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Sheriff says he can save Barnstead about $168K By Gail OBer


BARNSTEAD — Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin last night told the selectmen the town could potentially save $168,000 a year by turning over its police duties to the county. Wiggin emphasized that his numbers were estimated and the board, which has two new members who were seated earlier this month, said the possibility of ceding

police authority to the Sheriff’s Department was only a discussion at this point and was far from becoming a reality. “This is not a new concept and it is not a novel idea,” Wiggin said prefacing his presentation with a brief history of local control in New Hampshire. As a community, Barntead has been on the cutting edge of regionalization, joining forces with neighboring Epsom, Chichester,

Pittsfield, Strafford, Pembrook, and Northwood to tackle a number of community expenses including road salt purchases and more recently some savings on health insurance rates. It also owns half of the state’s lone joint-operating-agreement high school, with Alton. According to Barnstead Police Chief Kenneth Borgia, the police department has see sHeRIFF page 8

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LACONIA — A Superior Court judge ordered registered Meredith sex offender held on $50,000 cash only bail Monday for allegedly violating the terms of his parole. Paperwork filed with the Belknap County Superior Court indicated Daniel Blackstone, 26, of 222 Chemung Road allegedly sexually assaulted two girls, ages 8 and 11, while visiting with his girlfriend in an undisclosed Maine community. Blackstone was convicted of felonious sexual assault on July 19, 2007 for having oral sex with a girl who was younger than 13-years-old. The assaults took place in Meredith between October of 2003 and January of 2004 when Blackstone was 20. He was placed on three years probation after his release from jail. Under the 2008 terms of his probation and 2007 conviction, Blackstone was ordered not to leave see CHaRGes page 10

Craig Asher from Long Island, NY enjoys snow kiting on Lake Winnipesaukee from Ellacoya State Park in Gilford on a recent avenue. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

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Suburbs are where the population growth in N.H. has been

CONCORD (AP) — More Hillsborough County residents live in the towns surrounding Manchester and Nashua than in the state’s two largest cities, according to population figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census. Manchester, the state’s largest city, grew by 2.4 percent in the last decade to 109,500 residents. The population of Nashua, the secondlargest city, dropped a tenth of a percent to less than 86,500. But many of the towns around those cities saw significant growth — Bedford, for example, jumped 16 percent; Milford grew by nearly 12 percent. Overall, the number of Hillsborough County residents living outside the cities grew from about 187,200 to 204,700, while the combined population of the two cities grew from 193,600 to 196,000. That shift has numerous implications for the state, said Ken Johnson, senior demographer at the University of New see NH page 10

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Snipers, shells & tanks terrorize key Libyan city TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s snipers and tanks are terrorizing civilians in the coastal city of Misrata, a resident said, and the U.S. military warned Tuesday it was “considering all options” in response to dire conditions there that have left people cowering in darkened homes and scrounging for food and rainwater. The U.S. is days away from turning over control of the air assault on Libya to other countries, President Barack Obama said. Just how that will be accomplished

remains in dispute: Obama spoke Tuesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in hopes of quickly resolving the squabble over the transition. “When this transition takes place, it is not going to be our planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. It is not going to be our ships that are necessarily enforcing the arms embargo. That’s precisely what the other nations are going to do,” the president said at a news conference in El Salvador as

he neared the end of a Latin American trip overshadowed by events in Libya. Gadhafi, meanwhile, made his first public appearance in a week, promising enthusiastic supporters at his residential compound in Tripoli, “In the short term, we’ll beat them, in the long term, we’ll beat them.” Libyan state TV broadcast what it said was live coverage of Gadhafi’s less-thanfive-minute statement. Standing on a balcony, he denounced the coalition bombing see LIBYA page 11

BU MARIEM, Libya (AP) — The U.S. pilot who ejected from a fighter jet that crashed in eastern Libya found himself surrounded early Tuesday by curious locals who served him juice and thanked his country for bombing forces loyal to ruler Moammar Gadhafi. The rare exchange — after locals found the pilot hiding in a pen of sheep — is likely the closest yet between Western pilots dropping bombs from high-tech aircraft and the

Libyan civilians they seek to protect. U.S. and Europeans planes have been striking sites across Libya since Saturday night, following a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing international action to stop Gadhafi from harming civilians. Gadhafi’s response to the Libyan uprising seeking his ouster has been the most violent in the revolts sweeping across the Arab world. His troops nearly succeeded in taking back the rebels’ de-facto capital of

Benghazi before the allied airstrikes began targeting his forces. The rebels — who have more enthusiasm than organization or military might — have welcomed the allied action, though direct interaction between the international force and the rebel government in Benghazi is limited. Which is what made Tuesday’s meeting in a rocky field near this village about 24 see PILOT page 17

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king’s lead attorney started picking at the government’s case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther.

Defense lawyer Allen Ruby, his rich voice sometimes inflected with sarcasm, said in his opening statement that a former Bonds girlfriend, a former business partner and a former personal shopper only came forward against his client after the baseball star broke off relationships with them.

He also insisted Bonds testified truthfully before a grand jury in December 2003 when he said he did not know he was using a pair of designer steroids. Bonds claims his trainer told him that he was taking “flaxseed oil” and “arthritic cream.” see BONDS page 13

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Obama’s foolish and unconstitutional war “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” So said constitutional scholar and Senator Barack Obama in December 2007 — the same man who, this weekend, ordered U.S. air and missile strikes on Libya without any authorization from Congress. Obama did win the support of Gabon in the Security Council, but failed with Germany. With a phone call to acquitted rapist Jacob Zuma, he got South Africa to sign on, but not Brazil, Russia, India or China. All four abstained. This is not the world’s war. This is Obama’s war. The U.S. Navy fired almost all the cruise missiles that hit Libya as the U.S. Air Force attacked with B-2 bombers, F-15s and F-16s. “To be clear, this is a U.S.-led operation,” said Vice Adm. William Gortney. “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies,” said Winston Churchill. Obama is a quick study. In his Friday ultimatum, he said, “We are not going to use force to go beyond a well-defined goal — specifically, the protection of civilians in Libya.” Why, then, did we strike Tripoli and Moammar Gadhafi’s compound? So many U.S. missiles and bombs have struck Libya that the Arab League is bailing out. League chief Amr Moussa has called an emergency meeting of the 22 Arab states to discuss attacks that have “led to the deaths and injuries of many Libyan civilians.” We asked for a no-fly zone, said Moussa, not the “bombardment of civilians.” What caused Obama’s about-face from the Pentagon position that imposing a no-fly zone on Libya was an unwise act of war? According to The New York Times, National Security Council aide Samantha Power, U.N. envoy Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton flipped him. The three sisters feel guilty about us not invading Rwanda when Hutu were butchering Tutsi. They did not want to be seen as standing by when Gadhafi took Benghazi, which he would have done, ending the war in days, had we not intervened. While Obama is no longer saying Gadhafi must go, Hillary insists that has to be the outcome. No question who wears the pants here. As U.S. prestige and power are committed, if Gadhafi survives, he will have defeated Obama and NATO. Hence, we must now finish him and his regime to avert a U.S. humiliation and prevent another Lockerbie. The Arab League and African Union are denouncing us, but alQaida is with us. For eastern Libya provided more than its fair share of jihadists to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

And jihadists are prominent among the rebels we just rescued. Yet, even as Obama was announcing U.S. intervention to prevent “unspeakable atrocities,” security police of Yemen’s President Saleh, using sniper rifles, massacred 45 peaceful protesters and wounded 270. Most of the dead were shot in the head or neck, the work of marksmen. Had Mahmoud Ahmadinejad done this in Tehran, would U.S. protests have been so muted? In Bahrain, 2,000 Saudi soldiers and troops from emirates of the Gulf have intervened to save King Khalifa, whose throne was threatened by Shia demonstrators in the Pearl roundabout in Manama. The town square was surrounded, the Shia driven out, the 300-foot Pearl monument destroyed. This crackdown on Bahrain’s Shia has been denounced by Iran and Iraq. Grand Ayatollah Sistani, most revered figure in the Shia world, ordered seminaries shut in protest. This is serious business. Not only are the Shia dominant in Iran, and in Iraq after the Americans ousted the Sunni-dominated Baathist Party, they are heavily concentrated in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, where the oil deposits are located. They are a majority in Bahrain, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based. Shia Hezbollah is now the dominant military and political force in Lebanon. Riyadh must have regarded the threat to Bahrain a grave one to have so exacerbated the religious divide and raised the specter of sectarian war. Yet, again, why are we bombing Libya? Gadhafi did not attack the West. He faced an uprising to dethrone him and rallied his troops to crush it, as any ruthless ruler would have done. We have no vital interest in who wins his civil war. Indeed, Gadhafi has asked of Obama, “If you found them taking over American cities by force of arms, what would you do?” Well, when the South fired on Fort Sumter, killing no one, Abraham Lincoln blockaded every Southern port, sent Gen. Sherman to burn Atlanta and pillage Georgia and South Carolina, and Gen. Sheridan to ravage the Shenandoah. He locked up editors and shut down legislatures and fought a four-year war of reconquest that killed 620,000 Americans — a few more than have died in Gadhafi’s four-week war. Good thing we didn’t have an “international community” back then. The Royal Navy would have been bombarding Lincoln’s America. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.)

