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LACONIA — Andrew Hosmer, who last year announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District, said yesterday that he was abandoning his bid for a seat in Congress

in favor of running for the New Hampshire Senate in the redrawn District 7. A father of four, including triplets, Hosmer said that the prospect of spending long stretches of time away from his family should he be elected prompted him to reconsider. “It is a great privilege for me to be able to be

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MEREDITH — Tony Bonanno, president of the Lakes Region Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, says that one of the major goals of the local group is to find more volunteers who will drive the blind and vision impaired to community events, medical appointments and grocery shopping.

He said that there is a great need for volunteer drivers which has been made even more acute in the last few years due to rising gas prices. And Bonanno says there’s also concern on the part of those who might be inclined to volunteer that they’re not physically able to handle that kind of situation. “Many people think they’ll need to see BLINd page 10

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Experts think suspect in Karzai at ‘end of rope’, war effort hits new low Afghanistan shootings may have had posttraumatic stress disorder They are questions already being debated: Did the soldier suspected of killing Afghan villagers have post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD? And did the people who sent him back to war after he was injured properly determine he was mentally fit to return? It’s way too soon to psychologically dissect the state of mind of the 38-year-old longtime soldier accused in the killings. However, several mental health experts said PTSD is a reasonable thing to consider. The soldier’s lawyer said his client had seen a fellow soldier’s leg blown off a day before the killings last weekend, and had suffered a head injury and lost part of a foot during three earlier deployments to Iraq. The soldier left for Afghanistan in December. “This kind of a person would fit the profile for someone who might well have PTSD,” said Dr. Roger Pitman, a Harvard Medical School psychiatrist who heads the PTSD Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has no knowledge of the case and spoke hypothetically, but said that if the soldier had recently witnessed a major injury to a comrade, it could have been an important trigger. “A psychologically traumatic event in which a person feels intensively helpless or terrified may result in a post-traumatic disorder,” Pitman said. “We’ve known ever since the Vietnam war that the unfortunate phenomenon of abusive violence often closely follows the injury or death of a buddy in combat. The injury or death of a buddy creates a kind of a blind rage.” On Friday, a senior U.S. defense official said that investigators have determined that the suspect had been drinking alcohol before he left the base the night of the killings. How much of a role alcohol may have played in the attack that killed 16 people is still under investigation, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because charges had not yet been filed. see PTSD page 10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he’s at “the end of the rope,” and a majority of Americans feel the same way. Of all the past decade’s setbacks in the endeavor to form a solid alliance with Afghanistan and defeat the Taliban, the war effort has been driven to a new low by the slaughter of nine Afghan children and seven adults allegedly by a U.S. soldier whose identity had been kept secret until late Friday. He is Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 38, of Lake Tapps, Wash., his attorney confirmed. The soldier was on his way Friday from a U.S. military detention facility in Kuwait to the maximum security prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., though Karzai demanded anew that he be tried under the Afghan justice system.

Karzai also is now insisting that U.S. forces retreat from rural areas immediately and let Afghans take the lead in security next year. But the White House and the Pentagon said Friday that nothing would collapse the war plan, even after the massacre, the inadvertent Quran burnings by U.S. soldiers and the deaths of seven American servicemen at the hands of their allies. Polls have shown that up to 60 percent of Americans say it’s time to end the war in Afghanistan. And that’s not lost on the administration. “The Afghan people are tired of war,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, just back from Afghanistan, acknowledged on Friday. “The American people share some of that tiredness after 10 years of war, as well. All of that’s understandable.” see AFGHANISTAN page 11

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is supporting gay marriage in Britain by relabeling an apple pie flavor as Apple-y Ever After. The South Burlington-based subsidiary of the global food and cosmetics conglomerate Unilever is issuing the newly labeled ice cream in the United Kingdom, where the government has said it plans to legalize gay marriage and has begun public consultation before introducing legislation. When Vermont passed such a law two years ago, the ice cream company celebrated by briefly repackaging its Chubby Hubby flavor Hubby Hubby. In Britain, Ben & Jerry’s is relabeling its Oh My Apple Pie flavor, which isn’t available in the United States.

“The point is to raise awareness around same-sex marriage issues,” company spokeswoman Liz Stewart said Friday. The change won’t affect ice cream pints sold in stores, but the label at the company’s scoop shops will be changed, Stewart said. “We’ve been an activist brand really since our inception in 1978,” she said. “We’ve stuck up for social justice issues in the past, and it’s something we’ll continue to do going forward.” She said people at Ben & Jerry’s “believe love is love.” “Marriage,” she said, “should just be defined by love and commitment.”

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers University student convicted Friday in the webcam spying episode that ended in his gay roommate’s suicide could be headed off to prison in a case experts say stands as a tragic lesson for young people about casual cruelties and unintended consequences in the Internet age. Dharun Ravi was found guilty of all 15 charges against him, including invasion of privacy and anti-gay intimidation. The jury decided that he not only spied on Tyler Clementi and another man as they were kissing but also singled out Clementi because he was gay. Ravi, 20, could get up to 10 years in prison by some estimates and could be deported to his native

India even though he has lived legally in the U.S. since he was a little boy. The case stirred a national conversation about antigay bullying and teen suicide. It also illustrated the dangers of technology in the hands of people who have grown up with the likes of Twitter and Facebook. “They don’t feel like they’re spying. It’s just their own iPhone they’re using, their own laptop,” said Annemarie McAvoy, an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School in New York. “Hopefully, parents will use this as an example for their children.” On the Rutgers campus, student Melvin Ways said: “I think the lesson here is not everything is meant to see WEB CAM page 11

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CHICAGO (AP) — The public radio program “This American Life” on Friday retracted a story about the harrowing tale of what an artist said he found while investigating Apple operations in China, citing “numerous fabrications.” The show’s weekend broadcast details inconsistencies in the highly popular Jan. 6 episode that was an excerpt from writer Mike Daisey’s critically acclaimed one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which currently is at the Public Theater in New York. “We’re retracting the story because we can’t vouch for its truth,” Ira Glass, host of “This American Life,” said in a letter posted on the show’s website. The New York Times said later Friday that it also had removed a questionable paragraph from the online archive of an op-ed piece Daisey wrote for the newspaper in October. Daisey also twisted the truth about his time in China during an interview with The Associated Press late last year. In his monologue, Daisey describes meeting very young workers who put in very long hours and were forced to do crippling, repetitive motions at factories that make Apple products in China. Some he claimed had been poisoned by a chemical called hexane. But “This American Life” says Rob Schmitz, a China correspondent for the public radio show “Marketplace,” located and interviewed Daisey’s Chinese interpreter, who disputed much of the artist’s claims. Daisey, under questioning from Glass, admitted in Friday’s broadcast that he didn’t meet any poisoned workers and guessed at the ages of some of the workers he met. “This American Life” said in its statement that staffers asked Daisey for his interpreter’s contact information while fact-checking the story and he said the cellphone number he had for her didn’t work anymore and he had no way to reach her. “At that point, we should’ve killed the story,” Glass said. “But other things Daisey told us about Apple’s operations in China checked out, and we saw no reason to doubt him.” Daisey posted on his web site Friday that he stands by his work and that what he does is theater, not journalism. “’This American Life’ is essentially a journalistic — not a theatrical — enterprise, and as such it operates under a different set of rules and expectations. But this is my only regret,” Daisey’s letter said. Daisey spokesman Philip Rinaldi said Friday his client was “not speaking to anyone about this right now.” Apple has been rebutting Daisey’s allegations for months, to little effect. The Times also wrote an investigative series in January on dangerous working and living conditions for people who make Apple products in China, including explosions inside factories making iPads where four people were killed and 77 were injured. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment Friday. The original “This American Life” episode, “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory,” has become the most popular podcast in the history of “This American Life” with nearly 890,000 downloads. Daisey also claimed in an interview with AP late last year that he met Chinese workers whose joints in their hands had disintegrated because they were doing the same motion hundreds of thousands of times. “I know that people in charge know about these things and chose not to address them. And that’s hard to swallow when you see the damage it does and you know how little it would take to ameliorate a high degree of human suffering,” he said then. The Times, which published Daisey’s op-ed piece following Steve Jobs’ death in early October, removed a paragraph from the online version that discussed conditions at Apple’s factory in China. The newspaper posted an editor’s note warning readers that the section had been removed because “questions have been raised about the truth.”

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — The military on Friday ordered soldiers in a section of southern France to wear civilian clothes when off-base for extra security following deadly, unsolved shootings of paratroopers in the area. Police brought in counterterrorism experts and specialists in serial killers as they pieced together clues over the shooting deaths Thursday of two paratroopers, officials said. At a news conference Friday, Toulouse state prosecutor Michel Valet said the gun fired was the same one used in a deadly shooting of a soldier four days before. He said authorities weren’t ruling out any theories about what was behind the attacks, but said a settling of scores was possible and there were no signs so far suggesting terrorism was involved. As a precaution, the army called for enhanced vigilance

among the 7,000-8,000 troops in the 11th paratroopers brigade based in and near Toulouse, and ordered them to dress in civilian attire when off-base, said Lt. Col. PierreYves Sarzaud, an army spokesman. A gunman on a motorbike opened fire on three uniformed paratroopers at a bank machine Thursday in the southern town of Montauban, killing two and critically wounding the other. The attack occurred not far from their barracks. The gunman appeared to be waiting for them, police said. Four days earlier, a gunman on a motorbike shot and killed another paratrooper in Toulouse, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) away. Valet said forensic analysis showed that the same weapon was used in the shootings in Montauban and Toulouse.

