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State Senate candidates uncomfortable with ‘revenue’ questions By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — Three of the four candidates for the New Hampshire Senate in Districts 2 and 7 addressed a forum cohosted by the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association and the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation before close to 75 voters at the

Community Center last night. Jeanie Forrester of Meredith, the incumbent Republican in District 2, was paired with Bob Lamb of Holderness, her Democratic rival. Democrat Andrew Hosmer of Laconia, the Democrat running in District 7 appeared, but his Republican opponent, Joshua Youssef also of Laconia, did not.

The moderator, Jasen Stock, executive director of the Timberland Owners Association, limited the questioning to issues of natural resources and land management posed members of the two host organizations. Perhaps fittingly, the candidates were stumped by Charlie Niebling of Boscawen, the

owner of a timber lot, who asked “what new revenue sources are you willing to consider?” He prefaced his question by noting that with each round of austerity the state transfers costs to municipalities, which have no alternative other than to raise property taxes. The result, he explained, is an ever widensee senaTe page 17

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BELMONT — For the first time in modern times, Belmont will have two of its own representatives at the Statehouse. Running for Belknap County House District 6 — two Belmont-only seats — are Democrats George Condodemetraky and Ron Cormier and Republicans Charles Fink and Michael Sylvia. Condodemetraky owns his own engineering company and has lived in Belmont for nearly 40 years. In a phone interview yesterday, he said he supports public education and was not supportive of the reductions made to the New Hampshire university system by the current Legislature. He said he was born in New York to an immigrant family who came to America in 1931. “My parents were uneducated and they insisted my brother and I get educations,” he said. “I have been able to live the American Dream because of public education.” Condodemetraky is also against so-called Right to Work legislasee BeLMOnT page 10

Jerry Reardon of Collins Brook Road, Meredith, stands near his camper and 1975 Mercedes Benz which were crushed by a pine tree toppled by the wind from Hurricane Sandy late Monday afternoon. (Roger Amsden /for The Laconia Daily Sun)

Sandy’s winds send beloved auto to Mercedes graveyard By rOGer aMsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — Jerry Reardon could hear the cracking sound as large pine tree fell victim to wind from Hurricane Sandy Monday afternoon, followed by the sound of metal being crushed and knew that something that he wouldn’t be happy about had just happened. That was confirmed a few minutes later by his granddaughter, Mikalya, who went

up the driveway from his lakefront home on Lake Winnisquam to a parking area on Collins Brook Road and returned to tell him that a camper had been crushed and that the roof and windshield of his prize 1975 Merecedes Benz 280 were shattered. ‘’I had just rebuilt the carburetor and it was running great,’’ said Reardon, who had been advised yesterday by his insurance company that it wouldn’t cover the loss of the antique car.


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‘’I really loved it and would drive it a lot on weekends,’’ said Reardon, who said he had owned the car for 10 years and is now looking for a ‘’Mercedes graveyard’’ where he can sell it for parts. Reardon said that what is unusual about the wind that took out the tree about 5:30 Monday afternoon and left his home without power, possibly for several days, is that it’s the second time in three see MeRCedes page 17


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NEW YORK (AP) — A tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field. By Tuesday morning, charred foundations of from 80 to 100 buildings were left in the sand at Breezy Point, a coastal community on Jamaica Bay known for its marshland and shorebirds. Firefighters arrived at 11 p.m. Monday to find water chest-high in the streets, and used a boat to make rescues as orange flames engulfed home after home. The water and high winds whipping the coast from Sandy kept the blaze raging for several hours as firefighters hauled hoses while sloshing in ankle-high water. “We watched the whole place go up in flames. It was hell night. It was the devil’s night,” said resident Thomas Reicherter. see FIRE page 17

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Disarray & millions without power in Sandy’s wake PITTSBURGH (AP) — The most devastating storm in decades to hit the country’s most densely populated region upended man and nature as it rolled back the clock on 21st-century lives, cutting off modern communication and leaving millions without power Tuesday as thousands who fled their water-menaced homes wondered when — if — life would return to normal. A weakening Sandy, the hurricane turned fearsome superstorm, killed at least 50 people, many hit by falling trees, and still wasn’t finished. It inched inland across Pennsylvania, ready to bank toward western New York to dump more of its water and likely cause more havoc Tuesday night. Behind it: a dazed, inundated New York City, a waterlogged Atlantic Coast and a moonscape of disarray and debris — from unmoored shore-town boardwalks to submerged mass-transit systems to delicate presidential politics.

“Nature,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, assessing the damage to his city, “is an awful lot more powerful than we are.” More than 8.2 million households were without power in 17 states as far west as Michigan. Nearly 2 million of those were in New York, where large swaths of lower Manhattan lost electricity and entire streets ended up under water — as did seven subway tunnels between Manhattan and Brooklyn at one point, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. The New York Stock Exchange was closed for a second day from weather, the first time that has happened since a blizzard in 1888. The city’s subway system, the lifeblood of more than 5 million residents, was damaged like never before and closed indefinitely, and Consolidated Edison said electricity in and around New York could take a week to restore.

“Everybody knew it was coming. Unfortunately, it was everything they said it was,” said Sal Novello, a construction executive who rode out the storm with his wife, Lori, in the Long Island town of Lindenhurst, and ended up with 7 feet of water in the basement. The scope of the storm’s damage wasn’t known yet. Though early predictions of river flooding in Sandy’s inland path were petering out, colder temperatures made snow the main product of Sandy’s slow march from the sea. Parts of the West Virginia mountains were blanketed with 2 feet of snow by Tuesday afternoon, and drifts 4 feet deep were reported at Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. With Election Day a week away, the storm also threatened to affect the presidential campaign. Federal disaster response, see SANDY page 12

CONCORD (AP) — A construction worker checking a job site in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy was swept to his death by a landslide Tuesday in Lincoln as utility crews elsewhere worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers across the state. After peaking at about 210,000, the number of outages had dropped to about 128,000 by Tuesday afternoon, and officials said all should be resolved by Satur-

day. Most outages appeared to be caused by downed lines, not topped poles that take longer to fix, said Public Utilities Commission Chairwoman Amy Ignatius. In Lincoln, Police Chief Theodore Smith said police were notified just before 8:30 a.m. about the fatal accident involving a construction crew checking on a home foundation they had been building. The victim’s identity wasn’t released. “The embankment gave way and turned

into a landslide of mud, rock and all the water that was in the hole,” Smith said. “It washed him down the equivalent of a 2-3 story incline.” Other members of the construction crew pulled the man out of the debris and started CPR, but he was declared dead in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, Smith said. The National Weather Service recorded see STORM NH page 11

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5 Democrats & 5 incumbent Republicans hope to represent Laconia in House By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — When the electoral districts for the New Hampshire House of Representatives were redrawn earlier this year, four seats were allotted to the city, which will also share a fifth seat with the town of Belmont. Both parties have fielded a full slate of candidates for the five seats in the two districts. and, as it happens, all 10 candidates are residents of Laconia. In Laconia, Belknap County District 2, four of the five incumbent Republican representatives — Frank Tilton, Don Flanders, Bob Kingsbury and Bob Luther — are seeking re-election. They are challenged by Democrats David Huot, Charles Smith, Robert Fisher and Chad Vaillancourt. The fifth incumbent Republican, Harry Accornero, is running in the district shared with Belmont, Belknap County District 9, where he faces Democrat Beth Arsenault. Seeking his seventh term In the House, Flanders, is the longest serving member of the Laconia contingent. A native of the city and graduate of Bentley University, he is chairman of the Byse Agency, Inc., an insurance agency owned and operated by his family for the past 75 years. During most of his tenure in the House, Flanders has served on the House Commerce Committee. Fiscally conservative, he is skeptical of adding to the number of stat-

utes and regulations without closer oversight and frequent audits of the departments and agencies administering the laws already on the books. Tilton, a descendant of a prominent local family and graduate of the United States Military Academy, has served three terms in the House, all have found him serving on the Public Works and Highways Committee, which suits his 32 years with the Army Corps of Engineers and stint as the city’s Director of Public Works. He played key roles in securing funding for the reconstruction first of the Laconia District Court and recently the Huot Regional Technical Education Center. While a fiscal conservative, Tilton, unlike many House Republicans, has not pledged not to raise any taxes, believing that timely and prudent increases in the gas tax are required to ensure that the resources of the highway fund keep pace with the need to maintain and improve roads and bridges. Luther, a former Laconia police officer and security guard at LRGHealthcare who served seven terms on the City Council, was first elected to the House in 2010. He spent his first term on the Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification Committee. He sponsored the appearance of Josh Youssef, the Republican candidate for the state Senate in District 7, before the House Redress of Grievances Committee as well as legislation requiring students

140 mph wind recorded on Mount Washington

SARGENT’S PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) — The Mount Washington Observatory says it recorded a peak wind gust of 140 mph as Superstorm Sandy hit New Hampshire. That fell shy of the highest wind speed recorded at the 6,288-foot summit in 1934, which was 231 mph. The summit held the world’s record for fastest wind gust many years. It lost out to a 253 mph gust on Australia’s Barrow Island during Cyclone Olivia

in 1996. The report from the observatory says Tuesday’s weather will not be nearly as severe as Monday’s. It said the White Mountains and other parts of the state are reporting flooding, adverse road and trail conditions, several fallen trees and possible mudslides. The U.S. Forest Service is strongly advising against backcountry travel in the White Mountain National Forest until at least Wednesday morning.

to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. He favors reopening a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Belknap County, preferably at the Marine Patrol facility in Belmont. After running for various offices, including the governorship, 16 times — often as a Libertarian — Kingsbury, running as Republican, was elected to the House in 2010. A veteran of World War ii who fought in the Battle of the Bulge with General George Patton’s Third Army, he drew national attention for sponsoring bills to provide female victims of domestic violence with firearms and ammunition, limiting prison inmates to vegetarian diets and requiring all legislation to include references to the Magna Carta as well as his contention that mandatory kindergarten contributed to higher crime rates. Kingsbury earned high marks from several conservative and libertarian organizations for his voting record. Huot, a retired district court judge whose father J. Oliva Huot served in Congress from 1965 to 1967, is the dean of the Democratic ticket. He was twice elected to the House first in 1970 and again in 1972, and served on the Appropriations Committee. Describing himself as “a good old-fashioned traditional Democrat,” he said he was moved to “go back to the family business” by the actions of the Republican majority in House. “You’ve got an agenda driven group running the show,” he said. “You don’t get yourself out of an economic slump by cutting everything,” He favors “strategic investments,” particularly in higher education, where the curriculum should be tailored to skills required by employers, and infrastructure. Smith, who sits on the city Planning Board, is making his first bid for elective office. He graduated from Laconia High School, earned a degree in finance and economics at Southern New Hampshire University and is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at Northeastern University. As a volunteer with Lakes Region United Way, see next page

IN NOVEMBER, 2010, THE NH HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RECEIVED A MANDATE REGARDING TAXATION FROM THE VOTERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. THOSE CHALLENGES WERE MET. • Passed a TRULY balanced state budget with no new or increased taxes or fees • Eliminated previous budget borrowing to cover operating expenses • Eliminated accounting gimmicks such as selling assets from one agency to another to claim fictitious revenues • Passed an education funding formula that maintains existing levels of aid to communities and allows additional targeted aid to needy cities and towns • Passed a bill to allow local communities to enact tax and spending caps PAID FOR BY THE BELKNAP COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE, BARBARA LUTHER, TREASURER

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Odd Couples: Winni Players staging 2 versions of Neil Simon’s renowned play BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — “The Odd Couple,” which saw its Broadway premiere in 1965, is one of Neil Simon’s bestknown comedies, earning the legendary writer a Tony award and inspiring television and film versions of the story. Less known is the fact that, two decades after writing the original play, Simon penned an alternative version of the script, replacing the two male leads with female characters, and re-writing the rest of the play accordingly. Beginning on Friday, the Winni Players — the community theatre arm of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse — will be staging both “Odd Couple” versions, each with its own cast, script and directors — sharing only the same set and stage. The male version is directed by Chuck Fray and features John Piquado as “Oscar,” a slob, gambler and spendthrift, who allows the neat and uptight “Felix,” played by Rodney Martell, to move in after being thrown out by his wife. In the female version, directed by Matt McGonagle, the tightly-strung “Florence” is played by Lisa Lovett and Ursula Boutwell plays “Olive.” From Nov. 2 to Nov. 11, the playhouse will host a total of 10 “Odd Couple” productions, including matinees and evening shows, often alternating between male and female versions. Visit www. or call 366-7377 for more information. In both versions, the opposite personality types come to the realization that one complements the other. The casts of the two plays hope that audience members feel the same about the different versions of the plays. Piquado, a member of the committee that decided on the current season of plays, said, “One of the driving impetus of of our selection has to do with audience recognition — we knew The Odd Couple would be known by the

audience.” Theatre patrons are more likely to buy a ticket for a show they’re familiar with, such as the male version of the play. However, the female version also allows the community theatre group to invite audiences to try something new, though somewhat familiar. Although the plot lines and themes are similar, audience members who attend one but skip the other are missing out on half the laughs. In either case, the lead actors bring established on-stage chemistry to their performance. Martell and Piquado played the lead roles in “Man from La Mancha,” while Lovett and Boutwell shared the stage in “Nunsense” and “Nunsense II.” For the actors, playing the role of such an extreme “Type A” or “Type B” personality, and playing across from the opposite type, has led to a new understanding of their own approach to life. Martell, a competitive athlete and personal trainer, sees some of his meticulousness reflected in his character. “Felix is a very quirky dude, he has to control his environment.” He added, “I need to chill out and loosen up a litle bit.” Piquado, though, seeing the character from Oscar’s perspective, is less critical of his on-stage roommate. Although there’s humorous friction between the characters, Felix’s fastidiousness helps Oscar gain control of his personal finances. “I really like Felix. As quirky as he is, he has a soft side.” Piquado said he identifies with both Felix and Oscar. Whereas the male characters see themselves in their roles, their female counterparts are playing opposite their natural inclinations, said Lovett. “It’s been very challenging,” she said, but believes it produces a better, more thoughtful performance. For example, Boutwell sees herself more like Florence than the messy Olive she plays. To get comfortable in the role, she solicited instruction from

Above, Rodney Martel (Felix) and John Piquado (Oscar) rehearse a scene from the Odd Couple at the Winni Playhouse at Weirs Beach. At right, Ursula Boutwell (left) and Lisa Lovettt — shown here acting in Nunsense — star as Neil Simon’s female Odd Couple. The Playhouse is staging both versions of the play, starting on Friday. (Courtesy photos)

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from preceding page access to contraception and abortion, and repealing gay marriage. He said that his priorities would be to restore sufficient funding for education and promote economic growth. Originally from Berlin, Vaillancourt earned his degree in fire science at Lakes Region Community College and in 2000 joined the Laconia Fire Department where he is a lieutenant as well as president of the labor union, the Laconia Professional Firefighters. He said that he decided to run after watching a session of the House from the gallery. “No one was representing or advocating for working families,” he said. “It really struck a nerve.” Until recently a registered Republican, Vaillancourt said “I found I can still be conservative thinker without sharing the extreme views of the party.” Like Smith, he said that the Republicans did not run on many of the issues they pursued, including the right-to-work bill. “We need to restore balance and common sense to the Legislature,” he said. Fisher, who owns a franchise of Same Day Computer in Portsmouth, the firm begun by Josh Youssef, the Republican candidate for the state Senate in District 7, intends to apply his entrepreneurial talent to state government. In particular, he believes that his experience of leveraging technology to reduce overhead expense will enable him to “streamline” operations and trim bureaucracy. However, he stressed that government, like business, should not cut budgets at the expense of the services it provides. He said that legislators should ensure that funds are applied to the purposes for which they are intended. Some 8,500 voters in Laconia and less than half that number, about 4,000 in Belmont will choose between the Republican incumbent, Harry Accornero, seeking his third and second consecutive term, and Democrat Beth Arsenault, who has been a candidate in every election since 2002. Both candidates are residents of Laconia. After serving one term in the House from 1991 to 1992, Accornero returned

in 2010 and quickly gained national notoriety as the first elected official in the country to charge President Obama with treason. Later he aligned himself with the “birthers,” joining a handful of Republican lawmakers to berate the state Ballot Law Commission for failing to disqualify President Obama from the N.H. Primary ballot. “They either love me or hate me,” Accornero remarked, “but I’m not looking for name recognition except here in Laconia and Belmont. I believe you state your views and let the voters know here you stand.” At the same time, Accornero stressed, “I’m willing to listen to what people have to say. I represent all the people.” He listed his priorities as requiring an independent audit of every state agency and restoring the Department of Motor Vehicle office to Belmont. A longtime member of the Laconia School Board, Arsenault twice ran for the state Senate, in 2002 and 2004 before being elected to the first of two terms in the House in 2006. “If there is one thing I’m good at,” she said, “it’s finding common ground. And we need to find more common ground and use more common sense in the Legislature.” She described the tone among lawmakers during the past session as “negative” and vowed to bring “civility” to the Statehouse. “You can always get along with people even if you disagree with them,” she remarked. Arsenault said that she was especially troubled by cuts to the budget, suggesting that the costs outweighed the savings. Reduced funding for the court system deprived citizens of timely justice, she said. “Why pass a bill requiring a photo ID to vote and then close the Department of Motor Vehicles office that issues driver’s licenses?” she asked. “Does that make sense?” Arsenault expressed particular concern about cuts to the university and community college systems. “We have among the highest cost of further education and our graduates leave with the most debt,” she said. “That is no way to attract and keep the young people needed for businesses to grow.”

