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LACONIA — Those who lived through the New England winter of 2007/2008 might be feeling some déjà vu as they struggle to keep up with the snow accumulating in their driveways. In a statement echoed by Laconia’s fire chief, the state fire marshal urged residents to consider clearing their roofs as important a chore as shoveling walkways and parking areas. “With up to 20 inches of snow in the forecast combined with other recent snowstorms, there is a greater urgency to clear roofs of snow and ice that has accumulated in recent weeks,” Fire Marshal William Degnen said in a release yesterday. The statement said pitched as well as flat roofs are at risk and said the following symptoms can indicate a structure about to fail: sagging roofs or deformed structural components, cracked or split wood boards, sprinkler heads pushing out relative to ceiling, doors that pop open or will no longer see ROOFs page 9

Ward Bird listens as Governor John Lynch asks a question during Tuesday’s pardon hearing in the Exectutive Council Chambers at the Statehouse in Concord. To Bird’s left are his wife and daughter. Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

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CONCORD — With his family and friends packing the Statehouse, Ward Bird made a personal appeal to Governor John Lynch and the Executive Council for his freedom yesterday afternoon. For two hours the six men grilled Bird; his lawyer Mark Sisti; Carroll County Attorney Tom Dewhurst and Carroll County Victims Advocate Melissa Smith. who appeared on behalf of victim Christine Harris.

Also testifying were Virgina Bird, Ward Bird’s wife, his pastor and another friend. So many people attended the hearing, an over-flow room with a live video feed was set up on a different floor. After his first trial ended in a mistrial, Bird was convicted of criminal threatening in 2008 for waving a gun at Harris who said she got lost in March of 2006 and accidentally ended up on Bird’s property while looking for a neighboring parcel of land that was for sale. Because he was convicted of a crime

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involving a gun Bird was sentenced to a mandatory three to six years in the New Hampshire State Prison. With the okay of the Department of Corrections Commissioner, he is serving his sentence in the Carroll County Jail in Ossipee, which is nearer his Moultonborough home. Speaking first and last, Bird, who never took the stand at his criminal trial, swore he was not guilty of waving or brandishing a gun at Harris in March of 2006, when she drove onto his property. see waRd BIRd page 8


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban woman who was the live-in caretaker for her boyfriend’s elderly father calmly told a U.S. judge Tuesday that she had worked feverishly online under the name “Jihad Jane” to support Islamic terrorists and moved overseas to further her plan to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims. Colleen LaRose, 47, faces the possibility of life in prison after pleading guilty to four federal charges, including conspiracy to murder a foreign target, conspiracy to support terrorists and lying to the FBI. LaRose, who spent long hours caring for the father, also was building a shadow life online from 2008 to 2009. According to prosecutors, LaRose “worked obsessively on her computer to communicate with, recruit and incite other jihadists,” using screen names including “Jihad Jane,” ‘’SisterOfTerror,” and “ExtremeSister4Life.” LaRose returned to the United States in November 2009 and was immediately taken into FBI custody at Philadelphia International Airport. She remained in secret custody until March, when her indictment was unsealed.

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Mubarak asks Egyptian people for 7 more months CAIRO (AP) — President Hosni Mubarak defied a quarter-million protesters demanding he step down immediately, announcing Tuesday he would serve out the last months of his term and “die on Egyptian soil.” He promised not to seek re-election, but that did not calm public fury as clashes erupted between his opponents and supporters. The protesters, whose numbers multiplied more than tenfold in a single day Tuesday for their biggest rally yet, have insisted they will not end their unprecedented week-old wave of unrest until their ruler for nearly three decades goes. Mubarak’s halfway concession — an end to his rule seven months down the road — threatened to inflame frustration and anger among protesters, who have been peaceful in recent days. In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, clashes erupted between several hundred protesters and government supporters soon afterward, according to footage by Al-

Jazeera television. The protesters threw stones at their rivals, who wielded knives and sticks, until soldiers fired in the air and stepped in between them, said a local journalist, Hossam el-Wakil. The speech was immediately derided by protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Watching on a giant TV, protesters booed and waved their shoes over their heads at his image in a sign of contempt. “Go, go, go! We are not leaving until he leaves,” they chanted. One man screamed, “He doesn’t want to say it, he doesn’t want to say it.” In the 10-minute address, the 82-yearold Mubarak appeared somber but spoke firmly and without an air of defeat. He insisted that even if the protests had never happened, he would not have sought a sixth term in September. He said he would serve out the rest of his term working “to accomplish the necessary steps for the peaceful transfer of power.” He said he will carry out amendments to

rules on presidential elections. Mubarak, a former air force commander, vowed not to flee the country. “This is my dear homeland ... I have lived in it, I fought for it and defended its soil, sovereignty and interests. On its soil I will die. History will judge me and all of us.” The step came after heavy pressure from his top ally, the United States. Soon after Mubarak’s address, President Barack Obama said at the White House that he had spoken with Mubarak and “he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and a change must take place.” Obama said he told Mubarak that an orderly transition must be meaningful and peaceful, must begin now and must include opposition parties. Earlier, a visiting Obama envoy — former ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner, who is a friend of the Egyptian president — met with Mubarak and made clear to him that it is the U.S. “view that his tenure as presisee EGYPT page 11

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien wants slayings committed during home invasions like one that rocked his hometown of Mont Vernon punishable by death. O’Brien testified Tuesday in support of his bill to expand capital punishment to include home invasions like the gruesome murder of Kimberly Cates in a 2009 burglary in her Mont Vernon bed with a machete. O’Brien’s bill would name the act

The Kimberly L. Cates Law. “They hacked Kimberly Cates to death in bed and then turned their machetes and knives on her 11-year-old daughter Jaimie,” said O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon. Jamie threw her body across her mother’s, he said. “These men did not know Kimberly Cates; they did not know Jaimie Cates. The didn’t know the Cates family. All they knew was they wanted the thrill of kill-

ing,” he added. O’Brien disagreed with death penalty opponents who claim the punishment isn’t a deterrent. “It deters those who are put to death,” he said. Cates’ husband, David, testified he does not want to become the poster child for capital punishment and isn’t seeking vengeance since it wouldn’t apply in his case. see DEATH PENALTY page 10

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President Gasbag After watching President Obama’s State of the Union, plus the first Republican response to it by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, and the second response by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, chair of the tea party caucus in Congress, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that if nations survive and prosper by realistic assessment of their problems, America really is finished. Obama surely instructed his speechwriters to capitalize on his successful outing to the memorial in Tucson, where he gave a speech that essentially reprised the campaign rhetoric of 2008 that got him elected in the first place. The result in Congress, a week ago, was the quintessence of gasbaggery. The keynote was unity, symbolized by Democrats and Republicans eschewing their normal factional seating pattern in favor of interspecies mixing. Rep. Joe Wilson, famous for having shouted “You lie” at Obama during his health care speech to a joint session of Congress in 2009, now sat demurely next to two lady Democrats. The consequence was a markedly less spirited, partisan affair. Instead of bounding to their feet in raptures of applause or snarling in their chairs, the nation’s legislators sat demure and glassy-eyed as Obama gave a pep rally on America’s crisis. It was all very, very familiar. America has lost its technological dominance. Solution: Kennedy’s New Frontier, when the shocking challenge of the Russian Sputnik, launched into space in 1957, led to the U.S. moon shot, which in turn “unleashed an age of innovation.” America now faces another “Sputnik moment.” The challenge: to “outinnovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” This is to be achieved by a green revolution in energy, better schools and teachers, efficient government subservient to the needs of business and less debt. From the 1970s, we got a reprise by Obama of presidents Nixon’s and Carter’s pledges of energy independence. Obama’s version was spectacular in its divorce from reality. He made the commitment that by 2035 — five presidential terms after his last conceivable day in office in 2016 — 80-percent of America’s energy “will come from renewable sources.” It turned out in the next sentence that he was counting not only wind and solar, but also coal, natural gas and nuclear power as “renewable.” Even so, without oil, the notion is nutty. Every president calls for Americans to do better at science. Clinton made a veritable industry out of it, also out of “reinventing government,” which Obama also proposes to rehab in the form of a new onslaught on burdensome regulation, so crippling to the American entrepreneurial spirit.

