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CONCORD — The economic recession has placed the state programs geared to safeguarding the quality of surface and ground water at risk. The four programs — wetlands, alteration of terrain, subsurface disposal and shoreland protection — all administered by

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the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES), are funded by permitting fees levied on development that fills wetlands, clears land, installs septic systems and encroaches on shorelines. Rene Pelletier, assistant director of the water division of DES, said this week that as home construction and commercial development has slowed, applications for

permits have fallen by about 30-percent and permitting fees have dropped by a commensurate amount. “It’s a big concern for us,” Pelletier said, explaining that the revenues from the fees are the sole support for the programs. “We are struggling in all these programs. Our personnel are supported by the fees. If we see FEEs page 13

Mental health leaders detail financial crisis faced by Genesis


GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort is slated to open the ski season on Friday, Dec. 10 and Media Relations Director Bill Quigley said crews are working on building a snow base for the big day. Quigley said Gunstock had hoped to open this weekend but Wednesday’s rain melted most of the snow near the base of the mountain. He said it looks like Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be very good see sKI page 12


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LACONIA — “Joki” Ringnalda, of Laconia, sleeps for about five hours each day, split between two naps. When she’s not sleeping, she’s probably crocheting. Ringnalda has spent countless hours crocheting, and


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Bus with UMass students on ski trip crashes in Vermont MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A tour bus carrying University of Massachusetts students and others on a weekend ski trip to Quebec crashed Friday on a Vermont highway, injuring 17 people. The bus, one of three traveling in a caravan, veered off Interstate 91 in Putney and went down an embankment, coming to rest on its side. Twenty-eight people on the bus were unhurt. The bus driver was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and was listed in stable condition. The group was on a private ski tour that was not affiliated with the school, UMass spokesman Patrick Callahan said. Not all the passengers on the bus were UMass students, he said. The school sent university vehicles to Vermont to transport students back to campus, Callahan said. Seven passengers were taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with cuts and bruises, and they were treated and released, spokeswoman Barbara Gentry said. An eighth had a neck injury and was X-rayed, but he, too, was released, she said. Eight passengers with minor injuries were treated and released from Springfield Hospital.

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WikiLeaks fights to stay online amid attacks LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks became an Internet vagabond Friday, moving from one website to another as governments and hackers hounded the organization, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public. The organization that has embarrassed Washington and foreign leaders by releasing a cache of secret — and brutally frank — U.S. diplomatic cables found a new home after an American company stopped directing traffic to Then French officials moved to oust it from its new site. By late Friday, WikiLeaks was up in at least three new places. “The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,” tweeted John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the online free-speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation. His message was reposted by WikiLeaks to its 300,000-odd followers. Legal pressure increased on WikiLe-

aks founder Julian Assange after Swedish authorities revised a warrant for his arrest in response to procedural questions from British officials. British law enforcement authorities have refused to say if or when Assange would be arrested. His lawyers have said they believe they would be notified of any move to arrest him but had yet to be served with a warrant as of Friday afternoon. The 39-year-old Australian is wanted on allegations of rape and other sex crimes that emerged after a trip to Sweden in August. Assange said that his arrest would do nothing to halt the flow of American diplomatic cables being released by his group and newspapers in several countries, and he threatened to escalate the rush of information if he is taken into custody. Hundreds of cables have been published by WikiLeaks and several newspapers in recent days. Assange said that all of the

cables had already been distributed in a heavily encrypted form to tens of thousands of people. If something happens to him, he suggested, the password needed to decrypt the data will be released and all the secrets will go out at once. “History will win,” Assange said in a Web chat with readers of The Guardian newspaper, one of the media organizations helping to coordinate the documents’ publication. “The world will be elevated to a better place. Will we survive? That depends on you.” WikiLeaks doesn’t depend entirely on its website for disseminating secret documents; if it were knocked off the Web, the nationless organization could continue to communicate directly with news organizations. But the site provides a direct line to the public, fulfilling the organization’s stated goal of maximum distribution for the secret documents it receives from mainly anonymous contributors.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation added only a trickle of jobs in November, far fewer than experts had expected and a reminder that the economy is still recovering only fitfully. The job market was weak all around: Stores, factories, construction companies and financial firms all cut positions. The unemployment rate nudged closer to double digits again — 9.8 percent, after three straight months at 9.6 percent.

Employers added 39,000 jobs for the month, the Labor Department said Friday. They added 172,000 in October — enough to quality as a hiring spurt in this anemic post-recession economy. “Just when it was safe to believe the labor market was firming and job growth was coming back, we were reminded that this recovery is proceeding with fits and starts,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors.

The report caught economists off guard. They had predicted 150,000 new jobs, based on a raft of recent positive reports that showed busier factories, rising auto sales and a healthy start to the holiday shopping season. The stock market seemed to take the bad news in stride. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up about 20 points at 11,382, not far from its post-recession high. see UNEMPLOYMENT page 8

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Obama & troops cheer each other during president’s surprise visit to Afghanistan BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — In a rousing holiday-season visit, President Barack Obama on Friday told cheering U.S. troops in Afghanistan they’re succeeding in their vital mission fighting terrorism. But after he flew in secrecy for 13 hours to get here, foul weather kept him from nearby Kabul and a meeting to address frayed relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Obama’s surprise visit to the war zone, his second as president, came 10 days before he is to address the nation about a new review of U.S. strategy to defeat the Taliban and strengthen the Afghan government so American troops can begin leaving next year. The trip also came at a particularly awkward moment in already strained U.S. relations with Afghanistan because of new and embarrassing leaked cables alleging widespread fraud and underscoring deep American concerns about Karzai. There was no mention of that as the president spoke

to more than 3,500 service members packed into a huge airplane hangar. After his remarks, he spent more than 10 minutes shaking hands, going around the hangar three times as they grabbed his hand and held cameras and cell phones high to take photos. Obama stayed on this U.S. military base, the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division, the entire time he was here, just under four hours. He huddled with U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan and U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry. And he visited wounded soldiers at a base hospital, personally dispensing five Purple Hearts to wounded service members. “Because of the progress we’re making, we look forward to a new phase next year, the beginning of the transition to Afghan responsibility,” Obama told the troops. He thanked them for their efforts, noting the difficulty in being away from home during the holidays, and they repeatedly cheered him in return.

He said the U.S. was continuing “to forge a partnership with the Afghan people for the long term.” And he said, “we will never let this country serve as a safe haven for terrorists who would attack the United States of America again. That will never happen.” There are now about 150,000 coalition forces in Afghanistan, roughly 100,000 of them Americans. The U.S. and its NATO partners agreed last month in Lisbon, Portugal, to begin turning over control to local Afghan authorities in 2011, with a goal of completing that transition by the end of 2014. White House officials said gusty winds and swirling dust led them to cancel Obama’s planned helicopter visit to Kabul, about 30 miles north of here. A backup plan for a secure videoconference was also scrapped. Waheed Omar, a Karzai spokesman, said the Afghan leader was “not upset” that the palace visit was scuttled. He noted that the two leaders had met during the conference in Lisbon and discussed the situation in Afghanistan in detail.

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Obama needs challenge from independent left “What do the next two years hold?” I asked in my column in The Nation, right after the Nov. 2 elections. “Already there are desperate urgings from progressives for Obama to hold the line. Already there are the omens of a steady stream of concessions by Obama to the right. There’s hardly any countervailing pressure for him to do otherwise. In the months ahead, as Obama parleys amiably with the right on budgetary discipline and deficit reduction, the anger of the progressive left will mount. At some point a champion of the left will step forward to challenge him in the primaries. This futile charade will expire at the 2012 Democratic National Convention amid the rallying cry of ‘unity.’” One person who has now stepped forward in answer to my call is the billionaire George Soros, the former currency trader and dispenser of billions to favored causes, most recently California’s failed promarijuana initiative. Last week, Soros confided at a private gathering in Washington, D.C., of a group of progressive movers and shakers known as the Democracy Alliance that Democratic donors direct their support somewhere other than the president. Soros told those in attendance that he is “used to fighting losing battles but doesn’t like to lose without fighting.” “We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line,” he said. “And if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.” The description of Soros’ sensational remarks appeared in the Huffington Post, citing unnamed sources who were presumably at the private meeting. The story cited Michael Vachon, an adviser to Soros, as not disputing the story, though “Vachon also clarified that the longtime progressive giver was not referring to a primary challenge to the president. ‘Mr. Soros fully supports the president as the leader of the Democratic Party. ... He was not suggesting that we seek another candidate for 2012.” So if Soros doesn’t favor a Democratic primary challenge against Obama and supports the president as head of the Democratic Party, but also says “it’s time to start looking somewhere else,” what exactly does he want? When he denies seeking another candidate for 2012, is he referring only to a rival Democratic candidate? As I stressed in my Nation column, any primary opponent to the president inside the Democratic Party is doomed: Obama would survive any such challenge. Moreover, the White House deserves the menace of a convincing threat now, not some desperate intra-Democratic Party challenge late next year by Michael Moore or kindred mutineer.

There has to be an independent challenge. My view is that we have a champion in the wings and one whom I am sure Soros would be only too happy to support. This champion of the left with sound appeal to the sane populist right was felled Nov. 2, and he should rise again before his reputation fades. His name is Russ Feingold, currently a Democrat and the junior senator from Wisconsin. I urge him to decline any job proffered by the Obama administration and not to consider running as a challenger inside the Democratic Party. I urge him, not too long after he leaves the Senate, to raise — if only not to categorically reject — the possibility of a presidential run as an independent; then, not too far into 2011, to embark on such a course. Why would he be running? Unlike Teddy Kennedy challenging Jimmy Carter in 1979, Feingold would have a swift answer: to fight against the Republicans and the White House in defense of the causes he has publicly supported across a lifetime. He has opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His was the single Senate vote against the Patriot Act; his was a consistent vote against the constitutional abuses of both the Bush and Obama administrations. He opposed NAFTA and the bank bailouts. He is for economic justice and full employment. He is the implacable foe of corporate control of the electoral process. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in January was aimed in part at his landmark campaign finance reform bill. A Wisconsin voter wrote me in the wake of the election, “Feingold likely lost because his opponent’s ads, including billboards with pictures of him and Obama, as well as TV and radio ads, and last-minute phone bursts, convinced many voters that he has been a party-line Democratic insider all these years.” What an irony! Feingold has always been of an independent cast of mind, and it surely would not be a trauma for him to bolt the party. Ralph Nader, having rendered his remarkable service to the country, having endured torrents of undeserved abuse from progressives, should hand the torch to Feingold as a worthy heir to that great hero of Wisconsin, Robert La Follette. The left must abandon the doomed ritual of squeaking timid reproaches to Obama, only to have the counselors at Obama’s elbow contemptuously dismiss them, as did Rahm Emanuel, who correctly divined their near-zero capacity for effective challenge. Two more years, then four more years, of the same downward slide, courtesy of bipartisanship and “working together”? No way. Run, Russ, Run!

