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1 N.H. Senate term enough for Forsythe CONCORD — After serving one term, State Senator Jim Forsythe, a Republican from Strafford who represents District 4, announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election in November. “It’s for personal reasons,” Forsythe explained last night. “I have a child in high school and another going to college and $100 a year (Senate salary) doesn’t cut it.” Forsythe, who was briefly a candidate in the First Congressional District in 2008, easily won the Senate see sENatE page 12

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Walmart plans to nearly double size of Gilford store By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — Walmart plans to nearly double the size of its store here. The project will be the focal point of reconfiguring the shopping center built on a hill overlooking Lake Shore Road (Rte. 11) following the departure of Hannaford Broth-

ers, which recently opened across the highway at Winnipesaukee Crossing. While most of the Walmart plaza lies in Gilford, more than half of the space currently occupied by Walmart and all of the space into which it would expand lies in Laconia. WS Development Associates

of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, the owner of the shopping center, has discussed a conceptual plan with the Gilford Planning Department with an eye to presenting a formal proposal to the Planning Board in February or March. Walmart would expand from 69,474-square-feet to

131,474-square-feet by incorporating the 62,000-square-feet that houses Fashion Bug, Bootleggers and Olympia Sports. The new store would qualify as a “Walmart Supercenter,” which range from 98,000-square-feet to 261,000-square-feet. Supercenters include a full-service see WaLMart page 12

Newt Gingrich campaign in Laconia

Don Forsberg of Laconia chats with Newt Gingrich following a campaign speech at the Belknap Mill in Laconia on Wednesday. Between the two men is the former U.S. House Speaker’s wife, Callista. See story on page 8. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

‘Teach Like A Champion’ said affecting cultural change at LMS Middle School, said that’s exactly what he and the school’s teachers have witnessed this school year. At a December School Board meeting, McCollum presented astonishing statistics, calculated just a few months after his teachers began using a handful of the 49 teaching techniques described by Doug Lemov in 888-827-5612 Plowing Hauling his book “Teach Like a Cham603-470-6125 Sanding Disposal pion.” McCollum told the board Maintenance & Management that, accompanying a dramatic


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Looking to win big in N.H., Romney picks up McCain’s endorsement

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MANCHESTER (AP) — Mitt Romney on Wednesday accepted an endorsement from Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, as the former Massachusetts governor pushed for an overwhelming victory in next week’s New Hampshire primary. Romney flew in from Iowa in the morning after his narrow caucus win, and McCain joined him on stage. But the crowd that greeted Romney’s New Hampshire kickoff asked more hostile questions than any he found in Iowa over the past two weeks — or those in New Hampshire earlier in December. “I’m Mark from Occupy Boston and from Occupy New Hampshire,” the first questioner said. “You’ve said that corporations are people.” He drew Romney into an extended argument about whether the profits companies make see MITT page

Now in game, Santorum faces organization & money hurdles BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Rick Santorum is counting on momentum — and perhaps help from outside groups — to carry him to victory in New Hampshire and beyond. He has little choice. The little-known Republican presidential candidate doesn’t have much of a staff in most states. He doesn’t have the kind of money his competitors have. And he doesn’t have much time to fix those deficiencies. New Hampshire’s primary is six

days away, and the race quickly turns to South Carolina, Florida and other states where candidates historically need big organizations and big bank accounts to prevail. “My name is Rick Santorum, and I am the only authentic, passionate conservative who can unite the GOP,” Santorum wrote in a fundraising missive sent as Iowa caucus votes were being tallied in a race he barely lost. “I need an URGENT contribution of at least $35 today to unite

conservative voters and win the Republican nomination.” There were indications the plea may have worked: Santorum has already seen a surge in online donations, which crippled his campaign’s website shortly after the Iowa results were announced. And campaign manager Mike Biundo has said the campaign’s fundraising pace has tripled over the last week. Even so, Santorum, who nearly won the see SANTORUM page

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Police shot and killed an eighth-grader in the hallway of his middle school Wednesday after the boy brandished what looked like a handgun and pointed it at officers. It turned out to be a pellet gun that closely resembled the real thing. The 15-year-old “had plenty of opportunities to lower the gun and listen to the officers’ orders, and he didn’t want to,” Interim Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez said.

Shortly before the confrontation, the boy had walked into a classroom and punched a random boy in the nose for no apparent reason. Police did not know why he pulled out the weapon. “We think it looks like this was a way to bring attention to himself,” the police chief said. The boy, identified as Jaime Gonzalez, did not threaten students or teachers, and no one else was hurt.

The officers “took the necessary action to protect themselves and the other kids,” Rodriguez said. There weren’t many others in the hall at the time, but “they had every right to take the action that they took.” Authorities declined to share what the boy said before being shot. The shooting happened as classes were about to begin at Cummings Middle School in Brownsville. Teachers locked see 8TH-GRADER page

Texas police kill 8th-grader carrying pellet pistol in school hallway

Navy pilot said responsible for 4 deaths in murder-suicide episode SAN DIEGO (AP) — A New Year’s Day shooting that left four people dead at a condominium near San Diego was a murdersuicide involving a 25-year-old Navy pilot who killed himself, officials said Wednesday. John Robert Reeves shot himself in the head, and the three others with him were murdered, the San Diego County Sheriff’s

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SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a constitutional showdown in the courts. Setting a fierce tone in the election-year fight for middle-class voters, Obama said: “I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer.” Obama named Richard Cordray, a respected former attorney general of Ohio, to be the first direc-

N.H. House overrides Lynch veto of title loan bill

CONCORD (AP) — Businesses offering shortterm loans using vehicles as collateral soon will be able to charge 25 percent interest per month in New Hampshire. The House passed a bill Wednesday 248-123 over Gov. John Lynch’s objections that allows New Hampshire’s title loan lenders to charge the higher rate. The Senate overrode the veto in September, so the bill becomes law in 60 days. Lynch said the bill allowed excessive rates to be charged that would be detrimental to families, communities and the economy. The current rate is 36 percent per year, the same maximum rate set in 2006 by Congress on title loans to members of the military. Supporters argued the bill provides more options for consumers who need a short-term loan. “Do we want to be a nanny state telling people how to live their lives?” said state Rep. John Hunt, R-Rindge. Opponents said it would trap people in high-interest loans they could not repay. State Rep. Jack Flanagan, R-Brookline, said New Hampshire already has three title loan businesses with 16 locations charging 36 percent interest on loans secured by vehicles. “Where’s the downside to that?” said Flanagan, who argued against passing the bill. State Rep. Rick Ladd, R-Haverhill, said towns could see their welfare costs rise if people get into trouble on the loans and lose their cars and their jobs. The House later voted 208-139 to send the governor a related bill allowing installment loans with high interest rates. Supporters said it would give consumers more choices, but critics said borrowers could wind up trapped in a cycle of bad debt if they could not repay the loans.

N.H. House says prepaid heating contracts are not a legal guarantee of delivery

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s House has voted to ease requirements for fuel dealers who offer prepaid contracts that consumers sign to lock in prices on winter fuel. The House voted 223-129 Wednesday to pass a bill that eliminates requirements that the dealers demonstrate they can fulfill their pre-buy contracts. Instead, the bill would insert buyer-beware language into the contract warning consumers a contract is not a guarantee a dealer will use their money to lock in fuel at the agreed-upon price. Supporters argued the existing law is confusing and imposes a burden on small fuel businesses. They said no law can stop a business from closing and possibly harming its clients. Opponents said New Hampshire should not make a mockery of the contracts by simply telling consumers they may lose their money.

tor of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after giving up on hopes for a confirmation vote in the Senate. The appointment means the agency is able to oversee a vast swath of lending companies and others accused at times of preying on consumers with shady practices. In political terms, Obama’s move was unapologetically brazen, the equivalent of a haymaker at Republicans in the Senate who had blocked his nominee. Acting right after Tuesday’s presidential caucuses in Iowa, which showered attention on his opponents, Obama sought to make a splash as the one fighting

for the rights of the little guy. Presidents of both parties long have gotten around a stalled confirmation by naming a nominee to a job when the Senate is on a break through a process known as a recess appointment. But Obama went further by squeezing in his appointment during a break between rapid Senate sessions this week, an unusual move that the GOP called an arrogant power grab. The White House said what the Senate was doing — gaveling in and out of session every few see APPOINTMENT page 7

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Iowa bashing from the elitist left & the incompetent right The Iowa caucuses may not have much predictive value, but they did a wonderful job of unmasking both elitist whiners on the left and incompetent whiners on the right. As they do every presidential election cycle, progressives of pallor wore their indelible disdain for Middle America on their sleeves. Pale-faced University of Iowa journalism professor Stephen Bloom launched a 6,000-word jeremiad, littered with factual errors, against his home state’s residents. The abridged version: Raaaaaaaacists! Hicks! Christians! Argggh! In the safe harbors of The Atlantic just a few weeks before Tuesday’s electoral event, Bloom sneered: “Those who stay in rural Iowa are often the elderly waiting to die.” The rest are “(a)n assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that ‘the sun will come out tomorrow.’” One of the poison-tongued prof’s own former journalism students, Kirsten Scharnberg Hampton, took him to task for citing faulty demographic statistics, derisively stereotyping hunters and falsely accusing a local newspaper of “splashing” the headline “He Is Risen” across its front page (it was a small, boxed quotation marking Easter Sunday). But the damage was done; the bait dangled. And at the overwhelmingly white “NBC Nightly News” on Sunday, Andrea Mitchell swallowed the Iowa-bashing chum whole — and then dutifully regurgitated the attack on the state as, “Too white, too evangelical, too rural.” She was quick to slip in a “critics say” disclaimer, of course. But let’s not kid ourselves about the network’s prejudices. This is the same news organization that attempted to conduct Islamophobia stings at NASCAR races to expose how racist racing fans supposedly were; whose “Meet the Press” host David Gregory smeared GOP leaders as “Grand Wizards” in November; and whose execs were forced to apologize last month for MSNBC goons who falsely linked GOP candidate Mitt Romney to the Ku Klux Klan. One local Hawkeye State veteran journalist, David Yepsen, tried to correct the coastal myth of the redneckhick-outlier Iowa voter by politely pointing out Barack Obama’s triumph in the 2008 Democratic caucuses at the hands of, yes, mostly white voters. Moreover, over the past four presidential election seasons, the Iowa popular vote has “closely tracked national preferences.” Census statistics show that the majority of Iowans are urban, not rural; the median age is 38 (nationally, it’s 36.7); and out of a population of 3-million people statewide, some 90,000 are farming families. But snobs and demagogues on both sides of the aisle eschewed

the facts and instead indulged in racial and class warfare. The Hispanic News website issued a clarion call: “In Diverse and Urban Nation, Time to Kick Iowa White, Racist Farmers to Curb.” GOP strategist Roger Stone, who spearheaded the bungled bid to turn statist, pro-bailout, eminent-domain abuser Donald Trump into a Tea Party/GOP “Mr. Everyman” candidate, also jumped ugly. He railed against Iowans as a “bunch of hayseeds” who are “not representative of America today.” More Iowa sins according to Stone: “The food is awful, the people are stout, and a lot of them smoke.” If only a utopian state of nonsmoking, vegetarian supermodels and “Apprentice” reality-show contestants had first-in-the-nation status. Imagine how much better off we’d all be. Joking aside, I’d have no problem with a rotating, kick-off caucus slot. But intermingled with the bi-coastal bigotry against Iowa is the distinct odor of sore-loser-dom. Split voters in Iowa simply reflected the wider discontent among grassroots conservatives and tea party activists with the current Pageant of the Imperfects. Besides, Iowa caucus critics have had years to change the status quo. Like some of Tuesday’s big losers, the whingers and whiners who complain about the process have failed to get their act together. All talk, no follow-through. Take Newt Gingrich. The vaunted intellectual field marshal of the GOP whose campaign bubble quickly burst under the weight of his own gross incompetence blamed his fall on money, staff, a “failed system,” negative ads and the electorate’s inability to appreciate “big ideas.” But if you can’t convert a surge into an electoral win, if you can’t effectively rebut opponents’ charges without resorting to tears and tantrums, and — most damaging for Gingrich — if you can’t put people on the ground in places like Iowa and Virginia who can deliver votes and signatures when it counts, how can you win a general election? Frankly, to use a favorite Gingrich verbal crutch, the fault lies in just one place: on Gingrich’s shoulders. When I was a kid, we took something called the Iowa Test of Basic Skills — a nationally standardized test of minimum competence in core subjects. The Iowa caucuses serve a similar purpose. When campaigns fail to meet the most elementary requirements of organizational politics, don’t blame the messengers. Blame the test-takers. (Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is the daughter of Filipino Immigrants. She was born in Philadelphia, raised in southern New Jersey and now lives with her husband and daughter in Maryland. Her weekly column is carried by more than 100 newspapers.)

