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Weirs’ sleep lobby out in force against night club expansion By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Faced with apparently conflicting reports from two acoustic engineers, the Planning Board last night deferred a decision on the request of Anthony Santagate to host live bands on the upper floor of the Tower Hill Tavern at Weirs Beach as neighboring

innkeepers warned excessive noise would ruin their businesses. The board agreed to refer the reports to a consultant, who would be asked to set some standard for audible noise with reference to specific places and times and measured by particular instruments. Santagate first applied to

install bar, stage, dance floor and restroom in 4,500 squarefoot space above the tavern and eatery at 264-290 Lakeside Avenue. When nearby businesses and residents raised concerns about the noise late at night the board required Santagate to fund a round of testing to determine if the noise leaving the building would be

within acceptable limits. Last month Eric Reuter of Reuter Associates of Portsmouth told the board that he calculated the sound of a live band would reach 90 decibels within the building and add between 45 and 50 decibels to the ambient sound level outside it, which he described as see sLeeP page 11

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LACONIA — Gary Groleau of New Hampshire Ball Bearing, Inc. has been appointed to the New Hampshire Board of Education. He was nominated by Governor John Lynch and unanimously confirmed by the Executive Council last month. Groleau replaces Fred Bramante of Durham and will serve until January 31, 2015. Groleau said yesterday that he was “very proud” of the appointment and looked forward to his first meeting of the board. Groleau has been in the forefront of efforts to forge closer partnerships between manufacturing employers and educational institutions — secondary schools, community colleges and the New Hampshire University System — to develop and sustain the skilled workforce on which future prosperity depends. A native of Laconia, Groleau was recently promoted to corporate manager of Labor Relations and Organizational Development see GROLeaU page 12

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Pawn shop owner asks court to set aside guilty verdict as unreasonable By Gail OBer


LACONIA — The attorney for the Lakeport pawn shop owner recently convicted of receiving stolen property in Belknap County Superior Court has asked a judge to set aside the guilty verdicts, arguing the state’s evidence was so weak, no “reasonable jury” could have found the state proved it case. Hemeon said that during the testimony

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Brent, 48, was convicted of four counts of felony level receiving stolen property after the jury deliberated for about two hours. He has since started liquidating his business and Police Capt. Matt Canfield confirmed yesterday that the Laconia Licensing Board, that meets today at noon, will consider whether or not to revoke Brent’s license. In his motion to set aside, Hemeon see Pawn sHOP page 12

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Beating in Hooksett being treated as hate crime

CONCORD (AP) — Two New Hampshire men have been indicted on charges of yelling a racial slur at an African-American man, then pulling him off his moped and beating him. Donald Freese of Concord and Joshua Peno of Nottingham, both 21, were indicted by a Merrimack County jury last month on charges of accomplice to simple assault related to the July 31 beating in Hooksett. The two are accused of yelling at the man out of a car window. The man pulled up and asked what they had called him. Police said they started hitting him on the head and threw him to the ground. Freese also was indicted on a felony criminal threatening charge, accused of brandishing a knife at the man. Police said Peno’s girlfriend, Nicolette Nicolaides, was driving the car. An affidavit said after the beating, she tried to drive away, but her car was out of gas. see HATE page 11

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agent was shot in the ankle and buttocks, but was reportedly in stable condition. Authorities have not identified the agent who was wounded, nor did they say whether any weapons were seized at the site of the shooting. At a news conference in Naco, an FBI official said the agency still was processing the crime scene and that it might take several days to complete. The FBI and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, which is also investigating, declined to say whether investiga-

tors have recovered guns or bullet casings. No arrests have been made, but authorities suspect that more than one person fired at the agents. “It’s been a long day for us but it’s been longer for no one more than a wife whose husband is not coming home. It’s been longer for two children whose father is not coming home, and that is what is going to strengthen our resolve” to find those responsible and enforce the law, said Jeffrey Self, commander see BORDER PATROL page 8

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling on the state’s controversial voter ID law that could help President Barack Obama in a presidential battleground state. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson delayed Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirement from taking effect this election, saying he wasn’t sure the state had

made it possible for voters to easily get IDs before Nov. 6. “I am still not convinced ... that there will be no voter disenfranchisement” if the law took effect immediately, Simpson wrote. Gov. Tom Corbett, who had championed the law, said he was leaning against an appeal of the decision, which was widely viewed to favor Obama in Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s biggest electoral college prizes. Obama has been leading in

recent polls over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Pennsylvania’s 6-month-old law, among the nation’s toughest, has sparked a divisive debate over voting rights ahead of the presidential election. About a dozen primarily Republican-controlled states have toughened voter ID laws since the 2008 presidential election. But states with the toughest rules going into effect — includsee VOTER ID page 12

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council reversed course Tuesday and repealed a ban on pot shops that it passed just two months ago to shutter hundreds of medical marijuana storefronts. Council members voted 11-2 to negate its July decision to rid the nation’s second-

largest city of pot dispensaries. The repeal came after opponents gathered enough signatures to place a referendum on the ballot seeking to undo the ban. Many cities have struggled with medical marijuana ordinances, but none has had a bigger problem than Los Angeles, where

pot shops have proliferated. Though dispensary owners can now remain open without fear of local authorities, they still run the risk of getting shut down by federal authorities who last week started targeting stores in Los Angeles see POT SHOPS page 10

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spear-throwing Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Hating another’s ideas is not a problem and may have a role in civic debate. Hating the holder of the ideas is a problem that boomerangs on the party encouraging such distemper. Witness the strange primary races in which partisans condemn certain contenders by showing pictures of them shaking hands with leaders from the other party. They don’t get it that citizens outside their high walls might put such photos in frames. In Indiana, Dick Lugar’s Senate seat would still be in his safe Republican hands had the party enforcers not insisted on replacing him with someone they could better control. During the primary, Lugar was condemned as “Obama’s favorite Republican.” Lugar refused to recant on positions deemed too moderate for the tea party activists. While officially endorsing the victor, he issued a tough-worded statement, urging state Treasurer Richard Mourdock “to revise his stated goal of bringing more partisanship to Washington.” Lugar was so revered and the primary brawl turned so nasty that a significant number of Republicans aren’t supporting Mourdock, now tied in the polls with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly. Lugar’s favorability numbers remain twice Mourdock’s, and some of the nominee’s backers now want the senator to actively campaign for their man. Good luck on that. Back in North Dakota, Democrat Heitkamp is saying, “I fundamentally believe we need to get partisanship out of government if we’re going to get anything done.” Republican Berg is saying, “This whole thing kind of boils down to, Do you want someone who’s going to fight against President Obama?” Is that the “whole thing”? Small wonder he’s not doing better in the polls. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

We can’t allow this Republican majority to stay in power in N.H. To the editor, As clinical social worker, I see and hear daily the stresses, fears and worries of people from all walks of life. I watched in disbelief as our own elected officials in N.H. mandated draconian cuts in the Health and Human Services funding, including mental health centers, and sought to desecrate workers right to organize, in the name of “responsible” budget cuts. I watch the presidential race with trepidation, seeing the vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s worrisome budget as the backdrop for a Republican Party that

I don’t recognize anymore. Whatever happened to this country’s founding belief that each person is entitled to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” Have we forgotten the spiritual charge engraved on the Statue of Liberty as a foundation upon which we, as a nation, conduct our political and social affairs: “Give me your tired, your poor; Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...Send these, the homeless, Tempest-tossed to me...?” If we in N.H. allow this Republican majority to stay in power here in our

LETTERS Johnson & Miller helped create state’s $800M structural deficit To the editor, The Democrat candidates from Gilford and Meredith have recently tried to vilify Colette Worseman, Bob Greenmore, Herb Vadney and Kevin Leandro. They have done this both in print and in public forums. The “Gang of Four” Democrat candidates, Bill Johnson, Kate Miller, Lisa DiMartino and Sandy Mucci wasted no time in claiming all the work the present Republican Legislature accomplished in closing an $800-million deficit left by the Democrats when they controlled Concord was all a MYTH. Interesting! Let’s check the facts. As reported in The Laconia Daily Sun, the Manchester Union Leader, the Concord Monitor, and other newspapers in 2009 -2010, the Democrats were in control of the spending. Two of those people who ran up the enormous deficit were Bill Johnson and Kate Miller, candidates once again to wreck more havoc on taxpayers. They chose to spend way beyond the revenue projections with total disregard for taxpayers and businesses thus creating this $800-million deficit. It is also documented that in the process of their spending spree that they enacted 38 new taxes and fees including taxes on small businesses, energy, rooms and meals, car registrations, and higher gas taxes. Moreover the Democrats, including Bill Johnson of Gilford and Kate Miller of Meredith, supported Lynch’s raid on the State Pension Plan to the tune of $7-million and his taking of $8-million from the toll road fund. Lynch tried other onerous tricks to shield the Democrat’s

misdeeds. None of this closed the gap. Therefore, with tacit approval of the Democrats, including Johnson and Miller, Lynch informed the UNH Trustees that he was borrowing $25-million from the trustee’s trust fund. Not one word of protest from the Democrats, including Johnson and Miller, that taking from the Pension Fund and Road Toll Fund were unconstitutional moves, nor did they stand up for the UNH Trustees when Lynch confiscated the money intended to be used to assist scholarships for students. Gratefully, in 2011 the Republicans including Representative Collette Worsman and Bob Greenmore of Meredith worked to close the deficit of $800-million and repealed a majority of the new taxes and fees. They also restored funding for the disabled and handicapped. As we saw in 2010, a backlash went out across the country to reign in government’s uncontrolled growth and spending. That backlash included restoring fiscal sanity to Concord. This is no “MYTH”. On November the 6th, I am voting to return Colette Worsman and Bob Greenmore as representatives of our new, combined district of Meredith and Gilford. They have earned my support. Kevin Leandro of Gilford and Herb Vadney or Meridith have also proven themselves to be true stewards of fiscal responsibility and have my full confidence that they will serve both of our communities and all residents exceedingly well as state representatives. David R. Horvath, Senior Gilford

state, we will continue to put at risk those who are our most vulnerable citizens. And if the Romney/Ryan team gets voted into office, we will have completely abandoned our national roots — and each other. The Republican agenda would turn the clock back on all kinds of social programs. It would lay waste to many parts of the “safety net” of state and local agencies, on which low and middle-class individuals and families depend for basic necessities. Powered by Ryan’s budget, Medicare will be unrecognizable. Please understand why this is correctly called an entitlement pro-

gram: our seniors and those with disabilities depend on Medicare for their livelihood; these are people who are unable to support themselves, or have put in their time contributing to this system all of their working life. In this economic climate, these irresponsible budget cuts have, and will continue to have, drastic and awful effects on the lives of real people — some of whom are our neighbors, friends and co-workers. Certainly there are always improvements that can be made in tightening up on pork and fraud in government programs, see next page

