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Year-Round Library says it will be out of money by November By gAil oBeR


GILMANTON — The Year-Round Library board announced yesterday that it has only enough money on hand to keep the facility open for another eight months. Citing the voters’ Tuesday decision not to appropriate $45,000 in tax money that helps offset $70,500 in annual operations costs, a media release issued yesterday said the library has enough money raised through donations and fundraising to operate until November. The board asks interested members of the community to join them at a meeting on March 28 at the library at 7 p.m. to discuss the future fund-raising ideas. The library opened in 2009 and since then funding its operations has been a divisive and contentious topic — often coming to a head at Gilmanton’s Annual Town Meeting. Although the voters have narrowly chosen to fund a portion of the operating costs though an annual petitioned warrant article over the past three years — some in town said the YearRound Library Board see LiBrary page 4

Armand Bolduc stokes the fire under the evaporator at the Bolduc Farm in Gilford, which has already surpassed last year’s maple syrup production and is on pace to have a very good year. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

Productive start to maple syrup season By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — With a weekend of ideal weather for making maple syrup Bolduc Farm has already surpassed last year’s syrup production, and, if the same kind of weather holds for the next few weeks, is on pace for a very good year. ‘’We only made 34 gallons last year but we already passed that on Saturday when we were up to about 40 gallons.’’ said

Ernie Bolduc, who will turn 80 in a few months and has been helping make syrup at the farm for about 70 years. Bolduc noted that the last good year for the farm was in 2011, when it made 102 gallons in a winter that was very similar to this year in terms of snowfall. ‘’We didn’t even have our first boil until March 16 that year.’’ says Bolduc, whose many years of experience have taught him that it’s all up to Mother Nature and

that it doesn’t make much sense to venture predictions based on early season results. ‘’You never really know how it’s going to end up,’’ says Bolduc. He says the season usually begins in mid-to-late February and can last to midApril, about six weeks. Ideal sap-producing weather involves cool nights with temperatures in the 20s and warm, sunny see SyrUP page 11

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On 1st day of papacy, Pope Francis pays his own bill

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On his first day as shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Francis picked up his luggage at a Vatican hotel, personally thanked each member of the staff and even paid his own bill. Then, at his first Mass, he delivered a short, unscripted homily — in Italian, not the Latin of his predecessor — holding the cardinals who elected him responsible for keeping the church strong. Pope for barely 12 hours, Francis brushed off years of tradition and formality Thursday with a remarkable break in style that sent a clear message that his papacy is poised to reject many of the trappings enjoyed by nowretired Benedict XVI. That was hardly out of character for Francis. For years, as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Argentine pastor took the bus to work, kissed the feet of AIDS patients and prayed with former prostitutes, eschewing the luxurious residence that would have been his due as archbishop of Buenos Aires. see POPE page 4

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N.H. Senate passes casino bill; House chances slim CONCORD (AP) — The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill legalizing construction of one casino in New Hampshire, but the bill faces a more difficult test in the House which has repeatedly rejected similar gambling legislation. The bill to legalize up to 5,000 video slots and 150 table games passed 16-8, with bipartisan support from nine Democrats and seven Republicans. Sen. David Watters, D-Dover, had opposed expanded gambling during two terms in the House, but was among a number of senators to have a change of heart. “This vote for me is not about whether in some hypothetical vision of New Hampshire I like or dislike gambling,” he said. “This vote is about ... a state that needs education funding, aid to municipalities and a crucial transportation system for economic development.”

Watters and others argue that if New Hampshire wants to keep the comparative advantage that comes with having no income or sales tax, then a casino is the only viable revenue option to address the state’s needs. “Without this revenue and without beginning to restore the devastating cuts of the last budget, we will risk falling behind economically,” said Gov. Maggie Hassan in a statement. Hassan included $80 million in licensing fees in her budget to pressure lawmakers to approve a casino. She warned House lawmakers that if New Hampshire doesn’t act to legalize a casino the state will lose $75 million each year to Massachusetts, which recently legalized three casinos and a slots parlor. But don’t bet on the House going along easily. Though the state Senate has passed

casino legislation in the past, the House has never endorsed video slots. One House committee already recommended killing two measures that would allow more than the single casino Hassan says she will support. Though the bills are not identical to the Senate bill, opponents hope to send the Senate a message. Opponents object to Hassan including money in her budget from licensing fees before lawmakers agreed to legalize a casino and argue that expanded gaming is not an appropriate revenue source for New Hampshire. Former Gov. John Lynch squelched gambling supporters’ efforts during his eight years in office by questioning how it would affect quality of life. He threatened to veto a bill last year that would have legalized four casinos; that bill died in the House. see CASINO page 15

Florida vet charity owners said to have pumped $1M to politicians TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The key players behind a purported veterans charity accused of setting up illegal gambling rooms pumped more than $1 million into the campaign accounts of politicians who had the power to regulate or put them out of business. As the untaxed, barely regulated industry mushroomed into a billion-dollar industry, money went to the campaigns of governors in Florida and North Carolina as well as dozens of state legislators, and

state political parties. “They certainly were involved in the process there’s no doubt about that,” said Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, who himself received a $500 check from one of the companies involved. An Associated Press review of contributions showed more than $1 million went into Florida campaign accounts from 2009-2012 and more than $150,000 in North Carolina. Allied Veterans of the World ran nearly

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Software glitch delays 660k tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used to file their tax returns. The delay affects people claiming education tax credits who filed returns between Feb. 14 and Feb. 22. H&R Block, the tax preparing giant, says that some of its customers were affected but the company has resolved the problem. A limited number of other software companies have also had problems, but IRS spokeswoman Michelle Eldridge declined to name them. Turbo Tax customers were not affected, spokeswoman Julie Miller said. The IRS expects to process about 150 million tax returns from individuals, so less than 1 percent will be affected. About 6.6 million taxpayers are expected to claim the education tax credits. The software problem was on Form 8863, which is used to claim the American Opportunity credit, which provides up to $2,500 to help pay for college expenses, and the Lifetime Learning credit, which provides up to $2,000. The form includes a series of questions. On some of the questions, if the taxpayer answered “no,” the answer was left blank when the form was

electronically transmitted to the IRS. H&R Block said the forms were filled out correctly but the answers were dropped when the forms were transmitted to the IRS. “It’s important to note that the tax returns were prepared accurately. The error occurred in e-file processing,” H&R Block said in a statement. “We are communicating directly with our impacted clients to assure them that we are doing everything we can to expedite their returns.” The IRS has long had a goal of increasing the number of people who file their tax returns electronically. The agency promises faster refunds for people who file electronically and have their refunds deposited directly into bank accounts. Most taxpayers who file this way can get refunds within 21 days, the agency says. In 2012, nearly 120 million taxpayers electronically filed their federal tax returns with the IRS. That’s about 81 percent of all individual returns. Taxpayers can check the status of their refund on the agency’s “Where’s my refund?” website. The IRS says the status of a refund is only updated once a day, usually at night. Last month, the agency asked taxpayers not to check the website more than once a day because it was being overwhelmed by eager taxpayers.

TSA stands by plan to allow small knives on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers Thursday he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal. It’s unlikely in these days of hardened cockpit doors and other preventative measures that the small folding knives could be used by terrorists to take over a plane, TSA Administrator John Pistole told a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. On the other hand, searching for the knives on passengers or in their carry-on bags is time consuming, Pistole said. TSA screeners confiscate about 2,000 such knives every day, with each incident chewing up about two to three minutes, he said. “I think the decision is solid and it stands and we plan to move forward,” Pistole said. The policy, which goes into effect April 25, has sparked strong opposition from flight attendants, federal air marshals, some pilot unions, and even aviation insurers. In the hands of the wrong passengers, the knives can be used to harm flight attendants and other passengers, critics say. Several airline CEOs have also expressed qualms. Delta Air Lines chief executive Richard Anderson said in a letter to Pistole last week that he shares the “legitimate concerns” of the airline’s flight attendants. US Airways chief Doug Parker asked the TSA administrator to reconsider his position. Several members of the House committee also urged Pistole to drop the proposal, warning that if he doesn’t, Congress may take steps to block the policy change. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks there have been no incidents

in which terrorists have successfully used sharp objects to take over a plane, which suggests the current policy of keeping even small knives off planes is working, committee members said. “How does allowing sharp objects on board now accomplish maintaining the goal of having zero planes taken over?” asked Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. “I’m asking why now, and why do we want to go back?” The lack of instances in which terrorists try to use knives to take over a plane underscores that their tactics have shift to using explosive devices instead, which what TSA is devoting its energies to finding, Pistole said. He noted that the proposed policy would mostly conform U.S. regulations with international standards, which were changed in 2010 to allow these types of small knives to be carried by passengers. Yet none has been used in a terrorist incident so far, he said. Even though the agency is focused on new threats, “it doesn’t mean old threats don’t still exist,” Swalwell responded. Pistole acknowledged that the knives could be used to injure people on a plane, but he said that’s not the TSA’s responsibility. “It really comes down to the mission of TSA,” he said. “Is it to prevent disturbances by inebriated passengers on board? I don’t think so.” There are already items on board planes that can be used to harm someone, “whether it’s in first class (with) a metal knife or fork, or whether it’s a wine glass or a wine bottle that they break and use,” Pistole said. The agency is focused on identifying which passengers may have dangerous intentions rather than looking at objects that could be misused, he said.

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Mega asks recount of Inter-Lakes ballots By AdAm drApcho

MEREDITH — Chris Mega has requested a recount in the race for an open Meredith seat on the InterLakes School Board. As results came in on Tuesday night, Mark Billings was declared the winner over Mega in a close 617-596 decision. “I have requested a recount. The process is in motion,” Mega said after delivering his formal request to school district officials early on Thursday afternoon. “They’ll take it from here.” Referring to his decision to request the double-check, he said, “It’s prudent, given the narrow margin.” Bea Lewis Wheeler, clerk for the Inter-Lakes School District, said the recount will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 25, at the Humiston Building in Meredith. Per state stat-

utes, the board of recount will be comprised of the district clerk, district moderator and all members of the school board. The recount will be open to the public. During voting on Tuesday, Meredith votes were counted using machines, while Center Harbor and Sandwich count their votes by hand. All of the district votes will be tallied by hand during the recount, however. At the conclusion of the recount, there will be a five-day window during which the losing party will be able to appeal the decision to Superior Court. On Tuesday, Meredith reported that Billings had carried that town by the vote of 439 to 283. Mega was the favorite in Center Harbor, where he won 95 to 78. He was also the strong preference in Sandwich, where he beat Billings by the vote of 218-100.

LIBRARY from page one had originally promised that it would not turn to the taxpayers for operating expenses. Others in town have suggested the selectmen include the library funding in their annual operating budget but, over the years, the selectmen, comprising a variety of different people, have chosen to not to do so. Nor have they ever officially recommended for or against the article. After failing to appropriate $75,000 in 2009, a majority of voters have supported a lesser amount since but this was the first vote since the town adopted

the SB-2, or Official Ballot method of deciding town affairs and the number of votes cast on March 12 was roughly double the norm. The library support article failed 401 to 322. In 2010, in an annual Town Meeting that lasted most of the day, supporters of the funding swarmed the end of the meeting just to cast their votes for the article, which passed by 10 votes. Library directors declined to comment beyond the media release other than to say they would continue to look for donations and benefactors. Those contacted said they would have more to say after the March 28 meeting.

POPE from page 2 But now he is pope — the first from the New World and the first Jesuit — and his style both personal and liturgical is in a global spotlight. On his first day, he couldn’t have signaled a greater contrast to Benedict, the German academic who was meek and generous in person but formal and traditional in public. The differences played out Thursday in the Sistine Chapel as the 76-yearold Francis celebrated his first public Mass as pope. Whereas Benedict read a threepage discourse in Latin, Francis had a far simpler message. Speaking offthe-cuff for 10 minutes in easy Italian, he said all Catholics must “build” the church and “walk” with the faith. He urged priests to build their churches on solid foundations, warning: “What happens when children build sand castles on the beach? It all comes down.” “If we don’t proclaim Jesus, we become a pitiful NGO, not the bride of the Lord,” he said. “When we walk without the cross, and when we preach about Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord. We are mundane. We are bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but we are not disciples of the Lord.” The new style was evident even in Francis’ wardrobe. Rather than wear the new golden pectoral cross he was offered after his election Wednesday, he kept the simple crucifix of his days as bishop. He also turned down the red velvet cape that Benedict wore when he was presented to the world for the first time in 2005, choosing the simple white cassock of the papacy instead.

