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Gilford police seek ‘person of interest’ for break-ins By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — A string of recent burglaries and attempted break-ins appears to be connected, police say, and they’re looking for a subject with whom they had a pair of close encounters yesterday. Police are investigated four incidents, all of which have
been in the vicinity of Gunstock Mountain. The first two incidents, reported on January 13 on Crestview Drive and January 15 on Cherry Valley Road, were unsuccessful attempts, where the would-be burglar attempted to force entry into the residences and in one instance was scared off by a home alarm.
The suspect was believed to be successful in breaking into a Mountain Drive home on January 17, where a large television was apparently stolen. This morning, a resident of Trailview Drive called police after noticing a suspicious person in the neighborhood. A responding officer noticed a single track of footprints in the snow leading to a
nearby home, and when the officer approached a man jumped off the back porch and fled on foot into a wooded area. Police followed the man’s tracks through the woods but lost his trail when it reached asphalt. It was unclear whether the suspect continued on foot or made his escape by vehicle. see BReaK-INs page 8
By michAel Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — When city councilors meet with state lawmakers next week they will urge their representatives not to balance the 2012-2013 state budget on the backs of local property taxpayers by reducing payments and shifting costs to municipalities. State Senator Jim Forsythe (R-Strafford) of District 4, together with the city’s five elected Representatives Don Flanders, Frank Tilton, Harry Accornero, Bob Luther and Bob Kingsbury — all Republicans — have been invited join the council when it meets on Monday, January 24. Last week, the council identified the future of state funding of local public schools and county nursing homes as the major issues threatening to increase the burden on property taxpayers in the next biennium. At the same time, City Manager Eileen Cabanel and Finance Director Pam Reynolds reminded councilors of the unlikely see BudGet page 10
At right, Laconia Police Officers Tony Horan and Kevin Shortt handcuff Laura Gerlarneau yesterday at about noon. Gerlarneau had failed a field sobriety test after crashing her minivan on Beacon Street West (above). Gerlarneau allegedly was involved in a very similar incident on Friday on North Main Street. (Laconia Daily Sun photos/Adam Drapcho)
Laconia woman arrested for alleged 2nd impaired crash in just 4 days By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — A woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs today after losing control of her minivan on Beacon Street West and becoming stuck atop a large snowbank at the end of Water Street. The crash, which occurred at about 11:50 a.m., was nearly an exact recre-
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lot of a nearby Goodwill store, at which point she was arrested and taken to the police department for processing. A check of Gerlarneau’s records revealed that she had been arrested on January 14 – four days prior – for driving under the influence. On that day, Gerlarneau was driving on North Main Street at about 4 p.m., when she lost control of her vehicle see aRRest page 12
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says his wife’s condition has improved so much that she has been able to smile and give him a neck rub as he has kept a near-constant vigil at her hospital bedside. The interactions with astronaut Mark Kelly are new signs of Giffords’ impressive progress in recovering from a gunshot wound to the head at a political event nine days ago. Giffords still cannot speak, because of a tube in her throat that is helping her breathe. “She’s in the ICU. You know, gone through this traumatic injury. And she spent 10 minutes giving me a neck massage,” Kelly explained in an interview with Diane Sawyer to air Tuesday on ABC. “It’s so typical of her that no matter how bad the situation might be for her, you know, she’s looking out for other people.” Such encounters indicate higher levels of see GIFFORDS page 8
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation observed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday with thousands volunteering for service projects and more reflecting on his lessons of nonviolence and civility in the week following the shootings in Arizona. Six people were killed in Tucson and Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is fighting for her life. The violent outburst was a reminder to many gathered at King’s former church in Atlanta that the Baptist preacher’s message remained relevant nearly four decades after his own untimely death at the hands of an assassin. Attorney General Eric Holder praised him as “our nation’s greatest drum major of peace” and said the Jan. 8 bloodshed was a call to recommit to King’s values of nonviolence, tolerance, compassion and justice. “Last week a senseless rampage in
Tucson reminded us that more than 40 years after Dr. King’s own tragic death, our struggle to eradicate violence and to promote peace goes on,” Holder said. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle volunteered to paint for a service project at a middle school in Washington’s Capitol Hill. He urged Americans to get out into their communities — a step he suggested would have special meaning following the shootings. “After a painful week where so many of us were focused on the tragedy, it’s good for us to remind ourselves of what this country is all about,” he said. National and local politicians joined members of the King family at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to mark what would have been the civil rights icon’s 82nd birthday. Members of the King family also laid a
wreath at the tombs of King and his widow, Coretta Scott King, on the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday established to honor the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The largely African American audience of about 2,000 gathered at Ebenezer — where King preached from 1960 until his death in 1968 — included parents and children, members of the clergy, politicians and footsoldiers of the civil rights movement. Two of the Kings’ four children, Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Bernice King attended Monday’s ceremony. Their brother, Dexter King, was unable to attend the service because he is recovering from injuries he received in a car crash last year. Yolanda King, the eldest of the King siblings, died in 2007. Bernice King is also president-elect of the Southern Christian see MLK page 9
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Donated corneas from the young girl killed in the Arizona mass shooting have saved the eyesight of two children, the girl’s father told The Associated Press on Monday. John Green said the Donor Network of Arizona told him and his wife about the successful transplants. He said he doesn’t know whether any of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green’s other organs have gone to any other children, but he’s under the impression that her wounds rendered her internal organs unusable. Christina was the youngest victim of the shooting that left a total of six dead
and 13 others wounded — including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — on Jan. 8. Green said he and his wife Roxanna didn’t hesitate to allow doctors to use Christina’s organs. “The fact that her organs were able to help people, that was an amazing thing to me,” he said. “It’s just another thing that this little girl has given the world.” The Donor Network of Arizona declined to comment on any donation, citing confidentiality. The third-grader had just been elected to the student council and had been interested in politics from a young age, which is why she went to see Giffords.
Green said knowing that other children have been helped by Christina has been a comfort during a difficult time for his family. “We really felt a lot of emotion about that,” he said. “That was something that really made us feel gifted, still. We just want to make sure that her little time here in the world was well-spent.” He said his daughter constantly made him proud, whether it was as a baseball player on an all-boys team or as someone who defended other students against bullies on the bus. “If there was something to be said, she see CHRISTINA page 7
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The president spoke as the leader of one nation In his superb speech in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday evening, Barack Obama did great service to the nation. He put to rest the libel that political incivility is responsible for the Tucson shootings. He did so with three words that he added to the written text: “It did not.” And he lifted the spirits not only of the inappropriately boisterous audience in the McKale Center, but of people across America, when he reported, after paying moving tribute to those who died, that “Gabby opened her eyes for the first time.” For even as we mourn those lost, we take comfort in knowing that the target of the attack has survived and that she seems to be recovering rapidly, even miraculously. It is important for national morale that we foil the purposes of the mad and evil persons who seek to assassinate our public officials. This is something that was recognized almost 30 years ago, when Ronald Reagan was struck by a bullet. On the Senate floor, when notified that Reagan was still alive, Daniel Patrick Moynihan said: “I was glad to hear how well the president is recovering, but there’s something larger at stake. I do not know that in our time we have seen such a display. It makes us proud of our president.” For Moynihan, and for all Americans of a certain age in 1981, the memory and national trauma of John F. Kennedy’s assassination was still vivid. The American narrative up to that point was one in which the leaders in our great and bloody struggles, visibly aging as they bore the burdens of war, died at the moment of victory. Abraham Lincoln, his haggard visage familiar from the photographs of Mathew Brady, struck down by an assassin. Franklin Roosevelt, his health shattered and vigor diminished, felled by a sudden cerebral hemorrhage. They sacrificed all so that government of the people, by the people and for the people should prevail and advance. Kennedy’s death, in contrast, came to a man seemingly still youthful (his health problems were not widely known) and not at a moment of great triumph after long adversity. It cast doubt on the idea that we were a singularly blessed nation, with a mission to advance freedom and liberty.