The deficit is to be fought by a freeze in annual domestic spending for the next five years, which will reduce the deficit by $400-billion and reduce discretionary spending, Obama vowed, to the level of the Eisenhower years. This pledge seems to undercut the government investment required for a green energy revolution, plus a high-speed rail network, not to mention our old friend — probably the most realistic passage in the entire speech — a redoubling investment in road and bridge repair, the standard make-work ploy of every president trying to create jobs. The left got a vague pledge from Obama not to mess with Social Security plus a rhetorical kick at the oil companies. The right got substantive support for lowering corporate taxes plus all sorts of agreeable commitments about cutting Medicare and so forth. There was even a very vague hint, in a sentence about cutting back the complexity of the tax code, that Obama might head toward giving up the progressive tax system altogether and go for a flat tax (which spells out as roughly an 18-percent rate for poor and rich alike, a putative levy much appreciated by the billionaires). Obama’s address was swiftly followed by an official rebuttal from Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, noted for calling for the swift privatization of Social Security. His recipe for recovery: “limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money ... Limited government and free enterprise have helped make America the greatest nation on earth. These are not easy times, but America is an exceptional nation.” Then — screened only by CNN — came the fiery Bachmann, fresh from an outing to Iowa last weekend where she claimed the Founding Fathers had been stalwart foes of slavery and had successfully labored to end it, which would have come as news to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Bachmann’s star is rising as the new Sarah Palin. She certainly gave the most spirited presentation of the evening in five short minutes, replete with the sort of charts Glenn Beck likes to use. She dwelled on a fact omitted by Obama from the resume of his successes, namely that the unemployment rate is still at 9.4-percent, despite a $3-trillion increase in the deficit: “Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that now tells us which light bulbs to buy and which may put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama’s health care bill.” That’s tea party talk, which at least has the virtue of concreteness. see next page

LETTERS Why mistrust efforts to make health insurance more affordable? To the editor, Where in the world, Tony, do you get your information? Please, all who read these letters, I implore you to get the facts yourself and then make informed decisions. If, in FACT, “30-percent of hospitals in America are losing money and even more are barely breaking even,” what are the real reasons? Perhaps one reason could be because so many are uninsured and the hospitals have to depend on Medicaid to try to meet the expenses. This is what puts medical care costs on the backs of taxpayers. Maybe the health care reform isn’t perfect, but our president has called on our elected officials to work together to craft reform that will work for everyone. You also stated that certain “delusional thinking individuals will kill health care as we have come to know it and we will lose access to this consistent, competent care”. Well, Tony, what about those millions of Americans and their children who don’t have access to health care due to losing jobs, pre-existing conditions and such low salaries they can’t afford to buy this insurance? You made another statement that really confuses me. That is: “Obama demonized health care and health insurers for the past two years trying

to leverage the unhappiness many Americans have with the rising cost of health care and health insurance to his political advantage.” I’m not really sure what you’re trying to convey other than mistrust for efforts being made to make health insurance affordable and accessible to everyone. Don’t you think that insurance companies should be demonized? They need to be reigned in and stop raising premiums so that lower paid workers can afford to buy into a plan that will protect their families. Not to mention denying coverage for pre-existing conditions or life time limits for those unfortunate enough to have serious life threatening conditions. For crying out loud, let’s all call for our elected officials to come up with reform that will work for all of us and not just a few and please stop the “blame game”. This really gets us nowhere. Tony, you mentioned the word “Democrats” numerous times in hateful, spiteful references. I can certainly understand that people have their party of preference, but to blame any one party or individual for all the problems we face is simply ludicrous. Virginia R. Jones Gilford

Bird-Miller family will carry out its own form justice To the editor, How many others are sitting in jail today and have been for years? Perhaps due to a botched trial, or lawyers, including their own, who were incapable of carrying out justice because of their lack of understanding of the cases that they were handling, while giving their clients wrong advice and helping to pave the way to their prison stays? How many juries have been as incompetent as the Bird-Miller Family and their friends have accused this jury for the trial of Ward Bird to be? How many judges have failed to carry out their duty of fair and unbiased judgments such as this family is accusing this judge in Ward’s case to have done? If Ward Bird is pardoned, then it

would seem only fair that every man or woman sitting in our jails here in New Hampshire have their cases reviewed and be given the chance to carry out their own sense of justice. After all, what is fair for one is fair for all. May justice no longer be carried out by our local law officials, our lawyers and our court systems but by the amount of public popularity and character assisnations that we can fill our news media with. The BirdMiller Family and friends while they may feel they are of such high moral character have shown many of us that they feel that they are above the law and will carry out their own form of justice. Carolyn Pillsbury Meredith

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LETTERS City can’t spend tax receipts to benefit Colonial Theater owners To the editor, Property tax dollars are being encumbered from the general fund regarding private property described as the Colonial Theater, for which the City of Laconia has no “need”. The City Council appropriated $50,000 to hire the outside services of a “Theater Director” to study the feasibility of the property/Colonial Theater initiative for private uses. It is against the law and Constitution for the city manager, mayor and council to use property tax dollars “as their own piggy Bank” to purchase or promote the sale of the Colonial Theater, owned by private persons. The city manager, mayor and council, have stated time and time again that it will not cost the taxpayers any money for this endeavor. However, in fact it has, by the councils’ diversion of over $50,000 in public funds for this nonpublic purpose. The decision as to what punitive action may result is unknown. The council voted a $50,000 supplemental appropriation for a “purpose” not found in the annual budget, absent a required public hearing or resolution specifically listing a source of funds, which clearly SHALL NOT BE TAXES. This encumbrance is for a private purpose and that is forbid-

den. A non-existent line item number for an outside service, recorded in the general ledger is not found in the Annual Budget FY 09/10 or FY 10/11. Supreme Court Opinions: N. H. 1955: An appropriation of public money for a private purpose is forbidden. And, legislation resulting in or leading to taxation for such a purpose is equally invalid. In re: Opinion of the Justices. 114 A.2d 514, 99 N. H. 530 N.H. 1937. Taxes may not be imposed for the benefit of private persons or for private uses. An appropriation of public money for a private purpose is forbidden whether the money therefor is to be raised in the first instance by borrowing or by a tax levy; and the pledge of the public credit or its guaranty for a private obligation is void. In re Opinion of the Justices, 88 N.H. 484 N.H. 1937. Taxes cannot be imposed for benefit of private persons or for private uses 1, art. 10. In re Opinion of the Justices, 88 N.H. 485 The practice won’t end until those involved realize that abuse of taxpayer money could get them fired, or at least in trouble with law enforcement officials. Thomas A. Tardif Laconia

At least half of America is still in opposition to Obamacare To the editor, I want to thank Reps Bass and Guinta for voting to repeal Obamacare. Although the vote by Congress was called symbolic, they kept their campaign promise. I hope that the Senate will give Obamacare an up or down vote. I am very pleased with the ruling by Judge Vinson declaring Obamacare unconstitutional (26 states joined in this suit). I was very disappointed that NH’s Atty. General Delaney elected not to join the suit. I thank NH’s House and Senate for trying to persuade AG Delaney to join the 26 states. Lately, I keep reading how the Republicans got elected by outside money, all those millionaires. For the record,

Democrats outspent Republicans in the House $164-million to $128-million, in the Senate $127-million to $113 million-and the DNC outspent the RNC by $754-million to $627-million. Let’s put that claim to bed. In addition, the latest Bloomberg and Ramussen polls show that 55-percent opposed Obamacare and 40-percent approve. CNN poll shows 50-percent oppose and 40-percent favor. Lastly, thank you Senator Ayotte for representing the people of NH. Senator Shaheen is still marching to the drumbeat of Senator Reid; so I will not thank her. Jim Mayotte Sanbornton

We expect Sen. Bradley to champion speed limits on big lake To the editor, An open letter to Senator Jeb Bradley: We are aware, and thank you again, of your co-sponsorship of SB-464 last year. However we are somewhat concerned because of what we’ve heard, that you may be seeking somewhat of a compromise such as your predecessor sought before his, and your constituency, insisted on passing the then 45/25 mph limits on Lake Winnipesaukee. The only acceptable compromise, in my opinion, would be to make the

from preceding page Bachmann did not fail to note that “America is the indispensable nation of the world.” The relationship of war — as currently waged in Afghanistan — to the national deficit was not raised by any of the speakers. Ryan and Bachmann made no mention of military spending. All three ignored the export

speed limits for the big lake and/or all New Hampshire inland waterways that which reflects what a good number of your constituents and other residents of our great state have said for a very long time, 40/20 mph or maybe even less. We understand that politicians are reluctant to commit to a given yes or no vote but as the majority leader in the NH Senate we would expect you to champion the “Inexpedient To Legislate” vote on Senate Bill 27. Bill Bertholdt, Gilford

manufacturing and the pauperization of American families. Obama seemed to be trying to stage a replay of his own, a recreation of the U.S. economy in the 1950s. (Alexander Cockburn is coeditor with Jeffrey St. Clair of the muckraking newsletter CounterPunch. He is also co-author of the book “Dime’s Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser


REAL ESTATE TAXES TOO HIGH? REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2011 As you may have read in recent business and economic reports, real estate tax assessments in many New Hampshire municipalities have not been reduced to reflect some very significant, if not drastic drops in current fair market values. Laconia’s controversial 2010 re-assessment analyzed only 528 recent sales to construct a so-called statistical model and standard methodology to predict selling prices, and not a fee appraisal assessing each single property. According to Stephan Hamilton, Director of the Property Appraisal Division of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration “mass appraisal is not easy to do and not perfect. It is difficult to do at best, and especially with so few sales”. State statutes require that real estate tax assessments be based on current fair market values. It is recommended that you review your current tax assessment given current market conditions, as you may find that your property is assessed disproportionally higher than current market value. This office has successfully represented a number of property owners in central New Hampshire in recent months, whose tax assessments have been reduced, and in some cases, very substantially. Should you conclude after reviewing your current assessment that your property may be over-assessed, and wish to consider filing for a Real Estate Tax Abatement, please contact our office for further information as to the process involved, and the terms of our representation of your interest. Since the deadline for filing the Tax Abatement Application is Tuesday, March 1, 2011, and lead time is necessary to perform an appraisal, it is important to TAKE ACTION NOW, if you wish to file a Tax Abatement Application by March 1, 2011. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY BROUILLARD & BROUILLARD, PLLC PHILIP A. BROUILLARD, ESQUIRE 16 ACADEMY STREET LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 603.524.4450

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LETTERS Center Harbor will have most expensive police dept. in region

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To the editor, Mr. Warner, in his letter of February 1, characterized Keith and Pam Markley’s letter to the residents of Center Harbor as being full of “misrepresentations and misstatements”. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Markleys have done their homework. Their letter is factual. Mr. Warner implied that the Markleys are opposed to the selectmen’s plans because the selectmen’s latest plan is to build on a lake view lot across from the Markley’s home. Wrong again! The Markleys have opposed this boondoggle long before the lake view lot was picked by the selectmen in a mad rush to get some sort of plan to the voters before town meeting. The Municipal Resources assessment of the Police Department made 20 recommendations. Not one of these suggested moving the department from its present location. Although the report did suggest a modest increase in space, it is a stretch of the imagination to interpret that as a requirement for a four thou-

sand square foot, $1.5-million dollar structure. According to the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, in 2009 Center Harbor paid $227 per resident for our Police Department, higher than every town on Lake Winnipesaukee except Moultonborough and Meredith! Not only will this audacious building project saddle us with a $1.5-million bond, don’t forget the associated costs of an over-sized building. Those costs will more than likely give Center Harbor the dubious distinction of having the most expensive Police Department in the Lakes Region. All this for a town with 1037 residents, 14 square miles, 11 miles of state roads, three restaurants, one small shopping center and no schools with their associated policing issues and costs. Center Harbor need to go back to the drawing board and come up with a rational plan. Tony Halsey Center Harbor

Please don’t reduce funding for Child and Family Services To the editor, I am writing this letter as someone who has lived and been employed in the Lakes Region for several years. I am also someone who is very concerned with the Gilford Selectboard and Budget Committee’s recent decision to not recommend funding for a number of social services agencies, including Child and Family Services, my employer. It is my hope that the citizens of Gilford will recognize the ramifications of such a decision and vote to continue supporting our much needed and valuable programs. Many families in Gilford have benefitted from our services and the impact that such a loss or decrease in funding would have on our entire Lakes Region Community is great. More than ever, we need this support to continue to provider much needed services to the Gilford community. Child and Family Services offers a broad range of programs such as substance abuse treatment, counseling and child abuse prevention and treatment services, all of which are made possible because of a carefully structured funding mix. The loss of any one

funding source, such as local funding, would have a devastating impact on other funds. In some programs, local funds are necessary to leverage grants from other sources ($1 brings in $4 from other sources). In other areas, such as counseling, local dollars make our sliding fee scale possible for our low income and uninsured families. The difficulties we all face in this challenging economy are daunting and we must all look at ways to decrease spending. Critical, lifechanging services to our citizens are not what we should be cutting back. Denying our friends and neighbors, children and families in their time of need is not a wise investment in our community. I ask you to consider the devastating effects a loss of funding will most certainly have on our Lakes Region Community and ask that you vote NOT to reduce funding for Child and Family Services as well as other social service agencies serving the Gilford community and the entire Lakes Region. Our children and their families need our votes. Lee Matos Meredith

Help Esther Peters celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday To the editor, Think it’s about time for your readers to have a “good news” letter? The good news is that Esther Peters, the Grand Dame of the media and dedicated civic leader, is having her 95th birthday on Monday, February 7th and your readers are invited to stop in at the Taylor Home between 2-3:30 p.m. to give Esther best wishes for many more birthdays. Stop and have a cup of tea and cake with Esther in the atrium, maybe tinkle the ivories on the grand piano, sing a tune, take a photo, create a caricature or give her a hug. Chat a bit, share a tale or wait for the count to have Esther ask, “Well

hello, Dear Heart. Tell me what you’ve been up to?” LRPA-TV will be videotaping this for her next Now & Then television show. Oh, yes, Esther’s still doing her interviews live on Ch. 25 and here’s hoping she makes the Guinness Book of World Records! Friends of Esther’s are sponsoring Esther’s party. No gifts are necessary, but if one is of the mindset, one may donate to the Esther Peters Scholarship Fund, Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312. See you Monday! Dorothy Duffy Laconia


State asks city to address issues involving old dump grounds near the ice arena By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) has ordered the city to address contaminants remaining from the disposal and incineration of waste on land straddling Frank Bean Road and Morin Road during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.The area is located just east of the Laconia Ice Arena. At the same time, the city must undertake an investigation of the site to determine the source, nature, location and extent of waste left from the burn dump on Frank Bean Road and landfill on Morin Road. City Manager Eileen Cabanel said yesterday that because the dumping operations occurred and ceased before 1981, the city is exempt from the liabilities imposed by subsequent statutes. However, she acknowledged that if contaminants are found in groundwater on or around the site, they would have to be addressed. Cabanel said that situation is complicated because the ownership and operation of the dump sites is not altogether clear from the records. For instance, the burn dump may have consisted of separate municipal and commercial operations. Moreover, she said that some contaminants found on the site may have originated well after disposal and incineration ceased in 1954, when the burn dump was bulldozed flat and capped with gravel and the landfill on Morin Road was opened. Cabanel anticipated there were sufficient funds in the contingency account to meet the cost of the measures DES has requested. She said that former New Hampshire Attorney General Greg Smith was representing the city in its ongoing discussions and negotiations with DES. DES approached the city after reviewing a report on the site, which includes nine properties, prepared for the United States Environmental Protection

Agency (EPA) by Weston Solutions, Inc. DES and EPA began exploring the area in 2007 out of concern that because the abandoned dumping grounds were not lined or capped, rainfall over the years could cause contaminants to leach into the surrounding soil and groundwater. At the time, John Regan of DES, who asked the EPA to assess the site, spoke of “a preliminary assessment, exploratory to find out what is really there and if there is anything we should be concerned about.” Weston found debris from the burn dump extended northward from the triangular lot between Frank Bean Road and Morin Road to four of the five parcels along the west side of Frank Bean Road. Elevated levels of arsenic, lead and zinc, together polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) — present in coal, oil and tar — were found in the soil. One test boring revealed soil saturated with petroleum and another showed volatile organic compounds associated with industrial solvents. The Morin Road landfill lay on the east side Morin Road and reached into Gilford, where it bordered an intermittent stream that empties into Durkee Brook. Opened in 1954, the landfill closed in 1966. There Weston found tires, drums, glass and appliances at the surface along with debris from the burn dump — slag, coal and ash — which was used to cover the westernmost part of the site. Soil samples contained the same mix of PAHs found at the burn dump. DES recommends that the city either remove or cover the soil where concentrations metals and PAHs were found, particularly on the site of the burn dump, in order to prevent any direct contact with humans. At the same time, the agency has directed the city to assess the extent of contamination from ash, solvents and petroleum at both the burn dump and landfill in anticipation of taking steps to address it.

