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Trail plotting program helped rescuers locate lost skiers on Gunstock Mountain
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Enjoying winter in the Chemung A pair of snowshoers pass by a pine tree with seven candles on the 646-acre Hamlin-Eames-Smyth tract in the Chemung area of Meredith. The town’s Conservation Commission is encouraging people to take advantage of the color coded trails that cross the area. See story on page 9. (Mary Knoble photo)
LACONIA — Deborah Brown’s life began to slowly unravel about two years ago when a degenerative disk disease rendered her unable to maintain steady employment. Unable to work and gradually slipping into depression because of the pain, her family life fell apart. After her ex-husband took custody of her minor child, she didn’t have enough money to survive. “Everything was always a challenge for me, but this was too much to take,” said the 30 something blond whose curly blond hair is tied back in a pony tail. “I’ve landed in the hospital three times with panic attacks,” she said, adding that for a short period of time she pretty much gave up. “Nobody cared.” A Bristol native, she spent time in the Bridge House shelter in Plymouth, had a small apartment in Laconia until she had a beef with the landlord, and was on her was to a shelter in Concord when she was involved in a car accident that damaged the only resource she had left. For reasons that aren’t clear, she was asked to leave Belknap County’s only homeless shelter, the Salvation see HOMELESS page 11
Consultant’s report quite critical of way M’borough Police has been run MOULTONBOROUGH — The selectmen, who are preparing to appoint a chief of police, last week received a report on the
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GILFORD — Rescuers are crediting the successful resolution of a lost skier incident on Wednesday night to a program to hike and plot the trails on Gunstock Mountain. Gilford Fire Rescue personnel were able to use that data, along with coordinates gleaned from a 9-1-1 call, to quickly find two young women who had lost their way while downhill skiing on Gunstock. Gilford Fire Rescue was notified at 6:21 p.m. on Wednesday that Gunstock Mountain Resort Safety Services was unable to find the two skiers. The teenage females were not identified, though a report stated one was from Concord and the other from Laconia. The skiers had left a trail near the top of Gunstock and had begun following the “Overlook” hiking trail. As dark see TraiLS page 9
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Groundhogs differ on their forecast for length of winter
Tomorrow High: 29 Low: 17 Sunrise: 7 a.m. Sunset: 5:01 p.m. Sunday High: 32 Low: 19
Today High: 31 Record: 44 (1988) Sunrise: 7:01 a.m.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil told people to prepare for six more weeks of winter on Thursday, making him the minority opinion among his groundhog brethren who seem to think that spring is coming early. But with such a mild and relatively snowless winter so far, who can tell the difference? Phil’s “prediction” came as he emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he’s named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Yet groundhogs in at least five other states — West Virginia’s French Creek Freddie, Georgia’s Gen. Beauregard Lee, Michigan’s Woody the Woodchuck, Ohio’s Buckeye Chuck and New York’s Staten Island Chuck (full name: Charles G. Hogg) — did not see their shadows. Nor did Ontario’s Wiarton Willie or Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam. The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks.
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Trump endorses Gingrich. . . no, make that Romney LAS VEGAS (AP) — With his trademark flair for spectacle, Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday on the famed Las Vegas strip — just hours after Newt Gingrich’s advisers were spreading the word that The Donald would be anointing him instead. Trump’s endorsement seemed likely to affect this Saturday’s Nevada caucuses — and the GOP nomination fight in general — about as much as a Sin City breeze disturbs the real estate mogul’s legendary
hair. But he managed to create a stir of a different sort, at least for a day. Romney said he was glad to get the support, but he seemed almost bemused to be caught up in the Trumpian drama. “There are some things you just can’t imagine happening. This is one of them,” Romney said with a smile, looking out at the reporters and cameras jammed into the lobby of the hotel complex that bears Trump’s name. The real estate mogul had entered to applause, with Romney and his
wife, Ann, at his side “Mitt is tough, he’s smart, he’s sharp and he’s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love,” Trump said. He vigorously shook Romney’s hand and said, “Go out and get ‘em. You can do it.” But the endorsement was just the finale for a puzzling chain of events that began Wednesday when Trump’s office announced he would be flying to Las Vegas see TRUMP page 7
Cancer charity confronts furor over axe to funds for Planned Parenthood NEW YORK (AP) — The renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure faced an escalating backlash Thursday over its decision to cut breast screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Some of Komen’s local affiliates are openly upset, including all seven in California, and at least one top official has quit, reportedly in protest. Meanwhile, Komen has been deluged with negative emails and Facebook post-
ings, accusing it of knuckling under to pressure from anti-abortion groups, since The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that it was halting grants that Planned Parenthood affiliates used for breast exams and related services. The grants totaled $680,000 last year. Planned Parenthood has been heartened by an outpouring of support in response to the cutoff. Besides $400,000 in smaller donations from 6,000 people, it is receiv-
ing $250,000 from a family foundation in Dallas and a $250,000 pledge announced Thursday by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to match future donations. In Washington, 26 U.S. senators — all Democrats except for independent Bernie Sanders, of Vermont — signed a letter calling on Komen to reconsider its decision. “It would be tragic if any woman — let alone thousands of women — lost access see KORMEN page 6
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blending politics and religion, President Barack Obama said his Christian faith is a driving force behind his economic policies, from Wall Street reform to his calls for the wealthy to pay higher taxes. Obama’s remarks Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast were his most
explicit account of how his personal religious beliefs factor into his decision-making on the nation’s pressing problems. The comments came amid election-year criticism from Catholic groups and some Republicans that the president is waging a war on religion following his decision to require church-affiliated institutions to cover free birth control
for employees. Speaking to more than 3,000 people at the annual breakfast, Obama said “faith and values” should play as much as role in tackling the nation’s challenges as sound decision-making and smart policies. He said, for example, that his own call see OBAMA page 12
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Judge rules N.H. can’t force vested public employees to pay more toward retirement pensions
CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire judge has ruled that recent pension reforms illegally raised contribution rates for workers vested in the state retirement system. Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara’s ruling gives a coalition of unions who sued on behalf of the workers and the state 30 days to appeal. The ruling signed Jan. 6 was released Wednesday in a lawsuit over pension changes lawmakers enacted in July that — among other things — raised workers’ contribution rates. McNamara said the law change was substantial “because it requires employees, who have already met the requisite service and age requirements, to pay additional amounts — which may be an amount reserved for other expenses, like mortgage, housing, and food — without receiving additional benefits.” McNamara dismissed the unions’ arguments on other provisions in the pension reforms, including that the hike constituted a tax. McNamara said it was a fee. McNamara disagreed with the unions that workers’ pension protections start when they become permanent employees. He said those protections start when the workers are vested at 10 years. Senate Republican Leader Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro said both sides are still digesting the ruling. “We won on the important parts,” he said. He said McNamara’s ruling upheld the law changes that affect workers who aren’t vested, including changes in work rules, years of service to full retirement and other changes in calculating benefits. David Lang, president of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Hampshire, said the unions that sued — including his — are still discussing the decision weighing their options.
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Inmate surreptitiously adds pig image to seal on door of Vermont state police cruisers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A prison inmate who makes stationery and license plates pulled a fast one on state police by adding the image of a pig to the state decal on their cruisers. On the 16-inch car door decals, made by prisoners in Windsor, one of the spots on a cow in a scene with mountains and a pine tree has been changed to the shape of a pig, a derogatory term for police. A Vermont state trooper discovered the pig while inspecting his vehicle on Wednesday. State police say they believe the decals have been added to about 30 cruisers in the past year. About 60 altered decals were made over the last
couple of years, said Andy Pallito, commissioner of the Department of Corrections, which is looking into who made the modification and when. New decals will be made by Monday at a cost of $780. The expense will be covered by a surplus in the revolving fund that supports the offender work program, Pallito said. State police Maj. Bill Sheets wasn’t amused by the prank. “While some may find humor in the decal modifications, the joke unfortunately comes at the expense of the taxpayers,” he said Thursday. The Burlington Free Press newspaper first reported the pig decals.
Case of pretty models soliciting for bone marrow registry settled BOSTON (AP) — A bone marrow registry and medical laboratory company that used fashion models wearing high heels and short skirts to recruit potential donors will pay the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire $770,000 for engaging in an improper marketing practice, officials in both states said Thursday. The Caitlin Raymond International Registry and UMass Memorial Health Ventures Inc. paid models to help recruit potential registrants during donor drives at malls, festivals and sporting ventures, including Gillette Stadium and the Mall of New Hampshire. The practice drew sharp criticism from officials in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, prompting an apology and a promise to stop using models from UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. in December 2010. According to a final judgment filed Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court, the registry and lab company — both subsidiaries of UMass Memorial Health Care — will pay restitution to Massachusetts consumers for any out-of-pocket payments
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Newt’s the spawn of Citizens United Wow, January’s gone already — time really flies when you’re having Republican presidential primaries! And what better time than Groundhog Day to poke into that warren of feral Republican ideologues and see what the heck is going on. Already, four of the GOP contenders have had to drop out — Michele Bachmann because she was just too wacky, Jon Huntsman because he was too sane, Herman Cain because he was too exposed and Rick Perry because he was too dimwitted. But the greatest surprise is the sudden surge of the Adelson campaign. Little-known until now, Adelson was the big winner in South Carolina, came from nowhere to a second-place finish in the Florida primary, and looks to have the political kick needed to go the distance. Never heard of Adelson? It consists of the married duo of Sheldon and Miriam, neither of whom are actually on any ballot. Rather, they are running on the Money Ticket. Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas is a global casino baron who holds a $21-billion personal fortune. He has long been a major funder of far-right-wing causes, and this year he is placing an extra-big bet on his old political consort, Newt Gingrich. When Newt’s presidential bid nearly flatlined after his electoral collapses in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sheldon rushed in with emergency CPR — CashPowered Resuscitation. This one rich guy wrote a $5-million check to “Winning Our Future,” Gingrich’s Super PAC. Sheldon’s money was injected directly into toxic attack ads against Mitt Romney in South Carolina’s primary, jolting Newt’s campaign back to life. Gingrich still lacked the financial vitality to match Romney’s media buy in Florida’s pricy primary, however. No worries, though — Miriam Adelson stepped in to infuse Winning Our Future with another $5-million jolt of CPR. The Gingrich campaign, you see, is a vessel for the Adelson campaign, and word is that this one power couple is prepared to spend another $10-million to make their boy the GOP nominee, with more to come if he’s the one to run against President Obama. Just before this week’s vote in Florida, Newt plunged head-first into the deep end of America’s pool of political cynicism by telling a Tampa crowd that he’s different than Romney because “I love people power, not money power.” Sheesh — he wouldn’t even be in the race without the money power of the Adelsons, who’ve turned “Winning Our Future” into “Buying Our Future.”
