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VOL. 11 NO. 137

LacONIa, N.h.



Selectmen turn away from Morrill Park as CHPD site


Carroll benched

Rte. 25 location now front & center as debate turns to whether town needs a new police station at all By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

Belknap Convention will begin search for a new county attorney as Executive Council approves governor’s appointment to lead Laconia District Court

CENTER HARBOR — The Board of Selectmen, with the support of the Building Committee, has jettisoned the proposal to build a police station on a part of Morrill Park in favor of pursuing the project on a parcel on Whittier Highway (Route 25) just

outside the village. Last week the board announced that it had negotiated an option to purchase the three-acre parcel owned by Ann McCahan for $199,000. In a prepared statement, the selectmen said “although we feel Morrill is an excellent location for all the reasons stated at numerous public meetings before

this, we felt the opportunity to purchase this property that could utilize all the time and effort spent on developing the facility made sense.” The decision followed a crowded public hearing at the fire station in October that signaled that the plan to build in the see CENTER HaRBOR page 7

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LACONIA — The governor and Executive Council yesterday confirmed the appointment of Jim Carroll, who in November was re-elected to his third term as Belknap County Attorney, as presiding justice of the Laconia District Court. “I’m in awe,” Carroll said later in the day. “This is a great honor. I will work very hard and I think I can do a good job to make people’s first impression of the judicial system a favorable one.” Carroll, who has practiced law since 1987, served as the Laconia police prosecutor from 1992 until 2002 then often appeared as a criminal defense attorney see JUdGE page 8

Famed masters of the “Laconia School” of fine painting display their works in progress during a “Painting With The Community Stars” gig at the 28th Annual WLNH Children’s Auction at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa in Laconia on Wednesday night. Bob “Michael” Labelle (left) and Warren “Angelo” Clement (right) were just of the locals who were good sport enough to allow Gilmanton Iron Works artist Larry Frates (background, right) to give them a first painting lesson that all the world could see. The resulting masterpieces were auctioned off to add to the two day total. More auction items are needed to bring the huge fundraiser through to a successful conclusion on Saturday. Call 527-5700 to donate. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)


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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and then, in a historic first, guided it back to Earth on Wednesday in a bold test for NASA that could lead to the first commercial space station supply run next year and eventual astronaut rides. The capsule named Dragon, built by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, splashed down into the Pacific Ocean three hours after launching from Cape Canaveral. NASA immediately offered congratulations. “Splashdown on target. Mission is a success!” the company announced via Twitter. Until now, only governments had accomplished re-entries from orbit. The Dragon rode into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It circled the world twice, then parachuted into the Pacific. It was aiming for a spot roughly 500 miles off the Mexican coast. Recovery crews were quickly on the scene, putting floats on the spacecraft. SpaceX’s chief executive officer, Elon Musk, raised his arms in victory when the three main parachutes deployed, a company spokeswoman said.

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Fire during Chile prison brawl kills at least 81 SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A fire started during an inmate brawl swept through an overcrowded prison Wednesday, killing at least 81 people and seriously injuring 14. Chileans heard the screams of inmates after a prisoner using a contraband cell phone called state television for help. The early morning blaze at San Miguel prison, which preliminary reports indicated may have been intentionally set, was the worst disaster in the history of Chile’s penitentiary system, Health Minister Jaime Manalich said. The fire began during fighting between inmates and reached its maximum intensity in just three minutes, Interior Minister Rodribo Hinzpeter said. It was brought under control in three hours. Police operations director Jaime Concha insisted police acted quickly despite coping

with 1,900 inmates at the prison built for 700. “The conditions that existed inside this prison are absolutely inhumane,” said President Sebastian Pinera, who visited an emergency center where inmates were being treated for severe burns and smoke inhalation. Chilean television broadcast spine-chilling audio and video from the prison fire, some of it shot by prisoners using banned cell phones and sent to stations. The state channel aired a recording of an inmate calling from inside the prison and pleading for help. Screams could be heard in the background. Other broadcasts showed the smoked-filled prison tower and inmates shouting over and over: “The doors!” and “We’re burning!” Private Mega TV broadcast a recording made by a prisoner of inmates in the burn-

ing tower screaming “Help! Help! Open the doors!” Investigator Alejandro Pena said preliminary reports indicated the fire was set intentionally, but he didn’t say by whom. An inmate, however, told state television the fire began when a small stove fell during a fight. Santiago region Gov. Fernando Echeverria said the official death toll was 81. By Wednesday evening, officials had identified 31 of the victims because many of the bodies were unrecognizable. Officials said most would have to be identified by DNA. Firefighters said they were alerted to the fire by a call from a cell phone inside the prison, a collection of cement towers that rises above a middle class neighborhood in Chile’s capital.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 21-year-old parttime construction worker obsessed with jihad was arrested Wednesday when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center — the second time in less than two weeks that an alleged homegrown terrorist was nabbed in a sting operation. Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who goes by the name Muhammad Hussain, faces charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, accord-

ing to court documents filed Wednesday. The bomb he’s accused of trying to detonate was fake and had been provided by an undercover FBI agent. It was loaded into an SUV that Martinez parked in front of the recruiting center, authorities said, and an FBI informant picked him up and drove him to a nearby vantage point where he tried to set it off. “There was never any actual danger to the public during this operation this morning,” U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said Wednesday. “That’s because the FBI was controlling the situation.”

Martinez, who had recently converted to Islam, appeared in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon and was ordered held until a hearing Monday. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on the weapon of mass destruction charge and 20 years on the attempted murder charge. Martinez told an FBI informant he thought about nothing but jihad, according to court documents. He wasn’t deterred even after a Somali-born teenager was arrested in Portland, Ore., the day after Thanksgiving in an FBI sting.

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Private company returns Dalianis confirmed as first female N.H. chief justice CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire Supreme necticut Chief Justice Chase Rogers. Massachusetts spacecraft from orbit, a first Court Justice Linda Dalianis became the first Chief Justice Margaret Marshall left office Tuesday.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA took a giant leap away from the spaceflight business Wednesday as a private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and for the first time guided it safely back to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by large national governments. The capsule built by Space Exploration Technologies Inc. splashed down into the Pacific Ocean, right on target, following a three-hour mission that should pave the way for an actual flight to the International Space Station next summer. NASA wants to enlist private companies to handle space station supply runs as well as astronaut rides after the shuttles stop flying next year. Until then, the space agency will have to continue paying tens of millions of dollars to the Russians for every American astronaut ferried back and forth. Prior to Wednesday’s test flight, recovering a spacecraft re-entering from orbit was something achieved by only five independent nations: the United States, Russia, China, Japan and India, plus the European Space Agency, a consortium of countries. NASA immediately offered up congratulations, as did astronauts, lawmakers, and aerospace organizations and companies. “I’m sort of in semi-shock,” said the company’s CEO, Elon Musk. “It’s just mind-blowingly awesome. I apologize, and I wish I was more articulate, but it’s hard to be articulate when your mind’s blown — but in a very good way.” Speaking from the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., Musk said his Falcon 9 rocket and the capsule named Dragon operated better than expected. If astronauts had been on board, “they would have had a very nice ride,” Musk told reporters. “The vehicle that you saw today can easily transport people,” with the addition of escape and life-support systems.

female to head the state’s highest court with her confirmation Wednesday by the Executive Council as chief justice. Dalianis joined the Supreme Court as its first female justice in 2000 and before that was a superior court judge for 20 years. She said through a spokeswoman Wednesday that she was grateful to Gov. John Lynch and the council. “Over her 30 years on the bench, Justice Dalianis has distinguished herself as a thoughtful jurist who possesses a deep commitment to justice and keen intellect,” the governor, who nominated her, said. The five-member council on Wednesday also confirmed Lynch’s nomination of Superior Court Chief Justice Robert Lynn to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the retirement of former Chief Justice John Broderick. Lynn was appointed to the superior court in 1992, and has headed that court since 2004. Both justices are expected to be sworn in next week, Judicial Branch spokeswoman Laura Kiernan said. While Dalianis holds a New Hampshire “first,” she has plenty of company nationwide. Women head the highest courts of 19 other states. In New England, three states have female chief justices. Dalianis joins Maine Chief Justice Leigh Ingalls Saufley and Con-

91-year-old Manchester woman knocked down during mugging MANCHESTER (AP) — One of two New Hampshire women mugged as they walked to church in Manchester says she broke her wrist when she was knocked to the ground. Sixty-seven-year-old Patricia Turcotte said she and her friend, 91-year-old Phyllis Macek, (MACEick) were knocked to the ground and Macek’s pocketbook was stolen. Turcotte told WMUR-TV that she broke her wrist.

