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LACONIA — A second attempt for a plea and sentencing agreement for one of the two men accused of being 2012’s notorious bedtime burglars failed yesterday after the county attorney, the defense and the judge couldn’t agree on the terms of a pre-sentencing investigation. For the second time Spencer Mullarkey, along with Atty. John Clothier, stood before see PLEA page 12


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Gilmanton enrollment up in early grades; trend or blip? BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILMANTON — While most small school districts in the region are struggling with the challenge of steadily declining enrollment, the kindergarten through eighth grade school here seems to be reversing that trend — though the School Dis-

trict’s top administrator isn’t sure if it’s a temporary aberration or a sign of things to come. Superintendent John Fauci said he’s seen enrollment in Gilmanton fluctuate from 385 students to as high as 425 over the course of his seven years in the district. This year’s enrollment, 413, is within that range, but

it’s the students in the youngest two grades which have been raising eyebrows. “Our number of kids in our kindergarten and first grade are definitely up over what we’ve seen in the past. So much so that we’ve added teachers.” The town’s students in grade K-8 are educated in the school

building on Rte. 140, midway between Gilmanton Iron Works and Four Corners. The older children are tuitioned to Gilford High School. With the exception of fifth grade, which has 52 students, enrollment in grades two to 12 falls within the 39 to 45 range. see GILMANTON page 13

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Polite but pointed, Obama & Romney go at it on economy DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. “The status quo is not going to cut it,” declared the challenger. Obama in turn accused his rival of seeking to “double down” on economic policies that actually led to the devastating national downturn four years ago. Both men made frequent references to the weak economy and high national unemployment, by far the dominant issue in the race for the White House. Public opinion polls show Obama with a slight advantage in key battleground states and nationally, and Romney was particularly aggressive, like a man looking to shake up the campaign with a little less than five weeks to run.

Polite but pointed, the two men agreed about little if anything. Obama said his opponent’s plan to reduce all tax rates by 20 percent would cost $5 trillion and benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle income taxpayers. Shot back Romney: “Virtually everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate.” The former Massachusetts governor and businessman added that Obama’s proposal to allow the expiration of tax cuts on upper-level income would mean tax increases on small businesses that create jobs by the hundreds of thousands. The two campaign rivals clasped hands and smiled as they strode onto the debate stage at the University of Denver, then waved to the audience before taking their places behind identical lecterns. There was a quick moment of laughter, when Obama referred to first lady Michelle Obama as

“sweetie” and noted it was their 20th anniversary. Romney added best wishes, and said to the first couple, “I’m sure this is the most romantic place you could imagine, here with me.” Both candidates’ wives were in the audience. The two men debated before a television audience likely to be counted in the tens of millions. They will meet twice more this month, and their running mates once, but in past election years, viewership has sometimes fallen off after the first encounter. Without saying so, the two rivals quickly got to the crux of their race — Romney’s eagerness to turn the contest into a referendum on the past four years while the incumbent desires for voters to choose between his plan for the next four years and the one his rival backs. Romney ticked off the dreary economic facts of life see DEBATE page 27

CONCORD (AP) — When it comes to promoting New Hampshire to the rest of the globe, gubernatorial candidates Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamontagne seemed to agree Wednesday that the state should re-institute a fund devoted for that purpose. The two candidates never faced each other directly in a debate, but presented their positions separately for improving NH’s tourism sector before a crowd of about 125 people, who filled a conference room at the Grappone Center in Concord. Direct spending by visitors to New Hampshire topped $4.2 billion in 2011. A fund that was created in 2009 to pay for tourism promotion was suspended by the Legislature

in 2011. The fund allocated 3 percent of the state’s meals and rooms tax for tourism promotion. Hassan, a Democrat, said she would support reinstating the fund if she is elected governor. Lamontagne, a Republican, said he would work to have the fund become part of the budget. “That’s what I would try to achieve,” he said. “I believe the dedicated funds are there for a purpose.” Neither of the candidates said they would support an increase in the 12 percent rooms and meals tax. The candidates also supported the development of a casino in New Hampshire near the Massachusetts border. If Massachusetts builds a casino, Hassan see TOURISM page 12

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections mostly for back pain, health officials said Wednesday. Four people have died, and more cases are expected. Eighteen of the cases of fungal meningitis are in Tennessee where a Nashville clinic received the largest shipment of the steroid suspected in the outbreak. The drug was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts that issued a recall last week. Investigators, though, say they are still trying to

confirm the source of the infections. Three cases have been reported in Virginia, two in Maryland, two in Florida and one in North Carolina. Two of the deaths were in Tennessee; Virginia and Maryland had one each, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More new cases are almost certain to appear in the coming days, said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner. Five new cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours, he said see MENINGITIS page 4

‘Batman’ charged with N.H. gubernatorial candidates discuss tourism obstructing Michigan cops

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — The search for a driver who fled an accident scene in northern Michigan over the weekend was apparently a job for a dog, not a bat. State troopers arrested 33-year-old Mark Wayne Williams because they say he refused to leave them alone after he showed up Saturday night wearing a Batman outfit. “He wouldn’t clear the scene, and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent,” State Police Sgt. Jeff Gorno told the Petoskey NewsReview ( ). “He said he wanted to help us look for the driver.” “We didn’t want the dog to track Batman instead o the accident scene, and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do,” the sergeant said. Williams wasn’t carrying any dangerous weapons, but his costume and gear were confiscated, Gorno said. He was charged with resisting and obstructing police in an investigation, and he posted bond and was released from the county jail. He is due back in court Oct. 18. A call to a number listed as Williams’ Petoskey home rang unanswered Wednesday. It’s not Williams’ first brush with the law as the caped crusader. see BATMAN page 5

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LACONIA — In the wake of his conviction for three counts of receiving stolen property, the Laconia Licensing Board voted unanimously yesterday to suspend the license of Cash N Toy’s owner Fred Brent. The board, which yesterday consisted of Police Capt. Matthew Canfield and Bob Rogata, agreed that Brent has violated city ordinance which allows for the suspension of a pawn brokers license if the owner is charge or convicted of a violation of the ordinance or any other local, state or federal crime. He will be sent a letter by certified mail and has 10 days from the date of receipt to challenge his suspension. Brent has said he is liquidating his stock and closing his upper Union Ave. store. Brent was not at yesterday’s board meeting but MENINGITIS from page 2 Wednesday, calling the situation a "rapidly evolving outbreak." But federal health officials weren't clear about whether new infections are occurring. They are looking for — and increasingly finding — illnesses that occurred in the last two or three months. Meningitis involves swelling of the brain. Officials say this type of fungal meningitis is caused by a common fungus often found in leaf mold. It doesn't normally cause disease in healthy people. Fungal meningitis is not contagious like the more common viral and bacterial meningitis. Symptoms include worsening and severe headache, nausea, dizziness and fever. Some of the patients in Tennessee also experienced slurred speech, and difficulty walking and urinating, Tennessee health officials said. "Some are doing well and improving. Some are very ill — very, very seriously ill and may die," Dr. David Reagan, a Tennessee health official said of the state's patients. The incubation period is estimated at anywhere from 2 to 28 days, so some people may not have fallen ill yet, Tennessee health officials said. At three clinics in Tennessee, officials are contacting the more than 900 people who received the steroid in the past three months Investigators have been looking into the antiseptic and anesthetic used during the injections. Neither has been ruled out. However, the primary suspicion is on the steroid medication. Steroid shots

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At UNH, Bill Clinton blasts GOP for trying to take way students’ voting rights DURHAM (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday urged out-of-state college students to vote in the battleground state of New Hampshire, accusing Republicans of trying to take away their rights. Clinton criticized the state’s disputed new voter registration law while campaigning for President Barack Obama at the University of New Hampshire. He said while some students may believe this election doesn’t matter, “Republicans in New Hampshire think it matters — that’s why they’ve worked so hard to keep you from voting,” he said. Students traditionally have been allowed to declare the state their domicile for voting purposes without holding legal residency, which involves an intent to stay for an extended period of time. A federal judge ruled in 1972 that New Hampshire could not forbid out-of-state students from voting in the state even if they planned to leave after graduation, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled similarly seven years later. But under a law passed over Democratic Gov. John Lynch’s veto this year, new voters would be required to sign a statement saying they are subject to laws that apply to all residents, including laws requiring drivers to register cars and get a New Hampshire driver’s license. The statement doesn’t specifically require students to be residents but makes them subject to hundreds of laws involving residency. Out-of-state college students have challenged the law, and the matter remains tied up in court five weeks before the election. In the meantime, the Obama campaign has been ZAC RIVARD






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BATMAN from page 2 He was arrested last year after police received a report of a man dressed as Batman on the roof of a Petoskey business. When officers arrived, they found Williams, dressed as Batman and carrying a baton-type striking weapon, a can of chemical irritant spray and a pair of sand-filled gloves.



he said. “Not every job in the 21st century will require a four-year degree, but almost every job will be created by someone who has one.” Beyond education, Clinton cast the election as a choice between a nation that celebrates diversity, cooperation and shared prosperity and one built on conflict and an “on your own attitude.” And he argued that Obama’s economic plan is better both in the short term and long term than Romney’s. “The only reason this is a race is that we’re Americans, we’re impatient, we want things fixed yesterday, and the economy is not fixed,” he said. It was Clinton’s second trip to New Hampshire in just over two months. In late July, he campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan. Obama won New Hampshire in 2008, and recent polls have given him an edge over Romney in the state where Romney owns a summer home and has maintained a significant campaign presence since the January presidential primary.




actively urging out-of-state students to register in New Hampshire, telling them that their vote “counts more” in a swing state. Republican legislative leaders strongly object, saying legal residents shouldn’t have their votes diluted by students. Clinton, who spoke hours before the first debate between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, also told students that the candidates’ positions on the student loan system was reason enough to favor Obama. Obama wants to make tax credits for college expenses permanent and expand Pell grants for lower-earning families. Romney, who stresses the need to curb college costs, says that making government the direct source of federal student loans has not worked and simply drives tuition higher. Clinton argued that returning to the old system will give subsidies to banks and make student loans more expensive and more difficult to re-pay. “Nothing could more clearly state the difference in approaches to our long-term economic challenges,”




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Pat Buchanan

Obama’s foreign policy unraveling Three days after Ambassador Chris Stevens was assassinated, Jay Carney told the White House press corps it had been the work of a flash mob inflamed by an insulting video about the Prophet Muhammad. As the killers had arrived with rocketpropelled grenades and automatic weapons, this story seemed noncredible on its face. Yet two days later, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice doubled down. Appearing on five Sunday talk shows, she called the massacre the result of a “spontaneous” riot that was neither “preplanned” nor “premeditated.” Carney and Rice deceived us. But were they deceived? It is impossible to believe that Carney would characterize the Benghazi, Libya, massacre as the result of a protest that careened out of control unless he had been told to do so by the national security adviser, the White House chief of staff or President Barack Obama himself. Who told Carney to say what he did? Who arranged for Rice to appear on five shows to push this line? Throwing a rope to Rice and Carney, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said last week that only recently had his team concluded that Benghazi was the work of terrorists. Yet intelligence insiders were leaking to the press the day after Stevens was murdered that it was terrorism. Now that the cover story — that the murder of Stevens and the other Americans was the result of a spontaneous outburst the Obama administration could not have foreseen or prevented — has collapsed, the truth is tumbling out. And the truth is more alarming. For it calls into question the credibility and competence of Obama’s security team and the judgment of the president himself. What do we now know? Stevens believed he was on an al-Qaida hit list and so wrote in his diary. He was concerned about a rise in Islamic extremism in the city. “Days before the ambassador arrived from the embassy in Tripoli,” The Washington Post reported Sunday, “Westerners had fled the city, and the British had closed their consulate.” Rice insisted that the act of barbarism arose out of a protest, but there may not even have been a protest, just a military assault with RPGs, machine guns and mortars that hit a safe house a mile from the consulate, killing two former Navy SEALs, while other U.S. agents fled to the airport. So dangerous is Benghazi, The New York Times reported Friday, FBI agents investigating the ambassador’s assassination have yet to venture into the city.

