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Center Harbor Town Hall project carries by 5 vote margin By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

CENTER HARBOR — After a proposal to build a free-standing police station failed to gain a majority a year ago, voters last night approved a plan to expand and renovate the Town Hall while more than doubling the space allotted to the police department. With less than 30 minutes of debate, voters approved Article 2, appropriating $1,102,124, including borrowing $860,000, for 5 VOTes page 8

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Voters pick election day winners Lisa Merrill, shown second from right in the above photo, was returned to the Inter-Lakes School Board. She is shown here chatting with supporters Sandy Mucci, Chris Mega and Kay Anderson at the Meredith polls. See story on page 9. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho) At left, Barbara Aichinger lost her bid for a seat on the Gilford Budget Committee and also saw her proposed tax cap turned down by voters in that town. That story begins on this page. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Fire truck rejected, school board incumbents returned in Gilford

GILFORD - While the town’s new fire truck went down in flames, so did some of the people who fought the hardest to defeat it. Losing his bid for re-election to the Budget Committee and one of those who didn’t favor the fire truck was its former Vice Chair David see GILFORd page 8

Horne ousts Worsman by 208 votes in Meredith

MEREDITH — Carla Horne ousted incumbent selectman Colette Worsman by more than 200 votes here Tuesday in a three-way race for two three-year terms on the board of selectman. Horne polled 579 votes to Worsman’s 371 see MeRedITH page 8

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School Board to mount $1.5 million capital campaign for Huot Project By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — With aspirations beyond its resources, the School Department plans on pursuing a capital campaign with the goal of raising at least $1.5 million in private funds to supplement public monies to finance the expansion of the Huot Technical Center and improvements to Laconia High School. In a presentation to the City Council this week School Superintendent Bob Champlin explained that what began as $9.5-million project, largely confined to the Huot Technical Center, has grown to include replacing the boilers and roof of the high school, building new science laboratories and reconfiguring the playing fields at the high school at a total cost likely to approach $16 million.

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He said that the school district has identified slightly more than $14.5 million which can be used for the project. Champlin said that the funding for the project consists of $7,125,000 in school building aid from the state, which was matched by an appropriation of $2,375,000 approved by the City Council in 2010. A year later the federal government awarded the school district, where more than 35-percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, a “Qualified Zone Academy Bond” (QZAB) of $6,506,000, which carries no interest. To spare paying debt service on the $2,375,000, the matching funds from the city for the Huot project, were applied against the QZAB. Moreover, 40-percent of the QZAB, or $2,602,400, will be covered by state building aid. see HUOT page 11

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Obama introduces British PM to March Madness

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Basketball fan-in-chief President Barack Obama gave British Prime Minister David Cameron a front-row seat to March Madness on Tuesday, taking his European partner to an election swing state for an NCAA tournament basketball game. The two leaders sat near one end of the court at the University of Dayton Arena for a “First Four” matchup between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky, a gesture of goodwill during Cameron’s official visit to the United States and a way for an incumbent president to reach sports fans in an election year. The setting created the image of two buddies, dressed in casual clothes, eating hot dogs and enjoying the NCAA tournament, one of America’s premier sporting events. MADNESS page 6

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Santorum wins Alabama, leads in Mississippi WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum won the Alabama primary Tuesday night and clung to a lead over Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in Mississippi, deeply conservative Southern crossroads in the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination. “We’re on our way to victory tonight; we’re on our way to victory in this election,” exulted Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator who has long sought to emerge as the sole more-conservative rival to Romney. Romney, the faraway front-runner in the delegate chase, bristled in the hours before the votes were counted, saying Santorum

was “at the desperate end of his campaign.” But it was Gingrich with the most to lose as he struggled for political survival in a part of the country he hoped would fuel one more comeback in the unpredictable race to pick an opponent to President Barack Obama. There were 107 Republican National Convention delegates at stake on Tuesday, 47 in Alabama, 37 in Mississippi, 17 in Hawaii caucuses and six more in caucuses in American Samoa. In Alabama, with 54 percent of the precincts counted, Santorum was pulling 35 percent of the vote, Gingrich had 30 percent and Romney 28 percent. Returns from 79 percent of Mississippi’s

precincts showed Santorum with 33 percent, Gingrich 32 percent and Romney 30. Rep. Ron Paul, the fourth contender, made little effort in the states on the day’s ballot. Evangelicals played an outsized role in both primary states, underscoring the challenge to Romney. In Mississippi and Alabama, 80 percent or more of voters leaving their polling places said they were born again Christians or evangelical. Those voters have been reluctant to rally to Romney’s side in the primaries and caucuses to date. Among them, Santorum bested Romney by 9 points in Alabama and 4 points in Mississippi. see PRIMARY page 10

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian army has recaptured most of the northern rebel stronghold of Idlib near the Turkish border, pushing hundreds of military defectors out of a major base they had held for months even as pockets of resistance kept up their fight on Tuesday. The three-day operation to capture the city followed closely after a similar offensive to dislodge the opposition from another key piece of territory it had controlled, the Baba Amr district in central Homs. The two victories gave President Bashar Assad’s regime unmistakable momentum as it tries to crush the armed opposition fighters.

A pledge Tuesday from Syria’s staunch ally Russia that Moscow will continue selling weapons to the regime was yet another boost. And a diplomatic bid by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan to broker a cease-fire and start negotiations failed over the weekend. Still, international pressure is more intense than ever, with the U.S. considering military options. On Tuesday, the Arab League chief said the regime’s killing of civilians amounts to crimes against humanity and he called for an international inquiry. Activists reported fresh violence in central province of Hama near Homs, the suburbs of Damascus and elsewhere, killing dozens.

New York-based Human Rights Watch said troops have planted land mines near its borders with Turkey and Lebanon along routes used by people fleeing the violence and trying to reach safety in neighboring countries. HRW said its report was based on accounts from witnesses and Syrian deminers and that the land mines have already caused civilian casualties. “Any use of anti-personnel land mines is unconscionable,” said Steve Goose of Human Rights Watch. “There is absolutely no justification for the use of these indiscriminate weapons by any country, anywhere, for any purpose.” see SYRIA page 10

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Power cut, subway cars Honolulu police puzzled by fingers found in bag neighborhood, in their backyard,” he said. “Every(AP) — For Gina Rose Vendegna, halted as Boston fire crews theHONOLULU one’s anxious for more details.” horror of finding six tiny fingers in a trash bin at Twenty buildings are on about 10 acres dotted a Honolulu apartment complex didn’t sink in until with palm trees and while the complex is in an urban a day after she turned the plastic bag over to Honobattle transformer fire neighborhood, there is little crime, Carney said. “It’s lulu police. BOSTON (AP) — A smoky electrical transformer fire forced emergency crews to shut off power to a large swath of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries but streets in and around the city were shut down and people were evacuated from hotels and bars. Subway trains were not stopping at stations in the area. Fire officials said the large plumes of dark, heavy smoke weren’t toxic, though police asked people to stay away from the area so they did not inhale it. One person was taken to a hospital with minor breathing problems. The fire in a 115,000-volt transformer was first reported at about 6:30 p.m. near a garage behind the Back Bay Hilton Hotel. That hotel and the nearby Sheraton were evacuated as a precaution. Vera Leader, who works in King’s Bowling alley across from the fire, said employees watched from the roof as the smoke got worse and worse until the power finally went out. “We could see from the from the top of the roof that there was a lot of smoke billowing over,” she said. Mike Duran, a spokesman for the utility NStar, said a problem in one electrical substation spread to a second one. He said the power outage was affecting the Back Bay, Chinatown, the theater district, Kenmore Square and parts of the South End. He said once the damage is assessed the company will begin working to restore power with large generators. Officials said it could be Wednesday before power is fully restored. “The only way you can really put out an electrical fire is you have to shut the power off,” said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.

“Then I broke down thinking about the child,” the mother of five told KHON-TV ( ). The fingers, which Vendegna found last month, are likely from a girl who’s 2 1/2 to 4 years old, Honolulu police said. Residents of the 389-unit Kukui Gardens complex near downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are abuzz about the find, which came to light when police asked the public for help this week, said Kevin Carney, Hawaii vice president for EAH Housing, the San Rafael, Calif.-based company that manages the affordable rentals. “No one can really imagine this happening in this

a peaceful, quiet community. The crime would shock any community,” he said. There have been no reports of missing children, he said. Police have interviewed area residents and checked missing reports, but have no leads. Police have made public pleas for clues, but so far no one has called in, CrimeStoppers Sgt. Kim Buffett said Tuesday. “The hard part is you can’t determine the age of it, whether it’s new or old,” Buffett said. “It can be a child from back then. We really don’t know.”

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Things have only gotten messier at Dartmouth College in the weeks since a former fraternity member went public with allegations of hazing that involved swimming in and eating vomit. Senior Andrew Lohse raised the issue in January, when he wrote a column in the school newspaper describing “dehumanizing” experiences he witnessed at Sigma Alpha Epsilon. According to Lohse, the fraternity pressured pledges to swim in a kiddie pool of rotten food, vomit and other bodily fluids; eat omelets made of vomit; and chug cups of vinegar. He called those activities the norm rather than the exception on the Ivy League campus, and he criticized the administration for not doing enough when he made anonymous complaints last year. The week after the column was published, more than 100 faculty members wrote to the administration, describing hazing as an “open secret” and calling

on the administration to set up an independent commission to address it. The college has since formed a task force and brought hazing charges through its judicial affairs office against the fraternity and more than a quarter of its members, including Lohse. Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson declined to comment on those charges, but the fraternity’s president, Brendan Mahoney, said all 27 accused students face identical charges relating to new member recruitment in the fall of 2011. But by that time, the fraternity had gotten rid of any traditions that would be “deemed problematic” by the administration, Mahoney said, and no current members of SAE were members in 2009 when Lohse was a pledge. As for Lohse’s graphic allegations, “None of these practices, and nothing remotely close to hazing, occurred at our pledge events in 2011,” he said in an email to The Associated Press.

