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Alton rep proposes bill that would get State of New Hampshire out of the marriage business

Deliberative session voters restore All couples would be required to obtain a domestic union license “Marriage is not the state’s to give or B M K normal take away,” Bolster said. “This bill is giving CONCORD — Republican lawmakers marriage back to the individual.” funding announced they would defer debate on House Bill 569 would replace “marriage” gay marriage until next year, but that may with “domestic union.” Beginning on January for Gilford be too late since a bill introduced by Rep1, 2012 no new marriages would be conducted Peter Bolster of Alton would and parties to all past marriages — gay or Community resentative do away with civil marriage altogether in straight, one day or 50 years — would would favor of “domestic unions” without respect invited to apply for a domestic union certifiBand to gender. cate. Couples who fail to convert their mary




riage to a domestic union by January 1, 2013 would find it converted for them. Other than parents and their children, any two people of the age of consent — “without consideration of their gender — can enter a legally binding domestic union contract that commits them to “mutual responsibilities and obligations.” Among the purposes of the bill is to “reserve and establish marriage as a supremely cultural and individual right apart from government definition while providing state recsee dOMesTIC UnIOn page 3


GILFORD — The overwhelming majority voted to restore $750 cut from the budget of the Community Band when some 100 citizens met in the deliberative session of Town Meeting last night. But, the fate of services for the mentally ill, frail elderly, battered women and financially strapped rests with the voters of this town with the 11th highest per capita income in the state. When discussion turned to the 2011 budget, Don Cheesbrough, who for the past 28 years has managed the Community Band stepped to the microphone. He recalled that in 1976 the town used a federal grant, awarded to celebrate the bicentennial, to build a bandstand. The following year the band was formed and the next year the Board of Selectmen appropriated $1,000 for its upkeep. The appropriation grew to $1,200 as the band performed more concerts and marched in more see Band page

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Young South Carolina mom accused of leaving newborn in a toilet

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A young, married mother faces charges Tuesday of giving birth in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena and leaving the choking newborn boy to die. Jessica Blackham was arrested after she came to the Greenville police station accompanied by family members. Police Chief Terri Wilfong said the 25-year-old from Easley has a 4-year-old child and no criminal record. “The family is very cooperative with us,” Wilfong said. “Their concern is the safety of the child.” Blackham is charged with two counts of felony child abuse and one count of unlawful neglect toward a child. If convicted on all charges, she could face up to 50 years in prison. Authorities said she was being held without bond after being arraigned at the local jail and would be appointed an attorney. Her first court appearance was not immediately set.

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worded warning, saying of the protests in Tahrir, “We can’t bear this for a long time, and there must be an end to this crisis as soon as possible,” in a sign of growing impatience with 16 days of mass demonstrations. For the first time, protesters made a foray to Parliament, several blocks away from their camp in the square. Several hundred marched to the legislature and chanted for it to be dissolved. In Tahrir, the massive, shoulder-toshoulder crowd’s ranks swelled with new blood, including thousands of university professors and lawyers who marched in together as organizers worked to draw in professional unions. The crowd rivaled the biggest demonstration so far, a week ago, that drew a quarter-million people.

Some said they were inspired to turn out by an emotional television interview Ghonim gave Monday night just after his release from detention. He sobbed over those who have been killed in two weeks of clashes and insisted, “We love Egypt ... and we have rights.” “I cried,” a 33-year-old upper-class housewife, Fifi Shawqi, said of the interview with Ghonim, who she’d never heard of before the TV appearance. She came to the Tahrir protest for the first time, bringing her three daughters and her sister. “I felt like he is my son and all the youth here are my sons.” Tuesday’s huge turnout gave a resounding answer to the question of whether the protesters still have momentum even though two weeks of steadfast pressure see EGYPT page 11

CONCORD (AP) — A legislative hearing Tuesday on a bill that proposed changes to New Hampshire’s renewable energy law morphed into a public information session about a project that would carry hydroelectric power from Canada to New England. Opponents to the Northern Pass Project, many of them from New Hampshire’s North Country, traveled by bus to Concord and held a news conference, then crowded into a House committee hearing room to discuss their concerns about the bill. They said the bill gave a boost to the project, which would clear about 40 miles

of new power line thorough forestland and include high-elevation towers. Sponsor Richard Barry, R-Merrimack, said that his bill dealt with adding hydroelectric power projects to the mix, but that it had nothing to do with the Northern Pass. “It certainly has taken on a life of its own,” he said, then recommending that it be killed. The House Science Technology and Energy Committee agreed on the recommendation. It’s now up to the full House to throw it out. Before the hearing, residents expressed their worry about dropping property

values and tourism if the power project goes through. “The proposed Northern Pass will have a dramatic, negative effect on land values,” said John Amey of Pittsburg, an organic dairy farmer. “We will all be affected, either with lower land values or higher taxes.” But Gary Long, president of Public Service Co. of New Hampshire, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities — one of the project collaborators — said an analysis of the proposed economic benefits shows increased tax revenues for the communities and an see next page

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Talk of expanding rights to home school dominates education regulation hearing school advocates said the state should have some CONCORD (AP) — Bills to expand parents’ rights oversight to ensure parents accused of not providing to home school their children divided home-school their children with an education get a fair hearing. advocates into separate camps on Tuesday at hearings Deputy Education Commissioner Paul Leather to soften New Hampshire’s education regulations. said the Department of Education took no position Surprisingly, only about three dozen people on the bills. But Leather also testified that lawmakturned out for the hearings. Last year, about 700 ers should protect the state and schools from liabilhome-school advocates came to hearings on bills to ity for not educating a student taught at home if strengthen state regulations on home schooling. government oversight is repealed. The House Education Committee held hearings Mark Joyce, executive director of the New Hampon three related home schooling bills, with most of shire School Administrators Association, said his the attention going to two bills aimed at easing regassociation supports home schooling as an alternaulations on home schooling. tive to private and public schools. But Joyce also Advocates split over which bill gave parents the most freedom. Critics of one bill said the state still had primary control over the children’s education. They backed a DOMESTIC UNIONS from page one second bill that repealed the state’s home education ognition and regulation of domestic unions for the law. Some argued parents have a natural right to purpose pf providing legal order in society and proeducate their children without interference from the tection for families and couples under the law.” state or being required to notify the state they were “My bill ensures everyone of equity under the teaching their children at home. law,” Bolster said. Twelve-year-old Skyler Jones of Rochester said Domestic unions would be the legal equivalent of she had been educated at home her whole life. marriage and civil unions under federal law and the “Parents’ right to instruct his or her child is a natlaws of other states and civil unions recognized in ural right,” she said. “It seems like the government other states would be recognized as domestic unions is always trying to find out what we’re doing so it in New Hampshire. Each party to a domestic union can control us.” would enjoy all the statutory rights, benefits, protecShe supported the repeal bill. tions and obligations, which are currently accorded “I’m disturbed by the infighting I see,” attorney to partners in a marriage. Parties to domestic unions John Simmons said of the two camps at the hearing. would be entitled to specify the terms and condiSimmons, who represented a divorced woman before tions of their relationship just as a couple entering the state Supreme Court last month in her bid to an antenuptial agreement. Domestic unions would home school her daughter, backed the bill with more state oversight. He said critics failed to see the protections it provided parents. Opponents of the three bills argued the state must play a role in home schooling to ensure the children are educated. Former state Rep. Keeping track of your finances is difficult. Distractions and unanticipated expenses Susan Ford, an Easton seem to show up when you can least afford them. This year, let Northway Bank Democrat, said 97 percent of parents who help you take control of your finances and stop worrying about money. home-school their children do a good job, but a It all begins with a budget, a personal plan for your money. To help you get started, small percentage don’t Northway is offering the most effective course on personal finance in America: follow through. Financial Peace University. The program has helped over 1 million families take control “I can tell you names of of their money and has been developed by leading money expert, Dave Ramsey, children withdrawn from public schools that got no nationally syndicated talk radio host, New York Times best-selling author, and education,” she said. America’s trusted voice on money and business. She said lawmakers must decide whether Financial Peace University is a 13-week course that teaches smart, practical ways to they are going to protect take control of your money and be prepared for the inevitable bumps that life can the children or parents. throw your way. In the first 90-days alone, participants, on average, save $2,700 “I know some of these children watch TV all and pay off $5,300 of debt. day long,” she said. Even some homeClasses begin on February 22, 2011 and space is limited. So call 800-442-6666, go

asked for immunity for schools from liability. “You must protect the taxpayer,” he said. Home school advocates dismissed the need for immunity. State Rep. Seth Cohn, a Canterbury Republican and co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the home education statute, said the parents would be responsible if their child failed to succeed. “They’re in the driver’s seat and being in the driver’s seat make you responsible for what happens,” he said. A third bill considered Tuesday would repeal the state Board of Education’s authority to write rules over home schooling.

be dissolved, like marriages, by the superior court. Bolster stressed that “a couple can have anybody solemnize their marriage and that can be added to the record of their domestic union.” But, he insisted, the “spiritual” aspect of marriage, the traditional preserve of churches, must be distinguished from its secular aspect, expressed as a contract, which is the proper role of the state. Bolster acknowledged that the bill is designed to finesse the gay marriage issue, which he said divides not only the two parties but also the Republican majority in the Legislature. He doubted that an effort to repeal the statute authorizing same sex marriages adopted last year will succeed. “The libertarian Republicans will not vote for repeal and without them there will probably not be enough votes to override a veto of a bill to repeal,” he said.

