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Kingsbury member & people who oppose him in the spotlight; a week later ing a folding knife during a disyears on the Budget Commitmits adults to bring unloaded, B M K takes cussion of the board’s weapons tee, holding the knife while properly secured firearms on to ALTON — “It’s so ironic that policy at a meeting a week ago. urging the board to amend its the campus in their vehicles as cause of it’s over the top,” said Stephen “But, that’s Alton,” he added. policy by prohibiting all firewell as to carry “legal” knives. Miller, the member of the Alton A video of the proceedings arms and knives on school Miller said that New Hampuncovering School Board who just yestershows Miller, who was elected property. Although the current shire in the lone state in the day found himself at the center to the School Board last year policy forbids students to carry union with no restrictions see KNifE page 13 voter fraud of a media frenzy after display- after serving for a number of either guns or knives, it perinto his Winter sunset reflects off Lake Opechee own hands y

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Former Laconia state rep mails handaddressed letters to all 1,395 people who registered to vote in city on election day By MiKe MOrtensen FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — A former state representative is saying that he has uncovered local evidence of alleged voter fraud in last November’s General Election. Bob Kingsbury says that following the Nov. 6 election, he mailed a letter to each of the 1,395 people who registered at the Laconia polls on Election Day. Sixty of the letters were returned by the Postal Service as undeliverable, he said. “That means they don’t live here. They never lived here” and therefore were not eligible to vote in the city, Kingsbury said. see VOTErS page 14

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GI admits leaks, accuses military of ‘bloodlust’

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, offered to plead guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he spilled the secrets to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the first time Manning directly admitted leaking the material to the antisecrecy website WikiLeaks and detailed the frustrations that led him to do it. Sitting before a military judge, the slightly built 25-year-old soldier from Oklahoma read from a 35-page statement through his wirerimmed glasses for more than an hour. He spoke quickly and evenly, showing little emotion even when he described how troubled he was by what he had seen. “I believed that if the general public, especially the American public, had access to the information ... this could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign see LEAKS page 8

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Now a ‘simple pilgrim’, Benedict resigns papacy CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — As bells tolled and the clock struck 8, the brass-studded wooden doors swung shut Thursday at this palace in the Italian hills, marking an end to Benedict XVI’s papacy and the start of his final journey as a “simple pilgrim.” Capping a day of tearful farewells that included an extraordinary pledge of obedience to his successor, Benedict entered history as the first pope in 600 years to

resign — leaving the Catholic Church in unprecedented limbo and ending a pontificate shaped by struggles to move beyond clerical sex abuse scandals and reawaken Christianity in an indifferent world. On Benedict’s last day, the mood was vastly different inside the Vatican than at Castel Gandolfo, the 17th-century papal retreat set in the hills south of Rome, where he will spend the first two months of his retirement.

At the seat of the popes, Benedict’s staff bade the pontiff goodbye in scenes of dignified solemnity, with Swiss Guards in full regalia and prelates kneeling to kiss his papal ring one last time. A livelier atmosphere reigned in the countryside, with well-wishers jamming the hilltop town’s main square, shouting “Viva il Papa!” and waving the yellow and white flags of the Holy See. see POPE page 13

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s net benefit could be zero if a proposed casino is built in the southern part of the state in competition with one in Massachusetts once social and regulatory costs are counted, according to a study released Thursday. The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies released its analysis on what would happen if the state authorizes one casino to be built requiring a $500

million investment and authorizing 5,000 video slot machines. The center estimates the state would break even at best if a casino is opened at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts as planned. The center estimates the New Hampshire casino would generate $138 million in revenues without a casino at Suffolk Downs but only $68 million with the opening of the nearby Massachusetts facility. The study estimates the social and

regulatory costs would be $68 million, leaving the state with a net benefit of zero. “While allowing a casino to operate in New Hampshire will undoubtedly result in tax revenue to the state, the amount of the revenue depends on the established tax rate and license fees charged to developers,” concluded the study. But the center added that “the regulatory and social costs of expanded gambling see CASINO page 10

WASHINGTON (AP) — The weakest quarter for the U.S. economy in nearly two years may end up being a temporary lull. Economists think growth has begun to pick up on the strength of a sustained housing recovery and a better job market. The economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.1 percent from October from Decem-

ber, a government report Thursday showed. That’s only slightly better than the Commerce Department’s previous estimate that the economy shrank at a rate of 0.1 percent. And it’s down from the 3.1 percent annual growth rate in the July-September quarter. Economists said the weakness last quar-

ter was caused by steep defense cuts and slower company restocking, which are volatile. Residential construction, consumer spending and business investment — core drivers of growth — all improved. Steady job growth will likely keep consumers spending, despite higher Social Security see ECONOMY page 8

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The court jesters of sequester Traffic alert: There’s a massive clown car pileup in the Beltway. And with the White House court jesters of sequester behind the wheel, no one is safe. Fiscal sanity, of course, is the ultimate victim. President Obama has been warning America that if Congress allows mandatory spending “cuts” of a piddly-widdly 2 percent to go into effect this week, the sky will fall. The manufactured crisis of “sequestration” was Obama’s idea in the first place. But that hasn’t stopped the Chicken Little in Chief from surrounding himself with every last teacher, senior citizen and emergency responder who will be catastrophically victimized by hardhearted Republicans. Curses on those meanie Republicans! How dare they acquiesce to the very plan for “cuts” — or rather, negligible reductions in the explosive rate of federal spending growth — that Obama himself hatched? How low will the kick-the-can Democrats go? Among the ridiculous claims the administration is making: The National Drug Intelligence Center will lose $2 million from its $20 million budget. That scary factoid appears in an ominous Office of Management and Budget report purporting to calculate the Sequester Disaster. So lock the doors and hide the children, right? Wrong. As Reason magazine’s Mike Riggs points out, the NDIC shut down in June 2012, and some of its responsibilities were absorbed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Ready for more reckless, feckless farce? Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano played Henny Penny during a panicked speech at the Brookings Institution Tuesday. She warned that her agency’s “core critical mission areas” would be undermined by the sequester. To cynically underscore the point, “waves” of illegal aliens were released this week from at least three detention centers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed the release of some illegal immigrants Monday night, but would not say how many or from which detention centers.

The real punch line, as I’ve reported relentlessly, is that the catch and release of criminal illegal aliens has been bipartisan standard operating procedure for decades. The persistent deportation and removal abyss allows hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens — many of them known repeat criminal offenders — to pass through the immigration court system and then disappear into the ether because we have no determined will to track them down and kick them all out of the country. While Napolitano shrieks about decimation of the DHS workforce, DHS workers tell me that the double-dipping of retired ICE brass — who get back on the payroll as “rehired annuitants” — is rampant. While this open-borders White House phonily gnashes its teeth over the sequester’s effect on national security, its top officials are lobbying for a massive nationwide amnesty that would foster a tsunami of increased illegal immigration for generations to come. The shamnesty beneficiaries will be welcomed with open arms, discounted college tuition, home loans and ObamaCare. And as every outraged rank-and-file border agent will tell you, DHS top officials have instituted systemic non-enforcement and sabotage of detention, deportation and removal functions. In another emetic performance, Obama parachuted into a Virginia naval shipyard this week to decry Pentagon cuts that would gut our military. But I repeat: The reductions in spending are CINO: Cuts In Name Only. If the sequester goes into effect, Pentagon spending will increase by $121 billion between 2014 and 2023. Fiscal watchdog GOP Sen. Tom Coburn adds that $70 billion is spent by the Defense Department on “nondefense” expenditures each year. Send in the clowns. Wait. Don’t bother. They’re here. (Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is the daughter of Filipino Immigrants. She was born in Philadelphia, raised in southern New Jersey and now lives with her husband and daughter in Colorado. Her weekly column is carried by more than 100 newspapers.)

