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LACONIA — District 7 State Senate candidates Andrew Hosmer and Josh Youssef will sit side by side and answer voters questions at the Belknap Mill on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. The forum in the Rose Chertok Hall on the third floor will be hosted by The Laconia Daily Sun and the newspaper’s editor and president, Ed Engler, will serve as moderator. The event will be video-taped by Lakes Region Public Access television for later broadcast on Metrocast Channel 26.
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Selectman worried Belmont rec trail could be ‘creepy new monster’ Mooney says Laconia’s WOW Trail has ‘sketchy areas’ that patrons avoid at certain times of day BY GAIL OBER
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BELMONT — Selectmen Jon Pike and Ruth Mooney sharply disagreed yesterday about completing the Belmont recreation trail after Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin told the board the engineering company was not going finish the final design portion for less than the $17,000
they quoted. Despite being given $5,000 from the Bank of New Hampshire toward the $17,000, Mooney said she was “wishy-washy” on the whole Belmont recreational project because of what she said are issues with the Laconia portion of the proposed regional trail system – the Wow Trail. She said she heard that people have to
“pick and choose” their times when walking on the WOW trail because of what she said was some “sketchy” areas. “Maybe we’re just creating a creepy new monster,” she said. “I think it’s a waste of taxpayer money.” Pike disagreed saying town employees, especially those in the Planning Departsee TRAIL page 10
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LACONIA — The Laconia Parks and Recreation Commission is considering restrictions on metal detectors and the use of golf clubs in city parks. The commission directed Kevin Dunleavy, the city’s Parks and Facilities director, to come up with language for the proposed changes, which the commission will consider later this year. Dunleavy suggested the changes after he saw evidence of digging in some of the athletic fields at Opechee Park several months ago, shortly after he had seen people using metal detectors near the beach areas there. ‘’We saw where there had been some turf areas disturbed by digging, and I put two and and two together and realized that’s where it had come from. We don’t want people digging things up and damaging the grass in see PARKS page 13
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ROSWELL, New Mexico (AP) — Felix Baumgartner stood poised in the open hatch of a capsule suspended above Earth, wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles (38 kilometers) below him, millions of people were watching on the Internet and marveling at the moment. A second later, the he stepped off and barreled toward a U.S. desert as a white speck against a dark sky. The Austrianborn Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier and landed safely about nine minutes later, becoming the world’s first supersonic skydiver. “When I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble, you do not think about breaking records anymore, you do not think about gaining scientific data,” Baumgartner said after Sunday’s jump. “The only thing you want is to come back alive.” The jump was part see JUMP page 11
DOVER (AP) — An actor and martial arts instructor accused of killing a female University of New Hampshire student last week was upbeat and described his life as “really good” three days after the woman’s death, an acquaintance said Monday. Seth Mazzaglia, of Dover, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott, who vanished a week ago and whose body has yet to be found. He is accused of strangling or suffocating her in
his apartment Tuesday night; the search for the body has been focused on Peirce Island in nearby Portsmouth. Mazzaglia, 29, didn’t speak during a brief arraignment via video feed Monday, and his court-appointed attorneys didn’t object to the prosecutor’s request that he be held without bail. But Craig Faulkner, who works at a theater company where Mazzaglia had auditioned, said he chatted with Mazzaglia for about 20 minutes on Friday while shopping
Police release names of 21 clients in Kennebunk Zumba sex case KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Police on Monday released the first round of names of more than 100 men accused of paying for sex with a Zumba instructor who’s charged with turning her dance studio into a brothel in this seaside community. The release of 21 names followed 11thhour legal wrangling, and some residents watched the news flash on their local evening TV news. Kim Ackley, a local real estate agent,
said that disclosure of the names will cause temporary pain for families but it’s only fair because others who are accused of embarrassing crimes don’t get breaks. “What’s fair for one has to be fair for the other,” said Ackley, who believes she knows several people on the list. “The door can’t swing just one way.” Residents had been anxiously awaiting the release of names since 29-year-old Alexis Wright was charged this month
with engaging in prostitution in her dance studio and in an office she rented across the street. Police said she kept meticulous records suggesting the sex acts generated $150,000 over 18 months. Wright, from nearby Wells, has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy and other charges. Her business partner, 57-year-old insurance agent and private investigator Mark see ZUMBA page 12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more money at retailers in September — a buying surge that reflected growing consumer confidence and the launch of the latest iPhone. Retail sales jumped 1.1 percent last month, producing the best two months of sales in two years, according to fig-
ures released Monday by the Commerce Department. “The consumer is back,” said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors. “They are not spending money like it is going out of style, but they are spending at a more normal pace that is consistent with a moderately growing economy.”
The spike in spending could boost sluggish growth and help revitalize President Barack Obama’s campaign after a strong debate performance by challenger Mitt Romney. The increase comes only 10 days after a report that unemployment fell to its lowest see CONSUMERS page 4
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Pakistani girl shot by Taliban is now in England Healthcare / GAP BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in Britain on Monday to receive specialized medical care and protection from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants. Officials said she is stable and has a chance at “a good recovery.” The attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai as she was returning home from school in Pakistan’s northwest a week ago has horrified people across the South Asian country and abroad. It has also sparked hope that the Pakistani government would respond by intensifying its fight against the Taliban and their allies. Malala was targeted by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the militant group’s behavior when they took over the scenic Swat Valley where she lived. Two of her classmates were also wounded in the attack and are receiving treatment in Pakistan. The Taliban have threatened to target Malala again until she is killed because she promotes “Western thinking.” Malala, who had been receiving treatment at a Pakistani military hospital, arrived at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in central England on Monday afternoon. The hospital has a major trauma center, specializing in treating severe gunshot wounds, major head injuries and road accident victims. It is also home to the Royal Center for Defense Medicine, the primary receiving unit for military casualties returning from overseas, and has advanced equipment that would help Malala’s treatment, officials said. “Malala had a comfortable journey and is stable,”
said Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan. Dave Rosser, the hospital’s medical director, said doctors believe Malala “has a chance of making a good recovery” but added that he had not yet seen the girl. He declined to provide details of her condition, citing respect for her privacy. Pakistan’s military had said a panel of doctors recommended that Malala be shifted to a center in the United Kingdom that has the ability to provide “integrated” care to children who have sustained severe injuries. “It was agreed by the panel of Pakistani doctors and international experts that Malala will require prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of trauma that she has received,” the military said in a statement. Malala was flown out of Pakistan on Monday morning in a specially equipped air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates, the Pakistani military said. Video footage handed out by the military showed Malala being wheeled out of the hospital on a stretcher, covered in a white sheet and surrounded by uniformed army officers. She was placed in the back of an ambulance and driven to the airport, where she was put on a plane. The plane stopped for several hours in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi on the way to the United Kingdom, said Pakistani Ambassador to the UAE Jamil Ahmed Khan. The ambassador visited Malala during the stop and said she appeared to be in stable condition. Her parents were not on the plane with her, he said.
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MEREDITH — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) has asked the town to begin levying property taxes on trailers in campgrounds in accordance with a state statute (RSA 72.7) that reads “buildings, mills, wharves, ferries, toll bridges, locks and canals and aqueducts owned by private parties . . . are taxable as real estate.. Speaking to the Board of Selectmen at a workshop yesterday, Assessor Jim Commerford said that the issue of trailers has been a source of controversy for some time. In 1999, the New Hampshire Supreme Court established four criteria for determining when a trailer is taxable as a building: if it is “more or less permanent, not a temporary structure; is “more or less completely enclosed”; used as a “dwelling, storehouse, or shelter; “ and “intended to remain stationary.” Three years later the city of Laconia prevailed in Belknap County Superior Court where Justice Larry Smukler ruled that eight trailers kept at HackMa-Tack Campground throughout the year for between 16 years and three years not only met the test of the Supreme Court but also were “more akin to a summer camp dwelling than to a camper intended for travel.” Commerford agreed with Town Manager Phil Warren that trailers registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles would not be liable for taxation as “buildings.” Although he had yet to determine the number of trailers in town, he noted that there are 100 sites at Meredith Wood, 140 at Clearwater Campground and 149 at Harbor Hill. R.J. Sullivan of Harbor Hill said that a dozen of the 59 trailers at the campground were registered and exempt from tax. About half the others were between 10 and 15 years old. As a result he estimated the aggregate value of of the taxable trailers was approximately $425,000, which represented property tax revenues of some $5,000. He pointed out that owners could register their trailers for about $100 and escape the tax. Commerford said that assessing the value of individual trailers would be challenging. He expected the assessed value would represent the replacement cost less depreciation, based on the Blue Book values. Selectmen Peter Brothers urged Commerford to seek guidance from DRA. “Put some pressure on them,” he said. “We’ve just had a half-hour con-
versation and we’re all just guessing.” NOTES: Town Manger Phil Warren told the selectmen that 19 so-called “outside agencies,” including membership, regional and local organizations, have requested $231,572 in financial assistance from the town. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the American Red Cross, which both submitted requests in 2012, did not seek support for 2013. Mid-State Health Center, which offers internal, pediatric and behavioral health services at offices in Plymouth and Bristol, did not present a formal request, but by letter asked for 10 percent of the value of services provided to Meredith residents in the last fiscal year, or $1,051. The board agreed to ask the agency to file a formal request. In 2012 , the town appropriated $244,184 for outside agencies. . . . . . The Selectboard entered a five-year with LRGHealthcare of Laconia, which will pay $3,600 per year from 2012 until 2016 in lieu of taxes on its property in Meredith. The hospital company enjoys a charitable exemption from property taxes. The agreement represents an increase of $600 per year over the prior five-year agreement. . . . . . A break in a water main at Route 25 and Pleasant Street left a number of businesses from the Irving Travel Plaza to Meredith Village Savings Bank without water yesterday, Town Manager Phil Warren said that the break was “not a catastrophic failure of our water system,” but was caused by shifting of the subsurface material. Water undermined a utility, which had to be secured as repairs got underway. Warren said that installing more valves would isolate leaks and limit the inconvenience they cause. . . . . . The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT) has informed the town that $411,000 in federal funds originally designated for the Route 3 and Route 25 project will be diverted to a project in Bristol before they expire. Town Manager Phil Warren said he was told that the Bristol project was “further along.” At the same time, DOT officials assured him the department remained committed to the $6-million project to ease congestion in Meredith. The DOT also advised Warren not to expect any major repairs to Meredith Neck Road or Barnard Ridge Road, both unnumbered statue highways. Selectmen Herb Vadney said that a meeting should be arranged with DOT officials in December or January to press the department to address the traffic and highway issues in Meredith.
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BELMONT — The Fire Department presented its 2013 budget to selectmen yesterday and is requesting a six percent increase over this year’s budget, citing health insurance increases, contributions to the state retirement system and overtime as the three biggest drivers. The request is about $93,000 more than the $1,399,844 of 2012. The budget includes two pay steps for the deputy chief, a move Chief Dave Parenti said would bring the deputy chief’s salary in line with the with low side of those in similarlysized departments in the area Parenti also proposed a separate line item for $10,000 for vacation buyback saying that this year he has used the overtime line for that and he expects he will exceed that line this year. He has also asked the selectmen to bring forward a warrant article that will allow the department to use $91,000 from the ambulance revenue account to offset operating expenses. Voters agreed to a similar revenue shift in the 2012 budget. While Parenti has asked that the part-time fire inspector position be made permanent, selectmen disagreed with his request, reiterating the position be vetted before the Budget Committee. The biggest discussion between selectmen and Parenti was how the overtime budget could be reduced. Parenti said the department has 12 full-time fire fighters including himself, a deputy chief and an administrator. Eight firefighters work on duty shifts that average 42 hours a week. One firefighter-mechanic works days. He said the has four teams of one lieutenant and one firefighter and the department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At least two people are on duty and ideally, Parenti said he would like to see three but, realistically, he knows the town cannot afford it.
