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GILFORD — Two more Lakes Region High Schools which hold commencement exercises at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion are now working to revise their 2013 graduation plans after being informed their chosen dates had become unavailable because of recent concert bookings. Gilford High School see Grad page 17
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cover the town’s basic firefighting needs. “This has severely diminished our firefighting capabilities and this is the wrong time of the year to have that happen,” Akerley said. Carrier said the Engine 2 crew was returning from a call Thursday afternoon when the 2002 vehicle lost power. He said the driver was able to “limp it back to the station” but when crews went to respond to another call, it wouldn’t go into gear. He borrowed an engine from Laconia overnight, but said Laconia’s shift supervisor called yesterday morning and said the city Blue View Vision, EyeMed needed it back because they and Medicaid accepted had to take one of their front527-1100 Belknap Mall line attack engines out-of-ser-
GILFORD — With the sudden loss to service of Engine 2 Thursday afternoon, and Engine 4 still being repaired, Fire Engineer Bill Akerley and Chief Steve Carrier confirmed yesterday that the town is without a front-line attack fire truck. Akerley said Gilford is no longer responding to mutual aid fire calls from other communities and is, at least until one of the engines is fixed, relying on mutual aid to
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vice for repairs. The alternative back-up from the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department failed its pump test, said Carrier, and is also out of service. He said a technician from Repair Services of New England came to the station yesterday, tested Engine 2 and determined a sensor failed in the electronic transmission. To get at the sensor, he said the bell housing must come out and RSNE can’t do it at the fire station. At noon yesterday, he said Rusty’s Towing disengaged the drive-shaft and towed the truck to Glendale. He said the irony is that Rusty’s was supposed to tow Engine 4 to Lakes Region Fire Apparatus in Tamworth for installation of its new pump yesterday. see GILFOrd page 11
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Wayward dolphin dies in polluted NY canal
NEW YORK (AP) — A wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted urban canal, riveting onlookers as it splashed around in the filthy water and shook black gunk from its snout, died Friday evening, marine experts said. The deep-freeze weather hadn’t seemed to faze the dolphin as it swam in the Gowanus Canal, which runs 1.5 miles through a narrow industrial zone near some of Brooklyn’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Marine experts had hoped high tide, beginning around 7:10 p.m., would help the dolphin leave the canal safely. But the dolphin was confirmed dead shortly before then, said the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, which didn’t immediately know how it died. Earlier, with the dolphin swimming about and surfacing periodically, bundled-up onlookers took cellphone photos, and a news helicopter hovered overhead. The New York Police Department said the see DOLPHIN page 12
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Court rules Obama ‘recess’ appointments violated Constitution WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate last year to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a far-reaching decision that could severely limit a chief executive’s powers to make recess appointments. The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit marked a victory for Republicans and business groups critical of the labor board. If it stands, it could
invalidate hundreds of board decisions over the past year, including some that make it easier for unions to organize. When Obama filled the vacancies on Jan. 4, 2012, Congress was on an extended holiday break. But GOP lawmakers gaveled in for a few minutes every three days just to prevent Obama from making recess appointments. The White House argued that the pro forma sessions — some lasting less than a minute — were a sham. The court rejected that argument, but
went even further, finding that under the Constitution, a recess occurs only during the breaks between formal year-long sessions of Congress, not just any informal break when lawmakers leave town. It also held that presidents can bypass the Senate only when administration vacancies occur during a recess. White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration strongly disagrees with the decision and that the labor board see APPOINTMENTS page 8
Only Mississippi abortion clinic get license revocation warning JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic said it received notice Friday that the state Health Department intends to revoke its operating license. However, the clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is not expected to close anytime soon. Under a state administrative procedures law, the clinic can remain open while it awaits a hearing by the department. That could be more than a month away.
Clinic owner Diane Derzis said this week that she expected the notice about a possible license revocation. Health Department workers inspected the facility Jan. 16 to see if it had complied with a 2012 state law that requires anyone doing abortions at the clinic to be an OB-GYN with hospital admitting privileges. Derzis said local hospitals would not issue privileges to out-of-state physicians who do most of the abortions at the clinic.
Admitting privileges can be difficult to obtain. Some hospitals won’t issue them to out-of-state physicians, while hospitals that are affiliated with religious groups might not want to associate with anyone who does elective abortions. “They were clear that they didn’t deal with abortion and they didn’t want the internal or the external pressure of dealing with it,” Derzis told The Associated Press see ABORTION page 10
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Exxon passes Apple as S&P 500 on longest winning streak since 2004 world’s most valuable co. NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world’s most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter. Apple Inc.’s stock has been on the decline since the company’s quarterly earnings report Wednesday suggested that its fast growth phase, rare for a company of its size, may be coming to an end. Apple’s stock fell 2.4 percent to close Friday at $439.88 for a market capitalization of $413 billion. That followed a 12 percent drop on Thursday, the biggest one-day percentage drop for the company since 2008. Exxon Mobil Corp. gained 38 cents Friday to $91.73 for a market capitalization of $418 billion. Apple first surpassed Exxon in the summer of 2011, displacing the oil company from a perch it had held since 2005. The two companies traded places through that fall, until Apple surpassed Exxon for good in early 2012 — at least until Friday. China’s largest oil company, PetroChina, could lay claim to having hit a market capitalization even higher than either Exxon’s or Apple’s, but only based on prices on the Shanghai stock exchange, which is isolated from the rest of the financial world because of Chinese laws on foreign investment. PetroChina’s shares also trade in Hong Kong and on the New York Stock Exchange. Based on prices there, its market capitalization never went as high as $500 billion. Apple and Exxon are among only a half dozen U.S. companies to have ever reached $500 billion in market value. Apple and Microsoft Corp. are the only ones to have ever hit $600 billion. Apple’s stock price peaked in September at $705.07 on the day the iPhone 5 was released. Exxon, in the meantime, has been trading steady. Its business — oil — seems less prone to stock market ups and downs than the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech darling. see EXXON page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks. The S&P 500 rose 8.14 points to 1,502.96. It was the eighth straight gain, the longest winning streak since November 2004. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 13,895.98, up 70.65 points. The Nasdaq composite gained 19.33 points to 3,149.71. Procter & Gamble, world’s largest consumer products maker, gained $2.83 to $73.25 after reporting that its quarterly income more than doubled. P&G also raised its profit forecast for its full fiscal year. Starbucks rose $2.24 to $56.81 after reporting a 13 percent increase in profits. “Earnings are growing,” said Joe Tanious, a global market strategist at JPMorgan. “The bottom line is that corporate America is doing exceptionally well.” Tanious expects corporate earnings to grow at about 5 percent over the “next year or two,” and stock valuations to rise. Currently, the S&P 500 is trading at an average price-to-earnings ratio of 14, below an average of 15.1 for the last decade, according to FactSet data. Apple continued to decline, allowing Exxon Mobil to once again surpass the electronics giant as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. Apple fell 2.4 percent to $439.88, following a 12 percent drop on Thursday, the biggest one-day percentage drop for the company since 2008, after Apple forecast slower sales. The stock is now 37 percent below the record high of $702.10 it reached Sept. 19. Apple first surpassed Exxon in market value in the summer of 2011, grabbing a title Exxon had held
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Obama trying to hijack the American Revolution “Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality,” ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama’s second inaugural. There he declared: “What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago.” Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Our “union,” Obama went on, was “founded on the principles of liberty and equality.” Nice prose — and transparent nonsense. How could the American Union have been founded on the principle of equality, when “equality” is not mentioned in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or the Federalist papers? How could equality be a founding principle of a nation, six of whose 13 original states had legalized slavery, and five of whose first seven presidents owned slaves all their lives? What Obama preached in his inaugural was not historical truth but progressive propaganda, an Orwellian rewrite of American history. Undeniably, the post-Civil War 13th, 14th and 15th amendments established an equality of constitutional rights. And from the Brown decision of 1954 through the civil rights acts of the 1960s, there was established an equality of civil rights. Black Americans were assured equal access to schools, public accommodations, the voting booth and housing. And Congress and the people overwhelmingly supported those laws. But if the nation did not establish equality of constitutional rights until the 1860s and equality of civil rights until the 1960s, how can Obama claim that “equality” has been the feature that “makes us American” and “binds this nation together.” How can he say that our commitment to equality is what makes us “exceptional” — when every Western country believes in equal rights for all of its citizens, and it was the French Revolution, not ours, that elevated “egalite” to a founding principle. And when he says equality “is the star that guides us still,” exactly what kind of equality is Obama talking about? Answer: The equality of which Obama speaks is not an equality of rights but an equality of results, an idea that dates not to the Founding Fathers, who would have been appalled by the idea, but to the 1960s. This equality is not a founding principle of the republic. It is ideologi-
cal contraband. For such equality can only be achieved at the price of freedom, our true founding principle. That idea that “all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still,” said Obama in his inaugural, “just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall.” Astonishing. The president is here making the brazen claim that the roots of modern feminism and gay rights can be traced straight back to the Founding Fathers and founding principles of our republic. But how? The sanctum sanctorum of modern feminism is Roe v. Wade, the discovery of a constitutional right to an abortion. Yet, for every generation of Americans before 1973, abortion was a heinous crime. And can anyone seriously argue that a barroom brawl with cops by homosexual patrons of Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in 1969 was but another battle in the long war for liberty begun at Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill? How could that be, when the author of the declaration Obama cites, Thomas Jefferson, believed homosexuality should be treated as rape, and George Washington ordered homosexuals drummed out of his army? What Obama was attempting at the Capitol, with his repeated lifts from Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, was to portray his own and his party’s egalitarianism as a continuation of the great causes that triumphed at Yorktown and Appomattox. He is hijacking the American Revolution, claiming an ancestral lineage for his ideology that is utterly fraudulent and bogus. Feminism, the gay rights movement and the post-1965 civil rights movement, with their demand for equality not simply of rights but of rewards, cannot be achieved without trampling on the freedoms for which the patriot fathers fought. And they cannot triumph without creating a permanent, mammoth and redistributionist state more powerful, intrusive and dictatorial than anything George III ever dreamed of. The freedom of all Americans to compete academically, athletically, artistically and economically must inevitably result in an inequality of incomes, wealth and rewards. Why? Because all men and women are by nature and nurture unequal. Some are talented, ambitious, industrious, lucky. And in a free society, such men and women will always reap a disproportionate share of fame and fortune. The only way to equalize rewards is to take from those who have earned and give to those who have not. And that requires the kind of redistributionst regime the Founding Fathers would have risen up against. As Obama’s America rises, the old republic falls.
