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Gilford & Belmont to study joint football team

GILFORD — The Gilford School Board has agreed to discuss forming a cooperative high school football team with Belmont High School. The action came in response to a letter the board received last month from Maria Dreyer, interim superintendent of schools for the Shaker Regional School District, which said that the Shaker Regional School Board voted on September 13 to enter into discussions with the Gilford board

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Convicted pawn shop owner says he followed ordinance to the letter BY GAIL OBER


LACONIA — In the wake of his conviction last week for receiving stolen property, the owner of Cash N Toys in Lakeport is going out of business. Fred Brent, 48, said yesterday that he was already contemplating closing his store at 1073 Union Ave. because his wife is very sick, but last week’s conviction has-

tened his decision. “I’ve been in business for 20 years and nothing like this ever happened,” he said. Brent said he followed the rules mandated by a city ordinances and said his adherence to them is how he lost his license. He said he made out a report of what he bought, from who, and when he bought it to the police, they recognized the name Richard A. McNeil and came to his shop to see

what he had sold him. McNeil, according to previous news stories and affidavits obtained from court, had been involved in stealing items like power tools and reselling them. In this case he pleaded guilty to stealing the tools from Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Gilford, even though to Brent’s knowledge, the thefts were never reported to police. McNeil see PAWN page 11



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SANBORNTON — The bandstand located in front of the Old Town Hall is being re-built, thanks to a memorial gift and volunteer labor from students at Sant Bani School. Town Administrator Bob Veloski isn’t sure how old the bandstand is, though he said nearby buildings date back to 1834 — the Old Town Hall building —

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MEREDITH — After considering a draft ordinance to stiffen the regulation of septic systems in the Lake Waukewan watershed, for the second time in three weeks the Board of Selectmen agreed at a workshop yesterday to schedule a public hearing on the proposal before the year is out. First proposed by the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee (WWAC) in 2010, the ordinance is based on an analysis of 112 septic systems on the Meredith shoreline within 250 feet of the lake, which deemed 31 of them “very high risk” of failure. Most have no approvals on file, indicating that they were installed at least 40 years ago. The ordinance would require these systems to be evaluated. Those found to have failed would be required to be replaced and the others to see SEPTIC page 10

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Colt’s new coach has leukemia

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It took Chuck Pagano less than nine months to instill his fighter’s mentality and hopeful spirit in the Indianapolis Colts. He will need both to survive the biggest battle of his life — leukemia. In a somber news conference Monday, the Colts announced that their new coach had been hospitalized for cancer treatment and probably would not return to full coaching duties this season. He will be replaced on an interim basis by offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. “He will do fine,” Arians said, his voice cracking as he recalled his own fight with prostate cancer in 2007. “I know him. He’s a fighter. He’s survived tough times already in his life. As a cancer survivor myself, I know that these first few days are really hard on you but as he and I talked yesterday, it’s just a matter of time.” The news hit hard in all corners of the team complex. Team owner Jim Irsay, who began his career as a Colts ball boy in the early 1970s, see COLTS page 15

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ure tends to rise in the eyes of many voters by simply appearing on stage as the alternative. Seeking to mitigate that effect, Obama aides are working with the president on keeping command of the debate while not being overly aggressive. The president retreated to a desert resort in Nevada for three days of intensive debate preparation for Wednesday night. He was joined by a cadre of top advisers, who are focused on helping Obama trim his often-lengthy explanations to fit the debate format. Equally important is coach-

ing Obama to look calm and presidential during an onslaught of criticism from Romney. Obama’s campaign has tried — to the point of hyperbole — to lower expectations for the president and portray him as an underdog who hasn’t had enough time to get ready. “He has had less time to prepare than we anticipated,” campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said Sunday. “It’s difficult to schedule significant blocks of time when see DEBATE page 13

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve’s aggressive policies to stimulate the still-weak economy. The Fed needs to drive down long-term borrowing rates because the economy isn’t growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment, Bernanke said in a speech to the Economic Club of Indiana. The unemployment rate is 8.1 percent.

Low rates could also help shrink the federal budget deficit by easing the government’s borrowing costs and generating tax revenue from stronger growth, Bernanke argued. The chairman cautioned Congress against adopting a law that would allow it to monitor the Fed’s interest-rate discussions. The House has passed legislation to broaden Congress’ investigative authority over the Fed — authority that would include a review

of interest-rate policymaking. The Senate hasn’t adopted the bill. Bernanke warned that such a step would improperly inject political pressure into the Fed’s private deliberations and affect the officials’ decisions. His speech follows the Fed’s decision at its Sept. 12-13 meeting to launch a new mortgage-bond buying program. The goal is to try to drive low mortgage rates even see FED page 14

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Two cars and the locomotive of an Amtrak train carrying about 169 passengers derailed Monday after colliding with a big rig truck in California’s Central Valley, authorities said. At least 20 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries, authorities said.

The crash occurred when the driver of the big rig carrying cotton trash failed to yield and hit the train, authorities said. The impact pushed the two passenger cars and the locomotive off the tracks south of Hanford, a farming town. The train traveled about 600 feet after

the collision before hitting a switchback and derailing, according to California Patrol Officer Scott Harris. The crash occurred at a crossing that was equipped with control gates, Putnam said. After the crash, metal pieces from the see TRAIN page 15

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N.H. Supreme Court will weigh in on controversial voter registration law

CONCORD (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a dispute over New Hampshire’s new voter registration law. The law, passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature over Gov. John Lynch’s veto, requires new voters to sign a statement saying that they declare New Hampshire their domicile and are subject to laws that apply to all residents, including laws requiring drivers to register cars and get a New Hampshire driver’s license. A Strafford County Superior Court judge last week sided with out-of-state college students and civil liberty groups who challenged the law and ordered the secretary of state’s office to remove the paragraph about residency laws from the voter registration form. That prompted the attorney general’s office to

ask the state Supreme Court to put the lower court’s ruling on hold and to review the case itself. The high court agreed Monday and set a deadline of the end of the day Thursday for the parties to file responses. In his ruling, Strafford County Superior Court Judge John Lewis said the wording of the new registration form was at odds with state law and would harm the rights of students who traditionally have been allowed to declare the state their domicile for voting purposes without holding legal residency. The statement doesn’t specifically require students to be residents but makes them subject to hundreds of laws involving residency. Separate from the Supreme Court’s action, the state also has asked Lewis to reconsider his motion,

and to reject House Speaker Bill O’Brien’s request to be made a party in the case. O’Brien, who has argued that out-of-state students should not be “diluting” the votes of state residents, is seeking to join the case because he believes the attorney general’s office has failed to adequately defend the law and hasn’t fully explained the Legislature’s intent in passing it. In his motion filed Friday, he claims the Legislature clearly intended to change the state’s definition of residency, but Attorney General Michael Delaney disagreed, firing back that his office “is only able to defend the law that the Legislature actually passed, not the law that the Speaker wishes had been passed.” With just five weeks before the election, all sides have urged the courts to settle the issue quickly.

against companies with sick workers and expanding coverage for young adults. “I come at this as a mom, as a lawyer, and then six years in the state Senate,” she said. Hassan said she favors accepting more than $1 billion in federal money through the Obama administration’s health care overhaul law to expand Medicaid to low-income adults. “It’s hard for me to understand how anybody thinks somebody earning $15,000 or less does not have difficulty finding private health insurance they can afford,” she said. “The other thing is, if we don’t accept it, other federal money is going away, and we aren’t going to be able to afford the kind of care that we need if we turn away billons of dollars of federal money.” Lamontagne, who opposes the federal law, said he would work with health care providers and insurers to craft a “New Hampshire solution,” built around boosting competition in the insurance market and giving consumers more choice.

“The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the states do not have to opt in to a Medicaid expansion scheme funded on the backs of the elderly and disabled ... it takes money out of the system and diverts it. And I say to the federal government: There is another alternative.” Hassan called that diversion claim “outrageous,” and said the money comes from changing the Medicare reimbursement system and saving money through coordinating care better, improving outcomes and eliminating waste and fraud. On the subject of mental health, both candidates acknowledged problems with a system that often results in suicidal patients waiting for days in local emergency rooms before a bed opens up at the state psychiatric hospital. Lamontagne said the state hospital should increase its capacity, but he stopped short of calling for increased state funding. “It’s not so much a funding issue, but a planning issue,” he said. see GOVERNOR page 11

Hassan & Lamontagne debate health care policy for N.H. Hospital Association

CONCORD (AP) — Though similar parental and professional experiences guide their views, the candidates for New Hampshire governor take very different approaches when it comes to health care policy. Democrat Maggie Hassan has an adult son with severe disabilities and has served as legal counsel for several hospitals. Republican Ovide Lamontagne has an adult foster son with special needs and also has represented numerous hospitals as a business lawyer. Both cited those backgrounds Monday during an hour-long debate hosted by the New Hampshire Hospital Association, the New Hampshire Health Policy Council and New Hampshire Public Radio. “I know this sector better than anyone who’s run for governor, probably ever,” said Lamontagne, who has previously run unsuccessfully for Congress, U.S. Senate and governor. Hassan, a former state senator, added her legislative experience in arguing that she is the most qualified to tackle health care issues, citing her efforts to prevent insurance companies from discriminating

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MEREDITH — More than 50 people turned out on under threatening skies Saturday morning for a dedication ceremony for the recently completed renovation of Childs Park, a project which saw wide involvement from the entire community. Parks and Recreation Director Vint Choiniere said that improvements to the park included the installation of a new playground, resurfacing of the basketball court, a complete renovation of ball field, doubling of the parking capacity and a new restroom constructed. ‘’It was a special project with a community and neighborhood feel,’ said Choiniere, who added that more than 125 individuals, merchants, civic groups, and town departments contributed time, materials, labor, and funding to accomplish the park makeover. He paid special recognition to Tom Branagan of the town’s building and grounds crew for his work in constructing several wooden benches and tables for the park. Selectman Miller Lovett said that the project was

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the latest in a series of projects the entire community has accomplished over the last 25 years which have helped transform it into a better, more livable place, noting that other improvements specific to the Meredith Center area include the rehabilitation of the Wicwas Grange Hall and a memorial marker and garden in the memory of Erwin Young, who was killed during the Korean War. Bev Lapham of the Meredith Rotary Club said that the club’s contribution was bulding a new structure which provides restroom facilities and paid tribute to Mike Pelletier, ‘the unofficial Mayor of Meredith Center’’ and the 25 to 30 people who worked putting up the building. Also taking part in the ceremony was Lou Kahn, who made a donation of $30,000 on behalf of his late wife Bobby Smyth, and who, along with Tami Carpentiere, a long-time advocate for improvements to the playground, unveiled a plaque at the entryway to the playground honoring Smyth. ‘’Bobby had a thing about Meredith Center,’’ said Kahn, who noted that voters had supported spendsee next page

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Gilford board wants itinerary for band trip to Maryland cut back some By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — A proposed trip by the High School band and chorus to Washington, DC and to a Six Flags America Music in the Parks Competition in Mitchelville, Maryland next May is seen by the School Board as something of an overreach and the board is asking that a shorter itinerary be developed. The proposed trip would see students leaving on a 10 p.m. overnight bus trip on a Thursday night from Gilford and arrive in Washington, DC at 9:30 a.m. the next day where they would tour a number of sites, including the World War II Memorial, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, or the Museum of National History, the National Archives Museum followed by a Grand Illumination Tour of Washington, DC at 7 p.m. with the day ending with an 11:30 p.m. arrival at a local hotel. The following day would see the students take part in a Six Flags America competition which would see them give a 30-minute performance while spending more than eight hours at the park. The Sunday schedule calls for a 9 a.m. departure to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor following breakfast and a sightseeing and shopping tour of the harbor which would end with an 11 a.m. departure for home, which would see them arrive back in Gilford at approximately 9 p.m.. School Board member Kurt Webber said it looked like the organizers were ‘’trying to jam too much stuff into the box’’ while Chairman Paul Blandford said it looked like they were ‘’trying to do too much. Is it a Washington, DC tour or is it a Six Flags competition tour?’’ Blandford said that he was also concerned that the tour would actually mean two missed days of school as students would miss not only Friday’s classes but would be too tired to attend school on Monday. Webber, who had said that he was concerned that the board should receive a written request along with the itinerary, said that he would like to see the educational benefit of the trip explained at the same time the itinerary was presented. High School Principal Peter Sawyer said that the tours of museums and visits to historical sites were woven into the trip because organizers felt it would from preceding page ing $85,000 for the project and thanked them, along with Town Manager Phil Warren, whom he said had located an additional $12,500 from the town’s parking fund expendable trust to increase parking at Childs Park. Paula Trombi of the Friends of Meredith Parks and Rec noted that the organization had raised $20,000 for the project. Among those taking part in a dedication ceremony were two of the children of Stephen and Lavina Childs, the couple for whom the park was named, Elsie Ivester and Irving Childs, both of whom still live in the Meredith Center area. Ivester said that her parents had bought a home and the two acres of land which would become Childs Park as a retirement home in the 1970s and used what is now the park as a garden area before donating the land to the town in the 1980s. ‘’My mother loved to hear the children playing in the park,. The park was a dream of my parents and they would be happy to see what is here today’’ she said. She said that her father was a music teacher who gave private lessons to as many as 250 to 300 children a year in northern New Hampshire. Irving Childs said that he remembers his father teaching music in the Rumney school district from 1946-1953 and in the Laconia public schools from 1954-1956. From 1959-1978 he was music therapist at the Laconia State School and from 1969-1986 was organist at the South Baptist Church in Laconia. He was also self-employed tuning and repairing pianos and organs through out a large part of the state. ‘’He loved music and teaching children and would really like what is here now for the children.’’ said Childs.

be a waste of time to take the trip only for the Music in the Parks competition and not take advantage of opportunities to learn abut the nation’s history. He said that no decision was needed until November, when the trip itinerary must be finalized to lock in room and travel rates. He also said that the trips are difficult for chaperons, who he said ‘’work in shifts’’ so that they can get enough rest to be up to the task of supervising so many young people. The board approved Webber’s motion to seek an amended request with changes to the proposed itinerary for the trip, which is currently scheduled May 9-May 12. Sophomore Bridget Eldridge, who is a band member, said that she was glad to see the board question the proposed itinerary, which she said is unrealistic as to the 10 p.m. departure on a Thursday night, noting that the band is scheduled to hold its spring concert that night.

