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Consultant advises it will take 5 or 6 months to get new city manager in place LACONIA — The advertisement for a new city manager will hit the Internet today, although councilors now understand there will most likely be a gap in administrations. Eileen Cabanel leaves for Merrimack at the end of May. M u n i c i p a l Resources Inc. the Meredith-based firm hired to do a search see CIty page 9

Coalition air strikes appear to have halted advance of Ghadafi forces — P. 2

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LACONIA — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will close its Laconia District Office by early summer. Mary Ann Cooney, Deputy Commissioner, said yester-

day that the move, which will follow similar steps underway in Salem and the Seacoast, is part of an initiative to trim costs by shrinking the department’s “bricks and mortar” footprint and expanding its application of technology. She indicated that ultimately the

dozen district offices would be reduced to seven or eight. The district office employs some 50 people, who stand to be retained but redeployed. Some will be located in a less expensive and more accessible office, perhaps closer to I-93. Others will serve more as field staff

“embedded,” as Cooney put it, in municipal welfare offices, community action programs, community mental health centers, senior centers, community health centers and the like with the department will enter formal arrangements. see HHs page 11

School board hears conflicting advice on superintendent vote By adaM drapcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — During a meeting held last night to discuss how the schools analyze and use NECAP standardized test data, the School Board received a load of unsolicited

and contradictory advice on another subject entirely. People in attendance wanted to talk about how the board should interpret the overwhelming passage of a petitioned warrant article during town voting earlier this month.

Board chair Kurt Webber opened the meeting by telling the standing room-only crowd, “the purpose of this meeting is to discuss NECAP results,” and that although there was an item titled “Warrant Article” see GILFORd page 11

All eyes on the finish line

The eight finalists from Gilford Cub Scout Pack 243 are all eyes as their race cars complete a run at the anual Pinewood Derby at Gilford Community Center on Saturday morning. The boys, in no certain order, are Alex Richardson, Mark Hassler, Connor Guest, Jeffrey Bettez, Kenaniah Valentine, Josh Valentine, Connor Caldon and Alex Berube. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

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Buoyed by air strikes, Libya rebels try to advance ZWITINA, Libya (AP) — Coalition forces bombarded Libya for a third straight night Monday, targeting the air defenses and forces of Libyan ruler Moammar Ghadafi, stopping his advances and handing some momentum back to the rebels, who were on the verge of defeat just last week. But the rebellion’s more organized military units were still not ready, and the opposition disarray underscored U.S. warnings that a long stalemate could emerge. The air campaign by U.S. and European militaries has unquestionably rearranged the map in Libya and rescued rebels from the immediate threat they faced only days ago of being crushed under a powerful advance by Gadhafi’s forces. The first round of airstrikes smashed a column of regime tanks that had been moving on the rebel capital of Benghazi in the east. Monday night, Libyan state TV said a new round of strikes had begun in the capital, Tripoli, mark-

ing the third night of bombardment. But while the airstrikes can stop Gadhafi’s troops from attacking rebel cities — in line with the U.N. mandate to protect civilians — the United States, at least, appeared deeply reluctant to go beyond that toward actively helping the rebel cause to oust the Libyan leader. President Barack Obama said Monday that “it is U.S. policy that Gadhafi has to go.” But, he said, the international air campaign has a more limited goal, to protect civilians. “Our military action is in support of an international mandate from the Security Council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by Col. Gadhafi to his people. Not only was he carrying out murders of civilians but he threatened more,” the president said on a visit to Chile. In Washington, the American general running the assault said there is no attempt to provide air cover for rebel operations. Gen. Carter Ham said Gadhafi

might cling to power once the bombardment finishes, setting up a stalemate between his side and the rebels, with allied nations enforcing a no-fly zone to ensure he cannot attack civilians. Henri Guaino, a top adviser to the French president, said the allied effort would last “a while yet.” Among the rebels, as well, there was a realization that fighting could be drawn out. Mohammed AbdulMullah, a 38-year-old civil engineer from Benghazi who was fighting with the rebel force, said government troops stopped all resistance after the international campaign began. “The balance has changed a lot,” he said. “But pro-Gadhafi forces are still strong. They are a professional military and they have good equipment. Ninety percent of us rebels are civilians, while Gadhafi’s people are professional fighters.” Disorganization among the rebels could also see LIBYA page 8

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the United States favors the ouster of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi but the international military effort has a more limited goal of establishing a no-fly zone over Libya and protecting civilians against massacre by forces loyal to the longtime ruler. Obama said the United States would transfer leadership of the military operation to other, unnamed participants within a “matter of days, not weeks,” but he declined to provide a more precise timetable. “Obviously, the situation is evolving on the ground, and how quickly this transfer takes place will be determined by the recommendation of our commanding officers that the . first phase of the mission has been completed,” Obama said. The president made his comments at a news con-

ference in Chile, the second of three stops on a South American trip that coincides with the beginning of an international effort to create a no-fly zone to keep Gadhafi forces from taking to the air over parts of Libya. The United States has fired close to 150 cruise missiles against Libyan targets in the past three days, including one that hit inside the compound in Tripoli where Gadhafi and his family live. The destruction within the compound has generated questions about the objective of the military campaign, and Obama described how the United States was leading an air assault with one set of goals while pursuing another objective on its own. “Our military action is in support of an international mandate from the Security Council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by Col. Gadhafi to his people. Not only was he car-

rying out murders of civilians but he threatened more,” the president said. “I have also stated that it is U.S. policy that Gadhafi has to go,” he added, noting that the United States has imposed economic sanctions on Libya and frozen assets that the Libyan leader might have been able to use to purchase weapons or hire mercenaries. The president also said he had not had second thoughts about beginning the air offensive while he was traveling outside the United States. “Keep in mind we were working on very short time frame, and we had done all the work and it was just a matter of seeing how Gadhafi would react to the warning I issued on Friday. After consulting with our allies we decided to move forward, and it was a matter of me directing” Defense Secretary Robert Gates and others to implement plans already drawn up, Obama said.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fierce spring storm that stranded hundreds of drivers along a major freeway, prompted the rescue of stranded hikers and closed roads into Yosemite National Park dwindled to showers Monday as a new wet weather system headed toward California. Ventura County deputies worked through the night

to rescue 32 hikers stranded in Los Padres National Forest when the storm swelled rivers and dumped snow in the remote area of Southern California. Three people were treated for hypothermia, sheriff’s Deputy Shane Matthews said. Teresa Norris, who was leading a Sierra Club wilderness course, said she had planned to be out of

the forest before the storm hit, but the bad weather arrived earlier than she expected. “It was just like a blizzard where I was,” said Norris, 56, who was camped at an elevation of 4,200 feet. “The wind was lifting me up, and I was trying to hold down my tent.” see next page

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Psychiatrist says Mont Vernon defendant proud of lies Alleged killer of UNH football player said to have led police to the gun used BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police say a suspect in a slaying near the University of Colorado admitted to shooting somebody and led officers to a gun believed used in the slaying.Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Michael McGregor faces first-degree murder and attempted robbery charges in Friday’s slaying of 20-year-old Todd Walker of Edwards. Walker was a redshirt freshman football player at the University of New Hampshire. An arrest affidavit released Monday says that Walker and woman walking through the University Hill area of Boulder thought a man believed to be McGregor was joking when he showed a gun and demanded money. Police say Walker was shot in the chest when he intervened. Court records don’t list an attorney for McGregor.

Tour bus rolls over near Littleton; I-93 closed

LITTLETON (AP) — Authorities say a tour bus with more than 20 people aboard rolled over in New Hampshire, closing Interstate 93. State police didn’t say how many people were injured in the accident Monday night, but firefighters said none of the injuries was life-threatening. Two people were taken to hospitals. Troopers tell WMUR-TV the highway is shut down in Littleton in northwest New Hampshire, near the Vermont border. It’s unclear where the bus was headed. Fuel spilled after the accident, and state officials were called in to help clean it up. from preceding page A separate group of nearly 100 teens and youngsters were stuck at a snowed-in mountain campground in another part of the park until crews managed to clear roads using snow plows. A Kern County Fire Department bus loaded with blankets, ready-to-eat meals, water and sports drinks took the 10- to 17-year-olds to a meeting point at a gas station, department spokesman Sean Collins said.

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NASHUA (AP) — A forensic psychiatrist testified Monday that the man who claims he was insane during a deadly machete-and-knife attack on a mother and her daughter is manipulative and a liar but is not legally insane. Dr. Albert Drukteinis opened the state’s case against 21-year-old Christopher Gribble by saying Gribble did not suffer from delusions or an inability to control his behavior during the October 2009 home invasion in Mont Vernon. Gribble has acknowledged his role in the death of Kimberly Cates and the maiming of her 11-year-old daughter, Jaimie, but he is asking a jury to find him not guilty by reason of insanity. Gribble knew the difference between right and wrong, and his crimes were not the product of any mental illness, Drukteinis testified. “They were a product of his choices,” Drukteinis testified. “He told me if he wanted to, he could

manipulate me to think he did nothing wrong.” Drukteinis’ testimony set the stage for a chilling description of what prosecutors say is the result of the choices Gribble made in the days leading up to and during the Oct. 4, 2009, home invasion. Milford police Sgt. Kevin Furlong was the first to reach the Cates’ home after Jaimie dragged herself to the kitchen and dialed 911. “I saw a small girl lift her head up from behind the counter,” Furlong testified. “Her head was completely drenched in blood.” Furlong bashed in the locked front door by repeatedly throwing his body into it while running. Jaimie was lying in a pool of blood, trying to yell “but nothing was coming out,” Furlong said. “I observed numerous lacerations to her face and extremities. Part of her foot was completely missing. Another part of her foot was barely connected.”


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Leo R. Sandy

Is the U.S. moving toward fascism? In asking this question, I want to be clear that I am not saying that the U.S. is moving toward fascism, but it seems a question that warrants asking in a time when some disturbing signs are present. In 1935, Hitler’s “Triumph of the Will” was a film required to be shown in all classrooms in Germany, but after the war it was banned in Germany. In both cases there was a problem. First, it was used as a successful propaganda tool to indoctrinate German youth into a Nazi mindset. In the second place, it was a lost opportunity for German youth to critically analyze the film to see what patterns and processes were at work decades ago and why they were so effective in such overwhelming support for a demagogue like Hitler. It has been said that if we fail to understand history, we are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past. Another mistake we make today is to compare contemporary U.S. to Hitler’s Germany because that undermines discussion. Instead, we should be studying that period with a critical eye and looking at emerging parallels that could approximate values and actions of that time so that we don’t unwittingly become the very thing we attest to be wrong in a society. The German people have been intelligent and cultured, and if they could be hoodwinked into fascism, what prevents other people from other countries doing the same? Dr. Lawrence Britt (Free Inquiry Magazine, Vol 22 no 2, 15 July 2003), a political science professor, has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes and found 14 defining characteristics common to each: Powerful and Continuing Nationalism: Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights: Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause: The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc. Supremacy of the Military: Even when there are widespread domes-

tic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized. Rampant Sexism: The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution. Controlled Mass Media: Sometimes the media are directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media are indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common. Obsession with National Security: Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses. Religion and Government are Intertwined: Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions. Corporate Power is Protected: The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite. Labor Power is Suppressed: Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed (Hitler abolished labor unions in 1933). Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts: Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked. Obsession with Crime and Punishment: Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption: Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national see next page

