Friday, January 20, 2012
VOL. 12 nO. 165
5 implicated in theft of $8k in silver coins from Laconia man By gAil oBeR
THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Five people, included two men who are brothers, and two women who are sisters, are facing a variety of charges related to the burglary of a Lake Street home and subsequent theft of thousands of dollars worth of silver. According to police affidavits, on September 26 Chad Verrill, Randy Verrill, and Susan Weeks allegedly went to the home of a Lake Street man after learning from someone the man had a locked gun safe in his closet. Chad and Randy Verrill are each charged with burglary, theft, and breach of bail. A fourth person, Lindsey McNeel allegedly let them in to the home and is charged with being an accomplice to burglary and being an accomplice to theft. A fifth person, Nicole Perra is charged with one misdemeanor count of lying to police. Although the police affidavits don’t detail what the relationship was between the victim and McNeel and Pera, who are sisters, presumably he knew them both and one or both had access see SiLVEr page 7
No Zamboni necessary Matt London, of Cleveland. Ohio, steals the puck from the advancing Todd Brow of Winslow, Maine, while Middleton, Conn.’s Ross Burton guards the goal. The three, along with Jordan Grimsley of Tampa, Fla. (not pictured) are staying in town for a few months as players on the Laconia Leafs junior hockey team. The young men are renting a home on Paugus Bay and on Thursday afternoon took advantage of the mirror-smooth ice outside their door. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
Lakes Region senators in tug-a-war over Northern Pass By michAel Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
CONCORD — By raising the issue of eminent domain, Northern Pass has divided the Republican majority in the New Hampshire Senate with two Lakes Region Senators — Jeanie Forrester of Meredith and Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro — as the the
10 vote, chose delay the bill in lieu of further study. Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee adopted an amendment to the bill sponsored by Bradley and fellow Republican Senator Sharon Carson of Londonderry that Forrester called “an artful dodge” see NOrTHErN PaSS page 9
Winter Farmers’ Market in Tilton draws big crowds right away By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
TILTON — A new winter farmer’s market which opened in the former Hillside Agway building on Rte. 3 is already exceeding expectations, having drawn more than 1,000 cus-
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the greens and carrots and that demand for the several different varieties of apples was so high that farm owner Steve Surowiec had to make a quick trip up to the Sanbornton farm to bring more apples. see MarKET page 10
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Popular file-sharing website Megaupload shut down
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — One of the world’s most popular file-sharing sites was shuttered Thursday, and its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content. An indictment accused Megaupload. com of costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to make it easier for authorities to go after websites with pirated material, especially those with overseas headquarters and servers. Megaupload is based in Hong Kong, but some of the alleged pirated content was hosted on leased servers in Ashburn, Va., which gave federal authorities jurisdiction, the indictment said. The Justice Department said in a statesee WEB page 7
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Bizarre day for GOP field: Perry quits in favor of Newt; Santorum was actual winner in Iowa; & ex claims Newt wanted open marriage NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The race for the Republican presidential nomination is veering toward South Carolina surreal. Mitt Romney was stripped of his Iowa caucus victory Thursday, then was stung by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s withdrawal and endorsement of Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who was stunningly accused in turn by an ex-wife of seeking an open marriage so he could keep his mistress. “Newt’s not perfect, but who among us is,” said Perry, abruptly quitting the race
shortly before an evening debate and less than 48 hours before the polls open in Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary. His decision to end a once-promising candidacy left Romney, Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul the remaining contenders in the race to pick a Republican to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama this fall. Recent polls, coupled with Perry’s endorsement, suggested Gingrich was the candidate with the momentum and Romney the one
struggling to validate his standing as frontrunner. Whatever else the impact, the day’s events reduced the number of contenders vying to emerge as Romney’s principal conservative alternative. The former Massachusetts governor had other challenges in a state where unemployment approaches 10 percent. He adamantly refused to explain why some of his millions were invested in the Cayman Islands, how much was there or whether any other funds were held offshore. see GOP page 12
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak’s moment has come and gone. The glory days, when Eastman Kodak Co. ruled the world of film photography, lasted for over a century. Then came a stunning reversal of fortune: cutthroat competition from Japanese firms in the 1980s and a seismic shift to the digital technology it pioneered but couldn’t capitalize on. Now
comes a wistful worry that this American business icon is edging toward extinction. Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, raising the specter that the 132-year-old trailblazer could become the most storied casualty of a digital age. Already a shadow of its former self, cashpoor Kodak will reorganize in bankruptcy court, as it seeks to boost its cash position
and stay in business. The Rochester, N.Y.based company hopes to peddle a trove of photo patents and morph into a new-look powerhouse built around printers and ink. Even if it succeeds, it seems unlikely to ever resemble what its red-on-yellow K logo long stood for — a brand synonymous in every corner of the planet with captursee KODAK page 11
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sarah Burke was an X Games star with a grass-roots mentality — a daredevil superpipe skier who understood the risks inherent to her sport and the debt she owed to it. The pioneering Canadian freestyler, who helped get superpipe accepted into the Olym-
pics, died Thursday after a Jan. 10 crash during a training run in Park City, Utah. Burke, who lived near Whistler, in British Columbia, was 29. Tests revealed she sustained “irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest,” according to
a statement released by her publicist, Nicole Wool, on behalf of the family. A four-time Winter X Games champion, Burke crashed on the same halfpipe where snowboarder Kevin Pearce sustained a traumatic brain injury during a training see SKIER page 9
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Our growing class divide What planet does presidential wannabe Rick Santorum live on? When it comes to grasping the situation of America’s hard-hit workaday majority, this sweater-vested ultra-right-winger is further out than Pluto. In a recent debate, Santorum assailed a tax plan proposed by frontrunner Mitt Romney. It wasn’t the plan’s details that caused Rick to stamp his tiny feet, but Romney’s expressed intent to help the “middle class.” Tut-tut, chided the ideologically-pure Santorum, Republicans mustn’t use such language, for it creates an impression of class warfare. After all, he lectured: “There are no classes in America. We don’t put people in classes.” Sure, Rick — today’s jobless economy, a national epidemic of union busting and wage knockdowns, absurd tax giveaways to the superrich, the ongoing Wall Street bailout, inexcusable corporate subsides, rising poverty, the slashing of antipoverty programs and a decade of falling incomes for the vast majority, while the elite 1-percent makes off with triple-digit increases in its wealth — there’s no class war happening. Just close your eyes, hum a happy tune ... and live on Pluto. Meanwhile, in the same week that Santorum spoke, the Pew Research Center released a new survey showing how far removed he is from regular people’s experience and concerns. Two-thirds of Americans see “strong conflicts” between the rich and poor in our country, a stark division between those few who have wealth, power and security, and the vast majority who don’t. The few do not have the same objectives as the many, and the survey found that this class separation — yes, class — is the No. 1 source of social tension in America today. Interestingly for the far-out Santorum, not only do 73-percent of Democrats and 68-percent of independents agree, but so do 55-percent of Republicans. One of the hidebound myths in our culture is the Horatio Alger fantasy: You might be born poor, Bucko, but America’s the land of upward mobility — anyone with grit and
gumption can scramble from the very bottom of the economic ladder all the way to the top. At last, though, this musty myth is being dispelled, as everyone from academics to Wall Street protesters are proving that it simply isn’t true. Even prominent politicos are catching on. As one said last fall, “(Movement) up into the middle income is actually greater ... in Europe than it is in America.” That’s no liberal talking, it’s Rick Santorum! The same guy who now says, “There are no classes in America,” was at least visiting reality just a few months ago. While GOP leaders still try to dismiss the issue of income inequality, the mobility issue goes to the very core of America’s identity — it’s too big to deny or ignore. John Bridgeland , a former Bush aide who now heads a policy group called Opportunity Nation, says bluntly that Republicans “will feel a need to talk about a lack of mobility — a lack of access to the American Dream.” Many recent studies confirm that our country has developed a class “stickiness” that is alarmingly dangerous to our social unity. A Pew research report finds that about 62-percent of Americans born on the top rungs of the economic ladder stay there as adults, and 65-percent born on the bottom rungs remain stuck there for life. In a ranking of nine affluent countries, Canada was tops in upward mobility and the U.S. was last. America won’t offer a true opportunity for upward mobility unless we restore a unity of purpose among all of our people — and we can’t achieve that as long as top corporate and governmental leaders deliberately widen the chasm separating the rich from the rest of us. (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including “There’s Nothing In the Middle of Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos” and his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)
Senator Forrester voted against funds for Plymouth State To the editor, State Senator Jeanie Forrester is voting against funds for Plymouth State University, and all the other state higher education institutions. Educated people are the best way to have full employment in New Hampshire, and the country. The short-sighted stand taken by
