and jobs from the private sector is more important than a new jail with a large portion housing drug users to clean up their habit. Worthy cause, but we already said NO to a meth clinic in the same area a few years back. We have put up with a branch of the prison for sex offenders — overlooking the ball park. The city of Laconia borders a park with a lake, and parking. Charles suggested a major hotel like a Marriott in that area. Well, just four minutes left in the program and the caller is a 16 year veteran of harassing me and my guests. “Liberal Lady” tells us we are a “un-American” show. If we love this country, respect the U.S. Constitution, and know that with Obama’s agenda our country will cease, then yes, she is correct, a revolution is in order. I bet she cannot wait until the Second Amendment is out of the way! This Saturday we begin our 17th year. Thank you. Niel Young Laconia

I you believe letters were actually written by those children . . . To the editor, Obama is going to have a photo-op on gun control today, Wednesday, Jan. 16. He is going to wheel-out ideas that he and his fellow tyrants who want to disarm the country held back during the election period. They were waiting until what they felt was the right time to bring these ideas forward and now they’re using the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. to attempt to achieve their goals. The disgusting part of it is that he will have with him, as part of the what I consider a show, a group of children who supposedly wrote him

letters after the Newtown incident asking him to do something to protect them. If you believe that these children wrote these letters and not their parents I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. If they’re in the children’s handwriting you can bet their parents composed them. Your president — the “your” is for you who voted for him — has no shame and will say and do anything in his power to bring this country to its knees. Dave Schwotzer Meredith

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LETTERS It is not too late to get flu vaccine, although time is running short To the editor, The flu season in upon us. From all the reports it is proving to be more dangerous more wide spread, and appears to be coming earlier. Russ Wiles has promised us to “address in detail, the issues regarding the overuse of flu shots which are in fact very dangerous and often useless.... harmful chemical injections which have seldom been properly tested for safety and or efficacy”. All if this from some who refuses to list his academic and or scientific background so that we can validate his expertise in the field. He is who someone regurgitates nonsense research and anecdotal evidence from such pseudoscience experts as Dr. Mercola and Dr. Julian Whitaker, and Dr. Moneysmith. It is irresponsible to use the public domain to try and disseminate half truths, misinformation and lies as Mr. Wiles wants to do, especially when those mistruths can lead to increase morbidity and mortality. So before this purveyor of disinformation gets his chance let’s look at the facts. There are over 1300 reference on PubMed regarding the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine. The vaccine this year covers the flu virus which is around very well. The flu still kills up to 20,000 people a year either from primary or secondary infections. There have been 13 deaths in N.H. alone attributed to the flu at the time of this letter. The flu vaccine is not expensive, in fact it is free to children under the age of 18 in the state of N.H. And it is a lot less expensive than an ER visit, a 10-14 day hospital stay and most definitely death. The side effects for the most part are very mild. Is the flu vaccine 100 percent effective? No it is not. We all vary in our response to antigenic challenge. Getting the flu shot not only protects you but protects those around you. You can believe the CDC, WHO, the medical profession, America Lung Association, March of Dimes and other experts in the field , or you can believe Russ Wiles ,and his wild medical/ big pharma/ big government conspiracy theories. I know who I trust, and Russ it ain’t you. Looking at the science, there is no way to “boost “ the immune system. You can optimize its effectiveness

by washing your hands, eating well, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and getting the flu vaccine. To think that chiropractic manipulation will do anything to this complex system is just ignoring the facts and basic science. And when you IGNORE facts and basic scientific truths, yes Russ, you are IGNORANT. It is not too late to get the vaccine , although time is running short. You do not have to take my word for it, open your eyes and ears, I know you see the news reports about this flu season, about hospitalization at an all time high, and one hospital in Lancaster, PA setting up medical tents to keep people with flu-like symptoms out of the ER and hospital. Research the Internet, one source I use is Science Based Medicine, for the real science based facts on the Vaccine,. Perhaps Russ will give us his address so that those who do not get the shot based on Russ’s misinformation, can show up at his house and he and Dr. Moneysmith can take care of them. While Russ is a great one for name calling, he has personally called me” Dr Disingenuousness”, “ practitioner of patronization”, “allopathic allosaurus” and finally he demeans my professionalism “ ... “ join us as enlightened members of the 21st century”, in reality he will not, nor can he repute my facts and passion for my career. This includes taking care of my patients based on the best science and evidence. Think if you will how far we have come in the last 100 years in medicine. We have eliminated terrible diseases from the planet. We have mapped the Human Genome looking into the very DNA of life. Antibiotics have changed the course of treating life threatening infections. The treatment of HIV has gone from 24 pills a day 15 years ago to today from 1-3. If the last 100 years was a highway the medical profession would moving ahead in a brand new Cadillac ATS. On the other hand, the chiropractic profession is still stuck in their 1895 mindset, it would be like they were in a Model T yelling” we are still relevant”, unfortunately, no they are not. Mirno Pasquali, PA Laconia

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To the editor, The Supreme Court made an important decision on January 22, 1973 that remains controversial even today. That was the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. As the 40th anniversary of this judgment approaches, there will be events worth noting. On Saturday, January 19, there will be a rally on the Statehouse steps in Concord at 11:15 with a March for Life following. The March will proceed down Concord’s Main Street to St. John’s Church where at 1 p.m. there will be a talk given by Darlene Pawlik, a practicing nurse. In Washington D.C. a great gathering of respect-life people from all across the country wiil take place on Friday, January 25. People will assemble on the National Mall for pro-life speakers including a number

that, thousands of marchers will go up Constitution Avenue and pass in front of the Supreme Court building where more speeches may be given. Let’s get real about abortion. It kills! If you haven’t thought much about abortion, if you are neutral on the issue, I urge you to think about it and maybe attend the rally and march in Concord. You will hear some interesting though disturbing facts about abortion. The cover story in TIME magazine, January14, 2013 explained that accessing abortion service has become increasingly difficult in recent years. The lead story states, “What choice? Abortion-rights activists won an epic victory in Roe v. Wade. They’ve been losing ever since.” Why have these deadly procedures become harder to obtain? More and more Americans realize the evil in killing unwanted babies. I maintain that abortion is an

Belmont police pick up Laconia man for bail jumping BELMONT — A Laconia man faces one count of bail jumping for not showing up for a his trial for criminal trespass, default or breach of bail, simple assault, and resisting arrest. According to affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Paul A. Leroux, 69, of 22 West St. #4 was picked up on the outstanding warrant Monday night and appeared in court by video connection yesterday. Leroux had be charged with assault his wife in their home at 72 Randlett St. on January of 2011. He was also charged with one count of resisting arrest. Ordered to stay away, Belmont Police said he returned to Randlett Street on March 15, 2011 and was charged with breach of bail and criminal trespass. He was ordered held on $2,500 cash on March 15 and appeared in court the next day where his bail was set at $5,000 personal recognizance and he was given a trial date in circuit court of April 23. He failed to show up for his trial. Judge Jim Carroll ordered him released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail. He was further ordered to refrain from possessing alcohol and weapons. Prosecutor Dave Estes said Leroux promised Carroll that he would show up for all future court dates. from preceding page evil and horrible act. An innocent baby is killed in each abortion. For a pregnant woman, that child within her womb should be a joy. Saying, “I’m pregnant.” should be met with congratulatory happiness. No woman needs that gruesome procedure that robs her of her baby and murders it. Life is precious. Harry Mitchell Laconia

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Inter-Lakes board to sit down for discussion with public in Center Harbor on January 22 MEREDITH — On Tuesday, Jan. 22 the InterLakes School Board will hold a round table discussion about the state of education in the district in the Carry Mead Room of the Center Harbor Municipal Building at 6 p.m. The general format for a typical school board meeting will be suspended so that attendees may sit with board members and engage in an equal voice conversation. The topic of this first round table conversation will be communication: How can the school board improve its communication with community stakeholders (parents, students, business people, and community members)? How can community stakeholders effectively communicate with the board on what they believe is important in a 21st Century Education? How does the board work cooperatively to develop

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GUN LAW from page 2 restricts ammunition magazines to seven rounds, down from the current 10, creates a more comprehensive database of people barred from owning guns, and makes New York the first state to require background checks to buy bullets. The system will also help flag customers who buy large amounts of ammo. In another provision, therapists, doctors and other mental health professionals will be required to tell state authorities if a patient threatens to use a gun illegally. The patient’s weapon could then be taken away. Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, said Cuomo clearly understood gun violence is a complex issue requiring broader solutions than simply banning a particular weapon. “I think that’s an important message for the nation,” he said. In a statement, the National Rifle Association said: “These gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime.” “While lawmakers could have taken a step toward strengthening mental health reporting and focusing on criminals, they opted for trampling the rights of law-abiding gun owners in New York, and they did it under a veil of secrecy in the dark of night,” the NRA said. President Barack Obama will unveil his own proposals in response to the Newtown tragedy on Wednesday. He favors sweeping gun legislation,

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Call to Order/Introductions – Review/Approval of Minutes – October 23, 2012 & November 27, 2012 – Application Submissions – Public Hearings – 1. KEN LINESMAN c/o NEWLAND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES, LLC – Continuation of last noticed public hearing for a proposed Site Plan to construct a 15,366 sq. ft. retail building (Rite Aid Pharmacy) and related site improvements, Tax Map U15, Lots 11 & 12 located at 85 and 89 NH Route 25 in the Central Business district.


