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LACONIA — Two men allegedly stole a blue 2012 Nissan Versa while it was warming it up in front of a house on Dixon Street at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. The owner reported he saw two men jump into the car and drive it away. Police found the car within an hour on Isabelle Street. Lt. Rich Simmons said yesterday the investigation into the most recent car theft is still ongoing. This is the second theft of a car left runsee CAR page 6



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Robert Sawyer in his jewelry store in downtown Laconia. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

Perhaps part of a dying breed, Robert Sawyer has owned both building & business for 33 years BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Unlike his grandfather and father, both watchmakers, Robert Sawyer readily admits he cannot fix a timepiece, but for the past 33 years he has run Sawyer’s Jewelry like clockwork, sustaining one of the longest running family businesses to operate from its own down-

town property. Sawyers’s father Jack learned watchmaking apprenticed to his father Alexander, who ranked among the finest craftsmen at the Boston Jewelers Building. Sawyer recalled that when his father grew restless confined to a small workshop in a big city, his brother, a traveling salesman, told him that Myer Kassner was seeking

a buyer for his jewelry store in Laconia. “In 1945 my father took the train to Laconia and bought the business at 628 Main Street,” he said. “He was an entrepreneur,” he continued, describing his father as equally willing to take risks and work hard. Sawyer said that his father kept shop during the day, returning the profits to the business,

and repaired watches in the evening to support his family while becoming one of the first gemologists in New Hampshire certified by the American Gem Society. By 1952, the business had outgrown its space and moved to new quarters twice the size across the street at 633 Main Street. Sawyer, who as a schoolsee SAWYER page 5

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LACONIA — Several years ago, beginning with the fiscal year ending in 2007, City Council decided to establish a special account for Motorcycle Week. The reason was to provide a clear accounting of the 9-day annual event, a way to prove whether or not the fees collected from vendors were

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to recover in a New York hospital where she’s being treated for a blood clot in her head. Her doctors say blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and they are confident she will make a full recovery. Clinton didn’t suffer a stroke or neurological damage from the clot that formed after she suffered a concussion during a fainting spell at her home in early December, doctors said in a statement Monday. Clinton, 65, was admitted to New YorkPresbyterian Hospital on Sunday when the clot turned up on a follow-up exam on the concussion, Clinton spokesman Phillipe Reines said. The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. She will be released once the medication dose for the blood thinners has been estabsee CLOT page 10

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New Year’s night House vote seals ‘cliff’ deal WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit. The bill’s passage on a bipartisan 257167 vote in the House sealed a hard-won political triumph for the president less than two months after he secured re-election while calling for higher taxes on the wealthy. Moments later, Obama strode into the White House briefing room and declared, “Thanks to the votes of Republicans and Democrats in Congress I will sign a law

that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans while preventing tax hikes that could have sent the economy back into recession.” He spoke with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, a recognition of the former senator’s role as the lead Democratic negotiator in final compromise talks with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. In addition to neutralizing middle class tax increases and spending cuts taking effect with the new year, the legislation will raise tax rates on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples. That was higher than the thresholds of $200,000 and $250,000 that Obama campaigned for. But remarkably,

in a party that swore off tax increases two decades ago, dozens of Republicans supported the bill at both ends of the Capitol. The Senate approved the measure on a vote of 89-8 less than 24 hours earlier, and in the interim, rebellious House conservatives demanded a vote to add significant spending cuts to the measure. But in the end they retreated. The measure split the upper ranks of the Republican leadership in the House. Speaker John Boehner of Ohio voted in favor, while Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the party’s whip, opposed the bill. Supporters of the bill in both parties expressed regret that it was narrowly see FISCAL CLIFF page 23

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Since escaping a gunman’s rampage at their elementary school, the 8-year-old Connors triplets have suffered nightmares, jumped at noises and clung to their parents a little more than usual. Now parents like David Connors are bracing to send their children back to school, nearly three weeks after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. It won’t be easy — for the parents or the children, who heard the gunshots that killed 20 of their classmates and six educators. “I’m nervous about it,” Connors said. “It’s unchartered waters for us. I know it’s

going to be difficult.” Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where the students’ desks have been taken along with backpacks and other belongings that were left behind in the chaos following the shooting on Dec. 14. Families have been coming in to see the new school, and an open house is scheduled for Wednesday. An army of workers has been getting the school ready, painting, moving furniture and even raising the floors in the bathrooms of the former middle school so the smaller elementary school students can reach the toilets.

Connors, a 40-year-old engineer, felt reassured after recently visiting the new setup at the former Chalk Hill school in Monroe. He said his children were excited to see their backpacks and coats, and that the family was greeted by a police officer at the door and grief counselors in the hallways. Teachers will try to make it as normal a school day as possible for the children, schools Superintendent Janet Robinson said. “We want to get back to teaching and learning,” she said. “We will obviously take time out from the academics for any conversations that need to take place, and there will be a lot of support there. All in all, we see SANDY HOOK page 7

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The Depardieu Revolution When Socialist President Francois Hollande took office, he swiftly made good on his pledge to raise the top tax rate on Frenchmen who earn a million euros a year — to 75 percent. The regime would now confiscate three of four dollars that the most successful Frenchmen earned. Paris also imposes a wealth tax on assets worth more than $1.7 million. This broke it for Gerard Depardieu, the famed actor and bon vivant who has performed in scores of films in such roles as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” and Cyrano de Bergerac. Depardieu put his Paris mansion up for sale, crossed the border into the Belgian village of Nechin, gave up his French passport and is renouncing his French citizenship. A tiny community of French already reside in Nechin, a kilometer beyond the reach of Hollande’s tax police. Depardieu says that this past year 85 percent of all he earned went for taxes. Over a 45-year career, he contends, almost $200 million in income has been taxed away by the French government. “I don’t like the rich,” Hollande has said. The sentiment is reciprocated. One French radio station claims that 5,000 French citizens have fled since he took office. Hollande’s regime, writes Edward Cody of The Washington Post, has all but declared Depardieu a traitor. Labor Minister Michel Sapin calls him an example of “personal degradation.” Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti charges him with “deserting the battlefield in a war against the economic crisis.” “When someone loves France, he should serve,” says Hollande, calling Depardieu “pathetic” and “unpatriotic.” Which raises a question for Americans. For our revolution was born of a tax rebellion against the Stamp Act, the Townshend duties and the tea tax that led to the Boston Tea Party. Purpose of these taxes: Have the colonies pay a fair share of the cost of the French and Indian War, in which British soldiers had driven the enemies of the colonies out of the Ohio Valley. But when farmers in Pennsylvania rebelled against a whiskey tax to defray the cost of our Revolutionary War, President Washington marched out with 13,000 militia to crush that tax rebellion. While the socialist left has come down hardest on Depardieu, he is well within a tradition of the cultural left. As The Associated Press’ Thomas Addison reports, when the British top tax rate was 95 percent in the 1960s, the Beatles’ George Harrison wrote “Taxman” with the lyrics, “There’s one for you, 19 for me.” In 2005, Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr moved to Monaco, where the income tax rate is zero. Sean Connery, the first “James Bond,” departed Britain in the

1960s for Spain and the Bahamas, writes Addison, “another spot with zero income tax.” In the 1970s, his successor as 007, Roger Moore, also chose tax exile in Monaco. In those years of confiscatory tax rates in England, the Rolling Stones relocated to Southern France. What does this teach us? That socialism, the forced redistribution of income and wealth from those who produce it to those who do not, eventually forces a man to choose between himself and his family — and his government. Socialism creates and exacerbates a conflict in loyalties. A regime that takes three of every four dollars a man earns is an enemy of what that man works to accomplish for himself and his family. Mitt Romney was castigated for keeping bank accounts in the Caymans, Bermuda and Switzerland. Yet countless U.S. companies leave profits abroad to evade U.S. taxes. Californians flee to Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado to escape Golden State taxes. Are they disloyal to their home state, or are they doing what is right by their families, their first responsibility? With federal income taxes on America’s most successful rising today to almost 40 percent, New York City residents will also pay a top rate of 12 percent to the state and city plus a 9 percent sales tax on their purchases, plus payroll taxes for Medicare and Social Security, plus property taxes, auto taxes, gas taxes and cigarette taxes. For many successful Americans, over half of all they earn is now taken by government. And reading The New York Times’ year-end editorial, these may soon be seen as the good old days. The Times urges Obama to consider sweeping new taxes to “reduce income inequality.” Among the revenue raisers for which it urges consideration: Almost tripling the capital tax rate to 40 percent, capping deductions for high earners, restoring the estate tax to confiscatory levels, higher tax rates or surcharges on multimillion-dollar incomes and raising the corporate tax rate — already the highest in the world. “All that would be only a start,” says the Times. A carbon tax, a value-added tax, a financial transactions tax should all be looked at. Can a man love his country and hate its government? Of course. Ask Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Ask the patriots of ‘76. This un-American and egalitarian fanaticism rearing its head today may one day force just such a question upon American patriots. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. He won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 1996.)

LETTERS One would expect a non-bias paper to give that story prominence To the editor, I would like to make readers aware of an AP story that was published in this very paper last Saturday, Dec. 28th. This was a story about the City of Chicago reaching the tragic milestone of 500 murders for the year. Chicago is now officially less safe then most war zones! This is BIG news considering the recent public debate over the 2nd Amendment and gun control. You see, Chicago has some of the most rigid and restrictive gun laws in the country. It should be noted that Chicago’s over-restrictive gun laws have actually contributed to the increase in crime. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Most people did not see this story because it was hidden way back on page 16 between the Obituaries and Classifieds; the editors gave more prominence to other AP stories about a pet chicken, Gov. Lynch cleaning out his desk and a story about Lakes Region Flag Football registration (opens Jan. 1st). While

I commend The Laconia Daily Sun for running this story (most main stream liberal rags did not), I am shocked at how blatantly it was hidden. One would expect a non-bias paper with journalistic integrity to give this story appropriate prominence giving how relevant it is to current public debate. . . but that wouldn’t help the liberal narrative. Isn’t it ironic that the only industry boosted by the Obama presidency is the firearms industry, that he is trying to shut down? Can you say epic failure? The good news is that the 500 murder victims in Chicago are still eligible to vote for the Democrat of their choosing. Kevin Leandro Gilford (Editor’s note: The story Mr. Leandro refers to was placed toward the back of the paper because those were the only pages that had not yet gone to the press by the late hour that the story was made available by Associated Press.)