Kennedy’s admirers painted him as the victim of a pathologically violent society, of a culture of right-wing hatred in Dallas, though his assassin was a communist sympathizer. As James Piereson has argued in his brilliant book “Camelot & the Cultural Revolution,” this view caused many Americans to think less of their society, with negative repercussions that lasted for decades. In the years that followed, America fought a frustrating war in Vietnam, faced urban riots and campus rebellions at home, dealt with stagnant and inflationary economies, saw one president after another leave office a shattered man. The gallant recovery of Ronald Reagan, as Moynihan instantly recognized, revived American spirits and restored for many Americans the belief that we are a blessed country, with a great heritage and great responsibilities. The gallant recovery of Gabrielle Giffords, which we all hope continues apace, may do much the same. Reagan’s would-be assassin and the Tucson shooter acted out of mental illness and delusion. Their actions were not evidence of any large societal defect, except perhaps a reluctance to confine and treat people with profound mental disturbance. Barack Obama seems to understand this clearly. “When a tragedy like this strikes, it is part of our nature to demand explanations — to try and impose some order on the chaos and make sense out of that which seems senseless,” he said in Tucson. But, he went on, “Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen that defy human understanding.” Obama first came to the favorable attention of the nation at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, when he proclaimed that we were not red states and blue states, but red, white and blue America. After months of partisan debate, in which he like others used the military metaphors common in our political vocabulary, he spoke in Tucson as the leader of one nation. It will probably help him politically. But, more important, it will help the nation. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is a senior writer with U.S. News and World Report and principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)
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LETTERS Let’s overlook those who object to moving in to the 21st Century To the editor, We would first like to thank the selectmen, Chief Chase, and the Center Harbor Building Committee for the enormous amount of effort they have spent on the project of finding our Police Department a proper home. As far as replacing the people involved and starting again, that is an unbelievable waste of already expended time and money. Talk about rearranging the chairs on the Titanic! All of the nay-sayers could have been part of the research process; they could have served on the Building Committee, Zoning Board, Planning Board; run for the position of selectman or volunteered for other town offices and voiced their opinion during the planning period. The questions raised that were not answered will be answered at the next hearing on January 20th. We would like to correct inaccurate statements made in recent letters to the editor. First, the proposed police facility is 4,000-square-feet. Of those 4.000-square-feet, 870 is the sallyport/garage and attic space. To say that this building is being built for three police officers (and, for the record, we also have five part-time officers, a prosecutor and administrative assistant) is wrong. It is being built for and to service the town of Center Harbor in a responsible way. We have a 6,020-square-foot highway garage. Was that built to service the three highway employees? No. It was built to service the town. The fire station is 5,200-square-feet. When it was built in 1970 was it built to house a volunteer fire department? No. It was built to service the town. To say we are servicing a town of less than 1,100 is leaving summer and holiday resi-
dents and tourists out of the equation. We also have to look at the geographic area being covered. It was stated that the selectmen were unable to answer questions regarding insurance and maintenance figures. This is true; however, what was left out of the letters to the editor was that they, the selectmen, agreed to have this information available for the next hearing on January 20. The MRI study referred to took place in 2002. There was a different police chief and officers in place at that time as well as a different Board of Selectmen. The areas identified that needed to be fixed have been by the present department. During that nine years since the study was done, the Space Needs Committee determined that we did in fact need more space for our police operation. The committee stated that the expansion could take place at the present town office location OR at another location but would be determined by a future committee. The fact remains that whether the Town Hall is added on to or a free standing building is constructed, the square footage will be the same. To start fresh with a new plan and design would have wasted the $150,000 of tax payer’s money that has already been spent on a project done in good faith. We sincerely hope the citizens of Center Harbor will overlook the few people who seem to object to moving into the 21st century, no matter what police station location is proposed, and we hope the town will vote for building an effective police facility, to support our community’s well being. Barbara Lauterbach Helen Heiner Center Harbor
Selectmen have already spent $148k on police building project To the editor, To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.” — Thomas Jefferson Center Harbor taxpayers should be interested to learn that our selectmen have expended over $148,000 on plans and legal fees before getting taxpayer approval to build a new facility.
Asking the same group that came up with a rejected budget and proposal to take land from a charitable trust will result in another failure. This time they are proposing to add expensive property costs — while removing that property from the tax rolls permanently. How many years would you have to pay taxes to equal $148,436.74? It would be informative if you could see next page
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LETTERS I don’t believe everyone who owns permitted gun is responsible To the editor, First, I want to make it clear that I do not know the gun laws nor do I own a gun or ever fired one. I’ve never been interested in guns. I have no problem with people hunting although this would not be my sport of choice. What I have been witnessing is that whenever the talk turns to gun control, gun owners automatically assume this to mean someone is trying to take away their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. I, however, do not think that any of the talk lately is in any way trying to do that. I think people are simply trying to find a better way to monitor who is buying these rapidly firing guns. What I do know is that it is clearly evident that a gun which shoots 31 bullets is not for sport. Why would anyone shoot an animal/bird 31 times, or need to have 31 bullets available when there are limits, I believe, on how many bullets can be in a chamber when hunting. A gun that shoots 31 bullets rapidly has no purpose but to kill. This is fine if in the military and being used for self-defense in a warlike atmosphere. These men and women have been trained to use these guns. When I see people packing these weapons at a rally or demonstration I assume it is simply to intimidate. To think that this would be deterrent is simply ridiculous. If more people had
pulled out guns in Tucson and began shooting more bullets would have been flying through the air and more people would have lost their lives or been hurt. How is that a deterrent? Okay, so we do need more scrutiny of people to see if they have mental problems. But is a clerk in a gun store qualified to make that decision? Oh, yes, you can say gun owners are responsible people but what makes you responsible? Paying your bills on time? Not having a police record? Paying your taxes? There is no way I will believe every person who owns a gun, or has a permit, is responsible. After this I am, however, sure of one thing. If I go to a rally or demonstration (and I have in prior years) and see people with guns strapped to them, I’m gone. I’m not taking a chance that someone will lose his/her temper and start shooting. I’ve been to rally’s and demonstrations and seen fights and arguments break out because people lose their tempers but until recently had not seen guns on people. I, for one, won’t take a chance of getting shot because someone doesn’t know how to verbalize his/her opinion and reverts to shooting to make his/her point. And that includes walking into our statehouse, which as a citizen I should be able to do. Nancy Parsons, Laconia
499 children were served thanks to new Lakes Region collaboration To the editor, This Christmas marked the beginning of a beautiful relationship as New Hampshire Catholic Charities and the Lakes Region Salvation Army partnered to assist those in need during Christmas. Through the combined efforts, 499 children were provided with toys, 264 food baskets were distributed and a total of 833 individuals were assisted from the Lakes Region communities. As all of us have experienced and are experiencing, times are tough. Resources are stretched and many times we are witnessing previous donors seeking assistance. Our relationship ensures that those resources can assist as many as possible as well a fosters a true sense of community. With collaborations like this, core principles, including the dignity of each parent is respected and the capacity of the family
to grow is improved. All of this is only made possible by the generosity of our communities. We would like to recognize the following as well: WOKQ 97.5 radio, Aavid Thermalloy, Belknap County Sheriff’s Office, CVS, Freudenberg-NOK, Gilford Community Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hannaford, J.Jill Group, Kiwanis Club, Laconia Savings Bank, Lake House Grill, Muarice’s, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Neighbors in Need, New Hampshire Ball Bearing, Taylor Community and Tilt’n Diner. For further information about this collaboration, contact New Hampshire Catholic Charities at 528-3025, extension 14, or the Lakes Region Salvation Army at 524-1834. Leonard Campbell New Hampshire Catholic Charities Captain Stephen Warren Lakes Region Salvation Army
Outdoor gun range on Rte. 106 will hurt property values in Briarcrest To the editor, I recently attended the Belmont Zoning Board’s public meeting regarding adding an outdoor shooting range on Route 106. Although the town needs more beneficial businesses, approving this zoning exception could negatively impact this whole community. As a resident of nearby Briarcrest Estates, I know most of the 240 homeowners here fear our well-managed, clean, hospitable, safe and quiet development might not only lose its neighborly appeal, but retiree monfrom preceding page print the list of expenses to date, which was released by the selectmen today. Barry Borella “A Concerned Citizen” Center Harbor
etary loses could possibly result. In addition to potential safety, noise, nearby wetlands and disturbance issues, a recent land appraiser’s report states:”It is likely land values here will diminish”. And we believe this could eventually hurt owner property values and reduce town tax revenues. As most of Briarcrest’s residents are on fixed incomes, a possible reduction in our property values could seriously jeopardize owner finances. It was also reported at the zoning board meeting, there are 53 shooting ranges in New Hampshire, many in nearby communities. As stated earlier, most attendees support needed town developments, however, we urge the board to seriously examine and consider all aspects of this project and its potential negative impact on residents. Hugh A. Baird, Belmont
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REAL ESTATE TAXES TOO HIGH? REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2011 As you may have read in recent business and economic reports, real estate tax assessments in many New Hampshire municipalities have not been reduced to reflect some very significant, if not drastic drops in current fair market values. Laconia’s controversial 2010 re-assessment analyzed only 528 recent sales to construct a so-called statistical model and standard methodology to predict selling prices, and not a fee appraisal assessing each single property. According to Stephan Hamilton, Director of the Property Appraisal Division of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration “mass appraisal is not easy to do and not perfect. It is difficult to do at best, and especially with so few sales”. State statutes require that real estate tax assessments be based on current fair market values. It is recommended that you review your current tax assessment given current market conditions, as you may find that your property is assessed disproportionally higher than current market value. This office has successfully represented a number of property owners in central New Hampshire in recent months, whose tax assessments have been reduced, and in some cases, very substantially. Should you conclude after reviewing your current assessment that your property may be over-assessed, and wish to consider filing for a Real Estate Tax Abatement, please contact our office for further information as to the process involved, and the terms of our representation of your interest. Since the deadline for filing the Tax Abatement Application is Tuesday, March 1, 2011, and lead time is necessary to perform an appraisal, it is important to TAKE ACTION NOW, if you wish to file a Tax Abatement Application by March 1, 2011.
