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Meredith developer tells special investigator AG’s office told his lawyer that FRM was ‘squeaky clean’ BY GAIL OBER
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CONCORD — A local real estate developer dropped a small bomb on the Secretary of State’s special investigator into the collapse of Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. yesterday when he produced a document showing one of the two men convicted for fraud in the $100-million Ponzi scheme signed an agreement with an IRA management company to not commingle funds. Gary Coyne of Meredith said Donald Dodge of Belmont, the president of CL&M, FRM’s servicing arm, knew he was committing fraud when he began soliciting money from PENSCO investors and not putting it in escrow accounts as was required. In October, Dodge entered a guilty plea to one count of mail fraud in U.S. District Court. He admitted defrauding investors see FRM page 8
We remember, thank you Laconia Rotary Club member Christine St. Cyr offers a prayer as she secures one of more than 450 holiday wreaths that were placed on veterans graves at Bayside Cemetery on Saturday as part of the Wreaths Across America program. This marked the fourth year the local Rotarians have raised nearly $5,000 in order to participate in the seasonal salute to departed American veterans of the armed forces. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
Meghan Noyes is Bieniarz Award recipient Lawmakers move to name
past winners while stressing the LACONIA — Meghan immense value and challenging Noyes, director of the Greater nature of her work. Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Noyes joined the center in was honored as the 23rd receJanuary 2007 as an interview pient of the Debra Bieniarz coordinator. A month later Award when the City Council she was trained in forensic met last night. interviewing of children at Founded in 2005 , the center the National Child Advocacy represents a collaborative Center in Huntsville, Alabama. effort on the part of social serSince February 2008 Noyes, vice, mental health and law who has an Associates Degree enforcement agencies to curb Meghan Noyes and a Bachelor of Arts Degree physical and sexual abuse of (Michael Kitch photo) in Criminal Justice, has served children in the Lakes Region. In presenting the award Mayor Mike as director of the center. Seymour noted that Noyes’s contributions Noyes has conducted over 325 forensic interviews of children between the ages of to the youth of the community marked see BIENARZ page 9 something of a departure from those of
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MEREDITH — Legislation has been introduced to honor the memory of Carl and Jeanette Johnson, who contributed so much to the town and the state as well as the lakes that grace them both, by designating an unnamed expanse of Lake Winnipesaukee overlooked by their home “Johnson Bay.” The bill is sponsored by Senator Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), who was the first to say it was inspired by Senator Jack Barnes (R-Raymond), one of Carl Johnson’s greatest admirers and closest friends during his six see JOHNSON page 9
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Critic calls ballerina fat
NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is upon us, and for a top ballerina at New York City Ballet, that means one sure thing: suiting up in tulle and sequins as the Sugarplum Fairy in the annual classic, “The Nutcracker.” What Jenifer Ringer surely didn’t expect was to be accused of having “eaten one sugarplum too many.” That remark two weeks ago by the nation’s most prominent dance critic reverberated across the Web, with many coming to Ringer’s defense and calling the reviewer a cad. Even worse, angry fans wrote on chat boards, Ringer has been public about struggles with eating disorders earlier in her career, over which she triumphed to become one of NYCB’s most popular dancers. How cruel, then, to criticize her body now. Through two weeks of chatter, though, Ringer remained publicly silent, as most dancers do — until Monday, when she appeared on NBC’s “Today” to address the controversy swirling around her like the confetti in “Nutcracker’s” famous snowflake scene. “I’m not overweight,” said the ballerina, who at 37 is not only a company veteran but one of only three mothers in its ranks. “I do have, I guess, a more womanly type than the stereotypical ballerina.” But she declined to demand an apology from New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay.
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Federal judge declares Obamacare unconstitutional WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul hit its first major legal roadblock Monday, thrown into doubt by a federal judge’s declaration that the heart of the sweeping legislation is unconstitutional. The decision handed Republican foes ammunition for their repeal effort next year as the law heads for almost certain eventual judgment by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a Republican appointee in Richmond, Va., marked the first successful court challenge to any portion of the new law, following two earlier rulings in its favor by Democratic-appointed judges. The law’s central requirement for nearly all Americans to carry insurance is unconstitutional, well beyond Congress’ power to mandate, Hudson ruled, agreeing with the argument of Virginia’s Republican
attorney general — and many of the GOP lawmakers who will take control of the U.S. House in January. Hudson denied Virginia’s request to strike down the law in its entirety or block it from being implemented while his ruling is appealed by the Obama administration. “An individual’s personal decision to purchase — or decline to purchase — health insurance from a private provider is beyond the historical reach of the Commerce Clause,” said Hudson, a 2002 appointee of President George W. Bush. Nevertheless, the White House predicted it would prevail in the Supreme Court, although it may be a year or two before the health care law gets there. The next step for the Virginia lawsuit is the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, where Democratic-appointed judges hold a majority. In an interview with television station
WFLA in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Obama emphasized that other judges had either found the law constitutional or dismissed lawsuits against it. “Keep in mind this is one ruling by one federal district court. We’ve already had two federal district courts that have ruled that this is definitely constitutional,” Obama said. “You’ve got one judge who disagreed. That’s the nature of these things.” But in the short term, the latest court ruling hands potent ammunition to GOP opponents as they prepare to assert control in the new Congress with promises to repeal the law. Obama in turn has promised to veto any repeal legislation and appears likely to be able to prevail since Democrats retain control of the Senate. Republicans also have discussed trying to starve the law of funding.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation to avert a Jan. 1 income-tax increase for millions won overwhelming support in a Senate test vote on Monday, propelled by an uneasy and unusual alliance between the White House and lawmakers in both parties. Eager to trumpet the 83-15 vote, President Barack Obama said even before it was announced it proved “that both parties can in fact work together to grow our economy and look out for the American people.” Senate passage of the bill is expected as
early as Tuesday, and in a brief appearance at the White House, Obama called on the House to follow suit quickly. He spoke amid indications that a revolt among House Democratic liberals was ebbing, further improving prospects for quick enactment. The legislation would provide a two-year reprieve in the tax increases scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1 at all income levels, reduce Social Security taxes for every wage earner in 2011 and extend an expiring program of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. It also includes a scaled back estate tax
that Republicans support and has become a source of Democrats’ discontent. The bill’s overall cost, estimated at $858 billion over two years, would be added to already huge federal deficits. The legislation presents a postelection reach across party lines after two years of gridlock. Republicans wanted a permanent extension of all the tax cuts enacted when George W. Bush was president, while Democrats insisted rates be permitted to rise on incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples.
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Bedford parents object to school using book UNH celebrates retiring Sen. Gregg that refers to Jesus as a ‘wine-guzzling vagrant’ for 18 years of securing earmarks
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple told a school board Monday that their son’s civil rights were violated when he was assigned a book that refers Jesus Christ as a “wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist.” The 2001 book, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,” documents author Barbara Ehrenreich’s attempts to live on minimum wage as she critiques the nation’s economic system. Aimee and Dennis Taylor complained about the book’s foul language, descriptions of drug use and characterization of Christianity when it was assigned to their son’s personal finance class at Bedford High School in the fall and later pulled him out of school at his request. On Monday, they asked the school board to remove the book from the curriculum and create a committee of parents to review and rate all other books used in the school, but the board held off on making a decision until it hears from its curriculum committee next month. Dennis Taylor said school officials were either utterly careless in choosing the book or were “intentionally agreeing with Ehrenreich and taking the position that Jesus was a drunken bum.” “The administration and the people with the master’s degrees taking care of our children clearly in this case seemed to lack common sense, common decency and with regard to civil rights, an understanding of common law,” he said. He noted that had the book been turned into a movie, his son would be too young to see it given the obscenities. And both he and his wife said the passages about Jesus were an attack on their son’s faith. In a passage describing a tent revival meeting she attended, Ehrenreich writes about feeling troubled by its emphasis on Jesus’ crucifixion and wishing the preacher would focus more on his teachings of social and economic justice. “Jesus makes his appearance here only as a corpse; the living man, the wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist, is never once mentioned, nor anything he ever had to say,” she wrote. In a “Q&A” section on her blog, Ehrenreich denies that the passage
insults Jesus and points out that the book has won a Christopher Award, given by a Catholic group to recognize books that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” “In the section at issue, I observed that the social teachings of Jesus went utterly unmentioned at the tent revival I attended. The revival preachers clearly preferred the dead and risen Christ to the living Jesus — who did indeed drink wine and could even make it out of water,” she wrote. “As for the vagrancy charge: that’s what he was, a homeless, itinerant preacher.” In response to the Taylors’ initial complaint, the district had a committee that included administrators, a teacher and two parents evaluate the book. The panel decided in October that the book’s educational merit outweighed its shortcomings, but it instructed teachers to offer an alternative to students whose parents objected. In November, Superintendent Tim Mayes asked teachers to review the course’s curriculum and come up with a better balance of materials to support its objectives. “I thought we could seek better balance in terms of covering multiple topics in personal finance, and maybe we were spending too much time on the one topic of working as a minimum wage employee,” he said Monday. The school district’s curriculum committee is expected to make a decision based on the teachers’ recommendations next month, before the next semester starts in late January. Several board members said they would let that process play out before weighing in on the book’s merits. The board’s vice-chairwoman, Cindy Chagnon, said she agreed the book might not be appropriate for a personal finance course but said she viewed the comments about Jesus as positive. “Her underlying point is not prejudiced against religion. She’s saying Christ is a living, breathing lesson for us, let’s listen to what he says,” she said. “I think this doesn’t necessarily belong in personal finance ... but I would not hold anyone on our staff accountable for choosing a bad book. It teaches lessons of the human spirit.”
