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Bloom’s building back in business; antiques center moving in from across Main Street By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Less than a year after opening its doors the Laconia Antiques Center has outgrown its space next door to Bootleggers and has begun moving its operation across Main Street to what was Bloom’s Variety store. Tom Smith, who operates the business in

partnership with Charlie St. Clair, said yesterday that they have taken a lease with an option to purchase the property from Gary Bloom and expect to be up and running at the new location in the latter half of February. “We outgrew the space, in about six months” St. Clair said, adding “we had to turn away dealers wanting booths and could not accept more consignments, espe-

cially furniture.” Smith recalled that when the two first planned the business St. Clair approached Bloom about leasing the space, but the two failed to reach agreement on the terms of a lease. ‘It just wasn’t the right time,” Smith said. With the move, the antique center will expand from 7,800-square-feet on one floor see BLOOM’s page 8

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LACONIA — In 2010, the first full year with a single-stream recycling program in effect, the amount of recycled materials collected in the city topped 1,000 tons for the first time. During the year, residents and businesses recycled 1000.12 tons of trash, 181.44 tons or 22-percent more than the 818.68 tons collected the year before. Curbside collection jumped by 131.38 tons, from 497.69 tons to 629.07 tons, an increase of 26-percent, while the tonnage taken to the three public collection points climbed by 50.06 tons, from 320.99 tons to 371.05 tons, an increase of 16-percent. Ann Saltmarsh, who manages the recycling program at the Department of Public Works, attributed the record results to the introduction of single-stream recycling and acceptance of a greater variety of plastics. “We’ve passed a real milesee ReCyCLe page 7

Tuesday night’s basketball schedule included a match-up between two of the better girls’ teams in NHIAA Division III. Newfound Regional of Bristol traveled down Rte. 104 for a game in Meredith against Inter-Lakes and the visiting Bears came away with a 49-39 win to raise their record to 4-2. With the loss, the Lakers record dropped to 5-2. Above, Inter-Lakes’ Mikeala O’Neill looks to make a pass that will complete a fast break opportunity. She is guarded by Newfound’s Meagan Patten. At left, the Lakers’ Allison Brown turns to head up court with the ball. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)



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DA tells jury ‘reckless’ behavior on part of gun show led to boy shooting himself with an Uzi

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — “Reckless and illegal actions” by a former police chief led to the accidental death of an 8-year-old boy who shot himself in the face with an Uzi submachine gun at a gun show, a prosecutor said Tuesday. But others, including the boy’s father, made the fatal decisions, a defense attorney said. Former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose company cosponsored the event, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and furnishing a weapon to a minor in connection with the 2008 death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn. “As a direct result of that reckless and illegal behavior, Christopher died,” District Attorney William Bennett said in his opening statement to the jury in Hampden Superior Court. Bennett said Fleusee next page

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Navy fires captain of USS Enterprise over lewd videos WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy brusquely fired the captain of the USS Enterprise on Tuesday, more than three years after he made lewd videos to boost morale for his crew, timing that put the military under pressure to explain why it acted only after the videos became public. Senior military officials said they were trying to determine who among Navy leaders knew about the videos when they were shown repeatedly in 2006 and 2007 to thousands of crew members aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. An investigation by U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., also is seeking to determine whether Capt. Owen Honors was reprimanded at the time. The episode has raised serious questions about whether military leaders can behave

badly so long as the public doesn’t find out. “He showed bad judgment and he embarrassed the Navy. Those are things that are going to be hard for the Navy to ignore or to forgive,” said Stephen Saltzburg, the general counsel of the National Institute of Military Justice and a law professor at George Washington University. Just two days after the videos were shown repeatedly on television, the Navy called a news conference Tuesday in Norfolk to announce that Honors was stepping down as ship commander and being reassigned to administrative duties ashore. “After personally reviewing the videos created while serving as executive officer, I have lost confidence in Capt. Honors’ ability to lead effectively,” said Adm. John Harvey, head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, in

Norfolk. Harvey declined to answer questions from reporters. The Pentagon said the disciplinary system isn’t foolproof but generally works. “There are always going to be people do things they shouldn’t,” said Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman. “They will be held accountable.” Yet Honors was set to deploy with the USS Enterprise this month as the ship’s commander when The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk obtained videos he made three and four years ago as the carrier’s executive officer. Honors, who took command of the ship in May, appears in the videos using gay slurs, simulating masturbation and staging suggestive shower scenes. One video also briefly included Glenn see NAVY page 6

DETROIT (AP) — Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. They’re still far from what they were just a few years ago — but that’s just fine with the downsized auto industry, which can post profits even if it sells millions fewer cars and trucks. For the year, new car and truck sales came in at 11.6 million, up 11 percent from last year, automakers reported Tuesday. For December alone, sales were 1.14 million, also up 11 percent from a year earlier. While the figures have some in the industry talking about a return to the glory days, it’s a fragile idea. Rising gas prices or

more economic trouble could still shake the confidence of American car buyers. But for now, executives are optimistic about this year. General Motors, Ford and Toyota all predict sales will come in at 12.5 million to 13 million for 2011. It will take years, analysts expect, to get back to the peak sales of 17 million reached in the middle of the decade. “The economic downturn has lasted quite a while,” says Jessica Caldwell, director of pricing and analysis for consumer website “It’s going to be slow and gradual rather than a fast bounceback.” Toyota was the only company that sold fewer cars and trucks than in 2009. The

company was stung by sudden-acceleration recalls in early 2010 and never fully recovered despite luring buyers with generous incentives. Production problems at its San Antonio plant cut its supply of Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks, and troubles importing the Prius hybrid also hurt sales. The company lost nearly two percentage points of market share, slipping behind Ford to rank third in the U.S. “We’re coming off what was arguably the most challenging time in our 53-year history,” says Don Esmond, senior vice president of Toyota’s U.S. operations. He says he is optimistic that sales will rebound in 2011.

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GOP legislative leaders repeal ban on guns in N.H. Statehouse CONCORD (AP) — A Republicandominated legislative committee voted Tuesday to repeal a year-old ban on guns and dangerous weapons in the New Hampshire Statehouse complex. Republican members of the Joint Legislative Facilities Committee and ban opponents cited the public’s constitutional rights to bear guns and defend themselves as why the change was warranted. They left intact a rule giving security guards the right to search people for weapons. Anyone who does not want to be searched has the right to leave the building. Nothing in the rules allows security to confiscate weapons. Weapons at the Statehouse became a concern when people with guns stood and shouted at lawmakers from the House gallery in March 2009. The disturbance was during debate and votes on a resolution to reaffirm the state’s freedom from interference by the federal government. The resolution failed. Democrats controlled the Legislature then and reinstated a weapons ban that had been in place from 1996 to 2006. “Gun free zones, if we wake up and smell the coffee, are a killing zone,” state Rep. Al Baldasaro, a Londonderry Republican, told the committee in seeking the ban’s repeal Tuesday. Reps. Jennifer Coffey, R-Andover, and Susan DeLemus, R-Rochester, testified that they did not feel safe walking to the legislative garage where their cars are parked. “I’m feeling very threatened as I walk past people who seem a little shady,” said DeLemus. Ban supporters said the public, particularly schoolchildren, touring the Statehouse shouldn’t be put at risk. Police have the training, not the public, to deal with volatile situations, they said. They also said police would have a hard time distinguishing among those with guns who were defending themselves from the aggressors if the ban was lifted. Former state Rep. Valerie Hardy,

a Litchfield Democrat, read a list of incidents around the nation involving gun violence. “There’s too much violence in this world,” she said. House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt of Salem challenged her. “The vast majority of places where those took place were gun free zones, were they not?” he said. “I can’t understand why people feel they have to have a gun everywhere they go,” she replied. Carol Backus of Manchester said gun rights are not absolute and the Statehouse should be a safe haven, particularly for schoolchildren touring with their classes. “Why should random members of the public be allowed to carry loaded handguns into Representatives Hall or the governor’s office?” she said. Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen of Concord was the lone Democrat present and voted against the repeal. “Our most important job this session is to address economic issues,” she said. “We’re spending our first day addressing an issue I fear will cause problems over time.” She predicted difficult debates would produce “passion, disappointment and defeats.” “Our job is to promote civil discourse and not to allow disruption,” she said. The House also will consider changing its rules Wednesday to allow people to carry weapons in the House chamber, anterooms, cloakrooms or any area of the Statehouse adjacent to those rooms. The rule will prohibit their display, but will allow them to use weapons in self-defense and to defend others. Currently, only law enforcement officers can carry deadly weapons on the House floor or adjacent areas. The change would leave it to the House and Senate sergent-at-arms to keep order in the respective chambers. State police and the Legislature’s chief of protective services would keep order in other areas of the complex. Senate President Peter Bragdon, R-Milford, said he did not know of a similar proposal to the Senate’s rules.

from preceding page ry’s advertising for the event falsely said there was no age limit or license required to shoot machine guns. “Fleury represented that it was all legal and fun,” Bennett said. “The evidence will show that one of the purposes of Fleury’s enterprise was to furnish machine guns to children.” Bennett said the boy’s father, Dr. Charles Bizilj, “thought this would be a great adventure and a lot of fun for the boys.” Bizilj brought his two sons, 11-yearold Colin and 8-year-old Christopher, to the event. Colin fired the Uzi first with no problem. Then Christopher went to fire the gun. Bennett said an unlicensed and uncertified 15-year-old boy was helping Christopher. The teenager gave the Uzi to Christopher and had one hand on the boy and one on the gun, Bennett said. “It was illegal to allow that child to

have the weapon in the first place,” Bennett told the jury. “Christopher is not capable of controlling this weapon. You will learn that this weapon fires 1,200 rounds per minute. “He (Christopher) puts his finger on that trigger. It flips back. The small size of the gun makes it possible for the muzzle to come right back into his face,” the prosecutor said. Bennett said a bullet went through Christopher’s face. A retired state medical examiner, Dr. Loren Mednick, testified Tuesday that Christopher suffered such extensive brain damage and bleeding that it was impossible to save him. A graphic video of the accident recorded by the boy’s father is expected to be introduced as evidence. Judge Peter Velis ruled Monday over the objections of prosecution and defense attorneys that there is no legal reason to prohibit media access to the video.