Was U.S. intelligence oblivious to how dangerous Benghazi was when Stevens went in? Was not Benghazi’s reputation as a haven for Islamic jihadi known to us all before we “liberated” Libya? This is the city U.S. air power saved when Moammar Gadhafi’s forces were closing in. It now appears to be an al-Qaidaville where U.S. diplomats and agents dare not tread. Late last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded that the Benghazi murders were acts of terror perpetrated by extremists associated with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. She alluded to Mali, where an al-Qaida affiliate, the Ansar Dine, has taken over half the country. How grave is that threat?On Thursday, The Associated Press reported that Gen. Carter Ham, head of the U.S. Africa command, met with Mauretania’s president to discuss “a possible military intervention ... in north Mali against al-Qaida-linked group members and their allies.” Yet Vice President Joe Biden still campaigns through the Rust Belt bellowing, “General Motors is alive, and Osama bin Laden is dead,” and Obama still recites his mantra, “al-Qaida is on the path to defeat.” The reality. Al-Qaida affiliates have taken over a region of Mali the size of France. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb may have been in on the Benghazi massacre. Al-Qaida is in Syria fighting for a cause, the overthrow of Bashar Assad, Obama supports. Al-Qaida has helped reignite sectarian war in Iraq. Al-Qaida remains in Pakistan. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is in Yemen. We failed to cut out or kill the cancer at Tora Bora in 2001, and it has since metastasized and spread across North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. As for the Arab Spring Obama embraced, that has given us the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo and jihadi in Sinai. Our departure from Iraq paved the way to a new sectarian war. The surge troops are out of Afghanistan, and the remaining U.S. troops no longer partner with the Afghan soldiers who are to take over the war. Any doubt about the outcome there when we’re gone? Within the past month, antiAmerican riots, flag burnings and the raising of Islamist banners atop U.S. embassy facilities have occurred in too many countries and capitals to recite. If this is the fruit of a successful engagement with the Islamic world, what would a debacle look like? Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday, “The Obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our TV screens.” Is he wrong?

LETTERS I guess we can attend Tea Party meeting to hear Sen. Forrester To the editor, Senator Jeanne Forrester seeks reelection to the N.H. Senate representing the 27 towns of District 2. I have met her opponent, Robert Lamb of Plymouth. I am very impressed with his positions. Still, I would like to know how Jeanne Forrester stands on the issues and how she will vote if she is returned to the Legislature. I would appreciate hearing the two candidates speak on the issues in a debate or a forum, traditional formats to assist voters in deciding who best represents their views. How can she refuse while asking the voters to return her to Concord. However, I have read and heard that Senator Forrester will not appear on the same stage with an opponent and so do us the courtesy of providing basic answers on the issues of the day. Forums are being held all over the region including in Sanbornton on October 18th. She has been asked. She will not attend. So, what is a voter to do in light of such audacious refusals? Senator Forrester’s voting record from the past session can be read by going online at the state government website:, then legislature, and then senate where one can look for her name and record. Interpreting that record can be time consuming and confusing. At, a constituent in search of answers can see that Senator Forrester has voted last term for carrying a gun, open or concealed, without

a license; against adequate funding of UNH; against Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, access to family planning; for removing from the chief justice of the state courts, rule-making power over the courts, and against continuing the regional greenhouse gas initiative, for instance. It is difficult to interpret these votes but it is possible if one has the hours to note the bill number, look up the wording of the bill, read about the proposed legislation in the Senate calendar and the action taken by the legislative body in the record. How much easier it would be to hear from this incumbent in planned public forums. One must wonder, does she wish us, the public, not to know her opinions and her votes. But our senator is speaking to at least one group. And so, I suppose we have the option of attending the Tea Party meeting on October 17 at which she is the featured speaker. According to an announcement posted by the Lakes Region Tea Party, our senator is scheduled to speak before the Tea Party at the Moultonborough Library and will address the group on her first two years in Concord. Perhaps the sanest way to deal with this lack of response is to read up on and vote for Robert Lamb for District 2 tate senator. I think you’ll like what he has to say on the issues. Gail C. Morrison Sanbornton

This is turning out to be year where seniors have nowhere to go To the editor, This election cycle, seniors have no friends and nowhere to go. The presidents $780-billion raiding of Medicare to fund ObamaCare is very real. He is taking money paid by seniors for seniors and giving it away to nonseniors. Governor Romney’s pledge to repeal ObamaCare on day one is at best well intentioned, but any repeal of ObamaCare assumes Republican control of the House and Senate. This is something no one is talking about as having a real chance of happening with the exception of Dick Morris. Both Republicans and Democrats voted for the payroll tax holiday that

Fund of $120-billion a year and of course it wasn’t funded so it is being added to the deficit. Congressman Guinta voted to extend the payroll tax holiday and is running around the state telling us Social Security and Medicare are going broke but that the Ryan Plan will fix it. How about funding it.? Carol Shea-Porter was fired two years ago because of her love of spending and ObamaCare and her famous hiding from constituents until Fox News put her face on a milk carton. This is a tough year for seniors. With their numbers decreasing so is their political value. James Edgar

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Thursday, October 4, 2012 — Page 7

LETTERS No matter how debates come out, Romeny will still be Romney

Cutting mental health budget downshifts costs to our towns

To the editor, The debates begin on Wednesday and for some people this will determine who they vote for. A total of 4.5 hours debate time to find out who to vote for is not real smart in my opinion. Might as well flip a coin during the debates as you might get the same results. I still feel that the person I will vote for is the best overall man (in this case) for the job. Who they are and how they got there means a lot as to their character and core values. The president was able to take advantage of some outside help to earn degrees from Harvard. He also paid back any loans he had to get. His early jobs as a community organizer shows the type of person he would become. People in that type of work don’t go into it for the money but because they feel they can make a difference in peoples lives and to make those lives better. To be able to jump from that to becoming the president shows you the belief and faith people had in him. He sure didn’t appear to be any kind of war monger but looks can deceive — just ask bin Laden. He is the type to look before he leaps so he knows what he is getting himself into. Romney has shown us on numerous occasions he will leap first before he knows the facts. Sometimes he might be right but odds are against that he will be the majority of the times. Can we afford that? Romney is not a people person but a money man and he did do well at that. He might be good as an economic advisor but nothing more. The type of person Romney is doesn’t care about the worker but only the end product — which is CASH. A good president has to look at the whole business atmosphere so everyone has the chance to survive. Romney only looks at those who do survive and takes the assets of those who don’t without caring about the workers and their lives. He is guided by his own set of rules judging by some

To the editor, We strongly support Bob Lamb for election to the New Hampshire State Senate in District 2, because our district needs a leader who will truly work for the people of our state, and not against us. Our current state legislators congratulate themselves for reducing state spending, but don’t acknowledge that this results in increased costs to our towns and school districts. Besides the obvious examples of reduced funding to public schools and the elimination of shared revenues, one example that has impacted every town in the state is the decision to cut funding to mental health services in New Hampshire, which has led to the closure of facilities across the state and the discharge of patients who pose a risk to themselves and to others. Senator Jeanie Forrester voted in favor of this decision. Let us outline the consequences to towns across our state: A patient with severe mental and emotional illness is released from the hospital, has no family in the area and no group home to go to. She stops taking her medication and creates enormous burdens on the town’s welfare department, police department, emergency medical service, and Town Hall, as well as various nonprofit service agencies. She has substance abuse and behavioral problems so severe as to not be allowed in the homeless shelter, and would present a

of his investments. He partnered up with China to sell oil to Iran with a company called CNOOK, thought that was illegal, and sold his shares before the primaries. Also back in 1998, he was the only U.S. investor in a China sweatshop that made parts for U.S. appliances. He invested millions in a shop with over 3,000 young women workers, making 0.24 per hour, working 75-80 hours, seven days a week. This really smells. The companies name was Global Tech. He bought this through Bain by creating a company called Brookside (CEO & only employee) in Donguan, China. This is still in operation today. Of course early in his career while working with the Marriott Hotel chain found a way to avoid paying taxes w/ a tax shelter called “Son of Boss” Even now some of his biggest backers are from China businesses - Shelton Adelson in one, casino gambling is the business. Other casino are Romney backers too. Lastly more of his Bain backers include those that make voting machines and the software. Romney feels we need a military that will scare away others who mean us harm. I hate to tell him, even though our military is the best, those that mean us harm don’t scare easy. Any person who will go as far as becoming a suicide bomber is only scared of NOT fulfilling the mission. They want to become a martyr so by judging by the number of times this has happened they don’t scare easy so Romney’s theory of scarring others away is full of holes. So basically after the debate there is a winner and loser but that’s where more trouble begins. They will both still be the same person. Romney can be compared to the pitcher who throws a no hitter. Most end up in the Hall of Game but he could also be like Charlie Robertson or Len Barker. No hall and ended up with a losing record. Jon Hoyt Bridgewater

danger to people and property if she were placed in a local motel. Police Department records show numerous police contacts resulting from citizen complaints, but no criminal charges result. The former patient is repeatedly hospitalized and repeats the same patterns of behavior. This is not a hypothetical situation; it is a reality that we have seen in many of our towns. Towns lack the resources — financial and otherwise — to continue to deal with such individuals. Without direct and constant supervision, they stop taking their medication and return to substance abuse. Unfortunately, our towns have no recourse but to keep trying, because our Legislature has taken away any other options, and we cannot just leave these people to fend for themselves. Ultimately, the increased cost to the towns of the legislators’ decision will be increased costs to property taxpayers. Bob Lamb understands downshifting, he sees the impact decisions at the state level have on our towns, and he holds the American value of responsibility to one another. He has proven experience in dealing with complex budgets that will enable him to make funding decisions that are in the best interest of New Hampshire and its citizens. Please join us in supporting Bob Lamb for Senate District 2. Val & Jack Scarborough Plymouth

