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Town may appeal but M’borough police given go ahead to form union
M O U LT O N B O R OUGH — Although the state labor board has ruled the town’s police officers can form a union, the chair of the Board of Selectmen said it is likely the town will appeal the ruling. The ruling, issued on Jan. 25 by the N.H. Public Employees Relations Labor Board, also said the move to be organized see uNION page 11
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Council signs off on Cabanel’s plan for Colonial advice
Mayor Seymour & Councilor Lipman stress city will walk away from option if non-profit doesn’t result By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — The City Council last night approved the structure of the Advisory Committee that will manage the acquisition and development of the Colonial Theater property, recommended by City Manager Eileen Cabanel. The committee will consist of three mem-
bers with business experience or theatrical backgrounds. Cabanel said that she hoped to draw someone closely associated with the Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center well versed in booking and presenting performers. Another member will bring a broader familiarity with cultural resources. Cabanel said that she would ask Van McLeod,
the New Hampshire Commissioner of Cultural Resources who is well acquainted with the effort to reopen the theater, to serve or, if he cannot because of his official position, to recommend some qualified individuals. A third member will be drawn from the educational community in anticipation that partnerships with the public schools and see COLONIaL page 12
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Tony and Carolyn Truell of Meredith and Les and Lee Pleeter of Gilford enjoy a Valentine’s Day afternoon of dancing hosted by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department’s Senior Moment-Um Program on Monday afternoon at the Gilford Community Church. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)
Wed. blood drive planned to salute baby born at 1 pound, 5 ounces By adaM drapcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
TILTON — Heather Bishop-Dumka knew she needed to do something unconventional for Brynne Salmon in honor of the birth of her friend’s first child. After all, when Brynne married Andrew Salmon, she
requested that her bridal shower guests bring donations to the New Hampshire Humane Society instead of gifts for her. So, in celebration of the birth of Lauryn Salmon, Bishop-Dumka has organized a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 16, from 2 to 7 p.m. at The Pines
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GM to pay more than $400-million is bonuses to hourly workers
DETROIT (AP) — Less than two years after entering bankruptcy, General Motors will extend millions of dollars in bonuses to most of its 48,000 hourly workers as a reward for the company’s rapid turnaround after it was rescued by the government. The payments, disclosed Monday in company documents, are similar to bonuses announced last week for white-collar employees. The bonuses to 76,000 American workers will probably total more than $400 million — an amount that suggests executives have increasing confidence in the automaker’s comeback. In the four years leading up to its 2009 bankruptcy, GM piled up more than $80 billion in losses and was burdened by enormous debt and costly labor contracts. “On the whole, we made tremendous progress last year,” CEO and Chairman Dan Akerson said Monday in an e-mail message see GM page 11
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Strikes spread in Egypt, worrying its Army CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of state employees, from ambulance drivers to police and bank workers, protested on Monday demanding better pay, in a growing wave of labor unrest rekindled by the democracy uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak’s regime. Egypt’s military rulers asked for an end to the protests in what could be a final warning before an outright ban. The military said it needed calm to implement what it promises will be an eventual handover to civilian rule under a new, more democratic system. It has set a swift timetable, saying it aims to have constitutional amendments drawn up within 10 days and a referendum to approve them within two months ahead of elections for a new parliament and ultimately a new civilian government, according to youth activists who met two of the top generals. The coalition of young activists who
organized the unprecedented protest movement pressured the military for new steps to ensure the autocratic system that has pervaded Egypt for the past 30 years is dismantled. Protesters welcomed the military’s takeover after Mubarak’s resignation, but many remain wary of its ultimate intentions. In a list of demands Monday, they called for the dissolving of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party and for the creation of a Cabinet of technocrats within 30 days. They want it to replace the current caretaker government, appointed by Mubarak after the protests erupted Jan. 25. “It is unacceptable that the same government which caused this revolution with its corrupt ways oversees the transitional period,” said Ziad al-Oleimi, a member of the coalition. A number of youth organizers met
Sunday with two generals from the Armed Forces Supreme Council, now the country’s official ruler. They called the meeting positive and were further encouraged by the military’s dissolving of parliament and suspending of the constitution, two of their top demands. The activists’ coalition has called off its protests centered at Tahrir Square for now as a gesture, and their camp has been cleared away by soldiers. The military’s patience with the strikes, which are independent of the activists, may be running out as it struggles to restore stability and get Egypt’s economy functioning again, after being hit heavily by three weeks of turmoil. Egypt’s dusty streets were transformed Monday into fertile ground for anyone with a grievance against anything. Employees of the National Bank of see EGYPT page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers looking to update their wardrobes may find their money won’t stretch as far. As the world economy recovers and demand for goods rises, a surge in raw material and labor costs is squeezing retailers and manufacturers who have run out of ways to pare expenses. Clothing prices had dropped for a decade as tame inflation and cheap overseas labor helped hold down manufacturers’ costs. During the recession, retailers and cloth-
ing makers cut frills and experimented with fabric blends to keep prices in check. But cotton has more than doubled in price over the past year, hitting all-time highs. The price of synthetic fabrics has jumped roughly 50 percent as demand for alternatives has risen. Clothing prices are expected to rise about 10 percent in coming months, with the biggest increases in the second half of the year, said Burt Flickinger III president of Strategic Resource Group.
Brooks Brothers’ wrinkle-free men’s dress shirts now cost $88, up from $79.50. Levi Strauss & Co., Wrangler jeans maker VF Corp., J.C. Penney Co., Nike and designer shoe seller Steve Madden also plan increases. More specifics on price increases are expected when clothing retailers such as J.C. Penney Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. report financial results this month. “All of our brands, every single brand, see CLOTHES page 9
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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: Building Code Board of Appeals Conservation Commission *Heritage Commission *Library Board of Trustees *Parks & Recreation Commission Planning Board *Putnam Fund *Trustee 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 Monday, February 28, 2011.
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Manchester man accused Lynch’s budget to call for laying off 255 state workers Lynch has given some peeks into his plan. Last CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. John of DUI, hitting police week, he said the budget will not contain any new Lynch is proposing to cut 255 jobs and make hunor higher taxes — something Republican House and dreds of changes to how government is structured cruiser on I-93 in Norhfield in a budget he presents to lawmakers this week, his Senate leaders also say won’t be in their plans. NORTHFIELD (AP) — A Manchester man has been arrested on drunken driving and other charges after police say he struck the side of a state police cruiser on Interstate 93. A trooper was sitting in his cruiser with the emergency lights on on the side of the interstate on Sunday when he said a passing vehicle hit the front driver side of the cruiser. The trooper said the vehicle — a Chevy Lumina — continued without stopped. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was pulled over more than a mile south of the accident. The driver — 26-year-old David Gile — faces charges of driving while intoxicated, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and conduct after an accident.
Manchester mayor asks for resignation of school board member cited in accident
MANCHESTER — (AP) — The mayor of New Hampshire’s largest city is calling for the resignation of a school board member facing a misdemeanor criminal charge that followed a minor traffic accident. Last week, Manchester school board member Kathleen Kelley was arrested and charged with striking three parked cars in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 and then driving away without notifying police. On Saturday, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas released a statement to WMURTV says that said he’s been consistent about zero tolerance. He says that unless Kelley has a “very good statement” about what happened she should resign. Kelley, who was charged with conduct after an accident, is due in Manchester District Court March 1. She did not immediately return a call Monday from the Associated Press seeking comment.
spokesman said Monday. Some of the jobs may be eliminated before the fiscal year begins July 1, the State Employees’ Association said Monday. “We are obviously disappointed that the administration is considering putting more people on the unemployment line rather than taking them off of it,” SEA President Diana Lacey said in a statement. The state laid off about 200 workers in the current budget, Lynch spokesman Colin Manning said. Lynch’s budget is the first step of a process, Lacey reminded New Hampshire’s 12,600 workers, most of whom the union represents. She said the union will work with state agencies to ensure state personnel rules are followed and laid-off workers are moved into other state jobs when possible. State agencies estimated last fall that the cost of maintaining existing staff and programs would cost the state $3.7 billion over the next two years, or 31 percent more than the past two years. That does not include more than $1 billion in education aid. The total budget when federal and other funding sources are added would be $12.4 billion, or a 14 percent increase. Lynch told agencies to prepare budgets that are 5 percent below what they were this fiscal year. Manning said the budget turns back the clock on state spending by spending less than it did four years ago.
Manning said core programs such as education, health care and public safety were protected. He said the budget restructures government and makes hundreds of changes. House Republican leaders said their version of the budget will spend 2 percent less from general state taxes than the current budget. Their spending level is expected to be much lower than Lynch’s and the Senate’s, which will have figures from the state’s bigger tax months of March and April to use in estimating the economy’s trend over the next two years. Last week, Lynch said he is not counting on any money from selling or leasing state assets to pay for state spending. That was proposed as a way to help balance this year’s budget, but Lynch said he is not expecting to receive any money from that. He said if any money comes into the state over the next two years, he will recommend putting it into savings. Lynch also said he believes the state should continue efforts to expand Interstate 93 from the Massachusetts border to Manchester and should continue to explore building a rail system from the border possibly to Concord. He said the state should not rule out rail because it does not know what the state’s future transportation needs will be. Lynch also will appear before a joint session of the House and Senate Finance Committees on Thursday to discuss his spending plan.