LETTERS RSA 24:15 clearly gives convention control over budget transfers To the editor, The developing battle between the Belknap County Commissioners and the Belknap County Convention is quite interesting. It started at a joint meeting on Monday when the convention voted that the commissioners are not to move money from one appropriated item to another without obtaining the written approval of the executive committee of the convention. The commissioners insist that this action is improper under New Hampshire statutory law and that it will unduly restrict the commissioners’ ability to manage the affairs of the county. Both sides seem to agree that the answer lies in the wording of New Hampshire Revised Statute 24:14 I. The commissioners have now announced that they are obtaining an expert’s clarification of the statutory language, presumably in the hope or expectation of an opinion that the convention has exceeded its statutory authority. My own response to this dispute was to examine the statutory language that has given rise to the heated debate. It reads: “The county convention may require that the county commissioners obtain written authority from the executive committee before transferring any appropriation or part thereof under RSA 24:15.” Subsection III of the same statute delineates the right of the commissioners to move money from one line item to another as follows: “Unless otherwise ordered by the county convention, under RSA 24:14, whenever it appears that the amount appropriated for a specific purpose will not be used in whole or in part for such purpose, the county commissioners may use such sum to augment other appropriations, if necessary, provided the total payments for all purposes do not exceed the total sum of appropriations in any year made by the county convention.” RSA 24:15 III. It would appear from the quoted statutory language that the New Hampshire legislature has provided the answer to the dispute, not once but twice. First, the law allows the convention to require the commissioners to obtain written authority
from the executive committee (of the convention) before transferring any appropriation. In other words, the commissioners may not transfer any appropriation without written authority from the convention, through its executive committee, if the convention is so inclined. Next, the law allows the commissioners to move funds from one line item to another “unless otherwise ordered by the county convention.” The operative phrase here is “unless otherwise ordered”. Put differently, if the county convention orders otherwise, the commissioners may not move money around. The power of the commissioners to move the money thus depends entirely on the consent of the convention. Throughout my career I was taught and later taught others a basic rule of statutory interpretation: READ THE LANGUAGE OF THE STATUTE. If the critical language of the statute does not suggest competing interpretations, then there is nothing to interpret. In other words, the statute speaks for itself. In reviewing the statutory language involved in the dispute between the commissioners and the convention, I have looked, and looked again, for possible competing interpretations, and I have found none. Both of the quoted provisions indicate that the convention may require the commissioners to obtain consent from the convention (through executive committee approval) to move funds from one line item to another. It should be noted that the convention is not required to impose this restriction on the commissioners. Indeed, prior Belknap County Conventions apparently chose not to exercise this power, thus allowing past commissions to move money freely from one line item to another. To the current commissioners, removal of that prerogative is so disppointing that they feel it must be illegal. Let us all hope that they do not compound the problem by spending taxpayer money in a fruitless quest for a legal opinion contrary to the clear language of the statute. Hunter Taylor Alton
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To the editor, How dare Obama try to do ... anything? While not being a psychiatrist, I find it difficult to understand why the president’s fairly modest efforts at gun control policy reform seem to have utterly deranged some of the contributors to this forum. Mr. Nix makes the ridicules statement that the “current administration is not concerned with guns and violence.” He further comments, “Using executive orders... constitute an illegal act of making or changing law without the consent of Congress”. Those on the right like to claim that “executive orders” in themselves are lawless. What they fail to realize is that a president, Republican or Democrat, cannot do his job without issuing executive orders and other instructions to the executive branch of government. What executive orders cannot do is impose obligations or restrictions on the public, unless Congress, through legislation, has expressly or implicitly conferred authority on the president to do so. It is worth noting that none of President Obama’s executive orders on gun violence do any such thing. Although some news outlets reported that the President Obama signed 23 executive orders relating to gun violence in America, he actually signed only three. The first requires federal agencies step up their efforts to comply with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvements Amendments Act of 2007 and requires agencies to keep the president and the Justice Department informed of their progress. The second is directing federal agencies that “regularly recover firearms” to have these firearms “traced through ATF at the earliest time practicable.” Federal agencies have the authority to trace firearms they take into custody. The president is saying, “Do it quickly.”
The third memorandum/executive order directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services “to conduct or sponsor research into the causes of gun violence and the ways to prevent it.” The president is telling them to put “gun violence” on the list of things they research. In short, none of these memorandums/executive orders requires the public to do anything, or expands the powers of the federal government. So, which of these actions are the “outrageous” ones and “make laws in violation” of the Constitution? Please write and tell us exactly what part of Obama’s executive orders you find so offensive. I found it disturbing that Mr. Nix would refer to “acts of violence involving guns”, I’m assuming referencing the killing of 26 students and faculty in Newtown, as “minor in relation to the size of our population and “the only reason we see them as such a huge event ... is that they are “grand stand” by the press for political agenda reasons.” Are we to understand that these deaths are just collateral damage and to be accepted as part of our gun culture? I sincerely hope that these callous remarks don’t reflect the views of “responsible” gun owners. Mr. Nix, will you be the one to tell the parents of these students that their deaths were only “MINOR”? Are guns so important and life so insignificant that you can label deaths, even one death, by “acts of violence involving guns” as being “MINOR” — I don’t care what the population? The hysteria we’ve witnessed in recent letters by those suggesting that the government is “removing ownership of guns from the public” has no basis in fact. If it were true, these contributors would be sharing the House and Senate Bill numbers of these proposed bills and the names of their sponsors. L. J. Siden Gilmanton
GOP needs chair with new ideas & no ties to party’s past failures To the editor, Today, five hundred some Republican Party delegates will take the first step towards retooling New Hampshire’s GOP; their goal is the reversal of last November’s drubbing by the Granite State’s liberal Democrats, who joined with Independents and demoralized Republicans to reject the party’s conservative message... gone stale. These dedicated representatives of our party will be swimming against a rip ride of rejection of the status quo, when they select the next chairman of the state Republican Party. Should the five hundred party faithful cast their lot with the same GOP “leadership” who presided over back-
to-back election debacles? Should they second the opinions of the old guard, who favor Republicans who’ve been rejected — resoundingly — by New Hampshire’s electorate? Is doing things in lock step with the past, the way to the future of the Grand Old Party? Or, with the fate of conservatism having in the balance, should they do the unthinkable — and select a chairman with new ideas, an understanding that it now takes more than Republican votes to win, and who has nothing to do with past failures? This Republican hopes they make the right choice, even though it may mean standing tall against resistance to change. Bruce Van Derven, Bristol
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LETTERS Right to posses & carry ‘arms’ can’t be infringed upon by govt. To the editor, I am writing today so that everyone who has read my last two letters can fully understand the history of the 2nd Amendment. The original support came from the federal legislative branch, the legislature of each state and the executive branch in the ratification process. This support has also been provided by the U.S. Supreme Court and the supreme court of various states in the rulings that have been made. In 1837, the state of Georgia passed a statute banning the sale of all pistols (except larger pistols known as “horseman’s pistols”) and other weapons. The Georgia Supreme Court held that the statute was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment to the federal constitution. It said “... the right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, and not merely such as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in on, in the slightest degree; and all this for the important end to be attained: the rearing up and qualifying of a well regulated militia, so vitally necessary to the security of a free state.” Prior to the Civil War, the Supreme Court of the United States likewise indicated that the privileges of citizenship included the individual right to own and carry firearms. In the notorious Dred Scott case, the court held that black Americans were not citizens and could not be made such by any state. This decision, which by striking down the Missouri Compromise did so much to bring on the Civil War, listed what the Supreme Court considered the rights of American citizens by way of illustrating what rights would have to be given to black Americans if the court were to recognize them as full fledged citizens: It would give to persons of the negro race, who are recognized as citizens in any one state of the union, the right to enter every other state, whenever they pleased.... and it would give them full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might meet; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and
carry arms wherever they went. In an 1878 ruling the Arkansas Supreme Court held “If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of constitutional privilege.” In 1902 a ruling from the Idaho Supreme Court contains the wording of the 2nd Amendment and the wording of the Constitution of Idaho and says “Under these constitutional provisions, the legislature has no power to prohibit a citizen from bearing arms in any portion of the state of Idaho, whether within or without the corporate limits of cities, towns, and villages.” In 1903 the Supreme Court of Vermont, in a ruling on a local ordinance that banned people from carrying pistols said “The people of the state have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state. The result is that Ordinance No. 10, so far as it relates to the carrying of a pistol, is inconsistent with and repugnant to the Constitution and the laws of the state, and it is therefore to that extent, void.” The Colorado Supreme Court held in a 1972 ruling against the city of Lakewood held that “...this ordinance would prohibit gunsmiths, pawnbrokers and sporting goods stores from carrying on a substantial part of their business. Also, the ordinance appears to prohibit individuals from transporting guns to and from such places of business. Furthermore, it makes it unlawful for a person to possess a firearm in a vehicle or in a place of business for the purpose of self-defense. Several of these activities are constitutionally protected.” There are hundreds more rulings from the courts reaffirming our right to bear arms but to me the most defining ruling comes from the Oregon Supreme Court in 1980 where they said, “We are not unmindful that there is current controversy over the wisdom of a right to bear arms, and that the original motivations for such a provision might not seem compelling if debated as a new issue. Our
task, however, in construing a constitutional provision is to respect the principles given the status of constitutional guarantees and limitations by the drafters; it is not to abandon these principles when this fits the needs of the moment. Therefore, the term “arms” as used by the drafters of the constitutions probably was intended to include those weapons used by settlers for both personal and military defense. The term ‘arms’ was not limited to firearms, but included several hand-carried weapons commonly used for defense. The term ‘arms’ would not
have included cannon or other heavy ordnance not kept by militia-men or private citizens.” I believe this series of letters clearly shows that our right to posses and carry “arms” cannot be infringed upon by government at any level. If we want to prevent the tragedy of multiple victim murders then we need to concentrate on identifying and stopping the assailant to prevent these incidents and stop trying to merely change which weapon he or she will use. Greg Knytych New Hampton
I’ve done nothing but lawfully utilize rights handed me by founders To the editor, If you have contacted a local or federal anti-gun representative regarding gun control, the response (if you get one) is canned. So I propose the following canned response to their canned response. “By your canned response I see that you are marching in lockstep with the Obama administration on this issue. You say you strongly support the Second Amendment, but, as one who actually does support the Second Amendment, you must lack my level of conviction. You source the famed ‘Luntz Survey’, as is every other anti-gun politician and member of the liberal media. It famously declares most NRA members as being for background checks for all purchases at gun shows. This study was paid for by a rabid anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The results being reported are based on the results of misleading questions. For example, most gun owners DO agree that gun sellers at gun shows should be required to perform background checks. That is because gun shows are vastly operated by gun DEALERS who are required by federal law to perform background checks. If the question had been more clear — had the respondents been asked if background checks should be required for all private sale transactions and transfers, including gifts and inheritances, (as is being proposed) the results of the poll would have been totally inverted, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns wouldn’t have
paid for Luntz’s services in the future. When you see a poll, the first question should always be, ‘who is paying for it, and why?’ You use the catchphrase, ‘Gun Violence.’ Come on. It is murder. It is violent, senseless, heartless murder. ‘Gun Violence’ PURPOSELY takes the focus off the crime and focuses the act on the instrument used, because that is the objective; controlling private ownership of firearms by law abiding citizens (Republicans mostly, the people that voted against you, as you are surely aware.) It predetermines law abiding people as guilty for crimes they did not nor will not commit. It is like blaming the phallus of every man for the acts of a rapist — it makes no sense, it is illogical, it is bizarre — but with the media behind you there will be a certain level of success, especially with the Honey Boo-Boo crowd. And on a side note, why do we ignore the murders occurring in inner cities which account for the vast majority of crimes used in these statistics, yet exist in areas where guns are prohibited? High capacity magazines... what is a high capacity magazine, besides what the anti-gun crowd define as such? Did we see a massive reduction in shootings after the ‘94 ban? How could Columbine have occurred? What happens to the millions of existing magazines after such a ban? What will prevent the bad guys from making them, or importing them — I mean, if people can bring illegal immigrants, pot, cocaine etc. into this country, why not guns and magazines? So what we see LETTER page 8
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Sheriff seeking $300k Homeland Security grant for microwave communications By RogeR Amsden FORTHE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Sheriff Craig Wiggin this week received approval from the Belknap County Commission to apply for a $300,000 Homeland Security grant for a microwave communications system which he says can be completely installed by the end of the summer. ‘’It’s a state-of-the art system which will meet standards for 95 percent coverage from anywhere in the county,’’ Wiggin told commissioners Wednesday morning, when he presented the proposal. He said that it is an ideal system for the county with simulcast capability and can use the existing tower on Mt. Belknap and would be capable of being used as simultaneously by the Lakes Region Mutual Aid system in the event of an emergency in which their system went down. He said that there would be no additional cost to the county to acquire and set up the system. ‘’There’s no hard or soft match in the contract. We have to agree to maintain the infrastructure as part of our system,’’ said Wiggin. Commissioners agreed to write a APPOINTMENTS from page 2 would continue to conduct business as usual, despite calls by some Republicans for the board members to resign. “The decision is novel and unprecedented,” Carney said. “It contradicts 150 years of practice by Democratic and Republican administrations.” Under the court’s decision, 285 recess appointments made by presidents between 1867 and 2004 would be invalid. The Justice Department hinted that the administration would ask the Supreme Court to overturn the decision, which was rendered by three conservative judges appointed by Republican presidents. “We disagree with the court’s ruling and believe that the president’s recess appointments are constitutionally sound,” the statement said. The court acknowledged that the ruling conflicts with what some other federal appeals courts have held about when recess appointments are valid, which only added to the likelihood of an appeal to the high court. “I think this is a very important deciLETTER from page 6 have is simply an incremental step in disarming America. Hunting and shooting sports will be destroyed, selfdefense will be hindered (surely we will not deplete the magazine capacity of those who protect our elected officials), the spirit behind the Second Amendment will be stomped on, and it will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to stop another school shooting. And when that next school shooting does occur, that incident will be exploited to take away 10 round magazines... then sniper rifles, scatter guns, Saturday night Specials, etc. We know the routine, this is about getting rid of guns, if we wanted to stop school shootings
letter of support for the grant, as have local police departments who would benefit from the enhanced capabilities for their own dispatch systems. Questioned as to whether or not the department would still need a proposed $60,000 capital project for upgrading the current dispatch system, Wiggin said he hoped that would still go forward as it would provide a backup in the case of an emergency. He said that many of the problems with dead spots in the current system have been solved by the installation of a new tower on Pinnacle Hill Road in New Hampton, which augments two other tower sites, on Belknap Mountain in Gilford and Prospect Mountain in Alton. Wiggin also said that the current system’s base radio system is in bad shape and the main console is blowing three fuses a day, which compromises its effectiveness. Commissioner Steven Nedeau asked if the change to a microwave system would affect the towns at all and Wiggin said that the only change would be reprogramming their radios. The sheriff said he expected to know by the end of February whether or not the grant has been approved.