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LETTERS How would Lamb have voted & how would he restore funding? To the editor, Paul Phillips letter strongly supporting Bob Lamb’s candidacy for New Hampshire Senate District 2 is not one filled with positive attributes of Mr. Lamb and his positions on issues important to voters. Instead it is a negative diatribe against Senator Forrester and her so-called “record” claiming that she is controlled by “shadowy”, out-of-state super PACs and “bullies” within her political party. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jeanie Forrester has truly been a citizen legislator in the true spirit of New Hampshire, whose singular purpose is serve her constituents, listen to and help resolve their problems and concerns. I have taught several classes on Critical Thinking at Plymouth State University over the years. Such classes focus on evaluating reasoning and evidence to support arguments, and examining flaws in those arguments or conclusions. Mr. Phillip’s letter is replete with reasoning fallacies and distortions while offering little evidence to support his claims. His chief allegation, that Senator Forrester actions are controlled by outside interests and party bullies borders on a personal attack on her character rather than her actions. Just because one agrees with a philosophical approach of living within our fiscal means and smaller, more effective government does not equate to “signing away her District 2 vote to out-of-state groups working directly against the interests of the voters here in District 2”. Where’s the proof? In attempting to link Senator Forrester to those seemingly unfavorable PACs, Phillips creates a “straw man” that is easy to attack and is a distortion. Mr. Phillips attack on Jeanie’s voting record ”which hurt us” is filled with appeals to emotions and popularity (eg.”slash”,”decimate”) while omitting significant information and alternative causes to explain her votes. The most significant omission is that Senator Forrester and her colleagues inherited a structural state deficit of between $800 and $900-million. This deficit was created by the Democratically-controlled Legislature over a four year period with excessive spending and unrealistic state revenue projections. Jeannie and others were elected to eliminate that deficit without massive tax increases and balance the state budget. This called for difficult choices on spending amounts and priorities, but the goal was accomfrom preceding page but there is a way to do that with balance, and with compassion. Wasn’t it Jesus the Christ who said: “Whatever ye do unto the least of these, my brethren, ye do unto me?” (Matthew 25:40) When will humanity comprehend the wisdom of this deep understanding, which is echoed in several of the world’s spiritual paths: that when one person is suffering, we all do? When will we “get” that each life is precious? When will we understand that anyone who is in any way different from ourselves deserves our acceptance, support and, if not our love and respect, at least our tolerance?

plished. How would Bob Lamb have voted and how would he restore and finance funding levels complained about in Mr. Phillips letter? There are alternative explanations to many of the complaints in Mr. Phillips letter. For example: The state Medicaid reimbursement policy was changed because the U.S. Government sued the state over the previous reimbursement methodology. State redistricting for representatives and senators was caused by population changes resulting from the 2010 census and the necessity of complying with the federal “one man, one vote” requirement. Bob Lamb did not single handedly restore Holderness to Senate District 2. Senator Forrester worked behind the scenes to accomplish that result. Holderness residents and state legislators know that and have stated that. The voter ID bill does not disenfranchise anyone. Voters without proper identification will still be permitted to cast a ballot by signing a “challenged voter” affidavit verifying their name and address. This whole issue is another straw man fallacy. One needs an ID for travel, many purchases and admission to federal buildings and sites. It is overwhelming supported by a majority of citizens of all political persuasions. There is a DMV office in Tamworth. Not as convenient for some, but the Laconia-Belmont closing was the result of budget balancing which was made directly by DMV. Democrats raised the tobacco tax five times in four years from around $.50/pack to $1.78, but state revenues did not triple. New Hampshire had traditionally priced “sin” products like tobacco and alcohol competitively so that out of state visitors would be attracted to purchase here. The slight reduction in the tobacco tax was an attempt to restore some of that traditional competitiveness. Jeanie’s votes on “women’s rights” and “worker’s rights” need further explanation. Many feel that waiting 24 hours before having an abortion to consider its ramifications and limiting the medical procedure of partial birth abortion are common sense and humane approaches. Voting for a state “right to work” bill empowers the individual, not the labor unions and increases state attractiveness for businesses. As an adjunct at Plymouth State University, where is my freedom to work free from being forced to join see next page We are our brothers and sisters keepers. I heard someone say recently that the measure of a society’s maturity is how well we care for the most vulnerable among us. There’s more to look at in this election than jobs, economics and money; there are real people’s lives at stake. The gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” is the largest it has ever been. Please join me in voting for politicians who have the interests of all our society’s citizens at heart, especially those of us in the “47” and the “99” percent. Carol Hart Meredith

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LETTERS Maybe we can learn more about Forrester at Tea Party meeting To the editor, Looks like the citizens in State Senate District 2 will not have an opportunity to question their senate candidates in a public forum facilitated by an objective moderator. Senator Forrester has repeatedly refused to appear publicly in a forum with opponent Bob Lamb. This is a totally different Forrester than we were treated to at the League of Women Voters Forum in Meredith in September of 2010 when she had no record, but was eager to attack Senator Deb Reynolds’ voting record. Now that the tables are turned, I suspect Senator Forrester does not want to have to answer to her constituents as to why she ran in 2010 on a platform that included, among other things, education as a priority, and after being elected voted to cut $48.4 million from the UNH budget, effectively upping instate tuition for families, $2,000 per year. UNH now ranks first in the country for highest tuition for its own residents. Scholarship money has been removed from the university budget rendering it

unattractive to bright, qualified students with financial needs. The quality of schools and universities ranks high with companies choosing where to locate their business, higher than a tax code according to a recent quote from Paul O’Neill, former CEO of Alcoa and President George W. Bush’s former secretary of the treasury. Businesses need to know an area will provide a skilled labor force. Senator Forrester’s vote struck a damaging blow to the desirability of New Hampshire as a business location. Voters have a right to know why Senator Forrester says one thing and then votes with Tea Party colleagues in the House to cut funding to education. Maybe we can find out why when Senator Forrester addresses the Lakes Region Tea Party organization at the Moultonborough Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, about her past two years in the State Senate as published on their website. Kay M. Anderson Laconia

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To the editor, Have we, as a society, watching our children and grandchildren, play sports, gone over-board in our reaction about the importance of games. Here are some examples of how we abuse, what should be, a recreational past-time! A friend’s son played four basketball games, back-to-back on the same afternoon-evening because it was a playoff. The boy must have been exhausted, even at his age! I watched a succor game after it had rained steady, soaking everyone. The weather looked ominous, still they played the entire game. My neighbor tells me her son would play the football game even if it continued to rain all day. Does that make sense to you? Parents fail to speak up about game schedules, even if it places a unreasonable burden on their children’s

work load! Why do coaches ask for double practice times when it can keep children up late trying to do their home-work and having a late supper? Adults have created near hysteria about playing games, whereas they (games) should always be a pleasant recreational past-time for the kids. And parents are to blame for letting coaches get away with demanding and unreasonable schedules. In my way of thinking, games have taken on a bizarre hold on all those that are involved. Schools that cannot teach math and science successfully, can always divert our time and attention away from academic classroom failures, to a bunch of kids trying to have a good time on the playing field! Leon R. Albushies Gilford

I’d like to be the one questioning Obama at tonight’s debate To the editor, Gov. John H. Sununu had it right. Hussein is lazy. Finally, a face to face with Romney and Barack: 1. There are no expectations of fairness from those who will be doing the questioning during the debate process. If the Mitt Romney who wants to win the presidency shows up the questioners will not be able to help the empty suit. Proceed with minimum respect for Obama, he has none for you Mitt — or for America! What would I like to hear regarding the “domestic” issues: Barack, four years ago you made promises to the American people; without making excuses, where are the jobs, where is the most transparent administration ever, why did you increase the national debt by 5-trillion dollars, why do we see our stimulus money gone to public and private unions,

what has your administration done to stop “black on black crime”, how have worked to bring Americans together when you remind us you are the president, and when did you cut the debt in half, and when are you going to resign as you promised? That was just the first question. Now ask Barack why we have slipped so much in world standing regarding economy and respect? Mitt, would you ask Obama a question for me: Niel Young from Laconia, NH, wants to know why you dislike his grandchildren so much, that you would take their hope away, their freedom, and the opportunity to study hard, work hard, and realize their financial success without being penalized by you in taking their money to give it to those who didn’t? Niel Young Laconia

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LETTERS Carol Shea-Porter’s not a big time politician; she’s one of us To the editor, To me, Carol Shea-Porter is truly a grass roots candidate. Even in 2012, she still refuses to take money from lobbyists and corporate PACS. She is a face-to-face, door-to-door and meeting to meeting type of candidate. I have had the opportunity to listen to Carol and ask her questions. I attended a NARFE meeting when she was in Congress. All the senators and representatives from NH were invited but only Carol showed up to answer our questions and hear our concerns. There was a deployment ceremony at the National Guard Center in Concord when some of our servicemen were being sent to Iraq. Once again the senators and representatives were invited and once again Carol was the

only one present. She spoke and then met the families face to face and wished them well. When decisions are being made in Washington, I’m sure that her personal contact with these families will still be in her mind. I recently talked to a Vietnam veteran who spoke strongly in favor of her. He told me that he is planning to vote for her because of the support she has given in the past. She is one of us and not a big time politician. Carol will work for campaign reform. She is talking and listening to the people in her district. She will respond to your needs and not to the needs of big money lobbyists. Paul Bonneville Lochmere (Tilton)

Please vote on November 6; there’s no greater freedom than this have to work, vote beforehand or on the way home. The polls are open from early in the morning until early evening to accommodate your needs. VOTE! There is no greater freedom than this. Our military continues to fight around the world to preserve the right for you to be able to go to the polls without intimidation or fear. Don’t let them or your country down. See you at the poles, where I will be executing my legal right to hold signs in front of Town Hall for Mitt Romney and Ovide Lamontagne — right beside my Democrat friends. Elena Ball Gilmanton Iron Works

Please support Franklin’s Thrift Clothes Closet with your patronage To the editor, Located just two doors north of the Franklin City Hall at 332 Central Street in Franklin is the Thrift Clothes Closet, a not for profit ecumenical organization. This store has been in operation for the past 13 years. Our mission is to serve the needs of the Twin Rivers communities. Through the generosity of our donors and the invaluable contribution of our 17 volunteers time, we are able to provide affordable clothing and essential household goods to Franklin and surrounding communities. Besides, providing material goods there is an atmosphere of friendliness and respect to all who enter the store. We are

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Boulia-Gorrell donates power tools to Huot Center’s building trades program By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Company, a business now run by the fourth generation of the same family, has been a supporter of building trades education in the city for as long as there’s been a program to support. On Tuesday, the company donated an assortment of new tools to the Huot Regional Technical Educaiton Center’s building trades program. The tools, worth a collective $1,800, will be used by all 34 students enrolled in building trades classes, said teacher Matthew Towle. They’ll come in especially handy later this year when the students participate in the renovation of the Huot Center and the reconstruction of the high school, a $16.8-million project which has already begun. The building trades students will also help build the concessions stand planned as part of a new Bank of New Hampshire stadium. The donation included several contractor-grade pneumatic tools, such as an impact wrench, a crown stapler, a stick framer, an angled finish nailer, a roof nailer and a palm nailer. A box of hand tools, such as tape measures and levels, were also part of the donation. “This is unbelievable — this is fantastic,” said Towle, accepting the donation. Some of the pneumatic nailers used by his students as as old as 25 years, and can be unreliable if not unsafe. With the new tools, he said, “we can have a much safer operation,” and the educational value will also be enhanced. “It’s what they’re likely to see if they want to enter the field.” Sally McGarry, treasurer and general manager of Boulia-Gorrell, is the fourth generation of the Veazey family to run the business. She sees support of the building trades program as an investment in the future clientele of her business. Towle’s stuBORDER PATROL from page 2 of Customs and Border Protection’s Arizona joint field command. Ivie, who is married, lived in Sierra Vista with his wife and their two young daughters. The last Border Patrol agent fatally shot on duty was Brian Terry, who died in a shootout with bandits near the border in December 2010. The Border Patrol station in Naco, where the two agents shot Tuesday were stationed, was recently named after Terry. Terry’s shooting was later linked to the govern-

At right, Huot Technical Center Building Trades Teacher Matt Towle discusses his appreciation for the gift of $1,800 worth of tools, given to the program by Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Company. Also pictured are School Board Member Joe Cormier and Boulia-Gorrell general manager Sally McGarry. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

dents learn a trade which can keep them employed in their own home town, she noted, especially citing the teacher’s emphasis on safe and conscientious practices. McGarry said, “It’s teaching them the correct way — Matt (Towle) does a wonderful job.”