Congressman Guinta’s town hall-style meeting in Laconia pushed to Thursday LACONIA — The town hall-style meeting Congressman Frank Guinta has scheduled for City Hall on Wednesday night has been pushed back a day because of the storm. The Republican

who represents New Hampshire’s First District will answer questions from constituents on Thursday night, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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LACONIA — A bill addressing the licensing of hawkers and peddlers threatens to severely impact Motorcycle Week by forbidding cities and towns to charge more than $10 for an annual license. Although House Bill 252 would affect all municipalities, it would weigh especially heavily on Laconia where licensing fees spare property taxpayers the cost of the additional public services required to manage the annual rally. In Laconia, the license fee for itinerant vendors is $50 for a one-time event or for a month. But, during Motorcycle Week the city charges vendors $450 for each space they occupy and those selling food surcharged another $50. The proceeds from license fees represent more than three-quarters of the revenue that funds municipal and emergency services during the rally. The revenue budget for Motorcycle Week this year is $169,500, of which licensing fees are projected to defray $130,000. Revenue from leasing vendor space, site plan review and permit and the photo tower account for the balance. City Manager Eileen Cabanel said yesterday that Jennifer Andersen of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, Licensing Clerk Lindsay Allen and Fire Chief Ken Erickson will speak against the bill when it is heard before the House Executive Departments

and Administration Committee tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. She said the city’s lawmakers have also been HB-252, sponsored by Representative Paul Mirski (R-Enfield), was originally intended to repeal a statute, enacted last year enabling municipalities to require persons soliciting door-to-door to submit to a federal as well as a state criminal background check. Representative Laura Gandia (R-Litchfield), who authored the law, said the legislation carried both the House and Senate by voice votes. But, she acknowledged that the provision requiring hawkers, peddlers and vendors to be fingerprinted, which is required to effect a federal criminal background check, aroused opposition among lawmakers concerned that it represented an infringement of privacy. Gandia said that HB-252 was primarily intended to repeal the statute authorizing, but not requiring, municipalities to seek federal criminal background checks. However, Mirski took the opportunity to cap the licensing fee at $10. Mirski could not be reached for comment yesterday. Gandia said that a year ago, when she introduced her legislation, several people from Laconia attended the hearing to seek assurance that vendors licensed during Motorcycle Week would not be required to be fingerprinted. When she discovered the bill would limit licensing fees, she recalled the importance of vendor fees to the Motorcycle Week budget, and alerted Allen.

WARD BIRD from page one Bird, who was soft-spoken and deferential throughout the questioning, said he felt “emotionally threatened” when Harris drove up his driveway and parked her truck where he and his family generally park their cars. He said only nine days had passed between the time Harris came to his land and his release from the Maine Medical Center after a workplace accident left him with 34 staples and 200 stitches in his abdomen. He was in excruciating pain at the time but only took the prescribed pain medication before bed. “My only goal was to get better,” he said telling Lynch and the Council that because of the severity of his injury he wasn’t comfortable around anyone during his recovery, especially a stranger who he believed trespassed on his property. Telling the Council his niece had called him and told him Harris had just been to her nearby house and seemed “suspicious,” Bird admitted yelling and swearing at her when she got out of her car but said he only removed his gun from his back belt to remove the clip and check the safety when he reentered his house to call the police.

Bird told the Council when he saw Harris drive up to his back door he took the gun from its locked safe and put it in the back of his pants. He said his brother-in-law had shot at him during a family dispute the year before and he never left his house unarmed. He recalled telling the Moultonborough Police who responded that he was sorry he yelled and swore at Harris but denied ever waving or pointing a gun at her. Harris, who lived in Salem at the time of incident, was not at yesterday’s hearing. Speaking on her behalf was Carroll County victims advocate Melissa Smith, who read a statement approved by Harris that said she had been “terrorized” by Bird and his supporters in the aftermath of his conviction and was afraid to appear at the hearing. She begged the council for “her right to live free or die” saying she was a subpoenaed witness at Bird’s trial and only told the court what had happened to her. Harris, whose credibility has been an issue for Bird’s supporters since his incarceration, allowed that her “life was messy” but that it didn’t make her any less of a victim. see next page


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City Hall closed today; no trash pick-up LACONIA — Due to expected severe weather conditions, officials announced City Hall will be closed throughout Wednesday, February 2. The Department of Public Works announced that due to the heavy

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from preceding page But the councilors had questions, especially Raymond Wieczorek and David Wheeler, about how anybody could believe anything Harris had to say, especially since some of the details of her life, including cruelty to animal charges, have become public. Not exactly defending Harris, Dewhurst — who was not county attorney at the time — said it was his understanding that she was the victim. He said rules of evidence prevented most of her pre-2006 troubles to be entered as evidence at trial and said she was cross-examined by Bird’s attorney thoroughly about the one bad check writing felony that was admissible. He also said he had familiarized himself with the case by reading the files and speaking with Susan Boone, the assistant county attorney who tried the case. He also noted that many of the things Harris is now accused of doing happened after her altercation with Bird. He said a victim’s credibility is a matter for the jury and, in this case, the jury had believed Harris. But Wheeler wouldn’t let it go, saying he just couldn’t understand how a prosecutor could take someone like Harris’s word over someone like Bird’s, especially since it is now known that Harris could never have purchased a piece of property adjacent to Bird’s for $1-million. He pressed Dewhurst for a reason why Harris wasn’t vetted more thoroughly, but Dewhurst said he wasn’t able to comment on why Gordon chose to prosecute Bird or what she thought about Harris. Other councilors had questions for Sisti and most centered on why he chose not to have Bird take the stand at his trial. Although Sisti agreed Bird’s previous conviction for a violation-level gun offense in 2002 may have come into play had he testified, he said he

didn’t put Bird on the stand because, in his mind, the prosecution hadn’t made its case. He explained that it is always risky to put a defendant on the stand and, in hindsight, wishes he had done so. Sisti also said the previous violation probably wouldn’t have hurt Bird. Earlier, Bird had told the councilors and Lynch how he and some friends had been drinking and shooting at a tree stump in June of 2002 when one of the rounds went astray and passed through the window of a nearby house. When police came nobody would admit culpability and Bird said he left because he “didn’t want to be around a bunch of liars.” When asked if he left because he was drunk, Bird said he had been drinking that evening but was not drunk. He told councilors the incident weighed so heavily on him that he called police the next day and admitted what he had done, accepting the violation and agreeing to pay restitution to the home owner. Because he never took the stand in 2008, neither this weapons violation nor his 1980 and 1985 convictions for drug possession and resisting arrest came into play at his trial, although councilors questioned him yesterday about them. As to the resisting arrest and possession charges, Bird chalked them up to a motorcycle accident where he was hurt and didn’t want to go with police and youthful indiscretion as to the 31-year-old drug possession — also a violation. Virginia Bird also spoke for her husband. She detailed the past four years and the toll the altercation and its aftermath has taken on her and her family. She begged the council to release her husband, saying his case was an unusual one and deserved consideration for a pardon. She also said she thought the law was wrongly applied in his case.

ROOFS from page one close and the tell-tale sounds of a building under stress. “If you hear your home creaking or groaning, you could have a serious problem,” said Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson. “Getting the snow off your roof is not an easy task,” he acknowledged, but said avoiding it can lead to “catastrophic” structure failures. He should know. During the incessant snowfalls of the first months of 2008, a winter which set the overall snowfall record for Laconia, Erickson said there were 22 buildings in the city which were damaged from the roof load. Damaged buildings included new single-family residences, large 60 year-old warehouses and everything in between. In some cases the failures were dramatic and could have been tragic if the buildings had been occupied at the time of collapse. Part of what made the winter of

2008 such a roof-breaker was the combination of heavy snow followed by rain. Fortunately, Erickson noted, this winter has been colder and has as such hasn’t seen much rain. However, the cold temperatures have also prevented the snow from melting, he said. A cubic foot of snow, said Erickson, can weigh up to 50 pounds depending on water content. “Drifting is a major issue,” he said. Erickson estimated the existing snow pack, as of yesterday afternoon, to be about 30 inches deep. In some areas on roofs where the wind tends to deposit snow, the snow could be up to 10 feet deep. He didn’t know of any roofs having failed yet this winter, but with a significant amount of additional snow expected today, Erickson said, “There’s no question that by Thursday we could see issues.” He urged, “Take the precautions and start clearing it.”

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Court dismisses FRM investors’ suit against former bank commissioner By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

CONCORD — The suit brought against former New Hampshire Bank Commissioner Peter Hildreth by Frank and Jo-Ann Marino of Meredith, who lost $262,000 in the Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. (FRM) fraud, has been dismissed. The Marinos charged Hildreth with negligence and negligent misrepresentation, claiming that when Marino inquired about the firm he was told that FRM was in “good standing” and made no mention of its history of complaints, violations and litigation, which was known to the department. In dismissing the suit, Justice Richard B. McNamara of Merrimack County Superior Court ruled that the department had no duty to individuals. To rule otherwise, he wrote, would represent “a sweeping departure from the common law” and “make the state a guarantor of the public’s investment decisions.” In his order, McNamara explained that the department could not be held liable for the economic loss since it had no “special relationship” with the Marinos. They did not relinquish control over their investments and entrust them to the department or authorize the department to exercise independent judgment over their investments. Nor was the Marinos’ relationship with the department subject to a law imposing a duty on the department to act reasonably to protect their interests. McNamara acknowledged that professionals may be liable for negligent misrepresentation in

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the mere existence of statutes imposing duties.” He added that when the Legislature intended for the violation of a statute to incur civil liability, it expressly included such a provision in the law. Marino said yesterday that he will appeal the ruling. “We banked on the likelihood of having to appeal,” he remarked. “We expected an adverse result in the lower court. We knew that going in. We’re not discouraged.” He said that he was troubled that McNamara openly expressed concern that if the case went to trial, it would encourage other defrauded clients of FRM to file suit against the state. Since McNamara found Hildreth and the department had no duty to the Marinos, he did not consider whether the doctrine of sovereign immunity protects state agencies against claims for economic loss.

