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Dow ends above 14k for first time since 2007

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow closed above 14,000 on Friday for the first time in more than five years. It was just a number on a board, but it was enough to raise the hopes of some investors and cause others concern about an overheated market. And it brought reminders of a different era, back before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. The Dow Jones industrial average, a stock market index that is traditionally considered a benchmark for how the entire market is faring, had been rising fairly steadily for about a month. On Friday, strong auto sales and optimism about U.S. job growth pushed it over the mark. The Dow is now just 155 points away from its record close. “There’s a newfound enthusiasm for the equity market,” said Jim Russell, regional investment director at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Minneapolis. But market watchers were divided over what the Dow milestone — or even what a potential new all-time high — see STOCKS page 13

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Obama offers faith compromise on birth control insurance WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a wave of lawsuits over what government can tell religious groups to do, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise for faith-based nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans. Some of the lawsuits appear headed for the Supreme Court, threatening another divisive legal battle over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, which requires most employers to cover birth control free of charge to female workers

as a preventive service. The law exempted churches and other houses of worship, but religious charities, universities, hospitals and even some for-profit businesses have objected. The government’s new offer, in a proposed regulation, has two parts. Administration officials said it would more simply define the religious organizations that are exempt from the requirement altogether. For example, a mosque whose food pantry serves the whole community would not have to comply.

For other religious employers, the proposal attempts to create a buffer between them and contraception coverage. Female employees would still have free access through insurers or a third party, but the employer would not have to arrange for the coverage or pay for it. Insurers would be reimbursed for any costs by a credit against fees owed the government. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the plan would satisfy the objections of Roman Catholic charities and other faith-affiliated see BIRTH CONTROL page 11

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A blast that collapsed the lower floors of a building in the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, crushing at least 33 people beneath tons of rubble and injuring 121, is being looked at as an accident although all lines of investigation remain open, the head of Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday. As hundreds of emergency workers dug through the rubble, the company’s worst disaster in a decade was fueling debate

about the state of Pemex, a vital source of government revenue that is suffering from decades of underinvestment and has been hit by a recent series of accidents that have tarnished its otherwise improving safety record. Until now, virtually all the accidents had hit its petroleum infrastructure, not its office buildings. “It seems like, from what one can observe, from what the experts are seeing, that it

was an accident”,’’ Pemex Director-General Emilio Lozoya told the Televisa network. “However no line of investigation will be discounted.” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has pledged to open the oil behemoth to more private and foreign investment, setting off warnings among leftists about the privatization of an enterprise seen as one of the pillars of the Mexican state. Pena Nieto see MEXICO page 10

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Carroll forced out as head of Local Government Center

CONCORD (AP) — The longtime executive director of New Hampshire’s Local Government Center is stepping down and a familiar face is taking her place. The LGC’s board announced Friday that Maura Carroll would be replaced temporarily by George Bald who recently joined Cate Street Capital in Portsmouth. Before that, Bald was commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development. Board Chair Tom Enright said the board decided the organization needed fresh leadership. The LGC is an umbrella organization overseeing a health care trust, a workers’ compensation trust, a liability and property trust and the New Hampshire Municipal Association. The LGC provides services to New Hampshire communities.

EMS laying off 110 workers in Peterborough center

PETERBOROUGH (AP) — Eastern Mountain Sports in Peterborough, N.H., is laying off more than 100 employees. EMS says that it’s shutting down its distribution and back office support functions in Peterborough. The company said distribution will move and be consolidated with Bob’s Store’s in Meriden, Conn. Town Administrator Pam Brenner told WMURTV (http://bit.ly/Uav7t6 ) the impact will be tremendous on the town’s economy and spirit. She said state agencies are working to contact laid-off workers to help them find new jobs.

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Scott Brown won’t seek Kerry’s Senate seat BOSTON (AP) — Former Sen. Scott Brown said Friday he would not run in a special Senate election in Massachusetts, dealing a setback to Republican hopes of winning the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. Brown, who electrified his party with an upset win in a 2010 special election but lost his re-election bid in November, ended weeks of intense speculation about his future with a written statement announcing his decision. “I was not at all certain that a third Senate campaign in less than four years, and the prospect of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left, was really the best way for me to continue in public service at this time,” he said. “And I know it’s not the only way for me to advance the ideals and causes that matter most to me.” GOP officials in Washington and Massachusetts widely considered Brown the strongest possible Republican candidate in a state that traditionally favors Democrats.

With Brown out of the running, potential Republican candidates include former Gov. William Weld, former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, state Rep. Daniel Winslow and former state Sen. Richard Tisei. Brown won the special election for longtime Sen. Edward Kennedy’s seat following his death, but lost a bruising re-election battle last year to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The Republican remained popular among Massachusetts voters, still had a statewide political organization and demonstrated an ability to raise tens of millions in campaign donations. Democrats already have two congressmen in the race to replace Kerry, who resigned his seat and was sworn in Friday as secretary of state: U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch will face off in an April 30 primary. Brown said his instinct was to run: “Over these past few weeks I have given serious thought about the possibility of running again, as events have created another vacancy requiring another special see BROWN page 24

Retired Cardinal Mahony defends legacy on his blog LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony defended his tattered legacy Friday in a sharply worded letter to his successor, one day after Archbishop Jose Gomez stripped him of his administrative duties and bowed to a court order to release thousands of pages of confidential files on sexually abusive priests. In a letter posted on his personal blog, Mahony challenged Gomez for publicly shaming him and said he developed policies to safeguard children after taking over in 1985, despite being unequipped to deal with the molester priests he inherited. Mahony had apologized two weeks ago after another release of similar files showed he and other top aides worked behind the scenes to protect the church from the growing scandal, keep offending

clerics out of state and prevent public disclosure of sex crimes committed by priests. Gomez was well aware when he took over in 2011 of the steps Mahony had taken to develop better clergy sex abuse policies and never questioned his leadership until Thursday, Mahony wrote. “Unfortunately, I cannot return now to the 1980s and reverse actions and decisions made then. But when I retired as the active archbishop, I handed over to you an archdiocese that was second to none in protecting children and youth,” Mahony wrote. The letter was remarkable because it revealed infighting between two highly placed church leaders when members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy rarely break ranks publicly, said the Rev. Thomas see CARDINAL page 7

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Jamie gets punished If you are sensitive to stories of human suffering and economic hardship, let me warn you that the following report contains material that could be upsetting, so discretion is advised. It’s about a fellow named Jamie. He lives in New York City, and he has recently had a very rough go with a large financial institution. Such behemoths can be heartless, so as you can imagine, it’s tough to stand up to them. The giant in this case is JPMorgan Chase, Wall Street’s biggest bank, and it went after poor Jamie Dimon hard. In the end, the bank took more than half his income. It was a bitterly painful experience, but thanks to the indomitable human spirit, Jamie’s story has turned from sad to uplifting! Yes, he was down, but not out. Luckily, he had something big going for him in this fight: JPMorgan is his bank. I don’t mean he banks there; he’s the CEO. On Jan. 16, it was announced that JPMorgan’s board of directors had docked his pay, awarding him some $12 million less this year than he was given a year ago. Ouch! But there’s no need to cry for Jamie. He still is hauling home $11.5 million. Yet Wall Streeters are all atwitter about the haughty CEO getting his comeuppance (though I guess getting his pay cut in half would more properly be termed a “come-downance”). He certainly did have a very bad year in 2012. He presided over a stunning $6.2 billion loss by the bank’s chief investment office, due to finagling or incompetence, or both — federal authorities are still investigating. But the high-rolling denizens of Wall Street were shocked by the level of punishment meted out by the bank’s board, widely condemning it as harsh. However, Dimon himself merely said of the board’s action: “I respect their decision.” Of course he does! He walked away with his job intact, an $11.5-million wad in his pocket and a sly grin on his face. Many investors and bank regulators (not to mention us commoners) don’t consider that level of “punishment” to be much of a deterrent to the kind of executive narcissism and too-big-too-fail carelessness that characterizes today’s Wall Street elite. JPMorgan’s board told regulators it didn’t consider canning the chief because he had “accepted responsibility” for the management failures that led to the shocking losses. Wow! He cost the bank’s investors six big ones, but by saying, in effect, “my bad,” his bungling still is rewarded with an outsized paycheck. And, get this, $10 million of the $11.5 million he got was awarded to him as a bonus!

What a wonderful morality tale this is for America’s children. If you make a mess of something, boys and girls, just tell your parents to give you the Jamie Dimon punishment. Incredibly, the bank’s 12 board members are now actually puffing out their chests and celebrating themselves as a bold governing body. The unanimous vote to slash Dimon’s pay, they say, shows that — by gollies — we’re an effective, take-charge watchdog, keeping the top management of the nation’s biggest bank in check. That they can even say something so absurd speaks volumes about the laissezfaire myth that the corporations don’t need government regulation, since they have private boards to oversee them. Perhaps you’re asking yourself: “Who are these toothless watchdogs?” Well, Dimon, himself, is one of them (it’s always useful to be a member of the board that oversees you — and nearly all big corporations allow their CEOs to serve as directors). Most of the other 11 members of Dimon’s board are multimillionaires who are current or former top executives of such corporate powers as Boeing, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson and NBC. Fellow corporatists are eagerly sought out by CEOs to serve on their corporate boards because they’re trusted members of “The Top Suite Club.” They identify with one of their own and share the top dog’s sense of entitlement, so they are predisposed to lavish lots and lots of the shareholders cash on The Boss. Lee Raymond, the former CEO of Exxon, is one of JPMorgan’s most influential directors. He heads the compensation committee of the board and was in charge of giving Dimon his “haircut.” But Raymond is congenitally soft on CEO pay, because he was a spectacularly paid chieftain whose grasp of compensation propriety has no connection to the real world. In his 13 years at the helm of the oil giant, he pocketed a total of $686 million in pay. That’s $144,000 a day! Plus a car. Then he got a retirement package worth another $400 million. “Corporate governance” is a joke, but it’s not at all funny. By pampering top executives, these brotherin-law boards are dangerously exacerbating income inequality in America. The joke’s on us. (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including “There’s Nothing In the Middle of Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos” and his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)