sion about the separation of powers,” said Carl Tobias, a constitutional law professor at Virginia’s University of Richmond. “The court’s reading has limited the president’s ability to counter the obstruction of appointments by a minority in the Senate that has been pretty egregious in the Obama administration.” The ruling also threw into question the legitimacy of Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray’s appointment, made on the same date, has been challenged in a separate case. Carney insisted the court’s ruling affects only a single case before the labor board and would have no bearing on Cordray’s appointment. Obama on Thursday renominated Cordray for the job. The case challenging the recess appointments was brought by Noel Canning, a Washington state bottling company that claimed an NLRB decision against it was not valid because the board members were not properly appointed. The D.C. Circuit panel agreed. see next page we’d protect our kids at least as well as we protect our money. I’m sure this e-mail will have little effect on your opinion on the matter, you probably spent your life hoping for the opportunity to promote such an agenda. Just realize that as a constituent, I feel like you guys are blaming me, punishing me and demonizing me for the acts of brutal, horrible people to promote an agenda I see as tyrannical. And I have done nothing wrong besides lawfully utilize and embrace the rights handed to me by God and our founding fathers.” Terry Threlfall Tilton
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With selectmen’s Glendale decision, is Gilford down to just single payphone? By Gail OBer
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GILFORD — When selectmen voted on Wednesday to ask FairPoint Communications to remove its payphone at the Glendale docks, they did it because it was costing the town $83 month and officials felt it was no longer needed. But once the Glendale payphone is gone, will Gilford join the ever-growing ranks of American towns that no longer have a payphone? The Daily Sun went looking for payphones in Gilford, starting in the places one could expect to find one — the movie theater, gas stations and shopping areas. The WalMart plaza has some holes in a wall outside the vestibule that look like, at one point in time, there was a payphone. The Gilford Cinemas have the vestiges of what was once a pay phone right down to the kiosk and an empty black phone book holder handing from its chain. There is an empty blue phone booth protected by two yellow concrete pillars at the Airport Country Store and Deli but the booth is gutted. Even the old payphone outside in the woods outside the Big Apple on the corner of County Club Road is gone. Norman Soucy of the Gilford Village Store has a story behind the demise of his payphone. Initially, Soucy began, the Pepsi truck hit it. He said the phone belonged to a private company, he didn’t remember the name, and they came to fix it. Just after it was fixed, said Soucy, “a plow truck hit it. Took it clean of the building.” He said he picked it up, put it in his back room and called the company. Soucy said he called a number of times and after a few weeks gave up on them. He said it was about two years later when “some guy” came into the store and was looking for his pay phone. Soucy said he told him it was in the back and asked him why his company never returned his phone calls. He said the guy looked at him and said, “Well we’re not very good at answering the phone.” “He left and I never saw him or the payphone again,” Soucy said. He said he didn’t pay for the phone and wasn’t getting any revenue from it. “It was really a pain,” he said. “The kids would throw gum on it, really trash it.” Ray Lakeman knows a lot about payphones. A Belknap County Sheriff Departmant deputy who works security at the Superior Courthouse, Lakeman retired from Verizon and was once the security manager for the three northern New England states’ payphones.
He said there were about 15,000 payphones in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont when he retired in 1992. “Just last week they came and took the one out of this building,” he said, noting it was a private company because FairPoint sold its payphone business. In May of 2012, Fairpoint sold it Northern New England payphones to Pacific Telemanagement Services. In their media release, FairPoint said at the time it had about 4,000 phones in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. At one point, Lakeman said it was a major source of income for the phone companies and he managed the crews that collected the coins. He said each box could hold up to $200 and part of his job was timing the collections so the money was picked up at the right time. “If it got full it went out of service. If there wasn’t enough money, it wasn’t profitable to collect it,” he said. The collections were taken daily by armored cars to Boston where it was processed by the Boston Federal Reserve Bank. He said every day, he reported the projected income to Verizon whose accountants factored the income into daily cash management. “It was a good business for the phone companies before cell phones. Wakeman has a payphone at this home. He was given a chrome-plated one by the company for his retirement. He said it is hooked up and his grandchildren “get a real kick” out of using it. But is the Glendale payphone the last one in Gilford? It is not. There is a payphone at Gunstock Mountain Resort in the main lodge just across from the
from preceding page Obama made the recess appointments after Senate Republicans blocked his choices for an agency they contended was biased in favor of unions. Obama claims he acted properly because the Senate was away for the holidays on a 20-day recess. The
The phone-less phone booth (above) on the grounds of the Airport Country Store & Deli in Gilford is a sign of the times. The pay phone at the Glendale docks (left) is still in great shape but selectmen say it’s no longer worth the $83 a month the town pays to keep it in service. (Laconia Daily Sun photos/Gail Ober)
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Proposed Meredith budget up 7% but tax bite won’t rise nearly that much BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — The Board of Selectmen will present its 2013 budget at a public hearing on Monday, January 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Although the budget includes the steepest increase increase in spending since the onset of the recession four years ago, the increase in the amount to be raised by taxes to 2.5-percent. Total appropriations of $13,627,633 are $892,315, or seven-percent, more than the $12,735,318 approved in 2012. Projected revenues from sources other than property taxes remain flat at $4,471,410. However, by drawing $1,475,000 from the undesignated fund balance (rainy day fund) — $725,000 to supplement revenues and $750,000 to fund capital projects — the tax commitment is projected to rise only from $7,792,737 in 2012 to $7,986,504 2013, an increase of $193,767. The increase in the tax commitment is projected to add nine cents to the town portion of tax rate, which would rises from $4.21 to $4.30. Since the town is currently assessed at 110-percent of market value, 2013 tax bills will reflect an adjustment to the assessed valuation. The budget features approximately $1.7-million in funding for capital expenditures that were deferred during the past four years of austere budgeting. These include two police cruisers, a command vehicle for the Fire Department, upgraded information technology and $500,000 for road improvements. Almost $200,000 is allotted to expendable trust funds
earmarked for future capital expenses while other funds will be applied to projects recommended by the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Committee and to retiring existing debt. The budget also includes a step increase of 1.25 percent and a twopercent salary adjustment for all eligible employees. The change of course in 2013 marks the end of four years of austere budgeting. Taking 2008, when $7.7 million was raised in property taxes, as a benchmark, the selectmen have budgeted to forestall increases in the amount to be raised by property taxes since 2009. The tax commitment decreased slightly in 2009, 2010 and 2011 before climbing 1.2 percent to $7.8 million in 2012. Meanwhile, the undesignated fund balance has been used to stabilize the tax commitment. But, by closely controlling and deferring expenditures, each year the town closed the books with an unexpended surplus with which to replenish the fund balance. Between 2009 and 2012, $3,011,077 of fund balance was applied against the tax commitment, which was slightly less that the $3,073,686 in unexpended surpluses that accrued during the same period. The fund balance stood at $3,592,665 at the close of 2012. Less the $1,475,000 included in the 2013 budget, the fund balance of $2,117,665 represents 7.4 percent of the projected gross appropriation of $28.6-million, which includes the town and school district appropriations as well as the county assessment, and 15.5 percent of the town appropriation.
Sanbornton man charged with drug sale SANBORNTON — Police arrested a 24-year-old Hunkins Pond Road man yesterday and charged him with one felony count of sale of a controlled drug. Chief Stephen Hankard said the arrest of Nicholas Godbout of 671 Hunkins Pond Road came after a lengthy investigation by his depart-
ment and the N.H. Drug Task Force. He said Godbout had about $3,000 worth of prescription drugs in his possession. He was held on $10,000 cash-only and is scheduled to appear in the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division on Monday.
ABORTION from page 2 on Jan. 11. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who signed the 2012 law, has said repeatedly that he wants Mississippi to be abortion-free and that he’d shut the clinic if he had the power to do it. Supporters of the law say it’s intended to protect women’s safety. Opponents say admitting privileges are unnecessary because the clinic has an agreement to transfer patients to a local hospital if an emergency arises; the patients would be tended by physicians on duty at the hospital. The clinic filed a federal lawsuit last summer as the law was about to take effect, arguing that the law is unconstitutional because it would effectively block women’s access to abortion in Mississippi by closing the facility where most of the 2,000-plus abortions a year are performed in the state. A 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade established the nationwide right to abortion.