LETTERS Memorable evenings will continue with support like this To the editor, The members of the Laconia Putnam Fund wish to publicly express their sincere and grateful appreciation to Norman Thibodeau and his family for requesting contributions to the Laconia Putnam Fund in memory of Dot Thibodeau. Dot was a member of the Putnam Fund board was 24 years, serving many years as chairman, until her recent retirement. Changes in the interpretation of the testamentary trust and the management of the trust funds have severely restricted the income available for shows for over two years and may continue to do so in the future. The quality of the shows which the Putnam Fund has sponsored in recent years often requires an expenditure of between $5,000 and $10,000 (plus) per show. Judy Collins, Patti Page, Bobby Vee, The Taubl Family and so many other great shows (as well as thousands of dollars donated to local organizations to assist them in presenting free entertainment) created memorable

evenings of unforgettable (and free) entertainment for those who chose to attend. However, as mentioned, there is considerable cost involved. The members of the Laconia Putnam Fund hope that Dot and her family’s generosity has started a community tradition. Contributions which will be used to continue the memorable evenings of the past may be made at any time to: City of Laconia/Laconia Putnam Fund, Finance Department, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246. Thank you Nellie Chamberlin, Dot Thibodeau and Family and any others who choose to contribute to help continue the Laconia tradition that “The Laconia Putnam Fund pays the fee so that the public may go free!” The Perley & Ellen M. Putnam Free Lecture Fund Advisory Committee Robert Holbrook, Chairperson Elizabeth Ballantyne Linda Peary Charles H. Bradley, III Richard Landry

Volunteers are needed for pair of milfoil prevention programs To the editor, Are you interested in helping to keep Moultonborough’s fight against milfoil as environmentally friendly and cost effective as possible? Volunteer for one or both of our critically important programs … Weed Watchers and Lake Hosts. Weed Watchers sign up for specific segments of the town waterways (generally close to where they live) and once a month check out the area for milfoil plants. This is best accomplished using a kayak, canoe or small boat. If milfoil is spotted, the “watcher” reports their finding to the State DES and the Milfoil Committee. Volunteers for Lake Hosts sign up for shifts (as little as four hours a month, June through August) to perform boat and trailer inspections at town launch sites. These inspections are done only at the invitation of boat owners. They provide an opportunity to remove residual milfoil before the boat enters or when it exits the lake. In addition, Lake Hosts provide information and materials to educate boat-

ers on the importance of preventing milfoil from being transported from one water body to another. Since milfoil roots so easily and spreads so quickly (can grow an inch a day or more!) it is critical to restrict its introduction into the lakes and identify locations of new plant growth. Both the Weed Watchers and Lake Hosts programs are specifically designed to help us maintain the progress that has been made in milfoil control. Both programs require a minimum of training which will be offered locally. The time commitment for either program is low and the payback is high. In order to achieve maximum effectiveness we need a lot of volunteers. Please don’t “let someone else do it.” Help us continue to protect our lakes. For additional information on Weed Watchers call Ginny Gassman at 2534289. For Lake Hosts information call Paul Ardito at 544-2700. Thank you for your consideration. Paul Daisy Moultonborough Milfoil Committee

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LETTERS Central to the Christian faith is love; I don’t see that in Jack

Overwhelming public support behind 45/30 boat speed limits

To the editor, Another week, another new conspiracy theory and a rehashing of old ones. Mr. Stephenson, in a recent rant, accuses President Obama of the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt and the political unrest in the Middle East. While these assertions are baseless lies, I would think any conservative worth his/her salt would applaud and encourage these people for overthrowing and attempting to overthrow the oppressive political regimes they have been living under. This empathy can be best exemplified in our own Declaration of Independence, with the words: “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” As events evolve in the Middle East, we must be cognoscente of the fact that the United States cannot bestow democracy and freedom in the region, it must be the desire of the people and earned by them alone. The attack continues as Stephenson accuses President Obama of being an “avowed” Muslim. I would be very interested in knowing when and where he declared frankly and openly that he was a Muslim. I’m sure conservative news organizations would be interested in the facts that Stephenson has, but they do not. President Obama has stated that he is a Christian. He was baptized into the Christian faith. He was married in a Christian church. Both his daughters were baptized into the Christian faith. He has been attending Christian services for better than 20 years. I’m not sure what more clear and convincing evidence Stephenson wants. This having been said, I am beginning to doubt Stephenson’s assertions that his is a Christian. The name Christian comes from the Greek word Christianos — meaning “follower of Christ”, and central to the Christian faith is

To the editor, There is overwhelming N.H. public support for the 45/30-mph boat speed limit law, as is for Lake Winnipesaukee: 1. Senators Jeanie Forrester (District 2) and Jeb Bradley (District 3) publicly testified at the recent Senate Transportation public hearing that they support the current 45/30-mph as it is, without changes. Senator Forsythe said at the March 17 Senate Transportation Committee Executive Session that most of his district (District 4) supports the current 45/30 law—even though he voted for the 55 Broads amended Senate Bill 27. Most of the state reps around the lake also support the current law and do not want the 55 Broads amended SB-27. These are the three lake districts around Lake Winnipesaukee, proving that most N.H. people around the lake support the 45/30 as it is without any changes because it is working successfully. 2. Over 5,224 hard-copy names with towns of residence were handed over to the Senate Transportation Committee during the public hearing, again demonstrating the widespread New Hampshire support for the current 45/30 law. 300 to 400 individuals and families have sent heartfelt, unique e-mails or made calls to the N.H. state senators over the past month telling them that the 45/30 law is working and not to change it. Hundreds, if not thousands, of these 45/30 and 45/25 boating speed limit supporters have contacted New Hampshire legislators over the past six years, saying that before the limit laws, high boat speeds had made them very stressed and afraid for their safety and had urged them to support the reasonable boating speed limit legislation for increased safety and enjoyment on the lake. 3. At the recent Senate Transportation Committee hearing, there were many more N.H. people against Senate Bill 27 and the 55 Broads amendment than those who were in support, by a 3 to 1 margin. 4. Over 325 businesses, organizations, and marinas publicly support the permanent 45/30 boating speed limits law for Lake Winnipesaukee. This includes the Camp Directors Association of New Hampshire, representing the trustworthy care of thousands of children from all over the world who attend summer camps on the lake. Why are these businesses supporters? They know that Lake Winnipesaukee’s safe, family-friendly reputation needs to be preserved for its revenue generating tourism, as well as the relaxing refuge it offers every lake enthusiast. Raising the Broads’ speed limit to 55 mph, as the amended Senate Bill 27 does, is not family-friendly nor is it safe. It negates the very purpose of the 45 mph daytime limit law that has

love. Having read over the past years that lies and hateful commentary that Stephenson has contributed to this forum, I can only believe he is Christian in name only. He uses Christianity to justify his own personal hatred and intolerance of others. Quite frankly, my major concerns are the economy, jobs and the wars we find ourselves involved in; religion is far down the list. If a sun worshipper can resolve the problems of our great nation, I’d vote for him/her. Mr. Stephenson’s argument that President Obama is “NOT a U.S. citizen” has been debunked numerous times by investigations, every judicial forum that has addressed the matter and Hawaiian government officials, where Obama was born on August 14, 1961. Encouraging people to believe the president is illegitimate encourages them to believe that he needs to be removed by any means necessary — it’s dangerous. I agree with Mr. Valengavich that Stephenson is “beating a dead horse”, but with the political season soon to be upon us, these conspiracy theories and lies contribute to the abject fear-mongering and racism that goes along with the farright agenda. In addressing Stephenson’s allegations that the president’s wealth “came from kickbacks” from the unions, I’m sure he can provide evidence to substantiate his claims. If not, then I must assume that these are just further lies being exposed to demean and discredit our president. I was also taken back recently when I read Gene Danforth’s comments that diversity and academic freedom were “falsehoods”. Not to be an alarmist, but these views are reminiscent of Hitler and his Nazi regime. It’s comforting to note, however, that Danforth assures us that we will be safe as long as we have guns. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

American oil companies should hire brilliant young minds To the editor, Economically speaking, it is regretful that “Big Oil and its companions” chose to buy patents, for decades, from the most brilliant American minds and destroy them. These were the ideas that would have taken us forward, in our use of energy, when crisis was not around every corner. Our new wrinkle is a global economy, like we have never

known. When the brightest minds are given respect for thinking far into the future, America becomes stronger. “Big Oil and its companions”, don’t let fear and greed paralyze the opening of your purse strings. Hire our brilliant American minds and let them again create prosperity for our nation. K. Trendell Laconia

from preceding page resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders. Fraudulent Elections: Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections. I invite readers to respond to any of these characteristics to see if they

observe any parallels between fascist regimes and events that are now going on in this country. My purpose in writing this column is to encourage everyone to be vigilant of forces that can undermine freedom, democracy, human rights and free speech. There is no place for passivity and silence when liberties are under threat. When people relinquish their power, there are many eagerly awaiting to grasp it from them, and when that happens, it isn’t a pretty sight. (Leo R. Sandy is professor of counselor education at Plymouth State University and a consulting school psychologist.)

been working so well over the past two years: it slows the fast boats down to allow the slower motor boats and paddlers to enjoy the waters safely and comfortably, too. The Broads, the heart of the lake, is almost 40-percent of the lake area, through which hundreds of islanders have to boat in all directions to get from the mainland to their island homes and back again — often multiple times each day to ferry groceries, garbage, construction materials, service people, friends and family. This occurs day and night and every week and month when the lake isn’t frozen — 9 to 10 months a year. Any boater—motorized or not—has to pass through the Broads on their way from one part of the lake to another or to enjoy the Broads’ waters. The 55-mpg Broads amendment or other higher limits would remove the right of safe and comfortable access to this lake center for anglers, sailors, slower boaters and paddlers. We don’t allow a group of Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ferrari owners to complain that they can’t drive as fast as they want on the highways, and we don’t give them a portion of our roads to race on at higher speeds—we ask them to go to a racetrack. Higher speeds than the 45/30 law don’t make sense on Lake Winnipsaukee and aren’t fair or safe to the overwhelming, super majority of boaters who support this law and want to keep it as it is without any changes. The thousands of 45/30 supporters have compromised by not getting 40/20 mph limits (like Squam and Spofford Lakes) as many wanted, by not putting horsepower or length restrictions as many wanted and as are on many other N.H. lakes, by raising the nighttime limit to 30mph from 25mph last year, and by waiting so long to get the 45/30mph speed limits made into law. The vast majority of Lake Winnipesaukee residents and visitors greatly treasure safe and relaxing lake experiences with family and friends and want to preserve their freedom and right to enjoy the lake comfortably and safely with the 45/30 law lake-wide, even on the Broads — without worrying about their safety from high speed boating. Please urge your state senators and reps NOT TO support Senate Bill 27 (and any amendments) that would diminish this critical safety measure by changing the 45/30mph law — ask them to leave it as it is without changes. The 55 Broads amended SB-27 is not a compromise —i t is politics. Ask your senator to listen to the New Hampshire people, not to politics. Sandra Helve, President On behalf of WinnFABS, Winnipesaukee Family Alliance for Boating Safety Meredith & Nashua

Thank you for voter support for the Gilmanton Year Round Library To the editor, The Board of Directors wishes to thank Gilmanton Voters for approving the supplemental funding for the Gilmanton Year-Round Library at Town Meeting. This will allow library services to continue for another year. Current patrons are invited to keep checking as more books and other

as new programs are offered. It is sincerely hoped that residents, who have not yet availed themselves of the many services available at the library, will come to the library and see what is there for all to enjoy. Thank you again. The Board of Directors Gilmanton Year-Round Library