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai taxi driver has returned gold worth $450,000 to a customer who left the jewelry behind three days earlier. Police Col. Naradet Tiprak said driver Saksi Ketsikaew turned in 8.2 kilograms (289 ounces) of jewelry in cardboard boxes Friday. He said gold seller Ekarat Kanokwannakorn bought the gold Tuesday in Bangkok but forgot it in

the taxi while he was helping his sick wife. Naradet said police were skeptical about the delay but that Ekarat was happy to get back the gold and didn’t seek to press charges. The loss had been widely publicized. Ekarat rewarded the driver with two necklaces together worth about $10,000.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michael Brodkorb once was the bane of Minnesota Democrats, a savvy and aggressive operative whose scorched-earth approach to politics — showcased on a blog called “Minnesota Democrats Exposed!” — fueled his rise to dual roles as deputy chairman of the state GOP and chief spokesman for Senate Republicans. Today, he’s as toxic to his own party as he ever was to Democrats. Fired late last year from his Senate job after an adulterous affair with the majority leader — his boss — Brodkorb is now threatening a $1.5 million wrongful termination lawsuit that his attorney says could expose more than a dozen other Capitol affairs. “I call that extortion or blackmail and I will continue to do so,” Cal Ludeman, the Senate’s chief administrative employee, said this week. Brodkorb’s

lawyers called the comment defamatory. Whatever the motive, the mere possibility Brodkorb may expose alleged infidelities has rocked Senate Republicans and sent politicians of every stripe running for cover. At a regular end-of-week briefing for Capitol reporters, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, Sen. Julianne Ortman, said a variation of “no comment” eight times in less than five minutes when questioned about Brodkorb. Numerous Republican senators approached by The Associated Press said they would not discuss him. Ludeman fired Brodkorb without public explanation in late December, one day after Sen. Amy Koch abruptly quit her leadership post. When Koch later admitted she’d had an affair, widespread speculation had Brodkorb as see BRODKORB page 11

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Rush & the new blacklist The original “Hollywood blacklist” dates back to 1947, when 10 members of the Communist Party, present or former, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The party was then a wholly owned subsidiary of the Comintern of Joseph Stalin, whose victims had surpassed in number those of Adolf Hitler. In a 346-17 vote, the Hollywood Ten were charged with contempt of Congress and suspended or fired. The blacklist had begun. Directors, producers and writers who had been or were members of the party and refused to recant lost their jobs. Politically, the blacklist was a victory of the American right. In those first years of the Cold War, anti-communism and Christianity were mighty social, political and cultural forces. Hollywood acknowledged their power in what it produced. Rhett Butler’s departing words to Scarlett O’Hara — “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!” — were the most shocking heard on screen. Catholicism was idealistically portrayed in “Going My Way” and “The Song of Bernadette.” Priest roles were played by Bing Crosby, Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck. But over a half century, the left captured and now controls the culture. The Legion of Decency is dead. The Filthy Speech Movement from Berkeley 1964 has triumphed. The “seven filthy words” of comedians like Lenny Bruce and George Carlin are regular fare in films and steadily creeping into prime-time. Movies show sexually explicit scenes that make Howard Hughes’ 1944 condemned film, “The Outlaw,” starring Jane Russell, look like “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.” Where Ingrid Bergman of “Casablanca” fame had to flee the country in 1950 after an adulterous affair with director Roberto Rossellini, the media today happily provide all the salacious details of every “relationship” that Hollywood stars enter into and exit. All of this testifies to the cultural ascendancy of the left. Yet every establishment has its own orthodoxy, its own taboos, and its own blacklist. And, despite its pretensions to be open to all ideas, our cultural establishment is no different. While the Hollywood Ten have been rehabilitated and heroized, it is Christians and conservatives who are in cultural cross hairs now. Traditional Catholic morality is mocked, as are Southern evangelical Christians. And the new cultural establishment has erected a new regime called Political Correctness. It writes the hate-crimes laws that citizens must obey and

the campus speech codes students must follow. The new mortal sins are not filthy talk or immoral conduct, but racism, sexism, homophobia and nativism. The establishment alone defines these sins and enforces the proscriptions against them, from which there is no appeal, only the obligatory apology, the act of contrition and the solemn commitment never to sin again. If you still believe homosexuality is unnatural and immoral and gay marriage absurd, you are a homophobe who is to keep his mouth shut. If you think some ethnic and racial groups have greater natural athletic, academic or artistic talents, don’t go there, if you do not wish an early end to your journalistic career. If you think illegal aliens should be sent home and legal immigration should mirror the ethnic makeup of the nation, you are a xenophobe and a racist. All of these terms — racist, sexist, homophobe — are synonyms for heretic. Any of them can get you hauled before an inquisition. To control the politics of a nation, control of the culture is a precondition. For who controls the culture defines what is moral and immoral, and what is heroic and villainous. And if you can set limits on what journalists write and broadcasters say, you can shape what people think and believe. Through history, frightened establishments have dealt severely even with peaceful challenges to their power, which is why Socrates was forced to drink poison, Christ was crucified, Sir Thomas More was beheaded and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was sent to the Gulag. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” for demanding that Georgetown Law School subsidize the $3,000 women students annually require for birth control to exercise their sexual freedom, the media that piled on Rush objected less to the term than to the target he picked: one of their own. Bill Maher routinely uses far more odious terms on Sarah Palin. Yet his $1-million gift to an Obama Super PAC was welcomed by agents of the same president who phoned Fluke to console her over Rush’s remarks. Rush apologized. But the left still campaigns to have his voice stifled and censored, by threatening advertisers of his radio show with boycotts if they refuse to drop him. Thus does the left honor the First Amendment. As shown in HBO’s “Game see next page

LETTERS Year after year, it seems that Gilmanton’s dirt roads get worse To the editor, It is great to see an article addressing a big problem in Gilmanton — mud. I would just like to add to the story. In recent days the school buses have also been stuck on Guinea Ridge Rd, Stone Rd. and Sargent Rd., not to mention countless cars and delivery trucks. Here on Sargent Road, I see many of my neighbors parking their cars at the end of the road or other neighbors driveways and slogging through the mud on foot to get home because the road is impassable for them. Road agent Perkins echos that point in your article” Even we got stuck in places”. It is also insulting to hear Mr. Perkins, say it’s just, “mud season” and to wait: “We need a few days of dry weather and some wind to dry things

out a bit,”. I would like to give creedence to Bill Smith, Jr. and say that year after year our dirt roads get worse. My question is, when will the town stop throwing money into the mire by dumping gravel into these mud pits that causing huge ruts and then grading or smoothing out the mud which fixes the road for 15 minutes? If it rains most of us will not be able to get to work or get help from first responders, we will effectively be on islands. I have an idea, instead of all the hard work (which make no mistake, I appreciate) putting band-aids on the roads, why don’t we hire engineers to address the causes and be done with the problem this year and never have to revisit it. Thanks for your time. Craig Hollingsworth Gilmanton

Just like Christmas, Easter’s true meaning is being eliminated To the editor, Easter is around the corner and for some reason, the true meaning of Easter is eliminated just like Christmas. Easter is not about the Easter Bunny or Easter Eggs. It is about going to church and celebrating the resurrection of Christ. I have no idea when the Easter Bunny came into play. You went out and bought Easter clothes so you could be all dressed up for church. Now I am going to go out

and look for a “holiday” spruce tree for Easter. Last year I could not find one so I figured if I started early enough, I would find one this year. I have seen colored eggs on branches and little white sprigs, but no Holiday Tree. I must admit that I do look forward to the Cadbury eggs. Happy Easter to all. Barbara J. Perry Moultonborough

Gilmanton Corner Store pizza made election day more enjoyable To the editor, On behalf of all the Gilmanton selectman candidates, I would like to say a big thank you to Craig, owner of the Gilmanton Corner Store for offering and donating coffee, pizza and cold drinks during our long day standing

in front of the Town Hall on Election Day. The generosity and delicious pizza were greatly appreciated as it made our day so much more enjoyable. Brett Currier Gilmanton

Towns that approved new fire trucks should pool buying power To the editor, While watching WMUR news this morning I was amazed at how many towns had voted to purchase new fire trucks. Now do you think all these towns could get together and contact

a handful of fire truck manufacturers and try to negotiate a package deal? Probably not but would it not be the intelligent thing to do? Bob O’Neill Meredith

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Only through my service can I disprove critics of my candidacy To the editor, I would like to thank those Gilmanton Voters that supported SB-2 and also those that wrote me in for School Board this year. I accepted the position yesterday and am looking forward to serving those in the community who have confidence that I can represent them in this position. This was a record turn out for Gilmanton for a local election and it really is good to see community members engaging in the process. As all of you well know hitting the 60-percent passage for SB-2 is a major challenge in itself and I think that it speaks volumes to both our town and our school that we must address our current tax situation. There are those who are already voicing concerns about whether I can serve effectively. Only through my service will that be apparent, but I can assure you that I will perform these duties with a respect for everyones opinions and I will also work to establish the balance that I believe is needed for those working to educate our children and those paying for it. Just to address “rumors” about my last service on the School Board. Yes, it is a fact that I had a child that attended private school that was paid for by the Gilmanton School District. There are many details about why this happened which would be too lengthy


to address in a letter to a newspaper, but I would like to clarify a few facts about this. This was approved by the entire School Board and the administration at the time, during the time that I was not on the board. Some of those who take great joy in spreading discontent about the issue were in fact on the board at the time and approved this action. Just as it was then, it seems as though some believe that it is okay to pit a personal situation involving a child into a political situation, but that is what the world is like today – unfortunately. This time around should be a lot different as the dynamic of having a child leveraged against me for my actions is not at play. This alone will provide a huge amount of peace and ability to serve as effectively as possible. If there are community members that would rather have detail instead of gossip, I am open to discussing this with you to help resolve concerns. However, this was a family matter and should be left as just that. It has no bearing on my future service to the Gilmanton School District. It is just a piece of history that would be better addressed in a second edition of Peyton Place. I am grateful to those that continue to support me and am looking forward to serving as your elected School Board Member. Cindy L. Houghton Gilmanton

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Hold your head high and maintain that watchful eye, Center Harbor To the editor, I want to thank all those who have opposed the Center Harbor police station projects over the past few years. Because of your efforts, Morrill Park was not bulldozed; a lengthy legal battle to alter a charitable trust was thwarted; two massive police stations were stopped; a portion of residential lake view property remains on the tax roles; the original bond amount was cut by almost 50-percent; a holding cell was removed from the plans

