THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
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Meadowbrook will test tent camping this summer City has BY GAIL OBER
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GILFORD — Selectmen agreed to let Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion try offering camping sites on a piece of its property this summer at no more than three events. The test run, according to Meadowbrook Safety Officer Dominic DiCarli, is to see if allowing limited tent camping in an area near the recycling center would be viable for their customers. He said the site is not near any abutters and there would not be any noise issues.
“Security is one of the reasons we chose that site,” he said, noting there would be at least one if not two security officers at the camp site. He said the live entertainment venue wanted to try tent camping for a limited number of events to see if it was worth making the capital investment into fixed showers and toilets for 2014. Initially, he said Meadowbrook would bring in a trailers with shower and toilet facilities for the experiment. The spaces — 96 of them limited to tent camping see CAMPING page 13
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GILMANTON — With the impending retirement of Selectman Rachel Hatch, two former selectmen will face each other for a three-year term to take her place. Betty Ann Abbott served as selectman for one term and was the board chair during her third year. In 2011 she chose not to run for a second term. Don Guarino served a selectman for six years and was the board chair twice. He took last year off. see 2 FOR 1 page 8
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LACONIA — The flurry of storms in February have stretched the city’s winter maintenance budget near he limit, City Manager Scott Myers said yesterday. , Consulting meteorologist Russ Hobby said that until yesterday 42 inches of snow have fallen on the city this month — more than two-and-a-half times the average of 16.5 inches for the month — short of the record of 65.3 feet set in February, 1969. So far this winter the snowfall measures 72 inches, compared to an average winter of 81 inches and far short of record of 138.8 inches that fell in 2007-2008. Director of Public Works Paul Moynihan explained that the 2012-2013 winter maintenance budget of $407,000 consists of three components: $330,000 for supplies of sand and salt and use and repair of vehicles; $50,000 for overtime wages; and $27,000 for private plowing contractors. Myers said that approximately $380,000, or 94 percent, of the budget has been expended and “it has been known to snow in March.” The city has purchased 3,767 tons of salt at $61.65 a ton, which amounts to $260,019, spent some $60,000 on overtime — almost three-quarters of it in February — and paid another $20,000 to plowing contractors. This week Moynihan suggested to Myers the department needed $50,000 in additional funds — $30,000 for salt and $20,000 for overtime — to carry it through the end of March. Myers noted that last year, after a mild winter left a surplus approaching $100,000 in the winter maintenance budget, on his recommendation the City see WINTER page 10
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Vermont lye victim gets new face at Boston hospital
BOSTON (AP) — Loved ones knew it was her at the hospital when they saw her teeth. Carmen Blandin Tarleton’s face was unrecognizable after the lye attack, burned away in the frenzy of an estranged husband’s rage. Nearly six years later, the Vermont nurse is celebrating a gift that has given her a new image following a full facial transplant this month. Doctors at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston said at a Wednesday news conference that the 44-year-old’s surgery included transplanting a female donor’s facial skin to Tarleton’s neck, nose and lips, along with facial muscles, arteries and nerves. “I know how truly blessed I am, and will have such a nice reflection in the mirror to remind myself what selfless really is,” Tarleton wrote on her blog Wednesday. She did not attend the news conference but watched it during a live web broadcast. The hossee FACE page 12
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Father of Newtown victim asks Congress to ban assault weapons WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father. Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son, Jesse, was among those cut down at a Connecticut elementary school in December, asked the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to ban assault weapons like the one that killed his child. “I’m not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back,” Heslin, a 50-year-old
construction worker, told the senators, weeping openly during much of his hushed 11-minute testimony. “I’m here to speak up for my son.” At his side were photos: of his son as a baby, of them both taken on Father’s Day, six months before Jesse was among 20 first-graders and six administrators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. That massacre has hoisted gun control to a primary political issue this year, though the outcome remains uncertain. The hearing’s focus was legislation by Sen.
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines carrying more than 10 rounds. A Bushmaster assault weapon was used at Newtown by the attacker, Adam Lanza, whose body was found with 30-round magazines. Feinstein said such a firearm “tears peoples’ bodies apart. I don’t know why as a matter of public policy we can’t say they don’t belong.’” Republicans had several answers. They argued her proposal would violate the see NEWTOWN page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote. In a fast-paced, 70-minute argument, the court’s liberals and conservatives engaged in a sometimes tense back and forth over whether there is an ongoing need in 2013
for a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The measure requires states with a history of discrimination, mainly in the Deep South, to get approval before making changes in the way elections are held. Chief Justice John Roberts asked the government’s top Supreme Court lawyer whether the Obama administration thinks Southerners “are more racist than citizens in the North.”
The answer from Solicitor General Donald Verrilli was no. The question, and others like it from the conservative justices, largely echoed the doubts they first expressed four years ago in a similar case that ended without resolving the constitutionality of the latest renewal of the voting rights law in 2006. They questioned whether there remain see SUPREME COURT page 13
Conservative & liberal justices spar about continuing need for key provision of Voting Rights Act written 48 years ago
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Rich & guilty or poor & innocent? “You’ve got African Americans; you’ve got Hispanics; you’ve got a bag full of money. Does that tell you — a light bulb doesn’t go off in your head and say, ‘This is a drug deal’?” Sam Ponder, an assistant U.S. attorney in Texas, said that — and successfully convinced a jury to reject the defense that Bongani Charles Calhoun did not realize the road trip he went on involved buying drugs. The jury convicted. Calhoun was sentenced to 15 years for participating in a drug conspiracy. The appeals court affirmed. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justice Stephen Breyer, wrote separately. The two joined in the court’s decision not to hear the case, but wanted to “dispel any doubt” that refusing to hear the appeal would “signal our tolerance of a federal prosecutor’s racially charged remark. It should not.” So Calhoun goes to prison for 15 years. Sometimes I ask my students: Would you rather be rich and guilty or poor and innocent? Most of them pick the former because rich people get much better lawyers, not to mention expert investigators, jury consultants and the rest. The reason the court did not take the case, according to most observers, is not only because the business of the Supreme Court isn’t to correct mistakes made below (unless they raise major legal issues of broader application), but also because Calhoun’s lawyers did not object when the prosecutor made the comment, nor did they raise it in his appeal to the United States Court of Appeals. As we lawyers say, the objection was not properly preserved. It had not been addressed by any court below. There was no conflict among the circuit courts that the Supreme Court needed to resolve. “Cert denied.” You’ve heard it on television a million times. Criminal defendants have a right to a lawyer, and if they can’t afford one, a lawyer will be appointed to represent them. They must be told that when they are taken into custody, or their statements cannot be used against them. Even if they talk to police without a lawyer, appointing one is the first step in the judicial process. Under the constitution, you’re entitled not simply to the assistance of a person who passed a bar exam; you are
entitled to the effective assistance of counsel. Justice, we say, demands no less. A few years ago, a defendant convicted in a capital case and sentenced to death appealed to the Supreme Court on the grounds that he had been denied the effective assistance of counsel because his lawyer fell asleep (this was uncontested) during the trial. He lost. Ask anyone who has practiced law, and they will tell you: Some lawyers are better than others. There are some good lawyers at the very bottom of the legal food chain (where lawyers agree to represent indigent defendants for hourly wages that few lawyers in private practice would accept). But there are, as in most things, more good lawyers at the top than at the bottom. The real question is: How low can you go? The answer, sadly, is very low. I wish that at some point in my career I’d been a prosecutor. Prosecutors, many of them just a few years out of law school, decide whether a Calhoun will be charged and for what. Supreme Court justices make law. Prosecutors make life-and-death decisions. Faith in our system requires that the fight between prosecution and defense not necessarily be equal, which it rarely is (rich defendants can often outlawyer the government, and poor defendants almost never do), but that it at least be fair. In Calhoun’s case, it wasn’t. Pure and simple. The prosecutor, as Sotomayor put it, “tapped a deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice that has run through the history of criminal justice in our nation.” The defense lawyers were too stupid or distracted or disinterested to object. And even so outspoken a defender of racial equality as Sotomayor couldn’t right that wrong. Had she not written separately, we probably never would have heard of the case. It should make you wonder: How many more cases like that are out there? Take my word for it. Too many. (Susan Estrich is a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center. A best-selling author, lawyer and politician, as well as a teacher, she first gained national prominence as national campaign manager for Dukakis for President in 1988.)
Nice to know there are people like you living among us here To the editor, To the kind shopper at Market Basket on Sunday, Feb. 24: I want to thank you for your kindness and honesty. You found my diamond earring that was a gift from my late husband. I was so distraught when I discovered that I had lost it. I thought that making phone calls to the stores
that I had patronized that morning would be futile. You cannot imagine how thrilled and relieved I was, when I was informed it was at the store. My heartfelt thanks to you. It is nice to know that there are people like you living among us in this community. Cynthia Pelczar Meredith
LETTERS Jim Chase’s commitment to students & community is outstanding To the editor, Recently The Sun published an article about Laconia High School Athletic Director Jim Chase, and his upcoming retirement. The article addressed Jim and Pat’s involvement and contributions to the Laconia Community for so many years, and chronicled their growth as educators, and as a family. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about one of our true heroes that walk in our midst every day. Mr. Drapcho again, has painted a clear and poignant picture with his words, of a family that has contributed so much to the children of our community, and continues to do so every day! I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with Jim Chase for many years. He is probably one of the most hard working and genuine souls presently in our educational,
and local community. Jim is a perfect example of caring and character, the true glue that holds communities together, and his contribution will be felt for a very long time. Something else you may not know, but Jim Chase has volunteered for the Francoeur/ Babcock Memorial Basketball tournament for all of its 20 years running, a feat very few have matched. I salute you Jim Chase, for not only being a very fine educator for all these years, for all your willingness to help out whenever possible, but also for doing it the right way. Your commitment to your students, your family, and your community is truly outstanding. Thank you Jim and Pat Chase, we could not of done it without you. Jim Babcock Gilford
Why are ‘Maggie & the Dems’ owned by the declining unions? To the editor, Here are a few facts/questions to consider about “Maggie and the Dems”. — Gas prices are projected to hit $4 to $5 shortly. What does “Maggie and the Dems” want to do? Raise the gas tax. This is on top of a 2 percent payroll tax. — Defeat right-to-work. Where are all those high paying union jobs? We could get business from Vermont (IBM), RI and Maine with RTW. — Defeat education credits. This hurts the poor and the middle class. Teachers’ union wanted this. Guess Exeter Academy is out-of-the-question. — “Maggie and the Dems” do not want Northern Pass, windmills or nuclear energy. What do they want? Fact: solar and wind provide only 4 percent of the total energy in the U.S.
