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BELMONT — Shaker Regional School Board Chair Pret Tuthill will be resigning from the board effective March 10. Tuthill, who has served on the board as a Belmont representative for 11 years, said yesterday that business and family needs prevent him from serving out the balance of his term. His seat is up for reelection in 2014. Because it is too late for his slot to appear on the annual school district ballot, Tuthill’s seat will have to be filled by a see TUTHILL page 10

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VOL. 13 NO. 180

LACONIA, N.H.

BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The tussle between the Belknap County Convention and Belknap County Commission over the 2013 county budget will resume this evening when the convention holds the first of three remaining scheduled meetings beginning at 5 p.m. at the county complex. The budget process has been overshadowed by sharp differences between a major-

ity of the convention and the commissioners over both the structure of the budget and their relative authority over it. Since December, when the commission proposed its $26.8-million budget, which included an increase in the amount to be raised by property taxes of 8.9-percent, the convention has sought to cut appropriations by $1.3-million. So far its has identified approximately $745,000 in revenue adjustments and reduced expenditures,

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In spotlight, Colorado House passes gun-control measures DENVER (AP) — Limits on the size of ammunition magazines and universal background checks passed the Colorado House on Monday, during a second day of emotional debates that has drawn attention from the White House as lawmakers try to address recent mass shootings. The bills were among four that the Democraticcontrolled House passed amid strong resistance from Republicans, who were joined by a few Democrats to make some of the votes close. The proposed ammunition restrictions limit magazines to 15 rounds for firearms, and eight for shotguns. Three Democrats joined all Republicans voting no on the bill, but the proposal passed 34-31. “Enough is enough. I’m sick and tired of blood-

shed,” said Democratic Rep. Rhonda Fields, a sponsor of the bill and representative of the district where the shootings at an Aurora theater happened last summer. Fields’ son was also fatally shot in 2005. Republicans argued that the proposals restrict Second Amendment rights and won’t prevent mass shootings like the ones in Aurora and a Connecticut elementary school. “This bill will never keep evil people from doing evil things,” said Republican Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg. The House also approved a bill requiring background checks on all gun purchases, including those between private sellers and firearms bought online. Other proposals would ban concealed firearms at colleges and stadiums, and another requires

that gun purchasers pay for their own background checks. Democrats eked out the closest vote on the background check measure, which passed on a 33-32 vote. Democratic Rep. Ed Vigil, who represents rural southern Colorado, voted against the four bills, saying his decision was rooted in the state’s rugged history. “This is part of our heritage. This is part of what it took to settle this land. I cannot turn my back on that,” he said. But even though a few Democrats joined Republicans in voting no for the bills, the Democrats’ 37-28 advantage in the House gave them enough leeway. see COLORADO page 9

Ailing Chavez returns to Venezuela from Cuba Singer Mindy McCready CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo and we will triumph!!” returned to Venezuela on Monday after Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on television dead from apparent suicide Chavez more than two months of treatment in Cuba followthat Chavez arrived at 2:30 a.m. and was taken to

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready threatened suicide after losing custody of her sons earlier this month, yet she was allowed to leave a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program just days before she apparently killed herself at her Arkansas home, her ex-boyfriend said Monday. Billy McKnight, who was in a long, stormy relationship with McCready and is the father of her oldest child, Zander, said the 37-year-old mother of two stayed in the substance abuse treatment center for about 18 hours before she was allowed to walk free. McCready died Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, a vacation community about 65 miles north of Little Rock. She was found dead on the front porch, where her longtime boyfriend, musician David Wilson, died last month of a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities are investigating both deaths as suicides but haven’t determined an official cause of death. McKnight told The Associated Press during a phone interview from Tampa, Fla., that McCready and Wilson, the father of her youngest son, were recently engaged. He wondered how she was allowed to go free, given all the turmoil in her life. “That was a big mistake on the part of whoever released her,” McKnight said. “She was in a terrible state of mind. She doesn’t perform any more. She wasn’t working. She has two kids and her fiance was see McCREADY page 10

ing cancer surgery, his government said, triggering street celebrations by supporters who welcomed him home while he remained out of sight at Caracas’ military hospital. Chavez’s return was announced in a series of three messages on his Twitter account, the first of them reading: “We’ve arrived once again in our Venezuelan homeland. Thank you, my God!! Thank you, beloved nation!! We will continue our treatment here.” They were the first messages to appear on Chavez’s Twitter account since Nov. 1. “I’m clinging to Christ and trusting in my doctors and nurses,” another tweet on Chavez’s account said. “Onward toward victory always!! We will live

the Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas, where he will continue his treatment. Chavez’s announced return to Caracas came less than three days after the government released the first photos of the president in more than two months, showing him looking bloated and smiling alongside his daughters. The government didn’t release any additional images of Chavez upon his arrival in Caracas, and unanswered questions remain about where he stands in a difficult and prolonged struggle with an undisclosed type of pelvic cancer. Chavez was re-elected to a new six-year term in October, and his inauguration, originally scheduled see CHAVEZ page 23

Round-the-world UK cyclists killed in Thailand accident LONDON (AP) — A British couple’s round-theworld cycling odyssey ended in tragedy when both of them were killed in a road accident in Thailand. Peter Root and Mary Thompson, who had been chronicling their journey in a blog, died Wednesday when they were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok, Thai police said Monday. The couple, both 34 and from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, left Britain in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and China.

The trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the couple, who met in art school and spent six years saving money and planning their journey, Peter’s father Jerry Root told the Associated Press in an interview. “They were both inspirational,” Jerry Root said. “They didn’t just talk about it, they did it. I couldn’t be prouder of them.” He said they were both experienced cyclists who knew the rigors and risks of extended bicycle travel. see CYCLISTS page 23

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Most consumers unlikely to feel effect of limits that will further devastate New England fishing

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — His city’s best fishing days are long past it, but lifelong Gloucester resident Ron Gilson still sees what once was when he drives past what remains. There’s the waterfront lot, littered with discarded fishing nets and lobster pots, where vessels in the famed fishing fleet once docked. The clatter and grit of a top maritime machine shop downtown has been replaced by a banquet hall. On the state fish pier, where Gilson briefly parks, the sounds of year-round work have given way to the quiet whirr of his idling Prius. To the 79-year-old, the decline of the industry has stolen jobs, community spirit and opportunity. And it’s not over, Gilson said. “This is the lowest point,” he declared on a February day. “Tomorrow will be lower.” In May, New England’s fishermen will again see a cut to the number of fish they can catch, this time so deeply that the historic industry’s existence is threatened from Rhode Island to Maine. But as hard as the cuts are likely to hit fishing communities, local seafood eaters may not notice at all. In the region’s markets, grocery stores and restaurants, imported fish dominate, and the cuts make that less likely to change. The cuts will shrink the catch limit 77 percent for cod in the Gulf of Maine and 61 percent for cod in Georges Bank, off southeastern Massachusetts. That’s the worst of a series of reductions to the catch of bottom-dwelling groundfish, such as haddock and flounder, that many fear could be fatal to the industry. “They’re going to wipe it out!” said Gilson. “The only thing that’s going to be the same is the ocean you’re looking at.” For fish consumers, a sharp drop in the local groundfish catch may jar a select group of diners who seek fish caught that day. But the cut’s effects may not ripple further than that.

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Principal hopes Prescott Park will now be permanent home for Inter-Lakes graduation By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — For the first time in five years, the Inter-Lakes High School graduation will not be held at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford. Instead, the 2013 ceremony will be held at Prescott Park in Meredith on the morning of June 22. Principal Patti Kennelly made the announcement earlier this week. Inter-Lakes had been holding its graduations at Meadowbrook because the covered, out-door concert venue offered an easy, and cost-effective, solution to many logistical challenges. The facility offered more than enough sheltered seating for guests, was easily accessible for all of those guests, and had plenty of parking. However, Meadowbrook is in the business of putting on concerts, not facilitating high school graduations, and the venue’s early-summer sched-

ule filled up without any room left for Inter-Lakes. To make Prescott Park suitable for a graduation, Kennelly said a stage and seating will be set up underneath a tent measuring 60 feet by 110 feet. Though the district doesn’t have to pay Meadowbrook’s rental fee, Kennelly said the cost of holding the graduation at Prescott Park, and all of its associated costs, will be about $2,000 more than the district had budgeted for Meadowbrook. Kennelly said she will be able to cover the extra cost from within her budget. “I’m hoping this is going to be the long-term solution,” Kennelly said about the Prescott Park plan. She anticipated that continuing to pursue graduations at Meadowbrook would lead to further headaches. “It just leads to too much uncertainty,” she said. Since making the announcement, she said, reactions have been “generally positive.”

North County has added House to vote this week on axing ed tax credit 17 dentists in 10 years CONCORD(AP) — New Hampshire has improved its dental services in the North Country, with 17 having moved into the region in the last decade. They are among more than 70 dentists in the northern and western regions of the state. And a new report by the New Hampshire Oral Health Workforce Strategic Plan says many of them are accepting new patients. A number of the dentists provide free or reduced care to patients. A survey of New Hampshire Dental Society members showed the median dollar value of free and reduced care contributed over a year was $20,000.

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Drip, drip, drip When did sovereignty become a bad thing? Or undesirable? Or not to be protected? Each of us is sovereign, and our nation and others are sovereign. Sovereign translates to “independent”, which is essential to a free people. If our government decides to, essentially, let our national sovereignty lapse, can our individual sovereignty/freedom be far behind? Who decided to ignore our established boundaries? Who decided not to enforce duly enacted laws? Who decided to start penalizing those who follow the rules and begin rewarding those who don’t? Who decided it was okay to court those who violate our immigration rules? It seems like we can fill the page with those questions, but perhaps the most important one is, why have we, the people, allowed it to happen? It seems like we, the people, are being led like sheep. Instead of following the Constitution, or duly enacted laws, or past precedents of the courts, we nod our heads in acceptance of some commentator’s or some politician’s feel good suggestions. Who needs a law when what we want to do feels like it’s right? Is political correctness the answer to everything? The essence of management is to prevent things from happening that you don’t want to happen. Using our sovereignty example, are you willing to give up your sovereignty, your freedom? Do you think our nation should have open borders and allow any and all people to come in? If you do, should they receive all the benefits of native born citizens? If you answered no to any of those questions, you are thinking like a manager. Now the question becomes, how do you prevent those undesired things from happening? And what of other things that you don’t want to happen. For example, do you want the federal government to continue to assume the powers the Constitution left to the states? Do you believe the government has the right to absolve people, in advance, of their personal responsibility? Do you believe the executive branch has the authority to tell grocery stores they must label extensive dietary information on things like salads or other prepared foods? Even if the deli makes you a sandwich? Do you believe that without enacting a duly passed law, the government should have the ability to put a grocer in jail and/or impose a fine for failing to properly label that salad or sandwich? Do you believe it is not the duty of the government