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Let the T-N Fire Commissioners do the job we elected them to do To the editor, First, let’s stay focused on the issues of public safety and emergency response. We are constantly reminded that “every second counts – it is the difference between life and death”. I believe that our fire chief is THE most important resource the TiltonNorthfield Fire District and its staff members have. In the case of a severe, complicated, unusual or even a catastrophic event, and when every second counts, it wouldn’t be in our best interest to have this valuable resource being part of our community and not more than TWENTY plus minutes (or more)

away from our immediate needs! Our Fire Commissioners have been elected to create, administer and implement policies necessary for the smooth, efficient operation of the Tilton-Northfield Fire District (TNFD). Residency is about servicing the immediate needs of our district and its employees in a timely manner. Please let them to do their job. Trust and support their decision to consider residency a necessary and essential requirement for any person filling the rank of fire chief. Gretchen Wilder Northfield

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To the editor, I noted an exchange between Nancy Parsons and Thomas Lemay. Some things to consider: Firstly, religious liberties do not trump equality under the law. If one wants to be a religious fanatic, a bigot, a sexist or a homophobe, they can do it in their own home, church, or private affiliation. People have used religious beliefs to support wars, cruel and unusual punishments, beating children, religious oppression, slavery, miscegenation laws, segregation, anti-semitism, anti-suffrage, polygamy, and homophobia, and its all a failed Medieval argument. The courts have already ruled on a variety of these issues and the religious conservatives have lost. For a bunch of tea bags who are concerned with abortion and welfare, they sure haven’t thought this one out in the slightest. If one wants fewer abortions and less welfare families, family planning, sexual health care, sex education, and contraception education are the only answers. Making contraception unavailable and abortion illegal is about as intelligent a solution as the drug war is for drug use or banning guns is to end violent crime. Not only have the courts ruled in New York and California against religious conservatives on the contraception rule, the EEOC has made a similar ruling. In this nation, church and state are separate entities. A person’s free exercise of religion STOPS when they infringe upon another’s liberty and equality under the law. Using the plastic religious liberty card does not trump equality or the immunities guaranteed by the Constitution. A person might have a religion that prohibits medicine for their child’s health care and for that they deserve to lose their child until that child’s home is safe. Churches can’t infringe on matters of equal protection under the law. Religious belief can not be used to limit the freedom, health or safety of others. These are settled issues and all this belly-aching by

I’m grateful for the chance to continue working for a town I’m proud to be a resident of To the editor, I would like to thank all the Ashland residents who helped me win re-election for selectman. I have been in office five years and I am proud to tell people that I live in Ashland. Ashland is a unique small town and the people of the town are very special. I will work to keep spending down, work to keep

the taxes from sky-rocketing, and do what is best for the town, the townspeople and work well with all of the employees. Thanks again. Feel free to contact me by calling the town office at 968-4432. Jeanette Stewart Ashland Selectman

Voters of Center Harbor came to town meeting on Tuesday with their thinking caps on To the editor, Tuesday night, the voters of Center Harbor had their thinking caps on. They approved the expansion of the Town Hall. Rather than listen to the false claims of critics, they realized that the Building Committee had come up with a plan that met the needs of the Fire Department, town offices and the

Police Department. This all volunteer committee met many times, listened to the voters last year, and brought in the excellent new plan at a cost below last year’s. This is a great day for Center Harbor as it moves in to the future. Kent Warner Center Harbor

As a selectman, I will sincerely give my best effort to the people of New Hampton To the editor, To the voters of New Hampton: Thank you for electing me to the office of select-

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Community Aspirations petition wins endorsement from City Council By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA —Amid debate in Manchester and the Legislature about placing a moratorium on settling immigrants from abroad, the Mayor’s Human Relations Committee, in partnership with the Lakes Region United Way and civic groups and city departments, has taken a different tack. Last week Carol Pierce of the Human Relations Committee presented what she called an initiative to progress “from tolerance to inclusiveness” undertaken in partnership with the Lakes Region United Way, School District, Police Department, Lakes Region Community College and other groups and individuals throughout the community. She explained that the initiative grew out of concern for the tone of “civil discourse” and incidents of “bullying.” Following a forum, led by representatives of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization committed to countering discrimination and bigotry in all its forms, Pierce said that the coalition decided “we need to have a statement in the community of what we believe in, saying ‘this is who we are.’ “ Alan Robichaud of the United Way said that in course of visiting schools districts he met with the principal of Moultonborough Academy and noticed a framed statement on his office wall. He took a copy to the Human Relations Committee, which in turn circulated it to other groups. After the statement was tailored to suit the city, the coalition adopted it. Pierce read the statement to the City Council. It says: “ We the People of Laconia, in order to REACH our full potential as a civil and caring community, affirm and adopt the following ideals and aspire to be: Respectful of each other, the community, the environment, and ourselves in our words, actions and deeds; Ethical, honest, truthful, trustworthy, sincere, fair, even in circumstances of difficulty, intolerance and trouble; Accountable to each other and ourselves, to distinguish between right and wrong, to be morally,

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Notice that the opening letters of each clause form the anagram “reach.” The statement, Pierce explained, will be circulated as petition and ultimately printed, together with the names of all the signatories, in the newspaper. At Pierce’s invitation, Mayor Mike Seymour, followed by the city councilors, signed the statement and lauded Pierce for the work of her committee. “This effort is noteworthy,” he declared.

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A furnace malfunction forced the evacuation of Inter-Lakes High School shortly after 10 a.m. Friday morning and brought emergency personnel to the scene from the Meredith Fire Department and local ambulance services. More than 500 High school and Middle Tier students were moved to the gymnasium of the Elementary School until the high school was checked out and declares safe. Students and staff who had headache symptoms were checked by rescue workers in ambulances which were brought to the scene. Superintendent of Schools Phil McCormack said that students were back in the high school building by noontime. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun)

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City recycling effort still far short of 25% goal BY MICHAEL KITCH LACONIA — After nine rounds, the recycling challenge remains far short of its goal of recycling a quarter of all trash collected at the curbside by March 1. Recyclables represented 13.8-percent of all trash collected at the curbside during the round that ended on March 2, slightly less than 14.2 percent posted in the prior two weeks. In the latest round 22.69 tons of recyclable materials were collected at the curb on the five routes, 1.31 tons less than the 24 tons picked up in the first two weeks of February. The Tuesday route, which has recycled the most tonnage in every round, again topped the list with 7.03 ton, or 22-percent of all the trash collected. The Monday route recycled 4.56 tons, or 18-percent of all its trash, but the other three routes recycled between 10-percent and 12-percents of all their solid waste. Every ton taken out of the waste stream and recycled reduces the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste, which is funded by property taxes, by more than $150-per-ton. Meanwhile, City Manager Scott Myers this reminded the City Council of pending proposals to increase tipping fees at the transfer station and limit the number of containers for curbside collection aimed at reducing the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste. Currently tipping fees range from $5 for loads less than one ton, to $10 for loads between one and two tons and to $30 a ton for loads of more than two tons. But, the city pays Waste Management $16.60

to truck the trash to Penacook and the Concord Regional Solid Waste Resource/Recovery Cooperative $66.80 a ton to dispose of it at the incinerator for a total cost of $83.40 a ton. Last month, the Department of Public Works recommended raising the fees in two increments. The fee for loads of up to 100 pounds, approximately the equivalent of five bags of household trash, would be $5. Beginning on July 1, 2012 loads of more than 100 pounds would cost 3.5 cents a pound, or $70 a ton, calculated in increments of 20 pounds to match the calibration of the scale. On July 1, 2013 the rate for loads of more than 100 pounds would rise to 4.5 cents a pound or $90 a ton. The fees for disposing of electronic waste, currently $5, $10 and $15 according to the type of device, would be doubled to $10, $20 and $30 beginning July 1, 2012. The DPW also proposed reducing the number of containers placed at the curbside at both residential and commercial properties to encourage recycling. The number of containers at single and multi-family residences would be reduced from five to two per family while at commercial properties the number of containers would be reduced from 10 to seven. At properties serving both residential and commercial uses the total number of containers would be reduced from 15 to nine. The maximum weight of containers would be reduced from 60 pounds to 50 pounds. Myers told the councilors that he was preparing the 2012-2013 city budget and the appropriations and revenues for solid waste would depend on the fate of the proposals.

HOSMER from page one Hosmer was also facing an uphill struggle to capture the nomination in a primary featuring Carol Shea-Porter of Rochester, who represented the district in Congress for two terms from 2006 to 2010, and Joanne Dowdell of Portsmouth, a businesswoman who served on Barack Obama’s steering committee in 2008. An internal poll recently commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee projected Shea-Porter winning the nomination by a landslide. She enjoys strong support among Democrats on the Seacoast and in the tri-cities — Dover, Rochester and Somersworth — and three times has run well in Manchester. According to Open Secrets, Shea-Porter has $306,744 while Dowdell has banked $181,090 and Hosmer $90,066. A recent WMUR Granite State Poll reported the incumbent Republican Frank Guinta of Manchester leading Shea-Porter by 48-percent to 41-percent while in January Pulse Opinion Research, LLC

found the two running neck-and-neck with 41-percent apiece. Meanwhile, not long after Hosmer announced for Congress he was encouraged to renew the bid for the state Senate he lost to Republican Jim Forsythe of Strafford by a margin of 11,737 to 7,117 in 2010. Since then the senate districts have been redrawn. Laconia, together with Franklin and eight towns — Andover, Belmont, Boscawen, Canterbury, Gilford, Northfield, Salisbury and Webster — will form District 7. Laconia, Belmont and Gilford are in Belknap County while Franklin and the other six towns are in Merrimack County. The new district would become an open seat since no incumbent senator resides within it. Stressing that “I really think it is a privilege and an honor to be elected and serve in any public office,” Hosmer said that as a member of the state Senate he would have of an opportunity to make a direct impact on the lives of his fellow citizens. “The Senate is very appealing,” he said.



