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HosmerYoussef debate on for Thursday
LACONIA — Canceled on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy, the debate at the Belknap Mill between District 7 State Senate candidates Andrew Hosmer and Josh Youssef is on for Thursday night. The forum, hosted by The Daily Sun, will be held in the Rose Chertok Gallery on the third floor of New Hampshire’s Historic Meeting Place, starting at 7 p.m. “Both candidates really want this debate to happen and see DEBATE page 16
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Sandy’s upper reaches arrive on New York’s Long Island A pickup truck drives through water pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its ﬁrst weatherrelated closure in 27 years. See story on page 2 (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
New Hampshire buckles down for Hurricane Sandy NEW HAMPTON (AP) — New Hampshire awaited the worst of Hurricane Sandy with caution and curiosity Monday, with the governor declaring a state of emergency and urging all drivers to get off the road and gawkers gathering at the coast. The National Weather Service said the main impact of the
storm was to reach the state around mid-afternoon and continue through early Tuesday. The storm was expected to bring wind gusts of up to 70 mph, rainfall ranging from an inch to 4 inches and coastal flooding. Utilities were reporting over 99,000 power outages by
Monday evening. The state Emergency Operation Center was open at level 3 — 4 is the highest. “Our first goal has to be public safety,” said Lynch, who asked businesses to release workers early, if possible, and directed state agency heads to send non-essential workers
home by 3 p.m. Dimitri Garbuzov, 30, was supposed to be working from home in Dover but was lured to Hampton Beach by the images he saw on a “surf cam” Monday morning. “I just got into surfing recently, and I knew the waves see NH SANDY page 16
‘Doctor shopping’ said biggest reason for explosion of opiate use BY GAIL OBER
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LACONIA — It was 1995 when Dr. David Strang came to the Lakes Region to work in the emergency rooms at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro and Frisbee Hospital in Rochester. Like all emergency room physicians, over
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As expected, Superstorm Sandy turned & took dead aim at New Jersey ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A furious Hurricane Sandy made the westward lurch that forecasters feared and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware on Monday, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater. Gaining speed and power through the day, the storm knocked out electricity to more than 1.5 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more. It clobbered the boarded-up big cities of the Northeast corridor, from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, with stinging rain and gusts of more than 85 mph. As it drew near, Sandy moved closer to converging with two cold-weather systems to form a hellish superstorm of snow, rain and wind. Forecasters warned of 20-foot waves bashing into the Chicago lakefront and up to 3 feet of snow in West Virginia. Airlines canceled more than 12,000 flights, disrupting the plans of travelers all over the world, and storm damage was projected at $10 billion to $20 billion, meaning it could prove to be one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney canceled their campaign appearances at the very height of the race, with just over a week to go before Election Day. The president pledged the government’s help and made a direct plea from the White House to those in the storm’s path. “When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate,” he said. “Don’t delay, don’t pause, don’t question the instructions that are being given, because this is a powerful storm.” Sandy, which killed 69 people in the Caribbean
Firefighter injured in Wolfeboro WOLEBORO (AP) — A firefighter has been injured while fighting a fire at a vacant home in Wolfeboro, N.H. Authorities say 23-year-old Thomas Trask was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His condition and the nature of his injury were not immediately known. The Wolfeboro Fire Department responded to the fire shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. They had it under control about 3:30 a.m. The state fire marshal’s office is assisting the department with investigating the cause of the fire.
before making its way up the Atlantic, began to hook left at midday and was about 40 miles south of Atlantic City by evening, moving west-northwest at almost 30 mph — faster than forecasters expected. Pete Wilson, who owns an antiques shop in Cape May, N.J., at the state’s southern tip and directly in Sandy’s path, said the water was 6 inches above the bottom edge of the door. He had already taken a truckload of antiques out but was certain he would take a big hit. “My jewelry cases are going to be toast,” he said. “I am not too happy. I am just going to have to wait, and hopefully clean up.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said people were stranded in Atlantic City, which sits on a barrier island and was mostly under water late Monday. He accused the mayor of allowing them to stay there. With the hurricane fast approaching, Christie warned it was no longer safe for rescuers, and advised people who didn’t evacuate the barrier islands to “hunker down” until morning. “I hope, I pray, that there won’t be any loss of life because of it,” he said. By early evening, the hurricane was expected to barrel into southern New Jersey or Delaware. That would put New York City and Long Island along its dangerous northeastern wall, facing perhaps 11 feet of water. While the hurricane’s 90 mph winds registered as only a Category 1 on a scale of five, it packed “astoundingly low” barometric pressure, giving it terrific energy to push water inland, said Kerry Emanuel, a professor of meteorology at MIT. “We are looking at the highest storm surges ever recorded” in the Northeast, said Jeff Masters, meteorology director for Weather Underground, a private forecasting service. “The energy of the storm surge is off the charts, basically.”
In New York City, authorities worried that salt water would seep through the boarded-up street grates and through the sandbags placed at subway entrances, crippling the electrical connections needed to operate the subway. Authorities also feared the surge of seawater could damage the underground electrical and communications lines in lower Manhattan that are vital to the nation’s financial center. Hours before landfall, there was evidence of the storm’s power. A construction crane atop a luxury high-rise in New York City collapsed in the wind and dangled precariously over the streets. Forecasters said the wind atop the building may have been close to 95 mph. Off North Carolina, a replica of the 18th-century sailing ship HMS Bounty that was built for the 1962 Marlon Brando movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” went down in the storm, and 14 crew members were rescued by helicopter from rubber lifeboats bobbing in 18-foot seas. Two other crew members were missing. They were believed to be wearing survival suits capable of protecting them from cold water for 15 hours. At Cape May, water sloshed over the seawall, and it punched through dunes in other seaside communities. Sandy also tore away an old section of Atlantic City’s historic boardwalk. “When I think about how much water is already in the streets, and how much more is going to come with high tide tonight, this is going to be devastating,” said Bob McDevitt, president of the main Atlantic City casino workers union. “I think this is going to be a really bad situation tonight.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. for a second day Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast. Bond trading will also be closed. The last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed for weather was in 1985 because of Hurricane Gloria, and it will be the first time since 1888 that the exchange will have been closed for two consecutive days because of weather. The cause then was a blizzard that left drifts as high as 40 feet in the streets of New York City. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq said
they intend to reopen on Wednesday and would keep investors updated. Much of the East Coast was at a standstill Monday as the storm approached. Mass transit and schools were closed across the region ahead of the storm hitting land, which was expected to happen later Monday. Areas around New York’s Financial District were part of a mandatory evacuation zone. The storm surge is already pushing water over seawalls in the southern tip of Manhattan. see MARKETS page 16
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Avoiding Problems With City’s move to entice employees to waive health Advisors insurance benefit paying off with $155,000 savings Financial As I am sure many of you already know, Financial AdLACONIA — City Manager Scott Myers reported yesterday that the city has been spared almost $155,000 in health insurance costs during the 20122013 fiscal year as eleven employees have chosen alternative coverage. Earlier this year the City Council offered a stipend of $3,200 to employees with proof of alternative health insurance. The stipend is paid quarterly in increments of $800 at the end of each three-month period, not in advance to ensure the city is not exposed should an employee leave the employ of the city. The city contributes 88 percent of the cost of health insurance, which amounts to $8,188 for the singleperson plan, $16,376 for the two-person plan and $22,436 for the family plan. One person opted out of the single-person at $8,188, seven from the two person plan at $114,632 and three from the family plan at $67,308 for a total of $190,128. Less the stipend payments of $35,200, the net savings amount to $154,928. However, Myers cautioned that the numbers are
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volatile since several factors cause the budgeted appropriation for health insurance to fluctuate during the year. If the circumstances of employees choosing alternative coverage change, leaving them without health insurance, they are entitled to enroll in the city’s program. Likewise, employees who marry or have children during the year would likely enroll in a more two-person or family plan. And employees may enroll in one of the plans offered by the city each year on their anniversary. Nevertheless, the projected savings amount to 5.7-percent of the $2.7-million budgeted for health insurance. Currently there are 35 employees enrolled in the single-person plan at a cost to the city of $286,580, 36 enrolled in the two-person plan at a cost of $589,536 and 82 enrolled in the family plan at a cost of $1,839,752 . Myers noted that this year the cost of health insurance premiums decreased and employees contributed a greater share of it. — Michael Kitch
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A Sad and Terrible Blunder: Custer, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and its Aftermath with Mike McKinley Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall On June 25, 1876 on a hill above a river called the Little Bighorn in south central Montana, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and 210 men of his immediate command were annihilated by 2000 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors while other soldiers of the famed Seventh Cavalry fought for their lives in entrenched positions on another part of the battlefield. This lecture will relate the story of that confrontation detailing the events leading up to the battle, Custer’s last stand, and the Plains Indian’s last victory. Mike McKinley is a historian and a former park ranger and historical interpreter at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument at Crow Agency, Montana.