to dictate what food you can eat and drink, that such decisions are yours to make? These things chip away at our freedoms. We become observers as our sovereignty, our independence gives way to federal dictates. We watch as the Constitution is ignored or bypassed. Our leaders substitute political correctness, feel good decisions, in place of the rigor required to affect change as put forth in the constitutional process. Ad hoc government! And we, the people, ignore the shredding of the documents that placed the power of government in we, the people. We have not seen our liberties snatched from us in one giant grab. What we have seen, and are undergoing, is more akin to what has been called, Chinese water torture. That is when drops of water are continually dripped on a person’s forehead, with the frequency of the drip being varied, sometimes slower, sometimes faster. Such is the case with our liberties, our freedoms, our sovereignty. A continuing drip that gradually takes away what for centuries has been determined to be our unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The government dictates what children must be fed in their school cafeterias. No matter that substantial amounts of that food is emptied into the trash because the students don’t like it and refuse to eat it. And, the government has gone so far as to take away from students the lunches prepared for them by their mothers, because the government decided they didn’t have the proper nutritional value. Even soda! The government (NYC Mayor Bloomberg) decided that merchants could not sell carbonated beverages that were more than 16 ounces. How far into our lives, our decisions, will we allow the government to tread? And we have the government imposing its “humanism” into religious individuals and institutions, not by the passage of a Constitutional Amendment or a duly enacted law, but by allowing cabinet departments to write regulations that are a finger in the eye of the First Amendment. Instead of our unalienable rights being protected by the Bill of Rights, we see the government ignoring the Constitution and our individual sovereignty, and disrespecting the separation of powers and the rigors of the legislative process. Stop the drip, drip, drip, before it’s too late. (Bob Meade is a resident of Laconia.)

LETTERS Might government violate our rights? Ask Japanese Americans To the editor, So many letters from liberals, so much misinformation; impossible to correct it all. Ray Corliss apparently thinks a sixshot revolver is an “assault weapon.” That’s the gun used to shoot Ronald Reagan. No one’s gun control proposals (not yet anyway) will take away six-shot revolvers although hand guns were used in 70 percent of all gun murders (rifles which includes the “assault weapons” banned in 1994 accounted for less than 4 percent of gun murders). Corliss, L.J. Siden and others keep suggesting that the NRA and Second Amendment rights advocates want automatic (assault or otherwise) weapons, M-16s and other automatic capable weapons. Where is the evidence for this? These assertions are false. Corliss and other liberals keep repeating the ridiculous claim that gun rights supporters want to take Secret Service protection from the president. Of course that is false, the president needs protection, but so do other people. According to census data 13,756 people were murdered in 2009. How many of those were presidents, other politicians or rich people with armed protection? Two? One? None? Almost all victims were law abiding people like you and me. Don’t we deserve to live also? Shouldn’t we have the right to defend ourselves from criminals? Is there any evidence that President Obama’s or Senator Feinstein’s pro-

posals will stop criminals from getting guns with which to commit crimes? Will criminals and the criminally insane comply with these regulations and submit to “universal registration”? No. And, our politicians are not even enforcing current gun laws or ensuring maximum penalties for people who use guns to commit crimes. Is there a reason to fear government power? In the 20th Century, more than 250 MILLION people, many still trusting their governments, were murdered by their own governments. This is easier if citizens can’t fight back. Might our government violate American citizens’ rights? Ask Japanese Americans about the WWII internment camps. Ask New Orleans home owners whose homes were invaded after Katrina, who were mistreated, who had loaded real assault weapons pointed at them by American soldiers, and whose legal weapons were confiscated so they were not able to defend themselves from criminals. See: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=kf8trl69kzo and http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4 Only law abiding citizens will comply with President Obama’s or Senator Feinstein’s gun control proposals if they become law, and that will just make more innocent people vulnerable to criminals with guns. For a safer world, curtail the rights of criminals, not of law abiding citizens. Don Ewing Meredith

I ask for your support for election to the Alton School Board To the editor, Vote Carlos Martinez for Alton School Board. Many residents may not know Rep. Jane Cormier is my lovely wife. Since politics now runs deep in our family, (we are still not sure this is a good thing...), I have decided to run for an open seat on the Alton School Board. Having spent the last 16 years of my life as a certified Music Teacher in our Live Free or Die state, I believe I can offer a unique opinion on the School Board here in Alton. As an Alton resident for over 15 years, and a small business owner, I understand financial issues facing our communities. Voters should know

I am a fiscal conservative and will work toward a balanced approach as a member of the Alton School Board. If you would like to chat, I will be spending some time at the Alton Transfer Station on Feb. 24 and March 3, Sunday from 1 p.m. – 3:30 pm. Being a Texan, these cold days can be a real humdinger, but I will be out there ready to meet you and possibly answer any questions you may have. March 12 is an important day for our community. And I ask for your support as member of the Alton School Board. Senor Luis Carlos Carvajal Garcia Alvarez Gonzalez Martinez el Segundo de San Antonio, Jr. Alton


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LETTERS Hassan’s budget assumes millions from non-existent source To the editor, One might think there are other more important things to discuss but in this state we have been presented with a serious issue by a governor whom it seems cares little about governing. Presenting a budget which assumes revenue from a source which doesn’t exist — $50 million from licensing a gambling establishment, on the premise that adjacent states are doing it and so should ours. First, my mother would have said, “just because they’re are jumping off a cliff it doesn’t mean you need to”. Second, it is a sellout of the people, it is an addiction of the worst kind, and the “profits” from it go out of state, any income to the state will be less than the cost to the lives of those living here. Third, a governor in the real world “ideally” would seek to maintain stability rather than spin wildly. N.H. was first with lottery tickets, its 2012 revenue, $66,922,642, is less than $212 million from the tax on cigarettes; but to the states credit it takes the profit not some self serving private interest. Lyndon B. Johnson started “The Great Society” but died January 1973 at 64 years of age, if he’d lived another 20 years he may have realized the disaster. His “War on Poverty” began with a $1 billion appropriation in 1964, according to Rector of the Heritage Foundation; government has spent $19.8 trillion (in inflation-

adjusted 2011 dollars) since. Now we’ve a president wanting to save the “Middle Class”. A family of four poverty level in 1964 was $3,600. Middle income range was $4,000 to $9,000. Median income today is $50,054 to $101,582. There are not enough trillions of dollars to “save” the middle class even in half the time the Federal Government saved the poor. We “the people” must relearn what was learned before, government can’t save anything. Governments only know how to spend and today spend by taxing future taxpayers whose parents aren’t even born yet. That is slavery carried to its extreme. We were given a model with which to govern ourselves, it was written by men of conscience, at least at that moment. The idea was that people could govern themselves, that individual states could govern themselves and “United” states could survive as a nation. Presidents and other government officials swear to uphold the Constitution and then immediately seek to usurp it with the “new” ideas or a means to deal with a crisis. Just a note: I am happy to be living in one of five counties in all of New England, three which are in New Hampshire, that voted Republican (which is as close to a conservative administration as we could get). G.W. Brooks Meredith

More guns & lots of innocent folks are going to be killed & wounded To the editor, I hope everyone watched MSNBC Monday night: HUBRIS, the selling of Iraq war. The question to be asked is, WHY are the four Americans killed in Libiya any more important than the hundreds of thousands people killed in Iraq, to include thousands of Americans killed and wounded? This war started on the lies of the Bush Administration and no one was held accountable for it. Hopefully, one of the local Benghazi experts can answer that. I would like to pose this question to Stephen J. Conkling of Meredith, as his letter in Saturday’s Sun seems to have all the answers. The articles written urging people to arm up, carry your weapons to town is ridiculous. What is going to happen is lots of innocent folks are going to get killed and wounded. During my 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, 2.5 years were in Vietnam. My first year was a unit based at Can Tho airfield in the delta. Attached to the unit was a small mortuary that processed dead

bodies in the delta area. I give you this much information so you can look up for yourself the sad statistics of everyone carrying a weapon. I searched the web for FRIENDLY FIRE DEATHS IN VIETNAM and you can read the results for yourself. This site may make some of the more level headed folks in the area to think twice before they draw their guns in a crowded area. I will remind you of Pat Tillman,a NFL football player who turned down millions of dollars in football contracts to join the army as a private. He was killed in Afghanistan and awarded the Silver Star for bravery under hostile fire. After a long investigation it was changed to killed by friendly fire. The lesson i’m preaching here is, don’t take your gun to town son, don’t take your gun to town. I would also suggest that you read a book written by now Senator Al Franken called “Lies and the Liars Who Tell Them. Henry Osmer Hill

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LETTERS Belknap County Delegation is doing what we elected them to do To the editor, I thank Mr. Sanborn for his views on the conduct of the Belknap County Delegation in taking initiatives to control county spending. In his second letter he said; “...every Belknap County voter who participated in the last election indicated a choice for who they wanted to run the county”. ‘A few weeks ago, you published my letter explaining how Obama needed to do nothing to achieve most of his political agendas on the developing currency and debt crises before the phony deadline of 1/1/13. I explained that the Republicans had actually lost the last election and had no leverage to stop what has now become near $800 billion in revenue enhancements scheduled over the next 10 years. Fortunately the federal government can continue printing money to make up for the other 90 percent of the annual federal deficit spending, that does not address. So let me remind Mr. Sanborn who won the last election in Belknap County. Regardless of how the rest of the state and the nation went, Belknap County overwhelmingly elected Republicans to the State Legislature. Most who voted for them expected, exclusive of the NHRS pension fiasco, that they would be voting for fiscally conservative agendas. So the delegation in my view is doing what they were elected to do. Much of what they have to do on total compensations for employees stems from their inability to solve or even have any willingness to EFFECTIVELY address, the failing NHRS Trust Fund funding levels. If you look at the total in increased pension contributions (as cited in The Sun on Jan. 5) projected for this next fiscal year for the City of Laconia you can see that the cost is $35K more for the educators who are near 80 percent of the city work force, than for the rest of the employees of the town. Contribution increases in the current 3-year-plan to increase contributions as a patch on the Retirement Trust Fund go up at approximately twice the rate for what NHRS categorizes as Group 2s vs the salary-only employees as educators, categorized as group 1s. So there are substantial increases to county employees compensations over these last twp years and into the next year when these increases are to continue but then are SUPPOSED to end. Unfortunately the ratio of Group Twos to Group Ones working at the county level is near an inverse of what the towns have when they count their educators. Even more unfortunate is that the NHRS has over the last 10-15 years lost about 7 percent of the contributions and their pre-2007 earnings in the trust fund of the current annuitants. The annuitants that went on pension +10 years ago are outliving the actuarial longevity expectations of those award dates. The new pensions are not defined to be against what the trust fund will be able to pay but as