DEATH PENALTY from page 2 But he believes the death penalty should be an option for home invasion slayings, he said. He wife died not knowing if her daughter lived, he said. “Close your eyes for a moment and imagine just how scared they were when dozens of stabs and slashes were delivered with razor sharp knives to their helpless bodies,” he said of his wife and daughter. “I live with this image everyday of my life.” Opponents argued expanding the death penalty in response to a grisly crime would encourage others who’ve lost loved ones in different situations to seek to have them covered.

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a bill tailored to do that. Senior Assistant Attorney General Will Delker testified there is no such crime in statute as a home invasion and the proposed bill covers a wide variety of offenses. The bill as proposed by O’Brien could mean New Hampshire would prosecute 1-3 death penalty cases a year, Delker said. For example, two burglars could rob an empty house and one could kill the other later over the stolen goods, he said. The killer would qualify for the death penalty because he entered a home without invitation. Similarly, a man could invite his brother to his house, then tell him to leave but the two fight and the homeowner is killed, he said. He suggested narrowing it to murders of homeowners or guests during burglaries. Only three people have been charged with capital murder in more than a dozen years in New Hampshire. Two men are serving sentences of life without parole and the third is on death row for killing a police officer. In its 380-year history, New Hampshire has executed 24 people, but none since 1939.

EGYPT from page 2 dent is coming to a close,” according to an administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the ongoing diplomacy. The United States has been struggling to find a way to ease Mubarak out of office while maintaining stability in Egypt, a key ally in the Mideast that has a 30-year-old peace treaty with Israel and has been a bulwark against Islamic militancy. Mubarak would be the second Arab leader pushed from office by a popular uprising in the history of the modern Middle East, following the ouster last month of the president of Tunisia — another North African nation. The U.S. ambassador in Cairo, Margaret Scobey, spoke by telephone Tuesday with Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, the embassy said. ElBaradei, a pro-democracy advocate and one of the opposition’s most prominent leaders, has taken a key role in formulating the movement’s demands. He is also a member of a new committee formed by various factions to conduct any future negotiations on the protesters’ behalf once Mubarak steps down. There was no immediate word on what he and Scobey discussed. Only a month ago, reform activists would have greeted Mubarak’s announcement with joy — many Egyptians believed Mubarak was going to run again despite health issues. But after the past week of upheaval, Mubarak’s address struck many of his opponents as inadequate. “The people have spoken. They said no to Mubarak, and they will not go back on their words,” said Saad el-Katatni, a leading member of the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood. “Enough suffering. Let him go, and leave the Egyptians to sort themselves out.”

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Daniel ‘Danny’ J. Mauch, 56 SANDWICH — Daniel “Danny” John Mauch died at home in Sandwich, NH, on January 8, 2011. Danny was born on April 7, 1954, in Hackensack, New Jersey, to Raymond and Frances Mauch. Raised in Sandwich, Danny graduated from Inter-Lakes High School and attended Windham College in Putney, VT. He learned the electrical trade from his father Ray, became a licensed electrician in 1976 and a master electrician in 1991. Danny was a born actor; he worked in theater locally and statewide as actor, director and lighting designer, and helped found The Sandwich Players. Notable roles included Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Lomov in A Marriage Proposal, for which he won 2nd Place—Acting Male Lead at the NH Drama Festival, Herbert in The Monkey’s Paw, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry in The Fantasticks, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, and Bob Cratchett in A Christmas Carol. He worked as production assistant on the 1980 film On Golden Pond. Danny loved the Beatles and Bob Dylan; he loved to garden, and was generous with the extraordinary dahlias and gladiolas he grew; he loved his community, remembering

the details of his friends’ and neighbors’ lives and giving personal and nostalgic gifts. Most of all he loved his son Jack. He might have said, in the words of John Lennon, “He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.” Danny is survived by his son Jack Mauch of Sandwich, NH; his parents Ray and Fran Mauch of Sandwich, NH; his brother Raymond “Skipp” Mauch, Jr. of Lochmere, NH, his sister Nancy Hosmer of Brewster, MA, his brother Matthew Mauch of Nashville, TN; two nieces and five nephews; Jack’s siblings Juno Lamb of Tamworth, NH, Rosy Lamb of Paris, France, Jasmine Lamb of Sandwich, NH, Roland Lamb of London, England; and Jack’s mother, Janina Lamb of Sandwich, NH. A celebration of Danny’s life will be held on Friday evening, September 16, 2011, place TBA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Danny’s name to Advice to the Players, PO Box 14, North Sandwich, NH 03259,

Claire Johnson, 70 LACONIA — Claire A. Johnson, 70, of 30 County Drive and formerly of Winding Hill Farm Road, Sanbornton, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Monday, January 31, 2011. Mrs. Johnson was born September 28, 1940 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Francis and Mary M. (Glynn) Mulcahy. She lived on Winding Hill Farm Road in Sanbornton for several years where she was the postmistress for the U.S. Postal Service in Sanbornton. She moved to Laconia two years ago. Mrs. Johnson was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Survivors include her husband Charles F. Johnson, of Laconia; a son, Mark Johnson, of Florida; a daughter, Lisa N. Johnson, of Rochester; a grandson, Joseph C. Ford-Johnson; two brothers; four sisters

and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by two sons, Jeffrey Johnson and Christopher Johnson. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H. at 12:30 also on Friday. 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



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2011. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2, 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War, was signed. On this date: In 1536, present-day Buenos Aires, Argentina, was founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain. In 1653, New Amsterdam — now New York City — was incorporated. In 1876, the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs was formed in New York. In 1882, Irish poet and novelist James Joyce was born near Dublin. In 1897, fire destroyed the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg. (A new statehouse was dedicated on the same site in 1906.) In 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major victory for the Soviets in World War II. In 1948, President Harry S. Truman sent a 10-point civil rights program to Congress, where the proposals ran into fierce opposition from southern lawmakers. In 1961, the hijackers of the Portuguese ocean liner the Santa Maria allowed the passengers and crew to disembark in Brazil, 11 days after seizing the ship. Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 56. In 1971, Idi Amin, having seized power in Uganda, proclaimed himself president. In 1990, in a dramatic concession to South Africa’s black majority, President F.W. de Klerk lifted a ban on the African National Congress and promised to free Nelson Mandela. One year ago: President Barack Obama, speaking in Nashua, N.H., branded Republicans as electoral opportunists more concerned about their own interests than the people’s. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stritch is 86. Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing (val-eh-REE’ ZHEES’-kahr deh-STANG’) is 85. Actor Robert Mandan is 79. Comedian Tom Smothers is 74. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 69. Actor Bo Hopkins is 69. Television executive Barry Diller is 69. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 65. Actor Jack McGee is 62. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY’-nur) is 62. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 62. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is 59. Model Christie Brinkley is 57. Actor Michael Talbott is 56. Actress Kim Zimmer is 56. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 45. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 41. Rock musician Ben Mize is 40. Rapper T-Mo is 39. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 38.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Congressman Frank Guinta holding town hall-style meeting at Laconia City Hall. 6:30 p.m. All local voters are encouraged to come and share their thoughts and opinions on the major issues of the day, or any other pressing concerns. For more information contact J. Mark Powell at 202-226-8530. 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. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. only Sliding fee scale. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Check-out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 American Red Cross Blood Drive. Noon to 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hall (31 Gilford Ave.) in Laconia. Sponsored by Orthopedic Professional Association. Each donor will receive a coupon for a free 6-inch sub for Subway. Appointments recommended at 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins welcome. Mac Keyser’s “Betty O Band” performing at the Laconia Senior Center. 10 a.m. Free hot meal and great company brought to the Bristol community by Food for Friends. 5 to 6 p.m. at the Tapply Community Center on the first Thursday of every month. “A Taste of Gullah” at Plymouth State University. 11:30 in the Newfound Room of Prospect Dining Hall. $10 lunch and entertainment. (Free with PSU meal plan.) Music by Adwaaba Ensemble. The Gullah are African Americans who live the Low Country of South Carolina and Georgia who are known for preserving their African linguistic and cultural heritage. The university welcomes the greater community to this and other events celebrating Black History Month. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/ HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. All levels of experience welcome. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Toddler 18 to 36 months are welcome to sign songs, share stories and move to music. Sign-up in the Children’s Room. Tales For Tails at the Gilford Public Library. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Join Holly and her dog “Ben”, who loves to listen to stories. Bring your own book or pick one from “Ben’s” bag.

