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Salvation Army back in thrift store biz
LACONIA — After being out of the game for about 15 months, the Laconia Corps of the Salvation Army is preparing to re-open its thrift store in a new location, which Captain Steve Warren said will be larger and offer greater visibility than the former site. As soon as it gets its final approvals from the city, the Salvation Army will open its store at 77 New Salem Street in a building which had previously housed a plumbing see THrifT page 9
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Employee raises at issue as county budget talks continue By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Although the Belknap County Convention recommends adding a mere $3,600 to the $32.3-million budget proposed for 2011 by the Commissioners, wage increases for county employees remain a bone of contention. After reviewing sections of the budget,
subcommittees presented their recommendations to the full convention at a workshop last night. The sub-committee overseeing the administration and finance departments, county attorney and registrar of deeds and the maintenance budget eliminated step raises and cost-of-living-adjustments (COLAs) for personnel. Altogether the measures amount to$31,400.
But, other sub-committees did not adjust the salaries and wages in the departments they reviewed. Last week Representative Colette Worsman (R-Meredith) failed in a bid to strip step raises and COLAs totaling $140,000 from the nursing home budget. As the convention has debated the issue of compensation, Ed Philpot, who chairs the see COUNTy page 15
Lots of debate but Gilford school budget doesn’t move a penny
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GILFORD — Despite the impassioned pleas of a few of the town’s more fiscally conservative citizens, the 100 people who attended last night’s School District deliberative session voted overwhelmingly to keep the recommended operating budget at the same number pushed forward by the Budget Committee — $24,420,634. The final figure was recommended unanimously by the Gilford School Board and supported by nine of 12 members of the Budget Committee. It was Barbara Aichinger, seconded by David “Skip” Murphy — one of the three Budget Committee members who voted against the budget — who made the motion to reduce the figure by 10-percent, down to $21,847,147. see GiLfOrd page 10
Chandler open about her 2006 resignation from court house job By Gail OBer
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LACONIA — One of two remaining candidates for appointment to the vacant Belknap County Attorney’s position voluntarily made public the separation agree-
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ment she signed detailing her departure from the court house in 2006. Lori Ann Chandler, who went by the name Christmann at the time, was an assistant prosecutor with Belknap County until her sudden departure on Oct. 24, 2006. Several
weeks later she signed a confidential agreement with the Belknap County Commission that detailed, over six pages, the terms of her separation, including three months of severance pay. Stipulations included a comsee CHaNdLEr page 8
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N.C. police kill 19-yearold bank robber who took hostages
CARY, N.C. (AP) — A teenager who detained several people inside a suburban bank Thursday emerged from the building holding a gun to the head of one of his captives and was shot dead by police after three hours of tense negotiations helped by a hidden hostage who was feeding authorities information. The gruesome final scene in the quiet suburban town played out live on television during the dinner hour. None of the hostages nor any of the officers involved were injured, authorities said. “This is absolutely not how we wanted this to end,” Cary Police Chief Pat Bazemore said. “It is a very sad situation that we did end up shooting the suspect.” The standoff began around 3 p.m. when the man attempted to rob a Wachovia bank on the western edge of Cary, a booming suburb west of Raleigh that prides itself in having little see BANK page 10
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Celebratory throng in Tahrir Square outraged when Mubarak refuses to quit, hands-off power to VP instead CAIRO (AP) — President Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave Egypt and instead handed most of his powers to his vice president Thursday, enraging protesters who warned the country could explode in violence and pleaded for the military to take action to push him out. The rapidly moving events raised the question of whether a rift had opened between Mubarak and the military command over the uprising demanding the president’s resignation. Hours earlier, a council of the military’s top generals announced it had stepped in to secure the country, and a senior commander announced to protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that all their demands would soon be met, raising cries of victory that Mubarak was on his way out. Several hundred thousand had packed into Tahrir Square, ecstatic with expectation that Mubarak would announce
his resignation in his nighttime address. Instead, they watched in shocked silence as he spoke, holding their foreheads in anger and disbelief. Some broke into tears. Others waved their shoes in the air in contempt. After the speech, they broke into chants of “Leave, leave, leave.” Organizers called for even larger protests on Friday. After Mubarak’s speech, around 2,000 marched on the state television headquarters several blocks away from Tahrir, guarded by the military with barbed wire and tanks. “They are the liars,” the crowd shouted, pointing at the building, chanting, “We won’t leave, they will leave.” Hundreds more massed outside Mubarak’s main administrative palace, Oruba, miles away from Tahrir in the Cairo district of Heliopolis, the first time protesters have marched on it, according to witnesses and TV reports. The residence
where Mubarak normally stays when he is in Cairo is inside the palace, though it was not known if he was there. Prominent reform advocate and Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, whose supporters were among the organizers of the 17-day-old wave of protests, issued a Tweet warning: “Egypt will explode.” “The army must save the country now,” he said. “I call on the Egyptian army to immediately interfere to rescue Egypt. The credibility of the army is on the line.” President Barack Obama appeared dismayed by Mubarak’s announcement. He said in a statement that it was not clear that an “immediate, meaningful” transition to democracy was taking place and warned that too many Egyptians are not convinced that the government is serious about making genuine change. “The Egyptian government must put see EGYPT page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just how wide open is the Republican presidential field? Vast enough that Donald Trump may want you to hire him. The billionaire real estate mogul and host of television’s “The Apprentice” got a raucous reception Thursday when he dangled a potential candidacy before thousands of conservatives who descended on
the nation’s capital eager to help a GOP challenger deny President Barack Obama a second term. “The United States is becoming the laughingstock of the world,” Trump said, sounding every bit a candidate as he offered his rationale for a possible bid. In a speech sprinkled with quips and jabs, he said he would decide by June whether to run.