U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III gave the facility time to try to comply with the law, blocking any criminal or civil penalties during that period. Clinic attorneys are asking Jordan to extend his injunction on the law. The clinic filed a plan with the state Health Department showing that it intended to seek admitting privileges for its physicians, and the department allowed six months for that process, until Jan. 11. The Jan. 16 inspection was triggered by the clinic’s missing the Jan. 11 deadline. The Health Department wrote a letter Thursday that was delivered to the clinic Friday, showing the findings of the inspection. The department noted that none of the three physicians affiliated with the clinic have local hospital admitting privileges. It said one of the physicians previously had the privileges, but those had expired July 27.
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Inter-Lakes board’s ﬁrst ‘round-table’ discussion centers on all-day kindergarten BY ADAM DRAPCHO CENTER HARBOR — The consensus seems clear that, for some students, attending pre-school and full-day kindergarten can put them in a position to succeed when they begin first grade. If that’s true, should Inter-Lakes School District consider offering those services to all young children in the district? The topic was discussed on Tuesday night at a “round table” discussion hosted by the Inter-Lakes School Board. Instead of being held in the Humiston Building in Meredith — the board’s usual meeting location — the meeting was held in the Center Harbor Town Hall, in keeping with the board’s new plan to hold its second meeting of the month in locations more convenient for constituents who do not live in Meredith. The board is expected to soon hold such a meeting in Sandwich. Prior to the regular business of the board meeting, an hour was allocated to facilitate a discussion among those present. Mark Billings, a Meredith resident, asked those present to respond to a recent report about the Head Start program, a federal initiative which seeks to prepare low-income children for kindergarten. A recent report suggested that taxpayers weren’t getting a return on their investment. Inter-Lakes, he was told, offers a pre-school program for students who are identified as having yet to achieve basic skills they’ll need to start kindergarten. As a “reverse mainstream” program, the preschool also includes an equal number of students, selected through a lottery system, who are on-track
for kindergarten success. Come kindergarten, most students have access to only a half-day program, while students who are still behind can attend a full-day kindergarten class. Students who enter first grade with a skills deficit run the risk of remaining behind their peers for years. However, if a student can be brought up to speed early in her educational career, research strongly suggests, she is less likely to require extensive special education services year after year. “The sooner you deal with these skills gaps, the less time you will spend late on in compensatory teaching... kids are natural learners,” said board member Howard Cunningham. Karen Sticht, a resident of Meredith, suggested that such early-intervention programs could also benefit students who are academically proficient but have yet to learn the social and behavioral rules of school. Dana Chase, a parent who works in the Laconia School District, said she had seen first-hand the results of full-day kindergarten while at work and asked the board why such a program wasn’t a priority in Inter-Lakes. The interest in such services has become heightened due to changes in society. While most of the adults in the meeting room had been raised in a household where one parent was able to stay home, they recognized that very few of the district’s present students were so fortunate. “It’s a different setting than it was in the 1960s,” said board member Lisa Merrill. While no board members argued against expanding access to full-day kindergarten, finding the
resources to fund the program’s expansion might not be such an easy sell. The discussion occurred during the board’s yearly budgeting process, and as in most years, the board was juggling the triple concerns of protecting quality of education, absorbing increasing costs passed down from state cuts, and avoiding onerous pressure on taxpayers. “We do get worried about funding,” said board member John Martin. “But the programs and kids drive what we put into the budget,” he said, adding that the district’s member communities might reach into their pocketbooks if the board and administrators make the case that it’s necessary. “Our communities have been outstanding about supporting the educational needs of our kids.” Mary Ellen Ormond said, “What we want to do is provide the services that we can, but we need to be mindful of what the communities can support.” “The all-day kindergarten program is one we’re struggling with right now,” Ormond added. Richard Hanson, board chair, said, “The evidence is out there, there is no doubt that money invested into early education repays itself.” Other topics touched on during the discussion included extending the school year and establishing a mentoring program. At future round table discussions, the board planned to discuss school safety. The Inter-Lakes School Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2013-2014 budget at 6:30 p.m. on Feburary 6 in the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. The next regular board meeting will be held on Feburary 12.
GILFORD from page one Carrier said in the event of a fire call, the town will respond with both the tanker and the pumper. He said the pumper holds two firefighters and 500 gallons of water. The tanker will follow with a lone driver. He said the attack engines typically hold up to four firefighters and enough water to fight a fire — 1,500 gallons. For Akerley there is no irony. “The point I want to make is not having Engine 4 means exactly what has happened today,” he said. He noted that Gilford the town will have spent 572.5 man-hours plus a new pump to fix a 27-yearold fire truck (Engine 4), and now it has to spend money to fix the 11-year-old Engine 2. “This scenario is exactly what the Board of Fire Engineers were concerned with when we asked for
a fire engine in 2011,” he said. “We are caught without adequate coverage in the middle of winter when every other fire department is having the same mechanical problems because of the cold.” He said that if the town had stayed on the capital replacement program mapped out years ago it would not be in this situation. “If people had listened to the experts this never would have happened,” he said. Selectboard Vice Chair John O’Brien said when a few members of the Budget Committee first challenged the town’s need for a fire engine in 2012 and recommended fixing Engine 4 to get a few more years out of it, he said the selectmen “bought into it” and recommended not buying the engine at the 2012 town meeting. Voters agreed with that position. After researching the repairs to Engine 4, he said the selectmen realized it was not in the best finan-
cial interests of Gilford to fix it and they voted unanimously to support the special warrant article this summer to purchase a new engine. Needing a threefifths majority, the special warrant article failed by 10 votes. “The dumb part was wasting $70,000 on fixing it,” said O’Brien who alluded to the dollar amount of labor and parts that will have gone into Engine 4 by the time it is repaired. “Now we’re fixing Engine 4 and Engine 2,” he said. “The savers in town talked the people of Gilford into taking a big gamble,” he said. “We lost this week and I just hope we don’t lose more.”
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Behind Dougie Hamilton, Bruins rally for 4-2 home ice win over Islanders BOSTON (AP) — One week into his NHL career, Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton is already a fan favorite in Boston. Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Hamilton had two assists, and Tuukka Rask made 24 saves in the Bruins’ 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
Patrice Bergeron, Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell also scored for Boston, which improved to 3-0-1. But it was the 19-year old Hamilton who brought chants of “Doug-ie! Doug-ie!” echoing around TD Garden late in the game. “I was just trying not to fumble the puck,” said Hamilton, who broke into a smile while surrounded by reporters as
No charges likely in wake of fatal Bristol crash
BRISTOL — Police Chief Michael Lewis said yesterday that he does not anticipate filing charges in connection with the head-on collision on Route 104 that took the life of a Danbury woman late on Wednesday afternoon. Susan Fullerton, 55, died when the Ford sedan she was driving eastbound near the Homestead Restaurant was struck by an oncoming Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by Michael Lemieux, 18, of Bristol. Fullerton was alone at the time. Lemieux escaped without serious injury. Lewis said that the road was clear of debris at the time of the accident.
Although autopsies of both vehicles are not complete, he said that neither was found to have a defect sufficient to have contributed to the collision. Nor, Lewis said, was there any evidence that either driver was impaired or traveling at an excessive speed. Lewis said that the collision occurred at about 3:45 p.m. when westbound motorists face the glare of the late afternoon sun and suggested Lemieux may have been blinded. He said that that accident reconstruction team video taped the scene during the time frame of the accident the next day to capture the conditions in which it took place.
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he sat at his locker. “It’s obviously nice to hear the support. It’s pretty cool.” When the season started, Boston had six games to decide to keep him or send him back to juniors. The experiment might be complete. “I think that’s why our guys drafted him,” Boston coach Claude Julien
said. “Those are the kinds of things we saw in him. We’re pretty happy with what he’s done.” Hamilton assisted on Boston’s first and final goals of the game. “It’s great,” Rask said of the chants. “He’s such a great player. He’s just going to get better.”
DOLPHIN from page 2 marine foundation’s experts had planned to help the dolphin on Saturday morning if it didn’t get out of the canal during high tide. The foundation, based in Riverhead, on eastern Long Island, specializes in cases involving whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles. The filthy canal was named a Superfund site in 2010, meaning the government can force polluters to pay for its restoration. For more than a century before, coal yards, chemical factories and fuel refineries on the canal’s banks discharged everything from tar to purple ink into the water, earning it the local nickname The Lavender Lake for its unnatural hue. The dolphin, which appeared to be about 7 feet long, likely entered the canal from the Atlantic Ocean through the Lower and Upper New York Bays and then the Gowanus Bay,
which leads to the canal. It’s about 20 miles from the canal to open ocean. It may seem strange, but it’s not uncommon for sea creatures to stray into city waters, though they don’t often swim away alive. A dolphin was found dead last August near Long Island, south of the canal. Another washed up in June in the Hudson River near Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers sports complex. In 2007, a baby minke whale that briefly captivated the city wandered into the Gowanus Bay and swam aimlessly before dying. Two years later, a humpback whale took a tour of the city’s waters before leaving New York Harbor safely. The 20-foot whale was first seen in Queens before it headed for Brooklyn, took a swing through the harbor and headed toward open waters near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
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Sunday, January 27 Guest Speaker: Rachell Lonberg, UU Minister Rachell is a chaplain at a hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota Sermon: “A Nearly Hidden Force” How is a UU congregation like a stained glass window? What binds us together in our diversity of belief and experience as one community? Join us for an exploration of community and covenant.
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Abortion opponents march in Washington to mark 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-abortion demonstrators from around the country marched through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to protest a landmark court decision that legalized abortion. The annual event took on added significance for many in the crowd because this year marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that created a constitutional right to abortion in some circumstances. The demonstrators, carrying signs with messages such as “Defend Life” and “Defund Planned Parenthood,” shouted chants including “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go.” They packed sections of the National Mall and surrounding streets for the March of Life. “I just felt this 40th year marked a huge anniversary for the law,” said one demonstrator, Pam Tino, 52, of Easton, Mass, who also participated several
years ago. “Forty is a very important year in the Bible as well, in terms of years in the desert. And I just felt like maybe this year (there) was going to be something miraculous that might happen. We might see something going forward with the cause.” With the re-election of President Barack Obama, she added, “we just have our walking papers. Now we just feel like we have to keep the battle up.” The large turnout reflected the ongoing relevance of the abortion debate four decades after the Jan. 22, 1973 decision. It remains a divisive issue with no dramatic shift in viewpoint on either side; a new Pew Research Center poll finds 63 percent of U.S. adults opposed to overturning Roe, compared to 60 percent in 1992. Earlier this week, abortion opponents marked the anniversary of the court decision with workshops, prayers and calls for more limits on abortion rights.
EXXON from page 3 Exxon, which is based in Irving, Texas, set a record in 2008 for the highest quarterly earnings by any company. In the first nine months of 2012, Exxon earned nearly $35 billion, or 10 percent more than the same period in 2011, on revenue of $367 billion. Results for the fourth quarter are due Feb. 1. Exxon, the biggest investor-owned energy company in the world, predicted in December that oil will continue to be the most important source of energy. That’s because cars, trucks, airplanes, trains and ships will still depend heavily on oil-derived fuels such as gasoline and diesel. This year, investors seem unforgiving with Apple, looking for perfection and punishing the stock for anything less. The company’s stock price slipped below $500 for the first time last week, as investors
saw signs that the iPhone 5 was falling behind competition from phones running Google’s Android software, especially those from Samsung Electronics Co. The latest quarterly report added to the concerns. Apple warned that its revenue growth, which had been running at a speed more reminiscent of promising startups than multi-national corporations, is slowing down considerably. A big reason: It has been nearly three years since a new product has come from a company still seen as the embodiment of innovation. That last product, the iPad, came in 2010, when its CEO Steve Jobs was still alive. Some analysts question whether Apple can keep growing by just releasing new versions of its old products. The long-rumored Apple TV, is still just that, a rumor.