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POP from page one young man in the north end of the city. He, too, was caught, charged with about seven of them and senHe said initially it tenced to jail. was nothing more than Cameron said other options to protect “things” is him being just a guy stemming from efforts made by the company which interested in another created the LoJack car theft recovery chips. While new tool. many automobile manufacturers are installing their But then he got an own versions of the alarm and retrieval system, idea. he said the company is working on much smaller “How about if I offer microchips that can be affixed to a number of elecengraving to students tronic items. to identify their elecHe said most larger police departments, includtronics?” he thought to ing Laconia’s, have the “pinging” technology and if himself. smaller items are similarly chipped, the technolFor months, as School ogy can be used to locate those items and prosecute Resource Officer, Orton those who stole them. said that he and the For protecting the home, Ashley said the same lesschool administration sons learned at last year’s public forum apply today. had been investigating a He recommended people do a walk around their series of thefts of I-pods, own homes and properties and identify for themlaptops, cell phones and selves where they are vulnerable. other reasonably expen“Think like a thief. If you were going to break into your sive electronic equipLaconia police can return bicycles they find to owners if they’ve registered the bike’s serial number own home, where and how would you do it,” he said. ment from students. As with the department. If there’s no record of the bicycle, it is added to a pile to be auctioned off. (CourHe said outdoor lighting and motion lighting is a quick fix, he and the tesy photo) always good, remembering to lock doors and winadministrators identidows, and to not leave attractive articles like electhen we know who to return it to,” he said. “Without a fied the locker rooms as one of the high-target areas tronics, wallets, pocketbooks in plain view of outside record of those numbers, bicycles just sit in a shed for and instituted a policy of keeping the outer doors windows. about a year and then we auction them away.” locked while students are upstairs in gym class. Ashley also recommended photographing jewelry The team also recommended people buy and bicyBut Orton wanted something for the long term. and other valuables. “If we know exactly what it cle lock and use it. He had also found that even if a stolen item was looks like, we can tour the pawn shops and try to He also recommended everyone jot down the serial recovered, it was often not possible to determine its identify the stolen items,” he said. number of all things that they purchase or have rightful owner - unless, of course, it was engraved. The Laconia Police also has a house check proespecially electronics, power tools, small engine Orton used his daughter as his guinea pig and gram. If a resident knows he or she will be away vehicles and appliances. carefully engraved her name on a spot on the back of for a while, they can notify police who will perform “It only makes sense for insurance reasons,” he her I-pod. He began offering his engraving services random house checks. said. “If a person were to lose everything in a fire, to all of the other students and by the end of last He said people should take care not to let mail the insurance companies are going to want a record year he had engraved nearly 100 electronic items. and newspapers pile up outside, keep driveways of what was lost.” This school year, he began keeping a register of all plowed and shoveled in winter, lawns mowed in the Perhaps the most serious property crimes are burof the serial numbers for the items he engraved and summer and to generally not advertise a house as glaries - defined by law as the unlawful entering of was actually successful in recovering an I pod that being vacant. a structure. was stolen from the son of one of his fellow employAshley also recommended getting to know the Ashley said it was only last summer that two ees. He said that more than 200 students have now neighbors. young Laconia men went on a burglary spree that taken advantage of his engraving services. “Almost nothing works as well as a neighborhood terrified the community. In that case, he said the Orton’s solution to an obvious problem was what watch,” he said. “If you keep an eye out for them, department created a special task force and had Chief Christopher Adams calls Problem Oriented they’ll keep an eye out for you.” plain-clothed and uniformed patrols working special Policing - or identifying a problem and finding a way “Remember,” said Cameron. “It’s consumes a lot duty to identify the thieves. to fix it. less effort and expense to prevent a theft than it Ultimately they were caught and charged largely Now Orton is part of a team of city police officers does to solve one.” because an alert patrol officer kept seeing the same led by Sgt. Dennis Ashley who have taken non-comtwo men during the late hours of the evening in mercial theft as their POP project. target areas and realized one of them had an old “Laconia has been identified as having the highest bench warrant for his arrest. property crime rate per capita in New Hampshire,” In another situation about three years ago, Ashley said Ashley, who met Thursday with Orton and Det. said there was a spike in burglaries because of one Bob Cameron - two of the other members of his team - and allowed the Sun to sit in on his meeting. The goal of Ashley’s team is to get people in the city to understand how they can take some very small and inexpensive steps to avoid being targeted by a potential thief. “Easily,” said Ashley, “Ninety percent of all thefts from vehicles are because they are unlocked.” He said in his experience, potential thieves will HOW IT WORKS PAST DEALS ABOUT US walk through neighborhoods and pull on door handles to see if they can easily access the car. “It’s a crime of opportunity and with a little awareness you can keep yourself from being a victim,” said Cameron. Statistically, thefts from automobiles are some of the hardest to solve. In 2012, there have been 11 reported thefts from cars and to date none of them have been solved. Ashley said the former theft campaign slogan “lock it or lose it” is most applicable here. “Lock your car doors,” he said. Ashley also said it is advisable to not leave attractive targets in cars - especially GPS systems, computers, pocketbooks and the like. He also said, with most automobiles, if a thief can access the vehicle, he or she can also access the trunk. Other efforts revolve around burglaries and thefts from property. Ashley said bicycles, lawn equipment, construction equipment and other attractive things people keep in their backyard are often targeted. For about five years, city police have kept a registry of bicycle serial numbers. He said sometimes a thief will take a bicycle and go for “a joy ride” and then abandon it.

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BLIND from page one take a person who is blind and literally carry them into a car and do everything for them. That’s not really the case. Practically all of us are mobile and can get around on our own.’’ says Bonanno He said that finding transportation is one of the biggest problems that the blind face and leads to a social isolation, something he’s combated by taking part in a discussion group at Trinity Episcopal Church, just two driveways down from his home on Rte. 25. “They have a potluck supper and an informal service. I’ve met more than a dozen people there who know what to expect when they have a blind person with them. Two weeks ago they were having trouble with low flow from a faucet and I was able to call on my experience to help them fix it. I knew that since they were on well water that the aerator was probably clogged with silt and stones and told them to take it off and clean it. They did and it worked,’’ he says. Bonanno comes by those skills through his own experience as a former maintenance supervisor for Logan Airport where he ran a staff of 23 and also dealt with a myriad of contractors. He first became aware of his vision problems nearly 25 years ago when laser surgery was needed to stop bleeding in the blood vessels in his eyes. He is a diabetic and says that his vision has been deteriorating for years. He retired in 2000 and moved to Moultonborough, where he built a home. In 2006 he voluntarily surrendered his driving license, saying “I took myself off the road before I killed someone.’’ He said that he found out about the local chapter of the blind from a man who drove him to Boston for medical appointments and soon thereafter con-

tacted Ed Meskys of Moultonborough, one of the group’s founders and producer of its newsletter. ‘’He’s my mentor,’’ says Bonanno, who visited Meskys to see how he uses the Jaws program, which enables Meskys to use a computer which talks to him. Bonanno now has a similar setup, and, with the aid of a powerful magnifying program, is able to do such things as email and word processing. He gets 30 or more e-mails a day, many of Tony Bonanno, president of the Lakes Region Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, is lookthem from service dog ing for volunteer drivers in the Lakes Region. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun) owners, which is an important resource for him as he is looking to get a ment problems to join the local chapter. service dog in the near future. He says that the group meets on the next to He said that Meskys encouraged him to start last Saturday of the month at the Good Shepherd attending the local chapter of the blind gatherings Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia. and that after his first meeting he was hooked. Meetings start at 10:30 a.m. and involve discus“It was what I needed. A group of people who shared sions with guest speakers and a pot luck lunch. The the same experiences I had and was supportive and next meeting is on March 24. helpful. It’s a wonderful group that puts people in He said that the organization produces a newstouch with resources they need,’’ says Bonanno. letter in large print and by email and that people Bonanno is reaching out to people in the Lakes can request their preferred format from. edmeskys@ Region with a letter which is being hand delivered, 253-6207. by Meals on Wheels drivers and in which he introHe urges anyone interested in finding out more duces himself and urges those with vision impairabout the organization to call him at 279-3308.

PTSD from page one The soldier has not been charged and the Army has not released his name. Late Friday, his attorney, John Henry Browne of Seattle, identified his client as Staff Sgt. Robert Bales of Lake Tapps, Wash. Previously, Browne said the soldier’s family had told him that the soldier saw a friend lose his leg — an account that has not been independently verified. Browne also said, that while in Iraq, the soldier had suffered a concussion in a vehicle accident caused by an improvised explosive device and had to have part of one foot removed after suffering a battle-related injury. The military has not released details of those injuries, the cause of the accident or exactly when the 11-year veteran was hurt. Browne said the soldier was screened for the head

injury before he was sent to Afghanistan. He said he did not know if his client had PTSD, but said it could be an issue at trial if relevant. During a visit to the soldier’s home base Friday, Gen. David Rodriguez, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, said there was “sufficient screening” for PTSD at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Wash. The command is responsible for training and preparing soldiers for battle. He also defended how the Army handles the stress of multiple deployments. Browne has said his client had been training as a military recruiter and did not want to go to Afghanistan. “There’s not a cookie cutter solution. There’s no rule that says, ‘This guy can handle two or three,’” Rodriguez said. “But we pay attention to that very,

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AFGHANISTAN from page 2 But he also said he is confident that Americans realize the U.S. needs to finish its work of stabilizing Afghanistan to ensure that al-Qaida cannot against use that country as a launch pad to attack the United States. His theme — patience — is likely to dominate the discourse in Washington and in allied capitals in the lead-up to a NATO summit meeting in Chicago in May. President Barack Obama called Karzai on Friday seeking clarification on the demand concerning U.S. troops in rural areas, and White House press secretary Jay Carney said the leaders agreed to keep discussing the matter, which is at the heart of the military strategy. “I think that the two men were very much on the same page” about gradually handing over security responsibility to Afghan forces, with U.S. and other international troops switching to a support role throughout Afghanistan sometime in 2013, Carney said. A final transition to Afghan control is supposed to happen by the end of 2014. Another pillar of the war strategy is creating meaningful peace talks with the Taliban insurgents, but that, too, suffered cracks in the aftermath of the village massacre. The Taliban said it was no longer talking on terms set by the Americans. A senior U.S. official familiar with the discussions said American officials presume that the timing of the Taliban announcement following Sunday’s kill-

ings was an attempt to gain greater leverage. Officials have long calculated that the Taliban would not engage seriously in peace talks unless it had lost more ground militarily. Despite calls for the Army suspect to be tried in Afghanistan, Bales was flown Wednesday to a military detention facility in Kuwait, where that country’s officials expressed unhappiness that they were not first consulted. It remained unclear when the Army would formally charge the soldier, who was said by his lawyer to be reluctantly serving his fourth tour of duty, his first in Afghanistan after three tours in Iraq in his 11-year military career. Much of what is publicly known about the staff sergeant has been disclosed by the lawyer, John Henry Browne, a veteran defense attorney from Seattle who came forward Thursday. According to statistics provided by the Army on Friday, 107,075 soldiers, or about 20 percent of all active-duty Army members, have had three or more deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan over the past decade. Browne said that one day before the rampage, the soldier saw a comrade’s leg blown off. A senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss possible evidence in the case, said investigators have determined that the suspect had been drinking alcohol before the killings. The official said the role of alcohol in the case is still being studied. Browne has said the suspect’s wife reported her husband did not have a drinking problem.