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10 reasons to vote for Maggie Hasson Amid the roadside sign wars, and the negative ads on TV, it is easy to overlook the big issues that will shape the direction of New Hampshire over the next two years. On these 10 issues, the gulf between Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Ovide Lamontagne could not be larger. Kindergarten: A few years ago, New Hampshire joined the rest of the nation and mandated kindergarten for all children. Maggie Hassan supports this legislation. Ovide Lamontagne opposes it. Choice for women: Maggie Hassan is pro-choice. Ovide Lamontagne opposes a woman’s right to choose, even for victims of rape and incest. Government Services: Maggie Hassan recognizes that government serves the people by educating our youth, building roads, and caring for those in need. That’s why she will work to restore the 45-percent cut from state funding of the university system, undo the $125 million tax increase on our hospitals, and return funding to community mental health, children in need of services, and the disabled. Ovide Lamontagne calls for various business tax cuts that add up to big money, and he calls for more spending cuts to match. All his talk about restoring funding to UNH, hospitals, and other parts of the state budget are empty talk, since he has pledged to oppose any new revenue to pay for it. If you care about what our state government does — such as human services, environmental protection, education — or if you are concerned about the cuts that have been made already, you should be very afraid of Ovide Lamontagne. Marriage Equality: Our experience over the past three years has proven the rightness of marriage equality. People who were born gay (yes, it is genetic) have been able to enjoy the benefits of marriage, without diminishing in any way the marriages of straight people. Maggie Hassan supports marriage equality. Ovide Lamontagne does not. Health Exchanges: Everyone agrees that we need more competition in health insurance. The Affordable Care Act calls for the creation of health exchanges in every state, where people who need health insurance can make price comparisons among standardized policies. You would think Republicans would love this idea, and you would be wrong. Ovide Lamontagne opposes the health exchange, while Maggie Hassan supports it. Workers’ Rights: Ovide Lamontagne supports legislation that would allow workers to benefit from a union contract, but not pay their share of the cost of negotiating that contract. Maggie Hassan opposes so-called “right to work” laws, which are nothing more than attempts to

break unions and allow big business to cut pay and benefits without having to answer to organized workers. Vouchers: Ovide Lamontagne supports diverting state dollars to vouchers for private schools, including religious schools. Maggie Hassan opposes this effort to weaken public education. Healthcare: The federal government is offering New Hampshire $1 billion over the next decade to provide health insurance to the working poor. This is an opportunity to improve the health of tens of thousands of our fellow citizens, remove their risk of financial ruin, and pump $100 million a year into our economy. Maggie Hassan says this is a win/win/win. Ovide Lamontagne says “no thanks.” Climate Change: This may be the biggest issue we face in the world today. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was one small step taken in the Northeast to reduce greenhouse gases. Joining RGGI cost New Hampshire nothing. Much of the electricity we consume is produced in RGGI states, where RGGI fees are collected. If we opt out of RGGI, we will still pay for the cost of the program without reaping any of the benefits. Maggie Hassan supports RGGI. Ovide Lamontagne would let the rest of New England take our RGGI money. Equal Pay: Maggie Hassan supports the laws that require equal pay for equal work. When asked about this, Ovide Lamontagne said “I don’t know that it’s appropriate for the government to continue to micromanage the workplace.” Most people who are victims of discrimination would not consider it micromanaging if the government put a stop to it. A final note. Ovide Lamontagne does not pass up any opportunity to repeat the outright lie that Maggie Hassan and the Democrats “increased state spending 24 percent” during the four years they were in control of the state budget. State financial reports show that spending increased 17.5 percent, and much of that increase was onetime stimulus money from Washington that we would have been crazy to reject. The increase during the previous four Republican years was 11.5 percent. With the extra 6 percent, the Democrats paved hundreds of miles of roads, maintained funding for UNH and other government services, assisted the thousands who lost their jobs in the Great Recession — and balanced the state budget every year. If you think we got our money’s worth, vote Democratic on November 6. (Mark Fernald is an attorney who lives in Sharon. A former state senator, he was the Democratic Party nominee for governor in 2002.)

LETTERS I deeply trust integrity, character & competence of Lamontagne To the editor, James Freeman Clarke, a N.H. native theologian and author said it best, “a politician thinks of the next election . . . a statesman of the next generation.” At this point in the campaign you are probably, tired of hearing empty ideological sloganeering dictated by national interest groups. N.H.’s greatness is embodied in our sense of community and how we look out for one another today and for future generations that succeed us, our independent thinking, and our disposition to live and let live. Whether you care deeply about improving health care, education, the jobs picture, have strong opinions about civil liberties, or gun rights the practical reality is that N.H. faces great economic and social challenges over the next two years.

We sorely need in our next governor an engaged leader with strong values, compassion and competence who can bridge party politics, and the national agendas to solve N.H.’s challenges. Based upon my personal experience, that individual is Ovide Lamontagne. We do not agree on all the issues or the solutions, but what I can say is I deeply trust in his integrity, character, competence and his tenacity to make NH a better place for every N.H. resident. If you think for one moment either national party’s platform can be implemented here in N.H. lock, stock and barrel, you are getting drawn into these meaningless ads and attacks. Please join me in supporting a statesman, Ovide Lamontagne, on November 6th. Henry Lipman Laconia

I would describe Ed Philpot as enlightened fiscal conservative To the editor, I’ll be voting for Ed Philpot for Belknap County Commissioner. Ed is an enlightened fiscal conservative with a proven track record on the County Commission. Under his leadership, the commission has wisely overseen county operations spending money to save money to increase efficiency and cutting costs wherever possible by eliminating duplication of services and consolidating operations. Ed has good ideas for the future. He is working with his fellow commissioners and the criminal justice system to develop workable solutions to deal

with drug related crimes and criminals with drug problems in our area. Ed has a history of volunteer service to our community in a variety of ways in addition to his work with the commission. As a volunteer basketball referee for LAYBL, he’s helped out for years even long after any of his kids could have been playing. He’s a model of honesty and integrity and a great role model for our kids. He’s also a proud parent, doting husband, successful local businessman, and heckuva nice guy. Why fix what ain’t broke? Dave Pollak Laconia

Gov. Lynch gets A+ for looking at disasters as terrible things To the editor, This is the way I would “grade” John Lynch as Governor of NH if asked to do so: Smiling pretty for photo ops A+ Attending ribbon cutting ceremonies A+ Shaking every hand available A+ Kissing babies A+ Looking at disasters and saying “This is terrible.” A+ Entertaining VIPs A+ Taking first cruise of the year on the

Attending social events – county fairs etc. A+ Giving empty speeches A+ Dodging issues A+ Passing the buck A+ Actually doing the job he is paid to do DPlease note he does very well on most things. PS, I raised him to a D- just in case he did something of value that I didn’t notice Harry H. Bean

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LETTERS Selectboard in Dorchester fully supports 2nd term for Jeanie

I worry Mr. Lamb is a vehicle being used by Northern Pass

To the editor, Being a small rural town in New Hampshire, political candidates usually bypass Dorchester in search of larger voter blocs. We were pleasantly surprised two years ago when candidate Jeanie Forrester showed up at a Selectboard meeting seeking our support in her bid for the Senate Seat from the 2nd District. Better yet, she came back after her successful run and nurtured a relationship with Dorchester, which small town’s seldom experience with their representatives in Concord. When we told Jeanie how the equalized education legislation would cripple taxpayers in Dorchester, she came to our defense. When we said we needed to expand our tax base, Jeanie sent in the Economic Development directors from the state and Grafton County. When we explained to her that the lack of broadband Internet access hurt home

To the editor, If you would like to see the Northern Pass defeated or buried, then you must vote for Senator Jeanie Forrester, not Mr. Lamb. Mr. Lamb stated that he would like to see the Northern Pass buried, which is a good thing. However, he also indicates that he is very friendly with Thomas J. May, CEO of Northeast Utilities, the parent company to Northern Pass Transmission, LLC. Mr. Lamb further states that he has never spoken to his friend, Tom, to relay his feelings about the horrors of the Northern Pass Project nor does Mr. Lamb intend to do so until after the election. I wonder why Mr. Lamb has not taken any pro-active steps to fight this ill-conceived project. Why is there nothing on Mr. Lamb’s website relating to the environment or Northern Pass? I also wonder why he is waiting until after the election. Is it because he wants to help us or will he hurt us? Where has Mr. Lamb been during the past two years during our arduous fight against the Northern

business’s in town and put our school children at a disadvantage, the senator sent in the state director of Broadband Technology. Jeanie always attends our town functions, speaking with anyone and everyone who has a concern. The senator doesn’t build your hopes up with false promises, she “tells it like it is”. Jeanie’s conservative, grassroots approach on the issues of education, gun control, conservation, current use and private property rights reflect the values of small town rural New Hampshire. The Selectboard in the Town of Dorchester thanks Senator Forrester for her service to our town the past two years. She deserves a second term and we fully support her bid for another two years as the State Senator from the 2nd District. Sherman Hallock Dorchester Selectboard

Carol A. Elliott is reasonable and reliable Grafton Co. Treasurer To the editor, I am writing this letter in support of Carol A. Elliott in her bid for re-election to the position of Grafton County Treasurer. Carol has a proven record for being responsible and reliable. She has an established relationship with the local banks and takes her responsibility very seriously when it comes to investing the taxpayers monies. It is very important that this be accomplished in a very timely manner. Carol is a hard worker and has 25 years of experience in municipal finance. She has campaigned tirelessly

all summer to gain your confidence and VOTE. She wants the job and will continue to bring the same commitment to the citizens of the county with the investments of their tax dollars. Let’s not forget four years ago when the voters elected an “Absent” County Treasurer. Carol is the only qualified candidate with proven experience. Please join me in casting your VOTE on November 6th for CAROL A. ELLIOTT, GRAFTON COUNTY TREASURER. Barbara Dunn Dutile Haverhill

Mr. Lamb needs to hire a fact checker his campaign To the editor, Bob Lamb’s mail outs say that Jeanie Forrester signed on to Republican efforts to end kindergarten. Where did he get that misinformation? That legislation never made it out of the House, so Senator Forrester couldn’t have supported it even if she’d wanted to. Which she didn’t. Mr. Lamb won’t win by telling lies.

Also, while we are at it, Bob Lamb claims that Jeanie Forrester voted to require school districts to pay transportation costs (Senate Bill 300). This legislation passed on a voice vote, but Ms. Forrester didn’t support it. Mr. Lamb, will you please hire a factchecker? Jackie Colthart Ashland

Pass as we have fought to preserve the beauty of New Hampshire and to retain our property values? I worry that perhaps Mr. Lamb is merely the vehicle being utilized by Thomas May, Gary Long, PSNH, and Northeast Utilities to undermine the hard work of Senator Jeanie Forrester. Think about it. What would be the supreme coup that Northern Pass executives could only dream about? I think most people would agree that it would be to unseat the stalwart senator, Jeanie Forrester, who has fought against politics as usual, fought against special interest lobbying groups, and fought to retain our private property rights. She has taken on the “people’s cause” and is now chairman of a commission to study the feasibility of creating an underground energy corridor. So please vote for Senator Jeanie Forrester and send a message to Northern Pass and Hydro Quebec to stop trashing New Hampshire. Mike Marino Holderness

I’m blue collar conservative & will serve with common sense logic To the editor, My name is Kevin Leandro and I am writing today to ask for your vote for State Rep. (Belknap 2). I am a husband, father and Marine Corps veteran who believes in the unmistakable virtues of hard work. I have a track record of standing up for taxpayers and advocating for common sense government reforms. It’s time to streamline the bureaucracy at the state agencies to create a more efficient customer service orientated state government. We need to ease regulation to create a business friendly atmosphere that foster economic opportunity and job creation.