The Democrats have invited pure evil into our American house To the editor, Here on Saturday morning I was just reading a little about some of the events surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last month. Some fifty six Christian churches in the area put together welcome baskets and offered help with child care and transportation in a welcoming, southern hospitality spirit. The DNC rejected the Christians out of hand saying they held values contrary to the party’s platform on woman’s rights. A few days later these same Democrats welcomed about 200 Muslims who showed up for to pray for the convention. Now how absurd is that? Well apparently Sharia Law is more acceptable to Democrats then Christian values or perhaps the Dems are just ignorant of the Muslims values concerning women. Sharia law allows the cutting off of women’s noses for any excuse deemed by men, honor killing of women or girls by fathers/husbands/ brothers and the stoning to death of a woman accused of adultery or one who was raped. So there you readers can see where Democrats stand on woman’s

keep, it’s said). At this current moment the Obama government has a number of Muslims appointed to positions of influence or as welcome advises and every one of them is connected directly with the Muslim Brotherhood, a non-indcited co-conspirator to the Holy Land Charities, guilty of funneling money to Muslim terrorists involved with the attack on the twin towers. Obama himself has said that he will stand with the Muslims. How very women’s rights is that, given how Muslims view women? Politics creates strange bed fellows they say but this is beyond, way beyond, strange. Democrats have invited pure evil into our house all in the name of advantage in elections. They probably think they can control the evil that is Sharia but they are wrong. Those who follow that evil are fanatically dedicated to a world ruled by Sharia and will stop at nothing to achieve it. Beware Democrats, you too are regarded as enemies to be destroyed by these Muslims intent on world domination. Steve Earle

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LETTERS Republicans need sense of urgency in refuting Democrat lies

In tough times tough decisions must be made & N.H. is not afraid

To the editor, I am fit to be tied. Republicans remain too often silent after a Democrat has once again lied. The mainstream media as an objective news source has long since died. Bureaucrats shrug their shoulders and steal away for another long break after having filibustered and sighed. The growing entitlement society, with government goodies, is so easily plied. Lady Liberty after two centuries of fighting the good fight, sat down dejected and cried. Patriots refusing to give in, shout “live free or die” with pride. I am bewitched, bothered and bewildered to think it possible that Republicans are unable to stop this Democrat train that continues down the broken tracks of this ruinous socialist ride. Far from the 1940 Rogers and Hart song of confusion about one Pal Joey, this 2012 lament screams for more clarity and guts from a man named Mitt. I encourage all to check out for his article that provides clarification of liberal lies that have become fact and conservative reluctance to show the same rhetorical tenacity to fight back. It is titled, “Can Republicans Talk?” Thomas Sowell expresses his frustration about how well the Democrats can talk while Republicans remain silent as though, into their mouths has been shoved, a sock. He retells just how the lie that de-regulation caused the housing boom and bust, has become an honest to god fact. Now matter that the public record shows that increased regulation with forced lowered standards caused the collapse. Ryan’s plan will not deny any benefits to all seniors who are getting Social Security. Mr. Sowell expresses his exasperation about Republicans not reinforcing this fact, but rather just assuming that people already know and so there is no need to refute the false narrative of the “ throwing granny off the cliff” DNC claim. Mr. Sowell goes on to plead for Republicans to have that sense of urgency about refuting false

To the editor, Declaring that a candidate is in the habit of “myth making” is tantamount to an accusation of that individual being a liar. Rather than promoting those elements that might make them positive representatives of Gilford and Meredith residents, they have stooped once again to the smear tactics so commonly used by the Democratic party in general and, more specifically, by the current Democrats running to represent you in the N.H. House. The Democrats in the 20062008 and 2008-2010 legislatures are resorting to name calling in order to hide from their record. Bill Johnson and Lisa DiMartino of Gilford and Kate Miller and Sandy Mucciof Meredith appear to really think, you, the voters of Gilford and Meredith, were asleep during the four years in office that the Democrats controlled the N.H. House of Representatives.. The $885-million shortfall was documented by the “non-partisan” Legislative Budget Office which is an agency dedicated to accurate, objective analysis of the state finances. The number came from $845-million in structural deficit combined with a projected $50-million revenue shortfall in 2010-2011 budgets, for a total deficit of $895-million. This was the stark reality that the Republican Legislature inherited when it was elected. In simple English, this deficit created a situation in which, if their spending requirements remained in place, N.H. state tax revenues would fall far short of covering their overspending. It is now history that their overspending nearly caused N.H. to adopt a sales or an income tax — or face bankruptcy like Orange County, CA did a few years ago. It is important to note that bankruptcy threatens many of our states and communities because of overspending. As reported by Charles Arlinghaus from the “non-partisan” Josiah Bartlett Center at the time, “Finally, a state budget that is truly balanced”. He writes in reference to the previous Democrat budgets: “In just four years, the recession and a constant unwillingness to deal with the growing budget problems devastated the state’s fiscal order. In each of the last four years,

Democrat claims which he has articulated regarding “Tax Cuts for the Rich” in his article called “Tax Cuts”. Please read these articles from a man with impeccable credentials. Wayne Allen Root, die-hard libertarian, has endorsed Romney even though he wishes he were more conservative/ libertarian in his political views. He has joined Republican ranks because he is convinced that the tipping point of economic collapse will occur on or before 2016 should Barack Obama be re-elected. He is hoping that Romney can give a strong imitation of Warren Beaty’s Senator Bullworth. Mr. Root reminds us in that movie, “the people fell in love with a politician who told the truth, no matter who it offended. People responded to Senator Bullworth because he told the truth, refused to back down when ridiculed and demeaned and treated citizens as though they were mature, responsible adults. Governor Romney must do the same and clearly explain that he is the one who can reverse the new normal of 8-percent unemployment, bring down the debt and build a vibrant economy again. And shame on him if he doesn’t come out and refute the false narratives that Democrats perpetuate so well. As Mr. Root explains so articulately, “It’s time to tell those dependent on government that you offer rehab. America has become a nation addicted to government — a nation of victims. They need a courageous hero to tell them the unvarnished truth and lead them to rehab.” We are still a strong, functioning Republic. However, I don’t know if our nation can survive another four years of a Marxist-educated president who despises capitalism, abuses our Constitution and attacks small business owners. Who also treats taxpayer revenue as though it is his personal gross national credit card. Our president is a smooth talker and a brilliant campaigner, but a dismal failure as a president. If Governor Romney is unable to summon his inner “Bullworth”, this nation may cease to exist as we’ve come to know it. Russ Wiles Tilton

Why do we need to see the bad in everything our children do? To the editor, As I sit down to enjoy this wonderful fall morning in N.H. with The Daily Sun and a cup of the adult’s response to the need for motivation, I had the opportunity to read a sad article concerning the attempts of concerned students to celebrate the shortened life of one of their peers, only to have adults who appear to have a secondary agenda, create a situation that victimizes all. This is sad in that decisions were made without the sage advice of qualified professionals in this area of expertise that are under contract to the SAU 59 administrators or the wisdom of professionals within the community, or their providers of policy guidance, the publicly-elected school board members or the consumers of the educational process, parents and students. We are asked to judge the credibility of this actions on the unprovided guidelines of two sources that are not clinical in nature, a non-committed response of the high school principal as to the request to pay for a tribute to the life of this student not her tragic death and a response that the student destroyed the petition

on her own as witnessed by another student although we do not know, if this was done without pressure subtle or overt by the staff member. Even more sad was the lack of communication and emphasis on the positive initiative shown by students to honor the life of a peer and the need of school administrators to construe and present this as a celebration of suicide. Shame on you for creating more victims especially at this level of human growth. I would ask the following questions as I end this letter for I have finished my cup of adult motivation. Why do we need to see the bad in everything that our children do? What example does this portray, one of trust to do the right thing or one that is autocratic in nature? Does it provide the rationale for inhumane behavior and that it is morally correct to justify the behavior without credible evidence to support the decision? Is it always true that as a surrogate parent, it is okay to say to the child that you will do it because I am the adult and you are the child? Wayne Brock Tilton

the state spent more than it raised – in most years, significantly more. But the problem was much deeper than that. When the amount the state spends and the amount it raises to support that spending doesn’t match, there are only two choices. The state can curtail spending or increase taxes. . . but the state chose neither. Instead the state’s reserves were spent down from $150-million to less than $1-million at the end of the fiscal year. But even that wasn’t enough. The budget propped up more spending by borrowing and through one time federal bailouts. All that accomplished was to leave a much larger problem for the Legislature that came after the bailouts. That is the current one.” It is my firm belief that the people of N.H. and the voters of Meredith and Gilford are smart enough to see beyond the name calling. They realize that N.H. residents must purpose to live within our means — in our household budgets and in our public spending. In tough times, tough decisions must be made, and the people of N.H. are not afraid of making those tough decisions when it is necessary. What is important in this election is to choose individuals from the president to your local senators and representatives who value your efforts and understand that your hard earned money should be used as effectively and efficiently as possible. In these tough times N.H. families are living within their means, and our state government must do the same in order to continue to reduce the burdens of taxes and regulations on businesses so they can grow jobs. Our current Legislature was able to balance the budget and reduce over 40 taxes and fees. We brought the unemployment rate down to one of the lowest in the country and our state now has the largest labor force in our history. This was accomplished by creating good efficient government and by creating an atmosphere that let businesses know that we are once again “OPEN FOR BUSINESS”. Thank you for your past support. I ask for your vote on November 6. Rep. Colette Worsman Meredith

Free enterprise is good if brought in line with best interest of all To the editor, Governor Romney is a strong believer in a laissez faire environment that allows big business, Wall Street and the large banks to run and control our country . Goggle laissez faire and you will be referenced to Mitt Romney. Laissez faire is an economic concept in which transactions between business parties are free from government interference with only a few regulations that would be sufficient to protect business parties. The phrase laissez faire literally means “let them do”, and broadly implies “let it be,” “let them do as they will,” or “leave it alone. Is Governor Romney’s economic philosophy a good approach for our country? Based upon history one would have to say absolutely not. The recession that we are recovering from now was brought upon our nation because

of corporate greed and lack of regulations on big business, Wall Street and large banks. Large government bailouts were required by both the Bush and Obama administrations to keep our country’s economics afloat. Our country almost suffered a fiscal collapse because of big business, Wall Street and big bank financial abuses. Free enterprise is a good thing if brought in line with the best interest of the citizens of our country, and that means that government regulations are necessary or we will again spiral down into another greed caused recession. So, on this issue and many others, I say no to Governor Romney and his laissez faire economic vision for our country. Move the country forward, not backwards, say yes to Barack Obama. P.J. Bloom Bristol


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Republican-leaning federation of small businesses offers endorsement of Hosmer By Gail OBer

LACONIA — The National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Democratic Senate District 7 candidate Andrew Hosmer. Hosmer, a Laocnia residenet and manager at the AutoServ dealerships in Tilton was recognized for his commitment to the needs of small businesses and their employees. “We sent out a survey and he provided us good answers that were supportive of small business,” said N.H. NFIB Director Bruce Berke yesterday. Berke said the survey questions ranged from whether or not to index the minimum wage to inflation to economic growth policy. He said they were particularly impressed with Hosmer’s position that tax credits and lowering the costs of doing business were equally important in generating economic growth for small businesses. “We endorse people who give good answers on small business matters,” he said, acknowledging that many of those endorsed by NFIB are Republicans but the NFIB is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the needs of small business.

