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Council orders halt to 2-way traffic plan expenditures By michAel Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — On a motion by Councilor Armand Bolduc (Ward 6) the City Council last night agreed to withhold any further funding in pursuit of plans to open Beacon Street East and Beacon Street West to

two-way traffic. Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2) cast the lone dissenting vote. Bolduc pointed out that the Planning Board has held two public meeting on the plan, which “is one more than on anything else.” Both were attended by the same mix of business

owners and local residents, he continued, and “nobody wants to go any further with it.” Referring to telephone calls and chance meetings, he insisted that “the people aren’t for it. End it here and now. The Planning Board has better things to do.” Councilors Bob Hamel (Ward

5) and Brenda Baer (Ward 4) were troubled that money was spent on the project without the knowledge or approval of the council. City Manager Scott Myers, who assumed his responsibilities after the expenditures were authorized, said see 2-Way page 12

MEREDITH — Incumbent InterLakes School Board Member Lisa Merrill is facing a challenge for re-election from Rebecca Alosa, who had to resign from one of the board seats representing Center Harbor when she moved to Meredith last year. Other board memsee I-L page 10

Dan Harris of Merrimack was all smiles after he landed a 2.57 pound tagged rainbow trout from Lake Winnipesaukee near Weirs Beach on Saturday. The fish proved to be the winner in the Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby. (Courtesy photo)

Airline pilot’s 2.57-lb. tagged rainbow wins Great Rotary Derby By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

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Election year politics: Obama proposes $3.8-trillion budget with stimulus-style spending & Republicans agree to extend 2 point payroll tax cut without offsets Obama: ‘Can’t cut our way to growth’

Concession will add $100B to deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan Monday, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. The ideas landed with a thud on Capitol Hill. Though the Pentagon and a number of Cabinet agencies would get squeezed, Obama would leave the spiraling growth of health care programs for the elderly and the poor largely unchecked. The plan claims $4 trillion in deficit savings over the coming decade, but most of it would be through tax increases Republicans oppose, lower war costs already in motion and budget cuts enacted last year in a debt pact with GOP lawmakers. Many of the ideas in the White House plan for the 2013 budget year will be thrashed out during this year’s election campaigns as the Republicans try to oust Obama from the White House and add Senate control to their command of the House.

“We can’t just cut our way into growth,” Obama said at a campaign-style rally at a community college in the vote-rich Northern Virginia suburbs. “We can cut back on the things that we don’t need, but we also have to make sure that everyone is paying their fair share for the things that we do need.” Republicans were unimpressed. While the measure contains some savings to Medicare and Medicaid, generally by reducing payments to health providers, both programs would double in size over the coming decade. “It seems like the president has decided again to campaign instead of govern and that he’s just going to duck this country’s fiscal problems,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. By the administration’s reckoning, the deficit would drop to $901 billion next year — still requiring the government to borrow 24 cents of every dollar it spends — and would settle in the $600 billion-plus range by 2015.The deficit for the current budget year, which ends Sept. 30, would hit $1.3 trillion, a near record and the fourth straight year of trillion-plus red ink. see OBAMA page 28

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, House GOP leaders announced Monday that they are willing to extend the two percentage point cut in the payroll tax through the end of the year and add the approximately $100 billion cost to the nation’s $15 trillion-plus debt. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California said the House could vote on the payroll tax measure this week, but that the fate of unemployment benefits for millions of the longterm jobless and efforts to forestall a scheduled cuts in fees to doctors who treat Medicare patients would remain in the hands of a House-Senate negotiating panel that’s looking for ways to pay for them. The GOP statement came after intense talks this weekend failed to produce an agreement. Republicans were pressing for pay cuts for federal workers and requiring them to contribute more to their pensions. They recoiled at a Democratic proposal to raise Transportation Security Administration persee GOP page 28

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters doused smoldering buildings and cleanup crews swept rubble from the streets of central Athens on Monday following a night of rioting during which lawmakers approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the nation from bankruptcy. Police said rioters destroyed or damaged more than 110 buildings, of which 50 were burned. They included nine listed as national heritage buildings, mostly in the neoclassical style, while 30 stores were looted. Smoke still rose from the remains of a landmark

1870 building which had housed one of the capital’s most loved cinemas, the Attikon, since 1916. About 100 people held a candle-light protest outside the gutted structure late Monday. “Criminals targeted all that was best in the city of Athens, its neoclassical monuments,” said Thanassis Davakis, cultural policy chief of the conservative New Democracy party, a coalition government partner. “The damage must be swiftly redressed and the city’s memory restored.” The stench of tear gas still hung in the air on

Monday, choking passers-by, while traffic lights at many major intersections were out after being smashed. The Athens municipality said cleanup crews had gathered an estimated 40 tons of broken marble and rocks from the streets of the center, while railings, drainage covers and paving stones from sidewalks also suffered extensive damage. More than 170 people were hurt in the rioting which also broke out in other Greek cities. Authorities said 109 police needed medical care after being see GREECE page 28

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Walpole officials said to Gambling bill would now allow for 4 casinos have done a good job in aftermath of shooting

CONCORD (AP) — An expert who has responded to hundreds of cases of youth violence in U.S. schools and communities said Monday that officials in a town where a 14-year-old boy shot himself in a school cafeteria last week have done everything right since then. The boy, Hunter Mack, was hospitalized after shooting himself Friday morning at Walpole Elementary School in Walpole, in the southwestern part of the state. Classes resumed on Monday, with counselors and crisis workers from around the state on hand at the school and in other schools in nearby towns. A University of New Hampshire family life specialist, Malcolm Smith, was part of a team that spent Monday at nearby Charlestown Middle School, where students also were shaken by the shooting. “It’s affected kids across the district, because this child and his family know a lot of people,” Smith said. “It’s a small area, and it’s a really close, tightknit community.” Walpole is a town of about 3,000 residents 60 miles west of Concord, the state capital. The elementary school has about 170 students in grades 5 to 8. Smith said he was impressed with how the school district has handled the boy’s shooting. “I can say having been at these types of incidents for years across the country that this response is absolutely perfect,” he said. “Everything that possibly can be done is being done.” Some of the Charlestown students are making a decorative banner that will be hung in the Walpole Elementary cafeteria when it re-opens. The cafeteria will remain closed this week and will be completely remodeled with new furniture and paint before it see SHOOTING page 8

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire gambling proponents are doubling down in an effort to avoid potentially losing revenue to Massachusetts. Amendments to a bill in the New Hampshire House to legalize gambling include licensing four casinos with 14,000 slot machines and 420 table games, as well as lowering the business tax. With Massachusetts approving licenses for three casinos in November, proponents say New Hampshire must act immediately to legalize gambling or else it could see a drain of tourism dollars and room and meal tax revenue towards its neighbor to the south. The amendment to authorize four casinos would make all the licenses available simultaneously. The House delayed a vote on the gambling bill last week, saying the amendments first needed a public hearing and consideration. The Ways and Means Committee held the hearing Tuesday afternoon. Gambling proponents told the committee legalizing gambling this session offers a window of opportunity before Massachusetts can begin building. “What we have known as the ‘NH advantage’ — the advantage that bring Massachusetts consumers

to our state — will rapidly become the ‘Massachusetts advantage,’” said Democratic Rep. Candace Bouchard from Concord. Others touted casinos as job generators through their construction, continued operation and the cuts to the business tax that one of the amendments incorporates. Salem, with its location over the Massachusetts border off Interstate-93, would be the most likely choice for one of two 5,000-slot, 150-card table casino according to many gambling proponents. One of the smaller, 2,000-slot, 60-card table casinos would go to an economically depressed area of the state such as Coos County or certain towns in Cheshire County. This bill began as a bid to license two slot parlors. While opposition speakers at the hearing mainly used arguments of social decay and the erosion of New Hampshire’s brand, there have been other concerns about the form of gambling the amendments would institute. Republican Rep. Steve Vaillancourt from Manchester introduced his so-called “Your Honorable see CASINOS page 8

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LACONIA — With City Manager Scott Myers in the process of preparing the 2012-2013 city budget, the City Council is contemplating measures to reduce the cost of handling solid waste, which this year were budgeted at more than $1.5-million. Last month Ann Saltmarsh, who manages the recycling program at the Department of Public Works wrote to 270 owners of multi-family buildings to advise them that by encouraging recycling they could spare themselves and their tenants the impact of increases in disposal costs that the City Council will soon be considering. So far only Saltmarsh has had only four responses to her letter. In particular, Saltmarsh said that the council would be exploring higher tipping fees at the Transfer Station, which would affect landlords who contract with private haulers for disposal service. Likewise, the council will discuss reducing the number of containers placed at the curb by multifamily buildings from 10 to between five and seven, which would require landlords to contract for a greater share of their waste disposal. “The answer to reducing your solid waste costs is RECYCLING!” Saltmarsh stressed, noting that there is no limit on the amount of recyclables collected at the curbside at no charge. Saltmarsh explained that every ton taken out of the waste stream and recycled reduces the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste, which is funded by property taxes, by more than $150 per ton. In 2011, 1,200 ton of solid waste were recycled, reducing costs by $180,000, which less the cost of collecting recyclables represented a net sav-

ings of approximately $60,000. Myers said that the City Council will hold a special meeting in advance of its regularly scheduled meeting on February 27 to consider tipping fees and container limits. Currently tipping fees range between $5 and $30 a ton, depending on the volume delivered, but the cost to the city of handling and disposing of the waste in $82,60 a ton. Myers expected the council to discuss increasing the tipping fee to offset some or all of the actual cost. Meanwhile, as the recycling challenge fast draws to a close, the volume of recyclable material collected at the curbside during the last two weeks of January increased just 2.6-percent, from 21.98 tons as tonnage rose on four of the five routes and declined only slightly on the fifth. The curbside collection of recyclables represented just 13.6-percent of all the solid waste collected on the five routes, well short of the goal of 25-percent by March 1 set when the challenge was announced in October. Since the challenge began recyclables, as a share of all trash collected at the curb, have risen only from 12.1-percent to 13.6-percent. “We’re not knocking them dead by any stretch of the imagination,” Myers said while presenting the numbers to the council last night. “We’re not there,” agreed Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5). The challenge was initiated after councilors and some residents balked at the prospect of introducing a “Pay-As-You-Throw” (PAYT) program. Designed to encourage recycling by treating trash disposal like electricity or water, PAYT ensures that households and businesses pay only for the waste they generate without subsidizing through their property taxes those who choose not to recycle. The program would require residents to place all the trash and garbage they do not recycle in specially marked plastic bags purchased at local retail outlets. The trash, together with recyclable materials, would be collected at the curbside. Any trash or garbage not contained in a marked bag would be left at the curb. Likewise, bagged trash taken to the transfer station would also have to be in marked bags. Although PAYT is not on the City Council’s immediate agenda, it remains the major alternative to a voluntary recycling program that has yet to reduce the solid waste stream by 10-percent. Myers told the council that the more than 70 municipalities that have introduced PAYT recycle between 53-percent and 40-percent of all their solid waste.

