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Slightly revised Narrow majority of voters sign off on school board sponsored $2.3-million reduction in spending 2-way traffic 10-percent cut in the district’s teaching positions, move 5th will be fully $2.3-million lower B E E operating budget. graders to the middle school than the $23.9-million current plan gets 2nd BRISTOL — Voters attendFaced with declining enrolland drastically increase the spending level. the deliberative session of ment and the lingering effects cost of health insurance for And there’s really no turning hearing tonight ing Newfound Area School Disof recession, the school board nearly all non-teachers. back at this point. Voters will y

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LACONIA — With one change, a plan to open Beacon Street East and Beacon Street West to twoway traffic, which received a cool reception from business owners and local residents last month, will get another public airing before the Planning Board when it meets at City Hall tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. The original conceptual plan prepared by Kevin Dandrade of TEC, Inc. of Lawrence, see 2-Way page 7

trict’s annual meeting on Saturday, by a narrow margin, signed off on a groundbreaking

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If finally approved by a secret ballot vote on March 13, the 2012-13 school year budget

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Warrant posting error puts Alton school building project on hold By rogEr AmsdEn

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Kraft says elements that U.S. closes Syrian embassy as diplomacy collapses make NFL so exciting just went against Pats this time

FOXBOROUGH, Mass (AP) — When New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft sits down with network executives to negotiate the NFL’s television contracts, he knows what they’re looking for. On Sunday, he experienced the wrong side of it. “Look, we’re all disappointed in what happened,” he told reporters after returning to the team’s stadium on Monday, the day after the New York Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 in the Super Bowl. “I can say this as chair of the (NFL) broadcast committee: The reason that the networks pay us the large fees that they do is that no one knows what is going to happen in a game. Head coach, quarterback, owner, D-linemen no one knows. “It’s two or three plays that make the difference, that makes the game so exciting.” Those plays went against the Patriots on Sunday, when they lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl for the second time in five seasons. Among the turning points was coach Bill Belichick’s decision to allow Ahmad Bradshaw to score the go-ahead touchdown with 57 seconds left so that the Patriots might have enough time for a comeback. “I don’t want to get into the whole thing, the whole sequence there,” Belichick told reporters on Monday. “Basically, we felt like that was our best chance with the field position they had, to try to get the ball back and give ourselves an opportunity to have the last possession, rather than have the game end on a kick that (has an over) 90 percent success rate from the field position they were in.” The Patriots flew back to Boston on Monday afternoon and rode buses to Gillette Stadium, where a few hundred fans greeted them. Belichick said he appreciated seeing the fans who came out to see them in spite of the loss. “It says a lot about those people and the fan base we have here,” he said. “It’s much, much appreciated by all of us.” Only a handful of players were available in the locker room; spokesman Stacey James said most players met their families in the parking lot and went home without coming in. Safety James Ihedigbo said the flight home was especially difficult because he realized the team would probably not be together again as a whole. see PATRIOTS page 10

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. closed its embassy in Syria and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus on Monday in a new Western push to get President Bashar Assad to leave power and halt the murderous grind in Syria — now among the deadliest conflicts of the Arab Spring. Although the diplomatic effort was stymied at the U.N. by vetoes from Russia and China, the moves by the U.S. and Britain were a clear message that Western powers see no point in engaging with Assad and now will seek to bolster Syria’s opposition. “This is a doomed regime as well as a murdering regime,” British Foreign Secretary William Hague told lawmakers as he recalled his country’s ambassador from Syria. “There is no way it can recover its credibility internationally.” President Barack Obama said the Syrian leader’s

departure is only a matter of time. “We have been relentless in sending a message that it is time for Assad to go,” Obama said during an interview with NBC. “This is not going to be a matter of if, it’s going to be a matter of when.” The most serious violence Monday was reported in Homs, where Syrian government forces, using tanks and machine guns, shelled a makeshift medical clinic and residential areas on the third day of a relentless assault, killing a reported 40 people, activists said. More than a dozen others were reported killed elsewhere. Those deaths followed a regime onslaught in Homs that began Saturday, the same day Syria’s allies in Russia and China vetoed a Western- and Arab-backed resolution aimed at trying to end the see SYRIA page 9

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coalition government caved in to demands to cut civil service jobs, announcing 15,000 positions would go this year, amid mounting international pressure to agree on austerity measures needed to secure major new debt agreements. The announcement Monday signals a shift in Greece’s policy, as state jobs have so far been protected during the country’s acute financial crisis, which started about two years ago. Public Sector Reform Minister Dimitris Reppas said the job cuts would be carried out under a new law that allows such firings. Unions have called a 24-hour general strike for Tuesday, in response to the new austerity measures, while about 4,000 protesters braved torrential rain

late Monday to join protest rallies organized in central Athens by left-wing opposition parties. Greece is racing to push through the painful reforms — which have yet to be agreed to by Greece’s coalition partners — to clinch a €130 billion ($170 billion) bailout deal from its European partners and the International Monetary Fund and avoid a March default on its bond repayments. Debt-ridden Greece has been kept solvent since May 2010 by payments from a €110 billion ($145 billion) international rescue loan package. When it became clear the money would not be enough, a second bailout was decided last October. As well as the austerity measures, the bailout also depends on separate talks with banks and other prisee GREECE page 12

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Defense unhappy as trial of man accused of knife assault is delayed because witness unavailable BY GAIL OBER

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LACONIA — At the request of prosecutors, a Belknap County judge yesterday granted a continuance in the case of a local man who is accused of punching one man and stabbing another in a cocaine-fueled argument in a Strafford Street apartment in April of 2011. Tyler Twombly, 26, of 335 Liberty Hill Road in Gilford, was allegedly shot by James McNeil shot during the altercation. The state charged McNeil with one count of first degree assault, which is being heard in a different trial in the same court. Twombly faces once count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and simple assault. According to police affidavits, Twombly allegedly stabbed a man in the side during what police are describing a “crack-cocaine” fueled party in one of the apartments in the former Scott & Williams building. Witnesses said he also punched a different man earlier in the evening. Asst. County Atty. Carley Ahern asked Judge James O’Neill III for a continuance because one of the state’s witnesses, a DNA criminalist from the N.H. Dept. of Safety, is unavailable. In her motion for a continuance, Ahern said the expert was available for the two weeks after the jury was selected on January 23, but is not available during this week. Trial was scheduled to begin this morning. Twombly’s lawyer, Atty. Mark Sisti, objected to the continuance because he said the state didn’t tell him the witness was unavailable during the final pretrial conference on Jan. 3. Sisti asserted Twombly’s formal assertion of his rights to a speedy trial reminding the Court that Twombly remains incarcerated. Ahern also said three of the witnesses to the allegedly stabbing and shooting will be given immunity from prosecution after Sisti, Ahern and the judge agreed all three have fifth amendment — or self-incrimination — challenges surrounding their testimony. According to discovery made available during the motion to

alert the witnesses of the possible fifth-amendment violations, one of the witnesses said the stabbing and shooting took place in her apartment. A second witness who will get immunity told police her and Twombly were free-basing — or reducing powdered cocaine to smokable form — and she was “too high at the time” to provide specific details. She also said she initially gave a false name to 9-1-1 operators because of two outstanding warrants. A third witness — also granted immunity — said he was in the apartment the night of the stabbing but allegedly told investigating police officer Det. Jeff Steigler he got a fresh cut on his neck when two masked men entered the apartment and beat him. He said he heard one of the women say something about a knife and told police he felt something hard pressed against his side. A fourth witness is one of Twombly’s alleged victims but Ahern said she has been unable to locate him to serve him with his notices. She said if the Joint

Belknap County/U.S. Marshal’s Task Force is unable to locate him, she will proceed without his testimony. According to the same motion, the fourth witness told police when he arrived at the apartment he went into the back bedroom and was attacked by someone unknown to him. Affidavits supplied shortly after the stabbing and shooting said police found a 40-caliber shell casing and the blade of a steak knife in the apartment during their investigation. They said when they arrived they found Twombly bleeding from a wound to his torso. The rest of the men in the apartment had left and only the female witnesses and a minor child were left in the apartment. Twombly had been free on $50,000 cash bail which was alleged revoked when he allegedly violated the term of his release in Gilford. With yesterday’s continuance, a second jury will have to be empaneled to hear Twombly’s trial. No new dates have been set.