Latest data shows global warming levelled off about 14 year ago To the editor, A Department of Environmental Services news release dated Dec. 26 states: “the state has experienced erratic winters, record breaking high temperatures and several summer droughts. These weather extremes have prompted a state-wide discussion about how a changing climate can affect New Hampshire and our many natural-resource-based sectors.” Once again the DES is going fullbore into an expensive and fruitless program to fight climate change. And once again, the DES is playing selfserving taxpayer-funded political theatre with climate change. These “extreme” weather events have been occurring for as long as humans can remember them. There is no scientific basis for thinking that the “erratic winters, record breaking high temperatures and several summer droughts” that occurred recently were due to maninduced climate change, while the same types of events that occurred a couple of hundred years ago were not. We have had great gales, freshets, droughts, you name it, recorded throughout our early preindustrial history. There was the year —

reported to have had no summer. It even snowed in July. Well, that’s all weather. Climate change is something that took us out of the last Ice Age. Further — if the DES had bothered to check — both NASA and East Anglia University’s CRU have (reluctantly, I suppose) recently published data that show that global warming slowed and then levelled off about 15 years ago. The planet has been gently cooling since then, while atmospheric CO2 levels have continued to increase. CO2 — and other GHGs — therefore CANNOT be causally connected to global warming, yet the DES persists in this obsolete and discredited crusade to reduce emissions. I have previously challenged the DES to demonstrate that there is a direct connection between CO2 levels and warming. (Remember that correlation is not causation.) As the DES is unable to do so, it must re-evaluate its climate change policy (hiring policy also for science advisors), and save the money it’s wasting in a senseless fight against a purely natural phenomenon. Or the DES could spend the money where it will be effective in protecting our forests and waters. Sincerely, John Lukens, Ph.D.

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LETTERS Laconia’s always been lucky when it comes to youth sports support To the editor, I am writing to say what should have been said when I was awarded the 2012 Debra Bieniarz Memorial Award from the City of Laconia. I am 43 years old and have lived all but about a year of it in Laconia. During that time I have been involved with many organizations, none closer to my heart then the Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation. I was lucky enough to have been a friend of Rich Velasquez. I saw firsthand how he enjoyed seeing youth involved in sports. For that reason and for my own love of doing for others, and for youth is why I do what I do. This award was a total surprise to me. The night was kept from me and planned mostly be my wife, Shelly. I want to thank Randy and Sue Bullerwell for submitting my name for this award. Randy and Sue have always been there supporting me and RVYSEF from the start. There support and support from my family make it possible to be involved and help others. When receiving the award and being tricked to attend the City Council meeting, many thoughts were running through my mind. Then Mayor Seymour asked me if I wanted to say a few words. As with most anything asked from me I said sure. Then I said to myself, what, NO! Too late, there I

was in front of the microphone. I had to make it quick so no one would see my soft side. I do need to thank everyone that has ever been in my life. They are what set the roots and foundation for me as an individual. From coaches in Little League and Lou Athanas Basketball to my school teachers, they all had an influence on me. I was given the chance to play youth leagues despite having epilepsy. I was given the chance and for that reason I want to make sure every child has the same kind of chance regardless of any circumstances. Thank you to the Dunleavys, the Arrudas, the Achbers, the Joyals, and every other family that has been involved with youth sports in Laconia. A few others not to forget for me are Mr. Colby (RIP), Charlie Stafford, Coach Red Charland, and Tom O’Shea. This certainly does not include everyone. Laconia has always been lucky when it comes to youth sport support. Like some things in this great area we live in, we kind of take for granted and not realize what we have. I hope future generations allow the youth to play sports for the fun and not the stress that sometimes brought on by winning. Thank you Laconia for allowing me to be involved. Jack Batchelder Laconia

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called batteries. They seem to work very well at storing power. That’s my short letter for the month. Charlie St. Clair Laconia

SAWYER from page one boy worked in the store, remembered walking downtown after school with others his age, whose families also owned and operated businesses downtown. “Everyone knew everyone,” he said. “Business was local and all about people to people.” After graduating from Laconia High School in 1964, Sawyer spent six years at the University of New Hampshire, first earning a degree in business administration and then a master’s degree in education counseling, and two in the United States Army as a community service officer at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1972, he returned to Laconia to find that his father, who was diagnosed as diabetic when he sought to enlist within days of the attack on Pearl Harbor, was losing his eyesight. “It was a difficult time for him,” Sawyer said, explaining that his life was so closely entwined with the business that he was naturally frustrated by the prospect of having to leave it. Sawyer, then a young man of 33, acquired the business from his father in 1979 in a transaction he called “bittersweet.” At the time, the company operated stores in Wolfeboro and Plymouth as well as Laconia. At once, Sawyer moved the store in Laconia, purchasing the property at the foot of Main Street where the firm has been headquartered ever since. A year later he opened a store at the Mountain Valley

Mall in North Conway and in 1984 closed the store in Wolfeboro to accept the offer to become “the” jeweler at the newly developed Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith. At its peak, the company operated four stores and employed nearly 50 people. The Meredith store was the last to close in 2009 when, Sawyer said, “we right-sized.” Much of the success of the business he credits to his “team,” all with at least 15 years in the industry and most of those with the firm. “My job is to manager the assets of Sawyer’s Jewelry — the people and the money.” he said, remarking that he long thought of himself as the chief financial officer. Not long after taking ownership of the business Sawyer began acquiring property downtown. In 1983, he purchased four storefronts at 50-62 Canal Street and later in partnership with Kevin Sullivan, then the owner of Melnick’s Shoe and Athletic Center, took an interest in the block housing the Empire Beauty School, Funky Monkey and Family Dollar. Sawyer is also among a group of investors who own the properties between the jewelry store and beauty school. “I believe it is the best interests of downtown to have people who are in business here own the real estate,” Swayer said. “They are invested in the community.” Sawyer chaired the Planning Board when the South Down Shores project see next page


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AutoServ management lauds Tilton-Northfield FD for response to truck blaze

Prospect Mountain boys & Kingswood girls claim Holiday Tourney titles Gilford’s MacKenzie Meyers goes airborne for a shot during the championship matchup with Prospect Mountain at Monday night’s conclusion to the 38th Holiday Basketball Tournament at Gilford High School. The visiting Timberwolves won the game 66-46 to take the boys’ title. Kingswood of Wolfeboro claimed the girls’ crown with a 47-30 win over the host Gilford team. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

from preceding page was being designed and developed and served a term on the City Council in 1990-1992. “I had unrealistic expectations,” he confessed, adding that he has not hankered after public office since. A longtime member of the Laconia Rotary Club, he played a major role in the capital campaign to fund construction of the addition to the Laconia Public Library and was among those instrumental in establishing the Main Street Program. While others wring their hands at the adverse effects of urban renewal on downtown, Sawyer

said that “complaining about urban renewal is like regretting the mistakes you made when you were 16. We have to accept what we have and do the best we can with it.” He would like to reopen Main Street to two-way traffic, from one end to the other, as well as the Colonial Theatre, stressing that “arts, entertainment and food are three important things for downtown.” Despite a wavy shock of grey that betrays the challenges of operating a business and managing properties through two severe recessions in a business district that’s a shadow of what it once was, Sawyer’s broad smile, flashing eyes reflect the energy, resilience and intensity he has applied to his enterprises, with which he said he has begun to “add some balance to my life.”

TILTON — Two days after a truck caught fire in one of the service bays at the Tilton AutoServ, General Manger Andrew Hosmer said everything is back to normal. Hosmer said a pickup that was inside the bay apparently caught fire around 2:23 a.m. on December 29. He also said one of his long-time parts department employees was in building checking in an early morning parts delivery and was there to call emergency responders immediately. “He heard a loud bang,” Homser said, noting the fire triggered the sprinkler system in the shop and the damage was largely contained to the lone pickup. Hosmer said Fire Clean Up Services of Belmont were there the next morning and did an “extraordinary job” cleaning up the smoke smell that permeated the building. He also wanted to thank the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department and the Tilton Police Department for their quick response. “I want people to know how important it is we have the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department led by Chief Brad Ober,” Hosmer said. “The fire was contained almost immediately and could have been catastrophic had it not been for their quick response,” he continued. In his media statement about the event, Ober said there were no injuries and although the fire remains under investigation, he said it doesn’t appear to be suspicious. Firefighters from Franklin and Bemont assisted at the scene and Sanbornton provided station coverage for Tilton-Northfield. — Gail Ober CAR from page one ning in a week. The first time a man took a car that was warming up on High Street and crashed into two vehicles on Parade Road just over the Meredith line. In that case, the man who stole the car was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital and later taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. The two people who he struck suffered minor injuries. Simmons said police want people to remember to lock their cars, even when they are in the driveway, and to use a second key to lock them while they are warming them.

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‘Boo-Boo’ Giuffrida pleads guilty to receiving stolen property & credit card fraud; spitting on cop charge still pending By Gail OBer

LACONIA — The Lowell, Mass man associated with former boxer Dicky Eklund pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on Monday. Judge Jim Carroll accepted a predetermined plea agreement from Gary “Boo Boo” Giuffrida, 58, of 339 High St., First Floor, Lowell, that sentenced him to one year in prison with all but 43 days suspended pending good behavior. He was credited with 43 days of time served. Giuffrida took a credit card belonging to one victim from the locker room at Planet Fitness, who reported it missing to the Belmont Police. Police learned someone fitting Giuffrida’s description had tried to use the card at Shaw’s Supermarket in the Belknap Mall shortly after it was stolen. The next day, a Planet Fitness employee reported that Giuffrida was “rummaging” through people’s belongings in the locker room. She told police who he was but he denied any involvement. Later that afternoon a third man reported his mother’s credit card had been taken and she learned it had just been used at American Eyecare also in the Belknap Mall. The responding officer went to the store and learned a man fitting Giuffrida’s description has just made a large purchase. The officer found Giuffrida in the parking lot and he was wearing a new pair of Oakley sunglasses on his head. After being taken into custody, police

found Giuffrida had three credit cards on him that had been stolen. Once in custody, Chief Vinnie Baiocchetti said Giuffrida damaged the cameras in the Belmont Police Department booking room. From there Giuffrida was taken to Lakes Region General hospital for evaluation. Once at the hospital, the transporting officer called Laconia Police for assistance in getting Giuffrida back into the cruiser for transport to the Belknap County Jail. During the course of preparing him for transport, Giuffrida alleged spit through a spit mask on the Belmont Officer. Recently, he was indicted by a Belknap County grand jury for one count of assault (the spitting) that carries the possibility of an enhanced penalty of two to five years in prison because he allegedly assaulted a police officer, who he knew was a police officer and acting in an official capacity. Giuffrida is scheduled to be arraigned in the next few weeks in Superior Court. He is free on personal recognizance bail until then. He has signed a waiver of extradition and has agreed to pay $776.82 in restitution. Carroll also ordered Giuffrida to stay away from the Belknap Mall, and all of his victims. Giuffrida was represented by Public Defender Kate Geraci. The 2010 movie “The Boxer” was based on the life of Dicky Eklund, also of Lowell. Eklund and his friend Giufrida were also featured in a 1996 HBO documentary — “High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell” — about crack cocaine use in Lowell.