“It seems to me what is certain is it’s a great change of style, which for us isn’t a small thing,” Sergio Rubin, Francis’ authorized biographer, told The Associated Press. Rubin said the new pope “believes the church has to go into the streets” and be one with the people it serves and not impose its message on a society that often doesn’t want to hear it. For this reason, as Cardinal Bergoglio, “he built altars and tents in the squares of Buenos Aires, and held Masses with former prostitutes and homeless people in the street,” Rubin said. “He did this to express the closeness of the church to those who are suffering.” Rubin said he expected to see more changes — even substantive ones — once Francis gets his footing. “I think the categories of progressive and conservative are insufficient,” Rubin said. “Pope Francis is someone with a great mental openness to enter into dialogue. He is very understanding of different situations. He doesn’t like to impose.” Francis began Thursday with an early morning trip in a simple Vatican car — not the papal sedan — to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, where he prayed before an icon of the Madonna. Like many Latin American Catholics, Francis has a particular devotion to the Virgin Mary, and his visit to the St. Mary Major basilica was a reflection of that. Laying flowers on the altar, he then prayed before a Byzantine icon of Mary and the infant Jesus. “He has a great devotion to this icon of Mary, and every time he comes from see next page


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You Might Be A Unitarian Universalist If… You want to be part of a faith community where • You are free to determine your own beliefs free from any creeds or dogmas “Bridget,” an English shepherd, photographed during one of her adventures in her first year with Gilmanton resident and writer Lisa Hasler. Hasler will be visiting two local libraries this month to read from and discuss her memoir, “Bridget: The Adventures of an English Shepherd Puppy.” (Courtesy photo)

Gilmanton woman’s book tells story of her year with a puppy By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILMANTON — For her first book, Gilmanton resident Lisa Hasler decided to write a memoir of her first year with a new puppy. However, she couldn’t write “Bridget: The Adventures of an English Shepherd Puppy” without describing life on her homestead farm, her many hiking adventures with Bridget, a cross-country road trip, or how a dog owner makes room in her life for a new companion while honoring the memory of one recently passed. Hasler, who recently self-published her memoir, will be making a couple of local appearances for a reading, book signing and author’s talk. She will be at the Gilmanton Year Round Library at 1:30 p.m. on March 16. On March 21, at 6:30 p.m., she will meet readers at Laconia Public Library. “It started off as a journal,” Hasler said of her book. A health and human resources professional who has for 20 years cultivated her own food, she is hoping to transition into a writer, dog trainer and commercial farmer as a retirement vocation. Journaling was initially a writing exercise and a way to keep Bridget’s breeder in Arkansas informed of the dog’s progress. The entries chronicled Bridget’s adjustment to Hasler’s farm, with all of its chickens, cattle and vegfrom preceding page Argentina he visits this basilica,” said the Rev. Elio Montenero, who was present for the pope’s arrival. “We were surprised today because he did not announce his visit.” Francis himself had foreshadowed the visit, telling the 100,000 people packed into rain-soaked St. Peter’s Square after his election that he intended to pray to the Madonna “that she may watch over all of Rome.” The new pope, known for his work with the poor in Buenos Aires’ slums, had charmed the crowd when he emerged on the loggia and greeted

etable patches. An avid hiker and wilderness explorer, Hasler also wrote of Bridget’s adventures and new experiences throughout the region. “For a year, I wrote about Bridget,” Hasler said. During that year, Bridget attended Contra dances, began obedience training, tried agility classes and became certified as a therapy dog. The year also happened to include a road trip to the Rocky Mountains. It was after the road trip that Hasler realized that her journal might find a wider audience. In sharing the entries with acquaintances, she discovered that readers found a vicarious joy in Bridget’s adventures, cheering her on as she tracks lost cattle and shivering with her when she experiences her first New Hampshire winter. The reader also hears about how Bridget consoles a neighboring dog whose human passed away, and how she helps Hasler find a tribute for Cora, Hasler’s late bernese mountain dog who hiked all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot mountains. “For the readers, the experience is vicarious,” said Hasler. “It’s kind of experiencing what it’s like to spend a year on the farm, to take a road trip out west, to train a new puppy.” For information on how to order a copy of the book, contact Hasler at 267-7227.

them with a simple and familiar: “Brothers and sisters, good evening.” On Thursday, members of his flock were charmed again when Francis stopped by the Vatican-owned residence where he stayed before the conclave to pick up his luggage. But that wasn’t the only reason he made the detour. “He wanted to thank the personnel, people who work in this house,” said the Rev. Pawel Rytel-Andrianek, a guest at the residence. “He greeted them one by one, no rush, the whole staff, one by one.”

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Congressional Republicans might have winning hand They’re flailing. That’s the impression I get from watching Barack Obama and his White House over the past week or so. Things haven’t gone as they expected. The House Republicans were supposed to cave in on the sequester, as they did on the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the year. They would be so desperate to avoid the sequester’s mandatory defense cuts, the theory went, that they would agree to higher taxes (through closing loopholes) on high earners. But the Republicans didn’t deal. They decided to take the sequester cuts and make them the basis for a continuing resolution funding the government for the rest of the fiscal year. Obama responded by threatening all sorts of dire consequences — Head Start kids left out in the snow, airline security lines as far as the eye can see. Republicans would take the blame, the Obama folks believed. Polls showed they were far less popular than the president. Then it was announced that White House tours were cancelled. The sequester meant there wasn’t enough money to host those high school kids from Waverly, Iowa. Suddenly, it became apparent that it was Obama’s poll numbers that were falling. Not to the level of congressional Republicans’ admittedly dreadful numbers. But enough that the Quinnipiac poll — whose 2012 numbers tilted a bit toward Democrats — showed him with only 45 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval. Then the president who doesn’t like spending much time with even Democratic members of Congress suddenly invited 12 Republican senators to dinner at the Jefferson Hotel. He even paid out of his own pocket! And he invited House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and ranking Democrat Chris Van Hollen to lunch at the White House. This is the same Paul Ryan whom Obama insulted after inviting him to a presidential speech at George Washington University. Presumably the lunch was insult-free. Meanwhile, a top White House aide was dispatched to make Obama’s case to a heavily Republican audience. The message coming from the White House seems to be that Obama has made concessions, including spending cuts, and is really, sincerely interested in a grand bargain with Republicans on entitlements. He has already, the argument goes, agreed to using the chained CPI — an inflation mea-

sure that produces lower cost-of-living adjustments to entitlement and other programs. For this, he’s taken some heat from Democrats. So Republicans should understand that he is dealing in good faith and should be willing to agree to increased revenues by removing tax preferences for high earners. The Obama folks are correct in saying that Speaker John Boehner was willing to do that during the summer 2011 grand bargain negotiations. But that proposed deal did not include tax rate increases. Now that Obama extracted higher tax rates on earners over $400,000 in the fiscal cliff deal, Boehner and other Republicans insist that’s all the revenue increases they’ll agree to. This comes amid stories that Obama’s chief political goal is helping his fellow Democrats win a House majority in 2014 and as his Organizing for Action (formerly Obama for America) is still cranking out press releases about the dire effects of the sequester. It’s not unheard of for a politician to make public threats and private blandishments at the opposing party at the same time. But it is sometimes awkward. Especially if the threats and blandishments are not entirely credible. Democrats have some chance of winning the 17 seats they need for a House majority. But it’s an uphill climb. Even though Obama won 51 percent of the vote in 2012, he did not carry a majority of House districts. And there is some chance Republicans will capture the six seats they need for a Senate majority. Seven Democratic incumbents are running in states Mitt Romney carried. And the retirements of incumbent Democrats in West Virginia, Iowa and, as announced Friday, Michigan may put those seats in play. As for blandishments, Boehner is not the only Republican who has concluded that Obama is not capable of good-faith negotiating. Republicans argue that revenues are approaching the norm of 19 percent of gross domestic product and that spending needs to come down more from its historic high of 25 percent of GDP. They’re making a little bit of headway on that by accepting the sequester. Obama’s flailing seems unlikely to persuade them to change course. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)

LETTERS Pres. Obama wants no responsibility for anything that happens To the editor, Barack Obama may be our president, but he is a petty little man who cares more about his power and ideology than people. After months of attempting to blame Republicans for his sequester plan and promising dire consequences, the public didn’t buy it. They said cutting 2.3 percent from our bloated future spending plan isn’t enough, cut current spending levels by 5 percent. Like a spoiled brat, Obama wants to make people suffer for not believing his threats. So, he stops White House tours, he cuts medical care for veterans, including disabled veterans and their families, he releases thousands of criminals to prey on Americans, he goes out of his way to cause pain to others, but for a $500,000 donation to his campaign fund, he gives you a night in the Lincoln Bedroom at taxpayer expense. Obama had over a year to minimize the effects of the sequester “cuts” (which means spending only increases by $15 billion this year). Small cuts in government waste and fraud would cover all of this year’s sequester “cuts”. Skipping the golf weekend with Tiger Woods would have saved enough money to fund the White House tours for a year. Other questionable spending could be cut, e.g., $50 million for homeland security (DHS) uniforms, $250 million to Egypt, $60 million to Syrian rebels (we don’t even know), and billions for bullets, tanks and other armaments for DHS (to fight whom?).

Congress offered other alternatives. The Senate could have negotiated with one of the two House proposals. Republican Senators proposed to give the president total flexibility to choose the “cuts”. But, Obama refused them all. Obama wants the sequester to inflict pain. The administration directed in writing that cuts must not be made in a way that would reduce the pain that Obama promised. Even though he is president, Obama wants no responsibility for anything that happens. This is why he lied for so long, blaming Congress for the sequester. Despite preventing Congress from passing a budget or a sequester alternative, despite his disastrous policies that destroy jobs and drive up the costs of food, fuel, medical insurance, and other things Americans need, President Obama repeats, “Not me! Not me!” The primary jobs that Obama performs are blamer-in-chief, fund-raiserin-chief and campaigner-in-chief. His only real focus is to win the 2014 elections so that with a Democrat-controlled Congress he can force through more legislation, like ObamaCare, that the American people don’t want. The pain that Obama is unnecessarily inflicting on Americans and falsely blaming on the sequester is nothing compared to the pain he will inflict if he again has a rubber-stamp Congress. Don Ewing Meredith

Tea Party members didn’t crash the party; we were invited To the editor, I want to congratulate Roger Amsden for accurately reporting on the Lakes Region Planning Commission Open House on Thursday night, March 7. However, whoever composes your headlines was absolutely going for the shock value of what happened. Shame on that person for not knowing the facts. Your front page story headline read: Tea Party members crash Planning Commission open house. Guess what? You can only “crash” events that you’re not invited to attend. Tea Party members didn’t “crash” the event. We were formally invited to attend, and encouraged to talk to the LRPC staff at the event.