Young woman admits guilt for downtown Laconia purse snatching LACONIA — A woman who stole an elderly person’s pocketbook behind the downtown ServiceLink building has been sentenced to 12 months in the county jail after pleading guilty to one count of robbery. Patricia Kennett, 28, must also pay a $1,000 fine — suspended for three years contingent of good behavior — and pay $20 in restitution to the victim. Two months of the jail sentenced is suspended contingent on two-years good behavior and the completion of a drug rehabilitation program. Kennett’s accomplice, Andrew Rouse, of 22 Heritage

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Corporate welfare Hagith Zor Giv, director of the Critical Pedagogy Center at Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv, once visited the United States and observed that “the United States is full of contradictions that were fascinating for me: excellent medicine but no health insurance for nearly 50 million people; wonderful, innovative theater but violent, vulgar TV; excellent scholarship but a lack of critical thinking among many educators and students. Life is very comfortable and convenient for so many people, and yet very difficult for others” (Boston Research Center for the 21st Century: Fall/Winter 2004 02005: Number 23). The list of contradictions could have volumes added to it but one in particular involves the issue of welfare that makes people automatically associate the term with poor people. It is common for people to find fault with some low-income Americans who abuse a social welfare system designed to help them and who can blame taxpayers for their anger? However, to a greater extent, those more harmful to our society are the so-called capitalists who want government out of the way unless it is giving them a subsidy, a tax break or a bailout. What many people are not aware of is that most welfare dollars are given to the richest people in society, who love socialism only when it applies to them. The majority of people receiving welfare do not cheat unlike those who receive corporate welfare who can all be considered cheats because their welfare is not need-based. It is estimated that between eight out of 10 welfare dollars go to the rich but no one sees them abusing the system because they live in gated communities protected by guard dogs, video cameras and private security people. Thus, they remain far from the view of the public whereas the poor cannot hide so easily. “When one thinks about government welfare, the first thing that comes to mind is the proverbial welfare queen sitting atop her majestic throne of government cheese issuing a royal decree to her clamoring throngs of illegitimate babies that they may shut the hell up while she tries to watch Judge Judy. However, many politically well-connected corporations are also parasitically draining their share of fiscal blood from your paycheck before you ever see it. It’s called corporate welfare” (http://thinkbynumbers.org/blog/ government-spending/corporatewelfare/cor...). For example, “The Cato Institute estimated that, in 2002, $93-billion were devoted to corporate welfare….; the Pentagon’s Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) (found) $1.4 billion of overcharging and fraud (and) $15-billion in subsidies contained in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, (were provided)

to the oil, gas, and coal industries…” (same source). “Welfare per se is defined as “financial or other forms of public — government — assistance to people in need. Welfare also means health, happiness, well-being. For many years, welfare programs grew out of a belief that government has a responsibility to meet the needs of the least of these in our society — needs that the private sector was unwilling or unable to meet adequately…, i.e. food to the hungry, health care to the sick, water to the thirsty, welcome to the stranger, clothing to the naked, presence with the imprisoned, shelter to the homeless (Matthew 25:31-46) [http:// gbgm-umc.org/Response/articles/ corporate_welfare.html]. Corporate welfare, on the other hand, “describes financial or other form of government assistance to a corporation provided free or at a belowmarket rate. Unlike social welfare, it is rarely need-based. Much of U.S. corporate-welfare policy is embedded in the tax code, which supports certain corporate actions over others through tax expenditures, deductions and credits. Unlike budget items, tax expenditures are not approved each year but continue until Congress votes to end them. The largest corporate-welfare payments go to the wealthiest corporations. These corporations are often among the biggest campaign donors to candidates of both major political parties (http://gbgm-umc.org/ Response/articles/corporate_welfare.html). In other words, we have the best congress money can buy! “From 1996 through 2000, just 10 large profitable companies enjoyed a total of $50-billion in corporate tax breaks. That brought their combined tax bills down to only 8.9-percent of their $191-billion in U.S. profits over the five years. In just the most recent two years for which data are available, these 10 companies got $29-billion in tax welfare, and paid a mere 5.9-percent of their profits in federal income taxes” (http://ctj.org/html/corp0402. htm). This has been going on for some time. For example, “Microsoft enjoyed more than $12-billion in total tax breaks over the past five years. In fact, Microsoft actually paid no tax at all in 1999. General Electric, America’s most profitable corporation, reported $50.8-billion in U.S. profits over the past five years, but paid only 11.5-percent of that in federal income taxes. Ford enjoyed $9.1-billion in corporate tax welfare over the past five years. It reported $18.6-billion in U.S. profits over the past two years, but paid a tax rate of only 5.7-percent. Enron paid no income taxes at all in four of the past five years, despite $1.8-billion in reported U.S. profits. Enron’s see next page

LETTERS ‘Shale oil’ isn’t really oil at all, it’s a pre-petroleum hydrocarbon To the editor, I am flattered that Steve Earle takes such a liking to my letters but I have to correct him on some things he claimed. In his letter, “Anything that threatens to raise the cost of oil is indeed my business”, he makes some odd claims. Firstly, Neil Young’s letter was a joke, not something to cite. The meanest people on the planet are right wingers. Secondly, I did not viciously attack Christianity; I attacked the fundamentalist wing of all religions. Fundamentalists of all religions seem to hate true liberty and the right to privacy. It’s their DNA. In this country it’s the right wing Christians that are the dangerous ones. While they rail against Islamic Sharia, they embrace the same kind of religious madness, so it is not Muslims nor Jews I worry about here, its the crazy wing of Christianity. Liberal Christians are people I am proud to know. If I lived in a Muslim country, it would be the Muslim fundies I would be against. I am against religion in government because it just always makes a divisive mess of everything. That is why the founders left God out of the Constitution, banned religious tests for oaths and ended state sponsored religion. There is no hate in my letters; just scorn where scorn is deserved, disdain where disdain belongs. Would you like a hanky, Steve? I feel your pain. Mr. Earle says the Keystone pipeline was approved but actually it was not yet approved by the State Department. Further studies were required in order to move the pipeline away from the water supply for three entire states. If you look at the present pipeline, it goes around the water supply. Smart! The State Department was eventually going to approve it with a new pathway but when the House GOP forced the State Department to make a decision within 60 days, they stupidly blew it. The pipeline will come but only after it is steered away from the aquifer under the three states. Mr. Earle also passes off the statement that we have “the largest proven oil reserves in the world”. The prob-

lem with this statement is that the oil he speaks of is really “Kerogen” which is a pre-petroleum hydrocarbon substance which has not completed the petroleum formation process. It is commonly called shale-oil but the rock is not really shale and the hydrocarbon is not really oil. But it certainly does have potential if we get desperate. First, there needs to be a freeze wall surrounding the deposits in order to prevent heavy metal contamination of ground water. Nice! With freeze wall in place the deposits are heated in some manner to 600-700 degrees Celsius. The heat causes the Kerogen to accelerate the natural process to oil. It takes about four years of heating then we have to bring it up. At this time, these methods have only been tested in small locations. It is a costly way to get energy at this time. But like renewable energies, the costs will come down when technology improves. Mr Earle also errs in that he seems to think the reserves are a new discovery. In fact, the knowledge of these locked up reserves of immature hydrocarbons dates to the first quarter of the 20th Century. President Taft saw the fields as future fuel for the Navy. The March, 1874 Scientific American reported Shale-Oil was first discovered when rocks used as a barricade by workers caught fire. The question is whether we wish to develop natural renewable energies that don’t leave huge environmental problems or do we wish to stick to the old ways held on to by people who desperately cling to their own past and can’t envision the future world of their children and grandchildren. And as far as blaming the nonapproval of the Keystone pipeline for any increase in gas prices, that is simply hilarious. The real culprits in these matters are usually Wall Street speculators and the volatility of the Middle East. We will never learn it seems. Dead soldiers for oil, decade after decade. James Veverka Tilton


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LETTERS Keystone pipeline would supply 5.6M safe barrels of oil weekly To the editor, You just filled your car’s gas tank, cost FIFTY DOLLARS. You just added up your home heating bills for the year, cost THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Your spending near SIX thousand dollars a year on energy that should cost you much LESS. Thank Henry Osmer, Kent Warner, James Veverka and Everett McLaughlin for your gigantic bill. It is exactly their brand of failed logic that causes it. If the Iranian’s close the Straits of Hormuz and get a bomb, $6 a gallon gas will look like an absolute bargain. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would supply about 5.6-million barrels of SAFE OIL weekly. It could REPLACE about 20-percent of our DEPENDENCE on Saudi oil. These four gentleman are more concerned with defending Obama’s Keystone turn down to buy green votes than risking YOUR sons or daughters LIFE at the Straits of Hormuz having to defend our oil. The Keystone has had three years of intensive, environmental scrutiny and exhaustive government study. Results: no environmental impact. Nebraska wants a re-route, not on facts but on unfounded fear, and Keystone has agreed to it. There are ALREADY thousands of miles of oil pipeline operating SAFELY EVERY DAY in this country over every ter-

rain imaginable including the wilds of Alaska. Keystone offers a once in a life time opportunity to get SAFE OIL. Murphy Oil wanted to build a large refinery on the shores of Lake Michigan costing hundreds of millions to refine and transport oil throughout the Midwest. The project would have produced thousands of some of the very highest paying jobs in America and reduced Americas dependence on UNSAFE OIL. The locals squashed the idea like a bug. NIMBY ( not in my back yard) hypocrisy live everywhere. Just read Henry Osmer’s rantings. The Cape Wind project (several windmills) that would light a good part of Cape Cod and the islands has had similar opposition despite a clean environmental report from government. What could be CLEANER than WIND ENERGY. Tell that to the late Ted Kennedy who said he would see the tip of a windmill from his front porch. He fought the project with every ounce of his being. Every attempt to make energy of all kinds CHEAPER, more ABUNDANT and more safely sourced in this country is fought by DEMOCRATS with the same hypocritical clap trap you hear from these four birds. Tony Boutin Gilford