FRANCONIA (AP) — Officials say a 19-year-old Massachusetts teenager was killed in a skiing accident at New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain ski area in Franconia. Cannon Mountain officials tell WMUR-TV the man from Wakefield, Mass., was skiing with a friend on the mountain’s Zoomer Lift Line trail when he lost control about 10:30 Sunday morning, slid into a closed section of the mountain and then came to rest on a rock. The victim was taken to Littleton Regional
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NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire paid tribute to outgoing Sen. Judd Gregg’s commitment to kids, crime fighters and cod Monday when officials dedicated a marine research complex in his name and praised his support for the school’s child research center and justice programs. Gregg, a Republican who is retiring after serving three terms in the Senate, attended the dedication of the Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex, built with some of the more than $400 million he’s steered to the University of New Hampshire over the years. The ceremony also recognized Gregg for his role in starting the school’s Crimes Against Children Research Center, which includes a training center for law enforcement tracking
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child predators online. “Your willingness to take risks means that you richly deserve appreciation from those of us who have been the beneficiaries, and that includes me, the (Crimes Against Children Research Center), the university, the children of America, the fish of the world — if they could speak,” said David Finkelhor, director of the child research center. “Maybe someday, because of this research, we’ll find out that they do,” he joked. With Gregg’s support, the Joint Hydrographic Center the university runs with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has become the national leader in ocean floor mapping, and technology it has see GREGG page 7
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Making trade fair Fair Trade has been defined as “a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment. It is a model for the global economy rooted in people-to-people connections, justice, and sustainability. The prices of goods of Fair Trade Certified products are set by the International Fair Trade Labeling Organization and these prices reflect a living wage that provides food, shelter, clothing education and medical care” (Green America Come Together). Much of the revenue collected in the sale of fair trade products is reinvested in community development projects like new health care clinics, schools, housing, etc. Producers of fair trade products tend to be environmentally conscious and responsible. Most of their products are organic. For example, 85-percent of fair trade coffee is organic. Fair trade also tends to be local and democratic. In the conventional supply chain, the sequence is producer>middle man buyer>processor> exporter>U.S. broker>multinational corpora tion>distributor>store>consu mer. In fair trade, the sequence is producer>co-op>fair trade distributor>store>consumer. One huge advantage to fair trade is fair labor practices where “Workers are guaranteed freedom of association and safe working conditions. Fair Trade also encourages women’s participation in and leadership of cooperatives. Human rights and child labor laws are strictly enforced” (Green America Come Together). By contrast, “free trade usually benefits the larger, wealthier countries whose big companies are looking to expand and sell their goods abroad. In the one sector where developing countries have the most to gain — agricultural goods — wealthier countries maintain the highest level of “protection” of their own markets” (Greenpeace). What happens is that tariffs on goods going from one country to another are lowered and this causes competition with domestic products and services. The result is that the richest countries benefit the most. They become richer and the poor countries become poorer. In free trade, jobs from the U.S. move to foreign countries that often have poor human rights records and environmental regulations. The working conditions of many factories are deplorable. The workers labor for long hours without benefits and hardly have time to visit the lavatory. There are no health benefits and being sick can get one fired. Often child labor is used. Trying to start a union is a basis for dismissal. These products are produced very cheaply because wages are below subsistence levels. The products are sold back in the U.S. for a much higher profit than if
they were made in the U.S. However, at some point, there will be no one in the U.S. able to buy these products because their jobs will have gone overseas. Also, if the prices have to go so low in order to sell them in a low demand market, what will have been gained? In many cases, these products have been unsafe as those recently identified as having been made in China. One group that has emerged due to the problems generated by free trade is the Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment – “a Washington-based working group with representatives from a range of faith-based organizations committed to asserting a stronger presence of the communities of faith in public policy discussion on international trade and investment. IWG believes that international trade and investment policies and practices present a serious moral challenge because of their profound effect upon the lives of people around the world and upon creation.” One of its documents, “Trade as if Earth and People Matter” discusses the organization’s aim: “to contribute to the emerging dialogue on a new framework for trade that holds the promise of promoting just and sustainable development in the countries and areas where it is most needed. Trade policies and agreements must put people first! They should further genuine social and economic development for our neighbors around the world while preserving and creating good jobs here at home. They must support – not hinder – governments in adopting policies to protect public health and the natural environment. Trade policies must strike a balance between creating a predictable structure for international trade and preserving the policy space necessary for governments to foster and secure economic, social and human development for all their citizens. Free trade is purely profit driven and does not consider the human cost of doing business. That’s why organizations like IWG are formed in the first place. When morals and ethics are not included in business decisions, the inevitable consequence is human suffering. People need jobs and businesses do provide a valuable service by providing those jobs but this does not give license to businesses to commit unfair labor practices and destroy the environment. According to the Economic Policy Institute, NAFTA “has…contributed to rising income inequality, suppressed real wages for production workers, weakened workers’ collective bargaining powers and ability to organize unions, and reduced fringe benefits… (and) tilted the economic playing field in see next page
LETTERS If school budget is so tight why did they have $800k left over? To the editor, In reading a recent letter to the editor written by Liz Merry, she talked about Bill Tobin wanting to cut, cut, cut state spending and that he felt that spending on our schools was too high. She said that she clearly stated that cutting state public school spending was a complex process as in many instances one dollar cut means the expense will be sent directly to the towns to pay. In 2010, five hundred and seventy-eight million dollars was sent to local communities in the form of state school aid. In my opinion it is true that taxpayers and their local communities need to take charge of the budgetary process of spending at the local level including school and town. Ask the question of your local school board members, where did the over eight hundred thousand dollars in budget surplus come from last year. It would seem to me that if there’s that much surplus that the local school budget could be cut without any
effect at all to the education of our children. I do fully agree that an adequate education or the best education that we can provide to our children needs to be paid for but not with wasteful spending. If we do not take control of our budgets and decide what we want to spend our money on do we cut at the town level; fire, police, and highway services at the expense of safety of the schools, school buses, and children and all of us? The state of N.H. is facing a 15-percent budget deficit in the next biennium. Balancing the state, town and school budget is going to be a challenge for everyone. Please, take time to express your concerns to your local budget committees, town and school, call your selectman and your school board representatives. Remember, the budget is in our hands. Please, come and vote at your school and town meetings. Dave Nickerson, Selectman Sanbornton
People are starved for someone to really care about them To the editor, “And suddenly there was with the angle a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, to men of good will.” Luke 2:13-14. Christmas is a very important time of the year. It’s a time of the year when the whole world is hearing the message of the birth Jesus the Savior of the world. It’s a time when people are tender-hearted . . . the perfect time to plant seeds of love in the lives of those we meet. Sometimes those seeds may just take the form of a kind word in the middle of the rush hour shopping. Other times, you may get the opportunity to pray and minister to someone. But whatever the situation, keep a sharp eye out for a chance to assist people.
I had some outstanding experiences giving a few dollars to someone in need. As they are taking the money, I tell them, “This money is from the Lord Jesus Christ, I serve Him. He is the one who instructed me to help you.” It’s amazing how many people are ready to hear what you have to say when you say it in love. They’re starved for someone to really care. Be that someone this Christmas season. Spread the Word about the peace that’s available in Jesus. Tell about His good will toward men. God knows how many of those small seeds may one day take root and bring one more precious person into the glorious Kingdom of God? Bishop Paul W. Blake Laconia
Where is the Tea Party on this deficit-expanding tax cut deal? To the editor, Am I missing something? I think I am. Tax cuts, deficit, budget...where is the Tea Party? Where is Charlie Bass? Where is Kelley Ayotte? Where is Judd Gregg? I hear nothing from them. Isn’t this what they campaigned on. . . taking back their government?