“The Donald” was among almost a dozen potential presidential candidates, in various stages of considering a 2012 run, auditioning before 11,000 conservatives at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference. Some are more serious about it than others. The annual gathering marked the unofsee TRUMP page 15
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Vanishing (Democratic) moderates Political pundits of a certain stripe have been lamenting the disappearance of Republican moderates for years. It’s time now to lament the disappearance of moderate Democrats. Last month, Sen. Joseph Lieberman announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. He lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut in 2006 because of his support of the Iraq war, but won in November as an independent. The irony was that the 2000 Democratic nominee for vice president was re-elected largely by Republicans who spurned their party’s little-known nominee. But Republicans seem likely to field a stronger candidate in 2012, leaving Lieberman little room in the middle. Then last week, Rep. Jane Harman announced she would resign soon to become head of Washington’s Woodrow Wilson Center. Harman, who voted for the Iraq war resolution and supported robust foreign and defense policies, was conspicuously passed over by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the chairmanship of the Intelligence Committee when Democrats won control of the House in 2006. Harman’s Los Angeles beachtown seat is heavily Democratic, and as one of the richest members of Congress she could self-finance her campaigns. But she won her 2010 Democratic primary over a left-wing opponent by 59 percent to 41 percent — a narrow majority for longtime incumbents who usually win by two to one. Harman and Lieberman were both Democrats in the JFK and FDR mold — liberal on most domestic issues (Lieberman almost singlehandedly pushed through repeal of the ban on open gays in the military in December) and supporters of the use of American military power to expand freedom and democracy in the world. But there doesn’t seem to be much room for them in the Democratic Party today. Last week also saw the announcement that the Democratic Leadership Council would close its doors, after the retirement of its longtime president, Al From, in 2009. From, an aide to Louisiana Rep. Gillis Long, founded the DLC in 1985 in the wake of Ronald Reagan’s two victories, in which he won the electoral vote by 1,014 to 62. The DLC championed policies, notably welfare reform, intended not to expand government but to make it work better. It gave early national prominence to a young governor of Arkansas, of whom From used to say, “Clinton really gets it. After the 1988 election, Democratic leaders, fund-
raisers and voters were convinced that old-time liberals could not win and were ready to take a chance on Clinton. And aside from the debacle of Hillarycare, he delivered. Democrats lost five of six presidential elections between 1968 and 1988. They have carried the popular vote in four of the five held since. But over the last decade, satisfaction with the political successes of Clinton-type governance were replaced by rage against the works and deeds of George W. Bush. That rage seemed vindicated when Democrats won congressional majorities in 2006 and when Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 with a larger percentage of the popular vote than any Democratic nominee except Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. The political philosopher James Carville wrote a book predicting Democratic dominance for 40 years. Daily Kos bloggers, spewing hatred, argued that the party could afford to purge the likes of Joe Lieberman and Jane Harman and the Blue Dog Democratic moderates in the House. Better off without them! Maybe not. Of the 53 blue dogs in the 111th Congress, only 26 (including Harman) were re-elected in 2010. Another 21 were defeated for re-election, and all six Blue Dogs who retired were replaced by Republicans. If Democrats had held those 27 seats, they would still have a majority in the House. For years now, Republican voters have disregarded the pundits urging them to nominate moderates, and practically the only Republican moderates left in Congress are Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and Scott Brown of Massachusetts. And it’s notable that Brown won his upset victory early last year not by stressing his liberal stands on cultural issues but his opposition to Obamacare. The constituencies targeted by moderate Republican strategists — labor union members, high-income professionals, Jewish voters — have grown smaller or have become heavily Democratic. Republicans have been able to win without them. The constituencies targeted by DLC strategists — Southern whites, urban ethnics, blue collar workers — are growing or are not shrinking as much, and at least in 2010 they voted heavily Republican. It’s not so clear that Democrats can win without them. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is a senior writer with U.S. News and World Report and principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)
LETTERS Center Harbor needs smarter spending and sound planning To the editor, Center Harbor residents need to confront the fact that our municipal government is proposing to spend more than it currently takes in by splurging to build a $1.4-million dollar plus police facility. That is not sustainable. Every day, families in Center Harbor sacrifice to live within their means. They deserve a municipal government that does the same. The selectmen’s police station proposal is a prime example of irresponsible spending and haphazard decision making that has put this country in the financial hole it is desperately trying to get out of. The proposed size of the police station is not commensurate to the town’s crime or population, and eliminating tens of thousands of dollars in potential tax revenue by municipally developing on residential land is financially foolish. Many residents are buried under a mountain of debt, and in these tough economic times, when budget cuts are necessary, residents cannot afford to take on unnecessary municipal debt from an excessive, 4,000-sq. ft.,police station. There will be a time and place to invest in the municipal development of Center Harbor. But for now, the economic growth of our area is still dramatically short of
where it needs to be to significantly improve the unemployment rate. As a result, many Center Harbor residents remain unemployed or underemployed, and any increase in taxes will create financial hardship. Selectmen Drenhkan states that this proposal will not raise taxes and create financial hardship because it will be a “wash,” and take place of debt recently paid off. This assertion is unfounded. Indefinitely eliminating residential property from the tax roles is not a “wash” by any means. Nor is the fact that funding such a proposal through a large government bond creates substantial financial risk for the town and inflates the annual budget, which will prove to be economically damaging over its 30 year, financed, payment plan. Raising the funds through the town’s capital reserve is a much more responsible, risk-averse strategy. Center Harbor needs smarter spending and sound planning to move forward effectively and efficiently in 2011 and beyond. As such, there is adequate time to make improvements to the police station proposal. Let’s use this time wisely and limit financial hardship by voting “No.” Derek Kline Center Harbor
2 most dangerous activities in boating are ﬁshing & water sports To the editor, I would like to take issue with the “facts” that Bill Bertholdt makes about SB-27. Once again this is a person with an agenda, misrepresenting the facts to suit their agenda. I urge all of you to look at the facts of the data he is referencing. The statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard that Bill refers to state that speed is a contributing factor. But, it is speed for the conditions. The actual info says that even if you are going 10 and the speed for the conditions should be six, that speed is a contributing factor. If you look at the real information you will see that the smallest number of boating accidents occur above the 45 MHP speed limits. Most accidents occur less than 20 MPH. If that was considered to fast
up as “speed related” even though it was under 20 MPH. Boats traveling above 45 MPH and having accidents listed as “speed related” are so small as to be statistically irrelevant. The two most dangerous activities in boating are fishing and water sports. I wonder why Mr. Bertholdt is not campaigning to eliminate our freedom to do those activities. Possibly he is and is not talking about it. So we can have all the feel good, freedom-robbing laws we want for boating, but it doesn’t make us safer. . . just less free to do the things this state is known for. Maybe we should have “Live Free or Die” removed from our license plates! I am sure that would make some people “feel” safer. Kevin Parziale Belmont
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LETTERS Cost of energy effects every aspect of our lives, including food cost To the editor, One of the story’s coming out of Washington today, Feb. 8th, is that the president wants to again spend billions on more bail outs. This time it’s for states like California, Illinois, and several others who’s tax-andspend elected officials wrote more checks than they had money in the bank to pay for. My question is why should we? What’s the worst thing that can happen if those states go into default? Will the citizens of those states bear the burden of whatever happens? Sure but it was those citizens who voted to elect the big spenders in the first place so let them pay for those mistakes and leave the rest of us out of it. If states like California want to dig themselves out of the hole let them repeal their laws against offshore oil drilling. If they don’t want to do that perhaps they might consider selling San Francisco to China. These are not hard suggestions on my part but I’m saying they dug the hole let them figure how to clime out. On a related note, have the readers noted how the cost of food is rising. In case they are wondering why it’s because the cost of energy is going up. When the cost of oil, coal, and gas rises the energy costs reflect that. Now, I’ve said this in previous letters but it bears repeating, “the cost of energy effects every aspect of our lives”. That means food, clothing, shelter, transportation, you name it. You may ask why are the costs of these raw materials rising? The prime reason is not turmoil in other parts of the world but our own government regulations and restrictions preventing us from
