THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
Could be a real late night for local reps BY GAIL OBER
THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — The chair of the Belknap County Convention, Rep. Alida Millham (R-Gilford) has asked that the start of tonight’s meeting to allocate $224,000 in 2011 budget cuts be held open until such time as there is a quorum present. Millham and Meredith Rep. Collette Worsman who sits on the House Finance see REPS page 10
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‘Do good things & good things will happen’ Former Gilford Inter-Lakes Elementary’s Kathleen Mulcahy receives statewide award BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — “When you do good things, good things will happen,” Inter-Lakes Elementary School Assistant Principal Kathleen Mulcahy told a school-wide assembly yesterday morning. Principal Steve Kelly, joining Mulcahy in front of the assembly, then invited Guidance Counselor Shirley Jacob to the stage, where she was treated to a chair festooned with balloons, a cape and a tiara. “She’s helped so many of us over the years,” Kelly said. “Today, something good is happening to her.” That “something good” was receiving the honor of “Guidance Counselor of the Year,” as awarded by the New Hampshire School Guidance Counselor Association. Only one elementary guidance counselor in the state is given the honor per year. Robin Hogan, representing the Counselor Association, read statements from co-workers submitted in their nomination: “Mrs. Jacob is an incredibly gifted, dedicated, and creative school counselor who has had a dramatic and powerful impact on our students, our school, and our school community... Mrs. Jacobs encompasses everything special and positive that most school counselors aspire to become... Mrs. Jacob is a genuine human being. Her infectious laugh, her tears, and her smile are the characteristics that make her an outstanding counselor, teacher and friend... Mrs. Jacob is truly a special person.” After receiving her accolades, Jacob showed her resolve by gathering her emotions enough to address the assembly. “I’m a little overwhelmed, but I want you to know how much I enjoy working here and working Shirley Jacob, who has worked at Inter-Lakes Elementary School for 27 years, with all of you... This award is was honored yesterday morning as the Elementary Guidance Counselor of the yours as well as mine because I Year. She plans to retire at the end of this school year. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/ see MULCAHY page 11
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School Board chairman pays $595 in fines for repeatedly ‘littering’ property of chairman of Conservation Commission BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — What moved one well-known resident to litter the lawn and driveway of another from time to time for nearly two years may never be known, but these acts cost a former chairman of the School Board nearly $600 in fines. In January, Kent Baron, 54, of 23 Heather Lane was charged with two counts of littering on November 11 and December 3, 2010, both violations, and without contesting the charges he paid fines of $297.60 for each count. Conceivably he could have faced stiffer charges, since the littering statute (RSA 265:102) applies only to public, not private, property. According to the affidavit in support of the warrant for Baron’s arrest, John Goodhue of 84 School House Hill Road — longtime chairman of the town’s Conservation Commission — began finding trash and garbage in and around his driveway in 2009 , but only reported the incidents to the police in the summer of 2010 after removing a large quantity of nails from his driveway. Last October, after patrol officer Kris Kloetz found shredded newspaper and food wrappers, detectives Kris Kelley and Chris Jacques undertook an investigation, which began by mounting a surveillance camera in Goodhue’s home. Between October 22 and December 3, trash appeared on six occasions,. Three times, on November see GILFORD page 11
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Salem, N.H. planning board member charged with kidnapping & rape
CONCORD (AP) — The New York woman posted a Craigslist ad seeking housing, saying she was looking to make a “fresh start” in New England. What she found instead, police say, was a New Hampshire town official who held her captive in his home for three days and raped her. Salem planning board member Jeffrey Gray was arraigned Wednesday on rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault charges. He was being held on bond, and his lawyer, Mark Stevens, declined to comment on when he might post it. Gray, 48, has a record of arrests for criminal threatening and criminal mischief and a history of restraining orders linked to domestic abuse, Windham Police Capt. Mike Caron said. The 34-year-old see SALEM page 10
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Gadhafi’s forces adapt to coalition airstrikes & pound rebels AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s ground forces recaptured a strategic oil town Wednesday and moved within striking distance of another major eastern city, nearly reversing the gains rebels made since international airstrikes began. Rebels pleaded for more help, while a U.S. official said government forces are making themselves harder to target by using civilian “battle wagons” with makeshift armaments instead of tanks. Western powers kept up the pressure to force Gadhafi out with new airstrikes in other parts of Libya, hints that they may arm the
opposition and intense negotiations behind the scenes to find a country to give haven to Libya’s leader of more than 40 years. Also on Wednesday, an American official and former U.S. intelligence officer told The Associated Press that CIA operatives were sent to Libya this month after the agency’s station in the capital was forced to close. CIA officers also assisted in rescuing one of two crew members of an F-15E Strike Eagle that crashed, they said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information. Even as it advanced militarily, Gadhafi’s
regime suffered a blow to its inner circle with the apparent defection of Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa. Koussa flew from Tunisia to an airport outside London and announced he was resigning from his post, according to a statement from the British government. Moussa Ibrahim, a Libyan government spokesman in Tripoli, denied that the foreign minister has defected saying he was in London on a “diplomatic mission.” It was not immediately possible to confirm either statement with Moussa or see LIBYA page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a one-third reduction in U.S. oil imports by 2025, reviving a long-elusive goal of reducing America’s dependence on foreign supplies as political unrest rocks the Middle East and gasoline prices rise at home. Tackling an issue that has vexed nearly every U.S. president since Richard Nixon, Obama said the country can’t solve the problem with quick fixes and political gimmicks. But he offered little in the way of new ini-
tiatives, relying instead on a litany of energy proposals he’s already called for, including boosting domestic oil production, increasing the use of biofuels and natural gas, and making vehicles more energy efficient. Obama also embraced nuclear power as a critical part of America’s energy future, despite increased safety concerns following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that severely damaged a nuclear power plant there. He vowed a thorough safety review of all U.S. plants, incorporating les-
sons learned from Japan, but said nuclear power still holds enormous potential for the U.S. “We can’t simply take it off the table,” Obama said during a nearly hour-long speech at Georgetown University. Moving the U.S. away from its dependence on foreign oil and toward clean energy technologies was a key part of the domestic agenda Obama outlined in his January State of the Union address. That see OIL IMPORTS page 9
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Wormhole waivers New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner toasted the one-year anniversary of Obamacare last week — and accidentally spilled his champagne glass all over the disastrous, one-sizefits-all mandate. Ostensibly one of the federal health care law’s staunchest defenders, Weiner exposed its ultimate folly by pushing for a special cost-saving regulatory exemption for New York City. If it’s good for the city Weiner wants to be mayor of, why not for each and every individual American and American business that wants to be free of Obamacare’s shackles? Weiner joins a bevy of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s” loudest cheerleaders — unions, foundations and left-leaning corporations — in clamoring for more waivers for favors. (The list of federal waiver recipients now tops 1,000, covering more than 2.6-million workers.) And he follows a gaggle of health care takeover-promoting Democrats maneuvering on Capitol Hill for get-out-of-Obamacare loopholes. At a speech before the George Soros-supported Center for American Progress, as reported by Politico.com, Weiner revealed that he’s “in the process now of trying to see if we can take (President Barack Obama) up on” a favor waiver and is “taking a look at all of the money we spend in Medicaid and Medicare and maybe New York City can come up with a better plan.” Echoing all the Republican critics of Obamacare who objected to top-down rules that override local variations in health care expenditures, Weiner explained: “I’m just looking internally to whether the city can save money and have more control over its own destiny.” More local control over taxpayers’ destiny, eh? Give that man a “Hands Off My Health Care” sign, a Gadsden flag and a tea party membership card ASAP! I kid, of course. The ultimate agenda of many waiver-seekers is
to create a wormhole path to even more radical restructuring of the health system. Weiner has brazenly called for a single-payer “public option” to replace Obamacare should it be repealed. Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon has also crusaded for more Kabuki “flexibility” in the law through a bipartisan state waiver proposal. But as The Heritage Foundation noted, the plan “simply changes a date on an existing ‘state innovation’ provision of Obamacare from 2017 to 2014 — still well after the federal Obamacare infrastructure has been cemented in place.” And it is essentially “a back-door vehicle for progressive states to enact the ‘public option’ and speed up the establishment of a single-payer system for health care.” White House health care advisers Nancy-Ann DeParle and Stephanie Cutter further reinforced in a conference call to liberal advocates that the bill would help states implement single-payer health care plans, such as those tested in Connecticut and Vermont. Weiner argues that the waiver process dispels “this notion that the government is shoving the bill down people’s throats.” But only the politically connected, deep-pocketed, lawyered-up and Beltway-savvy can apply. And the White House refuses to shed more light on its decisionmaking process. Obama’s selective favor waivers simply underscore the notion that unaccountable regulatory bureaucrats are presiding over government by the cronies, for the cronies and of the cronies. Real control over our destinies means flexibility and choice for all. Repeal is the ultimate democratic waiver. (Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is the daughter of Filipino Immigrants. She was born in Philadelphia, raised in southern New Jersey and now lives with her husband and daughter in Maryland. Her weekly column is carried by more than 100 newspapers.)