SANDY HOOK from page 2 want the kids to reconnect with their friends and classroom teachers, and I think that’s going to be the healthiest thing.” Teachers are returning as well, and some have already been working on their classrooms. At some point, all those will be honored, but officials are still working out how and when to do so, Robinson said. “Everyone was part and parcel of getting as many kids out of there safely as they could,” she said. “Almost everybody did something to save kids. One art teacher locked her kids in the kiln room, and I got a message from her on my cellphone saying she wouldn’t come out until she saw a police badge.” After the evacuation, teachers grouped their children at a nearby fire station, Robinson said. One sang songs, while others read to the students, she said. Julian Ford, a clinical psychologist at the University of Connecticut who helped counsel families in the days immediately following the shooting, recommended addressing it as questions come up but otherwise focusing on regular school work. “Kids just spontaneously make associations and will start talking about something that reminds them of someone, or that reminds them of some of the scary parts of the experi-

ence,” Ford said. “They don’t need a lot of words; they need a few selective words that are thoughtful and sensitive, like, ‘We’re going to be OK,’ and ‘We really miss this person, but we’ll always be able to think about her or him in ways that are really nice.’” It will be important for parents and teachers to listen and be observant, Ford said. “Each of the boys and girls are going to have different reactions to different aspects of the environment, different little things that will be reminders to them,” he said. Parents might have a harder time with fear than children, Ford said. Before the shooting, a baby sitter would take Connors’ children to the bus stop. But Connors said he’ll probably take the third-graders to the bus the first few days. “I think that they need to get back into a normal routine as quickly as possible,” Connors said. “If you’re hovering over them at all times, it almost intensifies the fear for them.” His children, who escaped unharmed, ask questions about the gunman. “It’s hard for us to say why,” Connors said. “That’s kind of what we tell them. This person wasn’t well, was sick and didn’t get the help he needed.” Connors said his children are excited to go back to school but presee next page


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The Plymouth Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Plymouth Town Hall at 7:00 PM to discuss at a public hearing the following application(s) (re)submitted for relief from the Plymouth Zoning Ordinance according to a MOTION for REHEARING granted June 5, 2012:

1. Application 232-008 SE-11-20-12. An application from Brian Young, 630 Daniel Webster Highway, Plymouth through his agent Kevin French, LLS for Special Exception relief from Article IV Signage, Section 408.4 of the Plymouth Zoning Ordinance to allow a billboard sign in the Agricultural Zone on Lot PID 232-008.

2. Application 232-008 VAR1- 11-20-12. A subsequent application from Brian Young, 630 Daniel Webster Highway, Plymouth through his agent Kevin French, LLS for relief from Article IV Section 408.5 Freestanding Signs per Lot of the Plymouth Zoning Ordinance to add a second billboard to the existing lot PID 232- 008 in the Agricultural Zone. 3. Application 232-008 VAR2-11-20-12. A subsequent application from Brian Young, 630 Daniel Webster Highway, Plymouth through his agent Kevin French, LLS for relief from Article IV, Section 408.5 Maximum Display Area per Side of the Plymouth Zoning Ordinance for a one-sided billboard of 200 square feet of display area on Lot PID 232-008 in the Agricultural Zone. 4. Application 214-018 SE-11-20-12. An application from the Karen M. Young Revocable Trust, Box 329, Plymouth, NH through their agent Kevin French, LLS, for relief from Article IV, Section 408.4 of the Plymouth Zoning Ordinance to allow a billboard sign on Lot PID 214-018 in the Agricultural Zone.

5. Application 214-018 VAR 11-20-12. A subsequent application from the Karen M. Young Revocable Trust, Box 329, Plymouth, NH through their agent Kevin French, LLS, for relief from Article IV, Section 408.5 Minimum Setback and Maximum Display Area per side of the Plymouth Zoning Ordinance for a billboard sign location on Lot PID 214-018 in the Agricultural Zone.

6. Application 234-024 SE 01-08-13. An application from Steven V. Ball, 579 Texas Hill Road for relief from Article IV, Section 409 Accessory Building or Use of the Plymouth Zoning Ordinance for a special exception from side setback dimensions on Lot 234-024 in the Agricultural Zone.

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Northern Pass fails to identify new route by self-imposed deadline BY ANNMARIE TIMMINS CONCORD MONITOR

CONCORD — Northern Pass officials missed their own deadline Monday when they failed to unveil a new North Country route for their behind-schedule hydro-power line by year’s end. Project officials had told investors in early 2012 they’d have a route in hand by the fall. When they didn’t, they pushed an announcement off again, to the end of 2012. In December, project officials reiterated that self-imposed deadline at a conference for financial investors. While Northern Pass officials did post an “update” on the project’s website yesterday, the post provided no new information about the proposed route through the northern-most part of the state, where the project has faced the most opposition. Instead, the post largely repeated what project officials have said previously as they’ve struggled to find landowners willing to sell them enough contiguous parcels to site a hydropower line up north. “We are pleased to report that we have identified a new route in the North Country that we will submit to the New Hampshire (project review board) in the future for consideration and review,” read the post. It continued: “We believe . . . communication and dialogue is critical to the ultimate success of the new route and the project overall and felt it was necessary to take some additional time to continue these efforts before we publicly announce the new routing proposal.” The post did not say if Northern Pass has acquired all the land it needs for the North Country section of the route or whether it is still trying to purchase final pieces. Nor did it give a new deadline by which a route would be made public or when construction would begin if the project receives the federal and state permits it needs. But project officials have said previously that construction won’t begin before 2014; it was originally supfrom preceding page dicted they might be nervous as the first day approaches. He hopes the grief counseling services continue, he said. “It’s going to be a long road back,” Connors said. “Back to what I guess is the biggest question. Everyone keeps throwing that word around the new normal. What does the new normal look like? I think everybody kind of has to define that for themselves.”

posed to start in 2013. Northern Pass spokesman Martin Murray declined to answer questions about the post yesterday, including whether the new route would include plans to bury power lines as opponents have requested. The lack of new route details did not go unnoticed by project opponents yesterday. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has been trying to block Northern Pass by acquiring conservation easements on property it believes is critical to a route. It has raised more than $1 million toward that effort. Yesterday, forest society spokesman Jack Savage said Northern Pass’s route update left him reassured the society’s efforts have been successful. “They’ve been saying for a year and a half now that they would identify a new route,” Savage said. “They’ve been saying for two years now that they would build public support. They’ve had a governor challenge them to build public support. And none of that has come to pass. “I think you are seeing the result of a poorly conceived project falling flat,” Savage said. Northern Pass, announced in 2010, would bring hydro-power from Canada through New Hampshire and into the New England energy grid. Project partners – Hydro-Quebec, Northeast Utilities and Public Service of New Hampshire – plan to run the 140 miles of new line from Groveton south within existing PSNH transmission corridors. But they need to clear a new 40-mile path from Groveton north to the Canadian border. Since May, Northern Pass has bought nearly 45 parcels in the northernmost part of the state, spending more than $4 million for one 300-acre parcel. But project officials have faced fierce opposition from locals and environmental groups. Christophe Courchesne, a staff attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation, was watching for an announcement from Northern Pass yesterday. “There is nothing new in this announcement,” he said. “I am skeptical that as of today they are any closer to having a successful project than they have been for the last 18 months.” Savage agreed. “I think they just don’t have a route,” he said. “The route is a fairy tale at this point. It’s a nice story for investors, but it’s not true.” Opponents in the North Country were also awaiting an announcement see next page

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Deborah Pendergast, deputy fire chief, said her department recently took delivery of the all-terrain vehicle, a Polaris Ranger 800, which will serve as a significant upgrade to a John Deere Gator that was used to respond to emergencies in places inaccessible to larger vehicles. Where the Gator had two seats that were open to the elements, the Ranger seats up to six people and has a removable enclosure. Pendergast said the Ranger will be employed during forest calls, such as fires or medical emergencies. The all-wheel drive vehicle, which was ordered with an additional set of studded tires, will also be used to respond to medical calls on the frozen surface of Lake Winnipesaukee. “We used to walk out to those,” she said. The smaller vehicles are also useful in crowded environments, such as Fourth of July celebrations and other events. Pendergast said, “It gets used a lot during Bike Week. Often we can get in to areas that we can’t get in with an ambulance or a truck.” She added that she was “glad” to see the fund being used to augment the city’s capabilities, especially Laconia’s ability to host one of the world’s largest motorcycle rallies. “It makes a lot of sense,” she said.

from preceding page from Northern Pass yesterday. Attorney Bob Baker of Columbia has monitored North Country land purchases by Northern Pass. He has also kept a close watch on deadlines set – and missed – by the project. “The bravado and confidence of (Northern Pass’s) spokespersons are matched only by their lack of credibility,” Baker said yesterday by email. Jim Dannis, another opponent from Dalton, called Northern Pass’s post a “non-announcement.” “From my perspective,” Dannis wrote in an email, “this . . . is a major setback for Northern Pass and its owner, Northeast Utilities. Top executives from Northeast Utilities repeatedly promised a full route announcement by the end of the year. They failed to

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Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year’s fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast’s main city, killing 61 people — many of them children and teenagers — and injuring more than 200, rescue workers said. Thousands had gathered at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan’s Plateau district to see the fireworks. It was only the second New Year’s Eve fireworks display since peace returned to this West African nation after a bloody upheaval over presidential elections put the nation on the brink of civil war and turned this city into a battle zone. With 2013 showing greater promise, people were in the mood to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. Families brought children and they watched the rockets burst in the nighttime sky. But only an hour into the new year, as the

crowds poured onto the Boulevard de la Republic after the show, something caused a stampede, said Col. Issa Sako of the fire department rescue team. How so many deaths occurred on the broad boulevard and how the tragedy started is likely to be the subject of an investigation. Many of the younger ones in the crowd went down, trampled underfoot. Most of those killed were between 8 and 15 years old “The flood of people leaving the stadium became a stampede which led to the deaths of more than 60 and injured more than 200,” Sako told Ivory Coast state TV. Desperate parents went to the city morgue, the hospital and to the stadium to try to find missing children. Mamadou Sanogo was searching for his 9-year-old son, Sayed.

Snowmobile crashed into tree in Andover; tot hurts leg ANDOVER (AP) — Law enforcement officers say a snowmobile has crashed into a tree in New Hampshire, injuring the 2-year-old daughter of the operator. Conservation Officer Thomas Dakai of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the crash happened Tuesday afternoon on private property in Andover. He says a 35-year-old man was

driving a snowmobile with his toddler daughter sitting in front of him and his 4-year-old son sitting behind him. He says the snowmobile struck a tree, and the girl suffered a serious leg injury. She was taken to Franklin Regional Hospital. The crash was investigated by the Fish and Game Department and Andover police.