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LACONIA — Belknap County Attorney Melissa Guldbrandsen has requested an additional parttime prosecutor for 2012 and, yesterday, the Belknap County Convention Subcommittee on Public safety supported her request unanimously. The county budget proposal is built by the board of commissioners but must be approved by the entire convention before it takes effect. Guldbrandsen, who estimated the part-time attorney would cost $45,443 annually, would not be entitled to health insurance or pay into the state retirement system. The employee would cost taxpayers about $3,5oo in FICA taxes. “The basis of my request is that work load that the attorneys in the office are handling is unduly burdensome,” Guldbrandsen wrote in her request to the subcommittee. “We are very concerned with burnout. There has been a relentless number of cases in the past seven months,” she said, adding it’s not uncommon for her and her prosecutors to “work all weekend” in preparation for a trial. Included in the County Attorney’s 2012 budget as approved by the County Commissioners are three full-time attorneys (included Gildbrandsen) and a CONTRACEPTION from page 2 work for an employer who does not offer the coverage. Bettencourt said GOP leaders are just beginning to review how best to craft a religious exception. “This is about ensuring we do not mandate things contrary to people’s moral and religious views,” he said. House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli said the issue is about making family planning more accessible to women. “Don’t let anyone fool you. This is about birth control and nothing else. It is about allowing women to make the decisions that are right for them and their families,” she said.


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Is it a blessing? Or, is it a curse? A number of years ago I listened to a homily on whether something was a blessing or a curse. It wove a story around a man who had a horse. He was considered wealthy and fortunate because the horse could plow his land and transport him and his family. The horse was a blessing. However, because he had the horse, when a war broke out, he was conscripted into the army and sent into battle. Having the horse became a curse. While in battle, he did not have to trudge along, as did the other soldiers, he was able to ride on the horse and save his strength. The horse was a blessing. But, as he entered the battlefield, the opposing army’s soldiers swung their swords and severed his leg as he sat atop his horse. Clearly, being atop the horse was a curse. But, he was able to maneuver his horse to safety and to receive medical treatment, which saved his life. Having the horse was again a blessing. As the homily continued, the transition from blessing to curse and back to blessing continued, with the ending being that the horse was able to transport the soldier back to his family and his farm after the war had ended, and the horse again became a blessing. That homily was a metaphor of life. How often have we discovered that there are two sides to just about everything? The joy of birth, and the heartbreak of death. Life . . . a series of ups and downs, blessings and curses, smiles and tears. Whether they’re good or bad, they’re all learning experiences on how to deal with life. And some people are better at coping with it than others. Take a moment to think about the technology that is available today. It’s not a horse, it’s computerized electronics. Amazing medical tools allow physicians to see inside our bodies without the need for invasive, “exploratory” surgery. Robots can be directed to perform surgical procedures with minute precision. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) can accurately direct us as we drive to places we’ve never been, and those same systems can precisely guide all sorts of weapons to find their targets on the other side of the world. Telephony isn’t just talking to your best friend, it’s taking pictures and videos, and sending e-mails, or

performing alarm clock duties, or acting as that GPS device. Personal memory is becoming passé’ as technology is making information so readily available, that we don’t have to bother our brain with the task of storing it for us. In many ways, students are ahead of their instructors, as they’re employing technologies their teachers aren’t aware of on a real time basis. In 1949, George Orwell wrote the book “1984”. In it, he wrote, “big brother is watching you” to describe how government’s use of the then somewhat primitive television was positioned to view a person’s almost every action. To a great extent, a more sophisticated capability is available today. Recently, in one school system, students were given personal computers to take home. Those computers were equipped with live video streaming cameras that sent pictures of the students, in many cases in their bedrooms, back to the school’s main site. We know, too, that our medical records, including MRI and CAT Scan images are being digitally recorded and are made available to medical professionals and insurance companies, including government run Medicare and Medicaid. Many cities have cameras positioned on the streets and at intersections, that capture and store images of traffic and individuals, and countless automobiles are equipped with GPS devices that capture every movement of the automobile, recording every location to which it has gone. How then will our technology change from being a blessing, and become a curse? If all the technology that is in use today is used in a benign way, we can assume it’s a blessing. If it turns around and is used as a tool to check what we do and when we do it, it can be a curse. The question becomes, if a technology has the potential to be invasive, to intrude on our privacy, how can we restrict or prevent its usage, by individuals and by the government? The “Brave new world” is here. There is no explicit right to privacy in the Constitution. Is it time to frame a Constitutional Amendment to define just what is our right to privacy? (Bob Meade is a resident of Laconia.)

Pond Hockey Classic made for busy weekend at Kara’s Cafe To the editor, My husband and I would like to extend much gratitude and praise to all of the people who worked diligently to make the 3rd Annual New England Pond Hockey Classic successful event. We are the owners of Kara’s Cafe and Cakery on Main Street in Meredith

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LETTERS Debt must be reduced at rate that still allows spending on essentials To the editor, I write my letters for independent thinkers who are open to reading what I try to do research on. I may not be as old as some of you, but I have been around awhile. After I got off of a mine sweeper near Japan in 1945 the government paid for my education with the GI Bill. This kind of investment in education paved the way for an American surge that lasted until the excesses, and lack of government oversight, allowed it to end in the present century. Cogent comments on my letters are great, others get us nowhere in trying to understand the tremendous difficulties facing our nation. Let’s have a discussion, not name calling. We face a bleak future for our kids if we do not get over the political stands where compromise is a bad word. We could become another Greece. But there is another scenario which should be examined. No politician can talk honestly about what we need to do to remain strong. Here are some truths to swallow, as hard as it may be. The U.S. and Western Europe are going to have to share the dominion of the world with China, India, Brazil, and others. The course we are on now will not include us in that group. This is why. The education systems in other countries are working hard to improve and surpass ours. Right now a significant percent of students at our top universities come from overseas. They are learning all that they can and returning to build their countries education and tech companies

that are beginning to rival ours. The challenge to our dominance will not come from armies, but economically and commercially. Trying to police the world, and eliminate threats by maintaining a large military is the short route to ruin. Just read the histories of ancient Greece, Rome, Ottoman Empire and Great Britain. Our deficit must be reduced at a rate that allows us to spend on the essentials for a successful nation; education, infrastructure, health care. If any of these three are shortchanged we are heading to the bottom of the list of “has beens”. If any reader can tell me how to finance these three unstintingly without obtaining more income, please let me know. The wealthy have benefited from either earlier family wealth, or by using the system to become wealthy by themselves. In either case, this was a country with the resources to make it possible. They owe a decent share of their wealth to repay what made it possible: public education, infrastructure, and good health. A complete overhaul of the tax codes is required. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently said “... Last year companies paid taxes of just 12-percent on their U.S. profits, the lowest since 1972 and far lower than the 25-percent average they paid from 1987 to 2008.” And the economy was very good to us during those years. If we are to retain a major role in the world we all have to pay our fair share. Kent Warner Center Harbor

We need to support & encourage local agriculture; it’s good for N.H. To the editor, The importance of fresh, locally grown food cannot be overstated. Food is what binds us all together. It is the balm that mends a broken heart. It soothes us in our times of loss. Food is the instrument of celebration in the milestones of our lives. We mark our most important moments with it. Food cuts across all political, religious and social lines. Young or old; rich and poor — we all eat. Food is a vital part of the human condition. It should stand to reason that we would want to provide the

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LETTERS Everyone is concerned about spending, just not in their own ‘kingdom’

The most of social welfare can be counted in more than dollars

To the editor, I couldn’t help but respond to Bev Buker’s recent letter that suggests the Gilford Budget Committee members should all be replaced. I’d agree that she’s at least half right. The current Budget Committee was comprised of nearly a 50/50 split of those that wish to reduce spending and those that vote for and actually lobby for more spending. If Ms. Buker is truly concerned, then she and other voters should get involved and vote for the upcoming candidates that will attempt to rein in spending. I say “attempt” because the mission is almost stacked against them. Everyone in town is “concerned about the spending”. Unfortunately, that ends when the reductions or cuts affect their own “Kingdom”. The examples are everywhere. Last year, the spoiled Community Band members worked the process to force us to budget $750 to fund their hobby. During this year’s budget process we had a near mutiny of the Conservation Commission because of staff reductions in the Planning Department. Now we have the recent whining from the Town Clerk to restore a part-time position. Since the deliberative sessions are 99-percent attended by direct recipients (employees and spouses) of each respective budget, it’s not a mystery how spending cuts to “their own kingdoms” are easily restored. If the citizens of Gilford can’t wait a day to register a car or pay their tax bill, then we truly are hopeless. I would suggest that our small community could easily live with a Town Clerk’s office that is open three days a week instead of five. Especially with the Internet service that allows town transactions on the web. Any resident without Internet service could go right down the road and do these transactions on the library’s computers. This simple change could allow the Town Clerk to accomplish the requirements

To the editor, Leo Sandy speaks of great contradictions in America as he highlights the dangers of corporate welfare while simultaneously bear hugging every derivative of socialism and it’s progeny that produce nothing but a nation of economic dependents DEMANDING to be fed, cell phoned, housed, cable tv’d, grade schooled, college educated, medically cared for and buried at zero cost to them. It stunning that a man of Leo’s intellect has bought the insane logic that 5-percent of Americans are some how responsible INTO PERPETUITY for the minimal prosperity of the other 95-percent. Every dollar added to welfare suppresses the need to work and precludes the opportunity for individual LEARNING and SELF ESTEEM that comes from overcoming every day challenges we all face every day. Leo, is absolutely right it is not the welfare queens who slickly clean tax payers pockets for an incidental billion dollars or two nor is it the outrageous and illegal selling of food stamp cards to others for cash to buy beer, cigarettes or marijuana. What Leo fails to identify is the other 99.9-percent that turns his argument into nothing but democratic dogma. Why is a person so academically accomplished so blindly DEFIANT and belligerent to an honest, LOGICAL and bipartisan interpretation of governments role and it’s interface with private, capitalist, free enterprise? There is NOTHING that has cost the less fortunate of America more or the taxpayers MORE than the INTENT to provide one version or another of socialist welfare in America. The envy of those who have less is used as a political sword and people them selves are seen by Democrats as nothing more than negotiating objects to acquire and keep power in this country. Consider these three examples. 1. The INTENT to help the poor by

of her duties without the added position. The individuals I’ve discussed are good people with good intentions but it’s simply human nature to view things through their own prism and protect their own kingdom. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could set aside their own kingdom’s needs and do what’s best for the entire community? Wouldn’t it be nice if we put as much time into saying “yes we can make changes” instead of “no we can’t”? This is where the Selectboard and School Board are supposed to make the difficult decisions. Unfortunately, there are political agendas and ideology that gets in the way. More often than not, they cave as they did with the wasted money for the band and superintendent. They don’t have to fund the band, superintendent or the Town Clerk’s request. They can simply manage their intended plan and return the savings to the community. With good leadership, no one would even notice these and many other services weren’t funded. The band would play on, the children would still get educated, cars would still get registered and taxes would get paid. If you are really concerned about removing waste from government then you should start by supporting candidates that have proven that they can make better choices. Unfortunately, several of our elected officials and upcoming candidates directly or indirectly receive money and benefits from the budgets they will vote on. Do your homework and vote for the candidates who don’t have an agenda or “kingdom” to protect. Once your candidate is elected, you need to support them at public hearings and town meetings; otherwise, the budget is completely in the hands of those whose kingdom depends on it! Terry Stewart Gilford

When making decisions that affect education, people need to be informed To the editor, A warrant article to adopt SB-2 for the Moultonborough School District may once again result in an abundance of arguments being tossed at newspapers, blogs — even at the Moultonborough School Board — to either promote support of SB-2 or promote support for preserving our traditional School District Meeting. There will be objective statements of fact or preference. There will likely also be claims made that suggest opponents hold their views for reasons that are outmoded, self-serving or even unfair. Both forms of governance provide sufficient time for interested voters to examine, study and discuss proposed school warrants prior to voting. Claims to the contrary are false. Such claims are either misinformed or designed to mislead. Neither SB-2 nor traditional School District Meeting prevent any registered voter from becoming involved at school board or school committee meetings, of studying warrant articles ahead of voting, of researching issues, nor from attending a session to discuss, debate or amend proposed warrant articles. In all cases the interested voter must make a personal choice to become involved, engage in research,