LETTERS Obama will be moving away from Democrats over next 2 years To the editor, Ed Allard must be totally aghast! It is clear that Obama is likely going to EXTEND the tax cuts for ALL for at least two years. That includes all those rich folks that Ed always wants to take for a good financial “ hair cut” no matter what. Almost half of Americans already pay no income tax and millions actually get a tax refund not having ever paid a single penny in income taxes through the magic of the earned income tax credit. The top 20-percent ( the rich) already pay about 80-percent of all the costs to run government. What ever we all pay to run government if it is more than a buck we are over paying for what we get. Eighty percent of America thinks the DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS fails their jobs. Need I say more? Read Ed’s many rants, most have the same fundamental theme, which is. Hi ,”I’m far-left Democrat Ed Allard here to protect all you sheep from Republicans, the wealthy, greedy banks, Wall Street and every profitable business in America from your local doctors clinic to big oil; these guys are all wolves with big teeth waiting in ambush to fleece you and do you harm”. This logic assumes that the average Democrat is without sufficient brain power and common sense to make judgments and assessments for themselves. It portrays all these people and organizations as Democrats worst enemy. Is that honestly how we make a better America for all and a better economy? That logic is inherent in the socialist, central planning and control delusion that brains in Washington (and heads of the party) are smarter than you are. That is the Democratic theory. How do you feel about them thinking for you? Frankly, I like people who think for them selves The embarrassing repudiation of

Obama’s agenda has finally reached his brain. He now has the fight of his political life on his hands to stay in office. Only 35-percent of the public give Obama an approval rating on his handling of the economy and only 42-percent give him a general overall approval rating. These numbers are the LOWEST of his presidency. These are numbers that are almost impossible to get re elected with especially with the enthusiasm, and energy Republicans will be using to get him removed from office. Over the next two years Obama will “ dump” on anyone not seen as critical to his re-election, including millions from his own party. He will throw anyone under the bus for his re-election. If that means compromising and moving center to appeal to more independent and moderate voters, he will do it. The extension of the Bush tax cuts is DNA evidence of that fact. If he had not been shellacked there would have been no compromise. Just more of the class warfare game appealing to his base. Democrats like Ed are going to find a tough slog for the next two years. Most pleasing Obama will be growing a new set of you know what. They will look a lot more Republican in size and shape than Democrat. Obama believes the true Democrat, in general, will still vote for him no matter what he does that infuriates them. The next election his neck is on the line and so is the White House. For a change Obama is absolutely right. Can you see Ed voting for Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin (now there is a laugh, you see my point) no matter he does? I can’t. I would say Obama has Ed and all the Democrats in a bind and Republicans have Obama on the run for his political life. Tony Boutin Gilford

Concord couple found my wallet & drove it up to my Laconia home To the editor, This is to say WE do have some HONEST people around here. I left my pocketbook in a cart at Walmart in Tilton on Oct. 28. Whoever found it DID NOT pass it in. They stole it! They threw out my cell phone as it was no good to them, someone brought it to

Verizon and I got that back. My son in law got a call a week later from someone who had found my pocket book, I had his number in it, by the Salisbury N.H. dump. Now I have that back, less the wallet! Yesterday, Dec. 1, a very nice couple see next page

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LETTERS Short-handed Marine Patrol all the more reason to stick with limits To the editor, This writing is in response to Jeff Craigie’s letter of Dec. 3: Obviously, my letter of the previous day was being facetious. To suggest it was serious but belonged in the comics section makes me wonder how you felt about SOBNH’s press release about their virtually identical “Safety Enhancement” speed limit repeal bill. All I did was change some nouns. Doesn’t that belong in the comics section too?...but that one was suppose to be serious. Obviously, my point is that the exact same arguments for opening up boating speeds again will simply re-open all the problems that brought about the need for the very effective and much-loved Winnipesaukee speed limit in the first place. Namely, those few trouble making cowboys who did not know how to slow down without defined limits before will again feel license to make up there own speed limit and the circle will just come back around. How can we not trust them to decide how many margarita’s is safe if we are trusting them to decide how fast is safe? The comparison is apples to apples. Admit it. Our problem has never been with responsible off-shore boaters. Our problem (your problem too) has always been with the handful of irresponsible cowboys who were flying around the lake and not recognizing the mayhem they were inflicting on the rest of us . . . the “thunder boaters”. I hope you are not defending them. They ruined things for everyone, especially you.. Kids need to be given curfews and defined limits...9 o’clock..four cookies...take a bath. They cannot decide from themselves. They are not mature or responsible enough. Cowboys and drunks are just big kids. I know you are not a cowboy or a drunk, so I know you will agree with this, right?

But unfortunately, there is no way to make rules for them that we all will not need to obey with them. While I am obviously not condoning drunk boating or letting drunks make up their own laws, every single argument for letting one of those cowboys decide how fast he thinks is safe can be applied to letting a habitual drunk decide how many drinks he thinks is safe. In the end, we can reconstruct the accident and determine that she was going too fast and drinking more than was “reasonable and prudent” for the conditions, and was therefore breaking the law, but she did not know that because she had a different idea of “reasonable and prudent” than we expected, using our adult minds. And meanwhile, even though there were no other boaters out there in the middle of the night in the rain, her passenger is dead and many lives are ruined. If the Marine Patrol is going to be short-budgeted and short-staffed next year, then all the more reason to stick with our definitive law that even kids can understand and that has worked so well for the past two years to restore civility and safety to our lake. 45 is 45. I don’t have to go look for an MP officer to ask if 75 is okay today. I don’t have to drag an officer off the lake and into court to tell the judge why he let me go 55 one day, then ticketed me for going 35 the next. Do what you want on the other lakes, but please leave Winnipesaukee alone just the way it is. We are very happy with it. But the bottom line is just what Barrett said in yesterday’s Monitor story; “With all the serious issues that the Legislature needs to deal with, there might be better things to focus on.” He hits the nail right on the head. Ed Chase, Meredith

Big pharma does not want you to know about alternative meds To the editor, I want to respond to Russ Wiles letter on Tuesday November 30 in The Laconia Sun. I just want to let him know he is right on the money on the vaccines we all get. He is right about everything he says, and that includes the milk, etc. Also, holistic, homeopathic and naturopathic is the way to go — instead of all these medications that are given to people. We are the ones who make up the list of side effects. These drugs are bad. They give the doctors trips and other perks if they can get you to take their perscription. There are other safer ways to do this. The pharmacutical companys will block anything that works. So you need to be educated and take care of your own body. The doctors are not always right. from preceding page came to my door and said they had found something of mine. IT WAS MY WALLET. All the credit cards and the check book were of no use to any one as I had canceled all of them. But I had put aside quite a lot of money in a folder tucked away. The person or persons who took my pocketbook were not too good. They never

You can boost your own immune system like Russ was saying. I have done naturopathic medicine all my life and never had to be on blood pressure medicine. Today the elderly take more medication and are in a fog. They have a side effect with one medication then are given another for the side effect and the list goes on. Before you know it they are taking 15 medications. Believe me there is a better way. Russ Wiles has given us good information, which is true. We have a cure for many diseases. Big PHARMA does not want you to know about alternative medications. I remember when you went to the drug store (COMPOUND PHARMACY), the medication was made for you and a specific need. You did not have the side effects see next page found this money. I want to THANK Ellen and Barry of the Concord area who found the wallet and found the money and brought it to my house all intact. There was $250 there and they never thought of keeping it. Just to show THERE ARE GOOD HONEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, STILL. June Houle Laconia

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LETTERS Ward Bird’s conviction was a violation of fundamental citizenship To the editor, Ward Bird has received the mandatory sentence of three to six years in state prison, which is excessively cruel and harsh punishment. This penalty is unusual and in my opinion a violation of our federal constitution which permits us to bear arms. Is not a man’s home his castle? This verdict is “grossly disproportionate” to the crime. Here is the classic case of restricting the power of the people. The prosecution may have won his case on legalese and jargon. But I had always believed that the legal system was the vanguard of truth and justice and to protect us from bad practice. Ward may have inadvertently committed a breach of an obscure N.H. firearms law. He was in possession of his firearm. It was not loaded. He exercised discretion by ordering a trespasser off his property and did not show malicious intent. The controversy stemmed from an allegedly questionable trespass. Ward assert his right to have a trespasser leave. He is now denounced for wanting her removed and cited for possession of a deadly weapon which is a firearm and the attempted use of his pistol. I ask the judge, members of the judiciary and amicus curiae or friends of the court to reevaluate these proceedings and express their expert opinion. Ward did not express malicious intent. Why steal his right to work the good earth by exercising his right to defend his property and family. He was not inciting revolution. The courts were violating the Code of Professional Responsibility for lawyers when they came up with this verdict. They did not adequately explain why Ward should be disciplined for owning a firearm and directing a tresfrom preceding page that you have today. These VACCINES like the H1N1 are in the regular flu VACCINE. The media will not tell us about any of the side effects. Way to go RUSS WILES! We need more people like you to wake up! Anna DeRose Moultonborough

passer off his property. This entire affair has the ring of a mock trial. You have the courts driving this man into further destitution. From a clear legal perspective, it’s an issue of the right of Americans to own a firearm. It is the same as the issue of academic freedom which gives Leo Sandy the right to express his opinions in The Laconia Sun and we do not infringe on his free speech rights. The community, through letters to the editor, discusses the particular merits and demerits of his issues. We do not lock Leo Sandy up for his liberal-leftist leanings or a student who plagiarizes. We need protests and mass action to adjust this runaway failure of justice. The case is aggravated by the federal constitution’s guaranteed right to bear arms. The New Hampshire courts are frowning on this right. This is not a time to exercise forbearance. It is a time to act before similar measures are taken and imposed on us by the heavy hand of the police and courts. The implications of this case or enormous to academics and to all that values justice. Perhaps professor Sandy will weigh in on this decision. Judges are not free from mistakes and bad practice. This is not an attempt to smear the judiciary or the justices, but this looks like a fix. Ward is being cheated of his rights. If we permit this to happen, we succumb to graver forms of corruption. This represents the new standard the new change the public asked for in the Barack Hussein Obama elections. Ward does not have a cosmopolitan background and did not attend Ivy League colleges. He has no ideology. He is not dangerous or menacing. He is a noble native of the soil wanting to feed his family, in privacy and expecting independence and justice. Here you have an enigmatic figure puzzled by the mystery of police actions and legal events. He is a small-time, independent farmer, and hunter, selfmade entrepreneur, owner/operator of Picnic Rock farm on Rt 3 in Meredith. We expected the courts to show some honest understanding to his predicament and “the spirit of the law.”