Failed officeholders are entirely at liberty to air their opinions To the editor, Rarely does a week go by without the readers of The Daily Sun being subjected to an indignant outburst from one of the 2010 election losers. Or in the case of former senator Kathy Sgambati, given column space in Tuesday’s paper, political criticism from someone who declined to place her record before the voters last November. Their message, invariably shrill and one-note, is always the same: The current legislature is a menace, primitive in its social outlook and mean spirited with the budget axe. How ironic. Were it not for the divisive social agenda enacted by these former officeholders and/or their incompetent handling of budgetary matters, New Hampshire voters
last fall and many of your grievants might still hold their offices. As it is, the citizenry has spoken and the mess that has been left in Concord must be cleaned up by others, most of whom who hold views different than those of Sgambati, et al. And these new legislators are entitled to more than three months to fix the problems that their predecessors took years to create. Failed officeholders are, of course, entirely at liberty to air their opinions. But a decent respect for voter will, if not some sense of humility, should prompt election losers to hold their tongues for awhile — or at least until is time for them to run for office again. Bill Lamb Meredith
LETTERS Read a few articles that are well thought out & backed by facts To the editor, Ah, the mystery person from Gilmanton known as L.J. (Liberal Justifyer?) strikes again, full of sound and fury and signifying what? His March 22nd letter asserts agreement with Mr. Valengavich that Jack Stephenson is beating a dead horse. He then goes on to beat a dead horse. To bring up the notion that to question anything about our current president is “abject fear mongering and racism” is indeed abusing the noble, conservative steed. Yep, we have no right to know anything about our dear leader despite the fact that he has sealed all his records from elementary school through college and all medical records. Yeah, none of our business because it’s not like he is in the role of the most powerful person on the planet. Oh, and his birth certificate? It bothers you not in the least that he has spent about two million bucks fighting lawsuits to keep from showing an original longform birth certificate. Now, I believe he was likely born in Hawaii, but he is clearly hiding something. This issue is anything but a dead horse and his avoidance of the issue will likely hurt him in the 2012 elections. His election run may also be diminished now that folks are finally aware of the fact that many of his closest associates past and present are communists. Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are a matter of public record. Van Jones and Anita Dunn were summarily banished when their communist backgrounds became too much of an embarrassment. If that doesn’t matter to you either, then perhaps I should address you as Comrade Siden. Your feeble attempt to marginalize Gene Danforth was, well, like watching a dehydrated man trying to spit into the wind. Unfortunately, diversity in today’s world is largely a falsehood as Gene asserted. It has been co-opted by multiculturalism and political correctness. No longer do immigrants need to assimilate into American society as our ancestors did so proudly. Particularly if they are Muslim. Separate but equal is their motto and “Live
There are many moderate Muslims who have assimilated and other who want to, but some are intimidated by the growing radical element steeped in the stealth method known as taqiyya which flies below the radar of the fifth column, otherwise known as the mainstream media. Academic freedom is absolutely and totally a falsehood. Academia has largely been co-opted by a “new age liberal agenda”. Unrepentant mad bomber, Bill Ayers is a professor who teaches our children. There are many other Marxist types like him instructing our next generation. School voucher systems, merit pay, charter schools, home schooling, rewarding good teachers, streamlining tenure and severely limiting public sector unions are all very bad things within the world of most liberals and Democrats. Conservatives like those ideas and yet according to you oxymoronic folks, that makes us haters of teachers and children. Google “rubber rooms for New York teachers” and then tell us all what you think. I urge you to go watch the documentary, “Waiting for Superman”, it just might be an epiphany for you. Here’s a thought for you LJ., check out americanthinker.com and read a few of their articles. They are well thought out and backed by honest to goodness facts as opposed to places like Media Matters. You see LJ, by consuming mainstream media’s redundant rantings and believing in a system of “nanny statism”, you, as a liberal, are acting like spoiled, angry children rebelling against the normal responsibilities of adulthood while demanding that a parental government meet your needs from cradle to grave. If you have children or grandchildren, I would hope that is not the kind of role model you would want to be for them. As a recovering liberal, I understand the importance of both sides keeping an open mind in order to have a healthy and productive dialogue. I do wish you the best and look forward to reading more of your letters to the editor. Russ Wiles
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LETTERS Robert Selig needs to retire & the rest of board needs to step up To the editor, Bravo to Councilor Bob Hamel for speaking up against the re-appointment of Robert Selig on the library board of trustees. It is long overdue to question Mr. Selig’s “performance.” I know whereof I speak. In 1999, after years of dysfunction at Laconia Public Library, I was appointed as a library trustee. There had been a board in place for decades prior, which had no idea what its true function was, and it allowed many questionable employment practices to go on, to the library’s detriment. Morale suffered, and the facility itself deteriorated. After I was appointed, knowing that I had fully researched the true function of what the library trustee’s role was, and understood the ongoing personnel problems, four trustees quit in one day. It made headlines, and there was great turmoil for several weeks, but eventually new trustees were appointed/elected by the city council, among them, Robert Selig. At his first board of trustee meeting, he brought a city attorney, and a presentation of RSA 91-A was made, the state’s Right to Know Law. I happen to have been well aware of it; Mr. Selig, obviously, not so much. In fact, Attorney Bates met with Mr. Selig and several other trustees prior to the meeting, to execute their own stealth agenda. That bogus meeting wasn’t noticed, nor were there any minutesblatant violations of RSA-91A! Usually no members of the public attend library board meetings. At that meeting the library auditorium was packed with people from across the state, including the president of the state Board of Trustees. Despite allowing personnel matters to be discussed in nonpublic session, and despite being new to the position, Mr. Selig made a motion, and it was supported by his cronies, to publicly terminate a library employee who had ongoingly been trying to resolve her issues with the “library director”, Carol Sykes. Mr. Selig had never discussed his resolution with the entire board — myself included — he just blindsided us, with the guidance of the city attorney, and caused what became an expensive lawsuit against the city: all from his first arrogant decision as a library trustee. Ultimately the city lost the case, and a settlement was reached with that employee. Mr. Selig also had himself appointed as board “president” that year, and he has been thus, ever since. This is wholly against the principle of what it means to be a trustee, as the state Board of Trustees’ own idea is that officerships should be rotated among board members; yet Robert Selig has been the “president” all these years: what does that say about the quality of the rest of the members who are, apparently, content to follow?