Please people, break down the boxes you put out for recycling To the editor, Save taxes by recycling — with this day and age, we all need to unite and get on board. I believe the City Council is correct, all citizens need to realize the impact with this economy will hurt all. We all need to do our part — Please Recycle. One other thing that I have to men-

tion: please, when you return your waste to the recycle bin, as I have in Ward 5 and I am sure many other readers are thinking, why people do not break down there boxes? Just think how many less pick up. Lets all think alike — RECYCLE . Marty Neylon Laconia

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LETTERS Sequester wouldn’t actually cut any of our current spending To the editor, How does anyone understand the real impact of the “sequester”? Let’s consider what the “sequester” would mean to your family budget. If President Obama were in charge of the “sequester” for your family budget, he might tell you that you will have to cut the following: 1 1/2 meals a week, turn your thermostat down 5 degrees, cut your electricity use by 100 KwH/month, reduce driving 100 miles per week, and cut half the spending for other really important things in your life, e.g., medicine. It sounds pretty scary! You wouldn’t think it was so bad when you discovered that these cuts were all in President Obama’s greatly inflated budget for your family’s future spending. In that budget President Obama planned that you would add two meals a week, raise your thermostat 6 degrees, increase electricity use by 150 KwH/month, increase driving by 130 miles per week, and triple spending on other important things in your life. President Obama’s “sequester” wouldn’t actually cut any of your current spending! In fact, your future spending will still increase! The same is true with the national “sequester”. While President Obama runs around screaming (figuratively), “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”, the “sequester” doesn’t reduce current spending by a single dime! Even if the “sequester” reduced the amount of money we currently spend,

which it doesn’t, that would only be a 2.5 percent reduction. In President Obama’s economy most families have probably already been forced to make even larger spending cuts. Of course you could cut 2.5 percent of spending without eliminating food, medicine, transportation, and other essential things. Although President Obama threatens to cut essential services, he could choose to cut less important spending. Rather than cutting services that harm middle and lower income Americans, he could cut waste, fraud, and abuse to easily cut the spending in the “sequester”. Why would President Obama cut essential services and cause widespread harm when no real cuts are required and while so many things could be cut without harming anyone? Why have 30,000 criminals already been released from jail so they can harm Americans again? Is it just to make Republicans surrender? Is it to have more money for rewarding his political supporters? Does he want to hurt middle income Americans? Since he proposed the “sequester” that he now opposes, is he just having fun manipulating the media and toying with the American people? Or, is it madness, as Bob Woodward suggests? If the “sequester” harms any American, it is because President Obama chose to, but was not forced to, cut things that cause harm. Don Ewing Meredith

Don’t fall for good old boy promises coming from Don Guarino To the editor, Dear fellow Gilmanton resident,: We have a three person Board of Selectmen so it is very important that we elect selectmen that are truly independent. On March 12th, we can elect Betty Ann Abbott to serve as a truly independent voice as our next selectman! Betty Ann is not only knowledgeable, dependable and thorough; she will not be unduly influenced. She has previously served us as selectman, including as chairperson. She was not a rubber stamp for anyone and delved into issues to reach the best results for the town. She will be a good steward of our tax dollars and bring much needed professionalism to the board.

While I am thrilled to vote for such an outstanding candidate as Betty Ann, I am worried that my fellow voters will listen to and fall prey to glad handing and good old boy promises from her opponent, Don Guarino. His prior record as selectman shows inconsistency in terms of attendance, punctuality and follow through on issues. We don’t need a selectman who is unorganized or inattentive to details. We need a selectman who is independent and not a rubber stamp for another selectman. Don Guarino actively campaigned and supported Brett Currier last year and it is clear to me they would be two peas in a pod. see next page


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Other than mafia wars, I can’t recall mass shootings before 80s To the editor, After reading John Rodgers letter of February 22, I felt it necessary to respond as the content of the letter led me to assume that he, at least in part, was referring to me. 1. I don’t recall anyone referring to the tragedy in Newtown as a conspiracy, at least I know I didn’t. I will say though that when Rahm Emanuel was Obama’s chief of staff he said, and I quote, “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” I believe that’s the mindset of the Obama presidency. 2. When someone is elected president they are supposed to, whether they have an R in front of their name or a D, represent all of the people. I have yet to see anything in his agenda that is representative of me. I am a conservative and he is a socialist/liberal who I didn’t vote for in 2008 because I didn’t think he was qualified and I didn’t vote for him in 2012 because he had proven it. As far as him wanting to ban all guns, I can guarantee you that if a bill to confiscate all firearms came to his desk he would jump on his golf cart and head for the White House so fast that one might think that Danica Patrick was running her qualifying lap for the Daytona 500 on Pennsylvania Avenue. You can have him. 3. I also have no recollection of any one mentioning anything about doors being kicked in, so I guess that’s a figment of your imagination. The only thing that was brought up was the idea of being prepared to protect yourself and your family as best you can so I guess that would include somebody kicking in my door. I would advise against it. 4. Mr. Rodgers I have no idea if you are a gun hater or not and I don’t believe I recall anyone insinuating that you are; I just think you and others are misinformed. 5. Of course the NRA is supported by gun manufacturers, which to me is no different than AARP supporting every company in the country they can get a cut from to forward to the DNC.

6. What type of background check would have prevented the tragedy in Newtown? 7. Now to the preposterous proliferation of semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 etc. First a little history. The first semi-auto rifle was produced by Winchester in 1903. It was a .22 auto. caliber. In 1905 Winchester followed with a center-fire model of the gun and you had a choice of .32 or .35 cal. And either a 5 or 10 shot magazine. Both of these calibers are much larger than the .223 which the AR-15 is chambered for. So in reality, we’ve had semi-auto rifles for over one hundred years and some of these rifles had hi-capacity magazines. The only difference between these rifles and the so-called assault type weapons is the physical appearance. I’ve stated this before and I will say it again, give me a half an hour with a semi-auto hunting rifle, a few tools and a can of paint and you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two. I can’t remember any mass shootings, except for the mafia wars, before the 1980s. If I’m wrong I’m sure I’ll be corrected. If you watch the violent movies and video games that were produced in that time frame what do you see? You see assault type weapons in all of them. These shootings have in almost all cases been perpetrated by young people so I suggest you do the math. 8. As far as buffoonery goes I have seen a lot more evidence of it in the letters from the misinformed. As far as the pig comment is concerned, you are apparently relying on misinformation there also. The facts are that pigs, when given the proper living conditions, are very clean animals and it is also a fact that they are very intelligent , so if that comment was aimed at me, thank you. 9. Last but not least, just in case you’re interested, I don’t own an assault type rifle and have no desire to. Dave Schwotzer Meredith

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and many others in similar circumstances. They are the sole reasons why I worked to pass the school choice scholarship bill last year. But this year the Democrats are voting in lock step to repeal that bill. It’s bad enough that they willfully and continually misrepresent the facts. It’s worse when you realize that they are saying to lowerincome families, “Too bad. We, not you, know what’s best.” But “best” for whom? Democrats argue that parental choice means depriving districts of state adequacy funding (currently $3,450). The Democrats are putting the interests of the public school bureaucracy ahead of the needs of children from lowerincome families. Republicans believe this is wrong. Republicans believe that our first and only focus must be on children as individuals. Children are our most precious resource, so it is also in the public’s interest that they attend school in the environment where they will do their best. Republicans understand that parents are in the best position to know what’s right for their children. It’s the Democrats who are only willing to allow wealthy parents to make that choice. Bizarro World. If you can afford to pay tuition at a school outside your district, Democrats say that’s perfectly okay. In fact, many of them do. They are trying very hard to ignore (and have you ignore) the fact that any child leaving public school for any reason has the same effect on state adequacy payments to that school. Yet they use “loss of aid” as the reason to stop lower-income children from leaving their public school. Tell your Democratic representatives and senators you think what they are doing is bizarre. It’s time they come back to Earth. Gregory Hill Northfield

Quality of care from all employees at LRGH was very professional To the editor, I would like to share a recent experience in regards to the care given to my husband, Bill, at LRGH. Two weeks ago he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit through the Emergency Room. The service and care given from the moment we walked into the hospital was excellent. During his approximate week’s stay, he was cared for by doctors, specialists, techs, nurses, medical assistants, aides, etc.. The quality of care from ALL employees of

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Elderly woman sues former caretaker relative, alleges she took financial advantage By Gail OBer

LACONIA — A 99-year-old former Belvedere Street woman filed suit earlier this month claiming her grand-niece abused her power of attorney and used the woman’s money for her own benefit. Marion Chartier, who lives in an assisted living facility in Vermont, also contends that Donna Stivali and her husband Peter withdrew $179,000 in equity from the home in 2004 and 2005 without Chartier’s knowledge or permission. She also contends Peter Stivali allowed an attachment of $3,585 to the house without her knowledge or consent. She asked the court to order the Stivalis to return $268,000 to her and Belknap County Judge James O’Neill ordered a temporary attachment to the Stivalis for $300,000 each until the matter is resolved. According to paperwork filed in Belknap County Superior Court, the Stivalis and their children initially moved into an upstairs apartment in Chartier’s home. Donna Stivali assisted Chartier, who lived alone but occasionally needed assistance, by driving Chartier to doctors appointments, purchasing groceries and necessities, and “eventually, in managing” her finances. In exchange for the assistance, Chartier charged the Stivali family $350 monthly that included utilities to live in her home with the agreement the family paid for its own groceries and personal items. In 2003, the Stivalis had difficulty paying the rent and Chartier, in what her attorney describes as her

attempt to help them, made a gift of the home to them reserving to her a rent-free life estate in the home. Pleadings indicate that shortly thereafter the Stivalis began charging Chartier $400 in rent and $400 for heat monthly. The complaint says in 2004 a “questionable” release of life estate was filed and recorded in the Belknap County registry of Deeds on April 16, 2004. Chartier said she never agreed to end her release of life estate, and since it was filed, the Stivalis has been taking over control of more and more of the home “forcing her into smaller and smaller living quarters.” In 2009, Chartier added Donna Stivali to her joint accounts so she could assist with her finances and paying her bills. She also said she cashed in a certificate of deposit and put the $20,703 in a passbook savings to which they both had access. Chartier said that between January and June of 2010 Donna Stivali withdrew $14,736 for her own benefit. On February 2, Chartier gave her nephew William Rodd her power of attorney and named Stivali as the alternate. On December 25, 2011, Rodd died and Donna Stivali became her power of attorney and as such, said Chartier’s attorney, was obligated to observe the standards of a prudent person for Chartier’s benefit. On January 6, 2012 and under the influence and direction of Stivali, Chartier removed $50,031 from one account and deposited it in an account to which