NOTES: The School Board received some good news and some bad news from Scott Laliberte, curriculum coordinator, about it’s NECAP Science test results. He said that the 11th grade scores showed a 14-percent increase in the number of students scoring in the proficient range, which is double the state average, while eighth grade scores all exceeded the state average. But 4th grade scores were below the state average in all four areas. He said that part of the reason for the disappointing performance may be traced to the degree to which literacy and math have been emphasized in an effort to upgrade and align curriculum to current standards. . . . . . Middle School Principal Marcia Ross was pleasantly surprised to hear about the success of the WHAM (Work Habits, Attitude and Motivation) program which is a schoolwide focus. Board member Kurt Webber said that WHAM has been turned from a noun into a verb by see BAND TRIP page 10

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Are you concerned yet? Our country is on the verge of financial collapse and we continue to think we can spend our way to prosperity. The western world has country after country facing bankruptcy and the citizens of those countries are rioting to keep the government largesse coming. Somewhat prudent leaders get tossed out and replaced with socialists who promise to keep the status quo. The wealthy are told they will be taxed at 75-percent and they begin planning to relocate to other countries. Other countries that have similar problems offer refuge to the wealthy, on the basis that they will only tax at a 50-percent rate. In the midst of this spending insanity, there is a (somewhat) unilateral religious war being waged. We view, via television, embassies under siege, our flags being burned and trod upon, our leaders being burned in effigy, and rioters shouting that they are one and a half billion Osama bin Ladens. They are intent on seeking retribution and to make their point, we read of our ambassador being repeatedly raped and beaten, and dragged through the streets by the rioters. The ambassador and three other Americans are murdered. We do nothing. We watch as the Iranian president tells the world that Israel does not have a right to exist and he threatens us, the most powerful nation in the world. And while he does so, we keep his aircraft at the same military base as Air Force 1, to ensure that tyrant’s safety. Our president’s staff and advisors spew out conflicting statements and truth is shoved aside in favor of spin. The world watches as political campaigning becomes more important than responding to an invasion on our sovereignty and the murder of our citizens. Our leader cannot tell us who are our allies and he doesn’t have time to meet with the leaders of other nations or our one true ally in the middle east. There is a campaign schedule that is more important. Truth is a casualty as political ads bombard us at every turn. Integrity is replaced with duplicity. And our citizens choose sides, with many favoring that we follow Europe down the road to socialist self destruction. They do so in the name of “fairness”. As the propagandist say, if you tell a lie big enough and long enough,

people will begin to believe it’s true. And, what is our plan? Are all these events surprises that we could not have foreseen? Don’t we, the greatest nation on earth, have the ability to put in place plans for virtually any contingency? Plans are built on educated assumptions. Those assumptions, if achieved, provide a “best case” scenario for the plan. In real life, planners look at those assumptions and determine what the plan’s outcome would be if many or all of those assumptions are not achieved. That look provides the “worst case” scenario. But, as with all plans, some of the assumptions will pan out and others will not. The planners weigh each of them to try and determine which assumptions will come to fruition and which will not. This will provide the “most likely case” plan. Plans are built to “prevent things from happening that you don’t want to happen”. What we don’t want to happen includes . . . a holy war, in which 1.5-billion people seek to destroy Israel and the West. We also don’t want a world financial collapse and the panic that would create. We don’t want waterways in the Middle East to be blocked so as to prevent the free flow of oil. We don’t want our technologies stolen so that they can be turned against us. We don’t want to tax or regulate our businesses to the point where they are not profitable because that only advantages our world wide competitors. And on, and on, and on. For each of these things that we don’t want to happen, there should be a plan. Businesses that are successful are so because they plan to prevent things from happening that they don’t want to happen. The more of their plan assumptions they can make come to fruition, the more successful they will be. Our current administration has shown an on-going disdain for businesses, and has the fewest number of advisors with business experience of any president, Democrat or Republican, in recent memory. It’s beyond time to put in place people who understand the processes and who can plan for contingencies. Our country is at stake . . . if we fail, the world is lost. If you’re not concerned, you’re not paying attention. (Bob Meade is a Laconia resident.)

Why vote for an unknown quantity? Let’s keep Sen. Forrester To the editor, “Don’t change horses in midstream!” Remember that old adage? With Jeanie Forrester as State Senator for District 2, we have a focused representative who has, in her first term, proven herself. She worked extremely hard to get HB-648 passed; thereby ensuring citizens of the affected Northern pass area their private property rights. Jeanie is always available to her constituents,

understands small business, and the necessity to allow small business the freedom to create jobs. She has served on the Senate Finance Committee and vice chair of Public and Municipal Affairs where her experience as a town administrator proved valuable. With such an experienced and proven person in the office why would anyone vote for an unknown quantity? Let’s keep Jeanie! Barbara Lauterbach

LETTERS As a grandfather I don’t like to see boy beaten down again & again To the editor, Amidst all the publicity about the new athletic facility coming to Laconia, I’m hoping there’s a football coach out there that can and will explain to me and others the philosophy of play time for individual team members. My grandson started playing when he was 7-years-old. He has always loved the sport and even though he was not the biggest or best player, he continued to put his heart and soul into being at practices, games, summer camp, and even coached flag one year. Throughout middle school and the beginning of high school, we encouraged him to continue with the sport he loved, ensuring him that the bigger and stronger he got, the more play time he’d get. Finally, after little to no play time to help him improve, he decided in his junior year that he was done with the “politics” of high school football and would never be good enough to be played no matter how hard he tried so he didn’t play that year. Now that he is a senior and bigger and stronger, he is back on the roster, but still doesn’t get play time even though coaches say he does well at practices. I have to wonder if he is being punished for not playing last year, but then see that there are other players treated unfairly as well. The school wants parents to talk to their children rather than the coaches about play time, but when a family member asks my grandson why he didn’t play he answers, “I guess I just suck”, or he will make a comment like, “Did you see me make that great play? Yeah, me neither ‘cause I was on the sidelines again.” Sometimes he’ll ask the 2-8 people that came to watch his game how they liked coming to watch and cheer for him standing on the sidelines the whole game. Because of these comments, it’s hard to believe the coaches are encouraging him at all. He has consistently been on honor roll so it hasn’t been his grades that have been keeping him off the field. Before each game, he is enthusiastic and excited of hoping to play and win with his team, then he ends up sidelined again — although even from there he is one of the few still cheering on his team. After each game, you can hear in his voice how “down on himself” he feels as he talks about the game. His self esteem is beaten upon time after time. Isn’t it possible to put “not the best players”in the game

by a landslide? The homecoming game was so important to him that he had his football number carved into his hair in anticipation of the game. He practiced all week and stood outside with the team during the game cheering his teammates on waiting his turn on the field for his one and only homecoming senior game. He didn’t get one play in — why? He is certainly 100-percent all heart. Does he have the wrong name, not enough money,or voice because it sure wasn’t because the coaches wanted to be assured a win because Laconia was already winning and could have made some other kids happy by letting them be involved in their homecoming game. I was always taught that there is no “I” in team. After all, the coaches do preach the team concept for other activities. Isn’t it part of the “teachers as coaches” philosophy to encourage and build students up? It appears that some of these coaches are looking more at making a name for themselves than teaching the kids about team values. I realize high school is in preparation for the “real world” and if that’s the case, maybe there should be tryouts in order to “make the team”to avoid giving players false hopes when coaches have no intentions of giving them a chance. I know these are not only my concerns, but as a grandfather, I don’t like seeing my grandson or any of the other players beaten down time and time again. He is not a quitter and has more integrity than many men I know because many would have quit long ago under such demeaning treatment. In writing this letter, I will probably receive the wrath of my grandson, but I am looking for the answer to this question about how coaches determine who plays and how much-even if it’s only for my own peace of mind. Are there any coaches that have all the players’ best interests in mind? The win is great, but not always the most important part of the game. I have refused to go to the games because of the unfair treatment to many of the players, not just my grandson. However, being homecoming and so important to my grandson, I thought I would attempt it again. Sadly, nothing has changed. Coaches need to realize that high school football is not the NFL. So I’m calling on any football coach brave enough to answer this grandfather’s concerns. James Murphy Laconia To the editor,

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LETTERS We’re being pushed toward valueless currency & loss of liberty

Obama is pied piper of welfare fairness cheese for the mice

To the editor, They say, “If you’re taking flak, you’re over the target.” Thus the TEA Party, whose common sense demands for fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government are shared by most Americans, is attacked by people who most likely never attended a TEA Party meeting or understood TEA Party documentation. Thousands of TEA Party groups and millions of members agree that passing debt to our children and grandchildren is immoral and unacceptable, and that government spending must be limited to government revenue. Either raise the revenue or cut the spending. Most TEA Party people believe spending must be cut because to balance the budget by raising taxes would devastate the economy. Raising over $1 trillion more in taxes would mean taxing away all corporate profits and all personal/family income above about $100,000. What company would stay in business or take the risk of employing people, and what people would work hard if all their efforts go unrewarded? Few? None? Many TEA Party members rejected the excess spending, including the bailouts, during Bush’s presidency and accepted the Democrats promises in 2006 of fiscal responsibility including PAYGO (pay as you go) and candidate Obama’s promise to cut the deficit in half. Yet, President Obama’s irresponsible spending has resulted in our nation’s credit being downgraded twice (!) in just one presidential term. People around the world no longer want our bonds. Last year the Federal Reserve bought over half of our nation’s debt (with money it just prints — meaning our money loses value causing higher prices). Interest payments ($246B) on our debt at today’s minuscule interest rate still costs more than the Departments of Commerce, Energy, HUD, Agriculture, Transportation, Treasury, Labor, Interior plus NASA and Intelligence COMBINED. Internal interest payments to things like the Social Security Trust Fund are another $203B annually (the cost of HHS, Education, and Homeland Security). When interest rates return to normal, about three

To the editor, Praise the lord! Barack Obama is going to build America from the middle out, not from the top down. It is the latest donkey sound bite that simply assumes we all are either totally stupid or a certified idiots. Here is a bucket of TRUTH for you to jump into. We have the REAL economy and the STOCK MARKET economy. The health, expansion and prosperity of the MIDDLE CLASS depends almost entirely on the success of the real economy and little on the other. The two economies seldom meet to the surprise of many people. The seasoned investor knows the two can spend long periods divorced from each other. TRUTH IS Obama has donkeydumped all over the real economy and its primary residents, the middle class all the while demonizing the rich for political cover. Concerning the real economy, there are few Americans if any that are not aware that Obama has absolutely “ splattered “ the American economic engine on the concrete four years straight. In fact, his failed polices have SHRUNK the middle class, let alone not expanded it. He promised to be transformative and he delivered. He added 20-million people to the food stamps. Added record numbers to the Social Security disability rolls. Forced record millions to STOP LOOKING for work out of discouragement. Added trillions to our debt faster than any president in history. He shot our credit rating in the head, and of course we all know Obama’s success in casting a paralyzing, demonizing, uncertainty pall over business in America that has forced them to stop hiring or spending. Businesses are hoarding cash for the next Obama-induced recession or

times current rates, we will NOT be able to pay both the interest and the rest of government. Do you need more evidence that we must return to balanced budgets? Our federal government was established, and strictly limited by the U.S. Constitution, to protect people’s liberties. Its authority was limited to what states, local governments and the people could not do for themselves. Our federal government, driven by bureaucracy’s natural drive to grow and politician vote buying and selfaggrandizement, has taken powers reserved for the states, local governments and to the people. No matter how ineffective, how counter-productive, how harmful to people, how unnecessary, and how much fraud they include, it is nearly impossible to eliminate, fix, or even to cut a government program. This is the kind of change we need. Our behemoth, inefficient, ineffective, wasteful, costly, inflexible, and often corrupt and counter-productive government exemplifies what our founders were concerned about. Do you need a better example than the government requirement to use costly, wasteful, harmful, and performance reducing ethanol? As long as our federal government continues operating beyond its constitutional authority, it will continue to push us towards a valueless currency and a loss of our liberties. It is time to eliminate from the federal government the things the states, local governments and the people can do. And it is time to eliminate from the states those functions that the communities or people can do. And it is time for citizens to be more responsible for themselves. Our country is racing towards a debt problem that is making the value of our money plummet, making our people and our country poorer, reducing job opportunities, and reducing the liberties of current and future Americans. The TEA Party advocates the only solutions that will avoid a disastrous future, fiscally responsible and constitutionally limited government. Don Ewing Meredith