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This can happen to any of us. You are sitting at home eating lunch minding your own business and the world comes tumbling down all around you when police cars arrive and you are handcuffed treated like a criminal and aggressively placed in a dark prison cell with bars, and denied any freedom. Imagine the shock and degradation. Ward was powerless to resist or refute. He was just seized and persecuted. He did not rob, rape, pillage, torture, massacre; loot the wealth and resources of the local populace. No, Ward was enjoying the quiet privacy of his small simple cottage in the woods. Maybe it is because Ward is not living in a McMansion, is conservative and on the outskirts of the town. He works by the sweat of his brow to earn a simple living from the land. He is no man’s slave. The broad sweep of U.S. History is characterized by poor men and women systematically struggling against oppression and despotism — always fighting for justice and a fair shake. This act by the state is an implacable denial of his political rights, and dehumanization of the man. I step forward because I think he was judged harshly. The conviction is a violation of his fundamental guarantees of American citizenship. It seems his rights have been suddenly suspended. I have this desperate urge to scream, “stop this” and expose it for what it is — an injustice. I share our American ideal. Ward is not a hustler or on the bread line, asking for handouts. He has been plunged into the Theater of the Absurd, similar to figures in Franz Kafka novels. We are witnessing a miscarriage of justice. He deserves our understanding and classical justice. He may not a have the demeanor or gravitas that the judge requires, but he is an American, like Thoreau, living a basic simple existence. Consider the ocean of ink and blood spilled extolling simple back woods virtues, and back to nature life style to generations of American students. Justice runs in the veins of Americans. How little this is demonstrated in the decision by this New Hampshire judge. Check your license place: “Live Free or Die”. I don’t like it when the little guy is stepped on.

I’d like to launch an effort to free this American. He deserves liberty not prison. My elementary history book noted the statement by an American patriot, “Give me liberty or give me death.” If we aspire to freedom and limitations on government, then it is essential we not concede our rights to an all-powerful judiciary. Make no doubts, jailing Ward was a menacing act. Our basic American ideals are at stake. Jailing Ward was unjust and grossly disproportionate to the alleged crime of owning a firearm. Larger issues are at stake. This decision is a symbol of what is yet to come. It is more about our government and our judiciary. For the government it is an embarrassing case. A man is innocently sitting at home and his property is violated by an intruder whom he asks to leave. This heavyhanded court decision was rash and totally unnecessary and misplaced vigilance. It is a controversial decision because Ward was denied his due process rights. It is his word against the trespasser. There are no witnesses. If Ward inadvertently and deliberately owned a firearm then he can plead incompetence. But he didn’t act deliberately. He figured every man has the right to own a gun. This case is about a vastly expanding authority of the government. It is a case about power, control and bringing the public under the heel of the state. It about legislation imposing new rules and hefty prison sentences, essentially forcing us to give up our guns. This is not a credible and best possible decision. I exhort the courts to abandon their decision. I am alarmed by it. We can not allow a taint of doubt to smear the judiciary because we look at justices not as people but as really above the ordinary citizens of this country. Who conducted this criminal investigation into the rights of owning a firearm and what triggered the charges? If Ward brandished a gun in the course of the blow-up at his home who’s contention is it that he committed a crime when threatened by a trespasser. There is sensitivity to the proceedings but we have to challenge the courts disproportionate sentences for ownership of a firearm. see LETTER page 8 Route 3 ~ Winnisquam 524-1984

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value lost in Gilford was in lowerpriced trailers and prefabricated single family homes. “The high-end market has remained stable,” he said. In October, the N.H. Department of Revenue set the town’s tax rate at $17.62 per $1,000 assessed value — a 1.4-percent increase over last year driven by a .2-percent drop in value. Cocoran told selectmen that many have said their homes are assessed at more than a potential sales price and he allowed that in some cases that is true. “But you have to look at the sales,” he said explaining that assessments are based only on sales, a value that is “backward looking.” He also said only “arms-length” or sales based on market factors are considered when determining assessments. For example, if someone sells their home to a relative at a reduced price the sale price is not factored into the towns overall values because it has no basis in market value. He also said “short sales” — or sales of homes where the mortgage exceeds the value — are not considered. He said there are approximately 5,200 units of housing in Gilford.

UNEMPLOYMENT from page 2 The November jobs report may prove to be just a temporary setback because economic recoveries are often bumpy. But for now, hiring is so weak that the economy isn’t creating even enough jobs to keep up with the growth in the work force. It takes about 125,000 new jobs a month to do that and keep the unemployment rate stable. Economists say it would take up to 300,000 new jobs a month to reduce the unemployment rate significantly. “It will be a long haul back to normalcy,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics. The rate, now at a seven-month high, has exceeded 9 percent for 19 straight months, the longest stretch on record. It could pass 10 percent, as it did briefly in late 2009, again next year. “Employers are still cautious about

hiring and are testing waters before taking on full-time employees,” said Sung Won Sohn, economist at California State University, Channel Islands. Vice President Joe Biden called the unemployment figures disappointing and pressed lawmakers to extend long-term unemployment benefits, which expired this week, before Congress adjourns for the year. Programs that provide up to 99 weeks of extra aid to nearly 2 million unemployed people expired at the end of November because Congress failed to extend them. Some of them are starting to lose their benefits as the holidays arrive. Negotiators are considering extending the tax cuts temporarily, from one to three years. Democrats and the White House also want to extend unemployment benefits for one year as well as several tax credits included see next page

LETTER from page 8 This mandatory penalty is cruel and unusual punishment for ownership of a weapon. This action reveals deficiencies in the courts and the law. The testimony and documents available do not show that this incident was a life-threatening.. What this is startling is the revelation on the direction that the courts are taking in the ownership of firearms. The potential damage to our fundamental rights are far reaching. You have a hastily convened hearing, allegations are made and a man is locked up for a minimum of three to six years! He has not committed extortion or exploited anyone at his vegetable stand. He demanded a trespasser leave his land deep in the forest. He lives with his family has the occupation of farmer and businessman selling his own produce. The

effect of this decision is a paean to a more sophisticated and exciting Lakes Region. We are grateful that Ward has shown us the ineptitude of the legal system and the judge’s determination that he so seriously damaged the trespasser by owning a firearm that he should spend three years behind bars unable to farm his fields, and put food on the table for his family by selling produce on Rte. 3, Meredith. This is truly startling. I’m obsessed by the case. Let’s check in with the countries law schools. Anonymously write your police chief, country attorney Robin Gordon, Rep. Betsey Patten, Councilor Ray Burton & Governor Lynch, CNN, Fox News, Hannity. Mr. Bird sitting in prison for the next 3-6 years is a miscarriage of justice. Richard Gunnar Juve Meredith


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WikiLeaks connection puts Manchester company in the spotlight MANCHESTER (AP) — A New Hampshire company thrust into the international spotlight over its connection to the WikiLeaks website used the state’s “Live Free or Die” motto Friday to explain its decision to sever its ties to the site. EveryDNS, which was acquired by Manchesterbased Dyn Inc., in January, had been directing traffic to the website, but pulled the plug on WikiLeaks’ domain Thursday after cyber attacks threatened the rest of its network. WikiLeaks responded by moving to a Swiss domain name,, and by late Friday was up in at least three new websites. In a statement posted on the EveryDNS website Friday, the company said it was following established policy in not putting any one of its hundreds of thousands of users ahead of any others. It insisted it was not taking a position on the contents of wikileaks. org, which specializes in publishing leaked material and has posted hundreds of secret government documents online this week. “Regardless of what people say about the actions of, we know this much is true — we

believe in our New Hampshire state motto, Live Free or Die,” the company said. DNS, which stands for “Domain Name System,” acts like a phone book for the Internet, translating a domain name like into a number that points to a specific host computer. According to its website, Dyn Inc. provides DNS services, e-mail, domain registration and virtual servers to 4 million home, small business and corporate users, including Twitter, CNBC, Netflix and Photobucket. Not bad for a company that started 12 years ago as a free service based in a college apartment and has grown to 56 employees. Though the company’s CEO, Jeremy Hitchcock, declined to be interviewed Friday, information on the company’s website paints a picture of a team of hardworking young employees enjoying their success. The company hosts “DynTini” cocktail parties. It posts videos on YouTube poking fun at employees’ addiction to coffee and commitment to customer service. Last year, the company launched a “DNS is Sexy” marketing campaign, with a Top 10 list of reasons that included “When you have a rock solid

network like ours, you don’t even require a support team, just a bunch of ninjas.” “We are constantly being asked how we are able to operate with such edginess in all that we do,” the company said in a brief describing its latest marketing plan, dubbed “Taking it to the Streets,” a plan to visit clients around the country to share its approach and learn from customers. Two years ago, Business NH Magazine named Dyn Inc. the second-best small company to work for in New Hampshire. According to the magazine article, the company pays 100 percent of the health and dental premiums for its employees and their families, provides up to $4,000 a year in tuition reimbursement for workers who further their education and gives workers a paid day off to volunteer at the charity of their choice. On its website, the company describes itself as “Self-funded, boot strapped, profitable,” and says it is focused on the long term, not a quick buck. “We understand that there is a fine line between being creative and cool versus being pompous and exuberant,” it said.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Police investigating an arson fire at the Islamic center where the Somaliborn suspect in a Portland mass killing plot sometimes worshipped have searched a neighboring home and taken cell samples from the man who lives there, the FBI said Friday. Authorities have been looking into whether the blaze at Corvallis’ Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center was in retaliation for the alleged plot at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. The man was identified in court documents as Cody Crawford, 24. No one has yet been arrested, according to the FBI. An affidavit says the house was searched Monday, a day after someone tried to burn the center. The document says Crawford and his mother live 200 feet from it. No one came to the door Friday night when an Associated Press reporter knocked.

