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LACONIA — “This is a waste of our time,” declared Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3) last night after Archie St. Hilaire of Bestway Disposal Services outlined

two options he said would spare costs of collecting transporting and disposing of trash by increasing recycling. “There are no savings. You’re not presenting a solution. You’re just presenting more revenue for you.” St. Hilaire told the council

that either an automated collection system or a pay-as-youthrow (PAYT) program offered the most promising means of reducing solid waste costs. He explained that both provided incentives to recycle by limiting the amount of trash collected at

the curbside. With the automated system each of the 5,200 stops where trash is collected would be provided, by either the city or the contractor, with a pair of toters, one of 64 gallons or 90 see RECYCLING page 16

BELMONT — Fire Chief Dave Parenti told selectmen last night that the Town of Sanbornton is not interested in moving forward with a plan to reopen the Winnisquam Fire Station. Parenti said he met with Sanbornton Fire Chief Paul Dexter and Tilton-Northfield Fire Chief Brad Ober and learned that while Ober supported it, Dexter didn’t. That report was see SORE page 13

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85-year old Pope Benedict resigning

Pontiff says he’s too infirm to continue to lead Roman Catholic Church, first to step down in 600 years VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 — becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Catholic Church in deep turmoil. The 85-year-old pope dropped the bombshell in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, surprising even his closest collaborators even though he had made clear previously that he would step down if he became too old or infirm to carry on. Benedict called his choice “a decision of great importance for the life of the church.” Indeed, the move allows the Vatican to hold a conclave before Easter to elect a new pope, since the traditional nine days of mourning that would follow the death of

a pope doesn’t have to be observed. It will also allow Benedict to hold great sway over the choice of his successor, though he will not vote. He has already hand-picked the bulk of the College of Cardinals — the princes of the church who will elect the next pope — to guarantee his conservative legacy and ensure an orthodox future for the church. “Without doubt this is a historic moment,” said Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, a protege and former theology student of Benedict’s who himself is considered a papal contender. “Right now, 1.2 billion Catholics the world over are holding their breath.” Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, the archbishop of Paris, called the decision a “liberating act for the future,” saying popes from now on will no longer feel compelled

to stay on until their death. “One could say that in a certain manner, Pope Benedict XVI broke a taboo,” he told reporters in Paris. There are several papal contenders in the wings, but no obvious front-runner — the same situation when Benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II. The Vatican stressed that no specific medical condition prompted Benedict’s decision, that he remained fully lucid and took his decision independently. “Any interference or intervention is alien to his style,” Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said. It has been obvious to all that the pope has slowed down significantly in recent years, cutting back his foreign travel and see POPE page 3

Obama to revive populist message in tonight’s state-of-the-union speech WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving his populist re-election message, President Barack Obama will press a politicallydivided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the still-wobbly economy. The agenda Obama will outline Tuesday before a joint session of Congress will include more money for infrastructure,

clean energy technologies and manufacturing jobs, as well as expanding access to early childhood education. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama would outline “his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class” as the nation struggles with persistently high unemployment. Some of Obama’s job ideas will be repackaged versions of proposals he made during his first term, though aides say there will

be some new initiatives, too. All of the economic proposals are expected to echo themes from Obama’s re-election campaign, which focused on using increased spending to generate jobs, protecting programs to help the middle class, and bringing down the deficit in part by culling more tax revenue from the wealthiest Americans. Obama has called for raising more revenue through closing tax breaks and loopsee OBAMA page 3

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OBAMA from page 2 holes, but he has not detailed a list of targets. He and his aides often mention as examples of unnecessary tax breaks a benefit for owners of private jets and tax subsidies for oil and gas companies. Such measures are modest, however. Ending the corporate plane and oil and gas breaks would generate about $43 billion in revenue over 10 years. Republicans have shown little sign of falling in line behind the president as he starts his second term, particularly when it comes to taxes. “Clearly the president wants more revenue for more government,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in an interview. “He’s gotten all the revenue he’s going to get. Been there, done that.” The backdrop for Obama’s address will be a March 1 deadline for averting automatic across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester. The president wants lawmakers to push that deadline back for a second time to create space for a larger deficitreduction deal, one he hopes would include a balance of targeted cuts and increased tax revenue. Republicans want to offset the sequester with spending cuts alone. As he addresses lawmakers and the American people, Obama is expected to say that government entitlement programs should be on the table in deficit reduction talks. But he will also make the case that programs that help the middle class, the poor and the elderly must be protected. In keeping with that approach, the White House said Monday that Obama would not consider increasing the Medicare eligibility age as a way to reduce spending. The president’s focus on the economy and deficit reflects the top concerns of many Americans. A Quinnipiac University poll out Monday showed than 35 percent of registered voters are most interested in hearing the president during the State of the Union address the economy, more than any other issue. The federal deficit came in second, with 20 percent saying that was the issue they were most interested in hearing Obama discuss.

POPE from page 2 limiting his audiences. He now goes to and from the altar in St. Peter’s Basilica on a moving platform to spare him the long walk down the aisle. Occasionally he uses a cane. His 89-year-old brother, Georg Ratzinger, said doctors had recently advised the pope not to take any more trans-Atlantic trips. “His age is weighing on him,” Ratzinger told the dpa news agency. “At this age, my brother wants more rest.” Benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope requires “both strength of mind and body.” “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited” to the demands of being the pope, he told the cardinals. “In order to govern the bark (ship) of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary — strengths which in the last few months, have deteriorated in me,” he said. Popes are allowed to resign but church law says the decision must be “freely made and properly manifested.” Still, only a handful have done it. The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism, a dispute among competing papal claimants. The most famous resignation was Pope Celestine V in 1294; Dante placed him in hell for it. There are good reasons why others haven’t followed suit, primarily because of the fear of a schism with two living popes. Lombardi sought to rule out such a scenario, saying church law makes clear that a resigning pope no longer has the right to govern the church. “Therefore there is no risk of a conflict,” he told reporters. When Benedict was elected in 2005 at age 78, he was the oldest pope chosen in nearly 300 years. At the time, he had already been planning to retire as the Vatican’s chief orthodoxy watchdog to spend his final years writing in the “peace and quiet” of his native Bavaria. On Monday, Benedict said he would serve the church for the remainder of his days “through a life dedicated to prayer.” The Vatican said immedi-

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Tardif & Gammon challenge Worsman’s secret ballot election in court BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Former mayor and government watchdog Tom Tardif has brought suit in Belknap County Superior Court challenging the election of the current officers of the Belknap County Convention by secret ballot. In a petition filed last week, Tardif and David Gammon, representing themselves, charge that the election of Representatives Colette Worsman (R-Meredith) as chairman and Bob Greemore (R-Meredith) as vice-chairman at the organizational meeting on December 10 was “a clear attempt to circumvent the States Right-To-Know laws.” Citing the minutes, Tardif notes that when the organizational meeting convened “a senior member referred to a case from 1971 and indicated that the election of officers should be done by secret ballot.” By a show of hands all 16 members of the convention present concurred. Worsman and Greemore were elected by a secret paper ballot. Tardif claims that the Right-to-Know Law (RSA 91-A) includes no exception for secret ballots, but on the contrary stipulates that “Except for town meetings, school district meetings, and elections, no vote while in open session may be taken by secret ballot.” Tardif said yesterday that he reluctantly filed suit after raising the issue with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, which declined to offer a legal opinion on the matter. The “senior member” was Representative Don Flanders (R-Laconia) acting on the advice of the N.H. House Clerk Karen Wadsworth, who relied on an advisory opinion of the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued in 1971. The opinion was a response to questions posed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives about the constitutionality of a bill that would have required the Speaker of House to be elected by a roll from preceding page board held that claims that the council improperly interfered with contract negotiations could not be lodged against the commission. Finally, the PELRB ruled that the commission was not bound to provide step raises and was entitled to withhold them, since as cost items they would require the council’s approval, which was clearly not forthcoming. In an opinion written by Justice Jim Bassett, the court upheld each of the three rulings by PELRB. They agreed that there is nothing in statute to require a public employer, in this case the Police Commission, to ensure that the legislative body votes in a timely manner. Moreover, there is no evidence to suggest that the commission encouraged the council not to vote within 30 days. Nor is there evidence indicating that the commission enabled or allowed the council to encroach on on its bargaining authority. The justices also agreed the commission was entitled to rescind the step raises, but not because they required the approval of the council. Instead, they explained that when a collective bargaining agreement expires, both parties are bound to maintain the “status quo,” or “conditions under which employees worked.” But, the status quo does not require payment of step raises, which may or may not be granted at the discretion of the employer. The LPA argued that the commission, having granted the increases, should have submitted them to the council. The court, however, noted that only cost items must be submitted to the legislative body for its approval and a cost item is defined as “any benefit acquired through collective bargaining. Since the step raises were not the result of collective bargaining, the justices rules that the commission was at liberty to rescind them and not obliged to present them to the council.

call vote. The justices explained that Part II, Article 22 of the Constitution grants the members of the House the exclusive right to determine the manner of electing the Speaker. Therefore, they ruled, that this prerogative cannot be subject to the will of the Senate, which would have to vote on the legislation, or “governed or abridged” by statute. Tardif insists that the court’s opinion does not bear on the election of officers of a county convention. “The advisory opinion is not generic but specific to the Speaker of the House of Representatives,” he writes. Remarking that neither the Constitution nor the opinion expressly prohibit a roll call vote for Speaker, he emphasizes that “the Right-To-Know law forbids secret paper ballots.” Claiming that the organizational meeting was conducted improperly, Tardif challenges the legitimacy of the remainder of the meeting of December 10, which included a public hearing on the 2013

county budget, as well as the actions taken at subsequent meetings of the county convention. Tardif has asked the court to find that the convention failed to comply with the Right-To-Know Law and order it to reconvene an organizational meeting in accordance with the statute. With 16 members present and voting, Worsman topped Representative Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) to claim the chairmanship by a margin of nine-toseven. The partisan makeup of the current convention is 12 Republicans and 6 Democrats. One of each was missing on the night of the election. In 2008 Tardif joined Gilford political activist Doug Lambert in challenging the convention’s secret ballot election of Craig Wiggin to fill the vacant county sheriff’s position. That case went all the way to the NH. Supreme Court, which decided in the plaintiff’s favor in a landmark Right-to-Know ruling.