“Overtime is a dirty word and I understand that,” Parenti said. He said overtime is paid as part of the union contract and when full-time firefighters are called back to work on an “emergency recall.” So far this year, Parenti said there have been about 60 emergency recalls — some for a short of time as an hour and, in the case of a building fire, as many as five or six hours. Selectmen Jon Pike and Ruth Mooney said they didn’t want overtime used for training, but Parenti said some training, like hose training, can’t be done with only two firefighters. He said he would need to hire four more full-time firefighters to avoid paying overtime on all training. He said he had told individual firefighters that he would pay for special classes they want to take but they would have to take them on their own time. As to mandatory training, he said there’s not much he can do about that. When Mooney suggested the department not continue with 24-7 coverage, Parenti said it wasn’t feasible because paid, on-call firefighters won’t always respond to calls and the mutual aid system wouldn’t tolerate covering routine Belmont calls. “You can’t count on Laconia, Gilford, Tilton-Northfield or Gilmanton to cover,” Parenti said, adding that’s not the way the mutual aid system works. He also said the union contract calls for 24-7 coverage. Selectmen said they would approve the budget as presented to them without Parenti’s recommendation for the permanent part-time fire inspector. In other Belmont news, the permits are in place for the Church Street bridge repair but, with the rainy weekend, crews could not begin Monday. Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin said she expects the project to take three weeks once started but the company is waiting for a dry stretch of weather to divert the Tioga River.
from preceding page because of iPhone sales. Sales at auto dealers increased 1.3 percent. Building materials and garden supplies, furniture and clothing sales all gained, too. Some of the September increase also reflected higher food and gas prices. If those prices continue to rise, consumers could cut back elsewhere, and that could keep growth from accelerating. But economists pointed to a key measure of sales that rose a solid 0.9 percent without counting autos and gas station sales. Many observers say that shows consumers are not too worried. “We saw a cautious consumer in August because they had to spend more on gasoline,” said Chris G. Christopher Jr., senior economist at IHS Global Insight. “Now in September, the consumer is starting to spend more on other items. Consumers are feeling better.” Christopher said the introduction of the new Apple iPhone was definitely a factor in September. He estimated that 4 million iPhones were sold in the United States in the latter half of
September. The entire gain from electronics and appliance stores added only about 0.1 percentage point to September retail sales increase. So even excluding that gain, sales were solid, Christopher said. Economic growth has been anemic in the first half of the year, held back by weaker consumer spending. The latest figures suggest consumers are shaking off high unemployment and the threat of tax increases that could come next year if Congress fails to reach a deal to prevent the economy from going over the “fiscal cliff.” Naroff says that threat has kept businesses from stepping up hiring. But he estimates that American consumers will help the economy emerge from the malaise that clouded the spring. He predicts growth accelerated in the July-September quarter to a 2.6 percent annual rate — double the growth rate from spring. And he expects consumers will help the economy grow at 3.2 percent rate in the final three months of the year.
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Who got us into this mess? I have recently written about, if you tell a lie often enough people will begin to accept it as truth. During the heat of this political season, it is becoming somewhat routine to get examples of that every time we pick up a newspaper or turn on the television. For example, former President Clinton has used the following statement on stage and in political advertisements (paraphrasing): “Romney wants to take us back to what got us into this mess in the first place.” And, President Obama and his political team have used very similar words on any number of occasions. It is almost unanimously acknowledged that the “mess” people are referring to, has to do with the bursting of the housing bubble and the ensuing Wall Street/banking crisis. Finger pointing abounds as virtually no one wants to stand up and honestly defend their pre-burst positions. If we buy into the Clinton-Obama mantra, we would have to believe that they, the Democrats were innocent bystanders who were caught by surprise. I decided to take a look at “this mess”, and here’s what I found. If you recall, not all that long ago housing prices were soaring. Mortgages were plentiful and available to just about everyone, regardless of their income or ability to pay, because of the pressure being put on banking institutions by the government. The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was passed and signed into law by President Carter in 1977. The CRA sat relatively dormant until President Clinton was elected. His administration aggressively used this law in an attempt to make home ownership available to all. President Bush (43) followed the lead of President Clinton in continuing to promote home ownership. Along the way, the CRA went through a number of modifications but, in the final analysis, the government’s influence over the lending institutions were, to put it mildly, very coercive. The act allowed the government to monitor lending institutions’ mortgage performance and, if the government did not feel the lenders were being sufficiently aggressive in awarding mortgages, particularly to those who were at the lower end of the income ladder, the government could withhold approvals for expansion of bank branches, or their mergers or acquisitions. Of course, as written, the CRA did not direct banks to act in an imprudent manner but there was a tension between the intent of the law and the government pressure in forcing lending institutions to make the loans, regardless of the purchaser’s ability to pay. Banks, while acceding to govern-
ment pressure, nevertheless sought to shed themselves of the responsibility to carry what they felt were questionable mortgages. They then began to package those mortgages into Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) for sale through the stock market. Not a problem until home prices began to decline and mortgage defaults began to rise. The bubble burst. Although he was supportive of the intent of the CRA, President Bush’s administration went to Congress on 17 different occasions voicing concern over the building financial crisis in the housing/financial sector, and the potential risk to both Fannie and Freddie. On each occasion they were rebuffed, particularly by the Democrat members of the House. Please, if you have the ability to do so, cut and paste the following link on to your Internet web browser: http://www.bing.com/videos/searc h?q=utube+video+of+barney+frank +re+fannie+and+freddie&mid=172 0572fde0fd23e7e6b1720572fde0fd2 3e7e6b&view=detail&form=vire1 The link will bring you to a series of videos showing various Congressional politician’s positions when the Bush administration was sounding the alarms, and then those same politicians stating their positions after the housing bubble burst. You may come away more enlightened, but I doubt that you will come away pleased with what you see and hear. This is a complex issue and there are countless resources available to those who would like more information. However, the issue goes back to the question of who got us into this mess in the first place, and who is it that wants to take us back to the same ways that got us there? Clearly, the fingerprints at the crime scene start with Carter’s. Reagan’s clean. Geithner appears to have been hiding in the closet. President Clinton’s and President Bush’s (43) fingerprints were plentiful, as were Speaker Pelosi’s and Congressman Frank’s. President Bush did his best to fend off the budding crisis, but Pelosi and Frank slammed the door on him. What is interesting is that it appears that the only person to “man up”, who has not been out there pointing fingers towards others, has been President Bush. And he has some defensible positions. On the other hand, the cadre of Democrat leaders seem only to want to deny their culpability, even though their DNA is spread all over the issue. I think there’s an integrity deficiency. P.S. I found no evidence anywhere of Governor Romney suggesting we return to the history described above. (Bob Meade is a resident of Laconia)
LETTERS Youth soccer round-robin is no place for politicking, Mr. Lamb To the editor, Everyday at work I sit down to eat my lunch and read the local papers. For the last several months, I have been noticing the name Bob Lamb and to be honest I thought to myself what an angry little man this person must be. He was so negative about this woman Jeanie Forrester, complaining that Jeanie is ruining New Hampshire and how he could save New Hampshire. He would have all these so called “facts” written in his letter. A few days later, I would see a rebuttal letter from either Sen. Forrester or from one of her supporters. At first I thought these letters were somewhat entertaining. However, over the months I have seen the letters get nastier and nastier. But I noticed that when Jeanie or her supporters answered you or your supporters, they would keep it civil and factual. But I guess this is what the papers are for, so you and others can voice your opinions even if they are nasty and hateful. But, Mr. Lamb, you made a huge mistake when you brought your “message” to my son’s soccer game this
past Saturday. Someone needs to teach you “New Hampshire” manners. No one from ILYS league invited you to “our” children’s round robin this Saturday in Meredith. You sir, had no right to use my 11-year-old son or anyone else’s child to push your political views or agenda. It was not the time or place for politics. You arrived there with a truck with political signs, shirts, and buttons. Giving our children “vote for Bob Lamb” pencils was tacky and intrusive. Mr. Lamb, I have lived in the Lakes Region my entire life and I have never seen a person running for office “crash” a children’s sporting event to try to gain votes. If your idea of “saving” New Hampshire is crashing little kids sporting events, then you do not “get” how New Hampshire works. This Saturday I was polite but if you show up at another one of my children’s sporting events uninvited I will not be polite again. Please keep your agenda where it belongs in the political arena and stay away from our children. Ken Taylor Meredith
President Obama has been a strong, tough & assertive leader To the editor, The “spin” on the first presidential debate last week was that President Obama “lost” the contest. I beg to differ. In my opinion, Mr. Romney was rude, aggressive, and behaved quite disrespectfully, in stark contrast to the president, who was a gentleman during the entire hour and a half. Obama could have easily stooped to his challenger’s level of aggressiveness, but chose not to do that. He refused to fight. That is a quality that I hold in high regard. This is what I saw in the Republican candidate who is running for the highest office in this country: he acted like a bulldozer, bowling over both the moderator and our Commander in Chief. We live in a culture that glorifies, or at least tolerates, aggression, bullying, and rudeness, all of which are on the continuum of violence. There is much more to be said about the connection between aggression and violence, but we do not need a commander in chief who models
in our country or in our world. We need a president who is a strong, tough, and assertive leader, both in domestic and foreign affairs. President Obama has been just that. He is thoughtful, gathering information from all sides, and like any good mediator, looks for the areas of agreement between peoples, political parties, and nations, yet not afraid to set limits when the line needs to be drawn. Mahatma Gandhi was tough and inspiring leader, and known worldwide for his non-violent strategies that changed his country, and changed the world. He “spoke Truth to Power.” We need more like him in this world, and perhaps Obama is no Gandhi, but he certainly has tried these last four years to be a leader who unites rather than divides, and speaks the truth of the 99-percent to the power of the 1-percent. Obama is the better choice for the future of this country and this planet than Romney. Carol Hart
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LETTERS Jeanie Forrester supported deep cuts to higher education funding
Hard-working and honest, Forrester has everyone’s interest in mind
To the editor, I am a single parent. I never had the benefit of a college education. That’s why it was so important to me that my daughter obtain a college degree. I worked hard to make sure that my daughter was able to attend the University of New Hampshire. And I was thrilled beyond measure when she graduated a few years ago. But like many college students who have graduated from one of New Hampshire’s public universities, my daughter is now straddled with high student loan debt. As a member of the middle class, obtaining student loans was the only viable way my daughter could obtain her undergraduate degree. And like scores of other bright and talented 20 somethings who have grown up in New Hampshire, my daughter left New Hampshire to start her career in another state with greater job opportunities. That’s why I have been so disappointed in Senator Jeanie Forrester’s voting record in the New Hampshire State Senate. She supported a budget that cut public funding for the university and community college system in half. Doesn’t she know that New Hampshire college students have among the highest student loan debt in the country? According to a recent news article, Forrester’s 2011
To the editor, I have known Jeanie Forrester since she and her husband moved to Meredith in 2001, I was their realtor. When I joined on to help with the Greater Meredith Program in 2005, I had the opportunity to work alongside Senator Forrester and together we’ve successfully helped to promote for our small town, Meredith, and the businesses that are within in it. I helped Senator Forrester take an idea and build it into a strong and exciting community based, collaborative program, the Career Partnership Program, helping our students within the Inter-Lakes school system get job shadows and internships and summer employment opportunities helping
budget cut to the University System was the deepest single cut to public higher education in American history. UNH now receives just 6 percent of its budget from the state, the lowest per-capita for public higher education in the nation. Forrester’s vote is all the more shocking when you consider that Plymouth State University is located in Senate District 2. Why would the senator representing PSU vote against it? Forrester also voted for the voucher bill that will decrease general fund revenue, and undercut public education in New Hampshire. That’s why I support Bob Lamb to be our next State Senator. Bob will work hard to support public education, including higher education, in our state. Bob has the personal and professional background to help us to continue to recover jobs and opportunities for our younger generation in our state. I also believe that Bob Lamb will work hard in a bi-partisan way to craft solutions for the many challenges New Hampshire faces. We need a state senator to vote in our interests, and not against us. Please join me in voting for Bob Lamb to be our next state Senator on November 6. You will be glad you did! C. Simmons Campton
Kate Miller was a good rep before and will be excellent again To the editor, It has been my fortune to have known Kate Miller for over 20 years — for Kate, years of growth and knowledge. She is just the person we wish to have in the House of Representatives here in N.H. She studies each issue carefully, giving each viewpoint equal thought and time. She is a caring person not only for her large family, but listens to all who come to her with a problem. She studies ideas
on any special issue from every side and is approachable and understanding of other people needs. Also she is willing to study all ideas and viewpoints. Kate was a good rep before and will be excellent again. A vote for Kate Miller is a vote for good government. Please consider her for your choice of representative from Meredith. Carolyn Sutcliffe Meredith
Senator Forrester has been tireless in support of her constituents To the editor, I just read Barbara McElroy’s letter to the editor and all I can say is “shame on you Barbara.” To suggest Senator Forrester is not available to her constituents is simply not true. Either you have not done your homework or you are deliberately perpetuating a lie. Jeanie is a trusted, hardworking, fearless partner and advocate for our towns. Jeanie has visited every single selectboard in her district, at least twice, and some three times or more, since she’s taken office. When Rumney selectmen asked for Jeanie’s help in crafting legislation that would help the town and Rumney businesses, Jeanie worked tirelessly to ensure the legislation became law. Jeanie broke new ground as a Senator for District 2 by holding roundtable meetings with various constituency groups, from town road agents and superintendents, to teachers and welfare administrators. She has actively engaged town officials in each of her communities, asking what she can do for them. Whether helping with labor issues in Canaan or Bridgewater; broadband issues in Haverhill or
Dorchester; or economic development in Warren or Ashland, Jeanie has been a strong advocate for her communities. For these reasons and more she is receiving the “Legislator of the Year” award in two weeks from the N.H. Association of Counties. Jeanie has been a strong advocate for the developmentally disabled — attending Christmas parties, legislative meetings, personally visiting families in their homes to learn more about how she might be of assistance, and fighting to restore funding cuts made by the governor in his budget. Jeanie has also been a strong defender of property rights against Northern Pass with her legislation protecting land owners against eminent domain. Since her campaign kicked off in April, Jeanie has hosted multiple open events that were announced in the newspapers through paid advertising and press releases including the towns of Meredith, Haverhill, Bristol, and Danbury. Barbara, never have I known a state senator quite like Jeanie Forrester. Jeanie has nothing to be afraid of — see next page
