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Fire is latest setback for people trying to get wood pellet plant off the ground By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

BARNSTEAD – Fire that damaged a silo at the Great Northern Wood Pellet plant on Depot Street in the Center Barnstead village on Thursday afternoon was the latest setback to a project that promised to spawn as many as 100 jobs by pioneering green energy generation when it began several years ago. Fire Chief Mark Tetsee PELLEts page 8

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Despite plea from House Speaker, Ward Bird unlikely to be home for Christmas; governor says pardon process must run its course By Gail OBer

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CONCORD — At the request of the newly elected Speaker of the N.H. House William O’Brien, Gov. John Lynch yesterday met with him and a small delegation of legislators to receive a petition supporting a pardon for Ward Bird. The petition, signed by about 100 representatives from both parties, asks that Lynch “take the necessary steps” to release Bird from the Carroll Carroll Jail before Christmas. “It is well known and understood that if this request is acted upon it would represent a very

rare circumstance for a convicted felon in this state,” wrote O’Brien. Bird was convicted by a jury in Carroll County Superior Court in 2008 of one count of criminal threatening with a gun. Under N.H. law, crimes committed with guns call for automatic enhancements and convictions call for a mandatory three to seven years in state prison. Remaining free on bail, Bird appealed his conviction to the N.H. Supreme Court but lost and last month he began serving his sentence in N.H. State Prison. With the consent of Department of Corrections Commissioner

William Wren, Bird was moved to the Carroll County Jail. During his six years in office, Lynch and the executive council have never granted a pardon, though he has held hearings for requests. Most recently, he said he would oppose convicted murderer Pamela Smart’s request for a hearing and said he would veto a hearing request by five-time convicted drunk driver Eileen Kerwick. Kerwick withdrew her petition. see Ward BIrd page 10

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DELAWARE (AP — Peggy Wymer didn’t mind when her son covered his car in fluorescent pink duct tape. She did mind once he wrote her name in black letters on the ribbon on the car’s hood signifying that she is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Peggy Wymer who turned 70-years-old today is grateful to be alive and wasn’t quite sure if she would make it through the second breast cancer scare in 2009. “My parents have been gone for 15 years,” said Peggy Wymer, reflecting on the second time she had cancer, the first being in 1979. “I didn’t know if I would make it or not. I didn’t care. I just wanted my mother.” She had double mastectomies — both at Grady Memorial Hospital — and didn’t require radiation since there was no cancer in her lymph nodes, she said. During the second time, Ray Wymer was really worried about his mother. “It was really close,” he said. “She was knocking on heaven’s door. But now, she’s her spicy old self.” After pink duct tape was created and sold with a portion being dedicated to breast cancer research, Ray Wymer thought covering his 1987 Ford Tempo would be the perfect, light-hearted way to pay tribute to his mother. He even taped the hubcaps.

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Obama signs tax cut extension for all into law WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed into law a huge, holiday-season tax bill extending cuts for all Americans on Friday, saluting a new spirit of political compromise as Republicans applauded and liberals seethed. The benefits range from tax cuts for millionaires and the middle class to longer-term help for the jobless. The most significant tax legislation in nearly a decade will avert big increases that would have hit millions of people starting in two weeks on New Year’s Day. Declared Obama: “We are here with some good news for the American people this holiday season.” “This is progress and that’s what they sent us here to achieve,” Obama said as a rare bipartisan assembly of lawmakers looked on at the White House.

The package retains Bush-era tax rates for all taxpayers, including the wealthiest Americans, a provision Obama and congressional liberals opposed. It also offers 13 months of extended benefits to the unemployed and attempts to stimulate the economy with a Social Security payroll tax cut for all workers. At a cost of $858 billion over two years, the deal contains provisions dear to both Democrats and Republicans. It represents the most money that Obama was likely to have been able to dedicate over the next year to the slowly recovering economy. Yet it also increases the federal deficit at a time when the country is growing increasingly anxious about the red ink. Dramatic both as an economic and a political accomplishment, the agreement sets the stage for Obama’s new relationship with

Congress in the aftermath of a midterm election wave that devastated Democrats and stripped them of control of the House. Obama called for maintaining the spirit of cooperation, declaring he was hopeful “that we might refresh the American people’s faith in the capability of their leaders to govern in challenging times.” He conceded that the White House and Congress face a difficult challenge when it comes to controlling the deficit and tackling the nation’s debt. “In some ways this was easier than some of the tougher choices we’re going to have to make next year,” he said. Conspicuous by their absence at the ceremony were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., a reflection of the sharply divided sentiment about the bill in the Democratic caucus.

WikiLeaks founder says U.S. government preparing to indict him BUNGAY, England (AP) — The founder of WikiLeaks said Friday he fears the United States is preparing to indict him, but insisted that the government secretspilling site would continue its work despite what he calls a dirty tricks campaign against him. Julian Assange spoke from snowbound Ellingham Hall, a supporter’s 10-bedroom country mansion where he is confined on bail as he fights Sweden’s attempt to extradite him on allegations of rape and molestation. He insisted to television interviewers that he was being subjected to a smear campaign

and “what appears to be a secret grand jury investigation against me or our organization.” Attorney General Eric Holder has said repeatedly a criminal investigation of the WikiLeaks’ continuing release of some 250,000 secret U.S. State Department cables is under way and that anyone found to have broken the law will be held accountable. The Justice Department has provided no other public comment on who is under investigation or its legal strategy. If pursued, the case could pit the government’s efforts to protect sensitive information against press and speech freedoms

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Authorities confirm real $7.2-billion recovered for Madoff’s victims name of Ashland murder suspect: Fearrie Ray PLYMOUTH (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a 34-year-old woman facing a second degree murder charge in the death of an Ashland man gave police a false name when she was arrested. On Thursday, prosecutors amended the complaint to charge Fearrie Ray of Buffalo, N.Y., in the Dec. 9 stabbing death of Kevin Doane at his Ashland apartment. After her arrest, Ray told police her name was Clair Jax, a character from a television soap opera. Court documents say Ray’s family had reported her missing in August. Ray’s mother, Cathelma Ray, tells the New Hampshire Union Leader her daughter suffers from mental illness, but stopped taking her medication last summer. Fearrie Ray then withdrew all her money from the bank and flew to Boston. Police say Ray had been staying with Doane.

Opponents want electric lines from Quebec to go thru Vermont MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some opponents of a plan to build a new electric transmission line through the New Hampshire North Country say the line should be built along an existing transmission line in Vermont. About 45 miles of a new corridor would have to be cut in New Hampshire to make way for the line. But there is an existing power line from Quebec in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, not from the proposed New Hampshire line. But Martin Murray, a spokesman for the project’s developers, tells Vermont Public Radio the Vermont route was considered, but rejected.

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Bernard Madoff’s victims who thought they lost everything could get at least half their money back after the widow of a Florida philanthropist agreed Friday to return a staggering $7.2 billion that her husband reaped from the giant Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors reached the settlement with the estate of Jeffry Picower, a businessman who drowned after suffering a heart attack in the swimming pool of his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion in October 2009. Picower was the single biggest beneficiary of Madoff’s fraud. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called the forfeiture the largest in Justice Department history and a “game changer” for those swindled by Madoff. He commended Picower’s widow, Barbara, “for agreeing to turn over this truly staggering sum, which really was always other people’s money.” “We will return every penny received from almost 35 years of investing with Bernard Madoff,” Barbara Picower said in a statement. “I believe the Madoff Ponzi scheme was deplorable, and I am deeply saddened by the tragic impact it continues to have on the lives of its victims. It is my hope that this settlement will ease that suffering.” The settlement means roughly half of the $20 billion that investors entrusted to Madoff has now been recovered, authorities said. The $7.2 billion eclipses by far the deals reached with other defendants sued by Irving Picard, the courtappointed trustee who is recovering victims’ money. The next largest — $625 million — was announced earlier this month in a settlement with Massachusetts businessman and philanthropist Carl Shapiro. Madoff’s burned clients greeted the news warily. Willard Foxton, a British journalist whose father committed suicide after losing his life savings, said he was stunned that a major investor decided to return so much money. “I don’t think he would have killed himself if he thought a few years down the line that he was going

to be getting a good amount of his money back,” he said. He added: “I thought we had zero chance of getting any money back, and I still am very, very skeptical. If I see a penny before 2015 I’d be amazed.” Lawrence Velvel, a law school dean who lost money he had invested with Madoff for decades, said Picower’s widow “did the right thing.” But he was wary about who, in the end, would benefit more — the multitude of small and mid-sized investors who had been counting on their investments for their retirement, or the big hedge funds that did business with Madoff. “It’s going to go to the hedge funds,” he said. Madoff, 72, is serving a 150-year prison sentence. Jeffry Picower, who was 67 when he died, was one of Madoff’s oldest clients. Over the decades, he withdrew about $7 billion in bogus profits, or more than a third of the sum that disappeared in the scandal. The money paid out to Picower was supposedly made on stock trades, but authorities said it was simply stolen from other investors. Picower’s lawyers claimed he knew nothing about the scheme, but Picard had argued in court papers that the businessman must have known the returns were “implausibly high” and based on fraud. Barbara Picower said she was “absolutely confident that my husband, Jeffry, was in no way complicit in Madoff’s fraud and want to underscore the fact that neither the trustee, nor the U.S. attorney, has charged him with any illegal act.” Asked whether criminal investigators had any suspicions about Picower, Bharara would say only that the question became moot when he died. He gave the same response to questions about Mark Madoff, the son who committed suicide on Dec. 11. Lawyers for Picower’s estate have been in negotiations with the trustee for some time. In his will, Picower had earmarked most of his fortune for charity. A huge charitable foundation that Picower had created closed in 2009 after its assets were wiped out in the Madoff fraud.