Here’s the actual text from the formal invitation: “The purpose of the Open House is to provide an opportunity for the LRPC Commissioners, local officials, and the public to meet LRPC staff and talk about the Granite State Future Project and LRPC’s ongoing planning work that will inform the development of the Lakes Region Plan.” I’ve attached a copy of the actual invitation so you can verify that quote. It would be wonderful if you did publish it so all can see that those in attendance were performing their civic duty of becoming informed about the Granite State Future. see next page

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LETTERS Don’t waste time trying to get benefits you’re not eligible for To the editor, Mr. Meade, I read with interest your latest article entitled “A few things to ponder”. Although I understand what your points are about Social Security and Medicare some of your statements are inaccurate. It was fairly obvious that you weren’t familiar with the rules and procedures for applying for SSDI. First of all, the government has not made it easier for people whose unemployment benefits have run out to get SSDI. Unemployment and SSDI are two separate agencies. Being unemployed is not a qualifying disability. In order to qualify for SSDI you must go through a very lengthy procedure and mountains of documentation to prove your disability makes you incapable of working. In most cases you will be denied the first time. And once you have been found eligible it takes another full six months before you even get your first check. If you go online and research SSDI you will find a list of qualifying disabilities/ conditions. The way you worded your statement you implied that people whose unemployment benefits had run out would be found eligible for SSDI and that just isn’t necessarily true. You must be disabled by Social Security standards to receive SSDI. I see that as one of those “someone getting something for free” ploys to make the employed have bad feelings toward the disabled — very common occurrence with conservatives. You then went on to say that these people would then, after 18 months, become eligible for Medicare and get free health care. Not true at all. It is 24 months. And Medicare is not free. Medicare has many parts to it. Part A usually costs a person nothing. They do however have to meet a deductible every year and may have to pay coinsurance for some services. And this is paid at 80 percent insurance and 20% you. Part A is the inpatient hospital insurance, inpatient nursing home care, hospice care, and home health care services. This is that portion of your paycheck over the years that has gone into Social Security. Part B is the medical portion you can PURCHASE. This is not free. You pay a premium. This covers office visits, blood, labs, doctors and services not related to inpatient care in a hospital. In 2013 people with Part B pay a monthly premium of $104.90 for this coverage and this is automatically removed from the Social Security check. In fact when I was working in the private sector I was paying less per month for my health insurance through my employer then I pay Medicare. The difference was I paid higher co-pays. This coverage is like any insurance coverage. You must meet a yearly deductible. Insurance pays 80 percent and you pay 20 percent of covered services. Then you have Part D which is prescription insurance. Parts A & B only cover some medications that are taken as an inpatient. Part D is

insurance you BUY to cover the cost of your prescriptions on a co-pay basis. Just like any other insurance you may have had when employed. Right now the monthly premium depends on the company you choose but the average cost is $37.78 per month. In most cases you will pay a co-pay of $2.65 for generic medications and $6.60 for brand name medications if on Medicare. There are some prescriptions that do not have generic equivalents and you may be told to have your doctor authorize a generic brand because the insurance coverage won’t pay for it. If there isn’t one your doctor will have to call to explain why you need this one. And you may have missed it but not to long ago there was an article where people from LRGH administration explained in detail how “reasonable and customary rates” were achieved. And, contrary to your statement, both Medicare reps and insurance reps are included in determining these rates. Rates of payments are negotiated every year and they determine the charges doctors, labs, hospitals, etc. charge a person and/or the insurance company. When you get your bill from a hospital or clinic you will see it broken down into three columns: cost, reasonable and customary charges, and patient cost. You brought up rationing of care. In case you aren’t aware that has been going on forever. Insurance companies decide whether or not they will pay for a service. In 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor so large it needed to be removed ASAP. After I had the first operation I received a letter from my private insurance company telling me I could have this operation and that they would pay for it. I was astonished! I called the insurance company and found out that if they had felt another course of treatment should be tried first they would not have paid for the surgery. The reality of my situation was that my life was in the hands of insurance agents not my doctor. So, you see, the insurance companies decided what services you need not your doctor. Oh you can have the operation but the insurance you have been paying for all those years may not fork out a cent in payment. They don’t say you can’t have the service only that they won’t pay for it. None of this has to do with “ObamaCare”. Obviously with your dislike for our president and the health care program, which you have clearly showed for a very long time, you just assumed it did. Didn’t bother to research the facts. Which are all online and easily accessible. The only reason I’ve bothered to take the time to respond is because your statements may give some people false hope so they spend unnecessary time trying to get benefits they are probably not eligible for. Nancy Parsons Laconia

from preceding page Please continue the great reporting, and try next time to do a much better

job of writing headlines. Tim Carter, Co-Leader

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Obama & Reed want to establish a socialist nation in this country To the editor, Here on Thursday the 14th, Leon Albushies is rightly concerned with our national debt. The deficit is huge and growing and for once Leon and I are on the same page. Where we differ is Leon chooses to blame it all on foreign wars. You know I seem to recall ALL the Democrats voted for those wars. They keep voting to fund them while still trying to blaim Bush as though they had no idea what they had voted for. I would also remind Leon that Barney Frank and company created a housing bubble by insisting that every unqualified buyer get a mortgage they couldn’t hope to pay. Surprise, the bubble burst creating our current problem. Thing is Leon, trying to blame one side or the other just a smoke screen because the fact is we have this problem and even if we brought ever single solder, sailor,

airmen and Marine home tomorrow the debt would still be there. Our current problem is that it will take years and years to pay the debt down as you said. So I ask you, is the president putting out any plan to lower that debt or does his plan only slow the future rate of growing debt? Answer: No, his plan does not lower debt only tries to slow future spending. The fact is it’s the Republican budget plan that actually will pay down the debt over 10 years to a balanced budget. Problem is Obama, Reed and company do not want to pay down the debt. They want to follow the Cloward and Piven plan to explode the nations economy, create a revolt and establish a socialist nation here in this country. In other words, a communist state. Thanks Leon but I’ll pass on your Kool-aid. Steve Earle Hill

We salute David Morse for his many contributions to our library To the editor, As of the March 12th election, there is a big change at Belmont Public Library: After 15 years, Library Trustee David Morse is retiring from the Library Board of Trustees. In the 15 years he has been a trustee, the library has become automated, increased hours and days of being open, provided Internet for public use, and upgraded all library services. David was elected in 1998. He worked hard as a trustee to bring the library up to a standard which would better serve the fast-growing community of Belmont. He strove to set up a Capital Reserve Fund to help pay for a future building expansion, and tirelessly worked to have architectural plans drawn up for an addition that would complement the beautiful historic building while providing much

needed space and accommodations. He gave time and effort planning a budget that would allow the Belmont Public Library to be open many more hours each week, offer a wider range of services, and provide dynamic programs for children. The staff at Belmont Public Library and Board of Library Trustees (past and present) are deeply grateful to David for his years of hard work and dedication. Everyone in the community should thank him for his devoted service in providing residents with a library they can be proud of. We all hope he will continue to be a part of the Library scene as a friend and advisor! Jackie Heath, Library Director The Staff of Belmont Public Library Mary Charnley, Library Trustee Marilynn Fowler, Library Trustee

Let’s put this residency issue behind us at March 18 meeting To the editor, This year at the Tilton-Northfield Fire District meeting the voters will once again be asked the same exact question in article six as they were asked at last years meeting on article eight. To see if the voters will vote not to require residency as a condition of employment with the district for positions of fire chief, captain and other fire/emergency personnel positions. Last year this article was tabled by a large majority, who spoke loudly that they wanted the commissioners to handle the issue. I would only hope that after the current election results

for the position of fire commissioner that this article would be tabled by the very same people who are bringing it forward this year. So we can put this issue behind us and move forward in a positive manner. I think we all agree that the fire professionals we have all do a great job in providing services to both communities. So let’s all attend the meeting on March 18 at 7 p.m. and watch to make sure the right thing for a positive direction is done. Scott Davis Tilton

Right reporter & right edition date but the wrong newspaper To the editor, I am writing to correct a statement made in my letter about a recent meeting of the Alton School Board, printed on March 13. I stated, “the meeting was also reported correctly in the February 7 edition of this paper by Tim Croes. I should have said the

meeting was reported correctly by Tim Croes in the February 7 edition of The Baysider. My apologies for any confusion this may have caused. Krista Argiropolis Alton

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LETTERS The most godly people I ever met in my life were mostly women To the editor, In other words, he is alive. An old saying says, there is nothing more final than death, but that’s not true. Life Is a great mystery, we have our ups and downs, times of great joy and times of great sorrow. Life is a great adventure and my advice is live your life to the fullest. One day, when I was 23, my life was in a real mess. I heard an American preacher tell us that Jesus Christ came to give us everlasting life, that our lives would be changed and a great adventure was ahead for us, if only we believed. In Him, I believed and He proved to me a million times over that He is real, He’s alive, and bless God is coming again to reign over the whole Earth for all of eternity. “That’s good news”. Someone asked me, “Bill can a woman be a minster or a priest? Or even a Pope?” I thought for a moment and said, “Yes she can; the most godly

people I have ever met in my life, most if not all, were women.” The words that Jesus Christ was risen from the dead was not given to Peter (the first Pope) but to Mary Magdalene, by the angle of the Lord, and to quickly go and tell his disciples that Jesus was alive and to go to Galilee, where they would see him. (Matt 28:1-10). These same women, along with a hundred and twenty, were baptized with the Holy-Ghost on the day of Pentecost, and sent forth to the uttermost parts of the Earth to preach salvation and the love of God in Christ Jesus. Don’t be fooled by dead religions; Jesus is alive, He is full of life and will give you life and joy. Your life will never be the same again. May all you folks who read The Laconia Sun have a wonderful Easter. “He’s alive, praise God”. William (Liam) McCoy Belmont

Thanks again John, for stopping and helping us on Rte. 107 To the editor, Dear John: We just wanted to say thanks for helping us at the spring on Route 107 on Tuesday. We are still thinking about the encounter. We have been trying to help others so much lately,

so it feels good to know that the good comes back. It’s actually a little overwhelming. Thanks again for stopping and God bless you! Scotty & Lynn Kipreotis Laconia

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Sandwich voters turned off by bright lights BY ADAM DRAPCHO

SANDWICH — Voters at this Town Meeting on Wednesday night flipped the switch to the “off” position for a proposal to exchange incandescent street lights with modern light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. They also defeated a petitioned article that would have changed the highway agent from an appointed position to an elected one. By a near unanimous show of hands, voters rejected a warrant article that would have changed the incandescent street lights to LED fixtures. The New Hampshire Electric Co-op would have made the change at no cost to the town, and the town would have saved about $500 per year thanks to a lower fixed cost contract with the power cooperative for LEDs, which use less electricity than incandescent lights. Adding urgency to the question, the town’s selectmen and energy committee members were unsure for how long replacement incandescent bulbs and parts would remain available. However, as stated by the many voters who spoke against the measure, the LED fixtures that would be installed are twice as bright as the incandescent bulbs currently in

place. Residents, especially those who live in the historic district, feared the brighter lights would detract from the town’s aesthetic quality and prove a nuisance to residents who live near a street light. Some who spoke against the article voiced general support for LEDs as an emerging technology and hoped that a better product would become available before the town runs out of incandescent replacements. The petitioned warrant article asking voters to change from an appointed road agent, as has been the town’s arrangement for several years, back to an elected agent, failed by a paper ballot vote of 62 in the affirmative to 88 negative votes. Supporters of the measure said a highway agent elected from among the residents of the town would be more cost-conscious administrator, while those who spoke against the article preferred to allow the Selectboard to hire the bestqualified applicant regardless of his or her town of residence. In town elections on Friday, Mike Yeager, who was unopposed, was elected to a three-year term on the Selectboard. In the only contested race on the town ballot, Carla Muskat and Nancy Stearns beat Carol Clark for the two available library trustee positions.

FLORIDA from page 2 tenant governor, abruptly resigned after being questioned by investigators. Carroll did consulting work for Allied Veterans while she was a state legislator. She was not charged with wrongdoing. Undercover law enforcement agents fanned out in the beginning of 2012 to conduct undercover investigations of 44 Allied Veterans locations, according to an Internal Revenue Service affidavit filed in federal court. The agents labeled the parlors “Internet casinos,” saying employees urged them to pay more to gamble to win the biggest prizes. According to the IRS, that violates a Florida law saying any sweepstakes game couldn’t have different levels of prizes for those who made donations and those who did not. One undercover agent who took the employees’ advice to bet higher amounts won more than $630 in a single spin in December 2011 at an Allied Veterans site in Lake City — and was told he could have won even more if he’d bet more. After the arrests were announced Wednesday, authorities said the next phase of the investigation would focus on campaign contributions and lobbying. A review of Florida contribution records showed several people arrested donated to state politicians, as did the Oklahoma-based software company that worked with Allied. In addition, many of the more than 100 companies linked to the Jacksonville attorney who has been accused of masterminding the racketeering scheme also made contributions. In Florida, a large chunk went into the coffers of the two political parties: The Republican Party of Florida received nearly $300,000, while the Florida Democratic Party has received in excess of $100,000. Money was also given to many top

Republican politicians as well as legislators who have been deeply involved with the future of gaming in the state. The games have come under scrutiny in Florida but are in a gray legal area. The past two years, there have been bills to regulate or ban them outright, but they have not passed. Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, took donations from four people who were arrested as well as some companies linked to the scandal. He has been pushing a bill to regulate the operations instead of banning them. Diaz de la Portilla said just because he took the donations does not mean he knew about any illegal activity. “There’s no way for any of us to know what’s going on behind closed doors or with these individuals,” Diaz de la Portilla said. While the amount given by the groups topped $1 million, it doesn’t match the contributions of major players such as the Walt Disney Co., which along with its various affiliates poured nearly $3 million into state races during the last two years. Some critics of the state’s campaign finance system — which allows unlimited contributions to certain political committees — said this latest saga shows why it needs to be changed. “Florida has a broken system that allows unlimited campaign contributions and it is difficult for the public to follow the money,” said Dan Krassner, executive director of the independent ethics watchdog group Integrity Florida. “Politically connected organizations, some corrupt and others legit, are seeking to manipulate public policy for their own benefit.” The Florida House speaker, Weatherford — who has supported banning the storefront operations — said that the GOP should consider giving the money back, or donate an equal amount to charity.