not only our students but the small businesses in our area as well. My experience with Senator Forrester is that when she sets her mind to something she gets that one thing done. When I call Senator Forrester, she either picks up the phone and speaks with me or she calls me back within a reasonable time frame. I would recommend that you get to know Jeanie Forrester as I do. I believe you will see the same strong willed, honest and hard working individual that has everyone’s interest in mind. I look forward to have Jeanie Forrester as my state senator for another term. Chris Kelly Meredith
Why should students vote if they don’t share responsibilities? To the editor, I don’t understand the debate over whether or not college students in New Hampshire can legally vote here if they’re not full-time residents. The purpose of the U.S. Census is to ensure proper government representation and ensure congressional districts are proportionate. I worked as an enumerator in both the 2010 and 2006 census’ in a college town. It was imperative that we were clear on whether students at the nearby university were counted at their parents home and if so, they were not counted by us in the district they temporarily lived. If they considered themselves “on their own” and completely separated from their parents domicile and declared they were not counted elsewhere, they could be counted as living in that area (usually older students
who rented apartments off campus). Absolutely NO students living in college dormitories could be counted as residents of that address as they are NOT permanent housing options. Most of the students living off campus that I dealt with declared they were counted at their parents address. I also participated in “get out the vote” campaigns when I was in college where we assisted students living away from home to be able to vote absentee ballots. So could someone please explain to me how anyone could think that college students have the right to vote here as residents to affect our future when they don’t share in the long-term responsibility for the consequences? Also, is anyone making sure they don’t vote absentee ballots back in their “home” districts? Cindy Kudlik Grafton
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LETTERS NH, it turns out, has tuition rates comparable to other states
I urge NH voters of all persuasions to join me in support of Lamb
To the editor, In recent elections voters spoke, giving the boot to many incumbents, with the message to the new group, including Meredith’s Jeanie Forrester, Colette Worsman and Bob Greemore, to get tough and put N.H.’s fiscal house in order. Now letters and speeches are attacking these people and their decisions. What irritates me, is that many folks, spewing information as fact, are not citing references or checking those facts, and sometimes they can’t even get the spelling right of the person they are complaining about! (It’s Greemore, not Greenmore.) Cuts to the N.H. University system is a popular topic, with amounts of said cuts growing daily, but where are the questions? Were cuts made or were there just no increases? How much was cut? How much remains? Where will it be spent? Why were cuts made? Were they discussed? Did the cuts represent waste or attrition? Is it time to overhaul the 4-year degree program curriculum in favor of more trade school and manufacturing technologies where jobs and shortages are? How does N.H. compare to other states? I seriously doubt that a whole group of lawmakers woke up one morning and decided to automatically target N.H. college kids. The campaign cry from the Democrat candidates is to put the money back. So, where would that money come from? The site below shows that NH’s average 2012 in-state university tuition rates are comparable to many other states and are not the highest in the country, nor the highest in New England. The websites of UNH, Keene State , and Plymouth State give specific 2013 cost information
To the editor, Given the large number of letters supporting or opposing candidates, I want to make this one brief. I support the Democratic candidate for N.H. State Senate (District 2), Bob Lamb, and I urge concerned N.H. voters of all political persuasions to join me. Here are some of the reasons I oppose our current Senator, Jeanie Forrester. 1. She has been unwilling (afraid?) to participate in any scheduled public debate or forum with Bob Lamb so the voters can judge for themselves who best supports policies to move the state forward. She has, however, found the time to be a featured speaker for the Tea Party in Moultonborough (a town outside her Senate District) and elsewhere. And she did show up unannounced at one forum with supporters to try to “ambush” Bob Lamb. 2. She engaged in a “bait and switch”, telling voters she would concentrate on jobs and the economy, and, instead, switched to support legislation backed by out-of-state right-wing groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council. The result was evident in the survey done in July by the CNBC business channel, which dropped the rating for N.H.’s overall economy from 10th place to 34th place
which, compared to rising education costs everywhere in the country, still appear to be a good deal for NH students. (http://www.collegetuitioncompare.com/search/state-tuitioncompare.html) And another question, if non-resident college kids vote in N.H., what prevents them from also voting absentee in their home state? Another comment, again stated as fact, by a local Democrat House candidate, was that the unions gave us our 40 hour/5 day work week and leisure time. Therefore, N.H. should not become a Right-to-Work state. Actually, “On May 1, 1926, auto maker Henry Ford voluntarily instituted the eight-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week work schedule for his factory workers. Three months later, he instituted the work policy for his office workers. Ford’s research made it clear that worker productivity and reduced production costs qualified the 40-hour work as a success. Ford also praised the shorter work week for providing employees with more social time.” (The History of a 40-Hour Work Week | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/ about_6692488_history-40_hourwork-week.html#ixzz270wsS2lt) So, in 1926, a business entrepreneur set the bar and was trusted to voluntarily take care of his employees. Then his successful company was, coincidentally, the only major car company not to need or want Obama’s big government, taxpayer sponsored, bailout money more than 80 years later. Good for free enterprise, capitalism and the Republican spirit! And fact checking is also fun! Karen Sticht Meredith
In uncertain times, it is important to have leaders of integrity To the editor, We are so pleased that Omer Ahern, Jr. is offering to serve the people of Grafton County as County Commissioner for another two year term. We have known Omer and his family here in Plymouth for many years, and, in their public lives, know them all to be dedicated public servants. Omer has now publicly demonstrated over the past two years as our County Commissioner that he is a no-nonsense leader who has the knowledge, the compassion and the selfless dedication to service required to be an effective County Commissioner. Omer is not a “rubber stamp”. Omer has made county government in Grafton County more transparent with his periodic reports and by arranging to publicly broadcast the weekly commissioner meetings. From these records, we know that Omer’s votes to reduce spending are well reasoned and designed to effect efficiencies in from preceding page District 2 voters sent her to Concord to focus on jobs and the economy and balance the budget and that’s exactly what she did. I’m proud that Jeanie is our senator and ask you to join me on November 6th in voting for Jeanie once again. Jerry Thibodeau Rumney
our county government without sacrificing necessary and essential county government services. From our own life experiences, as newcomers to the United States over 50 years ago, as university educators, as parents, and as lovers of freedom, we know in these uncertain economic times, how important it is to have a public leader of integrity, such as Omer. We know that Omer, in serving all of the people, will continue to make the difficult decisions — decisions that may not be politically correct, but ultimately are in the best interest for all of us in Grafton County. Omer knows county government in New Hampshire from the inside out, and we in Grafton County are fortunate to have Omer’s unique qualifications. He is an attorney, elected official, farmer, nonprofit and community volunteer, and a good friend to all that know him. We are fortunate indeed that he is willing to serve us again in N. Haverhill as our Grafton County Commissioner. We wholeheartedly support Omer Ahern, Jr. for re-election as District 3 Grafton County Commissioner. We urge every voter in District 3 to vote with us as we proudly cast our two votes on November 6th for Omer Ahern, Jr. for Grafton County Commissioner. Manuel & Gloria Marques-Sterling Plymouth
(http://www.cnbc.com/id/46415307 ). 3. She voted to reduce state funding for the University System of NH by nearly 50-percent, resulting in tuition increases. 4. She voted for legislation which will “downshift” about $114 million in state costs to towns which will lead to higher local property taxes and/or reduced services. By contrast, here are some of the reasons I support Bob Lamb: 1. Bob has a resume that even Republicans should be impressed by: graduate of West Point, experience in financial management and operations at the highest levels (including KPMG and FleetBoston, then the seventhlargest bank holding company in the U.S.). 2. He will make decisions based on facts, not on agendas of right-wing special interest groups. 3. Unlike the positions of Forrester, he will support affordable health care access for seniors and oppose government restrictions on women’s health care choices. 4. He knows that for N.H. to have a strong economy that attracts new business, the state must restore funding to N.H.’s higher education system. Gary McCool Rumney
I’m voting for candidates that will undo damage by extremists To the editor, I will be voting for Lisa DiMartino, Bill Johnson, Kate Miller, and Sandy Mucci for the N.H. House in District # 2 in the upcoming November election. All four candidates are strongly committed to undoing the damage done to this state by the extremists who are currently controlling the New Hampshire House of Representatives. They are compassionate people who believe that the traditional compassion that has characterized our state needs to be restored in Concord. They will restore decency and common sense to our legislative process. In addition, these candidates are strong proponents of the right of personal privacy. They stand for the right to marry whom you wish as well as woman’s right to control her reproductive life. They stand against religious conservative extremists like Corner-
stone N.H., which has endorsed some of their opponents in this election. They are also committed to restoring needed funding for New Hampshire’s programs for children, the needy, and the disabled. In addition, they have vowed to restore funding for education for our state’s universities and community colleges which was heavily gutted by the anti-education, anti-teacher legislature now in power. New Hampshire college students pay the highest tuition rates and have the highest student loan debt of any state education system in the country. Not something to be proud of. These fine candidates are good people and all are committed to New Hampshire, its children, it senior citizens, and its future They will have my vote. Will they have yours? E. Scott Cracraft Gilford
Sen. Forrester has been a true partner as we work toward solutions To the editor, I write in support of Jeanie Forrester’s re-election as the state senator for District 2. I operate a dental practice in the Lakes Region. I have had the opportunity to work with Senator Forrester on small business issues and on efforts to expand access to safe and effective dental care for our residents. Many people do not think of dental practices as small businesses; however, our office shares the same challenges as all small businesses in New Hampshire, including the increasing cost of employee benefits, regulatory compliance, and taxes. Senator Forrester has been eager to assist small businesses throughout her first term. In addition to her work to help small business, I have appreciated Senator Forrester’s support for improving access to dental care. She has voted for policies
that will ensure dental care is provided by highly trained professionals in New Hampshire. Our office works hard to provide optimal oral health care services to our patients. We provide charitable care to those in need. Senator Forrester has been a true partner with dental professionals as we continue to work toward a solution to access challenges in our state. The upcoming election is important to us all. Health care is a major issue. Senator Forrester understands the challenges facing New Hampshire and is committed to finding solutions. I believe her strengths include an even-handed approach to public policy and her willingness to listen to all sides. She is honest and open-minded. She represents our district well and we should return her to Concord. Glenda Reynolds, DDS New Hampton
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LETTERS AMTP helps youth who have not yet had a fair chance at life To the editor, I am hoping that many people read the excellent front page article in the September 26th Sun which highlighted the funding difficulties that the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP) faces in this current economic climate. Appalachian what? You might ask. No, not a hiking club, but a social agency that engages with local youths that face daunting realities every day in their young lives. I do not know about you, but that article definitely tugged at my heart strings. In my own daily life I have a mantra that I find myself saying frequently, especially living here in Laconia.... “There but for the grace of God go I”... Some of us may have made bad choices as teens a time or two, but were lucky enough not to have negative consequences result, consequences that
we would spend the rest of our lives dealing with, with little chance at success. Many of the youth AMTP serves have not yet had a fair chance at life. Thanks to the efforts of AMTP, these kids now have a chance at success. Through AMTP they gain self-esteem, recognize their own unique gifts, and succeed in life. They are provided the needed tools to successfully escape the vortex of generational poverty. The agency not only mentors 16 local youth weekly but provides extensive services to 16 LMS and LHS students, but has a collaborative relationship with LHS’s Freedom Found club to reach even more Laconia students, and serves all Pleasant Street 5th graders through their diversity awareness program. This is good stuff. Stuff each of us will hopefully support. John Walker Laconia
If I could pick one rep to be elected this year, it’d be Greg Hill To the editor, I wholeheartedly support Greg Hill’s campaign for the New Hampshire House in Merrimack District 3, comprised of Northfield and Franklin Ward 3. In fact, if I could ensure only one representative to get reelected this year, it would be Greg Hill. Together we worked to greatly expand options for the education of N.H. children, and it is vital to reelect Greg Hill to continue to expand options in education. Providing choices for parents in education is by far the most effective
reform, proven by numerous studies. His work on education tax credits, and expanding the highly successful charter school program will have a positive impact for years to come. And there was no way these improvements would have been successful without Rep Hill. Rep Hill is also one of the smartest, hardest working, and most principled representatives I know. Please support the re-election of Greg Hill to the N.H. House! Senator Jim Forsythe District 4 Strafford
Our nation’s founders limited Congress’s power to tax income To the editor, On November 6th please consider a YES vote on #1. Many people, even some moderates and conservatives, are concerned that we should not limit our taxing options with Constitutional restrictions. Some argue that the Constitution should contain only matters of principle. Well, 39 delegates to the Convention of 1787 did consider taxation a matter of principle. One of the most debated questions before them was methods of taxation and in Article 1 they limited Congress’s power
to tax income. It wasn’t until 1913 when we cast aside the wisdom of the Founders with the XVI amendment thus paving the way for the IRS behemoth. New Hampshire was the last state to ratify after rejecting it in 1911. Now we in New Hampshire have the opportunity to share the Founders understanding of responsible government and do for New Hampshire what they intended for the United States. Vote YES on #1. Robert E. Hood, Center Harbor
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Sprinklers largely put out fire in downtown building LACONIA — At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, firefighters who were called by police to addressed a water leak at 84 Union Avenue — the two-story factory building overlooking the Winnipesaukee River that houses The Studio — where they found not only a flood but also a fire. Upon reaching the building, Captain Bob Landry quickly discovered that a fire in the building activated a number of sprinkler heads. The sprinklers contained the fire and were shut down as firefighters extinguished what remained. Two holes were cut in the floor to drain the water from the building. Fire Chief Ken Erickson reported that the fire started around 6 a.m., when an electric space heater that was left running overheated. Altogether 13 sprinkler heads were touched off, indicating that the fire generated a significant amount of heat. He esti-
mated that more than 80,000 gallons of water were pumped through the sprinkler system. The alarm bell of the sprinkler system did not sound, but staff of the Laconia Water Works were able to determine when the system was activated by tracking the fall in water pressure recorded by the computer system. Erickson estimated the value of the fire and water damage at $60,000, much less than had the building not been sprinkled. Public Service Company of New Hampshire shut off power to the building. The brick building was constructed on a 0.64-lot in 1920 and is owned by Caro Properties of 132 Lincoln Street, Boston, which acquired it from the city in 1987. The building is assessed at $198,500 and the entire property is valued at $358,200. — Michael Kitch
SENATE 7 from page one Engler said the forum is schedule to run one and one-half hours. The public is invited to attend and note cards will be provided at the door so that voters can submit questions they would like the candiates to address. Voters who cannot attend but have a question for the two men are invited to submit them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Both Democrat Hosmer and Republican Youssef are residents of Laconia, so the city is assured of having its own state senator for the first time in more than one-half century. District 7 is newly drawn, with Laconia serving as the population center on the east side and Franklin the same to the west.