against their definitions NOT being PROGRESSIVELY reduced to what can be paid. So most of these current higher contributions are paying for what the current pensioners should be getting if the NHRS had earned instead of lost money. Addressing the NHRS fiascos should be a primary bi-partisan effort by these same delegates of both political parties to the county convention on forming their agendas in Concord. Mr. Sanborn’s group might suppose that the taxpayers are a bottomless pit of money and will eventually have to cough it up for this non-feasance. They are in no mood for PROGRESSIVE cuts to pension awards that would diminish an award of a $12K pension by 2 percent. The Republican’s have as their core constituency the annuitants that only make up 20 percent of all annuitants but receive more than 50 percent of the NHRS annual gross distributions. Those annuitants collecting the portions of their earnings on their contributions as if they were earned when there was instead money lost are now raiding the ever increasing contributions of our current employee NHRS participants. Republicans are in no mood to have their constituency hit with +15 percent cuts to +$50K new pension awards. This all would be judged criminal if it were not a public pension plan. The $4.8 BILLION in current under funding in this Ponzi scheme dwarfs the FRM scandal. Please Mr. Sanborn, explain to us how any pension OVER $50K not backed by adequate and performing assets, is a pension and not a winning megabucks ticket? Or worse a continuing raid on active employee’s pension contributions and taxpayer wallets. Where is money going to come from to just make these 7 percent to 12 percent annual increases in the pension contribution portion of county employee’s compensations, now and going into the out years? These pension obligations as CURRENTLY DEFINED are a statutory obligation? ‘Thomas Jefferson wrote: “The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to the written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means”. Mr. Sanborn, would like to sacrifice the outcome of the recent elections in Belknap County and attempt to sustain what is unsustainable? He would like to see our lives, liberty, and property unreasonably burdened by the further unchecked escalation in the costs of county government? In my opinion, that is NOT how the voters of Belknap County recently voted. Tim Sullivan Gilford


3 house burglaries on 1 Weirs street LACONIA — Police continue to investigate three burglaries on Harglen Lane — a dead-end road off Hilliard Road that leads to Paugus Bay. Sgt. Thomas Swett said police got their first call on Friday evening and began the investigation by checking other homes in the area and finding two other residences that had been burglarized. Another burglary on Harglen Lane was reported Saturday morning. Swett said a “significant amount” of property was recovered from where it had been stashed near the residences. Police logs reported two other burglaries in The Weirs from Thursday at 4 p.m. until Friday at 4 p.m. One was on Sterling Drive which is on the Gilford side of the rotary and one was on Weirs Boulevard near McIntyre Circle.

It is not known if these two are related to each other or the Harglen Lane burglaries. A group of people from Fall River, Mass. said yesterday they had rented one of the homes on Harglen Lane for the long weekend. “Yeah, the police came by and asked a few questions,” said one man who said there were footprints near the home they rented but he had no way of knowing their significance. Police said they were investigating a number of leads and ask anyone with information about any of the above burglaries to call Laconia Police at 524-5257 or the Greater Laconia Area Crime Line at 524-1717. Information can also be left anonymously on the Laconia Police Website at www. laconiapd.org. — Gail Ober

SLED DOGS from page one called Eurohound, a cross between an Alaskan Husky and German Shorthaired Pointer, which Swedish musher Egil Ellis brought with him to North America and soon came to dominate all of the major races. ‘’They’re dogs with a lighter coat and tremendous stamina. And they’re easier to manage,’’ says Bryar, who said that he has bred his dogs to retain an Alaskan Husky look but with attention to their behavioral characteristics. ‘’Huskies are very independent. The kind of hybrid that we get now has more loyalty. You had to keep Huskies chained or they’d take off. I’ve got 20 dogs in my truck now and you can let them loose without a chain and they’ll stick around,’’ says Bryar. In Saturday’s New England Sled Dog Club race in Hill, Bryar posted the best time in the open dog class, some two minutes ahead of the other top teams driven by Doug Butler of Vermont and Jean Boissoneault of Quebec. Sunday’s strong winds and granular snow conditions kept all three of the top teams off of the course on Sunday, as the drivers elected to rest their dogs in preparation for the three-day Laconia race which gets underway on Friday.

Bryar won his first Laconia championship in 2002 and and is the defending champion in this year’s derby (there was no race due to a lack of snow in 2012) and comes from a family deeply involved in sled dog racing. His mother, Jean, who once took a team to the top of Mt. Washington, ran the legendary Norvik Kennels in Center Harbor and won the North American Woman’s Championship in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1962. She died in May last year. His racing partner, who drives his kennel’s eight-dog team, is Jim Lyman, president of the Lakes Region Sled Dog Club and whose family ties to the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby date back to the very first race in 1929, which his grandfather Charles Lyman of Belmont helped bring to Laconia. Lyman’s dad, John, was famed for his team of Irish Setters, which he raced in the 1960s and 1970s and was a fan favorite on the New England Sled Dog Club circuit. Lyman says that he hopes the weather stays cold enough so that the course, which will have its starting point in a field off from North Main Street near the former Laconia State School property, will hold up and provide good conditions for the weekend.

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Belmont officials say McDonoughs approached them about bank building sale soon after they bought it BY GAIL OBER

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The Belmont High School Future Business Leaders of America was awarded the Guy Gold Seal Chapter Award at a statewide conference in Nashua last fall. (Courtesy photo)

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BELMONT — To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the national Future Business Leaders of America, two of its Belmont students were on hand last week while selectmen read a proclamation naming the week FBLA week in Belmont. Belmont High School junior Courtney Pelletier and sophomore Colton Cadarette explained to the board the five areas the FBLA reaches out to the general population through professional development, community service, public relations, fundraising and social activities. The mission statement of the organization is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. In Belmont, FBLA members, said Pelletier and Cadarette, are actively involved in the WLNH Childrens Auction, the Mix 94.1 Cash and Cans Drive,

the American Diabetes Association “Step Out” Campaign, the N.H. Make a Wish Foundation, the Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD) and the annual Battle of the Badges, David’s House and the Manchester Monarchs “Pink in the Rink” that supports the fight against breast cancer. The two told selectmen that they reach out to the public through press releases, raise money through the annual holiday fair and a drink machine in the academic wing, host social activities like lunches and dinners, sledding, blowing and hiking. The group reached out to the board to seek community service opportunities in Belmont, to establish relationships with business professionals in town, and to see what other ideas the selectmen may have for their agency. FBLA in Belmont has 31 students and is open to any student. The students at the high school also hold a “step up” night where they meet with interested eight graders at the middle school. Last fall the BHS chapter received the Hollis and Kitty Guy Gold Seal Chapter Award at the FBLA Fall Leadership Workshop in Nashua. The award is given to chapter recognized as being in the top three in the state.

BELMONT — Responding through their attorney to a lawsuit filed against them by the former owners of the former Northway Bank building in the village, the town said that 10 months after Will and Carolyn McDonough bought the property they approached the town in an attempt to sell it to the town. The response filed in Merrimack County Superior Court said the selectmen discussed the offer on December 14, 2009 and that on December 16, 2009 entered into a purchase and sales agreement with them for $275,000 — the same price the couple paid for it in January of 2009. Voters at annual town meeting defeated the sale (for a second time) by a vote of 311 for and 421 against. The McDonoughs, who sold the building to the town for less than $250,000 — the exact price has never been publicly disclosed — in late 2012 filed suit against the town saying that the ongoing discussions about the downtown revitalization program and the discussion about discontinuing a portion of Mill Street cost them rental income as well as devalued their property. As to whether or not the discussions about discontinuing a portion of Mill Street affected the value of the building, Atty. Lauren Spector said the plan called for new access to the property and the overall plan had no effect on the Main Street and Center Street frontage. Spector added that the town doesn’t believe the closing of a small portion of Mill Street devalued the property and the town is getting an expert opinion and will follow up if necessary. She also said the four or five parking spaces on the old section of Mill Street were to be relocated to the portion of Mill Street that was not closed. Spector said the sale was the culmination of two different parties trying to sell the property to the town over a five year period.

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Woman has purse snatched as she gets in her car BELMONT — Police continue to investigate a purse snatching that occurred Friday night at 9:40 p.m. at the Belknap Mall. Police said an unknown male reached into the woman’s car as she was entering and grabbed her purse off the front seat. A witness who heard the victim scream and the victim told police a male wearing a dark cap and a brown jacket ran away toward Old State Road. The victim was shaken by the robbery but unharmed. Police from Belmont and Sanbornton searched the area but failed to locate the suspect. Anyone with any information is asked to call the

Belmont Police at 267-8350 or the Greater Laconia Area Crime Line at 524-1717. Tipsters may remain anonymous. Police recommend photocopying the front and back of all credit cards and drivers licenses and keep the copies in a safe place at home. That way, it the event they are stolen, police know immediately what cards they seek and the victim can report them stolen immediately. Police also recommend people have their keys ready while approaching their cars and to be aware of their surroundings. People should report any suspicious people or activity to the police. — Gail Ober

Crash near Ellacoya State Park sends 3 to hospital

GILFORD — A three-car accident closed a portion of Lake Shore Road (Rte. 11) near the scenic lookout just before Ellacoya State Park Saturday afternoon. Police said the first car, a 1999 Subaru Legacy driven by Sandra Aldrich of Gilford was headed west or toward Laconia when she stopped to make a left turn onto Brookside Crossing. Michaela Testa, of Gilford, who driving as 2002 Volkswagen Jetta was also headed west and she collided with the rear of Aldrich’s car pushing her into the east bound lane where she collided with a

2000 Dodge minivan driven by Richard Fox of Rhode Island, who was headed toward Alton. Fox and his wife Heather were transported to Lakes Region General Hospital by the Laconia Department for treatment and evaluation. Aldrich was also transported by Alton Fire and Rescue to Lakes Region General Hospital. Testa appeared unharmed and did not seek treatment. Police said the crash is still under investigation. No charges are pending at this time.

COLORADO from page 2 The Senate still needs to consider the proposals. Democrats will need to be more unified in their support there because their advantage is only 20-15. That means Republicans need only three Democrats to join them to defeat the bills. House lawmakers began debating the bills Friday. Lawmakers debated for 12 hours before giving initial approval to the bills, setting up the final recorded votes Monday. During the debate Friday, Vice President Joe Biden called four Democrats, including two in moderate districts, to solidify support for the measures. Democratic Rep. Dominick Moreno, who represents a district in suburban Denver, was among the four lawmakers. He said Biden “emphasized the importance of Colorado’s role in shaping national policy around this issue.” Castle Rock Republican Rep. Carole Murray brought up Biden’s calls during Monday’s debate, saying she didn’t appreciate “East-coast politicians” trying to influence Colorado legislators. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper supports the expanded background checks, and thinks gun buyers should pay for them. He also said he may support limits on the size of magazines, if lawmakers agree to a number between 15 and 20. He said he hasn’t decided whether to support banning con-

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TUTHILL from page one consensus vote of new School Board that will convene after the March 8 election and annual district meeting. When asked why he didn’t resign in time for others to sign up and run for election, Tuthill said he meant to but time got away from him. “I should have announced this sooner,” he said. The School Board is comprised of seven members — four from Belmont and three from Canterbury. Tuthill’s spot will have to be filled by Belmont resident for one year at which point the seat will be on the ballot as a three-year position. “We are very, very, very said to see him go,” said Superintendent Maria Dreyer.