Police say a guard at the Currier Art Museum across the street from the church noticed the man prior to the attack and captured the alleged mugging on surveillance tape. Twenty-two-year-old Joseph Audet Jr. of Manchester is being held on $150,000 bond after his arraignment for robbery. He’s applied for a public defender but hasn’t been appointed one, yet.


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“As the first woman to join the state’s Supreme Court, Justice Linda Dalianis has established herself as a role model,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who appointed Dalianis to the high court when Shaheen was governor. “Breaking such barriers can be challenging and this new position further cements her place as a pioneer.” In New Hampshire, Dalianis has championed passage of a Supreme Court rule that allows graduates of the Daniel Webster Scholars program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law to bypass the bar exam if they complete a rigorous program of additional classes and hands-on case work. It is the only program of its kind in the country that substitutes practical experience for a bar exam requirement. “Courts are very conservative, reactive institutions,” Dalianis told The Associated Press earlier this year, of her work on the honors program. “Anything new is generally regarded with skepticism, if not downright suspicion. ... I was the one with the most tenacity and, by virtue of appointment to this court, sufficient clout to keep the thing moving.” Dalianis graduated from Northeastern University in 1970 and the Suffolk University School of Law in 1974. At his confirmation hearing last month, Lynn see JUSTICE page 9

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Naked men in the museum What in the name of Gilbert Stuart is going on at the National Portrait Gallery? A week ago, CNSNews’ Penny Starr reignited the culture war with an arresting story about the staid old museum that began thus: “The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitalia, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show’s catalog as ‘homoerotic.’” Film of the crucifix with ants crawling on Jesus is from “A Fire in My Belly,” a video by David Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS in 1992, that expressed his rage and anguish at the death of a lover who also died of AIDS. As this is a Christmas-season exhibit, it came to the attention of William Donahue of the Catholic League. He called the ants-on-Jesus image “hate speech” and demanded its removal. The rest of the four-minute video of “A Fire in the Belly,” writes Starr, portrays “the bloody mouth of a man being sewn shut ... a man undressing a man’s genitals, a bowl of blood and mummified humans.” One wonders: Why has this exhibit not received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts? With all deliberate speed, the portrait gallery pulled the video. Too late. By now the exhibit, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in America,” had come to the attention of House Republicans who may have just struck the mother lode of that “waste, fraud and abuse” that the Gipper was always talking about. Other features in the exhibit include that painting of the naked men kissing with one holding a gun to the chest of the other and a 1954 painting of an aroused naked man, “O’Hara Nude With Boots,” by Larry Rivers. “O’Hara” is poet Frank O’Hara, Rivers’ lover. How did The Washington Post react to Donahue’s protest? “The Censors Arrive,” said the Post. Yet the ants-on-Jesus image, 11 seconds long, is no big deal said the Post, which chastised Reps. John Boehner and Eric Cantor for suggesting the exhibit could imperil Smithsonian funding. The Post added, “We hope Mr. Cantor’s threats prompt many additional Washingtonians to visit and judge for themselves.” But if the Post is interested in having Washingtonians “judge for themselves” this “art,” why does the paper not publish photos of “O’Hara Nude With Boots”? If this is art the gallery should be showing high school kids who come to Washington each spring, why not let the Post’s readers see what the controversy is

all about? To Post art critic Blake Gopnik, the “show about gay sex” at the gallery is “courageous” and “full of wonderful art. My review of it was a rave.” What Gopnik raved about are the kind of pictures that used to be on French postcards, the possession of which in the 1950s could get you kicked out of high school. As for the gallery’s pulling of “A Fire in My Belly,” Gopnik wrote that the NPG curators “come off as cowards.” Down the hall from the “Hide/Seek” homoerotic art and gay sex show is the Steven Spielberg-George Lucas collection of paintings by Norman Rockwell, which they loaned to the gallery. While Gopnik raved about the former, the Rockwell paintings, so beloved of flyover country, are just the kind of bourgeois schlock art that truly repulses him. Writes Gopnik: “Norman Rockwell would get the boot (from the National Portrait Gallery) if I believed in pulling everything that I’m offended by. I can’t stand the view of America that (Rockwell) represents, which I believe insults a huge number of the non-mainstream folks.” The reason I don’t demand that Rockwell’s trash be pulled, says Gopnik, is “because his (Rockwell’s) detractors, including me, got to rant about how much they hated his art.” Cantor “has said that taxpayerfunded museums should uphold ‘common standards of decency,’” says Gopnik. “But such ‘standards’ don’t exist and shouldn’t in a pluralist society.” Interesting. But if there are no common standards of decency, there is no moral community, and where there is no moral community, there is no country. If we cannot agree on what is beautiful, moral and decent, are we really “one nation, under God, indivisible” anymore? Gopnik and the Post have put critics of the gallery’s sex show on notice that their protests are to be restricted to the verbal. Neither they nor Congress have a right to tell curators what to exhibit and not exhibit. “(T)he use of public dollars does not give lawmakers the right to micromanage or censor public displays,” says the Post. The gauntlet has been thrown down to the new GOP majority: Keep your puritanical hands off our museums. The Smithsonian needs a haircut next year to remind these folks who’s boss and that with public funding comes public responsibility. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. He won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 1996.)

LETTERS $13-trillion in debt, we must stop all careless spending now To the editor, One has to wonder today, do our elected representatives in Washington D.C. know why we elected them to represent us? Judging by the current confusion from the presidency, Congress and the Senate, it appears our government leaders have forgotten how we voters recently voiced our dissatisfaction with the whole bunch and demanded that we rescue the U.S. and put her back on an even keel. Granted, the poor leadership of the past two years has created enormous personal, economic and worldwide disasters for the U.S. There are no easy cures to be sure, however, competent leaders know you must set and meet priorities to be successful. Simply put, our leaders must “establish an order of importance or urgency” — priorities which demand action NOW! Unfortunately, our representatives are spending too much time tying to outplay one another, putting party ahead of country, and securing their own futures — rather than finding and enacting immediate solutions to major problems. According to our media sources and just listening to our friends and neighbors, it doesn’t take a wizard to make a “priority” list to the the Washington crowd to work on. Here’s a few starters for tomorrow: 1. Unemployment is at an all-time high and probably closer to 15-percent. Favorable tax treatment to all businesses and taxpayers will boost needed spending income and provide more jobs now. Also, favorable

loan treatment must be expanded to develop new products and industries. 2. The president’s health care reform bill (still not understood by many) is creating more problems that it can cure (Medicare, government coverage, etc.) and must be carefully reviewed and changed. 3. The country is now 13-trillion dollars in debt! We must stop all careless spending NOW! And, obviously, this goes for our communities and state governments, whose power and huge budgets have become unmanageable and unnecessary! 4. Our borders must be reinforced now to prevent illegal aliens and those who would harm our citizens from entering our country. Also, the proposed “Dream” bill, giving more than 2,000,000 illegal aliens U. S. citizenship, should be defeated. Obviously, there are many more priority projects our government should tackle in the months ahead if this country is going to get back on its feet. Readers and citizens all, however, must join together NOW to continue to make their feelings known by contacting and writing to our local and national representatives. The elective message sent this past November has been heard. It’s up to all of us to make sure these priorities be met NOW and, hopefully, future generations will look back and call us “The Second Greatest Generation”. Hugh A. Baird Belmont

I will be able to walk from my home in Alton Bay to Hannaford To the editor, I am writing in response to the Dec. 2 letter by Leon Keniston. During the six years I served on the Alton Downtown Revitalization Committee, the extension of the Walking Path was discussed, as was the use of town equipment, if available. This was no secret. Our meetings were posted and open to the public. I view the Walking Path as a positive accomplishment for the town. How refreshing it will be to be able to walk from my home, in Alton Bay, to Hannaford. Wow! In addition, I will no longer have to travel to Wolfeboro to use their walking path.

