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Billings & Carty bring ‘I’m Sorry’ valentines to Inter-Lakes School Board meeting By adaM drapcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — It seemed at last week’s budget hearing that there was no love lost between much of the Inter-Lakes School Board and board member Jack Carty and Meredith resident Mark Billings. After a week-long separation, though, the two, who had issued sharp criticism of the board, sought to patch things up at last night’s meeting. Billings, at the budget hearing, had called “unconscionable” the board’s withholding until a day before the budget hearing of details of a newly-negotiated teacher’s union contract. At the hearing, he called the contract a “spit in the face of the taxpayers,” accusing the board of failing to substantially address escalating health care costs. At last night’s board meeting, though, Billings apologized for the comments. “I was out of line. You people deserve our sincere thanks for the work see I-L page 10

A big smile for the max in a tux bearing red roses. . . & for the husband who sent them Cathy Knox was one of the many surprised recipients of flower deliveries yesterday. The dapper David Ellis donned a tuxedo to make Valentine’s Day deliveries for Heaven Scent Design of Laconia. Knox was given the two-dozen roses by her husband Tom, to whom she said, “I loved you before this, I love you more now.” (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

LHS down to 640 students but future looks stable By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Since 2004, when 825 students were enrolled at Laconia High School, the student body has shrunk by 23-percent to the 640 students who answered the bell when school opened last fall. According to the United

States Census Bureau, between 2000 and 2010 the number of school age children, between five and nineteen, fell 14-percent, from 3,186 to 2,750. The steepest drop was among those aged five to nine, whose numbers decreased by 20-percent, from 1,054 to 842. The number of 10 to 14 year-olds declined

14-percent, from 1,048 to 904. During the decade the number of households with at least one child younger than 18 decreased by 13-percent, from 1,883, 1,643, and their share of all households dropped from 28-percent to 24-percent. School Superintendent Bob Champlin said yesterday that

classes number approximately between 160 and 170 in the 13 grades from kindergarten through high school. Without significant demographic change, the current enrollment projects high school enrollment will number between 640 and 680 for at least the next dozen years. see LHs page 6

Durham administrator with local ties picked to head Gilford El By adaM drapcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — The Gilford School District announced yesterday that Danielle Bolduc had accepted an offer to become the next principal of the town’s elementary school. Bolduc is presently employed as director of instruction for Fuel Oil OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. the Oyster River School 10 day cash price* Laconia 524-1421 subject to change District in Durham and

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will begin hew new job on July 1. Bolduc began her education career in 1990 as a business teacher at Winnisquam High School. From 1993 to 1998 she taught at Moultonborough Academy. She has served as a technology coordinator at Chester Academy and an adjunct professor at Plymouth State University. She’s worked for Oyster River School District since 1999, beginning there as the technology integration administrator.

She grew up in Connecticut, then married Michael Bolduc, a member of the family which operates Bolduc Farm in Gilford. “I really wanted to relocate back to the Lakes Region and Gilford has an excellent reputation,” she said, adding that she’s excited for the opportunity to focus on the elementary grade level and looks forward to getting to know her new students. In the district’s announcement, Supersee BOLdUC page 10

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Wyo. fugitive runs out of gas, calls sheriff for help

EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — A 59-year-old fugitive is back behind bars after he ran out of gas in Wyoming and called the local sheriff’s office for roadside assistance. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Tuesday that Richard Vincent of Prineville, Ore., was wanted in Georgia for violating parole on a murder and escape conviction. Vincent called the Uinta (YOO’-ihn-tah) County Sheriff’s Office sent state troopers to help him out. When they learned that Vincent had an outstanding felony warrant from Atlanta, he was taken into custody. Vincent is now being held for Georgia authorities pending extradition.

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Lockdown at Keene schools ends when man surrenders KEENE (AP) — A lockdown at four New Hampshire schools brought on by a police search for a man with a gun ended Tuesday after the man turned himself in at Keene police headquarters. Keene Superintendent William Gurney said the schools were on lockdown about four hours, beginning after 6 a.m., as police searched for “someone with a shotgun who was distraught” following a domestic dispute. The lockdown was lifted after the man surrendered to police at the station. Police said no one was injured.

Keene Police Chief Kenneth Meola said Adam Martz, 21, of Keene was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest. He was being held on $10,000 bond. He had not been assigned a lawyer by Tuesday afternoon, the Keene public defender’s office said. The chief said the search for Martz began shortly after 4 a.m. when police were called to the building where he lives with his girlfriend to investigate a domestic disturbance. While en route, police received a call saying the girlfriend had fled to another

apartment in the building. Meola said police arrived to find Martz standing on a balcony with a long gun in his hand, telling police to shoot him. He went inside and then ran from the building and into swampy woods behind Keene Middle School and the district’s administrative offices. Gurney said police called and asked if he could delay opening the schools, but Gurney told them the school buses were already rolling. The middle school, Keene see KEENE page 9

WASHINGTON (AP) — House-Senate talks on renewing a payroll tax cut that delivers about $20 a week to the average worker yielded a tentative agreement Tuesday, with lawmakers planning to unveil the pact Wednesday and sending the measure to President Barack Obama as early as this week. Under the outlines of the emerging agreement, a 2 percentage-point cut in the Social

Security payroll tax would be extended through the end of the year, with the nearly $100 billion cost added to the deficit. Jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed would be renewed as well, with the $30 billion cost paid for in part through auctioning broadcast spectrum to wireless companies and requiring federal workers to contribute more toward their pensions. GOP lawmakers leaving a party meet-

ing said they were told a tentative pact had been reached but said some details could change before the compromise was finalized, probably on Wednesday. They described the session as largely positive, and several predicted the House would approve the deal. The payroll tax cut and renewing jobless benefits were key planks in Obama’s see PAYROLL TAX page 7

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State vice president on Tuesday asked a judge to throw out charges that he lied to a grand jury investigating former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and that he did not properly report suspected child abuse.

Gary C. Schultz said his statements to a grand jury that he felt the allegations against Sandusky he fielded from a graduate assistant in 2002 were “not that serious” and that it wasn’t clear to him that a crime occurred are opinions that cannot be proved false.

“Perjury prosecutions rarely rest on expressions of opinion or belief,” wrote Schultz defense lawyer Tom Farrell. Schultz also joined a motion filed Monday by co-defendant Tim Curley that challenged the failure-to-report charge on see PENN STATE page 10

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A French model for raising American kids One item in the annals of American exceptionalism is how exceptionally badly behaved American children are. We who hang around international airports often marvel at how European toddlers wait calmly while their American cohorts run down the halls or lie sprawled on the floor in a screaming tantrum. This is a generality, of course, but you know it’s a solid one. Journalist Pamela Druckerman has experienced the difference as an American mother of a toddler living in Paris. She discusses French parents’ seemingly miraculous ability to civilize their young children in her new book, “Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.” What makes the story appealing is the author’s own humble story of doing her best to discipline her toddler but obviously getting something very wrong. At a French seaport restaurant, Druckerman wrote in The Wall Street Journal: “Bean would take a brief interest in the food, but within a few minutes she was spilling salt shakers and tearing apart sugar packets. Then she demanded to be sprung from her high chair so she could dash around the restaurant and bolt dangerously toward the docks.” Every meal became torture, as the pint-sized tyrant wrecked her parents’ vacation. Druckerman found it “weird” that the French families seemed be having a good time. “French toddlers were sitting contentedly in their high chairs, waiting for their food, or eating fish and even vegetables,” she wrote. “There was no shrieking or whining. And there was no debris around their tables.” Clearly, toddlers are not uncontrollable savages. Nor did French parents beat them into submission. But they knew the insanity of trying to “negotiate” with tiny ones. The secret sprung from a very different mindset about raising children. The objective wasn’t disciplining them but educating them. French parents established early on that they were not the children’s servants and that “no” meant “no.” The last point is most interesting, because American parents seem

