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Franklin homeowner charged with arson

FRANKLIN — The 50-year-old owner of the house at 308 Salisbury Road that burned on November 15 was arrested Monday and charged with arson. State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Franklin Fire Chief Kevin LaChapelle and Franklin Police Chief David Golstein jointly announced that Philip E. Randolph is also facing three other felony charges: insurance fraud, reckless conduct and violation of a statute that prosee ARSON page 4



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Value of taxable property in city has fallen $300M since start of the recession LACONIA — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the city’s 2012 property tax rate at $21, an increase of 44 cents, or 2.14-percent over the rate of $20.56 in 2011. The total amount to be raised by property taxes rose $538,083, from $38,409,602 to $39,947,685, an increase of 1.4-percent, less than half the 3.2-percent increase permitted by the tax cap. see TAX RATE page 4

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LACONIA — City Manager Scott Myers outlined the process for reconstructing the Main Street Bridge over the Winnipesaukee River, together with the attendant plans to redirect traffic during construction, when the City Council met last night. Myers stressed that the arrangements were reached in a series of meetings with officials from the New Hampshire

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No. Calif, community mourns family swept out to sea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as 10-foot surf churned the water just feet away like a washing machine. Signs near the beach warned of “sneaker waves,” the kind that suddenly roar ashore. Kuljian tossed a stick that took the dog down to the water’s edge, and in an instant, authorities said, a wave swallowed it, setting off a nightmarish scramble. “Everything kind of snowballed from there,” Coast Guard Lt. Bernie Garrigan said. Kuljian’s 16-year-old son, Gregory, ran to save the dog, only to be captured by the surging surf himself. Kuljian, 54, followed, and then his wife, Mary Scott, 57. On shore, their 18-yearold daughter, Olivia, and Gregory’s girlfriend could only watch. Both parents’ bodies were later recovered, but the boy — presumed dead — is still missing. see SEA page 12

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Sec. of State candidate Rice’s stock rises as opposition dims WASHINGTON (AP) — With congressional opposition softening, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice could find her name in contention as early as this week to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. It’s a step that may signal greater U.S. willingness to intervene in world crises during President Barack Obama’s second term. As Obama nears a decision on who should be the country’s next top diplomat, Rice has emerged as the clear frontrunner on a short list of candidates that many believe has been narrowed to just

her and Sen. John Kerry, despite lingering questions over her comments about the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya. According to congressional aides and administration officials, Rice will be making the rounds on Capitol Hill this week for closed door meetings with key lawmakers whose support she will need to be confirmed. Those appearances follow her first in-depth explanation of her Benghazi remarks that Republicans seized on as evidence of the administration’s mishandling of the attack that took the lives

of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Acting CIA Director Michael Morell will join Rice in her meetings with lawmakers. A senior Senate aide said the administration was trying to measure the strength of the Republican opposition to a Rice nomination, sounding out the more moderate members of the Foreign Relations Committee such as Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is in line to become the panel’s top Republican next year, and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. see RICE page 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk of compromise on a broad budget deal greeted returning lawmakers Monday, but agreement still seemed distant as the White House and congressional Republicans ceded little ground on a key sticking point: whether to raise revenue through higher tax rates or by limiting tax breaks and deductions. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, pressed his case for revenue derived by

reducing tax loopholes rather than raising tax rates on wealthy taxpayers, as President Barack Obama insists. Boehner, voicing the Republican stance, said: “The American people support an approach that involves both major spending cuts and additional revenue via tax reform with lower tax rates.” At the White House, Obama spokesman Jay Carney reiterated the president’s pledge not to sign legislation that extends

current tax rates to the top 2 percent of income earners — households with incomes over $250,000. “That is a firm position,” Carney said. Congress and Obama have until the end of the year to avoid across-the-board tax increases that would do away with rates set during the administration of President George W. Bush and restore higher tax rates in place during President Bill see DEAL page 8

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is again calling for higher taxes on the “ultrarich” and he’s urging Congress to compromise on spending cuts and tax increases. Buffett expressed his views on fiscal

policy Monday in an opinion article that appeared in The New York Times on the same day Congress returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. In the article, Buffett mocked the idea that investors would pull back if capi-

tal gains taxes increase. Buffett said he’s never seen that happen, even when capital gains taxes were above 25 percent early in his investing career. “Let’s forget about the rich and ultrarich see BUFFET page 4

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Hassan tells agencies to lower spending requests Retirement Steps

CONCORD (AP) — Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan warned New Hampshire agency heads Monday that their spending requests for the next two-year budget are unrealistic. “The requests total far more than our economy and taxpayers can afford,” Hassan said in opening three days of budget hearings on agency spending requests. Spending requests for the state-tax funded portion of the budget are for $3.3 billion over the two years — 26 percent higher than the current budget. Spending requests for the total budget from all funds, including federal and highway sources, are for $11.9 billion or 19 percent higher. Hassan said she felt the outgoing Republican Legislature made some wrong choices in its budget, but the economy has not recovered enough to restore all the funding it cut. “We will not be able to reverse course all at once,” said Hassan. Hassan and retiring Gov. John Lynch, both Democrats, cautioned that the economy — while improved — is not robust. Lynch noted that besides a volatile economy, the state faces other challenges, including repaying the federal government $18 million over-

paid hospital payments. “We must be prepared to continue to make tough, fiscally responsible decisions to ensure that we can invest in our priorities, including protecting the health and safety of our citizens and building an innovative economy that will ensure long-term growth,” Hassan said. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse, a Salem Republican, said if agencies fail to set clear spending priorities, lawmakers will set them to free up money for priorities they and Hassan feel are more important. For example, Hassan campaigned on restoring some or all of the $84 million in state aid cut to the University System of New Hampshire. The university system later requested $100 million per year — more than twice what it got in the current budget. Hassan said she will soon send conservative budget targets to state agencies. In her presentation, Administrative Services Commissioner Linda Hodgdon testified that her staff has been stretched thin by cuts. She said many in her agency will be retiring within the next 10 years, see HASSAN page 12

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi struck an uncompromising stand Monday over his seizure of near absolute powers, refusing in a meeting with top judicial authorities to rescind a package of constitutional amendments that placed his edicts above oversight by the courts. Morsi’s supporters, meanwhile, canceled a massive rally planned for Tuesday to compete with a demonstration by his opponents, citing the need to “defuse tension” at a time when anger over the president’s moves is mounting, according to a spokesman for the president’s Muslim Brotherhood. The opposition rally was going ahead as scheduled at Cairo’s Tahrir square, birthplace of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak’s regime nearly two years ago. The meeting between Morsi and members of the Supreme Judiciary Council was a bid to resolve a four-day crisis that has plunged the country into a new round of turmoil, with clashes between the two sides that have left one protester dead and hundreds wounded. Morsi, according to a presidential statement, told the judges that while the constitutional declaration

he announced Thursday grants him immunity from any oversight, he intended to restrict that to what it described as “sovereignty issues.” The vaguely worded statement did not define those issues, but they were widely interpreted to cover declaration of war, imposition of martial law, breaking diplomatic relations with a foreign nation or dismissing a Cabinet. The statement did not touch on the protection from oversight Morsi has extended to two bodies dominated by his Brotherhood and other Islamists: The 100-member panel tasked with drafting a new constitution and parliament’s mostly toothless lower chamber, or the Shura council. The Shura Council does not have lawmaking authorities but, in the absence of the more powerful lower chamber, the People’s Assembly, it is the only popularly elected body where the Brotherhood and other Islamists have a majority. The People’s Assembly was dissolved by a court ruling in June. The judiciary has pushed back, calling the decrees a power grab and an “assault” on the branch’s independence.

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BRIDGE from page one completed in the spring of 2014. The bridge, Myers said, will remain open to twoway traffic throughout the construction. Keeping the bridge open will require different traffic patterns for each of the four stages of construction. During the first stage, Beacon Street East will be closed at the bridge. Traffic will be routed up Main Street to Hanover Street then proceed to the parking garage, parking lots or Church Street. Beacon Street East will remain closed during the second stage when the southern end of Main Street will be narrowed to a temporary lane on the west side of the roadway. The third stage will be the mirror image of the second with Beacon Street East remaining closed and the temporary lane on Main Street moving to

the east side of the roadway. During the final stage Beacon Street West will be closed at the bridge, but open to the parking lots, while Main Street will be open only to southbound traffic between Pleasant Street and Court Street. Myers explained that what he called an “S” curve would created at the junction of Pleasant Street and Main Street to enable vehicles to navigate the intersection because Main Street is normally open only to northbound traffic. Myers emphasized that city and state officials intend to work closely to provide sufficient signage to direct traffic not only through the detours but also to downtown businesses. Acknowledging the potential impact on downtown retailers, he said that every effort would be made to mitigate it.

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ARSON from page one hibits convicted felons from being in possession of certain weapons. Randolph is being held in jail on $100,000 cash bail and scheduled to appear in the 6th Circuit District Court in Franklin on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. Officials said no other information about Randolph or his alleged crimes was going to be released at this time but they did ask that anyone with further information regarding him or the incident contact District Chief Max Schultz at 603-223-4289 or call the arson hotline at 1-800-400-3526. Firefighters reportedly responded to the November 15 fire in the basement Randolph’s home at 11 a.m. and the fire was out by noon. A second fire broke out about 4 p.m. and that blaze rendered the house uninhabitable. TAX RATE from page one For the seventh consecutive year, the assessed valuation declined, this year by $12,203,498, or 0.7-percent, from $1,870,057,201 to $1,857,853,703. The city tax rate remained unchanged at $8.14 while the local school tax rate climbed 40 cents to $8.81 and the state education tax rate rose four cents to $2.59. The county tax rate also remained unchanged at $1.46. The decrease in the assessed valuation contributed to the increase in the tax rate, but not necessarily to higher tax bills. For example, in 2011 the taxes on a single-family home valued at $250,000 and taxed at the rate of $20.56 per $1,000 of value would have been $5,140. If the value of the same home dropped by 0.7-percent to $232,500 in 2012, despite the increased tax rate, the tax bill would decrease to $4,882.50. Of course, different classes of property rise and fall in value at different rates and individual properties within the same class may vary in value according to a number of market conditions. In the seven years since the tax cap was introduced in 2006, the amount to be raised by property taxes has risen from $33,069,645 to $38,947,685, or by 17.7-percent. Meanwhile, the assessed valuation has fallen by $304,004,756, a drop of 14-percent, from $2,161,858,459 to $1,857,853,703. — Michael Kitch BUFFET from page 2 going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if — gasp — capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased,” Buffett said. “The ultrarich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities.” Buffett, who is chairman and CEO of Omahabased Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has complained for several years that Congress has been coddling the wealthy, and President Barack Obama even called one of his tax reform proposals the “Buffett Rule.” His assistant, Carrie Sova, said Buffett was not available for interviews about his tax article Monday. Sova said the only interviews Buffett was doing Monday were part of a promotional campaign for a new book about him. Buffett in his opinion piece said the current tax system has contributed to the growing gap between rich and poor. He said he supports Obama’s proposal to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, but he’d prefer setting the point where taxes increase at $500,000 income, instead of the $250,000 the White House proposed. He also reiterated his call for a minimum tax of 30 percent on income between $1 million and $10 million, and a 35 percent rate for income above that. Buffett said both Republicans and Democrats will have to make major concessions to deal with the nation’s fiscal problems. Congress is trying to address the so-called “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that could be triggered at the start of the new year. “All of America is waiting for Congress to offer a realistic and concrete plan for getting back to this fiscally sound path,” Buffett said. “Nothing less is acceptable.” Berkshire Hathaway owns more than 80 companies; including insurance, utility, railroad, furniture, jewelry,

Heroin mistrial declared after juror meets with judge BY GAIL OBER


LACONIA — The trail for a Manchester man who was charged with one count of heroin sales ended last week in a mistrial after the jury foreman held an in-chambers meeting with Judge James O’Neill. Alfredo Gonzales, 46, of 363 Center St. 1F in Manchester was charged with one count of selling heroin to a Laconia Police Department confidential informant on August 23 in Laconia. The trial, which went on in Belknap County Superior Court over a three day period last week, ended in a mistrial when O’Neill ruled that because of the concerns of the juror, “which were personal to the juror and had nothing whatsoever to do the issues of the case or with the jurors relationship with her fellow jurors” he found sufficient cause to dismiss her from the case. Court exhibits show the jury ask a number separate questions of O’Neill after the trial ended and they had begun their deliberations. The questions included a copy of all of Gonzales charges, the audio evidence presented during the trial, a reiteration of O’Neill’s jury instructions and

the appropriate laws, and the final request was from by Juror # 4 who asked to speak with O’Neill — which was granted. O’Neill’s ruling indicates both Prosecutor Carley Ahern and Defense Attorney Mark Sisti were in agreement. After O’Neill reviewed the process for substituting her with one of the alternates, he agreed with Sisti that such a substitution could prejudice the outcome of the case and granted Sisti’s request for a mistrial. In a separate case, Gonzales is also charged with providing heroin to Karen Mikkelsen — who sold the heroin that killed a young Laconia woman in April of 2011. Mikkelsen is incarcerated in the N.H. Prison for women in Goffstown. The pretrial for Gonzales case for sales of heroin — death resulting, is scheduled for December 10. Sisti is representing him in that case as well. Ahern said yesterday that she intends on retrying Gonzales on the sales charge and he remains in the Belknap County Jail on a total of $150,000 cash-only bail — $50,000 for the trial that just ended in a mistrial and $100,000 for the alleged sale of heroin that killed Ashley Denty, 22, formerly of 180 Union Avenue.