As for the beach, since I live at the Bay, I have first-hand knowledge of its use. You are totally wrong that July 3 is the only day its crowded, I have seen large crowds from May to September. The present beach is a vast improvement over what passed as a beach for 50 years. Think positive! The Walking Path and the beach are/will be enjoyed by a lot of people and, to me, they are for the greater good. On a different note, I congratulate you, Leon, for exercising your First Amendment rights. A little civics in action. Nancy Merrill Alton Bay


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Norway teachers’ strike is example of nonviolent action against Nazis To the editor, I am responding to Steve Earle’s letter on December 7, in which he asks some good questions. Pacifism is different than nonviolence in that it can be passive. Nonviolence is commonly referred to as nonviolent action which requires people to do things that those in power don’t want them to do or not to do things that those in power want them to do. The emphasis is on action as in civil disobedience and the rationale is that unjust laws should not be obeyed. This is why Gandhi called it “the most powerful weapon created by the ingenuity of man.” Nonviolence has been used in every type of government from totalitarian to democratic since recorded time . Mr. Earle correctly points out the plebian-patrician dispute in 494 BC. This dispute included large scale nonviolent actions against long established undemocratic Roman rule. This information can be found in Dr. Gene Sharp’s 1500 page doctoral dissertation at Oxford University and in a shorter version in a book called “Exploring Nonviolent Alternatives”. He also wrote “Social Power and Political Freedom” as well as several other books. One fascinating piece he wrote is on Transarmament, in which he discusses nonviolent defense against invasion. Two notable events of nonviolence include the Norwegian Teacher’s Strike against the Nazis

that prevented Nazi propaganda from being taught to Norwegian children and the Rose St. women’s action in Germany that freed the Jewish husbands of non-Jewish wives. Facing a line of machine guns, the women refused orders to disperse and remained until their husbands were released from captivity. There are some recent papers that look at how nonviolence could have been used on a larger scale to defeat the Nazis. On Mr. Earle’s second point, when soldiers see doctors and lawyers in uniform, they just see doctors and lawyers. When they see the clergy in uniform they think that God is on their side. Helmets in Vietnam actually had “God is on our side” written on them. Religion does not necessarily cause war but it fuels it. Thus, I am equally upset by radical Muslim clerics who tell their followers to kill the infidels for Allah as much as I am with some chaplains who tell soldiers to “kill a terrorist for Christ”. Most chaplains don’t do this but the fact that they are wearing a uniform provides a strong subliminal message that God is with America. If there is a God, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. I simply ask, leave God out of war. Even better, leave war out of international relations. Leo R. Sandy New Hampton

Raising taxes by 20% is not a solution available to Legislature To the editor, After the November elections, those of us who are first time representatives learned that we are the largest group of first time Republican Representatives, elected ever, not only in New Hampshire, but anywhere in the United States. November has been a relatively intense month of introductions, of orientations, and of organization. The Republicans elected a new Speaker of the House then, the Republicans grouped together and along with the Democrats voted unanimously to organize the House. Those votes were a major move towards reconciliation between the two parties, all members of which voted unanimously to work together under the new House Leadership. The new Leadership has 400 seats to assign, 400 parking places to assign, and 400 committee assignments to make. The committee assignments are particularly challenging because

some committees are more in demand than others. All of those things are to be done before Christmas, so the new Leadership of the House has a full itinerary of things to decide on in a short period of time. Among other things, the new Representatives have a 224 page “Manual of the General Court” to read and digest before the regular sessions start on Wednesday, Jan 5. One of the most pressing problems for the new Legislature is to resolve the approximately 20-percent shortage of money for the $5,500,000,000 2011 budget. The 2010 session of the legislature raised taxes and fees in about 100 different ways to cover the spending in the 2010 budget. Raising taxes by 20-percent is not a solution that is available to the new, 2011 Legislature. “Stay tuned” for the next installment. Bob Kingsbury Representative for Laconia

Alton Fire/Rescue in need of infusion of new call firefighters To the editor, The Alton Fire/Rescue Department is looking for new members to join our call Fire Department. Our call volume is approximately 750 calls per year and we are looking for men and women of all ages to come join the team. If you are looking for a way to make a positive difference in town and enjoy working with others, this can be a very rewarding experience

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LETTERS A large Christmas tree can soak up 3 quarts of water a day To the editor, It is that time of year when Christmas trees are brought into our homes. Christmas time is a wonderful time of year however it can also be very dangerous. The Christmas tree is probably one of the most recognized seasonal symbols in the world. Unfortunately, a Christmas tree, if not properly cared for, can create a very dangerous fire hazard. Normally, Christmas trees are harvested starting in October. They are then transported throughout the country for sale to the public. We then place them into our heated homes, which enhances the drying process. Christmas trees must be watered daily. This past week the weather has been cold, windy, with very low dew points. These conditions are drying out Christmas trees even faster. As soon as you get your tree home place it in a bucket of water. Let it absorb as much water as possible. Be sure you first cut the butt off so there is fresh wood exposed. Most good tree dealers will do this for you. Every year there are thousands of home fires involving Christmas trees. Every year the damage is in the millions and 30 to 40 people will die in fires as a result of Christmas trees catching fire. Not all these fires can be attributed to the holiday tree however there is a correlation. Fortunately, the number of home fires related to Christmas trees is steadily declining. This is primarily do to awareness, early detection of fires, and the use of artificial trees. Christmas trees are a very short term hazard and do produce a high proportionate loss. When a Christmas tree is ignited, the resulting fire is very hot and intense. Fire will spread rapidly and devour the room it is in just seconds. If the tree is near a stairway the fire will spread up the stairs in seconds preventing escape. Any person upstairs will not be able to come down this stairway. Fortunately, there is an easy way to reduce the risk: water. A Christmas tree needs to be adequately watered every day. The moisture content of the needles will determine how fast a tree can be ignited and then burn. If a tree

is baled after cutting this will help retain moisture. Once the wrapping is cut and the branches open up the tree will quickly start to dry out. Trees for sale should be sprayed with water at least nightly. When picking a Christmas tree bounce the tree on the ground. If needles fall off then the tree is already too dry. After you pick your Christmas tree it is very important that you make a fresh cut on the bottom of the trunk. A straight cut is all that is needed. This allows water to travel up through the rings of the tree. Put the tree into a large stand as soon as possible. Keep the stand filled with water at all times. A large tree may soak up to 3 quarts of water per day; especially in the first few days when the tree attempts to rehydrate itself. It is very important to keep a tree adequately watered. If the tree dries out beyond a certain point, it will not rehydrate. According to experts it is best to use plain ordinary tap water. There are a number of additives for sale that claim to reduce the flammability of Christmas trees. There is no evidence that validates these claims. The best solution is plenty of water. You may need to fill the basin 2 or 3 times per day. Try to keep your tree away from doorways and stairways. Never place a Christmas tree near a fireplace or other type of heating unit. This will cause the tree to dry out regardless of the amount of water in the tree stand. Check your Christmas lights to make sure they are in good shape. If the wire is worn or frayed throw the lights away and buy new lights. Never use candles on or near a Christmas tree. Always put the lights out if you’re leaving the house and before going to bed. After Christmas remove the tree as soon as possible. It will definitely be dried out by then. Store the tree away from the house. Never store it in the garage, in the basement, or on the porch. Please heed our advice and you and your family will have a safer holiday season. The Laconia Fire Department would like to take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Chief Ken Erickson Laconia Fire Department

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SANBORNTON — As of Dec. 31, Steve Ober will be leaving his position as selectman because the demands of his new job require he travel frequently and for extended periods of time. Ober, who tendered his written resignation last night, was not at the meeting but was represented by his wife, Karen. “After completing my first job assignment and reviewing the upcoming job schedule, it is safe to say I will need to resign my position as selectman,” Ober wrote. “It is not fair to the board of selectmen or the people of Sanborton who elected me that I stay on,” he continued. Ober was first elected to the board in 2005. Re-elected for a second term

in 2008, his term was set to expire in March 2011. “I’m very happy that he got this job and I’m sure that he’s dong the best thing for his family and it is with deep regret that we’ll accept his resignation,” said Selectman Andrew Livernois. “Steve has been a real asset to this board,” said Selectboard Chair David Nickerson. “In many cases he has been the voice of reason.” A retired Laconia lieutenant and EMT, Ober accepted a position with a company that oversees underground storage tank removals as a member of its on-site emergency medical team. Livernois and Nickerson said they will consult the town attorney for guidance as to they will fill the open spot on the Board of Selectmen.