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Alexander Cockburn

The empire strikes back The WikiLeaks sites have vanished — though more than 1,400 mirror sites still carry the disclosures. Amazon, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and the organization’s Swiss bank have shut it down, either on their own initiative or after a threat from the U.S. government or its poodles in London and Geneva. Julian Assange was in a British prison — he’s now out on bail — facing a hearing on trumped-up Swedish allegations zealously posted by Interpol. The U.S. government is warning potential employees not to read the Wiki materials anywhere on the Web, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is cooking up a stew of new gag stipulations and fierce statutory penalties against any site carrying material the government deems compromising to state security. Commercial outfits like Amazon are falling over themselves to connive at the shutdowns, actual or threatened. One of the biggest lessons for us all comes in the form of a wake-up call on the enormous vulnerability of our prime means of communication to swift government-instigated, summary shutdown. Forty-three years ago, Ramparts magazine published its disclosures of the CIA’s capture of the National Student Association as a front organization. The magazine became the target of furious denunciation by the Liebermans and McConnells of the day. Even before publication, the CIA’s Desmond FitzGerald authorized a dirty-tricks operation against Ramparts. But at no time did the government muster the nerve to flout the First Amendment and try to shut the magazine down on grounds that it was compromising “national security” and guilty of espionage. A courtroom challenge by Ramparts’ lawyers would have been inevitable. While visiting Britain in the early 1970s, former CIA case officer Philip Agee had a brief meeting with Tony Godwin, editor-in-chief of Penguin Books, a friend of mine. Godwin agreed to publish Agee’s expose, including the names of active CIA officers and details of their operations. Agee managed to write the book in Paris, though I warned him that the CIA certainly knew of his plans and would probably try to kill him. They bugged his typewriter and later floated disobliging rumors about his sex life and drinking habits, but no one tried to shove him into the Seine or even put him in a French prison. Today? At the least, all of Ramparts’ electronic business operations would be closed down. Pressured by the U.S. government, Amazon would deny Penguin all access or ability to sell books. Just look at what has happened to WikiLeaks. Britain has had its left leaker heroes. In 1963, “Spies for Peace” — a group of direct-action British

anarchists and kindred radicals associated with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Bertrand Russell’s Committee of 100 — broke into a secret government bunker, Regional Seat of Government Number 6 (RSG-6) at Warren Row, near Reading, where they photographed and copied documents showing secret government preparations for rule after a nuclear war. They distributed a pamphlet, along with copies of relevant documents, to the press, stigmatizing the “small group of people who have accepted thermonuclear war as a probability, and are consciously and carefully planning for it. ... They are quietly waiting for the day the bomb drops, for that will be the day they take over.” There was a big uproar, and then the Conservative government of the day issued a D-notice forbidding any further coverage in the press. The cops and intelligence services hunted long and hard for the Spies for Peace, and caught nary a one. These days, would the press have been so initially swift to reprint the pamphlet? Would any website reprinting its contents have survived for 24 hours? So far as the Internet is concerned, First Amendment protections here in the U.S. — certainly better than protections in the U.K. — appear to have no purchase or even acknowledged standing. Even before the WikiLeaks hysteria took hold, the situation was very serious. As Davey D recently reported on his Hip Hop Corner website, over the Thanksgiving holiday, Homeland Security — along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Justice Department and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center — seized more than eighty websites, including popular hip-hop sites RapGodFathers. com, dajaz1.com and Onsmash.com. These sites were accused of copyright violations. No hearing. Alive one minute, dead the next. So here we have a public “commons” — the Internet — subject to arbitrary onslaught by the state and powerful commercial interests, and not even the shadow of constitutional protections. The situation is getting worse. The net itself is going private. As I write, Google and Facebook are locked in a struggle over which company will control the bulk of the world’s Internet traffic. Millions could find that the e-mail addresses they try to communicate with, the sites they want to visit and the ads they may want to run are all under Google’s or Facebook’s supervision and can be closed off without explanation or redress at any time. Here in the U.S., certainly, we need a big push on First Amendment protections for the Internet: one more battlefield where the left and the see next page

LETTERS MetroCast believes in what its employees believe in, the WLNH Auction To the editor, So the 2010 Children’s Auction has left us all speechless. The outpour and support of so many community businesses, friends, neighbors, and visitors makes the Lakes Region the best place to live. So I would like to comment and give thanks to one of the region’s best companies to work for, MetroCast. In eight years of working in the Marketing Department at MetroCast, I have to say the company is very humble. You may hear the hosts of the Children’s Auction repeatedly thank MetroCast for allowing Liane and me to take part and support Presentation Station, and you may also hear thanks for contributing items. There is also our annual donation of cash that is presented during the event, as well as appreciation expressed to the 1999 approach of televising the radio auction over MetroCast’s LRPA Channel 25. I try hard to take a few minutes each year to boast about the rest of what MetroCast does to support this amazing program but I never feel as though it provides the worthy public presentation that MetroCast deserves. Now, mind you, MetroCast does not ask for this announcement either, there are no expectations of me to do this, I do it because I think the community should know. Also, this is no criticism to the comments and thanks provided each year by folks like Molly, Ed, WB or Dave, because they know firsthand how reliable and committed MetroCast is and they show continuous appreciation. But for me, I want to tell you all about the generosity of MetroCast. Humble they are, they really should not be. As an employee of MetroCast I am continuously impressed by their willingness to never say no. Over the past 12 years the need of the auction has grown, and MetroCast has provided under our abilities year over year. Did you know they keep all employees on payroll during any and all hours we provide, whether on the phone back, working on the committee, supporting and installing equipment, running a camera or many other hours or jobs needing support?

This is because MetroCast values our time as employees and recognizes it whether we are representing MetroCast at a time like this or doing our hired jobs. MetroCast has provided in some years up to $13,000 between valued items and cash donations. We join with our vendors and business partners to run dedicated fiber from the expo to the high school. We spend countless hours making sure the video and audio improves year over year. We provide dedicated phone services when other providers elect to no longer play. We provide RJ with all the available bandwidth we can squeeze out to keep the auction’s new online services up and running and the list goes on and on. Not to mention there are a handful of MetroCast managers that are on 24 hours standby during the week to ensure that the video delivery, phone service, and Internet services are up and running at our premium expectations. It is with great pride that I stand up in front of the Lakes Region every year and represent MetroCast; I just want you to know why I am so proud. This company believes in what we as employees believe in. MetroCast leads in the community by example, first. MetroCast will rise to any need or challenge every year and, in the meantime, we do not boast. I guess that’s what makes me so proud to be a face of MetroCast; because we do it with care, not for a pat on the back, and often it is under the radar. I often find myself so proud of their community efforts that I feel the need to uncover their effort. MetroCast is humble, MetroCast is you, each of you in this area, you are why MetroCast does what it does. I hope with this note, you too are proud to be a MetroCast local business partner, neighbor, friend, employee and mostly a customer. I know I am. Thank you MetroCast for being such a wonderful part of this Lakes Region, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of you! Jodie Gallant New England Marketing Manager MetroCast

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LETTERS A majority of the folks still believe in keeping Christ in Christmas To the editor, I am sending this poem that I wrote in my creative English class in college last week. In my research I have found that the majority of folks in America still believe in keeping Christ in Christmas.It seems that the minority and not the majority rule now. You walk in the stores and say Merry Christmas to the employees and they whisper back “You too.” Some may smile and say ‘Merry Christmas to you as well.” The same with taking Christmas out of our schools. The minority not the majority again. What are we afraid of. We should be glad about Christmas, not hiding from it. Do they

get fired from saying Merry Christmas? Oh I forgot. It’s not politically correct and we may offend the one out of ten-thousand people.The few that don’t like it don’t have to say it. This country was built on Christianity. The state of my soul does not depend on me being politically correct. I’d be much more afraid of getting God mad than anything. After all. We are dead a lot longer than we are alive. Can any politician guarantee you’ll go to Heaven or eternal happiness if you follow him or her? SFC David C. Schroth Sr. (Retired Army) Belmont

Giving Christmas Back Some celebrate Christmas as the birth of our Lord; Some think of Christmas as “How much can we afford?” Others don’t share Christmas at all, what a shame; To those I say “Tis the parents to blame.” Just think of Mother Mary and what she saw; When Jesus was born, even the animals were in awe. What would you say if Christ knocked on your door? Would you say, “Christmas is celebrated here no more?” I’d much rather say “Yes, we have Christmas here; And we thank your Father for bringing you near. At Midnight Mass we celebrate you,” then I add, “You’re the reason for the season; we’re all really glad.” “For the things that we do, not all are good; And it’s important to repent for our sins as we should. Please forgive us when we forget about you; I’ll keep spreading your word, that’s what I’ll do.” “I know you’ll forgive us, for the price you have paid; For all we have done, and the times we have strayed.” Jesus listens intently, knowing He’s welcome inside, A tear rolls down His face, emotions He won’t hide. He reaches out for me, with his infinite grace, And is pleased I can tell, by the smile on His face. When or how He will speak - I wonder no more His words appear soft and gentle as He stands at my door…. “To some it will come natural; to others it will be odd; Returning Me to Christmas and keeping Christmas with God.” — David C. Schroth Sr.

You’ve given Caydence chance to learn the true spirit of Christmas To the editor, We would like to take an opportunity to express our deepest thanks to all of those who have contacted us or given a donation or gift to Caydence Rae since the article on us appeared in the Nov. 13th issue. I feel very privileged and grateful to all those who have shown so much generosity and kindness this holiday season. It has made this holiday a truly special one and given Caydence the opportunity to learn about the true spirit of Christmas. It is heartening and wonderful to see that people still have compassion and empathy for others. In a time when everyone is struggling that people can still find it in themselves

to reach out to a stranger and want to brighten their holiday warmed my heart more than I can say. So many thanks to everyone for thinking of us and being so kind; to Michael Kitch for writing our story; to family & friends who have been so supportive; to all the caseworkers and people who have assisted us during trying times and who feel more like friends, to my new employer for recognizing my capabilities and giving me an opportunity to prove myself, and to the Lord for giving us each other and always watching over us. God Bless. Cynthia Burns & Caydence Rae Laconia

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(Alexander Cockburn is coeditor with Jeffrey St. Clair of the muckraking newsletter CounterPunch. He is also co-author of the book “Dime’s Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils”.)