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Jefferson & Pogo November 6th has come and gone. Most all political contests have been settled and it is clear that the people have chosen Democrat leadership over Republican. Democrats are happy and some will choose to be gracious about it, and others will take a victory lap and spike the ball. Republicans are not so happy. They will vent their frustration and try to find the reasons for why they lost. Time will cool both sides but, for today, we can take comfort in knowing that however taxing the process may have been, it was done openly and the people have spoken. The system worked! Regardless of our political bent, we should be happy with that. Thomas Jefferson said, the people get the government they deserve. He didn’t say that everything would turn out rosy or peachy keen. He only said we will get what we asked for, or, should I say, what we thought we asked for. If you recall, when speaking about the possibility of war with Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell cited his Pottery Barn Rule, “You break it, you bought it.” That’s analogous to our election process, be they good or bad, collectively we are responsible for the election results and, therefore, the consequences of them. Didn’t vote? Too bad, but you, too, are included in the consequences of those election decisions. Voted for the other person at whatever ballot level? Sorry Charlie, you’re not excused either. You also will bear the burden of the election results. The government is common to us all. We are blessed with free and open elections. Some will soil that process and others will ignore the opportunity to vote. That doesn’t mean that by not voting they don’t have a say in the process . . . the absence of their vote gives more weight to one candidate or another. Some will vote as they always have, many following in the footsteps of their parents. Others may attempt to research the candidates and their positions and track records, and then choose to vote for those who are most likely to match the voter’s desires for government. And there are those we see on television in “man on the street” interviews who don’t have a clue. Regardless, when it comes to the consequences of the election, we are all “equal”. There are countless options, actions or inactions, and personal reasons that are part of the election process. But, once decided,

there are no options . . . we are collectively bound together to live with the results. We have seen and heard the president say that he wants a “national police force equal in strength to our military”. Mull that one over and you may share the opinion that such a prospect is absolutely frightening. Why in the world we want the federal government to usurp state and local rights and federalize the police? Why too, would we want that police force to have power equal to the most powerful military the world has ever known? Another concern is about the president’s statements concerning bankrupting and destroying the coal and, subsequently, the power industries. It appears that he is unaware of the needs of the people and the costs to them for the basic necessities. Rather, he wants to force on them what he believes are “alternative” solutions that comport with his ideologies. We now have seen obfuscation, distortions, changes in stories, removal of people from key positions, and all sorts of information manipulation designed to shield the president from being held accountable. Can it be that the administration feels no obligation to share the truth with the citizenry? Senator Kerry and Ambassador Rice have had their names floated in the press as possible candidates for the positions of Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State, respectively. Can the administration be so tone deaf as to believe that the military and millions of veterans, especially those who served in Vietnam, would be heartened by Senator Kerry’s appointment? Or that the citizens of this country, and countries around the world, would put their faith in someone who blatantly lied about the events of September 11th, in Benghazi? And now we have the president not offering up any reasonable solutions to the problems of unemployment or reigning in out of control government spending, but rather, he has drawn a line in the sand, and is demanding we raise taxes on the wealthy, the job creators. It appears that rather than uniting the country, he is choosing to continue his divisiveness. As Walt Kelly said in his comic strip character Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is us”. (Bob Meade is a resident of Laconia.)

LETTERS Explain 5 of the 6 richest counties in Virginia going for Obama To the editor, A high five must go out to Frank Weeks for fact-checking Tony Boutin’s fact-free opinion regarding teachers into the dumpster. Like the Romney campaign, The Laconia Sun’s right wing clown car doesn’t let facts get in the way of their spin. Tony gave us one of his wonder bread lists last week. It seems that people who were addicted to to welfare voted for Obama. He must not have read that of the six counties in Virginia that have a median income of $100,000 or more, Obama won five. Tony doesn’t realize that four years of hysterical right wing fiscal, birther, and religious foaming at the mouth got them nowhere. Maybe its time to look stuff up instead of making it up. Nah, not the wackadoodles! Hopelessly flawed intellectually! They prove it. Neil Young actually thinks there is such a thing as a “equality of outcome” movement. No such thing exists, except in his skull . Nobody seeks “equality of outcome”. Just a level playing field and a hand to the disadvantaged. Neil also doesn’t know the definition of socialism. He is another radio big mouth with a myopic vision. Then there is James Thompson’s antiMuslim tirade. He thinks American Muslims are a threat. The real threat is the Christian Sharia because they are actually writing theocratic laws with Christian Ayatollahs. And who attacks Synagogues, burns down Mosques and slaughters worshipers in a Sikh temple? Christian wackjobs.

Lets not forget the fresh flying cow-patties thrown about by George Brunstad about food stamp nation. Again, one minute of fact-checking blows this one up. Food stamps went down continually during the Clinton years. They abruptly began to rise again in Bush’s first year. The so-called Bush economic expansion changed nothing in the food stamps or poverty levels. Food stamps continued to rise steadily until 2008 when the Bush economic crash occurred. Then the angle on the chart increases in steepness thereafter. Its a no brainer that an economic crash would send food stamp use up significantly. Obama didn’t cause the great recession; In fact, all three “free market” crashes (1929, 1987, 2008) were under GOP presidents. On top of that, we had GOP wackjobs in Congress who tried to destroy the Obama presidency by obstructing everything he tried. That coalition helped keep people unemployed and on government programs longer. Good job! And who can forget Russ Wiles bemoaning recess appointments? Poor guy. Loser ideas make losers. Russ is a loser with loser ideas. Obama has made 28 such appointments. Reagan made 240. Clinton made 140, Bush II made 171. Russ must have pasty crackers between his ears. As with Fake News and the rest of the conservative psycho-propaganda machine, one can’t believe anything a right winger says until fact-checking. Nine out of ten times its a lie or a distortion. James Veverka Tilton

Greater economic competitiveness will lead to job creation To the editor, Thank you Alton and Gilmanton for voting for me as your state representative in District 5. As we move past the partisan rhetoric which so mars political discourse, it is time to begin a sober assessment as to the best ways to move New Hampshire and Belknap County to a position of greater economic competitiveness. Many will be surprised to learn the degree to which New Hampshire has slipped in favorability rankings for business climate, taxes, fees and regulatory environment. We must find ways to restore our competitive edge. Our state and region have an addi-

tional area of concern and that is that our population is growing older with young people comprising a smaller percentage of the populace. This top heavy pyramid of many older people and fewer younger ones employed in the workforce has dire long range consequences. Only through greater economic competitiveness will we create the jobs which are needed to reverse this unhealthy dynamic. Your comments and concerns are always welcome at: I plan to update you regularly on legislative affairs. Dick Burchell Gilmanton Iron Works

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LETTERS Why are liberals siding with nation that can legally beat women? To the editor, As we daily watch the Israeli/Palestinian conflict result in innocent civilian deaths on both sides, I still don’t understand why folks think Israel is the bully and Palestine is the victim. Has not Israel been under attack since it became a nation in 1948? Perpetually fighting off hordes of Arab armies up until 1967 when Egypt declared it’s desire to eradicate Israel from the planet. Were not Syria and Jordan more than happy to join in on the Zionist “demolition derby”? In both wars, Israel was a huge underdog, with precious little allied support and they won anyway, against tremendous odds. Hamas, representing the Palestinians and an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, again initiated their assault on Israel with rockets which now can reach Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Israel after holding out as long as it could, retaliated, killing civilians in Gaza. And what do far too many progressive liberals do, they point the finger at the only country in that region that is a bastion of social progress and human rights. Are they not siding with evil? Are they not siding with a nation that can legally beat it’s women and hang the gays? Steven Crowder wonders why liberal progressives don’t side with Israel. I do as well. Especially since Hamas is a proxy of Iran. I am also perplexed as to why it seems like the worldwide media conglomerates beat their drums (and laptops) in defense of Hamas. They hide their weaponry inside homes, schools, churches and mosques so that when Israel is forced to retaliate, civilians are killed. Their actions are killing their own people and the worlds’ press twists the truth 180 degrees and blames it on Israel. Can someone please tell me why? The mainstream media ignores that fact, while failing to report the lengths that Israel goes to protect it’s civilians from attack. Color me as flummoxed as the Saudi’s who remain exasperated about the Obama administration’s failure to produce a cogent policy regarding Iran. The country that continues to supply weapons to Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood now control Egypt and the rulers of Turkey and Qatar are also embracing Hamas. Lebanon is basically a country run by Hezbollah, another proxy of Iran. Israel is surrounded by pure unadulterated evil in it’s most virulent form while they are the only civil, moral society in this entire region of darkness. Joseph Spoerl, PhD, at St. Anselm College, gives us a perfect example from a Hamas official TV station broadcast in 2010. Here is a quote from Abdallah Jarbu, a member of the Hamas government, “the . . . Jews are thieves and aggressors. . . they are a foreign bacteria. . . a microbe unparalleled in the world. . . May He (Allah) annihilate this filthy people”. There is much more, but you get the idea. The murderous ideology and genocidal bent of their enemies should be clear to everyone since it applies to us as well. So please, I am asking a simple question of all progressive liberals out there who believe that the Palestinians are on the side of good. How can you side with a nation,

an ideology, that has no respect for women and condemns all homosexuals as the lowest, most despicable form of life? Israel has so often been the one to step back and compromise as evidenced by their unilateral ceding of Gaza to the Palestinians in 2005. Prime minister Ariel Sharon went against government leaders with this decision, including Benjamin Netanyahu who believed this would end badly. I wonder how Golda Meir, the other “Iron Lady” would have handled this situation. In the five years that she was the prime minister, no one fought harder to broker piece with her Arab neighbors. Sadly, she resigned in 1974, shortly after a bloody, inconclusive war with the attacking countries of Egypt and Syria . Anyway, Israel took control of Gaza after the 1967 Six Day war to provide a territorial buffer against it’s enemies. Giving that up 38 years later would be a mistake of “appeasement”, a tact that our current administration nevertheless thought, would work to make the Arab Spring a democratic, open minded, freedom embracing movement. We do repeat history in strange, destructive ways don’t we? Oh, and how many people know that after giving up that land in 2005, the Israelis continued to provide Gaza with water, communication, electricity and sewage networks. Charles Krauthammer reminds us that after kicking their citizens out, they left the greenhouses for Palestinians to grow produce, which they proceeded to trash instead. Has anyone heard much on the news about the truckloads of food and medicine that Israel continues to deliver to Gaza to help prevent a humanitarian crisis? Probably not, but you have heard lots about this conflict having a “moral equivalency”. Truly unbelievable! Israel has a formidable defense and learned in the 1948 and 1967 wars, not to count on outside help, so they can defend themselves, for now. Bernard Lewis, renowned Islamic scholar reminds us again of the end game, according to Cal Thomas. Iranians believe in the apocalyptic “end of days” in which the 12th Imam, the “Islamic Messiah” will emerge in the midst of a nuclear war. They believe this Imam will save humanity with Islam becoming the sole surviving religion. So mutually assured destruction will not work as it did against the Soviets. The Israelis know this and Rob Miller of “Joshuapundit” fame, asserts that once Iran has made a successful nuclear weapons test, Israel will make a preemptive nuclear strike against Iran, knowing they will have no other choice. Radical Islam, of course, also has plan B in action. Immigration into European countries and the United States to change the culture, is well under way. Sharia Law, through stealth Jihad is infiltrating governments, schools and communities in an effort to slowly transform those countries peacefully, from within. Will radical Islam kill the frog by smashing it to smithereens, or by slowly boiling it to death, or will the frog wake up and leap to safety just in the nick of time? We shall see, won’t we?! Russ Wiles Tilton