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‘Cooperative Co-Parenting’, offered by Family Greater Meredith Resource Center of Central NH, begins Thursday Program hosting chili cook-off at Pond Hockey Classic

LACONIA — A free three-part “Cooperative CoParenting” series will be offered by The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire from 6 — 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 10, and 17. Designed for non-married, separated, or divorced parents and caregivers raising children together who share separate households, the series will be presented by Jay Apicelli, MS, Family Mediator and Human Services Educator; Janice L. McLaughlin, Attorney at Law and G.A.L.; and Tammy Emery, Step Ahead Family Support Specialist, Lakes Region Community Services. Topics to be covered will include coping through separation and transitions; skills training for dealing with stress and anger; positive communication strategies; tools to reduce conflict in the life of a child — and a parent/caregiver; negotiating agreements; child rear-

ing decision making; and mediation and guardianship. An optional dinner will be served from 5:30 — 6 p.m. On-site childcare will be provided and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval. In addition to “Cooperative Co-Parenting,” the Family Resource Center will offer “Let’s Read Together: The Why, What, and How of Reading to Babies, Toddlers, and Young Children,” “Understanding Children’s Growth & Development — A Nurturing Skills Module,” and “Parents Meeting the Challenge.” All will begin in February and attendance certificates will be provided. Advance registration is requested for these programs. Limited space is available. Call Tricia Murphy, Lakes Region Community Services, at 5241741 or e-mail

PLYMOUTH — Boston’s Urbanity Dance will headline the 2011 Plymouth State University Dance Premier at the Silver Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. preceded by a dessert reception at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. Dancers age 13 — 25 years from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts will participate in master classes in a variety of dance styles. PSU dance faculty and guest choreographers will present workshops on modern, jazz ballet and contemporary jazz, and tap. Urbanity Dance members will present master classes on “Deep Friend Modern,” “Ugly Ballet,” and “The Urbanity Aes-

thetic.” Plymouth State alumna Kathleen Pantos, a member of Urbanity, will be among the instructors and performers. Each participant will create his or her own schedule by choosing four master classes from the day’s program. After a day of dancing, participants will be invited to attend — or if they are accepted by audition, to perform in — a public gala performance in the Hanaway Theatre, featuring Urbanity performers. Participating choreographers will include Lindsay Lacasse for Dance Progressions in Derry; Darcy Kennedy for A Dancer’s World, Halifax, MA; Carrie Long for Ninth State Dance Studio, Plymouth; Jennifer Dubilo for Artistic Dance Conservatory, East Longmeadow, MA; Rene Metzler for New Hampton School, New Hampton; and Lisa Travis, Aaron Tolson, and Amanda Whitworth, PSU Dance Division. Tickets for the public performance are $11 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth. Call 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Formal attire is invited, but not required.

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The 1st Chili-Cook-Off hosted by the Greater Meredith Program will feature the best recipes offered by ten Lakes Region restaurants. The event will be held during the Pond Hockey Classic in Hesky Park noon - 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. (Courtesy photo)

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program will host their first-ever Chili Cook-Off to coincide with the Pond Hockey Classic in Hesky Park from noon — 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. Ten restaurants will offer their best chili recipes in hopes of winning the public’s vote for Best Chili — Burrito Me, Kitchen Cravings, Hart’s Turkey Farm, Mame’s, Pizzeria Venti, Shooters Tavern & Pizzeria, T-Bones & Cactus Jacks, The 104 Diner (Common Man), Village Perk, and The Wine’ing Butcher. Awards will be given to the top three restaurants and the first-place winner will receive the Chili Cup Award and Bragging Rights. Several raffles will also be held with prizes including a one-night stay at the Okie Dokie Fishin’ Camp on the Swift River and gift certificates from Bob House, Broken Antler, Canoe, Corner House Inn, Crazy Gringo, Patrick’s Pub, Shalimar Resort, and the Village Kitchen. Admission to the Chili Cook-Off is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the many programs of the Greater Meredith Program.





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Dear Annie: “Bill” and I have been married for 42 years. I recently learned that he has been in touch with a former coworker. Friends saw him having lunch with “Mary.” I also saw a short e-mail from her, saying, “Hi! Same time, same place. Looking forward to it.” She signed it: “Love, Mary.” Needless to say, I brought this to Bill’s attention. He admitted they’d had lunch a few times, but said signing “love” meant nothing. Bill explained that they are good friends and he finds out stuff from her, like the latest gossip. Well, Annie, to me this is obviously more than just a co-worker relationship. I told him I wanted these “dates” stopped immediately, as this relationship could only lead to trouble. He agreed to stop. Last week, Bill told me he was going to meet “Harry” for lunch. I checked his e-mail and learned that he met up with Mary. I am hurt by this betrayal. Bill now says I’m being ridiculous and he has no intention of ending the lunch dates. I am devastated. I told Bill it would be best if we separated to give both of us time to think. He says separating is absurd. How do I get rid of a husband who refuses to leave? We have a married daughter in another state, so getting away for a while could be the best thing for me to do right now. -- Thrown for a Loop Dear Thrown: Bill should not have met with Mary without your knowledge and approval, but we don’t believe it is an affair. It sounds like he misses his job, wants to keep up with the gossip and enjoys her company. Unfortunately, your extreme reaction has turned it into a power struggle and a major marital crisis. Unless you want a divorce, we urge you to find a neutral third party -- a counselor, clergyperson or family friend -- who can mediate your disagreement and help you find a way back to each other before it’s too late. Dear Annie: I am a heavy smoker. I am aware of the health

risks (and the expense) and know I should quit, but I feel healthy now and have no desire to stop. A couple of family members extracted a promise from me that I would quit smoking as my Christmas present to them. I know these family members are only thinking of my health, and it seemed like a fair “gift.” But without my daily nicotine fix, I am feeling very grumpy, as well as angry with the relatives for getting me to make such a promise. Is it really possible to quit smoking for someone else? If so, do you have some suggestions for easing the process? -Grumpy Quitter Dear Grumpy: It is possible to quit for someone else if the motivation is strong enough, but you still must be willing. The fact that you agreed to this promise with the intention of keeping it means you do have some motivation to quit. Also, until the nicotine is out of your system, you will continue to have cravings and feel “grumpy.” First talk to your doctor about assistance. Also, if you type “quit smoking” into any search engine, you will find a long list of sites offering a variety of help. We recommend the National Cancer Institute at or 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669). Dear Annie: You printed a letter from “Upset Wife,” who had years of illnesses and surgeries and whose husband is no longer interested in intimacy. Over the past 10 years, my wife has had many surgeries. She is doing better now, but it’s hard to think romantically about someone when you have been her nurse, cook and maid, rather than a mate. “Upset Wife” should take a look at what she is contributing to the partnership. She should be acting like a wife, not a patient. Otherwise, it just takes time. -- Sad but True

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2000 Ford E-350 Box Truck with 7.3 Diesel engine. 126K miles, 3-speed auto transmission with overdrive. 15 ft. box with pass through, a/c, complete new front end, new rotars, calipers, pads, leaf springs, coil springs & shocks. $5,350. 455-9269

01 Subaru Limited Outback Wagon. Automatic, loaded, heated seats, winter package, dual sun roof. Great condition, 127K, $5,500/obo. 630-1950

BELMONT: 2 Bedrm duplex, w/d hookups. $200 per week + utiliites. Sec/ Refs required. 524-3790

LABRADOR pups AKC. Extraordinary litter with outstanding pedigrees. All you want in a Lab! Great temperaments. (603)664-2828.

Announcement THE THRIFTY YANKEE-New Thrift Shop in Meredith, Opening February 5th. Consignments and more! Across from Interlakes High School. 279-0607

Autos 1991 Honda Civic DX Hatchback: Red, automatic, good drive train, will run with new fuel lines. Good car to run or for parts. $350/best offer. 393-7786. 1996 Ford F-350 4-Wheel Drive Dump Truck. 4-speed manual, 27,000 original miles, 9 ft. Fisher plow. $5,250. 455-9269 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 v6 5speed, 65K miles, new tires and brakes cap, KBB says $4350, first $3250. Meredith 455-4381. ABLE to pay cash, cars average $300, trucks full-size 4x4, $350, truck batteries $8 each, alloy $9 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $3.00/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438

2004 VOLVO S80 Sedan pristine condition. 165,000/miles, asking $5,500/BO. Silver, black leather interior, 491-1599. 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5SE red, 95k mi, new tires, great shape. $10,900 obo. 630-2381 2007 Toyota Tundra, dbl. cab, SR5, 65K miles, maroon with black interior $17,500/ bro. 455-8987. 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4. 3.7 Liter-V6. Metallic Grey, Leather interior, remote start, sunroof, 23,750 miles. Asking $19,500. 603-267-6605 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

WE buy junk cars and trucks. Cash paid on the spot. Available every day. 832-8518

BOATS DOCKS for Rent: 2011 season, Lake Winnisquam point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.