How can one couple cause such a political distortion. Aren’t there limits? Used to be. But in its Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court upended our democratic elections by decreeing that corporations and uber-wealthy individuals can dump unlimited sums of cash into campaigns to elect their favored candidates. Astonishingly, Justice Anthony Kennedy declared in his majority opinion that such a gusher of special-interest money would not “give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” Who knew so much political naivete could be cloaked in a single judicial robe? Earth to Justice Kennedy: Sheldon Adelson is a product of your cluelessness about how real politics work. He’s not pouring millions into Newt because of some vague sense of civic responsibility but because he wants a president who’ll serve him and his right-wing ideology. Adelson knows he can count on Gingrich because he bought him years ago. The billionaire and The Newt bonded in the mid-’90s over their shared fondness for crushing labor unions. Adelson pushed a state law to crimp union rights, and Gingrich, then the House speaker, not only endorsed Adelson’s legislation, but he also backed a tax break in Congress for casino owners. In turn, Gingrich received campaign cash, funding to support him after being drummed out of office in 1998 for corruption, free rides on Adelson’s corporate jet — and now, an open spigot of cash for his presidential run. In the past, the biggest personal check that Gingrich could’ve taken from his casino sugar daddy was $5,000. After the Citizens United edict, however, Adelson can go all in to push his willing servant into the White House. How much money does it take to “give rise to corruption”? Well, 10 million bucks smells corrupt to me. But that won’t be the end of it, since Kennedy and four other justices (none of whom have ever run for office or been in a campaign) voted to legalize unlimited spending to corrupt our elections. It’s a disgrace to let money rule America. To overturn Citizens United, go to www.united4thepeople.org. (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including “There’s Nothing In the Middle of Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos” and his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)
LETTERS Relying on mathematical result doesn’t always bring right result To the editor, Does the proposed Gilford/ Meredith redistricting plan for the purpose of electing member to the N.H. House of Representatives make a difference? I believe it does. Despite hours of study and deliberation the end product, passed by the House has many flaws. Despite a 2006 N.H. Constitutional amendment that would assure appropriate distribution of representatives, many towns are deprived of their supposedly guaranteed right of representation. Meredith and Gilford are two of those towns. (Tilton is another Belknap County town in a similar predicament.) The plan adopted places Gilford and Meredith in one district with four representatives instead of two representatives for each town. The so-called “mathematical deviation percentage” used by the committee to execute the overall plan works better, in this particular case, when the towns are combined into one district. The committee which created this plan used a fairly strict mathematical formula, instead
of using the flexibility allowed by federal case law that would allow enough deviation flexibility, to accommodate the N.H. Constitutional requirement as it affects Meredith and Gilford . Relying on a mathematical result does not always bring the “right” result. All that is required to make it work is a bit (not much) of flexibility in the “deviation percentage” so each town can have their own two representatives. It was not about what is right and just, it was about the math. I was told several times, “ We are sorry, it is not right, but this is the only way the math can work.” I firmly believe it is worth the risk of testing the federal deviation limits to ensure towns are able to have appropriate representation. That is my opinion. The bill is on its way to the Senate and while a change will be hard to get, it is worth a contact to Senator Forsyth and Senator Forrester. Representative Alida Millham Belknap District #5 Gilford
Ms. Miller & others are not telling the whole story, in context To the editor, State Senator Jeanie Forrester has worked tirelessly and diligently to represent all citizens of the current 2nd Senate District. She has visited constituents and elected officials in all 31 towns in her district, listened to citizen concerns, communicated through e-mail, her website and columns in area newspapers and gathered information on issues important to her constituents including the state budget, job creation and the Northern Pass eminent domain threat. Together with her Senate colleagues, she has made tough choices to deal with the $800-million budget deficit, overspending and unrealistic revenue projections inherited from Kate Miller and her Democratic colleagues. Accordingly, I find it ironic and disturbing that Ms. Miller and others have taken cheap shots at Sen. Forrester, labeling her as anti-education by denying funds to Plymouth State University and other USNH cam-
fers from a fatal critical thinking flaw: omitted information. In other words, Ms. Miller and the others are net telling the whole story in context. SB-309, introduced by Democrat Molly Kelly, asks that $15-million be restored to state university and colleges. Sen. Kelly offered no suggestions on where the funds would be obtained and offered no solutions on either cutting the budget elsewhere or raising taxes or revenues to fund her request. Sen. Forrester is not opposed to funding education, but with a potential $41-million current revenue shortfall, where is the money to come from? Sen. Forrester is also concerned that opening up the current budget may lead others to seek further cuts. Readers can determine whether SB-309 is a good faith proposal or political posturing, but Ms. Miller’s and others’ comments directed toward Sen. Forrester are disingenuous and palpably misleading. Richard R. Gerken
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Alton needs to come to together & support ACS renovation To the editor, The Alton Teachers’ Association is a part of the community that values public schools and learning, despite the many obstacles to successful education. Some of these obstacles include a gridlocked political arena, perpetually constrained time, and the obvious challenges of the global economy. Another important constellation of challenges are the profoundly needed improvements addressed by the nascent Alton Central School renovation and rebuilding project. The Alton Central School Buildings and Grounds Committee has worked tirelessly, for years now, seeking a fair and equitable solution to the aging infrastructure which is the Alton Central School campus. The Alton School Board has been unremitting in its attempts to begin these upgrades, which unquestionably are going to have to be initiated sooner (meaning now, when it’s cheaper) or later (when it’s more expensive). Alton needs to come together and support the renovation warrant articles so we don’t, for instance, have to send the students home again for fear of the roof collapsing due to some snow as we did a few years back. It is also disruptive (at best) to have
to move classes around the building when sewage-type scents are released into the already-overcrowded building’s atmosphere. These are but a few examples of the unpleasant – and possibly dangerous – events over the last six or seven years directly related to the aging physical plant that we send our children to, year after year. Time and again, a majority of the voting citizenry has delayed fixing this problem, preferring band-aids to real medicine. And in spite of it, the educators of SAU 72 have continued to work with professionalism and integrity. We ask voters to support the proposed renovations. We also ask voters to approve the new, two-year agreement for teachers, as the current one expires in June. It is supported by both Alton’s Budget Committee and School Board. The Alton Teachers’ Association encourages all voters to participate on March 13, 2012. We appreciate the long hours spent by the Buildings and Grounds Committees over the last several years, citizens whose moral and civic values require them to help out. We ask for the community’s support so we may surmount together the many obstacles to successful education. Richard Brown, President Alton Teachers’ Association
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Thank you Bob Lamb for your incredible leadership & advocacy To the editor, I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude to Bob Lamb, a Holderness resident who led the charge to ensure that Holderness remains in Senate District 2. Bob Lamb was the only member of the public to testify against the proposed Senate majority redistricting plan when the one and only public hearing on the plan was held the day following the New Hampshire Presidential primary. Bob’s eloquent advocacy pointed out to the Senate Internal Affairs Committee Holderness’ unique and historical ties to the town of Ashland; the fact that some of Plymouth State University’s major facilities (notably, the new ice arena and the football field) are in the town
of Holderness; the number of PSU faculty and staff that reside in Holderness and a number of other salient factors (common SAU) that prompted a change in the proposed redistricting plan. Bob also led a grass roots effort in the town to lobby the members of the Senate to reconsider the plan, and to ensure that Holderness remains in District 2. Bob’s contributions and leadership were specifically mentioned on the Senate floor on February 1, 2012 by Senator Jeb Bradley. Thank you, Bob, for your incredible leadership and advocacy on behalf of the Town of Holderness. Our hats are off to you. Sidney Lovett Holderness
Thank you Marcia for your incredible contribution to our community To the editor, All too often, individuals who make a major contribution to our community go unrecognized, quietly and seamlessly making a difference. Marcia Morris is one of those unique individuals who have made a major difference in our lives. As a tireless reporter for the Record Enterprise, Marcia has taken community reporting to a whole new level. Throughout the years, Marcia has covered literally hundreds of community events in our region, from the fantastic activities done by our community chambers of commerce, to political events of
all stripes. Marcia’s reporting has been consistently objective, intelligent and balanced, qualities all too often missing in our current media culture. Marcia, thank you for your incredible commitment to our community and to keeping us informed regarding important events that affect all of us. You deserve our immense gratitude and appreciation for all you have done. And we intend to keep the hope alive that you may be able to return some day to continue the outstanding work you have done so well. Deb Reynolds Plymouth