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To the editor, Regarding your article “UNH and Fish & Game Researchers Seek Public Help in Locating Bobcats” (Jan. 4), I would be suspect of Fish & Game’s motive for collecting such data. A documented increase in N.H.’s bobcat population could easily justify a reinstatement of their hunting or trapping season. Bobcats have not been trapped in N.H. since 1989, due to their declining numbers. However, population growth in this species could allow N.H. Dept. of Fish & Game to open a season for them and
bring bobcat trapping back to N.H. At an estimated $375/pelt (or more for a trophy mount), the motive is clear. Please do not allow money to trump ethics and compassion. Let the N.H. Legislature and the Department of Fish & Game know that you want to see the trapping season for bobcats permanently closed by signing the on-line petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-trapping-of-bobcats-in-new-hampshir... Thank you for being a voice for the animals. Louisa Dell’Amico, Northfield
Northern Pass power line project is wrong for the White Mountains Like many other legislators desperate for job creation in New Hampshire, I initially welcomed the announcement last fall by Public Service Company of New Hampshire that the Hydro Quebec/Northern Pass project would create 1,200 jobs for New Hampshire. Sadly, I was wrong to assume that this project, if approved, would help our state’s economy. This project is wrong for the White Mountains. It is a bad decision for the state of New Hampshire as a whole. Coos County has the highest unemployment rate in the state. And although Grafton County unemployment data reflects a more sanguine picture, the reality is that Northern Grafton County is struggling with high unemployment and foreclosure rates. So why have I come to conclude that this project will continue to destroy the economy of the White Mountains, with no ultimate net benefit in job creation in New Hampshire? Simply put, the Hydro Quebec/ Northern Pass project will ultimately serve to drive the nail in the coffin of what is left of the economy of the North Country. Thousands of visitors every year come to the White Mountains. They hike in the White Mountain National Forest and state parks, swim in our northern lakes, snowmobile, ski, fish, and recreate. According to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), tourists pour approximately $250-million into our economy. Our restaurants, hotels, and retail businesses thrive on tourism dollars. For decades, visitors from all over the world have been drawn to the beauty of the White Mountains. As a result, a robust second home economy has developed, drawing investors and creating jobs. The beautiful vistas, pristine scenery and fresh mountain air make our part of the state one of the most attractive in the country. All of this has the potential for being destroyed if the Northern Pass project is approved.
This profit-generating project proposes to create a new 40-45 mile power-line right-of-way directly through public and private forestland in the North Country, including the White Mountain National Forest. This is not in the best interests of New Hampshire’s forests nor the tourism-based economy those forested landscapes help to support. Do the proponents of the project seriously believe that 135 foot high electrical towers and expanded rights-of-way that will destroy the vistas of the White Mountains are a net benefit to New Hampshire? Do we really need to permanently scar our pristine landscape with power supplied by another country? How is that going to help tourism? Rather than creating jobs, this project will potentially destroy what is left of our North Country economy by reducing property values, driving away tourism and discouraging investment? It will also be a economic disincentives to in-state small hydroelectric projects, biomass, wind and true renewable energy projects? As the state senator for most of Grafton County over the past four years, I pushed hard for high quality broadband for our part of the state. This was largely due to the knowledge that people want to live in the White Mountains, for the very reason that it is so beautiful. We just need the telecommunications highway in order to survive here. Broadband expansion and connectivity for the North Country is the true answer for long term economic development. We need to stop giving lip service to ways to stimulate the North Country economy. Unless we intend to permanently economically balkanize the White Mountains, this project should be stopped dead in its tracks. As John Harrigan so poignantly put it, “We only have the landscape left. Let’s not destroy it.” I call on all of our federal, state and local officials to speak out against the Northern Pass. (Deb Reynolds is a Plymouth attorney who served as the state senator for N.H. Senate District 2 from 2006-2010.)
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LETTERS Folks we are not the super power anymore. It is China & India To the editor, Now that the new year has begun, we need to pray that the ones we voted in are going to do the right thing by the American people. We are going down, down, down, and need to wake up and see what is happening to our country and the world. We have seen so many foreclosures and now you are going to see state by state run out of money. I know the problem is giving all the illegal aliens everything from free health care, living quarters, food stamps and anything else their hearts desire. Does not charity begin at home? We need to stop giving away to others what the American people need and are not getting. We would not have to be in the red if we would stop letting these people suck the system dry. Yes! There are people who need assistance, it just should not be forever. The government needs to monitor their progress. Some people do not want to work because they make more money staying home and bleeding our system. Again, health care would go down if people had the choice of alternative medicine instead of letting insurance dictate to us what we should do. If the good old U.S.A. goes 100-percent with socialism, then we are all in trouble. Other countries have done socialism and people can not aford a home or car. Is this going to be the future of America? This is the hand writing on the wall for those who are waiting for things to get better. The way is prayer to heal our nation and ourselves. Instead of helping other countries, we need to fix ours first then help them CHRISTINA from page 2 would say it,” he said. “I liked the fact that she would help the kids that were being bullied, that she’d step up on the bus and say, ‘Hey you can sit with me.’” Christina’s grandfather, Dallas Green, managed the 1980 world champion Philadelphia Phillies. John Green, a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, said the family found
out. Why are we giving other countries money we do not have to give? That is only making us further in debt. How come we do not adopt children who are from our country instead of adopting from other countries? Folks! We are not the super power anymore, in case you have not noticed. It is China and India. We have given them all our American jobs to them. So while we get poorer they become richer. Makes sense? We have been too busy making a mess of everything. Our government is for me, myself and I. We all know that to be true. Slow but sure, they are taking everything away. We will all need to ask them for an allowance. They are taxing us to death on everything and anything. Where does all the tax money go with so many people living in this country? The spending in Washington has to stop!! They need to have a budget like the rest of us.They are not slow in giving themselves a raise anytime they feel like it. This is why the American people are so angry. Too much B.S. going on. Things we do not even know about. I am sure we will here more in the coming year. I just wish we had a government that thinks like we do. What a miracle that would be. Promises, promises, is all they give us. They talk well and never do the walk. We know that to be true. You don’t see the government cutting their pay. only Social Security gets no cost of living expense. So much for the golden years. More to come! Anna DeRose Moultonborough
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Gilford police photographed this man as he walked along Cherry Valley Road yesterday morning. At the time of the sighting, the officer didn’t have enough cause to detain the man, who was described as “uncooperative” when approached. Police now feel that the man might be connected to a string of burglaries and attempted break-ins which have occurred recently in the area near Gunstock Mountain Resort. Anyone who has information about this man is asked to call police. (Courtesy photo)
BREAK-INS from page one An officer on patrol yesterday morning came across a man walking on Cherry Valley Road in the area of the burglaries. The man was “very uncooperative”, said Sergeant Al Lessard, when the officer attempted to speak with him. The officer didn’t have enough cause to arrest the man at that point but took photos, which police have now distributed to the media. Police now believe they have enough evidence to detain the suspect and ask that anyone who recognizes the man or can provide other information call the department at 527-4737. The public is urged to take notice of suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods and call police if something seems strange. The recent activity has been focused on unoccupied homes in neighborhoods which are known to include many seasonal properties. GIFFORDS from page 2 functioning, implying that “she’s recognizing him and interacting, perhaps in an old familiar way with him,” said Dr. Michael Lemole. Dr. Randall Friese said Kelly also told doctors he saw Giffords smile. He said sometimes people see what they want to see, but that “if he says she’s smiling, I buy it.” Kelly has also been essential in helping Giffords’ staff through the tragedy, said Mark Kimble, a Tucson staff member who stood only a few feet from Giffords when she was shot. “There is not a doubt in his mind and not a doubt in any of our minds that she’s going to be back,” Kimble said. “He’s been cheering us up. He’ll come over and when we’re down, he’ll say, ‘Gabby’s going to make it, Gabby’s a little better today.’ That’s a big help to all of us.” The steady progress for Giffords came on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to remember the legacy of the civil rights leader who was killed by an assassin’s bullet 42 years ago.
Lawmakers agree more part-time help needed at Belknap County Jail By Gail OBer
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LACONIA — To offset to cost of handling soaring inmate populations, a subcommittee of the Belknap County Convention yesterday recommended passage of a corrections department budget that would add $60,000 for additional part-time help. Superintendent Daniel Ward said the money will give him the ability to employ a total of six regular part-time employees. “We have to make sure people aren’t triggering the benefit cap to keep the costs down,” he told the subcommittee, explaining his need for additional part-time help. Ward said yesterday he has 104 people, including 16 women, incarcerated at the Belknap County House of Corrections. There are an additional 14 people on home confinement bracelets monitored by his department. Ward said the jail was built for a maximum capacity of 87 and they have converted the gymnasium to housing quarters. County Administrator Debra Shackett told the subcommittee that Ward had initially asked for additional fulltime staff but the former Board of Commissioners was reluctant to add full-time help. She said their biggest budget concern is health benefits and adding another person to the state retirement system, the local costs of which have increased by a “staggering” amount to MLK from page 2 Leadership Conference, which her father co-founded in 1957. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who worked with King during the civil rights movement, issued a renewed call for Americans to unite in peace and love as King preached during his lifetime. “If Dr. King could speak to us today, he would tell us that it does not matter how much we disapprove of another person’s point of view, there is never a reason to deny another human being the respect he or she deserves,” Lewis said. The Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer, called for members of Congress to show solidarity during the State of the Union Address this month. Quoting the Bible and Abraham Lincoln, Warnock said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” “Maybe after Arizona what our chil-
fund the underfunded system. Overall, the corrections budget is down slightly, much of it due to accounting shifts that put the maintenance into its own department. Ward said the department expects an increase on the revenue side because, despite the overcrowding, there are some cases where he can take some federal prisoners for which the federal government pays. Ward was also able to increase revenue in the commissary line by renegotiating a higher percentage of the profits from the company that runs it. Budget line decreases include counseling because the department was able to participate in the Horizon’s ADEPT program and the costs of Laconia’s Motorcycle Week have been halved since Ward got surplus Army tents to house much of the population rather than move them facilities in other counties. “Our costs are directly related to how many inmates we have to temporarily relocate,” said Ward. Ward said the average stay for an inmate has increased about seven days, which he attributes to a number of factors including more serious crimes that require higher bail and a slow down in the court system due to cutbacks at the state level. Eighty percent of the current inmate population is awaiting trial while 20-percent of the inmates are serving sentences.
