Tuesday, december 20, 2011
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LACONIA — Police arrested one of two men suspected of robbing the Laconia Oasis convenience store on South Main Street at gunpoint twice in three days not long after the second robbery on Sunday evening. Travis Christian Graham, 30, of 23 River Road, Gilford was held in the Belknap County House of Corrections in lieu of $110,000 cash bail following see ROBBeRy p. 10
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Selectmen still haven’t stomach for lakeside septic regs By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — Despite the urging of the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee to tighten the regulation of septic systems around Lake Waukewan, the selectmen again turned up their noses at the proposal during a workshop session yesterday.
“I have no appetite for increased regulation,” declared chairwoman Colette Worsman, echoing her initial reaction when the proposal was originally presented by John Edgar, director of Community Development more than a year ago. Calling the regulation “an unfunded mandate,” she said “I cannot support going down
that road.” Lake Waukewan is the source of the town’s potable water supply. It is treated at a plant located just off the southern shore of the lake. Randy Eifert, who chairs the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee, told the board that although stiffer regulation has been among its priorities
since 2005, “we have focused on education and shied away from regulation.” However, referring to a risk analysis of 112 septic systems undertaken in 2009, he said that regulation was now the committee’s “number one priority. Eifert asked the board to schedule a public hearing on see MeRedITH page 4
South End’s Wyatt Park House comes down
Donna Olszak watches as her husband Ron operates an excavator and her son Chris rakes up debris created from the demolition of the Wyatt Parkhouse on Monday. The Olszaks operate All-Ways Wrecking of Bridgewater and expected to have the structure taken down by the end of the day. See story on page 10. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
Belmont selectmen sued over Jon Pike health insurance decision By Gail OBer
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BELMONT — A local man has legally challenged the Selectboard’s August decision to have the town pay a selectman $11,000 in one lump sum payment, plus the cost of heath insurance premiums until he turns 65. George Condodemetraky has asked a
judge in Belknap County Superior Court to invalidate the portion of the June 6 non-public meeting where Selectman Ron Cormier decided to allow colleague Jon Pike to gain insurance coverage through the town’s policy, at the town’s expense. The move apparently came in reaction to the threat of a lawsuit made by Pike. Condodemetraky also asks the court to order
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sales of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor plunged by half barely a week after the world’s top-selling drug got its first U.S. generic competition, new data show. That’s despite a very aggressive effort by Lipitor maker Pfizer Inc. to keep patients on its pill, which generated peak sales of $13 billion a year, through patient subsidies and big rebates to insurers. Lipitor lost patent protection on Nov. 30 in the U.S., where the drug was still generating about $7.9 billion in annual sales. Two generic versions costing about a third less hit the market right away, one made by India’s Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. and the other an authorized generic, made by Pfizer and sold by its partner, Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. Lipitor’s patent loss has been closely watched across the pharmaceutical industry, where most companies face generic see LIPITOR page 11
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N. Korea mourns ‘Dear Leader’; youngest son declared successor PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans marched by the thousands Monday to their capital’s landmarks to mourn Kim Jong Il, many crying uncontrollably and flailing their arms in grief over the death of their “Dear Leader.” North Korean state media proclaimed his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, a “Great Successor,” while a vigilant world watched for any signs of a turbulent transition to the untested leader in an unpredictable nation known to be pursuing nuclear weapons.
South Korea’s military went on high alert in the face of the North’s 1.2 millionstrong armed forces following news of Kim’s death after 17 years in power. North Korea said Kim died of a heart attack on Saturday while carrying out official duties on a train trip. President Barack Obama agreed by phone with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to closely monitor developments. On the streets of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, people wailed in grief,
some kneeling on the ground or bowing repeatedly. Children and adults laid flowers at key memorials. A tearful Kim Yong Ho said Kim Jong Il had made people’s lives happier. “That is what he was doing when he died: working, traveling on a train,” he said. Other North Koreans walked past a giant painting of Kim Jong Il and his late father, national founder Kim Il Sung, standing together on Mount Paektu, Kim see KIM JONG II page 14
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — More than $1 million in negative advertising — much of it bankrolled by Mitt Romney’s allies — has eroded Newt Gingrich’s standing in Iowa and thrown the Republican presidential race here wide open two weeks before the first votes. The former House speaker’s Iowa slide mirrors his newfound troubles nationally, and it has boosted Romney’s confidence while fueling talk that libertarian-leaning
Texas Rep. Ron Paul could pull off a win in the leadoff caucus state on Jan. 3. “It’s very disappointing to see so many of my friends who are running put out such negative junk,” Gingrich said Monday as he arrived in Davenport, poking at his opponents even as he insisted he was running an upbeat campaign. “I really wish they would have the courage to be positive.” Despite his chiding, attacks against him are all but certain to continue. For one, the
Restore Our Future political action committee, made up of former Romney staffers from his failed 2008 bid, plans to spend $1.4 million more over the next two weeks, including on a new ad beginning Tuesday that’s expected to be aimed at Gingrich. That would bring to roughly $3 million the amount spent by the group against Gingrich. Aides for several campaigns competing against Gingrich as well as outside indesee IOWA page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate barreled toward a collision Monday over some of the chief ingredients of President Barack Obama’s recipe for reviving the economy, with tax increases and jobless benefit cuts awaiting millions of Americans on New Year’s Day if the dispute is
not resolved. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he won’t renegotiate an extension of payroll tax cuts and unemployment coverage unless the House first approves a shortterm bipartisan version the Senate has overwhelmingly approved. House Republi-
cans strongly oppose that bill.Earlier in the day, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters that he expects the House to reject the Senate bill Monday evening and then request talks. “This is a question of whether the House see FICA page 14
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Trail project funding yanked in D.C.
CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire officials say they are canceling a program that helps maintain trails for hiking, bicycling, snowmobiling and other recreational uses because federal funding has fallen through. The state Bureau of Trails said it was notified last week that the Federal Highway Administration had made technical corrections to its funding formula for the years 2009-2012, and as a result New Hampshire’s trail program won’t be getting the $677,000 it expected for next year. The state, which awarded grants to 55 organizations this year, had been in the process of taking applications for 2012 grants, but officials now say they’ll have to cancel instead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. is bowing out of its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA after the U.S. government tried to block the deal over concerns it would raise prices, reduce innovation and give customers fewer choices. Monday’s announcement came as little surprise after the Justice Department sued to block the merger on Aug. 31. The deal looked further in jeopardy when the Federal Communications Commission’s chairman also came out against it. The companies withdrew their FCC application last month. Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett said the announcement was “a bit of an anticlimax.” “This is like receiving the divorce papers for a couple that’s been separated for years,” he said. AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom of Germany, announced in March, would have made it the largest cellphone company in the U.S. T-Mobile is currently the fourth-largest. AT&T, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier behind Verizon Wireless, will now have to pay
Deutsche Telekom $3 billion in cash as a breakup fee and give it about $1 billion worth of airwaves, known as spectrum, that AT&T doesn’t need for the continued rollout of its high-speed “4G” network. It will also enter into a roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom so that AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s customers can use each other’s networks. AT&T will book the $4 billion charge to its earnings in the fourth quarter. In pulling out, AT&T said the government’s attempts to block the deal do not change the challenges of the wireless phone industry, which has been clamoring for more airwaves to expand. The company said the deal would have solved that problem for a time, and without it, “customers will be harmed and needed investment will be stifled.” It called on the government to quickly approve its purchase of unused spectrum from Qualcomm Inc. and come up with legislation to meet the nation’s long-term needs. Many people, however, believe that AT&T had overstated the spectrum crisis.
Missing Maine girl’s relatives feared for her safety with father
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Relatives of a woman whose toddler is the subject of an intensive search said Monday that they feared for the girl’s safety while she was staying with her father, who was caring for the child when she disappeared. Twenty-month-old Ayla Reynolds was reported missing Saturday morning by her father, Justin DiPietro, who called police to say she was not in her
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Elks continue long tradition of preparing Christmas baskets for needy families By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — More than 50 people turned out bright and early Sunday morning at Laconia Elks Lodge #876 to assemble and deliver nearly 150 Christmas baskets filled with food for the holidays for needy families throughout the Lakes Region. It’s a long-standing tradition for the club, dating back to at least 1964, and possibly more than 25 years before that, according to Bob McCrea, who has been a member of the Elks Club for 37 years. Doti Acres, the club’s exalted ruler, said that some members of the seven-member kitchen crew showed up as early as three in the morning to prepare breakfast for the workers and that at least five high school students were among those pitching in to help put the baskets, actually large cardboard boxes donated by Aavid ThermAlloy, together. “It’s our largest community service event of the year and always gets a big response,’’ said Acres, who said that J.J. Nissen sold the club 150 loaves of bread for only $50 and that Associated Grocers provided deep discounts on grocery and produce items that went into the boxes. She said that each basket had an eight-pound ham, potatoes, vegetables, eggs, butter, cereal, all of the elements including pie crust for a pumpkin pie as well as macaroni and cheese and corn bread. “Each basket cost the club $27.25’’ said Acres, who said that the food would probably have cost more than twice as much without the discounts.
Laconia Elks Lodge #876 Exalted Ruler Doti Acres gets ready to deliver a Christmas basket filled with food for the holidays to a needy family in the Lakes Region. More than 50 people turned out Sunday morning to assemble the boxes of food and deliver them to nearly 150 families in the area. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun)
MEREDITH from page one the proposed ordinance. Instead, the board agreed to hold a public meeting in July, when seasonal residents would be able to attend. Later, when the board met following the workshop, Worsman announced that the public would be invited to a meeting about “water quality,” without mentioning the regulation of septic systems. Eifert distributed a packet to the selectmen which apart from the draft regulation and supporting documentation, included highlights of the committee’s efforts to address the threat of failed and failing septic systems during the past five years. The risk analysis studied septic systems within 250 feet of the lake. Altogether 112 septic systems on the Meredith shoreline were graded based on their age, along with the slope of the land and the distance to the water. The systems were grouped into four categories, ranging from very high risk to low risk.