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To the editor, We have used massive government stimulus to stabilize the economy and allowed growth to return. That said, growth will slow when the impact of the stimulus fades from the second half of 2010. It will take time to absorb persistent fundamental imbalances. “Tax compromise” or not, when the government intervention stops or we run out of credit; note we have run out of actual money, the economy will slow significantly. The politicians of both parties are telling you it is Christmas and all will be well. Well, the truth is; you can pay me now or you can pay me later but you’re going to pay. The only real question is do we want to control the amount and type of pain or do we want the pain simply imposed on us. The unprecedented stimulus implemented has provided a jolt to growth... but the government is not able to extend stimulus forever. Just as you can continue writing checks long after you run out of money; so too can the government continue to buy its own debt long after there is any reason to issue it. That is not a good thing. That’s how people wind up sleeping in cardboard boxes. That’s how a government harms its citizens. In order to boost growth continuously, it is not enough for fiscal stimulus to be renewed; it has to keep increasing. As public finances face severe strain, even extending current levels of stimulus beyond 2010 is should not be an option and raising stimulus should be out of the question. That means call your elected officials and get them motivated to act responsibly. Some countries already have to tighten policy to avoid a destabilizing loss of market confidence. There is a danger that if risk aversion towards highly indebted countries (that means the U.S.) rises again, we will have to tighten fiscal policy much more sharply in 2011 than currently is anticipated. The ability of Federal Reserve to support growth could be undermined by continued problems in the financial sector, including turmoil in government bond yields, that clog the transmission mechanism from monetary stimulus to higher real output. (Translation: Quantitative Easing is not the answer long term

and one round was too much.) The private sector’s ability to take up the baton of economic growth is undermined by remaining imbalances in U.S. household finances. U.S. households can no longer rely on exorbitant house price gains to finance their retirement. So far they have raised their savings only moderately, but the experience of other countries following banking crises suggests that a sharp rise is likely. (More saving means less spending and 70-percent of the economy is based on consumer spending.) There are also concerns over the outlook for the U.S. jobs market, which is weaker than would normally be expected at this stage in the recovery cycle. Before the financial crisis, house prices had risen well above sustainable levels and a correction has been underway. This has been and will continue to be a drag on households’ willingness to spend and on construction. Corporate and household bankruptcies will also continue to rise, given the overhang of financial difficulties. That will hit banks, which are have not made sufficient provisions, and will in any case have to reduce their balance sheets substantially. Stimulus has boosted private sector demand sufficiently to maintain positive growth even after the withdrawal of stimulus, although the economy is still likely to experience a slowdown in 2011 subject to the result of “tax compromise”. With continued doubts over the resilience of demand, there is a probability that the fading of stimulus will result in a much deeper downturn. The longer the government continues to stimulate the economy the longer and deeper the coming downturn will be. Growth, pending the “tax compromise” final result, will weaken moderately in 2011 as stimulus is wound down. The risk is of a deeper downturn including renewed contraction following the conclusion of the stimulus. A new wave of financial crises will take out the companies weakened by the earlier downturn; companies that had barely survived the initial recession will fail. Just my honest opinion. Marc Abear Meredith

Railroad corridors are already in place, take advantage of them To the editor, Several weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning the unnecessary spending of two million dollars wasted in looking at train service in New Hampshire. I am sure that the average person knows about eminent domain, you know, the government taking what they want and to hell with the person that they are taking away from. You did not print that letter, but I see that WINTHROP BUSWELL has written something similar, so maybe now you will pay attention? I pointed out to you that the railroad corridors are already in place, so why waste the money looking at something already there? I also pointed out the fact

that the airlines, that the tax payers bailed out after 9/11, owned the railways, being smart enough to acquire them to keep competition down on the transportation situation. I also pointed out that the government “of the people, by the people” could enact a program like FDR and there would be NO MORE unemployed people who would rather work than be given a handout. The Democrats lost the perfect opportunity of putting people back to work and saving themselves a lot of heartache at the polls. I for one, will be welcoming Mr. Buswell back from China and hoping he continues to support the rails. Bev Buker Gilford


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LETTERS Thanks to so many, Altursa Festival of Trees was a glittering success To the editor, Thanks to the overwhelming response from the Lakes Region, the 15th Annual Altrusa Festival of Trees was a glittering success. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the enchanting forest of gaily decorated trees, sampled cookies and cider, bought raffle tickets, and browsed in The Noel Shoppe. Thanks to our amazing local sponsors: the Hale Family, owners of the Waukewan Golf Club, ELAN Publishing, Cross Insurance, The Country Carriage, Overhead Doors, Lamprey & Lamprey, and Lovering Volvo. Thanks to our local restaurants for donating the tasty menu sampler for the Silent Auction Gala event: Mame’s Restaurant, Kevin’s Café, Canoe, Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, The Bob House, and T-Bones/

Cactus Jack’s Restaurant. Thanks to our fantastic volunteer team and their understanding families, to our visitors and friends, guests at the sold out Silent Auction Gala, to the children and their favorite adults who came to “A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree” story times, The Noel Shoppe artisans and designers and most of all to the generosity of those who purchased raffle tickets. Looking back over the 15 year history of the Festival of Trees, the Altrusa Club of Meredith is proud to be Leaders in Service to our community, making a difference in the lives of so many. Proceeds will benefit the local area Christmas funds, food pantries, and other Altrusa initiatives. The Altrusa Club of Meredith

Sale at Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop lasts until Dec. 30 To the editor, On behalf of the Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry and the Gilmanton School, we would like to say thank you to all those who made donations of food, contributed money or gave of their time and energy to put together the Thanksgiving food baskets. With the generous support of many from Gilmanton and from surrounding towns, we were able to help many families have a very happy Thanksgiving day. We will be putting together food baskets for the Christmas holiday soon. We are again asking for your donations of non-perishable food items. If you wish to make a donation of money to help with the purchase of the perishable items that are put in the baskets, please contact one of the people below. Your donation items may be brought to the Gilmanton School, the Gilmanton Town Offices/Academy Building and of course the new GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop located in the Iron Works next to the church. The GCC Food Pantry and the school will again this year be teaming up to do the ADOPT -A -CHILD program. This program helps families in need with gifts for their children by having you “adopt” a child or an entire family and purchase the gifts

on their wishlist. If you would like to donate funds for this project, instead of actually purchasing items, please call Jane Sisti at 364-7437. The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift shop will be having its first SALE running through to the end of December. All RED & GREEN barbed items will be 50-percent OFF. The thrift shop is now open for business at our new location at 1817 NH RT 140, Gilmanton Iron Works which is two doors over from the Gilmanton Community Church. We have parking available in the church parking lot. We have a large selection of clothing and wearable accessories for the entire family and we are open to the public on Monday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This year with so many families in need of assistance we hope that you will be able to help us spread the Christmas cheer in our community. If you wish to make a donation of money or if you have any questions regarding either of the above programs or you are a family in need of assistance, please contact either Jane Sisti, GCC Food Pantry at 364-7437 or Katie McEntee, Gilmanton School at 3645681. Jane Sisti & Katie McEntee Gilmanton

Unfortunately, Christmas has gotten out of hand, too commercialized To the editor, There is a song entitled “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” which refers to Christmas. It is a wonderful time of the year but for some folks, it is a very sad time of the year. Memories of someone that has died this passed year, a mother, father, son, daughter, or friend that is no longer with us. I am not a religious person but I think we need to remember that without Christ there would be no Christmas. It’s wonderful to see all the deco-

rations and listen to the Christmas songs. Unfortunately, Christmas has gotten out of hand and is too commercialized now especially when the decorations start coming out in August! Forget Thanksgiving. To those families that have lost someone this year, my deepest sympathy. I also lost a dear friend this year. Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year to all. Barbara J. Perry Moultonborough

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PLYMOUTH — The Tenney Mountain ski area was sold for $500,000 at a foreclosure auction to a New York City investment company Thursday, and the firm’s general counsel says it has about six potential buyers showing interest in opening up the mountain to skiers again. The Plymouth mountain failed to open this year, with financial troubles resulting in a combined $200,000 in unpaid back taxes between the 445-acre ski area and two vacant properties nearby. Thursday, Mitch Kulick, general counsel for Iroquois Capital, an investor in the resort, was the only bidder at three separate auctions for the properties. Ross Finn, the Newton, Mass.-based auctioneer, attributed the lack of bidders to the economy, calling it a “sign of the times.” Along with $500,000 for the ski area, part of which spills over into neighboring Groton, Kulick was awarded bids of $100,000 and $250,000 for the adjacent 40-acre and 385-acre properties. Kulick said the potential buyers he had spoken with expressed interest in buying all three properties in a package deal, possibly turning the vacant land into residential communities. Kulick said some hoped to reopen the ski area as early as next winter. The auction for the ski area took place inside the empty lodge, with employees and residents present. “We were hoping for good news, but we’re not sure what kind of news it is,” said Debi Byers, who was the resort’s operations director. Byers and her husband, Dennis, a mountain manager, have worked at Tenney for more than 20 years. Four of their five daughters grew up working at the from preceding page majority owner was Harold E. Smith III, who owned the property and is listed as “manager” on the registration documents filed with the New Hampshire Secretary of State. Mark Smith, who is no relation to Harold, was also a partner. Erik True told the Concord Monitor at the time that the partners shared $7-million in start-up costs. Meanwhile, the town received a community development block grant of $500,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program, which took the form of a loan from the Belknap County Economic Development Council to Lakes Region Pellets, LLC for the purchase of equipment. True expected to employ 25 people at the plant, which he projected would foster a need for up to 150 loggers and truckers. He said