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Will multiculturalism be the end of Europe? Multiculturalism has “totally failed,” says German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “State multiculturalism has had disastrous results,” says Britain’s David Cameron. Is multiculturalism a failure in France? “My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure,” says President Nicolas Sarkozy. Ex-Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar has declared multiculturalism a failure in Spain, saying it divides and debilitates Western societies. Only in Canada and the U.S., it seems, is the issue still in dispute. Yet these European leaders are not leading anyone. They are far behind the people, and their belated appreciation of the idea of national identity is but a product of political panic. Take Merkel in Germany. Last summer, Thilo Sarrazin published a book the title of which may be translated as “Germany Abolishes Itself.” Sarrazin argued that Germany’s gastarbeiters, guest workers — Turks, Kurds, Arabs — are dumbing down the nation. While Germany’s birth rate fell below replacement levels decades ago, these foreigners with less intelligence and much higher dropout, welfare and crime rates are rapidly replacing the declining German population. “It is a matter of culture,” said Sarrazin, and “Islam is the culture.” This is why Muslim immigrants are “socially, culturally and intellectually inferior to most everyone else.” Yet Sarrazin did use the phrase a “genetic minus” to describe migrants from the Middle East. Were these the ravings of a neo-fascist intellectual and closet admirer of the late Fuhrer? Not at all. Sarrazin was a proud member of the Social Democratic Party of Willy Brandt and a board member of the Bundesbank. With Merkel and the German establishment howling for his head, Thilo resigned, unrepentant. Twothirds of Germans said he had a right to speak his mind, a third said they agreed with him, and “Germany Abolishes Itself” has sold over a million copies. It was in response to the firestorm of the Sarrazin affair that Merkel discovered that multiculturalism was a failure. Her EU colleagues have since been falling all over one another to agree. Another factor has contributed to the sudden awakening of the EU’s elite — an explosion of anti-immigrant parties that are siphoning off working-class voters from socialist parties and nationalist voters from conservative parties. Among these are Jean-Marie Le Pen’s National Front in France, the British National Party, the Vlaams Belang in Belgium, Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party in Holland, the Swiss People’s Party of Christoph
Blocher, which won the battle to ban the burka, the Austrian Freedom Party and Alliance for Austria’s Future, the Jobbik Party of Hungary, the Lega Nord in Italy, which favors secession, the Danish People’s Party, and the Sweden Democrats, who just won a toehold in parliament. What these parties share is that all are anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and ethnonational. They want to retain, or restore, a nation of, by and for their own kind, with its own history, holidays, heroes, language, literature, music and art. They are fiercely resistant to any dilution of the ethnic composition or cultural character of their countries. What is the menace of multiculturalism these people see? From Moscow to Marseilles, from Stockholm to Sicily, they see the Muslims pouring in and creating tiny nations within the nation, and being unwilling to embrace a new identity as Englishmen, French or German. And their fears are not unjustified. For just as the populist parties are deeply ethnonational, proud of their identity as Swiss, Austrian, German, English, Dutch or Flemish, the newcomers, too, are deeply ethnonational: Turkish, Arab and African. And Islam is a faith that is itself anti-multicultural. Devout Muslims do not believe all religions are equal. They believe there is one God, Allah, and submission to his law is the path to paradise. They do not believe in freedom of speech and the press if it means mocking the Prophet. They do not believe in Western dress codes or mixing men and women in schools and sports. They do not believe all lifestyles are equal. Some think adulterers should be stoned and honor killings are justified for girls who disgrace the family. They wish to live their faith and their culture in our countries, to live alongside us but to dwell apart. “If you come to France,” said Sarkozy last week, “you accept to melt into a single community, which is the national community, and if you do not want to accept that, you cannot be welcome in France.” A little late for that. Some 5-million to 8-million Arabs and Muslims are in France, their birth rate is higher, and more are on the way. The real questions: Whose idea was it to bring these people in? And what do France, Britain and Germany do if they say: This is a democracy, we will live as we wish to live, according to our beliefs, not yours. How does a liberal, permissive society that celebrates diversity impose its values on a militant immigrant minority that rejects them? Answer: It doesn’t. All the rest is chatter. This is what James Burnham meant when he wrote that liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.
LETTERS 45/30 speed limit has made for a lot more enjoyable boating To the editor, It amazes me that it only took Dave about 1,400 words to tell the world that he doesn’t like the 45/30 mph speed limits on Lake Winnipesaukee. We think we could have said a lot more with many fewer words. For his information: in U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Reports for the years 1960 through 2009, minus the 1961 data which isn’t listed, excessive speed has been listed as a major known primary cause of accidents. But then in his last 56 years of life, history or factual data don’t seem to be his chosen field of study. Therefore he can’t possibly know that equipment and machinery failure when combined with excessive speed can make the boat traveling 65 mph an unguided missile. Said failures also major causes of boating accidents that include collision with other vessels. But we guess that would not concern him if he had family or friends aboard his boat within less than a minute from an unguided missile. A lot of us seem to forget that just
because we live in New Hampshire we are not immune to any and all types of accidents on the highways or waterways in our state or any other. We can remember many fatal accidents on the big lake, going back 30 years or less, two very recent ones come to mind. While the “experts” claim that neither of the most current accidents have anything to do with excessive speed as an ex - law enforcement officer with some past accident re-construction experience, we would beg to differ. After over 40 years as an owner /operator of boats on Winnipesaukee we do have a little knowledge of what’s going on. In spite of Dave’s dislike of the 45/30 mph speed limits it has been a lot more enjoyable boating for the last two years with more civility and less harassment from folks like him until just recently. We have asked the Senate Transportation Committee and the entire N.H. Senate to ITL Senate Bill 27 Bill Bertholdt Gilford
Alternate engine for ﬁghter jet is prime example of ‘pork’ To the editor, My favorite time of year has arrived: congressional budgeting. I was hoping that with a new wave of freshman congressional members, this year would be different than years past. I was hoping that the budget cuts Americans have been seeking for years will finally be realized, and yet I fear that without some strong prodding by the American people, they won’t be. One prime example of wasteful spending that Congress SHOULD cut this year is the alternate engine for the joint strike fighter. Similar to having Toyota build a second engine for your Ford car – this alternate engine is something the Pentagon has made clear it does not want. This is why, for the past four years, they have not asked Congress to fund it. And yet, because funding for this
alternate engine serves as “pork” some congressional members can bring home to their district, it continues to receive hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Targeted by groups like Citizens Against Government Waste, Americans for Tax Reform and the Center for Fiscal Accountability as a wasteful project, Americans are starting to take notice. That’s why, as Congress goes through another round of budget debates, we as taxpayers need to call our Members of Congress and tell them to STOP wasting our money and cut the pork barrel projects like the alternate engine for the joint strike fighter out of this year’s budget once and for all! Judith Krahulec Laconia
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LETTERS 2nd Amendment doesn’t confer a blanket right that can’t be regulated To the editor, Many gun-rights advocates love to cite the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution without understanding its real meaning or historical context. The Second Amendment has more to do with a STATE’s right to have a military force, such as an Air or Army National Guard than with an individual’s right to “bear arms.” At the time this amendment was ratified in 1791, such state military forces were called militias and consisted of every able bodied male in the community who mustered with their personal hunting rifles in times of public crisis or danger. That was the way early militia were organized. Punctuation can change the meaning of a phrase or sentence. I recommend reading the Second Amendment with and without the punctuation to find out what the Founders were talking about. Today, our state National Guard units are trained by the Federal Armed Forces. I might point out that the Second Amendment recognizes a state’s right to have a “well-regulated” militia. A well-regulated militia is one that is well-trained, is subject to a legal chain of command, and is under the authority of the elected, civilian governor of a state and ultimately, that of the President of the United States who can federalize these state troops at anytime. A well-regulated militia is not a bunch of anti-government activists or white supremacists dressing up like soldiers and playing army in the woods whether or not they call themselves a “militia.” Actually, while the courts have recognized a individual’s right to bear arms, this right is limited. All Constitutional rights are subject to reasonable limitations. This is called the balance test. In determining the
degree to which a right can be exercised, the courts balance that right against other people’s rights and the general good of society. For example, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once pointed out, the First Amendment guarantee of free speech does not mean that you can shout “fire” in a crowded theater when there is no fire. Nor does Freedom of Religion give one the right to practice human sacrifice or to deny medical treatment to minor children on religious grounds. The individual’s right to bear arms is even more limited than the First Amendment. In fact, the right of a citizen to own and use firearms is more like a privilege than a right. We have regulated gun ownership in many ways for a long time. We do not sell weapons to convicted felons or those who have been convicted of domestic violence. We limit where a person can carry a weapon and prohibit them completely in schools and in most other public buildings (but not in the New Hampshire Statehouse!) We do not allow private citizens to possess the same weapons that the police or military have. That would be irresponsible and crazy. Such reasonable limitations on gun rights are not unconstitutional or unpatriotic. They are just common sense. We could go still further in making society safe while still respecting the right of sane, law-abiding citizens to own guns. We could ask that in return for this right, an individual be required to have a background check into his or her mental health. Currently, these records are confidential as they should be. However, a person could be asked to undergo a check of his or her medical records in return for the right to purchase a gun. E. Scott Cracraft Gilford
HB-537 is a disaster for those of us dependent on state pensions To the editor, Having devoted nearly a third of my lifetime to serving the people of New Hampshire, I cannot begin to tell you with how much dismay and even panic I have experienced reading a draft of HB-537. This bill might work for those with soft cushions they can rely on for their retirement years, but for someone who is dependent on his pension and Social Security to meet the expenses of living, this bill is something of a disaster. We retirees thought we were doing reasonable planning by investing in
the retirement fund. We relied on the good faith and honesty of our elected officials to ensure that it would not be toyed with to meet short term political aims. For some of us, passage of this bill would be tantamount to throwing a bunch of formerly devoted employees out on the street. I hope our leaders in Concord will consider deeply the implications of provisions of this bill and vote ought not to pass. Neal Steiger Lakeland, Florida (formerly of Franklin, NH)
Women’s Club will again sell baked goods to M’borough voters To the editor, The Moultonborough Women’s Club will again bring their home baked goods to the Town Election on March 8th at the Public Safety Building. It has been a long tradition of the Women’s Club to host sales at all elections, Town Meeting and at the 4th of July Library Book Sale. The Women’s Club has been very successful over many years with fundraisers to support local organizations and favorite cause-local scholarships. $55,000 has been awarded since year
2000. Last year was a banner year-8 scholarships totaling $8750 was given to local students. The Women appreciate the residents who continue to support the bake sales. They have bonded with the club though those tasty morsels! The women thank their supporters and invite everyone to visit on March 8th and enjoy a bag lunch at the Town Meeting on March 12. Carol Bamberry MWC President
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LETTERS Colonial Theater can once again be center of our city’s vitality To the editor, Recently, the potential for the return of the performing arts to Laconia has made progress with respect to a future revitalization and the reopening of the historic Colonial Theater for live arts and film. City Hall is helping to broker the facility to potential suitors/ investors and there is a movement in progress to have it recognized by the National Registry of Historic Places — something long overdue. The “world premier” of the epic film, “The Return to Peyton Place” was in that theatre – the world premiere! Live performances by know celebrities once filled the 1915 venue for decades. The recent meeting at the Belknap Mill on January 31 showed forward progress and a glass half-full, not half-empty. There has been a request by the city manager to bring the public “back into the fold” and the energy is still there for those with vision and imagination, not the negativity of one or two naysayers who attended the presentation of the feasibility report by Webb Consulting. The Friends of the Colonial need to step up to the plate now and become proactive! There have been local citizen groups, social media websites (Facebook) and media input into endorsing its revival as a focal point for the downtown rebirth of businesses that would “support the performing arts and a return of vitality” to the area in general, not just for Laconia. Some residents have written letters and made suggestions over 10 years, citing the historic value of the building and the need for the arts. Residents cited the benefits: those venues aside from local entertainment, being restaurants, gift shops, clothing stores, cafes and shops, etc. that would augment/and benefit from a venue that once “drew” locals and “out of state visitors” year-round. It would revitalize the economy and meet social, community-based activities and functions including school performances/dance recitals in dire need of a larger venue. Distinguished speakers, political events and cabaret style performances have also been suggested as sustained income generators in addition to relevant musical attractions that draw (i.e nationally know comedians, folk, jazz and R&B notables) and fill 1,000 seats. Many other towns in N.H. have achieved similar projects, some eight or nine, and had their city council’s support. Community support, the people, achieved each task successfully. To date, the renovation efforts in Laconia have been overseen somewhat autonomously by City Hall but local advocates for the arts are anxious to help, hands on. Prior comments by some city council members were less encouraging in the past . . .reluctant to jump in like other towns have successfully done. To the point that “it was not the council’s responsibility to revive the downtown.” Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes their leadership and supportive residents in toto. We have a mayor who sees the project as vital and important to the city and community — a problem-solver in thought and deeds. Part of the plan for the Colonial’s
revival considered options/or the utilization of nearby facilities to attract a private owner(s) and facilitate the process of a renaissance of the entire Baldi block. Some have regarded the project as “stand alone” and others as a “grander scheme” . . . with broader vision of the block in total. The Webb consulting group “for feasibility” leans that way as well — a grander scheme. They have done this before, over 200 times across the USA. Laconia residents need to listen to them for we are not reinventing the wheel here; Laconia is not the only town to take on such a task and succeed. Step-wise it is doable. A student project by graphic and architectural designer graduate student, Stephanie Wentworth, was on private display in the Belknap Mill (courtesy of John Moriarty, director) for some time and her brilliant collation of the theater and surrounding buildings (including Bloom’s) was a masterpiece in conceptual architecture and broad utility. It was free consulting as well, volunteer assisted. The display harbored and married a restaurant and the performance center, atriums, general utility space and walkways that would have impressed the late, Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Few in the public sector had the opportunity to see Ms. Wentworth’s display that incorporated structural changes that would meet needed codes, new novel seating designs of 800-900 and set designs and decor, right down to the fabrics for the drapes and accent pieces that mimicked the old photos of the famed Colonial in 1915. It addressed the Italian frescos in need of repair and the gilded ceilings/stage and related accoutrements, which Mr. Piscopo had originally built. The area where Bloom’s currently resides was to be a multipurpose area for entertainment, food or the potential of a culinary institute and restaurant/cafe. It was meant to be multifunctional to appeal during ‘off theater hours” and generate income and open-air vitality/ camaraderie to meet those needs, pre and post performances. With Bloom’s unavailable, the local community college still supports the overall project in a revised form, as the current president has recently ascribed. Some months back, when we were invited for personal input by the New York consultants (Duncan Webb; Webb Management Services, NYC) regarding the feasibility of the Colonial project in general, the interviewer indicated that the Webb staff was to view Ms. Wentworth’s project /conceptual design at the Belknap Mill before they returned to N.Y. Some of Webb’s staff may have seen it for Duncan Webb was complimentary of the idea, even at the January 31 open forum. An extended public viewing of Stephanie’s concept would have benefited the public and still could be beneficial. No words can replace the visual impact and the public still needs to see it, if not for inherent value, but for continuity! We, who support the Colonial’s “rebirth,” do not take issue with the entrepreneurial spirit of the people that will occupy Bloom’s as an antique
center or with Mr. Bloom for that matter. . . It was their right to pursue that avenue with Mr. Bloom and its vacancy to date surely a financial hardship to the owner I suspect. A modification of Stephanie’s ideas could still involve other portions of the same city block. A Plan B perhaps. Her original vision (Plan A) conceptually augmented “the saleability of the Colonial” if one were to follow the successful model of the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth N.H. — recent renovations of a historic theatre, lobby and restaurant combination. Alex Ray (Common Man) had that same vision. . . and a similar approach in Laconia makes sense to maximize the Colonial’s vast utility and potential economic impact. . . for it should not be viewed as Laconia specific, but of a “wider geographical impact,” county and state wide. The recent loss of Bloom’s availability makes Ms. Wentworth’s vision and brilliant architectural design somewhat less applicable in toto, but leaves a portion still feasible if the city/new owners go forth with some of her preconceived ideas. A future owner may have his/her own agenda and architectural design, but would find her vision appealing and feasible in the grand scheme of things.