developing and exploiting our natural resources. In case the readers don’t recall, in past letters I contend that we have huge oil reserves right here in the continental U.S., which doesn’t include offshore or Arctic reserves. Add those in and we are one of largest prove oil reserve nations in the world yet we continue to import foreign oil at ever increasing amounts. The same can be said about natural gas so it’s really crazy to realize how the politicians have put us into the position we now find ourselves in. Need another example of the government being the problem? What about the 1970 law that prohibits harvesting geothermal energy from government lands and realizing that the federal government owns most of the western lands in the U.S. Between Alaska and So. Cal. and from So. Cal. to Georgia there are hundreds of sites where geothermal could be harvested for energy needs. It’s the politicians catering to the well-funded special interest groups who see any development as detrimental to nature and value two inch minnows, squirrels, trees and bushes over people. If all this isn’t proof that we are over regulated, have to many federal departments, agencies and bureaucrats then we deserve to become a second rate nation dependent on countries like China, India, and others who have the practical good sense to be looking out for themselves first. I only will regret that it will be my grandchildren who will have to endure such a world unless serious changes are made. Steve Earle Hill
Why are we giving money to countries that treat women poorly? To the editor, I am having a hard time trying to figure out just who these old grayhaired relics down in Concord are representing, the taxpayer or themselves, for the free license plate given to them for their service. Why is it the average “Joe/Jane” on the street can name at least 50 ways to trim the budget and these representatives of the people stand around with blank not a clue look on their faces unable to step up and do what is right because it may make bigger unemployment roles? Why is the taxpayer told he must contribute more money to programs that were paid for by the taxpayer and not be able to receive the help from these programs when they need it because it has been handed out to freeloaders who make a living from reaping from the system? Since these programs do not help the people who have contributed, and there are fewer people who used to help because of HIGH unemployment, it is time to think of ending these so-called help programs. And so what if these people that are giving the money away to the freeloaders find themselves out of work. So be it. Why is it that the people who are employed by the state are given raises from the money that is supposed to help the taxpaying public? How can
they justify the fact that they NEED a raise, when the senior citizen can’t get a COLA raise because the government insists there is no inflation. Perhaps someone smarter than I can explain why the gas for my car is higher, and the 50 dollars a week I used to spend for groceries is now 75 or 80 dollars a week for the same goods and don’t give me the same old reason for higher prices is because of higher gas prices. And another thing that irks me to the core, is why is our government giving money to these countries that treat women like second class citizens who are nothing but slaves to men? I may not be rich enough to pay high taxes but if it were possible to name the places I thought it would be all right to spend my money, this country would be running in the black so fast your heads would spin. The sad thing about the people in this country now is that they have been successfully brainwashed by the rich politicians into thinking we have to give money to these countries or they will not like us and cause problems for us. Guess what people, they are already causing problems for us. Just once come out from under the rock you are hiding under and take a good look around you. Do you really feel safe? Bev Buker Gilford
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only the anti-government protests as the voice of the people? This is not justice, this is not the truth. There have been reports that these people are being paid by the government. Not true! I was there with many, many others. I saw the streets. Now to the situation in Tahrir square. Only a few people (hundreds?) are still there from the original protesters. They have been slowly replaced by other highly organized groups. They all have the same model of cell phones. They all have the same blankets (eye witnesses). THESE ARE NOT THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT. Some witnesses claim that they don’t look Egyptian, and don’t sound Egyptian (different accent, different dialect). This is a big organized coup to try to convince the world through the media that Egypt wants Mubarak to go, and the media is part of the deception. People in Tahrir Square are escalating the situation on purpose to topple President Mubarak for their own hidden agendas. This is typical of the Muslim brothers, and everybody in the streets of Cairo knows this. We heard people on the streets saying that the plot to take over the country is now clear. The international media doesn’t want you to know this. The escalation of violence in Tahrir Square is because of this. Egyptians who love Egypt, the millions that took to the streets yesterday, want this to end. They fully understand that president Mubarak is between a rock and a hard place, that he cannot quench the unrest in Tahrir through the army, so the people want to go to Tahrir to disperse the crowds there by themselves. People in Tahrir are vastly outnumbered. If Egyptians go the Tahrir square to take control of the situation, more chaos will erupt, giving a chance to the international media to blame the president even more. Don’t believe an opportunist like Mohammed El-Baradei who is deceiving the international community into putting pressure on president Mubarak to leave immediately so they can fulfill their own agendas. Franklin Roosevelt said, ‘Nothing happens by accident in politics. If it happened, somebody made it happen.’ And this is NOT what Egyptians want! I am an Egyptian. My wife and I were on the streets on Tuesday and Wednesday in support of the current regime, and we saw millions on the streets. If Egypt falls, then neighbouring countries are going to fall one after the other. Someone is behind this!” Ray Carbone Belmont
This is what I get for being a dedicated employee all those years? To the editor, In the 23 years I worked we went without a pay raise so we could keep our benefits. Since I retired 10 years ago they have change the drug plan so it now cost me almost $120 more then when I retired. This cut would defi-
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LETTERS Concentrate on math, reading & writing instead of new building To the editor, As a citizen, taxpayer, and father of a student at Prospect Mountain High School, I have a very serious question: “Why is the education at Prospect Mountain High school and the Alton Central School as measured by state wide competitive NECAP score not increasing, not saying the same, but in a serious state of decline? The prospect Mountain High School reading proficiency scores as consistently measured by grade 11 have gone from 71-percent to 68-percent and that is the good news. The math proficiency scores have remained at a dismal 20-percent proficiency level. I am willing to guess that a random number of people who have never taken math could receive a 20-percent proficiency rating on a purely best guess basis. Writing has deteriorated from 44-percent to 42-percent over the last year. Under “No Child Left Behind” our kids are being left behind. At the Alton Central School, which last year prided itself on some improvement if not actual results, did not do much better. The only nominal improvements were in third grade reading, fourth grade reading, and fourth grade math. Those declining from last year are: sixth grade reading, seventh grade reading, eight grade reading, fifth grade math, sixth grade math, seventh grade math, eight grade math, fifth grade writing, and eight grade writing. Remaining the same were fifth grade reading and third grade math. Those who take pride in shooting
the messenger also believe that “If you can’t have a school system that meets your standards, then lower your standards.” When a math high school proficiency rating of 20-percent becomes okay and when a fifth grade proficiency writing standard of 39-percent becomes acceptable then we have just given up. Instead of concentrating on a new building concentrate on the math, reading, and writing being currently taught. If we have smart kids and I believe that we do then who is going to step up as their protector? ACS was rated 180 out of 231 elementary schools last year (bottom 22-percent) and will probably slip. It is hard to envision the middle school and the high school with poorer results getting higher marks. Gilmanton Elementary with like demographics as Alton improved 146 places to number one. They have the same building, same kids, and same teachers. The only significant change was in leadership. Current leadership has shown that it is incapable of taking SAU 72 and Prospect Mountain High School to the next level. The SAU 72 school Board made their decision, loud and clear when the rewarded the current superintendent with a new contract and a raise to boot. Remember what they used to say about Coach Lombardi and leadership, “He can win with his and he can win with yours”. We need to find ourselves our own Lombardi. Stephen Miller Alton
Research Council on Foreign Relations & Trilateral Com. for clarity To the editor, The name Vincent McKelvey might not ring a bell to most Americans. Those who lived through the oil shortage in the 1970s remember Jimmy Carter quite well. President Carter was launched to the presidency by the assistance of the Trilateral Commission. Little is known concerning this group. The organization came to life by the persistence of David Rockefeller and Zhigniew Brzezinski in 1973. Its intention is and was then to bring Japan, Europe and the United States into a joint system of world government. Rockefeller was then chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, director of many multinational corporations and endowment funds. He is also a central figure in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Another organization that influences presidents and receives top appointments for assisting them to the presidency. President Carter was in no way an innocent peanut farmer from Georgia. Carter chose three of his cabinet members from the Trilateral Commission. They were Cyrus Vance, Blumenthal and Brown. He then appointed 19 from the commission to top posts in the government. These were men who would set policy and see that it was carried out. So much for thinking we had a voice in Washington. Now back to Mr. McKelvey. President Carter appointed him to head the Geological Survey. What is so significant about him is that he made a revealing statement regarding our
