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Binnie said buying old Laconia police station for WLNH By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Millionaire industrialist and investment banker Bill Binnie is the party negotiating with the city to purchase the former police station at 51 Church Street, the Daily Sun has learned from different sources familiar with the situation.
A resident of Rye, principal of Carlisle Capital Corporation and owner of WBIN-TV of Derry, Binnie is in the process of acquiring some of the 30 radio stations in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont liquidated by bankrupt Nassau Broadcasting Partners, including WLNHFM (98.3) and four other stations — WLKZ-FM (104.9),
WJYY-FM (105.5), WNHW-FM (93.3) and WEMJ-AM (1490) — operating from Gilford. It is said that he intends to relocate the offices and studios of the radio stations from Gilford Village West office park to downtown Laconia. Neither Binnie nor the station management at WLNH returned phone calls seeking
comment yesterday. City Manager Scott Myers also declined comment. The move, which would represent a significant investment in the center of the city, underscores assurances made when he agreed to purchase the stations in May. Then, said Binnie, “this is all about local ownersee WLNH page 12
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BELMONT — The ex-husband of a current town employee has filed suit in Belknap County Superior Court saying he was not told about a less expensive health insurance option available to him when he was divorced in April of 2006. James Paquette was married to Financial Officer Brenda Paquette. After their divorce he said he elected to continue his health care insurance under the provisions of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 — or COBRA — a federal law that, in part, allows people to keep their health insurance coverage for a period of time under certain conditions as long as they pay the premium themselves. Paquette said he paid approximately $524.08 a month (about $18,864 over three years) to have his own insurance see sUIT page 13
Andrea and Bob Grevior, of Grevior Furniture in Franklin, have opened a retail outlet for the fine crafts produced by inmates in the state’s prison system. They say many of the store’s customers travel from afar to take advantage of the high quality and affordable prices. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
Greviors finding Corrections Outlet a magnet for downtown Franklin By adaM drapchO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
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As stocks soar, more companies join the $100 a share club NEW YORK (AP) — High prices help sell watches, sports cars and handbags by suggesting rare quality. Now, they may be helping sell stocks, too. The number of stocks priced at $100 or more is at a multi-decade high. Companies worried that sticker shock would keep small investors from buying used to split their shares in two or more to lower the price. But now splits are scarce, and a triple-digit stock has cachet. “It shows investors have confidence in you,” says Jon Johnson, editor of Stocksplits.net, an investing newsletter. “It’s another thing you can point to and say, “We’re doing fine in uncertain times.” Jeffrey Hirsch, editor of the Stock Trader’s Almanac, calls it a new “badge of achievement.”
Among stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, 42 trade for $100 or more, according to Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices, which manages the index. That is the highest in his records, which date back 36 years. A surging stock market has helped lift the price of stocks, as has inflation over the years. But experts suggest a bigger reason is that more companies are refusing to cut prices with splits that swaps a single share for multiple shares. A two-for-one split, for instance, cuts a $100 share into two $50 shares. Other features of the rise of triple-digit stocks: — It reflects an investor retreat. Companies used to split shares because they worried small investors would get spooked by a $100 price tag, Silverblatt
says. But Main Street folks have been selling hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of individual stocks from their brokerage accounts in the past 5½ years, according to the Federal Reserve. That has left much of the stock trading to professional investors and hedge funds and other so-called institutions with plenty of money. So companies don’t feel pressure to split shares. “They don’t care about the individuals anymore,” says Kristina Minnick, a finance professor at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. Their owners are “mostly institutions, and (high prices) don’t faze them.” — Credit lower trading fees, too. Investors once see STOCKS page 11
PARIS (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier has survived after being poisoned and buried alive — and he can thank the man who saw the ground wiggle. Ethan came back to life on his third birthday after someone tried to kill him. He had a whole chain of saviors: the man who dug him up, the firefighters who rushed him off and a veterinarian who nursed him back to life. Sabrina Zamora, president of an animal association in Charleville-Mezieres, 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Paris, said Friday the little white dog with a black ear was “flat as a pancake” when he was dug up from his grave Tuesday near a lakeside pedestrian path. “It’s extraordinary. We only see this in TV movies,” said veterinarian Philippe Michon. “He came back to life and without a scratch. It’s rather miraculous.” The vet said when firemen brought the dirt-covered terrier to his office “he was completely cold, he was barely breathing.” Michon used hot water bottles to warm up Ethan’s seemingly lifeless body. The dog was so cold his veins had collapsed and it was hard to find one to hydrate him but within 24 hours the dog was back on his feet. According to the veterinarian and Zamora, a man walking by just happened to see the ground moving — an apparent result of convulsions from the dog’s poisoning. The man then got a shovel and dug the dog up. Ethan was identified through a microchip that see DOG page 14
former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says in his new book Sandusky’s wife once called down to the basement while he was being attacked and Sandusky dismissed her by saying he was busy. Aaron Fisher writes in “Silent No More” that Dottie Sandusky asked her husband to fix a table upstairs but that when he replied he was fixing an air hockey table she dropped the subject. “Sarge,” Fisher wrote, using her nickname, “never went down to the basement.” The basement, according to court testimony, is where Sandusky abused Fisher and other boys who
as Victim 1, put aside anonymity Friday to speak about his ordeal as a child, telling ABC’s “20/20” he had contemplated suicide because authorities took so long to prosecute Sandusky, nearly three years after he and his mother first alerted school officials. The Associated Press bought an early copy of Fisher’s book, which is being published next week. Jerry Sandusky didn’t testify at trial but has repeatedly said he is innocent, and Dottie Sandusky has maintained she never saw him behave inappropriately with children. Not only that, Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amensee BOOK page 13
French dog that was poisoned Sandusky accuser tells of abuse ordeal in new book HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A young man whose stayed overnight at his home. and buried alive survives sexual-abuse claims triggered the investigation of Fisher, who was known publicly for a year only
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BY ROGER AMSDEN played a similar role with Laconia’s Babe FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN Ruth league during the same era. Former City Councilman Niel Young, LACONIA — Richard Colby, the man for who was himself involved in many youth whom the Little League field at Opechee sports organizations, remenbers Colby as Park is named, died this week at the age a soft-spoken man who really cared about of 93 and is remembered as Laconia’s ‘’Mr. young people and the community. Little League’’ by those who worked with ‘’If you were going to call some adult ‘Mr. him during the 50 years of service to the Little League it would be him.’’ said Young. youth of the community. Colby, a star third baseman at Concord ‘’He left a mark that will never be forHigh School in the 1930s, where he also gotten. That’s why the Little League field played basketball and football, played was named after him. He was probably the RIchard Colby AAA baseball for an industrial league most even-tempered and caring person I (Courtesy photo) team from Conematic Machine Shop in ever worked with. He was the glue that held everything together for the Little League. Virginia before joining the Army in 1942 and served Everyone respected him and he was always the in Europe during World War II. person we turned to get things done,’’ said Red CharHe came to Laconia shortly after the war, where land, who started coaching Little League teams in he worked for New England Telephone Company. 1964 and himself had 40 years of involvement with He and his wife, Priscilla, raised a family four and the Laconia league. were deeply involved in the community. Colby was active in the Laconia Little League ever A member of the Masons for over 60 years, Colby since it was founded in 1953, serving as a coach, was a long-time member of the Laconia Rotary Club, manager, treasurer, vice president, president of the where he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award for league as well as president of District Two in the community service. He was also active with the Boy state Little League organization. Scouts and for 15 years was a member of the Laco‘’He was like the godfather of Little League. My nia Parks and Recreation Commission . heart goes out to the Colby family over his loss and He also served as president of the Opechee Park I hope they take consolation in knowing how much Club and a long-time deacon at the Laconia CongreDick Colby was loved and respected by all the people gational Church, who knew him,’’ said Charland. ‘’His greatest love was baseball and Opechee Others echoed the same sentiments. Park,’’ Charland recalled, saying that it was through ‘’There was almost nothing that he didn’t do. He the efforts of fellow coaches like Bill Tuttle, Bert did so much to help build up the league and was Decormier and Herb Walker that the Little League always there to for the kids who wanted to play,’’ field was renamed the Richard C. Colby Little recalls Ronnie Laramie, whose father Armand League Field in June of 1982. GIRL from page 2 down in Pakistan. He said her bullet wound has become infected. A large bruise beneath her left eye could be seen in the photo released Friday, showing Malala in her hospital bed with a toy bear. The upbeat report galvanized Malala’s many backers, who had feared the worst. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, daughter of the late Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, described Malala’s progress as wondrous. “Miracles of today: Malala able to stand,” she tweeted. Canadian writer and journalist Irshad Manji celebrated the girl’s progress on Twitter: “So listen up world; Miracle Malala has more 2 say.” Brain injury experts stressed, however, that she is
at the start of what will be a long process. Dr. Jaime Levine, medical director of brain injury rehabilitation at the Rusk Rehabilitation unit at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, said Malala’s ability to stand with assistance and move her arms was a “wonderful sign,” but the doctor said it was too soon to say whether she would make a complete recovery. “For some, recovery from a brain injury is a lifelong process,” Levine said. “Some people are left with limitations for the rest of their lives. We speak about recovery in terms of goals and function. For a 15-year-old girl attending school with the promise of her whole life in front of her, goals for her are to finish school and to have a job one day and to have a see next page
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Rte. 3 crash sends 1 car into Belmont store By Gail OBer
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BELMONT — Three people were taken to Lakes Region General Hospital last night after a two car accident on Route 3 sent a SUV into the Home Energy Products show room. Police Crp. Adam Hawkins said it appeared a person driving a red SUV was leaving El Jimador Restaurant just around 7 p.m. and was trying to make a left turn toward Tilton when the car collided with a Honda Pilot that was headed toward Laconia. The Honda shot across Route 3, glanced off a dumpster and stopped after going through the wall. Business owner Steve Gorse said the business was closed and no one was in the portion of the building that was struck. The red SUV stopped in the middle of Route 3.
The crash happened in the middle of a downpour. Adding to the mayhem was a considerable amount of traffic and a burglar and fire alarm in the business that were still sounding while police and fire fighters removed the victims. Hawkins said the woman driving the Pilot and her two children were taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital for treatment of what he said were non-life threatening injuries. Belmont Police were able to keep traffic moving through Route 3 by diverting Laconia-bound traffic through the El Jimador parking lot and reducing the flow to one lane only. Hawkins said police and fire remained on Route 3 for about an hour. He said the cause of the actual crash was still under investigation.
Franklin man returns to prison half-way house after being out of touch for 6 hours
CONCORD — A Franklin man who walked-away from his work-release program is back in custody after he returned voluntarily to a half-way house after being gone for about six hours. Corrections Department Spokesman Jeff Lyons said Robert W. Gallagher, 43, was taken directly to the N.H. State Prison and could face new charges up to and including felony escape. A area-wide BOLO (Be On the Lookout) Alert was issued by the DOC
asking police to watch for Gallagher who they said was seen getting into a 2003 black Jeep Grand Cherokee that was registered to someone who lives at a Tilton address. The lookout said corrections officials felt Gallagher may have been headed to the Lakes Region. Lyons said he is serving a sentence for receiving stolen property and was scheduled for parole in March. — Gail Ober
Correction: U.S. budget deficit is over $1-trillion, not billion An article in our Friday, Oct. 19 edition about Congressman Frank Guinta’s remarks to the Laconia Rotary Club on Thursday mistakenly
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from preceding page family. ... But we’re not talking about those goals yet. We’re talking about short-term goals.” Malala has come to be a symbol for a girl’s right to education. At the age of 11, she began writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about life under the Taliban in the Swat Valley. After the military ousted the militants in 2009, she began publicly speaking out about the need for
girls’ education. She appeared frequently in the media and was given one of the country’s highest civilian honors for her bravery. Malala was shot and critically wounded on Oct. 9 as she headed home from school in the northwest Swat Valley. The Taliban said they targeted Malala, a fierce advocate for girls’ education, because she promoted “Western thinking” and was critical of the militant group.
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The Benghazi cover-up On Sept. 11, scores of men with automatic weapons and RPGs launched a night assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and set the building ablaze. Using mortars, they launched a collateral attack on a safe house, killing two more Americans, as other U.S. agents fled to the airport. On Sept. 14, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the attack came out of a spontaneous protest caused by an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. On Sept. 16, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told the entire nation the attack had not been premeditated or preplanned but emanated from a spontaneous protest of the nasty video. On Sept. 25, Obama at the United Nations mentioned the video six times. But when they were pushing this tale, what did the White House actually know? For we have now learned that the assault was observed in near real time by the State Department’s Charlene Lamb, who was in contact with the security section at the Benghazi compound. The next day, Sept. 12, Fox News and Eli Lake of The Daily Beast reported that U.S. intelligence had concluded it was terrorism. Within 24 hours of the attack, U.S. intelligence had identified some of the terrorists as members of an al-Qaida affiliate. Thus either administration higher-ups were ignorant for more than a week of what their own agents knew, and are thus manifestly incompetent, or they colluded in a cover-up and orchestrated deception. As the facts are revealed, the weight of evidence tilts toward the latter conclusion. Why? Because we now know there never was any protest at the Benghazi compound — not against an anti-Muslim video or anything else. And if there was no protest, who sent Carney out to blame the attack on the protest? And if there was no protest, who programmed Rice and put her on five separate Sunday talk shows to attribute the massacre to a protest that never happened? If real-time intelligence and U.S. agents at the scene knew it was premeditated, preplanned terrorism by Sept. 12, who told Rice to deny specifically on Sept. 16 that the attack was premeditated or preplanned? Indeed, why was Rice sent out at all? She is not in the chain of command. Why she accepted the assignment is obvious. She wants to be Hillary Clinton’s successor as secretary of state. But who put her up to this? Who pushed her out front to mislead us? The CIA’s David Petraeus or Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should have been sent out to say what we knew, five
days after the massacre. As Chris Stevens reported to the secretary of state and President Obama, why was Hillary or National Security Adviser Tom Donilon not sent out to explain what had happened to Stevens and the others? Looking back, Carney and Rice appear to have been used by their superiors. Carney would never have gone out to speculate on his own about what happened in Benghazi. His line on Sept. 14 had to have been fed to him by the White House chief of staff, Donilon, Obama or all of them. As for Rice, someone contacted those five TV networks to put her on. And the party line she delivered — the opposite of the truth — had to have been fed to her, almost word for word — by Donilon or the chief of staff. Could Donilon or Hillary have been in the dark about what Rice was going to say? Could they have still been in the dark about what had happened five days before in Benghazi, when Hillary’s own deputy Charlene Lamb had followed the terrorist attack in near real time? Hillary and the entire Obama national security team are in that famous photo with Obama watching Seal Team Six in Abbottabad when Osama bin Laden was taken down. Was the National Security Council alerted by Lamb when she was observing the attack in near real time? Did the NSC also observe? Was the president told by the NSC that we were getting real-time intel and video from Benghazi, and would he like to see? There is an even more fundamental question: Why did the White House persist with the phony story of a protest against a video being the cause of Ambassador Stevens’ death, when they had to know there was no protest? The most plausible explanation is that the truth — we were being hit with the worst terror attack since 9/11 in a city we saved — would have exposed Obama’s boasting about his Libya triumph and al-Qaida being “on the run” and “on the path to defeat” as absurd propaganda. AlQaida is now in Libya, Mali, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan. And the epidemic of anti-American riots across the Muslim world, with Arab Spring elections bringing to power Islamist regimes, testify to the real truth. After four years of Obama, it is America that is on the run in the Middle East. But we can’t let folks find that out until after Nov. 6. Hence the Benghazi cover-up. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. He won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 1996.)