Retrospectively, the loss of Bloom’s may have been an opportunity missed by the city (an option to hold would have been nice) but the new occupants will remain a piece of the overall puzzle and a perpetual “draw” to the downtown. The Citizen and The Sun recently ran editorials or articles that looked at the comparative perception of a “glass half full” or “half empty” as to how the Colonial’s appeal to buyers and support will fare from this point on. The project remains positive and overwhelmingly community-supported as indicative of the attendance at the two, crowded open forums. In closing, thank you Stephanie Wentworth . . . you are ahead of your time. I surmise much of your vision will still end up in the overall plans for the historic theater’s renaissance. Positive thoughts, and organized, stepwise approaches of an advisory committee (to be appointed by the city), will move this forward. We cannot afford “to not do this renovation.” The Colonial was the “center” of the city’s vitality for decades and can once again be the focal point – a center point needed, like a wheel hub, to aggregate the spokes of the businesses that will radiate from its core. J P Polidoro Laconia
My Constituent Nights for S’ton & Tilton will begin next week To the editor, As a State Representative, I am announcing monthly Constituent Nights at town offices in Tilton and Sanbornton, starting this month, as the 2011 Session of the New Hampshire Legislature gets underway. I was re-elected in November. I held similar contsituent meetings last year and will continue to make myself available to people “on both sides of the aisle” within District 2. I thought his program was successful last year, as I met with about 40 residents overall. I think doing what I can to help people, no matter what party they belong to, is pretty important and this has been a good way to hear their concerns and see what I can do to help. I have assisted residents of both towns in a number of matters and all discussions are held in confidence. Should I not have the answers a constituent’s needs, I am willing to find the answers and steer them in the
right direction. Some of the issues brought to me are on the federal government level and while I can’t always help, I can tell a constituent where to with whatever questions or problems they have. This session, I am on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committees. I am also a member of the Belknap County Delegation and was recently elected to the Executive Board. I was very honored by that election and if anyone has a question or issue on the county level, I am also available to work with concerns in that area. Beginning this month, Constituent Nights will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Tilton Town Hall and on the fourth Monday of each month at the Sanbornton Town Offices. Questions or concerns can also be e-mailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rep. Dennis Fields Belknap County District 2
Excellent speakers discussed the economic times we live in To the editor, To those who like to know that their elected representatives are working hard to NOT take any more from your “fixed” income. Perhaps your fixed income is being a parent with school children, a home mortgage, being unemployed and have had your ability to earn the same or more is now out of your reach in this economy. Are you receiving a monthly check for money you paid into to 45 plus years known as Social Security or a disability check? Your president says that you — for the third year — will not be getting a Cost of Living adjustment, though the cost for your medicine, heating oil, gasoline, and food has risen rapidly in this past year.
During the four hours of the Saturday version of my six days a week radio program there were some excellent speakers discussing these economic times. If you go to wezs.com and find the podcast for Saturday “By the Hour” you would get something out of every hour, however, here is who and when. HOUR 3: Area state reps Collette Worsman, Guy Comtois, and Harry Accornero talking the county budget. HOUR 4: Laconia Daily Sun Publisher Ed Engler and former Ward 2 Laconia Councilor Tom Brown talking about health care and taking calls. All did a great job! Niel Young Laconia
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LETTERS Conflict between special interests & common good is crux of issue To the editor, You have probably read recently that a new senate bill, SB 27, which would rescind boating speed limits for Lake Winnipesaukee, has been introduced. The current boating speed limits were signed into law just last year after several years of hard effort by those who believed that the environment of unregulated speed on Lake Winnipesaukee was inconsistent with New Hampshire’s official policy covering public waters [RSA 270:1(II)] which guarantees that public waters will be managed as a resource for “the safe and mutual enjoyment of a variety of uses.” In a nutshell, SB-27 replaces the objective standard in the current law, a speed limit of 45 mph daytime and 30 mph night time, with a watereddown and subjective standard of “speed that is reasonable and prudent”. In addition, SB-27 eliminates the requirement contained in the current boating speed limit law, “that any conviction [of violating the boating speed limit] shall be reported to the commissioner of the Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, and shall become a part of the motor vehicle driving record of the person convicted”, replacing that penalty with “a slap on the wrist”, i.e., fines beginning at $250 for the first offense. The so-called Safe Boaters of NH (SBONH) maintain that the purpose of SB-27 is to improve boating safety and make enforcement of safe boating practices more manageable. However, one cannot help being skeptical of this stated purpose. It appears to many of us that SB-27 is no more than the gofast boaters’ version of a Trojan Horse, a ploy that, if passed, will facilitate a return to a boating environment where “anything goes” and that the only consequence of operating a boat unreasonably or imprudently is a small fine. With SB-27 coming up soon for consideration, it is an appropriate time to remind N.H. legislators of the reasons why so many N.H. residents and lake users believe a boating speed limit is necessary for Lake Winnipesaukee. To the majority of lake users unregulated speed and many inexperienced boat drivers combined with the typically variable conditions (wind, waves, wakes, bright sun, etc.) on the lake leads to a higher risk environment. The need for lake users to be constantly on the alert for boats passing at closing speeds of 60-100 feet per second or faster (a boat traveling 60 mph covers 88 feet in a second) creates an environment of increased anxiety and concern for one’s safety and detracts significantly from many
people’s enjoyment of the lake. This is particularly true for the many lake users who prefer more passive pursuits on the lake such as canoeing, kayaking, swimming around a raft or sailing a small boat. For any who dismiss this reaction as being contrived, think about how fast your adrenalin spikes while trying to walk cross a highway when cars are rushing by at high speeds. Consider also how this feeling would be magnified if you were also responsible for getting not only yourself but your family safely across. After hearing testimony in public hearings, letters, emails and public opinion polls from thousands of N.H. citizens that something had to be done about this issue our legislators eventually passed the boating speed limit law last June by a considerable margin (77-percent of the House voted in favor of the speed limits) and it was signed into law last June. Now less than eight months after it became law, a small special interest group led by the SBONH continues to argue that, regardless of the concerns of the majority of lake users, it is their “right” to operate boats with no speed restrictions on the lake. Somehow, they have even convinced a few legislators to sponsor SB-27, a bill which rescinds the speed limits. This conflict between a special interest group and the “common good” is the crux of the issue. Unfortunately there are far too many examples of how acquiescing to the objectives of special interest groups has resulted in the diminution a public resource’s value. I think that the majority of N.H. residents and lake users believe that it is time to accept the reality that the “common good” needs to prevail over the continued pressure of the go-fast boating interests before Lake Winnipesaukee, the jewel in N.H.’s crown, is no longer the unique resource that N.H. residents and visitors have come to appreciate. NH legislators should consider carefully that if a special interest group’s “freedom” results in infringement upon others’ quality of life and enjoyment of a unique resource held in common, perhaps N.H.’s “Live Free or Die” philosophy is not an adequate rationale for opposing the boating speed limits. I urge you to contact your legislators and urge them to vote “ITL” (inexpedient to legislate) on SB-27 and to support the current 45/30 law without any changes. You can find your legislator’s contact information on www. nh.gov. Weldon Bosworth Gilford
SB-27: So a privileged few may fly around the lake in thunder boats To the editor, So let’s see if I got this straight, rather than just stay with the very reasonable 45 MPH speed limit on our lake that has allowed it to “provide for the safe and mutual enjoyment of a variety of uses”, in accordance with RSA 270;1-II, we have Dave Nix of Belmont telling us that smaller boats should be limited to within 150 ft of shore and no-wake speed, and Kevin Parziale, also of Belmont, telling us
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Cabin Fever Festival restaurateurs gather to make plans for the February 18th event which begins at the Historic Belknap Mill, progresses to the six restaurants where signature dishes will be served around six outdoor ﬁre-pits. Returning to Mill guests can warm-up to the nostalgic sounds of Annie & the Orphans which will be playing 1950s-60s style music at a sock hop. Pictured wearing ﬂamboyant socks made every week at the Belknap Mill, and dawning cold weather attire are: Anitol, “Annie” Paquette (center), front man of Annie & the Orphans; (left to right around him) Erin Roberts of The Black Cat Cafe, Carla Peterson of Hector’s Fine Foods & Sprits, Kevin Halligan of the Laconia Village Bakery, Reuben Bassett of Burrito Me, Jami Harman of Awakenings Espresso Cafe. Soda Shoppe representation was missing at the time the photo was taken but that downtown ﬁxture very much part of the picture on Friday. (Courtesy photo)
Wandering 6 course meal & sock hop planned for downtown Laconia on Friday night to be a certain cure for Cabin Fever BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — With a couple more months of winter weather yet ahead, organizers of an event planned for Friday want local residents to realize that there’s plenty of reasons to come out of hibernation early. The Historic Belknap Mill and the Better Together organization are putting together a “Cabin Fever Festival” on the evening of February 18, which is designed to get people out of their homes and into the fresh winter air, explore six Laconia restaurants and finish the evening with a sock hop dance. John Moriarty, executive director of the Belknap Mill, said the festival came about because his organization was planning to host a concert with classic rock band “Annie and the Orphans” for February 18, when he learned from Tammy Levesque, community health educator for Lakes Region HEAL (Healty Eative Active Living), that she was working with Better Together to plan an event for the same time, taking advantage of that night’s full moon. Instead of designing competing events, they decided to fuse their concepts together. The result is an evening that combines a walking tour of downtown, starting at 5 p.m., consuming a sixcourse meal in the process, and concluding the evening with an Annie and the Orphans concert at the Belknap
Mill. Only 300 tickets will be sold. The Mill is also where the tour starts, before heading first to the Soda Shoppe, then to Hector’s Restaurant, the Black Cat Cafe, Burrito Me, the Village Bakery and finally to Awakenings Espresso Cafe. Each restaurant, said Moriarty, has been asked to create a healthy course, which will be served outside around fire pits placed at each location. Moriarty noted that the flat and easy route, which traces the circumference of the downtown area, can be completed with about 800 foot steps, which he said illustrates what a “walkable community” the city is and that there are several nice restaurants just a few steps apart. “We decided it would be a great idea to bring the community together,” said Moriarty. Participating restaurants are donating their food to the event, and Annie and the Orphans are performing at what he called “significantly reduced” rates, allowing organizers to offer the event at the reasonable cost of $10 per adult and $5 for children younger than 12 – not a bad price for a six-course meal followed by live entertainment. With prices like that, Moriarty encouraged interested persons to buy their tickets early by calling the Belknap Mill’s box office at 524-8813. Proceeds will be used to fund the ongoing preservation of the Belknap Mill building.