Pre-Application Design Review – 1. BRIAN DAVIS d/b/a PLANET GREEN – Pre-Application conceptual consultation to discuss a proposed site plan for Tax Map S17, Lot 17C, located on Northview Drive in the Commercial Route 3 South District. 2. CHRIS WILLIAMS FOR GREATER MEREDITH PROGRAM – Consultation to discuss proposed improvements to the Wicwas Grange, Tax Map R08, Lot 68, located at 150 Meredith Center Road in the CommercialMeredith Center District.

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LACONIA — The Laconia Transfer Station has become the 134th of Waste Management, Inc.’s facilities to be certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council for its part in the organization’s “Wildlife at Work” program, which encourages corporations to restore and preserve habitat for wildlife on their properties. At the same time, the transfer station was named the “Rookie of the Year,” as the outstanding new participant in the program in the country in 2012. Since 1980 Waste Management has operated on the 25 acres of freshwater wetlands, grassy meadows and dense forests adjacent to the Huston-Morgan State Forest owned by the city. Employees of the company, Department of Public Works, and Belknap Landscaping Company, together with Scott McPhie of the Planning Department members of the Conservation

Commission, formed the wildlife team. The team installed 10 bluebird boxes, a robin shelf and bat house, all built by students of Laconia Middle School. Nesting activity is monitored and reported to the “NestWatch” program at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. On Earth Day, 2012 volunteers and students assisted in planting plants ands shrubs. The team has identified and begun controlling and removing invasive species from the property, including purple loosestrife, which is consumed by a species of beetle brought to the site. In 2007, Waste Management pledged to restore and preserve 25,000 acres of wildlife habitat across North America. The company surpassed its goal in 2010 and today serves a steward to more than 28,000 acres at 116 sites. — Michael Kitch

MTBE from page 2 tific studies and politicians’ letters, and given history lessons about how MTBE became the gas additive of choice and how the federal Clean Air Act evolved in response to mounting air pollution problems nationwide. They have heard about reformulated gas (RFG) and maximum contamination levels (MCLs), which are based on parts per billion (ppb). “No question there are some very technical and complicated parts of this trial,” Judge Peter Fauver told jurors on Tuesday. The state claims gasoline containing MTBE was a defective product and that the oil companies had a duty to warn state officials about its special properties and ability to contaminate groundwater in greater levels than traditional gasoline. “The product wasn’t defective,” Citgo attorney Nathan Eimer told jurors. “It did exactly what it was supposed to do. It ran our cars. It cleaned the air. It eliminated smog.”

Attorney Jessica Grant said MTBE “travels farther, faster and is resistant to biodegradation.” Lawyers for the oil companies say the state’s estimate that more than 40,000 wells in New Hampshire are contaminated is inflated and designed to generate big damages in the case. “You’re going to see how incredible their assumptions are, how divorced from reality they are,” ExxonMobil lawyer David Lender told jurors. Lender stressed that it is not a personal injury case: “There’s no evidence anyone’s ever gotten sick or gotten cancer from drinking water that has MTBE in it.” New Hampshire banned the use of MTBE — methyl tertiary butyl ether — in 2007. Eimer said Citgo initially opted to use ethanol as an additive to reduce lead content and oxygenate gasoline so it would burn cleaner — two mandates issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. see next page

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BELMONT — A Texas woman is being held without bail in the Belknap County House of Corrections pending her extradition for assaulting someone in Ferris, Texas in July of 2012 and causing them bodily harm. Mary M. Bond, 57, whose local address is 38 Ham Avenue, is being held on a fugitive from justice warrant. Police affidavits said they responded to domestic disturbance at 8 p.m. Sunday night at 38 Ham Avenue. They said the calling party identified herself as Monica Bond who told the dispatcher that she and her boyfriend were arguing but it wasn’t anything physical. The dispatcher told the responding officers that it sounded like both parties were intoxicated. Two officers separated the parties and said Bond, later identified as Mary Bond, 57, of Ferris, Texas could barely stand up and had a minor cut

on her head, She told police she fell and hit her head on the counter. Police took Bond into protective custody after learning she didn’t have any friends or family in the immediate area. While taking her to the police department, the officer ran information on her to check for warrants and initially found nothing, although there was an active warrant from Texas for a woman of her age with a similar name. The officer dropped the woman off at jail and continued investigating. He learned she was Monica Bond out of Ellis County Texas and, after he called them,Texas officials asked him to put a hold on her. In court today, Prosecutor Dave Estes said she can either waive extradition or the state of Texas can get a governor’s writ. Either way, the state of Texas will come get her. — Gail Ober

LACONIA — Police charged a 17-year-old woman for facilitating an underage drinking party on Shore Drive early Sunday morning. According to Laconia Police, Felicia Gelinas, 17, of 511 Shore Drive is also charged with prohibited sales of alcohol and unlawful possession. Also charged was Rattana Phim-

mavongsa, 17, of 21 Varney Court, for two counts of unlawful possession of alcohol and one count of unlawful possession of alcohol. Lt. Richard Simmons said police also took a 15 and a 16 year old into custody. He said a number of party goers ran from the house before police arrived.

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Clarification: No Gilford board member at football meeting An article about efforts to start a cooperative high school football team between Gilford and Shaker Regional School Districts, that was published on Saturday, January 12, reported that an informational meeting held

in October of last year included members of the both school boards. In fact, the only Gilford representatives at the meeting were administrators, though there were Shaker board members in attendance.

from preceding page When Citgo couldn’t get the volume of ethanol it needed, and in the face of consumer anger that ethanol was damaging car engines, the company switched to MTBE in 1986, Eimer said. Lawyers for the oil companies say the state is looking for a scapegoat. The state says it wants to hold oil companies responsible for their product.

The state court case is so complex that it is being held in federal court so it won’t monopolize a trial courtroom at Merrimack Superior Court for months. The lawsuit — filed in 2003 — is the first brought by a state over MTBE contamination to reach trial. Lawyers for the state on Tuesday began questioning their first witness, hydrologist Graham Fogg.

SYRIA from page 2 previously spared the violence that has killed more than 60,000 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to rubble. The competing narratives about what caused the blasts highlighted the difficulty of confirming reports from inside Syria. The Syrian government bars most media from working in the country, making independent confirmation of events difficult. Both anti-regime activists and the Syrian government sift the information they give to journalists to boost their cause. And civilians stuck in the middle avoid talking to the media, fearing reprisals from both sides for speaking their minds. Aleppo has been the focus of a violent struggle for control since rebel forces, mostly from rural areas north of the city, pushed in and began clash-

ing with government troops last summer. The university is in the city’s northwest, a sector still controlled by the government. Both activists and the Assad regime said those killed in Tuesday’s blasts were mostly students taking their mid-year exams and civilians who sought refuge in the university dorms after fleeing violence elsewhere. The blasts caused widespread destruction, scattering rubble and more than a dozen flaming cars across a wide street near a dormitory, according to videos shot on site. The dormitory’s windows were blown out and some of its walls were gone, revealing beds and other furniture inside. Students and rescue workers combed the rubble, carrying away the wounded.

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Council agrees to have ‘pocket’ park designed for Main Street at the bridge By Michael Kitch LACONIA — The City Council this week unanimously authorized the downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Advisory Committee to spend $20,000 to design a so-called “pocket park” straddling the foot of Main Street, which would be built in conjunction with the reconstruction of the Main Street Bridge. The project was among three presented to the council by Planning Director Shanna Saunders on behalf of the advisory committee. On the east side of Main Street, a covered trellis would highlight the park while there would be granite slab seating, shrubbery and ornamental shade trees on both sides of the street. The traffic islands in the approaches to the bridge would also be landscaped. The estimated cost of constructing the park fell between $150,000 and $200,000 The committee also proposed a similar park at the junction of Main Street and Pleasant Street, which would include a water feature in the space fronting Main Street and benches and tables in the passageway extending alongside the Downtown Deli to the parking lot. The area would be landscaped with shrubbery and shade trees. The park was estimated to cost $12,000 to design and between $90,000 and $120,000 to construct. Finally, in response to a directive from the council,

the committee considered adding an open or glassed stairway to the parking garage. After discovering the project would cost upwards of $200,000, the committee suggested that safety could be enhanced by adding 19 security cameras, with direct video feeds to the Police Department, at a cost of $18,000. At the same time, in addition to patrolling the garage three times on each shift the police could deploy officers at random during the morning and evening rush hours. Tax increment financing allows municipalities to define TIF districts, then apply a portion of the future tax revenues that accrue from the increase in assessed value generated by the construction, expansion or renovation of property in the district to either provide funds or service borrowings for public improvements within it. Finance Director Donna Woodaman reported the fund has annual income of approximately $130,000 and a current balance of $370,000. Saunders said that the committee was seeking funding for all three projects, but stressed that since work on the Main Street Bridge is scheduled to begin in April, highest priority should be assigned to the the park at the foot of Main Street. Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2) suggested borrowing sufficient funds to undertake all three projects and servicing the debt with the annual income from the TIF district. City Manager Scott Myers said that borrowing would make optimal use of limited funds,

but advised authorizing money for design and engineering before considering the options for financing construction. Councilors Bob Hamel (Ward 5) and Brenda Baer (Ward 4) both favored paying for the projects with cash. Noting that there are many parks in the city, Hamel asked Kevin Dunleavy. director of parks and recreation, whose department maintains them, if his staff could manage additional responsibilities. Dunleavy said that the work would be done, but added that these parks would be ideal candidates for the Adopt-A-Spot program. The presentation followed the advisory committee’s earlier request to the council for $50,000 to design the two parks as well as public restrooms. With only sketches of the projects, the council balked at the request and in particular questioned the priority given to constructing public restrooms. Saunders told the council the committee has agreed to defer further discussion of the restrooms, The boundaries of the downtown TIF district enclose an area roughly ringed by Fair Street, New Salem Street, Church Street, Union Avenue and Court Street and divided by Main Street, running from Pine Street in the south to Oak Street in the north. The district included 287 properties spread over 145 acres, which together represented a total assessed value of more than $70-million when the district was established in 2004.