Well, if this is how the Republicans do it, God Save the King. They just sold to the highest bidder — Boehner, McConnell and, of course, our favorite benefactor . . . CHINA! Nancy Leclerc North Woodstock
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LETTERS We need nationwide effort to built a passenger railroad system To the editor, I live in Laconia. At the present time I am living in Dalian, China. I have been here since September 7th. I will be returning to N.H. the first week of February. I have had and I am having an “adventure” here in China. I have been in many of the major cities and I have experienced rural living, too. This is my fifth and longest visit. Along with my teaching at Yuwen Middle School, I have a chance to travel in and around Dalian quite often. Dalian is a medium sized city, but it is as large as NYC. My observations here in China, particularly those relating to transportation, suggest to me a possible cure for the economic doldrums we are experiencing in the U.S., our great country. Railroads are so important to the Chinese economy. They are for our economy, too, but so often attention remains with building roads, roads, roads, etc., especially in N.H., where it is difficult to find a “rail” advocate. China has more high-speed trains than all of the countries in the world combined that also have high-speed trains. One-third of the “stimulus packages” in China are ear-marked
for transportation, especially “rail.” Now, here is my suggestion pertaining to the “cure.” Please propose that we initiate a nation-wide program similar to the Eisenhower 1956 Interstate Highways’ program. This time, build our railroads. It is really pathetic that we have such poor rail passenger service in the U.S., and that freight trains take priority over passenger trains everywhere except on the Northeast corridor. Now, I am all in favor of our freight being hauled by rail, but let’s concentrate, too, on passenger service. Let’s have a “1956” plan for our railroads. We could realize a goal of “0” unemployment. I admit that I am a dreamer, but without dreams, little is accomplished. Please say something. Try to break the tentacles of trucking associations, cement companies, automobile manufacturers, inept legislators, oil companies and others who try to discourage any opportunities for the revitalization of our railroads. When I return, I will continue to say something and quite often. Winthrop Buswell Laconia
Shame on your reporter for this malicious self-serving tactic To the editor, I write in response to the following paragraph that was included in a story about the Thursday night Gilford Budget Committee meeting. It was published in your Friday, Dec. 10 edition: “Mesa-Tejada is not only an ‘expert’ on education law. He is also a director of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers and was a sometime guest on “Meet the New Press,” the talk radio program hosted by Murphy and Doug Lambert, before WEMJAM dropped the show in November 2008, after Lambert made derogatory remarks that carried over the air. He has also contributed to GraniteGrok, the blog hosted by Murphy.”
Mr. Lambert’s remarks were not broadcast on WEMJ, nor was it printed in the newspaper. Mr. Lambert had a 1st Amendment right to have and speak an opinion of the times as he perceived it then. This portion of the article is an attempt to malign the reputation of Mr. Mesa-Tejada, Gilford Budget Committee members who voted to invite the guest or anyone else who is associated with or friends of Mr. Lambert. Doug is my friend and I’m proud to be his friend. Shame on your reporter for such malicious selfserving tactics. Cyber-space and air waves are different medias. Thomas A. Tardif Laconia
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style agreement, such as the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, will only worsen these problems. Past experience suggests that workers have good reasons to be concerned as NAFTA enters its second decade.” Free trade has made all kinds of wonderful promises but it has fallen on its face and taken a lot of people with it. We must rethink free trade and create a system of trade that will allow businesses to prosper while not sacrificing the quality of human life and the integrity of the environment. (Leo R. Sandy is professor of counselor education at Plymouth State University and a consulting school
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Many reason to cheer & say ‘bravo’ at ‘Really Rosie’ performance To the editor, Recently my family attended the “Really Rosie” performance at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, which was an all children’s cast. In taking in the performance, it struck me how fortunate we are in this area to have a community resource that allows children the opportunity to get professional theatrical training
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LETTERS Adding 3% to highest tax rate just brings us back to pre-2001
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To the editor, Mr. Meade’s letter of December 8 distorts and tries to shift attention from the central issues of the tax debate. If he read what I wrote, he would know that my tax example was a hypothetical one — not a description of the current system — designed to show that the statistic that the wealthiest pay 80-percent of total income tax revenues does not mean that a particular tax policy is fair. By the way, if you’re wealthy and pay over 50-percent of your income to the government, you’ve got a lousy accountant. He then tries a sleight of hand by magically morphing all the richest 2-percent of Americans into businesses and companies. Over 98-percent of businesses would not be affected if the Bush top-tier tax cuts expire. Almost all of the income that would be taxable is individual, not business, income. The debate is over income tax rates, not business
To the editor, Given the incorrect history being delivered to the local media outlets by the Gilford School District’s various leaders and mouthpieces regarding Gilford’s consideration of operating without the services of person known as “superintendent,” I felt it necessary to set the record straight. In December of 1997, the Gilford SAU Planning Committee, a statutory body created by a vote of the people at a special school district meeting in July of the same year, unanimously recommended “the withdrawal of the Gilford School district from SAU 30.” The committee report also called for “the provision of all superintendent services as required under RSA 194-C within the district.” At the annual school district meeting of Wednesday, March 18, 1998, Gilford voters, with the recommendation of the school board, and the full blessing of the NH State Board of Education, overwhelmingly adopted Article 5 of the Warrant. This article asked “That the Gilford School District vote to accept the provisions of RSA 194-C providing for the withdrawal of the Gilford School District from SAU #30 involving the school districts of Laconia and Gilmanton, in accordance with the provisions of the proposed district plan.” A major provision of the plan included “a school administrator who will be the chief executive officer of the district under the school board. This plan recommends the title of ‘school administrator’ because, with the strong educational leadership team that is already in place, the primary qualification for the administrator is a strong executive ability.” This “educational leadership team” referred to was to be a 7 member administrative organization within the Gilford School District, known as the “Administrative Cabinet”. This team included “two building principals and three vice principals plus a Special Education Administrator and a Technologies Services Coordinator.” Nowhere did it call for the position of “superintendent.” In addition, another major specification stated that, “Financial services under this plan are to be provided by the Town of Gilford…Under the contract agreement, the town will expand its present finance office to enable it to provide the school district financial services.” Or, perhaps contracted else-
taxes — despite Republican and lobbyist attempts to confuse and to equate the two. To argue that to oppose extending those tax cuts for the wealthiest 2-percent is somehow being against success or against risk-taking is simply not telling the truth. Adding 3-percent to the marginal tax rate only brings us back to the pre-2001 situation. The richest 2-percent were pretty successful then and were hardly handcuffed from taking plenty of risk. Finally, no one is calling rich folks “ogres.” Don’t confuse simple fairness and justice with envy. By your logic, any taxes on the rich must be a greedy grab and implies that we should eliminate all their taxes. The wealthy are just people who should pay their fair share of taxes, and who don’t need a “nanny government” of their own. Ed Allard Laconia
Family Fun Night at the middle school was great, we’ll have more To the editor, The Physical Education Department of Laconia Middle School hosted its very first Family Fun Night on December 3rd this year. The evening began in the LMS cafeteria where 65 parents, kids and community agency reps sat down to an outstanding FREE spaghetti and meatball supper, cooked by our outstanding kitchen staff and sponsored by Project EXTRA, a Laconia School District’s 21st Century Grant program that supports after school programming. Alan Robichaud, Jim McCollum, Deb Williams and Tina Green were proud to serve each family in attendance. After dinner, parents went to an interactive presentation lead by Tammi Levesque of Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health/HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) while children went to the gym with Kate Hohenberger and Kyle Thornton, LMS Physical Educa-
tion Teachers, to play dodge ball and volleyball. Following these activities, parents and children all got together for some fun physical recreation in the gym where they all participated in curling, human ping pong and a cooperative team activity called “River Crossing.” A very special thanks to Shannon Robinson-Beland of Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, Tori O’Hara of Belknap County Youth Services, Emily Myer of New Beginnings, and Alan Robichaud of Lakes Region United Way for there support in helping make this activity a success. We look forward to additional Family Fun Nights throughout the remainder of the school year as we all work together toward making Laconia Middle School a Full Service Community School for the children and families of Laconia. Jim McCollum, Principal Laconia Middle School
where (private sector?). Does all of this sound familiar? Probably not, as this plan was ultimately scrapped. In December of 1998, the Gilford School Board, with total disregard for the will of the voters, adopted the bureaucratic structure that has evolved to the point we are at today, known as SAU 73. Gone was the provision for contracted financial services from the town. Also missing was the position of “School Administrator”. Instead, the Gilford School Board hired a Superintendent (Steve Russell), created a “Business Manager” position, and hired additional support staff beyond the Planning Committee recommendations. At that time, the public was told, in either complete ignorance of the law or in an open attempt to mislead, by the school board, that the law requires a so-called “superintendent” position. This was, and still is, absolutely untrue. RSA 194-C: 5 II. (a) states, in part, that “school districts shall not be required to have a superintendent and may assign these services to one or more administrative personnel working full or part time; or such services may be independently contracted.” The beauty of Gilford having legally adopted the provisions of RSA 194 C is that it is a tool with a blueprint that can still be used here in the present. Now is the perfect time to re-visit this option. With Superintendent DiMinico’s imminent departure, Gilford can alter the administrative structure of the school district without having to dismiss any of its cherished bureaucrats. Perhaps the job of “Business Manager”, now known as the “Assistant Superintendent for Business Services”, could be shortened into something like “School Administrator”— just as the voters wanted not so very long ago. The final report noted that, at the time of the plan’s presentation and passage, there were 1385 pupils in attendance. According to official documents, as of October, Gilford has 1261 students in its schools. If such a plan could pass muster back then, why not now? Given the realities of our economic times, why not give it a shot? It shouldn’t be all that hard to do. And I still have a copy of that plan. I’d be HAPPY to share it… Doug Lambert Gilford
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MEREDITH — Mother, son and pets escaped without injury when fire, sparked by smoldering ashes from a wood stove, severely damaged a home at 53 Winona Road on Sunday morning. Fire Chief Ken Jones said the ashes were placed in a combustible container on the porch at the rear of the saltbox, where the fire started. The homeowner Carrie Chase and her young son rounded up their pets — a rabbit, guinea pig, dog and cat with kittens — and reached safety ahead of fire and smoke rushing through the kitchen door as it fell to the flames and heat. Minutes after the initial 911 call at 8:56 a.m. Jones sounded a first alarm as flame was showing from the back of the two-and-one-half story home. He said that firefighters from Meredith, Holderness, Center Harbor and Moultonborough arrived to find GREGG from page 3 developed is now routinely used by NOAA and the Navy, said Andy Armstrong, the center’s co-director. UNH President Mark Huddleston said the benefits of programs Gregg has helped fund are felt far beyond the university and its laboratories. “Thanks to his vision over the last 18 years, the university is a far different and far more robust institution that now stands shoulder to shoulder with the nation’s premier research universities,” he said. Though the process of securing money through special spending requests by members of Congress has fallen out of political favor, Gregg has long stood by the earmark process as a a legitimate way to direct money to worthy projects — as long as the total federal budget is conservative and the earmark process is transparent. Kelly Ayotte, the Republican who won Gregg’s seat in November, praised Gregg for earmarks that benefited law enforcement when she was attorney general, but then adamantly spoke out against them after launching her campaign for U.S. Senate. Gregg gave his wife, Kathy, most of the credit for several of the biggest projects, citing her love of the ocean and the work she did for children while he was governor in the late 1980s and early 1990s. “But the reason these programs are so success-
that fire and smoke on the first floor had climbed the walls of the kitchen into the attic and roof above at the rear of the building. Jones said that although firefighters soon quelled the fire, using approximately 2,000 gallons of water, the damage was severe. “There was a lot of damage to the roof and attic and smoke and water damage pretty much throughtout,” he said, estimating the cost of the fire at $100,000 to the home itself and another $30,000 to its contents. Chase, Jones said, smelt a strange odor, but only discovered the fire when she saw smoke outside the kitchen window and flames on the back porch, just before the smoke detectors sounded. Jones reminded residents heating with wood stoves to take care when removing ashes and always to put ashes in a covered metal container to ensure they do not ignite.