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Veverka & Obama want a sweeping & all powerful government To the editor, Oh, and another thing. Yesterday I wrote to the editor commenting on a few letters which had appeared here recently but forgot one of the major points I had intended to make. So this is it: When James Veverka went on his damming rant against religions seeking to control, dominate, and take away peoples rights and freedoms comparing them to Hitler, Stalin and who ever, did he for one moment consider that it is no more moral or just for a political party or movement to try to do the same thing? Progressive liberals are trying to do that to us right now. He and President Obama support the concept of a sweeping all powerful central government telling

our citizens what they can and can’t buy, who will be chosen to succeed in business, if a citizen has the right to protect themselves on the street, in their home or anywhere. They also want to curtail free speech so that only government approved (read “liberal” here) can be printed or broadcast. He can’t say this isn’t so because major Democratic officials in Washington have a well documented and recorded history here. So James, why is it wrong for them but not wrong for you when it’s the exact same thing? By the way readers I am not conceding his point on the Catholic bishops positions on the government ruling that religious medical facility’s must see next page

from preceding page total taxes over the five years were a negative $381-million. Its corporate tax welfare totaled $1.0-billion” (http://ctj.org/html/corp0402.htm). Current figures may be even more egregious. According to http://www.ombwatch. org/node/341, “Government spending for corporate welfare programs far exceeds government spending for social programs. For example, “Total federal spending on a safety net for the poor costs the average taxpayer about $400 a year, while spending on corporate welfare programs costs the same taxpayer about $1,400 a year (source: CBO figures); Over 90-percent of the budget cuts passed by Congress cut spending for the poor — programs that ensure food for the needy, housing for the homeless, job training for the unemployed, community health care for the sick.” If welfare reform is to be undertaken, it should be done at the top where the

abuse is considerably greater than it is at the bottom. Let’s stop attacking the poor for the pennies that a few of them may pilfer while we look the other way at billions that corporations rip off from the taxpayers to engorge their already overflowing coffers. Of course, we need to make sure that all abuse does not happen but why focus only on those who abuse the system the least? Is it because they can’t fight back? Or maybe it’s because of the corporate version of the Golden Rule – He who holds the gold rules. If the two parties really are so concerned about eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse from the federal government; reducing the deficit; and growing our economy, how about stopping the corrupt practice of rewarding friends and campaign contributors. (Leo R. Sandy is professor of counselor education at Plymouth State University and a consulting school psychologist.)

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To the editor, I have been cautiously following an attempted coup d’état, or simply a coup, by the High Sheriff regarding this sudden overthrow of a critical segment of Barnstead’s town selectmen form of government by taken over its police department,. However, what I have been reading in the media has risen to what can be characterized as balderdash, the classic bluffing game that has gone beyond hilarious. If this is allowed to continue by the Belknap County Delegation, an additional half million dollar increase in the Sheriff Department budget, above what the commission has recommended for FY 2012, will take place. Ultimately the answers to the following questions are mandated regarding the separation of powers between county and local government: 1. If a sitting High Sheriff is hired as municipal police chief, does he or she automatically relinquish the elected position of High Sheriff? 2. Is the office of municipal police chief incompatible with that of county High Sheriff? 3. Can a county municipal police chief also hold the office of county High Sheriff? 4. In the event that an individual runs for both the elected office of police

chief and High Sheriff, who receives a majority vote from the municipal election and county election, able to hold both elected position simultaneously? 5. If, at this March Town Meeting, the Barnstead voters change its form of government, under an article in the warrant for said meeting, which affect one or more permanent constables or police chief or other police officers for full-time duty in said town, when does the Warrant Article take effect? 6. Under the powers vested in the state Constitution as it applies to a High Sheriff’s authority, N.H. CONSTITUTION, part. II, articles 38, 71; can a county High Sheriff, establish a 3rd party Sheriff Department subgroup(s)? 7. Can the High Sheriff designate a deputy sheriff to act as Police Chief of any incorporated N.H. MUNICIPALITY? 8. Can the High Sheriffs assign any deputy sheriffs to perform any privately paid work? These questions should have been ask by the commission, at the inception of such an proposal, which will now be answered by the delegation who must appropriate the additional money for FY 2012 or FY 2013 (Ans. to Q #5). Thomas A. Tardif Laconia

Social Security trust holds Treasury notes guaranteed by USA To the editor, There has been so much use of Social Security (OASDI Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) as a straw man to attack the administration on the budget deficit that I spent time researching what the true story is. This all comes from many non-partisan sites on Google. The actuarial predictions are that Social Security WILL RUN OUT OF MONEY IN 2035. All economists have said that slight adjustments to the fund will make it possible for the fund to remain solvent indefinitely. These include eligibility ages, adjustments of payments to high-worth retirees, and some others. When the OASDI was set up the life expectancy was well over 10 years lower than it is today. The two parties have to take Social Security bashing out of the deficit equation and form a bipartisan committee to come up with what is necessary to put OASDI on a sound financial footing. Social Security is funded by special Treasury securities. These securities, along with the money paid in by workers and employers, earn interest that adds to the fund. The lowest is 1.5-percent (currently). Ten years

ago it was 5.25-percent, in 1985 it was 11-percent. These rates are in line with what anyone with a conservative mutual fund might earn. These rates are guaranteed to be paid because the fund holds notes backed by the U.S. Government. The money generated by these securities is used in the general funds of our government until the money is needed by the SS Fund to pay benefits. This “borrowing” is the source of claims that SS money is being used to bail us out of our deficit. In fact the borrowed money is to relieve cash flow needs. It does not effect the deficit. One bad idea that keeps coming up is the privatization of Social Security. My examination of the pioneering plan, Chile’s, shows that there are high government management sales costs, government guarantees of payments in bad economic years and other very significant negatives. Australia, Sweden and some other countries with privatization have built in government costs. These are all socialist oriented countries that see the need to protect their workers from themselves when the private accounts lose money. Kent Warner

What PUC’s justification for granting this FairPoint rate hike? To the editor, Just in case this one passed you by, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently approved a 99-cent per line increase each month for FairPoint customers due to a pole tax.

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Lakes Region marine contractor fined $20,000 for wetlands violations CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) has fined Terence Graham, a marine contractor doing business as Docks Unlimited at 45 Daniel Webster Highway (Rte. 3) in Meredith, for violations of wetlands law and ordered him to restore two sites, one in Meredith and one in Alton. Justice James O’Neill, III of Belknap County Superior Court yesterday upheld a settlement agreement reached with Graham by Commissioner Thomas Burack of DES and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and ordered him to pay $20,000 in civil money penalties and restore properties where he altered wetlands without obtaining the requisite permits. According to DES, Graham filled

some 1,200-square-feet of wetland at 183 Waukewan Street in Meredith, a property owned by a realty trust of which his wife was the trustee. Likewise, the department claimed he disturbed approximately 163 linear feet of shoreline and deposited approximately six cubic yards of stone fill in Lake Winnipesaukee while constructing a breakwater at a property on Smith Point Road in Alton. Graham has claimed he lacks the resources to pay the penalties and is scheduled to appear in Belknap County Superior Court on March 30 when a hearing will be held to determine his financial condition. The court may adjust payment of the civil money penalties as it finds necessary. — Michael Kitch

Clarification: Custody of Brown’s child was given to father A statement made in an article about the Carey House and the plight of homeless people in Laconia that was published in The Daily Sun on

Feb. 3 needs clarification. Deborah Brown says she voluntarily gave custody of her minor child to the child’s father.

2-WAY from page one Mass. would provide for two-way traffic on Beacon Street East, but would limit southbound traffic at the southern end of the core downtown area to a right-turn northbound on to Main Street and prohibit either turning left on to Main Street or proceeding through to Beacon Street West. Southbound traffic on Beacon Street West, on the other hand, would be able to turn either left or right on to Main Street as well as to proceed through to Beacon Street East. Because of the position of the entrance to the parking garage near the foot of Beacon Street East it would only be open to northbound traffic. Main Street north of its intersection with Main Street and Pleasant Street south of Veterans Square would remain one-way. A four-way stop would control traffic where Pleasant Street, Veterans Square and Beacon Street West join and the entrance to Laconia Savings Bank near the intersection would be eliminated. Since the first meeting the plan was revised to close Beacon Street East to southbound traffic between Hanover Street and the Main Street bridge. Attorney Pat Wood pointed out that not only is the entrance to the parking inaccessible to southbound traffic but also trucks delivering to local businesses, especially the Soda Shoppe,

would hinder the flow of two-way traffic. He recommended restricting twoway traffic on Beacon Street East to the stretch between Church Street and Hanover Street and allowing only northbound traffic from the Main Street Bridge to Hanover Street. Dandrade incorporated Wood’s recommendation in the plan he will present tonight. In addition to one-way traffic northbound on Beacon Street East between the Main Street bridge and Hanover Street, he proposes designating a turning lane for vehicles entering the parking garage as well as narrowing the roadway while retaining a dozen on-street, parallel parking spaces. Planning Director Shanna Saunders said that Dandrade hopes to complement his presentation with an interactive simulation of the proposed flow of downtown traffic. Last year TEC studied traffic patterns and measured traffic flows at eight intersections — Main Street and Court Street/Union Avenue, Main Street and Beacon Street East/Beacon Street West, Main Street and Pleasant Street, Beacon Street East and Church Street, Veteran’s Square, Pleasant Street and New Salem Street, Beacon Street West and Water Street — to assess the impact of two-way traffic on Beacon Street East and Beacon Street West. The simulation is based on the data collected.