PLAY from page one Upon her death, Anna’s journals were passed on to her youngest daughter, Edith Bradley, who married James P. Rogers, co-founder of Allen-Rogers Corp. in Laconia, a manufacturer of turned-wood products and for many years one city’s larger employers. Edith gave the journals to her daughter, Ann Rogers Stamps, and some years after Ann’s death in 2000 the journals came into the hands of her son, David Stamps. David Stamps brought boxes containing the journals any other family memorabilia home to store. It was then that David’s wife, Judy Buswell, found the journals and began to read them. Their contents fascinated her — not only because they provided vivid detail about her husband’s great-grandmother, but in addition provided an intimate glimpse about what life was like for ordinary middle-class women before they had the right to vote, let alone chart their own destinies. The fascination with Anna Bradley’s life became a three-year project for Buswell, which ultimately

led to adapting the journals for the stage. Bringing Anna Bradley’s life to the stage provides yet another family dynamic to the undertaking. When the curtain goes up Friday and Saturday for “I Have Been Busy All Day,” the role of Anna will be played by Buswell’s daughter, Tamara McGonagle, while Judy will have role in the performance as the narrator who at times interacts with her daughter’s character. Both women have had considerable involvement with community theater — Judy with Laconia Streetcar Company and the Wesley Arts Players, and Tamara with Winni Playhouse and the Pittsfield Players. The last time that mother and daughter shared the stage was in a Gilford High School production of “Steel Magnolias” when Tamara was in high school. “I Have Been Busy All Day’ also makes the first time since then that the two women have performed under the direction of Faith Rupert, who for 18 years was the drama director at Gilford High. “This is the first time I have directed a play writ-

ten by one of the cast members — a rather awesome experience,” said Rupert. What both Buswell and McGonagle find remarkable about Anna Bradley’s journals is that they show how even an ordinary life can make a difference. “She was not a Clara Barton or Abigail Adams, but she still had a real impact on the lives of other people,” said Buswell. “You may have a quiet life, but what you do for people around you has eternal implications.” “She was a real a real person, and I have to honor (what she wrote in) her journals and who she was,” McGonagle said of playing the role of Anna. Buswell says what the journals reveal and what the staged readings are intended to convey is that while Anna Sampson was in many was ordinary, she was also very community-oriented and read and studied in order to broaden her horizons. “She had interest in things outside of herself and she wanted to improve,” said Buswell. see next page



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Grease fire strikes St. Francis Center kitchen LACONIA — Firefighters quickly extinguished a grease fire in the kitchen of the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center yesterday afternoon. Fire Chief Ken Erickson said the department was initially alerted to an automatic alarm that sounded and learned shortly thereafter there was a fire on one of the stoves. He said Lt. Lisa Baldini and her crew extinguished it quickly while firefighters from Belmont and Gilford also responded. “There is no such thing as a small fire in a nursing home,” said Erickson who said the potential for

having to evacuate a number of elderly and sick people is “very real and very serious.” He said in yesterday’s case, the fire caused the kitchen to fill with smoke and some of the smoke was detected in the first floor lobby. He said there was no evacuation needed. Erickson said crews would stay at the home to make sure the kitchen was completely ventilated. He said the key is to make the smoke ventilate out and not up into the living quarters. No one was injured in yesterday’s fire. — Gail Ober

from preceding page But the journals also provide interesting glimpses of how Anna dealt with momentous events in her life. She records the birth of her youngest daughter, Edith, with something approaching nonchalance. “A little baby came today,” was all she wrote. And while in the weeks before there are references to making baby clothes one might assume that she is making the clothes for someone else’s baby, as she makes no mention whatsoever of being pregnant. However, she may have hinted at it rather slyly. Starting some months before Edith’s birth she began writing a number next to each day’s journal entry, a number which decreases by one every day until the day Edith is born. But while Anna kept her own counsel when it came

to her pregnancy, she was extremely open about dealing with the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who passed away two months after Edith was born. “She struggled with reconciling what she learned from her religious upbringing with the promises of the future,” said Buswell. Buswell hopes that Friday’s and Saturday’s performances will not be the last for “I Have Been Busy All Day.” She said she hopes that historical societies or other such groups will ask her and McGonagle to bring the production to other venues. In addition Buswell is in the process of taking one portion of Anna Bradley’s journals and making it into a one-act play which will be performed at the Winni Playhouse this spring. Note: Tickets to the performance are $8 per person. Call the Belknap Mill to reserve at 524-8813.

DERBY from page one commented on the unusual color and size of the fish. ‘’We gave them the prize money, but cancelled the checks the next day after we found out from Fish and Game that the fish most likely came from a private pond in Kingston. Fish and Game told us that an officer had been sent to investigate at a private pond there that was closed to the public and found that there were signs that someone had fished through the ice.’’ said Wallace. ‘’The fishermen had taken the fish back with them, so we didn’t have them to investigate further,’’ said Wallace. Miller said that with seven different species of fish now eligible for the $15,000 top prize (white perch, yellow perch, cusk, pickerel, black crappie, lake trout, and rainbow trout) it will make cheating more difficult as only a few of those species can be raised in smaller ponds and there is no guarantee that such a fish would win the random drawing which now determines the winner or escape the scrutiny of Derby officials. ‘’We work closely with the Derby and we’re familiar with the differences between fish that we see in the wild and those raised in ponds,’’ said Miller. He said that the Derby has had an instance of attempted cheating many years ago when a cusk was found with a jackknife inside it which had been used to increase the weight of the entry. Since 1994 metal detectors have been used at the derby. A.J. Nute of A.J’s Bait and Tackle in Meredith said that he’s heard of rumors that people have tried to

bring in yellow perch which were landed out of state in order to win a prize at the derby. ‘’You’re never ever going to be able to stop all of the people who might try and cheat, especially now that the other species are eligible for the top prize. But I think most farm-raised fish would easily be detected by what they eat. All you have to do is open them up and see what’s in their stomach,’’ says Nute. ‘He said that he even heard of ice fishermen putting ice cubes into the belly of a cusk to increase its the weight. ‘’I’ve heard a lot of stories. But ultimately that’s on the conscience of those who are trying to cheat,’’ said Nute. Wallace says that the decision to open up the Derby’s biggest prizes to other species than rainbow trout was made after a survey of the club’s database of participants from prior years and consultation with the Fish and Game Department and our judges. He said that the club saved a substantial amount of money by not stocking tagged rainbow trout this year but that the decision to open up the prizes to more species of fish was not only financial, but was also done with the idea that it would reduce fishing pressure on Lake Winnipesaukee. The 34th annual Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby is scheduled for Feb. 9-10,The fishermen who land the largest fish from each of the seven categories on Saturday and Sunday will qualify for a drawing on Sunday, at which the three top prizes, see next page

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SOUTH END from page one municipalities that last year received a two-year grant from Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) NH, one of New Hampshire’s leading organizations supporting healthy community initiatives. The twoyear grant provides about $10,000 in funds and over $60,000 of training and technical assistance according Lovisek. ‘’What we’re looking for are ways to encourage healthy eating and an active lifestyle,’’ says Lovisek, adding that HEAL’s major goal is to reduce chronic disease issues through healthier foods like fruits and vegetables and removing barriers to physical activity. ‘’Healthy choices should be as convenient as convenience foods so that people have the opportunities to make the right choices,’’ said Lovisek. Mayor Mike Seymour dropped by the meeting and praised the work that has been done so far in the Wyatt Park neighborhood in recent months, including the formation of a Wyatt Park Community Association. Members of the association worked with the Laconia Police Department to deal with issues surrounding the use of the basketball courts at Wyatt Park and late night disturbances and vandalism,

Some of the area’s assets got high marks, including Vista Foods, which was praised for the quality of its meats, as well as the Laconia Winter Farmer’s Market at Skate Escape. Access to the nearby WOW Trail in downtown Laconia, which will be improved once the second phase from the Laconia Railroad station to the Belmont town line is completed, was also seen as an asset. One woman said a community garden would make access to fresh vegetables ‘’affordable and convenient’’ and one suggestion called for convenience stores in the area to provide more healthy eating options. Another called for a frozen yogurt stand in the area. Young people said that they would like to have a longer lunch break at school as they don’t have time to finish their meal and that they would also like to see a snack break re-instituted with a variety of healthy snacks available. Lovisek said a complete report on the meeting and all of the options and ideas discussed will be e-mailed to participants and that four of the highest ranking projects in each the healthy living and active lifestyle categories will be brought before the next community meeting for further discussion.