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Potpourri Rush Limbaugh is in the news again for a malicious verbal attack upon a Georgetown University law student who testified before Congress about the numerous sexually unrelated benefits of birth control drugs. Limbaugh has an audience of about 14-million people which means that 299-million Americans are not listening to his hate mongering that earns him about 33 million dollars a year. His personal attacks and logical fallacies have been well documented for years (see Ray Perkins’ book, Logic and Mr. Limbaugh, Open court, 1995). This latest outrage is no big surprise for a social conservative who is embraced as a major spokesperson for the Republican Party. While social conservatives differ by degree , there are a large number of them who appear to be obsessed with sex, value male domination, interpret the Bible literally, abhor diversity, deny global warming, eschew science, cherish obedience, are enamored with guns and believe the rich are divinely ordained. Many fiscal conservatives are as dismayed at their antics as the majority of Americans are. We have seen the destructive power of social conservatives from the halls of congress to the New Hampshire Legislature. Every country has such people. In the Mideast, they are called the Taliban. Remember accounts of the Salem witch trials? Social conservatives have a right to exist but we must deny them the right to rule. Provo, Utah is one of the most conservative cities in the U.S. Several years ago there was a case on Court TV that involved the owner of a video rental store who had a small porn collection. He was indicted for violating the moral standards of the community. He hired a lawyer who also happened to be Mormon but asserted that he was a lawyer first and a Mormon second. The lawyer examined the number of porn videos rented from the store over a given period of time and the frequency with which Provo residents accessed porn sites on the Internet. What he found was that these people accessed porn sites at a much greater frequency than the residents of comparable cities in the United States. Predictably, the case was thrown out of court. This is another case that exemplifies Freud’s warning to “beware of the strength of the opposing wish.” While this may appear to be hypocrisy, it is just as likely that people who act in inconsistent ways have parts of their psyche walled off from other parts so that they are not aware of their contradictory behavior.

The problem with social conservatism here or in the mideast is the strong instinctual forces that drive it combined with the defense mechanisms that attempt to mask those forces. Although I could be wrong, these people appear to be at war within themselves and that war spills over into actions that harm people and the environment. This also suggests that social conservatives deserve our compassion for the struggles they may be enduring even if the rest of us have to suffer the consequences. The golden rule must prevail. Somewhere deeply buried in these people is the capacity for love. Thus, love must be the antidote. However, this does not mean that we condone their actions or stand idly by while they wreak havoc and destruction. We must not allow their toxic messages to spread, and we can do this by boycotting the products and services of the companies that advertize on the radio and TV stations where people like Limbaugh spew their venom. While many social conservatives use religion to justify their actions, religion per se is not the problem. People take from religion what they bring to it. People with limited intellectual capacity who think concretely interpret the Bible (or Koran) literally. Also, people who hate themselves use religion as a basis to project their own self-hatred toward others. On the other hand, people who think abstractly and love themselves tend to use religion as an inspiration and justification to work on behalf of peace and social justice. Fowler’s stages of faith provide good understanding of how people interpret religion. Freud’s concepts of Eros and Thanatos likewise provide much insight into the kind of psychological disturbance that Limbaugh and other social conservatives display. Another hot topic these days is Iran. I don’t know if Iran is developing a nuclear weapon or not but what I do know is that we must see the world from the eyes of the Iranians. I believe that if they are developing a nuclear weapon, they may be motivated by the idea of deterrence. For example, no one has attacked North Korea and that could be because it has a nuclear weapon. Perhaps Iraq would not have been attacked if it had a nuclear weapon. The North Korean and Iranian governments know full well that if they were to launch a nuclear weapon, their countries would be instantly vaporized. Perhaps the obsession with Iran is more a diversion than anything else. I am less worried about Iran launching a nuclear see SANDY next page

LETTERS We’re getting closer to SB-2 passage in Shaker School District To the editor, Well, I was disappointed in the SB-2 vote but it was closer than the last time. It is time for the taxpayers in the district to start preparing for next year. I hope that those that got the petition on the ballot this year will do so again next year. The teachers got everything they wanted again... at a major expense to the rest of us. I was happy to see another incumbent member of the board voted out. Another to go next year unless they change their way of thinking. To those that voted for this budget I hope you are happy... you will be a lot poorer over the next three years. There are two things that we must do for next year. Get SB-2 passed and

a budget committee formed for the Shaker District. We now have some very well paid teachers that’s for sure. I am still waiting for the details of their contract? What did the teachers give up in the new contract? Certainly wasn’t money. Why can’t the Shaker District even tell us as the town does what they are paying in salaries to the teachers each year? What are they afraid of..? Just a thought... perhaps the parents of the students who attend the schools should pay a higher amount of taxes towards the school budget rather than soaking the rest of us. This budget would have failed, as it should have, under SB-2. Don Irvin Belmont

Donna Cilley’s decisive win will change ‘business as usual’ mindset To the editor, I would first like to congratulate Donna Cilley on her successful campaign for the Shaker School Board. Her win was DECISIVE. I believe that the people supported her because they know that Donna will bring a fresh perspective to the board — a strong, independent voice, and most importantly, a desire to bridge the long standing, perpetual gap that exists between Belmont’s municipal government and the Shaker School Board. She has voiced her support for the formation of a school budget committee and believes that it is time for the district to adopt SB-2; in other words, she represents a positive change to the “business as usual” mindset. Speaking of SB-2, I would also like to commend and congratulate the MANY citizens who came out to vote for its adoption. To miss the needed 60-percent mark by a mere 27 votes (the corrected number at this time) is a VERY respectable showing. (I’ll bet that each person who voted

for its passage knows at least one voter who did not attend. Perhaps next year you will encourage them to vote). The final vote tally represents definitive momentum and indicates GROWING support for its passage. The voting results also indicate that the MAJORITY of voters are tired of the “Town Meeting” process — a process that is long and tedious (as this year’s 4-plus hour marathon illustrated.) The ever dwindling number of voters who remained after each vote documented a steady exodus as each hour passed. The “Town Meeting” method of conducting business is archaic and grossly inefficient — the length of time needed to discuss, deliberate and to finally vote, discourages many voters, causing them to depart early. With all of this in mind, I firmly believe that this momentum to adopt SB-2 will continue and that it will be passed next year. Ken Knowlton Belmont

Blood lab in Gilford at risk of closure for lack of utilization To the editor, For those of you who may not be aware of what we have right here in our town, I would like to point out QUEST LABS has opened a blood draw lab at 14 Country Club Rd. First building on the left after the gas station.

but because it is not advertised anywhere, it is not being utilized sufficiently. It has been open 7am to 3pm and now they have cut the hours to 7am to 11am. There is now talk of closing it altogether if the need does not present itself in time. I and my husband Dan, find it most convenient living here

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LETTERS We’ve allowed our political leaders to set the rules they play by To the editor, After reading Mr. Meade’s column a few weeks ago, is it any wonder that recent polls show the Congressional approval rating at an historic low of 13-percent. When I read the headline, “Party Before Country”, I was hopeful that Meade would address the stalemate in Congress caused by partisan politics – but I was sadly disappointed; Meade just exacerbates the problem with his own rendition of “Party Before Country”. The theme of his column is the congressional impeachment process and how it favors the party in power. He portrays the Republican Richard Nixon as a victim of the system, while the Democrat Bill Clinton beat the system. While Meade mentions that Nixon was “encouraged” to resign by members of his party, he goes to great lengths to outline the charges against Clinton and the ramifications for his actions. This politically biased history lesson paves the way for Meade to embark on his real mission – the recess appointments made by President Obama. Recess appointments, appointments made by the president while Congress is in recess, have been widely used by both parties. President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, and the icon of the Republican Party, Ronald Reagan, made 240 recess appointments during his tenure in office. To date, Obama has made 28. Mead’s primary objection to Obama’s recent appointment is that

Congress was not in recess. Congress during the holiday season was meeting in pro forma – a session in which a lone senator appears in the otherwise empty chamber to bang the gavel and then leave, thereby preventing the president from keeping the government running. The Justice Department’s view is that a pro forma session, held every third day, at which the Senate by it’s own definition is not conducting any business and is unavailable to provide advice and consent on the president’s nominees is for all practical and functional purposes in recess. As the polls indicate, many citizens feel that Congress has been in pro forma for a good many years. President Obama insists that his appointees are necessary in order to fill vacancies and make the agencies to which they were appointed able to function. On the other hand, the Republicans, in there tunnel vision hatred of this president, would like to see these vacancies unfilled as they hopefully look forward to having the opportunity of filling them in 2012. Each party is locked into a politically biased mindset that the other is to blame and that they bare no responsibility for mistakes. Either way, it’s something that is done and it’s done because we have allowed our political leaders to set the types of rules that allow for politics to play a greater role than common sense. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

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SANDY from preceding page weapon than I am with the general ownership of nuclear weapons by Pakistan, India, Russia and the United States because the more these WMDs are available, the greater likelihood that they will fall into the hands of domestic (remember McVeigh?) or foreign terrorists. If the price is right, the material to make a dirty bomb will be obtained. For example, several Americans in high security roles have been jailed in the past for selling secrets to the Russians. Why should Iran not have a nuclear weapon when other countries do? The same people who cry sovereignty are the first to deny it to others. This is a double standard that is so often exercised in international politics. We need to get rid of all nuclear weapons period. They should never be used under any circumstances. According to Noam Chomsky, “Europeans regard Israel as the greatest threat to world peace. In the Arab world, Iran is disliked but seen as a threat only by a very small minority. Rather, Israel and the U.S. are regarded as the preeminent threat. A majority think that the region would be more secure if Iran had nuclear weapons: In Egypt

on the eve of the Arab Spring, 90-percent held this opinion, according to Brookings Institution/Zogby International polls… Gen. Lee Butler, former head of the U.S. Strategic Command, described Israel’s nuclear weapons as ‘dangerous in the extreme’…One of Israel’s leading strategic analysts, Zeev Maoz, in “Defending the Holy Land,” in his comprehensive analysis of Israeli security and foreign policy, concludes that ‘the balance sheet of Israel’s nuclear policy is decidedly negative’ – harmful to the state’s security. He urges instead that Israel should seek a regional agreement to ban weapons of mass destruction: a WMDfree zone, called for by a 1974 U.N. General Assembly resolution…There is little credible discussion of just what constitutes the Iranian threat, though we do have an authoritative answer, provided by U.S. military and intelligence. Their presentations to Congress make it clear that Iran doesn’t pose a military threat” (http:// (Leo R. Sandy is professor of counselor education at Plymouth State University and a consulting school psychologist.)