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To the editor, It may be long overdue for the “Veteran Community” of N.H. to reevaluate its position both in the state and nation. We who have served this nation may be known as “Veterans” but have separated ourselves into many organizations over the years because of when, where and whom we may have served with — Legion, VFW, DAV, MOPH, VVA to name just a few. All have accomplished much good at both the community and national levels. Times are changing and fast, both politically and economically. Veterans cannot allow to have honor used against them. We cannot wait for the words “Thank you for your service BUT we are all going to have to sacrifice”. Budgets are being cut and we hear that “everything is on the table”. Less than 12-percent of Congress are Veterans. Does that make a difference? As a Veteran, ask yourself? Recently in England, at a gathering where the Prime Minister was discussing budgets cuts, and at this particular meeting, the 12-percent defense budget cut. A serviceman dressed in fatigues explained to the Prime Minister that because of the cuts he would lose his career after 17 years and two tours in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister replied, “First, I want to thank you for your service and second, we are all

going to have to sacrifice”. Could it be time for Veteran’s to decide that we cannot allow those who have served to come in 2nd or 3rd place behind ANY other issue ? Should we here in N.H. start NOW to discuss the “Joining Together” of Veterans? Stop the Separation! The state leadership of ALL the organizations needs to take the leadership role and at least start the conversation. The membership demand the discussion begin. Veteran’s demand the discussion begin and become part of it. NO Second Place. Do we need an issue to “galvanize” us ? How about the FACT that we as a country have a POW being held POW in Afghanistan this day and hidden by terminology ? Does that make a difference? What? You don’t know or haven’t heard anything about that? We expect Congress and the American people to care about the needs of Veterans who have served but not care about an American being held in enemy hands this day? We expect responsibility and accountability on OUR behalf but “Abandon’ another.. we too can be abandoned.” When one American is not worth fighting for, then we as Americans have lost. Veterans of N.H., et the discussion begin. Together then, Together again! Bob Jones Meredith

There are 32 variations of Muammar M. al-Gaddafi’s name To the editor, For the Lakes Region students and teachers who study or teach history, world geography and social studies, I wanted to share an intriguing observation with you. We are confronted with daily updates on Libya in the Middle East and its current “leader.” Depending on the newspaper or TV news channel, Internet site that one reads/watches, one finds different spellings (that have been romanized) for the current leader’s name. I find it humorous that one name can be so confounding, misleading or misinterpreted. There is Muammar, Mu’ammar, Muamar, Momar, Moammar as his first name, and Qadhafi, Qadaffi, Gaddafi, Gadhafi, Gaddhafi, Kadafi, Kadhafi, Kaddafi,

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Guess our congressman doesn’t believe in ‘better safe than sorry’ To the editor, Did you know that Congressman Frank Guinta voted to cut $31-million from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office? The DNDO has the vital job of preventing terrorist attacks on our nation by detecting attempts to import, possess, store, develop, or transport nuclear and radiological material. Did you know that Congressman Guinta voted to cut nuclear non-proliferation funding by $97-million? This disrupts a program that removes, from unsecured facilities in several nations around the world, hundreds of pounds of highly enriched uranium that would otherwise be available to terrorists for

use in building nuclear devices. I guess Congressman Guinta doesn’t believe in “better safe than sorry” with regard to nuclear terrorism. Nevertheless, our federal representatives do have a responsibility to protect us from these known threats. A budget (like this House Republican budget) that proposes such severe cuts to public safety is extremely dangerous. Congressman Guinta used poor judgment in voting for such an irresponsible budget. He is simply too extreme for New Hampshire. We cannot afford budget cutters who will put our nation’s safety at risk. Lew Henry Gilmanton Iron Works


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LETTERS This egregious behavior should be eradicated in the next election made to reduce the budget by 7-percent. Additionally, the motion included moving the stimulus funds to a single more transparent account. In my estimation, this was a reasonable approach to addressing the taxpayers concerns. Unfortunately, the motion failed on a 9 to 9 vote. Subsequent to the initial motion as mentioned, there was a motion to reduce the budget by $225,000 — not by the original nine conservatives — but as a token to satisfy the taxpayers and critics in the audience. In my opinion, this is hubris at its worst! The 10 Republicans who voted to conduct business in this manner I am sure, will bear the brunt of irate voters come 2012. Second Issue: Gilford voters on March 8th unanimously voted for a second time NOT to hire a Superintendent and forge ahead with a school administrator in lieu of a superintendent, to reduce cost and overhead. The school board chair recently dismissed the voters’ edict and claimed the school board will keep the position for the superintendent they hired just prior to the vote on March 8. This type of imperious attitude is unwarranted and should not be allowed. Finally, the “Final Four” aside, I would claim these two issues are truly representative of “March Madness”. This egregious behavior of both parties in question should be eradicated in the next election. Let us make this happen! George Hurt Gilford

Who will design to floating speed limit signs for The Broads? To the editor, Talk about stupidity at work! So the Senate Transportation Committee reports out a compromise allowing 55-MPH in “the Broads”. So, first, the thunder boat crowd will have Erica Blizzard’s attorney on speed dial. And the first question to be asked at a trial for a speeding charge will be, “Could you please define ‘The Broads’ in precise terms. Are there white lines defining “The Broads”? Are there buoys marking the ill-defined area known as “The Broads”? How can you be sure that my client was exceeding the 45- MPH in the area outside “The Broads”, and was not, in fact, inside the 55-MPH area within “The Broads”, when you can’t precisely define the area encompassed by “The Broads”? And how is the boater supposed to know when he/she is within “The

Broads” and it’s okay to go 55-MPH? Are the coordinates of “The Broads” published? Does a boat have to be equipped with a GPS system to allow a boater to go 55-MPH in “The Broads”? Will there be floating signs saying, “entering a 55MPH zone”? How far apart will the floating signs be placed? Who will maintain the floating signs? Will there be a design contest to design the floating signs? For years, when the speed limit proposals were being debated, the Marine Patrol was asked to comment on the enforceability of a speed limit. I have not seen anywhere where the Marine Patrol commented or was asked about the enforceability of a 55-MPH area in the Broads. This “compromise” is the most illsee next page

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To the editor, As many of us know, the term “March Madness” denotes (NCAA) college basketball and the race to the “Final Four”. Although in this instance the term “March Madness” means something else altogether. March has been a poor month for the taxpayers in Belknap County and more particular with the taxpayers of Gilford. However before I jump into the real intent of this letter, it is good to read that Patrick Saunders of Gilford and co-captain of the Princeton Tigers basketball team has done a remarkable job in helping his team achieve a spot in the playoffs. Congratulations to Patrick! Now to March Madness. First, recently the Belknap County Delegation — legislative members — held a public forum at the Belknap County Complex to vote on the county budget. Among the myriad of concerned citizens attending the budget hearing were elected officials from the town of Sanbornton and other towns within Belknap County. Taking into consideration the poor economic times county taxpayers and towns are facing, the majority of the speakers set the stage in demanding that the representatives cut the unnecessary expenses from the budget. Since the county budget ballooned to over $32-million and the chairman of the County Commissioners could not explain specifically where the $1.9-million of federal stimulus funds would be spent, a motion from the more conservative Republicans was

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MEREDITH — The Board of Selectmen last night authorized town manager Phil Warren to join with his counterparts from the 10 municipalities belonging to the regional sewer system in proposing a memorandum of understanding to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) that would afford the municipalities greater control over the program’s budget. The Winnipesaukee River Basin Project (WRBP), which is part of DES, is the state-owned sewer and waste water treatment system system serving Laconia, Belmont, Center Harbor, Franklin, Gilford, Meredith, Moultonborough, Northfield, Sanbornton, and Tilton. Earlier this year officials of the 10 municipalities grew concerned when the staff of the WRBP broached a capital improvement program costing between $80-million and $100-million. Although the Legislature approves the WRBP’s budget, the principal and interest payments on borrowings authorized to fund the projects are paid through the local sewer rates based on the usage of the members. An advisory board, consisting of a representative from each of the member municipalities, reviews the WRBP’s budget, but has no authority to amend it. The memorandum is the outcome of numerous meetings among the city managers of Laconia and Franklin and the managers and administrators of the member towns as well as discussions with officials of DES, including commissioner Thomas Burack. Warren told the selectmen that the memorandum would strengthen the role of the advisory board pending the introduction of legislation next year that would reform the governance of the WRBP to the same purpose. The memorandum stipulates that any expenditure of more than $50,000 to “acquire, plan, construct and operate sewage disposal facilities” would require a formal recommendation by the advisory board submitted to the governor and Executive Council. Further, it would require DES to complete an analysis of flow metering data and other variables by December from preceding page thought out pandering to a few well-heeled boaters. I hope Sen. Forsyth’s name and vote is remembered at the next election. Joel Edinburg Gilford

2013 in order to develop a new formula for allocating the operating and capital costs of the system. In addition, the memorandum would require DES to work “cooperatively” with the advisory committee to identify operating costs that should not be born by the member municipalities, since the entire state benefits from the pollution control and water quality measures undertaken by the WRBP. Likewise, the department and the members would jointly develop a capital improvement plan with an eye to determining the impact on ratepayers, identifying cost saving measures and tapping alternative funding sources. Until the plan is completed and approved, there would be a moratorium on all expenditures for capital improvements. Finally, the memorandum directs DES and the advisory board to prepare legislation “to equalize the partnership between the state and the member communities by granting greater authority to the advisory board.” Warren described the memorandum as “a stop gap measure” until legislation could be enacted. He said once the members agreed to the memorandum it would be sent to DES, adding that he was “cautiously awaiting” the agency’s response. Meanwhile, Warren said that he had asked Representative Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), chairman of the House Public Works and Highways Committee that prepares the capital budget, “to put the brakes on the WRBP,” which has requested $3.6-million. Warren noted that the WRBP seeks funding for an ultra-violet disinfection system, which he and other members of the advisory committee believe is somewhat inferior and much more expensive than conventional chlorination. He said that the project is being put out to bid, but would be referred to the advisory committee before a final decision to proceed is taken. LIBYA from page 2 hamper their attempts to exploit the turn of events. Since the uprising began, the opposition has been made up of disparate groups even as it took control of the entire east of the country. Regular citizens — residents of the “liberated” areas — took up arms and formed a ragtag, highly enthusiastic but highly undisciplined force that in the past weeks has charged ahead to fight Gadhafi forces, only to be beaten back by superior firepower. Regular army units that joined the rebellion have see next page