I know that in other capacities in his life Mr. Selig is usually the president or chairman of most organizations with which he is affiliated. WHY? Is he not a team player? Does he always have to have his own way? Are others too intimidated to speak up and disagree with him? After that lawsuit, there was a shakeup in the library, and Carol Sykes herself was removed/or resigned — with a great deal of negative publicity — including her excessive paid absences — which had been a well known secret for many,many years. Mr. Selig decided to hire an expensive head-hunting firm to find another library director, and this decision was rubber-stamped by the then board. Ultimately, Randy Brough, then the director of Franklin Library was hired, and he’s been in place ever since. Mr. Selig has never understood the definition of being a library trustee; he is not a team player, he does not share information. I remember when he once announced to the board that he had made “an executive decision” to purchase a new furnace, I believe, for the library. There’s no such thing as an executive decision! Laconia Library is not Laconia Shoe, and a board member is not an executive! All trustees are peers; none has any more authority than another. I went on to serve on the state Board of Library Trustees, so I am aware of the principles it represents. I attended their meetings and programs, so I know their values and purpose. Being a trustee should not be about ego, power or politics. While Robert Selig has qualities which may be to an organization’s advantage — he was the force behind the library’s beautiful expansion project — his lack of people skills, and his tactics, are not how trustees should act. He is dominating and forceful — there’s no need for it. He needs to retire,and the board should step up and share leadership. Congratulations to Councilor Hamel for speaking against Robert Selig’s re-appointment. It really is time for a change, and it’s time for trustees to truly participate on the board, and not just unquestioningly rubber stamp what some self-appointed ‘president’ dictates. Finally, a comment on the issue of whether or not the City Council shall elect or appoint library trustees. Apparently the city’s legal opinion is to follow the City Charter. The City Charter very clearly states that each March the City Council SHALL elect two trustees. The definition of “elect” is to pick out, to choose or make a decision — the city council has been electing the trustees. What needs changing is the chairmanship for now, and eventually, the composition of this present board. Diane Lewis Laconia
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of a hat, less than 200 “rabids” and lemmings voted in over $20-million for school spending. WHEW! So many will owe so much because of so few. So, you see, the meeting was commandeered by arrogant, selfish, selfserving spenders who when asked if they would be willing to pay a small token fee per child in order to help the taxpayer voted a resounding and robust NO. All Attitude! It would have shown good faith, but gosh, certainly those are not lessons we care to pass onto the children, are they? So that action SAID it all. Just “suck it up” and keep paying. We do not care about you; we want to get all we can out of you with the minimum effort on our part. Just “stuff it!” However, I must say that the “rabids” have my utmost respect without any degree of reservation — they were great with successful assault after assault — eyes on the target and abundant ammunition, accuracy notwithstanding. BUT in the end, they DO deserve the respect and admiration of all who fight wars. They know what it takes to win, the lemmings dutifully followed, and the war was won purely and simply by their persistence and tenacity and by the default of the MIA’s. The voting place is the only place I know where casualties can occur in abstention — makes perfect sense when you DON’T think about it. For all you Rabbits in your holes, I’ll say this. The world belongs to those who show up! Last Friday, I learned that the enemy is YOU — THE RABBITS — who stay in your holes and fail to take part in one of the most important exercises in democracy. When the tax bills come out and you complain — just look into the mirror to see who’s to blame. Barbara Garneau Belmont
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To the editor, Back in the 60’s daze, people used to sit around and say, “Hey Man, what do you think would happen if there was a war and nobody showed up?” Out of the Twilight Zone and into the reality of these days — aka the present. Yup, in essence it nearly happened at the Friday, March 18, $haker $chool budget meeting. A shameful representation showed up! Equilateral criticism applies. It was a war of rabbits, lemmings, and “rabids.” The “rabids” behaved badly, the lemmings blindly followed them over a financial cliff, and the rabbits hid in their holes (aka, MIA’s) except for a few who ventured out. The war possessed all the elements of a “passion play” though — complete with greed, avarice, power, and a lust for money. Absent also were elements of sympathy, understanding, compassion, and kindness. Sex appeared to be missing, but I didn’t look under the bleachers. Murder? Well, I thought I saw something resembling that in the eyes of some “rabids” if they did not get their way. Amazingly, I actually believe the board was stunned—or at least surprised when the operating budget was amended UP — not down by nearly a quarter million big bazookas; and the measure won by JUST two votes! HELLO—anyone in that hole? For all the rabbits who use the lame excuse that their one vote won’t REALLY matter — chew on that carrot. It’s no problem though, I’m sure everyone has more and more money coming into the household to support shameless and wanton requests like that one. The “rabids” displayed a shocking and blatant disregard for the taxpayer. BUT, the rabbits showed a corresponding and equally shocking disregard for themselves AND for the power of their vote. Most hid in their holes. Essentially pulling a rabbit out
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To the editor, I am writing in regard to Anna Derose’s letter of March 25. Apparently she thinks that because Donald Trump is wealthy and what she considers a good businessman he would be a great president. Recently Mr. Trump admitted on prime time TV, in a talk show, he had accepted money on a deal he made to rent out some land and had later reneged on the deal. He admitted he did not return the money he had taken when this deal was set up and actually laughed about it like he had done something funny. What is funny about ripping someone off? Now it doesn’t matter who he did this to the only point to be considered is the fact that the money should have been returned. This would be stealing. This would make me want to know if this type of a poor business ethic had happened in other deals he had made and if this type of dishonesty contributed to his wealth. Because Mr. Trump is extremely wealthy and brags about all his money I wonder if he would really spend his money on a campaign when there is no definite guarantee he would stand to gain something or actually win. This is a man who is out to make money
not to lose money and I honestly do not think he would take a chance on losing any of his money which is so important to him and allows him to live his lavish lifestyle. Of course he would take campaign contributions. He would accept this money from the very people he associates with now — CEO’s of Big Companies who will contribute in the hopes if elected he will return the favor. Ms. Derose doesn’t seem to understand that Mr. Trump cares less about low-income and middle working class Americans, or even the elderly. He has already made it clear verbally that he could care less if poor and low-income families have enough to eat, could care less if the elderly have money and health benefits and has decided he has a right to tell a woman what choices she can and cannot make pertaining to her own body as if he is better qualified and is smarter then a woman. Ms. DeRose I do not know if you receive Medicare benefits or not but if you do perhaps you should read your 2011 Medicare Benefit Book which you would have received in the mail. You would find that you no longer pay for many of the health services you see next page
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LETTERS Forsythe got elected because of his conservative ‘baseline platform’ To the editor, This responds to the letter of Stephen Conkling about Senator Jim Forsythe and his vote to restore dragboating to Lake Winnipesaukee. Steve, you are right about one thing; during his campaign, candidate Forsythe did mention that he was “profreedom”. But who isn’t? And who would vote for a candidate that said he was “anti-freedom”? EVERYONE IS PRO-FREEDOM. I know that I certainly am. But his biggest claim...his “baseline platform”... was to being a “conservative”. And being a “conservative” means respecting the rights of the
majority over the fun of a few. Being “conservative” means respecting the conservative and passive Yankee values of his constituents. Being “conservative” means favoring the “passive non-impacting freedoms” of the people over the “endangering and obnoxious freedoms” of the few. At least that is what I’ve always been taught that being a “New Hampshire conservative” means. And “freedom” is a two way street. When two freedoms collide, you can’t side with the obviously wrong one and still claim to be “pro-freedom”. Being in favor of the “freedom” of a small minority when that “freedom”
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behind the attack on the president. In two years the “Good Old Boy’ philosophy has shown up again. First of all two qualifications for a person to run for the presidency are over 35 years old and a natural born USA citizen. Clearly documentation would have had to be provided. And don’t you think the other candidates running would have looked for, and if found, produced any “trash” they could have found on President Obabama. That is part of the so-called political game — destroy your opponent any way you can. The birth certificate was produced by Hawaii and two newspaper in Hawaii have produced birth announcements. This is 2011 it is time to move on. This is a moot issue. Nancy Parsons Laconia
received in the past and had to pay for and still receive. You even receive more health services now at no cost to you. If you have private insurance you would find that you, too, are in better shape then you were because you are better protected from the once random decisions private insurance companies made pertaining to your care, length of care and what they would pay for. This is the “Obamacare” you seem so much in disfavor off. The simple clear fact is that you are in better shape then you were two years ago. As to the birth certificate. This is simply nonsense. If President Obama’s skin was white this wouldn’t even be an issue. The fact is that no one wants to be called a racist so they won’t admit this is the real reason
infringes on the freedoms of the vast majority is not being “pro-freedom”, that is being “anti-freedom”. Being in favor of the “freedom” of a small group to behave in a way that endangers and offends the rest of society, while taking away from everyone else the freedom to just go about their peaceful and passive activities is not being “pro-freedom”, that is being “antifreedom”. What other dangerous and obnoxious “freedoms” is this guy going to thrust upon us? The truth is, the reason Forsythe got elected, and the reason he asked us to vote for him, and the reason I asked friends to vote for him, was that his “baseline platform”, which he promised at the top of every speech and op-ed, was to roll up his sleeves and get right down to the critical task of restoring fiscal sanity to Concord. He never told those of us who did not attend that SOBNH fundraiser, and so none of his potential constituents realized, that he was at the very same time promising his best friend’s Thunder Boating Club that his real priority was to get right to work restoring thunder boating to his district’s lake for them instead. Never once did he tell us up in Belknap “I’m going to do all I can to take away your freedoms first, then I’ll get to work on fiscal matters, if I have time”. Fortunately, the internet now gives elected officials no way to hide from their campaign promises. Here’s a few news blurbs from thencandidate Forsythe’s own web site (http://jimforsythe.com/news/):