LETTERS Fact is, the ‘intended purpose’ has no place on a crowded lake To the editor, The Senate Transportation Committee voted 3-2 Thursday to essentially disembowel our successful and much loved Lake Winnipesaukee boating speed limit law by allowing boats to go 55 legally (meaning 65 or 70 in reality) on the main expanse (the abdomen) of the lake…known as the Broads. Senator James Forsythe, recently newly elected, in large part through the hard work of Safe Boaters of New Hampshire, cast the deciding vote. Jim Forsythe’s admission that the vast majority of his constituents backed the current law, but that he abandoned them in favor of his good friends at “Safe Boaters”(sic) was most disturbing. That group, before forming the go-fast-be-loud political action group they had the audacity to call “Safe Boaters”, for the admitted purpose of restoring “Thunder Boating” to our lake, had for years been filling Internet forums, known then as the “Thunder Club”, with bragging about their high-speed boating exploits and over-drinking accomplishments. They bragged about ignoring the speed limit. Their president and founder, Scott Verdonck, even claiming to have “doubled” it (90-MPH) one day last year. One on-line poll shows that Hornitos Brand is the favored “on board tequila” by the Go-Fast crowd by 3 to 1 over Jose Cuervo. “On board tequila”? But their argument is “we didn’t say it is being drunk…it is just ‘on board’”.Ya right. And do you know who Senator Forsythe’s #3-listed Facebook Friend is out of almost 1000? That’s right… “Scott Verdonck”. Do you know who is Scott Verdonck’s #8-listed Friend out of his more than 1000? That’s right…”James R. Forsythe”. So is it a coincidence that Verdonck worked so hard to help Forsythe get elected, and then Forsythe abandoned his constituents and cast the rubber vote for his good buddy on this issue? Or is it just good old fashioned “pay to play”? Here’s a photo of Senator Forsythe, as a candidate, at an SBONH event raising funds for his campaign; (http:// showthread.php?t=10956). No audio, but you can imagine him behind this SBONH podium selling his constituents out for a large-enough contribution from the Go-Fast brotherhood. So

many people voted for him because he promised to get right to work restoring fiscal sanity to Concord, and he rolls his sleeves up and gets to work restoring boating insanity to Lake Winnipesaukee for the sake of some campaign contributors instead. Wouldn’t one think that the honorable senator would have made his relationship with Scott Verdonck and “Safe Boaters” known and had the decency to recuse himself from a committee vote on a bill being so opposed by his voters for the benefit of this best friend? Forsythe claimed that a “compromise” was needed so that “people could use their racing boats for their intended purpose”. The facts that this “intended purpose” is very dangerous, has no place on a crowded lake, had been the cause of numerous Winnipesaukee tragedies and deaths, and goes directly against the grain of New Hampshire’s passive value system all seem to have been ignored. And the fact that the current law already has just such a compromise, allowing permitted racing (RSA 270-D:2. IX.d), so that the Marine Patrol could simply oversee that such hi-speed racing was being done safely, seems to have been ignored. In his “senatorial” mind, the fair thing to do is let his good buddy do what he wants to do…to hell with the rest of us. This is what our votes last November got us? All one needs to do is envision the Broads of Lake Winnipesaukee on a Sunday afternoon in July and picture these thunder boats, being used for their “intended purpose”... buzzing around at 65-plus amongst the thousands of sail boats, fishermen, and families in runabouts out there, to understand the mayhem that was Lake Winnipesaukee up until our current law was enacted… to understand what Senator Forsythe thinks is a good “compromise”. Just look at the cover of the Visitor’s Guide published every year by N.H.’s Department of Resources and Economic Development. This pamphlet is sent out by our state government to attract tourism, our number one industry… far and away, and our economy’s largest source of income. The photo of kayakers out on Lake Winnipesaukee are evidence of how see next page

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LETTERS Lack on confidence in future demand is holding down employment

Gilford voters knew what they were doing on March 18, 1998

To the editor, The most worrying aspect of the U.S. economy is its inability to create jobs. In January 2011 the unemployment rate stood at 9-percent. It is well above the 5-percent average in the decade before the financial crisis. The economy needs to create around 125,000-150,000 jobs a month just to keep up with growth in the workingage population. Only once in the last eight months has this been achieved. Many Americans have given up looking for employment. If the labor force had continued to grow at its precrisis trend rate, the unemployment rate would now be as high as 12-percent. Many watchers have stopped placing trust in the numbers reported by the government. The manipulation of the reporting for political gain is detrimental to decision making. Longterm unemployment is a concern. Almost one-half of the officially unemployed have already been out of work for at least six months. The decline of the construction and manufacturing sectors has created a pool of workers with unneeded skills. Problems in the housing market have led to a reduction in labor mobility. Many people cannot sell their homes and move to areas with better employment prospects. Together, these factors have raised the structural

To the editor, One of the biggest problems with last week’s Gilford warrant article dealing with the superintendent and the School Board: the only way to truly understand what was being voted on was to obtain a copy of a Gilford SAU Committee report and associated documents from 1998. I doubt many people did that — I admit that I didn’t obtain all of them until after the fact. I do have them now, and I’ve posted them for anyone to view and download at A summary of what transpired in 1997 and 1998 is as follows (this summary is taken from official records, and does not rely on individual memories): Gilford wanted to withdraw from the Laconia SAU (School Administrative Unit) and form a new, independent SAU. This move required approval from the state. To gain that approval, a plan had to be submitted showing how our new SAU would provide for superintendent services. An SAU Planning Committee created this plan, and it was submitted and approved by the state. The plan recommended that the “CEO” of the district should be called an administrator, should have a background in education, and should be paid a salary of $70,000 ($95,000 in today’s dollars). It also recommended that financial services for the school (payroll, benefits administration, regulations, etc) be contracted out to the town, and it estimated that about $105,000 ($140,000 in todays’ dollars) would be needed to cover that cost. So how is this different than what we have today? We have a superintendent, instead of an administrator. Further, instead of contracting out financial services to the town (or elsehwere), they are managed within the district offices by the assistant superintendent for business. Why is our current structure different from what was in the plan submitted to and approved by the state and the town meeting voters? It’s because the School Board has the legal authority to determine exactly how the district will satisfy the required superintendent services, and the 1998 school board chose to make these modifications. Did the voters in 1998 realize that the School Board may modify the

unemployment rate by around 1.5-percentage points. The U.S. Fed has also edged up its own estimate of structural unemployment, to 5-6-percent, from 5-5.2-percent a year ago. Notwithstanding this problem of structural unemployment, expect a reduction in cyclical unemployment in 2011, as companies become more willing to hire workers. Firms are sitting on record levels of cash and have been making strong profits in recent quarters. If they wish to expand, the funds are available. Businesses have probably also reached the end of the road in terms of how much extra productivity they can squeeze out of their existing workforce. The forecast is that the rate of unemployment will average 8.8-percent in 2011. The reluctance of firms to hire so far has been a reflection of their lack of confidence in future demand. The lack of jobs is a big factor in the unwillingness of U.S. consumers to spend. If this stalemate is not broken, the malaise in the U.S. economy will be drawn out longer. Persistently high unemployment weighs heavily on growth. Private consumption represents over 70-percent of GDP. Marc Abear Meredith

And just what does it mean to ‘cull’ overpopulated deer herds To the editor, I am responding to Bob Meade’s letter on March 18, in which he, like three other writers, did not answer my question. However, I predicted this would happen. All I wanted to know is what “culling” means as it applies to Muslims who overbreed. Russ Wiles sidestepped the question by saying “we had better cull radical Islam now before it is too late”. He never said what “cull” meant and he neglected the fact that Steyn, in his book, America Alone, was not referring to radical Muslims but all Muslims. So instead of answering my question directly, all I got for answers from these writers were obfuscation and circumlocution. Bob Meade talked about how many pages Steyn’s book is and that Steyn had a message that I missed because I focused too much on the word, “cull”. What Steyn did was to define the problem and suggest the solution. That message was loud and clear. I’ll bet Bob knows what those two little words meant some decades ago – “final solution”. Should we have not from preceding page Concord already recognizes how valuable it is to our state’s economic well-being to present the image of Lake Winnipesaukee as a safe and recreational environment for all. If that cover showed the image that Senator Forsythe wants for Lake Winnipesaukee, a thunder boat bearing down on those kayaks at 65-MPH,

attended to those words because of the value of what was thought to be a greater message? Steyn said that the Serbs figured out what to do with the increasing population of Muslims and everyone know what that was and why there was a war crimes trial that addressed it at the Hague. What does it mean to “cull” overpopulated deer herds? I wonder what Bob would say if someone wanted to “cull” Christians or Jews or Americans. If “cull” doesn’t mean kill, does it mean forced sterilization, forced abortion, sending Muslims to another planet or setting up concentration camps like those that imprisoned Japanese Americans during World War II? Does it mean sending Muslims to special schools where their language, culture and religion are systematically extinguished as the U.S. did to Native American Indians? I ask again, what does “cull” mean? I’m so glad that Bob and others don’t teach because students would never get a straight answer out of any of them. Leo R. Sandy New Hampton it would surely drive more tourists away from N.H. that it would attract. It would make this promise into a lie. But maybe we could tell them to come on up anyway, and just go to our other lakes. Oh, that’s right, all those other lakes allow high speed boating too. Thanks Jim. Ed Chase Meredith

organizational plan they were about to vote on? Yes, they did. As a matter of fact, this was actually used as a selling point by the chairman of the SAU Planning Committee — the group that authored the entire organizational plan. On the evening of March 18th, 1998, taxpayers were gathered for the School District Meeting and were about to cast their votes on the issue. One resident raised a concern about the proposed administrative format, and whether it would meet the certified requirements of the state. Meeting minutes show that the chairman of the SAU Planning Committee responded as follows: “...committee recommendations were illustrative only, and attempted to address public concerns of costs; nothing was cast in stone, and decisions concerning the qualifications of personnel would be made by the School Board in accordance with state law”. Everyone was apparently satisfied with this, and a few minutes later, the question of withdrawal from the Laconia SAU passed by a voice vote. The primary issue — withdrawal from the Laconia SAU — was resolved, and the finalization of the organizational structure was left to the school board. Fast forward to 2011. The warrant article passed last week was confusing — many voters have admitted to reading it several times and still not understanding the intent. Essentially it said that we’re not happy with the modifications made by the 1998 school board, and we want to force our current school board to go back to the original plan. The problem is, the law still allows the School Board to decide how the district is run, as long as they stay within the guidelines of state law. So right out of the box, the warrant article could not accomplish its goal. The other problem is that no one, not even those who petitioned for the recent warrant article, have presented evidence that the original organizational plan would either save money or improve services and performance in 2011. In the interim, the school board has replaced our current superintendent. I think this is a factual recap — but again, I encourage you to read the documents yourself at Dale Dormody Gilford