Thirty-one systems were deemed “very high risk,” most of them with no approvals on file, indicating that they were installed at least 40 years ago. Another 17 were ranked as “high risk.” The remaining 64 system were identified as “moderate” or “low” risk. Since, the same risk analysis has been undertaken in New Hampton and Center Harbor where 86 septic systems have been graded, of which 36 qualify as “very high risk.” The proposed regulations are intended to compensate for shortcomings of state regulations. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) requires that whenever new construction, measured by additional bedrooms, would increase the flow, a newly designed system with appropriate capacity must be approved. However, DES does not require the new system be installed until the old system fails. Likewise, although DES requires an assessment of developed waterfront property
She said that deliveries were made as far away as Franklin. Alton and New Hampton and that the committee chaired by Jim Colpon pulled together so many workers that the baskets were assembled and headed out of the door for delivery shortly before eight o’clock Sunday morning. It’s one of the club’s many charitable activities says McCrea, who said that the club doesn’t accept applications for the assistance but relies on its members to sponsor families for the Christmas baskets. He says that he’s pretty sure that the tradition is more like 75 years old and reflects the club’s deep commitment to the community. “We were one of the first sponsors of Little League baseball and we’ve always been big on scholarships and doing things for veterans,’’ says McCrea, who says that he can remember the club putting together as many as 250 baskets in previous years. “Over the years there’s easily been at least 12,000 baskets given out at Christmas time,’’ he says. The 642-member club relies on a variety of events to raise funds for its charitable activities, including a monthly fish fry and twice-a-month breakfasts, as well as weekly bingo games at the lodge and charity poker events at the Lodge in Belmont. One of the more notable events, the Elks Carnival, a late summer affair which was held on the grounds of the former Elks Lodge on South Main Street in Laconia, is no longer held due to the lack of space on the grounds of the current home.
prior to it changing hands, the assessment does not include an evaluation of the existing septic system. The proposed ordinance, Eifert explained, is crafted to “avoid the wait-for-failure approach.” As drafted the ordinance would apply to all properties within 250 of Lake Waukewan and require the installation of a new septic system whenever the conversion or expansion of building adds to the number of bedrooms as well as for any expansion of the living area of those properties without approvals for their septic systems. Likewise, these same properties without approved systems would be required to undergo inspection and evaluation every five years to ensure they are functioning properly. “We believe this regulation is reasonable,” Eifert said, describing it as “a conservative approach.” Noting that “this has been seven years in the works,” he said that “it is time to take action. Aggressive see next page
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Belmont studying use of surveillance cameras to try and control vandalism & dumping By Gail OBer
BELMONT — In a effort to reduce and/or eliminate vandalism and other crime at the town’s beach and downtown park, selectmen debated last night as to whether or not installing cameras as part of a surveillance system would be warranted. Parks and Recreation Department Director Janet Breton said her initial research found that installing cameras and excavating the cable lines to transmit images would be extremely expensive, citing an outlay of about $15,000. “It’s a lot bigger than we thought,” she said referring to the initial estimate. Police Chief Baiocchetti said he thought the camera equipment referred to by Breton was of very
good quality but agreed the system would cost a lot of money and he’s unsure how long the cameras would last. “The damage is a continual fix,” he noted, adding that the inside of his department was so cramped that he would also be hard pressed to find a dedicated location for the monitoring equipment. He also said his department would be unable to monitor the cameras continually but said they would aid in the apprehension and prosecution of anyone committing any crimes at either place. Selectmen said the project seems like it would be worthwhile but said they would like Breton and Capt. Mark Lewandowski, who is assisting her with the research, to see if they can get some estimates that may be less expensive.
The chief said the crimes primarily, although not exclusively, committed at the beach and the park are vandalism and illegal dumping. He also his department was prosecuting a recent and sizable case of illegal dumping at the beach. Selectmen Ron Cormier said he would like to see a request for proposal be issued for the park initially and if the program proved to be affordable and affective then the board could look at expanding it to the town beach. In other news, the Belmont Budget Committee said it would not support curbside recycling but selectmen said they still wanted to included a warrant article on the March ballot to see how the towns people feel about it.
from preceding page action. This year.” A majority of the board disagreed. “I support the concept of overall water quality,” said Peter Brothers, who added “I’m also sympathetic to Colette’s opinion that another ordinance is another ordinance.” Furthermore, he expressed concern that only Lake Waukewan among the several water bodies in town would be regulated. “You’re kind of backdooring this to some degree,” he remarked, saying “we need to hear more from the public.” Selectman Herb Vadney seemed to suggest that the rising phosphorus levels in the lake, which Eifert took as signs of failing septic systems and increased stormwater run-off, could reflect phosphorus deposited in the lake when raw sewage flowed into it. Acknowledging the increase in cyanobacteria blooms — including seven this year alone — he said, “the real issue is cyanobacteria” and suggested further testing. Following suit, Worsman called for testing the water flowing into and out of the lake, suggesting that if there were no difference in phosphorus levels, then septic systems were not at fault.
On the other hand, Selectman Miller Lovett said “it is time to act on this.” He called Worsman’s statement a “conversation stopper” and said “I’d like to have a conversation about it. We need a plan to move ahead,” he continued, “and it will be unfortunate if a plan doesn’t emerge.” Lovett drew support from Selectman Nate Torr, a member of the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee, “everything starts in small bites and I think we should take a small bite,” he said, suggesting the board require an inspection of a septic system upon application for a building permit. Worsman turned to the plight of the 31 property owners whose septic systems were rated as “very high risk,” saying that imposing regulations could cost them between $15,000 and $20,000 to replace their septic systems. “My goal is not to hit people with a hammer.” Eiferrt said that he had spoken with some of those 31 property owners and found “they’re in favor of it. More people than not want to protect the lake,” he continued. “You have to weigh the interests of a few property owners against the thousands who use the lake.”
IOWA from page 2 pendent groups aligned with the candidates say their internal polls find that he has fallen over the last week from the top slot in Iowa. And a national Gallup poll released Monday found Gingrich’s support plummeting: He had the backing of 26 percent of Republican voters nationally, down from 37 percent on Dec. 8. Romney’s support was largely unchanged at 24 percent. Gingrich’s weakened position follows a barrage of advertising that cast him as a longtime Washington, D.C., power-broker. The ads, primarily financed by socalled super PACs, underscore the power of independent groups following a Supreme Court decision last year that allowed people, unions and corporations to donate unlimited amounts of money to outfits advocating the election or defeat of candidates. Since the ruling, groups have popped up to work on behalf of every serious Republican presidential candidate. Gingrich said while campaigning in Iowa that any candidate faced with such a concentrated an attack will slip.
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To be or not to be? Say the word “abortion” and people will immediately take their position . . .either pro or anti. What follows is not an attempt to sway a person one way or the other. Simply, it is a brief look at the consequences in a man vs. nature battle. So, maintain your positions, but please, read on. In his book “America Alone”, author Marc Steyn showed how the world demographics are changing. He highlighted how Europe will see its native populations become minorities in their own countries. Just imagine Italy, France, and the Scandinavian countries’ native populations being ruled by other than what are today their native populations. More recently, in this newspaper, columnist Pat Buchanan offered excellent articles on the problems facing both Greece and Italy. Beyond Europe, China has instituted a one-child policy, which has resulted in an overwhelming number of female babies being aborted. In a relatively short amount of time, China’s under 15 years of age population now has over seventeen million more males than females. That number will continue to grow and Herbert Meyer, a senior intelligence analyst for President Ronald Reagan, has predicted that it won’t be long before China will have seventy five million more young men than women. While India doesn’t have a limitation on the number of children a couple may have, and they do have a positive population growth rate, they now have over twenty two million more males than females under the age of 15 years. Like China, that disparity will continue to grow. The main difference between the two countries is that China has a negative growth rate, while India’s growth rate is among the highest in the world. In the Middle East, the predominantly Muslim countries’ birth rates are the highest in the world. While there is a disparity in male to female birth rates, it is minimal, slightly more than one to one. It should be noted that, left to nature, there are 103 females born for every 100 male births, and it takes 2.1 births per couple just to maintain the same sized population. As dire as these figures are for the female population, and for the native populations of most of the western world, advances in medicine and technology actually make the demographic problems worse. For example Norway, The United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, Germany, Russia, and France all have median ages of forty to forty five years. Contrast those numbers to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, and Iran, which all have median age populations between twenty and twenty
five years. The reason for these dramatic differences lie primarily in the fact that European death rates are quite close to their birth rates, while the Middle East has birth rates that are five or six times larger than their death rates. What do all these demographic changes mean? First, it has given us a historical fact that females are being aborted at a greater rate than males. No population in the animal kingdom can survive if it doesn’t have a sufficient supply of females to birth its young. An unintended consequence of this fact is likely to be that future wars will be fought in an effort to capture females. Sounds primitive and tribal, doesn’t it? Again, citing Herbert Meyer’s comment, can you imagine seventy five million Chinese men, for whom there are no women in China, sitting on the border of Russia? And, China’s population is ten times that of Russia. Next, much of Europe has imported immigrants from the Middle East to fill the jobs left vacant because of their low native population birth rates. In many cases, those immigrants have not assimilated themselves into the host nation’s society, but they nevertheless demand all of the social services offered by those countries. The continuation of those social systems requires a broad based population to maintain them for their aging populations. What appears to be the unintended consequence on the horizon is that what is today an immigrant population, will, within a generation or two, become the dominant population which will institute its own laws and will, in all probability, not maintain the existing social structures. Essentially, low birth rates have put the host countries in the position of hoping that their immigrant populations will be benevolent towards them. And, that condition is not just in Europe. The United States’ birth rate is slightly under what is required to maintain its population. However, it has been estimated that if births of illegal/undocumented immigrants, are subtracted from the total, those numbers drop from 2.0 to 1.7 births. No country has ever survived that low a birth rate. Looking forward, our neighbors in South America, particularly Argentina and Brazil, are birthing enough to grow their populations and their median ages are in the 30-year range. The predominantly Muslim Nations in the Middle East are on a path to overwhelm the Western World. Will future historians write that the west destroyed itself . . . by “choice” (Bob Meade is a resident of Laconia.)