Joe Cormier, school board member and co-chair of the district’s joint building committee, said the gift is the latest event in a long tradition at BouliaGorrell. “The Veazeys have always been a big part of education in Laconia.”

ment’s “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling operation, which allowed people suspected of illegally buying guns for others to walk away from gun shops with weapons, rather than be arrested. Authorities intended to track the guns into Mexico. Two rifles found at the scene of Terry’s shooting were bought by a member of the gun-smuggling ring being investigated. Critics of the operation say any shooting along the border now will raise the specter those illegal weapons are still being used in border violence.

“There’s no way to know at this point how the agent was killed, but because of Operation Fast and Furious, we’ll wonder for years if the guns used in any killing along the border were part of an illadvised gun-walking strategy,” Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said in a statement. The Terry family said that the shooting was a “graphic reminder of the inherent dangers that threaten the safety of those who live and work near the border.” see next page

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Judge won’t allow cottage to be moved onto property of Governors Island Club member BY GAIL OBER

LACONIA — In a three paragraph ruling issued Monday, Judge James O’Neill rejected a Laconia man’s request to move a cottage slated for destruction to his property for safekeeping. Richard Homsi, who lives on Summit Ave in Laconia but whose property is included in the Governors Island Club, had hoped to build a garage and place the cottage on top of it. After his plan was rejected by the GIC Executive Committee, Homsi began excavating and building the foundation. He stopped when O’Neill granted GIC a emergency ex parte injunction in June. Homsi said he began the project without GIC approval because he was able to obtain permits from both the Laconia Planning Department and the state Department of Environmental Services. He contends the zoning and permitting process trumps any

deed restrictions he may have signed when he bought his house in 1997. Judge Kenneth McHugh made the injunction permanent until the matter could go to trial — something that could take at least a year. Homsi filed for a motion to reconsider McHugh’s ruling and was turned down. In his motion on Monday, in which he represented himself, he asked for the court to allow him to move the cottage for “safekeeping” on to his property. GIC attorney Paul Fitzgerald successfully argued that Homsi’s request was really a third bite at getting the initial injunction lifted and O’Neill agreed saying his order was consistent with the three previous orders dated June 12, June 21, and August 2. The cottage is still standing as of Tuesday morning, but a neighbor of both the cottage owner and Homsi said it will likely be destroyed soon so the owner of the property can build a new home.

from preceding page Authorities set up a checkpoint on a dirt road about seven miles southeast of Bisbee. A Border Patrol truck and another vehicle carrying two portable toilets were allowed to drive past the roadblock. Agents at the checkpoint declined to comment and barred reporters from going further. Two helicopters from federal immigration agencies could be seen from a distance circling the area. And a fugitive-chase team could be seen staging on a roadside. The area near the shooting is scattered with houses, trailers and ranchettes. Mesquite trees and creosote bushes dot the landscape, with a mountain range nearby to the west. The U.S. government has put thousands of sensors along the border that, when tripped, alert dispatchers that they should send agents to a particular location.

The agents were fired upon in a rugged hilly area about five miles north of the border as they responded to an alarm that was triggered on one of the sensors, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas. It is not known whether the agents returned fire, she said. The agents who were shot were on patrol with a third agent, who was not harmed, said George McCubbin, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing about 17,000 border patrol agents. The Border Patrol said Ivie worked for the agency since January 2008 and grew up in Provo, Utah. He worked as an emergency medical technician before joining the Border Patrol, said his brother-in-law, Todd Davis. He served a two-year mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City after high school.


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Consultant tells school board it’s critical that all students master basic math by end of grade 4 Dr. Mahesh Sharma notes only 6 LHS students took calculus in 2011-12 By Gail OBer

LACONIA — Since the School District implemented a no-nonsense approach to teaching mathematics last year, administrators reported to the school board last night that scores have improved. The emphasis on mathematics came from a Title 1 grant that the administration used to consult with Dr. Mahesh Sharma, whose approach to teaching mathematics is that all children should master numeracy — or know how numbers work — by the end of fourth grade. Calling them “the non-negotiables,” he preaches that without mastering the basic skills, like those needed for reading and literacy, then students won’t have the skills they need for algebra and beyond. Sharma said last night that any child who can learn a 26 letter alphabet can learn 10 numbers and how they relate to each other. In response to a question from School Board member Malcolm Murray — a former math teacher — as to what should happened to a child if he or she doesn’t master the skills by the school year’s end, Sharma said there are plenty of people both at home and in the School District who are there to help, including, in Laconia’s case, a math coach. “If they can do it in Finland, Pakistan and India, then we can do it,” he said, noting his studies show that only in the United States and the United Kingdom do students not learn the non-negotiables by

certain ages. Sharma said that on average, 18-percent of all students in U.S. high schools are taking calculus. With Laconia’s population, that translates to 30 students that should be taking subject. Last year, six LHS students took calculus. “We have a ways to go,” he said, noting there are many children who are taking advanced classes in grades 9 and 10. He said Laconia is on a par with the other seven schools in the Lakes Region, but when compared them to some of the other school districts in New Hampshire — he singled out demographically upscale Bow and Amherst — the area is lagging. He said he would expect that if the core teaching in the lower grades continues apace, then the number of students who excel in mathematics will increase. “The vision is to increase the number of students taking calculus by two to five percent annually over the next 10 years,” he said. “Two percent in calculus means 10 percent in algebra II, 20 percent in algebra I. It has a cascading effect.” He also said the school needs to create a culture where excellence in mathematics is encouraged, that math is “not nerdy,” and excellence should be rewarded. “I see all these sports plaques but I don’t see plaques for kids who scored 1600 on their SATs or got into MIT,” he said.

POT SHOPS from page 2 they said were raking in huge sums of money and attracting crime. Pot remains illegal under federal law. “What weighs heavy in my mind is that no matter what we do, the federal government will still come in and shut them down,” said Councilman Ed Reyes, who voted for the ban in July. “It’s a very confusing time for everyone. Those who chose to continue to open up for the right reasons are at risk and those who are doing it out of gamesmanship, out of opportunism, out of profit at the cost of our lives and the public safety in our communities will also be at risk.” The city’s so-called “gentle ban” would have eliminated storefront pot shops but allowed patients and caregivers to grow medical marijuana. City officials have said more than 750 collectives have registered with the city and as many as 200 more could exist. More than 175 California cities and 20 counties have banned retail pot shops, according to the medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access. In supporting the repeal, some council members

said they needed better guidance from California legislators and urged them to address the inadequacies of a state law that allows the medicinal use of marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. “We need to get clarity on exactly where we stand,” said Councilman Mitchell Englander. The state Supreme Court is expected to address whether local governments can ban medical marijuana clinics, but a hearing hasn’t been set by the high court. Los Angeles passed an ordinance two years ago that was supposed to shutter hundreds of pot dispensaries while capping the number in operation at 70. But a set of legal challenges against the city by dispensaries and the recent expiration of the ordinance due to a sundowner clause led to another surge of pot shops. Federal authorities have targeted about 375 pot stores and growing operations in the Central District of California, which stretches from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino counties.


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State ready to advertise for agent to market State School property nationwide BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The state expects to begin the process of marketing the former Laconia State School property on North Main Street before the week is out, not by seeking a bid for the site but by seeking a broker to sell it. Mike Connor, director of the Plant and Property division of the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services, said yesterday that by the end of the week he will issue a request for proposals (RFP) from brokers interested in preparing a plans to market the site nationwide. He said that a broker would be selected based on qualifications and experience as well as the proposed marketing strategy and commission. The department will recommend the chosen broker to the governor and Executive Council, which must approve the contract. Connor said that the description of the property, terms of the sale and asking price would be determined by the broker. Last month, City Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2), who has been in the forefront of the city’s effort to acquire the property, told the City Council that he will recommend that the city formally withdraw its offer to purchase the site for $2.16-million. At the time, he anticipated that the RFP would invite bids for the property and suggested the city should place itself on an equal footing with other prospective bidders by taking its offer off the table. Meanwhile, Nobis Engineering, Inc. of Concord has completed a phase II environmental assessment of the Blood Building, one of some 26 buildings on the site, and is expected to issue its report shortly. The work was funded by a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and overseen by Planning Director Shanna Saunders. When the state appraised the property the Blood Building, a three- story building constructed in 1942 and empty since 2004, was among nine buildings described as in “major disrepair” with significant water damage and mold infestation. Saunders said that the environmental assessment would measure the extent of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead paint, mold and PCBs, and estimate the cost of removing them. She said that the building was chosen because a preliminary assessment indicated the presence of a wide range of contaminants. The report on the single building, Saunders said, would enable city officials to extrapolate the cost of addressing contamination on the entire site. HATE from page one She was charged with disorderly conduct. The Concord Monitor reports while the assault charges are misdemeanors, the county attorney’s office is prosecuting them under a statute that allows for an extended sentence for hate crimes. If convicted, both men could face two to five years in prison, instead of a year. Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray said the case is the first one his office has prosecuted alleging a crime motivated by hostility toward a victim’s race. A lawyer for Freese said his client denies the charges. A lawyer representing Peno didn’t return a call seeking comment.

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SLEEP from page one “reasonable for this area and this use.” However, the board questioned his methodology and ordered a further round of testing. Santagate told the board last night that another two rounds of sound tests confirmed Reuter’s original calculations. He said the report had been submitted to the Planning Department. However, Frank Kuhn of Air & Noise Compliance of Plaistow, who was hired by Robert and Mike Ames, owners of the Half Moon Motel and Cottages, to review Reuter’s reports and conduct tests himself cast doubt on Reuter’s findings. He presumed that the ambient sound level outside the building in the evening would be between 40 and 45 decibels and expected a live band to raise to 110 decibels. He stressed that neighbors are especially sensitive to sound after dark, when the ambient sound level is lowest. “Noise control is all about the details,” Kuhn said, referring to the design of the space, mode of construction and use of materials. Mike Ames told the board that if Santagate opened next summer “he could destroy our business.” He said that he and his brother have invested more than $100,000 in improving their property, noting that patrons expect more than “rustic.” Likewise, he said “they do not expect noise. They expect a good

night’s sleep,” explaining that our clientele are settling down for the night just when their customers are “ramping up.” Ames was echoed by Joe Driscoll, owner of the Lakeview House, a mainstay of the Weirs since 1869. “My number one complaint, after working my butt off and my wife working her butt off, is late night noise.” He said after listening to carousing drunks shouting expletives after leaving the clubs nightclubs , he can only go to bed “and get ready for the morning’s complaints.” Both Driscoll and Ames emphasized that guests regularly post comments about hotels, motels and cottages on the Internet and a handful of customers reporting a sour experience can severely impact a business. Driscoll reminded the Planning Board that the city’s Master Plan calls for preserving the hotels, motels, cottages and campgrounds and sustaining the character of the Weirs as a family resort. “They don’t come here for nightclubs,” he said. “They come here for the natural splendor we are blessed with” “I don’t see why anyone has a right to disrupt everybody’s sleep at night,” Driscoll declared. “I don’t do business on anyone else’s property and I don’t expect anyone to do their business on mine.”