LETTERS No magic bullet for solving this emergency, but we must try To the editor, “I finally bought a gun the other day! Yesterday bought a lot of ammo! Beware liberals and zombies!” So went a recent Facebook post by a friend I’d known some years ago in South Korea where both he and I taught English. Not once during the time that I knew him did he ever talk about politics or guns. Now that I’ve returned to America, this is the guy I used to know as Big Chris from Oklahoma who liked to lift weights, teach and enjoy traditional Korean liquor. “What’s happened?” I thought as I added his pro-gun stance to all the other rhetoric I’ve come across since the gun debate took central stage following the Newtown, Conn. shooting. He’d bought a gun and ammo like the many other Americans who are flocking to gun shows and shops these days, buying up all they can before the guns supposedly get taken away by new legislation (or whatever nefarious measures the “government” implements to deprive people of firearms). It’s so insane that a guy I know who’s getting ready to open a local gun shop can’t even get the necessary supplies because the industry can’t make them fast enough. One gun industry trade group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, reported that there were more than 2.2 million background checks in December, an increase of more than 58 percent from 2011. As someone who grew up in New Hampshire then moved abroad after college, I’m confounded by the gun culture here. The arguments for allout gun proliferation and ownership come across as nonsensical and sophomoric much of the time. Just in this paper over the last few weeks I’ve read numerous fear mongers warning of the downfall of the country or referencing the Constitution or some historical figure who demanded we all have guns (more than 200 years ago). And, as always, there are the slippery slope fallacies that claim any regulation will lead to a complete disintegration of the Second Amendment. I sit and wonder what the Founding Fathers or Patrick Henry or Abe Lincoln would think of an AR-15, of high-capacity magazines, of armorpiercing bullets, of these gun circusshows where people need dollies to get

all their ammo to the car. What would they think of an ad that says, “This awesome round houses enough power to penetrate the thickest car doors, commercial steel doors and most objects up to 1/4’’ steel plate”? Would they reject and ridicule attempts to limit the extent of weapons and ammunition available? Would they condemn the current administration’s moves to reign in what, at least in my opinion, has gone beyond any rational or Constitutional “right” to keep and bear arms? How far can it go? According to the National Institute of Justice, as of 2009, Americans owned 310 million guns. That’s roughly one per-person. Furthermore, a 2011 Gallup poll showed that 47 percent had at least one gun in their home. Not surprisingly, U.S. has the world’s highest per capita gun ownership rate — Yemen is second, at less than half America’s. And after this current frenzy of purchases those dizzying numbers are sure to grow (if we even know who has all the guns). But many gun control opponents have a knee-jerk reaction to anything —anything— that would impose any more regulations on guns. This obstinate attitude baffles me and flies in the face of mindfulness and prudence. No citizen needs a Bushmaster assault rifle with a 30-bullet clip. Nobody. No one should be able to buy a gun without a background check — these gun shows need to face serious universal background check regulations. And, in my opinion, there should be a national gun buyback, similar to what Australia implemented in 1996 after a series of shooting sprees, which called for the return of specific assault rifles. Seems to me that the gun companies who are currently raking in money should help support such a buyback, along with the NRA lobby which could reallocate congressional money to the buyback. Moreover, the research, rumination and discussions must continue. There is no magic bullet to solve this national emergency yet that is no excuse for not trying. As President Obama said on Jan. 16, “Because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence comsee next page


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LETTERS Desire for secrecy is behind actions of Belknap Commissioners To the editor, Recent Letters to the Editor show a substantial amount of misinformation. For example, one writer (Friday, Jan. 25 - Andrew Sanborn) is unaware that it is necessary that the powers of government are split three ways, Legislative, Executive and Judicial. The split in governmental powers is necessary because there are examples of the adage, that power corrupts. Therefore in American government, not only are governmental powers split, it is vitally important the splits be maintained. Secondly the fears that Andrew Sanborn lists about the legislative trampling on the executive do not exist. Under the three way split of government, the job of the executive at all three levels of government is to do as they are told, and in every case it is the Legislative Branch that tells the Executive Branch “what to do:” Even the job of our Chief Executive, the President of the United States — his job is to do as he is told by the Legislative Branch, the Congress. Another writer, Dorothy Piquado (also in the Friday Jan. 25 Daily Sun) is unaware that the County Convention is on immediate call by the County Commissioners (RSA 24:14-a) to make supplemental changes in the budget at the request of the County Commissioners, in a public meeting to which the public has been invited. At the county level; the County Convention is required by law to pass a line-item budget. Without their line item okay, no money can be spent

at the county level. Should changes become necessary the County Convention is immediately and easily available to act on the changes such as might be requested by the County Commissioners; but every meeting of the County Convention must be advertised some days in advance of the time it is held, and the public is kept informed of all the actions that the County Delegation did take at any of their meetings. However, while every meeting of the County Convention is required by law to be public, not so-with the County Commissioners. I do not recall ever having seen any newspaper ads that state the date or the agenda , or that the public is invited to attend, the next meeting of the County Commissioners. Secrecy therefore seems to be the reason; for the County Commissioners to demand to be able to transfer money from one account to another without involving the County Convention. Secrecy in government, secrecy in government in and of itself, secrecy is wrong. In my opinion, the current crop of County Commissioners demand, to have the personal power to be able to transfer county money, in secret, from one part of the approved county budget, to something not approved, and without holding a fully advertised public hearing (as it would be, if done through the easily accessible, and readily available County Convention). Secrecy in handling county money is wrong. Robert Kingsbury Laconia

Please don’t try to get by by fixing up really old snow machines To the editor, Last year on January 22, 2012 Robert “Bobbo” Horn was the first one killed in a snowmobile accident in the state of New Hampshire. There is a message that Bobby would have told all you snowmobilers if he could. Working on an old sled, making due with old parts and rigging it to get it to run is not worth it because anything can go wrong. There are a lot of riders out there that are making due because of the economy is bad; they have to get by with what they have and are unable to afford the right expensive parts

and professional costs to fix them correctly. Even though Bobby was a boat motor, dirt bike and jeep mechanic, his mistake was getting by. As much as he knew, and after replacing all the fuel lines, the carburetor cable stuck wide open on the carburetor end, not at the fuel handle and cost him his life — unexpectedly and within a second. The lesson is, don’t get by fixing up really old machines because you can never do enough to them to be safe. A mistake like that can cost you your life on any vehicle. Kerren Horne Laconia

from preceding page pletely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is

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To the editor, One would think that the civil Rights Reform of the 60s eliminated most of the discrimination against blacks and minorities. One would be wrong in thinking so. Michelle Alexander’s new book “The New Jim Crow” makes an impressive case showing how the U.S. criminal justice system uses the so called “War on Drugs” to continue the use of new and old forms of discrimination. In 1973, the National Advisory Commission on criminal justice standards and goals of the justice department stated that there is overwhelming evidence that prisons and jails create crime rather than prevent it and recommended no further construction of adult facilities. Of course the U.S. went in the exact opposite direction as they embarked on an “unprecedented in human history expansion of its prison system”. As with guns, one only has to follow the money. Fortune 500 companies (too numerous to mention here) are invested in “prison labor”. The potential profit of the prison labor boom has encouraged U.S. corporate society to move their production forces into American prisons — and why not? The lowest prison wage is .17 an hour! This is a nifty profit since these companies turn around and sell their products to the U.S. government — i.e. the taxpayers — at premium prices. The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of the world’s prisons. According to the ACLU, the U.S. imprisons more people per capita than any nation in the world — including Russia, China and Iran. Enter private prisons for profit. A system outlawed in Israel in 2009 because these prisons for

profit severely violated the prisoners’ basic human rights. Again, Michelle Alexander: “The majority of young black men are ‘warehoused in prisons’ because their labor is no longer needed in today’s globalized economy. Labeled as ‘felons’ they are permanently trapped as second class citizens.” Dead center in all this profit making is the Correction Corporation of America (CCA). They along with the GEO, another for profit prison company, get 40 percent of their revenue from federal source — namely we the taxpayers. The CCA has reached out to 48 states as part of a $250-million plan to own existing prisons and manage their operations. In return CCA wants a 20 year contract and assurances that the state will keep the prisons at least 90 percent full. The CCA is also a major player in the conservative organization known as ALEX, the American Legislative Exchange Council. One has to wonder why these conservative groups want to privatize industries such as defense, schools, prisons and hand them over to their largest donors? Oh, I think I just answered my own question. Immigration convictions in record numbers are fueling corporate profits. Private prisons spend $45 million on lobbying and rake in 5 billion for immigrant detention alone. The prison industrial complex is alive and well and we’re all paying for it. In the words of an astute observer on the national scene: “Every prison we build becomes a lasting monument to greed and fear and political cowardice that is now prevalent in this society”. George Maloof Plymouth

Belmont pressured McDonoughs into selling their building at a loss To the editor, We are writing in response to the front page article about Bill and Carolyn McDonough and the Town of Belmont. My family and my relatives have lived in the Lakes Region for more than 100 years. Whoever wrote the article should be ashamed of themselves. The article was twisted so as to insult and criticize the McDonoughs. They ran multiple local restaurants and always treated people fairly. Bill McDonough is over 80 years old and never seeks to file lawsuits. He and his family have been generous and kind and big supporters of the Lakes Region community. They always sought to avoid expensive legal proceedings. In this situation, it is the Town of Belmont that is in the wrong. The McDonoughs purchased a property on the town “green” and the town began to notify tenants and costumers that they were moving the road and changing the location of the road and the parking. Many tenants would not want the location if they did not have the road frontage, location, and parking. Obviously, as owners, the town plans damaged the McDonoughs, they repeatedly sought to resolve it directly with the town and just got the run-around. Indeed, we understand the town

is the one that involved lawyers long before the McDonough’s did. Town lawyers started pressuring the McDonough’s to “cave in”. After having a vacant building for years because of all this mess, the McDonoughs finally sold to the town, at a reduced price, far below the price it was worth, and listed in your article ($300,000). These folks are retired and this building was critical to their retirement. Only after numerous efforts to settle it cooperatively did they resort to lawsuit, and now the town is stonewalling and apparently leaking false information of the press. It would have been nice if your paper connected both sides to get the straight story. Let’s give the locals a break and sympathize with them when the town damages them, not tarnish them with inaccurate and misleading reporting. Andy Pannagio Alexandria (Editor’s note: The article Mr. Pannaglo was published on Dec. 21, 2012. In it, reporter Gail Ober noted that town voters authorized selectmen to pay no more than $250,000 for the property. The $300,000 number was noted in reference to a 2008 warrant article regarding the same building that was defeated.)