WEB CAM from page 2 be publicized to the entire world, especially private matters and things that are personal to people.” Prosecutors said Ravi set up his webcam in his dorm room and watched Clementi kissing another man on Sept. 19, 2010, then tweeted about it and excitedly tried to catch Clementi in the act again two days later. A half-dozen students were believed to have seen the live video of the kissing; no video was taken in the second instance. On Sept. 22, Clementi threw himself off the George Washington Bridge after posting one last status update on Facebook: “Jumping off the gw bridge, sorry.” At a courthouse news conference after the verdict, Clementi’s father, Joe, addressed himself to college students and other young people, saying: “You’re going to meet a lot of people in your life. Some of these people you may not like. Just because you don’t like them doesn’t mean you have to work against them.” Ravi shook his head faintly after hearing the verdict. He and his parents left the courthouse without comment, his father’s arm around his shoulders. His attorney Steven Altman issued a brief statement saying “everyone could rest assured that at the appropriate time an appeal will be filed.” Ravi’s lawyers had argued at the trial that the col-

lege freshman was not motivated by any hostility toward gays and that his actions were just those of an immature “kid.” In letting the case go to trial, Ravi gambled and may have lost big. Months ago, he and his lawyers rejected a plea bargain that would have spared him from prison, and prosecutors would have even helped him avoid deportation. The most serious charges — two counts of bias intimidation based on sexual orientation — carry up to 10 years in prison each. But legal experts said the most Ravi would probably get all together at sentencing May 21 would be 10 years. The judge could also give him no prison time at all. Prosecutors said they would consult with Clementi’s family and the other man in the video — identified as only as M.B. — before recommending a sentence. Ravi was also convicted of seven counts of covering up his actions by instructing a friend what to tell investigators and deleting tweets and text messages. He was not charged with causing Clementi’s death. And while the jury was told Clementi had taken his life, prosecutors did not argue directly that the spying led to his suicide. Clementi’s death was one in a string of suicides by young gays around the country in September 2010. President Barack Obama commented on it, as did talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A woman who was ordered off an airplane in Vermont for refusing to cover herself up while breast-feeding her child has reached a settlement with Delta Airlines and two other airline companies she sued. Emily Gillette of Santa Fe, N.M, says she was kicked off a Delta Connections flight in Burlington in 2006 because she wouldn’t cover herself with a blanket while nursing her 1-year-old daughter. Gillette filed a complaint with Vermont’s Human Rights Commission and then a lawsuit against Delta Airlines Inc., Freedom Airlines Inc. and Mesa Air Group Inc. for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Her lawyer on Friday would not say how much the airlines will pay. The amount was redacted from a copy of the settlement agreement obtained by The Associated Press and first reported by the Burlington Free Press. “I am relieved that this long ordeal is now over but hope that the outcome is much more than a story about one case of discrimination,” Gillette said in a statement. “I hope my experience and how I was treated helps raise awareness of this important health benefit for children and nursing mothers.” Her story, which gained national attention, prompted a protest “nurse-in” in 19 airports in November 2006 by outraged mothers. Phoenix-based Mesa and the now-defunct Freedom also have agreed to pay the Vermont Human Rights Commission $20,000 in a separate settlement. The commission had found that there was reasonable grounds to believe that Mesa and Freedom discriminated against Gillette based on a Vermont law that protects women’s right to breast-feed in public. BRODKORB from page 3 the other half. But that wasn’t confirmed until this week when Brodkorb’s attorney said the two, both married to other people, had been in an intimate relationship. Brodkorb’s potential lawsuit rests on a gender discrimination claim that even his attorney called “new and creative:” that he was treated differently as a man who had an affair with a female superior, in contrast to numerous female legislative employees he claims never lost their jobs despite affairs with male legislators. “He intends to depose all of the female legislative staff employees who participated in intimate relationships, as well as the legislators who were party to those intimate relationships, in support of his claims of gender discrimination,” according to a legal document Brodkorb’s lawyers filed this week with the state. Brodkorb’s attorney, Philip Villaume, told The Associated Press on Friday that Brodkorb has evidence of “10 to 15” such affairs. He wouldn’t describe the evidence.



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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that for breach of the conditions set forth in a certain Mortgage given by CHARLES SAPIENZA to RICHARD J. MORWAY , which Mortgage is dated September 29, 2006 and recorded in Book 2342, Page 779, Belknap County Registry of Deeds, as assigned to RICHARD J. MORWAY, JR. and CAROL A. MORWAY, TRUSTEES OF THE RICHARD J. MORWAY, JR. REVOCABLE TRUST OF 1994 and to CAROL A. MORWAY and RICHARD J. MORWAY, JR., TRUSTEES OF THE CAROL A. MORWAY REVOCABLE TRUST OF 1994, by Assignment of Mortgage dated July 14, 2010, recorded in Book 2661, Page 339, Belknap County Registry of Deeds, given to secure a certain Promissory Note, of even date with said Mortgage, and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, RICHARD J. MORWAY, JR. and CAROL A. MORWAY, TRUSTEES OF THE RICHARD J. MORWAY, JR. REVOCABLE TRUST OF 1994 and the CAROL A. MORWAY REVOCABLE TRUST OF 1994, will sell the mortgaged premises at public auction at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday March 28, 2012, on the premises, being a certain tract of land, with all improvements thereon, located in Winnisquam Beach Campground, A Condominium, Grey Rock Road, Belmont, County of Belknap, State of New Hampshire, more particularly described as follows: Condominium Unit # 10, together with its Limited Common Area Campsite, as defined, described and identified in Declaration of Condominium for Winnisquam Beach Campground (the “Declaration”), dated April 7, 1999, recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds in Book 1549, Page 604, as amended; and as shown on certain surveyor’s and engineer’s plans entitled, “Site Plan of Winnisquam Beach Resort, A Condominium”, prepared by Turning Point Land Surveyors and Land Planners, dated January 8, 1998, revised through September 29, 1998, recorded in Drawer L32, Plan #83 through 91 of the Belknap County Registry of Deeds. See also Floor Plan entitled, “Floor Plan, Winnisquam Beach Resort, A Condominium”, dated August 24, 1999, prepared by Bryan L. Bailey, LLS, recorded in said Registry of Deeds in Drawer L32, Plan #93 Also conveying with said Condominium Unit an equal, undivided interest in the Common Area and Property as defined, described and identified in the Declaration and on the Plans. Included with the mortgaged premises are any and all improvements and additions made to the limited common area campsite appurtenant to Condominium Unit #10, as described above, including, but not limited to, a certain Astro Manufactured Home located upon said unit, Model Country Manor, FK, Serial Number AP8032. Being the same premises conveyed to Charles Sapienza by Warranty Deed of Richard J. Morway, dated September 29, 2006, recorded in Book 2342, Page 775 of the Belknap County Registry of Deeds. The mortgaged premises shall be sold subject to all taxes, liens, encumbrances and covenants of record, if any, which have priority over said Mortgage Deed. A true copy of the original Mortgage instrument may be examined by interested persons at Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, PA, 28 Bowman Street, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246, during regular business hours. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. TERMS OF SALE: Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) of the bid must be tendered in the form of a certified or bank cashier’s check made payable to Richard J. Morway, Jr Revocable Trust of 1994 and the Carol A. Morway Revocable Trust of 1994 at the time of acceptance of the bid. The balance of the bid shall be due in the form of a certified check, or bank cashier’s check upon delivery of the foreclosure deed within thirty (30) days after the foreclosure sale. The Mortgagee reserves the right to waive all or any portion of the amounts required to be tendered upon acceptance of the bid. Additional terms may be announced at the auction. Mortgagee reserves the right to qualify bidders prior to sale. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the mortgaged premises, the Mortgagee reserves the right to retain the deposit in full as liquidated damages as a result of the bidder’s failure to perform and acquire the mortgaged premises at the price bid by the defaulting bidder. RIGHT TO AMEND: The Mortgagee reserves the right to (i) continue the foreclosure sale to such subsequent place or date as the Mortgagee may deem necessary or desirable; (ii) bid upon and purchase the mortgaged premises at the foreclosure sale; (iii) reject any and all bids for the mortgaged premises; or (iv) amend or change the terms of sale set forth herein by announcement, written or oral, before or during the foreclosure sale, which changes or amendments shall be binding upon all bidders. WARRANTIES: Except for warranties arising by operation of law, the conveyance of the mortgaged premises shall be made by the Mortgagee and accepted by the successful bidder as is, where is, and without any further express or implied representations or warranties whatsoever, including warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. DATED at Laconia, New Hampshire, this 28th day of February, 2012. RICHARD J. MORWAY, JR. and CAROL A. MORWAY, TRUSTEES OF THE RICHARD J. MORWAY, JR. REVOCABLE TRUST OF 1994 and THE CAROL A. MORWAY REVOCABLE TRUST OF 1994 By their Attorneys, Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, PA John P. Giere, Esquire 28 Bowman St. Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 524-2166

Scholarship applications available for kids who want to go to Space Camp CONCORD — The McAuliffeShepard Discovery Center and its philanthropic partner, Touch the Future, Inc., are searching for this year’s candidates of the annual Alex Higgins Space Camp Scholarship. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL where participants are immersed in simulated air and space training. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31 and is open to New Hampshire residents between the ages of 7 and 18. The Space Camp Scholarship program honors the life of Alex Higgins by providing New Hampshire children the opportunity to attend Space Camp. “Alex was the most wonderful son that a father could have, full of life and filled with good will toward his fellow human beings,” said Paul Higgins of Bedford. In 1994, Paul and his son Alex attended the parent/ child program at U.S. Space Camp in Florida. The program allows other children to enjoy the same excitement

and wonder of the space program that Alex had during his Space Camp experience. Every year three talented New Hampshire students between the ages of 7 and 18 are chosen by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and Touch the Future, Inc. as winners of the Alex Higgins Space Camp Scholarship. Just like in the Apollo Program that took us to the Moon, three “primary crew” and three “backup crew” members are chosen every year. If, for some reason, a primary crew member is not able to accept their scholarship, it would then be passed to one of the backup crew members. Recipients are selected on the basis of essays, report cards and recommendations. The Alex Higgins Scholarship Fund covers the full cost of tuition but does not cover transportation to Alabama. The deadline for submitting an application is March 31 and the winners will be recognized during the Discovery Center’s Aerospacefest on May 5.