dren need to see is us sitting together,” Warnock said. In Philadelphia, hundreds of volunteers including Mayor Michael Nutter helped refurbish computers for needy residents as part of the city’s “day of service” events to mark the King holiday. “The computer is your passport, not only to the future but to knowing what’s going around you,” Nutter said. The effort was part of the $25 million federally funded Freedom Rings Partnership, which aims to deliver 5,000 computers over the next few years to people in the city, where 41 percent of residents lack Internet access. Coloradans marked the day with marches and parades in Denver and Greeley, and the National Western Stock Show was set to host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. African-American Herisee next page
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TOWN OF GILMANTON THE 2011 FILING PERIOD FOR TOWN ELECTION OPENS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19th and CLOSES FRIDAY, 5p.m., JANUARY 28th. (TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, ACADEMY BLDG., 503 PROVINCE RD., GILMANTON 03237) MON. & THURS.- 9-2:00 & 6-8:00p.m; CLOSED TUES.; WED & FRI. 9-4:00p.m. FRI, 1/28/11 OPEN 4- 5p.m. TO ACCEPT FILINGS ONLY)
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TOWN ELECTED POSITION OPENINGS:
BUDGET COMMITTEE- TWO POSITIONS (2) – THREE YEAR TERMS (Brian A. Forst) (Francis X. Gianni) CEMETERY TRUSTEE – ONE POSITION (1) – THREE YEAR TERM (Marion S. McIntyre) LIBRARY TRUSTEE - ONE POSITION (1) – THREE YEAR TERM (Anne E. Kirby)
SELECTMAN – ONE POSITION (1) – THREE YEAR TERM (Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Abbott) SUPERVISOR OF THE CHECKLIST – ONE POSITION (1) – SIX YEAR TERM (Jeanine L. Moorehead) TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR – ONE POSITION (1) – THREE YEAR TERM (Debra A. Cornett) TOWN TREASURER – ONE POSITION (1) – ONE YEAR TERM (Glen A.Waring)
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BUDGET from page one prospect that funding to municipalities “suspended” during the current biennium would be restored. The Legislature suspended municipal revenue sharing, which was projected to return some $647,000 to Laconia in fiscal year 2010. The state reduced its share of employer contributions to the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) for school teachers, police officers and firefighters from 35-percent to 25-percent, costing the city more than $116,000. Moreover, Cabanel estimates that the (NHRS) is shortchanging the city some $175,000 a year by failing to fully defray the health insurance claims of retirees. Although the state distributed $58.8-million in proceeds from the Meals and Rooms Tax to municipalities, it suspended additional payments, equal to three quarters of the annual increase in the revenue, despite raising the rate of the tax from eight-percent to ninepercent. Taken together these measures represent foregone revenue and additional costs of nearly $950,000 to the city, which must be offset by reducing municipal expenditures or raising property taxes. The state faces a budget deficit for the two year period that begins July 1 that could approach $900-million. A projected surplus of $73,460 in January will likely turn to a deficit by the end of fiscal year 2010 in June when revenues, including $77.5-million from the sale and lease of state assets, fall short of expectations and contractual obligations exceed budgeted appropriations. Moreover, pending litigation could compel the state to return $35-million in Medicaid payments to the federal government. Meanwhile, the current state budget includes $518-million in one-time revenues and reductions, $95-million in
suspended payments to municipalities and school districts, and $92-million in local building aid that was borrowed. The Republican legislative leadership, with commanding majorities in both the House and Senate, have repeatedly declared their intention of balancing the budget without raising taxes or fees — much less introducing new ones — or “downshifting” costs to property taxpayers. Representative David Hess (R-Hooksett), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee in his ninth term, has filed legislation to repeal all tax and fee increases enacted since 2007. Without raising revenues, the budget must be balanced by reducing expenditures, almost half of which represent payments to cities and towns. Of these, the single largest expense is aid to education, which in the current budget totaled $578.2-million, and is set to increase by some $70-million in each year of the next biennium. Furthermore, since the current budget applies $180-million of onetime federal money to fund education aid, the state requires an additional $321-million to fully fund it in 20122013. If funded, the grant to Laconia is projected to jump by $2.5-million, to $9-million. However, the New Hampshire Department of Education (DOE) has already told school districts not to expect changes in state aid next year. Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), the Senate majority leader, has introduced legislation that would freeze state aid at current levels until 2015, which would spare the state additional expenditures of $141-million but still require $180-million to replace the federal funds tapped in the current biennium. At the same time, Senator Nancy see next page
from preceding page tage Rodeo on Monday evening. In South Carolina, the day was an opportunity for the NAACP to underscore its opposition to a Confederate flag that flies outside the Statehouse. It was moved from atop the Capitol dome in 2000 after protests by the group. “Take down that flag,” North Carolina NAACP president, the Rev. William Barber, told the audience at a rally in Columbia. He argued the flag’s presence disrespects people not only in South Carolina but across the nation. But the South Carolina commander of Sons of Confederate Veterans dis-
agreed. “They have the right to view it any way they wish. ... But I’m telling you it is. It is our heritage, and we will honor it,” said Mark Simpson of Spartanburg, whose great-great grandfather was a Confederate soldier. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage changed plans and attended a King memorial breakfast just days after saying critics could “kiss my butt.” King is the only American who was not a U.S. president to have a federal holiday named in his honor. He has been recognized on the third Monday in January since 1986.
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Holderness to ‘rent’ services of M’borough’s code enforcement officer 1 day a week MOULTONBOROUGH — The Towns of Moultonborough and Holderness have announced a model effort to provide its services related to the enforcement of town and state planning, zoning, septic and health codes. Under this unique arrangement Moultonborough will provide its Code & Health officer, Donald Cahoon, to Holderness for one day a week. Presently that day is Thursday. Cahoon will work out of the Holderness Town offices during their normal business hours to accept applications for various permits and complaints on enforcement matters under that town’s regulations. The remainder of the week he will continue to provide services in Moultonborough. The agreement may be canceled by either town upon 30 days notice. This ensures either may quickly exit the arrangement should it not work out as well as hoped for. During the time the agreement is in place, Cahoon remains in the full employ of the Town of Moultonborough. Moultonborough will receive $300 a day for his services. The town hopes to realize about $13,500 in new annual revenue. Joel Mudgett, chairman of the Moultonborough Selectboard said, “Our permit activity is down and we had authorized the town administrator to explore providing our code services through some sort of regional
approach. This looks like a good blend of helping a sister community, realizing some revenue to help offset our local taxes, and keeping an excellent professional on our staff should permit activity pop back up to where we need to go full-time.” Peter Webster, chairman of the Holderness Board of Selectmen said, “Every day local government struggles to provide the quality services they need to provide at affordable pricing for their taxpayers. Nowhere is this struggle tougher than in small communities which may not be able to retain qualified individuals for less than full-time jobs. We are most hopeful this arrangement will serve our mutual needs well.” The Moultonborough Office of Development Services, under the direction of the Town Planner Daniel Merhalski, will be working to change its procedures and make better use of its web site to make Cahoon’s absence as seamless as possible, with a minimum in disruption to the processing of applications and inspections. Anyone who experiences a service difficulty in Moultonborough is asked to contact Merhalski at email@example.com or Carter Terenzini, the town administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org so the problem may be addressed and learned from as these new procedures are put in place. Both individuals are available by phone at 476-2347 as well.