Fugitive at heart of September stand-off in Belmont has dates with 2 judges today By Gail OBer
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LACONIA — The former city man who was the proximate cause of an all-night standoff last September in Belmont will face his past today when the county prosecutor will seek to send him back to prison for his role in a 2003 drug deal. In a motion to bring forward and impose a sentence, Interim County Attorney Carley Ahern will ask Judge James O’Neill III to return Christopher M. Kelly, 34, to New Hampshire State Prison for the balance of a 3 1/2-to-7 year sentence for selling crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics officer outside the Tyler Street Market on May 28, 2003. When he was convicted and sentenced on Aug. 10, 2004, all of his sentence was suspended for 15 years upon good behavior. Ahern’s pleading said the aforementioned sentence was consecutive to a 2 1/2-to-7 year state prison sentence for conspiracy to commit narcotics sale. The sentence also involved a 1999 parole violation. Kelly, who over the summer had been released from prison in another state, returned to New Hampshire and allegedly was staying with Alisha Morgan of Union Road in Belmont. According to Ahern’s motion, state parole and probation officers had been looking for Kelly since early June for violation of parole warrant regarding the 2004 conviction. When the U. S. Marshals and Belknap County Joint Fugitive Task Force learned of his whereabouts on Sept. 3, the Belknap County Special Operations Group, with search and arrest warrants in hand, surrounded Morgan’s home at 672 Union Road to apprehend him. CLOTHES from page one will take some price increases,” said Eric Wiseman, chairman and CEO of VF Corp., which makes clothes for The North Face, Nautica, Wrangler and Lee brands. Cotton accounts for half the production cost of jeans, which make up about one-third of VF’s sales, Wiseman told investors in November. Higher costs also will affect how clothes are made. Clothing makers are using more synthetics like rayon and designing jeans with fewer beads and other embellishments. Shoppers also will have fewer color choices. Retailers are trying to figure out whether the consumer demand that gave them strong holiday sales will last. The fear is higher prices will nip it in the bud. Stores that cater to lowand middle-income shoppers will have the hardest time passing along price increases. “We have been so used to deflation for years and years,” said David Bassuk, managing director in the retail practice of AlixPartners. “Customers are going to be surprised.” Janice Mignanelli of Washington Township, N.J., doesn’t want any surprises. “’I’m not going to spend any more than $50 for a pair of jeans,” said Mignanelli, a stay-at-home mom shopping at The Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., last week. “I’ll just
Morgan exited the house and was detained by police. She is facing one misdemeanor charge for hindering apprehension for allegedly lying to police about whether or not Kelly was in her home. For the next six hours, Kelly, Morgan’s 4-year-old daughter, and another woman, Diamond Morrill, 19, remained inside. At some point in the early morning of the standoff, three shots were fired at police from inside the home, allegedly by Morrill. Just after day break, police, now assisted by members of the N.H. State Police SWAT unit, convinced Kelly’s to leave the house and bring the 4-yearold with him. Police entered the home and allegedly found Morrill hiding under a blanket in a bedroom with a handgun nearby. For his alleged role in the September standoff, a Belknap County grand jury indicted Kelly for felony level criminal restraint for allegedly forcing Morgan’s daughter to stay inside the home while Morrill was firing a gun. Ahern’s motion before the court today states that the imposition of Kelly’s previous sentence is warranted and asks the court to find the initial trust underlying his suspended sentence was misplaced. Kelly is also scheduled to appear in Laconia District Court in the afternoon on two outstanding charged leveled by Laconia police. In those matters, city police charged Kelly with aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident on July 20, 2008. City police also allege that Kelly fled from them in February of 2010 during an attempt to arrest him. have to cut back on the extras.” Even affluent shoppers, whose spending has rebounded, may bristle. “It does give me some pause,” said Jimmy Franco, a 47-year-old publicity executive and fan of Brooks Brothers’ shirts. “Instead of buying two, I may just get one and a pair of socks. There’s a certain amount of money that I’m prepared to spend.” Cotton has jumped to a 150-yearhigh, hitting $1.90 per pound on Friday. That’s more than double the price a year ago and just ahead of the $1.89 record during the Civil War, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee. But the Civil War-era price isn’t adjusted for inflation, and the cotton group says it doesn’t have an adjusted figure available. The government inflation calculator only goes back to 1913, but at that point $1.89 had the same general power buying power as $41.63 does today. Cotton prices began soaring in August of 2010 after bad weather cut harvests in major producing countries including China, the U.S., Pakistan and Australia. Restrictions on exports from India, the world’s second-largest cotton exporter behind China, have also produced cotton shortages. On top of that, worldwide demand for cotton has risen as the global economy improves.
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Maren Boothby, founder and president of Boothby Therapy Services, has grown her business from a one-woman operation 13 years ago to a practice that employs 47 therapists and works in 131 schools in New Hampshire. Boothby was recognized earlier this month as an “Outstanding Woman in Business” by the New Hampshire Business Review. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
Founder & president of Boothby Therapy Services named one of N.H.’s ‘Outstanding Women in Business’ By AdAm drApcho LACONIA — When Maren Boothby started Boothby Therapy Services 13 years ago, she was the sole employee of a business that operated out of her Meredith home. Since then, the speech language therapy practice has grown to employ 47 occupational and speech language therapists and serves students in 131 schools in New Hampshire. In recognition of her success, Boothby was named one of six “Outstanding Women in Business” by the New Hampshire Business Review. The recognition was celebrated at an event on February 9 in Manchester. Boothby Therapy Services offers speech and occupational therapy to school districts on a contract basis. The company also consults with districts to help improve their special education departments and also offers consulting services with regard to alternative augmentative communication devices. In an interview last week at her office on North Main Street in Laconia, Boothby attributed the success of her company to a single innovation which she’s leveraged to attract high-quality therapists and keep happy the school districts with which she contracts. Boothby’s innovation is what she calls a “datadriven needs analysis,” a tool she developed based upon data published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association regarding the amount of
therapy required to address given problems. Boothby used that data to create a computer program – first on Microsoft Excel, though it has evolved over the years – to predict for school districts how much therapy their students would need. She developed the program, she said, after seeing talented and dedicated therapists who were overloaded. Because they were given too great a workload, the therapists couldn’t spend the time they needed to with their clients. The resulting situation was frustrating for all involved – therapist, school district, parents and students. “When you’re dealing with kids, and you can’t give them the services they need, that’s a hard thing to walk away from at the end of the day,” Boothby said. To protect herself from such an undesirable situation, Boothby created her needs analysis, which she said has proven accurate with a margin of error of 5-percent for 80-percent of cases. The analysis tool has resulted in a two-fold advantage for Boothby Therapy Services. The first result was that school districts looking for speech therapy services were pleased to have such an accurate budgeting tool and were further pleased when the therapy, free of the burden of too-great a caseload, was effective. Shortly after going into business, Boothby had enough demand to hire her first therapist. The second and third came quickly afterward. see next page
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UNION from page one by the New England Police Benevolent Association, an AFL-CIO affiliate, and shall include sergeants and corporals as part of the bargaining unit. “It’s my opinion that the decision will be appealed,” said Selectman’s Chair Joel R. Mudgett. According to the proposed bargaining unit’s president, Cpl. Jason Boucher, the decision to organize came last June and the primary reason is for job security and the support a large organization the NEPBA can bring to individual officers. “We have a great respect for the selectmen and the town,” Boucher said who emphasized the proposed union has nothing to do with salaries. “We’ve always gotten along well with the town and the selectmen.” Boucher said a decision by the town to appeal to a full PERLB review is “not surprising.” “It would be great if they didn’t, but if they do, it’s not unexpected,” he said. The town prosecutor is the only position in the original petition that cannot be included in the proposed bargaining unit because he is also an employee of Sandwich and “lacks a community of
interest with the other employees of the unit,” wrote hearings officer Karina A Mozgovaya. The decision to include sergeants in the bargaining unit was also opposed by the town, but Mozgovaya ruled that the three sergeants and one corporal have limited supervisory roles and only the chief has the power to recommend disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. “Neither sergeants nor corporal(s) have authority to suspend an employee without pay,” ruled Mozgovaya who added sergeants and corporals have little to no authority to hire or fire. She also ruled the executive assistant can join the unit because she has no access to personnel or confidential information, which can be accessed only by the chief. The town challenged the prosecutor, the three sergeants, the executive assistant, one probational employee and two part-time dispatchers and, had they succeeded, there may not have been enough employees to meet the state minimum of 10 people needed to organize said Boucher. If the ruling stands, the bargaining unit will have 14 people.