“a bright and inquisitive guy who already has developed a deep understanding of state issues on everything from the budget to education funding to business regulations. We have no doubt that, if elected, he will quickly become a leader, not only in the efforts to control state spending and lower taxes, but in developing new ways to conduct state business more effectively and efficiently.” “a first-time candidate for elected office but with a variety of life experiences, including as someone who has stood up for taxpayers and business owners, he feels he’s well qualified to be the next state senator from District 4.” Wouldn’t his have been the perfect opportunity to such a “man of integrity” to tell his potential voters in Belknap that he was really “a man who promised his best friend, the Thunder Boating president, that he will return high speed boating to Lake Winnipesaukee, even though he knows that up to 90-percent of the people of Gilford, Laconia, and Alton do not agree”? Here’s candidate Forsythe giving a speech to Belknapers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT9p8BdBEwM); “What is motivating me to run? … It comes down to ONE ISSUE…one defining issue for this campaign…Are we not spending enough, or are we spending too much?..Is it a SPENDING problem, or is it a REVENUE problem?” Never once does this candidate tell these voters from the district he is see next page
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LACONIA — A study prepared by the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies suggests that compared to the amount of revenue Belknap County returns to the state, its gets relatively little direct financial aid in return. Authored by economist Dennis Delay, “A County/ State Balance Sheet,” drew on data from 2008 to calculate the state taxes collected in each of the 10 counties and the state aid distributed to municipalities, school districts and counties within them to estimate “the county public sector balance sheet with the state government.” The study is confined to direct payments from the state to municipalities, school districts and counties and excludes indirect benefits such as the presence of state agencies. All 10 counties generated more state revenue than they received in direct payments. The study found that altogether the 10 counties generated $2.45-billion in state revenues and received $1.13-billion in state funds. That is, direct payments from the state to the counties represented 46-percent of state revenues generated by the counties. Hillsborough and Rockingham counties, the two largest, generated the most revenue, $815-million OIL IMPORTS from page 2 agenda has since been overshadowed by events around the world, from the uprisings in the Middle East and subsequent U.S. military intervention in Libya to the humanitarian and nuclear crisis in Japan. But with gas prices on the rise as the president readies his reelection bid, the White House wants to regain its footing on domestic issues before public anger over the spike in energy costs take hold. Gas prices have jumped more than 50 cents a gallon this year, reaching a national average of $3.58 a gallon last week, according to AAA’s daily survey. Republicans have placed the blame for the spike in prices on Obama’s policies, arguing that the administration has been too slow in approving new permits for oil drilling and calling on the president to open up areas along the Atlantic Coast and near Alaska, where drilling its currently banned. “The problem is that Democrats don’t want us to use the energy we have,” Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. “It’s enough to make you wonder whether anybody in the White House has driven by a gas station lately.” The president struck back at that criticism during from preceding page or a decision to arm the rebels. In Washington, congressional Republicans and Democrats peppered senior administration officials with questions about how long the U.S. will be involved in Libya, the operation’s costs and whether foreign countries will arm the rebels. NATO is taking over control of the airstrikes, which began as a U.S.-led operation. Diplomats said they have given approval for the NATO operation’s commander, Canadian Gen. Charles Bouchard, to announce a handover Thursday. Intelligence experts said the CIA operatives that were sent to Libya would have made contact with the opposition and assessed the rebel forces’ strength and needs if Obama decided to arm them. The New York Times reported that the CIA had sent in small groups of CIA operatives and that British operatives were directing airstrikes. Gadhafi’s forces have adopted a new tactic in light of the pounding that airstrikes have given their tanks and armored vehicles, a senior U.S. intelligence official said. They’ve left some of those weapons behind in favor of a “gaggle” of “battle wagons”: minivans, sedans and SUVs fitted with weapons, said the official, who spoke anonymously in order to discuss sensitive U.S. intelligence on the condition and capabilities of rebel and regime forces. Rebel fighters also said Gadhafi’s troops were increasingly using civilian vehicles in battle. The change not only makes it harder to distinguish Gadhafi’s forces from the rebels, it also requires less logistical support, the official said.
and $606-million respectively, and received the most aid, $336-million and $250-million. However, the difference between the revenue generated and the payments received was smallest in Coos and Sullivan counties, where state aid represented 85-percent and 78-percent of the revenue generated. In Belknap County the $49-million in aid represented 42-percent of the $117-million in revenue, which placed the county near the middle of the pack. Aid amounted to 61-percent of revenue in Cheshire, 60-percent in Strafford, 52-percent in Merrimack, 43-percent in Carroll, 41-percent in Hillsborough and Rockingham, and 40-percent in Grafton counties. Measured on a per capita basis, Belknap County generated $1,908 in revenue per person, less than Carroll ($2,224), Grafton ($2,163), Rockingham ($2,041) and Hillsborough ($2,028) counties, but more than Merrimack ($1,602), Cheshire ($1,501), Coos ($1,487), Sullivan ($1,361) and Strafford ($1,355) counties. But, aid per capita in Belknap County was $798, the least of all the counties. Aid per capita was $1,264 in Coos, $1,068 in Sullivan, $956 in Carroll, $911 in Cheshire, $866 in Grafton, $841 in Rockingham, $837 in Merrimack, $835 in Hillsborough and $816 in Strafford counties.
his speech, noting that his administration has approved 39 shallow-water drilling permits since new standards were put in place last year following the Gulf oil spill, and seven new deep-water drilling permits in recent weeks. “So any claim that my administration is responsible for gas prices because we’ve shut down oil production might make for a useful political sound bite, but doesn’t track with reality,” Obama said. Even if Obama’s efforts can reduce U.S. demand for foreign oil, experts say they’re unlikely to bring down the cost of gasoline, since oil is priced globally and increased demand from China and other developing nations continues to push prices up. Obama acknowledged that he’s far from the first U.S. president who has set out to put the U.S. on a path toward energy independence. Richard Nixon made the case for energy independence in 1973 after Arab oil producers cut off supplies in response to U.S. support of Israel in the Mideast war. “Presidents and politicians of every stripe have promised energy independence but that promise see next page
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REPS from page one Committee have both expressed some concern that the “cross-over”or day where bills the pass one house pass over to the other side of the Statehouse for consideration, is typically a long day and many Belknap County Delegation members may not be able to leave Concord and reach Laconia by 7 p.m. County Administrator Debra Shackett said the deadline for the convention to allocate the previously voted $224,000 is midnight — and there exists a possibility the meeting will be held open until that time. Yesterday, Shackett provided The Daily Sun with $224,000 in suggested cuts that she and Finance Director Glen Waring were recommending. She said the cut suggestions were distributed individually to the three commissioners and 18 convention members but neither body has met since the administration suggestions were made. Shackett’s suggestions are broken down by department only and take $15,750 from the Department of Administration; $5,800 from the Office of the County Attorney; $3,200 from the Registry of Deeds; $18,000 from the Sheriff’s Department; $1,000 from the Department of Youth Services; $9,500 from the Department of Corrections; $4,450 from the Maintenance Department; $100,000 from the Department of Human Services and $11,500 from the Outside Agencies. Shackett’s suggested cuts don’t identify which outside agencies should see reductions in their appropriation. Administrators recommend the balance of the $224,000, an additional $54,800, come from various lines in the Belknap County Nursing Home budget. “The cuts are across the board and we’re trying to treat this as evenly as we can,” said Commissioner John Thomas. As to the suggested outside agencies, Thomas said if the delegation agrees with the $11,500 suggestion, the pain will be spread equitable between those who get county appro-
priations. He said the situation is particularly tenuous because he said the county has no idea what cuts may be coming from the state level. The $224,000 was a narrowly voted compromise action taken on March 14when the 18-member, all-Republican Convention what was supposed to be its final 2011 budget session. Divided 9 to 9, members of the delegation wrangled for nearly two hours over a motion to reduce the budget by seven percent — or about $2.3 million — before calling a recess where like-minded members caucused. Ultimately, Laconia’s Robert Luther was persuaded to accept just $224,000 in cuts to the bottom line and a new budget for $32,158,768 passed 10 to 8. With the cut made only to the bottom line, N.H. Department of Revenue Administrator Barbara Robinson ruled that providing only a bottomline figure for a cut to the budget put together by the commission was not legally acceptable so the convention is meeting tonight to allocate the $224,000, department by department. They are under no obligation to heed the suggestions made by Shackett and Waring. One unanswered question at press time is whether to meeting will convene the moment a majority of 10 of the 18 delegates arrive, meaning there could be a rush by one faction or the other to reach a quorum and voted on the cuts rather than wait until the entire delegation is present. After Monday’s convention meeting, where 15 of the 16 members present approved a $1.5-million bond sale for the expansion of Gunstock Mountain Resort, Millham told those in attendance that legal counsel Paul Fitzgerald had told them tonight’s meeting would be only to allocate the previously voted cuts and not to reconsider the entire budget. If quorum is not reached by midnight, the Commissioner’s budget automatically goes into effect at $32,158,768.