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both women had access. Bank records show the majority of checks from that account were written by Donna Stivali. Chartier also had an account into which her Social Security checks were deposited and she thought that account was being used for her day to day needs. On January 4, 2013, pleadings say that the Stivalis took Chartier to Lakes Region General Hospital and “abandoned her in the emergency room.” After being under observation for a week, hospital staff called and told the Stivalis that Chartier didn’t need hospitalization but were told the Stivalis didn’t want Chartier back in the home. Complaints say they refused to assist the hospital in finding alternative living arrangements for her and failed to fill out paperwork, including financial documents needed to help her qualify for alternative living arrangements. William Rodd’s widow immediately agreed to help Chartier and on January 18, 2013 Chartier stripped Donna Stivali of her power of attorney and granted it to Natalie Rodd. Since January 18, Chartier has been living in an assisted living facility near Natalie Rodd in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Chartier said the day before she was taken to LRGH, $440 was taken from her account for “heat.” The day she went to LRGH, she said $400 was taken for “household” and cashed a counter check at the bank payable to cash for $7,400. Around January 20, 2013 and after the Stivalis refused to allow Chartier back into the house, $200 was taken from the account through an ATM, leaving $98.11 from the original balance of $50,031 in January of 2012. Peter Stivali’s attorney David Osman replied by saying Chartier’s petition is invalid because it was signed by her attorneys — the firm of Normandin, Cheney and O’Neil, PLLC — and not her and that the pleadingz were somewhat vague and doesn’t see next page

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Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Advanced Manufacturing Department Head Carl Daniels explains elements of the new Matsuura RA III Vertical Milling Machine delivered to Advanced Manufacturing Department Coordinator, Don Brough. (Courtesy photo)

LRCC’s new Advanced Manufacturing program receives major donation from Aavid Thermalloy BY ROGER AMSDEN FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — An advanced manufacturing program which is being developed at Lakes Region Community College received a major donation recently from Aavid Thermalloy, one of 22 Lakes Region manufacturing firms working with the college to develop a curriculum that will help provide a steady stream of workers with the skills to meet their present and future needs. The 8,000 pound Matsuura RA III Vertical Milling Machine, which right up until it was moved was being used to turn out products for Aavid’s advanced thermal solutions line in Laconia, was so massive that it actually required knocking out sections of an exterior and interior wall so that it could be brought into the first floor of the academic building which currently houses the college’s fire science, computer and electrical programs. Don Brough, who is project director for the advanced manufacturing program, said that the milling machine will be a key component of the advanced manufacturing lab which is being put together at the college and which will occupy half of the first floor space of the building. ‘’Aavid and a lot of other advanced manufacturing firms in the area are being very supportive of the new program and helping us shape it so that it helps meet their needs for skilled workers,’’ says Brough. He says that the school is one of seven community colleges in the state which have formed a consortium which received a $19.9 million federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant in 2010. Funds from the grant are being used to develop or update advanced manufacturing curriculums and laboratories across the Community College System of New Hampshire. Brough, TAACCCT project director at LRCC, says the college received about $950,000 as its share of the grant and is working to develop a curriculum and hire instructors for the programs it is developing in cooperation with local businesses.

Carl Daniels, Energy Services Technology head at LRCC and former Aavid Thermalloy employee, is heading up the Advanced Manufacturing Department. “College personnel appreciate Aavid’s benevolence,” says Daniels, adding ‘’the new milling machine will be used extensively to educate students in state-of-the-art manufacturing.” Brough said that the Lakes Region historically has been a strong manufacturing area lost a lot of that during the 1970s and 1980s when the piece work kinds of jobs with their repetitive tasks went overseas. ‘’There was once a machining program at the college but it closed down due to lack of students,’’ says Brough, who can recall working at one of those jobs at AllenRogers in downtown Laconia during summers when he was attending Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and he ran turning machines that made golf tees. He said that the manufacturing jobs which remain in the area are high-skilled jobs which are also highly paid, averaging $75,000 per year. But all of the area’s major manufacturers are facing worker shortages as older workers retire and fewer young people are coming through to replace them. Brough says that a three-tiered approach is being developed in the school’s program. The first component is a WorkReadyNH program free to people ages 18 and over who are unemployed or underemployed and who are not full-time students. It provides professional assessments to participants in technical and soft skill competencies, provides 60 hours of training and then awards tiered certifications, which job seekers can cite as part of the application process and which can help employers quickly sort resumes. A gateway program aimed at decreasing unemployment, it is considered an accessible first step of sorts toward earning a full degree. The next step up is a tuition-based certificate program for those looking for careers in advanced manufacturing. Brough said that it is a year long program divided into two semesters see next page


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SPORTS Fay’s Boat Yard Mite 1 Lakers finish regular season in 2nd place

Challenge denied: Belmont falls to Gilford

The Fay’s Boat Yard Mite 1 Lakers hockey team battled against the NH Avalanche Squirt team on Saturday night in their final game of the GSL regular season in the Squirt 4 division. The Lakers were first on the board with two goals within five seconds of each other by Matthew Hale who netted all six of the Lakers goals in the game. Lakers forwards Breanna Ricker, Zachary Spicuzza and Kameron Young battled hard in the second period along with defenseman Andrew Rowley and Jaden Morin to keep the Avalanche out of the Lakers zone but the Avs fought hard and tied the game in the 2nd period with three unanswered goals. Intensity increased in the third period when both teams put their fourth goal on the board with the Lakers forwards Logan Stroud, Jacob Allison, Liam Lichocki and Evan Guerin fighting to keep the puck away from the Avalanche. With just a minute and a half left in the game defenseman Peyton Vachon, Owen Guerin and Griffin Tondreau worked hard to try and keep the Avs deep in their own zone. Hale put the Lakers ahead with the Lakers fifth goal and then put the sixth and final goal for the Lakers on the board with .007 seconds left despite the Lakers being short-handed by one player due to a penalty. Goalie Patrick Goodwin saw a lot of action and made 18 saves in the game. With this win the Lakers clinched 2nd place in GSL Tier 4 and will start their quest to win in the playoffs on March 8 at the Everett Arena.

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Belmont’s Jared Clough (44) attempts to block a shot by Gilford’s Max Troiano during Thursday’s NHIAA tournament game at Gilford High School. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

The Laconia High School Unified Basketball team ended its basketball season on February 19 with great enthusiasm and participation. Coached by LHS assistant principal David Levesque and special educator Darci Blake, Unified is a statewide athletic program which offers a variety of sports throughout the year including basketball, soccer and volleyball. The team is comprised of special needs athletes and traditional athletes. They work together on the field or on the court and compete against other unified teams statewide. The LHS basketball team finished see next page

GILFORD — After the game, Belmont High School boys’ varsity coach Derek Hamilton conceded that his team’s season, which had ended moments earlier after a 51-43 playoff loss to Gilford, was a strong step forward from last year, when the Red Raiders had won only four games and were left out of tournament play. This year, Belmont won twice as many games and had the experience Tuesday of winning a playoff game at home, knocking off Fall Mountain Regional. Still, he couldn’t help put wonder, had

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from preceding page its season with a 43-20 win over Plymouth Regional, improving their season record to two wins, four losses. Athletes, parents and LHS staff celebrated the season with a gathering at the high school. The event was organized by the SACHEM’s Pride team, a leadership team that works to create a strong academic and social culture in the school.

Gilford a 17-16 edge. Though tenuous, the lead would prove lasting. The score favored the Eagles at the half, 23-18. Belmont threatened in the third, coming within three points after another Spaulding three-pointer with 4:45 left in the quarter, answering a three sank in the previous possession by Gilford’s Sam Prescott. But Orton again put up a determined effort, scoring with a layup with 3:40 left in the third, then a harddriving basket with just under two minutes left. In the fourth, Gilford showed poise and took home the win. Josh Joyce, who would end the night as Gilford’s leading scorer, helped secure the result by scoring half of his 18 points in the final quarter. Orton, with 13, was the second-highest scorer for Gilford. “I think we lost some steam down the stretch,” said Hamilton, adding, “I’m proud of the guys and where we’ve come.” Gilford coach Chip Veazey said Belmont gave his team a good run. “It was really a tough game, Belmont’s a tough team, we knew it was going to be a battle.” He praised Orton’s performance, whose rebounds and baskets came at pivotal points in the game, as well as Joyce, whose fourth-quarter production “gave us a bit of breathing room.” There were other players on the roster whose roles in the game didn’t translate into score sheet statistics. The pestering defense of Matt Troiano, who scored eight, disrupted Belmont’s perimeter play, and Cam Partridge, held scoreless, earned his coach’s praise by limiting Spaulding’s influence. “Cam made him work,” said Veazey. Gilford moves on the quarter-final round and will host fifth-seeded Campbell on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will face either Mascoma Valley Regional or the top-seeded Berlin in the semi-final round, held Tuesday night at Southern New Hampshire University.