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As expected, Jon Pike running for another term

LHS Music Department hosting Barbershop Festival this afternoon The Laconia High School Music Department is hosting an Invitational Barbershop Festival on Saturday at the school auditorium at 4 p.m. Here, students rehearse one of their numbers. Barbershop groups Kitchen Sinc and Rewind will perform at the festival, along with a number of students from area high schools. Tickets are priced at $5 and may be purchased at the door. (Courtsy photo)

No one signed up to replace her so Dawson running again TILTON — After some hesitation Katherine Dawson decided to seek re-election to what would be her fifth consecutive three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. “I hesitated,” Dawson said yesterday, “for totally selfish reasons. I wanted more time just to be a farmer.” She said that her four colleagues on the board are all intelligent, diligent selectmen, who do their homework. “They don’t need me,” she

remarked. However, when no other candidates stepped forward and her fellow selectmen urged her to return, Dawson filed for re-election. She serves on the Budget Committee and Parks Commission, acts as part-time health officer and when necessary represents the Selectboard before the Legislature in Concord. She will run unopposed. — Michael Kitch

SEALITE from page one Sealite USA, was formed in November 2010 when Sealite Pty, Ltd., a manufacturer of marine and aviation navigation aids headquartered in Somerville, Victoria, Austrialia, acquired Watermark Navigation Systems of Gilford, which had distributed its products for some 15 years. In February 2012, Sealite USA acquired a three-acre property at 172 Lily Pond Road, Gilford that serves as its office and

warehouse complex. Mark Goodwin, general manager of Sealite USA, said yesterday that the company is growing quickly and will use the building as both a manufacturing and warehousing facility. He said that Sealite also acquired a right of first refusal on the adjacent lot on Business Park Drive. “We are expanding and will be creating some jobs,” he said, adding that the future of the facility in Gilford remains to be decided.

CITY OF LACONIA BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES The following Boards and Commissions either have current vacancies or terms of current members will be expiring and up for renewal at the end of March 2013: Board of Assessors Planning Board (Ex-Officio Members) Highway Safety Committee Putnam Fund Trustees of the Trust Fund Library Trustees Parks & Recreation Commission If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please contact the City Manager’s office at 527-1270 (or by e-mail at brownn@city.laconia.nh.us) for further information or to request an application. Applicants must be residents of Laconia. Service on more than one Board or Commission is acceptable as long as it is a non-conflicting Board. The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, February 7, 2013.

BELMONT — Incumbent Selectman Jon Pike will run for a third term. He is challenged by George Condodemetraky. The annual filing period for town offices closed yesterday and there are also five candidates for the two 3-year positions available on the Planning Board. Incumbent Ward Peterson is running again while incumbent Christine Long is not. Michael Leclair, Ed Hawkins, Johnathon Anstey, and Recardo L. Segalini Jr. are the other four candidate. Marshall Ford is facing Ed Hawkins for a 3-year seat on the Zoning Board. Ford is also running against John Froumy for the 2-year seat on the Zoning Board. Froumy and Hawkins are incumbents and Ford is an alternate. Diana Johnson and Sheila Sullivan are opposing each other for one 3-year term as library trustee. Incumbent David Morse is not seeking reelection. Brenda Pauquette is running unopposed for a 6-year term as supervisor of the checklist; Herman Martin is running unopposed for a 1-year seat on the Budget Committee; Cynthia DeRoy is running unopposed for a 3-year terms as Town Clerk-Tax Collector; Nikki Wheeler is running unopposed for the 3-year term are Town Treasurer; Diane Marden is running unopposed for a 3-year seat a Cemetery Trustee; and Gregg MacPhearson is running for one 3-year term as Trustee of the Trust Fund. The four incumbents on the Budget Committee — Kenneth Ellis, Ronald Mitchell, Albert Akerstrom and Tracey Leclair — are all running again for 3-year seats. — Gail Ober CARDINAL from page 3 Doyle, a canon lawyer who worked for the Vatican’s Washington, D.C., embassy. “It is so rare because they stick together like glue,” he said. “The fact that Gomez said what he said, this had to have been cleared by the Vatican, they had to have discussed this with the Vatican. Mahony took the fall.” Gomez declined an interview request from The Associated Press. The exchange also indicates the stress Mahony is under following several weeks of damaging disclosures of priest personnel files that reveal he and a top aide, Thomas Curry, who is now a bishop, see next page

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Clark draws 2 challengers for seat on T-N Fire Board TILTON-NORTHFIELD — The controversy that brought Fire Chief Brad Ober to the brink of dismissal for failing to meet a residency requirement has left his principal antagonist, Commissioner Pat Clark, facing a challenge for re-election to the Tilton-Northfield Fire Commission in March. Eric Pyra and Jane Alden, both members of the Tilton Budget Committee, have entered the race to unseat Clark, who defeated Kevin Waldron of Northfield in a contentious election in 2010 to win his seat on the commission. By insisting that Ober establish residency within the district by January 2 or face termination, Clark aroused the ire of the Tilton selectmen. The crisis was averted when Ober rented an apartment in Tilton on the eve of the deadline. — Michael Kitch

2 former selectmen running for 1 open seat in Gilmanton Owners Charlie & Jane Gove and Jack Gothage in the new Second Feature Antique store in downtown Laconia. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/ Adam Drapcho)

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LACONIA — Jane Gove’s interest in antiques began several decades ago, when she and her husband purchased a home in Gilmanton. When doing some spring yard work, she noticed a small, glass bottle by the stone wall in her yard. Underneath that bottle was another bottle, and another — she had stumbled upon the corner of the property that had served as the family trash dump of centuries past. “That was it for me,” she said. Stumbling across a long-discarded object — the bottles once held insulin, her research revealed — began what would turn into a lasting fascination with antiques. That fascination led her and her husband Charlie to begin collecting, then to sell some of their surplus collection as a vendor in an antique store in Gilmanton, and then opening up their own antique store, in partnership with another couple, Jack and Diane Gothage, on Main Street in downtown Laconia. Second Feature Antiques is located at 611 Main Street, in one of the storefronts of the old Colonial Theater building. For the Goves, who recalls coming to downtown Laconia for shopping and entertainment, setting up on Main Street has a nostalgic charm. “It’s kind of like coming home,” said Jane. However, there’s more than sentimentality to their business decision. Within the same block are the Vintage Empo-

rium, and antique center, and the massive Laconia Antique Center. For the antique industry, having similar shops nearby is a good thing. “The more, the better,” said Jack. If there’s several antique stores in a concentrated area, he said, shoppers will make Laconia a destination. “It’s one stop shopping,” he said. “If we have things all in one area, it’s nice. You can save your gas money.” The proprietors were hoping to get their business open prior to the holidays and were disappointed when delays pushed their opening to January, typically considered a slow month for many businesses. However, their business was busy from the opening, even during a week that saw temperatures barely rising above zero. “We’re pretty impressed,” Jack said about Laconia’s downtown. “There’s plenty of people here, it’s hard to find a (parking) space.” The foot traffic has translated into sales, too. They find that some buyers are motivated by nostalgia, seeing something that reminds them of their childhood or something that a relative had many decades ago. They’ve also had customers too young to be nostalgic for the items they purchased. Second Feature Antiques includes a lot of furniture in its inventory, and Charlie said customers in their 20s and 30s recognize a value in antique furniture that is hard to find in products made in the age of computers see ANTIQUES page 10

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MEXICO from page 2 has provided few details of the reform he will propose but denies any plan to privatize Pemex. In a debate on MVS Radio about Pemex Friday morning, Juan Bueno Torio, a congressman from the conservative National Action Party, said Pemex should be granted more budgetary independence as part of the reform, allowing it to better address infrastructure problems that he said have been neglected under government control. “There are always maintenance problems,” he said. Manuel Bartlett, a senator from the leftist Workers’ Party, shot back that Pena Nieto “has been touring the world inviting investors and foreigners to invest in Pemex.” “Privatizing Pemex is taking away the control of the Mexican state and transferring it to private hands,” he said. ANTIQUES from page 8 robots. “A lot of antiques are better made than modern furniture.” The furniture at Second Feature is described as “primitive” or “industrial,” in that it was made with more interest in functionality than ornate design. The store’s specific niche within that category is acquiring antique furniture that is dilapidated or in disrepair and either refurbishing the items or breaking them down and re-purposing the materials in a new way. Jack and Charlie work as a team on such projects and enjoy the creative challenge it presents. Other items found in the store include toys, golf clubs and dolls. “We try to have a little bit of everything.” If there’s anything that ties all of their inventory together, it’s that the items piqued the proprietors’ fancy. After all, antique collectors who have too much stuff then open up a shop, and need to hunt even more for items to keep the store stocked. And that’s fine by them. “Once the bug has bitten you, you do not stop,” Jane said about antiquing. “It really is an addiction,” added Jack. “You have to like doing this. You’re not getting rich, but you’re having a