SALEM from page 2 woman went to Gray’s rented Windham home voluntarily on March 5, but was not allowed to leave until days later, when Gray drove her to Logan International Airport in Boston, police said. Instead of boarding a plane, however, she told a Massachusetts state trooper about her ordeal, authorities said. The woman was treated for minor injuries and released from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 9. The court file on the case was sealed, and Windham police would not identify where in New York the woman lives. Gray responded to the woman’s ad and the two communicated by computer for a day or so before she arrived March 5 at the house he’d rented only weeks earlier, Caron said. She was initially there voluntarily but that quickly changed, Caron said. He would not say how Gray restrained or otherwise forced her to stay in the lakefront home. Court officials said Gray is the subject of a protection order filed by an ex-girlfriend who said he threatened and abused her and her children. The woman said Gray repeatedly phoned her and sent her text messages in
police came to her house at 1:30 a.m. one morning asking if she knew his whereabouts, because he had called a suicide hotline and they thought he be a threat to her. The woman could not be located by The Associated Press. Police obtained warrants for Gray’s arrest in mid-March but could not locate him. He was arrested Tuesday at a veterans’ hospital in Brockton, Mass. It was not clear why or when he checked himself into that hospital, but Stevens said he thought Gray had been in Brockton for about two weeks. Caron said they were in touch with Stevens for several days prior to Gray’s arrest, when they thought Gray would surrender. But that scenario began to appear less likely Tuesday. “We weren’t comfortable and chose to have him arrested by the Brockton police,” Caron said. Gray participated in his Salem arraignment Wednesday by video feed from the Rockingham County jail. He scheduled to be in court April 5 for a probable cause hearing. Gray is a self-employed civil engineer who was elected to the Salem Planning Board a year ago, said board Chairman James Keller. Gray missed planning board meetings on March
N.H. Senate gives approval to idea of local tax caps CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s Senate has approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to adopt spending caps. Bill sponsor David Boutin, R-Hooksett, says the idea is all about giving local budget control to taxpayers.
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GILFORD from page one 1 and 22 and December 3, the camera captured the same large, light colored, two-door sedan. Twice receipts were found amid the trash. At noon on November 9, Goodhue discovered trash that included a receipt for brass plumbing parts purchased at Lowe’s at 11:41 a.m. that same day. The video from Lowe’s pictured a man making the purchase, but Goodhue could not initially identify him. When the surveillance camera recorded trash strewn at 8:44 p.m. on December 3, Sergeant Corey O’Connor discovered a receipt for a medium coffee and two donuts bought at the Dunkin’ Donuts in New Hampton at 7:34 a.m. that day. The video taken at Dunkin Donuts showed the same man recorded at Lowe’s driving a car resembling the sedan captured by the camera at Goodhue’s home on three occasions. Detective Kelley recognized the man as Baron. Moreover, the car pictured in the videos matched a silver 2000 Cadillac registered to Baron. A week later Detective Jacques interviewed Baron, who arrived at the Police Department wearing the same “red top” shown in the video taken at Lowe’s. Jacques reported that at the outset, Baron insisted he was “not a litterer,” adding “I am the type
of person what walks around my neighborhood and picks stuff up as I am walking.” However, Jacques noted that “his replies changed through the interview, when confronted with physical evidence, such as still images (of) him making the purchases.” In discussing the trash discarded after his visit to Lowe’s, Jacques recorded him to say “I wouldn’t throw garbage into someone’s yard intentionally. I mean, I did not do that.” However, according to Jacques, Baron could not offer an explanation, but said he did not “remember doing it.” When Jacques asked about the nails, he reported that Baron “did not act any differently or startled at the accusation.” Jacques noted that in his opinion, based on training an experience, “whether or not a person was involved in trash would have reacted sharply to the accusation of throwing nails into someone’s driveway if they had nothing with such an act.” Goodhue said that he knew Baron only well enough to say hello and yesterday offered no explanation for the affair. “I can’t say enough about the Gilford Police,” he remarked. “Just when there was murder on County Club Road, they treated this like it was the only thing they had to do. They really care about the people of Gilford.” Baron did not return a telephone call. Both men have played a part in town politics. Goodhue has served on the Conservation Commission for the past 24 years, 23 of them as its chairman. In 2008, he became embroiled in controversy when he ran for the Board of Selectmen with the see next page
MULCAHY from page one couldn’t have gotten it without everyone here.” She said she was honored to work with a “talented” staff with the ambition to take on projects such as the recent study of “Three Cups of Tea”, wherein students at the school baked several hundred loaves of bread which were donated to local food pantries. Jacob is a native of South Weymouth, Mass. who worked as a classroom teacher in Campton for 13 years before deciding to become a guidance counselor. She first came to Inter-Lakes Elementary while interning with Howard Cunningham, who is currently a member of the Inter-Lakes School Board but was then a guidance counselor. When Cunningham became the director of special education for the district, Jacob filled his vacated position. Jacob, a resident of Woodstock who has worked at Inter-Lakes Elementary for 27 years and a total of 40 years as an educator, plans to retire at the end of this school year. She looks forward to spending more time with her husband, Michael, especially traveling. About the honor, Jacob said it was, “overwhelming, it feels wonderful... The teamwork in this school is beyond what most schools are able to do.”
from preceding page 8 and 22, emailing in advance to say he wouldn’t attend because of “family matters,” Keller said. Keller said he believes Gray should resign, but he has not been able to reach him to tell him so. “I think it’s fairly obvious to everyone that he should simply resign and let the town move on,” Keller said. He said he did not know Gray personally. Kevin Bleeker, who owns the house Gray was renting, said Gray began a six-month lease on the property Feb. 11. “I thought he was pretty reputable,” Bleeker said. “I should have done a background check. I would have found he had a long history of problems with women.”
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Ohio Legislature passes tough bill aimed at public employee unions COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Labor stronghold Ohio assumed center stage Wednesday in the fight over collective bargaining rights for public workers as the state Legislature passed a bill that was in some ways tougher than that seen in Wisconsin and sent it to the governor. Amid shouts and jeers in both chambers, the House passed a measure affecting 350,000 public workers on a 53-44 vote, and the Senate followed with a 17-16 vote of approval. Republican Gov. John Kasich will sign the bill by the end of the week. Senate President Tom Niehaus threatened to clear the chamber ahead of final legislative action on the bill as pro-labor protesters shouted insults at senators and threatened to unseat them in the next election. Chants of “Shame on you!” filled the elegant, high-ceilinged chambers where legislators are accustomed to hushed tones and self-imposed decorum. Unlike Wisconsin’s measure, the Ohio legislation would extend union restrictions to police officers and firefighters. But the overall response by protesters in the Rust Belt state, despite its long union tradition among steel and auto workers, has paled in comparison to Wisconsin, where protests topped more than 70,000 people. Ohio’s largest Statehouse demonstrations on the measure drew about 8,500 people. from preceding page endorsement of sitting selectman Gus Benavides. On the eve of the election, Evans Juris, then the town administrator, openly claimed that that the two were pursuing an agenda that included firing him. “I believe Benavides and Goodhue are after me,” Juris wrote in a letter released to the press, “that I have to look over my shoulder with this guy and if Goodhue is elected, my employment with the Town of Gilford will be on borrowed time.” Both Benavides and Goodhue flatly denied the charges and Goodhue subsequently lost the election to Kevin Hayes by 26 votes. Baron served two terms on the School Board between 1997 and 2003, which included two years as its chairman. In 2006 he ran for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen, losing to Connie Grant by 200 votes.
That difference has been attributed to Madison’s labor legacy and the proximity of the populous University of Wisconsin campus to the state capital. Standing in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda after the House vote Wednesday, union steelworker Curt Yarger said he saw the bill as “a preliminary attack on working people.” “I shouldn’t have any disillusion that I’ll be next in the private sector,” said Yarger, 43, of Mansfield. Leo Geiger, a Republican who works as a sewer inspector for the city of Dayton and didn’t attend protests because he couldn’t take the time off, said he’s “deathly afraid that this is going to affect me, my family and the entire state of Ohio in an incredibly negative way.” Geiger, 34, called the bill and the way it has moved through the Legislature “completely un-American” and said he believes it has more to do with “political payback” than the budget.
N.H. House votes to place obstacle in path of Northern Pass project CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire House has voted to slow down a project to carry hydroelectric power from Canada to southern New England. The House voted Wednesday to send the Senate a bill that would prevent public utilities from taking private land to build a plant or transmission facility. The bill would allow construction if the transmission facility is needed for reliability of the electric grid. Project opponents say that would stop the Northern Pass project from using eminent domain because the electricity from the proposed project is not needed. Supporters argue the bill would stop construction of other needed projects. Project officials say eminent domain is rarely used. The project proposes building towers to carry transmission lines along a 140-mile route from northern to central New Hampshire.