Isn’t there anything anyone can do to help ‘Robert’ & others? To the editor, A response to the Dec. 30 article about “Robert”: Well, I’m just an 11-year-old girl who likes to walk the tracks. My friend was with me and that day was different. I have a big heart and when I saw “Robert” laying on the ground I thought he was dead, so I started to talk to him. He wasn’t responding so Noah went to ask him if he was okay. By then “Robert’s” knees were shaking. We ran home to get help. I got him some soup, bread, coffee and clothes. I also got him a blanket. My step-dad came with us. He went down to get “Robert” up. He wouldn’t

respond so we went to the L.P.D. As I walked home I heard the ambulance and started to cry. A few days later my mom told me to read The Laconia Daily Sun. It was an article about “Robert”. I understand there are limited resources but is there anything anyone can do to help “Robert” and others in his situation? Like I said, I’m only 11 so there’s not much I can do. My mom says I can’t save the world, but we can start one person at a time. Thank you L.P.D. and everyone who helped get “Robert” off the streets. Madelina Morris Laconia

Gingrich is only GOP candidate who’ll implement real change To the editor, Do we really want a moderate as our nominee for the Republican candidate for president? Haven’t we learned our lesson yet? Who is responsible for letting our country get five trillion dollars in debt? Isn’t it the politicians we have elected over the years and all the special earmarks they passed at the taxpayers’ expense to win the votes of their constituents? It’s time for a real conservative who has a proven record to lead our country in the right direction! That candidate is Newt Gingrich! I’m sure Mitt Romney is a nice person; he has a charming family with a lovely home in New Hampshire. However, look at his record. He implemented the same health care plan that Obama did. He forced the people of Massachusetts to buy it. How will

he debate that decision with Obama? He voted for the Democrat candidate Paul Tsongas. He was for legalized abortion, before he was against it. He voted against Newt’s very successful 1994 Contract with America. What really bothers me is how he would not come out against the lies his supporters spewed about Newt Gingrich in the ads they ran in Iowa. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of dirty politics. At the very least, we the people should demand that we be told the truth. If it’s a true accusation, it’s fair game but don’t lie to us to get what you want. It is time for real change and Newt Gingrich is the only candidate who can beat Obama and who will implement that real change and do it honestly. Linda Dupere Campton

Ask Gilford students & parents if year-round school fits their needs To the editor, The Gilford School Board has once again discussed the pros and cons of adopting a year-round school calendar. While a number of points were made both for and against in both discussions, the conclusion is that yearround school would be best for the students. I wonder if the high school students, many of whom are employed locally for the summer, would agree with that conclusion? The administration may want to poll the high school and upper middle school students and determine how many of them and their families rely on the income earned from summer jobs. You may be surprised to learn that a high percentage of students need the income that can be earned from two months of steady employment. Indeed the Gilford School District may not “be here to feed the businesses

with summer help” but the bottom line is the students need local employers and the local employers need the students. Summer jobs are a great opportunity to round out a student’s education with actual work experience. Every summer job provides students with the opportunity to be responsible, practice decision making skills, polish social skills and learn how to manage finances. This is real life experience that can’t be learned in the classroom and, as we all very well know, can be invaluable for students after high school whether they are entering college or the work force. In conclusion, Gilford School Board, before you decide to “scrap conventions” you may want to ask your target audience (the students) and their families (the taxpayers) if year round school would really fit their needs best. Deb Mercer Gilford

We need a successful businessman in White House: Mitt Romney To the editor, I am officially endorsing Gov. Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for President of the United States. He possesses the necessary qualities needed to make the highest office in the land once again a place of honor, pride and greatness. The one thing mightier than all of the political figures in the entire world, is a strong conviction that America is still the

leader of the free world and together we its citizens can help restore our society to a new and better place. It’s these core values that Governor Romney brings to the forefront that precede great actions. I ask all conservatives /Republicans /independents and Democrats to join me in supporting Gov. Mitt Romney in his journey to the White House and see next page

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LETTERS Gilford people know better than to ever question the ‘experts’

Obama supporters also need to vote in the N.H. Primary on 10th

To the editor, My heart goes out to Kevin Leandro, our newest Gilford Budget Committee member. I’ve been looking at the information related to the discussions on the fire truck controversy. After all, the community will be responsible for nearly a half a million dollars of debt. I think every Gilford resident should carefully weigh ALL the information on this massive expense and not just the information compiled by the “experts”. Mr. Leandro is learning that his life time of experience with trucks passed down by his family’s entire lifetime of trucks, means absolutely nothing compared to the “experts” here in Gilford. I’m sure they are going to tell him why “these trucks” are completely different than any other truck. How could he possibly question Gilford’s numerous “experts” who have given us all sorts of wonderful things at the expense of the Gilford taxpayer? Remember that $150,000 piece of land that was purchased for the library that the “experts” told us we absolutely had to have? It’s been for sale ever since and we can’t even get $110,000 for it. Then there’s the Lakes Business Park; the gift that keeps taking. “Experts” said we had to have that, too. The “experts” have scammed the taxpayer’s out of over one million dollars (and still counting) in School District superintendent salaries and benefits. Even though the law says we can legally provide “superintendent services” in a more efficient way; the “experts” say there’s no reason to even try. And let’s not forget the football team promoted by the “experts”. Seems we don’t even have enough students to field a team. Don’t remind education “expert” Joe Wernig of

To the editor, Voters need to think for themselves. We need to express ourselves as to our opinions of the candidates. Our judgements should be based on performance, not wild promises which cannot be delivered. The January 10 Primary is for both parties. The Democrats must vote in order to show the nation that there are voters here who will support our president. Obama has the economy in a recovery. Unemployment has been dropping from 9.9-percent in April to 8.6-percent now. No president can suddenly, in a couple of years, create millions of jobs. This is particularly true when states and local governments are laying off almost as many workers as the private sector hires. The president has no control over these governments. We are getting more private hiring every month. A president can get us into wars. Compare the last two, one got us into two, and Obama got us out of one of them. He also avoided getting into any others. Obama is putting policies into effect that bring innovative new education

this because he claimed families are flocking to our town and flooding our schools with their children. The list is endless but if I continued to point them out then I’d just be called “hateful” and a number of other names the “experts” call you when you remind them of their numerous failures (at our expense). Sorry Mr. Leandro, this is how it works in Gilford. Don’t waste your time trying to convince the usual suspects on the Budget Committee. They know better to even question the “experts” because … let’s just say that when your household relies on income from the budgets you review, you all stick together. Their consistency is stunning. They will remind you that the elected boards that oversee both budgets have already vigorously vetted their budgets. Who but the all knowing School Board should determine the need for a superintendent? HOWEVER, when they determine the Life Sciences class is no longer needed, then, they are complete morons. Who but the all knowing Selectboard would know if we need a new fire truck? HOWEVER, when they determine a few departments could use a staff reduction, then, they are complete morons. Are you seeing the pattern yet? I know Mr. Leandro thinks the Budget Committee’s purpose is to further question and scrutinize the budget. I’ll bet he even thought that his years of truck knowledge and experience would add significant value to the discussion. Well, if only he were advocating for a new truck (or any other spending for that matter). Then he’d be considered a “Gilford Expert”! Terry Stewart Gilford

ideas which will start our kids learning words early in life. He is also protecting our air and water from pollution by industries that have the capability of cleaning up their processes. The last president gave us a multitrillion dollar deficit. Obama is trying to get bipartisan action on reducing this deficit. Obama has brought us a health care plan that is similar to one proposed by the Republicans in 1993. This plan, when in effect, and modified by bipartisan efforts, will be the only proposal that can save us from larger and larger deficits in the future. This plan is attacked, and lobbied against because it force will the insurance companies to provide competitive policies at competitive prices. This can be done while still giving more people better health care. If you respond to this, don’t attack me and don’t rant about all the wild things that bring nothing to making intelligent voting decisions. Each voter needs to get facts, and then, both Republicans and Democrats vote on them. Kent Warner Center Harbor.

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I believe Mitt Romney will crush Barack Obama in any debate To the editor, Now that Iowa is behind us, we are next in the spotlight. Have you decided who you are voting for in the Primary on Tuesday? If you haven’t decided, how will you make your decision? On who has the best chance of beating Obama? If that is the case, then you would want someone who can take him to school in the debates. How about moral character and solid principles? How about someone with the business savvy it takes to turn around a company that is losing trillions of dollars each year and create a company that is not only living within their means, but actually saving money for a more challenging times? What moral issues are important to you? Abortion? The sanctity of marriage? Are these foremost in your mind? When I look at who is left in the race from preceding page his ultimate victory as our next president. Clearly, if there was ever a time when we needed a tried and proven successful businessman in the White House it’s now! Your future and those of your children and my children depend upon that more than at any other time in the history of our great country. Guy J. Giunta, Jr. Sanbornton

for the nomination, I see a couple of options, but the one that really seems to stand out consistently is Mitt Romney. He is a great debater, confident in his message and he stands up for what he believes in without backing down. I believe he will crush Obama in any debate. As far as moral character and solid principles go, when I look at Mitt Romney, I see someone who is not afraid of hard work, has a solid character based on principles he has been taught all his life that he lives and is not afraid to change his mind on big issues when he realizes he has been wrong. How about knowing how to turn a big business from a failing one to a profitable one? There is no bigger business in our country than the United States Government. Once someone has the courage to run it like a business, it will serve us better. While I am not against any of the other candidates, I still come back to Mitt as being the one that will be best for our country. Robin Felch Center Harbor

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LETTERS How can person who doesn’t believe in God know what God wants? To the editor, Professor Sandy, a self-proclaimed atheist and “man of peace”, seems to take pleasure in peeing on other people’s parades. His column, especially during the Christmas season, was excessively judgmental and overbearing. I think the overwhelming majority of people across the globe desire peace. However, I don’t think one can expect to achieve peace by dictating to the religious that they are not allowed to display our nation’s flag in their church, and that they must replace it with the “Earth flag”. The professor also wants to force religious establishments to pay for chaplains in our military, and he wants them not to dress in military garb. Outrageously, the professor also wants to dictate to the religious institutions, some “fundamental changes” to insure that “real peace” can be achieved, as he believes Christianity is an obstruction to peace. (Perhaps there is someone at Plymouth State who can read and explain the First Amendment to him.) Sandy goes on to state that if there were a God, He would not want nations to have borders. My first question is how can a person who doesn’t believe in a Supreme Being know what that Being would want? As to his assumption that God would not want there to be any borders in the world, I think the professor missed the “criti-

cal thinking” class at Plymouth State. That class would have let him in on the fact that without borders, and governments, the world would be in an anarchistic, tribal state. Does the professor really believe that’s what the God he doesn’t believe exists wants? After shaking my head over the naivete in Professor Sandy’s column, I then read the letter from Professor Cracraft, in which he pointed out Gov. Perry and Speaker Gingrich’s failings on the “separation of powers”. While I agree with him on this issue, I guess I must have missed his outrage when, during a State of the Union Speech, our current president humiliated the Supreme Court on a decision it made. I must have also missed his outrage when the president arbitrarily decided not to enforce the “Defense of Marriage” Act. And I didn’t hear a word when the president said he wanted a national police force equal in strength to our military. Perhaps I was out of town when the president’s appointee in the Justice Department decided not to prosecute selective acts of voter intimidation. I know Professor Cracraft to be a nice man so I’m sure he can point out where I can find his comments on those similar issues. A happy and healthy New Year to all. Bob Meade Laconia