Discovery of .357 at issue as gun theft trial opens Mon. By Gail OBer

LACONIA — With the trial for one of three local men charged in connection to the theft of seven handguns from a Gilford man looming, the state has decided not to prosecute him for receiving stolen property — a .357 handgun. Justin Franquie, 20, whose last known address was 12 Winter St. in Laconia, was indicted for accomplice to theft and falsifying physical evidence for allegedly burying the safe from which the hand guns were stolen in a fire pit at the home of a Gilford man. Jury selection for Franquie is scheduled for Monday morning in Belknap County Superior Court. Ryan Tuttle, 22, of 23 Saltmarsh Pond Road in Gilford was indicted by the same Belknap County grand jury for one felony count of falsifying physical evidence and one misdemeanor count of being an accomplice to theft. Andrew Soboleski, 20 of 107 High Street was indicted for seven counts of theft for allegedly taking the seven handguns from his grandfather’s safe, one count of theft for taking the safe, and one count of burglary. The cases against Tuttle and Soboleski are ongoing. According to police affidavits submitted by Belmont Police and a motion to suppress the evidence filed by Franquie lawyer, David Bownes, officers were notified by a caller on September 22, 2011 that Franquie was threatening people inside a home at 33 Northbrook Road in Belmont with a .357 handgun. When police arrived, they announced themselves and ordered everyone in the house to come out with

their hands up. Franquie was one of those who exited the home. All four people who came from the home said no one else was inside. All denied knowledge of a firearm. To make sure the house was clear and for what they said was the safety of everyone, a Belmont officer entered the home and did a visual search. He saw a two tinfoil bowls with burnt residue in them in plain sight on a table in the bedroom. The officer left the home and requested a search warrant that included looking for drugs and paraphernalia in one attachment and a firearm in the other attachment. The search warrant was granted. Police found the .357 handgun in the trailer and the victim said last week that he was called to the home in Belmont and had identified it as his. In his motion to suppress the handgun as evidence, Bownes argued that when the Belmont Police entered the home the first time, there were no exigent circumstances or probable cause to violate the expectation of privacy. The Belknap County Attorney argued that because the caller to the Belmont Police was so specific about his description of the gun, that because drug residue was found and judge allowed the second search, the court should rule in favor of keeping the gun in evidence. On Wednesday, in what was scheduled to be a hearing on the motion to suppress the gun, the prosecution said they were going to drop the charge against Franquie for receiving stolen property. The victim said that the .357 is the only gun recovered so far.

BIRTH CONTROL from page 2 nonprofits nationwide challenging the requirement. Neither the Catholic Health Association, a trade group for hospitals, nor the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had an immediate reaction, saying the regulations were still being studied. But the National Association of Evangelicals, which represents about 40 denominations and works with the administration on immigration and other issues, quickly rejected the rule. It said the change didn’t create enough of a buffer between faith groups and birth control coverage. “The Obama administration should have done the right thing and dropped the contraception mandate, or at least should have exempted all religious organizations,” said Leith Anderson, the association’s president. Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing religious

nonprofits and businesses in lawsuits, said many of his clients will still have serious concerns. “This is a moral decision for them,” Duncan said. “Why doesn’t the government just exempt them?” Some women’s advocates were pleased. “The important thing for us is that women employees can count on getting insurance that meets their needs, even if they’re working for a religiously affiliated employer,” said Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network. Policy analyst Sarah Lipton-Lubet of the American Civil Liberties Union said the rule appeared to meet the ACLU’s goal of providing “seamless coverage.” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement that the compromise would provide “women across the nation with coverage of recommended preventive care at no cost, while respecting religious concerns.”

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WIND from page one week designed to give members a better understanding of the permit process for building electric generation plants capable of producing 30 megawatts of power or greater. And while the site evaluation process applies to all kinds of electric production, the construction of a 24-turbine wind farm in Groton and the possibility of two more being built in the Newfound Lake area clearly “flavored” the discussion at Tuesday’s meeting, according to Planning Commission Executive Director Kimon Koulet. Koulet said that the issues and concerns raised would be on the agenda for the commission’s executive board when it meets on Feb. 13. He said that it would be up to the executive board to set whatever course the commission follows regarding the wind farm development. But Koulet noted that the continued impetus for development of large-scale wind farms in the Northeast raises questions which deserve to be addressed. He noted that the issue is taking on added relevance because two of the three communities (Alexandria and Danbury) where Spanish wind-power company Iberdrola Renewables wants to build

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291 Union Ave. Laconia, NH 524-9609 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday....................................4:00pm Sunday............8:00am, 9:30am & 5:00pm Confession Tuesday.....................................5:30pm Saturday....................................3:00pm

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We are a Welcoming Congregation Worship Service 10:00am Sunday, February 3 Minister, Andrew Moeller Sermon: “Flow” Nature is filled with examples of things flowing. Embracing this flow helps to understand ourselves in a different way. Join us as Andrew reflects on the spiritual wisdom of flow through the lens of his experiences as a sail-maker, sailor, and ministerial candidate. Wedding Chapel Available

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175 Mechanic St. Lakeport, NH • 603-527-2662

Sunday morning celebration ~ 8:30am & 10:30am Contemporary Worship Sunday School & Nursery • Tuesday night Youth Mid-week Bible studies. Christ Life Center Food Pantry Thurs. 9 am– 12 noon • 524-5895

St. Joseph Church

No Excuses Jeremiah 1: 4-10 8:00am - Early Worship www.laconiaucc.org 9:30am - Family Worship & Church School Elevator access & handicapped parking in driveway

Wherever you may be on life’s journey, you are welcome here! Social Fellowship follows the 9:30 service.

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Gilford March election ballot set

GILFORD — Four residents are vying for three openings on the Budget Committee in the upcoming town election. With incumbent Dale Dormody choosing not to run and incumbent Philip “Pat” LaBonte running for the Board of Fire Engineers, David Horvath Sr. is the only incumbent whose term has expired seeking re-election. The other three candidates are Robert J. Henderson Jr., Jeffrey A. Beane, and Donald H. Pangburn. Incumbent Selectmen Gus Benavides is not opposed for his third term. Peter “Rick” Moses is running for Trustee of the Trust Fund; Michael Marshall and Jennifer McLean are running for the two openings as Library Trustee and there was no candidate for the one opening as Cemetery Trustee. Labonte is being challenged by John “Jack” Lyman for Fire Engineer. Six-term incumbent Phil Brouillard is not seeking reelection. Brouillard said earlier this week he had served as Fire Engineer for 18 years and thought it was a good idea to get some new blood onto the board. from preceding page

closely monitor it’s activity. A spokesperson at the office of Richard C. Bailey, Jr., NH Director of Motor Vehicles said that similar scams have been the subject of concern in New Hampshire for several years and frequently involve people going to the wrong website, which frequently will have a small disclaimer at the bottom of the page that it is not an official government website. In December of 2011 Bailey issued a press release warning of the scams which were being used to obtain personal and credit card information. “We have had a number of reports of drivers in

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STOCKS from page 2 really means. To some, it’s an important booster to hearts and minds, making investors feel optimistic and thus more willing to bet on the market. “The Dow touching 14,000, it matters psychologically,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York. “It attracts smaller investors.” And those investors, until recently, had been shying away from stocks. Since April 2011, investors have pulled more cash out of U.S. stock mutual funds than they’ve put in, according to the Investment Company Institute. In the past three weeks, though, that trend has reversed, which could make January the first month in nearly two years where stock-focused funds had a net inflow. To others, though, Dow 14,000 is nothing but a number, a sign more of how traders feel than of the economy. And it’s not even the best number on the board, some traders say. Professional investors usually pay more heed to the Standard & Poor’s main index, which tracks 500 companies compared to the Dow’s 30. The Dow garners attention, they say, because it’s more familiar to the general public. New Hampshire and other states being duped into providing sensitive information to scam websites. We certainly encourage people to make use of online driver license renewal, but they need to make sure that they are dealing with the real DMV website.” Bailey said people can be tricked into going to a scam website if they do an Internet search for the DMV site. He said the way to avoid that is to enter the exact web address directly: www.nh.gov/dmv. “The authentic web address and a Renewal Identification Number (RIN) needed for online renewal are contained in the letter that drivers receive about six weeks before the expiration of their license,” Bailey said.

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Joe Gordon, managing partner at Gordon Asset Management in North Carolina, wasn’t celebrating Friday. He thinks the gains won’t last. The fact that small investors are finally piling back in the stock market, he said, is not a reason for optimism but a sign that it’s getting overhyped and due to fall. After the Dow hit its all-time record in 2007, it fell almost steadily for the next year and a half. It lost more than half its value before starting to tick back up again. “It is good trivia to talk about on television and the radio,” Gordon said, referring to the 14,000 mark. “It’s meaningless to the average professional.” And for workers still unemployed by the financial crisis, he said, “it really means nothing to them.” If there is dissent over what Dow 14,000 signifies, what’s undeniable is that it’s a rarefied event. Before Friday, the Dow had closed above 14,000 just nine times in its history. The first time was in July 2007; the rest were in October of that year. The last time the Dow closed that mark was Oct. 12, 2007, when it settled at 14,093.08. It had reached its all-time record, 14,164.53, three days before that. For the average investor, that was all back when the stock market still seemed like a party. Housing prices were starting to ebb but hadn’t cratered. Jobs were abundant, with unemployment at 4.7 percent — compared to 7.9 percent now. Lehman Brothers still existed. So did Bear Stearns, Wachovia and Washington Mutual.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church WORSHIP SERVICES AT 8AM & 10:15AM

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Weirs United Methodist Church 35 Tower St., Weirs Beach 366-4490 P.O. Box 5268

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Gilford Community Church 19 Potter Hill Road “In the Village”

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

(Traditional Catholic Latin Rite) The Traditional Latin Rite Mass has been celebrated and revered by the Popes of the Church from time immemorial to POPE JOHN PAUL II who requested that it have “a wide and generous application.” 500 Morrill Street, Gilford 524-9499 Sunday Mass: 7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Mass on Holy Days of Obligation: 7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Confessions: One Hour Before Each Mass Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary each Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Marriages & Baptisms by Appointment

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136 Pleasant St., Laconia • 524-7132

10:30am Sunday Services and Sunday School 7 pm Wednesday Services

All Are Welcome Reading Room Open Mon, Wed, Fri 11am-2pm

First United Methodist Church “Serving the Lakes Region” 18 Wesley Way (Rt. 11A), Gilford ~ 524-3289 Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, Pastor