Thank you for the wonderful care given my husband, Joe Terlizzi To the editor, It’s nice to tell about the kindness we experience. I want to give a public thank you for care given to my husband, Joe Terlizzi, during these past three months. Jen Laramie, RN of Community Health and Hospice is a treasure. She greeted Joe with smiles and playfulness. She could get a big smile out of him every time she visited. The LNAs, when they could, worked effortlessly to try to help Joe. They had their job cut out for them. The night shift, what can I say? The incredible RNs who work the night shift and responded many times in the middle of the night. When it became too difficult, I also called upon Lakes Region Care & Comfort Nursing. With additional help from Lisa Savage, I

was able to keep my husband home through his illness. I have met many wonderful people in the last three months and within the last few years. I would like to acknowledge Dr. Milchev, Charlene Kreiensieck, PA, and Dr. Vignati, for their guidance to help me understand his illness and what we had to face in the months ahead. Ruth Mooney of Briarcrest was very helpful on how to proceed with arrangements and also provided words of encouragement. A huge thank you to two great brothers who were always there for Joe and me no matter what. Wilkinson-Beane, thank you for your help in guiding me to make difficult decisions. A large thanks to Fr. Matt Mason for his sersee next page

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LETTERS We are like 2-year-olds who can’t grasp that we need to choose To the editor, I enjoyed reading Jack Stephenson’s recent rebuttal to my recent letter describing him as a land baron. Jack seems to have a waterfront island property and a 50-acre parcel as well, where he lives. Jack it seems has “earned BIG bucks in” investing in Gilford real estate over the years. I also enjoyed our recent phone chat but was, I now admit, taken quite off guard when discussing our personal life histories. I would like to thank Jack for sharing so much of my personal information with the readers of The Laconia Sun. Firstly, my parents were among several hundred thousand who moved to N.H. during the Vietnam War era growth spurt. Whom who could, did not move here in those days to escape state income and even high property taxes elsewhere? Or were they flocking to this corner of God’s most beautiful country for the quality of life? My parents did not move to a lakefront home until 15 years after moving to Wolfeboro. That was facilitated by my dad taking an early tax PENALTY distribution on a partial buyout of his pension assets to acquire the property where he built his lakefront home. He paid A LOT of taxes on that real estate deal and another +$100 K in CG taxes when he could no longer afford the taxes and was forced to sell. My “extremely rich parents” now in their mid to late eighties, three years ago, took out a reverse mortgage on their current Florida home to continue meeting their living expenses. Their next door neighbors were recently foreclosed on, further driving down what little equity they might have left in their home. These “extremely rich parents” did not have their life savings in the stock market. When the Wizard of the Fed began confiscating their supplemental CD income to bail out Wall Street bankers, they resorted to the REM. My brother who is the executor for their estate and I have recently been in discussions on how we are to share the burden if one parent passes and the other is forced into assisted living. My parents moved to Florida to escape not just the N.H. winters but the unfair tax situation Jack now seems to find himself in. I certainly agree with Jack that some provisions should be in place, as in many other states, to protect homeowners from real estate speculation and manipulation in assessed valuations after some one has lived in their home for 10 years. As for “BIG bucks in foreign war engineering”, those were job positions that it was my job and my obligation to serve in. I have been awarded two civilian “Expeditionary Awards” by the U.S. Department of Transportafrom preceding page vice and comforting words. Neighbors and friends I have made that encouraged me over the years, thanks to you also. All these people who have given me comfort and support, I will always be forever grateful and you will always be in my heart. Ann Terlizzi Laconia

tion, “For Your Contributions Supporting American and International Coalition Military Forces in Operations ‘Desert Shield’ and ‘Desert Storm’ in the Waters of Southwest Asia Operations ‘Enduring Freedom’ and ‘Iraqi Freedom’ OIF 2 2004.” While politically opposed to at least the last war an invasion of a sovereign nation, my personal feelings never in any way affected the way in which I performed those jobs in support of our valiant U.S. armed forces. I freely admit to serving my country in its time of greed at least in this last circumstance. I make no apologies for any decent earnings I may have had working in conditions that had some 1/2 my age being shipped home as the 18 hour work days x 7/week and persistent +100-degree temperatures were too much for some to endure. I apologize to my mother for calling her on Friday of Columbus Day weekend in 1989 to inform her I was heading into harms way in the first P-Gee war. I apologize to my daughter then a kindergartner at Gilford Elementary. When my wife went in for a parent conference she was informed our daughter had been disciplined on several occasions for the “lies” she was telling about her father being in the war. It seems I was luckier, then, not to have blabbed my personal business to a guy like Jack. I had no use for any notoriety or publicity I might gain in my community by broadcasting for all to know that my young wife and child were living alone with out a man in the house for the many months I served in the P-Gee. So big deal a college education! That, with out some prior fast food experience won’t even get you a job at KFC in this economy. Jack is the rule rather than the aberration in these times. We are all like two-year-olds failing to grasp that we have to make choices. We don’t want a penny of our current entitlements spending cut but desperately want the spending cuts that will balance states and federal budgets. We see nothing wrong with spending hundreds of billions on defending China’s 2ND and 3RD largest export markets from lunatic bugs with an army of 130-lb. soldiers, while making cuts to our social safety net at home. When one of those countries is asked for some trade concessions that might help preserve some American jobs they send our president packing, empty handed. For this we then increase that spending on defending such nations. There is always time to fix the structural deficits of entitlements (reduce benefits) down the road without ever even considering the concept of shared sacrifice with the current recipients. It would certainly be wonderful if Jack could some how keep all his property intact with out any liens or encumbrances to pass on to his son, in the same manner he has passed on his business enterprise. Maybe my two next door neighbors, with their small pre-school and elementary school age children, could put less aside for their retirements and children’s educations, make a couple interest only payments on their mortgages, take 20-30-percent cuts in their see next page

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LETTERS Thanks to the GOP reps who stuck to our campaign promise To the editor, On March 14, there was a hearing held on the Belknap County budget. The people of Belknap County showed up in force and asked the Belknap County Delegation to please reduce spending and oppose any increases in the county budget, as they cannot afford any more increase in taxes. After the hearing the voting on the budget began. Nine members of the delegation (of which I was one) offered a bottom line budget decrease of 7-percent. The reason we offered a bottom line budget was because, we were told at previous hearings by one commissioner, he did not care what cuts were made, he would use the money anywhere he wanted. After two tie votes, one of the nine voted with those other members to decrease the budget by less than 2-percent. To me was a slap in the face to the people of Belknap County. On Novem-

ber 2010 the voters made it clear they wanted their representatives to fight for smaller government and lower taxes. It appears at least in Belknap County that message fell on deft ears. What made it so disheartening to me is that the delegation is made up of all Republicans. It appears that at least 10 off those members rejected the voice of the people of Belknap County. We cannot exhibit a taxpayer be dammed, “we know better than the voters” attitude! I would like to express my thanks to those representatives who voted with me and made the hard decision to stick to our campaign promise we made to the people of Belknap County to cut taxes and reduce the budget, they are Rep. Worsman, Rep. Simpson, Rep. Tobin, Rep. Greemore, Rep. Kingsbury, Rep. Comtois, and Rep. Malone. State Rep. Harry Accornero Laconia


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Look over the warrant articles & see if you can afford them To the editor, After attending the Winnisquam Regional School District meeting on Saturday, March 19, I would like to thank the school board and the budget committee for working with the towns of Tilton, Sanbornton, and Northfield to help us with our school portion of the town budgets. I am confident that this cooperation will continue. The Sanbornton town meeting is coming up in May and I would like to advise the taxpayers that the “Y” project bond issue and highway bond issue will substantially affect your tax

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from preceding page eventual entitlement benefits and pay a bit more in property taxes to let the land barons like Jack get a fairer deal on taxes. Maybe if “they” paid more taxes on what “they” may eventually pass on to their estates... taxes after all are always more fair when someone else is paying some of what we are currently paying. Selectman Hayes recently wrote

a very compelling letter describing the difficulty and anguish of putting people out of their homes for taxes. God bless him and the other selectmen for taking this burden on their shoulders and doing as best they can for the truly needy of our community. In these times it is just so impossible a task to be fair and still be fair to all. Tim Sullivan Gilford

PILOT from page 2 miles (38 kilometers) east of Benghazi so remarkable. U.S. officials said the F-15E Strike Eagle jet was hitting Gadhafi’s air defenses Monday night when an apparent equipment glitch caused the plane to crash. Local resident Mahdi el-Amruni, 30, said he saw the jet fall from the sky at around midnight. “I saw the plane spinning round and round as it came down,” he said. “I thought it had been hit by pro-Gadhafi people.” He and other villagers rushed to where the jet’s remains burned in a field of winter wheat and thistles. “It was in flames,” he said. “They died away, then it burst in to flames again.” The two crewmen ejected before the jet crashed and drifted down to different locations, Africa Command spokesman Vince Crawley said. They were lightly hurt. One of them landed in a rocky field behind the home of Hamid el-Amruni.