LETTERS Most of us don’t want the government correcting income differences To the editor, Obama kicked off his stir hate and discontent, class warfare campaign last week in Kansas. Pronounced in 2008 by Democrats to be the great hope to unite America, Obama squashed that fantasy like a bug on a summer windshield. Obama brought the same chip on his shoulder, self centered, glib arrogance to the presidency that Bush did. Great leaders are never arrogant. They posses an innate ability to isolate complex problems and conceptualize solutions charting the proper course to serve the best interests of all Americans, not just some cross section of the electorate who vote for them. The presidency is not a chess game where lives and interests are traded with the ultimate prize being four more years in office. The great know when to hold and when to fold. Clinton and Regan are fine recent examples of presidents knowing when and how to negotiate PROGRESS forward. Most of the qualifications to be a GREAT president are not taught at Harvard or any other place. You are born with the needed instincts that enable greatness in a president or you are not. We are now ALL CERTAIN of one thing beyond oratory. Barack Obama has ZERO ability to turnaround a floundering economy with any speed or skill. He is ideologically incapable of changing economic prescriptions no matter how badly they fail or repeatedly they fail. It is also now CERTAIN after three years his idea of leading is to demonize, demoralize and divide us. Capitalists vs. socialists, rich vs. poor, private vs. public interests, government vs. business and race against race. Who is next? Huge percentages of individual ethnicities in the 2012 election are predicted to vote almost entirely for one party of the other. Ask yourself WHY? Democrats are moving away from the best interests of working whites including big union labor at break neck speed. Why? Because it’s politically expedient. Republicans are trying to create 120,000 new, high paying, blue collar jobs via the XL pipeline and Obama is stonewalling that effort every step of the way. He needs green people votes to win, not white people in blue collars. How many lives do we put in HARMS WAY in the worlds most dangerous
places to ensure five million barrels of oil on a weekly basis that the XL would supply us? Obama’s pipeline obstruction is 100-percent about improving one mans shot at four more years as president. Nothing more. It is a sad commentary on the shallowness and weaknesses of human beings. The Canadians are already negotiating to sell all this oil to Asia stating they will not be held hostage to political games. In 2008 Obama ran as a transformational president in the likes of JFK. In reality he did a much better impersonation of Jimmy Carter. A president many Americans consider the worst of the past half century. Failing the Kennedy look alike quest, Obama decided last week to become Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt had a populist bent trying to get elected on an economic inequality platform. Ask Al Gore and John Edwards how well that worked. It is a desperate, scotched earth, divide the nation strategy employed by people missing a strong record of accomplishments to campaign on. So they pull the bait and switch and Democrats swallow it hook, line and sinker. Income inequality falls far down the list of important issues for average Americans when polled. They care little that some one else is rich. They even like the possibility they too may become affluent one day. What people care about above all else is their own personal situation and most importantly having a job. The majority of people state it is NOT the governments job to correct income differences of Americans. So Barack Obama heads down a risky road. He has no alternative other than a populist evisceration of Americas social and economic fabric pitting one person against another. The cost of this social blood letting for America will be high. Based on what most experts predict, the House of Representatives will remain in Republican hands and the advantage Democrats now hold in the senate will shrink again given 23 Democrats are up for election and only 10 Republicans are. There is more than a 60-percent likelihood that Republicans will win control of the Senate by a slim margin. Since last years election America has had a taste of how Obama has adjusted to see next page
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LETTERS Mitt Romney believes in all of us and our ‘can do’ attitudes
Over 25 new donors stepped up to help Neighbors in Need in ‘11
To the editor, In the military, when all things are equal, the commander will have a cocktail party for a promotion candidate and request the wives attend. This is an overt way to “break the tie”. This past July, I had the honor and privilege of hosting Mrs. Ann Romney in my home. She grew up the daughter of a small town mayor and is humbled that she would be in the race for First Lady of the United States of America. Mrs. Romney is the mother of five and grandmother of 10, with still having time to serve her community and be an advocate in raising awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Her presence on the trail is inspiring and is a perfect reflection of her husband’s character and should remind us
To the editor, The French have a saying, “Plus ca change; plus c’est la meme chose.” The more things change; the more they stay the same. With Neighbors in Need also. After 25 years of leadership and service to our organization, Bob Decamp said “goodbye” to our board in at our November board meeting. We will greatly miss all he has given to the Lakes Region community. “Plus ca change…” However, as Bob surely knows, we will preserver in our mission to help those in need, providing financial assistance for rent, electric bills, heating fuel, child care, auto repairs, and medical equipment. For 2011, the amount will reach almost $60,000 that Neighbors in Need sends through area churches and non-profits. “…plus c’est la meme chose.” But the names and faces are ever changing. The stagnating economy with its ever growing numbers of the unemployed and underpaid, rising rents and heating costs means that a growing list of those needing help. Cuts in federal and state programs means even greater pressure on the budgets on local providers, including Neighbors in Need. “Plus ca change…” Fortunately, many of our recipient agencies and churches remain in place to gather and qualify the requests that are submitted to Neighbors in
of the challenges that she has overcome and the family’s belief that anything is possible. Together and as a family they have followed through with empowerment and integrity in all they endeavor. There is no doubt that they will bring back a gracious and unpretentious presence to Washington. I first met Gov. Romney in 2007 and he has consistently made his message clear that he believes in ALL the people of America and our “can do” attitude. Romney with his expertise in economics will be in Washington and on day one will bring cheers from the populous nationwide with his lesser government plan road to recovery. Judith Krahulec Laconia
May our very generous anonymous donor have a Merry Christmas To the editor, For the second year in a row a very generous donor has anonymously bestowed a gift on our community. This donor continues to give with genuine spirit and has namelessly given thousands of dollars that will help those in need this holiday season. The service
groups that provide needed relief to members of our community were once again extremely grateful for the gift. Whoever you are have as Merry a Christmas as you have made for many others! Royal Smith, Fire Chief City of Franklin
Ms. Piper’s letter was a masterwork of clear logic & grammar To the editor, Ms. Piper’s “Lawfully carried guns in schools will place no one in danger” letter to the editor is a masterwork of
clear logic and grammar! Bravo. Doug Huffman Washington Island, Wisconsin
from preceding page being president under divided government. He has handled that as badly as any president in history. If you like how divided government works TODAY under Obama and Republicans, then be ready for four more years of name calling, finger pointing and failed government like this country has never experienced in it’s history if he wins.
By the way, if your interested the top 1-percent held a higher percentage of the wealth in America in 1911 than they do now in 2011. The amount of wealth held by the top 1-percent has changed little in the past two decades. You will never hear the whole story from Obama..... Tony Boutin Gilford
Need. Thank God for these, as we are obligated by our charter to work through organizations such as the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Service Link, CAP, Catholic Charities, Central NH VNA, and churches such as United Baptist and Evangelical Baptist. “…plus c’est la meme chose.” And the source of the funds that make our mission possible? Many of the same people that Bob Decamp “recruited” 25 years ago remain consistently supportive with their monthly or quarterly checks of various amounts from as little as $10 to as much as $250. What would we have done without them? “…plus c’est la meme chose.” We also received some very badly needed new infusion of financial resources this year. Over 25 new donors came forward to help us meet the growing demand for assistance. In 2012, we expect this need on the part of your neighbors to continue to grow. Won’t you consider joining our family of contributors by sending a check for whatever amount you feel comfortable? “Plus ca change…” On behalf of the board of Neighbors in Need, we wish all of you health and happiness during this blessed Holiday Season! Bill Johnson Neighbors in Need Gilford
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LETTERS On a given day there are 700+ children in N.H. in need of foster homes To the editor, It seems like we just finished the Thanksgiving holiday and as we prepare for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays our thoughts return to those days when we were younger and home felt safe, at least for the majority of us. Many of us have fond memories of our childhood and home life with our families. What about those children that don’t have a home to feel
safe in and may be in a situation they don’t want to be in? Where can they go have a nurturing environment that they can feel safe in? I used to be a foster parent in Arizona when my children were much younger. When our children had grown up and were preparing to “leave the nest” we started thinking that we could help out some children that need a home. We have been with Casey Family Ser-
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds December 20, 2011 Grantee: City of Laconia Address: 45 Beacon Street East Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 Contacts: Scott Myers 527-1270, Donna Lane 447-5057 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Laconia.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 8, 2012, the City of Laconia, will request CDFA/CDBG to release CDBG Program Funds for the proposed Lakes Region Community Services Relocation/Renovation to the building at 719 North Main Street, Laconia. The renovation project cost is approximately $1,990,000. Of the $500,000 in CDBG funds, $475,000 will be subgranted to LRCS for renovation expenses. The majority of the persons served by LRCS are of low and moderate income. CDBG Funds: $500,000. Other Funds: $1,490.000 Total Project Cost: $1,990,000+/-.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Laconia has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. This determination is based on the assumption that LRCS will obtain all permits required, and will adhere to all applicable regulations. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Laconia, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 and may be examined or copied weekdays 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. There are 3 existing monitoring wells on the 719 North Main Street, Laconia property. DES issued a letter 12-14-11 stating the wells were cleared to be decommissioned.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Scott Myers, City Manager. All comments received by January 6, 2012 will be considered by the City of Laconia prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Scott Myers certifies to CDFA/CDBG that in his capacity as City Manager he consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. CDFA/CDBG’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Laconia to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
CDFA/CDBG will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Laconia’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Laconia; (b) Laconia has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by CDFA/CDBG; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to CDFA/CDBG, 14 Dixon Ave, Suite 102, Concord, NH 03301. Potential objectors should contact CDFA/CDBG (226-2170) to verify the actual last day of the objection period (approximately January 23 , 2012). Scott Myers, City Manager
vices (www.caseyfamilyservices.org) for the past three years and we currently have four children in our home. Notice I didn’t say foster children because these are wonderful kids that I love as my own children. About a month ago I was at a meeting where I discovered that on any given day there are over 700 children in this state that are in need of a loving and caring home. This almost floored me. I can’t believe the people of New Hampshire, who have passion for charity aren’t stepping up to care for the children who need help. I guess it’s because the need is not made known in the public. I know that individuals and couples who have the space and capacity to care for and love these children would step up in droves to protect our youth, if they only knew of the problem. The foster child system in New Hampshire is run by the Department of Children, Youth and Family (DCYF) and there are several agencies that are licensed to provide the homes and deliver the service needed. We were familiar with many of these agencies and chose Casey Family Services because I feel the training and support system they have in place for foster parents is much more effective. I don’t want to go into too much detail but I will share that I have two girls in my home who weren’t expected to even graduate from high school that not only achieved the honor roll at school but are making plans for college. I feel that a part of this achievement is because of the direction we provided and the stable environment they live in. Those of you who are parents know the great feeling you have when your child achieves something or does something to make you proud to be their parent. If you enjoy that feeling then I can tell you that it is multiplied by 100 fold by bringing more children into your home. I was on Niel Young’s radio show,
The Advocates, this past Saturday with Cary Gladstone from Casey Family Services. I would like to thank Niel for being as passionate about this subject as I am and I would encourage everyone to go to the WEZS website (www.wezs.com) and listen to Hour 3, while listening to the rest of the show. I look forward to being back on his show from time to time in the future as I make it my mission to enlighten the public about the lack of homes for these children. Foster children are placed in homes with families and in institutional settings where their basic needs are met. There are children out there who do need the extra discipline and structure that an institutional setting provides but there are too many children placed there because there is nowhere else for them. I would love to end this practice but it will take many homes and parents to step up and take on the task of protecting our youth. For anyone who is not sure if they want to become a foster parent I would encourage you to attend an informational meeting that will be held at Casey Family Services Concord facility at 11 South Main Street on Monday, January 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A free dinner will be served for those attending and you will be informed on what is involved to become a foster parent. If, after this meeting you decide that this isn’t right for you then at least you will be making an informed decision. But if you feel that you can provide love and safety to a child in need you will already be on the way to helping out. For more information on the meeting and to make reservations please contact Casey Family Services at 2248909. If you would like more information about the joys of parenting please feel free to contact me at either greg@ knytych.net or at 455-0114. Greg Knytych New Hampton
Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime; attend a Jazz Center event To the editor, Music has always been a back-bone during the growth of this country and the world. It might have been the little frail man tapping a rhythm with the back of two spoons or the fiddler playing a jesty little song after the wagon trains had circled for their safety of attack. It might have been the slaves working in the cotton fields singing “jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton”. It may have been a lullaby sweetly sung by a young mother trying to hush a crying baby. But music has always been an intricate part of our existence. We enjoy music to be happy, we embrace music in our sorrow, we reach to music to lift our souls. . . but we always turn to music. As I lifelong resident of the Lakes Region, I have watched music venues come and go. I have witness the great performers that wailed from the Winnispeausakee Pier, like Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington. . . just to name a few. I watched small pubs attempt to bring the Lakes Region the Blues featuring local performers, but without the zest and solid mission that was required to continue the music outlets. I have marveled at the
Musical Arts venue. I am so excited that the Lakes Region has been given a new music center. It is the N.H. Jazz Center located at the Pitman’s Freight Room, on New Salem Street in Laconia. The director, Jonathan Lorentz, has that conviction and that strong desire to bring and keep jazz music alive. Mr. Lorentz is a wonderful sax player himself and has amazing connections in the jazz community. His contacts reach across the United States, as with last nights performance we witnessed an amazing composer/pianist, Johannes Wallmann (who actually traveled from California) with smooth jazz to relax and stimulate the inner soul. I feel that anyone who does not attend at least one of these performances (and believe me if you go to one you will want to come again) has missed an opportunity of a lifetime. The charisma, conviction and musical strength that Mr. Lorentz is organizing is breathtaking, magical and the solid basis of all music. To view upcoming performances go to: nhjazz.com So hats off to the NH Jazz Center and may you continue with your goal of providing the Lakes Region with basic fundalmentals of music — JAZZ! Alicia Gorrell
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LETTERS You don’t create jobs by making business environment more unpredictable To the editor, Mr. Veverka’s response to my letter seems to suggest that I want to solve our personal energy problems by polluting our water so that we can just pump it into our cars, stoves, and furnaces. Interesting idea, but no, conservatives also drink water and breathe the air. You can have both progress and a clean environment. After years of study, we can be confident that the Canadian pipeline can be built without endangering the air or water. Had we listened to people like Mr. Veverka, there wouldn’t be an Alaskan oil pipeline safely providing about a million barrels daily. The wildlife, that the radical environmentalists told us would be destroyed, have thrived. President Obama’s Department of Transportation’s web site provides the following about America’s 2.3+ million miles of pipelines: “The nation’s pipelines are a transportation system. Pipelines enable the safe movement of extraordinary quantities of energy products to industry and consumers, literally fueling our economy and way of life. The arteries of the Nation’s energy infrastructure, as well as the safest and least costly ways to transport energy products, our oil and gas pipelines provide the resources needed for national defense, heat and cool our homes, generate power for business and fuel an unparalleled transportation system. The nation’s more than two million miles of pipelines safely deliver trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of billions of ton/miles of liquid petroleum products each year. They are essential….” President Obama postponed the decision for the reason I stated, to avoid antagonizing a key special interest group, the radical environmentalists. Regarding President Obama‘s recent jobs bill, it is just a mini version of the $787-billion stimulus bill. We were promised that the $787-billion stimulus bill would keep unemployment below 8-percent. How did that work out? Unemployment has only recently dropped below 9-percent because millions of workers have dropped out of the work force and aren’t included in the unemployment calculations.
The recipients of government spending and big government supporters are always willing to claim benefits from government spending, but, as with the stimulus, rarely do those benefits occur. The president’s jobs bill funds jobs that vanish when government spending ends, we don’t need more of those jobs. President Obama has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars trying to prop up businesses (often owned by his donors coincidentally) that fail even with the government support, Solyndra is only one example. We don’t need these jobs or “investments” either. Our country needs jobs that create goods and services that people around the world want to buy that can be sold at a profit without the false support of government subsidies, grants, special tax benefits, or loan guarantees. President Obama’s highly vaunted policies have been in place for nearly three years. Despite the president’s claims and blame for others, the economy hasn’t recovered, too many Americans are unemployed, the housing market remains a disaster. With the exception of President Obama’s rich donors, some of whom his government has richly rewarded, nearly everyone is worse off now than when President Obama took over. President Obama refuses to learn that you don’t create good jobs by increasingly making the business environment more unpredictable and more regulated so employers can’t determine if investments (jobs, etc.) will provide a return, or bankruptcy. The House jobs bills take a proven approach by attacking the things that help employers predict future costs so they can have some confidence that their investments will not result in bankruptcy. For three years President Obama has accelerated implementation of liberal policies that have been killing American jobs for decades. This has made it easy for Americans to see how destructive these policies are. You can expect those who have bought into the religion of liberalism/progressivism to hysterically lash out frequently as the failings of their policies become increasingly obvious Don Ewing Meredith
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Wyatt Park House knocked down; new plan in works By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — With the demolition of the park house at Wyatt Park yesterday, the process of developing a master plan for the South End park moved a step nearer fruition. Kevin Dunleavy, Director of Parks and Recreation, said that $25,000 was budgeted for repairs to the various park houses, including the demolition of the building at Wyatt Park. The building has been closed for the past four years following an structural assessment by Bill Tobin of Sanbornton. Dunleavy said that it cost $8,200 to demolish the building. Dunleavy said that although the demolition was budgeted, he delayed the job until he confirmed that there was no significant support for keeping the park house among residents of the neighborhood. “I understand that for a lot of people it was more than just a building,” he said. “It held a lot of memories. It’s hard to see those kind of things go.” However, he emphasized that the assessment determined that
the building suffered from “serious deficiencies.” Dunleavy anticipated that with advice from residents, the Parks and Recreation Commission will unveil a master plan for the park in March or April. In October, neighbors voiced their concerns and offered their visions for the park at a public meeting, at which Joel St. Pierre of O’Brien & Sons, a firm experienced in planning parks, presented some suggestions. In particular, neighbors asked to address the noise and litter as well as the intimidating conduct and profane language of many of those using the basketball court. “We want to get input from as many people as possible before preparing a plan,” Dunleavy said, adding that a number of suggestions were made at the meeting in October and several more have been sent to the department since. For more than a decade the budget has included an annual appropriation of $25,000 for the restoration of playgrounds in the city parks. Dunleavy said the account has a balance of approximately $60,000.
ROBBERY from page one ing.” One tried to push past her while the other stopped but ignored her command his arraignment yesterday on charges of to take his hands from his pockets. As armed robbery, a class A felony, and resistthe first man tried to flee, Neri grabbed ing arrest, a class B misdemeanor. his jacket in an effort to take him to her The store was first robbed shorty before cruiser. As he began struggling with her, 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16. The clerk she reported that the second man circled told police that two men approached the behind her “in what I perceived to be a store, but only one entered, leaving the threatening manner, indicative of an other outside. The video surveillance impending assault on my person.” Neri camera captured a thin, white man, wearsaid she let go of the suspect and both ing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark face Christian Graham men ran away. mask and gloves, who upon entering the (Laconia Police photo) Neri chased the man she sought to store pointed a black handgun at the clerk and demanded cash from the register. After taking detain across Garfield Street and into Union Cemthe money, the man left the store and joined the etery while the other man fled in the opposite direcsecond suspect, who was also described as a thin, tion. She continued to pursue the first suspect, white man wearing a red or orange hooded sweatwho ran through the cemetery and into a wooded shirt. area near Garfield Street where she lost sight of Witnesses told police that the men crossed Route him. However, she followed the sound of breaking 106, walked through a residential neighborhood and branches, which led to her back to Garfield Street at into Sacred Heart Cemetery. A search, assisted by its junction with Tilton Avenue. the K-9 unit of the Alton Police, tracked the suspects A resident told Neri she saw a man emerge from to the cemetery, but failed to locate them. the woods just minutes before then, run across GarTwo days later, on Sunday around 7:30 p.m., field Street and jump a fence into a backyard on the drama was repeated. According to the affidaTilton Avenue. Police ringed the area and Sergeant vit of Officer Kendra Neri, who was on duty when Michael Finogle and K-9 Jago tracked the suspect, the store was robbed on Friday, when the robbery who was subsequently identified as Graham, to was reported she suspected the two heists might some shrubbery at a home on Tilton Avenue. He be related and went to the Sacred Heart Cemetery. resisted arrest but was ultimately subdued. There Neri saw two men, matching the description Neri and Finogle backtracked through the woods of the suspects, walking toward Garfield Street. where they found a black BB gun and the jacket Neri said that she left her cruiser and confronted Graham was wearing when Neri first confronted the men, who she recalled “were out of breath and him. In Graham’s pants pocket police found $314 in see next page breathing heavily as if they had just been sprint-
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MEREDITH — After more than two years of negotiations, the Board of Selectmen announced last night that a tentative collective bargaining agreement has been reached with the State Employees Association, Inc. (SEA) union representing employees of the Department of Public Works and the Water and Sewer Department. Town Manager Phil Warren emphasized that the contract, the first negotiated with the sole union of town employees, mirrors the town’s personnel policy, ensuring that union and non-union employees are treated equitably. He called the agreement “fair and equitable.” The contract includes a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 2.5-percent back dated to April 1, 2011 and provides that should the Board of Selectmen grant
a cost of living increase and/or a merit pay raise to non-union employees at any time between April 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014 the same increase would be granted to union members. Warren said that the aggregate cost of the COLA is $32,000. The agreement, along with the cost of the COLA, requires the approval of Town Meeting in March. NOTES: The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has awarded Meredith a grant of $10,000 for the treatment and control of milfoil at Fish Cove and Tommy’s Cove in 2012. . . . . . . The Board of Selectmen will hold a pubic hearing on the recommended town budget for 2012 at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. — Michael Kitch
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PIKE from page one town and including threats of claim against the town . . . and by acting against the town of Belmont for his own pecuniary interest.” Condodemetraky also asked the judge to investigate or order an investigation “regarding the town’s practices of paying benefits and cash awards to divorced spouses of town employees, particularly if they are town officials.” This past fall, the Selecboard voted to make it town policy that ex-spouses of town employees may not remain on Belmont’s health insurance policy unless they exercise their temporary so-called COBRA rights under federal law, and in that case they must pay the premiums themselves. Apparently that has not always been the case, as selectmen exempted anyone currently enjoying that circumstance from the new policy. Condedemetracky’s suit stems from the revelation that during a June 6 non-public meeting, all three selectmen met to bless the agreement worked out between Pike and the town’s attorney. After the meeting was called to order, Pike immediately recused himself and left the room. Selectman David Morse, who is in some way connected by marriage to Pike or one of his relatives, also recused himself from the discussion and vote but staying in the room during the balance of the meeting. Those listed as attending the meeting were Welfare Director Donna
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Adjunct faculty at PSU votes 60-43 to unionize CONCORD – The State Employees’ Association announced Monday that adjunct faculty members at Plymouth State University have voted to form a bargaining unit affiliated with the association. The N.H. Public Employee Labor Relations Board reported to vote in favor of the union as 60 to 43. The vote allows the S.E.A. to represent adjunct (part-time, temporary) faculty members in matters that affect their wages, benefits and job security. Some adjunct faculty members have complained they are significantly underpaid when compared to teachers working at other colleges and universities — in particular, Keene State College, where adjunct faculty members are already unionized. In a statement released to media, the S.E.A. reported: “The adjuncts represent approximately
65-percent of the overall faculty at PSU. Adjunct faculty members do not enjoy the same compensation, benefits, and protections as full time faculty, even if they are teaching a full course load. In fact, most of the PSU adjuncts are currently living at or below the poverty line. At one time, they out-earned their peers at Keene State College. However, since the adjuncts at Keene State organized in 1993, they now earn up to $500 more per credit than adjuncts at Plymouth State. Adjunct faculty had little job security because they work based on employment contracts that last only 16 weeks. Adjunct faculty members also had very little access to professional development, and have not received retirement or health benefits.”