“Obviously he has a wealth of information,” Dreyer said, noting Tuthill’s resignation and the decision of long-serving Canterbury member Diana O’Hara to not run again means the two people who are on the board with the most institutional knowledge will be gone. “I’m sure he take my phone calls, though,” Dreyer said. Right now, Heidi Hutchinson of Canterbury is the vice chair of the Board and is the third longest serving member. Belmont’s Sean Embree is the only member from Belmont up for re-election this year and he is running unopposed. Rich Bryant and Donna Cilley are the other two Belmont representatives. — Gail Ober

McCREADY from page 2 just killed. There’s no way she should be out by herself in a lonely house with nothing but booze and pills. That was a really, really bad mistake, and the end result is tragic.” Arkansas courts were closed for the holiday Monday, so local case documents weren’t immediately available. Neighbors reported hearing two shots Sunday afternoon when they called the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities found Wilson’s dog dead next to McCready’s body at the home, where yellow crime-scene tape looped through a grove of pine trees and around the one-story brick house Monday afternoon. “Based on what we have found at the scene at this time, we do believe that she took the life of the dog that we are being told by family members belonged to Mr. Wilson before she took her own life,” Sheriff Marty Moss said. The sheriff said McCready’s two sons were safe. McKnight said the boys remained in foster care, where they were at the time of their mother’s death. McKnight said he was trying to get custody of his son, Zander, but that he was not privy to what was happening with her other son, Zayne, who was born last year. McCready’s sons were put in foster care and she was ordered into rehab earlier this month after McCready’s father expressed concern. He told a judge his daughter had stopped taking care of her children and herself after Wilson’s death, and that she was abusing alcohol and prescription drugs. Moss said McCready’s cause of death would be released soon, but that “all indicators” point to suicide. Her body has been sent to the state crime lab for autopsy. For all the highs McCready had early in her career, thanks to the spunky anti-chauvinist hit “Guys Do It All The time,” and her first album, “Ten

Thousand Angels,” which has sold more than 2 million copies, there were many more lows. She previously attempted suicide at least three times, and her fragile state of mindwas always a concern to family and friends. She acknowledged in a 2010 interview that her life was turbulent at times, sometimes selfinflicted. Over the years her relationships often made the biggest headlines. McKnight was charged with attempted murder after being arrested for beating and choking her. She claimed to be in a long relationship with baseball great Roger Clemens that started when she was 15 and he was 28 and married, but Clemens denied the relationship. She was once engaged to actor Dean Cain. She also was arrested several times on drug charges, probation violations and a misdemeanor assault charge against her mother. But there was a period in her life where McCready thought she might be able to escape that pattern. She reluctantly joined the “Celebrity Rehab 3” cast with Dr. Drew Pinsky, and left the show believing she might be able to change. “She was doing great,” Bob Forrest, a chemical dependency counselor who frequently works with Pinsky and appeared on the show, told the AP on Monday. “She would go through these periods of three to six months where she didn’t want to drink, didn’t have an interest in drinking. And if she didn’t drink, she didn’t do drugs.” Just months after her appearance on the show in early 2010, McCready told the AP about the release of a new album, “I’m Still Here,” her new love in Wilson and plans to reunite with her son, who was in her mother’s custody at the time. But the progress seemed to unravel by late 2011. Her album debuted at No. 71 on the country albums chart and failed to gain significant radio airplay, and plans for a book and reality show failed to materialize.

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GHS girls win DIII Alpine ski championship The Gilford High School Alpine ski team won the Division III state championship for girl and runnerup for boys. The championships were held last week at Gunstock. In the boys’ races, Gilford’s Gunner Stecher took first place in the slalom. Keaton Quigley took seventh, Beck Stecher finished eighth, Spencer McEvoy was 23rd and Collin Hildrith finished 28th. Gunner Stecher again finished first in the GS race, Quigley followed in third. Beck Stecher came in 11th, McEvoy in 32 and Hildrith in 56rd. In the girls’ races, Gilford’s Caitlin Houston finished third in the slalom, while Grace McLaughlin placed eighth, Emily Hanf was 13th, Stratton Coleman finished 20th and Kelly Gallant was 53rd. In the GS race, McLaughlin took fourth, Houston finished in sixth place, Coleman was 15th, Hanf was 17th and Gallant finished 50th. At the Meet of Champions, held March 6th at Cannon, Gilford will be represented by Houston, McLaughlin, Quigley, and Gunner and Beck Stecher.

Tilton School’s Selden to play in McDonald’s All American game Tilton School senior and basketball team captain Wayne Selden, from Everett, Mass., has been selected as one of 24 senior boys basketball players to participate in the 36th Annual McDonald’s All American game in Chicago, Ill, on April 3. He has also been invited to participate in the Jordan Brand Classic game. Selden is averaging 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season. As a freshman, he was a member of the Tilton team that won its fourth consecutive NEPSAC Championship. He plans to join the University of Kansas men’s basketball team after graduating from Tilton.

BMS A boys go undefeated The Belmont Middle School boys’ A basketball team completed an undefeated season on Friday, defeating Alton by the score of 64-20. Ten players scored for Belmont, led by Chris Marden’s 15 points and Trevor Hunt with ten. Belmont notched 20 wins this season.

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LACONIA — When the players of the Laconia-Winnisquam ice hockey team took to the ice against Moutonborough-Inter-Lakes on Saturday night, they did so with the knowledge that they could finish the season no better than the ninth spot in Division III – only the top eight teams advance to the post-season. The game still held plenty of significance for the Wolfpack, though, a fact which was evident in their play and the 4-2 victory that resulted for Laconia-Winnisquam goalie Brayden Harriman deflects a shot by Moultonborough-Interlakes foward Laconia-Winnisquam. Chris Brown during a match at the Laconia Ice Arena on Saturday. Harriman had 34 saves in the 4-2 Laconia-Winnisquam victory. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun) could have come into the game dispirited. The week started with them in Laconia-Winnisquam took an early lead on a the fight for the eighth playoff spot, but an overtime Dakota Tyno goal with 13:08 remaining in the first loss to Belmont-Gilford on Feb. 13. left the team period. Tyno nearly scored a few minutes later on a drained for the next day’s game game against Portsbreakaway opportunity, but the puck clanged off the mouth, resulting in a 4-7 Valentine’s Day defeat. But top pipe. The Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes ReneSaturday’s game was held at the Laconia Ice Arena gades then began applying pressure on the Wolfpack and against a local rival, one of the teams which had but couldn’t solve the talented sophomore goalie come to see Laconia-Winnisquam as an easy win in Brayden Harriman, who denied shots for all of the recent years. first and second periods and for half of the third. “They just wanted to win, especially the older Galligan said he knew at the beginning of the kids,” said T.J. Galligan, Laconia-Winnisquam season that he had a solid young goalie – Harriman coach. When the Wolfpack opened the season with was the team’s MVP last year, after all. Still, the a 7-1 win over Manchester West, it was the team’s coach has been shocked by the performance he’s subfirst win since the seniors were freshmen. That win mitted this season. “Almost every game, he’s been was followed by an eight-game skid, one punctuated standing on his head good,” said Galligan. Saturday by a few blowout losses, a stretch which was finally night was no exception. Harriman stopped 34 shots, halted with a victory over the now 1-14 Con-Val. keeping the Renegades frustrated despite good scorLaconia-Winnisquam’s third win of the season was ing opportunities. Galligan said, “He was stuffing their second game against Manchester West, a team breakaways, taking away every hope they had.” which has only one two games this season. Until Tyno, a junior, scored his second goal of the night, their win over Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes on Satcollecting his own rebound and scoring from behind urday, the Wolfpack had yet to beat a team with a the net, with 11:01 left in the second period. Matt Miswinning record. see next page

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SPORTS LHS girls facing Winnisquam in playoffs

LMS boys’ A team takes 2nd at Winnisquam Invitational

The LHS girls’ varsity team ended its regular season on Friday with a 51-32 win at home against Inter-Lakes. The LHS girls will begin their post-season play by hosting Winnisquam on Thursday night. The Laconia High School boys’ varsity basketball team earned a win and suffered a loss in recent games. Traveling to Inter-Lakes on Friday, LHS lost 42-73. At home against Winnisquam Regional yesterday, Laconia won 57-52. The LHS boys’ team now has a record of four wins, 13 losses, and plays its final game of the regular season on Wednesday at Newfound Regional.

The Laconia Middle School boy’s A basketball team took home the second place trophy at this weekend’s Winnisquam Invitational Middle School Tournament. The young Sachems started the tourney by dropping a tough one to their hosts, 34-31. Carter Doherty led his team with 8 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Next up was the undefeated boys from Belmont. Trailing by 8 at the half, the Sachems regrouped and came out strong. Parker Minor and Dalibor Kresovic each scored a couple of three-point shots while Jake Filgate dropped 11 points. When the dust had settled the Sachems had ended Belmont’s perfect season with a 39-31 victory. Coach Rod Roy said “It was definitely the highlight of our season.” Next up was Alton. Once again it was Doherty who led the way. He had 14 points and 8 boards while Nick Drouin added 8 points and Drew Muzzey chipped in with 6 rebounds. With the 37-13 victory the Sachems captured the first seed heading into the semifinals. They played Alton one more time and this time it was Nick Murray with 10 points and Muzzey with 11 leading the way. The 50- 21 victory got the Sachems to the finals against Belmont. This time around the Red Raiders were able to handcuff the Sachems’ offense and capture the victory 31-19. “It was a great tournament for us. Our defense was outstanding, and we shot lights out for most of the weekend. I’m proud of the hard work the kids put in.” said Roy.

GHS girls’ basketball finishes regular season at 14-4 The Gilford High School girls’ varsity basketball team overcame an early deficit on Friday to post a 40-38 win over Belmont. The Eagles finish the regular season at 14-4 and a earned a fifth seed in the NHIAA tournament. Gilford will host Campbell on Thursday night. Belmont, needing a win to stay in the hunt for a tourney berth, jumped out to an early 15-10 lead behind the 3 point shooting of J. Robarge who sank 3 three pointers in the first quarter and finished with six threes on the night. Gilford battled back in the second quarter and took the lead 24-22 at the break. The third quarter was all even at 32. In the fourth the Eagles jumped out early and took a 40-32 lead with five minutes to go. The Red Raiders cut the margin to 2 with under a minute to play. For Gilford Hayley Jakubens and Maddie Harris each scored 8 points and for Belmont J. Robarge scored 18 followed by C. Cadarette with 9.