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Londonderry man to fight speeding ticket he got while rushing laboring wife to hospital LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man says he’s going to fight a speeding ticket he received after rushing his wife to the hospital when she was in labor. State Police say John Coughlin hit a speed of 102 mph on Interstate 293 on Sept. 18 as he rushed to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester with his wife Angela. Coughlin is due in court Thursday.

The Coughlins called 911 after a trooper tried to stop them and said the baby was about to be born. The trooper turned the pursuit into an escort to the hospital. WMUR-TV says baby Kyle was born six minutes after the Coughlins reached the hospital. John Coughlin says the trooper congratulated him on the birth of his son and then gave him a ticket.

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We’re a global powerhouse at exporting . . . our jobs By gollies, America is still an exporting powerhouse. In fact, the good ol’ U.S.A. is No. 1 in the world in exports! Our corporate leaders, backed by Republicans and Democrats alike in Washington, are now routinely exporting America’s most precious goods — our jobs, factories, technologies and middle-class opportunities. With unemployment and underemployment devastating millions of families in our country, perhaps you’ve assumed that U.S. corporations simply aren’t hiring these days. Nonsense. They added 1.4-million jobs last year alone — overseas. For example, more than half of Caterpillar’s new hires in 2010 were in foreign countries. Many more of this giant’s jobs are headed offshore in the near future, for Caterpillar, which was once an iconic American brand, has recently invested in three new plants in China. It’ll not only manufacture tractors and bulldozers there, but it’ll also begin to ship its design work and technology development jobs to China. Likewise, DuPont, once proud of its U.S. workforce, has slashed its number of American employees in recent years, while increasing its Asia-Pacific workforce by more than half. Indeed, DuPont no longer considers itself American — “We are a global player,” sniffs its chief innovation officer. Such homemade brands as CocaCola, Dell and IBM are also among the multitude of corporations abandoning our shores and our middle class. Of course, they keep their posh headquarters here so they and their top executives can continue enjoying all that America has to offer. Calvin Coolidge once famously asserted that “what’s good for business is good for America.” That’s myopic enough, but today’s narcissistic CEOs are even more self-centered, declaring that “what’s good for business is good for business, America be damned.” In fact, profits are up, the stock market is roaring, corporations are awash in cash, CEOs are reaping fabulous paychecks again, and — did you hear? — holiday spending reached its highest level in four years. Forget last year’s talk of gloom, all economic indicators are now on zoom, headed for a new boom!

Well, maybe not all indicators. There is still that pesky little problem of joblessness, for instance. Most politicos and economists, however, no longer want to be bothered with the fact that millions of our people are either unemployed or underemployed. Jobs, they say dismissively, are merely a “lagging economic indicator,” a problem that’ll take care of itself in the by and by. Just be patient. And be quiet. But jobs have been “lagging” for years now, and there’s no sign that this problem will ever take care of itself. To the contrary, America’s corporate elite have learned that they can prosper by deliberately holding the workaday majority in a new normal of job insecurity. No one at the top wants to admit it, but big business has quietly been imposing a structural transformation on our economy, shifting from a workforce of permanent employees to one in which most jobs are temporary, scarce, low-paid, without benefits and with no upward mobility. Of the 1.2-million jobs created by the private sector last year, for example, 26-percent were temporary positions, and in November, temp jobs soared to 80-percent of that month’s total. What’s happening here is not merely a matter of a few million folks being momentarily down on their luck, but of an intentional dismantling of America’s middle-class structure. The Powers That Be can talk all they want about a boom, but working families — America’s majority — know better. A boom for whom? they ask. They can plainly see that self-serving elites are jury-rigging the job market, lowering the standard of living and closing opportunities for millions. The elites don’t know it yet, but they are playing with dynamite. Our society can tolerate such raw selfishness by the privileged few, or it can have democracy. It can’t have both. (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including “There’s Nothing In the Middle of Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos” and his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)

— LETTERS — Free Ward Bird, don’t pardon him; he committed no crime To the editor, I want to know why Ward Bird was singled out to be arrested when Ms. Harris said he waved a gun? Funny she could see a small gun but not all those “No Trespassing” signs. Furthermore, Mr. Bird’s niece had told Ms. Harris not to go on posted property. Also, in your paper you had an article that supposedly Mr. Bird’s

ing was done to the brother-in-law. Which is more dangerous? A supposedly waving of a gun or an supposedly actual gun shot? Both cases were he said or she said — no proof either way. Free Ward Bird, not by pardon. No crime was committed. He should have been freed a long time ago, this was a miscarriage of justice. Betty Fortier

LETTERS Tea Party movement is only hope of stopping plunge into tyranny To the editor, While United States citizens were enjoying their eggnog and toasting the new year with champagne, our ever intrusive and power hungry government was busy dictating food safety plans for not only it’s clueless subjects, but also for foreign governments. Ridiculous, absurd you say? Well, just check page 217 of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. This according to Mike Adams of the report. This global “food safety” plan is to be developed under the consultation to the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Treasury. It will adopt a globalist food plan — Codex Alimentarius — which was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) under United Nations auspices. According to Mr. Adams, the FDA will “harmonize” the U.S. food and dietary supplement industries with global codex requirements. I may have take funds from my IRA to stockpile nutritional supplements. Apparently, this will give the FDA (aka our nanny state government) the power to outlaw healthy doses of vitamins and minerals. Selling Vitamin D in healthy maintenance doses of 4000 to 50000 IU per capsule may very well be criminalized. Products can be seized and destroyed by FDA agents. This will result in a nutritionally deficient, diseased population which will make Big Pharma euphoric beyond it’s wildest dreams. Yeah, so many more sick people to treat with medication, vaccinations and chemotherapy. Historians have so often noted that a defining characteristic of falling or collapsing governments is stepped up aggressiveness especially toward it’s own citizens. According to Robert Scott Bell, the supposed exemptions in the bill for small family farms is a scam. Our totally power drunk government is also engaged in lobbying other countries to accept geneticallymodified organisms in their food. Is our own government, specifically the FDA declaring war against those of us who believe in our health sover-

eignty under the guise of a so-called Food Safety Modernization Act? Sure sounds like it to me. While the Islamist terrorists use stealth means (takia) to destroy our country when bombing doesn’t work, our government takes a back seat to no one when it comes to ignoring the Constitution and bypassing proper legislative governance in favor of administrative fiat. Passing bills without having read them while adding layers upon layers of bureaucratic red tape that is killing our economy. It’s not enough that the government has it’s boot on the throat of entrepreneurs and small businesses, now they will be using their viral boots to crush our freedom to decide how to care for our bodies. This is complete insanity and it is all happening so fast under the current administration at mind numbing speed. To quote Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, “I believe in Liberty, I believe in America’s founding principles and I believe in the Bill of Rights. And I will fight to defend it. Nowhere in the world is there another country that is more free than America once was. This freedom is worth fighting for”. Our freedoms are disappearing at dizzying speed and the time is indeed growing short. I fear the point of no return is drawing ever close like a nor’easter churning up the eastern seaboard. I truly believe that the Tea Party movement is our only hope of stopping this nightmarish plunge into progressive tyranny and the demise of the greatest liberty experiment in the history of mankind. I am ready for the fight of my life to preserve the liberties I’ve enjoyed so that my children and grandchildren will have the same chance during their lifetime. If you are not upset and angry and ready to defend your freedoms, then you are either not paying attention or you just don’t appreciate the Republic that our founding fathers presented to us. Benjamin Franklin wondered if we would be able to keep it. We are about to find out. Russ Wiles Tilton