LETTERS Two-thirds of our teachers graduated in bottom 50% of classes To the editor, Education is the perfect illustration that merely throwing more UNION labor at any problem will fix it. For decades we have tried to boost academic outcomes by hiring MORE teachers and we have NOTHING to show for it. Reflect on these depressing facts. In 1970 we had 2.06-million teachers, one for every 22.3 students. In 2012 we have 3.27-million teachers, one for every 15.2 students. Have the ADDED million plus teachers improved graduation rates? Nope, they were 75-percent in 1970, they are the same in 2012. Have the ADDED million plus teachers improved academic performance? Nope. We are falling further behind in every international testing forum. 1.66 million students took the SATs in 2012. Scores fell in two out of the three critical areas tested. Reading test scores dropped to the lowest level in 40 years. The SAT report stated 43 percent of the students tested were likely not prepared adequately to do well in college. The ACT college tests indicated as many as 75 percent of the students they tested were not likely to do well in college. What is Barack Obama promising that is the sure cure to all that ails education? A new ARMY of teachers? We have 40 plus years of UNDENIABLE evidence stuffing class rooms to the ceiling with more teachers does NOTHING TO IMPROVE EDUCATION except provide warm homes for another million people. Parents love the concept of smaller class sizes in the same way they imagine the ben-
efits of having a personal chef. Trouble is when you need to hire 3-million plus OUTSTANDING iron chefs what you end up is the last 2 million with teaching skills closer to the MacDonald’s FRY GUY. We already know two-thirds of the teachers that occupy America class rooms today graduated in the BOTTOM 50-percent of their class. Imagine the caliber of teachers we could hire if we focused on doubling or tripling their wages based on academic performance and productivity. The focus on teacher quantity rather than QUALITY has been the wrong approach. Even if we DOUBLED SALARIES states, cities and towns could potentially save hundreds of billions in long term obligations like pensions and retiree health care obligations that are bankrupting us. All while putting TOP TEACHER talent in FRONT OF THE KIDS attracted there by outstanding wages rewarded on merit in exchange for ACTUALLY EDUCATING OUR KIDS rather than the MIRAGE of educating our kids. Rather than pay and benefit another NEW battalion of teachers that money should be used to DEVELOP and purchase advanced educational programs and equipment allowing education at long last to apply technology to mitigate costs. The path to innovation and higher productivity in every industry comes in the substitution of investment capital for labor. We use a cheaper but just as effective technology as a substitute for very EXPENSIVE labor. Kids aren’t widgets but 80-percent of the science that makes private industry run so efficiently is applicable. Tony Boutin Gilford
Rep. Kate Miller, in fact, did not support double taxation of LLCs To the editor, Mr. David Horvath’s letter of October 18 mentions (former) State Rep. Kate Miller’s endorsement/vote for an additional income tax on LLCs. That is not correct. Kate Miller did not support any additional taxes on LLCs and in fact, was very supportive when I contacted her regarding this issue.
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LETTERS I believe in freedom of religion but not as it’s understood today
Cutting college funding not in best interest of families & kids
To the editor, In response to Nancy Parsons’ response to my letter about the need for our nation to turn back to God: First off, if one does believe in God; it should be clear that God has a particular personality, if I can use that term to describe God, that is: that whatever we believe about Him, He is a certain way. What we believe doesn’t make him any different. Faith has a dynamic that changes our relationship with Him, but it doesn’t change who He is. That we have had freedom of religion is to a large extent due to the Christian heritage of our nation. Its function is to ensure that each man and woman has the freedom to come to know God as He is. This does allow false religions to exist unmolested, along with the truth, as long as the religious group does not transgress what is clearly understood by all without controversy to be wrong behavior: killing, causing physical injury etc... When we get to issues not so black and white, genuine freedom of religion should prevail; how else can we protect ones right to seek the truth. That there is a truth is self evident, that is why we have courts to decide criminal and civil cases. To say that there is no truth or that all religions are equal in relation to truth is itself a theological stance, and at that an indefensible stance, it is a pandering that seeks to make every one feel good. This is not a neutral stance but a ruse, a smoke screen to hide behind, to allow policy makers to establish the religion of secular humanism as the country’s established religion all the while claiming to be religion neutral. In order to keep all this in place the government has
To the editor, I am writing regarding cuts to the University System of N.H. I am a resident of Gilford, currently have a daughter attending UNH, and have a son who will be attending college soon. Cuts were made last year to the University System of New Hampshire by the Republican legislators in the amount of $48 million out of a $100 million budget. They also severely cut aid to the Community College System of N.H.,which is important in terms of entry-level higher education and job training. Last year, legislators eliminated ALL scholarship aid, making N.H. the ONLY state without a state-sponsored scholarship program. Two of the legislators responsible for these cuts are current State Representatives Collette Worsman and Bob Greemore are both running for re-election to represent Gilford and Meredith. Facts: 1. N.H. students have the HIGH-
to persecute genuine seekers of the truth — for if the truth is shown to be the truth all of this falls apart — that is what we are beginning to see in the conflict between provisions in ObamaCare and Catholic institutions, between colleges and counseling students, and between parents and school administrations. It is in a large part what is behind resistance to school choice initiatives. They have captive every young person whose parents cannot afford to send them to a private school and who cannot home school. They can fill their minds with atheistic doctrines from K to 12. Nancy, from what I understand the main focus in our public schools has been shifting from education to indoctrination for some time. It’s why they’re failing. As to separation of church and state and the Constitution, if you read it, it’s not written in there. The idea comes from external sources and latter case precedents. Not that I disagree entirely with the concept, but I certainly disagree with how it has come to be understood today. I believe that I have been clear that what I have been advocating is a return to a faith that our country at one time by in large possessed. At no time that I am aware of has our country ever been a theocracy. There was a time however when we were willing to call the truth the truth. Our Declaration of Independence established us as a nation under God. Past generations of Americans were willing to embrace that concept. If we cut loose from that now it will only be to our destruction. John Demakowski Franklin
Why a conservative person like me is supporting Kate Miller To the editor, It must seem strange to the reader to learn a fiscal conservative person like myself is encouraging people to vote for Kate Miller in the upcoming election for the House of Representative of - Belknap 2. While Kate Miller and I might disagree on things at the national level we both agree on New Hampshire. It is not just Kate’s New Hampshire first philosophy which impressed me but Kate’s New Hampshire First Action which won me over. Kate became aware of the difficulties facing survivability of New Hampshire ambulances, especially in the North Country. Even though Kate was not in office, she took time and effort to meet with myself and other EMS leaders to hear what we had to say. Kate immediately understood that ambulances are the front door to health care for the sickest among us.
This isn’t a party issue, this isn’t a political stance, this is a New Hampshire “people’s lives” issue. With Kate’s help and guidance, EMS Leaders were allowed to meet with key state decision makers to express our concerns, explain the problems and hopefully, because of Kate’s help, we were successful in convincing them to stave off plans which could have unintentionally cost lives and radically changed the delivery of health care in New Hampshire for the worse. Kate is not even in office at this point, we couldn’t disagree more on all things health care and the only thing that mattered was doing what’s best for New Hampshire. If Kate is willing to do this kind of service for New Hampshire when she is not in office, I know she will serve us well in Concord. Scott A. Hodgkins, President BestCare Ambulance Services, Inc. Gilford
Pres. Obama is quintessential model of a populist demagogue To the editor, He’s clearly no JFK. He’s no FDR. He’s not even an LBJ or a Jimmy Carter. He’s perhaps the most incompetent and unethical man to occupy the White House. His vision for America is the antithesis of the Constitution and our founding principles and values. His teachers and mentors are a dubious
communists and America-hating radical activists. His rhetoric bears little or no resemblance to his left wing agenda. He is the quintessential model of a populist demagogue. Four years later, the still unshakable devotion and credulity of the Obama faithful defies all common sense and rational understanding.
EST student loan debt in the nation! 2. N.H. ranks LAST in the nation for state aid per resident to support public higher education. 3. N.H. has the fourth HIGHEST instate tuition rate in the nation. (The other colleges with higher tuition rates all rank above UNH in terms of education.) Both the University System of N.H. and the Community College System of N.H. are paramount to the education of N.H. residents. The facts listed above are certainly NOT in the best interest of N.H. families and their children. Based solely on the FACTS, I will be supporting the Democratic candidates for District 2, Gilford and Meredith. Please join me on November 6, and vote for Lisa DiMartino and Bill Johnson of Gilford, and Kate Miller and Sandy Mucci of Meredith. They understand the importance of providing quality, affordable higher education for our children’s future. Nigel Croft Gilford
Does Bob Lamb really want to bring back the $30 auto surcharge? To the editor, I had the opportunity last week to attend a candidates’ forum in Haverhill and hear from Bob Lamb and Jeanie Forrester, both candidates for the Senate District 2 seat. I also saw on the front page of The Laconia Daily Sun on Saturday, October 6th that Bob and Jeanie had appeared in a forum hosted by the Belknap County Economic Development Council on October 5th. I know that so far, Jeanie and Bob have already appeared together in four forums and that there are three more events coming up (October 15, October 17, and October 30), so I must admit I am confused to keep reading letters to the editor claiming that Jeanie will not appear with Bob. By the end of this campaign, Jeanie and Bob will have been in at least seven events together. From the letters written, it seems the timing of
the events, the location of the events, and the format of the events are not satisfactory to Bob or his supporters. I implore these letter writers to tell us, in very specific terms, why they are supporting Lamb-and not just that “he’s a leader” and “he’s got solutions.” What makes him a leader? What are his solutions? Does he really want to bring back the $30 motor vehicle registration surcharge? Is it true that he wants to raise the gas tax or institute other regressive taxes on our lower income folks? Does he agree with the 24-percent increase in spending that Democrats brought forward or the 100+ taxes and fees that hammered our businesses and families? Looking forward to hearing from Bob Lamb on these and a myriad of other important issues. Debbie Johnson Campton
Join us at Opechee Cove for the Turkey Plunge on November 17 To the editor, This year marks the 8th Annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge. This family oriented fun event will take place in Laconia at Opechee Cove Beach on Saturday, November 17 with gates opening to the public at 10 a.m. and the actual plunging starting with a countdown by WLNH’s own Pat Kelly at noon. We invite all individuals or teams to join with the Salvation Army in making this year’s Plunge our best ever. Registration details are available at any branch of the Meredith Village Savings Bank, the Salvation Army (524-1834) or on-line at www. use. salvationarmy.org/laconia. All proceeds from the Plunge go directly to our work at your Lakes Region Salvation Army. These much needed funds help defray the cost of numerous Salvation Army programs including the senior lunch program and our homeless shelter, the Carey House. In these difficult economic times, we are experiencing more families than ever in need of support services; your donation or Turkey Plunge pledge can go a long way towards help-
lowing the Plunge, an open to the public and plungers luncheon will take place at the Laconia Middle School. Plungers will enjoy a free luncheon while the general public is asked for a $5 donation. Numerous gift certificate prizes will be drawn during the lunch for those attending. The lunch features the much acclaimed chili, chowder and soup from some of our finest area restaurants including Kitchen Cravings, Patrick’s Pub, Fratello’s, O Steak and Seafood, Hart’s and T-Bones. Lago will provide their delicious hot chocolate and Cara Bean Coffee will serve their outstanding hot coffee at the beach before the Plunge. Luncheon beverage service is provided by Coca-Cola of Northern New England while the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts students provide desserts and will act as servers that day. Come out as a family Nov 17 at Opechee Cove Beach to plunge, pledge, cheer, watch and enjoy lunch....all to benefit the Salvation Army. Captains Stephen & Sally Warren Salvation Army Corps Officers Laconia
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LETTERS You can expect an assault on 2nd Amendment in a second term
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To the editor, Attention all gun owners! This election is critical, in several ways, related to our right to own and legally use our firearms. President Obama gave brief lip service to the Second Amendment at the debate Tuesday in response to a question regarding AK 47s. He was correct in noting that they don’t often figure in crimes using firearms. He did brush lightly over the Second Amendment, then rambled on about keeping “cheap handguns out of the hands of criminals plus renewing the assault weapons ban”. Please note that Obama is surrounded with personal weapons ban advocates. The Attorney General, Eric Holder, of Fast and Furious (in) fame, has actually been found in contempt of Congress for his refusal to turn over White House documents pertinent to this fiasco. Obama then invoked “Executive Privilege” to block the release of thousands of White House documents related to this outlaw activity. Why bother if they don’t have anything to hide? Hillary Clinton has never seen a gun ban law that she didn’t admire. Obama himself, in his 16 years in public office, has voted for gun bans, ammunition bans, punitive taxes on firearms and ammunition, and bans on the use of firearms for self-defense, even in your own home. His own words to Sarah Brady as reported in a Washington Post interview on April 11, 2010 were “that he had to operate under the radar” (look it up) until he gets past this election. You can expect an all out assault on our Second Amendment rights if he cons the voters into giving him a second term. He will also have the opportunity to appoint up to three Supreme Court judges. Take a look at his first two, who actually lied about
To the editor, The recent column by Fergus Cullen is a typical smear article written without giving details that are needed to understand whether Bob was culpable, or even involved in some of the matters under SEC investigation. The fact that he made a lot of money during his career is not a crime. As far as I can see he had nothing to do with 17,000 people losing their jobs in the merger of the two very large banks which merged to save money If I have the timeline right, KPMG spun Bearing off in in 2000 with a public offering. After two years at Bear-
their take on the Second Amendment to the committee of mostly friendly senators at their confirmation hearings. Remember that all recent decisions in this area were only won by a one vote margin. Another such appointment will wipe out our rights for many years into the future. I don’t know what it will take for these advocates to realize that gun bans just don’t work. Obama is from Chicago, the hotbed of political corruption since recorded history. His former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is now the proud mayor of those bloody streets. Their murders totaled 406 as of the end of September 2012, despite having some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. If Obama is re-elected, his feel-good gun laws will only succeed in making criminals of all the now law abiding gun owners. Does he really think that the bad guys give a hoot about more laws and will give up their weapons?? They would love to see the citizens disarmed so that they don’t have to worry about looking down the barrel of a 12 gauge during a fun night of home invasions. One final note of great importance. Even if you are not crazy about Mitt Romney, do not sit home and refuse to vote for him. Get out there and take your buddies with you and vote to send Obama back to Chicago. Even you folks that don’t really care about our guns, one way or the other, should consider getting rid of Joe Biden. Consider that this man, so aptly featured in a clown suit in several political cartoons the day after his performance in the debate last Tuesday, is just that well known “heartbeat away” from the presidency. That may be even more frightening than another four years of Obama. Think about it! Donald Lockwood Laconia
We don’t need Burchell carrying on in the Russell tradition To the editor, I am writing to support Deb Chase for election as our representative for District 5 (Alton/Gilmanton). We will be electing two representatives from the district. She is a retired teacher who wants to bring reason to Concord. She wants to work on improving our economy, supporting public education, protecting health care programs and preserving personal choice. She believes in working with members of both parties to work toward practical solutions to problems. She will resist the divisive issues the extreme right promoted over the last two years under the leadership of Speaker O’Brien. Unfortunately, her opponents Steve Holmes and Dick Burchell will continue the same nonsense that has plagued the N.H. House in the last session. They are both extremely conservative. Holmes talks about being in favor of small government, fiscal responsibility, pro family and pro life — that’s code for more cuts to government which will impair needed services, restrictions on abortion and