from preceding page Stiles (R- Hampton), who chairs the Senate Education Committee, has sponsored legislation, with support from 10 of her colleagues, that would reduce state aid, including funds for Laconia, in the next biennium. The current formula for distributing state aid provides additional funding to school districts based on their number of economically disadvantaged students as measured by those eligible for free and reduced price lunch. If more than 12-percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch, the school receives a premium for all of its students. Stiles proposes applying the additional aid solely to the disadvantaged students, not to the entire enrollment of the school, which she projects would trim $130-million from state aid. While limiting state aid in the near term, the Legislature will pursue a constitutional amendment to target
funding to the neediest districts in the long-term. When the City Council discussed the issue last week, Cabanel warned that amending the Constitution could enable the state to minimize its support of education, returning virtually all the costs to local property taxpayers. Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3) suggested the council urge lawmakers to tailor an amendment to spare the city any adverse effects, but Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2), echoing Cabanel, called on the council to express its outright opposition to any attempt to shrink state funding for schools. In addition, to state aid for its entire school system, the Laconia School Board is also anticipating that the state will contribute up to 85-percent of the cost of renovating and upgrading the Huot Technical Center at the high school. The City Council authorized borrowing up to $2.5-million for see next page
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Gilford School District PUBLIC NOTICE FILING PERIOD FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES 1/19/11-1/28/11 The following school district offices are vacant: Office School Board Member School District Moderator School District Clerk School District Treasurer
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Written declaration of candidacy must be filed with the Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011 in order for the name of the candidate to appear on the ballot. Forms may be obtained from the Superintendent of School’s Office; 2 Belknap Mountain Rd., Gilford, NH 03249 telephone number 527-9215. Candidates must be a registered voter in the Town of Gilford. School District office hours for filing are 7:30 - 4:00 Monday-Friday * * Except for the last day of filing (1/28/11) in which the law requires the School District Office to be open until 5:00 p.m. Kimberly Varricchio, School District Clerk
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Return of ‘Baby Doc’ adds new twist to Haiti’s woes PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier ensconced himself Monday in a high-end hotel following his surprise return to a country deep in crisis, leaving many to wonder if the once-feared strongman will prompt renewed conflict in the midst of a political stalemate. Duvalier met with allies inside the hotel in the hills above downtown Port-au-Prince and spoke publicly only through emissaries, who gave vague explanations for his sudden and mysterious appearance — nearly 25 years after he was forced into exile by a popular uprising against his brutal regime. Henry Robert Sterlin, a former ambassador who said he was speaking on behalf of Duvalier, portrayed the 59-year-old former “president for life,” as merely a concerned elder statesmen who wanted to see the effects of the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake on his homeland. “He was deeply hurt in his soul after the earthquake,” Sterlin said. “He wanted to come back to see
how is the actual Haitian situation of the people and the country.” Duvalier — who assumed power in 1971 at age 19 following the death of his father, Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier — still has some support in Haiti and millions are too young to remember life under his dictatorship. But his abrupt return Sunday still sent shock waves through the country, with some fearing that his presence will bring back the extreme polarization, and political violence, of the past. “Part of what he does by getting back into Haiti is bring back the old battle lines,” said Jocelyn McCalla, a political analyst and former director of the National Coalition for Haitian Rights. “People are going to start talking about being pro- or antiDuvalier ... It intensifies the instability.” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said in a Twitter post that the U.S. was surprised by the timing of Duvalier’s visit. “It adds unpredictability at an uncertain time in Haiti’s election process.”
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett returned after missing nine games with an injured leg and came up with a steal in the final seconds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 109-106 on Monday night. Garnett went around Jameer Nelson and intercepted a pass intended for Jason Richardson, then threw the ball ahead to Ray Allen. Allen was fouled while trying to dribble out the clock; he made both free throws — giving him 26 points for the game and
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13 in the fourth quarter alone. Garnett scored 19 with eight rebounds in his first game since he strained his right calf on Dec. 29. Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 13 assists. Dwight Howard scored 33 points with 13 rebounds and Ryan Anderson scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Magic. There were 10 lead changes in the third quarter and six more in the fourth as the Magic scored eight straight points to turn a six-point deficit into a 95-93 lead. It was the third straight win for Boston, which went 6-3 with Garnett out. The Celtics had been 5-5 since Christmas Day, when they lost to 86-78 to the Magic to snap a 14-game winning streak in the team’s only other meeting this season. Orlando ended a two-game losing streak with a victory over Minnesota on Saturday, improving to 10-4 since the trade that brought Hedo Turkoglu, Gilbert Arenas and Richardson to the Magic.
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more affordable by using high-quality pine instead of hardwoods to make much of the furniture. Tim has been enamored of Amish crafts and furniture since he was a boy and lived in Pennsylvania’s Huntingdon County. He recalls visiting a nearby Amish farmer’s market and furniture store. “The Amish take pride in what they do,” Tim said. Their products are simple, some might say rustic, but well-made. The style remains relevant because it illustrates that things must not be modern or sophisticated to be good, and because it provides the customer with not only a piece of furniture or decor but also a conversation starter. Indeed, Tim said the Amish mystique is part of what continues to draw customers to his business. “I think a lot of people are intrigued because they don’t know about them,” he said. “People like the idea of good quality, hand-made and made in America. It gives people something to say about the piece.”
Master mask maker featured at Italian Cultural Club’s dinner and wine-tasting event in Meredith
MEREDITH — The NH Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club will celebrate the tradition of mask making at a dinner and wine tasting event at Giuseppe’s Restaurant on Tuesday, January 25. Roger A. Marrocco, Jr., a master mask maker, will be the guest presenter. Marrocco has been actively working for more than a decade in the Boston area, designing and making numerous types of masks. His creations have been used in such distinguished theatrical companies as the Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage. Marrocco was appointed as the Maskmaker and Costumer for the 1999 production of the Roman Music Festival, an annual opera presented at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. He has presented lectures throughout New England on the history and traditions of maskmaking and has held workshops and seminars from Boston to Maryland. His masks and costumes were greeted with enthusiasm at the Carnivale of Venice (Italy), the oldest Mardi Gras Festival in the world. Cost for this event is $49 per person. Seating is
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PLYMOUTH – “Avoiding the Three Common Pitfalls of Small Businesses” will be the topic of the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) Brown Bag Seminar to be held at the PSU Ice Arena Welcome Center at noon on Wednesday, January 19. Presented by O.J. Robinson of CenterPoint Business Advisors, Inc. of Franconia, this workshop is intended for small business owners and their employees as well as non-profits, bankers, and other interested professionals. Attendees will learn about the three common mistakes made by small busi-
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LACONIA — Rescheduled after the recent snow storm,the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound restaurant will host the first of the new year’s Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours net-
working event on Wednesday, January 19. The 5 to 7 p.m. event will be a perfect time to enrich existing business relationships and create new ones. All chamber members and their guests are invited.
LACONIA — The Laconia Youth Football Association (LYFA) will host a dance for kids in grades 6 — 8 at the Middle School from 7 — 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 22. A DJ will spin the tunes; snacks and water will
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LACONIA — The Laconia Youth Football and Cheerleading Association (LYFCA) will celebrate the 2010 football and cheerleading season at a ban-
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Therese C. Lemire, 88 FRANKLIN — Therese C. Lemire, 88, a resident of the Peabody Home in Franklin since 2007 died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. She was born in Lowell, MA, May 23, 1922, daughter of Eusebe and Yvonne (Gauthier) Lemire. Therese spent her youth and schooled in Franklin, graduating from Franklin High School. Prior to moving back to Franklin she lived in Laconia for over 40 years. During WW II she served with the U. S. Navy as a clerk in Washington, D. C. She was a member of the Waves National Women of the Waves). She worked in Franklin and Laconia as a telephone operator with the New England Telephone Company for 42 years.. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Franklin and member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
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Better Together of the Lakes Region invites residents to monthly meeting on January 27
LACONIA — Better Together of the Lakes Region invites all residents to attend its monthly meeting, which will include a screening of the film “Including Samuel,” at the Laconia Middle School from 4 — 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 27. Initiated by the Lakes Region Children & Family Coalition, Better Together is a group of organizations committed to working together to strengthen families and community. The viewing of “Including Samuel” will be followed by a conversation on inclusion of people with disabilities in the Lakes Region. “The inclusion team has been a part of Better Together since the beginning”, said Jennifer Doris, Early Childhood manager at Lakes Region Community Services. “Over the months, we have looked at ways to raise awareness and increase inclusion in our communities. As a first step, we have decided to show ‘Including Samuel’ throughout the Lakes Region ... and what better place to start than at Better Together where our team developed the vision. We hope that seeing the film will encourage other Better Together teams to incorporate inclusion into their work. We also hope that other members of the community will come to see the film and learn more about our work and Better Together.” In addition to the film and conversation, the
Better Together meeting will include time for formation of action teams structured to address issues in the region. Health and Wellness, Mentoring, Inclusion, Neighbor 2 Neighbor, a New American Center, and School Readiness are examples of such teams. New teams are welcome, and existing teams always appreciate new ideas and perspectives. “If you are concerned about an issue in the Lakes Region and are willing to commit some of your time and energy to address it, Better Together provides a forum for you” said Shannon Robinson-Beland, Community Support coordinator and regular participant in Better Together. “Better Together proves that volunteerism is alive and well in our communities. We continue to see new faces each month. It is always satisfying to see like-minded individuals come together to tackle problems they wouldn’t be able to address alone.” Anyone interested in attending the January meeting is asked to bring a can of soup (to be donated to a local food pantry), a friend, and positive energy. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.BetterTogetherLakesRegion.org, e-mail info@BetterTogetherLakesRegion.org, or call Robinson-Beland at 524-1741.