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LETTERS Legislature is going to downshift cost to local property taxpayers To the editor, The holidays are past, 2011 has begun. I have had a couple of months to reflect on my experience of running for the New Hampshire House of Representatives. What an experience it was! I will say that the best part of it was meeting so many great people, making so many new friends and the heartfelt sincere support that I received. The worst part of it for me was realizing the negativity and how angry people have become with politics. I certainly understand. I find it very disheartening myself and so would Gouverneur Morris. While reviewing the some 875 Legislative Service Requests for 2011, I also have come to realize that many people run for office for wrong and self-centered reasons. That may sound naive, but the campaign taradiddle that is coming to the surface is ridiculous. Most of the proposed legislation for this session has absolutely nothing to do with creating jobs, cutting spending or shrinking government. Speaking of shrinking government,

while each LSR costs N.H. approximately $1,500 why would the new General Court submit close to 900 LSR’s, most of which are meaningless, will not create jobs, will not help our economy and will cost us a ballpark of $1,332,000? I urge constituents to read the proposed Legislative Service Requests ( Click on 2011 Bill Requests (LSR’s) then click on see all Bill Requests. I am sure that you will find the read interesting. You may even decide to contact your legislators. It is obvious that the incoming legislature is going to concentrate on bills that will result in downshifting on the local property tax payers. That will be tragic, since many people who are living on fixed incomes in our local communities will be paying the consequences. Hold on for the ride. Luckily, going in reverse is much slower moving than going forward! As someone says, just my honest opinion. Carla Horne Meredith

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The purpose of government is to help people who are in need To the editor, Mmmm. Tears are shed. Here it’s New Years Day 2011 and history repeats itself, it was a sad day for America. If you still travel around the country on the trains and the turnpikes, back roads, you still will see Americans with their children, homeless veterans after fighting a war, living in camps, tents, cardboard huts, sleeping in back alleys, on the riverbank, in fields. It hasn’t gone away — we have. I believe it is up to Congress to help make their lives better, if we can go to other countries and call their leadership evil for the way they treat their citizens, what do we call ours? We, they, Congress, our leaders, can have everything in life they want if they

just help others to get the things they need. No one chooses to be homeless, without jobs, food, medical care. I think we lost track of what the purpose of government is. The purpose of government, is to help people when in need. If people prosper, so will our country. Some live in a bubble, they don’t see or feel the suffering. Yes, history has repeated itself, well we continue in the same selfless way? We throw God and country, yellow ribbons, patriotism in everything we “say.” But what do we “do?” “For if you do for the least of these, you do for me.” Pray for America, we need all the help we can get. Nancy Leclerc North Woodstock

Anna, calm down and enjoy life, you don’t have to be so angry To the editor, I guess you could say this mostly for Anna DeRose. Anna, why do you have so much anger in your heart? When I read your letters, they are always in large print and sound violent. You don’t have to use large print to make a point, or to get our attention. And yes, Christmas is Christmas, but there are other holidays also: Happy Hanukkah, New Years and others ways of saying Merry Christmas. And, yes, the true meaning of Christ-mas is of the

Christ child being born. I’m sure everyone who believes in Christ knows that, Anna. You have many a good point in the letter you have written, without large letters. No one, I’m sure, is picking you out of the crowd to yell at. People complain about different things others say, too. So, Anna DeRose, calm down, enjoy life . . . and I say to you wholeheartedly, Merry Christmas and God Bless! E. J. Michael Winnisquam

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Dusting of snow makes for slippery after-work commute Laconia police say a little bit of snow that fell yesterday evening made for a good deal of slipping and  sliding on local roads. The road conditions were cited as a contributing factor when a 77-year-old  man driving a Chevrolet Tracker, Roland Kimball of Meredith, lost control on Parade Road and struck a  telephone pole with the driver’s side door, then slid halfway down an embankment. Kimball was found  by emergency responders to be conscious but disoriented and bleeding from the forehead. He was  transported to Lakes Region General Hospital for treatment  of possible head injuries. A female passenger, Marilyn Rushton, also of Meredith, was said to have not been hurt. Because the crash occurred  shortly after 6 p.m., traffic was backed up considerably while emergency responders worked at the scene. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)


REAL ESTATE TAXES TOO HIGH? REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2011 As you may have read in recent business and economic reports, real estate tax assessments in many New Hampshire municipalities have not been reduced to reflect some very significant, if not drastic drops in current fair market values. Laconia’s controversial 2010 re-assessment analyzed only 528 recent sales to construct a so-called statistical model and standard methodology to predict selling prices, and not a fee appraisal assessing each single property. According to Stephan Hamilton, Director of the Property Appraisal Division of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration “mass appraisal is not easy to do and not perfect. It is difficult to do at best, and especially with so few sales”. State statutes require that real estate tax assessments be based on current fair market values. It is recommended that you review your current tax assessment given current market conditions, as you may find that your property is assessed disproportionally higher than current market value. This office has successfully represented a number of property owners in central New Hampshire in recent months, whose tax assessments have been reduced, and in some cases, very substantially. Should you conclude after reviewing your current assessment that your property may be over-assessed, and wish to consider filing for a Real Estate Tax Abatement, please contact our office for further information as to the process involved, and the terms of our representation of your interest. Since the deadline for filing the Tax Abatement Application is Tuesday, March 1, 2011, and lead time is necessary to perform an appraisal, it is important to TAKE ACTION NOW, if you wish to file a Tax Abatement Application by March 1, 2011. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY BROUILLARD & BROUILLARD, PLLC PHILIP A. BROUILLARD, ESQUIRE 16 ACADEMY STREET LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 603.524.4450

NAVY from page one Close, which the actress called “deeply offensive and insulting.” Close said in a statement that she appeared in a clip after a “seemingly innocent request” made during a visit to the USS Enterprise more than four years ago. While many sailors aboard the ship at the time have defended Honors on Facebook postings — contending he was simply providing a much-needed morale boost during long deployments at sea — senior military officials interviewed by The Associated Press said the videos were extreme and showed a disturbing lack of judgment. No leaders in senior posts at the Pentagon and in the Navy could explain why, if Honors’ conduct was so questionable, he was promoted after the videos aired. Last week, the Navy said the videos were intended merely as “humorous skits” and stopped airing immediately after other senior officers became aware of them. According to the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen weren’t aware of the videos until this week. They were said to have left any disciplinary action up to the Navy. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus first learned of the videos last weekend, spokespeople said, and both supported the decision to fire Honors. They declined to say, however, whether either official pressed for the dismissal, saying only that it was Harvey’s decision. The lewd videos were far from the first time that U.S. troops have been disciplined for misbehaving. In 1991, the Navy became embroiled in the “Tailhook” scandal in which naval pilots were accused of sexually abusing female officers at a Las Vegas convention. During the Iraq war, shocking images surfaced of prisoners

being abused by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib. And in 2008, a Marine was kicked out of the service after being videotaped throwing a puppy off a cliff while on patrol in Iraq and joking about it. A conservative group that has previously clashed with Adm. Mullen on his support to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban seized on the latest incident on Tuesday. The group accused the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of turning a blind eye to discipline problems that, they say, will make openly gay service difficult. Mullen was chief of naval operations when the videos were made. “Now we know that Adm. Mullen’s rose-colored crystal ball is unreliable,” said Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness. Asked to respond, Mullen spokesman Capt. John Kirby said, “The chairman’s long record of command and leadership, afloat and ashore, speaks for itself.” The Pentagon said December’s congressional vote to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban did not contribute to this week’s reaction to the videos. Lapan said anti-gay slurs have never been considered appropriate in the military. Gates is expected to begin this week the process of pulling together a final plan to repeal the rule against open service by gays. The law signed by President Barack Obama last month requires that before any changes are made the Pentagon must certify to Congress that lifting the ban wouldn’t hurt military effectiveness Lapan said initiating that process will be one of Gates’ “highest priorities” this month. Capt. Dee Mewbourne has been named the new commander of the USS Enterprise. He is a former commander of the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Superintendent warns school board to expect roller coaster ride as budget for Huot Center redo works its way through legislative process By AdAm drApcho

LACONIA — After winning a hardfought battle last year to earn City Council’s blessing to seek state aid to renovate the Huot Technical Center, School Board members heard from Superintendent Bob Champlin last night that there are yet more political hazards in the road ahead. State funding for the project may evaporate when the state budget is constructed in the first half of this year, he said. Laconia wants a one time cash payment of $7.5-million — three-fourths of the anticipated cost — plus 40-percent help in making the principal payments on the remaining $2.5-million. Champlin told the board that he had met with Frank Tilton, a Republican representing Laconia in the state’s House of Representatives, to discuss the Huot Center and a “legislative breakfast” that Champlin planned to host for the purpose of presenting the slate of newly-elected local representatives with the argument for the renovation project. “His first comments to me were, there may not be money for this,” Champlin reported to the board about his conversation with Tilton, who has a seat on the powerful Public Works and Highways Committee, the body which crafts the states’ capital budget. The state is facing a structural budget deficit over the next two years that has been estimated to be in the $400-million to $800-million range. And the new Republican super-majorities in both the House and Senate are expected to be more hawkish about cutting state spending than there Democratic predecessors were.