Private investors would pass on this ‘can’t miss opportunity’ To the editor, Why are industrial wind turbines being placed in N.H.’s Lakes Region? Iberdrola Renewables held three town hall meetings last week in the Newfound Lake Region, residents likely heard claims of how the proposed Wild Meadows Wind Power Project will use green energy to “make money for the town” or how it will “reduce taxes”. If only it was that simple. Those three towns involved (Danbury, Alexandria and Grafton) are looking to enter the energy generating business without a full understanding of the risks that this entails. Spending taxpayer money shouldn’t come at the expense of a risky business venture for which the town has no expertise, and where additional taxpayer dollars are the sole recourse if the Town’s Energy Study Committee (ESC) miscalculated the project’s financial performance or hidden costs. Is this a “can’t miss opportunity” with no risks? I asked that very same question to some financial friends of mine. Each said that no “professional

investor” would invest in this project. Why? The projected investment returns are too low, the project details too incomplete and the risks too great. If private investors won’t invest in this project why should you, as taxpayers, be asked to accept questionable returns with little to no annual benefit? How will the ESC gather operating data on the proposed industrial wind turbine project? Are these towns proposing to enter into the energy generation business to make money, using taxpayer dollars, putting taxpayers at 100 percent risk for any and all revenue shortfall and/or cost overruns? YES or NO? It’s funny how Iberdrola Renewables and the land owners get to profit and the towns hold the liability isn’t it? And best of all — the end product is being shipped south for a profit. Remember, when things seem too good to be true...... Raymond Cunningham Bridgewater

Dustin is in remission; thanks for caring and for sharing To the editor, Dear supporters of “Team Dustin”: Words cannot begin to express our thanks to everyone who came to our “Dancing for Dustin” benefit. We want to thank everyone who donated food, beverages, cash, time, labor and items for the silent auction. Donations are still coming in and we appreciate support and caring. At this time we have just received news that Dustin is in “remission”. How awesome is that? A great big “THANK YOU” to

Dustin’s Aunt Beth Pickel Doda and Dustin’s friend Jade Mercer for all their hard work organizing the event. Thanks again to everyone for caring and sharing. Donations are still being accepted and in case you missed our event they can be sent to: Team Dustin Donation Fund C/O Wells Fargo Bank 271 University Oaks Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78665 The Family, near and far, of Dustin Pickel

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LETTERS 8th annual Keep the Heat On dinner will be held on Jan. 16 To the editor, Every year, the committee for the annual Keep the Heat On (KTHO) fundraiser is overwhelmed by the generosity of local restaurants’ menu contributions, and this year is no different! As preparations move forward for the 8th annual KTHO dinner, owners and chefs are again stepping up to offer their delicious creations to make this event special, and to help their local community. Over the past seven years, the annual KTHO event has raised $150,000 for fuel assistance to 15 local communities, and hopes to go over the $180,000 mark this year. With temperatures dropping by the day, fuel vouchers are already being distributed by the Plymouth Area Community Closet (PACC). State and federal fuel assistance remain limited, which means that the money raised at the KTHO dinner and auction on January 16, 2013, will be critical to addressing the need for help in Plymouth and the surrounding 14 communities. In addition to the proceeds from ticket sales and contributions, the generosity of sponsors adds significantly to the amount of fuel assistance the PACC will be able to distribute in 2013. Last year, sponsors donated nearly $11,000 to KTHO! Our loyal restaurants return this year with promises of the same high culinary standards that KTHO supporters have come to expect — or better! Plymouth’s Main Street will again be represented by an all-star lineup that includes Biederman’s Deli,

Chase Street Market, Café Monte Alto, the Lucky Dog, Main Street Station, Mandarin Taste, Thai Smile, Six Burner Bistro, and Manny’s Downtown Pizza. Joining this illustrious group for the first time is Burrito Me, open since March 2012 and already a landmark downtown. Of course, many more restaurants in Plymouth and the surrounding area will also participate, so watch the Record Enterprise for more KTHO news. This memorable evening at the Plymouth Area Senior Center begins with yummy appetizers at the 5 p.m. “Social Hour,” a Silent Auction with many high-quality contributed items and services, as well as the popular “Energy Room” featuring displays, discussions, and information about alternative energy. This will be followed by the bountiful dinner buffet and a spirited Live Auction with radio personality Brian Bulldog of 107.7 FM — new to KTHO in 2013! Tickets for the 8th annual KTHO Dinner Auction on January 16, 2013 ($35 each) will go on sale December 1 and will be available ONLY at Chase Street Market, in limited numbers again this year. Call Veronica Barbadoro at 536-7207 or Doug Grant at 536-5823 to reserve tables for 10 people. Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats (PAD) partnered with PACC in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors. Val Scarborough Plymouth Area Democrats

A complete investigation? Yes, but don’t let partisanship interfere To the editor, The attack at Benghazi cost four Americans their lives. We need to be respectful of the families who lost loved ones and we needed to do a complete investigation of the event. We obviously were not prepared for the attack or it would not have happened. We need to better defend our people who are in similar dangerous spots around the world. It did happen during a Democratic presidency. The attack referred to as “9/11” happened on American soil. A U..S Commission on National Security, cochaired by Warren Rudman, warned against terrorism on our soil. We obviously were not prepared for the attack or it would not have happened. A lot more than four Americans lost their lives. We needed to do a complete investigation so that we could better protect ourselves. This attack occurred

during a Republican presidency. In both cases, it was important that we do our best to avoid a repeat in the future and not let partisan politics cloud the issue. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte are both playing partisan politics. On occasion, John McCain has truly been a statesman, however he often uses poor judgment. Remember when he told us the people of Iraq would welcome us like liberators and that the war would be over in four years? We simply should not listen to him or follow his advice. Kelly Ayotte will do anything she can to be in front of the cameras. We would be better off if she would concentrate on the needs of the people of New Hampshire rather than promote her own career. Paul Bonneville Lochmere (Tilton)

Veterans Christmas Dinner will be held in Meredith on Dec. 22 To the editor, The Sons of the American Legion, Post 33, Meredith, would like to thank all those that bought raffle tickets for our Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle. We raffled off 50 turkeys on Thursday, Nov. 15. Several of the winners wanted their prize donated to a local charity and we voted to purchase another 17 turkeys to donate to the food pantry from the proceeds. The total donated to the local food pantry was 24 turkeys and they were greeted with great enthusiasm, as there were families waiting for them

to celebrate their holiday. The proceeds from this raffle also allow us to sponsor a Veteran’s Christmas Dinner to be held this year on Saturday December 22. There will be several veterans coming to join us from the Tilton Veteran’s Home. There could also be representatives present from the North Pole! All veterans and spouses are welcome to join us at the Post 33 Legion Hall on Plymouth Street for a meal starting at 1 p.m.. We would also like to thank Hansee next page

(L to R) Robert Ehrenberg, president, of The Business Connection and broker of this recent business transaction, joins Howie Richards in welcoming Paul Goodwin as he moves Watermark Marine Construction on location to the Rte. 3 - Meredith facility, formerly Production Trailer and Dock. (Courtesy photo)

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LACONIA — Paul Goodwin, principal of Watermark Marine Systems, on Monday announced the acquisition of Production Trailer & Dock and Central N.H. Divers of Meredith, both owned by Howard Richards. Both operations will become part of Watermark Marine Supply, the retail outlet under construction at 1218 Union Avenue, the former site of a Burger King franchise. Richards will join Watermark as its retail manager. “Howie’s retail experience and long term knowledge of boating and marine goods is ideal for our market area and will be instrumental in the growth and success that we are planning for the new Watermark Marine Supply,” said Goodwin in a prepared

statement. Meanwhile, Production Trailer & Dock will add to Watermark’s shoreline construction and service operations. Watermark Marine Supply is scheduled to open on Union Avenue in the spring of 2013. The company will also operate from Production Trailer & Dock’s facility on Route 3 in Meredith. Established in 1990, Watermark is the largest marine construction company in the Lakes Region with locations in Gilford, Laconia, Meredith and Sunapee. Last year, the firm acquired the property on Union Avenue where it is building a commercial marina with 14 boat slips that will house its corporate offices, a retail store, storage building and launching ramps.

DEAL from page 2 Clinton’s administration when the economy was robust and the federal government had a budget surplus. White House and congressional leadership aides said Obama spoke separately with House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over the weekend. The aides would not reveal details of the conversations. Obama last met with the bipartisan congressional leadership to discuss the fiscal cliff on Nov. 16. No new meetings have been announced. Boehner and other GOP leaders planned to meet Wednesday with members of a bipartisan coalition of former members of Congress and business leaders that has advocated cuts in spending in major health care programs as well as changes in the tax code to raise more money but also to lower rates. Obama met with some members of that same coalition earlier this month. Top officials from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and from the Business Roundtable met with senior White

House aides on Monday. In addition to looming tax hikes, the new year could also result in steep spending cuts in defense and domestic programs. Lawmakers and the White House fear that such a combined “fiscal cliff” would undercut the military and set back an economic recovery. Republicans say that while they are open to revenue increases, Obama also has to agree to reductions in entitlement spending, particularly in massive health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Carney on Monday said Obama was open to changes in those programs, but said Obama does not want to address Social Security as part of the fiscal cliff discussions. “The president has long made clear that he is open to discussions about strengthening Social Security as part of a separate track,” Carney said, adding that Social Security is not contributing to the deficit. Looking to buttress their case on taxes, White House economists warned Monday that the uncertainty see next page

Firefighters extinguish couch blaze before it spreads in Winter Street apartment By Gail OBer


LACONIA — The fire department extinguished a couch fire at 16 Winter St. early Saturday morning after the woman living on the third floor reported there was heavy smoke in her apartment. Chief Ken Erickson said crews from Laconia and Gilford arrived and saw moderate smoke. He said Lt. Chris Shipp ordered breathing apparatus and entered the building looking for the fire. He said they found the couch on fire and quickly extinguished it. Firefighters believe someone feel asleep while smoking. “This was close,” Shipp said. “The smoke had already nearly banked from preceding page of a potential hike in taxes next year for middle class taxpayers could hurt consumer confidence during the crucial holiday shopping season. In a new report, President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council and his Council of Economic Advisers said that if lawmakers don’t halt the automatic increase in taxes for households earning less than $250,000, consumers might even curtail their shopping during the current holiday season. “As we approach the holiday season, from preceding page naford’s of Meredith for their assistance in purchasing the turkeys at a great price. This allowed us to increase the number of turkeys that were donated to the local food pantry. Thank you all again for your support. John Fessenden SAL Squadron Historian

down to the floor.” The woman told Shipp that she woke to smoke. There were no smoke detectors because they had been removed from the apartment by an unknown person. Fire officials said an unidentified male had been sleeping on the couch and he had apparently left the building. Why he left or if he tried to wake the woman is not known, said fire officials. After firefighters extinguished the fire, they ventilated the building and the residents were allowed to return. Laconia’s on-line appraisal site lists the building’s owner as Horizon West Properties Trust with an address in Lee. Shipp said fire officials are working to reach the owner and reinstall the smoke detectors. which accounts for close to one-fifth of industry sales, retailers can’t afford the threat of tax increases on middleclass families,” the report said. Meanwhile, the stock market edged lower in the morning as the outcome of the budget talks remained inconclusive. Retailers such as Macy’s, Target and Saks were down, amid fears that consumers might cut back this season. But the National Retail Federation reported earlier that 247 million shoppers visited stores and shopping websites during the long Thanksgiving weekend, up 9 percent from a year ago. They spent an average of $423, up 6 percent. The White House report also said a sudden increase in taxes for middleincome taxpayers would reduce consumer spending in 2013 by nearly $200 billion, significantly slowing the economic recovery. The figures echo estimates by private forecasters and by the Congressional Budget Office.