CLOT from page 2 lished, the doctors said. In their statement, Dr. Lisa Bardack of the Mount Kisco Medical Group and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University said Clinton was making excellent progress and was in good spirits. Clinton’s complication “certainly isn’t the most common thing to happen after a concussion” and is one of the few types of blood clots in the skull or head that are treated with blood thinners, said Dr. Larry Goldstein, a neurologist who is director of Duke University’s stroke center. He is not involved in Clinton’s care. The area where Clinton’s clot developed is “a drainage channel, the equivalent of a big vein inside the skull. It’s how the blood gets back to the heart,” Goldstein said. Blood thinners usually are enough to treat the clot and it should have no long-term consequences if her doctors are saying she has suffered no neurological damage from it, Goldstein said. Clinton returned to the U.S. from a trip to Europe, then fell ill with a stomach virus in early December that left her severely dehydrated and forced her to cancel a trip to North Africa and the Middle East. Until then, she had canceled only two scheduled overseas trips, one to Europe after breaking her elbow in June 2009 and one to Asia after the February 2010 earth-

quake in Haiti. Her condition worsened when she fainted, fell and suffered a concussion while at home alone in mid-December as she recovered from the virus. This isn’t the first time Clinton has suffered a blood clot. In 1998, midway through her husband’s second term as president, Clinton was in New York fundraising for the midterm elections when a swollen right foot led her doctor to diagnose a clot in her knee requiring immediate treatment. Clinton had planned to step down as secretary of state at the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term. Whether she will return to work before she resigns remains a question. Democrats are privately if not publicly speculating: How might her illness affect a decision about running for president in 2016? After decades in politics, Clinton says she plans to spend the next year resting. She has long insisted she had no intention of mounting a second campaign for the White House four years from now. But the door is not entirely closed, and she would almost certainly emerge as the Democrat to beat if she decided to give in to calls by Democratic fans and run again. Her age — and thereby health — would probably be a factor under consideration, given that Clinton would be 69 when sworn in,

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Mae A. Blake, 95

GROTON, N.H. — Mae A. (Adams) Blake, 95, widow of Harold Blake passed away quietly on Wednesday morning, December 27, 2012 at Franklin Regional Hospital in Franklin, NH. Her final days were spent surround by family that loved and adored her. Mae was born on May 28, 1917 in Lincoln, NH; the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hachey) Adams. She grew up in Groton, NH and later settled on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH. She enjoyed being a waitress, and spent most of her working career at Grace Louise, Pasquaney Inn, and Mary Moody’s. She retired from the restaurant business and opened a bakery where she spent many early mornings baking bread, cakes and pastries for the Newfound Lake community. Her interests included family, reading, baking, playing cribbage, bid whist and search a word. She leaves behind her daughter, Lucille LaPoint of Bridgewater, NH; her sister, Eva White – Mountain Ridge Nursing Home – Franklin NH; brothers Paul Adams, Lewis Albert and James Albert of Groton,

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Barbara C. Blake, 58

MEREDITH — Barbara Clare Blake, 58, of Needle Eye Road, died December 24, 2012, at her home, after a long illness. Born in Franklin, NH on December 29, 1953, she was the daughter of Roland Sr. and Hortense {Blanchard} Isabelle. Barbara grew up in Meredith and has resided in Meredith most of her life. She graduated from Inter-Lakes High School, class of 1972 and also from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, as a registered nurse. Barbara worked for several hospitals in New Hampshire, spend most of her career at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia. Barbara was involved with the local Cub Scouts, Pack 55, as a den mother for several years. Barbara is survived by her husband of thirtyseven years, Dwight M. Blake of Meredith; sons, Matthews E. Blake and his wife Michelle of Bel-

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Former New Hampshire lawmaker will plead guilty to selling oxycodone SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A former state representative from Salem, N.H., has agreed to plead guilty to charges of selling drugs. Fifty-four-year-old Ronald “Tony” Giordano was scheduled to go to trial next week for allegedly selling the painkiller oxycodone. He told the Eagle-Tribune that he has reached a

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TEXAS — The Rev. Randall Clinton Giddings, retired priest of the Episcopal Church, died at December 16, 2012. He was the son of Clinton M. and Alma S. Giddings. He was 91 years old. Fr. Giddings, born in Carbondale Pennsylvania April 27, 1921, was graduated from Keystone Academy, Lehigh University, The Episcopal Divinity School; he also received certificates from Christ Church College, Canterbury, Kent, England and Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. He began his ministry in 1937 as a Lay Preacher at four Mission Churches in the Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. While a seminarian, he served as Chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Framingham Reform School for Women in Massachusetts. Ordained a Priest in 1945, Fr. Giddings served as Curate at St. Stephen’s Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In 1948, he became Chaplain at the University of New Hampshire and was charged with founding St. George’s Mission, Durham. He was Chair of The Department of Youth; a member of the Diocesan Executive Council and the Commission on Ministry; and he was also Director of the United Protestant Association at the University of New Hampshire. He was called as Rector to St. John’s Church, Franklin, Pennsylvania in 1953. In the Diocese of Erie, he served on the Diocesan Executive Council and was Chairman of the Examining Chaplains. For the National Church, he served as Consultant of Assessment and Evaluation as well the Adult Leadership Team. He was Canon Theologian to the Bishop of Erie. While in Franklin, he served as Chairman of both American Red Cross for Venango County, PA and Red Feather Campaign. Called to be Rector of the historic Christ Church, Redding, Connecticut in 1958, Fr. Giddings served the Diocese of Connecticut as Dean of the Danbury Deanery; he was a member of Diocesan Executive Council; Commission on the Ministry – Personal and Professional Concerns of Clergy and Families; Board of Episcopal Social Service; Treasurer and Board member of the Association of Religious Communities; Chairman of the Diocesan Planning

Commission; Chairman of the Clergy Conference Committee; and served as a member of the Hispanic Commission. He retired in 1993 after 28 years of service as Rector of Christ Church, Redding. In retirement, he continued his ministry as a volunteer Priest in Charge in parishes in Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Dominica, Granada, Antigua, and Nevis. In England he served as substitute Warden of the Little Gidding Community with churches in Great, Little, and Steeple Gidding as well as Winwick. He was Interim Rector of St. Martin’s and St. Paul’s, Canterbury. He also acted as Warden of Dovedale House – a theological training center with the parish churches of Ilam and Blore. He was assistant to the Vicar of Bakewell, with parishes of Over-Haddon and Rowlsey. He assisted at St. George’s, Taomina, Sicily. In the United States, he served as Interim Rector at several parishes in the Diocese of New Hampshire: North Conway, Tilton-Franklin, WearDunbarton, Sanbornville; he was Supply Priest to Ashland, North Woodstock, Bethlehem and Bretton Woods; and Woodsville. He and his wife, Jean, were active members at St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia where he assisted the rector. He was also Interim Rector at Grace Mission, Groveland, California. He was awarded the Comp0ass Rose Medallion for service in the Anglican Communion. Fr. Giddings was a Fellow of the College of Preachers; a Proctor-Merrill Fellow at Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School; and a Mentor at Bairnwick Center, the University of the South. Married to Jean Helen Schoonmaker 30 September 1945 — deceased March 16, 2012. He is survived by his four children: Dr. Stephen J. Giddings, St. Louis, Missouri; Dr. Jeremy L. Giddings, El Cerrito, California; Martha Macris, The Woodlands, Texas; and Jonathan R. Giddings, Brooklyn, New York. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Olivia K. Giddings, Tim G. Macris, Julia DeMarinis Giddings, Jane G. Macris, Dimitri G. Macris, Sara J. Giddings, Evan H. A. Giddings, and Jack R. A. Giddings. He is also had two great-grandsons: Cruz O. Gaxialoa and Aristides J. Macris.

Blanche R. Marquis, 96

BEDFORD — Blanche Rose Marquis passed away December 24, 2012 at Bedford Hills Nursing Facility in Bedford, NH, where she had resided for the past 5 years. She was 96 years old She was born in Laconia, NH November 30, 1916, to Joseph Theberge and Laura Picard Theberge. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Girard Marquis in 1992. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Isabelle (Labrecque) Deblois, and Winifred Nadeau. Mrs. Marquis and her husband owned and operated Sweetwood Cottages on Paugus Bay for many years. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart

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Angus B. ‘Sonny’ Hiltz, 72

GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Angus B. “Sonny” Hiltz, 72, of 27 Page Road, died at the Concord Hospital, Concord on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Sonny was born August 28, 1940 in Wolfeboro, N.H., the son of Fred L. and Cynthia Hiltz. He was a lifelong resident of Gilmanton Iron Works and worked with his father on the family farm. He was employed as an automobile mechanic and was owner of Sonny’s Auto Service. He served in the U. S. Army from 1958-1964. Sonny was a supporter of the Gilmanton Community Church and was active in the Gilmanton Old Home Day Association. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Studebaker Group and was a member of the Granite State Street Rodders for twenty years. Sonny loved restoring antique cars. He was always very giving for people in need. Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Virginia (Banfill) Hiltz, of Gilmanton Iron Works; a daughter and son-in-law, Dottie and Larry Carrier, of Boscawen, N.H, a son and daughter-in-law, Angus L. & Anna Hiltz of West Richland, Washington;. two grandchildren, Lisa Davis of Franklin and Samantha Carrier of Boscawen; four step grandchildren, Jessica Carrier and Lauren Carrier of New Hamp-

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HOLDERNESS — Inger Wilhelmina Baker, 80, of Holderness, passed away on December 28, 2012, at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith. Born in Boston, MA on August 21, 1932, she was the daughter of Herbert E. Sr. and Edith (Christiansen) Johnson. Inger grew up in Arlington, MA and graduated from Arlington High School, class of 1950. She was married in 1956 and moved to Holderness where she was a homemaker until 1974 when she went to work for several restaurants and retail stores. Inger worked for her parents business as a waitress at the former Scandia Restaurant and Cabins, in Meredith for many years. She also had worked for over eight years as a cashier at the former Ames Department Store, in Plymouth. Inger retired in 1992 due to health problems and failing eye sight. Inger was a charter member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Laconia and she was also an auxiliary member of the Holderness and Center Harbor Fire Departments. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Benjamin A. Baker, on January 2, 1992, and a son Benjamin H. Baker.