repeal of gay marriage. He wants to take us backward. Burchell says he’s the anointed successor of Dave Russell, which means, based on Russell’s record, cutting health services, defunding Planned Parenthood, removing N.H. from participating in federal health care initiatives, banning abortions even when a woman’s health is in jeopardy, funding private and religious school vouchers with tax dollars, repealing kindergarten, limiting voters access to the polls, and even favoring the withdrawal of the U.S. from the U.N., to name a few of Russell’s regressive votes. Let’s be more careful this time who we elect. Deb Chase is moderate and practical — she doesn’t have a radical agenda like her opponents do. Please vote for her on November 6. Ella Jo Regan Mary Alice McCulloch Brenda Sens Nancy Farr Meg Hempel Nate and Betty Ann Abbott Gilmanton
ing, 2002, Bob resigned. It was the 2005 year that the SEC started investigating. This is three years after Bob left the firm. The firm had 16,000 employees world wide at its’s peak. The following from Wikipedia seems to point out that poor management decisions well after Bob left were the cause of the SEC probe. It could be that Bob left because he did not agree with the too rapid expansion of the company. I left the firm I founded because I did not agree with the way my partners wanted to expand. Kent Warner Center Harbor
Frank Guinta clearly doesn’t represent middle class or the poor To the editor, Frank Guinta wants to repeal The Affordable Care Act, change Medicare to a voucher system, slash Medicaid and privatize Social Security. Congressman Guinta has one of the worst environmental voting records. These issues are very important to me and my family! Frank Guinta received a zero rating from NARFE, which is an organization that tries to protect the earned benefits of active and retired federal employees. Congressman Guinta voted for the Paul Ryan budget that slashed programs for the poor. This will place a tremendous burden on organizations like Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army and food pantries that are
already being pushed to their limits. Should Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Frank Guinta get elected we could also see the elimination of charitable deductions on our income tax which would probably further reduce money being donated to these organizations that help people through tough times. If Frank Guinta doesn’t represent the middle class or the poor, who does he represent? Carol Shea-Porter is a grassroots candidate. She is aware of the issues that are important to ordinary Americans. Please join me in voting for Carol Shea-Porter. Paul Bonneville Lochmere (Tilton)
Jeanie Forrester gained respect of fellow senators in short time To the editor, I am pleased to endorse Senator Jeanie Forrester for re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate. Senator Forrester and I serve on the Senate Finance Committee. This is a critically important committee where the Senate writes its version of the budget. Working together, making difficult but necessary decisions, our current budget is balanced while meeting the most significant needs of our citizens given our flat revenue. This is not easy work. Jeanie showed her Senate colleagues that she is thoughtful, determined and very hard working. She has gained the respect of her fellow senators in a short time. It is very important that N.H. Senators emphasize constituent service
and building strong bonds with the communities they represent. Jeanie broke new ground as a senator by holding roundtable meetings with various local groups, from town road agents and superintendents, to teachers and welfare administrators. She actively informs her constituents with her bi-weekly e-newsletters and monthly news columns. Jeanie has visited every single selectboard in her district numerous times since she’s taken office. Citizens of Senate District 2 can be proud of Senator Forrester’s record. I hope you will join me in supporting Jeanie Forrester as your senator in the November 6th election. Sen. Bob Odell Lempster
Local is always better; I believe in the small government approach To the editor, Keep the N.H. Advantage in our Statehouse. FACT: From 2007–2010 the Democratic majority in the N.H. House gave us ONE HUNDRED new or increased taxes which resulted in a 25-percent increase in spending. FACT: The 2011–2012 Republican majority in the House gave us TWENTY tax and fee reductions, including that pesky auto registration surcharge which cost residents $30 and $75 every year for each vehicle we registered, putting $90 million back in our citizen’s pockets. In addition, the 2011-2012 budget contained NO NEW or INCREASED taxes or fees. FACT: the Republican majority in the House passed a budget 11-percent SMALLER than the prior Democratic
majority budget, reducing spending by over $1.2 billion. It is called “living within our means”. FACT: The state returned $1 million in ObamaCare funds to the federal government with instructions to use the money for debt reduction. (I particularly liked the last part!) FACT: the Republican majority in the House passed over 80 bills which reduced business and consumer regulatory burdens for our citizens. FACT: The Republican majority in the House passed Voter ID to ensure integrity at our ballot boxes. FACT: the Republican majority passed numerous bills (too many to list here) protecting local and county property taxpayers, increasing government accountability, increasing transparency and open government,
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LETTERS Bob Lamb will lead fight to restore $50-million in cuts to UNH To the editor, On Monday, Oct. 15, I attended the candidate forum in Hebron. I enjoyed hearing from a number of different candidates for various offices, including county commissioner, the state Senate, and the New Hampshire House. Rev. John Fisher did a great job as the forum moderator. I appreciated the efforts of many like Marcia Morris and others who made this event possible. I was really impressed with Bob Lamb. Bob is running for the New Hampshire State Senate to represent us in Senate District 2. Bob has a truly outstanding background as a West Point graduate, in his service to our country in the U.S. Army, and as a successful businessman who knows how to address complex problems. Bob’s primary focus in the Senate will be to work to create jobs and focus on New Hampshire’s economy. Of special importance to Bob Lamb in his candidacy for the New Hampshire State Senate is his commitment to supporting public education at all levels. Bob will fight to restore the $50 million in budget cuts to the university system. He also strongly disagrees with the majority party’s decision in the legislature to pass a voucher bill that will divert public funds to private and charitable schools. I would have liked to have asked
the current state senator, Jeanie Forrester, some questions regarding her voting record; her support of a $.10 reduction in the cigarette tax resulting in a $20-million revenue loss to the New Hampshire state budget; her support for re-introducing predatory payday lenders to the state; her decision to vote against the right of working people to engage in collective bargaining; and her vote to make it more difficult for students, the elderly and minorities to vote. Unfortunately for me and the other members of the audience, Senator Jeanie Forrester was the lone noshow. How can someone running for public office fail to make themselves available to answer questions about their voting record? Don’t the voters deserve the courtesy of having a state Senator discuss actual policy positions in a public setting? Isn’t that what the election process is all about? I hope you will join me in voting for Bob Lamb for the New Hampshire State Senate on November 6. I trust Bob, and I know he will work in a bipartisan way to move the state forward. Elections are important; the voters matter; and we need a new state senator who has the courage to of their convictions and beliefs. And that person is Bob Lamb. Andi LeBaron Hebron
Gas tax is proper user fee on the people who drive on the roads To the editor, Let’s discuss paying for N.H.’s roads and bridges: American for Prosperity recently sent a mailer regarding Maggie Hassan’s position on paying for N.H.’s crumbling infrastructure. They are wrong about the so called gas tax. 1. It’s not a tax! It is a user fee. If you drive on the road you pay the fee at the pump. You don’t pay if you don’t use the roads. 2. The fee has not been adjusted over the past 20 years! Is there anything else you use that cost the same as it did in 1992? 3. NHDOT relies on these user fees as their primary revenue source for the highway system. Your highway department also benefits from this revenue. 4. Both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton recognized that paying for our infrastructure is important. Our government is “For the people, by the people.” Roads are for the people and must be paid for by the people. 5. The cost of construction materials has increased approximately 500-percent over the last decade, so every dollar for steel, cement, asphalt has one-fifth the purchase power it
did in 2002. This is largely driven by the increase in demand by countries which are investing in their infrastructure for a better economy. 6. Increasing the user fee will not increase prices at the pump. Our surrounding states all have higher user fees yet pricing along the borders is competitive. N.H. is allowing the petroleum companies to make larger profits at the expense of our motorist. 7. We all pay one way or the other. Last year I replaced two coil springs in my 4-year-old vehicle. $800 — that I would have gladly paid over time at the pump. An extra nickel per gallon increase would take 16,000 gallons (or 320,000 miles) to equal $800! What is the N.H. Advantage without good roads and bridges? It is irresponsible to delay doing the maintenance necessary to sustain our standard of living. It is irresponsible to push these costs onto our children’s generation. Unfortunately, the Republican party has been high jacked by Tea Partiers and Free Staters who prefer government so small that it can’t carry out its constitutional obligations. Make sure your elected officials know that you are willing to pay for see next page
from preceding page strengthening property rights, and increasing personal freedoms. These bills can be read at nh.gov. I urge you to not let the left’s talking points muddy the waters — you can look up these bills and see for yourself what wonderful work has been accomplished by our REPUBLICAN Legislature! As a candidate for Belknap District 8, (towns of Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton), I look forward to continuing
the small government approach to the N.H. Advantage, believing LOCAL is always better. I look forward to Workplace Freedom (Right to Work) becoming law in N.H. and I look forward to serving you as YOUR voice in the Statehouse as we work to make New Hampshire a thriving place for business, family, and our communities. Jane Cormier Alton
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MEREDITH — Economic development, affordable housing and health insurance topped the agenda when five of the eight candidates vying for seats in four of the 24 New Hampshire Senate districts addressed a forum sponsored by the Lakes Region chapter of the New Hampshire Home Builders and Remodelers Association and The Citizen of Laconia newspaper this week. The event was hosted at Church Landing Carriage House by the Inns at Mill Falls. Incumbent Republican Jeanie Forrester of Meredith was joined by Bob Lamb of Holderness, her Democratic challenger in District 2. But, only one of the two candidates in the other three districts — Democrat Andrew Hosmer of Laconia in District 2, Republican Sam Cataldo of Farmington in District 6 and Republican Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro in District 3 — attended. Their opponents Republican Josh Youssef of Laconia, and Democrats Richard Leonard of New Durham and Jeffrey Ballard of Brookfield did not. With home construction still in the doldrums, hastening economic recovery was foremost in the minds of homebuilders. Lamb noted that new housing starts are rising in most regions, but not in the northeast. Drawing on a recent report by the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy, he expected that the slower growth and rapid aging of the population will dampen demand for new housing unless offset by investment in the education system to overcome the “skills gap” and expand the workforce. Hosmer took the same tack, stressing the importance of matching education, particularly in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing to the opportunities to keep and attract young people. He said that for the those with the necessary aptitude ands skills, advanced manufacturing firms offered employment with generous compensation and benefits. As a lawmaker, he said that he would seek to double the tax credit for investing in both research and development and economic revitalization zones. Cataldo recalled that when he was in school, students could split their time equally between the classroom and the workplace, which prepared them for employment when they graduated. “We need to educate the children of this state,” he said. “I agree with a lot of what I’ve heard,” said Forrester, following the two Democrats. She added that in the past two years the Legislature has sought to reduce taxes, fees and relax from preceding page efficient and safe roads for your family. N.H. needs to make these investments in our infrastructure for a sound and vibrant economy. These investments do create jobs and attract new business and tourism to N.H. Larry Major Loudon
regulation and declared “we will continue doing that. “In talking with business owners, she said that they need a “sense of certainty” and, in particular, an assurance that the Legislature will not raise taxes and fees. Bradley, the Senate majority leader, also touted measures taken in the last legislative session, beginning with the repeal of a tax on limited liability companies (LLCs) introduced by the prior Democratic legislature, which he called “a job killing income tax on small business.” He said that “overly bureaucratic” provisions o the comprehensive shoreline protection act, a sore spot for contractors in the Lakes Region, were repealed or relaxed. The life span of state permits, including environmental permits, was doubled from five years to 10. A suggestion from the home builders to dedicate a portion of the real estate transfer tax, levied at 75 cents per $100 of the selling price on both buyer and seller, to subsidize firsttime buyers of affordable homes drew a mixed response. Both Democrats, Lamb and Hosmer, rejected the notion. Lamb commented that a portion of the tax is currently earmarked for public education and it would be “shortsighted” to subsidize housing at the expense of schools, especially when home prices and interest rates are low and demand for housing is relatively weak. Hosmer said that dedicating revenue could have adverse effects on the remainder of the budget. Cataldo claimed that by subsidizing home buyers without the means to carry their debt, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae caused the housing bubble that triggered the recession. “This is not a solution,” he said. “No.” Both other Republicans were more receptive to the suggestion. “It’s a conversation we need to have,” Forrester remarked. “We can’t shut down good ideas.” Bradley said that providing for the developmentally disabled and university system as well as addressing the financial plight of hospitals would weigh on the next budget. “It’s a worthy idea,” he said,”but we can’t put it ahead of other priorities.” Democrats and Republicans also differed in their approach to health care. Lamb and Hosmer agreed that the state missed an opportunity by refusing federal funds to design a health care exchange as prescribed by the federal Affordable Care Act, which they said would introduce a measure of competition and choice to the health insurance market, which is controlled by only two carriers. Instead, they said that the federal government will design the exchange. Likewise, Lamb said that by expanding its Medicaid program, an option offered by the act, the state would receive $1.14-billion in federal funding for healthcare between 2014 and 2020. Bradley ventured that the expansion of Medicaid would be the most significant issue facing budget writers next year. “There are two sides to it,” see next page
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STOCKS from page one bought and sold stock mostly in so-called round lots of 100 to avoid paying higher broker commissions for so-called odd lots. A high stock price made buying in blocks of 100 out of reach for some small investors. That was one reason companies split their stocks. In 1975, regulators banned fixed minimum charges from preceding page he said. “We need more data and there will be some serious soul searching.” He suggested “we will need more flexibility from Washington before agreeing, but we’re not going to turn our backs on it.” Cataldo, Bradley and Forrester all favored adding more carriers to the health insurance market as well as permitting health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Bradley said that last year the Legislature took steps to encourage greater competition among health care providers by lifting controls on entry to the market. The sharpest differences arose when candidates were asked what legislation they would introduce if they were elected. Lamb said he would seek a Senate resolution prohibiting Northern Pass, a proposal Forrester, who shares his antipathy to the project, said “has no force of law and does nothing.” He also intends to raise the tobacco tax, which was cut by the Republican Legislature, as well as restore
for stock trading, forcing brokers to compete on commissions. Fees plummeted further with online trading in the 1990s. Now, discount brokers charge a straight fee per transaction, sometimes as low as $2, so it doesn’t matter how many shares you buy. — It’s no bull-market fluke. When the market was higher, at its October 2007 peak, $100-plus stocks funding for auditors at the Department of Revenue Administration to increase receipts from business taxes. And he would seek repeal of legislation granting tax credits to businesses contributing to a scholarship fund for parents choosing to enroll their children private and parochial schools. Both Lamb and Hosmer said that restoring funding the university and community college systems would rank high among their priorities. Forrester offered that there were already too many bills being filing, describing keeping pace with them was like “drinking from a fire hose.” She said that she would pursue effort to establish an underground energy corridor using public rights-of-way and if reappointed to the Senate Finance Committee, contribute to the budget process. Without mentioning specific bills, Bradley said he would be seeking ways to reduce business taxes and health care costs. Cataldo went in a different direction. “Talk to me,” he invited, “and I’ll put in a bill. We’ll talk privately.”