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from preceding page sert added to the Wolfpack lead with a goal at the beginning of the third. With 8:22 remaining, Tyno was again involved in a scoring play, feeding senior Hunter Karwocki to give Laconia-Winnisquam a 4-0 advantage. Ten seconds later, Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes finally managed to get on the board thanks to a Simon Campbell goal. Campbell scored again with a little less than seven minutes left in the game and which would prove the final goal of the night. With one game left on the schedule – LaconiaWinnisquam hosts Kearsarge on Wednesday night – Galligan recalls a meeting with parents prior to the start of the season. After a couple of winless years, he didn’t dare make grandiose promises. Instead, he told parents that the team would slough off its reputation as “goons,” players that were only interested in hard hits rather than playing the game. Galligan

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SPORTS

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LMS boys’ B team completes 2nd straight undefeated season

Sunday’s blustery weather didn’t slow down the racers or the fans at the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club’s fourth event of the 2013 season. Young Eric Adams was introduced to the drivers and made an honorary member of the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club. Eric was presented with a trophy as a winner in his battle against cancer along with an autographed goody bag and a Latchkey Cup sweatshirt. His family was given a gas card and a grocery card to help offset the extra expenses they have encountered. The donation was funded by the annual Latchkey benefit race held earlier in the season. Chris Taylor won the Juniors Division. Rick Martel of Moultonborough took the trophy in the Modified Division. Northfield’s Tim Chase, racing in his Toyota MR2, again dominated the 4-Cylinder Division. In the V8 Stock Division, Moultonborough’s Matt Morrill won both feature races. The Club’s next event is scheduled for Sunday, ice conditions permitting, on either Lee or Berry Pond starting at 12:30. Check www.LakesRegionIceRacingClub.com or the club’s Facebook page for the latest status, information about upcoming events, photos and video.

With wins over Alton (54-22) and Gilford (66-18), the LMS boys’ B team completed its second straight undefeated season. Captains Logan Bell and Gage Cardinal, the only two returning players, finished their middle school careers with a perfect 30-0 regular season record. Laconia started out fast in the Alton game and led 30-2 at the half. Christian Pinkney led all scorers with 14 points and 6 steals. Jack Maher had a strong offensive game with 10 points, Ryan Paiva 7 points 4 rebounds 3 steals, Jacob Steele points, Logan Bell, Gage Cardinal and Tyler Wardner had 4 points each. Cameron Gifford 3 points, Duncan Sirois 2 points and a strong defensive game, Christian Platon played well at the point and played tough defense, Noah Dickey played well defensively. The Gilford game was more of the same with Laconia opening up a 41-10 half-time lead. Pinkney had his best game of the season, lighting it up for 23 points and 5 steals. Bell had a great all around game with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists. Cardinal had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Wardner 6 points, 7 rebounds. Platon had 5 points and 5 assists. Maher and Paiva had 4 points. Sirois and Steele had 3 points, Gifford 2 points, Dickey had a good defensive game with 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

Local home builders plan automation clinic Thursday LACONIA — The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association will host a home automation seminar, open to the public, at the Belknap Mill on Thursday, Feb. 21 starting at 5 p.m. A New England dinner buffet by Contigiani’s Catering featuring clam chowder and BBQ pulled pork sandwiches will be served followed by presentationson recent LRBRA activities. Featured speakers will provide four quick presentations showing creative ways LRBRA builders and remodelers add value to local construction projects. Home Automation Clinic presenters include: • Pat Molettieri of Xtreme Audio & Video, a member of the Manchester/Nashua Chapter will speak on what’s new in Home Automation and Home Networking. • Amy Pierce of Hammerton Lighting (a brand new LRBRA member) will speak on interior lighting fixtures and other custom products available from Hammerton Lighting.

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New England. He enjoyed many family dinners and holidays at the home of his niece, Brenda Currier, and her husband, Brett, of Gilmanton. He will be greatly missed and was loved and respected by all of his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Beatrice E. (Sibley) McClary, of Gilmanton; two brothers, Frank L. McClary, Jr. and George McClary, both of Gilmanton; a sister, Marion Keith, of Northfield and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date in the family lot in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to either the Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry or the Gilmanton Community Church, PO Box 6, Gilmanton IW, NH 03837. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Gladys I. Slack, 80 TILTON — Gladys I. (Sousa) Slack, 80, of Tilton, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Concord Hospital following a period of failing health. Gladys was born in East Andover, July 9, 1932, daughter of Frank and Lovina (Keniston) Sousa. She spent her youth in the Andover area, later moving to Belmont where she schooled. She had been a resident of Tilton for over 60 years. She worked for many years at the former Tilton Endless Belt Company in Tilton and later was a machinist at the Wyman-Gordon Company in Northfield. During the 60’s and 70’s Gladys worked as a CNA at Franklin Regional Hospital. Gladys was a longtime active member of the Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Tilton. She was predeceased by her a brother, Roger Richardson and sisters, Geri Harris and Rena Dussault.

Her husband, James P. Slack Jr. died in 1991. Her family includes her daughter, Deborah J. Rucker and her husband Michael of Franklin; son, Jody P. Slack and his wife Debra of Sanbornton; four grandchildren, Amy Lamanuzzi, Jodi McElroy, Bree Boediarto and Brandon Rucker; five greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. A service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 128 School Street in Tilton. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Park Cemetery in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Gladys’ name to the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, at P.O. Box 22, Tilton, NH 03276. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

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Fern S. Green, 86 LACONIA — Fern S. Green, 86, of 30 County Drive and formerly of Meredith Bridge Road, passed away at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Fern was born December 25, 1926 in W. Thornton, N.H., the daughter of the late Elmer and Lillie (Fifield) Green. She was raised in W. Thornton, N.H. She also graduated from the Connecticut Institute of Hairdressing and was employed at G. Fox’s in Hartford Connecticut. Fern lived in Florida for several years before moving to Laconia, N.H. in 1974. She was associated with the First United Methodist Church of Gilford and was a member of the Esther Rebekah Lodge #9. Survivors include a niece, Fern Kleinhans of Australia, several cousins and three great nephews. In

addition to her parents, Fern was predeceased by her sister, Joyce Martens, in 2000. In respect to her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A private burial will be in the family lot in Blair Cemetery, Campton, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to CASA of New Hampshire, Inc., P.O. Box 1327, Manchester, NH 03105-1327 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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ALTON BAY — Dorothy Ann Constant, age 63, of Alton Bay, died February 12, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She was born August 23, 1949 in Belmont, MA, the daughter of Michael and Wilma (Richey) Drouin. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family at the family camp on Suncook Lake in Barnstead, NH. She enjoyed going to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun with her husband Guy, sister Wilma and cousin Janet. She also enjoyed her collection of gemstones and genealogy. She enjoyed her lottery scratch tickets, “It has been rumored that the sweepstakes commission is going to have to lay off a few employees, due to a drop in sales.”

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at 8 p.m. Admission is $10, doors open at 7:15 p.m. and Pitman’s is a BYOB venue. Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks unites veteran musicians Nick David (a.k.a. Mr. Nick), “Lonely” Gus Carlson, Teddy B. (Bukowski) and Rick Rousseau for one of the region’s most formidable live outfits in any genre. But their hearts belong to blues. Real blues. They play elegant, stomping and swinging classics like Little Walter’s “Mellow Down Easy,” Howlin’ Wolf’s “300 Pounds of Joy” and Wynonie Harris’ “Good Morning Judge.” Their bag of originals is a mix of rhumbas, jump blues, and boogies. “This band is a killer outfit,” says David. And that’s the truth. Everything comes together when they play: their deep mutual understanding and knowledge of blues, their originality and depth as players, and the band’s ability to put on a great show that brings people to their feet. It’s a blend that wins new converts wherever they perform.

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This Weeks Activities

Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, February 19th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Preschool Storytime

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

LEGO® Club

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

Teen: Teen Wii

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

Adult: Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

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

Future Activities

Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, February 26th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Preschool Storytime

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

Teen: YU-GI-OH!

Monday, February 25th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play this popular card game.

Adult:

Truth Be Told: exploring life through nonfiction titles Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:00 p.m. Laconia Rotary Hall “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo Discussion leader: Sophia Woodley The author takes a look at the stark lives of the inhabitants of Annawadi, a slum across from Mumbai’s Sahar Airport, to reveal the wrenching inequality and urban poverty still endemic in India’s democracy. Books available at the adult circulation desk.

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

Mystic Meadows Saturday LACONIA — The Mystic Meadows, home of Tavern 27 and Jade Trace Golf, will be hosting the 2013 Snowshoe Disc Golf World Championship, to take place on Saturday February 23 at noon and will benefit Better Together, a Lakes Region initiative working to benefit the community. Teams of two will compete for the lowest course score and the title of the first ever Snowshoe Disc Golf Champions in the Lakes Region. Teams consist of two players wearing snowshoes playing with a regulation size disc. The Mystic Meadows also has snowshoes to lend while supplies last. Individuals that show up as a single to play will be paired with other individuals to form a team. Teams will be paired up and play as a foursome. To play the game disc is advanced from the tee box to the basket by being tossed from one team mate to another until one team mate can put the disc in the basket. The number of tosses, including the toss into the basket, is the team score for the hole. The team with the lowest score will be crowned the world champions and win prizes. The entry fee of $50 will be collected and the proceeds from the event will benefit the local organization, Better Together, a grassroots effort to rekindle the spirit of neighborhood and community in the Lakes Region. Better Together has inspired programs like Got Lunch. Their meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Laconia Middle School Library from 4-6 p.m. New Action teams are forming all the time. Call 603-581-1571 for more information on Better Together. Those looking to support the effort, but not wishing to play can participate as a spectator. The Mystic Meadows is also accepting One Toss Jackpot prizes. Like hole-in-one prizes, the prize is given out if a player lands the disc in the basket on the first toss. Current prizes include: Ippolito’s Furniture – Recliner valued at $499; Burrito Me – 1 burrito a week for a year valued at $500; MC Cycle and Sport – a pair of Dior Snowshoes valued at $230; Belknap - 2 Snow Tires valued at $250; Tavern 27 - $500 in Gift Certificates; Jade Trace Golf $500 in Golf Gift Certificates. Visit SnowshoeDiscGolf.com for more information and to register