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Small drone flown by Mexican police crash lands over the border in El Paso

EL PASO (AP) — A small drone used by Mexican federal police was flying in its country’s airspace before malfunctioning, forcing controllers to crash it across the Texas border in El Paso, a Mexican government official told The Associated Press Friday. The unmanned aircraft was on routine patrol before it crashed Tuesday night in an El Paso yard, said the Mexican government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue. No one was injured when the drone landed behind a house in a former agricultural area near the border, authorities said. The neighborhood is separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande, floodlights, the 15to 18-foot tall border fence, a chain-link fence, a line of poles with surveillance cameras and a highway, the El Paso Times reported. WARD BIRD from page one All along Bird and his growing list of supporters have contended he was protecting his Mouultonborough property from a trespasser. In their petition, legislators also cite Article 2-a of the New Hampshire Constitution that says “all persons have a right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state.” State Department of Justice Investigative paralegal Audrey Blodgett confirmed yesterday that she has received a petition for a pardon from Bird. But even if Lynch and the Executive Council were inclined to grant Bird’s pardon, Blodgett said it is unlikely that it would happen before Christmas. “The governor had a good meeting with the speaker,” said Lynch’s Press Secretary Colin Manning. But there is a process that ensures fairness, due process and public safety and it’s important to follow that process.” Blodgett said, in all petitions for pardons, she prepares a package for the governor and council to review.

Border Patrol agent Ramiro Cordero said that after someone found the drone, authorities removed it so they could examine it, and later returned it to Mexican officials at one of the international bridges. “It was small enough to carry it,” Cordero told the AP on Friday. The drone was a mini orbiter unmanned aerial vehicle made by Aeronautics Defense Systems, said Keith Holloway, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board. The aircraft weighs about 15 to 44 pounds and has a wingspan of 7 feet to 12 feet depending on the model, according to the company’s website. The mini drone can fly up to 80 mph and can stay in the air up to seven hours. Holloway said that none of NTSB’s investigators went to the scene but that the agency has obtained

information and will investigate what caused the crash. U.S. Customs and Border Protection referred inquiries about the incident to the NTSB or Mexico’s government. Vincent Perez, spokesman for U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, said Friday that the congressman’s office was awaiting more information about the incident. He said Reyes was notified Thursday after asking the Department of Homeland Security about media reports of the drone. Reyes, a former chief of the Border Patrol’s El Paso sector, chairs the House Select Committee on Intelligence.

In it are statements from the prosecutor, the judge, and the superintendent of the Carroll County Jail. She said the prosecutor will contact the victims and the N.H. State Police will perform a criminal records check. She said she also will prepare a case summary that includes the indictment and the sentence. In Bird’s case, both the arresting officer, current Moultonborough Police Chief Thomas Dawson, and the police chief at the time of the arrest, Scott Kinmond, have authored statements attesting to Bird’s good character. “The unfortunate incident involving Mr. Bird occurred during my tenure as Chief and I submit to you that I have known Mr. Bird for nearly 20 years and have always known him to be a hard-working family man with a wife and four children at home,” wrote Kinmond in a letter dated Nov. 29 to Lynch. Dawson described Bird as a hard-working man who is well respected in the community. “I am absolutely convinced that he is in no way a threat to society or this community,” wrote Dawson on Nov. 30.

He also said he has spoken to Lynch about Bird. Both current chief and former chief agree the sentence does not fit the crime and while acknowledging he was convicted by a jury, both feel Bird should be allowed to live at home and continue to provide for his family. Blodgett said, if granted, a pardon would only eliminate Bird’s jail sentence but would not erase the conviction. She said a “commutation” in New Hampshire law applies to those on death row who can petition to have their sentences commuted to life in prison. Upon receipt of the pardon package, in this case Blodgett said it is about two inches thick, she said the governor and council can either agree to hold a hearing or deny the petition outright. When asked if the governor and the council could skip the hearing, Blodgett said she “has never seen a pardon without a hearing but has seen a denial without a hearing.”

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Jurors will see video but not hear audio of 8-year-old accidentally shooting himself to death with Uzi SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that jurors in the manslaughter trial of a former western Massachusetts police chief won’t hear audio from the most graphic part of a video that shows an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself to death with an Uzi submachine gun. Hampden Superior Court Judge Peter Velis’ ruling came as jury selection resumed in the case of former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose company co-sponsored a 2008 gun fair where Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn., shot himself in the head.

Velis earlier ruled that jurors will see the video, but said Friday that they will not hear the audio portion of the shooting and afterward because it would be too prejudicial against Fleury. Velis said last week that the video and sound “would shock the conscience of any reasonable human being.” The video was taken by Christopher’s father, Dr. Charles Bizilj, and shows the boy losing control of the 9 mm micro Uzi, shooting himself, and Dr. Bizilj dropping the camera amid screams and praying aloud that Christopher is all right, officials say.

Gilford man sent back to serve Police worry about safety of missing Laconia woman previously suspended sentence LACONIA — A Gilford man who pleaded guilty in 2006 for being an accomplice to burglary and witwho can’t feel the cold ness tampering began serving a 3 1/2-to-seven year

LACONIA (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are looking for a 59-year-old Laconia woman with mental challenges who can’t feel the cold and doesn’t believe she needs to be properly dressed to be outside. Police say they started looking for Doreen McLaughlin Thursday afternoon, but they’re not sure when she went missing. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

previously suspended prison sentence this week after being convicted of another crime. Calvin F. Dunn III, 35, of 150 Young Road was found guilty by Judge David O. Huot in Laconia District Court on May 11 of criminal threatening and simple assault after an altercation on Province Road on Nov. 11, 2009. Although he is appealing his recent convictions and has requested a jury trial in Belknap County Superior Court, Asst. County Attorney Carly Ahern said the recent conviction caused her office to seek the imposition of Dunn’s 2006 sentence that stipulated good behavior for five years in exchange for the suspended sentence.

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About 70 potential jurors were told Friday that a graphic video of the shooting would be shown during the trial, and more than a dozen of them indicated that the video may have too much of an emotional effect for them to be impartial. About 19 jurors indicated they had a problem with the trial schedule, which comes amid the holidays. District Attorney William Bennett and Fleury’s lawyer, Rosemary Scapicchio, combined have more than 45 people listed as potential witnesses. Velis said the trial could take one to two weeks. Bennett, who didn’t seek re-election and is scheduled to leave office Jan. 5, will stay on to prosecute Fleury’s case. The judge decided to continue jury selection on Jan. 3. Jury selection began last week but was scrapped after Fleury fell ill and had to be hospitalized. Fleury was discharged Thursday from a Northampton hospital and is now taking medication for a gastrointestinal ailment, Scapicchio said. Fleury, 53, was chief of the Pelham Police Department when the shooting occurred. He went on leave, didn’t return to duty and, Scapicchio said, retired. The town’s select board announced three months after the boy’s death that Fleury was stepping down. Fleury has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and furnishing a weapon to a minor. He has declined to comment. Scapicchio has said Fleury could not have anticipated that a child would die when he co-sponsored the event. The two men who supplied the guns — Carl Giuffre and Domenico Spano, both of Connecticut — had conducted the same gun shoot at the Westfield club for seven years without incident.

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Three of the four founding members of the Winnisquam High School Swim Team, which last weekend competed in its first meet: Shawna Kilcoyne, Rachel and Hannah Willcutt. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

Just 4 deep, WRHS swim team dives into first season BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Six years ago, the Laconia High School Swim Team was formed when Sherri Collis wanted to allow her son David, a dedicated swimmer, and another student to have the chance to compete on a high school team. David is now a senior at Keene State College and a member of the school’s swim team. Collis is still the coach of the team and with help from a pair of assistant coaches leads a team that has grown to 19 members. In addition, Collis has agreed to a request that she coach a group of girls from Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton who want a team of their own, too. The Winnisquam High swim team has four members, all of whom, Collis said, “were club swimmers, hoped to swim in college and hoped to have the high school recognition to carry into college.” The team participated in its first meet last week and is preparing to compete in the Icebreaker Invitational on Sunday, held at the University of New Hampshire. The Winnisquam and Laconia teams practice together at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club. Sisters Rachel and Hannah Wilcutt are two of the founding members of the team. Rachel, a freshman who plays field hockey and softball and splits her winter efforts between swimming and basketball, said she was happy to find room in her schedule for the sport. “I like that it’s a singular sport, a competition against everyone.”

She’ll be swimming the 100-yard breaststroke and 100 fly on Sunday. “We should have more variety of sports, it allows people to expand their personalities and find out what they enjoy, what they want to be.” For Hannah, a junior, she thinks having a school team will add an interesting element which was lacking in the Lakes Region Wavemakers club she’s been swimming with for the past several years. “I think you’ll be more team-oriented, because you’re swimming for your school. You’ll be more competitive.” Hannah will swim the 500 freestyle and the 50 freestyle at Sunday’s meet. Fellow junior Shawna Kilcoyne said, compared to club swimming, the team experience is “more laidback, but I get to work on my technique. It’s a lot more fun, especially since I’m doing it for my school now.” The growth of the Laconia team, which the Winnisquam team hopes to emulate, came from a mix of many different students, said Collis, and today is comprised of experienced and novice swimmers, including band members who don’t play any other sport swimming alongside bona fide jocks. Jasmine Blais, a sophomore, is relatively new to competitive swimming and said she could only “doggie paddle” when she joined the Laconia High swim team. “My friends recommended me to join,” she said, explaining how she got the courage to try out the sport. “If I was going to embarrass myself I see next page


N.H. Attorney General secures indictment against bankrupt Northfield fuel oil company CONCORD — Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced Friday that a Belknap County Grand Jury indicted Kidder Fuels, Inc. of Northfield for violating the Consumer Protection Act. The indictment charges that the company entered into prepaid contracts for the sale of home heating oil to consumers, but that its contracts failed to include “a clear explanation of the means by which the dealer will meet the obligations of the contract for the entire contract period, including supplier agreements, futures contracts, bonding, or a line of credit” as required by New Hampshire law. Kidder Fuels, Inc. sold home heating oil and entered into prepaid contracts with consumers. The company subsequently filed bankruptcy and failed to deliver all of the contracted amounts of oil and failed to refund consumers the money they had prepaid.