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Susan Estrich

America has moved to the left since Reagan This year, for the State of the Union address, Democrats and Republicans (those who can find “dates,” anyway) will be sitting together. It is supposed to be a signal to the nation of bipartisanship — at least the kind that allows people from opposite parties, as we used to do decades ago, to put their differences aside at the end of the day. Don’t believe it. This congressional date night is not the beginning of a long-term relationship. It’s a one-night stand. All it means is that when there is partisan applause (and there will be), it won’t come just from one side of the room. This is the third year in which the two parties are “dating” for the State of the Union. I don’t know anyone of either party who would suggest that the past two years have seen a rise in bipartisanship. That doesn’t mean that individual Democrats and Republicans aren’t working together. They are, in critical respects. Democrats in the Senate need a handful of Republicans to avoid a filibuster. Democrats in the House need a few dozen Republicans to comfortably pass whatever the Democrats plus a handful pass in the Senate. So, yes, there are individuals crossing the aisle and creating majorities, but it is precisely because the two parties are not working together that we have this new kind of individual bipartisanship. As a Democrat, I can say it’s fine with me. As a firm believer in the twoparty system, in civil discourse and political respect, in moderation over extremism, it might not be so fine. On Fox News last weekend, I was asked about the split in the Republican Party, between ideological true believers and moderate pragmatists — or, if you prefer, between “true Republicans” and “Republicans in Name Only” (a.k.a. RINOs). When I spent every waking hour in politics, I was definitely a “true Democrat,” and I know all the lines about if you have two Democratic (or Republican) Parties, why wouldn’t people want to vote for the real one. I understand the frustration of ideological activists who are asked to support policies they disagree with and people who

have given them the back of their hand on the grounds that winning is all that matters. When you’re in the trenches, principles matter — sometimes more than a “victory” for someone who shares only your party affiliation. But losing is even less fun. What changed on the Democratic side was that even people like me got tired of losing and became more ready to accept a candidate we disagreed with but who could win. It certainly helped that, in cultural terms, Bill and Hillary Clinton — educated on the East Coast, tested on the George McGovern campaign, public interest lawyertypes — seemed far more like the ideologues, at least socially speaking, than most Southern moderates. But make no mistake: Bill Clinton was one of the founders of the Democratic Leadership Council, which we used to disparagingly call the “White Boys Caucus” because of its stated intent to counter the power of all those other caucuses inside the Democratic Party. And by the time Barack Obama came along, demographics had changed in this country to the point that the middle, which had been moving rightward, was moving leftward again. Believe me, Mitt Romney would have won in Reagan’s America. But it’s not Reagan’s America anymore. I got one or two nasty emails last week when I made those points on Fox and suggested that the only way Republicans are going to achieve power (and win more elections) is if they stop making that circle and firing inward, and recognize that the country has changed. If they don’t, they won’t win. “Who are you to give advice to Republicans?” one woman demanded. The answer is just this: Been there. Done that. You have to kiss a lot of frogs on your way to the altar. And maybe what Republicans really need right now is not Democratic “dates” but Republican ones. (Susan Estrich is a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center. A best-selling author, lawyer and politician, as well as a teacher, she first gained national prominence as national campaign manager for Dukakis for President in 1988.)

Generous donations helped food pantry get thru holiday season To the editor, The Meredith Emergency Food Pantry would like to thank all of the churches, schools, organizations, banks, and all private individuals for their generous donations! These donations have been a huge help to us to get through the past holiday season. At this time our shelves are close to empty. We are in desperate need again to call on the community if at all pos-

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LETTERS Let’s stop seeking out people to kill & bring our troops home To the editor, The president top choice for head of the CIA, John Brennan, recently stated his support for drone warfare. He said it was a last resort; these targeted figures pose an imminent threat and must be eliminated immediately! There will be numerous deaths of civilians, but, that is what has to be done. Brennan also stated his concern about “water-boarding.” — he didn’t know if it worked or not. Absent was any restriction on its use. Let’s have a clean war, nobody gets their hands dirty. We can kill anyone with a push of a button, thousands of miles away. We can destroy people in several countries at the same time. Why arrest anyone, bring charges against them in a legal proceeding when we can pull the trigger getting it done without needless legality? Water-boarding is torture, it has been for centuries. Here we are ready to confirm a man who has no objection to its use. Does this nonchalant attitude reflect the collective feeling of most people? We just don’t care! What has happened to is country in the last 10 years? Have we learned to tolerated criminal activities, turning a blind eye to what we, ourselves, have always deemed morally wrong. Is this the country I grew up in believing we

were always, “the good guys?” The country is “war weary.” We have heard the same story over and over again. We even call it the Defense Department, implying we are on the run, just trying to protect ourselves: We do what we have to do! Isn’t it past due that we realize what we see and hear are recited to keep us in a state of fear — that something terrible will happen, even though in the last decade not one American citizen has been killed by foreign terrorists! The war industry has had its day. Their huge profits come out of our Medicare, Social Security, and other entitlement programs, as well as every worthwhile thing we need to do. We will continue to pay the bill for these so-called wars for the next 10 years or more. This country has been screwed — no matter how you phrase it! And we have let it happen by our inaction and gullibility! When will we resolve to stop seeking out people to kill and bring all the troops home. We must vocalize our opposition to cruelty and callous, inhuman treatment of people in poor, defenseless countries, we have always claimed as our enemies. We can’t use 9/11 as an excuse anymore! Leon R. Albushies Gilford

Have you as an American been offered what immigrants get? To the editor, I would like to know when and why the American people became second class citizens? I believe it really began in earnest with the major influx of people from Cuba. If I remember correctly, they were freely given all of the benefits that we as Americans had to work to earn. So began the injustice of no help for the people who had earned and deserved it, and things have continued to go downhill since then. Food stamps to the poor and deserving Americans were cut, and handed to people coming in from other countries, who had to do nothing but sign their names to have everything handed to them. It has progressed to the point where, now, our senior citizens and mentally ill Americans cannot even live, but have to struggle mightily to

between getting their medications or having food to eat. We now have people coming here from other countries being handed many thousands of dollars to start up their own businesses, and pay no taxes for five years. There are no strings attached – no requirement to repay the money they were handed, etc. Have you as an American been offered this opportunity? I didn’t think so! What’s wrong with this picture, and why are we denied these opportunities? People in all of our states are experiencing more drastic cuts from much-needed services on a daily basis. The money that is being handed to people coming here from other countries would go a long way towards providing these benefits that our citizens earned and need. John C. Richards, Sr.


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LETTERS Lots of safety issues behind bid to renovate Alton Central School To the editor, The SAU #72 Buildings and Grounds Committee is sharing information on four topic points, beginning with safety, to help the Alton community understand the serious need and cost for a repair and renovation of the Alton Central School facility located at 41 School Street. On March 12, 2013, voters of the Alton School District will have the opportunity to vote on a Special Warrant Article – Article II – to renovate, reconstruct, repair and construct an addition to the Alton Central School building. The bond seeks to raise and appropriate an approximate $17.7 million and withdraw monies set aside in multiple Capital Reserve Funds as payment towards the project. This proposal was developed over a 2 1/2 year period by community volunteers and elected and appointed school officials as part of a design-bid-build process, which is recommended by the N.H. Department of Education (www.education. nh.gov/program/school_approval/ ccdm.htm). This particular topic point on safety will explain how Article II will address critical, on-going safety issues and concerns at the Alton Central School campus. The Alton Central School campus currently consists of one main building, four modular classroom buildings, a bus loop at front, two parking lots, an elementary playground, and a softball and soccer field on the backside of the school. The original school building was constructed in 1953 and has received four additions (1958, 1965, 1972, and 1988) to keep up with growing student population. The four modular classroom buildings have far exceeded their “life expectancy.” These modular classroom buildings support upwards of seven classrooms plus office space. Currently 555 students in grades pre-K through 8 attend Alton Central School. The Alton Central School’s mission states: “Small enough to create a safe environment that inspires each child to excel.” There are numerous critical issues including fire and electrical codes, security, toxic building materials and facility structure concerns. The renovation would address all of these issues, bringing Alton Central School up to current public building code standards. Here are the key safety issues facing Alton Central School:

There is no fire suppression system in the main building. Students attending Alton Central School range from 3 years to 14 years of age. The lack of a fire suppression system puts students and employees at an unnecessary increased risk if there was ever a fire. Article II will equip the building with an automatic sprinkler. The expired modular classroom buildings present multiple safety issues. On average, 100 students and 17 staff are in modular classroom buildings each day. There is no fire suppression system in these buildings. There is no plumbing, so bathroom breaks take 40 minutes each day. The longest walk to the main building is approximately 50 meters (150 feet); students are exposed to the weather elements, possible trip/ hazard falls and to unprotected areas during their travel to/from the main building. Article II will replace the 1953 wing with a new two-story addition, thereby eliminating the need for and use of the expired modular classroom buildings. The National Electric Code is the de facto standard set of electrical requirements and is updated and published every three years. As stated previously, additions to the main building date almost 50 years ago. Article II will ensure the main building is current to local and state electric code requirements. Similarly, the Uniform Plumbing Code was last updated in 2012 and represents the most current approaches in the plumbing field. Alton Central School continues to experience ongoing plumbing problems beyond best maintenance practices involving septic drain lines beneath the 1953 and 1972 additions. Article II will correct under slab waste piping. ACS lacks a centralized main office and adequate confidential meeting space for parents, guardians, staff and visitors. Additionally, there are several exterior double full glass-doors providing an unnecessary security risk. There are numerous interior building code infractions as well. Specifically, several interior double doors do not have crash bar door hardware. Building codes require all public buildings have a minimum number of fire and emergency exits with crash bars, which are proven to save lives. Alton Central School contains asbestos-containing building mate-

NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING TOWN OFFICE MEETING ROOM 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm The Town has received written notice from Provest Land Associates, LLC that they plan to lower the impoundment by drawing down the water elevation at Jackson Pond Dam #173.07, located along Jackson Pond Road on the northern part of New Hampton. The Board of Selectmen will hold a public informational meeting as required under RSA 482:13 II. The public is encouraged to attend.