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CHANDLER from page one mitment on her part to never again seek employment with Belknap County. In a Feb. 3, 2011 letter to Alida Millham, the chair of the Belknap County Convention that will choose the Hon. James Carroll’s successor, Chandler said “the document was originally intended to be confidential” but, at the request of the Belknap County Commission’s lawyer, she chose to make it public at this time. “First,” wrote Chandler, “I want to be perfectly candid to the public about my separation from the county and I believe the public has a right to know the circumstances of my departure in light of my application.” She said she also wanted to “eliminate any potential misconception that I was terminated from my position....” Chandler and the other two applicants for the county attorney position were interviewed by the 18 state representatives who make up the convention on February 7. Later, she gathered eight votes to lead the field in an pre-election designed to narrow the field. Alton prosecutor Melissa Guldbrandsen attracted seven votes and former Grafton County Attorney Ken Anderson had three. Background checks are now being performed on Chandler and Gulbrandsen and the convention is expected to take a final vote on March 7. According to Chandler, she enjoyed an excellent working relationship with former Belknap County Attorney Lauren Noether, who recommended her for Assistant County Attorney of the Year in 2005 — an award she won. Noether accepted a position with the Office of the N.H. Attorney General in 2006, leaving Deputy Belknap County Attorney Wayne Coull as Interim County Attorney until the next election. “As a result of Lauren Noether’s departure and, as to be expected, there was a significant shift in the administration of the office,” wrote Chandler. “Succinctly put, we did not see eye to eye,” Chandler wrote. Neither Coull nor Chandler returned phone calls regarding this story but, according to news accounts printed in The Citizen, at the time of Chandler’s 2006 departure, the County Attorney’s Office was embroiled in a case involving a young Meredith man and differing versions of his encounter with a N.H. State Police Trooper. According to The Citizen, the young man was repfrom preceding page we the working class are part of a large game being played out. for profit. And we are the pawns. The peasants who keep the ruling class in power by our ignorance and our many sacrifices. Do your own research and find out how many presidents appointed CFR and Trilaterals to important posts. You may understand our situation much better. Gene F. Danforth Danbury
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resented by Christopher Carter who, as part of a plea agreement, wrote a letter to Chandler on Aug. 10, 2006 that said an audio tape would show the state trooper in question “made overt false statements” to Coull regarding the case. The Citizen article went on to say that Coull and Chandler listened to the tape on Oct. 23, 2006. Chandler resigned the next day. The Citizen reported that Coull denied that Chandler’s leaving had anything to do with the case in question but Chandler begged to differ. Without elaborating, she labeled Coull’s statement as “not true”. After filing a Right to Know request for the case file, Docket No. 2006-S-0338 yesterday, the Laconia Daily Sun was told by the clerk’s office in Belknap County Superior Court the file does not exist. A second issue with Chandler’s potential appointment is the clause in her departure agreement saying she would not seek reemployment with the county. But according to Millham, the Belknap County Attorney is not an employee but is an elected official. This position is supported by the N.H. Supreme Court in Lambert v. Belknap County in a ruling that the appointment of Sheriff Craig Wiggin was a public matter. “If Chandler is the person chosen for the position, she is an appointed official who will have to run for election when the term expires,” Millham said. Chandler has been in private practice in Laconia since leaving the court house in 2006. Coull was defeated, by Carroll, in his bid for election to the post he held on an interim basis. He is now an assistant prosecutor in the Merrimack County Attorneys Office. Carroll has moved on the become the presiding judge at Laconia District Court. EGYPT from page 2 forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity,” Obama said. Hours before Mubarak’s speech, the military made moves that had all the markings of a coup. The military’s Supreme Council, headed by Defense Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, announced on state TV that it was in permanent session, a status that it takes only in times of war. It said it was exploring “what measures and arrangements could be made to safeguard the nation, its achievements and the ambitions of its great people.” That suggested Tantawi and his generals were now in charge of the country. The statement was labeled “Communique No. 1,” language that also suggests a military coup. Footage on state TV showed Tantawi chairing the council with his chief of state Gen. Sami Anan and around two dozen of his topmost generals, sitting stern-faced around a table. Mubarak and Suleiman, a former army general and intelligence chief named to his post after the protests erupted Jan. 25, were not present, the strongest indication during the day of a rift. But there was no immediate reaction from the military following Mubarak’s speech, and their posisee next page
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THRIFT from page one supply company. The site offers 10,000-square-feet, representing a 30-percent increase in space compared to its prior location along the Winnipesaukee River. The extra space will mean the store will be able to accept donations of large furniture and appliances, items which they may not have had room for previously. That last location, on Rowe Court and behind Walgreen’s, suffered from another shortcoming: visibility. That store closed in November, 2009, when its lease expired. Warren said the New Salem Street site is one well-known by residents as it is easily visible from a road that is commonly used by locals trying to skirt downtown traffic. “It just seems like the right fit for us,” Warren said, walking through the space that volunteers were busily filling with donated merchandise. “We’re excited to be downtown.” Locating the store in the city’s downtown is important, said Warren, because the operation does more than generate revenue to support the church’s soup kitchen, food pantry, youth programs, financial assistance programs and its homeless shelter – the only such facility in the area. “We’re hoping that it will generate revenue for other missions, but it’s a mission unto itself.” Warren said that clients served by the Salvation
Army, who are in need of clothes or furnishings due to homelessness or a house fire, can be given a voucher for items at the store. That’s one reason the downtown location is critical – residents at the homeless shelter can walk to the thrift store. Additionally, because the store will be staffed by mostly volunteers, many of whom will be recipients of the organization’s charitable work, Warren said the opportunity to work alongside someone offers a “gateway into their lives” and will allow the store manager or other Salvation Army representative to learn more about their situation. As Warren explained, the organization’s philosophy entails “helping people where they’re at.” Once they get the word from the city that they’re cleared for operation, which could be as soon as today, the store will open. Initial hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Captains Steve and Sally Warren plan to expand the hours and open on Monday and Tuesday once the operation gets rolling. Until then, Steve said the team of volunteers is eager to fill its new space. “We now have a location, we’re able to accept donations. We can accept as many donations that people can throw at us,” he said. The Salvation Army can be reached at 524-1834. — Adam Drapcho
from preceding page tion remained ambiguous. In his address on state TV, Mubarak showed the strategy he has followed throughout the days of upheaval, trying to defuse the greatest challenge ever to his nearly three-decade authoritarian rule. So far, he has made a series of largely superficial concessions while resolutely sticking to his refusal to step down immediately or allow steps that would undermine the grip of his regime. Looking frail but speaking in a determined voice, Mubarak spoke as if he were still in charge, saying he was “adamant to continue to shoulder my responsibility to protect the constitution and safeguard the interests of the people.” He vowed that he would remain in the country and said he was addressing the youth in Tahrir as “the president of the republic.” Even after delegating authority to his vice president, Mubarak retains his powers to request constitutional amendments and dissolve parliament or the Cabinet. The constitution allows the president to transfer his other authorities if he is unable to carry out his duties “due to any temporary obstacle.” “I saw fit to delegate the authorities of the president to the vice president, as dictated in the constitution,” he said.
to deal with the crisis, though he has failed to ease the protests, which have only escalated in size and ambition, drawing crowds of up to a quarter-million people. In the past 48 hours they flared even further out of control, with labor protests erupting around the country and riots breaking out as impoverished Egyptians attacked and set fire to several police and governor headquarters in cities outside Cairo. Mubarak insisted on the continuation of a government-dominated process for reform that Suleiman drew up and that protesters have roundly rejected because they fear it will mean only cosmetic change and not real democracy. Under that system, a panel of judges and lawyers put together by Suleiman recommends constitutional changes, while a separate panel monitors to ensure that state promises are carried out. Suleiman has also offered dialogue with the protesters and opposition over the nature of reforms. He has not explained how the negotiations fit in if the judges panel, which is led by Mubarak supporters, is recommending amendments. In any case, the protesters and opposition have resolutely refused talks until Mubarak goes. Mubarak called the protesters’ demands legitimate and promised that September presidential elections — in which he says he will not run — will be “free and
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GILFORD from page one Saying these are “unprecedented” times, she implored people to “dig into their hearts” and give the taxpayers some help. Aichinger and Murphy were not without some support. Joanne McNulty, a former member of the Budget Committee, said she knows “many people who are very frustrated with their taxes.” Speaking against the reduction was School Board Chair Kurt Webber who said both the Budget Committee and the School Board had reviewed the budget “with a fine-toothed comb” and simply cutting the number by 10-percent would “be a very bad idea.” Webber also reminded voters that the past two years saw the school budget either drop or stay the same and the bulk of the increases involved items like fuel and insurances that are beyond the town’s control. Dr. Leo Sanfacon said he was part of the committee that decides which students will be accepted to Tufts University and said that while Gilford graduates have a good track record of being accepted at top-level colleges and universities, it would be folly to reduce the quality of their education in the future. “An arbitrary 10-percent reduction makes no sense,” he said. Taxpayer Richard Campbell added a bit of humor to the evening when he noted that nine of the 12 members of the Budget Committee recommended passing the budget as is and, in his opinion, they are “not a bunch of wild-eyed liberals.” Murphy presented the moderator with five signatures that would call for a ballot vote. The proposed 10-percent cut failed with 81 voting against and 19 for. Also going forward to the voters on March 8 is an oddly worded petitioned warrant article that would try to force the School Board to hire an administrator rather than a new superintendent.