Communion Sunday www.gilfordcommunitychurch.org Childcare in Amyʼs Room The Reverend Michael C. Graham

1 Corinthians 13 • Luke 4: 21-30

St. Joseph Parish Roman Catholic Church 96 Main St. Belmont, NH • 267-8174

Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 pm Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Reconciliation Saturday, 3:30-4 pm Weekday Masses Mon., Tues., Thurs. - 8am; Wed. 6pm Rev. Paul B. Boudreau Jr., Pastor

9:15AM - Adult Sunday School 10:30AM - Worship & Children’s Faith Quest Sermon - “Love Divine” “Open Hearts, “Open Minds, “Open Doors”

Music Ministry - Wesley Choir Professional Nursery Available

The United Baptist Church 23-35 Park St., Lakeport 524-8775 • Mr. Lloyd Wiley, Pulpit Supply

SERIES: YOUR INCREDIBLE GOD-GIVEN S.H.A.P.E PART 2: GOD MADE US FOR HIS PURPOSE

Josh Stone Psalm 139:1-16, 23-24

Sunday Worship Services 8:45 & 10:30 am

COMMUNION SUNDAY Scripture Text: Ephesians 5: 25-33 and Romans 5: 5-11 Message : “Even though or because” Morning Worship - 10:30am (child care provided)

Evangelical Baptist Church

~ Handicap Accessible & Devices for the Hearing Impaired ~ Food Pantry Hours: Fridays from 10am to 12 noon

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We finished off 2012 with a somewhat lackluster December that produced only 57 residential sales in the Lakes Region communities covered in the report. The average sales price for the month came in at $315,391 with the median price point at an even $200K. This is considerably lower than the total of 73 homes sold December 2011 and not what we were hoping to see. But even with the poor ending 2012 was a pretty good year in terms of the overall activity. Residential home sales increased from 773 sales in 2011 to 915 transactions in 2012 which is a 19 percent increase in total sales! That’s the really good news. The not so great, but not so terrible, news is that for the year 2012 as a whole the average

sales price slipped only a little bit to $302,188 from $306,460 posted in 2011. The median price point also slid from $190,000 to $182,000. This just confirms what we had been seeing all year long. Prices are down some and more lower priced homes are selling then the higher priced ones which also contributes to the lower average. A look at the breakdown of what is selling by price reveals that 55 percent of the sales last year were below the $200,000 mark. That’s up from the 50 percent for that price category on 2011. The total number of sales in the higher price ranges did increase slightly but the actual percentages of the total count in those categories went down compared to 2011. Also, as expected, the chart below shows that the more expensive a home is, the longer it is likely to be on the market. Homes under $100,000 sold in an average of 118 days on the market and those over $400,000 took almost twice as long to sell. When you factor in that many of the higher priced homes have been listed multiple times, the number of days on market is much higher. Still, 27 percent or 245 of the homes that sold went under contract in 30 see next page


Some brotherly harmony returns to Meadowbrook GILFORD — Meadowbrook has announced that the Avett Brothers will be returning to Gilford on Saturday, June 8 with Old Crow Medicine Show as their special guest. Tickets to see the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show are on sale now and range from $30 to $72.25. For tickets, call the Box Office at 603-2934700 or log on to www.Meadowbrook.net. Over the years, the Avett Brothers built up a sizable

following based on their rowdy, infectious stage shows. In concert, the high-flying ensemble tears through tunes with unbridled energy, popping banjo and guitar strings right and left while inciting stomping sing-alongs among audiences that appear to know every word. Old Crow Medicine Show now has four studio albums to its name. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continues to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions.

from preceding page days or less. So homes can be sold relatively quickly if the conditions are right. Are home prices slipping in all communities or are any rebounding? In the peak sales year of 2007, the average price for the homes sold in our 12 communities came in at $398,717. The $302,188 average sales price last year represents a 24 percent drop from that peak. The least affected town seems to be Moultonborough where the average sales price for the year was $616,539 which is only 1.1 percent off the $623,483 average posted in 2007. Moultonborough is one of the six towns in our report that had an increase in the average price over the prior year. Alton’s average jumped from $314,528 in 2011 to $379,050 last year, but is still 30 percent off the 2007 average of $542,151. Obviously, these two communities represent towns with a heavy dose of waterfront sales which have been a little more stable than the residential sector. The four other communities that saw

average price increases in 2012 were Center Harbor, a very slight increase in Gilmanton, New Hampton, and Sanbornton. Even with an increase of $25,000 in the average price in Center Harbor that town is still 52 percent off its peak of $711,083 when there were numerous waterfront sales in that town. While we are not going to get back to 2007 sales levels and prices any time soon (and probably shouldn’t), hopefully, our total sales numbers will continue to increase in 2013, the inventory will stabilize, and prices will stop sliding down this slippery slope we’ve been on. All we need is to have some consumer confidence return to the market and some sign of economic improvement. I’ll get to work on that we should have a pretty good New Year! Please feel free to visit ww.lakesregionhome.com to see more year end data, carts, and graphs. Data was compiled as of 1/22/13 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System. Reports are also available by email. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® at Roche Realty Group and can be reached at 603-677-8420

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LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce announced and voted on the 2013 officers and Board of directors at the annual meeting held on January 17 at The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls in Meredith. The officers and board of directors serve 3 year terms. Joining the 201 Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are: Attorney John Giere of Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, PA; Dr. Scott Kalicki, President of Lakes Region Community College: Kathleen Morin, owner of Mountain View Bookkeeping Services, LLC; Bob Strang, Group Sales Manager with The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls. The Board of Directors returning are: Travis Cole, Re/Max Bayside; Warren Bailey, Comcast Spotlight; Penny Raby, Malone, Dirubbo & Company PC; Lindsay Cota-Robles, Bank of New Hampshire; Prescott Towle, A.W. Frost Agency in Franklin; Bill Quigley, Gunstock Mountain Resort; Christine Harris, Meredith Village Savings Bank; Deb Irwin, Meredith Village Savings Bank; Joel Arsenault, LPL Financial; Denise Sharlow, Franklin Savings Bank; Elaine Blinn, Belknap Point Motel; Gary Adams, Central NH Employment Services; Jay Bolduc, Great NH Restaurants - T-Bones/Cactus Jacks Laconia; Beth see next page

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Casey Walker, 2012 graduate of Laconia High School and 2012 graduate of U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Paris Island celebrated his achievement in reaching the highest rank in Boy Scouts on December 18, 2012. Walker completed his paperwork and leadership project in July but had to wait to return from boot camp before his accomplishment of attaining Eagle Scout Rank could be celebrated. Casey was presented with a number of commendations for his achievement by Troop 68 in Laconia. Representatives from the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foriegn Wars presented their commendations in person while others came in the form of letters and certificates by mail. (Courtesy photo)


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Gilmanton Police Department Chief Joseph Collins receives a new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) from the Gilmanton Police Relief Association President Sergeant Matt Currier. The association received donations from several donors to purchase a new AED for the Police Department. Sergeant Currier purchased the AED in August 2012 for $700. All of the Gilmanton Police officers have been trained in the operation and usage of the AED, and are all CPR certified. Sergeant Currier said that the Police Department and the Fire Department work very close together. Often times at night a Police Officer will arrive on scene before the ambulance in Gilmanton. The association is hoping to eventually purchase an AED for each cruiser. For information on making donations contact Sergeant Matt Currier at 603-267-7401. (Courtesy photo)

Beyonce admits Inauguration pre-recording NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Beyonce answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way could — with another sterling performance of the national anthem. The difference? On Thursday, it was live: She admitted during her Super Bowl news conference that when she performed for President Barack Obama and the nation, she decided to sing to a prerecorded track because she didn’t have time to practice. Calling herself a self-proclaimed “perfectionist,” she said wanted the day to go off without a hitch. “I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra,” she said, adding that she was also emotional that day. “Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with

my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.” It was the superstar’s first public comments on what has become known as “Beyonce-gate.” Her rendition of the anthem at the inauguration was critically praised, but it came under scrutiny less than a day later when a representative from the U.S. Marine Band said Beyonce wasn’t singing live and the band’s accompanying performance was taped. Shortly after, the group backed off its initial statement and said no one could tell if she was singing live or not. With the controversy growing each day, and everyone from politicians to other entertainers weighing in, the inauguration performance threatened to overshadow her planned Super Bowl halftime show. So the 31-year-old, wearing a tight, cream mini-dress, addressed the issue as soon as she took to the podium Thursday.

from preceding page San Soucie, Big Cat Coffees; Allen Voivod, Epiphanies Inc.; Ginger Dubois, NH Employment Security. The elected officers for 2013 include newly elected President – Christine Harris; First Vice Chair – Warren Bailey; Second Vice Chair – Lindsay Cota-Robles; Treasurer – Penny Raby; Secretary – Ginger Dubois. The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, 501c-6 organization. The Lakes Region Chamber is made up of members who make a financial commitment to the Cham-

ber and to the business community. Chamber members work together to improve business in the Lakes Region and the quality of life for residents. Service area covers the towns of Alton, Andover, Belmont, Center Harbor, Franklin, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hill, Holderness, Laconia, Lakeport, Meredith, Moultonborough, Northfield, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Tilton, Weirs Beach and Wolfeboro. For more information about the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, visit www. lakesregionchamber.org or call (603) 524-5531.

PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST VOTER REGISTRATION SESSIONS The Gilford Supervisors of the Checklist will be holding voter registration session as follows: Annual School District Meeting – Deliberative Session Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:30 p.m. Gilford High School Auditorium Annual Town Meeting – Deliberative Session Wednesday, February 6, 2013 6:30 p.m. Gilford High School Auditorium The purpose of these sessions will be to allow same day voter registration for any person who is otherwise eligible to legally vote in the Town of Gilford so they may participate in the Deliberative Sessions of the Annual School District Meeting and Annual Town Meeting.