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Ober said he and the commission will begin searching for a replacement fire prevention officer when he assumed the position of chief on Monday. Commissioners used the Local Government Center to assist them in their search. He replaces former Chief Stephen Carrier who left to become the deputy chief of the Gilford fire Department. Ober is also the Ashland fire chief. He said he will resign from that position but will remain with them an oncall firefighter. — Gail Ober

CENTER HARBOR from page one park deeply divided the community, lengthening the odds against securing the two-thirds majority vote at town meeting required to fund the actual construction project. When the selectmen met with the Building Committee last night, Police Chief Mark Chase said the new site represented “an opportunity to bring us back together.” Selectman Charlie Hanson stressed that amid the controversy a park committee has been convened to pursue

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Former Wellesley student acquitted in MIT stabbing BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Wednesday found a former Wellesley College student not guilty on grounds of insanity in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend in his dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology weeks after he broke off their relationship. Anna Tang was accused of sneaking into Wolfe Styke’s dorm room with three knives and stabbing him as he slept on Oct. 23, 2007. Styke received seven stab wounds but survived. Tang, 23, admitted she stabbed Styke but claimed she was legally insane at the time, suffering from bipolar disorder and depression. She waived her right to a jury trial. Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bruce Henry found Tang not guilty of armed assault with attempt to murder, home invasion and assault with a dan-

gerous weapon causing serious bodily injury. Tang’s lawyer, Robert George, said after the verdict he and his client were “obviously thrilled with the result.” “You know, we put a lot of time and effort, and that includes a forensic medical team we put together,” George said. “It’s gratifying that the court ... accepted our case and acquitted her by reason of mental disease or defect.” Tang has checked into the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in Boston for observation. After the observation, which can range from 20 to 50 days, George will return to court for a commitment hearing, at which Tang will be set free or it will be determined what will happen next in terms of her treatment.

JUDGE from page one ney General’s Office on December 20 to develop a process for making the appointbefore being elected county attorney in ment. In particular, Millham said that the a landslide in 2006. He said that after shutdelegation would receive guidance on the tling twice between defending and prosecutRight-to-Know in light of the decision of ing he welcomed the opportunity to dispense the New Hampshire Supreme Court that justice from the bench, allowing that the role the process of filling vacancies in elective is well-suited to his temperament. county offices must be open to the public. Justice Edwin Kelly, who administers In 2007, a previous convention got in the district court system, said that Carroll legal trouble for filling the then vacant and Governor John Lynch will set a mutucounty sheriff position behind closed ally convenient date, most likely within doors. That effort eventually led to a the next two weeks, when the new justice landmark Supreme Court ruling (Lamcan be sworn in. Carroll, Kelly explained Jim Carroll bert v. Belknap County Convention) that will then spend at least two seeks sitting is a basic tenet of state law today. with different district court judges around the state Millham said that once the process is set the posibefore taking his position on the bench at Academy tion would be advertised and candidates would be Square near the middle of January. told what information they should submit in supMeanwhile, the Belknap County Convention, conport of their applications. After culling the field, sisting of the 18 members of the House of Represeninterviews would be held and an appointment made. tatives elected in the county, will begin the process In the meantime, Millham said that personnel of appointing a county attorney week after next. from the Attorney General’s Office would serve in Representative Alida Millham (R-Gilford) said that place of the county attorney, as necessary. the delegation will meet with a member of the Attorfrom preceding page Borella that “the park has become an expensive distraction,” including Peter Louden of the Building Committee who said “we’re in agreement here to drop the park as a potential site.” “I would be in favor of that and taking one option to the voters,” said Richard Drenkhahn, who chairs the Selectboard. Selectmen Charles Hanson offered a motion to instruct town counsel to withdraw the probate court petition, which carried unanimously. With that the issue turned to the proposal to construct a free-standing police station of 4,200 square feet, including a “sally port” of 500-square-feet and an equal amount of unfinished space, at an estimated cost of $1.3-million. Gary Goudreau of Davis & Goudreau Architects explained that the McCahan property would accommodate the building as designed without the need for significant changes. Police Chief Mark Case suggested that the cost of the facility might be reduced by eliminating a training room, designed to double as a community room,

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‘How’s Our Health?’: Lakes Region report card is designed to inspire action By AdAm drApcho LACONIA — New Hampshire residents rank in the 90th percentile of American residents when compared on a matrix of good health measures. However, Sue Laverack, associate director of the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, thinks there’s plenty of areas where the region’s residents could be healthier. Her organization, and the many other local sponsoring organizations, recently released a report titled “How’s our Health?,” which seeks to offer an at-a-glance look at how healthy local residents are in specific areas. Laverack hopes the report will encourage reactions and discussions, which will lead in turn to action and an improvement in the overall health of Lakes Region residents. “How’s Our Health?” is seen by Laverack as an outgrowth of the Lakes Region Community Needs Assessment Report, which is produced every five years, most recently in 2008. The community needs report is a 25-page, black-and-white affair, which Laverack imagines the average citizen finds dense and academic. In contrast, the “How’s Our Health?” report is designed to digested within a few minutes of reading. To help make the document accessible, the seven groups of local health “indicators” are compared with statewide statistics and a target figure. The indicators are presented along with a graphic of a dashboard-like gauge, with a needle on the gauge indicating whether the region is “doing very well,” “not doing well” or is somewhere in between. The seven groups of indicators are presented as questions. “Are we achieving good health outcomes?” presents statistics such as rates of premature death, percentages of low birth weights and the percent of people who report being in good health. The gauge for that group of indicators is leaning toward the “doing very well” end of the spectrum, but not everything in the Lakes Region looks as rosy. Another group of indicators, “Are we personally prepared for large scale disasters or emergencies?”

shows a different picture. In this category, 77-percent of people contacted for a survey reported that they were prepared, but only half of the survey responders had a three-day supply of water at home and 83-percent had a three-day supply of non-perishable food. There are other indicators which Laverack hopes will provoke closer inspection. For example, local rates of teenage pregnancies, obesity among adults and among children from low-income households and adult smoking rates are all higher than statewide numbers. Because the report compiles data from many different places, including self-reported surveys, Laverack said the report is not intended to be a definitive, exhaustive analysis of local health. Rather, it is meant to be a “quick snapshot” that will lead to conversations about what the region’s health priorities should be. “We’re able to not only identify (challenges), but also to do something about it,” she said. For example, the 2008 Community Needs Assessment Report identified that inactivity and drug and alcohol use were problems in the region. Since then, Health Eating Active Living (HEAL) and another entity Partners In Prevention (PIP) have formed in response. Laverack hopes people will take a quick glance at the report and ask themselves, “What does it mean to have that indicator? What is the result of living in a community where X percent of underage females are having babies? What is the barrier to people not having a three-day supply of water in the home? I would like people to tell me why they don’t have the water, and what we as agencies can do about it.” The “How’s Our Health?” report can be accessed via, or paper copies will be distributed to local schools, libraries or the many sponsoring agencies. Laverack, who can be reached at or 528-2145, welcomed reactions. “I believe there’s some good things happening,” she said.

JUSTICE from page 3 told the executive council he was raised by a single mother and his great grandmother in a tenement in New Haven, Conn. He said he was the first in his family to graduate from high school.

He graduated from the University of New Haven with a criminal justice degree and worked as an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency while attending the University of Connecticut Law School at night. He received his law degree in 1975.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is proving it’s never too late to make things right. Ninety-five-year-old Hazel Severson of Sacramento says a friend found a book that Severson’s late husband had borrowed from an Amador County library in 1936 while sorting through things for a garage sale. She knew what she had to do: return the book and offer to pay the overdue fee — a whopping $2,701. Severson told the Sacramento Bee that she and

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BOSTON (AP) — Doc Rivers decided not to tell his team that Carmelo Anthony was scratched until after the Celtics had already prepared to face the Denver Nuggets star. He learned that lesson from Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant. “He really didn’t want to tell us that Carmelo wasn’t playing,” Celtics forward Paul Pierce said after Boston beat the Nuggets 105-89 on Wednesday night. “I think he waited to the very last second.” Ray Allen scored 28 points to help the Celtics take advantage of Anthony’s injury and win their eighth straight game. The loss left Nuggets coach George Karl stuck on 999 wins; his next chance to reach 1,000 comes Friday at Toronto. Kevin Garnett had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Rajon Rondo added 13 assists for Boston. Paul Pierce scored 17 and Glen “Big Baby” Davis, who had been ill during the week, had 16 points. Reserve guard Ty Lawson scored 24 for Denver, and Arron Afflalo added 16 points. Gary Forbes, who started in place of Anthony, had five points and zero rebounds in 19 minutes. Anthony, the No. 10 scorer in the NBA this season at 22.8 points per game, was scratched just before tip-off because of inflammation in his right knee. He is day-to-day. “I’m somewhat surprised by it,” Karl said. “I kind of knew there was a chance he wouldn’t go (at) about 15 minutes before the game.” It was the third time in 11 home games that the Celtics faced an opponent without its star. John Wall also missed the Washington Wizards’ game in Boston, and the Thunder were without Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer, when they visited on Nov. 19.