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LIENHOLDER’S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF BOAT SUBJECT TO BOAT STORAGE LIEN Notice is hereby given that for failure to pay boat storage and other fees and costs for services rendered with respect to a certain boat owned by Timothy Thompson and Rebecca Thompson, more particularly described below, West Alton Marina, L.L.C., the holder of a statutory lien under RSA 450-A:1, shall, pursuant to RSA 450-A:4, sell the aforementioned boat and any equipment thereon, such sale to be conducted by public auction at the premises, West Alton Marina, L.L.C., 35 West Alton Marina Road, Alton Bay, New Hampshire, on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. The current outstanding boat storage and other fees are Seven Thousand Five Hundred Thirty-One Dollars and Seventy-Seven Cents ($7,531.77) due to West Alton Marina, L.L.C. Said boat and engine are more particularly described as follows: 1995 28ft Larson 280 Cabrio, Hull #LAR42417E595 and PORT ENG Mercruiser 5.7 lite serial #OF591166 and STBRD ENG Mercruiser 5.7 liter serial #OF575632 Persons desiring more information concerning the boat or the manner of sale should contact Deirdre Tibbetts, at West Alton Marina, L.L.C., 35 West Alton Marina Road, Alton Bay, New Hampshire, 03810, (603)-875-7788, or at Terms of Sale: The aforementioned boat and equipment is to be sold AS IS WHERE IS, with no representations or warranties regarding the condition of the boat or title thereto. Said boat shall be sold subject to any applicable taxes and any and all liens and encumbrances which may have priority over the lien(s) of the lienholder. A deposit in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), payable by cash, certified check or bank cashier’s check, shall be required at the time of acceptance of the bid with the full balance due and payable in the same manner within fourteen (14) days from the date of the auction. The successful bidder shall be required to execute a Memorandum of Sale immediately after the close of bidding. The boat and equipment must be removed from the premises upon full payment of the purchase price unless arrangements are made with the lienholder to continue storage of its customary rates. The lienholder reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to accept back-up bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. Dated this 12th day of March, 2012. Bianco Professional Association Lisa A. Rule, Esquire 18 Centre Street Concord, NH 03301

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GILMANTON — Fire Chief Paul Hempel III said a 4-year-old girl who fell from a second story window at her family’s home Monday evening is in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He said that after the girl fell from the window she was able to walk into her parents’ Griffin Road home to tell them what happened and they called 9-1-1. Hempel said a helicopter from Central Maine Medical flew to Gilmanton and landed in a field near the girl’s home. He said ultimately the helicopter was unable to carry the child because a warning light came on the chopper’s instrument panel.

He said last year Gilmanton purchased its first 4-wheel drive ambulance and his department, with the help of a paramedic from Belmont, was able to stabilize the child and transport her to Concord Hospital from where she was flown to Dartmouth. Hempel said Griffin Road was “nearly impassable” with the 4-wheel drive ambulance and had the department not had it, they would have been much less likely to reach the girl as quickly as they did. “We believe she is going to be okay,” Hempel said, adding that this was just an unfortunate accident. As to the helicopter, Hempel said technicians reached the field and had the chopper back in service by about 1 a.m.

MADNESS from page 2 Cameron, who enjoys tennis and cricket but had never been to a basketball game before, said during a halftime interview on truTV that Obama was “giving me some tips. He’s going to help me fill out my (NCAA tournament) bracket.” Obama replied, “And he’s going to teach me cricket.” Cameron marveled at the speed of the game and, in the end, got to see a spirited encounter. Mississippi Valley State had pulled away but Western Kentucky made a valiant comeback, winning in the final seconds 59-58. Obama’s quick trip to Ohio gives him a chance to connect with basketball fans and generate attention in Ohio, which he carried in the 2008 election and is considered one of the top toss-up states in 2012. The trip comes one week after Republican front-runner Mitt Romney captured Ohio’s GOP primary. The high-profile appearance also gave Obama a chance to project his image on a night when Republicans were awaiting primary results in Alabama and Mississippi, continuing a practice of grabbing some of the spotlight on Republican contest days. In a courtside interview with sportscaster Clark Kellogg, Obama said he wanted to take Cameron to “the great state of Ohio,” noting that many foreign leaders only get the opportunity to visit coastal cities like New York, Washington and Los Angeles. “The heartland is what it’s all about,” Obama said. The White House said the trip to the NCAA tournament game was intended to showcase the special relationship between the two key allies during Cameron’s three-day visit. Obama and Cameron will discuss the upcoming NATO and G-8 summits on Wednesday, followed by a state dinner at the White House. Obama gave Cameron the royal treatment, inviting him to fly on Air Force One and enjoy a quintessential American tradition. The lavishing of praise on Cameron came at a time of weighty foreign policy challenges in Afghanistan, Iran and Syria. Britain has been an important U.S. ally in Afghanistan and the bombing campaign in Libya that led to the removal of Moammar Gadhafi.

Adding to the heavy hoops flavor of the day, Obama announced his NCAA tournament bracket picks to ESPN, the sports network he watches on a daily basis. On Tuesday, the network teased Obama’s selections by revealing his Final Four picks: Kentucky, Ohio State, Missouri and North Carolina. It was the fourth straight year that Obama filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN. On the women’s side, he selected Baylor, St. John’s, Connecticut and Notre Dame to advance. ESPN will reveal the president’s full men’s bracket Wednesday. Obama seemed to relish courtside for a basketball game, his favorite sport. He frequently pointed to some of the activities on the floor, appearing to explain the game to his British counterpart. Early in the first half, two young women arrived with hot dogs for both leaders, along with a bottle of water for Obama and a Coke for Cameron, who spread ketchup on his hot dog. With 12:30 remaining in the first half, Obama clapped after Mississippi Valley State’s Terrence Joyner put in a layup and the president later nodded approvingly when Joyner’s teammate, William Pugh, scored on a breakaway dunk. After a low-scoring first half, Obama told Kellogg that “both teams are shooting terribly. “It may be nerves,” the president said. “These are not teams that normally end up coming to the tournament.” Obama was seated next to Cameron and Marvin Nicholson, a White House aide. Three young women sat next to Nicholson and got to chat with the president. Cameron was also seated next to Downing Street Chief of Staff Ed Llewellyn, who chatted with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Students and staff members of the University of Dayton sat nearby. Kasich, a former Ohio congressman, said he discussed shale gas development in Ohio with Obama. “He’s concerned about the environment. We can do it where it’s environmentally sound, and we can get the jobs,” Kasich said. Some Republicans panned the trip, saying many Americans would prefer Obama to focus on more pressing issues.


BY MICHAEL KITCH LACONIA —When the Belknap County Delegation, consisting of the 18 state representatives — all Republicans — elected in the county, met this week to review the 2012 county budget, most members appeared satisfied, showing no support for a handful of cuts proposed by Representative Colette Worsman of Meredith. The delegation increased the budget prepared by the County Commission by a net $35,200, adding a fulltime position to the county attorney’s office for $49,000 and a part-time position at the Registry of Deeds for $26,200 while trimming $20,000 from the hairdressing department at the county nursing home. The delegation proposes total appropriations of $31,095,651, which represents a decrease of $1,063,117, or 3.4-percent. However, with less revenue from sources other than property taxes and less undesignated fund balance applied to the budget, the total amount raised by property taxes is projected to rise by $174,617, an increase of 1.2-percent. “We were greatly impressed with the budget that was presented by the Commission,” said Representative Elaine Swinford of Barnstead. Less so Worsman, who began by recommending eliminating $6,858 for pastoral services rendered by a Protestant minister and Catholic priest at the nursing home. She suggested the Courtney Marshall, the administrator of the nursing home, could enlist volunteers to offer equivalent services. Representative Peter Bolster, a retired pastor, said that a number of local clergy volunteer, but the pastors coordinate and administer their activities. “It’s a very small amount of money,” he said, noting that in addition to pastoral care they perform administrative functions. Worsman turned to food, noting that the food budget feeds not only residents of the nursing home and inmates of the jail but also employees. “I don’t know of any location where employees get a free meal,” she said,

proposing that employees be charged $3 for a $2 meal, which would return $224,000 in revenue to the county. County Administrator Debra Shackett explained that apart from the employees of the nursing home, fewer than ten employees eat there. She said that employees of the nursing home are fed because they have a half-hour for their meal and are constantly on call. Overtime, budgeted at $170,000, came next on Worsman’s list. She suggested reducing the line item by $20,000. Marshall explained that most of the overtime budget applied to staff at the nursing home whose shifts do not overlap. Nurses routinely work as much as a half-hour beyond their shift completing paperwork and informing the next shift of the circumstances affecting residents. “I’ve worked in a nursing home,” said Swinford, “and I’ll defend that half-hour.” Worsman also recommended funding all outside agencies at 2011 levels and eliminating the $75,000 appropriated for the Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) as well as funding for family planning services offered by the BelknapMerrimack County Community Action Program. Bolster challenged what he called “cutting back services the county would have to provide at greater expense. That’s the rationale,” he said, “and I’m sticking to it.” Worsman said that when the BCEDC was established the funding from the county was “seed money” and called for an end to the subsidy. Representative Alida Millham replied that the expectation that the organization would become self-supporting proved unrealistic. She was echoed by Representatives Harry Accornero, Bob Greemore and Frank Tilton. “They can’t fund themselves,” Greemore remarked. “I don’t see how you change that. Are you going to effective and alive or go by the wayside?” he asked. “I’ve seen the work they’ve done,” said Tilton. “I don’t think we should even be having much of a discussion.” A public hearing on the 2012 county budget is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the county complex on North Main Street.