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LETTERS Obama’s eligibility to be president should concern all Americans To the editor, On Thursday, Jan. 26, in Georgia, lawyer Orly Taitz and the Liberty Legal Foundation, along with others, followed up on in court on a subpoena that required Barack Obama to appear in a Georgia administrative court to defend his eligibility to be president. Obama’s lawyer, Michael Jablonski, after much appeal to the court and to the Georgia Secretary of State to dismiss the case, did not appear, nor did Obama. The court proceedings moved forward without Obama and his lawyers and the results brings the issue to a new level and is worthy of reporting, by all news media. However, as we have noticed, the national media, including Fox News and all N.H. state and local newspapers have not carried the story. (If you know of one I missed please tell me.) Everyone will also note that this issue, (along with the Obama birth certificate issue) while terribly important to the nation in the next nine months, has not been addressed by either party during the debates. (As a conservative Republican, I am terribly disappointed that the RNC has not made this an issue and stood firm on its importance to America.) I reviewed a web-based summary of the court proceedings on Thursday, which is based on information provided by websites www.thenationalpatriot.com and www.conservativerefocus.com. (I give these websites full credit here for providing the current information that allows me to write these remarks.) The court case in Georgia, was the first time that Obama’s eligibility to serve reached an official level. This court case started weeks ago with the plaintiff attorneys reporting that Obama was ineligible to serve and should not be allowed to be on the Georgia state ballot. Georgia state law requires Presidential candidates to be certified as eligible and meet all federal and state requirements to serve. The plaintiff’s objection is based on the constitutional requirement (Article II, Section 1) that in order to serve, “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of the President”. This was clearly supported by the Supreme Court of the United States, (SCOTUS), in a case in 1875, Minor vs. Happersett. That ruling, which has not been changed or overturned since, defines Natural Born Citizen to mean that both parents must be citizens of the United States at the time of birth. It is well known and well documented that Barack Obama’s father was a citizen of Kenya and may very well have been a British citizen at the time also. from preceding page gals can vote for him! Our best defense is to require voter ID at every voting station, in all states. That is why he is spending millions of OUR money to block that! ANY place opposed to voter ID is obviously ILLEGAL and DISHONEST, same as Obama! Jack Stephenson Gilford
These court proceedings last week also gave visibility to the continuing issue of Obama’s birth certificate legality, which is supposed to support that he is a citizen of the United States. The latest here is that it continues to be believed by knowledgeable experts to be fraudulent, (the latest version) and evidence to that effect was submitted in these court proceedings last Thursday. Obama’s attorney, Michael Jablonski, failed to appear to defend him and all of the information on both of these issues, (eligibility and legal birth certificate) was submitted Thursday for the official record by plaintiff attorneys. Also, evidence was presented in the proceedings that may very well reveal the DNC (Democratic National Committee) senior officials knew that Obama was ineligible at the time he ran for president in 2008. Think of the ramifications here if that ever gets aired in public, and the official records of “Who is this guy” be published. The results of the proceedings on Thursday are now in the hands of Judge Michael Malihi and the world waits for his decision. Opinions are that he will rule that Obama is ineligible to be placed on the Georgia ballot. We all should now think about the impact of that. Orly Taitz, (courageous lawyer) and the Liberty Legal Foundation, and others, stand ready to act to take this to other states. Similar cases are already pending in other states. Think what this will mean if 5-10 states or more will not allow Obama on the ballot. Think what this will mean if the story finally gets picked up by the national news media, which I believe it MUST, at some point. Think of the impact here if it rises to the top in the national debates with Obama. Think what it will mean if our Republican Party finally gets the courage to make it an issue. The authors of much of this information I have used, in the last few days, who are much closer to the detail and are asking many questions, which we as Americans, Democrats and Republicans, Tea Party Members, Libertarians and just plain voters should ask and others: Here are a few? “Who is this guy really? Who is this guy who by evidence presented in court lived in Indonesia and Hawaii at the exact same time? Who is this guy whose Social Security number indicates he is more than 120 years old and lived in a state in which he never lived? Who is this guy who has been known by at least two different names? Who is this guy to which evidence in court indicates he is a citizen of Indonesia? Who is this Obama whose birth certificate, shown in evidence and sworn testimony in court, has been created through layering and computer manipulation and has serial numbers out of sequence with those of others born in the claimed hospital within 24 hours of his supposed birth? Whoever he is, whoever he really is, now occupies the oval office. This should concern all Americans. This should rock the foundation of America and bring in question the entire democratic election/electoral process. Where was our leadership in 2008, when the Democratic Party see next page
Union reps warn of ‘extremist’ lawmakers assault on N.H. schools By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Addressing a forum hosted recently by the Belknap County Democratic Committee, Laura Hainey, president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, echoed by Debra Clarke-Tibbey of the Laconia Education Association, warned that an “extremist group” in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker William O’Brien of Mont Vernon, is pursuing “a destructive agenda” that threatens public education. Speaking to a dozen local Democrats gathered at the High School, Hainey said that lawmakers seek to repeal or weaken the collective bargaining rights of unions representing classroom teachers and other employees. She stressed that union contracts are not only about wages and benefits but also define working conditions, which set the tone of the learning environment. Likewise, she said that both AFT-NH and NEA-NH have joined with other unions in the New Hampshire Retirement Security Coalition in response to legislative initiatives that place the retirement benefits of their members at risk. Hainey said that numerous bills before the Legislature would either reduce the level of funding for public schools or shift a greater share of the cost of education to cities and towns. Both the Senate and the House, together with Governor John Lynch, are seeking to amend the state Constitution to overcome the decision of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in the so-called Claremont case that requires the state to provide an adequate education to all students. Meanwhile, the school building aid program has been suspended while efforts are underway to overhaul it. Other initiatives would have an immediate impact. House BIll 1413, for example, would require the state to withdraw from the “No Child Left Behind Act,” the federal program introduced by the Bush Administration, which Hainey said would lead the state to forfeit some $60-million is federal funding for schools. Another bill, Senate Bill 372, sponsored by Senator Jim Forsythe (R-Strafford) would grant firms contributing to scholarship funds to defray the cost of enrolling in private
and parochial schools a credit against their business tax liabilities. Hainey explained that since business tax receipts represent a significant share of state funding for public education, the bill would shrink resources for public schools while applying them to private institutions. Other bills, Hainey said, threatened the quality of teaching and performance of students. She was especially chagrined by the Legislature’s override of the governor’s veto of House Bill 542, sponsored by Rep. J.R. Hoell (R-Dunbarton) which entitled parents and guardians to space students instruction in material they found “objectionable.” Similarly, HB 1424, also sponsored by Hoell, would prohibit school districts from requiring children from being enrolled in schools included in programs or instructed in curricula to which their parents conscientiously opposed. Another of Hoell’s bills, HB 1575, would entitle parents and guardians to remove children from any course and pursue a course directed by a parent or guardian. Hainey explained that the performance of students, and with it their opportunities for further education, is measured by standardized testing — especially the New England Common Assessment Program or “NECAP” — basic curricula. Without following the curricula, she said, students will not perform well. Moreover, she remarked, teachers are accountable for the performance of their students on standardized tests. Hainey emphasized that teachers and administrators alike encouraged parents to become engaged in the education of their children, but cautioned against measures that impaired the learning environment and hindered academic performance. Laconia School Superintendent Bob Champlin, the third member of the panel, withheld comment, other than to stress that the School District administration enjoyed a sound working relationship with its teachers, with whom it shared the common goal of maximizing the educational performance and prospects of their students. Clarke-Tibbey said that the collaboration between administrators and teachers has enabled the Laconia School District to main a full complement of programs while sustaining the quality of instruction.
Correction: Man in photo was Ray Punturieri of Tampa The caption under a photo related to a story in our Thursday, Feb. 2 edition about the arrest of two men in connection with a Meredith burglary
was incorrect. The man in the picture is Ray Punturieri of Tampa, Florida. Mr. Punturieri’s full name was cited correctly in the story itself.