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CITY from page one for Cabanel’s replacement, told the full council and Mayor Michael Seymour that it could take as long as five or six months to get someone in the chair. But for some councilors, especially Ward 3’s Henry Lipman, that’s just too long to wait. Lipman said he wanted some kind of overlap, not a co-manager but someone who could be on board and get a “debriefing” from Cabanel about certain anomalies in Laconia’s operational systems. “We’re approaching this as it it’s just any other day,” Lipman said adding some of the deepest budget cuts in years coupled with five city labor union contracts set to expire at the end of June should create more of a sense of urgency. Lipman said the city was hiring MRI for it’s expertise and that, because the company has been doing municipal recruitment for 22 years, it’s president, Don Jutton, should have a list of qualified people at his virtual finger tips. Which he does. But Jutton said the purpose of last night’s meeting was to learn from the council what skill set its members seek and reach out to recent applicants for other searches who may fit the bill. Jutton said, typically, city managers come in two flavors — those who are more outgoing and concentrate on the growth and economic development of a community and those who are policy and operational wonks who focus on the day-to-day business from preceding page proven stronger, more organized fighters, but only a few units have joined the battles while many have stayed behind as officers struggle to get together often antiquated, limited equipment and form a coordinated force. Discord also plagued the coalition. The U.S. was eager to pass leadership off, but the allies were deeply devided on the issue. Turkey was adamantly against NATO taking charge, while Italy hinted Monday it would stop allowing use of its airfields if the veteran alliance is not given the leadership. Germany and Russia also criticized the way the mission is being carried out. In Libya, a “political leadership” has formed among the rebels, made up of former members of Gadhafi’s regime who defected along with prominent local figures in the east, such as lawyers and doctors. The impromptu nature of their leadership has left some in the West — particularly in the United States — unclear on who the rebels are that the international campaign is protecting. The disarray among the opposition was on display on Monday. With Benghazi relieved, several hundred of the “citizen fighters” barreled to the west, vowing to break a siege on the city of Ajdabiya by Gadhafi forces, which have been pounding a rebel force holed up inside the city since before the allied air campaign began. The fighters pushed without resistance down the highway from Benghazi — littered with the burned out husks of Gadhafi’s tanks and armored personnel carriers hit in the airstrikes — until they reached the outskirts of Ajdabiya. Along the way, they swept into the nearby oil port of Zwitina, just northeast of Ajdabiya, which was also the scene of heavy fighting last week — though now had been abandoned by regime forces. There, a power station hit by shelling on Thursday was still burning, its blackened fuel tank crumpled, with flames and black smoke pouring out. Some of the fighters, armed with assault rifles, grenade launchers and truck-mounted anti-aircraft guns, charged to the city outskirts and battled with Gadhafi forces in the morning. A number of rebels were killed before they were forced to pull back somewhat, said the spokesman for the rebels’ organized military forces, Khalid al-Sayah. Al-Sayah said the fighters’ advance was spontaneous “as always.” But the regular army units that have joined the rebellion are not yet ready to go on the offensive. “We don’t want to advance without a plan,” he told AP in Benghazi. “If it were up to the army, the advance today would not have happened.” He said the regular units intend to advance but not yet, saying it was not yet ready. “It’s a new army, we’re starting it from scratch.”

of the community. He said all candidates his winnowing process would consider would have some of both. He also reminded the council that Cabanel gave them three months notice and more than likely her replacement would give similar notice to his or her current employer. “There’s really only about 3,500 qualified city managers in the county,” he said noting that many of them are either close to retirement or new to the field because the country saw an entire generation of capable manager-types who went to the private sector “so they could be millionaires before they were 40.” Although ideally the council would like expertise in both, when Ward 4 Councilor Brenda Baer said the city has a very strong department head management system, it was Lipman who suggested the community could benefit from someone who could “change the demographics” and, in his mind, that included raising the median income by attracting business and creating employment opportunities. “But he or she has to have a strong backbone,” said Ward 5 Councilor Bob Hamel who said he would like someone who has experience negotiating with unions. All agreed the ideal candidate would have an eye toward some level of regionalization, because Laconia is a county seat and needs to work cooperatively with her neighboring communities.

Jutton, who has yet to sign a contract with the city, told the council he would place the Internet ad tomorrow and see what kind of candidate pool he could get in the first two weeks. Although he recommends a longer advertisement process of four weeks, he said he would report back to the Council with the results of the initial search with the possibility there are qualified and appropriate candidates in the early applications. Should he need more time, the council will stand by to give him further direction. The city has allocated $12,500 plus expenses to conduct the search. Cabanel makes about $111,000 annually plus benefits and is leaving for a job as Merrimack Town Manager at a pay of about $120,000 plus benefits. She has been city manger for 10 years and was a finance manager in Laconia and Somersworth. While Cabanel was a resident of Laconia, the council said last night although it would be preferable for the next city manager to live in the city, it would not be a job requirement. All of the councilors said they would like someone who is familiar with New Hampshire and its tax structure although Jutton said any one qualified to fill the position would be able to get up to speed within a year. — Gail Ober

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GILFORD — Peter and Monica Sawyer both work at Gilford High School and all four of their children are currently in Gilford schools, so it’s no surprise that the Sawyer family is well-known in town. When 11 year-old Joseph Sawyer was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, the school community reeled with the news and devised a plan to help pay the bills. The result is the “Sawyers’ Spaghetti Soirée” to be held on Friday. The event will raise money to help the family pay for expenses related to Joseph’s treatment, such as hotel stays near care facilities. The “Soirée” will be held at Gilford Community Church from 4 to 9 p.m. There is no charge for the meal but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Sawyer family. In addition to the meal, the event will also feature a raffle and silent auction featuring dozens of donated prizes. Highlights include tickets to a New England Patriots game and a Red Sox vs. Yankees

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Police round-up 24 teens at Gilford party Few taxpayers show any interest in

GILFORD — Twenty-four young people were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol early Saturday morning after police were called to a disturbance on Falls Avenue. Marguerite Dempsey, 19, of 7 Richardson St. in Billerica, Mass. was charged with one count of facilitating an drinking underage house party. With the exception of 19-year-old Danielle Ladd of 9 Tracy Way in Meredith, all of the youths were from southern New Hampshire, New York State or Massachusetts and all were charged with one count of unlawful possession of alcohol. Included in the sweep were William Miles, 19; William Frevold, 18; Stephen Rose, 18; Phillip Heck, 19; Wayne Bolz,

19; Joseph Pulliam, 18; Kyle Kennedy, 19; Anthony Pasquarello, 20, Jared Deines, 18; Brett Parente, 20; Barbara Jenkins, 19; Marcus Daniels, 18; Geoffrey Cedrone, 19; James Roth, 19, Alex Vito, 19; Neil Morris, 19; and Clyde Carmant, 20, all of Bellerica, Mass. Also charged were Melissa Fox, 18, of Salem, N.H.; Nicholas Finger, 18, of Millbrook, N.Y.; Dylan Macleod, 20, of Tyngsboro, Mass.; and Luisa Salazar, 19, of Plymouth, Mass. Police said three people were aged 21 or over and were released. Laconia police assisted Gilford. Five of the individuals were intoxicated to the degree they were held in Belknap County Jail for protective custody.

HHS from page one “We will be where the people are,” Cooney said. “We are going to be available to care for these people in a new way.” Cooney said that the department began the planning process two years ago under the rubric “access front door.” She said that apart from placing staff in the field the change will rely on technology. The process of applying for assistance — temporary assistance or needy families (TANF), food stamps, cash allowances and medical benefits — will be online from remote locations instead of visiting the district office. In January, DHHS announced changes to NH Easy, its electronic application system, which enabled people to apply for assistance online from their homes

or any other location instead of only at a district office or through a community provider. Once clients open an account, they are assigned a PIN that enables them to check the progress of their application and status of their benefits as well as schedule appointments. The pilot program was introduced in Laconia with the aim of extending it throughout the state this spring. Cooney indicated that the district offices scheduled for closure would close when their leases expired. The lease on the Laconia office, on the second floor at Streetcar Place on Beacon Street West, owned by Cablecar Realty, LLC of Nashua, expires in June. She said that the department has incorporated the savings from not renewing leases in its biennial budget.

GILFORD from page one under the “Old Business” section of the agenda, the board wouldn’t be discussing the matter outside of a proposal from Webber, which won silent agreement from his colleagues, that the board craft a formal press release for later this week, “To clarify the actual events of 1998 and 1999, when we broke away from SAU 30.” Webber said the board would address the warrant article in a later meeting. It asked voters if the school district should return to an organizational model described in a plan generated in 1998 in preparation from Gilford’s division from a supervisory union it shared with Laconia and Gilmanton In that model, the district would be run without a superintendent. However, several members of the public weren’t satisfied to wait until then to offer their view to the board, and sat through two hours of NECAP data analysis for a chance to do so. Kevin Leandro, apparently addressing Webber’s prior comments that the article should be considered advisory-only, suggested that the board re-read the text of the question. “I don’t know how you can get advisory out of that language – you need to follow those orders.” “I know what the intention was,” said Karen Thurston, who said she was on the com-

mittee that developed the 1998 plan. She said it was an explicit intention to avoid a “duplication of services.” “I ask that you do reconsider what the voters had to say – you do work for us.” Thurston also criticized the district’s policy of making copies of the lengthy report available to the public at the charge of $1 per page, especially when it could be made available online. Bruce Thurston and Skip Murphy also urged the board to consider the voters’ collective voice. Joe Wernig, though, thought the voting results should not be taken as a strong direction from voters. He thought it could have been confusing and said many voters may have acted differently if it had contained a note that the School Board was not in favor of the article. “I don’t think it was worded right,” he said. Wernig, who said he was part of the community when it chose to split see next page

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LACONIA — A small and overall favorable crowd came to last night’s public hearing on whether the Belknap County Convention should vote to allow Gunstock Mountain Resort to borrow $1.6-million of a $2.1 million expansion. The expansion, if the convention approves the sale of general obligation bonds, would begin this summer and would add the largest zip line in the county, Segway tours and enable to resort to capitalize on the non-winter season. Manager Greg Goddard told the delegation that Gunstock has had four record years and would be able to handle the debt service with no assistance from county taxpayers. “We will pay for this from our operating receipts,” he said noting the county-owned resort is on excellent financial footing. For the purposes of bonding, Goddard said the 18-member county

delegation is really a loan review committee because it needs to approve any bonding. Theoretically, the county is responsible in the unlikely event of a default. Goddard told the delegation that of the 3.4 million visitors to the Lakes Region in the summer months, Gunstock attracts but 100,000 of them. He said marketing studies have shown the resort needs more “major attractions” and said the zip tour has the potential to draw in people from not just New England, but nationwide. Goddard said the loan payback was based on 50-percent occupancy, which he described as “conservative” and that there will be an additional 91 days of business for which the financing again underestimated at 85 days. There would be an additional 30 full-time season jobs initially that he said he anticipates would lead to addition full-time benefited positions in the near future. As for secondary economic benefits, see next page

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GILMANTON — Gilmanton has more than a decade left on its contract to send its students to Gilford High School, and residents at the annual Gilmanton school meeting yesterday acknowledged the cost of tuition as a problem. Residents often ask about the contract and what the district should do when it expires in 2025, said school board Chairman Michael Hatch. This year, the school board proposed raising $20,000 to put in a new account that eventually would pay for a study of their options, whether building their own high school or continuing to tuition students out. But residents yesterday rejected the measure. “It’s been my experience that consultants, highly paid consultants from out of town, can’t do as good a job at figuring out what we need, what we want, as we ourselves do,” said Betty Ann Abbott, a former selectwoman. Abbott suggested residents form a committee to decide how the town should provide for its high school students when the Gilford contract expires. Hatch said the district would save money to pay for a study in 20152016. Gilmanton residents do not control the cost of tuition at Gilford, and Hatch said residents eventually would reach an annual meeting when they would have to decide what to do about high school. Gilmanton School, where residents met yesterday, enrolls 378 children in kindergarten through grade eight, said Christine Hayes, business administrator for the district. The town sends about 179 students to Gilford High School at an annual tuition GUNSTOCK from preceding page Goddard said early estimates are for an additional $5 to $7-million to be spent in the Lakes Region annually. The state representatives — 14 of 18 were on hand — voiced no negatives. “I’ve watched Gunstock for 23 years and seen it go from a liability to an absolute pride,” said Sanbornton’s William Tobin. “It’s a world-class facility.” Gunstock employs 36 full-time employees and nearly 600 seasonal employees. Goddard said 72-percent GILFORD from preceding page from SAU 30, said his vote then did not reflect a desire to operate without a head administrator. “I remember voting that we were going to separate from Laconia under the assumption that we would have a new superintendent.” Dale Dormody hadn’t yet moved to town in 1998, and said he’s had to catch up on those discussions through minutes of the meetings. His research has impressed upon him the belief that the focus of efforts at that time was to leave SAU 30. “The plan was being presented as secondary.” The minutes, he reported, are explicit in describing the organizational plan as “illustrative only” and “not cast in stone... It looks to me like it was left entirely up to the School Board.” “If you read the reports, a lot of things

of $15,800 per student, Hayes said. Budget Committee Chairman Stanley Bean told voters yesterday that his committee had not recommended the expenditure because it was not clear to them what the study would provide. Brian Forst, another committee member, reminded residents that they had appropriated money years ago to study a public safety building but that the town still doesn’t have one. “We know we have a problem,” Forst said. “We don’t have to study our school building to figure it out.” The proposal was defeated on a voice vote. Residents went on to approve an operating budget of just under $9.73 million, after the school board proposed cutting $18,000 from its original proposal to reflect a decrease in the rate of health insurance premiums. Bean told residents the local portion of the $13.53 school district tax rate would rise 5 cents, if valuation stays constant, as a result of yesterday’s actions. At one point, George Roberts, a former meeting moderator, told residents they should expect to receive less money from the state than they had budgeted. “Somebody better think about what month you’re going to have another school district meeting,” Roberts said. Residents also approved depositing money into an array of reserve funds. They approved raising $15,783 for a fund for septic system repair, $26,090 for a fund for special education, $21,319 for a fund for replacing the roof, $3,500 for a fund for the fuel storage tank, $1,902 for a fund for the water storage tanks, $11,490 for a fund for paving, $8,473 for a fund for boiler replacement and $2,736 for a fund for tractor replacement. are from Belknap County and 98-percent are New Hampshire residents. Responding to Laconia resident Tom Tardif, Goddard said there is $7.1-million in total un-retired debt at Gunstock that will be paid back by fiscal year 2019. He said the largest outstanding debt was that used to purchase the former Alpine Ridge Ski Area. The convention will meet next Monday at 6 p.m. in the county offices to vote on the bond authorization.