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Lakes Region Community Services thanks & honors its partners & donors By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Close to 100 guests of the directors and staff of Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) gathered at their new home in the former Federal Building on North Main Street yesterday to honor 11 community partners who have contributed to the pursuit of the agency’s mission and the 30 firms that donated to the renovation of the building. “It’s a celebration, a party,” said Christine Santaniello, executive director of LRCS. Together with Gary Lemay, president of the board of directors, Santaniello recognized each of the partners and donors. Afterwards “LRCS Through the Lifespan,” a film documenting the work of the agency in supporting and enriching the lives of those with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders, in both of the two theaters in the building. Denise Colby and Kara Stanley, dubbed “supermoms” led the list of partners for their work with parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Max MacPherson, whose strummed chords greeted guests, offers guitar lessons to those the agency serves. The Phi Beta Lambda Club at Lakes Region Community College raised $1,000 with a pancake breakfast. The Uncle Steve Band played the “community dance,” an annual fundraiser. Don Stoppe donates his talent and boat to the adapted water ski program sponsored by NewEngland Disabled Sports.. Community Guaranty Savings Bank partnered with LRCS by sponsoring the “Miles for Smiles 5k Race. The Franklin Parks and Recreation Department not only welcomes but employs as volunteers those served by the agency. Lakes Region Computer provides LRCS with the technological support it requires to operate. Sodexo at Plymouth State University, a food service internship for individuals with disabilities, partnered with the STRIDE program. Gracing the wall with her brush, Marcy Yerkes of Southern Accent Design added murals and motifs to the agency’s new home.

Christine Santaniello, executive director of Lakes Region Community Services (right) and Gary Lemay of Meredith, president of the oraganization’s board of directors (left), flank Joe Bean, one of the nearly 700 individuals in 29 communities served by the agency, yesterday welcomed partners and donors at their new home on North Main Street in Laconia to celebrate the move and express their gratitude to those who made it possible. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch).

The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), which arranged for LRCS to sell $956,250 in tax credits to local and regional businesses, was a key partner. Santaniello said that so far 30 firms have contributed $803,300 in return for credits against their business tax liabilities. Commitments for the remaining $152,950 are open until March 31 with payment due by June 30.

All the firms were honored yesterday. They are: Bank of New Hampshire; TD Bank, NA; AutoServ of New Hampshire; Frankling Savings Bank; Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, CPA; Melcher & Prescott Insurance; Northway Bank; Stewart’s Ambulance Service, Inc.; Eptam Plastics, Ltd.,; Irwin Automotive Group; Northeast Pharmacy Services,; AutoFair see next page

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BLAST from page one on Sunday. Bengston said Vigeault told him he thought he had checked to make sure everything was shut off before the family left. This is the third building explosion in Moultonborough said Bengston who recalled an explosion in the early 2000s in the Hanson Cove section of town that killed a little girl named Amilia Luhrmann. He said there was a second explosion on Long Island a few days later that didn’t injure one. Bengston, who was not in Moultonborough, didn’t recall the explosion first-hand but former Police Chief Scott Kimmond did. He said the propane leak was in the basement and Amilia was sleeping downstairs while her family

was on the second floor watching a movie. He said the main force of the blast went in the direction of a walk-out basement and blew the other members of the family clear of the wreckage. Amilia was not so fortunate. “One of the worst days of my career,” Kimmond said. What came from the explosion was Amilia’s Law — or the Gas Fitters Law — that requires a professionally trained and certified gas fitter to install all fittings. Debated by the legislature in 2005, signed by Gov. John Lynch in 2006 and effective January 1, 2007, the law specifies the training a certifications that are required to install and hook up all gas utilization equipment.

Meanwhile, people from all over the Lakes Region, including one person from Belmont who sent an e-mail yesterday to The Daily Sun, say they may have heard the explosion. Bengston said he wasn’t surprised because the house built into Red Hill, was backed on one side by the hill. He said the echo from the blast could have sent audible reverberations throughout the Lake Winnipesaukee area. He said he was sleeping and immediately awoke. “I began getting dressed because I thought there was an accident like someone driving into a house nearby,” he said. Like Sgt. Peter Beede, who woke and responded to work, he said he automatically got ready to respond because something that loud had to involve police and fire. “That’s when the tones started going off,” he said. Bengston said the house was four-tenths of a mile up Red Hill and firefighters chose to shuttle water rather than run 2,000 feet of hose up the mountain. He said the “was basically no building left.” He said he was there for the second explosion which was from a propane tank that was in the building likely left there by people working on the house. He said firefighters were far enough away that no one was hit with debris but he could feel the concussive nature of the blast. He said the primary propane tank for the home was buried and did not explode. Bengston said the code enforcement officer had just given Vignault an occupation permit see next page from preceding page of NH; Common Man Family of Restaurants; Community Guaranty Savings Bank; Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson; Denoncourt, Waldron & Sullivan, P.A.; E&S Insurance Services; Emery &Garret Groundwater; Fay’s Boat Yard; Giguere Electric, Inc.; Graham & Graham, PC; Joyce Janitorial Services; Laconia Athletic & Swim Club; Lakes Region Dental Care; MB Tractor & Equipment; Meredith VillageSavings Bank; Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corporation; Stafford Oil Company,; Steele Hill Resorts; and Stinson & Associates, PC. Lakes Region Community Services provides a wide range of supportive, educational and specialized services to 587 adults and 93 children in 29 municipalities throughout the

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Rain on Tuesday washed away some of the winter’s snow, and at the Milliken home on Webster Street home in Laconia, revealed a few budding crocus flowers. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

SYRUP from page one two large holding tanks, which together hold 1,400 days in the 40s. About 40 gallons of sap are needed gallons. to make a gallon of syrup.. Bob Hamel, who has helped Bolduc and his Bolduc says that the farm can lay claim to being brother, Armand, during maple syrup season for the the oldest continual producer of maple syrup in the last several years, says that he can remember how state, perhaps in the entire country, dating all the difficult it was to use the older green plastic tubing, way back to 1779 when it was the Jewett Farm. which had to be put out every winter. Bolduc says that only three families have owned ‘’You had to stretch it and sometimes it would let the farm over the more than 230 years in its history: go just as you were connecting it to the taps and the Jewetts, the Luciers and the Bolducs, who pursnap you backwards. And when the snow was deep chased it in 1917. you were on snowshoes and you’d end up in quite a ‘’There were only one and a half acres of fields then. mess.’’ says Hamel, who, like Armand, is a member The family created the fields we have now by cutof the Laconia City Council. ting down trees, digging up the stumps and moving That’s changed in recent years with the addition of rocks,’’ says Bolduc, who says that at the peak of the blue plastic lines, which can be left in place year round, farm’s maple syrup operations it produced 400 galhelping cut down on the time needed to tap trees. lons a year. The brothers use three-foot long pine wood to fire ‘’The maple orchard ran all the way to Persons’ the evaporator and typically go through at least five Ramblin’ Vewe Farm and we had 429 trees tapped cords a year. back then. We used to use a team of horses to collect “Pine gives a quick, hot fire and that’s just what the sap,’’ says Bolduc. That ended when the Laconia you want for making syrup,” says Ernie, who says Bypass was built in the early 1960s and the farm that when the boiling sap hits 219 degrees it is ready see next page was left with less than 100 maple trees. Since that time production has averaged between 60 and 80 gallons a year with a low of 19 gallons in 1989 and a record high of 122.5 gallons in 2004. He says that unlike the old days, the sap is Excellent Dental care isn’t out of your reach anymore! At The Center for now collected in plastic tubes which feed it into Contemporary Dentistry, you will receive the exceptional care you need and

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Ernie Bolduc, who has been helping make maple syrup at the Bolduc Farm in Gilford for 70 years, strains the syrup right after is has been drained from the evaporator. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

from preceding page ready to be drained off, strained and then bottled. Armand, who tends the evaporator, says that it was built by the Leader Evaporator Company of Burlington, Vermont in 1859 and may be the oldest in continual use in the country. ‘’When we had repair work done on it a few years ago they said it was the oldest one they know of,” says Armand. The current Bolduc sugar house

was built in 1983 with an addition in 1991 which allows more visitors to get a view of the syrup making operation. “We’ve had visitors from as far away as China,’’ says Ernie, who says that a large display of maple syrup items ranging from galvanized buckets, wooden and metal spiels used in tapping trees and maple syrup jars and containers at the sugar house help spark the curiosity of the many young children who visit each year.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man hid his teenage daughter away in his basement for years as he slowly starved her, prosecutors told jurors Thursday, even as defense attorneys countered the girl is a liar and chose not to eat on her own. A passing motorist found the girl wandering around her neighborhood on the outskirts of Madison in February 2012. She was barefoot, freezing and weighed just 68 pounds, prosecutors said. The now 16-year-old girl told investigators her father and stepmother had locked her in the basement, forced her to scrounge for food and punished her if they caught her eating without permission. She finally decided to run away after her stepmother threatened to throw her down the stairs or slit her throat, she said. Her father has been charged with five felony counts, including child abuse and false imprisonment, as well as a misdemeanor charge of child neglect. Attorneys delivered their closing arguments in his three-week trial Thursday and handed the case to the jury. Deliberations were still ongoing late Thursday evening. The man faces up to 43 years in prison and nine months in jail if he’s convicted on all counts.

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CONCORD — A bill to forestall the process for selling the former Laconia State School property off North Main Street in Laconia, together with an amendment intended to lessen its chances of passing in the House of Representatives, carried the Senate by a voice vote yesterday. Senate Bill 19, sponsored by Senator Jim Rausch (R-Derry), who is opposed to selling the property, would repeal the rider attached to the 2012-2013 state budget prescribing the process currently underway for marketing the site and, by implication, apply the normal procedure set forth by statute to the disposition of the site. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Peter Bragdon (R-Milford), the president of the Senate, would eliminate of one of three toll booths on the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack, one of the four towns in his Senate district. While residents of Merrimack have clamored for scuttling the toll booths for years, the Legislature has steadfastly refused. In fact, since 2000, 10 bills have been introduced to eliminate one or all of the Merrimack toll booths. All have been referred to the House Public Works and Highways Committee, where Rep. Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), who like Rausch has questioned the sale of the Laconia State School property — particularly to the city — has served as the chairman or ranking Republican. The committee reported all 10 bills “inexpedient to legislate,” seven of them by

unanimous votes, and most failed by voice votes on the House floor. By attaching the amendment, Bragdon ensured that the bill would be referred to the Public Works and Highways Committee in the House, anticipating that the panel would find it “a bad tasting pill that will make them swallow hard.” In 2011, the Legislature, at the initiative of the Senate, directed the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to offer the property to the city for $10-million and, if the city declined, to offer it to Belknap County at “fair market value.” If neither the city nor the county accepted the offer, the department was instructed to sell the property on the open market. The city declined the offer of $10-million, but when the state appraised the property at $2.16-million submitted a counter-offer to buy it at that price. The counter-offer was refused, the county declined and when the property was placed on the market the city withdrew its offer. The state is now near the start of the process of trying to find a buyer for the property. SB-19 would cut short this process and revert to the procedure prescribed by statute, which places considerable authority in the Long Range Capital Planning and Utilization Committee, which is dominated by legislators, including Rausch and Chandler. The committee must find a property is “no longer needed by the state” before recommending its sale to the governor and Executive Council, which must approve any transaction.