KORMEN from page 2 to these potentially lifesaving screenings because of a politically motivated attack,” the senators wrote. Komen’s top leaders, in their first news conference since the controversy erupted, denied Planned Parenthood’s assertion that the decision was driven by pressure from anti-abortion groups. “We don’t base our funding decisions ... on whether one side or the other will be pleased,” said Komen’s founder
and CEO, Nancy Brinker, depicting the criticism as a mischaracterization of the charity’s goals and mission. Komen has said the decision stemmed from newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations under investigation — affecting Planned Parenthood because of an inquiry by a Republican congressman acting with encouragement from anti-abortion activists. Brinker said Thursday that there see next page
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from preceding page were additional factors, notably changes in the types of breast-health service providers it wanted to support. However, she said grants would continue this year to three of the 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates — in Denver, California’s Orange County, and Waco, Texas — because they served clientele with few other breast-screening options. A source with direct knowledge of decision-making at Komen’s headquarters in Dallas gave a different account, saying the grant-making criteria were adopted with the deliberate intention of targeting Planned Parenthood. The criteria’s impact on Planned Parenthood and its status as the focus of government investigations were highlighted in a memo distributed to Komen affiliates in December. According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of repercussions, a driving force behind the move was Karen Handel, who was hired by Komen last year as vice president for public policy after losing a campaign for governor in Georgia in which she stressed her anti-abortion views and frequently denounced Planned Parenthood. Brinker, in an interview with MSNBC, said Handel didn’t have a significant role in the policy change. The source also said that Mollie Williams, who had been Komen’s director of community health programs, had resigned in protest over the grant cutoff. Williams, in an email, said she could not comment on her departure for reasons of professional confidentiality, but she was clear about her views. “I have dedicated my career to fighting for the rights of the marginalized and underserved,” she wrote. “And I believe it would be a mistake for any organization to bow to political pressure and compromise its mission.” Williams said she was saddened by the rift because she admired both Komen and Planned Parenthood. “I am hopeful their passionate and courageous leaders, Nancy Brinker and Cecile Richards, can swiftly resolve this conflict in a manner that benefits the women they both serve.” Among Komen’s affiliates, there were clear signs of discomfort with the decision. The Connecticut branch received scores of supportive emails after expressing frustration about the cutoffs and good will toward Planned Parenthood. from preceding page successfully made John McCain prove his citizenship, and others questioned Obama’s, but failed to follow through and continue today in that failure? Watch the news;go to the websites above, Google “Obama Eligibility”and get informed and stay informed. There’s plenty of factual information there. Read Jerome Corsi, Phd’s book “Where’s the Birth Certificate’ and become knowledgeable. This is a huge issue for 2012…now! James Thompson Laconia
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TRUMP from page 2 for a “major announcement” related to the presidential contest. Trump had announced last spring he would not run for the Republican nomination but had hinted as recently as last month that he might run for president as an independent. What would he say in Las Vegas? Gingrich advisers suggested Trump had sent “signals” that he planned endorse the former House speaker. The Gingrich team began leaking word of an impending endorsement to news organizations including The Associated Press. Nope. Reporters learned Thursday that Trump would be endorsing Romney instead. Earlier, on a tour of a Las Vegas manufacturing facility, Gingrich made clear he had gotten the message. “No,” the former House speaker replied when asked if he was expecting Trump’s endorsement. He added that he was amazed at the attention Trump
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Iriwina Andearsen, shown here at Sunflower Natural Foods in Laconia, holds a bottle of “Mad Mango” sauce her husband Pete made. The success of their home-based Jehu Hot Sauce business has taken them by surprise. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
Laconia couple’s new sauce company exploring the slightly milder side of hot By AdAm drApcho
LACONIA — Sometimes a successful business starts with an idea as its seed, one which germinates and flourishes to produce a harvest of figurative fruit. In the case of Jehu Hot Sauce, made by a couple that lives in the Pleasant Street neighborhood, their business started with a literal handful of seeds – seeds which, planted in their garden, gave Pete and Iriwina Andearsen more hot peppers than they knew what to do with. With their bounty, Pete, who had made his own hot sauces before, decided this was his opportunity to come up with some new recipes. They liked six of them enough that they bottled them to give to friends. Iriwina, who handles the business side of their nascent operation, said she and Pete didn’t set out to start a home business. After all, they both already have day jobs. “We just gave them out to friends at parties,” she said. There friends weren’t satisfied with just one bottle, though. “They asked where they could buy it.” Irwina, who has a career in sales, had also started giving little bottles of the sauce to clients. “The response was huge.” The writing on the wall was not just clear but as unavoidable as a flashing neon sign. So, about four months ago, the Andearsens founded the Jehu Hot Sauce company – named after a king in the Old Testament – and set about bringing their sauces to market. Jehu Hot Sauce made its first appearance at the Concord Food Cooperative. Success there emboldened Iriwina to shop her product around to a few local stores; everywhere she’s brought it has agreed to stock it. Shoppers can find the sauces at Sunflower Natural Foods in Laconia, So Little Thyme in Meredith and the Wine’ing Butcher locations in Gilford and Meredith. Burrito Me in Laconia doesn’t retail the sauces, she said, but makes it available for
patrons to pour on their food. Most recently, Iriwina started bringing their product to the Tilton Winter Farmer’s Market, where she said nearly everyone who stopped to try a sample was soon reaching for their wallet. To her surprise, they sold 72 bottles on Saturday, their first trip to the market. “It’s an amazing thing, we feel like we’re chasing the business,” said Iriwina, laughing about how their success has come without the aid of a business plan, a market study or anything resembling a thoughtout strategy. “We didn’t have any expectations,” she said. “All we wanted to do was make it really good and have people like it.” Pete, who Iriwina said is the creative half of the Jehu team, aims to put sweet fruit flavors at the forefront of his recipes, with the peppery heat kicking in afterward. Their products are distinct from the masochistic makers of hot sauces that feature skulls and crossbones, flaming tongues or mushroom clouds on their labels. “Our whole approach is creating something that is very very flavorful, and the heat is kind of a second thing,” she said, resulting in sauces that “are on the mild side of hot.” Interestingly for them, their three best sellers have been their mildest – “Mad Mango”, their hottest – “Smokey Tom”, and the steak sauce-like “Downtown”. Iriwina said Pete is currently developing new sauces for either end of the spicy spectrum. The Andearsens make their sauces out of their home kitchen, where she said they are about halfway to their current capacity of 100 bottles per day. That capacity could increase, she added, without them having to go off-site. The Jehu Hot Sauce experience has been “A ton of fun – it’s just been a blast,” Iriwina said. Soon, she expected, her husband would have to quit his day job and make sauce full-time, something they never would have expected just a few months ago. “It’s been growing really quickly.”
MODELS from page 3 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said that beginning in 2007, UMass Memorial laboratories performed the vast majority of the DNA tests of individual samples collected by the bone marrow registry staff. The number of donor tests performed by UMass Memorial increased significantly, from about 7,000 in 2008 to more than 40,000
in 2010. The amount UMass Memorial charged for individual donor tests ranged from network rates of several hundred dollars up to more than $4,000. Officials said the tests actually cost about $50. The complaint says that in an effort to boost registration, both the registry and UMass Memorial Health Ventures improperly waived copayments see next page
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Conservation Commission encouraging hikes along trails in Meredith’s Hamlin-Eames-Smyth tract MEREDITH — The Hamlin-Eames-Smyth tract, located off the Chemung Road, was well-marked on a recent day for snowshoers and dogs. The recreational trail offers a moderately strenuous hike with some cleared vistas along the trail and is open to the public. The total acreage of the tract that is maintained by the Meredith Conservation Commission is nearly 650 acres and trails are color-coded to designate skill level. If you plan to go out on the trails, wear warm and comfortable clothes for weather and backpack in and out your personal items. Forested land covers nearly 84-percent of the landscape of New Hampshire according to the Resource Conservation & Development Councils. From the forests we get clean water, biodiversity,
the logging industry supplying wood and paper products and recreational areas on which we build our community character. The Town of Meredith has designated 16-percent of its land to open space conservation and much of that land is forested. All of these acres are open to the public for seasonal recreational purposes. The Meredith Conservation Commission was established as an advisory body by state law. It is the only Town body specifically charged with protecting natural resources and provides a focal point within the Town for environmental concerns. It meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Meredith Community Center at 7 p.m.. The public is welcome to attended. Additional information about the work of the committee is available at meredithnh.org.
TRAILS from page one fell, the skiers called 9-1-1, which allowed emergency dispatchers to plot their approximate location. The GPS coordinates, provided through the emergency phone call, were plotted on a detailed map of the trails and access roads throughout the town. According to Gilford Fire Lieutenant Rick Andrews, “The successful outcome of this incident can be credited to the close working relationship between Gunstock Safety Services and Gilford Fire Rescue and a two year project where the majority of the hiking trails and woods roads within Gilford were hiked and plotted into a computer based mapping program. This extensive database allows for the more accurate locating of lost persons and better use of resources.”
Two members of the department, firefighter Scott Mooney and EMT Scott Davis, used the department’s all-terrain vehicle a mile along cross-country skiing trails and then hiked about three-quarters of a mile to where the lost skiers were waiting, unhurt but cold. Both skiers were able to walk out under their own power and were reunited with waiting parents. They did not require transport to a hospital. Andrews said a lesson to be learned from this experience is that people who become lost should stop immediately and call for help, making it easier for rescue personnel to locate and find them. Also, those who are preparing for an outdoor activity should dress for upcoming weather and have additional clothing should they become lost or hurt.
from preceding page and deductible amounts for the testing of potential donors, gave away free T-shirts and held free raffles for big-screen televisions and golf clubs. They also failed to disclose to potential donors the cost of the tests. The judgment prohibits the registry and lab from using models and paying bonuses for enrolling insured donors. “No health care provider should be allowed to use gimmicks and free gifts to increase the volume of services covered by health plans for their own financial gain,” Coakley said in a statement. Douglas Brown, senior vice president and general counsel of UMass Memorial Healthcare Inc., said UMass Memorial “expressly denies that any of its practices violated any laws or caused harm to any person.” He said UMass Memorial Healthcare has voluntarily agreed to discontinue the practices. “We regret that certain past practices may have undermined the public perception of the life-saving importance of donor recruitment,” Brown said in a statement. He added that the registry continued to maintain its database and match donors even as donor recruitment efforts were voluntarily suspended during the attorney general’s review. Brown said 48 patients received transplants from
donors in the past year as a result of the registry’s past recruitment efforts. Brown said that UMass Memorial Healthcare’s reimbursement rates for the lab tests were negotiated directly with most insurers in the same way hospitals across the country negotiate reimbursement rates for other tests and procedures. “We recognize that although these rates were fairly negotiated, the rates charged were perceived as inappropriate and going forward we have agreed to a reduced rate for these tests for all payers,” he said. Coakley said both the registry and lab company cooperated with the state’s investigation and consented to the final judgment entered in court Thursday. She said the registry has already refunded Massachusetts consumers nearly $100,000 and paid several times that amount to reimburse health plans. The questionable practices in New Hampshire were brought to light in late 2010 two Manchester firefighters who were stunned to see the thousands of dollars their insurer paid out for the tests and reported it to city officials. New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti said UMass Memorial was paying Click Models of Boston $80,000 a month in modeling fees.
