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Judge rules Franklin failed to make case its sex offender ordinance protects children CONCORD (AP) — A Franklin city ordinance barring sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of a school is unconstitutional, a judge has ruled. Merrimack Superior Court Judge Larry Smukler ruled last week that city officials failed to show that the restriction protects children. Registered sex offender William Thomas and the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation sued Franklin city officials who sought to enforce the 2007 ordinance after Thomas and a companion moved to Franklin from Massachusetts in 2010. Thomas was convicted 27 years ago of sexually assaulting a minor in Massachusetts and spent three years in prison. When he registered as a sex offender in Franklin, officials told him that he had 30 days to move out of his apartment because it was within 2,500 feet see FRanKLIn page 8

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Alleged meth cooker’s bail stays at $100K

XC ski lessons continue at Bolduc Park in Gilford

Police say Jeff Waterman’s name was on mailbox for downtown apartment but he was not tenant of record — a registered sex offender was By Gail OBer


Bob Bolduc gets a chuckle out out of Ilan Avrahami as the youngster expresses that “he is ready for the hills” during a cross country ski lesson at Bolduc Park on Saturday morning. The lessons are offered by the Gilford Parks & Recreation Department and will be available for another two Saturdays at 10 a.m. For more information call 527-4722. (Karen Bobotas/ for the Laconia Daily Sun)

LACONIA — After listening to testimony from one of the city police detectives involved in last week’s methamphetamine lab raid in downtown Laconia, a district court judge determined there was enough probable cause shown to justify the arrest. Judge Jim Carroll also ruled Jeff Waterman, 48, of 614 Main St. Apt. 4 would continue to be held on $100,000 cash-only bail pending his possible indictment and trial in the Belknap County Superior Court. He is facing one count of manufacturing methamphetamine. A probable cause hearing is not a trial. It does allow the defendant an opportunity to challenge the state’s evidence and, unlike a criminal trial, hearsay is allowed. If a judge determines there is enough evidence to continue with an indictment and or trial, it is not an indication of the defendant’s guilt. see MeTH page 11

Belmont did tell landlords that trash pickup would stop immediately By Gail OBer


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diately” because there were more than three rental units in the building. Selectmen learned Monday night that Jeanne Beaudin sent four or five similar letters to owners of multi-family apartment buildings after learning there were no dumpsters provided for the tenants, as is required of buildings with four or more units by Belmont’s town ordinances. At Monday’s meeting,Mark Condodemetraky spoke on behalf of his parents who own one of

the four properties in question. He told the Board that his primary objection to Beaudin’s Jan. 12 letter was that it was tantamount to a “cease and desist” order because his parents were given no time to react or respond. The Daily Sun reported on Tuesday that Beaudin had in fact not told the Condodemetrakys the town’s trash hauler would “immediately” stop serving his tensee BeLMOnT page 8

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Nostalgia front & center as Oscar nominations announced

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — American master Martin Scorsese journeyed to France, putting Hollywood’s newest technology to work for his dazzling 3-D re-creation of 1930s Paris in “Hugo.” French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius came to America, reviving oldtime Hollywood with his charming resurrection of early cinema in the silent film “The Artist.” The two films now head a 21st century Academy Awards show whose top nominees offer loving looks back to the infancy of moviemaking, when flicks really flickered and cutting-edge visual effects amounted to actors jumping out of the frame while the camera was stopped so they would seem to magically disappear. Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” led contenders Tuesday with 11 nominations, among them best-picture and the latest directing honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. see next page

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Marine to serve no jail time for killing of unarmed Iraqis CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The lone Marine to face sentencing for the killing of two dozen unarmed Iraqis in one of the Iraq War’s defining moments walked away with no jail time Tuesday after defending his squad’s storming of the homes of Haditha as a necessary act “to keep the rest of my Marines alive.” Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich’s sentence ends a six-year prosecution for the 2005 attack that failed to win any manslaughter convictions. Eight Marines were initially

charged; one was acquitted and six others had their cases dropped. Wuterich, who admitted ordering his squad to “shoot first, ask questions later” after a roadside bomb killed a fellow Marine, ended his manslaughter trial by pleading guilty on Monday to a single count of negligent dereliction of duty. The deal that dropped nine counts of manslaughter sparked outrage in the besieged Iraqi town and claims that the U.S. didn’t hold the military accountable.

“I was expecting that the American judiciary would sentence this person to life in prison and that he would appear and confess in front of the whole world that he committed this crime, so that America could show itself as democratic and fair,” said survivor Awis Fahmi Hussein, showing his scars from a bullet wound to the back. Military judge Lt. Col. David Jones initially recommended the maximum sentence of three months for Wuterich, saying: see MARINE page 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s tax returns tell the tale: Yes, he’s rich — really rich. His returns, spanning more than 500 pages and released under political pressure Tuesday, represent an extraordinary financial accounting of one of the wealthiest U.S. presidential candidates in generations, with his annual income topping $20 million. It remains unclear how the details of Romney’s fortune will play among American workers, who on average earn less in a

lifetime than Romney paid in taxes in 2010 alone. Meanwhile, the typical taxpayer pays a similar share of his income to Uncle Sam as he does, roughly 15 percent. Romney’s returns — which include a 2011 tax estimate — spilled out new details of his scattered holdings, tax strategies and charitable donations. Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. The documents quickly became fodder

for his opponents, with Democrats chiding the former Massachusetts governor for not disclosing more about his financial history. The White House also weighed in about tax fairness as President Barack Obama prepared for his State of the Union Address. Romney is hardly the only wealthy American seeking the presidency, though he’s on a level all his own. Republican rival Newt Gingrich, who had publicly pressed him to release his tax see ROMNEY page 8

Romney paid $3M in taxes on $20+ million in income in 2010

Jury finds small town Oklahoma hospital must return $550k to Garth Brooks

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State of the Union: Obama says nation must close gap between rich & poor WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between rich and poor, promising to tax the wealthy more and help jobless Americans get work and hang onto their homes. Seeking re-election and needing results, the president invited Republicans to join him but warned, “I intend to fight.” In an emphatic State of the Union address, Obama said ensuring a fair shot for all Americans is “the defining issue of our time.” He said the economy is finally recovering from a deep and painful recession and he will fight any effort to return to policies that brought it low. “We’ve come too far to turn back now,” he declared. Obama outlined a vastly different vision for fixing the country than the one pressed by the Republicans confronting him in Congress and fighting to take his job in the November election. He pleaded for an active government that ensures economic fairness for everyone, just as his opponents demand that the government back off and let the free market rule. Obama offered steps to help students afford college, a plan for more struggling homeowners to refinance their homes and tax cuts for manufacturers. He threw in politically appealing references to accountability, including warning universities they will lose federal aid if they don’t stop tuition from soaring. Standing in front of a divided Congress, with bleak hope this election year for much of his legislative agenda, Obama spoke with voters in mind. “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by,” Obama said.

“Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.” A rare wave of unity splashed over the House chamber at the start. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, survivor of an assassination attempt one year ago, received sustained applause from her peers and cheers of “Gabby, Gabby, Gabby.” She blew a kiss to the podium. Obama embraced her. Lawmakers leapt to their feet when Obama said near the start of his speech that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, killed by a raid authorized by the president, will no longer threaten America. At the core of Obama’s address was the improving but deeply wounded economy — the matter still driving Americans’ anxiety and the one likely to determine the next presidency. “The state of our union is getting stronger,” Obama said, calibrating his words as millions remain unemployed. Implicit in his declaration that the American dream is “within our reach” was the recognition that, after three years of an Obama presidency, the country is not there yet. He spoke of restoring basic goals: owning a home, earning enough to raise a family, putting a little money away for retirement. “We can do this,” Obama said. “I know we can.” He said Americans are convinced that “Washington is broken,” but he also said it wasn’t too late to cooperate on important matters. Republicans were not impressed. They applauded infrequently, though they did cheer when the president quoted “Republican Abraham Lincoln” as saying: “That government should do for people only what they

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire has made almost no progress in enacting policies that promote teacher quality in the last two years and continues to score poorly in a national report being released Wednesday. The National Council on Teacher Quality is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on teacher policies at the federal, state and local level. Its report, called the State Policy Teacher Yearbook, grades states on their policies to ensure the quality of teachers entering the classroom, to retain the best and to get rid of the worst. Many states saw a dramatic improvement in their grades this year compared to 2009, when the highest grade given was a C and Florida was the only state to receive it. New Hampshire’s overall grade of D-minus was unchanged, however. It received grades of D or D-minus in four categories — the same grades it got in 2009 — and in one category, improved from an F to a D. In that area — identifying effective teachers — New Hampshire met the council’s goal of having a system capable of collecting evidence of teacher effectiveness. But unlike other states, it has no policy for including student achievement as a measure of teacher effectiveness and instead gives local school

boards the power to set teach evaluation procedures. In response to that and other criticisms, the state responded that it has a task force working on many of the recommendations cited by the report. That task force is creating a framework for teacher evaluations that will include multiple measures of student achievement, the state said. New Hampshire ranked 26th compared to other states and met just three of the council’s 36 goals — one related to its system to collect teacher and student data, one related to training for high school science teachers and one related alternate methods by which people can become teachers. According to the report, some of the state’s other strengths include being on the right track in ensuring that elementary school teachers are prepared to begin teaching, giving school districts full authority for setting teachers’ salaries and prohibiting districts from enacting “last hired, first fired” layoff policies. But the state was criticized on multiple fronts, such as not providing mentoring to all new teachers, significantly underfunding the pension system and failing to assure that teachers who receive poor evaluations will be eligible for firing if they fail to improve.