Community Talent Night at Franklin Opera House is March 31 FRANKLIN — The ever popular Community Talent Night returns to Franklin Opera House on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. The first talent show took place 11 years ago when the stage had just been reopened and there was very little in the way of lighting, curtains or anything else, recalls executive director, Steve Foley. “Galen Doscher and I had spent all day hanging the new main curtain and finished up an hour or so before the show. Galen had been crawling around up on the rigging grid and looked like a coal miner at the end of a day’s work. There was no time to wash up as we had not set up the borrowed sound equipment. I remember drafting Ken Merrifield (now Franklin’s Mayor) and getting him to help me with the sound system. From a production standpoint, it was a disaster, but the spirit of the show was awesome and everyone had a great time.” Foley also recalled that he watched the show from off stage so that he could

reset the circuit breaker every time the lights would go out. That first show was produced by Jule Finley, a Franklin High School teacher and founder of Franklin Footlight Theatre, which spurred the effort to reopen the historic theater in the Franklin City Hall. Since then, the show has come a long way and, in spite of the difficulty of trying to get the sound right and the multiple set changes for so many different acts in rapid succession, it remains one of the highlights for the staff and volunteers at Franklin Opera House each year. To participate in this year’s show an entry form is needed. They are available by emailing or by stopping by or calling the Franklin Opera House at (603) 934-1901. Entry forms will also be available in the lobby at Franklin City Hall. Entry forms must be received by the end of the day on March 23. Acts of most any type are welcome to audition. Performance time is limited to about 3 minutes, depending on the number of performers.

PSU offering war veterans group PLYMOUTH — The Counseling and Human Relations Center will be offering a War Veterans Group to provide PSU students (and possibly some non-students) who are U.S. military veterans of war an opportunity to address issues of coping, stress management, and the aftereffects of their combat and/or non-combat war experiences with other veterans in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. The goals of the group include the increased ability to cope effectively with the stress resulting from military/war experience and from read-

justment to civilian life; development/ strengthening of healthy stress management tools; and mutual support in an environment of peers who have shared war experiences. Group facilitators will be Robert Hlasny, Ph.D., and Michael Fischler, Ed.D. The meeting day and time will be determined after considering members’ scheduling needs. Those who know students who are war veterans can encourage them to call the Counseling and Human Relations Center at 603-535-2461 to schedule an intake assessment to determine if this group might be right for them.

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We are a Welcoming Congregation Sunday, March 18th 10:00 am Rev. Kent McKusick, UUSL Minister

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By Holiday Mathis and make a soul connection, as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Gender differences will be a part of today’s story. You may realize your own subtle biases and make slight adjustments to your approach with the opposite sex. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Using your charming social graces may just help you get exactly what you want. However, you’ll only be able to keep your object of desire if you also happen to be qualified to receive it in the first place! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A project is coming together, and there are many people around you who could help you move things along. The one whose personality and skills are equal to and extremely different from your own will be the perfect partner. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your body is getting stronger, and because of this you also feel more in control of your emotions than you did earlier in the week. There will be a sense that a pressure is off of you for now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Loved ones may have expectations that you are unaware of, and it’s important to be open. Inquire about what they think should happen and what they are really wanting from you. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 17). People will like what you’re doing and giving. Receiving compliments with grace takes practice, and you’ll get plenty of it this year. Your connection with a special friend grows continually stronger. Spring brings different ways of getting around and new rituals and habits. You’ll cash in on long-term projects in June. Taurus and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 1, 24, 19 and 40.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are becoming wiser as you get to know yourself better. Research your past, and compare it to the present. Family pictures and mementos will be a springboard to broaden your sense of who you are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You often get accused of being stubborn -- and for good reason. However, that same fixed quality may be your saving grace today. Besides, you have earned the right to be unreasonable once in a while. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be attracted to the tasks that take a herculean effort. You may have the sense that a job is too overwhelming to even know where you should start. Start where you are and with what you have. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Each new generation has the sense that what worked for their parents isn’t going to work for them. And they’re mostly right. The world is changing fast. But past generations still have much to offer you today, so listen up. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Taking care of household tasks is more challenging than you thought it would be. Things have a way of very quickly becoming a mess. Devote twice as much time to getting your surroundings in order than you think it will take. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You strive to listen more than you talk, and this habit will put you in a prime position. People love it when you listen to them. You might be the only one who makes someone feel heard. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your aesthetic is honed now, and you’ll be most attracted to people who have similarly strong tastes and a definitive style. However, be sure to look deeper

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, March 17, the 77th day of 2012. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1912, the Camp Fire Girls organization was incorporated in Washington, D.C., two years to the day after it was founded in Thetford, Vt. On this date: In A.D. 461 (or A.D. 493, depending on sources), St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul. In 1762, New York’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place. In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War. In 1910, the U.S. National Museum, a precursor to the National Museum of Natural History, opened in Washington, D.C. In 1941, the National Gallery of Art opened in Washington, D.C. In 1942, six days after departing the Philippines during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur declared, “I came through and I shall return” as he arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater. In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, “californium.” In 1966, a U.S. midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain. In 1970, the United States cast its first veto in the U.N. Security Council. (The U.S. killed a resolution that would have condemned Britain for failure to use force to overthrow the white-ruled government of Rhodesia.) In 1992, in Illinois, Sen. Alan Dixon was defeated in his primary re-election bid by Carol Moseley-Braun, who went on to become the first black woman in the U.S. Senate. One year ago: The U.N. Security Council paved the way for international air strikes against Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, voting to authorize military action to protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya. U.S. drone missiles hit a village in Pakistan; U.S. officials said the group targeted was heavily armed and that some of its members were connected to al-Qaida, but Pakistani officials said the missiles hit a community meeting, killing four Taliban fighters and 38 civilians and tribal police. Today’s Birthdays: Jazz/New Age musician Paul Horn is 82. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 71. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 69. Singersongwriter John Sebastian is 68. Rock musician Harold Brown is 66. Actor Patrick Duffy is 63. Actor Kurt Russell is 61. Country singer Susie Allanson is 60. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 58. Actor Mark Boone Jr. is 57. Actor Gary Sinise is 57. Actor Christian Clemenson is 54. Actress Vicki Lewis is 52. Actor Casey Siemaszko is 51. Writerdirector Rob Sitch is 50. Actor Rob Lowe is 48. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 45. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 44. Actor Yanic Truesdale is 43. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 40. Rock musician Caroline Corr is 39. Actress Amelia Heinle is 39. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 38. Actress Natalie Zea is 37. Actress Brittany Daniel is 36.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner. 6 p.m. at the Community Church of Alton. $10. For reservations call 364-9670. Sons of American Legion hosting Saint Patrick’s Day dinner and dance in Meredith. Dinner served from 6 to 8 p.m. with dancing to follow. $7 per person or $10 per couple with proceeds benefitting David’s House at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through March across Rte. 3 from Tilton AutoServ. Over 40 vendors. 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. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. 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. Artsy Saturday at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discover a new art conceptand take home a masterpiece - learn how to make leprechauns dance. For children and adults. St. Patrick’s Day dinner to raise funds for Got Lunch! group. Seatings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Hosted by Laconia Kiwanis Club at the Beane Conference Center. $20 tickets can be purchased at NAPA Auto Parts in Laconia, Sunflower Natural Foods and Greenlaw’s. Cabin Fever party at Sanbornton Public Library. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Party will feature a tropical theme, hors d’oeurves, mocktails and games. Lakes Region Flag Football hosting demonstration sessions. 1 to 3 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field. Flag football is open to all boys and girls in the Lakes Region between the ages of five and 15. Try the sport for yourself. Ernie Bolduc giving lecture on maple sugaring. 7 p.m. at Laconia Public Library. The Bolduc Farm in Gilfod has been sugaring since the 1700s. The Laconia Historical and Museum Society is hosting this event. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. Meat Bingo at Meredith American Legion. 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the post’s scholarship fund.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Breakfast buffet, featuring omelets, hosted by the Masons of Winnipesauke Lodge #75 in Alton. 7 to 11 a.m. at the lodge on south Rte. 28. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast hosted by Laconia Rotary Club. 8 a.m. to noon at the Belknap Mill. $5 per person or $20 per family. Funds will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Attendees are encouraged to bring a personal care item to donate. Patrick’s Pub hosting fund raiser for Laconia Historical & Museum Society. 5 to 9 p.m. Half of food purchases will be donated to the society. Patrons must mention to their server their intention of supporting the cause.

MONDAY, MARCH 19 Lakes Region Art Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community in Laconia. Plymouth resident and contemporary painter Marcia Santore will present.