The pilot, presumably not sure if the locals were hostile, hid in sheep’s pen, where about 15 villagers came looking for him after finding his parachute. “We started calling out to the pilot, but we only speak Arabic,” el-Amruni said. “A villager came who spoke English and he called out, ‘We are here! We are with the rebels!’ And then the man came out.” A while later, an officer from the rebel government in Benghazi came to pick him up. “He was very relaxed,” el-Amruni said of the pilot. “We greeted him and brought him a doctor as well as water and juice, which he took with him in the car.” The villagers kept his helmet and orange, white, green and beige parachute. The U.S. military dispatched six aircraft — two MV-22 Ospreys, two AV-8B Harrier jets to provide cover and two CH-53E helicopters carrying a 46-person “quick reaction force” — to retrieve the pilots, said a senior Marine Corps officer at the Pentagon.

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MEREDITH — At its first meeting since voters approved a nearly-flat budget at the annual school district meeting, the Inter-Lakes School Board heard last night that they may soon have to re-allocate those funds in reaction to cuts proposed at the state level. First, though, the board interviewed and appointed John Martin to fulfill the remaining year of a threeyear term representing Sandwich. The seat was vacated following the resignation of Dan Cunningham, who left the community to pursue an out-ofstate work opportunity. Superintendent Phil McCormack told the board that he had updates from the budget proceedings in Concord, “and none of it’s good,” he said. An issue of concern to him was an e-mail he received from Bob Champlin, his counterpart in Laconia, which informed him that there was talk in the legislature of dramatically reducing the amount the state reimburses high schools for tuition paid to regional vocational technical centers and related transportation costs. Currently, the state pays for 84-percent of the costs for districts to send students to a regional technical center. McCormack told the board there was speculation that the state could reduce that number by about half. This year, Inter-Lakes sends 42 students to the Huot Technical Center in Laconia and one student to the Winnisquam Agricultural Center. “The sad thing is, this is a viable program for a portion of our student body where they find success,” McCormack said. Some of the students who thrive at vocational centers struggle in the conventional high school classes. “It does open doors for our students,” he said. “A number of students have met with success (at vocational centers). It does lead to a career.” McCormack encouraged board members and community members to contact their representatives on the issue. “We won’t be able to meet the needs of those students,” he said, adding that with the

John Martin of Sandwich is shown here being sworn in by InterLakes School District Clerk Karla Cashman. Martin was appointed by the board to serve the remaining year of a three-year term representing Sandwich. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

already difficult budgetary year — Inter-Lakes is looking at an unanticipated $600,000 loss in stateprovided revenue, including the tuition reimbursement change — “capping” the number of students who can attend a vocational center might be imperative if tuition reimbursement is reduced. Responding to a question from Board Member Jack Carty, Assistant Superintendent Trish Temperino said it would be possible to use some of an unreserved fund balance to ameliorate the decreased state funding. However, she said, “given the nature of the amount of money that seems to be adding up... I don’t foresee us having that kind of money available.” At the beginning of the meeting, the board unanimously approved the appointment of Martin to the board representing Sandwich. He is the father of three children currently in the Inter-Lakes District and an information technologist who has worked in several local institutes of education, both as a technician and educator. He presently is employed as a technology educator at Laconia High School.

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Meredith selectmen ask ZBA to rehear granting of variance in Waukewan watershed By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — At the urging of shore front property owners on Lake Waukewan, the selectmen, by unanimous vote, this week asked the Zoning Board of Adjustment to reconsider its decision to grant a variance that would permit land in the watershed, which lies in a residential zoning district, to be put to industrial use. The property at 22 Foundry Avenue, owned by Foundry Avenue Realty Trust, originally consisted of two lots. The first, a one-acre parcel fronting on Foundry Avenue in the business and industry district, houses Lakeside Plumbing & Heating and is flanked on the west by Stewart’s Ambulance Service and on the east by Comstock Industries. The second, abutting the first to the north, is a four-acre wooded lot, crossed by a wetland on the east, which lies entirely in the residential district. In December, 2009 the two lots were merged. In February, Right Angle Engineering, PLLC applied to the ZBA for a variance to construct a building on the land in the residential district that would serve as a warehouse or house light manufacturing, building trades or equipment and truck repairs. The board, with one dissenting vote, granted the variance on March 10.

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Erin Darrow of Right Angle Engineering told the board that without the variance the land would likely become the site of residential units, which could only be reached from Foundry Avenue through the business and industry district. She reminded the board that the zoning ordinance encourages the segregation of commercial and industrial uses from residential development. Acknowledging the importance of safeguarding the Lake Waukewan watershed, Darrow assured the board that storm water run-off would be properly managed. At the same time, surveyor Carl Johnson said that while businesses operate only during daytime and weekdays, residential development would be more intense and require fewer measures to protect the watershed. In granting the variance, the majority appeared to find that because of its proximity to commercial enterprises and lack of appropriate access, the land is not suited to residential development, despite its zoning. Furthermore, the board suspected that residential development would pose a greater risk to the watershed than the proposed commercial project. Almost at once Duncan McNeish of Water Street, treasurer of the Waukewan Shore Owners Association, and Chuck Braxton of Winona Shores Road,

challenged the decision. They pressed the selectmen to request a rehearing and vowed to appeal to superior court if the variance is not rescinded. In a memorandum presented to the selectmen McNeish and Braxton argued that the ZBA failed to protect Lake Waukewan by allowing a commercial development that would be the closest of any to its shores. Randy Eifert of the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee told the Selectboard that the property is 600-feet upslope from Monkey Pond, which drains into the lake. The decision, McNeish and Braxton claimed, would permit a use that is inconsistent with both the residential and the Waukewan overlay districts. They noted that Dan Leonard, superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department, wrote to the ZBA warning that “an increase of industrial zoning in the watershed area not only increases the level of risk to the safety of the water supply but also establishes a hazardous precedent to the future preservation of our water source.” “To say I was surprised by the decision would be a serious understatement,” said Bruce Bond, chairman of the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee, who called the action of the ZBA “truly ludicrous” see next page

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A story in Tuesday’s edition reported that the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services would close its Laconia district office by early summer. Kris MacNeil, spokeswoman for DHHS, said yesterday that the agency has yet to determine when it would leave Streetcar Place in downtown Laconia and explained that it was seeking space near I-93 to house staff who would serve both the Laconia and Concord catchment areas. The Laconia district office, she said, would only close once suitable alternative space is found. from preceding page Selectmen asked a multitude of questions including how the town’s assets, including four aged cruisers and one relatively new SUV, would be absorbed, what would happen if the taxpayers changed their mind in the future, and, most importantly, whether the town’s people would get the same level of police services they currently enjoy. “I am concerned with coverage,” said Selectman Robert LaRoche in his opening statement, noting at times there is not enough police coverage now. All of the selectmen expressed concern with the employment status of the current police personnel and with the concept of community policing, saying the town enjoys a very close-knit relationship with its police officers and would like to keep that standard should they move forward. “If we could have the same officers it would be less forbidding,” said Selectmen Kathy Grillo. Wiggin said he would expect the four new deputies would continue to some degree in Barnstead, adding those hired would see “significant” raises. He also said a Barnstead sub-station would need a “decent” booking room, a space for private interviews and some administrative work space. He also said he would want to endure the personnel safety of his deputies. At least two selectmen, Chair David Kerr and LaRoche, said they would attend tonight’s Belknap County Commission meeting in Laocnia, where Wiggin will present his findings and they would have a chance to talk with commissioners. Although interested in pursuing more information, selectmen said there are a lot more questions that need answering before they could support the proposal — not the least of which was public opinion. The commissioner’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the county offices and is open to the public.