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Pat Buchanan

World democracy vs. our national interests When a nation fights for its life, ideology goes by the board. Gen. Washington danced a jig when he heard King Louis XVI had become a fighting ally in our Revolutionary War against the Mother of Parliaments. In our Civil War, Abraham Lincoln made himself a dictator, closing newspapers, suspending habeas corpus, and locking up editors and legislators. Woodrow Wilson went to war to “to make the world safe for democracy” alongside five of the most rapacious empires on earth: the British, French, Russian, Italian and Japanese. During World War II, our ally that did most of the fighting and dying was the Soviet Union of Joseph Stalin. During the Cold War, America welcomed as allies Chiang Kai-shek, Salazar, Franco, Diem, Somoza, the Shah, Suharto, Syngman Rhee, Korean generals, Greek colonels, militarists in Brazil, Argentina, Turkey and Pakistan, and Marcos and Pinochet. But with the end of the Cold War and the coming of George W. Bush, America set aside a national interest-based foreign policy for a policy rooted in ideology, political religion. Not until the world is democratic, said Bush, can America be secure. We must “end tyranny in our world.” “The requirements of freedom apply fully to the entire Islamic world,” said Bush in 2002. At the National Endowment for Democracy, he listed the “essential principles common to every successful society, in every culture.” “Successful societies limit the power of the state and the power of the military — so that governments respond to the will of the people, and not the will of an elite.” Comes now the acid test of democratist ideology. Hosni Mubarak has been a loyal ally. He kept the peace with Israel and helped keep weapons out of Gaza. He fought beside us in Desert Storm and stands with us in the War on Terror. But he is also an autocrat who rules a regime where state and army are virtually one and where the opposition is squelched, when it is not imprisoned. If a democratic Egypt is America’s goal, we will push for the removal of Mubarak, for the army to go back to the barracks, and for parliamentary and presidential elections where all parties participate. But before we do this, we should be on notice what a democratic Egypt, where the government reflects the will of the people, may look like. According to the most recent Pew Research Center poll: — Twice as many Egyptians identify themselves as Muslim fundamentalists as identify themselves as “modernizers.” — By 95 to 2, Egyptians believe

Islam should play a large role in Egyptian politics. — While 48-percent of Egyptians say suicide bombings are never justified, 32-percent say “rarely,” 12-percent say “sometimes,” and 8-percent say suicide bombings are “often” justified. Half the people of Egypt believe there are times a suicide bomb is the right answer. — Half of all Egyptians have a favorable view of Hamas, and one in five has a favorable view of al-Qaida. — Three in four Egyptians believe cutting off the hand of a thief is proper punishment. Four in five favor stoning adulterers to death. And 84-percent favor executing Muslim converts to Christianity. — Eighty-two percent of Egyptians regard the United States unfavorably, and 48-percent rate America “very unfavorably.” — In a Zogby poll in 2010, 90-percent of Egyptians named the United States and Israel as threats, 86-percent said Iran had a right to pursue nuclear weapons, and 77-percent thought it would be a good thing if Tehran got the bomb. Thus, if free and fair elections are held and the new government of Egypt, in Bush’s words, responds “to the will of the people, and not the will of an elite,” Egypt will become more Islamic, more hostile to us and Israel, and more supportive of Iran. If that is a likely result of free and fair elections in Egypt, why does the U.S. government favor free and fair elections in Egypt? And if democracy in the Middle East could get us kicked out of the Middle East, why do U.S. policy-makers favor democracy in the Middle East? Does the U.S. government believe what it professes to believe? Would we support a “million man march” in Riyadh, as President Obama did in Cairo? Will we call for elections in Bahrain, where a Sunni king rules a Shia-majority statelet and the U.S. Fifth Fleet is anchored? Not one of our Arab allies is a democracy. Should they all, as Mubarak has been told by Obama to do, prepare for a “transition”? Across the Middle East in the last decade, we lost 6,000 soldiers and spent hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet we have never been more disliked, more reviled, more hated in that part of the world. If the advancement of our democratic ideals imperils what the U.S. government says are our vital interests, is there not something fundamentally wrong with our Middle East policy? Why keep borrowing untold billions from China, putting America’s children eternally in debt, to pursue a policy in the Arab world that has made this once-admired nation thoroughly detested across the Arab world?

LETTERS Our civil servants are good people and part of our community To the editor, In response to the Marino and Ewing letters of February 8th, regarding Belknap County Nursing Home worker salary increases, perhaps I was raised much differently than these two gentlemen. I was not raised that when I did not have enough, I should steal from someone else. I was not raised to judge the family next door nor to assume I knew their financial business. I was not raised to hold in contempt a working person getting a raise for a job well done, nor to treat our civil servants as some second class citizen or reason behind all of my problems. During tough times it is easy to fall prey to anger, resentment and a desire to retaliate. It is much harder to hold true to our core values, promote good will and remember we each walk in

our own shoes. I have been a resident of this county 27 years and a civil servant most of that time. I’ve always been thrilled to see businesses thrive and to read stories of income growth, even when I had none because that’s what taxpayers demanded. In my own tough times I have never blamed someone else or demanded that other people should similarly suffer. I hope and pray we can soon return to the days when we treated each other better than we are right now. Our civil servants are good people — deserving of our respect not just because of their work but more importantly because they are a part of our community. Diana Lacey Belmont President of the State Employees Association of NH, SEIU Local 1984.

Let’s work together to feed Laocnia’s hungry children this summer To the editor, A recent article in the paper stirred some members of the Congregational Church of Laconia to respond to a need they read about. The article stated that close to two-thirds of Laconia school children qualify for free and reduced price lunch during the school year. The concern: what do all those children eat during the summer? With great enthusiasm the idea of developing a Summer Lunch Program was brought to Better Together, a grassroots effort to rekindle our spirit of neighborhood and community in the Lakes Region. Thanks to this growing organization we now have close to 15 people interested in supporting and promoting this idea, and we know there will be many more joining us. Thank you, Better Together, for all your work in the community and for providing a venue for ideas to grow, be

nurtured and to turn into action. If anyone is interested in participating please call our church office (5240668), leave your name and phone number and someone will get back to you. Organizations wishing to partner with us are welcome as well. We anticipate needing volunteers and donations as we continue to construct a program that will ensure that no children in Laconia go to bed hungry this summer. For more information on Better Together visit or call 524-1741 x 15. Better Together meets at the Laconia Middle School on the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. All citizens interested in making the Lakes Region the best place for children and families are encouraged to attend. Rev. Paula Gile, Associate Pastor Congregational Church of Laconia

Inter-Lakes board to be congratulated for reduction of staff To the editor, Occasionally I write The Daily Sun and usually my letters are against one thing or another. Many of my friends say I should be positive. I have tried over the years in family and work life and find it not easy. However, I do have some positive comments regarding the Inter-Lakes School Board.

Congratulations on the budget! I have thought several times about the reducing enrollment and wondered in my mind how rooms, tracks, staff built up when enrollment was expanding should/would/ could be reduced. The board has started and I am proud and pleased. I would also like to support SB-2. I see next page

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LETTERS How about limiting canoes to within 150-feet of the shoreline? To the editor, Having spent the last 56 years of my life growing up on Lake Winnipesaukee, I would like to thank the state politician and the minority populace who have put into place the recent laws that have helped create a totally safe and accident free environment for those of us that spend many hours boating on the lake. Those laws that I am referring to are the boater’s safety certification and the speed limit regulations. My observations have determined that the laws are working to their fullest intent. For instance, over the past several summers, while out in our sailboat, my wife, children and I were put in grave danger as we cowered in fear. You see . . . off in the middle of the broads about, oh, a mile from us was this high powered cigarette boat that must have been going at least 65 mph. It was difficult for me to tell the exact speed as I had my hands full with all of the rigging and couldn’t go below to get out my radar gun (um…device). Even though this boat remained a minimum of a mile from any other craft I was deeply upset that this person could put my family at risk like this and that there was no patrol officer giving chase to stop this behavior. At the same time I assured my wife and children that the boats that were going around 25 to 30 mph and coming within 50 feet of use were okay. You see they may not know better yet as they might not have finished their boating safety certification. This last October while out in our Ski Nautique for a mid-week ride on the calm waters on one of those Indian Summer days my wife and I again went into panic as we observed two very high speed boats shooting across the broads. The audacity of them, they must have been at least two miles close to use with a mile between them. This time we noticed that the broads were very congested . . . what with us and those two speeders the only ones on the lake we could have met with untold disaster. Thank God another boat appeared and it was the Marine Patrol. He gave high speed chase to those two menaces to maritime society, though I doubt that he could catch them. We prayed that his skills at the helm were honed as he was reaching speeds of 55 to 60 mph and was dangerously close to us. . . again about two miles. We are convinced that the boater’s safety course has drastically cut down on the daily accents that must have occurred on the lake prior to the requirement. We are also confident that many boaters who travel on plane within 25 to 50 feet of our moored boats and swim raft, and those that cut 70 feet across our bow, some pulling their kids on a tube just can’t judge distances very well. I’m sure that the Marine Patrol can see this as well as we have never observed