N.H. gets a ‘D-’ for teacher quality policies

Correction: Laconia schools stand to save as much as $136K on electricity An article about the Laconia School District entering into a new three year contract with an electricity provider that was published in our January 18 edition contained an error as to the value of potenfrom preceding page Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” ran second with 10 nominations, including honors for the director and Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, the stars of the film that could become the first silent movie to win the best-picture prize since year one at the Oscars. Also nominated for best picture: Alexander Payne’s family drama “The Descendants”; Stephen Daldry’s Sept. 11 tale “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”; Tate Taylor’s Deep South drama “The Help”; Woody Allen’s romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris”; Bennett Miller’s sports tale “Moneyball”; Terrence

tial cost savings. Because of the agreement, Laconia schools stand to save as much as $136,000 over the last year of the current contract and the full three years of the new one.

Malick’s family chronicle “The Tree of Life”; and Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic “War Horse.” Arguably the world’s most passionate moviemaker for preserving old films and the heritage of cinema, Scorsese tried his hand at 3-D filmmaking for the first time on “Hugo” and crafted a look with such depth that the images are almost tactile. “Hugo” follows the adventures of a boy and girl caught up in a mystery surrounding French silent film pioneer George Melies (Ben Kingsley), who stretched the boundaries of cinema with fantastical short movies in the early 1900s.

cannot do better by themselves — and no more.” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, offering the formal GOP response, called Obama’s policies “pro-poverty” and his tactics divisive. “No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others,” Daniels said after the president’s address. In a signature swipe at the nation’s growing income gap, Obama called for a new minimum tax rate of at least 30 percent on anyone making over $1 million. Many millionaires — including one of his chief rivals, Republican Mitt Romney — pay a rate less than that because they get most of their income from investments, which are taxed at a lower rate. “Now you can call this class warfare all you want,” Obama said, responding to a frequent criticism from the GOP presidential field. “But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.” Obama calls this the “Buffett rule,” named for billionaire Warren Buffett, who has said it’s unfair that his secretary pays a higher tax rate than he does. Emphasizing the point, Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, attended the address in first lady Michelle Obama’s box. Obama underlined every proposal with the idea that hard work and responsibility still count. He was targeting independent voters who helped seal his election in 2008 and the frustrated masses in a nation pessimistic about its course.

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Newt’s surge brings joy White House Newt Gingrich’s surge to success in South Carolina has surely brought joy to the Obama White House. For his 12-point victory ensures the fight for the GOP nomination will not end soon and will get nastier. Indeed, it already has. Whether Newt or Mitt Romney emerges victorious, the candidate who comes out of the Republican convention will be bruised and bloodied. Consider, first, Newt. According to a Fox News poll, 56-percent of the American people have an unfavorable opinion of the former speaker. Only 27-percent hold a favorable opinion. By two to one, the nation has a negative view of Newt. And as Newt has been a national figure for two decades, to reverse the impression he has left on the country would require an immense volume of positive media, free and bought. And Newt is getting neither. Now, in Florida, Romney has decided to tear the scab off, and 24 hours after his South Carolina defeat, he is busy at it. Newt, said Mitt, “was a leader for four years as speaker of the House. ... And at the end of four years ... he was a failed leader, and he had to resign in disgrace. ... He was investigated (by) an ethics panel and had to make a payment associated with that, and then ... 88-percent of his (fellow) Republicans voted to reprimand Speaker Gingrich.” “What’s (Newt) been doing for 15 years?” Mitt asked. “He’s been working as a lobbyist ... and selling influence around Washington.” Mitt did not bring up Newt’s three wives and the tawdry tale told by second wife Marianne to ABC. Yet the super PACs of the Democratic Party will make sure the women of America know how Newt treated his first two wives, should he become the nominee. Yet Mitt has his own problems, after his worst week in South Carolina. By going negative on Newt, he will drive Newt’s negatives higher. But attack politics polarizes a party and drives up the negatives of the attacker, as well. The Eagle Scout image of Mitt will suffer — both from what Newt is doing to him and from what he feels he must do to Newt. Rep. Dick Gephardt decided he had to take down Howard Dean, who was riding high in Iowa in 2004. Gephardt ended up taking both of them down. John Kerry evaded the bloodletting, won the caucuses and cruised to the nomination. Mitt has suffered, too, from the malicious portrayal of his days at Bain Capital by Gingrich and Rick Perry, who portrayed Bain as a vulture sitting on a tree limb, looking for sick companies to swoop down on, pick the carcass clean and leave a skeleton. Romney’s revelations last week

that he pays only 15-percent of his income in federal taxes, that he has investments in the Caymans, that the $375,000 he earned in speaking fees did not amount to much and that he enjoys firing people — even if it was insurance companies — all feed into the caricature of a countryclub Republican with nothing in common with people who live from paycheck to paycheck. Wealth is not necessarily an impediment to political success. FDR, a Hudson Valley aristocrat, and JFK were men of wealth who did less to earn their money than Mitt did to earn his. But they carried it more easily. When JFK was being attacked because his father, who amassed his pile in stocks and liquor, had poured huge sums into the West Virginia primary on his son’s behalf, Sen. Kennedy joked about it, telling the Gridiron Club that his father had sent him a telegram just before the primary: “Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I’ll pay for a landslide.” It is hard to recall a primary season that got this ugly this early. Words like dishonest, liar and corrupt, and phrases like serial hypocrite have come not just from independent and unaccountable super PACs but from the paid media of the campaigns and the candidates themselves. The primary season that much resembles this one is 1964. Then, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, icon of the Eastern liberal establishment that had imposed nominees Wendell Willkie, Tom Dewey (twice) and Dwight Eisenhower on the party, lost the California primary and the nomination to Barry Goldwater. Speaking to that divided convention, Rockefeller was booed and jeered from the balconies when he called on the delegates to condemn the John Birch Society equally with the Ku Klux Klan and Communist Party. The party never came together that fall. Goldwater suffered a defeat unequaled since Alf Landon carried two states in 1936. The ideological divide between Romney and Newt is not nearly so great as that between Goldwater and Rockefeller, but the personal animosity is certainly approaching that. With the Tea Party recoiling from Romney and rallying to Newt, and regular Republicans coalescing around Mitt, with dozens of primaries and caucuses ahead, Tampa just might end up looking like the Cow Palace in ‘64. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. He won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 1996.)

LETTERS Tax appraisal on Colonial Theater should now be raised to $1.47M To the editor, I have followed the efforts of the Cultural Arts Center of the Lakes Region with great interest and was saddened that the substantial time and effort expended by Rod Dyer, Carmen Lorentz of the BCEDC, and others did not result in the purchase and renovation of the Colonial Theater. The Colonial Theater could have been the cornerstone of the revitalization of downtown Laconia but, unfortunately, it will continue to be a blight on our community. I understand Mrs. Baldi’s unwillingness to reduce the selling price of the property given the annual net income of $135,000 that she currently

receives. However, as she is unwilling to sell the property for less than the option price of $1,470,000, it is my belief that this is the fair market value of the property and the current assessed value of $941,900 for the property should be revisited by the city and increased to $1,470,000 for the tax year starting on April 1st. The approximately $10,000 in additional taxes from this reassessment will clearly not offset the ongoing depression of property values in the downtown area but it is the best that the city can do under the circumstances. Michael Persson Laconia

Who suffers with high tuition? Poor & middle class families do To the editor, Our State Senator, Jeanie Forrester (R), clearly recognizes that higher education is important both personally and economically. She has received a degree from UNH and a Master’s Degree from the Whittemore School of Business. Certainly she would agree that in a successful economy, there is a strong need for a highly educated, highly skilled workforce. At the present time, N.H. college students carry the highest average debt in the U.S. N.H. was already last in the percentage of public funding that its universities received. Therefore it is puzzling that she would not only

vote to cut the contribution the state makes to state schools by $45-million but again vote against restoring part of it (SB 309-FN). Who suffers? The poor and middle class families who can no longer afford to help their children obtain higher education. The youth in N.H. who will either have to go out of state to get an education (and most likely remain out of state), simply give up and accept low paying dead end jobs, or take on such burdensome debt that the ability to own a home would forever be out of reach. In other words, the 99-percent. Cathy Merwin Meredith

It’s important that we build support for local agriculture To the editor, One of the most important issues in New Hampshire, indeed the country, is sustainable agriculture. By that I mean locally grown fruits, nuts, vegetables, grains and meats that are raised as organically as possible. Something that folks may not think about is this; much of the produce that arrives in our supermarkets is grown out-of-country. You know, where there are few regulations and oversight. It has always been interesting to me that our farmers are required to maintain very high standards, while food that flows from our ports and across our bor-

remember — we are eating that stuff. It is important that we in New Hampshire begin to build support for local agriculture. We can start by buying fresh, locally grown produce when we can. Locally grown produce is fresher, better and more nutritious for us. A couple of byproducts of your support is better personal health for you and better financial health for your local farmers. Sounds like a winwin situation to me. Make the decision to support our local farmers this year. Thank you. Don Walker, Co-founder The Barnstead Farmers