Hosmer said he was honored to be endorsed by the NFIB in New Hampshire. “Their mission is protecting the rights of small businesses and helping businesses across the state grow and prosper,” Hosmer said, calling small business the foundation of his campaign and saying small businesses should have a role in shaping the state’s public policy. “It is critically important that our elected leaders focus on growing our economy, balancing our state budget responsibly without a sales or income tax and develop a plan to control property taxes,” Hosmer said. “I guess Hosmer is wearing somewhat of a Republican cloak these days,” said Republican opponent Josh Youssef of Laconia on Tuesday. He said he didn’t know about the NFIB endorsement and that he didn’t get the survey, but Berke said yesterday that Youssef was sent a survey and the NFIB didn’t get a response from him. NFIB has also endorsed incumbent District 2 Senator Jeanie Forrester of Mereidth. Berke said Democratic challenger Bob Lamb of Holderness was sent a survey but didn’t respond.

JOBS from page one ponents and assemblies for the aerospace, medical and communications industries, are all competing for same limited workforce. Jeff Hollinger, president of Eptam Plastics, Inc. of Northfield, which produces machined plastic components primarily for the aerospace and medical industries, shared Groleau’s concerns. “We can buy all the equipment we want,” he said, “but if we don’t have the people to operate it, we can’t increase our output.” Groleau, who has been at the forefront of efforts to reverse the trend, said that “the infrastructure that supported those positions, the science, technology, engineering and manufacturing or ‘STEM’ programs, has crumbled, completely collapsed.” He explained that three years ago only five students were enrolled in STEM classes at the Huot Regional Technical Education Center at Laconia High School, which serves six school districts. Meanwhile, Lakes Region Community College has gone without similar programs for the past 15 years.

“Without the infrastructure to educate and train people for these jobs,” Groleau said, “the competitive advantage of the region and its manufacturers erodes very quickly. And this problem is not going to solve itself.” Groleau likened addressing the “skills gap” to a three-stage rocket. “First, we had to get the word out that that we have a problem,” he said. “Then we began forming collaborative relationships between manufacturers and now we’ve begun taking action.” The goal, he explained, is to provide a continuum of education and training, beginning with high school, proceeding through the community college system and culminating with the University of New Hampshire. Groleau noted that the renovation of the Huot Technical Center will include rehabilitated space and new equipment for the manufacturing, engineering and technology program, in which enrollment in STEM classes has risen from five to 80 students in the last three years. At the same time, Lakes Region see next page


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from preceding page Community College (LRCC) will apply its $1-million share of a $19.9-million grant awarded to the community college system by the Employment and Training Division of the United States Department of Labor to introduce an advanced manufacturing program in March, 2013. The program is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative pursued by all seven of the community colleges. LRCC will offer a workforce readiness certificate upon completion of a curriculum featuring communication skills and mathematical proficiency as well as an introduction to manufacturing processes, along with a manufacturing certificate, requiring more extensive training in communication and mathematics. Ultimately a two-year program including using and programming CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machines, leading to an associates degree will be offered. In May, the New Hampshire Community College System and the University System of new Hampshire entered a joint commitment to increase the numbers graduating with STEM degrees by 50-percent by 2020 and by 100-percent by 2025. Groleau sits on the Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at UNH, which seeks to tailor the university curriculum to the requirements of manufacturing employers. Referring again to the continuum of education and training, Groleau, who was recently appointed to the state Board of Education, said that manufacturers and educators are working closely together to ensure the curriculum is “appropriate and transferable.” Apart from seeking to close the “skills gap,” Groleau stressed the importance of dispelling the conventional but mistaken image of manufacturing employment as menial work performed in grimy conditions for low wages. Advanced manufacturing, which is characterized by working to the finest tolerances for customers in aerospace and medical industries where flaws can cost lives, undertaken closely monitored, pristine conditions. “NHBB (Laconia) has 440 employees, earring from $10 a hour with robust benefits to start to six figures,” he said, emphasizing that professional opportunities and earning power rise markedly with educational achievement. According to the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies the average weekly wage in the manufacturing sector is 40-percent higher than that of all private sector employees. In 2010, workers in manufacturing in Belknap County accounted for 8.5-percent of total employment and earned an average of $935 per week, 36-percent more than the average of $686 per week for all private and public sector employees in the county. All these initiatives have a measure of urgency as manufacturers are competing for a larger share of a shrinking labor force. Last week the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies reported that the demographic forces that fueled the growth of the state’s economy during the past three decades have withered. Population growth, driven primarily by people moving to New Hampshire from other states, has slowed to a crawl as more people are leaving than entering the state. The remaining population is aging rapidly. The median age, nearly equal to

the national median in 1980, rose to 41.1 in 2010, compared to 37.2 for the nation as a whole while in Belknap County the median age jumped from 40 to 44.7. As a result, fewer residents are participating in the labor force. The labor force participation rate has fallen below 70 percent for the first time in

almost 30 years. “We’re seeing a skills gap that is coupled with a labor shortage which is unprecedented,” Groleau said earlier this year, explaining that there are not enough skilled young people to fill the positions left by retiring baby boomers.

Paugus Bay Marina golf tourney nets $10k for LFD Life Saving Fund Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson accepts a check for the proceeds from the first annual Paugus Bay Marina Community Benefit Golf Tournament, staged by Kevin Keenan, Sr.(right), owner of the marina, in appreciation for the work of firefighters in quelling a fire that destroyed a storage building and threatened the marina on Memorial Day. Laurie Fox and Kory Keenan of the marina staff joined in the presentation. Erickson said that the $10,000 would be applied to Life Saving Fund, which is used to purchase equipment used in water and other challenging rescue. (Alan MacRae photo).

N.H. cuts unemployment tax rate

CONCORD (AP) — Gov. John Lynch has announced a cut in the unemployment insurance tax paid by 40,000 New Hampshire employers of .5 percent. The reduction applies to taxable wages paid to employees during the fourth quarter of 2012, which started Monday. Due to the national recession and the greater number of unemployment claims that resulted from them, the balance of the state’s unemployment trust fund dropped significantly, putting the fund at risk of insolvency. In accordance with state law, a .5 percent emergency surcharge was added in 2009 to help increase the balance. A second .5 percent surcharge was added in 2010. Lynch said a promise was made to businesses the tax would be cut once the trust regained its strength.




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PLEA from page one Judge James O’Neill but walked away in custody without knowing his fate. County Attorney Melissa Guldbrandsen offered Mullarkey what would be a 7-to-15 year sentence in the N.H. State Prison with a second sentence of 10-to-20 years suspended pending his good behavior in prison. O’Neill rejected a similar sentence in June when Guldbrandsen and Clothier agreed on 7-to-15 years with the possibility of one year of the minimum suspended. The June plea bargain also included a 9-to-18 year suspended sentence but O’Neill rejected it as too lenient. Mullarkey is accused of 11 separate counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary for a spree of housebreaks — many of occupied homes — that occurred during the summer of 2011. Area police confirmed they closed about 50 unsolved burglaries in Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, and Sanbornton with Mullarkey’s and Joshua Shepard’s arrest. In one case a woman whose husband was away on business woke to find a strange man in her bedroom. She screamed and the man, who the state contends was Mullarkey, ran from her room. The victim and her husband were in court yesterday. What held up yesterday’s procedings appeared to be Guldbrandsen’s request for a pre-sentencing investigation, which O’Neill rejected because Mullarkey had not pleaded guilty. “I think it’s premature at this point,” O’Neill said, after a brief, private conversation with both lawyers. According to a local attorney who spoke on background, a pre-sentencing investigation is rare in New Hampshire but if it happens, it occurs between the time a finding of guilty is entered and before the sentence is imposed. “It’s just a chance for a parole officer to offer the court a second, maybe less biased opinion, about the nature of the person and his or her background,” said the attorney. O’Neill said the newest proffer from the state also wasn’t much different than the one he rejected in June. O’Neill also said he would agree to a pre-sentencing investigation only if Mullarkey entered a “naked plea” — meaning he agreed to plead guilty with no guaranty of any kind of sentence. Clothier rejected the offer. A jury trial is now scheduled for November. In March of 2012, Shepard, 32, pleaded guilty to being one of the bedtime burglars. He pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, five counts of attempted burglary and one count of possession of a narcotic drug. TOURISM from page one said she fears the economic toll that it could take on nearby communities in the southern New Hampshire. “I think it makes sense to have a competitive, high-end, highly regulated casino near the Massachusetts border so that we can compete effectively,” Hassan said. Nineteen organizations from across the state representing restaurants hotels, chambers of commerce and other groups sponsored the summit.

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WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed, slashed and hit his wife, mother-in-law and two young children at their home in Massachusetts after an argument over a bounced check has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Thomas Mortimer IV pleaded guilty in Woburn Superior Court to first-degree murder by deliberate meditation and extreme atrocity and cruelty in the deaths of his mother-in-law, Ellen Stone; his wife, Laura Stone Mortimer; and their two children, 2-year-old Charlotte and 4-year-old Thomas Mortimer V, nicknamed Finn. Court documents indicate that the 4-year-old witnessed the brutal killings of his mother, grandmother and sister before he died between June 14 and June 15, 2010. “I did these horrible things,” Thomas Mortimer wrote in one of two confessions that prosecutors found in the house. “What I have done is extremely selfish and cowardly.” In the note, Mortimer said he flew into a rage after he and his wife argued over a bounced check he sent to the Internal Revenue Service. Prosecutors say Mortimer killed the victims shortly after his parents left their home after babysitting his two children for the day. They described in court a gruesome attack that left Laura with dozens of stab wounds as well as a broken nose from a frying pan. “I am especially sorry to Finn that he had to witness these horrid acts. It was not supposed to be this way. I disgust myself,” Mortimer said in the note.

GILMANTON from page one In kindergarten, though, there are 58 students this fall, and 56 in first grade. That enrollment is too large to divide into only two classes, as there are in the rest of the elementary grades, so Gilmanton had to create a new teaching position in each of the last two years. “We don’t know if that’s an abnormality or if we’re looking at a trend,” Fauci said. The uncertainty creates a problem during budgeting season — the district doesn’t know how many teachers to include in its budget request. “I don’t know what next year is going to bring,” said Fauci. If the trend continues, the district will face a bigger problem. “We don’t have the room,” Fauci said. To free up space for another first grade class, the Spanish teacher now teaches from a cart that she wheels from class to class, rather than have the students come to her dedicated classroom. The school can make the same adjustment with the other “special” subject teachers, such as art and music, but soon there won’t be any space left to reallocate. Despite the growth of the school, Judy McShane, a Coldwell-Banker realtor with 25 years of experience in the region, said Gilmanton homes are not an easy sell, owing mostly to the town’s relatively high property tax rate. However, for particular home shoppers, Gilmanton represents a compelling combination of old-fashioned New England feel, rural scenery, safety and less hustle and bustle than even neighboring towns. “The buyers that want to be in Gilmanton, they want to be there for a specific reason,” she said. Especially for families moving from a more congested area, she imagined the setting of the school to seem particularly pastoral and safe. The school likely seems attractive in more ways than just aesthetics., an independent site which rates schools across the country, gives Gilmanton a score of four out of five possible stars. The website lists factors such as student performance compared to their statewide peers, low student-to-teacher ratio and low free or reduced price lunch participation (fewer poor children), and high scores on standardized tests. The beauty of Gilmanton School is more than skin-deep, it would appear. As McShane said, “If you’re moving to Gilmanton, you really love that environment, and I can see why.”