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HOMELESS from page one Army Carey House. She found herself alone with no place to go. Brown’s story is not unique to Laconia, to Belknap County, to New Hampshire or to the nation. In Laconia their only shelter is the Carey House. There is limited assistance available through the Laconia Police Relief and Family Association and some resources from the faith-based community and private charities. The rest comes from either the local, state or federal government. “The Carey House, like other homeless shelters in New Hampshire, has rules in place to ensure that residents are safe, enforces policies that support communal living and develops protocols that advance the goal of living a responsible and productive life,” wrote Carey House Director Susan Lunt in a January 26 letter to The Daily Sun. She said the greater question is, knowing that living in a communal structure environment like the Carey House is not for everyone, what happens when the only shelter for miles is, for one reason or another, unworkable. What Laconia doesn’t have said Lunt, in an earlier sit-down interview with The Daily Sun and in her letter to the editor, is a urban shelter. “Literally a warm place to sleep for the night,” she said. “We don’t have that in Belknap County,” Lunt said, adding that if the city had such a shelter, she believes on desperately cold and snowy nights there could “easily have 100 people from the greater Laconia area who would show up. The closest cold-weather shelter is in Concord. It is open from December 1 to April 1 at the South Congregational Church and is the “literal” warm bed at night. Police Chief Chris Adams sees homelessness first hand. For him it’s up close and personal. Chief now for about a year, Adams was a patrol officer, a sergeant and a lieutenant and in a small city like Laconia with relatively small police department he was, until last year, on regular and routine patrol. As chief he is an active member of the Homeless Coalition. He knows most of the people in the city who are chronically homeless and said their issues are as different as each individual who makes up the “core” group of homeless in Laconia. “The Carey House just doesn’t work for everyone,” he said, noting it is a sober, drug-free house, it has
curfews, rules and regulations, and for some people, a structured environment is just not possible. He said the city has tent cities and camps and these camps can be violent and dangerous. Earlier this past month, a homeless woman was charged for stabbing a homeless man in one of the camps, off Court Street. He said his officers respond to those types of situations as needed. He said the most frequent reports are of a nuisance variety like public urination and defecation, trash and garbage problems, and shoplifting and beer thefts. While not necessarily hardened crimes, Adams said it’s still not acceptable to have people sleeping in the parking lots and in the stairwells of the downtown parking garage. About 18 months ago and while he was a lieutenant, Adams said he participated in a problem-oriented-policing (POP) project headed by Sgt. Dennis Ashley where a team of police officers — consisting of patrol officers from each shift, a dispatcher, a detective, a lieutenant and a department secretary — made an attempt to identify every homeless person in the city and make him or her aware of any services that may meet his or her needs. What they found was staggering, but to a police officer, not surprising. Many suffer from alcohol and drug abuse, many were victims of chronic physical and/or sexual abuse often times from early childhood. Some were registered sex offenders who, in most cases, are denied services and many of them suffer from chronic and untreated mental and physical disabilities. Many have criminal records that are often a bar to employment and housing. Most are without dependable transportation. He said sooner or later, most if not all of the homeless in the city will have some contact with his officers and he said his officers are continually reaching out to them to offer help if needed. “We do welfare checks and make it known if there are empty beds at the Carey House, especially when the weather is truly bad,” said Adams. The department distributes pamphlets that explains programs available to the homeless and, in critical situations, will dip into the police relief fund that comes from private donations, and put someone up at a local hotel and pay for transportation to the see next page
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from preceding page cold-weather shelter in Concord. “But it’s a social issue and it’s not ever going to go away completely,” he said. “All counties in all communities are feeling a tremendous amount of pressure from sustained economic stresses,” said Jack Terrell, president of the Lakes Region United Way. “But the only way to deal with it is to solve the problem collectively in our own backyard.” While the United Way coordinates much of the charitable giving in the Lakes Region, Terrell said there are a huge number of other agencies who hold and contribute some piece of the puzzle. At the core, said Terrell, is the government, including the local municipal welfare departments. Other agencies, like Genesis Behavioral Health and the Community Action Program are there to help people navigate what came be an administratively frustrating and often confusing journey. He said Belknap County is the same as the rest of the counties in the country but also is unique in its own way. “We’re a seasonal community that has a lot of part-time jobs that are impacted by the weather that impacts people’s ability to stay stable,” he said. And the government, said Terrell is “the true safety net.” “The only way to deal with it. . . to solve the problem . . .is to work collectively in our own back yard.” Without support from public agencies and a few good friends, things may have turned out differently and tragically for Brown. When she found herself sleeping in her car this past Christmas Eve, she said she reached down and found one last reserve of personal strength. She reached out and a friend took her in temporarily. With public agency help, she has taken back some control of her life. She re-engaged with her counselor for treatment of her depression. Through the Belknap-Merrimack County Community Action Program, she said she will get enough from disability assistance and Social Security to move from her car and/or her friend’s couch to the apartment.A different agency worked with a landlord to provide a security deposit and first month’s rent. She will have about $780 a month to pay her rent and expenses and food stamps. “I can live on that,” she said with confidence.
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has to be immediately addressed and discontinued as quotas should never be instituted or rewarded,” the report reads. It is management policies such as this that cause anti-police sentiment in the community that takes years to rectify.” Likewise, Crawford and Bailey urged an end to practices reflecting lax discipline , such as babysitting the children of staff members at the department, taking college courses on-line while on duty and driving cruisers to homes outside of town. The consultants found that training was excessive for the size of the department. In 2010, they calculated there were 1,800 hours of in-service training, or 75 hours — nearly two 40-hour weeks — for each full-time equivalent employed by the department. Moreover, they noted that a significant share of training was conducted out-of-state when equivalent or comparable courses were offered by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council at much less cost. Crawford and Bailey were especially troubled by the procedure for tabulating calls for service, which they claimed “dramatically increases the number of calls reported through duplication and multiplication” by including washing cruisers, removing debris from roadways, court time, telephone calls and participation in community programs. Or, one incident may generate multiple calls. For example, a report of an erratic motorist would be booked as one call, the motor vehicle stop would be a second and the arrest of the motorist a third. They concluded that the department assign a call for “virtually everything any department member may do during their shift.” Residents surveyed expressed concern that there was insufficient interaction with police officers and a wish for the department to develop closer relationships with businesses and civic organizations in the community. Crawford and Bailey recommended that officers pend more time outside the department, increasing their presence and visibility in the community both to strengthen ties with residents and to reduce the incidence of crime.
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those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others.” He also said the Wall Street reform he championed both “makes the economy stronger for everyone” and abides by God’s command to “love thy neighbor as thyself” because it helped people who had been hurt or treated unfairly by financial institutions. And Obama said he believed in a “biblical call” to care for the poor and to follow “the responsibility we’re given in Proverbs to ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.’”