HOLDERNESS — “Button Up,” a free home energy saving workshop, will be presented by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19. Bob Tortorice, Certified Home Energy Rater HERS, BPI, MBA, CGB, CGP of Building Alternatives, will lead the program. Tortorice will introduce the basics of home energy budgets and the value of home weatherization through this presentation by Clean Air-Cool Planet and the New England Carbon Challenge. Workshop participants will learn how simple household adjustments and modest investments can lead to significant energy savings over the long haul. Topics will include residential heat use and loss, short term benefits of simple do-ityourself weatherization, the value of a profes-
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2011. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor. On this date: In 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook reached the Hawaiian Islands, which he dubbed the “Sandwich Islands.” In 1862, the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, died in Richmond, Va. at age 71. In 1919, the Paris Peace Conference, held to negotiate peace treaties ending World War I, opened in Versailles (vehrSY’), France. In 1943, during World War II, the Soviets announced they’d broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad (it was another year before the siege was fully lifted). A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S. — aimed at reducing bakeries’ demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect. In 1949, Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacular swindles in history, died destitute at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66. In 1957, a trio of B-52’s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft. In 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.) In 1970, David Oman McKay, the ninth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the age of 96. In 1991, financially strapped Eastern Airlines shut down after more than six decades in business. Former New York Rep. Hamilton Fish died in Cold Spring, N.Y., at age 102. One year ago: Taliban militants wearing explosive vests launched a brazen daylight assault on the center of Kabul with suicide bombings and gunbattles that paralyzed the Afghan capital for hours. Today’s Birthdays: Movie director John Boorman is 78. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 70. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 58. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 56. Country singer Mark Collie is 55. Actress Jane Horrocks is 47. Comedian Dave Attell is 46. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 42. Rapper DJ Quik is 41. Rock singer Jonathan Davis is 40. Singer Christian Burns is 38. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 38. Actor Derek Richardson is 35. Actor Jason Segel is 31. Actress Samantha Mumba is 28.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Senior luncheon in Gilmanton. Noon. A delicious meal served at the Gilmanton Community Church on Route #107. The menu for this month is Shepard’s Pie, salad bar, dinner rolls, beverages, and of course our famous desserts! Donations, if you are able, are accepted to help with its cost. Please join us and bring your friends for an enjoyable day! Lakes Region Retired Educators Association meeting. 11 a.m. at the Shang Hai Restaurant on South Main Street in Laconia. $9 for buffet luncheon. Gathering will include an informal social time for book reviews. “Remember When” program at the Laconia Senior Center. 11:30 a.m. $2 donation. Every senior citizen is invited to tell a story of a special memory. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Business meeting and competition in “night scenes” from team shoots. See images at www. lrcameraclub.com. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Drop-in Rug Hooking at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Carol Dale will be working on a rug and she’ll have a small frame for anyone interested in giving it a try. BabyGarten at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Babies from birth to 18-months are welcome to sing songs, share stories and move to music. Sign-up in the Children’s Room. Philosophy Club meeting at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to come to contemplate and discuss life’s most pressing questions in a comfortable, friendly environment.
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The premier presentation of the Meredith Bay, Paugus Bay, Saunders Bay Subwatershed Management Plan. 6:30 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. All are invited to attend and learn how to protect and preserve Lake Winnipesaukee for current and future generations to enjoy. For additional information write Pat Tarpey at the the Lakes Region Planning Commission (email@example.com) or call 279-8171. Social hosted by the Lakes Region Young Professionals organization. 5:30 to 7:30 at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery in Gilford. A wine and beer tasting gala, follwed by music trivia hosted by DJ Jeff Lines at 7:30. For more information visit www.lakesregionchamber.org. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. TOPS (Taking Off Pound Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Friends of the Meredith Public Library meeting. 3 p.m. Open to all. Check Out A Computer Expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m. First-come, first-served.
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Admissions Open House at Sant Bani School Local kids encouraged in Sanbornton to be held Saturday, January 22 to audition for Winni Playhouse production of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’
SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School will hold an informational Admissions Open House, including a group presentation at 10 a.m. followed by tours, on Saturday, January 22. A fully accredited K — 12 day school established in 1973, Sant Bani School serves 175 students on a campus with access to 200 acres of fields and woodlands. Strong academic and co-curricular programs integrate intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth with physical, emotional, and social development. Preparing students for college is a focus of the upper grades, and graduates have a 100 percent college acceptance rate. Learning takes place in the classroom, on the playing field, on stage, in the studio, and through service projects. The school
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LACONIA — Auditions for The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Youth Ensemble’s production of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” will be held at the Meredith Campus Education Building at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 27. Local children ages 8 — 12 are encouraged to audition for this staging of Roald Dahl’s much-loved story, which follows the vain attempts of three farmers to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. Boggis, Bunce, and Bean are outwitted at every turn by “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” who devises a plan that will ensure full stomachs not only for his family, but for all his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast. Children interested in auditioning need only attend one of the audition dates. Prior experience is not required and preparation for auditions is not necessary although the audition monologues are available at www.winniplayhouse.org for any child who would like to look them over in advance. Performances of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” will be on April 1 — 3 and 8 — 10. Rehearsals will be held from 4:30 — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 3 — 5 p.m. on Sundays. Most cast members will not be needed at all three rehearsals per week. Rehearsals will be held at the Meredith Campus until tech week when they will move to the Playhouse in Laconia. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” will be directed by the Winni Playhouse’s Education Director Kate Wisnioski. For audition and performance questions, e-mail kate@ winniplayhouse.org or call 366-7377.
Moose Mountains Regional Greenways annual meeting to include first Conservationist of the Year award presentation BROOKFIELD — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will hold its annual meeting from 6 — 9 p.m. on Monday, February 7. The festive event will include a cocktail hour, catered dinner, silent auction fundraiser, and firstever Conservationist of the Year award presentation. In addition, Dave Anderson, director of Education and Volunteer Services at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF), will speak on “Land Conservation in the Moose Mountains Region,” with an eye to future challenges and new opportunities. Anderson writes the monthly column “Forest Journal” in the NH Sunday News, the quarterly column “Nature’s View” in Forest Notes, and is bi-weekly host of the nature spot “Something Wild” on NH Public Radio. The public is welcome to join this annual community celebration of MMRG, a non-profit land conservation organization serving Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. Anyone who would like to attend or donate an item for the silent auction should call Executive Director Virginia Long at 755-1158 or e-mail email@example.com before January 20.
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Dear Annie: My father has a habit of touching me when he talks. He’ll tap my hand or leg, and he often touches my arm when it’s unnecessary. I’ve told him many times that I don’t like it, but he gets quite unhappy if I ask him to stop. He’s done this since I was a kid, and I’m 33 now. Once, when I was 13, he kept tapping his leg against mine under the table at an outdoor restaurant. I couldn’t tolerate it and moved my leg away. My father flew into a rage, snarling and gritting his teeth and telling me I had a “disgusting habit.” I am going to my parents’ house tomorrow and am not looking forward to it. I have to remember not to sit near Dad and to stand at least two feet away when he speaks to me. The problem is that while he’s talking, he moves closer and then starts tapping me. It infuriates me that he won’t stop no matter how many times I’ve asked him to. Here’s what I suspect: My father considers me his property. He wants to be able to put his hands on me the way one does with a pet. When I ask him to stop, he is insulted as if his property is being taken from him. I also suspect he taps me because he thinks I’m not listening and needs to keep my attention. I avoid my parents as much as possible and don’t speak to my father unless it is absolutely necessary. Do other readers have this problem? -- Son who is Wondering Dear Son: It is common for parents to touch their children when speaking to them. In most instances, it is a sign of affection. We can understand, however, how constant tapping could be annoying, although your reaction seems out of proportion. If Dad is tapping your arm to keep your attention from drifting, you can work on getting him to stop, but it requires that you put a lid on your level of hostility. Try talking to him, saying that you love him but it makes you extremely uncomfortable to
be touched constantly. Remind him gently when he starts up. Dear Annie: What are your views on older women dating younger men? I am 56, and he is 36. He first asked me to marry him 10 years ago, but I broke it off, thinking I was doing him a favor. I then married someone else, hoping he would find someone his age. He did, but that marriage didn’t last. Neither did mine. Am I being selfish? Is there any possibility that we could be happy together? My family has given us their blessing, but his is another story. I love him enough to let him go if you think I should. -- Happy but Older Dear Happy: The only question is whether or not he wants biological children. No marriage is a sure thing. Yours doesn’t come with fewer guarantees than any other. Our best wishes and congratulations. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Gagging in California,” who can’t stand being around people who smoke. She should be honest and forthright. When our daughter was pregnant with her first child, she and her husband told us we’d be babysitting every other weekend. It never happened. I found out by chance that my son-inlaw didn’t want their child around us because we smoke. Our son-in-law avoids our home whenever possible. I love my grandson, but we are closer to our other grandchild because we get to see him more often. Then my daughter complains that we are showing favoritism. Had they spoken with us about this in the beginning, it still would have hurt, but at least we could have had an honest discussion. My husband and I thought we raised our children to behave like adults. Obviously not. -- San Bernardino, Calif.
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1985 Formula 242LS twin 350s, 95% restored, must see, must sell, health issues. $12,000. 293-4129.
Animals LABRADOR pups AKC. Extraordinary litter with outstanding pedigrees. All you want in a Lab! Great temperaments. (603)664-2828. NEW! THE DOG WASH WAGGIN A full-service mobile grooming salon. Easy, convenient, time-saving! Call 603-651-9016.