them stopping these boaters as they sit out in the bay on their patrol boats keeping watch. Now I have many friends who have been on the lake for their entire lives as well who do not agree with the fact that these laws have had a major impact on making our lakes a safe place. In order to have an intelligent argument for the laws I attempted to find the facts that must exist showing the substantial improvements in reduction of accidents and incidents on the lake. I needed to know for sure that these laws and not perhaps advancements in boat design and manufacturing or other factors are contributing as well. I figured with these two great laws in place for the last several years that there should be all kinds of positive data that would be easy to find. I would think that these facts would be given out readily and even published. I could find nothing. So, I guess that I will have to resort to using rhetoric as others have to back my argument for these laws. I believe that new laws and regulations of the use of lakes and waterways can only be beneficial to creating the most risk free boating experience. I believe that they are also beneficial for the Marine Patrol as they create rock solid laws that can be used to stop any boater from creating even the smallest risk factor virtually illuminating the “stupidity factor”, they create many more opportunities for reducing our states dept level through fines and fees and they provide strong arguments for the increase of funding for more Marine Patrol officers and equipment. As the current laws have been so successful in doing the above, I would like to propose yet another very reasonable and needed law for our safety etc. This law should cover any craft that is powered primarily by human muscle power. These crafts include those such as canoes, row boats, kayaks, paddle boats, paddle boards and more. The law should limit these craft to 150 feet of shore under the following situations; 1. Predetermined high lake use and boat congestion periods such as holiday weeks and weekends and other times determined and reported by the Marine Patrol. 2. When the waves on the lake, whither created by wind or boating traffic, are such that the height of the wave is equal to or greater than 8 inches. As I can’t readily find any statistics on drowning, and other incidences attributed to these conditions and this type of craft I will have to rely on my many years of experience using my row boat, canoe and kayak on the lake. I believe that a law such as this will go a long way in keeping me safe on the lake, just like the boater safety certification and the speed limit laws. Dave Nix Belmont

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LETTERS Anytime a N.H. resident is very ill we’ll all hold a bake sale? To the editor, Last month the N.H. House and Senate Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted 9-1 to accept a $1-million federal grant to fully fund development of a health insurance exchange. Even though they oppose the Affordable Care Act, experienced Republican leaders, including the Senate President, the chairs of the House and Senate Finance Committees and House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, know that good leaders do what is best for New Hampshire even if it sometimes runs counter to their personal beliefs. These top Republican legislators put aside their dislike of the Affordable Care Act because they understood that not accepting the grant would not make the law go away; it would simply mean the federal government would step in and do it for us. By turning away the federal funding, we would be giving up an opportunity to develop and regulate ourselves a program local to New Hampshire. Good leaders know that doesn’t make sense. Despite their own leadership team’s acknowledgment that it is better for New Hampshire to self-regulate, House Speaker O’Brien and Majority Leader Bettencourt have asked to Executive Council to reject the proposed contract to develop the exchange. This disregard for the experience of the very people they chose to work on the state’s budget is based on their belief that the Affordable Care Act will likely be found unconstitutional. Scratch the surface of the “likeli-

ness” of finding the law unconstitutional, however, and you will find it is a 50-50 proposition. That’s right: Two federal courts have upheld the act’s constitutionality, and two courts have found at least part of the law unconstitutional. In my book, that hardly supports a likely anything. Then this week Representative Jeanine Notter of Merrimack told a member of the public that the Affordable Care Act is not needed because she is sure, just sure, that communities will rally around cancer patients and help them cover their costs. How will this happen? According to Rep. Notter, our New Hampshire communities will host a bake sale to help with the expenses. Is this what readers of this letter want? That anytime you have serious illness your community will hold a bake sale? Your illness will become front page news? When I was a member of the N.H. House, serving in the minority, I seem to remember there being a bipartisan movement in support of ensuring that insurance companies covered cancer patients. This legislation is most commonly known as Michelle’s Law. Speaker O’Brien, Majority Leader Bettencourt, and Rep. Notter are clearly putting partisan politics above supporting their own leadership team and showing a reckless disregard for governing. That’s not good for New Hampshire, that’s not how my New Hampshire works. Caitlin Rollo, Chair Strafford Co. Democratic Committee Rollinsford

When in comes to these power lines, our bottom line is ‘forever’ To the editor, When one looks at the alternatives for getting Quebec Hydro power to Southern New England, it amazes me when statements are made regarding the high expense to bury the lines somewhere, or to expand other rights of way. I guess it depends where you want to put the expenses — whose bottom line. Our bottom line is forever. An expanse of high voltage power lines cutting through our forests and private properties is forever. Corporate bottom lines can be passed on over a few years and written down and off the books. Meanwhile we would still have the power lines. Thanks to Charlie Jordan for standing up for all of us in opposition during the NH Public Radio broadcast last week. He was there by himself for us, or so it sounded like during the radio broadcast. I was on queue but never did get my two cents worth in before the hour was up. The representative from Public Service mentioned a couple of times how the lower cost producer of electricity (Hydro Quebec) would displace the operation of higher cost fossil fuel plants when the grid purchased power. Although I am not a proponent of oil and coal plants per say, these plants exist in our country and are operated by American citizens. They will eventually loose their jobs. Those are real full time jobs and home owners that are adding to their town’s tax base. The Northern Pass jobs are short term and will be far and few between. What’s wrong with Public Service and other very profitable power suppliers investing in New England to generate hydro or other “Green Energy” projects within our borders? All the jobs would be American jobs and all the taxes would be ours forever. Also, coal and oil fired generators are like your furnace. The longer they run the more efficient they are. How do you slow down or idle a fossil fuel plant without raising the cost of operation even higher? Public Service has a horrible track record. Look at the Seabrook nuclear plant. Poor management and government regulations put the cost of construction into the stratosphere. Costs you are still paying for on your electric bill and they only completed one of the proposed three generators. Make no mistake about it. It’s cheaper to go through private land and or use the eminent domain trump card than any other alternatives. Maybe they should consider the Swift Diamond watershed as a route instead of the residential areas of COOS County since they now are the major sponsor to the Swift Diamond Club Snowdeo event. Maybe other groups with their own agenda will offer $30,000 for the 2012 Snodeo. Are you aware that on Feb. 8th the State of New Hampshire’s House Science Technology & Energy Committee will be asked for a change in wording

to the NH renewable energy portfolio to include hydro power and to change the wording of the portfolio to eliminate the words “in New Hampshire’s best interest”? An example of how this will work in the future is when the Northern Pass says that their transmission lines can not be enlarged. In the future all you have to do is change the laws. Are you aware that Northeast Utilities has a project well underway that is looking at COOS County as the wind generation future of their grid? It is called the “Consortium Project”. It wants to convert COOS County into a wind factory. The problem with this factory is you will live inside it and not have a job. It will not benefit us as the Northern Pass doesn’t. The power from any wind generating would require another transmission line to get power to the grid for the Southern New England to use. They want to generate 1600 MW, significantly larger than the Northern Pass. If they all have their way Northern NH will be a conduit and power generating arm that will generate significant bottom line profits. The Northern Pass dollars will flow to Quebec. So, how much was your electric bill in January? What percentage were delivery fees and other fees. Mine was 53-percent in fees. Your new power could come from Northern Quebec, down through our wonderful countryside, south through the state to the grid. Then back up to us with no increase in delivery charges? If you think that, then the smoke you’re getting from your neighbors pellet stove that runs on electricity is too strong. So if big companies and conglomerates can change the laws, why can’t we? Our current laws won’t permit this but its fun to think that since we are all about free enterprise and the bottom line, let’s contact our legislators and submit a bill to allow us to contact Hydro Quebec and buy our power from the source. The heck with the middleman. Last I heard their rates were 3 point something cents per KWH in Quebec. According to a spokesperson at NH Electric COOP, mine is 15.3 cents. I understand some towns in Vermont have done just this. Only they left their negotiating skills at the curb, since they are paying 16c. per KWH. It was an excellent meeting held in Colebrook on the 28th. Many people came from a long distance to learn why we are against this project completely. It was interesting to see who was not there. Business leaders, banking people, selectmen from towns that will be severely impacted. Why were they not interested in learning what the issues are? They didn’t have to speak or take a position, just learn why their silent majority is speaking out. I was once the silent majority. Now I’m letting my selectmen know where I stand. How about you? Russ Johnson Columbia

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Thrift Clothes Closet has been serving Franklin area for 11 years To the editor, Located just two doors north of the Franklin City Hall at 332 Central Street in Franklin is the Thrift Clothes Closet, a not for profit organization. You will find a complete wardrobe of clothing and footwear for all members of the family as well as bedding, window treatments, and house hold accessories all at the lowest prices anywhere. The Thrift Clothes Closet is operated by friendly volunteers who give up their time to make this shop available to you. All profits are used to support other not for profit organizations in the central New Hampshire area.