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LACONIA from page one “Let’s take things as they come, day by day, and know that it is going to be a roller-coaster ride,” Dassatti said. However, because the School District’s fiscal year ends on June 30, the School Board’s Budget and Personnel Committee has already begun to develop what Dassatti called in a follow-up interview a “game plan” to begin understanding what statelevel budget cuts will mean for local schools. The City Council had requested a zero-increase budget from the district, and Dassatti said such a budget has already been submitted to City Hall. However, signals from Concord suggest that the bulk of the budget work is yet to be done, as proposed cuts at the state level could result in further hardship for N.H. school districts. Governor John Lynch’s budget proposal, released earlier this year, calls for significant cuts in programs such as state retirement funding and catastrophic special education reimbursement. The local effect of those and other cuts add up to a loss of revenue equal to $1.4-million. If the governor’s plan is the first clue about what the state’s budget for the coming two years will look

like, the next will be the proposal from the House of Representatives. Dassatti hopes to see the House budget by the end of this month. When the state Senate’s budget is presented, then bodies such as the Laconia School Board will begin to triangulate between the three and try to anticipate the negotiated outcome. Until that picture comes into focus, Dassatti said, the School Board will have to prepare for the outcome of state budget battles. Although he doesn’t know exactly what the result of those negotiations will be, he’s expecting that it won’t leave the school district in a comfortable position. For specific budget figures and scenarios, Dassatti referred The Daily Sun to Ed Emond, the district’s business administrator. Emond did not return calls for comment on Monday or Tuesday. “If we’re at a million dollars or more, it gets to bone when you cut,” Dassatti said. One complication for the School District is that state law requires that teachers must be notified by a certain date – this year it’s May 13 – if it is not certain they will have a job for the 2011-12 school year. Because that deadline falls well before the district’s budget will be finalized, Dassatti said many notices will be sent

from preceding page and “100-percent contrary to the public interest.” Furthermore, McNeish and Braxton charged that the variance represents “zoning creep,” where lots in two zoning districts were put to uses beyond what was intended. John Edgar, director of Community Development, advised the ZBA of the issue in a memorandum. He recalled that in 2009 the Planning Board presented a proposal to “curtail the practice of extending zoning district boundaries (and associated uses) thru the annexation of adjoining parcels,” which was approved by the voters. That ordinance provides that where a lot is divided by a zoning district boundary, one of two alternatives would apply. First, each portion of the lot is subject to the respective zoning regulations. Or, if the owner chooses, the portion of the lot in the district with the least area could be developed for single or two family dwelling. Finally, the ordinance prescribes “in case of uncertainty, the ZBA shall determine the exact location of the zoning district boundary.” McNeish and Braxton insist that because there is no uncertainty about the whereabouts of the zoning district boundary, the ZBA erred in applying the

ordinance and granting the variance, which effectively extended the boundary of the business and industrial district. Faced with the request, Selectman Peter Brothers said that “this is a very difficult position to be placed in and I’m having some real challenges with trying to take an accurate position.” He suggested that the Selectboard board defer its decision and in the meantime tour the site and study the record. Town Manager Phil Warren reminded him that any request for a rehearing must be made within 30 days of the decision of by April 10, prompting newly elected selectman Herb Vadney to remark “you either make a decision or have it made for you.” Warren explained that in order to proceed the Selectboard would need to hire any attorney to prepare a formal motion for a rehearing, specifying the grounds for claiming the ZBA’s decision should be rescinded. He said that the ZBA would also need to retain legal counsel. The ZBA, in turn, may grant or deny the request or suspend its order. Brothers conceded “we have to vote on conscience if not intelligence at this point,” suggesting that the selectmen ask the ZBA to reconsider.

out with the caution that the district may not need to act on them. “We’re anticipating we’re going to have to give out pink slips without knowing the final budget, which we hate doing.” Dassatti also reiterated a point he made during the board meeting. Expecting that budget seasons will continue to be difficult for years to come, he urged his colleagues to consider that reductions they make will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. “These cuts that we’re making, we may not see back for 10, 20 years. We need to be sure that what we cut we can live with for a long period of time.” Going forward, Dassatti recommended that interested community members “keep abreast of what the state is looking at for budgets. It’s a tough economic time, we’re at the mercy of where the state is... There is a reason for concern, we just don’t know for how much.” CHARGES from page one New Hampshire without permission from his parole or probation officer and not to have unsupervised contacts with any minors. According to documents filed by Parole Officer Seifu Ragassa, on March 15, Blackstone allegedly admitted to Daniel Blackstone leaving the state multiple (State of NH photo) times between September 2010 and January to visit his girlfriend in Maine. He also allegedly admitted to unsupervised physical contact with two girls, allegedly telling Ragassa he fondled and touch them inappropriately. Blackstone is being held at the Belknap County House of Corrections and is scheduled for a bail hearing in Belknap Superior Court on May 14. Should he post bail, Judge James O’Neill Jr. ordered he live with his mother on Chemung Road, sign a waiver of extradition, and be subject to 24-hour confirmation of his whereabouts. He may seek bail modification if he is accepted into a residential treatment program. NH from page 2 Hampshire’s Carsey Institute. “It means there will be a redistribution in the New Hampshire House and Senate, which will favor the suburban areas at the expense of the urban centers,” he said. “That’s a political dynamic that is playing out all over the country.” As is the case elsewhere, those moving to the suburbs in New Hampshire tend to be white, which widens the racial and ethnic disparities between urban and suburban areas, Johnson said. More unique to New Hampshire is the state’s heavy reliance on property taxes, he said. “If the houses in the suburban areas are more expensive, some areas are going to have reasonable tax bases while others are going to be hurt,” he said. In both Manchester and Nashua, there were more births than deaths in the last decade, but more people moved out than moved in. The population grew in the suburbs through migration see next page

City man charged with choking assault “would slice her (explicaLACONIA - A city man tive) throat” if she didn’t was ordered held on $2,000 leave the house within 45 cash or surety bond by minutes. Laconia District Court yesPolice said she told them terday after police alleged he was also brandishing a he grabbed a woman by knife, however the victim the throat and threatened was unable to identify the her with a knife during a alleged weapon. domestic argument Tuesday The responding officer morning. said the victim had “sevPolice said they went to eral fresh red marks and 54C Bay St. around 3 a.m. scratches” on her neck that and found Warren Bears, Warren Bears were photographed for evi40, standing outside of his (Laconia Police photo) dence. apartment building. Bears Bears was charged with one count allegedly told police he wanted his girlof second degree assault — possible friend to leave the residence because because of a new law that makes her name was not on the lease. attempted choking a felony — and one When police spoke to the victim, count of criminal threatening with a she said her and Bears were arguing deadly weapon. He was held on $5,000 about a sexual matter when the argucash bail until his court appearance ment escalated and he allegedly began yesterday afternoon. breaking some of his own things. Judge Jim Carroll found probable She told police he left the apartcause for the second degree assault ment once but returned and once but did not find probable cause for the again began destroying things. the charge of criminal threatening. The victim said when he returned Bears is next scheduled to appear in the second time, he alleged grabbed Laconia District Court on March 28. her by the throat and told her he LIBYA from page 2 attacks on his forces. “O great Libyan people, you have to live now, this time of glory, this is a time of glory that we are living,” he said. State TV said Gadhafi was speaking from his Bab Al-Aziziya residential compound, the same one hit by a cruise missile Sunday night. Reporters were not allowed to enter the compound as he spoke. Heavy anti-aircraft fire and loud explosions sounded in Tripoli after nightfall, possibly a new attack in the international air campaign that so far has focused on military targets. One of Gadhafi’s sons may have been killed, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC News on Tuesday. She cited unconfirmed reports and did not say which son she meant. She said the “evidence is not sufficient” to confirm this. Clinton also told ABC that people close to Gadhafi are making contact with people abroad to explore options for the future, but she did not say that one of the options might be exile. She said they were asking, “What do we do? How do we get out of this? What happens next?” Despite the allies’ efforts to keep Gadhafi from overwhelming rebel forces trying to end his four-decade rule, conditions have deteriorated sharply the last major city the rebels

hold in western Libya. Residents of Misrata, 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Tripoli, say shelling and sniper attacks are unrelenting. A doctor said tanks opened fire on a peaceful protest Monday. “The number of dead are too many for our hospital to handle,” said the doctor, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals if the city falls to Gadhafi’s troops. As for food, he said, “We share what we find and if we don’t find anything, which happens, we don’t know what to do.” Neither the rebels nor Gadhafi’s forces are strong enough to hold Misrata or Ajdabiya, a key city in the east that is also a daily battleground. But the airstrikes and missiles that are the weapons of choice for international forces may be of limited use. “When there’s fighting in urban areas and combatants are mixing and mingling with civilians, the options are vastly reduced,” said Fred Abrahams, a special adviser at Human Rights Watch. “I can imagine the pressures and desires to protect civilians in Misrata and Ajdabiya are bumping up against the concerns about causing harms to the civilians you seek to protect.” It is all but impossible to verify accounts within the two cities, which have limited communications and are now blocked to rights monitors such as the International Committee for the Red Cross.

from preceding page and births. The state’s population grew by 6.5 percent, to 1.3 million, with the biggest growth coming in Strafford, Carroll and Grafton counties. The least populous county, Coos County in northern New Hampshire, was the only one to lose population, dropping two-tenths of a percent. The new figures also show that New Hampshire, historically one of the whitest states, is becoming a bit more diverse, shifting from 96 percent white to just less than 94 percent. The percent of the population identify-

ing themselves as Hispanic or Latino increased by nearly 80 percent, to 2.8 percent. While New Hampshire’s non-Hispanic, white population grew, adults accounted for nearly all that growth, Johnson said. The number of nonHispanic white children declined by almost 13 percent. Less than 8 percent of adults are minorities, compared to 12 percent of children. “Because the number of minority children is increasing, it’s among children that New Hampshire is most diverse,” he said. “That means schools and hospitals and pediatricians are