the Republicans is destructive of the future of our state. We all need to let our elected representatives hear from us on these ill conceived bills which are damaging our future. Kent Warner Center Harbor
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LETTERS Sen. Forrester could have helped restore $10M to UNH system To the editor, I am deeply disappointed in Sen. Jeanie Forrester’s recent votes to defeat SB-309-FN, a bill that would have restored $10-million in state funding to the University System of New Hampshire (USNH), which includes Plymouth State University. Sen. Forrester was one of six Republican votes against the bill in the Senate Finance Committee and she again voted against the bill in the full Senate. The Legislature’s $45-million in cuts to USNH funding last year were utterly short-sighted and mean-spirited. Prior to the cuts, New Hampshire already ranked dead last among the 50 states in state support for public higher education, with the result that students graduating from college in New Hampshire were already burdened with the highest student debt load among the 50 states, second only to the District of Columbia. And yet the Republican bullies in the Statehouse couldn’t stop themselves from kicking our college kids and parents even harder when they were already down. SB-309-FN was intended to put some of the funding back into public higher education. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Molly Kelly of Keene, who plainly has a better sense than
Sen. Forrester of what it means to have a state public university in her district. New Hampshire’s great commodity, when it comes to attracting strong businesses and higher-wage jobs to our state, is its educated workforce. Investing in public higher education is the surest way of guaranteeing that New Hampshire continues to produce the next generation of skilled workers. The Republicans’ attack on public higher education sends two messages: first, to our students, that they need to leave New Hampshire to find an affordable college education; and second, to prospective employers, that our state does not put a priority or premium on training a highly skilled workforce. Once our students leave New Hampshire to seek their educations elsewhere, we know they won’t be back, and especially not if we can’t attract skilled jobs to our state. Senator Forrester’s votes against public higher education are a blow to the state and a particular blow to her district. If we can’t depend on our own State Senator to put the interests of her constituents ahead of her allegiance to her party bosses, we need to find a new state senator. Paul Phillips Plymouth
Please consider a donation to the Inter-Lakes After-Prom fund To the editor, The parents of Inter-Lakes High School Class of 2012 are planning a “Chemical-Free After-Prom Party” for the graduating seniors following their prom on May 19. At After-Prom, we would like to be able to provide a wide variety of activities, refreshments, breakfast and prizes/gifts throughout the night to make this a special and memorable event. While we are conducting several fund-raisers to accomplish this goal, we are also asking for your kind support. We need your support in the form of financial contributions from parents and/or your business or organization. Financial donations can be made payable to “Inter-Lakes High School:
After-Prom Party” and mailed to: Inter-Lakes 2012 After-Prom Party, Inter-Lakes High School, 1 Laker Lane, Meredith, NH 03253 If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Crystal Furnee (455-3686) or e-mail the After-Prom Committee at email@example.com. Please note that your donation is tax deductible (FIN: 02-6002425). With your sponsorship, we hope to provide a fun, memorable and safe celebration for the class of 2012. All donors will receive public recognition and a huge thank you from the class of 2012 and their parents. After-Prom Committee The Inter-Lakes Class of 2012
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LETTERS Better example of irrational mind of liberals couldn’t be dreamed up To the editor, The 535 million dollars thrown down a big green rat hole of crony paybacks plus the 1,110 laid off employees might have been worth the cost if this exposure had brought some sanity to the environmentalist movement. Especially since Solyndra was the third solar company to go bankrupt in 2011. No such luck. To quote investigative bulldog, Michelle Malkin, this is the “Night of the Keynesian Dead” and this Utopian nightmare has legs, big, hairy, expensive ones. Apparently, sweet dreams for the likes of James Veverka and Paul Krugman. Profusely, perspiring night terrors for most of the rest of us. DNC spokeswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, no stranger to audacious bloviating she, assured Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” that President Obama bears no responsibility because he was not the CEO of Solyndra. The facts are as follows: (1) Obama met with executives of Solyndra at least 20 times, after which his administration fast-tracked the loan approvals; (2) preliminary studies did not conclude that this company was a viable entity yet Obama ordered that stimulus funds be forwarded to this monstrous boondoggle; (3) Solyndra senior executives walked away with bonuses after the company collapsed; (4) the bottom line is that this loan was approved even after the administration had been told that bankruptcy was inevitable. Ms. Wasserman-Schultz nevertheless remains convinced that our President has no connection to this mess of gangrene. A more prescient example of the irrational mind of progressive Democrats could not have been dreamed up by Michael Moore and his environmentalist pals.
Getting back to the “Environmentalism has Legs” theory, check out the doubling down of taxpayer funded “green technologies”. First, Tonopah Solar company is getting a $737-million loan from Obama’s DOE. One of the investment partners is Pacific Corporate Group. PCG’s executive director is Ron Pelosi, brother of the former speaker of the house. Do you suppose the two of them lamented Solyndra’s untimely demise while sharing spoon victuals at Nancy’s purported $10,000 per night Four Seasons hotel suite in Hawaii? At least this was on Nancy’s dime though police escorts did cost the local taxpayers $34,000 to keep her royal highness comfy and safe. Could myopic movie maker, Michael Moore have come up with a more perfect example of “crony socialism”? I think not. First Solar, Sun Power, ethanol subsidies, the Chevy Volt and so many other overhyped, ineffective, green technologies backed by hard earned citizen greenbacks of which we seem to have little say in the matter. Google the likes of George Soros, George Kaiser and you’ll get an eye full of billionaire, progressive, influence peddling that leads straight to the White House. Jeffrey Immelt, star of stage, screen, GE, NBC and Obama’s Jobs Czar provides just one more oxmoronic, Democrat backdrop for all this blatant, crony, socialist corruption. The fact that liberal Democrats continue to extort our money and throw it away when this country so desperately needs some fiscal common sense makes me “more frustrated than an illiterate rapper trying to find a word that rhymes with luck”, to quote Larry the Cable Guy. I wonder if anyone else out there feels the same way I do? Russ Wiles Tilton
Beer & baseball go together; I urge commission to reconsider To the editor, I was disappointed with the Laconia Parks & Recreation Commission’s recent decision to deny the Laconia Muskrats’ request to sell beer at Robbie Mills Field. While I appreciate the commission’s concerns for public safety and the continued maintenance of a family-friendly environment at the park, I think a total dismissal of the idea is inappropriate. As Muskrats’ GM Noah Crane mentioned, beer and baseball have a long history. Beer has been served at Major League ballparks around the U.S. for decades, and some ballparks are even named after breweries that sponsor them (see: Coors Field, Miller Field, Busch Stadium.). Fenway Park allows fans to drink beer during the game (up to the 7th inning, anyway), and last year it successfully petitioned the City of Boston to permit the park to sell mixed drinks as well. To my knowledge, parents still take their kids to Fenway to watch the Red Sox despite the availability of alcohol.
Closer to home, attending a ballgame at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester) was named 2011’s “Favorite Sporting Event for Families” by Parenting New Hampshire Magazine. Either the magazine’s judges completely overlooked Samuel Adams Bar & Grill out in left field, or they simply concluded that families, beer, and sports can all responsibly occupy the same place at the same time. We should not hesitate to draw the same conclusion here in Laconia, especially considering the sale of beer would substantially increase the Muskrats’ projected revenues (which would improve the club’s long-term viability) and entice young adults and groups to take in a Muskrats’ game. I urge the commission to reconsider its decision and allow beer to be sold at Robbie Mills Field in a responsible manner befitting America’s pastime. Matt Huot Laconia
Don’t get into foolish and senseless debates about word of God To the editor, In reference to certain letters to the editor, God’s inerrant word tells us “not to be led astray by the simplicity
get into foolish and senseless debates about the word of God.” Martha McGuire Gilford
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To the editor, The Laconia Fire Department wants to warn everyone about the hazards of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths, and accounts for more than 50,000 emergency department visits each year in the U.S. During the cold weather months people will seal up their homes as tight as possible to keep in the heat. Moreover, we simply stay indoors for longer periods in the winter months. Many elderly people stay in their homes for extended periods. This can lead to a medical emergency, which can be fatal, caused by a build-up of carbon monoxide (CO) in the blood stream. Heat equipment that burns fuel (gas stoves, furnaces, water heaters, wood stoves, coal stoves, fireplaces, pellet stoves, gas dryers, and kerosene heaters) can generate carbon monoxide. If a person stays inside their home for prolonged periods, they will breathe in and accumulate dangerous levels of this gas. If the heat equipment is defective, the build-up of CO can be rapid and fatal. CO detectors collect the deadly gas and then will alarm if levels exceed safe limits. They alarm for rapid build up of the gas and for slow accumulating build up. Place a CO detector in your home if you use any type of heating equipment that burns fuel such as wood, coal, or gas. A small leak in a chimney can allow CO to seep into your home. If the home is well insulated the gas will not escape. Normal use of doors will exchange the air in your home. However, if you do not leave the home the gas will stay inside with you. Occasionally open your doors or windows to air out the home. Do not run your car in the garage. A car engine produces enormous quantities of CO and can quickly overcome the occupants.