HAZING from page 3 Lohse did not specify in his column whether all alleged abuses occurred in 2009 or later, and he declined to comment Monday, citing an agreement with another publication., a blog written by former students about the college, obtained a copy of the letter notifying Lohse of the charges against him. According to the letter, Lohse is accused of threatening physical harm to new fraternity members, putting other students in fear for their safety and/or engaging in hazing during the fall 2011 term. He also is accused of providing alcohol to underage students, providing drugs and/or providing alcohol to obviously intoxicated individuals during the same time period. The charges filed were identical for the other individuals, “even though Lohse’s tale does not describe them as engaged in the same activities,” said Mahoney, who said students have been

charged “without a shred of real evidence.” Administrators, he suggested, are panicking in the face of bad press. “We do know that Dartmouth has come in for a lot of bad publicity because of Lohse’s allegations. We hope Dartmouth’s administration will focus on the evidence rather than on a public relations strategy,” he said. Johnson, the college administrator, strongly denied both Lohse’s allegation that the college failed to act on his initial complaints and Mahoney’s suggestion that the recent charges were brought to quell criticism. “When we get detailed, specific information regarding hazing or any other violation of our code, we act,” she said. “This isn’t a witch hunt, nor are we sitting on our hands.” She said the administration already had been working hard to tackle the issue of hazing and was not simply responding to the recent allegations and faculty pressure.


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GILFORD from page one “Skip” Murphy who finished fourth in a nine-way race where only the top three vote getters would get into office. Returning for her second consecutive term is top vote getter Phyllis Corrigan with 886. Joining her is Richard “Rags” Grenier who got 857 votes and Alan Voivod who got 671. Grenier served on the Budget Committee in the 1980s. The fifth highest vote getter was Barbara Aichinger - an outspoken opponent of government

spending and the lead sponsor of five petitioned warrant articles, one of which would have capped the amount of money the town could raise from property taxes at zero percent. Aichinger got 547 votes despite a challenge to her residency status that has yet to be decided by the Supervisors of the Checklist. Going down in overwhelming defeat were the other three petitioned warrant articles that would have given the default budget preparation to the Budget Commitsee next page

MEREDITH from page one while incumbent Peter Brothers was easily reelected and the top vote getter with 619 votes. ‘’I am ecstatic. The entire town is happy and very ecstatic. Meredith has spoken’’ said Horne, who added that she was “raring to go’’ in her new position as selectman. ‘’One of the nicest things about the local race is that it’s non-partisan,’’ said Horne, a Democrat who lost a bid for a seat in the New Hampshire House in

2010. Worsman, a conservative Republican, was one of the two victors in that race. Worsman had campaigned on her record as a fiscal conservative and experience on the board while Horne touted her professional experience as the head of Grand View Home Inspections LLC and said that her skills matched the challenges that the town faces in safeguarding the water quality of Lake Waukewan and implementing the recommendations of the Energy Committee. — Roger Amsden

5 VOTES from page one the project by a margin of 179 in favor and 81 against. The majority of 68.8-percent was a mere five votes more than the two-thirds required to carry the motion. John Jordan of West Center Harbor said that spending for the police department was already “out of control and this is no time to be talking about spending more money.” He questioned the need for a larger police department, declaring “I don’t approve of a bathroom for Mark Chase (police chief) to brush his teeth and shave in.” Jordan was echoed by Derek Kline, whose father Duke has been an outspoken critic of the project, who claimed that it was nothing more than an expansion of the police department that left other town offices with less space. Likewise, he charged that by stating that the quarters assigned to the police department failed to comply with state regulations the Board of Selectmen and Building Committee misrepresented the facts. “They have rubber-stamped wants in the guise of needs,” he said. Selectman Charlie Hanson dismissed Kline’s claim that the plan reduced the space allocated to other town officials, explaining that shared offices will be replaced with individual offices. “I came here last year vehemently opposed to building a $1.3-million police station somewhere down Route 25,” said Eric Strapp, “and I asked about expanding this building.” He said at the time the selectmen believed the cost of expanding and renovating the Town Hall would be prohibitive. “But, they have done a wonderful job,” he declared. “This is money well spent

and I am strongly in favor of the motion.” Chuck Burns, who served as a selectmen for 12 years, reminded the meeting that “the selectmen have given this body exactly what they asked for last year. Vote for it!” The plan calls for adding 3,284-square-feet — 2,377-square-feet at the front and 907-square-feet at the back — and reconfiguring and renovating another 1,940-square-feet of the building. Most of the additional space would be created by bringing the wing housing the town offices and meeting room flush with the apparatus bay of the fire department. The police department, which operates from a single room of 947 square feet will occupy 2,450 square feet while the space housing the town offices will expand from 1,800 square feet to 2,350 square feet. Officials that currently share space will have offices of their own. The Cary Mead Room will also be enlarged by 50-percent, from 611 square feet to 931 square feet and be fitted with a divider to host two simultaneous meetings. Meredith Village Savings Bank has offered a 10-year note for $860,000 bearing an interest rate of 2.15-percent, which represents annual principal and interest payments of $96,115. Moreover, the bank will rewrite an outstanding borrowing of $520,000 for a sewer project bearing interest of 4.89-percent at the lower interest rate. The balance of the cost of the project consists of $108,000 drawn from the Public Safety Facility Capital Reserve Fund, $126,347 from the undesignated fund balance and $7,777 from the Land Use Change Tax Fund.

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BELMONT - Voters said no to single-stream recycling by a two-to-one margin also defeating the line item that would have created a place holder for money for curbside recycling if single-stream had passed. Selectmen were torn about supporting singlestream recycling this year because the recycling facility in Penacook is not scheduled to go on line until the end of 2012. In the end, while selectmen supported the payper-throw approach, voters were clearly not ready to make the transition. Ruth Mooney is the town’s newest selectman, garnering 451 votes to challenger George Condodemetraky 193 votes. A third challenger Chris White got 48 votes. Tina Fleming joins incumbent Budget Committee members with Mark Roberts, Ward Peterson and Tonyel Mitchell-Berry. The proposed town operating budget of $6,921,955

passed by a 363-to-290 margin and voters approved spending $220,000 to match a state grant that will replace the underground water and sewer lines in the Village District. Voters also supported bonding $1.5 million for the replacement of five sewer pump stations. The vote needed to pass by a 3/5 or 60 percent margin. With 657 casting votes, 409 said “yes” giving the sewer pumps a narrow nod. The bond will be repaid by the sewer users. Voters also overwhelmingly supported spending the $262,136 for the operation of the town’s water and sewer system also to be paid for by users. Although Condodemtraky lost his bid for selectmen, the petition warrant article he sponsored to direct the Planning Board to create a comprehensive long-term growth program in a effort to stabilize the tax rate passed by about 180 votes. Condometraky’s second petitioned warrant article to restrict all spending including warrant articles to the same amount as 2011 failed by seven votes, with 318 voting “yes” and 325 voting “no.” see next page

MEREDITH — Incumbent Lisa Merrill handily retained her seat on the Inter-Lakes School Board, defeating challenger Rebecca Alosa 925-563. Alosa, who had resigned her seat as a Center Harbor member of the school board when she moved to Meredith last summer, polled relatively well in

Meredith, trailing Merrill 471-422. But big margins for Merrill in Sandwich, 230-50, and Center Harbor, 224-91 sealed the victory for her. Incumbent Sally Whalen was unopposed for a seat from Center Harbor and John Martin faced no opposition in Sandwich.

from preceding page tee, made non-union contracts subject to voter approval and changed the voting date from March to May. Aichinger’s petitioned article to change various provisions to the non-union employees had a little more support but still failed by a vote of 618 for to 989 against. The petitioned warrant articles all failed although the zero percent tax cap was supported by 605 of the 1,600 people who voted yesterday. With the exception of the fire truck, which was defeated with 905 voted against and 709 voting for it, Gilford‘s voters were in a spending mood, saying “yes” to all of the outside agencies despite both the Selectmen and the Budget Committee voting not to recommend funding them. In the four-way race for Library Trustee, Daryl Thompson and John P. “Jack” LaCombe defeated

Leon Albushies and Joe Hoffman. Incumbent Selectman John O’Brien will return for a second three-year term. The operating budget passed by a vote of 1,282 to 290. On the School district side, incumbents Sue Allen and Kurt Webber will return to the School Board while challenger Doug Lambert will sit this one out. Allen was the top vote getter with 1,100 votes while Webber got 972 and Lambert got 640. The school district’s collective bargaining agreement with the teachers was passed by an almost four-to-one margin as was the school district’s operating budget, but the middle school and high school lighting project failed by a vote of 998 against to 614 in support. The school district $24 million operating budget passed by a 1,391-to-428 vote margin. Of the 5,252 registered voters, 1,682 or nearly 32 percent voted in yesterday’s election.