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PAWN SHOP from page one recapped some of the evidence presented at trial. He said Brent knew Richard McNeil, the man who stole the tools from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Gilford, and had done business with him before. Brent also knew McNeil was in the construction business. Brent told McNeil that the tools would be included on a list submitted regularly to the police; he had McNeil sign a statement that the tools were not stolen, borrowed or obtained illegally; and he told McNeil the tools would be held in his back room for two weeks as is required by city ordinance. Brent submitted his weekly report and detectives recognized McNeil’s name. When Butler went to Cash N Toys, Brent gave him the tools, the paperwork including a copy of McNeil’s driver’s license, and offered to let him review the video surveillance tape. Butler spoke with a loss prevention officer at Lowe’s who told him he thought he had pictures of McNeil stealing the tools on October 11 and 12 but, because of internal policies, he had not yet reported the thefts to the police. Butler returned to Cash N Toys and asked Brent for information regarding October 12 because the October 12 transactions fell into the next week’s reporting cycle. Brent gave him the information he sought and the October 12 transactions were included in the ones submitted to police on October 17. After a discussion Butler had with Brent, in which Brent told him he cannot assume everything that comes in into his store is stolen, Butler arrested him and charged him with the felonies. At trial, McNeil testified he was a drug addict and couldn’t remember the specific transactions but did recall Brent telling him that if the

tools ended up being stolen, the police would know and McNeil “would have a problem.” McNeil had already pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to 12 months in the Belknap County House of Corrections. Hemeon did not put on a defense, requesting instead that after the state ended its presentation, the court dismiss the charges. In the state’s closing argument, Kaelin conceded Brent had followed all of the city ordinances with respect to the stolen tools. She also told the jury that the police are “too busy” to check all of the inventory lists for stolen goods. Hemeon said that when the court prepared its instructions to the jury, he took exception to the words that said the jury would have to determine Brent “acted in with intent to resell” which enhanced the classification from misdemeanor to felony. “Absolutely no rational juror could have found, based on the evidence presented, that Mr. Brent acted with the purpose to deprive Lowe’s of it property,” Hemeon wrote, adding there was no direct evidence that Brent acted with “mens rea” or a guilty mind and therefore the jury had no option but to acquit his client. He also said it goes against public police to prosecute someone who complies with an ordinance. “Upholding this verdict could deter pawnshops in the future from complying with the ordinance completely for fear of prosecution,” wrote Hemeon. As to the statement that the city police are “too busy” to review every report, he said the city could have enacted an ordinance to require pawnshops to “flag” new items, but the city did not do that. Hemeon requested the court either vacate the guilty verdicts and acquit Brent or order a mistrial.

GROLEAU from page one ment at the Astro Division of NHBB, where he previously served as Human Resources manager and senior divisional manager. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a masters degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, Groleau was HOME Director of the Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program, where he devel-

oped a successful affordable housing initiative in collaboration with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Groleau has contributed to a variety civic projects, chairing the Lakes Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Coordinating Committee and serving as an incorporator of the Belknap County Economic Development Council.

VOTER ID from page 2 ing Kansas and Tennessee — aren’t battleground states, making their impact on the presidential election unclear. One civil rights lawyer said the decision cemented the principle that a photo ID law can’t disenfranchise voters. Opponents had said young adults, minorities, the elderly, poor and disabled would find it harder to cast ballots. “The effect of the decision in Pennsylvania is not just theoretically, can voters get ID, but actually, can they get ID,” said Jon M. Greenbaum, chief counsel of The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Simpson — a Republican first elected to the bench in 2001 — based his decision on guidelines given to him two weeks ago by the state Supreme

had made photo IDs easily accessible. He ruled after listening to two days of testimony about the state’s efforts to ease requirements, as well as accounts of long lines and ill-informed clerks at driver’s license centers. On Nov. 6, election workers will still be allowed to ask voters for a valid photo ID, but people without it can use a regular voting machine in the polling place and will not have to cast a provisional ballot or prove their identity to election officials afterward, the judge ruled. The law could still take full effect next year, although Simpson could also decide to issue a permanent injunction. “This decision is a big win for voters in Pennsylvania,” said Witold J. Walczak of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which helped

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Polls indicate Democrats doing good job of defining Romney to N.H. voters BERLIN (AP) — Mitt Romney is a part-time resident of this tiny state, and his fiscally conservative, socially moderate tenure as governor of neighboring Massachusetts once seemed a good match for New Hampshire’s independent and libertarian-leaning electorate. Yet, Romney trails President Barack Obama in polls here, as he does in most other presidential battlegrounds, despite spending considerable time and money to lock up the state’s four Electoral College votes. Some New Hampshire voters say they are turned off by his shift to the right on issues like abortion, while others have absorbed the message from Obama campaign ads depicting Romney as a wealthy corporate titan who doesn’t understand the concerns of ordinary people. “He’s just another rich, arrogant son of a gun,” said Norm Small, 61, a registered independent who runs a bowling alley in Berlin in northern New Hampshire. The town is home to many of the working-class white voters who have never embraced Obama, but interviews found many residents deeply skeptical of Romney’s fiscal policies and aura of privilege. Small said he was offended by comments Romney made at a secretly videotaped Florida fundraiser suggesting that 47 percent of people see themselves as “victims” entitled to public assistance and are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. The Obama campaign is running a tough new ad in New Hampshire drawing attention to those remarks. “The people who are getting help probably really need it,” Small said. “Romney says 47 percent of people are living off the dole? He should realize that lot of them are struggling.” Polls until recently had shown Romney giving strong chase to Obama in a state Obama carried by nearly 10 percentage points over Republican John McCain four years ago. But a University of New Hampshire poll released Monday found Obama leading Romney by 52-37 percent among likely New Hampshire voters. The Romney campaign’s TV advertising has dipped somewhat in the state in recent weeks but has been buoyed by ads from the super PAC American Crossroads. Aides downplayed the advertising drop, noting the state does not have an early voting program, meaning voters can be wooed through Election Day, Nov. 6. “We are committed, we are focused, and we have a ground game that is extraordinarily strong,” from preceding page challenge the law. The plaintiffs included the Homeless Advocacy Project, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Corbett, a Republican, said he still believed that his administration would have made it possible for every registered voter who needed a valid photo ID card to get one. Election law and voting rights scholars say voter ID requirements stop some people from voting, although it’s very hard to determine how many. “The thing I’m concerned about is that it will lead to confusion on Election Day,” said Nathaniel Persily, who teaches election law at Columbia University in New York. “There will be spotty enforcement ... and there could be lines and slow voting as a result.” Michael J. Pitts, who teaches election law at Indiana University, said Pennsylvania’s decision is distinctive because of the court’s discomfort with changing voter identification requirements so close to an election. The law was a signature accomplishment of Corbett and Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature, which passed it over the objection of every Democratic lawmaker. Republicans, long suspicious of ballot-box stuffing in the Democratic bastion of Philadelphia, justified it as a bulwark against any potential election fraud. Democrats, accusing Republicans of using oldfashioned Jim Crow tactics to steal the White House from Obama, turned their opposition to the law into a valuable tool to motivate volunteers and campaign contributions.

Romney senior New Hampshire adviser Jim Merrill said. “This state is absolutely in play.” Romney has made the state part of his identity: He formally announced his 2012 presidential candidacy at a New Hampshire farm and has spent many weekends at his vacation compound on Lake Winnipesaukee. New Hampshire has not always been the most hospitable place for Obama. In the 2008 Democratic primary, voters snubbed him for rival Hillary Rodman Clinton just days after Obama routed the former first lady in Iowa’s kickoff caucuses. Berlin resident David Viger says Obama’s tax and regulatory policies have hurt and in some cases shut down local businesses. The 61-year-old auto repair shop owner says he is eager to vote for Romney. “Romney is a successful businessman. Obama is not,” Viger said. “Obama has no clue on how to run a business. Obama couldn’t run a lemonade stand.”

New Hampshire is the smallest of the major battleground states. But both sides are acutely aware of its potential to alter the outcome if the national contest is tight. They point to 2000, when Democrat Al Gore lost New Hampshire by just 7,000 votes to Republican George W. Bush. Had Gore prevailed in New Hampshire, he would have had the 270 votes needed to win the election and the famously disputed Florida vote would not have determined the race. Romney still must convince voters here he’s still the pragmatic problem-solver they observed in Massachusetts. “A fiscally conservative, socially libertarian message wins here,” New Hampshire Institute of Politics director Neil Levesque said. “The message is: ‘Stay away from me, stay away from my life, and, by the way, what’s going on with all the spending? ... Washington is out of control.’”

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

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MEREDITH — Wilfred Joseph “Willy” LaPlante, 75, of Meredith, New Hampshire passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. A proud French Acadian and devoted Roman Catholic, he was born in Richardsville (Campbellton), New Brunswick, Canada on July 18, 1937. He was the youngest of six children of the late Cleophas and Josephine (Roy) LaPlante, and had just celebrated his 45th anniversary with his wife Helen (Boivin) LaPlante, whom he married on September 19, 1967. He is also survived by daughter, Lucie and her husband, Peter Villeneuve, of Conway, NH; son Luc and his wife, Nicole (Defosie) LaPlante, of Meredith; four grandchildren: Lucien and Noelle LaPlante, and Jacques and Melanie Villeneuve; sister Edwina LaPlante, of Campbellton, New Brunswick; brother Henry LaPlante, of Dundee, New Brunswick; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters Isabelle Malley and Lucienne Gallant, and brother George LaPlante. Willy was educated at Campbellton Academy, Stone-

hill College, UNH Manchester, NH, and LaSalette Novitiate in Center Harbor and Enfield, NH, where he was a LaSalette Missionary “Brother Camille LaPlante, MS” from 1953-1966. He then enjoyed a career as a chef at St. Francis Home in Laconia, Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith, and LaSalette Shrine (Attleboro, Worcester, and Southbridge, MA; and Center Harbor and Enfield, NH). He was a member of the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society and Roman Catholic Crusaders. He was fluent in English, French, and Latin. In 1972 he moved with his family from Tilton to Meredith, NH, and was very happy here in the lakes and mountains with his old hunting grounds nearby. He enjoyed sunshine, playing hockey, hunting, travelling, camping, snowmobiling, bingo, antiquing, flower gardens, and grandchildren. He is remembered as kind and gentle, and always had an animal story to tell. He was much loved and will be greatly missed by friends and relatives. A funeral Mass was held September 29, at Sacred Heart Church in Laconia, NH.