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Dubois initially denied being involved in the accident though later admitted being the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. It noted that Dubois appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the interview and alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the accident. On Monday, however, Eichhorn said he did not expect to charge Dubois with a crime. “We weren’t able to charge her with anything... there wasn’t enough evidence to bring a charge.” Dubois refused medical treatment at the scene and was transported to Belknap County Jail for protective custody. She has since been released. As reported in The Berlin Daily Sun on December 20, 2011, Dubois pleaded guilty to a charge that she smuggled drugs into the Northern Correctional Facility in March. Dubois was charged with smuggling seven balloons, filled with marijuana and the prescription drug Suboxone, into the prison and delivering the drugs to inmate Frederick Sanborn. She was prosecuted on two charges. For one charge, acts prohibited, she was sentenced to three years probation and one year in jail, suspended on the condition of good behavior. The second charge, delivery of articles to prisoners, brought a concurrent sentence of one-and-a-half to three years in prison, also suspended. The Berlin Daily Sun also reported Dubois had been convicted in 2003 for theft of lost property, a misdemeanor.

ALTON from page one will need to convince a Superior Court judge that an emergency exists that cannot wait until 2013. The error involved the failure of the district to include wording at the top of the articles which would make clear that passage of the them would override the 10-percent limitation of RSA 32:18 on a bond article not recommended by the Budget Committee. The wording suggested by the state is: “Passage of this article shall override the 10-percent limitation imposed on this appropriation due to the nonrecommendation of the budget committee.” State law for those communities which have adopted the municipal budget committee act limits increases made by voters to no more than 10-percent of the total appropraition, including separate warrant articles, recommended by a budget commit-

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from preceding page board, replied that the board had never buildings and grounds committee.’’ missed a Budget Committee session at David St. Cyr asked why voters which the school budget was discussed. couldn’t simply add the needed lanShe said the committee had met ‘’an guage to the warrant at the deliberative excessive 23 times in 12 months’’ and session.. that three of the missed meetings were But Loughman said the law requires when there was a conflict, as the School that the language has to go on the warBoard was in negotiations over a new rant article before it is posted and can’t collective bargaining agreement. be added at the meeting. ‘’It can’t be Dave St. Cyr charged that the profixed. Unfortunately the law is the law. posed amendment had been brought Nothing can be done. But it is imporforth by selectmen as a way of undertant to move these articles to the end of mining the School Board, which the warrant so you don’t end up without Alton Superintendent of brought an angry rejoinder from Carr Schools Kathy Holt apologizes who denied that he was acting on behalf a budget,’’ she said. David Hussey said that he wasn’t sure for warrant article errors of the Selectboard, pointing out that he that he wanted to see the warrant articles which will render a vote on a had made the motion from the floor, not moved to the end of the budget, maintain- proposed school building plan from his seat on the the stage. invalid. (Roger Amsden/ for ing that it looked to him like the school The Laconia Daily Sun) Carr is a former School Board member. board wasn’t prepared. “We’re not ready When St. Cyr said that Carr had to approach a project of this size,’’ said Hussey. attempted to get the Budget Committee to agree to The 100 or so voters at the session then approved the proposed amendment Carr said the charge was moving the three bond issue articles to the end of disgraceful and asked St. Cyr, ‘’Why are you smiling the warrant. and grinning about this?’’ Voters then took up a routine warrant article for Ruth Messier then moved the question and the compensation of the school board and officers of the proposed amendment was overwhelmingly defeated. school district which Loring Carr, selectmen’s repVoters approved an amendment proposed by School resentative to the Budget Committee, sought to Board Chairman Terri Noyes to increase the proposed amend by cutting $100 from each school board memoperating budget to $13,216,497, the amount origiber’s compensation and giving the $500 to the SAU nally recommended by the board which the Budget 72 business manager, whom he said had attended Committee had trimmed by more than $140,000. more budget committee meetings than members of Much of the session was taken up with amending the school board. the wording of special warrant articles for improveCarr said the School Board wasn’t fulfilling its ments to the Alton Central School property which obligation to take part in Budget Committee delibwould have taken effect only if the school building erations but Krista Argiropolis, vice-chair of the bond issue had been voted on and failed. SYRIA from page 2 crackdown on dissent. Some 200 people died, the highest death toll reported for a single day in the uprising, according to several activist groups. Even as the U.S. steps up pressure on Assad to halt the violence and relinquish power, Obama said

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2nd wave of evictions is sweeping away Occupiers, including in Portland, Maine PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A tent city that’s among the longest-lived Occupy protest encampments is coming down as part of a new wave of eviction orders against demonstrators aligned with the movement in communities including Miami, Washington and Pittsburgh. Occupy Maine demonstrators removed several large tents over the PATRIOTS from page 2 “It’s the National Football League. The group of guys that are on that plane, it’s rare that all these guys are going to be back and be one team,” he said. “We have a very special group. We worked hard, we’re a family and we played like that. It’s a tough pill to swallow.” Defensive back Antwaun Molden said Sunday night was rough, but by Monday he had taken time to reflect on the season as a whole. “To see where we came from Aug. 30 to this point, it’s definitely a journey,” he said. “I know we played well. We just came up short. It’s a good thing to learn from.” Kraft noted that the team has two first-round draft picks and two sec-

weekend, and the city on Monday gave them additional time to remove the rest. Demonstrators who established the encampment just two weeks after the Occupy Wall Street encampment set up shop in New York City vowed to continue their work to call attention to corporate excess and economic inequality. “Just because the occupation is

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beginning,” said Deese Hamilton, one of the four named plaintiffs in a lawsuit aiming to keep protesters in Lincoln Park. Hamilton was homeless before joining with the Occupy protesters. The campers were supposed to be out by Monday morning, and they dismantled four to five communal tents over the weekend. But 16 tents remained Monday morning, and the city granted the group’s request for more time, giving them until Friday to finish the cleanup. There was little activity in the morning. But by the afternoon, several people were raking, and others were taking down tents. “They’ve asked for this amount of time in order to remove the remaining structures, so we’re taking them at their word,” said Nicole Clegg, city spokeswoman. Occupy Maine started up Oct. 1 with a protest in Portland’s Monument square and set up in Lincoln Park two days later. in March, the U.N. said early last month. Hundreds more are believe to have been killed since then, but the U.N. says the chaos in the country has made it impossible to cross-check the figures. Syria has blocked access to trouble spots and prevented independent reporting, making it nearly impossible to verify accounts from either side. The Assad regime says terrorists acting out a foreign conspiracy to destabilize the country are behind the uprising, not people seeking to transform the authoritarian regime. There are fears that international intervention, akin to the NATO airstrikes that helped topple Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, could make the already combustible conflict in Syria even worse. Syria is a highly unpredictable country, in part because of its web of allegiances to powerful forces, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah and close ally Iran.


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NEWFOUND from page one Saturday’s meeting or settling for the so-called default budget, also crafted by the school board, that would add back only $102,567. The budget committee, armed with data gathering by a school board Data Task Force that found Newfound was spending far more that most New Hampshire school districts with similar enrollments (1,325 students), originally pushed for a $20-million budget but decided instead to endorse the school board’s effort and present a united front. Newfound is an Official Ballot Law (SB-2) district so Saturday’s meeting presented only an opportunity for voters to amend articles put forward by the budget committee and the school board. No final votes could be taken. Deliberative sessions in SB-2 towns and school districts are notoriously poorly attended, but not this one. A crowd of over 500 filled nearly every seat in the high school auditorium and about 50 voters chose to sit in the adjacent gymnasium, which had been equipped with two-way closed circuit television. Over the course of the four hour and fifteen minute-long meeting, the school board’s budget survived two crucial challenges. By a secret ballot vote of 266 to 258, voters rejected a move to add $350,000 to the bottom line, with the hope that the school board would use the money to lessen the health insurance blow to teaching aides, kitchen workers and custodial staff. Later, a 251 to 203 show of hands defeated a parent-driven bid to add $258,000 so that 5th graders