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Minn. homeowner says he ‘fired more shots than I needed’ to stop 2 teens in midst of break-in LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner who shot two unarmed teenagers in the midst of an apparent Thanksgiving Day break-in told authorities he feared they had a weapon, but acknowledged firing “more shots than I needed to” and appeared to take pride in “a good clean finishing shot” for one teen, according to investigators. Byron David Smith, 64, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder in a criminal complaint that was chilling for the clinical way investigators said he described the shootings. Smith told investigators he shot 18-year-old Haile Kifer several times as she descended a stairway into his basement, and his Mini 14 rifle jammed as he tried to shoot her again after she had tumbled down the steps. Though Kifer was “already hurting,” she let out a short laugh, Smith told investigators. He then pulled out his .22-caliber revolver and shot her several times in the chest, according to the complaint. “If you’re trying to shoot somebody and they laugh at you, you go again,” Smith told investigators, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. Smith was also charged in the death of Kifer’s cousin, 17-year-old Nicholas Brady. Minnesota law allows a homeowner to use deadly force on an intruder if a reasonable person would fear they’re in danger of harm, and Smith told investigators he was afraid the intruders might have a weapon. However, Smith’s actions weren’t justified, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said. “The law doesn’t permit you to execute somebody once a threat is gone,” he said. Smith told investigators he was fearful after several break-ins at his remote home about 10 miles south of Little Falls, a central Minnesota town of 8,000 people. The sheriff’s office had only one report of a break-in, on Oct. 27. Smith reported losing thousands of dollars in cash, gold coins, two guns, photo equipment and jewelry. Wetzel said that while the shootings happened on Thursday, Smith waited until Friday to report the deaths, explaining that “he didn’t want to trouble us on a holiday.” In the complaint, Smith said he was in his basement when he heard a window breaking upstairs, followed by footsteps that eventually approached the basement stairwell. Smith said he fired when Brady came into view from the waist down. After the teen fell down the stairs, Smith said he shot him in the face as he lay on the floor. “I want him dead,” the complaint quoted Smith telling an investigator. Smith said he dragged Brady’s body into his basement workshop, then sat down on his chair. After

a few minutes, Kifer began coming down the stairs and he shot her as soon as her hips appeared, he said. After shooting her with both the Mini 14 and the .22-caliber revolver, he dragged her next to Brady. With her still gasping for air, he fired a shot under her chin “up into the cranium,” the complaint says. “Smith described it as ‘a good clean finishing shot,’” according to the complaint. The next day he asked a neighbor to recommend a good lawyer, according to the complaint. He later asked his neighbor to call the police. A prosecutor called Smith’s reaction “appalling.” “Mr. Smith intentionally killed two teenagers in his home in a manner that goes well beyond selfdefense,” Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf said after Smith appeared in court Monday morning. Bail was set at $2 million. Defense attorney Gregory Larson declined comment. John Lange, who described himself as Smith’s best friend, said Smith shouldn’t be in jail. “You have a right to defend your home,” Lange said. “He’s been through hell.” But Liberty Nunn, a Little Falls resident who said she knew Nicholas Brady’s older sister, said Smith could have simply shouted at them to stop. She said she hopes Smith goes to prison “for a very, very long time.” “Those are two young lives that were taken,” she said. “It’s just not right.” Minnesota sentencing guidelines call for a range of roughly 21 to 30 years in prison for a person convicted of a single second-degree murder count. Smith’s brother, Bruce Smith, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune his brother had retired after a career as a security officer with the U.S. State Department. Bruce Smith declined to talk to an Associated Press reporter Monday outside his brother’s home. A makeshift barricade blocked the driveway and a board leaning against it bore the spray-painted words “Keep Out.” Brady’s sister, Crystal Schaeffel, told the Star Tribune that Kifer had stolen prescription drugs from her home before. Little Falls police records show Crystal Schaeffel reported a theft Aug. 28, but the department said the report was not public because that investigation was continuing and because it named juveniles. Schools in Little Falls, about 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis, made counselors available, though classes weren’t in session Monday. In nearby Pillager, where classes were in session, a few students sought help from school counselors and local clergy members available at the school Monday morning, said Superintendent Chuck Arns.

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Correction: Pay raise request for Belmont’s deputy fire chief was 2 steps on pay scale, not 2% of salary A story in our Wednesday, Nov. 21 edition incorrectly reported that Belmont Fire Chief David Parenti and the Board of Selectmen had recommended a 2 percent pay increase for the deputy fire chief for 2013. In fact, the recommendation was for 2 step increase on the salary scale.

Last week, the town Budget Committee reduced that appropriation to a 1 percent raise, in line with what other town employees are scheduled to receive. Later, Parenti said the difference between his recommendation and what the Budget Committee approved was about $2,000 in total.

RICE from page 2 Rice is scheduled to meet on Tuesday with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., her most vocal critic on Capitol Hill. She will also meet with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. McCain and Ayotte are members of the Armed Services Committee. During an interview on Monday, McCain said he would ask Rice “the same questions I’ve been talking about on every talk show in America.” Asked whether he thinks she’s still unfit for secretary of state and what he was hoping for, McCain interrupted and said, “I’m not hoping for anything. She asked to see me and I agreed to see her.” Assessing the prospects for Rice before Obama makes any announcement would avoid the embarrassment of a protracted fight with the Senate early in the president’s second term. On talk shows the weekend following the attacks, Rice relied on talking points provided by the intelligence community that described the attack as a spontaneous assault growing out of a protest of an anti-Muslim film. GOP critics say her remarks downplayed evidence of an obvious terrorist attack just weeks before the Nov. 6 election. Republicans called her nomination doomed, leading to a vigorous defense of her by Obama in his first post-election news conference. But since then, GOP lawmakers seemed to have softened their views. McCain, who said earlier this month that would he do everything in his power to scuttle a Rice nomination, said on Sunday that he was willing to hear her out before making a decision. McCain ally Lindsey Graham,

R-S.C., has also eased his opposition and said he is usually deferential to presidential Cabinet picks. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, had issued a statement highly critical of Rice on the day of Obama’s news conference. He indicated Monday that perhaps she didn’t know what had transpired in Benghazi on the day of the attack. “I assumed she had full knowledge of everything that went on. I’m not at all convinced of that now. She very well could have been thrown under the bus,” Inhofe said in an interview. He said she hadn’t requested a meeting but he would be glad to meet with her. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that the administration appreciated McCain’s latest comments about Rice, but wouldn’t say whether the president saw them as an opening to make the nomination. “Ambassador Rice has done an excellent job at the United Nations and is highly qualified for any number of positions,” Carney said. Several diplomats currently serving with Rice said that what she lacked in Clinton’s star power, she could make up with a blunter approach that demands attention and has marked her tenure thus far at the United Nations. Rice, who at 48 is relatively young, has played the role of “conscience of the administration” on human rights and detainee issues and would bring “a certain edge” to the secretary of state job, according one colleague who has dealt with Rice on multiple issues over the past three years.

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HASSAN from page one including some who help agencies and governors develop their budgets. “What we are experiencing across government would in the private sector be considered a crisis,” she said. Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes also pressed for money for more staffing, pointing to the rising number of communities relying on the state police, especially during the night. “As a result, we are sending troopers greater and greater distances to answer calls, stretching our already thin resources even thinner. In some

of the less populated areas of the state, emergency response, including 911 calls, can take over an hour for a trooper to arrive,” he said. Hassan, who will be inaugurated Jan. 3, presents a budget to the Legislature in mid-February. The House takes the governor’s budget, sets its spending priorities and sends the plan to the Senate. The Senate comes up with its version of the budget and meets with the House to negotiate a compromise to present to Hassan before the new fiscal year begins July 1.

SEA from page one The dog eventually made it back to shore. News of Saturday’s tragedy shocked many in the small college town of Arcata on the rough Northern California coastline about 280 miles north of San Francisco. Students at Gregory’s high school wore green in his memory Monday. By late afternoon, more than 1,300 people “liked” a Facebook page set up by the teenager’s friends called “Wear Green for Geddie” — using his nickname. Dozens tweeted tributes with the hash-tag (hash)WearGreenForGeddie. “I will always remember him no matter how long,” wrote Emmalaya Owen on the Facebook page. “Especially how he was such an upbeat happy person or how he tried to put up ‘Be Happy’ propaganda posters he drew around school.” Others were trying to come to terms with the deaths. His sister graduated last year. “He was just a friendly guy, and everyone who knew him liked him, and his family was very close,” said Day Robins, a high school senior. She said Gregory and his family were active in school athletics and sailing. At Big Lagoon beach, a short drive from Arcata, signs posted near the parking lot warned beachgoers not to turn their back to the surf and to pay special attention to sneaker waves.

“Because the beach is designed that way, when that 10-foot wall breaks, it surges up on the beach and surges back really fast,” said Garrigan, the Coast Guard officer. “It’s like a cyclical washing machine.” As the family walked along the beach, Howard Kuljian threw the stick and the dog gave chase, said Dana Jones, a state parks district superintendent. Seeing his son in the water, Kuljian leapt to action, and disappeared into the frigid water. Gregory managed to pull himself back onto the sand, but after realizing his father was drowning, both he and his mother went in to save him. As Olivia and the girlfriend watched in horror, a nearby bystander called police. By the time help arrived, it was too late. Jones said the officer wasn’t able to get to the family members because of the high surf. Garrigan said the search for the teenager was stopped because a person without a wetsuit could not survive for long in the cold surf. The Coast Guard deployed a helicopter and two motorized life boats to find the teenager, but thick coastal fog made the search difficult. The parks department also called off its search. “When there is shorebreak like that, you don’t even have to go into the water to be pulled into the sea,” Jones said. “It’s a reminder to be real careful around the ocean.”

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sary paperwork. To schedule a wedding, call Shelley at 387-1206. Couples who are already married can renew their vows for $30, for another $5 Shelley will take a photo of the happy couple. He said couples can recite their original vows or come up with some new ones. These couples will receive a “Renewal of Vows” certificate. Unmarried couples have the option of hiring Shelley to perform a “Declaration of Love” ceremony for $15. They’ll receive a “Certificate of Love” and, for an additional $5, a photo. Shelley’s services will be available throughout the 24-hour period, and he hopes to be kept busy. Every dollar he raises will be donated to the Children’s Auction. “We’re hoping people are going to get in the spirit of it,” he said, adding that he will still be happy if only a few couples take him up on his offer. “Anything that happens is great for the kids.” “We’re joining the spirit of giving with the spirit of love. Why not? It’s just perfect,” he said. “I’m looking forward to doing this for 24 hours and losing my voice,” he added.


GILFORD — John Shelley is a justice of the peace as well as a team captain for Pub Mania, the burgeoning 24-hour barstool-sitting relay that raises funds for the WLNH Children’s Auction. This year, he decided to marry those two interests, offering to perform various ceremonies for couples who wish to proclaim their love during the event. Shelley has participated in Pub Mania, held at Patrick’s Pub and Eatery in Gilford, since the event began in 2009. He is the captain of Team Bag-OLoot, named after the card game he makes and sells. He’s been a justice of the peace for the past few years, overseeing nuptials for his step-daughter and several family members and friends since then. Since last year’s Pub Mania, which collectively raised $110,770 for the Children’s Auction, Shelley has been saving his justice of the peace fees since that year’s event, hoping to help his team meet its fund raising goal of $5,000. Upon the suggestion of his co-captain, Shelley decided to set up a chapel in Patrick’s during the event — held this year from 9 a.m. on December 6 to 9 a.m. on the following day — for any couples moved to commemorate their feelings during Pub Mania. For the fee of $100, Shelley will administer a legal wedding in the pub. “I’m really hoping someone will do this, it will be so cool,” he said. Those who wish to tie the knot at Pub Mania should give Shelley a few days of advance notice so he can arrange the neces-

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak abruptly quit politics Monday, potentially robbing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a key ally who enabled his hard-line government to present a moderate face to the world. Netanyahu’s party picked a young, more hawkish list of candidates in its primary election on Monday. Barring another comeback by the mercurial former general, Barak’s departure marked an end to a distinguished and tumultuous career that spanned half a century. It began on a communal farm, led to military greatness and business success and a mixed record in politics that was highlighted by failed peacemaking

efforts during a brief term as prime minister. Despite polls showing his small centrist Independence Party gaining momentum following the eight-day Israeli offensive in Gaza that he steered, Barak said he would not run again for office in the Jan. 22 elections. “I feel I have exhausted my political activity, which had never been a special object of desire for me,” Barak, 70, said in a surprise announcement in Tel Aviv. “There are many ways for me to serve the country and society, not just through politics.” Barak will remain as defense minister until a new government is sworn in after the elections. Still, analysts predicted that Israel’s most promi-