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Seniors advised how to protect themselves from con artists By Gail OBer


LACONIA — It can start with a e-mail, a phone call or a letter, but, according to an investigator from the N.H. Department of Justice, once a con artist gets his or her grips onto a potential victim, the results can be devastating. Investigator Joseph Byron, spoke to a crowd of about 100 senior citizens at yesterday’s Elder Friendship Club meeting at Leavitt Park as part of his mission to educate the state’s residents, especially the elderly, about fraud and how not to become a victim. “Once your money is gone, it’s gone,” Byron told his audience recounting how, in the words of a convicted fraudster, punishment for fraud is “rare.” “Whether it’s $1 or $1-million, the effects are the same,” he said. “So how do they get your name?” he asked the crowd at the beginning of his presentation. “Just sign up for something free.” Byron said once that standard form is filled out, whether it’s to win a free television, a free trip to Florida, or a free anything, the fine print on the bottom of the card gives the contest holder the right to sell a person’s private information. “But we don’t read the fine print, do we?” he said. From that point forward, lists and lists of names of people who have filled out the cards, that include lots of personal information including addresses and phone numbers, are sold to people throughout the world, many of whom have nothing but stealing money on their minds. He said the con artist knows who he or she is contacting, often by telephone, and the first step is to begin a conversation. “Just hang up,” he said. “ I know you’ve all been taught not to be rude, but the only way to get rid of these people is to hang up.” He said one of the more common recent frauds is the grandchild in trouble in a different county, often Canada. He said any time any one says to go to Western Union or any other money wiring service, then they are more than likely being defrauded. Within the year, area police have received hundreds of calls regarding this potential fraud and, unfortunately, one Gilford couple actually fell prey to it. He said other ways to prevent fraud and identity theft is to use the shredder for all sensitive or personal documents. “These people don’t mind getting dirty to make a million dollars,” he said. “They are going through your trash.” He showed photos of an elderly couple’s home that was littered with piles of mail telling them they have won this or that. He said they had 28 cases of mail. “They kept their mail because they thought the winning entry was in there,” Byron said, noting this couple lost almost $70,000 before their children

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N.H. Department of Justice investigator Joseph Byron addresses a meeting of the Laconia Elder Friendship Club at the Leavitt Parkhouse on Wednesday afternoon. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)

realized what happened and notified police. He also said to beware of charities that reach out to you. He told the crowd to know and verify any charity before making any donation. The most common charity frauds involve solicitation for police, fire, churches, children, or veterans. Bryon, who is a retired Manchester Police detective, said he actually investigated a case where a fake police athletic league was soliciting on behalf of the Manchester Police Department. “We weren’t doing any police athletic league fund raising,” he said. He said once he actually got a call from someone pretending to be from Interpol who told him he too was investigating a fraud and wanted to compare notes. “This guy’s actually trying to scam me in my own office,” he said to laughter. He said the holidays are a particularly active time for fraudsters and the five most common holiday frauds this year are free “iPad” offer scams, the

“Help, I’ve been robbed scam;” fake gift cards; holiday job offers; and holiday vacation rentals. Many in the audience said they have recently gotten phone calls from someone named Rachel. “This Rachel calls every couple of weeks,” said one woman. “Then hang up,” said Byron who also told them to use caller i.d. and not be afraid to let the answering machine pick up phone calls. “If it’s a family member or it’s something important, they’ll leave a message,” he said. He also said that all foreign lotteries are illegal. “If you haven’t heard me, they’re illegal,” he said. “You can’t win them.” Byron also told the crowd to be aware of their surroundings, not to contract home repairs to anyone who seeks them out and to report any suspicious attempts to their local police department. “Eight-four percent of all senior fraud victims don’t report it and these people know this,” he said.

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MEREDITH — Arthur Denis Boucher, 90, of Meredith, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Lakes Region Hospital, of Laconia, after a period of declining health. Born on February 20, 1920, in Lowell, MA, he was the son of Odilon and Evon (Richard) Boucher. Arthur was raised in Lowell, attended schools there, and eventually bought a home and resided there for many more years before moving to Meredith, in April, 1970. Arthur worked for over thirty-four years as a foreman for United Elastic, of Lowell, retiring in 1970. He was a longtime communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Meredith, and was very involved in the affairs and activities of the church. He also served as the sexton of St. Charles Church for many years Arthur was a family man who loved his children and grandchildren.

Arthur served with courage and honor in the Navy in WWII. Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Claire (Cassista), in 1980, a son, Richard A; a daughter, Diane Purlington, and a brother, Henry Boucher. He is survived by his son Denis Boucher, of Salt Lake City, UT; two sisters, Doris Widebeck, of Nashua, and Rita Lussier, of Manchester; a sister-in-law, Gloria Boucher, of Nashua; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Boucher, of Moultonborough; three grandchildren; one greatgrandchild, and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 and 104, Meredith, from 9:30 am thru 11:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Rte. 25, Meredith at 12:00 pm. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., pastor, will be the celebrant. Spring Burial will be held in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Laconia.

Francis “Frank” Bajkowski, Jr., 51 LACONIA — Francis “Frank” “JR” S. Bajkowski, Jr., 51, of 65 Gilford Avenue, died at his home on Saturday, December 4, 2010. Frank was born June 19, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Elizabeth (Deller) and Francis S. Bajkowski, Sr. He had an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and a Degree in Horticulture. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Frank lived in Salisbury, N.H. for many years before moving to Laconia two years ago. He had been employed at the New Hampshire State Hospital, in Concord for the past twenty-two years. He was formerly an E.M.T. in Baltimore, Maryland. Frank is survived by his wife, Mary (O’Mara) Bajkowski of Laconia; a stepson, Kerry Peyatt, of Sanbornton; two stepdaughters, Shannon Rosario of Tampa, Florida and Shelly Dow of Sanbornton; twelve step grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Andrew Bajkowski, of Baltimore; a sister, Rose

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Lang, of Baltimore; two nephews and one niece. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from Noon-5:00 PM at his brother-in-law’s home (Kevin O’Mara) at 519 Old Range Road, Sanbornton, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Concord SPCA, 130 Washington Street, Penacook, N.H. 03303. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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John Ganong re-joins Roche Realty Group MEREDITH — Veteran Laconia realtor John Ganong has joined the Roche Realty Group, announced company President Frank Roche on Wednesday. Ganong will be operating out of the firm’s Meredith office, on Route 3/Daniel Webster Highway, located at the entrance to The Grouse Point Club. Ganong has worked in the real estate industry from an early age. He initially owned a construction company in Boston, which was involved in various condominium conversion projects. His insight into the industry ultimately led him to become a practicing realtor. Ganong and his family moved to the Lakes Region some 30 years ago, after searching for the best place possible to raise their children. “We wanted to raise

the kids in a nice area like this. It’s terrific here for young families; the schools are great and the crime rate is low,” Ganong said. Ganong transitioned his knowledge of construction into the real estate industry. He accompanied Roche and several other successful realtors at the Century 21, Keewaydin office. After several years of success, they branched off and formed Roche Realty Group, Inc. Ganong’s entrepreneurial drive soon led him to starting his own firm. Three years later, he founded Ganong Real Estate, and his company continued to thrive. Recently, Ganong decided he wanted to step down from the stresses of ownership and focus on personal sales. It was a logical decision for him to once again join his partners at Roche Realty Group. Roche commented on the new addition: “I couldn’t be happier to have John working with us again; I’m truly pleased and proud to welcome him to our office.” John can be reached by e-mail at:, by phone at (603) 393-5590, or at Roche Realty Group’s Meredith Office: (603) 279-7046.