In the bomb plot, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, has pleaded not guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction during the annual lighting of the Portland’s Christmas tree. The FBI said it arrested Mohamud after a sting operation that featured six 55-gallon drums rigged to look like a bomb and placed in a van across the street from the square. The affidavit says police at the house Monday took computer and photo gear, propane bottles and a propane burner tip, a cigarette lighter, two plastic bottles, a gasoline can, a small wire with a burned fiber and a white powdery substance. Police also took swabs from Crawford’s from his hands on Monday and his mouth on Tuesday, but the records did not explain why. The affidavit says an officer asked Crawford why someone might burn the mosque. “Because they

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Santa stops in Center Harbor Santa Claus arrives at E.M. Heath’s Supermarket in Center Harbor in grand style on Engine #4 Friday evening much to delight of dozens of children and their families awaiting his visit. Later (left), Braedyn, Ryan and Jordyn Carroll enjoy some personal time with the great man, inside the store. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

GENESIS from page one the prospects for the remainder of the year appear equally bleak. “We are treating this as a challenge, a very serious challenge,” said Cinde Warmington, chairman of the Board of Directors, “and we are committed to addressing it in a way that protects our communities.” She said that the board held a half-day retreat to weigh the situation where the management team suggested changes in operations and reductions in expenditures. But, Warmington noted, “these proposals would not offset the projected losses. That is the challenge.” Ann Nichols, a longtime member and former chairman of the board who serves on the finance committee, said that “it’s a combination of a lot of things coming together all at once. The economic situation. Increased demand for services. Actions at the state level. I don’t want to say it’s perfect storm, but . . . . “

“Mental health services have taken hit after hit after hit,” Nichols stressed. “The quality of care and the capacity of the system is at risk.” She said that news of tragedies from elsewhere in the county is “what keeps us up at night” and wondered “is it going to take something like that close to home to make us realize we need to do something? State law (RSA 135-C:13) requires community mental health centers to serve all “severely mentally disabled” persons regardless of their ability to pay. The overwhelming bulk of Genesis’s clients qualify for Medicaid or Medicare while a very small proportion have private insurance. In addition, Genesis is required to provide emergency services around the clock every day of the year. The agency’s annual operating budget is about $8-million. Medicaid represents about three-quarters of Genesis’s revenue with Medicare contributing another


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Brennan and his fellow soldiers. Hawkins said the relief association will be at the junior varsity game, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and the following varsity basketball game on Friday to raise funds to pay for the shipping costs. Exact details are still being decided, but he said the association would most likely offer a 50-50 raffle and staff a table soliciting cash donations. Hawkins said the soldiers have requested some practical items, such as nails and screws, as well as morale-boosting items such as magazines, movies and letters from high schoolers. “What better thing to do than send some things over there and let them know we’re thinking of them,” said Hawkins. — Gail Ober

from preceding page “We have to look at everything,” Warmington said. She said that compensation and benefits for some 130 employees represented 83-percent of operating expenses. “We cannot provide mandated services for the most vulnerable people without a solid, stable and capable workforce,” she declared. Noting that wages and salaries have not risen since July, 2007, Warmington said that the board “was not expecting more sacrifice from the employees.” Nichols pointed out that although Genesis is one of the smaller community mental health agencies, it serves a relatively large catchment area, which adds to its costs. “We’ve been on the leading edge of trying to meet that challenge,” she said. “We were among the first to use tele-medicine to access the three hospitals — Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin General Hospital and Speare Memorial Hospital — without putting staff on the road or making clients wait.” With minimal capacity to address personnel costs, Warmington said that the board was eying the adult outpatient program, which offers short-term therapy for clients suffering episodic mental distress arising from stressful situations like a trying divorce or death of a loved one. Unlike other service, the adult outpatient program is not mandated and funded entirely by fees. Pritchard said that the program has grown 36-percent in the past five years and currently serves 550 clients. However, the program operated at loss of $89,000 last year and is projected to end this year $250,000 in the red. Warmington said the board also intends to encourage local businesses to consider providing full or

part-time employment to those with mental illness. “Many of our clients are intelligent, skilled people fully capable of handling any number of jobs,” she said, emphasizing that employment would not only enable clients to pay a greater share of the cost of their care but also place them in settings that would support the treatment of their condition. Liz Merry, a former state representative from Sanbornton who recently joined the board, intends to pursue legislation that would relax the requirement that the agency provide all medically necessary services to all clients, whether or not they can pay. She would propose that if a client cannot pay, the agency would be entitled to prioritize the services it provides rather be bound to provide whatever services the person needs. “It’s rationing,” Pritchard conceded. “But, the state capped the functional support services we provide some clients at two-and-a-half hours a day because it did not want to pay the cost. Should we be expected to go on providing services we don’t get paid for?” she asked. Warmington said that Genesis will also be making a stronger approach to municipalities and the counties served for funding. Currently they contribute about two-percent of revenues. She said that the treatment the agency provides spares costs to police departments, correctional facilities and the court system as well to hospitals. In 2010, Genesis served 3,318 clients, a third of them from Laconia, from the eleven municipalities of Belknap County and 13 towns in Grafton County. The clients included 1,026 children, 2,032 adults and 260 seniors.

GUNSTOCK from page one snow-making days. He said the company has invested $1.5-million in upgrades to the snow-making system and the entrance to the area and anticipates a great year. He said the new bridge and entrance should be completed Thursday. “Season pass sales are up, Website visits have increased and all the indicators are good,” Quigley said. Guntock Mountain Resort makes snow on 90-percent of its alpine trails and a considerable portion of

its 33 miles of cross-country trails. He said the variety of activities offered by Gunstock, like cross-country skiing and the outlet malls — coupled with its less-than-an-hour-away commute from the southern part of the state and Boston area make it a perfect family destination. He also said Gunstock is offering “phenomenal” deals for families and night skiing.

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Garnett piles up 20 points & 17 boards as Celtics beat Bulls BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett scored 20 points with a season-high 17 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo scored 12 and had 19 assists on Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to their sixth straight win, a 104-92 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Ray Allen scored 14 and Paul Pierce had 18 for Boston, which never trailed. Derrick Rose scored 20 with eight assists, and Joakim Noah had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Chi-

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FEES from page one can’t pay our people, the programs would have to stop,” he said. Pelletier said that DES developed the fee structure to spare the cost of environmental protection on the state general fund, which contributes only $26-million, or about nine-percent, of the agency’s annual operating budget of some $229-million. Approximately $12-million, nearly half of the money appropriated from the general fund, is distributed to cities and towns in the form of sewer and water grants. “The fee revenue is down,” Pelletier said, “but, the workload hasn’t shrunk. The compliance issues never go away, no matter what happens to the economy.” He said that staff and resources were being shuffled between the programs to address the most pressing issues and make the most efficient use of personnel. In particular, he stressed that the division was making every effort to minimize the turnaround time on permit applications “so we can do

what we can to help the economy along.” Jared Teutsch, president of the New Hampshire Lakes Association, shares Pelletier’s concerns. He said that the quality of water in lakes, ponds and rivers, which contributes significantly not only to the quality of life but also to the economic vitality of the state, requires the effective pursuit of these programs. Pelletier said that “environmental protection has always enjoyed strong support from our legislature because our legislators know what it means for the quality of life.” However, just when DES may need help from the Legislature, some of that support may be eroding as lawmakers wrestle with a large budget deficit and question the economic impact of government regulation. Representative Andrew Renzullo (R-Hudson), a co-chair of the House Republican Alliance, has filed a bill to repeal the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act in its entirety.

AFGHANS from page one barely-appropriate joke into a conversation or to pull out a photo album – one of three contained within large bags she carries everywhere she goes – to flip through dozens of photos of her cat, “Know-Nothing Norman,” wearing various outfits and costumes. Although there was a time in her life when she was self-conscious, picked on by others, Ringnalda is now comfortable in her own skin. Many years ago she traded the figure-minimizing drab colored clothing for bright printed shirts, and she is hard to miss today with her bright red, fuzzy hat. Now, when people on the bus complain that she talks too much, Ringnalda simply reaches into one of her bags and hands out pairs of earplugs. The 66 year-old Franklin native moved to Laconia four years ago after she and her partner Arnie Regent retired. Joki, started knitting when she was 20 and switched to crocheting more than three decades ago. With more time on her hands, she had more time to engage in her favorite past-time. She’s also found a way to put her productive crocheting abilities to good use. “I crochet everywhere,” she said. She crochets while riding the bus, at the Laconia Senior Center, while in a doctor’s waiting room and in the middle of the night between her naps. “I think I can do it in my sleep, I’m not sure,” she said. When she first arrived in Laconia, she started scouring thrift stores for Afghans, which she would buy, unravel, crochet back together, then unravel them again. “I’ve got to do something,” she explained. Then, when Ringnalda stepped into the “Out of

Your Attic, Too” thrift store on Main Street three years ago, she walked unwittingly into her dream position. Bonnie Champagne, one of the founders of the non-profit Baby Threads NH, was working at the thrift store, which serves as a revenue generator for the non-profit. When Champagne heard of Ringnalda’s crocheting abilities, she realized that she had found a one-woman textile mill. The two women joined forces that day. Champagne purchases or acquires donated yarn, which she regularly supplies Ringnalda with. Ringnalda visits Champagne once a week to drop off her finished work and collect another oversized bag stuffed with yarn. It takes her about 15 hours of crocheting but she manages to finish Afghans at the rate of about one per day. The first year of their arrangement, Ringnalda completed 184 Afghans. The next year she crocheted 206 and she hopes to reach that figure again this year. “Every year, we use every single one she makes,” Champagne said. The Afghans have been distributed to underprivileged children in Baby Threads’ Christmas gift baskets, to refugees, to house fire victims, to those who have suffered a death in the family and to nursing homes. She said the handmade items bring a special kind of comfort to those that receive them. “When most people think of an Afghan they think of hours and hours of stitches, it just touches them to think that someone who doesn’t know them would take so much time to make something special for them,” Champagne said.

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FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 136 Pleasant St., Laconia • 524-7132 10:30 am Sunday Services 10:30 am Sunday School 5:00 pm Wednesday Services ALL ARE WELCOME Reading Room in Church Building Open Mon, Wed, Fri • 11 am-2 pm

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Deep Woods Extreme 4WD Club contributes to Alex Rowson scholarship fund and Fire-Rescue training facility LAKES REGION — Jeff Clavett of Deep Woods Extreme 4WD Club, Inc, of Greater New England presented two checks for $500 each to the Alex Rowson Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, and to the Fire Training Facility currently being built by members of the Gilford Fire-Rescue Department. Deep Woods Extreme see next page

Jeff Clavett (center) of the Deep Woods Extreme 4WD Club presents checks to Gilford Fire-Rescue Chief John Beland and Lynn Rowson of the Alex Rowson Memorial Scholarship Fund. (Courtesy photo)


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Meredith shops to host first annual Art Walk on evening of December 9 MEREDITH — On Thursday, December 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., both new and long-established galleries in Meredith will be participating in the First Annual Holiday Art Walk, with music, refreshments and special discounts for the evening. Hodecker George Gallery — Fine Art and Vynnart Art Supplies, both newly opened at The Grotto, 30 Main Street; The Fine Carpet and Asian Antique Gallery just below Town Hall; Gallery 51 — Fine Art and Custom Framing located at 51 Main Street; and “the lakes gallery at chi-lin” on the corner of Lake and Main Streets, will welcome visitors to celebrate this exciting new tradition to share the arts for the holidays. At “the lakes gallery at chi-lin”, Craig Jasper will be performing as part of a long tradition of Musical Moments. He will be playing jazz while customers sip and stroll through the gallery and view an amazing new Asian jewelry collection, Pearls Near Jade, by well-known designer, Marsha Gintzler. Jasper accompanied modern dance in NYC before moving to New Hampshire, where he has gone on to play jazz with Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi and Big Joe Burrell and opened for The Yellowjackets, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, and the immortal Ray Charles. He has also recorded with many New Hampshire artists as well as a CBS TV production of the play On Golden Pond. Gintzler has designed a beautiful jewelry line, mixing antique Chinese pieces with semi-precious Asian stones and pearls. Her pieces look young and “edgy” on a 20 year old, as above, yet elegant and sophisticated on those “a bit older.” The collection will premiere on Thursday evening, with Marsha there to share her passion and expertise. Gallery 51 (formerly The Gallery at Mill Falls) is celebrating its first year in the new Main Street location.