Of course they may choose to decline these options. The main difference is that with SB-2 the voter may decline all options to attend a session where warrant articles are discussed, debated or amended but may still vote on the final warrant article. Under SB-2 the voter can cast their vote with studied knowledge of the issues or with no knowledge at all. Under the traditional School District Meeting the voter also has the option to become armed with studied knowledge of the issues, but cannot cast a vote with no knowledge at all. They must at least be present at a final session to hear the discussion, debate and amendments. When making decisions that affect children’s education, people should be as informed as they possibly can be. Traditional School District Meeting governance ensures that anyone voting on issues affecting the education of children in our town will have at least been exposed to the final discussion and debate about those decisions. SB-2 offers our children NO such assurance. Please vote NO on Article 2 for SB-2 on the Moultonborough School District Ballot. Peter Jensen

providing HOMES to people who had NO JOB and no down payment was socialist welfare on cocaine. The exact kind Leo makes love to in his thesis, then neglects to add the economic and social costs of one of the largest catastrophic failures of ALL TIME. The price of that little “let’s help the poor romp”? Trillions and trillions with the cost meter still running plus a human toll that tops the misery index including tens of thousands physically tossed from their residences, an entire economy brought to it’s knees including hundreds of millions made jobless. Leo is a quiet as a Tibetan monk about that....... 2. Obamacare. More Leo endorsed, double-down SOCIAL WELFARE to help the poor. Eventual costs that will run into the countless trillions. Predicted impact? So bad that half the states are trying to get it over turned and far more than half of Americans DEMAND it be repealed. TWO out of THREE Americans want the individual mandate removed from the legislation and without the mandate Obama care crumbles financially. The abyss of Obamacare is so deep and wide it now sits in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. 3. By 2020, the average 65 year old couple will have contributed (paid in) about $100,000 into Medicare. They will consume about $500,000 in benefits all paid for by government. Beyond that date costs escalate even higher. More endless trillions of dollars of SOCIAL WELFARE going forward over decades. MEDICARE is 80-percent WELFARE, heading to 90-percent. Leo’s commentary that social welfare costs peanuts in this country is one of the phoniest MISREPRESENTATIONS of the truth every printed in this paper. It is pure HOGWASH! He gets the grade of “F” on the facts and grade “A” for purveying partisan drivel”. Tony Boutin Gilford

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DERBY from page one in what proved to be the winning fish at around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Harris, 36, a pilot with Continental Airlines, says that it was the first time he’d every won anything and that he still remembers a sinking feeling as he was pulling in the fish and ‘’the line died. I got pretty nervous and thought I’d lost it.’’ He was also under the impression for a good part of Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, thanks to a practical joke played by his fishing companions, that his catch had been supplanted by a larger fish on the leader board. ‘’I didn’t know until mid-morning Sunday that I was still the leader,’’ said Harris, who ended up winning a John Deere XUV 825i Camo, an all-terrain crossover utility vehicle valued at $24,000, for his winning catch. An avid fisherman who is outdoors year-round pursuing his passion, Harris also fly fishes for salmon and trout in the Merrymeeting River in Alton and is out on the Atlantic during the summer with his boat kept at Newburyport, Mass., casting for giant bluefin tuna. He says that he’s not sure how he’ll make use of his big prize. “My property in Merrimack isn’t large enough to use it there. I’ll probably use it ice fishing next winter’’ says Harris.


Harris said that he met second-place winner Kurt Sleeper, 35, of Laconia, Saturday shortly after his fish was put on the leader board. ‘’I asked him how he’d done and he told me that he had just lost the lead. I found out later thanks to my buddies and their joke, just how he felt.’’ Harris said. Sleeper had landed a 2.11-pound tagged rainbow trout on Winnipesaukee near Moultonboroughon on Saturday. He won a 2010 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O Touring ATV and trailer. Third place was won by Christopher Rurak of Haverhill, Mass., who landed a 1.95-pound tagged rainbow trout on Nineteen Mile Bay in Tuftonboro on Lake Winnipesaukee. More than $60,000 in prizes were awarded during the derby and members of the sponsoring Meredith Rotary Club were pleased with the turnout which came in challenging conditions due to the lack of thick ice cover on Lake Winnipesaukee. Tracy Acquilla, derby chairman, said participation was down about 10-percent. The latest figures showed 4,366 ticket sales this year, compared to more than 4,700 last year. Long-time derby volunteer Jim Wallace of the Meredith Rotary Club said that smaller lakes in the area like Winnisquam, Squam and Waukewan had a substantial number of bobhouses out as did the Center Harbor Bay and Tuftonboro areas on Lake

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Winnipesaukee. He said that the fishing was extremely good on Saturday and that at one point more than 30 fishermen were waiting in line to have their catches weighed. All of the unclaimed fish from the leader board were taken to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness where they will be used as feed for the center’s raptor population. ‘’It’s the ultimate in recycling.’’ said Wallace. SHOOTING from page 2 reopens, Smith said. Classmates have said Mack had been passing notes during the week saying he was depressed, but it was unclear why. Cheshire County Attorney Peter Heed said the boy might have been upset about a relationship with a girl. Smith said much of his work Monday involved stopping rumors from spreading. Counselors are encouraging students and families to avoid Facebook, for example. “The important thing for the kids and staff to hear is it’s no one’s fault when these things happen,” Smith said, “and yet all of us have some responsibility to do better.” The school district, which includes Walpole and Charlestown, is one of three in New Hampshire that recently were chosen to participate in an experiment developed by Smith to reduce bullying and meanness in schools. The Courage to Care curriculum, which hasn’t been implemented in Walpole, includes videos, activities and games emphasizing empathy, caring for others, understanding power, courage and being respectful in cyberspace. “We’re starting with a high-level caring community,” Smith said. “It’s one of the reasons we picked them for Courage to Care. We wanted an exemplary district to see if we could go above and beyond, and that will give us a good idea if this is making a difference.” Heed, the county attorney, said Monday that investigators are still interviewing students, staff members and teachers to try to determine how the boy got the gun and how he got it into school. He declined to say what type of gun the boy used. A second cousin, Christopher Mack, told The Boston Globe that the boy shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun and was in a medically induced coma Saturday after having surgery Friday night. Hospital officials would not confirm he was a patient, and family members did not return messages seeking an update on his condition Monday. CASINOS from page 2 Compromise” amendment to allow six smaller slot machine state-owned facilities in lieu of what he called “mega complexes.” The plan was presented by Manchester Mayor, and former state senator, Ted Gatsas in 2009 but has never passed a legislative body. Committee member Rep. David Hess is a longtime gambling opponent, but in his minority report against the committee’s amendment he focused his criticism on what he said was a low, fixed licensing fee for the casinos, low profit sharing, no minimum capital investment and no effective regulation. Though he told The Associated Press he also believed gambling in any form would erode New Hampshire, the Hooksett Republican said he was arguing the bill put in front of him. “If you’re going to do this, don’t leave any money on the table. Do it the right way,” Hess told the AP. Bill passage is in doubt, and both gambling supporters and opponents are scrambling to shore up votes. The House has never passed a gambling bill, and it would require a two-thirds majority if it hopes to override the promised veto by Gov. John Lynch.

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LETTERS The $10M could have come from keeping cigarette tax where it was To the editor, Michael Marino expresses “disappointment” in my criticism of Sen. Jeanie Forrester’s votes to cut state support for public higher education. Since I don’t know Mr. Marino and I’m not a public servant, I don’t know what prior expectations he may have had of me that would now cause him to be disappointed in me. But I will nonetheless address his points, which are plainly in error. The Republicans did not act in a fiscally responsible manner when they slashed state support for higher education by 45-percent last year, and it is not fiscally responsible to vote down measures like SB309-FN, which would restore a small portion of those funds. Mr. Marino wonders where the $10-million in funds for the University System under SB309-FN would have come from. Look no further than the Republicans’ 10-cent cut in the tobacco tax. This misguided and short-sighted measure was apparently intended to raise – by Republican estimates at the time – as much as $13-million in additional revenues for the state. Instead, the cut in tobacco taxes has reduced state revenues by $11-million as of last December. The Republicans now explain that they were not aware that fewer people are smoking these days,

although several economists explained this well-known trend to them during last year’s legislative debate. When you compare the Republican cuts in state higher education to their reckless and needless reduction in the tobacco tax, you understand how fiscally irresponsible this Republican Legislature has been. Rather than fund higher education, which would train the next generation of skilled workers and attract well-paid jobs to New Hampshire, the Republicans instead handed $11-million to out-ofstate tobacco companies, which surely will have enormous long-term economic costs in New Hampshire in the treatment of cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. Mr. Marino has bought into the false dichotomy that we cannot consider long-term impacts when we are making short-term budget decisions. Higher education is exactly the sort of long-term investment New Hampshire should be making today. Handing millions of dollars to big tobacco companies is exactly the sort of irresponsible choice we should not be making. And that is why I remain deeply disappointed in Sen. Forrester’s votes. Paul Phillips Plymouth

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that a team of five of Inter-Lake’s 7th grade students were the recipients of a $10,000 prize in the national Lexus Eco-Challenge. Lisa learned about the Lexus Eco-Challenge, presented it to the Middle-Tier principal and science teacher and then provided leadership and guidance to the team which resulted in their project submission. “The Weedbusters” project raised awareness in the community of our responsibility to help preserve ecosystems, specially our region’s lakes and ponds which are threatened by milfoil. As winners, their efforts also raised national attention to this issue. It demonstrated to the students that hard work, focus and working as a team can be fun, have positive impact, see next page


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INTER-LAKES from page one bers running for re-election are unopposed. Carol Baggaley is seeking another three-year term representing Center Harbor and John Martin has filed to again represent Sandwich. Sally Whalen, who was appointed by the board to serve as an interim board member to fill Alosa’s vacancy, has filed her intention to continue representing Center Harbor for another year. Voters will select their representatives on voting day, March 13. Merrill, a real estate professional and mother, first became engaged with school district politics through a series of parent focus groups the board created several years ago. That experience encouraged her to run for a seat on the board, and after three years she’d like to continue her service. She recalled that student safety was the issue that first led her to approach the board and she feels that the Inter-Lakes schools are now more secure than they were a few years ago. “I feel like that was a big part of what I brought to the table.” Merrill was also happy to preside over the period that saw the high school’s spirit buoyed by two state champion football teams. “I think it totally turned around the culture of the school,” she said. Merrill said transparency is another cause she’s interested in pursuing. “A lot of us can’t go to these meetings,” she said, noting that she’s been a supporter of the videotaping of meetings for broadcast on public access television. For better accessibility, Merrill supported the ill-fated proposal to hold board meetings at the Meredith Community Center, which has two meeting rooms wired for sound and with a direct feed to Lakes Region Public Access in Laconia. About six months ago, Merrill approached Inter-Lakes Tier Principal Everett Bennett with a proposal to start a team to compete in an “EcoChallenge” sponsored by Lexus. The team’s success is a feather in Merrill’s cap; the Inter-Lakes team studied and addressed the problem of milfoil and was impressive enough that the team was advanced to a final round, earning a few thousand dollars for the local science department and a chance to win even more in the coming few weeks. She says it’s an example of how the district can seek out programs and grants to excite children about learning while augmenting tax dollars. Merrill, who noted that her fellow board members voted her chair of the board of SAU 2, which provides administrative services to both Ashland and Inter-Lakes, said she’d like to work toward greater community engagement with the schools and to continue being a voice on the board for greater use of