Laconia is currently represented in the State Senate by Republican Jim Forsythe of Strafford. He decided not to run for re-election this year and, in any case, his hometown is no longer in the same district as Laconia. Hosmer is general manager of AutoServ Nissan in Tilton. This is his second attempt at gaining a seat in the State Senate. He was defeated by Forsythe in the GOP sweep of 2010. Youssef is owner of the Same Day Computer store on Union Ave. and has franchised the same business name and operation in other New Hampshire cities and towns. This is his first run for political office. He defeated Bill Grimm of Franklin in the September Republican Primary.
TRAIL from page one ment, and the taxpayers have supported the effort since its inception and so much time and energy has gone into it he said the town would “be remiss” if Phase I didn’t get finished. Phase I will run from the Mosquito Bridge over Lake Winnisquam to the Laconia town line where it will join the WOW Trail once the WOW Trail is completed from the downtown Laconia Train Station to the Belmont line. The new engineering in Belmont is required because Piche’s Ski and Sport Shop was reported to have backed out of granting an easement for the trail that would have allowed for routing from Rte. 3 to a point back near the lakeshore. Osborn’s Agway agreed to let the trail cross through it’s property but the new route must be engineered. Phase I is budgeted for $833,000 with 80 percent coming from the New Hampshire Transportation Enhancement Program and the other 20 percent coming from Belmont. There is $62,000 in a Capital Reserve Fund for Phase II of the trail and there is a possibility that
the town could go to the voters and ask for some of that money to put toward finishing Phase I. In the end Mooney agreed that the town would have to pay the engineer to finish the engineering. “That’s what I said 20 minutes ago,” Pike said. “We would be remiss in not going forward.” Selectman Ron Cormier was not in attendance. The first phase of Laconia’s WOW Trail has been completed, connecting downtown with Lakeport Square, a distance of 1.3 miles. Fundraising efforts necessary to complete phase two are ongoing. The Winnipesaukee River Trail has completed two sections, one which goes from Trestle Park in Franklin over Cross Mill Road in Northfield and ends at the Northfield Train Station and a two-mile stretch from the train station to Route 140. As to safety on the WOW Trail, aside from some “tagging” or spray-painting a few years ago, Laconia Police Capt. Matt Canfield said late Monday there have been no issues with the WOW Trail and police encourage people to use it. Belknap County Administrator Debra Shackett see next page
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Other schools recognize level of sportsmanship at Inter-Lakes High Rusty Ross (seated), chair of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship Committee, watches as InterLakes High School students Mitch Jurius and Maddy Edgar reveal the school’s newest accolade: the 2011-2012 Sportsmanship Award. The award is given out each year to one school in each of the four athletic divisions. Inter-Lakes rose to the top from the 29 schools in Division III, based on points recorded by opposing teams that rated the attitude of Inter-Lakes’s coaches, players and fans. In more than 20 years since the NHIAA has been giving out the honor, this was the first awarded to Inter-Lakes. Athletic Director Jeff Cloos told the assembled student body that there was plenty of room left on the gymnasium wall for future sportsmanship awards. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
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Baumgartner’s team included Joe Kittinger, who first tried to break the sound barrier from 19.5 miles (31 kilometers) up in 1960, reaching speeds of 614 mph (988 kph). With Kittinger inside mission control, the two men could be heard going over technical details during the ascension. “Our guardian angel will take care of you,” Kittinger radioed to Baumgartner. On Twitter, half the worldwide trending topics had something to do with the jump. This attempt marked the end of a long road for Baumgartner, a recordsetting high-altitude jumper. He has said this was his final jump. The sponsor, beverage maker Red Bull, has never said how much the complex project cost. Baumgartner failed to break Kittinger’s record for the longest free fall, at 4 minutes and 36 seconds. Baumgartner’s free fall was timed at 4 minutes and 20 seconds. “I was putting everything out there and hope for the best, and if we left one record for Joe — hey it’s fine,” Baumgartner said when asked if he intentionally left the record for Kittinger to hold. “We needed Joe Kittinger to help us break his own record, and that tells the story of how difficult it was and how smart they were in the ‘60s. He is 84 years old, and he is still so bright and intelligent and enthusiastic”. Baumgartner has said he plans to settle down with his girlfriend and fly helicopters on mountain rescue and firefighting missions in the U.S. and Austria. Before that, though, he said, “I’ll go back to LA to chill out for a few days.”
ZUMBA from page 2 Strong Sr., from Thomaston, has pleaded not guilty to 59 misdemeanor charges. Police said more than 150 people are suspected of being clients and many of them were videotaped without their knowledge. In town, residents heard the list could include lawyers, law enforcement officers and well-known people, heightening their curiosity. The prostitution charges and ensuing publicity, which reached across the country and beyond, came as a shock in the small town of about 10,000 residents, which is well-known for its ocean beaches, old sea captains’ mansions and the neighboring town of Kennebunkport, home to the Bush family’s Walker’s Point summer compound. The list of names was delayed Friday by legal action by an attorney representing two of the people accused of being johns. The lawyer, Stephen Schwartz, said releasing the names will ruin people’s lives, even if they’re acquitted of the misdemeanor charges against them. Superior Court Justice Thomas Warren on Monday denied a motion seeking to block disclosure of the names. But he ordered that addresses should be withheld for those people who might have been victims of invasion of privacy when their acts
were recorded. The Associated Press reached out Monday evening to men on the list, but it was difficult to confirm their identities without knowing their addresses. Some people in town said they had their suspicions about Wright, but others were in the dark about the life of the bubbly dance instructor who introduced many local women to the Latinflavored dance and fitness program. Ackley’s daughter, Alison Ackley, who participated in Wright’s class four or five times, said she had no inkling of any illegal activity. “She was so young,” Alison Ackley said. “She had a lot going for her. It’s a shame she was hanging out with these older men and getting money from them.” Resident Leonid Temkin said he had mixed feelings about publicizing the names because it could cause marriages to dissolve and men to lose their jobs. “I think it’ll cause a lot of hardship,” he said. But Kim Ackley said she believes the interest will die down once all the names become public in the coming weeks. “A year from now it won’t even be talked about, once it goes through the courts,” she said. “You’ve got to move on and go on with your lives.”
Softbank buys 70% of Sprint for $20.1-billion NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint dug a hole for itself when it bought Nextel in 2005 in one of the worst deals in telecom history. Now, a deep-pocketed friend from overseas could help the company climb out of its hole and reinvigorate its fight against AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Japan’s Softbank Corp. has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion, money that will be divided by the company and its shareholders. Announced Monday in Tokyo, the deal positions Sprint as a stronger competitor to its two biggest rivals, AT&T and Verizon. The agreement, however, doesn’t solve all of Sprint’s underlying problems. Sprint, which is based in Overland Park, Kan., has been limping along since it purchased Nextel. The merger quickly turned sour, saddling Sprint with the cost of running two incompatible networks while customers fled. Sprint has more than 56 million subscribers, compared to AT&T’s 105.2 million and Verizon Wireless’ 94.2 million. No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile has over 33 million U.S. customers. Softbank Corp., a holding company with investments in Internet and telecom businesses, made its own venture into the wireless world in 2005, with the acquisition of Vodafone Japan. It turned that business around, giving President Masayoshi Son the confidence that he can make Sprint a profitable company again after five straight years of losses.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has laid the groundwork for a turnaround but his efforts haven’t had an immediate impact on profitability. In particular, the company’s reputation for customer service has improved during his tenure, as he’s focused on enhancing the store and call center experience. The company scored the highest of the Big 4 wireless carriers in the American Customer Satisfaction Index this spring. Hesse has also coaxed Sprint subscribers to pay more, helping the company stem its financial losses. But the highest-paying customers keep leaving for the larger, faster networks of AT&T and Verizon. On its own, the company would have a hard road ahead, as it pays for a network revamp and fulfills a commitment to buy $15.5 billion in iPhones from Apple. Under the deal, Sprint shareholders can turn in 55 percent of their shares to Softbank in exchange for $7.30 per share. Sprint shares fell 4 cents Monday to close at $5.69, suggesting that investors mostly felt comfortable with the valuation they pegged for the company last week, when they sent the stock up 14 percent based on reports of talks between Softbank and Sprint. Softbank’s is paying $12.1 billion for the 55-percent stake. It’s buying an additional $8 billion worth of shares from the company, for a total stake of 70 percent. That investment will dilute the value of existing shares, and is the reason Sprint’s stock didn’t trade higher on Monday.
PARKS from page one in the parks,’’ said Dunleavy, who noted that metal detectors were not much of problem at Weirs Beach, where they are frequently seen being used, because any digging there only disturbs sandy areas. He said that there are problems at the Robbie Mills Sports Complex with turf being torn up by those practicing their golf swings, which lead Parks Commissioner George Hawkins to note that golf balls left behind by people using the fields for practicing their golf swings also pose a problem for the department’s lawn mowers and can dull and damage mower blades. Dunleavy said that specific language in the commission’s rules would make enforcement of restrictions on metal detectors and golf easier to enforce. In other action the commission decided not to take up up competing concept plans for improvements to Wyatt Park, one which was developed at the commissions’ request by Dunleavy and another devel-
oped by residents of the South End neighborhood. Dunleavy’s plan would have a single basketball court near Garfield Street while the plan developed by the area residents would retain two courts in their current location. Commission Chairman Jeff Pattison said that the commission had received cost estimates from Dunleavy on the two options and while the cost of one option was significantly lower than the other, the commissioners had only received the estimates over the weekend and wanted more time to study them. Ward 4 Councilor Brenda Baer , who had called on the commission to adopt the plan prepared by the Wyatt Park area residents and start work this fall using $50,000 the council had already earmarked for park improvements, attended the meeting. Asked by Pattison if she had any comment on the commission’s decision, Baer said that she had expected that would happen and offered no comment.