Never use an outdoor grille inside your home. Do not use a gas oven to heat your home. Do not use any gasoline-powered engines (snow blowers, generators) in your home/garage, or near doors or windows. Do not sleep in any room with an unvented gas or kerosene heater. Follow instructions on any portable heating device A serious problem with CO poisoning is that a person affected will feel tired. Unknowingly the person or persons will go to sleep and possibly never awake. That is why CO is known as the “Silent Killer”. You cannot see or smell the gas. Only a CO detector will tell you that it is present. Laconia Fire Department has portable CO detectors in most of our fire trucks, as do most area fire departments. We use these devices to help locate the source of the CO. Do not ignore symptoms — severe headaches, dizziness, confusion, nausea or faintness. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning get fresh air immediately and call 911 for emergency assistance. A build up of carbon monoxide will present symptoms similar to the flu. A key clue is that your skin will have a reddish hue. This is caused by the CO displacing the oxygen in your blood stream. Your blood gets darker and is reflected in skin color. Remember that at anytime you suspect a fire or you need our help for any emergency do not hesitate to call 911. Do not call the landlord, the furnace repair person, your friends or family – call the fire department. It is extremely important that we be notified as soon as possible of any emergency so that we can effectively deal with it. Time is probably the most critical element in an emergency response. Chief Ken Erickson Laconia Fire Department
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To the editor, Next week the New Hampshire Senate will decide the fate of H.B. 648 concerning private property rights. Passed overwhelmingly by the House last year, H.B. 648 is now up for vote in the Senate. PSNH claims it should have the right to take a citizen’s property by eminent domain if a power project is deemed “beneficial” to the state. Opponents state that argument is not valid due to New Hampshire Constitutional Amendment 12-a, which says no corporation can take a person’s land for a private development project
no matter what perceived “benefits” are claimed. If a senator votes otherwise, he/she is saying the N.H. Constitution can simply be ignored when it is deemed beneficial. Our N.H. Constitution is under attack by PSNH. Call your senator today and tell him/her to protect the Constitution and vote for H.B. 648 with the Forrester/Bragdon Amendment which protects the property rights of all New Hampshire citizens. Pamela Martin Plymouth
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To the editor, Imagine my surprise when I received a phone call from a lady who was displeased that I disagree with James Veverka in the paper. It was a brief talk until I hung up. Now, readers should realize that I am not an elected official. I’m not run-
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able to get $4,000 for the coins. Officers also said when they spoke with Weeks she told them she gave the Verrill’s a ride to the house but didn’t know they were going to commit burglary. McNeel, Randy Verrill and Weeks were arrested in late December and it was during a telephone call Randy Verrill made from the Belknap County Jail to his father and brother that allegedly admitted he’d be in trouble if “the girls” talk to the police. Both Chad and Randy Verrill implicate themselves in the burglary, said the police, and during the phone call the two were trying to get their stories straight. During the call, police said Chad Verrill, who at not been arrested at the time of the, told his brother to “keep his mouth shut,” that Randy “already knows what we need to do,” and if they are arrested they will say they watched McNeel and Parra steal the coins. Police also said chad Verrill threatened to “go out with a bang” if the police came to arrest him and that “one of those (deleted) will be getting punched in the face.” Chad Verrill was arrested yesterday, apparently without incident, and as of last night was in Belknap County Jail being held on $10,000 cash bail. A person at the Belknap County Jail said yesterday both Verrills and Weeks, who is facing one count felony criminal liability for another are incarcerated.
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4 area municipalities express opposition to Tilton’s bill to give Laconia more say over regional sewer system matters; city pays 50% of costs but has only 10% vote By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
CONCORD — Nearly half the nine towns, which together with Laconia are members of the Winnipesaukee River Basin (sewer) Program (WRBP) opposed a bill that would lend the city a predominant role on the advisory board by weighting the votes of the 10 municipalities when it was heard by the House Public Works and Highways Committee yesterday. House Bill 1130, sponsored by Rep. Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) would entitle the member of the advisory board appointed by each municipality to cast one vote for every 500 residents of the municipality. Currently, each of the member municipalities has one vote. According to the 2010 census, the bill would grant Laconia 32, or 26-percent, of the 123 weighted votes. Franklin would have 17 votes, Belmont 15, Gilford 14, Meredith 12, Northfield 10, Moultonborough 8, Tilton 7, Sanbornton 6 and Center Harbor 2. The Laconia City Council endorsed the bill, but Belmont wrote to the committee expressing its opposition and representatives of Meredith, Gilford and Franklin were on hand to speak against it. The WRBP, established in 1972, is the sewer system serving Laconia, Belmont, Center Harbor, Franklin, Gilford, Meredith , Moultonborough, Northfield, Sanbornton, and Tilton, whose ratepayers fund its operating budget and capital improvements. Its nearly 60 miles of sewer mains, 12 major pump stations and wastewater treatment plant handle an average of 6.2-million gallons of sewage per day. The system is owned by the state and administered by the Department of Environmental
Services (DES), but its operation, maintenance and improvement are funded by the ratepayers of the member municipalities. Tilton told the committee that because costs are allocated according to the number of connections and volume of usage, Laconia pays 50-percent of operating and 40-percent of capital expenditures. Moreover, he said that since approximately 94-percent of the residences and businesses in the city are connected to the municipal sewer system future growth of the WRBP requiring capital expenditures will occur in the nine towns that bear relatively smaller shares of costs. “The bill actually eliminates a weighted vote,” Tilton claimed, explaining that with a fraction of the connections and population of Laconia, Center Harbor wields equal voting power on the Advisory Board. Tilton, who chaired the boards during his tenure as Laconia’s director of public works, said that until recently there was no need to weight the voting because the members always reached consensus. The dispute over the construction of an ultra-violet disinfection system at the Franklin treatment plant in the last two years, he called “a very contentious item” that prompted him to file the bill. Without weighted voting, he said, “the smaller communities could band together and tell larger communities how to spend their money.” Representative Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), who chairs the committee, asked why, since preparation of the WRBP’s operating and capital budgets rested with the DES and the Legislature and the Advisory Board had no authority over either, the issue was important. Tilton replied that the DES has never
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NORTHERN PASS from page one that pretended to safeguard property owners but “but really enables utility companies to use eminent domain.” The Northern Pass project proposes to build 180 miles of power lines through the center of the state to bring hyrdo-generated electricity from Quebec for use in the United States. The plan has drawn strong support in Franklin, where a power conversion station would be located that would add perhaps $250-million to the city’s tax base, but determined opposition from hundreds of North Country property owners, conservationists and outdoor recreationists. Northern Pass is owned by Northeast Utilities (parent company of Public Service of New Hampshire), NSTAR and Hydro-Quebec. With 19 of the 31 towns in her Senate district in the path of either or both the preferred or the alternate route of the transmission lines, Forrester has been a staunch opponent of the Northern Pass project and an equally staunch champion of private property rights. She co-sponsored HB-648 in the Senate and immediately challenged Bradley’s attempt to amend it. Together with Senate President Peter Bragdon (R-Milford), Forrester countered with an amendment stipulating that “no public utility may petition for permission to take private land or property rights for the construction or operation of an electric generating plant or for any private development, including but not limited to participant·funded projects.” A “participant-funded” project is one, like Northern Pass, that is not funded by New Hampshire ratepayers. Bradley then introduced a fresh amendment prohibiting public utilities from seeking the power of eminent domain to build electric transmission
facilities unless the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) finds the project necessary to ensure the reliability of the transmission system or either lowers electric rates or provides environmental benefits. Meanwhile, when pressed at a committee hearing, Donald Pfundstein, a lobbyist representing Northern Pass, for the first time indicated that while the company did not intend to petition the PUC to use eminent domain, if it did, the state would have to determine if the project conferred a compelling public benefit. The revelation, together with Bradley’s amendments, aroused suspicions that Northern Pass was seeking to circumvent the constitutional protection of private property Yesterday Bradley introduced another amendment, adding Article 12-a to the statute governing eminent domain along with the statement “Therefore, no private development entity may petition the public utilities commission for the use of eminent domain.” Together with Pfundstein’s remark, some suggest that the amendment would allow Northern Pass to petition the PUC for designation as a “public utility,” which in turn would entitle the company to seek power of eminent domain from the same agency. However, Bradley yesterday insisted that “Northern Pass is not a public utility.” Bradley said that the Senate agrees that “private developers” cannot use eminent domain and also that “New Hampshire needs a reliable energy structure.” He said that he sought “to make sure the language serves both these goals.” Asked how his position differs from that of Forrester and Bragdon, he replied “I don’t have an answer for that.”
SKIER from page one accident on Dec. 31, 2009. Wool said Burke’s organs and tissues were donated, as she had requested before the accident. “The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude for the international outpouring of support they have received from all the people Sarah touched,” the statement said. A four-time Winter X Games champion, Burke will be remembered as much for the hardware she collected as the legacy she left for women in superpipe skiing, a sister sport to the more popular snowboarding brand that has turned Shaun White, Hannah Teter and others into stars. Aware of the big role the Olympics played in pushing the Whites of the world from the fringes into the mainstream, Burke lobbied to add superpipe skiing to the Winter Games program, noting that no new infrastructure would be needed. Her arguments won over Olympic officials and the discipline will debut at the Sochi Games in 2014, where Burke likely would have been a favorite for the gold medal. “Sarah, in many ways, defines the sport,” Peter Judge, the CEO of Canada’s freestyle team, said before her death. “She’s been involved since the very, very early days as one of the first people to bring skis into the pipe. She’s also been very dedicated
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MARKET from page one The same was true Dan Nelson of Hobbitt Hill Farm in Wentworth, who quickly sold out all 80 pounds of his hydroponic tomatoes, as well as dozens of cucumbers that he brought to the market, “There’s a nice flow of people coming through here. I’m hoping I have a lot more ripe tomatoes ready the next time I’m here,’’ said Nelson. Dick Houle of Belmont said that he and his wife were enjoying their first visit to the farmer’s market and were impressed by the variety of food and produce being offered. “I guess everyone loves to eat local and they’re finding what they want here,’’ said Houle, who was carrying a large apple pie that he’d bought from one of the vendors. Organizer Joan O’Connor says that she can’t say enough good about the AutoServ dealership which is letting her use the 12,000-square-foot building through March as the site of the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market. She started the Concord Winter Farmers’ Market two years ago but found out in July that she would
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LACONIA — City police reprimanded seven officers and fired one non-sworn civilian employee during 2011, command staff reported to the Police Commission yesterday. Six of the seven reprimands came following an internal affairs investigation and one led to the termination of an unsworn civilian employee for insubordination. Other internal affairs investigations resulted in two suspensions, one written reprimand and two oral reprimands. One report of mishandling evidence was determined to be unfounded. Police also monitor their own police codes of conducts and reported 42 violations of them to commissioners. Eight of the violations were for courtesy reasons, 12 were for unsatisfactory performance and four were driving violations. The remaining internal code includes violations of the department’s reporting for duty requirements and reports filed internally. One person was reprimanded for conduct unbecoming an officer. The year-end report is presented annual in January to Police Commissioners and also includes internal statistics police keep on uses of force and violations of their own code of conduct. Statistics show the department, which consists of 38 sworn police officers, reported 98 incidents of “use of force” but none of the reports of use of force generated internal affairs investigations. Use of force is different things to different police departments, but a Laconia officer is required to file a report every time he or she uses any kind of force,
including placing their hands on someone. Of the 98 uses of force reported in 2011, 38 involved uses of “open hands” while two involved use of a closed fist. Police showed their weapons 33 times but were never called upon to fire them. Officers also showed a Taser (electric stun gun) seven times and deployed them twice. City police also used pepper spray 11 times. Police also swore in two full-time officers bringing their total complement up to the recommended staffing levels of 38 full-time sworn police officers. In other business, Jason Tivey and Eric Adams (no relation to Chief Christopher Adams) were sworn in as full-time officers yesterday. Tivey will graduate from the N.H. Police Training and Standards this summer while Adams is a former police officer from Tilton who served for five years on the N.H. Drug Task Force. Eric Adams is the son of Northfield Police Chief Steve Adams. Police also reported to commissioners the department made 19 drug busts in 2011 — including one working in conjunction with the Gilford Police Department. During those arrests the seized 21 grams of cocaine, 52 grams of heroin, 115 oxycodone pills and small amounts of other drugs. In the course of the 19 arrests, police seized $2,700 in cash, two guns including one short-barrel shotgun and one Taser. There are 20 pending warrants for sales of controlled drugs, two for possession with intent to distribute drugs, and two for possession of narcotics. Police also busted three methamphetamine labs in Laconia and assisted in one meth bust in Belmont.