numbered 33, fewer than today. In the dot-com boom in 1999, 27 breached the triple-digit mark. In 1985, a peak year for that decade, only 17 hit that mark, though the number for that year is higher if you adjust for inflation. — Don’t be fooled. A higher price may add prestige, but it says nothing about whether the stock is a good value. To figure that out, experts say, you need to look at how the price compares with its per-share earnings, among other measurements. In the bull market of the 1990s, companies split stocks constantly to broaden their appeal. Dell and Microsoft split seven times each that decade. Cisco split eight times. Since then, the number of splits has bounced around, but the trend has been down, and sharply. In 2000, there were 70 splits. In 2004, there were 38, a high for the past decade. In 2006, the last calendar see next page
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WLNH from page one ship and management of the media that serves our local communities.” In particular, he affirmed his “100-percent commitment” to maintaining the relationship between WLNH-FM and the annual Children’s Auction, a fixture in the Lakes Region for the past 26 years. Binnie acquired Nassau Broadcating’s radio stafrom preceding page year before the Great Recession, there were 32. The tally in 2012 is 10. Splits have a bad reputation among some investors because they’re largely done for cosmetic reasons. After all, giving investors two new shares worth $50 each for an old one worth $100 does not make the new shares more valuable. Or to put it another way, a pizza pie doesn’t taste any better if you cut it in more pieces. In 1983, Warren Buffett blasted splits in an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. He said they suggest a company is focused more on the stock price than on value. He also thought they attracted more short-term investors — not a good thing, in his opinion. “A hyperactive market is the pickpocket of enterprise,” he wrote. Berkshire created cheaper Class B shares in 1996 and split them 50-for-1 in 2010, to make it easier for owners of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, a railroad that Berkshire bought, to exchange their shares for Berkshire shares. One possible casualty from the fall in splits is finance professors. They’ve written voluminous studies about them. There have been studies on the
tions in a joint bid with Jeff Shapiro, the president of Great Eastern, LLC and Border Broadcating, Inc. which own radio stations in the Upper Valley and Vermont. At the time, Binnie said that his share of the stations would be added to WBIN-TV with the aim of becoming “the preeminent media company in New Hampshire.” The police department left the building at 51 rise of splits, the fall of splits, why older firms tend to split less often than young ones, trading before splits, trading after splits and, most recently, why Vietnamese companies plagued by insider-trading are more likely to split. The danger with the lack of splits is that investors will buy stocks because they think a higher price means it’s more valuable. It’s “psychological,” says Joe Bell, senior analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, about the appeal of triple-digit stocks. He adds, “It’s much ado about nothing.” Among members of the S&P’s $100 Club, the highest price belongs to Google, at $682. Apple is in second place at $610. The rest come from a broad range of industries, from railroads (Union Pacific) to gambling (Wynn Resorts) to restaurants (Chipotle Mexican Grill) and oil (Chevron). The biggest gainer among new members is Sherwin-Williams, the paint maker. Its stock has risen 69 percent since the start of 2012 on higher revenue and earnings. It closed Friday at $151. For those coveting really high-priced stocks, the prize remains Class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway, which aren’t in the S&P 500 and have never split. They are worth $133,841 each.
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Church Street in July, 2003 and it has been vacant ever since. It was offered for sale for an initial asking price of $300,000. A local dentist made an offer, but the transaction never closed. Last year, the city issued a request for proposals, which explained that since the City Council sought to return the property to the tax roll and put it to its highest and best use, there would be “no minimum sale price threshold.” Then Myers said that the city’s priorities are putting the site to productive use in order to generate tax revenue and gainful employment and in return “might be willing to accept a nominal price.” He indicated that a sales contract could include what he called “basic safeguards” like assurances that the buyer would invest in improving the property to a specified standard within a prescribed period of time. Myers said that such stipulations would be factored into the sale price. The building, originally known as the Winston Building, opened as a professional office building in 1960 and was acquired by the city in 1978. Constructed of brick and masonry, it has approximately 8,400-square-feet of usable space on two floors. Myers said that the building was originally constructed to support another floor. The building sits on a 0.26-acre lot with 100 feet of frontage on Church Street that abuts 1.9 acres of municipal property that serves primarily as a parking lot bordered by the downtown riverwalk along the Winnipesaukee River. With a boundary line adjustment, the lot could be extended nearer the river. The city indicated that the lot at 51 Church Street could be developed in tandem with the next door property, long home to the Munsey & Brazil Insursee next page
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from preceding page ance Agency, which was listed for sale last year. Stressing that the city has no control over the property, the city has noted that since both lots are for sale, they offer “the potential for expanded development.” Myers has said that while a prospective buyer has shown interest in the old police station, he was not aware of any inquiries about redeveloping the two adjacent properties. The founder of the number of corpo-
rations, the Harvard-educated Binnie is said to have owned 65-percent of Carlisle Plastics when he sold his controlling interest to Tyco International in 1996. He owns Wentworth By The Sea Country Club in Rye and is an accomplished race car driver and car owner. He sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2010 but was defeated in the primary election by current Senator Kelly Ayotte.
SUIT from page one policy under the town of Belmont’s plan but should have been allowed to stay on his ex-wife’s two-person or family plan and pay the difference of approximately $54.21 a month or about $1,951 over the same period. In his court pleading, Paquette said he “recently” discovered the stay-onhis-ex-wife’s-plan option was available to him but said he was never told about it. This is the second time in two years the town’s policies regarding exspouses and health insurance have come under fire. In May of 2011, the town settled a threatened law suit from Selectman Jon Pike who made a similar claim by awarding him $11,100 and paying for him to stay on his ex-wife’s insurance policy until he turned 65. Pike and his ex-wife Town Clerk/ Tax Collector Cynthia DeRoy were divorced in November of 2006. Pike was not a selectman at the time of the divorce and recused himself from all Board of Selectmen activities directly involving his settlement. He was represented by Atty. Paul Fitzgerald. Until the Pike settlement, Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin said it had been the policy of the town to allow ex-spouses to stay on a family plan at the town’s expense because the premium was the same for a family plan. In September of 2011, Selectmen voted unanimously to change the town’s policy and not allow any future divorced people to stay on family or two-family plans and to take advantage of the COBRA provisions as pro-
vided by law. In December of 2011, selectman also voted 2-to-1 to “grandfather” exspouses who were taking advantage of the town’s former insurance program to continue to do so. Yesterday’s filing by James Paquette also clears up the mystery of why former Selectmen David Morse, Brenda Paquette’s partner, continually recused himself from any decisions regarding the Pike payout. By taking himself out of the equation, Morse left Selectman Ron Cormier as the only selectman without a personal stake in the outcome. Cormier contacted three former selectmen for advice and moved and seconded the motion to pay Pike the $11,100. Belmont resident and current Democratic candidate for state representative George Condodemetraky challenged Cormier’s vote by asking a Belknap County Superior Court judge to overturn Belmont’s decision. Condodemetraky appeared on his own behalf. Judge James Barry said he didn’t mount a legal argument and ordered the suit dismissed. Shortly after the March 2012 elections, the newly elected Board of Selectmen, with Selectman Ruth Mooney and without Morse, reaffirmed Cormier’s actions regarding Pike’s settlement by a 2-to-0 vote. Pike did not participate. James Paquette is represented by Atty. Alan Lucas of Gilford. Although the town of Belmont has not had time to file a notice of appearance, the town is typically represented by the Mitchell Municipal Group of Laconia.
BOOK from page 2 dola said Friday, “she said they had a freezer in the basement so she would routinely go down there go get stuff to make for dinner. She said had she thought Jerry was doing anything inappropriate, she said he wouldn’t have needed the judicial system.” In the book, Fisher’s mother and coauthor, Dawn Daniels, recounts meeting Jerry Sandusky after her son had spent a couple of summers at events held by his charity, The Second Mile. “When Aaron introduced us, Jerry shook my hand, put his arm around Aaron, roughed up his hair and said, ‘You got a good kid on your hands there,’” she said, according to the book. Fisher wrote that in an early warning sign, while swimming together he felt Sandusky’s hand on his crotch a “little too long.” During car rides, he said, Sandusky had him sit up front and would put his hand on the boy’s thigh. He first reported the abuse in 2008, but he said the state attorney general’s office told him it needed more victims before Sandusky would be charged. Sandusky was arrested last November. The delay, Fisher said, made him
increasingly desperate. “I thought maybe it would be easier to take myself out of the equation,” he told ABC. “Let somebody else deal with it.” Fisher, 18, testified at Sandusky’s trial, which ended with Sandusky convicted of 45 counts of abuse involving Fisher and nine other boys. Sandusky, 68, was sentenced this month to 30 to 60 years in prison. Fisher said he began spending nights at the Sandusky home in State College, about 30 miles from his own home in Lock Haven, when he was 11. He said kissing and back rubbing during those overnight visits progressed to oral sex. He said he tried to distance himself from Sandusky, to no avail. Fisher was 15 when he and his mother reported the abuse to a school principal, who responded that “Jerry has a heart of gold and that he wouldn’t do those type of things,” Fisher told ABC, repeating his trial testimony. In the book, Fisher describes the moment when he told the principal and a guidance counselor Sandusky had molested him: “All the color when out of their faces. I wouldn’t give them see next page
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OUTLET from page one 44,000-square-feet, which is used as showroom space and a warehouse for the furniture store. One of the buildings included a small space that has served as, among other things, a doctor’s office. Since this summer, though, it has housed the products created by inmates enrolled in the state prison
system’s “hobby craft” program. Response to the new products, even without any advertising, has been so robust that the Greviors doubled the square footage allocated to the inmates’ products. For hosting the store, the Greviors earn 20 percent of sales. The state gets 10 percent, and the remaining
from preceding page any details, because it was so embarrassing to tell that kind of stuff to women.” School officials reported Sandusky to Clinton County Children and Youth Services, which began an investigation and brought in state police. The AP typically does not name sexual-abuse victims, unless they identify themselves publicly, as Fisher has done. Amendola said Fisher and other accusers were motivated by money, a claim he has repeatedly made. On Thursday, Amendola filed a document that is the first step in Sandusky’s effort to overturn his conviction, contending there wasn’t
enough evidence against him and the trial wasn’t fair. The post-sentencing motions attacked rulings by the judge, the closing argument by the prosecution and the speed by which he went from arrest to trial. Sandusky wants the charges tossed out and/or a new trial, saying the statute of limitations had run out for many of the counts for which he was convicted in June. The abuse scandal rocked Penn State, bringing down longtime coach Joe Paterno and the university’s president and leading the NCAA, college sports’ governing body, to levy unprecedented sanctions against the university’s football program.