The issue came to the fore earlier this year when Superintendent Dr. Paul DeMinico announced his retirement at the end of this school year. Proponents argue that when Gilford and Gilmanton voted to leave Laconia and form their own administrative unit, voters supported a plan that would provide for an administrator but not necessarily a superintendent. Detractors say a superintendent is needed for accountability. According to RSA 194-C:5 the law that established the organization and duties of a newly formed district, “Each school administrative unit shall provide superintendent services to be performed as required by RSA 194-C:4. School districts shall not be required to have a superintendent and may assign these services to one or more administrative personnel working full or part-time; or such services may be independently contracted. (b) The state board may establish certification requirements for superintendents in smaller and larger districts, and may designate services in addition to those established in RSA 194-C:4. I.” According to School District Attorney Barbara Lohmann, the School Board can include a superintendent in its definition of administrative personnel and should warrant Article 4 pass, it would be advisory and not mandatory. Proponents of Article 4 say its passage would mandate the will of the voters calling the School Board’s hiring of a superintendent in 1998 an “illegal action.” Murphy said the “legislative will” of the people was ignored in 1998 and “all I’m asking is the School Board put the plan into motion,” the plan being that each school is its own “administrative unit” with one single business manager to oversee the district’s budget.
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bank with the woman hostage. Officers swarmed and the suspect fell to the ground amid a cluster of gunshots and smoke. The hostage fell to her knees but was apparently unharmed. “I’m shaken. I hope I don’t have to see something like that again,” said 16-year-old Zackery Marvel, who watched the dramatic conclusion from an apartment complex nearby. Cary is consistently ranked as both one of the nation’s safest places to live and one of its fastestgrowing. Marvel said he doesn’t feel safe anymore after witnessing the scene unfold near his high school. The bank was not far from the Kids R Kids daycare, where officers helped evacuate about 100 children to safety. Four schools near the bank were also locked down. Bazemore said the State Bureau of Investigation would be assessing the shooting, as it typically does with all shootings involving law enforcement officers. “I stand behind our officers and what they did,” Bazemore said.
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BOSTON (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled Ray Allen’s record-setting night by beating the Boston Celtics 92-86 in an NBA finals rematch on Thursday night. Allen became the NBA’s career leader in 3-pointers in the first quarter, but Bryant later put him on the bench in foul trouble during his big second half that rallied Los Angeles from an early 15-point deficit. Pau Gasol added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who split the regular season series with their biggest rivals and got a sorely needed victory against one of the league’s top teams. Andrew Bynum, the subject of trade rumors in the neverending Carmelo Anthony saga, finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. Allen hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter to pass former Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller (2,560), who was sitting courtside calling the game for TNT. But he made only one more and had 20 points after scoring 12 in the first quarter. Paul Pierce had 15 points for the Celtics, who came in shooting an NBA-best 49.7 percent and shredded the Lakers for 60 percent shooting in their 109-96 victory at Los Angeles on Jan. 30, but went cold after a strong start in this one and finished at 40 percent. Bryant scored 41 points in that loss, but seemed
headed nowhere near it after taking only three shots in the first half. He had a quick flurry out of halftime, then had eight points in the final 4:51 to help the Lakers hold on. Lamar Odom finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and one headache for the Lakers, who moved to 3-0 on their seven-game Grammys road trip that continues Friday in New York. Down eight at halftime, Los Angeles return from the locker room with a 10-0 burst, and it was back and forth the remainder of the third quarter. The Lakers scored six consecutive points late in the period, the last two in painful fashion after Odom tipped in Gasol’s miss, then their heads collided as they turned to run downcourt. Los Angeles led 72-68 after three. Sporting a large bandage on his forehead, Odom opened the fourth with a 3-pointer, but the Celtics were only down three midway through the period before Bryant made two jumpers and a layup to push the lead to 88-79 with 3:12 remaining. Boston got back within five, but Bryant found Gasol for a bucket underneath, then finished with off with a jumper with 48 seconds to play. It gets no easier for the Celtics, who host Miami on Sunday in a showdown of Eastern Conference powers.
TRUMP from page 2 ficial start of the GOP presidential nomination fight. Not a single Republican has announced his or her candidacy and each day seems to bring a new player into the mix. There is no clear front-runner to take on the Democratic incumbent. Would-be contenders were using the event to test messages, introduce themselves and gauge support. “This is about making Barack Obama a one-term president,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a tea party favorite who’s flirting with a bid. Opening the conference as the keynote speaker, she said, “We’re all about winning in 2012.” She didn’t say whether she planned to enter the race. Neither did former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He did give a glimpse of his likely platform, using his speech to criticize Obama’s policies as a “war on American energy” and propose replacing the Environmental Protection Agency with an Environmental Solutions Agency that he said would reward innovation, could help create jobs and increase national security. Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who lost in 2006 but is popular among anti-abortion activists and might run for president, claimed that Democrats were too eager to criticize their own country. “Some see America as less than perfect or downright imperfect. ... Well, I disagree with that,”
Santorum said. All three earned polite applause and standing ovations. But it was Trump, who showed interest in 1988 and 2000 in running for president but never did, whose appearance brought down the house and created a circus-like atmosphere, even upstaging a surprise appearance by former Vice President Dick Cheney. As Trump — who has donated to both Republican and Democratic candidates — took the stage, a person in the standing-room-only crowd shouted “You’re hired,” a play on his reality show tagline of “you’re fired.” He hit the right notes for the audience; he stated his anti-abortion position and his support for the Second Amendment’s protections for gun owners. And he offered a series of blunt assessments. Trump noted he made “billions” as a successful businessman, adding: “It’s a little different than what you’ve been hearing.” On Obama, Trump said: “Nobody knew who the hell he was; he’s now our president.” “Ron Paul cannot get elected, folks. I’m sorry,” he said to a mix of applause and boos about the libertarian-leaning Texas congressman who has a cultlike following. And, Trump said, countries America trades with are “screwing us.”
COUNTY from page one county commission, has repeatedly told the lawmakers that the increases represent contractual obligations to unions that must be addressed at the bargaining table, not during the budget process. Representative David Russell (R-Gilmanton) explained that in the interest of fairness and equity the convention must choose between removing step raises and COLAs for all employees or restoring them where they were eliminated. Representative Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) reminded the convention that if the salary and wage increases were removed from the budget, the commissioners could restore them by transferring funds, but stressed they would be required to find the money within the budgets of the departments. Worsman is not the only member of the convention troubled by the pay raises. Representative Tyler Simpson (R-New Hampton) told his colleagues “every time you give someone a raise, someone else gets a deduction. We tend to forget that part — the deduction.” Representative Alida Millham (R-Gilford), who chairs the convention, told members that no votes would be taken at the workshop, but the compensation issue would be addressed when the budget is
At that point Philpot advised the convention that if it chose to eliminate step raises and COLAs for all employees, the commission would restore them by transferring funds from other lines in the operating budget. Aside from the issue of compensation, some questioned the annual $75,000 appropriation to the Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) and others the use of $1.7-million in federal stimulus funds for capital projects. The sub-committee recommended increasing the appropriation for the BCEDC from $40,000 to $75,000 to correct what Philpot called “a boo-boo” by the commissioners. But, Simpson said that using taxpayer dollars to finance economic development, particularly by lending to commercial enterprises, was an inappropriate use of public funds. Worsman was troubled that while the budget includes $1.7-million in capital projects funded by funds allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) the particular projects are not identified in the budget. Philpot reminded her that the commission specified projects representing about $1.5-million when it presented its budget. He said that they have not been included in the budget itself because only when the commissioners received bids, with precise costs, would they be able to set
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NEW HAMPTON — Three 5th graders from the Community School were recently honored by the Garden Club for the posters they created for a national competition. MacKenzie Mitchell received a prize for first place in Smokey the Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Coloring Contest, a national program with The U.S. Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Mitchell’s poster has been forwarded to the State level for judging. Receiving honorable mention certificates from Carole Curry, repCommunity School ﬁfth graders were recently honored by the New Hampton Garden Club for posters resentative from the they created for the national Smokey the Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Coloring Contest. Pictured left to New Hampton Garden right: Garden Club representative Carole Curry presents a ﬁrst-place certiﬁcate to MacKenzie Mitchell Club, were Mackenand honorable mentions to Mackenzie Brunt and Noah Dumont. (Courtesy photo) zie Brunt and Noah Dumont. with the Community School fifth graders with their The New Hampton Garden Club also works closely greenhouse projects throughout the year.