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LACONIA — The City Council heard strong support for the request of the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region to purchase property owned by the city as the site for a permanent home at a public hearing last night. The council took no action, but agreed to consider the request at its next regularly meeting on December 10. The two lots, with a total area of 1.82 acres, more or less across the street from the Normandin Square Apartments — the old Scott & Williams factory — lie in the elbow formed by Jewett Brook and the Winnipesaukee River. The property has 355 feet of frontage on Davis Place between Jewett Brook and an adjacent residential apartment building. The club has offered $100,000 to purchase the lots, which together have an assessed value of $112,400. The club intends to construct a 14,000-square-foot facility featuring a full-size gymnasium open not only to club members but also the entire community. The building would house a teen center as well as space dedicated for younger children, along with an art room, computer lab and flexible spaces. The viability of the building project would be subject to a fundraising drive. Police Chief Chris Adams, vice-president of the club, said that in his 19 years on force he has “got to see the darker side of life,” including children living “in cold, dirty homes with parents not engaged. The Boys and Girls Club, “ he continued, “can step in and change these kids lives.” He said that the location is ideal, “in the heart of the city among the neighborhoods that need the club the most.” He noted that during the past year police have responded to three calls at the club — one a visit by an officer, another a motor vehicle accident and only one involving a juvenile. Referring to the strategic plan adopted by the council, one goal of which is to reduce the incidence of substance abuse and associated crime, Adams said that providing a home for the club is a “great opportunity” to address the challenge. Andrew Hosmer, the general manager of AutoServ of Tilton who was recently elected to the state Senate, said that the council would be “investing in the growth of our community” by transferring the property. “We have problems on the street,” said Attorney Bob Hemeon, “and they won’t get better unless we show interest in our children. This is an aging city and an aging state,” he noted. “We need these kids. What we don’t need is a street education.” Cheryl Avery, executive director of the club, introduced Sarah, one of its members, who told the councilors “if it weren’t for the Boys and Girls Club, I’d be on the street.” She recalled that she was mixing with the wrong crowd when a friend suggested going to

the club. “I told her ‘that’s only for losers,’” she said, “but I went and now it’s my second home. I learned who I am and to do what I want, not what others want me to do.” “That’s what it’s all about,” said Adams. “You heard it.” Russ Thibeault of Applied Economic Research, a prospective director of the club, told the council he was asked to comment on the suitability of the site. “There might be a better site,” he said, “but I can’t think of it.” The club, he said, belongs in a “mixed neighborhood” like Davis Place, which is surrounded by both residential and commercial properties. Moreover, the site is within walking distance of both the high school and middle school. The lone dissenter was Lloyd Riley, who has lived on Davis Place for 40 years, who took pains to praise the work of the club. “It’s not the right location,” he said, explaining that the property was ceded to the city for overflow parking and green space and that since the opening of the Normandin Square Apartments traffic in the neighborhood has become heavy. Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2) asked Thibeault if the project would impair the value of nearby properties. Emphasizing that the neighborhood already harbored a variety of uses, he doubted the impact on residential property values would be significant. “It would not be an incompatible use,” he said. Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3) suggested that if protections for neighboring properties were necessary, such as setbacks or fencing beyond the requirements of the zoning ordinance, they could be incorporated in the purchase and sales agreement. The local Boys and Girls Club evolved from a teen center, created on the heels of the tragic murder of Robbie Mills in 1998, which was originally housed at the city’s Community Center. After moving to classrooms of the former parochial school at Sacred Heart Parish, it affiliated with the national organization and became the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region. But, when the diocese found other uses for the space, the club began an odyssey that has taken it from Our Lady of the Lakes in Lakeport and to its current quarters in the Federal Building on Main Street owned by Lakes Region Community Services. Two years ago the club tried to raise the money to pruchase property on Fair Street owned by Geo. J. Foster Company, the former owner of The Citizen. At the time, Avery said that club officials approached several local businesses about contributing to the project and anticipated a renewed capital campaign would not have to start from scratch. Furthermore, she said that a building fund has a balance of about $300,000. “It’s not going to be easy.” Avery said, expecting the project would take two or three years to come to fruition.


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ald, president of the New England Gas Workers Association, a legislative and public safety group. Workers then insert a testing tube from a combustible gas indicator in the hole to sample the amount of gas, reading the concentrations to trace the leak using multiple holes, he said. To avoid gas lines, workers often use a line-ofsight method, looking from the gas valve to where the line enters the building and assuming the line runs straight between those points, gas company spokeswoman Sheila Doiron said. In this case, the gas line had moved over about 2 feet, making the line-of-sight method inaccurate and meaning an old surface marking that was supposed to show the location of the line was also off, she said. The sound and smell immediately alerted the worker that he’d breached the line, and he called rescue workers and began instructing people in nearby buildings, the gas company spokeswoman said. A federally mandated valve allowing a quick shutoff was nearby, but the worker didn’t have a tool needed to blow away debris so the valve could be used, she said. That’s a problem because state regulations require the valves to be accessible, including keeping them clear of debris, McDonald said. The breached gas line was a plastic pipe that the company inserted into an aging metal pipe in 1993, Doiron said.

Everett, Mass. mayor says Wynn looking at casino locations EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Everett’s mayor says Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn is taking a look at his Boston-area city for a resort casino. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said in a statement Monday night he’s “excited to see how Wynn’s vision for this site may complement my vision” for the future. A spokesman for Wynn Resorts declined to comment. The Boston Globe, which reported Wynn’s interest said a top Wynn executive has recently viewed the former Monsanto Chemical sight, and Wynn is

expected to this week. In May, Wynn suspended efforts to bring a $1 billion casino resort to Foxborough on land to be leased from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft after the town turned aside efforts to negotiate a development proposal. Suffolk Downs and Caesars Entertainment have applied for casino development rights at the East Boston race track.

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CONCORD (AP) — A town hall, a tavern and two libraries are among the latest buildings to be added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. The state Historical Resources Council says being listed on the register is an acknowledgement of a property’s historical significance and can pre-qualify

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BELMONT — Rosella M. Betourne, 73, of 87 Depot Street died at her home on Sunday, November 25, 2012 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Betourne was born September 2, 1939 in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of the late George E. and Marion E. (Ryder) Burpee. She lived in Billerica, Mass. before moving to Belmont, N.H. forty years ago. She was employed as a cosmetologist for twenty-five years. Her family and her grandchildren were her world. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Arthur D. Betourne, of Belmont, N.H.; two sons, George W. Ladnay of Belmont and Chris V. Ladnay of Belmont; two daughters, Beth A. Fry and her husband Jake McDermott of Belmont and Kari L. Smith of Belmont; five grandchildren; Mandi and her husband Evan, Chelsea, Dustin and his wife Noelle, Chris and his wife Julie and Georgie, and 12 great grandchildren; MacKayla, Jaylynne, Chris Jr, Sieara, Austin, Bretten, Brooke, Sophia, Abby, Aadin, Mason and Ricky, a brother,

Vance E. Burpee, of Belmont and a sister, Joan M. Mickey of Hereford, N.C., her mother in law, Barbara E. Smith of Belmont, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Vernon Burpee and Lewis Burpee and one niece, Nancy Burpee in 1972. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:00-8:00PM at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. Funeral services will be private. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 2496, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255 Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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BELMONT — Cecil Jordan, 85, of 12 Cherry Street, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a period of failing health. He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Milton and Minnie (Miesner) Jordan. He worked in coal mines in Canada before joining the Canadian Army and Air Force. Cecil worked as a truck driver and most recently as a machinist for such companies as Scott & Williams and Lewis & Saunders, retiring in the 1990’s. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gilford where he sang in the choir for 40 years. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and loved the Boston Bruins. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Trudy (Fowler) Jordan of Belmont, two daughters; Wendy Lindsey of

Belmont and Joanne Benoit and her husband Mark of Meredith, two grandchildren; Heidi Kimball of Gilmanton and Sean Kimball of Manchester and one great granddaughter, Emily Roberts of Gilmanton. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son in law, James Lindsey in 2006. Calling hours will be held from 5PM to 6PM on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way (Rt 11A),Gilford. Funeral services will follow at the church at 6PM with Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, Pastor, officiating. Burial services will be private. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to .

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MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club is holding its 21st Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 2. Resident seniors from Meredith, Center Harbor, Sandwich and Moultonborough are invited to attend this free annual event to be held at the Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith. The multi-course turkey dinner, prepared by Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, will be served at 12 noon by members and friends of the Meredith Rotary Club. Dinner will be followed by an after-

noon of entertainment and a special visit from Santa Claus. Gift bags for each attendee will contain treats from Moulton Farm, Annalee Dolls and other local merchants. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon. The Elementary School is handicap accessible and there is plenty of parking. Reservations are necessary on a first call, first come basis. Last year there were 300 senior citizens who attended this highly anticipated event. Make reservations by calling 279-7600 not later than November 29.

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Sant Bani School Chamber Music Series welcomes back violinist Katie Lansdale on Friday SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School is pleased to announce the return of violinist Katie Lansdale for a recital on Friday, November 30, at 7 p.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Wei-Yi Yang. The program will include Mendelssohn, Bach, Violinist Katie Lansdale will perform at Sant Bani School Prokofiev and Brahms. on Friday, November 30, at 7 Katie Lansdale is a p.m. (Courtesy photo) highly accomplished soloist, chamber musician and teacher, who performs actively both in America and Europe. Lauded for her Bach performances, she won high praise from the American Record Guide for her solo Bach CD: “This is one of the best recordings there is of this music.” She has collaborated in chamber concerts with Yo Yo Ma, the Miami String Quartet, Robert MacDonald, Ron Leonard, and others, and was featured at the Amalfi Coast Chamber Festival in Italy this summer. She is a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, and is on the faculty at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Wei-Yi Yang enjoys a flourishing concert career, appearing before audiences in North and Central Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia, in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and with symphony orchestras. Most recently, Mr. Yang was praised by the New York Times as the soloist in a “sensational” performance at Carnegie Hall; other recent collaborations included artists such as Frederica von Stade and the Pacifica, Cassatt, and Tokyo String Quartets. He joined the faculty at Yale University in 2005. The Chamber Music Series exemplifies Sant Bani School’s commitment to the arts. Bringing outstanding musicians for live performances helps foster a lifelong love of classical music. Faculty and students in kindergarten through twelfth grade enjoy a free concert during the schoolday followed by a question and answer session with the visiting musicians. Sant Bani School is pleased to welcome Shaker Road School students who will be attending the in-school performance. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Dessert, coffee, and tea will be served at intermission. Concert tickets may be reserved by calling the school at 934-4240 or may be purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $15 and children and students are free. For more information, visit the school’s website:

FRH Auxiliary presents Lights of Memory Celebration

FRANKLIN — Members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary are proud to present the 28th Annual Lights of Memory Celebration, to be held on Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m. at Franklin Regional Hospital. FRH Auxiliary members invite everyone in the community to attend this wonderful holiday gathering. For $3 people may purchase a ‘light’ in memory of a loved one and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 guests will assemble in front of Franklin Regional Hospital for a special lighting ceremony and reading of the names. Attendees will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies in the lobby of the hospital after the dedication.