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Then & now We are mindful of the adage that, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. As we approach the upcoming election, an election that may actually be the most important in our lifetime, it is worth taking the time to reflect on how history has dealt with issues similar to what we face today. Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated into office in March of 1933, during the Great Depression. He had run for office on the promise of a “New Deal” and, one of his first acts was to sign into law, the National Recovery Act (NRA). That act called for industry, labor, and government to work together to eliminate competition, and to regulate prices, wages, hours, and so on. Roosevelt’s aim was to have a “government planned economy”. The NRA spurred growth and power for the unions but did little to improve the economy or employment. In 1935, the Supreme Court ruled that the NRA was unconstitutional. However, Roosevelt had it quickly replace by the Wagner act which incorporated many of the items that were in the NRA. Many of Roosevelt’s programs essentially put the citizenry on the government payroll — the Office of Price Administration (OPA), the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and others. In spite of the myriad programs designed to get people working, until World War II started, unemployment ranged from 14.6 percent to 23.6 percent. Roosevelt increased the top tax bracket from 63 percent up to 94 percent of earnings. While he is most noted for the passage of the Social Security System, which was the first giant step towards a socialist structure, it must be noted that his actions in expanding the federal government and imposing it into the business community, did not increase private sector jobs. It is believed that those actions actually extended the life of the Great Depression. The next bit of historical perspective is about Lyndon B. Johnson, who was a powerful senator from Texas, and the Senate majority leader for six years while Eisenhower was president. He was selected to be John Kennedy’s running mate in the 1960 election, and he became president when Kennedy was assassinated. Johnson took the next truly giant steps toward socialism as he was able to pass legislation for Medicare and Medicaid, the 1964 Civil Rights act, immigration reform, the “War on Poverty”, and other social programs. To provide for the initial funding of these programs, Johnson convinced Congress to authorize use of unspent surplus Social Security funds for the programs. In exchange for those funds, government secu-
rities were put into the proverbial Social Security “lock box”. While each of the programs can be argued on its own merits, the accumulative costs of them have contributed greatly to the financial crisis that exists today. As far back as 2004, the Cato Institute calculated that the “War on Poverty” had consumed over $9 trillion, with little change in the level of poverty to show for it. The fundamental problem being that those on poverty are most often those just entering the work force and/or those who have left it, the elderly. This year, Medicare announced that it estimated its un-funded liabilities to be in excess of $38 trillion. The Social Security and Medicare programs will be greatly impacted by the fact that 10,000 people per day are retiring and those numbers will continue for the next nineteen years as “Baby Boomers” take their retirement. The IOU’s in the Social Security lock box will have to be redeemed, which mean that during that period, new securities will be sold in order to have the funds to redeem them. Under President Kennedy, the top marginal tax rates were reduced from 91 percent down to 70 percent. The drop in rates caused a substantial increase in tax revenues. During his tenure, President Johnson increased the rate from 70 percent up to 77 percent. Unemployment numbers were excellent, ranging from 3.8 percent to 5.2 percent. President Johnson’s social programs were an enormous step towards a socialist system but, as you can see, the cost of those programs is being passed down to future generations. When President Obama was elected, with the help of a Democrat controlled House and Senate, he followed the lead of Roosevelt and Johnson and took the third giant step towards socializing this country. He did so by passing the Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare”. With his party having total control over the Legislative Branch, Obama had the opportunity to address the economy and employment issues, which had been devastated by the bursting of the housing bubble. Rather than address those issues, the president chose to spend his capital in pursuit of ObamaCare. The bill was forced through both houses without a single Republican vote. Essentially, ObamaCare expands Medicare into covering the entire population. There can be no doubt that rationing of medical care will result, and services will be curtailed. While there is currently a shortage of primary care physicians, that condition will only worsen as bright young people choose other professions rather that becoming government-controlled physicians. When Obama was inaugurated, see next page
LETTERS GOP reps supposed to represent us, not these outside interests To the editor, I am supporting Kate Miller, Sandy Mucci, Lisa DiMartino and Bill Johnson for Meredith and Gilford State Representatives. Tuesday November 6 is a very important day. Each of us has a civic duty and a freedom to get out and vote. Over the past two years I like many have become shocked and dismayed at our legislators in Concord. When a legislator is elected and sworn in they take a pledge to you and me, to our state and country. That is, “I do solemnly swear, that I will bear faith and true allegiance to the USA and the State of N.H. and will support the constitution thereof, so help me God.” No where in that oath does it say, I pledge to Tax Payer Protection, Cornerstone, ALEC, Grover Norquist, Bill O’Brien, Jason Sorens or any other outside group. I reproach our current legislators as they pledge to these self-consumed ideologues. They are elected to represent us, the constituents, not outside interests. During the campaign in 2010 we heard the words from many, “I am running to create jobs, shrink government and restore the N.H. advantage.” Lost jobs, increase government by attempt-
ing to destroy our state Constitution through giving more control to the Legislature and loosing the N.H. advantage are not acceptable. Supporting others before considering what is best for our communities is not acceptable. I said it in 2010 and I will say it again, our legislators need to work together to create pragmatic solutions to our issues here in N.H. Loose the hate and divisiveness, work as a team player and leave ideologies at the Statehouse door. Those have added to this campaign, “preserve freedom.” America is free and freedom is defended every day by our service men and women. Think about what freedom really is. I am supporting Kate Miller, Sandy Mucci, Lisa DiMartino and Bill Johnson to represent Meredith and Gilford in the Statehouse not just because I am a Democrat, but because they are ready and willing to reach across the partisan divide and work with their colleagues, together in the best interest of ours our state and our future. Cutting services, education and revenue is not a recipe for a strong, vibrant and attractive state. Carla Horne Meredith
You’re telling us former superintendent doesn’t support education? To the editor, I am a big supporter of Jeanie Forrester, our current state senator. In my opinion Jeanie has gone to Concord and served her district (2) with hard work and has represented us as she promised she would. I just can’t sit by and read letters that distort her record of the last two years. It seems to me the supporters of Jeanie’s opponents seem to forget how and why she was elected. Two years ago the voters of N.H. fired the majority of the Democrats in the N.H. House and Senate and took all five seats on the Governors Council. In our district for example, the voters realized we need a change, and that change was Jeanie Forrester, and Jeanie beat and incumbent senator. I just read a letter form Lisa Merrill. First of all I would dispute the event she attended in Danbury was the only public speaking opportunity that Mrs. Merrill could attend; there were other events she could have attended that were on the weekends and not in the mornings. At the end of her letter she
stated that she can’t support a candidate who doesn’t support education. As she stated in her letter that retired school superintendent Phil McCormack supports Jeanie, as does long time school board member Jack Carty. Is Mrs. Merrill telling us that Mr. McCormack, after spending his many years as a teacher, principal and school superintendent doesn’t support education? Also after all of his years on our school board, Mr. Carty doesn’t support education either? Personally, I think that this is nothing but pure politics. I will be retiring in December, and I know I can’t afford to survive going back to the tax and spend Democrats. I would like to ask all of you voters out there that care about our district and state, please support Jeanie Forrester for another term. Her record is clear, she understands the importance of having a strong and balanced approach to our great state and Jeanie has proven the has our backs for the long term. L. Michael Hatch, Meredith
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LETTERS No scapegoat this time, Mr. President; stand up and take blame To the editor, Just one of the many, many reasons that our president has proven he is incompetent to serve four more years. Now we know that President Obama and his administration have been blatantly lying to all Americans for two weeks. They knew just 24 hours after the brutal murders of three brave Americans and Ambassador Stevens who, was tortured, sodomized and dragged through the streets, that it was a terrorist attack on our embassy on the anniversary of 9/11. To save face, just before the election, they chose to cover up the truth and insisted it was because of some video. Now we learn that “his White House,” as the president calls it, did know of the possible attacks on the embassy. They chose to ignore this and did absolutely nothing to beef up the security to protect these men. We have also learned of a diary that was written by the ambassador where he stated he feared for his life and told of the dire lack of security due to monetary cuts. All the apologizing and sweet-talking our president has done with these ruthless countries has had absolutely no affect. They hate America and always will. They want to see our demise. The left was so willing to credit Obama for killing bin Laden, now let’s see if they have the honesty to credit him with the death of these Americans. He is the Commander-in-Chief and these atrocities happened under his watch. He needs to stand up and take
the blame. Mr. President, there is no scapegoat this time! These unfortunate acts are the consequences of electing a president whose experience in dealing with terrorist nations is no better than yours or mine. This is what happens when our media jumps in bed with a candidate instead of vetting him honestly. I realize that the television viewers, who only watch mainstream media, are most likely unaware of these lies. This is unfortunate and due to the dishonest censorship of the radical left media news outlets ABC, MSNBC, CBC, NBC and all of their affiliates. Did our American citizens ever imagine they would see the day when the mainstream media chooses to keep the truth from us, just as they do in the communist and socialist countries? Well the sad fact is, that day has arrived. We can no longer trust this left wing media and believe we are seeing the real news as it happens. Why would any American want the media keeping them in the dark by censoring news? This is detrimental to the security and safety of all Americans. It is time to take a stand against the mainstream media and tell them to stop this deceitful censorship of the news and let them know that you want the news reported truthfully as it happens! For the preservation of our great country, we must vote this president out! Linda Dupere Campton
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Mr. Lamb thinks another $30 to register your car is no big deal To the editor, I recently attended a political candidate forum where Robert C. Lamb, Jr., was one of the candidates speaking on why the Democrats should retake control in Concord. One of the “facts” presented by Mr. Lamb was that since the Republicans have taken control in January, 2011, New Hampshire now has 148 “Red Listed” bridges — implying that Republicans have allowed the deterioration of our bridges and infrastructure. He asserted that 148 “Red Listed” bridges are simply unacceptable and he suggested that the gas tax could be raised to pay for the repair of roads and bridges. He further berated the Republicans for cutting the $60 vehicle registration fee in half to $30. He gleefully stated that he would have no problem paying a $60 registration fee, which could be used for infrastructure repair. I decided I would check Mr. Lamb’s facts. Department of Transportation records reveal that when the Democrats left office in 2010, there were 148 “Red Listed” bridges. At the end of 2011, the last full year reported, with Republicans in power, there were 140 “Red
Listed” bridges, eight less than when the Democrats held power. Additionally, the $60 vehicle registration fee was allowed to “sunset” on June 30, 2011. These repairs were done without adding any new fees or debt to the taxpayers of N.H. and working within a balanced budget. In addition to presenting accurate facts, I suggest that Mr. Lamb needs to take notice that many people in this economy are hurting. Now is not the time to raise taxes or fees of any type. Perhaps in Mr. Lamb’s world, $30 is insignificant; however, when I told one friend of mine about Mr. Lamb’s suggestion to raise the vehicle registration fee another $30, his response was “Doesn’t he realize that’s two days food for my wife and me?” I suggest to Mr. Lamb that he redirect his efforts from attaining perfect attendance at political forums and educate himself on the needs of New Hampshire’s everyday folks. This is why I feel we must re-elect Senator Jeanie Forrester, who already has a proven record of looking out for the needs of her constituents. Lee Ann Moulder Holderness
from preceding page the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. Since that time the rate has ranged from 8.1 percent to 9 percent, except for this month when it dipped to 7.8 percent. However, that rate is somewhat suspect as it does not include a report from one of the largest states. Like Roosevelt, President Obama has spent considerable resources without diminishing or
eliminating the basic economic and jobs problems. And, like Johnson, he has presided over a huge expansion of government with no defined plan on how to pay for it. Your vote may decide if we are to be a government of, by, and for the people, or, if we are to follow the European model on the road to serfdom. (Bob Lamb is a resident of Laconia.)
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LETTERS Gilford & Meredith Vote 4 the Republican Jobs & Prosperity Team Bob Greemore Colette Worsman Kevin Leandro Herb Vadney We are committed to: A Truly balanced and transparent state budget. Keeping NH Sales tax and income tax free Creating a business friendly atmosphere the fosters job creation and economic opportunities Providing for stable and predictable school funding Paid for by Leandro for State rep, George Hurt fiscal agent
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It doesn’t matter where Lisa Merrill sends her kids to school To the editor, In Diana Thomas’ recent letter, she inappropriately admonishes Inter-Lakes School Board member Lisa Merrill for speaking out against the voucher bill while also sending her children to a private school and for her concern about public school enrollment. Lisa’s children all attended public school through the 8th grade. She has been, and always will be, supportive of public schools. Lisa has championed creating a level playing field between public and private schools by creating more opportunities for children in public school — such as increasing computer utilization as well as the use of software applications to promote the educational development of all students. Lisa Merrill also researched grants and brought a proposal to Principal Bennett for the 7th grade students to participate in the national Lexus Eco challenge which included a component of the 7th grade science curriculum. She led a team of students to win the Lexus Eco challenge, by teaching them how to: 1. leverage the Internet for data research, 2. create a survey and poll the public, 3. create a PowerPoint presentation, and 4. present that presentation to the Lexus Chal-
Bob Lamb’s commitment to public education sets him apart To the editor, On November 6, New Hampshire voters will once again join with millions of other Americans across this country to exercise one of our most precious rights — the right to vote for the candidates of our choosing. I am writing to urge you to support Bob Lamb to serve as our next State Senator to serve the residents of Senate District 2. I have had the opportunity to hear Bob speak at a number of public events over the past months. He has impressed me with his honesty, integrity and his willingness to engage with community members of all stripes to listen to our views and concerns. Over and over again, Bob Lamb has demonstrated that he has the skill set to be a truly great Senator in the New Hampshire State Senate. His financial and business acumen will be especially important in the upcoming budget cycle that the new legislature will tackle in January.