The gallery, in its sixth year, continues the tradition of representing New Hampshire based artists, working in a variety of mediums. A wide selection of original art includes, watercolor, oil, egg tempera and pastel. Hodecker George Gallery is a new addition to the Main Street. Located in the charming “Grotto” at 30 Main, the gallery will be featuring new oils and pastels by Christine Hodecker-George. Works by Bev Allen, Jon Olsen, Stan Littlefield, Barbara Coburn and Todd Bonita will be on display through the holiday season. VynnArt is the other new store located in the “Grotto” at 30 Main, speJanette Lozada wears her new Pearls Near Jade piece while admiring John David O’Shaughnessy’s cializing in art supplies painting, “The Prayer.” (Courtesy photo) for the professional and beginning artists. Featuring acrylic, oil and watercolor and many wonderful accent pieces over the holiday brushes and paints, sketchbooks, canvas, pencils, polyseason. Special offers and lots of surprises will add mer clay, pastels and much more. to the festive season and spirit. The Fine Carpet/Asian Antique Gallery on 31A For further information please call Suzanne at Main Street, Meredith is pleased to welcome every“chi-lin”, 279-8663, or e-mail to suzanne@chi-linaone to explore the exceptional Persian carpets, The events are all free and open to the large selection of unique antique Asian furniture public.

Free retirement strategy meetings planned for next week

from preceding page GILFORD — The LightPoint Financial & Retire4WD Club, Inc. is a 4-wheel vehicle club that proment Center will host two Retirement Income Promotes responsible off-road recreation. This past tection Strategies workshops in December: Thursday, July, more than 1,000 people attended an event held Dec. 9 (10 a.m. to noon) at the Laconia Elks Club in at Gunstock Recreation Area. Clavett explained Gilford; and – Friday, Dec. 10 (10 a.m. to noon) at that the event is always alcohol free and family orithe Hampton Inn & Suites in Tilton. The programs ented. Committed to improving the image of this are free to pre-or post retirement residents age 50+. passion and hobby of so many, he has donated eighty Attendees will also receive a complimentary Retirepercent of the proceeds from this successful and fun ment Income Plan Review using the Center’s Retireexperience to these two worthy causes. ment Analyzer Software. Rowson and his best friend, Ben Emmond, tragiReservations are required by calling the Center at cally passed away in April 2008 as a result of a (603) 345-6755. car accident. Wearing a sweatshirt with her son’s Financial and retirement planning advisor Cheryl smiling face printed on the front with the words Villani says the workshops will answer critical quesunder it “Alex, his smile says it all,” Lynn Rowson explained that Alex wanted to make a difference in the world and she is very grateful to Clavett — her nephew and Alex’s cousin — who are making a difference in the community by donating to the scholarship fund. Also receiving a $500 donation is Chief John Beland of the Gilford Weirs United Methodist Church Fire-Rescue Department 35 Tower St., Weirs Beach 366-4490 on behalf of the fundraisP.O. Box 5268 ing efforts to construct a Sunday Service & Sunday School at 10 AM Fire Training Facility to be made available to all Rev. Twila Broadway Childcare available during service fire departments in the area. All enthusiasts of offFIRST BAPTIST road thrills and those CHURCH OF BELMONT residents and visitors 9:00 & 10:00 Worship Services who want to attend 9:00 Sunday School a family-oriented fun

tions: How do I make sure that I don’t outlive my money? Can I continue my present living standard into my retirement years? How would a premature death or long-term care impact my family and finances? How can I protect my retirement income from turbulent economic times and inflation? When should I elect Social Security? Which pension payout option should I select? Have I done any serious planning for my retirement? “Whether you are already in retirement, approaching retirement or viewing retirement from several years away — having an organized plan is critical.,” said Vilani. “Most people have no idea what it takes to survive financially through retirement.”


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Lamprey & Lamprey hosting Meredith Area Chamber’s Business After Hours on December 8 CENTER HARBOR — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce and Lamprey and Lamprey Realtors invites members of the local business community to a “Holiday Business After Hours” on Wednesday evening, Dec. 8, from 4:30 -7 p.m., to be held at the beautifully decorated Victorian office of Lamprey and Lamprey on Whittier Highway in Center Harbor. The event is held in celebration of Lamprey and Lamprey Realtors 65 years of serving the Lakes Region. This special Holiday After Hours is open to all in the Lakes Region business community and will provide those attending with the opportunity to come together and enjoy fellowship and special holiday refreshments and spirits during the busy holiday season. For more information contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121.

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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

Mr. Fix-it’s Christmas gift list As of December 1 there were 1074 residential homes available in the Lakes Region towns covered in this report. The current total is down about 100 units from last month, but up 30 units from last December 1 and represents a 16.5 month inventory supply. The average asking price stood at $548,593 and the median price was $279,900. Just about 30-percent of the current inventory is under the $200,000, 30-percent over $400,000, and 60-percent in the mid-price ranges. It’s the holiday shopping season so I thought I would help out all the ladies who are looking for a holiday gift for their do-it-yourselfer husband. There should be no need for agonizing over a gift for him as long as you get him some kind of tool that will turn, drill, sand, hammer, whir, heat, cut, nail, staple, weld, pump, or suck. The best gifts are usually battery powered and they should make noise. But even the simplest and least expensive hand tools are appreciated. Don’t worry if you don’t know if he has got one of those things or not, because having two or three of the same wrench, screwdriver, or tape measure is important because he probably can’t find the other ones he has anyway. So here are some gifts that can put your holiday shopping for him behind you quickly. These items are generally easy to find at your local hardware store, Lowes, Home Depot, or Walmart . We like to make life simple for you. So here’s my Christmas list for you in no particular order:

3rd Annual Holiday Fair December 4th from 8am-2pm Many crafters will be here with great gift ideas! Holiday movies will be playing SANTA in our theater. Arrives at 10am And if you get hungry ... the cafe will be open all day!


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10. Some tools suck and that’s important when you have to clean up a mess. A good shop vac is always important in any home. You’ll be very happy you gave him one when the cellar floods or the tub overflows. Check out the Sear ‘s 10 gallon 3.5 HP Wet or Dry Shop Vac Model # 9601000 . Listed on line for $127.20. 9. Leathermans are great! No, a Leatherman is not a dusty old cowboy. It’s a multi-function pair of pliers that also cuts wire, has a screwdriver with multiple bits and a very sharp knife. The new Skeletool (he’ll like the name) version weighs only 5 ounces and is made of stainless steel. He’ll be impressed with your taste and at only $57 or so it’s a good stocking stuffer. Lowes and Walmart are listed dealers for these but you’ll probably find them elsewhere as well. 8. Seeing is believing and being able to see is critical when trying to fix something. A Maglite flashlight is a must for any home or shop. These flashlights are made out of machined aluminum and come in different sizes. The newest Maglite XL-100 has LED bulbs and five modes including strobe, night light, signal, and SOS (that would be when he is stuck under the car and can’t get out). This flashlight runs about forty bucks and is available at Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart and many local hardware stores. Buy yourself a small one for your pocketbook, too… 7. If you want your husband to level with you, get him a Strait-Line Laser Level and he will have no more excuses. These are available everywhere for

about $15 or so. 6. Pick up a stud finder while you are getting the laser level. The Stud Finder is not for you. It is to help hubbie find the studs in your living room wall so he can hang up pictures of your kids. Zircon makes a bunch of different ones (actually called “Studsensors”) and you can get a good one for $20-30. Available and most hardware stores and cocktail lounges. 5. Hanging pictures on a wall can be a real pain, especially if you have to hang three or four in a row and you want to get them all just right. It never fails that you’ll end up putting multiple holes in the wall before you get them hung in the right position. You’ve seen a tool on TV that can get the job done right the first time. Go to and type in “picture hanging tool” and you’ll see the Under the Roof Decorating Hang and Level Picture Hanging Tool Part #6-100101 pop up. It’s only $14.99 but it’s worth a heck of a lot more! 4. Men like to hammer nails, but it is a real pain when you can’t swing the hammer like you need to when you are in small or tight places. Craftsman makes the Cordless Hammerhead Auto Hammer that solves that problem. It may not seem like a great gift to you, but trust me, he’ll think it is. Available at Sears for $79.99. 3. Any tool that drills or cuts is cool especially when you don’t have a cord to restrict you. Ryobi offers an 18 volt 2 piece starter set which includes a drill, circular saw, charger, and carry bag for $99. There are plenty of other sets available from manufacturers like Black and Decker, Dewalt, Makita, and Milwaukee. Check them out and make sure you get him an extra battery so he can keep working when the first one runs out of juice. If it makes noise, he’ll love you for it. Check any of the big box stores and your local hardware store for the best deal. 2. If you have a big deck to keep clear of snow in the winter and hubbie’s back is not what it used to be, Toro makes some smaller snow blowers with rubber blades that work great on wood surfaces. I’ve had one for about 20 years and it still runs perfect. They make an electric version called the Power Curve 1800 for about $300 and a gas version for just about $400. I’d go with the gas version just to avoid getting tangled in the cord. It’s hard enough dealing with all the Christmas lights! Available at True Value hardware stores and Home Depot. The best tool in the garage. 1. Finally, a Duct Tape and Gorilla Glue Gift Ensemble will surely please even the most difficult guy to buy for. Cheap and stick. Log on to my blog at and leave me your thoughts on this report or the real estate market in general. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® for Roche Realty Group, at 97 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith and can be reached at 677-8420. Data was compiled as of 11/1/10 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System.