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Rangers’ Josh Hamilton and one shy of Cabrera. Cabrera went 0 for 2 against the Royals before leaving in the fourth inning to a standing ovation. He finished the regular season with a .330 average, four points better the Angels’ Mike Trout, his biggest competition for MVP. Cabrera was the runaway leader with 139 RBIs. Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski was the most recent player to achieve the Triple Crown in 1967.

DOVER (AP) — A proposal to drop football at one New Hampshire school district has surprised and upset many residents. The idea was suggested at a Dover School Board

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Dover school board member proposes football ban A’s win AL West; Orioles & Rangers will play one game on Friday to see who advances to face Yankees (AP) — A dropped fly ball by Josh Hamilton, a home run from Ryan Zimmerman and pitch by pitch, the baseball playoff picture became completely clear on the final day of the regular season. “Now the real season starts,” New York Yankees star Derek Jeter said Wednesday night. The playoffs begin Friday with a pair of winnertake-all wild-card matchups. The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals visit Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves in the NL, then Baltimore plays at Texas in the new, expanded format. On Saturday, the newly crowned AL West champion Oakland Athletics will face Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and the Tigers in Detroit to open the best-of-five division series. That night, Johnny Cueto starts for Cincinnati against Matt Cain and host San Francisco in Game 1 of the NL division series. The low-budget A’s clinched their unlikely title, trumping Texas 12-5 by taking advantage of Hamilton’s error. Trailing by 13 games a week before the All-Star break, the A’s overcame a four-run deficit Wednesday to relegate the Rangers to a wild-card spot. “It shows how important Game 162 is,” Oakland designated hitter Jonny Gomes said. “I don’t think it took 162 games to check the character of this ballclub.” The Yankees claimed the AL East a few hours

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LACONIA — Joan Lee (Whiting) Moore, 85, of Laconia,NH, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 30, 2012, in Lebanon,NH. She was born June 9, 1927, in Everett,MA, to John and Grace (Mahoney) Whiting. Her siblings include Shirley (Whiting) Barrett (deceased), Chester Earl Whiting, Joyce Lillian (Whiting) Maher, Peter Warren Leroy Whiting and Nancy Ann (Whiting) Taylor. She attended Wakefield (MA) High School, and was married on April 11, 1947, to Harold Edward Moore Jr. of Greenwood,MA. She will be loved and forever remembered for her kindness, her humor and her determination. She was a community volunteer, a loving mother, devoted wife and an inspiration to her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Harold Edward Moore Jr. of Laconia, NH, and children Peter Edward and Michele (Dodds) Moore of Lincoln, NH,

Barry James and Ann (Traverso) Moore of Wheelock, VT, Terry Lee (Moore) Korre of Naxos, Greece, Dana Charles and Jessica (Seavey) Moore of Freeport, ME; six grandchildren, Seth Moore, Miranda Moore, Leif Moore, Amilia Korre, Kiriaki (Korre) Katsourou and Brenna Moore; and her three great grandchildren, Sage Moore, Jackson Moore and Marina Katsourou. Visiting hours are Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 2 - 4 pm at the Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia, NH. Memorial services will be at 4 pm in the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Mark Chatterton. Reception will follow. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Naxos Animal Welfare Society, Piraeus Bank Acct. 5705-029040-445, IBAN GR5901727050005705029040445, SWIFT PIRBGRAA. PayPal donations

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SANDWICH — The Blue Loon Flex Route will be operating its regular service from West Ossipee to Laconia on Columbus Day, Monday October 8, and will pass by the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Beverly Raymond, transportation director for the Tri-County Community Action Program, says anyone can catch a bus on or along the North Conway, Wolfe-

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Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fall business meeting at Hart’s Turkey Farm October 18 MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the Annual Fall Business Meeting of the Chamber will take place on Thursday evening, October 18 at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant. The event will gt underway with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. folowed by an autumn buffet. The meeting gives area business leaders the opportunity to interact with one another after the busy summer and foliage season according to President Dave Hamblet.

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bring any helpful data concerning their ancestors. Worksheets will be provided. Preregistration is not required. For more information call 293-0429. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.

Start Serving at 6:00 pm Buffet: Roast Beef, Turkey, Ham Pork Loin and All the Fixings 50/50 Raffles DJ Sarah $15 Per Person/$25 Per Couple

Members & Guests Welcome Advance Ticket Purchase Required


Harvest Festival Sunday, October 7th Bring The Whole Family For A Day Of Fall Farm Fun! Stop by to pet the farm animals, compete in an old fashioned Sack-Race, lose your friends in the corn maze or challenge them to hit the Bull’s-Eye with our Veggie Slingshot. Grab some lunch from the deli and come to the Pavilion to enjoy local musician Matt Langley from noon until 3 pm. Cider donuts, candy apples and other delicious fall treats in the farm stand! The Corn and Hay Mazes will both be open during the day and the Corn Maze will be open for the evening Fri/Sat/Sun nights to celebrate Columbus Day weekend! Reservations are needed for night visits - more details about the maze can be found on our Corn Maze page! Great Sandwiches and Salads From Our Deli Bakery: Pies, Cookies, Breads, And Whoopie Pies.

245 Intervale Road, Gilford Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 603-293-2853

St. Joseph Parish in Belmont is celebrating autumn with Applefest

BELMONT — St. Joseph Parish will hold a fall festival ‘Applefest’ on Saturday, October 6 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will include an apple-themed breakfast with apple French-toast, eggs and sausage. Hundreds of apple pies will be sold throughout the day. Various vendors will present their goods for sale including honey, maple syrup, beeswax candles, pickles, jams, jellies, handmade totes, homemade breads and maple rolls and more. Apple cider press and wool spinning demonstrations will be held throughout the day with pasteurized cider available . Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. which will

feature soup, stew, chowder and chili taste-testing contest where parish cooks compete in the first annual “souper-bowl” for the coveted gold, silver and bronze spoons. Applefest will have various activities designed to challenge children including bobbing for donuts, face painting and decorating cookies. Children will also be able to decorate pumpkins. Fr. Paul Boudreau said, “I am thrilled to the core to offer Applefest at St. Joseph Parish this year. Not only will we enjoy apples, apple pies and fun festivities, we will be building community and celebrating God’s autumn blessings.”

MEREDITH — The Inn at Golden View, an Assisted Living Facility received high marks again from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human services. Administrator of The Inn, Heidi Murray states, “The Inn is proud to announce that our annual inspection, conducted by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, met 100% of the standards again. Once annually the facility undergoes an unannounced inspection to assure we are following the regulations that govern supported residential care facilities; the evaluation coverers all aspects of the facilities operations.” At the conclusion of the Department’s review, Administrator Heidi Murray was thrilled to announce to staff, the residents and their families

that the facility had received a deficiency free survey. In additional, The Inn received commendation for exceeding expectations in several areas such as resident care and high quality staff. Murray states, “The licensing inspector spoke directly to one of the LNA’s and commented on her caring presence.” The intensive evaluation included reviewing facility day-to-day operations, quality of care provided to residents, staff qualification, and facilities record keeping adherence to all state and federal mandates. “In all instances, we met or exceeded standards,” Murry concludes. For information about our exciting programs and services at The Inn at Golden View, please call Heidi Murray at 279-8111, or visit our web site at

WATERVILLE — There is nothing like fall in New England. To complement the brilliant fall foliage, Waterville Valley’s Town Square has scheduled two days of family activities for Columbus Day Weekend, October 6-8. A weekend of fun, family events is planned including kids’ games, pumpkin painting, and a pie-eating contest. For those looking for a deal, there

will be merchant tent sales and a ski swap. Other activities rounding out the weekend include a 5k road race, 1.6k fun run, free outdoor concerts, and a brewfest. Rooms start at just $157 per night. Waterville Valley was designed and planned specifically as a selfcontained, four seasons resort. Today, in addition to its world-class ski area, see next page

from preceding page mercial development in a rural park environment for manufacturing, light industry, and professional offices. The Board of Directors consists of six members, with three being from Gilford, Tony Ferruolo, Rodney Dyer, and Leo Sanfacon; and three representatives from Laconia, Councilor Henry Lipman, Councilor Brenda Baer and Mayor Michael Seymour, who serves as Chairman. Laconia City Manager Scott Meyers and Gilford Town Administrator Scott Dunn serve as staffing advisors to the Board along with Carmen Lorentz of the Belknap County Economic Development Corporation. Sealite USA is located at 172 Lily Pond Road in Gilford and is an interna-

tional leader in the manufacturing and installation of high intensity, solar powered, LED lighting.The company President Mark Goodwin was appreciative of the opportunity to develop a proposal for this project and noted “our company was well-suited to provide a solution to the Lakes Business Park lighting needs because of our vast experience in world-wide situations that require low maintenance, bright lights with a low tolerance for failure. It’s refreshing to actually work on a project like this in our corporate hometown, and we look forward to being able to see the results of our labor on a daily basis, knowing that these lights should last for many years and contribute to making the planet just a little bit greener.”

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Columbus Day WEEKEND SALE The More You Buy, The More You Save Everything Included!

Thursday, 10/4 - Monday, 10/8

5% OFF.........$1 - $21 15% OFF......$51 - $100 10% OFF.....$21 - $50 20% OFF.............$101+

Scott & Deb’s Retail & Consignment Shop

517 Whittier Highway, Moultonboro, NH • 253-7113 Open 7 Days! Sunday - Thursday, 10am-5pm • Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm

The Inn at Golden View passes state inspection with flying colors


You must: • Be age 21 and over • Not be exercising regularly • Agree to follow a supervised 21-day • Not be a current Laconia Athletic & Swim training program with moderate exercise Club member or promotional participant for 60 minutes 2-3 times per week in the past 6 months • Take a supervised fitness profile at the • For information on classes, amenities and start and at the end of the 21-day more - go to program Study available to first 50 volunteers to register by 10/15/12. Register online today. Programs or amenity restrictions may apply. Register today at:

Fall festival at Waterville Valley resort

827 N. Main Street · Laconia, NH 03246 603.273.9008 · www.laconiafitstudy

A drum, dance and interactive song performance presented by

World Beat: Timbre Drum Ensemble

Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6pm

African style drum, dance and song harkening from the Yoruba people, Mande traditional drum and dance and Cuban musical traditions will be featured. The one-hour program will include a lecture-demonstration, presenting several West African rhythms as well as hands-on drumming instruction where the audience will have an opportunity to play a basic rhythm.

Timbre Drum The ensemble consists of dynamic Ensemble mother-daughter duo Grace Schust, B.F.A., visual artist, musician and percussionist and Lindsey Schust, M.A., composer, musician and percussionist.

Free and Open to the Public Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6pm in Woodside Please call 524-5600 to reserve your seat

hosted by 435 Union Avenue • Laconia, NH 03246 A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization

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Have a Safe and Enjoyable Columbus Day Weekend from the Staff at Moulton Farm! aily Open D pm 8am-6

Moulton Farm Farm Market • Garden Center • Greenhouse Grower 279-3915 • Route 25, Meredith

UPCOMING EVENTS : Pumpkin Festival - Oct 13th & 14th! “Fall is Upon Us” - Decorating? We Have You Covered! Corn Stalks, Pumpkins, Mums, Gourds, Hay Bales, Mini Pumpkins, Winter Squash & more!