The Thrift Clothes Closet has been serving the central New Hampshire area for the past 11 years. Never before has it been more successful then during this financially difficult time with so many people unemployed and struggling to support their families. We want to thank the generous people of our communities for their thoughtful donations that make it possible to share by giving. The store hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Irene Klink, Manager The Thrift Clothes Closet Franklin

There are so many animals that are abused in the United States To the editor, Whose picking up on this farmer in Bath New Hampshire who has caused the death of two of his cows and terrorized 12 others because he didn’t keep his barn shoveled off and allowed a heavy amount of snow to build up on the barn causing the barn to collapse. You talk about animal abuse, the Humane Society needs to move in on him and take his cows away from him. How many other farmers in New Hampshire are keeping their animals in unsafe, overcrowded conditions? How about these people who chain their dogs up in their yards and leave

them out there 24/7? And what about these people who because of changes in their lives are taking their animals out on back roads and abandoning them because they don’t want them anymore and don’t want to pay the fee for the Humane Society. There are so many animals who are abused in America. You can go to these factories where animals are raised to provide food for the market and they hardly have any room to stand and they are kept like that day after day, month after month and fed unsafe amounts of antibiotics to fatten them up. Think see next page

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from preceding page Not only did she find work in New York City, she also found a husband, Frank Oehlschlaeger, one of the first graduates of Cornell University’s hotel management school. They eloped in 1936 – Peters’s father didn’t approve – and moved to upstate New York, where Oehlschlaeger was hired to manage the Clifton Springs Sanitarium and Clinic, which Peters said was a world-famous health center at the time. “All sorts of presidents, kings and queens went there to be treated for their ills, real or imagined,” she said. After a couple decades of her first marriage, a relationship that took her to Chicago and produced three children, Peters decided that she had enough. “I left him – I wasn’t happy with him, anyway.” “I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do,” she said, explaining the decision. “I was going to leave Frank. One way to do that was to come out here for the summer and not go back, which is what I did.” After she refused to return to him, Oehlschlaeger filed for divorce in her absence. Gilford was a natural sanctuary for Peters. Her family, which had strong New England roots, had been vacationing in Gilford since she was a small girl. Her grandmother owned an historic home with views of mountains and lakes. The home was next door to the Peters dairy farm, the home of Ken Peters. “We were childhood sweethearts,” Peters said of Ken. He had always been enamored of her, she said, and since childhood he had intended to marry her. She refused him as a younger woman, but fate is persistent. Ken had served the country during World War II and stayed in England for several years following the war. However, just as Esther’s life story brought her back to Gilford for that one summer in the early 1950s, so did Ken’s. He happened to be home visiting his parents that summer, and happened to drive up to their house when Esther was paying them a visit. Their courtship resumed immediately. “We got married and had a wonderful time,” Peters said. Ken went to work with the family’s dairy business and soon their marriage produced a fourth child. As quickly as she found romance, she also found work at a local radio station, WLNH. “She had such a great voice, she worked her way into her own radio show,” recalled her son Everett Oehlschlaeger. He said his mother was initially hired to write copy for on-air advertising, then was allowed to sell advertising and once listeners heard her iconic voice — a deep timbre and speech that was shaped by her voracious appetite for history and literature — she became irreplaceable. Her show was called “Around Town,” and was broadcast from Woolworth’s department store in Laconia. She and her microphone would sit behind a street-level picture window looking out over the sidewalk, where passers-by would wave and would likely be invited to sit across the microphone from her and be interviewed. Not only did Peters converse with locals on the

air, she also interviewed nearly every celebrity that passed through Laconia. Presidential candidates such as Richard Nixon and John F. Fitzgerald and Hollywood stars such as Paul Newman and Mae West are among the list of thousands she’s interviewed. Peters continues her interview work to this day, broadcasting “Now and Then” on Lakes Region Public Access television. Terry Peters, one of the many who attended Esther’s birthday party, said she would often delight in taking her two young sons to see their aunt broadcasting. They’d wave through the window, she recalled, and they’d hear Esther say, “There’s my sister-in-law with Jimmy and Alan, and I’m going to have them come in and talk on the radio,” and they would. Frank Oehlschlaeger, one of Esther’s sons, said he’s been told by a lot of the women he grew up with that his mother was an inspiration, a rare role model for young women in the 50s and 60s. “She had some kind of drive to do what men do, some kind of drive to excel as a woman in a world of men.” “She was a pioneer in many ways,” said Mary Jane Hoey. “I think she always acted like she belonged to be there, that is half the battle.” Wanda Tibbetts grew up in Laconia and said, “I thinks she was, for a lot of young women, showing what you could do... Everybody knew who she was – she was such a beautiful woman. She’s been important to the city, I tell you.” The list of organizations Esther engaged with includes the Laconia Women’s Club three-time president), the Gilford School Board, Gilford Conservation Commission, historical societies in Gilford and Laconia, the United Way and the American Red Cross. In recognition of her dedication to the area, the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce recognized her in 2005 with its greatest honor, the James Irwin Community Service Award. Several decades prior to that award, though, Esther wasn’t so universally popular. She acknowledged that by breaking the contemporary gender role, she attracted the ire of some men. However, “I didn’t pay too much attention to them because the men who were exhibiting the negative reactions were not people whom I admired. They were narrow-minded.” “Women weren’t doing that, they weren’t supposed to do that,” she said, referring to her interest in examining the world around her and stepping into roles that were held almost exclusively by men at the time. Her gumption came from her father, she said, who was a lawyer. “He read a great deal and he talked a great deal, you can imagine. He was all set on having a boy, and here he had a girl. He treated me as though I were a boy,” she said. Esther read constantly and from a young age was curious about what people were doing and why, and she said she had little interest in confining herself to housekeeping and childcare. “I thought that women were just as capable of thinking as men. I don’t see next page

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to a secret location. Earlier this year, Ghonim — anonymously — launched a Facebook page commemorating Khaled Said, a 28-year-old businessman in Alexandria who was beaten to death by two policemen in June. The page became a rallying point for a campaign against police brutality, with hundreds of thousands joining. For many Egyptians, it was the first time to learn details of the extent of widespread torture in their own country. Small-scale protests over Said’s death took place for months. The Khaled Said group worked online with other activists, including the April 6 movement named after the date of 2008 labor protests and the campaign of Nobel Peace laureate and democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei. Ghonim’s page was “the information channel,” said Ziad alOleimi, a pro-ElBaradei organizer. Together they decided to hold a larger gathering on Jan. 25, announced on Ghonim’s page, to coincide with Police Day — a state holiday honoring security forces. By phone and Internet, they got out the word to supporters in Cairo and other cities, but didn’t expect much. “We really thought that on Jan. 25, we will be arrested in five minutes. I am not kidding,” said al-Oleimi. They were surprised to find thousands turning out at several locations in Cairo, many inspired by mass protests in Tunisia.

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Mame’s hosting Valentine’s Dinner Winter Fest at Prescott Farm features fun activities for families on Sunday to benefit after-prom party

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LACONIA — Winter Fest will offer fun-filled activities for the entire family at Prescott Farm from 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 19. All are welcome to enjoy the Farm at wintertime whether it’s a hot cup of cocoa by the bonfire after a snowshoe hike, sleigh ride, sledding, or cross country skiing. Other activities will include face painting, crafts, a snow

sculpture contest and more. Cost is $3 per person for non-members, $10 for families with two or more kids. Members of Prescott Farm and children ages three and under will be admitted free. Local businesses are invited to sponsor the event. If interested, call Kimberly at 366-5695 or e-mail info@

GILFORD — “Cupcake Wars” will be waged by 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from 3:30 — 4:30 p.m. at the Library on Thursday, February 10. Children will be challenged to make

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reduction sauce. Herbed rice, hot vegetable, dinner rolls, dessert and beverage will be included. Dr. Phil and Jan Sanguedolce will provide great music for entertainment. Make reservations by calling 2794631 or by email Also watch for the upcoming benefit auction with PK and Martha Zyla directing the auction festivities on Thursday March 24th at Mame’s. Items to be auctioned are being sought if you would like to contribute items or services for the auction fundraiser call John at 387-8356.