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JOHNSON from page one six terms in the Senate. “Jack came to me with this idea even before the election,” Forrester said yesterday. Barnes, together with newly elected Representatives Colette Worsman and Robert Greemore of Meredith, are co-sponsors of the legislation. Carl Johnson, Jr. said that the bay is defined by about a mile of shoreline stretching from Ledge Island southward to the northern end of Stonedam Island. The Johnsons purchased a home on Dale Road in 1957, which
they made their permanent residence in 1973. Johnson was among the stalwarts of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and and Loon Preservation Committee and, as a lawmaker worked closely with the New Hampshire Lakes Association and other groups to protect and enhance lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state. Barnes said that designating a part of Lake Winnipesaukee in the Johnson’s honor would be “a fitting tribute.”
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Laconia Mayor Mike Seymour and Councilor Ava Doyle (center) present the 2010 Debra Bieniarz Award for service to children to Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center Director Meghan Noyes on Monday night at City Hall. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)
BIENIARZ from page one 2 and 18. Meghan In addition to her work at the Child Advocacy Center, hers work with children includes volunteer work with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Northern Carroll County Youth Diversion Program. She also works a part-time certified police officer for Plymouth State University Police Department. The Debra Bieniarz Award is given
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from preceding page “They did it intentionally because of an AG problem I was not privy to,” Coyne testified, noting Dodge had told him there were “red flags” on the project. When Chandler asked Coyne if he checked out FRM with any government agency before the Beaver Pond deal, he said his attorney — “a good one” — called the Attorney General’s Office twice and was told “they were squeaky clean.” What about banking” asked Chandler. “’No,” he said. What about securities,” asked Chandler. “Not securities. No reason to,” said Coyne. “Dodge told me he had a banker’s license,” Coyne said. “Whoever is responsible for CL&M has to be held responsible.” When Chandler asked him how he understood the relationship between FRM and CL&M, Coyne said they [Farah and Dodge] created a criminal entity and said they had a banker’s license. He later described Farah as the orchestrator and Dodge as a paperwork genius. “Who,” asked Chandler wanting to know who was in the room when Dodge said he had a “banker’s license.” “Don Dodge in the Celtic’s room with Jim Rokeh (Coyne’s engineer) and me,” said Coyne referring to a room at 15 Northview Drive, the Meredith offices of FRM and CL&M. “That’s exactly what I’ve been saying for a year but nobody wants to listen,” Coyne continued. He also recalled the morning Farah called him and told him it was over.
“Farah called me and said Dodge was going to shoot himself over what he did to the Bean family,” Coyne said. The Bean family of Gilford lost nearly $4-million to FRM and CL&M. Family spokesman Harry Bean testified before Chandler last month. “I was sick to death,” said Coyne recalling Farah’s phone call came very early in the morning and he had just returned from the gym. “He said there was some guy in Ossipee who had filed suit and those were the red flags.” “I was screaming for my money,” he said. He also told Chandler that the state Insurance Commissioner should be stepping in to help some of the victims, of which he said he is one, with some of the title insurance. Coyne also said he has questions about how the affair is being handled by Bankruptcy Trustee Steven Notinger and his lawyer and partner James Donchess. “I guess they’re too busy filling in (bank) deposit slips,” Coyne said adding he has never been asked to make any payments to them. What is it that leads you to say CL&M was fraudulent,” Chandler asked. “Well pleading guilty and going to jail for 10 years and admitting to stealing for 20 didn’t hurt,” Coyne replied. “Is is fair to say that CL&M had an obligation to escrow and not commingle funds,” Chandler asked. “Absolutely,” Coyne said. Dodge is scheduled to appear before Chandler today at 10 a.m. in Room 100 of the State Capitol building. Farah is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow.
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Master storyteller to present Dickens’ Christmas classic for free tonight, thanks to the Putnam Fund LACONIA — A century and a half ago, Charles Dickens condensed his timeless holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” into an hour-long version, which he presented in readings around the world. Thanks to the Putnam Fund, residents of the Laconia will have the opportunity on Tuesday evening, Dec. 14, to experience just such a performance. Odds Bodkin, a master storyteller based in Bradford, has created his own condensed version of the Dickens novella, which he presents using several richly-developed character voices. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Laconia High School auditorium. Admission is free and is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Charles Bradley, a member of the Putnam Fund Committee, said he had seen Bodkin perform years ago at a first night celebration. “He was amazing,” he recalled, “Just the way he presented himself as a storyteller, he created a really interesting atmosphere around himself... Odds Bodkin is one of the best storytellers there is.” The suggestion to bring Bodkin, Bradley said, came from Laconia High School principal Steve Beals, who thought the storyteller could capture the attention of his students, who will be offered an encore performance on Wednesday morning. Bodkin said his performances, which include classic texts such as “The Odyssey” as well as folk tales
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Negotiations for new Shaker teachers’ contract stall BELMONT — Representatives of the two parties negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement for teachers in the Shaker Regional School District have announced that discussion has reached an impasse and mediation will be sought. Sumner Dole, chairperson of the Shaker Regional School District Negotiations Committee, and Brian
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SUSPECT from page 20 tigators and told them the woman in the photograph was Fearrie Ray. Sabrina Ray said her cousin is a single mother and registered nurse who took care of a chronically sick child his entire life. The teenage boy is now living with one of his aunts, she said. “Unfortunately, she is sick,” Ray said of her cousin. “Our family has looked for her for months. Because of who she is, despite her sickness, our pleas were given very little attention. I feel for the family of this man. All this could have been avoided.” Fearrie was on medication for her mental illness and was doing fairly well, Sabrina Ray said, until August when she left Buffalo.
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Deborah Clement, 71
SANBORNTON — Deborah Clement, 71, of Sanbornton, NH died on Sunday morning, December 12, 2010 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia. Born in Littleton, NH in 1939, she was the beloved daughter of Lawrence Clement and Athalie Page, and the niece of Senator Styles Bridges. Deborah graduated from Concord High School in 1957 and University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s in Home Economics. While married to Royal Smith, Jr., she raised her three children, Stephen L. Smith, Royal Bradley Smith and Sally A. Smith all of whom survive and are active Lakes Region citizens. During the 1960’s, as a farm wife, she was an active leader in 4-H and Farm Bureau. Later she became a Home Economics teacher at Laconia High School and served as Director of the Head Start and Lakes Region Daycare. After retiring as the Director of the Vocational High School Childhood Development Center, she enjoyed years serving at Canterbury Shaker Village and the Sanbornton Public Library.