GOP from page 2 Under pressure from his rivals to release his income tax returns before the weekend — a demand first made by Perry in a debate on Monday — he told reporters it wouldn’t happen. “You’ll hear more about that. April,” he said. Gingrich grappled with problems of a different, possibly even more crippling sort in a state where more than half the Republican electorate is evangelical. In an interview scheduled to air on ABC News, Marianne Gingrich said her ex-husband had wanted an “open marriage” so he could have both a wife and a mistress. She said Gingrich conducted an affair with Callista Bistek — his current wife — “in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington” while she was elsewhere. “He was asking to have an open marriage and I refused. That is not a marriage,” she said in excerpts released by the network in advance of the program. Gingrich declined to respond to his ex-wife’s com-
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LACONIA — Kenneth “Spider” S. Osgood, Sr., 82, of 3 Stark Street, Lakeport, died at the Concord Hospital on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Mr. Osgood was born June 29, 1929 in Laconia, the son of Harold and Doris May (Sprague) Osgood and had been a lifelong resident of Laconia. In his youth, Mr. Osgood was a Golden Glove boxer. He was an amazing short order cook who got his nickname of “Spider” from his ability to multi-task while working at the Shore Diner and Paul’s Diner. He was an antique clock repairman for several years and was owner of Osgood’s Clock Repair. He also had been employed at Scott & Williams for ten years. Survivors include his wife of thirteen years, Brenda (Vaden) Osgood, of Lakeport; a son, Kenneth S. Osgood, Jr., and his wife, Sharon, of Laconia; a
Frederick H. Merrill, Jr., 67 NEW BOSTON, N.H. — Frederick H. Merrill, Jr., 67, of New Boston died at his home, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 with his loving family at his side, following a lengthy illness. Fred was born in Newton, MA, May 31, 1944, son of the late Frederick H. and Miriam (Kirkham) Merrill. He spent his youth in Wellesley, MA and was a graduate of Wellesley High School, Class of 1962 and later Wentworth Institute of Technology. Fred was the Executive Vice President and Regional Manager (Medford, MA) for 35 years with Component Assembly Systems. He was an avid follower of NASCAR, enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, boating, traveling and was a big Boston sports fan. His family includes his wife: Lynn (MacDonald) Merrill of New Boston; daughters, Patricia Merrill and her wife June of Windham, Lisa Magoon and her husband, Bob of Laconia; sons, James Merrill and his wife Kerry of Derry, Robert Merrill and his
wife Erin of Atkinson; six grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; sisters in law, Jane Maguire of Meredith and Dale Gilbert of Littleton; nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Sunday, January 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, FranklinTilton Road in Tilton, New Hampshire. According to Fred’s wishes there will be a graveside service in the spring at the Oakland Cemetery in Meredith with time and date to be later announced. In lieu of flowers, Fred’s family requests donations be made in his memory to either the, National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, # 2, Norwood, MA 02062 or Joslin Diabetes Center and Clinic, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. Envelopes will be available during calling hours. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
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Barry E. Nelson, 66
CONCORD — Barry E. Nelson, 66, of Concord, died unexpectedly on January 13, 2012 at Concord Hospital. He was born on August 4, 1945 in Waltham, MA, the son of the late Arthur and Winifred (Stacey) Nelson. He had lived in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region for many years until moving to Concord in 1993. He graduated from TiltonNorthfield High School in 1964. Barry was a full-time drummer for almost 50 years. He formed his first band, The Ampegs, in high school and then went on to play with popular New Hampshire bands: 101 Gold Street, The Terry Langford Quartet, Shep Spinney, Shady Road, and Tin Pan Alley. He was the Annie & The Orphans’ drummer for 19 years until retiring from the band in September, 2010. He was also a private drum instructor for 31 years. He originally taught at French’s Music in Concord and DeRose Music in Laconia. He had been teaching at Strings And Things Music in Concord for the past 16 years until retiring from teaching in December, 2011. Barry will be remembered for his youthful, upbeat demeanor and his natural ability to love unconditionally, as well as for his humor, gentleness, and sincerity. He is survived by his spouse, Benjamin L. Nelson of Concord; his brothers Robert Nelson of Ashburn, VA, Steven Nelson of West Boylston, MA, and Richard Nelson of West Boylston MA; several nieces and nephews; and the Annie & The Orphans family. The public is welcome to attend a celebration of Barry’s life at Strings And Things Music Store, 113 South Main St., Concord NH on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 1-4 pm.
Patricia Lessard Perry
IOLA, Wisconsin — On Christmas Day the Lord came and took Patricia Perry of E1806 Iola, Wisconsin. She passed away peacefully at home after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia, also knows as Trish, was the ninth child of Geremie and Mary (Filion) Lessard. She was born December 3, 1936 in Laconia, N.H. On July 3, 1954 she married Norman Perry of Laconia and in 1956 they moved to Appleton, Wisconsin to make their home. They were the proud parents of three children, Linda, Peggy and Joey Perry, all of Appleton, Wisconsin. Tish was a very talented person, she helped her husband build and decorate five houses; she was an excellent seamstress; she loved making cloth dolls and bears; she hand-painted their faces and gave them to relatives and friends; she also made beautiful quilts. She loved to knit and crochet and she was a very avid reader and gardener. And she loved playing cards and coming to Laconia be be with her sisters. While she was in Laconia, she loved to go yard saleing.
In 1995, Norman and Trish retired to a beautiful home on the lake in Iola, Wisconsin, where they enjoyed fishing and boating. They also played golf daily with their friends and played cards. Trish is survived by her husband Norman, the love of her life for 58 years and by her daughters, Linda and Peggy and her husband Steve School; her son, Joey and his wife Lynn; four grandsons and one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Rita Fortin and Claire Smith of Gilford, NH; one brother-in-law, Jim Smith of Gilford, NH; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Lessard of Naples, Florida, Barbara Lessard of Clearwater, Florida and Lucille Lessard of E. Longmeadow, Mass.; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; five brothers, Ray and Rudy of Springfield, Mass., Joe of Appleton, Wisconsin, Roger of Clearwater, Florida, and Gene of Laconia, NH; three sisters, Alice Meltzer of Springfield, Mass., Dorothy Anders of Gilford, NH and Madeleine Gilbert of Appleton, Wisconsin. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Laconia Savings Bank opens Rochester branch
ROCHESTER — Laconia Savings Bank has opened a new office at 301 North Main Street in this city. On January 17, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and city officials helped celebrate the new office opening by joining bank officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Laconia Savings Bank, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management services to families and businesses throughout New Hamp-
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS An evening of two one-act plays at Laconia High School. 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Students will perform the drama “The Pattern is Broken” and the comedy “What Dreams May Come”. $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Open climbing wall time at the Meredith Community Center. 7:30 to 7 p.m. $10 family rate or $3/child and $5/ adult. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Jumpin’ Janaury Tot Time at the Giford Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Learning about tracks different animals make for children to 3 years old. Story art project and a snack. Open Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Songs, stories and a take-home craft in the story time room. No sign-up required.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 An evening of two one-act plays at Laconia High School. 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Students will perform the drama “The Pattern is Broken” and the comedy “What Dreams May Come”. $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Mixed media sale at the United Baptist Church of Laconia (35 Park Street in Lakeport). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books, music, videos, etc. to benefit retired ministers and missionaries. There will be a few tables available for rent as well. Please call 528-0247 if you are interested. Reception for quilt maker June Pease at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. 1 to 3 p.m. An exhibit of her work will be on display at the library through February. Open house at Sant Bani School in Sanbornton. 10 a.m. presentation followed by tours. K-12 day school. For more information call 934-4240 or visit santbani.org. Meat raffle fundraiser hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1 Laconia. 4 p.m. at the Post 1 (848 North Main Street). Lakes Region Lyme Disease Support Group meeting. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. Questions may be addressed to Nancy at 1-888-5698 or info@Lyme411.org. Meat bingo hosted by American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. 3 p.m. Public welcome. No smoking. Karoake night at American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. 8 p.m. public invited. $5 donation requested. Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through March across Rte. 3 from Tilton AutoServ. 27 vendors. www.TiltonWinterFarmersMarket.com. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday night in the first-floor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.