STARVE from page 12 “She was hidden in plain sight,” Moeser said. “(The girl’s) needs were not met. Not met because of decisions made by (her father). None of this had to happen. Instead of helping (the girl, she) was concealed.” Defense attorney William Hayes spent an hour and a half in his closing arguments painting the girl as a liar with schizophrenia. He said her father spent years trying to get her mental health care but suffers from a learning disability himself and couldn’t “figure it out.” The man moved his daughter into the basement at the advice of a psychologist, and then she refused to eat and urinated and defecated on the floor to show her father and stepmother she didn’t respect them, the attorney said. He maintained she was free to leave the basement when she wanted. The girl had threatened to kill her stepmother and chop off her half brother’s fingers, and then during

her testimony, she blamed the threats on someone inside her named Tina, Hayes reminded jurors. “If that’s not multiple personalities, it’s not taking responsibility for your actions,” Hayes told the jury. “Do you really think you have sufficient evidence before you to convict (the father) beyond a reasonable doubt?” Moeser told the jury during his rebuttal that Hayes wanted them to think the girl dreamed up some grand conspiracy to fool investigators, doctors and the jurors themselves. The truth, he said, is her father chose not to help her. “(There’s) no evidence anyone told (the girl) what to say,” Moeser said. “They didn’t have to. All they had to do was listen. ... It’s a tragedy, what was done to her.” The girl’s stepmother is scheduled for trial in April on similar child abuse-related charges. Her stepbrother faces two counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of child abuse with a trial set for June.




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880 U.S. counties, or 1 in 4, in 2009. Already apparent in Japan and many European nations, natural decrease is now increasingly evident in large swaths of the U.S. Despite increasing deaths, the U.S. population as a whole continues to grow, boosted by immigration from abroad and relatively higher births among the mostly younger migrants from Mexico, Latin America and Asia. “These counties are in a pretty steep downward spiral,” said Kenneth Johnson, a senior demographer and sociology professor at the University of New Hampshire, who researched the findings. “The young people leave and the older adults stay in place and age. Unless something dramatic changes — for instance, new development such as a meatpacking plant to attract young Hispanics — these areas are likely to have more and more natural decrease.” The areas of natural decrease stretch from industrial areas near Pittsburgh and Cleveland to the vineyards outside San Francisco to the rural areas of east Texas and the Great Plains. A common theme is a waning local economy, such as farming, mining or industrial areas. They also include some retirement communities in Florida, although many are cushioned by a steady flow of new retirees each year. In the last year, Maine joined West Virginia as the only two entire states where deaths exceed births, which have dropped precipitously after the recent recession. As a nation, the U.S. population grew by just 0.75 percent last year, stuck at historically low levels not seen since 1937. Johnson said the number of dying counties is rising not only because of fewer births but also increasing mortality as 70 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 move into their older years. “I expect natural decrease to remain high in the future,” he said.

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LACONIA — The Laconia Historical & Museum Society will hold its annual meeting on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. The membership will hear the report of the Nominating Committee and elect the officers Sarah Dunham. (Courtesy for the upcoming year. photo) Following the meeting there will be a program on the History of Prescott Farm, presented by Sarah W. Dunham, executive director of the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center since 2008. Dunham is a graduate of Dickinson College in

Carlisle, PA where she majored in anthropology & archaeology and also holds an MS in Environmental Education from Antioch University New England. Previous to working at Prescott Farm, she completed internships with Silk Farm Audubon Center in Concord and Massachusetts Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA and worked in the Education Department at Canterbury Shaker Village. This lecture will be held at the Laconia Public Library on March 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information about this lecture program, or to make a donation and/or become a member, contact Laconia Historical & Museum Society at (603) 527-1278, email or visit online at

Former fire chief is speaker at Guys’ Night Out GILFORD — On March 21, 2013, Retired Gilford Fire Chief, now the Deputy Coordinator of the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid, John Beland, will be the speaker at the Guys’ Night Out on March 21 at Fellowship Hall of the Gilford Community Church. Beland will talk about what the Mutual Fire Aid is all about, how it operates, and why it is important to all of us. The staff location is in Laconia and the

range of responsibilities is for 37 communities in the Lakes Region. The night will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. catered by Ellie Murphy. Reservations are needed by March 18 and can be made by calling the church office at 524-6057. The cost per man remains $10. Guys’ Night Out is open to all men in the Lakes Region.

SANBORNTON — Sanbornton Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Sanbornton Town Library to elect town Democratic officers and delegates to the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 2013 Midterm and 2014 State Convention. Local Democratic Committee officers and delegates have a vote at the annual conventions, to approve the party platform, and submit and vote on resolutions. “New Hampshire Democrats are excited about the results of the 2012 elections where responsible leaders were returned to office at all levels of New Hampshire

government. Our caucus provides a great opportunity for anyone who wants to be involved in the grassroots style politics that makes New Hampshire special. Local party politics provides an introduction to state and federal government. We issue a special invitation to those new to town and do remember to register if you wish to vote in the caucus” said Gail Morrison, the Sanbornton Democratic chair. There is no cost to attend the caucus, and it is open to all members of the public. Any registered Democrat, regardless of past political experience can vote or run for an officer or delegate position.

LACONIA – Recently, LRGHealthcare and Patrick’s Pub & Eatery teamed up to offer a free community health program for men, titled “Time for a Tune Up.” The program was designed to increase awareness of preventable health problems, promote healthy living and encourage early detection and treatment of disease for men. Approximately twenty men and women attended the event, which featured a heart healthy dinner and presentation on the unique health care needs of men as they age. Presented by local physician, Theodore Capron, MD of Belknap Family Health in Meredith, attendees also enjoyed an informal, question and answer period. “Many of the leading causes of death for men; heart disease and cancer for example, are preventable—there are ways men can protect themselves and lead longer, healthier lives” stated Dr. Capron. Learn the Facts: — Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, and 22 percent more likely to neglect cholesterol testing; — Men are 28 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure; — Men are 32 percent more likely than women to

be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes, and twice as likely to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes. — Men are 24 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for pneumonia, which could have been prevented by getting a flu shot. “The most important way to take care of yourself and those you love is to actively take part in your health care,” expressed LRGHealthcare Community Educator Carolyn Muller. “Our community programs provide excellent opportunity to educate and raise awareness. We appreciate local businesses; such as Patrick’s Pub & Eatery partnering to help spread the word—we hope the take away is men will be proactive with their overall health.” To begin the healthy journey, contact your Primary Care Provider (PCP). For assistance in finding a PCP, visit or call HealthLink at 527-7171. LRGHealthcare offers ongoing community programs and services around many health and wellness topics. To learn more, visit the Community Education section of, the Healthwise listing in the LRGHealthcare Focus magazine or call the Office of Education at 527-2948.

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West African drumming concert in Wolfeboro on Sunday WOLFEBORO — A West African Drumming benefit concert featuring Sayon Camara and Landaya will be held Sunday, March 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church. Camara will share the music, song, drumming and story of the village rhythms of the Malinke. Dancing

is encouraged. Proceeds assist in building homes to provide shelter for American families and educating children in Guinea. Suggested donations are $10/Adults, $25/Families.

Plymouth Area Chess Club has grown, looking for team matches PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Area Chess Club has had an astonishing growth pattern and is now comparable to many large cities in NH. Players come from Plymouth and surrounding towns to compete and have fun on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at the Pease Public Library in Plymouth. The club is currently looking for team matches with other cities and towns and can field a Dianne Lee and Connie Kim are giving Bob Minicucci all he can team of 10 or more. Chess at an early age handle in a Plymouth Area Chess Club match. (Courtesy photo) has been proven to improve math and attend the club at no charge and free science scores among school age kids. lessons are available. It is part of a required curriculum in For more information contact the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylclub’s promoter George Maloof at 536vania and many European and Asian 1179 or countries. Everyone is welcome to

Lakes Region Art Association meeting March 18 at Taylor Community in Laconia LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. Sigrid Gaydos and her assistant, of Signilar Art Video Collection, Sanbornton, will present a sampling of their library of instructional videos of famous artists. She will display some

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of the original art pieces that are in the videos and plans to discuss how to use this personal alternative to classroom instruction to improve one’s art. Association meetings are open to the general public. For additional information contact Gisela Langsten, first vice president, Lakes Region Art Association, at 2932702.


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pretty face indeed and yes, Miss Chantilly is ever so slightly cross-eyed – a very acceptable trait for a Siamese cat. Given that Chantilly has obvious breeding, she has many Lynx Point characteristics and let us not forget those delightful double paws! But what of her personality… abandoned in Laconia with another cat -her coat positively alive with fleas, she was anemic as a result. Chantilly was quite unwell but has since made a complete recovery. She is shy , reserved not at all like most Siamese types. We think she must be about 9 or 10 years old which for her breed, is the equivalient of a 40 something person.. hardly over the hill!

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PLYMOUTH — Pairing humorous storytelling with political commentary and bluesy rock style, Todd Snider’s songs find rays of hope in a time of struggle. The acerbic singer/songwriter/humorist will cast his critical eye on the state of the world with his trademark blend of wry wit and compassion for the 99 percent at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Plymouth State University Silver Center. Sharp-tongued though he can be, more than anything Snider is “uproariously funny,” according to Silver Center Director Diane Jeffrey. “He’s angry without being sanctimonious and whimsical without being lightweight,” Jeffrey says. St. Augustine writer Nick McGregor says, “Snider has built a fruitful career out of giving voice to America’s down-and-outers... “ Asked by another writer if he was concerned about alienating a potential audience Snider replied, “I would almost like to alienate that audience that would disagree. If somebody takes offense to something that I’m saying, that would prob-

ably make me happy that I needled them a bit.” Snider released two highly acclaimed albums in 2012: Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, debuted in the Top 20 of four separate Billboard charts, including the Indie Label Chart, the Folk Chart, the Internet Chart, and the Independent Core Store Report. The New York Times hailed it as “among his best” and Rolling Stone called it “the sharpest musical response yet to the excesses of the one percent.” Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, is a tribute album to the man Snider credits with turning his life around. “I’ve always hoped I’d stay around long enough to get to make a record of Jerry Jeff Walker songs,” Snider says. “He’s the guy I saw at 19 and decided to try to be like. His are the first songs I learned.” Tickets for the program are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at

LACONIA — The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) offers a free post-purchase workshop for homeowners. Sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire, the workshop will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laconia Police Department, Community Room. Topics include: — New home/new budget: the importance of good credit, tax deductions, Schedule A, emergency savings, unforeseen events, reducing expense. — Energy savings – behavioral economics (looking at habits and where we can save money): Healthy Homes (radon, lead paint, molds, pests, asbestos), phantom energy use, going green (homemade allnatural recipes), recycling, weatherization — Maintenance and preventive scheduling (a look at all seasons): the cost of lack of maintenance — Homeowners insurance (understanding actual vs. replacement insurance): please bring the declaration page of your own policy as we explore applicable discounts — Safety: radon, fire extinguishers, child safety, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, furnace exhausts, emergency preparedness, evacuation plan, hazardous waste — Lenders: equity lending, refinancing, scams

— Home maintenance: innovative products, presentations on do-it-yourself home repairs, renovations and maintenance, basic tools, improvements, when to hire professionals — Record-keeping – home inventory, shredding, storage — Community engagement and involvement: curb appeal, pride of ownership, conflict resolution, feeling safe and welcome in your neighborhood, meeting your neighbors There will be prizes and lunch and snacks are also provided, in addition to a free book, “Keeping the American Dream.” Space is limited. Call to pre-register by calling Debra Drake, Homeownership Director of LACLT at 524-0747 or by emailing Advance registration is required. Laconia Area Community Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a member of NeighborWorks America, and is supported in part by membership donations and the Lakes Region United Way. Its mission is to assist low and moderate income families achieve economic selfsufficiency through the development of permanently affordable housing opportunities and associated support programs. For more information about LACLT and its programs, call 524-0747, or visit

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LACONIA — On Wednesday, March 20, Irwin Automotive Group will be hosting a Technology Clinic from 5-7 p.m. This clinic will be held for customers, and potential new customers who have questions about the highly intriguing but complex new technologies sold and available in vehicles at Irwin Automotive. Irwin’s highly trained team will be available to answer any questions people may have with items like Entune, Sync, MyFord/Lincoln Touch, navigation systems etc. There will be food and prizes for the event as well. RSVP to Al Faro by calling 603-581-2935 or e-mailing

Jane Rice discussing NH Aviation at Meredith library

MEREDITH — Local author Jane Rice will discuss her book “Bob Fogg and the Golden Age of NH Aviation” at the Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street, on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. She will describe a time when the sound of an airplane engine overhead was cause for tremendous excitement, when an airplane ride over the blue waters of Lake Winnipesaukee was the thrill of a lifetime, and a trip to the Weirs simply to see floatplanes take off and land was the high point of a summer season. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Call 279-4303 for more information.