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Jeannette Stewart returns as selectmen, Phil Preston beats Sandra Coleman in Ashland elections ASHLAND - Jeanette Stewart will return for another three-year term as selectman, defeating challnger Frances Newton by a vote of 242 to 152. In a write-in candidacy, Phil Preston defeated Sandra Coleman for the one-year vacancy on the board of Selectman by a vote of 201 to 183.

Incumbent Town Clerk Tax Collector Patricia Tucker defeated Sherrie Downing by a vote of 334 to 98. John Hughes defeated Gordon McCormack Jr. for Water and Sewer Commissioner by a vote of 189 and 169.

HUOT from page one In other words, with the QZAB the budget for the project grew from $9.5-million to $13.6-million, of which the school district will borrow $3.9-million, or 28-percent, and retire, without interest, in 17 annual payments of $229,412. In addition, Champlin said that $628,000, the balance remaining in the school facilities account, and $300,000, drawn from the district’s contingency account this year and next, would be added to the budget, bringing the total to $14,559,000. The available funds, Champlin told the council, would be sufficient to construct 32,000 square-feet of new space and renovate existing space to house the Huot Center, replace the boilers and the roof at the high school and relocate the football field with an artifical surface. However, Champlin explained that the committee planning the project preferred a more expansive plan for the playing fields and hoped to outfit a suite of new science laboratories in the 22,000 square feet vacated by the Huot Center. He said the committee intends to seek private contributions to meet the additional costs, which could reach $1.5-million. The budget includes one plan, called Plan B, that would move the field slightly towards the east by excavating part of the hill at the foot of Bobotas Field, creating additional parking for about 100 cars behind the high school, but leaving the steep section of the hill near intact. But, the committee prefers plan A2 that calls for radically altering the terrain east of the football field by removing the hill and creating two terraces stretching from the rear of the school building to the far side of Bobotas Field, which is in Gilford. The first 350 feet between the school building and first terrace would be divided between a parking lot with spaces for 140 vehicles and a green space of 35,000-square-feet. A berm would divide the parking area and green space from the first terrace, which would hold the football field. The bleachers, press box and concession stand would be on the west sideline with lawn seating along the east sideline on the slope between the gridiron and second terrace. Practice fields would be delineated on the second terrace. Champlin said that the cost of the artificial surface, lighting and bleachers would be the same for both plans. But, A2 requires far more extensive earthwork, the cost of which will depend on how much material must be removed and how far it must be transported. Meanwhile, the construction, furnishing and equipping of the science laboratories is estimated to cost $600,000. Champlin said that the project is scheduled to be put out to bid on April 7 and the bids to be opened on May 18, with the contract awarded to the low bidder. He

anticipates the bidding will be very competitive and expects the winning bid will fall below the estimated cost. Construction is scheduled to begin in June. Mayor Michael Seymour appointed City Councilors Matt Lahey (Ward 2), Henery Lipman (Ward 3) and Bob Hamel (Ward 5) to served on the Joint Building Committee, which will manage the project. They are joined by Bob Dassatti, Mal Murray and Joe Cormier of the School Board. On hearing of Lahey’s appointment, Hamel told Seymour “if Matt is going to be on it, we’ll need another councilor because he’ll vote with the School Board.” NOTES: The City Council this week voted unanimously to allow day lilies to be planted on city property throughout the city. The plantings are the handiwork of Warren Clement and the Laconia Rotary Club. Reminding the council that the club planted 5,000 tulips at Stewart Park last year, Clement said that the goal is to line the streets and grace the gateways of the city with day lilies from Belmont to Meredith. The club has donated $1,000 to start the program, which will offer lilies for sale for a dollar apiece. “When we get a $1,000, we’ll buy another 1,000 with the ultimate goal of planting 50,000,” he said, expaining the flowers would be planted between the streets and sidewalks as well as by private property owners. “How will they mow the grass?” asked Councilor Armand Bolduc (Ward 6). “Damned if I know,” Clement replied, adding arrangements would be made with the Parks and Recreation Department. . . . Kevin Dunleavy, Director of Parks and Recreation, sounded the council out on the idea of celebrating the 4th of July, which falls on a Wednesday, on the preceding Saturday, June 30. He said the committee wanted to boost participation in the parade and attendance at the carnival and feared a weekday celebration would dampen interest. The council raised no objection.

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Nora B. Bolduc, 97 LACONIA — Nora B. Bolduc, 97, of 175 Blueberry Lane and formerly of 78 Gilford Avenue and 765 Union Avenue, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center-Genesis on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was the widow of Lionel J. Bolduc who died in 1990. Mrs. Bolduc was born September 3, 1914 in Belmont, N.H., the daughter of the late Alphonse and Celina (Vaillancourt) Dutile. She was the last survivor of seven children. Mrs. Bolduc was a lifelong resident of the Belmont/Laconia area and had been employed at the Ayers Box Shop and Cormier Hosiery. She loved to cook and bake. Mrs. Bolduc was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, a lifetime member of the Dammes de Ste. Anne and a member of the St. Jean de Baptiste Society Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Claire L. Belliveau, and her husband, Phil, of Rochester; two grandchildren, James Thibodeau and his wife, Tanya, of Franklin and Denise Wilder and her husband, Mark, of Allenstown; five great-grandchildren, Chris, Cory, Trevor, Seth and Katelyn, and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Bolduc was predeceased by her five brothers, Delphis, Wilfred, Homer, Raymond and Amedee Dutile and by a sister, Yvonne Fortin. Calling hours will be held from 9:00-10:30AM on Friday, March 16, 2012 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Following the calling hours, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N. H. 03246. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Andre Bessette Parish, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N. H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.


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MOULTONBOROUGH — Todd Dillman Keyser, 38, of Moultonborough, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at his home with his loving family by his side, after fighting a long illness. Born on December 15, 1973, in Laconia, NH, he was the son of Dillman W. and Sylvia (Kelley) Keyser. Todd was raised in Moultonborough, graduating high school from the New Hampton School. A lifelong resident of Moultonborough, Todd was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, and gardening. In his younger years he engaged in Show Horsing, winning a Worldwide Championship in the Western Pleasure division in 1996. Todd was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his beloved children and wife. Todd worked as a Construction Superintendant for the Penta Corporation for many years. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Wayne and Ruth Kelley, of Meredith, and grandfather, Dillman L. Keyser, also of Meredith.

Todd is survived by his beloved wife of 12 years, Laura Heald-Keyser, of Moultonborough; three children, Nolan J., Landan D., and Adisyn F. Keyser, all of Moultonborough; parents, Dillman W. “Sonny” and Sylvia (Kelley) Keyser, of Moultonborough; grandmother, Mary Keyser, of Meredith; a brother, Kevin W. Keyser and wife Rachel, of Moultonborough; two sisters, Kelly Battles and husband Michael, of Ashland, MA, Deborah Atwell, of Meredith; mother and father in-law, Craig and Sheila Heald, of Sandwich, and three nieces, and three

nephews. A Celebration of his life will be held in the Ballroom at Church Landing on Route 3, in Meredith, on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 1:00pm through 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Keyser Children’s Trust Fund, in care of Todd and Laura Keyser at the Laconia Savings Bank. Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with arrangements.

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Groovemakers to appear at Sanbornton library party SANBORNTON — The Groovemakers, featuring Craig Jaster, Paul Bourgelais and Tim Gilmore, will be in concert at 6 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library’s Cabin Fever event this Saturday, March 17. The Groovemakers will be playing music inspired by the tropics to celebrate the end of winter and the March 20 vernal equinox. There’ll be some reggae, some steel pans, some ukulele tunes, and much more to put guests in a beach-going frame of mind. Hawaiian shirts, shades, shorts and flip-flops are all encouraged, but not required. Cribbage, backgammon and other games will be available, along with tropical-themed hors d’oeuvres and mocktails. There’ll be something for everyone, including kids’ activities, so children are also welcome. The event marks the end of the library’s silent

auction, which will conclude at 7 p.m. Donated items are already on display in the library and bids are being accepted in person, online at splnh1, or by email at This event is free and all are welcome. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Reverse mortgage workshop March 20 at PSU

PLYMOUTH — A reverse mortgage workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at a special class offered by Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and the Frost School at Plymouth State University (PSU). Denise Hubbard, a government loan specialist at MVSB with more than 18 years of experience working with reverse mortgages, will teach two sessions – one at 11 a.m., the other at 5:15 pm. Both sessions will be held in the Tower Room at PSU’s Lamson Library in Plymouth. A $3 registration fee will be charged. To register, call Linda Hammond at the Frost School at 5352868. “A reverse mortgage is a great option for a growing number of seniors who want to stay in their homes,” says Hubbard. “But anyone who is thinking about getting a reverse mortgage should carefully consider all the options and learn as much as they can about the process.’’