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lenge Board of Judges electronically. As the immediate past president of the Inter-Lakes PTO, I have had a front row seat observing all of the school board members. There has not been a member who has been more actively involved and unselfish with her knowledge and personal time than Lisa Merrill. My son was a part of the Eco Challenge “Weed Busters” team and I witnessed first hand the benefits of that involvement. The team learned hands on the benefits of community service and hard work. This was an experience that money could not buy, and was a first of its kind initiative in the I-L school system. It really does not make a difference where Lisa Merrill sends her children to school. Her actions show that she is fully committed to doing what she can to ensure that the I-L students are provided outstanding educational experiences. This is why in the March 2012 school board election she won reelection to a second three year term on the school board by a large margin. What matters is what the parents think — and they clearly think that Lisa has their children’s best interest at heart. Mary Williams Meredith
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LETTERS Rich kid, poor kid . . .it doesn’t matter; loss to local school is same To the editor, I attended a candidates’ night last evening in Northfield and listened carefully to the Democratic candidates for state representative and Senate. They all opposed the new education tax-credit program (and, oddly, spoke out against voucher programs as well, which aren’t even available to N.H. parents). The reason the Democrats gave for opposing these programs was their belief that the tax-credit program would, in some unique way, take valuable dollars from the public schools. They clearly don’t understand the tax-credit program or state aid to local districts. Two of the Democratic candidates, Lorrie Carey and Andy Hosmer, admitted to sending their own children to private schools. They do this presumably because those private institutions provided a better fit for their children than their local public schools. But when they made that decision, the state stopped paying adequacy aid for their children. The state doesn’t pay for empty chairs. If any student leaves the public school for any reason, state aid stops for that student. This is true regardless of the parents’ income or reason for removing the child.
The new tax-credit program provides low- and moderate-income parents a way to send their children to the school that best fits their child. There is no difference in state funding to local districts when wealthy parents remove a child using their own money for private school or a lowerincome parent does the same thing using the new scholarship program. The question we must ask anyone in opposition to the tax-credit scholarship program is this: Why is it acceptable for wealthy parents to take children out of public schools but not acceptable for low- or moderateincome parents to do the same? If the answer involves “taking money away from public schools,” then you know that person doesn’t understand — or chooses to misrepresent — the tax-credit scholarship program. The fact is that whether a rich kid leaves a public school or a poor kid leaves, state money to that school stops. Democratic candidates: Why are you against poor kids having the same chance as rich kids to attend the school that will give them the best opportunity for success? Rep. Gregory Hill Northfield
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What Jeanie Forrester advocates is school choice for all kids To the editor, Bob Lamb claims that Jeanie Forrester voted to reduce public school aid. This is not true. She voted to give parents a choice about where their child is to be educated. The education tax credit bill, which Jeannie Forrester supports, comes from business donations to a nonprofit scholarship organization. A student receiving such a scholarship can attend any school he/she likes, whether it’s a private school, another public school, or home schooling. Since funding for public schools depends on the number of students attending that school, under-performing schools have a reason to oppose education tax credits-except that when kids leave with a scholarship, the school dis-
trict has a budget protection cap, and can’t lose more than one-quarter of 1 percent of its total budget (meaning they keep no less than 99.75 percent of their budget) no matter how many students leave. So there isn’t cause to worry-unless it’s about the students forced to stay in an under-performing school. What Jeanie Forrester advocates is school choice. She wants to give children a chance to attend a better school, if they can qualify for it, and if their parents think it’s the best thing to do. No child should have to stay in a substandard school simply so the school district can collect a few more tax dollars. Jackie Colthart Ashland
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and community colleges in order to develop a workforce that has the skills and background demanded by today’s employers. Bob Lamb also understands that New Hampshire has to develop a long-term plan to address the state’s infrastructure; our roads, our bridges, and broadband expansion. As we all recognized during our tenure in the New Hampshire State Senate, Bob Lamb understands that health care costs are a major cost driver that thoughtful leadership in the Senate must address. We all understand how important it is to have a state Senator serve who understands the importance of working in a bi-partisan manner to move New Hampshire forward-something that is sorely lacking in the current legislature. Bob will be single-minded in his focus on jobs and the economy, and won’t be side-tracked by the agenda of out-of-state interests. We urge all of the voters of Senate District 2 to vote for Bob Lamb for the New Hampshire State Senate on November 6. Senator Sylvia Larsen, D-Concord Senate Democratic Leader Senator Deb Reynolds D- Plymouth (2006-2010) Senator Kathy Sgambati D-Tilton (2006-2010)
To the editor, Voters in Alton and Gilmanton: Alton and Gilmanton will be electing a total of three representatives, two from District 5 and one representing Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton. As we learned in the 2010 election, the political views of the candidates are very important in guiding the future of New Hampshire. The three Republicans (Holmes, Burdick and Cormier) running for office are extreme conservatives by their own admissions. They have rigid social agendas, such as shrinking government without regard for the consequences, cutting the state budget and pushing state-mandated financial obligations on local communities (thereby raising your taxes), imposing right to work on our laborers, interfering with women’s rights, repealing gay marriage, cutting funding for public education, including UNH, limiting health care options by refusing to accept federal funds for Medicaid,
and on and on. Remember what happened in Concord for the past two years under Speaker O’Brien. His party was mean-spirited and divisive, carrying out a nationally directed agenda for extreme conservatives. Do you want a repetition of the same thing? That’s not the New Hampshire we know. The three Democrats (Chase, Henry and Smith) want to focus on restoring our economy, strengthening our government to provide essential social services, supporting our schools and protecting individual rights. They put people, not ideology, first. They want to work together with others to achieve consensus and get us back on the right track. To promote healthy cooperation and good governance, please vote for Democrats to represent our area: Deb Chase, Jean Henry and Roberta “Tess” Smith. Nancy Scribner Robert Ronstadt Gilmanton
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To the editor, Tyler Drummond is running for Register of Deeds in Grafton County and deserves your vote. He is a N.H. native and recently graduated from Vermont Law School, intending to remain in N.H. and raise a family. He has been active in the Grafton County Republican Party running our Victory office in Littleton. He has also been an advisor with the YMCA Youth and Government Program throughout N.H. As a Managing Director of a N.H.
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LETTERS Ed Philpot is passionate about right way to spend tax dollars
Tilton needs its own voice in Concord; let’s elect Jane Alden
To the editor, As Election Day draws nearer, I ask you to join me in supporting incumbent Belknap County Commissioner, Ed Philpot, for re-election. Why should you give him your vote? I have known Ed since my husband and I moved to the Lakes Region 10 years ago. We first met Ed when he and I were involved in the ski program at a local elementary school, where we monitored the extracurricular activity and progress of more than 40 students on the Gunstock slopes. I began to know Ed, then the school board chair, as a volunteer in the community and dedicated father of three children. Passionate about the right way to spend the tax dollars in our community, Ed has a track record of fiscal responsibility. He spearheaded the facilities plan that renovated three schools, both on time and under budget. That was the school board chair that impressed me. Another attribute that makes him the most solid candidate for the long-term vision for our county is his knowledge of our local community. He knows what’s going on in our towns and cities. He owns a business here, a home also. He and his wife, Dianne, have educated their three children
To the editor, I write this in support of Ms. Jane Alden in the upcoming election to represent the Towns of Tilton and Sanbornton. I have come to know Jane through her work as chair of the Planning Board as well as her position on the Budget Committee here in Tilton. She is a tireless advocate for seniors and the disabled. She is informed on the issues that matter to our area and I have no doubts as to her honesty and integrity. We don’t always agree,
in our local public schools. He shops where we do, buys what’s on sale like we do, struggles and sometimes succeeds like we do. What many of you don’t know, however, is that Ed came from humble roots. The son of a laborer and a laborer himself (before law school), Ed turned his young-adult construction job into a law career specializing in building and construction litigation. Ed recognizes, appreciates. . . and remembers. . . the struggles of working families and communities. He is a mindful gatekeeper of finances. Even though he can chide with the best lawyers I know, he is a gentle listener. He is an avid arbiter and evaluator of local opinion, local fact, and local circumstance. Ed knows our communities’ issues and resident struggles because he lives them, every day. A vote for Ed Philpot only makes sense in these economic times because he knows our problems and opportunities, and possesses sound economic principles to manage the county business, with a track record to prove it! I ask that you join me in casting your vote for Ed Philpot for County Commissioner on Nov. 6th. Kim Weeks Laconia
Nice to see Forrester running campaign free of negative content To the editor, I intend to vote for Jeanie Forrester in the upcoming election for our state senator. Three major reasons support my decision. 1. Her established record of outstanding performance on executing the representational elements of the job. Much of a senator’s job is to be available and responsive to her constituent’s needs for guidance in dealing with the maze of state rules and regulations as well as the plethora of agencies who apply them. Jeanie seems to be extremely responsive to constituent’s queries and her record of being “on the job” is outstanding. We’re clearly getting our money’s worth in this regard. Let’s continue to benefit from her dedication and performance. 2. The significant improvement in
financial discipline which she and others put in place during her first term. State spending increased about 24 percent from 2006 to 2010. We now have a two year budget which is truly balanced (without accounting gimmicks) and has a reduction in the use of general funds of 11 percent. Again, let’s keep the folks who made this happen. 3. She is running a campaign free of negative content. After experiencing the last two local campaigns (and the current national one), I have began to despair the course of our democracy. Jeanie seems honestly committed to not go down that path. Reason enough to make one want to help her succeed. Thomas Wilson Center Harbor
but she always has a well thought out position that she is willing to discuss. She is the only person in the race that is from Tilton and she understands the issues that are particular to the community. Tilton needs and deserves a voice in Concord and for me, Jane Alden is that voice. Please join me in supporting her at the polls and vote for Jane Alden for state representative. Joe Jesseman, Selectman Town of Tilton
Elect Phil Preston to House; I know he’s caring, honest & fair To the editor, My vote is for PHIL PRESTON for STATE REPRESENTATIVE in District 9. Phil has lived in New Hampshire for 35 years and I have known him for most of them. He has always been involved with town and government affairs. He has served on land use boards, as town and school district moderator and presently serves as selectman. I serve on the selectboard with Phil and he has always been caring, honest and fair, doing what is best for the town and the residents.
Phil believes that government should be prepared to help citizens whose health or other circumstances puts them at risk. He is always accepting of other people’s point of view. Phil is concerned about providing an adequate education for children, protecting the environment, and he will work to restore civility and respect in the New Hampshire Legislature. Vote for Phil Preston, he is the right person to do the job and to do it right! Jeanette Stewart, Chairperson Ashland Selectboard
Set record straight; Jeanie initiated & helped arrange info sessions To the editor, In response to a recent letter to the editor from Kay Anderson regarding Jeanie Forrester’s involvement with the public information sessions on the new voter ID law: This isn’t a public endorsement of Jeanie, but simply to set the record straight. Jeanie initiated the public information sessions by reaching out to each of us and asking if we would be interested in providing this opportunity to our residents. Jeanie worked to arrange the time, date, and location
and coordinate it with the Deputy Secretary of State, Dave Scanlan. She sent out an e-blast to town clerks and town officials to notify them of the public sessions and she issued a press release to the newspapers to invite the general public. Jeanie attended each of the sessions. Her communities are a priority and she works very hard to serve us. Cindy Reinhartz, Town Clerk Tilton Kerri Parker, Town Clerk Meredith
I like Bob Lamb; he’ll will make sure Northern Pass never happens To the editor, In the race for State Senate between Bob Lamb and Jeanie Forrester three things seem to me to be important: 1. Bob Lamb was a senior financial guy is a big bank and really knows his way around money and budgets. Concord doesn’t.