quite able to say “no.” The problem is they don’t do it with conviction. They shout “no, no, no, no” rather than saying “no” once at a normal volume but like they mean it. French children learned early on that they are not the center of the universe. They must adjust to family mealtime schedules. Meanwhile, the parents feel entitled to adult time, during which the children are expected to play quietly — and do. I’m amazed to call friends who, when their children demand attention, put me on hold, not them. One mother lets her teenage offspring interrupt phone conversations. (I try to stifle my contempt.) We’re not talking about that gruesome “tiger mom” stuff, whereby the children are insulted, threatened and hounded into performing feats of brilliance — academic or otherwise — for the glory of the parents. The French, however, do spend much time reading to their children and showing them things. These principles are familiar to fans of John Rosemond, the childrearing expert especially beloved by American conservatives. And consistent with Rosemond’s views, child-centered homes breed less happy parents. In a Princeton study comparing child care experiences of mothers in Columbus, Ohio, and Rennes, France, American mothers found child-rearing twice as unpleasant as their French sisters. But what conservatives should also consider is their government’s potential role in making parenthood less stressful. The French government provides paid maternity leave, wellrun day care and preschool. Probably nothing would boost America’s middle-class birthrate like a modicum of help for working parents. But I digress. With much of American family life fallen into chaos, we would do well to look elsewhere for guidance on ways to do things. America is not the best at everything. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

Many of Obama’s records have been kept secret from Americans To the editor, Last week Scott Cracraft shared with readers his frustration with those who continue to maintain that Obama was not born in the U.S. — “birthers” as they have come to be called. Scott cites the letter’s of Jack Stephenson, whom I too have read and communicated with. Let me say right here that I do not know the truth of the matter. I read many forwards supporting the claim but do not know the source or reliability of them but do know Jack believes them with all his heart. Realize too that Scott believes just as truly

and deeply in his point of view. As I see it though both men believe but do not KNOW beyond a reasonable doubt though both maintain they do. The problem is, and has been, that far to much of Obama’s records have been sealed, kept secret from the American people. For example ask about the man’s collage transcripts? You can’t get them. Ask for a birth certificate and it takes nearly two years to get one released. Ask, ask, ask about all kinds of background information and it’s glazed over, around see next page

LETTERS Only about 300 people will vote, compared to 1,700 on ballot day To the editor, In response to a letter in Tuesday’s paper against passing SB-2 for the Moultonboro School District, I would like to offer a few counter points.The letter writer states that “Both forms of governance provide sufficient time for interested voters to examine, study and discuss proposed school warrants prior to voting. Claims to the contrary are false. Such claims are either misinformed or designed to mislead.” I beg to differ. At traditional town meeting, warrant articles are changed sometimes multiple times and voters are asked to make an immediate decision and vote on the spot, often times not fully understanding the final wording. A case in point is Moultonboro Town Meeting warrant article 10 in 2008. Despite the evidence of video as to what occurred and what was said, this one warrant article has led to four years of confusion and debate over playing fields and a potential community center. Our selectmen as recently as February 7, 2012 could not explain what really happened in 2008. Scores of thousands of tax dollars were expended that could have been prevented if voters had more time to

fully vett the article. If the article had been debated in a deliberative session, we would have had 30 days or so to get answers and fully understand the implications before voting on it. In 2008 we did not. In 2012 we have before us a convoluted three part article 22 that will surely be amended by both sides of the issue and voters will again be asked to vote on the spot. It will in all likelihood be a totally foreign warrant article to what was presented to citizens by the selectmen at the warrant hearing in early February. A fully informed electorate? I think not. In addition, only about 300 people present will get to vote, not the 1,700 hundred that voted last year on ballot day. Lastly, look around the state of N.H. and all the successful SB-2 deliberative sessions these past few weeks. Look at the Newfound School District where 500 people showed up and ultimately supported the school board’s budget. I would urge voters to vote YES on article 2 on the Moultonboro School District ballot on Tuesday March 13th. Paul Punturieri Moultonboro

Letter attacking Sen. Forrester couldn’t have been more misleading To the editor, It is hugely disappointing that a recent letter to the editor by Paula Trombi and Patsy Kendall attacking Senator Jeanie Forrester was not researched to present the facts to readers of your paper. So, for the record, let’s present the facts: Trombi/Kendall claim that Senator Forrester voted to cut state funding for fuel assistance. FACT: The state of NH does not provide fuel assistance — fuel assistance is provided by the federal government and it was President Obama who cut the funding, saying that the program needed to return to “a more sustainable level.” Trombi/Kendall claim that Senator Forrester voted for a budget that denied funding for a variety of programs. FACT: Senator Forrester voted to restore funding to many programs including the developmentally disabled waitlist, mental health for children and adults, children in need of

services, uncompensated care, and catastrophic aid. When the Republicans took control, they faced an $800-million deficit caused by unrealistic revenue projections and overspending by the Democrats. The N.H. Constitution requires a balanced budget, and the Republican legislature produced a truly balanced two-year budget, spending $4.42-billion in general funds, including an 11-percent reduction from the last biennium. This is the first time since World War II that a biennial budget spent less than the previous two years. It’s too bad, and really sad, that Patsy and Paula felt the need to attack Senator Forrester, and the seven other women (Diane Downing, Jodie Herbert, Carol Gerken, Helen Heiner, Barbara Lauterbach, Terry Jutton, and Renee Speltz) who decided to step up to the plate and raise funds for those in need because of cuts made at a federal level. Ron & Pat Robin Plymouth

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LETTERS Sheriff doesn’t have power not expressly granted by Constitution To the editor, Clearly, the High Sheriff is escalating the taking over of a police department’s statutory duties into an editorial brouhaha. The High Sheriff and his deputies have statewide law enforcement authority under certain circumstances. If that were as simple as said, out of context, in time, there would no longer be a police chief or police officers in Barnstead, Gilford, Laconia or any other of the municipalities comprising Belknap County. The blue shirts will all be replaced by brown shirts. Unlike other states in the union, in New Hampshire, “[c]ounties are subdivisions of the state in which some of the powers of state government are exercised by local functionaries for local purposes.” (O’Brien v. County of Rockingham, 80 N.H. 522, 523 (1923). Such governmental subdivisions have only “powers (that) are EXPRESSLY GRANTED to them by the legislature and such as are necessarily implied or incidental thereto.” NH Constitution, Part II, Article 38, is the only powers granted to the sheriff. How the High Sheriff denied equal dispatch services to Gilford, and in the next money making adventure, works so hard to take over the duties of the police department in Barnstead should give Belknap county voters pause. Will the next elected sheriff decide to terminate such responsibilities? Will Barnstead see changing of the brown to blue shirts every two years depending on who is elected sheriff? If this was the constitutional make up of county law enforcement services, RSA 104 would have a sub-section empowering the High Sheriff’s, at the request of the voters, to compel the county to provide full time police duties to protect and serve them. The potential of irreparable conflicts of interest between full-time policing and court ordered duties by deputysheriffs is a liability that is insur-

mountable. Would the sheriff’s SWAT Team be summarily activated for Barnstead by the High Sheriff or the selectmen? The courts have said time, time again that they will not insert language that is not written into the law. The High Sheriff argues it’s a cost effective measure originating from the selectman. Is the real issue money or is it political squabble about the selectmen controlling or interfering in police department personnel issues or a methodology regarding law enforcement? Then again, is it empire building? A county policing department is contrary to Home Rule. The Legislature has not relegated to the High Sheriff or the sheriff’s deputies the power to do anything beyond those directed by the court other than to assist a municipality in times of emergency. How can any taxpayer allow negotiations of employment compensation agreements of “police-deputy” personnel to be embraced by a county bureaucracy that operates unchecked by the delegation? How will it be determine if a deputy sheriff, working in any town, is conserving the peace, preserving public order, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing criminal laws by, among other things, raising a posse and arresting persons who commit crimes in their presence, or serving criminal warrants, other writs and summonses, or transporting prisoners? If the protect and serve separation of police powers between the State Police, sheriff responsibilities and local police authority is to be disturbed, setting a precedents for all N.H. counties, let the Town of Barnstead or the county provide a legal opinion that will pass muster before the N.H. Supreme Court. Where is the Attorney General regarding this constitutional issue? This is of statewide concern. Thomas A. Tardif Laconia