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Friends Carol Baggaley (left) of Center Harbor and Rebecca Alosa of Meredith hold the dollar bills they used to file candidacies for the Inter-Lakes School Board. Baggaley is seeking re-election to one of the Center Harbor seats of the board and Alosa, who used to represent Center Harbor herself, is running as a Meredith resident this time. Baggaley is unopposed. Alosa is challenging incumbent Lisa Merrill for her position. (Courtesy photo)

technology in student education. She’s learned in her own career how important it is to be technologically literate. “If you’re not computer savvy, you’re not going to make it in real estate,” she said. Her challenger, Rebecca Alosa, sat on the board alongside Merrill until November 2011, when she had to resign her position after moving from Center Harbor. Alosa had been appointed to fill a vacancy in March of 2009, then was elected to a full term two years ago. “I hated having to leave the board. I felt quite involved, I was sad to have to leave,” said Alosa. Asked why she wants to return, she said, “I think there are some improvements that can be made to the board, the culture and climate of the board.” Like Merrill, Alosa believes that the board should make transparency a priority as it conducts its business. She would also like to find a way for the board to evaluate itself. “Is it moving forward, is everyone’s voice being heard? I think that would help improve the overall climate of the board.” Alosa is an Inter-Lakes graduate, an adjunct professor of English at Plymouth State University and a mother of three. “I have children in the schools and they’ll be going all the way through. I’m intersee next page from preceding page help them build great new relationships and achieve something they did not see as possible when they began. In fact it showed all the students in the school what is possible. Lisa continues to work with “The Weedbusters” as they prepare to submit a project for the final round of the national Lexus Eco-Challenge. As a parent of a student in our school system, a homeowner, a volunteer and a business professional, Lisa is fully engaged in making our community a great place to live, to work, to learn and to play. Lisa is out there making it happen, she is a person that is making a hands-on difference and we need that. I am pleased to have the opportunity to vote for Lisa for School Board and hope that others is Meredith, Center Harbor and Sandwich do the same. Denise Doyle Meredith

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ingering emotions, bvious Hints, ying hearts and xtreme joy are all to be experienced this Valentine’s  Day as all lovers try to find that special something. The Laconia Daily Sun has come along to offer a helping hand and  a gentle nudge in the right direction within these pages. from preceding page ested in that, I want my kids to have a great education,” she said, adding that she wants to balance that desire with sensitivity to the burden the district imposes upon taxpayers. “I feel that I have a good understanding of the community... Ultimately it’s the community that supports the school system. I don’t think you can

separate the two.” If voters choose to give her another term, this time representing Meredith, Alosa would look to keep the district’s budget in line with what she thinks the community can afford. Asked about the nearly-flat budget that voters will be presented at district meeting in March, she said, “I think a level-funded budget is appro-


priate. I think it’s a good goal to have.” However, she continued. “In this economic environment, it could have been a little tighter than it was.” Alosa noted that the Meredith town budget was more aggressive in its cost-savings and felt the school should have followed suit. “The school district should be responsive to that.”

Voters will have the chance to meet these and other school and town candidates on February 23. A “Meet the Candidates” night will be held at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium. Candidates for town positions are scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30, with school candidates taking the stage beginning at 7:45.

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2-WAY from page one that $55,000 had been spent preparing the plan, but acknowledged there were other expenses and assured the council he would provide a detailed report. Myers said that the city would submit two plans for the re-design of the Main Street bridge 0ver the Winnipesaukee River to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation next week, one to widen the bridge to enhance traffic safety at the foot of Beacon Street West and another that would accommodate a two-way traffic pattern. He stressed that the city is not at risk of forfeiting state funding for 80-percent of the cost of reconstructing the bridge and anticipated that work would begin in a year’s time whichever design is chosen. Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3) informed his colleagues that Lakes Region Listens, a group formed last year under the auspices of New Hampshire Listens to facilitate and support civil, public deliberation of complex, divisive issues, intends to host a discussion of downtown traffic flow. While agreeing that the council should deny the project more funding, he said it should not discourage conversation about traffic issues. Lakes Region Listen expects to schedule a public discussion of downtown traffic patterns early next month. Hamel remained concerned that funding for the

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from preceding page to say: “There weren’t a lot of prescription bottles. You probably have just as many prescription bottles in your medicine cabinet.” The coroner’s office released the body to the family Monday morning. Later, a police convoy accompanied two vehicles into a Van Nuys Airport hangar, and a private, twin-engine jet rolled out of the hangar and took off shortly after 3 p.m. PST.

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traffic study, which the Planning Director Shanna Saunders accumulated over several years in an account for outside contracts, was never presented to the council. He recommended that at the end of each fiscal year all unexpended funds, known as encumbrances, be reported to the council along with their intended purpose. Expenditures in excess of $5,000, he proposed, would require approval by the council. His motion to this effect carried unanimously. NOTES: Mayor Mike Seymour told the City Council that a joint building committee to manage the renovation and expansion of the Huot Technical Center would be formed next week. Recalling that the entire council and School Board served on the joint building committee for the construction of the Middle School, he advised against such a large number. The council agreed to appoint a co-chair of the committee and two members from among their number. Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5) expressed concern that the council has not been kept abreast of the design of the project. “We don’t know nothing,” he said. “We have to vote on monies and I want to know where it’s going and why.” He said that the School Board could have done “a better job of keeping us informed.” Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 2) agreed and recommended the School Board present the design to the council. . . . . . . The City Council see next page

Two people who spoke with Houston’s family said the singer would be taken to New Jersey. The two, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak for the family, said Houston’s relatives raised the possibility of a wake Thursday and a funeral Friday at Newark’s Prudential Center, an arena that can seat about 18,000 people.

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Snowmobile riders who hit open water charged with DWI

GILFORD/ALTON — The two men who plunged into Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday night while snowmobiling have been charged with driving while intoxicated. Fish and Game Lt. James Goss said Jason Quin, 38, of Nashua and Derek Couture of Manchester have court dates of March 22 in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division. Goss said the two men were headed through the Broads — or the widest part of Lake Winnipesaukee — from Moultonborough Neck when Quin looked behind him and realized Coutour was no longer there. He said after Quin turned around to look for Couture, he hit open water himself. He said Quin was able get off his machine before it sank and use his cell phone to call 9-1-1. Emergency responders were able to get a location on him. At that point, no one knew where Couture was but unbeknown to rescuers and his friend, Couture was able to walk toward Tuftonboro where some people who were out on a dock saw him and helped him, but not before he fell through the ice near the dock. Couture was taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfe-

from preceding page voted unanimously to revoke the option to purchase the Colonial Theater and adjoining properties from Patricia Baldi for $1,470,000. With $15,000 from an anonymous donor the city acquired the option in 2009 and subsequently extended it until April of this year. Meanwhile, the Cultural Arts Center of the Lakes Region, the non-profit corporation seeking to complete the purchase, commissioned an appraisal of the property that pegged its fair market value at $1,060,000 and, after an examination of the roof, the value was reduced to $900,000. Last month, attorney Rod Dyer, chairman of the group, announced that some $725,000 in grant funding was contingent on not paying more than fair market value and that negotiations to close the gap between the option price and appraised value had failed. . . . . . The council awarded City Manager Scott Myers high marks for his performance during his first six months on the job. His relations with the council and public, financial management, program development and follow-through all exceeded expectations and his relationships with city employees met expectations. Councilors recommended Myers increase interaction with frontline employees, develop closer relations with the so-called “three villages” — The Weirs, Lakeport and Downtown — and make greater progress in negotiating contracts with the four unions representing municipal employees. In accord with his employment agreement, the performance earned Myers a $5,000 raise to his base salary, bringing it to $95,000. Nominally a confidential document, the evaluation was released to the public at Myers’s request.

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boro for treatment for exposure. Goss said Quin was lucky they found him when they did because he was soaking wet and likely would have frozen to death before he could have walked to safety. He was taken to by ambulance to Lakes Region General ambulance for treatment of hypothermia. Goss said the Dartmouth Hitchcock Rescue Team and their helicopter assisted looking for Quin. Goss also said the Fish and Game Department notified the Department of Environmental Services that there were two snowmobiles in the lake. The two men were in the Lakes Region for the Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby. — Gail Ober

3 Tilton men facing variety of drug sale-related charges

TILTON — Three Northfield men are facing a variety of drug sales charges following a two-month long investigation by police here. Jesse Sullivan, 30, of 68 Peverly Road is charge with felony witness tampering and is being held on $25,000 cash bail in Belknap County Jail. Zach Fry, 20, of 52 Highland Mountain Road is facing one count of drug sales and though he refused bail over the weekend is no longer being held at Belknap County Jail. He appeared in 6th circuit court, Franklin Division yesterday morning. Bryan Cannon, 19, of 68 Peverly Road is facing one count of drug sales and is free on personal recognizance bail and has a court date in late March. Police are not releasing any additional information and say the investigation is continuing.

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Hi Heltcha, We made it to another Valentine’s Day... Our 57th! WOW! All those chocolates and still a size 8. Loving you all these years, John Phil ~

Happy Valentine’s Day! To the best Daddy in the world. I love you! ~ Crystal

Ryan Marie & Michael Happy Valentine’s Day We love you Ninnie & Poppa

Mom, Happy Valentine’s Day. We love you very much. Eliza & Ben

Galoo, You are the most amazing person I will ever know. I love you so much! Love, The Other Galoo

Kate, You are my wife, a great Mother to our four kids, my best friend and most of all the love of my life. Through good times and bad times, we will always have each other. I love you a bunch, Clem

To: My Darling Doug Be My Valentine

JAKEMJ Happy Valentines Day! I am so proud of both of you. Keep working hard towards your goals and your dreams will soon become reality. Love Dad

Love, Alexis For my Sweetie Julie You are Sweetie Valentine I love you with all my heart Happy Valentine’s Day Love, Mark

Happy Valentine’s Day Grandma! We love you! xoxoxo ~ Ally & Erin

Carole — I love you more and more with every day we spend together. Thank you for being the wife and mother you are. Love Jamie

Nanc, Find you on POF was Like finding the proverbial “needle in the haystack.” For me, you are the words to a song I have only been able to hum, and I have been humming it all my life. Happy Valentine’s Day - Love Dave

To my Dearest Nicki, I knew the first time I saw you that I would love you forever, and that’s just what I did! Our love is timeless and our hearts are now one!

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We Love You Joan and Mike Happy Valentine’s Day Love, The Kids Divi, Stewie (Windsor & Spencer too!) Dear Suzie, Happy Valentine’s Day Life with you couldn’t be any sweeter. Love, Bobcat

Gary, Today... Tomorrow... Forever and a day...

I love you. Cindy

Arthu A rthu r & Boston Happy 1st Valenti ne’s Day! I love you g uys so much & happy early birthday Bug!

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To Jeff, Happy Valentines Day! I love you...nuff said. Love Vanessa

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Happy Valentine’s Day Dad We Love Y OU !! Binx and Winnifred P.S. Mom loves you too!

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Erin Leigh,

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Mommy, Daddy, Ally & Grandma

Jim, There are not enough words to express my feelings for you!