Bergeron leads Bruins to 2-1 OT win over Senators BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored the winning goal with 1:21 left in overtime after a replay review, lifting the surging Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Nathan Horton scored the other goal for Boston, which won its fourth straight and was coming off a 4-1 road trip. The Bruins are 13-2-2 this season. Tuukka Rask made 30 saves for the Bruins, including a pair of stellar stops in OT. Jim O’Brien scored for the Senators, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

Bergeron deflected a shot from the left circle that broke off Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner and trickled across the goal line. The crowd roared, the light went on and horn sounded, but the referee behind the net waved it off. After a review, replays clearly showed the puck slid across when Lehner reached back and knocked it into the net before pulling it back out. Lehner, recalled from the AHL on Feb. 22 after top goaltender Craig Anderson was sidelined with a sprained ankle, stopped 44 shots.


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KNIFE from page one on knives, effectively making all knives “legal.” To highlight his point, he took a pocket knife from his briefcase, opened its three-and-a-half inch blade and held it up as if it were an umbrella. “This is essentially legal on campus,” he was recorded to say. By the time Jeff St. Cyr, chairman of the board, reminded Miller that the policy allows adults to carry knives but “not having a knife open” and asked him to put it away he had already done so, after displaying it for less than 30 seconds. Reporting on the meeting in The Baysider weekly newspaper, Tim Croes made no mention of the incident, writing only that Miller was the only member of the board to vote in favor of forbidding all weapons on school grounds. But, the video made its way to Facebook and by Wednesday had reached WMUR-TV, then the Associated Press. Most reported Miller as “pulling,” “flashing” or brandishing” the knife to the distress of parents of schoolchildren. Speaking on television, Karl ingoldsby said “it was a very large knife” while Keith Dube said Miller’s conduct was “ridiculous” and called for a “reprimand.” With no pun intended, Maureen Paul remarked “you can make your point a different way. . . verbally, but not by brandishing a knife.” Dube, who did not attend the meeting, said yesterday that after seeing the video he was troubled that “an elected school board member would be brandishing a knife at a board meeting,” He believed that if a member of the public were to do the same thing, “he

would be escorted from the building by the police.” He conceded that Miller was expressing a legitimate opinion, but “he just went about it the wrong way. At the very least he showed poor judgement.” As a write-in candidate, Dube last year challenged Miller for the seat on the School Board but fell 90 votes shy. He said that as a member of the Budget Committee, Miller was a critic of of the School Board and since joining the board was the lone member to recommend against the $18.7-million renovation and expansion of Alton Central School on the school district warrant in March. Commenting on the incident with the knife, Dube conceded “if he was a different person, it might have been handled differently.” “They’re really shooting the messenger,” Miller said, stressing that twice the other four members of the School Board voted against his proposal to ban all weapons from school property. “Zero tolerance. That’s my goal,” he said. “I’m the guy trying to make sure we don’t become another Newtown or Aurora.” Miller said that when he displayed the knife “the other members were not offended. I told them they should be offended,” he continued. “I was offended.” Dube said Police Ryan Heath informed him that he has referred the incident to the New Hampshire State Police. Meanwhile, he remarked that “I didn’t want him on the School Board in the first place” and suggested he should consider resigning. But, while noting that “lots of parents are very upset,” Dube “there is nothing organized at this point.”

POPE from page 2 Cheers went up as the 85-year-old Benedict stepped out onto the palace balcony and, arms outstretched, declared his papacy was nearing the end. “I am simply a pilgrim beginning the last leg of his pilgrimage on this Earth,” he said. Then giving a final blessing, he declared: “Grazie e buona notte” — “Thank you and good night” in Italian. It was a remarkable bookend to a papacy that began on April 19, 2005, with a similarly meek speech delivered from the loggia overlooking St. Peter’s Square, where the newly elected Benedict said he was but a “simple humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.” Over his eight-year papacy, Benedict tried to set the church on a more traditional course, convinced that all the ills afflicting it — sexual abuse, dwindling numbers of priests and empty pews — were a result of a misreading of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.

His successor is likely to follow in his footsteps, given that the vast majority of the 115 cardinals who will elect the next pope were appointed by Benedict himself and share his conservative bent. For the time being, the governance of the church shifts to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the camerlengo, or chamberlain, who along with the College of Cardinals will guide the church and make plans starting Monday for the conclave to elect the 266th leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. One of Bertone’s first acts was to lock the papal apartment inside the Vatican. In another task steeped in symbolism, he will ensure that Benedict’s papal ring and seal are destroyed. Benedict’s journey into retirement began with a final audience with his cardinals, where he sought to defuse concerns about his future role and the possible conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope living side-by-side inside the Vatican.

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for comment were not immediately successful. Kingsbury also requested and was provided copies of the marked checklists from each of the city’s six wards, for which he paid $125, Reynolds said. In addition to mailing letters to the 1,395 voters who registered at the polls on Election Day, Kingsbury said that he mailed letters to another 2,700 unique addresses in the city where voters already registered are shown to be residing, based on checklist records. Out of those 2,700 letters, 115 were returned to Kingsbury as undeliverable, he said. According to the City Clerk’s Office, there are 9,674 registered voters in Laconia, of whom 7,681 voted in last November’s election. On Wednesday Reynolds said that she will turn over any information she gets from Kingsbury to the Supervisors of the Checklist, “who I am sure will be in contact with the (state) Attorney General’s office for guidance on how proceed.” Assistant Attorney General Steve LaBonte said that his office investigates all formal complaints of election law violations. Complaints can even be filed on-line, through the state AG’s website, he said. LaBonte said that if he is contacted by election officials in Laconia he would direct them to turn over whatever material they had and in addition he would likely also speak directly with Kingsbury, as the one initiating the complaint. “Once we receive a complaint we would open up an investigation,” he said, noting that the investigation could take “a few months” to complete. He said that his office is already investigating a number of complaints arising out of the September primary and the November election. When asked why he plans to provide the information he has gathered to Belknap County Attorney Melissa Countway Guldbrandsen, Kingsbury said that she could convene a grand jury to look into the allegations of voter fraud. As to the purpose of also giving his information to Laconia police, he said, “They’re the ones who will have to arrest anyone who needs to be arrested.” Interestingly, state law requires the Secretary of State’s office to mail a first-class letter to all election day registrants who did not present a photo ID at the polls instructing those voters to return written confirmation within 45 days that they registered and voted on Election Day. Names of those voters whose letters are returned as undeliverable or who fail to confirm their registration must be referred to the the Attorney General’s Office for investigation and possible prosecution for vote fraud. When told that the law already requires the Secretary of State to verify the authenticity same-day voter registrations and to refer any suspected cases to the AG, Kingsbury said prosecuting someone for vote fraud in New Hampshire is virtually unheard-of. Sitting in the cramped front room of his Union Avenue apartment Tuesday, Kingsbury readily acknowledged that even if the 60 voters whose letter were returned had not been allowed to vote it would not have changed the outcome of the last November’s election. “But many elections are won or lost by just a few votes,” he said. Asked whether it was worth it for him to spend the money — about $2,000 — for the copies of voter checklist, as well as for the postage and stationary, Kingsbury responded, “What I have done is to get it recorded that there is voter fraud” in the state, he said.


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March 15 STEM & Manufacturing Career Panel & Open House at Huot Center

Susan Ross, LHS senior, is a Huot Technical Center student in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone program. Over the past four years, she has been enrolled in HTC’s Principles of Engineering, Open Engineering, and Robotics. She is looking forward to the STEM Career Panel on March 15 as it will be an opportunity to gain advice from the professionals as she enters college and starts her career in Chemical Engineering. She has been accepted to WPI, Amherst, UConn, Lowell, Buffalo, URI, and University of New Haven. Her goal is to attend Northeastern and she is anxiously waiting to hear from them soon. When asked how the Huot Technical Center has helped her, she expressed “it has helped to narrow down my career path and gain a sense of the different types of engineering and how it relates to society.” The project she is most proud of is the Eiffel Tower replica in the background, made out of bass wood, which she designed by reading blue prints. She claims that perseverance and a lot of patience helped her see this project to the end. (Courtesy photo)

LACONIA — A career exploration panel for high school students will be offered by the 200x2020 Initiative on Friday, March 15 (snow date is Monday, March 18) at the Huot Technical Center to provide information about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and Manufacturing. Students from any Huot Center sending school may attend during their school’s regularly scheduled block at the Huot. Permission slips are required for this event and may be obtained through each high school guidance department. Permission slips are due back by March 12. The panel will be comprised of a variety of local professionals currently employed in high-tech fields, including engineers, programmers, and managers at several local manufacturing facilities, as well as a