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My whole family is committed to our Inter-Lakes school system To the editor, My name is Rebecca Alosa and I am running for the Meredith seat on the SAU #2 School Board. In 1994, I graduated from I-LHS, and went on to pursue my M.Ed. at PSU, where I have been an adjunct professor in the English Department for five years. Currently, I am also a professional tutor, and am pursuing an advanced graduate degree at PSU. In 2009, I filled a one- year vacancy on the board as a resident of Center Harbor, and that following March, I ran in the town elections, wining a three-year term. During my tenure, I was a member of the Policy Review Committee, kept up to date with important legislative issues, went to many workshops held by the NHSBA, from preceding page or ignored. No wonder some of his critics seized upon this idea, but the president has only his secretive self to blame. I would suggest to Scott who is so strongly vexed by this that his remedy could be to prove Jack wrong. Steve Earle Hill

and took a graduate level course in school finance and negotiations. With regret I had to resign from the board in November 2011 when my fiancée and I moved our family to Meredith. Moving our family was not an easy decision, but there was no question in our minds that we would remain in the district and that all of our children, ages 13, 9, and 2 would graduate from I-LHS. As a family we are committed to this school system and to our community. This sentiment extends throughout my family. My father, Al Bolduc, is a long-time employee of the Public Works Department, and my sister and her husband are small business owners on Main Street. Prior to the election, I will be holding two open house opportunities at Kara’s Café on Main Street in Meredith, will be taking part in the Meet the Candidates event in Meredith on February 23rd, and will be writing weekly letters to the editor. I am also available for discussion, to hear community member concerns, and to answer any questions at, raalosa@ Rebecca Alosa Meredith

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Meredith developer files counterclaim against trustees in FRM bankruptcy By Gail OBer

rather borrowed money from lenders through FRM at a high rate of interest to improve the properties by building and developing them. “Any funds or interest allegedly paid were for developmental rights and valid bona fides expenses incurred on properties now benefiting the bankrupt estate,” he said in his response filed Monday. Theoretically, once the properties were developed to a certain level, Coyne and other developers would have then qualified for traditional bank loans at much lower rates of interest and would have been able to repay Farah, who would have repaid the lenders. Only FRM president Scott Farah


MANCHESTER — A Meredith real estate developer has filed a counter claim against the federally-appointed trustee overseeing the FRM bankruptcy, alleging he never received interest from the now jailed mortgage company owner and that he was also a victim of what has been identified as the largest Ponzi scheme in New Hampshire history. In his response to a suit filed against him by Trustee Jim Notinger of Donchess and Notinger LLC asking for the return of “false interest” payments, T. Gary Coyne replied he never received interest payments but

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, with help from Donald Dodge, stole the money. The two used new mortgage sales to pay interest to people who had older mortgage sales and didn’t release the construction loan money, as they had agreed to do, to developers like Coyne. In Coyne’s case, he owned 12-percent of the development rights for Lilac Valley Estates, all of Beaver Pond Estates and still holds a 12-percent interest in Provencial Park Realty Trust or Apple Ridge — an interest his counter suit claims bankruptcy trustee Notinger refuses to acknowledge. In his counter suit, Coyne said Notinger sold the Lilac Valley development for $440,000 to Brady Sullivan Company of Machester and “wiped him out” of his secured development rights. Coyne also agreed to upkeep Beaver Pond Estates until such time as it could be sold — also later to Brady Sullivan — but said Notinger refused to honor their agreement to pay him for the maintenance — an agreement made in front of Coyne’s engineer, Jon Rokeh. In addition, Coyne claims the city of Laconia still holds a $175,000 performance bond for Apple Ridge — confirmed last week by City Planner Shanna Saunders — and said he sub-

ordinated $100,000 of it through his development rights in that project. Coyne, like other developers that worked with FRM and CL&M arranged to borrow the money through FRM to pay for the infrastructure — roads, wells, site plans, environmental surveys to either sell the development rights or build condominiums and homes for eventual resale. Unable to get the money to finish the projects, Coyne and others were never able to finish their developments and, as part of the liquidation process overseen by Notinger, lost all they had put into them when most of the properties were sold from under them at fire-sale prices to satisfy, in part, the lenders claims. According to an article published in the N.H. Business Review in July of 2011, nearly $110-million in claims have been filed against FRM and the trustees have been able to collect $3.4-million — with just over $560,000 going back fees incurred his own firm Donchess & Notinger LLC. As of this month, Notinger’s firm has been awarded $994,000 in fees and another $33,792 in expenses. An additional $166,149 is claimed but has not yet been awarded. Unsecured claims to date are over $30-million.

LHS from page one Census data suggests that the school population may not vary significantly for even longer. Between 2000 and 2010 the number of children five years old and younger crept from 869 to 878. Assuming this population is evenly distributed over the ages from one to five, 175 children, approximately the current class size, will begin kindergarten each year for the next five years. Declining school enrollment reflect the aging population of the city. During the past decade the median age rose from 38.8 years to 43 years, an increase of 11-percent. The popu-

lation of working age decreased by only 0.9-percent. But, the numbers of men and women in their child rearing years declined sharply. The 20 to 24 age group shrank by 15-percent, from 1,057 to 897, the 25 to 34 age group by 12-percent, from 2,146 to,1,887, and the 35 to 44 age group by 20-percent, from 2,462 to 1,987. Meanwhile, the number of those aged 45 to 54 grew from 2,284 to 2,419, an increase of 6-percent, while those aged 55 to 64 jumped 43-percent, from 1,579 to 2,252. The population aged 65 and older rose 2-percent, from 2,828 to 2,881 while the number of households see next page

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Maine company shuts down Union Ave. Big Apple convenience store & gas station

LACONIA — The Big Apple convenience store and Shell gas station at 430 Union Avenue closed yesterday. The store and property is owned by the C.N. Brown Company, headquartered in Paris, Maine. A company spokesman could not be reached for comment yesterday. C.N. Brown Company, a family owned firm, began as a logging operation in 1948. It began opening Big Apple stores in 1980 and today oper-

ates at 78 locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Union Avenue store was one of a dozen in New Hampshire, including those in Gilford and Loudon. The company also distributes heating oil through a subsidiary, Red Shield Heating Oil, from 29 locations, 23 in Maine, one in Vermont and five in New Hampshire, with Franklin the nearest. — Michael Kitch

PAYROLL TAX from page 2 jobs program, which was announced in September. The payroll tax cut benefits 160 million Americans and delivers a tax cut of about $20 a week for a typical worker making $50,000 a year. People making a $100,000 salary would get a $2,000 tax cut. The deal would not only be a win for Obama but would take the payroll tax fight — which put Republicans on the defensive — off the table for the fall election campaign. “The mood is to get it off the table,” freshman Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., said. “We’ve got to move on to another issue.” “It’s a compromise,” said Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., a tea party-backed freshman and one of the bargainers. “We knew we’d be making a compromise.” The agreement also would avert a huge cut in Medicare payments to doctors, financed by cuts elsewhere in the federal health care budget, GOP

and Democratic aides said. The cuts include a hitting a “prevention fund” established under Obama’s health care law aimed at fighting smoking and obesity. Aides in both parties said Senate Democrats were rebuffed in an effort to renew a package of expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses, including clean energy tax credits cherished by Democrats and a tax break sought by businesses that purchase new equipment. Negotiators agreed to reduce the number of weeks of benefits that workers would be eligible to receive if they lose their jobs. The maximum number of weeks of benefits in states with the highest jobless rates would be cut from 99 weeks to 73 weeks by the end of the year, said an aide to Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private talks.