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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What you do out of the goodness of your heart is so rewarding to you that you wouldn’t even want any other kind of reward for it. That would only cheapen the moment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s something you know would enrich your life. Perhaps it’s reading a book, volunteering a service or having children. Do not put this off until you have the time. You may never have the time. Do it now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can do something truly spectacular with an upcoming presentation or event. This happens only through a lot of unglamorous labor. The time you spend in preparation will make all the difference. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will get input you were not expecting, and this may catch you off guard. You’ll handle your surprise with grace and will be able to make the most of the opinions you gather. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As ridiculous as some people may seem about keeping silly little personal policies and rules, you have to recognize that a boundary is a boundary. Cross at your peril. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 4). You have luck in attracting sponsors and teachers. Tell everyone what you want to do. Family bonds together to make something wonderful happen in December. January brings romantic professions. In February, a mentor or coach will inspire you and keep you on track. Upgrade your education, skills or style in May. Gemini and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 2, 11, 29 and 19.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You emulate a well-respected leader. You strive to acquire this one’s stellar listening skills and ability to reply honestly to others in a way that makes them feel satisfied and maybe even important. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you want to keep a secret, don’t tell it to a known blabbermouth. Right about now, you have something to publicize. You can be sure everyone will hear it if you call it a “secret” and tell it to said blabbermouth. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s something you would love to do if you only had the money. Pretend you do have the money, and keep dreaming about this. It is possible. You just have to believe. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you’re not getting through to someone, the usual reaction is to raise the volume. Try another approach today. Back off. Walk away. You’ll be most effective in making your point. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Remember, you’re going after a certain goal. Don’t stubbornly stick to your path to such a degree that you won’t get off of it when you see that there’s a better, quicker way to get to your goal. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll receive valuable input from others, though it comes in a rough form. If only people could communicate more directly and give you only what you need. Since they can’t, you’ll have to sort through the muck to find the gems. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Humility is the best antidote to the kinds of problems you encounter today. When you consider a situation without pride or prejudice, you see a smart, quick way to get what you want.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2010. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 4, 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York, telling them, “With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you.” On this date: In 1619, settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va. In 1816, James Monroe of Virginia was elected the fifth president of the United States. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson left Washington on a trip to France to attend the Versailles (vehr-SY’) Peace Conference. In 1942, U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland for the first time in World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Depression. In 1965, the United States launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell aboard. In 1978, San Francisco got its first female mayor as City Supervisor Dianne Feinstein (FYN’-styn) was named to replace the assassinated George Moscone (mahsKOH’-nee). In 1984, a five-day hijack drama began as four armed men seized a Kuwaiti airliner en route to Pakistan and forced it to land in Tehran, where the hijackers killed American passenger Charles Hegna. In 1996, the Mars Pathfinder lifted off from Cape Canaveral and began speeding toward Mars on a 310 million-mile odyssey. One year ago: President Barack Obama began putting the finishing touches on a fresh job creation proposal, telling a community college crowd in Allentown, Pa., “I still consider one job lost one job too many.” Today’s Birthdays: Actress-singer Deanna Durbin is 89. Game show host Wink Martindale is 77. Pop singer Freddy Cannon is 74. Actor-producer Max Baer Jr. is 73. Actress Gemma Jones is 68. Rock musician Bob Mosley is 68. Singer-musician Chris Hillman is 66. Musician Terry Woods is 63. Rock singer Southside Johnny Lyon is 62. Actor Jeff Bridges is 61. Rock musician Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd; the Rossington Collins Band) is 59. Actress Patricia Wettig is 59. Actor Tony Todd is 56. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 55. Country musician Brian Prout is 55. Rock musician Bob Griffin is 51. Rock singer Vinnie Dombroski is 48. Actress Marisa Tomei is 46. Actress Chelsea Noble is 46. Actor-comedian Fred Armisen is 44. Rapper Jay-Z is 41. Actor Kevin Sussman is 40. Actress-model Tyra Banks is 37. Country singer Lila McCann is 29. Actress Lindsay Felton is 26. Actor Orlando Brown is 23.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Famous English Christmas Tea and Fair at the Gilmanton Community Church on Rte. 140 in the Iron Works. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tea and coffee will be served in the parlor with a roaring fire in the fireplace. $6. The fabulous fair will be in the church undercroft, where you can purchase baked goods, homemade candies, crafts, jewelry, books, attic treasures and much more. There will also be beautiful wreaths and centerpieces for sale. 36th Annual Santa’s Village at the Laconia Community Center. Free. 2 to 5 p.m. Senior citizens only from 10 a.m. to noon. Hometown Holiday Parade in Plymouth. 5 p.m. Park free at Hyde Hall on the PSU campus. After the parade, Santa will visit with kids at the Senior Center while the Rotary Club hosts a “Chill-Buster” bonfire and barbecue across the street. Fireworks will cap off the evening. Annual Craft Fair at Gilford Middle and High Schools. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 150 crafters from all over New England. Something for everyone. Raffles. Hosted by the GHS Class of 2011. Opechee Garden Club Home for the Holidays house tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10. A self-guided tour of five Lakes Region homes decorated for the holidays, each with a special theme. Tickets on sale at the Historic Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia, which has also been festively decorated, including a “Trees for the Holidays” exhibit” and visits are included on the tour. Annual Breakfast With Santa hosted by the Squam Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Corner House Inn on Main Street in Center Sandwich. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and share your Christmas wish list with Santa Claus! Call 284-6219 for reservations! Adults $7, Children $4 (plus tax & gratuity). “Pride & Prejudice” on stage at the Laconia High School auditorium. 1 p.m. matinee. A production of the school’s Theatre Arts group. $7 adults and $5 students and seniors. Gilford Community Church Christmas Village Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greens, Santa’s Attic, White Elephant, baked goods, decorations, toys, jewelry, arts & crafts, Mrs. Claus’ Cafe, books. Carter Mountain Brass Band concert and dessert. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Donation: $10 adults and $5 12 and under. Limited tickets at the door. Call 524-3289 for reservations. 2nd Annual Santa Land Program hosted by the Gilford Parks & Recreation Department. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center. Featuring fun activities and games with holiday themes for children. All participating kids will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa, the guest of honor. “Spread Your Wings and Soar” skating show to benefit the Oncology Department at Lakes Region General Hospital at the Laconia Ice Arena. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy. $15 admission (no charge for children 5 and under). Take free photos with Santa at Maggy D’s Farm Stand (263 Court Street) in Laconia. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring your own camera, please. Greens Sale and Craft Fair hosted by the Sanbornton Historical Society, along with several community businesses and organizations. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lane Tavern in Sanbornton Square. Hand-crafted items, soaps, candles, honey, maple, gourmet lunch & raffles. Bring a nonperishable food item for free raffle ticket. Featuring Thomas Kuhner Gold & Silver Smith custom jewlery, 1st Baptist Church of Sanbornton crafts & baked goods, Bodwell Tree Farm & Crosby Tree Farm for your fresh cut tree and Sanbornton Public Library Open House. United Baptist Church “Silver Bells Fair”. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 23 Park Street in Lakeport (Laconia). Luncheon starts at 11:30. Craft tables, baked goods & more!

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Dear Annie: Three years ago, my father had a big fight with his sister, my “Aunt Joan.” Aunt Joan did some things that were truly selfish and hurtful, and all of the family agrees that her actions were inexcusable. She has since cut off all contact with the family. The problem is, my father continues to stew over the incident. Every time we see him, he talks about it. He has developed an ulcer and high blood pressure. He will not be satisfied until my aunt admits she was in the wrong and apologizes. But no one believes that will ever happen. We want our father to let it go before he stresses himself into a stroke. Aunt Joan is out of our lives and can do no further harm. But as long as he obsesses over the argument, he is still letting her ruin his life and his health. How can I help Dad leave this behind and find some peace? He reads your column faithfully, so your words will mean a lot to him. -- Sensitive Soul in Canada Dear Canada: Part of the problem may be that your father still loves his sister and wants a reconciliation, but knows it can’t happen until Joan changes her ways, which doesn’t seem likely. He’s angry and frustrated -- and hurt. He needs to accept Joan as she is, which means the situation is not his fault and he cannot fix it. Sad as it is, he needs to make a conscious effort to let this go, and it might help to talk about it with someone who can be sympathetic without riling him up. Dear Annie: My husband and I have three daughters, and we also are foster parents. This will be the first Christmas that we will have foster kids in our home during the holidays. What is the etiquette for Christmas cards? Do I sign only the names of my immediate family, or do I include the names of the foster children? Should I mention them and their do-

ings in our Christmas letter? Both sets of grandparents are filing to adopt them, so it is highly unlikely that we will have them permanently, and this will be the only Christmas they will be with us. I am not sure what is appropriate. -- Oregon Foster Mom Dear Oregon: We commend you for taking these children into your home. Please include their names on your holiday cards, and by all means, mention them in your newsletter. It will not only make the children feel part of the family’s achievements and activities during this time, but it will also explain the extra names on the Christmas cards. Dear Annie: I have another angle on your answer to “Too Late To Care,” who wasn’t inclined to visit her dying sister. I am a hospice chaplain. At the end of life, people often see the need for reconciliation with estranged family members or friends. I have seen many cases where the opportunity to hear a few words from a dying person has made all the difference in the lives of those left behind. One woman, estranged from her father for 30 years, told me, “He finally said the words I had hoped for all my life.” It is not just about the person who is dying. When people ask me whether they should come to the bedside of someone they have not wanted to see for years, I ask them what they are hoping for and how it would help them. There are no guarantees, but there can be healing. Dr. Ira Byock states that the four things that matter most are the words: “Please forgive me. I forgive you. Thank you. I love you.” People should not wait until someone is dying to say those words. And it is also important not to wait until someone’s last days, when he or she might not be able to communicate anymore. -- N.H.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


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$105-$125 weekly 524-1884 FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, $600/Mo. + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets. 387-4471. FRANKLIN: $700/month, heated 2 Bedroom, Washer/Dryer Hook-up, garage. No pets/no-smoking, Owner occupied, Security Deposit 934-4932. Gilford condo- 2 bedroom, 1 bath. $800/Month + utilities. Call 978-774-6674 GILFORD- 3 BEDROOM. Large yard for kids, walk to beach/ shopping, pet friendly, $1,250 +utilities. Available December 15th. call 603-393-5756. GILFORD- Sober male to rent 1 bedroom in 5 room mobile home. Includes laundry, heat/air/porch-deck. $125/Week includes utilities. No pets. Security deposit. 603-581-8614 GILFORD: Winter/6-Months Condo Rental, 2-bedroom, kitchen & livingroom newly renovated. Finished laundryroom with full washer/dryer. $825/month +utilities. Contact Matthew Roy, 491-0061. GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $175/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or

For Rent GILFORD: Like new, 5 room condo, 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and full basement. Top of the line kitchen appliances, along with washer and dryer. 2 zone gas, forced hot water baseboard heat. Attached 1-car garage that any car would love to be stored in. This is an exceptionally nice condo located in a great neighborhood. Some furnishings could be included. Available December 1st. No smoking and no pets allowed. First months rent and security deposit due at signing a one year lease, after favorable credit check. $1,200/month plus utilties. Contact Tom, 603-387-7177 or 603-293-2388 GILFORD: Cute, updated, clean, private one bedroom HOUSE. Private yard, close to all area attractions. Completely painted inside, new bathroom floor and vanity. Pets considered, $595/month. 566-6815 Affordable Rental: 2 Bedroom 1 bath on small horse farm, 15-minutes from Laconia. Includes cable/Internet, washer/dryer, heat/hot water, lights, phone, trash pick-up. $1000/month. No pets/smokers. 603-848-2907. GILMANTON LARGE 2 bedroom Apartment. Easy commute, pets negotiable. $975/Month. 630-6812 Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 Laconia –Large 2 bedroom townhouse style unit, clean and ready for move in! $845/mo. Heat/Hot water included. New England Family Housing 603-744-3551 Laconia, Brand New 2 bedroom, 2 bath house. Washer/dryer hookups, 2 car garage under, efficient propane heat, on quiet cul-de-sac. $1,100 per month, security deposit, references, no dogs. Call

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA, Large 1bedroom, $160/week. Includes parking, heat and hot water. No pets. References & security. 455-6662

Laconia: Spacious 2 bedroom apartments (1 is handicap accessible). Heat and hot water included. For a limited time only we will pay your security deposit for you. Call Julie at Stewart Property Management (603) 524-6673. EHO.