In recent years, she fought a courageous battle against an extended illness. In addition to her children, she is survived by her sister, Sally Clement Bates, her brother, Lawrence Page Clement, and her grandchildren, Abigail Smith, Adam Smith, Devan Plyler and Jackson Plyler. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM with a short prayer service at 5:00 PM using the Whipple Avenue Entrance of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N .H. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Deborah’s name to Laconia Head Start, 121 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Sanbornton Public Library, PO Box 124, Sanbornton, NH 03269. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
LACONIA — Frederick C. Rozelle, Jr., 84, of Laconia, New Hampshire, died on December 7, 2010 at Lakes Region General Hospital. Fred was born January 14, 1926 in Scranton, Pennsylvania the son of Helen (Waring) and Fred C. Rozelle. He grew up there and in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He attended Bates College and graduated from Holy Cross with a degree in Naval Engineering. During WWII, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Guam. After the war, he attended Yale University and graduated in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Fred moved to Portland, Maine to work at the John C. Paige Insurance Agency and then to Winchester, Massachusetts. He was active in the civil rights movement in the 1960s in Roxbury, Massachusetts and played a major role in bringing an A Better Chance (ABC) chapter to Winchester. ABC is a residential program that enables inner city youth to live and go to school in Boston area suburbs. Fred was also a deacon in the First Congregational Church of Winchester. He worked as a trust officer at the Old Colony Trust Company in Boston. The trust company became part of the First National Bank of Boston, and Fred retired in 1980 as a Senior Vice President.
Fred moved to Center Sandwich, New Hampshire and was active in that community as a Selectman, Town Moderator and member of the Planning Board. He also continued his participation on the boards of many educational and service institutions, including Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Spaulding Youth Center and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. Fred is survived by his wife, Ruth (Anderson) Rozelle, of Laconia, three children, Anne Bewley of Tallahassee, Florida, Page Rozelle of Monticello, Florida and Chase Rozelle of Deep River, Connecticut and three grandchildren, Chase Orton of Los Angeles, California, Annah Rozelle of Salem, Massachusetts and Brooks Rozelle of Deep River, Connecticut. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Federated Church, Main Street, Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, Spaulding Youth Center, PO Box 189, Tilton, N.H. 03276, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, PO Box 766, Center Harbor, NH 03226, or the ABC House, 2 Dix Street, Winchester, MA 01890.
LACONIA — Paul Bernard Robie, 75, died December 12, 2010 at his home at 65 Fairview Street, Laconia. He was born on September 24, 1935 in the Benjamin Rowe House in Gilford, New Hampshire, which at the time was owned by his grandfather, Ernest Sawyer. Paul was the son of Bernard Hersey and Emma (Sawyer) Robie. He was raised in Gilford and Laconia and attended Gilford Elementary School and Laconia High School. He spent several of his high school years with Clarence & Maude Sawyer on their farm in Gilford. He entered the U. S. Air Force on April 19, 1954 and was discharged on November 13, 1957. Paul was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey and Thule, Greenland. Paul helped in managing his grandfather’s farm in Gilford Village for his aunt and uncle, Ruth and Alvah Wilson, for many years. He was in tire sales for many years. In June of 1979, he established Robie Supply, distributing auto parts with routes all over New Hampshire. He retired in September, 2001. Paul always had a love of farming. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and raising animals at his home, his goats were his most prized. Paul is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Lorraine (Valliere) Robie of Laconia; his sons, Paul B. Robie,
Laconia; a daughter, Marie Liimatainen, and her husband, Toivo, of Laconia; seven grandchildren, Reino and Lucas Paul Liimatainen, Joshua and Nicole Robie and Meredith, Levi and Paul Robie III.; great granddaughter, Natalie Lorraine Robie. He was predeceased by his parents and by an infant daughter, Theresa Anne, on May 5, 1965. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Carriage House of the WilkinsonBeane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Life Quest Church, 115 Court Street, Laconia, N. H. Burial will follow in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 381019929 or to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246. 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
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Eileen F. Martin, 88
MOULTONBOROUGH — Eileen F. Martin, 88, of Whittier Highway, died December 11, 2010, at Forest View Manor, in Meredith, with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. Born in Meredith, NH on May 25, 1922, she was the daughter of Ernest and Frances [Boyd] Pray. She was also stepdaughter of Audry Smith, since she was twelve years old. She grew up in Meredith and graduated from Meredith High School, class of 1940. She has been a resident of Moultonborough since her marriage in 1942. Eileen was a homemaker most all her life, staying home to raise her children. She did work for the Meredith Village Savings Bank in the accounting department for three years and also for three years at the former Yield House, in Meredith. She was a longtime member of the Moultonborough United Methodist Church and enjoyed making posters for the church’s bean suppers and putting them up in Ellen’s Store and around town. Eileen and two of the closes friends, June Young and Peg Lamprey, open a craft shop called “Paintin Place” which they operated for three years. Eileen
was a Tole Painter and taught tole painting out of her home and at the Arts and Craft Shop in Laconia for many years. She enjoyed rug hooking and loved to spend time in her flower garden. Eileen was predeceased by her husband of forty-four years, Harold “Ding” Martin and her beloved son, Capt. Steven W. Martin USMC, who was killed in action in Vietnam in October of 1968, in a helicopter crash. He is survived by her daughter, Cathleen G. Knell and husband Robert of Moultonborough, daughterin-law, Brenda Schult of St. Petersburg, FL, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Tuesday 6 pm to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held in the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, Routes #25, Moultonborough, on Wednesday at 11am. The Rev. Paul O’Neil, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held in the Red Hill Cemetery, Moultonborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH.03246 or the Alzheimer’s Association, NH Chapter, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH. 03110.
LACONIA — Arnold J. Santti, 64 of Laconia, N.H. died peacefully at his home on Dec. 11 after a long illness. He was born on Dec. 16, 1945 in Newport, N.H. the son of the late William R. Santti and Eva M. (Pakkala) Santti. He is survived by 5 sons: Arnold J. Santti Jr. and his wife Harriet of Gilmanton, N.H., Dennis J. Santti and his wife Noel of Belmont, NH, Scott A. Santti of Laconia, NH, Kevin M. Santti and his wife Chris of Gilmanton,NH, and Eric W. Santti of Gilford, NH. One brother David H. Santti of Zephyrhills, Florida, 3 sisters: Nancy A. Santti of Antrim, NH, Patricia Nichols and her husband of Newport, NH, Ellen M. Byron and her husband Gary of Claremont, NH. He is predeceased by 3 brothers: William R. Quinn of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Richard P. Santti and Norman R. Santti of Newport, NH. He also leaves several grandchildren, 1 great
grandson, and several nieces and nephews. Arnold worked at Barber Tree Service, Asplundh Tree Service and Sturm-Ruger out of Newport, NH. and several manufacturing plants in the Laconia area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He excelled at pool and cribbage and won many trophies. He enjoyed sports, especially the Yankees and Steelers. He was a member of the Rod and Gun club in Laconia and the American Legion. He was loved by many friends and family and will be greatly missed. Respecting his wishes there will be no services. A private memorial will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family. NH Cremation Society handled the arrangments. Memorial donations may be sent to: Community Health and Hospice, Inc. 720 N. Main St. Laconia, NH 03246
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2010. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va. home at age 67. On this date: In 1819, Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state. In 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was created in Washington, D.C. as industrialist Andrew Carnegie presented a gift of $10 million for its founding. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (ROH’-ahl AH’-mun-suhn) and his group became the first men to reach the South Pole, beating out an expedition led by Robert F. Scott. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish U.N. headquarters in New York. In 1962, the U.S. space probe Mariner 2 approached Venus, transmitting information about the planet. In 1985, Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Former New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris, who’d hit 61 home runs during the 1961 season, died in Houston at age 51. In 1995, Presidents Alija Izetbegovic (AHL’-yuh ee-zeht-BEG’-oh-vich) of Bosnia, Slobodan Milosevic (sloh-BOH’-dahn meeLOH’-shuh-vich) of Serbia and Franjo Tudjman (FRAHN’-yoh TOOJ’-mahn) of Croatia signed the Bosnian peace treaty in Paris. One year ago: President Barack Obama implored top bankers to help keep the fragile recovery from faltering by boosting lending to small businesses and getting behind an overhaul of financial regulation. Dubai got a $10 billion lifeline from oil-rich Abu Dhabi, securing a last-minute cash infusion aimed at preventing a default that risked sparking broader fears about the city-state’s shaky finances. Today’s Birthdays: Jazz musician Clark Terry is 90. Singer-actress Abbe Lane is 79. Actor Hal Williams is 72. Actress-singer Jane Birkin is 64. Actress Patty Duke is 64. Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 64. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 64. Actress Dee Wallace is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 61. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 61. Actorcomedian T.K. Carter is 54. Rock singermusician Mike Scott (The Waterboys) is 52. Singer-musician Peter “Spider” Stacy (The Pogues) is 52. Actress Cynthia Gibb is 47. Actress Natascha McElhone is 41. Actresscomedian Michaela Watkins is 39. Rhythmand-blues singer Brian Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 35. Actress KaDee Strickland is 35.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Laconia Putnam Fund presents Odds Bodkin. 7 p.m. in the Laconia High School Auditorium. Award winning storyteller and children’s author. Free admission with seating on ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. Laconia Christian School Christmas Concert (preK through grade 12). 7 p.m. at the Laconia Middle School. Free admission. Public welcome. Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee meeting and Christmas Party. 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant (Rte. 28) in Center Barnstead. A short business meeting followed by a guest speaker, Executive Councilor-elect Dan St. Hilaire. Annual Christmas party will follow. Optional dinner and social hour starts at 5:30. Free program on the ABC’s & D’s of Medicare and Medicare Advantage. 10:30 a.m. at the Laconia Senior Center. “Hurray for the Holidays” family program hosted by the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department. 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center on Union Ave. Making Christmas ornaments and singing carols will be part of the fun. $5 per family of 4 ($2 per person after that). Register by calling 524-5046. LRGHealthcare seminar on the importance of exercise in keeping symptoms of arthritis and ﬁbromyalgia at bay. 11:30 a.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Center at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Stace R. Dicker-Hendricks at 5282555. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. 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. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. “Penguins on Parade” at the Goss Reading Room at 188 Elm Street in Lakeport (Laconia). Noon to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in December. Kirk Dougal’s collection of penguins includes brass, wood, ceramic, stuffed, great and small. Each young reader who visit the exhibit will receive a penguin gift, while supplies last. 524-7683.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 Inaugural meeting of the Central New Hampshire Young Professionals Group. 5:30 p.m. at the Art Cellar in Plymouth. For more information call Peter Laufenberg at 254-9791 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Mom & Me showing of “The Grinch That Stole Christmas” and “Frosty the Snowman” at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. 11:30 a.m. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. 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. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. TOPS (Taking Offs Pounds Sensibly) meeting at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. 5:30 p.m. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Lego Club meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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Altrusa Club offering wrapping expertise Thursday through Saturday at Gilford bank GILFORD — Franklin Savings Bank’s Gilford Office will be helping the Altrusa Club of Laconia help others this holiday season. On Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 16, 17 and 18, Altrusa Club volunteers will be wrapping presents while you wait in FSB’s lobby at 11 Sawmill Road, next to the Marriott Hotel. The donations for their gift wrapping expertise will benefit local charities
chosen by the Altrusa Club. This is a wonderful opportunity to come in and get your gifts wrapped ahead of time, have some hot chocolate while you wait, and help others who are in need! Gift wrapping hours are Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment is necessary; just stop by. For more information call the Gilford Office of Franklin Savings Bank at 524-5247.