from preceding page with individuals 65 and older rose by 6-percent to account for 29-percent of all households. While enrollment has declined, the number of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, an indicator of financial hardship, has risen steadily from nearly a third to more than half of all those enrolled in grades one through twelve. Champlin said that the numbers eligible for free and reduced lunch approach 60-percent in the elementary schools and 50-percent at the high school. In 2005, of the 2,178 students, 801, 37-percent, were eligible for free and reduced lunch. By 2010, the number had grown to 1,046, representing 52-percent of the the enrollment of 2,002. In other words, while enrollment fell by 8-percent the share of those eligible for free and reduced lunch climbed by 31-percent. Champlin suggested that the aging of the population and the slump in the housing market have affected the size and texture of school enrollment. He said that aging homeowners, who

would otherwise sell their property to retire to smaller homes or other states, are kept in place by the sluggish market. As a result, the housing opportunities for young couples and families are diminished, depressing the numbers of school age children. Moreover, he said that the children of those with means to purchase homes were less likely to qualify for free and reduced lunch. “Enrollment and the numbers qualified for free and reduced lunch are directly linked to the housing market,” Champlin said. “The natural turnover has been slowed.” Champlin said that in response to declining enrollment the the School Board made major staffing changes in its 2011-2012 budget by eliminating 17 positions and did not foresee the need for comparable measures in the forthcoming budget cycle. “We don’t expect numbers to go down, down, down or to go up until the housing market improves,” he said. “Classes of 160 to 170 are good numbers for us. We have the capacity and we are staffed for that range.”

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In M’borough case, Supreme Court stirs muddy water as to who can do what under Consumer Protection Act By Michael Kitch

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Supreme Court last week ruled that more than 50 residents of Moultonborough who brought suit against a local company for selling potable water with elevated levels of uranium are not entitled to damages under the Consumer Protection Act. The case reflects the curious impact of changes to the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) made by the Legislature. In separate decisions reached in the last three months the Supreme Court has ruled that purchasers of automobiles bearing inspection stickers — despite not actually having passed inspection — are protected by the act while those sold water laced with contaminants are not. In 2002 the Legislature amended the CPA to exempt “trade or commerce subject to the jurisdiction of the bank commissioner, the director of securities regulation, the insurance commissioner, the public utilities commission, the financial institutions and insurance regulators of other states, or federal banking or securities regulators who possess the authority to regulate unfair or deceptive trade practices.” Prior to these changes no particular industries, professions or occupations were exempt from the act, which excluded only trade or commerce permitted by laws administered by state and federal regulatory agencies. Under the CPA, persons may be awarded treble damages against individuals or firms found to have willfully and knowingly engaged in unfair or deceptive practices. Jo Anne Rainville, Carl Beher and Lisa Mullins, doing business as The Olde Village Store, and others sought damages against the Lakes Region Water Company, a small, privately owned firm based in Moultonborough, which operates several public water systems in the state. In 2004, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) found high levels of uranium in one of the company’s wells serving the Tamworth Water Works. Although Lakes Region Water Company sunk a new well, three years later DES officials discovered it was drawing from the original well and water samples from the Tamworth Water Works contained excessive levels of uranium. Both the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Attorney General’s Office began investigating the company. Meanwhile, Rainville and others filed suit, alleging the Lakes Region Water Works violated the CPA. The company claimed that because its “trade and commerce” was regulated by the PUC, it was exempt from the act. Justice Steven Houran of the Carroll County Superior Court ruled that since the PUC has sole jurisdiction over ratemaking, the exemption applied only to claims that the company overcharged for its contaminated water. But, he also held that since the authority of the PUC is limited to setting rates, claims that the company misrepresented its water as free from contamination and safe for consumption by failing disclose the elevated levels of uranium were not exempt from the act. The question before the Supreme Court was

whether the lower court was mistaken in ruling that Lakes Region Water Company was not exempt from the CPA for allegedly misrepresenting the quality of its water. The justices rejected the plaintiffs argument — and the Superior Court ruling — that because the jurisdiction of the PUC is confined to ratemaking, the exemption does not apply. Instead, they stressed that the CPA exempts “any” trade or commerce subject to the agency’s authority. Likewise, the justices disagreed with the plaintiff’s contention that the jurisdiction of the PUC does not reach to deceptive practices related to water quality. “This frames the issue incorrectly,” they wrote. “The issue is not whether a party’s deceptive practice is subject to the PUC’s jurisdiction, but whether the practice occurred in the conduct of ‘trade or commerce’ that is subject to the PUC’s jurisdiction.” The court distinguished its opinion from its decision in the case of the Empire Automotive Group last December. The car dealership was indicted by a grand jury for violating the CPA by placing inspection stickers on vehicles, which were sold to consumers, knowing they had not passed inspection. The Empire Automotive Group claimed because it was licensed and regulated by the New Hampshire Bank Department, it was exempt from the CPA. However, the justices ruled that the jurisdiction of the Bank Department is confined to “the retail installment sales of motor vehicles,” or the financing of vehicle sales. They concluded that the fraudulent conduct was not related to the financing of the transactions and that “the trade or commerce at issue was the sale of motor vehicles generally, not their financing under retail sales installment contracts.” Since the Bank Department does not have authority over motor vehicle sales generally, but only over retail installment contracts, the Empire Automotive Group was not exempt from the CPA. The two decisions, rendered in accord with the plain meaning of the law, indicate that because of the exemptions granted by the Legislature the CPA no longer applies equitably to similarly situated consumers. Whether a claim can be even brought under the CPA depends not simply on its merits, but on whether the firm against which it is lodged is regulated by one of the designated agencies and what specific authority that agency possesses. For example, on the one hand, a customer who purchased a vehicle with a bogus inspection sticker would be protected by the CPA and entitled to seek treble damages. But, on the other hand, if the company misrepresented the terms of a sales contract, it would be exempt from the CPA, but liable to penalties imposed by the Bank Department, while the customer would be denied access to treble damages. Furthermore, the court’s decisions bear directly on a major issue raised in the aftermath of the collapse of Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. (FRM). Amid the back-biting and finger-pointing among state agencies over how FRM escaped the scrutiny of regulatory agencies, Attorney General Michael Delaney contended that the changes to the CPA placed FRM beyond the reach of the Consumer Protection Bureau.

KEENE from page 2 High School, and Jonathan Daniels and Symonds elementary schools were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Gurney said staff members were posted at every door to greet students and hustle them inside. Police officers were sent to all four schools. “If he needed to find a police officer to turn himself in, there were plenty,” Gurney said. State police — using dogs and a helicopter equipped with infrared detectors — joined the search. Officers from nearby communities and the county sheriff’s office also combed the area in search of Martz. Gurney said the lockdown was both nerve-racking and a good drill for the schools. “This for us pointed out some things we need to work on,” he said.

The system has practiced “reverse evacuation” — herding students from recess yards and playing fields into the school — but had not prepared for a threat at the beginning of the school day. Gurney said the lockdown was still in place when lunch periods at the high school were getting started, which presented a challenge that will require more planning. “We had 1,500 hungry teenagers up there, and we didn’t have a mechanism for feeding them,” Gurney said. Gurney said the school lockdown last week in nearby Walpole was on his mind as he handled security at the Keene schools, although the Walpole circumstances were different. On Friday, a 14-yearold male student at Walpole Elementary School shot himself in the face with a shotgun. He is being treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.