Champlin said the key committee will begin its discussions this month but won’t submit its finalized budget until June. “We may be on a rollercoaster from January to June,” Champlin warned the board. For the next several months, he said the district should follow “two tracks of Huot Center planning.” The first track is the political one, in which proponents of the project lobby their representatives to protect state funding. The second track is the preparations of plans for renovation options. Champlin said there will be at least two building options developed in the next several months. The first one, favored by the board, will be to build a new technical center on a new site, away from the high school. The second option will propose to renovate the center on the current Union Ave. campus. NOTES: The board authorized a multi-year commitment with Primex, an insurance provider which covers the school’s worker’ compensation, property and liability policies. The provider will give the district a five percent discount each year as a result of the agreement. . . . . . The district will send a team of teacher leaders to Somersworth, where they will learn about a University of New Hampshire administered anti-bullying program. . . . . . The district will also learn about a program adopted by schools in the Kearsarge Regional School District in which students take home “blizzard bags” full of class work, which they will work on in the case of a school cancellation. Kearsarge schools were able to avoid making up two “snow days” last year thanks to the program, Champlin said.

RECYCLING from page one stone,” she said, “and I’m hoping we’ll recycle even more this year. The sky is the limit.” Since the city pays a fixed price for recycling regardless of tonnage, every ton taken out of the waste stream and recycled reduces the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste, which is funded by property taxes. A year ago the cost jumped from $128 per ton to more than $145 per ton and by the end of last year reached nearly $147 per ton. An increase in the tipping fee at the Concord Regional Solid Waste/Resource Recovery Cooperative (Coop) from $45.90 per ton to $66.80 per ton represented the largest share of the increase. Each ton of solid waste removed from the waste stream by recycling represents an “avoided cost” of about $145 per ton. During the year recycling reduced the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste by $145,386. In October, Bestway Disposal Services began collecting both trash and recyclables under a contract that pegs the cost of collecting recyclable materials at $10,000 per month, regardless of the tonnage. To the extent the “avoided costs” of handling solid waste

exceed the cost of collecting recyclable materials, the overall cost of managing solid waste is reduced. In the fourth quarter of 2010, 243.39 tons of recyclable materials were collected at a cost of $30,000, which trimmed the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of trash by $34,936.54 — for a net reduction in solid waste expenditures of almost $5,000. The coop plans to construct a singlestream recycling facility. Saltmarsh explained that if it were already open and operating, the city would be paid for each ton of recyclable material it delivered. “Depending on the price we receive we could more than double our savings.” she said. However, Saltmarsh is eying even greater savings. “We only recycle about seven-percent or eight-percent of all our trash,” she said. “But, something like 60-percent of household trash can be recycled.” Saltmarsh estimated that by recycling 60-percent instead of eight-percent of all trash, the annual solid waste budget of $1.8 could be more than halved, which would property taxpayers more than $1-million. “And that estimate does not take into account any revenue we would get from the sale of our recyclable materials,” she added.


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Belmont woman escapes attempt by Tilton police to serve arrest warrant related to theft from Walmart

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By Gail OBer


BELMONT — Law enforcement from Tilton, Belmont, and the State Police converged on a Union Road home yesterday afternoon in an attempt to arrest a local woman for her alleged role in a theft from Walmart on Monday afternoon. Brandy McGirr, 26, apparently fled out the back door before police could execute a search warrant, however, and was still at large on Tuesday night. Tilton Police said the incident began Monday just after 3:30 p.m. when they got a call of a theft at Walmart. Security employees told police a man, dressed in a blue hooded sweatshirt, had ran from the store and jumped into a silver Chevy Silverado pickup. When Patrol Officer William Patton responded, he saw the pickup, which he noted was being driven by a woman, passing cars on the right in an attempt to flee the parking lot and road leading from Walmart. He pulled over the truck and recognized Daniel A. Mason, 27,of 368 Union Road in Belmont as the passenger. A second male passenger gave him identification showing he was from Belmont. The driver identified herself as Kara Hughes. Patton said there were 12 X-Box and 2 Play Station 3 video games on the front seat wrapped in a shirt. The allegedly stolen items are valued at $780. Patton drafted arrest warrants for the woman who identified herself as Hughes for criminal liability for the conduct of another and for Mason for willful concealment. He said police then contacted Mason and the woman who said she was Hughes but lost telephone contact with them. Patton said Tilton Police notified Belmont Police and they met jointly at 368 Union Road. Belmont Capt. Mark Lewandowski arrived first and told Tilton Police he saw a woman fitting Hughes’s description jump out of a silver pickup and run into the house. Patton said several attempts to contact the woman who said she was Hughes failed so they applied for

There was a heavy police presence at 368 Union Road in Belmont on Tuesday afternoon but the woman authorities sought in connection with an alleged shoplifting at Walmart in Tilton on Monday apparently slipped out the back while police waited for a search warrant. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)

and were granted a search warrant to enter the home. Police also called the home’s owner, who met them there and allowed them inside. Patton said the home was empty but they learned the real name of the woman they sought was McGirr, Daniel Mason’s girlfriend. Police noticed footprints leading from the back of the house through the backyard and were able to track McGirr to a nearby road. They believe she contacted someone who picked her up at that spot. Patton said McGirr has an extensive criminal record in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, where she was convicted of giving a false name to police. While police prepared additional charges for McGirr that include operating after suspension and disobeying a police officer, State Police Trooper Ron Taylor went to Mason’s place of employment and arrested him on the willful concealment charge. Anyone with any information on McGirr’s whereabouts is asked to call the Tilton Police at 286-4442.

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Michael Nevin is first baby of new year at LRGH LACONIA — Michael Anthony Nevin wasn’t due to be born until Thursday, January 6, which is what Danyelle Nevin was telling herself on Sunday night when she started to wonder if her first child had his own plans. “I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. Nevin, a 19 year-old Salisbury resident, called her brother Deric Nevin, whose girlfriend advised her it was time to go to the hospital. After a 25-minute ride to Lakes Region General Hospital, and another hour of labor, Michael Anthony was born at 1:07 a.m. on Monday, January 3. Nevin estimates she was in labor for a total of five hours.

Weighing six pounds and four ounces, measuring 19 inches long, Michael Anthony Nevin was the first baby born in LRGH in 2011. Dr. Carolyn Drake assisted Nevin with the delivery. Nevin was given baskets from Baby Threads NH and the LRGH Nursery Guild to equip with items to care for a newborn. She hoped to take him home today and introduce him to his furnished nursery. There were 445 babies born at Lakes Region General Hospital last year, which maternity ward staff said was slightly below the yearly average of 500 births. — Adam Drapcho

Son of former Iranian shah, 44, found dead in Boston BOSTON (AP) — The youngest son of the late shah of Iran was found dead Tuesday of an apparent suicide at his home in Boston, after he had “struggled for years to overcome his sorrow,” his brother said. “Once again, we are joined with mothers, father and relatives of so many victims of these dark times for our country,” the shah’s oldest son, Reza Pahlavi, wrote on his website in announcing the death of his brother, Alireza Pahlavi. Pahlavi, 44, died from a gunshot wound that apparently was self-inflicted, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney’s office. Boston police said officers responding to a 911 call found the man dead in his home in the city’s South End neighborhood shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. A police spokesman did not know who made the call or whether it came from the home. Fardia Pars, who is close to Reza Pahlavi, said by phone from Paris that Alireza Pahlavi went into a deep depression following the 2001 death of his sister Leila Pahlavi, who was found in a London hotel room at age

31 after overdosing on barbiturates. Alireza Pahlavi never recovered, Pars said. “He became a different person,” he said. Pahlavi’s depression “grew over time — his departure from Iran, living in exile, the death of his father and then his sister to whom he was very close,” said Nazie Eftekhari, who works in Reza Pahlavi’s office in Washington and is a close family friend. “The deaths were a huge blow to him,” she said. When Leila Pahlavi died, her mother said her daughter had been “very depressed.” Her doctor had said she had a history of anorexia, bulimia and psychological problems. Pars said Alireza Pahlavi’s style even in taking his life was militaristic in nature, reflecting his royal background. “Like an army commander, he shot himself. He was a very disciplined man,” Pars said. Former Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic revolution. He fled Iran and wandered from country to country, ill with cancer, and eventually died in Egypt in 1980.