Camp Croquet Alumni We are SO proud of you! Love you Nana & Memop

To Tracy, You are my girl ... today, tomorrow and forever. I love you. I am looking forward to growing old with you. Love, Bruce

Vicky, Thank you for being the girl that you are. I love you so much it is not funny. Love, Eric To HoneyBunny BabyBoo, Together today, tomorrow and forever. Love Always, Blackie

Mason, You make me the proudest Dad in the world. Love Dad

Jiana & Sylas Love to the best grandchildren in the world. Love ya, Ninnie & Poppa

Happy Valentines Day Noogums! As always, “the comet is under the sink”...

I would do this past 30 years all over again in a heartbeat. Love, Toots

Mom & Dad Thank you so much for all you have done in my life. Your commitment and determination was the true difference in the the failure or success of my life. I thank you for making me successful and apologize for being such a challenge. Love you both Jason B To Our Wheaty, We loved you from our first day together…what joy you brought us! You’ll be forever missed & never forgotten Love, Mum, Dad, Lenny & Peppercorn

I love you. Happy 1st Valentine’s Day together, Carolyn

MooMoo, We love you very much. It has been fun “Through the Years.” Poppins. Hugs and Kisses. We miss you. Love, Poppins, Pussa, Chicken legs, Boom Boom

To Mudge—My Wife, Love Always, Wow Wow and All the Animals

Baby Doll Thank you for all you do for myself and the kids. Your hard work and commitment to us is appreciated more than I can say. I look forward to that walk in the sand. 1434 ever Me Pooh Bear, Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you so much. Thanks for always being you. Love Pugs Samantha, You will always be my baby girl and always be my special valentine. Love, Mom

Alexis, Love you, always and forever. Love, Dad

Hanna, you put a smile on my face everyday. Love Dad.

Happy First Valentine’s Day, Moomy. You will always be our little Valentine!! Love you to the moon and back! Love, Mommy & Daddy

Hey Sweet Boy, (a nd I do n’t mea n the c at), I wi l l love yo u fo rever! Ma rth a

Dear Mommy Happy Valentine’s Day & K Thank you for everything iss es you’ve done for me. Hugs Love you, Abrianna

MomWith love let your day start, giving thanks with a grateful heart. Love you, B-Ray


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Ron, My best friend, my lover, my soon-to-be husband. You are my everything. I’m so proud and happy to have you in my life. Happy Valentine’s Day, I love you! Gigi

Love, Mommy, Phil, Erin & Grandma

Henry My favorite place

is inside your hug. Sheila

MIRABELA, I love you To my Wonderful Husband with allThank my heart and soul. you for supporting me, Please be my Valentine cheering me on andforever. greeting me withsoyour beautiful smile every Love you so much, Mark morning! You are the SUNshine in my life. AGLESSYours, SWEET REFINED TENDER Dreamer ENTERTAINING THOUGHTFUL HUMBLE WITTY UNDERSTANDING APPRECIATIVE RESPECTFUL RELIABLE TENACIOUS

Cassie, You make us smile everyday! “We love you to heaven one million times & back! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Mom & Dad


John Happy Valentine’s Day! You are still my knight in shining armor! Tracy

Deborah You are more precious than rubies and a wonderful wife. All My Love, Ray To my Wonderful Husband Thank you for supporting me, cheering me on and greeting me with your beautiful smile every morning!

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BELMONT — Rita R. Osgood, 91, formerly of 12 Heritage Terrace, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Friday, February 10, 2012. Mrs. Osgood was born February 3, 1921 in Belmont, the daughter of Edward and Rose (Gilbert) Lacasse. She was a longtime resident of the Lakes Region. Survivors include a son, Richard Gilbert and his wife Gayla of Belmont; a daughter, Germaine Foster, and her husband, Bert, of Canterbury; three stepdaughters, Carol Merrill of Florida, Doris Palmer of Belmont and Beverly Gordon of Florida; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and three nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Rosario Gilbert, in 1953, her second husband, Harold Osgood in 1984, a daughter, Linda Vaillancourt, a stepson, Kenneth Osgood, in 2012, a sister, Dorothy Pelillo, and by a brother, Norman

Irene S. Lavallee, 60 TILTON — Irene S. Lavallee, 60, of Noyes Road, Tilton passed away on Seavey Road in Belmont at her sister’s home on Friday February 10, 2012. She was the widow of Michael J. Lavallee, Sr. who died in 2007. Irene was born August 5, 1951 in Laconia the daughter of Lyman “Pete” and Thelma (Leonard) Jenot. She had lived in Tilton since 1979 coming from Belmont. See enjoyed spending time with her family and her pride and joy was her grandson. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Survivors include a son Michael J. Lavallee, Jr. and his wife Nicole of Goffstown; a grandson Brayden Lavallee of Goffstown; 4 brothers Lyman H. Jenot of Belmont; Frederick W. Jenot, Allen T. Jenot and John F. Jenot all of Laconia; 3 sisters CJ Fugere and Patri-

TILTON — The Home Depot store here is hosting its annual Home Show on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. Patrons will be able to speak with vendors and installers and there will be a “Do It Herself” workshop on installing crown molding. The store’s personal designers will be on hand during the open house and patrons can learn how to

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cia Jenot both of Belmont and Marilyn Boucher of Laconia; 3 aunts Helen Leonard Lawrence of Gilford, Rilma Jenot Ouellette of Belmont and Marjorie Dow Jenot of Laconia; many nephews and nieces. Beside her husband and parents she was predeceased by 2 sisters Roseanna Jenot in 1997 and Shirley Jenna in 2005 and a brother Walter Leon Jenot in 1938. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street Laconia, NH. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting with the arrangements. For more information and to view an on line memorial go to

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Lacasse, in 2003. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday February 15, 2012 from 4-7 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations American Heart Assoc. 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an on line memorial go to

FAMILY RESTAURANT Celebrating Our 44th Year! Homemade Pizza, Gourmet Burgers, Fresh Salads, Unique Subs & Sandwiches & More! Kids Menu Lunch & Dinner Specials Two Locations:

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make the most of a small kitchen space. Great ideas will be also be presented for flooring, cabinets and window treatments. Refreshments will be served during the event and there will be raffles conducted as well. The Home Depot store is located at 160 Laconia Road (Rte. 3). The phone number is 286-9599.

CITY OF LACONIA BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES The following Boards and Commissions either have current vacancies or terms of current members* will be expiring and up for renewal at the end of March: • Board of Assessors • Building Code Board of Appeals • Parks & Recreation Commission • Putnam Fund • Trustees of the Trust Funds • Zoning Board of Adjustment If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please contact the City Manager’s office at 527-1270 for further information or to request an application. Applicants must be residents of Laconia. Service on more than one Board or Commission is acceptable as long as it is a non-conflicting Board. The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

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Frank C. Bosiak, Sr., 79

GILMANTON — Frank C. Bosiak, Sr., 79 of 125 Upper City Road, died at his home Saturday, February 11, 2012. He was the widower of Jacqueline M. (Boisvert) Bosiak who died in 2006. Mr. Bosiak was born July 19, 1932 in Allenstown, N.H., the son of Stephen and Jadwiga (Dudka) Bosiak. Mr. Bosiak graduated from Pittsfield High School. He had been a resident of Epsom for many years before moving to Gilmanton in 1948. He was a dairy farmer and was owner with his sons, of the Bosiak Farm. Mr. Bosiak was a man of strong, religious faith and was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish of Belmont. He was a longtime member of the Gilmanton Budget Committee and involved in many town functions as well as a member and past director of the First Congregational Society, Smith Meeting House. Mr. Bosiak enjoyed working on the farm and in later years, spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Frank C. Bosiak, Jr. and Steven P. Bosiak, both of Gilmanton; two daughters, Ann Randall and her husband, Matthew, of Westbrook,

Maine and Catherine Jennings and her husband Jason, of Delray Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, Caitlin Randall, Shannon Randall, Christian Randall, Grayson Randall and Callie Jennings and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his wife and his parents, Mr. Bosiak was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Peter Bosiak, and by a sister, Ann Byk. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Parish Food Pantry, PO Box 285, Belmont, N.H. 03220 or to the Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry, PO Box 6, Gilmanton I.W., NH, 03837. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, 03246 is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an on line memorial go to

Builders & remodelers group to tour Frank Webb Bath Center, hear Facebook presentation Thursday

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association will tour the Frank Webb Bath Center in the Gilford Industrial Park at 302 Hounsell Ave. during its February membership meeting on Thursday, February 16 starting at 6 p.m. LRBRA executive director Dale Squires says that the association is opening the meeting to non-members. Free to LRBRA members, the meeting and dinner is $15 for non-members with the fee waived if they elect to join the association that evening. Following the tour there will be a barbecue and chowder meal which will be followed by a Facebook for Contractors workshop led by Debbie Bolduc of BizBuzz Marketing Partners, a unique workshop guiding participants through their own set-up of a Facebook business page and tips on using it to promote their business. While there is no shortage of presentations on the

topic, none focus on the “how-to” aspect. Bolduc says. “People often leave such sessions all ramped up about the importance of utilizing social media but, often feel confused and overwhelmed by the prospect. Contractors just need someone to show them and be there to answer questions”. BizBuzz Marketing Partners focuses on the needs of small businesses and offers a number of marketing services which can be found at As computers will not be supplied, attendees are asked to bring their own wireless-enabled laptop or notebook computer to the meeting. The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association is a local trade organization providing business support to all in the building trades as well as a resource for the public. For more information contact Dale Squires, Executive Director, by calling 455-1594 or by email at

LACONIA — The noon to 2 p.m. time slot for the first “Downtown Laconia Lunch & Paint Along” filled up so quickly organizers have schedule a second session to run from 2:30 to 4:30 on Saturday, Feb. 18. The session — “Late Lunch Paint Along” — at the

Downtown Deli starts with tasty soups, salads, sandwiches, cookies and a beverage. Then, artist Larry Frates directs a paint along session that includes all supplies. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 528-7651.

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The Lakes Region United Way is currently performing a routine quality assurance review. This process is an important part of our relationship with both our donors and our community partners, and in no way indicates any problems with any of the listed agencies. This year’s group includes the following: Carey House Homeless Shelter Laconia Area Community Land Trust New Beginnings: Without Violence or Abuse Health First Family Care Center Child and Family Services of NH If you, or someone you know, has received services from any of these organizations and would like to comment on those services, please e-mail your comments to, or submit them in writing to LRUW, 95 Water St., Laconia NH 03246. Written comments need to be signed and have either a phone number or e-mail address included. All comments will be handled confidentially, and must be received by Feb 27, 2012. For further information, call 524-6864 ext 103.

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By Holiday Mathis est and dearest. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re not one for sappy sentiments. You say the honest truth, and it will be the most loving and affectionate expression anyone could want to hear. Tonight features a sit-down dinner and lively conversation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a plan, but you’re always willing to ditch it for something with exciting promise. Unexpected twists of plot will carry you into the arms of love. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have a way of inspiring others to bring their “A” game. Tonight: You may be moved to spend your money on something you didn’t used to consider valuable. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In an act that blends your musical and emotional intelligence, you’ll learn the song that’s inside the heart of your love so you can sing it back in quiet moments. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You know that you will change and so will your relationship. You endeavor to take those changes in a positive direction. You welcome the chance to make romance a priority. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 14). You’ll dare to dream and create the future. Next month brings greater selfdiscipline and a new fitness regimen. You’ll love the boost you get from helpful people in April. This summer, someone treats you like a special date -- again and again. It will feel lovely to be cherished. New financial avenues open up in June. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 50, 7, 22 and 19.