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LETTERS Given our debt, we can’t afford to disregard oil as a commodity To the editor, Saturday’s Sun (Jan.21) had a good letter from Kent Warner from Center Harbor, which I found I was in agreement with a good portion of. Kent rightly bashes ethanol production as he showed costs more overall then it saves all considered. He blames Republicans. Okay, I don’t know who stuck us with this but I’ll go along with him on this. What both sides have to recognize is that when something doesn’t work it needs to be stopped not defended and continued for purely political reasons. On solar energy he is right again. We can’t compete with China’s subsidized solar industry. But continuing to throw money at it even for a while longer is very unlikely to change anything. I will remind readers that research has been going on since 1973’s oil embargo with minimal progress. Does anyone out there have news of any breakthroughs? Electric cars are a great concept but are far more expensive then conventional cars and there-in lies the problem. I have long hoped that there would be a battery breakthrough to make them viable but again cost and

limitations keep them far away. Kent thinks nuke power will be the solution but I’m nor convinced of that as it would still depend more on battery power and duration. I have my hopes set on hydrogen-powered fuel cells but even that seems along way off. This is one area the funding should go into and not the solar companies. In the end it will still all come down to cost effectiveness. As for Kent’s thinking that oil drilling should not be pursued, here we part company. Oil is a commodity not just an energy source. It’s just like gold, silver, copper, iron or any other commodity. With our natural reserves, if exploited, we could not only become energy independent but an exporter to the rest of the world. Considering our national debt, in the trillions, we simply can’t afford to disregard this resource. I can wait for that electric cost effective car, but I need oil to heat my home and at an affordable price. I think most people living in the northern half of the U.S. would agree with that sentiment. Otherwise Kent, nice letter. Steve Earle Hill

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Minutes summarized $10.7M budget discussion in one sentence To the editor, There was an attorney who was invited to speak at last week’s School Board Meeting in Gilmanton who was from the New Hampshire School Boards Association. He spoke on meeting minutes and said that the School Board was doing a good job with their meeting minutes. With respect specifically to the minutes from their Nov 16, 2011 meeting on the school budget, I must disagree. Their meeting to discuss a $10.7-million budget was summarized with one sentence, “The School Board discussed the budget as presented.” There was no detail of what was discussed. Did this

summary meet the requirements as presented by their invited speaker? No, it did not. Was it appropriate and transparent to the reader? No, it was not. Did anyone have any question? We have no way to know. When I originally contacted the School Board in November, I though they would add detail I was requesting to their minutes. At that time, the meeting minutes were still in the draft stage. It did not occur to me that they would not do the right thing. They didn’t. Joanne Gianni Gilmanton Iron Works

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Can’t accept the word of a man who cannot keep his word to God To the editor, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin said “Destroy the family and you destroy the nation.” He also said, “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” It seems at least one of the Republican candidates for president is taking Lenin at his word. Which one has thrice decimated his family and then pompously attacked those who raise the point? Which candidate sold the tarnished rope to the South Carolina voters to hang themselves? Why should we accept the word of a man who cannot keep his word to God and

destroyed his families? Of course there is one phrase from Lenin that does cause me to wonder if he had met Mr. Gingrich in a previous life when he said, “Ideological talk and phrase mongering about political liberties should be disposed with; all that is just mere chatter and phrase mongering. We should get away from those phrases.” Maybe we should get away from “talk and phrase mongering” and look close at a candidate’s actions. Dave Testerman Franklin

Even-handed presentation of letters reminds me of the Loebs To the editor, I would like to commend the editorial staff of The Laconia Daily Sun. Not since Mr. and Mrs. Loeb ran the Union Leader has there been such even-handed presentation of letters in a newspaper in New Hampshire. When one page sports an anti-fire-

arms writer, and the facing page has my pro-firearms letter, with what appears to me to be very minor editing, I am impressed. Please keep up the good work. Antonet C. Piper Ashland




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By virtue of a power of sale contained in a certain mortgage deed given by ERNEST AVERY and JONI AVERY, husband and wife, whose mailing address is 190-192 Franklin Street, Franklin, New Hampshire 03235, to LAKES REGION HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC., (hereinafter “LRHH”), a New Hampshire non-profit corporation, having a mailing address of 66 Route 25, #3, Meredith, New Hampshire 03253, dated 27 May 2004, and recorded on 3 June 2004 in the Merrimack County Registry of Deeds at Book 2663, Page 1980, (the “Mortgage”) the holder of said mortgage, pursuant to and in execution of said powers, and for breach of conditions of said mortgage deed, (and the Note secured thereby of near or even date, and related documents) and for the purpose of foreclosing the same shall sell at PUBLIC AUCTION On February 2, 2012 at 11:00 o’clock in the morning, pursuant to N.H. R.S.A. 479:25, on the premises herein described being located at 190-192 Franklin Street, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, being all and the same premises more particularly described in the Mortgage. TERMS OF SALE: Said premises will be sold subject to (i) all unpaid taxes and liens, whether or not of record; (ii) mortgages, liens, attachments and all other encumbrances and rights, titles and interests of third persons which are entitled to precedence over the Mortgages; and (iii) any other matters affecting title of the Mortgagor to the premises disclosed herein. DEPOSITS: Prior to commencement of the auction, all registered bidders shall pay a deposit in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). At the conclusion of the auction of the premises, the highest bidder’s deposit, if such high bidder’s bid is accepted by LRHH, shall immediately be paid to LRHH and shall be held by LRHH subject to these Terms of Sale. All deposits required hereunder shall be made in cash or by check to the order of LRHH, which is acceptable to LRHH in its sole and absolute discretion. WARRANTIES AND CONVEYANCE: LRHH shall deliver a Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed of the Real Estate to the successful bidder accepted by LRHH within forty-five (45) days from the date of the foreclosure sale, upon receipt of the balance of the Purchase Price in cash or check acceptable to LRHH. The Real estate will be conveyed with those warranties contained in the Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed, and no others. BREACH OF PURCHASE CONTRACT: If any successful bidder fails to complete the contract of sale resulting from LRHH’s acceptance of such successful bidder’s bid, such successful bidder’s deposit may, at the option of LRHH, be retained as full liquidated damages or may be held on account of the damages actually suffered by LRHH. liquidated damages, LRHH shall have all of the privileges, remedies and rights available to LRHH at law or in equity due to such successful bidder’s breach of the contract of sale. Notice of the election made hereunder by LRHH shall be given to a defaulting successful bidder within 50 days after the date of the public auction. If LRHH fails to notify a defaulting successful bidder of which remedy LRHH has elected hereunder, LRHH shall be conclusively deemed to have elected to be holding the deposit on account of the damages actually suffered by LRHH. Upon any such default, LRHH shall have the right to sell the property to any back up bidder or itself. AMENDMENT OF TERMS OF SALE: LRHH reserves the right to amend or change the Terms of Sale set forth herein by If such deposit is not retained as full announcement, written or oral, made prior to the commencement of the public auction. NOTICE TO THE MORTGAGOR, ANY GRANTEE OF THE MORTGAGOR AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING A LIEN OR OTHER ENCUMBRANCE ON THE PREMISES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON For further information respecting the aforementioned foreclosure sale, contact James R. St. Jean Auctioneers, 45 Exeter Rd., PO Box 400, Epping NH 03042, (603) 734-4348. Dated this the 4th day of January, 2012. Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity By Its Attorneys Minkow & Mahoney Mullen, P.A. By: Peter J. Minkow, Esq. 4 Stevens Ave., Suite 3 P.O. Box 235 Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6511 Publication Dates: January 11, 18 & 25, 2012.

State Senator Jeanie Forrester

In drawing the new Senate district lines, compromise was necessary While it’s been just over a year since I’ve had the honor of serving 31 communities in N.H. Senate District 2, it’s been closer to two years that I have developed relationships and friends that make me feel like District 2 is a second home. From Monroe to Sanbornton, Campton to Holderness, and all the towns in between, I have been welcomed, through meetings with constituents and public officials, spaghetti dinners, parades, Old Home Days, and ribbon-cuttings. So it is with great disappointment that, with the new Senate redistricting plan it is quite probable I will be losing some of my towns. To fulfill the Supreme Court’s principle of “one man one vote,” redistricting is the process that ensures every citizen’s vote is as nearly equal to the vote of other citizens. The U.S. Constitution requires a national census be taken every 10 years and based on new population numbers, districts for the Congress are changed by the state legislatures every decade. The legislatures also redistrict their House and Senate boundaries and that process has been going on in Concord since the census numbers became available last spring. In creating a new map for state Senate districts, our first priority was to meet the legal standards required by the U.S. and New Hampshire Constitutions. They are as follows: — Twenty-four, single-member districts (one Senator for each district). — Districts that consist of contiguous towns and city wards. — Districts that are within a 10-percent population deviation range consistent with the “one man, one vote” principle. (Currently, the deviation range between Senate districts in 18.25-percent. The redistricting plan reduces the range to 9.68-percent) Unique to my area included the need, based on population shifts, for District 1 (the sparsely populated North Country), to shift south, and thus some of my communities had to go into District 1. Additionally, the desire to create a district that preserves the communities of interest along the Connecticut River/Vermont border, as well as changes that were necessary in the Nashua area, basically pushed, pulled, and squeezed District 2 away from the border and south towards the center of the state. The final proposal impacted most of the districts (six current districts do not change: 14, 16, 18, 19, 20 and 22). While I disappointed with changes to my district, there were other districts that were much more negatively impacted and in the end, compromise (for everyone) was necessary. With the new plan, I will go

from representing 57,095 constituents to 53,513. (The ideal Senate district would include 54,853 citizens.) I lost 10 communities and picked up six new ones. My new district takes away Monroe, Bath, Landaff, Easton, Benton, Woodstock, and Thornton from the north, and Lyme and Canaan from the west, and Holderness from the east. I picked up Grafton, Danbury, Hill, Andover, Salisbury, and Tilton. There were dozens and dozens of possible combinations of cities and towns, but this plan has majority support, meets the constitutional test of contiguity and compactness; and the deviation range is below 10-percent, which complies with the one man one vote principle. Even Senate Democrats were complimentary of the plan. Minority Leader Senator Silvia Larsen (D-Concord), noted the compactness of the districts and said she didn’t see the “salamander districts” that exist in the current map as drawn by the courts. Senator Matt Houde (D-Plainfield) told the Concord Monitor he did not see evidence of gerrymandering in the Republican plan and noted the combination of communities of interest, specifically mentioning Claremont and Charlestown. The Senate redistricting plan (Senate Bill 201), having been heard in Internal Affairs this past week, will now go to the full Senate on January 25th for a vote. The plan must be approved by both the Senate and the House and then it goes to the governor. If he vetoes the plan, it will come back for a veto override. Should it become law, it may very well have one more step to go as redistricting plans across the country are frequently challenged in the courts. When finalized, these new districts will be in place by the September primary election and the November general election. Senators winning in those elections will serve their new districts effective on December 5, 2012 when newly elected Senators are sworn in. Until then, I will continue to serve my constituents in District 2. As always, I want to hear from you. If you have a concern you’d like to share, an event you’d like me to attend, or a problem you think I might be of assistance—please call or email. If you’d like to get more frequent updates of what is happening in Concord or in the District, please subscribe to my e-newsletter by completing the subscription form on the home page of my website at (Republican Jeanie Forrester of Meredith represents District 2 in the N.H. Senate.)