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hobby shop program. He said there’s strong interest among inmates for the relatively few available spots in the program. Woodworking is especially popular, with a three-year waiting list of inmates who want to participate. “First of all, it’s a way for the inmates to help out their families instead of their families helping them out. I’d rather send money out than have money coming in,” he said. Although incarcerated, the revenues earned through the program allow inmates to make a gift for a birthday or a holiday, times when they wish more than ever to be with family members. “It’s not their fault that I’m in prison, it’s mine.” A second reason for the program’s popularity is for the sense of accomplishment it affords. Many enter the program without any knowledge of the craft, yet find they can produce items both beautiful and useful. Hartford said, “It builds self-confidence. When you make something and it looks nice, that’s one thing. When you build something and it looks nice and it sells — then it’s a whole other thing. Then the pride comes.” The N.H. Department of Corrections Furniture & Craft Outlet is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
DOG from page 2 showed all this happened on his third birthday. His owner says he had given the dog away but police are investigating,
Zamora said. “(Ethan) had an unbelievable chain of luck,” Michon said. “If the ground hadn’t trembled, no one would have taken a shovel to it.”
Wednesday Night Services are held at 7 pm at the Church Office (Alphacolor Building) 21 Irving Street, Laconia.
Weirs United Methodist Church 35 Tower St., Weirs Beach 366-4490 P.O. Box 5268
9am Bible Study 10am Sunday School & Services Reverend Dr. Festus K. Kavale
70 percent goes to the inmate that produced the item, though he or she must pay for materials used. Prices are set by the item’s incarcerated creator, and often the inmates are willing to let them go for a bargain, despite the superlative level of craftsmanship that the Greviors have observed. “It’s just such quality,” said Bob. “And so very, very, very inexpensive.” The store sells a wide variety of crafts. Shaker boxes, artwork, model ships, birdhouses. baskets, jewelry boxes, jewelry, leather work, and furniture. “If you were to price them as compared to a craft store, it can’t be beat,” said Andrea, which explains why shoppers who are privy to the exceptional deals will travel from afar to find them. “It draws, I never realized it has such a following,” said Bob, noting that the added traffic benefits his furniture store — which isn’t closing, he said, contrary to on-line gossip — and other downtown businesses. “It’s amazing, I had no idea we would be as busy as this.” Charlie Hartford, who is currently helping to renovate the showroom space, knows the program’s value from the other side of the equation. A state prison inmate who is working his way toward a halfway home placement, he previously worked in the
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Grace Presbyterian Church 174 Province Street, Laconia • www.gracepcanh.org
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First Church of Christ, Scientist 136 Pleasant St., Laconia • 524-7132
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The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia 172 Pleasant Street • Laconia www.uusl.org
We are a Welcoming Congregation Worship Service 10:00am Sunday, October 21 Sermon: Dreams by the Side of the Road
Discover the Riches of Reformed Christianity! ‘Mere’ Christianity is like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms... But it is in the rooms, not in the hall, that there are fires and chairs and meals. (C.S. Lewis)
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ST. JAMES CHURCH 876 North Main St. (Rt. 106) Opp. Opechee Park The Episcopal Church Welcomes You
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Rx company out of N.H. Early look at Microsoft’s Windows 8 baffles consumers CONCORD (AP) — The Massachusetts company at the center of a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis is surrendering its privileges to sell mail-order prescription drugs in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney said Friday that New England Compounding Center this week agreed to surrender its privileges to sell mail-order pharmaceuticals in the Granite State. Those privileges were first suspended by the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy Oct. 8 on an emergency basis. The New Hampshire health department on Thursday reported two new cases of fungal meningitis, bringing the total number affected in the state to eight. Nationally, 16 states have reported 257 cases of fungal meningitis to date, including 20 deaths. The victims in the outbreak had all received steroid shots made by a New England Compounding.
Search for body to continue
PORTSMOUTH (AP) — New Hampshire’s marine patrol will work through the weekend searching for the body of a University of New Hampshire sophomore who disappeared Oct. 9. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young, who heads the criminal bureau, says there are no plans to suspend the search for the body of 19-yearold Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott of Westborough, Mass. A 29-year-old UNH graduate was arrested Oct. 13 and charged with killing her, although prosecutors will not say what evidence led them to believe she is dead. Seth Mazzaglia (mah-ZAY-lia) of Dover was arrested the day after police searched his Dover apartment and a trash receptacle at the house where he lives. He is charged with second-degree murder. Young says the aerial search of the waters along New Hampshire’s shoreline will resume Monday.
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THE BIBLE SPEAKS’ CHURCH 40 Belvidere St. Lakeport, NH
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years ago. Ultimately, Windows grew into a $14 bilNEW YORK (AP) — The release of Microsoft’s lion a year business and helped make former Chief Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and Executive Bill Gates the richest man in the world consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one for a time. Now, due to smartphones and tablets, the form or another for a generation, is getting a compersonal computer industry is slumping. Computer pletely different look that will force users to learn companies are desperate for something that will get new ways to get things done. sales growing again. PC sales are expected to shrink Microsoft is making a radical break with the past this year for the first time since 2001, according to to stay relevant in a world where smartphones and IHS iSuppli, a market research firm. tablets have eroded the three-decade dominance of The question is whether the new version, which the personal computer. Windows 8 is supposed to tie can be run on tablets and smartphones, along with together Microsoft’s PC, tablet and phone software the traditional PC, can satisfy the needs of both with one look. But judging by the reactions of some types of users. people who have tried the PC version, it’s a move “I am very worried that Microsoft may be about to that risks confusing and alienating customers. shoot itself in the foot spectacularly,” said. Michael Tony Roos, an American missionary in Paris, Mace, the CEO of Silicon Valley software startup installed a free preview version of Windows 8 on Cera Technology and a former Apple employee. Winhis aging laptop to see if Microsoft’s new operating dows 8 is so different, he said, that many Windows system would make the PC faster and more responusers who aren’t technophiles will feel lost, he said. sive. It didn’t, he said, and he quickly learned that Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 on Oct. 26, and it working with the new software requires tossing out doesn’t plan to cushion the impact. a lot of what he knows about Windows. “It was very difficult to get used to,” he said. Roman Catholic Faith Community “I have an 8-year-old of St. André Bessette Parish, Laconia and a 10-year-old, and Sacred Heart St. Joseph they never got used to Church Church it. They were like, ‘We’re 291 Union Ave. 30 Church St. just going to use Mom’s Laconia, NH Laconia, NH computer.’” 524-9609 524-9609 Windows 8 is the bigMASS SCHEDULE MASS SCHEDULE Saturday....................................4:00pm Saturday..............................5:00pm gest revision of MicroSunday..............7:00am & 10:30am Sunday............8:00am, 9:30am & 5:00pm soft Corp.’s operating Confession Confession Tuesday.....................................5:30pm Saturday..............................4:00pm system since it introSaturday....................................3:00pm duced Windows 95 Rev. Marc Drouin, Pastor Rev. Alan Tremblay, Associate Pastor amid great fanfare 17
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The Lakes Region Vineyard Church 175 Mechanic St. Lakeport, NH • 603-527-2662
Empowered Evangelicals, who proclaim the Kingdom of God, minister in the power of the Spirit and keep Christ at the center of life. “It feels like coming home.”
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Mark 10: 35-45
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Keep jobs in America September was a good month for residential home sales in the communities covered in this Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report. There were 91 transactions at an average sales price of $318,825. That is better than the 68 sales last September at an average price of $213,838. In September 2010 there were also 91 sales at a lower average of $263,411.For the first three quarters of 2012 there have been 675 sales at an average price of $299,305 compared to 545 sales at an average price of $312,130 for the first three quarters of 2011. That’s a 24-percent increase in sales! So once again, total sales are up and prices are down just a bit. Today we all hear the politicians arguing about shipping jobs overseas and the devastating affect that has had on our jobs market. I never really thought about it affecting the real estate industry until recently. I have a client who wanted to see a bank owned property several weeks ago. The home was listed with an out of state agent that had never seen the property and showings were set up using an on-line company called Hubzu. I am already concerned about where this is headed... After looking at the home, the buyer wanted to make an offer which also had to be done online. The offer process was not all that difficult and required the basic info about the buyer, the buyer’s
financing, and agent info. But you had to pick from terms and time frames that actually didn’t work in the real world. There was a minimum bid amount listed, but we went a little higher to show good intent. We received a response some 48 hours later that the offer was not accepted. It said it could be for one of several reason with the main one, obviously, being the price. We increased the offer $5,000, entered all the info again and again the offer was declined. We repeated the process two more times until we got up to the asking price of the property and low and behold the offer was accepted. But the buyer is happy as this is still a good deal. I then received an email from a lady, who I’ll call Bishakha Khan (that’s kinda close), at a company called Altisource introducing herself as the “transaction coordinator.” Altisource apparently farms out this portion of their business to a call center in India. Their website states “Altisource improves the performance and profitability of its clients by leveraging a global workforce, integrated technologies, and decision models.” But, they didn’t mention anything about ease of use and the fact that they really don’t make decisions, they read from a script. Anyway, Bishnu sends me the standard 32 page boiler plate purchase and sales agreement see next page
Sen. Forrester announces Grafton County Economic Development Forum in Holderness MEREDITH - District 2 Senator Jeanie Forrester announced today that an economic development forum will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Holderness Town Hall. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts of public and private officials and organizations, I’m excited that we will be hosting a forum on economic development to assist our towns and small businesses,” said Forrester. “Months ago I met with Ashland Town Administrator Paul Branscombe who was interested in economic development initiatives. In partnership with Plymouth State University (PSU), the Grafton County Economic Development Council, and the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, CDFA, NHDRED,
and the towns of Holderness, Plymouth, Ashland, and Bristol, we’ve come up with a great event.” The event will kick off with keynote speaker PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, followed by a panel presentation to include business owners Barry Gaw (Riveredge Marina, Ashland) and Rusty McLear (Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, Meredith), Town Administrators Michael Capone (Bristol) and Walter Johnson (Holderness), and NH Department of Resources & Economic Development Commissioner George Bald. Following a question and answer period of the panel, there will be resource information/tables to include invited organizations: Small Business Development Center, NH Department of Resources and Economic see next page
from preceding page with terms that really weren’t realistic. I e-mailed her that the time frame of two weeks for receiving a financing commitment with a closing in 30 days was impossible to meet. I provided a letter from the lender as supporting documentation. The contract also said they would not turn the water on so that we could do inspections. They wanted us to do an “air pressure test.” That might work fine in India but the oil fired hot water heating system here requires water to run and it must be operational for the inspection and appraisal process. I asked if we could turn the water on. She didn’t know. Bishakha said to put the changes of terms and request in an addendum and send it in along with the signed contract. Done. The next e-mail I received said, “The seller will not turn on the water at the property. I strive to provide excellent customer service.” I tried in vain over the next three days to explain why we needed to have the water on. E-mails went back and forth as she would say on an “Urgent Basis.” I asked “what it is you don’t understand? No water, no loan.” Their replay was always “The seller will not turn on the water at the property. I strive to provide excellent customer service...” There were numerous phone calls to and from people that I could not even remotely understand and who could not grasp what I was telling them with regard to the inspection, appraisal, and financing process. Finally, I removed the request to turn on the water from the addendum and resent it. I figured that we could handle this the old fashioned Yankee way; on our own. The next e-mail from Bishakha thanked me but informed me that we were out of contract because we had not provided our title company with a the good faith deposit check yet. She said we had a 24 hour grace period to do so or we would be in default. In my book, until we received the signed
addendum back from India there was no contract and therefore no deposit required yet. Luckily, in one of the e-mails there was a reference to the closing company representing the seller. This company was located in good old New Jersey. They might speak with an accent in Jersey, but I can understand it. After all, I watched all of the Sopranos episodes and am now engrossed in the Boardwalk Empire series. One call to Cheryl down in Jersey pretty much straightened everything out. I got my addendum within 15 minutes and we are working our way through the process. We’ll see how it goes. Buying a bank owned property is difficult enough without having to deal with these kinds of issues and farming foreclosure management overseas makes a bad situation even worse. Let’s keep things in America folks... Please feel free to visit www.lakesregionhome.com to learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Data was compiled as of 10/12/12 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® at Roche Realty Group and can be reached at 603-677-8420
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LACONIA — Richard Claflin Colby died peacefully on October 16, 2012. Richard was born where the air was always sweeter for him in Chelsea, Vermont on February 22, 1919. He was the son of Esther Hastings and Guy Colby. He had two older brothers, Russell and Dawson. He spent most of his youth in Post Mills, Vermont with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Colby. He went to school in Post Mills, and his first year of high school was spent at Thetford Academy. He then attended high school in Concord, New Hampshire, and while there he played football, basketball and baseball. He and his brother Dawson were known as quite a force. Dawson pitched and Richard played third base. After graduating in 1937, he went to Windsor High for some post graduate work. He then received a sport scholarship to Danville Military Institute in Virginia. On his return to Vermont, he worked for Conematic Machine Shop and played AAA ball for them. He went to Kansas for the National Championship, where they lost, but it was a terrific experience. He was then called to duty for the Army in 1942. He was a Sergeant in Battery B of the 132nd Antiaircraft Unit. He was in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. On his return home in May of 1946, he married Priscilla Brown. Together they began their life enjoying family and the farm. They soon moved to Laconia where Priscilla taught school and Richard worked for the New England Telephone Company. Though Richard’s early life was difficult, he strived to be a good husband, father and community member. They had four children: Chris, Cathy, Jeff and Rick. Richard enjoyed skiing, swimming, waterskiing and his beloved collies. He started helping out with the Little League. This began a wonderful 50 year relationship. He was a coach, manager, treasurer, vice president, president and president of District Two. He was always excited when the Little League World Series took place each summer. You could always find him cooking hot dogs in the cook shack, raking the field, thinking of a new project or playing ball with the kids and his dog. In 1982 he was humbled when the field was named for him. He was always proud and grateful for the wonderful community support that was given to the Laconia Little League. Richard was also a member of the Masons for over 60 years, and during that time he also became a Shriner. On his retirement he became an active member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was involved with the Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Laconia Parks and Recreation Committee for 15 years.