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from preceding page the health insurance package currently enjoyed by school employees “totally out of alignment with the private sector”, noting they get a $20,000 (family) plan “and pay little toward it.” Dylan Celene called it “unethical to lower your burden by raising the burden on others.” The debate over the effort to keep the 97 students currently in 4th grade in their same buildings for another year was much shorter. Superintendent Marie Ross explained the 5th graders would be housed in an underutilized portion of the middle school building — built to accommodate 500 students but currently hosting less than 300 — and would have little contact with students in grade 6 and none with students in grade 7 and 8. “Fifth graders would remain with their classroom teachers for the day,” she said before adding, “We can guarantee (for them) a wonderful education.” The move is expected to save the district $258,000 next school year but a number of parents did not believe the savings was worth the risk. “For my daughter to be around 7th and 8th graders is unacceptable,” said one. Another remarked, “This is not the time to feed our little guppies to the sharks.” The first amendment offered from the floor was actually to cut the budget down to the $20-million level originally favored by the budget committee. In making the motion Tom Arnold noted he had been laid off from work a total of five times and was “looking at number six in April.” In response, budget committee member Simon Barnett said his group “could not find the right areas to cut the (extra) money from . . . we had no idea where (in the budget) that money would come from.” In answer to a question, Superintendent Ross said the administration had looked at what additional cuts would be necessary to get down to $20-million and named a few of them: close Danbury Elementary School (only 50 students), eliminate sports programs below varsity level, cut 24 teachers and

eliminate altogether the health insurance benefit for non-teaching staff. Arnold’s amendment was defeated on a voice vote. Though Moderator Ned Gordon worked to keep debate on point to whatever motion was on the floor at any given time, many of the comments made throughout the meeting generally addressed the big picture — the overall size of the budget. “I don’t have an obligation to pay for more teachers than we need,” said one man. “Overstaffing does not equate to better education. Bow sends 96-percent of its students the college and Gilford sends 80-percent and we’re spending what they’re spending.” Earlier, Wendelboe had called attention to the fact the Date Task Force study had found that Newfound, when compared to 16 peer districts, was in the top three in spending in nearly every category examined and, overall, was in a league with only Gilford and Bow. To applause, Celene countered that “correlation is not the same as causation”. “We can’t expect to lower our budget and have our students do better.” Fred Robinson called the study results misleading, arguing that Newfound’s costs are higher because it has six separate buildings (one high school, one middle school and four elementary school) to run, a total that exceeds all but one of the districts used for comparison. One voter asked what the savings would be Danbury Elementary were to be closed and was told by Ross the estimate was in the $600,000 to $700,000 per year range. Instead, Wendelboe had explained, the plan for next school year is to combine grades at Danbury — one with two and three with four. She said the district’s overall student population had declined by 15-percent over the last six or seven years and the student/teacher ratio is now down to 10 to one. The Newfound Area School District consists of the townships of Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron and New Hampton.

MOTORCYCLES from page 2 The Seacoast region of the state is particularly popular with motorcyclists. Bill co-sponsor Rep. Jim Waddell, a Republican from Hampton, said the motorcycle traffic on state Route 1A near his condominium gets unbearably loud during the summer. “It gets to the point where you can’t hear the TV, hear yourself think or carry on a conversation,” said Waddell. Waddell and his fellow co-sponsor Republican Will Smith from New Castle said they would support any amendment resulting in less noise, whether that means lowering permitted levels or better enforcement of the current 106-decibel level. The New Hampshire Motorcyclists’ Rights Organization (NHMRO) says the problem lies within the current testing protocol, which they say is inaccurate and impractical to apply in the field. Instead, NHMRO advocates a new test from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which it says would help police better field test for noise violations. Vice-President Candy Alexander said NHMRO had worked with the

Association, the American Motorcyclist Association and state and local law enforcement to determine a workable solution to the noise problem. Alexander said the new test, which can be performed on an idling motorcycle by the side of the road, was more practical than the current system. The testing system in the bill is even more unworkable, she said, as it requires a reading at 35 mph from 50 feet away. Transportation committee chair Rep. Sherman Packard agrees with that opinion. “How is anyone in this state anyone going to duplicate that test? It’s impossible. It can’t be done by law enforcement and it can’t be done by a testing station,” said the Londonderry Republican, a member of NHMRO. Packard said similar bills to lower noise emission levels appear frequently in the legislature, but this was the first year the new, alternative test was available. Packard has authored a possible bill amendment to use the new SAE test to solve the noise problem rather than lower emission levels. The Transportation Committee is


DRED Commisioner George Bald guest speaker for Greater Meredith Program on February 15 MEREDITH — Commissioner George Bald of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Greater Meredith Program on Wednesday, February 15 at Church Landing. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d’ George Bald (Courtesy photo) oeuvres, followed by a brief program from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. The celebration is free and all are welcome to attend, but an RSVP is required by February 8 at either info@greatermeredithprogram.org or by calling 279-9015. Commissioner Bald has held several leadership positions including Mayor of Somersworth, City Manager in Rochester, Economic Development Director for the Pease Development Authority, and

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PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will showcase student-written one act plays February 9–11 in Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. The productions are: — “Tickling the Ivories” by Anna Smith, a junior theatre arts major with options in dramatic writing and acting, from Manchester. The play takes place in the 1920s, when Russian pianist Sergei Kozlov becomes mistakenly but perilously mixed up with the mafia in New York City because of a language barrier. Kozlov quickly learns that living in America is not as easy as he thought it would be. — “The Angry Tomato” by Abbie Morin, a senior theatre arts major with the acting option, who is from Laconia. The play portrays a young couple that moves into their first apartment together in celebration of a budding relationship. But as the months pass, they

are soon faced with the struggles of diverging paths and different dreams. As Eli and Liv try to hold on to one another, they discover that love, with all of its exhilarating triumphs, vivid memories and excruciating blows, is truly a gray area. This staged reading will be directed by PSU senior theatre arts and music major Ryann Willard from Forest, Va., and will feature original underscore compositions by Gregory Scherer. Scherer is a senior theatre arts and music major from Windham. — “The Devil’s Spit” by junior theatre arts major Luke Meierdiercks, from St. Johnsbury, Vt. In “The Devil’s Spit,” a lone man travels on the road of his life. Facing many challenges and challengers, Hugo must decide where his priorities lie. Combining fantasy and reality, the play follows Hugo’s journey through a metaphoric world. Tickets for the Playwrights’ showcase are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

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LACONIA: Gonda (Ewers) Allin, 85, of 165 Country Club Road, Laconia, died Wednesday afternoon, February 1, 2012, at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia. She was born July 21, 1926, in Bremerhaven, Germany, the daughter of the late Berthold and Anna Rebecka (Debelts) Ewers. She was raised in Germany and came to Tilton in 1947, to become the bride of Reynold E. Allin, whom she met while he was stationed in Germany during World War II. She lived in Tilton for 22 years, moving to Concord in 1969. After the death of her husband, she moved to Laconia. Gonda had been employed as a secretary with Shepard Insurance and later as a teller for Franklin Savings Bank. When she moved to Concord, she was employed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, NH Savings Bank, The Concord Savings Bank and Providian Bank until her retirement in 2003. She was an active member of 65 years and Past Matron of Peabody-Mt. Washington Chapter #35 Order of the Eastern Star, Tilton, and was currently Grand Representative of Alberta in New Hampshire. She was

also a member of the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church in Tilton, and enjoyed being a member of the Kaffeklatsch. She enjoyed gardening and sewing, as well as traveling with her husband to 39 states and 13 countries in Europe. She loved her family and had many friends. Gonda was the wife of 57 years of the late Reynold E. Allin, who died in 2004, and is survived by her daughter, Marlis Jurta and her husband, Robert, of Laconia; a granddaughter, Roxanne Braynion and her husband, Craig, of Aberdeen, Scotland; a grandson, Robert Jurta and his companion, Rose Sutera, of Loudon; three cousins in Germany and Sweden. She was predeceased by her sister in 2008 and two nieces in 2005 and 2010 in Germany. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 11am in the First United Methodist Church, Gilford, followed by burial in Park Cemetery, Tilton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 2 Maitland St., Concord, NH 03301. The Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.

LACONIA — D. Marie Fagula, 85, formerly of Union Avenue, died in Manchester, N.H. on February 1, 2012. She was the widow of John E. Fagula. Mrs. Fagula was born March 9, 1926 in Wallagrass, Maine, the daughter of Euzeb and Celina (Labbe) Corriveau. She resided in Saco, Maine for several years before moving to Laconia forty-nine years ago. Mrs. Fagula had been employed as manager of the Fabric Mill and Sewing Machine Center for thirty-five years, retiring in 2005. Marie’s passion in life was taking care of her family and always ready to lend a hand to friends and neighbors in need. She was loved by so many people and known as everyone’s Mom. To her children, grandchildren and all their friends, when it came to sporting events or any achievement, she was their number one fan. Marie is a special lady that will be missed by many. Survivors include two sons, John T. Fagula of Nashua and Robert W. Fagula of Laconia; two daughters, Linda L. Brodeur of Windham and Karen K. Wickman of Waterville, Maine; three grandchildren, Nicole Fagula of Hudson, Wisconsin, Scott Fagula of Bloomington, Minnesota and Rebecca Wickman of Waterville, Maine; one great-grand daughter, Lily Fagula and one

step great-grand son, Shane Popowski both of Bloomington, Minnesota; a brother-inlaw Thomas Fagula and his wife Henrietta of Hudson, Pennsylvania, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Fagula was predeceased by her brother, Godrick Corriveau, and by her three sisters, Claire Corriveau, Jean Roy and Edna Corriveau. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service and a celebration of Marie’s life will be held in the spring at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Date and time will be announced. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in Marie’s name to the Amedisys Hospice Services, 1 E Commons Drive, Unit 33, Londonderry, NH 03053 so that they may continue with the great work and comfort they provide. 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 online memorials go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Wanda M. Tibbetts, 69

LAKEPORT: Wanda M. Tibbetts, 69, of Elm Street, Lakeport, died Thursday evening, February 2, 2012, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. She was born January 18, 1943, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Carroll W. and Ethel A. (Murray) Tibbetts. She was a graduate of Laconia High School and was a life long resident of Lakeport. For over 40 years, she was the proprietor of Wanda’s Beauty Shop, a mainstay in Lakeport Square. It was only recently that she moved her shop to her home. Wanda was a driving force in the recognition of everything Lakeport, from it’s history and preservation to its beautification of Lakeport Square and Christmas spirit. For all her tireless efforts, she was considered the unofficial Mayor Of Lakeport. She was a member, founding president and current president of the Lakeport Community Association; a volunteer at the Goss Reading Room; a member of the Laconia Historical Society, and an active community leader, having served on many boards and commissions through the years. Wanda is survived by her son, Peter M. and his wife, Deirdre, Tibbetts of Belmont; a grandson, Kyle P. Tibbetts of Belmont; a granddaughter, Kayla B. Tibbetts of Belmont; an aunt and several cousins. Calling hours will be Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 9 - 11 am in the Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Lakeport, with a memorial services following immediately after at 11 am, with the Rev. Michael C. Graham, pastor of the Gilford Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeport Community Association, PO Box 6015, Lakeport, NH 03247.