I am a small businessman who is exposed to challenges of the real world every day. I understand how decisions made in Concord affect average hard working folks. I am a blue color conservative and will represent the fine folks of Gilford and Meredith with commonsense logic. I will never vote for a budget that has a built in structural deficit. I will insist that the state government lives within its means, and responsibly plans for the future. Please consider casting a vote for me next Tuesday. Kevin Leandro Gilford


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LETTERS Two candidates who have really impressed are Hosmer & Miller

We look to find practical solutions to the problems of our state

To the editor, New Hampshire’s health care system is the second best in the nation when it comes to the care and treatment of disease (Commonwealth Fund 2009). What is really amazing is that while we have some of the best health care in the country our health care providers provide it at costs that are way below the national average (Medicare spending per enrollee, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2009). The issue — in my opinion — is that despite providing world-class health care at below average costs we somehow have some of the highest health insurance premiums in the country. For our small business job creators health insurance premiums are a HUGE issue. I know that for my company the amount of our health insurance premiums that are above average is more than we pay in all of our taxes and regulatory fees combined. Think about that for a minute — if we could solve the problem of our high health insurance premiums it would be the same as a complete elimination of all taxes on small business. That would enable employers to cover a lot more people! I’ve said before that I am a huge fan of Jeanie Forrester. What I have also come to realize is that neither political party has the best answer to health care. What we have seen is that the

To the editor, To the voters of Gilford and Meredith, I’m asking for your vote for one of the Belknap County District #2 State Representative seats on November 6th and your support of my Democratic colleagues running for the other three seats — Lisa DiMartino of Gilford and Kate Miller & Sandy Mucci of Meredith. I offer you a candidacy with the deepest and most varied experience. In terms of government service, I have served previously two terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives I am currently an incorporator of the Belknap County Economic Development Council. I have been a small business owner, managed numerous local non-profits, and held various management positions in private business since the 1960s. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps. I have been an educator on the college and high school levels in New Hampshire holding graduate degrees in Political Science. I have shown my dedication to Lakes Region communities and its citizens through my volunteer work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ozanam Place and the Neighbors in Need fund. I was honored to share with my wife, Erika, the 2006 Norm Marsh Award for “exceptional leadership” in the Lakes Region. Erika and I will celebrate our 45th wedding

extremism of both sides only creates larger problems. I personally believe that we need compromise between both sides if we are going to find a good solution for our state and our country. Two of the Democratic candidates that have really impressed me are Andrew Hosmer and Kate Miller. Andrew understands the need to expand access to health care but as a small business owner he also knows how to balance a budget. When I’ve met with Andrew I’ve been very impressed with his understanding of our economy and what it’s going to take to create jobs here in the Lakes Region. I think that Andrew will bring the kind of moderate voice that we need more of. Kate Miller and I have been working together for almost three years now and Kate is by far the most dedicated person I have come across when it comes to providing health care for all of New Hampshire’s residents. Kate has been in on every meeting and discussion that has occurred. She care deeply for our residents and wants ensure that they are given the health care that they need. While Kate and I don’t see eye to eye on every issue her passion and dedication would serve us well in Concord. Justin Van Etten Meredith

Sen. Forrester represent best hope for growth of local business To the editor, To my fellow citizens of the Lakes Region: I am writing to encourage you to support State Senator Jeannie Forrester. As a small business owner, I am always skeptical of those politicians who claim to support small business. I think that they will soon forget their promises and continue to balance the state’s fiscal woes on the backs of the very small business owners they claim to want to help. Jeanie Forrester is different. As a small business owner herself, she understands the challenges we all face in trying to start, grow and maintain a business here in N.H. Her politics are not some sort of radical agenda. Jeanie’s agenda is all about trying to eliminate governmental obstacles to local businesses while at the same time trying to lower tax burdens on small businesses so that we can hire

another neighbor rather than send that money to Concord. Sometimes, people mistakenly think that owning a business makes you a “fat cat.” Not so. Just ask your friend who owns a hair studio or a plumbing business, or a builder who has struggled through the recession about how important it is to have someone who represents them in Concord. Chances are that friend who owns a small business wants to hire a neighbor, wants to improve their community, wants to earn an honest day’s pay and just needs a few more Jeanie Forresters to help get this economy going again. Regardless of your party affiliation, Jeanie Forrester represents our best hope for our local businesses to grow and flourish. I urge you to vote for Jeannie and in doing so vote for our collective local future. Christopher Boothby Meredith

Bob Lamb supports our university system & college students To the editor, I strongly support Bob Lamb to be our next New Hampshire State Senator for Senate District 2. From his service to our country in the U.S. Army to his business expertise of as one the chief executive officers of one of the largest financial institutions in the country, Bob has an outstanding track record as a leader. More importantly, however, is the simple fact that we need a state Senator who will help create jobs in an economy that has wreaked hardship on many middle class and working folks. Bob Lamb supports our university system, and our college students. He supports public education, and under-

stands that if New Hampshire is to stay competitive, we have to invest in our young people to stop the “brain drain” that has resulted in many of our best and brightest moving out of state. Bob cares about families with disabilities, our elderly, our children and working people in this state. And he will work in a bi-partisan way to move New Hampshire forward. It’s time for a fresh face in Concord. Join me in voting for Bob Lamb for the New Hampshire State Senate on November 6. Virginia Garlitz Plymouth

anniversary in February, have raised four children, and now enjoy our eight grandchildren. We have lived in the Lakes Region for 21 years I pledge to represent all of the voters of the two towns in every way I can — through communication and attention to our community needs. I promise to listen to your views and ideas and communicate my thoughts on the various issues facing state government. You will always know where I stand on important legislation. As I’ve proven in the past, I will do this regular newspaper articles, telephone conversations, e-mails and public appearances. I have been honored to run with Lisa, Kate, and Sandy in this election. They are candidates of outstanding experience, dedication, and perception. As a team, we offer the voters candidacies of moderation, practicality and bipartisanship. We look to find practical solutions to the problems of the state and our district, return civility and openness to Concord, and to deliver government services in an effective and efficient manner We would appreciate your votes on Election Day. Regardless of how you vote, please vote on November 6th. The issues couldn’t be more important. Thank you for your support. Bill Johnson Gilford

Belmont is rich with interesting people; thanks for the experience To the editor, Regardless of the outcome in the upcoming election, I’ve already won. No, I am not clairvoyant, and the vote tally will likely be close. Campaigning to become your state representative has allowed me to explore the neighborhoods of Belmont and meet new friends and neighbors in the community. There is no doubt that many folks are rightly fed up with the usual politicians but most have been receptive and forthcoming with their concerns. Like so many others, I live

here because of the New Hampshire Advantage and I will reinforce the Live Free or Die spirit if you choose to send me to Concord. I’m a “live and let live” type who is not overly social, so the opportunity to run for office and meet so many people is something I consider to be a win. This town is rich with interesting people and experiences. Nice meeting you, Belmont. I humbly ask for your vote for State Rep on November 6th. Michael Sylvia Belmont

Middle America is disgusted with current election procedures To the editor, The American Presidency is not won, it is bought. Imagine what 1.5 billion dollars would purchase for better education, donations to food pantries, increases in small business loans, job training and improving the economy. The attack commercials must amuse foreign countries and sadden our forefathers, may their souls rest in peace. It is disgraceful to witness the depths to which our political campaigns have sunken. We need more caps on the monies spent. We need to reinstate the moral ethics of politi-

cal advertising and honesty. Middle America is annoyed and disgusted with the current election procedures: the endless poll phone calls, the “slick” mailings that fills our boxes, and the endless, mindless, negative debates. How can a four year president concentrate on the business of “steering America” when the 4th year is spent campaigning! Wake up pols. Let’s spend three months for the campaign and three years, nine months running our country. Mary Earley Sanbornton

Belmont is rich with interesting people; thanks for the experience To the editor, I appreciate that State Senate candidate Bob Lamb read my column about how he received a golden parachute of nearly $10 million while more than 30,000 people lost their jobs when two companies he led, Fleet Bank and BearingPoint, got sold and went bankrupt, respectively. Mr. Lamb complains that “Cullen never spoke with me by phone or sent me an e-mail or letter

to ask for my comments or responses to what he was going to write.” Well, I suppose that’s literally true — but the reason we didn’t speak is because Mr. Lamb chose to not return my call seeking his version of events. Mr. Lamb can attack the messenger all he wants, but the facts remain stubborn things: 34,000 people lost their jobs, and Mr. Lamb walked off to see next page

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LETTERS One of my four votes for rep is going to go to John O’Brien To the editor, Well, Election Day is fast approaching and I have been evaluating the candidates for the House of Representatives from the Gilford-Meredith district. Since there is no sure way of assuring that two representatives will come from each town I will have to chose four of the candidates to vote for. To begin with, I have always voted for the candidate I thought would do the best job representing me. In other words, I vote for individuals, not parties. I have been disappointed in the partisan behavior and lack of civility in politics in general in Washington and Concord. I believe that government doesn’t work as well when it comes from the extremes of left or right as it does when it comes from the middle. I expect that people elected to represent me will try to improve the state

for the benefit of its residents and will be prepared to compromise to get the job done. With that in mind, one of my four votes will go to John O’Brien. As an Independent candidate he can represent our interest, not those of any particular party. He will not take his marching orders from either party boss. John has shown his devotion to the Gilford community by serving and continuing to serve as a Gilford selectman. He has also shown his loyalty to our country by courageous service in Viet Nam for which he was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and the Viet Nam Cross of Gallantry. He obviously has the courage to stand up for his beliefs. John is one of the four candidates I am going to vote for. Peter Millham Gilford

I know first hand Sen. Forrester as an honest, trustworthy person To the editor, I am writing to support Jeanie Forrester in her re-election to the New Hampshire Senate. I have worked with Jeanie on various “Main Street” issues in my hometown of Meredith. From my first-hand experience, Jeanie is an honest, trustworthy person who works hard to accomplish goals set before her. She is a person of integrity whom I respect with the utmost confidence. I also appreciate how she endeav-

ors to keep constituents informed through her regular e-mail communications and how she solicits feedback on issues that are being addressed in Concord. In these ways, I feel informed, in touch and participating in decisions being made on behalf of my community. Keep Jeanie working for us by your vote on November 6. Ann W. Sprague Meredith

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Jeanie was instrumental in pulling off Economic Dev. Forum To the editor, First, thank you to The Laconia Daily Sun for providing excellent news coverage of our October 25th Private-Public Partnerships Economic Development Forum that was held at the Holderness Town Hall. I know as a presenting organization along with Grafton County Economic from preceding page early retirement set for life. The other 33,999 people who lost their jobs were not as fortunate. Fergus Cullen Dover

Development and Plymouth State University’s Center for Rural Partnership, it was good to see a standing room only crowd in attendance to hear the presentations and join the conversations on creating partnerships in our regional communities. Second, a very special thanks goes to our District 2 Senator Jeanie Forrester. From the onset of our planning that started many months ago, Jeanie showed her skills used directing Plymouth and Meredith Main Street programs, rolled her sleeves up and was instrumental in getting this prosee next page


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BELMONT from page one tion. “Unions are the ones who advanced standards of living for the average worker,” he said. One of his primary concerns is the environment. He said he would like to see the state develop a comprehensive aquifer protection program and see the state government assist economic development through agricultural growth. “I’ve been fighting 10 years to protect the aquifer,” he said. Condodemetraky supports expanded gaming but he thinks the state government should operate it much in the same way as liquor sales. “I don’t think the state should sanction one private casino,” he said. He said the state’s rejection of the federal money associated with expanding Medicaid was “crazy.” “That’s a way of getting our tax dollars back from the feds,” he said. Democrat Ron Cormier is a computer specialist with the N.H. Department of Corrections and has served Belmont for eight years as selectman. He said he would like to see the cuts to university system reversed, saying he fears New Hampshire’s college children will go to out-of-state schools and not return to the state. “The loss of highly skilled and educated people will reduce New Hampshire’s standing,” he said.

As to Right to Work legislation, Cormier said he has “mixed feelings.” Although employed by the state he is not a member of the union but does pay a so-called agency fee to the SEA to cover contract negotiating costs. “I think workers should have choices,” he said, adding that does think unions provide a good service for many of their members. Calling the refusal to take federal money for expanded Medicaid “ignorant” he said New Hampshire’s residents are paying the taxes and should be able to get their money back. “The money will go to the same program. Why should another state get it,” he said, noting that he would like to see better access for all to health insurance. He is a supporter of expanded gaming. “I don’t think it’s going to be a financial windfall but a person has a right to spend their money where they want,” he said. Not a supporter of publicly-owned casinos, Cormier said the state should allow a few casinos. He also said casinos would expand entertainment options in New Hampshire and make the state more attractive to young people. Both Cormier and Condodemetraky are progressive when it comes to social issues. Both support abortion rights, the right to marry whoever and would support programs aimed at reducing domes-

tic violence. Republican Dr. Charles Fink is a holistic healer and chiropractor. Drafted by the Belknap County GOP, he said his run for state rep is a “call to duty.” Fink said the university system is inefficient and teaching in private schools “is not up to snuff.” “There’s no connection between the dollars spent and a quality education,” he said. He supports Right-to-Work legislation. He said it is a freedom issue and requiring someone to join a union can be a hurdle to employers. Fink said the federal government is “broke” and he does not support expanding the state Medicaid system. “Medicaid needs more state control,” he said. If there is expanded gaming, he said the money should be earmarked for property tax reduction by targeting the proceeds to education. “We need to put the brakes on spending and make state government more efficient and honest,” he said. Fink has lived in Belmont for 15 years. Republican Michael Sylvia is a part-time Federal Express driver who worked full-time for the company for 28 years. He said the current Legislature “made some great progress” toward cutting the budget and he wants to see the budget cutting continue. “Speaker (Bill) O’Brien moved things along,” he said. Sylvia said he supports jury nullification and supports decriminalizing marijuana. When asked about medical marijuana, he said he thinks it would create too much new bureaucracy but may support it depending on the bill. As to education he said “privatization is a scary thing” but thinks the federal government has pumped too many inefficient dollars into it. “I’m more supportive of home-schooling,” he said adding that the traditional “bricks and mortar” public education system doesn’t work for all students and there should be more flexibility built into the system. He said he is very disappointed in the recent moratorium on charter schools. “I think (what we’re getting now) is indoctrination not education,” he said. “Children should learn how to think.” He does not want to take more federal government money for Medicaid because he says the expansion has “too many strings attached.” He also wants to rein in regional planning programs because he said the people who run them aren’t elected and they still take federal money. “That’s working around our elected officials,” he said. As to expanded gaming, he is against giving one company a state-sponsored monopoly. “I would support gaming without a gaming commission,” he said. He also would like to see prison reform. “We have people in prison for multiple driving offenses,” he said, noting the cost of incarceration. “It’s overboard if you ask me.” Sylvia has lived in Belmont for 18 months but has lived for a number of years in the Lakes Region. The election is Nov. 6.

Correction: Hoop Suite at Holderness School is Friday

Saturday’s edition of The Daily Sun had the wrong date for a performance of Hoop Suite at Holderness School. The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire & Anna Myer and Dancers will bring Hoop Suite to the Hagerman Auditorium at Holderness School at 8 p.m., on Friday, November 3. Advance reservations are required for the Holderness School performance. Donations will be gratefully accepted. People can email or call 323-7302 to reserve tickets. Hoop Suite is recommended for children ages 10 and older.

from preceding page gram off the ground and developed. As a Chamber of Commerce, it is very refreshing and encouraging to see an elected official get involved without hesitation on the ground level and show a genuine care for her district business community and citizens. Scott Stephens Executive Director Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce

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A 1997 Toyota Camry driven by Nakayla Lacroix of Gilmanton left Middle Route in Gilmanton on Tuesday and crashed head-on into a tree. A infant boy was a secured passenger in the back seat. (Gilmanton Police photo)

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Young woman & baby survive Gilmanton crash GILMANTON — A 20-year-old local woman and an infant boy survived a nasty head-on collision with a tree on Tuesday. Nakayla Lacroix was pinned inside the 1997 Toyota Camry she was driving and had to be extricated by the Fire Department’s jaws-of-life device. She was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia for treatment of what police described as non life threatening injuries. The young boy was a passenged,

secured in a child seat in the back of the Camry. He was not injured. According to a police report, Lacroix was traveling east on Middle Route when she veered off the road and struck a tree. Speed was said to have been a factor in the accident. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and the vehicles air bags were deployed. Police say the accident remains under investigation.

Would be robber left Tilton store empty handed TILTON — Police said a lone male wearing what appeared to be a homemade mask, dark gloves, jeans and a gray sweatshirt attempted to rob the Express Mart convenience store on Laconia Road (Rte. 3) at 3:15 p.m. Monday. Det. Matt Dawson said the man told the clerk he was armed and pointed to his waistband but left the store after the clerk refused to give him any money. Atleast one customer in the store said the robber had a gun. Dawson said the robber fled on foot, running into the woods behind Lancaster Road, which runs along the backside of the store. He said local police called Gilford

Police Sgt. Dustin Parent and his K-9 Agbar who tracked the man through the woods. The pair were able to recover the mask, the bag the man asked the clerk to put money in and the hat worn by the robber. Dawson said the man was described as medium height, between 5-feet 7-inches to 5-feet 9-inches tall, and is fairly slender. He said the convenience store had video surveillance cameras and Tilton Police are reviewing them. If anyone has any information about this case they are asked to call the Tilton Police at 286-8207 ext. 107, the Tilton crime hotline at 1-855-2866565, or go to — Gail Ober

STORM NH from page 2 gusts Monday evening of 60 mph in Portsmouth, 62 mph in Londonderry and 76 mph at the Isle of Shoals, 6 miles off the coast. Forecasters said rainfall could reach 4 inches. Mount Washington recorded a peak wind gust of 140 mph. In Windham, a powerful gust caused a tree to fall on a vehicle Monday evening, leaving a man critically injured. Windham police were unable to provide details. It was the fourth worst storm in terms of power outages in state history, affecting about 30 percent of customers receiving electricity in the state. The worst was in December 2008 when an ice storm knocked out electricity to 422,000 homes and businesses, Ignatius said. A wind storm in February 2010 affected 360,000 cus-

tomers and last October’s snowstorm cut power to 315,000. Gov. John Lynch said Sandy did not cause the extensive and damaging flooding of past storms, but comparisons don’t matter much to those people who are without electricity. “It’s still pretty significant to them,” he said. President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted Lynch’s request to issue an emergency disaster declaration for all 10 counties. It will make federal assistance available for impacted communities. State officials urged local government officials to keep records of any spending to aid in getting reimbursed. Five shelters opened Monday, but Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas said only 57 people went to the shelters.