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And even as Obama this week reaffirmed his commitment to “reproductive freedom,” state legislatures continue to consider varied restrictions on a woman’s ability to receive an abortion. In Mississippi, for example, the state’s only abortion clinic said it received notice Friday that the state intends to revoke its operating license. The clinic’s operator has struggled to comply with a 2012 state law that requires anyone doing abortions at the clinic to be an OB-GYN with hospital admitting privileges. Police do not provide crowd estimates, but organizers said hundreds of thousands may have turned out at Friday’s rally in Washington. Among the speakers at Friday’s rally was Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and staunch abortion opponent who last year unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination. He recalled the love and support the country showed for his young daughter, Bella, who was born with a serious genetic condition and whose illness led him to take some time off from the campaign trail. He cited his daughter’s life — “she is joyful, she is sweet, she is all about love” — as a reason to discourage abortion even in instances when women are told that it would be “better” to have one.
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Mildred ‘Millie’ Piscopo, 88 SANBORNTON — Mildred “Millie” (Scott) Piscopo, 88, of Sanbornton, NH passed peacefully on January 23, 2013. Born January 1, 1925 she was the daughter of Robert and Elspeth (Taylor) Scott, who were originally of Glasgow, Scotland. Mrs. Piscopo was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, John A. Piscopo, her parents, and a brother, Robert Scott. She is survived by her three children, John A. Piscopo II of Boca Raton, Florida, James S. Piscopo (and wife Nicole) of Sanbornton, and daughter, Cynthia Piscopo Howland of Pompano Beach, Florida. She leaves four grandsons, Justin ( and wife Michelle) Piscopo of Sanbornton, Corey Piscopo ( and wife Kristin) of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, J. Austin Piscopo of Sanbornton, NH and John Piscopo III of Boca Raton, Florida. She leaves also several nephews and nieces including Nina Contigiani Turner, Peggy Dea, Robert Scott, Richard Scott and John Harkins. Mrs. Piscopo graduated from Laconia High School and Empire Beauty School in Boston. She and her
husband owned and managed Mt. View Cottages and Motel on Lake Winnisquam for many years. She was an accomplished and well known artist in the Lakes Region and was known for her New England oil paintings. She enjoyed several recent winters in Florida with family where she also perfected her use of water colors. Mildred was outgoing and known for her ever present smile and joy, and her love for her family. Calling hours will be held at The Carriage House at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH from 4-6 pm on Monday, January 28, 2013 followed by a funeral service at 6 pm, also at the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Union Cemetery in Laconia. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Susan Fullerton, 55 DANBURY, NH — Susan Fullerton, 55, of Danbury, passed away tragically on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in an automobile accident. Born on July 26, 1957, in Concord, MA, she was the daughter of Roy and Bernice (Medeiros) Fullerton. Susan spent her early years in Carlisle, MA before moving to Moultonborough with her family where she graduated from the Moultonborough Academy. Susan was considered by most a “jack of all trades” as she held many different types of jobs throughout her working career; she was currently the manager of Woodpecker’s Restaurant. She loved nature and enjoyed many long and vigorous hikes throughout the areas many trails. She loved cooking, especially baking and was always looking forward to the holidays where she could spend time with her beloved family. Susan was a very giving and generous person who touched many lives; she always put others before herself. She is predeceased by her father, Roy Fullerton. Susan is survived by her beloved fiancé Alan Giordano, of Danbury; mother, Bernice Fullerton, of
Moultonborough; children, Wendy Burgess and significant other Dustin Cousins, of Meredith, Kristoffer Burgess and wife Moriah, of Meredith; three brothers, John Fullerton and wife Susanne, of Moultonborough, Alan Fullerton, of Largo, FL, and Roy Fullerton, of Sanbornton; uncle, Raymond Medeiros, of MA; five grandchildren, Angelo, Joshua, Alexis, Kaelyn, and Colton; best friend, Donna House, of Meredith; and many numerous extended family members throughout the area. Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), in Meredith, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:00pm through 8:00pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. Donations in Susan’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10001. www.alzfdn.org Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Susan’s Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
LRCC professors win first-ever Community College Innovation Fund Award LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) professors Dave Pollak of Laconia and Keith Fletcher of Belmont have received the first-ever Community College Innovation Fund Award which was presented at a Community College System of New Hampshire Symposium in Concord. The two will receive monetary awards of up to $10,000 to launch initiatives which will serve as models throughout the system. “My proposal involved the development of a video library of writing instruction so that students can have access anywhere/anytime,” says Professor Pollak, who teaches Social Sciences at LRCC. “Writing is thinking on paper and the more tools we provide students, the better their writing and the more creative their thinking. The initiative supports writing across the curriculum.” Pollak has been an LRCC faculty member for 10 years. “My proposal outfits LRCC’s mobile Energy Services lab with state-of-the-art equipment,” says Fletcher who teaches in the Energy Services and Technology program and in the Electrical Technologies and new Advanced Manufacturing programs. “Instructors will utilize the newest technologies and a hands-on approach to generate interest in and promote awareness of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.” Fletcher graduated from LRCC in 1990 and worked in the electrical industry for 18 years before returning to the college as a teacher.
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Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) professors, Dave Pollak, left, of Laconia, and Keith Fletcher, right, of Belmont, congratulate one another for receiving the first-ever Community College Innovation Fund Award at the Community College System of New Hampshire Symposium in Concord. The two will receive monetary awards of up to $10,000 to launch initiatives which will serve as models throughout the system. (Courtesy photo)
“To have two of seven Innovations Award winners come from the Laconia campus is a great honor and speaks to the creativity and dedication of our faculty,” says Tom Goulette, LRCC Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Both projects will have long-term impacts on the College’s ability to serve students and advance learning and I am very proud of both Keith and David.”
Data from the Backyard Winter Bird Survey is used to track changes in the distribution and abundance of many species. Each year about 1,300 observers across the state count the birds coming to their feeders. “The strength of the survey is that we can look at trends over the long term,” says Survey Coordinator, Rebecca Suomala. “We now have more than 25 years of data and we can see the patterns of ups and downs in different bird species.” Last year, there were record numbers of Red-bellied Woodpeckers and near record Carolina Wrens, both southern species that have expanded their ranges northward and are now common on the Survey. Eastern Bluebirds and American Robins were also tallied in record numbers. “The survey numbers show these two species increasing since 1997. They used to be harbingers of spring but are now increasingly found all winter, feeding on fruit” says Suomala. There were 74 species were recorded overall in 2012. “This year we are expecting high numbers of Common Redpolls, a northern finch that see next page
THANK YOU The family of Leo Labonte of Gilford, would like to thank the Gilford Community Church for allowing us to gather there to celebrate the life of Leo (Pete) Labonte. We would also like to thank the ladies for the wonderful food, drinks and hugs! Family and friends told great stories about Leo, sharing so many happy memories! So many hugs were given. We also thank you for the all of the cards with such loving words. The Leo (Pete) Labonte Family
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CONCORD — Stock up those bird feeders and dig out your binoculars for New Hampshire Audubon’s Backyard Winter Bird Survey. This annual statewide survey will take place on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10. Biologists need assistance from citizens all over the Granite State to get a clear picture of what’s really happening with the state’s winter birds. Anyone can participate in the Backyard Winter Bird Survey by counting the birds in their own backyard on the survey weekend and reporting on-line or sending the results on a special reporting form to NH Audubon. To receive a copy of the reporting form and complete instructions on how to participate, send a self-addressed, stamped, long envelope to: New Hampshire Audubon, Winter Bird Survey 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301 Forms are also available at NH Audubon centers in Auburn, Concord and Manchester, and on-line. Find more information about the survey at www. nhaudubon.org under the Birding page.
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Children and their parents had a great time creating memory boxes at a arts and crafts event held recently at Hall Memorial Library. The group meets every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Call 286-8971 for more information, or check the calendar at www.hallmemoriallibrary.org for a list of what’s scheduled. (Courtesy photo)
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a consistent long-term set of data that shows both the ups and downs. New Hampshire residents are encouraged to take part. Results from past years are on the NH Audubon web site. For more information about the Backyard Winter Bird Survey, call NH Audubon at 224-9909 or go to the web site at www.nhaudubon.org and click on Birding. There are two bird surveys in February. NH Audubon’s Backyard Winter Bird Survey that takes place in New Hampshire only, and the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide webbased survey on February 17-20, www.birdcount.org.
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GRADUATIONS from page one had planned to hold its graduation on Saturday, June 8, and Inter-Lakes High School was looking to hold its ceremonies two weeks later on Saturday, June 22. But officials with both schools said that Meadowbrook told them recently that musical acts had been booked for those dates and that the schools would need to make alternate arrangements. Meadowbrook said the situation had come about because of a higher demand by musical groups to book dates in June than in past years. Gilford Superintendent Kent Hemingway said Friday that he and other administrators were working to come up with a number of options for this year’s graduation to present to the School Board for action. Hemingway said he expected the earliest that the School Board would act on the matter would be at its next scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 4. The Inter-Lakes School Board is expected to deal with its graduation arrangements matter when it next meets on Feb. 12, according to Inter-Lakes High School Principal Patti Kennelly. Belmont High School is the third school to be affected by the Meadowbrook schedule. On Thursday the Shaker Regional School Board voted to change the graduation date from Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9. At that meeting Shaker Superintendent Maria Dreyer told the board it was her understanding that Gilford was making plans to hold its graduation also on Sunday, June 9, soon after the Belmont High ceremonies had concluded. But Hemingway said no decision had been made and that a number of options were under consideration. “We had a Plan A (for graduation),” he said referring to the June 8 date. “Now we are looking at Plan B, Plan C and Plan D.” He declined to elaborate about the various options, explaining that he had not yet had a chance to confer with members of the School Board. Similarly, Kennelly would not get specific as to
how Inter-Lakes might address the situation. Hemingway said that Gilford school officials had only learned on Tuesday that the date they had been planning on would not be available. He said the contract with Meadowbrook gives the concert venue the right to bump the graduation in favor of other events up until 60 days before the date and that Meadowbrook acted in accordance with that provision. Emma Womack, Meadowbrook’s vice president for corporate development, said that an unusually large number of concert bookings for June had made it necessary for Meadowbrook to tell the three schools that they would have to choose alternate dates for their graduations. “We have to shift the dates (for graduation) around once in a while,” she said, but added that Meadowbrook was working with officials at all three schools to find other dates and times which would almost certainly not conflict with forthcoming concert bookings. “We want to do everything possible to give them certainty” in their planning. “We are trying to be proactive.” But at the same time Womack said that Meadowbrook’s main emphasis is booking concerts. “That’s our business,” she said. Womack said that Meadowbrook first opened its venue to graduations about six years ago. She said that using Meadowbrook for graduations has proven popular with the graduates and their families. “We open our venue to schools because we want to be close to our communities,” she said. She characterized the need alter school graduation plans this year as “a bump in the road” and she did not think recent developments would make Meadowbrook any less viable as a setting for graduations in the coming years. “Graduation is the most important day in their lives up to that point, and we love to be part of it,” she said. Shaker Regional is paying Meadbrook $2,000 to host Bemont’s graduation.