Kidder Fuels is owned by Allan and Beverly Kidder. Attorney General Delaney said, “In these economic times, my office urges consumers to be wary of entering into contracts with businesses pursuant to which they prepay significant amounts of money. My office will continue to aggressively pursue those oil companies who do not live up to their obligations to consumers under the law. All oil companies must comply with the law if they choose to engage in the business of entering into prepaid contracts for heating oil.” Consumers who have a complaint against any business may file a complaint electronically by logging onto www.doj.nh.gov/consumer and clicking on “Filing a Consumer Complaint”. Consumers can also call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-468-4454 and request that a complaint form be mailed to them.

LACONIA — As lakes and ponds begin to freeze over, the Fire Department is warning against the dangers of thin ice. “No natural ice is ever 100-percent safe,” said Lieutenant Chris Shipp, “and early winter ice is especially dangerous.” Shipp said that at least four to six inches of clear blue ice is required to safely support one person and stressed that although some water has glazed over, no ice should be considered safe. Shipp said that no one should venture on to ice alone and children should never be on ice without a responsible adult. Shipp also offered advice on what to do if you go through the ice and how to respond when someone else goes through the ice. If you find yourself in the water, he said not to panic, but to turn to face the direction from which you came and place both arms on to the ice as far as you can reach. If the ice breaks, keep reaching until you reach firm ice. Using your

legs, kick as hard as you can and pull yourself out of the water and on to the ice. Do not try to stand right away. Instead roll yourself away from the hole. Once you reach firm ice, retrace your steps back to land and seek shelter in a warm, dry place. If you see someone go through the ice, Shipp said do not approach them to attempt a rescue. “If the ice wouldn’t support them, it won’t support you,” he remarked. Call 911, remain nearby to direct emergency personnel to the scene and to reassure the person that help is on the way while encouraging the victim to try to get out of the water. If you are in a safe, secure location throw something buoyant that will keep the person afloat or push something like a ladder across the ice that will help the victim get out. Once out of the water, the victim should be taken to a warm, dry place and if possible provided with dry clothing.

Laconia Fire Department warns of dangers of thin ice

from preceding page was going to do it in front of my friends.” Scott Compton, Jr., a Laconia freshman, joined the team because he was looking for something to do after the golf season ended. “I just showed up and I’ve loved it ever since,” he said. “Coach is really good, you have a lot of fun when you do it. You don’t really realize that you’re getting a lot of exercise while you’re doing it.” Sophomore Gwen Huot is in her second year on the Laconia swim team. “Last year, I was afraid of my ability,” she said, noting that she wasn’t always sure that she would reach the other side of the pool when she jumped in. “This year I am a lot more comfortable.”

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A self-confessed “band geek,” Huot said swimming is her only sport, and finds that her music and swimming complement each other. A clarinetist, she finds she’s got better breath control during the swim season and as a swimmer who competes in the 500 — the longest event — she uses her musical memory to maintain a steady rhythm in the pool. Collis sees the growth of swimming in local high schools as a great thing, especially since she sees many students who had never learned how to swim properly. It’s a life-long pursuit which offers excellent exercise at any age, and one which she sees as an important part of enjoying the region’s benefits. “We live in the Lakes Region, you need to know how to swim.”

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November in the Lakes Region turned cold and the residential home sales turned a little cold, too! But not frigid. There were 63 homes sold in the towns in this report at an average price of $365,623 compared to 72 last November at an average of $411,124. Most of the sales, 54-percent, continue to be under the $200,000 mark. On a rolling twelve month basis ending November 30, we have had 782 home sales at an average price of $314,574 compared to 708 sales with an average of $298,169 for the 12 months ending November 30, 2009. That puts us up 10.5-percent on the total number of sales and up 5.5-percent on the average sales price for that 12 month period. That’s a whole lot to be happy about this holiday season and maybe this trend will continue into the coming new year. Jen Serrano, the outgoing president of our Lakes Region Board of Realtors sent me this real estate Christmas carol that she wrote and sang for everyone at the December monthly realtor meeting. See, it not just me that’s a little whacky… Jingle Bells (the real estate version) by Jen Ser-

rano Verse 1 Dashing through the snow, To show my listing one more time I pray they’re pre-approved An offer would be fine The listing’s getting stale, I’ve had it for a year The seller is so mad at me I hope that he’s not here! Chorus OH! I hope it sells I hope it sells Oh, let it be today My bank account is getting low, and I have bills to pay! I hope it sells I hope it sells Oh, let it be today see next page

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$220,000 of WLNH Children’s Auction proceeds will be immediately distributed to local organizations GILFORD — 98.3 LNH radio has announced that due to the extreme generosity and outpouring of support from Lakes Region community members and businesses, the 2010 WLNH Children’s Auction has again raised a record breaking amount of money for local children in need, $283,808! “Applications have been reviewed and the WLNH Children’s Auction is pleased to announce that beginning on Monday, $220,000 will be given to local organizations that help children in need during the holidays as well as throughout the year,” said General Manager Jim Adams. In January 2011, the remaining funds will be distributed. As of Wednesday December 22, $220,000 will be in the hands of the following Lakes Region organizations: St. Vincent de Paul Children’s Foundation, Lakes Region Child Care Services, Health First Family Care Center of Franklin, Baby Threads, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Central NH VNA & Hospice Young Family Program, Child and Family Services, Project E.X.T.R.A!, Mrs. Santa Fund of the Alton, Inter-Lakes

from preceding page My bank account is getting low, and I have bills to pay! Verse 2 A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride With my buyer clients Seated by my side We saw forty-seven homes, They didn’t like a one We stepped into a foreclosure and then the deal was done! Repeat Chorus

Christmas Fund, Laconia Police Relief Association Family Fund, TiltonNorthfield Sanbornton Santa Fund, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Open Arms Outreach, Gilford Police Relief Association, Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region and the Salvation Army will receive gift cards to local business in December 2011 for their giving trees. Since the creation of the WLNH Children’s Auction in 1982, over $2-million dollars has been raised and distributed amongst local organizations that assist needy children and their families. 98.3 LNH is owned by Nassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P. a privately held firm in Princeton, New Jersey. Nassau owns and/or operates 45 radio stations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. The WLNH Children’s Auction is a 501(3) C organization with 100-percent of money raised staying in the Lakes Region. For more information, log on to www.WLNH.com.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night… Log on to my blog at www.lakesregionrealestatenews.com for more information on these and other sales. Leave me your thoughts on this report or the real estate market in general. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® for Roche Realty Group, at 97 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith and can be reached at 677-8420. Data was compiled as of 12/13/10 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System.

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LRGHealthcare’s Reach Out & Read program receives more than $600 in books LACONIA — LRGHealthcare has received more than $600 in free children’s books from Usborne Books to benefit the Reach Out & Read program, which distributes free books to local children at their wellness exams at local provider offices. LRGHealthcare employees purchased more than $1200 in children’s books during a recent book sale. Fifty percent of the total sales amount qualified for free Usborne and Kane-Miller Children’s Books from Educational Development Corporation to benefit the Reach Out and Read program. Carol Varney of Belmont, an Independent Marketing Supervisor with Educational Development Corporation, organized and staffed the book fair. “EDC is the US trade publisher of award-winning Usborne Children’s Books from the United Kingdom, and Kane-Miller books by authors from around the world,” she said. “This allows us to offer one of the most creative and original books lines in the U.S.” Adding to that is a generous return of free books, cash, or a combination of both to organizations hosting book fairs. “We do all the work and all we ask is that the organization, which can be a school, library, or business, provide the space and help market the book fair internally.” Darcy Peary of LRGHealthcare was instrumental in getting the word out to the LRGHealthcare employees with posters and signs placed throughout the hospital, as well as a link to a concurrent Usborne Books & More E-Fair so that orders could also be placed online and credited to the book fair. In addition to book fairs, organizations can receive matching grants from Educational Development Corporation. “Through our Literacy for a Lifetime

Pictured from left to right are Carol Varney of Belmont, an independent marketing supervisor with Educational Development Corporation; Darcy Peary, LRGHealthcare Volunteer Services Coordinator, who helped organize the book fair and Karen Davis, LRGHealthcare RN and founder of the LRGHealthcare Reach out and Read program. (Courtesy photo)

program, organizations using donations or grants to purchase $200 or more in Usborne books receive a

50 percent match in free books from EDC,” explained see next page


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from preceding page LRGHealthcare Reach Out & Read program receive donations for the purchase of children’s books, EDC will provide more free books through this match.” Schools, libraries and youth organizations can also host Usborne “Reach for the Stars” pledge-based reading incentive programs where 100 percent of the proceeds are returned to the organization and participants. The participants receive half of their pledges back in free Usborne Books and the organization receives the other half in free books, cash or a combination. For more information on Usborne Books & More, call Varney at 630-0449 or visit www.UsborneBooksToGo.com.