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McCormack to fill in as Newfound superintendent BRISTOL — Dr. Phil McCormack, most recently superintendent for the Inter-Lakes School District and S.A.U. #2, has been elected by the Newfound Area School Board to serve as interim superintendent. He will fill in for Dr. Marie Ross, who took seriously ill in late September while visiting in the Washington D. C. area. McCormack retired from his Inter-Lakes post at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. “As we continue to monitor her progress and hope for the rapid return of our Superintendent, Dr. Marie Ross, the board felt it prudent to maintain the leadership position with a distinguished, effective and well-known educational leader,” said Newfound board Chair Vincent Paul Migliore in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to have such an experienced and well regarded individual as Dr.

McCormack available to assist us during this time.” Shortly after Dr. Ross fell ill on September 29, the board had asked Eric Chase, principal of Newfound Memorial Middle School to accept the responsibility of acting superintendent. He is certified by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a superintendent, and willingly took on the additional role for the district. “The Board wishes to express a profound and sincere appreciation to Mr. Chase for both being able and willing to immediately help out the District at this time,” continued Migliore. “With Dr. Ross’ anticipated return unknown at the present time, the board felt it important to provide a leader focused exclusively on the responsibilities incumbent on the position of superintendent.

GILFORD — The town and the labor union representing the 15 rank and file employees of the Department of Public Works have successfully negotiated a 2-year collective bargaining agreement. If the money portion of the agreement is approved during March’s annual town meeting, it has been projected to cost the taxpayers an additional $217 in 2013 and $7,758 in 2014. The cost items must first go to the Gilford Budget Committee. The union is affliated with the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Under the terms of the new agreement, workers will continue to be eligible for between zero to 4-percent yearly merit-based pay raises as determined by job performance evaluations. Other changes are having call-in pay begin when

an employee reaches the department; not when fielding the phone call; clarifying what work non-union supervisors can do during snowstorms; allowing for the buy-back of unused sick time at rates of 25 to 50 percent; and clarifications in the policy dealing with emergency responses. Specifically, supervisors cannot do any work unless all of the employees in the bargaining unit have been offered overtime and those who are working cannot be displaced from their customary vehicles. The union also agreed that the town will determine what a “reasonably sufficient” amount of time is for a person to respond to a call back as opposed to the previous one hour. If the contract is approved by voters in March the contract will go be in effect from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015.

SANDY from page 2 response, always a dicey political issue, has become even thornier since government mismanagement of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. And poll access and voter turnout, both of which hinge upon how people are impacted by the storm, could help shift the outcome in an extremely close race. As organized civilization came roaring back Tuesday in the form of emergency response, recharged cellphones and the reassurance of daylight, harrowing stories and pastiches emerged from Maryland north to Rhode Island in the hours after Sandy’s howling winds and tidal surges shoved water over seaside barriers, into low-lying streets and up from coastal storm drains. Images from around the storm-affected areas depicted scenes reminiscent of big-budget disaster movies. In Atlantic City, N.J., a gaping hole remained where once a stretch of boardwalk sat by the sea. In Queens, N.Y., rubble from a fire that destroyed as many as 100 houses in an evacuated beachfront neighborhood jutted into the air at ugly angles against a gray sky. In heavily flooded Hoboken, N.J., across the Hudson River from Manhattan, dozens of yellow cabs sat parked in rows, submerged in murky

water to their windshields. At the ground zero construction site in lower Manhattan, sea water rushed into a gaping hole under harsh floodlights. One of the most dramatic tales came from lower Manhattan, where a failed backup generator forced New York University’s Tisch Hospital to relocate more than 200 patients, including 20 babies from neonatal intensive care. Dozens of ambulances lined up in the rainy night and the tiny patients were gingerly moved out, some attached to battery-powered respirators as gusts of wind blew their blankets. In Moonachie, N.J., 10 miles north of Manhattan, water rose to 5 feet within 45 minutes and trapped residents who thought the worst of the storm had passed. Mobile-home park resident Juan Allen said water overflowed a 2-foot wall along a nearby creek, filling the area with 2 to 3 feet of water within 15 minutes. “I saw trees not just knocked down but ripped right out of the ground,” he said. “I watched a tree crush a guy’s house like a wet sponge.” In a measure of its massive size, waves on southern Lake Michigan rose to a record-tying 20.3 feet. High winds spinning off Sandy’s edges clobbered the Cleveland area early Tuesday, uprooting trees, closing schools and flooding major roads along Lake Erie.

Gilford public works union agrees to 2-year contract


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The Laconia City Council will hold a Public Hearing on November 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246. The purpose of the hearings is to discuss the progress of, and hear public comment on, the Lakes Region Community Services relocation/renovation to their new location at 719 Main Street in Laconia. Provisions for persons with special needs can be made by contacting the City Manager’s Office, via telephone or mail, at least five days prior to the public hearing. City of Laconia 45 Beacon Street East Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 (603)527-1270

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Health Policy in NH, Candidates Responses 2012 - Page 1

Candidates Responses - Health Policy in New Hampshire On October 1, 2012, the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health and other agencies sponsored a Candidates Forum on Health Policy. Following this Forum, all candidates in Belknap County were asked to respond in writing on the health policy questions discussed at the Forum. The following are the questions and the responses submitted for publication. All entries have been published exactly as submitted. 1. Health Insurance Exchange Because the US Supreme Court largely upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional, NH is on track to have a federally-facilitated health insurance Exchange starting in 2014. Exchanges are intended to increase health plan transparency and choice for customers, and to promote competition among insurers, and so to help small businesses and their employees with health insurance access and affordability. Our State has the option of allowing the NH Insurance Department to maintain it’s regulatory authority of health insurance pl ans in the context of that Exchange, or to have our State’s regulatory authority be replaced and superseded by the federal government. Please describe your position on this issue of State regulatory authority and local control in the context of a federally-facilitated health insurance Exchange for NH. Beth R Arsenault-Democrat-District 9 Representative I believe the state should take advantage of the opportunity to set up its own exchange to benefit NH citizens access to affordable health care.

over healthcare policy when the legislature opted for a federally crafted and run exchange. The better option would have been to join a regional healthcare exchange that took into account New Hampshire’s demographics and specific needs. I believe healthcare plans should be accessible, George Condodemetraky-Democrat-District 6 Representative competitive, transparent, and offer option to consumers. My If the state has the capacity to handle this exchange I would focus is to make sure healthcare premiums for individuals and favor the state deals with it, However if the state is unable to businesses are reined in, as annual double digit increases are deal with the regulatory authority for what ever reason, allow unsustainable. the federal government to take care of it. David O Huot-Democrat-District 3-Representative Lisa DiMartino-Democrat-District 2-Representative I support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to Insurance exchanges are important to insure that the providing coverage for millions of Americans, the ACA has maximum number of citizens have access to health insurance, many provisions and benefits that are good for our citizens. and, therefore, health care. I don’t have a problem with the For example, insurance companies can no longer deny NH insurance Department having authority so long as the coverage for pre-existing conditions; young adults can now same does not dilute the benefits accruing from the Health stay on their parent’s health plan until age 26, there is a Insurance Exchange provisions of the Act. prescription drug cost reduction of $600, increased access to preventative health services, and provisions to strengthen William Johnson-Democrat-District 2-Representative The current legislature did something very "un-New Medicare, to name a few. As far as the ACA provision that requires states to set up Hampshire-like" when it declined to take the opportunity to health insurance exchanges, NH has opted out by way of establish and control our own insurance exchange and opted legislation the ability to set up its own exchange. to allow the Federal government control in the matter. In Consequently, the federal government (HHS) will now step in doing so, we not only lose the element of state prerogatives, but also declined almost $1 million to cover the cost. As the to create and implement NH health insurance exchanges. Initially, all states received funding to help create, develop and concept of "insurance exchanges" is one developed by implement their own health insurance exchanges that would conservative think-tanks in the 1990's and now adopted the benefit each state by allowing for local control. Many states current administration in Washington, it is perplexing to watch have used that funding and have already created their the partisan arguments around its establishment in NH. exchanges, or are far along in the process. NH received a Richard Leonard-Democrat-District 6-Senate million dollars to assist with this process, but our legislators What I find most troubling is that New Hampshire was given voted to return all of the unused money to the federal the opportunity to get a $1 million grant to study whether or government, and in essence stopped our further participation not implementing out own health care exchanges would be in in the process. New Hampshire’s best interest. Given the opportunity to make Besides giving up local control and the fact that funding was a thorough study of the problem, our legislature and Executive available to help states develop and implement their Council made a decision based on blind ideology to stick their programs, there are many other advantages to a state’s head in the sand and say “this is not even worth studying.” participation in the process. For example, the ability to When I am elected to the Senate I will consider all available evaluate existing insurance plans in the state, addressing cost evidence to determine whether health care exchanges are issues such as premiums and co-pays, setting goals, good for New Hampshire. I support solutions that benefit New establishing benchmark plans, and being able to factor in all Hampshire consumers, and certainly am not in favor of of the unique circumstances relating to each state such as handing over New Hampshire’s ability to control its own demographics, metro areas, rural locations, senior and special economy to the federal government. New Hampshire has a needs populations, businesses, etc. long tradition of local control, and I do not see why we would Since the initiative does not take effect until 2014, there is still cede that control over too the federal government without time for NH to participate in the process of developing our even studying it. New Hampshire problems require New health insurance exchanges via a federal/state partnership Hampshire solutions, not solutions designed in Washington hybrid type program. I believe it would be in our best interest without any input from our state. to do so and to seek whatever additional federal funding is Kate Miller-Democrat-District 2-Representative available to help facilitate this endeavor. I am disappointed that the current Legislature turned back the Senator Jeanie Forrester-Republican-District 7-Senator federal funding to set up the exchanges. Now that federal I am a strong proponent of local control, however, I have officials will be setting up NH’s exchanges, I hope that our concerns about how the exchange will work and need to see state insurance department can partner with the federal more data on the health insurance exchange. officials to share pertinent information about the make-up of Andrew J Hosmer-Democrat-District 7-Senator NH’s population, our insurance needs, as working together New Hampshire missed an opportunity to exert more control will be the most effective method.

John T O’Brien-Independent-District 2-Representative I favor keeping the decisions of health care local. It’s difficult to point to any federal agency that would be aware of any individual and/or special circumstances that occur here in New Hampshire. I’d expect that the people of Wyoming have their own problems and opportunities and would want to keep that local as well. While the “intent” of the federal exchange is to increase transparency, choice, and competition for customers, I would hope and expect that the NH State Insurance Department would have the same intent especially in interstate competition and continuation of “existing conditions”. Charles F Smith-Democrat-District 3-Representative My position on the health insurance exchange is that we should accept it into our state and not squander this opportunity. The exchanges will lower the overall cost of insurance for individuals and businesses by adding real competition to the market and improve the availability of insurance to those low and moderate income citizens. Chad Vaillancourt-Democrat-District 3-Representative It is my belief that a health insurance exchange would benefit NH and help lower insurance cost. It will help businesses offer affordable healthcare to its employees, which would mean more money in an employee’s pocket, would lower operating costs for businesses who already offer health insurance, and it would help cities and towns control their tax rates with increasing cost to employee health insurance. When people have a little extra money left over, they spend it, which would help drive the economy. Also those businesses providing health insurance would save money and maybe even consider expanding and creating new jobs. Laconia’s current state representatives voted against this by having our attorney general join the lawsuit challenging the Affordable Healthcare Act and to return federal grants related to this healthcare law, Instead they voted to create an interstate health compact which essentially undermine Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Healthcare Act. Doing this would eliminate all federal protections that people have under these programs and also would not be able to keep up with today’s healthcare costs. These decisions, I feel were made caring about their extremist principles and essentially not worrying about what would be in the best interest for ALL NH citizens Joshua F Youssef-Republican-District 7-Senate I am a big believer in state and local control in government. Often, it is too easy to cede control and authority to the federal level, citing the federal government's larger revenue stream. While I think many would agree that federal dollars have a role to play in public health programs and policy, regulatory authority and local control must, as our founding fathers agreed, rest in the hands of the States and local counties and municipalities when possible. The needs of our communities are best determined by the people that live in those communities. This local control will ensure that our friends and neighbors receive the quality of care that they need.

2. Medicaid Expansion In 2014, NH will have the option to extend its Medicaid program to cover tens of thousands of working people who are low-income and uninsured, and to do so at what appears to be little State cost in relative terms. The federal government will pay 100% of the cost of this new coverage for the first three years, and that federal share of the cost will ratchet down to 90% in 2020 and thereafter. NH Department of Health & Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas has announced that he is securing an expert and comprehensive data analysis of the costs and benefits of this Medicaid expansion opportunity for NH. Do you support that analysis of the pros and cons of this new option? And if you do, please describe how you might use the results to make a decision that is best for NH. Beth R Arsenault-Democrat-District 9 Representative factually based which utilizes data that is on point with this NH should exercise their option to expand Medicaid coverage new initiative. for NH citizens. I do believe that expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of our NH residents without health care is the right thing to do George Condodemetraky-Democrat-District 6 Representative both from a moral and economic stand point. For those Yes I would support the analysis. The results will mean the without coverage, seeking care in an emergency room setting opportunity for thousands of people without health insurance is more costly, and is not an effective or efficient means of would receive the benefits that the law will provide. health care. Further, it drives up overall health insurance Lisa DiMartino-Democrat-District 2-Representative costs across the board. I do support the decision of HHS Commissioner Toumpas to NH has an opportunity to receive 100% of the funding have an expert analysis of the costs and benefits of the required to cover the expansion costs from the federal Medicaid expansion opportunity for NH. However, the government for the first 3 years and 90% thereafter. I believe analysis must be timely, comprehensive, unbiased and it is the right thing to do and would serve to cover the

uninsured, acquire federal funds to offset the costs, and be a smart decision economically and morally for NH. I believe health care is a right for all of our citizens. Senator Jeanie Forrester-Republican-District 7-Senator I do support analysis of the pros and cons of extending the Medicaid program. As mentioned previously, I support local control and would advocate for block grant funding. New Hampshire knows what is best for New Hampshire and I believe we need the control and flexibility to decide how to administer funds. Continued on Page 2

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Health Policy in NH, Candidates Responses 2012 - Page 2 Continued from Page 1-Question 2 Andrew J Hosmer-Democrat-District 7-Senator According to an analysis conducted by the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute published in September 2012 the overall economic impact of expanding Medicaid would be positive for New Hampshire. In addition to covering an additional 36,000 adults, with incomes less than $15,000 per year, New Hampshire’s economy would benefit from $1.1 billion in federal Medicaid funds between 2014 and 2020. Granted the state investment of over $100 million is significant, but New Hampshire would save approximately the same amount in uncompensated care payments currently made to healthcare providers like LRGH and Franklin Hospital. Our Largest employer in the area, LRGH, is under increasing financial pressure because of the current state of healthcare. Expanding Medicaid would relieve some of this pressure and help to stabilize the healthcare system. David O Huot-Democrat-District 3-Representative A cost-benefit analysis of any public program is always important. The results of such an analysis, in my opinion, should be used to make sure the maximum number of low-income and uninsured citizens can take advantage of the Medicaid program. William Johnson-Democrat-District 2-Representative Medicaid expansion will allow the state to cover approximately 50,000 new recipients who are otherwise uninsured with the Federal government covering all the cost until 2017 and most of the cost thereafter. Not only would we be opening the door for better health care for our most at-risk citizens at little cost to the state, but lowering overall health care costs by shifting access to health care from the more expensive venues such as emergency rooms to more efficient, better care through preventative venues. Finally, the injection of approximately $1 billion into the state economy provides an impetus to our economic growth. It makes no sense to block this expansion. Richard Leonard-Democrat-District 6-Senate As a pharmacist, I know how important access to Medicaid is for the low income and uninsured in our state. I would absolutely support Commissioner Toumpas’s analysis of the

pros and cons of implementing a Medicaid expansion, and how we can use the more than $1 billion in federal funds to expand access to affordable health coverage. As State Senator, I would fully support any programs that increase the ability of citizens to access affordable health coverage, particularly preventative services, which will drive down the cost of health care for all New Hampshire citizens. I also know that Medicaid covers over 58 million children nationwide, and I think as a society we owe it to those children, whose access to health insurance is beyond their control, to have programs that will allow them to grow and flourish into the productive citizens that this state and nation need.

not have health care coverage. Obviously, he should have considered a total income package, including health care, in making a job change! Charles F Smith-Democrat-District 3-Representative I’d support Medicaid Expansion into our state. It will provide a significant amount of money flow into our state. In particular Laconia and LRGH will be recipients and an inflow will spill over into our local economy. But more importantly the expansion will provide coverage for those who are less fortunate. With more people covered the overall cost of health care will be lower for everyone.