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Re-vote on Tilton police station will be April 21 Lawrence Taylor gets probation; teen victim says he should be in jail By Michael Kitch

municipal water service to the property at 61 Business Park Drive. The cost of running the water from Route 132 is estimated at $650,000, but Casey Nickerson, owner of the business park, has entered an agreement with the town to split the cost evenly. If the warrant article for the police station and the water line fails again, voters will be asked to consider a separate article to appropriate $650,000 to extend the water line on the understanding that Nickerson will contribute $325,000. Water service would, it is argued, increase the value and improve the marketability of the lots, including 61 Business Park Drive and another lot owned by the town, which in turn would add to the municipal tax base and foster economic development. The town has spent 15 years and $153,101 studying the space needs of the police department. In addition, the town has paid $165,000 to settle lawsuits arising from the conditions of the existing station, which among other things fails to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


TILTON — The special town meeting to reconsider a warrant article to raise $2.7-million to convert a warehouse building 61 Business Park Drive into a new police station will be held in the Cafetorium of Winnisquam Regional High School on Thursday, April 21, beginning at 6 p.m. At town meeting a majority voted in favor of the project, but the 108 votes fell two shy of the twothirds majority required to approve the sale of general oblgation bonds to fund it. However, Lynne Fox of the Budget Committee, who voted with the minority against the project, offered a motion to reconsider that carried easily. “The vote was so close,”she said. “It’s not in anyone’s interest to prevent things from coming up for discussion again.” Two warrant articles will be presented at the special town meeting. The first calls for raising and appropriating $2.7-million for designing, constructing, furnishing and equipping the station as well as extending

Proposed state cuts could wipe out 1/3 of Genesis’s budget By Michael Kitch

requiring community mental health agencies to discharge patients who show no untoward behaviors after four weeks and limiting the provision of emergency services to the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. She said that within the agency’s catchment area there are at least 1,000 individuals, both children and adults, with severe and persistent mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Association projects that as a result of the budget cuts proposed by the House Finance Committee almost 8,000 low-income, disabled and uninsured children and adults currently receiving care for serious mental illnesses or emotional disorders would no longer be served.


LACONIA — As the N.H. House Finance Committee puts the finishing touches to its 2012-13 biennial state budget, Maggie Pritchard, executive director of Genesis Behavorial Health, said that she anticipates the agency could lose $2-million in revenues, or about a third of its annual operating budget. “It’s too big to think my way through right now,” Pritchard said, explaining that the feared reduction in reimbursement rates represented a third of the agency’s staff, or about 40 employees. or alternatively its Plymouth facility, which employs 35 people and treats more than 900 clients. Apart from trimming reimbursement rates, Pritchard said that lawmakers are considering

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GOP budget builder says N.H. hospitals will be most affected by $207M in cuts CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire hospitals and families will bear the brunt of cuts to the state budget proposed by a House budget committee, a former chairman of the panel said Tuesday. State Rep. Neal Kurk, a Weare Republican, told the House Finance Committee that his subcommittee’s recommendations total $207 million in cuts to services and programs funded from state taxes in the Department and Health and Human Services’ budget. The cuts will mean the loss of another $165 million in federal funds for the programs. The committee accepted the recommendations, but is continuing to work on the House’s version of a budget for the two years beginning July 1. The committee plans to finish work Thursday and bring the budget to the House for a vote next week. The Senate is working on its version of the budget. Once the Senate passes its version, the two chambers must negotiate a compromise. Gov. John Lynch proposed a $10.7 billion budget, which is about 7 percent less than the current budget. But House budget writers are looking at making perhaps $450 million more in cuts supported

by state taxes. They argue Lynch’s revenue estimates are too rosy. Lynch has been critical of some of the proposed House cuts, insisting his budget is balanced and deeper cuts aren’t needed. Kurk said his subcommittee’s biggest proposed cut is $115 million from payments made to hospitals for caring for the poor. He said seven of the state’s 26 hospitals would not be affected by the cut because they are considered critical access hospitals to serving the public and are mostly in rural areas. He said the other hospitals probably would try to shift the costs onto private insurance through higher charges. “This affects business. It affects individuals. It affects the entire state,” he said. Kurk said families will bear the burden of other cuts to services ranging from support for families with disabled children to mental health services to adults and children. For example, the subcommittee is recommending scaling back eligibility for mental health services, reducing money for child care, eliminating adoption subsidies for new adoptions and repealing funding for services to troubled youth.

Worsman now chairing Meredith selectboard MEREDITH — When the newly installed Board of Selectmen convened this week Colette Worsman, who served as vice-chairman last year, was chosen to chair the panel on the first ballot by a vote of four-toone. Nate Torr, who nominated Peter Brothers, who chaired the board in 2009, was the lone dissenting vote. As vice-chairman Worsman presided for much of the year after chairman Chuck Palm was taken ill. Last

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N.H. House committee approved eminent domain bill aimed at slowing Northern Pass CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire House Committee has recommended passing a bill that would slow down a project to carry hydroelectric power from Canada to southern New England. The House Science Technology and Energy Committee voted Tuesday in favor of the bill, which would prevent public utilities from taking private land to build a plant or transmission facility. The bill was amended to allow conBONDS from page 2 “I know it doesn’t make a great story. Barry Bonds went to the grand jury and told the truth and did his best,” Ruby said. “That’s not a madefor-TV story.” On a day when federal agent Jeff Novitzky became the first witness to testify, saying Bonds’ grand jury account differed with other facts in the case, the contrast in stories and legal teams could not have been greater. While Ruby, a high-priced, highprofile defense lawyer, spoke in a booming baritone and painted Bonds as a victim over the course of an hour,

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Church where she was a communicant. Her love of music led her to sing in the church choir for most of her adult life and participate in musical shows sponsored by the parish. Mrs. Haynes also loved nature and gardening. For many years, she worked with her husband and son Mark growing and selling strawberries from Berry Patch Farm. She was famous for jams, jellies and relishes all made with crops from her gardens. As a true animal lover, Mrs. Haynes was more than willing to rescue pets and give them a loving home. She will be greatly missed by her companion, Abigail her beloved golden retriever. More than anything, Mrs. Haynes loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was always present at concerts, dance recitals, sporting events, ceremonies or any other activities in which her grandchildren were involved. Mrs. Haynes is survived by her children, Mark S. Haynes, Mary-Ellen Azem and her husband Sali, Gregory Haynes and his wife Vickie all of Laconia and George E. Haynes, Jr. and his wife Ida of Hinsdale; her grandchildren Zachary Azem, Emily Haynes, Matthew Haynes, Lisa Lowell, Paula Dockham, and Travis Haynes all of Laconia, Katherine Leonard of Salem, Jeffrey Haynes of Pembroke, Amanda Pattern of Tilton, Carly Nunez of Haverhill, MA and Cassandra O’Reilly of Tilton, 11 greatgrandchildren and two very special friends, Darlene Fitts of Sanbornton and Donna Jean Hobdy of Houston, Texas. Survivors also include a sister and brother of Laconia as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Haynes was predeceased by two brothers, Albert Poire of Laconia and Arthur Poire of Elbridge, NY. Calling hours will be held from 6-8 PM on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street in Laconia, NH on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to Mountain Ridge Genesis Eldercare Resident Council Fund, 7 Baldwin Street, Franklin, NH 03253. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to


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Captain Jerry M. Tanner, 39 O’FALLON, Illinois — Captain Jerry M. Tanner, USAF, 39, of O’Fallon, IL, born May 8, 1971 in Peterborough, NH, died Monday, March 14, 2011 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Jerry had a Masters of Business Administration and was a member of Mensa. Jerry was preceded in death by his father Jack Raymond Tanner. He is survived by 2 daughters; Jordan and Vanessa Tanner of O’Fallon, IL, mother Josephine, nee Blair, Tanner of Bristol, New Hampshire, 6 brothers and sisters; Mary Sheffield of Madison, WI, Linda (Rene) Huard of Danbury, NH, Mickey (Georgette) Tanner of Goodyear, Arizona, Andy (Marge) Tanner of Webster, NH, Roddy (Melissa)

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He is predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Ted and Phil. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Michelle, son Derek and stepson Phillip, sisters Peg of Brunswick, GA and Norrine of Concord, NH, and brothers David of Laconia NH, and Steve of Las Vegas, NV and several loving nieces and nephews. Bruce will be honored with a military service at 11:30 AM on March 25th at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. St. Rd. 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449 as well as a gathering to celebrate his life to be be held at 6 pm the same day at the Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 S.E. 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

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Advice To The Players presents ‘Othello’ March 24-27

Dominique Worsley and Shaylan Glejzer rehearse for Advice To The Players production of “Othello.” Performances are Thursday — Sunday, March 24 — 27 at Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium in Meredith and Your Theatre at M&D Productions in North Conway. (Courtesy photo)

NORTH SANDWICH — Advice To The Players Shakespeare company will present the Bard’s “Othello” at both Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith and Your Theatre at M&D Productions in North Conway Thursday — Sunday, March 24 — 27. Thirteen years ago, the then-brand new theatre company, created by Caroline Nesbitt, opened “Othello” at the Sandwich Town Hall and Kennett High School. This new production returns with a mix of familiar faces and new company members. Leading the cast are Dominique Worsley as Othello and Shaylan Glejzer as Desdemona, with Mark Woollett playing Iago and Caroline Nesbitt as Emelia. “Advice To The Players is excited to have Dominique and Shaylan with us for this production,” said Managing Director Rebecca Boyden. “Although new to us, they are not new to New Hampshire and they are welcome additions to our company.” In addition to being a professional actor in Chicago, Manchester native Worsley is the “fastest” person to come out of New Hampshire, holding all of the Granite State’s sprint records. Now working in New York, Gilford native Glejzer has been seen locally at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Other local and returning performers include Robert Bates, Andrew Codispoti, Alex Butcher-Nesbitt, Galen Muskat, Will Johnston, Emma Bickford, Brianne Robitaille, Rowan Heard, Spencer Ham, Kaylin Roby & Lilly Jacobson. The production is directed by Stephen James Anderson, and dtage managed by Jessie Earl and Eliza Berg. Mark Delancey is set and lighting designer, De Robitaille is costumer, and Adam Bates is sound designer. “Othello” is presented through the generosity of Spider Web Gardens, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - North Country Region, and Laconia Savings Bank. For ticket information, call 986-6253