Winter Farmers’ Market will support local farms and businesses every third Thursday beginning December 16
Altrusa Club of Laconia members will be at Franklin Savings Bank’s Gilford office wrapping presents in return for donations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. (Courtesy photo)
LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
LACONIA — A Winter Farmers’ Market, giving Lakes Region residents and visitors the opportunity to support local farms and businesses, will be
Browsing 695 Main Street, Laconia • 524-4775
Visit our website for additional information. www.laconialibrary.org
This Weeks Activities
Children: Preschool Storytime Wednesday, December 15th @ 10:00 Thursday, December 16th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Holiday party in the Selig Storytime Room. Special “guest” on Thursday! Bring a snack to share. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.
Annual Christmas Luncheon & RecognitionEvent
The Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 14th from 11:45 until 1:15 for employees to attend this event.
‘Tis the Season for Giving
The Laconia Public Library urges our patrons to help out those in need this holiday season. Please donate canned and dry goods as well as personal care products for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. You can bring them to the bin at the main circulation desk and the Library will transport the to St. Vincent’s.
Penguins on Parade
The penguin collection of Kirk Dougal will be on display by Friends of the Goss Reading Room, a branch of the Laconia Public Library, 188 Elm Street, Lakeport the month of December. Penguin gifts to young readers. Visit Tuesdays or Thursdays 12-5 p.m. For more information, call 524-3808.
Future Activities Teens: YU-GI-OH!
Monday, December 20th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play this popular card game. For more information, call 524-4775.
Adult: Laconia Senior Center Book Discussion
Monday, December 27th @ 12:30 17 Church St. Join Debbie from the Library for a discussion of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote’s rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: “It’s fruitcake weather!” Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals. For more information, call 524-4775.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!
held on the third Thursday of each month at the Belknap Mill from 3 — 6 p.m. beginning December 16. Vendors will offer fresh local farm raised meats, fresh baked bread, organic tea, coffee, fudge, pastries, pies and cakes, fresh produce, jellies and jams, local wines, herbs,
oils, plants, crafters, jewelry, wood workers, and fine art. Eager to avoid crowds and commercialism? The Winter Farmers’ Market will provide shoppers with a great selection of products at good prices — and a chance to build up the community by buying local.
ARTSFEST Presents RICK MORTEN’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Saturday, December 18th
Doors Open at 6pm ~ Dinner at 6:30pm 4 Course Prime Rib Dinner & Show for $32
Music, Dance, Comedy & Holiday Cheer!! Reservations Required
516 Steele Hill Road, Sanbornton
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Dear Annie: I am a 26-year-old woman, recently engaged to my live-in boyfriend. The other day, I came across an online conversation he had with an ex-fling of his. I know I shouldn’t have snooped, but the word “marriage” came up and I got curious. In the conversation, he said she would always have a piece of his heart and told her that “in another universe,” he would have married her. I feel completely betrayed. My boyfriend says the conversation was private and was meant to bring him closure so he could continue to move forward comfortably and confidently into our marriage. And besides, it was none of my business and I could not possibly understand. I am furious. I feel this was inappropriate and hurtful. I no longer trust him and am having a great deal of difficulty moving beyond this. My last three boyfriends all cheated, and one was also physically abusive. I suffer from extreme PTSD. My therapist told me it was a miracle that I was able to take steps toward trusting another person. Now I am back at square one. Am I foolish to stay with my fiance after he did something like this, knowing it would hurt me? Or could this, in fact, have been a conversation to gain closure, as he said? -- Boston Dear Boston: We are inclined to give your boyfriend the benefit of the doubt, although he should not have kept his correspondence a secret. You and your fiance need to have a long talk, perhaps with your therapist, about how fragile your sense of security is and how he needs to be transparent in his dealings in order to cement the trust between you. If he is open and honest, it will bolster your confidence in the relationship and you will not feel the need to snoop. Dear Annie: I shower daily, but do not use a washcloth. I prefer to suds up my hands and wash my entire body that way.
My sister tells me that unless I use a washcloth, I am not cleaning myself well enough. I do not agree. I feel sparkling clean after each shower. What do you say? -- Clean as a Whistle in Upstate New York Dear Clean: As long as you are getting to all the nooks and crannies of your body, you are doing an adequate job. Most folks find that they are more thorough when they use something other than their hands, hence the washcloth. This is also why some people install bidets and use detachable showerheads. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Confused,” who wants to hyphenate her name, but her fiance is opposed to it. The women in my family have a tradition of using their maiden names in place of their middle names. This custom started with my great-great-grandmother. I went from being Jane Anne Doe to Jane Doe Smith. My daughter, Louise Mary Smith, became Louise Smith Jones when she married. In addition to allowing us to retain a part of our identities, it has simplified tracing our genealogy, making us aware of the maiden names of the women in our past. This is an easy way to keep our maiden names without the cumbersome process of hyphenating them. It is not a new idea -- Mary Todd Lincoln did it, as did Martha Custis Washington and other historical female figures. I’m proud to have my maiden name as part of my legal name, and my husband and I are quite pleased that our daughter has continued this practice. I hope this may be of some help. -- Kay in Indy Dear Kay: We think this is a splendid idea and helpful for family trees. (However, as a historical aside, “Custis” was not Martha Washington’s maiden name. It was her first husband’s surname. George was her second husband. Her maiden name was Dandridge.)
Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: email@example.com, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
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BEAUTIFUL puppies, red mini poodles and pomapoos. Sire is champ background. Good price. Happy, healthy, home raised. 253-6373
2003 Hyundai Tiberon- 1 owner, black on black leather, 24 valve V-6 six speed. New parts & extras. Good shape. $5,500 934-5387
CHIHUAHUA Puppies for SaleBlue male and black & white female. $500 each. 998-3934
BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.
ALEXANDRIA Rooms for rent, quiet country setting, large bedrooms and use of family room and kitchen, large backyard, beautiful open space, everything included (cable, Internet), built and designed for easier living. Please call Randy 744-6787 or 707-7295
NEW! THE DOG WASH WAGGIN A full-service mobile grooming salon. Easy, convenient, time-saving! Call 603-651-9016.
CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
PUG Puppies: Black & fawn, 1st shots and health certificates, $600, 455-9096.
Announcement KITCHEN CRAVINGS: Now offer ing select wines and microbrews. Also now open until 8pm Fri and Sat nights. Restaurant available for private holiday functions. Call Bill 528-0001
Autos 1997 Ranger 4.0 v6 Auto, 103K mi, Many new parts. 2 sets tires. $3,400 obo. 293-2496. 2002 Dodge Dakota, 4WD Quad cab, 80k miles, automatic, 4 winter tires, asking $6,000/ obo. 369-1087. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.
Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606
2001 Ford Mustang GT Converti ble. Fully loaded. Asking $9,995 Call Scott 603-369-0494. 01 Subaru Limited Outback Wagon. Loaded, heated seats, winter package, dual sun roof. Great condition, 127K, $6,000. 630-1950 Plow truck for yard or fix. Runs good. $1,100. 630-0957
APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.