HUOT from page one structural problems with the fourth floor decking, the site of the Culinary Program and the Food For thought Cafe. Board Member Scott Vachon said that LRCC has always been a great partner with the Huot Center and Laconia’s school in general. “We should do what we can,” Vachon said. School Board Chair Joe Cormier said the Huot Center has been looking for ways to expand the relationship between the two schools and he thinks allowing the LRCC Culinary Program to operate temporarily from the the Huot will provide that opportunity. Board member Mike Persson, who is also on the LRCC Board of Directors, said he would recuse himself from any vote but wanted to make sure that LRCC’s insurer and the Laconia School District insurer were in agreement. Goulette said LRCC’s attorney has given him a draft memorandum of understanding and the School Board asked Superintendent Bob Champlin to run it by district’s insurance carrier and gave him the authority to sign it if it was acceptable. Goulette also said LRCC was willing to pay rent — much like it did at the Belmont Mill — however

the actual money portion of the arrangement has yet to be completed between the parties. Persson also wanted to know if the individual sending schools to the Huot Center needed notification and Champlin said he had been in communication with them. “We want this to be transparent,” Champlin said. “If we have a consensus we’ll make it happen.”

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LANCE from page 2 serious, I thought that he certainly had prepared for this moment. I would say that he met the moment.” She was promoting what has become a two-part special, Thursday and Friday, on her OWN network. Around the same time, World Anti-Doping Agency officials issued a statement saying nothing short of “a full confession under oath” would cause them to reconsider Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sanctioned events. The International Cycling Union also urged Armstrong to tell his story to an independent commission it has set up to examine claims that the sport’s governing body hid suspicious samples from the cyclist, accepted financial donations from him and helped him avoid detection in doping tests. The ban was only one of several penalties handed to Armstrong after a scathing, 1,000-page report by USADA last year. The cyclist was also stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, lost nearly all of his endorsements and was forced to cut ties with the Livestrong cancer charity he founded in 1997. The report portrayed Armstrong as the mastermind of a long-running scheme that employed stesee next page




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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday gave a blistering review of remarks that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi made almost three years ago about Jews and called for him to repudiate what it called unacceptable rhetoric. In blunt comments, the White House and State Department said Morsi’s statements were “deeply offensive” and ran counter to the goal of peace in the region. The State Department, noting that a senior congressional delegation is now visiting Egypt, said the remarks complicated efforts to provide economic and military aid to Egypt. “We believe that President Morsi should make clear that he respects people of all faiths and that this type of rhetoric is unacceptable in a democratic Egypt,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. Morsi was a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood in 2010 when, according to video broadcast last week on Egyptian television he asked Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred.” Months later, in a television interview, Morsi referred to Zionists as bloodsuckers who attack Palestinians, describing Zionists as “the descendants of apes and pigs.”

“We completely reject these statements as we do any language that espouses religious hatred,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. “This kind of rhetoric has been used in this region for far too long. It’s counter to the goals of peace.” A group of senators, including Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Christopher Coons, D-Del., is currently in Cairo. Nuland said she expected they would make their views known to Egypt’s leadership. Morsi’s remarks and the Obama administration’s rebuke marked a new point of tension in the complex relationship between the U.S. and Egypt’s fledgling democracy. Since being elected in June of 2012 in the aftermath of the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, Morsi has promised to abide by Egypt’s decades-old peace treaty with Israel. Morsi was also instrumental in facilitating a cease-fire in November between Israel and Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip, despite his refusal to speak directly with Israeli officials.

from preceding page roids, blood boosters such as EPO, and a range of other performance-enhancers to dominate the tour. It included revealing testimony from 11 former teammates, including Andreu and his wife, Betsy. “A lot of it was news and shocking to me,” Andreu said. “I am sure it’s shocking to the world. There’s been signs leading up to this moment for a long time. For my wife and I, we’ve been attacked and ripped apart by Lance and all of his people, and all his supporters repeatedly for a long time. I just wish they wouldn’t have been so blind and opened up their eyes earlier to all the signs that indicated there was deception there, so that we wouldn’t have had to suffer as much. “And it’s not only us,” he added, “he’s ruined a lot of people lives.” Armstrong was believed to have left for Hawaii. The street outside his Spanish-style villa on Austin’s west side was quiet the day after international TV crews gathered there hoping to catch a glimpse of him. Nearby, members of his legal team mapped out a strategy on how to handle at least two pending lawsuits against Armstrong, and possibly a third. The AP reported earlier Tuesday that Justice Department officials were likely to join a whistleblower lawsuit against Armstrong by former teammate Floyd Landis, citing a source who works outside the government and requested anonym-

ity because he was not authorized to speak on the record about the matter. The lawsuit by Landis, who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title after testing positive, alleges that Armstrong defrauded the U.S. government by repeatedly denying he used performanceenhancing drugs. The deadline to join the False Claims Act lawsuit, which could require Armstrong to return substantial sponsorship fees and pay a hefty penalty, is Thursday. Landis is hardly the only one seeking money back from Armstrong. During his long reign as cycling champion, Armstrong scolded some critics in public, didn’t hesitate to punish outspoken riders during the race, and waged legal battles against still others in court. The London-based Sunday Times has already filed a lawsuit to recover about $500,000 it paid Armstrong to settle a libel case, and Dallas-based SCA Promotions, which tried to deny him a promised bonus for a Tour de France win, has threatened to bring another lawsuit seeking to recover more than $7.5 million awarded by an arbitration panel. In Australia, the government of the state of South Australia said it will seek the repayment of several million dollars in appearance fees paid to Armstrong for competing in the Tour Down Under in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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LACONIA — Dorothy M. Keller, 92, of 27 Robinwood Lane, died at her home on Friday, January 11, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Keller, affectionately known as Mimi to many, was born November 14,1920 in New York City, the daughter of Dorothy McCullough and William J. Hurley. She attended Catholic school, followed by high school, and for five years was in the Convent with the Sisters of Mercy. She also attended Hofstra University where she studied banking. During World War II, Mrs. Keller went to school to become an aircraft mechanic and worked for Columbia Aircraft. Then she went to work at Mitchell Field Air Force Base as a hostess-manager supervising German Prisoners. Later she worked for the New York Telephone Company as an operator. After her husband came home from the service, she stayed home to take care of their children. When they were older, she worked part-time as a teacher’s assistant for the New York Education Department and taught Religious Instruction at the Church. When her daughter, Dorothy, went to high school and her son, Harry, was in the service, she went to work for Franklin National Bank in Bellmore, New York as teller of special services and bookkeeping. Later, due to illness, she stayed at home, and then moved to North Newport, New Hampshire helping her husband, Harry, build an addition onto their small house. Mrs. Keller was a Girl Scout Leader for Troop #358, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of NH, and a member of the Red Hat Society in Newport, NH. While living in North Newport she was an active member of her church and Senior Center along with volunteering at the public library, Newport Opera House, and the Newport Thrift Shop. During her later years, Mrs. Keller was fortunate

enough to travel to Paris, France to visit her youngest granddaughter who was studying there, complete a family tour of Ireland, and three weeks ago a week in Disney with her family. She loved going to the library, sewing, quilting, dancing, and spending time with her family, especially her great-grand children. Survivors include her daughter and sonin-law, Dorothy Keller and Tom White, of Laconia, NH; a daughter-in-law Cathie Keller of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; grandchildren including James Keller of Gainesville, Florida, Kim and Tom Lynch of Laconia, and Kaitlyn and Luke Salome of Gilford; and two great grandchildren, Mia Lynch and Ben Lynch, both of Laconia. She was predeceased by her husband Harry J. Keller, who died March 5, 2002, and her son, Harry J. Keller, Jr., who died December 12, 2004. She was loved and will be missed by many! Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH Burial will be at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH on Thursday, January 24, 2013. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in her name to the Laconia Public Library, 695 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Ralph D. Fontaine, 84 TILTON — Ralph D. Fontaine, 84, of 139 Winter Street, formerly of Laconia, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home. He was born on June 26, 1928 in Laconia, the son of Frank and Beryl (Dockham) Fontaine. Ralph served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked for over 25 years as a machinist for Scott & Williams and also for several years as a self employed salesman. He was a past Scout Master in Laconia for over 30 years. Ralph was an active volunteer in the community and was a member of the Lakes Region Cordsmen, the Laconia Street Car Company and the Pemi Choral Society. He is survived by two sons; Brian Fontaine and his wife Grace of Texas, Andre Fontaine of Minnisota, two daughters; Diane Wilmot and her husband Gene of Meredith, Tammy Fontaine of Laconia, a daughter in law, Gale Fontaine of Gilford, a step son, Dana Mayo of Laconia, a step daughter, Sara Hamlin of Meredith, one brother, Regie Fontaine

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Doris M. Fecteau, 85 LACONIA — Doris M. Fecteau, 85, of 22 Dixson Street, died Saturday January 12, 2013 in her home. She was born on May 12, 1928 in Laconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of Maurice and Gladys (Abbott) Gay. She was employed by the State of New Hampshire working at various liquor stores, working most of her career at the Gilford Store. She truly loved her work, spending time talking with friends and customers before retiring from the State Liquor Commission after 24 years. She was the first woman staff member to be working in a New Hampshire State Liquor store. She loved traveling to Foxwoods Casino, Disney World, spending the early years at Wells Beach and later the family camp in Kennebunk, Maine. She enjoyed golfing with her husband Francis and spending quality time with her family. She was also an active member at the Laconia Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E. 876 where she would volunteer her time. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters, Ladies Guild. She was predeceased by her husband Francis of 60 years in 2007 as well as her son Robert in 2003.