I want to trust my elected leaders, a man like Gov. Jon Huntsman To the editor, Dear New Hampshire Primary voter: Does your candidate have a clear vision for the future for our country? If not you are likely to be getting an uncoordinated mix of promises based on recent polling data. One candidate has been sharing his very clear vision for our country for over six months in New Hampshire. Governor Jon Huntsman is the one candidate that understands that sustainable world leadership is largely based on the strength of our values and our commitment to freedom and liberty as it has been from our beginning as a nation. We cannot provide that international leadership unless we are strong at home. We are not strong as we need to be and that causes us to be at some increased risk. We have what seems like uncontrollable deficit spending, high unemployment, public school under performance, increasing uncertainty in health care with rising costs. The tax code is a mess and perhaps the worst is we appear to have, in large part, lost trust in our public leaders. What would the founding fathers think about where we are now? Winston Churchill said in the darkest days of WWII in London “It’s not enough that we do our best;

sometimes it’s necessary to do what is required. Its time for real solutions for real problems. Governor Huntsman as a U.S. represenative has lived in China for about six years and has been our U.S. Ambassador to China for about two of those years. Governor Jon Huntsman is by far the most qualified in foreign policy of anyone in the race from either party. He was re-elected as governor of Utah with close to 80-percent of the vote. Utah was rated as the best run state in the nation under his leadership. High performance in office has been his trademark because he sees the big picture first and then provides focused leadership to solve big problems. We simply have to change our current course into world history in order to be able to continue to provide the international Ray of Hope that we have for over 200 years. Continued delay puts our country at increased risk. This may be one of those times when we have to do what is required. (A major course change with specific objectives is required). I want to trust my elected leaders again. I support Governor Jon Huntsman for president Bill Grimm Franklin


Ron Paul is libertarian terrorist who’s in conflict with GOP ideals To the editor, Our soldiers were killed at Fort Hood by a man dressed in Arab suicide garb yelling Allah Akbar! The man was a terrorist who was allowed to foment his deeply disturbed campaign by the Army establishment. What was the outcome? Twelve dead soldiers, many others wounded, and the massacre labeled as “workplace violence.” The same thing is happening in the Republican Party today. A RINO misfit who follows a political agenda that bears almost no semblance to the Republican platform has been allowed to foment dissent because the party is afraid to offend his sensibilities. We won’t tell him that if he wants to participate, we have a platform that is our basis of beliefs. No! What we do is

let him vent his propaganda of legalizing dangerous drugs, not defending our country, abandoning our allies, coddling terrorist nations like Iran, and allowing fellow Christians to be persecuted around the world. Ron Paul is an avowed libertarian terrorist whose politics are in almost complete conflict with Republican ideals. Ron Paul has been tolerated over the years out of a warped sense of “political correctness” that will destroy both the party and our country. If you think Ron Paul is correct, put on your terrorist garb and shout Allah Akbar to the housetops with him, but do it under the libertarian banner, not the Republican banner. Dave Testerman Franklin

We can’t thank members of the Gilmanton Fire Department enough  To the editor, If you have ever had the misfortune of a chimney fire or any other fire emergency in the Town of Gilmanton, you can be very, very grateful for our awesome Gilmanton Fire Department. This is the second time in 10 years, in the almost 30 years living here, that we have needed their services for a chimney fire. Officer Matt Currier was the first to arrive and flag our driveway for the Fire Department and made sure everyone was out of the house. I can’t say enough about how blessed we are to have them all! They are fast, efficient, professional and the absolute best! It is impressive to observe the leadership, teamwork, organization and absolute

thoroughness of how our Fire Department works together with such respect for each other and those that they are helping. Thank you, thank you, thank you... again. We have our home intact with no fire damage and had very little smoke residue. There were so many dedicated firefighters in the wait, including Alton, in case things turned bad, since we have no fire hydrants in this neck of the woods and we live in a log home. We can’t thank you all enough for your dedication for the work you all do so selflessly. THANK YOU! We are forever grateful. Deb & Dave Cornett Gilmanton

Founders wanted it spelled out that government got its rights from people To the editor, So many speak of freedom, especially in an election year, freedom for all, it’s the American way, the N.H. way. Their freedom requires we accept a government creating more laws. Laws giving certain citizen designated “rights”, laws which make some crimes extra criminal. N.H.’s constitution spells out specifically, “equally free and independent”, which by 1974 required an amending sentence due to 200 years of meddling and tweaking. The first 10 Articles of the NH Constitution were not added later as with the U.S. Federal Constitution as the first 10 amendments. They came first because the people in creating a government wanted it spelled out that it was not the government which gave the people their rights but that it was the people that gave the government its rights. The Constitution was written to limit government and protect the citizen(s) from the government. Just recently “knives” were added to controlled weapons, which may be all fine and good but such as it is written there is no differing between a butter knife or a machete. What next? A hammer, screw driver or a jump rope? When was the state Constitution changed by a vote of the citizens to allow the lawyers to cherry pick through the lives and minds of citizens who have a driver’s license to decide who will sit on the jury. What happened to a trail by a jury of our “peers”. The Constitution clearly

we have the right to know. But under a recent law we are supposedly given access under the freedom of information act. We are reminded that there are checks and balances amongst the three branches of government but never reminded of jury nullification, the last check the citizens of the state have on the government. The freedom the citizens have to nullify the laws written by the Legislature, signed by the governor and deemed constitutional by the courts. Freedoms which have somehow become vapor. The unalienable right of conscience, the freedom to think and believe, equally free and independent of the entangling matrix of laws (referred to a RSA’s). Living under a federal government which declares our feeling and thoughts to be criminal and extra criminal if so in the commission of a crime. It may well be that the greater population of this state and the nation would prefer the states to be administrative districts of United States Federal Government and that that government engineer our lives and society. If that is the case be up front about it, declare the failure of an idea which sought to free humanity from the oppression and slavery of rulers, tyrants and religious states, an idea which declared a belief in not only the individual but humanity itself. Declared the soul of humanity to be good in conscience and heart. G.W. Brooks Meredith

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LETTERS I think Mormons have high ethics & values but they aren’t Christians To the editor, An open letter to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney: Is you is or is you ain’t a Christian? Mr. Romney, with all due respect to you and all you have accomplished (Romney-care aside), I have to take issue with your (and Joel Osteen’s) contention that you are indeed a Christian. I do not claim to speak for all Christians in this letter, just the one’s who have taken the time to examine the facts. And, not being a Mormon, I certainly don’t speak for them (except the ones who know the facts). What I do have to say is this, when Joseph Smith proclaimed his revelation, it was because he felt everyone else, up to that point, had gotten God’s message wrong. His teaching was most patently NOT “Christian.” Let’s examine just some of the differing issues that this question presents: Christianity teaches that Jesus is the ONLY born offspring of Jehovah God, angels are created beings, and humans are the off-spring of God’s favorite creation, Adam and Eve. In this vein, Lucifer is a fallen angel who convinced one-third of heaven’s angels to rebel with him against God. Mormonism, however, teaches that Jesus and Lucifer (aka Satan) are actually spiritual brothers since Lucifer and we are “God Children” by Jehovah. The split which occurred was due to nothing more than a disagreement over whether Jesus or Lucifer should be the salvation of the world. Now it is not my intent to debate the merits of Christianity or Mormonism (I’m sure the astute reader has surmised where this writer stands). Rather, I broach the topic simply to say, One is NOT the other. A further distinction – Christianity holds there are no other gods aside from Jehovah. However, Mormonism teaches (though somewhat more reservedly than in the past) a doctrine of Human Deification (Man becomes god, and, no, there was no mention of the women attaining this lofty ascension). While their teachers speak disparagingly of focusing on that as their goal, they do not deny it as what they believe (from Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to present). Lastly (for the sake of space, not material) Christians believe in the Fall of Man as recorded in the third chapter of Genesis. Adam transgressed God’s command and entered a fallen state which is inherited by every child born on this planet, we refer to the event as “original sin”. This is why it was critical that Jesus was born of a virgin, so that He NOT inherit Adam’s sin. A sacrifice polluted with sin could not be acceptable before a pure and holy god. Mormonism teaches there is no original sin, but that we suffer from moral failures, and Adam’s fall has no bearing on the

issue. This position flies in the face of the apostle Paul’s teaching: “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned… …Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Rom 5:12, 18, 19. Once again, it is not my intent to say who has the more correct doctrine. Only that, one is NOT the other. If you were to ask a Mormon if a Lutheran, Presbyterian or Baptist held the same “truths” they do, likely the response would be emphatically negative, with a hearty snort and harumpf thrown in for good measure. At the same time one must not imagine that Mormonism is kith and kin with Christianity. While Mormonism claims to concur with Christianity, it simply has too many deviations from the norm to even register on the same chart, and we are not even discussing the “revelations” which the Book of Mormons allege. Having said that, I repeat my argument – namely that Mormonism is not Christianity. If Mr. Romney wants to declare that he is a Mormon, that’s great. I think Mormons have higher ethics and family values than most other religious organizations in America today. Mitt might even make a good president. He might balance the budget, improve the economy, bring manufacturing back to USA, and even bring the two sides of the aisle together in Congress. What I cannot abide is a group of people hijacking a name so as to curry favor (or in this case votes). Seriously, has Mr. Romney ever sidled up to someone before the last election and said, “Hey, you know what, I’m a Christian just like you.” Not likely. And that is just fine, because he’s not. I wouldn’t expect it of an Hebrew or Muslim either. But that he’s doing it now, just betrays that he is simply making political hay. Would Mitt make a good president? Possibly. Certainly, he couldn’t do any worse than the Community Organizer (rabble rouser) who is in that office now. To paraphrase a statement made after Reagan’s first successful run, “Why not a Mormon, we’ve had an anarchist for the last three years.” I only ask that he come clean on the fact that Mormonism isn’t Christianity. Anyway, I hope this helps some folks who have heard all the hoopla, but were unsure where fact and fiction took separate roads. Until next time. Mark A. Dadian Laconia

APPOINTMENT from page 3 days solely to avoid being in recess — was a sham. Obama’s aides said the president would not be stopped by a legislative gimmick, even though it was Senate Democrats who began the practice to halt President George W. Bush’s appointments. “When Congress refuses to act, and as a result hurts our economy and puts

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Young woman who allegedly fired 3 shots at police declared not competent to stand trial at this time BY GAIL OBER


Public Access television installing state-of-the-art equipment Michael Ridinger of Boreal Media Technologies, left, and Shane Selling of Laconia check the fit of a new switching system being installed at the Lakes Region Public Access television studios at the Huot Regional Technical Education Center at Laconia High School on Wednesday. In the background, Dave Ferruolo fishes cabling for the new system in the ceiling. MetroCast Cablevision channels 24, 25 and 26 went off the air on Wednesday because of the installation work. Station executive director Denise Beauchaine said the new equipment will provide a big boost to LRPA’s programming capabilities and she expects to be back on the air this weekend. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