Announcement THE THRIFTY YANKEE -New Thrift Shop in Meredith, now accepting donations. Drop off across from Interlakes HS. 253-9762
Appliances Maytag Washer & Dryer $150 or best offer. 520-5892
1998 Toyota T100 Truck 5 speed, runs excellent. Bedliner, cap, tow package, more. Good mileage. Recent sticker $1500. Meredith (603)677-7037. 2006 Hyundai Elantra 48,000 miles. Great condition, $6900. Call Don 998-6041. 2007 Toyota Tundra, dbl. cab, SR5, 65K miles, maroon with black interior $17,500/ bro. 455-8987. ABLE to pay cash, cars average $250, trucks full-size 4x4, $300, truck batteries $6 each, alloy $7 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $2.65/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.
Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606
CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
1991 Honda Civic DX Hatchback: Red, automatic, good drive train, will run with new fuel lines. Good car to run or for parts. $400/best offer. 393-7786.
01 Subaru Limited Outback Wagon. Automatic, loaded, heated seats, winter package, dual sun roof. Great condition, 127K, $5,500/obo. 630-1950
Business Opportunities LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing; All duct work, plumbing, & boiler in place; Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662
For Rent $500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apts. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; 3-Bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck $850 + utilities. Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185. ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: 2-Bedroom house, $200/week +utilities; Studio, $200/week, includes utilities, cable/internet.. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.
For Rent GILFORD HOUSE Newly renovated 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms. Applianced kitchen, sun porch & full basement, washer-dryer hook-ups, walking distance to shopping. $950 per month. No pets/No smoking, one month security deposit.
LACONIA Small studio, electric heat, mature, responsible, employed. No pets. $495 plus utilities. 387-6333. LACONIA- 1 Bedroom starting at $600/Month. No Pets Please. Call 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management. LACONIA- SPACIOUS 1-bedroom apartment, walking distance to LRGH. Heat/Hot Water, Washer/dryer hook-up, Private parking. NO SMOKERS/PETS. References/Security deposit. $750/month. 279-1080 leave message. LACONIA- Heat, Hot Water,& Electric Included.1 Bedroom $750/Mo. Call 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management. LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $1,000/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: Near downtown, 1-Bedroom, $600 +utilities and 2-Bedroom, $750 +utilities. References & deposit required. 387-3864. LACONIA: Small 2-Bedroom, $170/week, includes heat and hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665.
LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $185/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.
Newly renovated 3 bedroom house. Applianced kitchen, sun porch, full basement with washer-dryer hook-ups, walking distance to shop ping. $1,200 per month. No pets/No smoking, one month security deposit.
LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, renovated kitchen & bathroom, access to attic for storage & basement with laundry hookups, $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.
527-9221 or 455-0044
Laconia: 1 bedroom. $140/week, utilities included, laundry on site, references & security deposit required, 524-4428
GILFORD 4-Month Short-term rental. Furnished 2 bedroom home. Easy lakefront living. Heat/electric extra. $850/Month 603-393-7077
LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892.
Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353
CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733
Laconia Efficiency: Recently remodeled, on quiet dead-end street, $450/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No-pets. LACONIA In-town, 2-Bedroom, finished basement. $750 plus utilities, first and security. No smoking, available now. 528-2292 Laconia one bedroom: On quiet dead-end street, $650/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets. LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no
LACONIA: S tudio, $135/week & 1-Bedroom, $155/week, heat & HW included. 2-Bedroom, $185/week or $750/month, utilities included. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LACONIA: Small 1-Bedroom, $135/wk, includes heat & hot water, references and deposit. 528-0024.
LACONIA: 1 bedroom $145/week, heat & hot water included, pay own electric. References & security deposit required, 524-4428
BELMONT: 2 Bedrm duplex, w/d hookups. $200 per week + utiliites. Sec/ Refs required. 524-3790
GILMANTON: 2-bedroom, 1-bath house, in private lake community. Bring your ATV, snowmobile & boat. Easy commute to Concord and Laconia. $1,100/month, In-
For Rent LACONIA: large 3 bedroom, 2 living rooms, 1.5 baths, playroom, yard, one car garage, laundry hook-ups. $1500/month, utilities included, 524-4428
527-9221 or 455-0044
LACONIA Awesome 1 bedroom includes heat, hot water, garage, on-site laundry, $725/mo. No pets, 455-0874.
GILFORD 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, attached one car garage, excellent condition, $1200/ month plus utilities, contact Debbie at Roche Realty 603-279-7046 or 603-520-7769.
For Rent LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apt on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/ mo. includes heat and hot water. 524-3892.
LACONIA: 2 bedroom, heat included with private parking, storage, laundry area, snow removal, refrigerator and stove. $875/mo. Security & credit check required. No pets. 603-267-6114 LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $265/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
Lakeport: 1 bedroom $140/week, utilities included, laundry on site. References & security deposit required, 524-4428 Lakeport: 1 bedroom, $130/week, utilities included. References & security deposit required, 524-4428 Lakeport: 1 bedroom. $145/week, utilities included. References & security deposit required. 524-4428 Lakeport: 3 bedroom, $260/week utilities included, laundry on site. References & security deposit required, 524-4428
Lot Available In Northfield Cooperative Mobile Home Park $305 Per Month Call Debra at 455-6670 or email at: email@example.com MEREDITH- In-Town Efficiency apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH: 2 and 3-bedroom mobile homes, $725-$800 +utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MEREDITH: Cozy studio near downtown, hardwood floors, storage, heat, hot water included. No pets, non-smoker. References, security required. $500/month. 455-4075. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MEREDITH: Large 2 Bedroom second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/smoking. First month and security, references required. $795 + heat/utilities. 603-630-2381. MUST SEE - LOVELY MEREDITH HOUSE 1st floor of 2-family home, full basement, W/D hookup, close to town, large, 2BR, hardwood floors, porch, $975/month +utilities. No Smoking/Dogs. Security,references. 279-4376
NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, includes basement. $210/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot wa-
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TILTON- DOWNTOWN. Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150 weekly, includes all. 286-4391.
RUGER 30:06 Rifle: Brand new condition, laminated stock, Leopold scope, 4 boxes ammo. $750. Cell 630-7440.
Customer Service Help NEEDED NOW With several depts. to fill, we will begin training
WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.
Wednesday January 19th 2011
Furniture For Rent-Vacation Marco Island, FL: Still time to enjoy relaxing waterfront living. No snow! Terms-negotioable. all 393-7077.
For Rent-Commercial IN-TOWN LACONIA: 2,000 Sq. Ft., possible to 3,500. Loading dock, three phase power, private office, priced like storage but great for your business. $900 per month, includes heat and property tax. Sale possible. AVAILABLE NOW. Kevin Sullivan, Coldwell Banker Commercial, 630-3276. LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. Lakeport: storefront, $700 month, plus utilities. 1,000 sf retail space, 1500 sf storage space. Security deposit required, 524-4428 Manufacturing/Warehouse/Storage 13 Artisan Ct. Unit #2, Gilford, NH. 1,250 sq. ft., heated. 3 Phase power, $700/Month. 524-6766
MEREDITH Great Location! 31 Foundry Ave. Off Route 104
(Behind Olde Province Common)
1,500 Sq. Ft. with 17’ ceiling & 14’ overhead door. Partial 2nd level balcony space. Finished office cubicle on 1st floor. Perfect for graphic, woodworking, artistry, retail, storage, etc.
$750/Month + Utilities 279-0142 (Business) 677-2298 (Cell)
BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 GIRL!S Bedroom set. 4 poster doublebed with canopy hardware, dresser, bureau, mirror, all in white. $500/ obo. 520-2477 or 293-8155. PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $239. 603-524-1430. TRUNDLE bed set with mattresses. Excellent condition, little used. $200/ obo. 520-2477 or 293-8155.
Help Wanted Be Part of the MADEIRA USA Customer Service Team As a part-time Customer Service Representative, you will be involved in a high-volume telephone contact environment that requires organizational skills and attention to detail. Candidate must have strong telephone skills and be PC literate. Must have the ability to work a flexible, part-time schedule Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Minimum of H.S. diploma/GED required.
Apply in person at 30 Bayside Court Laconia email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (603) 524-1839
CLEANER Franklin/Tilton Area
Arctic-Cat helmet with bag. JVC bibs, with drop seat. New, size Medium $125 393-9693
Full time commercial cleaner. Experience preferred. Must have valid driver’s license & your own transportation.
FIREPLACE Mantle- 4ft. wide X 3ft. 4 inches high with 2-propane inserts, new. $225. 781-248-2553 FIREWOOD-ALL quantities available. Bundles, 1/8, 1/4 & 1/2 cords. Full cord/$180. Pick-up/delivery. 998-7337/Leave Message BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $950, sell Queen $285, Full $260, King $395. 431-0999 BEDROOM set brand new 6 pce solid cherry Sleigh bed, all dovetail sacrifice $750. 427-2001 HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218. KITCHEN cabinets solid Maple with glazing never installed/ dovetail. Cost $7000, sell $1650. 235-1695. PATRIOTS playoff tickets; Pats
Entry level positions starting at $460/week
Roommate Wanted LOOKING for roommate to share a house. Own room, includes everything. $100/week. Good reference. 279-7693
Polysomnography Technologist needed Part-time, 2-3 days a week in our Gorham, NH location. CPAP knowledge is helpful and current Respiratory Therapy experience. Semi-annual raises, educational incentives, vehicle reimbursement, excellent starting salary. Come join this exciting industry and a great team. Please forward resume to email@example.com or mail, Keene Medical Products, Inc. P.O. Box 439, Lebanon, NH 03766 Attn: HR Director
Apply in person to: Joyce Janitorial Service
Services All Trades Landscaping Construction • Irrigation Excavation • Maintenance Spring and Fall • Clean up's. Free estimates and fully insured
BRETT!S ELECTRIC Seeking highly motivated people to join my Pampered Chef team. High earning potential! Call 496-0762.