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North Korean state media fell short of calling Kim Jong Un the country’s next leader, but gave clear indications that Kim Jong Il’s third son, who is believed to be in his late 20s, would succeed his father. The North said in a dispatch that the people and the military “have pledged to uphold the leadership of comrade Kim Jong Un” and called him a “Great Successor” of the country’s revolutionary philosophy of juche, or self reliance. The death could set back efforts by the United States and others to get Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions, because the untested successor may seek to avoid any perceived weakness as he moves to consolidate control. “The situation could become extremely volatile. What the North Korean military does in the next 24-48 hours will be decisive,” said Bill Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who has made several high-profile visits to North Korea. The death comes at a sensitive time for North Korea as it prepares for next year’s 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung. The preparations include massive construction projects throughout the city as part of Kim Jong Il’s unfulfilled promise to bring prosperity to his people.
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Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity awarded community development grant for Bristol project PLYMOUTH — Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a $267,000 Community Development Block Grant from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority. Several years ago, the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority purchased a parcel of land from the N.H. Department of Transportation. The plan was to sell the land to Pemi-Valley Habitat for the construction of Habitat homes. However, studies showed that infrastructure costs for wells, septic, road and drainage would exceed $200,000. In an attempt to move the project forward, Pemi-
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Saxophonist Charlie Jennison to perform at NH Jazz Center on Thursday LACONIA — The New Hampshire Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room will present the Charlie Jennison Quartet on December 22 at 8 p.m. New Hampshire based multi-instrumentalist Charlie Jennison began his jazz career in 1961 playing at Rotary clubs and at other local functions while still in junior high school. Moving to New Hampshire from Florida, he formed a jazz combo at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in
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1969 with a degree in Music Education. Jennison has shared the stage or has been in the recording studio with Tom Gallant, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy DeFranco, Alan Dawson, and Marshal Royal. Jennison will be joined by his “Iridescence” Quartet with pianist Jim Butka, bassist John Hunter, and drummer Ken Clark. General admission is $10 (doors open at 7:30). Venue is BYOB. Forinfo/reservations: call (518) 7933183 or contact email@example.com Upcoming NH Jazz Center Shows: 12/29 Nick Goumas; 1/5 Michael-Louis Smith Trio; 1/12 The Reese Project; 1/19 Harry Allen & Rossano Sportiello; 1/26 “Downtown” Bob Stannard & those Dangerous Bluesmen; 2/2 Trent Austin; 2/9 Phillip Hamilton; 2/16 Dave Liebman; 2/23 The Chronicles At right: The Charlie Jennison Quartet will perform at Pitman’s Freight Room Thursday at 8 p.m. (Courtesy photo)
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from preceding page grant and to have the opportunity to build in the town of Bristol for the very first time,” said PemiValley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Brian McCarthy. “It is very rewarding to be the first Habitat affiliate to have a project get funded and this is a testament to everyone, past and present, who helped make Pemi-Valley Habitat such a successful organization. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the town of Bristol and, in particular, the Board of Selectmen for supporting and sponsoring the grant application and to Town Administrator Michael Capone for all of his assistance. We were also fortunate to have the knowledge and experience of our grant consultant, Joia Hughes.” Pemi-Valley Habitat now needs to raise the money to construct the four homes, its match for the CDBG grant. “We are again asking the community for its support,” said McCarthy. “We have been presented with a tremendous opportunity to help four needy and deserving families realize the dream of home ownership. We now, more than ever, are counting on the generosity of the community to help us raise the necessary funds to build these homes as quickly as possible.” Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity has built 25 homes for needy and deserving families in the Plymouth area. The 26th home for the Mason family, is currently being constructed on Glove Street in Ashland. The Annual Pemi-Valley Habitat Appeal is currently underway and is accepting checkspayable to Pemi-Valley Habitat to PO Box 238, Plymouth, NH 03264. All donations are fully tax deductable. PVH is also always looking for volunteers to work at its build sites and at the ReStore in Ashland. For more information call 536-1333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Raymond C. Normandin, 90
LACONIA — Raymond C. Normandin, 90, passed away peacefully at the NH Veterans Home, Tilton, N.H. on December 18, 2011. He was the widower of Julia (O’Connor) Normandin who passed away in 1995. Ray was born on March 19, 1921 in Lowell, Mass., he son of Charles and Alice Normandin. Ray was a long time resident of Laconia having moved to NH following his service in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). He was initially assigned to Cardigan Mtn. Camp in Danbury, NH. Later he was assigned to Opechee Camp in Laconia for a brief period. Upon the closing of the CCC Camps, he joined the Merchant Marine Service during WWII. During this service, he served on several ships, successfully completing several trips across the Atlantic bringing him to many foreign lands. He was proud of his CCC duty as well as his Merchant Marine Service during WWII. Following his Merchant Marine Service, he was employed by Laconia Gas Service for several years. Later, he became a licensed plumber and worked for J H Valliere, the New Hampton School and Don Morin Associates prior to becoming self employed as R&J Plumbing. Ray loved N.H. dearly and often spoke of his fishing, hunting and camping experiences. Bowling and baseball were his other interests. He was a player
and later manager of the Laconia City baseball team in the 1950s. He was an avid sports fan, in particular the Red Sox and Patriots. Ray is survived by three sons, Michael Normandin and his wife, Barbara, of Belmont, Norman Normandin of Laconia, Raymond Normandin and his wife, Diane, of Millis, Mass. He is also survived by a brother, Kenneth Normandin, of Nashua, and a sister, Alice (Normandin) Fecteau, and her husband, Norman, of Pepperell, Mass.; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 6-8 pm in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 11am also at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association, PO Box 214, Laconia, NH, 03247. Donations will be used for the Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin NH. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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NORTHFIELD — Carol Ann (Bell) Witham, 66, of Northfield died Friday, December 16, 2011 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a battle with a long-term illness for 11 years. She was born in Franklin, February 4, 1945, daughter of the late Edward and Gladys (Rogers) Bell. She had resided in Northfield for most of her life and attended local schools. Carol was employed for over 20 years with Beede Electric in Penacook as a spring girl. She had a great fondness for animals and enjoyed visiting light houses over the years. Her family includes her husband of 48 years, Elvin R. Witham of Northfield; her daughter, Debra J. Jameson of Northfield; her son, John E. Witham and wife JoAnne of Laconia; grandchildren, Matthew Witham and wife Sarah of Northfield, Suzanne
and Kayla Jameson both of Northfield; great grandson Braydin Jameson; her sister, Eugenie Leroux and husband Roger of Tilton; sisters in law, Nancy Brown of Northfield and Janet Rand of Loudon; brothers in law, Richard Witham of Loudon, George Witham of Northfield and David Witham and wife Georgette of Webster; numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Tuesday, December 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, FranklinTilton Road in Tilton.A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 21 at 10:00 AM in the Memorial Home. Spring burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Canterbury.Contributions may be made in Carol’s name to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247-0572.For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
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Joanne M. Coffin, 67
GILFORD — Joanne M. Coffin, 67, of Sanborn Road, Gilford, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, on Saturday, December 17, 2011, after a long illness. Joanne was born July 26, 1944 the daughter of the late Joseph and Alma (O’Clair) Caldrain in Concord, N.H. Joanne worked throughout her life at GardnerJewett Fuel Oil, Public Service of New Hampshire, Metz Electronics, Laconia Clinic, Irwin Marine and the last 25 years as a homemaker. She was a mother to 6 children but a mom to many others. Joanne enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, family, friends, and great grand-children. She enjoyed Christmas, in particular, and days spent at the lake and the beach. Joanne is survived by her husband of 31 years, Sean Coffin of Gilford; five sons and daughter-in-laws, Ron and Jane O’Connor, Jr. of Gilford; Kevin and Heidi O’Connor of Gilford, Chris and Nancy O’Connor of Gilford; Jamie and Stephanie O’Connor of Navarre, Florida and Sean II and Crystal Coffin of Tamworth; one daughter and son-in-law Sonya (Coffin) and Nick Esposito of Raleigh, North Car-
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LACONIA — Gloria J. Howell, 66, of Strafford Street, died Saturday. Dec. 17, 2011 surrounded by family. Gloria was born November 8, 1945 in Binghamton, NY. Gloria is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Margaret of Manchester, N.H.; her daughter, Melissa Howell and fiance Robert Lewis of Plymouth, N.H.; and grandchildren, Sarah, Niaomi, Jonathan, Michael and Taylor.