2. It’s time we made decisions for New Hampshire folks that are based on N.H. facts and figures rather than the Tea Party ideologies. 3. I don’t like Northern Pass and Bob Lamb will make sure it doesn’t happen Vote for Bob Lamb for State Senator John Thompson, Center Harbor
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Carye family decision to preserve 387-acre woods praised By RogeR Amsden THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — The conservation of the 387-acre Carye Family Woods property was hailed by local officials at a dedication ceremony held here Saturday as a major step in protecting critical natural resources in the community. ‘’This is absolutely fabulous,’’ said Everett McLaughlin of the Gilford Conservation Commission, who during the ceremony unrolled a large map of the town which had been put together during a natural resources inventory which showed that the property was the highest priority for protection in the entire community. ‘’It has prime wetlands, Whitney Beals, director of land protection for the New England Forestry Foundation; Katrina Carye, brush habitat and criti- daughter of Raymond A. and Barbara F. Carye, who donated a 387-acre parcel of land in Gilford which cal habitat for many spe- will be known as the Carye Family Woods to the New England Forestry Foundation, and Robert Percies and multiple critical schel, executive director of the foundation, are shown at a dedication ceremony of the conservation land Saturday. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun) resources,. It is really important to conserve this for future generations,’’ said McLaughlin. to leave a legacy of conservation for future generaThe property abuts the town of Gilford’s Kimball tions,’’ said Beals. Castle property with 250 acres, creating a significant Katrina Carye of Cambruidge, Mass., said that conservation corridor. The property also contains her parents, now 90 and 88, couldn’t make the trip a substantial portion of the Lazy Brook watershed to the ceremony but had a great sense of satisfaction and affords views of nearby Lake Winnipesaukee. in being able to conserve the property. Conservation Commission Chairman John GoodShe said that when her parents first brought the hue said he was thrilled to see the property proproperty off from Rte. 11-A in 1959 they were questected and praised the Carye family’s generosity. In tioned by their friends as to why they hadn’t bought 2001 the Caryes donated an abutting 65-acre parcel lakefront property instead. and farm buildings, known as the Gilford Meadows, ‘’That’s how they came to call their home Carye’s to the Gilford School District. Folly,’’ she said, adding that in 1961 her parents “The Carye family is to be commended for this spebought the Meadows property from Maurice Sawyer cial conservation achievement,” said Whitney Beals, and promised him that they would not develop the director of Land Protection for New England Forestry meadows but would instead leave it as farmland. Foundation, who said that the property is the first in Carye recalled that the property was ‘’a paradise’’ town to be owned outright by the foundation. Other to which the family would retreat on weekends properties on which the foundation holds easements where they could enjoy the apple trees and blueare the Dame Farm and Ramblin’ Vewe Farm. berry fields and spend time at Gilford Beach during He said that in November 1990, the Caryes had the summer. received approval from the Planning Board for a ‘’I took ski lessons from Pepi Herrmann during fully engineered, 37-lot residential subdivision on he winters and loved coming here where I could see 73 acres located off Lazy Brook Lane and Route wildlife like red foxes, deer, woodchucks, bob cats 11. Instead of proceeding with the subdivision, the and blue heron,’’ said Carye. Caryes opted to retain the land in its natural condiRobert Perschel, executive director of the New tion. ‘’He said that he’d done enough developing and England Forestry Foundation, said that organizaloved the out of doors and the woods and wanted to tion is a long-time leader in conservation and sustainable land management, having conserved over one million acres throughout New England, more Alcohol/Drug Counseling than any other nonprofit organization and an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. Assessments & Evaluations He said that the organization owns 43 commuDWI Aftercare/Pre-Hearing nity forests in New Hampshire, totaling more than MLDAC Call Anytime 998-7337 10,3000 acres.
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Electric companies playing catch up with power outages LACONIA — The strong winds and sheets of rain that announced the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Monday afternoon knocked power service to thousands of residents, while crews with Public Service of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative were preparing to work through the night to correct the outages. PSNH reported that 61,000 of its customers had reported power outage as of 5 p.m. on Monday, with most of the outages affecting customers in the southern tier of the state. The power company expected the additional help of 550 line and tree crews, who traveled from as far as Texas, to bolster local crews and contractors. New Hampshire Electric Cooperative stated at 4:30 p.m. that 8,000 members were without power, representing about one-tenth of the cooperative’s
membership. The power cooperative serves 115 towns in the state. The number of NHEC outages fluctuated throughout the day as crews sought to keep pace with Sandy’s damage. The peak of outages for the cooperative occurred at 3 p.m., when a tree fell across a transmission line in New Durham, cutting power to substations in that town as well as neighboring Alton. NHEC was anticipating the assistance of 30 crews from Illinois, who were expected to be at work by this morning. Both power providers were expecting further outages, as the worst of the storm was forecasted to occur during the overnight hours. PSNH customers should report an outage by calling 1-800-662-7764 or by visiting www.psnh.com. NHEC members should call 1-800-343-6432 to report an outage.
LACONIA — The Department of Public Works announced yesterday that due to Hurricane Sandy, there will be no collection of trash or leaf and yard waste today, Tuesday, October 30. All curbside collection will be set back one day for the remainder of the week; that is, Tuesday’s route will be run on
Wednesday, Wednesday’s on Thursday, Thursday’s on Friday and Friday’s on Saturday. Questions can be addressed to Ann Saltmarsh of the Department of Public Works at 528-6379, extension 300.
heroin. It’s more and more likely to be prescription pain killers. Strang said opiates in all forms are highly addictive. He said they have a legitimate use for treatment of pain but once addictions sets in — and very often he said addiction can stem from what once was a legitimate medical problem — addicts will do almost anything to get the drug. In cases of long-term use and or abuse, he also said more and more of the drug is needed to get the same feeling, often leading to overdose and death. According to statistics provided by Capt. William Clary of the Laconia Police Department, prescription drugs, especially oxycodone — oxys, blueberries and other street names — were the leading cause of drug-overdose deaths in New Hampshire. And for Clary and Roy — the leaders of the Laconia’s Problem Oriented Police (POP) project on prescription drug abuse — opiates and the fallout from their abuse are taking their toll on Laconia. It’s not just the overdoses Clary explained. “We’ve responded to a call for a woman screaming at a pharmacist to give pills,” he said, adding police have gotten calls from threats ranging from threats
in doctors’ offices to thefts, assaults and robberies that are drug related. He said many of the burglaries in the city and surrounding area — including the bed-time burglaries during the summer of 2011 — stemmed from opiate drug addiction. On July 8 in Gilford the pharmacy at Shaw’s Supermarkets was robbed and the robber demanded oxycodone. Clary also said people who abuse prescription opiates often either take them inappropriately — like chopping them up and inhaling them or liquifying them and injecting them — or they consume alcohol and/or other drugs along with the opiates. “These are particularly dangerous combinations,” Clary said. At the county level, Department of Corrections Superintendent Daniel Ward said he is seeing more and more inmates coming to jail who are opiate addicted. “We see the beginnings of withdrawal symptoms if inmates are here for a few days,” he said. “It begins with cramps and muscle spasms and
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Tilton convenience store robbed on Monday afternoon TILTON — Police are investigating a robbery that occurred yesterday at the Express Mart in the Lochmere section of town. Lt. Ryan Martin said the report came at 3:30 p.m.
yesterday afternoon. As of 5:30 p.m. police had no one in custody. No further information was available.
from preceding page usually progresses to nausea,” he added. Ward also said the protocols for withdrawal in jail have changed and there is no more Librium to ease the symptoms. “Oh it’s going to be uncomfortable,” he said. “But withdrawal won’t kill someone.” Ward has lost one patient in the past to opiate overdose. He said the man self-reported to jail and was fine when he arrived but was found dead in his cell about six hours after he arrived. He said the ensuing investigation revealed the man had taken a number of opiates just before he came to the jail. Financially, the Belknap County Department of Corrections has two full-time nurses and three parttime nurses. Although treating drug addiction is not their only job, he said nearly two-thirds of the inmates in jail are addicted to something. Increasingly, he said the addictions are prescription opiate related. There is a labor cost he said. “We have a duty to supervise and we have to check on them more often,” he said. “There’s too much of this medication out there,” said Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin, echoing Clary, Ward and other area police officers. Police say the problem is predominately over-prescribing by physicians. “Sure we’ll occasionally see Internet drugs from other countries or the results of thefts and robberies, but most of it comes from the doctors,” he said, adding people stealing the drugs from a family member or friend is also not uncommon. At least one area physician recently lost her license for over-prescribing but Clary said this was an extreme case and took months of investigation. “Every community has it’s own Dr. Feel Good and people will know who that is,” said Strang. “That information is spread quickly throughout the community.” Wiggin and Strang both said the real problem is doctor shopping and Strang agreed. “I’ve seen people travel the Interstate 93 corridor going to different emergency rooms and presenting with the same symptoms,” Strang said. Now at Lakes Region General Hospital, Strang said he recently had a couple come in at the same time and
tell him they were heroin addicts and wanted him to prescribe the opiate Percoset for them. “They told me if I didn’t proscribe for them they would go out and use again and that if one of them died it would be my fault,” he said. He said he responded by telling them he would treat them for their addiction and hospitalize them, but would not give them the requested drugs. He said they left — angry. Strang said while emergency rooms are “an easy target” because of the volume of people who get seen, they are not the prime source of opiates because emergency room physicians rarely prescribe for more pills than is needed to get a patient through the night or weekend. “Usually two or three days at the most,” he said. “Physicians are trusting soles,” he said. “We want to help.” Strang said information shared between doctors is not privileged, but more doctors need to make inquiry phone calls to other physicians if they suspect something isn’t right. “If we don’t do our due diligence, they’ll keep coming back for more,” he said. Doctor shopping — or going to multiple doctors for the same ailment to get prescription drugs — is illegal but he said New Hampshire is “ground zero” in New England because it is the only state without a central registry. Strang said he’s seen people who have multiple doctors in the state and their “job” is to go from doctor to doctor with the same pain symptoms and get medication. These people fill their prescriptions in different pharmacies, usually don’t use insurance, and generally pay in cash he said. “Opiates are relatively inexpensive and the cost of the drugs plus a doctor’s visit is no deterrent because of the high street value of some of the pills,” he said. For example, Laconia Det. Sgt. Scott Roy said the average street value of one 30 milligram pill of oxycodone is between $30 and $40, depending on how far north a person is who purchases it. Strang’s solution is one he’s been working on for nearly 10 years — a central registry for physicians and pharmacists to record their narcotic prescriptions. see next page
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Diane Lacey elected to again head SEA union BARTLETT — The State Employee’s Association re-elected Diana Lacey of Belmont as the president of the organization for another two-year term. The election took place on day two of the organization’s 72nd Annual convention held at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. Of the 148 votes cast, Lacey received 94 votes, defeating her opponent, Bruce Vanlandingham by 37 points. It was viewed as a strong vote of confidence in Lacey, having completed her first term in office, which began just two days before the most anti-
labor legislature in nearly a century was elected. “The delegates made clear that they are All In To Win and are committed to ending the race to the bottom approach that some politicians have taken with working families in NH,” said Lacey who is the first full time female SEA President and is a 20 year veteran of state service. Other elected Officers included, Ken Roos, for a second term as First Vice President, Betty Thomas as Second Vice President, Ralph Tilton as the long time SEA Treasurer, and Shelley Elmes, Secretary.
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Gilford Fire/Rescue brings women down from Lockes Hill Trail GILFORD — A Fire Department team rescued a 62-year-old woman from Lockes Hill Trail Saturday afternoon after she fell and injured her ankle. Chief Stephen Carrier said the seven-member rescue team used the department’s Argo All-Terrain Vehicle to reach the woman who was located near the top of the loop of the trail. The department
accessed the trail by setting up a command post at Kimball Castle. The rescue crew was able to use the woman’s cell phone coordinates to map exactly where she was. Crews put a split on her ankle, secured her to a carry bed, and carried her to the ambulance. She was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital.