In Laconia, Gingrich begins final push for N.H. Primary votes, says he’ll be ‘paycheck president’ BY GAIL OBER


LACONIA — In a room jammed with media and security, former Speaker of the U.S. House and GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich told nearly 100 people at the historic Belknap Mill Wednesday that he would create a “dynamic society” should he be elected president. Gingrich surged to the top of the Republican polls after a solid showing in an earlier series of televised debates put faded to a poor fourth place showing in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses. Since emerging as a serious threat to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s status as the perceived front-runner in the race he has been the subject of a barrage of television attack ads produced and paid for by a “supper pac” run by Romney associates. In Laconia, Gingrich said he would incentivize Americans by limiting regulations and laws that inhibit innovation and productivity. Concentrating most of his criticism on President Barack Obama, not Romney, Gingrich said he is Adam Smith as compared to Obama being Saul Alinsky. Adam Smith, the 18th Century author of the “Wealth of Nations” is considered by some to be the father of modern-day capitalism, while Alinsky — the author of “Rules for Radicals” — is considered by many to be the father of modern-day community organizing. Gingrich said if elected he would reinvigorate the “supply-side” economic theory that he credits with bringing the United States out of the economic malaise that ended in the early 1980s, after Ronald Reagan assumed office. A junior congressman at the time, he said he is the person to govern because he was able to work as a Republican with a U.S. Congress lead by Massachusetts Democrat and long-time Speaker Thomas

“Tip” O’Neil. Gingrich’s three-point plan would reduce the capital gains tax to zero percent, lower the corporate tax rate from 35-percent to 12.5-percent and allow companies to expense capital purchases at 100-percent per year to keep America on the cutting edge of procuring new equipment. He said, if elected, he would also ask the current Congress to repeal two pieces of legislation: SarbanesOxley, that was passed as a response to the Enron meltdown and Dodd-Frank legislation that was signed by Obama in 2010 and purports to improve consumer protections and reign in Wall Street abuses. “I would rehire none of the people from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency),” he said to applause and cheers. Gingrich also said he believes he could go into any neighborhood in the country and the people there will pick a pay check over food stamps. “Obama is the best food stamp president, and I want to be the best pay check president,” he said. As to Romney, Gingrich described himself as a true conservative and Romneyas the former moderate governor of a liberal Massachusetts. He said he would be the better man to challenge Obama in the presidential race because Obama would have a billion dollars to spend and all of it would be spent negatively “because he has nothing positive to say.” “This will come to a straight-out fight,” said Gingrich about the upcoming race for president, adding Romney is not the person who can “look Obama in the eye and tell him he is wrong.” Gingrich will be at the Inn at Church Landing in Meredith tonight at 7 p.m. while Romney is scheduled to appear in Laconia on Friday night; his campaign had not announced a venue as of last evening.

LACONIA — A Belknap County Superior Court judge determined the Gilford woman who allegedly fired three shots at police officers in a six hour standoff on Union Road in Belmont is incapable at this point in time to stand trial. Judge Jame O’Neill ruled Tuesday that Diamond Morrill, 21, could undergo treatment and be able to assist in her own defense at some point in the future so the charges of three felony counts of reckless conduct were not dismissed. In September, O’Neill ruled that Morrill’s competency hearing would be delayed for 90 days while she completed drug rehabilitation and rescheduled her competency hearing. The results of her competency hearing are under court seal but were nonetheless dire enough to convince O’Neill she didn’t have enough of an understanding of the charges she faces and would be unable to assist her lawyer Ted Barnes in her own defense. Morrill was the third person inside a Union Road house in September of 2009 when the Belknap County Special Operations Group came looking for Christopher Kelly. Kelly, his wife’s 3-year-old daughter, and Morrill allegedly barricaded themselves from police and during the ensuing standoff three gunshots were fired — one barely missing the head of Laconia Police Sgt. Richard Simmons. Kelly and the child surrendered to police just after dawn and Morrill was arrested when police stormed the home and found her wrapped in a blanket in the barricaded bedroom. Pictures offered into evidence at Kelly’s trial showed a handgun lying within her reach. During Kelly’s trial for being in possession of a handgun, Simmons testified that he heard the bullet “whiz” by his head. Simmons is on the proposed witness list for Morrill’s trial, should it ever happen. O’Neill, who presided over Kelly’s trial for unlawful possession of a gun and criminal restraint, ruled the the county prosecution had not met its burden and refused to send the case to the jury. The same jury found him guilty of one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest and he was sentenced to 12 months in the Belknap County House of Corrections, most of which he had already served while waiting for his trial. A few weeks later O’Neill sentenced him to serve all of a previously suspended sentence in N.H. State Prison for selling a small amount of crack cocaine to an undercover police officer in Laconia in 2003. MITT from page 2 help average Americans improve their lives. The second questioner read from a piece of paper as she asked why Romney defended his Massachusetts health law as a way to keep people from taking advantage of the system but opposed such a law for the nation. “Why did you want to hold people who could afford health insurance accountable in Massachusetts, but now you’re okay with increasing costs for everyone else?” she asked. And third, a Chinese American woman stood to ask Romney how he would move away from Ronald Reagan-era economics that she said didn’t help her. When he defended America as the wealthiest in the world, she responded: “I love this country . I hate all this degrading thing about China this, China that.” Her comments were drowned out by other shouts see next page

Laconia recycling total up 21% in 2011 but there’s still a long way to go to meet goals BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The volume of recyclable materials collected here topped 1,200 tons in 2011, an increase of 21-percent over 2010, which represented a net reduction in the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste of $57,359. During the year 1,219.60 tons of recyclables were collected, 212.91 tons more than the 1006.69 collected the year before. Curbside collection rose by only 31.88 tons, or five-percent, from 632.65 tons to 664.53 tons, recyclables taken to the three remote collection points jumped by 181.03 tons, or 48-percent, from 374.04 tons to 555.07 tons. Every ton taken out of the waste stream and recycled reduces the cost of handling solid waste, which is funded by property taxes, by more than $150 per ton. Recycling trimmed solid waste costs by $180,163.85. Since the city pays a fixed price to collect recyclable materials — $10,000 for the first nine months and $10,340 for the last three months of 2011 — regardless of tonnage, the net saving from the recycling program was $57,359. During the year, 14,011 tons of solid waste and recyclables were collected, of which 8,142 tons were taken from preceding page

to the transfer station, 4,649 tons were collected at the curbside and 1,220 tons were recycled. In other words, recyclables represented 8.7-percent of the entire solid waste stream. As a rule of thumb, as much as 60-percent of all solid waste can be recycled. During the last three months of 2011, following the start of a City Hall-sponsored “recycling challenge,” 170,24 tons of recyclable material were collected at the curbside, compared to 154.10 tons during the same period in 2010, an increase of 10.5-percent. Meanwhile, in the months 148.06 tons of recyclables were taken to the remote locations, 52.20 tons, or 55-percent, more than the 95.86 tons deposited a year earlier. Ann Saltmarsh, who manages the recycling program at the Department of Public Works, said that since the introduction of single-stream recycling in January 2010 the tonnage of recyclable materials has risen more than 20-percent. “The steady increase is very encouraging,” she said. Despite the increases, recycling still represents less than 10-percent of the total solid waste stream. The goal of the recycling challenge is to reach 25-percent by March.

from the crowd, until Romney repeated her: “She said, ‘She loves this country, and don’t put any Asians down.’ I hope I don’t put any Asians down,” he said. Romney took a few more questions and wasn’t visibly rattled, instead pushing back and also looking to McCain to help him with his answers But it was a remarkable start to the last week of a primary that Romney hopes to win by overwhelming margins. Romney plans another town hall in nearby Peterborough Tuesday evening. McCain, who is still hugely popular in the state, said his endorsement was intended to help Romney NAVY PILOT from page 2 pened inside the residence,” Fraser told reporters. “We don’t know what the motive was.” The deaths shook Coronado, a picturesque peninsular enclave of 24,000 people on San Diego Bay that draws tourists and recorded only one homicide in 2010. The city is home to Naval Air Station North Island, serves as a training area for Navy SEALs, and is a haven for Navy retirees. The two Navy pilots shared the condominium with

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Pitman’s Freight Room said ideal venue for staging premier of ‘Political Suicide’, 4 short plays by Ernest Thompson By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Academy Award winning author Ernest Thompson says that one of the motivations for “Political Suicide”, a collection of four new short plays which will open just before the New Hampshire Primary at Pitman’s Freight House in downtown Laconia, was his own realization of how much American politics has changed during his lifetime. “I came of age in the 1960s, which was a fabulous time to grow up and took part in my share of protests. I remember I particularly disliked Richard Nixon. But years later, when he cried at his wife’s funeral, it occurred to me that, even though I had different political views, that Nixon was a part of a common humanity with the same feelings and emotions that we all have. When I was younger I recall that everyone, Republicans and Democrats, just like the campaign button ‘We Like Ike’ said, really did like and respect President Eisenhower,’’ says Thompson. But he says that today’s bitterly divisive, hyperpartisan politics, with it’s lack of respect and civility and continual gridlock, shows a corrosive quality that divides and weakens the country and makes it less able to deal with its’ myriad problems. “There are no adults in the room any more, no sense of shared responsibility. It’s all an adolescent turf war,’’ says Thompson, who says that he still recalls how at one time a career in politics was seen as the ambition of the nation’s ‘’best and the bright-

est’’ but that no longer holds true. One of the plays “Rewrite”, touches on that theme, depicting the disillusionment with the state of American politics of a veteran United States Senator who returns to the small town where his career began 40 years before. There, he is challenged by a long-time supporter and critic, the still lovely and still passionate editor of the local newspaper. Interestingly enough the play is a second draft of the play which Thompson had previously performed with fellow Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Karen Black, who was a 1970 Oscar nominee for her role in ‘’Five Easy Pieces’’ as Jack Nicholson’s aspiring country singing-waitress girlfriend. Other plays in “Political Suicide” include “Potato Head for President”, which imagines taking the best of each candidate and creating one who might excite the two jaded polling place volunteers and the two eager young voters who struggle to find inspiration, not to mention faith in the process. In “Occupy New Lexington”, a restless young man in a small town in New Hampshire dreams of being part of the movement. It’s a lonely crusade when no one shows up to hear his impassioned entreaty on behalf of the 99-percent. Except, that is, for the police chief, who has his own unique take on the protest and the protestor. In “Welfare Thee Well”, poor Ruth Madoff is down to her last two million and Katrina Belair, a recent widow, whose very wealthy husband left her pennisee next page

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LMS from page one The book was brought to Laconia by Superintendent Bob Champlin, who shared it with district administrators. McCollum presented the book to his teachers in June of last year. Over the summer, about 20 teachers read the book and the entire staff is expected to have implemented “Teach Like a Champion” in some capacity by the end of the school year. Although most of the attention following his School Board presentation has been on behavioral change – he states that disciplinary referrals have been cut nearly in half – McCollum said the six techniques teachers identified for the school to adopt are all focused on instruction. The result that McCollum celebrates is the academic success that students have exhibited this year, with more than half of the school’s students making honor roll. “None of these techniques are punitive. They’re about making sure that learning is happening. To me, that’s caring,” said McCollum. Among the techniques the school has adopted are “No Opt Out,” in which teachers won’t allow a student to get away with answering “I don’t know” or otherwise dodge participation. That combines with “Cold Calling,” where teachers pick which student will answer a question rather than waiting for someone to raise her hand. Those two techniques set the expectation for students that everyone will pay attention and engage the lesson. A pair of other techniques aim to better manage the middle school schedule. “Do Now” has teachers prepare a task that students must complete immediately upon entering the classroom, thereby eliminating the several minutes of socialization at the beginning of each of the seven periods. The “Exit Ticket” is a quick assessment that teachers employ at the end of each period as a way of testing whether the students grasped a key concept of the day. Peg Tetreault, a math and special education teacher, said “Teach Like a Champion” was an “inspiring book” for her. “After teaching for 30 years,