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By Holiday Mathis end result of all that creativity. Reassure them, and strike a compromise. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll have the opportunity to cleanse yourself of negative feelings and self-doubt. Though you could simply decide to choose a fresh set of thoughts, a physical ritual would be the most powerful way to reset your mind. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As much as you love a good plan, you’ll more likely be swept into the spontaneity of this whirlwind weekend. Mischiefmakers abound, and you may find that you’re one of them. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your interaction with family and friends will have an element of the surreal. Sure, you’d like it all to make sense, but this is definitely more fun. If you keep a diary, today’s page will be a definite highlight. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be tempted to sign up for a class or hire a trainer. Work a little longer on your own, though, and you’ll dip into deeper reserves of creativity and determination. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The work you do for yourself is truly inspired. When you work for someone else, you strive to tap into that same feeling. Giving at that level is what makes you one of the greats. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 2). This month brings emotional rebirth and excellent financial stars, too. You can afford to play it loose in March, when you’ll keep getting better offers in your professional life. Productivity in April leads to a change of location. Invest conservatively in July. Exercises in trust help you establish a heart line in August. Gemini and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 12, 2, 19 and 28.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2013. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2, 1913, New York City’s rebuilt Grand Central Terminal officially opened to the public at one minute past midnight. 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 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War, was signed. In 1870, the “Cardiff Giant,” supposedly the petrified remains of a human discovered in Cardiff, N.Y., was revealed to be nothing more than carved gypsum. In 1882, Irish poet and novelist James Joyce was born near Dublin. In 1887, Punxsutawney, Pa., held its first Groundhog Day festival. In 1912, Frederick R. Law parachuted from the torch of the Statue of Liberty in a stunt filmed by Pathe (PA’-thay) News. In 1922, the James Joyce novel “Ulysses” was published in Paris on Joyce’s 40th birthday. 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 1961, hijackers of a Portuguese ocean liner, the Santa Maria, allowed the passengers and crew to disembark in Brazil, a week and a-half after seizing the ship. In 1971, Idi Amin, having seized power in Uganda, proclaimed himself president. In 1988, in a speech the broadcast television networks declined to carry live, President Ronald Reagan pressed his case for aid to the Nicaraguan Contras. One year ago: Egyptian security forces clashed with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people. Donald Trump announced his endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney for president. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stritch is 88. Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing (val-eh-REE’ ZHEES’-kahr dehSTANG’) is 87. Actor Robert Mandan is 81. Comedian Tom Smothers is 76. Rock singerguitarist Graham Nash is 71. Actor Bo Hopkins is 71. Television executive Barry Diller is 71. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 67. TV chef Ina (EE’-nuh) Garten is 65. Actor Jack McGee is 64. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY’-nur) is 64. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 64. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 61. Model Christie Brinkley is 59. Actor Michael Talbott is 58. Actress Kim Zimmer is 58. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 51. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 47. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 47. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 43. Rock musician Ben Mize is 42. Rapper T-Mo is 41. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 40. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 37. Singer Shakira is 36. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 27. Actress Zosia Mamet (TV: “Girls”) is 25.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS The Laconia High School Music Department presents the 2013 Laconia Invitational Barbershop Festival. 4 p.m. at the Laconia High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Inter-Lakes Summer Theatre auditions for the 2013 Summer Season. 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium. For more information visit interlakestheatre.com, call 1-888-245-6374 or email interlakestheatre@ gmail.com. Snowshoe hike sponsored by the Society For The Protection of NH Forests. 9 a.m. to noon through Weeks Woods in Gilford. Group meets at Gilford Public Works parking lot. RSVP halbus@metrocast.net or call 524-4173. 6th Annual Gilford Rotary Murder Mystery presented by the Gilford Rotary Club and On Stage Theater Company. 5-8 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia. Participants are asked to bring a food item for the Pot Luck Dinner. BYOB. Cost $15 per person. RSVP required by calling 387-9772 or emailing russlent@metrocast.net. Ice Fishing Class offered by the New Hampshire “Let’s Go Fishing” program and the Laconia Recreation Department. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center at 306 Union Avenue, Laconia. Open to all ages. Participants 16 years and younger should be accompanied by an adult. To reserve a spot call 524-5046. The American Legion Post 33 hosts a Karaoke event. 7:30 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith. $5 donation requested for this event. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The Hall Memorial Library in Northfield hosts a Take Your Child to the Library Day featuring a Special Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Snacks, crafts, and tours of the Library will be available. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at markk@trinitytilton.org. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship Sundays from 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. Empty Soup Bowl dinner fundraiser to benefit local soup kitchens held by Moultonborough Academy students. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moultonborough Academy. The first fifty people will be able to purchase an empty ceramic bowl. For more information call 476-5517.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I am married to an absolute angel. Unfortunately, her mother has been living with us for the past two years. Mom doesn’t work, doesn’t do much of anything around the house, doesn’t cook or clean, and sleeps until nearly noon. We have to ask her to do things, just as we would a child, and then she responds as if we’re scolding her. Mom is only 54 and has no medical or physical problems that would keep her from working. She has worked, but can’t keep a job. When her husband died, she lost everything because she never bothered to ask for help or advice. She believes that God will make a way for her. I have no problem with that, but God expects you to be willing to take the first step forward. We don’t want her on the street, obviously, and will continue to let her stay here. But we have no privacy and require extended trips just to feel normal. How do we encourage her to move on? -- Need Mother-in-Law Help Dear Need: Mom is too young to be so useless around the house. Does she have mental health issues? Adult Attention Deficit Disorder might explain why she has so much trouble keeping a job. But regardless, she is not going to do anything about it if you and your wife don’t set some rules and stick to them. Even volunteer work would give Mom a sense of purpose and a place to go every day. Your wife needs to be frank with her mother, saying that she loves her but needs her to contribute to the household in some form. Insist that she get counseling as a condition of staying, and your wife should ask to go with her for the first session to explain the issues to the counselor. Dear Annie: Two years ago, my wife developed breast cancer. The cancer was removed, and we’ve been told she will be fine. We have been married for 41 years, and I am hoping for

another 41. I love my wife more than words can say. Since her brush with cancer, I have noticed that things that once might have incited a “discussion” no longer seem to matter. And I have discovered a number of maladies of my own. I have, for instance, become “deaf” to certain things in our marriage. For instance, she used to say “you know” a lot. You know? Now I am just thrilled to hear her voice. Blindness has also invaded our house. Neither of us notices the petty annoyances that used to bug us. Our marriage is better now that we don’t see so well. We both have lost our ability to talk, as well. Once in a while, certain words -- hurtful words -- used to be thrown around carelessly. But now, neither one of us has the ability to say such things anymore. And I had no idea that cancer could make a person forgetful. I can no longer recall any of my wife’s faults. One thing that has not been affected, though, is my heart. It still races when I see her. It still flutters when I hear her voice. And it still skips a beat when we kiss. Why must we wait until it is almost too late to appreciate what we have -and could have lost? -- A Little Wiser Dear Wiser: We love this. Your words should remind all couples of what is truly important. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with our readers. Dear Annie: I have another suggestion for “Not Anti-Social or Addicted to the Internet.” A good place to meet folks is at a bowling alley. We have a lot of fun at our local one. They offer bowling, coffee and some prizes. It’s not a regular league, just a fun time. He should check it out. It includes folks of all ages, although most range from 50 to 80. -- Bowler from Florida

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

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DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $375-$450, (603)539-1603.

2010 Toyota Scion XD- Hatchback, 5-speed, red. Remainder of 3 year/36,000 and 5 year/60,000 mile warranties, with no transfer fees. Power windows/locks, tilt/cruise, ABS and traction control. Pioneer AM/FM/CD/MP3. 30K miles, great gas mileage. $12,900. 603-707-9220 evenings/weekends

BELMONT2 Bedrooms, $700/month + utilities, washer/dryer hookup. LACONIA1 Room Efficiency, utilities included $500/month. 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities. 3 Bedrooms $1000/month +utilities. Call GCE @ 267- 8023

LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $750/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born 12/10/12. First shot, home raised, cat friendly. 2 males, 1 female. $500. Ready 2/4/13. 832-6494 LABRADOR Retriever puppies, AKC, gorgeous litter of outstanding pups. Exceptional bloodlines, great temperaments, inhome raised. (603)664-2828.

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

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1994 GMC Sierra 4X4 truck. V6, $1,500/OBO. 1987 Chevy Suburban 3/4 Ton 4X4 W/8ft. Plow system. Great yard truck, $1,500/OBO 630-8282 or 455-1058 1998 BUICK Riviera- 113K, Excellent condition, green, leather, all options. Salvage title, $2,500. 603-496-5619 2002 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 6-cylinder, AWD, loaded, tow package. 7 passenger, great condition $5,900. 978-270-2814 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X, premium, auto, loaded, highway miles, full maintenance $14,500. 630-4737 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle- 2010, 29K miles, yellow, leather interior, immaculate condition, standard

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

BOATS KAYAK Wilderness Systems, 2002, 15.5 ft., yellow/ green, steering rudder, good condition, $599. 253-6163

www.outboardrepower.net Paddle King Paddle Boats, Custom Gheenoe Fishing Boats. Off season pricing. 603-738-2296 WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature couple, mostly weekday use. Kevin or Karen 802-263-5700

For Rent NORTHFIELD: 2BR mobile home on own land, near Exit 19. Pets considered. $695 per month plus utilities. Call 286.4624.

LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO.

Home near Tilton/I-93. unfurnished $115/Week. Furnished $125/Week. Utilities included, No drugs or drinking. Smoker/Pet okay. 603-286-9628

LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $925/month plus utilities. 875-2292. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Open 2-bedroom 1-bath duplex. Basement w/storage, washer/dryer hook-ups. Big yard, parking. No pets/no smoking, $800/Month, + utilities. 603-387-6847 LACONIA: Pleasant Street, 1BR, $750. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837.

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

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GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

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

LACONIA 1 bedroom apartment. Close to Bartlett Beach. Heat & lights, $175/Week + security & references. No pets. 603-528-5940

BELMONT NH Rooms for rent in large Victorian mansion overlooking Lake Winnisquam, $550-700 per month includes all utilities & internet. First and last. Call 527-8496.

LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771

BELMONT- Renovated, quiet, Rte. 3. First floor, one bedroom $750. Two bedroom $800, In-

LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No

LACONIA- 2 bedroom house near LRGH. Includes heat & hot water, washer/dryer, and snow removal. $1,000/Month. No pets/smoking. 524-5455 LACONIA- Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment. Newly painted ,Washer/dryer. $1,100/Month + utilities. 1 month security deposit and lease required. Available now. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Nice 1 bedroom. No pets/no smoking, $130/week plus utilities 387-6810 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot

SANBORNTON: Efficiency apartment, close to Route 3. Clean, bright, newly painted. Heat & electric included. No smoking/ pets. $700/month. Security deposit and references required. 520-0859. TILTON, charming Victorian car riage house weekly or monthly rentals. $200/wk $800/mo, cable, Wi-Fi, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator. Call or text 603-998-7881 or 603-455-5350 or email: info@blackswaninn.net TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $630/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$225 per week. $500 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Rent-Commercial

MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 NEW HAMPTON: 2-bedroom apartment. Close to Rt. 93. Heat & Hot water included. $750/mo. 279-5577. NEW HAMPTON: Nice 1-bedroom apartment, sliders to private deck, 5 minutes from I-93. $620/month. + security., cat okay. (603)217-0373.

For Sale $1000 value Gift certificate Ice Hotel- Hotel de Glace, Quebec Canada. Feb 8th-9th. For 2 people, theme suite. Four course dinner & breakfast at Le Dijon, access to hot tubs & saunas. Second night stay Hotel Le Concorde Quebec. $850/ OBO. 603-393-8171 22 Cu. Ft. Almond Refrigerator, top freezer $100. LH interior fan top glass door & frame with hardware & keys. $75. 3 storm doors and 6 storm windows. Call for sizes/prices. 630-8282 or 455-1058 26 inch Troy Built Snow Blower in new condition. $350. 286-8281

LACONIA- 1 bedroom home. $850/Month + utilities. $850 deposit, available immediately. Call 603-340-0936 No calls after 8pm please. LACONIA- 1 bedroom, utilities included. $170/Week, no pets. 603-781-6294

ROOMMATES

MIDDLE aged Woman to share house. Washer/Dryer, cable TV, New room. $500/Month. 290-2324 Call Al

LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163

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

OUTBOARD MOTORS

LACONIA Elegant, large one bed room in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885

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

AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391.

BOWLING Balls (4), Candlepin, Ram-Pro-Rubber, EPOD 72D, come with bag, used six strings, cost $220, asking $170. 496-8639


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For Sale

For Sale

Bowling Shoes, Dexter SST8, 9-2W, top of the line with interchangable heels and sliders. Used three times, cost $180, asking $130. 496-8639

SET of 4 Mastercraft snow tires for Ford Escape, used one season. 23570R16, $300. 387-3083

CHINA: Lenox Hayworth. Eight 5-piece place settings, sugar & creamer, gravy boat, 2 platters, 1 serving bowl, 8 extra dessert plates, salt & pepper shakers. $700/OBO 744-6107 Dry Firewood- 1/2 cord $125, Full Cord $225. Cut, split, delivered Laconia/Gilford. 387-2900

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 SNOWSHOES 2 pairs. Snowcraft wood and traditional bearclaw design, 10” x 36”. 528-1260.

TREADMILL Power Incline, time, speed, distance, calorie counter, safety shutoff. $175. 279-4668. WALL TILES: Ceramic, Glazed, 74 sq. ft., American Olean, 6”x6”, Sandy Ridge (color), $30. Please call 455-3686.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763 GREEN floral sofa, like new, barely used! $200. Black tray coffee table, excellent condition $100. 293-8116

DINING Room Set- Cherry table 40X80, six side chairs, small buffet, solid wood, original $2,300 selling $590. 286-4759

JOHNSTON

LOGGING FIREWOOD

Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord, Got trees need CA$H?

455-6100

KENMORE Washer: Large, only 1 1/2 years old, works very well. $150/best offer. (603)279-5598. LAMB -RAISED locally. Hormone & antibiotic free. Vacuum packed, frozen. 528-5838

PRINTER: 3 in 1 Lexmark P4330, used one semester at college, needs ink. $30. 455-3686.

SEASONED Firewood for SaleCan deliver in Laconia area. $225./Cord 603-387-0147

Help Wanted

BOOKKEEPER Construction Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to manage multiple company books. Responsibilities include but not limited to payroll, accounts payable/receivable as well a month and year end transactions. Must be a team player and able to multi-task. Knowledge of Quick Books Accounting Software and Excel is preferred. Email resumes to norm3@gilfordwell.com. DRIVERS: Start up to $.40/mi. Home weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR exp. req. 50 brand new Coronado's you’ll be proud to drive! 888-406-9046.

THE NUMBER ONE RESORT MARKETING COMPANY in the Lakes Region with a proven track record in growth; is seeking highly motivated, success driven individuals. Potential earnings average between $17-$40 an hour. Daytime and evening shifts available. No experience necessary, onsite training provided. Call for application information:

603-581-2450 EOE

FULL TIME AUTO TECHNICIAN Must have own tools, NH State Inspection License. AS certification, valid driver!s license and clean driving record required. Apply in person at Union Ave. Auto, 415 Union Ave. Laconia

NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

DISPATCHER The Laconia Police Department is seeking applicants for full-time Dispatcher. $15.96 to $22.50/HR plus benefits. Applicants must be a High School graduate or possess a G.E.D. and be able to pass an oral interview, polygraph exam and extensive background investigation. Experience/college education preferred. Resumes accepted at: LACONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT 126 New Salem Street Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 ATTN: Lieutenant Alfred Lessard Deadline for Applications/Resumes is: Friday, February 15, 2013 (603) 524-5257, ext. 356 alessard@laconiapd.org EOE

FULL TIME TOW DRIVER Must have clean driving record, medical card and pass a background check. Call 524-7441

Town of Gilford P/T Recreation Program Assistant The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a year round, part-time (averaging 18 h/p/w) Recreation Program Assistant. Position requires some evening and weekend work. Position will assist with the creation, implementation and supervision of recreation programs as well as supervise department facilities, and volunteers. Qualified applicant should be energetic, have a positive attitude and a good working knowledge of athletics, recreational activities and facilities. The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check. Starting pay rate of $11.50-$13.91 per hour. Please send resume and cover letter to:

PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call 524-1430.

Remodeling- Kitchenaid dishwasher, butcher block top, older model, works beautiful. Entertainment center, hardwood 54inX54in with glass doors, on coasters for easy moving. Couch with matching chair. Please ask about other furniture. 630-4523

Help Wanted

Gilford Parks and Recreation 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249 or call 527-4722 for an application. Deadline to apply is February 22, 2013 EOE

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check out website for specific details on each position Med Tech, Lab, Per Diem Lab Aide, Lab, Per Diem RN @ Merriman House PT 32 hrs RN - FT/PT/PD Emergency Department RN - ICU PT 24 hrs and Per Diem RN - Med Surg FT and Per Diem LPN or RN @ Merriman House, Per Diem Activity Assistant, Merriman House, Per Diem to Part-time A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Apply online at www.memorialhospitalnh.org Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE VNA & HOSPICE ON-CALL REGISTERED NURSE Week Night or Weekend Night Overnight position working out of our Wolfeboro office, providing phone triage for client calls & home visits for emergent needs. Week night position: Mon.-Thu., 4PM to 8 AM. Or Weekend night: Fri.-Sun. 4PM to 8AM. Both positions offer guaranteed hours and incentive pay. Must be IV and computer proficient; training provided to qualified candidate. Reliable transportation, valid NH professional license and strong assessment and clinical skills required. This is a benefits eligible position.

RN WEEKEND COORDINATOR Work with referral sources & patients, process intake, schedule staff & manage telehealth protocols for 3 core programs during day shift. Must be or willing to become IV qualified. Must be skilled with computers, well organized, have strong clinical, communication & customer service skills. Prefer some supervisory exp.

PER DIEM OR PART-TIME RN’S See one patient at a time, receive paid travel time & mileage reimbursement. Provide home nursing care, promoting client health and teach self-care techniques.Weekday and Weekend day positions available. Must have excellent verbal/written skills, NH RN license and reliable transportation. We will work around your other job!

Call 603-524-8444 or send resume: clong@centralvna.org, FAX 603-524-8217 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 web site: centralvna.org EOE


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 ‘Live on Stage, The Rain Forest’ exotic animals and birds show. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Woodland Heights Elementary School gymnasium. Free one on one internet and computer instruction every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center, 11 Grange Road, Tilton. LRGHealthcare hosts a social gathering for women

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

affected by breast cancer. 4:30 p.m. at the Womens Imaging Center at LRGH. Light refreshments provided. For more information call 527-2940 or email vwitkin@lrgh.org. Film entitled Tokyo Sonata presented as part of The International Film Series hosted by the Laconia Human Relations Committee. 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. Cushion for comfort encouraged. Light snacks provided. For more information email lcampbell@nh-cc.org. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recov-

Help Wanted LICENCED Cosmetologist wanted for small residential salon. Must have 3+ years experience & some clientele. 527-8980.

FULL TIME LEGAL SECRETARY needed for central NH firm. Prior personal injury experience preferred. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel law, Outlook and Quickbooks. Candidate must be able to follow instructions consistent with firm practice, work independently, transcribe legal documents, prepare monthly reports, answer phones, order supplies and file maintenance.

MANUFACTURING POSITIONS IN LACONIA & CONCORD CURRENT OPENINGS ON 1st SHIFT • CNC Set-up Operator • CNC Programming • CNC Operators

Please Send Resumes To: Laconia Daily Sun Box A 1127 Union Avenue, #1 Laconia, NH 03246

If you have CNC experience and would like a pay raise please contact us to see how we may be able to find you a better opportunity.