GM from page one to employees announcing the payments. “With our collective teamwork, this can be just the beginning.” The company made $4.2 billion in the first nine months of 2010 and is expected to announce a fourth-quarter profit soon. Most of GM’s hourly workers will get a record payment of more than $4,000 — more than double the previous record in 1999, at the height of the boom in sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. Nearly all 28,000 white-collar workers such as engineers and managers will get 4 to 16 percent of their base pay. A few — less than 1 percent — will get 50 percent or more. Bill Selesky, an auto industry analyst with Argus Research in New York, called the recovery “dra-
matic” and said the payments were needed to stop talent from jumping to other automakers, especially crosstown rival Ford. The company, he added, is also trying to send a message: “It’s the new GM.” But the bonuses drew criticism from an opponent of the auto industry bailout in Washington who said GM should repay its entire $49.5 billion loan before offering bonuses. “Since the taxpayers helped these companies out of bankruptcy, the taxpayers should be repaid before bonuses go out,” said Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. “It sends a message that those in charge take shareholders, in this case the taxpayers, for a sucker.”
from preceding page The second benefit, she said, was that the accuracy of the analysis protected her therapists, kept them happy and attracted high-quality talent. She’s sought to make her company the more attractive by developing personnel policies that welcome therapists with families and lives outside of work. “One of the biggest ways we’ve grown is with moms who want a part-time job,” she said. “Therapists are in jobs where they have personal satisfaction – their jobs enrich their lives.” Boothby was born in Connecticut, to a family of educators. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from George Washington University and was considering a career in her family’s line of work, perhaps special education, when her husband, former Belknap County Commissioner Christopher Boothby, suggested she look into speech pathology. Christopher – whom Maren met on a blind date and
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COLONIAL from page one Lakes Region Community College will be integral to the development of the theater. Each of the three local banks — Laconia Savings Bank, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Franklin Savings Bank — will be represented on the committee. Cabanel further said that she would appoint four members from the informal committee that has been assisting her with the project since the city took an option to purchase the property nearly a year ago. The four are attorney Rod Dyer, the chairman of Laconia Savings Bank, Bob Selig, president of the Board of Trustees of Laconia Public Library, Warren Clement of the Laconia Main Street initiative and Marie Bradley, her executive assistant. Cabanel said that she has asked Pat Baldi, the owner
of the theater, along with the four storefronts and 18 apartments, to extend the city’s option. With $15,000 from an anonymous donor, the city acquired an option to buy the properties for $1.4-million, which is set to expire in October. Cabanel said that Baldi has yet to respond to her request, but the two expect to meet next week. Cabanel said that the Advisory Committee would oversee the process of raising funds to acquire the property and begin its development, but stressed “we need everyone. We’ll put everyone to work.” She anticipated that the committee would form sub-committees to address different aspects of the project. Cabanel said the top priority is to develop a business plan. “Without a business plan,” she remarked, “you won’t raise dollar one.” City Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3) pictured
the city serving as “a catalyst” for the project, which would be pursued by a non-profit corporation. “We’re enabling a non-profit,” he said. “If it doesn’t take off, that’s the end of it.” Completing Lipman’s thought, Mayor Mike Seymour said, “The option expires and we walk away.” NOTE: City Manager Eileen Cabanel said that another $275,000 must be wrung from the 20122013 city budget to meet the council’s target to no exceed the current budget. She said that she has the departments to recommend reducing services that are not essential to the pursuit of their core missions. She told the councilors that she would present a budget $275,000 in excess of the target along with a prioritized list of services that could be eliminated to reach the target.
EGYPT from page 2 Egypt, the largest government-owned bank, went on strike, a day after hundreds of them massed outside its headquarters. The strike there and at other government banks forced the Central Banks to order all banks closed Monday, with the next day a religious holiday. It also forced Egypt’s stock exchange to delay its reopening until next week at the earliest — it had been due to resume operations Wednesday after a nearly threeweek halt. “It’s part of the revolution,” NBE chairman Tarek Amer said of the strike. “They believe that it’s an opportunity — if they had any complaints and demands — and that there’s a higher probability of getting them answered.” The strike was by the
bank’s many temporary workers demanding permanent contracts. Outside the Nile-side TV and state radio building, hundreds of public transport workers demanded better pay. Several hundred also protested outside the staterun Trade and Workers Federation demanding the dissolving of its board, which they accuse of corruption. They traded volleys of bottles, stones and bricks with board supporters inside, smashing windows, until soldiers separated the two sides. Hundreds of ambulance drivers demanding better pay lined up their vehicles on a road along the Nile in the capital’s Giza district. Workers at a key Cairo traffic tunnel threatened to shut down the route if their salaries weren’t raised.
Dozens of graduates of archaeology schools demonstrated outside the office of Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass, seeking jobs. They denounced Hawass, whose “Indiana Jones”-style hat made him an iconic figure the world over, as a “showman” who neglects graduates unable to find work. Hawass reportedly beat a hasty retreat from his offices. Striking employees at EgyptAir, the national commercial carrier, succeeded in getting their boss fired. About 500 employees of the Opera House demanded the dismissal of the facility’s chairman, accusing him of corruption. Demonstrations also occurred in Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost city, and its northernmost, Alexandria on the Mediterranean. In Minya province, south of Cairo, police and soldiers foiled an attempted prison break, killing four inmates and wounding 11, according to Egypt’s official news agency. In Beni Sweif, an impoverished city south of Cairo, thousands demanded the distribution of promised state-built, low-cost apartments that are often awarded on the basis of nepotism. Some tired of waiting have moved on their own, seizing 60,000 empty units of such housing in the provinces of Cairo, Beni Sweif and Qalioubiya, police officials said. A strike was called at the Sukari gold mine near the southern Red Sea coastal town of Marsa Alam, one of the largest in the world. Strike organizers warned that some of the gold in the mine was in danger of being taken away and urged workers to protect it. One employee, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of repercussions, told The Associated press that an armored car was at the site, taking some of the gold. The military’s statement Monday was gently worded but reflected its exasperation. It said the country needed quiet so the military can run the nation’s affairs at this “critical stage” and eventually hand power to an elected and civilian administration.
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LAURYN from page one Dumka said the Salmons are selfless people and she figured they would appreciate something such as a blood drive more than they would material gifts. Unfortunately, though, the blood drive represents more than a considerate gesture. “Lauryn was born four months premature,” Bishop-Dumka said. The infant, who would have been born on February 27 if she had been carried full term, weighed one pound, five ounces when she was delivered. Through collective care of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Boston Childrens’ Tilton police officer Andrew Salmon and his infant daughter Lauryn. (Courtesy photo) hospitals, and thanks others like her, who depend upon a ready supply. “I to the tiny girl’s fighting spirit, Lauryn has grown would hate for Lauryn to have to go into surgery and to quadruple her original weight. However, that not have any of her blood type because people have achievement has only been possible through surgernot donated enough,” Bishop-Dumka said. ies and multiple blood transfusions. Bishop-Dumka knows what Brynne and Andrew “She’s doing well, she’s come a long way,” said are going through, having herself given birth to a preBrynne Salmon. mature child. “I know how scary and frustrating it is,” Lauryn was born at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medishe said. She also is able to say that her son, who was cal Center, where she’s lived her entire life so far once fragile and confined to intensive care units, has with the exception of a five-day stay at Boston grown into a nine year-old full of joy and mischief. Children’s Hospital where she had heart surgery. “I figured giving blood would be the best gift to Another round of heart surgery is expected, said give,” she said. Those who agree can visit givelife.org Salmon, and Lauryn will also likely require surgery to schedule an appointment to donate at the drive or on her eyes. find another local event if the February 16 date is Lauryn has the relatively rare blood type of B inconvenient. positive. Bishop-Dumka said the current levels of Asked about the blood drive, Salmon said, “I think donated blood is low as a result of the discouragit’s amazing. It’s the best gift we could ask for, the ing effect winter weather has had on recent blood gift of life.” drives. That’s bad news for Lauryn Salmon and
Republican lawmakers in Arizona want hospitals to check on citizenship of patients PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmakers want to widen Arizona’s illegal immigration crackdown with a proposal to require hospitals to check on whether patients are in the country legally, causing outrage among medical professionals who fear becoming de facto immigration agents under the law. The medical industry ripped the bill Monday as it was scheduled for a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Doctors envisioned scenarios in which immigrants with contagious diseases such as tuberculosis would stay home from the clinic or hospital and put themselves and the public at a grave health risk. “This is making us into a police state that will try to catch people when they are sick,” said George Pauk, a retired doctor with an organization called Physicians for a National Health Program. “Do we want to stop sick people from coming in for health care?” Arizona is the first Legislature to take up such a measure amid a national push in conservative states to crack down on illegal immigration, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Arizona lawmakers ignited the debate a year ago when they passed a bill that required local police, while enforcing other laws, to question the immigra-
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Laconia High School Music Department presents annual Ensemble Concert Wednesday, February 16 LACONIA — The Laconia High School Music Department will present its annual Ensemble Concert in the LHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 16. Students will perform on their instruments in quartets and quintets. All are invited to attend. Admission is free.
Small Business Taxes workshop hosted by SCORE and Meredith Village Savings Bank on Wednesday LACONIA — Lakes Region SCORE will give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to get answers to their tax preparation and filing questions with a Small Business Taxes workshop to be held at the Busiel Community Room at One Mill Plaza from 5 — 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16. Meredith Village Savings Bank is the sponsor of the event, which will cover a range of topics including Federal & State of NH forms and schedules, general Doing Business As (DBA) issues, depreciation,
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Free Technology Training offered by Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at Taylor Community LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will offer a free Technology Training for Business Owners, Non-Profit Directors, and Municipal Managers at the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community from noon — 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16. This session will be devoted to exploring a number of often overlooked ways in which organizations can utilize the latest technological solutions to cost-effectively attain their organizational goals, whether that be to increase profitability, provide more effective services, or simply make the organization more efficient and stress-free. A special emphasis will be placed on teaching the essential elements of managing technology to any manager, regardless of their technical knowledge. The program will include lunch and will be presented by Ryan Barton of Mainstay Technologies, a statewide leader in IT service and support. To reserve a seat, call 524-5531.
The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will present a free Technology Training Program at the Taylor Community from noon — 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16. Attendees will earn how to effectively manage technology in 2011 utilizing the latest technological innovations to decrease costs, decrease stress, and increase efﬁciency and productivity The workshop will be led by Ryan Barton (left), Mainstay Technologies, pictured with Karmen Gifford (right), LRCC executive director. (Courtesy photo)
LACONIA — Wes Williams, formerly service manager at Belknap Tire, and Shawn Dudek have formed a new business partnership, No Limits Motorsports, servicing automotive and welding needs. The new business does oil changes, tune ups, diagnostics, lift kits, leveling kits, exhaust/custom exhaust, suspension work, shocks, struts, brakes, tig/mig welding, emergency plow repairs.
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FRANKLIN — A Free Throw Championship for boys and girls, sponsored by Knights of Columbus councils from Tilton, Franklin, and Belmont, will be held at the St. Paul’s Parish Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 20. Each contestant will be given a chance to shoot 15 free throws, with the winner of each division determined by who sinks the most shots. There will be six separate divisions for boys and girls based on age: under 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 years old. The age of
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Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion returns to Winter Farmers Market Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas at the Belknap Mill Thursday, February 17
GILFORD — For the third year in a row, The Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion will be in attendance at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 3. Meadowbrook has been nominated for “Venue of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music for the fourth time in the last five years. To receive a nomination, a venue must put on at least six Country concerts and be considered one of the five best venues in the country, regardless of size by the members of the Academy of Country Music. The other venues receiving nominations are First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Chicago, IL; BOK Center, Tulsa, OK; Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO; and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion received its nomina-
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LACONIA — The next Winter Farmers Market will be held at The Belknap Mill from 3 — 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. Participating Farms and small businesses will include Surowiec Farm, offering fresh fruit and vegetables; Woodshed Roasting Company, roasters of gourmet specialty coffee; Red Fox Farm, offering home canned jams, hot pepper fudge, herbs, dried tomatoes, and pears; NH2o - Chamberlain Springs; Oooey Gooey Confections, makers of fudge, caramel popcorn, fudge-dipped pretzels, stuffed marshmallows dipped in fudge, chocolate-filled strawberries, and more; Pennys Crafts; Sharon Blais, offering allnatural bath and body products with goat’s milk, food-grade vegetable oils, and natural nut butters; Marie Johnson - Liz’s Leaves, a collection of handpainted ceramics; Rollin’ in the Dough breads and pastries; Craquelins - Artisanal Flat Bread Crisps; and Gourmet Loose leaf tea from Apple of My Eye Designs.