I found this a valuable book,” she said. “I feel that I’m doing a better job teaching.” Carleen Steckert, who teaches social studies, said students are “engaged” in their learning, which naturally results in fewer behavioral distractions. “They’re good teaching strategies,” she said. For her, a sign of a successful delivery of instruction is when the class period seems to go by quickly because students and teachers are so focused on the lesson. Now, she said, “Those 50 minutes, they pretty much fly by.” Taylor Gagne, an eighth grader, agreed that the new strategies were changing the typical school day. Now, instead of lingering in the hallways between classes and chatting for a few minutes at the start of each period, he said students are in a hurry to get to the next class so they can tackle the “Do Now” assignment. “It opens you up to getting ready to learn about the subject,” he explained. “Paying attention in class has improved. There’s still social stuff going on in the hallway,” Gagne said, but between-class interactions are quick and students are more likely to avoid distraction during class, “so they can answer the ‘Exit Ticket’ and get to the next class on time.” “The goal is to move from management to influence,” said McCollum. He said the key to the school’s success begins with positive relationships between students and teachers, with the latter creating an expectation that the former will be an active participant in his education. “If you create the opportunity that the right choice is the available option,” said McCollum, students will respond in kind. “When we raise the bar, the performance of the majority goes up.” “We’re excited about this,” said McCollum. The Middle School will implement six of the book’s techniques this year, add more next year and adopt yet more the year following. “Structure, accountability, engagement, strong student-teacher relationships, these are what works,” he said.

from preceding page less, has to swallow hard and find out if she qualifies for assistance. Thompson says that people of all political persuasions will enjoy the plays. “We’re equal opportunity offenders. There’s lot’s to make fun of on all sides of the political spectrum.’’ Best known as the author of ‘’On Golden Pond’’, which he wrote at the age of 28, Thompson has had a long career not only as a writer, but also as an actor and director, having performed and directed in all kinds of venues, large and small, all over the world. In addition to Thompson, who has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters throughout America, as well as in numerous films, most recently “Time and Charges” and “Heavenly Angle”, both written and directed by Thompson through Whitebridge Farm Productions of New Hampton; actors include Pat Langille, whose extensive stage resume includes last summer’s Winnipesaukee Playhouse run of “Steel Magnolias”; Austine Howard, who has performed frequently at the Little Church Theater and in Los Angeles; Meredith Imbimbo of Gilford, a recent graduate of Franklin Pierce University, and Evan Clinton from Moultonborough. Thompson says that a black box theatre, capable of seating about 70 people, is being set up in Pitman’s Freight Room and will provide an intimate setting for the performances. ‘’It’s almost as if the audience is a part of the play.

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SENATE from page one seat in his first serious bid for office in 2010. He carried 50-percent of the vote in a three-cornered Republican primary election to top George Hurt of Gilford by 3,329 to 2,281 then handily defeated Andrew Hosmer of Laconia, his Democratic rival by 11,737 to 7,117 in the general election. In a formal statement, Forsythe said that he was honored to represent the district, stressing “I’m proud of the Senate’s accomplishments over the past year, although there is more work that needs to be done.” A staunch supporter of both home schooling and school vouchers, he said that he will seek to expand “educational choices for parents.” Forsythe serves as vice-chair of the Senate Education Committee and sits on both the Transportation and Judiciary committees. He played a major role in the enactment of legislation changing the terms for declining to renew teacher contracts and entitling

parents to exempt their children from objectionable instruction. Forsythe. an Air Force veteran who flew combat support missions in Bosnia, Somalia and Iraq, moved to New Hampshire in 2003, where he is a partner in a small aerospace company and an affiliate professor at the University of New Hampshire, teaching thermodynamics and physics. Currently Forsythe is the state chairman of the presidential campaign of Republican Representative Ron Paul of Texas. Until the new Senate districts are drawn, it is difficult to speculate who would be eligible, let alone eager, to run for the open seat in District 4. The Senate is expected to announce its redistricting plan this week. Currently, the Belknap County municipalities of Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton and Barnstead are in Senate District 4. — Michael Kitch

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8TH-GRADER from page 2 doors and turned off lights, and some frightened students dove under their desks. They could hear police charge down the hallway and shout for Gonzalez to drop the weapon, followed by several shots. Two officers fired three shots, hitting Gonzalez at least twice, police said. The boy’s godmother, Norma Leticia Navarro, said she couldn’t imagine why he would have brought a gun to school. “I wish I could ask him why he did that, ‘Why did you put yourself in that position?’” She said she understood that police were doing their job, but she wondered if other steps could have been taken. “Jaime was not a bad kid,” she said. “I’m not saying he was perfect or an angel, but he was a very giving person.” David A. Dusenbury, a retired deputy police chief in Long Beach, Calif., who now consults on police

tactics, said the officers were probably justified in their actions. If the boy was raising the gun as if to fire at someone, “then it’s unfortunate, but the officer certainly would have the right under the law to use deadly force.” Administrators said the school would be closed Thursday but that students could attend classes at a nearby elementary school if they wished. Superintendent Carl Montoya remembered Gonzalez as “a very positive young man.” “He did music. He worked well with everybody. Just something unfortunately happened today that caused his behavior to go the way it went. So I don’t know.” Gina Rangel was in her first-period class in the gym when the school was locked down. She said friends who were closer to the confrontation heard the boy threaten to kill everyone. Her mother, Irma Rangel, said she was worried about the school’s safety “because if this happened once, kids imitate.”


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SANTORUM from page 2 caucuses after devoting virtually all his time and resources to Iowa, has significant hurdles to climb if he hopes to challenge chief rival Mitt Romney for the party nod. The former Pennsylvania senator has struggled in recent months to afford campaign basics, such as airfare and rental cars. He’s been largely ignored in the debates. And his lengthy record in the Senate, which includes controversial statements about gay rights, among other social issues, has yet to be fully scrutinized, meaning attacks are likely. “Santorum still has a lot to prove,” said cultural conservative Kevin Smith, a candidate for New Hampshire governor who recalled presidential campaigns past when “one candidate does very well in Iowa and then fizzles after that,” Santorum is looking to avoid that fate. Mindful of the challenges, campaign aides stayed out of sight most of Wednesday as the candidate and his small team flew to New Hampshire for an evening rally. “Everybody says, ‘Oh well, this race is over, I mean there’s one candidate that’s way ahead and he’s going to win.’ Not a vote has been cast,” he told an overflowing room in a Brentwood nursing home. “Don’t settle for someone who can win, but then can’t do, won’t do, and has no track record of doing the big things that are necessary to change this country.” It was a clear slap at Romney and an indication that he wouldn’t shirk from assailing his chief opponent as he looks to emerge as the consensus conservative candidate. Santorum has vowed to compete in New Hampshire — where Romney has a significant advantage in polls — despite clear vulnerabilities, including that he’s barely registered in surveys here this year. The electorate here also is far less conservative on social issues, which is Santorum’s strength. “You believe here in New Hampshire exactly what they believe in Iowa, exactly what they believe in South Carolina,” he said. Perhaps his biggest weakness is that he has little campaign presence on the ground in any other early voting state. In contrast, Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul both have staff and organizations in several states. That takes money — and Santorum hasn’t had it all year. He reported less than $200,000 in his campaign account at the end of the September, the most recent figure publicly available. Romney, by contrast, finished the quarter with $14.7 million. Biundo said Santorum was trying to add staff. But he also cautioned that giant payrolls don’t guarantee wins.

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Cecilla A. ‘Cib’ Murphy, 99 LACONIA — Late in the evening on New Year’s Day, a Grand Irish Lady, Cecilia A. Murphy known as “Cib”, passed away peacefully at the St. Francis Rehab & Nursing Center in the loving care of the nursing staff and with her “Sandy” at her side. Cecilia was born on July 13, 1912 in Bradford, Vt., and was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary Murphy. She graduated from the Bradford Academy in 1930. She worked for eight years in Marblehead, Ma. and Woodsville, N.H. before attending Lyndon Normal School in 1940. She went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in 1953 form Lyndon State College in Vermont. She taught school in Sheffield, Thetford, and White River Jct, VT. In the beginning of her career she taught grades one through eight in a one-room schoolhouse, where in the winter months she would snow shoe to and from school. Her love of travel took her all around North America and the world making it possible to bring the cultures of many countries to her classroom including Australia, Russia, and Europe. When visiting Ireland, her ancestral home, she climbed up to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. She toured the Vatican in Rome, visited Glacier Gardens in Switzerland, and was left “speechless” by the great art masterpieces she saw at the Louvre in Paris. Cecilia was among the first tour group to enter Russia when it opened up to tourism in the early 70’s arriving there via the Scandinavian countries. She raved about the beauty of the South Pacific sunsets, the Orchid nurseries, and the volcanoes in Hawaii. She enthusiastically wrote of her many trips through-

out the world. Cecilia returned to Bradford in 1976 and retired from teaching in 1977 after 35 years. In 1992 she moved to Laconia, NH to help with the care of her niece, Aileen Belford, when she most needed her assistance during her long illness. She lived independently in the Bishop Bradley Apartments at the St. Francis facility where she volunteered her help until 2008. Then she entered the nursing area of the facility. Cecilia is predeceased by her six brothers, John, William, James, Daniel, Jeremiah, and Martin. As well as seven sisters, Henora Eastman, Mary Belford, Catherine, Margaret, Sr. Agatha Theophane, Henrietta Drew, and Aileen Shepard. Many nieces and nephews survive her, including Lawrence and Margaret Drew of Bradford, VT, Sandra Frazier and Jerome Murphy of Laconia, NH, and Sr. Laura Della Santa of Keene, NH. Cib loved to correspond with her family and friends; she never missed a birthday or special event in their lives. She loved receiving mail and would answer every card or letter in her beautiful script. A letter from Cib was a pleasure to receive. There will be calling hours at The Hale Funeral Home in Bradford on Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2012 between nine and ten forty five in the morning followed by an eleven o’clock mass at Our Lady Perpetual Help Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (113 Upper Pln, Bradford, VT 05033-9015) or to St. Francis Rehab & Nursing Center (406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246.) Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, VT.


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The ‘other’ GOP candidates get their say on public access cable channels LACONIA — New Hampshire prides itself with its brand of “retail politics” and the season for beseeching the voters will shortly be coming to a close when the state conducts its Presidential Primary on January 10. Enrolled Republicans and Undeclared voters choosing the Republican ballot on Primary Day may be overwhelmed to see that there are 30 names from which to select their one preference as the Republican’s standard bearer. They have seen less than ten of those candidates on nationally televised debates and may have little inkling on what the other 20 on the ballot are for, or against. The New Hampshire Coalition for Community Media (NHCCM) is making their contribution to fill the information void. Their 38 Public Access cable stations across New Hampshire are now airing a video program which presents some of the Republicans who have not previously appeared on television.

NHCCM invited all 30 candidates listed on the NH Primary Ballot for president to submit a three-minute video presenting their qualifications and platform. What the candidates who responded submitted has been brought together in a TV program which is introduced by New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner. The program was produced for NHCCM by Alton Bay resident Bob Longabaugh with considerable assistance from his spouse, MaryBee. On the western shores of The Big Lake LRPA-TV’s Channel 26 is carrying the program and will continue showing it through Primary Election Day, January 10. Due to LRPA being off the air for hardware and software upgrades until this weekend, program times are not known at this time. Once Channel 26 lights up again, check Channel 24 at the top of the hour for what times “Other Republican Candidates” will be showing. Or, go on line to http://www. and click on “Schedule.”