HOT FOOD, WARM SOUPS AND MORE! Being Served Saturday and Sunday 11:00am -3:00pm

Sal’s Fresh Seafood Thurs - Sat 8 - 6


Cider Bellies Doughnuts Thursday - Sunday 8:00am-4pm This Week Only: Monday 8am-11am or “Friend” Us on Facebook!

Genealogical workshop offered by Mary Butler DAR Chapter LACONIA — A Genealogical Workshop sponsored by the Mary Butler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. There is no charge and the workshop is open to prospective members and anyone interested in working on family lineage. Women interested in joining the DAR will find the assistance especially helpful. Leading the workshop will be Tylene Jousse, NHSODAR Organizing Secretary and Membership Chairman, and Deborah Moore from NH Archives and Vital Records. Those planning to attend the work-

shop should bring any helpful data concerning their ancestors. Worksheets will be provided. Preregistration is not required. For more information call 293-0429. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the Annual Fall Business Meeting of the Chamber will take place on Thursday evening, October 18 at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant. The event will gt underway with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. folowed by an autumn buffet. The meeting gives area business leaders the opportunity to interact with one another after the busy summer and foliage season according to President Dave Hamblet. Highlight of the meeting will be the

presentation of the Annual Community Awards. The four awards are the Citizenship Award, the Community Pride Award, the Civic Project Award, and the Special Recognition Award. The Meredith Area Chamber represents over 300 businesses in the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sandwich, Holderness, Weirs Beach as well as several members from the Newfound Area. Reservations may be made by calling the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121.

FRANKLIN — Rock The Regiment, a non-profit rock music concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 at Franklin Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 pm; the concert begins at 7:30 pm. Rock The Regiment will feature three area rock bands: Hanging Scarlet, A Simple Complex and East is East in a joint effort to raise money to support the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides vital services to returning service members and their families. Tickets for Rock The Regiment are

$12 and are on sale now, by contacting the Franklin Opera House box office at 934-1901 or on line at www. All profit from this concert will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs and services designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

LACONIA — The Weirs Beach Gokart Track will hold its 10th Annual Huntington’s Day Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day will feature 5 Go-Kart Rides, free ice cream, popcorn, coffee, and hot chocolate

All proceeds will be donated to research of Huntington’s Disease. The Weirs Beach Go-kart Track is located on Rte. 3, across from Funspot. For more information go to www. wbgokarts or call 366-4177

from preceding page Waterville Valley Resort has awardwinning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, a skate park, and a host of

outdoor activities. Dining options include traditional favorites and elegant dining. For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit www.

Meredith Chamber’s Fall business meeting at Hart’s Turkey Farm Oct. 18

Rock the Regiment concert in Franklin benefits Wounded Warrior Project Dana S. Beane & Company, P.C.

Fall Seminar Series Seminar 1 “Protecting Your Business Against Dishonesty” November 1 and November 28 — 10:00 to 11:30 am Seminar 2 “Post Election Fiscal Cliff” November 15 and November 29 — 2:00 to 3:30 pm 376 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03247 RSVP (603) 524-0507 or The cost per person is $20 and limited seating is available.

Huntington’s Day Fundraiser at Weirs Beach Go-kart track on Sunday


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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you feel that you just don’t have the words to say what’s in your heart, try again tomorrow. Mercury is headed toward your part of the sky, and communication will improve in the weeks ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Strength training would be impossible without some kind of resistance. Your obstacles are what make you great. As your guiding planet changes direction, you’ll start to see recent events in a different light. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Anyone who tries to control you is likely to experience an instantaneous rebellion. The truth is that you would rather be in control. This could cause a quiet struggle for power. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Since you are unlikely to change your mind once it’s set, it will be important to make sure the information you base your decisions on is relevant and accurate. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You want to be awakened so you can strive to greater heights. The trouble is that once awake, you have to confront the fact that you were, in some sense, asleep. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 4). You’ll be empowered by the new rules you create for yourself. People want to be closer to you. This month gives you a free pass to a private world. November’s luck centers on family connections. You’ll make the future better as you endeavor to understand history. You’ll discover a goldmine of sorts in June. Aries and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 24, 39 and 18.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being the best doesn’t automatically guarantee success, but there is a certain power in it. Unfortunately, it can be a lonely power unless you combine your expertise with stellar people skills. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though the moon is only in your sign for a few hours, yesterday’s daring mood still holds. You deliberately do things you wouldn’t normally do, because you want the story. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your mood only gets groovier as the moon progresses through your sign. You’ll surprise your friends by acting on your fun impulses. They await your arrival, but do not expect you to come singing. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even though you have the sense that the world is changing in big ways, you also realize that often these changes are the result of small, determined steps taken by individuals just like you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re not a category. What you do is specific to you and cannot be lumped in with anyone else. Knowing this, you’ll begin to understand why your self-expression is essential to the evolution of the planet. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Automatic actions have a way of blinding most people to the subtle differences between today and yesterday. And yet, you’ll be made aware of the unexpected beauty that’s tucked inside the routine of your day. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are more attracted to the beauty inside a person than to the outside image the person is trying to project. This may be the cause of a funny dilemma or a strange happening.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thusday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2012. There are 88 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Oct. 4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit. James R. Hoffa was elected president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The family comedy series “Leave It to Beaver” premiered on CBS. On this date: In 1777, Gen. George Washington’s troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown, Pa., resulting in heavy American casualties. In 1822, the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, was born in Delaware, Ohio. In 1861, during the Civil War, the United States Navy authorized construction of the first ironclad ship, the USS Monitor. In 1887, the International Herald Tribune had its beginnings as the Paris Herald, a European edition of the New York Herald. In 1931, the comic strip “Dick Tracy,” created by Chester Gould, made its debut. In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini conferred at Brenner Pass in the Alps. In 1959, the Soviet Union launched Luna 3, a space probe which transmitted images of the far side of the moon. In 1960, an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed L-188A Electra crashed on takeoff from Boston’s Logan International Airport, killing all but 10 of the 72 people on board. In 1970, rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead in her Hollywood hotel room. In 1976, agriculture secretary Earl Butz resigned in the wake of a controversy over a joke he’d made about blacks. In 1980, fire broke out aboard the Dutch cruise vessel Prinsendam in the Gulf of Alaska, forcing the 520 people aboard to abandon ship; no deaths or serious injury resulted. (The ship capsized and sank a week later.) In 1991, 26 nations, including the United States, signed the Madrid Protocol, which imposed a 50-year ban on oil exploration and mining in Antarctica. One year ago: Three U.S.-born scientists, Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess, won the Nobel Prize in physics for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 83. Actor Eddie Applegate is 77. Actress Felicia Farr is 77. Author Jackie Collins is 75. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 71. Author Anne Rice is 71. Actress Lori Saunders is 71. Baseball manager Tony La Russa is 68. Actor Clifton Davis is 67. Actress Susan Sarandon is 66. Actor Armand Assante is 63. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 62. Actor Christoph Waltz is 56. Actress-singer Wendy Makkena is 54. Musician Chris Lowe is 53. Country musician Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard is 52. Actor David W. Harper is 51. Singer Jon Secada is 51. Actor Liev Schreiber is 45. Actor Abraham Benrubi is 43. Country singer-musician Heidi Newfield is 42. Actress Alicia Silverstone is 36. Actor Phillip Glasser is 34. Rock singer-musician Marc Roberge is 34. Actress Rachael Leigh Cook is 33. Actor Jimmy Workman is 32. Rhythm-andblues singer Jessica Benson is 25. Figure skater Kimmie Meisner is 23.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Presentation explaining “The Origin of Bad Boy Books” in American Literature. 7 p.m. at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton Iron Works. Blackstones hosts saxophonist Dave Liebman. 8 p.m. at the Margate Resort in Laconia. General admission is $12. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 524-5210. For more information call (518) 7933-3183. Rosemary Casey and her band Rosemary’s Baby Blues perform at Pitmans Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and the venue is BYOB. The Hall Memorial Library hosts an art opening featuring the works Conrad Young who attended TiltonNorthfield schools from 6th grade to his graduation in 1955. 5 to 7 p.m. at the Library located in Northfield. Celebration of art created by the children at Genesis Behavioral Health and the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region. 4-6 p.m. at 719 North Main Street, Laconia. Refreshments will be served at the event. RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation call 524-1100 x455 or visit Community Garden Club of Meredith program and fall luncheon. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at The Pavilion at Longhaul Farm, Route #113 in Holderness. A fall luncheon will follow the meeting. The cost of lunch is $18. Reservations for lunch required. To make reservations call 279-5065. Red Cross blood donation. Noon to 5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Hall in Laconia. For more information call 1-800-REDCROSS or your local Red Cross Chapter. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Laconia Indoor Winter Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Local farmers will offer fresh vegetables, meats, baked goods, and more. Articants, candy makers and local independent sales representitves will also have stands set up. For ore information call 4557515 or visit Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 Don Watson CD Release Party held at Pitman’s Freight Room. 8 p.m. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more information call 517-0043 or check Healing music artist and New Age Vocalist, Ashana, performs in Meredith. 7 p.m. the Practice Room Center for Yoga and Healing. Admission to the concert is $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased by calling 279-3243 or by visiting Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. 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. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2-5 p.m.

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Amy Jennings joins Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension as 4-H Program Coordinator LACONIA — Amy Jento innovate and improve nings has joined Belknap on existing programs and County UNH Cooperative policies, ultimately yieldExtension as 4-H Proing long term growth, susgram Coordinator. tainability and success for She is one of six new the 4-H program.” 4-H program coordinators Holly Young, as the prothat UNH Cooperative gram leader, couldn’t be Extension has brought on more pleased. “These new board in the last month. staff members’ new thinkThe six new staff meming and creativity New bers are part of UNH Hampshire 4-H Youth Extension’s current orgaDevelopments’ long hisnization wide re-structurtory of university-based ing, an initiative known outreach to youth through as “ReExtension.” Amy Jennings (Courtesy an extensive assortment Jennings said, “I have photo) of projects, events, and never subscribed to the ‘if programs.” it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach to To learn more about UNH Cooperaprogram management. I believe if we tive Extension’s 4-H Youth Developkeep our minds open to all possibiliment program, go to extension.unh. ties, there will always be opportunities edu and click on 4-H.

PSU student group hosting Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour October 5-7 PLYMOUTH — Students from the Plymouth State University student organization Ending Genocide Around the World (EGAW) will host the Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour October 5-7 on campus in the Hartman Union Building adjacent to High Street. The Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic tour, which has been exhibited around the world, includes relics of Siddhartha Gautama (the Historic Buddha) and may other Buddhist masters, but this is the tour’s first visit to New Hampshire. The relics, which resemble pearl-like crystals, were found among the cremation ashes of these masters, and are said to embody the masters’ spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom. EGAW’s co-organizer Kobit Beaver says the Relic Tour exemplifies EGAW’s mission of sharing cultural experiences and working for a more peaceful and just world. “The Buddha’s message speaks to the Universal Heart of all people, independent of affiliation with Buddhism. This tour is about Loving Kindness for all and toward all. This is our gift to our fellow brothers and

sisters here—our gift of Loving Kindness to our school and to our community,” Beaver said. EGAW member Nathaniel Chopoorian says visitors can expect a very peaceful environment, and many relics to view. “Some of the Buddha’s relics come from the Meiktila Relic Museum in Burma, and some were given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I’m sure a lot of people have never heard of anything like this, or seen such relics. The people touring with the relics will provide information about the collection, “ Chopoorian said. More than 50 volunteers will staff the exhibition throughout its three days in Plymouth. An opening ceremony for the collection will be held Friday, October 5, from 6-8 p.m. The collection may also be viewed Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For information about the Maitreya Heart Shrine Relics Tour at PSU, contact Kobit Beaver, at (603) 339-9830 or email kwbeaver@mail.plymouth. edu.