rial. Article II will include the abatement and removal of the asbestos thus preventing asbestos hazards to students and employees. Because certain sections of the school were built prior to 1978, Alton Central School may contain lead-based paint. The proposed rebuild will be done in accordance with the federal lead renovation, repair and painting rule. Significant portions of the roof are at or near its life span and leaks are becoming more prevalent. The district has spent $28,049.50 since 2008 to remove snow from the aging structure as required by an engineer’s safety inspection. That same engineer’s report (2008) suggested the undersized rafters be replaced within 2 to 3 years. This past weekend’s snow storm will incur more snow shoveling costs, five years after the engineer’s recommendation. Article II will provide a new roof as part of the two-story addition and replace the remaining 35,000 square feet of roof. The aging ACS gymnasium has multiple issues. Player safety is a top concern because the gymnasium

is not regulation size. The Alton Fire Department has concerns about a truss roof over the original roof of the gym absent of a fire suppression system. An exterior wall crack from floor to ceiling has worsened to the point where outdoor light is visible from inside the gym. As a reminder, 100 percent of the new main building proposed by Article II will be used upon completion. Considering the completion of the Prospect Mountain High School bond, the highest probable net cost increase for property owners of the Alton School District is $.34 per $1,000 of building and land value. Voting on warrant articles for the School District shall be conducted by official ballot to be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Prospect Mountain High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. If you have any questions regarding the proposed rebuild project, please feel free to contact Superintendent Bill Lander, SAU #72 at 875-7980. SAU #72 Building & Grounds Committee Alton

We’re fortunate to have skaters from 1 to 78 at Skate Escape To the editor, We would like to take a few minutes at the start of 2013 to thank all the Roller Skaters and moms and dads. . . and grandparents and businesses and all our friends and family for all the encouragement, support, and donations you have shared with us over the past 2 1/2 years here at Skate Escape! Parents, thank you supporting all our rink rats in their quest to roller skate in a safe, wholesome environment where kids can be kids! It’s a tough world out there, and, we all do what we can here in our little roller skating world to offer a place where bullying is not tolerated, where kindness is rewarded, and where safety and fun are our top priorities! To the local businesses that have helped out during any of our events, including the most recent 2nd Annual 24 hour Skate-A Thon: (If someone is left out, it is solely the oversight of the writers) Laconia Village Bakery, The White Tiger, Domino’s, The Margate, Annie’s, Caroselli Painting, Che Bella’s Salon, Little Caesars, The Coffee House, LASC, members of the Police Department, members of the Lakes Region Tri Club, LDR, The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation, Hannafords, those who purchase gift certificates anonymously

and give them back to the rink so we can assist those who cannot afford to skate....THANK YOU! A special thank you to our friends and family who take time from their busy lives to work with us to provide this wonderful little world for our youth AND yes, for skaters of all ages. Without supportive husbands, brothers, sisters, moms and dads, where would we be? Without our friends and family and our devoted Rink Rats, we would not be here today. We try to convey our thanks all the time, but we wanted to publicly give them the thanks they so greatly deserve! We are so amazed that this list is so long, and we often sit back and think how blessed we are for this opportunity and to be part of this community. In case you have not had chance to come to 161 Court Street in Laconia, please do so. We have skaters from 1 year to 78 years old! Come see the fun we have, and take a minute to check our achievements and our treasured award. Thank you again to our community, to those who come to skate from near and far, and for our ROLLER SKATING family. Janine Page & Erica Duncan Skate Escape Laconia

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice to Citizens of the Winnisquam Regional School District PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET FOR 2013-2014 The Winnisquam Regional Budget Committee will conduct a public hearing on the proposed school budget for 2013-2014 on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Winnisquam Regional Middle School in the school cafeteria starting at 7:00 PM. This hearing is an opportunity for the Budget Committee to explain the proposed budget and gather input and recommendations from the public prior to the Budget Committee’s final adoption of the budget. After the Budget Committee adopts the budget, it will be presented at the annual school district meeting to be held on March 23, 2013 starting at 9:00 AM at the Winnisquam Regional High School in the school gymnasium. In its continuing efforts to provide the best possible education for students of the District, the Budget Committee and the School Board is urging citizens of the Towns of Northfield, Sanbornton, and Tilton to attend this public hearing.


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LETTERS Sustainable energy plan possible without ruining our ridgelines

Was prohibition successful? How’s the war on drugs going?

To the editor, We are presently at a critical point in N.H. Foreign wind farm companies are rushing to construct huge wind turbine projects along N.H.’s ridgelines, in ways that will forever change the landscape of our state, unless we act now. We need to institute an immediate state-wide moratorium on such projects, before we reach the point of no return. Significant wind turbine development projects are currently planned for construction on pristine ridgelines in N.H.’s Lakes Region. Large foreign companies, such as Spanish Iberdrola and Portuguese EDP, are working behind the scenes, preying on N.H.’s small, rural towns with NO zoning laws and WEAK land-use regulations, to erect 500-foot wind turbines across N.H.’s mountain ridges. The process has already begun in some towns around Newfound Lake. Small towns such as Alexandria, Hebron, Groton, Grafton and Danbury are unprepared to deal with such behemoth international corporations which are intentionally seeking these “easy targets” to establish their next wind farm projects in N.H.’s Lakes Region! Dr. Benjamin Luce, physicist and professor at Lyndon State College in VT, is an expert on sustainable energy and ridgeline wind power. He recently spoke at Newfound High School, to report his findings that ridgeline wind power is not an effective means of energy production in N.H. For this reason, N.H. would require thousands of large ridgeline projects throughout the state to produce energy of any significance. (Can you picture that?) This should give us all cause to stop, think and ACT to stop these projects before it’s too late. I support green energy, but not at the expense of New Hampshire’s ridgelines or our economic base of tourism. Will tourists come to N.H. to see an industrial skyline of 500-foot wind turbines on previously pristine,

To the editor, Mr. Veverka’s rants and name calling certainly don’t add any solutions to the problem other than what’s already part of the conversation and as usual they contain non-facts. He states that “the gun nut stance rests upon a ridiculous assumption that criminals will get guns anyway so it’s pointless to try.” This gun nut has to disagree. First of all I believe the NRA is presently in discussion with members of Congress to come up with a reasonable law that won’t affect the rights of its members. This law includes closing the background check loophole that now exists. Who are he and John Rodgers to say that the NRA doesn’t represent it’s members? The reason I belong to the NRA is so that my voice can be heard. I have to disagree with Mr. Rodgers when he states that “no one in this country is calling for a blanket ban on guns.” In this country there are many factions that want to disarm its citizens for various reasons, some ideological and some nefarious. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is one that stands out as an organization whose sole purpose is to outlaw any type of firearm, whether it be done an inch at a time or in one fell swoop. I personally believe if it wasn’t for the NRA, we would have a gun ban in place at this time. Mr. Rodgers had a rebuttal to Mr.

forested ridgelines? Probably not. Realize that if N.H. tourism suffers, our entire tax base suffers, affecting N.H. as a whole. Once our ridgelines have been bulldozed, clear cut, filled with cement bases, and dwarfed by huge steel wind turbines, it will be too late. And what will become of these towering, defunct turbines once more efficient energy production methods become available? Will they be retired to sit and rust like so many others around the country? This issue warrants our immediate attention. Please support the following legislative bills which are being heard in the coming weeks: — House Bill 508 (HB-508), calling for a state moratorium on wind turbines projects, until more complete impact studies can be conducted; — HB-484, requiring the Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) to more closely review local impact issues before approving wind farm projects; — HB-306, calling for an updated proactive statewide energy plan, required to stop this constant “reactive” state we are now in. Together, we can preserve the beautiful, forested ridgelines of our Lakes Region for generations to come, while developing a truly sustainable energy plan for NH. Let’s not roll over and play dead. We must act now. For further information, please view the upcoming bills at: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/ house/committees/HouseBillsInCommittee.aspx?code=H24. Join “NH Wind Watch” on Facebook or go to www. nhwindwatch.org, where you can view a video of Dr. Luce’s presentation. Write your State reps and town officials now. Make your voice heard. Please take action to stop these projects before it is too late. Thank you for your time attention to this matter. Jae-ann Rock New Hampshire native Tilton

Moon’s letter about which gun was used to murder the students in Newtown. I’m going to paraphrase Hillary Clinton’s response when being questioned about the Benghazi boondoggle, “there are 26 people dead, what difference does it make which gun killed them?” The handguns that the killer was carrying were just as capable of doing the damage that was done and that’s why this assault-type weapon discussion is ludicrous. As far as the military not letting trained soldiers take their guns home I’m sure they have their reasons. That being said, Switzerland and Israel do, fully automatic at that, and they have very low crime rates. Back to Mr. Veverka. My questions are, was prohibition successful? How’s the war on drugs going? Any ban on anything just opens up a black market that didn’t exist before. I’m quite sure that when these criminals are asked where they got their gun the answers are usually they stole it or bought it on the street and not at a gun show. By the way, I never heard a peep from you about Fast and Furious, the operation where the ATF forced legitimate gun dealers to sell guns to people who the ATF knew were in turn going to sell them to the Mexican drug cartels, one of which was used to kill a U.S. border agent. Your president used executive privilege to squash the investigation. Dave Schwotzer Meredith Gun Nut

Screening of ‘Genetic Roulette’ at Prescott Farm on Wed. night To the editor, Do you believe you have the right to know what is in the food you eat? Are you aware of how pervasive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in the American food supply? Research is beginning to emerge that implicates GMOs in a number of health problems. “Genetic Roulette”, a film about GMOs will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia. The showing is sponsored by Sustainable Sustenance, and admission is free. Given that the health risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have not been adequately studied, it seems wise to avoid ingesting GMOs.