Business Opportunities LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing. Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662

For Rent $500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apartments. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185. ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: Studio, $200 per week, includes utilities, cable and internet. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT: 2-BR, quiet area, big yard. Heat included, $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 520-1431, 267-0545. BELMONT: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water,

BRISTOL 1BR apt, heat and hot water included. $600 a month. 217-4141 FRANKLIN 1 bedroom heat & hot water included, $550/ mo. First month rent and security deposit, 630-2614 GILFORD: Owners furnished home, ideal for short-term needs, beautiful lakefront views, $800/month. 603-393-7077. GORGEOUS 1-Bedroom condo in Laconia. 1st floor, hardwood floors, open-concept, new appliances. $1,200/Month includes, heat/hot water, cable, Internet, washer/dryer, fitness room access. Not smoking/No pets. 630-8171 LACONIA 1 BDRM Sunny 2nd floor, quiet, handy area. $575/mo.+ References, pet maybe. 528-3649. Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor apartment. Near hospital, clean, washer/dryer hook-up, heat/hot water included. $850/Month. 524-0703 LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837 LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/month includes heat and hot water. 524-3892. LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, ample parking, Clean/renovated, furnished optional. No smoking/pets. $895/month. 603-366-4655. LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included.

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA Weirs Blvd 2 BR, 2 bath, one level newly renovated condo year round, balcony with view of lake, pool, no pets, refs and dep req. $900 a month. 366-4341

LACONIA: Large 3-Bedroom apartment, washer/dryer hookups, garage, attic & basement space. Backyard $850/month + utilities No pets, no smoking. 630-2007.

Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471

LACONIA: Two 1 bedroom apartments available, both on 2nd floor. $180 & $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

LACONIA- Bright and sunny sec ond floor apartment in quiet two family home. 5 rooms, 2-Bedrooms, 1 bath, storage, parking, deck, washer/dryer hookups. No Pets/No Smoking. Lease, deposit & references required. $650/Month + utilities. 875-2292

LACONIA: Year-round furnished rental. Two bedrm, two bath condo. $800/month No Pets 978-851-2816.

LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $950/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: Near downtown, 1-Bedroom, $600 +utilities and 2-Bedroom, $750 +utilities. References & deposit required. 387-3864. LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $700/month includes heat. 455-8789. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $180/week. 4-week security deposit, four weeks in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LAKEPORT 2 bedroom, all utilities included. No pets. $200 per week. Security deposit. Call 524-5076

MEREDITH- ROOMY 2-bedroom near downtown. Heat/storage included. No pets, non-smoker, References, security & lease required. $750/Month. 455-4075 MEREDITH: 2-Bedroom House, 3/4 bath, washer/dryer hookup, oil FHW. $900/month. No pets. 279-8247, Jim. MEREDITH: Cozy studio near downtown, hardwood floors, storage, heat, hot water included. No pets, non-smoker. References, security required. $500/month. 455-4075. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living.

NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $250/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 ONE bedroom apt. on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, no dogs, $795/ month 455-5660. VACATION Special. Marco Island, Florida/Naples area. Waterfront condo $700/ week $2000/ Month. 603-393-7077. Why Not? WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

Make Your Next Home With

Affordable Housing Get your name on our waiting list PRINCE HAVEN or HILLSIDE APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth/Meredith, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

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

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

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For Rent-Vacation

For Sale

Marco Island Waterfront Condo: Floridas southwest destination vacation, starting at $500/week, sleeps 4. 603-393-7077.

7.5 ft. Plow set up complete, off of 1987 Chevy Truck. Truck is included. $500. 630-0957

MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA: Eagles Nest Timeshare, sleeps 6, 5/27/11-6/10/11, Friday-Friday, $980/Week. Call 603-524-0665.

For Rent-Commercial

MEREDITH Great Location! 31 Foundry Ave. Off Route 104

(Behind Olde Province Common)

1,500 Sq. Ft. with 17’ ceiling & 14’ overhead door. Partial 2nd level balcony space. Finished office cubicle on 1st floor. Perfect for graphic, woodworking, artistry, retail, storage, etc.

$750/Month + Utilities 279-0142 (Business) 677-2298 (Cell) IN-TOWN LACONIA: 2,000 Sq. Ft., possible to 3,500. Loading dock, three phase power, private office, priced like storage but great for your business. $900 per month, includes heat and property tax. Sale possible. AVAILABLE NOW. Kevin Sullivan, Coldwell Banker Commercial, 630-3276. LACONIA- Retail store with office and garage. Great location (1073 Union Ave.) $850/Month + Utilities. Possible sub-divide for right tenant. 603-520-7882 LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. OFFICE Space for Rent: Includes three large offices, three smaller offices, 2 restrooms, storage room and large reception area in 2,600 sq. ft. Plenty of parking. Monthly rent is $1,700 and includes heat, a/c and electric. Please call Rick at 491-9058.

AMAZING Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set only $249. See ad under “furniture”. BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001

Help Wanted DRIVERS NEEDED Substitute drivers for fixed route systems, demand response routes and box truck pick-up & delivery routes. Positions available Monday through Friday AM and PM shifts. All positions require CDL B with passenger endorsement, air brakes, DOT medical card and excellent driving record. Apply in person at Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH or call 225-1989 for an application/information. E.O.E.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted



Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? If you have a good attitude and like people we want you to become part of our team. Fun team atmosphere. Vacations. $500/week but not limited to. Bonuses. Advancement. Start this week. Call for more information Mon & Tues only 603-822-0220.

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT POSITION Please stop by Care & Comfort Nursing,102 Court St., Laconia for an application, call 528-5020 or fax resume to 528-0352.

Body by Jake Ab Scissor. Very good condition, a few minor cosmetic flaws, scratches, scuffs. $50. 677-6528

Real Estate

Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665

Belmont- 2 Bedroom Manufactured Home on its own 1/2 acre lot Town water & sewer, newly renovated and energy efficient, nice location. For Sale owner financing available call for details. For Lease - $1000/month. Call 2678023 GC Enterprises Property Management

Diesel fuel tank with electric pump. $300. 630-0957 Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Size 9 Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528 MAYTAG dryer, large capacity, runs great, $75; Kenmore dorm-size refrigerator (no freezer), $50; Fishtank, stand, hood, filter, heater, 30 gallon, $150 & 35-gallon, $200. Call 630-4158. Also Kohler shower door, $150. 524-1896.

Furniture AMAZING! Queen or full mattress set. Beautiful Luxury firm European-pillow-top, new in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763

Free T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. No TV’s Please call (603)986-5506.

Elan Publishing Company Small printing/book binding company in Moultonborough is accepting applications for our production team for first and second shifts. Applicant should have mechanical aptitude and be physically capable of standing and performing repetitive lifting. Benefit package includes matching 401k, health, life and disability.

Please stop by Mon-Fri, 9-3pm to fill out an application at 492 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:

• Transcriptionist- Per Diem. Exp with speech recognition/editing software pref. Strong language and grammar skills and medical terminology course req. Flexible scheduling, including wknds. • Physical Therapist- Per Diem. Min Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Previous inpatient exp pref. Current NH PT License and CPR Cert req. Wknd and Wkday cov. • RN- Full-time, 40 hr/wk with rotating call, OR exp, min 1 yr pref. ACLS, BLS & PALS with 3 months. • Clinical Coordinator- Full-Time. RN with Wound Care exp. Resp. to coordinate clinical activities of the Wound Care Center. Must have organizational and leadership skills. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing pref. Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS, infection control, safety and all unit required skill review. • LNA- Unit Secretary- Per Diem. Experience and NH LNA license required, weekend AVAILABILITY. • Director of Nursing- Fully accountable to the Administrator for the daily operation of Nursing Services for 45 geriatric residents. Min. 3 yrs exp. In a long-term facility. RN with an active license. BSN preferred. • Housekeeper- Part-Time. Wed-Sun 2:30-7pm at Merriman House, Routine cleaning of patient rooms and other hospital areas. Must be able to lift 35 pounds and push/pull over 100 pounds. • Clinical Applications Support- Full-time. Support Ambulatory EMR System, RN with IT experience. Clinical Informatics Degree preferred. 5yrs recent ambulatory experience required. Clinical liaison between IT and the clinical practices. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860.