Veterans need to find out which candidates ‘walking the walk’ To the editor, In recent years, it has come into vogue to refer to our veterans as “heroes”. As a combat veteran, I want to assure you that most vets do not see themselves as “heroes”. We were and are, young men and women fulfilling our oath to serve and defend our country. During our terms of duty we made sacrifices to honor our commitments to this nation and stood firm to protect its ideals. I realize that Congress has to make some difficult decisions, but I was devastated when they cut and ran on the issue of the Veterans Jobs corps Act. This legislation would have established jobs programs putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and

fire departments. “Hero” is just a word; the vote by Congress was the ultimate reflection as to their support of our veterans both past, present and future. It’s apparent that our present Congress feels that unemployed soldiers and the growing number of military families needing basic food stamps to feed their children is a better way to treat our “heroes”, that have given so much, than a jobs bill to get them trained and working at home again. I would strongly encourage veterans, no matter what their political persuasion, to research their representatives and determine who is just “talking the talk”, and who is actually “walking the walk”. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

moving expansion overseas. He finished off any middle American still standing by DOUBLING gas prices since his election. How’s the Obama stock market economy ? He has been a GIFT HORSE to the rich and wealthy . Americas 10-percent wealthiest own 75-percent of the stock market. Obama may have shattered the real economy of the middle class like a June bug on a summer windshield. But he has successfully STUFFED the bank accounts of the rich with TRILLIONS from a DOUBLING of the stock markets value. His every KEYNESIAN economic move has put the stock market economy in over drive and kept the real economy in PARK. Obama is the flute playing, pied piper of welfare FAIRNESS cheese for dependent mice known as income distribution; person “A” pays taxes” B “gets his money). In 2102 we have a nation whose vote is based solely on their cheese allotment. It may not be good social etiquette or good election strategy but Romney has it DEAD RIGHT. The 47 percent would vote for the most failed economic policy president on earth as long as the cheddar dole rolls. You can read the cheddar mice daily in The Sun. The REAL JOB PRODUCING MIDDLE CLASS economy is so BAD, Bernanke announced QE 3 last Friday. The rich struck Obama GOLD one more time. The stock market went into orbit jamming another trillion or two into their pockets. How’s Obama done doubling your bank account over the past four years? The average MIDDLE CLASS family now survives on $4,000 less per year since Obama’s inauguration. GREAT JOB BARACK ! KEEP THE CHEESE ROLLING and the mice voting. Tony Boutin Gilford

Mitt Romney’ problem is that he does not know what he is To the editor, Like a boxer anxious to avoid punches, Romney keeps backpedalling, changing his message to avoid getting punched. Now he has backed himself into a corner by bragging about how good his Massachusetts’

RomneyCare health plan is- “...every child in Mass is covered by RomneyCare...” (not an exact quote). He is trying to avoid the punches on his 47-percent remark by pointing out how compassionate he is. Let’s examsee next page

TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON Subcontractor Snowplowing The Town of New Hampton Public Works Dept. is seeking proposals from subcontractors for the 2012-2013 season to perform snowplowing, sanding and salting of town roads, parking areas, etc. as designated by the Public Works Director. Must have truck, operator, plow and sander. The contractor must be available on- call for snow and ice storms. The proposals must include a detailed description of the equipment offered and a total hourly rate for the equipment and operator. Certificates of Insurance and Workers Comp (if necessary) are required to be submitted with the proposal. If you have any questions call the Public Works Director – Jim Boucher at 7448025. To receive a copy of the town’s policies and contract call the Town Office at 744-3559 and one will be mailed to you or you may pick it up at Town Office. Proposals shall be in a sealed envelope and marked “Town of New Hampton Request for Proposal (RFP) Winter Road Maintenance”. All Proposals are due by 4:00 PM, October 25, 2012 and can be delivered or mailed to: Town of New Hampton, Office of the Selectmen, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH 03256. All proposals received by the required date shall be opened in the Selectmen’s Office, New Hampton Town Office, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, on October 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

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LETTERS Romeny & Ryan plan for economy is far more robust than Obama’s

Sen. Forrester will continue to perform in an exemplary manner

To the editor, I have been wanting to write a letter to the editor in support of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for some time now, but the letter from Betty Fortier in Saturday’s Laconia Daily Sun threw me over the edge! It is a perfect example of people who blindly believe what the Obama campaign and the media falsely claim about the Romney/ Ryan proposals for Social Security and Medicare. In effect, the Obama campaign and the media are claiming that there is no other choice, because the Romney/Ryan plan is to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. Time and time again, both Romney and Ryan have stated that they will NOT change Social Security for anyone who is already retired or over 55 years of age. For those under 55, their plan would 1. lower the rate of inflation growth in the benefits received by higher-income recipients and keep the rate as it is now for lower income recipients, and 2. gradually increase the retirement age to account for increases in longevity. They are “committed to saving Social Security ... and ensuring that America honors all of its commitments to today’s seniors and strengthens the program so that it is financially secure for future generations.” The quote is from Their plan for Medicare similarly does not change for current seniors 55 or older. For the next generation their plan provides “an improved program that offers the freedom to choose what their coverage under Medicare should look like. Instead of paying providers directly for medical services, the government’s role will be to help future seniors pay for an insurance option

To the editor, I am writing in support of Jeanie Forrester’s candidacy to return to the New Hampshire Senate. I am very impressed with the quality job that Senator Forrester did in her first term in the Senate. Based on her performance, I believe she has earned a second term. There are several factors that have influenced my opinion of Senator Forrester’s performance. First and foremost is her consistent effort to get accurate information regarding a situation or a proposed piece of legislation. As the former Superintendent of Schools for School Administrative Unit #2, I had the opportunity to witness, firsthand, how Senator Forrester took the initiative to meet with people to listen to their concerns, insights, or thoughts about a certain subject. As an example, Senator Forrester took the initiative to bring the school superintendents within her district together to discuss educational issues. She used these meetings to pose questions and, most importantly, listen to what was being said rather than trying to convince those present of her position on a certain issue. This was welcomed and greatly appreciated by those present.

that provides coverage at least as good as today’s Medicare, and to offer traditional Medicare as one of the insurance options that seniors can choose. With insurers competing against each other to provide the best value to customers, efficiency and quality will improve and costs will decline. Seniors will be allowed to keep the savings from less expensive options or choose to pay more for costlier plans.” The specifics of this complicated topic are given on the website. Without approaches like these, Social Security and Medicare will not be there for future generations. What is the Obama Campaign for saving Social Security or Medicare? As to jobs and the economy, Romney/ Ryan have a far more robust plan than the current Obama administration’s proposals, or lack there of. More of the same will yield more of the same! It may sound new, but it is only “ear candy”, just as President Obama thought it was more important to be “eye candy” for the ladies of The View than to meet with heads of state at the UN last week. I would suggest that Ms. Fortier is one of a very few who actually feel they are better off now than they were before 2008. In the meantime our debt will continue to rise at an alarming rate, and more people will be out of a job or out of the job market. So, to counter Ms. Fortier’s letter I would suggest that voters do the homework required to understand both sides of the issues, watch the debates this month, and then decide who is best able to lead this country out of today’s dismal state. Elena Worrall New Hampton

Vote for Democrats, who pledge to represent you, outside interests To the editor, I am voting the Democratic ticket because the candidates on that ticket will not take a pledge to anyone other than their constituents. The current crop of N.H. incumbent Republican candidates have signed pledges to: Grover Nordquist (no new taxes under any circumstances, including letting the Bush tax credits expire for the wealthy ) and/ or Cornerstone Action (repeal of marriage equality and severely restricting women’s reproductive choices and limiting public education). Their votes have reflected their adherence to the extreme party line. They literally have no choice. In the past, I had voted both sides of the ticket. I believed that moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats could work together to pass laws that were good for the people of N.H. The current extreme agendas of the candidates on the GOP ticket make compromise impossible. Their pledges to these extreme groups make PAC money guaranteed. If they don’t sign

these pledges, they are on their own. In the interest of accuracy, Robert Greemore (incumbent NH State Rep, Belknap District 2) has not signed the pledges but has voted the party line. Many Tea Party candidates and Libertarians are “hiding” under the Republican ticket. They have forced the moderates out of representing their constituents. I realize that the bombardment of negative commercials from both sides is unpleasant. Quite frankly, I push mute when those commercials come on. If you have access to the Internet, please go on for accurate information about both parties. Both sides say that the choice is clear. I agree. I am voting for the party who clearly states that their priority is jobs, education, health care, veterans and the elderly. They are pledging to represent you — not outside interests. I am voting the Democratic ticket. Cathy Merwin Meredith

from preceding page ine how compassionate his record in Mass. was. Here is the punch: When Romney took office there were 338,000 jobs in the state, when he left office, four years later, there were 298,000 jobs. The lost jobs were blue collar jobs from the middle class families. Massachusetts

was 47th state in job creation. Romney’s problem is that he does not know what he is. Like the Etch A Sketch, he keeps erasing and rewriting. What would we get if he were elected president? Vote for Obama so we don’t have to find out. Kent Warner Center Harbor

Senator Forrester took a strong stand against action that would reduce state financial commitments by passing them on to local taxpayers. This was particularly significant to the Inter-Lakes School District when there was a decision during the state budgeting process to reduce its contribution for vocational education to school districts. Senator Forrester sought reaction from educators and when she heard the negative impact this could have on students and the additional burden it could place on local taxpayers she worked to prevent this from happening. Senator Forrester has worked very hard to communicate with her constituents. I am very impressed with her use of technology to keep constituents informed and, again, to get their reactions to issues. She realizes that effective communication relies on listening to what others have to say as well as keeping them informed with respect to what is happening or what is being proposed. I believe Senator Forrester will continue to perform her role in an exemplary manner and should be reelected. She will make a positive difference for New Hampshire. Phillip G. McCormack Holderness

To proposed amendments to N.H. Constitution will be on ballot To the editor, New Hampshire citizens will vote on two proposed amendments to the state Constitution when they go to the polls on November 6th. The proposed amendments, passed by the legislature as CACR 13 and CACR 26, will appear on the ballot as Questions 1 and 2, respectively. Question 1 (CACR 13) prohibits a state personal income tax. A vote ‘no’ on Question 1 is NOT a vote for an income tax, but permits a future Legislature to consider this source

of revenue to pay for public services. Outgoing Governor John Lynch opposes this amendment even though he continues to be against an income tax in New Hampshire. Question 2 (CACR 26) asks voters whether they wish to empower the legislature to set administrative rules for the courts. The New Hampshire Bar Association opposes this change to the Constitution that would erode separation of the legislative and judicial branches of government. see next page


As mandated by Public Law 105-17, Education for All Children Act, and the New Hampshire Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities, public schools must provide special education services for all children determined to be educationally handicapped. The law also requires a school district to identify such children from birth to twenty-one years of age. This law applies to all children including those in non-public schools, pre-schools, and hospital settings. Parents or service providers who suspect that a child might have an educationally handicapping condition are encouraged to contact that child’s school. The principal and/or assistant principal will provide information on the procedures for determining if a child is educationally handicapped and in need of special education services.