The problem is that it is difficult if not impossible to determine if a food item contains GMOs. A right-to-know bill has been introduced in the NH House (HB-660-FN, co-sponsored by Ian Raymond of Sanbornton, that will require labeling of all foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. GMO information on labels will help you to make more informed choices about foods that may have a lifelong negative effect on your health and that of your loved ones. Please join us on Wednesday to learn more about GMOs and why you should support HB-660-FN. Karen Barker Laconia

300 of us from N.H. rallied in D.C. against law that allows infanticide To the editor, More than 300 residents of New Hampshire attended the January 25 Rally and March for Life in Washington D.C. We returned home by bus on Saturday morning after witnessing the events there. There were over four-hundred thousand pro-life people at the National Mall braving a temperature in the twenties as we listened to speakers that included some members of Congress. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey called Roe v. Wade “infamous, reckless, and inhumane.” I met and talked with some people in a group of 350 that traveled from Iowa. There were many college students in attendance, and I saw a group of young children from New Orleans. Others I met came from Ohio, Massachusetts, Virginia, other

states, and even from as far away as Nebraska. After the rally, we marched up Constitution Avenue in light snowfall which reminded me of the pure and clean innocence of unborn babies. Our route took us past the U.S. Capital and the Senate office buildings to an end at the steps of the Supreme Court where the terrible decision to legalize abortion took place 40 years ago. There was joy, excitement, and comfort in witnessing so many Americans support life for babies, opposing the law that allows for infanticide. Far too often, Americans ignore the fact that an unborn child IS a child and deserves a life. Harry Mitchell Laconia


Gilmanton man charged with stealing firewood from former business partner By Gail OBer

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — Police have charged a Gilmanton man with stealing fire wood from a former business partner. Police said the victims reported the theft on January 28 telling them that Nicolas Fleming, 43, of 22 Drake Ave. in Gilmanton had come to a job site on Sawmill Road in Gilford and had taken 1 1/2 cords of wood valued at about $400. The victim said he and Fleming once worked together but had a falling out in December. He said Fleming had no reason to take the wood. Police went to the site and noticed that there were tire marks and foot steps that went back and forth from where the victim said his wood had been stacked. The next day, the victim told police there was a witness to the theft and police interviewed that witness via telephone two days later. The witness said he saw a blue pickup being driven by a man he used to see at the job site. He said he was driving a Ford Ranger with a trailer with the N.H. registra-

tion of FLEMDOG. Police next interviewed the property owner who told them he had not given Fleming permission to be on his property. The property owner said his contract for firewood was with the victim. The land owner also said Fleming had told him he would do the job for less money but the land owner said he would keep his business with the victim unless he didn’t want to do the job any longer. Fleming was arrested by Gilford Police and charged with one count of theft by unauthorized taking. He appeared on February 7 in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division and Judge Jim Carroll ordered him released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and to stay away from the victim. In a twist to the story, Gilmanton Police Chief Joe Collins confirmed yesterday that his department is investigating a complaint made by Fleming against the victim. Collins said the victim came to Fleming’s home and allegedly assaulted him and the Gilmanton Police were called during the altercation.

Parking lot ‘fishtail’ leads to 2 arrests GILFORD — Three Massachusetts men ran afoul of the police early Saturday morning after doing deliberate “fishtails” in the parking lot of the China Bistro restaurant. Lt. Jim Leach said Nicholas C. Mastropietro, 30, of 19 Stone Road in Wilmington, Mass. was charged with driving while intoxicated and negligent driving for misuse of power. One of Mastropietro two passengers, David W. Hawkes, 29, of Lowell, Mass. was charged with transporting alcoholic beverages (open container) and possession of controlled drugs. The other, Derek J. Pollinger, 33, of 145 Columbia Road in Lowell, Mass.

was charged with transporting alcohol beverages (open container) and resisting arrest. Leach said all three were brought to Belknap County House of Corrections where they were later released on personal recognizance bail. He said the tip of the erratic driving came earlier in the evening from someone near McDonalds Restaurant in Laconia who saw the Brown Ford Explorer headed east toward Gilford. Leach said the arrests took place during the height of the weekend Nor’Easter. — Gail Ober

LA from page 2 ment officer in Southern California is in danger of being shot and killed,” Zellerbach said at a news conference guarded by four officers armed with rifles. Authorities obtained a no-bail arrest warrant, which allows Dorner to be apprehended anywhere, Zellerbach said. Meanwhile, U.S. border inspectors warned that the search for Dorner has created unusually heavy traffic backups at California border crossings into Mexico. Baja California state police agents were given photographs of Dorner and warned to consider him armed and extremely dangerous. Authorities said they were investigating more than 700 tips after offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Dorner, who is believed to have written a Facebook rant against those he held responsible for ending his LAPD career five years ago, when a department board determined that he falsely claimed another officer had kicked a suspect. “Some people are from his past, some people think they saw him yesterday, some think they have information about where he will be,” police Lt. Andrew Neiman said. Police and city officials believe the

reward, raised from both public and private sources, will encourage the public to stay vigilant. “Now it’s like the game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire,’” said Anthony Burke, supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals regional fugitive taskforce. “Instead of one contestant, we’ve got 100,000, and there’s only one question you have to answer. All they have to answer is where he’s at, and we can take it from there.” Meanwhile, LAPD resources remained strained as the department deployed 50 protection details to guard officers and their families who were deemed possible targets. The charges filed in Riverside County did not include the Irvine killings. Monica Quan, a former LAPD captain’s daughter, and her fiance were found shot dead Feb. 3 in a car in the parking structure of their condominium. Dorner was named as the suspect in those killings on Wednesday. A federal agent who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said officials had determined a call telling Quan’s father, Randal Quan, that he should have done a better job of protecting his daughter was a prank.

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Binnie to buy old police station for $1 on the condition that he spend $300k-$400k fixing it up BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Bill Binnie of Binnie Media, who has reached agreement with the city to acquire the abandoned police station on Church Street, spoke before the City Council last night about the role the building would play in the television and radio network he’s assembling. Binnie said that the city has agreed to sell the building for $1 on the understanding that he will invest between $300,000 and $400,000 in its renovation together with another $500,000 to $750,000 in equipping it as a television and radio studio. Ultimately he expects a payroll of 25 full-time and parttime employees based in Laconia. Last year, Binnie purchased 17 stations formerly owned and operated by the bankrupt Nassau Broadcasting of Princeton New Jersey, including WLNH, WEMJ and WJJY with studios in Gilford. He said that “we realized we were going to blow up Gilford, not literally,” explaining that WJJY was a Concord station and would be returned to the capital city, where he recently bought the surplus Walker Street School. WLNH, which he called one of the country’s most venerable stations, belonged in Laconia, where it originated, along with WEMJ. Both will operate from Church Street. WBIN-TV, the flagship of Binnie’s company, will ultimately operate a news bureau from Laconia. “This will be a major media center in downtown Laconia,” Binnie said. “By 2015 we’ll be interviewing presidential candidates. It is only appropriate that it happens here.” Binnie stressed that his company would maintain strong connections to the local community, refer-

WLNH radio’s new owner Bill Binnie spoke before Laconia City Council last night about his plans for the city’s old police station on Church Street. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)

ring specifically the WLNH’s relationship with the annual Children’s Auction. Nurturing local relationships, reinvesting in the communities and providing good jobs, he said is “really what we’re about.” City manager Scott Myers said the city has reached agreement with Binnie on the terms and conditions for transferring the property and anticipates the transaction will close in the near future.

Council rejects fact finder report dealing with fire union impasse LACONIA — On the recommendation of City Manager Scott Myers, the City Council last night rejected the report of a fact finder appointed to resolve the impasse between the city and Professional Firefighters, Local 1153, in negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. The last contract expired in June, 2010. Myers said that both parties agreed to the appoint-

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SPORTS Antony Hubbard takes two 1st place finishes at state swim meet Antony Hubbard, a junior at Belmont High School, took first place in both the 100 and 200 yard freestyle events held yesterday as part of the NHIAA Division II state swimming championship meet. He finished the 200 yard event in 1:48.63 and the 100 in 49.92. Various other local swimmers participated in the meet. Rebecca Cook, a Gilford High School freshman, finished third in the 200 yard freestyle. She also came in third in the 500 yard freestyle. Kayla Phelps, a freshman at Laconia High School, swam to a sixth place finish in the 200 yard IM and a second place in the 100 backstroke. Katie Gingrich, a Gilford High School sophomore, finished tenth in the 50 yard freestyle. Winnisquam Regional junior Rachel Willcutt swam to a tenth place finish in the 100 yard butterfly and 11th in the 100 breaststroke. A junior at Inter-Lakes, Sarah Sundius finished eighth in the 100 yard freestyle and seventh in the 100 breaststroke.

GHS girls top Somersworth Gilford High School girls’ varsity team posted a big Division 3 win over Somersworth on Thursday. The game was moved due to an approaching storm and played as the preliminary to the boys’ contest. With the win the Eagles avenge an opening game loss to the Hilltoppers and improve to 12-4 on the season. Hayley Jakubens had a huge night for Gilford scoring a game and career high 29 points and a team high 12 rebounds. Gilford jumped out to an early 14-6 lead after the first quarter but Somersworth, behind standout guard Rachel Hill’s 10 second quarter points, narrowed the the lead to 20-17 at the half. The third quarter was all Gilford as Jakubens scored 12 points and the Eagles expanded their lead to 38-29 entering the final quarter. Both teams traded baskets down the stretch and Gilford was able to control the ball and the tempo for the win. For Gilford Sarah Veazey and Abby Harris both added six points. Molly Dietrich added eight assists on the night. For Somersworth Hill, who scored her 1,000th point earlier this week, was high scorer with 21 points followed by Allie Francoeur with 5 points.