Gilford Winter Carnival programs include box sled derby, curling

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is planning some Winter Carnival activities for the whole family on Wednesday, February 27. These activities will include a Cardboard Box Sled Derby and Curling Games. The Cardboard Box Sled Derby competition will be held on February 27 at 10 a.m. at the Gilford Outing Club sledding hill on Cherry Valley Road. Participants in this program will build their own sled ahead of time and compete in a variety of races at the sledding hill the day of the event. This program is open to participants ages 5 and up. All interested participants must pre-register by Monday, February 25. All interested participants should contact the Parks and Recreation Department for Derby design guidelines. The Curling Games will be held at the Arthur A Tilton Ice Rink on February 27. A fun introduction to the sport of curling will be open to any interested participants. A game for children ages 6-17 will be held from 2-3 p.m. and a game for adults ages 18 and up will be held from 3-4 p.m. Curling is the sport of “sliding stones” down the ice in an attempt to get your “stones” closer to the target than your opponent. Although this activity is held on the ice, see next page


Madeira USA names Shirley Clark as president LACONIA — Madeira USA, one of the market leaders in embroidery thread and supplies, has announced a recent change in leadership. Shirley Clark has replaced Hajo Voeller as the president of Madeira USA. With a strong background in sales and marketing from her Shirley Clark (Courtesy photo) years with such companies as Metrocast Cablevision and Nassau Broadcasting, Ms. Clark brings to her position an eye towards growth, maintaining market leadership and creating a more active presence in the 13 locations where Madeira USA has set up Customer Service Centers throughout the U.S. “When I joined Madeira USA in 2010 as national sales manager,” Ms. Clark begins, “I was thrilled to become a part of such a well respected company with a global presence. It didn’t take long to realize that there

is a very firm and loyal customer base that has come to rely on Madeira USA to play a supportive role in their day to day businesses. Although my first focus, when I was originally hired, was on the larger, corporate accounts, now I will be searching our entire customer base for areas in need of support and possible growth. She continues, “While I see Madeira’s strength as partnering with our customers, in order to guarantee a strong business role through excellent products and high quality service, I see my own strength as encouraging Madeira USA’s fine staff of individuals to think creatively, produce locally, and always provide the best customer service in the industry.” Her years in sales and marketing have provided Ms. Clark with the ability to implement change where necessary and foster growth for others, as well as for Madeira. One who enjoys a good challenge, Ms. Clark is looking forward to learning the intricate workings of each of Madeira’s customer categories, in order to help them to boost their sales. Mr. Voeller, former president of Madeira USA, has returned to Germany, where he will support Madeira’s worldwide presence through his new role as managing Global Operations.

LACONIA — Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia is pleased to present The Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio for a return performance on February 21 at 8 p.m. Admission is $10, doors open at 7:15 p.m. and Pitman’s is a BYOB venue. European Bass Player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk project The Ervon Dhimo Trio,

featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keyboardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper. “The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes...” writes Kevin Lowenthal of the Boston Globe.

Pitman’s Freight Room presents Ervin Dhimo Trio

Laconia Democrats elect Friends of the Meredith officers at Thursday caucus Library hosting game LACONIA — Laconia Democrats will meet to elect local party officers and delegates to this year’s state convention. This caucus will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 6 p.m. in the community room of the Busiel Mill, One Mill Plaza, 45 Beacon Street East Plans for 2013 will also be discussed. Anyone registered as a Democrat in Laconia is eligible to vote.

from preceding page participants do not wear ice skates. Participants should dress to be outside and should wear sneakers or boots. All participants may register at the event. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Gilford Parks and Rec. at 527-4722.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1963, the book “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan, credited with reviving American feminism, was first published by W.W. Norton & Co. On this date: In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland. In 1803, Congress voted to accept Ohio’s borders and constitution. In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr, accused of treason, was arrested in the Mississippi Territory, in present-day Alabama. (Burr was acquitted at trial.) In 1846, the Texas state government was formally installed in Austin, with J. Pinckney Henderson taking the oath of office as governor. In 1878, Thomas Edison received a U.S. patent for “an improvement in phonograph or speaking machines.” In 1881, Kansas prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which cleared the way for the U.S. military to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans. Japanese warplanes raided the Australian city of Darwin; at least 243 people were killed. In 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they began a successful month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces. In 1976, calling the issuing of Executive Order 9066 “a sad day in American history,” President Gerald R. Ford issued a proclamation confirming that the order had been terminated with the formal cessation of hostilities of World War II. In 1986, the U.S. Senate approved an international treaty outlawing genocide, 83-11, nearly 37 years after the pact had first been submitted for ratification. In 1997, Deng Xiaoping, the last of China’s major Communist revolutionaries, died at age 92. One year ago: Three skiers were killed when an avalanche swept them about a quarter-mile down an out-of-bounds canyon at Stevens Pass, Wash., but a fourth skier caught up in the slide was saved by a safety device. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Smokey Robinson is 73. Singer Bobby Rogers (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) is 73. Actress Carlin Glynn is 73. Sony Chairman Howard Stringer is 71. Singer Lou Christie is 70. Actor Michael Nader is 68. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 65. Actor Stephen Nichols is 62. Author Amy Tan is 61. Actor Jeff Daniels is 58. Rock singer-musician Dave Wakeling is 57. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 56. Actor Ray Winstone is 56. Actor Leslie David Baker (TV: “The Office”) is 55. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is 54. Britain’s Prince Andrew is 53. Tennis Hallof-Famer Hana Mandlikova is 51. Singer Seal is 50. Actress Jessica Tuck is 50. Country musician Ralph McCauley (Wild Horses) is 49. Rock musician Jon Fishman (Phish) is 48. Actress Justine Bateman is 47. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 46. Actress Bellamy Young is 43. Rock musician Daniel Adair is 38. Pop singer-actress Haylie Duff is 28. Actress Victoria Justice is 20.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Gilford Candidate’s Night hosted by GHS Student Council. 6 to 8 p.m. in the school library. Each candidate for town and school district office will be allowed 4 minutes to speak and that segment will be followed by a question and answer session. Lakeport Freighthouse Museum open to the public. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location in Lakeport. For more information call 524-7683. Lecture on Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog the Chinook” sponsored by there NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library. 6:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. For more information call 279-4303. The Lakes Region Camera Club meets on the first and second Tuesday of the month at The Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 25 in Meredith at 7:30 p.m. The program will be an ‘Open’ Color and B&W photo competition and a ‘Nature’ Color only competition featuring outside judges/ images submitted to NECCC. Persons of any experience level are welcome. For more information, visit our website at www.lrcameraclub.com or call Phyllis Meinke at 340-2359. Financial-literacy workshop entitled “Pay Yourself First” sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Central NH. 6-8 p.m. at the Family Resource Center in Laconia. Optional dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 581-1577 or email erink@lrcs.org. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Paper Beads craft project for teens and tweens held at the Hall Memorial Library. 2:30 p.m. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Monthly meeting for the Plymouth Area Democrats. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center in Plymouth. Pot luck supper held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lakes Region Tea Party meeting discussing the Granite State Future Program. 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. For more information stainsolver.com. Customer Service Workshop hosted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. Noon to 1 p.m. at the Pease Public Library in Plymouth. For more information email info@plymouthnh.org or call 536-1001. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. 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. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Hall Memorial Library events. Story Time 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Decorating Cupcakes activity 3:30 p.m.

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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF FORECLOSURE SALE 543 Shore Drive, Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire DENNIS WHITCHER, TRUSTEE OF THE SHARON FISCHER CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST, a New Hampshire Trust established by Trust Declaration dated May 11, 2011, holder of a mortgage from CHARLES E. SEARLE and KATHLEEN M. SEARLE to SHARON FISCHER, dated August 12, 2005, recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds in Book 2209, Page 125, amended by Mortgage Modification Agreement recorded in Book 2598, Page 472, and further amended by Second Mortgage Modification Agreement dated June 14, 2010, recorded in Book 2646, Page 397, by assignment dated May 11, 2011, recorded in Book 2706, Page 342, POSTPONES the foreclosure sale scheduled for 21 February 2013 at 2:00 PM to 28 February 2013 at 2:00 PM. Dennis Whitcher, Trustee of the Sharon Fischer Charitable Remainder Unitrust by its Attorney, Patrick Wood Law Office, PLLC 555 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246-3449 603.524.1446 By: Patrick H. Wood, NHBA #2785

Warrant for Annual District Meeting March 8, 2013 To the inhabitants of the pre-existing School Districts of Belmont and Canterbury comprising the Shaker Regional School District, qualified to vote in Shaker Regional School District affairs: You are hereby notified to meet at Belmont High School, in the gymnasium, on the 8th day of March, 2013 at 6:00 in the afternoon to act on the following subjects. Polls will open at 6 pm to act on Article I. ARTICLE I. To choose, by ballot, two school board members, one from the pre-existing District of Belmont to serve for a term of three years and one from the pre-existing District of Canterbury to serve for a term of three years. Candidates must be residents of Belmont and Canterbury respectively but will be elected at large. ARTICLE II. To see if the Shaker Regional School District will vote to establish a budget committee for the Shaker Regional School District pursuant to New Hampshire RSA 32:14 and RSA 195:12-a. (This article submitted by petition.) (The board does not recommend passing this article.) [Majority vote required.] ARTICLE III. Shall the Shaker Regional School District accept the provisions of RSA 198:20-b providing that any school district at an annual meeting may adopt an article authorizing indefinitely, until specific rescission of such authority, the school board to apply for, accept and expend, without further action by the school district, unanticipated money from a state, federal, or other governmental unit or a private source which becomes available during the fiscal year? (Majority vote required). ARTICLE IV. To see if the School District will vote, by Ballot, to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty million eight hundred seventy four thousand nine dollars ($20,874,009) for the support of schools, the salaries of school district officials and agents, and for the payment of statutory obligations of said district, and to authorize the application against said appropriations of such sums as are estimated to be raised from the State’s equalized and building aids together with other income. The School Board shall certify to the selectmen of each of the towns of Belmont and Canterbury the amount to be raised by taxation of each of said towns. This article does not include appropriations voted in other warrant articles. (The School Board recommends passing this appropriation.) [Majority vote required.] ARTICLE V. To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be placed in the School Facilities and Grounds Expendable Trust Fund, which was established at the March 21, 1997 Annual District Meeting, with such amount to be funded from the June 30, 2013 unreserved fund balance available for transfer on July 1 of this year. (The School Board recommends passing this article.) [Majority vote required.] ARTICLE VI. To see if the school district will vote to authorize, indefinitely until rescinded, to retain year-end unassigned general funds in an amount not to exceed, in any fiscal year, 2.5 percent of the current fiscal year’s net assessment, in accordance with RSA 198:4-b, II. Such fund balance retained may only be used to reduce the tax rate or for emergencies to be approved by the Department of Education under RSA 32:11. (The School Board recommends passing this appropriation.) [Majority vote required.] ARTICLE VII. To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting. Given our hands at said Canterbury this 6th day of February, 2013. Shaker Regional School Board Preston Tuthill Heidi Hutchinson Diane O’Hara Robert Reed