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Rep. Tilton looks for compromise with regional sewer board on additional voting power for Laconia By Michael Kitch LACONIA — After his bill to weight voting on the Advisory Board of the Winnipesaukee River Basin (sewer) Program (WRBP) in Laconia’s favor was opposed by other member municipalities, Representative Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) told the City Council this week he was exploring a compromise. The WRBP 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. Since 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. House Bill 1130 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 10 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. Even before the bill was filed the Advisory Board asked Tilton to withdraw it. When he refused, officials from Franklin, Belmont, Gilford and Meredith spoke against it before the House Public Works and Highways Committee last week. Among the 10 municipalities, only the Laconia City Council endorsed the bill in the form of a letter to the committee. Tilton told the councilors that he, along with Jim Presher, director of the Concord Regional Solid Waste Cooperative, who as a former director of public works in both Gilford and Laconia served on the Advisory Board, spoke in support of the bill while “everybody else spoke against it. In essence they have

overreacted,” he said. Tilton said that although he was confident the bill would carry the House, he has asked to meet with the Advisory Board. Both Franklin city manager Elizabeth Dragon and Meredith town manager Phil Warren told the House committee that the board intends to address the issue of voting, “but later.” Tilton said that if the Advisory Board would undertake to introduce weighted voting sooner rather than later, he would be willing to defer his bill until the next session of the Legislature in 2013, assuming he is re-elected to represent Laconia. NOTES: The City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance regulating so-called “burn-out pits” during Motorcycle Week. The ordinance reads that “Burn out pits, or any other gathering of a crowd to watch or participate in vehicular displays of engine revving or tire squealing are permitted only if the event is approved as part of an application, in a known fixed location with set hours of operation, which may be revised as necessary by the Motorcycle Technical Review Committee based on public safety and health requirements.” . . . . . . At the same time, councilors approved an ordinance that would withhold approvals from property owners or vendors with outstanding accounts receivable for previous special events until their past due accounts are paid in full. . . . . . City Manager Scott Myers announced that the Consumer Price Index — Urban, which together with the value of new construction, is used to calculate the property tax cap. is 3.2-percent for 2011. . . . . . According to a study prepared by the Belknap County Economic Development Council, construction of the WinnisquamOpechee-Winnipesaukee (WOW) Trail will generate 75 jobs with a payroll of $2.7-million and, once complete, will draw some 38,000 visitors spending $1.8-million year, projected to generate annual earnings of $788,400.

see BROOKS page the verdict was read. Jurors were expected to announce how much money he would be awarded in punitive damages later Tuesday evening. “Obviously we are disappointed, particularly with the jury’s decision to award damages above and beyond the $500,000,” Integris spokesman Hardy Watkins said. “We’re just glad to see the case come to a resolution.” During the trial, Brooks testified that he thought he had a solid agreement with Moore. Brooks said the hospital president initially suggested putting his mother’s name on an intensive care unit, and when Brooks said that wouldn’t fit her image, Moore suggested a women’s center. “I jumped all over it,” Brooks told jurors in tearful testimony. “It’s my mom. My mom was pregnant as a teenager. She had a rough start. She wanted to help every kid out there.” His attorney told the jury during closing arguments that Brooks kept his end of the agreement.

“This case is about promises: promises made and promises broken,” lawyer John Hickey told jurors shortly before they started deliberating. “Mr. Brooks kept his promise. Integris never intended to keep their promise and never built a new women’s center.” But hospital attorney Terry Thomas said Brooks’ gift initially came in anonymously and unrestricted in 2005. He also noted that Brooks couldn’t remember key details of negotiations with the hospital’s president — including what he’d been promised — when questioned during a deposition after filing his lawsuit in 2009. “At most, it was a misunderstanding between these two,” Thomas told jurors during his closing argument. “Am I calling Mr. Brooks a liar? Absolutely not. It’s perfectly understandable that he does not remember these events.” The jury began deliberating Tuesday afternoon in Rogers County District Court, and the judge told jurors she wanted them to work as late as midnight to come to a decision.


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FRANKLIN from page one of a school. He had signed a two-year lease and told his landlord he was a sex offender. The court granted Thomas a preliminary injunction in December 2010. The court’s ruling now makes that injunction permanent. Franklin City Manager Elizabeth Dragon says city officials are considering redrafting the ordinance. The ordinance bans sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of a school, day care, playground, athletic field, public beach or municipal ski area. New Hampshire state law requires sex offenders to register with the police department where they reside but puts no restrictions of where they may live. The court noted in its ruling that Thomas has never failed to comply with the sex offender registration requirement. Attorney Barbara Keshen, director of the NHCLU Foundation, says city officials will be hard-pressed to frame an ordinance that passes constitutional muster. “There have been so many empirical studies done around whether those restrictions protect children,” Keshen said. “Virtually all have said there’s no correlation. It’s bad public policy.”

The NHCLU several years ago succeeded in striking down a similar ordinance in Dover. Keshen said Tilton, Northfield and Boscawen have ordinances similar to Franklin’s. She said Boscawen’s ordinance goes further— barring sex offenders from using the public library. The ruling on Franklin’s ordinance doesn’t directly affect ordinances in other towns, but Keshen said it gives elected officials statewide something to consider. “For anyone who is on a board of selectmen who is considering enacting an ordinance like this, there is legal precedent suggesting it would not be a very good idea,” she said. Keshen stressed that she and Thomas didn’t challenge the provision of the Franklin city ordinance requiring sex offenders to obtain permission before entering a school. Keshen said that policy “makes sense.” Franklin City Councilor Jeffrey Rabinowitz, who supported the ordinance in 2007, said before its passage that he hadn’t seen any evidence that it would protect children. The Jan. 18 ruling quotes Rabinowitz as saying the ordinance would “give a false sense of protection.”

BELMONT from page one ants, because, at press time, the Jan. 12 letter sent to Condodemetracky and was not made available to the press by the town with the rest of the correspondence between the two parties. When questioned about the omission of the letter to the press, Selectman Ron Cormier said it was his understanding that four or five letters similar to the one sent to Condodemetraky were mailed to multi-tenant landlords but copies were not saved by the town so they couldn’t be made available when the topic came up at Monday’s meeting. “Only the recipients have those let-

ters,” he said yesterday afternoon. As for the Condodemetrakys, their real question is why did it take the town seven years to begin enforcing the 2005 ordinance and why did the town administrator not initially give the family a period of time to comply. Selectmen did say they would delay enforcing the dumpster ordinance until a public hearing can be held on the mater on Feb. 7. Mark Condodemetraky said yesterday that despite the “immediate” reference in the Jan. 12 letter, the town did not stop picking up trash at his parent’s building.

ROMNEY from page one information, released his own return for 2010 last week. It revealed that Gingrich earned more than $3.1 million, mostly from $2.5 million paid by his companies, partnerships and investments, and paid just under $1 million in federal tax, a rate of about 31 percent. Obama and his wife, Michelle, reported income of $1.73 million last year, mostly from the books he’s written, and paid $453,770 in federal taxes. Romney’s tax returns showed he continues to profit from Bain Capital,

the private equity firm he founded but no longer runs; from a Swiss bank account closed just as he launched his campaign and from new listings of investment funds set up overseas. Romney had long refused to disclose any federal tax returns, then hinted he would offer a single year’s return in April. Yet mounting criticism from his rivals and a hard loss in last week’s South Carolina primary forced his hand. “Governor Romney has paid 100 percent of what he owes,” said Benjamin Ginsberg, the campaign’s legal see next page

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Woman admits guilt for dumping at Belmont beach By Gail OBer

LACONIA — A Gilford woman pleaded guilty yesterday to dumping household refuse at the Leslie Roberts Town Beach in Belmont in October. Jennifer Flynt, 27, of 42 Greenleaf Trail in Gilford appeared before Judge Jim Carroll in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division. She had been scheduled for trial on Tuesday. She admitted she dumped the refuse, which police affidavits said included an old couch, near the bath house at the beach but told Carroll she “didn’t agree with everything” the police had said. “I really wanted the charge to be placed on file,” she said. Carroll ordered her to pay a $500 fine — all sus-

pended — and scheduled a sentencing hearing for one month out, when he will order her to pay $232.52 in restitution to the town of Belmont. Carroll delayed sentencing because Flynt told him she had just been in a car accident and had no money to pay the fine. Any ordered restitution must be paid through the N.H. Department of Corrections and a 17-percent administrative fee would be imposed, a fee Carroll spared Flynt by delaying her sentencing. Police affidavits said the garbage was discovered by an officer on routine patrol. Some correspondence found in the garbage led police to a man who lived before Flynt’s at her current address. Flynt admitted to police that she and she alone brought the garbage to Belmont’s town beach but affidavits never said why.