LACONIA — Shannondoah T. Petrin, 37, of 33 Dartmouth Street, Laconia, passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2012. The world has lost a loving spirit. Shannondoah resided with her significant other, Charlie Covey. Shannondoah was the beloved daughter of Sheila Frazier Petrin of Laconia, NH, sister of Keith Petrin, currently residing in Orlando, FL, and wife of Kerry Wade, and their beloved dachshunds’, Boozer and Snoopy, Laconia, NH. Shannondoah was known most for her mattress sales in Belmont, as a fantastic DJ throughout the Lakes Region, and as an eldercare companion. Her love of music and song lifted everyone who was privileged enough to hear her sing throughout her short life. She was an amazing friend to many of you. Shannondoah is predeceased by her grandfather,

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Jane G. Irwin, 79

LACONIA — Jane G. Irwin, 79, 17 Nutmeg Circle, Taylor Community, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Jane was born October 22, 1932 in White Plains, New York, the daughter of Jerome W. and Agnes (McBride) Gates. She graduated from White Plains High School in 1951 and graduated from Syracuse University in 1955. In 1953, she was the National Orange Bowl Queen for Syracuse University. Mrs. Irwin was a longtime resident of Laconia and had been employed as an art teacher starting at Memorial Middle School in 1961. From 1963 to1968 she taught at Gilford Elementary School and then from 1970 to 1984 at Laconia High School. For well over ten years she was Head of the Art Department at Laconia High School as well as Head of the Art Department for the entire Laconia School District. Jane was an incredible influence in her students’ lives and many of them went onto world renowned art schools and great careers in the art field. By the mid 70’s she had built a virtual Art Department “Empire” that covered everything from art history and advanced aesthetics to pen and ink drawing, fine pottery, painting and sculpture. Even while teaching she had also been employed at O’Shea’s Department Store and Piche’s Ski Shop for many years. Mrs. Irwin was a member and former president of the Lakes Region General Hospital Nursery Guild. From 1958-1959 she was instrumental in helping to establish the Loon Preservation Committee and continued to be extremely active through the late 90’s. Most often she could be found in some deserted cove on Winnipesaukee “babysitting” and protecting loons from afar in her boat “The Loon Patrol”. Jane’s interests were always very eclectic, ranging from being the LHS Girls Ski Team coach and a certified member of the Mt. Rowe Ski Patrol to being an avid member of the Yankee Tankers Scuba Diving Club on Winnipesaukee. She established “YES” (Youth – Environment – Science) Summer Camp on Ragged Island, a visionary effort that brought four different and diverse organizations together for a common cause. She was a member of the Exchange Club of the Lakes Region as well as being a longtime member of Winter Harbor Yacht Club

on Welch Island. Wherever there was a good cause, Jane was always sure to be deeply involved and was truly a remarkable woman of vision and action. In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting sea shells, painting, designing and creating jewelry and was renowned for playing a “mean deck” of cards. Jane will always be remembered as an avid animal lover and advocate. She loved to travel and often shared photos and stories about exploring the wilds of Africa. Her homes in Laconia and Florida were always exquisitely decorated. Jane was always known for her unassuming good taste in everything she touched. Survivors include her former husband, John “Jack” P. Irwin, of Laconia who remained extremely dedicated to her; two sons, John J. Irwin of Laconia and William “Bill” R. Irwin of Meredith; two grandchildren, Hale Irwin and Lee Irwin; two step grandchildren, Faolan Connelly and Teagan Connelly; one brother, Alfred “Buddy” Gates and his wife, Mary, of White Plains, New York and seven nephews. Jane and her former husband were guardian-parents of Betty Lou Brown (Irwin) now of Florida. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Irwin was predeceased by a sister, Geneva Foote (Gates). Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Loon Preservation Committee, P.O. Box 604, Moultonborough, NH 03254 or to Lakes Region Disabled Sports at Gunstock (LRDS) P.O. Box 1307, Laconia, NH 032471307 (Tax Exempt ID: 94-6174016). 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

Joseph M. Pelczar, 74 MEREDITH — Joseph Michael Pelczar, 74, of Clover Ridge Road, died at his home on October 2, 2012, after a long illness. Born in Exeter, NH on April 22, 1938, he was the son Joseph M. Sr. and Jennie M. (Lisowski) Pelczar. Joseph grew up in Meredith and has resided here all his life. He graduated from Meredith High School, class of 1956. Joe has worked as a contractor in the residential construction most all his life. He owned and operated Inter-Lakes Builders, in Meredith, since the mid 1960’s. Joseph was a charter member of the Plymouth Lodge of Elks #2312, in Holderness and the Griggs-Wyatt American Legion Post #33, in Meredith. Joe also had served in the NH National Guard Joe loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He also looked forward to his monthly trip to Foxwoods. Joe was predeceased by his brother, Donald Pelczar, who died in 1979. Joseph is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Cynthia A. (Nott) Pelczar of Meredith, son Michael

J. Pelczar, daughters, Wendy P. Bagley and Patricia A. Morrow, all of Meredith, daughter, Debra L. Smith of Manchester, grandchildren, Braelynne, Charlotte, and Jennifer, brothers, Theodore Pelczar of Meredith, Edward Pelczar of Winter Springs, FL, sisters, Barbara Gilman of Concord, Nathalie Pelczar of Meredith, Dorothy Diller of Falls Church, VA, Margaret Pelczar of Meredith, Marilyn Moulton of New Hampton, numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Thursday, 6pm to8pm. A graveside service will be held in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center, on Friday at 11am. The Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meredith Food Pantry, c/o Community Action Program, 147 Main St. Meredith, NH. 03253 For more information and to sign Joe’s Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes. com

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Thomas A. ‘Skip’ Timmons, 29 WEARE, N.H. — Thomas Andrew “Skip” Timmons passed away in his sleep on Saturday, September 29th. He was 29. He was born in Concord, the son of Ginny Timmons of Northfield and of Dr. Thomas Timmons of Salisbury. Preceded by his boisterous laugh, Skip’s personality filled every room he entered. He was a teddy bear with a big heart. Devoted to his children, never one to shy away from a debate, he brought enthusiasm and energy to everything he did. Among his passions were ice skating, hockey, Friday-night get-togethers with his Blackburn relatives, camping with his family, and reading. Although hopelessly irreverent to his siblings and parents, Skip had remarkable charm, a great sense of humor, and a strong sensitivity. He will be sorely missed. Skip is survived by his wife, Tracy Timmons, his son, Bryant, 10 years old, his daughter, Haddie, 8 months old, the rest of the Timmons Team (Jeanne;

Greg, Colleen, Liam and Ainsley; Joe and Nicole; Mark, Cynthia and Hezzy; Matt, Jen, Phoebe and Isaac; Kate; Steve; Lydia; and Dr. Timmons’ wife, Linda), and an enormous extended family that includes the Blackburns, the Morses, and more Timmons. Calling hours will be held Friday October 5, 2012 from 6-8 pm at the Holt- Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Henniker, NH. The funeral will be held at HoltWoodbury Funeral Home Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11am. A Reception will follow at 250 Bay Hill Road, Northfield NH. Burial will be held at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up for his children, Bryant and Haddie. Please send checks payable to: Skip Timmons Memorial Fund, Merrimack County Savings Bank, PO Box 2826, Concord, NH 03302. For more log on to

Town of Gilford completes Hazard Mitigation Plan update GILFORD — The Gilford Hazard Mitigation Committee has completed the draft of a Town of Gilford Hazard Mitigation Plan update. The committee is represented by a variety of local interests including the Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, the Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the CIP Committee, Town Administrator, Board of Selectmen, and a local citizen. The committee worked in cooperation with the NH Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Lakes Region Planning Commission to develop the update. The plan is designed to address Gilford’s vulnerability to natural and human-caused hazards and will serve to reduce future residential and commercial property losses from hazardous events before they occur. The most significant areas of concern for Gilford were determined to be threats to existing infrastructure, including wildfire, severe winter weather, high winds, and flooding on specific roads. During development of the plan,

community leaders were able to identify goals and actions to reduce the impacts of these hazards. The Plan is also a useful tool for leveraging additional sources of funding prior to, or in the event of, a natural disaster. The ommittee invites local businesses, citizens, and neighboring municipalities to comment on the update. The plan will be available for review during a public comment period from October 2 – 12, at the Gilford Town Hall, Gilford Public Library, and online at the town’s website Documents/GilfordNH_WebDocs/ HMPdraft.pdf. Comments on the plan should be sent via email or postal mail on or before October 12, to: Chief Stephen Carrier, Gilford Emergency Management Director. 39 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249, scarrier@ or to David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission, 103 Main Street Suite #3 Meredith, NH 03253

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Bird Depot has been invited to return to continue his tales of birding and to teach more valuable tips of the trade. On October 18 Reiki Master and Spiritual Intuitive Kimberley Hancock to host a discussion at 6 p.m. on the differences between ghosts and spirits. The monthly Movie Matinee will be held at 1:30 on October 22. Call for details. To finish off the month on October 25 at 6 p.m. a Beginner’s Course in Astrology is being offered. Sign up required. Call 364-2400 or email with any questions or to reserve a seat at any of the events.

GILFORD — The sisters of Classic Rock, Heart, are set to hit the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellullar Pavilion stage, this Sunday, October 7. Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the ‘70s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,”

“Even It Up,” “Kick It Out” and many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80s and into the ‘90s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “Never,” and a string of other see next page

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GILMANTON — As Autumn turns the world into a crimson hue, The Gilmanton Year-Round Library is preparina a myriad of events for adults during the month of October. To kick off the month on Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. there will be a program on the “Bad Boys of Literature” from Mark Twain to Dennis the Menace and people will learn how NH played a role in the creation of this genre. On October 11 there will be a program on Crafting for the Clumsy on creating spooky specters out of cheesecloth to haunt homes. Sign up is required. On October 16 at 7 p.m. the owner of

Don Watson CD release party at Pitman’s tonight

LACONIA — Pitman’s Freight Room will hold a Don Watson CD Release Party at 8 p.m. tonight. Admission is $10 to the BYOB event at the airconditioned venue. Watson is a singer/songwriter from Gilford whose music has been compared to John Denver, Jim Croce and Dan Fogelberg. His songs are upbeat, inspiring and easy on the ears. His newest project “Welcome Home New Hampshire” is a collection of songs based on people, places and events of the Granite State. Watson partnered with Steve Redic, a poet and histo-

rian from Candia, NH in the writing of these songs. Here is what folks are saying about Don’s music. “A treasure for anyone who loves New Hampshire”, “The best independent album I’ve heard in several years”, “This is my new favorite CD”, “I listen to your CD on the way to work and on the wayhome. It picks me up”. Pitman’s Freight Room is located at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia. For more information call 527-0043 or 603-494-3334 or check

LACONIA — Capt. Matthew J. Canfield and Officer Adam Marsh of the Laconia Police Department will explain how identity theft occurs, how to prevent it and what to do if you become a victim in a special program at the Taylor Community’s Woodside Building on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. They’ll also discuss frauds and scams as they relate to sweepstakes and grandparents. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. and the senior population is especially vulnerable. The free event is open to the public. Seating is lim-

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from preceding page hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart sold more than 35 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and profoundly influenced the sound and direction of American rock music while inspiring women (and guys too) around the world to rock out in bands of their own. Tickets are on sale now and range from $39.75 to $76.25. To order, call (603) 293-4700 or log on to

Big breakfast served Saturday morning at Mount Prospect Lodge

HOLDERNESS — There is no better way to start the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend than to have a breakfast served by members of Olive Branch Mount Prospect Lodge #16 on Saturday, October 6, from 8-11 am in the Squam Valley Masonic Bldg., 1 Route 3, Holderness. Cost will be $7 for adults and children under 8 are free. The meal will feature pancakes, eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and local maple syrup.

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Lucy Schmidt is wondering if she might wear this to the Blessing of the Animals, and thinks the event will be absolutely “purrfect”. The kitty belongs to us, Paul and Sue Schmidt of Moultonborough. (Courtesy photo)

All creatures big & small invited to Sunday service

MEREDITH — For many years, Meredith has had an ecumenical ‘Blessing of the Animals’’ service, which is usually held on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Francis. This year it is being held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 7, in the Memorial Garden at 1:30 p.m. People are invited to come and bring their favorite animal or pet. (This would include doggies, kitties, hamsters, birds, fish, teddy bears, etc.) A donation of pet food, cat litter, etc. for the Humane Society would also be very welcome. The service normally lasts for less than half an hour, and includes some Bible readings, prayers, and blessings for all the animals. This is also an opportunity for outreach and people are urged to invite their friends and neighbors and to be sure their pets are leashed, caged, or otherwise under control.