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Yoga at lunchtime to be offered by Laconia Parks & Recreation and Artsfest City Dance LACONIA — A lunchtime yoga class will be offered by Laconia Parks & Recreation and Artsfest City Dance at the Community Center from 12:15 — 12:45 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays beginning March 21. The cost for this eight-week stretch and tone class is $68. To register, call Artsfest at 520-6868.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2011. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 11, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln bade farewell to his adopted hometown of Springfield, Ill., as he headed to Washington for his inauguration. The same day, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution guaranteeing non-interference with slavery in any state. On this date: In 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a re-districting law favoring his party — giving rise to the term “gerrymandering.” In 1858, a French girl, Bernadette Soubirous (soo-bee-ROO’), reported the first of 18 visions of a lady dressed in white in a grotto near Lourdes. (The Catholic Church later accepted that the visions were of the Virgin Mary.) In 1937, a six-week-old sit-down strike against General Motors ended, with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union. In 1960, “Tonight Show” host Jack Paar stunned his audience by walking off the program in a censorship dispute with NBC. In 1971, the Seabed Arms Control Treaty, which banned placement of weapons of mass destruction on the ocean floor beyond a 12-mile limit, was signed in Washington, London and Moscow. In 1975, Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of Britain’s opposition Conservative Party. In 1979, followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (hoh-MAY’-nee) seized power in Iran. In 1990, South African black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity. One year ago: Former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted in one of his heart arteries after being hospitalized in New York with chest pains. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 83. Actress Tina Louise is 77. Actor Burt Reynolds is 75. Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 72. Actor Sonny Landham is 70. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 70. Rhythm-andblues singer Otis Clay is 69. Actor Philip Anglim is 59. Actress Catherine Hickland is 55. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (awSIK’-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 55. Actress Carey Lowell is 50. Singer Sheryl Crow is 49. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 47. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 42. Actor Damian Lewis is 40. Actress Marisa Petroro is 39. Singer D’Angelo is 37. Actor Brice Beckham is 35. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 34. Singer-actress Brandy is 32. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 30. Actress Q’orianka (kohr-ee-AHN’-kuh) Kilcher is 21. Actor Taylor Lautner is 19.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 82nd World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia. 9 a.m. start to racing with the start/finish line in the field across Parade Road from the former state school property. Open race starts at 1 p.m. More information at www.lrsdc.org. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. A production of the award-winning community arm of the Playhouse. Tickets at 366-7377. www.winniplayhouse.org. Meeting of the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging. 10 a.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Room at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Program will be on the benefits of the Senior Companion Program. Family Fun Night at Laconia Middle School. 5 to 7 p.m. Free family dinner at 5. Program on the art of compromise at 5:30 and “Minute To Win It” family game at 6:15. 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. Songs, crafts and fun for ages 1-3. Sign-up is helpful. Drop-In Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Ages 2-5. Sing songs, listen to a story and create a craft. No sign-up necessary. Knit Wits gathering at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 82nd World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia. 9 a.m. start to racing with the start/finish line in the field across Parade Road from the former state school property. Open race starts at 1 p.m. More information at www.lrsdc.org. 32 Annual Great Rotary Fishing Derby. Headquarters trailer is located in Hesky Park, on Meredith Bay, in Meredith. Tickets are $30. Fish must be registered by 3 p.m. on Sunday to be eligible for prizes. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. A production of the award-winning community arm of the Playhouse. Tickets at 366-7377. www.winniplayhouse.org. Valentine Cabaret featuring singer Elizabeth Soychak at Trinity Episcopal Church in Titlon. 8 p.m. A set of pop standards and swing selections will be accompanied by pianist Crig Jaster and bassist Chris Gilb. All proceeds will benefit the Open Door Dinners outreach ministry. $17.50 in advance or $20 at the door. Beverages and dessert included. For tickets call 286-3120. Presentation of “My Trip To The Holy Land In Pictures and Stories” by Shirley Powers. 7 p.m. in the undercroft of the Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC. Light refreshments of Mediterranean foods will be serves. All are welcome. Performance by psychic and medium Lauren Rainbow at The Middle NH Arts & Entertainment Center in Franklin (Franklin Opera House). For tickets, call 9341901 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 6 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Friday in the first-floor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.
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Dear Annie: I have some concerns about the guest list for my daughter’s upcoming nuptials. She has always been budget conscious, and I appreciate her attempts to keep the guest list to a minimum, but it’s created a problem. She and her fiance initially decided to limit the guests to those 18 and older. Unfortunately, this would have excluded her first cousins, plus some of her fiance’s close family. I suggested setting the age at 12 and above, thinking this would appease all family members and we wouldn’t have to worry about little ones disrupting the ceremony or distracting their parents. However, this resulted in a sizable disagreement, and she now has decided to include all children. I would like to share this wonderful event with my extended family and included my aunts, uncles and first cousins on my portion of the guest list. My daughter revised the list to exclude my uncle and most of my cousins. She says she is close to only one of my cousins and eliminated the rest. I explained that it is inappropriate to include one cousin and not the others, just as it is wrong to invite my father’s sister, but not his brother. These disagreements are causing a great deal of unhappiness, and I don’t know how to keep the peace for everyone. Please help settle this. -- Distraught Mother Dear Distraught: Who is paying for the wedding? If it is your daughter and her fiance, they get to determine how many guests. They can, however, give you a specific number of invitations, allowing you to make the necessary decisions about your relatives. We agree that, barring a feud, she should
invite both her great-aunt and great-uncle, but the bride’s mother’s first cousins are a different story. If she is close to only one, she does not need to invite the others. If you want them to attend the festivities, perhaps you could offer to pay the excess costs involved. Dear Annie: My stepdaughter is 22 years old and still living at home, although she stays with her boyfriend several nights a week at his sister’s apartment. Last week she came home to take a shower and dress for church. Her boyfriend stayed in her bedroom while she changed clothes. I am very uncomfortable with this behavior at our house. I know she sleeps with him at his sister’s place. I feel like a hypocrite going to church and not standing up for what I believe in my own home. I have repeatedly asked her father to talk to her about having boyfriends in her bedroom, but he will not say anything. Since this is his adult child, do I have any authority to demand that she not have men in her room? After all, this is my house, too. I really want to approach this properly. Can you help? -- Not Comfortable Dear Not Comfortable: You are in a tough spot. You can ask your stepdaughter not to bring men into her bedroom, but if her father says it’s OK, you are out of luck. We suggest you talk to your husband and see if you can get him on the same page. Then you can tell her, “Your father and I would appreciate it if you would not bring your boyfriend into your bedroom.” Make sure he backs you up.
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AKC Labrador retriever puppies black, yellow, M/F, $700 www.stargazerlabradors.com. Great family or therapy dogs (603)986-4184.
ABLE to pay cash, cars average $300, trucks full-size 4x4 up to $500, truck batteries $8 each, alloy $9 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $3.00/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438
ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: Studio, $200 per week, includes utilities, cable and internet. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799.
LACONIA WATERVIEW Effi ciency One Bedroom first floor, with private entrance, quiet area in good location, $650/month includes utilities. Security Deposit and References Required, 520-1586
ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $600. 267-7186.
Announcement THE THRIFTY YANKEE-New Thrift Shop in Meredith, Opening February 5th. Consignments and more! Across from Interlakes High School. 279-0607
Autos 1990 -Ford F-150 4X4 7 1/2 ft. Fisher Plow, V8, Standard, Runs, Drives, Plows. $1,500. 455-9205 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 v6 5speed, 65K miles, new tires and brakes cap, KBB says $4350, first $3250. Meredith 455-4381. 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT Red, 2-Door, Alloys, Moonroof, 6-Cylinder, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise, Tilt, CD, Only 63k Miles! Must See! $5,995 Call 455-0404
BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.
Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606
BELMONT at the By-Pass: 1BR, all utilities included, basement storage, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296.
CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
BELMONT: 2-BR, quiet area, big yard. Heat included, $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 520-1431, 267-0545.
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BOATS DOCKS for Rent: 2011 season, Lake Winnisquam point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.
Business Opportunities LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing. Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662
For Rent 2004 Chrystler Pacifica- Automatic, sun roof, Silver, Seats 6, 75K miles. Excellent condition. $7,495/Obo. 603-491-5555 2007 Toyota Tundra, dbl. cab, SR5, 65K miles, maroon with black interior $17,500/ bro. 455-8987.
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.
$500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apartments. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185.
BELMONT: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 GILFORD- 3-Bedroom 1 3/4 bath single family. Large lot, convenient location, no smoking. $1,500/Mo. 724-7515
LACONIA Weirs Blvd 2 BR, 2 bath, one level newly renovated condo year round, balcony with view of lake, pool, no pets, refs and dep req. $900 a month. 366-4341 Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471 LACONIA- Bright and sunny sec ond floor apartment in quiet two family home. 5 rooms, 2-Bedrooms, 1 bath, storage, parking, deck, washer/dryer hookups. No Pets/No Smoking. Lease, deposit & references required. $650/Month + utilities. 875-2292 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294
GILFORD: 2-Bedroom, 1.5 Bath condo with garage, deck, 2 balconies, fireplace, pool/tennis. $950/month, security deposit. Work 293-0155
Laconia-Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly reduced to $650/Month. Newly painted, off street parking. Utilities not included. Available immediately. References & Security deposit (1 month rent) required. 1 Year lease. 603-524-3759
LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor apartment. Near hospital, clean, washer/dryer hook-up, heat/hot water included. $850/Month. 524-0703
LACONIA: Near downtown, 1-Bedroom, $600 +utilities and 2-Bedroom, $750 +utilities. References & deposit required. 387-3864.
Laconia 3 room, large bath $525+ (average utility cost $140/month or less). Upper Summer Street. Sunny 2nd floor, quiet, neat area, parking, yard, storage, next to LRGH, no smoking, no W/D hookups. Pet? References/Deposit. 528-3649. Leave a message with information
LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $700/month includes heat. 455-8789.
LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837 LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage.
LACONIA: Small 2-Bedroom, $170/week, includes heat and hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Ef-
LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163
LAKE Winnipesaukee, Gilford One bedroom condo with balcony overlooking Paugus Bay. All new appliances, rent includes heat, electric and cable, high speed Internet. covered parking. $800/ month. Call David 603-345-5555.
LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $180/week. 4-week security deposit & 1st four weeks in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Two 1 bedroom apartments available, both on 2nd floor. $180 & $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. LACONIA: Year-round furnished rental. Two bedrm, two bath condo. $800/month No Pets 978-851-2816. LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $685/Month. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510.
MEREDITH 1 bedroom first floor, carpeted, washer/dryer hook-ps, parking, near town, non-smoking, $600/Month no utilities 279-7887 or cell 781-862-0123 MEREDITH- ROOMY 2-bedroom near downtown. Heat/storage included. No pets, non-smoker, References, security & lease required. $750/Month. 455-4075 MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.
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: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $250/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234
Rental Assistance Available LEDGEWOOD ESTATES • Spacious units with a lot of storage area • Low utility costs • On-Site Laundry & Parking • Easy access to I-93 • 24-hour maintenance provided • 2 bedrooms with a 2 person minimum per unit.
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BLUEBERRY PLACE 57 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, NH Accepting applications for Active Wait List Federally assisted property features 25 two-bedroom apartments, 10 three-bedroom apartments, including 2 ground-level wheelchair-accessible apartments. Apartments feature washer and dryer hook-ups, storage closets, landscaped grounds, and townhouse design. Apartments are close to City services, playgrounds, beaches and schools. Please call the Laconia Housing Authority at 524-2112 to request an application or visit our office at 25 Union Ave. Laconia, NH • HUD income restrictions apply • Tenant rents are based on income The Laconia Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or age.
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ONE bedroom apt. on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, no dogs, $795/ month 455-5660.
FIREWOOD Is 'an icebox where your camp used to be'? Stove, Fishing, Campfires. $25-1/8 cord. EASY Self-Serve. Variety. In Belmont, near Belknap Mall/Winnisquam bridge, I Mile from PICHE's ski shop. Up Union Rd., left on Arlene Drive #18-GREY Wood Shack. Free kindling when available. May Deliver-see sign.
WAITPERSON: Full-time, nights and weekends. Apply in person, Bobhouse Reel !n Tavern, or call 253-1025.
ONE bedroom efficiency apartment, partially furnished, second floor, close to hospital. $130/week, Includes heat/hot water, lights. Very clean, owner lives in the home. Security deposit and references required. No pets/smoking. 524-5437 TROPICAL Paradise: Marco Island, Florida waterfront condo. Dare to compare, from $500/week and up. (603)393-7077. 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.
FIREWOOD-ALL quantities available. Bundles, 1/8, 1/4 & 1/2 cords. Full cord/$180. Pick-up/delivery. 998-7337/Leave Message Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Size 9 Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528 HONDA SNOWBLOWER: Good condition. Call 279-0641. Large stuffed living room chair with pattern. Modern rustic, bought at Grievior Furniture. Asking $250. Call 524-8306 New snowmobile helmet, size small. $45, 36 in. Toshiba TV (36A11) $175, Weider Crossbow home gym $125. All in excellent condition. Call 729-0199 Northfield, NH
For Rent-Vacation MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA: Eagles Nest Timeshare, sleeps 6, 5/27/11-6/10/11, Friday-Friday, $980/Week. Call 603-524-0665.
Pama Scooter Band new $6,000-OBO. Pace Saver Premier Plus scooter, approx. 4-years old. $600. 528-0788 SEASONED firewood 2 years, hardwood, dry. $265 per cord. Meredith, Laconia. 440-8292. Cash only.
Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
Real Estate Belmont- 2 Bedroom Manufactured Home on its own 1/2 acre lot Town water & sewer, newly renovated and energy efficient, nice location. For Sale owner financing available call for details. For Lease - $1000/month. Call 2678023 GC Enterprises Property Management
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Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!
528-3531 Green Valley Lawn Care- Snow removal, roofs, driveways, parking lots. Fully Insured. Dan 524-5295
Small Jobs Are My Speciality
BELMONT: Near 106, easy communte north and south, country setting, includes all utilities, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296.
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 Ice-Dam Removal & Roof Shoveling. Fully insured. 10% of profits donated to Salvation Arny. 603-455-2848
LACONIA/ GILFORD HOUSEMATE wanted for beautiful home. Sunny private furnished room, includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, dish, laundry. $125/week, $450/Month. Call 528-8030.
LOW PRICE ~ QUALITY WORK
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Over 20 Years Experience Fully Insured. License #3647
M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607
AMAZING! Queen or full mattress set. Beautiful Luxury firm European-pillow-top, new in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763
Help Wanted Belknap Landscape Company
LACONIA- Retail store with office and garage. Great location (1073 Union Ave.) $850/Month + Utilities. Possible sub-divide for right tenant. 603-520-7882 LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. Meredith- Office studio space. 2nd floor 3 rooms, carpeted 1,000 sq. ft. heated, near town, non-smoking. $625/Month. Cell 781-862-0123 home 279-7887
For Sale Amana Microwave late model, $40, Antique radios & many power tools. 744-6107
With winter in full swing, we continue to hire temporary on-call shovelers. No prior experience necessary, but roof shoveling experience is a plus. Wage for hired shovelers during storms is $15/hour! Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen, and be physically able to shovel for lengthy shifts. Applicants must be 18 or older, have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Completed applications will be reviewed by:
Belknap Landscape Co. Inc. Human Resources 25 Country Club Road, Unit 302 Gilford, NH 03249
Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost
EXTREME ROOF SHOVELING
$30/ hour. Let me clean, organize or restyle your home. Dependable and trustworthy, impeccable references. Call Cindy at 520-2150.