Candlelight vigil in Laconia will mark National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on Tuesday LACONIA — Tuesday, December 21, the longest night of this year – officially, the first day of winter, will begin with a “candlelight” vigil at Veteran’s Square, downtown at 5 p.m. . The vigil is coordinated by New Hampshire Catholic Charities. Individuals will be remembered who died while homeless or recently housed over the past year. The annual memorial observation is now a tradition among Laconia area faith communities and

community service providers and is held in conjunction with the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day traditionally held on December 21st — the longest night of the year. Laconia is one of more than 150 cities nationwide to observe the memorial. To learn more about the face of homelessness or to make a difference, please contact Leonard Campbell, Parish and Community Services coordinator, 528-3035 or www.nh-cc.org.

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By Holiday Mathis that you can communicate well in this circle. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can’t see how wonderful you’ll be. You can only see the example that others set -- right for them, but you’re not like them. You’ll be magnificent in your own unique way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have so many activities going on at once that it will be challenging to know on what to concentrate. Generally, you like this kind of colorful hubbub, and today is no different. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Taking responsibility is certainly a step for evolved humans. However, blaming yourself for everything is immobilizing. Sometimes you have to shrug something off so that you can move on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A small social gesture will have a much bigger impact than you expect it to have. But since you don’t know what gesture this will be, you approach everyone you meet with kindness and compassion. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This is no time to split the difference, meet someone halfway or stay in the middle of the road. Go to the edge. That’s where you can look out at all the possibilities. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 18). You’ll build something beautiful in 2011. If you also have a plan to maintain it, you will be truly happy. Friends and family delight you, and you’ll laugh together in December and January. Change your financial plan in March. Bonus money comes in May. August sees you going somewhere special with a loved one. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 14, 39, 7 and 19.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). It seems you have piles of work while those around you have stretches of leisure. You saw what needed to be done and took responsibility. There’s no reason you can’t reassign tasks to the next pair of idle hands you see. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You endure the exercise so that you will have the muscle strength. This is true on an emotional level today. In a relationship, sometimes you must quietly put up with someone’s grumpiness in order to generally get along. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ve skipped some of your reading time in favor of other work, and now it benefits you to try to make up for it. Escaping into a book expands your thinking in magical ways. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some goals just can’t be accomplished in a year or even in five years. But don’t give up before you get to the goal. If you believe in it, it will happen. It’s your belief that makes it so. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Instead of going for perfection in one particular form, explore your potential by pushing forward in whatever areas seem pliable to your touch. Your perfection comes in a form that no one has seen yet, not even you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re not completely understanding someone’s contribution to a project, but you can tell there’s a definite thought process behind it. Anyway, it’s too soon to put the kibosh on it. Wait and watch. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll have contact with a group that has an entirely different set of manners and customs from the ones you were brought up with. Learn all you can so

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2010. There are 13 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward. On this date: In 1787, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1892, Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker” publicly premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1940, Adolf Hitler ordered secret preparations for Nazi Germany to invade the Soviet Union. In 1944, in a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also said undeniably loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not continue to be detained. In 1957, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first public, fullscale commercial nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went on line. In 1958, the world’s first communications satellite, SCORE (Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment), nicknamed “Chatterbox,” was launched by the United States aboard an Atlas rocket. In 1969, Britain’s House of Lords joined the House of Commons in making permanent a 1965 ban on the death penalty for cases of murder. In 1972, the United States began heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets during the Vietnam War. One year ago: The infamous iron sign bearing the Nazis’ cynical slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Sets You Free”) that spanned the main entrance to the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland was stolen. (The sign was later recovered and several suspects arrested.) Jon and Kate Gosselin officially divorced after 10 years of marriage, eight children and a year of tabloid headlines. Today’s Birthdays: Television writerproducer Hal Kanter is 92. Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark is 83. Actor Roger Smith is 78. Blues musician Lonnie Brooks is 77. Actor Roger Mosley is 72. Rock singer-musician Keith Richards is 67. Writer-director Alan Rudolph is 67. Movie producer-director Steven Spielberg is 64. Movie reviewer Leonard Maltin is 60. Rock musician Elliot Easton is 57. Actor Ray Liotta is 55. Comedian Ron White is 54. Actor Brad Pitt is 47. Professional wrestler-turned-actor “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is 46. Actor Shawn Christian is 45. Actress Rachel Griffiths is 42. Singer Alejandro Sanz is 42. Country/rap singer Cowboy Troy is 40. Rapper DMX is 40. DJ Lethal is 38. Actress Katie Holmes is 32. Singer Christina Aguilera is 30. Christian rock musician Dave Luetkenhoelter is 28.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Free “A Christmas Story” concert at Our Lady of Grace Chapel (Rte. 3-A) in Bristol. 7.p.m. Featuring the Chapel Singers. The same program was performed by the singers last year at the La Salette Shrine in Enfield. Refreshments in the lower church following the concert. Donations for refreshments will be appreciated. Gift wrapping expertise in return for a donation to the Altrusa Club of Laconia. 8 a.m. to noon at the Gilford office of Franklin Savings Bank, 11 Sawmill Road, next to the Marriott Hotel. Sant Bani School theatre department production of “The Butterfingers Angel”. 7 p.m. at the school in Sanbornton. $5 admission. $2 for students and seniors. Advance reservations at 934-4240. A Christmas Celebration for Kids at LifeQuest Church in Laconia. 10 a.m. to noon. A presentation of the story of Christ’s birth, singing of carols, screening of the movie “Martin the Cobbler” and an appearance by “JJ”, a ventriloquism puppet. Refreshments will be served. The “Wash Their Hands, Save Their Lives” campaign will be accepting soap donations at Heath’s Supermarket in Center Harbor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Inter-Lakes High School freshmen Hayley Roth, Spencer Perreault and John Findlay will volunteer their time collecting soap, which will be sent to Haiti in the coming weeks to help stop the spread of cholera. More information about this campaign can be found at www.lakesregionspirit.com/soapforhaiti. A staged reading of “A New Christmas Carol” at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 2 p.m. matinee and another performance at 7 p.m. A minimum donation of $5 is requested for admission. For tickets call 366-7377. Spaghetti dinner at the Community Church in Gilmanton Iron Works hosted by Miranda Bushnell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bushnell. 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will be used to fund Miranda’s participation in the People to People Ambassord Program. $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for kids 6-12. ($25 maximum for immediate families.) Uncle Steve Band concert to benefit the N.H. Food Bank. 7:30 p.m. at The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol. Free admission but attendees are requested to bring some warm clothing in good condition that can be donated to Bristol Community Services. In addition, 20-percent of each purchase of homemade fudge will be donated to the food bank. For more information call visit www.TheMillFudgeFactory.com. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 6 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at mark@trinitytilton.org. Al-Anon Meeting at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. in the first floor conference room each Saturday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 Cookie walk to benefit the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Laconia) “A Joyful Noise” handbell choir. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $6 for two dozen and $10 for four dozen. Choral music offered by the Congregational Church of Sanbornton. 10 a.m. service. The Senior Choir, under the direction of Minister of Music Dennis Akerman, will present “Magnificat” by A. Herbert Brewer. “Christmas in the Village” concert by the Gilford Community Band. 3 p.m. in the high school Performing Arts Center. Choral groups from the local schools will be participating.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My husband and I each have our own profiles on Facebook, and we are “friends,” so we can see each other’s profiles. Several weeks ago, I noticed that he had deleted all pictures of me from his photo album. When I asked him about it, he said it was “accidental.” I asked him to put at least one photo of me back on there, and he said he would, but so far, he hasn’t. His profile photo on this site is our wedding picture with my face cropped out. Coincidentally, his friends have been inviting him more frequently to events that do not include me (although I notice that on occasion some of the other wives are there). The last event they had, they made sure to invite our dog but not me. Am I right to feel hurt? Should I be suspicious? -- Worried Dear Worried: Let’s see. Your husband has deleted your photo from his networking site and cropped you out of his wedding picture. His friends exclude you from events where other wives are present. They’d rather socialize with your dog than you. Suspicious? You bet. Your husband is clearly telling you something about the state of your relationship, and it isn’t good. Ask him to go with you for counseling to figure out how best to handle this. Dear Annie: I am wondering whether I should continue to gift my daughter-in-law at Christmas. A year ago, “Laurie” informed me that she was contemplating a divorce for a variety of reasons. Laurie and my son have three children. Her father paid for the children’s private school education, and he is now covering the oldest child’s college tuition. In turn, for the past 25 years, I have contributed more than $10,000 annually for their living expenses, most recently paying off their home mortgage of $224,000.

Laurie and I used to get along, but since her announcement about the potential divorce, she has stopped corresponding with me, with the exception of two e-mails in which she excoriated my son. In spite of her complaints, I’m sure their problems are not entirely his fault. Laurie has her own issues. However, because she is taking out her marital unhappiness on me, I do not feel inclined to gift her at Christmastime. I usually give each of them $500. Would I be wrong to eliminate her as a recipient? My husband says “peace at any price” and thinks we should overlook her bad behavior. What do you think? -- To Gift or Not To Gift Dear Gift: Laurie is the mother of your grandchildren and, until she actually goes through with a divorce, is still your daughter-in-law. You have accustomed her to your largesse, and if you cut her off now, she is not likely to take it well. You certainly don’t owe her (or anyone) such a generous gift, but she is a member of your family and should be treated as any other. Keep in mind that she and your son could reconcile, and your treatment of her will not be forgotten. Instead, see what you can do to improve your relationship. Dear Annie: This is for “Anxiously Awaiting,” who had an elective bilateral mastectomy and her husband still won’t look at her naked. My wife of 42 years is a survivor of breast cancer. After the radical mastectomy, she, too, wondered if I would ever again look at her in the nude. My answer was to remind her of our marriage vows: “In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.” I said we need to add “in pieces and in parts.” I asked her, “Would you leave me if I lost a leg in an accident?” She said, “No.” I didn’t marry her for breasts. She also has a heart condition, lung scarring and lupus. I love her anyway. At least she’s here. -- In Pieces and In Love

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$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 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. GILFORD one bedrm apt. $850/ month everything included. Contact Sara Mon-Fri 6:00am- 2:00pm for appointment 293-8400 or leave a message after 2pm. at 455-0461. Gilford Room. Feel at home in premier location close to village, schools, shopping, lake, Gunstock with beach access. $500 month includes utilities, heat, internet, beach, no smoking. 520-6160 Laconia 2 bedroom apartment. Heat included. Garage parking, no smokers/dogs, near downtown

Give Yourself a True Gift with Affordable Housing Get your name on our waiting list at PRINCE HAVEN or HILLSIDE APARTMENTS All utilities included

Plymouth/Meredith, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at www.hodgescompanies.com Housing@hodgescompanies.com

40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent


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For Rent

For Rent

For Rent-Vacation

For Sale

Help Wanted

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.