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Habitat for Humanity begins 4-house project Blessing of Animals and BRISTOL — PemiValley Habitat for Humanity held a ground breaking ceremony for the largest and most ambitious Habitat project undertaken in the region, on Aug. 25 at the site of the four-home cluster development on Rte. 3A South in Bristol. This development, road and homeowners association, is named in memory of the Reverend Douglas Hedstrom, the former pastor of the Bristol United Church of Christ. He was also a very dedicated HabiMembers of the Hedstrom Family along with the four families selected to receive the homes in Pemitat supporter and volValley Habitat’s Hedstrom Way development. (Courtesy photo) unteer. Rev. Hedstrom passed away suddenly on June 19, 2010 while the land purchase. Pemi-Valley Habitat now needs to construction of the Mastin home in Rumney was raise the money to construct the four homes, which is nearing completion. Rev. Hedstrom was a regular its match for the CDBG grant. “We are again asking volunteer at the build site. the community for its support,” said McCarthy. “We Rev. Hedstrom was aware of the property we had in have been presented with a tremendous opportunity Bristol and looked forward to being able to work on to help four deserving families realize the dream of that project. His sudden passing prevented him from home ownership. We now, more than ever, are countseeing this project become a reality. However, with the ing on the generosity of the community to help us raise development named after him, all associated with this the necessary funds to build these homes as quickly project will be reminded of his presence. as possible. We will also be looking for as many volunMembers of the Hedstrom family were in attenteers as possible to help us build these homes.” dance to help formally break ground for the project Work began on the site on Aug. 7 with Clarke and and became the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate Company of Wilmot awarded the contract for the to receive a Community Development Block Grant, site work and four families have been selected to which is being used to complete the site work and receive these Habitat homes.

Run, bike & eat pie: Pieathlon held Sunday in Sandwich SANDWICH — The Holland Hill Studio race team is at it again, preparing for yet another fun filled community fitness event, the third annual Pieathlon which will be held on Sunday, October 14 at 10 a.m. Participants will enjoy three events-biking 8 scenic miles, running or walking 3.14 miles, and eating lots of pie (relays are allowed). In past years, participants ranged from 5 to 70 years old, including many family teams. The Pieathlon is directed by

Holland Hill Studio of Moultonborough and sponsored by Surroundings Gallery and The Corner House Inn, both of Sandwich. Racers should meet at the town green by 9:30 a.m. to prepare their transition area. Registering prior to the race and bringing a pie (for a discounted race fee of only $20) is encouraged. Children, as always, race free. Student rate is $15. Adult rate (when not bringing pie) is $25. For more information, contact race director, Pasha Marlowe at 476-2476 or

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Soil held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Sunday

LACONIA —A Blessing of Animals and Soil will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m. A celebration of the love of domesticated pets as well as prayers of thanks for successful harvests of the past and future will take place in a short outside service in the parking lot. The public, including leashed animals, farmers, and gardeners are welcome. An annual event, the outside service recongnizes the importance and love associated with companion animals and the strength they bring to one’s life. The Blessing of the Animals at Good Shepherd is a time and place to acknowledge the role animals serve in family settings and nature. The Blessing of the soil is for those whose lives have special interaction with the soil of our earth. Visitors are encouraged to bring a handful of garden or farm soil to be blessed. Donations for Good Shepherd’s Hands and Hearts Food Pantry are appreciated.

Bayswater hosts author Catherine Dougherty

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. will welcome Catherine Dougherty on Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sign copies of her book “In Polyester Pajamas”. New Hampshire native Catherine Dougherty is a former newspaper reporter, columnist, photographer, and Real Estate/Business Broker. For several years, she served as the Lakes Region Coordinator of The Cozy Cap Project, a project she began in 2007 resulting in many volunteers making and donating thousands of hats for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. She was editor of The Cozy Cap Project Newsletter for three years, and currently volunteers as writer/editor of a newsletter for The Greater Lakes Region Making Strides against Breast Cancer.

CANS FOR BOY SCOUT TROOP 68! Drop of bins are located at: (Former) Old Time Walters Market D'Angelos Sandwich Shop

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Local artists selected to exhibit in award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Mass. MEREDITH — Meredith wood, metal, and ceramic artist, Steven Hayden (www.haydenarts. com); and artist-blacksmith, David Little (, were selected from among nearly 1000 applicants to participate in the Paradise City Arts Festival, Columbus Day Weekend, October 6, 7 & 8, at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA. Hayden and Little have a long history of collaborating. At Paradise City, they will be sharing booth space where they will display their fine furnishings, home decor, and signature artwork. Their collaborative pieces as well as individual work will be featured. Hayden and Little create and display their work locally, as well, at The Arts Collaborative (, Meredith’s only arts complex to include art studios, an arts education venue, and a design gallery and showroom. from preceding page Besides writing, Dougherty enjoys reading, knitting, and browsing through bookstores. She lives in the Lakes Region area with her husband, and is a member of the NH Writers’ Project. Catherine Dougherty will appear at Bayswater Book Co. in Center Harbor People can call to reserve a signed copy and pick it up at their convenience. Call 253-8858 for more information.

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Winnipesaukee Forge at The Arts Collaborative will be participating in the statewide NH Open Doors ( event occurring November 3 and 4. Additional work by Little along with collaborations with Steven Hayden Arts and that of exceptional regional artists can be viewed at The Arts Collaborative, the Lakes Region’s only arts complex to include art studios, an arts education venue, and a design gallery and showroom.

Chili contest at JP China in Alton Sunday raising French student enters funds for food pantry Fire Science at LRCC ALTON — On Sunday, October 7 from 1-4 p.m. JP China is having a Chili Contest for a fund raiser for the Alton Food Pantry. The cost is $5 per person to taste. All money goes directly to the Food Pantry. There will be music, donated by Kowboy Rick, 50/50, raffle prizes to include a flat screen TV for the Grand Prize. Fun for the entire family with all ages welcome. Those who want to enter the contest can either drop in or call JP China at 875-8899

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 012. There are 89 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 3, 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra ecame the fifth American to fly in space as he asted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the gma 7 on a 9-hour flight. On this date: In 1789, President George Washington eclared Nov. 26, 1789, a day of Thanksgiving express gratitude for the creation of the United ates of America. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proaimed the last Thursday in November Thanksving Day. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt stablished the Office of Economic Stabilization. In 1951, the New York Giants captured the ational League pennant by a score of 5-4 as obby Thomson hit a three-run homer off the ooklyn Dodgers’ Ralph Branca in the “shot eard ‘round the world.” In 1952, Britain conducted its first atomic test s it detonated a 25-kiloton device in the Monte ello Islands off Australia. In 1962, the British musical “Stop the World I Want to Get Off” opened on Broadway with nthony Newley and Anna Quayle reprising their est End roles. In 1967, folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie ed in New York at age 55. In 1970, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric dministration (NOAA) was established under the epartment of Commerce. In 1992, Barack Obama married Michelle obinson at the Trinity United Church of Christ in hicago. In 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder al found the former football star not guilty of the 994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown mpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpon was later found liable in a civil trial). In 2008, O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robng two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint a Las Vegas hotel room. One year ago: An Italian appeals court freed manda Knox of Seattle after four years in prison, ssing murder convictions against Knox and an x-boyfriend in the stabbing of their British roomate, Meredith Kercher. Today’s Birthdays: Composer Steve Reich is 6. Singer Alan O’Day is 72. Rock and roll star hubby Checker is 71. Magician Roy Horn is 68. nger Lindsey Buckingham is 63. Jazz musician onnie Laws is 62. Blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 61. ormer astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is 61. Civil ghts activist Rev. Al Sharpton is 58. Actor Hart ochner is 56. Actor Peter Frechette is 56. Golfer ed Couples is 53. Actor-comedian Greg Proops 53. Actor Jack Wagner is 53. Rock musician ommy Lee is 50. Actor Clive Owen is 48. Actress anel Moloney is 43. Singer Gwen Stefani is 43. op singer Kevin Richardson is 41. Rock singer . Love is 40. Actress Keiko Agena is 39. Actress eve Campbell is 39. Singer India.Arie is 37. apper Talib Kweli is 37. Actress Alanna Ubach is 7. Actor Seann (cq) William Scott is 36. Actress hannyn Sossamon is 34. Rock musician Josh inghoffer is 31. Actor Seth Gabel is 31. Rock usician Mark King is 30. Actor Erik Von Detten is 0. Singer-musician Cherrill Green is 29.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Blackstones hosts vocalist Philip Hamilton followed by a Jam Session. The show will begin 8 p.m. at the Margate Restort in Laconia. Blackstones Jam Session will follow the event and allows local jazz musicians to play with the touring musicians. General admission tickets are $12. “Jamming” musicians pay $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance through the Margate by calling 524-5210. Venue features a full bar and seafood jambalaya is served. For more information call (518) 793-3138. Retelling of Casey Nickerson’s sixteen month sailing trip around the world in the 2010-11 World ARC Rally. 6:30 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church sanctuary. This event is free of charge. Program on “New Hampshire’s Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumpsh and Decline” sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society. 7 p.m. at the Historic Ashland School at 41 School Street in Ashland village. Refreshments will be served. Lakes Region Broadband Stakeholder Group meeting held by the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC). 9 a.m. in the first floor conference room of the Humison Building, 103 Main Street in Meredith. The meeting is open to the public. Call 279-8171 for more information. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. . Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Presentation explaing “The Origin of Bad Boy Books” in American Literature. 7 p.m. at the Gilmanton YearRound Library in Gilmanton Iron Works. Blackstones hosts saxophonist Dave Liebman. 8 p.m. at the Margate Resort in Laconia. General admission is $12. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 524-5210. For more information call (518) 7933-3183. Rosemary Casey and her band Rosemary’s Baby Blues perform at Pitmans Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and the venue is BYOB. The Hall Memorial Library hosts an art opening featuring the works Conrad Young who attended TiltonNorthfield schools from 6th grade to his graduation in 1955. 5 to 7 p.m. at the Library located in Northfield. Celebration of art created by the children at Genesis Behavioral Health and the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region. 4-6 p.m. at 719 North Main Street, Laconia. Refreshments will be served at the event. RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation call 524-1100 x455 or visit

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Winnipesaukee Playhouse offering lots of acting Timbre Drum Ensemble opportunities for locals in ‘community season’ performing at Taylor Home on October 10

LACONIA — With its ninth professional summer season now completed, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse has launched another community season – in a big way. This Fall provides more opportunities for local adults of all abilities and experience levels to get involved than ever before. Currently underway are not one but two casts rehearing Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, a group of both novice and experienced actors writing and rehearsing a murder mystery dinner theatre performance, and classes for adults including Playwriting, Stage Combat and a beginning acting class for adults interested in taking their first steps onto the stage. Marketing Director Lesley Pankhurst says, “there’s so much action on our Meredith Campus right now. In addition to our Fall youth and teen production which is rehearsing now and classes for kids, we are seeing so much activity from local adults, some of whom have a lot of experience in community theatre and many of whom are totally new to the whole process. It’s great to see so many new faces getting excited about the enrichment they can get after their workday is done.” Two totally separate casts are working on both the male and female versions of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple under two different directors with two different stage managers. They will be performed on the same stage on the same weekends, allowing audience members to choose to see the original (male) version or to check out the newer female version. Pankhurst says, “we fully anticipate that many audience members will want to see both, giving

them the opportunity to see how Simon took two of his most famous characters and flipped the gender roles on their heads. We also wanted to provide an opportunity for many actors to participate in our final adult community theatre production at our Weirs location and this seemed like a great chance to get lots of people involved in some meaty comedic roles.” The performances run November 2-11. Another group of actors is working under the guidance of one of the Playhouse’s new guest instructors, Katie Rogers, to develop a murder mystery dinner theatre troupe which plans to debut their production at the Lemon Grass restaurant in Moultonborough on October 20. The troupe started with improvisation lessons and have been working on developing their piece since the summer. Many of the participants are new to the Playhouse and some are new to acting altogether. Pankhurst says, “being involved in an improv troupe has allowed them to have fun and get their feet wet in the theatre without the pressure of a script or a full-scale production.” Local adults who would like to get involved in the Playhouse but have no experience whatsoever should consider joining Rogers’ class Act One. The class covers all facets of acting including The Art of Auditioning, The Fundamentals of Acting, Character Development, Stage Set Up, Blocking, Improvisation and more. It meets on Tuesdays from 7-10 pm. For more information or to join the class, contact the Playhouse’s Education Director Kate Boucher at or call 366-7377.