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the church. The car can be seen in front of the Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave. in Laconia. The $50 tickets can be purchased right next door at the parish office or by e-mailing the parish office at email@example.com. Ticket sales are limited to 400, and the December 23 drawing is quickly approaching.
LACONIA — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department, will be offering a free ice fishing class open to the public on Saturday, February 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call 524-5046. The class holds a hands-on indoor session where people learn about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, and winter ecology of lakes and ponds; plus a field trip where
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Theater education program celebrates first birthday
LACONIA — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s new education program is about to turn a year old. As it approaches its first birthday, it is celebrating the great achievements made in that year including offering 30 new classes and workshops, seven weeks of vacation camp and educating over 250 kids, teens and adults. Rather then rest on her laurels, Education Director Kate Wisnioski has recently put out an even more extensive catalogue of classes and workshops beginning this January. The Winter Session of classes, held at the Playhouse’s Meredith Campus, runs from January through March and includes repeats of popular classes plus new offerings from exciting new instructors. Joining the teaching staff this year are Jennie Leonard, Jill Jones and Jim Gleich. A New Hampshire Theatre Award-winning actress, Leonard will see THEATER page 23
CAP starts new Volunteer Driver Program LACONIA — Ralph Littlefield, executive director of the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (CAPBMCI) announced the start-up of a new Volunteer Driver Program (VDP) in Belknap and Merrimack counties. He said, “This new transportation program will complement the service provided by the existing 12 Volunteer Driver Programs in the region, and will fill in the gaps for senior citizens over 59 and people with disabilities that do not live in the service area of these programs. In addition to givingrides to particular destinations such as hospitals and shopping, volunteer drivers will provide feeder service for riders to connect with the seven senior buses operating in the region, Concord Area Transit and the Winnipesaukee Transit System. This program is a key link to increasing transportation availability and connectivity throughout the region.” Susan Jutras, coordinator of CAPBMCI’s VDP explained, “The first towns where rides will be available to seniors and people with disabilities are: Hill, New Hampton and Laconia in Belknap County, and Allenstown, Concord, Pittsfield, Epsom and Chichesterin Merrimack County. To request a ride from these towns, potential riders should call 225-1989 or 5282496. For TTY, they should call 1-800-735-2964. We are starting in these cities and towns because people from these communities have volunteered to drive their neighbors. We are actively seeking out volunteers in communities throughout both counties as well as in the towns of Hillsborough and Deering. So, anyone interested in volunteering should call me at 224-8043.” She said the VDP will vastly improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities who are currently isolated and limited in their access to medical and other necessary services. The program’s first ride is for a Concord gentleman, who is unable to drive at this time, to his place of employment. He will receive transportation two days a week to and from work at New Hampshire Technical Institute. John lives in the rural northwest sec-
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tion of Concord. Two Penacook drivers have volunteers to drive him to the Concord Area Transit’s Penacook route. Kevin Chow is one of the volunteer drivers. There are 11 other VDPs in the region among them are: — American Cancer Society of NH 471-4013 — Caregivers of Southern Carroll County & Vicinity of Alton 875-5067 — Caregivers of Southern Carroll County & Vicinity of Wolfeboro 569-6780 — Caring Hands Assisting Tilton 286-4521 — COA of Kearsarge 526-6368 — Community Caregivers of Center Harbor 253-9275 — Hopkinton Dial-A-Ride 746-4357 — New Hampshire Association for the Blind (800) 464-3075 — RSVP The Friends Program Concord 228-1193 — White Birch Community Center of Henniker 428-3077 Those who live in the service area of these programs should call the numbers listed above to book a ride.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2011. There are 11 days left in the year. The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sunset. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union as all 169 delegates to a special convention in Charleston voted in favor of separation. On this date: In 1790, the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, R.I. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States. In 1864, Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, Ga., as Union Gen. William T. Sherman continued his “March to the Sea.” In 1945, the Office of Price Administration announced the end of tire rationing, effective Jan. 1, 1946. In 1961, playwright-director Moss Hart, 57, died in Palm Springs, Calif. In 1963, the Berlin Wall was opened for the first time to West Berliners, who were allowed one-day visits to relatives in the Eastern sector for the holidays. In 1978, former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman was released from prison after serving 18 months for his role in the Watergate cover-up. In 1987, more than 4,300 people were killed when the Dona Paz, a Philippine passenger ship, collided with the tanker Vector off Mindoro island. In 1989, the United States launched Operation Just Cause, sending troops into Panama to topple the government of Gen. Manuel Noriega. In 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that homosexual couples were entitled to the same benefits and protections as wedded couples of the opposite sex. One year ago: In the biggest anti-terrorist sweep in Britain in nearly two years, police arrested a dozen men accused of plotting a large-scale terror attack on targets inside the United Kingdom. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Audrey Totter is 94. Actor John Hillerman is 79. Actress Kathryn Joosten is 72. Rock musician-music producer Bobby Colomby is 67. Rock musician Peter Criss is 66. Psychic/illusionist Uri Geller is 65. Producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order”) is 65. Rock musician Alan Parsons is 63. Actress Jenny Agutter is 59. Actor Michael Badalucco is 57. Actress Blanche Baker is 55. Rock singer Billy Bragg is 54. Rock singer-musician Mike Watt is 54. Actor Joel Gretsch is 48. Country singer Kris Tyler is 47. Rock singer Chris Robinson is 45. Actress Nicole deBoer is 41. Movie director Todd Phillips is 41. Singer David Cook (“American Idol”) is 29. Actor Jonah Hill is 28. Singer JoJo is 21.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Laconia Mayor Mike Seymour is Niel Young’s guest on WEZS radio (AM 1350) at 9 a.m. (Streamed at wezs. com) Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and sill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting. 7:30 at the Meredith Public Library. Photographers of all experience levels welcome. www.lrcameraclub.com. Family Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan Brett tells a story of Gingerbread Friends and then we’ll decorate and enjoy some tasty gingerbread friends of our own. In the function room. Drop-in Rug Hooking at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 New Hampshire Catholic Charities Candlelight Vigil to remember people who died while homeless over the past year. 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Square in downtown Laconia. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion, shared learning and conﬁdentiality. For more information call the rectory at 2678174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church, 96 Main Street in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. TOP (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Friends of the Gilford Public Library meeting. 6:30 p.m. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. In the function room.
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Eastern Star supports local organizations
HOLDERNESS — Ellacoya Chapter #43, Order of the Eastern Star, at its December 14 meeting presented gifts of $200 each to three local charities. Each organization’s representative received their donation and spoke about their work in the community. Catherine Turgeron, executive director of Center Harbor, Meredith, and Moultonborough Community Caregivers, Inc., described the supportive services, such as transportation for medical appointments, errands, or friendly visits, for residents of the towns served. Volunteers provide the services and the organization is supported by donations. Peg Winton represented Nancy Cross from the Ashland/Holderness Food Pantry. She echoed, what we hear from many areas during this time of economic stress, that there are many in need of help with food.
Cheryl Gonzalez, executive director from the Visiting Nurses of Meredith and Center Harbor, was accompanied by Tom Pryor and Phyllis Hamblet, members of the board of directors. Gonxalez explained the many functions of the visiting nurses who provide skilled nursing care in homes and other functions such as blood pressure clinics and flu shots. Ellacoya Chapter #43, the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, meets at the Squam Valley Masonic Building on Rt 3/25 at the Holderness/ Center Harbor line. Members come from many towns including the Meredith, Plymouth, and Ossipee areas. Plans are continuing for a Soup and Stew Lunch on January 7 from 12-2, and a Chili and Chowder Lunch on February 12 with the profits benefiting local charities. Beginning in May, the monthly bean suppers will resume on the first Saturday of each month through October.
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Dan Littlefield, Associate Broker Jennifer Shea of Meredith Bay congratulates rafﬂe winner Maggie Braxton of Roche Realty amongst the gifts donated for the Toys for Tots organization. (Courtesy photo)
Meredith Bay hosts ‘Hard Had Party’ to rally support for Toys for Tots drive LACONIA — In response to the news that the Toys for Tots organization was “in dire straits” having reached only 10% toward its donation goal, Meredith Bay recognized it had the perfect opportunity to lend a hand. Hosting the first Open House at the new and much anticipated waterfront townhomes, Meredith Bay reached out to the local real estate community inviting them to a “Hard Hat Party” in support of Toys for Tots. Anyone who brought a new toy was entered into a
raffle for an IPad 2 donated by Meredith Bay. “We were thrilled that so many agents came from all around the lake to participate. Nearly fifty people participated, donating a tremendous amount of new toys for kids of all ages. Everyone had heard it was a challenging year for Toys for Tots and they were so happy to have a chance to help,” said Jennifer Shea, Meredith Bay’s Director of Sales.
THEATER from page 20 be offering two adult acting courses, one in movement for the stage and the other in character development. Improvisation instructor Jones will be offering classes for both teens and adults. Gleich will be offering classes in stage combat plus a one-day Family Circus Workshop where parents and children will learn together fun skills like juggling scarves and spinning plates and Chinese yo-yo’s. Other classes include Parent and Child classes for pre-schoolers, introductory acting classes for kids, puppetry classes, scenic design and painting effects classes and much more! There is even a costume-design class for teens ala Project Runway. The Playhouse has also partnered with local music instructors who
will offer private and group lessons in voice, keyboard and guitar on an individual basis. The entire course catalogue is available online at http://www.winniplayhouse.org under the Education Menu. There is an early registration discount available through December 23. Session-long courses begin the week of January 9.