Golden Eagles earn credibility with overtime win over Somersworth By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — Although Gilford High School boys’ varsity basketball team had built a season record of 12 wins, one loss as of last week, observers of Division III basketball weren’t sure if the Golden Eagles were truly among the state’s heavyweights or if the team’s power was illusory. Although Gilford had amassed a pile of wins, they were all against teams which proved to be among the division’s weaker opponents. The one winning team they had faced, Berlin, had resulted in a lop-sided loss for Gilford on January 22. When the 10-3 Somersworth came to Gilford High on Thursday Gilford’s Josh Joyce makes his way to the bucket in Thursday’s game against Somersworth at Gilford of last week, the Golden High School. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun) Eagles had the chance to put an exclamation point next to its record. And, like a good team will, ford in the Lakes Region Holiday Tournament, a loss Gilford seized the opportunity, earning a 52-47 overthat doesn’t have a bearing on the NHIAA regular time win to improve to 13 wins, one loss, and finding season. The Golden Eagles will then close out the itself one of four teams in the division with only a season by traveling to Somersworth, a team that single defeat in the regular season. With four games will likely remember dropping an overtime decision left until the post-season, Gilford is joined by Berlin, to Gilford and will be hungry to even the score. Conant and Newport in a tie for the best regularThursday’s game saw the Golden Eagles come season record. out cold, something which Veazey said has been an Gilford coach Chip Veazey isn’t making any brash unfortunate Gilford trait this year. “We got off to a predictions about the Golden Eagles taking the first slow start, they came right after us,” said Veazey, seed in the playoffs. “I think we’ll have a tough time and Gilford was playing on its heels in the first quargetting that,” he said. Gilford has the 10-4 Prospect ter. However, the game also featured another Golden Mountain team yet to face, a squad that beat Gilsee next page

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Back-to-back wins for LMS A boys Down two of its starters, the bench for the LMS boys’ A team stepped up big in earning a decisive 58-17 win over Alton on February 8. Ryan McCrea had a banner day with 14 points and six rebounds. Drew Muzzey chipped in 13 points and four boards to go along with four steals. Parker Minor also played well dishing out five assists with picking off three Alton passes. Defensively, Christian Gaspa and Nick Drouin had three steals each. “It was nice to see the younger kids get some significant playing time and make some good contributions” said coach Rod Roy. Playing arch rival Gilford on February 10, the team fought for a second strong victory. Led by Nick Murray, who had a season-high 12 points and 14 boards, the young Sachems would not be denied. Carter Doherty added 13 points and nine boards while point guard Jake Filgate, coming back from an ankle sprain, chipped in six points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had five assists. When the dust had settled, the Sachems had a 49-26 win, improving to 12-8 for the season. from preceding page Eagle charateristic. “We’ve been pretty resilient this year,” Veazey said. By halftime, Gilford had fought back to a one-point lead. The game was far from over, though, a fact ensured by Somersworth’s Drew Francoeur, who would go on to score 32 points that night. “They had an outstanding performance by their best player... We just didn’t have an answer for him.” Gilford found itself down by two with less than two minutes to play, when a Somersworth player opened the door by committing first a penalty, then a technical foul, giving Gilford four free throws and the chance to take a late-game lead. Sam Preston hit one of two, and shooting the technical free throws, Josh Joyce also converted one of two opportunities, tying the game and ultimately forcing overtime. Veazey said his players continued to make their free throws in the extra period, helping to secure the win. Gilford was led by some of its regular contributors, such as sophomores Kaleb Orton, who Veazey said played well until leaving the game with an injury in the fourth quar-

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Laconia-Winnisquam hockey has first home in in four seasons The Laconia-Winnisquam ice hockey team beat Manchester-West on February 6 by the score of 6-2. The game was the first home win for the Wolfpack in four seasons and improved the team’s record to three wins, ten losses this season. Laconia-Winnisquam is scheduled to host Belmont-Gilford on February 13. ter, and Joyce, who has impressed his coach all year. “He was solid again,” said Veazey. Late in the game, he said, Dave Sykie made a couple of important baskets to keep the Golden Eagles in contention. For Veazey, who has coached Gilford High School basketball for about three decades, it isn’t easy to compare this years team to those of the past, such as the group that won the state championship in 2004. “We’ve had a lot of good years, they’re all different, the kids are all different, it’s hard to say until it’s all over.” He can see areas for improvement, namely, team defense, rebounding and broader distribution of offensive production. However, his squad this year has some of the intangibles, such as team chemistry and attitude, which are traits all of his good teams have had. And, after taking down Somersworth, his team can add credibility to its list of attributes. “It gives us a little more credibility,” Veazey said about the win. “We’re doing really well, considering nobody considered us to be a pre-season favorite.” And yet, if the Golden Eagles can win the next four games, they’ll be the team to beat in the post-season.

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Soup’s on at Hands Across the Table fund raiser Sunday at St. James Episcopal Church LACONIA — On Sunday, February 17 at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia, guests can sample New England clam chowder, mushroom barley soup, sausage chili, sirloin vegetable, matzo ball, chicken corn chowder soups, African Soup of the Gods and more, ten soups in all, plus bread, salad, cookies and J B Scoops ice cream. That’s a perfect supper for a winter evening, all for the donation of $8 per person to the Hands Across the Table organization that provides a weekly free meal to feed those hungry in body and HATT President Kyril Mitchell, V.P. Dot Faulkner, Soup-a-thon Co.-Chairs Irene Gordon and Ginger spirit. Wells-Kay and Assistant Chef Tammy Fontaine prepare to fill the soup tureens for the HATT Soup-aAfter guests have thon fundraiser on Sunday, February 17 at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia. (Courtesy had their fill of a samphoto) pling of all the soups, they can vote for your favorite three. Vote for Super ing.” Last year HATT held a successful Soup-a-thon Soup, Superb Soup and Splendid Soup. When the at Temple B’nai Israel. votes are counted, the top three soup makers will be The spirit of HATT dinners is infectious in that announced and awarded stamped silver ladles. the weekly Tuesday evening dinners, served at St.. Add to the evening by viewing the art work of the James Episcopal Church for individuals and famiRiver Crew that will be available for sale as well lies, resemble a dinner party. Tablecloths and center as an auction of paintings and undisclosed items. pieces are de rigeur, dinners are three course meals The art and photography of the River Crew, some with seconds encouraged and leftovers to be taken of Laconia’s homeless featured artists, is poignant home. Eighty to one hundred people are served each creative work that is not to be missed. Tuesday night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Soup-a-thon chairpersons, Ginger Wells-Kay and Dinner responsibilities rotate among the ten sponIrene Gordon say that the mission of HATT is “to soring churches and eight clubs and organizations. feed all who are hungry in body and spirit. We do Area banks, food businesses and anonymous donors so willingly and with compassion and understandalso support this non profit (501.c3) project.

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Braeden and Riley Alward, Sophia Joyal, Bryan Bailey and others are planning a a spaghetti dinner this Friday, February 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, Veterans Square, Laconia. Along with their leadership team of J Alward, Doreen and Matt Richards, and Pastor Preston Fuller they will be traveling to Black Mesa, Arizona to work with Native American families on a Navajo Reservation. There they will be building homes, churches and community buildings, helping families with general labor, teaching kids and working in a soup kitchen. Donations for dinner will be $8 for adults and children over age 5 and $5 for children under age 5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by reaching out to the members of the mission team directly. Those who are unable to join the spaghetti dinner and would like to make a donation towards their trip can mail donations to FUMC – Navajo Mission Trip c/o Matt Richards 64 Fenton Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246.

Annual Winter Fest at Prescott Farm on Saturday LACONIA — Prescott Farm will hold its Third Annual Winter Fest on Saturday, February 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be lots to do for families and friends and all can enjoy a hot cup of cocoa by the bonfire after a snowshoe hike or another activity including; sleigh rides, face painting, sledding, cross country skiing, crafts, a snow sculpture contest and much more. The Fest is free for members, $3 for non-members, $10 for families with two or more kids. Children ages three and under are free. Contact Kimberly at 603-366-5695 or info@ prescottfarm.org. All other event information can be found at www.prescottfarm.org.

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LACONIA — Sandwich residents Dick and Ruth Stuart will share their experiences from a recent trip to Cuba on Tuesday night at the Laconia Public Library. The evening program of “armchair travel”

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Belknap Mill holding lunch and annual meeting on Friday, Feb. 15 LACONIA — The Belknap Mill on Beacon Street in downtown Laconia will hold its annual meeting luncheon on February 15 at 11:30 a.m. with some interesting things planned. The event starts with a lunch catered by Laconia Village Bakery. During lunch, Hampshire Hospitality Holdings co-founder, president and CEO Rusty McLear will talk about the evolution of Meredith with a highlight on the Mill and the importance of saving and preserving old buildings. McLear was involved in the project that eventually turned downtown Meredith into the showcase it is today. He also is the owner of the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls and Mill Falls Marketplace. McLear’s preservation experience also includes serving (currently) as board chair of the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), councilor of the State of NH Council for the Arts, and many other

organizations. After lunch, a brief Belknap Mill Society business meeting will take place; members may come for the lunch and business meeting or choose to attend just the business portion of the event. (Members only may vote during the business portion of the annual meeting.) The event is sponsored by Taylor Rental of Belmont/Laconia. Floral décor is provided by Lakes Region Floral Studio. Following (or before) the event, plan to stop by the Belknap Mill’s first-floor art gallery and see the current exhibit by New England photographer Bill Cain. Titled Color Sketches of Ilulissat, the exhibit offers a fascinating look at remote Greenland via colorful photography on stretched canvas. The Belknap Mill’s annual meeting luncheon is $10 per person; call 5248813 to reserve.

Distribution Saturday of clothing donated during Kidworks annual drive MEREDITH — Kidworks Learning Center is still accepting gently used clothing from infant to adult sizes as part of its 4th Annual Clothing Drive. Donations can be dropped off at Kidworks Learning Center on 37 Reservoir Road in Meredith and at the Meredith Village Savings Bank, Route 104 Branch through February 15. Kidworks hosted their first clothing drive in February 2010 and hadn’t imagined how successful it would be, both from the outpouring of clothing donations to the turnout at the Meredith Community Center for distribution. Since then Kidworks has continued on and made “Clothe Our Community” an annual event. On Saturday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Meredith Community Center the free clothing will be distributed. Anyone in need is encouraged to come by fill up a bag. The donations are not being sold for profit and 100% of this effort goes back to the community.