For more detailed information about the policies, procedures, services, and building contact persons established in SAU #59 for special education, you may also contact the Special Education Administrator, Lori Krueger at (603) 286 – 4116 X108. Winnisquam Regional High School Dr. Ronna Cadarette, Principal Andrew Brauch, Assistant Principal 286-4531

Winnisquam Regional Middle School Dr. Pamela Miller, Principal Shannon Kruger, Assistant Principal 286-7143

Union Sanborn School, Cynthia Proulx, Principal 286-4332

Sanbornton Central School Bonnie Jeanne Kuras, Principal 286-8223

Southwick School, Richard Hines, Principal 286-3611


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LETTERS Obama on track to diminish America’s importance in the world To the editor, Please don’t give Obama another pass and allow him to continue his role as America’s worldwide apologist along with his intent and policies to weaken this country economically, militarily and socially. His main claim to fame is still a glib tongue, being “cool”, and looking good in a suit. How he parlayed his total lack of experience and no other visible qualifications into the mass hysteria that got him elected is still a puzzle to many other leaders worldwide. His 20 year association with his pastor “God Damn America” Jeremiah Wright, his total lack of any professional accomplishments, and his almost non-participation in the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate went unchallenged by McCain and the media in 2008. This can only be explained by the color of his skin. If McCain had this background, the media would have harassed him out of the race and probably into hiding. Instead, it was explained away or ignored in fear of the dreaded Race Card being played by the O team. We may never actually know who has been backing Obama since at least 2004. The Democratic Convention keynote

speech is not assigned lightly. In 2004, Obama was a practically unknown Illinois senator. WHY was he given this plum? This put Obama on the fast track to the nomination at the 2008 Convention. Again, I ask WHY? Now you may ask why does this ancient history matter? Do you really believe that this man has changed his beliefs. I believe that instead of being the incompetent that he appears, that he is pretty much on track to diminish America’s influence and importance around the world. He will continue to try to redistribute our wealth, (which is actually non-existent) and leave this country unrecognizable in another four years. Do you see another Greece in the making? This happened when Greece ran out of other people’s money to pass out to a bloated government, plus excessive entitlements. Sound familiar? Obama’s battle cry has changed from “Hope and Change” to “Forward” whatever that means. Please. please don’t let this generate another mass hysteria that results in another four years of this man in power. Donald Lockwood Laconia

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Raising families in a Media Saturated World coming to Laconia To the editor, A few months ago I heard author, speaker and safe media advocate Jean Rogers speak about raising children in a media saturated world. She presented new information about the effects of media on our children that blew me away. As a parent I never had to deal with cell phones or Facebook so I found her presentation fascinating. The Educational Ministries Committee at the Congregational Church of Laconia agreed that this was an important message that we should share with the community. So, on October 16th at 6:30 p.m. Jean Rogers will be presenting Family Strategies to Living in a Media Saturated World at the Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square Laco-

nia (across the street from the Bank of New Hampshire). All are invited to attend this free event. Parents, grandparents, teachers, health care providers, child care providers, anyone who loves or works with children will not to miss this important information about this challenging topic. Jean Rogers presents actual strategies that you will walk away with; this isn’t about theory’s practical! If you have questions please contact me at the Congregational Church of Laconia United Church of Christ - 524-0668. I encourage everyone to attend! (Certificates of Attendance will be available for those who need training hours) Rev. Paula Gile, Associate Pastor Congregational Church of Laconia

I had to read that ‘non-white’ population remark over & over again To the editor, Based on the people I know who are tea party activist, I always suspected there was a “tinge” of racism with tea party members. But after reading the article in Friday’s Laconia Daily Sun (“New regional planning initiative has drawn the ire of tea party activists” — pages 3 and 4), I now know it is part of their platform. The section I specifically refer to is a comment attributed to Tim Carter, co-leader of the Lakes Region tea party in which he says HUD would use the Granite State Futures program to increase the size on the state’s non-white population. Yes, it does say “non-white”.

Like Mitt Romney’s 47-percent comment, I had to read the paragraph several times before I could believe what I was reading. As a life long resident of this beautiful state, I am offended by Mr. Carter’s comments. It wasn’t that long ago that prejudices against the Irish, Italians, Catholics and Jews were tolerated. I urge all voters to think hard and to think long before casting a ballot for any candidate that is affiliated with the tea party. We don’t need bigots in our town halls, the statehouse or in Washington. Denise Terravechia Alton

from preceding page Calling both amendments shortsighted, the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire recommends a

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Hemingway noted that last winter the Shaker School Board had communicated to the Gilford School Board that it was not interested at that time in holding discussions about a cooperative high school football team. The schools have for years jointed to field a Belmont-Gilford ice hockey team that plays out of the Laconia Ice Arena. Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith and Moultonborough Academy currently have the only cooperative high school football team in the Lakes Region. Gilford High School currently competes with nine other schools in the lowest of six NHIAA divisions, that are largely divided by school enrollment. The Golden Eagles are 0-5 this fall. It is presumed a Gilford-Belmont team would have to move up a division, or two — as Inter-Lakes Mouutonborough did — because the combined enrollment number would approximately double. — Roger Amsden

SEPTIC from page one be evaluated every five years. Moreover, any enlargement of living area of the property would require the installation of a new septic system with sufficient capacity to support it. Finally, before expanding the footprint of the existing building or constructing a new building on the lot, the property owner would be required to demonstrate sufficient space for a new septic system would remain. When the selectmen last discussed the ordinance, they asked what other factors threatened the water quality of the lake. Yesterday Community

Development Director John Edgar readily agreed that septic system were but one source of nutrients, chiefly phosphorus, in the lake. He mentioned erosion and sedimentation, often following washouts of the rail bed alongside the lakeshore. Various forms of aquatic recreation, the application of fertilizers to lawns and gardens, and the disposal of waste water also contribute nutrients. Edgar said that local planning officials are discussing what can be done to limit stormwater run-off throughout the watershed, And he said that see next page

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positions to 220.4 positions, which he said is a 9.3-percent reduction, in line with a 9.6-percent enrollment decrease over the same period. That prompted School Board member Sue Allen to say that in light of increased enrollments in the Gilmanton School District she hopes the district had a Plan B as well as a Plan A for staffing in case enrollment starts to go up.

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PAWN from page one is serving a 12 month sentence in the Belknap County House of Corrections. Brent said the items, mostly new power tools, were still on his shelf because he was abiding by the rule that says he has to wait two weeks until he can resell any item he bought. “I sunk my own ship by following the rules,” he said. Brent said he had no way of knowing whether or not the tools were stolen. He said had has seen incidents of customers who need short-term cash for something to buy an item with a credit card at a store, pawn it with him for real cash, and then, after getting his or her pay check, buy the tool out of hawk from him and return the item to the store for full credit to their credit card. “I see unusual things every day,” he said. Brent said the state had to prove three elements against him: that the items were stolen, that he received it with the intent to resell it, and that he knew it was stolen. “How could I know it was stolen? “ he said yesterday. “I did what I was supposed to do.” “I questioned him (McNeil),” said Brent. “He was going all over the place and I just happened to be the one who gave him the highest price.” Brent also said he was shocked by the jury’s verdict. Brent said his conviction has had a lot of repercussions for a lot of people who have items at his shop. “I’ve had to call the pawners and many of them just don’t have the money right now,” he said. “We have compassion for our customers.” Brent said his liquidation could take up to eight weeks and he plans on using the space for appliance

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repairs and possibly some new appliance sales. With his wife sick and in the hospital, Brent said he is depending on his son for help in his new endeavor. “Right now I have to focus on what’s important and that is my wife,” he said. Police Chief Chris Adams stands by the arrest and conviction. He said McNeil was selling Brent a lot of tools that were still in the original packaging and, in his opinion, Brent should have known something was amiss. Adams also said the Laconia Licensing Board meets this Wednesday at noon and there will be a recommendation from the Police Department to the full board to revoke Cash N Toys’ pawnshop license. Should the Licensing Board choose to revoke Brent’s license, he has 10 days to appeal the revocation.

GOVERNOR from page 3 Hassan said inpatient care at the state hospital is just one component of mental health access, and she criticized state budget cuts for community health centers. “We shouldn’t be putting people in highly restrictive environments if they don’t need it,” she said. “We did have a robust system, but as funding has been cut, that has slipped away.” On that and several issues, Hassan tried to tie

Lamontagne to Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, prompting Lamontagne to interject at one point, “We’re not talking about the Bill O’Brien Legislature.” “We’re talking about policies you support,” Hassan said. Hassan and Lamontagne are competing to replace Democratic Gov. John Lynch, who is not seeking reelection after four two-year terms.

from preceding page the natural decomposition of organic material in the lake, called “internal loading,” represents yet another source of nutrients. “Septic systems are one of many sources,” Edgar said. Nevertheless, he stressed the role of septic systems. Conceding that the data and modeling was imperfect, he cited an analysis of 61 systems rated as “very high” and “high” risk that indicated each contributed between 56 pounds and 85 pounds of phosphorus per year, which represented between 9-percent and 13-percent of all the phosphorus in the watershed. Septic systems, he said, “represent a significant sub-set of a broader nutrient issue. It is one piece of a larger puzzle.” Edgar noted that among lakes serving as a municipal water supply, Waukewan is somewhat unique. Its shoreline is densely developed and there are no limitations on recreation. The lake has an extensive

watershed and is fed by a river from Lake Winona, which also has a developed shoreline. And the dam at Mill Falls, where Lake Waukewan empties into Lake Winnipesaukee, has limited capacity, significantly slowing the rate at which the lake flushes itself.”We have to compensate for there factors,” Edgar said. Randy Eifert, chairman of WWAC urged the board to schedule a public hearing in November or December “and allow the committee to move on to other things.” He remarked that the committee initially suggested regulating septic systems when it prepared a management plan for the lake in 2005 and has been pursuing an ordinance for the past five years. NOTE: The Board of Selectmen authorized the Conservation Commission to designate $10,000 of its funds for stewardship to monitor and enforce of the conservation easement on 8.1 acres with 1,480 see next page


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LACONIA — Several candidates for Statehouse offices gathered yesterday morning for a health care policy in New Hampshire forum. About half of the Senate and House of Representatives candidates running for an office that would represent some portion of Belknap County attended. Hosted by the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health at the Beane Conference Center, the candidates spread among eight different tables — each with a facilitator who asked six questions — each relating to some facet of health care. In some cases, like that of incumbent Laconia Rep. Frank Tilton, a Republican, and challenger Charles Smith, a Laconia Democrat, candidates for the same office were at the same table. In most cases, like that of Senate District 7 candidates Republican Josh Youssef and Democrat Andrew Hosmer, they were not, so apples-to-apples comparisons of answers was not possible. On average, each table had three candidates, a from preceding page feet of frontage on the west bank of the Snake River acquired in partnership with New Hampton from Elizabeth Clingan Baird. Together with the easement on the Spear property, consisting of 8.5 acres with 2,600 feet of riverfront, virtually the entire western riverbank will be protected. The east bank, which lies in Center Harbor, has been designated a prime wetland. The $130,000 budget for the project is funded by a $100,000 grant from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Resources, supplemented by the New Hampton Conservation Commission and Waukewan Shore Owners Association.

facilitator, and members of the community such as Gilford School Superintendent Kent Hemingway, Laconia Adult Education Director Peggy Selig, LRGHealthcare CFO Henry Lipman, and Laconia Police Chief Chris Adams. The six questions asked of the candidates were their positions on a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange; Medicaid expansion under recent legislation passed by President Barack Obama; adequately funding of public health; whether or not the state should contribute to the problems created by its profits on sales of alcohol; as representative will they support taking advantage of new opportunities to take federally-funded home-and communitybased care; and how the community can help elderly people with transportation needs and how, as representatives or senators, they will help family care givers attain their goals. The answers ranged from Tilton’s saying that, in his opinion, the federal government can’t do anything right, including a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange to Smith’s saying he agrees with the exchange because it will expand insurance coverage to people who don’t already have it. At the other side of the room, incumbent State Rep. Collette Worsman (R- Meredith) said she felt with the country $16 trillion in debt, “We can’t give 100-percent health care and expect there won’t be rationing.” In response, Hosmer said the federal deficit was the result of two unfunded wars and a massive tax cut and he believes health care access should be expanded. The expansion, he said, would save money in the long run by giving people access to primary care physicians before they now have to use an emergency room. see next page




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SANBORNTON from page one rying Robert M. Bodwell and moving to Sanbornton. Robert would later become a conservationist and selectman and was generally supportive of town projects, she said. So, when he died in 2006, the family decided to establish a memorial fund to raise money for the bandstand’s reconstruction, thought of then as the next pressing need in town. The account collected $1,500, though it took about five years before work began. She praised the role students are playing in getting the project going. “The Sant Bani students are very important in this story,” she said. Veloski said tentative price estimates call for about $900 in lumber and about $1,000 to run new electrical lines out to the bandstand.

Sant Bani students have already begun by removing the decking of the structure to reveal compromised wood underneath. As the full extent of rotten wood is revealed, said Veloski, the cost of the project may rise. Fortunately, other community members are also rising to help the project. The Harmony Grange organization made a contribution and Veloski said he is in talks with contractors and hardware suppliers to see what they can offer to help lower the project’s price tag. “We’re still looking to get as much done as we can for nothing,” he said. Those interested in helping the project along should contact Veloski at 729-8090, or stop by the town officesl. Veloski is hoping to see the project completed by election day in November.