PLYMOUTH — Books have been flooding into Pease Public Library in Plymouth for months, in anticipation of the annual Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. The doors will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, with a bag and box sale starting at 3 p.m. On Sunday hours will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with all items purchased by donation. This promises to be the library’s biggest sale ever, with over 8,000 books, videos, DVDs and audio books available at bargain prices. Books are sorted into fiction genres and by subject for nonfiction, and

a section is set aside for children’s materials. Adding to the fun on Saturday will be a boutique featuring gently used accessories, including jewelry, scarves and handbags, and small household items such as vases and china. A bake sale will offer a variety of special treats, and the town Common across from the library will feature an art sale hosted by Friends of the Arts. The Book Sale is sponsored by the Young Ladies Library Association of Pease Public Library, now in its 139th year of supporting library services in Plymouth. The library is located at the corner of Russell and Highland Streets in downtown Plymouth.

LACONIA — A drum, dance and interactive song performance presented by Timbre Drum Ensemble is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Taylor Community’s Woodside Building. The ensemble consists of dynamic mother-daughter duo Grace Schust, B.F.A., visual artist, musician and percussionist and Lindsey Schust, M.A., composer, musician and percussionist. African style drum, dance and song harkening from the Yoruba people, Mande traditional drum and dance and Cuban musical traditions will be featured. The one-hour program will include a lecturedemonstration, presenting several West African rhythms and well as hands-on drumming instruction where the audience will have an opportunity to play a basic rhythm. The Schusts are percussion faculty at the Concord Community Music School and co-directors of Songweaver Drumming. They’re also long-time students of the late master drummer and songwriter Babatunde Olatunji, known as a dedicated teacher of drumming as a tool for community building, healing and self-empowerment. The ensemble is a new addition to the Artists in Health Care Roster for the New Hampshire Council for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested by calling 524-5600.

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LACONIA — The Putnam Fund is bringing Preston Shannon and his Memphis-based blues band for a free concert on October 12. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Laconia High School auditorium. Audience members will be seated as they arrive. Shannon was born in Mississippi but moved to Memphis at the age of eight, where his passion for blues developed into a career. After touring with soul singer Shirley Brown for a couple of years, Shannon, a singer and guitarist, formed his own band. He continues the Beale Street tradition of blending blues arrangements with soulful vocals, always accompanied by a horn section. CALENDAR from preceding page

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Community Garden Club of Meredith program and fall luncheon. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at The Pavilion at Longhaul Farm, Route #113 in Holderness. A fall luncheon will follow the meeting. The cost of lunch is $18. Reservations for lunch required. To make reservations call 279-5065. Red Cross blood donation. Noon to 5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Hall in Laconia. For more information call 1-800-REDCROSS or your local Red Cross Chapter. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Laconia Indoor Winter Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Local farmers will offer fresh vegetables, meats, baked goods, and more. Articants, candy makers and local independent sales representitves will also have stands set up. For ore information call 4557515 or visit Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

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Dear Annie: I’m writing on behalf of those of us in the “trapped” generation. We are the ones who grew up thinking Doris Day was the ideal woman. We were college-educated, but still expected to marry and have a family. Many of us limited our careers to part-time efforts. Then came our husbands’ midlife crises and no-fault divorces. For many of us who had “dumbed down” our careers to care for our husbands, we weren’t able to make ends meet once the child support payments stopped. For some of us, we had sacrificed further education or job advances for our husbands’ careers. According to the Social Security Administration, I never earned more than $10,000 per year until I was 45 years old. The divorce decree stated that I was to split the children’s college costs equally with my ex, who was making three times my salary. I’ve run up a lot of personal debt paying for my kids’ education, and now, at age 60, I’m making what my husband made 30 years ago. I work hard, but can’t seem to get ahead. Women like me are tired of struggling financially and raising kids while their fathers find new trophy wives. If your male readers are wondering where the faithful women are, we are sitting home, living with the remnants of the stresses from one-sided divorces. I continue to hope that real companionship is still a possibility. -- Thwarted Dear Thwarted: We are sure you speak for many women. But please don’t give up. Your children are grown now. If you want to meet men (or anyone), devote some time to yourself. Look into activities and organizations that are free, low-cost or volunteer, and see if you can break out of the cycle you are in. Dear Annie: I’m a middle-aged woman, living with my boyfriend. We have both been married before and have chil-

dren. When I met “Doug,” we would sit and talk for hours. Since our engagement, however, everything seems to be going downhill. We have not set a wedding date, nor do we discuss it. Due to my previous marriage and some mistakes, my credit is not where it should be. The amount of money I make will never allow me to get caught up. I have been applying for new jobs, but haven’t found one yet. Doug says I need my credit to be good before he sets a date. I’m interviewing now for a job that could turn into a steady and rewarding career. He said, “Let’s see if you get it.” Whenever someone asks me, “When is the big date?” my heart sinks. I am starting to feel as though Doug is not ready to commit. He proposed and gave me a beautiful ring. Now we argue a lot. I’m no spring chicken, Annie. I feel as if I’m running out of time. What should I do? -- Want Happiness Sooner Dear Want: Doug is reluctant to take on your debts and may fear you are using him for financial security. He wants to see that you have a decent job before he marries you. This is not an unreasonable concern. The fact that you’re in a hurry only makes him more skittish. Stop worrying about what other people think. If you get a good job and Doug still won’t set a date, then reconsider the relationship. Dear Annie: “Empty Nester” said she’s looking to make friends now that her kids are out of the house. Thanks for suggesting I moved across the country and was concerned about finding friends in a new city. Since I work from home, the office is not a viable place to get to know anyone. MeetUp has been terrific. I joined a dining-out group, another for women over 40 and one for dog lovers. I’ve made wonderful new friends. -- P.

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LACONIA- 3 bedroom house, across Street from Leavitt Park, close to school & beach. Efficient heat with new windows. Covered parking with lockable storage. Security & references required. Pet considered. $1,100. per month + utilities. 937-0157

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

LACONIA- Beautiful duplex on quiet dead-end street off Pleasant. 2-3 bedrooms, large kitchen/dining, replacement windows, hardwood throughout, basement/attic/garage, hookups, sunny yard, pets considered. Non-smokers only. 1600+ sf. $1,000/Month + utilities. References/credit check required. Security & last months rent. 556-2631 LACONIA- Large 4-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment with Heat/Hw included. Hardwood floors, 8 rooms in all. $1,250. Also have a 3-bedroom 2-Bathroom for $1,150. 566-6815 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Wingate Village, 103 Blueberry Lane. 3-bedroom townhouses for rent. $875. Washer/Dryer hookups, private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C, in convenient location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. LACONIA: 1-bedroom, 3rd floor, . $150/week, all utilities included. 524-7218 or 832-3535. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, first floor. off street parking, W/D hookups, no smoking, no dogs, $850/ month + utlities, security/ references. 603-318-5931.




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AKC Golden Retriever puppies $700 3 girls 5 boys, parents on site. Call 603-998-3393.

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

99 4 x 4 Chevy 2500, 120Kmiles , nice shape, never plowed with, $2,500. 603-524-9011

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.

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

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

LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771.

AKC Sheltie- Sable & white. 1 male, 10 weeks old, pet only. Very affectionate. 603-455-3802 AUSTRALIAN shepherd pups. Heath certificates and first shots, 3 left. $500 each. 455-4605 or 455-7463. FREE. Two cats need a good home. Owner moving. 603-581-8963. JERSEY/HOLSTIEN milking cow $1000/ obo. Boar/Nubian goat $100 each buck, $150 each doe. Call 603-998-3393.


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.

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

Autos $-TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1972 Austin Heally Mini Cooper 850. $6000/ obo. 603-528-3840. 1998 Nissan Altima, 146k, auto, cruise, sunroof, power seats, good tires. Asking $2,750. 393-8996 2000 Toyota Sienna Van for sale. Good condition, regularly and well maintained. Mileage -196k. Needs ABS sensor and set of tires, BUT has a set of good condition snow tires. $1500. Call 279-9912.

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

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

2003 Suburban high mileage, new tires, $1500. Great winter car. Call 603-493-1197

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2004 Mazda Tribute Small SUV. Low miles, excellent shape, loaded, front wheel drive, $5,995/BO Bob (603) 682-8297

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


2005 Kia Rio, 4 dr, auto, a/c, 104K Miles, new timing belt and water pump, great on gas. $4,000. 934-2221 2006 Subaru Outback i WagonAll wheel drive, 63K miles, fully equipped, heated seats, remote start. Meticulously maintained, flawless in and out. State inspection included. “You will not find a nicer one”. $13,900.

For Rent ALTON/GILFORD Line 2BR Cottage w/3-season Porch, $220-235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $240-260/week +utilities. Beach access. 603-365-0799. FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week.

GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269. GILFORD - 1 or 2-bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILMANTON: Clean, private, newly renovated, single-family home, 1-bedroom with office, $850/month. Concord, 20 minutes. (603)382-4492. LACONIA 2-Bedroom House. Good neighborhoow, easy walk to downtown & Lake Winnisquam. New bath, kitchen, windows, insulation. Oil Heat & Hot Water. No smokers-No pets. 1-year lease. $1,100/Month + utilities. 630-1438 LACONIA Winter Rental: 3 Bedroom, 2-Bath home washer/ dryer/dishwasher. Weirs Blvd., Laconia/Weirs. $800/month. + utilities. 393-0458. LACONIA1 bedroom $150/Week, includes heat & hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- 3 bedroom apartment. $780/Month plus utilities. Security deposit/references. 520-8212 LACONIA- Quiet 2 bedroom on water. No smoking. Heat included.

LACONIA: Great, Large 1-bed room Apartment. Looking for Great tenant. Completely renovated, with upscale finishes. $725/Month. 566-6815 LACONIA: Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2-story, 1.5 bath condo. Includes washer/dryer, pets considered. $1,100/Mo. 603-630-5671 or 630-4855 LAKEPORT Small 1 bedroom apt. near park & beach. $800/ month & sec deposit. Includes heat, hw, washer & dryer. Must be responsible, quiet and non-smoker. Cats OK. 603-528-3840 LAKEPORT- Clean 1st floor 1 bedroom apartment. Heat/hot water, no smoking/no pets. $700/Month or $175/Weekly. References & deposit. 387-9575 MEREDITH ROOMATE to share 2 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home on own land. All utilities included, available Oct. 12th. 279-7871 MEREDITH- FURNISHED room, own bathroom, utilities included. $425/Mo. 290-1700 MEREDITHSmall ranch. 2 bedroom, 1 acre of land, new floors, $875/Month. Call Mary 603-493-1197 MEREDITH: First floor, 2-bedrooms, livingroom, dining room, large screened porch, near town. $700/month +utilities. 387-2426. MOULTONBOROWaterfront winter rental. 2-bedroom furnished apartment, new construction, quiet location, no pets. $1,250. 603-253-8438 MOULTONBOROUGH 1 bedroom cottage, large private lot, dog negotiable, no smoking, $700 plus utilities. (603)476-8450. MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipe saukee Waterfront 2-Bedroom Cottage: $1,250, including utilities. Quiet location No pets. Available now. (603)253-8848. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $165-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

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.