PLYMOUTH — “7th Heaven” (1927), a romantic drama that won actress Janet Gaynor the first-ever Best Actress Academy Award, will be shown with live musical accompaniment at the Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 10. The film, which also netted Frank Borzage the first Best Director Oscar, is a fable set in Paris just before World War I. Gaynor plays an abused and abandoned young woman who is cast aside by her family, only to be adopted by an ebullient sewer worker (Charles Farrell) with his sights set on higher things. In her new home, the girl learns a fresh way of looking at life. Eventually love blossoms—but will it survive the onset of war? Director Borzage used all the techniques of silent film at its height to craft a universal and timeless story that audiences have found moving since the picture’s first release in 1927, just two years

before the talkie revolution. “7th Heaven” received the most nominations of any film — a total of five — at the first-ever Academy Awards ceremony, held on May 16, 1929 in the fading days of the silent era. Besides winning Best Actress for Gaynor and Best Director for Borzage, it also won an Oscar for Benjamin Glazer in the Best Writing, Adapted Story category. The film was also nominated for Outstanding Picture, Production (the forerunner of today’s Best Picture category) and Best Art Direction. The film will be accompanied by live music by local composer Jeff Rapsis, who achieves a traditional “movie score” sound for silent film screenings by using a digital synthesizer that reproduces the texture of the full orchestra. Admission is $5 per person. Dinner is available for patrons who arrive early at the Flying Monkey. For more information, call 536-2551.

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All systems go for World Championship Sled Dog Derby this weekend

LACONIA — All systems are go for the 82nd World Championship Sled Dog Derby to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 11, 12, and 13. Plentiful snow and a good forecast should make for a great race this year. Claude Bellerive from Charette, PQ , two-time World Championship winner, has entered two teams in the Open class race and also two teams in the 6-Dog race. Bellerive has two 1st place finishes and one 4th on the Open class circuit so far this year. His daughter Melanie who races in the 6-Dog class has three 1st place finishes.

Musher Keith Bryar, who has three 2nd place finishes this year and one 3rd place finish, has also entered the Open race. Bryar will be looking for his second World Championship win. Several other mushers will be in town including Steve Long from Cabot, VT and Jean Boissonneault from Pont Rouge, PQ, both of whom are both competing in the 6-Dog Classic and the World Championship Open. Festivities begin with the annual draw for positions at the Christmas Island Steakhouse in Laconia on Thursday at 7 p.m. Racing starts Friday at

9 a.m. with the 6-Dog Classic followed by the first day of the World Championship Open race at 1 p.m. Racing will continue on Saturday and Sunday and conclude with the Awards Ceremony at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday. The starting line is located on Old North Main Street across from the State Correctional Facility in Laconia. The Lakes Region Sled Dog Club wishes to invite the general public to attend any and all race weekend events.

CENTER HARBOR — The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) will offer guided excursions on conserved properties on February 11, 18, 25, and March 3. Guided excursions provide an opportunity to explore LRCT’s conserved lands with knowledgeable guides and others interested in learning more about and conserving the Lakes Region’s natural heritage. On Friday, February 11, hikers can explore the east side of Red Hill on a 2.5 — 3 mile snowshoe trek through Sheridan Woods in Moultonborough with LRCT Property Adopter John Oliver. Along the way, participants will search for signs of wildlife and learn about the natural and human history of LRCT’s 2,565-acre Red Hill Conservation Area. The snowshoe hike will cover varied terrain, including uphill and downhill stretches on and off the trails. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheridan Woods Trailhead on Sheridan Road and return at approximately 12:30 p.m. On Friday, February 18, skiers can enjoy a morning cross-country excursion through Center Harbor Woods, a 224-acre property conserved through a unique collaboration of three conservation partners — the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, the Squam Lakes Conservation Society, and the Town of Center Harbor. LRCT Property Adopter Pam Halsey and SLCS Conservation Easement Monitor Bev LaFoley will lead participants on the property’s scenic trails, cross-country skiing on moderate varied terrain. On Friday, February 25, participants are invited to discover part of LRCT’s 5,381-acre Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area in Moultonborough/Tuftonboro on a snowshoe hike with LRCT Property Adopter Larry DeGeorge. The 3.7-mile excursion will follow a scenic loop including the Upper and Lower Bridle Paths, the Oak Ridge Cutoff, and parts of the Faraway Mountain Trail. The half-day snowshoe hike will cover moderate varied terrain with a total elevation gain of 800’. On Thursday, March 3 LRCT volunteers will guide a snowshoe hike at Sewall Woods Conservation

Area, comprised of four contiguous parcels totaling 179 acres within walking distance of downtown Wolfeboro. The approximately 2-hour snowshoe hike will cover fairly level, easy terrain on an enjoyable snowshoe trail loop through scenic woods.

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LACONIA — The 19th Annual Tree and Shrub Sale is underway and the Belknap County Conservation District is now taking orders. This year’s selection includes ten varieties of evergreen, 26 varieties of plants to provide food and shelter to wildlife, 39 fruit and vegetable producing varieties, and hardware such as rain barrels and composters. The majority of plants are sold bareroot, meaning they are not packed in soil, and will have been kept in cold storage until pick-up. Selling plants this way keeps prices reasonable; however, plants will need time to leaf out once they are put in the ground. All purchases will help support Belknap Countybased conservation efforts and community projects. For more information, call 527-5880 or visit www.

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cusk, untagged rainbow trout and lake trout. Anyone who has purchased a Derby ticket will have a chance to win one of 14 cash drawings on Saturday for $100 each; 32 cash drawings on Sunday for $100 each, and a $5,000 cash drawing on both Saturday and Sunday. As in past years, Karina Walsh, director of the “Let’s Go Fishing” program for NH Fish and Game, will conduct fishing clinics for kids on the ice in front of Derby Headquarters on an hourly basis from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Great Rotary Fishing Derby has enabled The Meredith Rotary Club to donate more than $1.6 million back into the community for charitable projects, area improvements, scholarships and people in need. For additional information about the Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby, and to purchase tickets, teeshirts and hats, visit their website at

MEREDITH — The Meredith/I-L Alumni Association will hold its next meeting at the home of Judy and Joe Devers at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 27. Plans for 2011 activities and events were discussed at the Association’s January meeting, including a “Reunion Weekend” to take place at Church Landing on Sunday, June 5. The timing of this gathering will allow for individual class reunions on Friday or Saturday and a wrap up of the weekend on Sunday. The 50 Year Class to be honored at this year’s annual event will be the Class of 1961. Mary Lee Harvey will head up the class reunion plans. Members may

call Harvey at 279-4489, Judy Dever at 279-4845, or send e-mail to judynjoed@ for more information. The progress of the recent Giving Letter, sent out to all alumni currently in the alumni database, was also discussed. This is the Association’s annual fundraiser and donations are used for annual scholarships as well as to cover the cost of the annual event. Alumnus of Meredith or Inter-Lakes Schools who did not receive a letter are asked to e-mail updated contact information to Janis Roberts at Information may also be mailed to the Meredith/ I-L Alumni Association, PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253.

LACONIA — A program that will prepare participants to complete a 5K race in 30 minutes will be offered by Laconia Parks & Recreation from 11:15 — 11:45 a.m. on Mondays, Wednes-

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John ‘Jack’ E. McDonald, 71 TILTON — John “Jack” E. McDonald, 71, a longtime resident of Tilton died suddenly February 1, 2011. He was born in Franklin, December 17, 1939, son of the late John J. and Marion (Butler) McDonald. Jack was a graduate of the Tilton-Northfield High School in Tilton. Following high school he worked for several years at the Laconia Citizen in Laconia. He later became a self employed carpenter, home builder, and later restored old houses. He created his own furniture and restored antiques, cars and motorcycles. He was happiest when he was involved in creating something and working with his hands. He could fix anything. Jack enjoyed his numerous rides throughout New England searching back roads for a good swim spot, a yard sale, or stumbling across an item to become his next project. Jack

was known for a fun time and making people laugh. He loved to talk and had many friends who would simply stop by to chat and see what he was up to and they all seemed to have a special love and place for Jack in their heart. Jack served his country during the Vietnam War. Most important in his life was the gift of a daughter. Jack leaves his daughter, Pamela M. McDonald of Big Sur, CA; his sister, Sylvia Whittum and her husband Donald of Farmington, NH; a nephew and two nieces. Calling hours will be held for Jack on Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. For more information go to

BRIDGEWATER — John Arthur Lapoint, 85, of River Road, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 23, 1925, in Stewartstown, NH, he was the son of Irving and Marie (Dubois) Lapoint. John attended Campton schools. John entered the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 16 and achieved the rank of Corporal M-1 Rifle Marksman and flew in Armored Aircrafts. For several years John worked in several area car dealerships. He also worked for many years at I.P.C. (Freudenberg) and retired as a Machinist in 1987. John loved music; he loved playing his guitar and fiddle with his friends, had many jam sessions, and played at many functions throughout the years. A handyman, he loved to tinker on cars, TVs, radios, clocks, and watches. He loved spending time with his family for barbecues and other family meet-ups. There is much to say about his kindness and generosity, his sense of humor was “over the top”. John will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his brother, Leo Lapoint and his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Lucille M. (Blake) Lapoint, of Bridgewater; his daughter, Cheryl Lapoint, of Meredith; step-children, Harold Bliss, of Bridgewater, Juanita and husband Peter Ackerman, of Franklin, Geraldine Tallman, of Groton, and Victoria and husband Tom Calkins, of Newton PA; mother-in-law, Mae Blake, also of Bridgewater; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, and several nieces nephews and cousins. Donations may be made in John’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring, on Monday, May 23, 2011, at Blair Cemetery, in Campton. Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate. Mayhew Funeral Homes of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements.