Chad Vaillancourt-Democrat-District 3-Representative I think an analysis would be beneficial to NH. Some of your Laconia Representatives voted for returning a federal grant that would explore competition and transparency in our current insurance market. Between the more than 9 million that this legislature has cut from LRGH Medicaid Enhancement Tax Reimbursement and the amount of free care they give to the uninsured, the sum adds up to some big dollars. Those dollar losses are recouped through the people who have insurance and are billed at higher rates. It is my belief that the analysis would show more pros than cons. Having more people with health coverage will lower the John T O’Brien-Independent-District 2-Representative amount of free care LRGH provides which in turn would drop It’s always interesting to me that states are readily acceptant their higher rates that are being passed on to health insurance of federal funds thinking that spreading the costs won’t come companies. I also envision this helping working people who back to each taxpayer. Yes, unlike the states, the feds can can’t currently get insurance. print money but that certainly isn’t the answer either! Joshua F Youssef-Republican-District 7-Senate Specifically to this question, why would anyone disagree that I support the studying of any new analysis that comes to light a complete analysis isn’t the prudent way to go. As in any in the name of having smart, capable government. However, business decision, the state should look at all pro’s and cons the first and largest problem with Medicaid isn't that its too to see if we can afford this type of change – even if it’s “paid” small, but that the state has gone back on its promise to for initially by the feds. It will cost the state extra money after rebate the proceeds of the Medicaid Expansion Tax and the the first three years and every year thereafter. A long term DSH monies to the hospitals. It is unconscionable that we as cost analysis is critical in making an informed and responsible a state would tax hospitals for providing life saving services to decision. the people of our district in the interest of generating federal Separately, I always wonder why there isn’t more emphasis funds, and then renege on the agreement to reinvest that tax on personal responsibility with respect to uninsured profit into healthcare. As your Senator, I will demand that we individuals. I’m aware of a high income person that changed solve this complex problem, and that hospitals aren't jobs with a very large raise and then complained that he did penalized for the good work they do. Kate Miller-Democrat-District 2-Representative While I fully support the expansion of Medicaid in NH, I am also glad that Commissioner Toumpas is preparing these facts and figures for policymakers. We must be careful, however, to not compare apples and oranges once these figures are available because long term cost savings, in terms of lower cost health outcomes for example, may actually outweigh short term cost investments. The Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA gave states the capacity to create a Medicaid expansion that fits their state, and that is what I hope NH will be successful in doing.

3. Public Health Public health has been defined as what a community does to ensure the conditions in which all residents can be healthy. If elected, how will you contribute to healthy conditions in the community that elected you? How will you ensure that public health services are adequately funded? Beth R Arsenault-Democrat-District 9 Representative I believe that the real NH advantage is the beauty and health of our environment. As a member of the Laconia School Board for the last 14 years I have supported green building and partnerships for health with our community. I would make funding for public health and environmental responsibility a top priority.

Meals on Wheels, health education., Children in Need of Services, and programs of the UNH Extension Service, as well as opportunities for healthy recreation such as our state parks. In addition, the County Convention can encourage the county to maximize the availability of recreation and health information services at the county level. Public health needs to be viewed not as a needless expense, but as an investment in the community which is, as employers George Condodemetraky-Democrat-District 6 Representative will agree, an important element of job creation. The vast All programs have a cost and that expense has to be dealt majority of public health initiatives are not very expensive and with by developing new approaches to increase revenue. deliver a tremendous amount of bang for the buck. Health care is necessary and important to our community. Preventive medical care keeps everyone health and reduces William Johnson-Democrat-District 2-Representative The best way that our state can assure that "all residents can medical cost. A healthy community is a vibrant community be healthy" is through expansion of health care coverage to Lisa DiMartino-Democrat-District 2-Representative all of our citizens. We, at the state level, should support those I deem sound and effective Public health programs and elements of the Affordable Care Act that rely on state initiatives to play a vital role in the well being of our citizens participation, such as insurance exchanges and Medicaid and communities. I am currently involved in public health expansion discussed above. We not only allow for better policy by serving on numerous boards and committees to health care for more citizens, but increase the opportunity to include the NH Governor’s Commission on Disability, the NH achieve more efficient and less costly outcomes. Further, Medical Care Advisory Committee and the NH Coalition of state support of public health initiatives, especially on a local Caring Committee, among others. I also recognize the level, leads to healthier citizens at lower overall costs. important role and mission that the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health plays in our community. If elected, I will Richard Leonard-Democrat-District 6-Senate support the continuation of sound public health programs and I believe that the two most important things that we can do to be actively involved and engaged with all organizations that ensure a healthy community is ensure everyone has access serve to provide services that keep our citizens and to quality preventative care and comprehensive health insurance coverage. Access to preventative care services communities safe and healthy. ensure that illnesses are caught early on when they are most Senator Jeanie Forrester-Republican-District 7-Senator likely to be treated in a successful fashion, which will cause As we did in Senate Finance, we will work to ensure that our everyone’s health care costs to drop. When people wait until most vulnerable citizens are a top priority. The Governor their sicknesses become severe and use emergency rooms recently acknowledged and I concur, that “we’re going to have as their primary care physicians, it drives up the cost for to continue to manage the budget very, very tightly.” Priorities everyone. Secondly, access to comprehensive health care will need to be set and public health services will be a priority. coverage is crucial in ensuring that no one faces the fiscal cliff Andrew J Hosmer-Democrat-District 7-Senator that can occur to anyone when a catastrophic illness strikes Public Health policy is one of the biggest issues facing our someone without insurance. People need to be able to access legislature. Unfortunately, this legislature has focused on good health insurance, and more importantly maintain it. I reducing the cigarette tax, creating a $20 million hole in the know from personal experience the panic experienced by state’s budget, eliminating the successful Healthy Kids someone who is faced with the prospect of having their program and slashing funding for mental health services. I insurance coverage dropped while trying to combat a disease intend to prioritize Public Health policy by focusing on like cancer. No one should have to make the choice between programs that can have the largest positive impact on our needed medication and food, no one should be forced into communities. bankruptcy just because they got sick, and no one should lose their house because they maxed out their insurance benefit. David O Huot-Democrat-District 3-Representative As a legislator, I will try to contribute to healthy conditions in When elected, I will fight to ensure that every New Hampshire citizen has access to health care coverage before they need

it, so that illnesses can be caught early, and treated affordably, so that the costs of late detection are not passed on to the other citizens of this state. Kate Miller-Democrat-District 2-Representative Here in the Lakes Region we have some remarkable examples of public-private cooperation on behalf of healthy communities. For example, the Wellness Academy at the Laconia High School, the Early Sprouts and Seed to Table curriculum in the elementary schools, and the Got Lunch! programs in several communities. In tight fiscal times, I believe these partnerships are critical to keeping public health in the forefront. At the state level, I would like to study the impact of a surcharge on soda sales. Soda is a prime contributor to obesity rates; a surcharge could both raise revenue and reduce consumption. John T O’Brien-Independent-District 2-Representative As a current elected official, I am cognizant of concerns of healthy conditions throughout my town, district and beyond. I do and would support as many health programs as possible! However, even if we increase taxes there would be agencies that may be short changed due to the current economic problems – there is just so much money available. The term “adequately funded” used in your question leaves much to individual thought. I would expect that the whole country should continually look at costs of health services. Locally, I would get involved in three objectives to support health care. My initial plan would include strategic planning to better identify needed programs. This should include prioritizing which plans require additional funding. I would also include concerns of personal/family responsibility and fraud within system. Charles F Smith-Democrat-District 3-Representative The overall goal of public health should be to promote a healthier population and prevent outbreaks that can infect the public. A sustainable public health policy will create economic and social benefits for our community. If elected I would vote to promote any sensible initiative that will improve public health in Laconia. Chad Vaillancourt-Democrat-District 3-Representative I support public health and believe it is an important part of our communities. I believe in prevention and education to increase ones longevity and also aids in keeping personal healthcare costs low. Healthy Kids program, for example provided preventative care to the states neediest children, Continued on Page 3

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Health Policy in NH, Candidates Responses 2012 - Page 3 Continued from Page 2-Question 3-Vaillancourt however this legislator and you current Representatives decided to get rid of it. Funding it is easy. With these extreme drastic cuts the legislator made, the state is still bringing in millions of dollars in surplus. FUND IT! It is an investment in our children.

Joshua F Youssef-Republican-District 7-Senate The good health of a community is necessary for its continued growth and success. To paraphrase an old saying, healthy begins at home. When citizens have good, long-term employment which pays a living wage, they are more likely to have health insurance, as well as more likely to seek preemptive care. This will simultaneously reduce the healthcare burden on our communities, and raise the

available funds for helping those who still need healthcare. As your Senator, it is my obligation to promote an environment where prosperity and job creation can occur. I will also remove ineffective and costly regulations on insurance and healthcare, such as allowing competition across state lines, which will lower premiums and in turn make health insurance less costly and more affordable.

4. Substance Abuse Despite a record year of alcohol sales, New Hampshire experienced a 20% reduction in state funds available for substance abuse treatment in 2011 and state funds for direct substance abuse prevention programs were eliminated completely. Research shows that alcohol and drug abuse prevention is effective and that treatment works.

Do you think a state that profits from the sale of alcohol has a responsibility to provide prevention and treatment services? And, what would be your position on the issue? Beth R Arsenault-Democrat-District 9 Representative should consider allocating a portion of profits on the sale of I do believe the state has a responsibility for substance abuse alcohol to substance abuse programs. treatment. William Johnson-Democrat-District 2-Representative George Condodemetraky-Democrat-District 6 Representative We absolutely have an obligation to utilize funds generated by Yes I believe the state has some responsibility to provide help the sale of alcoholic products to provide better services for for substance abuse. However I have never heard of any type abuse of that same product. Further, we should NOT reduce of system except for education that can prevent the abuse. such funds so that prevention and treatment facilities are unable to adequately deal with the problem. Research has Lisa DiMartino-Democrat-District 2-Representative shown that half-measures are self-defeating and result in poor I do believe that the State of NH has an obligation to provide outcomes. Further, substance abuse leads to higher crime important and vital drug treatment and prevention programs rates, prisoner recidivism, and higher state corrections cost. that have been proven to be successful. In 2011, NH had a We should not be "penny-wise and pound-foolish." record year of alcohol sales in our state liquor stores, yet cut funding by 20% for substance abuse treatment and Richard Leonard-Democrat-District 6-Senate prevention programs. This is simply wrong from both a moral I do believe that the state has some responsibility for and economic standpoint. providing preventative and rehabilitative services for the Morally speaking, a state that profits from the sale of alcohol simple reason that it will bring down costs in the long term. At should fund prevention and treatment programs. the end of the day, responsibility for citizens who suffer from Economically, cutting funding for programs that are needed to substance abuse problems will fall to the state or assist with prevention and substance abuse treatment will municipalities, be it in the form of homeless shelters, only result in cost shifting and higher future costs. For emergency room visits, or prisons. We can stop these example, on the prevention side, if funding is reduced that adverse outcomes by investing in programs the put a stop to provides education and prevention, we will have more the problem of substance abuse before it starts. Budget individuals, including teenagers, that potentially could have deficits are built on kicking costs down the road until they alcohol or drug related problems. absolutely have to be paid, usually at a cost far exceeding On the treatment side, individuals that have existing what it would have cost if the problem had been addressed substance abuse problems need these successful programs when it arose. Alcohol and substance abuse are public health to become well. Without proper treatment, many of these issues that are both preventable and treatable. People who individuals can and do eventually become involved in the have these problems should be treated with dignity and criminal justice system, or have significant physical or mental without the stigma and prejudice that often accompany such health issues, both of which can have devastating and costly problems. As Senator I would push to reduce the social, ramifications. health, and behavioral consequences that accompany For all of the aforementioned reasons, if elected, I would fully substance abuse problems through education, and supporting support vital and important substance abuse treatment and programs that bring effective and coordinated prevention, prevention programs that have proven to be successful. intervention, and rehabilitative services to those in need. Senator Jeanie Forrester-Republican-District 7-Senator As a former employee of a residential treatment program for youth, I know the value of prevention and treatment services and would advocate for funds for substance abuse.

Kate Miller-Democrat-District 2-Representative I am concerned about alcohol abuse in NH but I am fully aware that most “dedicated” funds are all too easily raided when dollars are tight. I would urge school districts to employ a curriculum that teaches the risks of abusing alcohol, starting Andrew J Hosmer-Democrat-District 7-Senator at a middle school age. The state recently received a $3.6 As a former criminal prosecutor I know that criminal activity is million grant to focus on prevention of alcohol and prescription often fueled by substance abuse. Effectively addressing drug abuse; I would urge the state to continue to seek other substance abuse will make our communities safer. In order to such sources of funding. keep New Hampshire’s overall crime rat low I believe we

John T O’Brien-Independent-District 2-Representative It would be ideal to fund every program including substance abuse. Yes, the state should include some services from the income from state liquor sales. However, keep the vicious circle of costs vs. taxes in mind. One of the states’ largest revenue sources is it’s liquor sales. If we took a bite from that income guess what would happen – more taxes. Rather, I’d work to see more local non government programs set up by peers and volunteer organizations to help with substance abuse problems. Personal and family responsibility certainly needs to play a part in any solution to this very important problem. Charles F Smith-Democrat-District 3-Representative If the state is going to tax alcohol then I’d expect that the profits being reaped from this are used toward helping those individuals whom fallen victim to alcoholism. It isn’t right to turn our backs on people who are stricken by a disease such as alcohol abuse. We must as a community show our support for all and not segregate. Chad Vaillancourt-Democrat-District 3-Representative I do believe that a portion of revenue included in alcohol tax should go towards treatment and prevention. Laconia Representatives voted to decrease the cigarette tax and lost millions in revenue. It is my belief and that common sense dictates that you tax things like alcohol and cigarettes which are both substances that make you unhealthy and put it towards healthcare costs and prevention. Now it is one’s own prerogative to use such substances but you should be taxed on it. This would help offset your healthcare expenses when you develop a chronic illness due to smoking and drinking. As a lieutenant in the fire department, I am very familiar with the considerable increases of chronic health issues in the patients we treat due to smoking and alcohol abuse. Joshua F Youssef-Republican-District 7-Senate As the sole supplier of liquor within its borders, the State of New Hampshire has an obligation to mitigate any damage caused to the public good as a consequence of its intervention in the economy. The State should, using revenues from its alcohol sales, implement reasonable and effective programs aimed towards preventing alcoholism, particularly among our younger citizens.