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LACONIA — A Belknap County Superior Court judge rejected the plea agreement reached between the man who was allegedly riding drunk when, last June, he struck a city police officer and the county attorney prosecuting him. Zachary Morton, 27, of Manchester was initially charged with two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated, which represent two versions of the same accident. A second charge of misdemeanor reckless conduct was added before yesterday’s scheduled procedure. Police alleged he was intoxicated when he crashed his motorcycle into Patrol Officer Kathleen Yale when she attempted to stop him and two others while she was on bicycle patrol on Lakeside Avenue during last year’s Bike Week. State Police Sgt. Brandon Davey, who is part of the state accident reconstruction team, investigated the crash. Yale suffered a broken nose and other facial injuries and according to Laconia Police Chief Michael Moyer was out of work for a couple of days. Both Davey and Yale had also agreed that Morton was cooperative with the investigation and voluntarily took an alcohol breath test. Morton, through his attorney Michael Craig, agreed to a negotiated plea of guilty on one count of misdemeanor reckless conduct and one count of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He agreed to serve 12 months in the Belknap County jail with all but 30 days suspended and pay a $500 fine plus $26,000 in restitution. He would loose his drivers license. Deputy County Attorney Carly Ahern also agreed that Morton could serve his 30 days on consecutive

weekends, complete a letter of apology to Yale and seek treatment. But Judge James O’Neill did not buy the deal. Without giving a reason, O’Neill rejected the negotiated plea out of hand. “This is not acceptable. The pending motion to suppress [some of the state’s evidence] will be rescheduled,” O’Neill said. Despite Ahern’s representations that Yale was satisfied with the plea deal and mostly wanted an apology and assurance that Morton would never repeat this behavior, O’Neill said no. Prior to hearing O’Neill reject the plea, Craig told the court that Morton’s life was a perfect example of how one bad decision could turn someone’s world upside-down. “He was working as a paramedic and lost his job of seven years,” Craig said, adding that prior to this accident, Morton had never had so much as a speeding ticket. He said Morton now suffers from depression, has suffered from depression-related medical issues and was willing to accept responsibility for what he had done. Speaking on his own behalf, Morton said he “feels awful” about what he did. “I worked with law enforcement in Manchester. I want to help people,” he said. Speaking yesterday afternoon, Ahern said she would be preparing for trial. With the plea rejected, she said Morton still faces the two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated and one count of reckless conduct. She said she didn’t know why O’Neill rejected the negotiated plea but said he also rejected a second offer of 45 consecutive days in jail. Craig could not be reached for comment.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday it would file for bankruptcy protection because pending sexual-abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it couldn’t afford. A lawyer who filed many of those lawsuits, however, said he thought the archdiocese was using bankruptcy as a delay tactic to avoid opening its records to public scrutiny. Clergy sex abuse has already cost the Milwaukee archdiocese $29 million to address almost 200 claims over the past 20 years, Archbishop Jerome Listecki said. Bankruptcy protection will allow the church to continue its work while ensuring other victims receive the compensation they deserve, he said. Listecki said he felt “deeply ashamed” about what had happened within the church.

“In my installation homily on Jan. 4, 2010, I spoke of the devastation of sin and its effect on us personally and as a community,” Listecki said. “We see the result of that sin today. This action is occurring because priestperpetrators sexually abused minors, going against everything the church and the priesthood represents.” The Milwaukee archdiocese is the eighth in the U.S. to seek bankruptcy protection since the clergy abuse scandal erupted in 2002 in Boston. The other seven are in Davenport, Iowa; Fairbanks, Alaska; Portland, Ore.; San Diego; Spokane, Wash.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Wilmington, Del. Tuesday’s announcement drew scorn from attorney Jeff Anderson, of St. Paul, Minn., who has filed 23 lawsuits against the archdiocese.


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John J. Smith, 91 GILFORD — John J. Smith, 91, of Gilford died at the Laconia Center Genesis Eldercare, Laconia on Friday, December 31, 2010. John was born January 28, 1919 in Buffalo, N. Y., the son of Sarah (Gafney) and James A. Smith. John was a Navy veteran, having earned the rank of Machinists Mate Second Class. John served aboard the USS Hamilton DD-141 from 1937 to 1939, and aboard the USS Hughes DD-410 from 1939 to 1941, and was honorably discharged. John was working in Sperry Gyroscope Corp, a defense contractor in Lake Success NY and was drafted back into the Navy during WWII where he served as a “plank owner” aboard the USS Grady DE-445 from 1943 to 1946. John had been employed as a mechanical technician for Diebold, Inc. maintaining and repairing physical and electronic security systems for banks. John is survived by his wife of 63 years Gertrude C. (Young) Smith of Gilford; a daughter Patricia

Smith Burkhart of Arlington, Mass; and two sons William J. Smith of Mattituck, NY and James J. Smith of Phoenix, AZ. John and Gertrude were both formerly of Bethpage NY, where they raised their three children before retiring to the Lakes region of New Hampshire. John had a life-long love for boating and enjoyed motor, sail boating, canoeing and water skiing. Graveside Services with Military Honors were held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

New Certificate in Developmental Disabilities program to be offered at Lakes Region Community College LACONIA — A new Certificate in Developmental Disabilities program will be offered by Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) beginning January 22. The program will be part of LRCC’s Human Services Program and any credits earned may be used toward an Associate’s Degree in that program. Students are welcome to enroll in one course or pursue the entire certificate. “While the Human Services Program is designed to afford students opportunities in the field of Human Service Agencies, we found that it was lacking in the area of Developmental Disabilities,” stated Human Services Department Chair Linda Ferruolo. “The courses in the program will be a combination of theory and hands-on application and are being designed so that they are appropriate for someone interested in the field, those relatively new in the field, or those wanting to expand their education.” LRCC has worked closely with Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS), a local non-profit corporation that works with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Through collabora-

tion, LRCC and LRCS were able to combine talents to develop this certificate program. Funding is available for the tuition, text books, and student fees associated with this program. The Institute of Disability at the University of New Hampshire, through its DirectConnect Initiative, is supporting this endeavor. DirectConnect is a project funded by the US Department of Labor, which is addressing the multiple issues within NH’s Direct Care Workforce, including training. According to LRCS Executive Director Christine Santaniello, “We are so happy that the College has decided to offer this program. This will ensure that we will continue to have a qualified workforce to meet our current and expanding program needs. The timing is perfect for us and potential students with the availability of funds through DirectConnect. We are fortunate to have such committed partners of the college and the Institute on Disability.” The first class in the certificate program will start on January 22 and run for nine consecutive Saturdays. Those interested in enrolling should contact LRCC by calling 524-3207 or visiting

MEREDITH — A winter Senior Exercise Program, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at the Community Center from 9 — 10 a.m. beginning January 10.

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Tom Garfield (right), executive vice president of consumer services for Laconia Savings Bank, presents a $5,000 donation to Lisa Kling (left) and Carol Anderson (center), vice president and president, respectively, of the newly-formed Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society. (Courtesy photo)

Gunstock Historic Preservation Society gets $5k donation from Laconia Savings LACONIA — The Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society recently received a major donation to its initial funding effort with a $5,000 donation from Laconia Savings Bank. Accepting the donation on behalf of the organization were the Society’s President Carol Anderson and Vice President Lisa Kling. Anderson who thanked Tom Garfield, executive vice president of consumer services for LSB, said, “I cannot tell you how much this donation means to the preservation society. With this donation we can now hire an engineer to perform a hill survey at the jump sites, which is a critical initial step in the restoration of these historic structures. Without this we would be behind our time-

line goals by at least six months. We cannot thank you enough.” The Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, was formed to first restore the jumps located at Gunstock Mountain Resort with a longterm mission to preserve all of the ski history connected to Gunstock as well as that of Belknap County. Laconia Savings Bank is deeply rooted in the communities it serves and has been since its inception in 1831. The bank strongly promotes volunteerism and has a long history of providing financial support to non-profit agencies such as the Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society.

Genealogy buff to speak at Goss Reading Room LACONIA — David A. Hough, county coordinator for the Belknap County branch of NH GenWeb, will ease newcomers into the art of genealogy research at the Goss Reading Room at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 20. An active member of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Hough has helped to document the gravesites at the Laconia State Cemetery in

Meredith Center and to feed historic data into the LHMS website. Like most genealogists, he enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. Friends of the Goss Reading Room, a branch of the Laconia Public Library always welcomes new friends, members or opinions. Anyone needing a ride or wishing more information should call 524-7683.

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LACONIA — The deadline for nominating residents and businesses for the annual awards presented by the Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) is Friday, January 21. The Director’s Award is given to an organization or business that has contributed to the economic vitality of the region. Past recipients have included Lakes Region Community College, Lakes Region Linen, the Bahre Family of NH International Speedway, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Laconia Savings Bank, Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, Gunstock Mountain Resort, LRGHealthcare, the Belknap County banking industry, Eptam Plastics, The J. Jill Group, and Hampshire Hospitality Holdings. Named for the late County Commissioner and businessman, the Norman Marsh Award honors an individual with a commitment to the region whose daily endeavors benefit its residents. At the 2010 annual meeting, the Council lauded Peggy Selig for her work to promote self-development and independence through education, focusing especially on the adult learner. Previous winners include

Jim Carroll, Alex Ray, Alan Robichaud, Bill and Erika Johnson, Mark Thurston, Tom Clairmont, Senator Carl Johnson, Judge Bud Martin, and Chief Bill Baker. The Council’s Corporate Soul Award recognizes the work of a corporation, either for-profit or non-profit, with a deep commitment to the essence of community and which works to make a difference. Last year’s recipient was Patrick’s Pub & Eatery. Others honored since the award’s inception are All Metals Industries, USD Rural Development, Laconia Housing & Redevelopment Authority, The Taylor Community, Laconia Area Community land Trust, Lakes Region United Way, Lakes Region Day Care, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, New Hampshire Employment Security, and the healthcare industry. Nominations of individuals, businesses, or organizations should be mailed — each accompanied by a statement of support — to BCEDC Awards, One Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246; faxed to 524-0314; or e-mailed to The BCEDC’s 2011 awards presentation will be held Thursday, March 31.