— How about a tax on bicycles? They use the road. — Raise the tax on cigarettes. If I do not smoke, what do I care? My choice, unlike the gas tax. — Why are “Maggie and the Dems” owned by the unions? Membership in unions fell 400,000. State (North Dakota) with the lowest unemployment is right-to-work. Simply stated, we face in N.H., restoration of the payroll tax, rising gas prices, a new gas tax, and stagnant unemployment. I tried to find where the Dems were recommending spending cuts but there are not any. My last question, can we use the “Kuster Plan” to pay our taxes? Pay when we are damn good and ready. Jim Mayotte Sanbornton
You can watch entire spectacle of Convention meeting on Channel 26 To the editor, I attended all three hours of the Belknap County Convention meeting last night as reported accurately in the Sun on Tuesday. If what people have read is as procedurally unbelievable as it was to me to experience firsthand last evening, I urge them to watch the unedited three hour version of the meeting, which will be televised in full, beginning Saturday, March
2nd, at 4 p.m. and again at 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 3rd, on public television access Channel 26. People have to see it to believe it actually happened. The next meeting of the Belknap County Convention will occur Monday, March 4th, when the budget will again be on the agenda. Kay M. Anderson Laconia
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Obama has brought us evil with his method of divide & conquer To the editor, President Barak Obama now wants to determine whether our 3 and 4year olds should go to daycare! Another intrusion into the private family lives of our families. Every bill or executive order takes away our private property rights. We the parents decide what is best for each individual girl or boy we nurture. Family life is a sacred blessing handed down by natural law, not by governmental agencies, nor by our president! Microsoft has signed with the U.N., so we can begin getting U.N. studies in our classrooms. Our children’s education should be filled with American culture and history. The U.N. is composed of communist and socialist nations who do not like our culture, society, or way of life, and want to change the U.S.A. Barak Obama wants to indoctrinate our children at an early age, by infringing on our basic rights as parents,and pushing his agenda of oneworld government. Families need to be aware of the teaching in our schools by taking part in their child’s education in the classroom. Visit the classrooms, see the vision of studies that are taught and by whom, meet the teachers, find their character and personality and decide if the teaching materials are conductive to your thinking. You, the parents, should set the standards of education for your children. We now have had four years of Barak Obama, a man who serves himself and not the people of this great country. He has brought evil to the people by his method to divide and conquer! He claimed four years ago to bring everyone together as one America, black and white, rich and poor. He has divided this country beyond the scope of our idenity. What kind of a personality can possess so much evil. Does anyone know what a “doublethink person does when he is giving speeches? His traits are to know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies — he doesn’t want the middle class to thrive, even though he says so. Tell me why is he taking jobs away by ObamaCare, pushing extreme regulations on small business, oil and coal, bakeries,and taking away from everyone by increasing payroll taxes? Another trait is to repudiate morality while laying claim to it — he is against water boarding, but he has no problem using drones to kill innocent people.
The definition of double-speak is to be evasive, ambiguous and use highflown language intended to confuse or deceive. He says the rich should pay their fair share while knowing that the rich already pay 49 percent of the taxes, therefore pitting the poor against the rich. He claimed five years ago he was going to bring everybody together as one America, black and white, rich and poor. He is a divisive man, untruthful and unconscionable in spirit and heart. He promotes false Racism and he has no problem promoting his racism to purposely place in the realm of ones mind, resentment against color, class, the haves and have nots. This certain trait is to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancel out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them.This is what Hussain Obama does, he uses logic against logic; he repudiates morality while laying claim to it, to believe that demoracy was impossible and that the party was the guardian of democracy. To forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed and then promptly to forget it again. How many times has the race card, greed card and the personality card become a part of his speeches which are filled with untruths! President Obama campaigned last week to promote his plans for job creation, that he claimed would expand the country’s middle class, fully aware that the Job Corps program had suspended enrollment in January to gross bureaucratic mismanagement of the country’s largest job training program for low income youths, particularly African Americans! Which one of the categories above does this super, super deliberate mistruth apply. Just think about my message and the truth. Open your eyes and see this man’s evil spirit! Do not walk around with your eyes and ears wide shut. Search out the truth! Ron Paul quote on the drone threat: it is true, extra-juridical killing is the opposite of free justice in a free society. NDAA is unconstitutional. Read all about this on the Internet. Our House of Representatives promoted a bill in N.H. to outlaw this in our state. It is a follow-up to the Patriot Act promoted by this treasonist president! Rosemary Landry Meredith
Let’s not elect a quixotic promoter of centralized government power To the editor, I write in support of Don Guarino for selectman in Gilmanton. Townfolk should ask themselves one question before casting their vote on March 12: do I want to be represented by a believer in small and efficient government and local control or is it better to be represented by a quixotic promoter of centralized governmental power? With government at all levels now consuming in excess of 40 percent of gross domestic product and the ever present
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LETTERS Jayne Greemore will be independent voice of reason on selectboard
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To the editor, “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking,” is a quote by General George Patton that currently epitomizes my opinion of the Meredith Selectboard. On March 12, voters will be casting ballots for local officials. In Meredith, three very nice people are running for two open positions on the Selectboard and I thank them for signing up. One of my two votes will absolutely be cast for Jayne Greemore. She is an independent thinker, a voice that accurately represents the thoughts and frustrations of many people. She understands the plight of the local economy, the difficulties of owning a small business, the compromises that must be made, and the budget process that goes with it all. She knows how unemployment and financial problems can burden a family, and that tough choices are being made by people in Meredith right now between buying food or medicine, and paying for ever rising local taxes.
To the editor, Last summer I sat on the “361” Commission to study the feasibility of burying electric transmission lines in the state rights of way. The conclusion was; yes, it is feasible. PSNH is against burying Northern Pass because it would lose tens of millions of dollars in transmission fees. The cost to bury would be around $2.2 billion, according to ABB, a world known leader in this type of project. Northern Pass estimates to overhead the lines would cost just over a billion dollars. The cost to the economy of Northern New Hampshire would be catastrophic. During the hearings of the “361” Commission, which consisted of some of the representatives of agencies that sit on the SEC, it was my feeling that we were “sandbagged” by those agencies. The final nail in the coffin was the Attorney General’s office instructing agency members that they could not vote to accept the recommendations of the commission. The energy that would flow through these transmission lines would have virtually no affect on our electric rates; 1/10th of a cent for every 200MW purchased from Hydro Quebec at .03 cents per KWH, according to testimony before the commission. This rate would not compensate taxpayers for the loss of thousands of dollars in property value of those located in close proximity to the transmission lines. The loss of tax assessment dollars would be borne by other taxpayers in the community in the form of higher property taxes. For those who lose property value, this would constitute a “taking” by a company for the sole purpose of generating profit. Wind power projects are facing limits from the operators of the NE grid. Three operating wind projects in the Northeast Kingdom and the North Country of New Hampshire are facing restrictions, called “curtailments” and there are no indications that these restrictions will end anytime soon. “The VEC (Vermont
Jayne believes that this country was founded on individual rights which should be cherished, not taken away by select local groups. She knows that every tax dollar is hard earned, and thorough questions and avenues have to be explored before spending what isn’t hers. Most importantly, she is not part of the “Good ‘Ol Boy” mindset that permeates many Meredith committees and board meetings as a result of the same people shifting from one position to another, creating votes that are pre-set and unanimous. After attending many Selectboard meetings, I feel that Jayne has an independent voice of reason and empathy that is missing from the table. Please give Jayne Greemore one of your two votes for the Meredith Selectboard on March 12. She can also be located at email@example.com and appreciates all communications. Karen Sticht Meredith Beco
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To the editor, When, we recycle, we think and act beyond ourselves. That’s what the students at the Gilmanton Elementary demonstrate each and every school day. Since 2004, GES has led the charge for unified recycling in our town. Their simple and effective 3-part collection program for recyclables, food waste and food packaging has been immensely successful. In less than an hour each week, 6th graders and staff collect and process all recycling. Paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, tin and glass go to the transfer station where it is baled and sold as a revenue source for the town. Next is food packaging. The school is paid for chip and snack bags, wrappers, juice pouches, etc. that cannot be recycled locally. They’re boxed and sent to the Terracycle Co. (they pay shipping) where they are up-cycled into common household items. On
Wednesday’s, 3rd graders collect compost buckets from all classrooms and are dumped into the composter. This food waste is diverted from the dumpster (waste stream) and saves the school/town even more money. Collectively, GES spends an hour a week to process recycling for over 350 individuals. They generate income for the town, themselves and save money through reduced disposal fees. I applaud the staff and administration for initiating this valuable learning opportunity in community & environmental education. It is amazing to see how recycling has become second nature to the youngest members of our community. It is my hope that their example will inspire others to recycle. A little effort can make a big difference. Thanks GES for leading the way! Lori Baldwin Gilmanton
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LETTERS Mitchells have chosen to be contributors to city’s cultural awareness To the editor: The city of Laconia has wonderful live music at Pitman’s Freight Room. As a local citizen I find it heartwarming to know the city is welcoming cultural activities that provide healthy entertainment plus an educational component of exposure to different musical venues. We are so lucky to have a local couple promoting healthy live entertainment within the city. Connie and Dick Mitchell with much foresight have taken a historical building and restored it keeping a sense of its original purpose with antiques tastefully displayed. Rather than destroy “local history” they have chosen to be contributors to the city’s cultural awareness. The uniqueness of this building sitting next to the railroad tracks certainly adds special
character to an otherwise unattractive space within the city. Personal visits with friends and family have found us totally enthralled listening and watching the musicians passionately immerse themselves in their playing. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks, a New England Blues Band, last Friday evening. We have witnessed the celebration of a birthday party there and we have all danced! Friday evening the relaxed atmosphere inspired me to do sketching of the musicians and my friend to capture musical moments with his camera. Hopefully Pitman’s Freight House will see more and more people enjoying live music right here in our city. Elaine Morrison Laconia
Don Guarino was terrific for Gilmanton when the pressure was on To the editor, Don Guarino is campaigning for the position of selectman in Gilmanton so I’d like to give you a little information about him before you vote in a few weeks. I’ve had the opportunity to attend many selectman meetings while Don was selectman a couple of years ago and saw him work to keep our town budget low, understand and work side by side with all town departments and commissions, and still find time to help anyone who came before him at the selectmen’s weekly meetings. Don is not someone to shy away from any issue and does his research
when he needs to know more. He was terrific when the pressure was on between the town and our school district and handled that, and all related meetings, with understanding and control. He is a hard working person who will not overlook anyone who comes before him and give them all due respect and attention. Please consider his record and vote YES for Don Guarino as Gilmanton’s next selectman. Our town elections are on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Academy Building. See you at the poles. Elena Ball Gilmanton Iron Works
I ask Sen. Hosmer to support scholarships for kids who aren’t affluent To the editor, I have always been a supporter of school choice by the parents. Most parents know what is best for their child. And it is important that parents of lesser financial means have the same opportunity that affluent parents have; choice to learn in an alternative educational environment better suited for the child. My dream legislation would be all parents rich or struggling should take the full per pupil cost of that desk where the student sits to follow the student to a better place to excel. I ask our District 7 Senator Andrew Hosmer to support the law that is
in place now that allows businesses in N.H. to make scholarship money available to parents to assist in providing that education the parents would like for their children. Vote against HB-370 in the Senate. Senator Hosmer, I learned during the campaign that you and Mrs. Hosmer have children attending a private Christian school. Congrats for loving them enough to want them in the best educational environment for them. I would like to discuss other issues with you sometime senator. Niel Young Laconia
Does cutting down our green forests constitutes ‘Green Energy’? To the editor, Summer residents and vacationers to Newfound Lake, soon may be greeted by more than beaches, sea gulls and warm water. Mountain top industrial wind turbines, with their blades spinning in the lake breeze, will soon inhabit the landscape visible to all lake goers. The summer sound of bulldozers clawing their way through the mountain tops, where Iberdrola Renewables proposes 37 industrial wind turbines, each erected 454 feet from the ground. The sound of explosives blasting through miles of mountain tops, creating a road the width of Interstate 93, in places that deer and moose roam free. The sound of chainsaws ringing in the summer air — stopping only to refuel.