LACONIA — After six rounds of the city’s recycling challenge there has been no significant or sustained increase in the amount of recyclable materials collected at curbside. During the two weeks since the holidays, the amount of solid waste collected at the curbside decreased 18-percent, but the tonnage of recyclables dropped 20-percent. Recyclables represented 12.9-percent of all the solid waste picked up at the curb, the smallest share since the challenge began in November. After 12 weeks, the percentage of recycled solid waste has risen less than one-percent, from 12.1-percent to 12.9-percent. The Recycling Challenge pits each of the five daily trash collection routes against one another in a con-

test to determine which can increase its percentage of recycled waste the most. In the latest round, recycled tonnage declined on all five routes and, as a percentage of all solid waste, shrank on two routes without rising on the other three. Every ton taken out of the waste stream and recycled reduces the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste, which is funded by property taxes, by more than $150 per ton. City Manager Scott Myers announced the challenged after residents balked at the prospect of introducing a “Pay-As-You-Throw” program. In announcing the challenge Myers said that the goal was to recycle 25-percent of all solid waste by March 1. — Michael Kitch


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Alton Fire/Rescue says town’s ISO rating hasn’t changed ALTON — Fire/Rescue officials here are advising property owners there has been no change in the town’s fire protection class, as determined by the Insurance Service Office (ISO). Officials acknowledged reports of some local homeowners being advised the cost of their property from preceding page counsel. Ginsberg and other advisers said Romney did not use any aggressive tax strategies to help reduce or defer his tax income. For 2011, Romney will pay about $3.2 million with an effective tax rate of about 15.4 percent, the campaign said. Those returns haven’t yet been filed yet with the Internal Revenue Service. In total, he would pay more than $6.2 million in taxes on $45 million in income over the past two years, his campaign said. Romney had been cast by his GOP opponents as a wealthy businessman who earned lucrative payouts from his investments while Bain slashed jobs in the private sector. Romney concedes that some companies Bain invested in were unsuccessful but says others created large numbers of jobs. As for his own tax payments, he said in Monday night’s debate in Tampa, “I pay all the taxes that are legally required and not a dollar more. ... I don’t think you want someone as the candidate for president who pays more taxes than he owes.”

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Rick Newman, general manager of Lakes Region Casino, is shown here in “the pit.” Formerly known as The Lodge at Belmont, the business plans to take a new direction this year. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

Now known as Lakes Region Casino, Belmont biz has new focus of charitable gaming & live entertainment BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

BELMONT — Lakes Region Casino, the business previously knows as The Lodge at Belmont, is expecting big things from 2012, according to general manager Rick Newman. Principal among Newman’s reasons for optimism is the new owner of the facility, Craig Potts, an Arizona-based businessman who owns several other gaming sites around North America. He also owns Potts Racing, an off-road racing company with Jesse James as one of its drivers. The 35,000-square-foot facility on Route 107 was built in 1975 as a seasonal dog track, said Newman. Under the new ownership, he said the business is striking out in a new direction, leaving dog racing behind and focusing instead on the growth of charitable gaming and live musical entertainment. With the change in strategy comes a new identity, leaving behind “The Lodge at Belmont” and assuming “Lakes Region Casino.” Newman is in his third year as general manager of the facility and has lobbied the state Legislature on the business’s behalf since 1994. Live greyhound racing was held there until 2008, he said. In 1992, The Lodge also began simulcasting, staying open year-round and allowing patrons to watch and bet on races races taking place elsewhere, though they stopped that practice in November, 2010. Previous ownership, the Torguson Gaming Group, was looking to find a way to bring back simulcasting. However, under Potts, Newman said the business is making a clean break from racing. “We took a step back and said, let’s look at other things.” “We’ve got to find new ways to get people in within the constraints of the law,” said Newman. This year, he’s planning to find ways to grow charity gambling, open a “family entertainment center” and greatly expand the Casino’s ability to host live entertainment. Charity gambling has been a part of the busi-

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ness’s operation since 2006. By sponsoring gaming nights, non-profit organizations are eligible to receive 35-percent of the gross revenue generated by table games, such as blackjack, craps or roulette. Last year, he said, charities received about $350,000 through table games at the casino. Newman would like to add electronic table games to the table gaming room – which he calls “the pit” – believing that some players would be more comfortable playing with a machine rather than sitting down at a table full of veteran gamblers. Adjacent to the “pit” is a room that looks out over the track that dogs ran on for many years. In that room, the Lakes Region Casino plans to create a “family entertainment center,” a term defined in RSA 647 as a place of business with 50 or more games or devices for entertainment purposes, of which no more than 15 percent may be “redemption poker machines” or “redemption slot machines.” These machines would be games of chance, with winners paid in tickets which they could redeem for various merchandise. Newman plans to place about 100 total machines in the “family entertainment center,” which the business will name “Room 647” in honor of the law which enables the practice. The third leg of the revised business plan is live musical entertainment. Previous owners created a small performance space inside the facility’s bar, which could hold about 135 people. Newman said the Lakes Region Casino has already added an indoor stage in Room 647, where about 300 people can watch a performance. Local country group The Eric Grant Band has already packed the place twice. In addition to the indoor venues, Lakes Region Casino will construct an outdoor stage in the spring. The open-air venue, located in the infield of the former dog racing track, could hold up to 5,000 people, said Newman, bringing the capacity to something within range of Meadowbrook in Gilford. However, Newman see next page 24 Hour Towing ~ Free Estimates


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MARINE from page 2 “It’s difficult for the court to fathom negligent dereliction of duty worse than the facts in this case.” But after opening an envelope to look at the terms of the plea agreement as is procedure in military court, Jones announced the deal prevented any jail time for the Marine. “That’s very good for you obviously,” Jones said tersely to Wuterich. Jones did recommend that the sergeant’s rank be reduced to private, but decided not to cut two-thirds of his pay because the divorced father has sole custody of his three daughters. Wuterich read a statement apologizing to the victims’ families and said he from preceding page doesn’t envision his business in competition with the more established Meadowbrook. “I don’t see us competing with Meadowbrook, I see us in between,” he said, identifying a lack of venues that are bigger than a typical bar but smaller than Meadowbrook. “There’s plenty of talent that can’t sell out Meadowbrook, but could sell 1,000 or 1,500 tickets.” Newman imagines drawing the same type of acts that perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. One final thing for Newman to look forward to this year is the Potts Racing element. He’s not sure ATTENTION MEREDITH RESIDENTS OPENINGS FOR TOWN OF MEREDITH ELECTED OFFICIALS 2012 FILING PERIOD January 25th thru February 3rd, 2012 Hours 8am-5pm File at Town Clerk’s Office 2 Selectman for three (3) years 1 Moderator for three (3) years 1 Treasurer for three (3) years 4 Library Trustees for three (3) years 1 Trustee of the Trust Funds for three (3) years 1 Supervisor of the Checklist for six (6) years

interrogation. Under cross-examination, Butler said the chemicals and lithium batteries could be construed as “common household items” although in his experience when they are all found together, they are indicative of methamphetamine production. As to a tray with white residue found in the bedroom, Jenness got Butler to testify that the residue wasn’t field or lab tested for methamphetamine, but at this point in time, said Sawyer, Waterman isn’t charged with possession of methamphetamine just manufacture of methamphetamine. “It’s a small distinction but significant,” Sawyer said. Jenness also questioned Butler about whose name was on the lease for the apartment and he testified the apartment is rented to a different man, who Butler said was a registered sex offender. Butler said he didn’t investigate the connection between the two men. Jenness argued that because it was questionable that Waterman actually lived in the apartment, that the chemicals found in the apartment were typically household products and there was no field test for methamphetamine, there was not enough evidence presented to sustain the arrest. She also argued that even if Judge Jim Carroll found probable cause for the arrest, Waterman’s alleged activities were clearly of a small scale and $100,000 bail was not commensurate with the scale of the alleged offense. Carroll disagreed on both counts. He ruled the state had presented enough evidence to sustain the arrest for meth manufacture, that Sawyer and Butler presented sufficient evidence to indicate Waterman was staying in the apartment and because of the severity and dangerous nature of the charges, he ruled the $100,000 cash bail was warranted. never fired on or intended to harm innocent women and children. But he said his plea shouldn’t be seen as a statement that he believes his squad dishonored their country. “When my Marines and I cleared those houses that day, I responded to what I perceived as a threat and my intention was to eliminate that threat in order to keep the rest of my Marines alive,” he said. “So when I told my team to shoot first and ask questions later, the intent wasn’t that they would shoot civilians, it was that they would not hesitate in the face of the enemy.” “The truth is I never fired my weapon at any women or children that day,” Wuterich told Jones. how, yet, but Newman said Craig Potts would like to inject some off-road racing flavor to Lakes Region Casino. The site has hosted a local rallycross event in its large parking lot. Newman and Potts are considering their options, which, with more than 200 acres of woods at their disposal, are plentiful. The business hasn’t been profitable for a couple of years, said Newman. He and the other 44 employees of Lakes Region Casino are hoping the new vision for the operation will reverse that recent trend. “Craig Potts is committed to making it profitable, and to making the investments to make it work,” Newman said.