Survivors include four sons; Kenneth Fecteau and his wife Debbie, James Fecteau and his wife Debbie, Jerry and wife Colleen and William Fecteau. Her daughter Nancy Fecteau and one sister Shirley Cass, 5 grandchildren Michael, Curtis, Tracey, Jody and Nicole, as well as many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 6 PM on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday January 18, 2013 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart cemetery, Laconia, N.H. Friends who wish to honor Doris’s memory are invited to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society or to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Mary H. Morin, 92 LACONIA — Mary H. Morin, 92, formerly a long time resident of Laconia, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, 400 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H. where she had been a resident for over three years. Mrs. Morin was born March 28, 1920 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of Napoleon and Nellie (Belford) Perry. She had been employed with the lunch program in the Laconia schools for several years. In 1982, she moved to Wells, Maine where she lived for twenty years before moving to Manchester, N.H. Mrs. Morin was a very active communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Wells, Maine. She enjoyed golfing, cross country skiing and was a volunteer, along with her husband, at the York Hospital, York, Maine. Survivors include her husband of seventy years, Armand J. Morin, of Goffstown, also a resident at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home; one son, Leo Morin, and his wife, Wanda, of Sanford, N. C.; two daughters, Jane Lovett and her husband, Michael, of Manchester and Kathy Ball and her husband, John,

of Nashua, N.H.; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by her parents, by five brothers and by two sisters. A calling hour will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. Spring burial will be in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Joseph H. Grant, 77 BELMONT — Joseph H. Grant, 77, of 254 Durrell Mt. Road, died at his home on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Mr. Grant was born October 25, 1935 in Meredith, N.H., the son of L. Harvey and Leona (Downing) Grant. He had been a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region and had been employed at Scott & Williams for forty-five years before he retired. Mr. Grant devoted his life to serving his God, his family and his friends. Survivors include his wife, Sue Katherine Grant; two sons, Stephen Grant and Gary Grant; three grandchildren, Faith Sanborn, Nicole Pinette, and Benjamin Grant; four great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Grant; a sister, Edna Dyer

and eleven nieces and nine nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and by a sister, Eleanor Casey There will be no calling hours A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 am at the United Baptist Church, 23 Park Street, Lakeport, N.H. 03246. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the United Baptist Church, 35 Park Street, Lakeport, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Laconia Winter Market opens doors to guest vendors LACONIA — The Laconia Indoor Winter Market which operates at the Skate Escape Roller Rink, formerly the Aubuchon Hardware store, every Thursday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., is opening its doors to guest vendors. The market was established three years ago when the first annual Laconia Main St. Outdoor Market-

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Squam Lakes Association hosting 2013 Winterfest on Saturday

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) will host Winterfest on Saturday, January 19, from noon tio 3 p.m. Winterfest celebrates the beauty and wonders of winter on Squam and features free outdoor family activities such as ice-skating, sledding, cross-country skiing, and winter mini-golf at the SLA’s Resource Center on Piper Cove on Squam Lake. Participants should bring sleds, ice skates, skis and appetite. They can warm up with hot cocoa by the bonfire, and retreat indoors to treat their taste buds by sampling chili from area restaurants during the SLA’s Annual Chili Contest. This year, the SLA will have local sled dogs join in the glacial fun. Three teams from Valley Sled Dogz will offer tours of Squam Lake during the event (ice and weather permitting). Everyone will have the opportunity to meet these amazing winter-loving canines and watch them in their glory doing what they love most: running. Two and four-mile dog sled rides will be available. There is a fee for this activity and pre-registration is required. To make a reservation, call the SLA at (603) 968-7336 or email For more information on this or any of the SLA programs visit The SLA is located at 534 Route 3, Holderness. The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for the public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and unique resource values of the Squam Lakes and surrounding watershed.

Tickets for August 2 Rascal Flatts Meadowbrook show go on sale Friday

GILFORD — Rascal Flatts will be taking the stage for the first time at Meadowbrook Friday, August 2. Tickets go on sale for this powerhouse band Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. and range from $39 to $89. To order, call the Meadowbrook Box Office at 603-2934700 or log on to Since their musical debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 7 million concert tickets, and counting. Kristen Kelly will be joining Rascal Flatts for this amazing show. Kristen is an American country music singer from Lorena, Texas. She is signed to Arista Nashville and has released her debut single, “Ex-Old Man”.

Belmont Spanish Club holding clothing swap

BELMONT — The Belmont High School Spanish Exchange Club will hold a Clothing Swap Fundariser on Friday, January 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Belmont High School. There is a $3 admission charge for Clothing Swap item participants (1 item for item swap) and a $1 admission for Clothing by the Pound shoppers ($2 per pound) Donations of clothing and accessories accepted at BHS on Tues., Wed. and Thurs. evenings (Jan. 15, 16 & 17) 6-7:30 p.m. or call Gretta Olson-Wilder at 5242782 to make other arrangements. Also, please drop off clothing for swap at this time in exchange for shopping tickets for Friday evening. Retro or Vintage clothing is always a big hit. All seasons welcome. Funds will be used for the Spanish Club’s trip to Spain in April.

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Pictured planning Business After Hours event at the Mug by the Bay are, are left to Right Sue Cerutti, Executive Director of the Meredith Area Chamberof Commerce; Chris Lopes, Chef/Manager of the Bay, Amy Elfline and Paul Ursillo, owners of the Bay, and Holly Young, a member of the Meredith Area Chamber Board of Directors. (Courtesy photo)


CENTER HARBOR — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce invites all members of the Lakes Region Business community to Business after Hours at The Mug by the Bay to be held on Tuesday evening, January 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with a celebration of the Bay’s first year in business and will provide those attending with the opportunity to enjoy appetizers and cocktails in the Bay’s renovated restaurant. Located in the Historic Yikes Building at 23 Main Street in Center Harbor, the renovations feature a nautical theme of navy and gray which captures the essence of Center Harbor Bay. The Bay, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, features American dining and provides a unique dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. This event will provide business leaders from the businesses in the Winnipesaukee, Squam and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire with a chance to network with one another at the beginning of the new year. RSVP by January 20 to 677-7141.

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Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, January 16th @ 10:00 Thursday, January 17th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

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Thursday, January 17th in Laconia Rotary Hall For over half a century the Keller family proudly made the finest quality ice cream and candies in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Now the tradition of Kellerhaus excellence continues with Mary Ellen and David Dutton and their family who purchased the historic business from Jeff and Bettina Potter in early 2004. The Duttons, who purchased the business along with all of the recipes for Keller’s homemade candies and ice cream, still practice the candy making secrets and techniques just as they were taught to Seth Keller himself. Mary Ellen will discuss the history of the Kellerhaus in what promises to be a delightful program complete with candy samples!

Future Activities

Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, January 22nd @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, January 23rd @ 10:00 Thursday, January 24th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

Teen: Friendship Bracelets

Thursday, January 24th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make your own friendship bracelet. We’ll have all the supplies you’ll need!

Adult: Wild Cats of New Hampshire

Thursday, January 31st @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Cats are evolutionally the most advanced land predators on the planet. Humans have long been both fearful and fascinated by these secretive, stealthy and deadly hunters. This program, presented by staff from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, will focus on the natural history and amazing adaptations of the felines found in New Hampshire.

holding Try Scuba event LACONIA — Central NH Divers is hosting its popular Try Scuba event once again at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club on January 31. The Naui Try Scuba program is a basic training event for the non-diver. Those interested in trying Scuba in a brief controlled environment are able to do so and experience the thrill and excitement of breathing underwater. “We were very pleased with the turnout at our last event”, said Howard Richards of Central NH Divers. Several stations are set up on site at the Athletic and Swim Club including a brief introductory video explaining the basics of scuba diving and terminology of the gear and equipment. Then off to the fitting area to suit up with gear, including buoyancy compensators (BC), tanks, regulators, masks, fins. Then in groups of two, each participate is taught basic drills with a one-on-one certified Naui dive instructor and taught about buoyancy, clearing masks, hand signaling skills and other basic concepts. Once comfortable, students are able to practice these skills underwater in the pool. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited to only 8 students. The introductory cost is $30. Call 279-9099.

Inter-Lakes girls’ basketball game is fund-raiser for mother with breast cancer

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes Girls Basketball team will be hosting a breast cancer fundraiser basketball game when Moultonborough visits InterLakes High School on Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. The game/fundraiser is in dedication to Stacy Dickinson, who has been recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Dickinson is also a parent of two girls who are on the basketball team. Kylie Dickinson, a sophomore, is on the varsity team and Margaux Dickinson, an eighth grader, is on the junior varsity team.

Head of School Coffee held Jan. 18 at Sant Bani

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School in Sanbornton will be hosting a Head of School Coffee Hour on Friday, January 18, from 9-10 a.m. at the school. Families interested in learning more about the school are invited to join Head of School Kent Bicknell for coffee and an opportunity to learn about the school’s history, mission and philosophy and ask questions about our academic, service and athletic programs. Sant Bani School, founded in 1973, is an independent K-12 day school. Students gain self- confidence and a passion for learning through an integrated program of academics, creative arts, athletics, and service to others. Believing there is something to learn from everyone, the school creates a diverse community, interacting in mixed-age groups and practicing respect for self and others. These elements, combined with small classes and see next page

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!

from preceding page sumers. The guest vendors will fit into the categories that the market currently has. Farmers producing vegetables, syrups, meats, eggs, or canned items. Bakers producing breads, pastries, baked goods, vegan breads, and gluten free and vegan cookies. Artisans producing paintings, soaps, photography, handmade gift items, hand crocheted items, quilts and independent sales representatives. Those who are interested in being a guest vendor can call Penny at 455-7515 for more information.