Correction: Budget decision on free coffee at Gilford Town Hall not yet made A Daily Sun report on the October 18 meeting of the Gilford Budget Committee included a couple of reporting errors. The committee didn’t vote to eliminate $350 from the administration budget for coffee but rather asked the administrator to return to them with an exact figure for how much providing coffee for town hall employees and guests was
costing. Some members of the committee objected to paying for that particular amenity. Also, Town Administrator Scott Dunn clarified that the town is still a party to the Liberty Hill Coal Tar suit but he does not expect the town to expend any more money on related attorney fees. He said there is a potential settlement expected in the near future.
from preceding page Law enforcement stands behind him said Wiggin who recently participated in a task force to research and encourage the passage of the bill that sets up a drug registry in New Hampshire. “We are the 49th state to create a registry,” said Strang, noting Missouri is the now the only state without one. Operating without the registry, Strang said New Hampshire was like an “island” in New England and people flocked to the state to doctor shop. The law, which goes into effect in January of 2013, sets up a prescription drug registry and allows doctors and dispensers to consult it before writing or
filling a prescription. “Our goal is preventing doctor shopping,” Strang said, adding the law has criminal penalties against only in the case of a willful violation by a treating physician and or pharmacy. Law enforcement has no access to the registry except with a court-ordered warrant for a specific person’s records. “There is no mining by police,” Strang said. Wiggin likes the law. “We don’t want to see anyone denied medical care but do want doctors and pharmacists to stop prescribing drugs that aren’t warranted,” he said.
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MEREDITH — Wayne Curtis died on October 23 at 92 years. He was born in Salem, MA, grew up in Salem Willows and later became a regular entrant in the Horribles Parade with friends Bill Wilson and Arthur Symonds. He attended Salem High School and graduated from Gov. Dummer Academy and Brown University. Wayne loved Ford cars and at a very young age helped deliver 1936 Fords for a garage where his father worked. He was a Navy officer spending time in Puget Sound on a minesweeper during WWII, bringing home a dog named Skipper who became the beloved family pet. In 1943 he married Flora Kimball Curtis, who predeceased him in 2000. In 1954 the family moved into a new house on Barbara Rd, Danvers, MA while Wayne sold metal conveyer belts for Ashworth Bros. The family often traveled to Province Lake & Ossipee, NH to visit Sarah Curtis and to Cleveland OH to visit Flo’s parents with 4 kids sleeping on a mattress in the back of the station wagon! When Wayne was a deacon at Maple St Congregational Church he met and married Frances Gowdy who arranged weekly flowers there. His second career was with the Ardiff law firm and later driving his new PT Cruiser as a courier for the Salem, MA law firm of Tinti, Quinn, Grover and
Frey. Wayne was an avid Patriots fan. Upon his retirement, Wayne and Fran moved to Herrick House in Beverly, MA. He continued to enjoy the North Shore during driving expeditions with weekly Sunday morning breakfasts (crispy waffles on a warm plate). After Fran’s death in 2006, he moved to Meredith Bay Colony Club in Meredith, NH, where he danced often and enjoyed many rural outdoor events. Wayne was the son of the late Sarah Putnam and Earle Curtis and is survived by children: sons, Richard Curtis and wife, Jeannine, and Scott Curtis all of MA, and daughters Lynne Butcher and husband, Bernard, of CA and Cynthia Curtis and partner, Jim, of NH. His step-daughter is Deb Leavitt and her partner, Craig, of Fort Myers, FL. He has 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Wayne will be remembered for his love of people and his wonderfully cheerful disposition. There will be a private Celebration of Wayne’s life and he will be interred at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers, MA. Donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurses of Meredith, 186 Waukewan St, Meredith, NH 03253 or Maple St Congregational Church in Danvers, MA 01923. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
LAKEPORT — Shelby P. Dame, 62, of 177 Gold Street, died at her son’s home in Bridgewater on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 after a sudden illness. She was the widow of Ronald Collette, Sr. Shelby was born March 2, 1950 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of Robert C. & Dora (Gagone) Dame. She was a lifetime resident of the Lakes Region. Shelby was a loving mother and wife. Survivors include her mother of Laconia, two sons, Ronald Collette, Jr. of Bridgewater, NH and Robert A. Collette of Rumney, NH; seven grandchildren, Kennth, Miles, Katie,Nichlas and Mason Collette and Patrick and Aellisa Gloddy;
two great grandchildren; four brothers, Alan Dame, Robert Dame, Brian Stevens and Artie Stevens; three sisters, Rita Dame, Gayle Assaff and Shirley Champane; eight nieces and seven nephews. In addition to her husband and father, she was predeceased by a brother, Glen Dame. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be private. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
LACONIA — Lela E. Dolloff, 86, of 30 County Drive and formerly of Pleasant Street, Laconia and Whittier Highway, Moultonboro, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Monday, October 22, 2012. Mrs. Dolloff was the widow of Maurice E. Dolloff who died in 1991. Mrs. Dolloff was born June 9, 1926 in Sparta, Illinois, the daughter of James E. & Viola (Sweat) Reid. She had been employed at TECO Electronics in Winnisquam for a number of years. Survivors include a daughter, Donna L. Scholten, of Millbury, Mass.; grandchildren, Brian & Amy Scholten, of Freeville, N.Y. and Scott & Jackie Scholten of Brookfield, Conn.; three great grandchil-
dren, Lindsay, Ashley and Julia Rose Scholten, all of Brookfield, Conn. and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Dolloff was predeceased by a son, Paul R. Dolloff, and by her ten siblings. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. At her request, Mrs. Dolloff’s remains were an Anatomical Gift to the Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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GILFORD — Lisa Ann Neuner, 47, of 343 Old Lakeshore Road, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on October 21, 2012. Lisa was originally from New Windsor, New York, but also lived in Central Florida and would later call Gilford, New Hampshire home. Lisa graduated from Winter Park High School and attended Valencia Community College. She made a career in the hospitality industry and worked in several establishments in Florida and New Hampshire. Lisa had an entrepreneurial spirit and together with her life partner, Bill, they ran several businesses in the New Hampshire area. She was also a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary of New Hampshire. Lisa also loved to go fishing. She deeply loved her family, her country and her faith in God. Lisa was a strong and amazing person who will be remembered by her warm and giving personality. Survivors include her devoted and loving life partner, William Ratliff, Sr. of Gilford, one son, Michael Taylor Neuner, of Gilford, N.H.; one daughter, Kirsti Cullen, of Tilton, NH.; two brothers, Kelly Neuner and his wife Heather; two nephews, Christopher and
Nicholas, all of Alexandria, VA; brother, Paul Neuner and his partner Michelle Kight of Florida and niece, Valynn Lage, of Michigan; an aunt, Ann Moren, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and cousins, James and Julia Moran. Lisa also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins in Germany and the United Kingdom. Lisa was predeceased by her father, Conrad Neuner, her mother, Sylvia Teeter and her brother, Michael David Neuner. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at 4PM on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia with the Reverend Henry M. Frost officiating. Lisa will be interred with her father at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a later date. Flowers would be appreciated. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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MOULTONBOROUGH — Wilfred E. Miller, 71, of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, died peacefully on October 26 after a loving visit with his family. His final words, expressing thanks and love, echoed his deep desire to remain connected to family and friends. Will was born January 24, 1941, in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of the late Ruth Miller. He was the second oldest of 4 children. He grew up in Glastonbury Ct. Will had just celebrated his 49th Anniversary on October 12th, to his “Golden Goddess”, Sharon L Miller. Will had a keen mind for detail and attended Hartford Tech where he studied to be an electrician. While living in the Vernon/Bolton area, he worked for Southern New England Telephone for 34 years and enjoyed every day of it. Will was an extremely loyal and valued employee who was able to retire early and relocate to New Hampshire in order to pursue a new chapter in his life. In New Hampshire, Will enjoyed spending time on the golf course, games of pool with friends, watching college basketball and moments with his grandchildren. During these years he made many new and close friends. Will was a member of The National Guard, The
Elks Club, Telephone Pioneers Club, and was active in The Suissevale Board of Directors. He was most proud of raising and providing for a wonderful family. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Miller of Moultonborough, daughter and son-inlaw, Rebecca Miller and Matthew Dix of Chilmark, MA; daughter, Michele Dupon, of Oak Bluffs, MA; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Aimy Miller, of Tolland, CT; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Miller and Sara Kozinsky-Miller, of Atlanta, GA; brother, Robert Miller, of Coventry, Ct, and 8 wonderful grandchildren. Will was preceded in death by his brothers, David, Timothy, and Dennis Miller. Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104) Meredith, on Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Donations in Will’s memory may be made in gratitude to the Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 (www.centralvna.org). Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Will’s Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Gerhard R. ‘Jerry’ Hassler, 84 GILFORD — Gerhard “Jerry” Robert Hassler, 84, of Gilford, died at Laconia Rehabilitation Center-Genesis on Friday, October 26, 2012. Mr. Hassler was born September 7, 1928 in Austria, the son of the late Luisa Born. He was a long time resident of Framingham, Mass. before moving to Gilford. He had been employed as a travel agent for Crimson Travel for twenty-five years. Mr. Hassler was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Belmont. Mr. Hassler traveled extensively around the world and spoke seven languages. He was an avid sports enthusiast and played professional hockey.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Lucy Hassler, of Belmont, two sons, Rick Hassler and his wife, Jolie, of Gilford, N.H. and Gary Hassler and his wife, Karen, of Switzerland; seven grandchildren, Danielle, RJ, Mike, Mark, Max, Nick and Janelle. There will be no calling hours. A prayer service will be held on Sunday November 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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Clarification: House candidate Tim Lang supports education tax credits Clarifying a portion of a report on the October 19 Candidiates Night forum at the Old Town Hall in Sanbornton, House District 2 Candidate Tim Lang of Sanbornton said he supports the law that now allows private businesses to make donations to non-
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DEBATE from page one that made it relatively easy to reschedule,” said Daily Sun editor and president Ed Engler. “We appreciate both Josh and Andrew working with us to fit this in with so few days remaining before the Nov. 6 election — not to mention the folks at the Belknap Mill Society.” No questions for the two candidates will be taken from the floor, but voters attending the forum will be afforded the opportunity to submit written questions that would like each man to answer. Writing
materials will be provided. Laconia has not had one of its own residents serve in the 24-member Senate for over one-half century but that will change with the election of either the Democrat Hosmer or the Republican Youssef. Neither man has ever held elected office before. Hosmer is general manager of AutoServ Nissan in Tilton. Youssef owns the Same Day Computer store in Laconia and has franchised like stores in a number of other New Hampshire communities.