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fight choreography in the area. Faulkner described Mazzaglia as a quiet, respectful guy but also as someone with a nerdy vibe that made him a bit of “an odd duck.” “He’s just a little unusual. ... I don’t really know how to explain it,” he said. “You don’t meet him and go, ‘Wow, that guy’s a murderer.’” Faulkner said he never ended up casting Mazzaglia, called him more of a character actor than a leading man. He said Mazzaglia has an advanced black belt designation. Faulkner said he was later playing the video game Mazzaglia sold him when he heard news of the man’s arrest. “What I thought about is, I shook his hand two times and if he actually did this. It was one of those, Are you ... kidding me moments,” Faulkner said. Friends and family have described Marriott as a fun-loving, trusting young woman with a wide circle of friends who was active in chorus and a prom queen in high school. She loved animals, volunteered at the New England Aquarium and helped put herself through school by working at Target. Ken Ziniti, a store manager at the Target store in Greenland, said Marriott was one of the nicest young people he’s met. “Put a smile on everybody’s faces,” he said. “She worked all over the sales floor, always out in front of the guests.” University of New Hampshire professor David Kaye, who once taught Mazzaglia in an acting class, said Monday that he had been a hard-working student who had a special interest in stage combat. He said people at the school feel for the victim’s family and are shocked and saddened by what’s happened. “Everybody is sort of reeling from all of this news,” he said.
3-3 Patriots not making plays when in matters FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A missed field goal in the final seconds against Arizona. A gamewinning kick by the Ravens as the clock ran out. And now a 46-yard touchdown pass that gave the Seahawks the lead in the final minutes. The Patriots are 3-3 after losing 24-23 to Seattle on Sunday, leaving the defending conference champions and favorites to repeat locked in a four-way tie in the AFC East. In all three losses, New England had a second-half lead — twice leading by two scores in the fourth quarter. “When we really needed it, we weren’t able to make the plays we needed to make,” coach Bill Belichick said in a conference call with reporters on Monday. “It’s just disappointing. We’ve come up short in three games — not by very much but it’s been enough. “We have to find a way to perform better, both throughout the game and certainly in the critical game-changing situations at the end.” The Patriots were on their way to a win that would have given them the lead in the division, leading Seattle 23-10 in the fourth after Stephen Gostkowski’s field goal. But Russell Wilson hit Braylon Edwards on a 10-yard touchdown pass midway through the quarter and then connected with Sidney Rice for 46 yards to give Seattle a one-point lead with 78 seconds to play. Having wasted two timeouts early in the half, the Patriots had none remaining by their final drive. Tom Brady was unable to lead them to a first down, and the Seahawks kneeled down for the victory. “The end of the game is the most critical part of the game, and we need to do better,” offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday. “I need to do better. We can prepare better and we can play better in those situations to try to finish the games out. ... We’ve been in it a few times and we need to be able to close out the from preceding page a report filed by a prison worker after the slaying. Other guards became suspicious as the men got closer to the gate. When confronted, Robert beat one guard; other guards quickly arrived and detained both inmates. Months later, Robert told a judge his only regret was that he hadn’t killed more guards. He pleaded guilty to Johnson’s slaying and asked to be sentenced to death, telling a judge last October that he would otherwise kill again. He never appealed his sentence and even tried to bypass a mandatory state review in hopes of expediting his death.
games when we get that opportunity.” New England also struggled to manage its timeouts at the end of the first half, using one to avoid a delay of game penalty on a fourth-and-1 from the Seattle 6 yard-line before sending Gostkowski out for a 25-yard field goal that made it 17-10 with 2:12 to go. After Seattle punter Jon Ryan fumbled the snap and gave the Patriots the ball at the Seahawks’ 24 with 40 seconds left in the half, Brady hit Wes Welker for 15 yards but used another timeout — and 21 seconds — before the next play. The Patriots ran just one more play before calling their last timeout, leaving them with no way to stop the clock when Brady was called for intentional grounding — a penalty that requires a 10-second runoff — with 1 second left in the half. Instead of seven points or an easy field goal, the Patriots went to the locker room with nothing. “It’s just one of those things were we just came up short in that instance and the one thing that probably couldn’t have happened, happened,” said Welker, who caught 10 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. “And it’s disappointing.” The failure to finish teams off has been a disappointment all season. In Week 2, the Patriots led the Cardinals 9-6 early in the third quarter but fell behind 20-9. New England cut it to eight points on a field goal and made it 20-18 on a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski; the 2-point conversion to tie it failed. The Patriots got to the Cardinals’ 18 before a false start and a loss of a yard left them with a 42-yard field goal attempt that Gostkowski missed. Against Baltimore the next week, the Patriots led 30-21 early in the fourth before the Ravens scored a touchdown and then, as time expired, Baltimore’s Justin Tucker put a 27-yard field goal over the right upright to win the game. “When you get down to the end of the fourth quarter, then the whole game really now hinges on just a handful of plays or sometimes just one play,” Belichick said. “Not that all the rest of them don’t matter; they do. But ... how well can you execute that, one, two or however many plays it is that are now going to determine the outcome of the game. “Mental toughness, I think, is part of it. Awareness is part of it. Basic execution is part of it. Conditioning is part of it. Scheming and actual technique of the play, the way the play is set up — all those things are part of it.”
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LACONIA — Joseph C. Stitt, 87, of 55 Cottage Street, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Mr. Stitt was born April 4, 1925 in Laconia, N.H., the son of Rose M. (Hennesy) and Raymond J. Stitt, Sr. He was a lifetime resident of Laconia and was owner of the Laconia News Agency. Mr. Stitt served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a P.O.W. , receiving a Purple Heart and a POW Medal. Mr. Stitt was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion – Wilkins-Smith Post #l and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post # 1670 and was a member of the DAV, Chapter #11. He was a coach for the Men’s Softball League, coaching the Piche’s Team. Survivors include his wife, Shiela G. (Spaulding) Stitt, of Laconia; three sons, Thomas Stitt; John Stitt and Stephen Stitt; a stepson, Malcolm Kilbourn ; a daughter, Gwendolyn Stitt; seven grandchildren, Joseph Stitt, Shawn Stitt, Tammy Stitt,
Kristen Stitt, Jessica Stitt, Emily Chase and Abigayle Chase ; seven great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren and several nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas Stitt, Raymond Stitt, Jr. and Robert Stitt; a son, James Stitt, and a grandson , Christopher Stitt. There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service, with military honors, will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:00AM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Central New Hampshire Kidney Center, 87 Spring Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246 or to the Christopher Jon Stitt Memorial Fund, c/o the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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LACONIA — Ruth Elizabeth (Drew) Goodall died peacefully at the Belknap County Home on October 10, 2012. She was born at home in Boston, Massachusetts on April 27, 1921. Ruth was the fifth child of Charles and Margaret Drew. She married Dr. Edwin B. Goodall jr. and had five children: Gretchen, Karen, Edwin, Charles and Heidi. Ruth was predeceased by her son, Charles, her parents, in laws, former husband and five siblings: Charles, Lawrence, John, Marion and Geneviere Drew. Ruth’s sister, Margaret Craig lives in Meredith. Her children are Gretchen Goodall of Meredith, Karen Goodall–Lawrence and her husband David Lawrence of Bristol, England. Dr. Edwin B. Goodall III and his wife Dr. Cecelia Cox of Sandwich and Heidi Bucker and her husband Richard Buckler of Moultonboro. Ruth’s nine grandchildren are Cara Wiley and husband Keith Wiley of Strafford, NH, Megan Edington and Todd McLeod of Belfast, Maine, Justin Goodall of New York, Anne Goodall of New Mexico, David Lawrence of Bristol, England, Bridget Buckler Demers
and husband Christian Demers of Woodbridge, VA, Robert Buckler and Kimberly Ruth Teter of Denver Colorado and Richard Buckler of Tuftonboro, NH. Her Great Grandchildren are Luke, Hannah and Emma Wiley of Strafford, NH and Ben, Drew and Adam Robson of Belfast, ME. During her life Ruth was a full time mother and community volunteer for the March of Dimes, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. Ruth will be remembered for her strong spirit, sense of humor and love of family and friends. Her family is grateful for the skilled and loving care she received during her years at the Belknap County Home. Ruth’s Memorial Service will be held at the Wonalancet, NH Chapel on November 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view the online memorial, go to www. wilkinsonbeane.com.
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LACONIA — Katie Anne Hebert, infant daughter of Eric Hebert and Shawna Arnold, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 7, 2012. She was born in Loudon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 14, 2012. Baby Katie made national headlines being the first baby born at the speedway. In addition to her parents of Laconia, she is survived by three sisters; Kristine Cartier, Amber Cartier and Allison Hebert, all of Laconia, her maternal adoptive grandparents, Amy and Richard Briggs of Tilton, her maternal grandparents, Cotisha Brookshire and Eli Arnold of St. Augustine, FL, her paternal grandfather, Stephen Hebert of Lochmere and her paternal grandmother and step-grandfather,
Deborah and George Colson of Belmont, many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1PM at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Hill, Belmont, with Pastor James F. Smith officiating. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Hill, Belmont, NH 03220. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
WOLFEBORO — Nancy A. Fischer, 67, passed away at her home in Wolfeboro, NH after a period of declining health. Born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of Walter Fischer and the late Mary Fischer of Wolfeboro, NH. Nancy graduated from Dover High School and Fisher Junior College in Boston, MA. Nancy raised her family in Moultonborough, NH and was active in her community. Sheserved in the Moultonborough Parent Teachers Organization, volunteered at the Red Hill Outing Club & Ski Area and was a parent leader in the Cub Scouts. She had a successful real estate career for over 20 years and helped many families find and build their dream homes throughout the Lakes Region and Florida gulf coast. While in Florida, she was active in the League of Women Voters and was an avid follower of politics and current affairs. Nancy loved Lake Winnipeasukee where she spent most of her summers. She was an accomplished downhill and water skier
and passed on her skills on her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her son Stevens Jones of Center Harbor, NH and his wife Kris, her daughter Meredith DeWitt of Harvard, MA and her husband Terry, her sisters Carolyn Ricker and Beth Fischer of Dover, NH and their husbands Mark Ricker and Bob McCabe, and her five grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial service will be held at the Pinckney Boathouse at Brewster Academy, 8 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro, NH on Sunday, October 21st at 1:00PM. A private burial will be in Dover, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations go to the Lakes Region Humane Society, PO Box 655, Ossipee, NH 03864. If you wish to leave condolences please visit www. lordfuneralhome.com. Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, NH is assisting the family with arrangements.
LACONIA – Dennis G. Lemay, 59, of 276 Gilford Ave, died suddenly on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He was born in Laconia, the son of Robert and Nadja (Nemcovich) Lemay. Dennis attended Boston University, Harvard and Albany State University. He worked for several years as a caregiver. He enjoyed baseball statistics and hiking. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Nadja (Nemcovich) Lemay of Laconia, one sister, Janice Lemay of Laconia and a brother, Allen Lemay and his wife Laurie of Merri-
mack. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Calvary Assembly of God Church, 100 Academy Street, Laconia. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com
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LACONIA – Evelyn Marstan Smith, 96, of 30 County Drive, died Friday, October 12, 2012 at Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia. She was born in Laconia on February 2, 1916, the daughter of Guy L. and Harriet L. (Cram) Smith. Evelyn was a 1935 graduate of Laconia High School and attended Margaret Pillsbury Hospital where she trained to be a Registered Nurse. After graduation she moved to the Boston area where she worked as a private duty nurse for many years in several Boston hospitals. Evelyn moved back to Laconia in 1977. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Laconia and had a great love for animals. She is survived by her sister, Olive L. Haddock of Gilford, two nephews; Kevin Haddock of Gilford and Jeffrey Haddock of Barrington and a niece, Brenda
Higgins of Eliot, ME. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Lois M. Smith. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 2PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.Burial will follow in the family lot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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GILMANTON — The Frates family will appear on the television game show Family Feud for a fourth consecutive day this afternoon. Beginning at 3 p.m., and seen on WHDH Channel 7, the Gilmanton family will have the chance to compete for $20,000 and the chance to return again. Larry Frates, who is joined on the show by wife Joan, children Oliver and Amelia and son-in-law
Lyall, said the family will be on the show again today despite losing in the episode aired on Monday afternoon. Frates could not immediately divulge the reason for the family’s return. All the family’s appearances were taped in May but are just now being aired. If the family wins a total of five games – they’ve won twice already – they could bring home a new car.
Tony Sarno performing all-acoustic show at Pitman’s LACONIA — Blues/Rock artist Tony Sarno will perform an all-acoustic show along with Nate Weaver on guitar and vocals at Pitman’s Freight Room on Thursday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Sarno has toured the U.S., Australia, Europe, and Argentina with his band and as guitarist with David Clayton Thomas’ Blood, Sweat, & Tears, and The Peter Tork Band. He has recorded several criticallyacclaimed cds as a solo artist and with his band The Thunderhawks. He has shared the concert stage with B.B. King,
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Little Feat, and Johnny Winter. His musician friends have toured and/or recorded with Joe Cocker, Dire Straits, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Herbie Hancock, The Allman Brothers, Jerry Garcia Band, Huey Lewis & The News, Rod Stewart, Jackson Browne, Edgar Winter, J.Geils, and Kenny Wayne Shepard. Admission is $10 and the venue is BYOB. Pitman’s Freight Room is located at 94 New Salem Street. Call 527-0043 or 603-494-3334 or check pitmansfreightroom.com.