have been changed between then and now,” said Kevin Roy. For example, the organizational model laid out in 1998 included an assistant principal at the elementary school, a position which the district currently does not have. Roy also wondered if Assistant Principal Scott Isabelle felt comfortable handling the responsibilities the 1998 plan would lay on his shoulders. “There’s a lot of questions,” he said. The meeting concluded after Leandro told Webber to refrain from interpreting voter intention in 1998, when, Leandro noted, Webber was not yet a member of the community. Leandro said, “I can’t make those comments because I wasn’t here.” “But you are (still speaking to the subject),” replied Webber, who then asked his colleagues to adjourn the meeting.


Barnstead voters remove ‘evergreen’ money for teachers BY RAY DUCKLER CONCORD MONITOR

BARNSTEAD — Chairman Keith Couch, finishing six years on the Barnstead School Board, saw teachers’ raises fail and enrichment classes pass at yesterday’s school meeting before leaving for the airport to attend his brother’s birthday party in Philadelphia. Seated in the town’s grade-school gym, Couch heard plenty. He heard applause thanking him for his dedicated service. He heard voters discuss how much money should go toward school maintenance and utilities, and why money should be spent on education only, on teaching the kids and nothing else. He heard residents argue over $84,500 for enrichment programs, one in math and reading, another in music, with some saying the classes were too important to be special warrant articles and should have been part of the budget. Both articles, finally, passed. And he heard that $54,500 for teachers’ raises -— not raises for the school’s principal and superintendent as was also requested — would be subtracted from the operating budget, leaving $10.7 million overall, minus warrant articles. The final number represented just a 0.34 percent increase over last year, or $36,900. Breaking it down further, voters agreed to send $3.48 million of the operating budget to their district’s high school, Prospect Mountain, and $7.26 million to Barnstead Elementary, a 0.7 percent increase. And it was that money, earmarked for the grade school, that brought the passion from the crowd of about 150. Eunice Landry, seated on the stage with other school board members while the budget committee sat in a line behind them, immediately asked to amend the budget, seeking to subtract $54,500. The money had been included as part of the evergreen law, which guaranteed pay increases to public employees after contracts expired, assuring teachers they would get raises based on experience, contract or not. Officials factored step raises into the budget, but when the Legislature repealed the evergreen law in May, and the union reached an impasse in negotiations on a new contract, the teachers lost their leverage and, it turns out, their raises. “We didn’t choose it because we were trying to save money,” said budget committee member Paul Landry, Eunice Landry’s husband. “We chose it because we have no obligation to the teachers by statute or by contract, and to give them money that they are not due under either of those scenarios would be unfair to the taxpayers.”

But Judy Chase saw things differently, suggesting a second amendment that sliced the money from principal Tim Rice and superintendent Bill Compton’s raises and giving the teachers theirs. “Make the top people pay, not the teachers,” Chase said. “There’s no way they should take a 2 percent increase.” But when little shamrocks attached to wooden sticks were counted in a hand vote, Chase’s amendment narrowly lost, 68-67. Next, Eunice Landry’s original amendment passed by shamrock count, 91-63. But before a decision was made on the amended article, Rick Simoneau asked that an additional $85,000 be cut, citing the sum of the enrichment programs, which he supported. “That should be part of the main budget, not the warrant articles,” Simoneau said. That amendment had no support, leaving Landry’s new sum of $10.7 million on the table; it passed by voice vote. Elsewhere, voters debated consecutive articles on the two enrichment programs, with the math and reading classes costing $64,500, and the music class $20,000. Teachers would be part time, with no benefits. “I would rather see the lights go out than the teachers go out or the programs go out,” Simoneau, who has two daughters in grade school, said to applause. “This has to pass to put these programs back in.” Allyson Vignola agreed, adding that students in big classes are often intimidated, while small classes like the ones offered through the enrichment programs would be more intimate and foster more participation. “In middle school you can’t be a brain or you will be picked on,” Vignola said. “We need these programs. School is the center of the community, and the only way property values will go up is if your kids shine.” “What good is it if your family loses their house and the kids are not here anymore,” countered one woman. “You have to look at the bigger picture.” Both articles passed without the need for shamrocks. In a sign of the times, $33,000 for furniture was amended to $10,000 before the article failed. “Our taxes keep going up and we have an underachieving school,” Peter Nourse said. “It’s not the right time for this. It’s not the right time for anything but basic education.”

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BELMONT — Joanne G. Lucas, 46, of 390 Durrell Mtn. Rd. died at her home on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Joanne was born April 2, 1964 in Laconia the daughter of Albert P. and Irene J. (Lapointe) Caruso, Jr. She lived in Gilford for many years before moving to Belmont six years ago. Joanne was a graduate of Laconia High School in 1981. Joanne was the owner-operator of Hunter Office Services. She was the former coowner of Lakes Region Landscaping. Joanne was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia. Joanne is survived by her son, Hunter J. Lucas, of Belmont; a stepson, Nathaniel J. Bennett, of Belmont; her fiancé, Keith J. Bennett, of Belmont, her mother, Irene J. (Caruso) Lapointe, of Laconia; two sisters, Jean Caruso, of Arizona and Sally Grimard, of Belmont; a nephew; a niece; several aunts, uncles, and several cousins. She was predeceased by her father Albert P Caruso, Jr. in 1991.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 6:00PM -8:00PM in the Carriage House of the WilkinsonBeane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH. Burial will be held later in the spring in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Scleroderma Foundation NE Chapter, 462 Boston St. Suite 1-1 Topsfield, MA 01983 or Charity of one’s choice. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

BELMONT — Nellie M. Corringham, 88, of 168 Main Street, died at her son’s home on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Mrs. Corringham was the widow of Rev. Donald B. Corringham who died in 1997. Mrs. Corringham was born in St. John New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Herbert and Lena (Paterson) Jones. She resided in Tilton for many years before moving to Belmont in 1987. Mrs. Corringham is survived by a son, S. Mark Corringham, of Gilford; a daughter, Theresa A. Carter, of Maine; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March

24, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH using the Carriage House entrance. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc. 780 North Main Street, Laconia NH 03246 or to the Cystic Fibrosis FoundationNorthern New England Chapter 114 Perimeter Rd. Nashua, NH 03063. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www. wilkinsonbeane.com.

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LACONIA — Marjorie D. (Dietrich) deHaven, 94, of 21 Ledges Drive, died Friday morning, March 18, 2011, at Ledgeview of the Taylor Community, Laconia. She was born June 6, 1916, in E. Rutherford, NJ, the daughter of the late William K. and Mildred (Blume) Dietrich. Marjorie first came to Laconia in 1941, and has lived here on a full or part time basis ever since, most of the time being spent at her home on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. In her later years, she loved spending time in Stuart, FL, during the winter months. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with American Express at their headquarters in Manhattan, and later worked for the accounting firm of Graff, Bogert and Seco in Oradell, NJ. She spent several years as a volunteer at the Lakes Region General Hospital and had served as a checklist supervisor for Ward 6 in Laconia. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, needlepoint, dancing and playing cards. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Frank I. deHaven Jr., who died in 2005, and is survived by sons, Frank I. deHaven III and his wife Betty of Laconia, and Glenn R. deHaven and his wife Janice of Las Vegas, NV; four grandchildren and three step grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a brother, William K. Diretrich Jr. of Gilford; numerous nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours, and burial will be private later in the spring in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247. The Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.

Lakes Region Wavemakers participate in New England Swimming Regional meet

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Wavemakers recently traveled to the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, VT to participate in the New England Swimming Regional meet.

The Wavemakers join 24 other teams from the Granite State, Vermont, and Massachusetts, competing against nearly 800 swimmers. Among the 35 Wavemakers who qualified for the

meet were Maggie Hess, who had three placements within the top ten and improved her personal best times in all eight of her events; Rebecca Cook, who took a first place in the 100 butterfly along with three top ten finishes; Taylor Hough, who received two top ten finishes with fifth place in the 25 backstroke; Colin Shaw, who improved time in all of his events and achieved a top 20 in the 100 backstroke; Ian Shaw, who had two top 20 finishes; Matthew Fogarty, who placed in the top 20 in the 100 freestyle; Olivia Morea, who bested her personal times in six events and scored a top 20 in the 200 freestyle; Kayla Phelps, who raced to top 20 finishes in all nine of her events, improving her personal times in seven; Sarah Sundius, who had nine top 20 finishes including three top tens; Hannah Willcutt, who brought home second place in the 200 backstroke; Rachel Willcutt, who had two top 10 finishes; and Eric Phelps, who had two top tens including a second place finish in the 50 backstroke. Swimmers who see next page


Pianist Alon Goldstein part of Chamber Music Series at Sant Bani School Friday, March 25 SANBORNTON — Pianist Alon Goldstein will performing at Sant Bani School as part of the eighth season of the Chamber Music series on Friday, March 25. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Goldstein replaces the Tempest Trio, who were unable to perform due to a scheduling conflict. His program will include Chopin Preludes and Beethoven’s Appassionata. Admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic

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MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes High School Chem-free After Prom committee will hold a benefit auction at Mame’s Restaurant on Thursday, March 24. Preview will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction commencing at 6 p.m. Donations from local businesses and individuals include services, gift certificates to restaurants and attractions, overnight stays, gift baskets and more. Hard-to-find or one-of-a-kind items will be offered,

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Rep. Frank Guinta’s staff to hold open office hours in Laconia Wednesday

MANCHESTER — U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta has announced that his Community Outreach Director, Sean Thomas, will hold public office hours at the Laconia City Hall Council Chambers beginning at noon on Wednesday, March 23. “As part of our efforts to serve the constituents of the First Congressional District, I encourage anyone who has a problem with the federal government, or who would like to share their concerns about issues being addressed in Congress, to talk with Sean during these public office hours,” Guinta said. Congressman Guinta also encourages any constituent who needs assistance on the federal level to contact his Manchester office at 641-9536.