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For Rent

For Sale FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419 GOODYEAR Wintermark Magna Grip studded snows, 185-65-14 multi-lug wheels on rims. 7/32 tread. $200. 528-2152

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

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

GREEN FIREWOOD- Cut, not split $140/cord; Cut & split $185/cord. Seasoned firewood. $250. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416.

Roommate: Furnished Room, $125/Week. Near Tilton & I-93. No drinking, no drugs. All utilities. Pet & smoking OK. 603-286-9628 SINGLE male needs roommate(s) 2 bedrooms available $100+ per week, share utilities. Pets considered. 556-7098

LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. MOVING out sale! All things must go! Best Offers. Loudon. 267-8880 Scrap lumber & firewood. You pick up. $30 1/2 cord truck. 293-0683

For Rent-Vacation

For Rent-Commercial

Lakes Business Park 20 Growth Rd. Laconia

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


Beautiful, organic, screened loam. $15/yard. Call (603)986-8148.

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

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

Apply in Person NO PHONE CALLS Stamping Technologies

INDOOR TREE- 8ft. B. Ficus, loves the sun. $150. 528-5120

TILTON Large Studio $575, Heat included. 781-315 2358

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

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Evening & weekend deliveries welcome. BENJAMIN OIL, LLC . 603-731-5980

Home Improvements

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

TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235

TREADMILL $75, elliptical machine $75, 1987 31 ft. Winnabago motorhome $4900/ bro. 286-8217 WEIDER Pro 9635 3 Station Weight System. Up to 360 lbs. resistance. $250. 253-7079

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

Contact 603-455-6643

For Sale 2 tickets for Pats Vs Broncos, October 7th. (603)356-5775 or (603)548-8049. 4-LIKE new Blizzak/ Artic Snow tires 205/60/R16. $160. Box of ocean fishing equipment 279-5227 90 Gallon marine aquarium- reef octopus protien skimmer- mega flow sump model 3, refractometer, misc. pumps & jets. 986-3540 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BANQUET Stacked Chairs: 125 available, $15 each or best offer; Oversized livingroom armchairs, $25 each. Call Larry, 387-7427. COLOR TV: 25” RCA Console Model & Toshiba VCR Player. Great condition. $50/best offer. 524-5529. Drums, Base, 2 Tom Toms CB 700. International -Remo Heads black, excellent condition. Snare with case, stand, practice pad, Holton, never used. $300. 524-5979.

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

Furniture 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. DINING Table w/4 Matching Napoleon Chairs. Ceramic Tile Top. 46" square w/ 20" Butterfly Leaf. Like new. $500.l 253 7079 NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Free DESK: 3ft. wide X 6ft. L X 29in. high. 5-drawers, solid wood. Must pickup. 524-8444 FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222. Free Scrap & Appliance Removal. Call Stu Walker 393-6494

Heavy Equipment GMC 7500 Log Truck. 1978 48K miles, Barco 60 loader, Turner Tag axle. $12,000. 393-7328 JOHN DEERE 440B Skidder1974, very good condition, new chains. $10,000. 393-7328

DRY firewood $275/Cord. Oak, maple, ash, beech & birch. Free delivery. 524-9011

Help Wanted

ELECTRIC Hospital Bed with mattress. Used little, $750/OBO. Used electric wheelchair, heavy duty, very good condition, $550/OBO. Jazzy Electric Wheelchair, excellent condition, $650. Handicap equipment: Bed trapeze, walkers, tripod cain, pull bars, etc. Best offer. 279-7708

2 Part Time Dishwashers Wanted Apply In Person Brookside Pizza II In Belmont, Village Plaza

Gorgeous red sleigh, completely

corner of Rte. 140 & 106

Help Wanted

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

LINCARE, a leading national respiratory company, seeks caring Service Representative to service patients in their home for oxygen and equipment needs. Warm personalities, age 21+, who can lift up to 120 lbs., should apply. CDL w/DOT a plus or obtainable. Growth opportunities are excellent. Drug-free workplace. EOE. Call Carol Breen at 603-267-7406 or fax resume to 603-267-8231 PART Time/Full Time Help. Experienced in appliance sales only. Please apply in person. 742 Tenney Mountain Hwy. Plymouth

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

Get the Best Help Under the Sun! Starting at $2 per day Call 737.2020 or email

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

Buy • Sell • Trade

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

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Wednesday, October 3, 2012— Page 31

Meredith Village Savings Bank awards $2,500 grant to Transport Central MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (MVSB Fund) awarded a $2,500 grant to Transport Central of Plymouth, which will begin serving the towns of Ashland and Holderness. The organization will use the funds to hire a Mobility Manager to initiate and coordinate local and regional connections, as well as manage the volunteer driver program. Patricia Kendall, MSW, volunteer executive director of Transport Central said, “This generous contribution from the MVSB Fund allows us to address the acute need for transportation services in our area. We’re grateful for organizations like MVSB, who recognize how vital these services are for community health and wellness, family stability and our economy. With the bank’s support, we can provide our communities with greater access and independence, and enable people to get to jobs, medical appointments, social activities and stores.”

In 2008, Transport Central began working with local and regional organizations to gather feedback on community needs from citizens throughout Grafton County. At a community meeting held that year, more than 100 residents spoke out, confirming the need to address the gap in public transportation in the area, especially due to aging and disability. Transport Central’s target area encompasses approximately 35,000 individuals in the towns of Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, New Hampton, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock. The award to Transport Central is one of 32 grants totaling $78,762 awarded by the MVSB Fund in the most recent grant cycle. Applications for the next set of grants are due by October 15, 2012.

At left: Kelly Beebee (right), branch & business development manager for Meredith Village Savings Bank’s Plymouth Main Street branch, Patricia Kendall (left), MSW, volunteer executive director of Transport Central, Tom Morse (center), president of the Transport Central board, and his service dog, Buddy.







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

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

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


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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

10+ Years Experience





Major credit cards accepted

For all your yard needs and tree removal. 524-4389 or 630-3511

Professional Painting Affordable price. Michael Marcotte 455-6296

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

Custodian Substitutes

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

HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email:


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

LACONIA: 20' x 18 ' two car garage for rent. $195/month including electric, 524-1234.

Yard Sale LACONIA, (Hack Ma Tack Camp ground) 713 Endicott St. North, Sat & Sun 9am - 3pm. Antiques, appliances, tools, toys, clothes, footwear etc. Rain or shine. Sanbornton Garage Sale- Woodworking equipment & tools, household & misc. items. Childrens toys & clothes. 683 Hunkins Pond Rd. Sunday & Monday, 8am-4pm.


(603) 286-4116

Storage Space HUGE GARAGE in Gilford for rent, perfect for 2 cars or large boat. $250/Month. 508-596-2600

MR. JUNK Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296 M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

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trade in trade up


524-4922 / All of our New & Preowned Vehicles come with



1Year Free Scheduled Maintenance*

3 Oil Changes Free

Roadside Assistance

35 MPG



MSRP......................... $19,488 Irwin Discount.............. $2,489 LEASE FOR ONLY



37 Corolla’s Available

MSRP......................... $24,060 Irwin Discount.............. $3,061


1.9% Available

Stock# CJC523


69/MO 16,999


27 MPG

51 MPG

Stock# DJC518




MSRP......................... $25,027 Irwin Discount.............. $2,420


79/MO 20,999


23 Camry’s Available


Stock# CJC351



RAV4 4x4


139/MO 22,607


0% Available 60 Mos


35 Prius Available

Stock# CJT960

MSRP......................... $25,424 Irwin Discount.............. $2,675 MFG Rebate.....................$750



87/MO 24,999


26 Rav4’s Available


0% Available 60 Mos

Lease for 24 months with 12,000 miles per year. $2,999 cash or trade equity, 1st payment, $650 acquisition fee and $369 dealer fee due at signing. $0 security deposit with approved credit. No sales tax for NH residents. All rebates to dealer. Manufacturers programs are subject to change without notice. Ad vehicles reflect $1,000 Irwin savings voucher. Expires 10-31-2012.

33 MPG

40 MPG


Stock# CFC151


MSRP......................... $21,905 Irwin Discount.............. $2,986 MFG Rebate................... 2,000



58/MO 16,919


10 Focus’ Available


0% Available 60 Mos


Stock# CFC142


MSRP.......................... $31,850 Irwin Discount.............. $3,896 MFG Rebate................. $3,250


30 MPG



MSRP......................... $33,900 Irwin Discount.............. $3,201 MFG Rebate................. $1,000


109/MO 23,904



11 Fusion’s Available

Stock# DFT144



229/MO 29,699


.9% Available


9 Escape’s Available

23 MPG


Stock# CFT507

F150 XLT S/C 4x4

MSRP......................... $39,855 Irwin Discount.............. $6,037 MFG Rebate.................. $3,000 LEASE FOR ONLY


229/MO 30,818


2.9% Available

21 F150’s Available


0% Available 60 Mos

Lease for 24 months with 10,500 miles per year. $2,999 cash or trade equity, 1st payment, $595 acquisition fee and $369 dealer fee due at signing. $0 security deposit with approved credit. No sales tax for NH residents. All rebates to dealer. Manufacturers programs are subject to change without notice. Ad vehicles reflect $1,000 Irwin savings voucher. Expires 10-31-2012.

Irwin Toyota | Scion | Ford | Lincoln Irwin Hyundai

VOUCHER VALID ONLY: October 1st - 31st, 2012

446 Union Avenue Laconia, NH

603-524-4922 /

$1,000 To The Order Of

DOLLARS & 00/100

See dealer for details. This is not a check or negotiable instrument. Limit one per purchase on any vehicle. Excludes Scion & Plan vehicles. Must take same day delivery. In stock vehicles only. Non-transferrable. Not valid with any other advertised offer or prior purchase. Valid only when signed by sales manager at sale and must be endorsed by customer.

Authorized Signature

40 MPG

40 MPG Stock# HDS180


MSRP......................... $15,495 Irwin Discount.............. $1,296 LEASE FOR ONLY


57/MO 14,199


8 Accent’s Available


1.9% Available

We can help with our goal of 100% Credit Approval!


Irwin Automotive Group Valued Customer



Additional Savings Voucher

59 Bisson Avenue Laconia, NH



Stock# HDC253


MSRP......................... $17,650 Irwin Discount.............. $1,423 LEASE FOR ONLY


79/MO 16,227


15 Elantra’s Available


1.9% Available

35 MPG



Stock# HDT280

MSRP......................... $22,985 Irwin Discount.............. $3,102 MFG Rebate..................... $500



89/MO 19,383


19 Sonata’s Available


0% Available

28 MPG


Stock# HDT517


MSRP......................... $28,175 Irwin Discount.............. $2,641 LEASE FOR ONLY


179/MO 25,534


22 Santa Fe’s Available


19% Available

Lease for 36 months with 12,000 miles per year. $2,999 cash or trade equity, 1st payment, $595 acquisition fee and $369 dealer fee due at signing. $0 security deposit with approved credit. No sales tax for NH residents. All rebates to dealer. Manufacturers programs are subject to change without notice. HMF May be required. Ad vehicles reflect $1,000 Irwin savings voucher. Expires 10-31-2012.

The Laconia Daily Sun, October 3, 2012  

The Laconia Daily Sun, October 3, 2012

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