Bank of New Hampshire launches 3rd Annual Feeding NH Food Drive LACONIA — The holiday season is growing near and local food pantry shelves are empty. Each of Bank of New Hampshire’s 21 Banking Offices will be accepting non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations. The items collected in each office from October 1 through November 9 will benefit local food pantries throughout the state. “At Bank of New Hampshire, we understand what it means to be a good corporate citizen,” stated Vickie Routhier, VP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of

New Hampshire. “Repeating our annual food drive will help support food pantries across New Hampshire. The need has never been greater and between our employee’s contributions and the community’s support, we hope to make a difference.” Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, see next page

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Francoeur/Babcock tournament nets $6,400 The Aaron T. Francoeur scholarship fund presents a check to the Nate Babcock Scholarship Fund. Each Spring the Annual Francoeur/ Babcock Basketball Tournament is held in memory of Aaron Francoeur and Nate Babcock. The funds raised through the tournament are awarded to Gilford Students pursuing secondary education. This past year, over $6,400 were raised to be awarded between the two funds. Picture from left to right are: Herb Greene – Gilford Parks and Recreation Director, Virginia Babcock, Jim Babcock, Thom Francoeur and Kim Francoeur. (Courtesy photo)

Brenda’s Ride raises $16,500 for local cancer patients

LACONIA — Fourteen-year breast cancer survivor Brenda Ganong recently hosted the Tenth Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time. The event was a huge success, raising $16,500 for the Oncology patients at LRGHealthcare. Brenda’s Ride started in 2003 with just 35 participants and has continued to grow with each passing year. The 225 or so bikers all convened at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound the morning of August 18 and then set off for a beautiful ride around Lake Winnipesaukee. Lead by Alton and Laconia Police Department volunteers, the convoy arrived back (Left to right): LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program Coordinator Ginny Witkin; Sherry Cesati; John at the Lobster Pound midGanong; Brenda Ganong; event co-organizer MaryEllen Nelson; and LRGHealthcare Annual Fund & day for a cookout, raffles, Special Events Manager Becky Doherty. (Courtesy photo) and live music courtesy of Axis and The Tom Dixon Band. “On behalf of everyone at LRGHealthcare and the “As a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Brenda’s many patients who receive assistance, we are forever Ride, we were thrilled with the outpouring of support grateful to Brenda and John Ganong and all of their from so many who came to ride and this take part in friends and family who help to make each Brenda’s Ride great event. Brenda’s Ride continues to thrive and knowsuch a success. The folks at the Lobster Pound always go ing that we’re helping cancer patients right here in our above and beyond, as do the great bands and those who’ve own community is very rewarding,” explains Ganong. donated goods and services. A special thanks to the very To add to the excitement of this milestone annigenerous auction donors, shirt sponsors, and high-level versary, a 2012 Harley Street Glide, courtesy of supporters including Gold Sponsor Winner’s Circle Auto Manchester Harley Davidson, was raffled off. John Sales, and Silver Sponsor the Looney Bin. Brenda also Jacobs was the big winner and proceeds from the has the best, most loyal volunteers who deserve a ton of nearly 300 tickets sold also benefitted the cause, credit,” states LRGHealthcare Annual Fund & Special which helped to double the amount raised in 2011. Events Manager Becky Doherty.

Emma L. Berry of New Hampton, Austin T. Hart of Meredith and Abigail P. Ross of Gilford have been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. James Piper of Belmont earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. Hannah Griesinger of Meredith graduated with a master of arts degree in Teaching from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Edwin Dunnavan of Moultonborough has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Amanda Pellowe of Alton graduated Magna Cum Laudeum Laude from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Penn.. Nicole M. Hewes, a member of the Class of 2012, of Belmont and Alec D. Peters, a member of the Class of 2013, of Laconia, and graduate of Sant Bani School have been named to the Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 year. Sandra Stonebraker of Moultonborough and a member of the class of 2013 at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., earned term honors for the spring semester. Andrew Keith Bryar of Moultonborough received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University in Madison, N.J. Merinda R. Nugent of Laconia has recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Spring semester. The following students will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as members of the Class of 2016 — Ian Shaw of Belmont, a graduate of Belmont High School, who will be majoring in mechanical engineering. Evan Andrews of Gilford, a graduate of Gilford Middle High School, will be majoring in civil engineering. Jacob Baggaley of Center Harbor, a graduate of Inter Lakes High School, will be majoring in environmental engineering. Jessica Russell of Barnstead has been named to its Dean’s List at the University of Hartford for Spring 2012.

Labor standoffs silence orchestras in Minnesota and Indiana MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world’s greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians based outside a top cultural center. Now its members are locked out of Orchestra Hall, stuck in the same kind of labormanagement battle recently afflicting teachers and football referees. Across the country, symphony and chamber orchestra executives have cited flat ticket sales and slumping private support as they seek major pay concessions from musicians, who warn of a loss of talent and reputation. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra has already cancelled concerts through Nov. 25 as negotiators argue over a proposal to trim the performers’ average salary by $46,000 a year. A similar standoff is under way across the Mississippi River at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has canceled the first month of its season due to a labor impasse, and similar troubles are rumbling at orchestras in Richmond, Va., Jacksonville, Fla., and San Antonio, Texas. from preceding page Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800832-0912 or visit

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Dear Annie: My son passed away last year from cancer. Not even two months after his death, my daughter-in-law began dating a married man. She then became pregnant and moved in with him and my two young granddaughters. She had the baby 11 months after my son’s death. I am upset about her choice to move on so quickly. Worse, she has told my granddaughters that they can call this new man “Daddy” if they want to. I have a big problem with this. First, he is still married to his wife and has two other children. And second, these two little girls just lost their father and haven’t had a chance to grieve or process what’s going on. I am not going to judge the Other Man. He could very well turn out to be a good guy who simply needed to grow up. But I worry about my grandchildren. Everyone tells me not to say anything because she might take the girls from me. (She has done that before.) But I don’t know how much longer I can keep my mouth closed. -- Unhappy Grandmother Dear Grandmother: Your daughter-in-law’s behavior seems disrespectful to your son’s memory and also to his children. But we suspect she is afraid of being alone and raising two children by herself. Although we understand the desire to speak up, we can assure you that it will serve no purpose. Please don’t create a situation that will estrange you from your granddaughters. They are going to need you, and you will want to be around to help them remember their father. Do what you must in order to remain in their lives, even if it means keeping your opinions to yourself. Feel free to write us anytime you need to vent. Dear Annie: I’m 34 and have two grandmothers. One has dementia, and the other has neglected her health to the point where diabetes keeps her from moving around. She’s stopped bathing because getting into the shower is too difficult, and

she refuses my father’s suggestion to have an aide. I haven’t visited either grandmother in two months. I want to remember the first one the way she was. She doesn’t know who I am half the time anyway. She sometimes hallucinates, although pleasantly. She told us a long-dead politician had dropped by. I’ve always had difficulty being around the other because she spends all her time watching the news and hears only the worst things. My parents aren’t happy about this. One of my grandfathers spent the last three years of his life sick with every known illness, some of which were gross to see. He died with all of us at his side, so I got to watch him turn into a bloated, swollen, ulcerated heaving corpse. That’s why I’d rather not see my grandmothers anymore. Do any of your readers have the same problem? -- N.Y., N.Y. Dear N.Y.: Of course they do, and some choose to visit anyway, and others can’t be bothered. But we think it says a lot about one’s character to visit these family members because it’s the right thing to do, whether it makes you comfortable or not. It’s a kindness to your grandmothers and to your parents. Please try. Dear Annie: I’d like to respond to “Cape Coral, Fla.,” whose son is doing poorly in his college math classes. College is not high school. Too many students simply come to class unprepared and then blame the teacher. At the college level, students must take responsibility for their own learning. If the professors do not return his exam papers, he should go to the department head. The U.S. is the only country I know of where people proudly proclaim that they hate math, don’t understand it and don’t care. -- Retired Community College Teacher

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

1998 Nissan Altima, 146k, auto, cruise, sunroof, power seats, good tires. Asking $2,650. 393-8996

2006 Subaru Outback i WagonAll wheel drive, 63K miles, fully equipped, heated seats, remote start. Meticulously maintained, flawless in and out. State inspection included. “You will not find a nicer one”. $13,900. 603-494-8044

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

AKC Sheltie- Sable & white. 1 male, 10 weeks old, pet only. Very affectionate. 603-455-3802 AUSTRALIAN shepherd pups. Heath certificates and first shots, 3 left. $500 each. 455-4605 or 455-7463.

2000 Toyota Sienna Van for sale. Good condition, regularly and well maintained. Mileage -196k. Needs ABS sensor and set of tires, BUT has a set of good condition snow tires. $1500. Call 279-9912.

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

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2001 Suburban- 112K miles, $5,800. Loaded, LT, 4WD, 5.3 liter automatic. Very good condition. 603-345-1919

BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

JERSEY/HOLSTIEN milking cow $1000/ obo. Boar/Nubian goat $100 each buck, $150 each doe. Call 603-998-3393.

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

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.


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

$-TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1972 Austin Heally Mini Cooper 850. $6000/ obo. 603-528-3840.

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- Available NOW. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet area, heat included. $850/mo. All housing certificates accepted. 781-344-3749 BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

2005 Kia Rio, 4 dr, auto, a/c, 104K Miles, new timing belt and water pump, great on gas. $4,000. 934-2221


GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269.

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

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


GILMANTON: Clean, private, newly renovated, single-family home, 1-bedroom with office, $850/month. Concord, 20 minutes. (603)382-4492.

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LACONIA 2-Bedroom House. Good neighborhoow, easy walk to downtown & Lake Winnisquam. New bath, kitchen, windows, insulation. Oil Heat & Hot Water. No smokers-No pets. 1-year lease. $1,100/Month + utilities. 630-1438 LACONIA Large Studio Apartment- Newly painted, carpeting and flooring, off street parking. No utilities, lease required. $500 security deposit, rent $140/Week.

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LACONIA Winter Rental: 3 Bedroom, 2-Bath home washer/ dryer/dishwasher. Weirs Blvd., Laconia/Weirs. $800/month. + utilities. 393-0458.