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Deborah A. Malone, 50 BELMONT — Deborah A. Malone, 50, of Bristol, Tennessee and formerly of Belmont, N.H., died on January 14, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. She was the widow of James M. Malone who died in 2004. Deborah was born April 14, 1961 in Lynnfield, Mass., the daughter of Daniel P. and Marianne (Shaughnessy) Ryan. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1979. She lived in Gilmanton until moving to Utah in 2003. Since 2009, she had lived in Tennessee. Before moving to Utah, she had been employed at CocaCola in Laconia for a number of years. Survivors include a son, Clayton M. Gray, and his wife, Bridget Thompson, of Clinton, Utah; two daughters, Chrissy Gray and her fiancé, Nick Tucker, of Bristol, Tennessee and Jennifer Gray and her fiancé, James Stevens, of Abingdon, Virginia; five grandchildren, Alexandria, Anthony and Victoria all of Bristol, Tennessee and Kade and Gavin both of Clinton, Utah; her father, Daniel P. Ryan, and his wife, Florence, of Malden, Mass.; a brother, Daniel P. Ryan Jr., and
his wife, Kelly, of Malden, Mass.; a sister, Teresa M. Malone, and her husband, David K., of Belmont, N.H.; five nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her husband, Deborah was predeceased by her mother, Marianne Ryan. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:00AM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway Rte 3, Boscawen, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101. 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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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2012. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 3, 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. On this date: In 1783, Spain formally recognized American independence. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. In 1924, the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, died in Washington, D.C., at age 67. In 1930, the chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, resigned for health reasons. (He died just over a month later.) In 1943, during World War II, the U.S. transport ship Dorchester, which was carrying troops to Greenland, sank after being hit by a German torpedo; of the more than 900 men aboard, only some 230 survived. In 1959, An American Airlines Lockheed Electra crashed into New York’s East River, killing 65 of the 73 people on board. In 1971, New York City police officer Frank Serpico, who had charged there was widespread corruption in the NYPD, was shot and seriously wounded during a drug bust in Brooklyn. In 1972, the XI Olympic Winter Games opened in Sapporo, Japan. In 1991, the rate for a first-class postage stamp rose to 29 cents. In 1998, Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, 38, for the pickax killings of two people in 1983; she was the first woman executed in the United States since 1984. A U.S. Marine plane sliced through the cable of a ski gondola in Italy, sending the car plunging hundreds of feet, killing all 20 people inside. One year ago: Tens of thousands of protesters staged unprecedented demonstrations against Yemen’s autocratic president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key U.S. ally in battling Islamic militants, as unrest inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia spread further in the Arab world. Actress Maria Schneider, who was Marlon Brando’s young costar in Bernardo Bertolucci’s steamy “Last Tango in Paris,” died in the French capital at age 58. Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Shelley Berman is 87. Football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton is 72. Actress Bridget Hanley is 71. Actress Blythe Danner is 69. Singer Dennis Edwards is 69. Football Hall-of-Famer Bob Griese is 67. Singer-guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) is 65. Singer Melanie is 65. Actress Morgan Fairchild is 62. Actress Pamela Franklin is 62. Actor Nathan Lane is 56. Rock musician Lee Ranaldo is 56. Actor Thomas Calabro is 53. Actor-director Keith Gordon is 51. Actress Michele Greene is 50. Country singer Matraca Berg is 48. Actress Maura Tierney is 47. Actor Warwick Davis is 42. Actress Elisa Donovan is 41. Musician Grant Barry is 35. Singer-songwriter Jessica Harp is 30.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Bake Sale & Cookie Walk hosted by Boy Scout Troop 68. 4 to 8 p.m. at Belknap Mall in Belmont. Stock up for the Super Bowl! “Political Suicide”, a program of four darkly funny and provocative new plays by Ernest Thompson. 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room (94 New Salem Street) in Laconia. For ticket information and/or reservations call 744-3652 or visit www.whitebridgefarmproductions.com. “Give Kids A Smile Day”, a day of free dental services to local qualifying children from underserved families. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Children’s Dentistry of the Lakes Region in Gilford (369 Hounsell Avenue). Call 527-2500 for more information. “Night at the Oscars” screening at the Gilman Library in Alton. “Sunset Boulevard” staring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. 7 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 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Warm & Snug Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Story, art project and a snack for children through age 3. (At the Community Center in Room C for this session.) Drop-In Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Songs, a story and a craft to take home for ages 3-5. No sign-up required. Knit Wits gathering at the Gilford Public Library. 1 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome. Open climbing wall at the Meredith Community Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. $10 family rate or $5/adult & $3/ child.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Friends of the Meredith Public Library Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join the Friends on this day and receive a free tote you can feel at the sale for free. Annual “Souper Bowl” hosted by the Artistic Roots artists’ coop in Plymouth. 3 to 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Congregational Church. $25 ticket price includes a handthrown ceramic bowl or mug and and all-you-can-eat dinner of soup, bread and dessert. “Political Suicide”, an program of four darkly funny and provocative new plays by Ernest Thompson. 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room (94 New Salem Street) in Laconia. For ticket information and/or reservations call 744-3652 or visit www.whitebridgefarmproductions.com. Laconia Little League registration. 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Center on Union Ave. All boys and girls age 5-12 from Laconia, Belmont and Gilford welcome to register and participate. www.laconiall.org. Life Under Ice program at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center in Holderness. 10 a.m. to noon. $7/ member & $9/non-member. Adult must accompany children. Registration required at 968-7194. www.nhnature.org. Celebratory evening of dance performances hosted by the Plymouth State University Music, Theatre and Dance Department. 8 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts. Performances by amateur, emerging and professional artists. For tickets call 535-2787 or 800-779-3869. Wine Tasting, lecture on the life of Grace Metalious and dinner at the Gilmanton Winery & Vineyard. 1 p.m. A fundraising event for the Laconia Historical & Museum Society. $15 for wine tasting and lecture. Dinner is $35. Reservations required. Call Brenda at 528-1278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dear Annie: I am one of nine children. There is a large age gap between us because my younger siblings are from a second marriage. They are 3, 5 and 7. Since moving out a few years ago, I have begun to see my mother in a different light. As a child, whenever I needed something, I was always told to ask my father because she “didn’t have the money.” I accepted this. However, I now see how often Mom tells her children she doesn’t have money for them, but somehow finds it for herself. She is a very selfish person. Several times in the past few years, she has called to say how upset she is that she has no money to get my younger siblings Halloween costumes or school supplies or to send them on field trips. I always step up and offer financial assistance. But I am beginning to notice that soon after helping her out, Mom somehow finds the money to go out to a nice dinner, take a trip or buy a new gadget for herself. I feel used and misled, but when I’ve said so, Mom replies that I’m inconsiderate and only care about money. A few times, she has threatened to not let me see my siblings if I keep being so “rude and uncaring.” What should I do? I love my siblings and don’t want to lose contact. -- Sibling Support Dear Sibling: Tell your mother you would be happy to get the kids Halloween costumes and school supplies -- and then go get them. Don’t give the money to Mom if you think she is misusing it. Instead, put it directly where the assistance is needed. But do it with the utmost concern and sincerity. Dear Annie: I am a woman who doesn’t care much for babies. What do I say to those who expect me to hold their infant? Some people actually thrust their little bundle into my arms without even asking.
I have never had any desire to have children, and I don’t see what the appeal is. Babies are messy, leaky, smelly and noisy, as well as demanding and expensive. I understand that not all women feel as I do, so when I’m around mothers, I say nice things about their kids and have positive comments when shown pictures. However, these same parents are shocked to learn that I am not as thrilled with their little darlings as they are. Is there a nice way to say, “I think your baby is sweet, but I feel more comfortable when the little tyke is on someone else’s lap”? -- Not a Mommy Dear Not: No matter how nice you are, some people will be offended that you don’t admire their child as much as they do. If they ask you to hold the baby, reply with alarm, “Oh, no, I couldn’t possibly. I’m afraid I would drop it.” If they push the baby toward you, put your hands up and back away. You are under no obligation to participate in this ritual, and if others can’t understand your attitude, so be it. Dear Annie: “Hurt and Confused in Wisconsin” said her husband’s stepmother is emotionally abusive. She had trouble reconciling this with the biblical command to honor thy mother and father. I am a minister who has counseled many in this position. “Honor thy mother” means do not speak to or about a parent in a disrespectful manner and do not treat them hurtfully. Do not refuse help for an honest need. Do not exploit or abuse them. However, some people are nasty and cannot be reasoned, pushed or coerced into changing. Catering to their behavior only makes it worse. It is possible to honor thy mother from a distance, so I recommend they have as little contact as possible. I will keep them in my prayers. -- Mishawaka, Ind.
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SHELTIE puppies available ,1 boy, 1 girl $300.00health certificates. 1st shots 267-8729
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickup, 8900 miles, mint condition. Call (603)356-3301 or myusedcars.info
Alton room w/private bath in quiet country location, ten minutes from Alton Circle and Wolfeboro. $450/Month includes utilities. Outside smoking OK. 875-6875. Must Love pets.
GILFORD: 1 or 2-bedroom apartments from $175/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098.
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APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.
Looking to start Alzheimer patient group to meet, to eat, to talk and to have some fun. Need a place to meet. Call Jordan at 603-968-4088.
BELMONT 2 bedroom, 1500 sq. ft. Sunny clean quiet, full basement wash/dryer hookup, $1000/ mo. heat and hot water included. 603-859-4011
LACONIA Indoor Winter Market seeking new vendors: Farmers, crafters, independent sales representatives. For more information, contact Penny , 455-7515. WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.
Appliances Washer & Dryer- Fisher & Paykel. Energy star rated. 5 years used, 1 person. sold duo, $350. 603-851-2272
Autos 1986 Ford Van- 16 passenger, 8 cylinders, rebuilt motor, new transmission, inspected, good tires. $1,550. 528-4535 1999 Chevy Cavalier, 4 dr, 4 cylinder, air, auto, CD, 94K mi., $2,495 obo. 934-2221. 2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x2: Single cab, V-6, 5-Speed, red, Florida truck with no rust. Great shape, 121k miles. $2,995. Call Phil, 393-7786. 2006 Nissan Sentra- 1.8 Ltr., 16-Valve, front wheel drive, 30 MPG, new tires & brakes. Have the CARFAX-No issues. Fully undercoated, great car for $5,900. 603-455-8941 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin
CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
BOATS DOCKS for Rent: 2012 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.
CENTER Harbor House- One bedroom, year-round, propane central heat, tenant pays utilities, tenant does yard maintenance. No pets/Smoking. credit report required, verified income, references. $400/Month, security. Call between 5PM-8PM $25 fee 603-253-6924. CONDO in Lake Winnipesaukee/Laconia area: Nice condition 1-Bedroom, Fully furnished, lake views, utilities + cable/internet included, $825/month. Available immediately. Call 860-558-3052.
GILFORD Imagine home ownership for less than monthly rental!
OUTBOARD MOTOR DISPLAY, Belknap Mall opposite CVS. Think spring!