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The city’s Adopt-A-Spot Committee held a ceremony late last year to recognize those who, battling early rains and a subsequent heat wave, created especially impressive gardens for the public to enjoy. Award recipients shown here, back row: Bea Derynioski, Larry Poloquin, Jeff Derynioski, Chris Haddock of of CBH Landscape, Katie Mountain of Belknap Landscape Company, Patand Jane Wood, Linda Vollmerding and Randy and Sue Bullerwell. They’re pictured here with Cub Scout Pack #68 members Cameron Whitty, Skylar Durgin, Derek Derynioski, Camron Cooper, Adam Barton, Nolin Stevens, Steven Poliquin, Pacey Wilson, Bryce Wilson, Ryan Poliquin and Tsalagi Townsend. (Courtesy photo)

Lobster Pound hosting chili cook-off this Saturday LACONIA —It may be cold outside, but stomachs will be warmed at the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off contest hosted by the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound on Saturday, January 28 from 1-4 p.m. All the heavy hitters in the hospitality business will be there. Some may have the edge, such as Burrito Me and Heat, but let’s not overlook well established eateries like Hart’s Turkey Farm, The Homestead, Tavern 27 and The Common Man. New to the competition this year are Lakeside Deli & Grille, My Family Tree, the Looney Bin and Christmas Island, who will field their very best chef talent. Spoiler entries this year, front versus back of the house from the Lobster Pound themselves and a sleeper offering from New Hampshire Humane Society, the local animal welfare agency which will be gifted 100% of the proceeds from the event. Tasting will start promptly at 1 p.m, a $5 admission fee will allow the public to sample and cast their

votes for the best chili north of the Merrimack. The winners of the coveted Meanest Chili award, and medals for 2nd and 3rd runners up will be awarded at 4 p.m Shelter spokesperson Marylee Gorham said “we are thrilled and excited to be part of this event, and the recipients of the proceeds since it cements our relationship with our friends and stewards at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound”. Along with live music and the aromas of chili everywhere, NH Humane Society will run a 50/50 raffle. “With so many restaurants vying for bragging rights , we expect a huge turnout from all who enjoy food, fun and are willing to risk their taste buds” laughed Gorham. For more information about the event call Weirs Beach Lobster Pound at 366-2255 or check either website: or

GILFORD — Patrick’s Pub and Eatery in Gilford will be hosting a fundraiser for the Gilford High School Music Department on Sunday, January 29, from 4-10 p.m. If diners present a voucher at the end of the meal indicating they wish to participate in the fundraiser, Patrick’s will donate 50% of the total food bill to the music department. To obtain a voucher, contact Mrs. Lyvie Beyrent at . The vouchers can also be downloaded online at: http:// Gilford High School music students have been busy raising money towards a trip and performance in May to Springfield, MA. Last year, over $10,000 was raised by the Music Department students who traveled to Hershey, PA for a performance. Both the band and chorus students took home first place finishes.

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GILMANTON — An all you can eat pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, January 28 from 7-10 a.m. at the Gilmanton Corners Church. The breakfast is a benefit for Amanda Levin’s People to People Student Ambassador trip this summer. The breakfast will include all you can eat pancakes, waffles, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, fresh fruit and pastries. People to People is a program started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to promote peace by giving students from different countries the opportunity to meet and get to know each other in the hope of building understanding, friendship and lasting peace. For more information contact Beth at 267-1934.

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Richard W. ‘Dick’ Clark, 60 LACONIA — Richard “Dick” W. Clark, 60 of 43 Baldwin St., Laconia, passed away on December 31, 2011. He is survived by his wife of over 25 years, Debra M. Clark. A Vietnam war veteran, D.A.V. USMC, he was a mechanic by trade. There are no services. Mrs. Clark asks that Dick’s friends celebrate his life in their own way.

Gene P. Dupont, 68

HOLDERNESS — Gene Phillip Dupont, 68, of North River St. died January 23, 2012, surrounded by is family at Speare memorial hospital, Plymouth, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Plymouth on July 4, 1943, he was the son of the late Phillip Gene Dupont and Mary (Durand) Munroe. Gene grew up in the Plymouth and Holderness area and attended Plymouth Schools. He has been a resident of Holderness of many years. He worked most all his life as a heavy equipment operator, truck driver, and laborer for places such as; the State of NH Highway Department, the former Batchelder Tree Service, the Town of Plymouth Highway Department for twenty-eight years, Kings Lumber Yard, and Top Notch Tree Service. Gene was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending many hours riding the loop. He

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was a past member of the Valley Wheels Motorcycle group and was also a diehard NASCAR fan. He is survived by his wife Valerie A. (Golios) Dupont of Holderness, son Travis A. J. Dupont and his wife Lindsay of Charleston, SC, His mother Mary Munroe of Gilford, sister Maryann Leroux of Center Harbor, and two nephews. Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Friday 6pm to 8pm. A funeral service will be held in the Plymouth United Methodist Church, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, on Saturday at 11 am. The Re. Edward J. Charest, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pemi-Baker Health and Home Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH. 03264

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GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, January 30 in the Fellowship Hall at the Gilford Community Church at 12 noon. People can bring their lunch and join in a good game of scrabble. Parks and Rec will bring the dictionary and provide coffee and tea. To RSVP or for more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

PLYMOUTH — Join the Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee (PBVRC) on Saturday, February 11 as it celebrates the birthdays of two great past Presidents—Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. The annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner will be held at the Plymouth Elks Lodge, 1159 NH Route 175, Holderness, with a social hour from 5-6 p.m. followed by dinner catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurants. The evening’s keynote speaker is NH State Senate President Peter Bragdon. Raised in Amherst, Bragdon is part of the fourth generation of his family to work the former Bragdon Farm on Route 101, land now preserved for conservation and recreation. He attended the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he earned a BS degree in computer science, with a math minor. He taught high school math for a number of years and also published a local news-

from preceding page The Pemi will welcome past, present, and future members of the Choral Society, a 120-member community chorus, as it begins to usher in spring with the sounds of “Songs of Gratitude” featuring music by Gwyneth Walker, Brian Tate, Larry Nickel, Rene Clausen, and more, under the direction of Rob St.Cyr. New singers interested in joining Pemi are encouraged to look at its website for more information and a bit about the history of the Pemigewasset Choral Society.

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have the capacity for outlandish imaginings, the likes of which will put you in the class of exceptional visionaries. Mental audacity will be followed by daring expansion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The coming days will be a festival of friendship, camaraderie and teamwork. Today you’ll learn how best to communicate with partners. Your superb listening skills will pave the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll feel like a wizard trying to find your place in the normal world. The more you try to fit in with the “muggles” the better you understand your gifts, qualities and, yes, peculiarities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your job or home responsibilities will seem to clash with your ambitions and desires. The conflict won’t be resolved in a day, but by acknowledging the reality of it, you’ll make considerable progress. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Someone sees a different you from the one reflected in your bathroom mirror. You may glimpse how this person views you as you listen to his or her compliments and take them to heart. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 25). You respect your elders and appreciate all that can be gained in time, though you don’t accept that you are aging! In the next 12 months, you get younger through fitness and lightness of being. A love interest will help the process. Financial luck rewards the hard work you do through February. A deal will be signed in July. Aries and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 1, 22, 30 and 14.


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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2012. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1949, the first Emmy Awards, honoring local Los Angeles TV programs and talent, were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club. (The very first Emmy presented, for “Most Outstanding Personality,” went to ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale, star of the KTLA children’s show “Judy Splinters.”) On this date: In 1533, England’s King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who later gave birth to Elizabeth I. In 1787, Shays’s Rebellion suffered a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Capt. Daniel Shays failed to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass. In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio. In 1909, the opera “Elektra” by Richard Strauss premiered in Dresden, Germany. In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service between New York and San Francisco. In 1936, former Gov. Al Smith, D-N.Y., delivered a radio address in Washington, titled “Betrayal of the Democratic Party,” in which he fiercely criticized the New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1947, American gangster Al Capone died in Miami Beach, Fla., at age 48. In 1959, American Airlines began Boeing 707 jet flights between New York and Los Angeles. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference to be carried live on radio and television. In 1971, Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate. Idi Amin seized power in Uganda by ousting President Milton Obote (oh-BOH’-tay) in a military coup. In 1981, the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States. In 1990, an Avianca Boeing 707 ran out of fuel and crashed in Cove Neck, Long Island, N.Y.; 73 of the 158 people aboard were killed. Actress Ava Gardner died in London at age 67. One year ago: Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to implore Democrats and Republicans to rally behind his vision of economic revival, declaring: “We will move forward together or not at all.” Today’s Birthdays: Actor Gregg Palmer is 85. The former president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, is 84. Actor Dean Jones is 81. Country singer Claude Gray is 80. Blues singer Etta James is 74. Movie director Tobe Hooper is 69. Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 67. Actress Jenifer Lewis is 55. Actress Dinah Manoff is 54. Country musician Mike Burch (River Road) is 46. Rhythmand-blues singer Kina is 43. Actress China Kantner is 41. Actress Ana Ortiz is 41. Musician Matt Odmark is 38. Actress Mia Kirshner is 37. Actress Christine Lakin is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Alicia Keys is 31. Actor Michael Trevino is 27.




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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Laconia High School Class of 1948 lunch date. Noon at T-Bones restaurant in Laconia. Spouses always welcome. Program on senior medical care at the Inter-Lakes Senior Center in Meredith. 10:30 a.m. On hand will be representatives of Veterans Services Office and ServiceLink Medicare Team. They will assist people who have questions and concerns about benefits and Medicare. Free. Light refreshments. Public forum on the impact of state budget cuts on local communities. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center. Featuring Dan Barrick of the N.H. Center for Public Policy Studies. Hosted by the Meredith and Center Harbor Democratic Committee. Lakes Region Tea Party meeting. 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. Subject for the evening is “Local School Problems - Let’s Return to the Basics”. Screening of “A Farm for the Future” at the Laconia Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Free. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Back to Farming at Laconia State School. Free Mom & Me movie at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. “Cars” at 11:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Concord Transplant Support Group meeting. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and posttransplant patients and their families. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767. Special class featuring Lois Ehlert’s book “Snowballs” at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. For children 3-5. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m. First come, first served help for library card holders only. 20 minute limit if others are waiting. Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 11:15 a.m. Songs, stories crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up required. Teen Time: Duct Tape Crafts at the Gilford Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tape together something usable — a wallet, a ring, a bracelet, a box, etc.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 Public forum on the state of education in New Hampshire. 7 p.m. at the Laconia High School Library. Hosted by the Belknap County Democratic Committee. Free and open to the public. Speakers will include the president of the American Federation of Teachers-N.H. and Laconia School Superintendent Bob Champlin. Better Together meeting. 4 to 6 p.m. at Laconia Middle School.