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.

MODULAR Home in 55+ park, Englewood, Florida. Three bedrooms, large Florida room, near Gulf beaches and golf courses. Available months of February, April and May. $1,800/Month. Call 603-724-1985

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.

ADVERTISING Sales for tourism publication, must have solid ad sales experience. Lakes Region, North Conway to Canadian Border. Commission only. Resume and references required. (603)356-7011.

LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $210/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

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!!

LACONIA: 1BR, new carpets, parking, no pets, $140/ week + utilities, security, Sec 8, 387-6810. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, heat/hot water included. Private entrance. No smoking/ pets. References and security. 524-0329. LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163 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-Lake view 4 room-2 bedroom 1 bath. Includes snow removal, trash removal & landscaping, 2-car off-street parking, washer/dryer, partial heat. No pets. $200/week. References & credit check a must. 1st week in advance & 4 week security deposit. Leave message for Bob. 781-283-0783. MEREDITH convenient to downtown, 2 bedroom, small neat & clean unit. Washer/dryer on-site, no smoking, no dogs, $775 plus utilities. 279-4376. MEREDITH: 2-Bedroom House, 3/4 bath, washer/dryer hookup, oil FHW. $900/month. 279-8247, Jim. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

For Rent-Commercial LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $625/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662.

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.

SECOND floor of duplex, close to downtown Laconia. 5 rms, 2BR, pantry + W/D hookup in basement. $875 incl Heat. First month + security, References required. Call 455-8762. SPACIOUS 1 bedroom apartment, within walking distance to LRGH facilities. Heat/Hot Water, Washer/dryer hook-up, Private parking. NO SMOKERS OR PETS. References and security deposit required. $750/month. 279-1080 leave message. TILTON- 3 Bedroom house, 2-car garage; near Exit 20. $1,500/Month + utilities & security. 626-5000 TILTON-REMODELED 1 bedroom apartment. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 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.

For Rent-Vacation NEED a vacation? Waterfront Marco Island Condo Specials available now. (Perfect Xmas gift) Owner 603-393-7077.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN A BRAND NEW HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR?

** LOCHMERE MEADOWS** Brand New Construction Tilton, NH Spacious 2, Bedroom Units 2 BR HC Accessible Units Available Heat & Hot Water Included in rent WD Hookups, Storage.. And much ,much, more!!! Income Restrictions Apply Rent based on 30% of Households Income Credit, Criminal, & Landlord Checks No Pets Allowed CONTACT US TODAY! 1-800-742-4686 The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301

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MEADOWBROOK Inner Circle Membership 2011 Season, cost $300, sell $150. Great Christmas present! Call 630-2440. NATURAL wood kitchen hutch, one drawer with two door storage, 50” high by 23.5” wide and 17” deep. $150. 253-6815

NORTHFIELD

NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

KITCHEN cabinets solid Maple with glazing never installed/ dovetail. Cost $7000, sell $1650. 235-1695.

PLOW- 9 ft. Minute Mount. New cylinders, no rot. $750. Stainless sander $650. 603-556-8061 after 5 pm. 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 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 2008 Dodge Caravan- Showroom condition under, 6,000 miles. Asking $13,500. Can be seen at 72 Stark St. Laconia. Call 630-9901 Linda or 387-2276 Garey 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 7 foot plush sofa, like new, chocolate microfiber, scotchguard, $200. 267-0977 BRAND new 18.5 cu. ft. Frigidaire refrigerator $350, 150,000 btu master heater K1 with thermostat $75, toolbox fits small pickup $40. Tonneau cover fits small pickup $75, chrome rollbar with lights $50. 286-3174 Complete Hensley Towing Hitch with operating manual. 10,000 lb. capacity, good condition. $325. 603-524-8860 DRY firewood, 80% Red Oak, $275/ cord, delivered within 20 mile radius of Moultonborough. 236-6749. DRY firewood, cut, split delivered, $265/ cord, green $200/ cord, will do half cords, John Peverly 528-2803 and no calls after 8 pm. FIREWOOD- Hard, easy self serve. Oversized 1/8 cords $25 + free soft wood. 18 Arlene Dr. Belmont, off Union Rd, 1 mile from Piches. FISHER used plow 7 ft. Complete hydraulics, lights, push rods. Off 1989 Chevy pickup. You haul away. $700. 536-2489 Generac 5000 Watt Generator. 10 HP motor, new $600, now $300. Call 267-1935 JAZZY 600 Power Chair, wheeled walker w/seat and brakes. All in excellent condition. Call 934-5671. BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $950, sell Queen $285, Full $260, King $395. 431-0999 BEDROOM set brand new 6 pce solid cherry Sleigh bed, all dovetail sacrifice $750. 427-2001 NORDICTRACK Elliptical: $150.

COME join our fun, fast paced ful fillment center! We are a local Internet company looking for motivated individuals to pack and ship orders! Positive attitude and strong work ethics a must. This position does involve some heavy lifting. These are full-time positions that require weekend availability. Please forward resumes to: Big Cat Coffees 72 Primrose Dr. S Laconia, NH 03246 Phone calls or walk-ins WILL NOT be accepted! Online applications available at http://www.bigcatcoffees.com/careers.cfm.

SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS Substitute positions available with Rural Transportation Program providing transit services for older adults in the Lakes Region including the greater Laconia, Meredith, Belmont, and Franklin areas. Flexible hours. Experience driving 18 passenger vehicle. New Hampshire commercial drivers license required (CDL-C) or (CDL-B) with passenger endorsement, DOT medical card and excellent driving record. Substitute positions may cover more than one area. Contact Kris Bregler, Assistant Director of Elder Services at 225-3295. Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted

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: Denise Littlefield (603) 679-2232 hr@strathamtire.com Maintenance Person- Must have knowledge of light plumbing, remodeling, painting, light electrical & carpentry. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and shovel snow. Customer service background helpful. Valid NH drivers license, vehicle with insurance and background check required. Must work Sundays. Fax resume to 603-366-4879 or e-mail to manager@vwtoa.com No calls please.

Seeking highly motivated people to join my Pampered Chef team. High earning potential! Call 496-0762.

Furniture BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 MED-LIFT recliner, Brand new less than 6 mos. Cost $1600, sell for $800. 293-2026. PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $239. 603-524-1430. Studio/ Platform Bed w/Mattress: T-$295, F-$350, Q-$400. 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.

Earn a Season Pass

By providing Exceptional Service Gunstock Mountain Resort is looking for engaging people who have an interest in exceptional service. Greet Guests, assist Guests in finding their way around the resort, and have fun engaging guests in exchange for Skiing and Riding privileges and resort discounts. Weekends & holidays required. Must be willing to work outdoors.

For more information please contact Jake Jacobsen at 603-737-4319


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CALENDAR from page 19

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20 Pinochle game the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia. 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Guy Haas at 279-2230. Overeater’s Anonymous meeting. 7 p.m. each Monday night at the Congregational Church of Laconia Parish Hall (Veterans Square). Weight Watchers meetings. Noon and 5:15 p.m. at the Opechee Park Clubhouse in Laconia. Support group meeting for those who are separated or divorced. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Experience compassion, sharing and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. You are welcome. For information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Parish of Blessed Andre Bessette Respect Life Committee meeting. 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Gym in Laconia, front room. Public welcome. For more information call 528-2326 or 524-8335.

Laconia Savings Bank gives $10,000 to NH Food Bank MANCHESTER — Laconia Savings Bank (LSB) has donated $10,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank as part of their Feeding NH Food Drive. “We are extremely grateful to LSB for their generous donation that will give us a boost during our busy holiday season,” stated Melanie Gosselin, executive director at the New Hampshire Food Bank. “The continued support that we receive proves that Laconia Savings Bank is dedicated to helping the communities in which they serve and beyond.” Sara Anderson, Director of Development for the N.H. Food Bank; Mark Primeau, President & CEO for LSB’s 19 community Laconia Savings Bank; Melanie Gosselin, Executive Director for the New Hampshire Food Bank. (Couroffices accepted nearly tesy photo) 2,000 non-perishable food items and more than $1,200 in monetary donaweek prior to Thanksgiving. tions. These donations were delivered to 17 local The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of food pantries throughout the Granite State the see next page

Help Wanted

Instruction

Roommate Wanted

Services

Services

Services

Textile Weaving Loom Operator

New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 998-1419

ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $140/wk. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 524-1976

PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING

LOW PRICE ~ QUALITY WORK

NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361 Before 2pm.

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.

Motorcycles

Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

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

Personals SINGLE white male seeks single white female, 40-60. Please call 733-8387.