“This annual event is very near and dear to the members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, hospital staff, and to many in our community. The purchase of a light is a thoughtful tribute to a loved one,” states Linda Finnie, Auxiliary member and Lights of Memory Chair. “We encourage everyone in the community to attend this heartfelt ceremony,” says Christine Dzujna, president of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary. “Funds raised support Auxiliary initiatives such as our scholarship program so it’s a wonderful gift in so many ways.” To obtain a Lights of Memory purchase form call 934-2060 ext. 878

Holiday Open House at Meredith Library Saturday MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library are hosting a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Library. All are invited to enjoy refreshments and holi-

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Women in Jazz Series: Violette performing at Blackstones on Wednesday night LACONIA — Parisian jazz singer Violette will perform on November 28 at 8 p.m. at Blackstones at the Margate Resort in Laconia. Admission is $12. The concert will be preceded by a free wine tasting with the Hermit Woods Winery, to begin at 7 p.m. At the early age of 25, French native singersongwriter Violette has already released three albums. After Innervoice (2009) and Joie de Vivre (2010), her third album Simple is BeauParisian jazz singer Violette will perform on November tiful features twelve 28 at 8 p.m. at Blackstones. songs in both French (Courtesy photo) and English. Her originals, although rooted in jazz, reflect the young artist’s eclectic range of musical influences from Pop to Rock and R&B. Growing up on a small island off the French Atlan-

tic coast, Violette fully embraced the beauty and unspoiled nature of her surroundings, dividing her days between sports, books and music. However, she had to trade her beloved outdoors for the urban lifestyle of big-city Paris. There she took up the study of traditional percussions at a music conservatory, followed by classical voice training. Now calling New York home, this modern cosmopolitan has already performed internationally in locales as diverse as Boston, Montreal, Senegal, Prague and Dubai in addition to slots at major festivals such as Jazz a Sete, Jazz a Vannes and Jazz a Crest. The sophisticated pop vocalist is currently working on her fourth album, set to be released late 2012. The concert is produced by NH Jazz Presents and sponsored by the Margate Resort, Patrick’s Pub, David Salzberg, the Radisson Nashua, and the Brandon Inn. This December, jazz concerts at Blackstones will decrease in frequency to once a month, and will move to Friday evenings. The featured artist in December will be Gary Smulyan, a 6-time Grammy Award-winning baritone saxophonist. Mr. Smulyan will perform on Dec. 7 at Blackstones. For information call Jonathan Lorentz @ (518) 793-3183; or visit

LACONIA — Ed Gerhard returns to Laconia on December 1 for his 21st Annual Christmas Guitar Concert at The Belknap Mill. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $24 at the door. They are available by calling (603) 664-7200, at Greenlaw’s Music in Laconia and the League of NH Craftsmen in Meredith and on the web at

Gerhard will perform soulful arrangements of well-loved carols, as well as his own concert favorites. Fans of guitar music and Christmas alike will want to be a part of this memorable show. Gerhard returns to The Belknap Mill celebrating the highly anticipated release of his new CD “There and

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League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery announces December events MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery plans a number of December events, starting with a Felted Animal Demonstration with Carolyn Wright on Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are invited to stop in and see how she brings wool to life in creative ways – from chickens, sheep, and lions, to stars, moons, and eggs. People interested in exploring the needle felting art form can have their questions answered. — The next event will be the Making of the 2012 League of NH Craftsmen Annual Ornament with Aaron Slater on Sunday, December 2, from 1-3 p.m. The Annual Ornament, Woodland Treasure, is a glass acorn fused to an actual acorn cap, which is then embellished with an embossed copper oak leaf, and attached to a handmade copper hook. Slater will discuss the techniques used to create each ornament, and different steps of the process from start to finish. — Fabric Painting and Decoration with Elena Wikstrom will be held Saturday, December 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The featured artist for the month of December, Wikstrom is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, and gained over 20 years of experience in painting on fabric as a costume designer for different theaters and music halls. After moving to the United States in 2003 she has continued to use her knowledge and experience with fabric to create new pieces of home décor like tablecloths, Christmas ornaments, paintings, and greeting cards. Her art is a creative imitation of embroidery, using paint instead of thread. All demonstrations at the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery are free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 279 Daniel Webster Hwy, next to the Inn at Church Landing. The League of NH Craftsmen is a non-profit organization that encourages and promotes the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional hand craft. The League represents the signature of excellence in fine craft, through the work of its juried members, and its rigorous standards for self-expression, vision, and quality craftsmanship.

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, will have its “Famous English Christmas Tea” and Fair on Saturday, December 1 starting at 10 a.m. The Christmas Tea (Luncheon) will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m in the Parlor with a roaring fire in the fireplace, the tinkle of china, soft Christmas music, and a beautifully set table of soups, chowders, sandwiches, pickles, chips, and delicious desserts. Cost for the Christmas Tea/ Lun-

cheon is Adults $6, Ages 6 to 12 $3, and under 5 yrs. old free. At the fair in the Church Undercroft guests can purchase baked goods, homemade candies, crafts, jewelry, books, attic treasures, “Theme” Basket Raffle, Silent Auction Table, and much more. There will also be beautifully decorated wreaths and Christmas Centerpieces for sale. For more information call the Church Office, 267-6150, or visit our Website: gilmantoncommunitychurch. org. or check on Face book – www.

LACONIA — Pitman’s Freight Room in downtown Laconia is proud to present The Ervin Dhimo Project Trio on Thursday November 29 at 8 p.m. Admission $10, doors open at 7:15

and Pitman’s is a BYOB venue. European Bass Player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk project The Ervin Dhimo Trio featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keysee next page

from preceding page Gone,” a collection of original compositions and covers including a stunning arrangement of “Imagine/Across the Universe,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and a concert favorite on Weissenborn, “Killing the Blues.” His critically acclaimed holiday recordings, “Christmas” and “On A Cold Winter’s Night,” continue to garner raves. Boston Globe calls “Christmas,” “...the best holiday recording of the year... rivetingly lovely...this is a gem.” Selections from “Christmas” are featured in the Ken Burns documentaries “Mark Twain” and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Gerhard was awarded a

Grammy Award for his inclusion on the CD “Pink Guitar” a collection of Henry Mancini compositions. In 2010 Gerhard’s CD “Luna” was Chosen by Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums. “This soulful album of original compositions rich in melody, chordal complexity and stylistic variety proves why Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet.” - Acoustic Guitar Magazine Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Community Action/ Laconia Area Food Pantry and receive a $1-off coupon for any CD at the CD tables. One donation per CD.

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Raza M. Shariff, MD Dr. Shariff is practicing general and bariatric surgery at the Weight Institute of New Hampshire in Laconia. He is a Board Certified General Surgeon, specializing in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. He attended Bangalore Medical College in India, and completed residency at New York Medical College and Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He completed bariatric and minimally invasive surgery fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Shariff is now accepting new patients. Call 527-2946 today to make an appointment.

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Popular Russian pianist performs free concert at Taylor Home on Dec. 5

LACONIA — Talented Billy Joel. pianist, innovative writer In addition to being a and successful entrerenowned musician, he’s preneur Sergei Novikov also the author of “Escapbrings his blend of clasing the Monkey’s World: sical-jazz-folk music to An Alternative Guide to the local area Wednesday, Happiness.” Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m. This free musical event is Sergei studied at the open to the public and will Moscow School of Art as a be held at Taylor Commuchild. He came to the U.S. nity’s Woodside Building, in 1990, enrolling in the 435 Union Ave., Laconia. University of Maine at RSVP by calling 524-5600 Augusta, concentrating Sergei Novikov (Courtesy to ensure available seating. on American Jazz studies. photo) Taylor Community is Duke Ellington and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Dizzy Gillespie were strong influences Continuing Care Retirement Comon his style. In the past 20 years, he’s munity whose mission is to provide sold more than 250,000 compact discs the highest quality retirement living and performed live more than 10,000 options to support the independence, times. Sergei has performed for such health and dignity of community resiluminaries as former President dents. Visit www.taylorcommunity. George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State org and like us on Facebook for more Condoleezza Rice, Paul Newman and information.

Better Together Annual Celebration Wednesday night at the Belknap Mill LACONIA — Better Together of the Lakes Region’s Annual Celebration Dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in Downtown Laconia. Anyone interested in making the community the best place for children and families is encouraged to attend for dinner, a conversation on poverty in the community, and a reflection on the past year’s efforts and plans for the coming year. River Crew Art will be on display at the event. RSVP to Shannon RobinsonBeland at 603-581-1571 or shannonr@ by Tuesday, November 27. Better Together, whose motto is “Taking our community from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY,” is a grassroots effort to rekindle the spirit of neighborhood and community in the Lakes

Region. Better Together was initiated in the spring of 2010 by the Lakes Region Children & Family Coalition, a group of organizations serving children and families throughout the Lakes Region committed to working together to strengthen families and community. Better Together meets regularly on the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Laconia Middle School Library; however, because of the holidays, the November/December meetings have been combined and will be held on December 6 at 4 p.m. Newcomer orientation is held from 4-4:15 p.m. For more information, email or call Shannon Robinson-Beland at 581-1571.

Lunch while you shop at Unitarian Universalist Holiday Fair on December 1 LACONIA — Enjoy a soup and bread lunch while you shop for Holiday goodies at the Unitarian Universalist Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Again this year the Fair features “theme” baskets to be raffled. Raffle tickets will give people a chance at a basket of treats.

The Fair includes the always popular Cookie Walk, baked goods, crafts, jams and jellies, jewelry and nearlynew items, holiday gift items, books, videos and cds. The Unitarian Universalist Church is at 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia. The doors open at 9 a.m., and lunch is served beginning at eleven o’clock.

Tilton Senior Center hosting craft fair TILTON — The Tilton Senior Center is having a Holiday Craft Fair from preceding page boardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper. “The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes...” -Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe.

on Dec.1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located on Grange Road in Tilton. Handmade items, bake table and steamed hot dogs and hot and cold beverages will be served. The center still has a few updates to the kitchen to finish so that it can start serving hot meals. The center has come together for a place for seniors to enjoy programs or just come and have coffee and visit.


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By Holiday Mathis -- has no reason. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Tranquility may seem like a stretch, but you’re willing to try for a greater sense of harmony in your world. Paring down your schedule will help. With a few items off of your plate, you can relax and embrace the moment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will never want for creativity. Inside you exists a wonderful well of ideas you’ve toyed around with and also a deeper reservoir of ideas that have not even been born yet. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Knowing that you’ve done something that helped others is so important to you that you really don’t need much else. Once you see that you’ve had a positive impact, you’ll move on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Keep to your course. One day you will be victorious. The person who realizes that the journey is long and the road not always smooth and still doesn’t give up is well deserving of success. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a strong instinct for what’s important, and to the rest you don’t give too much energy. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter, and if it doesn’t matter, then why would you mind? TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 27). Love plays the starring role this year. December brings more questions than answers, and you’ll love being a student of life. After a stint of smart, diligent work at the start of the year, finances improve. Be slow to commit in January because February brings better offers. A June proposal starts an adventure. Aquarius and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 38, 28 and 50.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Transitions can be rough, but you’re so ready to move on that the change will be relatively easy. It helps that you feel good about what’s happened so far and can look back with a smile. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The people in your inner circle deserve to be there. You wouldn’t keep them there unless they proved trustworthy. You’ll give your best to the ones who have seen you at your worst. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your favorite responsibilities will be the ones you can execute quickly if not automatically. Your least favorite require so much effort and figuring out that you’ll wonder why you volunteered in the first place. CANCER (June 22-July 22). How can you be unaffected by the desires and fears of the visible world around you? This seems impossible, and yet you’ll prove that it’s not so hard. You quiet your mind, and a higher purpose takes hold. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Stay cheerful, if not because you genuinely feel like smiling, then because it’s good practice. There will come a time when your positive attitude will make all the difference in the world to someone. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like to hold the remote, but you’re also the first to admit that total control can be overrated. You’ll submit to the fates and be pleased and surprised by the outcome. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Happiness based on reasons is not true happiness at all because it’s based on a fragile set of circumstances that could change at any moment. True happiness -- the kind that cannot be taken away



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2012. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy at Toulon (too-LOHN’) scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of German troops. On this date: In 1839, the American Statistical Association was founded in Boston. In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C. In 1910, New York’s Pennsylvania Station officially opened. In 1911, the stage comedy “The Playboy of the Western World” by J.M. Synge received a hostile reception in New York because of its portrayal of Irish characters. Theatrical producer David Merrick was born in St. Louis. In 1937, the musical revue “Pins and Needles,” produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, opened in New York. In 1939, the play “Key Largo,” by Maxwell Anderson, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York. In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant. In 1970, Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest. In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who’d resigned. In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mahs-KOH’-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White. In 1983, 181 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid’s Barajas airport. In 1989, a bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian Avianca Boeing 727, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. One year ago: In an unprecedented move, the Arab League approved economic sanctions against Syria, to pressure Damascus to end its deadly suppression of an 8-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad. British movie director Ken Russell, 84, died in Lymington, England. Today’s Birthdays: Author Gail Sheehy is 75. Actor James Avery is 64. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (Film: “The Hurt Locker”) is 61. TV host Bill Nye (“Bill Nye, the Science Guy”) is 57. Actor William Fichtner is 56. Caroline Kennedy is 55. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri (Film: “Thelma and Louise”) is 55. Rock musician Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) is 53. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is 52. Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) is 50. Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 50. Actor Fisher Stevens is 49. Actress Robin Givens is 48. Actor Michael Vartan is 44. Rapper Skoob is 42. Actor Kirk Acevedo is 41. Rapper Twista is 40. Actor Jaleel White is 36. Actor Arjay Smith (TV: “Perception”) is 29. Actress Alison Pill is 27.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Noon book group at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Featured book is “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760. The Greater Lakes Region Chapter of Murdered Children for the families and friends of those who have died by violence meets at 6 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Laconia Police Department Community Room. For further information contact chapter leader Carmen Doucette’ at 524-7624 or Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. For ages 3-5. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Babygarten at the Gilford Public Library. Birth to 18 months. 11:30 a.m. to noon. It’s That Time of Year! Arrangements with Jane Rollins at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Laconia High School Class of 1948 luncheon. Noon at The Lyon’s Den in Glendale (Gilford). Sant Bani School in Sanbornton hosts an Admission Open House for interested parents. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To RSVP call 934-4240 or email Visit for more information. The Tilton/Northfield Hall Memorial Library Happenings. Storytime 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Arts and crafts 3 p.m. Participants will be making bookmarks. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