In 1963 he was given the Physical Fitness Leadership Award by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1995 he was honored with the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club for his community service. He was president of the Opechee Park Club and helped organize and provide playground equipment as well as maintain those buildings. He and his family were long time members of the Laconia Congregational Church. In 1973 they were given the Family of the Year Award for their service. Richard is a life time Deacon there. Richard led a full and busy life. But he truly felt that he received much more than he gave. We thank the many kind, wonderful family members and friends who would not forget him and visited him often these past years. He was predeceased by Priscilla, his wife of fifty years; his two sons, Christopher and Richard; and his grandson Shaun Lines. He leaves behind two children, Catherine Lines with her husband Paul, and son Jeffrey and his wife Kathleen. He enjoyed every moment spent with his four grandchildren, Christopher and Derek Lines, and Carolyn and Timothy Colby. He leaves many nieces and nephews who always enjoyed his stories and his sense of humor. We will miss our dad. He gave us many memories and supported our every dream. He taught us the value of being involved in our community and striving to do what is right. We felt blessed for the staff of Forestview Manor. The love, care, dignity and respect they gave Dad each day was so appreciated. They truly became an extended family and support for us. Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 4pm-7pm in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00am at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren Bouton, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. He will be buried with his companion Toby, at Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Colby Family Scholarship Fund c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312 Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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Genesis Behavioral Health holds 46th Annual Meeting & Fundraising Auction on Tuesday LACONIA — The board of drectors of Genesis Behavioral Health will hold their 46th annual meeting, “The Many Pathways to Recovery,” on Tuesday, October 23, at 5:30 pm at Steele Hill Resorts in Sanbornton. The keynote address will be provided by Marshall B. Hatch, III, who recently spent several months in New Zealand learning about their mental health system. He will share photos and lessons learned about programming that focuses on wellness and leads to recovery from mental illness. “We have focused much of our efforts this year on creating a culture of total wellness—mind and body—for our patients as well as our staff,” said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health, “With programs such as Healthy Choices, Healthy Changes, which provides people with mental illness with health mentors and incentive programs for smoking cessation, we hope to see an improvement in health outcomes for a population that dies, on average, 25 years younger than other Americans.” As is its tradition, Genesis Behavioral Health will present the 2012 Helen Holbrook Leadership and Service Award and the Dr. George “Pete” Harris Community Service Award at the Annual Meeting. The Holbrook Award is given to an individual who leads by example and gives of themselves to strengthen the cause of mental health in the Lakes Region, while the Harris Award is presented to an individual who pro-
motes increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues in the Lakes Region through educating the public. “Our 2nd annual fundraising auction is underway with a goal of raising $15,000,” said Kristen Welch, Director of Development & Communications, “Auction items will be on display at the annual meeting and technology will be available for on-site bids. We are grateful for the incredible support we have received from the community, and for the commitment of our auction sponsors, Northway Bank and Nassau Broadcasting. There are some great items this year, and all support mental health care for over 3,000 of our Lakes Region residents.” The auction runs online 24/7 from October 1 to October 24 at 8 p.m. To view the items, make a bid, sign up for email updates or refer a friend to the auction, visit www.biddingforgood.com/genesisbh. Members of the community who wish to attend the Annual Meeting should RSVP to Kristen Welch, Director of Development & Communications, at 5241100, ext. 445 or email email@example.com. Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at www.genesisbh.org
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New lead screening machines installed in local family practices FRANKLIN -— LRGHealthcare recently obtained two capillary blood lead level testing machines for use in both Westside Family Practice in Franklin and Newfound Family Practice in Bristol. The machines were purchased through a combined effort between LRGHealthcare and a grant from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) as part of an initiative of the Franklin-Newfound Area Healthy Homes Committee. The new lead testing machines only require a finger stick to obtain the blood sample versus having to go to a laboratory to get a venous blood draw. Now that machines are provided in medical offices, earlier identification and treatment of potentially devastating health consequences can occur. Through recent data published by the N.H. Healthy Homes & Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, it was indicate that
only 37.2-percent of children ages 12-23 months and 18.8-percent of children ages 24-35 months in the Franklin area have been screened for lead. These numbers are expected to increase with the installment of these new machines. More families are encouraged to have their children screened if they live in high risk communities where a large stock of lead was used. These high ricks communities generally include pre-1978 housing. LRGHealthcare is an active partner in the Franklin-Newfound Area Healthy Homes Committee along with other area partners such as the NHHFA, Seufert Law, the Fire Marshal’s Office, the N.H. Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and the Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force. For more information on the partnership please contact Melissa Rizzo, Community Health Educator at Franklin Regional Hospital at 9342060 ext. 8369.
Just Love to Sing! presents 6th Annual Opera Competition in Gilford October 27
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GILFORD — On October 27, 7:30 p.m. at Gilford Community Church, Just Love to Sing! will present the 6th Annual Opera Competition. Over 50 young singers will compete for $2,500 in cash and contracts for the 2013 season of events. Tickets will be available at the door, beginning at 7 p.m. General admission is $12. “For the past six years, we have offered young singers the opportunity to perform in a smaller level vocal competition. We have allowed these young performers to not only receive cash prizes, but an event they can use on their resumes. Smaller opera competitions are becoming extinct in our country, I am sad to say” says Jane Cormier, founder and director of Just Love to Sing!. “This competition offers the young singers the opportunity to “cut their teeth” in a small event, so when they
perform for a larger competition, they have had the experience to offer their best,” says Cormier. Sponsors for this year’s competition include: Meredith Village Savings Bank, Opera NH, Gilford Community Church, as well as individual private donors. The audience will also be invited to vote for the “Audience Favorite” award, given to the singer who scores highest on the audience ballots. Judges on the panel will include Dr. Wayne Rivera, Director of Opera at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut; Ellen Nordstrom Baer, Director of Voice Faculty at Concord Community Music School, and Directors of JLTS!, Jane Cormier and Carlos Martinez, both former opera performers and current music teachers in NH. For more information, call 855-2160 or visit www.justlovetosing.com.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Choose your companions carefully, as you’re likely to give all to them now. To subvert your own desires in order to help another person is to feel simultaneously hungry and satisfied. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Experience teaches you even when you don’t remember the experience. Somewhere in your body, the memory is alive. A conversation with an old friend could dislodge the past from your unconscious. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Any fool can make a project bigger, more shocking and more complex. It takes restraint, wisdom and high intelligence to go for subtlety, depth, integrity and meaning. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some people don’t want what they can get for free, seeing it as so commonplace it’s not worth having. But those who do appreciate the free things this weekend will be made rich. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Because you know a loved one so well, you can predict what this person will say and do. This comes in handy, as there may be obstructions to the lines of clear communication. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Discretion is a quality of the elite. It speaks well of your character to protect your own privacy and the privacy of others. You’ll spend time with successful people, the kind who understand the value of a closed mouth. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In these last days of the sun in your sign, you take the pursuit of justice even more seriously than usual. You care about the issues concerning people whether or not those issues affect you specifi-
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Spaghetti dinner to raise money for local boy diagnosed with leukemia held by the Moultonborough Cub Scouts Pack 369. 5-7:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Lion’s Club. All proceeds help his family with medical bills and other needs. Cost is $5 per person. Features a bake sale and live entertainment. For more information call 4557506 or email email@example.com. Meat raffle hosted by the Wilkins-Smith Unit 1 Auxiliary and Squadron 1 Sons of the American Legion. 2 p.m. at the Post on 849 N. Main Street, Laconia. Proceeds will be used to benefit community programs — each year the SAL purchases toys, coats and boots for needy Laconia elementary children and the Auxiliary purchases gifts and has a Christmas party for veterans at each area nursing home. Rummage, Bake and Knick Knack Sale at the United Baptist Church (23 Park Street) in Lakeport. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. An Evening of Laughter with Yankee storyteller Rebecca Rule at Gilmanton Academy. 7 p.m. Hosted by the Gilmanton Year Round Library Association. $15 admission includes dessert. Tickets at the door. Meat bingo hosted by the American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. 3 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street. Proceeds to benefit the Post canteen. Public welcome. No smoking event. Oktoberfest dinner held by the Gilford Community Church. 6 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall. $14 per person. Dinner includes salad, sauerbraten with gingersnap grave, homemade spaetzel, red cabbage with onions and apples, and homemade apple crisp. To make reservations call 524-6057. Open House at Mt. Lebanaon Lodge #32 (63 Court Street) in Laconia. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of Laconia’s Masonic Lodge. Open House at Doric-Centre Lodge in Tilton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a cookout from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those taking tours of the Lodge Room. Admission Open House hosted by the Sant Bani School in Sanbornton. 10 a.m. until noon. All are welcome to attend. Teacher presentations and tours of the school will be conducted. RSVP by calling 934-4240 or email becky@ santbani.org. Visit santbani.org for more information. Auditions for the productions of Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing held by the Advice To the Players theater company. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Professional, community and student actors needed. Actors should bring a resume, head shot and be prepared with one serious and one comic piece totaling three minutes. To schedule email becca@ advicetotheplayers.org. Rummage sale and flea market held by the First United Methodist Church. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church located on Rt. 11A in Gilford. Sale features clothing, furniture and household goods. For more information call 524-3289. Harvest Supper sponsored by the Outreach Committee of the Moultonborough United Methodist Church. 5:30 pm. at the Church. Dinner consists of ham and harvest vegetables with apple crisp and ice cream dessert. Guests are asked to bring an item for the food pantry. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, maximum per family $25. For more information call 476-5152. Performance of “Autumn Leave 2012” as part of the third annual fall concert presented by the cast members of the Music Clinic Theatre Company. 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic in Belmont. Attendee’s are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. Tickets are $15. For more information or to reserve a ticket call 677-2777. Italian Supper at the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church 400 West Main Street in Tilton. Dinner is from 5-6:30 p.m. and consits of speghetti, meatballs, lasagna, salad, rolls, and dessert. Live music will run from 5-6 p.m. Tickets are $7/adults, $4, for children aged 6-10 and free for children under 6.
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Meredith Parks and Rec plans a weekend of Halloween activities
MEREDITH — Meredith Parks & Recreation plans a weekend of celebrating Fall and Halloween starting Friday October 26 with its first ever Halloween Party and Dance. The party will be from 6-7:30 p.m. and include a costume contest with prizes, a gory grab game, spooky stories & music for dancing, as well as other fun games and some spooky refreshments at the Community Center.
On Saturday October 27 the first annual Fall Family Fun Fest will be held at the Community Center from 10 a.m.-noon. There will be a climbing wall, jumpy house, arts and crafts, candy corn guessing game, seed spitting contest and pumpkin bowling. Both of these events are free with a suggested donation of $2 each to help fund future special events.
LACONIA — Wealth, Wellness and Wisdom Workshops will present free Women, Power and Money workshops on Tuesday, October 23 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 383 South Main St, Laconia. This workshop will help participants discover how their financial personality style impacts their rela-
tionship with money and those around them and learn about financial strategies and programs to keep money safe from market losses while it grows tax deferred or tax free. To register: http://business.lakesregionchamber.org/events or contact Stephanie Mouse 603-455-2946 or Filomena Day 207-777-3232 for more information.
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TODAY’S EVENTS 19th annual Spread Your Wings and Soar figure skating show presented by the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy. 7 p.m. at the Laconia Ice Arena. Tickets are avaliable at the door and are $15/adult and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will go towards local families battling cancer. For more information call 226-5683 or email email@example.com. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open house at the Masonic Lodge in Laconia. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 63 Court Street. Tour the lodge and learn about the organization.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Steve Taylor, NH’s Commissioner of Agriculture for 25 years, speaks about one-room schools. 2 p.m. at the Groton Historical Society in Groton. Refreshments will be served. Performance of “Autumn Leave 2012” as part of the third annual fall concert presented by the cast members of the Music Clinic Theatre Company. 2 p.m. at the Music Clinic in Belmont. Attendee’s are welcome to bring snacks and drinks.
Tickets are $15. For more information or to reserve a ticket call 677-2777. Friends of Gilford Eagles Football hold a fundraiser at Patrick’s Pub in Gilford. 5-9 p.m. Bring a cut out article from the Laconia Daily Sun about the fundraiser, or tell the server you are there to support the Gilford Golden Eagles and 50% of the bill will go to the fund.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group meeting featuring a special question and answers session and informational program. 6:30 p.m. at the Wolfeborough Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information call 630-8497 or 569-2428. Information session on the two proposed constitution amendments that will be on the NH ballot in November held by the Meredith and Center Harbor Democratic Committee. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center. Refreshments will be served. Non-perishable items for donations requested. For more information call 279-4764. Gilford Public Library Happenings. Mahjong held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Books, Banter, and Bites (Grades 5-8) held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073.
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Dear Annie: “Looking for a Relationship, Too” asked where to meet men. You suggested bookstores, grocery stores, hardware stores, laundromats and sporting events, and while taking college courses, playing golf, softball and basketball, doing volunteer work and traveling. Then you asked your readers for their ideas. People often overlook dance classes as an excellent way for men and women to meet each other. Many of these people are single and available. There is a vast array of dance styles for every possible interest: Latin, swing, ballroom, square dancing, country-western, jazz, ballet, from the elegant and slow to the wild and sexy. By its very nature, dance brings men and women together in close physical contact. Those who dance tend to have positive outlooks, enjoy fun times and are socially outgoing. I often find dates as a direct result of being in the dance world. -- Dancing in California Dear California: Thanks for your upbeat suggestion. Many readers told us that the best place to meet men was in church. Here’s more: From El Paso, Texas: Take up shooting! Men are at the gun show, and guys like a gal with good aim. To win a man and keep a man, a woman needs to engage in activities that men like, too. Iowa: I live in a small rural community and have found that going to estate auctions and flea markets (even farm sales) can be quite “helpful” in meeting single men. I also recommend going car shopping. California: I am a 53-year-old guy, so I will come at it from a different angle. Want a relationship? Reverse the situation. Why should a guy pick you? Do you have great hair, a nice smile or a good career? Don’t be shy about using what you
have. No one will do it for you. Let him know why he should date you instead of the woman across the room. Ask friends for some brutal honesty. If you find a common criticism, take it to heart. Do you love bright blue eye shadow? Most guys don’t. Ditto for women who wear dresses that look like tents or women who smell like goats. Finally, be realistic. If you keep going after those hunky young surfer types, and you don’t look like a model, you will spend a lot of nights alone. North Carolina: After my divorce, I dated a few men and found the good ones are hard to come by. Then I “friended” an old high school boyfriend on Facebook. Back then, he was the first guy my parents allowed me to date. He was gorgeous and liked me a lot. After all these years, we started talking again, got together and began a wonderful relationship. He is the love of my life, and we will be married soon. Chicago: Try the lake or a billiards hall. Guys love to play pool and go fishing. Also try the library or dog park. (Borrow a dog from a friend if you don’t have one.) And remember, a mug shot is not a dating photo. California: I would say to first look for a relationship with yourself. If you want to take a class, play golf or do volunteer work, do those things for yourself, not because you might meet someone. Otherwise, if you don’t meet anyone, you’ll be disappointed. I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten involved in something hoping to meet a man, and then, rather than simply enjoying the event, I could only focus on the fact that meeting someone wasn’t happening. I would also say there is richness in groups of women, such as a church group. Those friendships are precious. -- Been There, Done That
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LABRADOR Retriever pupsAKC. Outstanding! Bred for breed standards and temperament. In-home raised. (603)664-2828.