GILFORD — U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta announced today that his Senior Projects Director David Tille will hold public office hours at the Gilford Town Office on Thursday, January 12 at 3 p.m. “As part of our efforts to serve the constituents of the First Congressional District, I encourage anyone who

has a problem with the federal government, or who would like to share their concerns about issues being address in Congress, to talk with David during these public office hours,” Guinta said. Congressman Guinta also encourages any constituent who needs assistance on the federal level to contact his Manchester Office at 603-641-9536.

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REAL ESTATE TAXES TOO HIGH? REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2012 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. Mass appraisal analyzes recent sales to construct a 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 years, 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 Thursday, March 1, 2012, 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, 2012. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY BROUILLARD & BROUILLARD, PLLC PHILIP A. BROUILLARD, ESQUIRE 16 ACADEMY STREET LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 603.524.4450

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Speare welcomes New Year’s baby PLYMOUTH — With just 11 minutes to spare, Caleb Aaron Bixby made his debut as expected on January 2. The first baby to be born in the new year at Speare Memorial Hospital, Caleb was delivered by Dr. Lori Stack, Plymouth OB/GYN, and welcomed by mom Brianna, and dad Craig at 11:49 p.m. on Monday. He entered the world weighing in at exactly eight pounds and precisely 20 inches long. Not only is Caleb the first baby of the new year, but the first baby for the Bixbys. Brianna and Craig were

both born at Speare, grew up and live in Rumney. Best friends since the age of two, they have been married 13 years and felt the time was right to expand their family. Brianna is a customer service manager at J. Jill in Tilton, and Craig owns C & B Woodworking in Rumney. Speare Memorial Hospital is a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire for more than a century. Visit online at

Caleb Aaron Bixby was the first baby to be born in the new year at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth. Delivered by Dr. Lori Stack, Plymouth OB/GYN, he was welcomed by mom, Brianna, and dad, Craig, at 11:49 p.m. on Monday, January 2. (Courtesy photo)

Meredith artist’s sculpture installed, Laconia Little League opens up to adds to village’s Main Street charm Belmont players for 2012 season

MEREDITH — New public art, a stainless steel and copper sculpture, “Spirit’s Daughter,” was unveiled Tuesday at the Courtyard on Main Street which connects Main Street with the Inns at Mill Falls. The sculptural work is that of Meredith artist Steven Hayden and pays tribute to the natural beauty and bounty of the lakes. Its’ title commemorates the meaning attributed to the Native American word Winnipesaukee— “Smile of the Great Spirit.” Hayden’s sculpture was commissioned as part of the Greater Meredith Program’s (www. ongoing town beautification projects. “It is an honor and a thrill to be asked to share my work with the community in which I live” says Hayden, an award winning multimedia artist working Spirit’s Daughter,” the work of Meredith artist Steven Hayden was in wood, metal, and unveiled Tuesday at the Courtyard on Main Street which connects ceramics. Main Street with the Inns at Mill Falls. (Courtesy photo) The piece brings the strength and permanence of steel to als Science Engineering degree. design elements suggesting the calm “The fit of engineering with the arts beauty of water and the life within it. can be seen in all of my work. I have Hayden is a juried member of the always been fascinated by the ways League of New Hampshire Craftsmen that various materials ‘behave’ and am whose body of work ranges from funcconstantly inspired to use and comtional home furnishings and home bine them in new ways. Pushing these decor to mixed-media sculpture (www. limits and taking inspiration from what He began his career and who surrounds me keeps my work in the arts after completing a Materievolving,’’ says Hayden.

LACONIA — Laconia Little League has opened its boundaries to boys and girls from the town of Belmont. This allows players from Belmont to register as full-time players in the Laconia Little League program for the 2012 season. Any boy or girl league age 5 to 12 is welcome to register and participate in one of the many divisions available, all the way from Tee

Ball to the Majors. Registration will be taking place in late January/early February. Little League officials urge prospective players to keep an eye on our website, www. and the local newspapers for more details. Gilford are also eligible to participate in the Laconia Little League program. 2012 will mark the 60th season of Little League baseball.

Don Clarke joins Penny Pitou Travel LACONIA — Don Clarke has joined the office staff of Penny Pitou Travel. Clarke has been with Penny Pitou Travel as an outside sales agent since 2008 and made the move to inside sales agent in November. He was previously employed with Apollo Travel Service in Concord for 22 years as an assistant manager and travel consultant. He has Don Clarke earned the designation of a Certified Sandals Resorts Specialist. Clarke has traveled to several coun-

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Laconia Academy’s Winter Semester courses starting week of January 17

LACONIA — Laconia Academy is the adult evening high school diploma program in the Lakes Region. “This program provides adults with a ‘second chance’ to earn a high school diploma,” says Peggy Selig, program director. The Winter Semester 2012 classes start the week of January 17-20. The following courses will be offered: Mice & Men Revisited, Algebra I, Storm Chasers, Math Concepts/Pre-Algebra, U.S. History, Chemistry & Lab, Literature & Vocabulary Tune-Up!, Hopefully Math!, Applied Economics, Exploring Language Arts and Human

Biology & Lab. 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 students from dropping out of high school or having to repeat their senior year. Students attending Laconia Academy can earn high school diploma credits in several different ways. Credit is given for previous high see next page

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from preceding page 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. One vital piece of paper needed at the time of enrollment is a copy the enrollee’s high school transcript from the last school attended. It is necessary in order to transfer those previously earned high school credits to the current record at Laconia Academy. 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. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation through the Adult Success Program Grant (ASP) has also provided limited scholarship for these individuals who qualify in addition to limited scholarship assistance through the Pardoe Grant. Anyone interested in enrolling for the Winter semester 2012 or learning more about the program can call 524-5712 or stop into the Laconia Adult Education Office located in Room 108 at Laconia High School.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK, of Meredith, County of Belknap and State of New Hampshire, a banking corporation having a place of business at 24 NH Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253, (sometimes referred to herein as the “Mortgagee”) present holder of a certain mortgage from PERL LAND TRUST, LLC, a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire with a principal place of business at 58 Butterfield Road, in the Town of Center Harbor, County of Belknap and State of New Hampshire, with a mailing address of P.O. Box 861, Center Harbor, NH 03226 (sometimes referred to herein as the “Mortgagor”), to it, the said MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK, dated August 12, 2008, and recorded in the Grafton County Registry of Deeds at Volume 3542, Page 310, (hereinafter referred to as “Mortgage”) pursuant to and in execution of the statutory power of sale contained in said Mortgage and for a breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing said Mortgage and redemption rights of the Mortgagor, and any person claiming by, through or under them, the undersigned will sell the premises described in said Mortgage at Public Auction on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 2:00 PM, the place of sale being on the premises situate at 17-19 Main Street, Ashland, New Hampshire 03217, which premises are more particularly bounded and described as follows: Two certain tracts or parcels of land, together with the buildings thereon, situated in the Town of Ashland, County of Grafton and State of New Hampshire, and more particularly bounded and described as follows: TRACT 1: Beginning on the westerly side of Main Street, so-called, at the northeast corner of land now or formerly of Thomas E. Carr; Thence westerly along land of said Thomas E. Carr, on a line midway between the buildings on premises herein described and the store building now or formerly of the said Thomas E. Carr, to Squam River at high water mark; Thence up said river at high water mark to the southeast corner of the bridge crossing said river near the gristmill now or formerly of J.E. Read & Son at the westerly side of Main Street; Thence southerly along the westerly side of said Main Street to the bound begun at. TRACT 2: Beginning on the westerly side of Main Street, so-called, at a point on line midway between the building formerly known as Carr’s Market and the building formerly known as the Shoe Shop; Thence running westerly following said midway line, to Squam River; Thence turning and running southerly along the easterly side of said river to land now or formerly of L.W. Packard & Company, Inc.; Thence turning and running easterly along said Packard land to the westerly side of Mill Street, so-called; Thence turning and running northerly along the westerly side of Mill Street to its intersection with Main Street and continuing northerly along the westerly side of Main Street to the point of beginning. The passway between the building formerly known as Carr’s Market and the building formerly known as the Shoe Shop (said passway running westerly from Main Street along the northerly side of the building in the parcel hereinbefore described) on which passway there is now located a stairway from Main Street serving both the within described premises and the adjoining premises to the north of the within described premises; and including all right, title and interest in and to said passway and stairs insofar as they may now be located on the premises hereinbefore described. MEANING AND INTENDING to describe and convey all and the same premises as described in and conveyed by the deed of DeStefano Family Holdings, LLC to Perl Land Trust, LLC dated July 26, 2007, recorded in the Grafton County Registry of Deeds at Volume 3431, Page 756. The within described premises are to be conveyed SUBJECT TO AND WITH THE BENEFIT OF all easements, rights-of-way, and restrictions of record, including but not limited to any state of facts which an accurate ground survey may reveal, and all federal, state, and local ordinances, regulations, statutes and rules, including but not limited to statutes, regulations, rules and ordinances pertaining to or relating to zoning, subdivision, landfill, buildings, water and sewerage. The mortgaged premises are also to be conveyed SUBJECT TO such tenancies and rights of possession, if any, as may exist, as have priority over the lien of the Mortgage being foreclosed. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to subordinate the lien of the Mortgage being foreclosed to any such tenancies or rights of possession. The mortgaged premises shall be sold SUBJECT TO all unpaid taxes and unpaid bills for municipal utilities, and all mortgages, attachments, liens and encumbrances of any nature whatsoever entitled to precedence over the Mortgage and/or Security Agreement. The original Mortgage Deed may be examined by any interested person at the office of MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK, 24 NH Route 25, Meredith, New Hampshire, by appointment. NOTICE: To the Mortgagor or any person claiming a lien on the mortgaged premises: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. Failure to institute such petition and complete such service upon the Mortgagee, or its agent, conducting the sale prior to sale shall thereafter bar any action or right of action to the Mortgagor based on the validity of the foreclosure. The sales shall be held upon the mortgaged premises. The mortgaged premises shall be sold subject to all unpaid taxes, mortgages, rights and restrictions of record, and all other liens entitled to precedence over said Mortgage and Security Agreement, including, but not limited to, liens for hazardous waste by the United States of America, State of New Hampshire or any other political subdivision. The mortgaged premises shall also be sold subject to any state of facts which an accurate ground survey may reveal; and all federal, state, and local ordinances, regulations, statutes and rules, including but not limited to statutes, regulations, rules and ordinances pertaining to or relating to zoning, subdivision, waste disposal; land fill, buildings, water and sewage. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE AS FOLLOWS: Prior to the commencement of the sale, each bidder must qualify by paying as a deposit, in cash, certified or bank check, or other form satisfactory to the Mortgagee, the minimum deposit in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00); said deposit shall be waived in the case of the purchase of same by the Mortgagee. The purchaser of the mortgaged premises shall be required to execute a memorandum of purchase and sale (the “Agreement”) at the time and place of the sale which shall require a deposit in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00). A copy of the Agreement shall be available for inspection at the sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid in full by the purchaser by certified check or in other immediately available funds on or before the 30th day after the date of the sale, time being of the essence. If the purchaser fa ils to complete the purchase of the mortgaged premises in accordance with the preceding sentence, then the Mortgagee may retain the deposit in full as liquidated damages resulting from the purchaser’s failure to perform. Conveyance of the mortgaged premises shall be by foreclosure deed to be delivered to the purchaser upon the Mortgagee’s receipt of the balance of the purchase price. THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SOLD “AS IS” AND “WHERE IS”. The Mortgagee reserves the right to extend the time of closing of the sale to a date not more than sixty (60) days after the date of sale. EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES: Except for warranties arising by operation of law, the conveyance of the mortgaged premises will be made by the Mortgagee and accepted by the purchaser without any other expressed or implied representations or warranties whatsoever, including but not limited to the following: A. No recitation of the acreage of the mortgaged premises, whether contained herein or in any advertisement, shall be deemed to be a warranty or representation with respect thereto but is included herein or thereon merely to aid in the identification of the mortgaged premises. B. Mortgagee makes and shall make no warranties or representations of any kind in connection with the mortgaged premises. In particular, without limiting the foregoing, Mortgagee makes and shall make no warranty or representation regarding the present or future use of the mortgaged premises, the present or future occupation of the mortgaged premises, the condition of the mortgaged premises, the acreage of the mortgaged premises, the leases, if any, of the mortgaged premises, rent rolls, title to the mortgaged premises, the description of the mortgaged remises, or any other matter. C. Purchaser shall expressly acknowledge that any warranty or representation other than those contained herein made by any auctioneer, or other person, are without authority. D. Purchaser shall acknowledge and represent that purchaser has duly inspected the mortgaged premises, the title thereto, the occupancy thereof, and all other matters in connection with the purchase of the mortgaged premises by itself and by various experts as is reasonable and prudent. E. For purchaser’s convenience and in lieu of all warranties of title, Mortgagee intends to obtain a title insurance policy binder to insure the purchaser’s title to the mortgaged premises with certain exceptions. Interested bidders may contact the undersigned for a copy of that binder and the exceptions thereto. The purchaser will be required to pay the title insurance premium due if that bidder wishes to obtain the insurance coverage therein provided. F. To the extent that the mortgaged premises and the conveyance hereunder includes appliances, fixtures or other personalty, then all such items shall be conveyed “as is” and “where is” MORTGAGEE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MORTGAGEE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING TITLE TO ANY SUCH FIXTURES OR OTHER PERSONALTY. G. From and after the conclusion of the auction, all risk of loss or damage to the mortgaged premises shall pass to, and be borne by, the successful bidder. The Mortgagee reserves the right to (1) cancel or continue the foreclosure sale(s) to such later date as the Mortgage may deem desirable; (2) bid on the mortgaged premises at the sales; (3) reject any and all bids for the mortgaged premises; and (4) amend or alter the terms of the sales stated in this notice by oral or written announcement made at any time before or during the sales, in which event such terms as amended or altered shall be binding on all bidders and interested persons. For further information regarding the sale, please contact Paul McInnis, Inc., Auctioneer, at 1-800-242-8354 (telephone); or via e-mail at Dated at Ashland, New Hampshire, this 22nd day of December, 2011. MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK By Its Attorney: John J. McCormack 62 Main Street - P. O. Box 720 Ashland, NH 03217 603-968-7894 NH Bar #1660