5. Home and Community Based Care (Choices for Independence) Home and community based services (HCBS) redirects spending away from costly institutional care and towards supports and services in the community. States MAY utilize new opportunities and federal financial incentives to improve access to HCBS and broadening the options available for HCBS. These options include consumer directed care, home health and personal care. AARP also supports services and supports for caregivers, such as employment protections. How will you help expand access to home and community based services (HCBS) in New Hampshire? Will you take advantage of new opportunities, like Medicaid Managed Care and federal incentives to implement HCBS? Beth R Arsenault-Democrat-District 9 Representative I do support expanding Home and Community Based Care and believe it would be an excellent use of expanded Medicaid coverage. George Condodemetraky-Democrat-District 6 Representative I believe very strongly about HCBC. I believe that most seniors would want to stay in familiar surroundings. Lisa DiMartino-Democrat-District 2-Representative New Hampshire would be wise to embrace opportunities and federal incentives to implement HCBS, and I support such programs. New Hampshire, like the rest of the nation, has an aging population as Baby Boomers reach their golden years. In fact, NH and particularly the Lakes Region has a large percentage of seniors. This is due to several factors to include seniors coming to the area to retire. As indicated by the AARP, the majority of seniors would like to remain in their homes and “age-in-place”. I would also add that those with disabilities and special needs can benefit from these programs. Providing services that can be utilized to help with this process rather than in an institutional setting can be a win-win situation. The costs to help seniors remain in their homes by providing medical home care and other essential services is far less then in an institutional setting such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. We must make sure that there is adequate funding and that our public and private insurance programs cover these HCBS

services. Also, we need to ensure that there are adequate services in place in the community to help with this process. One of the most effective new ways to assist with aging in place is by using emerging technologies to monitor, assist and communicate with seniors. That said, there will also be a continuing need for an ample and educated quality workforce of caregivers to provide hands on care. Another important piece to aging-in place deals with the ability of at home seniors to connect with and interact with others in and around their communities. Having safe, accessible, available, transportation that is affordable for seniors and those with disabilities is crucial and will be addressed in the next question. Senator Jeanie Forrester-Republican-District 7-Senator Commissioner Toumpas is working hard to implement the Medicaid Managed Care system in New Hampshire and I support that effort. I do have some concerns about Step 2 and will be actively engaged as the process moves forward to ensure current systems are not dismantled. Andrew J Hosmer-Democrat-District 7-Senator I believe HCBS is a cost effective alternative to institutional care. As healthcare care costs skyrocket, I believe it is imperative to explore cost saving methods that allow people to maintain as much of their independence as possible, in the comfort of their home and with a focus on preserving their dignity. As a senator I will be willing discuss opportunities

presented by Medicaid Managed Care and other state and federal programs that support HCBS. William Johnson-Democrat-District 2-Representative Given the unsustainable rising cost of health care and longterm care for the elderly, it is imperative that we find alternatives to institutionalization with accompanying funds to support in-home care and residence. Institutionalization can be demeaning to those involved, while inefficient and costly. However, if we are reduce nursing home and other care facility residency, we must increase the services that allow the infirm and elderly to stay in their homes. While I support the move to managed care, I would want to assure that the positive care results from existing Medicaid program are not lost. Richard Leonard-Democrat-District 6-Senate I support a wide range of methods for ensuring a healthy New Hampshire population, not just traditional in office doctor visits, but also home, community and hospice care. Home and community care provides a dignified, compassionate and affordable option for those in need of non-emergency care. I would support this state taking advantage of any new opportunities that arise, such as Medicaid Managed Care, or federal incentives that increase the options available to New Hampshire’s citizens to receive the kind of health care that will allow our communities to thrive. The services provided by Continued on Page 4

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Health Policy in NH, Candidates Responses 2012 - Page 4 Continued from Page 3-Question 5-Leonard home and community based care providers, such as home delivered meals, homemaker services, and in home care are vital to ensuring that all of New Hampshire citizens are able to live independently in their homes and communities. Kate Miller-Democrat-District 2-Representative I spent two years in Concord as the Chair of the Long Term Care Caucus focused on the state’s progress in the area of home and community based care. NH is way behind the curve in its use of home-based care versus institutional settings. I am pleased that NH has received a $26 million grant for the Balancing Incentive Program to address that imbalance but I am concerned that infrastructure pieces such congregate housing or a well-paid supportive care work force are missing as we move forward. I look forward to participating in UNH’s Center on Aging and Community Living’s forum on long term care issues which will continue to focus on these critical needs for long term care in NH. John T O’Brien-Independent-District 2-Representative Once again, it would be great to fund any and all programs to give the best care for otherwise institutional citizens. I would

certainly want the state to take advantage of federal programs to the extent possible. Your question uses the term “expand” these services but can we do that with our current economy? Hopefully, an improved economy would create “expansion” in the near future. In my answer I’d have to include personal and family responsibility as part of the solution. My household much of the year includes my 98 year old mother-in-law which works out well for both overall costs and for the level of care for the individual. I also have a 94 year old mother that lives alone but is supported by neighbors and an independent agency that visits several times a week. I do know that Gilford has in place a call back program where if an elderly person does not call in by a certain hour they will send out an officer to check on that individual. It’s these kind of programs and “out of the box” thinking that help keep costs down and help our citizens to remain in their homes for as long as they can and not expand financial support. I certainly would have a concern about employment protections as indicated in your background information for this question. Anything that we do to pass off additional costs to businesses, especially small businesses, could affect the

economic turnaround that everyone is looking to improve in the near future. Charles F Smith-Democrat-District 3-Representative Any opportunity that allows for individuals to remain in their home should be supported. The implementation of Home and Community Based Service would be a wonderful incentive for individuals who would rather receive care in their homes. Home-Based services are proven to provide better care, better outcomes, and lower costs than institutional care. Chad Vaillancourt-Democrat-District 3-Representative I would not reject federal incentives that would one, keep our seniors in their home and two, it is cost effective. Legislators need to leave their agendas at the door and do what’s right for the NH citizens. Joshua F Youssef-Republican-District 7-Senate No one wants to leave home. Our goal should be to allow our older citizens to remain as independent as they can for as long as possible. In order to this, we need to implement smart, home based care solutions and establish cost efficient programs to aid our elderly populations in tasks such as transportation, preparing meals, and household maintenance.

6. Improving and Coordinating Transportation Policy Americans over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population. Research by AARP shows they overwhelmingly want to remain in their homes and communities as they age. To ensure they and their family caregivers can attain that goal. What would you do to ensure that transportation options are safe, affordable, accessible, dependable, and user friendly? Will you commit to finding options that provide flexibility in obtaining funding to provide greater mobility options for people who are either unable to drive themselves or choose not to drive? Beth R Arsenault-Democrat-District 9 Representative hurdles when traveling to the store or doctors’ appointments. I I would commit to finding options that provide flexibility in believe developing public private partnerships that make obtaining funding to provide greater mobility options. travel easier is good for our economy and it will allow for greater independence and dignity for those that depend on George Condodemetraky-Democrat-District 6 Representative public transportation. This is very difficult Question to answer. Most of the state is rural and the only way to provide mobility is through William Johnson-Democrat-District 2-Representative assistance to family members or concerned citizens. Provide I support increased local and state funding of local agencies transportation funding to people who transport the elderly. In involved in providing transportation services to elderly and disabled populations, such the Community Action Program. I urban area’s a bus system would work. would redirect funding from municipalities to the county level Lisa DiMartino-Democrat-District 2-Representative where such requests can be better analyzed for issues of As indicated above, safe, affordable, accessible and quality and efficiency. I also suggest the study of the use of dependable transportation is a critical component for seniors, state tax credits to increase donations of used automobiles. the disabled and others that don’t, or can’t drive. This is important so that those that need assistance with Richard Leonard-Democrat-District 6-Senate transportation are able to remain integrated and thrive within I do support exploring options that provide flexibility in obtaining funding for services that provide greater mobility for their communities. There needs to be affordable options available, and more all of New Hampshire citizens. I think that one of the biggest adequate flexible funding assistance. Funding options for problems with our most recent Legislature has been their transportation should tie into Medicaid, Medicare and private inflexibility. The current Legislature refused to allow even the insurance carriers. The transportation problem is complex and study of options that did not meet their ideological litmus test. their needs to be a strong partnership with all stakeholders to A mobile workforce will only help New Hampshire’s include private and public transportation service providers, businesses grow and expand. Access to a car and a driver’s clients, family members, community service providers and license should not be a prerequisite to finding a good, high paying job. Further, increased access to transportation will insurers, both public and private to help solve this problem. allow our citizens better access to education, health care, and Senator Jeanie Forrester-Republican-District 7-Senator help New Hampshire maintain the beautiful environment that Work with stakeholders towards those goals within the brings thousands of tourists to New Hampshire each year. framework of our current fiscal environment. It may be that we will need to rely more heavily on volunteer organizations Kate Miller-Democrat-District 2-Representative until our economy improves. I am a volunteer for Interlakes Transportation dollars in our state are very tight. A priority Community Caregivers, an organization that helps neighbors right now is safe roads and bridges. I would reinstate the $30 by providing transportation, and I know first hand that our fee on car registrations, as a beginning point in adequate transportation funding. I would also encourage public-private local communities can and do provide great support. cooperation among organizations such as Meredith’s Response to Part 2 of the question: Yes Community Caregivers, where volunteers drive seniors to Andrew J Hosmer-Democrat-District 7-Senator perform various errands, including medical appointments, until In light of the lack of public transportation in the area, and more reliable state funding sources can be derived. knowing how much our Seniors value the opportunity to travel outside their home, I believe it’s important to explore ways to John T O’Brien-Independent-District 2-Representative improve our transportation infrastructure. I know those that Within my suggestion for Strategic Planning, I would certainly depend on public transportation must overcome significant want transportation to be involved. Again, in your somewhat

leading question, you assume that “funding options” could be committed to easily. And, I assume, taxes will need to be raised for this requested commitment. But even raised taxes may not be able to support all of the discussed programs until a better economy is established. Our area currently has a transportation program in place. Unfortunately, when I see these busses they are not close to full. Private organizations, like the Taylor Home, do a great job in filling their busses and take their folks to many local entertainment, programs, and stores. Perhaps these government funded programs could make better use of volunteer, retired, and/or church personnel. Charles F Smith-Democrat-District 3-Representative We should also support policies that provide transportation when necessary for those over 65 and unable to drive. To me the “underlining social contract” for all of health policy is to provide adequate care for every individual. The people referenced in all of these questions had family; friends or coworkers who contributed to our society in some way. It is our turn to help them in return! The morals and values of our country require that we should leave no one behind. Every person is an equal and valuable member of our community. Chad Vaillancourt-Democrat-District 3-Representative One question that I honestly have not done much research on, but believe that there are probably lots of different ideas that could make it easier for our seniors to get around. And as a State Representative I look forward to meeting with seniors to see what would work best for them. Joshua F Youssef-Republican-District 7-Senate Public transportation is something that the Lakes Region is lacking. We should explore public transportation options at a local level wherever it is practical. In particular, cities such as Laconia and Franklin, as well as surrounding towns are communities which would be a strong candidates for transportation solutions. For these areas, healthcare providers should explore partnering with local and state governments as well as private transportation companies to run daily or weekly shuttles from town to the healthcare providers as needed.

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SENATE from page one disparity between property taxes levied on the value of residential and commercial property and current use taxes charged against forested and agricultural land, leading to sentiment to repeal current use taxation, which he called “the foundation of our conservation programs.” Lamb replied that the budget enacted by the Republican legislature downshifted some $114-million in expenses to cities and towns and noted that both candidates for governor have pledged to veto an income or sales tax. In the circumstances, he said that expanding Medicaid to include those earning less than 133-percent of poverty, perhaps 50,000 individuals, offered the only “windfall.” The federal government, he said would pay 100-percent of the cost in 2014 then ratchet its share to 90-percent by 2020, which would amount to about $1-billion. Since some state employees, prison inmates and other patients currently funded by the state would be enrolled in Medicaid, funds would become available to apply to other purposes. Meanwhile the infusion of federal funds would flow through the health care system and local economies. Hosmer and Forrester took the same detour. Hosmer echoed Lamb, but Forrester, while saying she was “open” to expanding Medicaid, urged caution. She doubted that the federal government would honor its commitment and insisted that the federal funds be awarded in the form of a “block grant with no strings attached.” All three candidates finessed several less direct questions bearing on revenues. Bob Birdie of Ashland man asked about funding for the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), which he said enjoys the support of 80-percent of residents. Lamb said that LCHIP was not the only program funded by dedicated revenues that has gone without as its revenues have been diverted to other purposes, mentioning programs for drug and alcohol abuse in particular. “It’s shortsighted thinking that has drained LCHIP,” he said, without indicating how funding might be restored. “Dedicated funds should be just that,” Hosmer agreed. Forrester said that when the issue arose in the Senate Finance Committee she was among those who resisted the efforts of some to eliminate the program. “I can’t promise you we’ll put money into the program until we know where we’re at with the budget,” she said. Ned Therrien of Gilford, a past president of the Timberland Owners Association, asked about

investing capital in the University of New Hampshire, particularly the programs that support agriculture and forestry. Forrester, who was among the architects of the budget that cut $50-million from the university system budget, insisted that she supports higher education, but explained that faced with a deficit of $800,000 to $900,000, the Legislature was forced to make difficult choices between “needs and wants.”. The Senate Finance Committee chose to fund programs and services that served the most vulnerable elements of the population. She recalled visiting the university, particularly the life science programs, and said that while she understood their “we just don’t have the money.” Hosmer pointed out that the Legislature cut the tobacco tax, foregoing some $20-million in revenue, and laid off auditors at the Department of Revenue Administration, which cost millions more. “We are jeopardizing the future of our state,” he said, noting that graduates of colleges and universities in New Hampshire leave with an average $32,000 of debt, the highest in the country. “If we want good businesses to stay here and come her, we have to be willing to invest,” he said. Calling the Republican claim of inheriting a deficit of $800,000 to $900,000 a “myth,” Lamb said that cuts of equal magnitude were not required to balance the budget. He said that raising the tobacco tax ten cents and restoring the auditors would provide sufficient revenue to return $50-million to the university system and in return university officials should be required not to raise tuition for two years. “I believe in shared sacrifice,” he said. When Hunter Carvey of Bristol asked how the candidates would pay to maintain and improve roads and bridges, Hosmer was the first to say he was not calling for an increase in the gas tax, each additional penny of which which raises $8.3-million. But, he said that the rural roads in the state are the ninth most dangerous in the county. “It’s a serious problem.” Forrester agreed, but added that an increase in the gas tax would have an adverse impact on loggers and truckers. “Right now I don’t have an answer,” she said. Lamb chided Forrester for not renewing the $30 surcharge on motor vehicle registrations, which raised $90-million a year for roadworks and suggested motorists paid that much or more in frontend alignments and new tires from driving on poor roads. “We need to take a hard look at some things,” he said. “We’re sending a message that we’re not serious about our infrastructure.”