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Winnisquam FFA students learning to serve community TILTON — “Living to Serve” is the last and arguably most important line of the FFA motto and members of the Winnisquam FFA Chapter have taken those words to heart. For the third year in a row the chapter is the recipient of a Rural Youth Development Living to Serve grant, administered by the USDA through the National FFA organization. This year’s $2,500 grant will help fund the continuation and expansion of a food production program started several years ago to benefit members of the Tilton, Northfield and Franklin communities. The students, who travel from seven different area high schools to take agriculture classes at Winnisquam, grow food crops at Brook Hill Farm in Sanbornton. Greg Stone, owner of the farm, approached agriculture program director Janet Rosequist in late 2008 with the idea of creating a community partnership to produce food for the area’s hungry. The first crop of 1,400 pounds of potatoes was harvested in the fall of 2009 and the majority of the
At left: Sophie LaRochelle, a senior at Merrimack Valley High School and student at the Winnisquam Agricultural Center, harvests beans at the school’s garden on Brook Hill Farm in Sanbornton. (Courtesy photo)
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Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime
Tuesday, December 20th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Teens: Teen Tin Ornament Craft
Thursday, December 22nd @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to craft a unique and special ornament to take home.
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Check out thousands of vintage photographs of historic Laconia on Lakes Region Online: most available for sale at very reasonable prices. Lakes Region History Online is a collaborative effort between Laconia Public Library, Laconia Historical and Museum Society, and the Belknap Mill Society, to provide the public with greater access to Laconia’s rich history. Search the catalog at: laconia.pastperfect-online.com For those history buffs on your list, there are thousands of vintage photographs of historic Laconia on Lakes Region History Online: most available for sale at very reasonable prices. Lakes Region History Online is a collaborative effort between Laconia Public Library, Laconia Historical and Museum Society, and the Belknap Mill Society, to provide the public with greater access to Laconia’s rich history. Search the catalog at: http://laconia.pastperfect-online.com Laconia Public Library welcomes gifts. Donations can be given to the Library in the spirit of the holidays - we will purchase materials we need or specific items you request OR donations can be given in honor or memory of a loved one.
Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime
spuds were donated to the Franklin Community Action Program’s food pantry. Since that first successful yield, students have grown and donated many more pounds of potatoes as well as squash, beans, onions and garlic. The project will continue to expand thanks to the Living to Serve grant funds, with the purchase of bees and bee keeping equipment in the works for the spring of 2012. Past years’ funds have been used to purchase a small greenhouse, a sign highlighting the community partnerships, maintenance for the school’s tractor and skid steer and a digital camera and photo printer for project documentation. The greenhouse, erected at Brook Hill Farm, will be used to grow vegetable plants for donation to local community gardens, while the sign is prominently displayed on the side of the barn. While both planting and harvesting of the crops take place during class time, the vegetables need significant care during the summer months. Students volunteer to spend time on the farm tending to the plants from the time school gets out in June until late August when classes resume. The hours spent working on the farm enable students to truly live the FFA motto: Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve. The grants are administered by USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through the National FFA Organization. For information on the “Living to Serve” program visit www.ffa.org/ltsgrants.
Raffle helps M’boro Lions Club raise $10,000
Tuesday, December 27th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Vacation Movies & More for Kids
Friday, December 30th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “Cars 2” G Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver 14 years or older.
Long Distance Hiking
Tuesday, January 10th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Long distant hiker Gordon DuBois will present a slide lecture program on hiking the Appalachian, Long (VT) and International Appalachian (QE, CN) Trails. Using slides and telling stories Gordon will share his experiences on these 3 major hiking trails of the East Coast: the people he met, the beautiful places he visited and the many interesting animals he encountered: snakes, bears, moose, caribou, wild ponies, African steers, wild boar, deer, mice, raccoons, cats, dogs and more. He will also discuss equipment and clothing needed for long distant hiking. Gordon is a New Hampshire Humanities Scholar and film maker whose real passion is long distant hiking and winter mountaineering. Admission is free.
Laconia Public Library will close Saturday, December 24th @ 2:00 Closed Monday, December 26th
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!
Moultonborough Lions Raffle co-chairs Eileen and Bob Zewski proudly present the winner, Trish Conley with a check for $5,000. (Courtesy photo)
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club annual $5,000 Fall Raffle ended on December 3 when the winning ticket was pulled at the Central School Holiday Fair by Assistant Principal Kathleen D’Haene. The lucky winner was Trish Conley from Moultonborough, who had bought the raffle ticket from Eileen Zewski, who co-chaired the Raffle with her husband, Bob. When the Zewskis presented Conley with the check for $5,000 she, in an overwhelming gesture of generosity presented them with a check for $1,000 for the Moultonborough Lions Club. Conley said “The Lions do so much for the community……I wanted to do something to help…..” Thanks to her generosity and the generosity of all those who supported the raffle, over $10,000 was raised. This money along with the money raised at the Ed Selleck Memorial Golf Tournament and weekly Bingo games will flow back into the community throughout the year. The Moultonborough Lions hold a business meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. and a dinner meeting on the third Monday starting at 6 p.m.
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Dear Annie: You frequently print letters from husbands whose wives show no interest in sex, but I’ve never seen a problem like mine. My wife loves sex. However, she will never initiate it or act seductively. If I don’t initiate sex, it doesn’t happen. We can go for weeks without it. Yet when we are intimate, she adores it. She frequently says, “This is so great. I love sex.” In addition, my wife never does anything that might provoke arousal, including kissing. No goodnight kiss, no kiss of greeting when we’ve been apart, no spooning in bed before falling asleep. It’s like we’re roommates. I’m not some unappreciative husband of an overworked wife. I do all the laundry, dishes, housecleaning, yard work, and home and car maintenance. I pay all the bills. We have identical jobs and work hours. I’m in excellent shape, and she claims our sex is amazing. Many times, I’ve explained that I’m hurt that she doesn’t find me sexually appealing. We’ve argued about this for 30 years, and she always promises to change, but it never happens. We’ve tried all kinds of marital aids and videos, but nothing helps. Every night, she watches TV, crawls into bed and goes to sleep. Am I wrong to think that a mutually rewarding, romantic, physical relationship needs to be more of a partnership? Is it wrong that I need to believe she is sexually attracted to me? -- Unhappy Husband Dear Unhappy: There could be different reasons for your wife’s behavior. She may have some deep-seated hang-ups about women behaving seductively or initiating sex. She may not be all that interested, but enjoys it once you get started. Or she may be putting on an Academy Award performance for your benefit. After 30 years, we are going to assume your wife is in menopause and whatever chance you may have had to inter-
est her has diminished substantially. This has nothing to do with finding you sexually attractive. Her libido simply isn’t up to it anymore. If she enjoys sex once you get started, please don’t focus on who makes the first move. Dear Annie: I married Bob five years ago. He is 72, and I am 68. Bob is the most loving, kind and generous man I have ever met. The problem is that I love to dance. I could go dancing four nights a week. But Bob will only take me dancing on Saturday nights, and after two hours on the floor, he’s out of gas and wants to go home. I could dance until midnight and then go out with friends for coffee. I’d be happy to let him rest while I keep dancing, but my old dance partners won’t ask me out on the floor now that I’m married. I am so angry. What should I do? -- Jane in Ohio Dear Jane: Why are you so angry? You are married to a wonderful man who takes you dancing every week. It may not be as often as you’d like, but it’s hardly deprivation. Would Bob mind if you went with friends instead? Would it bother him if you asked your old dance partners to squire you around? If those guys knew it was OK with your husband, they might be perfectly willing to step in so you could have a few more hours of fun while Bob takes a break. Find out. Dear Annie: This is for “Adopted Child,” who asked about contacting her biological family. If she doesn’t get a quick response, it’s possibly because the family is going through some difficulties. Or maybe they need more time to digest being contacted by their biological sibling. If there’s no response, I suggest the adoptee gently contact them again, perhaps in a year. Reaching out to one’s biological family can be a positive, life-changing experience, but one should be prepared for all possible outcomes. -- Another Birth Mother
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2001 Cadillac Seville SLS: 122k, Northstar, leather, very clean, loaded, NH inspected, $3,750. 387-2701.
1996 Toyota Camry LE Wagon: 1-owner, moonroof, automatic, s.i. and plate, immaculate, $2,950. 387-2701.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE: V6, auto, 119k, new tires, like new, inspected, $3,450. 387-2701.
2003 Subaru Outback Limited: 4-cylinder, 5-speed, leather, 2-sunroofs, 1-owner, spotless, inspected, $4,950. 387-2701. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606
AT Weirs Beach. Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/HW incl Laundry hook-ups. $890/month. $500 security. 296-5314. BELMONT 2-bedroom. 1st month half off, $425! + Utilities, References & security. No dogs. 630-1296 Belmont- 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. New carpet/paint. Washer/Dryer hookups, porch, deck. Private $850/Month. 617-909-9892
BELMONT: 2-bedroom duplex, washer/dryer hookups, $800/ month, 1st and $500 deposit, non-smoker. (603)455-7942.
CHILDRENS Garden Childcare: Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, pre-K environment, one acre yard, central location. 528-1857.
BELMONT: Sunny ground-level one bedroom, private road, deck, quiet country setting. Heat included $695/ month. 455-5848.
MEREDITH grandmother offering childcare in my child-friendly home. Will transport to and from school. 393-9079
Employment Wanted COMPANION job wanted. Have experience, references, insured vehicle. Cell-603-359-1361, leave message. COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 RETIRED gentleman seeking part-time job, available early morning until 1pm and after 6pm.