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By Holiday Mathis accept whatever happens. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll knuckle down to finish a project that really should have been finished last year. Better late than never on this one. It will feel amazing to go forward into your new year unfettered. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Whatever you are going through personally, you realize that others are in the same boat. And still others are in a sinking ship, looking at your boat and thinking it looks like a rescue. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You and the fates are working together today. People will tell you to do this or that, and it’s all decent advice. But the whisper of fate that comes from inside you will be the best one to follow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There will be a hurry and wait situation. One way to feel better about it is to skip the “hurry up” part. Give yourself plenty of preparation and travel time, and bring something to read. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People will pick up on your signals, so it’s best to know what they are. Check yourself, giving attention to what you normally might not. On a deeper level of consciousness, what do you really want? TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 5). Your fortunes will multiply as a direct result of your friendships and working relationships. You’ll pull a plan together this month. February brings new partnerships and the opportunity to align with a winning team. Your professional and personal lives will blur together. Family issues will be resolved in May. Aquarius and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 2, 24, 15 and 47.


ARIES (March 21-April 19). There’s a time to get serious and share a deep connection, and then there’s a time to go for the laughter. You’ll do the latter, and a certain someone will find you irresistible because of this. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Worry has its place as long as it doesn’t last long. If the stress puts you in action, it was worthwhile. Just be sure to use negative tension as a signal to move forward. Don’t park in it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It may take you a while to get going this morning, but as the day progresses, so do the lightness and joy in your attitude. People will think you have a happy secret that you’re not sharing. And maybe you do. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want something, but you’ve proved you can live without it. This is the perfect energetic combination for getting exactly what you want. You’ll be loose and playful enough to land your desire. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your intention of becoming closer to a person will be 80 percent of what is necessary to make that happen. The other 20 percent will be communicating that intention. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You dream of someday doing what makes your heart sing and having great success with it. This isn’t the kind of dream that should wait for “someday,” though. There is time today to engage in your happy action. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You recognize that while there is much you can influence, no one on Earth is powerful enough to control it all. You’re willing to give up the reins in a situation and

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2012. There are 361 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 5, 1972, President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered development of “an entirely new type of space transportation system,” the reusable space shuttle. (The first operational shuttle, Columbia, was launched in 1981.) On this date: In 1589, Catherine de Medici (MEHD’-uh-chee) of France died at age 69. 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 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. In 1925, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming became America’s first female governor. 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. (UMWA President Tony Boyle and seven others were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, the killings.) “All My Children” premiered on ABC-TV. In 1994, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the 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: John Boehner was elected speaker as Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives on the first day of the new Congress. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced he was stepping down. Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Today’s Birthdays: Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale is 84. Actor Robert Duvall is 81. Talk show host Charlie Rose is 70. Actressdirector Diane Keaton is 66. Actor Ted Lange is 64. Rhythm-and-blues musician George “Funky” Brown (Kool & the Gang) is 63. Rock musician Chris Stein is 62. Actress Pamela Sue Martin is 59. Actor Clancy Brown is 53. Singer Iris Dement is 51. Actor Ricky Paull Goldin is 47. Actor Vinnie Jones is 47. Rock musician Kate Schellenbach is 46. Dancer-choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba is 44. Actress Heather Paige Kent is 43. Rock singer Marilyn Manson is 43. Actor Bradley Cooper is 37. Actress January Jones is 34.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Michael-Louis Smith Trio at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $10. BYOB. Food For Friends free hot meal served at the Tapply Thompson Community Center in Bristol. 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. For more information call 744-2713. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. “ABC & ME” at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Crafts, songs and games from ages 3-5. Class this week features the letter “K”. Bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the week. Knotty Knitters gathering at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels. Crafter’s Corner at the Gilford Public Library. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your latest needlework design.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 Open Climbing Wall at the Meredith Community Center. Friday nights. $3 per child, $10 per family. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Jumpin’ January Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Story, art project and snack for children up to 3. Artsy Saturday at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop by the Children’s Room to discover different art concepts — create and take them home. “Crayon Resist” this week. Knit Wits gathering at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome.

Ganong to mark a year with a new heart with fund raiser

LACONIA — John Ganong, who underwent heart transplant surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston last January and has since resumed a normal, active life, will be the celebrity bartender Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Lobster Pound in Weirs Beach in a fundraiser which will benefit the Cardiac Transplant Division at Tufts. Ganong, who along with his wife, Brenda, operates a seasonal Hawaiian ice business Sunset Boulevard at the site of his former real estate business on Weirs Boulevard, was able to ride his motorcycle by midsummer and performed a Blues Brothers routine at the Lobster Pound following Brenda’s Ride to Beat Breast Cancer in August. He is inviting all of his friends to drop by for the benefit event.

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Dear Annie: Last January, a couple moved to our town, and their two daughters began attending school with my 11-yearold daughter. The older girl is the same age as mine, and they became friends. Throughout the summer, the girls played at our house and theirs, but recently, some things have begun to disturb me. Three months ago, the girls’ father apparently told the mother to get a job. When she didn’t, he cut off their cellphone service. When that didn’t convince her to find employment, he cut off their landline, the cable and their Internet service. The girls said he told their mother he wasn’t going to pay for any of these things, and that if she wanted them, she’d better pay for them herself. So far, the mother hasn’t attempted to look for work. I’ve had both girls over to my house as much as possible so they can use the computer to play games and watch our TV. Last weekend, both girls began crying, saying their father wouldn’t give their mother any money for Christmas, and that he plans to cut off the electricity at the end of the week. The mother told him that if he did that, she would leave -without the girls. I feel terribly sorry for these children, but don’t know either of the parents very well. I’ve considered going to their home and telling them what this conflict is doing to their children, but I’m not sure what to say. Is this something to call Child Protective Services about? My heart is breaking to see these two darling little girls scared and crying all the time. -- Distraught Neighbor Dear Distraught: Kids can live without cable and Internet access, but shutting off the electricity and watching their mother walk out is something else entirely. Of course, unless

you knock on their door, you will have no idea what is really going on. Please do not go alone. If the situation is as bad as it seems, anything could happen and you should indeed call the authorities. You also can discuss it with the school counselor, who should be aware of the students’ home situation. Dear Annie: My son will be graduating in June. His microwave oven needed replacing, so my Dad offered to purchase the microwave, adding, “That’s your graduation present.” When my brother needed a new tire, Dad bought it, saying, “That’s your birthday present,” even though his birthday was not for another six months. When I needed auto repair work in August, Dad said, “That’s your Christmas present.” He keeps a tally of his gifts and shows up at birthday parties and Christmas gatherings empty-handed, and then reminds you, very publicly, of what he did for you. We appreciate his generosity, but these gift consolidations feel more like business transactions with no connection to the occasion. Are we missing something? -- Not Ungrateful Dear Not: Dad has a finite amount to spend on gifts. When he sees that you need something, he wants to help, but doesn’t have the means or desire to then purchase an additional gift for your special occasions. He reminds you at the parties because he worries you won’t remember that he already gave you something. It’s a harmless quirk, but if you’d prefer a birthday gift, simply refuse his offers to repair your car. Dear Annie: Thank you for pointing out to “Mad Mom of the Bride” that gifts might still be arriving at a later date. When I married, I received few gifts before the actual wedding, except from those who lived out of town and couldn’t attend. The rest were brought to the reception or arrived weeks after. -- Just My Two Cents

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Business Opportunities

FULL EUROPEAN bloodline German Shepherd puppies. Sire/ dame on premisis, health certificate. Call for information. Colebrook, NH 603-667-1752.

NORTH Country Auctions, LLCJanuary 28st, 2012- 9am. Heavy equipment & general merchandise auction. To be held at our auction barn located at: 438 Plains Road, Tamworth, NH 03886. We are now accepting consignments! Heavy equipment, trailers, auto’s, industrial tools, building supplies, boats, farm equipment, landscaping equipment, and more! Call us today for more information: (603)539-5322 Email:

1999 Chevy Cavalier, 4 dr, 4 cylinder, air, auto, CD, 94K mi., $2,495 obo. 934-2221.

CURVES: Be in business for yourself, not by yourself! Curves is an international franchise and will provide the tools, training and support you need to succeed Be your own boss and help women get fit and healthy at the same time! Call Brenda for more info. 528-0808.

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born 11/20/11. First shot, home raised, cat friendly. 6 males. $500. 744-2317. POMERANIAN puppies, 3 males, 2 females, color sabel. $500.00 deposits accepted and payments accepted. To be paid by or before Feb 3, 2012. Parents on premises .524-6750 or 630-4104. SENIOR Citizen wants free, small dog for companionship. Will have a good home. home 279-3148, cell 290-2324 SHELTIE puppies available ,1 boy 1 girl $400.00health cert. 1st shots 267-8729

Announcement WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.

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Auctioneer: Doug Ryan Lic #2739.

Autos 1987 Chevy Caprice: All the 1987 Extras. Less than 40k original miles. NH State inpection August, 2011. $2,000. 524-6099 after 4PM.