Senator Ayotte staff to hold office hours in Plymouth Wednesday
PLYMOUTH — U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that her staff will be holding office hours at Town Hall in order to assist New Hampshire citizens with official business. “New Hampshire residents who are looking for help dealing with the federal government shouldn’t hesitate to contact me. I believe strongly that the citizens of our state deserve quality, efficient constituent services, and I will strive to deliver nothing less,” said Ayotte. To ensure constituents have convenient access, Ayotte plans to open regional offices across the State. The office hours in Plymouth are 11:30 a.m. — 2 p.m. on February 16, March 16, and April 20.
Extra performance of Winni Players’ ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
LACONIA — Due to an unprecedented demand for tickets, The Winni Players have added an extra performance of Dale Wasserman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” to be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. The entire run of the production, which is due to end on Sunday, February 20, sold out by last weekend. As the theatre only seats 84, it is anticipated that even this extra performance will sell out quickly. To reserve seats, call 366-7377.
Dog obedience class to be offered by Laconia Parks & Rec starting March 16
LACONIA — The next dog obedience class offered by the Parks & Recreation Department will be held at the Community Center beginning March 16. Beginner classes will run from 6 — 7 p.m.; Advanced from 7 — 8 p.m. each Wednesday through May 4. Cost is $65. Dogs must have all of their shots before joining our class. Pre-registration and prepayment is required. For more information or to register, call 524-5046.
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LACONIA — Students from the J. Oliva Huot Technical Center are taking part in a community services program this semester to help residents at Taylor Community get connected with computer training and technical issues. Laconia High School seniors Kayla Harriman and Michael Engelsen are teaching Taylor seniors how to do specific computer tasks and assisting them with problems they may be having with their computers. “More and more seniors are online nowadays. Many just want to learn how to do very simple things like e-mail,” explained Resident Life Director Mary Beale, who helped to organize the meeting with the students and residents. “Some want Huot Technical Center students and Laconia High School seniors Kayla Harriman (left) and Michael to learn how to use Engelsen (right) are participating in a community service program, sharing their computer skills with Facebook to see photos Taylor Community residents like Beverly Martin (center). (Courtesy photo) of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren and others may have some the residents learn computer skills,” said Harriman. glitch that they need someone more proficient in “It feels good knowing that I can help them increase computers to help them resolve. We’re very excited daily contact with their families and discover new to have Michael and Kayla here and they are doing things on the Internet.” a terrific job interacting with our residents.” “This program really is a win-win for everyone “I taught my grandmother how to use an Apple involved,” stated Beale. “The students learn from the iPad and that was a lot of fun,” said Engelsen. “I’m residents and the residents learn from the students.” looking forward to working with the Taylor resiHarriman added, “I’m not only teaching computer dents and help them better understand how to use skills, but I’m also being a friend.” their computer or work through a technical issue.” For more information about the Taylor Commu“I really enjoy being able to give my time to help nity, call Lu Winsor at 366-1239.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2011. There are 319 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 1961, 73 people, including an 18-member U.S. figure skating team en route to the World Championships in Czechoslovakia, were killed in the crash of a Sabena Airlines Boeing 707 in Belgium. On this date: In 1820, American suffragist Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Mass. In 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court. In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain. In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that mortally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak; gunman Giuseppe Zangara was executed more than four weeks later. In 1942, the British colony Singapore surrendered to the Japanese during World War II. In 1944, Allied bombers destroyed the monastery atop Monte Cassino (MAWN’-tay kah-SEE’-noh) in Italy. In 1965, Canada’s new maple-leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa. In 1971, Britain and Ireland “decimalised” their currencies, making one pound equal to 100 pence instead of 240 pence. One year ago: At the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Didier Defago (DIH’-dee-ay dihFAH’-goh) of Switzerland won the gold in the Olympic downhill and American Bode (BOH’-dee) Miller took the bronze. American Seth Wescott defended his Olympic title, overtaking Canada’s Mike Robertson to win the gold medal in men’s snowboardcross. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Allan Arbus is 93. Former Defense and Energy Secretary James Schlesinger is 82. Actress Claire Bloom is 80. Author Susan Brownmiller is 76. Songwriter Brian Holland is 70. Rock musician Mick Avory (The Kinks) is 67. Musician Henry Threadgill is 67. Actress Jane Seymour is 60. Singer Melissa Manchester is 60. Actress Lynn Whitfield is 58. “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening (GREE’-ning) is 57. Model Janice Dickinson is 56. Actor Christopher McDonald is 56. Reggae singer Ali Campbell is 52. Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli is 52. Musician Mikey Craig (Culture Club) is 51. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green is 51. Country singer Michael Reynolds (Pinmonkey) is 47. Actor Michael Easton is 44. Rock musician Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool) is 40. Actress Renee O’Connor is 40. Actress Sarah Wynter is 38. Rock singer Brandon Boyd (Incubus) is 35. Rock musician Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers) is 35. Actress Ashley Lyn Cafagna is 28. Actress Amber Riley (TV: “Glee”) is 25.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS “Seniors Beneﬁt from Volunteering” program at the Wesley Woods Community Room at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. 11:30 a.m. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to 528-2555. Lakes Region Girls’ Softball registration. 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center on Union Ave. For girls 8-18 from Laconia, Belmont and Canterbury. Free “You Don’t Have To Live With Hip Pain” seminar. 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. Hosted by Orthopedic Professional Association in partnership with LRGHealthcare and the Laconia Clinic. Presenter will be OPA’s Dr. Jeremy Hogan. For more information call 527-7120. Lakes Region Young Professionals social at The Galley Restaurant in Laconia. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call Joel Arsenault at 524-4533. Presentation of the history of “New Hampshire on Skis” at the Meredith Public Library. 6:30 p.m. For more information call Erin at 279-4303. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Progressive NH will meet in the Tower Room of Lamson Library at Plymouth State University. 7 to 8 p.m. Welcome are those who are still looking for the “Democratic Wing” of the Democratic Party, or who want a channel for progressive ideas and activities outside the existing party structures. For more information and a parking permit call Lynn Chong at 934-6486. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. 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. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. (Every Wednesday) TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Old School PE Time at the Meredith Community Center. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For age 21+. $1 per person.
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Dr. Charles E. Wilder, 85 LACONIA — Dr. Charles Edward Wilder, 85, of 34 Taylor Home Drive, Laconia, New Hampshire, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at his home. Dr. Wilder was born in Madura, India to Congregational missionary parents. His father, Edward Wheeler Wilder, devoted his life as a physician to heading a hospital there. Charles attended Kodaikanal School, an American missionary boarding school in the mountains of South India, with his three brothers. They were to remain close for the rest of his life. After high school, in 1942, leaving his family behind, he traveled to the United States in an American troop ship under blackout conditions. He entered Antioch College at age 16, later transferring to Baldwin Wallace for the Navy V-12 pre-med program and graduating from college at age 19. After further training at the Great Lakes Training Center, the Navy sent him to Boston University School of Medicine. During his training, he spent summers hitching rides on freight trains, sleeping under the stars, hiking and traveling across the country, working a wide variety of jobs. Some of this travel was with Kodai School friends with whom he remained close his whole life. His postgraduate training, after the award of his M.D. degree, included a residency in tropical medicine in Canal Zone. His active duty in the Navy took him to North Carolina, Japan and Korea. Back in the States, he was awarded fellowships first from Harvard and Tufts and then from the U.S. Public Health System, giving him the opportunity to publish his research in scientific journals. Attracted to New Hampshire’s hiking, skiing and sailing, he became Laconia’s first cardiologist. He began the solo practice of cardiology and internal medicine in a small office in his home on North Main Street, with an EKG machine, a simple lab, and
an exam table. For the next thirty years, he was to find caring for his friends and neighbors in a small town very rewarding. During his first year of medical practice, while married to Gisela Hanstein, his daughter, Inga, was born. Some years after their divorce, he married Nancy Eddy who shared his passion for hiking and skiing. They won several trophies racing their sailboats. He also joined famous guide, Willi Unsoeld, for challenging mountain climbing in the Himalayas. He was a dedicated father and during his retirement enjoyed taking his grandchildren hiking and boating and sharing with them his love of poetry and literature. He also enjoyed researching his genealogy and continued a lifelong commitment to supporting national and international charities. In 2008, he and Nancy celebrated their 30th anniversary. In addition to their other interests, they took advantage of retirement to travel more widely, exploring nature and varied cultures. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter, Inga Robbins, brothers and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wilder, David and Peggy Wilder, Donald and Alison Wilder, and granddaughters, Talia and Sarah Robbins. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of his favorite charities, Central Asia Institute, P.O. Box 7209, Bozeman, MT 59771, or the Mayhew Foundation, Newfound Lake, P.O. Box 120, Bristol, NH 03222. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Jayne, M. Ruel, 53 CENTER HARBOR — Jayne Marilyn Ruel, 53, of Waukewan Rd., Center Harbor, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a lengthy illness. Born on April 20, 1957, in Exeter, NH, she was the daughter of Donald R. and Yvonne B. (Metcalf) Wright. Jayne was raised in the Moultonborough – Center Harbor area and attended the local schools there. After school Jayne got married and had her children, for 30 years she was the proprietor of her very successful painting business, “Jayne’s Painting”. Jayne was considered a nurturer by her family; she loved gardening and animals, and spending time with her family and many friends in the area. Jayne is predeceased by her former husband, Peter J. Ruel, formerly of Center Harbor, in November, 2009; and her parents. She is survived by her two loving sons, Wesly Ruel, of Center Harbor,
and Jason and wife Jessica Ruel, also of Center Harbor; three sisters, Susan and husband Geoffrey Adjutant, of Wolfeboro, Lorraine Walpole, of Bethlehem, MD, and Deborah and husband Rick Danforth, of Belmont; two grandchildren, Dylan and Matthew Ruel, of Center Harbor; mother and father in-law, James and Diane Ruel; brother and sister in-laws, Alan Ruel, Michelle and Frank Wright, Anne Marie and Mark Beauchemin, Jane and Brian Allen, and Patrick Ruel; and many more friends in the Lakes Region area. Donations may be made in Jayne’s memory to the NH Humane Society or to a charity of one’s choice. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 and 104), Meredith, from 6:00 pm through 8:00 pm. Mayhew Funeral Homes of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Helen S. Dockham, 80
GILFORD — Helen S. Dockham, 80, of 192 Potter Hill Road, died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Mrs. Dockham was born March 4, 1930 in Gilford, the daughter of Clarence E. and Maude (Sleeper) Sawyer. Mrs. Dockham was a lifelong resident of Gilford. She had been employed at New England Telephone, Lakes Region Transit and for eighteen years had been employed at the Citizen Publishing Co. Mrs. Dockham was a member of The Lakes Region Vineyard Church. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Donald R. Dockham, of Gilford; twin sons, Dean C. Dockham and his wife, Lisa, of Gilmanton and Dennis V. Dockham and his fiancée, Tammy Chaperon, of Gilford; two grandsons, Justin Michael Dockham and Joshua Dean Dockham and their mother Teresa A. Dockham of Mich. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dockham
was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Sawyer. Memorial calling hours will be held at the WilkinsonBeane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 4:00pm-7:00pm using the Carriage House entrance. A Memorial Service will be held at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10 am. Burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford in the spring. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Lakes Region Vineyard Church, 175 Mechanic Street, Lakeport, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Florene ‘Betty’ O. Fagan, 86
GILFORD — Florence “Betty” O’Brien Fagan of Gilford, NH, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family on February 8, 2011. Betty was born on September 21, 1924 in New York City, where she met and married Gerald A. Fagan, II, on September 18, 1948. They lived in Hudson, Ohio until 1974 and then relocated to Gilford where she has lived for the past 35 years, also spending time in Key West and Sarasota, FL. Betty graduated with a BS from Manhattanville College and a BFA from Kent State University. For the last 65 years, she looked forward to the fall, when she would meet up with her Manhattanville classmates. Throughout her life, Betty worked to improve her craft , studying with other artists and teachers. Betty was a nationally-know artist, with drawing and painting as her passion. She has artwork in both public and many private collections. Betty embraced the art world with friends from many generations and, through her paintings, her legacy will continue. Her courage, strength and ability to maintain a positive attitude were the qualities that so many people admired. When friends speak of Betty, the conversations will be filled with
joy, smiles and reflections of what an extraordinary person she was. Betty is survived by two sons and four daughters and their spouses, Gerry and Kathy Fagan, Gilford, NH, Devitt and Gary Liptak, Gilford, NH, Celeste and Gordon Craig, Sanbornton, NH, Margaret Fagan-Smith and Scott Smith, Cambridge, NY, Eileen (Ree) Fagan and Cheska, Bow, NH, and Peter Fagan and Ann Merlini, Ojai, CA., eight grandchildren, Sara and Victor Nicholas, Gilford, NH, Jeremiah and Haruka Dutch, Yokahama, Japan, Kevin and Rennie Liptak, Washington, DC, Nick Liptak, Brooklyn, NY, Gerry and Catie Craig, Sanbornton, NH and MaggieRose and Ellory Smith, Cambridge, NY and three great-grandchildren, Ellie and Jade Nicholas, Gilford, NH and Miaumi Kohama-Dutch, Yokahama, Japan. Her husband, Gerald A Fagan, II predeceased Betty, on August 4, 2000. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., #1, Laconia, NH 03246 or to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325. A special thanks to Sharon Christenson for all of her help and support.