NH Dems meet on Weds. NEW HAMPTON — New Hampton’s registered Democrats are urged to attend a meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the New Hampton Community School, 191 Main Street (Rt 132S). The meeting will elect Town Officers and a Delegate-at-large to the State Convention. Eileen Curran-Kondrad, current vice chair, will convene the meeting in the absence of chair, Daniel Moore, whose PSU duties have him elsewhere. Ms. Curran-Kondrad will also be asking for ideas for future gatherings and goals of the group. Representative Ruth Gulick will be there to report on her activities in Concord. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1670 143 Court St., Laconia, NH

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By Holiday Mathis with drama. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Excellent conversation, television and other entrancements will seem like a necessity -- and they very well may be. To avoid getting burned out or overly tense, you really do need the release that entertainment provides. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Free time seems in short supply now, but since no one can tell you how to think, your mind will create mini-vacations while you physically attend to the demands of the day. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Sometimes when you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, common courtesies like eye contact and being in the same room as the person you’re talking to go out the window. For a thriving relationship, bring them back. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Being overly generous is your norm these days. You’re in the mood to go over the top to show your love, interest, support, enthusiasm and whatever else you may be feeling. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because the other person’s mouth is shut doesn’t mean he or she is listening. Minds do have a way of drifting. You may have to do more to get and keep people’s attention now. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 15). You’ll involve yourself where you are needed and wanted and will make a huge difference there. You’ll rid yourself of extra baggage in the next 10 weeks. April closes a deal. May brings a happy meshing of hearts and lifestyles. Following a new interest this summer will bring about a change in the way you make money. Capricorn and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 14, 3, 20 and 38.


ARIES (March 21-April 19). With Mars invigorating you with his journey through your part of the sky, it’s easy to be too forward. A moment of quiet reflection on how you would like to relate to others will shield you from the mistakes of haste. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s a natural response to defend what’s yours or stand up for those you love. Even though this may be your first impulse when someone seems to infringe on your territory, there will be a wiser second impulse that follows. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Something has changed in your awareness since yesterday. You’ll notice what people are doing that you don’t like, and you’ll also notice what they are doing to enrich your world. CANCER (June 22-July 22). A sense of belonging is a powerful, primal need, a need that you fill for others with your simple acknowledgements and gestures of openness -- for instance, your smile. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll witness odd behavior and will be asked to interact outside of your comfort zone. Luckily, since all human beings have the same basic needs, it shouldn’t be too difficult to figure this one out. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are interested in getting other people’s needs met. It will feel good to help. You are even able to ignore your own needs temporarily in order to do this. But you won’t be able to serve anyone if you go overboard with the selflessness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll appreciate the mellow qualities of the day and will be soothed by stretches of silence and the peace of uneventful hours. You probably won’t even mind how the tranquil parts are punctuated

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, March 15, the 74th day of 2013. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 15, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson met with about 100 reporters for the first formal presidential press conference. On this date: In 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere. In 1767, the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, was born in Waxhaw, S.C. In 1820, Maine became the 23rd state. In 1919, members of the American Expeditionary Force from World War I convened in Paris for a three-day meeting to found the American Legion. In 1944, during World War II, Allied bombers again raided German-held Monte Cassino. In 1956, the Lerner and Loewe musical play “My Fair Lady,” based on Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” opened on Broadway. In 1962, a chartered Flying Tiger Line airplane carrying 107 people, most of them U.S. Army personnel, disappeared while en route from Guam to the Philippines. “No Strings,” Richard Rodgers’ first musical following the death of longtime collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway. In 1964, actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage, his second. In 1970, Expo ‘70, promoting “Progress and Harmony for Mankind,” opened in Osaka, Japan. In 1972, “The Godfather,” Francis Ford Coppola’s epic gangster movie based on the Mario Puzo novel and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premiered in New York. In 1985, the first Internet domain name,, was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corp. of Massachusetts. One year ago: Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich walked into a federal prison in Colorado, where the 55-year-old Democrat began serving a 14-year sentence for corruption. The American campaign in Afghanistan suffered a double blow as the Taliban broke off talks with the U.S., and President Hamid Karzai said NATO should pull out of rural areas and speed up the transfer of security responsibilities to Afghan forces nationwide. Today’s Birthdays: Musician DJ Fontana is 82. Former astronaut Alan L. Bean is 81. Actor Judd Hirsch is 78. Rock musician Phil Lesh is 73. Singer Mike Love is 72. Rock singer-musician Sly Stone is 70. Rock singer-musician Howard Scott is 67. Rock singer Ry Cooder is 66. Actor Craig Wasson is 59. Rock singer Dee Snider is 58. Actress Park Overall is 56. Movie director Renny Harlin is 54. Model Fabio is 52. Singer Terence Trent D’Arby is 51. Rock singer Bret Michaels is 50. Rhythm-andblues singer Rockwell is 49. Rock singer Mark McGrath is 45. Actress Kim Raver is 44. Rock musician Mark Hoppus is 41. Actress Eva Longoria is 38. Rapper-musician is 38. Rock DJ Joseph Hahn is 36. Actor Sean Biggerstaff is 30. Rock musician Ethan Mentzer is 30.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Free organ concert performed by Brain Jones. Noon at the Laconia Congregational Church. For more information call 524-0668. Lecture presented by UNH historian Hetty Startup entitled “Historic Tea Traditions”. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2-5 p.m. Mount Meredith 24ft. high indoor climbing wall open to the public at the Meredith Community Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Admission is $3 for children under 10 and $5 per adult. Family rate is $10 per visit. Equiptment provided. For more information call 279-8197.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Opening reception for art exhibit ‘Terra Vegrandis’ created by artist Kirk Membry’s work. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Studio in Laconia. For more information call 455-8008. Comedy Night at Pitman’s Freight room featuring Kenny Rogerson, Steve Scarfo and Dave Decker. 8 p.m. at Pitman’s in Laconia. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Pitman’s in advance or at the door. BYOB. Duck nesting box workshop hosted by the Squam Lakes Association. 9-10:30 a.m. at the SLA Resource Center in Holderness. Free registration online at Free lacrosse clinic for Belmont Middle School girls. 4:30-6 p.m. at Belmont High School. Mouth guards required and will be available for $3. J.P. Polidoro, Ph. D. speaks with prospective authors about his experiences with self-publishing, writing, and self-promotion of his books. Annie’s Book Stop in Laconia, 2-4 p.m. Cupcakes for a Cause Fundraiser held by the Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity. 1-3 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. Admission is $10. Annual traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast hosted by the Saint Andre Bassette Catholic Parish. 5:30 p.m. at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall off of Union Avenue in Laconia. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the Parish office. For more information or to reserve a ticket call 524-9609. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at

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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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Dear Annie: My family is very conservative, and they are rather religious Christians. For the past seven years, I have known that I am gay. I tried dating boys to please my parents, but it just didn’t feel right. During my senior year of high school, I went out with a few girls, but I was still very much in the closet. Now that I’m in college, however, I’m out and proud. I have a girlfriend, and things are going well for us. We are talking about moving in together. I came out to my mother and sisters because I knew they would accept it eventually, although they were disappointed. But the rest of the family is a different story. I want to bring my girlfriend home to meet my folks. I want to be honest about our relationship, but I am crossing a generational, religious and moral line. My grandmother believes lesbians are going to hell. I don’t intend to rub it in their faces. But it feels like a burden to lie about it. I know they love me and would continue to love me. I have not changed who I am. But I’m afraid they will treat me differently, and I’m worried about how they will treat my girlfriend. How do I come out to the rest of my family? -- The L Word Dear L Word: You already know that your family will love you regardless, and that is the most important thing. They may treat you differently at the beginning, but that is not unusual, and over time, their behavior will normalize. (They may already suspect you are gay.) But we don’t recommend you introduce a girlfriend on the same trip where you come out to the relatives. That may be more than any of you can handle, and it is unfair to your girlfriend to put her in the middle of the drama. We suggest you contact PFLAG ( for suggestions on the best way to approach this.

Dear Annie: Nearly 40 years ago, my daughter had an abortion. She was 17, and there was no possibility of carrying the baby to term and having it be adopted. My daughter and I never talk about this, but I have never forgotten it. This child would now be an adult, and I would have a grandchild. I will regret this experience until the day I die. I believe everyone should be able to do what they need to do, but be sure you can live with the consequences. -- A Regretful Grandma Dear Regretful: No woman is eager to have an abortion. It is a difficult and wrenching decision, often the option of last resort. You never had the opportunity to properly grieve for this unborn child and the potential the child represented. Please take the time to do so now. You have held on to this pain for 40 years. A grief counselor can help you let go so you can forgive your daughter -- and yourself. Dear Annie: “New Hampshire” said her brother-in-law, “Bob,” came to their home for the holidays every year and never treated them to anything, including groceries, and somehow managed to forget his credit card when they went out for dinner. I had a similar experience with my sister, and like “New Hampshire,” I was frustrated. I began limiting what we did together and opting for less expensive things, knowing I’d be stuck with the bill. Three years ago, my sister passed away from cancer at the age of 51. Since then, I have often thought how happy I would be to take her out to eat every week if only she were still here to go with me. It’s only money. Please tell your readers to enjoy the time they have with loved ones. One day they may be in my shoes, wishing you could be together. -- Miss My Sister in Kansas

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

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$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606

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

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

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


1976 Chevy C-10 Longbed3-speed on column. Very good condition, $3,000. 603-524-1283 1987 FWD Chevy Silverado with plow. 3/4 ton, 130K, no rust. $2,800/OBO. 603-759-2895 2000 Ford F150- 2WD, regular cab, 8ft. bed. New exhaust, brakes, tires, good condition. $2,200. 671-3876 2001 Mercury Sable LS 4-Door Sedan. 3.0L V-6 Engine, 74,400K, Power driver seat, power windows, leather seats, cruise control, sun roof. $3,850. Sanbornton, NH. 603-731-2398 or 603-731-2322 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLPower windows, doors, sunroof, keyless entry. Heated leather seats, 118K, just inspected, in great shape. Asking 5,800 Call 528-3330

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, 3/21 at 6pm. Preview at 5:30. PK Zyla, auctioneer. Mame’s, 8 Plymouth Street, Meredith.

2006 Jeep Cherokee Laredo- 17K original miles, V-8 auto, AC, 4WD, Sunroof, White, New MS Tires, Airbags front & sides, CD, Extras. $15,000. 603-524-9491 2010 Subuaru forester 2.5X, AWD, loaded, 112K highway miles, full maintenance records, excellent condition. List price $20K a steal will sell for $13.5K negotiable. 630-4737 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

LIVING ESTATE AUCTION Fri., March 15 @6 PM Leavitt Park, 334 Elm St., Laconia, NH Decorated stoneware, Hummels, Salmon Falls Collection.