Kenneth W. Miner, 50 LACONIA — Kenneth Wayne Miner, 50, of 17 Province Street, died at the Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Ken was born July 25, 1961 in Concord, N.H., the son of Donald and Beverly (Petrocelli) Miner. He resided in Concord before moving to Laconia twenty-eight years ago. Ken was employed as a carpenter for Larry Trombetta. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the out- of- doors. Survivors include his wife of twenty-eight years, Lucinda J. (Caldwell) Miner of Belmont; a son, Kenneth M. Miner, of Laconia; a daughter, Keara M. Babbin, of Maine; a grandson, Ethan Chase-Miner; two brothers, Donald Fannie of Concord and Paul Miner of Chichester; a half brother, James Petrocelli, of Rhode Island; a sister, Lila Miner, of Bow and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents. There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the WilkinsonBeane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central N.H. VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www. wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Alfred S. Torressen, 82

MEREDITH — Alfred S. Torressen, 82, of Meredith, NH, formerly of Kingston and Weymouth, MA, went to be with Christ his Savior, peacefully, after a long illness on February, 2, 2012 with his family close by his side. Al was born at home in Weymouth July 5th 1929. As a boy he lived on Grape Island in Boston Harbor where he developed his love for the ocean and sailing. He served in the Army after WWII, taking part in the occupation of Japan, a soldier of the 8th Army 24Th Infantry Division. Al worked for Bethlehem Steel. The First ship he worked on was the USS Salem. He also worked for General Dynamics Fore River Shipyard in Quincy; he was also a member of the Boston Painters Union. Alfred was devoted to his wife Lorna and his family and friends. He loved sailing, golf, horseshoes, and most of all, his family. He was always proud of everyone as he would proudly express “I’m busting my buttons”. Alfred traveled with his wife Lorna to Norway and took many memorable cruises. He was always available to listen to, and offer encouragement to everyone, many times with an impromptu song. He will always be remembered as a source of inspiration through his work ethic, compassion, and courage in all circumstances. He is predeceased by his son, Terry Torressen; a

brother, John Torressen; two sisters, Dorothy Jones and Edith Torressen. Al is survived by his devoted wife, Lorna Parry-Torressen, of Meredith; his 8 children, James Torressen and wife Ellen, Linda Olsen, Brett Torressen, Kerry Ricciardi, all of Weymouth, MA, Lori Reardon-Roche and husband Michael, of Greenville, SC, Gary Torressen and wife Melissa, Kristen Anderson and husband Norman, all of Moultonborough, NH; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Torressen; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Calling hours were held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 and 104) Meredith, on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 1:00 through 3:00 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Fort Square Presbyterian Church, Quincy, MA. The Rev. Roger Brown, pastor of the Calvary Bible Church, in Meredith, will officiate. Interment will be held at NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, at a later date In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Bible Church, of Meredith, NH, or Fort Square Presbyterian Church Missions Fund, Quincy, MA. Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

SANBORNTON — Paul Roger Drake, a cabinetmaker who apprenticed under Bill “Hoppy” Hopkinson, died January 29, 2012. A lifelong resident of Sanbornton, Paul was accomplished in his trade and was commissioned for custom work. His passion for antiques increased the caliber of his art. Paul was predeceased by his wife Denise Van Lear, who died in 1996. He was 60. Paul’s life began in Laconia, born April 17, 1951, son of the late Lester Eugene Drake and surviving mother, Catherine Margaret (O’Connor) Drake. One of his passions was sled dog racing with Jennifer Drake, Paul’s daughter from his first marriage to Katherine Dodge. They spent years participating in races throughout New England, New York and Canada winning medals and making friends as members of the New England Sled Dog Club. Paul loved a good treasure hunt, stopping at yard sales, frequenting flee markets and browsing antiques shops. His curiosity was never quenched. He was always rooting for his favorite New England teams, the Patriots and the Red Sox and enjoyed watching games with family, friends and his dog, Molly. Predeceased by his first brother Dennis, Paul grew up surrounded by the love of his siblings. His sister, Patricia (Lacroix) Merriam brought him nieces and

nephews: Janet (Lacroix) Robitaille, Lisa (Lacroix) MacLenna, Terri Lacroix, David Lacroix and Mike Lacroix. Paul spent a lot of time with his brother, Allen Drake, who shared his love for woodworking and sled dog racing. His brother, Edward Drake and wife, Carrie (Cote), brought Paul a sense of pride through their son, Nathan Johnson, who enjoyed a successful career in the navy. Paul was a dedicated father, a loving son and brother, and a loyal friend. He will be missed by all. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247. If there was one thing he taught his daughter, it was that laughter is an instant vacation. All who knew Paul will remember most his infectious laugh. 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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Evening of Poetry at the Moultonborough Public Library. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Sandwich poet Jan Golman and an unlimited open mic time. Pontine Theatre exploration of the life and work of poet and painter e e cummings (Edward Estlin Cummings). 6:30 p.m. at the Gilmanton Year Round Library. Free. Public invited. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and sill levels welcome. We will teach. 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. Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 7:30 p.m. www.lrcameraclub.com. Love Those Legos meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 3 to 5 p.m. For ages 5-10. 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. Sign-up required. Drop-in Rug Hooking at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Carol Dale will bring a small frame and project for anyone who might like to give it a try. Cozy Corner in the Children’s Room at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Learn a new skill while your child in in Storytime. This month Alexandra Bickford will teach cake decorating basics. Sign-up required. BabyGarten at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 to noon. Songs, a story and movement to music for children up to 18 months. Sign-up in the Children’s Room. Gilford Clickers meeting at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Photographers welcome.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Free screening of documentary film “Deaf Jam” as part of Community Cinema program at Plymouth State University. 7 p.m. in Boyd Hall (adjacent to Highland Street). Open to the public. For more information call Dan at 535-2525. Laconia Democratic Committee caucus to elect officers and delegates to the 2012 state Democratic Party Convention. 7 p.m. in the Busiel Community Room at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia. Belknap County Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Shang Hai Restaurant on South Main Street in Laconia. Guest speakers include Kevin Smith, candidate for governor, and Juliana Bergeron, candidate for N.H. RNC National Committeewoman. Optional dinner and social hour at 5:30. Free Mom & Movie at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. “101 Dalmations” at 11:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at markk@trinitytilton.org.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: news@laconiadailysun.com CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.


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Franklin Footlight Theatre announces a pair of fundraisers for February FRANKLIN — The Franklin Footlight Theatre, which is actively involved in preserving the Franklin Opera House as a viable performance venue for future generations to appreciate and enjoy, is holding two fundraisers in the month of February. On Friday, February 10, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House, “Resistance”, a band made up of Franklin High School students, will warm up the audience for the main attraction, the entertaining and multi-talented rock band, “Breaking Character”. Featuring the musical stylings of Jack Finley, Dan Morris, Mark Bitteto, and Matthew Potter (four guys from central NH brought together by Franklin Footlight Theatre), “Breaking Character” will be playing contemporary and vintage favorites to cater to all age groups. Check out their website at www.facebook.com/breakingcharacter. On Saturday, February 11, at 7 p.m. Leigh Webb, Franklin Footlight Board member and former Hollywood assistant director, will be interviewed on stage by local favorite Ryan Clark about his years working on the HBO series, “Tales From the Crypt”. “Tales From Tales” will offer stories from the making of the show, insights into the personalities of those who directed and acted in the episodes, and background information on just how a series like “Tales” is scheduled and shot. When “Tales From the Crypt” was first produced by HBO, the concept was

to employ very high profile directors and actors to bring to life dark humor tales from the comic book. This worked for the first couple of seasons, but when cost overruns gave HBO executives pause, they replaced the entire production crew and cut the budgets. The new line producer hired a unit production manager with whom Leigh Webb had worked on the series “Moonlighting”, so he was brought in for an interview as a First Assistant Director. Webb stayed with that team for the remaining four seasons of Tales, a pilot, a short lived (one season) sci-fi series for HBO similar in theme to Tales, a couple of feature films, and another series which shot in Las Vegas. There will also be an auction of Tales memorabilia, including a “Crypt Keeper” doll in its original box promoting the opening of the first “Tales” feature length film, “Demon Knight”, a poster and a crew jacket from that film, a well-worn T-shirt as well as a somewhat worn, but almost new sweatshirt from the series (both used but laundered), and original drawings from Mike Vosburg, the artist who created the comic book covers which opened each episode of the series (the ones to be sold are the rejects which didn’t make the final cut). All proceeds from show donations and auction go to support Footlight Theatre and their ongoing efforts to keep community theater alive and well in Franklin. There is no set admission charge.