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Sandwich Craftsmen’s 2012 Christmas in the Altrusa Village will be held Saturday and Sunday Festival of Trees auction is Nov. 29 Steven Hayden, well known local artist and exhibiting member of The Arts Collaborative, Meredith, donated this exceptional handcrafted floor lamp created using naturally finished Bolivian rosewood, lace wood, and maple with a hammered and distressed copper inset to the Altrusa Festival of Trees Gala Auction, November 29. Visit the Festival at Waukewan Golf Club November 30 through December 2. Call 387-4380 for more information. (Courtesy photo)

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. Concord Transplant Support Group. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and post-transplant patients, friends and family. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767 TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

SANDWICH — Sandwich Craftsmen’s 2012 Christmas in the Village will be held Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sandwich Home Industries. Visitors can stroll through the quaint, historical village of Sandwich and view the storefronts and homes decorated with seasonal greens and aglow with the spirit of Christmas. The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club merrily returns to the Sandwich Home Industries located on the green in Center Sandwich for the traditional Sandwich Craftsmen’s Christmas in the Village and their display will feature the perfect gift for a family Yankee swap as well as office parties or to give as hostess gifts. An amaryllis shaded -- soft lime-green — makes its debut this year as well as amaryllis in the more traditional shades of pink and red. Paperwhites, miniature Cyclamen, and Christmas Cacti will also be available. These iconic winter plants, perfect for holiday home decorating and gift giving, often sell out. Visitors planning to take home purchases for seasonal decorations are advised to come early. The 2012 Bearcamp Valley Garden Club Botanical Photo note cards feature new scenes from local gardens: great for correspondence or suitable for framing. Whimsical tee shirts designed garden club members make great garden gear or a unique gift for green thumb friends. The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club, organized in 1938, has members from throughout the Lakes Region. For more information, visit The club supports community beautification, the wise use of natural resources, and awards scholarships to UNH students of horticulture. Scholarship

An amaryllis shaded soft lime-green will be available at Christmas in the Village. (Courtesy photo)

information is available through www.colsa.unh. edu/ The scholarship application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic school year will be early to mid-February, 2013.

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Local author signing at Holiday Open Gilford House at Innisfree Bookshop Sunday throws sold at Dec. 1 craft fair MEREDITH — Lakes Region Author Catherine Dougherty will be signing copies of her novel, ‘’in Polyester Pajamas’’, at the Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith on December 2 from 1-4 p.m. during the Mill Falls Marketplace Holiday Open House. Released in 2012 by Briona Glen Publishing, “in Polyester Pajamas’’ is Dougherty’s first book. Her second novel “Woolen Bikinis” is now with her editor

and scheduled to be released next June. Briona Glen Publishing announced that Dougherty was recently a winner in a contest presented by As a result, she will be one of the featured authors in the 2012-2013 Edition of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” To find out more about the author and her books, visit her website/blog at

The Gilford Historical Society will be selling special Gilford throws as part of the town’s Bicentennial celebration at their table during the Craft Sale at the Gilford Middle High Schools on Saturday, December 1 from 9-3 p.m. Instead of swags, there will be the throws in three colors, forest green, burgundy, and blue, along with the book on Gilford’s history, “The Gunstock Parish”. (Courtesy photo)

Greater Meredith Program Christmas Opechee Garden Club members cozy cards now available for purchase together for tea at December 3 meeting

MEREDITH — The as a gift to those who love Greater Meredith ProMeredith, the cards may gram is again selling be purchased at Gallery 51 Christmas Cards to raise at 51 Main Street and at funds for the organization. Vynnart Gallery, 30 Main The image on the card, Street for $20 for a box of titled Bay Point at Mill 15. They will be available Falls was reproduced from at the GMP Tree Lightan original pastel drawing ing at Community Park on by Christine HodeckerMain Street, Dec. 8 from George, artist and owner 3:30-4:30 p.m. and also at of Gallery 51 in Meredith. Gallery 51 and Vynnart The proceeds will benefit during the third annual the Greater Meredith Pro- Bay Point at Mills Falls. (Cour- Christmas Art Walk on gram, a volunteer organi- tesy photo) Dec. 13th from 4-7 p.m. zation promoting economic For more information on GMP, 279-9015, email GMP@ vitality, cultural and historic or visit the website at tion and town wide beautification. Used as Christmas cards or given

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LACONIA — Danielle Routhier, Helen Joyal, Beaudette, proprietor Esther Kratochvil, Marof the Cozy Tea Cart in guerite LaFrance, Nancy Brookline, will be the LeRoy, Marilyn Lynch, Opechee Garden Club’s Bev Martin, Gladys guest speaker at their McCaughey and Glennie “Basics of Tea” December McBride. 3 meeting at 1 p.m. in Members are also the Gilford Community encouraged to bring nonChurch on Potter Hill perishable items for St. Road. Vincent’s food pantry. She is dedicated to the And, if members wish art of fine teas and tea to participate, they may ceremonies. Her interbring a wrapped holiday est lead her to research ornament (no names and the history of tea and to under $10) for a friendly become an expert in the fun exchange of ornaDanielle Beaudette, owner of tea industry. Beaudette the Cozy Tea Cart in Brook- ments to take home and will share samples of her line, will speak on the basics add to their tree. specialty teas for mem- of teas at the Opechee Garden The Opechee Garden bers as she dispenses her Club December meeting. Club, which meets at 1 learned lessons on all (Courtesy photo) p.m. the first Monday of things tea-related. the month (unless otherWhile members are to provide wise noted) at the Gilford Community their own favorite tea cup and saucer, Church, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, weltea sandwiches and cookies will be comes new members: write P.O. Box served by the tea party refreshment 6025, Laconia, call 293-7357, email committee – Chairs Judy Reilly and Sharon Tyler and hostesses: Brenda or visit O’Brien, Deborah Johnson, Simone

Art historian and educator Hans Guggenheim lectures at PSU Dec. 3 PLYMOUTH — An internationally renowned art educator and anthropologist will speak at Plymouth State University’s Smith Recital Hall Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. as part of a lecture series on artists and war. Dr. Hans Guggenheim’s presentation, War in Art: Connectomes and Synchronicity, is the first of four presentations by Dr. Guggenheim. During this first presentation, he will be examining how artists have expressed their perspectives about war from the 17th century to present using Goya’s Disasters of War as the centerpiece. Dr. Guggenheim has also loaned PSU a variety of works from his personal collection as part of the Disaster of War series that will be on display from Dec. 3 through Dec. 21 in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Guggenheim’s lecture and the Goya print exhibit is part of a series of events organized by Plymouth State Univer-

sity Deans Dr. Cynthia Vascak and Dr. Trent Boggess. The Hans Guggenheim Lecture Series includes one presentation each Fall and Spring semester from Fall 2012 through Spring 2014. Guggenheim, whose family fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor of Anthropology and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs. A respected artist in his own right, he also produced an acclaimed series for Life magazine in the 1950s, travelling through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Japan. He later founded Project Guggenheim, which provides opportunities for young artists and encourages innovation as well as continuity for ancient art traditions, throughout many countries including the Peoples Republic of China, Tibet, Mali, Guatemala, Israel, Tonga and Macedonia.

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Dear Annie: My mother is in her late 90s. She insists on covering her kitchen counters with newspaper, including the areas right next to the electric cooktop and the microwave. My mother does not see this as a fire risk. She thinks it is keeping a clean house. The last time I cleaned her kitchen, I was disgusted by the small insects and bits of food that were trapped between the newspaper sections. Her housekeeper simply goes along with her wishes and leaves the newspapers where they are. But, Annie, if this paper catches fire, Mom would never make it out of the house alive. I am not sure why she insists on putting her food on top of newsprint. She says newspapers are sterile. But the paper is handled by many people and sits in delivery trucks that are hardly spotless. Those who deliver it aren’t wearing rubber gloves. All of this escapes my mother’s attention, and she just piles the papers on her counters, which are, by the way, in great shape because she never actually uses them. Mom reads your column every day and follows your advice. I am out of options. -- A Caring Daughter Who Is Making Herself Sick Over This Dear Daughter: Has Mom always lined her countertops with newsprint? If she’s been eating ink and bugs for more than 90 years, we assume she has a strong immune system. Also, her eyesight might not be as good as it once was, and she might not see the smeared ink and small insects. Your focus should be on the fire hazard. Any paper that rests near an electric cooktop (or any cooktop) is a risk. Mom -- if you’re reading this, please wash your countertops instead of covering them with old newspapers. Your daughter wants you to be healthy and safe. So do we. Dear Annie: I have worked hard all of my life and now find that I am financially very well off and can afford to be gener-

ous with my money. Since I believe charity begins at home, I sent two $1,000 checks to two nieces who are going to college. It has been more than a month, and I have not heard anything from them. I even emailed the mother of one, thinking the check had gotten lost because it wasn’t cashed. It was then deposited, but still no thank-you note. I also sent a check to a friend who has been down on her luck. She called me immediately to thank me. I sent her a second check and again received an immediate thank you. I would have sent my nieces another check if they had acknowledged the original gift. I am disheartened to think I have such ungrateful relatives. How do I handle this disappointment? -- Frustrated in Michigan Dear Michigan: Please recognize that it’s quite possible these girls have never written a thank-you note and were not taught that it is appropriate and expected. Here is your opportunity to teach them. Contact each girl individually and ask whether she received the gift and liked it. It’s OK to say that you were disappointed not to hear from them, because it made them appear ungrateful and surely that was not their intent. We think they will fall all over themselves thanking you, as well they should. Dear Annie: This is in response to the letter from “Don’t Do Business with Friends,” whose husband and best friend went into business together and it didn’t turn out well. Please remind your readers never to enter into a partnership with anyone, including friends and family, without having a partnership agreement that spells out exactly what will happen if the partnership is terminated. A written contract will save a lot of headaches -- and in many cases heartache -- when it’s time to part ways. -- Reader in Kentucky

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FOR Sale: 2008 Prius Hybrid, 51k miles, light green, good condition. $11,900. 968-7959.

CHRISTMAS CASH! Bring in your unwanted gold and silver jewelry and coins in any condition and finance your holiday shopping, pay for your heat, or just have fun. The Thrifty Yankee, Route 25 Meredith NH just 1/2 mile up from the ETC Shop. 603-279-0607. Open Wed-Sun 10-5. Trusted brokers since 1985. atmosphere, plenty of Friendly parking. Antiques, clothing, jewelry and much more.

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 2003 Ford Taurus SW- auto., 3rd seat, remote start. Good family car, reduced $2,577. 387-0629 2003 Silverado LS- Excellent condition, one owner, only 38K miles. 2WD, reg. cab, 8ft bed. $7,900. 524-8745 2005 Kia Rio, 4 door, auto, a/c, 104K Miles, new timing belt and water pump, great on gas. $3795. 934-2221 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS, AWD, 27K miles, Cayenne Red, Excellent condition, new tires, CD, heated seats, auto, remote starter/entry, car cover, $13,500, 603-528-3735. 2008 Ford Fusion SE 4 cyl, auto, AC, power doors/windows, moonroof, AM/FM w/ 6 CD/MP3 player, new tires, rear spoiler, black, 95,000 miles, $9750. 528-2595 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price.

Child Care CHILD Care openings, 6 yrs exp. CPR certified, newborn to 6 years. Northfield, N.H. Call Jennifer 603-315-8494. CHILD or elder care. Weekends, some holidays, some overnights, in your home. Responsible, 42, own transportation. 630-9969

Meredith Childcare Available Amy (802) 760-7656

For Rent LACONIA 1 bedroom apartment. Includes heat/electric/hot water. $155/week, references and security required. Call Carol at 581-4199. ALTON/GILFORD Line 2BR Cottage w/3-season Porch, $220-235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $240-260/week +utilities. Beach access. 603-365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location 142 Church St. (Behind the new CVS Pharmacy.)