LACONIA- 1 bedroom next to LRGH. Quiet building, heat/hot water included. $695/month 508-217-8469 LACONIA- Large Sunny 1-bedroom. 2nd floor, off street parking, Washer/Dryer on-site. $675/Month includes heat/hot water. Security/References. No dogs/No smoking. 387-4885

LACONIA: STUDIO $590/Month, 1-2 bedrooms starting at $695/Month. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LACONIA: 1-Bedroom, $150/ week; Includes heat, HW, electric. Security, references. 455-4495.

Laconia- Meredith Line, Parade Road: Studio Apartment suitable for one person. First Floor. $550/Month, heat included. No smoking, no pets. Security deposit & references required. Call 603-524-2575 after 5pm.

LAKEPORT: 2nd floor, 2BR, 1.5 baths. Garage parking, washer/dryer hookup, heat included. $950/month. Security deposit & references required. 524-7419.

Laconia-Large 3-bedroom 1st floor apartment. $1000/Month. 1 month security deposit required/1 year lease. Available December 1st. 603-524-3759

LAKEPORT: One bedroom apt. $725/month or $175 weekly. Heat, hot water & electric included. Off-street parking. No smoking. Deposit & references. 387-9575.

LACONIA-South Down, Golf Village: 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse; Cathedral ceiling, gas heat, central air, gas fireplace, all appliances, washer & dryer, beach, trails, tennis and all SD amenities. No smoking, no pets. Snow removal & lawn care included. $1,200 Month. Garage available. 603-387-2954

Meredith 1-2 bedroom apartments & mobile homes. $650-$750/month + utilities. No pets. 279-5846

LACONIA: 1-bedroom, near downtown, $600 +utilities. References & deposit required. Call 387-3864. LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $1,100/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: 3-Bedroom apartment, washer/dryer hookup, large yard, full basement, full attic, garage, $850/month +utilities, security deposit. Available 1/1/11. No pets, no smoking. 528-4430. LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $210/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 150 Blueberry Lane #4. All new 1 Bedroom Handicap apartment. 1st floor, handicap bathroom too! $649/Month, available now! Red Oak Apartment Homes, Inc. Call: 520-2915 or 668-8282 LACONIA: 1BR, new carpets, parking, no pets, $140/ week + utilities, security, Sec 8, 387-6810.

MEREDITH 1BR, 1 bath, washer dryer, monitor heat, no pets $700/ month. 279-8247 Jim. MEREDITH convenient to downtown, 2 bedrm, small neat & clean unit. Washer/dryer on-site, no smoking, no dogs, $775 plus utilities. 279-4376. MEREDITH- Parade Road- 2 bed room duplex, $800/Month, heat included. No smoking, no pets. Security deposit & references required. Call 524-2575 after 5:00 pm. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MEREDITH: Lakefront loft style 1BR. Full kitchen with DW, heat and water. Deck with views and beach. Walk to town. No pets. $850. 603-279-2580 days. MEREDITH: Large 2BR second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/ smoking, first mon. and security, references required. $825 + heat/ utilities. 603-630-2381. NEW Hampton - stunning quality! Immaculate 2+bedroom/ 2 bath exclusive Condo. $1195/ mo. Astonishing open stairwell extending up to the 3rd floor lighted by the skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Brazilian wood floors, W/D hook up. Less than 3 minutes from I-93. Call today 603-744-3551. NEFH...Come on Home!!

LACONIA: 2BR second floor, laundry hookup, 1-car garage, large backyard, Oak St., $750 per month plus utilities, security deposit, references. Call after 4 pm, 520-8212.

New Hampton: 2-bedroom apartment. Close to Rt. 93. Heat & Hot water included. $750/mo. 279-5577.

Laconia: 3 bedroom, $235/week, utilities included. Security deposit required. 524-4428

Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living.

LACONIA: 3 BR two baths, Cape home, fireplace, 1 car garage, new appliances, pets OK. $1200. 520-5892. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. Laconia: large 2 bedroom,small porch, $235/Week, utilities included. Security deposit required. 524-4428


NORTHFIELD: 2-bedroom, open concept kitchen/livingroom, deck off kitchen, $750 +utilities. 455-9189.

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For Rent

For Rent-Commercial

For Sale

For Sale


Help Wanted

NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $200/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Security deposit & references. 455-6662.

Casio Keyboard with stand & chair $65, Antique Radio $100, & many power tools. 744-6107

BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $900, sell Queen $285, King $395, Full $260. Can deliver. 235-1695

Free Full-size couch. Separate green, brown & beige cover like new, $25/Best offer. 524-3202

OFFICE CLERK - Community Ac tion Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. is seeking a motivated individual for a full-time position in the Laconia Area Center. Duties include answering a busy phone, maintaining accurate records and files, scheduling of appointments, stock and assist with food pantry, and other general office assistance. Person must be able to multitask, work with little supervision, be organized, have good people skills, work well under pressure, computer literate and able to lift 35 pounds. Own reliable transportation and insurance required. Flexible hours (8:30 to 4:30) 37.5 hours per week. Start immediately. Salary range $7.57-$8.65. Send resume by 12/17/10 to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc.(LAC), P.O. Box 1016, Concord, NH 03302-1016. EOE

RETAIL Space for Lease: 450 square feet, $800 (util. included). Route 3, Tilton (539 Laconia Road). Located in building occupied by Northeast Metal Roofing and Fire and Stove Stove Shop, 630-2332.

RUMNEY –Spacious 1 bedroom! Heat included, large yard, plenty of parking! Close to PSU $595/month. New England Family Housing 603-744-3551 TILTON: Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150/weekly, includes all. 286-4391.

For Sale 10” radial arm saw, 2.5 hp, Craftsman on roll around table, asking $200. 528-3828 leave message for Dave

WATERFRONT Townhouse Southdown Shores. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, $1,150/ month, + Utilities. (617) 254-3395.

1953 Golden Jubilee Ford tractor w/bucket $3500, 5hp air compressor $250, 400 amp electric panel, all fuses $250, 286-8020. Between 4-7 pm.

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

7 ft. (?) Artificial Christmas Tree. Used 1 year, very real looking. Pre-lit with clear lights. Paid $300, sell for $150 or best offer. 603-677-6528

For Rent-Vacation MARCO Island, Florida Lovely 1BR WF condo/ amentities. Low special monthly rates/ st. Owner 603-393-7077

AMANA refrigerator 18 cu ft, very clean, runs great, $100. 293-7815 Antique gray enamel kitchen range. Wood or Coal $175 or B.O. 1979 Toyota Camper, 60K original miles, good tires. $650 or B.O. 344-4504

For Rent-Commercial Laconia: 687 Union Ave. $700/Month plus utilities. Approximately 1,000 sq ft. retail, plus 1,500 sq. ft. storage, Security deposit required. 524-4428

Beautiful enameled woodstove, work of art, rare. 2 ft. logs. You move. $250 BO. 267-8880

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE 25 Spring St., Northfield, NH Now Accepting Applications

Federally assisted property features 36 one-bedroom apartments including 4 ground-level wheelchair-accessible apartments, secured entry, on-site laundry, a furnished recreation room, heat, hot water and electricity included, and on-site maintenance. Apartments feature wall-to-wall carpeting, two cable hook-ups, two telephone hook-ups, and an emergency call-for-aid system.

Please call the Laconia Housing Authority at 524-2112 TDD: 524-2112 to request an application or visit our office at 25 Union Ave., Laconia, NH Eligibility and rents are based upon income. Currently, the waiting time is 9 to 12 months. • Applications are considered by the date and time received. • Applicants must be either elderly or disabled regardless of age, to qualify. • HUD income restrictions apply. • Tenant rents are based on income. The Laconia Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or age.

Drums, Base, 2 Tom Toms CB 700. International -Remo Heads black, excellent condition. Snare with case, stand, practice pad, Holton, never used. $300. 524-5979. DRY firewood, cut, split delivered, $265/ cord, green $200/ cord, will do half cords, John Peverly 528-2803 and no calls after 8 pm. EARLYBIRD FARM

ALL DRY FIREWOOD 12 or 16 inch, cut and split $275 a cord or $175 half cord with 2 free bags of kindling and free delivery. Extra kindling $5 a bag at our farm stand.

435-9385 • Pittsfield FISHER used plow 7 ft. Complete hydraulics, lights, push rods. Off 1989 Chevy pickup. You haul away. $700. 536-2489 Green Cord Wood. Call for price. Doug 393-5163 or 393-9441 GREEN Firewood- Cut & split. 1/2 Cord $120. Dry 1/2 Cords $200. 267-6680 JAZZY 600 Power Chair, wheeled walker w/seat and brakes. All in excellent condition. Call 934-5671. SEASONED Firewood: $225/ cord, delivered. 279-3152 or 630-4778.

BEDROOM 6 piece solid cherry wood Sleigh bed, all dovetail drawers, new in boxes, cost $2100, sell $750. 235-1773 HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218. MAPLE/ Antique white and cherry cabinets, never installed, solid wood, dovetail soft close drawers. Inventory reduction! Cost $7250, sacrifice $1775. 235-1695. PFAFF #2056 Portable Sewing Machine, list over $1,000, sell $900; Twin, white, iron bed, complete, girl, $75; Round glass table w/2 chairs, $75; Gas outdoor grill, $50; White portable sewing machine, $150. Best offers. 286-2635. Swarovski Crystal ChandelierGold with crystal chains and droplets. Gorgeous! Swarovski sparkles like nothing else can. Must see. $150 or best offer. 603-677-6528


MATTRESS sale! Overstocks and Closeouts! Buy Mattress get Foundation FREE! Free Frame or Delivery! Plush Firm or Pillowtop! Memory Foam, Latex, Pocket Coil all Beds $199-$999! Call Art 603-996-1555 or email for remaining inventory and details...

PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $239. 603-524-1430.

STOREWIDE SALE! New Mattress sets as low as $150/twin. Twin Euro Matt only $100. Shop Jeffs Discount Furniture & Bedding & Save Big! Route 3, Laconia, NH. (across from Funspot). 603-366-4000.

Lost Help Wanted

BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763

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

LACONIA Tire Tech/ Mechanic

We are looking for a caring and capable person to join our Forestview Activities Team. The successful person will be cheerful and love working with Seniors; will be highly energetic, outgoing and full of positive energy. Professional or personal experience with dementia or memory loss a plus.

For auto and light truck tire installation/ repair and some light mechanical work. NH State inspection license required. Contact Bill Salta 603-524-9030 or

Please apply in person. 153 Parade Road in Meredith

LICENSED PLUMBER Local Firm seeking licensed, experienced plumber. Wages based on experience, 40 hours with benefits.

“Come Home to Forestview”

Tilton Plumbing & Heating Company


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

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

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

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

SMALL black & white dog. Lost in West Alton. Missing 11/18. Purple collar. Call 520-7705

Buy • Sell • Trade

Join a Retirement Community proudly serving Seniors in the Lakes Region.