Sweetheart deal at T-Bones, Cactus Jack’s benefits The CareGivers

LACONIA — T-BONES Great American Eatery and Cactus Jack’s Great West Grill support The CareGivers Inc. for the 8th year in a row with their annual Sweetheart of a Deal promotion. Visit any T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s location in Salem, Hudson, Derry, Bedford, Manchester, or Laconia now through Thursday, February 14. Any guest who donates $5 to The CareGivers Inc. at any location will receive a $5 dining certificate to use on a future visit. Over the past 7 years, the Sweetheart of a Deal fundraiser has raised more than $170,000 for The CareGivers Inc. The CareGivers Inc. is an all-volunteer organization that helps the frail, elderly and disabled to maintain their independence and dignity. They provide transportation, meals, companionship and more. All services are provided free of charge with the help of volunteers and donations.“We are happy to continue our Sweetheart of a Deal promotion for The CareGivers this year,” said Tom Boucher, owner and CEO of Great NH Restaurants. “We take pride in helping people right here see next page from preceding page a connection to nature, produce a learning environment unique to Sant Bani School. Applications for grades K-12 are due by February 1 to be considered during the first round of admission decisions for the 2013-2014 School Year. Now in its 40th year, Sant Bani School continues to stay committed to its generous scholarship program. A diverse population regionally, economically, ethnically and globally keeps the learning environment at the school rich and varied. RSVP to Admission Associate Becky Beane at 934-4240 or Visit santbani. org for more information.

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Meredith Chamber’s 2013 brochure ready for distribution MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the 2013 promotional brochure has arrived from the printer and is now ready for distribution. According to Susan Cerutti, Executive Director of the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, the brochure is the centerpiece of the Chamber’s marketing program and is aimed at attracting overnight visitors to the area. The distribution of the brochure is primarily out of state with the majority being placed in corporate locations in New England. The early January arrival and distribution insures that prospective visitors have access to the brochure during the winter months while they are in the planning stages of their summer travel plans. The 2013 brochures will be distributed high traffic tourist locations on Cape Cod and in the Boston Area as well as at various travel shows. In addition, the brochure is sent out to inquiries received at the

Chamber. In-state distribution will be at the state rest areas and in selected locations frequented by the traveling public in the White Mountains, the Seacoast, and the Merrimack Valley. The brochure is an attractive, 24 page, four color guide listing the area’s attractions, restaurants, specialty shops, accommodations, and local services. In keeping with the theme of attracting visitors to the area, the brochure features a information about the major events taking place in the area as well as a map showing the major routes into Meredith. Those interested in receiving a copy of the 2013 Meredith brochure should contact the Chamber at 279-6121. The brochure can also be downloaded from the Chamber’s website—www.meredithareachamber. com

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Holy Trinity School hosting Annual Open House on Tuesday, January 22

Mrs. McNeil’s 2nd Grade Class 2012/13.

LACONIA — Holy Trinity School will hold its annual open house on Tuesday January 22 with personal tours between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and at

7 p.m. the staff will offer a brief presentation to parents with children in Pre K – 1st grade For many decades, Holy Trinity

Free information Sessions


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All sessions start at 5:30pm. FREE Refreshments Call 527-7120 to register. Tuesday, January 8 (Snowdate Jan. 9) Interlakes Medical Center 238 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith Jeremy Hogan, MD, Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists Tuesday, January 15 (Snowdate Jan. 16) Lakes region General Hospital 80 Highland Street, Laconia Arnold Miller, MD, Laconia Clinic Orthopaedics Tuesday, January 22 (Snowdate Jan. 23) Common Man Inn 231 Main Street, Plymouth Jeremy Hogan, MD, Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists Tuesday, January 29 (Snowdate Jan. 30) Franklin regional Hospital 15 Aiken Avenue, Franklin Christopher FitzMorris, DO, Advanced lakes region Orthopaedic Specialists

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School has been providing high quality education for students of the Lakes Region. The school’s motto of “Educate the heart, mind and spirit” can be seen daily with the interactions between faculty, students and parents. Holy Trinity strives to educate children to love God, self and others while building a firm educational foundation. The environment of Holy Trinity School is built on high academic and moral standards, while providing individual support for students to reach their full potential. The safe, structured, and small class size provides quality education for families with students in Pre-K thru 8th grade. Engaged teachers, fun parent groups and peer-partnerships encourage a student’s growth and development. Furthermore, the tuition is comparable to the investment families may make for child care but, in addition, provides long-term value. “Throughout my many years at Tilton School I was consistently impressed with the HTS graduates who elect to

apply and enroll at Tilton School. Each and every student is academically well prepared. They are interesting and curious kids. Perhaps most importantly, each and every student from HTS is a person of character. Based on my experience HTS must be doing something right,” says James R. Clements, retired Head of School at Tilton School Holy Trinity School is a regional Pre K-8 school located in Laconia and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester. There are approximately 115 students enrolled in grades K through 8. The mission of Holy Trinity School is the continuation of the teaching ministry of Jesus Christ. A faith community in the Catholic tradition, the school is dedicated to providing a total Christian educational experience which engages students intellectually, promotes social and personal responsibility, and inspires spiritual growth. For more information on Holy Trinity School call 524-3156 or

from preceding page in New Hampshire, and by donating to The CareGivers we are doing just that. We are so grateful for our generous guests that keep coming back to give year after year.”

To learn more about The CareGivers Inc., visit or call 603-622-4948. For more information about T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s visit, www.T-BONES. com or


A strikingly beautiful cat languishes at New Hampshire Humane Society. Surrendered because she triggered a child’s allergic response to her fluffy white and black fur – Peepers is just a little madam of a cat. She is young, agile, full of life and ready to fill the void in a pet-less home - right now! Peepers has been one of the office cats for a while, she is not terribly fond of those loud, barking DOGS so a home without them would make her blissfully happy! A lap cat with spark, that’s Peepers. Peepers will flourish in a home that wishes for just one creature, and frankly sharing your life with her, and only her, will keep you entertained. Waiting for her forever home since October 2012 she is so ready to be your constant companion, if you work at home, she would be puur-fect. Please choose Peepers, call 603-524-3252 or check for details.

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Rey Center offers winter lecture series on health and wellness

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Margret and H.A. Rey Center presents the first in its Winter Lecture Series on Health and Wellness entitled “Planning Ahead – Making a Graceful Exit” on Friday January 18 at 7 p.m. Presented by Pemi-Baker Community Health, the lecture will be held in the Art Gallery at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center located on the second floor of Town Square in Waterville Valley. Chandra Engelbert and Mary Ellen McCormack from Pemi-Baker Community Health will discuss how end of life planning is beneficial for everyone. It is the first in a series of three lectures, which will include “Health Reform After the Election – What Does It All Mean” by Philip Boulter on Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m. and ‘’Design Your Own Destiny’’ by Mary Molloy on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Chandra Engelbert is the Executive Director of PBCH. She earned a B.S. in Nursing at Northeastern University in Boston, MA and graduated from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, UNH with her MBA. Chandra is a strong believer in promoting healthy living, with prevention as the key. Mary Ellen McCormack is the Clinical Director of Home and Health Hospice. She received her RN from St. Vincent’s Medical Center School of Nursing, along with her BS in Holistic Health and Wellness from Granite State College, and is currently working on her certification in Thanatology or the study of death, dying and bereavement. The fee for this informative lecture is free for Rey Center members and $5 for not yet members. To register or for more information contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or programs@ CALENDAR from page 21

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 Presentation titled: The Dramatic Erratics: A Glacial History of New Hampshire shown by the Lakes Region Chapter of the Audubon Society. 7:30 p.m at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. Refreshments will be served. Guys’ Night Out program featuring local inventor Roger Baily to discuss his new AIR RESPONDER invention. 6 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Dinner served at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per man. To RSVP call 524-6057. The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association meeting featuring guest speaker Kim Frase of Frace Electric in Sandwich. 7 a.m. at Hart’s Turkey Farm in Meredith. Laconia Indoor Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Various farmers, food vendors, artisans, and independent sales representatives will be present. For a full list of vendors and specials go to http:// Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center monthly class. 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Laconia. Classes are free and run one hour. All are welcome. For more information call 832-3550 or email

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By Holiday Mathis Feeling them while you observe an online page of someone else’s apparently fabulous life is sign of the times. Just know that you have absolutely no reason to be jealous. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Formalities make everyone who is a part of the group and in-the-know feel quite comfortable while everyone on the outside of the group feels quite the opposite. Proceed with caution. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Communication is just as much about listening as it is about talking. While this comes as no surprise to you, there are a few people you know who consistently violate the rules. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Unless you’re a superhero, power doesn’t come from your suit. But that doesn’t stop you from wanting to portray an image of success. It’s a lucky day for shopping -- you know yourself so well. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re not looking for anyone’s approval, which is probably why you have no problem getting it. You’ll talk about your life in positive terms and you’ll attract good people. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 16). As you go where you are needed it may feel as though you’re reacting to life instead of creating your destiny -untrue! This is life’s way of giving you something wonderful that never would think to want on your own. You’ll go into March understanding a bigger picture. June and October bring new, lucrative work. Cancer and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 24, 18 and 40