LACONIA — “Weight No Longer,” a new weight loss program presented by LRGHealthcare, will meet at the HealthLink Building from 6:15 — 7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 11. Millions of Americans struggle with their weight. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States and many lifestyle habits contribute to the likelihood of someone becoming overweight or obese. Large portions, high fat foods, and lack of physical activity can all contribute to steady weight gain as people age. Being overweight has many health implications such as increased risk for cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States

and is no longer a “man’s disease.” In fact, women have a greater chance of dying from cardiovascular disease than from breast cancer and all other forms of cancer combined. Taught by a registered dietitian, “Weight No Longer” will offer meal planning and calorie intake guidelines, and will teach participants how to use a pedometer. Participants will keep a food and activity journal and, at the beginning and end of the program, will be screened for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body fat composition, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. Classes will run through March 3. The program cost is $150 per person. For more information or to register, call 527-7120.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wed., Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2011. There are 360 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 5, 1896, an Austrian newspaper, Wiener Presse, reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen (RENT’-gun) of a type of radiation that came to be known as “X-rays.” On this date: In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va. In 1809, the Treaty of the Dardanelles, which ended the Anglo-Turkish War, was concluded by the United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire. In 1895, French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, was publicly stripped of his rank. (He was ultimately vindicated.) In 1925, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in U.S. history. In 1933, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, died in Northampton, Mass., at age 60. In 1949, in his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal. In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression; this became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. In 1970, Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was found murdered with his wife and daughter at their Clarksville, Pa. home. In 1994, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, died in Boston at age 81. In 1998, Sonny Bono, the 1960s pop starturned-politician, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62. One year ago: President Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to task for “a screw-up that could have been disastrous” and should have been avoided. Today’s Birthdays: Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale is 83. Actor Robert Duvall is 80. King Juan Carlos of Spain is 73. Actress-director Diane Keaton is 65. Actor Ted Lange is 63. Rhythm-and-blues musician George “Funky” Brown is 62. Rock musician Chris Stein is 61. Actress Pamela Sue Martin is 58. Actor Clancy Brown is 52. Singer Iris Dement is 50. Actor Ricky Paull Goldin is 46. Actor Vinnie Jones is 46. Rock musician Kate Schellenbach is 45. Dancer-choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba is 43. Actress Heather Paige Kent is 42. Rock singer Marilyn Manson is 42. Actor Bradley Cooper is 36. Actress January Jones is 33.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Flu shot clinic for anyone over the age of 6 months. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army on Union Ave. in Laconia. Hosted by Central N.H. VNA & Hospice. For more information call Anne Marie at 524-8444 or visit www. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. only. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 Free hot meal and great company brought to the Bristol community by Food for Friends. 5 to 6 p.m. at the Tapply Community Center on the first Thursday of every month. Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson speaks about fire safety for seniors at the Laconia Senior Center. 10 a.m. Weight Watchers meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Center Harbor Christian Church. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/ HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. All levels of experience welcome. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7 Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Indoor climbing wall drop-in time at Meredith Community Center. 6 to 8 p.m. Climb Mt. Meredith, a 24-ft. indoor climbing wall. $1 per person. Please pay at the front desk. Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Stories , songs, crafts and fun for toddlers 1-3. Signup is helpful.

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Gluten-free cooking class will start on January 25 LACONIA — A five-week class on Gluten-Free Cooking will be offered by the Adult Education program on Tuesdays from 6 — 8 p.m. beginning January 25. Up to one million Americans may have intolerance for gluten, a protein found in all wheat, rye, barley, and oat products. Allergy to wheat is one of the more common food allergies in children with symptoms such as hives, difficulty breathing, and nausea. Wheat allergy is different from a disorder known as Celiac Disease, an immune system reaction that causes inflammation in the small intestines when a person eats any food containing gluten. The only medically acceptable treatment for gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease is to elimi-

nate all gluten from the diet. Many people with other conditions may also benefit from a gluten and wheat-free diet including those with Attention Deficit Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Lactose Intolerance, Autism, chronic fatigue, indigestion, and malnutrition. In the Gluten-Free Cooking class, Sarah BaldwinWelcome, a culinary graduate of Newbury College and owner of Provincial Palate Inc., will teach students how to live wheat/gluten-free and still enjoy pasta, pizza, and crepes. Participants will learn how to prepare basic recipes with gluten-free ingredients and explore new gluten-free alternatives. To enroll in the course or get more information, call the Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

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SANBORNTON — Laura Tibbetts has graduated from Lakes Region Community College’s Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) program. In addition to Tibbetts, other LRCC LNA graduates included Ashley Barry (Northfield), Hope Cochrane (Wolfeboro), Alzora Eldridge (Meredith), Teresa Merrill (Belmont), Elizabeth Purington (Belmont), and Kathleen Schumann (Rumney). “My family has been extremely supportive,” said Tibbetts who earned her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from LRCC in 2005. “My husband, Kevin, has been a big help throughout the time spent in the LNA Program. I wish my classmates great success in their futures.” Tibbetts is strongly considering continuing her education with the goal of becoming a Registered Nurse and working in a hospital maternity ward.

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GILFORD —Musicians and singers from local churches will join together to celebrate the Epiphany at First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 9. The event, a decades-old community tradition, commemorates the visit of the wise men to the infant Jesus and will include numerous church choirs sharing music sung over the season in their own congregations. The evening will conclude with attendees invited to join the choirs in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.” The Gilford Community Church, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Laconia Congregational Church, the Gilmanton Community Church, the Unitarian-Universalist Society, and First United Methodist Church will all be represented at the festival. Hand bell choirs and flute and clarinet pieces will be featured. Offering plates will be available for those who would like to give toward the work of the Carey House, a ministry of the Salvation Army for the homeless supported by many churches in the Lakes Region. For more information, call Vickie Wood Parrish at First United Methodist Church at 524-3289.

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Dear Annie: I am a 24-year-old mother of a 9-month-old boy and a stepmother to three older children. My husband’s ex treats me like the third wheel. She walks into my house without knocking and goes through my stepchildren’s drawers and takes things. She won’t even look at me, let alone talk to me. To top it off, my husband refuses to stand up for me. He kisses the ground this woman walks on, even though she was the one who initiated the divorce. Whenever she calls, he drops everything and goes to her aid. When her car broke down, he gave her one of ours, and I ended up stranded at work. She constantly interrupts the few moments I have with my husband and son by calling and texting and asking him to do stuff. She rarely has her children with her, even though she gets paid a substantial amount of child support. And whatever she buys for them, she asks us to reimburse half. I started going to counseling just to deal with the way my husband treats me because of her. How can I get him to stop doing everything she asks? I’m tired of feeling like -- A Third Wheel Dear Third Wheel: Your husband has put his ex-wife first in your marriage, and this is grossly unfair to you. The fact that she initiated the divorce did not make him bitter -- it made him crave her approval. He needs to understand his motivations for being at her beck and call and how this undermines his marriage. Ask if he would be willing to attend one of your counseling sessions. It could help a great deal. Dear Annie: Our son, “Troy,” is in love with “Jessica,” a young woman who got into debt with credit cards right out of high school. She has been repaying the money, but her credit history is ruined. The two of them now share an apartment, but Troy is not about to marry her unless she learns to be more

financially responsible. Troy has told us that Jessica does not save any money, and that she purchases things she will never use and then refuses to get rid of them. The apartment is a mess, and while part of that is Troy’s sloppiness, the other part is Jessica’s profligate purchases. They share the rent, but that’s all they share when it comes to income and expenses. Troy doesn’t want to nag Jessica and cause stress in the relationship. Do you have any suggestions on how he might address the money issue? -- Georgetown Parents Dear Parents: Troy is smart not to marry Jessica until she can work on her spending habits, but he cannot help her if he is afraid to address the problem. This is not simple irresponsibility. Shopoholism is an addictive behavior. Jessica suffers from a compulsion to buy things whether she needs them or not. Sometimes it requires therapy to overcome. Troy should first contact Debtors Anonymous ( at 1-800-421-2383 for suggestions. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Losing it in Canada,” the parents of two children who chew with their mouths open. I suggest giving each child 25 pennies at the beginning of each meal. Every time the child needs to be corrected, he must give up a penny by putting it in the middle of the table. At the end of the meal, whatever is left will be converted into nickels, dimes or a quarter, which looks much better to them than pennies. They will soon realize they don’t want to part with their pennies. When they no longer need correcting, reward them with a special outing. -- Temecula, Calif. Dear Calif: Thanks for the great idea. Several readers wrote in with suggestions to correct a child’s table manners, and we will print more in future columns.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.





For Rent

ADOPT: We are a religious, pro fessional couple longing to adopt a new born baby to give tons of love, security and a life full of opportunitues. Please contact Susana and Francisco at or visit 1-800-320-4459 Expenses paid.

1991 Honda Civic DX Hatchback: Red, automatic, good drive train, will run with new fuel lines. Good car to run or for parts. $400/best offer. 393-7786.