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to that point,” he said, noting that he’s since encountered “widely varying” interpretations of transparency in that context. “It was not my intent to insult the chairman or other members of the school board,” Carty said. “I’d like to put this one to bed and move on.” After hearing both conciliatory statements, Kay Anderson said, “I was hoping for both apologies.” She serves on the board’s strategic planning committee with both Billings and Carty and said that after the budget hearing last week she was planning to attend last night’s meeting with the intention of resigning over a breach of trust. “It’s absolutely essential, for the process to work, that we trust each other,” she said. Anderson said she has worked through several negotiation processes and, “it was very difficult for me” to watch the negotiating team endure the salvo of criticism. After last night’s peace-making efforts, though, Anderson said, “Some of my trust is coming back, so I’m not resigning... Let’s have this be a bad bump in the road and continue to go forward as a team.”

PENN STATE from page 2 grounds the law was different in 2002, when Schultz and Curley, the university’s athletics director, were told of Sandusky being in the campus showers with a young boy. The defendants also say the statute of limitations has expired. Farrell sought a more precise description of the part of Schultz’s grand jury testimony that prosecutors allege constituted perjury. Farrell argued that the “defendant must not be left guessing as to which statements he is defending against nor as to basic information as to why such statements are false.” Through a spokeswoman, Farrell declined to comment further. A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said Tuesday the agency had not received the filings but would review them when it had. During a preliminary hearing for Schultz and

Curley in December, former Penn State football team graduate assistant Mike McQueary testified that he saw Sandusky engaging in a sexual act with a boy in a locker room shower. He said that he first spoke about it with his father immediately afterward and then contacted head football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno, who was fired as coach after the arrests but was not a target of criminal investigators, told the grand jury that McQueary recounted something of a “sexual nature” but that he did not press for details. About a week and a half later, McQueary said, he met with Curley and Schultz, and the content of that meeting is central to the charges against the two administrators. McQueary testified in December he told them he had seen Sandusky and a boy, both naked, in the shower after hearing skin-on-skin slapping sounds. “I would have described that it was extremely sexual and I thought that some kind of intercourse was going on,” McQueary said under oath in a Harrisburg courtroom. He also testified that he saw Schultz, whose duties as senior vice president for business and finance included oversight of the university police department, as a police authority. “I thought I was talking to the head of the police, to be frank with you,” he said. “In my mind it was like speaking to a (district attorney). It was someone who police reported to and would know what to do with it.”

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Betty J. Withington, 88 LACONIA — Betty Jane Wright Withington, 88, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died at the Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin on Sunday, February 12, 2012. She was the widow of Rev. Robert W. Withington who died in 2002. Mrs. Withington was born November 21, 1923 in Cortland, Ohio, the daughter of Harry M. and Clemmie (Survrison) Heisley Anderson. She resided in Canadaigua, New York for many years before moving to Laconia eighteen years ago. Mrs. Withington was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and sang as a tenor in the church’s choir. She was a professional artist. Survivors include her children, Mark H. Wright and his wife, Linda, of Gilford, Paul H. Wright of Derry and John A. Withington and his wife, Patty, of New Jersey, Diana G. Mobley and her husband David of Medfield, Mass. , Joan K. Wing and her husband Scott, of Boca Raton, Florida, Karen W. Mancuso and her husband Peter of North Bellmore, N. Y. and Mary Martha Withington and her part-

ner, Sue Wendelgass of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.. Betty had twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren as well as three nephews and four nieces. In addition to her late husbands Al Wright and Rev. Robert Withington and her parents, Mrs. Withington was predeceased by a brother, Harry Heisley, Jr. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 or Community Health & Hospice, Inc. 780 N. Main St. Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

Barbara Murray, 59 GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Barbara Murray, 59, of 143 Crystal Lake Road, died at her home on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Barbara was born May 2, 1952 in Natick, Mass., the daughter of Philip and Ida (McCarthy) Haddock. She resided in Belmont, N.H. for a few years before moving to Gilmanton twenty years ago. She worked as a LNA for Easter Seals and also at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith. Barbara had a loving passion for gardening and Aviary Bird Breeding. Survivors include a son, Eric Baker, of Franklin; three daughters, Krystal Murray of Gilmanton Iron Works, Barbara Reynolds of South Carolina and Jessica Baker of Laconia; several grandchildren; several

great grandchildren; her mother, Ida Haddock, of Gilmanton Iron Works; two brothers, John Haddock of Sandwich and Phil Haddock of Tuftonboro, N.H. and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her father, Philip Haddock, and by four siblings, Danny Haddock, Joe Haddock, Patricia Haddock and Audrey M. Baker. There will be no calling hours. A family graveside service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Village Cemetery, Meredith, N.H. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2012. There are 320 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 1952, a funeral was held at Windsor Castle for Britain’s King George VI, who had died nine days earlier. On this date: In 1764, the city of St. Louis was established by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau. In 1812, American jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co., was born in Killingly, Conn. 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 Japanese forces during World War II. In 1953, Tenley Albright became the first American woman to win the world figure skating championship, held in Davos, Switzerland. In 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. 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 new pence instead of 240 pence. In 1982, 84 men were killed when a huge oildrilling rig, the Ocean Ranger, sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a fierce storm. In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention. In 1992, a Milwaukee jury found that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and mutilated 15 men and boys. Benjamin L. Hooks announced plans to retire as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. One year ago: Protesters swarmed Wisconsin’s capitol after Gov. Scott Walker proposed cutbacks in benefits and bargaining rights for public employees. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Allan Arbus is 94. Actress Claire Bloom is 81. Author Susan Brownmiller is 77. Songwriter Brian Holland is 71. Rock musician Mick Avory is 68. Jazz musician Henry Threadgill is 68. Actress Jane Seymour is 61. Singer Melissa Manchester is 61. Actress Lynn Whitfield is 59. “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is 58. Model Janice Dickinson is 57. Actor Christopher McDonald is 57. Reggae singer Ali Campbell is 53. Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli is 53. Musician Mikey Craig (Culture Club) is 52. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green is 52. Country singer Michael Reynolds is 48. Actor Michael Easton is 45. Rock musician Stevie Benton is 41. Actress Renee O’Connor is 41. Actress Sarah Wynter is 39. Actor-director Miranda July is 38. Rock singer Brandon Boyd is 36. Rock musician Ronnie Vannucci is 36. Actress Ashley Lyn Cafagna is 29. Actress Amber Riley is 26.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Interactive workshop to simplify the documented business plan process. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pease Library in Plymouth. Hosted by SCORE Lakes Region in conjunction with Northway Bank. To register, visit www.lakesregion. and link to “Local Workshops” or call 524-0137. Tuition is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Annual Meeting of the Greater Meredith Program. 6 p.m. at Church Landing. Cash bar and hors d’ oeuvres at 6, followed by program at 6:45. Speaker will N.H. Resources and Economic Development Director George Bald. For more information call 279-9015. Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7 p.m. Ticket information at 366-7377. Luncheon and annual meeting of the Belknap Mill Society. 11:30 a.m. at the mill. Healthly lunch catered by Cara Bean Coffee of Winnisquam, followed by a business meeting and program featuring N.H. Department of cultural Resources commissioner Van McLeod. $7/per person. Call 524-8813 to register. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. “BEE’ Mine! Valentime’s Week celebration at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, crafts and songs for children 3-5. Class on using the catalog at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sign up at the main desk. StoryTime at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. First-come, first-served help for library cardholders only. 20 minute limit if others are waiting. Gilford Write Now writer’s group meeting at the Public Library. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. New members welcome.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7 p.m. Ticket information at 366-7377. Program on “1000 Miles of Solitude: Driving the Baja California Peninsula” hosted by the Lakes Region Chapter of the N.H. Audubon Society. 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. Refreshments. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5 to 7 p.m. at AutoServ’s new Nissan showroom at exit 20 in Tilton.

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Icebreaker planned for Gilmanton Year Round Library

Young girl in a black polka dotted dress with pocketbook and ice cream cone will be auctioned at the Gilmanton YearRound Library’s second annual Icebreaker and Silent Auction on Saturday evening.. She is 34” tall and is a one-of-a-kind folk art statue created by local artisan, Jim Lambert. (Courtesy photo)

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Saxophonist Dave Liebman at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $10. BYOB. British poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage reads at Plymouth State University. 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.