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GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Thomas E. Peaslee, 63, of 77 Potter Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Born July 1, 1949, Thomas was predeceased by his parents, Charles Peaslee and Charlotte & Normand Tourigny. A graduate of Laconia High School, 1967, Tom was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Marine Corps, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines (1967-1973). He was also the recipient of the Purple Heart. An avid hunter, outdoorsman and golfer, he enjoyed his time in the woods and on the lakes as well as time spent with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susanne Peaslee, of Gilmanton Iron Works, his son, Aaron Peaslee, and his wife, Trisha, of Highwood, IL, his son, Benjamin Peaslee, of Gilmanton Iron Works, his daughter, Monique Peaslee Foote, and her husband, Zachary, of Dover, NH, a sister, Linda Plourde, brother, Charles Peaslee, brother, Normand Tourigny Jr., sister, Yvonne Taylor, sister, Debbie Crowell, brother, Philip Peaslee, sister, Sandy Peaslee,

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Carol V. Bolton, 73 LACONIA — Carol V. Bolton, 73, of Strafford Street in Laconia passed away peacefully with her husband and children by her side, on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Carol was born November 11, 1939 in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of the late Samuel and Francis (O’Riley) Johnson. She had been employed at Shaw’s in Belmont. Carol was a caring wife, loving mother and wonderful Meme. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all the people who knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Robert Bolton; two sons, William Moore and his wife, Jennifer , of Laconia and Brian Moore and his wife, Barbara, also of Laconia; ten grandchildren, Amber Moore, Bryana Moore, Mishawn MacDonald, Kirisa Moore, Daghen Moore, Joshua Moore, Derek Maxfield, Raymond Moore, Jessica Clinch and Kimberly Moore; fourteen great grandchildren; several

great grandchildren; her sister, Marion Schmidt, of Massachusetts; her sisterin-law, Betty Johnson, also of Massachusetts and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her brother, Robert Johnson, and her brother-in-law, William Schmidt. Private family calling hours will be held. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Agawam Cemetery, Agawam, Massachusetts. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, N. E. Division, Two Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110-6803 or to the American Lung Association, 1800 Elm Street, Manchester, N.H. 03104. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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LACONIA — Peter Ray Patch, 47, a longtime resident of Laconia died Monday, December 31, 2012 following a long illness. Peter was born in Laconia, September 22, 1965, son of Robert R. and Joanne F. (Boucher) Patch. Peter spent his youth in Gilmanton and graduated from Gilford High School, class of 1983. He had moved from Gilmanton to Laconia where he had lived for over 20 years. As a young man Peter enjoyed hunting and fishing. An avid sports enthusiast he continued playing ball following graduation, especially softball. Over the years Peter enjoyed working in the restaurant business and painting houses in the area. He followed New England and National sports teams and was a definite Bruins fan. He would rattle off any information one asked about players, teams and where they stood in leagues.

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Monna A. Vincent, 83 LACONIA — Monna A. (Booska) Vincent, 83, of 30 County Drive, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Belknap County Nursing Home. She was the widow of Rene Vincent who died in 2010. Mrs. Vincent was born August 31, 1929 in Stowe, Vermont, the daughter of the late Rev. Hemon O. and Mary Edith (Magoon) Sweet. Mrs. Vincent had been a resident of Sanbornton for twenty-two years before moving to Laconia two years ago. She had been employed as a pastry chef at the Inn at Steele Hill. She loved to be surrounded by family and friends. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Sweet of Belmont, two sons, Ray Booska of Colebrook and Percy Booska, Jr. of Belmont, six grandchildren, Cynthia Paradise of Belmont, Phil LaRoche, Jr.

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By virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage Deed given by CHRISTOPHER A. LABRECQUE and PAULA J. LABRECQUE (the “Mortgagor”) to NORTHWAY BANK f/k/a PEMIGEWASSET NATIONAL BANK (the “Mortgagee”) dated September 23, 2005 and recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2223, Page 728, the undersigned holder of said Mortgage Deed, pursuant to and in execution of said powers, and for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage Deed (and the Note secured thereby of near or even date, and related documents), and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, shall sell at PUBLIC AUCTION On Friday, January 11, 2012, at 2:00 in the afternoon, pursuant to NH RSA 479:25, the mortgaged premises located at 17 Chicory Lane, Gilford, Belknap County, State of New Hampshire, being all and the same premises more particularly described in the Mortgage Deed (the “Mortgaged Property”). The auction will be held at the Mortgaged Property. TERMS OF SALE AND DEPOSIT: The property will be sold to the highest bidder who complies with the terms of sale. To qualify, bidders must register and present to the Mortgagee or its agent the sum of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) by money order, bank check, or other form of payment acceptable to the Mortgagee or its agent prior to the commencement of the public auction. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in full by money order, bank check, or other form of payment acceptable to the Mortgagee upon tender of the Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed within forty five (45) days after the sale, TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE. The successful bidder shall also execute a purchase and sale contract with Northway Bank immediately after close of bidding. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Mortgaged Property within forty five days, the Mortgagee may, at its option, retain the deposit as liquidated damages. Deposits of unsuccessful bidders shall be returned at the conclusion of the public auction. The premises will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS,” without any express or implied warranties of any kind, and subject to: (a) any condition which a title search would reveal, (b) all unpaid real estate taxes and liens therefore, whether or not of record, (c) any facts which an inspection or survey of the premises might show, (d) mortgages, tax or other liens, attachments and all other encumbrances and rights, title and interest of third persons of any and every nature whatsoever which are, or may be entitled to precedence over the Mortgage Deed, and (e) subject to any existing tenants, tenancies or persons in possession. The Mortgagee reserves all rights, including, but not limited to, the right to bid at the sale, to continue, postpone or cancel the sale, to reject any and all bids, and to alter, amend or modify the terms, conditions or procedure for the proposed sale, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of the proposed sale, in which event such terms as altered, amended or modified shall be binding on all bidders and interested parties, and to convey the mortgaged property to the next highest bidder should any successful bidder default. ORIGINAL MORTGAGE DEED: A copy of the Mortgage Deed may be examined by any interested person at the offices of Cooper Cargill Chant, P.A., 2935 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, New Hampshire, during normal business hours. TO THE MORTGAGOR AND PERSONS HAVING A LIEN ON THE PREMISES OF RECORD: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. Failure to institute such petition and complete service upon said Northway Bank, or its undersigned attorneys, prior to the sale shall thereafter bar any action or right of action of the mortgagor based on the validity of the foreclosure. Reference is made to the provisions of RSA 479:25 (II). For further information respecting the aforementioned foreclosure sale, contact Tom McGlauflin, The McGlauflin Group, 99 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, NH (03264), (603) 536-6099. Other terms to be announced at the sale. Dated at North Conway, New Hampshire this 30th day of November, 2012. NORTHWAY BANK By and through its attorneys, COOPER CARGILL CHANT, P.A. Rebecca J. Oleson 2935 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860 Phone: (603) 356-5439

Furniture craftsman Phillip Eisenmann is Artist in the Library for January and February

Visitors can see this Tiger Kitchen table at the Gilmanton YearRound Library during January and February when the work of furniture craftsman Phillip Eisenmann will be featured as “Artist in the Library.’’ A reception for the artist is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, January 5, from 1:30 to 3. (Courtesy photo)

GILMANTON — The furniture crafting skill of Gilmanton resident Phillip Eisenmann will be featured at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library during

January and February. A reception for the artist is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, January 5, from 1:30 to 3. One of the pieces on display will be available for bidding as an item in the silent auction to be held at the annual Library Icebreaker evening on February 16. A visit to the Library will allow people to submit bids ahead of time. Eisenmann has been designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry for more than 10 years. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1995, Phil returned home to his native southern Ohio where he began working with a small finish carpentry crew and later a small custom furniture and cabinetmaking company. In 2000, after returning to New England, Phil launched Eisenmann Woodworking in his new home town of Gilmanton, to continue building and designing custom furniture and cabinetry based on traditional designs, but with the practicality of today’s needs and lifestyles. Eisenmann Woodworking specializes in heirloom quality Early American and Shaker style casework and furniture, but the portfolio includes custom designs ranging from Adirondack (Camp) Furniture, to Arts and Craft Styles, to Contemporary Designs. Being a small shop, Eisenmann Woodworking takes great pride in working intimately with clients on every aspect of their commission, whether it is a single Tavern Table or an entire Kitchen.

Tilton Winter Farmer’s Market open weekends TILTON — The Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market, the only two-day market in the state, will open Saturday, January 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the same hours on Sunday, January 6. ‘’We’ll be open two days on the weekend right up until March 30’’ says Joan O’Connor, founder of the market, who says the phenomenal success of the market in its first year, when it drew as many as 1,000 customers a day, led to the decsion to expand the market. She said that the market is grateful to the AutoServ Family of Dealerships the Lakes Region, which has made the former Hillside Agway store available to the market for the second winter in a row, providing a convenient location to pick up farm-fresh local food and homemade goodies. Currently it is expected that the market will have 45 vendors selling their goods; including organic produce and greens, locally raised meats, eggs, dairy, cheese, homemade breads and pastries, gourmet popcorn, tomatoes, garlic, fudge, apples, cider, local honey, granola, NH maple syrup, jams and jellies, coffee and teas, wine and beer, body care, herbal products, dog treats, composting worms.

New this year are the New Hampshire Mushroom Company of Tamworth and a micro-brewery from Canterbury, Canterbury Aleworks. For those hooked on dairy and cheese, Brookford Farm of Canterbury is one out of five cheese vendors at the market. Dennis Gaudet, owner of AutoServ, knows the importance of fresh foods and healthy living. “I am excited for the opportunity to once again sponsor the market and help bring fresh offerings to the community. In the summer there are many places to buy fresh foods, but the options dwindle during the winter months. Inside AutoServ Tilton, we opened the AutoCafe as a quick alternative for our employees, customers, and the general public to grab healthy breakfast and lunch offerings instead of fast food. In December we opened the AutoServ Fitness Center, so all of employees have free access to healthy activity. It is important that healthy options are easily available, and the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market offers just that. The market also helps the community by giving vendors a local place to bring their goods to the public. We are very pleased to be able to once again support the market and the community”

Aircraft raffle drawing held Saturday at Laconia Airport GILFORD — The non-profit group, WinnAero, has scheduled its raffle drawing with thegrand prize being a 1966 Cessna 172 four place aircraft plus $ 1,200 in cash at the Laconia Airport Terminal on Saturday, January 5. The ceremony will start at noon with the actual drawing at 1 p.m. Retired Air Force Colonel Bob Fortnam of Pembroke, NH will have the honor of drawing the winning ticket. Col. Fortnam was a bomber pilot during World War II and his story is inspirational. Still actively flying today on a weekly basis at age 89, Col. Fortnam was the World War II co-pilot of a bomber which sustained major battle damage. With the aircraft commander incapacitated with a stomach wound, Col. Fortnam took command and attempted to bring the crippled bomber home to its base in England. Unable to make it due to damage, the Colonel successfully brought the aircraft down in a crash landing in then occupied Holland.