This may soon be the new found sounds of all New Hampshire Lakes Regions. After all, this is where the wind blows most in New Hampshire, in the Lakes Regions. Industrial-scale, mountain top power plants in New Hampshire represents a terrible error of vision and planning by the state of New Hampshire. It also represents a profound failure to understand the value of our landscape. Does New Hampshire have more trees than it knows what to do with? Does cutting down our green forest constitute “Green Energy”? The wind should be free to travel and the birds that travel in the wind should not be cruelly chopped up by these devil machines. see next page
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Eptam Plastics works with CCSNH to make a difference Ask entrepreneurs across the state and they’ll agree: Advanced manufacturing is an unsung hero of the N.H. economy. Add just 100 jobs in the state’s largest economic sector, according to a 2011 report by N.H. Center for Public Policy Studies, and you could see a total economic boost of $102 million a year, far exceeding the impact of other private industries. The story is good for individual workers, too; federal, state and private reports show average total annual compensation for advanced manufacturing jobs beats other NH industries at a robust $75,000. With that in mind, it might be a surprise to hear companies are struggling to meet hiring demands. The challenge? Over the last two decades, manufacturing in New Hampshire has morphed into a high-tech economic giant, but the science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills of job seekers have not kept up, hiring managers say. And they need help. That’s where the Community College System of NH, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, has stepped in. Working in partnership with advanced manufacturers, each of the system’s colleges is expanding or developing new advanced manufacturing labs, equipment and curricula to directly meet the needs of the industry. Focus areas include advanced materials and composites, advanced machine tools, precision welding, mechatronics and robotics, precision manufacturing, automation and process control, and energy, processes and controls. “It is clear from our research that manufacturing, together with high technology, drives New Hampshire’s economy,” wrote NHCPPS officials. EPTAM Plastics Ltd. and Lakes Region Community College are working together to keep it that way. EPTAM Plastics, established in 1981, is located on Route 149 in Northfield. Its 115 employees have produced precision machines plastic components for over 30 years. EPTAM’s president has served on LRCC’s Advisory Board for six years and EPTAM’s quality manager sits on LRCC’s Manufacturing Training Program Advisory Committee. Here, we talk with Tom Seymour, EPTAM quality manager and LRCC graduate. Q: Describe a product you manufacture and the effect it has on consumers’ lives. A: EPTAM produces a number of orthopedic surgical components and implants used for knee, hip, spinal, hand, wrist and shoulder repair or replacement. Working with the top orthopedic companies in the country, EPTAM uses cutting-edge technologies to produce highly complex components that improve the quality of life for thousands of people every year. Q: What does the future have in store for the EPTAM workforce? A: EPTAM has experienced 8 percent compound annual growth over the last six years, including the recent recession. Last year, EPTAM hired 22 new employees. We project steady continued growth over the next five to eight years. Due to the complex requirements of the industries we serve and the local talent drought, EPTAM is always looking for well-
qualified employees. We struggle finding candidates with a strong manufacturing background and experience. Without such a background, the steep learning curve and high training expense can be a major hindrance Tom Seymour when considering adding staff. We are hoping LRCC will yield qualified interns and employees to fulfill our business growth strategies. Q: How have you partnered with Lakes Region Community College to help build the workforce? A: With EPTAM’s president sitting on LRCC’s Advisory Board and my participation on LRCC’s Manufacturing Training Program Advisory Committee, EPTAM hopes to provide the assistance and guidance to assure the health of advanced manufacturing in the Lakes Region. We are excited about LRCC’s updated lab and advanced manufacturing curriculum and what it will do for local manufacturers. EPTAM employs a graduate and an intern who took advantage of the Huot Technical Center in Laconia. Each of these employees found they needed to complete their education by going to southern Maine because no courses were available in this area. With the changes at LRCC, we believe it will be more of an incentive for advanced manufacturing students to complete their education locally, be hired locally and contribute to our local communities. Q: Who should choose a career in advanced manufacturing in New Hampshire? A: Not everyone moves on to a four year college after high school. For some, it is because they never had the opportunity; for others, it is because they were not sure what career track to take. A career in advanced manufacturing is a great option to consider. Manufacturing is not what it used to be. Today, manufacturing is in clean, environmentally controlled facilities where excellent salaries and benefits can be found for those with the skill sets manufacturers seek. As an example, EPTAM employees have taken advantage of our benefits package to advance their education at every level. We have associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree candidates and graduates throughout our organization. Next month, Manufacturing Matters Monthly will feature Freudenberg NOK in Northfield. To learn about advanced manufacturing training and academic programs at Lakes Region Community College, email TAACCCT project coordinator Don Brough at email@example.com. To learn more about CCSNH advancements under the TAACCCT grant, e-mail marketing coordinator Desiree Crossley at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about EPTAM Plastics Ltd., visit www. eptam.com or email email@example.com.
Meredith board gives final approval to plans for new Rite-Aid store next to Irving By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — The Planning Board this week conditionally approved the Rite-Aid Corporations plan to construct a 15,000-square-foot drugstore on a 2.77 lot on Route 25, between the Irving travel plaza and the Trinity Episcopal Church. Originally proposed in January, 2012, the project was dogged by concerns about traffic, initially the location of the entrance to the drugstore and later the question of a pedestrian crossing. After several false starts, Rite-Aid and Cobalt Properties, owner of the Irving lot, reached agreement on a shared driveway. However, the driveway will be directly opposite Abbey Lane, the entrance to Meredith Bay Village, whose residents warned that the project would exacerbate already dangerous traffic conditions on the heavily travelled highway. To address the safety issue, the plan includes extending the 30 mile-per-hour speed limit further eastward and installing an elaborate signaled crosswalk. Two beacons will be placed on Route 25, one at the crosswalk near the shared entrance to the Rite-Aid drugstore and the Irving travel plaza and another 400 feet up the hill to the east. When a pedestrian seeking to cross Route 25 presses the button to activate the beacon at the crosswalk, both beacons will flash yellow for four seconds then turn yellow for six seconds, warning oncoming vehicles before turning red to stop traffic and signaling walk to pedestrians. Planning Director Angela LaBrecque said the New Hampshire Department of Transportation has accepted the plan, but has yet issue to formally issue the driveway permit the project requires. 2 for 1 from page one Abbott said the reason she wanted back into the fray is because she is “very concerned about what I am seeing with the management of our town.” She said she the current town leaders are not following proper personnel policies, town procedures and ordinances. Abbott also said she is seeing a lack of respect for some of the town’s department heads but declined to say which ones. After the last budget sessions, Abbott said she also is concerned about the lack of funding for many of the capital reserve accounts the town has traditionally contributed to annually. “It’s like raiding the future to pay for the present,” she said. She also said she was upset that the selectmen originally weren’t going to put the warrant articles they didn’t support before the SB-2 deliberative session until she and some others who attended the public hearing on the budget raised concerns about not presenting them to voters. She said that the town’s credit rating could be affected by its lack of saving for things the town’s leaders know they will need in the future. Guarino said he supported what he called the temporary cessation of some of the capital account funding. He said with insurance and fuel costs continuing to rise and the the property taxpayers shouldering the taxes that they needed a break until the economy turns around. With an eye to residential property tax relief, Guarino also wants to encourage development of the business corridor along Route 106. “I want to be more proactive about bringing more businesses to Gilmanton,” he said. Describing himself as the more experienced candidate, Guarino said he also wants to meet with the Belknap County Commissioners about the dues paid to Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid and the new proposed Belknap County House of Corrections. As for recycling, Abbott said she favors some kind of plan to get more people to recycle. “We’ve tried for years to get some plan in place but it’s never passed at town meeting,” she said, noting over the years to town has had numerous recycling committees that have gone nowhere. She said she is aware that it costs the town money to throw away garbage and recycling saves the town money but she’s not sure the residents are ready for some kind of mandatory program. “We’ll see what happens to Article 38,” she said. Article 38 on this years warrant, if it passes, will ask selectmen to set up some kind of system that requires the separation of garbage and recyclables. Guarino described himself as an “avid recycler” who recycles see next page
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Jacques promoted to sergeant at Gilford Police Detective Sgt. Christopher Jacques and his wife Jessica learn last night at the Selectboard meeting that Jacques has been promoted to sergeant. Jacques, who was also accompanied by his two daughters and many friends, family, and fellow officers has been a police officer in Gilford since 2001. He was promoted to Field Training Officer in 2005 and made a detective in 2009. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)
from preceding page nearly 80 percent of the household waste in his own home. “I believe in it myself but don’t believe making it mandatory will work in Gilmanton,” he said. In summary, Abbott said she wants to be the “voice of reason” for Gilmanton to respect all the laws and ordinances adopted by the people. “I want to keep Gilmanton the special place that it is,” she said. Guarino also noted that if he is elected
he would write a monthly update for the local newspapers that would summarize what the board has been doing. He noted that many of the elderly don’t use the Internet and still depend on newspapers for much of the information about the town government. There will be a candidates forum Wednesday, March 6 at the Gilmanton School starting at 6 p.m. Both candidates said they would attend and encouraged members of the general public to attend as well.