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An evening of laughter - Rebecca Rule at Gilmanton Academy, October 20 GILMANTON — Join neighbors and friends on Saturday evening, October 20 to enjoy Rebecca Rule’s “Evening of Laughter”. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Academy (Town Offices) building on Route 107 in Gilmanton Corners. Tickets are $15, and desert will be served. Rebecca Rule is a true Yankee story teller. She has been named by New Hampshire Magazine as “Thalia: the Muse of Comedy” in its list of notable New Hampshire muses. She’ll also be available to autograph her books following the program. To assure a seat, purchase your tickets at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 364-2400, gyrla@metrocast. net. Tickets will be available at the door as space permits.
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Humorist Rebecca Rule comes to Gilmanton on October 20, 7 p.m. at the Gilmanton Academy in Gilmanton Corners. (Courtesy photo)
Jason Cooper bringing his ministries to Praise Assembly of God Church TILTON — Praise Assembly of God Church, 180 School Street, is hosting Jason Cooper of “Jason Cooper - Word and Power Ministries” on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 7 p.m., and on Sunday, October 21 at 10 a.m. special ministry includes healing and Holy Spirit Revival. Jason and his wife Danielle Cooper are two gifted servants whose special ministry includes healing and Holy Spirit Revival. They believe that the Holy Spirit is
preparing the church to be the forerunner of Christ’s return and that He is calling the hearts of people to be witnesses in both Word and Power. They believe that a great move of the presence of God is coming to America, which will include miracles, signs and wonders to happen not just in the church but also in the market place. Everyone is invited to join one or all of the services. If anyone has any questions, they can call the church office at 286-3007.
MOULTONBOROUGH— On Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the Lakes Region Chapter of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire will feature a presentation titled “Late Season Fungi.” Mycologist Dr. Rick Van de Poll will present the wonders of mushrooms, how to identify them safely, and how to harvest and prepare them for winter. There are usually plenty of mushrooms out and about until November, including a few that persist until the snow flies. Dr. Van de Poll is the principal of
Ecosystem Management Consultants (EMC) of Sandwich. Since 1988, his company has performed natural resource inventories for the public and private sector of New England. He is a former President of the Northeast Wilderness Trust and former Chairman of the NH Board of Natural Scientists, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Plymouth State University Center for the Environment. The Loon Center is located on Lee’s Mill Road; follow the signs from Route 109 or from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School. Refreshments will be served.
LACONIA — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road in Laconia is hosting four Thrivent Money Matters Workshops. The workshops are free and open to the public. — Monday, October 22: More than Money Matters, a values based workshop that starts with a foundation of stewardship and helps people identify what’s most important in their lives and set goals. Participants will learn to make sharing, saving and spending decisions that are in line with their values, and how to apply some basic
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LACONIA — Blackstones will host Yoron Israel’s High Standards Quartet on October 17 at 8 p.m. at the Margate Resort in Laconia. General admission tickets are $12. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the Margate front desk, and will be available at the door. Yoron Israel is a drummer, composer, band leader and educator. Blackstones will host Yoron Israel’s High Standards Quartet on While serving as a profes- October 17 at 8 p.m. (Courtesy photo) sor at the Berklee College of Music, Israel consistently records the Brandon Inn. and performs. Amongst his many For information call NH Jazz Presmusical associations are collaboraents (518) 793-3183 or email jon@ tions with Horace Silver, Sonny Rolnhjazz.com lins, Abbey Lincoln, Ahmad Jamal, NH Jazz Presents @ Blackstones: Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Clark — 10/24 Leo Blanco Trio Terry, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutchin— 11/7 Lenore Raphael and Jack son, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Heath, Wilkins Grover Washington, Tony Bennett, — 11/14 Andrea Wolper Joe Lovano, Kevin Mahogany, Roy — 11/28 Violette Hargrove and Joshua Redman. — 12/5 Gary Smulyan and Ray Israel will perform in Laconia with Drummond pianist Laszlo Gardony, saxophon— 12/12 Jonathan Lorentz Trio feat. ist Lance Bryant and bassist Henry John Lockwood & Dave Calarco Lugo. — 12/19 The Inbetweens, feat. Mike The concert is produced by NH Jazz Gamble, Noah Jarrett & Conor Elmes Presents. All NH Jazz performances — 1/02 Steve Kirby have a concert listening policy. Venue — 1/09 Randy Roos features a full bar. Sponsored by the — 1/16 Kenny Werner Trio Margate Resort, Patrick’s Pub, David — 1/23 Mike Baggetta Trio feat. Salzberg, the Radisson Nashua, and Cameron Brown & Jeff Hershfield
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MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association (LRBRA) has arranged a housing industry focused political forum with State Senators, senatorial and gubernatorial candidates which will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Carriage House at Church Landing. Gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan will speak and answer housing related questions, followed by a panel discussion with Senators and candidates for Senate seats in Districts 2, 3, 6 and 7, including Sam Cataldo, Robert Lamb, Andrew Hosmer, Majority Leader Senator Jeb Bradley and Senator Jeanie Forrester. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association is a local trade organization providing business support to all in the building trades as well as a resource for the general public who are in search of building professionals.
Though LRBRA member fundraising efforts the LRBRA’s Trades Scholarship Program is made possible. LRBRA invites the public to follow their activities through Facebook and to learn more at their website – www. lakesregionbuilders.com. Active in the Lakes Region communities served, LRBRA is the Lakes Region Chapter, one of nine chapters in the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of New Hampshire. When not building and remodeling fine homes, the LRBRA is engaged in a great deal of community outreach, exemplified by contributions to the WLNH Children’s Auction, the building of the Green Monster replica scoreboard at the Laconia Muskrats stadium and helping houses for Homes for Humanity. For more information contact Dale Squires, LRBRA Executive Officer, by calling (603) 455-1594 or by email at email@example.com
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— Monday, November 12: Susanne Weldon-Francke, Esq. of Lawson, Person & Weldon-Francke Attorneys at Law, Laconia, will present: “The Basics of Legal Planning.” She will review recommended legal documents, some basics of estate planning and a brief review of taxes. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Riley.Knox@thrivent. com or call 603-301-1023.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2012. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1962, President John F. Kennedy was informed by national security adviser McGeorge Bundy that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba. On this date: In 1793, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was beheaded. In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led a group of 21 men in a raid on Harpers Ferry in western Virginia. (Ten of Brown’s men were killed and five escaped. Brown and six followers ended up being captured; all were executed.) In 1901, Booker T. Washington dined at the White House as the guest of President Theodore Roosevelt, whose invitation to the black educator sparked controversy. In 1912, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, defeating the New York Giants in Game 8, 3-2 (Game 2 had ended in a tie on account of darkness). In 1942, the ballet “Rodeo” (roh-DAY’-oh), with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Agnes de Mille, premiered at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. In 1943, Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly officially opened the city’s new subway system during a ceremony at the State and Madison street station. In 1952, the Charles Chaplin film “Limelight” premiered in London. In 1962, the New York Yankees won the World Series, defeating the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 at Candlestick Park, 1-0. In 1972, a twin-engine plane carrying U.S. House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, D-La., and U.S. Rep. Nick Begich, D-Alaska, disappeared while flying over a remote region of Alaska; the aircraft was never found. In 1987, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well. In 1991, a deadly shooting rampage took place in Killeen, Texas, as George Hennard opened fire at a Luby’s Cafeteria, killing 23 people before taking his own life. One year ago: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was formally dedicated in Washington, D.C. Dan Wheldon, 33, died in a fiery 15-car wreck in the Las Vegas Indy 300. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Angela Lansbury is 87. Author Gunter Grass is 85. Actor-producer Tony Anthony is 75. Actor Barry Corbin is 72. Rock musician C.F. Turner is 69. Actress Suzanne Somers is 66. Rock singer-musician Bob Weir is 65. Producer-director David Zucker is 65. Actor Daniel Gerroll is 61. Actor Morgan Stevens is 61. Actress Martha Smith is 60. Comedian-actor Andy Kindler is 56. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 54. Actor-musician Gary Kemp is 53. Singer-musician Bob Mould is 52. Actor Randy Vasquez is 51. Rock musician Flea is 50. Actor Todd Stashwick is 44. Jazz musician Roy Hargrove is 43. Actress Terri J. Vaughn is 43. Singer Wendy Wilson is 43. Rock singer Chad Gray is 41. Actress Kellie Martin is 37. Singer John Mayer is 35. Actor Jeremy Jackson is 32.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Presentation on the 25 most common birds seen at winter backyard feeders by Steve White, the owner of Gilford’s Wild Bird Depot. 7 p.m. at the Gilmanton YearRound Library. The program is free and open to the public. Discussion on “Family Strategies to Living in a Media Saturated World” lead by author of “Kids Under Fire” by Jean Rogers. 6:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Laconia. For more information call 524-0668. Annual quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day hosted by the Laconia Historical & Museum Society. 4-6 p.m. at the Laconia Antiques Center. Appraised items should include stoneware, clocks, coins, toys, silver, rugs, jewelry and general antiques. $5 per appraisal with proceeds to benefit the Historical Society. Tickets are sold at the door. For more information call 527-1278, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laconiahistorical.org. Free information program entitled ‘Do It Yourself Stormwater Management’ held by the Belknap Country Conservation District. 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church at 322 Upper Bay Road. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration suggested but not required. To pre-register call 527-5880 or email email@example.com. Getting Started in Genealogy event offered as part of Family History Month. 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Register by calling 279-4303. Annual membership of Franklin Opera House meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Opera House in downtown Franklin. Light refreshments will precede the meeting. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting. To confirm attendance call 934-1901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pasquaney Garden Club holds a special evening meeting and presentation “Speaking for Wildlife”. 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall in Bristol. Free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 744-9485. The Lakes Region Camera Club meets at the Trinity Episcopal Church on route 25 in Meredith at 7:30 p.m. Persons of any experience level are welcomed. For more information visit our website at www.lrcameraclub.com or call Phyllis Meinke at 340-2359 Franklin Regional Hospital hosts its Summer Farmer’s Market. 2-5 p.m. on the lawn at FRH. No fee for vendor participation. For more information or vendor registration forms call 934-2060 ext. 8369. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Lakes Region Tea Party monthly meeting. 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. State Senator Jenie Forrester will speak. Plymouth State University presents the first workshop of their new Tourism Development Toolkits program entitled, How to Develop Successful Travel Itineraries: Collaborating to Atrract Visitors. 9 a.m. to noon at the Savage Welcome Center on the PSU campus. Those interested in attending should call 535-2364 or email mokrant@ plymouth.edu. Lakes Region Talks series featuring a presentiation on the history of Gunstock by Gilford author Carol Lee Anderson. 7 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. The program is free and open to the public. For more information about the Lakes Region Talks monthly series call 524-8813.
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Greater Meredith Program holding a Scarecrow Writers workshop kicks Scavenger Hunt — ﬁnd all 26 by October 28 off National Novel MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program is holding a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt throughout the town. The October “Spooktacular” events guide and game card, compiled by the GMP and sponsored by DeTolla Dental, can be picked up at the following participating businesses: Moulton Farm, Annalee Outlet, MeredithLibrary, Kara’s Café, The Mug, Meredith Community It’s rainong dollars on the Center, Cackleberries, scarecrow at Meredith Village Church Landing, PatriSavings Bank’s Rte. 104 ofﬁce. cia’s Specially for You, (Courtesy photo) DAK Financial Group and at Dr. Robert Kozlow’s office. Each of the businesses is offering one or more special events. To win the “Cauldron of Goodies”, participants must
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fill out the scarecrow game card and bring it to Moulton Farm on Oct. 28 by 11:30 a.m. for the drawing at noon. Twenty-six unique scarecrows can be seen throughout town at Church Landing, Hart’s Restaurant, Laconia Harley-Davidson, Lovering Volvo, Rain King Custom Showers, Meredith Bay Colony Club, Forestview Manor, The Inn at Golden View, Annalee’s Outlet, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Moulton Farm, George’s Diner, Oglethorpe Fine Arts and Crafts, Ben &Jerry’s Ice Cream, Kara’s Café, Edward Jones Investment, The Meredith News, Vynn Art Gallery, Patricia’s Especially for You, Meredith Historical Society, Park Place Salon, Meredith Public Library, The Mug Restaurant, Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor, Meredith Community Center and Robert Kozlow, DDS. The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. For more information on GMP, call 279-9015, email GMP@metrocast.net or visit the website at www. greatermeredithprogram.org.
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This Weeks Activities
Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime
Tuesday, October 16th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Wednesday, October 17th @ 10:00 Thursday, October 18th @ 9:30 & 10:30 in the Selig Storytime Room.
Friday, October 19th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Boys and girls 5-12 bring your imaginations and we’ll supply the LEGO blocks.