Boston transit worker rescued after 30-foot fall BOSTON (AP) — A veteran electrician with Boston’s transit system who was trying to make work conditions safer for others fell into a 30-foot deep shaft between the tracks on Wednesday and was trapped for more than 2½ hours with severe leg injuries. Ed Rowe, 46, plunged through a thin piece of plywood covering a 2-foot-by-2-foot hole between the tracks at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s elevated Charles/Massachusetts General Hospital trolley station at about 4:30 a.m. He was pulled from the hollow concrete support column by firefighters at about 7 a.m. and taken to the hospital right across the street with what were described as severe leg injuries. Rowe was conscious but in “tremendous pain” when he was pulled free, Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said. Gary Dardia and Ballin Wright, the slimmest and smallest members of the department’s technical rescue team, descended down the narrow, damp, dark hole that widens to about 4-feet-by-4-feet at the bottom, their path impeded by pipes and a ladder.
They said they slipped a harness around Rowe’s legs and waist so he could be slowly hauled out. They tried to move him as little as possible to avoid aggravating his injuries. “He just kept saying I want out of here,” Dardia said. Rowe, who lives in Haverhill and has been working for the MBTA since he was 18, was turning off the power to the trolley track’s electrified third rail so workers could safely work on the nearby Longfellow Bridge’s rehabilitation project, T spokesman Joe Pesaturo said. “We’re happy with the outcome. It could have been a lot worse,” he said. The T suspended trolley service between the Kendall Square stop in Cambridge and Broadway in South Boston during the rescue, busing commuters instead. Service had returned to normal by 8 a.m. Pesaturo said there are four similar holes covered by wooden planks, and MBTA General Manager Richard Davey has ordered metal plates installed over those. The work will be done overnight after regular Red Line service ends.
SANBORNTON — Town Administrator Bob Veloski said yesterday that the town has received state Department of Transportation approval to complete the so-called “Y” project — the section of Bay Road and Upper Bay Road to Steele Hill Road. Veloski said the last approvals needed before the project can go out to bid are from the state Department of Environmental Services and easements from the abutting property owners. Last year voters approved a $3-million bond sale to complete the reconstruction and paving of Bay and Upper Bay Road — two of the most heavily trafficked roads in the community. Veloski said the DOT will make it’s final revisions and along with the recommendations of the DES the engineering firm of Hoyle and Tanner will make the adjustments and prepare for the bid process.
Veloski said Selectmen pre-qualified seven construction companies who are capable, in terms of equipment, finances, and expertise, that can compete for the final project. He said Selectmen hope the “Y” projects can be completed by the time the construction seasons end this autumn. In other Sanbornton news, Friday is the last day for town residents to sign up for town elections. Elections will be May 11 and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Annual town meeting will be May 12 at the Sanbornton Central School and begins at 7 p.m. The Budget Committee’s final public hearing on the fiscal year 2012 budget is April 12 at the Sanbornton Town Offices at 7 p.m. — Gail Ober
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Rita T. Smith, 64
LACONIA — Rita T. Smith, 64, passed away at her home in Laconia, N.H. on March 6, 2011 of natural causes. Rita was born and raised in Manchester, N.H. and worked for E&R Cleaners for many years. She was pre-deceased by two sons, Robert R. Camire, Jr. and Christopher M. Smith; and also by her father, Adelard Cote. Rita is survived by her husband, Gordon Smith of Laconia, N.H.; her two sons, Richard Camire of Concord, N.H. and Mark Smith of Laconia,
NH; her mother, Hennriette LaBlanc of Manchester, N.H.; a sister, Theresa Brouilette of Florida; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and by many friends who loved her very much. She will be missed by all and kept close to our hearts always and forever. We will miss you Mom (Rita). Services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover, Street, Manchester, N.H. Burial will follow. We love you mom.
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ M. Brown MOULTONBOROUGH — A Memorial Service for Elizabeth ”Betty” Mary Brown, nee, Mihok,will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:-00 AM. She died December 16, 2010 at Forestview Manor in Meredith, NH, aged 95. Betty is fondly remembered as the proprietor of Blink Bonnie Scottish Shop on Route 25 in Moultonborough, NH where she and her husband, Tom, or Laddie as
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Artist Shane Jordan to host gallery opening at Busiel Mill on Saturday LACONIA — Artist Shane Jordan will host a gallery opening at the Busiel Mill Community Room and Gallery at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. “Painting is My Life” is a collection of more than 30 paintings created over the past two years both at home and at Jordan’s art classes. “Shane, who arrives in his wheelchair, moves his brush over the canvas with the dexterity in which he moves down Canal Street Artist Shane Jordan will host a gallery opening at the Busiel Mill each week to create and Community Room and Gallery at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. participate in the lively “Painting is My Life” is a collection of more than 30 paintings creclass discussions with the ated over the past two years both at home and at Jordan’s art other art students,” said classes. (Courtesy photo) art instructor Larry Frates. “He is a Developmental Disabilities Council of motivating force behind keeping everyNH. More than 250 entries were subone focused on creating.” mitted and only 13 were selected for For the past three years, Jordan publication. The calendar painting is has been moving ahead and continues part of this exhibition. to be part of community projects. In Jordan’s works are primarily done December, he was part of the Painting in acrylics and watercolor. Themes With the Community Artists, which for the exhibition include portraits, raised funds for the WLNH Children’s seascapes, NH landscapes, gardens, Auction. He also had one of his paintimaginary figures, and dogs. ings accepted as part of an InternaThe exhibition is open to the public tional Calendar sponsored by the through mid-April.
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Roger J. Stone, 48
LACONIA — Roger James Stone, 48, of 84 Old Prescott Hill, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 after a brief but courageous battle with a rare form of frontal lobe dementia. Roger was born in Laconia, November 5, 1962, the son of Bert and Lorraine (Munger) Stone. He lived in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1982. After graduation, he was employed by Concord Litho and remained there for twenty-eight years until 2009. Roger married his sweetheart, Anna LaCroix, in 1984 and settled in Laconia where they bought their home and together they raised four children. Roger will be remembered as a devoted husband and father and a man who was always right there to help anyone in need. He helped out in Little League where his kids were so involved as well as with high school sports where he rooted from the sidelines. He was a volunteer in the annual Christmas Village and could often be seen and heard at the monthly City Council meetings. He was a strong advocate of Bike Week and could be seen frequently cruising around town on his Harley. Roger was a great all-around mechanic and “Mr. Fixit”. He also enjoyed gardening, flowers as well as vegetables, and took pride in his work. He was no stranger to the kitchen and many times could be found preparing something he found on a popular TV show. His culinary capabilities were many. In the winter, he could be seen stoking up the fire in an old pot bellied stove in the back yard where he made his own maple syrup. Anyone who knew Roger loved him. He was a kind, gentle, fun-loving man. He will be missed by all who were
touched by his life. Roger is survived by his wife, Anna (LaCroix) Stone, who was his best friend and soul mate for twenty-seven years; his daughter, Tanya Hogancamp, and her husband, Christopher, of Rumford, Maine; a son , Nicholas Stone, of Florida and twins, Jason and Kelsey Stone both of Laconia; two grandchildren, Brett and Kelley Hogancamp, of Maine; sisters, Jennie Maheux of Belmont and Debbie Labrecque and her husband, Robert, of Belmont; one brother, Bruce Stone, of Concord; a foster brother, Bobbie Freeman, and his wife, Karen, of Rumney and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Lorraine Stone and two brothers, Dennis and Ronnie. Calling hours will be held from 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, April 2, 2011using the Carriage House entrance of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Memorial Service will immediately follow the calling hours at 5:00 PM, also at the funeral home, Rev. John Davies, Community Health & Hospice Spiritual Care Coordinator, will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Joan E. Shelley, 72 FRANKLIN — Mrs. Joan E. Shelley, 72, of Franklin, died at Franklin Hospital on March 29, 2011. She was born in Franklin on April 21, 1938 the daughter of Edward and Elspy Mae (Stebbins) Bryson. Mrs. Shelley lived in Franklin most of her life and was a 1956 graduate of Franklin High School. She enjoyed collecting dolls and knitting, especially embroidery and cross-stitching. Joan also liked to read including mysteries and religious books. She was the widow of her husband of 54 years, Roy E. Shelley who died two weeks before her. Family members include 2 daughters: Elizabeth Shelley & her fiancé Robert Bradley, Jr. of Hill, Diane Bennett of Franklin, a son, James B. Shelley and his wife Rukhsana of Kuwait, 5 granddaughters: Patience Renee (Shelley) Holloway and husband
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LACONIA — Carroll County United, a community based initiative funded by the Annette P. Schmitt Foundation with Tri-County Community Action Program acting as their incubator, has announced a partnership with the Lakes Region United Way effective April 1, 2011. The partnership will enable Carroll County United to continue its volunteer driven efforts into the foreseeable future to work together to make Carroll County a place where all generations can live, work and thrive. The Lakes Region United Way partnership will allow the Schmitt Foundation to stand down over time from its role as original funder of the initiative, while support from the United Way will ensure John Malm, Chair of Lakes Region United Way (left), and Howard Cunningham, Chair of Carroll County this important work United announce a new partnership between the two community organizations. (Courtesy photo) continues throughout all of Carroll County. have achieved this. Now we can focus our efforts John Malm, Chair of the Lakes Region United on the work of the teams, and truly transform CarWay, indicated that there were several key factors roll County as we know it today. Of course, success that made the partnership make so much sense. begins with community involvement, so we are in “First and foremost, our work and our mission are hopes that we can continue to attract Carroll County very closely aligned to the work and mission of Carresidents to any of our teams, and that the residents roll County United. We are working on many of the will embrace this new partnership. It is important same community goals in Belknap and Grafton to recognize the role Tri-County Community Action Counties. Secondly, Carroll County is part of the Program, and in particular, Peter Higbee, played in Lakes Region United Way’s service area, and for getting Carroll County United off the ground and some time we have wanted to improve our service running. And of course, none of this would have hapto this region. This partnership with Carroll County pened without the Annette Schmitt Foundation, so United will give us greater purpose and presence we are very grateful for their support. We are very in Carroll County which in turn will help us better optimistic that our partnership with Lakes Region meet our mission to the benefit of all residents in United Way will lead to positive happenings for Carthe county. And finally, the work that Carroll County roll County down the road.” United is doing is very impactful on the future of Carroll County United currently has five volunteer Carroll County, so it was important to us to help led teams focusing on the following issues in Carroll ensure this work will continue for the long term. County: Childhood Readiness and Success, Aligning We believe we can make this happen because the Education to Careers, Individual and Family Ecopartnership, utilizing the existing infrastructure of nomic Stability, Balancing Economic Development the Lakes Region United Way, allows us to more cost with Environmental Stewardship, and Health and effectively support the work of the volunteer teams. Wellness. So we are pleased to be able to do this, and honor the If you are interested in learning more about CarSchmitt Foundation for their vision in getting Carroll County United, or joining one of the teams, visit roll County United started.” www.CarrollCountyUnited.org or call Cyndi Paulin Howard Cunningham, Chairman of Carroll at 603-323-8139. County United, was equally pleased with the new The mission of the Lakes Region United Way is to partnership. advance the common good through thoughtful and “One of our goals all along with this initiative was sustainable social investment. For more informato somehow make sure that we could find a path to tion about the Lakes Region United Way, visit www. sustainability. With Lakes Region United Way, we LRUW.org or call 603-524-6864.