DEBATE from page 2 you’re the president.” What the expectation-lowering aides leave out is that Obama, in fact, has had plenty of time to prepare at the White House and during long flights on Air Force One. And they never mention that only Obama, not Romney, has more experience with general election debates. The president’s aides also have tried to set sky-high expectations for Romney, casting him as a strong debater who won the GOP nomination in part because of the way he dispatched his many competitors in the crucial primary debates. “Mitt Romney ... has been preparing earlier and with more focus than any presidential candidate in modern history,” Psaki said. “Not John F. Kennedy, not President Bill Clinton, not President George Bush, not Ronald Reagan has prepared as much as he has.” The most pressing task for Obama, who once taught law at the University of Chicago, is shedding his often wordy, detailed explanations in favor of tighter answers. Aides say Obama isn’t coming prepared with a series of “zingers,” just more concise descriptions of his positions and his criticisms of Romney’s. Despite Obama’s reputation as a gifted speaker, his 2008 debate performances were uneven. He stumbled in several multicandidate forums during the early days of the 2008 campaign, with his most prominent low point coming when Obama said, with a touch of sarcasm, that rival Hillary Rodham Clinton was “likable enough.” But the debates that fall against Republican John McCain helped Obama fend off suggestions that he was too inexperienced for the White House and show that he had what it took to be president. Obama aides have been reviewing Romney’s debates, both in the 2008 and 2012 Republican primaries and from his statewide races in Massachusetts. They’ve also been studying recordings of prior presidential debates for signs of what pitfalls could face an incumbent. Aides say they’ve noticed Romney

often launches a fresh critique against his opponent early in the debates, something that hasn’t been part of the campaign discussion thus far. During a primary debate earlier this year, Romney caught rival Newt Gingrich off-guard by bringing up investments he held in mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Aides also are prepping the president for a moment they say Romney has already telegraphed: Accusing the president of lying about the Republicans’ positions. “This is a guy who will not back off delivering the negative and that’s not the easiest thing to do,” said Tad Devine, a Democratic strategist who is not working with Obama’s team but advised the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in his 1994 Senate campaign against Romney. Obama and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who is playing Romney, have held several lengthy debate preparation sessions at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, a short drive away from the White House. Former White House aides Anita Dunn and Ron Klain have been brought in to help run the sessions. Obama’s preparations here in Nevada are expected to mirror his approach from 2008, when he got ready for the first debate against McCain at a hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. Obama’s campaign held daylong preparation sessions that included mock debates starting at 9 p.m., the same time as the actual debate. The practice debates were held on a replica of the debate stage “practically right down to the carpeting,” White House adviser David Plouffe wrote in his 2009 book, “The Audacity to Win.” The president’s team picked Nevada for this year’s debate camp in part because it’s one of the eight or so battleground states that will determine the election. Obama held a campaign rally in Las Vegas Sunday night and stopped by a campaign office in Henderson Monday to thank staffers and volunteers. He may make more local stops while he’s in town, all aimed at driving local media coverage. Others leading Obama’s debate prep include senior campaign adviser David Axelrod, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer and top economic adviser Gene Sperling. Obama’s chief of staff Jack Lew, campaign pollster Joel Benenson and speechwriter Jon Favreau are also assisting the president.

from preceding page Candidates will have the opportunity to provide written answers to each of the questions and their answers will be made available in The Daily Sun through the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health.

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FED from page 2 lower to encourage home buying. Increased home sales could help spur hiring and accelerate economic growth. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is already 3.4 percent, a record low. But some economists think home loan rates could fall further, in part because long-term Treasury yields are much lower: The rate on the 10-year Treasury is just 1.62 percent. After its September meeting, the Fed said it would keep buying mortgage bonds until the job market showed substantial improvement. It also decided to keep its benchmark short-term rate near zero through at least mid-2015. In his speech Monday, Bernanke sought to reassure investors that the Fed’s timetable for keeping its short-term rate ultra-low “doesn’t mean we expect the economy to be weak through 2015.” Rather, he said the Fed expects to keep rates low well after the economy strengthens. Bernanke spoke two days before President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney will hold a debate in which the economy is the central theme. And on Friday, the government will release its September jobs report. Economists expect only modest hiring and continued unemployment above 8 percent. The U.S. economy is still struggling more than three years after the Great Recession ended. Persistently high unemployment and weak pay growth have kept spending by consumers weak. That, in turn, has hurt manufacturing and slowed broader economic growth. The Fed’s latest round of bond buying and its plan to keep rates super-low into 2015 will likely provide

only modest help, said David Jones, chief economist at DMJ Advisors. “The Fed is at the tail end of a long series of actions,” Jones said. “They have reached a point of diminishing returns.” Bernanke himself made clear Monday, as he has in the past, that the Fed’s low-rate policies are no panacea for the economy. “Many other steps could be taken to strengthen our economy over time, such as putting the federal budget on a sustainable path, reforming the tax code, improving our educational system, supporting technological innovation and expanding international trade,” he said. Still, the Fed chairman reiterated his argument that lower rates boost growth by helping increase prices of stocks, homes and other assets. Greater household wealth tends to make consumers and businesses more willing to spend. Bernanke noted that when the Fed launched its first round of bond buying in late 2008, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was a little above 6 percent. Today, the rate is 3.4 percent, the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. Still, the housing market’s recovery remains slow, in part because many Americans lack the credit to qualify for a mortgage or can’t afford the larger down payments now required. Responding to a question after his speech, Bernanke said he disagreed with a minority of analysts who fear another recession is nearing. But he said the economy is growing at an annual rate of only between 1.5 percent and 2 percent — too slow to lower unemployment much.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira stepped up the plate, sent the ball over the wall and circled the bases like a conga line in a nine-run second inning. With record-tying power backing a superb start by CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees have first place all to themselves with two games to go and hope they’ll have a real party before this series against the Boston Red Sox is over. “There’s a lot of teams that would love to be in our position right now,” Teixeira said after the Yankees routed the Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East. “You can count all of the things that have gone wrong but, hey, we’re right here where we want to be. And if we keep winning, we’ll be division champions and have a chance to make a run in the playoffs.” New York (93-67), which clinched its 17th playoff berth in 18 years on Sunday, would ensure its 13th division title in 17 years by sweeping the three-game series against the Red Sox. Baltimore (92-68) lost 5-3 at Tampa Bay and dropped into second place, prompting cheers from the Yankee Stadium crowd of 45,478 when the final score was posted just before the ninth. “That’s what you want,” manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s what you hope that you have all the time

when you’re playing this game, that you can control your own destiny.” New York tied its record for home runs in an inning, achieving the feat for the third time. Sabathia (15-6), with perhaps his best changeup of the year, allowed two runs and four hits in eight innings with seven strikeouts and a walk. Following a stretch of four shaky outings, he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his last three. “I’m just trying to relax and not overthrow,” he said. He reached 200 innings for the fifth straight year and stayed in for 103 pitches, with the Yankees wanting to rest their top relievers rather than take him out early. Girardi wouldn’t say whether he’d consider starting his ace on short rest Friday if New York fails to win the division and winds up in the new one-game, wild-card playoff. “I’m not worried about Friday. I’m worried about today, and now that today is over I’m worried about tomorrow,” Girardi said. “I think if you start thinking too far ahead, you can get yourself in a bad position.” Sabathia said he’ll be ready Friday if needed. Cano homered leading off the second against Clay Buchholz (11-8), a drive off the blue facing below the glass-enclosed bar behind Monument Park in center, and hit a two-run double later in the inning. He kept checking for Baltimore’s score.

COLTS from page 2 said the only comparison he could come up with was Vince Lombardi’s cancer diagnosis during the summer of 1970. New general manager Ryan Grigson read stoically from his prepared notes, and Arians struggled to hold back tears. After practice, players signed a get-well card that read in part, “We are in your corner 100 percent. Get rest, but we can’t wait to get our leader back.” The usually jovial comments were replaced by concerned looks and serious discussion about life — not football. “When I first heard about it, my heart dropped,” cornerback Jerraud Powers said. “You think about your family members or someone that’s actually been affected by it. But Chuck will fight this thing and he will beat this thing, there’s no doubt in my mind.’ It didn’t take long for the Colts to figure out how to honor the first-time head coach who rekindled excitement in the locker room and around town

after the Colts’ awful 2-14 season a year ago. “I asked Mr. Irsay if we would leave the light on in his office permanently till he comes back and we are going to do that,” Arians said. The news trickled out publicly just as players and assistant coaches were returning to the team complex after the Colts’ bye week and one day before Pagano’s 52nd birthday. He was admitted to an Indianapolis hospital last Wednesday to begin treatments for acute promyelocytic leukemia, an illness in which the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells that interfere with healthy blood cells. Symptoms can include weakness, weight loss and easy bruising or bleeding. Pagano’s physician, Dr. Larry Cripe, said the coach will be treated with chemotherapy and drugs — a process that usually requires patients to spend four to five weeks in the hospital. Irsay said he expected Pagano to stay a bit longer, six to eight weeks. Indy (1-2) hosts the Packers (2-2) on Sunday.

TRAIN from page 2 truck could be seen inside the train, which was covered by cotton seeds. Several pieces of luggage were also scattered about. The injuries to passengers were described as bumps, bruises, scrapes and possibly broken bones by Kings County Assistant Sheriff Dave Putnam. Eight of the injured passengers were taken to Adventist Medical Center in Hanford and five more were enroute, said hospital spokeswoman Christine Pickering. She did not provide details on the extent of their injuries. “We did call in additional physicians and staff,” Pickering said.

Four additional injured passengers were taken to nearby Adventist Medical Center in Selma. The train was on its way from Oakland to Bakersfield, according to Amtrak. It had four rail cars and a locomotive. The truck driver suffered minor injuries, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Jerry Pierce. The CHP will investigate the crash. “This is a big, huge chaotic scene with lots of agencies involved,” Pierce said. Pierce said the other passengers have been taken to an auditorium in Hanford, where they will board a train and continue to their destinations or family members will pick them up.

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Carl L. Stockbridge, Sr., 91 GILMANTON — Carl Lewis Stockbridge Sr., 91, of 17 Powder House Lane, Gilmanton, died Sept. 29, 2012 in Franklin at his son, Mark Stockbridge, and daughter-in-law Laurie’s home where he had been living and lovingly cared for the last seven months of his life. Carl was born July 25, 1921 the son of George S. and Ina M. (Roby) Stockbridge. He was born, raised and lived most of his life in Gilmanton. Carl was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran in World War II. Before his retirement, he was employed at Gilbert Block Co. for many years. He loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed walks and feeding his chipmunks by hand. He was an excellent cribbage player. Carl was widowed by two loving wives, Eleanor D. (Patten) and Ruby P. (Head). Carl was predeceased by two daughters, Ellie Gallucci and Linda Lord and a granddaughter, Patty Beringer; two sons, Kenny Lake and Johnny Lake, and two grandsons, Robert Leroux, Jr. and Larry Elliott II. He was predeceased by three brothers Joe, Harry and Eugene, and by four sisters, Leora “Billie”, Viola, Hatti and Lorna. Carl’s great, great grandmother was a full- blooded

Indian in the Abenaki Indian Tribe. Carl is survived by a loving blend of children and step children; Carl Stockbridge, Jr. and wife, Sandra, Marie Ostiguy and husband, Roger, Judy Dagen and husband, Neil, Sharon Elliott and husband, Larry, Jeannie Hueber and husband, Roland, Lois Hawkins, Diane Lake, Oline Stinson, Charlie Lake and wife, Anita, Pam Lake, Mark Stockbridge and wife, Laurie, Holly Stockbridge, Michael Stockbridge, Matthew Stockbridge and wife, Connie; 48 grandchildren, 79 great, grandchildren and 10 great, great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 4, 2012 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial, with Military honors, will follow at 12:30 PM at Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmanton. 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

Lt. Col. (Retired) Edwin J. McCue, 91 MOULTONBOROUGH — Lt. Col. Retired, Edwin Joseph McCue, 91, of Deer Crossing Road, died September 29, 2012 at his home, after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 3, 1921, he was the son of Michael and Catherine (Daly) McCue. Edwin grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from New Ntrecht High School, class of 1939. He resided in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts for many years and has been a summer resident of Moultonborough since 1962. Edwin moved to Moultonborough, permanently in 1982. In 1941, Edwin enlisted in Naval Flight School to become a Marine Pilot. In December of 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps as a First Lieutenant and served during World War II and the Korean Conflict as a pilot and also as an instructor. He retired after twenty years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel. Edwin worked as a New York City police officer for a short time. He then became a commercial airline pilot and worked for Colonial Airlines, which became Eastern Airlines, for several years. He then flew for Avco Corporation, for over twenty-five years, which took him and his family to many places all

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over the world. Ed served on the Moultonborough Zoning Board for several years. He was a handyman and could fix most anything. He loved to work with wood, and anything electrical, mechanical, and even plumbing. He was predeceased by his brother, William McCue. Edwin is survived by his wife, Shirley R. (Colucci) McCue of Moultonborough, son, Kevin A. McCue of Manchester, daughters, Colleen K. Anderson of Charlton, MA, Christine A. DiVincenzo, of Haverhill, MA, Nancy J. McCue of Moultonborough, grandson, Trevor E. McCue, and five nieces. Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith on Tuesday, 4 pm to 7 pm. A graveside service will be held in the Holland Hill Cemetery, Route #109, Moultonborough, on Wednesday at 11am. The Rev. William Paige, chaplain of the NH Veterans Home, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St. Tilton, NH. 03276. For more information and to sign Edwin’s Book of Memories, please go to

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Amy E. (Annis) Colby, 32 NOTTINGHAM — Amy Elizabeth (Annis) Colby, 32, of Nottingham NH, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2012 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a courageous four year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Amy was surrounded by the friends and family who knew and loved her best. Born January, 18, 1980, Amy grew up in Gilmanton NH, graduating from Gilford High School in 1998. She then moved to Boston, graduating from Suffolk University in 2002 and began her career in law as a paralegal. Pursuing her passion for law, Amy then attended Massachusetts School of Law, graduating in 2010. While in law school, Amy met the love of her life, Officer David Colby of the Portsmouth Police Department. Her commitment to her family led her back to New Hampshire. She, David and his two children settled on the Seacoast, bought a house and began to build their life together. Amy and David married in August of 2011. Amy was never idle. In her downtime, she embraced her artistic eye, crafting homemade sentiments that would preserve her fondest memories of her friends and family. The house she shared with David quickly became a galleria of her most treasured memories and crafts. One of Amy’s greatest pleasures in life was seeing the excitement and joy that she could generate in someone else. She often splurged on her family and friends, showering them with gifts of her favorite things. Even when she was struggling through the most trying days of her disease, her concern and love was always directed toward those closest to her.