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John H. Merrill, Jr., 87 LACONIA — John H. Merrill, Jr., 87, of 406 Court Street and formerly of 254 Sheridan Street, Lakeport, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Mr. Merrill was born January 6, 1925 in Laconia, the son of John H. and Alice E. (Benson) Merrill. He lived in Chelmsford, Mass. before moving to Laconia eighty years ago. He attended Laconia High School, Class of 1944, and served in the U. S. Army for three years. He served in the 611th O.B.A.M. Battalion and also served in the 377th Infantry Regiment 95th Infantry Division during WWII. He had been employed by U. S. Plywood for thirty years before retiring in 1976. He was a Special Deputy Sheriff for twenty years for Belknap County, was Bailiff for the Belknap County Superior Court for ten years and was a Special Police Officer for the Belmont Police Department for two years. Mr. Merrill was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars #15030 and the American Legion WilkinsSmith Post #1. He was also was a member of AARP, SEA Retired Chapter #l, the N.H. Association of Chief of Police, the N.H. Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. and a member of the N.H. Sheriff’s Association. He was a Belknap County 4-H Leader, a founder of the

Belknap County 4-H Drum & Bugle Corp and was a Little League Coach of the Coca Cola Team for several years. Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Eleanor (Woodman) Merrill, of Laconia; a son & daughter-in-law, Bruce W. and Nancy Merrill, of Laconia; a daughter and son-in-law, Linnie M. and Steven Page, of Sandwich, N.H.; three grandchildren, Zachary S. Merrill of Providence, Rhode Island, Hillary Behnke of Riverside, California and Candice O’Clair of Drums, Pennsylvania; five great grandchildren; a sister, Donna Beaulier, and her husband, Richard, of Manchester, N.H.; two nephews and five nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Merrill was predeceased by a brother, L. Hiram Merrill, and by a sister, Dorothy Garver. There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery. The family has requested no flowers. Donations may be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 406 Court Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246 Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

Frances E. Dale, 75 GILFORD — Frances Elizabeth Dale, 75, of 7 Sargent Place died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, March 9, 2012. Mrs. Dale was born December 14, 1936 in Gilmanton, NH, the daughter of Horace and Edna (Palmer) Sargent. She lived in Gilmanton before moving to Gilford sixty-five years ago. Mrs. Dale was a CNA for twenty-five years and had been employed at the Laconia State School and Training Center and the Taylor Home before retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Laconia Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Survivors include her husband of fifty-four years, Joseph E. Dale, of Gilford; a sister, Mary Buttinelli, of California and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dale was predeceased by her brother, Louie P. Sargent.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, March 14, the 74th day of 2012. There are 292 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 14, 1962, Democrat Edward M. Kennedy officially launched in Boston his successful candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts once held by his brother, President John F. Kennedy. (Edward Kennedy served in the Senate for nearly 47 years.) On this date: In 1743, a memorial service was held at Faneuil (FAN’-yul) Hall in Boston honoring Peter Faneuil, who had donated the building bearing his name. In 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized America’s cotton industry. In 1885, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “The Mikado” premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London. In 1900, Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act. In 1923, President Warren G. Harding became the first chief executive to file an income tax report. In 1932, photography pioneer George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Co., died by his own hand at age 77 in Rochester, N.Y. In 1939, the republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation of Czech areas and the separation of Slovakia. In 1951, during the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul (sohl). In 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentenced him to death. (Both the conviction and death sentence were later overturned, but Ruby died before he could be retried.) In 1967, the body of President John F. Kennedy was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1980, a LOT Polish Airlines jet crashed while attempting to land in Warsaw, killing all 87 people aboard, including 22 members of a U.S. amateur boxing team. One year ago: In the wake of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami and mounting nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama said he had offered the Japanese government any assistance the United States could provide. Today’s Birthdays: Former astronaut Frank Borman is 84. Singer Phil Phillips is 81. Actor Michael Caine is 79. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 79. Former astronaut Eugene Cernan is 78. Actor Raymond J. Barry is 73. Movie director Wolfgang Petersen is 71. Country singer Michael Martin Murphey is 67. Rock musician Walt Parazaider is 67. Actor Steve Kanaly is 66. Comedian Billy Crystal is 64. Country singer Jann Browne is 58. Actor Adrian Zmed is 58. Prince Albert II, the ruler of Monaco, is 54. Actress Laila Robins is 53. Actress Tamara Tunie is 53. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald is 51. Producer-director-writer Kevin Williamson is 47. Actor Gary Anthony Williams is 46. Actress Megan Follows is 44. Rock musician Michael Bland is 43. Country singer Kristian Bush is 42. Rock musician Derrick is 40. Actress Grace Park is 38. Actor Jake Fogelnest is 33. Actor Chris Klein is 33. Actress Kate Maberly is 30. Singermusician Taylor Hanson is 29.




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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Open House at Lakeland School in Meredith. 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 40 Meredith Center Road. Independent education for children in preschool through grade 8. For more information call 279-5680. Belknap County Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Shang-Hai Restaurant on South Main Street in Laconia. Optional social and buffet dinner time at 5:30. Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5:30 p.m. at Biederman’s Deli at 83 Main Street. Free Mom & Me movie at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. “Peter Pan” at 11;30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Storytime at the Gilford Public library. 10:30 to 11:15 p.m. Songs, a story and a craft to take home for ages 305. Sign-up required. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Help on first-come, first-served basis for library card holders. 20-minute limit if others are waiting. Shamrocks on Parade - St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, songs and games for children 3-5. Magazines and newspapers online at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Read via the library website. Sign-up at main desk. Forever Irish concert presented by the Putnam Fund. 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Laconia. Andy Cooney and the Irish Sopranos will perform. Admission is free and on a first-come, first-seated basis.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 911 system explained at Guys’ Night Out at Gilford Community Church. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Cost is $10 Reservations should be made by calling 524-6057. Information session for Lakes Region Flag Football League. Meredith Community Center. Youth information is 5:30 to 7 p.m., adult league information is 7 to 8 p.m. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30.

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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: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

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Raymond A. Laplante, Jr., 80 LACONIA — Raymond A. Laplante, Jr., 80, of 636 Benton Drive, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Mr. Laplante was born May 2, 1931 in Franklin, the son of Beatrice (Lacasse) and Raymond A. Laplante, Sr. He was a resident of Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School in 1949. He enjoyed getting together for luncheons with his former classmates. Mr. Laplante served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. He resided in Stoughton, Mass. for many years before moving to Laconia twelve years ago. He had been employed in the banking business in the Boston Area for many years. Mr. Laplante was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Survivors include two brothers, Roger Laplante of Chicopee, Mass. and Reginald Laplante of Franklin, N.H.; a sister, Jeanne A. Perry, of Laconia; nine nephews; fives nieces and his loving dog, Shultz. In addition to his parents, Mr. Laplante was predeceased by a brother, Robert Laplante, a nephew, Edward Laplante, and by a

brother-in-law, Robert A. Perry. A calling hour will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 9:3010:30AM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH at 11:00AM Burial will follow at 1:00PM in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Raymond A. Laplante, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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Florence L. ‘Betty’Alexander, 80

BELMONT — Florence L. “Betty” Alexander, 80, of 171 Province Road, died suddenly at her home on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was the widow of Charles L. Alexander who died in 2003. Mrs. Alexander was born August 22, 1931 in Laconia, N. H. the daughter of the late William and Annie (Rollins) Dame. She was a lifetime resident of the Lakes Region. Mrs. Alexander loved the TLC Medical Day Care For Adults in Concord. She loved being with her family and enjoyed playing cards and gardening. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Fendley, and her husband, Jeff, of Belmont; a son, Ralph Alexander, and his wife, Mary, of Lakeport; five grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; three sisters, Marion Fogg of Laconia, Alice Dame of Lakeport and Shirley Hurd and her husband, Norman, of Winnisquam; two brothers, Kenneth Dame and his wife, Pam, of Tilton and Richard Dame and his wife, Joyce, of Sarasota, Florida and many nephews and nieces. Besides

her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5:00-7:-00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Memorial Service will follow the calling hour at 7:00PM also at the Funeral Home. Dr. Festus Kilonzo Kavale, Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Lakes Region General Hospital, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. at a later date. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the TLC Medical Day Care For Adults, 211 Loudon Road, Courtyard Square, Concord, NH 03301. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society will offer $10,000 in prizes in two super sessions at the Funspot Bingo Hall on Saturday, March 17. There will be three winner take all games and there is a $2,400 prize in carryover coverall game. Doors open at 2 p.m. and there will be pull tab tickets on sale for Big Dog

Jackpot which offers $1,500 and Jackpot Mountain which offers $500. The early session games start at 4:30 p.m. with the regular session game getting underway at 6:45 p.m. Bingo computers are available for rent. Package pricing starts at $13 for early session and $25 for late session.

MEREDITH — The Sons of the American Legion Post 33 will be holding a Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday, March 17 from 6-8 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage will be served, with all the fixings.

Dancing will follow from 8 to midnight. Music will be provided by DJ Jim Hurd. Cost is $7 per person, $10 per couple. It is a non-smoking event. All proceeds will benefit David’s House at Dartmouth Hitchcock.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $10,000 in prizes at Funspot Bingo Hall Saint André Bessette Parish

LACONIA — The St. André Bessette Roman Catholic Parish of Laconia, Lakeport and Gilford is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall (gym). A complete corned beef dinner will be served. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and

$5 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free. To reserve tickets or a table of 8 or more, call the parish office at 5249609 or call Armand St. Pierre at 5244786. Tickets are limited; only 325 will be sold. Tickets must be paid for and picked up in advance of the event.

LACONIA — Laconia Parks and Recreation is organizing a basketball tournament on March 23-25 at the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue. The entry fee is $75 per team. Entry forms can be obtained at the Community Center during normal office hours of 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Teams and volunteer referees are being sought for this event, which will help fund

the gym floor maintenance and repair. The deadline for submitting entry forms and fee is 4 p.m. March 15 at the Community Center office. The tourney will run from 5:30 Friday evening March 23 through Sunday afternoon until the winner is determined. Gift card prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Volunteers are being sought as referees, clock and scoreboard duties. For questions call 524-5046.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Shamrocks on Parade - St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories, songs and

games for children 3-5. Knotty Knitters at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels. Toddler Time at the Meredith Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Songs, a story and a craft to take home for children 18-36 months. Foreign Movie Night at the Meredith Public Library. 7 p.m. “The Owl and the Sparrow (PG from Vietnam) ‘Growing Small Fruit in the Backyard’ presentation by UNH County Extension Educator Kelly McAdam. 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanbornton Public Library. Workshop will focus on growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and grapes. NH Jazz presents Mike Dillon Band at Pitman’s Freight Room. 8 p.m. Dillon is a vibraphonist and percussionist known for playing across a broad range of musical platforms. $12. BYOB.