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Songs from the opera literature to be performed at PSU Silver Center for the Arts PLYMOUTH — Students in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University (PSU) will present two evenings of songs from the opera literature, at the Silver Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2. “An Evening with Opera Sinners, Saints, and Sirens” will include songs from “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo, “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, “Lelisr d’amore” by Gaetano Donizetti, and “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. Performing students are members of the PSU Chamber Singers and additional voice students, some studying in this semester’s Opera Scene Study class. According to PSU Professor of Music Kathleen Arecchi, young singers need to experience singing in large spaces without amplification, which is part of the opera world. “Singers can’t learn about being their own amplification system until they have prac-

tice singing in spaces that are larger than our recital hall and don’t give as much feedback.” While the program will feature some student soloists, one objective of the experience is for students to learn the importance of the opera chorus. Arecchi, who is stage director for this program explained, “These are the people who help set the scene and establish the context within which the stories are told. The setting for ‘Die Fledermaus’ Act II is a Viennese palace and the ensemble brings the wealthy and famous to the party. ‘Carmen’ is set in Seville and we need the girls who are cigarette makers and the soldiers to help us understand the time and place. This is the case in each opera.” Professor Dan Perkins, director of the PSU Chamber Singers and music director for the program, said that singing in an opera chorus requires technical, listening, and movement skills that are unique to this genre. “Dr. Arecchi and I are pleased to provide

this broadening experience for our singers. At many schools, the choral and opera programs are at odds because of the contrasting vocal demands. At PSU, we are proud to promote our collaborative and cooperative spirit, which is in the best interests of our students.” Featured in the opera scenes in arias and duets are seniors Danny Brevik (bass-baritone), Jennifer Fijal (mezzo-soprano), Heather Jacques (soprano), Krystal Morin (soprano), Amanda Teneriello (soprano), and Jamie Willis (tenor). Featured in a nonet from “Falstaff” are seniors Brevik, Fijal, Jacques, Morin, Willis and first-year student Mike Dodge (tenor), sophomores Skylar Aldrich (tenor) and Lisa Hansen (soprano), and junior Rory Diamond (baritone). Tickets for are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office. Call 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. For information about the program, e-mail Dr. Arecchi at karecchi@plymouth.edu or Dr. Perkins at danp@plymouth.edu.

Sue Smith Benefit Fund yard sale to be held at Tardiff Park House

LACONIA — A yard sale in support of The Sue Smith Benefit Fund will be held at the Tardiff Park House from 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. on Saturday April 9. Smith has been a nurse for more than 40 years, the last 22 at Lakes Region General Hospital. Due to amputation from the knee down on both of her legs, Smith is unable to work and is at risk of losing her health insurance. Supporters and loved ones organizing this fundraiser are seeking donations of yard sale items such as household items, clothes, toys, and furniture. Items must be clean and in saleable condition. Donations may be dropped off at the Tardiff Park House from 5:30 — 8 p.m. on Thursday April 7 and from 5 — 8 p.m. on Friday April 8. For more information, call Robin at 998-9328.

Chronic Disease SelfManagement program at Inter-Lakes Senior Center begins March 30

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes Senior Center will hold a six-week Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program from 9:30 — 11:45 a.m. beginning Wednesday, March 30. Adults with an ongoing health concern, or those taking care of someone with an ongoing health concern, will learn practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk to physicians and family members about health concerns. Anyone with a condition such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, and/or chronic pain is encouraged to enroll in this “Better Choices, Better Health” workshop. Kris Bregler of Community Action Program and Lisa Stockwell of Breathe New Hampshire will facilitate. The course is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Call the Senior Center at 279-5631.


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Foreign Movie Night at Hand hooked rug display continutes at Gilmanton Year-Round Library through April Gilford Public Library GILMANTON — The Roberts/Barr/Humphrey family and the Gilmanton Year-Round Library have expressed thanks to all involved in making the reception for the “Three Generations of Hand Hooked Rugs Exhibit” held on Saturday, March 5 a rousing success. The event exceeded expectations, not in the least because Meredith Village Savings Bank made a $1,000 donation to sponsor the exhibit which will run until the end of April. Over 120 people filled the library on March 5, including several rug hooking guild members. The exhibit also brought Pictured here are a group of people involved in the Gilmanton Year-Round Library’s March 5 reception in many folks (in-town for the “Three Generations of Hand Hooked Rugs Exhibit” on display through the end of April. From and out-of-towners) who left to right are Carmel Roberts, Sue Barr, Audrey Barr Humphrey, Dick Barr and Nancy Williams-Hunt had not previously taken of Meredith Village Savings Bank. The bank donated $1,000 to the library to sponsor the exhibit. the opportunity to visit. (Courtesy photo) Delicious treats were prepared by Carolyn Dickey, Carmel Roberts, Cindy Hatch, be held on April 30 and the winner will have $500 Holly O’Shea, Laura Latici, Liz Bedard and Simone Lord donated to the library in their name. Additionally, (Simone’s Treats at the Iron Works Store). two rugs, designed and hooked by Dick Barr to benLibrary patrons still have a chance to enter a free efit the library, will be raffled off on that same date. contest sponsored by Doug Towle. A drawing will Tickets are three for $5 or seven for $10.

GILFORD — The Public Library will present its monthly Foreign Movie Night screening from 7 — 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. All are invited to view “Eat Drink Man Woman,” a Chinese film and 1994 Oscar nominee about fathers, daughters, and the joys of food. For more information, call the Library at 524-6042.

‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’ topic of book discussion at Gilford Public Library

GILFORD — “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” will be the selection of the month at the Library Book Discussion to be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 31. Belstelling author Dai Sijie’s novel is a testament to the power of the written word and a reminder of the profound effect literature has on our perceptions of ourselves, our capabilities, and our greater world. Set in a mountain village during China’s Cultural Revolution, which began in 1966 and lasted a decade, the novel tells the story of two men who are among the millions sent to the country in an effort to stamp out the educated class with a forced “reeducation” by the “virtuous peasantry.” All books are banned from their village, and when the men get their hands on works of classic Western literature, they undergo a revolutionary change. All are encouraged to stop by the library to check out a copy of “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” and join one of the discussions. Bring lunch for the afternoon session. Dessert will be provided. For more information, call the Library at 524-6042.


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Today is Tuesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2011. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 22, 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the American colonies. (The Act was repealed the following year.) On this date: In 1638, religious dissident Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for defying Puritan orthodoxy. In 1820, U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron near Washington, D.C. In 1929, a U.S. Coast Guard vessel sank a Canadian-registered schooner, the I’m Alone, in the Gulf of Mexico. (The schooner was suspected of carrying bootleg liquor.) In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal. In 1941, the Grand Coulee hydroelectric dam in Washington state went into operation. In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, the husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three other people were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, N.M. In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “The Flying Wallendas” highwire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1991, high school instructor Pamela Smart, accused of recruiting her teenage lover and his friends to kill her husband, Gregory, was convicted in Exeter, N.H., of murder-conspiracy and being an accomplice to murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. One year ago: Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton toured the quake-devastated capital of Haiti — a visit intended to remind donors of the immense needs facing the recovery effort. Google announced it would stop censoring search results on its site in China by shifting it from the mainland to Hong Kong. Today’s Birthdays: USA Today founder Allen H. Neuharth is 87. Composer Stephen Sondheim is 81. Evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson is 81. Actor William Shatner is 80. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is 77. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 76. Actor-singer Jeremy Clyde is 70. Singer-guitarist George Benson is 68. Writer James Patterson is 64. CNN newscaster Wolf Blitzer is 63. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 63. Actress Fanny Ardant is 62. Sportscaster Bob Costas is 59. Country singer James House is 56. Actress Lena Olin is 56. Singer-actress Stephanie Mills is 54. Actor Matthew Modine is 52. Actress Anne Dudek is 36. Actor Cole Hauser is 36. Actress Kellie Williams is 35. Actress Reese Witherspoon is 35.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Presenation on heart disease by Carol Walkley of the LRGHealthcare Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wesley Woods Community Center (First United Methodist Church) in Gilford. An overview of heart health and what people can do to prevent and deal with heart disease. Light lunch will be served. RSVP to Stace Dicker-Hendricks at 528-2555. Meeting of the Lakes Region Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Laconia Police Department. For the families and friends of those who have died by violence. For more information contact Carmen Doucette at 524-7624. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All from ages 4 to 104 are welcome, as are people of all skill levels. We will teach. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Business meeting and competition in “open” and “nature”. See images at www.lrcameraclub. com. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760. Pre-School Sotrytime at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For children 3-5. Sing songs, listen to a story and create a craft. Group size limited the 15. Sign-up required. BabyGarten time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Babies up to 18 months welcome. Sing songs, share stories and move to music. Sign-up in Childrens’ Room. Philosophy Club meeting at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contemplate and discuss life’s most pressing questions in a comfortable, friendly environment. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 “Button Up” home energy workshop hosted at the Town House by the Tuftonboro Association. Free. 7 p.m. Topics will incude residential heat loss, simple do-ityourself weatherization, etc. For more information call Bill at 544-2650. CSI time with the Gilford Police Department at the Public Library. 3 to 4 p.m. A program for mystery lovers. Learn about a real crime scene investigation. The first of a two-part program. No sign-up necessary. Free business program on “The Social Media Advantage” presented by the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. 1:30 p.m. at the Taylor Community’s Woodside building in Laconia. Program, including lunch, will be presented by Mainstay Technologies of Laconia. For more information call 524-5531 or visit www.lakesregionchamber.org. Meeting of the Concord Transplant Support Group. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and post-transplant patients. Bring your questions and concerns and share your news. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767.

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Regional economic strategy meeting to be held at NH Ball Bearings MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee will meet at New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Laconia at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The Strategy Committee is responsible for guiding the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the 30 communities within the

Lakes Region. A CEDS is a broad-based, continuous planning process that addresses the economic opportunities of a region. It was a concept first envisioned and advocated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and implemented in several locations around the country, including the Lakes Region.

BELMONT — “Pastures of Plenty: The Future of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Conservation in New England” will be presented at the Corner Meeting House from 10 a.m. — noon on Saturday, March 26. The free program will provide ideas regarding sources for sustainable agriculture and food security, and provide food for thought about a new era of farm prosperity in New England. The featured presenter will be John Carroll of the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. A profes-

sor of environmental conservation at UNH for three decades, Carroll has taught and done research on national and international environmental policy, diplomacy, ethics, and values as they pertain to sustainable agriculture and food systems. This program is hosted by the Belknap County Conservation District and is made possible by the University of New Hampshire Speakers Bureau. Registration for this program is requested by March 24. To register or get more information, call the Belknap County Conservation District at 527-5880 or e-mail lisa.morin@nh.nacdnet.net.

Free program about sustainable agriculture and food security at Belmont Corner Meeting House on Saturday

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This Weeks Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Future Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 23rd @ 10:00 Thursday, March 24th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.

Wednesday, March 30th @ 10:00 Thursday, March 31st @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. For more information, call 524-4775 x13.

Tuesday, March 22nd @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Tuesday, March 29th @ 1:00, come to Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Goss Reading Room Storytime Teen: Dance Dance Revolution X

Thursday, March 24th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall The 10th anniversary of DDR brings a new game with a few new steps and some classic DDR tunes, like “DUB-I-DUB” and “Butterfly.” For ten years, Dance Dance Revolution has been a staple of arcades and homes alike. People love trying to stomp their feet on the DDR mat’s arrows as the directional indicators scroll across the screen in time with the tunes, and Konami loves to pump out titles in this franchise. The latest installment in this series is Dance Dance Revolution X. So, teens, kick off your shoes and join us for free dancin’ you’re way! For more information, call 524-4775.