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PSU names Deb Tobine the recipient of the 2012 Patricia Storer Award

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING January 17, 2013 The Plymouth Planning Board will meet at the Plymouth Town Hall, 6 Post Office Square on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. to hold a Public Hearing to discuss and hear comments from the public on the following applications: 1. Site Plan Review – MW Realty of Plymouth, LLC for construction of a three- story residential apartment building 50 x 30 feet on a 0.37 acre lot at 578 Tenney Mountain Highway (PID 212-035). This lot has received a prior Special Exception from the ZBA in 2012 related to site plan development and is in the Agricultural/ Industrial-Commercial Development Zone. 2. Lot Line Adjustment – Lot Line Adjustment of 8.64 acres between PIDs 227- 016 and 227-009 at 60 Stinson Road in the Agricultural Zone. 3. Design Review (“Sketch Review”) Application for PIDs 212-045, 212046 & 212-047 for proposed build-out of Riverside Landing Shopping Center, Tenney Mountain Highway. These parcels are located in the Agricultural Zone and have received prior Planning Board subdivision and site plan approval in 2012 More details are available for review in the Planning Office at the Town Hall, 6 Post Office Square, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Questions? Please contact Sharon Penney, Community Planner at 536-1731 or e-mail her at:

Deb Tobine, at right, was named the 2012 recipient of the Patricia Storer award, given to honor a Plymouth State University employee. Tobine is shown here with Sara Jayne Steen, president of the university. (Courtesy photo)

PLYMOUTH — Longtime employee of Plymouth State University, Deb Tobine of Campton, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Patricia Storer Award. Tobine was honored for her ongoing commitment to assisting PSU students in achieving their goals, as the academic advisor. The Patricia Storer Award was established in 2008 to honor a Plymouth State employee who exemplifies dedication, knowledge and respect in serving the students, staff and faculty at Plymouth State University. Storer was a longtime Plymouth State employee who, during her career, served in a variety of roles, including faculty member in the education department, dean of women students, associate dean of academic affairs, and registrar. “Persistence and determination have paid off in my life, and that is what I try to instill in the students with whom I meet,” said Tobine. “We are all a part of our students’ lives, and they a part of ours. For most, we are their foundation, their encouragement, their tough love, their support. We are all a part of helping to make their dreams come true.” PSU President Sara Jayne Steen said Deb Tobine’s dedication to Plymouth State students is an excellent reflection of the award’s namesake. “We are honoring someone today for extraordinary work in education, with the theme that education really does transform our students’ lives,” said

Steen. “The award also affirms Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) as a motto fully lived on the campus.” Steen also related receiving a letter from the parent of a student, thanking the university for the efforts made on behalf of the student by Deb Tobine. “They thought of her as an angel and said they would never forget her,” noted Steen. Tobine also stated that some of the best advice she can provide struggling students is to learn from their mistakes. “Yes, we need to hold them accountable and responsible for their actions, but we are also in a place where we can nurture them and help them develop the skills that will lead them into a successful life after PSU.” PSU’s Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies, Dr. David Zehr, echoed the praise and respect her colleagues have for Tobine. “She is wise and warm-hearted,” Zehr said. “She values rigor and integrity. She is supportive without coddling, and she carries out her duties with compassion, with a smile, and with a genuine commitment to helping all students, all faculty, and all staff understand the importance of academic advising.” During her 28 years of service to PSU, Deb has earned an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from Plymouth State. Tobine is married and has two children and four grandchildren. She is the daughter of Virginia Burnham of West Rumney.

MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE By virtue of a power of sale contained in a certain corrective mortgage deed given by THOMAS A. POST, a married person, whose last known mailing address is 25A Cardinal Drive, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246, to MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK, 24 NH Route 25, P.O. Box 177, Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, 03253, dated October 4, 2010, and recorded on October 14, 2010 in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2668, Page 835, which corrective mortgage was recorded to correct a certain mortgage dated October 4, 2010 and recorded in said Registry on October 14, 2010 at Book 2668, Page 815 (the “Mortgage”) the holder of said mortgage, pursuant to and in execution of said powers, and for breach of conditions of said mortgage deed, (and the Note secured thereby of near or even date, and related documents) and for the purpose of foreclosing the same shall sell at PUBLIC AUCTION On January 10, 2013 at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, pursuant to N.H. R.S.A. 479:25, on the premises herein described being located at 21 Fells Way, Unit D, Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire, being all and the same premises more particularly described in the Mortgage. TERMS OF SALE: Said premises will be sold subject to (i) all unpaid taxes and liens, whether or not of record; (ii) mortgages, liens, attachments and all other encumbrances and rights, titles and interests of third persons which are entitled to precedence over the Mortgages; and (iii) any other matters affecting title of the Mortgagor to the premises disclosed herein. DEPOSITS: Prior to commencement of the auction, all registered bidders shall pay a deposit in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). At the conclusion of the auction of the premises, the highest bidder’s deposit, if such high bidder’s bid is accepted by the Bank, shall immediately be paid to the Bank and shall be held by the Bank subject to these Terms of Sale. All deposits required hereunder shall be made in cash or by check to the order of the Bank, which is acceptable to the Bank in its sole and absolute discretion. WARRANTIES AND CONVEYANCE: The Bank shall deliver a Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed of the Real Estate to the successful bidder accepted by the Bank within forty-five (45) days from the date of the foreclosure sale, upon receipt of the balance of the Purchase Price in cash or check acceptable to Bank. The Real estate will be conveyed with those warranties contained in the Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed, and no others. FEDERAL TAX LIEN: If the property to be sold is subject to a tax lien of the United States of America Internal Revenue Service, unless said lien is released after sale, the sale may be subject to the right of the United States of America to redeem the lands and premises on or before 120 days from the date of the sale. BREACH OF PURCHASE CONTRACT: If any successful bidder fails to complete the contract of sale resulting from the Bank’s acceptance of such successful bidder’s bid, such successful bidder’s deposit may, at the option of the Bank, be retained as full liquidated damages or may be held on account of the damages actually suffered by the Bank. If such deposit is not retained as full liquidated damages, the Bank shall have all of the privileges, remedies and rights available to the Bank at law or in equity due to such successful bidder’s breach of the contract of sale. Notice of the election made hereunder by the Bank shall be given to a defaulting successful bidder within 50 days after the date of the public auction. If the Bank fails to notify a defaulting successful bidder of which remedy the Bank has elected hereunder, the Bank shall be conclusively deemed to have elected to be holding the deposit on account of the damages actually suffered by the Bank. Upon any such default, Meredith Village Savings Bank shall have the right to sell the property to any back up bidder or itself. AMENDMENT OF TERMS OF SALE: The Bank reserves the right to amend or change the Terms of Sale set forth herein by announcement, written or oral, made prior to the commencement of the public auction. NOTICE TO THE MORTGAGOR, ANY GRANTEE OF THE MORTGAGOR AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING A LIEN OR OTHER ENCUMBRANCE ON THE PREMISES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. For further information respecting the aforementioned foreclosure sale, contact James R. St. Jean Auctioneers, 45 Exeter Rd., PO Box 400, Epping NH 03042, 603-734-4348. Dated this the 13th day of December, 2012. MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK By Its Attorneys Minkow & Mahoney Mullen, P.A. By: Peter J. Minkow, Esq. 4 Stevens Ave., Suite 3 P.O. Box 235 Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6511 Publication Dates: December 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013.


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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People always want what they can’t have. You know this, and you intuitively feel compelled to create a sense of scarcity around what you have to offer. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd. “Everyone is doing it” is an idea that many influencers use to add numbers to their group. You’ll use this principle in some way today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you find yourself thinking you don’t have control over a situation, look for all the ways in which you do have control. There is always something to be done. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Rejection is no fun, and most people will do anything to avoid it. Yet, the only way to make exciting things happen in your life is to risk rejection. So you’ll gladly take the risk today. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Everyone has something to join and follow these days, but finding the truly worthy cause is still a challenge. Research will be necessary in order to see past the superficial to the actual work being done. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 2). You don’t even have to think about all the kind words you say. They naturally flow from your compassionate heart, connecting and endearing you to the people who make your life wonderful this year. The opportunities you attract with your compassion will move you to new places. You’ll earn big from a July sale. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 15, 2, 9, 3 and 17.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You feel driven and tenacious now, but can you keep this up in the days, weeks and months to come? Make a longterm plan that includes checkpoints. Accountability will be key. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In a sense, you’re on a never-ending journey, and therefore you cannot expect to arrive anytime soon -- or anytime at all, really. This should help you relax and enjoy yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you want to know what a big-time success looks like, look in the mirror. You are capable of greatness. Whatever strides you make today are just the beginning. Keep track of them. You’ll want to remember them later. CANCER (June 22-July 22). While trying to stick to the moral high road, distracting thoughts could have you wondering what exactly is in it for you? You are, after all, a human being and not a saint. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your actions will reflect your basic belief that everyone is on the same level. You see those who try to separate people into classes as sadly misguided, and you’re right. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Don’t be a good soldier in the army of life. If you’re not headed where you want to go, stop marching and step out of line. Expect trial and error. Don’t settle for taking orders from an invisible leader. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your efforts to create rapport may not seem to be working, but they really are. The connection will be made. Note that it’s much easier to have an influence over people who like you.



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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2013. There are 363 days left in the year.


Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.


On this date: In 1893, the U.S. Postal Service issued its first commemorative stamp to honor the World’s Columbian Expedition and the quadricentennial of Christopher Columbus’ voyage. In 1900, Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China. In 1921, the play that coined the term “robot,” ‘’R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek, was first performed in Czechoslovakia. In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was found guilty, and executed.) In 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II. In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon, its apparent intended target. In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency. In 1971, 66 people were killed in a pileup of spectators leaving a soccer match at Ibrox (EYE’brox) Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour. (Federal speed limits were abolished in 1995). In 1981, police in Sheffield, England, arrested Peter Sutcliffe, who confessed to being the “Yorkshire Ripper,” the serial killer of 13 women. In 1983, the musical play “Annie” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,377 performances. In 2006, 12 miners died in a methane gas explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia, W.Va., but one miner, Randal McCloy Jr., was eventually rescued. One year ago: A gas pipeline in central Syria exploded; the government blamed “terrorists” while the opposition accused officials of playing on fears of religious extremism and terrorism to rally support behind President Bashar Assad. No. 3 Oklahoma State beat No. 4 Stanford 41-38 in overtime in the Fiesta Bowl. No. 6 Oregon beat No. 9 Wisconsin 45-38 in the Rose Bowl. Today’s Birthdays: Country musician Harold Bradley is 87. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is 71. TV host Jack Hanna is 66. Actress Wendy Phillips is 61. Actress Gabrielle Carteris is 52. Movie director Todd Haynes is 52. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher David Cone is 50. Actress Tia Carrere is 46. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 45. Model Christy Turlington is 44. Actor Taye Diggs is 42. Rock musician Scott Underwood (Train) is 42. Rock singer Doug Robb (Hoobastank) is 38. Actor Dax Shepard is 38. Actress Paz Vega is 37. Country musician Chris Hartman is 35. Rock musician Jerry DePizzo Jr. (O.A.R.) is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelton Kessee (IMX) is 32. Actress Kate Bosworth is 30. Jazz singermusician Trombone Shorty is 27.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS ABC and ME at the Meredith Public Library. 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Preschool class ages 3-5. Mom and Me free family film featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. 11:30 a.m. at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. Doors open at 11 a.m. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Social bridge at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. The Country Village Quilt Guild meets 1:30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building behind the Police and Fire Station on Rt 25 in Moultonborough, NH. All are welcome. For information call 279-3234 or visit our website at Country Village Quilt Guild.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 Gilford Public Library daily happenings. Conversational French 3:30- 4 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Food for Friends free dinner at the Tapply Thompson Community Center in Bristol. 5-6 p.m. For more information call 744-2713. Laconia Indoor Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Various farmers, food vendors, artisans, and independent sales representatives will be present. For a full list of vendors and specials go to http:// Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