Jen Weeks Executive Director of notes “Kidworks is proud to put on this event. We encourage our children to help others and this provides them with a hands-on experience. It truly is a team effort, the children, families and community donate clothing and our staff sorts and displays the items for the drive.” “Meredith Village Savings Bank is thrilled to provide donation locations that are convenient for the public to participate. We commend Kidworks on their commitment to helping others” said Charleen Hughes, MVSB, Route 104 Branch Manager. The event is not sponsored by the Meredith Community Center. For more information about the “Clothe Our Community” effort contact Kidworks at 279-.6633. Kidworks Learning Center, a state licensed, non-profit childcare provider has been offering children of the Lakes Region a variety of programs for infants through school-age since 1996.

Friends of the Meredith Library Cookie Walk rescheduled to Feb. 16 MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library Cookie Walk, postponed because of the storm, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 16 at the Meredith Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A delicious assortment of cookies

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He leaves his wife, Helen Martha (Mellonakos) Witzgall of Northfield; sons, Michael C. Witzgall and his wife Holly Elizabeth of Northfield and Paul C. Witzgall of Dennisport, MA; four grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Sarah and Jennifer Witzgall; two step grandchildren, Patrick Riutta and Michael Silvestri. his sister, Doris McGurren of Rochester. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton, NH. Internment with military honors will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton, NH. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Walter’s name to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation at 100 Park Ave., Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

LACONIA — Lucille T. (Cormier) Lafond, 82, of Laconia, died at the Mountain Ridge Nursing Home on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Mrs. Lafond was born February 4, 1931 in Laconia, the daughter of Alcide and Lena (Lebel) Cormier. Mrs. Lafond resided in Laconia for over forty years before moving to Sanbornton in 1978. She returned to Laconia in 2008. Mrs. Lafond was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed quilting, camping, genealogy and travelling. She was a quilting teacher for many years in Belmont, Tilton, Franklin, Sanbornton, and Laconia. Mrs. Lafond is survived by two sons, Donald T. Lafond of Laconia and Robert L. Lafond of Seattle, Washington; a daughter and son-in-law, Terese L. and Douglas R. Veysey, of Franklin; two grandchildren, Katherine Veysey of Derry, and Daniel Veysey of Franklin; four sisters; Lorette Piche, Doris Simoneau and Lucille’s twin sister, Cecile St. Gelais, all of Laconia and Stella Roux of Barefoot Bay, Florida; a brother, Odilon Cormier, of Sanbornton; many nieces

and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lafond was predeceased by her husband of fifty-six years, Thomas Lafond, who died October 23, 2008. Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Heather Pierson Trio at Pitman’s on Valentine’s Day LACONIA — The Heather Pierson Trio will present a special Valentine’s Show on Thursday, February 14 at 8 p.m.. Admission is $10 and Pitman’s is a BYOB venue. Pitman’s has partnered with the Local Eatery Restaurant in Laconia for this event. Patrons of the Eatery that evening will receive two free tickets to Heather’s Performance at Pitman’s. There is no event on Friday next week as Pitman’s

is we are hosting a private event. On Saturday February 16, in conjunction with Laugh Riot Productions, Pitman’s is hosting its third monthly Live Comedy Night featuring Jim Lauletta and Graig Murphy. The show starts at 8 p.m., admission is $15, discounts for groups of eight or more, doors open at 7:15 p.m. and Pitman’s is a BYOB venue. To pay in advance for reserved seating call 603-494-3334.

LACONIA — LightPoint Retirement Planning Center continues its Medicare and Social Security educational workshops throughout the Lakes Region with the following schedule: — Medicare 101: The A, B, C, & D’s Hampton Inn & Suites/Tilton: February 16 or March 16 at 11 a.m. LightPoint Retirement Center/Laconia: February 20 or March 14 at 5:30 p.m. — Increase Retirement Income Using Social Secu-

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2013. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky. On this date: In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who’d claimed the throne of England for nine days, and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were beheaded after being condemned for high treason. In 1818, Chile officially proclaimed its independence, more than seven years after initially renouncing Spanish rule. In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded. In 1912, Pu Yi (poo yee), the last emperor of China, abdicated, marking the end of the Qing Dynasty. In 1915, the cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington D.C., a year to the day after groundbreaking. In 1924, George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” premiered in New York. In 1940, the radio play “The Adventures of Superman” debuted with Bud Collyer as the Man of Steel. In 1959, the redesigned Lincoln penny — with an image of the Lincoln Memorial replacing two ears of wheat on the reverse side — went into circulation. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a reception at the White House. In 1973, Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place. In 1993, in a crime that shocked and outraged Britons, two 10-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, lured 2-year-old James Bulger from his mother at a shopping mall near Liverpool, England, then beat him to death. (Thompson and Venables were kept in custody before being paroled in 2001 at age 18; Venables was jailed in 2010 for possessing and distributing child pornography.) In 1999, the Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice. One year ago: Adele emerged as the top winner at the Grammy Awards, winning six trophies, including record, song and album of the year, in a ceremony shadowed by the death of Whitney Houston the day before. Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 90. Actor Louis Zorich is 89. Baseball Hallof-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 87. Movie director Costa-Gavras is 80. Basketball Hall-ofFamer Bill Russell is 79. Actor Joe Don Baker is 77. Author Judy Blume is 75. Rock musician Ray Manzarek (The Doors) is 74. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 67. Actor Michael Ironside is 63. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 63. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 61. Actress Joanna Kerns is 60. Actor-former talk show host Arsenio Hall is 58. Actor John Michael Higgins is 50. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 49. Actress Christine Elise is 48. Actor Josh Brolin is 45. Singer Chynna Phillips is 45. Rhythm-andblues musician Keri Lewis is 42. Actor Jesse Spencer is 34. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 33. Actress Christina Ricci is 33. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 23.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Sandwich residents Dick and Ruth Stuart share experiences from a recent trip to Cuba. 7 p.m. in Rotary Hall at the Laconia Public Library. Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice hosts a volunteer informational session. 10:30 a.m. at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice in Laconia. Refreshments available. For more information call 524-8444 x2348 or email plittlefield@centralvna.org. Presentation on men’s health hosted by LRGHealthcare in conjunction with Patrick’s Pub and Eatery. 6 p.m. at Patrick’s Pub and Eatery in Gilford. To make a reservation for this free program call 527-7120. Gilford Public Library events. Storytime (18 mo. – 5 years) 10:30-11:15 a.m. Babygarten (Birth – 18 Months) 11:15-11:45 a.m. Meredith Library daily events. Computer Club held from 10-11 a.m. Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees meeting 6-7 p.m. Open to the public. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Crafts for Teens/Tweens featuring a Valentine’s Day project. 2:30 p.m. at the Hall Memorial Library. Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Belknap County Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at Top of the Town Restaurant in Belmont (88 Ladd Hill Road). Guest speaker will be State Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro. Open to all Republicans and likeminded independents. Public Forum on the Belknap County Budget hosted by Belknap County Democrats. 7 p.m. at the Laconia Police Department Community Room. Program will feature Democratic members of the county House delegation. Screening of documentary film “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives”. 7 p.m. at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center (928 White Oaks Road) in Laconia. Sponored by Sustainable Sustenance. For more information call Karen at 528-8560 or write barker@alumni.unh.edu. Belknap Mill Quilters monthly meeting held at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee in Laconia. 6:30 p.m. social hour followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Nonmembers welcome to attend. Interactive workshop that simplifies the process of starting a business conducted by SCORE Lakes Region in conjunction with Meredith Village Savings Bank. 5-8 p.m. at the Lakes Region Chamber Conference Room in Laconia. Tuition is $25. To register visit www.lakesregion. score.org or call 524-0137. Huot Technical Center open house showcases renovations. 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m. at the Hout Center in Laconia. ABC and ME at the Meredith Library. 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Preschool class ages 3-5.

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PSU TIGER roars to Irwin Automotive Group hosting intro night for new Toyota models on Wednesday support suicide prevention

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group of 59 Bisson Avenue is hosting a model intro night, offering customers a unique opportunity to view the new 2013 Toyota models. They will be serving food, drinks and also offering prizes and giveaways to celebrate these new models. They will introduce the all new redesigned 2013 Toyota Rav 4, and brand new 2013 Toyota Avalon on Wednesday February 13 from 5-7 p.m. Test drives will be available,along with detailed explanations of the vehicles features. These car models have created an enthusiastic buzz in the industry and Chris Irwin is “excited to showcase all of the new incredible changes. Toyota really listened to consumers and car enthusiasts to create the updates needed to take these models to the next level.” The 2013 RAV4 captures the spirit of freedom that began with the original RAV4, yet breaks new ground in refinement, practicality and technology. Every part of the new Avalon was rethought. CALENDAR from preceding page

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Mom and Me free family film at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton featuring the movie Chicken Little. Doors open at 11 a.m. followed by the movie at 11:30 p.m. Gilford Public Library events. Check-out-an-expert! 10 a.m. to noon. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gilford Write Now Writers’ Group 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friends of the Library monthly meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Potluck Soup and Bread Supper followed by a Worship Service with Taize music. 6 p.m. at the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC. For more information call 286-3018. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with

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Check out the new design, interior luxury, power and control, and safety features on Wednesday night at Irwin Automotive Group. Contact Al Faro at alan.faro@irwinzone.com, or 603-524-4922 to RSVP. philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Hall Memorial Library events. Story Time 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Scrabble 1-3 p.m. Arts and Crafts featuring Paper Hearts project 3:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

PLYMOUTH — Pymouth State University’s TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility) is developing a new show aimed at high school, college and adult audiences. “Transitions” is an educational production based on the writings of Plymouth State University students about sensitive issues that cause students stress. Actors will work with PSU Professor Trish Lindberg, director; Will Ogmundson of Sutton, musical director and composer; and PSU adjunct faculty Lisa Travis as choreographer, to create a production that will use theatre, music and dance to illustrate ways in which college age students can cope with the stressors of college life and make positive choices for themselves and others. Lindberg says that TIGER is working with the National Alliance on Suicide Prevention/Intervention New Hampshire Chapter (NAMI NH) “to infuse safe messaging throughout the production while integrating helpful and constructive content for young adults who are struggling to find their place in this world.” NAMI NH is a statewide, grassroots non-profit comprising a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness. TIGER will recruit five young PSU actors in their first or second year of college to be a part of this collaboration. This is a paid opportunity for the selected individuals, see next page