FIRE from page 2 One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was taken to a hospital. Two civilians suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Firefighters had to rescue several more, climbing onto an awning to take trapped people from an upstairs apartment with a roof that was catching fire from the house next door. A row of about 25 businesses, including a shoe repair store, burned with apartments above many of them. More than 190 firefighters were sent to the blaze, still putting out some pockets more than nine hours after it erupted, training hoses on the inside of a medical center. As daylight broke Tuesday, a stone statue that appeared to represent the Virgin Mary stood next to wooden slats and debris-caked mud, surrounded by no homes. Two logs not attached to anything

crushed the top of a red Ford SUV. Residents walked aimlessly through water-filled streets with electrical wires dangling down in front of them. The neighborhood was among the low-lying areas the mayor said were a flood danger a day before Sandy came ashore, shuttering the nation’s largest city and cutting power to hundreds of thousands.

MERCEDES from page one months that large pine trees on his property, located at the northern end of Lake Winnisquam off from Meredith Center Road, have been toppled. ‘’There was what they called a (storm) microburst here on July 4 that took down two big pine trees near my house. There are still huge upturned stumps left which can be seen from the lake,’’ said Reardon.sgt He is a retired restaurant manager, who once ran the Bonanza Restaurant in Laconia, where T-Bones and Cactus Jack’s is now located, and said that were it not for the threat posed by Hurricane Sandy he and his wife, Barbara, would have left last Friday to spend time in Virginia Beach, Virginia, some 50 miles south of where Hurricane Sandy came ashore.

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MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is pleased to announce that it has signed on as the premier sponsor of this year’s New Beginnings Gala – a night featuring dinner, dancing, and “all that jazz” at Pitman’s Freight Room in downtown Laconia. “We can’t say enough to thank MVSB for their generous sponsorship of this event,” said Kitty Kiefer, education & outreach coordinator at New Beginnings. “The Gala is a wonderful way to bring awareness to, and raise funds to support, our continuous efforts to end domestic and sexual violence and stalking in Belknap County.” This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 from 6:30–11:00 p.m., and features the Compaq Big Band, food by Magic Food Catering, a silent auction, cash bar, and 50/50 raffle. Guests are encouraged to wear 1920’s themed attire, as prizes will be awarded for the most festive get-ups. Tickets are $50 per person, and can be purchased in Laconia at New Beginnings, SunDays or Sunflower Natural Foods, and in Meredith at Innsee next page At right: Staff from New Beginnings, MVSB, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the Laconia Police Department meet at MVSB’s Laconia office to celebrate the bank’s premier sponsorship of the New Beginnings Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, November 3 from 6:30–11 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room in downtown Laconia. Pictured (from left to right) are: Kitty Kiefer, education & outreach coordinator at New Beginnings; Alissa Hawks, AmeriCorps VISTA; Cheryl Carter, branch services supervisor at MVSB’s Laconia office; and Chris Adams, chief of Laconia Police and chairman of the Family Violence Prevention Council. (Courtesy photo)

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LACONIA — The Lakeport Community Association will open the doors of the Lakeport Freighthouse Museum to the public at a Grand Opening on Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15 Railroad Avenue. The Lakeport Community Association (founded in 1997) members spent 15 years and nearly $100,000 in rehabilitating the Freighthouse, upgrading all utilities and improving the structure, complying with building codes and making it handicap accessible, preserving its historical features and adding a boxcar and tracks. Others have helped with funding, in-kind services, antiques and donations of memorabilia of the Boston & Maine Railroad and all things Lakeport. Years of yard sales drew local fans and timely funds.

The exhibits with items that many supporters have donated are ready – Annie Oehlschlaeger’s railroad collection, Bob Fortier’s vast memorabilia collection and scrapbooks, stately knitting machinery or unstately looking wooden water pipes, delicate Victorian clothing presented by the Richardson family, the treasured boxcar and more are all on display. There are many “what is it” contraptions to amuse the curious. NH Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a railroad fan, is planning to visit. Student tours are in the works. Anyone wishing to visit may contact the association at 524-7683 or write P.O. Box 6015, Lakeport, NH 03247. Visit for more information.

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LACONIA — Margaret H. “Moey” Little, 95, of 227 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, October 27, 2012. She was the widow of John Albert Little who died in 1973. Mrs. Little was born March 3, 1917 in West Springfield, Mass., the daughter of William A. and Helen (Shackford) Cowing. She graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, majoring in voice. Mrs. Little was a resident of Melrose, then Concord, Massachusetts before moving to Laconia twenty years ago. She was a summer resident on Lake Winnipesaukee for sixty-five years and a member of the Pendleton Beach Association. Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Binette, widow of Dick Binette, of Laconia; two sons and their wives, W. Geoffrey and Esme Little, of Longmeadow, Mass. and Robert S. and Mary Beth Little of Winchester, Mass.; ten grandchildren, Cari Martin, and her husband Jim; Lisa Cantin, and her husband Tom; Jacqueline Fountain, and her husband Sean; Patricia Surrette and her husband Chris; Kristin Prigmore; Nathan Little, and his wife AnnMa-

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By Holiday Mathis Kardashian. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A friendly exchange contains just the right ingredients to make you smile. This could be the start of a lovely relationship. Halloween alter ego: the Hulk or a pop star (like your sign mate Katy Perry). SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Sometimes, for the sake of a good story, you tell the truth but not the whole truth. Halloween alter ego: a devil, an alien or a music star like your sign mates Nicki Minaj and Jimi Hendrix. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Shop around, and you’ll find that what you want is more affordable than you once thought. Halloween alter ego: a sea monster, a zombie or an icon like your sign mate Elvis Presley. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Share your ideas, and you’ll receive the validation and encouragement that will fuel their development. Halloween alter ego: a hippie or a historic figure like your sign mate Abraham Lincoln. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll conquer a self-imposed obstacle, which may be illusory, but that’s the hardest kind to overcome. So celebrate when it’s done! Halloween alter ego: a mystical creature or a political figure like your sign mate Mitt Romney. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 31). Born on a day of intrigue and mystery, you’ll live up to your reputation this year. In November, you’ll get attention for your work and for the unique way in which you present yourself. December seals a deal. A loving presence makes your personal life a joy in 2013. In May and July, you’ll be paid to travel. Leo and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 10, 49 and 22.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2012. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. On this date: In 1795, English poet John Keats was born in London. In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state. In 1887, Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek was born in Zhejiang Province. In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. In 1941, the Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of some 100 lives, even though the United States had not yet entered World War II. Work was completed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927. In 1959, a former U.S. Marine showed up at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to declare he was renouncing his American citizenship so he could live in the Soviet Union. His name: Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1961, the body of Josef Stalin was removed from Lenin’s Tomb as part of the Soviet Union’s “de-Stalinization” drive. In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations. In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh (seek) security guards. In 1992, Pope John Paul II formally proclaimed that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in condemning the astronomer Galileo for holding that the Earth was not the center of the universe. In 1994, a Chicago-bound American Eagle ATR-72 crashed in northern Indiana, killing all 68 people aboard. In 1999, EgyptAir Flight 990, bound from New York to Cairo, crashed off the Massachusetts coast, killing all 217 people aboard. One year ago: Palestinians won their greatest international endorsement yet with full membership in UNESCO, but the move prompted the U.S. to cut off payments to the Paris-based cultural agency. The United Nations marked the world’s population surpassing 7 billion. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Lee Grant is 85. Former astronaut Michael Collins is 82. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is 81. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 75. Actor Ron Rifkin is 73. Actress Sally Kirkland is 71. Actor David Ogden Stiers is 70. Actor Brian Doyle-Murray is 67. Actor Stephen Rea is 66. Talk show host Jane Pauley is 62. Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell is 55. Movie director Peter Jackson is 51. Rock musician Larry Mullen is 51. Actor Dermot Mulroney is 49. Actor Rob Schneider is 48. Country singer Darryl Worley is 48. Actor-comedian Mike O’Malley is 47. Songwriter Adam Schlesinger is 45. Rock singer Linn Berggren is 42. Actress Piper Perabo is 36. Actor Brian Hallisay is 34. Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas is 32. Rock musician Frank Iero is 31. Actor Scott Clifton is 28. Actress-singer Willow Smith is 12.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 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 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. 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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Gilford Public Library Events. Toddler Time (18 mo – 3 years), 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Conversational French from 3 4 p.m. Crafter’s Corner, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Ashland Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition hosts a free community dinner and forum. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the forum from 6-8 p.m. at the Ashland Booster Club, in Ashland. For more information go to To RSVP for the event call 573-5330 or email fanewton@roadrunner. com. Free dinner and childcare provided.

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PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Rotary is gearing up for its 62nd Annual Penny Sale on Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m. at Plymouth Regional High School. The event draws over 500 fans and friends from all around the state who look forward to this evening of games of chance, several grand prize raffles, food, and music. This fun-filled family event is generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Laconia Eye & Laser Center, and New Hampshire Electric Co-op. Hundreds of local businesses donate assorted prizes for the event. The prizes awarded range from the sublime to the ridiculous and often include such things as dining gift certificates, vaccinations for pets, ski passes, a kitchen sink and even dental work. Each item becomes part of a list of 50 prizes which are raffled off individually to the people who hold raffle tickets for that list. Tickets may be purchased for 50 cents, thus the name “Penny Sale”.

Five rounds of lists of 50 prizes are offered, with the last round containing prizes worth $50 each or more. Tension is high in the Plymouth High School gymnasium as tickets are drawn and the lucky winners are determined. Four grand prizes will also be awarded to the lucky ticket holders of the grand prize raffle drawing. Prizes include $500 cash donated by Community Guaranty Savings Bank; 100 gallons of fuel oil donated by Dead River Company; and a $200 shopping spree offered by Hannaford. The Penny Sale is Rotary’s way of helping local students prepare for the challenges that lay ahead as they approach further education after high school. The Plymouth Rotarians annually offer scholarships to assist deserving students as they seek out traditional 4-year colleges, vocational/technical training, or return to school after work experiences. Last year, 9 students received scholarships totaling $9,000.

LACONIA — The Empty Bowls Banquet which had originally been scheduled for Tuesday night at the Laconia Middle School has been rescheduled to November 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the school cafeteria. Laconia Middle School 7th grade Integrated Arts students are making clay bowls that they are donating to the event and Tavern 27 is donating soup &

bread for the meal. The clay bowls go home with whomever makes a reservation, donates, and attends the event. The monetary donations collected at the banquet will be going to a local Laconia charity. To make a reservation, contact Alexis Eynon at aeynon@laconiaschool. org or call 524 4632 x2334.

GILFORD — The N.H. Marine Patrol is recruiting for full-time officers for the 2013 boating season. The Marine Patrol is the primary law enforcement state agency responsible for safe boating on New Hampshire waterways. Testing for recruits is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 at N.H. Police Standards and Training in Concord. No experience is required, although experience in operating boats or previous law enforcement experience is desirable. Applicants must be high school graduates or possess a G.E.D. and be at least 18 years old at the time of a conditional offer of employment. For full information on becoming a Marine Patrol

officer go to: recruitment/seasonal-trainee.html

Empty Bowls Banquet rescheduled to November 13

Marine Patrol seeking officers for the 2013 season

CALENDAR from preceding page

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Free workshop entitled ‘Position Your Retail Business for Success’ offered by SCORE Lakes Region, Wentworth Economic Development Corporation and TDBank. 5-7:30 p.m. at the Kingwood Youth Center in Wolfeboro. For more details or to register call 569-4216. Head of School Coffee Hour hosted by Sant Bani School in Sanbornton. 9 to 10 a.m. Families interested in learning more about Sant Bani School are encouraged to attend. To RSVP call 934-4240 or email Gilford Public Library happenings. Toddler Time (18 months to three years) 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Conversational French 3 to 4 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6 to 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Bill York from Live Free Home Care and his co-presenter Ann Saulnier discuss “Alzheimer’s The Hidden Patient” as part of National Family Caregiver’s month. 5:30 p.m. at Wesley Woods Community Room in Gilford. A light supper will be served. To RSVP call 5282555 or email Laconia Indoor Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Various farmers, food vendors, artisans, and independent sales representatives will be present. For a full list of vendors and specials go to http:// Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. 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.

Eric Grant Band playing at fund raiser on Saturday

LACONIA — The Cafe Deja Vu Pubmania Team will present the Eric Grant Band Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. at Blackstone’s Lounge, Margate, 76 Lake Street. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the WLNH Childrens Auction. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles and door prizes. Doors open: 6:30p.m. and tickets are $25 per person and are available at Cafe Deja Vu & Greenlaws Music. Call Tony at (603) 998-1418 for more information.

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Dear Annie: In the 20 years I’ve been with my partner, I’ve had suspicions that he’s cheated. Whenever I confront him, he becomes angry and tries to turn it around on me. I finally decided I had to know, so I bought mini digital voice recorders and left them on in the house whenever I’d leave for work. Lo and behold, my suspicions were correct. My problem now is how to confront him with the proof. I’m not proud that I’ve been spying on him for weeks. But he would never own up to his cheating unless it was indisputable. I know he will be angry with me, but what he has done is totally wrong. He keeps telling me we need to work on us. How is that possible when he makes a phone call to his “girlfriend” every morning after I leave for work? This is making me physically ill. -- Had To Know Dear Had: Your boyfriend’s behavior made you suspicious, so you took the step of finding proof. And you found it. Stop berating yourself for doing a little private detective work. Your boyfriend is cheating. He will continue to make excuses and try to put the blame on you. Tell him what you discovered, show him the proof, and tell him it’s over. And mean it. Dear Annie: Christmas is just around the corner. Teachers appreciate the gifts from their students, but I know many teachers who spend their own money on classroom needs. Please suggest that students consider giving teachers a gift card to places that offer school supplies and also for coffee shops, microwave soups and other consumables. Similarly, our senior citizens could benefit from practical items like store and restaurant gift cards, postage stamps, etc. They do not need any more knickknacks to gather dust. -- J.M. Dear J.M.: You have made some excellent, sensible suggestions, and we hope those who are giving holiday gifts to teachers and seniors will keep them in mind.

Dear Annie: I felt a need to respond to “Enough,” the 57-year-old male who has been divorced for 26 years and hasn’t dated for the past three. He is adamant that he will date only women he finds physically attractive (translation: not fat), but his family feels he is cutting himself off from meeting some very nice women. I am a 52-year-old female, divorced for two years and built like a plus-size model. I am intelligent, witty, neat, welldressed, make a decent living and am told I am pretty. I had one blind date with a man I met through an online dating service. We had emailed each other for a week and chatted on the phone several times. I figured we had had such great conversations that my looks wouldn’t matter. I was wrong. He said there was no “spark.” I then tried to hire a professional matchmaker, and when I described myself as “Rubenesque,” she said she has a hard time finding men among her clientele willing to date women who wear a size larger than 12. While I have no interest in a man who would summarily dismiss me as a potential date solely based on my size, I am beginning to wonder where all the real men are. There have to be some decent guys out there who are not so shallow and ignorant. So far they appear to be pretty scarce. -- Plus-Sized Good Catch Dear Catch: In all fairness, being attracted to someone is not insignificant. But just as beautiful people can seem ugly if they have rotten personalities, a person of any size can become attractive by discovering a kind, warm, funny, intelligent human being inside. The problem is, few people are willing to let those relationships blossom, giving outward appearance more “weight” than it deserves. Dear Readers: Happy Halloween. Please dress your trickor-treaters in flame-retardant costumes that don’t obstruct walking or vision, and be sure to accompany them.