EGYPT from page 2 tear gas and protesters throwing stones. At least six people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in Suez, where protesters set ablaze a building that once housed the city’s local government. Another person died in clashes in Ismailia, another Suez Canal city east of Cairo. At least 480 people were injured nationwide, the Health Ministry said, including five with gunshot wounds in Suez, raising the possibility of a higher death toll. Early on Saturday, army troops backed by armored vehicles deployed in the area outside the building housing the local government in Suez. The Third Field Army from which the troops were drawn announced that the deployed force was there to protect state institutions and that it was not taking sides. Friday’s rallies brought out at least 500,000 Morsi opponents, a small proportion of Egypt’s 85 million people, but large enough to show that antipathy toward the president and his Islamist allies is strong in a country fatigued by two years of political turmoil, surging crime and an economy in free fall. Protests — and clashes — took place in at least 12 of Egypt’s 27 provinces, including several Islamist strongholds. “I will never leave until Morsi leaves,” declared protester Sara Mohammed as she was treated for
tear gas inhalation outside the presidential palace in Cairo’s Heliopolis district. “What can possibly happen to us? Will we die? That’s fine, because then I will be with God as a martyr. Many have died before us and even if we don’t see change, future generations will.” The opposition’s immediate goal was a show of strength to force Morsi to amend the country’s new constitution, ratified in a national referendum last month despite objections that it failed to guarantee individual freedoms. More broadly, the protests display the extent of public anger toward the Muslim Brotherhood, which opponents accuse of acting unilaterally rather than creating a broad-based democracy. During his six months in office, Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected and civilian president, has faced the worst crises since Mubarak’s ouster — divisions that have left the nation scarred and in disarray. A wave of demonstrations erupted in November and December following a series of presidential decrees that temporarily gave Morsi near absolute powers, placing him above any oversight, including by the judiciary. The Brotherhood and its Islamist allies, including the ultraconservative Salafis, have justified their hold by pointing to a string of election victories over the past year.
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Interesting confessions and declarations will come out in your presence. There are many ways to interpret what is said, but your way will be the most accurate. You might want to keep it to yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can’t influence a realm that you’re not an active participant in. So you’ll mix, mingle and be part of the craziness. This is par for the course, and you’ll have a great deal of fun with it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Artists and photographers know that how you frame a piece can almost as crucial to the overall effect as the piece itself. You’ll keep this in mind as you share information. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The one who loves you may do so with such fervor that you’re not sure you want to be so adored. Try and sneak away for a break to recharge and get perspective. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The world can seem huge and cold, but you take comfort in it anyway because you know that there’s a place where you belong. In moments of uncertainty, you offer this same feeling of belonging to others. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 26). You’ll forge a path in love in the next seven weeks. It’s either a rebirth for an ailing relationship or a fresh page with someone new. In February you’ll give a stellar performance. The reputation you earn turns into money. March brings the financial stability you seek. Family business requires deft handling in June. Virgo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 11, 18 and 14.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There’s an outpouring of emotion around you and you’re likely to get caught up in the theatrics of it. Keep in mind that feelings are never wrong or right. They just are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You only want your loved ones to be happy and yet that’s something you can’t really control. What you can do is set the scene and be the example you want to see from them. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll master the fine art of encouragement. You’ll make loved ones feel at once comforted and challenged. You’ll bring out their best qualities, as well as qualities they didn’t even know they had. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Can you stay home and steer clear of the full moon madness? Well, you could -- but where’s the fun in that? Go out and be with the people you live so close to but know nothing about. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The full moon in your sign offers you a glow of glamour that no amount of styling could give. The less you try, the more you wind up winning someone’s fascination. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A special connection is building. Talking too much can break the spell. You could be moved to do a number of other things instead, for instance: cook, dance and laugh. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There were so many celebrations last month that you went into January feeling all partied out. For the first time in weeks you genuinely feel like letting lose and living it up again.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2013. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 26, 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney. On this date: In 1784, in a letter to his daughter Sally, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the choice of the eagle as the symbol of America, and stated his own preference: the turkey. In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state. In 1870, Virginia rejoined the Union. In 1939, during the Spanish Civil War, rebel forces led by Gen. Francisco Franco captured Barcelona. In 1942, the first American Expeditionary Force to go to Europe during World War II arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1950, India officially proclaimed itself a republic as Rajendra Prasad took the oath of office as president. In 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon — but the probe ended up missing its target by more than 22,000 miles. Charles “Lucky” Luciano, a leading Mafia figure in the U.S., died in Naples, Italy, at age 64. In 1973, actor Edward G. Robinson died in Los Angeles at age 79. In 1979, former Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller died in New York at age 70. In 1988, Australians celebrated the 200th anniversary of their country as a grand parade of tall ships re-enacted the voyage of the first European settlers. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Phantom of the Opera” opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theater. In 1993, Vaclav Havel was elected president of the newly formed Czech Republic. In 1998, President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, telling reporters, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” One year ago: The Pentagon outlined a plan for slowing the growth of military spending, including cutting the size of the Army and Marine Corps, retiring older planes and trimming war costs. An aggressive Mitt Romney repeatedly challenged Republican rival Newt Gingrich in their final debate before the critical Florida primary. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Anne Jeffreys is 90. Actress Joan Leslie is 88. Cartoonist Jules Feiffer is 84. Sportscaster-actor Bob Uecker is 78. Actor Scott Glenn is 74. Singer Jean Knight is 70. Activist Angela Davis is 69. Rock musician Corky Laing (Mountain) is 65. Actor David Strathairn (strehTHEHRN’) is 64. Alt-country singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is 60. Rock singer-musician Eddie Van Halen is 58. Reggae musician Norman Hassan (UB40) is 55. Actress-comedian-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is 55. Hockey Hallof-Famer Wayne Gretzky is 52. Musician Andrew Ridgeley is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazzie B. (Soul II Soul) is 50. Actor Paul Johansson is 49. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 43. Actress Jennifer Crystal is 40. Rock musician Chris Hesse (Hoobastank) is 39. Actor Gilles Marini (ZHEEL ma-REE’-nee) is 37. NBA player Vince Carter is 36. Actress Sarah Rue is 35. Country musician Michael Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 30.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS New Horizon Band of the Lakes Region music workshop day at the Music Clinic in Belmont. 1:30-3 p.m. for the concert band and 3:30-5 p.m. for the jazz band. For more information call 527-2785 or 528-6672. Meat Bingo to benefit the Gilbert and Smith families who lost their home in a recent fire. 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post #33, located at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith. Quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day hosted by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. 2-4 p.m. at the Laconia Antique Center, 601 Main Street Laconia. Cost is $5 per appraisal. Proceeds benefit the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. Original musical depicting historical events in Plymouth in celebration Plymouth’s 250th anniversary. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre in the Plymouth State University Silver Center. For ticket prices or more information call 535-2787 or go online to www.plymouth.edu/silvercenter/buy-tickets. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Hall Memorial Library daily events. Video sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 50 cents/VHS. Bingo for Books 11:30 a.m. Everyone wins at least one book. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off hosted by the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound to benefit the NH Humane Society. 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Free raffles and 50/50 raffles will take place throughout the night. For more information call 366-2255 or visit www.nhhumane.org. 2013 Taylor Community Music Series begins with the performance of renowned pianists Arlene and Christopher Kies. 3 p.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community in Laconia. For more information or to pre-register call 524-5600 or email www.taylorcommunity.org. Original musical depicting historical events in Plymouth in celebration Plymouth’s 250th anniversary. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre in the Plymouth State University Silver Center. For ticket prices or more information call 535-2787 or go online to www.plymouth.edu/silvercenter/buy-tickets. Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship Sundays from 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. The Gilford Performing Arts Department holds a fundraiser sponsored by Patrick’s Pub. 5-9 p.m. at Patrick’s Pub and Eatery in Gilford. Upon ordering inform server you are supporting the GHS Performing Arts. 50% of each foot bill will be donated to the program. Moonrise Snowshoe Hike hosted by the Moultonborough Recreation Department. Begins at 4:45 p.m. Playground Drive in Moultonborough. For more informaiton 476-8868 or visit www.moultonboroughnh.gov.
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Dear Annie: I would like to reply to “Arizona Grandparents,” whose daughter won’t allow them to see their grandchild. They asked whether it will ever get better. My granddaughter was 6 when my son and his wife divorced and I was no longer allowed to see her. I continued to send her a card and money on every birthday and at Christmas. I never heard back and had no idea whether she received them. Her other grandmother kept me informed from time to time and even sent me her 5th grade picture. When she was 14, my granddaughter wrote me a nice letter. I was ecstatic! I wrote her back, but heard nothing. I had no money for a lawyer and didn’t want to do anything that would put me completely out of contact. My son lived halfway across the country. When my granddaughter was 17, my son found her Facebook page. After her 18th birthday, I called her, and she was happy to hear from me. She lived only two hours away. We met at a central location and had a wonderful reunion. Since then, we’ve been in regular contact. She is now 23, married and expecting her first child. So, Arizona Grandma, don’t give up. Just do what you can, and hopefully your story will end as happily as mine. -- A Happy Grandma Dear Grandma: We heard from many grandparents, most of whom had happy endings. Read on: From Indiana: For two years, I did not get to see my grandson. During that time, I did a lot of praying and crying. For his birthday and Christmas, I would leave his presents on his front porch. One day I got a phone call, and my son invited me to come over, saying, “It’s time you got to know your grandson.” Our first visit lasted three hours. On the way home, I did a lot of praising God and crying. I now get to see him a couple of times a week. He calls me Grandma. I have
him in my life now, and we will continue to move forward and not dwell on the past. Florida: We have not seen our granddaughter in three years. My husband and I live 10 minutes away, but aren’t allowed to visit. At one point, my son wished me dead. I send cards and presents, but I don’t know whether they give these things to her or tell her they are from us. My friends say to wait until she is older. But she’s only 10 now, so I may not be around when she’s older. This is all over a stupid disagreement (with his brother) that we are paying for. I have three other grandchildren who miss their cousin. I have apologized and am willing to see her on their terms if only they would communicate with me. Maybe they’ll read this. Illinois: Nine years ago, my oldest grandson called and told me not to contact him again. I could tell he was being coached by his mother, my son’s ex-wife. One winter day early last year, my grandson and his mother stopped by my house unannounced. I was surprised and happy. It turns out my grandson had contacted my son (his father). Now he calls me Grandma, and we see him every once in a while. He’ll be 22 this week, and I hope to celebrate with him. Miracles do happen. Indiana: Your response to “Arizona Grandparents” was right on. My husband and I have had to deal with the same type of mean-spirited behavior from our eldest daughter. Tell them to keep in touch with their 7-year-old granddaughter with cards for her birthday, Christmas gifts and acknowledgments of the important times in her life. Our grandson is now 22 and in the Navy, and we get to chat and see him when he comes home. It does hurt when you are cut off, but in time, it can turn out OK. Please tell them there is always hope. They are not alone.