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). One of the reasons that you’re an interesting person is that you’re interested in what others are up to. Everything you learn makes you more exciting to be around. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You invent the weather around you. And when there’s a change in your personal weather, everyone in your vicinity feels it. Because of this, you’ll make an effort to stay on the bright side. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your powers of memorization are particularly strong which will help you in efforts social, political and professional. Later you’ll make an impression with the information you gather. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your attention is a gift. Taking the time to appreciate another person’s mindset is a gift. Stick with the ones who can appreciate the value of your life energy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your attachment to things will be challenged. What do you really need? You may find the answer to that question will change based on the time of day. The bestcase scenario is: I don’t need much. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can’t do this thing alone. You could try -- you’d get pretty far in the game, but you wouldn’t ultimately win it. You need a team. Stay aware and you’ll have the wherewithal to assemble a good one. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your words register in the ears of those who most need to hear them. It may be a process that’s hard to detect in the moment, but you can be sure that eventually the meaning will land. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are no stranger to the pangs of envy.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2013. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off under extremely tight security for what turned out to be its last flight; on board was Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon. (The mission ended in tragedy on Feb. 1, when the shuttle broke up during its return descent, killing all seven crew members.) On this date: In 1547, Ivan IV of Russia (popularly known as “Ivan the Terrible”) was crowned Czar. In 1883, the U.S. Civil Service Commission was established. In 1912, a day before reaching the South Pole, British explorer Robert Scott and his expedition found evidence that Roald Amundsen of Norway and his team had gotten there ahead of them. In 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.) In 1935, fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate “Ma” Barker, were killed in a shootout with the FBI at Lake Weir, Fla. In 1942, actress Carole Lombard, 33, her mother Elizabeth and 20 other people were killed when their plane crashed near Las Vegas, Nev., while en route to California from a war-bond promotion tour. In 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London. In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel. In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr., who became America’s first black astronaut in space. In 1987, Hu Yaobang resigned as head of China’s Communist Party, declaring he’d made mistakes in dealing with student turmoil and intellectual challenges to the system. Broadway columnist Earl Wilson died in Yonkers, N.Y., at age 79. In 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. In 2007, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., launched his successful bid for the White House. One year ago: Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney fended off attacks from rivals during a debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; hours before the debate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman withdrew from the race and announced his support for Romney despite their differences. Today’s Birthdays: Author William Kennedy is 85. Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 79. Hall of Fame auto racer A.J. Foyt is 78. Singer Barbara Lynn is 71. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 70. Country singer Jim Stafford is 69. Movie director John Carpenter is 65. Actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen is 63. Singer Sade is 54. . Actor David Chokachi is 45. Actor Richard T. Jones is 41. Actress Josie Davis is 40. Model Kate Moss is 39. Rock musician Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 32. Actress Yvonne Zima is 24.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 7th annual Keep the Heat On live auction fundraiser and dinner. 5:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Senior Center. Tickets are $35. For more information or to purcahse tickets call 536-7207. Showing of “North By Northwest” as part of the Gordon-Nash Library Movie Series. 6 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. “Meet the Quilters” Show and Tell at the Country Village Quilt Guild meeting. 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Moultonborough Life Safety Building. For more information call 279-5682. Mom and Me free family film featuring the movie Rio. 11:30 a.m. at Smitty’s Cinema Theater in Tilton. Doors open at 11 a.m. Hall Memorial Library in Northfield happenings. Story time 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts featuring a string of snowflakes project 3:30 p.m. Franklin VNA Footcare Clinic and Bloodpressure Screening. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center. Call 934-4757 for an appointment. The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts its Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar entitled How to Choose the Best Social Media for Your Business. 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library in Plymouth. Free of charge. Space limited. For more information or to sign up call 536-1001 or email The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. The Country Village Quilt Guild meets 1:30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building behind the Police and Fire Station on Rt 25 in Moultonborough, NH. All are welcome. For information call 279-3234 or visit our website at Country Village Quilt Guild.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 Pitman’s Frieght Romm presents The Chroma Concept Jazz Band. 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. BYOB. Presentation on Owls and their habitats by UNH Cooperative Extension Volunteer Dot Banks. 10 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center. For more information call 5278291.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton,

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Dear Annie: I have been married for six months and am crazy for my hubby. He has back problems and some sexual issues that keep us from being intimate. At least, those are the excuses he uses for the fact that we don’t touch like we used to. I recently came across some love notes to an ex-girlfriend, saying how they are going to be happy growing old together and how much he loves her. I pay his child support and love his kids like my own. He says he loves me, but I have doubts that he is being honest. He is constantly texting and emailing and never puts his phone down. He acts as if he is afraid I will look at it. I’ve been hurt before by lies and don’t want to go through it again. What do I do? -- Scared and Lonely in Kentucky Dear Scared: Were these recent love notes or old ones that you happened to find? If they are old, try to ignore them. He married you, not his ex-girlfriend. If they are recent, however, it could be serious, especially when combined with constant and secretive texting, calling and emailing. Married partners owe it to each other to be open and honest. Talk to your husband. If his answers don’t reassure you, the next step is counseling. Dear Annie: I am a small woman with large breasts. I did not buy these. For years, I’ve tolerated leering men and boys, suggestive comments, questions about breast enhancement and assumptions that I am of easy virtue. Some people are unable to make eye contact because they are staring at my bosom -- not to mention the idiots who cannot possibly take me seriously in the business world because of my cup size. I was once refused a job because the supervisor was worried what his wife would think. I have learned to deal with all that. But I have issues with the way other women treat me. Most take an immediate dis-

like to me. Men stare no matter how modestly I dress, and their wives and girlfriends glare at me, call me names they think I don’t hear and generally treat me like dirt. Even walking in public past a group of women seems to bring on the negativity. We talk about bullying because of body type, but doesn’t this qualify? Women don’t seem to see the hurt they cause, the chance at friendship they miss or the chiropractic bills I have from hauling these things around. Breast reduction surgery is not an option for me right now. Please bring this to the attention of your readers. Some might recognize their behavior and make an effort to change. -- Too Well Endowed in Kansas Dear Kansas: Women can sometimes ascribe negative traits to an object of jealousy. If your chest attracts their husbands and boyfriends, they need to find a reason to dislike you. We hope your letter serves as a plea for greater tolerance, but we also recommend you check to see whether your insurance covers breast reduction surgery since you have chronic back pain. You shouldn’t suffer needlessly. Dear Annie: “Connecticut” complained that her ex-husband pressured their kids not to invite her current boyfriend to their family events. You said that unless the kids stood up to Dad, nothing would change. We have dealt with a controlling ex-spouse for 30 years. She has never changed. And the kids don’t want to hurt her feelings, because she is still their mother. A long time ago, we made the decision to celebrate birthdays and holidays before or after the actual day. It lets us have a great time with the kids without the stress of dealing with the controlling parent. And we don’t miss out on any celebration. -- Lucky Grandparents

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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CAIRN Terrier Puppies- 3 females, 1 wheat with black mask, 2 brindles. (Toto) Hypoallergetic, great pets. $300 267-8970

2000 Lincoln Towncar: Heated leather, moonroof, 8-disc player, remote start, 79k miles, great condition, 1-owner. $4,995. 524-6866.

Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell.

BELMONT: Perkins Place 2-bedroom townhouse style. $775/Month, only $99 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034

REWARD! LOST! SEEING EYE DOG! Black Female German Shepherd, Last seen in front of St. Helenas Church on 11-B at the Laconia/Gilford line, between 9 & 10am on January 7th. 998-6986 ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $500-$600. 603-340-6219

Announcement MAKE EXTRA CASH by consigning your unwanted furniture and home decor items. Please call 524-1175 or stop in at Too Good To Be Threw, 84 Union Ave., Laconia

THE THRIFTY YANKEE HUGE JANUARY SALE! Everything on sale, up to 50% off. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5. 603-279-0607. Route 25 Meredith NH across from Interlakes High School, plenty of parking. Cash for your Gold and Silver.

Appliances 2010 GE Profile stainless side-by-side refrigerator. 25.5 Cu. Ft. Ice/water dispenser in door. $750. 603-387-2954 USED Frigidaire 20.6 Cubic Ft. refrigerator and electric stove. $150. each. 603-998-6176

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1999 Dodge Ram 15004X4, 5.2L, good condition. $2,800/OBRO. Please call

2004 Buick LeSabre- 100K, automatic, 4-door, runs good. Not registered or inspected. $2,000. 524-5052 2008 Honda CRV EX, Light Blue, 74K miles, Excellent condition. $14,000 or B.O. 603-524-7911 2009 Toyota Camry- 4 cylinder, automatic, 40K miles, excellent condition, loaded. $14,000/OBO. 290-2324 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. NICE Ford Ranger short bed pick-up. 4 cylinder, 5-speed, 170K, inspected until May, rust free, book value $3,200 selling $2,150/OBO. Call 455-2430

BOATS WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature couple, mostly weekday use. Kevin or Karen 802-263-5700

Business Opportunities BEAUTIFUL 3 acre Gilford lot with excellent frontage on busy intersection with existing 9000 sf. building. Perfect for any retail, especially local market/farmers market/craft type business. Owner looking for qualified operator/owner with capital to establish a successful partnership using our land and building. This is a real chance to be your own boss of a

Child Care MEREDITH CHILDCARE AVAILABLE Experienced & professional provider. Amy (603) 303-2384

Employment Wanted COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or 344-9190 HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time cleaning. Hillarie, 998-2601

FRANKLIN: 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent $700-$725. + Utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269. GILFORD Upstairs Apartment$700/Month, no security deposit. Heat included, electric not included. No pets. Ask for George 998-7750 GILFORD, Single male needs roommate(s). 2 bedrooms available. $125 per week, plus share utilities. Pets considered. 556-7098.