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ROOF Clearing Specialist: Hardworking, experienced, references. No job too big or small! Matt Labranche, (603)393-4937.
Elan Publishing Company
Please stop by Mon-Fri, 9-3pm to fill out an application at 492 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough
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Please forward your letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts, proof of certification and three current letters of reference to: HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gil-
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Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Small printing/book binding company in Moultonborough is accepting applications for our production team for first and second shifts. Applicant should have mechanical aptitude and be physically capable of standing and performing repetitive lifting. Benefit package includes matching 401k, health, life and disability.
Full time Special Education Para Educator position open for grade 7/8 Resource Program in K -8 school setting. Prior experience working with students with challenges is preferred. Good technology and math skills a bonus to the position.
BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001
Computer System XP $110. XP tower, $65. Receiver $35. 60 Disk CD player $40. 524-6815
Virus Removal, Computer Tune-ups, Hardware Install, Network Install, Same Day Service. 603-998-2326.
Part-time Speech and Language Assistant to work with Preschool through grade 8 public school students. Varied caseload and flexible schedule. Certification preferred.
BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773
Body by Jake Ab Scissor. Very good condition, a few minor cosmetic flaws, scratches, scuffs. $50. 677-6528
CALL Mike for roof shoveling, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214
MILES COMPUTER REPAIR
DESROCHERS Burner Service Meredith, NH (603) 677-2666. Oil Heat Tune-ups, Repairs, Installations Emergency service. Free Estimates.
AMAZING Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set only $249. See ad under “furniture”.
Services ROOFS CLEARED: 29 years experience, insured. Call Eric, (603)387-4996.
Fast, Reliable Master Electrician. No Job Too small, Lowest Rates, Top Quality. Mail me an insured competitors residential proposal & I!ll beat it! Call 520-7167.
has immediate openings for ground and roof shovelers.
Catherine Dix-Herndon Special Education Director SAU #72, 252 Suncook Valley Road Alton, NH 03809 Application Deadline: Until filled EOE
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Lakes Region Community College’s Alpha Alton ‘Candidates’ Night’ to be held Chi Epsilon Chapter launches clothing drive at Central School on February 17 ALTON — The Alton Centennial Rotary Club will give town voters the opportunity to hear candidates for town and school offices express their views and respond to questions at a public forum to be held at the Central School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. Candidates for town and school offices who are running unopposed will be invited to make a one-minute statement. After that, candidates in contested elections will make a two-minute presentation on why they believe they merit election. The floor will then be open to questions from those in attendance, after which each candidate may take one minute each for concluding remarks. School and Town Moderator Mark
Northridge will preside over the proceedings, as he has for the past 14 years. Alton Bay residents Marybee and Bob Longabaugh continue to produce “Candidates’ Night,” as they have since 1997. The meeting will be recorded on video for multiple playbacks by LRPA-TV on MetroCast’s Cable Channel 26 before the polls open on March 8. Videotapes and DVDs will also be available for checkout at the Gilman Library. The contested offices in this year’s Alton elections see six persons going for the two Selectmen openings, two candidates for the Library Trustee, two people who would like to become a Water Commissioner, and two persons vying for the School Board opening.
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about “Birds of the West Indies” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. The Caribbean contains far more than beaches, cruise ship ports, and duty-free rum. With four large islands and literally hundreds of small ones, the West Indies are one of evolution’s great laboratories. There are entire
vertebrate families found nowhere else in the world as well as unique species of birds, lizards, and other animals. Avian Conservation Biologist Dr. Pamela Hunt will lead the presentation, providing a brief overview of the evolutionary history of the West Indies, then shifting focus to the diversity of birds found there. Hunt visited the region in 1990, got hooked, and has been back more than see next page
Audubon Society to present ‘Birds of the West Indies’ on evening of February 17
The Food Drive held in November by the Alpha Chi Epsilon Chapter of Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) resulted in more than 200 pounds of food being delivered to local pantries. Now, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Chi Epsilon Chapter Public Relations Secretary Ainsley Miller and PTK President Brian Baker hope for equal success with a Clothing Drive that, so far, has received donations of 100 jackets, scarves, snow pants, and gloves. (Courtesy photo)
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How to keep Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center operational was the topic explored at a recent brainstorming meeting attended by GLCAC board members, community leaders, and Attorney General Mike Delaney. Pictured left to right: Lauren Noether, senior assistant attorney general; Pete Llewelyn, CAC co-chair; Meghan Noyes, CAC director; Lisa Charest, Summit Health; Attorney General Mike Delaney; Pat Wood, attorney; Vicki Makris, NASWA Resort; Jane Wood, community member; and Chief Kevin Borgia of Barnstead. (Courtesy photo)
LACONIA — Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (GLCAC) board members and community leaders recently met with Attorney General Michael A. Delaney at the Department of Justice in Concord to brainstorm the sustainability of the agency’s effective responses to child abuse in Belknap County. Child abuse is a staggering problem, crippling not only its victims and their families for many years, but costing employers, agencies, and society as a whole in terms of taxing precious human, state agency, and private resources. It takes people from all walks of life to join in combating its effect. In 2003, the Attorney General’s office launched an initiative to address issues surrounding the investigation of child abuse cases. These concerns included promoting healing for children and their families in the context of an investigation, standardizing best practices for the investigation of abuse, avoiding duplication of efforts, and ensuring proper cases are brought to justice using reliable evidence, while at the same time supporting victims and caregivers. The support was contemplated not only as assistance throughout the fact-finding process, but also beyond to ensure victims and their caregivers’ well being as contributing members of society. The result
Ashland voters invited to ‘Meet the Candidates’ on February 17
ASHLAND — Voters can hear and question candidates for town and school district offices at the 8th annual “Meet The Candidates Night” at the Ashland School beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. On the town ballot, there are contested races for Town Clerk, all three Selectmen positions, and two of the three Water & Sewer Commissioner positions. The candidates for 14 town offices and five school district offices have been invited to attend. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library, who will also serve light refreshments. Local elections will be held March 8. from preceding page 20 times since. She conducts research on Whip-poorwills and coordinates the NH Dragonfly Survey. Hunt received her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1995 and has worked at NH Audubon since 2000. Admission is free. For more information, call the Loon Center at 476-5666.
of this initiative was the formation of child advocacy centers working at the local level. GLCAC was formed in 2005, operates on grants and private funds and relies greatly on volunteers. It is housed in the Community Action Program building in Laconia and provides a safe place for children to reveal the details of abuse and for parents to receive support and ongoing assistance. A forensically trained interviewer speaks to the child in an informal friendly atmosphere. A core child protection team made up of law enforcement, a protective worker, victim advocate, and prosecution watch the interview through a closedcircuit TV to avoid the need for repeated questioning of the child. Disclosure is not an easy process for children or parents. The GLCAC’s goal is to help children and their families from the beginning to the end of the justice process by providing information, referrals, and support. The meeting with the Attorney General stressed how restricted funding challenges the GLCAC and other centers. Grants and ongoing support from local businesses, service clubs, and individuals are crucial to keeping the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center operational. More dedicated board members and volunteers are needed and donations welcomed. “The GLCAC is open for tours for anyone interested in viewing the facility and contributing to the on-going needs of this vital organization,” said director and sole employee Meghan Noyes. “We realize that child abuse and exploitation are uncomfortable topics,” explained Lauren Noether, board volunteer, “but turning our backs on the problem only allows its destructive growth and sinister effects on children to thrive. For more information, call 524-5497 or visit www. gl-cac.org.
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