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CAIRN Terrier Puppies- 3 females, 1 wheat with black mask, 2 brindles. (Toto) Hypoallergetic, great pets. $300 267-8970
1998 BUICK Riviera- 113K, Excellent condition, green, leather, all options. Salvage title, $2,500. 603-496-5619
2000 Lincoln Towncar: Heated leather, moonroof, 8-disc player, remote start, 79k miles, great condition, 1-owner. $4,995. 524-6866.
BEAUTIFUL 3 acre Gilford lot with excellent frontage on busy intersection with existing 9000 sf. building. Perfect for any retail, especially local market/farmers market/craft type business. Owner looking for qualified operator/owner with capital to establish a successful partnership using our land and building. This is a real chance to be your own boss of a great business. Please call 603-455-9388 to discuss.
SEEING EYE DOG! Thank you to everyone who took the time to help find my German Shepherd! I missed her very much and she is now home safe and sound! LABRADOR Retriever pups AKC, gorgeous litter of 7. Healthy happy, 1st shots and health certificates, in-home raised (603)664-2828.
Announcement REWARD For information leading to the recovery of Moritz Tag-A-Long dump trailer, black w/white tandem wheels. Stolen Jan. 9, 2013, Moultonboro, NH. All calls remain confidential. Call 508-245-2402
Appliances 2010 GE Profile stainless side-by-side refrigerator. 25.5 Cu. Ft. Ice/water dispenser in door. $750. 603-387-2954
Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1990 Olds V-6 Auto. 138K miles,
2001 Explorer Sport 2 door, 4X4, 120K. Power everything, recent sticker. $3,200. X-tra clean!
496-5206 2008 Honda CRV EX, Light Blue, 74K miles, Excellent condition. $14,000 or B.O. 603-524-7911 98 Isuzu Rodeo- 35K miles, new engine, new everything. Clean truck, 4-cylinder $1,500. 603-832-8621 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. PRE 1972 Classic 4 speed cars wanted. Especially convertables. 978-771-8818.
BOATS KAYAK Wilderness Systems, 2002, 15.5 ft., yellow/ green, steering rudder, good condition, $599. 253-6163
OUTBOARD MOTORS www.outboardrepower.net Paddle King Paddle Boats, Custom Gheenoe Fishing Boats. Off season pricing. 603-738-2296 WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature
Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to www.start.youravon.com and enter reference code: dblaisedell.
Employment Wanted HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time cleaning. Hillarie, 998-2601
For Rent LAKEPORT- Nice Three Bedroom Apartment only three years old. Has 1 1/2 baths, natural gas heat, nice kitchen and walk-out basement. Includes washer/dryer & dishwasher. No utilities included. Available February 1st. Security deposit $1,075. and first month rent $1,075. Will pay $200 toward moving expenses. Serious callers only. If you are ready to move...call 603-524-8533 APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.) BELMONT2 Bedrooms, $700/month + utilities, washer/dryer hookup. LACONIA1 Room Efficiency, utilities included $500/month. 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities. 3
FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.
LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034
LACONIA 1 bedroom apartment. Close to Bartlett Beach. Heat & lights, $175/Week + security & references. No pets. 603-528-5940 LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $800/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479 LACONIA Elegant, large one bed room in one of Pleasant Street!s finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885 LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163 LACONIA, small 1 BR, $150/week. Includes heat and lights. References and security deposit. 603-524-9665 LACONIA- 2 bedroom house near LRGH. Includes heat & hot water, washer/dryer, and snow removal. $1,000/Month. No pets/smoking. 524-5455 LACONIABeacon St. West Luxury condo. Furnished, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite countertops, storage unit, gym included. Very low utilities. Free Internet & cable. Non-smoker/No pets. Security, lease & references required. $750/Month. 455-4075 LACONIA- Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment with sunroom & storage. $850/Month, includes heat/hot water. Near hospital and stores. Good rental history and credit report required. 603-707-1510 or 530-474-1050
BELMONT: Perkins Place 2-bedroom townhouse style. $775/Month, only $99 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034 CENTER HARBOR- Walk to supermarket/restaurants/water. Water/Mountain views. New paint/carpet, etc. 1 or 2 bedrooms, heat Included, from $645/month. No Pets. 603-937-1007
LACONIA- Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment. Newly painted ,Washer/dryer. $1,100/Month + utilities. 1 month security deposit and lease required. Available now. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Nice 1 bedroom. No pets/no smoking, $130/week plus utilities 387-6810 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 1-bedroom great move-in special. $650/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034
LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO. LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $925/month plus utilities. 875-2292. LACONIA: Dyer St. 2-bedroom townhouse style. Great move-in special, $775/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application fee. Call 238-8034 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Pleasant Street, 1BR, $750. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837. LACONIA: Spacious 2-bedroom 1-bath duplex. Basement w/storage, washer/dryer hook-ups. Big yard, parking. No pets/no smoking, $800/Month, + utilities. 603-387-6847 MEREDITH- 2-bedroom 1-bath townhouse condo. Laundry on-site, $800/Month + utilities. Parking/plowing included. No smoking/pets. 527-4160 MIDDLE aged Woman to share house. Washer/Dryer, cable TV, New room. $500/Month. 290-2324 Call Al MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipesaukee Waterfront home. Female to share with same. $850/Includes all unitlities. Cable/Internet 603- 253-8848 NEW HAMPTON: 2-bedroom apartment. Close to Rt. 93. Heat & Hot water included. $750/mo. 279-5577.
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NEW HAMPTON: Nice 1-bedroom apartment, sliders to private deck, 5 minutes from I-93. $620/month. + security., cat okay. (603)217-0373.
WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$225 per week. $500 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
Dining room table 42X66, opens to 42X96 with 8 upholstered chairs. Good condition, $250/OBO. 528-5202
GREEN FIREWOOD: Cut, not split $140/cord; Cut & split $175/cord. Dry pine, cut & split, $135/cord. 1/2 cords available. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416.
SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980
DRIOD Smart Phones- Motorola, HTC, Samsung. Refurbished & store models $75. Used Droids $45-$60. 387-3078 FIESTA Dinnerware: (4) 4-piece place settings. Colors: sunflower, tangerine, shamrock, seafoam. Excellent condition, $75. 393-9418.
SANBORNTON Rooms- Home near Tilton & I-93. One furnished $125/Week, one unfurnished $115/Week. All utilities, laundry, kitchen, bath. No drugs or drinking. Smoking okay. Males only. 603-286-9628 SANBORNTON: Efficiency apartment, close to Route 3. Clean, bright, newly painted. Heat & electric included. No smoking/ pets. $700/month. Security deposit and references required. 520-0859. TILTON
2-Bedroom, 1-Bath, 1st floor apart ment, offstreet parking, locked storage & basement, beautifully renovated including washer and dryer. $975/month includes heat, hot water, a/c & snow removal. No pets/smoking.
TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $630/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.
$1000 value Gift certificate Ice Hotel- Hotel de Glace, Quebec Canada. Feb 8th-9th. For 2 people, theme suite. Four course dinner & breakfast at Le Dijon, access to hot tubs & saunas. Second night stay Hotel Le Concorde Quebec. $850/ OBO. 603-393-8171
Bowling Shoes, Dexter SST8, 9-2W, top of the line with interchangable heels and sliders. Used three times, cost $180, asking $130. 496-8639
Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord, Got trees need CA$H?
WALL TILES: Ceramic, Glazed, 74 sq. ft., American Olean, 6”x6”, Sandy Ridge (color), $30. Please call 455-3686.
Furniture Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763
SEASONED Firewood for SaleCan deliver in Laconia area. $225./Cord 603-387-0147
NORDIC Track Pro 1000S Treadmill, $100. Total Gym XL $300. 603-387-4745, Leave message.
TREADMILL Power Incline, time, speed, distance, calorie counter, safety shutoff. $175. 279-4668.
PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call 524-1430.
Remodeling- Kitchenaid dishwasher, butcher block top, older model, works beautiful. Entertainment center, hardwood 54inX54in with glass doors, on coasters for easy moving. Couch with matching chair. Please ask about other furniture. 630-4523
26 inch Troy Built Snow Blower in new condition. $350. 286-8281
BOWLING Balls (4), Candlepin, Ram-Pro-Rubber, EPOD 72D, come with bag, used six strings, cost $220, asking $170. 496-8639
PRIDE Electric lift chair-Recliner. Hand control with heat and massage. New 2012 $250. 455-0006
(3) Beveled-Glass Mirrors: Each 22”x68” in wooden frame. Can be removed from frame. $300. 393-9418.
AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.
SET of 4 snow tires mounted on aluminum Jeep rims. 235-75-15. $150. Set of 4 snow tires mounted on Ford rims, 205-65-15, $150. 630-0957
INSURANCE Cross Insurance has an employment opportunity in our Personal Lines Dept in our Meredith, NH office. 3-5 years experience in this field is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and industry accomplishments. A generous benefit package is offered. Please respond in confidence by resume to: Wendy P. Bagley Cross Insurance P.O. Box 858 Meredith, NH 03253 email@example.com Cross Insurance is the largest privately held insurance agency in the states of Maine and New Hampshire. We are an equal opportunity employer.
DINING Room Set- Cherry table 40X80, six side chairs, small buffet, solid wood, original $2,300 selling $590. 286-4759 Dining Room Set- Table (expands to 8ft), 8 chairs, china, server. White maple overlayed with butternut veneer. $3,500. 527-0955
NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430. Two sofa beds, one with matching loveseat, free to taker . 527-0955
Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.
MARINE RIGGER Premier “Full Service” marina has an Immediate Opening for a year-round, full time Rigger. Looking for a self motivated & organized individual with great work ethics. Marine rigging experience is required. We offer a pleasant working environment, competitive pay plan, vacation & health benefits. Must work weekends in season. Please fax or email resume to:
Shep Brown’s Boat Basin Attn: Bill Littlefield, Jr. Fax: 603-279-3058 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 Annual Sandbornton Open House at Steel Hill in Sanbornton. 2-5 p.m. Free use of Steele Hill West pool. Hors d’oevres, soft drinks and entertainment provided. RSVP by calling 524-0500 Ex.0. Winter Carnival hosted by the Moultonborough Recreation Department. 1-4 p.m. at the Moultonborough Recreation Deaprtment. Registeration forms can be found at www.moutltonboroughnh.gov.
MONDAY, JANUARY 28 Mahjong at the Gilford Public Library. 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Help Wanted Appalachian Mountain Teen Project hiring youth mentor/ wilderness trip leader. Details at www.teenprojectnh.com DRIVERS: Start up to $.40/mi. Home weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR exp. req. 50 brand new Coronado's you’ll be proud to drive! 888-406-9046. LICENCED Cosmetologist wanted for small residential salon. Must have 3+ years experience & some clientele. 527-8980. MACHINE OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE BACK-UP POSITION We currently have an opening for a dye machine operator/back-up maintenance person. This position requires an individual with an extensive mechanical background and the ability to complete projects independently, as well as in a team environment. Machine operation and Fork Lift experience is a plus. This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a very stable and successful manufacturing facility. This position is first shift and full time. Starting pay is negotiable and will depend on experience. Benefits are available after 90 days of service. Please stop by and fill out an application @: Amatex Corporation, 45 Primrose Dr., Laconia, N.H. 03246 or Call Dawnn@ 603-524-2552.
Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Hall Memorial Library happening. Chess Club 4-7 p.m. The Biggest Loser 6:30 p.m. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk.