GILMANTON — Last year’s Icebreaker got rave reviews, so the Gilmanton Year-Round Library decided to cheer up the gloomy month of February with a gala event on the evening on February 18 at the Gilmanton Academy. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be able to join with friends and neighbors and make some new friends while enjoying hearty appetizers and desserts in a café style atmosphere, (BYOB, mixers provided). Jazz pianist Tom Robinson, who teaches Jazz Studies at Plymouth State University, Concord Community Music School and St. Paul’s School, will provide music. Silent Auction items include a one night’s stay at Church Landing, a Behind the Scenes Tour of Strawberry Banke, a Guided Hike including lunch, a “Sue Harris” Garden Quilt, handmade scarfs and mittens, tickets to Winnipesaukee Playhouse, a “Barr” hooked rug, to name a few. Special auction items ares a Kimball spinet piano, cherry finish with matching bench and a one-of-a kind folk art statue created by local artisan Jim Lambert. All proceeds will benefit the Gilmanton Year Round Library. Purchase tickets at the library or contact Sue Barr at 267-1905, susan. or Carolyn Dickey at 2676098, Tickets purchased before February 18 are 2 for $25 or $15 per person at the door.

Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Foreign Movie Night at the Gilford Public Library. “East/West” (PG-13) “BEE’ Mine! Valentime’s Week celebration at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories, crafts and songs for children 3-5. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels. Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. Songs, stories and a take home craft for ages 18 to 36 months. Tales For Tails time at the Gilford Public Library. 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. A chance for children to read to one of our therapy dogs.

Meredith Village Savings Bank sponsors AHEAD first-time homebuyer seminar

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank and Affordable Housing Education and Development (AHEAD) are teaming up to present a workshop for people considering purchasing their first home and for anyone interested in learning about the home buying process. The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 18, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Whole Village Resource Center in Plymouth. All participants will receive a free credit report, the “Realizing the Dream” text binder and other materials that will prove useful in their quest for home ownership. The workshop is a practical guide to buying a home. Issues covered include budgeting and financial management, credit and credit reports, shopping for a home, getting a mortgage, home inspections, special financing programs and more. To register or obtain additional information, visit or call AHEAD’s HomeOwnership Center at (800) 974-1377. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Since 1991, Affordable Housing, Education and Development (AHEAD) Inc. has been dedicated to strengthening families by helping them build and preserve assets for the future. With offices in Littleton, Berlin and Colebrook, AHEAD provides innovative housing opportunities and cutting-edge homebuyer and financial education services to families of limited means residing in Coös and northern Grafton counties.

Congressman Bass plans Grafton County office hours

CONCORD — Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH02) announced today that a member of his staff will hold public office hours in Waterville Valley, Thornton, Campton, Holderness, and Ashland on Tuesday, February 21. Bass said, “So I can provide the best representation possible to the residents of the Second Congressional District, my office will conduct public office hours in communities on an ongoing basis. I strongly encourage individuals to attend if they need help from my office or would like to speak to someone on my staff.” Harold Parker, Projects Director for Bass, will be available at the following times and locations: — Waterville Valley, Town Offices, 8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. — Thornton, Town Offices, 10-11 a.m. — Campton, Town Offices, 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. — Holderness, Town Offices, 1-2 p.m. — Ashland, Town Offices, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Bass’ Concord office at 2260064.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I work comparable hours, but I earn less than half of what he does and have little discretionary income. I come home to my “second shift,” which includes cooking, cleaning and picking up after this man, who leaves his dirty clothes, snack packaging and other things strewn about the house. Meanwhile, he runs off to play golf. After dinner, he falls asleep in front of the TV. He doesn’t even mow the lawn or do routine household maintenance. He hires out for those things. Anything he’s asked to do, he deflects by saying “I pay.” To an extent, this is true. He pays the majority of household bills. But I pay for most of the food and all of the household products (bathroom tissue, toothpaste, shampoo) that we both use. I even keep a garden to help pad our grocery bill in the summer months. I’ve told him I feel like his servant. I don’t earn enough to hire a housekeeper. And don’t tell me to go on strike. I’ve tried it, and he is perfectly content to live in a pigsty. He says I’m a clean freak. I am not. I simply cannot live in such clutter and filth. Other than this, he’s a good man, intelligent, fun, and he makes me laugh. I’m not ready to throw us away for this problem. But I admit there are days when the idea of living alone is very appealing. He reads you faithfully and respects your opinion. Please help. -- Lake-Effect Wife Dear Wife: Marriage is a partnership. Married couples who have disparate incomes and insist on splitting the bills often run into these problems. Since you work the same hours, you should both do equal amounts of housework and share laundry and cooking duties. Since he doesn’t do these things, however, and you are picking up his used food containers and dirty clothes, cooking the meals and doing his laundry, he should pay for cleaning help. And no, this does not mean

you are a clean freak. It means you are avoiding a visit by the board of health. Dear Annie: A couple of my friends are recovering from illness and accidents, and their family members keep us updated through, a wonderful website. I just don’t understand why some authors know no boundaries. I recently read an update saying, “Johnny is now having a good solid stool every day.” Really? Did Johnny want that shared with the world? And on another site: “Mary is seeing a psychologist for help with her anger toward her family.” There is no shame in bowel movements or psychology, but please, out of respect for the person, skip those details. Just tell us the basics of how they are doing and feeling. I have informed my kids and siblings that if I ever need such a site, they are not to mention my urine output. I’m thankful for CaringBridge, as it is a great way to let people know how a friend is doing. But I am sad for the patient whose privacy is sometimes a casualty. -- Not-So-Nosy Nellie Dear Nellie: Thank you for pointing out that not all details need to be disclosed to everyone, a concept many people no longer grasp. And thank you, too, for giving us the opportunity to once again mention Dear Annie: “S.P.” said she no longer trusts her husband of many years. Yes, it’s possible he will someday stop his philandering. But she should also consider what any philanderer could bring home to a spouse: STDs. A lot of things can be forgiven (and medically treated), but some sexually transmitted diseases are with you for the rest of your life. Our society may take casual affairs with a grain of salt, but we should be reminded now and then that affairs can kill you. -- Another Side in California

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

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

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



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

Puppies AKC bred for quality and temperament. All 3 colors. In home raised. Taking deposits. (603)664-2828.


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

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP Looking to start Alzheimer patient group to meet, to eat, to talk and to have some fun. Need a place to meet. Call Jordan at 603-968-4088. PAT is back! Superclean Laundromat. Clean & Restored. Right next to LHS. 7am-7pm, 7 days. PELVIC/ Transvaginal Mesh? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727. WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.

For Rent 2001 Dodge Maxi-Van. 15 passenger, 126K miles. Asking $3,995. 520-4864 2002 Mazda B-4000, pick up, 4 wheel drive, 4 door, auto, 56K miles, cap with rack, all power. tow package, excellent cond. Book value $10,200 will sell for $9,500. 603-279-5599. 2002 Nissan Sentra Spec-V, 4 cylinder, 6-speed, good gas mileage, $2995/ obo. Call Shane 603-848-0530 2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x2: Single cab, V-6, 5-Speed, red, Florida truck with no rust. Great shape, 121k miles. $2,995. Call Phil, 393-7786. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

Alton room w/private bath in quiet country location, ten minutes from Alton Circle and Wolfeboro. $450/Month includes utilities. Outside smoking OK. 875-6875. Must Love pets. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 267-0545-or 781-344-3749 CENTER Harbor, one bedroom house in desirable downtown location. Safe- private- well maintained- all utilities $875/ month. Write to: Boxholder PO Box 614, Center Harbor, 03226. CONDO in Lake Winnipesaukee/Laconia area: Nice condition 1-Bedroom, Fully furnished, lake views, utilities + cable/internet included, $825/month. Available immediately. Call 860-558-3052.