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

1995 Ford Taurus GL 205K, no rust, new parts $850. Driven daily. Mark 832-3994.

01 Subaru Limited Outback Wagon. Loaded, heated seats, winter package, dual sun roof. Great condition, 127K, $6,000/obo. 630-1950

BELMONT, NH - $699.00 a month. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, W&D hookup, single wide mobile home with yard for rent. Close to school. Call Fairlane Homes at 800-325-5566 for more information.


2 1999 Dodge utility vans, low miles, run great $3,000 for both Call Scott. 786-9955.

Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

CHIHUAHUA Puppies for SaleBlue male and black & white female. $300 each. 998-3934 Free kitten to a good home. 9 weeks old. Black & white. Call 509-7521. NEW! THE DOG WASH WAGGIN! A full-service mobile grooming salon. Easy, convenient, time-saving! Call 603-651-9016.


W.Ossipee, NH Jan 15th & 16th 2011. Send us your contact info on and receive a free ticket to the event! Only 100 tickets available.

Appliances Maytag Washer & Dryer $150 or best offer. 520-5892

2000 Subaru Outback AWD, 4 cylinder standard, excellent condition, new parts, 158K, snows. $4,100. 527-0194. 2006 Hyundai Elantra 48,000 miles. Great condition, $6900. Call Don 998-6041. 89 Dodge Raider 4x4. Loaded, many new parts. Ski Box, bike rack & comlete parts vehicle. $3,500. 603-253-9581 ABLE to pay cash, cars average $250, trucks full-size $2300, truck batteries $6 each, alloy $7 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $2.65/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606

For Rent $500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apts. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; 3-Bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck $850 + utilities. Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185.

1-2-3 Bedroom Apartments available in convenient Lakeport location. All include heat and hot water. On-site laundry, parking. Section 8 accepted. Rents starting at $625. For application, call

524-1341. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

BELMONT Heat/Hot Water Included • 1 bedroom, second floor,

washer/dryer hook-up. $175 per week. • 1-bedroom 3rd floor apt. $175 per week. Small Animals considered. Security required. Section 8 accepted.


BRIDGEWATER/PLYMOUTH: 3 miles to 93, fantastic views, very private, family atmosphere. 2-bedroom home. Available for long-term rental. No smoking/ pets. $850/month +utilities. 253-8438. CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 GILFORD 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, attached one car garage, excellent condition, $1200/ month plus utilities, contact Debbie at Roche Realty 603-279-7046 or 603-520-7769. GILFORD At Glendale Docks: 3-Bedroom, 2 story, porch, appliances, wood floors. Year-round. No dogs. $900/month. 401-741-4837. GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $150/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or 832-3334. Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA Awesome 1 bedroom includes heat, hot water, garage, on-site laundry, $725/mo. No pets, 455-0874. Laconia Efficiency: On quiet dead-end street, $450/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets. Laconia one bedroom: On quiet dead-end street, $650/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363.

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA Second floor 2BR 1 bath, heat and hot water incl, no pets, no smokers. $895 a month, sec dep and refs required. 875-2292

LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163

LACONIA WATER VIEW Efficiency first floor, with private entrance, quiet area in good location, $650/month includes utilities.

Security Deposit and References Required,

524-4694. LACONIA- 1 Bedroom starting at $600/Month. BELMONT-2 Bedroom $700/Month. No Pets Please. Call 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management. LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419 LACONIA- Heat, Hot Water,& Electric Included.1 Bedroom $750/Mo. Call 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management. Laconia-Large 3-bedroom 1st floor apartment. $1000/Month. 1 month security deposit required/1 year lease. Available now. 603-524-3759 LACONIA-LARGE 1 bedroom apartment. $700/Month, newly painted, utilities not included. Available now. References & security deposit required, 1 year lease. Off-street parking. 914-826-4591 603-524-3759 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, heat included with private parking, storage, laundry area, snow removal, refrigerator and stove. $885/mo. Avail. Jan. 15. Sec. & credit check required. No pets. 603-267-6114 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $1,100/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $210/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, renovated kitchen & bathroom, access to attic for storage & basement with laundry hookups, $185/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $265/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes heat, 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $210/week. 4-week security deposit, four week in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Small 3 bedroom, $200/ week, includes heat/hot water, references and deposit. No Pets. 524-9665. LACONIA: S tudio, $135/week & 1-Bedroom, $155/week, heat & HW included. 2-Bedroom, $185/week or $750/month, utilities included. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. Lakeport-Lake view 4 room-2 bedroom 1 bath. Includes snow removal, trash removal & landscaping, 2-car off-street parking, washer/dryer, partial heat. No pets. $200/week. References & credit check a must. 1st week in advance & 4 week security deposit. Leave message for Bob. 781-283-0783. MEREDITH-In-Town Efficiency apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781) 389-2355 MEREDITH: 2 and 3-bedroom mobile homes, $725-$800 +utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MEREDITH: 2-Bedroom House, 3/4 bath, washer/dryer hookup, oil FHW. $900/month. 279-8247, Jim. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MEREDITH: Large 2 Bedroom second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/smoking. First month and security, references required. $795 + heat/utilities. 603-630-2381. SPACIOUS 1 bedroom apartment, within walking distance to LRGH facilities. Heat/Hot Water, Washer/dryer hook-up, Private parking. NO SMOKERS OR PETS. References and security deposit required. $750/month. 279-1080 leave message.

Bring In The New Year With Affordable Housing Get your name on our waiting list at PRINCE HAVEN OR HILLSIDE APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth/Meredith, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at

40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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For Rent

For Rent-Commercial

For Sale


Help Wanted


NEW Hampton - stunning quality! Immaculate 2+bedroom/ 2 bath exclusive Condo. $1195/ mo. Astonishing open stairwell extending up to the 3rd floor lighted by the skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Brazilian wood floors, W/D hook up. Less than 3 minutes from I-93. Call today 603-744-3551. NEFH...Come on Home!!


KITCHEN cabinets solid Maple with glazing never installed/ dovetail. Cost $7000, sell $1650. 235-1695.

PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $239. 603-524-1430.

FULL-TIME Sales Position: Work with the Lakes Region!s newest up and coming used car dealership. Must be willing to work weekends. Experienced only. Email resume to

BELMONT: 3 acre building lot in vicinity of high school, 100% dry land, driveway already roughed in, great gravel soils for building, $54,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living.

NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. SOUTH Tamworth 4 bed, 2 bath house, deck, available Jan. 1st. $1100, tenant pays utilities and heat (603)323-7065. TILTON- 3 Bedroom house, 2-car garage; near Exit 20. $1,500/Month + utilities & security. 626-5000

For Rent-Vacation VACATION on Marco Island, FL: Waterfront condo, $600/week 1-month, $500/week - 2-months. Call 393-7077.

For Rent-Commercial LEASE retail/office space, 1500+ sq. ft. excellent visibility, plenty of signage., 516 Union Ave. Laconia, NH. 603-455-4230. MEREDITH Office/Studio Space: 3 rooms, 1,000+ sq.ft., heated, close to town and docks. Non-smoking, $625/month. 603-279-7887 or 781-862-0123, cell.

Great Location! 31 Foundry Ave. Off Route 104

(Behind Olde Province Common) 1,500 Sq. Ft. with 17’ ceiling & 14’ overhead door. Partial 2nd level balcony space. Finished office cubicle on 1st floor. Perfect for graphi, woodworking, artistry, retail, storage, etc.

SNOW Blower- Corded hood cover on steel frame. $60. Call 524-6145 STUDDED snows, like new, P215/60R-16 $25 each, metal desk 5x2 $25, free cage 12x12x41” 528-2324.

$750/Month + Utilities 279-0142 (Business) 677-2298 (Cell)

For Sale

FIREWOOD HARDWOOD-Easy, self-serve, oversized 1/8 cords/$25. 18 Arlene Dr. Belmont Off Union Road 1 mile from Piches Look for Red & Yellow Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Size 9 Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528 BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $950, sell Queen $285, Full $260, King $395. 431-0999 BEDROOM set brand new 6 pce solid cherry Sleigh bed, all dovetail sacrifice $750. 427-2001

Free T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. No TV’s Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted Executive Housekeeper

BELMONT- 2 Bedroom Manufac tured Home on 1/2 Acre. Town water & sewer newly renovated and energy efficient. Nice location. For Lease -$1,000/Month, for sale call for details. 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management DRY firewood, all hardwood, cut and split 16” to 18” last winter, $265/ cord, $150/ half cord. John Peverly 528-2803 no calls after 8 pm please.

TRUNDLE bed set with mattresses. Excellent condition, little used. $200/ obo. 520-2477 or 293-8155.

Furniture BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 GIRLS Bedroom set. 4 poster doublebed with canopy hardware, dresser, bureau, mirror, all in white. $500/ obo. 520-2477 or 293-8155. Jeff's Discount Furniture and Bedding needs room for 2011 mdse. Shop and save BIG during our Inventory Blow-Out Sale! HUGE SAVINGS on Futons, Mattresses, Dining Rm. Adult & Youth Bedroom sets, etc. SAVE!! at Jeff's Discount Furniture and Bedding! Rte 3, Laconia, NH (across from Funspot) 603-366-4000.