Activities Assistant Part-Time or Full-Time

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

Real Estate 1988- 2 bedroom 1.5 bath mobilehome. Good condition in Belmont park/deadend St. $18,500 528-0168

Roommate Wanted ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $140/wk. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 524-1976 Laconia 2 bedroom apartment to share. Female preferred. $300/Month, includes everything. Call during daytime 524-3292 LACONIA 3-roomates wantedClean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, must see, will go fast. $129/week. 455-2014

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


Gilford School District School Food Service Director

Bill!s Small Engine Repair- Snowmobiles, Snowblowers, Generators, ATV!s and more. Free pick-up & delivery. 267-8766.

Immediate Opening - Position open until filled 210 day position with competitive salary and benefits


Primary responsibility of this position is to administer the food service program in a multi-site school district.

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Minimum requirements include: Baccalaureate Degree in institutional food service management (or a closely related field) is required. Four years of successful experience as a food service manager could be substituted for the degree. Certification as a Registered Dietitian and/or School Foodservice Nutrition Specialist is preferred.

CALL Mike for fall clean-ups, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


Qualified candidates should send cover letter, application, resume, 3 current letters of reference and a copy of professional certification to: Scott Isabelle, Assistant Superintendent for Business 2 Belknap Mountain Road, Gilford, NH 03249 Application materials may also be sent by fax (603) 527-9216 or e-mail to

FALL-CLEANUPS & Mowing: 15 years experience. Call Rob, serving Laconia Gilford area.

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TODAY’S EVENTS Santa’s Attic Christmas Sale hosted by the Lakeport Community Association. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lakeport Freight Station (located off Elm Street, behind the Lakeport Fire Station). Also, Box Car Yard Sale at same location. Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village event. 3 to 8 p.m. $17 for adults, $8 for children 6-17. For complete schedule visit Altrusa Club of Meredith’s Festival of Trees. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor. $3 admission. $50 spectacular, decorated trees on display. Meredith Community Center open house and annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. 2 to 5 p.m. Free event will include food, fun, entertainment, crafts, story time, and more. Pictures with Santa from 2 to 4. At 5, Santa will head down to Hesky Park for refreshments, caroling and tree lighting. All are welcome. Open House at the Alton Historical Society. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The museum will be open with the latest Altonrelated donations on display. Sandwiches, coffee, cider and cookies will be served. Door prizes. “Wash Their Hands, Save Their Lives”, a local initiative collecting soap to help fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti, is accepting soap and cash donations during Artsfest’s production of Rick Morten’s Christmas Spectacular at The Middle (Opera House) in Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Christmas Holiday Sale at the Masonic Building (410 West Main St.) in Titon. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many Christmas items (both old and new), crafts, jewelry, holiday dinnerware and more. Friends of the Library Holiday Open House at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee, cider and home-made goodies. Open to all. Friends of the Meredith Public Library meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Open to all. Holiday Book Sale at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A wonderful gift selection with something for everyone on your holiday list. Holiday Drop-in Craft Time at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special holiday craft project for



you to make and take. “Really Rosie”, a Youth Ensemble production of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7 p.m. Call 366-7377 for tickets, or visit Al-Anon Meeting at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 6 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 36th Annual Santa’s Village at the Laconia Community Center. Free. 2 to 5 p.m. 2nd Annual Holiday Gallery Space opening on Canal Street in downtown Laconia. Noon to 5 p.m. at 23 Canal Street. Featuring exhibits, demonstrations and an open stage for area musicians, entertainers, storytellers and artists of all ages Opechee Garden Club Home for the Holidays house tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10. A self-guided tour of five Lakes Region homes decorated for the holidays, each with a special theme. Tickets on sale at the Historic Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia, which has also been festively decorated, including a “Trees for the Holidays” exhibit” and visits are included on the tour. Mill will also be hosting a Holiday Bazaar. Skate with Santa at the new Plymouth State University Ice Arena. 1 to 3 p.m. Free event with free photos with good little girls and boys. Come with or without skates. Complimentary skates and light refreshments will be available. Christmas Holiday Sale at the Masonic Building (410 West Main St.) in Titon. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many Christmas items (both old and new), crafts, jewelry, holiday dinnerware and more. “Really Rosie”, a Youth Ensemble production of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 2 p.m. Call



Rightway Plumbing and Heating

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6 Annual meeting of Laconia Youth Football. 7 p.m. in the middle school conference room. Election of new board members. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Guy Haas at 279-2230. Overeater’s Anonymous meeting. 7 p.m. each Monday night at the Congregational Church of Laconia Parish Hall (Veterans Square). Weight Watcher’s meetings. Noon and 5:15 p.m. at the Opechee Park Clubhouse in Laconia. Support group meeting for those who are separated or divorced. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Experience compassion, sharing and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. You are welcome. For information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Mahjong game time at the Gilford Public Library. 12:30 to 3 p.m.




Over 20 Years Experience

Reliable & Insured

Fully Insured. License #3647

Michael Percy

Call 393-4949

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

366-7377 for tickets, or visit “Grant Us Peace” holiday concert featuring the Plymouth State University choirs and the Manchester Choral Society and Orchestra. 3 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts at PSU. $12 to $14 for adults, $11-13 for seniors and $9 to $11 for youth. For tickets call 800-779-3689 or visit “Deck the Village” celebration in Belmont. From 2 p.m. on. For detailed schedule information visit www.belmontnh. org Altrusa Club of Meredith’s Festival of Trees. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor. $3 admission. $50 spectacular, decorated trees on display.



Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

2002 MXZ 600 Sport, 1900 miles, recent skis, good shape. $2600. 848-0014.

Storage Space LACONIA: 2-story barn for rent. 15 ft.x 20ft., 600 sq ft. $175/month including electric. 524-1234. STORE your car-boat-motorcycle or RV in a clean and secure brick building. Low prices. (603)524-1430 YEAR-ROUND Storage for small car or household items, with easy access. 524-4465.

Yard Sale


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

BAG Lady Boutique- Newly opened- Bargains in back. Exciting selection of gently used items...just in time for Christmas! 996 Laconia Rd. Sanbornton Winnisquam Plaza. Open 9-4 Wed.-Sun. 455-0316

NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361 Before 2pm. THE Hungry Painter: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall work. 455-6296.

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

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English Christmas Tea & Gilford Historical Society will have table of swags Fair today at Gilmanton at today’s Holiday Craft Fair held at high school Iron Works church

GILMANTON IRON WORKS — The Gilmanton Community Church on Route 140 will host its “Famous English Christmas Tea” and Fair on Saturday, December 4 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tea (and coffee) will be served in the parlor with a roaring fire in the fireplace, the tinkle of china, soft Christmas music, and a beautifully set table of sandwiches, pickles, chips, and delicious desserts. The cost for the Christmas Tea is $6. Also, plan to visit our fabulous fair in the Church Undercroft where you can purchase delicious baked goods, homemade candies, crafts, jewelry, books, attic treasures, and so much more! There will also be beautifully decorated wreaths and Christmas Centerpieces for sale. For more information you may call the Church Office, 364-7891 or visit our Website:

Red Cross calls for nominations for heroes

CONCORD — In March 2011, the American Red Karin Landry is one of the Gilford Historical Sociey’s members who have been busy making bows to attach to the green swags that Cross-Granite Chapter will once again host a gala they will be selling during the Gilford High School’s Craft Fair on Saturday, December 4 from 9 am. to 3 pm. There will be three sizes event celebrating and honoring local heroes – the of decorated swags available with a wide variety of bows and decorations. Copies of The Gunstock Parish-A History of Gilford, New Annual Heroes Breakfast. The Red Cross is asking Hampshire will also be available, they make a fine gift, either for someone special or for yourself. If your child or grandchild enjoys now for the public’s help in identifying and nominatdressing a favorite doll, come and see the beautifully made stylish outfits that fit an American Girl size doll. The Historical Society’s ing local, unsung heroes. table is located just past the middle school cafeteria, by the stairs, on your way to/from the high school. This is a major fundraiser for “There are many local citizens around us who perthe Gilford Historical Society. Even if you don’t buy anything, stop by, chat, and learn more about the organization. (Courtesy photo) form selfless acts of kindness and contribute in many ways to the good of our community,” said Maria White, CEO for the American Red Cross373 Court Street, Laconia NH Region. “Too often Sales & Park 527-1111 these local heroes go Doublewide unnoticed. The caring service and generous Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, A/C, Computer Room, 3-Season Room, Gas Fireplace, Deck, Shed & More! K-1 work of these people are consistent with the $59,900 Call Brenda humanitarian mission 393-7713 of the American Red Cross. We are pleased to honor them at this Heroes Breakfast.” Perhaps you know of a friend or neighbor, BELMONT BELMONT a work colleague or a Office: (603) 267-8182 • Fax: (603) 267-6621 public figure, who has Route 140E, 3 miles on right from Exit 20, off I-93. made an extraordinary Large Cape style home 8 rooms with large 2-bay, Large Gabriel 7 room home, 3 bedrooms, contribution to the 2-story garage, garden pond, cozy library with wood 2 baths. Large 3+ acre lot with in-ground munity but received stove, large family room with fireplace. 3 bedrooms pool, country setting, close to all little recognition for and 3 baths. Very convenient location. $240,000 amenities. $272,000 their good deeds. The MORTGAGEEʼS SALE OF REAL ESTATE Red Cross is asking for AT PUBLIC AUCTION nominations of a person or group of people to NEW December 20, 2010, at 4:00 PM honor and celebrate LACONIA on the premises HAMPTON their acts of goodwill at SINGLE FAMILY HOME the Heroes’ Breakfast. 401 LAKESIDE AVENUE The Red Cross is also 2-family, priced to sell. Nothing to do except Large family compound or 3 units on 10 acres, LACONIA, NH seeking businesses or collect the rent or move right in. 5 bedrooms, cathedral ceilings, 3 kitchens all with dishwashers, 5 PER TAX RECORDS: 2 STORY CONVENTIONAL 3 in one unit, 2 in the other. Great location, bathrooms, total of 6 bedrooms, large garage with individuals to provide close to hospital and shopping. $116,000 STYLE HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 bath. Great country location. $375,000 sponsorship for the BATHROOMS, FULL BASEMENT WITH OUTSIDE event. The sponsors will ENTRY, OPEN FINISHED PORCH, 2 CAR receive recognition in GARAGE AND A WOOD DECK the event materials and WEIRS have the opportunity to GILFORD MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the BEACH participate in honoring Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2472, the heroes. Page 536 For more information Ranch style condo with 1-car garage, 2 Completely furnished 4 room condo with on nominations or sponbedrooms, eat in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, large private deck overlooking Lake TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be sorship, call 1-800-464full basement that walks out to fenced back Winnipesaukee. Step out to your covered presented in cash, certified check or bankerÅfs check yard, end unit. Great location. $117,000 21ft boat dock. $180,000 6692 or visit the website satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. at Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale.

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Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent, Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246

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