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MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club will again award scholarship money geared to the “nontraditional” student twenty-three years of age and older continuing their education. Scholarships are intended for any of the following: — Individuals upgrading their job skills or acquiring skills for job entry. (For example, but not limited to - LNA programs, re-certification programs, cosmetology programs.) — Candidates enrolled for a minimum of three college credits at an accredited facility. — Graduate students. — Applicants living or working in one of the following towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton or Sandwich. One of the scholarships given will be in memory of Professor Jeanette Ritzenthaler, Ed.D, founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. Another scholarship will be given in memory of Mrs. Marian Touhey, a longtime member, past Treasurer and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. The Altrusa Scholarship Committee will select candidates to interview. Applications may be picked-up at the following Public Libraries: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton and Sandwich. Applications are also available at Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College. Applications may also be obtained electronically. Email your request to Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 23. For further information contact co-chairperson, Phyllis Hamblet (279-6794) or chairperson, Jodi Wilson (556-7743) from preceding page

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 “Downtown” Bob Stannard and the Dangerous Bluesmen at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $10. BYOB. Preview of Gilford and Laconia Parks & Recreation Departments-sponsored trip to Yellowstone National Park. 5:30 p.m. at Gilford Town Hall. August 11-17 family vacation trip tour will include stops in Salt Lake City, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and more. More information can be learned by calling Kim Terrio at Penny Pitou Travel (524-2500). RSVP preview attendance please by calling 527-4722. A Passion for Teaching, Learning and Leadership - A 21st Century School of Education: Information Session about the Upper Valley Educators Institute’s certification programs for teachers and principals/school leaders and UVEI’s new MAT and MEd programs. 4:30 p.m. at Gilmanton Elementary School, 1386 NH Route 140 in Gilmanton. More details at or call 603 678-4888. Inter-Lakes Fifty Plus Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at St. Charles Parish Hall in Meredith. Anyone 50 or older is welcome. For more information call 253-9916. Winter Farmer’s Market in at the Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. 3 to 6 p.m. Vendors offering local farm-raised meats, fresh-baked breads, organic tea, cofree, fudge, pastries, pies, cakes, fresh produce, jellies & jams, local wines, herbs, oils, plants, jewelry, wood workers, and fine art. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11: 30 a.m. to noon. Songs, stories and movement to music for children 19 to 36 months. Sign-up in the Children’s Room. Knotty Knitters gathering at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels. Special class featuring Lois Ehlert’s book “Snowballs” at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. For children 3-5.

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Dear Annie: My wife is addicted to playing games on her smartphone. She lies in bed in the morning playing games before she gets ready for work. When she comes home, she is often on the phone when she walks through the door. When we sit down for supper (which I usually make), she plays games while we eat. At bedtime, she lies in bed with her smartphone, playing until she falls asleep. If we go out, she plays games at the restaurant. Conversation always begins with, “What?” because she is so engrossed in her game. She hardly does anything around the house anymore and barely notices our son, let alone interacts with him. How do I break her of this habit? -- Lost in Lexington, Ky. Dear Lost: These games can be highly addictive, and your wife must admit the extent of her involvement before she will be able to cut back. Have you addressed this directly with her? Have you told her how neglected you feel and how much your son misses his mother? Have you asked her to limit her game-playing to specific times? If she refuses to deal with this or change her behavior, the next step is counseling before your resentment creates a more serious problem. We hope she will listen to an unbiased third party. Dear Annie: I have two sisters. They never have been financially savvy, especially when it comes to saving money. They start and then decide it’s a waste of time and end up spending everything they set aside. I’m the opposite. I have always saved for whatever I needed or wanted. My grandfather got me into the habit when I was 10, and I kept it up long after he passed away. Over the past 15 years, I managed to save quite a bit. But when my parents saw what I had, they demanded that I share it with my sisters. I absolutely refuse. This is my money. I earned it. I saved it. And I told them that. Since then, I’ve been receiving messages from my parents

that “families help each other out” and “families share.” My parents have always given my sisters money whenever they needed it. When I was in high school, I would always give them money when they needed it. Now that the folks are retired, they say it’s my job to help my sisters. I say it’s not. Why should I give them my hard-earned income because they can’t be frugal? I feel as though I am being punished for being financially responsible. My sisters haven’t saved a dime toward their own retirements, so this is only going to get worse. What can I do? -- Stuck in the Middle Dear Stuck: You do not owe your sisters money simply because they have been irresponsible. What you can do, however, is teach them better fiscal behavior. Tell them you are absolutely under no circumstances going to bail them out, so they need to start setting aside some funds for their future. Make an appointment for them to see a financial counselor through the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (nfcc. org) at 1-800-388-2227, and set up a budget. It’s the biggest favor you can do for them. Dear Annie: I disagree with your response to “Loveless in Spokane,” the 72-year-old geezer who thinks women in his senior complex should bed down with him after they have dated a “few times.” These ladies, and it is obvious they are ladies, were born and raised in an era when good girls did not have sex with a man until after they were married. This old guy is a cad. -- Senior Citizen Who Respects Women Dear Senior: Many readers pointed out that these women may not wish to have sex outside of marriage, a perfectly respectable position. If that’s the case, however, they should tell him so he understands the ground rules and doesn’t keep badgering them.

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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

POMERANIAN Puppies: 2 males, 1 females, color sabel. $500.00 deposits accepted and payments accepted. To be paid by or before Feb 3, 2012. Parents on premises .524-6750 or 630-4104. SHELTIE puppies available ,!1 boy, 1 girl $300.00!health certificates. 1st shots 267-8729

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.


1999 Mazda Protege: Good condition, runs great, 136k miles, asking $2,000/obo. 603-393-0939. Leave message. 2002 F-250 4x4: Excellent condition, 84k miles, asking $8,600 with aluminum toolbox. 603-393-2733. Leave message. 2003 Dodge Conversion Van 78,000 miles, long wheel base, full size, 7 passenger. Garaged. $11,900. 279-0055. 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.

1994 Firebird: Good condition, 120k miles, asking $2,000/obo. Runs good. 603-393-0939. Leave message.

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK! 2004 Chevy Impala - V6, loaded, state inspection sticker & 20-day plate. $3,995. Giguere Auto Wholesalers, 524-4200.

1999 Ford Ranger. Many new parts, great on gas. $40 to fill it. $1,700. 603-832-8621

TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3!s Towing. 630-3606

BENEFIT AUCTION Monday, January 30 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm Log on to: ID#5134, for 200 photos This Auction is to help a member of our Auction family, well - known Lakes Region caterer, Bev Carter. This will be a public Auction with MANY ANTIQUES, jewelry, furniture, power & hand tools, china, collectibles, and much more !!! This will a fun time for everyone with several local auctioneers selling a wide variety of items to help raise money for a good friend.



520-2794 Bertocchi’s Auto Salvage

BOATS DOCKS for Rent: 2012 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.

Business Opportunities CURVES in Laconia for Sale: Call Brenda for more information, at 528-0808.

For Rent AT Weirs Beach. Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/HW incl Laundry hook-ups. $890/month. $500 security. 296-5314.

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 1 1/2 bath, Family room, office, 1-car garage. Country setting close to Rte. 106, newly painted interior. $1,000/Month + Utilities & security deposit. Call Andy at 393-8424

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BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor. Coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234,

LACONIA Almost New Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury 2-Bedroom Condominium. Air, large deck. $1,200. No smoking. One-year lease. 603-293-9111

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, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $890/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 Gilford- One bedroom, second floor includes heat, hot water and electricity. $740/Month. One month!s rent and one month security deposit required. 603-731-0340. 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. GILFORD: 4-bedroom, 3-bath house, garage, decks, hot tub, walk-out basement, lake view, W/D. No smoking. Pet negotiable. $1,650/month +utilities. References, security deposit, one year lease. 603-455-6269. 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.

524-4428 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.

524-4428 LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353

LACONIA house, 3BR 2 bath. $1,100 a month. First month!s rent and security deposit. 630-2614

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, NH Three Bedroom Apartments $800.00 per mo. Utilities Not Included. NEW YEAR SPECIAL NO SECURITY DEPOSIT. Pay first months rent and move in Section 8 Welcome, Income Restrictions Apply Well Maintained Units, Off Street Parking, No Pets Allowed. Contact us today for more info! 1-800-742-4686 The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Rd. Concord, NH 03301 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. Laconia2+ 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 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 1 Br, heat & electricity included. $750/mo. 603-781-6294.

LACONIA-DUPLEX 2 bedroom 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $900/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-8886

Laconia 3 bedroom condo- New carpets/paint, cheap heat (natural gas), $950/Month. 265-0624

LACONIA-Small studio, monthly lease, no pets/smokers, $500 plus utilities. 387-6333.

Accepting applications for our waiting list (Rental Assistance) Spacious units, on-site parking and laundry, hot water included, 24-hour maintenance

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LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234

TILTON 3 Br house for rent with garage and fenced in yard, washer & dryer, gas heat. $950/mo plus utilities. 603-286-4845.

GE Electric Range, Self Cleaning Oven, Excellent Condition. $150 Ask for Gary. 556-4832


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.