Full-time/year-round position (37.5 hrs/wk) for Weatherization Department in Concord. Worker should be capable of performing carpentry duties as related to energy improvements and repairs to residential structures. Work includes but is not limited to access to attics, crawl spaces and work from ladders. Salary range is $14.00-$18.00 with full benefits. Candidate must have valid drivers license and meet Agency insurance requirements. Respond by 2/11/11 to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (WXN), P.O. Box 1016, Concord, NH 03302-1016 or call 603-225-3295 x-1187. E.O.E. Position is ARRA funded.

Roommate Wanted HOCKEY TEAM VOLUNTEER NEEDED!!! The Laconia Leafs JR Hockey team is searching for a volunteer equipment manager for the 2011-12 season. Experience not needed, training provided. Duties include skate sharpening, equipment repair/upkeep, game day prep, etc. For More info contact: Coach Will Fay #581-7008

Insurance Customer Service/Producer wanted. P&C License preferred. Candidate must have strong communication skills. Flexible hours, some nights & Saturdays required. Hourly earnings + commission. Highly motivated candidates may apply by calling Allstate Insurance Company in Gilford. 293-0155 or send resume to 348 Intervale Rd. Gilford, NH 03249 Attn: Thom

ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $140/wk. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 524-1976

TRANSPORTATION TRAVEL TRAINER Temporary (24 hours a week until June 30th) travel trainer needed to work with passengers learning to ride transit service. Flexible hours. Potential growth into full-time position beginning July 1. BA and 3 years experience working with senior, low-income, immigrant and/or disability communities preferred. Transit experience and public speaking skills important. Background in ESL a plus. Salary range $13.00-$15.00 per hour. Send resume and cover letter by 2/11/11 to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.(T/T), PO Box 1016, Concord NH 03302-1016 EOE

Diesel Mechanic

WOMAN TO SHARE APARTMENT. Quiet, sober, non-smoking environment. $500 month includes utilities. W/D, Cable & Parking. Avail. immediately. 528-2227

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 MILES COMPUTER REPAIR Virus Removal, Computer Tune-ups, Hardware Install, Network Install, Same Day Service. 603-998-2326. MOBILE Home Repairs: Storm damage, Renovations. Doors, windows, floors, etc. Reasonable, experienced. Dan, 279-5806, 937-7095.

PIECE OF MIND $30/ hour. Let me clean, organize or restyle your home. Dependable and trustworthy, impeccable references. Call Cindy at 520-2150.


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


ROOF SHOVELING at Resonable rates

Fully insured Goldstar


524-7190 Roof Shoveling, Decks & Driveways. Free estimates. Call 393-1301 ROOF Shoveling, Snowplowing, Ice Dam Removal and Repairs. Insured Professionals. Call 603-630-5121. Roof Shoveling- Don't have time or desire to get up on the roof and do it yourself? Please call Dan at 603-527-8670 Quick and reasonable service


ROOF snow and ice removal. Fully insured, free estimates. Call John 603-801-3513.


ROOFS -SNOW Removal. 29 years expereince, insured. Eric (603) 387-4996

The Fireside Inn Suites Lake Winnipesaukee is looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who is honest and has extensive hands on experience in managing hotels. You must have strong leadership and communications skills and feel comfortable jumping to assist in any position. You will be responsible for all facets of the hotel including day-to-day operations, hiring, supervising and directing staff, controlling costs and maximizing reve nues. You must not be afraid to get involved in the community and make outside sales calls. In order to be considered for this job, you must include your salary requirements.

Position requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent management experience in the hospitality industry. Pay will depend on your experience. You should be willing to make a commitment of a minimum of 5 years. We offer an attractive pay and benefits package including health insurance, bonuses, profit sharing, 401(k) and more.

Small Jobs Are My Speciality


Health Benefits and 401k Available. Stop in or call Jim Drouin Alvin J Coleman & Son, Inc. Rt. 16, Conway, NH 603-447-5936

E-mail your resume and your salary requirements to: Or mail it to: 155 Littlefield Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401 Attn: Peter Daigle


Fast, Reliable Master Electrician. No Job Too small, Lowest Rates, Top Quality. Mail me an insured competitors residential proposal & Ill beat it! Call 520-7167.

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc. is actively seeking a qualified and experienced mechanic to perform repair and preventative maintenance on a fleet of heavy trucks and equipment. Position is full time, year round, and available today.


DESROCHERS Burner Service Meredith, NH (603) 677-2666. Oil Heat Tune-ups, Repairs, Installations Emergency service. Free Estimates.



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Duo to perform on harp and flute in Holy Trinity marks Catholic Schools Week recital at Plymouth State University with celebration & community service PLYMOUTH — Flutist Aubrie Dionne and harpist Piper RunnionBareford will join musical forces for a recital of Mozart’s concerto in C Major and works by Faure and Debussy at Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6. Dionne has served as adjunct faculty at Plymouth State University since 2001. She also teaches at the Manchester Piper Runnion-Bareford on harp and Aubrie Dionne on flute will Community Music School perform works by Mozart, Faure, and Debussy at the Silver Center and is the founder of The for the Arts on Sunday, February 6. (Courtesy photo) Alura Ensemble. She holds a Bachelor harp performance from the Royal Colof Music degree in flute performance lege of Music in London and the Curtis from the University of New Hampshire Institute of Music. She has been prinand has studied at the graduate level cipal harpist with the New Hampshire at the Longy School of Music in CamPhilharmonic Orchestra and numerous bridge, MA. She is an active performer, orchestras in New England. teacher, conductor and adjudicator in Free tickets for the recital are availthe New England Region. able by calling 535-ARTS (2787) or Runnion-Bareford holds a degree in (800) 779-3869.

Annual Sanbornton Resident Open House hosted by Steele Hill Resorts on Sunday

SANBORNTON — Steele Hill Resorts will host its Annual Sanbornton Resident Open House fro noon — 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 6. All residents from the Town are invited to the Resort to enjoy the ambiance, the


TAX PREPARATION Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail

pool, appetizers, and entertainment. “It’s a great way for the community to come together each winter for a little fun,” said Steele Hill President Bill Cutillo. Residents may R.S.V.P. to the event by calling 524-0500.



THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Roof Shoveling, Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall repairs. 455-6296.

2001 Ski-Doo MXZ500. Yellow/Black, reverse, pics, like new, 2,450 miles. $2,195. 875-0363

Classifieds Sell

Call 737-2020 to place ad

LACONIA — Holy Trinity School has joined Catholic elementary schools across New Hampshire and the nation in recognition of Catholic Schools Week, a celebration of faith, learning, and service. With the diocesan-wide theme of “Unlock the Treasure of NH Catholic Schools,” Catholic Schools Week is an opportunity for educators and students to demonstrate the Catholic school experience as one that fosters

Sweet, silly or sentimental, Love Lines are the perfect way to tell the people you care about exactly how you feel. To send a Love Line, simply fill out this entry form and submit it, along with payment, to the Laconia Daily Sun by Thursday, February 10, 2011 at noon. All Love Lines will be published in full color in the newspaper on Saturday, February 12, 2011. And can also be viewed online at

a deeper awareness of faith, academic and personal achievement, and responsibility for self and others. Thursday February 3 is Career Day in Holy Trinity, offering students the opportunity to meet community members and hear about their professional positions. Throughout the week, Holy Trinity students will participate in community service projects around Laconia.

(Don’t forget to tell us who your message is to, and who it is from!) You may also email your ad information to: Subject: Valentines Day Ad or fax to: 527-0056. Please include your phone number and first and last name in case we have a question about your ad.

Choose your ad size from the chart below: Name:

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As it appears on your credit card

Mailing Address: State: Zip: Town: Please enclose a check with this order form made out to Laconia Daily Sun and mail to: 65 Water Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or include your MC or Visa credit card info on this form: MINIMUM OF $10 FOR CREDIT CARDS. Credit Card #: Signature: X

Dear Christine, Life with you couldn’t be any sweeter. With all my love Drake

Exp: 3 digit Security Code #

Joe, Happy First Valentine’s Together! I Love You! - Kim

2x1 = $14.50

1x1 = $7.25

George & Nancy, We are so greatful for everything you’ve done for us. Thank you for being there when we needed you. Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Pam & Rick

2x1.5 = $21.75 Please note:

These ads are samples only. Artwork for actual ads may vary and will be left to our designer’s discretion (unless otherwise specified).

To Pooh Bear,

I love you with all my heart! Thank you for being in my life. ~Love, Hunny

Violet, We’ve had our ups and downs,but our friendship has stood the test of time. Thank you for always being there for us Bob & Mary

1x2 = $14.50

1x1.5 Color = $11 2x2 = $29

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