Amy was a vivacious and passionate woman, her enthusiasm for life infectious. She was a devoted wife, a loving stepmother, an irreplaceable daughter, an unbelievable sister, an adoring aunt and a loyal friend to many. Amy is survived by her loving husband, David and stepchildren Madison and Parker Colby of Nottingham; her parents Anne and Andrew Bartlett of Gilmanton and Randy and Mia Annis of Laconia; her sister Samantha and husband Adam Hawkins of Gilmanton; nephew Owen Hawkins of Gilmanton; her brother, Stephen Bartlett of Gilmanton; her brother, Geremy Annis of Laconia; her sister, Lydia Bartlett of Gilmanton, maternal grandfather Roland Mailloux of Laconia; paternal grandmother Barbara Annis of Laconia; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Amy was pre-deceased by her paternal grandfather, James Annis of Gilford in 1997; and her maternal grandmother, Angela Mailloux of Laconia in 2012. The family would like to thank the Lakes Region and Seacoast communities for their continued support during Amy’s fight against breast cancer as well as acknowledge the outstanding care that she received at Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston during the course of her illness. A celebration of Amy’s life, for all those who would like to attend, will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 2012, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Four Corners Brick House located at 525 Province Road in Gilmanton NH. A donation in lieu of flowers can be made to: Friends of Amy, Bank of New Hampshire, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Nancy T. Sleeper Twombly, 89 GILMANTON — Nancy Tilton Sleeper Twombly, 89, of 35 Stone Road, died at the Peabody Home, Franklin, NH on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Mrs. Twombly was born April 6, 1923 in Laconia, NH, the daughter of E. Harington and Elizabeth (Stiles) Tilton. She was a longtime resident of Laconia before she moved to Gilmanton seventeen years ago in 1995. Mrs. Twombly was a member of the Civil Air Patrol during WWII from 1942-1943. She later graduated from the Waltham Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She was a registered nurse for thirty-five years and was employed at various hospitals and nursing homes throughout her career. She retired in 1985. She was an active member of the Gilmanton Community Church and enjoyed swimming, horseback riding, skiing, ice skating, tennis, and was an avid reader. Survivors include a son, Anthony R. Sleeper, and his wife, Jeanne, of Hudson, FL; three granddaughters, Tina Green and her husband, Jeff Green, of Mechanicsville, MD; Kimberly Verbanic and her husband Michael Verbanic of Charlotte, NC; Melissa Weatherly and her husband Richard Weatherly, of Lemoore, CA. Seven great grandkids survive Mrs Twombly: Ashley Sleeper, Brittany Sleeper, Brandon Raum, Jesse DeStacy, Michael Hofmann Weatherly,

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Jacob Green, and Alexcis Green; and one great, great, grandchild: Jackson Alexander Cramer. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Twombly was predeceased by her first husband, Col. Raymond Sleeper, who was a member of the U .S. Army Air Corps and died in April of 1995; her second husband, Benjamin K. Twombly, who was in the US Army and died in April of 2009; her brother, Stephen Tilton, of Boston, MA; and her stepsister, Patricia Boychock and a grandson, Michael Sleeper of Maryland. There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:00pm at the family lot in the Smith Meeting House Road Cemetery, Gilmanton, NH. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the Gilmanton Community Church, PO Box 6, 1807 NH Route 140, Gilmanton, NH 03837. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial goes to

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Interlakes Theatre brings Steel Magnolias from New York City to Meredith, Saturday October 6, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday October 7, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For tickets and info call 1-888-245-6374 or visit www. Top Left to right, Brittany Bara, Maggie Letsche, Colleen Carroll; Center, Lena Rodriguez, Cailtin Thurnauer; Bottom, Caitlin Mesiano. (Courtesy photo)

Hall Memorial Library’s Conrad Young Art Exhibit opens on October 4 NORTHFIELD — On Thursday, October 4 from 5-7 p.m. Hall Memorial Library will host an art opening featuring the works of Conrad Young, a a native of New Hampshire who attended Tilton-Northfield schools from the 6th grade to graduation in 1955. During this time he was fortunate to have Miss Marjorie Cross as one of his favorite teachers and Mrs. Maude Gray for his early art lessons. During his formative years he lived on farms in various villages all over the state. His father was a logger, blacksmith, and horseman, which gave him firsthand painting material later in life for his watercolors. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the prestigious Van

Emburge School of Art in Plainfield, New Jersey. There he specialized in watercolor. After art school, he worked for advertising agencies as art director for about ten years before starting his own advertising agency and moving back to Concord, NH, in 1970. In 2009, after a successful advertising career, Young decided to pursue his love of watercolors again. He began painting landscapes, covered bridges, and rural New Hampshire scenes. Each painting is preceded by hours of sketches and research. He has developed his own technique and color combinations and attempts to accurately paint each scene for future generations to enjoy.

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Blackstones hosts saxophonist Dave Liebman Thursday evening

LACONIA — Blackstones will host saxophonist Dave Liebman on October 4 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. To purchase advanced tickets call the Margate at (603) 524-5210. Saxophonist Dave Liebman (Courtesy photo) David Liebman’s career has spanned over four decades, The concert is produced by NH Jazz beginning in the 1970s as the saxoPresents / Concert & Festival Producphone/flautist in both the Elvin Jones tions. All NH Jazz performances have and Miles Davis Groups, continuing as a concert listening policy, which proa leader since. He has played on nearly hibits talking, texting, cell phones, 300 recordings (with over 100 under video/ audio recording, laptop computhis leadership or co-leadership). In jazz ers, gaming units, and cameras during education he is a renowned lecturer and the performance. Venue features a full author of several milestone books: Self bar and a seafood jambalaya is served. Portrait of a Jazz Artist, A Chromatic Sponsored by the Margate Resort, Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody, Patrick’s Pub, David Salzberg, Branand Developing a Personal Saxophone don Inn & Radisson Nashua. Sound. He’s produced teaching DVDs, For information call NH Jazz Prespublished chamber music and has ents (518) 793-3183 or email jon@ made journalistic contributions to eral periodicals. NH Jazz Presents @ Blackstones: Liebman is the Founder and Artistic — 10/10 Ken Peplowski Director of the International Associa— 10/17 Yoron Israel’s High Stantion of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) existing dards Quartet since 1989. His many awards include — 10/24 TBA the National Endowment of the Arts — 10/31 Joe Barna’s Sketches of Masters of Jazz (2011); the Order of Influence Arts and Letters (France 2009); Jazz — 11/7 Lenore Raphael Journalist’s award for Soprano Saxo— 11/14 Andrea Wolper phone (2007); Grammy nomination — 11/28 Violette for Best Jazz Solo (1998); Honorary — 12/5 Gary Smulyan Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy — 12/12 Jonathan Lorentz Trio (Finland 1997). He is currently Artistfeat. John Lockwood & Dave “Scorch” in-Residence at the Manhattan School Calarco of Music and has consistently placed — 12/19 The Inbetweens, feat. Mike in the top three places for soprano Gamble, Noah Jarrett & Conor Elmes saxophone in the Downbeat Critic’s — 1/9 Randy Roos Poll since 1973, winning first place in — 1/16 Kenny Werner Trio both the Downbeat and Jazz Times — 1/23 Mike Baggetta Trio feat. Critic’s Poll in 2011. Cameron Brown & Jeff Hershfield

Rosemary’s Baby Blues performing at Pitman’s Freight Room on Thursday at 8 p.m.

LACONIA — Rosewhich will be leaving the States soon for a mary Casey and her European tour. band Rosemary’s Baby Blues will be The group of seasoned musicians play playing at Pitman’s lots of Rockin R&B/ Freight Room on Thursday, October 4 Blues/Soul, and have fun. Members include at 8 p.m. Pete Henderson; Mike Casey has become a fixture in the greaterWalker; bassist Larry Boston blues scene for Bassick; Rosemary Casey, Sax Gordon, the second time in her life. Casey dropped Lennie Peterson and out of the scene at John Abrahamsen on least a decade ago to Rosemary Casey. (Courtesy horns and keyboardraise a family. These photo) ist Dave Osof. days, she’s back with a Admission is $10 vengeance, and she’s put together and the venue is BYOB. a work-when-they-can band called Rosemary’s Baby Blues.,

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Parker Hill Bluegrass Band presenting concert in Gilmanton Saturday

The Parker Hill Road Band gets ready for the concert at the Old Town Hall in Gilmanton. Appearing left to right are Mike “Woody” Woods on banjo, Paul Amey on fiddle and mandolin, Chris Cate on bass and Tom Rappa on acoustic guitar. (Courtesy photo)

GILMANTON — A famous New Hampshire Bluegrass band will be in concert on Saturday Octobe,r 6, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until 9:30 p.m. or later at the Old Town Hall located in the Gilmanton Iron Works Village. The Parker Hill Road Band is an acoustic Bluegrass Band that has been entertaining audiences since 1993. The band features Chris Cate on bass, Mike “Woody” Woods on banjo, Tom Rappa on guitar, and Paul Amey on fiddle and mandolin. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Bluegrass to modern tunes performed

in the Bluegrass tradition. Four part vocal harmonies along with tight instrumental arrangements create a smooth sound that has been well received in a vast variety of venues. The Parker Hill Road Band has performed across the region at such varied occasions as the Eastern States Exposition (BigE), New Hampshire’s two most famous Bluegrass festivals – the Pemi Valley and the Smith Meeting House Festival, as well as some down home gatherings such as the Warren Old Home Day Bluegrass Show and such charitable events as the Connect-

icut Valley Fair and a variety of other public concerts and private functions. The band appeared for 12 straight years at the Smith Meeting House Bluegrass Festival and were always gracious with their appearances and time. The proceeds from this concert will go to start the restoration and repair of the Smith Meeting House School. Tickets for this family friendly event are $10 each and will be available at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase. There is plenty of parking in the general area.

Blackstones hosting ‘cutting edge’ vocalist Philip Hamilton on Wednesday LACONIA — Blackstones will host vocalist Philip Hamilton on October 3 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. To purchase advanced tickets call the Margate at (603) 524-5210. Philip Hamilton is revered as one of the most exciting contemporary vocalists on the international jazz and world music stages. With a rich voice that conveys a “warrior’s strength, a blues man’s soul and a romantic’s heart” Hamilton is a true original who has performed or recorded with Pat Metheny, Spyro Gyra, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagan, Greg

Osby, John Medeski, Bill Evans, Mike Manieri, Richard Bona, Gil Goldstein, Mike Stern, John Cage, and Living Colour’s Vernon Reid. The New York Times called Hamilton’s innovative singing and composing style “contemporary and cutting edge” while the Village Voice has celebrated his music as simply “masterful.” Hamilton is also recognized as a leading contemporary composer for dance and film. He has composed for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ron Brown, Mia Michaels, Ballet Hispanico, Rennie Harris, Robert Battle and Ann Reinking (Tony Award-winning choreographer of Chicago and Fosse). Hamilton’s soundtrack for Randy Dottin’s

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film “Lifted” (Fox/Searchlight Films) has gained wide recognition in international film circles. Blackstones Jam will follow the show. The jam is an opportunity for regional professionals and up-and-coming players to share the stage with touring jazz musicians. Participating “jamming” musicians pay only $5 for the concert. Concert audience is invited to stay and enjoy the session Vocalist Phillip Hamilton (Courtesy photo) at no extra charge. The concert is produced by NH Jazz NH Jazz Presents @ Blackstones: Presents / Concert & Festival Produc— 10/4 Dave Liebman tions. All NH Jazz performances have — 10/10 Ken Peplowski, with opena concert listening policy. Venue feaing act: The Saxophone Summit tures a full bar and a seafood jamba— 10/17 Yoron Israel’s High Stanlaya is served. dards Quartet Sponsored by the Margate Resort, — 10/24 TBA Patrick’s Pub, David Salzberg, the — 10/31 Joe Barna’s Sketches of Radisson Nashua, and the Brandon Influence Inn. — 11/7 Lenore Raphael For information call NH Jazz Pres— 11/14 Andrea Wolper ents (518) 793-3183 or email jon@ — 11/28 Violette