ARIES (March 21-April 19). You come alive in a small group and will steal the show with your charm. If you’re not already planning to be around a few close friends, pull a last-minute soiree together. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Partners and friends may want more of your time than you expected to give. Keep the schedule loose, and you’ll be able to accommodate the fun surprises and twists of the day. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Being enamored causes you to stretch your usual bounds of reason. You may act silly, believe the unbelievable or suddenly want with your heart instead of your head. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Not wanting to perpetuate generic sentiments, you’ll find a way to celebrate this holiday that highlights the unique way you give your love. You’ll excel at this creative challenge. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even when your activities are relatively down to earth, exciting escapes and miraculous fantasies dominate your thoughts. Tonight’s rendezvous turns out even better than you could have planned. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your presence is calming, your warmth disarming. The one who’s always “on” will feel comfortable enough to relax and be real around you. Tonight’s conversation reveals deep affection. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have many people to please, and you don’t want to leave anyone out. Be careful not to spend so much time on your large circle of friends and family that you neglect the tight circle of your near-

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2012. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union as President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation. On this date: In 1778, the American ship Ranger carried the recently adopted Stars and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France. In 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state. In 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis signed a proclamation making Arizona a Confederate territory. In 1876, inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied separately for patents related to the telephone. (The U.S. Supreme Court eventually ruled Bell the rightful inventor.) In 1895, Oscar Wilde’s final play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opened at the St. James’s Theatre in London. In 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor was established. (It was divided into separate departments of Commerce and Labor in 1913.) In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago; its first president was Maud Wood Park. In 1929, the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone’s gang were gunned down. In 1949, Israel’s Knesset convened for the first time. In 1962, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House in a videotaped special that was broadcast on CBS and NBC (and several nights later on ABC). In 1979, Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped in Kabul by Muslim extremists and killed in a shootout between his abductors and police. In 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of “The Satanic Verses,” a novel condemned as blasphemous. One year ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan that would freeze or reduce some safety-net programs for the nation’s poor but turn aside Republican demands for more drastic cuts to shrink the government to where it was before he took office. Today’s Birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 91. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 78. Actor Andrew Prine is 76. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 73. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 69. Movie director Alan Parker is 68. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 68. TV personality Pat O’Brien is 64. Magician Teller is 64. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet is 61. Actor Ken Wahl is 55. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 53. Actress Meg Tilly is 52. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 52. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 51. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 49. Actor Zach Galligan is 48. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 48. Rock musician Ricky Wolking is 46. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 45. Actor Simon Pegg is 42. Rock musician Kevin Baldes is 40. Rock singer Rob Thomas is 40. Actor Matt Barr is 28. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 26. Actor Freddie Highmore is 20.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Valentine’s Day Bake Sale hosted by the Gilford Pine Grove Cemetery Walk Committee. Town Hall. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and sill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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. Drop-in Valentine’s Day cupcake decorating at the Gilford Public Library. Noon to 4 p.m. Computer Club meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. This month’s topic is watching TV with your computer. Love Those Legos gathering at the Meredith Public Library. 3 to 5 p.m. For ages 5-10. BabyGarten time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. For children up to 18-months old.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Interactive workshop to simplify the documented business plan process. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pease Library in Plymouth. Hosted by SCORE Lakes Region in conjunction with Northway Bank. To register, visit www.lakesregion. and link to “Local Workshops” or call 524-0137. Tuition is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Annual Meeting of the Greater Meredith Program. 6 p.m. at Church Landing. Cash bar and hors d’ oeuvres at 6, followed by program at 6:45. Speaker will N.H. Resources and Economic Development Director George Bald. For more information call 279-9015. Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7 p.m. Ticket information at 366-7377. Luncheon and annual meeting of the Belknap Mill Society. 11:30 a.m. at the mill. Healthly lunch catered by Cara Bean Coffee of Winnisquam, followed by a business meeting and program featuring N.H. Department of cultural Resources commissioner Van McLeod. $7/per person. Call 524-8813 to register. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. 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. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. 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 and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information.

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NH Jazz presents saxophonist Dave Liebman at Pitman’s Freight Room

LACONIA — NH Jazz will present saxophonist Dave Liebman on February 16 at 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room, located at 94 New Salem Street. Liebman’s career has spanned over four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the saxophone/ flautist in both the Elvin Jones and Miles Davis Groups, continuing as a leader since. He has Saxophonist Dave Liebman. (Courtesy photo) played on nearly three hundred recordings with over one Lorentz: (518) 793-3183 hundred under his leadership or coNH Jazz shows have a listening leadership. In jazz education he is a policy, which prohibits talking, texrenowned lecturer and author of sevting, cell phones, video/ audio recorderal milestone books. ing, laptop computers, gaming units, Liebman is the founder and Artistic and photography. Director of the International Association Upcoming NH Jazz shows: 2/23 of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) existing since The Chronicles; 3/1 Danny Heath & 1989. His many awards include the Telophase; 3/8 Swing Caravan; 3/15 National Endowment of the Arts MasMike Dillon Band featuring memters of Jazz (2011); the Order of Arts and bers of Yojimbo Funk!; 3/22 Andrew Letters (France 2009); Jazz Journalist’s D’Angelo’s Merger; 3/29 Joan Wataward for Soprano Saxophone (2007); son-Jones; 3/5 Mark Shilansky’s Join Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Solo the Club Sextet; 4/12 Chris Hum(1998); Honorary Doctorate from the phrey; 4/19 Teri Roiger Group featurSibelius Academy (Finland 1997). He is ing Kevin Harris, John Menegon & currently Artist-in-Residence at the ManYoron Israel; 4/26 Kenny Werner; 5/3 hattan School of Music and has consisMichael Benedict & Bopitude; 5/10 tently placed in the top three places for Todd Clouser’s Love Electric featuring soprano saxophone in the Downbeat CritSteven Bernstein; 5/17 Lalama Bros ic’s Poll since 1973, winning first place in featuring Ralph and Dave Lalama, both the Downbeat and Jazz Times CritJohn Lockwood & Bob Gullotti; 5/24 ic’s Poll in 2011. TBA; 5/31 Giacomo Gates; 6/7 Eugene General admission is $10 (doors Uman’s Convergence Project; 6/14 open at 7:30). BYOB Seacoast Big Band; 6/21 Judi Silvano; For reservations contact Jonathan 6/28 Countryman & the Buffalo Band.

Poet Simon Armitage at PSU February 16 PLYMOUTH — The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series at Plymouth State University will host a reading by British poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 16 in Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. The reading is free and open to the public.

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AUTOSERV from page 20 “We hope you will join us in our continuing efforts to support our local community and businesses by attending our Business After Hours event,’’ said Gaudet. There will be raffle prizes, giveaways, music, refreshments and a spread of hors d’oeuvres. Attendees are also invited to tour the dealership’s new Nissan showroom. For additional information contact the Chamber at 524-5531. AutoServ dealerships, founded in 1989 by the Gaudet family, represents Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan, Ram, Volkswagen and in its Belmont

dealership, Kia. It also operates Tilton Autobody on the Franklin/Tilton line. It’s one of the largest retail automotive dealer groups in New Hampshire, family owned and operated. Its’ motto “Our People Make it Happen” is personified by the 130 people AutoServ employs. It also features an AutoCafé serving delicious and healthy meals six days a week prepared by Chef Michael Moore (formerly of M&Js and Willow’s Steak & Spirits). For more information about AutoServ, call Kamal Gosine at 286-3141 or visit online at www.AutoServNH. com

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 “BEE’ Mine! Valentime’s Week celebration at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, crafts and songs for children 3-5. Class on using the catalog at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sign up at the main desk.

StoryTime at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. First-come, first-served help for library cardholders only. 20 minute limit if others are waiting. Gilford Write Now writer’s group meeting at the Public Library. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. New members welcome.

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GILFORD — A spaghetti supper will be held in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church pn Saturday, February 18 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to support the efforts of Jessica Alward and her son, Braeden, in April who will be traveling to Haiti with a group organized by the United Methodist Church of Tilton-Northfield and will be working with Experience Mission to assist Haitians in recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2010. The dinner will be held in the fellowship hall of the church on Rt. 11A. Serving is continuous and will feature a meal of baked ziti, salad, bread and ice cream. The cost for the dinner is $10 and kids under 5 eat for free. Many of the church youth are working on the meal as well as several local families and a group of boys from Boy Scout Troop 243 in Gilford. The Alwards will be heading off to Carfoux, Haiti on April 21 and will be in the country for about a week. The total cost of the trip for two people is approximately $3,000 which participants in Experience Mission trips are expected to raise on their own. The members of the Alward family are no strangers to volunteering. For the last 15 years they have organized an annual Free Christmas Dinner at their church, spearheaded community cleanups, participated in countless walk-a-thons, worked at local soup kitchens, collected emergency sup-

plies for areas devastated by natural disaster and built houses for Habitat for Humanity but this will be the first time that any of them have traveled out of the country for that purpose. “We have always told our kids that we need to start with our local community. We believe that we all need to do whatever we can to take care of our own but when Braeden and I were presented with the opportunity to go to Haiti we couldn’t pass it up,” Jessica says. “We will of course continue to work in the Lakes Region area, but my husband Scott and I both thought that this would be a real chance for all of us to see how lucky we are, experience life in a way that is totally unfamiliar to all of us here in New Ham[shire and to do some good for others. We home school our boys and community service has always been a huge part of that. Our world is not the same as it was 50 years ago. We are all more connected now. Trouble in Haiti, or Africa or China affects everyone. Kids need to know that they live in a global community and they have a responsibility on that level too.” Tickets for the dinner can be reserved by calling the Alwards at 527-0152 or emailing them at Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the meal but are limited. Those who would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of the trip for Braeden and Jessica can mail a check made out to the FUMC to P.O. Box 7408, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, NH 03249 with the words Haiti Trip in the memo line.

GILMANTON — Visitors to the Gilmanton Year-Round Library will be making Valentines in the Children’s Room between 3-5 p.m. today. Those who drop by will share a special snack and create handmade cards certain to please both boys and girls alike. All ages are welcome. Thosde who are planning a staycation this February school vacation are invited to the library for Game Week, February 28 – March 2. On February 28 students in grades 6 – 8 will be playing Bananagrams from noon until 1 p.m. Scrabble Alphabet Scoop is the game of the day for kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders from 9–10 a.m. on February 29. High school students can join in for Balderdash from noon – 1 p.m. on March 1. Scrabble Turbo Slam for 3rd –

5th graders will be held on March 2. No preregistration is required and a snack will be provided. The library has all of the 2012 Academy Award Best Picture nominees which are currently available on DVD, including The Help, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and Midnight in Paris. Also new in the library – Doc Martin, Seasons 1-4, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, The Ides of March, and the runaway PBS sensation Downton Abbey, Season 2. (Season 1 is also available in the DVD collection.) As the result of a generous donation, the library’s young adult collection has grown by 25 books, all published in 2011. There are titles for boys and girls ranging in age from late elementary school through high school.

from preceding page for six years as a probation officer in Greater Manchester (England). The most recent of his 15 poetry collections, “Seeing Stars”, was published in 2010. Armitage has received numerous awards for his poetry, including The Sunday Times Author of the Year, a Forward Prize, a Lannan Award. In 2000, he was the UK’s official Millennium Poet and went on to judge the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize, the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2010 Manchester Poetry Prize. Now in its 14th year, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is a tribute to Donald

Hall of Danbury, one of the nation’s most beloved poets and authors. Hall remains the heart and soul of this series and is instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus. Following the reading, Hall will join Armitage at a table in the lobby to sign copies of his recently released book of poems, “The Back Chamber”, which he has declared, at 83, will be his last book of poetry. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869, and are highly recommended.