ALTON — Roger W. Leighton, Sr., age 93, a former longtime resident of Alton, died February 4, 2011 at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith. Born July 9, 1917 in Farmington, the son of Walter and Frances (Lamper) Leighton, he was raised and resided in Alton for many years. Through the years, he was also a resident of Vero Beach, FL, Annapolis, MD and Gilford, NH. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a carpenter, having worked with Ernest Sanders and Roy Barnes in Alton and Gibraltar Construction Company in Maryland. Roger was a Past Master of Winnipesaukee Lodge No. 75 F. & A.M., a 32nd degree Mason, a Past Patron of Alpha Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Scottish Rite. Survivors include his son Roger W. Leighton, Jr.. and wife Marcia of New Hampton, a stepson William Bryce and wife Annette of Alexandria, NH, a stepdaughter Cheryl Bull and husband Dean of Georgia, 2 grandchildren: Heidi Clyborne and Robin Dunbar, 3 stepgrandchildren: Kristin Bull, Lydia Bryce and Caleb Bryce, 4 great grandchildren: Molly and Bryan Clyborne, Sarah and Sam Dunbar, also nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Lois (Adams)

Leighton in 1990 and his second wife Helen (Bryce) Leighton in 2009, a sister Dorothy Alden and 2 brothers: Richard and Ralph Leighton. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at Old Riverside Cemetery in Alton, NH. If desired, memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Golden View Health Care Center Activities Fund, 19 NH Route 104, Meredith, NH 03253. Arrangements are in the care of Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, 12 School Street, Alton, NH. To express condolences, please visit:

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’d rather work to live than live to work. That’s why you might make an executive decision to put off some mundane and minor responsibilities in favor of catching some bit of much-needed leisure. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your primary aim is to please your loved ones, but they give you very little indication as to how this might be accomplished. It is a compliment that they leave it all up to your discretion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your memory is strong. Make notes about your past. Even if you only capture a sentence or two, you’ll be glad you did. This will be a trigger for future thought, discussion and storytelling. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you hang on too tight to your responsibilities, you will strangle the fun out of your day. There is a time to let go and get a little bit wild. Be open to oddball suggestions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you see someone who could use a hand, your first reaction is to volunteer whatever help you can give. Someone is glad to take what you offer. Be judicious, though. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 9). Your will to succeed will be the overriding factor in making it so. In the next three months, you’ll make connections that give you the knowledge, emotional backing and networking resources to improve your financial condition. You’ll move in an exciting social circle in June. A promise is made in August. Leo and Pisces people are enthusiastic supporters. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 1, 28 and 19.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are closely connected to a loved one in ways you cannot explain. You feel the intensity of this bond throughout the day, and you can almost hear the whisper of destiny in this relationship. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are a strong leader, though you are careful not to come across in a way that hurts anyone’s feelings or offends the more delicate sensibilities of certain team members. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You find meaning as you labor to make someone else’s life better. Somehow this is even more satisfying than acting to fulfill your own needs and desires, but that will change tomorrow. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re brilliant about social matters and logistics. You could single-handedly organize and coordinate an event that will later be considered one of the most memorable of the year. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll avoid mistakes by being extra vigilant. Double back on your efforts, and check your work, as well as the work of your colleagues. Then take a walk and come back to assess things with new eyes. You can’t be too careful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will come to your own conclusions about your work. You will be indifferent to the praise or criticism of others because you realize that no one is as qualified to judge your choices as you are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your imagination could get the best of you this afternoon. You can steer this in a positive direction, though, by focusing your attention on what you wish for and not on what you’re afraid will happen.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2011. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in Montgomery, Ala. On this date: In 1773, the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, was born in Charles City County, Va. In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes. In 1870, the U.S. Weather Bureau was established. In 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces. In 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, W.Va., Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) charged the State Department was riddled with Communists. In 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York on CBS. In 1971, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in California’s San Fernando Valley claimed 65 lives. The crew of Apollo 14 returned to Earth after man’s third landing on the moon. In 1984, Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov died at age 69, less than 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; he was succeeded by Konstantin U. Chernenko (chehrNYEN’-koh). In 2002, Britain’s Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, died in London at age 71. One year ago: Appealing for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama sat down with Democrats and Republicans to spur cooperation on job creation, deficit reduction and health care overhaul. Today’s Birthdays: Television journalist Roger Mudd is 83. Actress Janet Suzman is 72. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 69. Actor Joe Pesci is 68. Singer Barbara Lewis is 68. Author Alice Walker is 67. Actress Mia Farrow is 66. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) is 65. Singer Joe Ely is 64. Actress Judith Light is 62. Musician Dennis “DT” Thomas (Kool & the Gang) is 60. Actor Charles Shaughnessy is 56. Former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe is 54. Jazz musician Steve Wilson is 50. Country singer Travis Tritt is 48. Actress Julie Warner is 46. Country singer Danni Leigh is 41. Actor Jason George is 39. Actor-producer Charlie Day is 35. Rock singer Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) is 35. Actor A.J. Buckley (TV: “CSI: NY”) is 34. Rock musician Richard On (O.A.R.) is 32. Actress Ziyi Zhang is 32. Actor David Gallagher is 26. Actress Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is 21.






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Belknap County Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Shang Hai restaurant on South Main Street in Laconia. Optional dinner buffet served from 5:30. Guest speaker with N.H. GOP Chairman Jack Kimball. Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5 to 7 p.m. at Harry & David’s at the Tanger Facotry Outlet Center in Tilton. Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s “Senior Moments” performing at the Taylor Community’s Woodside Building in Laconia. 2 to 3 p.m. Free program features orginal short skits presented with light-hearted humor about life experiences as a senior citizen. To reserve a seat call Deb Carbone at 524-5600. (In case of bad weather event will be postponed to Feb. 11.) Brown Bag Seminar on “New Frontiers In Marketing”, hosted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. Noon to 1 p.m. at the PSU Welcome Center/Ice Arena. For more information call 536-1001. Installation of Father Tobias Nyatsambo as rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia. 6 p.m. Reception and pot luck supper to follow in the Parish Hall. Free Mom & Me screening of “Piglet’s Big Movie” at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. 11:30 a.m. Snow Stories at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Story telling and outdoor exploration during this program designed for young children and their adult companions. (Adult must accompany child.) $7/ memet. $9/non-member. Ages 6 and up. For reservations call 968-7194. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis only from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Check-out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11.a.m. Early school release day after-school craft time at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2 p.m. For 1st through 3rd graders. Make heart-shaped bird feeders and learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count. Sign-up in Children’s Room.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards performing at Folk Gallery of Wolfeboro Concert Series at the Wolfeboro Inn. 7 p.m. $18 For tickets or more information call 569-9890. “Taking Care of Your Heart”, an education talk presented by Bill York at the Laconia Senior Center. 10 a.m. “Including Samuel”, award-winning documentary by photojournalist Dan Habib, at the Gilford Public Library. 6 p.m. Free. Hosted by the Inclusion Group of Better Together. Following screening there will be a discussion about how each individual can provide a more inclusive environment for families. The Black List, mini portraits of 20 African Americans. Hosted by Rodney Ekstrom and Professor John Krueckeberg in Room 124 of the Lamson Library at Plymouth State University. Free. PSU welcomes the community to a series of events honoring Black History Month.

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Winni Players present powerful drama ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ February 11 — 13, 18 — 20

Tamara McGonagle (foreground left) stars as Nurse Ratched and Matt Finch (foreground right) plays McMurphy in the searing drama “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” to be presented by the Winni Players February 11 — 13 and 18 — 20. Also appearing in the production are (background left to right) Karena Watson and Nick Resca. (Courtesy photo)


LACONIA — The Winni Players, the award-winning community arm of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, will present the powerful drama “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” February 11 — 13 and 18 — 20. Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel is often remembered for the Milos Forman film version which starred Jack Nicholson as Randle Patrick McMurphy, a drifter who finds himself institutionalized

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This Weeks Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 9th @ 10:00 Thursday, February 10th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. Valentine’s Party! Bring a snack to share. For more information, call 5244775 x13.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, February 8th @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 5243808.

Booktalks for Kids

Thursday, February 10th Laconia Rotary Hall Grades 3-5 @ 3:30; grades 6-8 @ 5:00.

Future Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 16th @ 10:00 Thursday, February 17th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, February 15th @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Teens: YU-GI-OH!

Movies & More for Kids

Monday, February 14th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play this popular card game. For more information, call 524-4775.

Teens: Teen Advisory Committee

Tuesday, February 15th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 bring your dance moves! For more information, call 524-4775.

Friday, February 11th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “Ramona & Beezus” PG Admission is free. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver 14 years or older. For more information, call 524-4775 x13. Tuesday, February 8th @ 3:45 Volpe Conference Room Teens meet to discuss what materials and programs they would like the Library to offer. For more information, call 524-4775.


Planting and Care of the Home Fruit & Berry Patch

Wednesday, February 9th @ 6:15 Laconia Rotary Hall Bill Lord from the Belknap Cty. Ext. Admission is free. For more information, call 524-4775 x15.