Monique Tenander will head Lakes Region Women’s Realtors group ing customers and clients MEREDITH — Monique Tenander, assobuy and sell real estate since 1998. She is a multiciate broker withRE/MAX Bayside has recently been million dollar producer elected president-elect of who is truly passionate the Central NH Chapter about real estate. “I think my tenacity, attention of the Women’s Council to detail, and low presof Realtors. This active organization has approxisure sales approach is mately 16,000 members Monique Tenander (Courtesy the reason for my success. nationwide, 300 state and photo) Serving the customer is my top priority, and being local chapters, and is the involved with these bright, enthusiastwelfth largest US women’s profestic women is an ideal way for me to sional organization. serve this industry, the community Tenander has resided in the Lakes and my fellow realtors said Tenander. Region since 1994 and has been help-

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks.

Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. First-come, first-served service for library card holders only. 20 minute limit if others are waiting. 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. Sign-up required. Cozy Corner in the Children’s Room at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Learn a new skill while your child is in Storytime. This month Alexandra Bickford will teach cake decorating basics. Sign up required. Afterschool Art Adventure at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Create a bird seed heart for your feathered friends. Sign up in the Children’s Room.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: After 40 years of marriage, my wife came home from work one day and said she was leaving. I decided then that I would never marry again. Four years ago, I met “Lynn.” Now, of course, I am madly in love with her. She never ceases to amaze me with her big heart and infectious smile. She accepts that I don’t want to marry, but I have noticed that when someone gets engaged, her mood changes dramatically. She becomes depressed and cries, and I can see the hurt in her face. I’ve decided I do want to marry Lynn, but the problem is her 20-year-old son, “Mike.” He is bipolar and uses that as an excuse to sleep all day and play video games all night. He once said he can’t get the mail because he is bipolar. He lives with multiple friends, each of whom eventually kicks him out because he won’t help out and he steals from them. When Mike lived with Lynn, he stole from her, screamed at her, snuck out at night and got into legal trouble. They went to counseling together, and Lynn was on serious depression medicines until Mike moved out. When Mike calls, Lynn breaks out in a nervous rash. Mike stayed here for two weeks last year and hacked my computer, watched porn all night and stole from us. Lynn and I are scared to death that he will run out of housing options and she will have to take him in. My heart says to marry Lynn, but my head doesn’t want to take on the issues with Mike. What do I do? -- Confused Dear Confused: First, please tell Lynn that you want to marry her. It will make her happy and more amenable to working on the problems with her son. Then get premarital counseling, and also contact the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (dbsalliance.org) for suggestions on how to deal with Mike. Dear Annie: Several times recently we have been invited

to someone’s house and the TV has been blaring, most often with some awful trashy soap opera or reality show spewing ugly, vile nonsense. I find the noise deafening, especially at my mother-inlaw’s. Often I can’t hear the conversation over the din. And the fact that the TV is left on while others are visiting is rude and insulting. Can I ask that it be turned off? I don’t want to start a fight, but I find this behavior horrible. Is the protocol different if you are related? -- Saskatoon Dear Saskatoon: We agree that it is rude to keep the TV on when you have visitors, and it is perfectly OK to say nicely, “Would you mind if we turn that off? I’d much prefer concentrating on our conversation.” Relatives, however, often drop by whenever they feel like it. If you are intruding, rather than invited, you shouldn’t be surprised when Mom prefers to watch her favorite program. Dear Annie: Like “Iowa,” my husband and I were both in a “partying stage” when we married. His main goals were to play golf, watch football and go out with his friends. We have since become parents, and my husband is still stuck in that cycle. He goes out at least once a week and drinks excessively. On weekends, he is either playing golf or watching sports. We have been to marriage counseling numerous times, and nothing has changed. I am hurt and a little resentful. I also worry that he is setting a bad example for our son. We cannot reach an agreement on what is acceptable, and the counselor has not helped. Is it too late for him to grow up and be a better husband? -- Been There for 19 years Dear Been: No, but he has to be willing to work on it. If not, you need to make some decisions about your future. A new counselor might help you make some headway.

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

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Washer & Dryer- Fisher & Paykel. Energy star rated. 5 years used, 1 person. sold duo, $350. 603-851-2272

1996 Toyota Corolla, $1800. Good MPG, A/C. PW, PL, no rust, runs well, good tires, 228K.603-630-3877.

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1997 Volkswagen Golf- Runs good, great on gas. $1,895 or best offer. 630-0957

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

Looking to start Alzheimer patient group to meet, to eat, to talk and to have some fun. Need a place to Call Jordan at meet. 603-968-4088. LACONIA Indoor Winter Market seeking new vendors: Farmers, crafters, independent sales representatives. For more information, contact Penny , 455-7515.

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.

SCUBA LESSONS! Start now with online videos and pool sessions. Great exercise! Call Central NH Divers 279-9099 WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.

1986 Ford Van- 16 passenger, 8 cylinders, rebuilt motor, new transmission, inspected, good tires. $1,550. 528-4535

2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickup, 8900 miles, mint condition. Call (603)356-3301 or myusedcars.info

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

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CASH in your hand for junk cars & trucks. Available 7 days a week. 603-393-3712.

GILFORD

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.

Employment Wanted FT/PT LNA/Caregiver services offered. Ill or need help with adult daily living, household chores, call 344-9190 great references.

For Rent 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. 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. BELMONT 2 bedroom, 1500 sq. ft. Sunny clean quiet, full basement wash/dryer hookup, $1000/ mo. heat and hot water included. 603-859-4011 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. CENTER Harbor, one bedroom house in desirable downtown location. Safe- private- well maintained- all utilities $875/ month. Write to: Boxholder PO Box 614, Center Harbor, 03226. 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, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $890/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662

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

Imagine home ownership for less than monthly rental! 3 bedrooms, oversized garage/ workshop, need 10% down and owner will finance the rest, for pictures and more info 393-5756. Gilford- One-bedroom, second floor includes heat/HW, electricity. $740/Month. One month s rent & security required. 603-731-0340. GILFORD: 1 or 2-bedroom apartments from $175/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098. 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 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 1 BR, heat & electricity included. $750/mo. 603-781-6294. LACONIA 2 bedroom $180/ week includes heat & hot water, references and deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA 2nd floor, very large rooms, heat & hot water included $170/ week. 60 Pearl St. 524-7218. Laconia 3 bedroom condo- New carpets/paint, cheap heat (natural gas), $950/Month. 265-0624 LACONIA 3 bedroom house, 2 full baths, FHA Oil, non-smoker, no pets, $1000/month. Jim 279-8247. LACONIA One bedroom, $135-150/ weekly includes heat & hot water, references and deposit. 528-0024. 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 Laconia- Great downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884 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 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428


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Laconia- Spacious 2 bedroom, hookups, garage, porch, no pets. $750/Month + utilities 603-455-0874

Aruba- 1 bedroom 2 full bath villa. Located at Divi Phoenix. Steps away from water, 3 pools and swim-up bar. Available April 14-21st, $500. Call for more info. 603-686-0803

HECKLER Koch Semi Auto .40Cal. USP Compact Pistol, extra Mags, Holsters, photo available $625. 603-491-7017

LACONIAVery nice studio apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Carpeting, completely renovated. $175/Week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771 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: Gail Avenue, 3rd floor, 1BR heat and h/w included, no pets, no smoking. $725. 524-5837. LACONIA: Messer St., 3 Room, 1 bedroom with sunporch, 2nd floor. $165/Week. Includes heat/ electric. $500 security. 524-7793 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- Nice, open concept w/cathedral ceilings. 1-bedroom apartment in quiet area, walking distance to town & park. Parking, plowing, dumpster, 16X22 ft. deck, utilities, included. $850/Month. Cats? 455-5660 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. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. 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. TAMWORTH- Available immediately, 2 bedroom ground floor apartment. Convenient Rt16, 25. $765/mo plus security. Tenant pays heat, utilities. (603)323-7065.