LACONIA — On Monday, December 13 at 7 p.m., professional actor Richard Clark will present a delightful look at the life and work of America’s foremost humorist at the Laconia Public Library. This one-person play — “And Now. . . Mark Twain” — is full of wit and wisdom and the special brand of storytelling that made him a legend in his time. Richard Clark spent several years in New York

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GILFORD — The Lakes Region Chordsmen, local Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will host a spaghetti supper and perform at the Community Church beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. Dinner, with all the accoutrements, will be served frm 4 — 5:30 p.m. The concert, featuring the Chords-

men, the GCC Choir, and District Senior Quartet winners —Melodies & Memories, will be performed from 5 — 6:30 p.m. Admission, which includes the spaghetti supper, is $7 for adults, $4 for children under the age of 16. For more information, contact Guy Haas at 2792230 or (508) 662-7720.

GILFORD — Registration is now open for a fourweek Cross Country Ski Program offered by the Parks and Recreation Department to begin Saturday, January 8. Lessons will be held at 10 a.m. at Bolduc Park through Saturday, January 29. Registration forms

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 25th Annual Reverend Ray Wixson Senior Dinner at the Gilford Community Church. 6:15 p.m. Turkey and all the fixings offered free to all any senior citizen living in Gilford. Hosted by the Gilford Rotary Club. Reservations highly recommended. Rides available. 524-6057. Pemigewasset Choral Society presents “Joy to the World”. 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Meredith. Open to the public with admission by donation. Program includes a variety of choral music, vocal and trumpet soloists and an audience sing along. Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Country Gifts n’ Things in Rumney. For more information call 536-1001. College Financial Night for seniors and parents at Laconia High School. 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium. Presentation by the NHHEAF Network Organizations. Call LHS Guidance at 524-3350 X 111 for more information. Brown Bag Seminar hosted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. Noon at the Plymouth State University Ice Arena Welcome Center. Topic is The Intrinsic Motivation Advantage for employees, presented by Campton resident Dr. Paul P. Baard. Free For reservations call 536-1001. American Red Cross Blood Drive at Sacred Heart Hall (31 Gilford Ave.) in Laconia. Noon to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. For more information visit or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Holiday Feast at the Laconia Senior Center. 11 a.m. Classic Tunes, a 2-person band will be performing favorite holiday music and the meal will be a special feast with all the trimmings. Call 524-7689 for reservations. First Annual Holiday Art Walk in Meredith Village. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Featuring Hodecker George Gallery, The Fine Carpet and Asian Antique Gallery, Gallery 51 and the lakes gallery at chi-lin. Free and open to the public. For further information call 279-8663. Free retirement income protection strategies workshop. 10 a.m. to noon at the Laconia Elks Club on Rte. 11-A in Gilford. Free to pre- and post-retirement residents age 50+ Hosted by LighPoint Financial & Retirement Center. Reservations required. Call 345-6755. Weight Watchers meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Center Harbor Christian Church. Lakes Region Lyme Support Group meeting. Second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Taylor Community’s Woodside building in Laconia. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tickborne diseases. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. “Penguins on Parade” at the Goss Reading Room at 188 Elm Street in Lakeport (Laconia). Noon to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in December. Kirk Dougal’s collection of penguins includes brass, wood, ceramic, stuffed, great and small. Each young reader who visit the exhibit will receive a penguin gift, while supplies last. 524-7683. Holiday traditions storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. A special storytime celebrating Hanukkah. Sign songs, share a story and create a craft to take home. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. All levels of experience welcome. Mystery Book Club meeting at the Meredith Public Library. “Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly. Refreshments.

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Dear Annie: I have been married for 16 years. I was recently diagnosed with trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection. My doctor explained that if I have been faithful to my husband, then he must have cheated on me. When I confronted my husband, he denied it. I had symptoms, but some women can have trichomoniasis for decades and not know it. My husband’s business has been struggling financially, and this has taken a toll on our relationship. It is not out of the realm of possibility that he might have cheated on me. But he continues to deny it, even after I told him that although I believe he did cheat, I still am committed to our marriage. Annie, do most doctors believe their patients with this STD have cheating spouses? Is it possible I carried this infection for 21 years, since my previous marriage, and am only now showing symptoms? Can you help me make sense of this? -- Confused and Hurting in Florida Dear Confused: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted parasitic infection, and symptoms typically show up four to 28 days after exposure, usually in women. Men often have no symptoms, so urge your husband to be tested. It is highly unlikely that one could acquire the infection through any means other than sex. The trich protozoa can live outside the body only for a very brief time. However, during that brief time, it is possible (though exceedingly rare) to contract trichomoniasis if the genital area comes into direct contact with infected damp or moist objects such as towels, clothing, bedding or bathing suits. You can get more details through the CDC (cdc. gov/std) at 1-888-232-6348 or ASHA ( Dear Annie: My husband goes on out-of-state bicycle trips with his friends, only one of whom I have ever met. These trips involve 100-mile journeys through different towns over several days. “Jon” doesn’t think he needs to give me any details of where he will be on any given night, what the sleeping

arrangements are or who else is on the trip. It’s not as if he doesn’t know these things in advance. These trips are well planned. Jon says if I need to reach him, I can call his cell phone. But I feel ridiculous having to ask him what town he is in, and he rarely offers the information. This seems disrespectful and makes me feel left out and unimportant. Whenever I go somewhere, I make sure he knows the name of the hotel. Jon knows how I feel, and although it would be simple to fix, he refuses. Am I making a mountain out of a mountain bike? -- In the Dark in Albuquerque Dear In the Dark: Jon is being extremely inconsiderate. When someone you love is worried, you should do your best to allay those fears. And you should know where he is in case of emergency. If you trust him, make your own plans while he is away so you will be less focused on his whereabouts. But we worry about a married man who won’t tell his wife where he’s sleeping, or with whom. Dear Annie: The letter from “Confused” really hit home. She said her husband never gives her a compliment and pouts when he doesn’t get his way and their sex life doesn’t exist because he can’t bear to be touched. When couples date, they often show only their best side. Unfortunately, that lavish attention is washed away with everyday life once they marry. And some men only like the hunt. Once the catch is caught, they lose interest. I think “Confused’s” husband married her because he loved what they had while they were dating. He simply doesn’t know how to live as a married man and how to be loving and attentive to his wife. -- In the Same Boat, Bailing Water Dear Boat: We agree -- except for the fact that her husband hates to be touched. That puts him in an entirely different category.

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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BEAUTIFUL puppies, red mini poodles and pomapoos. Sire is champ background. Good price. Happy, healthy, home raised. 253-6373

LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing; All duct work, plumbing, & boiler in place; Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662

BELMONT: Must See! Large 1-bedroom in 2-family home, just remodeled, washer/dryer hookup, no pets/smokers, $675/month, heat included. 603-387-6490.

GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $175/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or 832-3334.

CHIHUAHUA Puppies for SaleBlue male and black & white female. $500 each. 998-3934 FREE to good home. Rabbit with cag, a $200 value. Call Scott 369-0494. PUG Puppies: Black & fawn, 1st shots and health certificates, $600, 455-9096.

Announcement KITCHEN CRAVINGS: Now offer ing select wines and microbrews. Also now open until 8pm Fri and Sat nights. Restaurant available for private holiday functions. Call Bill 528-0001

Autos 1997 Ranger 4.0 v6 Auto, 103K mi, Many new parts. 2 sets tires. $3,400 obo. 293-2496. 2002 Dodge Dakota, 4WD Quad cab, 80k miles, automatic, 4 winter tires, asking $6,000/ obo. 369-1087. 2003 Hyundai Tiberon- 1 owner, black on black leather, 24 valve V-6 six speed. New parts & extras. Good shape. $5,500 934-5387 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. 01 Subaru Limited Outback Wagon. Loaded, heated seats, winter package, dual sun roof.

Child Care CHILD CARE In my Belmont home. 20+ years experience. Have one new opening. 2 meals, snacks & crafts. Call Linda at 524-8761.

For Rent ALEXANDRIA Rooms for rent, quiet country setting, large bedrooms and use of family room and kitchen, large backyard, beautiful open space, everything included (cable, Internet), built and designed for easier living. Please call Randy 744-6787 or 707-7295 ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: 2-Bedroom house, $200/week +utilities; . Lake/ Beach access. 603-365-0799. Laconia 1 Bedroom Cottage. $750/Month + Utilities. No Pets. 1 month security deposit required. 524-6611 APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT 2 Bedroom Duplex. Newly remodeled, no pets. $190/Week + utilities. 603-520-5209 BELMONT, NH - $750.00 a month. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, W&D hookup, single wide mobile home with yard for rent. Close to school. Call Fairlane Homes at 800-325-5566 for more information. BELMONT: 2-Bedroom apt., quiet area, big yard. Heat included, $225/week. Section-8 accepted.