Local discussion group following ‘The Bible’ television mini-series

LACONIA — The Bible is an epic five-week, 10 hour television miniseries premiering this Sunday, March 3, at 8 p.m. on the History Channel. Each week the History Channel will show episodes on Sunday and Wednesday nights. Lifetime will also show episodes on Monday nights. Here in the Lakes Region, people interested in knowing more about what they see on the Mini-series are invited to join a discussion group that will meet every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. following the Sunday filming. The discussion group will meet at the Skate Escape meeting room, located at 161 Court Street, Laconia. This discussion group is sponsored by the Community Fellowship Group and is free and open to everyone. Andrew Matthews, M.Div. a teacher and communicator with over 25 years of experience in Biblical studies will be leading the discussion each night starting on March 5. For more information about this discussion group contact cfglaconia@gmail.com or call(603) 455-0758. Created by producers Mark Burnett (four-time Emmy award winner: Survivor, The Apprentice) and Roma Downey (star of Touched by an Angel), the miniseries includes an international cast of actors. The Bible miniseries is not a documentary, it is a scripted, acted docudrama filmed on location in the Middle East and Morocco. Inspired by re-watching the classic Ten Commandments film, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey set out to show the scarlet thread of redemption found in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, using the latest special effects and quality film-making techniques.

civil engineer, an engineer from PSNH, and representatives of the advanced manufacturing programs at the Huot Technical Center and Lakes Region Community College. In addition, the Huot Technical Center will host an open house on March 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for parents and community members interested in learning more about their unique four-year Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Pre-Engineering Programs that prepare students for high-tech careers. The Huot Technical Center accepts students from Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Laconia, and Winnisquam Regional high schools. The STEM & Manufacturing career panel is the third of four career exploration panels organized by the 200x2020 Initiative for the 2012-13 academic year. The panels are designed to provide information and guidance to high school students seeking to learn more about local career options. The first panel of the year was in November and focused on law enforcement and public safety. The second panel was in January and highlighted

careers in architecture and construction. The final career panel for this school year will be on May 3rd and will focus on arts, audio/video technology & communications. The 200x2020 Initiative is a workforce development partnership between Lakes Region United Way, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Belknap EDC, Lakes Region Community College, the Huot Technical Center, Greater Meredith Career Partnership Program, Lakes Region Community Services Council, Project Extra!, NHWorks, and many school-to-career coordinators and guidance counselors from our local schools. The goal of the partnership is to get a minimum of 200 businesses signed on by 2020 to provide local students access to a full range of vocational, technical and occupational experiences throughout the school years to support our region’s long-term workforce development needs. In addition to the career exploration panels, 200x2020 is currently developing an on-line database of high school internship and job shadow opportunities in the Lakes Region which will be available starting in the 2013-14 school year.


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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You mastered the art of being an exciting person long before you knew it was an art. You might say that excitement just comes with the territory of being an Aries. Others expect it from you now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ve heard that times are tough, but you must be tougher than the times, because you go forward undaunted -maybe even a little pushy. If anything, the times seem to be intimidated by you today. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You create loveliness in your personal environment, and not because you’re an artistic elitist but because it’s life affirming to do so. Through the beautiful tone you set, you’ll help others feel good. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Feelings come and go. If you have someone in your life whose love for you is more constant than the passing emotions of the moment, that is something to celebrate. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As you stroll a rather ordinary setting, you’ll feel out of place. True, you were meant for the extraordinary. But sometimes it’s up to you to make the environmental transformation happen. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The expression is true: The days are long, but the years are short. What can you do for 15 minutes a day that, by this time next year, will have added up to something remarkable? LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can be sure that your presence is a comfort to someone. You’ve suspected this, but it’s wonderful to hear it outright and to feel the truth of it. You’ll love knowing that you’ve helped. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS The Burners Gypsy Jazz Quintet at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $10. BYOB. Winter Adventures program at the Squam Lake Science Center in Holderness. 10 a.m. to noon. For adults and children age 7 and older. Explore the natural world of winter and meet one winter resident close up. Snowshoes available or bring your own. $7/member; $9/non-member. Call for reservations at 968-7194. Gilford Public Library events. Hooray, Hooray! It’s Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Knit Wits 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2-5 p.m. Mount Meredith 24ft. high indoor climbing wall open to the public at the Meredith Community Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Admission is $3 for children under 10 and $5 per adult. Family rate is $10 per visit. Equiptment provided. For more information call 279-8197.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Rabies and Micro-Chipping Clinic hosted by the N.H. Humane Society. 10 a.m. to noon at the shelter on Meredith Center Road in Laconia. Vaccine for $10 per animal; micro-chipping for $25 per animal. American Legion Post 33 (Meredith) Karaoke Event. 7:30 p.m. at 6 Plymouth Street. $5 donation. No smoking. Cafe Deja Vu Pub Mania Team presents master hypnotist and entertainer Peter Mamos. 8 p.m. at Blackstone’s Lounge at The Margate Resort in Laconia. Doors open at 6, with DJ Tim to follow the show. $15 tickets available at Cafe Deja Vu, Greenlaw’s Music and Patrick’s Pub. This event will benefit the WLNH Children’s Auction. Pancake and sausage breakfast hosted by young people from area churches. 8 to 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Procees will go toward a week-long mission trip to the Navajo Reservation at Black Mesa, Arizona. $7. Early St. Patrick’s Day musical romp with the Clancy Legacy Quartet hosted by the Wolfeboro Friends of Music. 7:30 p.m. at Brewster Academy’s Anderson Hall. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or by calling 569-2151. For more information call www.wfriendsofmusic.org. 94th year with a dinner and awards night for the Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post #1. 5 p.m. For more tickets or information 524-9728. 3rd Annual Spring Migration Gathering to celebrate the return of loons. 5-7 p.m. at Livinia’s Relaxed Dining in Center Harbor. For admission to the event or more information call 476-5666 or email lobara@loon.org. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia.

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


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FRANKLIN — Thomas Eugene Byers, March 29, 1950 - February 25, 2013. Tom was born an adventurer in San Francisco, CA. He loved to travel to destinations unknown and believed it was your responsibility to explore the world if it took your last dime. He believed you should go to a show, eat at a fancy restaurant and live life to its fullest, like it was your last day because at the end of the road you can’t take it with you. Tom was also a basic man at heart, who loved to sit with his children for a picnic of sourdough bread, hard salami and loaf of Velveeta. Tears would come to his eyes as he explained to them that they would never fully understand his love until they had children of their own. Tom was a master artisan of wood and self proclaimed cabinet maker, although his gifts of art were so much more. He loved long bike rides to the beach, English muffin pizzas with everything on them and listening to the “Star Spangled Banner” which always brought tears to his eyes.

St. Patrick’s Dinner at Gilford Church on March 9 GILFORD — The annual St. Patrick’s Dinner will be held Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church Fellowship Hall. All the food is homemade and has been a tradition of the church for many years. The menu features slow-cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage, fresh potatoes/carrots/onions, homemade Irish Soda bread, Barry’s Irish tea/decaf coffee/water, or bring your own beverage. Homemade carrot cakes for dessert. Reservations and payments are needed by March 4, Drop by the church office at 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford NH, 03249 or mail in your reservations/ check. The cost will be $12 per adult and children under 12 will be $5 each. There is plenty of barrier free parking with easy drop off right at the church door.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Qty. 1 Simulation Manikin/Nursing Anne w/simpad; or equivalent Qty. 1 Simulation manikin/Nursing Kid/ w/simpad; or equivalent Qty. 2 36” Training Headwalls with 1 shared compressor

He was the loving son of the Lois and Eugene Byers, who were waiting to take him home. He will be desperately missed by his children, Kelly and Craig Untiet of Bristol and Halley and Ben Wakefield of Moultonborough. He leaves behind his grandson, Tucker Wakefield and granddaughter, Kendall Untiet. Tom is survived by siblings, Betty Cruz, Jim Byers, Peggy Allen and Gino Byers. He was predeceased by his sister, Linda Kaminski. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held Friday, March 1st from 3:30 to 6:00 PM at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station, 11 Park Street in Northfield. Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton. Donations in Tom’s name may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation www.jdrf.org For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING-Meredith Zoning Board of Adjustment MARCH 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive Ames Associates for Jumanna Stark Revoc. Trust: An appeal for a Special Exception, Map 20 lot. No.2, Pinnacle Park Road, Shoreline District. Peter & Muriel Brodie - An appeal for a Variance, Map U30, Lot 5, 38 Loch Eden Shores Road, Shoreline District. Full text may be viewed on Web page.

For more information call the church office at 5246057 or e-mail at gccoffice@metrocast.net. Visit the church web site at gilfordcommunitychurch.org CALENDAR from preceding page

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at markk@trinitytilton.org. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

Belknap County Delegation Meeting The County Delegation will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM at the County Complex and may vote on the 2013 County budget. The Board of Commissioners will also be convened at this meeting.