3 bedrooms, oversized garage/ workshop, need 10% down and owner will finance the rest, for pictures and more info 393-5756.
GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $890/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662
CURVES in Laconia for Sale: Call Brenda for more information, at 528-0808.
GILFORD: 4-bedroom, 3-bath house, garage, decks, hot tub, walk-out basement, lake view, W/D. No smoking. Pet negotiable. $1,650/month +utilities. References, security deposit, one year lease. 603-455-6269. GILFORD: Fully furnished condo, master bedroom, livingroom, diningroom, kitchen, water view. Heat, hot water, electric, cable tv, internet included. Short term lease available. $850/month. (860)614-5866. Laconia 3 bedroom condo- New carpets/paint, cheap heat (natural gas), $950/Month. 265-0624
Laconia- Lakeport Area, 4-room apartment. 2nd floor in quiet neighborhood. Off-Street parking, storage area in attic. No pets/smoking. $750/Month plus utilities. 603-293-0393
NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom trailer with additions and storage shed in small park with on-site laundromat, $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. www.whitemtrentals.com.
LACONIAVery nice studio apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Carpeting, completely renovated. $175/Week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771
TAMWORTH- Available immediately, 2 bedroom ground floor apartment. Convenient Rt16, 25. $765/mo plus security. Tenant pays heat, utilities. (603)323-7065.
LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Prime 2-bedroom apt. on Gale Avenue. Walk to town and beaches. Very large rooms. Beautiful hardwood floors, loads of closets. Private porch and garage. $1,000/month, includes heat and hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Messer St., 3 Room, 1 bedroom with sunporch, 2nd floor. $165/Week. Includes heat/ electric. $500 security. 524-7793 LACONIA: Spacious one and two bedroom apartments for rent with heat and hot water included. Rent from $598 to $839 per month. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO.
TILTONTWO CLEAN, UPDATED one bedrooms. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $640-$660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.
MEREDITH 1 bedroom apt. Open concept partially furnished, easy walk to downtown and public beach. $650/mo. Call 476-8405. MEREDITH Huge. clean 2-bedroom. Bright & Sunny. Walk to town. $800/ month + utilities. 520-6931 MEREDITH: 1-bedroom apartment. Oil forced hot water, 1.5-bath, washer/dryer hook-up, nice yard. No smoking/pets. $750/Month 279-8247, Jim. NORTHFIELD 2 BR Mobil Home. $195?week plus utilities. Call 603-235-6901.
For Rent-Commercial LACONIA- Prime storefront or office in center of Laconia. Carpeting, great exposure. 1,000 sf. + basement. $1,000/Month, includes heat. 524-3892 or 630-4771
New Franklin Apartments, LLC Elderly and Disabled Housing Now Accepting Applications for Project-Based Section 8 Subsidized Apartments HUD Income Limits Apply One & Two Bedroom Units Available Located in Tilton, Franklin & West Franklin
Apartments Available Now For more information, please contact 603-286-4111 Or TTY 1-800-735-2964
LACONIA 3 bedroom house, 2 full baths, FHA Oil, non-smoker, no pets, $1000/month. Jim 279-8247. Laconia- 3 bedroom near park & Beach. Washer/dryer hook-up, off-street parking. $900/Month + utilities. 455-6983 LACONIA- BIg 1-bedroom close to downtown. Includes plowing, 2-car parking & washer/dryer. Plenty of closet space. 2nd floor. $200 heat credit, no dogs/smoking. $170/Week + 4-week security deposit. Credit & criminal background check required. Section 8 approved. Leave message for Rob 617-529-1838 Laconia- Clean, spacious 2 bedroom. Includes heat/hot water, washer/dryer hookups, no pets/smoking. $875/Month. 528-1829
Gilford- One-bedroom, second floor includes heat/HW, electricity. $740/Month. One months rent & security required. 603-731-0340.
Laconia- Great downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884
FT/PT LNA/Caregiver services offered. Ill or need help with adult daily living, household chores, call
LACONIA 2nd floor, very large rooms, heat & hot water included $170/ week. 60 Pearl St.
Laconia- Spacious 2 bedroom, hookups, garage, porch, no pets. $750/Month + utilities
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Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park 72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. Warehouse / Manufacturing. $5,800 • 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space $2,800 • 3,340 Sq. Ft. Warehouse / Manufacturing - $1,800
FHA Heat/AC 3 Phase Power 72 Primrose Drive, Laconia
(603)476-8933 LACONIA- Prime Location. 1200 sq. ft., with heated garage showroom/office. $650/month plus utilities, parking. 455-6662.
SHARED OFFCES AVAILABLE IN GILFORD $425-500 per month Very nice and professional offices with shared common areas in Gilford Professional Park. Nice views, parking and well kept complex. Rent includes electricity, heat, cleaning service for common areas, central a/c and shared kitchen, as well as men and ladies' room. Contact Rob at 387-1226 and leave a message to arrange for a view.
For Sale NEW Screen for Toshiba Satellite M-305 Laptop computer. $75 firm. 603-677-6528 NOMA Snow thrower. 10 HP27 inch wide, 6 speeds. 528-2730 Salon Closed- 1 hydraulic black leather chair, dryer leather chair, 2 floormats, cast iron shampoo bowl wall station. (Towel cabinet, towel hamper, back bar inventory) cutting station, wall display case. All Good Condition. Best offer. 603-851-2272
seeking quality items: Antiques & Estates, coins, jewelry, decorated crocks, old toys, guns, knives, vintage fishing, collections.
Buy * Sell * Consign D. Cross, license 2487 Serving NH since 1988
528-0247 Stereo Equipment- Paradigm Speakers, $1,250; Pro-Studio Speakers, $250; Pioneer 301 D Mega-Changer, $80. 496-8639
Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.
MATTRESS & FURNITURE CLOSEOUTS AND OVERSTOCKS!
AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.
20% OFF ENTIRE STORE! RECLINERS $299, FUTONS, $299 BUNKBEDS, $399 SOFAS, $599 RUSTIC FURNITURE AND ARTWORK TOO! COZY CABIN RUSTICS AND MATTRESS OUTLET 517 WHITTIER HWY. (RTE 25) MOULTONBORO CALL JAY 603-662-9066 WWW.VISCODIRECT.COM
Black & Decker 10” Radial Arm Saw w/stand $200. Makita 10” Table Saw w/stand $200. Makita 10 ” miter/cut-off saw w/stand $175. Call Franklin, NH 603-934-2121 Brand New Elliptical Exercise Machine- Originally $350 from Dick!s in Concord. $200. 934-9086 Case 220 Compact Tractor with 38” snow blower, 44“ snowplow & 40” 3-blade mower deck, weights & chains. $995/OBO. 455-0442
CELLULAR WINDOW SHADES Keep out the cold. Brand new. Sky blue, way below cost. 13 shades, different sizes. Call for sizes and prices and save yourself a bundle. 293-7682 CLASSIC Wooden Motorola stereo phonic LP player with AM/FM radio from the 1950's still works, $100, 723-4032. COOK Healthy with a Black & Decker Food/ Rice cooker w/ instruction booklet, hardly used, $15, 723-4032. CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. (603) 833-8278 FURNITURE-QUEEN size bed, $400; Maple Bureau, $250; Sleeper Couch, 3-seat, $250; Recliner, $25; Kitchen Table, $50. 496-8639 GREEN FIREWOOD- cut, not split $130/cord, cut & split $175/cord. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (All phases). 393-8416.
HP Deskjet 5550 Color Inkjet Printer Good condition, just put new ink cartridges in. $25. Brother fax machine. Brand new cartridge just put in. Needs cleaning, $15. Sharp 30” TV. Older Model, heavy. $20. New waffle iron $5, Body by Jake Ab Scissor, good
SUMMER positions. Some April thru October. All departments. Contact Greg at Geneva Point Center. firstname.lastname@example.org 630-3292.
Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz
Construction Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to manage multiple company books. Responsibilities include but not limited to payroll, accounts payable/ receivable as well as month and year end transactions. Must be a team player and able to multi-task. Knowledge of Peachtree Accounting software is preferred. Email resumes to email@example.com.
DAVID’S AUCTIONS Of Laconia
1 Bretton Woods Ski Lift ticket a $70 value, only $40/obo. Good any day. Call (603)723-4032.
BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. (603) 235-1773
Free Pine Trees, yours for the taking. You cut/haul. Must have insurance. 279-7795 after 2:30 pm. T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
Landmark Inn 480 Main St Laconia NH
Sales & Management Skills a plus, but not necessary No Experience Required
Please send resume to: John P. Giere 28 Bowman Street Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? If you have a good attitude and like people, we want you to become part of our team. Fun team atmosphere; vacations; $500/week but not limited to; bonuses; advancement; start this week. Call for more information Mon. thru Fri. (603)822-0220.
Cook, Waitstaff & Bartender (with experience)
Apply in person, 4:30-6pm: Lakeport (closed Mon & Tues)
a Full Time Job !!! • Looking for insulation installers with experience or willing to learn. • Must have valid NH Drivers License with clean driving record. • We offer paid vacations, holidays, health insurance and 401K with match.