STORM from page 2 Hampshire, southeastern Vermont and inland Maine. The storm packed snow onto the mountains of Vermont and a mixture of snow and rain in the lower elevations. By noon Wednesday, the mountain town of Woodford, Vt., in the southern part of the state, already had reported 11.8 inches, the National Weather Service said. “The mountains and ski areas are doing pretty good,” said Andy Nash, a National Weather Service forecaster in Burlington, Vt. “They’re going to get the jackpot with this storm.” Mount Snow had reported 7 to 9 inches of new snow and more was on the way as the storm was expected to
continue overnight and into Thursday, with the southern Green Mountains forecast to get more than a foot. Other mountain areas could get 8 to 10 inches. Lower elevations could see several inches by morning, as rain turns to snow, Nash said. New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton said it was “very, very quiet” in terms of road conditions and accidents, with the exception of a midafternoon accident that shut down Route 125 in Milton. “We’ve got rain throughout a good chunk of the state and black and wet pavement,” Boynton said. “We’ve had a very few incidents, a couple of vehicles in snow banks.”
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Gilford High Robotics Team hopes for return trip to St. Louis BY ADAM DRAPCHO
robots can score points by climbing a three-tier tower placed in the arena. The robot created by the Gilford team is capable of throwing the discs into a target as far as 19 feet away. However, what the team thinks will set its invention apart is its ability to climb to the top of the tower, an additional challenge they think many teams will ignore. As co-captain Lindsey Essaff explained, a robot that reaches the top of the tower will score as many points as are possible in both of the first two rounds. “I think if we have a climber that can climb to the top of the tower every time, we’ll do pretty well,” Essaff said. A junior, Essaff said she had no interest in robotics prior to joining the team. She tried it out only on the insistence of a couple of friends who, like her, were also working to help build a set for the drama club. “A few of my friends were like, ‘I’m dragging you by your ear, you’re coming to robotics.’ I never left,” she recalled. The daughter of a machinist — her father Peter has since joined the team as a mentor — Essaff specializes in the mechanical operations of the robot and management of 25-member team. That team has been working doggedly for the past six weeks to conceive and create its robot. Students completed virtually all of the robot’s design and construction, as well as a vast majority of the computer coding. With the competition near, the team is working on finishing touches to the robot, including an improved mechanism for throwing the discs. The team has worked about four hours after each school day and has put in 12-hour days on the weekends. While the rest of the school has been silent during vacation week, robotics team members have been busy. If the team is successful at either regional competition, Drever said, another challenge will appear. Last year, it cost about $27,000 to take the
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GILFORD — Last year, the Gilford High School robotics team set a new high water mark for itself by winning its way to the national competition, held in St. Louis, Mo. Having had a taste, the team now wants to earn its way back, and will attempt to do so beginning this weekend. The GHS robotics team has signed up for two regional competitions this year, the first is being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Manchester. Then, at the beginning of April, the team will travel to Lewiston, Maine for another shot at a ticket to St. Louis. Team mentor Chris Drever said the team faces some challenges this year that it didn’t have last year. Still, he’s optimistic about his team’s chances. The Eagles started off the year with a deficit of experience. Last year’s success was propelled by a team heavy with seniors. This year, the team’s average age is skewed in the other direction. There’s only one senior on the robotics team — co-captain Dominic Jude — and five freshmen. “We’re training up the freshmen, we have some very good freshmen, but we lost a lot of experience last year,” said Drever. Complicating the team’s inexperience has been this winter’s weather, which robbed the team of precious build time. As a result, Drever said the team hasn’t had the time to refine its robot as much as has been possible in years past. The challenge for this year’s First Robotics competition is titled “Ultimate Ascent,” which features teams of robots, randomly assembled from different competing teams, working together to score points. The robots will first score by autonomously throwing or placing discs in target slots, then, in the second round, team members will remotely control their robots, again with the goal of getting discs into targets. In the final round,
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team to St. Louis, money that the team doesn’t have at the ready. However, he’s hopeful that businesses, organizations and individuals will step forward to help the team again, as they did last year. Major contributors last year included SAIC, BAE Systems, the Town of Gilford, Plymouth State University, Meredith Savings Bank, Gilford Environmental Endowment Foundation, New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Gilford Rotary Club, Cactus Jack’s & T-Bones, Eptam Plastics, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, McDonald’s, Fratello’s, Sal’s Pizza, Kitchen Crav-
ings and Papa Gino’s. For Essaff joining the robotics team has been a highlight of her high school career. “I’ve learned so much doing this. It’s not just robotics, it’s a huge team-playing thing. You literally can’t get by without everyone.” Asked about her desire to return to the national championship, she said, “I would love to go back to St. Louis. It was so much fun last year. We saw the teams that won the championship, that’s the level that you want to aspire to. It was really nice to see that higher level, to see what we want to aim for.”
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At swearing in, Hagel says time to turn page on decade of war WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Hagel was sworn in Wednesday as defense secretary — President Barack Obama’s third in just over four years and the first who really wanted one of Washington’s toughest jobs. Introducing himself to Pentagon workers shortly after taking the oath of office, Hagel said he was humbled by the opportunity and ready for the challenge. He survived a contentious confirmation process in which some Republican senators questioned his suitability for the job and suggested he lacked the character to lead the military. “I’ll be honest, I’ll be direct, I’ll expect the same from you,” he told a standing-room-only audience of several hundred civilian Defense Department workers and members of the military. “I’ll never ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do.” He called the automatic budget cuts due to take effect on Friday — to include $46 billion in Pentagon reductions — “a reality” that “we need to deal with.” He’ll also have to deal with the complexities of winding down the war in Afghanistan. U.S. combat troops are to fully withdraw by the end of next year, but Obama has yet to announce how many troops may stay to continue training and advising the Afghan army and targeting al-Qaida and affiliated extremist groups. Hagel made no explicit mention of Afghanistan,
but in a written statement to Pentagon employees he mentioned that 34,000 U.S. troops will come home over the coming year. “As we turn the page on more than a decade of grinding conflict, we must broaden our attention to future threats and challenges,” he said, citing cyber warfare as an example. He also emphasized the importance he places on alliances like NATO. Hagel succeeds Leon Panetta, who had hoped to retire from public service after serving as Obama’s first CIA director but was talked into taking over last July for Robert Gates, a holdover from President George W. Bush’s Pentagon. Gates made a point of carrying a “countdown clock” tracking the time until he could retire. Panetta had already retreated to his home in California last weekend to follow the outcome of Senate votes Tuesday that granted Panetta his wish not to have to return to Washington. He had packed his bags, boxed up his office and said his final farewells days earlier. Hagel was confirmed on a Senate vote of 58-41, with four Republicans joining the Democrats in backing him. Hagel’s only GOP support came from former colleagues Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Dick Shelby of Alabama and Mike Johanns of Nebraska — all three had announced their support earlier — and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
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Knock. Knock. Anybody home? A man driving a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle down High Street toward Union Avenue late yesterday afternoon lost control on the slick roadway near the foot of the hill and veered into the rear of the multi-family residence at 141 Union Avenue, in the northeast corner of the intersection. Lieutenant Chris Shipp of the Laconia Fire Department said that the driver sought to steer into a parking area behind the building, but struck the entrance to Unit 2, ripping the door from its hinges. No one was injured by the collision and the SUV sustained only light damage. The resident of the apartment was making arrangements to secure the entry way against the weather. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)
from preceding page musician. A Time magazine cover proclaimed him “The Texan Who Conquered Russia.” The win also showed the power of the arts, creating unity despite the tension between the superpowers. Music-loving Soviets clamored to see him perform. Premier Nikita Khrushchev reportedly gave the goahead for the judges to honor a foreigner: “Is Cliburn the best? Then give him first prize.” In the years that followed, Cliburn’s popularity soared. He sold out concerts and caused riots when he was spotted in public. His fame even prompted an Elvis Presley fan club to change its name to his. His recording of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Russian conductor Kirill Kondrashin became the first classical album to reach platinum status. Time magazine’s 1958 cover story quoted a friend as saying Cliburn could become “the first man in
history to be a Horowitz, Liberace and Presley all rolled into one.” Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, who won the Tchaikovsky competition in 1998 at the age of 23, the same age as Cliburn, said Cliburn’s “romantic style captured the hearts of Soviet audience.” “Everyone was in love with him,” Matsuev said. “And he loved the Soviet Union, Russia and the Russian public.” Matsuev, who knew Cliburn personally, described him as an “incredibly delicate, kind and gentle man who dedicated his entire life to art.” He also used his skill and fame to help other young musicians through the Van Cliburn International Music Competition, held every four years. Created in 1962 by a group of Fort Worth teachers and citizens, it remains among the top showcases for the world’s best pianists.