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LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771

LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771.

LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $800/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479 LACONIA 2/3 Bedroom 6 rooms, move-in ready, quiet neighbors, plenty of storage, garage, washer/dryer hook-up, $850/Month + 1 month security (Flexible payment terms available). Property maintenance rent reduction available. 603-528-1850 or 603-486-3966. LACONIA 2BR, heat and hot water included, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated, no pets. $195/WK Security Deposit required. 603-455-6115 LACONIA Elegant, large one bed room in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885

LACONIA HEAT INCLUDED! Cozy 2-bedroom unit, coin-up Laundry, newly painted, quiet location. $800/Month. Security deposit required. 387-8664 LACONIA Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment. All rooms newly painted, new carpeting, newly tiled kitchen floor with washer/dryer. $1,100/Month + utilities. 1 month security deposit and lease required. Available now. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA, small 1 BR, $150/week. Includes heat and lights. References and security deposit. 603-524-9665 LACONIA- 2 bedroom house near LRGH. Includes heat & hot water, washer/dryer, and snow removal. $1,000/Month. No pets/smoking. 524-5455 LACONIABeacon St. West Luxury condo. Furnished, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite countertops, storage unit, gym included. Very low utilities. Free Internet & cable. Non-smoker/No pets. Security, lease & references required. $750/Month. 455-4075 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- LARGE, bright 1st floor 1 bedroom on Pleasant St. Heat/Hot water included, on-site laundry, non-smoking. 603-617-9987

GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 1-bedroom great move-in special. $650/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034

LAKEPORT- Nice Three Bedroom Apartment only three years old. Has 1 1/2 baths, natural gas heat, nice kitchen and walk-out basement. No utilities included. Available February 1st. Security deposit $1,075. and first month rent $1,075. Serious callers only. If you are ready to 603-524-8533

GILFORD: Currently available, semi-attached. 2 bedroom + exercise/utility room, one bathroom, and one car garage. W&D hookup, refrigerator and stove. Large backyard. $850/Month + heating oil & electric. Owners pay water, sewer, trash and snow removal. No smoking on premises and no pets. 524-1467

LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034

BELMONT- Nice, one bedroom, second floor apartment on horse farm. Heat and hot water included, dogs considered. $700. per month plus one months security deposit. For application

GILMANTON 4-Corners, 1 bedroom in nice neighborhood. Wireless internet included, parking, backyard. Security deposit and lease req'd. No smoking or dogs. $750/month 630-2681. GILMANTON Iron Works: 3 bedroom 1 bath house. Washer/Dryer included. $1,375/Month + utilities. Call 364-7437 LACONIA 3 BR, heat and hot water, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated,

LACONIA: Dyer St. 2-bedroom townhouse style. Great move-in special, $775/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application fee. Call 238-8034 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Pleasant Street, 1BR, $750. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837. LACONIA: Spacious 2-bedroom 1-bath duplex. Basement w/storage, washer/dryer hook-ups. Big yard, parking. No pets/no smoking, $800/Month, + utilities. 603-387-6847 LAKEPORT: 5-room, 2-Bedroom. Includes snow removal, washer/dryer, lake view. 2nd floor unfurnished. $180/Week. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 MEREDITH- 2-bedroom 1-bath townhouse condo. Laundry on-site, $800/Month + utilities. Parking/plowing included. No smoking/pets. 527-4160 MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, $575-$750+ utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 NEW HAMPTON: Nice 1-bedroom apartment, sliders to private deck, 5 minutes from I-93. $620/month. + security., cat okay. (603)217-0373. NEWFOUND Lake Area, 3 BR, 3 B, 15 acres, fields and woods, 1835 ft on the river, mountain views. $1400/mo. 1 plus year lease, Roche Realty Group, ask for Chuck 603-279-7046 ext 342 anytime day or evening.

LACONIA- Nice 1 bedroom. No pets/no smoking, $130/week plus utilities 387-6810

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APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $925/month plus utilities. 875-2292.

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie

SANBORNTON Rooms- Home near Tilton & I-93. One furnished $125/Week, one unfurnished $115/Week. All utilities, laundry, kitchen, bath. No drugs or drinking. Smoking okay. Males only. 603-286-9628 SHARE log home, own bedroom and bath, possibly sitting area all utilities included. Brand new construction. Small dog possible. Call 603-707-1206 TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $620-640/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs,

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Appalachian Mountain Teen Project hiring youth mentor/ wilderness trip leader. Details at

MEREDITH Public Library, Meredith, NH seeks an experienced Youth Services Librarian to fill a forty hour per week position. Some evenings and every other Saturday. MLIS preferred, bachelors degree required. Previous childrens and/or teen library experience required. Duties include collection development, childrens and teen programming, staff supervision, community outreach, PR and budgeting. Must be a skilled computer user. $18.00 per hour. Medical, dental and retirement benefits included. Please send resume and references to: Meredith Public Library, PO Box 808, Meredith, NH 03253. Or email Attn: Erin Apostolos. Closing date Friday, February 1, 2013. EOE

CAGGIANO TREE SERVICE, Trusted for over 30 years in the Lakes Region. We will meet or beat any price. Call for your free estimate today. 603-253-9762.

4 tickets available, January, 20th. 603-548-8049.

Used 2 inch gasoline Homelite water pump. (pumps 83 gallons per minute) with hose and fire nozzle $150. 524-4445

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4 Karastan Carpets- 10X14 Serapi $1,200, 4X6 Heriz, $250. 3X5 Multi-color Panel $125- 2X4 Rose Sarouk, $50. 603-528-9661


7-foot snowplow with lights & hydraulic lift. Made for a small truck. $400. 524-4445 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. Antique Philco radio with 78 record player. works well, $250/OBO. 2008 Honda CRV, low miles $14,950. 744-6107

ELECTRIC Wheelchair: Never used, many extras, $1,500. 524-2877.

5500 Watt Honeywell Generator. Electric/hand start. 220/120 outlets, on wheels. Runs good, $750. 677-2865


1950’s, Lester Spinet. Reconditioned and refinished 2004. Matching bench $689 negotiable. Contact for photo, details (603)986-1475. Moving sale- Twin beds, daybed, dressers, coffee tables, recliner, 1-year old Jodel woodstove. Call 603-986-3551 NORDIC Track Pro 1000S Treadmill, $100. Total Gym XL $300. 603-387-4745, Leave message. SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome.

NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.




Reasonable rates, home and commercial. No job too big or small. Call for free estimate today. 603-717-6682

Buy • Sell • Trade

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. NICE 83 Honda V45 Magna750cc, water cooled shaft drive, book value $2,900 selling $1,275/OBO. 455-2430


FISH TANK: 46 gallon bow front tank; light wood veneer stand; light, heater, pump and filter included: $250. Call 279-4764.

Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235


HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available in the peak season. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, NH.

Dining room table 42X66, opens to 42X96 with 8 upholstered chairs. Good condition, $250/OBO. 528-5202


With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. (603)733-9070.

COUCH with matching couch chair, great condition, $200. 524-6653

CHINA- Royal Doulton- Tiara pattern. 6 place settings, gravy boat, vegetable bowl & service platter. $200. 603-528-9661

FLATBED trailer- 16ft. X 76in. Double axle galvanized frame, carries four ATVs, needs 4 tires. $650. 875-0363

Home Improvements HAIR CUTTER WANTED Full time, must have barbering skills. 524-7978

Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763

BOB House for Sale 4FT. X6FT. Best Reasonable Offer. 253-4143

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.

NEW HAMPTON: Hard working, must be 18, to clean barn stalls, 2 hours a week, pays $ 10/hr. Call 744-0107


PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call 524-1430.


Winnisquam Auto is growing. Great opportunity for the right person. Must have tools and state inspection license. Great place to perfect your trade and work alongside a Grade A Technician. Must possess a good attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced shop. Looking for a journeyman or apprentice-type abilities. Send resume to or call 603-524-7171. PT Experienced Custodian/ Floor Care. Sunday - Thurs. evening, 10 pm - 4 am. 30 hours per week, $10/ hour. Must clear background check. 524-9930.

NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call


Services PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

DELETED YOUR PHOTOS? We can get them back! Call 524-4042.

DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121 HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: PROMOTIONS, heavy sales, marketing, personal courier. available for 30-60-90 day periods. Mr. Blackburn 515-6764 CALL THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, water damage/drywall repairs. 455-6296. PLOWING Commercial & Residential. Call 630-3511.

Storage Space LACONIA: Storage shed on South Main St. 8 1/4 x 4 1/4, $15/month. 524-1234.

Wanted Small aircraft owner looking to rent (ASAP) heated space near Laconia airport. 603-991-0768 or

Wanted To Buy I BUY CLEAN 603-470-7520.


Home Care EXCEPTIONAL SENIOR HOME COMPANIONSHIP Care provided by mature & qualified caregivers. Starting at $17 per hour (some restrictions apply). Call 603-556-7817

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Lease for 36 months with 12,000 miles per year. 1st payment, $595 acquisition fee and $369 dealer fee due at signing. $0 security deposit with approved credit. No sales tax for NH residents. All rebates to dealer. Manufacturers programs are subject to change without notice. HMF May be required. Ad vehicles reflect all MFG rebates and discount coupons. Expires 1-31-2013.

Bisson & Union Avenue Laconia, NH

603-524-4922 |

The Laconia Daily Sun, January 16, 2013