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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.



AUSTRALIAN shepherd male puppy. Black & white, heath certificates, first shots, started house training. $500. 455-4605 or 455-7463. LABRADOR Retriever pups AKC. Simply irresistible! Chocolates/ blacks. Bred for breed standards and temperament. In-home raised. (603)664-2828. LOVE bird with cage. Owner moved away. $150. 455-4605 or 455-7463. WHITE Male Cockatiel- Approximately 1 1/2 years old, healthy, talks, cage & all $150. 934-4428

Announcement Jeri Ann!s Cleaning Service is doing a

Blanket Drive for the Homeless and Needy Drop off blankets at 132 Winter St. Laconia or Call for pick-up 528-1963

INVITATION TO BID Herbicide Treatment for Milfoil The Town of Alton is accepting sealed bids for Herbicide Treatment for Milfoil in the Town of Alton in areas indicated on provided maps in 2013-2015. Sealed bids must be received by November 13, 2012 at 3:00pm at the Alton Town Hall. For a complete bid package with specifications please contact Alton Parks and Recreation at 8 7 5 - 0 1 0 9 , o r

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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2005 Toyota Camry 4 cyl excellent condition 4 snows on wheels inlcuded 32 mpg 106K miles $8,200. 603-661-9519

Diver-Assisted Suction Harvesting (D.A.S.H.) Services The Town of Alton is accepting sealed bids for Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting Services in the Town of Alton in areas indicated on provided maps. Bid includes removal of milfoil through Diver-Assisted Suction Harvesting (D.A.S.H.) and transportation of milfoil debris off site for removal from 2013-2015. Sealed bids must be received by November 13, 2012 at 3:00pm at the Alton Town Hall. For a complete bid package with specifications please contact Alton Parks and Recreation at 875-0109, or

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.

Willing to drive your car to Florida you pay gasoline cost. 581-9991

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 07 Versa 4 dr sedan, 47k miles, excellent cond, $8,800. 744-9329 1968 Oldsmobile Delmont 88, great condition, custom exhasut, fully inspected. $3200 obo. 366-6575 1994 Toyota Pickup: MINT condition-like new. New 31 ” MAXXIS tires, 185k miles, $5500. Call 387-4089 1998 Nissan Quest Van. Needs work, $800 or best offer. 603-455-7821 1999 Expedition Eddie Bauer loaded excellent maintenance needs nothing 161K miles $2200 603-661-9519 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

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 617-519-1274

Business Opportunities LOOKING for artists to sell their drawings, paintings, sculptures & other forms @ Leavitt Park Arts & Crafts Show, December 9th. Call Studio 23 @ 527-8980 for more info. (Limited vending spots available). MUSICIANS Wanted: Looking for different types of musicians to play a solo or duo, 1/2 hr set, at Leavitt Park Arts & Crafts Show, December 9th. Great networking opportunity! For more info., call Studio 23 @ 527-8980, (Limited

For Rent

For Rent


GILFORD - 1 or 2-bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

Clean ~ Newly Renovated Lakeport Convenience Heat & Hot Water Included Section 8 Approved $700/Month

Call 387-2600

GILFORD: 3 bedroom 2 3/4 bath, 2 car garage, quiet street, hardwood floors throughout. $1,295/Month +utilities, security & references. 520-0976

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.

LACONIA - 2 bedroom apartment available. Large yard, storage area, $875/Month, heat included. 845-8659

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

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.

ALTON/GILFORD Line 2BR Cottage w/3-season Porch, $220-235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $240-260/week +utilities. Beach access. 603-365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. Belmont farmhouse 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, large balcony, heat & electric included. No pets/No smoking. $760/Month. 340-6219 BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $230/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, BELMONT: 2-3 bedroom, freshly painted, child-friendly neighborhood, no pets. References and security. $185/week +utilities. 520-5209. BELMONT: 2-Bedroom, heat/hot water included, $820 per month plus security deposit. No dogs. 630-2614. BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly renovated. $700/month, includes heat & hot water. 217-4141. FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468. GILFORD studio apartment. Ground floor, year-round, convenient. No pets, no smokers. $600/Month includes utilities. 293-4081.


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.

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.

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For Rent

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

For Sale

For Sale

GENERATOR Portable 15KW Guardian Generator $1,100 Call 455-0885

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

LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $995/month. 603-630-4153.

Furniture AMAZING!

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 Street!s finest Victorian homes. Walk to downtown & beaches, 2 porches, fireplace, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Heat/hot water included. $950/Month. 528-6885 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 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,

NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, includes basement. $220/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234


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

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

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

BLAIS EQUIPMENT Buying DailyCAT Komatsu Etc. Large inventory, all makes. Call 603-765-8217

IVER Johnsons 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

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

For Sale 2 - like new studded snow tires on Ford Explorer rims P235/70R16. $195/ obo. 603-364-2141

Updated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $900 per Month No Smoking – No Pets 1 Year Lease

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

LADDERS: Aluminum, several different sizes. Please call for info. 455-1533. LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. 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

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

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

LACONIA: Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor. heat & hot water included. $150/week. 832-1639

AUTOMIC Shape Skis, Atomic boots size 10, poles, ski bag, $275. 455-6296

LACONIA: Small 1 bedroom apt. near park & beach. $800/ month & sec deposit. Includes heat, hw, washer & dryer. Must be responsible, quiet Cats OK. 603-528-3840

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.

LACONIA: Huge 2 bedroom Apartment w/hardwood floors. $700. Also have 3 bedroom HOUSE $800., hardwood floors. Available immediately. Call: 520-6772

DRIVEWAY sander, Curtis Fast Cast 2000. Fits 2x2 receiver. Used once. $850. (603)387-8712.

PUB table with leaf & 8 high-back bar stools. Like new condition. $700/or best offer. 978-807-1450

DRY Seasoned cord wood. $210, U-Pick up. Meredith 455-6296

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

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: Studio, $625/ month or pay weekly. Includes heat, hot water, electricity. On-site laundry. Security & references required. No pets. 253-8863 or 393-8245. 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

WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month.

FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, or upstairs larger unit. $630/Month, heat/hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.

2 new Formica beveled-edged countertops, approx 2 ft by 5 ft. $35 each. 937-0291

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.

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

Section 8 welcome. 3 bedroom on route 106, Laconia, N.H. Parking, garage, large yard, $1,200/mo. includes utilities. 528-2227

LACONIA: Condo for Rent


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.

Elegant dining room table with 6 chairs and two leafs. Matching hutch, lots of beautiful detail. Doesn!t fit my new home. $1,050. 455-3717 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 FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green and seasoned. Call 286-4946 FIREWOODDry, cut, split, delivered. $270 per cord. 520-8851 FIREWOOD- Green & Seasoned. Full cords. Over 20 years in business. Tree Service also Available. Insured. 603-279-7354 FOUR P205 55/16 All Season Bridgestone tires 60% tread. $100. 455-0404 Futon, Good condition, $40. Outdoor swing with canopy $50.

“NEVER pay another heating bill.” Heatmor stainless steel outdoor wood and pellet furnaces. Financing available. Call Chuck at 493-4181

Heavy Equipment

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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: 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

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, NH 03246. Fax: 603-645-5210 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Help Wanted

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

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

Newfound Area School District is looking for a varsity winter spirit coach, beginning Nov. 19th. Please send resume and names and phone numbers of 3 references to:

Peter Cofran, Athletic Director, at or call 744-6006, ext.119.

SPORT FIRST AIDER 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

Newfound Regional High School is looking for a Sport First Aider, beginning Nov. 19th. Please send resume and names and phone numbers of 3 references to:

Peter Cofran, Athletic Director, at or call 744-6006, ext.119.


SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980

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

Full-time Experienced Line Cook

Trex 4500 Mountain Bike $100. 13ft. ocean kayak w/two dry wells $125. Call 561-629-4979

105 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 536-7577

Winnie the Pooh Lampshade, $10. (2) Winnie the Pooh pillowcases and small fleece blanket,

LINECOOK: FT/PT at Water Street Cafe. Apply in person. See Ted, Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Weekends a must Apply in person

Main Street Station

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

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

PAINTERS: Experienced with own transportation. Part/Full Time. Call 630-8333.

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


CHAIR CANING/CLASSES. Shop located at 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603.393.6451

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


With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. (603)733-9070.

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


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 The Town of Northfield is an equal opportunity employer

Motorcycles 2007 Honda Scooter 49cc- No Motorcycle license required. 750 miles. Mint condition/must sell. $900. 387-9342

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

Recreation Vehicles


CUSTOM STONEWORK: Walls, patios, granite, ponds and waterfalls. Free Estimates, insured 998-5339.

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

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.

FALL Clean-Up: Two men looking for fall clean-up jobs. 455-6296 FALL Yard Work- Leaf clean-up & removal, mowing and general yard maintenance. Call Mike or Alan, 860-519-2523 Leave Message HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email:

Send resume and letter of intent to:

Chief Joseph Collins Gilmanton Police Department PO Box 190 Gilmanton, NH 03237 An Equal Opportunity Employer

As su do sin (20

2008 650 Can Am Outlander XTLow miles, like new, $5,000. 393-6793


Closing Date: 4:00pm on November 2, 2012

M. wo ce 60

Buy • Sell • Trade

BUSINESS Telephone Systems Sales, Repairs Data & Voice Cabling. 20 Years in Business

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‘Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit’ presented by Inter-Lakes Middle Tier

The Big Bad Wolf (Robbie Sassan) consults with his lawyer, Little Bo Peep (Liz Mouse) in the upcoming Inter-Lakes Middle Tier Theater Company Production of “Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit”. Did the wolf blow down the Three Little Pigs Houses? If it wasn’t him, was it Jack and Jill or maybe Hansel and Gretel? To learn the answers to these important questions join the Inter-Lakes Middle Tier Theater Company on November 1 and November 2 at 7p.m. in the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door: children under 10, $4 all other, $6. (Courtesy photo)

Sonatas for violin and piano presented at Plymouth State University on November 4



Services SNOWPLOWING MEREDITH AREA Reliable & Insured

Michael Percy

677-2540 STEVE!S LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARD WORK For all your yard needs and tree removal. 524-4389 or 630-3511

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present a recital of sonatas for violin and piano by Professor of Piano Carleen Graff and guest violinist Bozena O’Brien at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 4 in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. The program will include Sonata in Eb Major, Op. 15, No. 1 by Muzio Clementi; Sonata No. 2, Op. 82 (Espanola) by Joaquin Turina and F-A-E Sonata by Albert Dietrich, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Bozena O’Brien came to the United States from Poland at the age of 10 years, continuing her musical education in this country with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and as a Young Artist member at Tanglewood. O’Brien performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, CCMS Musicians of Wall Street, the Brinkler Piano Trio, and as a freelance violinist throughout New England. She has taught at St.

Paul’s School for 20 years and at Concord Community Music School, where she is string department chair. She has also taught at Kimball Union Academy and Holderness Preparatory School. Carleen Graff is professor of music at Plymouth State University, where she teaches piano performance, class piano and piano pedagogy. She holds D.A., M.A. and B.M.E. degrees and is the recipient of the Master Teacher Certificate from the Music Teachers National Association and the Teacher-Member of the Year Award from the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association. A frequent adjudicator for competitions and evaluations throughout the United States and Canada, Graff has performed solo and chamber recitals in New England, the Mid-West and Germany. She also directs the Plymouth Digital Keyboard Orchestra for young students and has had several digital keyboard works published by Ogilvy Music. Free tickets for the concert are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 and (800) 779-3869.

Celebrations in the SUN

SNOW PLOWING: Commercial, residential, Meredith & surrounding towns. Insured. 998-5339.

.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality ork for any size electrical job. Linsed-Insured, Free estimates/ 03-455-5607

$45/Month (6) 30-Gallon bags per week



sphalt roofs, vinyl siding w/ inulation. Vinyl replacement winows. Alstate Siding & Roofing nce 1971. (603)733-5034, 07)631-5518.


Storage Space TREE WORK: Serving the Lakes Region, insured. 998-5339.

INDOOR Winter Storage: Cars, bikes, small boats. Competitive rate, limited space. Route 106, Gilmanton, NH. 603-520-4701.

Let the entire community know about that important event in your family!

Special section each Saturday! Anniversaries Engagements Weddings Births Graduations Military Honors

$10 ($15 with photo) includes publication on Saturday in The Laconia Daily Sun Community Page and on the web at (birth announcements are free!)

Call us at 603-737-2010 or send an email to to find out how to get started!

Sponsorship provided by TLC Jewelry. To become an advertising sponsor email or call 603.737.2020

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trade in trade up


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


1Year Free Scheduled Maintenance*

3 Oil Changes Free


Stock# DJC518

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



37 Corolla’s Available

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


1.9% Available

Stock# CJC523


59/MO 16,999


Roadside Assistance

35 MPG

35 MPG




23 Camry’s Available


Stock# CJC351


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


89/MO 20,999


27 MPG

51 MPG




RAV4 4x4


139/MO 22,607


0% Available 60 Mos


35 Prius Available

Stock# CJT960

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



95/MO 24,999


26 Rav4’s Available


0% Available 60 Mos

Lease for 24 months with 12,000 miles per year. $2,999 cash or trade equity, 1st payment, $650 acquisition fee and $369 dealer fee due at signing. $0 security deposit with approved credit. No sales tax for NH residents. All rebates to dealer. Manufacturers programs are subject to change without notice. Ad vehicles reflect $1,000 Irwin savings voucher. Expires 11-4-2012.

37 MPG

40 MPG


Stock# CFC151


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



58/MO 16,919


10 Focus’ Available


0% Available 60 Mos


Stock# DFC712


MSRP.......................... $26,005 Irwin Discount.............. $2,543 MFG Rebate................. $1,500


30 MPG



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


125/MO 21,962



11 Fusion’s Available

Stock# DFT144



229/MO 29,699


.9% Available


9 Escape’s Available

23 MPG


Stock# CFT507

F150 XLT S/C 4x4

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



219/MO 30,818


2.9% Available

21 F150’s Available


0% Available 60 Mos

Lease for 24 months with 10,500 miles per year. $2,999 cash or trade equity, 1st payment, $595 acquisition fee and $369 dealer fee due at signing. $0 security deposit with approved credit. No sales tax for NH residents. All rebates to dealer. Manufacturers programs are subject to change without notice. Ad vehicles reflect $1,000 Irwin savings voucher. Expires 11-4-2012.

Irwin Toyota | Scion | Ford | Lincoln Irwin Hyundai

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446 Union Avenue Laconia, NH

603-524-4922 /

$1,000 To The Order Of

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Authorized Signature

40 MPG

40 MPG Stock# HDS180


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


57/MO 14,199


8 Accent’s Available


1.9% Available

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


Irwin Automotive Group Valued Customer



Additional Savings Voucher

59 Bisson Avenue Laconia, NH



Stock# HDC253


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


79/MO 16,227


15 Elantra’s Available


1.9% Available

35 MPG



Stock# HDT280

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



89/MO 19,383


19 Sonata’s Available


0% Available

30 MPG


Stock# HDT517


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


179/MO 25,534


22 Santa Fe’s Available


19% Available

Lease for 36 months with 12,000 miles per year. $2,999 cash or trade equity, 1st payment, $595 acquisition fee and $369 dealer fee due at signing. $0 security deposit with approved credit. No sales tax for NH residents. All rebates to dealer. Manufacturers programs are subject to change without notice. HMF May be required. Ad vehicles reflect $1,000 Irwin savings voucher. Expires 11-4-2012.

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