CLERICAL POSITION PER DIEM Laconia office seeks energetic, organized and flexible admin support for peak periods and vacation coverage. Microsoft Office skills, multi-line phone coverage and strong customer service skills required. Send resume or sumit application to:

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 N. Main St., Laconia or e-mail clong@centralvna.org. EOE

WILSON EMPLOYMENT NETWORKS, LLC www.wilsonemployment.com

CALL: 225-7300 Or email your resume to; jwentworth@wilsonemployment.com THE Town of Meredith is currently looking to fill positions in our Parks and Recreation Department; to include: Maintenance Laborers, Lifeguard/WSI, Camp Counselors and Front Desk Associate. Please visit our website; www.meredithnh.org for job description and application submission requirements. The Town of Meredith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mobile Homes $37,995 72X14 $58,995 52X28 $66,995 38X26 Cape $91,000 Ranch 1,650 sq. ft.

ery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Hall Memorial Library Happenings. Chess Club 4-7 p.m. Trustees Meeting 5 p.m. The Biggest Loser 6:30 p.m. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center

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Services

Services

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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Housecleaning, reasonable rates, dependable, references. Call Nikki 520-4348

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Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. NICE !83 Honda V45 Magna750cc, water cooled shaft drive, 16K miles, book value $2,900 selling $1,275/OBO. Will hold till spring in storage with 1/2 down. 455-2430

Roommate Wanted ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $130/week. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 603-524-1976.

Services

BILL!S Small Engine Repair: *Winter Blues Special* Save 20% on all service on snowmobiles, snowblowers, generators, ATVs and all other equipment. Call now for free pickup & delivery. Bill @ 267-8766 or 387-3404.

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

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

MR. JUNK

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.

Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296

PROFESSIONAL PAINTING Affordable price. Interiors are my specialty. Michael Marcotte 455-6296

*NATURAL HANDYMAN * Home improvements and interior design. Free estimates. hourly rate. Call 603-832-4000, Laconia area.

QUALITY Firewood: Seasoned, dry hardwood. Pine or green available. Call for details, competative prices. 393-1708.

Instruction GUITAR LESSONS

With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. www.mikestockbridge.com (603)733-9070.

Land TWO Acres prime deep water oceanfront. Cleared, soil tested. Driveway in. Location Lubec Maine. $75,000 Firm. For more information, call 603-527-2607

DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361

TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235 DELETED YOUR PHOTOS? We can get them back! Call 524-4042.

DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121 FREE Scrap Metal Removal: Looking for junk cars, old engines, lawnmowers & any other scrap steel. Will pick up and remove. Call Bill @ 387-3404.

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Maxfield Real Estate donates to Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers ALTON — John Byers of Maxfield Real Estate presented a check to Ken Greenbaum, president of Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers, as part of its ongoing support of the agency. InterLakes Community Caregivers has been a regular recipient of donations from Maxfield Real Estate’s We Care Program. Maxfield agents allocate a portion of their commissions to charitable organizations. Primarily through the efforts and generosity of Maxfield agent, John Byers, almost $9,000 has been donated to Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers, by Maxfield’s Center Harbor office, since 2006. Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers is grateful to Byers for his leadership in making

contributions to the organization. Regionally, Maxfield Real Estate’s We Care Program has helped many charities. From 1999 through 2012 the program has donated monies to more than 240 local charities. The program was established in 1999 as a way of giving back to the communities that Maxfield has served for many years. Its mission is to help improve the quality of life of area residents and their families by donating two percent of each commission dollar to non-profit organizations located in the company’s service area. In the Lakes Region, Maxfield has offices in Alton, Center Harbor, and Wolfeboro.

John Byers of Maxfield Real Estate presents a check to Ken Greenbaum President of Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers. (Courtesy photo)

524-6565 Fax: 524-6810

Parkinsons’s talk at Wesley Woods Feb. 5

GILFORD — Wesley Woods again will welcome Bill York from Live Free Home Health Care February 5 at 12:15 p.m. as he talks about Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that is more common in the elderly, with most cases occurring after from preceding page

Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk. Gilford Public Library daily events. Mahjong 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lego Legion (ages 7 and up) meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073.

the age of 50. Parkinson’s has many stages and symptoms. Learn more about this disease and what to expect. All

E-mail: info@cumminsre.com 61 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, NH 03249

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are welcome and a light lunch will be served. RSVP to Stace at 5282555 or sdhendricks@ wesleywoodsnh.org.

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VILLAGE AT WINNIPESAUKEE CONDO..right in the heart of Weirs Beach attractions! Two bedroom 2 Bath Garden Unit with a patio and partial lake view. Swimming pool and tennis courts..Affordable!...$77,000

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MOUNTAIN VIEW CO-OP IN GILFORD. No age restrictions and pets allowed! Great condition 2 bedrm 2 bath mobile home on a corner lot. Master bedrm has a big walk-in closet, fully appl’d kitchen and laundry. Private deck for summer BBQ’s. Recent updates include new carpet, wood flooring and new furnace. $27,900

VINTAGE FACTORY CONVERSION CONDO.. .Gorgeous top level corner unit with lots of windows!! 1147 SF 2 bedroom unit with windows in both bedrooms! TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT!! 24x13 living rm with built in bookcases, open concept, hardwood floors , granite kitchen and many custom updates. Kayak/canoe racks with access to Winnisquam, workout room and bike storage. $169,000

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Nature’s view opeN houses SAT. 2/2: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. & SUN. 2/3: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

53 Port Way, Laconia. Cape II: garage under, 2,374 sqft., 3 BR, family room FP, 3 BA, 12x12’ deck, sun room, and city water and sewer. $249,900.

Rental in Gilford: Adorable studio apt. at the base of

15 Nature’s View Dr., Laconia. Cape I: 1,919 sqft., 3 BR (master on 1st floor), FP liv. rm., dining room, 12x12’ sun room, 3 BA , deck, and city water and sewer. $269,650

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3 BR Ranch: 1,400 sqft., 2-car garage. From $219,900 Directions: Rte. 3 (Union Ave, Laconia) or Rte. 106 (Parade Rd.) to Elm St., Laconia to Massachusetts Ave. Left on to North St. and then right onto Nature’s View Dr. to 53 Port Way.

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Prospect Mountain boys aiming for trip to D III’s Final Four for the 4th time in 5 years

ALTON — It didn’t take long for Prospect Mountain High School’s boys’ varsity basketball team to establish itself as one of the bulls of Division III. Though only in its ninth season, the team has appeared in a semi-final game in three of the last four seasons. Twice the team has played its way into the state championship match, including last year, when the Timberwolves gained a one-point lead with ten seconds to go, only to lose to Berlin, 51-53. Could Prospect Mountain make it back to the big game this year? At the beginning of the season, it was looking doubtful. The Timberwolves were 1-2 after the first three games, and had lost their two highest scorers of the previous year. Looking back, coach Tom Bordeau thinks his team was suffering from a “championship hangover.” Soon, though, the malaise wore off and Prospect Mountain went on a ten-game winning streak. “Losing two of the first three woke them up,” Bordeau said. With six games remaining in the regular season, Prospect Mountain has nine wins, three losses. And, although the team’s record isn’t as impressive as last year’s was at this point, Bordeau thinks this year’s Timberwolves will be stronger when they hit the post-season. “This team is scoring more points, getting more rebounds,” he said. No single player has stepped into the void left by the graduation last year of prolific scorers Zach Drouin and Pat Cassidy, said Bordeau. “It’s more of a team concept. All my big guys were starters last year, so they’ve improved their scoring over last year,” he said. “It works like a dream.” Spreading the offensive responsibility across all

players on the court was a strategy that has paid dividends after the recent loss of Jay Mousseau, a forward who suffered a broken wrist in a game against Campbell and has a “slim chance,” said Bordeau, of returning during the playoffs. The rest of the team has been able to step up, especially backup guard Nate Farnham who is filling in at forward. “He’s a hell of a defender,” Bordeau said about Farnham. It’s defense, in fact, that Bordeau will be focusing on in the final stretch of the regular season. Perhaps due to their offensive success, his players had let their defensive discipline slide. In their third loss of the season, which occurred on January 25, the Timberwolves allowed Raymond to score 81 points, the most that team has scored this season. “We were putting the points up there, I think we lost a little focus on defense.” After a couple of defense-centric practices, though, Prospect Mountain held Belmont to just 40 points on January 29. Prospect Mountain will have a few regular-season opportunities to find out just how improved their defense is. They will play Gilford, Somersworth, and twice they’ll play Berlin, including an away game on February 5 and at home to close out the season. Each of those teams has compiled records comparable to or better than Prospect Mountain’s. “We’ve got some tough sledding ahead of us.” Does Bordeau think this is the year for Prospect Mountain? He won’t tempt fate by guessing. “I don’t think of the finals. I hope to get to the final four. You get to there and anything can happen. We’re looking at the final four.”

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BROWN from page 3 election,” he said. “I have received a lot of encouragement from friends and supporters to become a candidate, and my competitive instincts were leading in the same direction.” Party leaders remained optimistic that they could still win the special election. Kirsten Hughes, the newly-elected chair of the Massachusetts GOP said in a statement there were “many potential candidates” who were weighing their options now that Brown was out of the picture. She did not mention any names. Rob Collins, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said it was time for the party to move forward after Brown’s announcement. He predicted a nasty Democratic primary between Lynch and Markey and said the GOP was intent on defeating “whichever career politician limps through.” Massachusetts Democratic leaders expressed confidence they would keep Kerry’s former seat. Weld recently returned to Massachusetts to join a Boston law firm and had said he would consider a run for the Senate if Brown did not. Weld did not return a call seeking comment on Friday.

KIDNAPPER from page 2 abducting the boy Tuesday was 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, a Vietnam-era veteran who was known to neighbors as a menacing figure. While much of what is going on inside the bunker remains a mystery, local officials who have spoken to police or the boy’s family have described a small room with food, electricity and a TV. And while the boy has his medication, an official also said he has been crying for his parents.

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directly behind Ellacoya Country Store

293-8700 ~ www.barnandgrille.com


The Laconia Daily Sun, February 2, 2013  

The Laconia Daily Sun, February 2, 2013

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