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GILMANTON — The Year Round Library’s Winter “Icebreaker” has become a tradition in Gilmanton. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilmanton Academy (Town Office) building in Gilmanton Corners. Join your friends and neighbors for a café style evening of entertainment, conversation, finger-style foods and yummy deserts. Bring your own bottle and These charming fowl, on a hooked rug by Sue Barr, will grace the enjoy a complimentary home og the winner of the Gilmanton Year-Round Library’s silent mixer bar. auction and Icebreaker on Saturday, February 16. (Courtesy photo) While you are there, bid on items in a silent auction, including for $25 if purchased in advance. For a private tour of Strawberry Banke, tickets call Sue Barr at 267-1905 or hooked rug, theme baskets, gift cerBill Foster at 267-6874 or stop by the tificates, artisan works, local services, Library, on Route 140 opposite the tickets, locally grown and created food Gilmanton School. All proceeds go to items, and more. support the Gilmanton Year-Round Tickets are $15 per person or two Library. from preceding page who will perform at the university four times this school year and 10 times in years two and three. Cast members will need to have some experience in acting, singing and dancing and be willing to devote time this spring to rehearsals. Delilah Smith, director of PSU’s Sexuality, Anti-Violence, Gender and Equality (S.A.G.E.) Center announced that the production is funded under a three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Services Administration, Auditions will be held February 12 from 8-10 p.m. and February 13 from 6-9 p.m. at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center, room 122. Those interested in auditioning should email or call Brenda Gleich at bgleich@mail. plymouth.edu or (603) 535-2803. The performances and discussions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. April 1, 2, 10 and 12 in Hyde Hall room 120. The performances are acceptable for high school and college-age students and adults. There is no charge for admission.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: Twenty years ago, my wife had an affair with a co-worker. It ended when he moved back to his home state 2,000 miles away. At the time, I asked my wife to go to counseling with me. We made it to one session before she pronounced our marriage “healed.” Sixteen months ago, out of the blue, this same guy contacted my wife via email, and they began communicating. I discovered they were planning to meet in Las Vegas. I begged her not to go, but she was convinced she loved him and had to know if they should be together. The month before her trip, I endured more pain than I’ve ever experienced. I set up counseling sessions for us with separate therapists, arranged a meeting with our pastor and lost 20 pounds from the stress. In the end, this creep flaked out on their Vegas rendezvous, probably because he couldn’t see himself leaving his children for her. She also was reluctant to leave our kids. However, the breakup crushed her, and she initially refused to work on our marriage. Finally, we went to a joint counseling session, but when the therapist made reference to her “profound betrayal,” that was that. My wife refuses to rehash what happened. I’m worried that the only reason she is recommitting to our marriage is because the other man gave up on her. Things just don’t feel the same. She insists she’s done with this guy, but who really knows? Is it possible to move forward without dealing with the past? -- Torn Up in California Dear Torn: Maybe, but not if your wife is using your marriage as her rebound relationship in order to soothe her heartbreak. That’s a temporary commitment. Refusing to examine the reasons behind her vulnerability to the affair leaves open the possibility of repeating the betrayal -- and this is undoubtedly what most worries you. You cannot force your wife to work on this, so please get

counseling for yourself, on your own. You need to learn what you can live with. Dear Annie: Nobody ever addresses how someone’s death affects the animals left behind. Dogs especially look forward to the return of their “master” each day with great anticipation. When my husband is away on vacation, our dogs wait at the door for hours and go through the same ritual each day until he returns. When a loved one dies, the pet has no comprehension that this person is not coming back. When one of our dogs has passed on, we always lovingly place them in an open box where the remaining animal can be alone with the deceased for at least a half-hour. That seems to help them understand and reach closure of some kind. Why can’t we bring the animal to the funeral home or other appropriate setting and let the animal be with their friend one last time? It’s the least we can do for our animal friends who give us unconditional love and companionship without asking for anything in return. -- Rocky Mount, Va. Dear Va.: Some funeral homes allow dogs as “comfort animals” for the bereaved. It is likely they would also permit an animal to attend a viewing before the service. It is certainly not an unreasonable request. Dear Annie: “Don’t Want a Contest” feels his fiancee’s 13-year-old son is jealous. Please tell him to back off. It is normal for a single mom and her son to have this sort of closeness, and the boy will grow out of it. My husband accepted my close relationship with my only child. My son would also sit in between us and want to snuggle in bed, but he came to accept my husband without resentment. My son died at age 15 from cancer. I never would have forgiven myself or my husband if I had missed out on one hug. -- Understanding Mom

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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Announcement IF YOU USED THE MIRENA IUD between 2001-present and suffered perforation or embedment in the uterus requiring surgical removal, or had a child born with birth defects you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727. MAKE EXTRA CASH by consigning your unwanted furniture and home decor items. Please call 524-1175 or stop in at Too Good To Be Threw, 84 Union Avenue, Laconia.

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2009 Toyota Avalon XLSExcellent condition, 29K, good tires, power everything. All service records. $19,500. 524-7685 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X, premium, auto, loaded, highway miles, full maintenance $14,500. 630-4737 2010 Toyota Scion XD- Hatchback, 5-speed, red. Remainder of 3 year/36,000 and 5 year/60,000 mile warranties, with no transfer fees. Power windows/locks, tilt/cruise, ABS and traction control. Pioneer AM/FM/CD/MP3. 30K miles, great gas mileage. $12,900. 603-707-9220 evenings/weekends BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

• Large 1 bedroom, 1st floor apt. Heat, hot water, electric & extended basic inc. $225 per week. • Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor apt. with small computer room. Heat, hot water included. $200 per week. SECURITY REQUIRED

998-4728 BELMONT house- 2-bedroom 1-bath Small office, storage, large yard. $900/Month + utilities, security deposit. 455-7353 BELMONT NH Rooms for rent in large Victorian mansion overlooking Lake Winnisquam, $550-700 per month includes all utilities & internet. First and last. Call 527-8496.

VOLKSWAGEN Beetle- 2010, 29K miles, yellow, leather interior, immaculate condition, standard shift. $10,950 524-6946

BELMONT- Renovated, quiet, Rte. 3. First floor, one bedroom $750. Two bedroom $800, Includes heat/hot water. No pets. 528-1991

BOATS

2002 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 6-cylinder, AWD, loaded, tow package. 7 passenger, great

KAYAK Wilderness Systems, 2002, 15.5 ft., yellow/ green, steering rudder, good condition,

LACONIA- Wingate Village, 103 Blueberry Lane. 2-Bedroom townhouses for rent. $825 Washer/ Dryer hookups, private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C, in convenient location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Weirs Beach, year-round, recently renovated 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment. Ideal setup for roommates. $700/month plus utilities. References required. (978)973-3618. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551

For Rent

LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or

For Sale 2 Mens extra large bib style snowpants new, in plastic, bought $100 each. Asking $65 each. 603-393-3840 after 6 pm 30 gal. fish tank and stand (everything included) $60. 556-9276. 4 Weather Master snow tires, 215/65R16, used lightly one winter $150. New $124 each. 250-8066 7-1/2 Ft. Curtis Snow Pro Poly Plow: New cutting edge, all the controls, $1,000. 707-9934. AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. BIRD Cages: 1-Lg metal cage on wheels, $50; 1-Lg Parakeet cage, $20. 267-8970. Brown electric lift chair-recliner. Perfect! Aeriens electric start snow blower. Perfect. $275 each. 528-2488 CHINA: Lenox Hayworth. Eight 5-piece place settings, sugar & creamer, gravy boat, 2 platters, 1 serving bowl, 8 extra dessert plates, salt & pepper shakers. $700/OBO 744-6107 Dry Firewood- 1/2 cord $125, Full Cord $225. Cut, split, delivered Laconia/Gilford. 387-2900 DUTCHWEST Woodstove: Fits up to 18” pieces of wood, very good condition. Asking $600/b.o. 707-9934.

For Rent

BELMONT

For Rent-Commercial

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

1999 Subaru Legacy- AWD, 150K miles, new tires, battery, brakes. $1,850./OBO. 603-267-7227

For Rent LACONIA- 3 bedroom. Short walk to downtown. Near shopping & hospital. Laundry on site. Ample parking. $250/week or $1,083/month. Includes heat, hot water & electric. No Dogs. Security deposit & references required. Call 524-4428 for more info.

GREEN floral sofa, like new, barely used! $200. Black tray coffee table, excellent condition $100. 293-8116

GILFORD 3 BEDROOM Large yard, close to school, downtown. $1,600 month includes all utilities. Great condition!

NORTHFIELD: 2BR mobile home on own land, near Exit 19. Pets considered. $695 per month plus utilities. Call 286.4624.

SET of 4 Mastercraft snow tires for Ford Escape, used one season. 23570R16, $300. 387-3083

617-780-9312

SHAPPELL S2000 Portable Ice Fishing Shelter. Excellent condition, will sell half price. $125. Derby on the way. 267-6934

GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

ROOMMATES LACONIA 1 bedroom apartment. Beach rights, Heat & lights, $175/Week + security & references. No pets. 603-528-5940 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $750/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479 LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $995/month. 603-630-4153. LACONIA- 1 bedroom, utilities included. $170/Week, no pets. 603-781-6294 LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or

RECORD Collection, 136 assorted vinyl albums and 430 45s from the 50s, 60s and 70s, $249.279-6515.

Home near Tilton/I-93. unfurnished $115/Week. Furnished $125/Week. Utilities included, No drugs or drinking. Smoker/Pet okay. 603-286-9628 TILTON, charming Victorian car riage house weekly or monthly rentals. $200/wk $800/mo, cable, Wi-Fi, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator. Call or text 603-998-7881 or 603-455-5350 or email: info@blackswaninn.net TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391. TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $600/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$225 per week. $500

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 Steam dryer- Gilford, GE Profile large capacity. Nearly new, $500/OBO. Will trade for electric range of equal value. 207-949-4993 Top Performer Hot Water Tank50 gallon, 2 years old, in great shape. $275. 603-387-0147 WALL TILES: Ceramic, Glazed, 74 sq. ft., American Olean, 6”x6”, Sandy Ridge (color), $25; PRINTER: 3 in 1 Lexmark P4330, used one semester at college, needs ink. $15. BOOKSHELF: Orion, 4-shelf, black, new in box, 9.5”Lx24.75”Wx47.5”H, $15. Call 455-3686. WOODSPLITTER: Craftman, heavyduty, 27-ton, used once, roadworthy, mint condition, $900.