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

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LHS Class of 1950 LHS Class of 1951 LHS Class of 1952 LHS Class of 1962 LHS Class of 1967 LHS Class of 1971 LHS Class of 1972 LHS Class of 1979 LHS Class of 1983 LHS Class of 1991 Alan Wool Alex Emery Altrusa of Laconia Ann Kaligian Barbara Luther Bob Hamel Brad Geltz Bruce Shumway Carmel Gill Carol Rawson Carroll Stafford Charlene Monroe Dawn Graves Dennis Doten Don & Judy Minor Doug Whittum

Dr. John Grobman

Lyman Jackson

DW Bell

Malcolm Murray

Ed Emond

Mary Vandernoot

Ed Engler

Matt Lahey and Family

Eileen Ladieu

Mike Seymour and Family

Elizabeth Squires

Phelps Family Trust

Ethelyn Nutter

Reginald Clarke

Gail Hannabury

Richard Kelly

Betty (Clow) Hjermstad

Richard Schultz

George, Nick, Mary & Jim Noucas

Rodney Roy

Jack Jones

Scott Davis

Jayme Duggan

Stephanie Ewens

Jeannette Giguere

Stewart Dickson

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Joan Distefano

Tara Columb

John Heney

The Champlin Family

Jack & Shirley Woodward & Family

The Lou Athanas Jr Family

Joseph Sack

The Selig Family

Kathleen & David McCabe

The St. Lawrence Family

Lori Groleau

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Lorna McEwen Lou Athanas Youth Basketball LuAnn Walsh Lucien Bouley Mary Vandernoot Matt Lahey and Family

For more information please contact:: The LHS Athletic Field Capital Campaign P. O. Box 309 Laconia, NH 03247 603-524-5710

Oscar Night at the Movies Friday at Gilman Library

ALTON — It will be Oscar Night at the Movies at the Gilman Library, 100 Main Street, Alton, at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 4. Movie night includes popcorn and drinks and attendees are free to bring camp chairs or pillows to make the experience even more comfortable. Family movies are drop-in and therefore don’t require pre- registration but are not drop-off. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. If the Gilman Library is closed due to inclement weather the movie will be postponed. Keep an eye out for some exciting new additions to Movie programming at the Gilman Library in the near future or call for more information regarding featured presentations 875-2550.

Historic tea traditions program at Meredith Library January 8 MEREDITH — Hetty Startup, a lecturer of art history and architectural history at the University of New Hampshire, will present a program on Historic Tea Traditions on Tuesday, January 8 at 4 p.m. This talk explores tea traditions across the world and their histories in terms of the decorative arts and social history. This event is free and open to the Public. Sponsored by the University of NH’s Speakers’ Bureau and the Friends of the Meredith Library.

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Dear Annie: I was diagnosed with depression more than 20 years ago. When I was in high school, I was hospitalized for close to a year. Because money and insurance have been sporadic, I have been on and off of medication. Plus, once I get on a good medication, I start feeling that I don’t need it anymore. Last year, my husband lost his job, so I have no insurance and have been off of medication since. Annie, my depression feels like it is crushing me. I am tired all the time and not interested in doing anything. I interpret everything my husband says as insulting or angry, although I know it isn’t. Part of the problem is, we haven’t had sex in three years. He says he just doesn’t want to. So I feel pretty worthless. I fantasize about dying. I feel this dark cloud hanging over me. I try to put on a happy face, but it doesn’t help much. My husband knows about my depression, but there isn’t much we can do without money. Please help me. -- Tired of It Dear Tired: There are resources for you. First contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( at 1-800-950NAMI. You also can find a listing of free or low-cost health centers in your area through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( and the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (, which also can help with medication. And don’t overlook your local community centers and nearby medical schools for low-cost counseling services. Just writing us shows your commitment to getting well. Hang in there. Dear Annie: My husband and I have a friend who was given an award a few years ago. Many of us attended the event, and friends from afar sent congratulations and accolades. Since then, however, “Ralph” brings up the award at every occasion, showering everyone with photos and bragging to the skies.

This is getting rather tiring to the rest of us. Some people have made a few comments to him, saying it’s time to “let it go,” but it doesn’t help. Ralph thinks he’s truly hot stuff now, and it’s become unbearable to be around him. We all enjoy the company of his wife, who unfortunately doesn’t try to curtail his boasting, but we certainly don’t wish to be around Ralph anymore. Is there any polite statement we could make to get him to stop the ego talk? -- Had It Dear Had It: Poor Ralph. This is obviously the only thing he has to brag about, and he’s not going to stop as long as he thinks he can still get mileage out of it. Try to be tolerant. When he mentions his award, plaster a fake smile onto your face, pat his arm and say, “Yes, Ralph, we know,” and then change the subject or walk away. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Some Talk, Please,” who reports that her husband is otherwise a good guy, but rarely talks to her and sulks for sex. She also said that one of her children has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. I would like to remind her that the apple does not fall far from the tree. If they have a child with Asperger’s, it is possible that her husband may have the same diagnosis. This was the case with my son and my husband. I strongly suspected my husband had some form of autism. He was gracious enough to see a psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Asperger syndrome and schizoid disorder. My husband truly is clueless about intimacy. There are resources available on the Internet for spouses of people with Asperger’s and also for those who want to learn how to be intimate. I let my hubby know I am grateful for all he does. I also let him know that when my emotional needs are met, then I will engage in sex. -- Been There, Done That

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BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot and black. Pomapoo Teddy Bears . Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy, home raised. 253-6373.

MUST GO : 2000 Town & Country Chrysler Van. 1 Owner, 124K miles, snow tires. $1,200/OBO, Laconia 603-455-2967

DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $400 (603)539-1603.

Business Opportunities

FREE Parakeet: Young. To a good home only. Cage not included. 524-6653.

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1998 BUICK Riviera- 113K, Excellent condition, green, leather, all options. Salvage title, $2,500. $2,500 603-496-5619 2009 Toyota Camry- 4 cylinder, automatic, 40K miles, excellent condition, loaded. $15,000/OBO. 290-2324 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

For Rent BELMONT 2 bedroom apartment, heated, walking distance to the Belknap Mall. $195.00/wk, Four weeks security deposit, no pets. Call:

527-9221 HAIR SALON: Concord area. Profitable, award-winning, great lease, equipment & staff. Call for details. 781-682-6209, ext. 208. ROI Business Brokers. RETIRING! Great part time busi ness for sale. $7200. Only 2 to 3 days per month. Call 603-455-5813.

For Rent ALTON/GILFORD Line 2BR Cottage w/3-season Porch, $220-235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $240-260/week +utilities. Beach access. 603-365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

New Year Antique Auction by Dave Cross Sat., Jan 5th at 10 AM Preview 8 AM Leavitt Park 334 Elm St, Laconia Severe storm date Sun, Jan 6 @ 10 AM Featuring Lone Ranger holster set from the TV show, Native American items, Confederate reunion battle flag, great Victorian scrap album, country items, etc. D. Cross lic. 2487 NH phone 603-528-0247 Photos & listing at ID 4217 Buyer Premium & Catered

BELMONT farmhouse 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, large balcony, heat & electric included. No pets/No smoking. $760/Month. 340-6219 BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly renovated. $725/month, includes heat & hot water. 217-4141. FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

GILFORD 3 BEDROOM Large yard, close to school, downtown. $1,250 + utilities. Great condition, available soon.


GILFORD 3 BEDROOM Large yard, close to school, downtown. $1,600 month includes all utilities. Great condition, available soon.

617-780-9312 GILFORD 2 - One bedrm, street level units available. 1 at $875/ month & 1 at $1000/ month. All utilities included, 1st & sec required. Sorry no pets or smoking. Immediate occupancy. Mineral Spring Realty 603-293-0330 or Fred Nash Broker 603-387-4810. GILFORD, Single male needs roommate(s). 2 bedrooms available. $100+ per week, share utili-

For Rent

For Rent Small 1-bedroom second floor apartment close to LRGH. $150/weeek, includes heat & hot water. Smoke free, no pets & security deposit required. Call 524-9240 LACONIA- 1 bedroom home. $850/Month + utilities. $850 deposit, available immediately. Call 603-340-0936 No calls after 8pm please. LACONIAHuge 2-bedroom. Bright, sunny & clean, nice area of town. $800/Month + Utilities. 520-6931 LACONIA- 3 bedroom, 2nd floor washer/dryer hook-up, basement storage, all new carpet, $800/Month + utilities. 455-6983 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $900/month plus utilities. 875-2292. LACONIA: 3 bedroom close to downtown. $250/week or $1,083/month, heat, hot water & electric included. Security deposit & references required. Sorry, No Dogs. 524-4428 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

GILFORD: Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo near Gunstock. Enclosed porches, great views, no smoking, no dogs. $1,200 includes all utilities. 603-781-4255.

LACONIA: Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor. heat & hot water included. $150/week. 832-1639

GILFORD: 2-bedroom units avail able. Heat & electricity included. From $240/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

LAKEPORT: 3 bedroom near park. $240/wk or $1,040/month, heat, hot water & electric included. Security deposit & references required. Sorry, No Dogs. 524-4428

LACONIA 3 BR, heat and hot water, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated, $235/WK.Security Deposit required. No pets. . 603-455-6115 LACONIA 1-Bedroom Apartment. Includes Heat, Hot Water, Electric. Nice location., No pets/ No smoking. $650/month 603-630-4198. LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $110-$150/week. 455-2014 LACONIA 2BR, heat and hot water included, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated, no pets. $195/WK Security Deposit required. 603-455-6115 LACONIA 3 BR Apartment, car peting/Pergo floors, plenty of storage, very fuel efficient, porch and yard (yard work rent reductions available). NH Housing Qualified, $925/mo. plus one months security. 603-528-1850 or 603-486-3966. LACONIA House to share- 2 room w/full bath, shared kitchen & washer/dryer, TV included. Parade & Elm St. Separate entrance. $700/Month + 1/2 utilities. No security/References required. 303-746-0336 Leave

For Rent


MEREDITH Ultra-nice Studio. Private country setting. Very convenient location, separate entrance. $800 includes all utiliites plus cable and high speed Internet. No Smoking. 279-4376 NEWFOUND Lake Area, 3 BR, 3 B, 15 acres, fields and woods, 1835 ft on the river, mountain views. $1400/mo. 1 plus year lease, Roche Realty Group, ask for Chuck 603-279-7046 ext 342 anytime day or evening. TILTON: Spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management (603)641-2163. EHO.