FACE from page 2 pital said it was not releasing a current picture of her. Tarleton’s sister, Kesstan Blandin, shared a statement from Tarleton that said she felt “really good and happy.” “I want to convey to the donor’s family what a great gift they have given to me,” the statement said. “...I feel strong and I am confident that I have the strength to deal with whatever comes my way.” The Thetford, Vt., woman suffered burns on more than 80 percent of her body and was left blind after her attacker beat her with a baseball bat and doused her with the industrial strength chemical in June 2007. Tarleton, who once worked as a transplant nurse, has undergone more than 50 surgeries since then. The operations included skin grafts and work that
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Granite Staters warned of snow building up on roofs CONCORD — Snow accumulations on roofs pose the danger of roof collapse, warned Perry E. Plummer, New Hampshire’s Acting Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Wednesday. “Snow accumulations on flat roof commercial or institutional buildings pose the greatest threat,” Plummer said. “We urge building owners or managers to monitor their buildings, ensure that roof drains are clear and to remove snow as soon as that
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CAMPING from page one only — would be 10-feet by 20-feet and no trailers or campers would be allowed. Addressing Selectman Kevin Hayes concern that camping could take away business from surrounding hotels and motels, DiCarli said a camping site would likely be aimed at a demographic that likely couldn’t afford hotels and would likely be driving back home after a show. DiCarli said the overnight campers could be an economic boost to some of the area restaurants that serve breakfast. Selectman John O’Brien said the first thing that came to his mind was “Woodstock” and wanted to know how Meadowbrook would enforce its security and curfew rules. DiCarli said campers would be allowed in the area one hour before the gates open to set up their site. He said each ticket sold with a camping benefit could come with a wrist band and only those people with wrist bands would be allowed into the camping area — that will have one way in and one way out.
He also assured selectmen that Meadowbrook was not interested in harming its good reputation throughout the industry and if the experiment didn’t work for any reason, the company would have no qualms about pulling the plug on it. Police Chief Kevin Keenan said the camping idea was a “big unknown” but that he, Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Perkins who handles security at Gunstock during Soul Fest, and the security team at Meadowbrook have met repeatedly and he is comfortable with the experiment. He assured selectmen that after the first camping event, he and the Meadowbrook team would hold a review and report back to the selectmen. This is the third expansion and/or project Meadowbrook has undergone this year. By the time the 2013 season starts, they will have expanded their seating capacity from 6,000 to 7,500, built more space under the pavilion for more covered seating, and added upwards of 250 parking spaces. A second entrance and exit onto Kimball Road should be finished before the new season begin.
NEWTOWN from page 2 Second Amendment’s right to bear arms and take firearms from law-abiding citizens, and said current laws aimed at keeping guns from criminals are not fully enforced. “The best way to prevent crazy people” from getting firearms is to better enforce the existing federal background check system, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. That system is designed to prevent criminals, people with mental problems and others from obtaining guns. It only applies to weapons sold by federally licensed dealers, and expanding that system to nearly all gun transactions is the central proposal in President Barack Obama’s package of gun restrictions he unveiled last month, along with bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. As if to underscore the hurdles Obama’s plan faces on Capitol Hill, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., told reporters Wednesday that he opposed universal background checks like the president wants and predicted it would not be part of his chamber’s gun legislation. He wants the current federal background check system strengthened, improving how states provide it with mental health information about citizens and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking. At the same time, election results from Tuesday highlighted gun control’s potency as a political issue. Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly won a House Democratic primary in the state after a political commit-
tee favoring firearms curbs financed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Independence USA, spent more than $2 million on ads for her. Kelly’s opponent had opposed an assault weapons ban. The Senate Judiciary panel could begin writing gun legislation Thursday, but that seems all but certain to slip to next week. At the Senate hearing, spectators dabbed tears from their cheeks as Heslin described his last morning with his son, including getting a final hug as he dropped him off at school. The hearing room was packed with relatives and neighbors of victims of Newtown, as well as people affected by other shootings at Aurora, Colo., and Virginia Tech. “It’s all going to be OK,” Heslin says his son told him. “And it wasn’t OK.” Dr. William Begg, an emergency room doctor who treated some Newtown casualties, described assault weapons wounds. Begg noted that the coroner’s report said each child had three to 11 bullet wounds. “They had such horrific injuries to their little bodies,” said Begg. He said an assault weapons bullet “opens up” and does not travel in a straight line, adding, “That’s not a survivable injury.” The hearing featured heated exchanges, such as when Graham pressed Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn about the government’s prosecution of only a handful of the roughly 80,000 people annually who fail background checks after falsely stating they qualify for guns.
SUPREME COURT from page one appreciable differences between the places covered by the law and those that are not. They also wondered whether there was any end in sight for a provision that intrudes on states’ rights to conduct elections and which was regarded as an emergency response to decades of state-sponsored discrimination in voting, despite the Fifteenth Amendment’s guarantee of the vote for black Americans. While the justices and lawyers uniformly praised the effectiveness of the advance approval requirement since it took effect in 1965, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the country passed other important laws that also ran their course. “Times change,” he said. If Kennedy sides with his four more conservative colleagues, there would be a five-justice majority to cut back on the law or get rid of it entirely. As his administration was defending the voting rights law, President Barack Obama was across the
street unveiling a statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, who in 1955 famously refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., to a white man. The court will have to decide whether the conditions that gave rise to that seminal event are, like the statue, a part of history, or whether they persist in parts of the nation. The court’s four liberal justices appeared uniformly to be willing to defer to the decision by Congress that more progress needs to be made before freeing states from the special federal monitoring. Those justices aggressively questioned Bert Rein, the lawyer representing Shelby County, Ala., in its challenge to the law. Justice Sonia Sotomayor acknowledged some parts of the South had changed, but asserted that recent voting rights lawsuits in Alabama suggested that Shelby County, near Birmingham, has not made sufficient progress.
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Colleen V. Bombardier, 89 LACONIA — Colleen V. Bombardier, 89, of 25 Union Avenue, died peacefully on February 26, 2013 at Concord Hospital, Concord, N.H. Born in Northumberland, N.H, August 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alma (Ducharme) Johnson. She attended school in Groveton, N.H. and lived most of her life in Laconia, N.H. Mrs. Bombardier worked many years with her deceased husband, Leon, at the Lynch Paint Center in Laconia from 1963 to 1990. Family members include her daughter, Virginia Harris and son-in-law, Fred Harris, of Manchester and daughter, Cheryl McAvenia, of Laconia and son, Edward P. Johnson, who passed away in 1998. She was also predeceased by her sister, Carolyn, and brother, Lawrence, of Groveton, N.H. Other family members include her four grandchildren, Fred Harris, Jr., Steven E. Harris, Connie Murabito, Charles McAvenia and families; five great grandchildren and several nephews, nieces and cousins. She leaves behind many loving friends, especially Mike and Sharon Morin and children, Jennifer and
Paintball biathlon Sunday at Gunstock Nordic Center GILFORD — A Paintball Biathlon race in which participants use the skate ski technique and shoot a paintball gun at targets will be held at the Gunstock Nordic Center at Gunstock on Sunday, March 3. The event is open to all ages with adults through ninth grade competition starting at 10 a.m. There will be a raffle at noon and Kindergarten and up through 8th grade competition starts at 1 p.m. Everyone skis 3 loops (varying distances based on age) and gets a chance to shoot twice: 5 paintballs at 3 targets. Prizes for top 3 in each age or grade category.
Cost is $10 for NENSA (or New England Nordic Ski Association Members) or $15 for non-NENSA members. People can sign up at skireg.com through the GNA website gunstocknordic.com After the Biathlon, there will also be a ski orienteering clinic and race for a $5 fee. Race to a series of control locations along the trail network in order, with the route between them up to you. An introductory clinic run by Up North Orienteers (http://www.upnoor.org/) will be held shortly after the morning biathlon race.
LACONIA — The New Hampshire Humane Society will host the first of two Rabies & Micro chipping clinics, this Saturday March 2 from 10 a.m. until noon at it’s shelter on Meredith Center Road. Shelter veterinarian Dr. Brenda Stowe will provide one year rabies inoculations for all cats and dogs over the age of 12 weeks. Rabies vaccine offering three years of coverage will be provided with proper proof of prior rabies vaccination – the actual certificate. Cost of vaccine $10 per animal. Micro Chipping is also available for an addition fee of just $25 per pet. All cats, for their own safety must be in carriers.
Dogs on leashes at all times. New Hampshire Humane Society is the oldest shelter in New Hampshire serving the Lakes Region and beyond for all animal adoption needs of those looking for their next pet. The animal welfare agency placed 1300 animals in 2012. No creature is euthanized for space or time constraints, rather, care and comfort are provided until adoption day, no matter how long the wait might be. To find out about adoptable animals or to learn more about sevices and programmes call 524-3252 or check www.nhhumane.org
LACONIA — Laconia Little League has received permission to extend its league boundaries to include both Gilmanton and Meredith effective immediately. This means that children from these communities
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Leslie. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 4:00-7:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N. H. Burial will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00AM. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Merrimack County Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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Planning Commission holding open house on Granite State Future project MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will hold an Open House on Thursday March 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at its office at 103 Main Street, the Humiston building. The purpose of the Open House is to provide an opportunity for commissioners, local officials, and the public to meet LRPC staff and talk about the Granite State Future project and LRPC’s ongoing planning work that will inform the development of the Lakes Region Plan. The Granite State Future (GSF) project is a statewide project among all of the regional planning commissions coordinated by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and funded through a threeyear grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each of the state’s nine regional planning commissions are responsible for developing a regional plan. The Regional Plans will be developed based on local values and needs that together present a vision for how we can improve our communities, regions, and the state. Throughout the state, regions and localities are facing decisions about transportation and land use, about economic development and resource management, and about housing, public health, energy, and cultural, historic, and natural resources. Some of the objectives of the GSF are to identify important local assets that contribute to our lasting prosperity; capitalize on and incorporate shared values and opportunities included in existing plans and research; plan for public infrastructure investment through an open and transparent process; direct capital investments toward locally identified needs; and conserve our natural, social and financial resources. The open house is an opportunity for the LRPC to share information on what it has heard to date through its ongoing planning projects. Displays on housing, transportation, economic development, broadband, hazard mitigation planning, and environmental resources will be on display. Refreshments, a quiz and raffle for attendees are also planned.
An association of 30 communities, the LRPC has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed preservation, economic development, mapping and technical
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LACONIA — Jason Baldini and Ryan McGarghan were the winners of the Snowshoe Disc Golf World Championship Tournament held on Saturday, February 23 at Mystic Meadows on Parade Road. They were crowned as champions with a winning score and course record of 53 in the event, which was a fundraiser for Better Together, an organization working to rekindle a sense of community in the Lakes Region. Second place went to Steve Robie and Andrew Moody and third place to Nico Brady and Zack Horne.