We’re looking for a few good Legos…

The Library is seeking donations of gently used Legos of all shapes and sizes to be used in future programs. Donations may be dropped off at the circulation desk during Library hours.

Dance Dance Revolution X Adult: Financial Literacy Class

Wednesday, February 16th @ 2:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Filippa Viola, Ed.D of the Legal Advice & Referral Center to learn more about spending, saving, earning, borrowing, and protecting your financial property. Gain a better understanding about the various types of income, personal income tax, tax returns and more. Please call 524-4775 x 11 to register.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!

in a psychiatric ward overseen by the domineering Nurse Ratched. McMurphy instantly finds himself at odds with Ratched, and as the other patients are swayed by his charisma, Ratched takes measures to ensure that order and discipline are maintained on her ward. The play is both moving and humorous, running the gamut of emotional extremes. Gilford High School English teacher Matt Finch will take on the role of McMurphy with Tamara McGonagle as Ratched. John Piquado and Jim Rogato will play two of the inmates and David Bownes will portray the befuddled doctor under the thumb

of Nurse Ratched. The cast also includes Geoff Beyrent as Chief Bromden and Nick Resca as Billy Bibbit. Rounding out the cast are Michael Baker, Kerry Jepsen, Chuck Fray, Derek Carroll, Jessica Levasseur, Maggie Nickerson, Ken Chapman, Karena Watson, and Brian Quinn. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” contains adult themes and language and is not intended for audience members under the age of 14. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 366-7377. Visit www.winniplayhouse. org for more details.

‘Soup and Chili Night’ dinner to benefit 7th grade class in Gilmanton

GILMANTON — A “Soup and Chili Night” dinner to benefit the 7th grade class of the Gilmanton School will be held from 5 — 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23. The menu will include homemade chili, chicken soup, Olive Garden’s famous minestrone soup, a variety of Panera’s famous breads, fresh garden salad with Olive Garden house dressing, coffee, drinks, and desserts. Cost is $6 per person; no charge for children under age three. Proceeds will be used to support a number of programs in which the Gilmanton students participate including taking a class at Harvard University, attending the Forest Watch Student Convention at UNH, and the High Elements Ropes Course at Hidden Valley Boy Scout Camp. Snowdate is Thursday, February 24. For more information, call Mary Fougere, 7th grade teacher at Gilmanton School at 364-5681. CALENDAR from preceding page

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Weight Watchers meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Center Harbor Christian Church. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/ HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Lakes Region Lyme Support Group meeting. Second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Taylor Community’s Woodside building in Laconia. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Ages 18 to 36 months. Sign songs, share stories and move to music. Sign-up in the Children’s Room. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. All levels of experience welcome. Preschool Sotry Time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories and crafts fro ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful.

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Dear Annie: I have been best friends with “Claire” since junior high. She is nothing short of a knockout, with a sweet personality to match. We have always been very close, and I treasure our friendship. The problem is, when we are out together, men are interested in Claire but feel she is unapproachable because she is so beautiful. Instead, they talk me up to try to get their foot in the door with her. Quite frankly, I am fed up with men only talking to me because they know I am friends with Claire. Then, when she isn’t interested in them, I have to let them down. It’s exhausting. I am successful, educated, smart and funny, and I’m not bad looking, either, but men are only interested in my hot friend. This has been going on since high school, and I’m 35, for heaven’s sake. How do I break this cycle or, at the very least, tactfully tell these men that I am not the key to Claire’s heart? -- Invisible Dear Invisible: You are always going to suffer by comparison to Claire, so we strongly urge you not to try to meet men when you are with her. Her bright light makes everything else seem dim. On other occasions, when you are in Claire’s company, it is perfectly OK to refuse to intercede. If you are approached about Claire, simply say, “Sorry, but if you are interested in my friend, you’ll have to talk to her directly.” Dear Annie: We recently had dinner at a local restaurant with three other couples. Usually, a tip is automatically added with parties of six or more, but this time, the server did not do so. Our friend who handled the check added the tip to the total bill, including the fairly hefty tax, and then divided by the number of couples to see what we each owed. I was taught that one gave a tip on the price of the meal, not including the tax. Who is correct? -- Wondering in New Hampshire

Dear N.H.: You are, although we are sure the server appreciated the extra money. Since it bothers you, we recommend you handle the check next time. Dear Annie: This is in response to “To Gift or Not To Gift,” whose daughter-in-law was talking about a divorce. “Gift” wanted to know if the daughter-in-law should be taken off the annual gift list. It is always best to take the peaceful way in a family matter. I did and never regretted it. When my son and his wife split up, I told them both that I love them and their child and would not make my granddaughter choose between her parents. I included my daughter-in-law in all family gatherings. They separated, but never divorced. When my son was killed a few months later, I said as far as I was concerned there was no separation. I included my daughter-in-law in planning the funeral and the obituary. People had the nerve to say I shouldn’t have been so inclusive, but I told them I was the mother and this is what I wanted. I did it for my daughter-inlaw, my granddaughter and our family. We are still close, and my granddaughter stays with me quite a bit. Had I made enemies with my daughter-in-law when they separated, I may not have had the chance to spend so much time with my son’s daughter. I say give her the gift, and the next time she complains about your son, simply say, “You are talking about my child, and it hurts me to hear negative things about him. Please don’t put me in the middle like that.” You will be surprised how fast she will respect your wishes. My daughter-in-law once asked whether I minded if she still considered me to be her mother-in-law, even if she someday remarries. I told her I would be honored. -- A.G. Dear A.G.: You did it right. Brava.

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Animals AKC Labrador retriever puppies black, yellow, M/F, $700 Great family or therapy dogs (603)986-4184. ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $600. 267-7186.

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

Autos 1990 -Ford F-150 4X4 7 1/2 ft. Fisher Plow, V8, Standard, Runs, Drives, Plows. $1,500. 455-9205 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 v6 5speed, 65K miles, new tires and brakes cap, KBB says $4350, first $3250. Meredith 455-4381. 2000 Ford E-350 Box Truck with 7.3 Diesel engine. 126K miles, 3-speed auto transmission with overdrive. 15 ft. box with pass through, a/c, complete new front end, new rotars, calipers, pads, leaf springs, coil springs & shocks. $5,350. 455-9269 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4. 3.7 Liter-V6. Metallic Grey, Leather interior, remote start, sunroof, 23,750 miles. Asking $19,500. 603-267-6605

Autos 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT Red, 4-Door, Alloys, Moonroof, 6-Cylinder, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise, Tilt, CD, Only 63k Miles! Must See! $5,995 Call 455-0404

2004 Chrystler Pacifica- Automatic, sun roof, Silver, Seats 6, 75K miles. Excellent condition. $7,495/Obo. 603-491-5555 2007 Toyota Tundra, dbl. cab, SR5, 65K miles, maroon with black interior $17,500/ bro. 455-8987. ABLE to pay cash, cars average $300, trucks full-size 4x4 up to $500, truck batteries $8 each, alloy $9 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $3.00/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.


For Rent

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

FRANKLIN 1 bedroom heat & hot water included, $550/ mo. First month rent and security deposit, 630-2614

Business Opportunities

GILFORD- 3-Bedroom 1 3/4 bath single family. Large lot, convenient location, no smoking. $1,500/Mo. 724-7515

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

For Rent $500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apartments. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185. ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: Studio, $200 per week, includes utilities, cable and internet. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT at the By-Pass: 1BR, all utilities included, basement storage, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296. BELMONT: 2-BR, quiet area, big yard. Heat included, $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 520-1431, 267-0545. BELMONT: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234

Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor apartment. Near hospital, clean, washer/dryer hook-up, heat/hot water included. $850/Month. 524-0703 Laconia 3 room, large bath $525+ (average utility cost $140/month or less). Upper Summer Street. Sunny 2nd floor, quiet, neat area, parking, yard, storage, next to LRGH, no smoking, no W/D hookups. Pet? References/Deposit. 528-3649. Leave a message with information LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837 LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/month includes heat and hot water. 524-3892. LACONIA WATERVIEW Effi ciency One Bedroom first floor, with private entrance, quiet area in good location, $650/month includes utilities. Security Deposit and References Required, 520-1586

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

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

CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or

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

For Rent

For Rent

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

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428.