STORAGE UNIT AUCTION
Lovebird- Peach faced with cage & accessories. Good home only, $110. 581-6262
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$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3!s Towing. 630-3606 1999 Ford Ranger Ext. Cab- High mileage, needs body work. Engine runs good. $1,100. 387-3190 2001 Ford Taurus Wagon- 24 valve engine, power seats, 122K, $1,495. or BO. Call 279-4661 2003 Suburban: 295k miles, new tires, $600. Great winter car. Call 603-493-1197. 2004 Toyota Corolla S- Power windows/moon roof/locks, 5 speed manual, 184K, $4,500. 581-9011 2005 Kia Rio, 4 door, auto, a/c, 104K Miles, new timing belt and water pump, great on gas. $4,000. 934-2221 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. FOR Sale 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo 4 x 4, V6 engine, 107K original miles, leather, power everything, great condition
Crafts CRAFT Fair Sat. 10/20, 9am2pm. Veterans Home at 139 Winter Street, Tilton. At top of the hill or in back and follow signs.
Willing to drive your car to Florida you pay gasoline cost. 581-9991
BOATS 1996 37ft Mainship Motor YachtGreat condition, under 500 hours, sleeps 6-8. $65,000. Jack 617-519-1274
MOBILE SHRINKWRAPPING 25 Years Experience $10 ft. ~ Group Rates 581-4847
Call Marc or Bengi Serving the Lakes Region
Business Opportunities LOOKING for artists to sell their drawings, paintings, sculptures & other forms @ Leavitt Park Arts & Crafts Show, December 9th. Call Studio 23 @ 527-8980 for more info. (Limited vending spots available). MUSICIANS Wanted: Looking for different types of musicians to play a solo or duo, 1/2 hr set, at Leavitt Park Arts & Crafts Show, December 9th. Great networking opportunity! For more info., call Studio 23 @ 527-8980, (Limited spots available).
Child Care CHILDREN!S Garden Childcare:
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Clean ~ Newly Renovated Lakeport Convenience Heat & Hot Water Included Section 8 Approved $700/Month
Call 387-2600 2 1 BR apartments, 1st and 2nd floor. 1 available now $600/mo., 2nd floor available Dec. 1st $615/mo.. 2 BR 1st floor with deck available Dec. 1. $675/mo. Call Kevin 968-5509. 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. BELMONT 3-bedroom 1 bath, 2 stall garage. Large lot, $1,000/Month + security. 524-7599 or 344-9975 BELMONT- 3 bedroom, cape on cul-de-sac, large yard, non-smoker, laundry, insulated, newly remodeled. $1,000 month. Excellent condition. 401-243-3237 No Text BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly
BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
LACONIA 2-Bedroom House. Good neighborhood, easy walk to downtown & Lake Winnisquam. New bath, kitchen, windows, insulation. Oil Heat & Hot Water. No smokers-No pets. 1-year lease. $1,100/Month + utilities. 630-1438
BELMONT: 2-3 bedroom, freshly painted, child-friendly neighborhood, no pets. References and security. $185/week +utilities. 520-5209. FRANKLIN 2 bedroom apartment. $650 per month, utilities not included. 528-4266 or 387-4443
GILFORD NEW 3 BEDROOM Large yard, close to school, downtown. $1,250 month plus utilities. $300 off 1 month.
978-387-5200 GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269. GILFORD studio apartment. Ground floor, year-round, convenient. No pets, no smokers. $600/Month includes utilities. 293-4081. GILFORD - 1 or 2-bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILFORD: 3 bedroom 2 3/4 bath, 2 car garage, quiet street, hardwood floors throughout. $1,350/Month +utilities, security & references. 520-0976 LACONIA - 2 bedroom apartment available. Large yard, storage area, $875/Month, heat included. 845-8659 LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771
LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163 LACONIA Victorian home, available Nov. 1st. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, small garage, water access. $900/Month + utilities. References & deposit. 524-9930 LACONIA- 1st floor 2-bedroom. $175/weekly, you pay all utilities. Monitor heat, no smoking/no pets, parking, security deposit & references. Call 286-4618 after 5:00 pm LACONIA- Beautiful, large 1 bedroom in one of Pleasant Street!s finest Victorian homes. Walk to downtown & beaches, 2 porches, fireplace, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Heat/hot water included. $950/Month. 528-6885 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIAVery charming 2 bedroom. Close to town, hospital. Private laundry, huge porch with balcony. $750+ utilities. No pets. 455-0874 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
LACONIA: Condo for Rent Updated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $900 per Month No Smoking – No Pets 1 Year Lease
LACONIA 2 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. 2nd floor. Walk to town & beaches, private sun deck, beautiful hardwood floors, appliances, full bath. $900/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771
LACONIA: Studio apartment, $135/week, includes heat. References and security deposit. 524-9665.
LACONIA 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. $875/Month, includes heat, close to downtown. 998-0954
MEREDITH Room for Rent- Quiet, beautiful home. Laundry, kitchen, cable TV, porch. $125/Week. 603-689-8683
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LACONIA: Charming sunny small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200/week. includes heat/hot water. 455-5569.
WEIRS Beach- 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Pool rights, carport, upgraded kitchen. $900/Month. 603-470-6125
FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green and seasoned. Call 286-4946
FREE FIREWOOD- Birch/Pine 16" & log length; approximately 3 cords 455-0910
WEST Center Harbor- Lakefront, old farmhouse-furnished, shower only, no smokers/pets. $400/Month+ utilities. 908-859-1778 leave message
FIREWOODDry, cut, split, delivered. $270 per cord. 520-8851
FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.
FIREWOOD- Green & Seasoned. Full cords. Over 20 years in business. Tree Service also Available. Insured. 603-279-7354
FREE Scrap & Appliance Removal. Call Stu Walker 393-6494
BUILDING Products company looking to hire several people. Looking for batt installers Previous experience preferred Must have valid NH Drivers License with clean driving record, pass background and pre-employment drug screening. We offer paid vacations, holidays, health insurance and 401K with match. Apply in person to: Quality Insulation 1 Pease Rd. Meredith, NH. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE !!!
LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor. heat & hot water included. $150/week. 832-1639 LAKEPORT Small 1 bedroom apt. near park & beach. $800/ month & sec deposit. Includes heat, hw, washer & dryer. Must be responsible, quiet Cats OK. 603-528-3840 LOUDON RIDGE House for rent, needs complete interior work. Use your expert carpentry skills to restore house and Rent at low cost, while you make inprovements. Owner will pay for materials you pay utilities. References and background check required. 267-8880 MEREDITH ROOMATE to share 2 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home on own land. $100/Weekly, all utilities included. 279-7871 MEREDITH- 2 bedroom 1st floor, nice apartment. Walk to docks/village. Washer/dryer hookups, Non-smoking, unitlites not included. $750. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123 MEREDITH- FURNISHED room, own bathroom, utilities included. $425/Mo. 290-1700 MEREDITH: Small 2-bedroom ranch, 1 acre of land, new floors, $825/Month. Call Mary 603-493-1197
WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $165-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
820 SF COMMERCIAL UNIT 8 Ft. overhead door access, high ceilings, great for any commercial business use! Additional 400 SF available. In-town Laconia location. $500/month includes heat.
Kevin Sullivan Weeks Commercial 630-3276
For Sale 18FT. Glavanized boat trailer, 18ft. boat motor, $1,200. 14in., 15in. tires, aluminum rims, $25. 603-539-5194
MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipe saukee Waterfront 2-Bedroom Cottage: $1,250, including utilities. Quiet location No pets. Available now. (603)253-8848.
2 Dryers for sale. Maytag, working condition. $120 each. 581-5909
NEW Hampton- Two 4-bedroom 2- bath homes. $1,000/Month & $1,250/month, utilities not included. Section 8 accepted. 455-6058
2002 Arctic Cat ATV- 300 CC, 4x4 w/plow. Only 780 miles, $1,650. Diamond plate truck tool box $85. 603-387-6969 2012 gooseneck or 5th wheel deckover trailer, 8.5ft. x 19.5ft., 6 ton $3200 w/title. 603-393-1577 26” Sharp TV, 1 year old. Originally $270, now $150. Call Jackie 524-8102. 4 Pairs Cross Country Skis- Size 9 1/2 boots, size 8 boots, $40 for a package. 455-6296
NEW HAMPTON: Nice 1-bedroom apartment, sliders to private deck, 5 minutes from I-93. $650/month. $650 security. No utilities. (603)217-0373.
AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.
NORTHFIED 2BR first floor, w/d hookup, no smoking, no util. $775 a month, refs, security. 387-4885
AUTOMIC Shape Skis, Atomic boots size 10, poles, ski bag, $300. 455-6296 CHEERLEADER Room Makeover Decorating Kit including lamp, nightlight, border, wall stickers and other cool stuff, $20 (new). Winnie the Pooh Lampshade, $10. (2) Winnie the Pooh pillowcases and small fleece blanket, $5 (all). 455-3686. CUB Cadet 7194 tractor and loader: 325-hours, 19HP, diesel, 4WD, loaded tires and rear chains. Very Clean, $6,950. 603-455-5835 Delta Super 990 10 inch radial arm saw $50. 293-7682
NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, includes basement. $220/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT RENTAL KUBOTA MINI EXCAVATOR
1800 Sq. Ft. Building with 2 offices and garage/warehouse space. Conveniently located near Busy Corner. $700/month. 603-998-0954.
MOULTONBOROUGH 1 bedroom cottage, large private lot, dog negotiable, no smoking, $700 plus utilities. (603)476-8450.
MOULTONBOROUGH: Studio, $625/ month or pay weekly. Includes heat, hot water, electricity. On-site laundry. Security & references required. No pets. 253-8863 or 393-8245.
WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.
DINING Table with 8-chairs, including 2-captain chairs: Asking $175. Excellent condition. 524-9658. DOG Kennel- 10X30X6 w/gate & dog house. HD Chain link. $300 firm. Call 387-8601
Section 8 welcome. 3 bedroom on route 106, Laconia, N.H. Parking, garage, large yard, $1,200/mo. includes utilities. 528-2227
DOSKOCIL Wire Kennel for up to 30lbs .... paid $45, asking $30. Used only 6 wks while training growing puppy. 455-3686.
TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, or upstairs larger unit. $630/Month, heat/hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.
DRY Seasoned cord wood. $225, U-Pick up. Meredith 455-6296
TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. $150/week includes all
FARM FRESH EGGS DAILY138 Durrell Mountain Rd. Bel-
DUAL Axel Trailer- 8ft X 20ft. $250. 603-539-5194
KX161 or KX057 12,000 pound machine. Hydraulic thumb and four way push blade. Rubber tracks & air conditioning. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month.
CAT 277B SKID STEER HALLOWEEN Costumes: All used once & in excellent condition ... Size 3T-4T Girls Vampire Dress, $5; Size 4-6 Girls 1/2 Angel, 1/2 Devil with added tights and pitchfork, $10; Size 7-8 Girls Playful Kitty with added make-up for whiskers, $10; Size 7-10 Girls Busy Bee, $10. 455-3686.
Beautiful, organic, screened loam. $15/yard. Call (603)986-8148. LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. MOVING Sale: Washer/Dryer, Trundell Bed, Bandsaw, Tablesaw, Planer, Tools, etc., Helmets, Skis, Tables. Call 455-2904. PORTER Cable Compound Miter saw 12in, $75. Craftsman 10in. Sliding Miter Saw, $100. Emglo Twin Tank Compressor $100. 603-998-3950 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Evening & weekend deliveries welcome. BENJAMIN OIL, LLC . 603-731-5980 THOMPSON Center Encore 50 ca. muzzleloader with scope. Real Tree camo stock with thumbhole. Like new $575. 603-502-5026 TRUCK Load random size lumber & plywood pieces. $25. 293-0683 WASHER, couch, overstuffed chair, TV, 3 bed frames, $20 each. 603-293-0683. WOODSPLITTER, TRACTOR mounted, 3 Point hitch PTO operated. Splits 24". American Brand Come see it operate. $1500. or best offer. Sears push type snow blower electric start, works fine. $150. or best offer. Jack. 603-279-4655
Furniture 2 queen bedroom sets both with dresser, mirror, night stands; $499 and platform $399. Full-size Mediterranean wooden bed $150. Regular size pull-out sofa $400. (603)524-1311
AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763. Large sofa bed, $50. Dining room set, table with/6 chairs and 2-leafs, $100/OBO. 524-8063 NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249.
With bucket and/or forks. Rubber tracks. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month.
TEREX TB50 MAN LIFT 50 foot maximum platform height and 500 lbs. maximum platform capacity. Four wheel drive with articulating jib. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month.
CAT 312 EXCAVATOR 28,000 pound machine. 28” tracks & air conditioning. Hydraulic thumb. Rent by the day, week or month. $500.00 a day, $1,600.00 a week or $4,000.00 a month.
All equipment includes 40 miles total of free trucking, delivery and pick-up, with two or more days rental. After that it is $3 a loaded mile.