‘Planning Your Herb Garden’ workshop offered by Lakes Region Community College April 4 or 5 LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) will offer two sessions of a “Planning Your Herb Garden” workshop at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 4 or 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. “Herb gardens are easy, fun, decorative, and delicious,” said Daryl Hoitt, owner and operator of Red Fox Farm in Gilmanton. “We offer tons of herbs in the spring for seedlings and love helping people decide which herbs they would love to have near their kitchens for cooking and enjoying.” LRCC’s first-ever workshop designed to help participants identify a good location for easy-to-grow herbs will include a discussion of common and not-
so-common herbs, both annual and perennial, that can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. Also covered will be how to grow herbs in permanent gardens, between bushes and along pathways. “Enjoy the freshest and most fragrant herbs for your favorite dishes right out of your own garden,” said Hoitt. “Come to class prepared with an idea of the size of your garden so you can work out the details in class, or take advantage of this great opportunity to get inspired and think of locations and ways to add the joy of herbal gardening to your home.” The cost of the workshop is $20. Call LRCC at 524-3207 for further information and to register.
Registration open for summer enrichment opportunities available through Shaker Regional District BELMONT — Registration is now open for a variety of summer enrichment programs for children in grades K — 12. Seven offerings will be available through this self-supported program, designed to promote student strengths in the academic areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and/ or other electives. The programs also expose students to new areas of interest not typically included during the regular school year. Four weekly drama sessions of “Act It Out” are planned for sudents grades 1 — 4. “Birds & Wordworking” and “Summer Reading Kicks” will be
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PLYMOUTH — “Do We Need the Death Penalty?” will be the topic of a discussion at Plymouth State University’s Smith Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4. Part of the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series, the lecture will be presented by Robert M. Bohm, professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Research shows that most people have a definite opinion about the death
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LACONIA — Lakes Region Child Care is in the final week of selling its Annual Raffle Calendar. A drawing will be held each day in April, with 30 chances to win a gift certificate to a local area business. Calendars are on sale for $10 each.
All proceeds from will be used to support programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. To purchase a raffle calendar or get more information about child care, stop by the Laconia Early Learning Center or call 524-1235.
LACONIA — Registration for Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association (LYFCA) will take place at the Community Center from 6 — 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4.
LYFCA has also announced a new online registation form. Anyone interested in signing up may do so by logging on to www.laconiachiefs.com and clicking on the 2011 Registation link.
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Consider changing the rules of a game or agreeing to different terms in a relationship. It’s also an auspicious time to make new arrangements with a boss, colleague, client or customer. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will benefit from self-parenting. For instance, you may make a deal with yourself that you can “play” after you’ve cleaned your room or finished your “homework.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Let your inner confidence show in your style of speaking. If you are too selfeffacing, your credibility may be called into question. Talk with certainty, and others will be certain of you, as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will effectively integrate two parts of your life that don’t always fit nicely together -- for instance, your work with your family life, or your leisure with your work. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Research an influential person you would like to know. The future holds an encounter. If you say the right thing, this person will not only show you the ropes, but will also pull a few strings. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 31). You’ll be highly motivated, and once you get in motion, you will be determined to succeed one way or another. Through the next three months, your social life will bustle along at a busy, happy clip. April is romantic, and May brings a financial bonus. In July, you’ll alternate between tranquility and adventure. Capricorn and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 42, 14, 3, 10 and 17.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The omens suggest that it may be just as easy to make a big change as it is to make a small one. So, as long as you are envisioning a change, it may as well be dramatic. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Once you accept the way things are, you have power over the situation. So consider dropping your resistance. Why struggle? Come to terms with the way things are, and you’ll be instantly influential. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your creativity and intelligence will stretch into new realms. You’ll apply what you learned in one area of life to a completely different subject and have success. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sometimes the prize goes to the one who deserves it most. Other times the prize goes to the one who thinks to ask for it. Take a chance, and ask for what you want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A relationship is improving. It may feel like you are coasting along together. Enjoy this mellow, harmonious state. You have an especially easy time getting to know Gemini and Libra people. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have an excellent eye for what is going right in the world. Share your upbeat observations with anyone who will listen. Your optimism will have farreaching repercussions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you don’t have a mentor yet, this will be a fine day to find one. Others are receptive to your charm and will find it easy to spot your talent and take note of the rich potential in you.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, March 31, the 90th day of 2011. There are 275 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson shocked the country by announcing at the conclusion of a broadcast address on Vietnam that he would not seek re-election. On this date: In 1889, French engineer Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion. In 1917, the United States took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark. In 1933, Congress approved, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed, the Emergency Conservation Work Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1943, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” opened on Broadway. In 1949, Newfoundland (now called Newfoundland and Labrador) entered confederation as Canada’s tenth province. In 1976, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Ann Quinlan, who was in a persistent vegetative state, could be disconnected from her respirator. (Quinlan, who remained unconscious, died in 1985.) In 1991, the Warsaw Pact spent the last day of its existence as a military alliance. In 1995, Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. In 2005, Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a wrenching right-to-die dispute. One year ago: President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska to oil drilling. A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on the Moscow subway two days earlier that claimed 40 lives; the claim came hours after two more suicide bombers struck in the southern Russian province of Dagestan, killing a dozen people. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Peggy Rea is 90. Actor William Daniels is 84. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe is 83. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 77. Actress Shirley Jones is 77. Country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is 77. Musician Herb Alpert is 76. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 71. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is 71. Actor Christopher Walken is 68. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 66. Former Vice President Al Gore is 63. Author David Eisenhower is 63. Actress Rhea Perlman is 63. Actor Ed Marinaro is 61. Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 56. Actor Marc McClure is 54. Actor William McNamara is 46. Actor Ewan (YOO’-en) McGregor is 40.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Laconia School District Education Fair showcasing student learning. All three elementary schools will be open from 5:30 to 6:30, the middle school from 6:15 to 7:15 and the high school from 7 to 8. Poems of Robert Frost clebrated with a public reading at Plymouth State University. 7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts. Free tickets at 535-2787. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (portrayed by Elean Dodd) appears at the Meredith Public Library. A one-woman show at 6:30 p.m. 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. 4 to 6 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 children 18 to 36 months. Sing songs, share stories and move to music. Sign-up in the Children’s Room. Brown Bag Bood Discussion at the Gilford Public Library. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert. (There will be another discussion of the same book from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.) Tales For Tails at the Gilford Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. All children are invited to choose a book and read to “Brady” the Maltese, one of the library’s fabulous furry friends.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1 Hypnotist Paul Ramsay performing at the Laconia High School auditorium to benefit the marching band. 7 p.m. $10. Winni Players Youth Ensemble production of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” at the Winnipseaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7 p.m. For tickets call 366-7377. www.winniplayhouse.org. “An Evening with Opera Singers, Saints & Sirens” at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University . 7 p.m. Presented by students in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. For tickets call 525-2887. One-hour workshop on “Domestic Violence Prevention 101”, hosted by The Family Violence Prevention Council. 8 a.m. at the Taylor Community’s Woodside building in Laconia. For more information call 528-6511. “The Bachelor King”, a hilarious spoof of reality TV shows, presented on stage by Belmont Middle School students. 6 p.m. $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 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. Indoor climbing wall drop-in time at Meredith Community Center. 6 to 8 p.m. Climb Mt. Meredith, a 24-ft. indoor climbing wall. $1 per person. Please pay at the front desk. 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. (Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) Drop-In Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For children 2-5. Sign songs, listen to a story and create a craft. No sign-up necessary. Knit Wits gathering at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome.