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LHS’s ‘Sami’ Hicks adds NHIAA Division III cross country title to list of accomplishments By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
MANCHESTER — Cross-country coach Andrew Mercer was already convinced that Samantha ‘Sami’ Hicks was one of the greatest runners if not the fastest ever to ever wear a Laconia Sachems uniform, if not the fastest ever. On Saturday, she won the NHIAA Cross-Country Division III Meet, giving her coach another piece of evidence to support his assertion. Hicks easily won the Division III Cross-Country Championship, completing the five kilometer course at Derryfield Park in Manchester in a time of 19 minutes, 38 seconds. “Sami” Hicks, shown here at left, celebrates with teammates Katelyn Bailey and Amber Gilbert at the NHIAA cross country state meet, held in Manchester. Hicks was the fastest runner in Division III and Her closest competi- will run in the Meet of Champions on Saturday. (Courtesy photo) tor was Emily Calder of Hopkinton, who crossed the finish line 18 seconds The Division III title is only the latest feather in behind Hicks. Hicks’s cap. In 2010, she was the national champion This coming weekend, Hicks will face faster comin the Junior Olympic, Intermediate Division. Also petition in the Meet of Champions, held at Nashua in 2010, Hicks set a school record and earned fourth South High School, where the top finishers of all place with a 18:17 time at the Meet of Champions. three divisions will race against each other. There, In 2011, a year when Hicks was plagued with an she’ll be tested against Elizabeth Conway, of Maninjury, she won the Manchester Invitational, a race chester Central, who finished the Derryfield course for runners in small schools. in 18:45 to be the Division I champion, and DiviMercer said that Hicks, now a senior, is beginsion II champ Hanna Parker of Coe-Brown, who ran ning to see if she can use her running skills to help 18:58. secure a post-secondary education. A strong run at Mercer isn’t worried about Hicks’s time on Saturthe Meet of Champions would do just that. “She’s day as compared to the other divisions, though. He going to have to continue to do well, continue to wow said Hicks, per his instruction, was pacing herself people,” he said. “I could definitely see her receivrelative to her Division III competitors, rather than ing some form of scholarship. She’s a great athlete, attempting to set a personal best time. A week prior, a great person.” at a race at Kingswood High School, Mercer noted, Mercer attributed Hicks’s success to the positive Hicks posted a time of 18:54. yet fiercely competitive attitude she brings to any Entering the divisional championship, Mercer contest, whether it’s a state-wide meet or a friendly said, their strategy was, “Let’s be cautious, let’s go game played at practice. “She’s a gamer. It doesn’t through the first mile and see where we are.” They matter if we’re running in a workout, playing ultididn’t even have to wait that long. By the first halfmate Frisbee or this game called ‘Ninja’ — it doesn’t mile, Hicks had steadily built a 25-meter lead, leadmatter what Sam’s doing, Sam want’s to be the ing her coach to urge her to run a “comfortable and best... She has this internal drive. You can’t coach relaxed” run. “There were multiple times during the that,” said Mercer. “Sam has something that not a race that I told her to slow down,” said Mercer. lot of runners have.”
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Oct. 30, the 304th day of 2012. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 1912, Vice President James S. Sherman, running for a second term of office with President William Howard Taft, died six days before Election Day. (Sherman was replaced with Nicholas Murray Butler, but Taft, the Republican candidate, ended up losing in an Electoral College landslide to Democrat Woodrow Wilson.) On this date: In 1735, the second president of the United States, John Adams, was born in Braintree, Mass. In 1893, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to repealing the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890. In 1921, the silent film classic “The Sheik,” starring Rudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles. In 1938, the radio play “The War of the Worlds,” starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS. In 1944, the Martha Graham ballet “Appalachian Spring,” with music by Aaron Copland, premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with Graham in a leading role. In 1945, the U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing, effective at midnight. In 1953, Gen. George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Albert Schweitzer received the Peace Prize for 1952. In 1961, the Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb, the “Tsar Bomba,” with a force estimated at about 50 megatons. The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved a resolution ordering the removal of Josef Stalin’s body from Lenin’s tomb. In 1972, 45 people were killed when an Illinois Central Gulf commuter train was struck from behind by another train in Chicago’s South Side. In 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (zah-EER’), known as the “Rumble in the Jungle,” to regain his world heavyweight title. In 1985, schoolteacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe witnessed the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, the same craft that carried her and six other crew members to their deaths in January 1986. One year ago: Britian’s Sunday Telegraph published an interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who warned that a western intervention in Syria would lead to an “earthquake” that “would burn the whole region.” Today’s Birthdays: Actor Dick Gautier is 75. Movie director Claude Lelouch is 75. Actor Ed Lauter is 74. Rock singer Grace Slick is 73. Songwriter Eddie Holland is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (The Temptations) is 71. Actor Henry Winkler is 67. Rock musician Chris Slade (Asia) is 66. Country/rock musician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 65. Actor Leon Rippy is 63. Actor Harry Hamlin is 61. Actor Charles Martin Smith is 59. Country singer T. Graham Brown is 58. Actor Kevin Pollak is 55. Actor Michael Beach is 49. Rock singer-musician Gavin Rossdale (Bush) is 45. Actor Jack Plotnick is 44. Comedian Ben Bailey is 42. Actress Nia Long is 42. Country singer Kassidy Osborn is 36. Actor Gael Garcia Bernal is 34. Actor Matthew Morrison is 34. Actor Shaun Sipos is 31. Actress Janel Parrish is 24. Actor Tequan Richmond is 20.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS American Red Cross Blood Drive. Noon to 5 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s Church in Belmont. For more informaiton call 1-800-733-2767. Annette M. Holba discusses the 1892 Lizzie Borden murder case that stirred the curiosity of people across the nation. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be served. YA Book Group featuring the book “Anna Dressed in Blood” by Kendare Blake. 4 p.m. at the Hall Memorial Library. Empty Bowls Banquet to support local charities held at the Laconia Middle School. 6-7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The 7th grade Integrated Arts students made the clay bowls and Tavern 27 is donating the soup and bread. Clay bowls go home with whoever makes a reservation, donation, and attends the event. To make a reservation call 524-4632 x2334. Lakes Region Chamber Business After Hours hosted by Cross Insurance of Laconia. 4-6 p.m. at its location at 155 Court Street. Raffle prizes, giveaways, beverages and hearty hors d’oeuvres available. For more information call 524-2425 or visit www.crossangency.com/Laconia. The Lakes Region Camera Club meets at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 25 in Meredith, NH at 7:30 p.m. Persons of any experience level are welcomed. For more information visit our website at www.lrcameraclub. com or call Phyllis Meinke at 340-2359 Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Test Prep 101 for High School Juniors & Seniors. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 Gilford Public Library Events. Check – Out – An – Expert!, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Annual Halloween Parade and Party 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monthly meeting of the Laconia High School Class of 1948. Noon at Shiloh’s Restaurant at 504 Laconia Road (Rte. 3) in Tilton. All are welcome. Complimentary hamburgers, hot dogs and hot cider will be served while you and your family are out trick-ortreating in Meredith. 5 to 7 p.m. at DAK Financial’s “soon to be” new location on Rte. 3, next to Cumberland Farms. “We want to take this opportunity to support the Meredith community,” said DAK Financial’s Dave Kutcher. “We look forward to seeing you!” Halloween Celebration hosted by Sheperd’s Hut Market at Ramblin’ Vewe Sheep Farm. 3-5 p.m. at the farm located at 637 Morrill Street in Gilford. Donations for the local food banks requested. Visitors invited to enjoy cider and treats and show off their costumes. Friends of the Meredith Library meeting featuring guest speaker Victoria Lang, Director of the Holderness Library. 3 p.m. in the Function room at the library in Meredith. Talk will discuss her experience in the African Libraries of Botswana. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 279-1206 or email email@example.com. Free mid-day mediation. 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. at Wild Women’s Studio located at 70 Church Street in Laconia. Historical Haunted House Tour with its Ghost Hunters at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost of tour is a $5 donation. Tickets limited. For more information or to reserve a ticket call 455-5350. 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.
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Dear Annie: I was with my ex-husband for 18 years before I divorced him. We have three children, and he hasn’t been the best father or husband. Lately, however, he has been nice and comes around to visit the kids. I appreciate the fact that he is doing this, but he is now saying things to me that make me uncomfortable. He slept on my couch a couple of nights because he stayed late with the kids when I was out. But now he is coming every day and staying over every night. We often end up sleeping together. I told him to stop coming around with the expectation that we are getting back together, because we are not. But he refuses to listen, and now he has asked me to marry him again. He won’t take “no” for an answer. What should I do? -- Think I’ve Been Too Nice Dear Think: For starters, stop sleeping with him. By allowing him to spend the night in your bed, you are leading him on, encouraging him to believe there is hope. If you are serious about keeping him as an ex-husband, you must put an end to the couch sleepovers. When you return home, insist that he leave the premises. If you don’t have the backbone for that, drop the kids at his place instead of letting him come to yours. Or hire a babysitter. You are creating this problem. You can stop it. Dear Annie: How do you handle someone who constantly interrupts? She always knows more about the story and makes me feel inadequate. She’s loud, abrasive and obnoxious. We had a good group of friends, and this person ingratiated herself into our clique. Only one of the other women likes her, but it’s enough to keep her around. I’d love to put her
in her place, but don’t want to cause a rift with my friends. -- Annoyed Dear Annoyed: Does she do this with everyone, or only you? If it’s just you, it could be that you take a long time to get to the point, or you monopolize conversations more than you realize. However, if she does it to everyone, you can say, “I’m sure you have something to add, but I’d appreciate it if you would let me finish first.” Many people who interrupt do not realize they are doing it and need to be reminded, nicely, when they overstep. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Bring Back Wedding Etiquette,” who thought it was tacky that the bridal couple requested that guests contribute to their honeymoon. My son and his fiance also set up a website for guests to contribute to certain categories of their honeymoon expenses. They did this because they reside in a foreign country, but the wedding ceremony is in the U.S. They cannot carry gifts back with them, nor do they have a place here to store them. They are making the suggestion that if people want to give them a wedding gift, they can donate online. It may seem tacky to some, but they came up with the fund in order to be helpful. It is in no way meant to coerce anyone into paying for their honeymoon. People should consider the circumstances of the couple involved before they criticize. -Proud Mom of a Considerate Couple Dear Proud: Couples who live overseas, particularly those stationed in the military, are given dispensation to request monetary gifts because otherwise it becomes complicated, if not downright impossible, to give presents. However, honeymoon websites are deliberately specific categories, and when those are the only options available, it seems like pressure even if that is not the intent.
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Sporting Auction by Dave Cross Fri., Nov. 2 @6 PM Preview 4 pm Leavitt Park, 334 Elm St., Laconia, NH 29 guns-6 Winchester, FN Browning shotgun, Marlin 336 SC, many knives-Kabar, Marbles, Jean Case, Russell, etc., Native American-pipe tomahawk, Eye dazzler rug, war club, taxidermy-bobcat, balck Bear rug, 3 deer heads, 3 fish mounts, 7 pr. snowshoes, Several NH plates including rare Mt. Washington steamship, Fishing-5 bamboo rods- Orvis Battenkill, 2 S bend, Orvis & Hardy reels, 2 marbles axes, 300 lots
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2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: great condition, many aftermarket upgrades, 225K highway miles, $14,000. Call 387-4089 2004 Toyota Corolla S- Power windows/moon roof/locks, 5 speed manual, 184K, $4,500. 581-9011 ONE owner 2005 Subaru Outback wagon. Automatic, loaded, 37,000 original miles, mint condition, $12,500. (603)986-2771. 2005 Toyota Camry 4 cyl excellent condition 4 snows on wheels inlcuded 32 mpg 106K miles $8,200. 603-661-9519 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. FOR Sale 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo 4 x 4, V6 engine, 107K original miles, leather, power everything, great condition and great winter car. $2800 or BO 603-765-3835
Snow tires: 4 205/55/16 Nokian Hakkapelitta R, 50% tread. Only $200. Call 387-4089
BOATS 1996 37ft Mainship Motor YachtGreat condition, under 500 hours, sleeps 6-8. $65,000. Jack
MUSICIANS Wanted: Looking for different types of musicians to play a solo or duo, 1/2 hr set, at Leavitt Park Arts & Crafts Show, December 9th. Great networking opportunity! For more info., call Studio 23 @ 527-8980, (Limited spots available).