BOATS 29! slip available for rent at Meredith Yacht Club. $3,000 for season.Call 455-5810. 36' x 12' Bulkhead Boat slipMountain View Yacht Club - Slip H-17 at MVYC, Gilford, NH, is a bulkhead slip with adjacent parking and lawn space for a grill and/or picnic table. The slip was recently acquired through a bankruptcy sale, and is available for resale. The slip is priced to be the best value at Mountain View Yacht Club. Taxes approx. $1,350/yr Association Fee = $1,500 /yr plus a one time $1,000 membership fee. Visit for club details. Price = $54,500 firm. Contact 387-6916.

Employment Wanted RETIRED gentleman seeking part-time job, available 9am to 1pm and after 5pm. Call 603-524-4406

D. Cross lic. 2487 Laconia, NH tel 603-528-0247

For Rent Details & 200 photos on ID 4217

AT WEIRS B EACH- Nice 2 Bedroom/1-Bath. Heat/Hot Water included. Laundry hook-ups. $910/month. $500 security.

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LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294

MEREDITH: Small 1- bedroom house, Jenness Hill Road. $625/Month +utilities. 1-Month security deposit. Available now. Call 279-5674.

LACONIA: 1BR Apartment on Jewett Street, 1st floor, off-street parking, $600/month includes all utilities, security $280. Call 934-7358.

MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments and a 3 bedroom mobile home. $575-$800+ utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846.

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234

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

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $220/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: one-bedroom apartment. Bright renovated, in-town with heat, cable, parking, yard deck, W/D hookup, non-smoking $800/Month + security/references, 528-2834.


998-4728 Available Now

BRISTOL- 2 bedroom second floor, quiet neighbors! Great location near Freudenberg and not too far from I 93. $900. per month includes heat and hot water. Will consider a small pet. 387-6498 for more information. Security deposit and first months rent.

Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, environment, central location, one acre yard 528-1857

LACONIA- Fabulous 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bedroom on quiet street. LaundryHook-ups/No pets $825+ utilities 455-0874

MEREDITH Parade Rd., Large 1-bedroom apt., second floor, clean, newly painted, $750/month, heat included, no smoking/ no pets. For additional information call 524-2575 after 5 p.m.

apt. Heat/Hot water included, $175/Week. • 1 bedroom 2nd floor apt. Heat/Hot water included. $175/Week.

DOCKS FOR RENT 2013 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, Bathrooms, Showers, Launch on Site. 603-524-2222.

CHILDRENS Garden Childcare:

LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $995/month. 603-630-4153.

1 bedroom, 1st floor

BELMONT1 bedroom + loft, private large deck with view, heat/hot water included, $850/Month. 528-3371

Child Care

For Rent LAKEPORT229 Elm St. 2 bedroom 1 bath energy efficient home with nice yard. All newly renovated. $1,100/Month + utilities. Call 387-0364


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

SLIPS: Paugus Bay for 2013, up to 18ft. $900. 455-7270.

For Rent LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $140-$150/week. 455-2014

FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468. GILFORD: 2 bedroom + exercise/utility room, one bathroom, and one car garage. W&D hookup, refrigerator and stove. Large backyard. $850/Month + heating oil & electric. Owners pay water, sewer, trash and snow removal. No smoking on premises and no pets. 524-1467 LACONIA 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. $790/Month, includes heat, close to downtown. 998-0954 LACONIA first floor, big 4 room, 2 BR. $190/wk.Leave message with

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NEW CONSTRUCTION Lochmere Meadows Phase II Tilton, NH Tentative opening end of June 2013 Spacious 2 Bedroom Townhouse Style Units Rent based on 30% of adjusted monthly Income USDA and Tax Credit income limits apply Heat & Hot Water Included in Rent Buildings are non-smoking Credit, Criminal, & Landlord Checks No Pets Please

CONTACT US TODAY! 1-800-742-4686 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118

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

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SMALL college refrigerator $75, 20 ft. Extension ladder $75, HP Photosmart printer $60, Two professional pool sticks 25oz Break, 20oz Maili $75 each with cases. 455-6296.

March 16, 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. COLLECTIBLES (Precious Moments, Willi Raye), FURNITURE, Refrigerator, TOOLS, Home Decor, Cookware, Utensils and Much More. Most Items in brand new condition. 141 RIVERWOOD DRIVE, NEW HAMPTON, NH.


NORTHFIELD: Large, clean 3 bedroom house. $1,250/Month + utilities/security deposit. No pets/no smoking. Convenient, in town, near school/library. (603)455-8873.

Firewood- $175/Cord. Green ash with some seasoned cherry to improve burning. Dan 603-455-5848 FOUR B.F. Goodrich R15 Tires. Great buy $200. 393-7884 or 455-8112

TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $600/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.

For Rent-Commercial 1800 Sq. Ft. Building with 2 offices and garage/warehouse space. Conveniently located near Busy Corner. $700/month. 603-998-0954.

NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Call now to apply 581-2450 ask for Tina

Free FREE Pickup for of unwanted, useful items. Estates, homes, offices, cleaned out, yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

Help Wanted CHEF NEEDED Awesome work environment! Seasonal (May - October) Must have valid license, transportation, references, great attitude! Paradise Beach Club


Back-up Custodial Help Wanted

For Sale

AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.

Furniture AMAZING!

TWO hope chests, $60 each. One kids roll top desk, $100, 2 Two Star brand wood heaters, small metal, great for garage or bob house $50/each, Frigidaire upright freezer 16 cu. Ft. $100. 387-6524

SOUTH Tamworth- 60’x30’ heated garage with toilet, large work room, 2 bays over head doors, showroom/ office. Great exposure on busy Rte. 25. Suitable for many uses. Available Immediately. Rent $800/mo plus security. Call owner, 323-7065.

7 Sofa, good quality & condition, ivory+, $100/OBO, 5h.p. compressor w/auto rewind hose reel $150., Yotul 602 woodstove $150., Porter Cable paint remover $100. 677-7323 or 455-2187 before 8 p.m.

WOOD STOVE Fisher Baby Bear, cast iron, good shape, priced to sell at $375. 387-8051

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

HAY for sale- $5 per bale, free delivery. Call 957-7401 LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. MARTIN HD28 1997 Action, was set up by professional. Beautiful sound, like new condition. Hard Case $1,650. 603-524-9491

BOWFLEX Treadclimber 3000Like new, only 65 miles. Asking $1,400. Gary 293-4129 or 455-8763

ONE man sled-style portable bob house with towbar, $150. Three man Frabill Ranger sled-style portable bobhouse with towbar $250. 524-4445

GENTLY used home office equipment package. HP Photosmart All-in-One C6280, Epsom Perfection Scanner 2400, Brother Laser Printer HL2140 $150. (603)731-6052

RIDING Lawn Mower SearsCraftsman LT 2000, with mulching deck - bagging attachment - trailer attachment. Recently serviced. $550 firm. Pick up in Sanbornton. Call 603-860-6420

Master Electrician

The Town of Sanbornton located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is looking for a part-time, fill in custodial employee to cover during absences of the regular staff. The successful candidate will be cleaning floors, windows, bathrooms, kitchen/dining areas, etc. and trash removal. Hours must be flexible, approximately 8 to 12 hours per week. The applicant will be subject to a though back ground check, including a criminal record check. Please submit a completed Town of Sanbornton employment application. Applications will be accepted until the position is successfully filled. Salary is competitive and dependent on experience, there are no benefits attached to this position. The Town of Sanbornton is an equal employment opportunity employer. Deadline for applications is March 30, 2013.

Major construction company seeking qualified electrician with experience, responsible for all electrical diagnosis and repair of crushing, concrete, and building related equipment. Must be capable of working alone and be a self-starter. Mon-Fri year round position with possibility of some weekends. Health benefits and 401K available.

SALES CONSULTANT Would you like to control your income? Well you can at Ippolito’s!

MARINA FORKLIFT OPERATOR Shep Brown’s Boat Basin, a Premier Full Service Marina, has a rare opening for a full time, year round forklift operator. MUST HAVE: Marina forklift experience, general boat mechanical skills, forklift maintenance experience and excellent organizational & time management skills. Valid Drivers License, NH Boating Certificate & DOT Medical Card are required. Must be able to work weekends. Competitive pay plan, vacation & health benefits are available.

Please email your resume to or call Stephen Hinchey, Service Manager at 603-279-4573

The Fireside Inn & Suites located at 17 Harris Shore Rd. in Gilford NH is looking for people to fill the following positions: Housekeeping Personnel, Laundry Attendants, and a Housekeeping Supervisor. All persons applying should be reliable, dependable and know what clean is. Experience within the field is helpful but not necessary. Persons should be able to maintain a professional attitude while at work and be ready for the busy season to come. Applicants must be flexible, weekend availability a must. All positions are year round, part time in off peak season with the ability to obtain full time hours in the busy summer months. Please apply in person.

PAUGUS Bay Marina Is seeking experienced marine lift operators. Apply within, 41 Sheridan Street, Laconia, NH 603-524-1233

CORMIER BUILDERS, INC. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Seeking seasoned operator proficient on multiple pieces of equipment. Ideal candidate will be a quality minded, hands on person who can perform layout & shoot grades TRUCK DRIVER Seeking experienced triaxle dump truck driver who can run loader & labor when necessary. Ideal candidate will be a CDL-A driver who can move equipment.

LABORER Seeking construction laborer to assist on job sites & perform landscape maintenance.

270 Tilton Rd., Suite 1 Northfield, NH 03276 Phone: (603) 286-1200 Fax: (603) 286-1201 Email:


Please mail or drop off resume to:

The Coleman Companies 9 NH, Rt. 113, Conway, NH 03818 EOE 603-447-5936

Help Wanted

to schedule appointments for brand name resorts across the country; we are the leading marketing office in the region, constantly growing and seeking new talent to add to our crew! Pay commensurate with production- goal based, average pay $17+ an hour. We recently moved to a NEW location at the Paugus Bay Plaza, immediate openings are available, 1st shift 8:30am to 1:00pm M-SAT (4 openings), 2nd shift 4:15pm to 10:00pm SUN-FRI (5 openings)

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980


Wholesale & retail. Bargain Basics, North Conway. Unbeatable prices. (603)327-4039.


We have an immediate opening for a commissioned Sales Consultant. Experience is not necessary, we will train you and you will receive a salary while you are in training. Good references are a must, must be self-motivated and reliable. Working Saturday and Sunday are a must. Control your income. The more you sell the more you make. Health insurance available after 90 days of employment. E-mail resume to or bring it in person or mail to:

Ippolito’s Furniture 193 Daniel Webster Hwy. Meredith, NH 03253 No phone calls!

LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER Woodland Heights School is seeking a KindergartenTeacher. Candidate must be New Hampshire certified in either Elementary or Early Childhood Education. Position will run from May 6, 2013 until the end of the school year in June. Information must be sent in by April 1, 2013 (or until filled) For the above opening please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification and three Letters of Reference to:

Dennis Dobe, Principal Woodland Heights School 225 Winter Street Laconia, NH 03246 Visit our website for information about the Laconia Schools at:

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

JOIN our family. The Fireside Inn & Suites is looking for a Night Auditor. Experience within the field is helpful but not necessary. Persons should be able to maintain a professional attitude and be self-motivated. To be considered for this job, persons must possess excellent computer skills, knowledge of Excel is a plus, accounting experience or adequate math capabilities. Great communication skills and dependability is a necessity. This is a third shift position; ability to work the overnight shift is required. Applicants must be flexible and have weekend availability. This position is year round. Please apply in person or mail your resume to: Fireside Inn & Suites, 17 Harris Shore Road, Gilford NH, 03249.

Landscape Maintenance and Construction Crew Members Wanted Must be motivated and have a positive attitude.

Call Pete (603) 279-1378 American Pride Landscape Company



KIDWORKS Learning Center. is now accepting applications for an Afternoon Float 12-5:30pm, Monday - Friday, Year Round. Must have 18 Early Childhood Credits. E-mail resume to EOE PAUGUS Bay Marina Is seeking experienced marine techs with G-3 training. Apply within, 41 Sheridan Street, Laconia, NH 603-524-1233

NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call


Mobile Homes


$34,995 52X14 $53,995 44X28 $69,995 38X26 Cape $91,000 Ranch 1,650 sq. ft.


Open Daily & Sun.