TILTONTWO CLEAN, UPDATED one bedrooms. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $640-$660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

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: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 3-bedroom apartment. First floor, parking. $850/mo + utilities, security deposit required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Large, Sunny, 1st floor, updated, 8-room apartment. Heat/Hot Water included, 4-bedrooms. $1,200/Month 566-6815 LACONIA: Messer St., 3 Room, 1 bedroom with sunporch, 2nd floor. $165/Week. Includes heat/ electric. $500 security. 524-7793 LACONIA: Small 1 Bedroom, $135/week, includes heat & hot water. References and deposit required. 528-0024. 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

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.


CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.

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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

FHA Heat/AC 3 Phase Power 72 Primrose Drive, Laconia

(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.


MEREDITH- 2 bedroom duplex apartment, off street parking. Parade Rd., no smoking/Pets. References and security deposit required. $750/Month, heat included. 524-2575

$300/month, heat included $625/month, plus utilities $650/month, plus utilities Main Street, Downtown, $750/mth, heat included.

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.

Call 524-4428 for more information

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.

SHARED OFFCES AVAILABLE IN GILFORD $425-500 per month Very nice and professional offices with shared common areas in Gilford Professional Park. Nice views, parking and well kept complex. Rent includes electricity, heat, cleaning service for common areas, central a/c and shared kitchen, as well as men and ladies' room. Contact Rob at 387-1226 and leave a message to arrange for a view.

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 FIREWOOD:

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Save oil & money, make hot water with a Fireplate "water heating baffle for wood stove". Restrictions apply, Email: or Call: 207-935-2502 for complete details.

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LA-Z-BOY power recliner, clean and works good. $100. Hardwood glass top coffee and end tables. Like new! $100. 32” colored flat screen TV with DVD player good condition. $200. Call 603-998-5439.

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

Help Wanted

NEW Screen for Toshiba Satellite M-305 Laptop computer. $75 firm. 603-677-6528


17 hardworking men & women for our distribution center in Rochester, NH. Due to an increase in product demand. We are looking to fill 17 positions immediately. Starting salary $500/wk, benefit package, vacations. These positions will not last. Call today; hours 9-5 for interviews. 1-(603)822-0220.

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 $50. 340-7066 or 366-2679 SOLID Maple Dining Table: (3' by 5') with 6 chairs. Excellent condition. $200. Call 528-2484.

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 Laconia, NH 03246

Furniture AMAZING! 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.

BEYOND the Fringe seeking 1 stylist w/ clientele 25-35 hrs/wk. Call 528-4433.


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.

Please fax resumes to 603-253-8126 or email to No phone calls please. EOE

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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 or fax to (603) 524-1839

BOAT SALES SUPPORT a new position open for an experienced boating person to support the sales team at Channel Marine. Duties will include; conducting boat demonstrations for prospective buyers, boat deliveries, training customers on boat operations, assisting customers and various other sales support duties. The position requires excellent boating skills, interpersonal skills, customer sales/support experience and a team player. Forward application or resume to or stop by Channel Marine in Weirs Beach to complete an application.

Is looking for a

HEAD CHEF Minimum 5 years experience fine dining, cost & labor control, training, SAF certified.

Benefits include, health, 401k & vacation.

E-mail resume to:

Marine Technician an established full service Mercruiser & Yamaha boat dealership has opened a new position seeking an experienced technician. Eight years + of experience with certification completed or in process in one of these brands is desired. Excellent pay & benefits in a professional work environment that values teamwork. Forward resume to or visit Channel Marine in Weirs Beach to complete an application (ask for Greg).

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.

Lost LADIES prescription progressive eyeglasses, thin brownish frames, sunglass attachment in hard brown case. Reward. 253-4334.

Town of Sanbornton The Town of Sanbornton is looking for a highly motivated Full-time temporary Truck Driver/Laborer. To perform a variety unskilled and semi-skilled work during operation and servicing of all types of heavy equipment and trucks. Responsible for safe and efficient operation of all town vehicles and equipment used to maintain roads. Also responsible for any manual labor and heavy lifting associated with road maintenance. Minimum Qualifications Required: A high school diploma or equivalent is required for consideration. Possess a valid New Hampshire commercial driver’s license, class B or higher with air brakes. Willingness to be on call and able to work outdoors in harsh weather. The position is temporary until July of 2012. Applications and/or resume to: Town of Sanbornton Truck Driver/Laborer recruitment P.O. Box 124 Sanbornton, NH 03269 Accepting applications until the position is filled. EOE For further information contact Johnny Vantassel,

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Annual Sweetheart Auction aids local charities, donations sought LACONIA — What do a remote car starter, scuba diving lessons, aerial photos of NH landscapes and jewelry have in common? All this and much more will be offered at Lakes Region United Way’s Sweetheart Auction on February 7. Hosted by Patrick’s Pub in Gilford and conducted by Auctioneer PK Zyla, the 10th annual auction will benefit local community programs. “Auction donors, volunteers and bidders look forward to this event, as the money raised helps people right here at home,” Allan Beetle, Auction Chair Judi Taggart and Auctioneer PK Zyla gathered early donations for the 10th says Auction Chair Judi Sweetheart Auction at Patrick’s Pub in Gilford on February 7. (Courtesy photo) Taggart. “The auction is made possible by a long list of businesses and indigart is looking forward to spending more time with viduals who donate hundreds of items, and a wonfamily, creating jewelry, boating, and filling her days derful team of volunteers who help with all aspects with things she loves to do. of the event.” The auction will offer something for everyone in Taggart added this will be a memorable event on the family, with a wide range of things for bidders a personal note, as this will be her final Sweetheart to take home. Early donations include sports, venue Auction. Planning her retirement this summer, Tagand concert tickets, clothing, tools, theme gift bas-

kets, handcrafted and home decor items, photography, sunglasses, house cleaning services, collectible dolls and sports memorabilia, and gift certificates from restaurants and businesses for products, services and lodging. Other donations include a Gunstock season pass through 2013, tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Series, LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 15, one night stay at the brand new Lodges at Church Landing overlooking Meredith Bay, a sterling silver, gold and amethyst bracelet from Lakes Region Jewelers, a wedding cake by Cakes by the Lake, a remote car starter installed by AutoServ, aerial photos of Meredith Bay, Franconia Notch and Mount Washington Hotel by Bill Hemmel of Lakes Region Aerial Photo, an InnSeason Resorts Getaway for four people, scuba diving lessons from Central NH Divers and Laconia Athletic and Swim Club, a cord of wood from Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, one year health club membership from The Margate, motorcycle rental from HK Powersports, a three credit course at Lakes Region Community College, and a birthday party and tour of the Laconia Police Department for seven children. Donations should be dropped off or mailed to Lakes Region United Way at 95 Water Street in Laconia before February 1. Auction preview and bidder registration will begin at 5 p.m. with live and silent auction bidding starting at 6 p.m. A preview list of auction items is available at Patrick’s, posted on and on Facebook. To learn more or to donate, call Judi Taggart at 524-6864 x104 or email

Two Flutes on the Loose at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center on February 5 PLYMOUTH — Aubrie Dionne and Peggy Vagts will combine forces to present a virtuosic program of flute duo literature, “Two Flutes on the Loose,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 5 in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center at Plymouth State University. The program will include works by romantic composer Franz Doppler, contemporary composer Gary Schocker and Baroque master J. S. Bach. Dionne is adjunct faculty at PSU, and Vagts, her former teacher, is professor of music at the University of New Hampshire. Dionne earned a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance at UNH and has studied at the graduate level at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. She is an active performer, teachers, conductor and adjudicator in the

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New England Region. Dionne has taught in PSU’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance since 2001. She also teaches at Manchester Community Music School and is the founder of The Alura Ensemble. Vagts teaches flute and music literature at UNH. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Morningside College and her Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is a winner of the National Flute Association’s competition for professional performers and has received a College of Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence award from UNH. An active performer, Vagts is a member of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and has



1981 Single Wide, 14x70, 3-bed rooms: Needs rugs and some other work, set up in a park in Belmont. Park rent $390/month. $5,000 or B/R/O. Call 387-2333.

been a member of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Soloists, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony and the UNH Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Free tickets for the recital are available at the Silver Center Box Office, 535-2787 or (800) 7793869.



MR. Junk. Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296

SAVE 30% ON PAINTING SAVE 30% on Interior Painting. Insured, references. Troy Turcotte Painting 455-9179.

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade


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

Real Estate

CALL DEAN AT 630-6180 FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.

CLEANING & ORGANIZING (Lakes Region): Home, office, garage, storage units, etc. Will remove unwanted items. Flat rate. Free estimate. Contact Anne @(757)506-6919.

Roommate Wanted 60+ Female wanted to share single family home with older male, with separate entrance and living quarters. No smoking/pets. Shared laundry room. lights, cable TV, heat & garage all included. Quiet Laconia neighborhood. $500/month. Call Bill at 524-1622

FLOORING & ROOFING And everything in between! Roof Shoveling ~ Decks Hardwood Floors ~ Siding Additions & More! Free Estimates • 24 Hours JP Smith Contractors

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

(603) 630-9811

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Major credit cards accepted

Carpenter- 10 + years experience. Finish work, sheet rock & painting. No job too small. Scheduling now. 998-0269

CLEANING Service from Jennifer Harwood. Over 17 years of experience. Great references, free estimates. 603.524.9407.


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

PIANO TUNING- Goodwin Piano, experienced tuner/pianist. Call 603-366-1904


M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

Reduced! 2002 Arctic Cat ZL 600 EFI w/trailer. 1,770 miles, $2,999/ BRO. Call 393-3635-Leave Message

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The Laconia Daily Sun, January 25, 2012