For Rent Downtown Laconia Furnished Rooms Shared Facilities Make Riverbank Rooms Your Home
$105-$125 weekly 524-1884 DOWNTOWN LACONIA New Beacon St. West Loft Condo. Hardwood floors, granite countertops, cable/ Internet included, low util cost. $950 /month. Lease, security, references required. Non-smoker, no pets. 455-4075
BELMONT 3rd Floor 1-bedroom apt. Available 1/1/2011. Heat & hot water included. $175 per week. Small Animals considered, Security required
FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, $600/Mo. + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets. 387-4471.
Business Opportunities LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing; All duct work, plumbing, & boiler in place; Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662
BELMONT, NH - $750.00 a month. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, W&D hookup, single wide mobile home with yard for rent. Close to school. Call Fairlane Homes at 800-325-5566 for more information.
GILFORD 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, attached one car garage, excellent condition, $1200/ month plus utilities, contact Debbie at Roche Realty 603-279-7046 or 603-520-7769.
BELMONT: Must See! Large 1-bedroom in 2-family home, just remodeled, washer/dryer hookup, no pets/smokers, $675/month, heat included. 603-387-6490.
GILFORD one bedrm apt. $850/ month everything included. Contact Sara Mon-Fri from 6:00am 2:00pm for an appointment 293-8400.
For Rent Laconia 1 Bedroom Cottage. $750/Month + Utilities. No Pets. 1 month security deposit required. 524-6611
GILFORD 2BR condo, washer/dryer in-unit, great condition, large closets, no smoking, pets OK. $900/month. 344-6914
GILFORD- 3 BEDROOM. Large yard for kids, walk to beach/ shopping, pet friendly, $1,250 +utilities. Available December 15th. call 603-393-5756.
LACONIA: 3 BR two baths, Cape home, fireplace, 1 car garage, new appliances, pets OK. $1200. 520-5892.
GILFORD: Winter/6-Months Condo Rental, 2-bedroom, kitchen & livingroom newly renovated. Finished laundryroom with full washer/dryer. $825/month +utilities. Contact Matthew Roy, 491-0061. GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $175/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or 832-3334. Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 Laconia Efficiency: On quiet dead-end street, $450/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets. LACONIA In-town, 2-Bedroom, finished basement. $750 plus utilities, first and security. No smoking, available now. 528-2292 LACONIA- 1 bedroom next to LRGH. Quiet building, heat/hot water included. $695/month 508-217-8469 Laconia- Large three bedroom. $235/wk utilities included. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 Laconia- Large two bedroom with small porch. $235/week utilities included. Laundry on site. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 Laconia- Very nice, very large three bedroom. Washer/dryer hook-up, two living rooms, playroom, 1.5 baths, yard, close to town. $1500/month, utilities included. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 LACONIA- Why rent a room when you can have your own efficiency apartment from $130-140/week, utilities included. Security deposit and references required. No Dogs. 524-4428 Laconia-. One bedroom. Close to downtown. $140/Week utilities included, laundry on site. No dogs. references and security deposit required. 524-4428 LACONIA-South Down, Golf Village: 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse; Cathedral ceiling, gas heat, central air, gas fireplace, all appliances, washer & dryer, beach, trails, tennis and all SD amenities. No smoking, no pets. Snow removal & lawn care included. $1,200 Month. Garage available. 603-387-2954 Laconia.-Nice one bedroom Close to downtown. $155/Week, plus electric. Heat & hot water included. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1 bedroom with porch, new paint, $145/ week includes heat & hot water. 603-528-0024. LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $1,100/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $750/month includes heat. Accepts Section 8. 455-8789. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $210/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 1BR, new carpets, parking, no pets, $140/ week + utilities, security, Sec 8, 387-6810. LACONIA: 2BR second floor, laundry hookup, 1-car garage, large backyard, Oak St., $750 per month plus utilities, security deposit, references. Call after 4 pm,
LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes heat, 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $210/week. 4-week security deposit, first week in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Small 3 bedroom, $200/ week, includes heat/hot water, references and deposit. No Pets. 524-9665. LACONIA: STUDIO $135/ Week & 1 BDRM $155/ Week Heat & HW included, 2 BDRM $185/week $785/Month, utilities included. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKEPORT- One bedroom. $140/week, utilities included. Laundry on site. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 MEREDITH convenient to downtown, 2 bedroom, small neat & clean unit. Washer/dryer on-site, no smoking, no dogs, $775 plus utilities. 279-4376. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MEREDITH: Large 2 Bedroom second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/smoking. First month and security, references required. $795 + heat/utilities. 603-630-2381. NEW Hampton - stunning quality! Immaculate 2+bedroom/ 2 bath exclusive Condo. $1195/ mo. Astonishing open stairwell extending up to the 3rd floor lighted by the skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Brazilian wood floors, W/D hook up. Less than 3 minutes from I-93. Call today 603-744-3551. NEFH...Come on Home!!
NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. PLYMOUTH Cottage or motel room, microwave and fridge, cable and high-speed Internet, all util incl, local transportation provided. $199 weekly. 536-1319 TILTON- 3 Bedroom house, 2-car garage; near Exit 20. $1,500/Month + utilities & security. 626-5000 TILTON: Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150/weekly, includes all. 286-4391. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864. Winter on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Ground Floor Condominium Furnished for the Seasonal Renter. Enjoy all the comforts of home in this spacious 3 bedroom unit. Relax in the morning sun and enjoy the delightful afternoon breezes on the enclosed lanai. Located in South Fort Myers. Fun Everywhere! Swimming pool and golfing across the street, nearby shopping, theaters, shelling beaches, dining...Want it? Youll find it! $1,950/Month. No smoking or pets. Call 239-464-7514
For Rent-Vacation NEED a vacation? Waterfront Marco Island Condo Specials available now. (Perfect Xmas gift)
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LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $625/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662.
BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $950, sell Queen $285, Full $260, King $395. 431-0999
Laconia 2 bedroom apartment to share. Female preferred. $300/Month, includes everything. Call during daytime 524-3292
BEDROOM set brand new 6 pce solid cherry Sleigh bed, all dovetail sacrifice $750. 427-2001
Laconia- 2 bedroom apartment to share. All included $100 per week. Female preferred. 455-2642
Lakeport Storefront- $700/mth plus utilities. Approximately 1,000 sq ft of retail and an additional 1,500 sq ft of storage. Security deposit required. 524-4428
HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218. KITCHEN cabinets solid Maple with glazing never installed/ dovetail. Cost $7000, sell $1650. 235-1695. Lamb-Raised locally. Hormone & antibiotic free. Vacuum packed, frozen. 528-5838 NATURAL wood kitchen hutch, one drawer with two door storage, 50” high by 23.5” wide and 17” deep. $150. 253-6815
RETAIL Space for Lease: 450 square feet, $650/month plus utilities. Route 3, Tilton (539 Laconia Road). Located in building occupied by Northeast Metal Roofing and Fire and Stove Stove Shop, 630-2332.
For Sale 1998 Dodge Neon- 4 cylinder, automatic, 4-door. AM/FM/AC. $1,200. (603) 539-5194 4 TIRES: General Grabbers AW P235/75 R 15, $100. Generator: 3600 W. Craftsman with H/D Power Cord. $375. Tools: Automotive. Air Rachets, Tap & Die Set, etc. 934-2221 5 Piece Drum Set. Rockwood by Hohner. $220 or best offer. 253-7003
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Used 1 year. Excellent condition. Installation included. $2500. (603)452-8052.
BUYING Gold, (scrap rings, jewelry, etc.) Silver, (coins, flatware, etc. )
Antiques & Unusual Items Call 279-3087 or Stop In at
PFAFF #2056 Portable Sewing Machine, list over $1,000, sell $900; Twin, white, iron bed, complete, girl, $75; Round glass table w/2 chairs, $75; Gas outdoor grill, $50; White portable sewing machine, $150. Best offers. 286-2635. PLOW- 9 ft. Minute Mount. New cylinders, no rot. $750. Stainless sander $650. 603-556-8061 after 5 pm. SEASONED Firewood: $225/ cord, delivered. 279-3152 or 630-4778. SEASONED Hardwood Cut, Split & Delivered $240/ cord. Call 603-534-8863. SNOW Tires, 4 Gislaved Nordic Frost, 205-55-16, on SAAB alloy wheels, very good condition, $225; 4 Audi alloy wheels, summer tires, 205-65-15, fair condition, $100. 630-6022
Furniture 20% Off Diningroom Sets! Floor Sample Clearance on all Mattresses! Exceptional savings at Jeffs Discount Furniture & Bedding. Save Big! Route 3, Laconia, NH (across from Funspot), 603-366-4000.
Waukewan Antiques 55 Main St. Meredith
BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763
Drums, Base, 2 Tom Toms CB 700. International -Remo Heads black, excellent condition. Snare with case, stand, practice pad, Holton, never used. $300. 524-5979.
Free Full-size couch. Separate green, brown & beige cover like new, $25/Best offer. 524-3202
DRY firewood, cut, split delivered, $265/ cord, green $200/ cord, will do half cords, John Peverly 528-2803 and no calls after 8 pm. EARLYBIRD FARM
ALL DRY FIREWOOD 12 or 16 inch, cut and split $275 a cord or $175 half cord with 2 free bags of kindling and free delivery. Extra kindling $5 a bag at our farm stand.