603-763-6005 Help Wanted AKA TOOL, INC 2nd Shift ~ Lead Man Vertical Machining Center Setup / Operate EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Excellent Benefits Health/Dental/401k Plan 60k + 477 Province Road Laconia, NH 03246 524-1868 Email: email@example.com
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Help Wanted PART TIME OPTICAL ASSISTANT (23-29 hours w/some flexibility) needed in a respected retail Optical office in Gilford, NH. Afternoon hours until 5:30p and must be able to work Thursday until 6:30 pm and 8am-12pm Saturdays. Ideal qualities: Retail or sales experience, personality, assertiveness, computer savvy, highly organized, team player, passion for working with people and a great sense of fashion. Responsibilities will begin with processing office work and eventually assisting our opticians to serve our customers. This person should view this as an opportunity to ultimately pursue opticianry as a career. High school diploma required. High school diploma required. Please forward your resume with a cover letter stating how you feel you would be the best fit for this position and salary requirements. Starting pay for this position is $12 hourly with some benefits. Please email your resume to email@example.com
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TILTON AREA: P/T ADMIN. ASSISTANT with experience in bookkeeping and customer relations. Positive attitude, flexible schedule and computer skills a must. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Motorcycles 2007 Harley Davidson Nightster XL 1200 N. Olive green & black. 3400 miles, excellent condition. $6,200. 528-1987 2007 Honda Scooter 49cc- No Motorcycle license required. 750 miles. Mint condition/must sell. $900. 387-9342
Yard Sale FALL Clean-Up: Two men looking for fall clean-up jobs. 455-6296 FALL Yard Work- Leaf clean-up & removal, mowing and general yard maintenance. Call Mike or Alan, 860-519-2523 Leave Message FLUFF n BUFF House Cleaning: Call Nancy for free estimate. 738-3504.
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HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: email@example.com
DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121
DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361
STEVE!S LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARD WORK For all your yard needs and tree removal. 524-4389 or 630-3511
Summer Is over & the Holiday season will soon be upon us! Let us make your house sparkle for the Holidays! We do one time clean, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Moving in our out, we can clean for you. We work to fit your schedule. WHEN GOOD ISN!T GOOD ENOUGH Jeri Ann!s Cleaning Service Home 528-1963 Cell 630-3725 Check us out at www.residentialcleaning lakesregionnh.com
TILE DESIGN Tile & Marble Installation & Repair Carpentry & Decks Bathroom Remodeling
“WE’RE HIRING” Call your local Recruiter! SFC Michael Sullivan (603)731-5505
Snowmobiles 03 Skidoo Grand Touring SportV-1,000, 4-stroke, 2 up, backrest, electric start, reverse, front & rear heated grips. 1570 Miles, like new. $3,500/OBO. 366-5586
2008 650 Can Am Outlander XTLow miles, like new, $6,000. 393-6793 PLAN AHEAD with a 24ft. travel trailer. 2001 Trail-Lite with new A/C. Sleeps 4, good condition. $4,500. Call 524-8860
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CALL Mike for yard cleanups, maintenance, scrapping, light hauling, very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214
BELMONT Yard Sale- Saturday, 10:00 -? 79 Brown Hill Rd. . 2,000+ DVD!s, video games . CHEAP! Massage table with chair and more. Rain Cancels
ESTATE SALE 409 Darby Drive Briarcrest Estates
Saturday, 10/20 8am-2pm FREE PICKUP for useful items after your yard sale. Also estates, garages & houses cleaned out. 603-930-5222 GILFORD- 270 Belknap Mountain Rd. Sat. & Sun., 8:30-1:30. China, International artwork, sporting goods, elliptical, ping pong table, much more!
LACONIA GARAGE SALE FURNITURE, BABY ITEMS, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND MORE
SAT. 8-2 35 ORCHARD ST. LACONIA Large Multi-Family Garage Sale
Saturday ONLY!! 20 Crescent St. 9am-3pm Many household items, dresser, lawn mower, weed wacker, women’s and children ’s clothing, plus much more!
LANDSCAPING- Fall cleanup & brush cutting. Free estimates, call 387-9788
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cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed 603-356-4759 basementauthoritiesnh.com. M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607 MATURE woman looking for 5 hrs. a week housecleaning. 998-6420
RESIDENTIAL PLOWING Competitive rates, 455-4107. Ask for Ryan.
LACONIA GARAGE SALE 38 OVERLAND ST SAT., 8AM-2PM DOWNSIZING, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! RUMMAGE Sale & Flea Market: First United Methodist Church, Route 11A, Gilford. Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 9am-2pm. 524-3289. SUNDAY, October 21, 10am-2pm: 12 Old Bristol Road, New Hampton. Skis, Thule Skibox, Household, Toys, Furniture, Something for everyone!
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Meredith Altrusa presenting 17th Annual Festival of Trees starting Nov. 30 CENTER HARBOR — The Altrusa Club of Meredith is planning a spectacular 17th Annual Festival of Trees to open the Lakes Region’s holiday season on Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1, and Sunday 2 at the Waukewan Golf Club, located on Waukewan Rd. in Center Harbor. The Festival Silent Auction and Gala, Thursday, November 29, 5:30-8 p.m. will open the 3-day event. Guests will enjoy the picturesque New England Barn etting, featuring a huge rustic fireplace, while bidding on items contributed by area businesses. Pat Kelly, a Lakes Region favorite, will be on hand as Master of Ceremonies. Guests can enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and a cash bar while bidding on unique auction items.
This event sold out last year. Tickets are available November 1 at the Greater Meredith Chamber of Commerce, Cackleberries Garden and Gift Shop, Meredith and Fashion Forward, Moultonborough. Pre-purchased tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. Visitors may view the beautiful trees that have been contributed and decorated by area businesses, nonprofit organizations, clubs, churches, individuals, and families on Friday, November 30, from 2-8 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is the same as in past years: $3 and free for children 5 and under. Individuals, families, clubs and local businesses are encouraged to enter
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center hosting Annual Halloween Hoot N’ Howl on October 27 HOLDERNESS — There will be a Howling Good Time at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center’s annual Halloween Hoot N’ Howl starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 It began in 1991 with live skits about nature with an eerie and often humorous twist. Since then, the annual Halloween Hoot N’ Howl at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has become a beloved event with multiple generations of families coming back
Haunted Valley Pumpkin Extravaganza in Waterville
year after year for Halloween fun. Guided tours leave every ten minutes and last approximately 40 minutes. The last tour departs at 7:30 p.m. After the tour guests can enjoy fun games, snacks, Halloween candy, hot cider and hot coffee in the Tamworth Pavilion. Past skits at the Halloween Hoot N’ Howl have included storytelling, mad scientists, mysterious creatures, wild animals, and crazy insects. This year’s skits include an animal emergency room, scary scat, a loon diner, and the story of Star Apple. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume to keep with the Halloween theme of the event. The cost is $8 for members and $11 for non-members. This event is held rain or shine so dress for the weather. Register early as this event regularly sells out. Call 603-968-7194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATERVILLE VALLEY — Waterville Valley’s Haunted Halloween Extravangza will get underway with a fun pizza party, pumpkin carving & decorating on Friday, October 26 at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy a spooky pizza dinner, Fax: 524-6810 then decorate or carve E-mail: email@example.com a Halloween Pumpkin. 61 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, NH 03249 Kids can bring their own www.cumminsre.com Public Open House Sat 10/20 11 am pumpkin or purchase one. All the tools needed 27 SHORE DRIVE BEST BUY BIG VIEWS LACONIA to create masterpieces will be provided. Particpants must be at least 10 years of age or have adult supervision. Cost is $5/ carver for admission and $6 for an optional locally grown pumpkin.. Saturday, October 27 COME SEE THIS LOW MAINTENANCE Now...$485,000...Endless Possibilities!! NOW $465,000... WINNISQUAM “BEST Contemporary Home With Fenced Yard And A 27+ Acres Of Winnipesaukee And BUY”!! Unique Waterfront..Ideal For events to celebrate HalOversized Garden Shed. Relax And Bbq On Mountain Views!! 521’ Of Road Three Families … On The Lake…Big The Screen Porch. Three Large Bedrooms, loween include a Haunted Frontage, Conceptuals And This Duplex With 3 Bedrm’s Ea, Plus A Single 2.5 Baths, Lr W/fireplace, Family Rm And 2 Wonderful View Filled 2700sf Home!! Family Home ,1 Car And A 2 Car House, Halloween games, Car Garage. Great Location With The Beach Landscaped View Side Patio And 2 Car Garage.... Oversized Yard!! 160’ Of Just A Short Walk Away. $219,000 Garage. Open Fields And Big Views!! Gradual Sandy Shoreline And Beach!! Costume Contest and Agent: Joan Chandler 520-1586 Nothing Else Like It!! Trick of treating around the resort. Hors D’oeuvres will be served and anyone NEWLY PRICED NEWLY PRICED NEWLY PRICED is welcome to bring their own carved pumpkin. Cash prize to best Jack-OLantern. Lodging packages start at $150 a night and include a pumpkin, Friday evening pumpkin GILFORD VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD..On A 1.2 FRESHLY PAINTED AND REMODELED NOW $219,000...COUNTRY CHARM carving and decorating Acre Corner Lot! Walk To Village Store, GILFORD RANCH On A 1.4 Acre Corner Gilmanton Colonial Situated On 1.6 Playing Fields And Schools. Hardwood Floors Lot. Five Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, And Country Acres!! There’s A Big 2 Story with the Waterville Valley Throughout (Under The W/w), Spacious Lr W/ Detached 2 Car Garage. Great Garden 36x20 Barn With A 24x18 Workshop..Plus brick Fireplace, French Doors To A 3 Season Space, Garden Shed And Now... Recreation Department, A 2 Car Garage. Private Courtyard Patio, 9 Screen Porch, 4 Bedrms, 1.5 Baths And 2 Car Rooms, 5 Bedrooms And 2 Baths. Formal $115,000 Saturday night Trick-orGarage. Finished Lower Level , 2 Car Garage Dining, Walk Up Attic And A 3 Season And An In-ground Pool! NOW $189,000 Porch..Great Value! Treating, Haunted House, and costume contest. $29,000...Gilford’s Edge Of Woods...5 Room, 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home In Desirable 55yr Adult Park. Close To Gilford Beach..Kitties And Small Dogs Permitted W/park Approval. Access to White Mountain $55,000..Eastman Shore Rd 2 Acre Lot With Deeded Water Access On Lk Winnisquam. Athletic Club and spooky $125,000...30+ Acres On Mile Hill Rd Belmont. Driveway Permit, 750’ Of Road Frontage..Endless Possibilities..Build A Barn And Bring Your Horse! Halloween events and activities is available.
a tree, donate an item for the auction or become a sponsor. Contact: Betsy, 387-4380 The spirit of Christmas is in the air Friday, November 30, at this year’s children’s event. “Toyland”, a magical interactive story time, will be presented by local storyteller and entertainer, Rusty Locke at both the 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. performance. This magical tale will engage and delight young listeners. Children 3-8 are invited to bring their favorite adults and walk through the enchanted forest of glittering trees and enjoy an amazing story time. Each child will bring home a special holiday treat. Pre-registration is required for both readings as space is limited. For reservations, contact Mary Anne, 279-5529. Admission is $2 for Children of all ages and $3 for Adults.
South Down ShoreS open houSe S u n day O c t. 21S t : 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.
21 Carol Court, Laconia. New construction with 3 BR, 3 BA, 1st floor master BR, cape style with dutch hip dormer, 3-bay garage, formal dining room, large fireplaced living room, wrap around deck, granite kitchen, and hardwood floors. A very classy home. $404,225 MLS# 4128094 Directions: Rt. 106 to South Down Shores. Go to the Roche Realty Group office for the gate code. Straight on Outerbridge to stop sign. Take right onto Carol Court.
www.RocheRealty.com (603) 528-0088 (603) 279-7046
Preowned Homes FOR SALE View home listings on our web site www.briarcrestestatesnh.com or Call Ruth @ 527-1140 or Cell 520-7088
open houses Saturday, October 20 th
10:00am-12:00pm: 22 Fern Lane, Laconia
Freestanding Lindal cedar home located within the gated community of South Down Shores. Recently remodeled from the flooring to the baths. Access to South Down
Shores will be found at the gate house.
$215,000 MLS# 4188788
Sunday, October 21st 10:00am-12:00pm: 10 Dillon Way, Laconia
2 BR, 2 BA townhouse condo with a private deck, granite and tile and HW floors, and a custom designed garage.
$119,900 MLS# 4184990
Laconia: 2 BR, 1 BA end unit with a new eat-in kitchen, tile
and HW floors, a sun deck, and Lake Winnipesaukee and mtn. views. Assoc. amenities include docks and indoor storage.
www.RocheRealty.com (603) 528-0088 (603) 279-7046
Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park
28 X 60/40, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Large Private Rear Deck, Shed,Set Up In Park. L-17
See our homes at www.pinegardens.mhvillage.com 6 Scenic Drive Belmont, NH
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Crafters wanted for fair in Downtown Laconia December 1
LACONIA – Crafters are wanted to participate in a Community Craft Fair in Downtown Laconia on Dec.1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lakes Region Community Services Main Office, 719 No., Main St., directly across from the Laconia Clinic. Hand-crafted clothing, holiday decorations, home décor, jewelry, etc., are welcome. Prices are: $20 for a 6 X 7 space, $25 for a 6 X 9 space and $30 for a 6 X 10 space. To reserve a space, contact Laura at 630-8632, Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for reserving space is Nov. 15. Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. A dynamic human services organization, LRCS offers other essential and critical services to individuals in the Lakes Region from birth throughout their lifespan. LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-52248891 or visit www.lrcs.org.
All Brite Cleaning hosting 3rd Annual Bowling Tournament to Benefit Salvation Army
GILFORD — All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. is hosting the 3rd Annual Bowling Tournament at Funspot in Laconia on November 7, to benefit the Laconia Salvation Army. The cost is $120 per team of 4, including shoe rental, 2 strings of bowling, and pizza. All proceeds benefit the Laconia Salvation Army. Lane sponsorships are available for $50. The Bowling Tournament is the kick off to All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, Inc.’s 6th Annual Food Drive. All Brite’s employees donate their time to stand outside Market Basket three Saturdays in the month of December to collect non-perishable food items. For every item collected, All Brite then matches. “All Brite is not a franchise; we’re a communitydriven business. We try to give back whenever we can,” says Rob Stewart, owner of All Brite. This year they will be at Market Basket December 1st, 8th, & the 15th from 10am-2pm. For more information, call (603)524-4889 or e-mail email@example.com.
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