CALL: 225-7300 Or email your resume to; email@example.com NEW HAMPTON: Hard working, must be 18, to clean barn stalls, 2 hours a week, pays $ 10/hr. Call 744-0107 PT Experienced Custodian/ Floor Care. Sunday - Thurs. evening, 10 pm - 4 am. 30 hours per week, $10/ hour. Must clear background check. 524-9930.
Services HARDWOOD FLOORING DUST FREE SANDING 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERIOR Painting & Remodeling, cabinet replacements & repairs, flooring. Reasonable, experienced, insured. Dan 677-6763
$34,995 70X14 $58,995 52X28
• CNC Set-up Operator • CNC Programming • CNC Operators
LACONIA — Laconia Parks & Recreation announced Friday that there are two ice skating rinks ready for skating, one which is located are located at Memorial Park, off from Pearl Street, and at the Cove at Opechee Park. see next page
Lost mens gold, diamond, ruby ring. 603-387-5367
CURRENT OPENINGS ON 1st SHIFT
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Two city skating rinks open
MANUFACTURING POSITIONS IN LACONIA & CONCORD
If you have CNC experience and would like a pay raise please contact us to see how we may be able to find you a better opportunity.
Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073.
$66,995 38X26 Cape
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Home Improvements TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235
Instruction GUITAR LESSONS
With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. www.mikestockbridge.com (603)733-9070.
Land TWO Acres prime deep water oceanfront. Cleared, soil tested. Driveway in. Location Lubec Maine. $75,000 Firm. For more information, call 603-527-2607
Camelot Homes Rt. 3 Tilton NH
Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
Services PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
Our Customers Dont get Soaked!
528-3531 Major credit cards accepted
Bills Small Engine Repair. Snowmobiles, ATVs, snowblowers, generators and more. Free pick-up & delivery. 267-8766
CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.
Comstock Ind., is looking for skilled CNC Setup/Operators with specific experience in this field to work at a fast growing company here in Meredith. Fanuc/Yasnac controls as well as work with CAD designed programs provided by our engineers. Candidates must be motivated individuals, with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Good attendance and positive attitude a must.
QUALITY Firewood: Seasoned, dry hardwood. Pine or green available. Call for details, competative prices. 393-1708.
DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361 SPR Property ServicesMiscellaneous & odd projects. Hauling, cleanouts, dump runs, etc. Reasonable. 603-998-6858 Shannon
Applicants should have a basic knowledge of machining processes and measurement techniques. Must be able to read and follow blueprints and job instructions. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information. Strong computer, organizational skills, and ability to multitask.
HELP WANTED FOR BUSY LAW OFFICE Seeking part-time (with potential for full-time) Legal Assistant/Probate Paralegal to add to our expanding Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration Department. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently required. Candidate must have strong secretarial and computer skills. Experience with WordPerfect, Excel, bookkeeping and accounting skills a plus. Qualified applicants should send resume to:
Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC ATTN: Employment P.O. Box 575 Laconia, NH 03247-0575
This position requires the reading of work orders following production drawings, sample assemblies, and following verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed. Involving urethane casting, metal preparation and machining.
DELETED YOUR PHOTOS? We can get them back! Call 524-4042.
DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121
HANDYMAN FOR SALE Travel time 293-0683
HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277
cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed 603-356-4759 basementauthoritiesnh.com.
Storage Space LACONIA: Storage shed on South Main St. 8 1/4 x 4 1/4, $15/month. 524-1234.
Yard Sale BAG LADY BOUTIQUE Open Sat. 1/26 10am-4pm. Big Sale! Unique clothing/gifts, glassware + antiques. Better prices than the donation stores! Rt. 3 Belmont. Turn in @ Appletree Nursery- in the back. 455-0316
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Belknap Landscape Laconia Clinic employees donate to help Company achieves TCIA St.Vincent De Paul re-stock its food pantry tree service accreditation GILFORD — Belknap Landscape Company Inc. (BLC) recently acquired tree service accreditation status through the tree industry’s leading trade organization, the Tree Care Industry Association. Andrew Morse, Belknap Landscape’s Director of Landscape Management said of the achievement, “The TCIA Accreditation is a seal of approval and helps Lakes Region consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited on adherence to industry standards for quality and safety.” He said that TCIA also insures accredited companies maintain properly trained staff and are dedicated to ethical business practices. Belknap Landscape’s Arboriculture Division provides the a full range of tree care services, including waterfront tree surveys in compliance with the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act, cabling and or bracing of weak limbs or crotches, vista pruning, tree removal by hand and with the use of the company’s crane. Belknap Landscape Company specializes in landscape design and permitting, including extensive experience in Shoreland and Wetland Permitting, construction services including site work, softscape and hardscape design and installation and architectural masonry. Grounds Management Services include plant health care, turf management and seasonal enhancement services, along with comprehensive winter snow and ice services for homes and businesses. Plus, BLC employs year-round tree crews and operates their own crane services and offers design, installation and maintenance of irrigation and lighting systems, as well. To find out more, visit www.belknaplandscape.com. from preceding page The Memorial Park rink is under lights from 4:30 – 9 p.m. The department will also be hosting an Ice Skating Party on Friday, February 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Park. There will be a bonfire, hot cocoa and cookies. Call Laconia Parks & Recreation office at 5245046 to be sure the ice is still in good condition.
LACONIA – Laconia Clinic employees joined together once again for their annual Craft and Bake Sale held in midNovember. A variety of desserts were created by employees of clinic to raise money for the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry in Laconia. Proceeds from the craft and bake sale were presented to the food pantry in early January to assist with the restocking of the food pantry after the busy holiday season. This year’s donation was $634. This was the clinic’s fifth year of donating to the food pantry.
Cindy Caron (left) and Linda Godin (right) of the Laconia Clinic present a donation of $634 to Jo Carignan (center) of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry (Courtesy photo)
‘Not to be published’ Princess Diana photo sells for $18K AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — A photo marked “not to be published” that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for more than $18,000. The photograph shows a group of friends relaxing during a ski trip, with Diana reclining on a bed, with a young man seated behind her and a bottle of whiskey on the window sill. It was acquired by a British newspaper just after her engagement Prince Charles, but someone at the paper wrote “not to be
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published” across it, presumably because it would’ve embarrassed the royal family. RR Auction in Amherst, N.H., says the photo sold in the online auction Thursday to a real estate investor from San Diego for $18,306, well above early estimates.
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WARM & INVITING GILFORD home offers 3 bedrms and 2 full baths. Vaulted ceilings and open concept. There’s a woodstove in the LR to keep you toasty warm and air conditioner for hot summer nights. 12x12 tiled mudroom to drop your boots and gear. Big 24x12 shed for your winter & summer toys and a separate wood shed/ garden shed. Close to Gunstock and deeded Winnipesaukee beach rights..BEST OF ALL....$169,000
THE NEXT BEST THING TO LIVING ON THE WATER is living across the street from the water. Beautiful Lakewood Beach on Winnisquam is right across from your front door!! There is a permitted in-law apartment or open is up and you’ll have a sprawling 4 bedroom 2 bath Ranch. BIG LR with a brick fireplace, screen porch, deck, wood floors and 1 car garage. LOTS OF UPDATES!! GREAT LOCATION! $199,900
WAKE UP TO VIEWS OF GUNSTOCK SKI AREA in your backyard!! Beautifully maintained Gilford Chalet on 2.9 acres. Recently updated Septic, Roof, Furnace and Hot Water. Open concept living, bright & sunny!! Updated kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, lower level walkout family room with office . BIG view side deck and screen porch. Oversized garden shed..Start your seedlings because there’s a BIG garden area!! $155,000
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SAT. 1/26: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. & SUN. 1/27: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 53 Port Way, Laconia. Cape II: garage under, 2,374 sqft., 3 BR, family room FP, 3 BA, 12x12’ deck, sun room, and city water and sewer. $249,900. 15 Nature’s View Dr., Laconia. Cape I: 1,919 sqft.,
3 BR (master on 1st floor), FP liv. rm., dining room, 12x12’ sun room, 3 BA , deck, and city water and sewer. $269,650
FREE STANDING CONDO UNIT IN WILDWOOD VILLAGE!! One level living...SIMPLIFY!! Two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, BIG living room/dining area, office and screen porch!! Attached 1 car garage..Deeded Winnisquam beach rights, boat launch and possible mooring...just a short walk away..Also 2 tennis courts. Desirable condo community!! Just..$165,000
YOU’LL LOVE THIS GILFORD CONTEMPORARY!! Deeded Winnipesaukee beach rights and minutes to Gunstock Ski Area. Open concept w/a fireplaced LR, beautiful Granite kitchen, 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, lower level family rm with another fireplace, 2 big decks , security system and beautifully landscaped. $249,900
CONTEMPORARY GILFORD CAPE..NICELY SITED at the end of this cul-de-sac. Great floor plan for todays living…Spacious and Open!! 9 rooms, 4 bedrms, 2.5 baths and a 3 car garage. Wonderful open kitchen, dining and family rm with double sided fireplace. Hardwood floors and finished lower level..Close to the Village..$399,000
29 Port Way, Laconia. Cape I: Over 2,100 sqft., 3 BR plus bonus room, master BR on 1st floor, FP liv. rm., sun room, dining room, deck, and a 2-car attached garage. $274,300
3 BR Ranch: 1,400 sqft., 2-car garage. From $219,900 Directions: Rte. 3 (Union Ave, Laconia) or Rte. 106 (Parade Rd.) to Elm St., Laconia to Massachusetts Ave. Left on to North St. and then right onto Nature’s View Dr. to 53 Port Way.
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Sun Celebrations Births
PARKER JONATHAN ASHTON
Parker Jonathan Ashton was born on January 4, 2013 at 3:37 p.m. at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton of Laconia. He weighed 5 pounds 13 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia. The maternal great grandparents are Anita Dunn of Laconia and Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford. The paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works. Parker has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue, Amy, Dan, Brandon, Michelle, Nate and Beth. His cousins are Alexis, Kelsea, Dominic, Alex, Danika, Ashlynn, Connor, Shayne, Kaitlyn, JJ and Hailey. His golden retriever, Diesel, welcomed him home.
Faye Hartford of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Hilary Faye Hartford to Adam John Partaledis, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Partaledis of Peabody, Ma.
HARPER SUE SEAGER Harper Sue Seager was born on December 28, 2012 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She weighed 8lbs. 1oz and was 19.5 inches long. Her Parents are Adam Seager and Kristen Jones. Her maternal grandparents are John and Tammy McKenzie of Laconia and Tom and Jackie Jones of Laconia. Her paternal grandparents are Delores and Jeffrey Seager of Gilford. Her great grandparents are Donald and Frances Bossey of Laconia, Edward and Rita Jones of Ossippee, Mary McKenzie of Laconia, Norma Semian of Haslet, TX, and Marie Semian of Jefferson Township, PA.
Hilary is a 2003 graduate of Gilford Middle High School and a 2007 graduate of Keene State College. She obtained her Masters Degree in 2010 from Southern New Hampshire University. She is currently employed as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. Adam is a 2002 graduate of Malden Catholic High School and a 2006 graduate of Endicott College. He also obtained his MBA in 2007 from Endicott College. He is currently employed as a Sales Representative in the Southeast.
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