Apply in person to: Quality Insulation 1 Pease Rd. Meredith, NH
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE !!! Dependable Male or Female LNA in private home. 20-40 hours per week. Some overnights & weekends. Send Resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX L 1127 Union Avenue, #1 Laconia, NH 03246
Real Estate TOWN OF MEREDITH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT AVAILABLE MAINTENANCE POSITIONS The Town of Meredith is currently recruiting for two seasonal Maintenance Positions for our Parks and Recreation Department. One 40 hour a week seasonal laborer working Monday – Friday 5am-1:30pm and another seasonal laborer working Saturday and Sunday 5am-1:30pm. The pay range for these positions is $10.73-$13.45. The positions will remain open until filled by qualified candidates. Employment applications can be obtained at the Town!s website; www.meredithnh.org All positions require successfully passing a criminal background check. The Town of Meredith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142. LAKE LOT: Assume my mortgage: 30 percent under assessed value. 207-754-1047
OPEN HOUSE Recently updated 3 bedroom/ 1 1/2 bath ranch in Gilford's H's neighborhood. Walking distance to schools, parks, library, and community center. Single floor living with cathedral ceiling, walk out basement, large deck, one car garage, air conditioning. $225,000. Open House Saturday, February 4th 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. 24 Hazelnut Rd. Questions please call 387-1755.
BELKNAP LANDSCAPE COMPANY is hiring numerous temporary, on-call positions for its Snow Removal Division to include: Equipment Operators, Route Leaders & Shovelers. Prior experience in snow removal a plus. Must be dependable & flexible. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license & reliable transportation, able to lift heavy objects, able to work long shifts and able to drive in snowstorms to get to jobsite. All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen & physical. Apply in Person to HR at: Belknap Landscape Co., Inc., 25 Country Club Rd, Unit 302, Gilford, NH 03249. Phone: (603) 528-2798 Fax: (603) 528-2799 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PIANO TUNING- Goodwin Piano, experienced tuner/pianist. Call 603-366-1904
HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!
528-3531 Now Hiring - Evenings
Building Products company looking to hire several people
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
LEGAL ASSISTANT Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, PA is seeking a part-time experienced legal assistant. Qualified candidates must possess excellent typing, communication and organizational skills. Experience in marital and family law a plus, but not a requirement. Computer experience is required. Excellent work environment and competitive pay.
ADVERTISING Sales for tourism publications and website. Must have solid sales experience. Lakes Region, North Conway to Canadian Border. Commission only. Resume and references required. (603)356-7011.
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Land BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE: Belmont, 3 acres, 100% dry, driveway roughed in to cleared house site, $54,900. Gilford, 1 1/4 acres, near Laconia line, 100% dry, level land, $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.
Major credit cards accepted
Masonry Contractor. Chimney specialist, masonry repair, chimney cleaning, stainless steel liners. Stephen Peoples 1-(800)-330-9085, (603)253-4557/
SAVE 30% ON PAINTING SAVE 30% on Interior Painting. Insured, references. Troy Turcotte Painting 455-9179.
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M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607 PRIVATE 24/7 Personal Caregiver. Large, private room in my spacious home. 20+ years experience. Excellent references, affordable. Marion 568-7125
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Genesis Behavioral Meredith Chamber of Commerce’s Health hosts employment 2012 brochure now available workshop at The Margate LACONIA — An inspirational address highlighting the importance of working hard and making the most of your opportunities by Alex Ray, owner and founder of The Common Man Family of Restaurants, provided a fitting wrap-up to Genesis Behavioral Health’s recent Employment Workshop. Hosted by Genesis Behavioral Health and the Lakes Region Workforce Coalition, and funded with a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant from the New Hampshire Bureau of Behavioral Health, the event took place on December 16 at The Margate Resort. Attendees were able to attend roundtable discussions and workshops focused on topics such as interview skills, resume writing, good grooming and dressing for success. Throughout the day, attendees were able to visit with local employers, learn more about educational opportunities, and talk to experts about benefits and work incentives. Vendors from Hair Excitement of the Belknap Mall, Maurices, Plymouth State University, New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation, Lakes Region Community College, Granite State Independent Living, New Hampshire Employment Security, and Laconia Adult Education all donated their time and talents to the event. Door prizes were donated by Hair Excitement. Hair Excitement and Maurices provided a free ‘’getting ready to work’’ makeover to one lucky attendee. “Meaningful employment is a contributor to good mental health,” said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health,”Our Supported Employment team works closely with people who are interested in pursuing employment as part of their recovery. Returning to work has good outcomes not only for the client, but for the community as well.” This event was financed under an agreement with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Developmental Services, with Medicaid Infrastructure Grant funds provided by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the state of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 524-1100 or visit the website at www.genesisbh.org. CALENDAR from page 15
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Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through March across Rte. 3 from Tilton AutoServ. 27 vendors. www.TiltonWinterFarmersMarket.com. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor confernce room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Artsy Saturday at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-in anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Children’s Room to discover a new art concept. Create and take home you faux stained glass heart for Valentine’s Day. Drop-in Craft Time at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for children in pre-school through grade 4. Make and take a craft. Library will supply the materials. Refreshments.
MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the 2012 promotional brochure has arrived from the printer and is now ready for distribution. According to Susan Cerutti, Executive Director of the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, the brochure is the centerpiece of the Chamber’s marketing program and is aimed at attracting overnight visitors to the area. The distribution of the brochure is primarily out of state with the majority being placed in corporate locations in New England. The early January arrival and distribution insures that prospective visitors have access to the brochure during the winter months while they are in the planning stages of their summer and fall travel plans. The 2012 brochures will be in the major hotels and travel centers in the Boston area and at high traffic tourist locations in Vermont as well as at various travel shows. In addition, the brochure is sent out to inquiries received at the Chamber from ads placed in various publications. In state distribution will be at the state rest areas and in selected locations frequented by the traveling public in the White Mountain, the Seacoast, and the Merrimack Valley. The brochure is an attractive, 24 page, four color guide listing the area’s attractions, restaurants, specialty shops, accommodations, and local services. In keeping with the theme of attracting visitors to the area, the brochure features a comprehensive calendar of events as well as a map showing the major routes into Meredith. Those
Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 brochure. (Courtesy photo)
interested in receiving a copy of the 2012 Meredith brochure should contact the Chamber at 279-6121. The brochure can also be downloaded from the Chamber’s website—www.meredithareachamber.com.
Belknap County GOP to hear candidates for governor & RNC national committee LACONIA — The Belknap County Republican Committee has announced that its next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 at the Shang Hai restaurant. In addition to the normal monthly topics, the committee has scheduled two guest speakers: Kevin Smith, candidate for governor, and Juliana Bergeron, candidate for New Hampshire’s RNC National Committeewoman. Smith is one of two currently announced GOP gubernatorial candidates. Bergeron, formerly the Cheshire County chairman, is one of two currently announced candidates for National Committeewoman. The election is scheduled for the
morning of Saturday, April 14, at the NH GOP’s Annual State Committee Meeting which is being held this year at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. This is the start of the campaign season for in-state races; the BCRC plans to schedule candidates for a wide array of positions to speak at their monthly meetings between now and November. Those interested in having dinner or who want to socialize before the meeting should plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. For more information, send an email to Alan@BelknapCountyRepublicans.org or check out the committee’s website at www.belknapcountyrepublicans.org
MOULTONBOROUGH — CHMM Community Caregivers, an organization that helps residents in Center Harbor, Meredith and Moultonborough get to their appointments with volunteer drivers, has issued a call for more volunteers. “We are seeing an increase in a need for long distance rides to medical appointments at Dartmouth, the Lahey
Clinic and Dana Farber,” said Catherine Turgeon, executive director of CHMM Community Caregivers. “Many of our volunteers are either summer residents or leave New Hampshire for warmer climates in the winter, so we are hoping that more people in the towns we serve will be willing to attend our upcoming volunteer orientation to help fill our many calls.’’ see next page
CHMM Community Caregivers group issues call for more volunteers
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from preceding page In addition to transportation, volunteers may perform other services such as running errands, helping with grocery shopping or just spending time visiting with neighbors who make these requests. Mileage reimbursement for volunteers is optional. Turgeon says that becoming a volunteer at CHMM Community Caregivers requires neither a large time commitment nor an expectation of being available on a regular basis. “Participation is very flexible. Volunteers are contacted when a service is scheduled to see if they are able to help out, but if someone isn’t available, we understand. Our members can be as busy as they would like to be and the rewards are great,” said Turgeon. Those interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about CHMM Community Caregivers, can visit the web site at www.chmmcommunitycaregivers.org and call the office at 253-9275 to request an application. The next volunteer orientation class will be held later this month and applications will need to be reviewed before attending the class.
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WINNIPESAUKEE ACCESS. 3,000+ sq.ft. home has 2 giant family rooms, 2 decks, a huge level backyard, basement game room & a private suite for guests with kitchen, bath & bdrms. Boat down Shannon Brook to the “Big Lake” and enjoy all Balmoral amenities - beach, boat launch, tennis, playground & club house. $399,900 Steve Banks 387-6607
ROOM FOR EVERYONE! Great 5 bdrm, in-town home is filled with gorgeous natural woodwork, large windows, and lots of sunlight. Full bath on each level, hardwood floors, den/study, porch, and a 2-story attached garage with storage built-ins. Just a short walk to the park, and downtown shopping. $139,900 Bob Gunter 387-8664
VIEWS OF WAUKEWAN are priceless with a lifetime of sunsets. Built by the owners with 3 bdrms, 2 baths, walk-out lower level with workshop, and the perfect Meredith location. Walk to downtown but enjoy a spacious lot with plenty of room to expand $219,000 Chris Kelly 677-2182
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