‘’I’m telling all my friends to play next year. This is going on my Facebook page,’’ said Brandon Alger, a student at Laconia High School and volunteer for Better Together. Mystic Meadows is already making plans for the 2014 World Championship and plans to hold a snowshoe disc golf league every Saturday at noon as long as there is snow. Mystic Meadows thanked all the Better Together volunteers as well as Burrito Me, Ippolito’s Furniture, Belknap Tire and MC Cycle & Sport for contributing prizes for the One Toss Jackpot.
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MEREDITH — American Legion Post 33 is hosting a Karaoke event on Saturday March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith. The event is sponsored by the American Legion. All interested people are invited to come sing and watch others sing and have fun. There is no smoking at this event. A $5 donation is requested for this event.
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As part of National Sportsmanship Week the Inter-Lakes Student Athletic Leadership Council (SALC) held a sportsmanship essay contest. Students in grades 3-8 in the Inter-Lakes School District were asked to answer the question, “Why is Sportsmanship Important to Me”? The female winning essay was written by 4th grader Olivia Jenkins (center). Olivia read her essay before the boys’ basketball game on February 5 and was presented an Inter-Lakes Athletics t-shirt. Pictured with her above are members of the SALC - Caitlin Rotonnelli (left) and Sarah Dunlap (right). (Courtesy photo)
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great partnerships at the mountain working with larger events such as Soulfest™ and Timberman Ironman™. The timing of the event will provide great opportunities for local businesses after Memorial Day and just prior to BikeWeek.” “Our event promises to challenge even the toughest of men and women in New England on multiple levels,” said Sheetal Aiyer, Vice President of Venues at Tough Mudder. “Participants will be challenged physically and mentally, and they will need the help of one another to make it through the course. We are changing the way Americans think of endurance challenges and having a lot of fun along the way.” Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). To help its cause and to support the needs of severely injured service men and women, Tough Mudder is offering a special discount to participants who see competing in a Tough Mudder as an opportunity to raise funds for WWP. Over the past three years, Tough Mudder has built a series of more than 50 events around the globe and is billed as “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet.” The event is listed as Tough Mudder’s Boston event. Registration is open now at ToughMudder.com. Those travelling to the Lakes Region can make reservations online at www.gunstock.com at one of 22 partner hotels.
Better Choices, Better Health workshop coming to Laconia Senior Center LACONIA — The Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties is bringing Better Choices, Better Health to the Laconia Senior Center. Better Choices, Better Health is an interactive workshop designed to help adults and caregivers with the challenges associated with a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, chronic pain, or anxiety. The program encourages people to take charge of their lives via 6 two and half hour sessions where they will benefit from an interactive, peer-supported workshop led by two certified leaders. The sessions help participants to set their own goals and to make step-by-step plans to improve and manage their health and lives. A variety of topics will be discussed including nutrition, better breathing,
fitness/exercise, pain, fatigue, communication, plans for health care, problem solving, medications, making treatment decisions, depression, working with health care professionals, using the mind to manage symptoms, and future planning. Previous participants have found the class to be both helpful for coping with chronic conditions and empowering through the knowledge that they are not alone and the resources available to them. The program will be offered at the Laconia Senior Center located at 17 Church Street every Thursday from March 7 through April 11. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required; call 524-7689 to register as space is limited. If transportation is needed call the Laconia Senior Center at 5247689 to schedule a ride.
First Lakes Region Manufacturing Week observed March 11-15 LACONIA — Belknap Economic Development Council welcomes the Lakes Region community to explore the world of advanced manufacturing during the first annual Lakes Region Manufacturing Week, March 11-15. The week features tours and open house events at eight manufacturing facilities throughout the region. In addition, Lakes Region Community College will host an information session for the community to learn more about new advanced manufacturing certificate and degree programs. The Huot Technical Center’s Manufacturing & Pre-Engineering Program will also host an open house for anyone interested in learning about their unique four-year high school program that prepares students for careers in high-tech fields. A detailed schedule can be found here: http://www.belknapedc.org/ lrmanufacturingweek2013.html “This will be a fun opportunity for people from the community to get inside
these high-tech companies and see what they do,” said Carmen Lorentz, Executive Director of Belknap EDC. “Many people don’t have a direct link to manufacturing today, so we wanted to give the community a chance to get to know these companies and see for themselves what great career opportunities they offer. It’s a really exciting industry to be part of.” Advanced manufacturing is a critical industry in New Hampshire, making up 19% of the state’s economy and paying $75,000 on average. In the Lakes Region, advanced manufacturing employs over 4,000 people, which is 10% of of the local employment base. These businesses are not the same factories that employed thousands more people many decades ago – they are nimble, high-tech companies that rely on advanced technology and highly skilled employees to manufacture products for markets that require a high degree of precision, such as aerospace and medical product.
CENTER HARBOR — The Diane K. Kline Memorial Scholarship Fund announces that it will be awarding scholarships to qualified applicants and that applications for scholarship assistance are now available. This private fund was established in 2011 in order to award scholarships to educational experiences for students within school districts SAU 2 and SAU 45 (Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough, Sandwich, Ashland) so that they may educate and better themselves in order to build a stronger community. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and reside in New Hampshire and are attending or have attended schools in SAU 2 or SAU 45. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit and/or other non-academic factors, such as community service, school
activities or work experience. Examples of scholarship assistance include, but are not limited to, individuals who may be upgrading job skills or developing skills for job entry, enrolling in college or graduate school, registering for camp programs or any program leading to becoming a better educated person. Applications are available from school counselors at all Inter-Lakes and Moultonborough schools, Sandwich Central School and Ashland Elementary School. Applications can also be downloaded by visiting the Diane K. Kline Memorial Scholarship Fund website at www. dkkmsf.org or writing to the Diane K. Kline Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 526, Center Harbor, NH 03226. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 12.
Diane K. Kline Memorial Scholarship Fund applications now available
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To celebrate 25 Years of Lakeland School
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1145 Union Ave. Laconia, NH • 603-528-8588 Open Monday thru Friday 8 am - 5 pm Saturday 8 am - noon MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
By virtue of a power of sale contained in a certain mortgage deed given by MARK E. FLANDERS and NICOLE A. FLANDERS, husband and wife, whose mailing address is 79 Tracy Way, Meredith, New Hampshire 03253, to MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK, 24 NH Route 25, P.O. Box 177, Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, 03253, dated December 14, 2007, and recorded on December 21, 2007 in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2463, Page 0048, (the “Mortgage”) the holder of said mortgage, pursuant to and in execution of said powers, and for breach of conditions of said mortgage deed, (and the Note secured thereby of near or even date, and related documents) and for the purpose of foreclosing the same shall sell at
PUBLIC AUCTION On March 8, 2013 at 11:00 o’clock in the morning, pursuant to N.H. R.S.A. 479:25, on the premises herein described being located at 79 Tracy Way, Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, being all and the same premises more particularly described in the Mortgage. TERMS OF SALE: Said premises will be sold subject to (i) all unpaid taxes and liens, whether or not of record; (ii) mortgages, liens, attachments and all other encumbrances and rights, titles and interests of third persons which are entitled to precedence over the Mortgages; and (iii) any other matters affecting title of the Mortgagor to the premises disclosed herein. DEPOSITS: Prior to commencement of the auction, all registered bidders shall pay a deposit in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). At the conclusion of the auction of the premises, the highest bidder’s deposit, if such high bidder’s bid is accepted by the Bank, shall immediately be paid to the Bank and shall be held by the Bank subject to these Terms of Sale. All deposits required hereunder shall be made in cash or by check to the order of the Bank, which is acceptable to the Bank in its sole and absolute discretion. WARRANTIES AND CONVEYANCE: The Bank shall deliver a Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed of the Real Estate to the successful bidder accepted by the Bank within forty-five (45) days from the date of the foreclosure sale, upon receipt of the balance of the Purchase Price in cash or check acceptable to Bank. The Real estate will be conveyed with those warranties contained in the Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed, and no others. FEDERAL TAX LIEN: If the property to be sold is subject to a tax lien of the United States of America Internal Revenue Service, unless said lien is released after sale, the sale may be subject to the right of the United States of America to redeem the lands and premises on or before 120 days from the date of the sale. BREACH OF PURCHASE CONTRACT: If any successful bidder fails to complete the contract of sale resulting from the Bank’s acceptance of such successful bidder’s bid, such successful bidder’s deposit may, at the option of the Bank, be retained as full liquidated damages or may be held on account of the damages actually suffered by the Bank. If such deposit is not retained as full liquidated damages, the Bank shall have all of the privileges, remedies and rights available to the Bank at law or in equity due to such successful bidder’s breach of the contract of sale. Notice of the election made hereunder by the Bank shall be given to a defaulting successful bidder within 50 days after the date of the public auction. If the Bank fails to notify a defaulting successful bidder of which remedy the Bank has elected hereunder, the Bank shall be conclusively deemed to have elected to be holding the deposit on account of the damages actually suffered by the Bank. Upon any such default, Meredith Village Savings Bank shall have the right to sell the property to any back up bidder or itself. AMENDMENT OF TERMS OF SALE: The Bank reserves the right to amend or change the Terms of Sale set forth herein by announcement, written or oral, made prior to the commencement of the public auction. NOTICE TO THE MORTGAGOR, ANY GRANTEE OF THE MORTGAGOR AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING A LIEN OR OTHER ENCUMBRANCE ON THE PREMISES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. For further information respecting the aforementioned foreclosure sale, contact Paul McInnis, CAI, AARE, One Juniper Road, North Hampton, NH 03862, 1-800-242-8354. Dated this the 8th day of February, 2013. MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK By Its Attorneys Minkow & Mahoney Mullen, P.A. By: Peter J. Minkow, Esq. 4 Stevens Ave., Suite 3 P.O. Box 235 Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6511 Publication Dates: February 14, 21 & 28, 2013.