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Furniture

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

AMAZING!

Help Wanted MAINTENANCE LABORER

Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763

TWO MARINE TECHNICIAN OPENINGS Due to continued growth in our boat repair service business Channel Marine will be adding a new experienced Marine Technician to our service team (year-round). Experience and/or certifications with Mercruiser and/or Yamaha a plus. Forward resume to: admin@channelmarine.com or call Kelly at 603-366-4801, X214.

For the Department of Parks and Recreation, Alton, NH. Seasonal: April –October, 40 hours per week. Duties include: maintenance of town buildings and parks, mowing, raking, landscaping, rubbish removal, shoveling, and plowing. Carpentry, electrical and plumbing experienced preferred. Valid NH Drivers License and Criminal Background Check required. Applications available at Alton Parks and Recreation Department or www.alton.nh.gov. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

MONRO MUFFLER/BRAKE & SERVICE Automotive Technician Base pay 20-45k Great benefits package available. Full time & PT

603-387 0487

Help Wanted SUMMER EMPLOYMENT For the Department of Parks and Recreation, Alton, NH. Seasonal, FT, PT. June-August 2013: Lifeguards and Summer Program Staff. Applications available at Alton Parks and Recreation Department or www.alton.nh.gov. EOE.

Lost Lost men!s Coach wallet. REWARD! 603-581-4257

Motorcycles 2003 HD Softail Standard. New tires, many extras, jack stand and cover included. $5000 firm. 603-393-7487 after 4 pm.

Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. NICE 83 Honda V45 Magna750cc, water cooled shaft drive, 16K miles, book value $2,900 selling $1,275/OBO. Will hold till spring in storage with 1/2 down. 455-2430

Free

Recreation Vehicles

FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

Sunova 33C Fully Loaded 3600 mi. $119,500 see RVTrader for details call 603-493-3222

2012 ITASCA

Help Wanted

Roommate Wanted

CUSTODIAN

ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $130/week. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 603-524-1976.

For the Department of Parks and Recreation, Alton, NH. Part-time with a minimum of 20 hrs. per week. Second Shift time period, year round, weekends required. Duties include: trash removal; cleaning town buildings, offices and public restrooms; floor cleaning and maintenance and shoveling snow. Valid NH DriversLicense, Background check and physical capacity exam required. Applications available at the Alton Parks and Recreation Department or www.alton.nh.gov. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Services

NEW YEAR, NEW LOCATION, NEW OPPORTUNITIES The number one resort marketing company in the Lakes Region with a proven track record in growth; is seeking highly motivated, success driven individuals. Potential earnings average between $17-$40 an hour. Daytime and evening shifts available. No experience necessary, onsite training provided. Call for application information:

30% off now through February. Interior Painting & odd jobs, repairs, Snow removal. Experienced, insured. Very reasonable, free estimates. Dan 677-6763 BILLS Small Engine Repair: *Winter Blues Special* Save 20% on all service on snowmobiles, snowblowers, generators, ATV!s and all other equipment. Call now for free pickup & delivery. Bill @ 267-8766 or 387-3404.

603-581-2450 EOE

PIPER ROOFING

LABORER/DRIVER FULL TIME The City of Laconia is seeking an individual to perform general laboring responsibilities and to operate various light and heavy equipment in the Public Works Department. A Commercial Drivers License or the ability to attain one is required. Position description is available in the Finance Office or on the City website.

Salary Range: $13.99 – $17.30 Application forms are available in the Finance Office, Laconia City Hall, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, New Hampshire, Monday Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM or at www.city.laconia.nh.us under Personnel/Employment. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 22, 2013. EOE/ADA

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

CALL Mike for snowblowing, roof shoveling, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214


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CMA Engineers announces opening of three Waterville Valley bridges WATERVILLE VALLEY — CMA Engineers recently completed work on three Waterville Valley bridges that span the Mad River, one of which was washed away during Tropical Storm Irene. The completion of the bridges allows people using Waterville Valley’s miles of recreational trails to more easily cross the rapid waterway, while also making the roads in Waterville Valley safer for pedestrians. When the flood waters of Tropical Storm Irene surged down the Mad River in 2011, a pedestrian bridge along the Inner Mad River Recreational Trail was lifted off its bearings and floated approximately 1,200 feet downstream. The original 100-foot span, which was built in the early 1980s, was an important river crossing along Waterville Valley’s crosscountry ski network. As part of a 2012 FEMA-funded bridge replacement project, CMA Engineers worked with the town to remove the original bridge from the Mad River. After examining the bridge for possible reuse, CMA Engineers determined the original bridge could not safely be repurposed. CMA Engineers then designed and constructed a new 110-foot single span truss bridge that connects the Village of Waterville Valley to more than 60 kilometers of recreation trails in the White Mountain National Forrest. CMA Engineers completed the project in time for the 2012 ski season. CMA Engineers also built a timber pedestrian

Services

Services

walkway along the downstream side of the West Branch Road Bridge spanning the Mad River. The 65-foot bridge was widened with a timber walkway to provide safe pedestrian access across the river year-round. But Tropical Storm Irene would leave a mark on this project as well. While under construction, the river surge washed out the approach to the westerly walkway of the West Branch Road bridge. When CMA Engineers went in to make the repairs, it also provided a scour countermeasure design and deck repair designs so that the bridge could be quickly repaired while the road approaching the bridge was stabilized. These designs reduced the time the road

and bridge was closed for repairs. The bridge expansion is now connected to a new 140-foot causeway along West Branch Road linking it to the residential area adjacent to the Waterville Valley Academy. The two new walkways make access to the trail system that converges at West Branch Road and the Mad River safer for pedestrians. Waterville Valley is a premier four-season mountain resort, offering exceptional recreational connectivity for hiking, biking, and cross country skiing. These bridge repairs, which were started in 2009, were part of a multi-year engineering project to upgrade some of Waterville Valley’s bridges across the Mad River.

GILFORD — Meadowbrook has announced that The Band Perry will be making its debut performance at the ‘Brook on Saturday, June 1. Joining the trio will be special guest, Joel Crouse. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. and range from $29.75-$63. To order, call 603-293-4700 or log on to www.Meadowbrook.net. The Band Perry’s “modern throwback” style com-

bines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. The self-titled debut album, The Band Perry, was released in October 2010 by Republic Nashville and one year later was certified Platinum. Their sophomore CD is due out this year and has already released its first single, “Better Dig Two”.

The Band Perry coming to Meadowbrook on June 1

LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Browsing 695 Main Street, Laconia • 524-4775

Visit our website for additional information. www.laconialibrary.org

This Weeks Activities Children: Goss Rging Room Storytime

Tuesday, February 12th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

DELETED YOUR PHOTOS? We can get them back! Call 524-4042.

DICK THE HANDYMAN

MR. JUNK

Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121

Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296

FREE Scrap Metal Removal: Looking for junk cars, old engines, lawnmowers & any other scrap steel. Will pick up and remove. Call Bill @ 387-3404.

HANDYMAN FOR SALE Travel time 293-0683

$.50

per

mile.

PROFESSIONAL PAINTING Affordable price. Interiors are my specialty. Michael Marcotte 455-6296

ROOFS SHOVELED Experienced roofer. Reasonable rates. Insured. Call Dan 279-5806 or cell 677-6763.

WET BASEMENTS,

HANDYMAN SERVICES

cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed 603-356-4759 basementauthoritiesnh.com.

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Snowmobiles

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 HARDWOOD FLOORING DUST FREE SANDING 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: weilbuild@yahoo.com Housecleaning, reasonable rates, dependable, references. Call Nikki 520-4348

3 Snowmachines & enclosed trailer. 99 Arctic Cat, 02 Polaris & 98 Polaris. All for $5,000/OBO. Call 387-9763

Storage Space LACONIA: 20' x 18' two car ga rage for rent, $195/month including electric, 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: 10' X 10' storage shed for rent, $50/month, 524-1234.

Home Care EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER WILL assist the elderly in their own home. Excellent training with outstanding references. Your loved one will be treated with respect and c are. Will prepare meals and do light housekeeping while providing companionship. 603-630-2018.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 13th @ 10:00 Thursday, February 14th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Valentine’s Day Party! Bring a snack to share.

Booktalks for Kids

Thursday, February 14th @ 4:00 Laconia Rotary Hall “Catwings” by Ursula le Guin is this month’s book selection.

Adult: Armchair Travel – Destination Cuba

Tuesday, February 12th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall For all its allure, traveling abroad can be a daunting proposition. The expense, long lines at the airport, the feeling of being an outsider and vague warnings not to drink the water can make the average person want to just stay home and read a book. Now imagine traveling to Cuba, a destination restricted by the U.S. government. How do you get to Cuba and what do you do and see while there? Local residents Richard and Ruth Stuart recently returned from Cuba and will share their experiences here at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. (snow date Tuesday, February 19). Enjoy an evening of armchair travel as we join them on their journey.

Future Activities

Children: Goss Rging Room Storytime

Wednesday, February 20th @ 10:00 Thursday, February 21st @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

LEGO® Club

Friday, February 22nd @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Boys and girls ages 5-12 are welcome to join the club! We supply the LEGO blocks and they supply the imagination!

Teen: Teen Wii

Thursday, February 21st @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play this popular virtual game.

Adult: Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Thursday, February 21st @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall It’s National Wild Bird Feeding Month! Is there such a thing as a squirrel proof bird feeder? Join Steve White, owner of Wild Bird Depot, for an informative presentation on the variety of squirrel proof bird feeders available for sale worldwide. Steve will highlight the pros and cons of the different squirrel proof styles. He will demonstrate how each product works and why, so that you are able to decide for yourself which option is right for your backyard. Most importantly, Steve will answer the most commonly asked question........”Is anything really squirrel proof?” Admission is free.

Closed Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!


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