Goss Reading Room Storytime Adult: Laconia Senior Center Book Discussion

Monday, March 28th @ 12:30 17 Church St. Join Debbie from the Library for a discussion of David Baldacci’s “Wish You Well”. Twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal and her younger brother must move with their invalid mother from New York City to their greatgrandmother’s farm in the Virginia mountains. When the forces of greed and justice clash, their struggle plays out in a crowded Virginia courtroom. For more information, call 524-4775.

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

The agenda for the meeting includes updates from the five CEDS economic development committees, an overview of recent regional broadband mapping results, and federal insights from Congressman Guinta’s staff. The NH Office of Energy and Planning currently provides financial support for the CEDS, with assistance from the Lakes Region Planning Commission. The public is invited to attend. For additional information, call the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

26 Belmont Middle School students inducted into National Junior Honor Society BELMONT — Twenty-six students from Belmont Middle School were recently inducted into membership of the National Junior Honor Society. Members were selected by a Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character. Students inducted were Casey Akerman, Nathaniel Bowler, Nicole Antonucci, Emma Chase, Sarah Chase, Madison Duclos, Jennifer Hamilton, Cori Heimlich, Trevor Hunt, Michael Iacopucci, Emily Laflam, Jonathan LeClair, Carol Lipshultz, Nicholas Mackes, Sarah McGlynn, Sophie Miller, Elizabeth Nix, Cassie Pelletier, Megan Sargent, George Savageaux, Kelsey Scott, Hannah Shirley, Alise Shuten, McKenzie Stephen, Jasmine Syed, and Taylor Yelle. “National Junior Honor Society members are chosen for — and then expected to continue — their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” said Annette Blake, chapter advisor. The National Junior Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for middle level students. Chapters exist in more than 60 percent of the nation’s middle level schools and, since 1929, millions of students have been selected for membership. NJHS is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, which also sponsors the National Honor Society. CALENDAR from preceding page

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 James Farrell of the UNH Speakers’ Bureau will discuss “Reading the Famine: Boston Newspaper Accounts of Ireland’s Great Hunger” in the late 1840s at the Meredith Public Library. 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. First meeting on Sanbornton Genealogy Club. 7 p.m. at the Public Library. Join the club for help and advice on your genealogical or local history research and to discuss the future of the club itself. RSVP to 286-8288. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing from 4 to 6 p.m. on walk-in basis only. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. (Every Wednesday) Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I am having a problem and don’t know what to do. Please do not suggest counseling, because I tried, and my wife won’t even consider it. We married 17 years ago. Both of us were in our mid-50s. She had two grown children, and I had none. There wasn’t supposed to be any baggage coming into this marriage. However, a few months after our wedding, her son’s wife kicked him out for cheating -- with both men and women. For the past 10 years, we have had nothing but problems with this guy. He is a drunken bum, and I suspect he is doing hard drugs now. He has had a few jobs, none for very long. His massive temper gets him fired every time. We are retired on Social Security and my military pension. For some reason, this 51-year-old guy thinks I should support him. He lives in my travel trailer and draws food stamps. He takes enough odd jobs to pay for his bad habits, but regardless of how much he earns, he is back over here needing money for gas or groceries, and of course, Mommy will not say no. She enables him and makes excuses for everything he does. As a result, we fight continuously. My stepson is eligible for medical care at the VA. He is HIV-positive and uses that as the reason he is a loser. But when you blow several hundred dollars in three days, there is something wrong. We are at the point of divorce. Any suggestions? -- Marriage on the Rocks Dear Marriage: Some parents believe that enabling their children is a way to help them. It is not. It enfeebles them and makes them dependent. However, unless you can convince your wife of this, the situation will not change. Your choice is to give up or walk away. If you want to see a counselor for help with that decision, your wife does not need to go with you. We also suggest you urge your stepson to take advantage of the counseling and medical services offered through

the VA. Dear Annie: I am a high school student. I’ve tried asking others what to do, but no one will listen to me. At school, there are some boys who think it’s funny to call me ugly and fat, and to curse at me. I have no idea what to do. I’ve talked to the counselors at school, but I keep feeling maybe everyone would be better off if I just left. Please help. -- Hurt Dear Hurt: This is a textbook case of bullying, and the school counselors should be doing more to stop it. Please talk to your parents, and ask them to speak to the principal and insist that the school intervene. In the meantime, hold your head up, ignore these immature boys, and check out kidpower.org, kidshealth.org and stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov for helpful suggestions. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Wisconsin,” the widow whose friends all showed up for the funeral, but now have disappeared from her life. I had the same problem. I put an ad in the local paper asking widows and single ladies to contact me to start a social group. The response was terrific. We called ourselves the SOLOS and had a meeting every month to talk and have outings. We became a tight-knit group, developed strong friendships and helped each other out in every way. That was nine years ago, and our group is still growing. Tell Wisconsin that widowhood doesn’t have to be lonely. She simply needs to work on changing her social structure. Also, she might check to see if there is a Newcomers Club in her area. That is a great group for singles, as well as couples. -- Alone and Happy in North Carolina Dear N.C.: What an empowering idea. Perhaps others in the same situation will follow your lead.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Animals

Autos

Employment Wanted

For Rent

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, first shots, health certs, ready soon, taking deposits now. $650. 491-5164

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

RN will take care of you or your loved one in your home, days. 18 years experience in homecare. References. 603-293-0484.

LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/month includes heat and hot water. 524-3892.

Autos

JUNK Cars and Trucks wanted. $100 and up CASH PAID. No titles needed. Immediate pick up. 366-5402 Chuck

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee132K, 4-Wheel Drive, leather, automatic, loaded with options! $2,095 OBO. Call Scott at 603-369-0494

Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

1999 Chevy Cavalier, 4 dr, 4 cyc, air, auto, CD, 90K mi., $3,000 obo. 934-2221. 1999 F-150 4-WD- Extra CabGood Condition, $1,799. Center Harbor. 677-6586 2002 Chevy Trailblazer LS: AM/FM/CD. Air conditioned. 4WD. new tires, new front brakes, dark green metallic, runs great. Registered & inspected. Looking for $5,500 or BRO Laconia: 455-1020 2005 Suburu Forrester 5-speed, Great condition, 190K miles, have all service records. $4,900 OBO. 455-6977 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606

BOATS BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311. DOCKS for Rent: 2011 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222. PRIVATE Dock Space for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, $2,500/ season. 603-661-2883.

Business Opportunities

For Rent 2 BR very clean, bright, updated appliances with cathedral ceilings and skylights, within walking distance of downtown Laconia, off street parking, includes heat, h/w, w/d, no smoking. $900 a month. Carolyn 630-0232 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. BELMONT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath, single-level, washer/dryer, attached garage. Non-smoker, Near LRCC/LRGH, security deposit. $995/month. 528-1432. CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. No pets. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Attic Storage. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471. GILFORD: 1BR apartment over country store. $800/month, everything included. Contact Sara, Monday-Friday, 6am- 2pm for appointment, 293-8400, or leave message after 2pm at 455-0461. LACONIA 1-Bedroom - Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 1-Bedroom 1st floor, Bright & sunny newly renovated, new appliances, off street parking. $700/Month, Utilities and Heat Not included. 524-1349 LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837

LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $895/month, 2nd Month 1/2 OFF. 603-998-9694. LACONIA Weirs Blvd 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, one level newly renovated condo year-round. Balcony with view of lake, pool, no smoking/pets, refs/dep required. $900/month. 366-4341 Laconia- 2 bedroom 1st floor Off street parking, coin-op laundry, dishwasher. $880/Month. includes heat/hot water. No dogs/No Smoking. References/Security required. 387-4885 Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. FREE WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 LACONIA- STUDIO for one. $310/bi-weekly, includes heat, light water, no smoking, no pets, 603-630-2393 LACONIA: Efficiency apartment, $135/week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: Large, 2-bedroom, 2nd floor, unfurnished, completely renovated. Includes stove, refrigerator & hot water. Off-street parking. Security deposit, non-smoking, no pets. $175/week +utilities. (603)524-4771. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892.

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $185/week. 4-week security deposit & 1st week in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets/No smoking. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783

SANBORNTON-1 Bedroom 2nd floor, walk to Lake; all utilites included. No smoking/pets. $650/Month. 455-0910

LACONIA: Downtown, 875 sq.ft. 1-bedroom condo, includes parking, dishwasher, washer/dryer, hot water, gym, cable TV and internet. $1,000/month + gas and electricity. No smoking. 387-1638. cmtanguay@yahoo.com

TILTON- DOWNTOWN. Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150 weekly, includes all. 286-4391.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294.

SUNNY large Victorian, 2 bedroom, kitchen, livingroom, diningroom and den, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, beautiful, $850/ month including heat, 494-4346.

Weirs Beach Condo. 2-bedroom, 2-bath, newly renovated. $900 per month plus electric & security deposit. 279-5991 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

LACONIA: Sunny, 1-Bedroom, hardwood floors, 3rd floor, washer/dryer hookup, heat, $600. Security & references. (603)293-7038. LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $130/Week. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, Pets? $795/month 455-5660. MEREDITH- In-Town apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH- Newly remodeled roomy two bedroom on two levelsnear downtown Meredith. Hardwood floors, ample storage, heat included. Non-smoker/No pets. References/Security required. $875/Month. 455-4075 MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MOULTONBOROUGH: Studio, $650/ month or pay weekly. Includes heat, hot water, electricity. On-site laundry. Security & references required. No pets. 253-8863 or 393-8245.

For Rent-Vacation DREAM COME TRUE Marco Island, waterfront condo/amenities. SW Florida/Naples area $700/week. 603)393-7077.

For Rent-Commercial IN-TOWN LACONIA

2,000 Sq. Ft., possible to 3,500. Loading dock, three phase power, private office, priced like storage but great for your business. $900 per month, includes heat and property tax. Sale possible. AVAILABLE NOW!

Kevin Sullivan

Coldwell Banker Commercial

630-3276 LACONIA/BELMONT LINE- Retail Showroom at Rt. 106 & Bypass. 1500+ Sq. ft., 10X12 overheaed door, security & fire system. $1,900/Month. 603-502-6437 LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Security deposit & references. 455-6662.

For Sale NORTHFIELD

Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: Large 2 bedroom on 2nd & 3rd floors, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

PREMIER Gated Community Meredith Bay. 3500 sqft custom 4BDRM single family home, 2-car garage. Grand Winnipesaukee Views! Beach Club, Pools, Tennis! $3750/mo./yr lease. Call 888-559-4141 or jshea@meredithbaynh.com. www.MeredithBayNH.com

10 in. Spiral Spikes: (4) 50lb. boxes of spikes. Retails for about .50/spike @ local building supply. Will sell all for $200 ($50/box). Great for log home building. Laconia: 603-455-1020 2002 MXZ 600, 1900 miles, good shape, $1500. Honda EM5000 generator, 20 hours, $1800. 848-0014. AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”. BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001

New Franklin Apartments, LLC

Elderly and Disabled Housing Now Accepting Applications for Project-Based Section 8 Subsidized Apartments HUD Income Limits Apply One & Two Bedroom Units Available Located in Tilton, Franklin & West Franklin

Apartments Available Now For more information, please contact 603-286-4111 Or TTY 1-800-735-2964


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For Sale Bushnell “Trophy” red dot rifle scope. Used one season, for target practice only. Like new, with owners manual. Retails for over $100. Will sell for $60. Laconia: 603-455-1020 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 FIREWOOD-FREE-Tree removal Green (Dry when available) starting at $75 1/2 cord delivered. 998-7337. Also easy self-serve smaller quantities. 18 Arlene Dr. Belmont, 1 mile up Union Ave. from Piches. Generator- 3600 W. Craftsman, used once. $375. OBO. 934-2221 MacKissic 22 Gallon Orchard Sprayer. Gasoline powered. Check it online, it retails for almost $1,200. Will sell for $400. Laconia: 603-455-1020

Help Wanted EXPERIENCED Paving Back-End Screed Operator/ Lute Person/ Roller Operator/ Tri-Axle Driver Competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including health, life, and retirement. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Women & Minorities are encouraged to apply. Call Between 8am-4pm

267-9400

NORDIC Track EXPL000 Treadmill with two ifit.com workout programs. Advanced console with pulse sensor. $400/BO 524-1121 RESTAURANT equipment, all like new, 2 Pitco fryers, 2 LP griddles with stands, SS 48 CF fridge, SS work tables, Taylor ice cream machine. Call for more items and details. 476-8894 SALE Thrifty Yankee- Route 25 Meredith. 279-0607. Across from ILHS Open 9am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday. 50% Winter!

PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Help Wanted DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Progressive ecumenical church has opening for Director of Music. Responsibilities include providing leadership for adult choir, Bell choir and developing and expanding a youth music program. Keyboard/piano competency required. Submit resume to the attention of Reverend Michael Graham, Gilford Community Church 19 Potter Hill Rd. Gilford, NH 03249 Email: gcc@metrocast.net. Job description: The Gilford Community Church is a growing ecumenical community. The over 400 members come from many spiritual backgrounds. It has a history of a strong commitment to the place of music in the life and worship of the church. Responsibilities include: Provide choral music at each regular Sunday service, Adult Choir functions from September through mid-June, Provide choral music as necessary for additional services as determined by the Diaconate and Pastor. Easter Sunday -2 services, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve - 2 services, One Advent service (Tree lighting). Participate in ecumenical and joint services with area churches (Epiphany) Assist lay directors of Bell Choir and Childrens Choir, Develop and expand a youth music program for middle and high school youth, Conduct weekly rehearsals with Adult Choir and before Sunday services, Provide Summer music (lay or professional musicians) mid June through Labor Day including Old Home Day Sunday, Participate in planning of holiday services, Childrens Sunday, Christmas Pageant, Provide accompaniment for church services in the absence of the Organist. EXOTIC Dancers wanted, we offer a great earning potential, ex-

STYLIST wanted in downtown Meredith salon: Unique booth rental options available. Call “A Step Up” at 279-6750.

Now Hiring

All Positions Apply in person:

CJ Avery’s in Lakeport WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE YOU!!!

Quality Insulation is looking to hire employees with a diversified construction background able to use all types of construction tools and install materials for multiple product lines. We are looking for weatherization installers to work in our retrofit program and batt insulation installers. We offer great benefits and a competitive wage, come in and talk to us. We are a zero tolerance company and you must have a Valid NH drivers license, pass a drug test and background check to work for us. Serious inquires only apply in person to: Quality Insulation, 1 Pease Rd., Meredith, NH NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

FLYFISHING LESSONS

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

Furniture AMAZING!

Mobile Homes GILFORD, Must see 12x60 2 bed room mobile home in adult park. All appliances, 2 A/C units, nice deck & shed, shady lot. $8,700. Call owner 527-1163.

Instruction

SNOWBLOWER Craftsman 24 inch 7.5 HP, electric starter. Like new, needs lower-unit. $250 OBO 253-7746

Beautiful Queen or Full Mattress Set. Luxury firm European pillow-top. New in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763

Help Wanted PHEASANT Ridge Golf Club Snack Bar/Lounge (must be at least 18). Part-time Seasonal. Call 524-7808 for more info

Full-time clerk, cashier, stocking. Must be 21 years old. Nights and weekends a must. Apply in person. No phone calls please. Meredith Case N Keg.

New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 286-4121

Roommate Wanted DANBURY: 1 Bedroom, new $400/ month includes all utilities, no security deposit, references required, no pets/smoking. 290-9200. Male/Female, clean/sober. References Required, utilities included. $125/Week or $500/Month. Contact 707-9794

Services

Attractive Landscapes

Commercial/Residential Spring Clean-Ups Lawncare & Landscaping Walkways & Patios Retaining Walls Lawn Repair & Renovations Year Round Property Maintenance Fully Insured • Free Estimates Reasonable Rates 603-524-3574• 603-455-8306

BRETT’S ELECTRIC Fast, Reliable Master Electricians. No Job Too small, Lowest Rates, Top Quality. SAVE THIS AD and get 10% OFF JOB. Call 520-7167.

is offering an Exciting Sales Opportunity for Motivated and High Energy People. Sales experience is preferred but not required. Great pay with Benefits available. Please apply online at www.laconiaharley.com.

BELMONT: $54,900 for 3 acres with great soils, no wetlands, driveway already installed to building site. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING

PART-TIME Experienced Mechanic. 15-20 hours/week. Ridgewood Country Club, Moultonboro. Call Steve 491-3462

Belmont Park 2-bedroom 1.5-bath Mobilehome. $18,500/or B.O., no dogs. Brenda 393-7713 with Exit Realty 527-1111

Mobile Homes

Services

GILFORD: 55+ Park, 2-Bedroom w/carport, beach access, excellent condition, updated furnace, with appliances, $23,900. 524-4816.

Land

LACONIA HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Services

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531

HOUSECLEANING Experienced, dependable and insured, weekly bi-weekly or monthly. Will run errands. Call Pauline 707-0726. INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Painting. Experienced, Reasonable Rates. Call Dan 937-7095

Knowledgeable and dependable automotive technicians of all levels of experience, needed for our growing service department. Applicants must possess a positive attitude and be able to work with others as a team. GM experience and/or inspection certificate very helpful but not required. Must be willing to learn. Own tools required. Medical and dental plans available. Paid holidays, vacations and 401k.

Apply in person to Austin Woodward at Profile Motors, Inc., Rt. 16 & 112, Conway, NH, Serious inquiries only please.

Join a Retirement Community proudly serving Seniors in the Lakes Region.

Secretary II

(Anticipated Job Opening)

Our team is always looking for individuals with caring and serving hearts to work with Seniors.

Group Interviews are held Every Wednesday Maplewood - building on the hill (left) 1:30 pm - Application Completion 2:00 pm - Interview

LNA – Per Diem – All Shifts COOK - Per Diem Other Positions: Exceptional Talent Apply We are located at 153 Parade Road, Meredith. www.forestviewmanor.com

Lakes Region Community College in Laconia seeks a full-time Secretary in the Admissions office to assist the Admissions department in the promotion, growth, and support in admission operations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. , or its equivalent, including courses in office procedures, word processing, or typing. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. Experience: Two years’ experience in a secretarial position, one year of which shall have been at the level of Secretary I or its equivalent. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For appointment consideration, Secretary II applicants must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. Salary Range: $23,712.00 - $27,514.50 Please send a completed State application, resume, and documentation to Karen Kurz, Administrative Assistant, Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246, fax (603) 527-2042, phone (603) 524-3207, ext. 6717; or e-mail kkurz@ccsnh.edu . Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 22, 2011. State applications may be obtained by visiting the website at www.ccsnh.edu. Please reference position #43264. Employees shall be required to pay an agency/union fee. An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Genesis Healthcare to promote new facility at LRCC Business After Hours LACONIA — Genesis Healthcare Laconia Center will host the Lakes Region Chamber Business After Hours event from 5 — 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. Laconia Center, a 108-bed Genesis HealthCareSM Skilled Nursing Facility, recently announced plans to begin construction on a new Progression Transitional Care Unit (TCU) for patients requiring post-acute rehabilitation and medical services related to an acute illness, injury, or post-surgery. Construction for this project began in early June 2010 and the TCU will be the first facility of its kind in Laconia. Laconia Center’s 11,000-square foot stand alone TCU will provide rehabilitation therapy and treatment after leaving the hospital but before returning home. It will follow a patientcentered, outcome focused approach to treatment with the goal of helping patients recover and return to their prior living situation as quickly as possible. The TCU will offer enhanced clinical capabilities and amenities including 14 large private rooms with private baths and showers; rehab services tailored to individual needs; a highly-skilled interdisciplinary care team which works with the patient and family to develop an individualized care plan; a new state-of-the art therapy gym with medical equipment; hotel-like amenities such as flat screen televisions, in-room telephones, computer stations with Internet access, café and an enclosed courtyard; and

Services

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

MASONRY: Custom stonework, brick/block, patios, fireplaces, repairs/repointing. 726-8679, Paul. prp_masonry@yahoo.com

Transitional Care Unit program director Melissa Nutter (second from left); event coordinator Stephanie Rittgers from Genesis (third from left); Chamber executive director Karmen Gifford (fourth from left); director of nurses Charlene Santoro (fifth from left); administrator of Genesis Healthcare Laconia Center John Allard (third from right), Chamber ambassador Derek St. Cyr from Central NH Employment Services, Inc. (back row, left); and the rest of the Administrative Team recently met to discuss the LRCC Business After Hours event set for Thursday, March 24. (Courtesy photo)

24-hour coverage by RNs who have specialized training, education, and experience with the care of post-acute patients. The nursing staff is CPR and AED certified and can manage medical emergencies and provide care such as complex infusion therapy and wound management.

Services

Services

PAMPERED CHEF

TAX PREPARATION

Free Seasons Best Cookbook to host with any qualifying party in March. Debbie Bauer 387-7383

Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail rlmarceau@metrocast.net

The new TCU is designed with the short-term patient in mind and will focus on patients who have orthopedic issues such a fractures and joint replacements; post surgical, post stroke or neurological issues; or a variety of medical concerns that result in a need to regain abilities. The average length of stay is typically three to four weeks. “We are excited to offer an inpatient Transitional Care Unit that will cater

to patients of all ages needing rapid recovery from post-surgery, illness or injury,” said John Allard, administrator at Laconia Center. All are welcome to attend the LRCC Business After Hours event, which will include door prizes and refreshments. For more information about Laconia Center, call Allard at 5243340. For information about the Chamber, call 524-5531

WWII veteran and POW guest speaker at Wright Museum Cabin Fever Lecture Series Sunday, March 27 WOLFEBORO — The Wright Museum will continue its weekly Cabin Fever Lecture Series by hosting Captain George Duffy, a WWII veteran and POW, who will speak about his U.S. Merchant Marine experiences at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Duffy’s vessel, the American Leader, departed from New York in April 1942 and was attacked on September 10 by a German warship disguised as a merchant vessel. The American Leader had recently delivered supplies to England, Russia, and India and was en route home with a cargo of liquid latex. The Germans turned the prisoners over to their Japanese allies on November 6 in Java. For six

months Duffy was lodged in a military prisoner of war camp populated by British, Dutch, and Australian troops. When the fighting came to an end, American Leader survivors were scattered throughout the Far East. Of the 58 American merchant seamen and Naval Armed Guard who left New York in April 1942, only 28 returned home. The entry fee to Duffy’s presentation is $5, free for members. Cost includes admission to the Museum galleries, which are open from noon — 4 p.m. R.S.V.P.s are strongly encouraged to ensure adequate seating. Call 569-1212.

Tryouts for Lakes Region Cal Ripken Baseball at Meredith Community Center Wednesday, March 23 MEREDITH — Tryouts for Lakes Region Cal Ripken Baseball will be held at the Community Center on Wednesday, March 23. Farm League evaluations will take place from 4:30 — 6 p.m.; Minor

League evaluations will be held from 6 — 7:30 p.m.; and Major League evaluations will happen from 7:30 — 9 p.m. This is the last night for registration.


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