Adult: “The Big Read: NH Reads Edgar Allan Poe”
Laconia Public Library is pleased to announce that we will be part of “The Big Read: New Hampshire Reads Edgar Allan Poe.” A statewide project of the Center for the Book at the N.H. State Library, the “Big Read” will include more than one hundred events throughout New Hampshire in October and early November. Thursday, October 18th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall “The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe” This extraordinary program tells Poe’s complete story, from the death of his parents when he was three, to his tragic collapse on the street at age 40. Dramatic readings recall the devastation of his broken engagement and the loss of his child bride. And experts explore the bouts of depression and addiction that tormented the man and gave birth to his dark and brilliant art. Admission to this film is free.
Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime
Tuesday, October 23rd @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Wednesday, October 24th @ 10:00 Thursday, October 25th @ 9:30 & 10:30 in the Selig Storytime Room. Halloween Party! Wear your costume and bring a snack to share.
Monday, October 22nd @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play this popular card game.
Thursday, October 25th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to this cool program. Follow simple stepby-step instructions for creating 25 creepy creatures like evil witches, ghoulish goblins, sinister skulls, fearsome fangs, Frankenstein’s Monster, and more.
Adult: Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, Or Did She?
Thursday, October 25th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall In 1892 Lizzie Borden, a 32 year old single woman, was officially charged with the murder of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The events that followed the murder would stir the curiosity of people across the nation. After four official criminal proceedings, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murder. The case is a mystery that has inspired documentaries, television movies, plays, musicals, poems, a scholarly journal, and law school case studies. Professor Annette Holba will review the facts and explore evidence that some suggest point to Lizzie’s guilt and others say exonerate her. Holba is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Plymouth State University. A former police detective, she has published widely on communications and on the Lizzie Borden case. This lecture will be held in Rotary Hall at 7 PM and is sponsored by the Laconia Public Library and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!
MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library will have a Writers Workshop event on Saturday, October 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to kick off National Novel Writers Month It may sound crazy, but writers from all over the country gather in libraries, book stores and coffee shops in November to attempt to write a novel in one month. Join Steven Liskow, author of “Who Wrote the Book of Death” and “Whammer Jammers” as he discusses strategies for getting started and staying on target during month long effort. Liskow will be selling and signing books at the end of his presentation. Saturdays, 10AM-1:30PM, On Saturday Nov. 3, 10, and 17 the library’s Community Room will be open to writers from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Munchies and beverages will be available. The library welcomes those looking for a place to work during the week as well. It has Wi-Fi and munchies are allowed anywhere in the building. The library is open Tuesday-Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.=5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be a writing workshop for children on Friday, November 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m.. ILES teacher Patty Browher will be having a writing workshop at the library for 3rd-6th graders. Mrs. Browher is very involved with the National Writing Project and offered some classes this past summer to students and visitors of the Lakes Region. For more information about NaNoWriMo and to register, visit the Website at www.nanowrimo.org. Call the library for more information at 279-4303. CALENDAR from page 22
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Free program on Medicare Part D and the 2012 Prescription Drug Plans. 7 p.m. at the Taylor Community in Laconia. Participants should bring medication list, a pen and paper. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat call 524-5600. Those with Medicare Part D questions can call 528-6945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Free mid-day mediation. 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. at Wild Women’s Studio located at 70 Church Street in Laconia. Tilton/Northﬁeld Hall Memorial Library Happenings. Story time at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Arts and crafts featuring Halloween mask making.3:30 p.m. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. . Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.
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Dear Annie: I am a 64-year-old man in excellent health. The problem is, I never have had much luck with the ladies. I adore all kinds of women: tall ones, short ones, average ones and even plump ones. The only ladies I do not find attractive are the grossly fat ones and those who smoke, drink too much or use drugs. But, Annie, women don’t seem to like me at all, and I don’t know why. I am well read and easy to get along with and try to help people when I can. I don’t drink or smoke. I exercise a lot and eat healthy food. I am mostly bald, and so I shave off the few hairs that still grow on top of my fully functional solar cell. I am not a sports nut. I don’t go to bars because the music is too loud, and most of the women I meet there like their booze too much. My brother has always been popular with the ladies. I don’t know what he has that I don’t. I’ve tried online dating sites, but they haven’t worked for me. I would like to meet some decent women. What am I doing wrong? -- Lonely in Nova Scotia Dear Lonely: We don’t know. A well-read, helpful, decent guy who is in excellent health and interested in nearly all kinds of women should be a catch for someone. Are you looking for women in the right age bracket? Do you lecture them on their exercise, smoking or drinking habits? Are you clean and decently dressed? Join an organization or do an activity that you enjoy. It’s a good way to meet people with similar interests. Tell your friends and relatives that you are looking. Ask your brother what he thinks the problem might be -- and pay attention to his answer. Dear Annie: Our son graduated from college more than two years ago. He has not looked for a job, nor does he have a resume. He claims that he can’t put a resume together because he didn’t participate in any school activities and has no
job experience, although he has done quite a bit of volunteer work at his church. He spends much of his time playing video games. Currently, he plays all night. He goes to bed when other people are just waking up and then sleeps until late afternoon. We have never pushed him hard. He helps some around the house, but my wife and I like to do things ourselves. Our son is intelligent and moral, does not drink or smoke, and is well liked. But I worry about his lack of ambition. He refuses to talk to a counselor to determine whether something is holding him back. I’ve told him that unless he shows some initiative, he eventually will be too old for anyone to want to hire him. He doesn’t want any of the part-time jobs that are easily available, because he says he cannot learn anything from them. I’ve said he should at least show he is willing to work. Do you have any suggestions? -- Frustrated Dad Dear Dad: Stop waiting for your son to show initiative and give him some motivation. Tell him he has three weeks to get a job because you will be charging him rent. And make the amount large enough to require an income. Don’t back down. If he doesn’t like it, he can mooch off of someone else. Offer to help him put together a resume. Two years of lazing around playing video games is not going to inspire confidence in his work ethic, but the longer he waits the harder it will be. Dear Annie: I’d like to respond to the letter from “Fleas a Crowd in Hawaii,” whose friend gave her a great massage, but afterward she was covered in fleabites. It may be that these are not bug bites of any kind, but rather an allergic reaction to the lotion or oil used during the massage. -- C. Dear C.: You could be right. Itching can result from a great many things. But if she saw actual bite marks, as opposed to irritation, itching or a rash, the assumption is that something bit her.
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Lovebird- Peach faced with cage & accessories. Good home only, $110. 581-6262
2004 Mazda Tribute Small SUV. Low miles, excellent shape, loaded, front wheel drive, $5,995/BO Bob (603) 682-8297
1 bedroom apartment in Bristol, in grand house with lots of Character, recently remodeled kitchen & bathroom. Nice location on Newfound River with nice yard. 10 minutes to Rt. 93 $600/mo. plus utilities, maybe pets. 603-986-5509
GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269.
Antiques ANTIQUE Circa 1895 Singer Sewing Machine, 4 drawers, extra bobbins, feet, needles. Fully operational. All original parts. $125 603-293-2003
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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- Available NOW. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet area, heat included. $850/mo. All housing certificates accepted. 781-344-3749
Autos $-TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1972 Austin Heally Mini Cooper 850. $6000/ obo. 603-528-3840. 1999 Ford Ranger Ext. Cab- High mileage, needs body work. Engine runs good. $1,100. 387-3190 2001 Ford Taurus Wagon- 24 valve engine, power seats, 122K, $1,495. or BO. Call 279-4661 2001 Suburban- 112K miles, $5,800. Loaded, LT, 4WD, 5.3 liter automatic. Very good condition. 603-345-1919 2003 Suburban high mileage, new tires, $1200. Great winter car. Call 603-493-1197 2004 K2500 Chevy SilveradoExt. cab plow truck with plow. Runs/looks great, $11,000.
BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
MOBILE shrink wrapping and winterization services. $10/foot. No gimmicks! $50-100 for winterizations. We cover the Lakes Region. Call John 630-3198
BELMONT: 2-3 bedroom, freshly painted, child-friendly neighborhood, no pets. References and security. $185/week +utilities. 520-5209.
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Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, pre-K environment, one acre yard, central location. 528-1857
Employment Wanted COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or 344-9190
For Rent BELMONT 3-bedroom 1 bath, 2 stall garage. Large lot, $1,000/Month + security.
BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly renovated. $700/month, includes heat & hot water. 217-4141. FRANKLIN 2 bedroom apartment. $650 per month, utilities not included. 528-4266 or 387-4443
Franklin- 2 bedroom 1st floor $155/Week + utilities. Call 603-235-6901
GILFORD NEW 3 BEDROOM Large yard, close to school, downtown. $1,250 month plus utilities. $300 off 1 month.
GILFORD: 3-Bedroom, renovated 2-Family on 1.7 acres. Hardwood floors. $1,200/month, heat included. Available 10/15. 524-6789. GILFORD: 3 bedroom 2 3/4 bath, 2 car garage, quiet street, hardwood floors throughout. $1,350/Month +utilities, security & references. 520-0976 GILMANTON: Clean, private, newly renovated, single-family home, 1-bedroom with office, $850/month. Concord, 20 minutes. (603)382-4492. LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA 2 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. 2nd floor. Walk to town & beaches, private sun deck, beautiful hardwood floors, appliances, full bath. $900/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 Laconia 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. $875/Month, includes heat, close to downtown. 998-0954 LACONIA 2-Bedroom House. Good neighborhood, easy walk to downtown & Lake Winnisquam. New bath, kitchen, windows, insulation. Oil Heat & Hot Water. No smokers-No pets. 1-year lease. $1,100/Month + utilities. 630-1438 LACONIA Large Studio Apartment- Newly painted, carpeting and flooring, off street parking. No utilities, lease required. $500 security deposit, rent $140/Week.
LACONIA Victorian home, available Nov. 1st. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, small garage, water access. $900/Month + utilities. References & deposit. 524-9930
LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
LACONIA Winter Rental: 3Bedroom, 2-Bath home washer/ dryer/dishwasher. Weirs. Non-smoker $800/month. + utilities. 393-0458. LACONIA- 1st floor 2-bedroom. $175/weekly, you pay all utilities. Monitor heat, no smoking/no pets, parking, security deposit & references. Call 286-4618 after 5:00 pm LACONIA- 2-bedroom 2-bath on quiet dead-end street. $975/Month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets. LACONIA- 3 bedroom house, across Street from Leavitt Park, close to school & beach. Efficient heat with new windows. Covered parking with lockable storage. Security & references required. Pet considered. $1,100. per month + utilities. 937-0157 LACONIA- 3 Room, 1 bedroom with sun porch, 2nd floor $170/Week, includes heat. $600 security. 524-7793 LACONIA- Beautiful, large 1 bedroom in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Walk to downtown & beaches, 2 porches, fireplace, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Heat/hot water included. $950/Month. 528-6885 LACONIA- Clean, quiet, warm 2 bedroom rental, close to downtown. Security deposit, $185/Week, heat included. No pets. 267-7949 LACONIA- Large 4-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment with Heat/Hw included. Hardwood floors, 8 rooms in all. $1,150. Also have a 3-bedroom 2-Bathroom for $1,050. 566-6815 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIAVery charming 2 bedroom. Close to town, hospital. Private laundry, huge porch with balcony. $750+ utilities. No pets. 455-0874 Laconia: Spacious two bedroom apartments for rent with heat and hot water included. Rent from $697-$839 per month. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO.
LACONIA: Studio apartment, $135/week, includes heat. References and security deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: 1st floor, 2 bedrooms. $180/Week, includes heat/hot water. 524-7218 or 832-3535 LACONIA: Charming sunny small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200/week. includes heat/hot water. 455-5569. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor. heat & hot water included. $150/week. 832-1639 LAKEPORT Small 1 bedroom apt. near park & beach. $800/ month & sec deposit. Includes heat, hw, washer & dryer. Must be responsible, quiet Cats OK. 603-528-3840 LAKEPORT Small 1 bedroom apt. near park & beach. $800/ month & sec deposit. Includes heat, hw, washer & dryer. Must be responsible, quiet Cats OK. 603-528-3840 LAKEPORT- Clean 1st floor 1 bedroom apartment. Heat/hot water, no smoking/no pets. $700/Month or $175/Weekly. References & deposit. 387-9575 MEREDITH ROOMATE to share 2 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home on own land. $100/Weekly, all utilities included. 279-7871 Meredith- 2 bedroom 1st floor, nice apartment. Walk to docks/village. Washer/dryer hookups, Non-smoking, unitlites not included. $750. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123 MEREDITH- FURNISHED room, own bathroom, utilities included. $425/Mo. 290-1700 MEREDITHSmall ranch. 2 bedroom, 1 acre of land, new floors, $825/Month. Call Mary 603-493-1197 MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipe saukee Waterfront 2-Bedroom Cottage: $1,250, including utilities. Quiet location No pets. Available now. (603)253-8848. NORTHFIED 2BR first floor, w/d hookup, no smoking, no util. $775 a month, refs, security. 387-4885
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NEW Hampton- Two 4-bedroom 2- bath homes. $1,000/Month & $1,250/month, utilities not included. Section 8 accepted. 455-6058
AQUARIUM Items, Fresh/salt water fish, 55, 29, 20, 10 gallon tanks, and accessories. 284-9299
LEATHER recliner bought on sale for $595 on May 18, 2012. New. $450. 603-524-1851.