Winter Home Safety subject of presentation to Elders Friendship Club LACONIA — A Winter Home Safety presentation will be given at the Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16. Susan Kelly MPA, OT/L, an occupational therapist from Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will provide attendees with a supply check
list to help build a comprehensive emergency kit to get through most situations. She will also review the risk factors contributing to falls in and around the home, and will offer ideas to prevent a fall by modifying those risk factors. For more information, call Barbara St. Pierre at 524-4786.
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Beryl Robert, 83 NORTHFIELD — Beryl (Beattie) Robert, 83, of 195 Turnpike Road in Northfield died Friday, February 11, 2011 at her home following a period of failing health. Beryl moved to Northfield 10 years ago from Westminster, CA where she had lived for over 40 years. She was born in Belfast, Ireland, June 12, 1927, daughter of Frederick and Georgiana Beattie. Beryl held dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. For several years she worked in London at the Telephone House as an operator, and prior to that worked as a seamstress in Belfast. She was a member of the Trans Bride Parents Assoc. (TBPA) in Orange County, CA and the British-Dominion Social Club in Garden Grove, CA. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post # 49 in Northfield. Beryl was predeceased by two daughters, Colleen Merrill of Pelham and Geraldine Gilmore of Alton. She leaves her husband, Gerald R. Robert of Northfield; son in law, Ronald Merrill of Pelham; and three grandchildren. According to Beryl’s wishes, there will not be calling hours. A graveside service will be held at an announced day and time in the spring at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to either the NH Humane Society, P. O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247-0572 or to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235. For more information to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Adolph ‘Jack’ Musante, 80
GILFORD — Adolph “Jack” Musante, 80, of 12 Bedford Avenue, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Friday, February 11, 2011. Jack was born December 8, 1930 in Tuckahoe, New York, the son of the late Dr. Adolph J. and Marie (Canepa) Musante. Prior to his retirement Jack was employed by AT&T as a technician for many years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was a graduate of Manhattan College in New York. A communicant of St. Joseph Church, for many years he served as head usher, and was a familiar face at the 7:00 am mass. Survivors include his wife of 41years, Claire (Langlois) Musante, of Gilford; his three sons, Steven Musante and his wife Diane of Tucson, Arizona, Paul Musante and his wife Meg of Marysville, Washington, and Philip Musante of Belmont, New Hampshire; a sister-in-law, Loretta Dalton of Eastchester, New York; a brother-in-law, Tom Consolazio of Chappaqua, New York. Jack is also survived by many cousins and friends in New York. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia. Spring burial will be in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations in Jack’s name be made to the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family of Jack. For more information and to view an online memo-
Vincent ‘Vinny’ F. Puma, 73 GILFORD — Vincent “Vinny” F. Puma, 73, of 71 Old Railroad Avenue, Lake Shore Park, died suddenly at home on Friday, February 11, 2011. He was the husband of the late Patricia M. (Bruno) Puma who died in 2008. Vinny was born June 16, 1937 in Winchester, Mass., the son of Salvatore and Catherine (Gillotte) Puma. They resided in Wilmington, Mass. for fortyfour years before moving to Gilford, N.H. full time in 2003. Vinny had been employed at Lincoln Labs and retired from Digital. He was a member of the Wilmington, Mass. Knights of Columbus, the Elks and the Sons of Italy. He was also a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876. Vinny is survived by a daughter, Darlene McLaughlin, of Londonderry; four grandchildren, Nicole, Joseph, Jessica and Kalina; a brother, Michael Puma, and his wife, Donna, of Winchester,
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Mass.; a sister, Pauline (Puma) Boudreau, and her husband, Alan, of Winchester, Mass; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and special friends, The Tierno family, of Melrose, Mass. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 4:00PM also at the Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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This Weeks Activities
Children: Preschool Storytime
Children: Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, February 16th @ 10:00 Thursday, February 17th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.
Wednesday, February 23rd @ 10:00 Thursday, February 24th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.
Tuesday, February 15th @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Tuesday, February 22nd @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Goss Reading Room Storytime Dance Dance Revolution X
Tuesday, February 15th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 bring your dance moves! For more information, call 524-4775.
Adult: Financial Literacy Class
Wednesday, February 16th @ 2:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Filippa Viola, Ed.D of the Legal Advice & Referral Center to learn more about spending, saving, earning, borrowing, and protecting your financial property. Gain a better understanding about the various types of income, personal income tax, tax returns and more. Please call 524-4775 x 11 to register.
We’re looking for a few good Legos…
The Library is seeking donations of gently used Legos of all shapes and sizes to be used in future programs. Donations may be dropped off at the circulation desk during Library hours.
Goss Reading Room Storytime
Adult: Growing Veggies for Food and Fun in the Home Garden
Wednesday, February 23rd @ 6:15 Laconia Rotary Hall Bill Lord, Belknap County Cooperative Extension Fruit Specialist will discuss garden preparation, fertilization, varieties, pest control, mulching and season extension, and secession cropping. To register, please call 603-527-5475.
Runaway wives: When Colonial Marriages Failed
Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Professor of History at UNH When 18th century wives tired of the marriage contract, they could run, but they could not hide. Husbands chased them down via newspaper ads, effectively removing their sources of credit and income. In the vocabulary of the war between the sexes, one reads of surprisingly enduring economic and social barriers to runaway wives. Sponsored by the Laconia Public Library and a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. For more information, call 524-4775 x11.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!
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Dear Annie: My 19-year-old daughter, “Nadia,” dated a sweet guy for three years. They broke up when he moved to Hawaii to “see the world.” For three years, he dated no one else and expected Nadia to do the same. However, after 18 months of separation, she decided to enjoy her life. A year ago, they rekindled their relationship over the phone and decided to get married. When “Mr. Hawaii” found out she had dated someone else in his absence, he abruptly called it off, once again breaking her heart. He then asked her to wait for him to get his head together. Apparently, he was questioning whether he might be gay. This time, she said no. With our encouragement, she concentrated on herself and her education. Eight months ago, Nadia met an absolutely wonderful, stable guy, and they are slowly building a future together. The problem is, Mr. Hawaii has been in touch, asking if she would reconsider their relationship. She told him he would always have a place in her heart, but that’s it. Within days of their last conversation, we were shocked to find out that he had already married a girl from Switzerland 12 days after meeting her. We are sure this poor girl has no clue her new husband was still fanning the flames with Nadia, let alone his sexuality issues. And apparently, his family doesn’t know he’s married. Do we have an obligation to tell his family and his new wife, or is this a keep-it-zipped situation? We don’t want to hurt anyone. -- Treading Water in the Pacific Dear Treading: You don’t know the circumstances of this marriage or even if it’s true. It is not your place to inform his parents or wife. We know you want to do the right thing and prevent a catastrophe, but frankly, it will be hurtful no matter what you say, and it won’t change a thing. Mr. Hawaii needs to handle this on his own.
Dear Annie: My wife passed away three weeks ago. We were married for more than 40 years. Is there any set rule about how long I should wait to get in the dating scene again? -- Arizona Widower Dear Arizona: There is no set rule. Widows and widowers can begin dating whenever they are ready. Keep in mind, however, that friends and relatives often expect the newly widowed to wait at least six months before dating, so you may get some flak from them if you start sooner. But it is entirely your choice. Dear Annie: I would like to address the letter from “Deleted in Ohio,” whose sister cut off contact once again, and whose husband’s nephew stopped seeing the family. She didn’t know why. In my case, I realized I was the one who was always initiating contact with my siblings. As a test, I stopped getting in touch. Guess what? I still hear nothing from my brother, had one phone call from my middle sister and have had no calls at all from my youngest sister. It doesn’t feel good to know I was right. It made me realize I was forcing myself on them in a way they apparently didn’t want, and they didn’t know how to tell me. Now, if they want contact, all they have to do is phone, e-mail, mail or text. I will always be there, just as I always have been. -- Deleted Many Years Ago, Just Didn’t Want To See It Dear Deleted: In most families, one sibling, usually a sister, takes on the role of facilitator. She’s the one who hosts family gatherings, keeps the other siblings informed and makes sure the family stays close. We doubt your siblings felt you forced yourself on them. You might reconnect with your middle sister. Explain the problem and see what she says. You have nothing to lose.
Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
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LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $180/week. 4-week security deposit & 1st four weeks in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428.
LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662.
LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294.
Meredith- Office studio space. 2nd floor 3 rooms, carpeted 1,000 sq. ft. heated, near town, non-smoking. $625/Month. Cell 781-862-0123 home 279-7887
LACONIA: Two 1 bedroom apartments available, both on 2nd floor. $180 & $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $685/Month. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKE Winnipesaukee, Gilford One bedroom condo with balcony overlooking Paugus Bay. All new appliances, rent includes heat, electric and cable, high speed Internet. covered parking. $800/ month. Call David 603-345-5555. LAKEPORT: 3 bdrm, $260/wk, utilities included. References & Security deposit required. 524-4428 MEREDITH 1 bedroom first floor, carpeted, washer/dryer hook-ps, parking, near town, non-smoking, $600/Month no utilities 279-7887 or cell 781-862-0123
AKC Labrador retriever puppies black, yellow, M/F, $700 www.stargazerlabradors.com. Great family or therapy dogs (603)986-4184.
ABLE to pay cash, cars average $300, trucks full-size 4x4 up to $500, truck batteries $8 each, alloy $9 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $3.00/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438
ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: Studio, $200 per week, includes utilities, cable and internet. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799.
LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/month includes heat and hot water. 524-3892.
MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, no dogs. $795/month 455-5660.
Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471
MEREDITH- ROOMY 2-bedroom near downtown. Heat/storage included. No pets, non-smoker, References, security & lease required. $750/Month. 455-4075
LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294
MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.
ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $600. 267-7186.
BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.
NEED A LOAN?
CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.
We lend on anything of value.
Tools, Jewelry, Electronics, DVDs, More. CASH FOR YOUR ITEMS Buy, Sell, Trade, Loan Call 998-7926 THE THRIFTY YANKEE-New Thrift Shop in Meredith, Opening February 5th. Consignments and more! Across from Interlakes High School. 279-0607
Autos 1990 -Ford F-150 4X4 7 1/2 ft. Fisher Plow, V8, Standard, Runs, Drives, Plows. $1,500. 455-9205 2004 Chrystler Pacifica- Automatic, sun roof, Silver, Seats 6, 75K miles. Excellent condition. $7,495/Obo. 603-491-5555 2007 Toyota Tundra, dbl. cab, SR5, 65K miles, maroon with black interior $17,500/ bro. 455-8987.
Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813
BOATS DOCKS for Rent: 2011 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.
APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT at the By-Pass: 1BR, all utilities included, basement storage, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296. BELMONT: 2-BR, quiet area, big yard. Heat included, $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 520-1431, 267-0545. BELMONT: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733
GILFORD- 3-Bedroom 1 3/4 bath single family. Large lot, convenient location, no smoking. $1,500/Mo. 724-7515
LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing. Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662
GILFORD: 2-Bedroom, 1.5 Bath condo with garage, deck, 2 balconies, fireplace, pool/tennis. $950/month, security deposit. Work 293-0155 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor apartment. Near hospital, clean, washer/dryer hook-up, heat/hot water included. $850/Month. 524-0703 LACONIA ONE bedroom efficiency apartment, partially furnished, second floor, close to hospital. $130/week, Includes heat/hot water, lights. Very clean, owner lives in the home. Security deposit and references required. No pets/smoking. 524-5437 LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no
LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419 Laconia-Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly reduced to $650/Month. Newly painted, off street parking. Utilities not included. Available immediately. References & Security deposit (1 month rent) required. 1 Year lease. 603-524-3759 LACONIA: Near downtown, 1-Bedroom, $600 +utilities and 2-Bedroom, $750 +utilities. References & deposit required. 387-3864. LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $700/month includes heat. 455-8789. LACONIA: Small 2-Bedroom, $170/week, includes heat and hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. Laconia: Why rent a room when you can have your own efficiency for as low as $130 per week with utilities included. References & Security deposit required.
LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163
MUST SEE - LOVELY MEREDITH HOUSE 1st floor of 2-family home, full basement, W/D hookup, close to town, large, 2BR, hardwood floors, porch, $975/month +utilities. No Smoking/Dogs. Security,references. 279-4376
NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. TROPICAL Paradise: Marco Island, Florida waterfront condo. Dare to compare, from $500/week and up. (603)393-7077. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.
For Sale Amana Microwave late model, $40, Antique radios & many power tools. 744-6107 AMAZING Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set only $249. See ad under “furniture”. Antique hall tree $600 B/O, Antique vanity $250. Coleman 5,000 Watt Generator $400 B/O. Call 279-0490 BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 Computer System XP $110. XP tower, $65. Receiver $35. 60 Disk CD player $40. 524-6815 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 FIREWOOD-ALL quantities available. Bundles, 1/8, 1/4 & 1/2 cords. Full cord/$180. Pick-up/delivery. 998-7337/Leave Message HONDA SNOWBLOWER: Good condition. Call 279-0641. KENMORE washer, dryer, 30” range. All in working order and good condition. $25/each. After 6 pm 528-6928. MAPLE dining room table with leaf and four chairs. $20. Call after 6 pm. 528-6928. New snowmobile helmet, size small. $45, 36 in. Toshiba TV (36A11) $175, Weider Crossbow home gym $125. All in excellent condition. Call 729-0199 Northfield, NH Palmer Scooter Brand new $6,000-OBO. Pace Saver Premier Plus scooter, approx. 4-years old. $600. 528-0788 SEASONED firewood 2 years, hardwood, dry. $265 per cord. Meredith, Laconia. 440-8292. Cash only.
Furniture AMAZING! Queen or full mattress set. Beautiful Luxury firm European-pillow-top, new in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763
Help Wanted WAITPERSON: Full-time, nights and weekends. Apply in person, Bobhouse Reel n Tavern, or call
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Belknap Landscape Company
DESROCHERS Burner Service Meredith, NH (603) 677-2666. Oil Heat Tune-ups, Repairs, Installations Emergency service. Free Estimates.
CALL Mike for roof shoveling, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214
PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING
has immediate openings for ground and roof shovelers.
With winter in full swing, we continue to hire temporary on-call shovelers. No prior experience necessary, but roof shoveling experience is a plus. Wage for hired shovelers during storms is $15/hour! Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen, and be physically able to shovel for lengthy shifts. Applicants must be 18 or older, have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Completed applications will be reviewed by:
Belknap Landscape Co. Inc. Human Resources 25 Country Club Road, Unit 302 Gilford, NH 03249
TRANSPORTATION TRAVEL TRAINER Temporary (24 hours a week until June 30th) travel trainer needed to work with passengers learning to ride transit service. Flexible hours. Potential growth into full-time position beginning July 1. BA and 3 years experience working with senior, low- income, immigrant and/or disability communities preferred. Transit experience and public speaking skills important. Background in ESL a plus. Salary range $13.00-$15.00 per hour. Send resume and cover letter to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (T/T), PO Box 1016, Concord NH 03302-1016 EOE
HEAD COOK POSITION Elder Services Department seeks experienced full-time head cook for busy, centralized kitchen in Concord serving 1,200 seniors daily (Mon-Fri). Ability to supervise team of 4 cooks, follow standardized recipes, plan production and preparation of foods as determined by approved menu, knowledge of and ability to provide oversight for health and safety standards for commercial kitchen. Must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years experience in high volume production, preferably serving elders, effective communication skills, supervisory experience, reliable transportation. Position is Monday through Friday with excellent benefits. Email questions to email@example.com. Send resume to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (ES), P.O. Box 1016, Concord, NH 03301-1016. E.O.E.
Elan Publishing Company Small printing/book binding company in Moultonborough is accepting applications for our production team for first and second shifts. Applicant should have mechanical aptitude and be physically capable of standing and performing repetitive lifting. Benefit package includes matching 401k, health, life and disability.
Green Valley Lawn Care- Snow removal, roofs, driveways, parking lots. Fully Insured. Dan 524-5295
HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277
HVAC TECHNICIAN - Laconia
MILES COMPUTER REPAIR Virus Removal, Computer Tune-ups, Hardware Install, Network Install, Same Day Service. 603-998-2326. ROOF Clearing Specialist: Hardworking, experienced, references. No job too big or small! Matt Labranche, (603)393-4937.
Benefits include 401(k) Plan, health insurance, paid holidays and paid vacation. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person at 281 South Main St. Laconia.
PART-TIME COOK/SERVER Part-time weekend hours for a creative individual to cook and serve 60 plus individuals within a community setting. We are currently looking for Saturdays and Sundays from 7AM to 2PM with opportunity for additional hours. In a small kitchen area, applicant will be responsible for cooking, serving, cleaning after meal and closing of kitchen. Customer service is our highest priority.
EXTREME ROOF SHOVELING • Fully Insured •
LHRA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status or sexual orientation.
Join a Retirement Community proudly serving Seniors in the Lakes Region.
Our team is always looking for individuals with caring and serving hearts to work with Seniors.
Group Interviews will be held Friday, February 18th Maplewood - building on the hill (left) 2:30 pm - Application Completion 3:00 pm - Interview
LPN – Full Time - Days LNA – Per Diem – All Shifts Receptionist – Part Time All exceptional talent – please apply. We are located at 153 Parade Road, Meredith. www.forestviewmanor.com “Come Home to Forestview”
Fully Insured Laconia, Gilford, Belmont & Surrounding Areas Residential & Commercial
Howland • 524-2009
Applications for employment may be obtained at Laconia Housing Authority located within Sunrise Towers, or mail resume prior to February 23rd to: Claire Lemay, Director of Supportive Services, LHA 25 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246
MEREDITH: Private bedroom and bathroom. All utilities included. Pets allowed. (603)707-9036.
Our Customers Dont get Soaked!
Foley Oil Co. is looking for a qualified candidate. Must have minimum 5+ years of experience in the residential field. Must be proficient and have strong trouble shooting skills in all areas of residential HVAC equipment i.e. gas, oil, A/C, warm air & hydronic systems. Must be Gas Certified. NATE certified a plus. Will participate in a compensated on-call rotation.
Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz
LACONIA/ GILFORD HOUSEMATE wanted for beautiful home. Sunny private furnished room, includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, dish, laundry. $125/week, $450/Month. Call 528-8030.
Services ROOFS CLEARED: 29 years experience, insured. Call Eric, (603)387-4996.
Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
Please stop by Mon-Fri, 9-3pm to fill out an application at 492 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
BELMONT: Near 106, easy communte north and south, country setting, includes all utilities, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296.
Roof Shoveling- Don't have time or desire to get up on the roof and do it yourself? Please call Dan at 603-527-8670 Quick and reasonable service ROOF Shoveling: Usually $50-$100 per roof. 455-6945. ROOF snow and ice removal. Fully insured, free estimates. Call John 603-801-3513.
PIECE OF MIND $30/ hour. Let me clean, organize or restyle your home. Dependable and trustworthy, impeccable references. Call Cindy at 520-2150.
ROOF, Deck Shoveling, Snowblowing, Snowplowing. Reliable, prompt professional service. Residental/ Commercial. Fully insured 387-1073.
Wanted To Buy FISHER WOODSTOVE BABY bear size that takes up to 16” logs Call anytime, leave message 293-8545 or 630-6539 Old antique guns and ammunition Call anytime, leave message. 293-8545 or 630-6539
Advertise Here! Call 737-2020 or email ads@laconia dailysun.com
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