Sean Embree Richy Bryant Donna Cilley

A true copy of Warrant Attest Shaker Regional School Board Preston Tuthill Heidi Hutchinson Diane O’Hara Robert Reed

Sean Embree Richy Bryant Donna Cilley

Play ‘Quilto’ and win fabric with Country Village Quilt Guild The Country Village Quilt Guild Board invites all to rousing games of QUILTO (based on BINGO but uses quilting terms instead of numbers) Wednesday, February 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Moultonborough Life Safety Building. The lucky winning prizes will, of course, be fabric. (Courtesy photo)

Belmont High School PTO has big plans BELMONT — The Belmont High School PTO is back after many years and is welcoming BHS parents to join. BHS PTO President, Donna Iacopucci said “We are excited to create an organization that opens up communication between parents, students, teachers, administration and our community. The positive support has been extremely encouraging. We all agree that with the budget challenges we face in our schools and the expanding needs of students, keeping parents and schools connected is critical.” Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month. The February meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 6 p.m. at the BHS Guidance office. The organization recently adopted the following mission statement: “The mission of the Belmont High School (BHS) PTO is to support the BHS administration, staff and students in maintaining BHS as a school of excellence. Activities we will be engaged in will include, but not be limited to, applying for available grants, educating parents on topics of interest, fundraising, and identifying and supporting student programs to promote educational excellence.” A few projects the PTO has worked on include: — Creation of a sponsorship program titled, “Friends of BHS”. Individuals and businesses are able to become formal sponsors of BHS. This will include acknowledgement in all PTO-sponsored programs, newsletters, and inclusion in the PTO Friends of BHS Sponsor Guide. Any businesses or individuals desiring to be a part of the “Friends of BHS” may contact Donna Iacopucci at donnaike@ metrocast.net or send donations to CALENDAR from preceding page

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons.

“BHS PTO” at Belmont High School. — Bylaws have been created and are in the final phase of approval. Voting for the 2013 PTO Board confirmed the following: Donna Iacopucci (President), Carrie Martin (Vice President), Colleen Akerman (Secretary), Lisa Garnett (Treasurer) and Gretta Olson-Wilder (Community Liaison). — Guest speakers at PTO meetings over the last few months have included Alan Robichaud – Community Development Director for Lakes Region United Way and Jen Gagnon – Director of Student Assistance Program. Future guests will include Maria Dreyer (Superintendent), and others are being planned. — The PTO acquired a donation of ten sets of the audio program and workbook titled, “You’re Empowered! Parenting Teens with Conviction, Communication and Love” by Sue Blaney. — Monthly meeting topics of discussion have included: bullying, curriculum, non-traditional fundraising, social programs, speakers and workshops for parents and students, student issues and challenges, among others. — The PTO is working at identifying creative and less traditional fundraising opportunities that will not be a burden to parents and students. They would welcome additional suggestions and opportunities for fundraising. Personal and business PTO donations would be gratefully appreciated and can be mailed or dropped off at Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Rd., Belmont, NH 03220 to the attention of the “BHS PTO”. For more information, contact: Donna Iacopucci at donnaike@metrocast.net. 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. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. The Country Village Quilt Guild meets 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building behind the Police and Fire Station on Rt 25 in Moultonborough, NH. All are welcome. For information call 2793234 or visit our website at Country Village Quilt Guild.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: Several years ago, I stayed with my aunt and uncle for a week. My aunt sent me down to the basement to tell my uncle to come upstairs for dinner. When I turned the corner, I caught him pulling up his pants in front of the computer screen. He asked me not to tell my aunt, and I didn’t. During my time there, he did several other things that made me uncomfortable. He asked me personal questions about women’s bodies, and one time when I was alone with him, he hugged me from behind, pushing himself against me. Eventually, I told my parents about it. Although they believed me, I don’t think they ever said anything to my aunt and uncle. So I made my own rules about how close to get to him when we visited. The reason I’m writing is because I have two younger sisters, both teenagers, and I have noticed my uncle looking at them when we visit. Even more troubling, my uncle has two young granddaughters who visit on a regular basis. While I don’t like to think he’d do anything to them, my aunt and uncle often babysit for the girls, so he has regular opportunities to be alone with them. The situation worries me, but I don’t know what to do. I’m pretty sure neither my aunt nor my adult cousins have any idea what’s going on. My parents aren’t eager to create a rift, and the grandkids really love their grandpa. But I would feel awful if I later learned he had abused these kids. If my parents don’t address the situation, should I tell my aunt? My cousins? -- Don’t Want It To Happen Again Dear Don’t Want: That hug from behind was a type of molestation. Your uncle isn’t likely to change his behavior on his own, so it is important that the relatives be informed and the younger children protected. Tell your parents that if they are unwilling to handle this, you will talk to your sisters and

adult cousins. Your cousins may not believe that their father would harm their kids, and they may be angry with you, but they should know nonetheless. Dear Annie: Like “Worried and Confused in Calif.,” I am also turned off by a dear friend who allows her dog to eat off of her plates and slurp from the same glass. If it were only in her own home, it wouldn’t bother me too much. But “Beth” brings her dog to my house and does the same thing. It is very annoying. Beth is wonderfully generous, kind and ethical. I cannot think of a way to tell her without hurting her. Do you have any suggestions? -- Love the Friend and Her Dog, But Dear But: You have already given Beth the impression that you don’t mind, so it will require telling her directly that she either not bring her dog, or not allow the dog to lick the plates. You can be gentle about it, saying you’ve become more concerned about germs lately and would prefer that the dog eat from a dish you’ve supplied for him instead of off of her plate. You might have to remind her a few times, but if she’s as generous, kind and ethical as you say, she will comply. Dear Annie: You often recommend grief counseling for readers whose loved ones have died, and you say to check with their local hospital. I’d like to suggest an alternative. Not all hospitals offer grief counseling, except in the immediate aftermath of a death. But hospices throughout the country offer bereavement support, and the vast majority of them serve the entire community, often at no cost. Please encourage anyone who is grieving to explore what is offered in their community through local hospices. -- Loyal Reader

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

$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.

I n Home near Tilton/I-93. SMOKER/PET okay. Furnished $125/Week. Unfurnished $115/Week. Utilities included, No drinking/No drugs 603-286-9628

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.

TAMWORTH: Avail immediately 1 bedroom house, garage, garden, $800/mo plus security. Excludes heat & utilities. (603)323-7065.

LACONIA: Weirs Beach, year-round, recently renovated 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment. Ideal setup for roommates. $700/month plus utilities. References required. (978)973-3618.

TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $600/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LIVE-IN Female Housekeeper: Free room, TV, washer/dryer. No smoking/drinking. No pets. Call Al at 290-2324. MEREDITH Parade Rd., Large 1-bedroom apt., $750/month, heat included, no smoking/no pets. 524-2575 after 5p.m. MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water w/free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 NEW HAMPTON: 1-bedroom apartment. Country setting. $620/ month + security, no util, cat okay. (603)217-0373.

Autos

For Rent

For Rent

A happy, loving couple has tons of hugs, kisses & love to share with a newborn baby. Allowable expenses paid. Renee & Scott 1-888-437-9996.

2001 Mercury Sable LS 4-Door Sedan. 3.0L V-6 Engine, 74,400K, Power driver seat, power windows, leather seats, cruise control, sun roof. $4,000. Sanbornton, NH. 603-731-2398 or 603-731-2322

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

GILFORD 3 bedroom house, garage, hookups for washer/ dryer, full cellar. No smoking. 603-387-4208

2008 Ford Fusion $8600.603-528-2595

ASHLAND: 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent. Quiet building in residential area. Off street parking. $750-$850/month. Security deposit required. Call 603-520-4030 for additional information.

Animals DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $375-$450, (603)539-1603. Rottweiler puppies for sale in Canterbury. One time litter being raised in-home. $800/per pup. 491-3526

SE.

2009 Toyota Avalon XLSExcellent condition, 29K, good tires, power everything. All service records. $19,500. 524-7685

Announcement

BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

MAKE EXTRA CASH by consigning your unwanted furniture and home decor items. Please call 524-1175 or stop in at Too Good To Be Threw, 84 Union Avenue, Laconia.

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

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1976 Chevy C-10 Longbed3-speed on column. Very good condition, $4,000. 603-524-1283 1994 Chrysler Concord, new tires and battery, awd, inspectable, 28 mpg. Good condition. $850. 677-2865 1998 BUICK Riviera- 113K, Excellent condition, green, leather, all options. Salvage title, $2,500. 603-496-5619 1999 Chevy Blazer 4WD- Runs fine needs muffler to pass inspection. $900. 748-6455 Leave Message 2000 Ford Taurus- 4-door, gray, 3.0 auto, 140K miles, runs good, inspected. $1,750/OBO. 630-3482 2003 GMC Safari Van- SLE. 1-Owner, 50K miles. AWD, ABS, privacy glass. Excellent condition.

BOATS BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311 DOCKS FOR RENT 2013 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, Bathrooms, Showers, Launch on Site. 603-524-2222. KAYAK Wilderness Systems, 2002, 15.5 ft., yellow/ green, steering rudder, good condition, $599. 253-6163 WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature couple, mostly weekday use. Kevin or Karen 802-263-5700

BELMONT

• Large 1 bedroom, 1st floor apt. Heat, hot water, electric & extended basic inc. $225 per week. • Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor apt. with small computer room. Heat, hot water included. $200 per week. SECURITY REQUIRED No Pets

998-4728 FRANKLIN 2 BR unfurnished Apt. 3rd floor, in a victorian home, eat in kitchen, partial heat, hot water, appliances, laundy included. No pets. $650/mo. 603-279-1385 FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. LACONIA 1 bedroom apartment. Beach rights, Heat & lights, $175/Week + security & references. No pets. 603-528-5940 LACONIA Almost New Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury 2-Bedroom Condominium. W/D, air, large deck. $1,350. No smoking. One-year lease. 603-293-9111 LACONIA first floor, big 4 room, 2 BR. $190/wk.Leave message with Bob. 781-283-0783 LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $995/month. 603-630-4153. LACONIA- 1 bedroom, utilities included. $170/Week, no pets. 603-781-6294 LACONIA- 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Newly renovated, $750 +utilities. Available March 1st. 603-455-9189 Laconia- First floor, 5 rooms (2 bedroom) apartment on Pleasant Street. All updated, nice yard, walk to town and beaches. $950/Month, includes heat/hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294

GILFORD

Employment Wanted COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or

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

617-780-9312

LACONIA- Quiet 2-bedroom first floor waterfront on Pickerel Pond. Full kitchen, dining area & living room with woodstove, sliders to patio, use of beach and dock. $990/Month includes electric, cable & Internet. Available 4/1. No

For Rent-Commercial SOUTH Tamworth- 60’x30’ heated garage with toilet, large work room, 2 bays over head doors, showroom/ office. Great exposure on busy Rte. 25. Suitable for many uses. Available Immediately. Rent $1000/mo plus security. Call owner, 323-7065.