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Annual Boys and Girls Club Spring Fling Youth Art Month Exhibition hosted by set for April 20 at Gilford Youth Center
Plymouth State University
GILFORD — Tickets are on sale now for the Annual Boys and Girls Club Spring Fling Event which will take place on April 20 at the Gilford Youth Center. The Spring Fling is held each April to support the mission of the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region. The night’s festivities will include an elegant dinner provided by Contigiani Catering, live and silent auctions, and dancing to the popular Wicked Smart Horn Band which has opened for the Oak Ridge Boys as well as performed at the gubernatorial inaugurations for Maggie Hassan and John Lynch. Major sponsors of the event are: Auto Serve of NH (autoservnh.com), Lovering Volvo (www.loveringmeredith.com) and Eptam Plastics. Assisting the club in preparation for the festivities are Lake Region Floral, Belknap Landscaping, Taylor Rental and the Gilford Youth Center. To receive an invitation or for additional information sponsorships or donation opportunities, contact Executive Director Cheryl Avery or Melanie Maki at (603) 528-0197 or email@example.com The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region is non-profit organization committed to assisting our local youth reach their full potential.
PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University are partnering with the New Hampshire Art Education Association (NHAEA) to host an exhibit of art works including painting, drawing sculpture, ceramics, photography and prints produced by the many talented artists in New Hampshire schools. The exhibition will be held in the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University campus March 4-22. A preview reception is scheduled from noon–2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Every year in March, the National Art Education Association and the NHAEA promote Youth Art Month with regional and statewide exhibitions. This year as many as 120 students from across the e state will participate. According to Gallery Director Terry Downs, “three of the many fine purposes of Youth Art Month stand out: to direct the public’s attention to the value of art education which develops divergent and critical thinking, to recognize that art is necessity for a better quality of life for all people and to recognize that art education is a vital component in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.” The New Hampshire Art Education Association (nhaea.org), a professional organization for art educators at every level of instruction and those interested in the future of art education, promotes visual arts education for the state of New Hampshire.
At right: Community business leaders come together to support the Boys and Girls Club’s Spring Fling fund raiser. From left to right : Cheryl Avery Director of the Boys and Girls Club; Paul Gaudet Jr. of AutoServ New Hampshire; Barbara Leone Spring Fling co-chair; Hali Dearborn of Eptam Plastics. Absent from the photo is Vanessa Lovering of Lovering Volvo of Meredith. (Courtesy photo)
Laconia Youth Football Public hearing March 7 for Sanbornton’s master plan and Cheer sign-ups held on Monday evening SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Planning Board will hold a public hearing, as required by state law, to present to the public the proposed new master plan for the Town of Sanbornton. The hearing will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Sanbornton Town Office located at 573 Sanborn Road (NH Route 132). The new Master Plan is an up-date of the previous Master Plan which was adopted in 1995. Under state law, communities are not required to have a Master Plan but may choose to adopt such a plan on a voluntary basis. The Planning Board is granted the authority by state law to prepare, adopt and/or amend, from time to time, the Town’s Master Plan. Any communities wishing to adopt a zoning ordinance are required by state law to have a Master Plan in place. The proposed Master plan was prepared over a four year period by the Master Plan Advisory Committee (MPAC) which contained members of various Town boards and committees as well as representatives of various community organizations and interested citizens. The MPAC members were appointed as volunteers by the Board of Selectmen. The MPAC worked with Town Planner Bob Ward to prepare the draft Master Plan which was then presented to the Sanbornton Planning Board for its review, amendment and eventual presentation to the public prior to adoption. At the Public Hearing the Planning Board will present
and review the content of the proposed Master Plan for public information as well as to answer any questions or accept any in-put from the public. Generally the Master Plan contains information about the natural and manmade resources of the Town and the results of a public opinion survey which was conducted during the early stages of the planning process. The Plan provides a comprehensive set of land use recommendations intended to guide decision-making concerning the growth and development of the town of Sanbornton for the next fifteen years. The Master Plan is ultimately a policy document which sets a recommended course to be followed and should be understood as not having the force of law as a zoning regulation does. Any decision concerning the Town’s Zoning Ordinance will be made by vote of the Town Meeting. Prior to the public hearing, copies of the proposed Master Plan are available for review at the Town Office or the Town Library. Circulation copies of the Master Plan may be signed out at the Town Library. The proposed Master Plan is also available for viewing on-line on the Town website at www.sanborntonnh.org. Persons interested in purchasing a copy of the Master Plan may do so at the Town Office for a purchase price of $25. Anyone having questions concerning the proposed Master Plan or the hearing and adoption process may contact the Town Planner at 286-8303.
PLYMOUTH — Celebrate the start of spring at the Third Annual Taste of the Valley, Thursday, March 21 at Plymouth State University’s Prospect Hall. Doors for this popular event open at 4:30 p.m. The Annual Taste of the Valley is an opportunity to sample all the finest cuisine prepared by some of the area’s finest and most popular establishments. Although the list is expected to grow over the coming weeks, restaurants already committed include Country Cow Restaurant, Woodstock Inn, Station, & Brewery and Perfecta Wine Company. The Annual Taste of the Valley also features and open bar and, for the first time, attendees can purchase tokens to sample the amazing beers and wines
from the Woodstock Brewery and the Perfecta Wine Company. Also available will be glasses featuring the new Pemi Valley Chamber logo. “This is a great opportunity to sample the delicious fare from many arearestaurants all in one evening,” said Tamara Cocchiarella, “and to celebrate the start of spring with old and new friends, all while supporting the Pemi Valley Chamber of Commerce.” Tickets are only $25 each, or $30 with five beer and/or wine sample tastes and all proceeds benefit the Pemi Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center at Exit 28. Tickets are available at the Visitor Information Center or by calling 726-3804.
Third Annual Taste of the Valley Coming to PSU
LACONIA — Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association will be holding 2013 football, cheer, and flag football sign ups at the Laconia Community Center on March 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. The registration fee is $100 for the first child $50 each additional child. People can also sign up by going to www.laconiachiefs.com. By the first practice, a copy of the child’s birth certificate, a completed physical form dated after Jan. 2013 (must be signed by the physician) and the last report card for that year will all be needed before the child is allowed to participate.
Crafters sought for Easter fair in Center Harbor
CENTER HARBOR — The Center Harbor Food Pantry will hold an Easter Craft Fair at the Center Harbor Christian Church on Bean Road on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters are wanted for the event and can call 9689608 to reserve a spot with prepayment required. Tables are $20 and it is $30 for two spaces with an additional $5 for electricity. All proceeds will benefit the Center Harbor Food Pantry.
Getting Started in Genealogy class March 7
MEREDITH — “Getting Started in Genealogy” will be offered at the Meredith Library on Thursday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to get started looking for their family history including how to use pedigree/ family charts, accessing free genealogy software online and using the library sponsored databases (Ancestry. com, HeritageQuest and AmericanAncestors.) To register for this class or for more information call 279-4303.
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By Holiday Mathis the inexperienced people you may find yourself among today, you don’t mind getting a negative answer. That’s where your natural salesmanship and the responses you’ve taken care to prepare kick in. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re the bright one with all the crazy notions today, which is a very good person to be. Money can’t buy ideas. Ideas come first, and the money can’t help but follow. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The world reads you like a poem today; your emotions seem compressed into brief bursts of language. Everyone knows how you feel and responds. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ve heard many warnings in your lifetime and know better than to give all equal credence. There are those around you who have cried “wolf” too many times to be taken seriously. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Beauty relies on freshness. It’s never the same twice. That’s why beauty must be searched for and can’t be hoarded, though it’s fun to try. You’ll take pleasure today in collecting pretty sights. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 28). The giving extends throughout the year as you continually deliver, even when you have not been asked, what you know will be needed, wanted and perhaps appreciated. It is your deepest joy to give in this way. Unusual bonds are forged in March and June. Someone makes good on a debt to you in August. Cancer and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 22, 48, 7 and 19.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). When someone you were thinking about calls you, it’s an affirmation of your psychic powers. Put them to even better use by envisioning an improved version of your personal life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Instead of talking to a few people in depth, connect briefly with many. There is something valuable to be gained from skimming the surface and covering a lot of social ground. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your retrograde guiding planet may lead you back to the scene of a mistake, giving you the rare do-over opportunity. You don’t have to do it right; just do it different from the way you did it the last time. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re not trying to win someone over. Rather, you just want to express yourself completely. Anyway, small gestures will soon be forgotten. You’ll have to be bold to make a difference. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Ideally, you’d have someone else around to sing your praises, but this is not always possible. Better to do some confident self-promotion than to modestly let an opportunity slip by. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you really like someone, you will think of ways to be of help. You’ll present a few this afternoon. Your aim is not to be paid, but to build the relationship and your value. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It does you no good to have projects on the back burner if you don’t remember to turn on the heat. Once you do, you’ll be surprised at how many will be happily fed from that low-key little dish. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Unlike
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2013. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1993, a gun battle erupted at a religious compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader David Koresh on weapons charges; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began. (The siege ended April 19 as fire erupted while federal agents smashed their way into the compound; Koresh and 78 other people were killed.) On this date: In 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded as the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others. In 1911, President William Howard Taft nominated William H. Lewis to be the first black Assistant Attorney General of the United States. In 1942, the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by Japanese forces during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait; both were sunk shortly after midnight. In 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix structure of DNA. In 1960, a day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif., the United States won its first Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia’s team, 9-4. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issued the Shanghai Communique, which called for normalizing relations between their countries, at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China. In 1983, the long-running TV series “M-A-S-H” ended after 11 seasons on CBS with a special 2½-hour finale that was watched by an estimated 121.6 million people. In 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme (PAHL’-meh) was shot to death in central Stockholm. (The killing remains unsolved.) In 1988, the 15th Olympic Winter Games held its closing ceremony in Calgary, Canada. One year ago: Republican Mitt Romney won presidential primary victories in Arizona and Michigan. Today’s Birthdays: Producer Saul Zaentz is 92. Architect Frank Gehry is 84. Actor Gavin MacLeod is 82. Actor Don Francks is 81. Actordirector-dancer Tommy Tune is 74. Hall of Fame auto racer Mario Andretti is 73. Actor Frank Bonner is 71. Actress Kelly Bishop is 69. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 66. Writer-director Mike Figgis is 65. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 65. Actress Bernadette Peters is 65. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is 65. Actress Ilene Graff is 64. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is 60. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 58. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Adrian Dantley is 57. Actor John Turturro is 56. Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 56. Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 52. Actress Maxine Bahns is 44. Actor Robert Sean Leonard is 44. Rock singer Pat Monahan is 44. Author Daniel Handler is 43. Actor Rory Cochrane is 41. Actress Ali Larter is 37. Country singer Jason Aldean is 36. Actor Geoffrey Arend is 35. Actress Michelle Horn is 26. Actor Bobb’e J. Thompson is 17.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Mike Stockbridge Jazz Trio at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. $10. BYOB. Laconia Little League registration open to residents of Gilford, Belmont, and Laconia. 6-8 p.m. Laconia Community Center. To register children online go www.laconiall. org. Gilford Public Library daily events. Tales for Tales and Conversational French 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6-7 p.m. Laconia Parks and Recreation Department conducts High School Open Gym and Ice Skating party. Open gym held from 1-4:15 p.m. Ice Skating party at Memorial Park held from 1-4 p.m. Features cocoa, cookies and bonﬁre. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 The Burners Gypsy Jazz Quintet at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $10. BYOB. Winter Adventures program at the Squam Lake Science Center in Holderness. 10 a.m. to noon. For adults and children age 7 and older. Explore the natural world of winter and meet one winter resident close up. Snowshoes available or bring your own. $7/member; $9/non-member. Call for reservations at 968-7194. Gilford Public Library events. Hooray, Hooray! It’s Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Knit Wits 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northﬁeld. 2-5 p.m. Mount Meredith 24ft. high indoor climbing wall open to the public at the Meredith Community Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Admission is $3 for children under 10 and $5 per adult. Family rate is $10 per visit. Equiptment provided. For more information call 279-8197.