Would you jump at the opportunity to manage your own department? Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH is looking for someone to manage our housekeeping department.The job includes supervising a staff of 8 to 15, scheduling, finding, hiring and training new people, counseling and disciplining staff, inspecting rooms to make sure they are spotless, ordering supplies and generally managing the department. We are looking for someone who will make us their home for the next 20 or 30 years. We offer excellent pay and first-rate benefits including, paid vacations, health insurance, bonuses, profit sharing, 401(k), and more. This is a year round job,and you must be available weekends. Pay will depend on your skills and experience. Apply in person and bring your resume, Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee 17 Harris Shore Road Gilford, NH 03784

HOCKEY TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! The Laconia Leafs JR Hockey team is searching for qualified volunteers. Experience not needed, but an understanding & love for hockey helpful. Positions Available: game videographer (no equipment necessary), game ticket taker. All games are a 3 hour period, approx. 8 games remaining in 2011 season at Laconia Ice Arena. For More info contact: Coach Will Fay #581-7008 Seeking highly motivated people to join my Pampered Chef team. High earning potential! Call 496-0762.


Part-time Housekeeping Saturdays a Must! Please apply in person. 177 Mentor Ave., Laconia.

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade

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

Roommate Wanted LOOKING for female roommate to share nice 2 level, 2 bedroom apt in Belmont. Deck, shed, laundry on premises. No smoking/pets. $115/wk includes everything, 603-393-5998 SEEKING female roommate for Pleasant St. apartment. $450/month. Heat/Hot Water included. Call for details: 566-3831

Services A Knotch Above Housekeeping. 10 years experience, references available. Residential, Commercial. 603-545-7268

All Trades Landscaping Construction • Irrigation Excavation • Maintenance Spring and Fall • Clean up's. Free estimates and fully insured


EXPERIENCED Waitstaff: Nights, Please apply in person, CJ Averys, Lakeport.

HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218. Power Wheels- Ford F150 Pickup truck. $100 or best offer. Excellent condition. 524-6455

Janitor/Building Maintenance 4 week temporary position. P/T, 25 hrs. per week

cleaning office bldg, providing light maintenance and coordinating service vendors for facility needs. Flexible hours. Must be reliable and have high level of job performance. Laconia location. Call 524-8444, ext. 301, for additional information or to set up an interview. Submit resume to HR, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246, FAX to 603-524-8217, e-mail Visit our web site at EOE

Instruction KARATE Adult and Children's Karate (Ages 4+) classes held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith and Moultonborough.Improves balance, coordination, focus, strength and flexibility. 524-4780. New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 998-1419


ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:

• Medical Coder- Full-Time. Exp. With E/M, Emergency Medicine and Outpatient coding preferred. Knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology & Medical Terminology pref. CCS or CPC or equivalent credential pref. • OR-RN- Full-Time. 40 HR/WK with Rotating Call; OR Experience, minimum 1 yr. preferred; ACLS, BLS & PALS with 3 months. • Physical Therapist- Per Diem. Min Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, prev inpatient exp pref. Wknd & wkday coverage. • Controller- Full-Time. Resp. for all financial reporting, GL maintenance, A/P, A/R, Charge Master & external reporting. Degree in Accounting, pref. CPA, plus 5 yrs full financial reporting required. Must have exp in: Electronic Accounting Applications (pref CPSI); cost based reimbursement; accounting for payroll & benefits w/working knowledge of regulatory requirements; 3rd party & regulatory payors w/familiarity with regulations & contract compliance; demonstrated supervisory exp. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860.

Experience the gentle art of Tai Chi. Improves balance, joint health, coordination, bone density, blood pressure, strength and flexibility. Ongoing classes held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith and Moultonborough. All ages welcome. 524-4780

Home Care: at the Very Heart of Healthcare….. Enjoy job flexibility, set your own hours, provide care to one patient at a time, work flexible days and hours. RN Case Manager: Full time, benefited position. Responsible for nursing needs of home care clients, overseeing plan of care and coordinating care provided by other staff members. Provide clinical care, promote referrals to other disciplines, teach/counsel patient and family. Min. 1 year exp., IV skills preferred; computer literacy required. Valid NH nursing license, NH driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Benefits include mileage reimbursement, tuition assistance and 403(b) retirement plan. Submit resume to HR, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246, FAX to 603-524-8217, e-mail Visit our web site at EOE

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

Classes that’ll count toward high school diploma from Laconia Academy start Jan. 18 LACONIA — Laconia Academy will offer a variety of classes during the Winter Semester 2011 beginning the week of January 18. “This program provides adults with a ‘second chance’ to earn a high school diploma,” according to Peggy Selig, program director. Literature in a Changing World, Algebra I, Life on Earth, Pre-Algebra/ Math Concepts, U.S. History, Chemistry & Lab, The Happiness Project, Math For Squares!, Economics, Accounting & Bookkeeping Basics Part II, and Human Biology & Lab are all on the academic schedule. Students attending Laconia Academy can earn high school diploma credits in several different ways. Credit is given for previous high school credits earned and life experiences such as military service, work experience, apprenticeship training, correspondence courses, certificate programs and homemaking. Credits are earned by passing courses at Laconia Academy. Laconia Academy is also approved for those eligible for


V.A. benefits. Laconia Academy also enables InSchool Youth, enrolled in day high school programs, to take courses at night if they have failed classes during the day. With the principal’s permission, any In-School Youth may enroll at Laconia Academy. This cooperation with local area high schools helps prevent In-School Youths from dropping out of high school or having to repeat their senior year. Laconia Savings Bank has established limited scholarship help for those students demonstrating financial need living in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Plymouth, Bristol and Moultonborough. This scholarship help will enable students to return to school at night and complete their high school education. Anyone interested in enrolling or learning more about the program is urged to stop into the Laconia Adult Education Office located in Room #108 at Laconia High School or call 524-5712.


THE Hungry Painter: Roof Shoveling, Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall repairs. 455-6296.

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

TIM!S Quality Painting: “Affordable, professional painting.” Floors, repairs, wallpaper removal. Insured, references, free estimates. 603-455-5626.


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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


Storage Space STORE your car-boat-motorcycle before the snow in a clean and secure brick building. Low prices. (603)524-1430

Wanted Looking to buy a 4X6 Bob house with 2 holes at a reasonable price. 459-5591

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Moultonborough Lions  Club  members  (left  to  right)  Joe  and  Vera  Quaresima,  and  Sue  and  Denny  Bacon present the $5,000 Raffle winning check to Cliff Oliver (wearing hat) of Meredith. Missing in the photo are Lions’ Raffle co-chairs Eileen and Bob Zewski. (Courtesy photo)

Cliff Oliver gets check for $5k as winner of top Moultonborough Lions’ raffle prize MOULTONBOROUGH — Lions Club members Sue and Denny Bacon, Joe and Vera Quaresima, and Eileen and Bob Zewski chaired the biggest fundraiser for the Moultonborough Lions Club, awarding the top prize of $5,000 to Cliff Oliver of Meredith. The three couples coordinated the entire raffle process and raised more than $9,000 doing it. In addition to Oliver, $500 was awarded to Tessa

Kramer of Moultonborough, $250 to Joe Lingel of Lynnfield, MA and $250 to Scott Langevin of West Chesterfield. The Moultonborough Lions hold a business meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 .p.m and a dinner meeting on the third Monday of every month starting at 6 p.m. They also run Bingo every Tuesday night starting at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

LACONIA — The Meredith, Paugus, Saunders Bays Subwatershed Management Plan will be presented to the public for the first time at the Belknap Mill at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19. The web-based management plan is a multi-year effort of the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association, North Country Resource Conservation &Development Area Council, the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, the municipalities of Meredith, Laconia, and Gilford, and the NH Department of Environmental Services. The Plan represents one feature of a broader watershed information resource to be unveiled on the new “Winnipesaukee Gateway” website at The Winnipesaukee Gateway is a work in progress, with the initial release featuring information on the issues facing the Winnipesaukee River watershed, watershed maps,

water quality monitoring information, lake recreation, and subwatershed management plans. Future editions will include information and maps on natural resources, land use planning, forestry, agriculture, and more within the watershed. Highlights of the evening’s presentation will include a summary of the Subwatershed Management Plan for Meredith, Paugus, and Saunders Bays; input from the communities on their participation and future implementation efforts; water quality data and monitoring efforts,;future subwatershed management planning currently underway; and a live demonstration of the “Winnipesaukee Gateway” Web site. All are invited to attend and learn how to protect and preserve Lake Winnipesaukee for current and future generations to enjoy. For additional information e-mail Pat Tarpey at or call 279-8171.

MEREDITH — Session III of the Youth Gym and Fitness program, presented by the Parks and Recreation Department, will begin at the Community Center from 12:45 — 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11. Pre-school children age 4 — 5 will

participate in active games and learn how to play in a group setting while meeting new people. Session III will run through February 8. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 279-8197.

Meredith, Paugus, Saunders Bays watershed management plans to be presented to public at Jan. 19 meeting

Meredith youth fitness program starts Jan. 11

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