1994 GMC Pickup extra cab, long bed, 100751 miles. Runs good. Inspected. Asking $2,000. Call 491-6405

David's Annual New Years Auction 10 AM Sat, Jan 7 preview 8 AM Leavitt Park 334 Elm St, Laconia Rare Iroquois top hat, ivory & baleen letter opener with ship, owner & date, Birdseye maple side by side, tall case clock, signed ivory netsuke, Rockingham Park horse racing memorabilia, Roseville Baneda pot, Civil War sword & drum, Griswold 875 double broiler, early tilt top table & swell front chest, 5 Morgan $, nautical, silver, art, good glass & ceramics, B & H mirror, small size Saratoga trunk, 8 Hummels.

D. Cross lic. 2487* phone 603-528-0247* 300+ photos at Zip ID 4217 * Buyer Premium *

2001 Mercury Mountaineer SUVAWD, Automatic, All power, power moon roof, good tires, runs well. 143K miles. $1,995. 603-930-5222 2003 Dodge SLT Pickup: Clean Florida truck, no rust, 5-speed, nice interior, 121k highway miles. $3,995 firm. Call Phil, 393-7786. 2008 Toyota Tacoma access cab, 4wd, TRD off-road pkg. 59k miles, $20,500. (603)493-4994. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 TOP Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehicles. Call 934-4813

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

Child Care FLEXIBLE hours, and a safe environment. Non smoking Belmont home. References available. Please call Donna at 520-1821.

For Rent ALTON Housemate- Private suite w/use of common rooms in quiet country setting. No drinking/No smoking. $450/Month includes utilities. 875-6875 APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT- 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. New carpet/paint. Washer/Dryer hookups, porch, deck. Private $850/Month. 617-909-9892 FURNISHED bathroom. 603-366-4468

room with own $150/week.

KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS Monday, January 9 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm Log on to: ID#5134, for 300 photos Hundreds of coins, country primitives, thousands of sports cards, glass & china, old books, artwork, ephemera, many old tools, ad tins & boxes, Jewelry, kerosene lamps etc, postcards, watches, jackknives, some sterling & gold, old cameras, Griswold, Victor decoy, and much more!

Auction Held At 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. (1 mile off I-93N) 603-286-2028 • Lic # 2975, buyers premium, cash, checks, credit cards.

For Rent

For Rent

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

LACONIA Mountain VIew apts. $300 off 1st months rent. 2BR 1 bath, $700/mo. 2BR & 3BR townhouses, 1.5 bath and large decks. $775 & $850/mo. Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. No Dogs. Office on site. 524-7185

CENTER Harbor House- One bedroom, year-round, propane central heat, tenant pays all utilities, tenant does all yard maintenance. No pets/Smoking. credit report required, verified income, references. $400/Month, security. Call between 5PM-8PM 603-253-6924. East Tilton- Large 1 bedroom, includes washer/dryer, dishwasher & electricity. No smoking/dogs. $800/Month. 524-7315 FRANKLIN: One bedroom 2nd floor quiet area great for single or couple. $500+Utilities Animals? 934-1252 GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1300/monthly. Parking, garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208. GILFORD house- Furnished or unfurnished, 4-bedroom, 2-car garage, in-ground swimming pool, fenced yard. $1,700/Month + utilities. 455-9253 GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $890/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 GILFORD: 1-2 bedroom apartments from $175/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098. GILFORD: 1 BEDROOM WITH AMAZING VIEWS, includes heat, hot water, electric, cable. Dead-end location, quiet, 3 miles to downtown. No smoking/pets, $165/week. Sec. plus first week. 455-8319 LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 2 BR Elm Street area, spacious, clean. first floor, porch, parking, washer/dryer hook ups. $825/mo. plus utilities References and deposit required. 603-318-5931 LACONIA FIRST FLOOR Large 3Bedroom 2-bath apartment. Storage, deck, parking, No pets/No smokers, security deposit and references required. $900/Month plus utilities. 875-2292 LACONIA Union Ave. 3 Bedroom, fresh paint, urethane hardwood floors, private entrance, on-site plowed parking, private playground. Heat/ hot water incl. No pets. $910 per month. 455-6115

LACONIA Open concept large one bedroom, third floor, includes heat/ hot water, one parking spot, coin-op laundry, $675/ month. No dogs, no smoking. Application, references, background check, security deposit, 387-4885. LACONIA Province St. 4 bedroom apartment. Private parking, laundry, bright & clean, no pets. $1,000/Month + Utilities. 508-423-0479. LACONIA- 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Freshly painted, off street parking. $135/Week, hot water included. No pets/smoking. $500 deposit. 524-4771 LACONIA3 bedroom clean, cozy cape near LRGH. No smokers/pets. For Sale Also. $950/Month. 528-3789 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house. $1,000/Month + utilities. Pets considered, references & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- BIg 1-bedroom close to downtown. Includes plowing, 2-car parking & washer/dryer. Plenty of closet space. 2nd floor. $200 heat credit, no dogs/smoking. $170/Week + 4-week security deposit. Credit & criminal background check required. Leave message for Rob 617-529-1838 LACONIA- Large, sunny, 1st floor. 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, heat/hot water included. $1,050/Month. Call 566-6815 LACONIA- Messer St. 3 Room 1 bedroom with sun porch. 2nd floor. $165/Week. Includes heat/electric. $500 security. 524-7793 Laconia- Private 1 bedroom with heat, hot water, garage. Easy walk to town. $725/Month. No pets. 603-455-0874 LACONIA-2 bedrooms for rent. Full house access. Off street parking. Rent negotiable $350-$400. 581-4364 LACONIA-DUPLEX 2 bedroom 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $900/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-8886 LACONIA/LAKEPORT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath. $900/Month, heat & hot water included. Call 603-235-6901. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234


(Section 8 Vouchers Welcome) This is a federally assisted property featuring 32 one and two bedroom ground level apartments. Community features on-site laundry a furnished recreation room, heat and hot water is included. Please call the Laconia Housing Authority at 524-2112/TDD; 524-2112 with any questions, or visit our office at 25 Union Ave. Laconia, NH • Applications are considered by income criteria • USDA/RD income restrictions apply • Tenant rents are based on income. The Laconia Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, creed, color, sex, marital status, age, disability or handicap.

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For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA: Prime 2-bedroom apt. on Gale Avenue. Walk to town and beaches. Very large rooms. Beautiful hardwood floors, loads of closets. Private porch and garage. $1,000/month, includes heat and hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771.

Tilton Downtown- 2 bedroom apartment. $700/Month, Heat & Hot water included. 781-315-2358

LACONIA: 1-bedroom for rent, heat/HW/electric included, no smoking, no pets, security deposit required. $750/month. 528-1685. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA : LARGE Sunny, updated first floor, 4 bdrm apt. H/HW included. 8 rooms in all, sunroom, laundry rm, deck, nice yard: $1,199/month. 566-6815 LACONIA: Sunny, small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200 per week. includes heat/hot water. 455-5569. Lakeport- Spacious 9 room 2 bedroom 2 bath. Includes 3 season porch. Close to school, park & beach. Includes Heat/Hot water & washer/dryer. $1,350/Month + security. 528-3840 MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. 16X22 ft. deck, Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking, dumpster & utilities included, $850/month. 455-5660 Meredith- 2 bedroom 1st floor, nice apartment. Walk to docks/village. Washer/dryer hookups, Non-smoking, unitlites not included. $750. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123 MEREDITHJ E N N E S Hill 1-bedroom 1-bath house for rent. $625/Month + utilities. 1 Month security deposit. Available January 1st. 279-5674 MEREDITH: Beautiful downtown apartment. 2-bedroom, 3-bath, private parking. $1,250/month. 491-5983. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom trailer in small park with coin-op laundry on site, $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, includes basement, $210/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

TILTONTWO CLEAN, UPDATED one bedrooms. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $640-$660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $150-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Rent-Commercial OFFICE/RETAIL Space for Rent: 450 Sq.Ft. Great front building exposure! $850 per month. Everything included. Busy Route 3, 539 Laconia Road, Tilton. Call 630-2332.

For Sale

For Sale

Waukewan Antiques 55 Main St. Meredith

Please come and enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of traditional Japanese body work known as Shiatsu. Each treatment is performed fully clothed on a comfortable floor mat and takes about an hour. Treatments are performed at the Sachem Shiatsu office at the Fitness Edge building in Meredith. Please call Sensei Jones at 603-524-4780 to make an appointment.

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.

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

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

Heavy Equipment

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: GREEN FIREWOOD, cut, not split $130/cord, cut & split $175/cord. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (All phases). 393-8416.

$20 Traditional Japanese Bodywork Treatments


90-GALLON Marine Fish Tank: Includes light, skimmer, pumps, live rock and fish! $800. 968-7941 or 968-3540.

Gilford Appliance/Household item Sale! 30 years of accumulation! Refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, gas dryer, all in good working order. Rocking chair, exercize bike, many crafting books, and much more! Everything must go! Call 764-1035 for appointment


Call 279-3087 or Stop In at


FOUR BF GOODRICH All terrain tires- 285 R18-65. $125 or best offer. 455-0523

Real Estate FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.

(coins, flatware, etc. )

FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. 833-8278

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

Antiques & Unusual Items

18 ft. F/G boat, motor, trailer. Never in salt water. $1,200. (603) 539-5194

FREE- BODY by Jake Ab Scissor. Good condition. 677-6528

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade

HIGHEST PRICES PAID! NO ONE PAYS MORE! Gold, (scrap rings, jewelry, etc.) Silver,

14 ” -15” tires & 15 ” aluminum rims. $30 & up. (603) 539-5194

BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. 235-1773

Help Wanted


Cat, Komatsu, etc. Universal Machinery will buy today! Call NH office at (781)439-6000, ask for Leo Blais.

Help Wanted CARE AND COMFORT NURSING Immediate opening for Full Time Male LPN or RN for adolesent male. Also looking for LNAs with at least two years experience. Call 528-5020 or fax resume to 528-0352.


HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

Meridian Stretching Open your body for optimum health with this Japanese-style yoga using the 12-main meridians used in Acupuncture. Gentle, joint-opening exercises plus meridian stretch sequence following the breath. One hour class $5, Thursdays at 11:00 in Gilford. Learn a 15-minute sequence you can do at home. Call Heidi Eberhardt, Licensed Acupuncturist at 617-894-0178, for more information and to make an appointment.

SAVE 30% on Interior Painting. Insured, references. Call Troy at Turcotte Painting 455-9179

Lakes Region Answering Service Telephone Operator Position Looking for enthusiastic person for part-time third shift. Must have good typing skills and good customer service skills.

Please contact Mel at




Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

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

Town of Gilford Seasonal “On Call” Laborer $8.25 per hour

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

The Department of Public Works is accepting applications for a seasonal “on call” laborer. Applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license. Duties will include plowing, manual labor and operating equipment. Applications are available at the Department of Public Works, 55 Cherry Valley Road Gilford between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F. Applications will be taken until position is filled. EOE

Salon Dryer & hydrolic chair, (2) sink w/wall cabinet, station unit, desk, etc. Closing shop. Best Offer! 524-3613

Town of Gilford Seasonal Truck Driver $13.50 per hour The Department of Public Works is accepting applications for a seasonal truck driver. Applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, possess a valid CDL driver’s license and be capable of moderate lifting and outdoor working conditions. This is a seasonal F/T position 7:00-3:30 M-F. Applications are available at the Department of Public Works, 55 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, M - F. Applications will be taken until position is filled. EOE

Snowmobiles 2002 Arctic Cat ZL 600 EFI w/trailer. 1,770 miles, $3,400 or BRO. Call 393-3635-Leave Message

Storage Space GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage.

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