CUTE one bedroom in Tilton, just updated, heat included, near all. Also downstairs unit. $660/mo. 603-393-9693, 916-214-7733

Downtown Laconia Furnished Rooms Shared Facilities

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.

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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 2BR condo, washer/dryer in-unit, great condition, large closets, no smoking, pets OK. $900/month. 344-6914 GILFORD 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, attached one car garage, excellent condition, $1200/ month plus utilities, contact Debbie at Roche Realty 603-279-7046 or 603-520-7769. GILFORD- 3 BEDROOM. Large yard for kids, walk to beach/ shopping, pet friendly, $1,250 +utilities. Available December 15th. call 603-393-5756. 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. LACONIA- Large Sunny 1-bedroom. 2nd floor, off street parking, Washer/Dryer on-site. $675/Month includes heat/hot water.

GILMANTON LARGE 2 bedroom Apartment. Easy commute, pets negotiable. $975/Month. 630-6812

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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

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

LACONIA-South Down, Golf Village: 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse; Cathedral ceiling, gas heat, central air, gas fireplace, all appliances, washer & dryer, beach, trails, tennis and all SD amenities. No smoking, no pets. Snow removal & lawn care included. $1,200 Month. Garage available. 603-387-2954 Laconia.-Nice one bedroom Close to downtown. $155/Week, plus electric. Heat & hot water included. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1 bedroom with porch, new paint, $145/ week includes heat & hot water. 603-528-0024. LACONIA: 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: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $750/month includes heat. Accepts Section 8. 455-8789. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $210/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 1BR, new carpets, parking, no pets, $140/ week + utilities, security, Sec 8, 387-6810. LACONIA: 2BR second floor, laundry hookup, 1-car garage, large backyard, Oak St., $750 per month plus utilities, security deposit, references. Call after 4 pm, 520-8212. 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.

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: Large 2 Bedroom second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/smoking. First month and security, references required. $795 + heat/utilities. 603-630-2381. NEW Hampton - stunning quality! Immaculate 2+bedroom/ 2 bath exclusive Condo. $1195/ mo. Astonishing open stairwell extending up to the 3rd floor lighted by the skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Brazilian wood floors, W/D hook up. Less than 3 minutes from I-93. Call today 603-744-3551. NEFH...Come on Home!!

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

NORTHFIELD: 2-bedroom, open concept kitchen/livingroom, deck off kitchen, $750 +utilities. 455-9189. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $200/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353

LACONIA: Small 3 bedroom, $200/ week, includes heat/hot water, references and deposit. No Pets. 524-9665.

PLYMOUTH Cottage or motel room, microwave and fridge, cable and high-speed Internet, all util incl, local transportation provided. $199 weekly. 536-1319

Laconia Efficiency: On quiet dead-end street, $450/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets.

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.

TILTON: Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150/weekly, includes all. 286-4391.

Laconia- Large three bedroom. $235/wk utilities included. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 Laconia- Large two bedroom with small porch. $235/week utilities included. Laundry on site. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 Laconia- 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. Laconia- Very nice, very large three bedroom. Washer/dryer hook-up, two living rooms, playroom, 1.5 baths, yard, close to town. $1500/month, utilities included. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428 Laconia-. One bedroom. Close to downtown. $140/Week utilities included, laundry on site. No dogs.

LACONIA: STUDIO $590/Month, 1-2 bedrooms starting at $695/Month. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKEPORT- One bedroom. $140/week, utilities included. Laundry on site. No dogs. References and security deposit required. 524-4428

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


One and two bedrooms: $200 a week* All utilities, cable and Internet included

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Winter on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Ground Floor Condominium Furnished for the Seasonal Renter. Enjoy all the comforts of home in this spacious 3 bedroom unit. Relax in the morning sun and enjoy the delightful afternoon breezes on the enclosed lanai. Located in South Fort Myers. Fun Everywhere! Swimming pool and golfing across the street, nearby shopping, theaters, shelling beaches, dining...Want it? Youll find it! $1,950/Month. No smoking or pets. Call 239-464-7514

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.

SEASONED Firewood: $225/ cord, delivered. 279-3152 or 630-4778.

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

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

For Rent-Commercial LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $625/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. Lakeport Storefront- $700/mth plus utilities. Approximately 1,000 sq ft of retail and an additional 1,500 sq ft of storage. Security deposit required. 524-4428

DRY firewood, cut, split delivered, $265/ cord, green $200/ cord, will do half cords, John Peverly 528-2803 and no calls after 8 pm.

SNOW Tires, 4 Gislaved Nordic Frost, 205-55-16, on SAAB alloy wheels, very good condition, $225; 4 Audi alloy wheels, summer tires, 205-65-15, fair condition, $100. 630-6022



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 FIREWOOD- Hard, easy self serve. Oversized 1/8 cords $25 + free soft wood. 18 Arlene Dr. Belmont, off Union Rd, 1 mile from Piches. FISHER used plow 7 ft. Complete hydraulics, lights, push rods. Off 1989 Chevy pickup. You haul away. $700. 536-2489 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. BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $900, sell Queen $285, King $395, Full $260. Can deliver. 235-1695

BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 Free Full-size couch. Separate green, brown & beige cover like new, $25/Best offer. 524-3202 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.

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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.

LACONIA Tire Tech/ Mechanic 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

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

Lamb-Raised locally. Hormone & antibiotic free. Vacuum packed, frozen. 528-5838

5 Piece Drum Set. Rockwood by Hohner. $220 or best offer. 253-7003

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.

LACONIA. Female caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimers. Services will include but are not limited to personal care, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping based on available time. This is a part-time position offering 10-20 hours each week. 978-807-7470

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 Generac 5000 Watt Generator. 10 HP motor, new $600, now $300. Call 267-1935

PLOW- 9 ft. Minute Mount. New cylinders, no rot. $750. Stainless sander $650. 603-556-8061 after 5 pm.

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


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

Tilton Plumbing & Heating Company

286-7003 Maintenance Worker- For the Department of Parks and Recreation-Grounds and Maintenance, Alton, NH. Full-time, year round with benefits. Duties include: Maintenance of town buildings, recreational areas and parks; turf maintenance- mowing, raking, landscaping; rubbish removal; janitorial cleaning; snow removal- shoveling, sidewalk snow removal and plowing. Carpentry, electrical and plumbing experienced preferred. Must be available to work overtime and weekends as needed. Valid NH Drivers License, Criminal Background Check and Physical Capacity Exam are required. Applications available at Alton Parks and Recreation Department, 875-0109 and Position will remain open until


HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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

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

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

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade

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

Roommate Wanted Laconia 2 bedroom apartment to share. Female preferred. $300/Month, includes everything. Call during daytime 524-3292

BEDROOM 6 piece solid cherry wood Sleigh bed, all dovetail drawers, new in boxes, cost $2100, sell $750. 235-1773 RETAIL Space for Lease: 450 square feet, $650/month plus utilities. Route 3, Tilton (539 Laconia Road). Located in building occupied by Northeast Metal Roofing and Fire and Stove Stove Shop, 630-2332.

Services All Trades Landscaping


Laconia- 2 bedroom apartment to share. All included $100 per week. Female preferred. 455-2642 LACONIA 3-roomates wantedClean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, must see, will go fast. $129/week. 455-2014


Michael Percy


FALL-CLEANUPS & Mowing: 15 years experience. Call Rob, serving Laconia Gilford area. 393-4470.