435-9385 • Pittsfield FISHER used plow 7 ft. Complete hydraulics, lights, push rods. Off 1989 Chevy pickup. You haul away. $700. 536-2489 Fuel Tank for back of truck. Electric pump. $300. 630-0957 Generac 5000 Watt Generator. 10 HP motor, new $600, now $300. Call 267-1935 GREEN Firewood- Cut & split. 1/2 Cord $120. Dry 1/2 Cords $200. 267-6680 House Jack $100, 2-bar stools $60 Pair. Queen size metal bed frame $50, 64 Roman coins $75, ice fishing chiesel $20, Makita disc grinder $60. 455-6296 JAZZY 600 Power Chair, wheeled walker w/seat and brakes. All in excellent condition. Call
PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $239. 603-524-1430.
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GILMANTON Store Manager Qualified candidate will have commercial truck tire and automotive experience with excellent customer relation skills. Experience in job/tire pricing, safety and crew management a must. Contact:
Textile Weaving Loom Operator We currently have an opening for a machine operator in our weaving department. The operator would be responsible for running several weaving looms. We are a fast paced environment and we require a person with a good work ethic. This is a great opportunity, for the right person, to join a very stable and successful manufacturing facility. The opening is for a first shift position, starting pay will be negotiable. Please stop by and fill out an application at: Amatex Corporation 45 Primrose Dr. Laconia, NH. 03246 or call Dawnn @ 603-524-2552.
Small Business Bookeeping Service FALL-CLEANUPS & Mowing: 15 years experience. Call Rob, serving Laconia Gilford area. 393-4470.
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Roommate Wanted ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $140/wk. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 524-1976 BELMONT Female seeks roommate to share adorable house, clean 3-bedroom cape, $125 per week includes utilities,-laundryparking. Dog okay. Non-smoker please. 401-243-3237
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Winni Players present ARTSFEST Performing Arts Company and Steele Hill Resorts team up to present dinner-theatre two staged readings event in good old-fashioned vaudeville style of “A New Christmas Carol” on December 18 LACONIA — Lakes Region audiences will have the opportunity to be among the first to hear a new spin on a holiday classic when the Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents a staged reading of “A New Christmas Carol” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 18. Five members of the Winni Players community theatre group will present the New England premiere of the piece, set in modern days and written by Peter Filichia, theatre critic for the Newark Star Ledger. The reading features John Piquado, Tamara McGonagle, Bryan Halperin, Barbara Webb, and Jamie Gill. The host and narrator for the event will be “the voice of the Playhouse,” Steven Richmond. Piquado has starred in productions for both the community and professional seasons, most recently as the title character in “Dr. Cook’s Garden.” In “A New Christmas Carol,” he will play Willard Pront, a Scrooge-like character who gets a ghostly visit. Webb, who recently played the title character in “The House of Bernarda Alba,” performs as the ghost. Halperin and McGonagle will once again play a young couple, recreating the chemistry they achieved in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Gilford High School student Jamie Gill has already played a Dickens character on the Playhouse stage, having been seen as Young Pip in the youth production of “Great Expectations.” “A staged reading is a rehearsed performance where the actors will all appear with scripts in-hand and with minimal technical elements. However, they don’t just sit in a circle and read,” explained Halperin. “There will be movement and ‘acting’ involved!” As a special treat, author Filichia will be in attendance for both performances and the audience is welcome to stay for post-show discussions with him and the cast. This will give the Lakes Region audience a chance to give feedback and suggestions to the author to help him in the further development of the play. Filichia is not only the chief theatre critic for the Star Ledger but also a featured columnist on Theatremania.com. A minimum donation of $5 is requested for admission to this special holiday event. To reserve Services seating for the staged reading of “A New Christmas Carol,” call the box office at 3667377.
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SANBORNTON — From the makers of the popular “A Good ‘Ol Burlesque Show” comes a new Christmas-themed vaudeville style show presented by ARTSFEST Performing Arts Company and Steele Hill Resorts beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 18. According to Erin Lovett-Sherman, artistic director and choreographer, highlights will include dance numbers from the “Nutcracker,” readings of familiar and well-loved Christmas stories, carol singing, and fun holiday skits written and directed by local thesbian Rick Morten. Musical direcARTSFEST Performing Arts Company (Courtesy photo) tors are Kevin Borella and Phil Breton, well known in the area for their baked stuffed haddock will be served. dedication to community theater. Tickets are available at $32 per person. ReservaIn addition to dancing girls, comedy, music, and tions may be made by calling 524-0500. holiday cheer, a four-course dinner of prime rib or
Lakes Region Brownfields Advisory Committee to review status of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments at meeting in Meredith on Thursday MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Brownfields Advisory Committee (BAC), representing local officials and residents from the region, will meet in the Humiston Building at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 16. The purpose of this meeting is to review the status of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments being conducted by Lakes Region Brownfields Consultant, Credere Associates, LLC, on sites previously approved by the BAC. The BAC will also discuss
the selection of additional sites for Phase I assessments as well as the schedule for conducting Phase II Environmental Site Investigations following the completion of Phase I assessments. Funding for the Lakes Region Brownfields effort has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in part, by the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC). BAC meetings are open to the public. For additional information, contact the LRPC at 279-8171.
BRISTOL — The next Business After Hours for the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) will be hosted by Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast from 5:30 — 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 16. This festive event is also being held as a benefit food drive for Bristol Community Services. All those attending are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Owned by Heidi Milbrand, Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast provides a comfortable cozy atmosphere for guests looking for a touch of home with spectacular mountain views. Built circa 1800, Pleasant View offers six guest rooms, all with private baths,
in the main house. A detached cottage serves as an ideal “getaway” or honeymoon locale. All guests are invited to enjoy the festive holiday decor of the inn’s great room, sitting rooms, loft area, patio, and large backyard while networking and socializing with fellow business members. Business After Hours programs are open to all PRCC members, their employees, guests, and any area businessperson interested in the Chamber or sponsoring business. Refreshments and door prizes will be part of the event. For more information, call the Chamber office at 536-1001, or e-mail email@example.com.
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N.Y. relatives know Ashland murder suspect by another name; say she’s schizophrenic By RogeR Amsden NH UNION LEADER
ASHLAND – The woman charged with seconddegree murder in the stabbing death of an Ashland man is using a false name and is mentally ill, according to several people who identified themselves as her family members. The woman authorities call Clair Jax, 35, was ordered held without bail after her arraignment
in Plymouth District Court Friday. She is charged with repeatedly stabbing Kevin Doane, 54. People who knew Doane say he had taken the woman into his South Main Street apartment because she was homeless. Fenis Ray of Buffalo, N.Y., said Jax is actually her sister, Fearrie Ray, who has been missing since Aug. 13 and has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
Pub Mania 2010: 672 people raised $61,550 for Children’s Auction WLNH Children’s Auction founder Warren Bailey (left) congratulates and thanks Patrick’s Pub & Eatery co-owner Allan Beetle at the conclusion of the 2nd annual 24 hour Pub Mania event held the Gilford establishment from Thursday morning through to Friday morning. Six hundred and seventy people participated through 28 teams — each charged with keeping a bar stool occupied for the duration — and when all was said and done they had together raised $61,550 for the auction. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)
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“She doesn’t believe her name is Fearrie and really thinks she is Clair Jax. All this could have been prevented if the Boston police had taken her into custody when they picked her up,” Fenis Ray said. “They took her 15-year-old son away from her for child neglect and he’s back here with us now. But they said that (they) couldn’t hold her on any charges.” Fearrie Ray was reported missing to Buffalo police Aug. 17, according to Boston police. Fearrie and her son flew into Logan International Airport in Boston Aug. 14 and immediately sought help from Massachusetts State Police. Both were taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation. The teenager was admitted, while Fearrie Ray was not. She left the hospital that day and never returned to visit her son, family members said. Fenis Ray said her mother and another sister, both named Kathelma and from Buffalo, are in New Hampshire and have been in contact with the woman they know as Fearrie Ray. “It’s so hard for us to deal with this. We were expecting the worst and hoping for the best and then we find she’s charged with murder. I feel so bad for the man who tried to help her, and his family and friends,” said Fenis Ray. “She worked to put herself through college and became a nurse. She’s never been a violent person. We just don’t understand how this happened,’’ she said. New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley would not comment on reports that the woman arrested is mentally ill and is actually named Fearrie Ray. Doane’s body was found Thursday morning in his 30 South Main St. apartment, located above Daisy’s Fresh Laundry. Hinckley said the suspect and Doane knew each other. He would not provide more information. He said she is scheduled to appear in court Thursday at 11 a.m. for a probable cause hearing. An autopsy conducted Friday determined that Doane’s death was a homicide and that he died from multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen. Sabrina Ray said investigators learned of her cousin’s identity after police sent her photograph to other law enforcement agencies. Boston police, Sabrina Ray said, contacted New Hampshire invessee SUSPECT page 11
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