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Tavern 27 at Mystic Meadows snowshoe league meeting on Wednesdays
LACONIA — With snowshoeing becoming one of the fastest growing winter sports in the northeast, the staff at Mystic Meadows in conjunction with Tavern 27 has planned a unique and fun filled weekly Snowshoe League and a Guided Snowshoe Walk. The events will take place on a well groomed trail at the par 3 golf course, Jade Trace. The trail is a pulseraising roller coast of ups, downs and hair-pin turns, but also offers a simple loop for the less experienced. The weekly Wednesday evening Snowshoe League will feature relay races, obstacle courses, snowshoe kick ball and volleyball. Points are awarded
for attendance and how players place in the evening’s event. At the end of the season, prizes will be awarded for players with the most accumulated points at an awards banquet held at the Tavern. Teams and League games will change each week and will consist of two or more players depending on the game. Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m. and teams will then be drawn or chosen and the games will follow. Cost of the league is $9 per person each week. All league fees will go to the end of the year banquet and awards. Upon paying league dues, league members will receive a $10 voucher for Tavern 27 which must
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University’s women’s ice hockey team welcomes Governor John Lynch and First Lady Susan Lynch to their Saturday, January 21 game against St. Anselm College, with free admission and a special invitation for local schools, hockey clubs and community members to attend. The 2:30 p.m. face off will be preceded by Governor Lynch dropping the ceremonial first puck on the Hanaway
Rink ice at PSU’s Ice Arena. Lynch, an accomplished hockey player, is a fan of the new ice arena and Welcome Center and will be making his second appearance in the past seven weeks at the year-old, $16 million state-of-theart facility. Lynch was a longtime advocate for construction of the Ice Arena and Welcome Center during his tenure as chair of the University System Board of Trustees.
Free admission to PSU women’s hockey
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE Re: 298 Halls Hill Road, Alton, New Hampshire
Reference is made to a Mortgage Deed given by Hurd Brook Builders, LLC (“Mortgagor”) to John H. Cardinal, dated August 19, 2010 and recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds on August 20, 2010 at Book 2657, Page 0391 (“Mortgage”).
By virtue of the power of sale contained in the Mortgage, John H. Cardinal (“Mortgagee”), of 1186 Ten Rod Road, Farmington, New Hampshire 03835, being the present holder of the Mortgage, pursuant to and in execution of the power of sale and for breach of conditions of the Mortgage, and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, will sell at public auction on Monday, January 30, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., the premises described in said Mortgage which are known as 298 Halls Hill Road, Alton, Belknap County, New Hampshire (“Mortgaged Premises”). The Mortgaged Premises are more particularly described in the above-referenced Mortgage. Place of Sale and Street Address of Mortgaged Premises The sale will be held on the Mortgage Premises which have a current address of 298 Halls Hill Road, Alton, New Hampshire. Right to Petition Superior Court To the Mortgagor or any other person claiming a lien or encumbrance against the Mortgaged Premises: You are hereby notified that you have a right to petition the superior court for the county in which the mortgaged premises are located, with service on the mortgagee and upon such bond and the court may require, to enjoin the scheduled foreclosure sale. Terms of Sale The Mortgaged Premises will be sold “AS IS AND WHERE IS” and subject to all unpaid taxes and liens therefore, and all other liens, easements, rights and encumbrances of any and every nature whatsoever, which are or may be entitled to precedence over the Mortgage. The Mortgaged Premises will be offered for sale to the highest qualified bidder. In order to qualify to bid at the foreclosure sale, any interested person must register to bid and, at the time of sale, present to the Mortgagee, or its agent, cash or certified check, or other check acceptable to the Mortgagee, in the amount of $5,000.00 for the foreclosure sale. The checks of all unsuccessful bidders will be returned at the conclusion of the public auction. The check and the funds represented thereby of the successful bidder accepted by the Mortgagee will become a non-refundable deposit on the successful bidder’s purchase. The successful bidder will be required to execute a purchase and sale agreement which contains additional terms and conditions concerning the successful bidder’s purchase. The balance of the purchase price must be paid in full by the successful bidder or its designee in cash or certified check or other check acceptable to the Mortgagee within 45 days of the date of sale, time being of the essence. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Mortgaged Premises in accordance with the preceding sentence, the Mortgagee may, at its option, retain the deposit in full as reasonable liquidated damages resulting from the successful bidder’s failure to perform. Conveyance of the Mortgaged Premises will be by foreclosure deed. The foreclosure deed will be delivered to the successful bidder upon the Mortgagee’s receipt of the balance of the purchase price. The Mortgagee reserves the right to extend the time of the closing of the sale to a date not more than 60 days after the date of the sale. Exclusions of Warranties Except for warranties arising by operation of law, the conveyance of the Mortgaged Premises will be made by the Mortgagee and accepted by the successful bidder without any other expressed or implied representations or warranties whatsoever. Right to Amend The Mortgagee reserves the right to (i) cancel or continue the foreclosure sale to such later date as the Mortgagee may deem desirable; (ii) bid upon and purchase the Mortgaged Premises at foreclosure sale; (iii) reject any and all bids for the Mortgaged Premises at the foreclosure sale; (iv) amend or change the Terms of Sale set forth herein by announcement, written or oral, made before or during the foreclosure sale and such change or amendment will be binding on all bidders. Further Information For further information regarding the Mortgaged Premises to be sold, and for a copy of the aforementioned purchase and sale agreement, Contact Jennifer A. Hoover, Arthur W. Hoover, PC d/b/a Alton Law Offices, PO Box 817, Alton, New Hampshire. Dated: December 20, 201 I John H. Cardinal by his Attorneys Arthur W. Hoover, P.C., d/b/a Alton Law Offices Jennifer A. Hoover, Esquire PO Box 817, 31 Mooney Street Alton, NH 03809 (603) 875-2800
be used that evening. Dinner will be available for purchase before and after the league. Tavern 27’s selection includes homemade soups, salads, tapas, chef specials and a full bar. Snowshoeing is a low-impact aerobic activity that requires no special skills and allows participants to visit winter landscapes that were previously out of reach. In addition to the Snowshoe league, the Mystic Meadows is also offering a Guided Snowshoe Fitness Walk on Fridays from
10-11 a.m. Activities include light stretching and breathing then a snowshoe walk on the groomed trails. The cost of the Guided Fitness Walk is $9 and includes a $10 voucher for lunch at Tavern 27 which is valid for the day of the walk. For more information on the league or the weekly walk call 528-3058 or go to www.themysticmeadows.com. A limited amount of snowshoes are available to rent for the league and the fitness club. Call ahead to reserve.
LACONIA — Alice and all the wacky characters from Wonderland will soon reach the Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s stage and kids and teens ages 8-18 are invited to join the fun. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 31 and Thursday, February 2 at 4:30 p.m. for a stage version of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, Alice in Wonderland. This adaptation includes beloved characters from the story including The Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, The Mad Hatter and many, many more. The play will be directed by the Playhouse’s Education Director, Kate Wisnioski who recently directed the teen ensemble’s sold out production of Little Shop of Horrors. Auditions will take place at the Education Building at the Playhouse’s Meredith Campus at 50 Reservoir Road. Children wishing to audition need only attend one audition date. They will be asked to read from the
script and also prepare a short poem to recite and perform dramatically. More information about the audition process can be found at http://www. winniplayhouse.org/auditions.html. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Meredith and performances will take place at the theatre in Weirs Beach on April 6-8 and 13-15. For more information email info@ winniplayhouse.org or call 366-7377.
Youth and teen performers invited to Winni Playhouse’s Wonderland auditions
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SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Knit Wits gathering at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome. Get (Library) Carded at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open house for children 6-years-0ld or in the first grade. Tour, a craft and a little treat.
TOWN OF ASHLAND REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Project Description: The Town of Ashland, NH is requesting proposals from qualified structural engineering firms to examine and report on the condition of the Ashland Fire Station roof located at 9 Main Street, Ashland , NH. General Information: The Fire Station has individual roof sections over the Office, the Hose Tower, the Radio Room and the Garage which houses the equipment. All the roof sections consist of a metal deck with a light weight fill and a smooth built up roof which was installed around 1976. In 1987 the Office roof received a layer of .5 inch thick fiberboard and the Garage received a layer of 3 inch thick expanded polystyrene (EPS) over the existing roofing. A ballasted Carlisle roof system was then installed. Currently the office roof insulation is 100% saturated with water and there are active roof leaks during the winter months which would lead to the conclusion that the EPS is wet in some if not most of the roof system. The Garage section appears to have sagged in the center causing additional ponding of water. Scope of Work: The Town is looking for the cost of a written report on 1) the existing condition of the roof, 2) options in saving the current roof, 3) estimated cost of all proposed repair options and 4) clear solutions to the problem which may entail a new roof. Site Inspection: The Fire Station may be inspected by appointment Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm by contacting the Town Administrator, Paul Branscombe at (603) 968-4432. Proposal Deadline: The Ashland Town Administrator will accept written proposals at the Town Office until 4 pm on Friday February 3rd, located at 20 Highland Street, Ashland. Mailing address: PO Box 517, Ashland, NH 03217. Proposal Award: The proposals received will be reviewed and discussed at the regular meeting of the Ashland Board of Selectmen to be held on Monday February 6, 2012 in the Elementary School Library, 16 Education Drive at 7 pm. The Ashland Board of Selectmen reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for any reason.