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Dear Annie: I recently obtained proof of what I had long suspected: My husband of more than 40 years has been seeing prostitutes and having affairs for the past 20 years. During this time, he was always considerate and loving to me. I thought we had a wonderful marriage. When I confronted him with the evidence, he finally confessed. We went to a counselor, but after a single half-hour session, he wouldn’t go back. Aside from dealing with the shock and humiliation of the betrayal, I have two problems: First, I cannot forgive myself for not taking a firm stand when I first suspected his cheating. I put it out of my mind and continued as before. The second problem is that I cannot erase images of his affairs. My counselor, along with some books I have read, says to reestablish our close, loving relationship and let the past go. So I made the effort, and our marriage now seems fine. We are happy with each other, but I still suffer with the mental images. I fear that I have demeaned myself by reestablishing an intimate relationship with him. I wonder whether I might regain my self-esteem by telling him our marriage is over. I know there are other women in this situation, but I haven’t been able to find a support group. I am fortunate to have a job I am passionate about that allows me to enrich the lives of others. I know I am a useful human being. Please help me get over this. -- California Dear California: You must decide whether you are truly ready to leave your marriage. Forty years is a long time. But your husband’s track record doesn’t inspire confidence in his future fidelity, and his unwillingness to commit to counseling indicates that he wants things to be exactly as they were before. First, see your doctor and get checked for sexually transmitted diseases, and then find another counselor. The one you are seeing is not helping you make the best decisions.
You also can find online support by typing “infidelity support group” into your search engine. Dear Annie: I have a granddaughter I have seen only three times in the past 15 years. I never heard from her in all that time. Recently, I was sent a note to save the date for her wedding. I am not going to the wedding. I wouldn’t know that girl if I saw her on the street. She has ignored me all these years, and I don’t believe it is fair that she expects me to buy her a wedding gift. I think this is the only reason she remembered that she has a grandmother. Am I wrong to feel this way? -Forgotten Gram Dear Gram: You are not obligated to attend this wedding or give a gift if you don’t wish to. However, while most kids truly value their grandparents, some don’t pay much attention, especially if the grandparents live far away. The parents can help encourage the bond, especially during the teen and young-adult years. Of course, it can change over time, but both parties must make the investment to work on it. Please try to send your granddaughter a card with your good wishes. Dear Annie: I can only imagine how bothered I would be if my childhood artwork were all over my parents’ house like “Not an Artist.” One or two items can bug me on the wrong day, but all of the rooms all of the time? Yikes! I’d suggest “Not an Artist” purchase a nice large book or portfolio that most of these works could fit in and present it to his folks as a gift, along with a family photo to hang on the walls instead. The parents would still be able to see and share the work they love, but it would remove the skin-crawling weirdness their adult son feels. -- D.
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BOATS BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311
DAY CARE OPENING Small home day care in Laconia has an opening. Full or part time. I have over 20 years experience and excellent references. 527-8888.
For Rent 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.) ASHLAND: 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent. Quiet building in residential area. Off street parking. $750-$850/month. Security deposit required. Call 603-520-4030 for additional information.
BELMONTSmall 2 bedroom apartment. $650/Month, no utilities, References & security 520-3203
LACONIA APARTMENT Nice neighborhood, 3 bedroom + den with washer/dryer & garage. $975/Month + Utilities.
FRANKLIN 2 BR unfurnished Apt. 3rd floor, in a victorian home, eat in kitchen, partial heat, hot water, appliances, laundy included. No pets. $650/mo. 603-279-1385
GILFORD 3 BEDROOM Large yard, close to school, downtown. $1,600 month includes all utilities. Great condition!
617-780-9312 GILFORD 3 bedroom house, garage, hookups for washer/ dryer, full cellar. No smoking. 603-387-4208 GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. LACONIA 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities 3 Bedrooms $1000/month +utilities Call GCE at 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 LACONIA Almost New Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury 2-Bedroom Condominium. W/D, air, large deck. $1,350. No smoking. One-year lease. 603-293-9111
LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $995/month. 603-630-4153. LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Quiet 2-bedroom first floor waterfront on Pickerel Pond. Full kitchen, dining area & living room with woodstove, sliders to patio, use of beach and dock. $990/Month includes electric, cable & Internet. Available 4/1. No Pets. 393-8996 LACONIA- Single family House. 2BR/1BA, across from Leavitt Park. $895/month + utilities. Call 603-387-9293 LACONIA- Spacious 3 bedroom apartment. Parking,washer/dryer. $1,050/Month + utilities. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1 Bedroom apartment. $575/Month, heat/electricity included. No Pets/No smoking, Near LRGH. 859-3841 or 520-4198 LIVE-IN Female Housekeeper: Free room, TV, washer/dryer. No smoking/drinking. No pets. Call Al at 290-2324. MEREDITH- First floor near town, living room, dining room, large sunny porch. $700/month plus utilities. 387-2426
SLIPS: Paugus Bay for 2013, up to 18ft. $900. 455-7270.
CHILD care in my home, all meals and snacks provided, reasonable rates full or part-time. Twenty-six years experience as pediatric nurse. 393-0164.
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MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water w/free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 NEWFOUND- Large 4 bedroom 2 bath, 5 acres, scenic view, private. $1,150/Month. $500/quick bonus. 352-735-1747
ROOMS I n Home near Tilton/I-93. SMOKER/PET okay. Furnished $125/Week. Unfurnished $115/Week. Utilities included, No drinking/No drugs 603-286-9628
TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. Shared kitchen/2 full baths. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391. TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $600/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WEIRS BEACH . Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/Hot Water included. Laundry hook-ups. $910/month. $500 security. 279-3141
For Rent-Commercial GILFORD, Hair Salon for rent. Busy traffic area. Call 603-630-2212 SOUTH Tamworth- 60’x30’ heated garage with toilet, large work room, 2 bays over head doors, showroom/ office. Great exposure on busy Rte. 25. Suitable for many uses. Available Immediately. Rent $1000/mo plus security. Call owner, 323-7065.
For Sale 2005 Jiffy 10-inch ice auger model 79XTS. Never used, $250/OBO. 2005 Aqua-Vu underwater camera. $200/OBO. 524-4445 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. CHEST Freezer 7 cu. ft, like new, $125. Sails Jib and Spinnaker. Call 603-524-5922 for details. DELTA 16 1/2” drill press $300. Dewalt 20” Scroll saw & stand $550. Trek 6700 Mountain bike 15.5 ” frame $225. Trek 2100 C Road bike, carbon fiber fork, stem & seat stays, $625. 524-9658
DESK TEAK DANISH MODERN Excellent condition, 3 drawers + filing drawer. 64” X 30”, $450. 387-6223 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 WOOD Stove- Regency, 18 inch wood. 7 years old, burns very clean, $475/OBO. Electric cement mixer, 4 cubic feet. Used 1 job, like new, $250. 393-2632
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Turkey watchers encouraged to report sightings to Fish & Game Department CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is reminding turkey watchers to report sightings of winter wild turkey flocks at the Department’s online survey at http://www.wildnh. com/turkeysurvey. Turkeys often gather in large, highly visible flocks during the winter. Report any turkeys observed through March 31. Please do not report multiple sightings of the same flock. The winter flock survey bolsters Fish and Game’s understanding of the abundance and distribution
of turkeys during New Hampshire’s challenging winter months. It helps fill in the gaps in Fish and Game’s existing winter flock data collection efforts. Knowledge of the status of wintering turkeys is particularly important in New Hampshire, because severe winter weather and limited natural food supplies can present serious challenges for wild turkeys. “This reporting system allows the public to contribute important information to our understanding of winter turkey status in an inexpensive and enjoyable way,” said Ted Walski, Turkey Project Leader
WATERFRONT dock is in. Cleared, septic outdated. $75,000. Call owner 603-455-0316
2009 Keystone Laredo 315RL 5th Wheel Camper. Double slide-out, very clean, many extras. $24,900. 491-9062
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
Applications being accepted for full & part time. Apply Thurs.-Sat. between 1pm and 4pm. Greenside Restaurant 360 Laconia Rd., Tilton. No phone calls please
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Help Wanted CDL DRIVER FT LACONIA Must have MC, if not common carrier/LTL experience. 207-754-1047
MONRO MUFFLER/BRAKE & SERVICE Automotive Technician Base pay 20-45k Great benefits package available. Full time & PT
603-387 0487 PART TIME EXPERIENCED COOK. Weekends a must, age 18 or older. Apply in person. Winnisquam Market & Deli, 1021 Laconia Road, Tilton, N.H.
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at Fish and Game. “We would especially like to get more reports from towns in the North Country.” Last winter, people responding to the survey reported 1,180 flocks, totaling 20,295 turkeys. New Hampshire has an estimated 45,000 wild turkeys. Their presence here is a true wildlife restoration success story. Wild turkeys had disappeared from New Hampshire by the mid-1800s because of unregulated harvest and habitat loss from extensive land clearing. Their recovery in the state began with the successful reintroduction of 25 turkeys in 1975.
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