Ariens Snowblower- 10HP, 24 inch electric start. Running condition, $100. Call 603-387-0394
Beautiful, organic, screened loam. $15/yard. Call (603)986-8148.
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.
MOVING Sale: Washer/Dryer, Trundell Bed, Bandsaw, Tablesaw, Planer, Tools, etc., Helmets, Skis, Tables. Call 455-2904.
Large sofa bed, $50. Dining room set, table with/6 chairs and 2-leafs, $100/OBO. 524-8063
AVALON woodstove/insert, fire view, heats 2,000 sq. ft.Good condition. $400. 603-293-4239. BANQUET Stacked Chairs: 125 available, $15 each or best offer; Oversized livingroom armchairs, $25 each. Call Larry, 387-7427. CUB Cadet 7194 tractor and loader: 325-hours, 19HP, diesel, 4WD, loaded tires and rear chains. Very Clean, $6,950. 603-455-5835
NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Coin-op laundry & storage in basement. $220/Week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
DINING Table with 8-chairs, including 2-captain chairs: Asking $175. Excellent condition. 524-9658. DOSKOCIL Wire Kennel for up to 30lbs .... paid $45, asking $30. Used only 6 wks while training growing puppy. Puppy Training Pads, package of 100 minus the 3 my pup ate, was $24, asking $10. 455-3686. Drums, Base, 2 Tom Toms CB 700. International -Remo Heads black, excellent condition. Snare with case, stand, practice pad, Holton, never used. $300. 524-5979.
Roommate: Furnished Room, $125/Week. Near Tilton & I-93. No drinking, no drugs. All utilities. Pet & smoking OK. 603-286-9628 SINGLE male needs roommate(s) 2 bedrooms available $100+ per week, share utilities. Pets considered. 556-7098 TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391. Weirs Beach- 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Pool rights, carport, upgraded kitchen. $900/Month. 603-470-6125 WEST Center Harbor- Lakefront, old farmhouse-furnished, shower only, no smokers/pets. $400/Month+ utilities. 908-859-1778 leave message WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $165-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
DUAL Axel Trailer- 8ft X 20ft. $250. 603-539-5194 FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green and seasoned. Call 286-4946 FIREWOOD- Green & Seasoned. Full cords. Over 20 years in business. Tree Service also Available. Insured. 603-279-7354 GOODYEAR Wintermark Magna Grip studded snows, 185-65-14 multi-lug wheels on rims. 7/32 tread. $200. 528-2152 HALLOWEEN Costumes: All used once & in excellent condition ... Size 3T-4T Girls Vampire Dress, $5; Size 4-6 Girls 1/2 Angel, 1/2 Devil with added tights and pitchfork, $10; Size 7-8 Girls Playful Kitty with added make-up for whiskers, $10; Size 7-10 Girls Busy Bee, $10. 455-3686. LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.
PORTER Cable Compound Miter saw 12in, $75. Craftsman 10in. Sliding Miter Saw, $100. Emglo Twin Tank Compressor $100. 603-998-3950 RADIO FLYER Little Red Wagon with seating & cupholders, $30, was $80 new. Complete Cheer leader Room Makeover Decorating Kit which includes lamp, nightlight, border, wall stickers and other cool stuff, $20 (new). Winnie the Pooh Lampshade, $10. (2) Winnie the Pooh pillowcases and small blanket, $5. (2) Off-white Wooden Rocking Chairs, $60. 455-3686. RYOBI Gas leaf blower, chain saw, skill saw, power tools and hand held tools. Best offer. 603-366-4174 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Evening & weekend deliveries welcome. BENJAMIN OIL, LLC . 603-731-5980 THOMPSON Center Encore 50 ca. muzzleloader with scope. Real Tree camo stock with thumbhole. Like new $575. 603-502-5026 Truck Load random size lumber & plywood pieces. $25. 293-0683
Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222. Free Scrap & Appliance Removal. Call Stu Walker 393-6494 HIGHEST cash price paid for your scrap box trailers, school busses, heavy equipment. No Campers (207)393-7318.
Help Wanted AKA TOOL, INC 2nd Shift ~ Lead Man Vertical Machining Center Setup / Operate EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Excellent Benefits Health/Dental/401k Plan 60k + 477 Province Road Laconia, NH 03246 524-1868 Email: email@example.com
TWIN box spring & mattress $20, futon $40., both in good condition. 455-8521 Washer, couch, overstuffed chair, TV, 3 bed frames, $20 each. 603-293-0683.
Furniture 2 queen bedroom sets both with dresser, mirror, night stands; $499 and platform $399. Full-size Mediterranean wooden bed $150. Regular size pull-out sofa $400. (603)524-1311 NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.
AUTO TECHNICIAN for busy shop Must have state inspection license. ASE certitication helpful, but not neccesary. Alignment experence a plus. Need to be able to work independently & must be able to diagnose. Must have own tools. Hoilday and vaction pay.
Send resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX H 1127 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246
Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) Director position available: 20 hours per month. Exciting opportunity to support local independent businesses and the community. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Building Products company looking to hire several people. Looking for batt installers Previous experience preferred Must have valid NH Drivers License with clean driving record, pass background and pre-employment drug screening. We offer paid vacations, holidays, health insurance and 401K with match. Apply in person to: Quality Insulation 1 Pease Rd. Meredith, NH. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE !!!
EXPERIENCED HVAC&R TECHNICIANS For Laconia Based company. Send Resume To: cool4u@ wickedcoolrefrigeration.com
HEAD CHEF For Central NH Resort Career Opportunity Busy year round resort features both ala carte and function menus. Min. 5 yrs experience. Health, 401k & vacation. E-mail resume to: email@example.com
TILTON AREA: P/T ADMIN. ASSISTANT with experience in bookkeeping and customer relations. Positive attitude, flexible schedule and computer skills a must. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“WE’RE HIRING” Call your local Recruiter! SFC Michael Sullivan (603)731-5505
WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.
For Rent-Commercial 1800 Sq. Ft. Building with 2 offices and garage/warehouse space. Conveniently located near Busy Corner. $700/month. 603-998-0954.
820 SF COMMERCIAL UNIT 8 Ft. overhead door access, high ceilings, great for any commercial business use! Additional 400 SF available. In-town Laconia location. $500/month includes heat.
Kevin Sullivan Weeks Commercial 630-3276
For Sale 18FT. Glavanized boat trailer, 18ft. boat motor, $1,200. 14in., 15in. tires, aluminum rims, $25. 603-539-5194 26” Sharp TV, 1 year old. Originally $270, now $150. Call Jackie 524-8102. 27 inch 744-8345
38 inch Craftsman pull behind lawn sweeper. $39. 293-7682 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under
BELKNAP COUNTY NURSING HOME Laconia, NH
has job opportunities for those kind of people who want to be leaders and make a real difference all the while being a part of a team that promotes our mission: “To care for our residents, as ourselves, with compassion, dignity and respect.” RN POSITION Full time 40 hours 11:00 pm – 7:00 am LPN POSITIONS Part –time 24 & 16 hours 7:00 am – 3:00 pm LNA POSITIONS 32 hours – 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 24 Hours - 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm 32 hours – 11:00 pm - 7:00 am Schedules include every other weekend & DISHWASHER POSITION Full time 40 hours 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm For further information and to view full job descriptions, visit Current Job Openings underthe Departments/Human Resources tab at http://www.belknapcounty.org/. Minimum Qualifications for Nursing positions: Must be licensed through the N.H. Board of Nursing. Application: Applications are required and may be picked up during normal business hours or one may be downloaded from our website. Resumes are encouraged, but will not serve as a replacement for the required application. You can fill out the on-line application and save it to your hard drive. You must print it out, sign it and submit the application to: Deb Laflamme, Human Resources, 34 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246; Phone 603-729-1245. Positions will remain open until filled with initial interviews scheduled shortly after October 22nd. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V.
GILFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT Coaching Positions Girls’ JV Basketball High School Alpine Skiing Middle School Alpine Skiing
If interested please send letter of interest to: Dave Pinkham, Athletic Director Gilford High School 88 Alvah Wilson Road, Gilford, NH 03249 or email email@example.com For more information call 524-7146 x 251
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Harvest Supper at Moultonborough Senior Moment-um Scrabble Day on October 22 at Gilford Community Church Methodist Church on Saturday MOULTONBOROUGH — The Outreach Committee of the Moultonboro United Methodist Church will sponsor a Harvest Supper for the whole community on Saturday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. The dinner menu will be ham and harvest vegetables with apple crisp
and ice cream dessert. Guests are asked to bring an item for the food pantry. Tickets will be $10 per person and $5 for children under 12, maximum per family $25. For further information, call the church office at 476-5152.
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um Scrabble Day program on Monday, October 22 which will meet in the Fellowship Hall at the Gilford Community Church at noon.
Participants can bring their lunch and be prepared for a good game of scrabble. A dictionary and coffee and tea will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.
GOP candidate Jane Cormier plans
Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republicans events in Barnstead and Gilmanton ALTON — Jane Cormier, RepubliOctober 20, 8–11 a.m. at the Barnstead meeting tonight at J.J. Goodwin’s can House candidate for District 8 in Town Hall and on Wednesday, October BARNSTEAD — The BarnsteadAlton-Gilmanton Republican Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 16 at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant in Center Barnstead. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. The committee will highlight local candidates running in next month’s election thus providing an opportunity to meet with the “locals” in a casual and informative setting. Also, a representative of the Romney campaign
will share plans of the Presidential campaign during the final weeks prior to the November 6 election. The meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. For more information, send an email to Barnstead.Alton. RepubComm@gmail.com or check out the committee’s website at www. BARC-NewHampshire.org
Belknap County will hold “Meet and Greet” events in Barnstead and Gilmanton. She will be in Barnstead on Saturday,
24 she will be at the Gilmanton Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information:www.jane4newhampshire.com or call 603 781 5695.
Services STEVES LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARD WORK
HELP WANTED Busy medical practice looking for a full-time bookkeeper/data entry person and a Part-time person with flexible hours. Medical office experience with knowledge of third party insurance billing preferred. Applicants must be detail oriented, competent, reliable and must possess people skills and the ability to multi-task.
For all your yard needs and tree removal. 524-4389 or 630-3511
TILE DESIGN Tile & Marble Installation & Repair Carpentry & Decks Bathroom Remodeling
25 Years of Experience References, Insured
Please email resume and salary requirements to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Laconia Daily Sun Box C
1127 Union Ave., Unit 1 Laconia, NH 03243
TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235
Instruction TRY SCUBA DIVING at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club. Thursday, October 25th. Two sessions, 6 & 7:15pm. Space Limited! Cost only $25. 279-9099, www.CentralNHDivers.com
WEEKLY TRASH PICKUP DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121
Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
2008 650 Can Am Outlander XTLow miles, like new, $6,000. 393-6793 PLAN AHEAD with a 24ft. travel trailer. 2001 Trail-Lite with new A/C. Sleeps 4, good condition. $4,500. Call 524-8860
Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
Our Customers Dont get Soaked!
528-3531 Major credit cards accepted
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: email@example.com J & I Landscaping- Fall cleanups, snow plowing & all other landscape services. Call John for free quote. 603-630-3198
RESIDENTIAL PLOWING Competitive rates, 455-4107. Ask for Ryan.
Snowmobiles 03 Skidoo Grand Touring SportV-1,000, 4-stroke, 2 up, backrest, electric start, reverse, front & rear heated grips. 1570 Miles, like new. $3,500/OBO. 366-5586
Storage Space HUGE GARAGE in Gilford for rent, perfect for 2 cars or large boat. $250/Month. 508-596-2600 LACONIA: 20' x 18 ' two car garage for rent. $195/month including electric, 524-1234.
Business Telephone Systems Sales, Repairs Data & Voice Cabling. 20 Years in Business 524-2214 CALL Mike for yard cleanups, maintenance, scrapping, light hauling, very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214
cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed 603-356-4759 basementauthoritiesnh.com.
Small Jobs Are My Speciality
$45/Month (6) 30-Gallon bags per week
Recreation Vehicles 2002 Polaris ATV- 300 CC, 4x4 w/plow. Only 780 miles, $1,650. Diamond plate truck tool box $85. 603-387-6969
MATURE woman looking for 5 hrs. a week housecleaning. 998-6420
Wanted To Buy FLUFF n BUFF House Cleaning: Call Nancy for free estimate. 738-3504.
Hospital bed wanted to purchase. In pristine condition. Call 524-1430 or 524-0785
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