Gilmanton Year-Round Library hosts February programs starting today

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LRPA-TV features Lakes Region Spotlight Program on Gilford Village GILFORD — Historic Gilford Village is the focus of Lakes Region Spotlight on LRPA-TV, Metrocast channel 25 through mid March. The new feature program is produced and hosted by Carol Granfield of Meredith and begins Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30 p.m. Gilford Town Administrator Scott Dunn provides background of the Gilford community and Public Works Director Sheldon Morgan highlights the many areas and programs that

help maintain the Village character. Interviews with Norman Soucy, owner of the Gilford Village store, and several residents reveal how they maintain the heartbeat of Gilford. For daily program schedule visit or view LRPA-TV bulletin board on channel 24. Lakes Region Spotlight is aired daily Monday through Saturday. Granfield welcomes ideas and opportunities for future shows and can be contacted at

LACONIA — The last Laconia Little League registration date for the upcoming season has been changed to Saturday, February 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Laconia Community Center. The cost is $50 per player and $80 per family plus a refundable $25 concession fee per player. The concession fee is refunded after completion of concession duty. People can register online at www. but must attend registration in person in order to pay and

pick up fundraising calendars. Those who do register online will need to print the forms and bring them to the registration. This will be the last day for registration. Any boy or girl league age 5 to 12 from Laconia, Belmont and Gilford is welcome to register and participate in one of the many divisions available, all the way from Tee Ball to the Majors. Scholarships are available for the registration fee upon request. The concession fee still applies.

LACONIA — The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is coming to the Landmark Inn in downtown Laconia for a fiveday stay Feb. 14-18 and is looking to spend as much as $250,000 for rare and unusual collectibles. During this event at THR specialists are hoping to see items such as: coins and paper currency issued prior to 1970, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memo-

rabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives, daggers, and unusual items. THR’s Treasure Hunters Roadshow is a place where anyone in the community can connect with collectors from around the globe. Its’ treasure hunters make offers based on rarity, collectability, condition and market value. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Little League registration moved to Feb. 18

Modern-day treasure hunters coming to Landmark Inn February 14-18

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Dear Readers: Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all, along with our special good wishes to the veterans in VA hospitals around the country. And our particular thanks to those readers who have taken the time to send valentines, visit the vets and volunteer at VA facilities. Bless each and every one of you. Dear Annie: “Sex Therapist” does not need a refresher course. You are mistaken when you say that the “vast majority” of older women lose interest in sex. The Harvard Women’s Health Watch newsletter reported that in a survey of 27,000 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), more than 60 percent of women in their 50s, 45 percent of those in their 60s and 28 percent of women in their 70s reported that they were sexually active, and almost two-thirds said they were happy with their level of sexual activity. Of those who were dissatisfied, more than half said they would prefer having sex more often. Even these numbers may be misleading, because when healthy women stop having sex, it is not necessarily due to a lack of libido. Often it’s because they lack a partner or because topical treatments have not resolved the common problem of vaginal dryness, which can cause pain during intercourse. -- Carole Wade, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Wade: We do not take issue with the fact that postmenopausal women can be interested in sex. In fact, we encourage it. We do, however, disagree with “Sex Therapist’s” comment that losing interest is a myth. We are delighted the study showed that 28 percent of women still have an active libido into their 70s (and presumably beyond). But it is hardly a myth that hormones are depleted as we age, and many post-menopausal women lose interest for a variety of reasons. According to our readers, those who have a healthy sex life are generally using some form of hormone replacement. We need to acknowledge this reality and not make

women feel freakish or inadequate if they experience a drop in libido and hormones are not an option. Plenty of readers weighed in on this hot topic. Read on: From Florida: My husband and I had always had a wonderful sex life together, and I wasn’t about to give it up because of menopause. But I did not want to take any oral hormone therapy with its risks. I discovered that using an over-the-counter progesterone cream from my local health food store and a prescription estrogen cream twice a week totally “cured” my lagging sexual desire. Michigan: I am 51, and my best friend is 61. We both still love sex. We think you only hear from women who don’t want it anymore. They probably didn’t like it much to begin with. Florida: I am so sick of hearing how great sex in later life can be. I really enjoyed sex in my younger years, but not anymore. I have to use cream because of dryness and then take an antibiotic every time so I don’t get an infection. The fireworks that used to accompany sex have become duds. I still love him, but having sex at 67 is more bother than it is worth. Massachusetts: I am 61. Of all my “elderly” friends, I have not known one to ever tell me they have lost interest in sex, even if they presently have no partner. We are all happy, confident women who take pride in our sexuality and are still very interested. I believe the real problem lies with the men. They are the ones who have lost interest or are unable to perform and are too embarrassed to seek help. Pennsylvania: The lack of desire for physical intimacy in women (and in men) is often a hormonal imbalance brought on by overexposure to estrogen-like chemicals in petroleum products (plastics, perfumes, cleaners). Lubrication and desire can return when hormones are rebalanced with natural bioidentical hormones.

For Rent Alton room w/private bath in quiet country location, ten minutes from Alton Circle and Wolfeboro. $450/Month includes utilities. Outside smoking OK. 875-6875. Must Love pets. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. CENTER Harbor House- One bedroom, year-round, propane central heat, tenant pays utilities, tenant does yard maintenance. No pets/Smoking. credit report required, verified income, references. $400/Month, security. Call between 5PM-8PM $25 fee 603-253-6924. CENTER Harbor, one bedroom house in desirable downtown location. Safe- private- well maintained- all utilities $875/ month. Write to: Boxholder PO Box 614, Center Harbor, 03226. CONDO in Lake Winnipesaukee/Laconia area: Nice condition 1-Bedroom, Fully furnished, lake views, utilities + cable/internet included, $825/month. Available immediately. Call 860-558-3052.

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3 bedrooms, oversized garage/ workshop, need 10% down and owner will finance the rest, for pictures and more info 393-5756.


GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1,300/monthly. Parking garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208.

DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.






Washer & Dryer- Fisher & Paykel. Energy star rated. 5 years used, 1 person. sold duo, $350. 603-851-2272

2002 Mazda B-4000, pick up, 4 wheel drive, 4 door, auto, 56K miles, cap with rack, all power. tow package, excellent cond. Book value $10,200 will sell for $9,500. 603-279-5599.

DOCKS for Rent: 2012 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.

Looking to start Alzheimer patient group to meet, to eat, to talk and to have some fun. Need a place to meet. Call Jordan at 603-968-4088.

Autos 2002 Nissan Sentra Spec-V, 4 cylinder, 6-speed, good gas mileage, $2995/ obo. Call Shane 603-848-0530

PAT is back! Superclean Laundromat. Clean & Restored. Right next to LHS. 7am-7pm, 7 days.

2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x2: Single cab, V-6, 5-Speed, red, Florida truck with no rust. Great shape, 121k miles. $2,995. Call Phil, 393-7786.

SCUBA LESSONS! Start now with online videos and pool sessions. Great exercise! Call Central NH Divers 279-9099 WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.

2001 Dodge Maxi-Van. 15 passenger, 126K miles. Asking $3,995. 520-4864

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

For Rent BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 267-0545-or 781-344-3749

Gilford- 1 bedroom, includes all utilities, washer/dryer. TV, Internet. Great view! No smokers/pets. $850/Month. 293-8976 GILFORD: 1 or 2-bedroom apartments from $175/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098. GILMANTON Iron Works Village. One bedroom apartment, second floor. No pets/smoking, includes basic cable & utilities. References & security deposit required. $700/Month. 603-364-3434 LACONIA 1 BR, heat & electricity included. $750/mo. 603-781-6294.

For Rent

LACONIA - 26 Dartmouth St., lowLA traffic area near schools, park &ba downtown. 1/2 of a duplex, 8ga rooms, 3 bedrooms, walk-outinc basement w/washer-dryer hook-dep ups, large open porch, level lot for524 outside activities & ample off street parking. On the sunny sideLA of the house, clean w/hardwoodflo floors. N o n - s m o k i n g $23 . $1,000/month plus heat &ele utilities. Call owner/brokerww 396-4163

LA LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ 1B dryer hookup, storage, no Security Deposit & references. 524 $600/month + utilities. 520-4353

LACONIA 1-Bedroom Apartment.LA Includes Heat. Hot Water,Ca Electric. Nice location., No pets/524 No smoking. $650/month LA 630-4198 5-r LACONIA 2 bedroom $180/ weekwit includes heat & hot water, refer-wa ences and deposit. 524-9665. cab plo LACONIA 3 bedroom house, 2 fullbrig baths, FHA Oil, non-smoker, noove pets, $1000/month. Jim sec LACONIA 3-bedroom apt.neardog park & Beach. Washer/dryercre hook-up, off-street parking.che $900/Month + utilities. 455-6983 day

LACONIA One bedroom,Me $135-150/ weekly includes heat &w/c hot water, references and deposit.apa 528-0024. dis plo LACONIA, 1 bedroom, 1st floor.d e Quiet, clean, sunny, parking,$85 hookups. $149/Weekly with heat! Low rent guaranteed 1-year forME qualified tenant within 30 daysme 998-7337. 1.5 nic LACONIA: 1-bedroom, 1-bath.$75 Freshly painted, off street parking. $135/Week, hot water included. NO No pets/smoking. $500 deposit. on 524-4771. inc

wa LACONIA- BIg 1-bedroom close ww to downtown. Includes plowing, 2-car parking & washer/dryer. Plenty of closet space. 2nd floor. $200 heat credit, n oNO dogs/smoking. $170/Week +wit 4-week security deposit. Credit &she criminal background checklau required. Section 8 approved.he Leave message for Rob524 ww 617-529-1838

Laconia- Clean, spacious 2 bedroom. Includes heat/hot water, washer/dryer hookups, no pets/smoking. $875/Month. 528-1829 Laconia- Great downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884 Laconia- Lakeport Area, 4-room apartment. 2nd floor in quiet neighborhood. Off-Street parking, storage area in attic. No pets/smoking. $750/Month plus utilities. 603-293-0393 LACONIA- New price-Spacious 2 bedroom, hookups, garage, porch, no pets. $700/Month + utilities. 603-455-0874

LACONIA- Second floor, 3 large rooms. $165/Week, heat/hot water included. 832-3535 or 524-7218 T I L UP He do 603

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For Rent-Vacation

For Sale

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ACONIA-DUPLEX 2 bedroom 1 th, washer/dryer hookups, rage. $900/month, heat cluded. References & security posit. No pets or smokers. 4-8886

Aruba- 1 bedroom 2 full bath villa. Located at Divi Phoenix. Steps away from water, 3 pools and swim-up bar. Available April 14-21st, $500. Call for more info. 603-686-0803

GREEN FIREWOOD- cut, not split $130/cord; cut & split $175/cord. Seasoned firewood. $250. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416

Stereo Equipment- Paradigm Speakers, $1,250; Pro-Studio Speakers, $250; Pioneer 301 D Mega-Changer, $80. 496-8639


ACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd oor in duplex building. 35/week including heat, ectric & hot water, 524-1234

ACONIA: Gail Avenue, 3rd floor, BR heat and h/w included, no ts, no smoking. $725. 4-5837.

ACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. all for available apartments. 4-4428

AKEPORT- Freshly painted, big room, 2-bedroom apartment th lake view. Includes asher/dryer, hardwood floors, binet kitchen, 2 car parking, owing and landscaping. Huge, ght and sunny master bedroom erlooking lake. Section 8 proved. $185/Week + 4-week curity deposit. No utilities, no gs, no smoking. Proper I.D., edit check and background eck required. Showings on Friy only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838

For Rent-Commercial LACONIA - 1,200 Sq. Ft. of light and airy 1st class, 2nd floor professional office space with exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings; in downtown overlooking the Winnipesaukee River and Rotary Park in the Historic Belknap Mill. $1,400/mo. plus electricity and A/C. Call 524-8813 for an appointment to see.

Laconia Office Suite 3 furnished offices, bathroom, shared conference space, all Utilities, HEAT, snow plowing included. High traffic count and easy parking for your clients. Second floor of Boothby Therapy Services at 806 North Main Street, Laconia, (at the corner of North Main and Oak).

$499 per mo. / 500 ft. Call Christopher Boothby

EREDITH: 1-bedroom apartent. Oil forced hot water, 5-bath, washer/dryer hook-up, ce yard. No smoking/pets. 50/Month 279-8247, Jim.

ORTHFIELD: Large 2 bedroom 2nd & 3rd floors, $245/week cluding heat, electric & hot ater, 524-1234,

ORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom trailer th additions and storage ed in small park with on-site undromat, $235/week including at, electric & hot water. 4-1234.

New, never installed, complete with paperwork.

model# CL3-140-PWT-TBWIZ Serial # 65232257

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.

$1,800 O B O MUST SELL! 707-9879

Contemporary dinette set 8 person with elegant matching wall unit. Have brand new seat cushions, excellent condition. $1,300. 781-710-2208

PISTOL: Semi-auto H&K .40Cal. USP-C Model, stainless slide, extra mags, holsters, photos, $595. 603-491-7017.

LACONIA- Prime Location. 1200 sq. ft., with heated garage showroom/office. $650/month plus utilities, parking. 455-6662.

For Sale 10” Table Saw on stand. Excellent condition, $75/OBO. Black & Decker bench grinder $15. 528-5202

RUGER 10-22: Stainless steel rifle with scope, in original box, new. $275/best offer. Call 293-2026.

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. (603) 833-8278 FIREWOOD: Green. Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. (603)455-8419.or (603)267-1934. FURNITURE-QUEEN size bed, $400; Maple Bureau, $250; Sleeper Couch, 3-seat, $250; Recliner, $25; Kitchen Table, $50. 496-8639 MILWAUKEE 0-500 rpm right angle heavy duty drill: Brand new, in box, $125. Call 293-2026.

Sheet Metal Mechanic for Aerospace Work 40 hr week Position

FT/PT DIESEL MECHANIC A Family owned business is looking for a FT/PT Diesel Mechanic with their own tools to service, maintain and provide emergency service for our fleet of commercial vehicles. Candidate should have 3-5 years of experience, multiple references and the ability to complete the necessary repair work. Forward resumes to


Construction Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to manage multiple company books. Responsibilities include but not limited to payroll, accounts payable/ receivable as well as month and year end transactions. Must be a team player and able to multi-task. Knowledge of Peachtree Accounting software is preferred. Email resumes to Dependable Male or Female LNA in private home. 20-40 hours per week. Some overnights & weekends. Send Resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX L 1127 Union Avenue, #1 Laconia, NH 03246

BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. (603) 235-1773 Coca-Cola Canoe one of 50 made for New England. Excellent Condition $1,200. Coleman canoe, $300. 603-235-1519

Heavy Equipment Kabota Tractor- B8200 HST front end loader, 3 point hitch, front & rear PTO, full cab, lights front & rear, tire chains, low hours, like new condition. 875-5502


Couch & Love Seat. $700 for the set. New, barely used. (Was in 2nd living room that is never used) no pets excellent condition. 781-710-2208

Joyce Janitorial Service


Help Wanted

Riteway Air Tight wood stoveGood condition, takes up to 24 ” logs. $400. Ken-Coal stove, $250. Franklin fireplace stove $150. 603-235-1519

This is a year round permanent full time position. Experience preferred, must have a valid drivers' license, and be able to pass a security background check. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 lbs. Apply in person to:

14 Addison St. Laconia, NH


FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222. PELLET Stove: Santa Fe, with smoke pipe, good condtion, $500/ best offer. Call 524-4848.


Body by Jake Ab Scissor, good condition. 603-677-6528


eredith- Nice, open concept cathedral ceilings. 1-bedroom artment in quiet area, walking stance to town & park. Parking, owing, dumpster, 16X22 ft. eck, utilities, included. 50/Month. Cats? 455-5660

New Yorker Cast Iron Oil Fired Boiler



Belknap Landscape Company is now hiring experienced leaders for mowing positions. The candidate will have 3 yrs. verifiable commercial mowing experience and good supervisory skills. Starting salary DOE. All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen & physical. Apply in Person to HR at: Belknap Landscape Co., Inc., 25 Country Club Rd, Unit 302, Gilford, NH 03249. Phone: (603) 528-2798 Fax: (603) 528-2799 email:

Get the Best Help Under the Sun!

SUMMER positions. Some April thru October. All departments. Contact Greg at Geneva Point Center. 630-3292.

Starting at $2 per day Call 737.2020 or email

Machinist for Aerospace Work CNC milling equipment capabilities would be a plus 40 hr week Position Benefits available

AEROWELD, INC. 49 Blaisdell Avenue • Laconia, NH 03246


Part-time Housekeepers Belknap County, Laconia, N.H.

LTONTWO CLEAN, PDATED one bedrooms. eat/Hot Water included, no ogs. $640-$660/Month. 3-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

INNISQUAM: Small efficiency d a cottage including heat, hot ater, lights and cable. 75-$185 per week. $400 posit. No pets. 387-3864.


EDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, pen Year Round ... Studios, bedroom or 2-bedroom condos arting at $575 per month. ease call Wendy at 366-4316.

The Belknap County Nursing Home, is seeking Housekeepers to fill 2 part-time positions. These positions will require flexibility in scheduling of work hours. Currently, the schedule requires working every other weekend 7:00 am - 3:00 pm and week days 11:00 am - 5:00 pm totaling 20 hours per week. Come and be a part of our team where our mission is: “To care for our residents, as ourselves, with compassion, dignity and respect.” These positions are under the general supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor, and will perform cleaning procedures in accordance with facility policy. For further information and to view a full job description, visit Current Job Openings under the Departments/Human Resources tab at Minimum Qualifications: Duties do not require any formal education, general knowledge of cleaning materials and knowledge of safe working habits are preferred. Application: An application is required and may be picked up during normal business hours or one may be downloaded from our website. Resumes are encouraged, but will not serve as a replacement for the required application. You can fill out the on-line application and save it to your hard drive. You must print it out, sign it and submit the application to: Deb Laflamme, Human Resources, 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246; Phone 603-729-1245. Position will remain open until the close of business on February 17, 2012 with initial interviews scheduled shortly after that time. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V

HOMEMAKER COMPANION Up to 35 hours a week available. Reliable and insured automobile required. Perfect job for mothers & retirees. Flexible hours providing assistance with laundry, cleaning and meal preparation. Applications available at:

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 N Main St., Laconia, NH. 03246 9AM to 4 PM. Please, no phone calls. EOE

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Correction: Gilmanton Selectboard did not endorse appropriation of $45,000 to Year-Round Library A story in our Saturday, Feb. 11 edition about the Gilmanton Budget Committee’s recommendations for 2012 incorrectly stated that the Board of Selectmen has endorsed a warrant

article that calls for payer contribution to Library. The Budget vote to support the selectmen did not.

a $45,000 taxthe Year-Round Committee did article but the

GREECE from page 2 injured by gasoline bombs, rocks and other objects hurled at them, while at least 70 protesters were hospitalized. Police arrested 79 people — including a 14-year-old — and detained a further 92, while in several cases they had to escort fire crews to burning buildings after hooded and masked protesters prevented access, injuring four firefighters. Police also said they were investigating a complaint from a businessman that rioters demanded money to leave his establishment intact. A police statement said the suspects would be charged with offenses ranging from attempted murder and possession of explosives to looting. “(The rioters) intentionally picked traditional buildings to burn,” New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras said. “These scum must know that when the time comes I will rip off their hoods.” Athens Traders’ Association head Panaghis Karellas demanded the dismissal of

Public Order Minister Christos Papoutsis, and said afflicted shopowners should receive state compensation. “Once again, those in positions of responsibility, even though they should have been prepared, were unable to fulfill their duty and secure the well-being of citizens and visitors, cultural landmarks and historic buildings, public and private property and our country’s international image,” the association said in a statement. The ESEE national commerce confederation said most of the badly damaged shops will very likely never open again. “The center of the capital looks as if it has been bombed,” an ESEE statement said. The rioting began Sunday afternoon after more than 100,000 protesters marched to the parliament ahead of a vote on drastic austerity measures that include axing one in five civil service jobs over the next three years and slashing the minimum wage by more than a fifth.

GOP from page 2 ticket airline security fees. “Democrats’ refusal to agree to any spending cuts in the conference committee has made it necessary for us to prepare this fallback option to protect small business job creators and ensure taxes don’t go up on middle-class workers,” the GOP leadership statement said. Without action by Congress by the end of the month, payroll taxes will rise for 160 million Americans. The two percentage point tax cut delivers about $20 a week to a worker making $50,000 a year and a tax cut totaling $2,000 this year for someone making a $100,000 salary. Democrats were encouraged and said the development could break an impasse over the payroll tax proposal and the other expiring provisions. “We’ve been making the point that when (it comes to) tax cuts for folks at the very top, the House Republicans went to great lengths to change their rules to say you don’t have to pay for those,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. “And yet they’ve been saying that when it comes to a short-term, 10-month payroll tax cut for middle-

income people all of a sudden you have to pay for it.” “This is a major step forward in these negotiations,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. But Democrats also warned that decoupling the payroll tax from the larger legislation could jeopardize efforts to renew the jobless benefits and the fix to the Medicare payment formula. “It’s completely irresponsible to leave behind nearly five million unemployed Americans whose benefits will expire and 47 million seniors and disabled Americans whose access to health care would be jeopardized,” said Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., a member of the 20-lawmaker HouseSenate negotiating panel. The GOP move reflects a desire by party leaders to avoid a political hit if the payroll tax expires at the end of the month. And it would avoid burdening businesses with uncertainties regarding their payroll systems. On the other hand, jobless benefits lapsed for several weeks in 2010, and delays in adopting a so-called Medicare “doc’s fix” can be dealt with by delaying the processing of Medicare claims.

OBAMA from page 2 Obama’s budget blueprint reprises a long roster of prior proposals: raising taxes on couples making more than $250,000 a year; eliminating numerous tax breaks for oil and gas companies, and approving a series of smaller tax and fee proposals. Similar proposals failed even when the Democrats controlled Congress. The Pentagon would cut purchases of Navy ships and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters — and trim 100,000 troops from its rolls over coming years — while NASA would scrap two missions to Mars. But there are spending increases, too: The Obama plan seeks $476 billion for transportation projects including roads, bridges and a much-criticized high-

speed rail initiative. Grants for better performing schools would get a big increase under Obama’s “Race to the Top” initiative, and there would be an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth industries. Republicans accused the president of yet again failing to do anything meaningful to reduce deficits that could threaten the country with a European-style debt crisis unless they are wrestled under control. As a political document, the Obama plan blends a handful of jobs-boosting initiatives with poll-tested tax hikes on the rich, including higher taxes on dividends and income earned by hedge fund managers.



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