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Dear Annie: Ten years ago, I fell in love with “Brandon” and had the two happiest years of my life. Then he changed. We broke up, and I found out he had been having sex with another coed. His deception and harsh words put a stop to any fantasies of reconciliation. I soon began a relationship with “Travis,” and we remain together. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I know he loves me and our values align. Despite everything, however, I have never been able to get over Brandon. I know it’s absurd. Brandon and I have been in sporadic contact through mutual friends. He married the coed, a manipulative type who has made it clear she doesn’t want to hear my name. The life he leads now is not one I would want for myself. I’ve been told that Brandon would like to see me, just as a friend, but he has made no move to initiate contact. I ought to know better than to believe it, but I feel a pain at the core of my body whenever I think of him. Tears come to my eyes when I recall the joy we had together. I love Travis, but I don’t feel for him what I felt for Brandon. Travis doesn’t deserve such divided affections. Am I doing a disservice to him by ignoring these persistent feelings? Is it realistic to want that joy again? -- Hopelessly Unhealed Dear Hopeless: You have an idealized version of Brandon based on the two years of bliss you had together. But that person doesn’t exist (and maybe never really did), and the relationship is dead. You need to mourn its loss, move forward and force yourself to stop romanticizing and clinging to the past. Young love, especially first love, has an aura that cannot be duplicated, but it doesn’t mean you cannot find something equally wonderful if you are open to it. If Travis isn’t the right guy, it would be a kindness to set him free. But don’t do it because you dream of reconnecting with Brandon. You’d only be setting yourself up for disappointment.

Dear Annie: My 96-year-old widowed mother has been in a nursing home for six years. Her mind is sharp, but she has a hard time taking care of herself. Mom has made many friends at the home and is loved by all who meet her. My siblings and I visit as often as we can, and Mom is always happy to see us. The problem is her grandchildren. They claim they are too busy or can’t bear to see Grandma in a home. But they don’t even phone. The same goes for her many nieces and nephews. My siblings and I have told them how much it would mean if they visited, but it doesn’t help. Why do people find time to go to a funeral, but can’t manage a visit when the person is still alive? I worry they will someday realize what a huge mistake they are making by ignoring Mom in her final years. Please tell your readers to visit someone in a nursing home. I hope and pray that when I get old, my children and grandchildren find some time to spend with me. -- My Heart Is Aching for Lonely Seniors Dear Heart: Sadly, those who don’t make time to be in touch with a loved one will certainly have regrets. We hope your letter will be a wakeup call. Feel free to send a copy to all the offenders. Annie’s Snippet for St. Patrick’s Day: Always remember to forget the things that made you sad. But never forget to remember the things that made you glad. Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you. Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.

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DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise $450 (603)539-1603.

2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x2: Single cab, V-6, 5-Speed, red, Florida truck with no rust. Great shape, 121k miles. $2,995 firm. Phil, 393-7786.

LAB X puppies; black/ blonde; health certificate. $300. Call (603)986-0536, (603)662-2577. SHIH Tzu puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450. Parents on premise (603)539-1603.

Announcement WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH. Open weekends only from March 19th through April 1st.

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

Autos 1993 Dodge Pickup with dump318 motor, 118K miles. $1,500.Call 528-1676 2000 Dodge Van- V-6, good on gas, good condition. Come check it out! 85,000 miles. $3,700. 524-8092 2000 Ford Taurus SL. 4 door, dark red, inspected. $2,195. 630-3482 2002 Ford Ranger Stepside. 2WD, standard 5-speed, good condition. $3,800 or best offer 533-0002 2002 Nissan Sentra R Spec-V, 4-cylinder, 6-speed, good gas mileage, $2500/obo. Call Shane 603-848-0530.

BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

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

BOATS 2000 Godgrey Sweetwater, 22 Pontoon Boat: 50hp, Mercury outboard, 4-stroke, seats 12, fish finder, depth finder, must see! $7,000. 455-0404. Dock space for 24 footer. PrivateMeredith Bay. $1,700 for season. 279-2580 OUTBOARD MOTOR DISPLAY, Belknap Mall opposite CVS, or visit www.outboardrepower.NET SEASONAL boat slip for rent. $1600/season. Glendale Yacht Club. 27ft X 8ft. 772-774-8551

For Rent BELMONT 1 Bedroom Apartment, Heated, Newly painted, Walking distance to the Belknap Mall. $165.00/wk. Four weeks security deposit. No pets. No smoking.

527-9221 AVAILABLE April 1. Large 1 bedroom apt. 2nd floor, quiet street, off-street parking, furnished or not, small pets OK, walk to park &

For Rent

For Rent ALTON Room w/bath in country: 10 minutes from Alton & Wolfeboro. $450/month w/utilities. Outside smoking OK. 875-6875. Love pets!

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

For Rent

For Rent

BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 267-0545-or 781-344-3749

GILFORD April 1st. Your new 1BR lakefront apt! Private, views, w/d, fun. $725/ month 603-393-7077.

BRISTOL- House on private lot. Two rooms for rent. $110/Week, heat & electricity included. 530-2261 BRISTOL: Newly renovated 2-bedroom apartment. Heat and hot water included. $700/month. 217-4141. Available April 15.

Franklin 3 Bedroom Mobile Home on Own Land

1-1/2 baths, Washer/Dryer Handicap Ramp Mowing, Plowing, Water Incl.

$850/Month + utilities No Smoking, Pets, Sec & Refer.

(603) 944-2916

FRANKLIN Cozy, 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment Nice neighborhood, $600/Month + Utilities No Smoking

455-0592 FRANKLIN: Quiet modern 2-Bedroom w/carport. 2ND-floor, starting at $765/Month, includes heat/hot water. Security deposit & references required. No pets. 286-4845. FULLY furnished beautiful upscale duplex. Gunstock Acres, 2-3 bedroom. $1,300/Month-Fully furnished, $1,200/Month unfurnished. utilities included. 603-759-2895.

GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $890/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 LACONIA - 26 Dartmouth St., low traffic area near schools, park & downtown. 1/2 of a duplex, 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, walk-out basement w/washer-dryer hookups, large open porch, level lot for outside activities & ample off street parking. On the sunny side of the house, clean w/hardwood floors. Non-smoking. $1,000/month plus heat & utilities. Call owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA - Small 2BR house on large private lot. W/D hookups. $900 +utilities. 556-7905 LACONIA- 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163 LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 3 bedroom, 1/2 duplex house, nice neighborhood, playground, Manchester St. No utilities. $900/ month. 603-642-8446. LACONIAGreat downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884

FURNISHED Room with own bathroom. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

LACONIA- Large 3 Bedroom. Sunny, washer/dryer hook-up, storage. $995/Month, first, last, + security 524-0480

GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1,300/monthly. Parking garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208.

LACONIA: Large, sunny 3BR, first floor. $1,000/month plus utilities. Central air, washer/dryer hookup, hardwood floors, walk to the lake and downtown with space for your garden. Available June 1st. Pet friendly. Contact Heather, 998-3174.

HARRIMAN HILL Located on Pine Hill Road (route 109A)

Wolfeboro, N.H. BELMONT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath, single-level, washer/dryer hook-up, attached garage. Non-smoker, Near LRCC/LRGH, security deposit. $995/month. + utilities. 528-1432.

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

MOVE IN SPECIAL Security Deposit = $700 first “ full months rent is free” Section 8 Welcome Income Restrictions Apply Well Maintained Units, Off Street Parking No Pets Allowed CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFO!

1-800-742-4686 The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301 Proudly owned by Laconia Area

* * * March 2012* * * 24 new apartment homes Section 8 Welcome 6 Buildings comprised of only four (4) units each EnergyStar washer and dryer supplied in each unit

2-Two bedroom fully wheelchair accessible units 2-Two bedroom handicapped adaptable units 8-Two bedroom townhouse style units 4-Three bedroom townhouse style units 8-One bedroom units (4-second floor & 4-townhouse style) Refrigerator, Stove and Dishwasher

Townhouse style units have 1 and 1/2 baths Income limits Apply NO PETS PLEASE THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFO! 1-800-742-4686

The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301

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For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA- Ranch style house. Completely renovated, 3-bedroom, 2-bath. Brick fireplace, screened in porch, front & back yards, quiet neighborhood, close to town, great for kids. $1,300/Month, includes water/sewer, electric. 603-707-1483 No Smoking/No Pets

LAKEPORT- Freshly painted, big 5-room, 2-bedroom apartment with lake view. Includes washer/dryer, hardwood floors, cabinet kitchen, 2 car parking, plowing and landscaping. Huge, bright and sunny master bedroom overlooking lake. Section 8 approved. $185/Week + 4-week security deposit. No utilities, no dogs, no smoking. Proper I.D., credit check and background check required. Showings on Friday only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838

LACONIA- Spacious 2 bedroom. Laundry hook-ups, no pets, no smoking. $875/Month. photos and info. at: 528-1829 LACONIA: 2BR townhouse, 1.5 bathrooms, w/d, attached garage. $1,300/month plus utilities. Call 387-7138. LACONIA: 1-bedroom, $135$150/ weekly includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 528-0024. LACONIA: Charming sunny small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200/week. includes heat/ hot water. 455-5569. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $165/Week, utilities included. No pets. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKEPORT Tiny one-bedroom, first floor, 1-car parking, lake view, $125/week. No utilities-No smoking, No dogs. references and credit check a must, leave message for Rob. 617-529-1838. MEREDITH lakefront studio, utilities included, no pets, no smokers, single person, $850/mo. Call 279-1472.

For Rent

For Sale


90-GALLON Marine Fish Tank: Includes light, skimmer, pumps, live rock and fish! $800. 968-7941 or 986-3540.

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

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

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

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

LITTLE HOUSE, Ashland. This guesthouse is tiny, but cozy. Climb up ships ladder to 2 small bedrooms. Bath has shower only. Nice porch. All utilities included plus basic cable & internet. $175/wk or $750/mo, plus security deposit. References. No pets, non smokers ONLY. 968-7800 MEREDITH- 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and living room. No pets. No smoking. $700/Month, includes heat & hot water. Convenient Residential Location. 279-4164

For Sale

Help Wanted AUTOMOTIVE Reconditioner / Detailer: Must have experience & valid NH driver!s license. Competitive pay. Call for interview, 524-4200.

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Newly Renovated Apartments, Meredith, NH New two bedroom apartment: $1,050/month, New three bedroom apartment: $1,150/month. Great parking, close to town, brand new appliances heat and air conditioning included in rent. Call for more information and appointment to see. Joyce Janitorial Service 603-524-8533 TILTONUPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $630/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

Spring into Affordable Housing Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted gross income. Deductions given for childcare and medical costs (if qualified).