Qty. 5 HILL-ROM Electric patient bed, or equivalent, able to raise head and feet Equipment for a new video production teaching facility including: Lights, Production Equipment, Cameras, Studio and Control Room equipment. Specifications can be found on the Laconia School District website: www.laconiaschools.org. The Laconia School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Submit proposals by 3:00 pm, March 11, 2013 to: Scott R. Davis Huot Technical Center 345 Union Ave. Laconia, NH 03246 Or email: sdavis@laconia.k12.nh.us

Shaker Regional School District Serving the Communities of Belmont & Canterbury CHILDFIND CLINIC Are you concerned about your child’s development? Do you suspect that your child may have a disability? We will be holding a “Child Find Clinic” on Tuesday, March 19 at Canterbury Elementary School from 1:00 – 3:00 pm for children age birth through 6 years old. Certified staff will screen students for possible learning disabilities, speech and language disabilities, motor skills, and overall developmental functioning. The clinic is open to any resident of Belmont or Canterbury, but APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Please contact the SAU office at 267-9222 for additional information or to make an appointment.

Effective Monday March 11th, the Town of Gilford will be posting all of its Town roads to a maximum weight limit of 10 Tons during the spring thaw, per RSA 231:190-191. Contractors, construction companies, parcel services, fuel services and solid waste haulers are asked to observe the posting by staying off soft road shoulders and reduce load weights. Special permission may be given depending upon weather conditions and time of day. Call the Public Works Department at 603-527-4778 with any questions.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I was just 18 years old when a routine doctor’s visit exposed off-the-chart high blood pressure and landed me in the emergency room. As a carefree teen in my first year of college, I felt healthy and assumed it couldn’t possibly be anything more than a little stress. Even the ER doctor took a look at me and said he was sure there couldn’t be anything wrong. Imagine the shock when the blood tests showed I had stage-four kidney disease. I was dangerously close to needing dialysis or a kidney transplant, but I had no clue that I’d been suffering from a silent killer. Kidney disease often goes undetected because symptoms may not appear until the kidneys are actually failing. One in three American adults is at risk due to high blood pressure or diabetes, two of the leading causes. The good news is that early detection and proper treatment can slow the progress. My battle with kidney disease has turned me into a fitness guru and an advocate for kidney patients. I now do something active every day. By following a careful diet and working closely with my doctors to manage my high blood pressure, I have been able to prevent further damage. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude can affect your medical prognosis in the best possible way. I can attest to it. Will you please encourage your readers to get their kidneys checked? March is National Kidney Month and March 14th is World Kidney Day. The National Kidney Foundation is urging Americans to learn about risk factors and get their kidneys checked with a simple urine and blood test. For more information on these tests and staying healthy, and for a schedule of free kidney health screenings across the country, please suggest that your readers visit the National Kidney Foundation at kidney.org. -- Leslie Field, Bradbury, Calif. Dear Leslie Field: Thank you for reminding our readers

how important it is to get regular checkups to make sure their systems are running smoothly. More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don’t know it. People often don’t consider their kidney health, yet it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of one’s life. We hope our readers will check the National Kidney Foundation website for more information. Dear Annie: Now that I’m part of the over-50 crowd, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to read the expiration dates on goods, even with my reading glasses on. Particularly troublesome are the expiration dates that are at the bottom of a white box where the numbers are indented and also in white. The manufacturers would do us baby boomers a great favor by marking the expiration dates in an easy-to-read location, preferably in black ink with larger letters and numbers. If we can see them, we will replace them more readily when they expire, which would be a boon for business, as well. -Maryanne Dear Maryanne: You’ve made an excellent argument, and we hope it wins over the product manufacturers. We’re on your side. Dear Annie: “Faithful Wife” said her husband of 44 years was showing some intense behaviors around an old flame, spending $12,000 on a facelift and accusing his wife of lesbianism. If these behaviors are a continuation or exacerbation of old behaviors, I am right with you on your advice. But if they are changes from a man who used to be reasonably “normal,” then I would suspect frontotemporal dementia, of which these sorts of socially disruptive disinhibitions are classic symptoms. -- MA, LSA

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

$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2.50 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to ads@laconiadailysun.com, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA APARTMENT

MEREDITH- First floor near town, living room, dining room, large sunny porch. $700/month plus utilities. 387-2426

Nice neighborhood, 3 bedroom + den with washer/dryer & garage. $975/Month + Utilities.

(603) 630-2882 LACONIA 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities 3 Bedrooms $1000/month +utilities Call GCE at 267- 8023 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $750/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Quiet 2-bedroom first floor waterfront on Pickerel Pond. Full kitchen, dining area & living room with woodstove, sliders to patio, use of beach and dock. $990/Month includes electric, cable & Internet. Available 4/1. No Pets. 393-8996 LACONIA- Single family House. 2BR/1BA, across from Leavitt Park. $895/month + utilities. Call 603-387-9293 LACONIA- Spacious 3 bedroom apartment. Parking,washer/dryer. $1,050/Month + utilities. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application.

ROOMS LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.

Antiques

Autos

For Rent

For Rent

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1976 Chevy C-10 Longbed3-speed on column. Very good condition, $4,000. 603-524-1283

ASHLAND: 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent. Quiet building in residential area. Off street parking. $750-$850/month. Security deposit required. Call 603-520-4030 for additional information.

FRANKLIN 2 BR unfurnished Apt. 3rd floor, in a victorian home, eat in kitchen, partial heat, hot water, appliances, laundy included. No pets. $650/mo. 603-279-1385

2003 GMC Safari Van- SLE. 1-Owner, 50K miles. AWD, ABS, privacy glass. Excellent condition. $9,600. 603-536-2869

BELMONTSmall 2 bedroom apartment. $650/Month, no utilities, References & security 520-3203

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

LACONIA: 1 Bedroom apartment. $575/Month, heat/electricity included. No Pets/No smoking, Near LRGH. 859-3841 or 520-4198

617-780-9312

LIVE-IN Female Housekeeper: Free room, TV, washer/dryer. No smoking/drinking. No pets. Call Al at 290-2324.

Announcement

GILFORD

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

BOATS BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311

Auctions

DOCKS FOR RENT 2013 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, Bathrooms, Showers, Launch on Site. 603-524-2222. SLIPS: Paugus Bay for 2013, up to 18ft. $900. 455-7270.

JEWELRY AUCTION Advance Notice

Monday, 3/11/13 @ 6pm Log on to www.auctionzip.com for listing & 250 photos. This will probably be the largest single owner Jewelry auction ever held in N.H. A massive amount of Sterling, (also flatware & utilitarian silver), gold, lots of costume, hundreds of rings (300 hundred sterling), hundreds of necklaces & earrings, 100 pocket watches, 200 wristwatches,150 stick pins, bracelets. We recommend you bring scales, plus many other categories ! Held at: 274 Main St., Tilton, N.H. 603-286-2028 kenbarrettauctions@netzero.net Lic # 2975, Buyers premium, cash, checks, credit cards

Child Care CHILD care in my home, all meals and snacks provided, reasonable rates full or part-time. Twenty-six years experience as pediatric nurse. 393-0164.

GILFORD 3 bedroom house, garage, hookups for washer/ dryer, full cellar. No smoking. 603-387-4208

LACONIA 3 BEDROOM 2-car parking, no pets, rear yard + deck, washer/dryer hookup. $950/Month +utilities+ security deposit 603-524-8815

NEWFOUND- Large 4 bedroom 2 bath, 5 acres, scenic view, private. $1,150/Month. $500/quick bonus. 352-735-1747

LACONIA first floor, big 4 room, 2 BR. $190/wk.Leave message with Bob. 781-283-0783

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

MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water w/free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

I n Home near Tilton/I-93. SMOKER/PET okay. Furnished $125/Week. Unfurnished $115/Week. Utilities included, No drinking/No drugs 603-286-9628 TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. Shared kitchen/2 full baths. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391. TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $600/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WEIRS BEACH . Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/Hot Water included. Laundry hook-ups. $910/month. $500 security. 279-3141

For Rent-Commercial GILFORD, Hair Salon for rent. Busy traffic area. Call 603-630-2212

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NEW CONSTRUCTION Lochmere Meadows Phase II Tilton, NH Tentative opening end of June 2013 Spacious 2 Bedroom Townhouse Style Units Rent based on 30% of adjusted monthly Income USDA and Tax Credit income limits apply Heat & Hot Water Included in Rent Buildings are non-smoking

DAY CARE OPENING

Credit, Criminal, & Landlord Checks No Pets Please

Small home day care in Laconia has an opening. Full or part time. I have over 20 years experience and excellent references. 527-8888.

1-800-742-4686 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118

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

CONTACT US TODAY! The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301 Proudly owned by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust


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For Rent-Commercial

For Sale

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CDL DRIVER FT LACONIA

FLOORING SALES CONWAY

Must have MC, if not common carrier/LTL experience. 207-754-1047

Full time, flooring sales experience preferred but will train right candidate, email resume sal@chicklumber.com

EXPERIENCED BARTENDERS Applications being accepted for full & part time. Apply Thurs.-Sat. between 1pm and 4pm. Greenside Restaurant 360 Laconia Rd., Tilton. No phone calls please

KITCHEN DESIGN SALES- CONWAY

Full time, kitchen sales & 20/20 design experience preferred, will consider other candidates, email resume valb@chicklumber.com

FRONT DESK

MONRO MUFFLER/BRAKE & SERVICE

RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT at busy multi-location dental offices. Patient focused, ability to multitask, and attention to detail a must. Willing to travel between offices. Experience preferred. Send resume to: lakesassociate@hotmail.com

SOUTH Tamworth- 60’x30’ heated garage with toilet, large work room, 2 bays over head doors, showroom/ office. Great exposure on busy Rte. 25. Suitable for many uses. Available Immediately. Rent $1000/mo plus security. Call owner, 323-7065.