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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our early 50s. We have been married for one year and have not been intimate for six months. Until he transferred to a second-shift job, our bedroom was exciting. Now I’m not allowed to touch him. Anything more than a hug and he pushes me away. I miss how we once were. He says he hasn’t been feeling well but refuses to see a doctor or a counselor. If he’s not willing to discuss this further, it’s hard to know what to do or think. I love him dearly, and he tells me he loves me, too, but with all these mixed signals, I’m not so sure. Any ideas? -- Boston Beauty Dear Boston: It’s possible the job switch is exhausting him, or there could be something at work that is making him unwell. Or he could have met someone else on his new shift. There are other possibilities, but if he refuses to see a doctor or a counselor, it means he prefers to leave things as they are, and this is unacceptable. Please see a counselor on your own and figure out your next step. Dear Annie: We became close to one set of neighbors over the years. Their 17-year-old daughter often baby-sat our two children, ages 9 and 11. Six months ago, we attended a social event together while their daughter stayed with our kids and one of their friends, who was sleeping over. At some point, the sitter walked the kids to her parents’ house, took their car (she had just gotten her driver’s license) and drove them to a local ice cream store where her friends were working. She told the kids not to tell their parents. Three days later, our 9-year-old accidentally spilled the beans. I called the sitter and fired her, and then I told her mother what had happened. Her only response was, “Well, it wasn’t illegal.” We haven’t spoken since. Two weeks ago, I texted the sitter and told her to call me
so we could fix this mess already. I hoped she would apologize to my wife, even though she has not admitted she did anything wrong. Instead, her mother texted me back and told me to leave her daughter alone. She then reminded me that I never paid the girl for sitting that night. I am still in absolute shock. Any advice? -- Upstate N.Y. Dad Dear Dad: This girl showed terrible judgment, but that is not unusual for a 17-year-old. She should have apologized immediately for putting your children at risk and doing something without your permission. You should have forgiven her, with the understanding that it would not happen again. It would have been better if her mother had not become involved, although we suspect the sitter was in tears after being fired and Mom thought she was protecting her. To resolve this, please walk over to the neighbors’ house and pay the girl the money you owe her in person. Then, gently and kindly, explain that her behavior that evening alarmed you and made you question how responsible she is. Give her the opportunity to apologize. We hope she will. Dear Annie: Like “Road Worrier,” I was unable to get my mother, who was legally blind with macular degeneration, to give up driving. She always said a prayer before getting behind the wheel. Living in different states made it difficult, so I spoke with an attorney, who told Mom that either she gets rid of the car or I would ask for legal guardianship and make ALL her future choices. She was furious but knew I meant business. The car was gone within a week. Her anger didn’t last long, but I was willing to risk a permanent estrangement. It would have been worth saving the life of someone’s child whom she eventually would have killed. -- Did What Needed To Be Done
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BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot, red, mini poodles. Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy and home raised. 253-6373.
1994 GMC Pickup extra cab, long bed, 100751 miles. Runs good. Inspected. Asking $2,000. Call 491-6305
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606
1999 Mazda Protege: Good condition, runs great, 136k miles, asking $2,000/obo. 603-393-0939. Leave message.
DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450 (603)539-1603.
2002 F-250 4x4: Excellent condition, 84k miles, asking $8,600 with aluminum toolbox. 603-393-2733. Leave message.
Announcement LOOKING to start Alzheimer patient group to meet, to eat, to talk and to have some fun. Need a place to meet. Call Jordan at 603-968 4088.
WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.
1994 Firebird: Good condition, 120k miles, asking $2,000/obo. Runs good. 603-393-0939. Leave message.
2003 Dodge Conversion Van 78,000 miles, long wheel base, full size, 7 passenger. Garaged. $11,900. 279-0055.
Mixed Media Sale Saturday, January 21, 10-2 at United Baptist Church 35 Park St., Laconia Books, music, movies, etc. Tables available. Call 528-0247
2003 Dodge SLT Pickup: Clean Florida truck, no rust, 5-speed, nice interior, 121k highway miles. $3,995 firm. Call Phil, 393-7786. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
BOATS DOCKS for Rent: 2012 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222. OUTBOARD MOTOR DISPLAY, Belknap Mall opposite CVS. Think spring!
Business Opportunities LACONIA Curves Franchise for Sale: Currently operating. Terrific location includes updated equipment. Be your own boss & help women get fit. For more info., contact Brenda at 528-0808.
For Rent 2 & 3-bedroom townhouses: $825-$875. W/D hookups, private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C in convenient Laconia location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. 2 Br 2 Bath home, attached ga rage, full basement. Gilford. $1400/mo. References required. Security deposit and first months rent. Call Dave 603-293-9320. ALTON Housemate- Private suite w/use of common rooms in quiet country setting. No drinking/No smoking. $450/Month includes utilities. 875-6875 APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor. Coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. BELMONT: 2BR, heat included, $700 per month plus security deposit. No dogs. 630-2614. EAST Tilton- Large 1 bedroom, includes washer/dryer, dishwasher, heat, electricity. No smoking/dogs. $750/Month. 998-6143. Gilford- One bedroom, second floor includes heat, hot water and electricity. $740/Month. One months rent and one month security deposit required. 603-731-0340. Gilford- 1 bedroom, includes all utilities, washer/dryer. TV, Internet. Great view! No smokers/pets. $850/Month. 293-8976 GILFORD- 3 bedroom 2 bath house. 2-car garage, tons of room, nice view. Walk to lake. Rent to own. $1,400/Month + utilities. Bill 293-0685 GILFORD: 1 or 2-bedroom apartments from $175/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098. GILMANTON Iron Works Village. One bedroom apartment, second floor. No pets/smoking, includes basic cable & utilities. References & security deposit required. $700/Month. 603-364-3434
LACONIA 3 bedroom house, $900/Mo., plus utilities. 3 bedroom apt., $270/wk, utilities included. 3 bedroom apt., $290/wk., utilities included. Security Dep. & References Required, No Dogs.
For Rent AT Weirs Beach. Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/HW incl Laundry hook-ups. $890/month. $500 security. 296-5314.
LACONIA Why rent a room when you can have your own studio apt. for as low as $130 per week with utilities included. References & Security deposit required. No Dogs.
KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS Monday, January 23 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm Log on to: www.auctionzip.com ID#5134, for 300 photos Ted Williams autograph, country primitives, glass & china, books, artwork, ephemera, ad tins & boxes, stoneware,old Valentines, tall case clock,other clocks, kerosene lamps, postcards, 20 dags, lots of sterling, pocket watches, rare Winni Gardens Sawyer, Toby collection, jackknives,Hubley golfer doorstop,NY Giants autographs, old violin, and much more!
Auction Held At 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. (1 mile off I-93N) 603-286-2028 • firstname.lastname@example.org Lic # 2975, buyers premium, cash, checks, credit cards. We DO NOT accept phone bids, but we DO TAKE absentee bids.
LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353
For Rent LACONIA LAKE OPECHEE 2nd floor, private entry, 4-room, 1-bedroom apartment. Includes electric, heat, on-site laundry, plowed parking, use of waterfront & Wi-Fi access. No Smokers, $775/Month + security deposit.
524-1917 LACONIA, 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Quiet, clean, sunny, Parking, hookups, early move-in bonus. $160/Weekly.With heat.998-7337. LACONIA- 1 bedroom $160 per Week, includes heat & hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 Laconia- 1+ bedroom duplex apartment, off street parking, walking distance to stores, no pets/smokers. Security deposit and references required. $800/Month, includes heat/hot water. For additional information, call 524-2575 between 5 and 8pm. Laconia- 2+ Bedrooms, , washer/dryer hook-up. $225/Week includes heat and hot water. References/deposit required. No pets/No smoking. 528-6205 Laconia- 2+ Bedrooms, , washer/dryer hook-up. $225/Week includes heat and hot water. References/deposit required. No pets/No smoking. 528-6205 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house. $1,000/Month + utilities. Pets considered, references & deposit. 524-9665 Laconia- Clean, spacious 2 bedroom. Includes heat/hot water, washer/dryer hookups, no pets/smoking. $875/Month. 528-1829 Laconia- Great downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884 Laconia- Large 1-bedroom apartment. Washer/Dryer in apartment, close to downtown, small pet OK. $180/Week + 4-weeks security. 455-5736 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 Laconia- Spacious 2 bedroom, hookups, garage, porch, no pets. $750/Month + utilities 603-455-0874 Laconia- Studio Apartment, heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. $160/Week. 387-6333 LACONIA-DUPLEX 2 bedroom 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $900/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-8886 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Prime 2-bedroom apt. on Gale Avenue. Walk to town and beaches. Very large rooms. Beautiful hardwood floors, loads of closets. Private porch and garage. $1,000/month, includes heat and hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 2-bedroom, 2-bath. Includes 3-season porch. Close to school, park & beach. Includes heat/hot water & washer/dryer. $300/week +security. 528-3840.
LACONIA 1 Br, heat & electricity included. $750/mo. 603-781-6294.
LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428
LACONIA Almost New Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury 2-Bedroom Condominium. Air, large deck. $1,200. No smoking. One-year lease. 603-293-9111
LACONIA: Large 3-bedroom apartment. First floor, parking. $850/mo + utilities, security deposit required. 603-781-6294.
LACONIA house, 3BR 2 bath. $1,100 a month. First months rent and security deposit.
LACONIA: Large, Sunny, 1st floor, updated, 8-room apartment. Heat/Hot Water included, 4-bedrooms. $1,200/Month
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LACONIA: Messer St., 3 Room, 1 bedroom with sunporch, 2nd floor. $165/Week. Includes heat/ electric. $500 security. 524-7793
SOLID Maple Dining Table: (3' by 5') with 6 chairs. Excellent condition. $200. Call 528-2484.
LACONIA: Small 1 Bedroom, $135/week, includes heat & hot water. References and deposit required. 528-0024.