Gilford- 1 bedroom, includes all utilities, washer/dryer. TV, Internet. Great view! No smokers/pets. $850/Month. 293-8976 GILFORD: 1 or 2-bedroom apartments from $175/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098. GILMANTON Iron Works Village. One bedroom apartment, second floor. No pets/smoking, includes basic cable & utilities. References & security deposit required. $700/Month. 603-364-3434 LACONIA - 26 Dartmouth St., low traffic area near schools, park & downtown. 1/2 of a duplex, 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, walk-out basement w/washer-dryer hookups, large open porch, level lot for outside activities & ample off street parking. On the sunny side of the house, clean w/hardwood floors. Non-smoking. $1,000/month plus heat & utilities. Call owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 1 BR, heat & electricity included. $750/mo. 603-781-6294.


LACONIA 1-Bedroom Apartment. Includes Heat. Hot Water, Electric. Nice location., No pets/ No smoking. $650/month 630-4198

Imagine home ownership for less than monthly rental!

LACONIA 2 bedroom $180/ week includes heat & hot water, references and deposit. 524-9665.

3 bedrooms, oversized garage/ workshop, need 10% down and owner will finance the rest, for

LACONIA 3 bedroom house, 2 full baths, FHA Oil, non-smoker, no

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LACONIA 3-bedroom apt.near park & Beach. Washer/dryer hook-up, off-street parking. $900/Month + utilities. 455-6983

LACONIA- Second floor, 3 large rooms. $165/Week, heat/hot water included. 832-3535 or 524-7218

LACONIA, NH Three Bedroom Apartments $700.00 per month, utilities Not Included. NEW YEAR SPECIAL Security Deposit, $700. First “full months rent is free”. Section 8 Welcome, Income Restrictions Apply. Well Maintained Units, Off Street Parking, No Pets Allowed. CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFO! 1-800-742-4686, The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301 LACONIA One bedroom, $135-150/ weekly includes heat & hot water, references and deposit. 528-0024. LACONIA, 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Quiet, clean, sunny, parking, hookups. $149/Weekly with heat! Low rent guaranteed 1-year for qualified tenant within 30 days 998-7337. LACONIA: 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Freshly painted, off street parking. $135/Week, hot water included. No pets/smoking. $500 deposit. 524-4771. Laconia- Clean, spacious 2 bedroom. Includes heat/hot water, washer/dryer hookups, no pets/smoking. $875/Month. 528-1829 Laconia- Great downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884 Laconia- Lakeport Area, 4-room apartment. 2nd floor in quiet neighborhood. Off-Street parking, storage area in attic. No pets/smoking. $750/Month plus utilities. 603-293-0393 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- New price-Spacious 2 bedroom, hookups, garage, porch, no pets. $700/Month + utilities. 603-455-0874

LACONIA- Very nice one bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Carpeting, completely renovated. $175/Week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA-DUPLEX 2 bedroom 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $900/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-8886 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 LACONIA: Prime 2-bedroom apt. on Gale Avenue. Walk to town and beaches. Very large rooms. Beautiful hardwood floors, loads of closets. Private porch and garage. $1,000/month, includes heat and hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 2+ Bedrooms, washer/dryer hook-up. $225/Week includes heat and hot water. References/deposit required. No pets/No smoking. 528-6205. LACONIA: Gail Avenue, 3rd floor, 1BR heat and h/w included, no pets, no smoking. $725. 524-5837. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 Meredith- Nice, open concept w/cathedral ceilings. 1-bedroom apartment in quiet area, walking distance to town & park. Parking, plowing, dumpster, 16X22 ft. deck, utilities, included. $850/Month. Cats? 455-5660 MEREDITH: 1-bedroom apartment. Oil forced hot water, 1.5-bath, washer/dryer hook-up, nice yard. No smoking/pets. $750/Month 279-8247, Jim.

New Franklin Apartments, LLC Elderly and Disabled Housing Now Accepting Applications for Project-Based Section 8 Subsidized Apartments HUD Income Limits Apply One & Two Bedroom Units Available Located in Tilton, Franklin & West Franklin

Apartments Available Now For more information, please contact 603-286-4111 Or TTY 1-800-735-2964

Home Sweet Home With Affordable Housing UNITS WIHT RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE NOW! at PRINCE HAVEN APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118

or Download an application at 40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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NORTHFIELD: Large 2 bedroom on 2nd & 3rd floors, $245/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. (603) 235-1773

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

T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.



CLASSIC Wooden Motorola stereo phonic console LP and 45 player 44”X30”X18” with AM/FM radio from the 1950's still works, $100, 723-4032.

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

Heavy Equipment

NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom trailer with additions and storage shed in small park with on-site laundromat, $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

Coca-Cola Canoe one of 50 made for New England. Excellent Condition $1,200. Coleman canoe, $300. 603-235-1519 COOK Healthy with a Black & Decker Food/ Rice cooker w/ instruction booklet, hardly used, $15, 723-4032.

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

CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. (603) 833-8278 FIREWOOD: Green. Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. (603)455-8419.or (603)267-1934. FURNITURE-QUEEN size bed, $400; Maple Bureau, $250; Sleeper Couch, 3-seat, $250; Recliner, $25; Kitchen Table, $50. 496-8639

TILTONTWO CLEAN, UPDATED one bedrooms. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $640-$660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. TILTON: 3-bedroom spacious apt., 2nd floor, convenient location, no pets. $850/mo. plus utilities. Security deposit, references. 286-8200

GREEN FIREWOOD- cut, not split $130/cord; cut & split $175/cord. Seasoned firewood. $250. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416 I buy old stuff. House, barn, attic contents. 528-0247. MILWAUKEE 0-500 rpm right angle heavy duty drill: Brand new, in box, $125. Call 293-2026.

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

New Yorker Cast Iron Oil Fired Boiler


New, never installed, complete with paperwork.

CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.

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

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

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

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

603-524-9090 LACONIA- Prime Location. 1200 sq. ft., with heated garage showroom/office. $650/month plus utilities, parking. 455-6662.

For Sale 10” Table Saw on stand. Excellent condition, $75/OBO. Black & Decker bench grinder $15. 528-5202 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under

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

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


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

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


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

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

Help Wanted BOOKKEEPER Construction Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to manage multiple company books. Responsibilities include but not limited to payroll, accounts payable/ receivable as well as month and year end transactions. Must be a team player and able to multi-task. Knowledge of Peachtree Accounting software is preferred. Email resumes to

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

Marketing/ Closing Position NH owned and operated Title Company looking for outgoing person to help establish new business and maintain current business. Looking for someone outgoing and good with the public. Knowledge of real estate a plus.

Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, PA is seeking a part-time experienced legal assistant. Qualified candidates must possess excellent typing, communication and organizational skills. Experience in marital and family law a plus, but not a requirement. Computer experience is required. Excellent work environment and competitive pay.

Please send resume to: John P. Giere 28 Bowman Street Laconia, N.H. 03246. SUMMER positions. Some April thru October. All departments. Contact Greg at Geneva Point Center. 630-3292.

Sheet Metal Mechanic for Aerospace Work

Dependable Male or Female LNA in private home. 20-40 hours per week. Some overnights & weekends. Send Resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX L 1127 Union Avenue, #1 Laconia, NH 03246

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

40 hr week Position

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

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


Joyce Janitorial Service

14 Addison St. Laconia, NH

524-8533 MAINTENANCE: Part-time (15-20 hrs/week) available immediately, St. Charles Church, Meredith. Salary will be negotiated based on experience. Send resume to: Steve Nedeau, St. Charles Church, PO Box 237, Meredith, NH, 03253.

PELLET Stove: Santa Fe, with smoke pipe, good condtion, $500/ best offer. Call 524-4848. PISTOL: Semi-auto H&K .40Cal. USP-C Model, stainless slide, extra mags, holsters, photos, $595. 603-491-7017.