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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

New, never installed, complete with paperwork.

model# CL3-140-PWT-TBWIZ Serial # 65232257

$2,000 O B O MUST SELL! 707-9879

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nyboiler123@gmail.com NOMA Snow thrower. 10 HP27 inch wide, 6 speeds. 528-2730

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 1 Bretton Woods Ski Lift ticket a $70 value, only $40/obo. Good any day. Call (603)723-4032. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. (603) 235-1773 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

Brother Fax Machine

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $175-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

New Yorker Cast Iron Oil Fired Boiler

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

Brand New Elliptical Exercise Machine- Originally $350 from Dick s in Concord. $200. 934-9086

TILTONTWO CLEAN, UPDATED one bedrooms. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $640-$660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

Jett III-Ultra Power Wheelchair with oxygen carrier. Like new. $1,850. Professional roller skates, ladies size 7 $50. 744-6107

Brand new cartridge just put in. Needs cleaning, $10. FREE Sharp 30” TV. Older Model, heavy. New waffle iron $5, Body by Jake Ab Scissor, good condition, Free. 603-677-6528 Case 220 Compact Tractor with 38” snow blower, 44“ snowplow & 40” 3-blade mower deck, weights & chains. $995/OBO. 455-0442

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CLASSIC Wooden Motorola stereo phonic LP player with AM/FM radio from the 1950's still works, $100, 723-4032.

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.

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; Re-

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

DAVID’S AUCTIONS Of Laconia 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! 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

Free FREE Sharp 30” TV. Older Model, heavy. Body by Jake Ab Scissor, good condition. 603-677-6528 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.

Help Wanted ADVERTISING Sales for tourism publications and websites. Must have solid sales experience. Lakes Region, North Conway to Canadian Border. Commission

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a Full Time Job !!! Building Products company looking to hire several people

• 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 !!! BOAT SALES SUPPORT a new position open for an experienced boating person to support the sales team at Channel Marine. Duties will include; conducting boat demonstrations for prospective buyers, boat deliveries, training customers on boat operations, assisting customers and various other sales support duties. The position requires excellent boating skills, interpersonal skills, customer sales/support experience and a team player. Forward application or resume to admin@channelmarine.com.

BOOKKEEPER Construction Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to manage multiple company books. Responsibilities include but not limited to payroll, accounts payable/ receivable as well 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 norm3@gilfordwell.com.

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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.

Marine Technician an established full service Mercruiser & Yamaha boat dealership has opened a new position seeking an experienced technician. Eight years + of experience with certification completed or in process in one of these brands is desired. Excellent pay & benefits in a professional work environment that values teamwork. Forward resume to admin@channelmarine.com or visit Channel Marine in Weirs Beach to complete an application (ask for Greg).

MOWING TEAM LEADER Belknap Landscape Company is now hiring experienced leaders for mowing positions. The candidate will have 3 yrs. verifiable commercial mowing experience and good supervisory skills. Starting salary DOE. 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: rblackey@belknaplandscape.com SUMMER positions. Some April thru October. All departments. Contact Greg at Geneva Point Center. greg@genevapoint.org 630-3292.

GILMANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT GILMANTON SCHOOL VACANCY

Substitute Custodian Wanted We need a person with a flexible schedule to substitute for custodians on various shifts, including the 12-8:30 p.m. shift and the 3-11:30 p.m. shift.

Principal Carol Locke c/o The Gilmanton School 1386 NH Rte. 140 Gilmanton I.W., NH 03837 A Family Owned Sewer & Drain Company is looking for a

Full-Time Technician Laborer 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

Candidate must be self motivated, professional and avail. to work O/T. Must have CDL Class B and be in good physical condition. Benefits include a competitive salary, 8 paid holidays and retirement plan. Forward Resumes to: mandiehagan@yahoo.com Call

FT/PT DIESEL MECHANIC A Family owned business is looking for a FT/PT Diesel Mechanic with their own tools to service, maintain and provide emergency service for our fleet of commercial vehicles. Candidate should have 3-5 years of experience, multiple references and the ability to complete the necessary repair work. Forward resumes to mandiehagan@yahoo.com

JERI Ann s Cleaning Service is looking for part-time help days doing residential cleaning. More hours the closer we get to summer. Must be dependable and pass a criminal background check. Apply at j eriannscleaningservice@gmail.com

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.

Please send resume to: John P. Giere 28 Bowman Street

934-4145


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Help Wanted On-Call Substitute Library Assistant The Gilmanton Year-Round Library has an immediate opening for an on-call Substitute Library Assistant to cover the circulation desk and perform other duties as needed on an irregular basis. Customer service experience and experience in an automated library environment preferred, but will train the right candidate. Basic computer literacy and a flexible schedule are essential. Position requires availability during the day Tues.-Fri., and occasional work on Saturdays from 10-3. $10/hour. To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to gyrla@metrocast.net, or mail documents to Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 1385 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Now hiring in marketing department for anyone looking to secure a position in this fast paced field. (Willing to train, so no previous marketing experience is required). Must be hands on and be willing to meet with potential clients and understand our product knowledge. This is a full time position that will be preferably long term, based on work habits. Qualified accepted applicants will enjoy the following: Being free to add input to better our company as well as being a part of a new and growing company, Full-time work as well as having the flexible work schedule to work part-time, Work closely with our team or work independently, Salaried options, Paid Weekly, HUGE opportunity to grow quickly, New experience to build on resumes or stay for a new career, Temp work also available. Qualifications: 18+, License, Transportation, Upbeat, Clean cut, Well dressed, Positivity, Open Minded, Energetic, Responsible,. Willing to learn and please be hard working. (lazy people need not apply, sorry). To learn more, please contact Nikki @ 603-528-2237

Help Wanted

Services

Open House for campus tours at Sant Bani School Saturday

Services

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Cook, Waitstaff & Bartender (with experience)

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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 driver s 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: rblackey@belknaplandscape.com

PIANO TUNING- Goodwin Piano, experienced tuner/pianist. Call 603-366-1904

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

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PACKAGING Plus Shipping. Any household item, anywhere. Domestic or International. 24/7. 524-1430

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

PRIVATE 24/7 Personal Caregiver. Large, private room in my spacious home. 20+ years experience. Excellent references, affordable. Marion 568-7125

Real Estate FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.

Rubbish Removal - Scrap Metal Removal. Cellar, garage and attics cleaned out. 528-4169.

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SAVE 30% on Interior Painting. Insured, references. Troy Turcotte Painting 455-9179.

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

Snowmobiles SNOMOBILES 603-832-8621

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2 snowmobiles w/ trailer for sale. 2004 Ski-doo 550 Legend GT two-up; excellent condition 1949 miles, $2700. 2004 Arctic Cat Z370; excellent condition, only 626 miles, $1500. Both have current 2012 registration. Triton 10’ trailer with salt shield. $800. $4800 as a package. Contact (603)723-0955. Reduced! 2002 Arctic Cat ZL 600 EFI w/trailer. 1,770 miles, $2,999/ BRO. Call 393-3635-Leave Message

Wanted Older female Siberian Husky for a loving home. Prefer companion dog. Consider ex-team dog. 524-3603

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School will be hosting an Admissions Open House on Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. through noon, starting with refreshments and a presentation by students and faculty, followed by campus tours. The public is invited to come learn more about this unique independent school. Sant Bani School, a fully accredited K-12 day school established in 1973, serves 175 students on a campus in central New Hampshire with access to 200 acres of fields and woodlands. Strong academic and co-curricular programs integrate intellectual, creative and spiritual growth with physical, emotional, and social development. Preparing students for college is a focus of the upper grades, and graduates have a 100% college acceptance rate. Learning takes place in the classroom, on the playing field, on stage, in the studio and through service projects. The school forms a caring, family-like community, characterized by a low student-faculty ratio and interactions among a variety of age groups. Such an atmosphere, built on a reverence for life, gives students the confidence to seek new challenges and adventures, and fosters a sense of responsibility to others. Now in its 39th year, Sant Bani School continues to stay committed to its generous scholarship program making the school affordable for all families. A diverse population regionally, economically, ethnically and globally keeps the learning environment at the school rich and varied. For more information call 934-4240 or visit santbani.org.

Tu B’Shevat Seder Explores what Judaism teaches about environment

LACONIA — Temple B’nai Israel will hold a Tu B’Shevat Seder and potluck dairy supper on Saturday, February 11 at 5 p.m. at the temple at 210 Court Street in Laconia. The Lakes Region community is invited to join the temple congregation for a lively ceremony that includes music, blessings for specific fruits and nuts, an environmental quest for children, and discussion of Jewish texts related to environmental responsibility. The holiday of Tu B’Shevat, historically a minor Jewish holiday, is sometimes referred to as the Jewish Arbor Day, the New Year of the Trees. Although it seems strange to celebrate the new year of trees in a New England February, the holiday falls at the end of the rainy season in Israel, when the trees are beginning to blossom. In recent years, progressive Jews have claimed Tu B’Shevat as a holiday that emphasizes and explores what Judaism has to teach about caring for the environment. According to the book of Genesis, the first human beings are formed from the earth and are placed in the Garden of Eden ‘to guard it and to till it.’ Another biblical verse (Deuteronomy 20:19) forbids us from destroying trees in times of war. Later rabbis expanded the prohibition to anyone who destroys clothes, buildings, water supplies or food. In the year 2012, as awareness grows of the ways that human actions are threatening ecological systems, Tu B’Shevat no longer seems like a minor holiday. It is an opportunity to celebrate the natural world and our place in it and to consider what steps we can take individually and as a community to be responsible custodians of the planet. A dairy pot luck dinner will be served and all are welcome. Please bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to share. Call 524-7044 to make reservations.


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