UTILITY trailer with ball. 4x6, $350, Echo chainsaw $75. 998-7337.
LACONIA: Sunny, small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200 per week. includes heat/hot water. 455-5569. MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. 16X22 ft. deck, Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking, dumpster & utilities included, $850/month. 455-5660 MEREDITH spacious very private Merdith Neck 2 Br Apt., lots of storage space, on site parking, heat and hot water included. Non smoking. Inside cats only. $950/mo. Call Mike at 455-6336 Meredith- 2 bedroom 1st floor, nice apartment. Walk to docks/village. Washer/dryer hookups, Non-smoking, unitlites not included. $750. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123 MEREDITH- 2 bedroom duplex apartment, off street parking. Parade Rd., no smoking/Pets. References and security deposit required. $750/Month, heat included. 524-2575 MEREDITH: 1-bedroom apartment. Oil forced hot water, 1.5-bath, washer/dryer hook-up, nice yard. No smoking/pets. $750/Month 279-8247, Jim. MEREDITH: Small 1 -bedroom house, Jenness Hill Road. $625/Month +utilities. 1-Month security deposit. Available now. 279-5674. NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom trailer with additions and storage shed in small park with on-site laundromat, $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. www.whitemtrentals.com.
Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park 72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. Warehouse / Manufacturing. $5,800 • 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space $2,800 • 3,340 Sq. Ft. Warehouse / Manufacturing - $1,800
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(603)476-8933 LACONIA Prime Location, 1200 sq. ft., with heated garage showroom/ office, $650/ month plus utilities, additional space available. 455-6662. LACONIA Prime Union Ave Loca tion. 2 room office suite, ground floor. All utilities. included, except phone. Rent Negotiable. 603-524-0753 OFFICE/RETAIL Space for Rent: 450 Sq.Ft. Great front building exposure! $700 per month. Everything included. Busy Route 3, 539 Laconia Road, Tilton. Call 630-2332.
RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE Elm Street, Lakeport $300/month, heat included $625/month, plus utilities $650/month, plus utilities Main Street, Downtown, $750/mth, heat included.
For Sale AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. 235-1773 CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. 833-8278
TILTON- Downtown room for rent in large 3-bedroom 2-bath apartment. $130/Week, includes all utilities. 603-286-4391 TILTONTWO CLEAN, UPDATED one bedrooms. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $640-$660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. TILTON-LARGE 2 bedroom, all utilities included. $850/Month or $212.50/Week. We accept section 8. 617-501-9611 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month.
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Real Estate FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.
FIREWOOD: Green. Cut, split and delivered (within 15 miles). $190/cord. (603)455-8419. GE Electric Range, Self Cleaning Oven, Excellent Condition. $150 Ask for Gary. 556-4832
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Salon Dryer & hydrolic chair, (2) sink w/wall cabinet, station unit, desk, etc. Closing shop. Best Offer! 524-3613 SKI-DOO-FLEX Ski!s w/carbides. New, $300/Firm. Teck vest safety
Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.
LACONIA- Roommate wantedSober home, steady income references needed. Off-Street parking, two rooms. $300-$400. 581-4364
MATTRESS & FURNITURE CLOSEOUTS AND OVERSTOCKS! 20% OFF ENTIRE STORE! RECLINERS $299, FUTONS, $299 BUNKBEDS, $399 SOFAS, $599 RUSTIC FURNITURE AND ARTWORK TOO! COZY CABIN RUSTICS AND MATTRESS OUTLET 517 WHITTIER HWY. (RTE 25) MOULTONBORO CALL JAY 603-662-9066 WWW.VISCODIRECT.COM
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Save oil & money, make hot water with a Fireplate "water heating baffle for wood stove". Restrictions apply, Email: email@example.com or Call: 207-935-2502 for complete details.
Land BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE: Belmont, 3 acres, 100% dry, driveway roughed in to cleared house site, $54,900. Gilford, 1 1/4 acres, near Laconia line, 100% dry, level land, $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.
POSITIONS available in Housekeeping, Breakfast and Laundry: We are looking for hard working people willing to clean and to do various tasks! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites, Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, N.H. No calls please.
Lost LADIES prescription progressive eyeglasses, thin brownish frames, sunglass attachment in hard brown case. Reward. 253-4334.
FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.
PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
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Be Part of the MADEIRA USA Customer Service Team Be Part of the Madeira USA Customer Service Team. As a Part-Time Customer Service Representative you will answer incoming customer service calls. This is a high-volume telephone contact environment that requires organizational skills and attention to detail. Candidates must possess strong telephone skills and be PC literate. Must have the availability to work a flexible part-time schedule Monday–Friday between the hours of 8am and 8pm. High school diploma or GED required.
Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (603) 524-1839 BEYOND the Fringe seeking 1 stylist w/ clientele 25-35 hrs/wk. Call 528-4433.
Dependable Male or Female LNA in private home. 20-40 hours per week. Some overnights & weekends. Send Resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX L 1127 Union Avenue, #1
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TILTON 3 Br house for rent with garage and fenced in yard, washer & dryer, gas heat. $950/mo plus utilities. 603-286-4845.
Graphic Prepress Position And Customer Services/Sales Positions Small printing/book binding company in Moultonborough has immediate opening for Graphic Prepress Position with a strong InDesign and Word background experience a must. We also have Customer service/Sales representative positions available. Applicants should have general office experience, including strong computer, phone and customer service skills. Telemarketing experience is a plus. Benefit package includes matching 401k, health, life and disability.
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CALL TODAY! “PELLET STOVE” CLEANING AND SERVICE........ CALL DEAN AT 630-6180 Carpenter- 10 + years experience. Finish work, sheet rock & painting. No job too small. Scheduling now. 998-0269 CLEANING & ORGANIZING (Lakes Region): Home, office, garage, storage units, etc. Will remove unwanted items. Flat rate. Free estimate. Contact Anne @(757)506-6919. CLEANING Service from Jennifer Harwood. Over 17 years of experience. Great references, free estimates. 603.524.9407.
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Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce holds 92nd Annual Meeting MEREDITH — A capacity crowd was in attendance for the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, held on Thursday at the Church Landing Ballroom. At the meeting, Mark Edelstein, president emeritus of Lakes Region Community College completed his term as chair of the chamber’s board of directors and welcomed Travis P. Cole Of ReMax/Bayside as the new chair. Outgoing board members Allan Beetle of Patrick’s Pub & eatery, Steve Weeks, Jr. of Coldwell Banker Commercial Weeks Associates and Craig Shufelt of Proforma Piper Printing were recognized for their service to the chamber. Returning to serve of the board of directors were Sandy Marshall of LRGHealthcare, Lindsay CotaRobles of Laconia Savings Bank, Penny Raby of Malone, Dirubbo & Company, Dan Dineen of Lakes Region Coca-Cola, Bill Quigley of Gunstock Mountain Resort, Christine Harris of Meredith Village Savings Bank, Prescott Towle of AW Frost Agency in Franklin, Eric Proulx of Tanger Outlet Center, Elaine Blinn of Belknap Point Motel, Barry Leonard of Laconia Savings Bank, Waren Bailey of Comcast Spotlight, Denise Sharlow of Franklin Savings Bank, Joel Arsenault of Edward Jones, Gery Adams of Central NH Employment Serices and Deb Irwin of Meredith Village Savings Bank. New board members were installed, including Beth San Soucie of Big Cat Coffees, Allen Voivod of Epiphanies, Inc., Jay Bolduc of T-Bones & Cactus Jack’s and Ginger Dubois of NH Employ-
The winners of the Golden Trowel and Golden Hammer awards were announced at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, held on Thursday at Church Landing in Meredith. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
ment Security. Recognizing outstanding renovations to their facilities in 2011, the following organizations were given Golden Trowel awards: Vista Foods, Genesis Laconia Rehabilitation Center, LRGHealthcare and the City of Laconia and Belknap Landscape Company for work in Stewart Park. The Golden Hammer award, recognizing new construction, was given to Hannaford Supermarkets,
M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607 MR. Junk. Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296
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FLOORING & ROOFING And everything in between! Roof Shoveling ~ Decks Hardwood Floors ~ Siding Additions & More! Free Estimates • 24 Hours JP Smith Contractors
SAVE 30% on Interior Painting. Insured, references. Troy Turcotte Painting 455-9179.
PIANO TUNING- Goodwin Piano, experienced tuner/pianist. Call 603-366-1904
HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 HERITAGE ENTERPRISES
Masonry Contractor. Chimney specialist, masonry repair, chimney cleaning, stainless steel liners. Stephen Peoples 1-(800)-330-9085, (603)253-4557/
Buy your tile from the box stores but have me install it for much less. Mark (603)452-8181 or for pictures visit myspace.com/aptile.
Yard Sale MIXED media sale on Saturday, January 21 at UBC, 35 Park St, Laconia, 10am-2pm. Books, music, movies, etc. Tables avail-
Monkey Trunks, Northway Bank in Meredith, the City of Franklin and Gunstock Mountain Resort. The Tool Belt award was given to the Lakes Region Builders Association in honor of the television production set its members constructed for the WLNH Children’s Auction. Lakes Region Community College received the Environmental Award for its installation of photovoltaic panels. Lynne McGrath of Meredith Vil-
lage Savings Bank was named “Ambassador of the Year.” Changing course from previous years, the chamber did not announce the recipients of the prestigious J. Bart Conners award. Instead, announced Executive Director Karmen Gifford, the recipient of that award, and of the Irwin and Hurst awards, will be announced at the Community Hero Awards event held on May 31.
Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship applications available LACONIA — The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary announces that 2012 scholarship applications are now available. Applications must be returned postmarked on or before May 1, 2012 to be eligible for consideration. This scholarship is restricted to those entering a medical/health related field who are residents of Belknap County or reside within the Lakes Region General Hospital/ LRGHealthcare service area. The applicant must be earning a degree or certification in an accredited/licensed program in order to be awarded a scholarship. Applicants are awarded scholarships based on need, merit, citizenship and future goals. Applications may be obtained at the front desk in the Lakes Region General Hospital lobby, the Franklin Regional Hospital lobby or in the guidance office in the following area high schools: Belmont High, Franklin High, Gilford High, Inter-Lakes High, Laconia Christian School, Laco-
nia High School, Moultonborough Academy, Newfound Regional High, Prospect Mtn. High School, Sant Bani School, and Winnisquam Regional High,as well as at the Lakes Region Community College Financial Aid Office in Laconia. The LRGH Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that serves to enhance patient care through many projects and programs at LRGH, which it supports. In addition, the Auxiliary has been providing scholarship aid to those students who aspire to careers in health care. Since 2000 over $177,000 in scholarship aid has been awarded by the Auxiliary to students in the LRGHealthcare community. All of the scholarship funding is the direct result of the proceeds earned in the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop. Hundreds of volunteer hours annually are needed to raise the funding. For more information, call the LRGH Auxiliary at 524-3211, Extension 3663. Leave your name and number and we will return your call.
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Busiel Community Room and Gallery features ‘Through Cherrie’s Eyes’
LACONIA — The Busiel Mill in downtown Laconia is featuring an exhibit of photographs taken by Cherrie Durgin of Sanbornton. Titled “Through Cherrie’s Eyes”, the exhibit includes images of birds and blooms found mostly in her backyard. Durgin’s yard even was visited by a Cooper’s Hawk during one of sev-
eral snow storms last February and March. Durgin says at first she was excited to see him sitting on one of her feeder poles, but her bird feeding station was not only serving seeds to her songbirds but on occasion was offering a meal to their predators. She was very happy to see the hawk leave the vicinity.
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Tea Party’s monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. The subject for the evening, (which has generated considerable interest among members) is “Local School Problems—Let’s
Return to the Basics.” Leading up to the 2012 November election there will be a straw poll at every meeting, reflecting the current mood of the voters. In addition, attendees are encouraged to discuss any political issue that is of interest to them. All interested people are welcome to attend.
Local Tea Party plans discussion on schools
Another unusual occurrence in her backyard was the arrival of a pair of blue birds in late October -- a pair soon became six blue birds, and they all roosted in the same bird house. Durgin said it was comical to see them come out of the bird house in the morning. She said she doesn’t think they were expecting all the snow we had. The bluebirds left her area on November 2, certainly looking for warmer and better hunting grounds. Her exhibit is on display at the Community Room downstairs at the Busiel Mill. The Busiel Mill Community Room and Gallery is open to visitors from 9-5 p.m. on weekdays and other times by appointment. Artists interested in displaying their work in this gallery should contact Joe The Busiel Mill in downtown Laconia is featuring an exhibit of photographs taken by Cherrie Durgin of Sanbornton. (Courtesy photo) Adrignola at 527-9176.
Dems plan forum on education on Jan. 26 LACONIA — The Belknap County Democrats will host a public forum on the state of education in New Hampshire on Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m. at the second floor library of the Laconia High School. The purpose is to learn more about our state’s current and evolving educational policies, and their potential impact on our communities. Featured
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Come to our open house, and take a tour of 3 homes available in the newer community of Governor’s Crossing in Laconia. MLS#4115902: 120 Sterling Dr. $324,900. MLS# 2802831: 37 Sterling Dr. $249,900. 2802820: 19 Sterling Dr. $299,900. Directions: Rte 11-B, across from Pendleton Beach Rd. For more info., please visit:
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speakers include Laura Hainey, president of the American Federation of Teachers—N.H, and Robert Champlin, Laconia Superintendent of Schools. There will also be a question and answer period. This event is open to all. For more information, contact Ed Allard at 3662575.
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www.baysidenh.net NEARLY 2 ACRES. Beautiful, wooded land in a fantastic location. Dead-end street, easy access to Rt. 104 & 106. Close to all Meredith has to offer! $69,900 Becky Whitcher MOUNTAIN VIEW lot. Beach rights, possible mooring, minutes to Gunstock, Gilford Beach, town boat launch and outdoor ice skating rink. $53,900 Debbie Tarlentino
LOVELY COUNTRY SETTING. Level, wooded lot is in a great association with many quality homes. Well located near Rt. 16 skiing, snowmobile trails, shopping & hiking. $29,000 Chris Kelly FOR THE GROWING FAMILY! 4 bdrm, 4 bath home in an ideal neighborhood close to Rt. 106. Easy commute North & South. Large yard, updated kitchen, hard wood floors, gas FP, wonderful master suite. Finished walk-out lower level has a full bath & bdrm. $269,000 Jane Angliss
1ST TIME HOME BUYERS! Sparkling 3 bdrm home is completely renovated. Fabulous intown location with great lot & seasonal mountain views. Expansion room in the walk out basement. Stainless appliances, master suite, great storage, move right in! $124,500 Scott Knowles
BEAUTIFULLY UPGRADED condo unit has lots of natural sunlight. Just 2 units in this building. Quiet complex overlooks the Beach on Opechee. Central air & vac, stone FP, gas stove, finished lower level, sun room, master with deck. The perfect location for vacation or yr-round living. $174,900 Bob Gunter
EXTRAORDINARY CASH FLOW. Beautifully maintained 5-unit building has little expense. Well appointed units have their own heat & utilities. Possibility of owner occupied situation. Frontage on Waukewan with room for a boat, and a minute to downtown. $354,900 Scott Knowles
ROUTE 106 COMMERCIAL parcel abutting a gas/convenience store. Lighted intersection minutes to downtown Laconia, high traffic count, W/S at the edge of the property. $144,900 Sandi Grace
Free workshop on lowering energy prices February 1 in Sandwich SANDWICH — Several local energy committees and conservation organizations in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire will be providing residents with information and techniques to save money on home energy use through a free “Button Up NH” weatherization workshop at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, at the Benz Community Center, 18 Heard Road, in Center Sandwich. The Center Harbor Energy Committee, Sandwich Energy Committee, Tamworth Energy Committee, Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI), and Global Awareness Local Action (GALA) of Wolfeboro are all taking part in the workshop. Participants in the workshop, one of 20 being held around the state, will learn from a certified energy professional how to undertake basic air sealing, insulation, and conservation measures to reduce fuel and electricity use that will save money and make homes more comfortable throughout the year. Home heating prices are predicted to rise by another 10 percent this
coming heating season on top of previous spikes. “We’re looking at a substantial increase in what we have to spend to heat our homes this winter,” program coordinator Denise Blaha of UNH notes. “Fortunately, there are many ways to guard against fuel price increases, which the Button Up NH workshops will cover in detail.” Workshop topics will include: common sources of energy waste in homes, easy do-it-yourself steps to save energy, how-to air seal, when to bring in an energy efficiency professional, and where to find technical and financial resources to make more substantial improvements. In addition to the workshop, residents will be able to receive personalized assistance to energy related questions and get guidance through the process of implementing an energy reduction project, such as air sealing an attic or basement or implementing a solar hot water or electric system. For further information contact Carl McNall, Sandwich Energy Committee, 284-7400
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Center Harbor Office 32 Whittier Hwy Center Harbor, NH 03226 (603) 253-4345
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$16,765 -521 -250 -3,000
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2012 CRUZE LS
Auto, A/C, P/W, P/L, Bluetooth, C/D, XM Radio • #12045
Up to 92 MPG! City
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Extended Range Plug-In ... Stop In for A Test Drive! • #12065
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MSRP $42,085 Cantin Discount -1,492 Owner Loyalty Rebate -250 Cash or Trade Equity Down -3,000 Plus Volt Qualifies for A $7,500 Federal Tax Credit!
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$18,740 -480 -500 -3,000
2011 SILVERADO REG. CAB Auto, A/C, 4.3 V6, Locking Diff. • #10547
MSRP Cantin Discount Mfr. Rebate Trade-In Bonus Cash Owner Loyalty Rebate Cash or Trade Equity Down
2012 EQUINOX AWD LS
4-Cylinder, Auto, A/C, Alloys, C/D, P/W, P/L • #12126
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$26,010 -800 -250 -3,000
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$22,945 -727 -3,505 -1,000 -1,000 -3,000
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2011 SILVERADO EXT. CAB 4WD
LS Pkg., Auto, A/C, H/D Trailering, Locking Diff. • #11408S
623 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 603-524-0770 or 1-800-226-8467 Showroom Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8:00-7:00pm Thurs. 8:00-8:00pm • Sat. 8:00-5:00pm
MSRP Cantin Discount Mfr. Rebate Trade-In Bonus Cash Owner Loyalty Rebate Cash or Trade Equity Down
Disclaimer: Offers subject to change without notice. Photos for illustration purposes only. All payments subject to credit approval. Silverado and Sonic are 72 months @ 3.9APR with $3,000 cash or trade equity downpayment. Cruze is GM Financial lease for 39 months. Equinox is Ally lease for 39 months. Volt is Ally lease for 36 months. All leases are 12,000 miles per year with $3,000 cash or trade equity due at lease signing. Trade-in bonus cash: Must trade 1999 or newer vehicle. Owner loyalty: Must own 1999 or new GM vehicle (excluding Saab). Not responsible for typographical errors. Valid through 1/31/12.
$33,345 -2,332 -4,005 -1,000 -1,000 -3,000
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The Laconia Daily Sun, January 20, 2012