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419 Laconia-Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly reduced to $650/Month. Newly painted, off street parking. Utilities not included. Available immediately. References & Security deposit (1 month rent) required. 1 Year lease. 603-524-3759 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $950/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: Near downtown, 1-Bedroom, $600 +utilities and 2-Bedroom, $750 +utilities. References & deposit required. 387-3864. LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $700/month includes heat. 455-8789. LACONIA: Small 2-Bedroom, $170/week, includes heat and hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $180/week. 4-week security deposit & 1st four weeks in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783

LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Two 1 bedroom apartments available, both on 2nd floor. $180 & $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. LACONIA: Year-round furnished rental. Two bedrm, two bath condo. $800/month No Pets 978-851-2816. LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $685/Month. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKEPORT 2 bedroom, all utilities included. No pets. $200 per week. Security deposit. Call 524-5076 MEREDITH- ROOMY 2-bedroom near downtown. Heat/storage included. No pets, non-smoker, References, security & lease required. $750/Month. 455-4075 MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

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

NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $250/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 ONE bedroom apt. on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, no dogs, $795/ month 455-5660. TROPICAL Paradise: Marco Island, Florida waterfront condo. Dare to compare, from $500/week and up. (603)393-7077. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

Make Your Next Home With

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

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

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

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For Rent-Vacation

For Sale

Help Wanted

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

New snowmobile helmet, size small. $45, 36 in. Toshiba TV (36A11) $175, Weider Crossbow home gym $125. All in excellent condition. Call 729-0199 Northfield, NH


For Rent-Commercial


LACONIA- Retail store with office and garage. Great location (1073 Union Ave.) $850/Month + Utilities. Possible sub-divide for right tenant. 603-520-7882 LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662.

For Sale

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

Free T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

AMAZING Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set only $249. See ad under “furniture”. BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 Body by Jake Ab Scissor. Very good condition, a few minor cosmetic flaws, scratches, scuffs. $50. 677-6528 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 FIREWOOD Is 'an icebox where your camp used to be'? Stove, Fishing, Campfires. $25-1/8 cord. EASY Self-Serve. Variety. In Belmont, near Belknap Mall/Winnisquam bridge, I Mile from PICHE's ski shop. Up Union Rd., left on Arlene Drive #18-GREY Wood Shack. Free kindling when available. May Deliver-see sign.

Help Wanted Belknap Landscape Company has immediate openings for ground and roof shovelers.

With winter in full swing, we continue to hire temporary on-call shovelers. No prior experience necessary, but roof shoveling experience is a plus. Wage for hired shovelers during storms is $15/hour! Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen, and be physically able to shovel for lengthy shifts. Applicants must be 18 or older, have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Completed applications will be reviewed by:

Belknap Landscape Co. Inc. Human Resources 25 Country Club Road, Unit 302 Gilford, NH 03249

HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, NH.

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

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 BRETT’S ELECTRIC Fast, Reliable Master Electrician. No Job Too small, Lowest Rates, Top Quality. Mail me an insured competitors residential proposal & Ill beat it! Call 520-7167.


Mortgage Loan Originator The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent Leadership, interpersonal, sales and customer service skills in a professional work environment. Candidates looking to share their talents in a challenging and rewarding team based environment are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will possess 3-5 years of selling mortgage products and services, with demonstrated business development skills and community involvement. Northway Bank offers a competitive salary and benefits, an incentive plan, a positive work environment, and future career growth opportunities. Interested applicants may view Northway Bank Career Opportunities and apply online via our website listed below. Northway Bank Human Resources Department Apply Online: Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer Women and Minority Applications Encouraged

Ice-Dam Removal & Roof Shoveling. Fully insured. 10% of profits donated to Salvation Arny. 603-455-2848 M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

MILES COMPUTER REPAIR Virus Removal, Computer Tune-ups, Hardware Install, Network Install, Same Day Service. 603-998-2326. ROOF Clearing Specialist: Hardworking, experienced, references. No job too big or small! Matt Labranche, (603)393-4937.

CALL Mike for roof shoveling, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214

Roommate Wanted BELMONT: Near 106, easy communte north and south, country setting, includes all utilities, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296.

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

LACONIA/ GILFORD HOUSEMATE wanted for beautiful home. Sunny private furnished room, includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, dish, laundry. $125/week, $450/Month. Call 528-8030.

Roof Shoveling- Don't have time or desire to get up on the roof and do it yourself? Please call Dan at 603-527-8670 Quick and reasonable service



WAITPERSON: Full-time, nights and weekends. Apply in person, Bobhouse Reel n Tavern, or call 253-1025.

Lakes Region



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

Excellent Banking Job Opportunity

• Fully Insured •

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

Elan Publishing Company

Northway Bank, the largest independent community commercial bank in New Hampshire is looking for exceptional candidates for the following job opportunity.


Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

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

Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Size 9 Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528


Small Jobs Are My Speciality

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

Firewood: SuperBowl weekend, $25. Near Belknap Mall, 1-mile from Piches Sport Shop. Left on Arlene Dr. Super Easy self-serve.



FIREWOOD-ALL quantities available. Bundles, 1/8, 1/4 & 1/2 cords. Full cord/$180. Pick-up/delivery. 998-7337/Leave Message

Large stuffed living room chair with pattern. Modern rustic, bought at Grievior Furniture. Asking $250. Call 524-8306

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


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

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

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

E-mail your resume and your salary requirements to: Or mail it to: 155 Littlefield Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401 Attn: Peter Daigle Position requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent management experience in the hospitality industry. Pay will depend on your experience. You should be willing to make a commitment of a minimum of 5 years. We offer an attractive pay and benefits package including health insurance, bonuses, profit sharing, 401(k) and more.

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2011 officers and directors announced by Holy Trinity students explore careers Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce during Catholic Schools Week

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has announced a new slate of Officers and Board of Directors for 2011. Joining Board of Directors are Joel Arsenault, Edward Jones Investments; Gary Adams, Central NH Employment Services; Warren Bailey, Comcast Spotlight; Denise Sharlow, Franklin Savings Bank; and Lindsay Cota-Robles, Laconia Savings Bank. Returning Board of Directors are Prescott Towle, A.W. Frost Agency; Eric Proulx, Tanger Outlet Center - Tilton; Allan Beetle, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery; Steve Weeks, Coldwell Banker/Commercial Weeks Assoc.; Dan Dineen, Lakes Region Coca-Cola; Craig Shufelt, Proforma Piper Print-

ing; Bill Quigley, Gunstock Mountain Resort; Jim Lowell, Naswa Resort; Christine Harris, Meredith Village Savings Bank; Barry Leonard, Laconia Savings Bank; David McGreevy, Sound & Vision Communication; and Deb Irwin, Manor on Golden Pond. The Chamber’s Executive Board includes newly elected Chairman/President Mark Edelstein, Lakes Region Community College; First Vice Chairman Travis Cole, ReMax Bayside; Second Vice Chairman Christine Harris, Meredith Village Savings Bank; Treasurer Penny Raby, Malone, Dirubbo & Company; and Secretary Lindsay Cota-Robles, Laconia Savings Bank. The Officers and Board of Directors serve 3 year terms.

LACONIA — An Hula Hooping class, offered by Laconia Parks & Recreation and Artsfest City Dance, will be held from 5:30 — 6:15 p.m. on Mondays.

The eight-week program will offer participants a fun way to work off the pounds and get core muscles in shape. Cost is $68. Call 520-6868 to register.

Hula Hoop class offered by Laconia Parks & Rec and Artsfest City Dance





ROOF Shoveling, Snowplowing, Ice Dam Removal and Repairs. Insured Professionals. Call 603-630-5121.

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

Fully Insured Laconia, Gilford, Belmont & Surrounding Areas Residential & Commercial

Howland • 524-2009

ROOF Shoveling: Usually $50-$100 per roof. 455-6945.

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

Roof Snow Removal- Experienced, insured roofer. Dan 496-1886 or 279-5806

RN Supervisor Full time

Belknap County Nursing Home BCNH is seeking a full time 40 hour RN to lead our 11-7 shift and be a part of our progressive management team where our mission is: “To care for our residents, as ourselves, with compassion, dignity and respect.” The position reports directly to the Director of Nursing Services and is the go to person in charge for the 11-7 shift. This is a great opportunity to really make a difference in a dynamic organization where resident-centered care and quality of life are of utmost importance. Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a high school diploma and graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three years experience in a long-term care facility. Current RN licensure by the NH State Board of Nursing. Previous experience assuming charge responsibilities for a unit and a demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions associated with the position. Starting pay range: $24.71 - $27.00 per hour DOQ, with a generous shift differential and a competitive benefits package. Please view Outline of Benefits on our web site for further explanations.

LPN –Part Time

BCNH is also seeking a Part Time LPN to fill a 32 hour opening on the 3-11 shift. Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a high school diploma, graduation from an accredited school of Practical Nursing and current licensure by the N.H. State Board of Nursing. Starting pay range: $19.62 - $21.44 per hour DOQ, with a generous shift differential and the benefit of pro-rated vacation, sick and holiday time. A County Application is required. Please apply by downloading and completing our job application. Completed applications must be received by: Deb Laflamme, at 30 County Drive Laconia, NH, 03246 or via e-mail to or fax to (603) 527-5419 Applications for these positions will be accepted until February 18, 2011. Browse our website at for additional information and view a complete Job Description. A criminal history & background check will be required of any applicant prior to being offered a position. Belknap County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As part of National Catholic Schools Week, Holy Trinity School recently held a Career Day for its students. Children were given the opportunity to hear about a variety of careers that focus around science. Pictured in photo: Susan MacDonald from Meredith Center Dairy delighted Pre-K students with a chicken from her farm. (Courtesy photo)



Services TAX PREPARATION Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Roof Shoveling, Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall repairs. 455-6296.

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