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

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

Edward Fenn School, SAU #20, Gorham, New Hampshire The Edward Fenn Elementary School, a Kindergarten through Grade Five School in Gorham, New Hampshire, is seeking a highly qualified passionate educator to join their staff as the Building Principal on July 1, 2012. The school, which is located in the heart of the White Mountains, has a current enrollment of 194 students. The successful candidate will have: • administrative certification from the State of New Hampshire, or the ability to become certified in the State of New Hampshire. • A minimum of 3-5 years of elementary classroom experience. • A passion for education and the ability to lead, inspire, and challenge a team of dedicated, well-qualified, and enthusiastic teachers. • Demonstrative evidence of community based involvement within the learning environment. • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Analyzing, sharing, and using school and achievement data to develop and implement the school improvement plan. • Working with teachers, parents, students to ensure appropriate programming for all students. • Identifying and supporting staff training needs. • Attending evening and weekend student activities, parent and other meetings as required. For consideration as a candidate for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume, NH certifications, administrative degrees, and three current letters of recommendation to Superintendent Paul Bousquet by March 16, 2012 Mr. Paul Bousquet, Superintendent of Schools School Administrative Unit # 20 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 Email: Phone: (603)466-3632 x5 • Fax: (603)466-3870 Applications are due by March 16, 2012 SAU # 20 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Moultonborough Lions Club hosting Meet the Candidates Night Feb. 19 MOULTONBOROUGH — All candidates for Town and School District offices in Moultonborough have been invited to speak at Meet the Candidates Night 2012 to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19 at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Old Route 109. Jerry Hopkins, Town and School District Moderator, will serve as moderator for Meet the Candidates Night. Each

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candidate will be given an opportunity to express his/her reasons for running, address their qualifications, and comment on any specific issues that concern them. After all the candidates for a given Town or School District office have presented, there will be time for questions from the audience. On the Town ballot, there are five candidates running for two threeyear seats on the Select Board (John






Belknap Landscape Company is now hiring experienced leaders for mowing positions. The candidate will have 3 yrs. verifiable commercial mowing experience and good supervisory skills. Starting salary DOE. All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen & physical.

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Apply in Person to HR at: Belknap Landscape Co., Inc., 25 Country Club Rd, Unit 302, Gilford, NH 03249. Phone: (603) 528-2798 Fax: (603) 528-2799 email:

OFFICE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST High-volume law firm seeks experienced OfficeAssistant/ Receptionist for 30 hours per week. Duties primarily include handling phone calls, file management, word processing, staff support and client interaction. Candidate must possess strong office skills, confidence on the telephone, complex filing capabilities, word processing skills, and be reliable, accurate, organized, detail oriented and able to work independently. Must be a team player. We are a professional office with a casual atmosphere. Please send your resume and letter of intent to: Laconia Daily Sun Box A 1127 Union Avenue, #1 Laconia, NH 03246

Meridian Stretching

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Open your body for optimum health with this Japanese-style yoga using the 12-main meridians used in Acupuncture. Gentle, joint-opening exercises plus meridian stretch sequence following the breath. One hour class $5, Thursdays at 11:00 in Gilford. Learn a 15-minute sequence you can do at home. Call Heidi Eberhardt, Licensed Acupuncturist at 617-894-0178, for more information and to make an appointment.

Major credit cards accepted MR. Junk. Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296

Instruction TAI CHI Experience the gentle art of Tai Chi. Improves balance, joint health, coordination, bone density, blood pressure, strength and flexibility. Ongoing classes held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith and Moultonborough. All ages welcome.

CALL THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, water damage/drywall repairs. 455-6296.


Land BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE: All surveyed & soil tested with good test pits & no wetland. Belmont, 3 acre lots in vicinity of high school, one with driveway already in, $54,900 & $59,900. Gilford, 1 1/4 acre lots conveniently located just over line from Laconia, $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.


Storage Space

Buy • Sell • Trade

GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage. $170 monthly. 781-710-2208.

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


Real Estate FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

Older female Siberian Husky for a loving home. Prefer companion dog. Consider ex-team dog. 524-3603

R. Anderson, Robert Goffredo, James Gray, Joel Mudgett, Jonathan W. Tolman), and two candidates running for a one-year seat on the Zoning Board (Ken Bickford, Timothy Tinel). Candidates running for all other Town offices are unopposed. On the Town election warrant, Laura Hilliard is running for Treasurer (3 years), Laurie Whitley is running for Supervisor of the Checklist (6 years), Jerry D. Hopkins is running for Town Moderator (2 years), Scott D. Kinmond is running for Road Agent (3 years), Kenneth L. Taylor is running for Trustee of the Trust Funds (3 years), Barbara Putnam and Roger C. Simpson are running for 2 seats as Library Trustees (3 years), Peter Jensen and Paul Punturieri are running for 2 seats on the Planning Board (3 years), Josiah

(Josh) Bartlett is running for a seat on the Planning Board (1 year), and Joseph M. Crowe and Robert Zewski are running for 2 seats on the Zoning Board (3 years). On the School District ballot, all candidates are running unopposed. Kathleen F. Garry is running for School Board (3 years), John Fullerton is running for Treasurer (3 years), and Jerry D. Hopkins is running for School District Moderator (3 years). No candidates are running for the three-year term as School District Clerk. Moderator Hopkins will also allow those present to speak in favor of or against the SB 2 petitioned warrant articles that will appear on the School District ballot and the Charter Commission warrant article to appear on the Town ballot, both on March 13.

Fundraiser for Azia Brown this weekend at Allavare on Moultonborough Neck Rd.

MOULTONBOROUGH — Allavare, A Nurturing Center, will hold an open house Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in support of Azia Brown. Azia previously battled osteosarcoma and was in remission for three years until two months ago when a tumor appeared and showed that the osteosarcoma had returned. She is now facing surgery to have the tumor removed and will continue persevering in her fight against the cancer. Azia and her family are choosing a combination of holistic healing and allopathic medicine to defeat this cancer. The day-to-day cost of fighting

the cancer proves to be a major financial burden. Those taking part in the open houzse can enjoy a wood-fired sauna for a donation of ten dollars per person and relax and refresh with Reiki or chair massage for a donation of one dollar per minute. All proceeds will benefit Azia. There will also be a raffle drawing for a package of 5 Sauna visits. Allavare is located at 670 Moultonborough Neck Road. Additional donations will be accepted at Allavare or through Azia’s website http://pambrown. For additional information or directions to Allavare call Lynne Helve at 253-8816.

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, February 20 which will meet at the Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. for “Coffee and a New Classic.’’ The movie, “My Fair Lady” and

coffee are free of charge. Breakfast will also be available for anyone interested at $2 per person. The breakfast will include quiche, home fries and fresh fruit. Anyone interested in breakfast must RSVP by Friday, February 17 by calling 527-4722.

Senior Moment-um group watching ‘My Fair Lady’ morning of Feb. 20

Prescott Farm Winterfest set for Feb. 18

LACONIA — The 2nd Annual Winter Fest at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center will be held Saturday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families and friends will be able to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa by the bonfire after a nice snowshoe hike or other outdoors activities which will include sleigh rides, sledding, cross country skiing and a snow sculpture contest. There will be crafts and face painting inside as well as a silent auction. All

proceeds from the event will support the center’s environmental education programs. There is a fee of $3 per person for non-members, $10 for families with two or more kids. Members of Prescott Farm and children ages three and under are free. Local businesses interested in helping to sponsor this event can contact Kimberly at 366-5695 or All other event information can be found at www.

MEREDITH — American Legion Post 33 is hosting a Meat Bingo event on Saturday February 18 at 3 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Kylee Flint Educa-

tional Fund. Kylee Flint is the 15 year old granddaughter of the local Flint family. Kylee’s father Dennis died in a four wheeler accident. The public is invited to help in this important event to help a local family help their granddaughter.

Meredith Legion hosting Meat Bingo

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