Fast, Reliable Master Electrician. No Job Too small, Lowest Rates, Top Quality. Mail me an insured competitors residential proposal & I!ll beat it! Call 520-7167.
(per company agreement)
Mon.-Sat + extra hours available
PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING
Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
(after 60 days)
Interviewing Tues. January 18th & 19th Reserve your spot
Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!
HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277
Free T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. No TV’s Please call (603)986-5506.
EMERALD -cut high quality diamond ring. 1/2 carat total weight. $2,300 retail, must sell $600. 393-9693
We're seeking highly motivated individuals that are ready to work hard, and can handle a variety of functions. Duties & Responsibilities include: • Customer Service • Filling Orders • Client Trial Assistance • Moving Merchandise • Setting up Displays
Help Wanted Respiratory Therapist
MADEIRA USA Part-time Position Join the Madeira USA team as a Credit/Accounts Receivable Assistant. Applicants must be detail-oriented with intermediate knowledge of Excel, fast and accurate data entry, able to communicate effectively for reception coverage and work flexible part-time hours, typically Mon-Fri 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm. HS diploma/GED and previous Credit and A/R experience required.
E-mail/ fax résumés to firstname.lastname@example.org 603-524-1839 or apply in person at 30 Bayside Court, Laconia, NH.
Instruction New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 998-1419
Land BELMONT: 3 acre building lot in vicinity of high school, 100% dry land, driveway already roughed in, great gravel soils for building, $54,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.
PAINTING CO. Interior/Exterior Since 1982 ~ Fully Insured
279-5755 630-8333 Bus.
Roommate Wanted PERMANENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Jump into a new career with our growth oriented company in the Rochester area. These positions offer the advancement potential not found in the ordinary 9-5 job. No experience necessary. Training provided. Those accepted will start immediately. Neat appearance and ability to work with other people is a plus. We will be interviewing applicants on 1/17 & 1/18. For an appointment call: (603)822-0220.
FEMALE/NON-SMOKER: $75/wk, ahared bath, common livingroom & kitchen, Dish TV, DSL & utilities included. Near Exit 20, off 93, Tilton. Call Kathy, 603-630-2311. LACONIA/GILFORD HOUSEMATE wanted. Spacious furnished 2-room-accommodations. Includes all utilities, WiFi, dish, laundry. $140/week, $500/Month. 528-8030 WEIRS Beach Area: To share house, $500/month, everything included. Beach rights. 393-6793.
14 Addison Street Laconia, NH
CLEANER Laconia Area Part time commercial cleaner. Experience preferred. Must have valid driver’s license & your own transportation.
SNOW Removal: Roofs, walkways, ice dams. Experienced and insured. Dan, cell, Lakes Region, (603)937-7095.
Apply in person to: Joyce Janitorial Service
14 Addison Street Laconia, NH
Extra Income or Financial Freedom We show you how. Simple & fun. Act Now!
THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Roof Shoveling, Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall repairs. 455-6296.
PART-TIME Cleaning, Laconia/ Tilton: Monday-Friday evenings, 6-10 hours per week, $10/hour.
TIMS Quality Painting: “Affordable, professional painting.” Floors, repairs, wallpaper
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Evening strength-training class for adults to be held at Pines Community Center NORTHFIELD — The Pines Community Center will offer an evening strength-training class for adults of all ages and abilities from 6:45 — 7:45 p.m. beginning Monday, February 7. The program was originally designed to protect against osteoporosis, because strength-training has been found to increase bone mineral density that may prevent age-related bone loss. However, the benefits of strength-training and increasing one’s muscle mass are all-encompassing, and include: enhancement of glucose utilization that may reduce the risk of type II
diabetes; improvement of blood lipid profiles, including lower levels of LDL cholesterol and higher levels of HDL cholesterol; improvement of post-coronary performance resulting from higher muscular functional capacity and lower cardiovascular stress from routine and unplanned physical activity; enhanced self-confidence; and relief from mild to moderate depression. Taught by Louisa Dell’Amico, the class will utilize dumbbells of various sizes for upper body, and weighted ankle cuffs for lower body strengthening. The weight of the ankle cuffs range from 1 — 20 pounds and can
be increased by one-pound increments. To maximize safety, the exercises will be done while seated in a chair or standing with the use of a chair or wall for support. “Everyone works at their own pace. This is not a competition,” said Dell’Amico. The fee for strength training is $30 per month. The fee to participate in both Zumba (5:30 — 6:30 p.m. on Mondays) plus the strength-training class is $48 per month. For more information, contact Dell’Amico at 729-0248 or e-mail louisa@metrocast. net or call Pines Community Center at 286-8653.
MEREDITH — The Practice Room Center for Yoga and Healing launches its new Miso & a Movie series with a screening of the documentary film “Babies” at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 21. Each month, Eve Belanger will take attendees on a journey through film that will encourage self awareness and environmental and human rights education. Miso soup will be served at this free event.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, “Babies” simultaneously follows four babies around the world — from birth to first steps. This is a relaxed gathering. Attendees are invited to bring a pillow and PJs. Healthy food and beverages will be provided. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 279-3243, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.practice-room.com.
Weirs Action Committee ‘Miso & a Movie’ presented by The Practice Room to host presentation on Center for Yoga and Healing Friday, January 21 WOW Trail on Jan. 20 WEIRS BEACH — The Weirs Action Committee (W.A.C.) will host a presentation on the WOW Trail at its monthly meeting to be held at the Community Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 20. W.A.C. is celebrating its 16th year, with the mission to promote tourism and improve the quality of the resort destination of Weirs Beach. Additionally, W.A.C. is committed to maintaining a positive relationship with Laconia City Hall by serving as a constructive voice with community issues and support of Laconia’s initiatives. All are welcome to attend this meeting. For more information about W.A.C., visit www.weirsbeach.org.
Central NH Young Professionals Group to hold networking event in Plymouth January 20
PLYMOUTH — The Central New Hampshire Young Professionals Group (CNHYPG), a recent subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce, will hold a networking event for all local young professionals at Biederman’s Deli & Pub from 5:30 — 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20. Beer tasting will be provided by Squam Brewing from Holderness. The CHYPG mission is to provide a vehicle for young professionals, and those young in their profession, to network socially, support professional development, interact with business leaders in the region and beyond, and welcome new professionals to the regions. For more information about upcoming CHYPG opportunities and events, contact Peter Laufenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC), call 536-1001 or e-mail email@example.com.
LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Browsing 695 Main Street, Laconia • 524-4775
Visit our website for additional information. www.laconialibrary.org
This Weeks Activities
Children: Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, January 19th @ 10:00 Thursday, January 20th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.
Wednesday, January 26th @ 10:00 Thursday, January 27th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.
Thursday, January 20th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall All new songs from the arcade version have made it including international hits such as “Always on My Mind” by music icons Pet Shop Boys, “Here it Goes Again,” the pop rock hit from OK GO with the infamous treadmill dance music video included, The Hush Sound’s infectious “Wine Red” remixed by Tommie Sunshine, and MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” rounding up the pop hits. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to play! For more information, call 524-4775.
Tuesday, January 25th @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 5243808.
Teen: Dance Dance Revolution X
Goss Reading Room Storytime
Tuesday, January 18th @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
The Family Tree, the root of the matter at Goss Reading Room
Snowmobiles 2002 MXZ 600 Sport, 1900 miles, recent skis, good shape. $1900. 848-0014.
Storage Space STORE your car-boat-motorcycle before the snow in a clean and secure brick building. Low prices. (603)524-1430
Wanted To Buy Wanted to Buy- Snap On, Craftsman, Mac Tools and Tool Boxes. Cash Paid. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children: Preschool Storytime
Thursday, January 20th @ 6:00 188 Elm St. Lakeport Genealogist David Hough will present an introduction to genealogy at the Goss Reading Room. Hosted by Friends of the Goss Reading Room. For more information, call 524-3808.
Goss Reading Room Storytime Teens: YU-GI-OH!
Monday, January 24th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play this popular card game. For more information, call 524-4775.
Adult: Susannah Johnson: an English Captive among the Abenaki and French
Tuesday, January 25th @ 6:30 Laconia Rotary Hall In a dawn raid on August 30, 1754, the Johnson family was captured by a group of Abenaki. Susannah Johnson was nine months pregnant at the time. The incident began an extraordinary journey that forced Susannah to navigate the cultural waters of three societies: English, Abenaki, and French. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Associate Professor of History at Plymouth State University will present this program sponsored by NH Humanities Council. For more information, call 524-4775 x15.
Laconia Senior Center Book Discussion
Monday, January 31st @ 12:30 17 Church St. Join Debbie from the Library for a discussion of Anita Shreve’s “The Pilot’s Wife”. For more information, call 524-4775.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!
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