Deer Run Apartments Meredith, N.H. Call Today

to see if you qualify or download an application at 603-224-9221 TDD #1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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

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

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

(12) 10ft. Environmental tubes for septic system, includes clips, $500. (603)937-0478. 4-Goodyear Eagle Performance Touring all season tires. 225/60R16. Lightly used. $300 or best offer. 279-3980

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

MATTRESS & FURNITURE CLOSEOUTS AND OVERSTOCKS! PANAMAX M5400-PM Voltage Regulator for home audio/theater. 11 outlets. $450. 496-8639. YAMAHA Integrated Power Mixer (PA System), 400 watts, $100; COMMUNITY Bass Bin Subwoofers, 2 available, $100 each or $175/pair; SONY6-Disc CD Changer for Home Stereo, $90. 393-7786.

Call Now To Apply

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

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

YUGOSLAVIAN-SKS Rifle- 7.62 X 39mm. Black wood finish, picitiny rail & tapco muzzle break. $300. Call Tom 387-6700


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

For Sale

Thule Racks- Will fit small or full-size pickups. Comes with adapters for newer Toyota Tacoma. $300. Call Tom 387-6700

20% OFF ENTIRE STORE! RECLINERS $299, FUTONS, $299 BUNKBEDS, $399 SOFAS, $599 RUSTIC FURNITURE AND ARTWORK TOO! COZY CABIN RUSTICS AND MATTRESS OUTLET 517 WHITTIER HWY. (RTE 25) MOULTONBORO CALL JAY 603-662-9066 WWW.VISCODIRECT.COM NEW mattresses ...always a great deal! Starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Rental Assistance Available Apply Now for our Waiting List

LEDGEWOOD ESTATES Get your name on our waiting list Rental Assistance Available

• Spacious units with a lot of storage area • Low utility costs • On-Site Laundry & Parking • Easy access to I-93 • 24-hour maintenance provided • 2 bedrooms with a 2 person minimum per unit.

Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted income. Hurry and call today to see if you qualify, or download an application at: 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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


SUMMER CAMPS Lakes Region, NH Letter & Resume to:

CNC’S – Lathes – VMC’s SET-UP Must understand G Code Ability to measure parts and interpret prints Working knowledge of SolidWorks EdgeCam or CamWorks a plus Supervisor Experience a plus Send resume, references and salary requirements to:

Hebert Foundry & Machine 113 Fair Street Laconia, NH 03246 Email: PLEASE - no walk-ins or call-ins

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MONDAY, MARCH 19 American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Evangelical Baptist Church (12 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 3 to 7 p.m. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Guy Haas at 279-2230. Meeting of Lakes Region I.B.D. Support Group for persons with Chrohn’s Disease, various forms of Colitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 7 p.m. at the Wesley

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MOWING CREW help wanted Experienced with clean driving record. Please call Bruces Landscaping 279-5909 A Drug-Free Environment

NEW OPENINGS NOW Increase in business has opened the door for immediate full-time positions for GCO Advertising. We are currently seeking the right candidates for the following: • Scheduling Depart. • Customer Service • Management Trainees (in as little as 30 days)

• And Marketing / Advertising Departments This is a permanent position so looking for those looking for something long-term. All applicants must pass a criminal background check and always dress to impress. Those interested should call Mon & Tue due to the fact we can put you to work this week our # is 528-2252 .

Laconia Harley-Davidson has the following open positions: • Reception/Administration • Parts Department · Service Technician · Motorcycle Sales · Facilities · Bike Wash

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HIRING NOW!! Company now ahead by 25% has created full-time positions in our Brand New Lakes Region facility. Please call Ian at 603-528-2237 for complete details.

Woods Community Center at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. For more information call Randall Sheri at 524-2411, 359-5236 or 524-3289. Open pinochle game at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Parade Road) in Laconia. 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. 18+ pick-up basketball at the Meredith Community Center. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $1 per session. Mahjong game time at the Gilford Public Library. 12:30 to 3 p.m. New players welcome. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information.



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


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

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

Parish of Blessed Andre Bessette Respect Life Committee meeting. 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Gym in Laconia, front room. Public welcome. For more information call 528-2326 or 524-8335. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. 35 Tower Street. Weirs Beach. NH Jazz presents soul and blues artist Dave Keller. 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Frieght Room in Laconia. $12 and BYOB. Ernie Bolduc presenting lecture on maple sugaring. 7 p.m. at Laconia Public Library. The Bolduc Farm in Gilford has been producing maple sugar and syrup since the late 1700s. This event is hosted by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. Admission is free, though donations are accepted.

HOUSECLEANING-LOOKING for cleaning jobs. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or any weekday afternoon. Rentals, Condos, mobile homes, foreclosures. Available to help with errands/shopping. Great references. Please call 524-6363

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THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Saturday, March 17, 2012— Page 19

Moultonborough announces 2012 Adopt A Spot program MOULTONBOROUGH — Applications for Moultonborough’s 2012 Adopt A Spot program are now available. Under the program participants prepare a planting plan for approval and plant and maintain the spot throughout the summer months into early fall. The participants all are given recognition with a nameplate at the spot and there is a judged award at the end of the season. Last year some nine local business, families, and service clubs beautified prominent public locations by adopting them. The spots were located throughout the community ranging from the town entry sign at Center Harbor to the larger scale Sutherland Park. All were given certificates of appreciation and

the top three spots were given special plaques of recognition, after a judging by local gardeners. Selectman Joel Mudgett says, “While we may disagree over some issues now and again there is one thing that all in Moultonborough agree on and demonstrate; the community minded volunteer spirit of our people. We can’t thank our participants enough for their efforts in improving the quality of life in our community and hope they will have some additional company this year.” Applications may be obtained at the Town Offices or on line at and must be returned by 2 p.m. on March 29.

Electric Cooperative launches new pilot rate program PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Electric Coopwith Time-of-Use & Critical Peak (TOU/CPP) – this erative (NHEC) is seeking volunteers for a twogroup will receive an IHD and be placed on a TOU year pilot program that will explore the impact of rate. Members of this group will also be subject to up new electric rates that vary by time of day. Eligible to 12 Critical Peak Pricing events during the summer members in the Plymouth and Meredith areas have when regional electric demand is highest. Notice of been notified via mail and will be given the chance these Critical Peak Pricing days will be sent via the to volunteer for the pilot study until the enrollment in-home display, e-mail and/or text message the day deadline of April 2. before the event and will significantly impact pricing “A time-based rate varies daily between a higher between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. the following ‘on-peak’ rate and a lower ‘off-peak’ rate,” explained day. As with the TOU pricing plan, all weekend and NHEC President/CEO Fred Anderson. “It more holiday hours are charged at off-peak rates. closely reflects the actual price of electricity as Participation in the pilot program is strictly voluntary demand rises and falls during certain times of the and members on a time-based rate will be able to opt out day. By having easy access to pricing and usage at any time and return to the standard kilowatt-hour information, participating members will have the rate. NHEC will aggregate the usage data from all three opportunity to shift some of their energy usage to groups and assess the results of this pilot to determine if off-peak hours and potentially save money.” the program should be expanded to all members. Only All those chosen to be pilot participants will group data will be studied; individual usage data will not receive an In-Home Display (IHD), a device that be viewed or shared in any way. will provide real-time information on electricity NHEC is a member-owned electric distribution usage and pricing. This device will enable particicooperative serving 80,000 members in 115 New pants to make informed decisions, choosing how Hampshire communities. and when they want to use electricity. Participating members will also receive a specially equipped smart meter that has the ability to communicate usage and rate information to the IHD. This techFax: 524-6810 nology is not included E-mail: in the standard smart 61 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, NH 03249 meters being installed VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE AT: by NHEC in its service territory. 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PUBLIC NOTICE BALLOT RECOUNT The Shaker Regional School District has received a request to recount the ballots on Article III, relative to the adoption of SB2, in accordance with RSA 40:4-c. The Board of Recount will meet in the Belmont Middle School Library on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm to conduct the recount.

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Plymouth High School student Matthew Sanborn taking part in Senate Youth Program PLYMOUTH — Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) recently welcomed Plymouth student Matthew Sanborn to the nation’s capital, where Sanborn participated in the 2012 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Sanborn was one of two New Hampshire high school students selected as part of a group of more than 100 student delegates from across the country who spent a week in Washington, D.C. experiencing the federal government in action. Sanborn is president of his class at Plymouth Regional High School, president of the National Honor Society and a student representative to the At left: Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) welcomes Plymouth student Matthew Sanborn to the nation’s capital. (Courtesy photo)

school board. Outside the classroom, he is captain of the cross country and track and field teams. USSYP is a competitive merit-based program that selects two high school students from each state to attend a week-long study of the federal government. During its fifty year history, the Senate Youth Program has brought more than 5,000 young people to the nation’s capital, where they gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how government functions and the people who lead it. The program also offers students an opportunity to meet with their elected officials in the United States Senate and to learn more about public service and American government. The program is fully funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

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Lakes Region Planning Commission exploring cost savings and transportation choices

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) is convening a commission meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 26 in the Carroll County Tri-County CAP building on Rte. 16 in Tamworth. The meeting will feature presentations on the Economics of Shared Community Services, and another on the draft plan Bicycling and Walking: Transportation Choices for New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. A civic minded community leader, Wayne Crowley of Northfield, will talk about an innovative approach that led to significant savings for that town. New Hampshire’s first successful example of a cooperative school district was established in 1923, between the towns of Northfield and Tilton, and innovation continues to thrive in those communities. Crowley facilitated recent changes to the town’s energy purchase policies, which has also benefitted other communities. He also serves as chairman of the town’s planning board and as a member of LRPC’s executive board. In addition the meeting will include a presentation of LRPC’s latest transportation planning effort related to bicycling and walking; the draft Bicycling and Walking: Transportation Choices for New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is a comprehensive update of an earlier plan. It was developed to provide communities in the region with additional information about existing biking and walking infrastructure, and to reinforce local revitalization efforts to make their communities safer and more enjoyable places to live and visit. The presentation will include a brief history of bicycling and pedestrian efforts, draft conceptual design solutions, the economic benefits of walking and bicycling, and proposed recommendations. LRPC commissioners will be asked to take action to approve the plan. An association of 30 communities, the LRPC has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed protection, economic development, technical assistance, and information services. All meetings are open to the public.

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The Laconia Daily Sun, March 17, 2012  

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