Camelot Homes

MOULTONBORO insurance agency seeking licensed applicants for sales and service positions, available immediately. Base pay, commission, incentives, bonuses and benefits negotiable. Resume and cover letter to LREIA, LLC PO Box 884 Moultonboro, NH 03254 or email to OWNER Operators Wanted! 85% of Gross, 40% Advance. No forced dispatch, trailer rental program. O/OP's with own authority welcome. Flatbed. 866-572-7297.

seeking full-time marine mechanic. Mercury, Volvo Yamaha experience a plus. Lakes Region.

Help Wanted


Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

Rt. 3 Tilton NH

Motorcycles 1980 FLH HD/Project bike. Runs, wiring needs to be finished, lost eyesight. All original equipment included, plus jack. $4,000. 387-6524

WANTED! Experienced Swim Instructors Laconia Athletic & Swim Club is looking for enthusiastic, outgoing and dedicated individuals with good communication skills and a genuine love of children. The ideal candidate will be American Red Cross certified with previous teaching, lifeguarding, or competitive swimming background. Must be 17 years of age, Part time position, required training. Applicants should fill out an application on LASC's website: Contact: Anna Swanson, Aquatic Director,


Custom showers, backsplashes, floors, etc. 15 + years installing tile everyday. Mark at American Pride Tile. (603)452-8181. Find us on Facebook!

Land (2) 300' WATERFRONT ACCESS LAKE WINNISQUAM LOTS with current State approvals. 8.9 acres/3.7 acres. BUY NOW AND BE IN @ SUMMER -$119K/ea. 455-0910

Mobile Homes

MR. JUNK- Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296

Buy • Sell • Trade

TELEPHONE Systems Sales and Service Data and Voice Cabling 20 Years in the Buisness. 524-2214

Roommate Wanted

CALL THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, water damage/drywall repairs. 455-6296.

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

LACONIA: Female, share townhouse, no pets, $550/month +security, includes utilities, beach access, walking trails. (603)738-3504.

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

DUST FREE SANDING Hardwood Flooring. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: HANDYMAN for hire, $12 per hour. 293-0683

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

The Alton School District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Buildings & Grounds for a Pre-K-8 facility. Applicant will supervise & evaluate department employees; be willing to obtain certification as the asbestos coordinator; and complete Emergency Response Training. Technology skills, e.g., “School Dude,” experience is a plus. Candidate should be capable of ensuring that buildings are at all times clean, safe and healthy for students and staff; making minor repairs as needed; must be able to work on multiple projects at one time; following required guidelines and maintaining records, including MSDS; contacting vendors for repairs; completing maintenance and bids/quotes, and preparing a budget each year. This is a full-time year round administrative position with on-call responsibilities. Includes an excellent benefit package. For more information, contact Kathy O’Blenes, Business Administrator. Associate’s degree preferred in Facilities Management Trades such as electrical, plumbing or HVAC. Salary to commensurate experience. Please forward your letter of intent, resume, any appropriate transcripts/licenses, and three current letters of reference to:

William P. Lander Superintendent of Schools 252 Suncook Valley Road Alton, NH 03809

Deadline for Applications- April 12, 2013 EOE

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

Yard Sale

BELMONT park 14ft. x 60ft., 3 bedroom, totally remodeled, asking $10,500 best offer, must sell. (603)520-3203

Immediate Vacancy Director of Buildings & Grounds Alton School District


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


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

March 16, 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. COLLECTIBLES (Precious Moments, Willi Raye), FURNITURE, Refrigerator, TOOLS, Home Decor, Cookware, Utensils and Much More. Most Items in brand new condition. 141 RIVERWOOD DRIVE, NEW HAMPTON, NH.

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348 Court St, Laconia, NH 03246 • (603) 524-2255 32 Whittier Hwy, Center Harbor, NH 03226 • (603) 253-4345

Financing Available thru Michelle Ricciuti, NEMoves Mortgage LLC NMLS#281314 (603) 581-2893 cell (781) 956-6899

Laconia $995,000

On an idyllic, level lot w/ Caribbean sand beach & sensational sunsets is this 4 bedroom home plus bunk house. #4144393

Susan Bradley 581-2810

Barnstead $499,000

Commercial storage facility w/ 49 storage units & 3 rental apartments/storefront w/ ample parking. #4179626

Reed Heath 581-2822

Moultonboro - $319,000

Charming log home only a few hundred feet from deeded boating & bathing rights. Warm & inviting. #4182447

Bill Richards: 603-253-4345

Meredith - $849,000

Wonderful camp on a private road with 315’ of WF. Perfect area on the lake for kayaking, canoeing or swimming. #4220441

Dean Eastman and Barbara Mylonas 603-253-4345

Gilford - $379,000

Breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee & Ossipee Mtn range from this 4 bdrm 3 bath Contemporary. #4120052

Kris Jones: 603-253-4345

Laconia $256,900

Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA Cape situated in a peaceful, cul-de-sac w/ filtered views of Lake Opechee make this the perfect spot. #4147606

Kim Bertholet 581-2872

Gilford $789,000

This stunning home built and designed with unmatched quality & custom features throughout that will impress you. #4219896

Susan Bradley 581-2810

Gilmanton $349,000

Major Price Reduction! Lovingly cared for and updated home w/ 2 story barn/garage in the Historic 4 corners. #4065227

Judy McShane 581-2800

Belknap Mill Indoor Flea Market offers chance to sell used items LACONIA — Your closets are full of miscellaneous items. Your “junk drawer” is overflowing. You’ve read all those books on your winter reading list and now the books are stacked around the house. Chances are you are tired of all the clutter, the things you just don’t want or need any longer. It’s nearly springcleaning time. But what to do with all that unwanted stuff? The Belknap Mill’s Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon will offer a chance to clean out unwanted items, and make a little pocket money at the same time. For just $15 each, participants in the Flea Market can rent a table space on the Mill’s third floor function space. A convenient elevator means vendors can easily get their items to the third

floor Flea Market. This is the time when seasonal antiques shops are preparing to open for the spring/summer and it’s a great opportunity to sell antiques and other items to antique dealers/pickers who will want to shop the event. The Indoor Flea Market is a fundraiser for the Belknap Mill, a nonprofit organization that offers year round art exhibits, concerts and other programs for adults and children. Along with the Flea Market, the Mill also will be featuring a baked goods table with yummy cookies, brownies, etc. for sale. To reserve a space in the Indoor Flea Market on April 20, call Nancy at 524-8813. For further information on Mill events or to become a member, visit

Newfound Regional junior David Gibson wins Poetry Out Loud semifinal BRISTOL — Newfound Regional High School Junior David Gibson won the Poetry Out Loud Semifinal at Plymouth State University on March 7. He will be competing against 10 other semi-finalists to earn the right to represent the State of New Hamp-

shire in the National Poetry Out Loud Finals in Washington DC in May. The state finals will be held Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Representatives Hall in the New Hampshire State House in Concord. The event is free and open to the public.

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Moultonboro - $130,000

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Tilton $109,900

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Gilford $175,000

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Laconia $129,000

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Laconia $109,000

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LAKE ACCESS VINTAGE FACTORY CONDO...Gorgeous top level corner unit with lots of windows!! 1147 SF 2 BR unit w/ windows in both bedrooms! TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT!! LR w/ built in bookcases, open concept, HW floors , granite kitchen and many custom updates. Kayak/ canoe racks with access to Winnisquam, workout room and bike storage. INCLUDES STORAGE SHED ON FIRST FLOOR!! $169,000

YOU’LL LOVE THIS GILFORD CONTEMPORARY!! IT’S A FUN HOUSE!! Deeded Winnipesaukee beach rights and minutes to Gunstock Ski Area. Open concept w/a fireplaced LR, beautiful Granite kitchen, 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, lower level family rm with another fireplace, 2 big decks , security system and beautifully landscaped. NOW...$239,900




IN-GROUND POOL!! Condition! Condition! Condition! Spring is coming and we have a beautiful in-ground pool and an outdoor fireplace . Blond hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining and living rm. Master bedroom w/bath, 2additional BR’s, lower level family rm w/direct entry from the 2 car garage. Central Vac & Central Air!! A GREAT PRICE AT...$189,000

LAKEWOOD BEACH ON WINNISQUAM!! The next best thing to living ON the water is living across the street from the water. There is a permitted in-law apartment or open is up and you’ll have a sprawling 4 bedroom 2 bath Ranch. BIG LR with a brick fireplace, screen porch, deck, wood floors and 1 car garage. LOTS OF UPDATES!!

EVERYONE GETS THEIR OWN BEDROOM!! This GRAND 4500SF home offers 5 bedrooms 3 full baths and an inlaw apt/home office!! Beautifully appointed with hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, tin ceilings, nooks & crannies, a beautiful new kitchen, vinyl windows, wrap around porch and.. there’s a 3 car garage!! 1.2 acre yard!! $339,000

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Sanbornton $125,000

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2 BR, 2 BA 14x70 mobile home in a Co-op park. Ramp for easy access into home and 10x10 storage shed. #4185226

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Margaritaville in Meredith features Caribbean delights MEREDITH — “Margaritaville in Meredith “, sponsored by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Friday evening, April 12 at Church Landing starting at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature culinary delights ala Caribbean style as well as the popular margarita tasting contest, this year featuring eight of the area’s finest restaurants. “Annie and the Orphans” will provide music for dancing. Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce President Dave Hamblet reports that the committee has been hard at work throughout the winter to put together this fun filled event. In addition to the Silent Auction, this year’s event will feature a live auction as well as several themed baskets. Included in the Auction are golf certificates to area golf courses, ski passes for next season to several New Hampshire ski area, an original oil painting donated by the Old Print Barn, a week’s stay for four in Tuscany and a six day, six night African safari, as well as high quality items donated by local retailers and gift certificates to area restaurants. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased on line at or at the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 272 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. The office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-4 p.m.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Lakes Region Lyme Support Group meeting. Third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Questions? Leave message for Nancy at 1-888-596-5698.

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Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting March 20 SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will begin the process of updating its 2007 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests, will focus on the natural and manmade hazards that put Sanbornton at risk as well as the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents. The committee will have its first meeting on March 20, at Central Fire Station 575 Sanborn Road, Sanbornton starting at 9:30 a.m. Residents of Sanbornton and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide

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input. Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Sanbornton will be determined as a result of this process. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Sanbornton one step closer to that goal. For more information call Chief Paul D. Dexter, Jr., Sanbornton Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 286-4819 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

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MORE TIME ON YOUR BOAT! Easy in & out slip offers nice clubhouse amenities, town beach around the corner & a great location for access to all that Winnipesaukee has to offer. $39,900 Steve Banks 387-6607 COUNTRY LOCATION. Wonderful building lot with approved septic design & building permit. Great access north & south, surrounded by Owl Brook. $29,900 Chris Kelly 677-2812

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MOUNTAIN AND WATER VIEWS from this 1.42 acre lot in low tax Moultonboro. Great family location with access to Berry Pond. Perc tests complete, use of the Skyland Park’s Airport & amenities. $68,100 Debbie Tarlentino 491-5404 ROUTE 3 LOCATION with unbeatable exposure. Street side retail/office building has a storefront on the busiest street in the City at a lighted intersection. Terrific traffic flow, ample on-street parking, overhead door, ideal for restaurant use. $250,000 Bob Gunter 387-8664

MODERN RANCH style home has 3 BRs & open concept living for today’s busy lifestyle. Beautiful hardwood floors, quality finishes, private deck, full basement & a babbling brook in the back yard. $189,000 Becky Whitcher 393-7072

AFFORDABLE VACATION HOME just a short walk to one of six beaches on Sawyer Lake! Updated 2 BR home is on a private lot with a great yard. Four seasons of fun only minutes to all Lakes Region amenities! $119,900 Scott Knowles 455-7751

NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING. Spacious 4-5 BR home has a screen porch & detached one-car garage. Lovely wood floors, tin ceilings, updated kitchen, windows, siding and roof on a nice corner lot. $97,500 Jim O’Leary 455-8195

LOW MAINTENANCE HOME for vacations or yr-round living. Fantastic sun porch, open floor plan, great deck, level back yard & right across from White Lake State Park for swimming & boating. $34,775 Steve Banks 387-6607

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