CLEAN UPDATED studio and one bedroom in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $600-630/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. FRANKLIN: One bedroom 2nd floor quiet area great for single or couple. $500+Utilities Animals? 934-1252 GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1300/monthly. Parking, garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208. GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $950/month plus utilities, Security
GILFORD - Cute 2 bedroom house. Washer/dryer, garage, brookside setting. $1,000/month + utilities. 387-8433
LAKEPORT- Freshly painted, big 5-room, 2-bedroom apartment with lake view. Includes washer/dryer, hardwood floors, cabinet kitchen, 2 car parking, plowing and landscaping. Huge, bright and sunny master bedroom overlooking lake. $185/Week + 4-week security deposit. No utilities, no dogs, no smoking. Proper I.D., credit check and background check required. Showings on Friday only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838
LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 2 BR Elm Street area, spacious, clean. first floor, porch, parking, washer/dryer hook ups. $825/mo. plus utilities References and deposit required. 603-318-5931 LACONIA Province St. 4 bedroom apartment. Private parking, laundry, bright & clean, no pets. $1,000/Month + Utilities. 508-423-0479. LACONIA3 bedroom clean, cozy cape near LRGH. No smokers/pets. $950/Month. 528-3789 LACONIA- 2-bedroom first floor. Onsite laundry, newly remodeled, snow removal. $850/Month, Heat/Hot water included. Call 524-0703 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house. $1,000/Month + utilities. Pets considered, references & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. Free WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 LACONIA- VERY nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Recently renovated. $175/Week. includes, heat, hot water & electric. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA-2 bedroom 2nd floor. $210/Week, heat, hot water & electricity included. Call 603-235-6901 LACONIA-DUPLEX 2 bedroom 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $900/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-8886 LACONIA-LARGE 2 bedroom 2nd floor . Quiet, clean, no pets. $800/month, Includes Heat. 556-1310
LAKEPORT: Large 1 bedroom, $170/wk utilities included, laundry on-site, parking. Security deposit & References. No dogs. 524-4428
MEREDITH– 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, 3 story townhouse style Condo. Garage, plowing, washer/dryer included. Non-Smoker. $950/month + Utilities. 603-455-7591 MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. 16X22 ft. deck, Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking, dumpster & utilities included, $850/month. 455-5660 MEREDITH Room for Rent- Quiet, beautiful home. Laundry, kitchen, cable TV, porch. $125/Week. 603-689-8683 MEREDITH- 1 bedroom cottage. Perfect for single person or couple, $450 per Month + utilities. Call 455-2831 for information Nice 1st floor 1 Bedroom apartment. Walk to town and lake. $700/Month. Secirity Deposit + utilities. No pets/No smoking. Owner occupied-call 686-2904 NORTHFIELD: 1 room efficiency cottage with kitchenette & private bath, plus additional storage space & access to coin-op laundry. $140/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom trailer in small park with coin-op laundry on site, $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
LACONIA/LAKEPORT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath. $900/Month, heat & hot water included. Call 603-235-6901. LACONIA: 3 Bedroom Apartment, $950/month, heat & hot water included. Parking provided. Washer/Dryer hookup available for stack unit. Section 8 approved. No dogs. References & security required. 603-387-2600. LACONIA: Huge, 8-room, 4-bedroom apartment. Heat/Hot Water included. Sunny, freshly painted, updated, hardwood floors, laundry room, new bathroom, sunroom. $1,250/Month 566-6815
MEREDITH: Room for Rent,. $125/Week, utilities included. Smoking OK. Contact 707-9794
LACONIA: Why rent a room when you can have your own efficiency apartment for as low as $130 per week with utilities included. References & Security deposit required. No Dogs. 524-4428
LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 3-bedroom apartment. First floor, parking. $850/mo + utilities, security/backgound check required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Quality, affordable, spacious two bedroom apartment for rent with heat and hot water included. Rent from $697 to $839 per month. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt., (603)524-6673 EHO. LACONIA: Sunny, small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200 per week. includes heat/hot water. 455-5569. LAKEPORT: Large 3 bedroom, $270/wk utilities included, parking. Security deposit & References. No
Tilton- Downtown 2 bedroom apartment. $800/Month, Heat & Hot water included. 781 315 2358 TILTON: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. WAREHOUSE/SPACE Up to 4,000 sq. ft. available with on-site office on busy Rte. 3 in Tilton. Seasonal or long term. Relocate your business or rent a spot for your toys. 603-387-6827 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water & lights. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos
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Lady Gaga voted AP Entertainer of the Year Gilford Parks and Rec department offering art classes for young children GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a 6-week art class for children ages 3 and up on Tuesday mornings from 10–11:15 a.m. This program will run for from January 19 through February 23, 2012 and will be held in Conference Room A in the Gilford Community Church. Each week children will have an
For Rent-Commercial DOWNTOWN- Main Street, $750/mth, pay own electric, heat included LAKEPORT- 53 Elm Street, $625/mth plus utilities 55 ELM STREET- $300/mth plus electric, heat included 57 ELM STREET- $650/mth, plus utilities. Security deposit & references required
For more information, please call 524-4428 OFFICE/RETAIL Space for Rent: 450 Sq.Ft. Great front building exposure! $850 per month. Everything included. Busy Route 3, 539 Laconia Road, Tilton. Call 630-2332.
SHARED OFFCES AVAILABLE IN GILFORD $425-500 per month Very nice and professional offices with shared common areas in Gilford Professional Park. Nice views, parking and well kept complex. Rent includes electricity, heat, cleaning service for common areas, central a/c and shared kitchen, as well as men and ladies' room. Contact Rob at 387-1226 and leave a message to arrange for a view. WAREHOUSE/SPACE Up to 4,000 sq. ft. available with on-site office on busy Rte. 3 in Tilton. Seasonal or long term. Relocate your business or rent a spot for your toys. 603-387-6827
For Sale 2 Mec reloaders, 20 ga. and 28 ga. Complete with owner’s manuals. Call for details (603)476-2271, (508)243-0349. 2 Tires size 225/50R17. Great tread. Rockwell Delta drill press, gas leaf blower, used twice. All best offer. 366-4174 50% off all wreaths in stock, while they last. Jim Waldron, across from Belknap Tire. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BALDWIN Piano with humidifier unit & bench. $850. Easily accessible. 253-4850 FREE- BODY by Jake Ab Scissor. Good condition. 677-6528 CHRISTMAS TREES: Open 10am-6pm. Good selection. Union Avenue, across from Belknap Tire. Jim Waldron. ELECTRIC Wheelchair: Never used, many extras, $1,500. 524-2877.
opportunity to work with different art styles and mediums based on famous artists’ preferred method. Space is limited, so register early. Cost is $60 for the session, which includes all necessary materials. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 5274722.
NEW YORK (AP) — You might say that Lady Gaga’s year really began in an egg. That’s how she arrived at the Grammys in February, encased in a large, translucent pod carried by scantily clad dancers. When she “hatched” onstage, she effectively gave birth to “Born This Way,” performing the eponymous lead single of her second studio album and anthem to self-acceptance. In 2011, the album would carry her around the
FULL-SIZE Thule. Good condition. $200 or best offer. 524-3344
FURNITURE you remove. Full size bed w/bedroom set, hutch, cedar chest and miscellaneous chairs. Call 934-3749.
LACONIA- 3 bedroom clean, cozy cape near LRGH. Asking less than assessed value. 528-3789
ITS getting cramped in here ... Office & store furniture for sale: (1) 12 gondola shelf unit, (2) 4 gondola shelf units, (1) 4-drawer filing cabinet, (1) 8-drawer filing cabinet, (1) 9-drawer filing cabinet, (1) 2-drawer filing cabinet, (1) 5 bookshelf (double sided), (1) revolving card/book display case, (2) gas heaters blue flame w/tstat, (2) 3-tier oval display tables w/glass top. Cash and credit cards accepted. ClownSupplies.com, a division of Simplicitys Wonderful World, 369 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH. 603-435-8812. Ladies professional roller skates. Size 7, with case. $50. Many power tools. 744-6107 LOVELY Brown loveseat, opens into single bed. Bought for $1100 will sell cheap. Needs space. BO 528-0482 SKI-DOO-FLEX Ski!s w/carbides. New, $400/Firm. Teck vest safety $100. 340-7066 or 366-2679 TENTERS or Tailgaters Christmas- Stainless campers kitchen. Lantern, pans, cook tools & stove. $250 253-4850 WHIRLPOOL 21 Cu. Ft. White refrigerator, top freezer, only two years old, excellent condition. $350 GE Black Microwave, like new, comes with two tone wood cart w/storage. $350 Call 603-630-2157. WOODSTOVE excellent condition, Purchased at tractor supply store, 2 yrs old. Heats 1000-1200 sq.ft. and 2 cord hardwood all for $700. 603-520-4709.
T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
Help Wanted LISACHAS Beauty Lounge in Gilford is seeking fun, friendly professional stylist, 3 NEW booths now available to rent! Contact us today, 603-527-8120. Meredith Public Library, Meredith, NH seeks a part-time custodian for six hours per week. $11.00 per hour. Job duties include vacuuming, dusting, mopping and other cleaning duties. Some heavy lifting and light maintenance. This job will require frequent bending, lifting, kneeling, carrying, pushing and standing with very little sitting. Job application may be downloaded from http://meredithnh.org/ pdfdocs/JOB_APPLICATION.pdf and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Meredith Public Library, PO Box 808, Meredith, NH 03253. Attn: Erin Apostolos. Closing date Friday, December 30, 2011. EOE.
Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
NEW mattresses ...always a great deal! Starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.
FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.
Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.
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HOUSE FOR SALE-White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Very well maintained, 3-bedroom. 1 car garage, potential in-home business options. Reduced, $145,000/OBO. By Appointment only, 524-3613
IMMEDIATE PART-TIME OPENING Delivery Driver 20 – 25 hours per week Seeking a self-motivated, dependable individual to drive morning delivery route Monday-Friday, 5 days a week. Position requires valid drivers license and clean driving record. Forklift certification a plus. Knowledge of electrical supplies helpful but not necessary.
Come join TEAM LE! Apply in person to: Laura Cameron Laconia Electric Supply 935 Union Ave. Laconia, NH 03246
Services PROFESSIONAL painter seeking homeowners and landlords who are considering a paint renovation. Free estimates, and reasonable rates. 1-802-780-9040
Roommate Wanted Looking for Room to Rent in clean home. Female with cat. $400/Month. Reliable w/references. 832-8862 REDUCED rental share with eld erly person in return for occaional rides and small repairs. Includes furnished bedroom, kitchen, private bath & utilities. 5 minutes to Wolfeboro. Call 397-2694.
Snowmobiles HOLIDAY SPECIAL- Stocking fillers 10% off all items in store! Big City Cat House 524-5954
PT Apt. setters needed, perfect mothers hours M-Sat 8:30am-1pm make FT pay with PT hours, avg. rep makes $23 an hour! Fun work environment, no exp required, must have good communication skills. For interview call 603-581-2452 STYLIST Booth Rental Available. Perfect location, clean, professional, great parking. Relaxed atmosphere. Contact 731-6230 for information.
world, where she rarely went unnoticed. After a year of extravagant globetrotting and relentless advocacy of tolerance, Lady Gaga has been voted Entertainer of the Year by members of The Associated Press. There were 135 ballots submitted by U.S. news organizations that make up the AP’s membership. Editors and broadcasters were asked to cast their ballots for who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2011.
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Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 MR. Junk. Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296 SAVE 30% on Interior Painting. I nsured, references. Call Troy at Turcotte Painting 455-9179
SALES, SERVICE, performance parts. New & used parts, complete line of accessories for Snowmobiles & ATVs. Pre-owned sleds. Lake City Cat House, 283 White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Open 7 days a week. 524-5954.
Storage Space GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage. $170 monthly. 781-710-2208. STORE your car-boat-motorcycle before the snow in a clean and secure brick building. Low-prices. (603)524-1430
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