Automotive Technician Base pay 20-45k Great benefits package available. Full time & PT

603-387 0487

For Sale Tri-County CAP, Berlin, NH

2005 Jiffy 10-inch ice auger model 79XTS. Never used, $250/OBO. 2005 Aqua-Vu underwater camera. $200/OBO. 524-4445

is hiring a

Weatherization Director

Must have experience in planning and carrying out weatherization jobs. For more information about this position and how to apply, call Linda at 603-752-7001 or e-mail wxdirector@tccap.org. TCCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. CHEST Freezer 7 cu. ft, like new, $125. Sails Jib and Spinnaker. Call 603-524-5922 for details. DELTA 16 1/2” drill press $300. Dewalt 20” Scroll saw & stand $550. Trek 6700 Mountain bike 15.5 ” frame $225. Trek 2100 C Road bike, carbon fiber fork, stem & seat stays, $625. 524-9658

DESK TEAK DANISH MODERN Excellent condition, 3 drawers + filing drawer. 64” X 30”, $450. 387-6223 WOOD Stove- Regency, 18 inch wood. 7 years old, burns very clean, $475/OBO. Electric cement mixer, 4 cubic feet. Used 1 job, like new, $250. 393-2632

LOOKING to buy or sell Sports Cards Set up table at sports card Show. 520-4680

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763

Tri-County CAP, Berlin, NH is looking for an exceptional candidate for the position of

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit http://tccap.org/ and click on the link. TCCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE SPECIAL EDUCATION GRADES 2 & 3 Pleasant Street School is seeking a Special Education Teacher Grades 2 & 3. Candidate must be certified in General Special Education. Position will run from April 22, 2013 until the end of the school year in June. Information must be sent in by March 8, 2013 For the above opening please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification and three Letters of Reference to:

Sue Carignan, Student Services Coordinator Pleasant Street School 350 Pleasant Street Laconia, NH 03246 Visit our website for information about the Laconia Schools at:

www.laconiaschools.org E.O.E

CATERING SOUS CHEF Minimum 3 years experience strong creative ability with seasoning, flavors and plate appeal. Must have experience in catering and function setup. We require a strong team player able to direct and over see kitchen and Banquet staff.*

LEAD LINE COOK Minimum 3 years experience with fast paced, high volume line cooking in all stations. Require strong creative ability. Knowledge of food costs, ordering inventory, and scheduling. A strong team player with the ability to work with and direct others.*

EXPERIENCED LINE COOK Minimum 3 years experience with fast paced, high volume line cooking in all stations. Requires a strong team player with the ability to work with others.* *All positions require availability to work nights, weekends and holidays. Pay commensurate with experience and Benefits available.

Please email resumes to: harts@hartsturkeyfarm.com or mail to: Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CENTRAL NH VNA & HOSPICE

LNA Lakes region home healthcare agency seeks experienced and compassionate LNA’s for F/T & P/T positions. Eligible for benefits. Enjoy independence and flexibility while working day shift only. Must have min. of 1 yr. LNA exp., reliable transportation/auto insurance & valid NH LNA and driving licenses.

Applications may be obtained at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 North Main St. Laconia, NH or call 524-8444, ext. 2340 for more info. See our web site: centralvna.org EOE


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NOFA-NH Winter Conference at Laconia Middle School today & Saturday

LACONIA — The Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Winter Conference, the largest organic agricultural event of the year, will be held today and Saturday at Laconia Middle School. Hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH), the event will attract farmers, gardeners and folks of all ages and experience levels from throughout New England who care about their local food systems, sustainability and organic farming. The theme of this year’s Winter Conference is Resilience/Building a Resilient Community. Friday’s fullday intensive workshops are geared towards farmers, serious gardeners and homesteaders, with topics including hands-on tractor maintenance, food production, marketing and management. Friday evening features a ‘Mixer for Farmers’ organized by the NOFA-NH Beginner Organic Farmer program and The Greenhorns, hosted by Prescott Farm in Laconia; and an open-to-the-public lecture by Ecologist and Author, Tom Wessels.

Saturday morning starts with Keynote Speaker, Kristin Kimball, who will share her book The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love. Three sets of workshops will follow, on all manner of topics that illustrate the finer points of resiliency. A lunch-break keynote address will follow on “Building Resiliency into Our Organic Systems” by Jerry Dewitt. Other activities throughout the day include the Green Market Expo, an organic and local potluck lunch, a video postcard booth, and endless opportunities to network, learn and share. Walkins are welcome on both days. Conference rates are $95 per day or $170 for both days. Student rates and children’s rates are available, and NOFA-NH members receive a 20% registration discount. Event sponsors include: Stoneyfield Farms; UNH Cooperative Extension/ USDA Risk Management Agency, Merrimack County Savings Bank; Whole Foods Market; Lancaster Agriculture Products; Neighboring Food Co-op Assocation; Farm Credit East; Chelsea Green; Colby-Sawyer College; Fedco Seeds; Land for Good; Ideal Compost Company

Stories behind the art of the Italian Renaissance at Taylor Home March 7

LACONIA — What does an egg have to do with the construction of the Florence Cathedral? How did Michelangelo’s David get his nose? What artist’s drawing ability liberated him from a foreign prison and certain death? Dr. Patricia Wild, Professor of Fine Arts and Education at Lakes Region Community College, will discuss these stories and more Thursday, March 7 at 3 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside

Building, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. Learn the fun and fascinating stories behind some of the most famous artists and art of the Italian Renaissance during this free lecture. Space is limited. Make reservations by calling 524-5600. The event is a cooperative effort between LRCC and Taylor Community to provide interesting and informative events to Lakes Region residents and visitors.

Help Wanted

Motorcycles

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Real Estate

Gilmanton resident promoted to captain

Michael Raynor, right, U.S. ambassador to Benin, Africa, promotes US Army Capt. Craig Sanderson of Gilmanton, during a ceremony on Jan. 25. Sanderson, a New Hampshire National Guardsman, is currently on assignment in Africa as an aide to U.S. Army Africa’s two deputy commanding generals. (Photo courtesy of US Army Africa)

Camera club presents Warren Bouton’s ‘Photography for the Soul’ on March 5 LACONIA — Lakes Region Camera Club will sponsor “Photography for the Soul” by Warren Bouton on March 5 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith. Senior pastor at Laconia Congregational Church as well as an award winning photographer and writer, Bouton has lived in Nantucket, New Hampshire and Vermont, and has some impressive photographs to show of these regions, as well as those from his trips out west. He has exhibited in the Belknap Mill in Laconia as well as other galleries. Bouton explains that his approach to photography is one of simplicity, color and clarity – and this is well

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demonstrated on his website www. hithercreekphotos.com. He explains that ‘’it’s all about seeing.... feeling....engaging...and understanding the equipment we use and feeling comfortable with the equipment.” Lakes Region Camera Club meets twice a month, normally the first and third Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith,and welcomes anyone interested in photography at any level. For further information, see t lrcamerclub.com or contact Phyllis Meinke at 603-340-2359 or pmeinke1@metrocast.net.

Services

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WANTED OWNER-OPERATOR Laconia based logistics Co. w/contract for TT owner-operator: Must have your own MC tags; must be air-ride. 207-754-1047

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

Land WATERFRONT dock is in. Cleared, septic outdated. $75,000. Call owner 603-455-0316

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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Camelot Homes Rt. 3 Tilton NH

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QUALITY Firewood: Seasoned, dry hardwood. Pine or green available. Call for details, competative prices. 603-630-4813.

ROOF SHOVELING Also walks and decks, fully insured.

Mobile Homes $37,995 72X14 $54,995 44X28 $66,995 38X26 Cape $91,000 Ranch 1,650 sq. ft.

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DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121

556-0859 ROOFING BY PAUL LERP

Services CARPENTER- 10 + years experience. Finish work, sheet rock, painting, exterior work. No job too small. Fully insured, scheduling now. 998-0269

DUST FREE SANDING Hardwood Flooring. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: weilbuild@yahoo.com

SPR Property ServicesTime to plan spring projects. Apt. & basement cleanouts, hauling, painting, dump runs & much more. Call Shannon 603-998-6858 MR. JUNK- Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296

Quality hand nailed shingling. 603-998-4046

WHITE MTN BUILDERS

State registered, fully insured. Building, remodeling, restoration, concrete work, roofing, painting, home cleaning, etc. No job too big or too small, give us a call (603)723-4861.

2001 Arctic Cat Panther 440 2-Up seat, electtic start, reverse, hand/thumb warmers. 2,900 Miles $1,800. 366-2352

Storage Space LACONIA: 20' x 18' two car ga rage for rent, $195/month including electric, 524-1234.

Wanted To Buy I BUY CLEAN 603-470-7520.