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Dear Annie: I am getting married in May. My fiance, “Stan,” didn’t like his last job, so my brother hired him. Stan has been working there for a year. I recently found out that Stan has been pulling nasty pranks on my brother. He never mentioned it to me. My brother works alone during the busiest part of the day, with the pressures from sales people, supervisors, repair people, etc. Stan works the evening shift and has a helper, but they are the only two in the building. Still, Stan is apparently upset by things my brother doesn’t get to during the day. I have seen the pictures of the pranks: cutting the fingertips off the gloves my brother uses for his work; putting spray powder and piles of wood on the chair my brother sits in. He hides tools and rags. The list is endless. I think Stan is being disrespectful and childish. I have never treated his family members with such disrespect. I am upset and disappointed. These pranks are ridiculous and uncalled for, and I am stuck in the middle. My brother is under enough stress. He hasn’t said anything to Stan, but his wife told me it takes him an additional 40 minutes every morning to find the tools that are missing and get things ready for his day. Stan is a 39-year-old man. Should I intervene or let them work this out on their own? My brother has said he doesn’t want to come to our wedding. I know he wouldn’t miss it, but I’m sad he feels this way. -- Disappointed in Pittsburgh Dear Pittsburgh: If it were up to us, there would be no wedding for your brother to miss. Stan is an immature idiot. He may think these pranks are funny, but we suspect the only reason your brother hasn’t fired him is because he is engaged to you. Tell Stan to knock it off immediately and grow up. If he has a problem with management, he should discuss it like an adult.

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He is in the military reserves and could be called up for active duty at any time. Six months ago, he did a 180-degree turn. Now I feel like I am living with an alien in my home. He has totally detached himself from me. He is an excellent father to the children, but won’t speak to me. He says if I ask him how his workday was, he will lie. His reasoning is that he does not want to put more stress on me, because I suffer from anxiety. He sees the anxiety as a weakness. He will not hug or kiss me, and intimacy is out of the question. He says he is happy “coexisting.” He refuses counseling and won’t discuss it with his family. He will not go to the doctor for a physical. I finally broke down and gave him 30 days to change. He said he wants six months. My question is: How much can a person take? We are both in our 40s. I would love to know whether other military spouses understand this. -- Lost in the USA Dear Lost: We have no idea what’s going on with your husband. Is he stressed from the possibility of being deployed? Is he seeing someone else? Is he punishing you for some reason? If he won’t address it and you are miserable, get counseling without him, and chart the best path for yourself and your children. Dear Annie: I am sorry that “Amazed in Honolulu” receives unwanted advances and inappropriate comments from male business associates. However, my gripe is about when she says the advances invariably come from “a short, older, heavyset, balding guy.” How rude to slam individuals based on physical characteristics. Shame on her. When we are born, we aren’t given the option of being short or tall, getting bald or having thick hair, etc. She’s missing out on a lot by having such a judgmental and shallow attitude. -- D.S.

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APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

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Auctions OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Auction at M a m e ’s to benefit the Inter-Lakes High School Chem-Free After Prom party. Lots of great stuff! Thursday, 3/29 at 6pm. With PK Zyla. Mame’ s, 8 Plymouth Street, Meredith.


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AVAILABLE April 1. Large 1 bedroom apt. 2nd floor, quiet street, off-street parking, furnished or not, small pets OK, walk to park & beach includes basic cable, WiFi, hot water. You pay elec. $650. 630-1250. BRISTOL- House on private lot. Two rooms for rent. $110/Week, heat & electricity included. 530-2261 FURNISHED Room with own bathroom. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

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455-0592 FRANKLIN: Quiet modern 2-Bedroom w/carport. 2ND-floor, starting at $765/Month, includes heat/hot water. Security deposit & references required. No pets. 286-4845.

LACONIA, N.H. 3 Bedroom Apartments $700.00 per Month, Utilities Not Included

2000 Dodge Van- V-6, good on gas, good condition. Come check it out! 85,000 miles. $3,700. 524-8092

MOVE IN SPECIAL Security Deposit = $700 first “ full months rent is free”

2000 Ford Taurus SL. 4 door, dark red, inspected. $2,195. 630-3482

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2002 Chevy Prizm- 90,000 miles. Good condition, have maintenance records. $3,000. 968-5179 2002 Ford Ranger Stepside. 2WD, standard 5-speed, good condition. $3,800 or best offer 533-0002


2002 Nissan Sentra R Spec-V, 4-cylinder, 6-speed, good gas mileage, $2500/obo. Call Shane 603-848-0530.

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BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week.

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FULLY furnished beautiful upscale duplex. Gunstock Acres, 2-3 bedroom. $1,300/Month-Fully furnished, $1,200/Month unfurnished. utilities included. 603-759-2895.

LACONIA- 2-Bedroom & 3-Bedroom Townhouses for rent $825/ $875. Washer/Dryer hookups. Private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C in convenient Laconia location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO.

GILFORD GREAT LOCATION 3 bedrooms. Large working garage, large yard. Close to school, downtown. $1250/ Month.

393-5756 GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1,300/monthly. Parking garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208. GILFORD April 1st. Your new 1BR lakefront apt! Private, views, w/d, fun. $725/ month 603-393-7077. GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $890/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 LACONIA - 26 Dartmouth St., low traffic area near schools, park & downtown. 1/2 of a duplex, 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, walk-out basement w/washer-dryer hookups, large open porch, level lot for outside activities & ample off street parking. On the sunny side of the house, clean w/hardwood floors. Non-smoking. $1,000/month plus heat & utilities. Call owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA - Old Mill Building. First floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath condo. Wood floors, granite, stainless steel appliances $1000 per month includes cable. Washer/dryer in unit. No smoking/ no pets 524-1799. LACONIA - Small 2BR house on large private lot. W/D hookups. $900 +utilities. 556-7905 LACONIA- Large 3 Bedroom. Sunny, washer/dryer hook-up, storage. $995/Month, first, last, + security 524-0480

LACONIAGreat downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884 LACONIA- Ranch style house. Completely renovated, 3-bedroom, 2-bath. Brick fireplace, screened in porch, front & back yards, quiet neighborhood, close to town, great for kids. $1,300/Month, includes water/sewer, electric. 603-707-1483 No Smoking/No Pets LACONIA- Spacious 2 bedroom. Laundry hook-ups, no pets, no smoking. $875/Month. photos and info. at: 528-1829 LACONIA: 2-3 bedroom on 1st floor, includes basement with laundry hookups, near hospital, $280/wk including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, LACONIA: 2BR townhouse, 1.5 bathrooms, w/d, attached garage. $1,300/month plus utilities. Call 387-7138. LACONIA: Large, sunny 3BR, first floor. $1,000/month plus utilities. Central air, washer/dryer hookup, hardwood floors, walk to the lake and downtown with space for your garden. Available June 1st. Pet friendly. Contact Heather, 998-3174. LACONIA: 1-bedroom, $135$150/ weekly includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 528-0024. LACONIA: Charming sunny small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200/week. includes heat/ hot water. 455-5569. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

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LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $165/Week, utilities included. No pets. 496-8667 or 545-9510.

TILTON- Large 1 bedroom. Newly renovated kitchen. Features washer/dryer, dishwasher, attached greenhouse. $750/Month including utilities. No dogs. 524-7315

AMAZING FOUR WHEELER DEAL! 2012 Polaris Sportsman HO with brand new trailer. Both never used! Title, Warranty, Manuals. Sell both for $6500 or four wheeler for $5800, trailer for $800. NEED TO SELL! 603-387-2630.

FIREWOOD Kiln dried, 16 inch cut and split, $300 a cord or half a cord $200, clean, no bugs, incl free bag of kindling and delivery. Early Bird Farm. 435-9385


AUTOMOTIVE Reconditioner / Detailer: Must have experience & valid NH drivers license. Competitive pay. Call for interview, 524-4200.

LAKEPORT Tiny one-bedroom, first floor, 1-car parking, lake view, $125/week. No utilities-No smoking, No dogs. references and credit check a must, leave message for Rob. 617-529-1838. LAKEPORT- Freshly painted, big 5-room, 2-bedroom apartment with lake view. Includes washer/dryer, hardwood floors, cabinet kitchen, 2 car parking, plowing and landscaping. Huge, bright and sunny master bedroom overlooking lake. Section 8 approved. $185/Week + 4-week security deposit. No utilities, no dogs, no smoking. Proper I.D., credit check and background check required. Showings on Friday only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838 LITTLE HOUSE, Ashland. This guesthouse is tiny, but cozy. Climb up ships ladder to 2 small bedrooms. Bath has shower only. Nice porch. All utilities included plus basic cable & internet. $175/wk or $750/mo, plus security deposit. References. No pets, non smokers ONLY. 968-7800 MEREDITH lakefront studio, utilities included, no pets, no smokers, single person, $850/mo. Call 279-1472.

Newly Renovated Apartments, Meredith, NH New two bedroom apartment: $1,1050/month, New three bedroom apartment: $1,150 /month. Great parking, close to town, brand new appliances heat and air conditioning included in rent. Call for more information and appointment to see. Joyce Janitorial Service 603-524-8533

TILTONUPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $630/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Rent-Commercial LACONIA - 1,200 Sq. Ft. of light and airy 1st class, 2nd floor professional office space with exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings; in downtown overlooking the Winnipesaukee River and Rotary Park in the Historic Belknap Mill. $1,400/mo. plus electricity and A/C. Call 524-8813 for an appointment to see.

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. (603)455-8419 or (603)267-1992.


AMMO: 30-06, 360 rounds; 16 gauge, 260 rounds; 22 cal., 1660 rounds; 12 gauge, 945 rounds; Call 496-8639 for details.