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:

• Medical Coder- Full-Time. Exp. With E/M, Emergency Medicine and Outpatient coding preferred. Knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology & Medical Terminology pref. CCS or CPC or equivalent credential pref. • OR- RN- Full-Time. 40 HR/WK with Rotating Call; OR Experience, minimum 1 yr. preferred; ACLS, BLS & PALS with 3 months. • Housekeeper- Part-Time. Wed-Sun 2:30-7pm at Merriman House. Routine cleaning of patient rooms. • Rehab Services- Per Diem. Min Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, prev inpatient exp pref. Wknd & wkday coverage. • Controller- Full-Time. Resp. for all financial reporting, GL maintenance, A/P, A/R, Charge Master & external reporting. Degree in Accounting, pref. CPA, plus 5 yrs full financial reporting required. Must have exp in: Electronic Accounting Applications (pref CPSI); cost based reimbursement; accounting for payroll & benefits w/working knowledge of regulatory requirements; 3rd party & regulatory payors w/familiarity with regulations & contract compliance; demonstrated supervisory exp. • Registration Clerk- Full-Time. Temporary position up to May 2011 Mon-Fri 9:30-6:00 Minimum two years office experience. Familiarity with healthcare billing and diagnostic coding preferred. Computer literate. • Registration Clerk/Switchboard- Full-Time. Temporary position for 12-18 months, Minimum two years office experience. Familiarity with healthcare billing and diagnostic coding preferred. Computer literate. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

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

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531

Responsible Non-smoking adult to share home. Large farmhouse on main road, Meredith. $500/Month. Includes heat, hot water, laundry. 393-0919

Rightway Plumbing and Heating Over 20 Years Experience Fully Insured. License #3647

Call 393-4949

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

MASONRY

Stone & brick, all tyes of masonry. Free estimates. Call John Morris. (603)539-6736.

SEEKING female roommate for Pleasant St. apartment. $450/month. Heat/Hot Water included. Call for details: 566-3831

THE Hungry Painter: Roof Shoveling, Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall repairs. 455-6296.

Services

Small Business Bookeeping Service 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. References available. Arlene Graham 603-520-1705

All Trades Landscaping Construction • Irrigation Excavation • Maintenance Spring and Fall • Clean up's. Free estimates and fully insured

WELDING SERVICES- No job too small. Mobile unit or at shop. 34 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford. 603-293-0378

Snowmobiles

603-524-3969 01 Mountain Cat 600 EFI electric start, reverse, gauges, cargo rack with arctic bags, fuel buddy, runs great, adult-owned, always stored in enclosed trailer 5900 miles. $2,150. Call 520-4318

Meredith Answering Service 24 Hour Answering Service * Low Rates *

603-677-7308

GIVE THE PERFECT GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Give the Mrs. a break from household cleaning and let us do it for her with a gift certificate from D+D’s CLEANING SERVICES Available in any denomination. From 1 room to entire homes.

Free Estimates & Ref Available

CALL DONNA 455-3330

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

SNOWPLOWING MEREDITH AREA Reliable & Insured

Michael Percy

677-2540

01 Yamaha Venture 500- 2-up electric-start, reverse, 2600 miles adult owned runs great. Stored in an enclosed trailer. $2,150. Call 520-4318 2002 MXZ 600 Sport, 1900 miles, recent skis, good shape. $2200. 848-0014.

Storage Space STORE your car-boat-motorcycle or RV in a clean and secure brick building. Low prices. (603)524-1430

Yard Sale INDOOR Porch Sale: Today, 9am-3pm. Route 3/Parade Road on the circle, Meredith.


Business NH magazine rates PSU as one of 5 best large companies to work for in Granite State PLYMOUTH — Business New Hampshire magazine has chosen Plymouth State University as one of the five best large companies to work for in the New Hampshire. PSU is the first-ever educational institution to be included in the “Best Large Companies” ranking. The criteria included employee satisfaction within the workplace, innovative workplace programs, and benefits. Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen said the ranking is a significant achievement. “The selection matters because it is public recognition of the high quality of our community, of our commitment to our students and our region, of our commitment to each other,” Steen said. “People here work actively to make PSU a good place to live and learn, and I’m pleased that their good work is

being acknowledged.” PSU is profiled in the December issue of Business NH Magazine as one of “The Ten Best Companies to Work for in NH – 2010.” Stephen Barba, executive director of University Relations, said the Business New Hampshire ranking reinforces PSU’s exceptional reputation as an employer of choice. “That Plymouth State has been recognized for being a great place to work is no surprise given the great work the faculty and staff get to do here every day,” Barba said. On February 17, 2011, Business NH Magazine will present all of the winners at “Breakfast with the Best,” with up to 500 attendees expected. President Steen will make a presentation to the audience on why PSU is one of the best places to work in NH.

from preceding page New Hampshire Catholic Charities, has been working to relieve hunger since 1984. Their mission is to feed hungry people by soliciting and effectively distributing grocery products, perishable foods, and services through a statewide network of approved agencies; by advocating for systemic change; and by educating the public about the nature of, and solu-

tions to, problems of hunger in New Hampshire. Every year, the Food Bank distributes nearly 6 million pounds of donated surplus food to 405 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, and senior citizen homes. These registered agencies in turn provide the food to an estimated 127,200 different men, women, and children throughout New Hampshire each year.

MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

AT PUBLIC AUCTION January 6, 2011, at 4:00 PM on the premises SINGLE FAMILY HOME 33 RIVER ROAD

TILTON, NH

PER TAX RECORDS: NEW ENGLANDER STYLE HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM, FIREPLACE, FULL BASEMENT WITH OUTSIDE ENTRY, AND DECK MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2280, Page 638 TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale. Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246

AT PUBLIC AUCTION January 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM on the premises SINGLE FAMILY HOME 4 GRANT STREET

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Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park

Lowest Prices Around! Office: (603) 267-8182 Fax: (603) 267-6621 Route 140E, 3 miles on right from Exit 20, off I-93.

Visit: www.nationalmultilist.com For New & Used Listings

Reed Elwell Realtor 158 Union Avenue Laconia NH

(603) 524-6169

Belmont $124,900 Own land- Outstanding double-wide mobile home. 2-3 bedrooms, public water/sewer, single car garage with space for work bench plus an impressive deck! #4035603 Betty Hamel 267-8609

MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

AT PUBLIC AUCTION January 3, 2011, at 2:30 PM on the premises SINGLE FAMILY HOME 40 MOUNTAIN DRIVE

TILTON, NH

PER TAX RECORDS: 2 STORY VICTORIAN STYLE HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, FIREPLACE, HARDWOOD FLOORS, FULL BASEMENT, FINISHED WALKUP ATTIC, WRAP AROUND PORCH, 2 CAR GARAGE AND A DETACHED BARN WITH HEAT ON .93 ACRES OF LAND MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2336, Page 577 TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale. Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246

MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

Laconia Office

AT PUBLIC AUCTION January 3, 2011, at 3:30 PM on the premises SINGLE FAMILY HOME 14 AUBURN CIRCLE

GILFORD, NH

PER TAX RECORDS: CHALET STYLE HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHROOMS, FULL FINISHED ATTIC, DECK AND SHED ON .84 ACRE OF LAND MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2402, Page 222 TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale. Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246

Meredith Office

528-0088 279-7046

www.RocheRealty.com

Stay informed on local real estate trends, area information and more! www.RocheRealty.com/blog

GILFORD, NH

PER TAX RECORDS: CONTEMPORARY CHALET STYLE HOME WITH 2 BEDROOMS, 21⁄4 BATHROOMS, FULL BASEMENT, LARGE WRAP AROUND DECK WITH VIEWS OF WINNIPESAUKEE AND A 1 CAR GARAGE ON .71 ACRE OF LAND MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2321, Page 499 TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale. Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246

LaCoNia

Beach Rights:

LaCoNia

Charming & Spacious 4 BR New Englander, Original HW floors, pocket doors, stained glass windows & tin ceilings. Many upgrades incl. a new gas furnace and HW heater, replacement windows, vinyl siding & stainless steel appliances. Heated garage with a beautiful game room above w/ a gas fP. $139,000 MLS#2832074

LaCoNia

Beach Rights: Extraordinary 2-story home w/ a 2-car heated garage. Deeded access to a beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Totally renovated in 2003, in excellent condition, professionally landscaped, with a great location just a 5 minute walk to indoor/outdoor pools. Includes flex week time share at Summit Resort: Pools, tennis, racquet’s ball, & exercise room. $263,000 MLS# 4017225

BELmoNt

Just listed!

Solid 3 BR home on a beautiful, level, 2.2 acre lot in convenient commuter location. Spacious kitchen / dining area with a slider leading out to a large deck, unfinished walk-out basement with lots of potential, drive under garage as well as a newer detached one car garage. This home has a newer heating system and roof. $165,000 MLS# 4037030

fantastic well-established Laconia neighborhood with rights to the beautiful Lakewood Beach on Lake Winnisquam within walking distance. Picture perfect, charming and very comfortable 4 BR Cape Cod style home with wonderful curb appeal and lake views. features include 2 fireplaces, a walk-out daylight basement, HW pegged floors under the carpet and an attached 2 car garage. A Double lot with 200’ road frontage. $319,000 MLS# 4021263


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‘06 KIA OPTIMA

‘05 NISSAN SENTRA

Every Option

$10,950

2 Available At This Price

‘06 TOYOTA AVALON XLE

Auto, V6

Auto, PW, PL 76k Miles

‘03 MAZADA TRIBUTE

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$5,950

Only 40K miles Only $16,995

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‘03 FORD RANGER XLT

4 X 4 Low Miles Only $11,950

$12,450

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$6250

Only 28k Miles

$19,950 ‘05 ACURA RSX

Low Miles, Loaded

$11,950

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The Laconia Daily Sun, December 18, 2010