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2, the 276th day of 2012. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 2002, the Washington, D.C. area sniper attacks began as a resident of Silver Spring, Md., was shot and killed in a store parking lot in Wheaton; the next day, five people were shot dead, setting off a frantic manhunt lasting three weeks. (John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were finally arrested for 10 killings and three woundings; Muhammad was executed in 2009; Malvo was sentenced to life in prison.) On this date: In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, N.Y., during the Revolutionary War. In 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a serious stroke at the White House that left him paralyzed on his left side. In 1944, Nazi troops crushed the two-monthold Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed. In 1950, the comic strip “Peanuts,” created by Charles M. Schulz, was syndicated to seven newspapers. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as the court opened its new term. In 1970, one of two chartered twin-engine planes flying the Wichita State University football team to Utah crashed into a mountain near Silver Plume, Colo., killing 31 of the 40 people on board. In 1971, the music program “Soul Train” made its debut in national syndication. In 1985, actor Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 59 after battling AIDS. In 2006, an armed milk truck driver took a group of girls hostage in an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa., killing five of them and wounding five others before committing suicide. One year ago: Syrian dissidents formally established a broad-based national council designed to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime, which they accused of pushing the country to the brink of civil war. Today’s Birthdays: Country singer-musician Leon Rausch (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys) is 85. Retired MLB All-Star Maury Wills is 80. Movie critic Rex Reed is 74. Singer-songwriter Don McLean is 67. Cajun/country singer Jo-el Sonnier is 66. Actor Avery Brooks is 64. Fashion designer Donna Karan is 64. Photographer Annie Leibovitz is 63. Rock musician Mike Rutherford is 62. Singer-actor Sting is 61. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 58. Country musician Greg Jennings is 58. Rock singer Phil Oakey is 57. Rhythm-andblues singer Freddie Jackson is 54. Singer-producer Robbie Nevil is 54. Retro-soul singer James Hunter is 50. Rock musician Bud Gaugh is 45. Folk-country singer Gillian Welch is 45. Country singer Kelly Willis is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dion Allen is 42. Actress-talk show host Kelly Ripa is 42. Singer Tiffany is 41. Rock singer Lene Nystrom is 39. Actor Efren Ramirez is 39. Rhythmand-blues singer LaTocha Scott (Xscape) is 39. Gospel singer Mandisa (TV: “American Idol”) is 36. Rock musician Mike Rodden (Hinder) is 30. Rock singer Brittany Howard is 24.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Retelling of multimedia story the Concord Coach and the 100-year history of Abbot-Dowing Company presented at the Meredith Historical monthly meeting. 7 p.m. at the Historical Building located on Main Street in Meredith. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend. For further information call 279-2275 or email Patrick’s Pub in Gilford hosts a fundraiser for LEEF (Laconia Endowment Educational Fund). 5-9 p.m. 50% of meal purchases will be donated to the organization if the server is notified you are there to support LEEF. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House. The Lakes Region Camera Club meets at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 25 in Meredith at 7:30 p.m. This week features the Dick Smith and Eliane Morrison’s presentation of Photography for a Purpose. All are welcome to attend. For more information visit our website at www. 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 3 Program on “New Hampshire’s Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumph and Decline” sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society. 7 p.m. at the Historic Ashland School at 41 School Street in Ashland village. Refreshments will be served. Lakes Region Broadband Stakeholder Group meeting held by the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC). 9 a.m. in the first floor conference room of the Humison Building, 103 Main Street in Meredith. The meeting is open to the public. Call 279-8171 for more information. 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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Historian Dennis Robinson explains origin of ‘bad boy books’ October 4 at Gilmanton Year-Round Library GILMANTON ‚— Historian J. Dennis Robinson brings “The Origin of Bad Boy Books” to the Gilmanton Year-Round Library on Thursday evening, October 4, at 7 p.m. The Library is on NH Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, opposite the Gilmanton School. Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer (1876) and Huckleberry Finn (1884) represent the best of the “bad boy” genre in American Literature. But the theory of “The Human Boy” that started it all was the brainchild of two Portsmouth, NH authors. It all began with “Plaguey Ike Partington” (1850’s) by B.P. Shillaber and A Story of a Bad Boy (1869) by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Mr. Robinson tracks the NH origins of the genre that gave us Denis the Menace and Bart Simpson. A teacher, columnist and videographer, Robinson edits a web site about NH history and culture. He has published more than 1,000 articles on New Hampshire historym and culture and seven books including histories of Strawberry Banke Museum and the grandmhotel, Wentworth by the Sea. The presentation is supported by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and everyone is invited. (The presentation is rescheduled from an

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“Bad Boys” engage in a snowball fight on Slattery’s Hill. J. Dennis Robinson presents a program about “The Origin of Bad Boy Books” Thursday, October 4, at 7 pm at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. (Courtesy photo)

event snowed out in January.) There is still time to enter a bid for the silent auction of a hand-hooked rug by Dick and Sure Barr. Check it out when you next visit the library. Bids close October 20.

and songwriter, Phil Henry, accompanied by Gary Moon at Pitman’s Freight Room on Saturday, October 13 at.6:30 p.m. The concert is preceded by an unusual Italian dinner prepared by Temple Chef Lou Gaynor whose food focus for this dinner is an assortment of meats, cheeses, pastas and breads served fondue style, to be dipped in the homemade marinara sauce of his own signature recipe. Henry’s reputation grows exponentially as he continues to win multiple major national songwriting contests and performs at music festivals up and down the East Coast and beyond. This recognition includes winner of the New Jersey Folk Festival, spots in the Grassy Hill Kereville New Folk Competition, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Showcase, grand prize winner in the SolarFest songwriter showcase and in the Susquehanna Arts and Music see next page


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Moultonborough Grange in need of roof repairs before winter arrives MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Grange is in dire condition and in need of immediate intervention to stabilize its failing roof system before winter 2012/2013. Since this critical situation was discovered in June 2012, the Moultonborough Heritage Commission and the Moultonborough Historical Society have partnered to identify and take appropriate steps to save this landmark building and to plan for its future in Moultonborough Village. The groups have successfully applied for a grant for a building condition assessment with preservation guidelines, currently underway by Stephen Bedard of Bedard Preservation & Restoration LLC. Such a report recommends rehabilitation strategies, provides cost estimates, and suggests effective phasing for work. This project was funded in part by a grant from the NH Preservation Alliance, which receives support for its grants program from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). The cost for emergency stabilization of the roof system is $6,000-$6,500, and this work must be done before winter to prevent collapse. Funds are now being actively sought to proceed with these


The Moultonborough Grange Hall is in need of emergency stabilization for roor repairs before the winter season sets in. (Courtesy photo)

emergency repairs. The groups are also applying for additonal grants to secure funding for the further stabilization necessary to save the Grange building, which includes a roof system final repair, deck framing, and grade and foundation work. The Moultonborough Grange is significant both for its architecture and for its social history in the com-

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Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, October 2nd @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Tuesday, October 9th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

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Thursday, October 4th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Lots of sports games and Super Smashbros. Brawl! Bring a friend!

Friday, October 12th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “The Lorax” PG A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver 14 years or older. Admission is free.

Preschool Storytime

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“Pope Joan” by Donna Woolfolk Cross Tuesday, October 2nd @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall For a thousand years, her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die--Pope Joan, a controversial figure of historical record who, disguised as a man, rose to rule Christianity in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter. In this riveting novel, Donna Woolfolk Cross paints a sweeping portrait of a heroine whose strength of vision led her to defy the social restrictions of her day. A lively discussion will be led by Frumie Selchen.

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munity. In 1894, the newly incorporated Moultonborough Grange #197 purchased the property, and made extensive renovations to it during the next decade. By 1903, the building was transformed into a Grange hall with characteristic features, including the large auditorium with raised performance stage upstairs. The Grange building was transferred to the Moultonborough Historical Society in December 2006. A dedicated fund for preservation of the Moultonborough Grange is now established; members of the community may contribute to the urgent effort to save this landmark building in Moultonborough Village with tax-deductible donations to the Grange Fund, Moultonborough Historical Society, PO Box 659, Moultonborough 03254 (see also photographs and information about the Grange at from preceding page Festival songwriting contest. His style is reminiscent of old school, storytelling folk music in the tradition of Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and James Taylor. Henry performs as an acoustic duo, trio or sometimes full band concert.. Percussionist Gary Moon provides the seamless accompanying music in this duo concert. When he is not performing Phil Henry is teaching, conducting and building instruments. TBI members Stu Needleman and Ken Goodman “discovered” Phil Henry at an informal barn concert in Sanbornton and came away full of the magic of his music and the wanted to share it in the Lakes Region community. The venue, Pitman’s Freight Room, constructed in 1890 as a hosiery freight depot in downtown Laconia, has been renovated and has all modern conveniences, while keeping it’s rustic charm intact. It is located at 94 New Salem St. in downtown Laconia. The October 13 event will see dinner served buffet style at 6:30 p.m. and followed by the music at 8 p.m. The cost for this all inclusive (but B.Y.O.B.) evening of dinner, dessert and entertainment is $27.50 per person. Groups of 4 or more pay a reduced rate of $25 per person. Tickets are available at the Temple website by mailing a check to Temple B’nai Israel, 210 Court Street,.Laconia 03246, or by calling the temple at 603-524-7044 for further information.

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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. Tuesday, October 9 at 7 PM the Library will host “Stories, Stones and Superstitions of New England” with best selling local author and television personality, Roxie J. Zwicker. Stay tuned for more October programs and stop in to pick up stories or poems from Edgar Allan Poe.

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Dear Annie: I am an 88-year-old father with three grown daughters. I have a substantial amount listed in my will, which originally was to be equally divided. A year ago, my youngest daughter and I had a falling out. I said something that irritated her, and she said I am not allowed to bring up that subject again. I replied, “Don’t tell me what I can talk about. If you don’t like what I say, don’t call,” and I hung up. She took that literally, and even though I made numerous attempts to reinstate myself into her life, I was rebuffed. I recently had major surgery. My daughter neither called nor visited. But her husband sent several emails blaming me for the estrangement, saying I should have apologized and what he really thought of me. Frankly, if my daughter had simply acted like nothing happened, it would have been over. Considering how I’ve always helped her financially, you’d think she would have cut me some slack. When my daughter made no attempt to end this hostility after six months, I had my attorney remove her as an heir to my estate. I have since learned that my son-in-law is quite upset about this. I think he’s been very instrumental in influencing my daughter’s behavior. I also believe the only reason he was ever pleasant to me was to ensure my daughter’s inheritance. Wills can always be changed, and if my daughter behaves better, I’m happy to reinstate her. But right now, I’m still angry and hurt by her intolerable treatment. Even if this gets resolved, I doubt I will ever feel the same toward either of them, and time is running out. -- S.W. in California Dear S.W.: Somehow, this altercation has developed into an argument about money. We agree that your daughter and her husband are behaving terribly. However, your age doesn’t absolve you of everything. A good first step toward reconcili-

ation is to apologize for hanging up on her instead of thinking she should treat it as if “nothing happened.” We hope she will accept this and allow the relationship to mend. We suggest asking one of her sisters to act as an intermediary. If she refuses to budge, however, there is nothing more you can do. Dear Annie: My entire family attended my cousin’s wedding in another state. One of my children flew in with his wife and two kids, and the others drove a long distance to attend. The wedding was quite elegant, and we had a nice time. We each sent lovely gifts that we spent a great deal of time selecting. After two months, we each received a generic preprinted thank-you note that didn’t mention the gifts specifically or say anything about using them. The notes weren’t even signed. What do you think of this “new” way of writing thank-you notes? I am so disappointed in my cousin. I hope the bridal couple sees this. -- Disheartened Michigander Dear Michigander: We hope the preprinted note was not the actual thank-you note, but just a placeholder letting you know the gift arrived and they will thank you properly later. Dear Annie: After reading numerous stories of married couples saying the passion has left their marriages, I had to put in my two cents’ worth. My husband and I have been married for 28 years. I, too, felt that we were in a rut. A couple of months ago, I texted a topless photo of myself to my husband while he was at work. That night, we had the most “fun” we’ve had in years. Now I keep the pictures coming on a random basis, gradually increasing the raciness. This one little step has been a lifesaver for our marriage. -- Somewhere in Virginia Dear Virginia: As long as no one else uses that phone and those photos don’t go viral, we’re all in favor of using whatever spice helps.

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Counseling SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING DWI Assessments, evaluations, one to one (Pre Trial/Hearing). Office or home visits. MS-MLADC 603-998-7337

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CAREGIVER LAND AUCTION- The Town of Bartlett Board of Selectmen will be holding a Public Auction by Sealed Bid on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 9:00AM at the Bartlett Town Hall, Selectmen's Office, 56 Town Hall Road, Intervale, NH in order to sell tax deeded property in the Town of Bartlett, NH which has been acquired by Tax Collector's deed. Bid packets can be obtained at the Selectmen's Office during regular business hours or by calling (603)356-2950.

Autos $-TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606

As a senior myself, I know the value of a good caregiver at a time of need. Over 40 years experience. Many letters of recommendation. 286-2635 Leave Message

BOATS 16ft. Old Town Canoe- Square stern, motor, dolly, roof rack, oars, oar locks. $795. 524-6663

For Rent ALTON/GILFORD Line 2BR Cottage w/3-season Porch, $220-235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $240-260/week +utilities. Beach access. 603-365-0799. 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.