For Rent 1-BEDROOM, 1ST FLOOR
Clean ~ Newly Renovated Lakeport Convenience Heat & Hot Water Included Section 8 Approved $700/Month
Call 387-2600 2 1 BR apartments, 1st and 2nd floor. 1 available now $600/mo., 2nd floor available Dec. 1st $615/mo.. 2 BR 1st floor with deck available Dec. 1. $675/mo. Call Kevin 968-5509. Alton- Unfurnished home. 6-years young 2-3 bedrooms, fully applianced w/washer/dryer, eat-in kitchen, jacuzzi garden tub. Garage, ceramic tile kitchen & bath, farmers porch. 1st & security, $1,285/Month. Steve 401-241-4906 ALTON/GILFORD Line 2BR Cottage w/3-season Porch, $220-235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $240-260/week +utilities. Beach access. 603-365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly renovated. $700/month, includes
1.5 Bedrooms Sunny, bright, 2nd floor apt. with hardwood floors and covered porch. $850/month, includes heat & hot water. Call 455-5253 for details. LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA 2 Bedroom House. Good neighborhood, easy walk to downtown & Lake Winnisquam. New bath, kitchen, windows, insulation. Oil Heat & Hot Water. No smokers-No pets. 1-year lease. $1,100/Month + utilities. 630-1438 LACONIA 3 bedroom w/d hook-up no pets no smoking 2nd and 3rd floor $850. 603-387-6810.
For Rent LACONIA APARTMENT 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. Paugus Bay View No Pets $950/Month + Utilities. 1 Year lease & references required. Available Dec. 1st.
630-2883 LACONIA Downtown, 7 room house, 3BR, 2 bath, full cellar, stove, refig, d/w, w/d hookup, 2 car offstreet parking. $1050 /month plus util, refs, security. 524-0133 LACONIA Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment. All rooms newly painted, new carpeting, newly tiled kitchen floor with washer. $1,100/Month + utilities. 1 month security deposit and lease required. Available now. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA Messer St. 3 bedroom $210/Week, heat included. 2 bedroom $190/Week + utilities. 1 bedroom $170/Week, heat included. $600 security. 832-3735 or 524-7793 LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $995/month. 603-630-4153. LACONIA- 2-bedroom 2-bath on quiet dead-end street. $975/Month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets. LACONIA- 9 room 3 bedroom 2 bath. Oil heat-$1,300/Month, utilities not included. No pets/No smoking. Credit check/references. 603-528-7897 Agent Interest LACONIA- Beautiful, large 1 bedroom in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Walk to downtown & beaches, 2 porches, fireplace, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Heat/hot water included. $950/Month. 528-6885 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA-1 bedroom $150/Week, includes heat & hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
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For Rent LACONIA: Condo for Rent Updated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $900 per Month No Smoking – No Pets 1 Year Lease
LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor. heat & hot water included. $150/week. 832-1639 LOUDON RIDGE House for rent, needs complete interior work. Use your expert carpentry skills to restore house and Rent at low cost, while you make inprovements. Owner will pay for materials you pay utilities. References and background check required. 267-8880 MEREDITH Room for Rent- Quiet, beautiful home. Laundry, kitchen, cable TV, porch. $125/Week. 603-689-8683 MOULTONBOROUGH 1 bedroom cottage, large private lot, dog negotiable, no smoking, $700 plus utilities. (603)476-8450.
2 - like new studded snow tires on Ford Explorer rims P235/70R16. $195/ obo. 603-364-2141
LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.
2 new Formica beveled-edged countertops, approx 2 ft by 5 ft. $35 each. 937-0291 2002 Arctic Cat ATV- 300 CC, 4x4 w/plow. Only 780 miles, $1,650. Diamond plate truck tool box $85. 603-387-6969 2012 gooseneck or 5th wheel deckover trailer, 8.5ft. x 19.5ft., 6 ton $3200 w/title. 603-393-1577 4 Pairs Cross Country Skis- Size 9 1/2 boots, size 8 boots, $25 for a package. 455-6296 ALL aluminum portable wheelchair ramp. Still in box, never used. Original price $750, looking for $650. or best offer. 524-3472 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. AUTOMIC Shape Skis, Atomic boots size 10, poles, ski bag, $275. 455-6296
“NEVER pay another heating bill.” Heatmor stainless steel outdoor wood and pellet furnaces. Financing available. Call Chuck at 493-4181 www.heatmor.com NEW Exercise Equipment in original cartons: Golds Gym- Professional quality- 7 exercise stations, paid $850, sell $350. Body by Jake - Abs & Back $60. Guthy-Renker Fitness Power Rider $75. (407)239-6592. PUB table with leaf & 8 high-back bar stools. Like new condition. $700/or best offer. 978-807-1450
BANQUET Stacked Chairs: 125 available, $15 each or best offer; Oversized livingroom armchairs, $25 each. Call Larry, 387-7427.
RUGER M77-30-06 bolt action rifle, blued barrel, laminated walnut stock, Leopold 3-9 scope, brand new condition with 7 boxes of ammo, $600. call 293-2026
CRATE: Doskocil Wire Kennel for pet up to 30lbs .... paid $45, asking $30. Used only 6 wks while training growing puppy. No accidents in crate. 455-3686.
SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Evening & weekend deliveries welcome. BENJAMIN OIL, LLC . 603-731-5980
MOULTONBOROUGH: Studio, $625/ month or pay weekly. Includes heat, hot water, electricity. On-site laundry. Security & references required. No pets. 253-8863 or 393-8245.
DRIVEWAY sander, Curtis Fast Cast 2000. Fits 2x2 receiver. Used once. $850. (603)387-8712.
NEW Hampton- Cozy 2 bedroom house located off exit 23 off I-93. Washer/dryer, storage. No smoking, Pets considered. $800/Month, no utilities included. 603-279-4550
Elegant dining room table with 6 chairs and two leafs. Matching hutch, lots of beautiful detail. Doesnt fit my new home. $1,050. 455-3717
DRY Seasoned cord wood. $210, U-Pick up. Meredith 455-6296
FARM FRESH EGGS DAILY138 Durrell Mountain Rd. Belmont. 1/2 mile on the right. FIREARMS-Dan Wesson 44 Mag. revolver $700. Remington 30-O6 semi-automatic. $450. Both in excellent shape! Must see! Call Mario 603-714-5995
NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, includes basement. $220/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.
moving sale: futon couch-metal frame $50. Table saw–protech 4002 $75. Lawnmower-Murray 4.5hp briggs/stratton $40. Snowblower-Ariens 7hp 24 ” $140. Coffee table-glass top painted bamboo $40. Patio chairs-4 metal w/cushions, $40. Lawn chairs-2 metal w/pads $30. Butler table-vintage french prov.-$75. Photos: email firstname.lastname@example.org
SNOW TIRES 4 General Altimax Arctic 215/45/R17 Used one season. $450.00 call 455-3794 SPINNER bike with 4 DVDs $200. AB Circle-Pro with DVD $100. Very good condition, 630-0661 TREE Stand- Summit Viper climbing. New $100. Harness, used once new, $279 selling $100. Pair of new Cabellas camo muck boots size 10-Med. 800 grams Thinsulate, $50. Call Paul 366-2809 Trex 4500 Mountain Bike $100. 13ft. ocean kayak w/two dry wells $125. Call 561-629-4979
FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green and seasoned. Call 286-4946
Winnie the Pooh Lampshade, $10. (2) Winnie the Pooh pillowcases and small fleece blanket, $5 (all). 455-3686.
FIREWOODDry, cut, split, delivered. $270 per cord. 520-8851
WOODSPLITTER, TRACTOR mounted, 3 Point hitch PTO operated. Splits 24". American Brand Come see it operate. $1500. or best offer. Sears push type snow blower electric start, works fine. $150. or best offer. Jack. 603-279-4655
FIREWOOD- Green & Seasoned. Full cords. Over 20 years in business. Tree Service also Available. Insured. 603-279-7354
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. NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.
Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.
Help Wanted TILTON AREA: ADMIN. ASSISTANT with experience in bookkeeping and customer relations. Positive attitude, flexible schedule and computer skills a must. Send r e s u m e t o email@example.com.
AUTO TECHNICIAN for busy shop Must have state inspection license. ASE certification helpful, but not neccesary. Alignment experience a plus. Need to be able to work independently. Must have own tools. Holiday and vacation pay.
Send resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX H 1127 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246 AUTO TECHNICIAN NEEDED For small, well-respected, family owned facility in Laconia. Must have min ASE technician certification and/or Associates degree. Drug testing required. Submit resume in person or mail to:
Neils Laconia Garage 200 S. Main St. Laconia, NH 03246 Full-time Experienced Line Cook Weekends a must Apply in person
Main Street Station 105 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 536-7577
Futon, Good condition, $40. Outdoor swing with canopy $50. 455-8521 GREEN FIREWOOD- Cut, not split $140/cord; Cut & split $185/cord. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416.
AVAILABLE NOV. 5TH Section 8 welcome. 3 bedroom on route 106, Laconia, N.H. Parking, garage, large yard, $1,200/mo. includes utilities. 528-2227 TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, or upstairs larger unit. $630/Month, heat/hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. 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.
For Sale 2 Dryers for sale. Maytag, working
HALLOWEEN Costumes: All used once & in excellent condition ... Size 3T-4T Girls Vampire Dress, $5; Size 4-6 Girls 1/2 Angel, 1/2 Devil with added tights and pitchfork, $10; Size 7-8 Girls Playful Kitty with added make-up for whiskers, $10; Size 7-10 Girls Busy Bee, $10. 455-3686. HOMELITE XL portable winch $300, Echo SRM 2300 Grass Trimmer $50, 30 gallon fuel tank w/hand pump $75, 2 ton floor jack $50. 1-inch electric drill $45. 524-4445 IVER Johnson!s 16 ga. singleshot shotgun w/ammo $100/OBO. JC Higgins 12 ga. Model 20 pump shotgun w/ammo. New condition, $125. Pro Form redundant exercise bike. New condition, $125/OBO. 524-5922 LADDERS: Aluminum, several different sizes. Please call for info. 455-1533.
Beautiful, organic, screened loam. $15/yard. Call
TOWN OF NORTHFIELD TRUCK DRIVER/HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
The town of Northfield seeks an experienced team player to fill a Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator vacancy in the Highway Department. Responsibilities include the operation of vehicles and equipment used in public works projects, and manual labor incidental construction and maintenance projects. A position description with a list of job requirements and application instructions is available at Northfield Town Hall and at http://www.northfieldnh.org. The Town of Northfield is an equal opportunity employer
CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED NOW
EXPERIENCED HVAC&R TECHNICIANS
Must be energetic and have good work ethic. Full time positions, start immediately.
For Laconia Based company. Send Resume To: cool4u@ wickedcoolrefrigeration.com
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED (Training Provided) Learn how to secure your future in a great new career!
Must be 18+ with Reliable Transportation Offering Sign On Bonus and Management Roles Within 60 Days!