For Sale 2 Men’s extra large bib style snowpants. New, in plastic, bought $100 each. Asking $65 each. 603-393-3840 after 6 pm 30 gal. fish tank and stand (everything included) $60. 556-9276. 4 Weather Master snow tires, 215/65R16, used lightly one winter $150. New $124 each. 250-8066 7-1/2 Ft. Curtis Snow Pro Poly Plow: New cutting edge, all the controls, $1,000. 707-9934. AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.

DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2.50 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to ads@laconiadailysun.com, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.

Adoption

ROOMS

BIRD Cages: 1-Lg metal cage on wheels, $50; 1-Lg Parakeet cage, $20. 267-8970. BROWN electric lift chair-recliner. Perfect! Aeriens electric start snow blower. Perfect. $275 each. 528-2488 DUTCHWEST Woodstove: Fits up to 18” pieces of wood, very good condition. Asking $600/b.o. 707-9934. NORTHFIELD: 3 Bedroom House close to downtown/park. Security deposit/references. No pets/No smoking, available 2/18. $1,200/Month +utilities (603)455-8873. NORTHFIELD: 2BR mobile home on own land, near Exit 19. Pets considered. $695 per month plus utilities. Call 286.4624.

PRINTER: 3 in 1 Lexmark P4330, used one semester at college, needs ink. $15. 455-3686. SHAPPELL S2000 Portable Ice Fishing Shelter. Excellent condition, will sell half price. $125. Derby on the way. 267-6934 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 STEAM dryer- Gilford, GE Profile large capacity. Nearly new, $500/OBO. Will trade for electric range of equal value. 207-949-4993 TOP Performer Hot Water Tank50 gallon, 2 years old, in great shape. $275. 603-387-0147


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For Sale

Help Wanted

WOODSPLITTER: Craftman, heavyduty, 27-ton, used once, roadworthy, mint condition, $900. 707-9934.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

MARINA FORKLIFT OPERATOR

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

FLOORING SALES CONWAY

Full time, flooring sales experience preferred but will train right candidate, email resume sal@chicklumber.com

Recreation Vehicles 2009 Keystone Laredo 315RL 5th Wheel Camper. Double slide-out, very clean, many extras. $24,900. 491-9062

Services

Shep Brown’s Boat Basin, a Premier Full Service Marina, has a rare opening for a full time, year round forklift operator. MUST HAVE: Marina forklift experience, general boat mechanical skills, forklift maintenance experience and excellent organizational & time management skills. Valid Drivers License, NH Boating Certificate & DOT Medical Card are required. Must be able to work weekends. Competitive pay plan, vacation & health benefits are available.

Please email your resume to service@shepbrowns.com or call Stephen Hinchey, Service Manager at 603-279-4573

KITCHEN DESIGN SALES- CONWAY

Full time, kitchen sales & 20/20 design experience preferred, will consider other candidates, email resume valb@chicklumber.com

LIKEABLE PEOPLE WANTED!

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

Help Wanted

30% off now through February. Interior Painting & odd jobs, repairs, Snow removal. Experienced, insured. Very reasonable, free estimates. Dan 677-6763

26 hardworking career minded men and women to start immediately in the Rochester area. No experience necessary. Will train those selected. Must be neat in appearance and dependable. $1000 singing bonus. $550/wk to start. Unlimited earning potential. Weekly and monthly bonuses. Paid vacation packages. Excellent advancement potential. Management training from day one. Call for interview Monday & Tuesday only (603)822-0220 or text anytime (603)930-8450.

PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

BRICKFRONT RESTAURANT

Now Hiring: Experienced Waitstaff Part-Time Positions Apply in Person 134 Church Street, Laconia (603)524-0399

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

603-387 0487

PRODUCT/MARKETING MANAGER

Lost

Growing Fiber Optic Company in the Lakes Region is seeking a full time Product/Marketing Manager. Responsibilities to include inside sales support, all marketing related activities, technical support. Attention to detail and able to multi task. Some travel is required. Competitive salary. 10 years of experience is required in the marketing/ technical field. Please apply in person or submit a resume to Optical Design Manufacturing Inc, 143 Lake Street, Suite 1E, Laconia, NH 03246. No phone calls please

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT PLEASANT STREET SCHOOL is seeking a Long Term Substitute for a Special Education Teacher Grades 2 & 3. Candidate must be certified in General Special Education. Position will run from April 22, 2013 until the end of the school year in June. Information must be sent in by March 8, 2013

PLEASANT STREET SCHOOL is seeking a part-time paraprofessional for our Elementary School. Successful candidate will support students with special education and behavioral needs. Candidate must be Paraprofessional II Certified. 27.5 hours per week For any of the above openings please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification and three Letters of Reference to: Sue Carignan, Student Services Coordinator Pleasant Street School 350 Pleasant Street Laconia, NH 03246 Visit our website for information about Laconia Schools at:

www.laconiaschools.org E.O.E

Lost mens Coach wallet. REWARD! 603-581-4257

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

Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

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

CNC Lathe Machinist - 2nd Shift CNC Mill Machinist - 2nd Shift Responsibilities include performing set-up of equipment, program development, operation of various pieces of equipment and in-process dimensional inspection of parts produced. Candidate must possess a detailed knowledge of equipment, as well as the ability to read complex prints and precision measuring equipment. Position requires related manufacturing experience.

Applications will be accepted until Thursday, February 28, 2013. We provide competitive wages, shift differential, clean work environment, medical insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, dental insurance, vacation and holidays, flex benefits, tuition reimbursement plan, profit sharing and 401(k) plan with company match.

Please contact Human Resources EPTAM Plastics, 2 Riverside Business Park Northfield, NH 03276 Tel: 603-729-5014, Fax: 603-215-2971 Email: kdubois@eptam.com EOE/AA For an online application, visit www.eptam.com

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

HANDYMAN FOR SALE Travel time 293-0683

$.50

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COUNTY from page one offset property taxes. Rep. Colette Worsman (R-Meredith), who chairs the convention, yesterday acknowledged that that there is some agreement between the convention and the commission on both increasing revenue estimates and decreasing proposed expenditures and said “I think we are getting closer.” However, she noted that “the convention requested the commission find $1.3-million without using fund balance.” The full convention has yet to openly discuss the commission’s proposal. However, there were reports that Worsman summoned a caucus of the Republican members in Concord immediately following the governor’s budget address last Thursday. Worsman said “I can’t speak to that,” but Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) allowed that “several of us got together and went over the numbers.” Ever since January, when Worsman summoned a caucus of the Republican representatives, who account for 13 of the 18 members of the convention, some have suspected that the course of the budget process has been charted by the GOP leadership. Speaking to local Democrats last week, Representative David Huot (D-Laconia) said “it appears to me that people are making decisions in a back room somewhere.” Likewise, Commissioner Ed Philpot, a Laconia Democrat, has expressed his frustration with the unwillingness of the convention to entertain a dialogue with the county commission and administration over the budget. “They

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to the “Statement of County Appropriations and Revenue as Voted,” called the MS-42, which the chair and clerk of the convention sign and submit to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. The form lists 21 appropriations divided among nine broad categories: general government, public safety, corrections, county nursing home, human services, cooperative extension, economic development , debt service and capital outlay. The categories do not correspond to line items, but instead designate total appropriations for the various county departments and particular purposes. In particular, appropriations for compensation and benefits, which appear as line items throughout the different departmental budgets, are not singled out on the statement. The summary consists of the total appropriations and revenues and the amount to be raised by taxes. Moreover, the commission claims authority to transfer funds among line items within and among these categories. It remains unclear how this issue will be addressed, let alone resolved, though Philpot has said “there is nothing to be gained by having a struggle over line-item authority.” Worsman said that she does not expect the convention to vote on the budget tonight, adding that further meetings have been scheduled on Monday, February 25 and Monday, March 4, both beginning at 5 p.m. The convention must adopt a budget within 90 days of the start of the fiscal year on January 1. Otherwise the budget recommended by the commission is adopted by default.

CYCLISTS from page 2 “They were camping wild, as they called it,” he said. “What helps me is to think of how happy they were with each other. They were leading the life they wanted to. It was the happiest, the most fruitful of lives.” The couple had been posting photos and details of their trip on the website Two on Four Wheels. They also had many followers on Twitter and Facebook who were tracing their journey and vicariously enjoying their adventure, which included a trip through remote parts of Central Asia. A video they posted from that part of the journey shows them camping in the desert, riding through hills, stopping to swim in rivers and lakes, and braving heavy snowstorms. They also cycle through tense situations as armed conflict breaks out during their journey through Tajikistan. There is also footage showing Thompson suffering a gash to her knee after an apparent collision with a truck. The couple look tanned, joyous and relaxed — if a bit windblown — in the footage. It is apparent life on the road

agreed with them. “They never talked about the trip as having a destination or a deadline or a time scale,” said Ben Thompson, Mary’s brother. “They didn’t have firm plans, they had rough ideas. They just loved people. They were always dragging people to the campfire to share a story and a beer and some food.” After Southeast Asia, the couple were planning to go to New Zealand for a brief respite, he said. Thai Police Lt. Col. Supachai Luangsukcharoen said Monday that investigators found their bodies, their bicycles and their belongings scattered along a roadside, along with a pickup truck that crashed between some trees. Supachai said the driver, 25-yearold Worapong Sangkhawat, was seriously injured. He told police his truck hit the cyclists as he was reaching down to pick up a cap from the vehicle’s floor, Supachai said. The driver has been released on bail and faces charges of causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.

CHAVEZ from page 2 for Jan. 10, was indefinitely postponed by lawmakers in a decision that the Supreme Court upheld despite complaints by the opposition. Some speculated that with Chavez back, he could finally be sworn in. Government officials didn’t address thInformation Minister Ernesto Villegas broke into song on television early Friday, exclaiming: “He’s back, he’s back!” “Bravo,” Villegas said, before state

television employees joined him in the studio clapping and celebrating. A giant inflated Chavez doll was placed beside a corner of the National Assembly building. Villegas reiterated in an interview with Venezuelan broadcaster Union Radio that Chavez is going through a “difficult, hard and complex” recovery process, and that his return doesn’t change the “difficult circumstances he


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The Laconia Daily Sun, February 19, 2013