1998 Nissan Altima, 146k, auto, cruise, sunroof, power seats, good tires. Asking $2,750. 393-8996

BELMONT- Available NOW. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet area, heat included. $850/mo. All housing certificates accepted. 781-344-3749

2005 Kia Rio, 4 dr, auto, a/c, 104K Miles, new timing belt and water pump, great on gas. $4,000.

FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week.

For Rent BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269. GILFORD - 1 or 2-bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. Laconia 2 bedroom apartment. Parking, nice yard, walk to downtown. No pets. Security deposit. $185/week, includes heat. 603-267-7949 LACONIA 2-Bedroom House. Good neighborhoow, 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 Winter Rental: 3 Bedroom, 2-Bath home washer/ dryer/dishwasher. Weirs Blvd., Laconia/Weirs. $800/month. + utilities. 393-0458. LACONIA1 bedroom $150/Week, includes heat & hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- 3 bedroom apartment. $780/Month plus utilities. Security deposit/references. 520-8212 LACONIA- Beautiful duplex on quiet dead-end street off Pleasant. 2-3 bedrooms, large kitchen/dining, replacement windows, hardwood throughout, basement/attic/garage, hookups, sunny yard, pets considered. Non-smokers only. 1600+ sf. $1,000/Month + utilities. References/credit check required. Security & last months rent. 556-2631 LACONIA- Quiet 2 bedroom on water. No smoking. Heat included.

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294

MEREDITH ROOMATE to share 2 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home on own land. All utilities included, available Oct. 12th. 279-7871

LACONIA- Wingate Village, 103 Blueberry Lane. 3-bedroom townhouses for rent. $875. Washer/Dryer hookups, private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C, in convenient location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. LACONIA: 1-bedroom, 3rd floor, . $150/week, all utilities included. 524-7218 or 832-3535. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234,

MEREDITH- FURNISHED room, own bathroom, utilities included. $425/Mo. 290-1700 MEREDITH: First floor, 2-bedrooms, livingroom, dining room, large screened porch, near town. $700/month +utilities. 387-2426. MOULTONBOROWaterfront winter rental. 2-bedroom furnished apartment, new construction, quiet location, no pets. $1,250. 603-253-8438 MOULTONBOROUGH 1 bedroom cottage, large private lot, dog negotiable, no smoking, $700 plus utilities. (603)476-8450.

LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, first floor. off street parking, W/D hookups, no smoking, no dogs, $850/ month + utlities, security/ references. 603-318-5931.

MOULTONBOROUGH 2 bedroom 2 bath mobile home, with appliances, avail. Nov. 1st, no utilities, $850. 677-6464.

LACONIA: Big 1BR, includes washer/dryer, 2-car parking, snow removal. $125 per week. No utilities. No dogs. No smoking. 781-283-0783.

MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipe saukee Waterfront 2-Bedroom Cottage: $1,250, including utilities. Quiet location No pets. Available now. (603)253-8848.

LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, first floor, near LRGH. Large kitchen and storage room, hookups, private parking, large yard. $775/Month. No pets/smoking. 524-5455 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Great, Large 1-bed room Apartment. Looking for Great tenant. Completely renovated, with upscale finishes. $725/Month. 566-6815 LACONIA: Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2-story, 1.5 bath condo. Includes washer/dryer, pets considered. $1,100/Mo. 603-630-5671 or 630-4855 LAKEPORT- Clean 1st floor 1 bedroom apartment. Heat/hot water, no smoking/no pets. $700/Month or $175/Weekly. References & deposit. 387-9575

TILTON- 1 Bedroom downtown. $600 Includes heat, on street parking only. 857 264 1740

MEREDITHSmall ranch. 2 bedroom, 1 acre of land, new floors, $875/Month. Call Mary 603-493-1197

TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, $630/ Month, heat/ hot water included. No dogs, 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

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For Rent

For Sale

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $165-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

SPRINGFIELD Armory 1911-A1, NIB, 2 mags and leather holster. $650; plus 4 mags, vintage military holster, pouch (1918) belt set, B/0 603-875-0363



TRADE or sell 80s G6 Yamaha electric golf cart, new batteries with charger for snowmobile of equal value $1500 or best offer 603-630-3482.

Must have basic knowledge of production press operation. Capable of high quality work. Will train motivated applicants.

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-Vacation

TREADMILL $75, elliptical machine $75, 1987 31 ft. Winnabago motorhome $4900/ bro. 286-8217

CONWAY: 2 bdrm & loft condo close to town & ski areas. Available Xmas week thru March. $750/mo. Call (603)986-5947.

WEIDER Pro 9635 3 Station Weight System. Up to 360 lbs. resistance. $250. 253-7079

For Rent-Commercial

WURLITZER Console Piano w/Bench. Model 2760 Excellent Condition. $500. 253-7079

Furniture AMAZING!

SHOP/STORAGE Approx. 1500 sf. of warehouse space near downtown Laconia w/own entrance. Office space w/private entry & 12’ x 12’ Overhead Door. Great shop or storage space. $1700/mo., including basic heat & electrical.

Contact 603-455-6643

For Sale 4-LIKE new Blizzak/ Artic Snow tires 205/60/R16. $160. Box of ocean fishing equipment 279-5227 90 Gallon marine aquarium- reef octopus protien skimmer- mega flow sump model 3, refractometer, misc. pumps & jets. 986-3540 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. COLOR TV: 25” RCA Console Model & Toshiba VCR Player. Great condition. $50/best offer. 524-5529. 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.

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.

ELECTRIC Hospital Bed with mattress. Used little, $750/OBO. Used electric wheelchair, heavy duty, very good condition, $550/OBO. Jazzy Electric Wheelchair, excellent condition, $650. Handicap equipment: Bed trapeze, walkers, tripod cain, pull bars, etc. Best offer. 279-7708 FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419 Gorgeous red sleigh, completely restored. $1,150. or best offer. 508-763-8471 GREEN FIREWOOD- Cut, not split $140/cord; Cut & split $185/cord. Seasoned firewood. $250. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416.

Scrap lumber & firewood. You pick up. $40 1/2 cord truck. 293-0683 SLATE Bumper Pool Table- Balls, sticks, instructions & rack. Very good condition, $250. 527-2550

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Apply in Person NO PHONE CALLS Stamping Technologies

Lakes Business Park 20 Growth Rd. Laconia

Experienced painter wanted for work in the Lakes Region of NH. Transportation & tools required. Pay commensurate with experience. Call Kevin 293-0466, email

INSURANCE Inspector wanted. Part-time, light commercial & residential inspections. Experience required. Contact 508-998-6115



TPW Vacations in Waterville Valley is seeking friendly individuals to provide service and information to our valued guests. This position requires excellent customer service skills including making reservations, greeting and accommodating guests. To apply, please email David Boston

JW Electric is currently accepting applications for licensed electrician for immediate employment. Call John for interview 279-6386

NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.



DESK: 3ft. wide X 6ft. L X 29in. high. 5-drawers, solid wood. Must pickup. 524-8444 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

Heavy Equipment


GMC 7500 Log Truck. 1978 48K miles, Barco 60 loader, Turner Tag axle. $12,000. 393-7328

Laundry Department & Front Counter

JOHN DEERE 440B Skidder1974, very good condition, new chains. $10,000. 393-7328

Join our award winning team.

Help Wanted

Hours are Mon-Fri, 7:00am - 1:30pm Will train the right person Call for appointment: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

COMMUNITY MANAGERS TPW's team of qualified and accredited managers have a comprehensive understanding of the maintenance and management needs of residential homeowners associations. We are looking for qualified people who want to join a team oriented, growing company in our Waterville Valley office. Experienced individuals please apply to David Boston

2 Part Time Dishwashers Wanted Apply In Person Brookside Pizza II In Belmont, Village Plaza corner of Rte. 140 & 106

INDOOR TREE- 8ft. B. Ficus, loves the sun. $150. 528-5120 MOVING out sale! All things must go! Best Offers. Loudon. 267-8880

Help Wanted

DINING Table w/4 Matching Napoleon Chairs. Ceramic Tile Top. 46" square w/ 20" Butterfly Leaf. Like new. $500.l 253 7079

DRY FIREWOOD $250/CORD, $700/All 3 cords. You pick up. 520-4617 DRY firewood $275/Cord. Oak, maple, ash, beech & birch. Free delivery. 524-9011

Help Wanted

EXPERIENCED AUTO RECONDITIONER/DETAILER For busy used car dealership. Competitive pay. Must have driver’s license & transportation. Automotive detailing experience a must. Please email resumé to:

Quik Laundry & Cleaners 401 South Main Street Laconia, NH


LINCARE, a leading national respiratory company, seeks caring Service Representative to service patients in their home for oxygen and equipment needs. Warm personalities, age 21+, who can lift up to 120 lbs., should apply. CDL w/DOT a plus or obtainable. Growth opportunities are excellent. Drug-free workplace. EOE. Call Carol Breen at 603-267-7406 or fax resume to 603-267-8231

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS The TPW maintenance division in the Waterville Valley, has a variety of service requirements suited for Individuals with a skill set in general property maintenance and home repairs. Experienced individuals please apply to: David Boston,

“WE’RE HIRING” Call your local Recruiter! SFC Michael Sullivan (603)731-5505


COUNTERPERSON Immediate opening for full-time position. Experience helpful, but will train the right individual. Full benefit package includes 401(K), profit sharing, monthly bonus, paid vacation & holidays, medical and dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, employee discount program, paid training and certification and more. Apply in Person: 580 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246

PART Time/Full Time Help. Experienced in appliance sales only. Please apply in person. 742 Tenney Mountain Hwy. Plymouth

TPW Vacations is seeking Individuals to join our Vacation Rental management team. This role requires leadership, excellent customer service skills and an understanding of the Waterville Valley resort area. To apply, please email David Boston

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Special workshop on Raku firing offered at Lakes Region Community College LACONIA — International award winning artist Christine Merriman will be doing a special workshop in Raku firing, at the Lakes Region Community College, Ceramics Department, the first two weekends of October. Raku firing is a dramatic and fast ancient Japanese technique for firing ceramic wares to gorgeous colors, with textural and crackle glazes, and incredible

metallic lusters. The dates of this workshop are October 5 & 6, and 12 & 13, and costs $225 per person. Ms. Merriman’s work has taken “Best in Ceramics”, three times, at the League of NH Craftsman’s Sunapee Art Fair, plus several other awards. Call LRCC at 524-3207 or 800357-2992 for more information and to sign up.

At left: Christine Merriman opens her raku kiln while James Locke, Ceramics Instructor at LRCC, and Jean Cox, owner of Art Escape Pottery Shop, Laconia, and former LRCC student, look on. (Courtesy photo)

Laconia Indoor Winter Market opens season Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m., at Skate Escape LACONIA — The Laconia Indoor Winter Market opens for the season on Thursday, October 4 from 3-6 p.m. and will be open every Thursday therough May 30, 2013 at Skate Escape on Court street in Laconia.

The market is looking at 30 vendors this season with local farmers who offer locally grown veggies, locally raised meats that are hormone free and grass fed, and more, as well as local bakers, candy makers,

Help Wanted





2007 Honda Metropolitan Scooter. 49cc, 750 miles, mint condition, $1,000. 387-9342


FLUFF n BUFF House Cleaning: Call Nancy for free estimate. 738-3504.

Career minded individuals. No experience required. $500 per week. International company with office in Rochester, NH looking for reliable people in the following departments: Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Set Up & Display. Management training is also available for those who are selected. We offer: $1000 sign on bonus (per company agreement), paid vacations, rapid advancement, positive working environment. Please call now to schedule an interview (603)822-0220.

HARLEY Davidson 1968 FLHExcellent condition, $7,000. 393-7328

Buy • Sell • Trade

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


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

Major credit cards accepted


Business Telephone Systems Sales, Repairs Data & Voice Cabling. 20 Years in Business 524-2214


artisans and local independent sales reps. For more information call 455-7515 or visit www.



TILE DESIGN Tile & Marble Installation & Repair Carpentry & Decks Bathroom Remodeling


25 Years of Experience References, Insured

Small Jobs Are My Speciality


Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email:

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

Professional Painting Affordable price. Michael Marcotte 455-6296

Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235


cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed 603-356-4759

Land GILFORD: 1 1/4 acre level & dry wooded lot with 175' on paved town road just over the Laconia line. $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

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.

1976 Harley FLH- Good condition, $5,000 or best offer. 455-6296


Home Care

Custodian Substitutes

Prior school district experience preferred. Applications are available on our website or by contacting Winnisquam Regional School District, 433 West Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276

(603) 286-4116 EOE

SPR Property Services Residential & small office cleaning. Mobile home hand washing. Trash & junk removal. Shannon 998-6858

STEVES LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARD WORK For all your yard needs and tree removal. 524-4389 or 630-3511

SENIOR HOME CARE COMPANIONS elder care services. Our caregivers are screened, interviewed, experienced, qualified and over 50. Senior services include mature, caring companionship, meals, shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation, personal care and respite. Service is provided hourly, overnight or as a 24-hour individualized home elder care service. Look us up at Call for a free in-home assessment, (603)556-7817.

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