DIESEL MECHANIC Winnipesaukee Truck Parts & Repair has an immediate opening for a full time diesel mechanic. Must have own tools and at least 3 years experience in the diesel industry. E-mail resume to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person at Winnipesaukee Truck Parts & Repair 284 Laconia Road (Route 106) Belmont
LACONIA AREA FULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST Duties include handling of phones, filing, data entry. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. 1-2 years of experience necessary. Send Resume to: Laconia Daily Sun Box K 1127 Union Ave. #1 Laconia, NH 03246
SCALE OPERATOR FULL TIME The City of Laconia is seeking an individual to perform weighing and administrative requirements associated with scale operations at the Laconia Transfer Station, and to provide courteous and professional assistance to customers. Basic computer skills and Weigh-Master Licensing and Solid Waste Certification from the State of New Hampshire, or the ability to attain, are required. Work hours are generally 9.5 per day, Monday through Friday and 5 hours on Saturday, and some holidays. Position description and City application forms are available in the Finance Office or at: www.city.laconia.nh.us under Personnel/Employment. Salary Range: $11.43 - $15.06 Application forms are available in the Finance Office, Laconia City Hall, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, New Hampshire, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 14, 2012. EOE/ADA
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 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.
Story time at the Hall Memorial Library. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 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.
DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121 FALL Yard Work- Leaf clean-up & removal, mowing and general yard maintenance. Call Mike or Alan, 860-519-2523 Leave Message
SNOW PLOWING: Commercial, residential, Meredith & surrounding towns. Insured. 998-5339.
Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 HOCKEY TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! The Laconia Leafs JR Hockey team is searching for volunteers the 2012-13 season. Experience not needed, training & all equipment provided. Positions needed: Public address announcer, music (DJ), and videographer. For More info contact: Coach Will Fay #581-7008
START A CAREER NOT JUST ANOTHER JOB Rent One Plus, a locally owned company serving NH for 25+ years has openings for ROUTE MANAGERS. The Route Manager's primary job responsibility is to deliver, service, and pick up merchandise as assigned by the Store Manager and/or Assistant Manager. We offer: 5 day work week (no Sundays), Paid Vacations, Paid Sick time, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, 401(k). Find out why "We're Number 1 in Rent to Own” Apply @ Rent One Plus, 532 Main Street, Laconia, rentoneplus.com NH 03246. Fax: 603-645-5210 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: email@example.com
TILE DESIGN Tile & Marble
LINECOOK: FT/PT at Water Street Cafe. Apply in person. See Ted, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Will train the right person. TECHNICIANS WANTED Tilton QuickLane has immediate openings for technicians. Busy shop, open 7 days. ASE certification helpful but not necessary, limited experience considered. Apply in person at AutoServ of Tilton - QuickLane 40 E. Main St or email resumes to jobs@AutoServNH.com
POLICE OFFICER Town of Gilmanton The Town of Gilmanton is now hiring qualified applicants for the position of POLICE OFFICER. Pay commensurate with job specific experience. Applicants must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen, posses a valid NH drivers license at time of hire, have no felony, misdemeanor or domestic violence convictions and an honorable discharge if a veteran. Preference is given to Certified New Hampshire Officers. Send resume and letter of intent to:
Chief Joseph Collins Gilmanton Police Department PO Box 190 Gilmanton, NH 03237 Closing Date: 4:00pm on November 2, 2012 An Equal Opportunity Employer
25 Years of Experience References, Insured
10+ Years Experience
TREE WORK: Serving the Lakes Region, insured. 998-5339.
Home Improvements TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235
Lost MENS gold wedding band with diamond chips. REWARD 524-4002 MISSING Tiger Cat @ 2wks: Cece or Cece Jones. From "south end" of Laconia 1 1/2 yrs. old & @ 3-4 lbs. She's my 5 year old son's kitty. Contact Jen: 581-5294 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“WE’RE HIRING” Call your local Recruiter! SFC Michael Sullivan (603)731-5505
Installation & Repair Carpentry & Decks Bathroom Remodeling
AMYS CLEANING & DOMESTIC SERVICES
WEEKLY TRASH PICKUP
CHAIR CANING/CLASSES. Shop located at 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603.393.6451
$45/Month (6) 30-Gallon bags per week
2007 Harley Davidson Nightster XL 1200 N. Olive green & black. 3400 miles, excellent condition. $6,200. 528-1987
METAL ROOFS 25% SAVINGS ON FALL CLEARANCE
2007 Honda Scooter 49cc- No Motorcycle license required. 750 miles. Mint condition/must sell. $900. 387-9342
Asphalt roofs, vinyl siding w/ insulation. Vinyl replacement windows. Alstate Siding & Roofing since 1971. (603)733-5034, (207)631-5518.
Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
393-5507 PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
Real Estate Flip this house: 3 bedroom, 1-bath, living room, dining room. Needs TLC. A block from downtown Laconia. Assessed at $130K, asking $69,500. Principals only, sold as is. Call 603-581-6710
WINDOW CLEANING $10 PER WINDOW INSIDE & OUT NOW OFFERING HOUSE CLEANING 25 YRS. OF SERVICE!
Recreation Vehicles 2008 650 Can Am Outlander XTLow miles, like new, $5,000. 393-6793
BUSINESS Telephone Systems Sales, Repairs Data & Voice Cabling. 20 Years in Business
cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed 603-356-4759 basementauthoritiesnh.com.
Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!
528-3531 Major credit cards accepted CUSTOM STONEWORK: Walls, patios, granite, ponds and waterfalls. Free Estimates, insured 998-5339. FALL Clean-Up: Two men looking
STEVE!S LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARD WORK For all your yard needs and tree
Storage Space INDOOR Winter Storage: Cars, bikes, small boats. Competitive rate, limited space. Route 106,
All New England Choral Festival at PSU Nov. 1
PLYMOUTH — More than 200 high school students from 50 New England high schools will sing their hearts out November 1 at 7 p.m. at Plymouth State University. The students will join the University Chorale and the PSU Chamber Singers, participating in the 35th Annual All New England Choral Festival, directed by PSU Professor Dan Perkins, conductor and artistic director of the festival. The concert in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center culminates weeks of advance preparation and a full day of rehearsals for the students and workshops for their teachers. The Dover High School choir, directed by Robert Finch, will be featured on the program. This year’s theme is “Villages of the Earth,” for which the choirs will be singing in Chinese, Latin, Spanish and Hebrew, as well as performing some works in English that focus on the global community. Three University Chorale members from Hong Kong have assisted on the Chinese pieces. The centerpiece of the concert will be “Villages of the Earth,” a three-movement work by American
composer Janika Vandervelde. Poetry for this work was composed by peace activist Meridel le Seur and encourages listeners to “...let us seek each other in the villages of the earth.” Director Perkins says students have enjoyed discussing the relevance of this poetry while viewing world news and events. The culminating work on the program will be “Shed a Little Light” by James Taylor. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu. The PSUChamber Singers, an ensemble of 16-24 voices open to all PSU students by audition, performs music of all periods and styles in concerts both on and off campus. The ensemble has performed in England, South Africa, Vietnam, Italy, Canada, the American Southwest, and throughout New England and the East Coast. The University Chorale is a 70-80 voice ensemble open to all PSU students. The ensemble performs works from all periods and styles, often in collaboration with other New Hampshire choirs and orchestras.
Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks at Pitman’s Thursday
LACONIA — The Live Thursday Night Music Series at Pitman’s Freight Room will present Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks Thursday, November 1 at 8 p.m. Admission to the BYOB event is $10. Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks unites veteran musicians Nick David (a.k.a. Mr. Nick), “Lonely” Gus Carlson, Teddy B. (Bukowski) and Rick Rousseau for one of the region’s most formidable live outfits in any genre. But their hearts belong to blues. Real blues. They play elegant, stomping and swinging classics like Little Walter’s “Mellow Down Easy,” Howlin’ Wolf’s “300 Pounds of Joy” and Wynonie Harris’
“Good Morning Judge.” Their bag of originals is a mix of rhumbas, jump blues, and boogies they’re developing for a debut album and currently taking to legions of fans in New England on their way to stages throughout the US and abroad. “This band is a killer outfit,” says David. And that’s the truth. Everything comes together when they play: their deep mutual understanding and knowledge of blues, their originality and depth as players, and the band’s ability to put on a great show that brings people to their feet. It’s a blend that wins new converts wherever the perform. Call 603-527-0043, 603-494-3334 orcheck out pitmansfreightroom.com
MEREDITH — DAK Financial Group is inviting the community to visit its “soon to be” new location on Route 3, next to Cumberland Farms, for a “JackO-Lantern BBQ” on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Complimentary hamburgers, hot dogs and hot
cider will be served while you and your family are out trick-or-treating, from 5 to 7 pm. “We want to take this opportunity to support the Meredith community,” said DAK Financial’s Dave Kutcher. “We look forward to seeing you!”
DAK Financial hosting free ‘Jack-O-Lantern BBQ’ at its new Meredith location on Wednesday Gunstock Ski Club’s Ski & Snowboard Sale on Saturday
GILFORD — Gunstock Ski Club is holding its annual ski & snowboard sale again this year at Gunstock Mountain Resort on Saturday, November 3. Over a million dollars of inventory spread over three floors from 14 local area ski shops will be offered. Experts will be at the sale to help people get booted and suited for the winter. In addition to alpine racing skis, twin tips, snowboards, boots, helmets, poles, the sale includes hats, mittens, jackets,
x-country skis, snowshoes, hockey skates and gear, figure skates, and more. Consignment drop off for a small fee is available on Friday, Nov 4 from 4-8 p.m. Gunstock Mountain Resort has generously donated a PRIME 2012/2013 season pass for one lucky raffle ticket holder. Go to GunstockSkiClub.com for more information or call Ruth at 603-528-5553.
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The St. James Church Ladies Guild annual Snowﬂake Village Fair will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature a variety of handmade crafts, new to you items, baked goods, books and plants will be available for sale. (Courtesy photo)
Annual Snowﬂake Village Fair at St. James Church on Saturday
LACONIA — The Ladies Guild of St. James Church has announced that their annual Snowflake Village Fair will take place in the Church Parish Hall, on November 3, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Items for sale at this always happy event include many “new to you” items, a wide selection of house plants and books, a wide selection of handmade craft items, and a nice variety of tasty home made baked goods. The traditional Snowflake Village luncheon of turkey and stuffing on a biscuit, with gravy, a vegetable, homemade cranberry relish, a delicious apple crisp desert and a beverage, will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Always a highlight of the Fair will be this year’s Raffle. Items in the raffle include 100 gallons of heating oil, contributed by Stafford Oil Co., a handcrafted mohair Teddy Bear with jointed limbs and glass eyes, made and donated by Betty Lacroix, a variety of Gift Certificates to local restaurants, and a beautiful, framed, needlework piece made and contributed by Judy Farr. Tickets may be purchased from members of the St. James Church Ladies Guild or at any time during the Fair up until the drawings which will take place at 2 p.m.in the Parish Hall. There is no charge for admission and parking is available in the church parking lot or across the street. A handicap accessible ramp leads from the rear parking lot into the Church parish hall.
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Annual Thanksgiving Baskets
Another year has gone by with Thanksgiving right around the corner. It is time to start thinking about the food baskets for the families in need of Alton. Donations would be gratefully accepted in the form of cash, check or money orders. Make donations payable to “Operation Blessings”. You may drop off your contribution at the Town Hall to Paulette Wentworth or mailed to Town Hall, P.O. Box 659, Alton, NH 03809. Canned good donations can be dropped off at the Town Hall between 8AM and 4:30PM on or before Friday, November 16, 2012. Please specify that they are for the “Operation Blessing” Project. If you are interested in helping distribute baskets, or can suggest the home of a shut-in or a needy family, please contact Paulette at 875-0203 between 8AM and 4:30PM.
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The Laconia Daily Sun, October 30, 2012