STUDIO apt 15 minutes to Laconia, 20 minutes to Concord, all utlities included $675. 267-7129. TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391. TILTON/LOCHMERE - Two bedroom duplex apartment. Garage & washer/dryer available. Just 3 miles from Exit 20. Ideal for couple/single parent. $750/month + utilities. No smoking/no pets. Call 527-6283. TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $620-640/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $165-$225 per week. $500 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Rent-Commercial BELMONT: Route 106, 3-bay garage, 2-lifts, excellent location, great condition, plenty of parking. $2,000/month. (603)630-4198.

For Sale 1 Reddy kerosene Space Heater on wheels. 165,000 BTU, $150. 1 Reddy kerosene heater 10,000 BTU, $75. 677-2865 10-inch Bosch Contractors table saw. Portable fold up stand. $399. Like new. 603-387-7100 7ft snowplow with lights & hydrolic lift $400. 524-4445 8! HD Blizzard snowplow. Brand new, in original pkg., fits 20082013 F-250 through F-550. $3000. 603-539-6902, 978-808-8315. AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. CAPTAIN!S BED: Pine, twin with bookshelf headboard and three drawers below. Mattress not included. Great condition. $80. 455-3686. FOUR 215 55 R 16 General Altimax Arctic directional snow tires mounted on alloy rims. About half wear remaining. $199. 674-7302 HD TV- Sceptre LCD 23", used as backup TV w/LG Blue Ray Player $100. 267-0977

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For Sale

For Sale

For Sale

Honda Snowblower- Track drive, 2-stage, 21 inches, runs great. $325. 393-7846

IBANEZ Gio electric guitar, mint, $89, Peavey Special 130W amplifier, Scorpion, $129. Both $199 286-4012.

PATRIOTS playoff tickets for sale! (603)356-5775, (603)548-8049.

MAHOGANY Antique rocker, antique pie crust table, Call 267-1964 Barbara

LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT ELM STREET SCHOOL is seeking a Long Term Substitute for a 4th grade classroom. Candidate must be certified in Elementary Education. Position will run from February to May. Contact: Kevin Michaud, Principal Elm Street School 478 Elm Street Laconia, NH 03246

LACONIA MIDDLE SCHOOL is seeking a part-time paraprofessional for our Middle School. Successful candidate will support students with special education needs. 27.5 hours per week Contact: Jen Sottak, Special Education Coordinator Laconia Middle School 150 McGrath Street Laconia, NH 03246 For any of the above openings please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification and three Letters of Reference to the respective contact person for each school.

Visit our website for information about Laconia Schools at: E.O.E

QUALITY Firewood: Seasoned, dry hardwood. Pine or green available. Call for details. 393-1708. SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 WALL TILES: Ceramic, Glazed, 74 sq. ft., American Olean, 6”x6”, Sandy Ridge (color), $50. Please call 455-3686.


Help Wanted

Help Wanted



5 years experience, open & close shifts. Weekends & open availability a must. Friendly and outgoing, must be a people person. Apply in person, no phone calls. Ellacoya Country Store & Deli, 2667 Lakeshore Rd., Gilford.

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763 NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted MARINE Technician opening; a busy Lake Winnipesaukee boat dealership is seeking an experienced technician to join our service team. Certifications with Mercruiser and or Yamaha a plus. Forward resume to or call Kelly at 603-366-4801, X214.

Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) Director position available: 20 hours per month. Exciting opportunity to support local independent businesses and the community. Email your resume to

Full-time clerk, cashier, stocking. Must be 21 years old. Nights and weekends a must. Apply in person. No phone calls please. Meredith Case N Keg.

Belknap Landscape Company is looking for dependable people to shovel snow. This is an On Call position; shifts could vary - day or night on heavy snow days. Job duties will include shoveling snow off roofs or clearing walkways at commercial & residential properties. Must be able to lift heavy objects, work long shifts & able to drive in snowstorms. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid NH driver's license & reliable transportation. BLC is a drug free employer & conducts pre-employment drug screens. If interested please apply in person to Rhonda Blackey at 25 Country Club Road, Unit #302, Gilford, NH.

Home Improvements


TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235

Instruction DRIVER ED $50 OFF 1-9-13 Class when you mention this ad (Prepaid by 1-8-13) Limited Space Granite State Auto School Laconia, NH


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

Motorcycles BUY • Sell • Trade (603)447-1198. Olsons Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Roommate Wanted ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $130/week. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 603-524-1976 WEIRS Beach Area: To share house, $500/month, everything included. Beach rights. 393-6793.

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted CAGGIANO TREE SERVICE, Trusted for over 30 years in the Lakes Region. We will meet or beat any price. Call for your free estimate today. 603-253-9762. CALL Mike for snowblowing, roof shoveling, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214

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LHS National Honor Society inducts 22 new members The Laconia High School National Honor Society inducted 22 new junior and senior members at an evening ceremony on December 10. Students who are selected demonstrate leadership, scholarship, good character and a commitment to community service. Those granted admission were: Abigail Bennett, Nicole Bogert, Brady Caldwell, Jessica Carbone, Scott Compton, Emily Cormier, Danielle Cote, Aidan Dean, Rebecca Dragon, Kelsey Dunn, Matt Engelsen, Garett Guilmett, Amila Hadzic, John Hammond, Erma Krupic, Mikayla Minor, Matt Missert, Stephanie Polidoro, Brittney Pond, Anna Stivali, Peter Stivali and Emma Walker. (Courtesy photo)

Cross country ski program at Bolduc Park starting on January 5

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be offering four weeks of Cross Country Ski Lessons at Bolduc Park this winter. Lessons begin on Saturday, January 5, and will continue through January 26 (in the event a day is cancelled because of poor weather, it will be made up the week(s) following January 26). Lessons begin at 10 a.m. and rental skis may be picked up at 9 a.m. at

Piche’s Ski Shop. Registration forms are available at the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, Bolduc Park and Piche’s Ski Shop. Mail, fax or drop off registrations directly to Piche’s Ski Shop. Cost: $65 per person includes rental equipment. $35 per person with their own equipment. Those with questions can contact Bob or Pat Bolduc at 524-2068.

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center invites adults and children ages six and over to the annual Winter Bird Banding Open House on Saturday, January 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. For over 30 years on the first Saturday following the New Year birds have been captured and banded at a feeding station at the Science Center. Visitors are encouraged to drop-in during

the morning to learn why birds are banded and to get a first-hand look at some common winter birds. Adult must accompany children. The propgram is free for members; $5 for non-members. For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to or call 603-9687194.

Winter bird banding open house held Saturday at Squam Science Center




Snowmobiles 03 Skidoo Grand Touring, V1000, 4 stroke, 2 up, fully equipped, like new, 1570 miles. $3500 OBO, 293-9183

TREE WORK: Serving the Lakes Region, insured. 998-5339. PLOWING Commercial & Resi dential. Call 630-3511.

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FISCAL CLIFF from page 2 drawn, and fell far short of a sweeping plan that combined tax changes and spending cuts to reduce federal deficits. That proved to be a step too far in the two months since Obama called congressional leaders to the White House for a postelection stab at compromise. Majority Republicans did their best to minimize the bill’s tax increases, just as they abandoned their demand from earlier in the day to add spending cuts to the package. “By making Republican tax cuts permanent, we are one step closer to comprehensive tax reform that will help strengthen our economy and create more and higher paychecks for American workers,” said Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. He urged a vote for passage to “get us one step closer to tax reform in 2013” as well as attempts to control spending. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi also said the legislation included “permanent tax relief for the middle class,” and she summoned lawmakers to provide bipartisan support as the Senate did. The bill would also prevent an expiration of extended unemployment benefits for an estimated two million jobless, block a 27 percent cut in fees for doctors who treat Medicare patients, stop a $900 pay increase for lawmakers from taking effect in March and head off a threatened spike in milk prices. It would stop $24 billion in acrossthe-board spending cuts set to take effect over the next two months, although only about half of that total would be offset with savings elsewhere in the budget. The economic as well as political stakes were considerable. Economists have warned that without action by Congress, the tax increases and spending cuts that technically took effect with the turn of the new year at midnight could send the economy into recession. Even with enactment of the legislation, taxes are on the rise for millions. A 2 percentage point temporary cut in the Social Security payroll tax, originally enacted two years ago to stimulate the economy, expired with the end of 2012. Neither Obama nor Republicans made a significant effort to extend it. House Republicans spent much of the day struggling to escape a political corner they found themselves in.

“I personally hate it,” Rep. John Campbell of California, said of the measure, giving voice to the concern of many Republicans that it did little or nothing to cut spending. “The speaker the day after the election said we would give on taxes and we have. But we wanted spending cuts. This bill has spending increases. Are you kidding me? So we get tax increases and spending increases? Come on.” Cantor told reporters at one point, “I do not support the bill. We are looking, though, for the best path forward.” Within hours, Republicans abandoned demands for changes and agreed to a simple yes-or-no vote on the Senate-passed bill. They feared that otherwise the Senate would refuse to consider any alterations, sending the bill into limbo and saddling Republicans with the blame for a whopping middle class tax increase. One Senate Democratic leadership aide said Majority Leader Harry Reid would “absolutely not take up the bill” if the House changed it. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity, citing a requirement to keep internal deliberations private. Despite Cantor’s remarks, Boehner took no public position in advance of voting the bill as he sought to negotiate a conclusion to the final crisis of a two-year term full of them. The brief insurrection wasn’t the first time that the tea party-infused House Republican majority has rebelled against the party establishment since the GOP took control of the chamber 24 months ago. But with the two-year term set to end Thursday at noon, it was likely the last. And as was true in earlier cases of a threatened default and government shutdown, the brinkmanship came on a matter of economic urgency, leaving the party open to a public backlash if tax increases do take effect on tens of millions. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said the measure would add nearly $4 trillion over a decade to federal deficits, a calculation that assumed taxes would otherwise have risen on taxpayers at all income levels. There was little or no evident concern among Republicans on that point, presumably because of their belief that tax cuts pay for themselves by expanding economic growth and do not cause deficits to rise. The relative paucity of spending cuts was a sticking point with many House Republicans. Among other items, the extension of unemployment benefits costs $30 billion, and is not offset by savings elsewhere.

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