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Home Care HOME Companion/CaregiverErrands, appointments, light housekeeping. Friendly, trustworthy, excellent references. 630-2872 WHEN A SENIOR family member wants to remain at home and needs or wants care & companionship, please call 603-556-7817 or SHCCLR.com


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Preowned Homes FOR SALE View home listings on our web site www.briarcrestestatesnh.com or Call Ruth @ 527-1140 or Cell 520-7088

Roche Realty Group

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MEREDITH — A Greater Meredith Program logo was unveiled at the organization’s annual meeting on Feb. 21 at Church Landing. Designed by Fran Orenstein from Unfed Design, GMP logo decals were distributed to those in attendance. “It is our hope that they will be displayed on the doors of businesses and/or a cars or trucks in support of the Greater Meredith Program”, said Liz Lapham, Executive Director of the GMP. In his remarks, Chris Kelly, President of the GMP Board, commented that in the past years, GMP has invested over $100,000 back into the community through various programs and projects. The Career Partnership Program, The Courtyard on Main and the Meredith Roundabout were all recipients of awards in 2012. Following a talk by Dennis Delay, an economist from the NH Center for Public Policy, Kelly acknowledged all the GMP volunteers and board members for their in kind donations of time and talents as the “backbone of our organization”. For his dedication to the Career Partnership Program and his uncanny ability to sell tax credits to keep the Career Partnership Program healthy and ongoing the Greater Meredith Program’s Volunteer of the Year Award went to Ted Fodero. The 2012 GMP Board Member of the Year Award was presented to Rusty McLear for his continuous support of the GMP. Among his many contributions, one that was cited was his idea to create a Beautifi-

Greater Meredith Program logo. (Courtesy photo)

cation Fund that helps make Meredith a wonderful environment in which to live, work and play and our town more beautiful for all to enjoy. The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. To obtain a GMP logo decal or for more information on GMP, call 279-9015, email GMP@metrocast.net or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.org.

Newfound Area Taxpayers group hosting Meet the Candidates event on March 9 in Bristol

Saturday 3/2 & Sunday 3/3

Come live where you play at The Havens at the Summit! Unrivaled amenities package including a 25,000 sqft. amenity building with pools, a health club, and more!

GMP unveils its new logo at annual meeting

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Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park

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BRISTOL — A Bristol community Meet the Candidates event will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the Tapply Thompson Community

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

32 Nature’s View Dr., Laconia. Cassic 1,400 sqft. ranch style home, 3 BR , 2 BA, open living,dining and kitchen , 2-car garage, city water and sewer, and close to schools and all the great amenities of the Lakes Region. Prices starting at a low $219,900. 53 Port Way, Laconia. Cape II: garage under, 2,374 sqft., 3 BR, family room FP, 3 BA, 12x12’ deck, sun room, and city water and sewer. $249,900.

Center. The event will provide voters with the opportunity to meet Newfound Area school district candidates as well as candidates running for office in Bristol. The event will include two one-hour question and answer sessions facilitated by Archie Auger as moderator. School district candidates will go first, followed by the Bristol candidates. The event is hosted by Newfound Area Taxpayers, a group of concerned citizens whose goal is to engage and educate voters of Bristol and the Newfound Area school district so they will be better informed when they cast their ballots. To RSVP contact Garlyn Manganiello at 744-6035

15 Nature’s View Dr., Laconia. Cape I: 1,919 sqft.,

3 BR (master on 1st floor), FP liv. rm., dining room, 12x12’ sun room, 3 BA , deck, and city water and sewer. $269,650.

See our homes at www.pinegardens.mhvillage.com 6 Scenic Drive Belmont, NH

LAKE WAUKEWAN. Lovely cottage has 200+ ft. sandy frontage, 1 private acre & room for expansion. Completely updated and comfortable for yr-round use. Dock, 2+ car garage, & a partially finished room that offers a lot of possibilities. Exceptional property. $519,000 Scott Knowles 455-7751

(603) 267-8182

IDEAL COUNTRY LOCATION and an excellent opportunity to own this Meredith property. 3 BR, 2 baths, 2-car garage under & 3.2 acres. Great for travel north and south, near Rt. 104, I-93 & downtown Meredith. Large deck, master w/bath, eat-in kitchen, and a full walkout basement. $114,500 Jim O’Leary 455-8195

Directions: Rte. 3 (Union Ave, Laconia) or Rte. 106 (Parade Rd.) to Elm St., Laconia to Massachusetts Ave. Left on to North St. and then right onto Nature’s View Dr. to 53 Port Way.

www.RocheRealty.com

(603) 528-0088

STATELY COLONIAL in a private and peaceful location on 1.57 acres. High quality construction with 3 BRs, screened porch, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, & a large attached garage. Well located for commuters. $214,900 Sandi Grace 520-0936

(603) 279-7046

IN-HOME BUSINESS. Room for the whole family & your business in this 4 BR home. Rt 3 location with a large porch, updated kitchen, new furnace, great back yard, deck, & an oversized 3-stall garage for business, storage or work shop. Comm/Residential zoning will allow for many options. $139,900 Jim O’Leary 455-8195

IMMACULATE TOWNHOME is freshly painted, iwht 2 BRs, 2 baths, economical heat & central AC. With the beach nearby and within easy walking distance, this property makes an excellent second home as well. $128,900 Scott Knowles 455-7715

DOWNTOWN LEASE. Newly updated office building has 1,500+- sq.ft. & a walk to everything location near banks & retail. 13,000+- cars per day, great access. Heat, hot water, water, sewer, & electric included. 6 offices, 2 common rooms. Ideal for small business or individual. $8.00/Sq.Ft. Gross. Mike LaPierre 455-2352


Annual meeting of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society is March 18 LACONIA — The annual meeting of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society will be held at The Laconia Public Library on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. This brief meeting will be held at The Laconia Public Library just prior to the monthly program, The History of Prescott Farm, presented by Sarah

W. Dunham. At the meeting there will be a report of the Nominating Committee and election of officers for the upcoming year. For more information about the Annual Meeting or the lecture program, call 527-1278, email @ lhmslpl@ metrocast.net or visit www.laconiahistorical.org.

LR Flag Football League holds fund raiser for breast cancer victim MEREDITH — On Sunday, March 17, the Lakes Region Flag Football League will be holding its first annual Flag Football Breast Cancer Fundraiser to benefit Stacey Dickinson of Meredith. Stacey, who is in her early 40’s, was diagnosed with breast cancer right before Christmas and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. LRFFL is inviting all of our former players, current players (including our Men’s Summer League teams and our Women’s Spring League teams) to participate. The league is also inviting all those who just want to give flag football a try to come out and have some fun and help out Stacey and raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Anyone from age 4-and up can play flag football. NFL Flag Football is played 5-on-5 and is a non-contact sport. The event, “Pulling For Hope And A

Cure” will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Inter-Lakes High School turf field. Event will be held whether snow, rain or shine. Adults who wish to play will be asked for a $10 donation and kids will be asked for a $1 donation to get out for a day of flag football fun. Come by yourself and we will fit you on a team, or form your own team (all-men, all-women, co-ed, father-son, mother-daughter, etc) to play in a roundrobin tournament just for fun. Kids are welcome to form their own teams also. For more information and updates, go to the league’s website: lrffl.com; visit our Facebook page: lakesregionflagfootball and follow us on Twitter: #LRFFL. Lakes Region Flag Football League offers a Spring and Fall Youth League for boys & girls ages 4-17, a Spring Women’s League and a Men’s Summer League.

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Arguably one of the most beautiful homes on the lake w/ sweeping views & 270’ of waterfront on Winnipesaukee. #4028393

Susan Bradley 581-2810

Holderness $650,000

3 bdrm 2 bath post & beam home on 24.5 ac with a pond & barn. High end throughout. Perennial gardens. NONMLS

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Gilford $464,000

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Judy McShane 581-2810

New Hampton $795,000

Highland Rill Farm is in a beautiful & private setting w/ 119 AC of pastures & forest plus lovely views. #4189569

Judy McShane 581-2800

Sanbornton $550,000

Sweeping views will capture you the moment you walk into this lovely, wellappointed waterfront home w/ brand new kitchen. #4218459

Shelly Brewer 581-2879

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John Silva 581-2881 and Mary Seeger 581-2880

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Susan Bradley 581-2810

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AFFORABLE NEW ENGLAND HOME has been completely remodeled to include 2 new baths, fully appl’d new kitchen, new windows, new flooring, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family rm, formal LR w/built-ins, nice big side yard..all brand new!! Not bank owned..$119,000

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Laconia $199,000

4 bdrm cape w/attached 2-car garage on level, landscaped corner lot. Move in condition & perfect for a growing family. #4218446

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CHARMING Laconia Cape with a beautifully landscaped fenced backyard....flowers galore!! Sliders from the newly remodeled kitchen lead to a private deck and pool...there are radiant tiled floors, a new modeled bath with jet tub, hardwood floors, fireplace LR, 3 bedrooms and security system. It’s Wonderful!! $195,000

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Kathy McLellan 581-2821 and Nancy LeRoy 581-2830

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