BELMONT2-bedroom, open concept, porch w/view, washer/dryer, water/sewer included. Pets welcome w/approval. No smoking. $750/Month w/$200 security. 267-8155 BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $230/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, FRANKLIN: 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent $700-$725. + Utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468. GILFORD - 1 or 2-bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILFORD- Best one bedroom apartment in town. $875/month utilities included. 1st floor, large living room, private patio, great parking. Mineral Spring Realty 293-0330 & 387-4809

Completely renovated, including new kitchen. Nice house, nice area. 64 Fenton Ave. No pets, No Smokers. $975/Month, plus utilities. 630-1438 LACONIA - Great 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, 3-season porch, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking, in town, close to park. $1,100/month. Security, 1st month, references. 455-0602. LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 1-Bedroom Apartment. Includes Heat. Hot Water, Electric. Nice location., No pets/ No smoking. $650/month 630-4198 LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA 2 bedroom house near LRGH. Includes heat & hot water, washer/dryer, and snow removal. $1050/Month. No pets/smoking. 524-5455

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA Almost New Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury 2-Bedroom Condominium. W/D, air, large deck. $1,200. No smoking. One-year lease. 603-293-9111

MEREDITH: 2BR, in-town apartment with parking. $700/month includes heat. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit. Call John, 387-8356.

LACONIA FIRST FLOOR Large 3Bedroom 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking, No pets/No smokers, security deposit, references and lease required. $900/Month plus utilities. 875-2292

MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, $575-$750+ utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846.

LACONIA, Large 1-bedroom, $180/week. Includes parking, heat and hot water. No pets. References & security. 455-6662. LACONIABeacon St. West Luxury condo. Furnished, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite countertops, storage unit, gym included. Very low utilities. Free Internet & cable. Non-smoker/No pets. Security, lease & references required. $750/Month. 455-4075 LACONIA- LARGE 2 bedroom 2nd floor. Quiet, clean, no pets. $700/month, Includes heat. 556-1310 or 340-6258 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA -2 bedroom duplex unit. Off street parking and W/D hookups. No pets. $805 plus utilities. Call 315-9492. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234,

NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, direct access to basement with coin-op laundry, $230/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA-BELMONT-GILMANTON area apartment. 2nd floor on Organic Farm, hardwood floors, carpeted master. Washer/dryer, Full bath. $850/Month, Heat/utilities not included. 1-2 Horse Stables on-site. Call 568-3213 for appointment/information.

LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Huge 3-bedroom, 1st floor. Bonus 3-season room. Washer/Dryer hook-up. No pets/smoking. $900/month. 603-387-6810. LACONIA: Large 3-bedroom, 2nd/3rd floors. Washer/Dryer hook-up. No pets/smoking. $800/month. 603-387-6810. LACONIA: Large 3 & 4-bedroom apartments. Parking. $850/mo + utilities. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Large 3 & 4-bedroom apartments. Parking. $850/mo + utilities, security deposit required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Sunny small 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. No smoking/no dogs. $190/week, includes heat/hot water. 455-5569. MEREDITH Room for Rent- Quiet, beautiful home. Laundry, kitchen, cable TV, porch. $125/Week. 603-689-8683 MEREDITH- 1 bedroom first floor, walk to village, washer/dryer hook-ups, no smoking, $600/Month no utilities 279-7887 cell 781-862-0123

TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, or upstairs larger unit. $630/Month, heat/hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Sale 7ft snowplow w/lights & hydrolic lift $400. Homelite XL portable winch $250, Homemade single axle trailer frame $100, 3/4 inch Snap-on Socket set, hose & impact wrench $300. 524-4445 AAMCO Brake Lathe with bench and accessories. $1,200 or best offer. 630-3482 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. Black Bi-fold glass fireplace doors. Opens to dual screen doors. 42inch X 30.25inch. $125. 524-5594 FENTON Art Glass: Vases, baskets, animals. Hand painted in USA. $10-$75. Call 603-651-3103

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For Sale


COUNTRY Cottage Queen Sleigh bedroom set in white with dresser & mirror. $900. 774-364-1792 (Gilford) FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green and seasoned. Call 286-4946

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

GILFORD MOBIL MART located at 1400 Lakeshore Rd. is looking for friendly and reliable cashiers. Applicants must be willing to work weekends, please apply in person.


FOUR SnowTracker Studded Snow tires. 15in.with rims & hub caps. $450. 293-8117



Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord, Got trees need CA$H?

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

LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.


PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call 524-1430.

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


SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 SNOWBEAR utility trailer 42 inch sides. Asking $750 Call 253-1000 or 361-3801. “THE Stag Hunt“ framed print by Cranach the Elder 1540, friend of Martin Luther, original in Cleveland Museum of Art. $300 603-875-0363.

Heavy Equipment BLAIS EQUIPMENT- 2008 D6NLGP. New condition. 2005 D5G 1800 hrs. AC, heat, priced to sell. Several late model machines, rentals available. Always buying. 603-765-8217

Help Wanted

If you are a people person and like working with the public, our Customer Service & Sales positions is a fit for you. Call for interview at (603)822-0219 or text anytime to (603)662-9138. Interviews will be conducted same day calls are taken. No experience necessary. Full training provided for those who qualify. Serious opportunity for advancement. Management training from day 1. $1000 sign on bonus, $550/wk. commissions and bonuses.

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

Real Estate ATTENTION GILFORD & GILMANTON RESIDENTS! If you are considering selling your home, please call. I am a pre-approved buyer relocating back to the area, seeking a newer/updated, open concept home. 3/4 bedroom, 2/4 bath, 2,300 sq. ft. +, level lot with privacy. Ive seen all currently listed property


INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS needed to deliver NH Union Leader and Sunday news in Moultonborough area. $458 per Week. Early AM delivery, proof of insurance. Laconia resident preferred. Call Jim Paggi 668-4321 ext. 377 Mechanic Wated- Experienced, excellent shop. 630-4198

Position to manage all aspects of the Inter-Lakes Senior Center (Meredith). 25-29 hours/week. Direct day-to-day operations of Center including coordination of nutrition services, transportation, education, recreation and support services. BA or BS degree in Human Services or related field (Masters preferred), two to five years experience working with older adults, demonstrated supervisory experience, effective communication skills, program development and community relations. Send resume to Joan Barretto, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (ES), PO Box 1016, Concord, NH 03302-1016. E.O.E. No phone calls please.

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade

PLEASE CALL 617-469-7894

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


TWO original framed watercolors by Leon Phinney; “Lobster Wharf” and “Boat Shop, York Maine”. Both dated 1976. $300 each, both $500. 603-875-0363.

Central NH CPA firm seeks experienced tax professional for full time seasonal employment with possible year round opportunity. Focus is on individual tax returns, but experience with business returns is a plus. Experience with Ultra Tax CS and QuickBooks preferred. Please send resume to, fax to 603-528-7624 or mail to: Malone, Dirubbo & Co., P.C. 501 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246-2817

WOOD Pallets for sale. $1.50 each or 10 for $12. 528-2803. No calls after 8pm.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763

Help Wanted

LANDSCAPE help and snow re moval. Experienced, with clean driving record. Please call Bruces Landscaping 279-5909 A Drug-Free Environment

With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. (603)733-9070. PARENTS in Laconia: Does your child have trouble reading? My son did too and I resolved it. I may be able to help your child to read. Give me a call. There's no cost, I'm not selling anything. Call or text Steve directly at 603-651-8952


NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call


Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. Responsible for community outreach, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and program management. Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and computer skills desired. Previous experience in a non-profit organization helpful. 20 hours per week flexible time. Mail letter of interest and resume to:

ICCI, POB 78 Center Harbor, NH. Phone 603-253-9275 for further information

PART TIME HELP WANTED Deburring 4pm-8pm Mon.-Fri. Will Train Send resume to:, or apply in person at

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 MISSING

Major credit cards accepted

from 215 Gilford Ave. in Laconia. Last seen 11/21 @ 2:30PM. Black & white female cat “Weber” has a hot pink collar.She is very friendly. Call:

630-9543 MISSING Black Cat in area surrounding Hoyt, Saltmarsh Pond and Labonte Farm Roads in Gilford. Reward. 524-1790

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT Computer Technician The Laconia School District is seeking a Computer Technician to work on computers in Laconia’s five schools. Successful candidate must have experience with PC Hardware repair and knowledge of Windows operating systems and networking. Associates Degree or relevant certification a plus. This is a full-time, year round position. Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Jeffrey Twombly, Network Manager Laconia High School 345 Union Ave Laconia, NH 03246 Please visit our website for information about Laconia Schools at:

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Twenty-two Lakes Region Community Fritz Wetherbee visiting region Dec. 2 to discuss new collection of stories College students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society Ella DeMark, 3, is all smiles as she displays her father’s rose which signifies purity and beauty of life as well as new intellectual associations in Lakes Region Community College’s (LRCC) Phi Theta Kappa honor society induction ceremony recently. Her dad Ben DeMark of Meredith and 21 other LRCC students were inducted into the recognized honor society for two-year colleges worldwide. DeMark is an Accounting major who maintains a near perfect 3.95 grade point average in his studies. “Ella started her own scholastic endeavors this fall at Lakeland School in Meredith,” says Ben DeMark. “It was incredibly exciting to have her participate in the ceremony, alongside my parents. Balancing a full course load and being a full-time parent is made possible by the support and guidance of the LRCC community; I know that Ella will also experience the rewards that come from academic achievement.” DeMark will receive his Associate Degree this May. He plans on working while continuing to further his education in the accounting field possibly specializing in tax accounting. DeMark hopes to earn his Certified Public Accountants’ license in the future. (Courtesy photo)



CENTER HARBOR — Author and television personality Fritz Wetherbee is coming to the Lakes Region Sunday, December 2 to promote the publication of his eighth collection of stories, “Fritz Wetherbee, Milestone”. Wetherbee will appear at Bayswater Books in Center Harbor from 1-3 p.m. and at The Country Bookseller in Wolfeboro from 4-6 p.m. to tell stories, answer questions, sign books, and talk about his life growing up in New Hampshire. “With this latest book I will have published over 1,000 stories about New Hampshire,” Fritz said. “This book marks the end of this collection.” The stories are those he has written and produced for WMUR -TV’s “New Hampshire Chronicle.” Born in 1936, the oldest of five children, Fritz grew up in Mil-





ford. He calls himself a “proud provincial.” He has, he says, spent almost all of his life in the Granite State. Over the years he has worked at everything from tree climbing to being the Creative Director in an ad agency. “I know the state very well,” he said, “I have met all the Governors from Sherman Adams on, and I’ve read most of the town histories.” For ten years Fritz was the host of New Hampshire Crossroads on New Hampshire Public Television. For the past ten years he has written and presented a different nightly story on N. H. Chronicle. His segment is called, Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire.

“I do historic stuff and funny stuff and personal stories. The only limits I have are that the stories are never to get old. We should be able to repeat any story in ten years and, aside from the car I am driving, no one should know its an old piece. And,” he says, “all my stories must be about New Hampshire.” Fritz lives with his “better half”, Laura in a two-hundredtwenty-year-old home in Acworth (“The first town in the state,” he says,”...alphabetically.”) For additional information or to reserve copies of “Fritz Wetherbee, Milestone” call 2538858 for Bayswater and 569-6030 for The Country Bookseller.

‘Starving Artist’ wins scarecrow competition

BUSINESS Telephone Systems Sales, Repairs Data & Voice Cabling. 20 Years in Business 524-2214 Caggiano Tree Service and Marine Construction. Trusted for over 35 yeaers in the Lakes Region. Call for your free estimate today. 603-253-9762. Fully Insured. Robert Caggiano, Arborist

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451

GOOD clean family HANDY-MAN, No job too small. Garage clean-outs, faucet leaks, barn restoration, stonewall repairs. Years of experience. Honest/affordable! 568-3213.

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277


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



Reliable & Insured

677-2540 SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Painting, Cleaning, Etc. 393-7884 or 455-8112. Call the pros!

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

TACTICAL TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, Tree Pruning & Snowplowing Fully Insured Free Estimates

Snowmobiles 2004 Ski-Doo Renegade 600 REVs 2 Available $5000 Each 500 Miles Fully Upgraded Options 603-394-5297 SKIDOO 583 red, rebuilt motor, $1500. 2002 Polaris 800 XC High-output twin, purple 1000 miles on rebuilt motor $2200. Skidoo 600 triple 2100 miles $1200. Nice clean machine. 524-9011

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

455-0425 DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121


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


Store your Car, Boat, Motorcycle, RV in a clean/dry place. Monthly rates. 524-1430 or 455-6518

Vynn Hale is shown holding his Greater Meredith Program Best Scarecrow Award with his scarecrow “Starving Artist” at his business VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies, 30 Main Street, Meredith. The “Starving Artist” scarecrow was voted the most favorite by those who participated in the GMP Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt as part of their Spooktakular Series of Events in Meredith. (Courtesy photo)

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