Free 36 Sq. Ft. new 8mm Laminate Oak Flooring. 88” transition strip, padding, you pick-up. 528-3878

BENJAMIN OIL LLC. 603-524-6457(oils) Number 2 heating oil C.O.D. 15 gallons $100, 20 gallons $125, 25 gallons $150, 30 gallons $175, 35 gallons $200. Laconia and surrounding areas. Hours of operation Mon. thru Fri. 6 pm - 10 pm, Sat. & Sund., 2 pm - 8 pm. Emergency service available.

LOCATION LOCATION. If your business needs exposure this may be your perfect fit. Real estate, legal, dental, eye care, office or retail business seeking. Visibility, should take a look at this 750 sq. ft. office/store front with high traffic count and plenty of parking. Just steps away from the Common Man in Ashland. $850/mo. All utilities included. 968-7800.

FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

GREEN FIREWOOD- Cut, not split $130/cord; Cut & split $175/cord. Seasoned firewood. $250. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416.

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

CARE AND COMFORT NURSING Immediate openings for LNA, LPN and RN. 528-5020 or fax resume 528-0352.

CBH Landscape Contractors, LLC Looking for Landscape Maintenance Foreman & Crew Members to finish the winter season and continue into the summer. Valid NH drivers license & Positive attitude required.

Call 528-6126 for Appointment

PANAMAX M5400-PM Voltage Regulator for home audio/theater. 11 outlets. $450. 496-8639.

MEREDITH Great Location! 31 Foundry Ave. Off Route 104

(Behind Olde Province Common)

1,500 Sq. Ft. with 17’ ceiling & 14’ overhead door. Partial 2nd level balcony space. Finished office cubicle on 1st floor. Perfect for graphic, woodworking, artistry, retail, storage, etc.

$750/Month + Utilities 279-0142 (Business) 677-2298 (Cell)

For Sale

COMPUTER $80, Printer $15 Excellent 524-6815.

Eli’s Attic

355 Central Street, Franklin All your household & family needs with prices that are hard to beat. All kids clothes size 0 thru 20 youth just 2 bucks top & 2 bucks bottoms regardless of brand All Day Every Day

Wed. - Sat. 10am-6pm 630-9664

YAMAHA Integrated Power Mixer (PA System), 400 watts, $100; COMMUNITY Bass Bin Subwoofers, 2 available, $100 each or $175/pair; SONY6-Disc CD Changer for Home Stereo, $90. 393-7786.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.

(12) 10ft. Environmental tubes for septic system, includes clips, $500. (603)937-0478. 4-Goodyear Eagle Performance Touring all season tires. 225/60R16. Lightly used. $300 or best offer. 279-3980 90-GALLON Marine Fish Tank: Includes light, skimmer, pumps, live rock and fish! $800. 968-7941 or 986-3540.

Call Now To Apply

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

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at 40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income.

TEMPORARY/SEASONAL The City of Laconia Parks & Recreation Department is seeking Temporary/Seasonal employees in the following areas for the 2012 summer season: •

Maintenance - Must be 18/Some weekends required/Experience preferred.

Lifeguards - Weekends required

Application forms may be obtained at the Parks & Recreation Office: 306 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Wednesday, March 14, 2012— Page 19

NH Jewish Film Festival runs March 17-25 at Laconia Rehabilitation venues in Manchester, Concord & Merrimack Center hosting breakfast MANCHESTER — The 4th annual New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival opens on Saturday, March 17 and will continue through to the following Sunday, March 25. Sponsored by the generous support of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, statewide corporate sponsors, and individual donors, (Friends of the Festival), the festival will have its opening Gala at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. It will then continue to showcase ten films at venues including Red River Theatres in Concord, Cinemagic Stadium Theaters in Merrimack, and at the Jewish Federation building in Manchester. The week-long festival opens with an elegant Gala evening at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. Beginning at 8 p.m., guests will screen, “An Article of Hope,” an award winning film. The film’s producer/director, Dan Cohen, will be the guest speaker at the event. Cohen is a six time regional

Emmy award winning veteran of live and postproduction television. Attendees will enjoy a dessert and wine reception in the Museum’s Winter Garden. They will also have the opportunity to view the Currier’s current art exhibit, A New Vision: Modernist Photography . For the second year, the children’s program, Shalom Sesame Street, will be included in the festival. Two brand new films, Welcome to Israel and Shabbat Shalom Grover, will show on Sunday,March 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jewish Federation building in Manchester. The additional films presented for the festival, all selected by a dedicated group of Film Festival Screening Committee members, will include award winning selections: Restoration, Nicky’s Family, My Brother’s Keeper, Connected, Brothers, Names of Love, My So Called Enemy and Yankles. To learn more about each film and scheduling, go to www.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Roommate Wanted



MEREDITH Area: Room for rent, $125/week, includes everything. (603)937-0478.

SUMMER CAMPS Lakes Region, NH Letter & Resume to:

Now accepting applications for a water filtration mechanic. Applicant must have good plumbing skills, ability to plan & complete the installation of water filters, softeners, reverse osmosis systems, and radon filters. Must have a clean appearance and the ability to speak with customers. Please apply in person. Gilford Well Company. 1440 Lakeshore Rd. Gilford, NH

Instruction DRUM Lessons taught by experienced instructor. All ages/levels. Very reasonable rates. Call 603.520.5671 for Jared Steer


bar and presentation about healthy food choices

LACONIA — Laconia Rehabilitation Center, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, will host a breakfast bar and speaker event on Wednesday, March 21 from 8-9 a.m. Registered dietitian Ashley Harvey, RD LD, will discuss small changes that can equal big weight loss as well as healthy diet choices to the attendees. In addition, a free breakfast bar will be available – featuring heart healthy foods such as hot oatmeal, muffins, an omelet station and whole wheat pancakes. RSVP for this event to Pam Sharrio at the American Heart Association, call (603) 518-1559 or email




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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted


on private trout pond. FFF certified casting instructor. Gift cert. available. (603)356-6240.

Creative Organization Get a jump on spring cleaning and spend your summer having fun! 387-2536

Private piano lessons for beginners of all ages. Contact m. Studio information: MOWING CREW help wanted Experienced with clean driving record. Please call Bruces Landscaping 279-5909 A Drug-Free Environment


QS&L Builders. Roofing, decks and more. 15 years experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 603-832-3850



Interior/Exterior Since 1982 ~ Fully Insured

Paper Hanging

279-5755 630-8333 Bus.

PLATINUM Salon and Spa is looking for an experienced stylist with clientele to join our team. Call 524-7724.


Professional Painting Affordable price. Michael Marcotte 455-6296

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

Autos-Boats-Bikes-RV’S Get Early Bird Specials SAVE MONEY NOW!



Fast growing, small publisher in North Conway needs experienced print & web ad sales person. Full/ part-time, territory from Lakes Region to Canadian Border. Make your own schedule for new and existing accounts. Salary plus commission. Equity position potential for the right person. Resume and references required. (603)356-7011.

SUPPORT PROVIDER Looking for an energetic caring patient person to assist a friendly young man to have a meaningful day for 30 hours a week. Do you like to swim? workout? attend musical events? enjoy sports? If so, this job could be for you! Hours are 7:30-11:00am M-F with some flexibility for the additional 13 hours to scheduled, afternoons, weekends, or some evenings. $12.00/hour wage plus mileage! Must have reliable transportation and be fully insured. Non-smokers living close to the Meredith area only please. Call 603-279-4021 Don't delay!

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade

Storage Space

Recreation Vehicles

GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage. $170 monthly. 781-710-2208.

2005 Four Winds Chateau 31P Class C Motorhome. 10,909 miles. $38,500 OBO. (603)387-2950 or

WANTED Immediately. Washer/ electric dryer in good working condition. 630-1250.

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


Roommate Wanted

Yard Sale

LACONIA 2-roomates wanted clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, must see, will go fast. $110-130/week. 455-2014

COMMUNITY INDOOR YARD SALE. Friday, March 16, 2012, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 80 Bean Road, Moultonboro, N.H.

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FREE 39” Flat Screen TV


with the purchase of a new Toyota Ford or Hyundai*

Must present coupon upon arrival at dealership

603-524-4922 | 59 Bisson Avenue Laconia, NH SALES HOURS: MON-FRI 8am - 7pm & SAT 8am - 5pm






























MSRP........................................ $18,974 Irwin Discount........................... $1,734 MFG Rebate............................... $500 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $25,052 Irwin Discount........................... $1,927 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $23,869 Irwin Discount........................... $2,391 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $25,424 Irwin Discount........................... $2,082 MFG Rebate............................... $750 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999







231 $214







298 $299






RAV4 4X4

225 $280






219 $291



59 Bisson Avenue Laconia, NH SALES HOURS: MON-FRI 8am - 7pm & SAT 8am - 5pm






























MSRP........................................ $19,290 Irwin Discount........................... $1,455 MFG Rebate............................... $2,000 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $23,625 Irwin Discount........................... $1,994 MFG Rebate............................... $2,000 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $28,635 Irwin Discount........................... $2,510 MFG Rebate............................... $2,500 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $39,350 Irwin Discount........................... $5,475 MFG Rebate............................... $2,500 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999







188 $195






225 $254






259 $305







346 $415



446 Union Avenue Laconia, NH SALES HOURS: MON-THUR 8am - 7pm FRI 8am - 6pm SAT 8am - 5pm & SUN 11am - 3pm




























STK# HCt467





MSRP........................................ $16,895 Irwin Discount........................... $1,000 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $19,235 Irwin Discount........................... $1,240 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $21,835 Irwin Discount........................... $2,036 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999

MSRP........................................ $26,310 Irwin Discount........................... $2,815 Cash or Trade Equity................ $1,999






166 $199







189 $229







199 $257







279 $309




The Laconia Daily Sun, March 14, 2012  

The Laconia Daily Sun, March 14, 2012

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