ALCOHOL & DRUG Counseling. Evaluations/Assessments. One-on -one. Office, home or community visits. PRIVATE-voicemail. 998-7337 MS-MLADC CALL Mike for fall clean-ups, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214

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

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Snowmobiles 01 Mountain Cat 600 EFI electric start, reverse, gauges, cargo rack with arctic bags, fuel buddy, runs great, adult owned, always stored in enclosed trailer 5900 miles. Call 520-4318 01 Yamaha Venture 500- 2-up electric start, reverse, 2600 miles adult owned runs great. Stored in an enclosed trailer. Call 520-4318

Storage Space 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.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 “Christmas in the Village”, a memorable evening of storytelling, cider, carols and roasted chestnuts in downtown Laconia. 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Main Street businesses and the Evangelical Baptist Church on Veterans Square. Two identical services of Christmas music at the church, one at 6:30 and another at 7:45. Many downtown businesses will be offering special promotions. Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meeting. 10 a.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Center at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. “Really Rosie”, a Youth Ensemble production of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7 p.m. Call 366-7377 for tickets, or visit Pemigewasset Choral Society presents “Joy to the World”. 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Franklin. Open to the public with admission by donation. Program includes a variety of choral music, vocal and trumpet soloists and an audience sing along. Nearly 100 creches on display at the Meredith Bay Colony Club in Meredith, including nativities in the international collection of Rev. John Eaton. Noon to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Youth Theatre Workshop production of “Hector, The Magic Elf” at the Meredith Community Center. 7 p.m. An original play by Rachel Witkovsky of Tuftonboro staring local teens and tweens. $5 admission for children. Adults free. For more information call 1-888-245-6374. Free retirement income protection strategies workshop. 10 a.m. to noon at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Tilton. Free to pre- and post-retirement residents age 50+ Hosted by LighPoint Financial & Retirement Center. Reservations required. Call 345-6755. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. 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. Indoor climbing wall drop-in time at Meredith Community Center. 6 to 8 p.m. Climb Mt. Meredith, a 24-ft. indoor climbing wall. $1 per person. Please pay at the front desk. Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Stories, songs, crafts and fun for toddlers 1-3. Sign-up is helpful. Knit Wits meeting at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Knitting and conversation.

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LACONIA — The Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association will be hosting a Hockey Jamboree and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Ice Arena. The Lakers Mini Mite and Mite II teams will be joined by teams from Rochester, Wolfeboro, Hooksett, Henniker, Hollis, and Manchester for an exciting morning of cross ice hockey. Each team will play at least three 25 minute games and two games will be going on at all times. In cross ice hockey, the game is fast and furious and loads of fun. Come out and spend the morning. Enjoy a pancake breakfast for $5 a person and a visit with Santa Claus, too. LRYHA is a volunteer organization which provides the opportunity for boys and girls of the Lakes Region to play competitive hockey. We have teams in the Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, Girls U-19, and Midget divisions who range in age from 5 to 15. We also offer a Mini-mite hockey program for young hockey novices and our $50 for the season, Learn To Skate program, has just gotten underway. For more information, see our website at or contact Dave Pollak at 620-3133.

Join Pick-Up Basketball for adults now at Meredith Community Center through Feb. 24

MEREDITH — Adults age 21 and over are invited to get in the game of Pick-Up Basketball at the Community Center from 7 — 9 p.m. on Thursday nights through February 24. Cost is $1 per session to be paid at the front desk upon arrival. For more information, call 279-8197.

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Common Man Family of Restaurants named Company of the Year at 2010 Commissioner’s Awards for Economic Development Excellence ment of Resources & Economic Development Commissioner George Bald said. “This is a company that has incorporated charitable giving and service to others as part of its corporate philosophy resulting in a world class business worthy of emulation.” What began as a small Ashland restaurant with only enough room for 35 customers, the Common Man has grown to 17 restaurants, two inns, a company store, and a movie house. However owner Alex Ray and his staff are known just as much for their community service and charitable endeavors as they are for their

Common Man Owner Alex Ray (center) receives the “Commissioner’s Company of the Year” award from New Hampshire Department of Resources & Economic Development Commissioner George Bald (l) and New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Roy Duddy. (Courtesy photo)

MANCHESTER — Outstanding customer service, food, and commitment to the community was all part of the recipe that led to the Common Man Family of Restaurants being named “Company of the Year” as part of the 2010 Commissioner’s Awards for Economic Development Excellence recently announced at the 15th

Annual New Hampshire Economic Development Summit held at Southern New Hampshire University. “With great attention directed toward creating the perfect customer experience and an unyielding desire to be a true community partner, the Common Man has become a New Hampshire treasure,” NH Depart-

Pemi Fish and Game Club announces schedule for 2nd Annual Winter Biathlon LAKES REGION — The Pemi Fish and Game Club has announced their winter biathlon schedule for the upcoming season with the first event — the 2nd Annual Mt Button Classic — to be held beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 12. Organized by Angelo Baroni, participants will ski en mass out to The Button, top it if snow conditions allow, then ski back to the range for the shooting portion of the match. There will be a one-minute penalty for each miss. According to Baroni, this is more of an outing than a race. The skiing will

be Nordic or classic cross-country. The total distance will be around 10 K. Participants should bring back country skis, a day pack, and a rifle. Loaners are available with advance notice. Drinks are also recommended as well as extra hats and gloves. Once back at the range, teams of two will alternate five shots each and when finished with four stages, ski to a finish line where the time ends. Registration will be at the clubhouse from 8 — 9 a.m. The fee is $15. If it rains, the event will be cancelled. For more informtion, call Fred Allen at 968-9944 or visit

Meredith Legion hosting Meat Bingo MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 will host Meat Bingo beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday December 11. Proceeds from this fun event will

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award-winning eateries. In January 2010, upon learning of the devastation caused in Haiti after a massive earthquake, the Common Man Family of Restaurants put forth a “Common Effort for Haiti,” event, donating 50 percent of all food sales at 15 of its locations to disaster relief efforts. Closer to home, the Common Man has supported countless non-profit agencies with funding, food donations, and even the creation of Webster Place Center, a non-profit, residential treatment facility to assist those struggling to overcome alcohol and other drug abuse and dependence.

ALTON PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ZONING AMENDMENTS This document comprises the posting and legal notice for Zoning Amendments proposed by the Town of Alton, NH Planning Board in accordance with NH RSA 675:3 & 675:7. The Public Hearing on these changes will be held on Monday , December 20, 2010 at 6:00pm at the Alton Town Hall. (If inclement weather causes the meeting to be rescheduled the date of the meeting shall be December 28, 2010.) A second public hearing, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2010 at the Alton Town Hall at 6:00pm. (If inclement weather causes the meeting to be rescheduled the date of the meeting shall be January 18, 2010.) Full textual copies of the above amendments are posted and available at Alton Town Hall during normal business hours. Amendment #1, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 200 by amending the definition of “Agriculture” to that as defined by NH RSA 21:34-a. Amendment #2, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 200, to add the definition of “Agritourism” as defined by RSA 21:34-a VI and amending Article 400, Section 401 by adding Agritourism” to the Table of Uses as an allowed use in the Rural Residential and Rural Zones. Amendment #3, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 200 to add the definition of “Function Facility” and amending Article 400, Section 401 by adding “Function Facility” to the Table of Uses as a use allowed by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with RSA 674:21 in the Rural Residential, Rural and Recreational Service Zones. Amendment #4, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 200 to add the definition of “Kennel” and amending Article 400, Section 401 by adding “Kennel” to the Table of Uses as an use allowed by Special Exception in the Residential Commercial, Rural Residential and Rural Zones. Amendment #5, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 300, Section 325 Off-Street Parking by eliminating this section entirely. Parking standards are currently located in the Site Plan Review Regulations. Amendment #6, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 400, Section 444 Special Exceptions by eliminating subsection “A – Off Street Parking” in its entirety. Parking standards are currently located in the Site Plan Review Regulations where waivers may be granted by the Planning Board. Amendment #7, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 400 Section 401 by adding a footnote to the “Table of Uses”that would allow uses not listed on the table to be allowed by Special Exception from the ZBA if the proposed use is determined by the ZBA to be a use that is reasonably similar to a listed use for that zone. Amendment #8, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 600, Section 603.6 – 6.1 (D) by changing the allowed height above the average tree canopy of a ground mounted wireless telecommunications facility tower from ten (10) feet to twenty (20) feet. Amendment #9, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 600, Section 603.7 – 7.7 Access Ways, to modify the maximum width requirements and construction standards for access ways serving wireless telecommunications facilities. Amendment #10, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 400, Section 401 by adding “Aircraft Take Offs and Landings on Private Land”, as described in NH RSA 674:16 V, to the “Table of Uses” as a use allowed by Special Exception in the Rural Residential and Rural Zones. Amendment #11, as proposed by the Planning Board: To amend Article 300, Section 320 – Non-conforming Uses, subsection A,3 by eliminating the ability to obtain a Special Exception to change one nonconforming use to another nonconforming use; to eliminate subsection A,5 relative to repairing nonconforming structures due to similar language found in subsection B-3; to amend subsection B-2 by adding subsection (d) to not allow decks, porches or patios located within setbacks to be converted to living space; and to amend subsection B-3 by adding a definition of “repair”. A copy of this notice was posted at the Alton Town Hall and the Alton Post Office on the 9th day of December, 2010.

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