MEREDITH — The 17th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza, a 12-hour live music fundraiser for The Gnerre Music Scholarship Fund, will be presented at Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante beginning at noon on Sunday, March 27. Chris Pedersen will kick off the show, which will include 12 consecutive hours of live musical entertainment performed by more than 36 musicians. Acts will include solo artists, duos, trios, and full bands. in musical genres ranging from folk music, rock and roll, blues, Americana, bluegrass, original compositions, and alternative. Among the line-up will be Chris Kelly, Michael Brien, Jeff Lines, Paul Hubert, John Theriault, Don Bergeron & Friends, Dave Wunsch, Peter Brunette, Paul Connor, Lou Porrazzo, Peter Lawlor, Audrey Drake, The Sweetbloods, Pocket Change, Mary Fagan, Joel Cage, The Three Paul’s “Unplugged”, No Limitz, Rick and The Round-Ups, Michael Bourgeois, Eric Gagne, Rick Page, Billy Gnerre, Mike Loughlin, and Glorious Noise. The annual musical Extravaganza is held each year at Giuseppe’s in memory of its founder, Joe “Giuseppe”

Gnerre, and will raise money to benefit for The Gnerre Music Scholarship Fund. This year’s show is being dedicated to Giovannie Varano, a pianist and “entertainer extraordinaire” who graced Giuseppe’s with his talent and personality for 19 years. A Taylor Guitar Model 314 CE will be raffled to help raise money for the Gnerre Music Scholarship Fund. Tickets to try and win this guitar, list priced at $2,320 are $20 each. The guitar will be raffled as soon as all 100 tickets are sold, and one does not need to be present to win. Tickets are on sale now at the front desk at Giuseppe’s. The Gnerre Music Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student who will be continuing their education in the field of music or musical arts at the college level for the upcoming 2011-2012 Academic Year. The scholarship is open to deserving recipients from Inter-Lakes, Moultonborough Academy, Laconia, Gilford, Newfound, and Plymouth. Applications are at the high schools. There is no cover charge for this event. Donations are welcome and appreciated. For limited reservations or more information, call Giuseppe’s at 279-3313.

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Sarah Dan Jones leads program of song and movement in worship at UUSL March 27 LACONIA — Sarah Dan Jones will lead a multigenerational service of song and movement in worship at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia (UUSL) beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. Jones will guide attendees into taking a look at the elements common in Unitarian Universalist worship and how music exemplifies commitment to community and UU principles. Born and bred in Southern music and culture, Jones has been active as a Unitarian Universalist musician for the past 13 years. Her music has touched the lives of folks from congregations of 30 to General Assembly gatherings of 3,000. A true “generalist,” Jones employs and teaches piano, guitar, flute, djembe, and voice while empowering people of all ages to find their voice and share their love of music. Now relocated in Concord, Jones teaches at a local studio and is active in the UUA community of the Northern New England District. She also is President of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians

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PLYMOUTH — Student jazz musicians from 11 New Hampshire schools will participate in the All New England Jazz Festival at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday,, March 29. The high school students will be joined by the PSU jazz faculty and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Tom Robinson. Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes will be the guest conductor for the festival. Holmes is director of Jazz and African-American Music studies at UMass Amherst. He has received numerous jazz composition grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Holmes has written music for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Big Apple Circus, and individual performers including Doc Severinsen, Paul Winter, and Rufus Reid. He directs the award-winning UMass Jazz Ensem-

ble I, and the UMass Studio Orchestra/Rockestra, which has won seven Downbeat Magazine awards for Best Collegiate Studio Orchestra and three awards as Best Blues/Pop/Rock Ensemble. He is a member of the New York-based Solid Brass ensemble and is active in writing, recording and free-lance performance endeavors. Granite State high schools participating in the daylong program, which will include workshops and concert rehearsals, are Salem, Dover, Newfound Regional, Nute, Souhegan, Dover, Laconia, HollisBrookline, and Manchester West. Tickets for the public concert are $9 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office at 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. For information about the All New England Jazz Festival, e-mail Professor Rik Pfenninger,

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2011. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” On this date: In 1743, George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” had its London premiere. In 1792, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise” symphony) was performed publicly for the first time, in London. In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east. In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy. In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers. In 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic. In 1965, America’s first two-person space flight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly 5-hour flight. In 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court, in H.L. v. Matheson, ruled that states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teenage girls seek abortions. In 1994, Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal. In 1996, Taiwan held its first direct presidential elections; incumbent Lee Teng-hui (lee dung-hway) was the victor. One year ago: Claiming a historic triumph, President Barack Obama signed a $938 billion health care overhaul, declaring “a new season in America.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met twice with President Obama in an attempt to defuse a spat over Israeli construction in east Jerusalem. The National Football League changed its overtime rules for playoff games. Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Marty Allen is 89. Sir Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 82. Movie director Mark Rydell is 77. Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 74. Singerproducer Ric Ocasek is 62. Singer Chaka Khan is 58. Actress Amanda Plummer is 54. Actress Catherine Keener is 52. Actress Hope Davis is 47. Comedian John Pinette is 47. Actor Richard Grieco is 46. Country musician Kevin Griffin (Yankee Grey) is 46. Actress Marin Hinkle is 45. Rock singermusician Damon Albarn (Blur) is 43. Actresssinger Melissa Errico is 41. Rock musician John Humphrey (The Nixons) is 41. Actress Michelle Monaghan is 35. Actress Keri Russell is 35. Gossip columnist-blogger Perez Hilton is 33. Actress Nicholle Tom is 33.




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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS “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. Tryouts for Lkes Region Cal Ripkin Baseball in Meredith at the Community Center. Farm League from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Minor League from 6 to 7:30. Major League from 7:30 to 9. Last night for 2011 registration. Community Outreach Director (Sean Thomas) for Congressman Frank Guinta will be holding public office hours in the City Council Chamber at Laconia City Hall. Beginning at noon. Constituents are welcome to share any problems they might be having with a part of the federal government or would just like to share their concers about an issue being addressed in Congress. 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 Meeting of Lakes Region Comprehensive Economic Strategy Commmittee. 4 p.m. at New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Laconia. Public welcome 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. 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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March 27th – April 17th – May 22nd 9am to 2pm The Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation is set up to help families of the Lakes Region to get necessary sports equipment for the youth to participate in local leagues. No Child should be left out and not be able to participate for any reason. With this Foundation needed families simply put in request and receive necessary equipment to participate.

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Weirs church hosting spaghetti supper WEIRS BEACH — The United Methodist Church will host a Spaghetti Supper fundraiser to benefit Make a Wish and Habitat for Humanity from 5 — 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Entertainment will be provided during the meal. Suggested donations CALENDAR from preceding page

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 American Red Cross Blood Drive at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the LRCC Student Senate. Public cordially invited. Each donor will receive a Red Cross/Red Sox T-shirt. Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event at Genesis Healthcare Laconia Center. 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments. Door prizes. Auction at Mame’s Restaurant in Meredtih to benefit the Inter-Lakes High School Chem-Free After Prom. Preview at 5:30 p.m. and live auction at 6. For upto-date list of auction items vist www.sites. Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Granite State Glass. For more information call 536-1001. Better Together montly meeting. 4 to 6 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. Join an action group and hear what you neighbors are doing to help make the Lakes Region extraordinary. Better Together is a grassroots effort to rekindle a spirit of neighborhood and community. Inter-Lakes Fifty Plus Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Meredith. Anyone 50 year of age and older

are $7 for adults, $3 for children, and $17 for families. The meal will consist of spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs, salad, bread, and dessert. This year’s proceeds will be split between the Make a Wish Foundation in memory of Eddie Barbato and Habitat for Humanity.

is welcome. For more information call 2539916. Adult volleyball at the Meredith Community Center. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $1 per person, pay at the front desk. 18+ Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. 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. Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. For youngsters 18 to 36 months. Sing songs, share stories and move to music. Sign-up in the Childrens’ Room. Teen Crafternoon at the Gilford Public Library. 3 to 4 p.m. For students in grades 5-8. Hand out with friends, have a snack and make a beaded leather bracelet. Signup please. Foreign Movie Night at the Gilford Public Library. 7 p.m. Free. “Eat Drink Man Woman”, a Chinese movie about fathers, daughters and the joys of good food.