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

LACONIA1 bedroom $150/Week, includes heat & hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665

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

LACONIA- 3 bedroom apartment. $780/Month plus utilities. Security deposit/references. 520-8212 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house, across Street from Leavitt Park, close to school & beach. Efficient heat with new windows. Covered parking with lockable storage. Security & references required. Pet considered. $1,100. per month + utilities. 937-0157 LACONIA- 3 Room, 1 bedroom with sun porch, 2nd floor $170/Week, includes heat. $600 security. 524-7793 LACONIA- Beautiful duplex on quiet dead-end street off Pleasant. 2-3 bedrooms, large kitchen/dining, replacement windows, hardwood throughout, basement/attic/garage, hookups, sunny yard, pets considered. Non-smokers only. 1600+ sf. $1,000/Month + utilities. References/credit check required. Security & last months rent. 556-2631 LACONIA- Large 4-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment with Heat/Hw included. Hardwood floors, 8 rooms in all. $1,250. Also have a 3-bedroom 2-Bathroom for $1,150. 566-6815 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Quiet 2 bedroom on water. No smoking. Heat included. 603-387-1606 LACONIA- Wingate Village, 103 Blueberry Lane. 3-bedroom townhouses for rent. $875. Washer/Dryer hookups, private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C, in convenient location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234,

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Great, Large 1-bed room Apartment. Looking for Great tenant. Completely renovated, with upscale finishes. $725/Month. 566-6815 LACONIA: Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2-story, 1.5 bath condo. Includes washer/dryer, pets considered. $1,100/Mo. 603-630-5671 or 630-4855 LAKEPORT Small 1 bedroom apt. near park & beach. $800/ month & sec deposit. Includes heat, hw, washer & dryer. Must be responsible, quiet and non-smoker. Cats OK. 603-528-3840 LAKEPORT- Clean 1st floor 1 bedroom apartment. Heat/hot water, no smoking/no pets. $700/Month or $175/Weekly. References & deposit. 387-9575 MEREDITH ROOMATE to share 2 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home on own land. All utilities included, available Oct. 12th. 279-7871 MEREDITH- FURNISHED room, own bathroom, utilities included. $425/Mo. 290-1700 MEREDITHSmall ranch. 2 bedroom, 1 acre of land, new floors, $850/Month. Call Mary 603-493-1197 MEREDITH: First floor, 2-bedrooms, livingroom, dining room, large screened porch, near town. $700/month +utilities. 387-2426. MOULTONBOROWaterfront winter rental. 2-bedroom furnished apartment, new construction, quiet location, no pets. $1,250. 603-253-8438 MOULTONBOROUGH 1 bedroom cottage, large private lot, dog negotiable, no smoking, $700 plus utilities. (603)476-8450. Roommate: Furnished Room, $125/Week. Near Tilton & I-93. No drinking, no drugs. All utilities. Pet & smoking OK. 603-286-9628

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

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Real Estate Home for sale by owner: 3 bedroom, 1-bath, living room, dining room. A block from downtown Laconia. Assessed at $130K, asking $69,500. Principals only, sold as is. Call 603-581-6710

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

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


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

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

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THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Thursday, October 4, 2012— Page 27

DEBATE from page 2 — a sharp spike in food stamps, economic growth lower this year than last” and “23 million people ut of work or stropped looking for work.” But Obama criticized Romney’s prescriptions nd his refusal to raise taxes and said, “if you take uch an unbalanced approach then that means you re going to be gutting our investment in schools nd education ... health care for seniors in nursing omes (and) for kids with disabilities.” Not surprisingly, the two men disagreed over Medicare, a flash point since Romney placed Wisonsin Rep. Paul Ryan on his ticket. The president repeatedly described Romney’s lan as a “voucher program” that would raise out-ofocket costs on seniors. He continued, directly addressing the voters at ome: “If you’re 54 or 55 you might want to listen ecause this will affect you.” Romney said he doesn’t support any changes for urrent retirees or those close to retirement. “If you’re 60 or 60 and older you don’t need to sten further,” he said, but he contended that funamental changes are needed to prevent the system rom becoming insolvent as millions of baby boom eneration Americans become eligible. Romney also made a detailed case for repealing



Obamacare, the name attached to the health care plan that Obama pushed through Congress in 2010. “It has killed jobs,” he said, and argued that the best approach is to “do what we did in my state.” Though he didn’t say so, when he was governor Massachusetts passed legislation that required residents to purchase coverage — the so-called individual mandate that conservatives and he oppose on a national level. Romney also said that Obamacare would cut $716 billion from Medicare over the next decade. The president said the changes were part of a plan to lengthen the program’s life, and he added that AARP, the seniors lobby, supports it. Jim Lehrer of PBS drew moderator’s duties, with Obama getting the first question and Romney the last word. Five weeks before Election Day, early voting is under way in scattered states and beginning in more every day. Opinion polls show Obama with an advantage nationally and in most if not all of the battleground states where the race is most likely to be decided. That put particular pressure on Romney to come up with a showing strong enough to alter the course of the campaign. The sputtering economy served as the debate



Yard Sale

Yard Sale



LACONIA Yard Sale-Saturday, October 6, 8am-Noon, Rain or Shine. 27 Shore Drive. Craftsmen rolling tool chest, furniture, household goods, tools, collectibles, two featherweights and much more.

Everything Must Go! CHEAP MONEY! Sat.- Mon.Oct. 6-8 8am-3pm '98 White Chevy Blazer 4X4, registered & inspected, in great shape, runs great, lots of new parts $2,500.

LACONIA, (Hack Ma Tack Camp ground) 713 Endicott St. North, Sat & Sun 9am - 3pm. Antiques, appliances, tools, toys, clothes, footwear etc. Rain or shine.

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

603-986-8149 Professional Painting Affordable price. Michael Marcotte 455-6296

Storage Space HUGE GARAGE in Gilford for rent, perfect for 2 cars or large boat. $250/Month. 508-596-2600 LACONIA: 20' x 18 ' two car garage for rent. $195/month including electric, 524-1234.

Wanted To Buy Hospital bed wanted to purchase. In pristine condition. Call 524-1430 or 524-0785

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


Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

SNOW PLOWING- Reasonable rates, Laconia-Gilford. 455-7897

FRANKLIN YARD/GARAGE SALE Sat-Sun 10//6-10/7 9am-3pm. Multi-familyRain or Shine. Under cover. 192 New Hampton Rd.

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


Major credit cards accepted GILFORD MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun 9am-3pm 416 Weirs Rd.

usiness Telephone Systems ales, Repairs Data & Voice abling. 20 Years in Business 24-2214

ARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free anding. 25 years experience. xcellent references. Weiler uilding Services 986-4045 Email:

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

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

Rte. 11-B at Laconia-Gilford Town Line Microwave, kitchen utensils, dishes, yard tools, entertainment center, canoe w/trolling motor & more!


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



Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

603-630-6770 LACONIA COMMUNITY Yard Sale- Sat. 10/6, 8-2 pm. Rear of Southgate Condos. 57 Union Avenue. Quality items.

Yard Sale



backdrop, as it has for virtually everything else in the 2012 campaign for the White House. Obama took office in the shadow of an economic crisis but promised a turnaround that hasn’t materialized. Economic growth has been sluggish throughout his term, with unemployment above 8 percent since before he took office. The customary security blended with a festivallike atmosphere in the surrounding area on a warm and sunny day. The Lumineers performed for free, and Black Eyed Peas frontman delivered a pep talk of sorts to Obama’s supporters. School officials arranged to show the debate on monitors outside the hall for those without tickets. There was local political theater, too, including female Romney supporters wearing short shorts and holding signs that said, “What War On Women?” — a rebuttal to claims by Obama and the Democrats. Both campaigns engaged in a vigorous pre-debate competition to set expectations, each side suggesting the other had built-in advantages. Romney took part in 19 debates during the campaign for the Republican primary early in the year. The president has not been onstage with a political opponent since his last face-to-face encounter with Arizona Sen. John McCain, his Republican rival in 2008.


Moving Sale Saturday & Monday 8am-1pm 89 Anthony Dr. Toys, clothing, furniture, household goods LACONIA- Big Indoor Yard Sale. 229 Messer St. Thursday thru Saturday, 9am-4pm. Next to Messer St. Auto Repair.

Melvin Village, 534 Governor Wentworth Highway, Sun & Mon 9am - 2pm. Rain or shine. Many items and no early birds please. Sanbornton Garage Sale- Woodworking equipment & tools, household & misc. items. Childrens toys & clothes. 683 Hunkins Pond Rd. Sunday & Monday, 8am-4pm. SANBORTON Yard SaleSaturday, October 6, 9am-1pm. 106 Lower Bay Rd.

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

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Our Prices Are FALLing! TRUCKS

2011 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 4x4 Bighorn 12,000 Miles, Like New, Factory Warranty!

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 Looks Like New, Great Deal!

Low Miles, Like New, Factory Warranty!



Was $32,995

2007 Chevrolet Silverado X-Cab 1-Owner, 24,000 Miles, Wow! #10223PA


Now $28,900

2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Low Miles, Factory Warranty, Like New!

Was $27,900

Now $25,900

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Low Miles, Excellent Condition!


Was $19,900

2011 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 Crew Cab

Was $17,900

Now $23,900

2007 Chevrolet Silverado X-Cab 4x4 1-Owner, Excellent Condition!


Now $17,900

Was $26,900

Was $24,900

Now $21,900

2006 Chevrolet Pickup 2WD 1-Owner, Low Miles!



Now $16,900

Was $19,900

Now $17,900

Was $14,900

Now $11,900

SUV’S 2007 BMW X3 - X Drive 1-Owner, Like New, Loaded!

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD 1-Owner, Factory Warranty, Loaded!


2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Mint, All Options, Loaded! #10242PA


Was $32,995

Now $26,900

2007 Nissan Murano SL AWD Low Miles, Moonroof, Leather, Mint!

Was $28,900


Now $27,900

2009 Subaru Forester Limited Low Miles, Leather, Moonroof!


2008 Ford Edge SEL AWD Low Miles, 1-Owner, Moonroof!

Was $26,900

Now $23,900

2007 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 Low Miles, Auto, Hard Top, A/C!

Was $24,900

Now $20,900

2005 Cadillac SRX AWD Mint Condition, Low Miles!




Was $21,900

Now $19,900

Was $21,900

Now $19,900

Was $19,900

Now $17,900

Was $14,900

Now $11,900

CARS 2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Like New, Factory Warranty, 14,000 Miles!

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 1-Owner, Mint, Low Miles! #13027A


Was $24,900

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Like New, Factory Warranty!


Now $22,900

Was $18,900

2009 Ford Focus SE Auto, A/C, Low Miles!

Now $16,900

2008 Pontiac G6 Sedan, Auto, Mint!


Now $12,900

Was $10,900

Was $20,900


Now $18,900

2006 Ford Mustang Low Miles, Mint


Was $14,900

2010 Mini Cooper 2-Door, 1-Owner, Loaded, Low Miles!

Was $14,900


1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Now $12,900

VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE INVENTORY: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8-7pm Thur. 8-8pm Sat. 8-pm

Now $13,900

Low Miles, Beautiful!


Now $8,995

Was $15,900

Was $4,995

Now $3,995 623 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 603-524-0770 or 1-800-226-8467

“When other dealers can’t ... Cantin can!” Disclaimer: Offers subject to change without notice. Not responsible for typographical errors. Photos for illustration purposes only.

The Laconia Daily Sun, October 4, 2012  
The Laconia Daily Sun, October 4, 2012  

The Laconia Daily Sun, October 4, 2012