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Dear Annie: I am 47 years old and am living with so many regrets. I married my husband because I did not think anyone else would ask me. I have never been in love with him. Fast-forward 25 years. Our children are off on their own. I have been in counseling, and my therapist suggested I bring my husband in with me. He has refused, saying there is nothing wrong with our relationship. We are intimate several times a week, and I do everything around the house. That is all he requires of a relationship. But honestly, if he did come to counseling, how could I tell him that I am not attracted to him, that I never am aroused by him, that I love him like a brother? I am ready to ask for a divorce so I can try to find a passionate man to fall in love with. I want to feel needed and desirable. Is this a lost cause at this late stage of my life? Is it better to strike out searching for love that I may never find? Or do I stay in this safe, amicable, boring marriage? -- Jennifer Dear Jennifer: It is possible to find someone more exciting, but that tends to be temporary. It’s also possible to find passionate love, and that might free up your husband to find someone who truly loves him, as well. Or you could discover that this marriage is more worthwhile than you believe and be sorry you left. If you are looking for a man to fulfill your fantasies, the odds are against you. You need to ask yourself that Ann Landers question: “Are you better off with or without him?” And only you can supply the answer. Dear Annie: My husband and I discussed giving his five grown children annual cash gifts now instead of having them wait for an inheritance. The problem is, one of my stepsons, “Clark,” is 33 and has no interest in becoming employed. My husband has offered many times to pay for additional education, but he doesn’t want it. Clark lives with his mother and

stepfather. He is a kind and thoughtful man who does not drink or use drugs. But his life seems to revolve around the Internet and TV. The cash gift we are considering is not that much, but it would enable Clark to continue living comfortably under his current circumstances. I worry it means he will never learn to provide for himself. I am concerned for his financial future. I looked into setting up an IRA for him, but he has to have earned some income to qualify. My husband wants to treat all his children equally. How would you handle this situation? -- Worried Stepmom Dear Stepmom: Treating all the children equally means just that -- if your husband chooses to give annual cash gifts to one, he must do it for all. And unless Clark’s mother kicks him out, the extra income is unlikely to make a big difference. You can advise Clark to save the money for his upcoming “rainy days,” but he is a grown man, and his financial future is not your responsibility. Dear Annie: I enjoy your column over my morning coffee, but this is the first time I have felt compelled to write. I loved the letter from “Smelling Better,” who started taking zinc supplements for body odor and was helped tremendously. I, too, had the same great results for another condition. After my divorce, I developed a horrendous case of scalp psoriasis. Visit after costly visit to the dermatologist only resulted in using the same cream over and over, and the psoriasis kept getting worse. I then heard about a zinc shampoo and conditioner and ordered it out of desperation. After three shampoos, the psoriasis was gone. Thanks for letting us help each other. -- Itch Free

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




Free Ferret 5-year old pet. Comes with large cage, play yard, travel cage. 455-5266 German Shepherd Collie mix. Female, 4 months old, up to date on shots $500. 528-9448

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

German Shepherd-5 month old Female with papers, Current on shots. $600. 207-256-0961

BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

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

CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.


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

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.

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


1999 F-150 4-WD- Extra CabGood Condition, $1,799. Center Harbor. 677-6586

BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311.

2000 KIA Sephia LS-4 cylinder, 97k, runs, drives, looks good. Many new parts. $1600/BO. 455-9205

DOCKS for Rent: 2011 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222.

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

PRIVATE Dock Space for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, $2,500/ season. 603-661-2883.

Business Opportunities

For Rent 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.

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

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.

GILFORD 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large deck. Utilities not included. No smoking, no pets. $1400/ month + 1 month security (603)455-6093. 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 - 2 bedroom, includes heat/hot water. $850/month, no pets, no smoking. 1-month security. 455-6093

For Rent

For Rent

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.

LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294.

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: Sunny, 1-Bedroom, hardwood floors, 3rd floor, washer/dryer hookup, heat, $600. Security & references. (603)293-7038. 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

Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471

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

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

MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

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. 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 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. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428.

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.

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 SANBORNTON-1 Bedroom 2nd floor, walk to Lake; all utilites included. No smoking/pets. $650/Month. 455-0910 SUNNY large Victorian, 2 bedroom, kitchen, livingroom, diningroom and den, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, beautiful, $850/ month including heat, 494-4346.

Call Now To Apply

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

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

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

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at

40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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For Rent

For Sale


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

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

SEELY Posturpedic matching queen mattress and box spring. Good Condition. 279-9062.

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.

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

For Rent-Commercial 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 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

BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 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 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 NORDIC Track EXPL000 Treadmill with two 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

Furniture AMAZING!

2002 MXZ 600, 1900 miles, good shape, $1500. Honda EM5000 generator, 20 hours, $1800. 848-0014.

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

AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”.

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

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.

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

Help Wanted Cooks & Kitchen Prep. Seasonal Positions, Experienced. Laconia, NH. 603-756-4578 Ext 99


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: 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.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Produce Manager

EXPERIENCED Paving Back-End Screed Operator/ Lute Person/ Roller Operator/ Tri-Axle Driver

for busy Laconia Grocery store. A.G. Supermarkets, Inc. is looking for an experienced self motivated, knowledgeable and friendly team leader who will make our Produce department of the highest quality in the Lakes Region. This applicant will exemplify outstanding customer service, select, obtain and merchandise produce and to supervise department staff to meet objectives for sales, margin and labor costs. Flexible schedule to include early mornings, late nights and weekends. Qualified applications should submit resume to

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

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

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

Now Hiring


All Positions

Motorcycles 2000 XL1200C Sportster. Under 18,000 miles. Runs Great $4,800. B/O. Call 677-6721

Roommate Wanted DANBURY: 1 Bedroom, new $400/ month includes all utilities, no security deposit, references required, no pets/smoking. 290-9200.

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

Male/Female, clean/sober. References Required, utilities included. $125/Week or $500/Month. Contact 707-9794



EXOTIC Dancers wanted, we offer a great earning potential, experienced or inexperienced (603)236-9488 Heavenly Bodies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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.

Apply in person:

CJ Avery’s

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.

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

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


Secretary II

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

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.


(Anticipated Job Opening)

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 . Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 22, 2011. State applications may be obtained by visiting the website at Please reference position #43264. Employees shall be required to pay an agency/union fee. An Equal Opportunity Employer

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

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Meredith chamber event postponed MEREDITH — The Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event originally scheduled for Monday, March 21 has been postponed until Monday, March 28. The Chamber and the Annie Forts “UP” Syndrome Fund invite members of the business community to network with business leaders at the Corner House Inn in Sandwich from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Those attending will have the opportunity to become familiar with the UP Fund, a Lakes Region charitable organization dedicated to providing enrichment and scholarship opportunities for Down Syndrome children and their families. All are welcome to attend and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Chamber office at 279-6121.

WMUR’s Kevin Skarupa speaks to Elder Friendship Club about historic weather

WMUR-TV weatherman Kevin Skarupa speaks with Angel LaRosa and Carole Myrick, members of the Laconia Elders Friendship Club after a recent meeting. Skarupa spoke at the meeting on the subject of “Storms that Changed New Hampshire,” including the Hurricane of 1938, which evoked vivid memories for many club members. The Laconia-specific weather event detailed in his talk was the Lakeport fire of 1903 — made horrific by a rain starved spring and 25-mph winds. The fire started in the H.H. Wood Hosiery Mill. With flames 4-miles high, the fire lasted 5 or 6 hours, burning over 100 homes in the Lakeport area. Skarupa’s talk was very well received and he was thanked by the group with the gift of a NH tie which he wore on television the next day. (Courtesy photo)




HOUSECLEANING Experienced, dependable and insured, weekly bi-weekly or monthly. Will run errands. Call Pauline 707-0726.

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

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

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Ancient art of Feng Shui topic of Opechee Garden Club meeting

LACONIA — The ancient art of Feng Shui will be the topic of a presentation at the Opechee Garden Club meeting at Gilford Community Church at noon on Monday, April 4. Feng Shui (pronounced “fung SHWAY”) is the the practice of placement — arranging one’s environment to enhance life and well-being. While many have become aware of this term in decorating the interior of homes, it is also intuitively used with exteriors and main entrances — to understand the framework of dwellings, what’s in them and around them, and how they impact the occupants. Peg Donahue of the The Opechee Garden Club will welcome Feng Shui instructor Center for Feng Shui Peg Donahue, who will explain the techniques of this ancient art and Intuitive Arts in of placement, at Gilford Community Church at noon on Monday, Windham will explain April 4. (Courtesy photo) the techniques of this ancient practice. All are welcome. Helen Murphy, Lynn DeVivo, Gail Refreshments will be served by Chairs Dyer, and Susan Primeau. Sandy Gove and Marnie Schultz with For more information, call 293hostesses Ann Woglom, Nancy Fuchs, 6273, e-mail opecheegardenclub@ Jessie Lacombe, Marilyn Lynch, Helen, or visit www.opecheeJoyal, Evelyn Millar, Betty Hovey,

Gilford seniors to have breakfast & movie

GILFORD — The Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Senior Moment-um breakfast and movie program at the Community Church at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 28. Coffee will be provided free of charge at the screening of the film


classic, “My Fair Lady.” A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and orange juice will be available for $2 per person. Anyone interested in breakfast must R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 25. Call Parks and Recreation at 5274722.


HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

Services TAX PREPARATION Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail

Wanted To Buy Cheap or Free! Cabinets in good condition for small kitchen, laminate flooring (enough for 224 sq. Ft.), tub/shower unit, 4-5 double-hung windows (all same size) 393-5627


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

SAT. 3/26, 1:30-4 pm and Sun., 3/27 8-3 pm. 29 Hook Rd. Gilford. Furniture, tools, household, leafblower, misc.

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