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Opening day for landlocked salmon/lake trout ﬁshing is Friday, April 1 CONCORD — The start of New Hampshire’s open-water fishing season on landlocked salmon/lake trout-managed lakes — the true start of spring for many Granite State anglers — is Friday, April 1. The NH Fish and Game Department manages 15 lakes for landlocked salmon: Big Dan Hole Pond, First and Second Connecticut Lakes, Conway Lake, Lake Francis, Merrymeeting Lake, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, Big and Little Squam Lakes, Sunapee Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam Lake, and Nubanusit Lake. Pleasant Lake in New London also is managed for landlocked salmon, but is classified as a trout pond, with a 2011 opening date of April 23. Due to an “old-fashioned winter” and the effects of a recent thaw, the flows in the Winnipesaukee River system — which drives the early season salmon fisheries in Winnipesaukee, Opechee, Winnisquam and Silver lakes — have increased. Anglers should seek out high-flow areas for a chance at “dropdown” salmon (and rainbow trout). Traditional areas include the Lake-
port Dam/Opechee Lake, the Winnipesaukee River through Laconia to Dixon Point at Lake Winnisquam, and Lochmere Dam at Silver Lake. The Newfound River in Bristol offers great fly-fishing-only water that can often produce drop-down rainbows and salmon. Because of icy conditions, NH Fish and Game’s new boat access facility on the Winnipesaukee River in downtown Laconia, offering great access to Winnisquam Lake, will not be open on April 1. The ramp will re-open as soon as weather conditions permit. Boaters and anglers are urged to use caution at all boat ramps as the remnants of winter ice persist. For updates, visit www.fishnh.com. Additionally, several popular Winnipesaukee shore fishing locations exist at the Merrymeeting River (fly-fishing-only, barbless, catch and release), and the mouth of the Merrymeeting River as it enters Alton Bay, downstream of the famous stone arch bridge. Other good sites to visit include the Weirs Channel in Laconia, Long Island Bridge in Moultonbor-
MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
By virtue of a power of sale contained in a certain mortgage deed given by NEWFOUND RIVER, LLC, a New Hampshire Limited Liability Company with an address of 330 N. Mayhew Turnpike, Hebron, NH 03241-7512 to MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK, 24 NH Route 25, P.O. Box 177, Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, 03253, dated August 3, 2005, and recorded on August 4, 2005 in the Grafton County Registry of Deeds at Book 3174, Page 880, (the “Mortgage”) the holder of said mortgage, pursuant to and in execution of said powers, and for breach of conditions of said mortgage deed dated August 3, 2005, (and the Note secured thereby of near or even date, and related documents) and for the purpose of foreclosing the same shall sell at PUBLIC AUCTION On April 8, 2011 at 12:00 o’clock in the afternoon, pursuant to N.H. R.S.A. 479:25, on the premises herein described being located at 496 Lake Street, Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire, being all and the same premises more particularly described in the Mortgage. TERMS OF SALE: Said premises will be sold subject to (i) all unpaid taxes and liens, whether or not of record; (ii) mortgages, liens, attachments and all other encumbrances and rights, titles and interests of third persons which are entitled to precedence over the Mortgages; and (iii) any other matters affecting title of the Mortgagor to the premises disclosed herein. DEPOSITS: Prior to commencement of the auction, all registered bidders shall pay a deposit in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). At the conclusion of the auction of the premises, the highest bidder’s deposit, if such high bidder’s bid is accepted by the Bank, shall immediately be paid to the Bank and shall be held by the Bank subject to these Terms of Sale. All deposits required hereunder shall be made in cash or by check to the order of the Bank, which is acceptable to the Bank in its sole and absolute discretion. WARRANTIES AND CONVEYANCE: The Bank shall deliver a Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed of the Real Estate to the successful bidder accepted by the Bank within forty-five (45) days from the date of the foreclosure sale, upon receipt of the balance of the Purchase Price in cash or check acceptable to Bank. The Real estate will be conveyed with those warranties contained in the Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed, and no others. FEDERAL TAX LIEN: The property to be sold may be subject to a tax lien of the United States of America Internal Revenue Service. Unless this lien is released after sale, the sale may be subject to the right of the United States of America to redeem the lands and premises on or before 120 daysfrom the date of the sale. BREACH OF PURCHASE CONTRACT: If any successful bidder fails to complete the contract of sale resulting from the Bank’s acceptance of such successful bidder’s bid, such successful bidder’s deposit may, at the option of the Bank, be retained as full liquidated damages or may be held on account of the damages actually suffered by the Bank. If such deposit is not retained as full liquidated damages, the Bank shall have all of the privileges, remedies and rights available to the Bank at law or in equity due to such successful bidder’s breach of the contract of sale. Notice of the election made hereunder by the Bank shall be given to a defaulting successful bidder within 50 days after the date of the public auction. If the Bank fails to notify a defaulting successful bidder of which remedy the Bank has elected hereunder, the Bank shall be conclusively deemed to have elected to be holding the deposit on account of the damages actually suffered by the Bank. Upon any such default, Meredith Village Savings Bank shall have the right to sell the property to any back up bidder or itself. AMENDMENT OF TERMS OF SALE: The Bank reserves the right to amend or change the Terms of Sale set forth herein by announcement, written or oral, made prior to the commencement of the public auction. ORIGINAL MORTGAGE DEED: The original mortgage instrument may be examined by any interested person at the main office of Meredith Village Savings Bank, 24 NH Route 25, Meredith, New Hampshire, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during the business week. NOTICE TO THE MORTGAGOR, ANY GRANTEE OF THE MORTGAGOR AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING A LIEN OR OTHER ENCUMBRANCE ON THE PREMISES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. For further information respecting the aforementioned foreclosure sale, contact James R. St. Jean Auctioneers, 45 Exeter Rd., PO Box 400, Epping NH 03042, 603-743-4348. Dated this the 11th day of March 2011. MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK By Its Attorneys Minkow & Mahoney Mullen, P.A. By: Peter J. Minkow, Esq. 4 Stevens Ave., Suite 3 P.O. Box 235 Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6511 Publication Dates: March 17, 24 & 31, 2011.
ough, Governors Island Bridge in Gilford, Smith River inlet at Wolfeboro Bay, and Meredith and Center Harbor town docks. At these locations, everything from smelt, shiners, and worms under a slip bobber to small jigs will take salmon as well as rainbows. When fishing in the few open water areas, ice-out salmon are successfully caught by trolling with everything from spoons (such as DB Smelt, Sutton, Mooselook, Top Gun, and Smelt Gun) to traditional streamer flies (for example, Maynard’s Marvel, Pumpkinhead, Mickey Finn, Joe’s Smelt, and the countless Grey Ghost variations), and an early season favorite, live smelt, or shiners. Most early season fish are caught from the surface to about 15 feet down, with everything from planer board set-ups to the simplest of monofilament flat lines 50 — 150 feet behind the boat. When the wind kicks in, drifting live smelt or shiners in the waves can be highly effective. New for 2011, on certain salmon/lake trout lakes, only single hooks for bait while trolling is allowed. This includes Squam, Newfound, Sunapee, Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam lakes. Please refer to the 2011 Freshwater Fishing Digest for a complete list of waters. To ensure the future of high-quality landlocked salmon fisheries, anglers must take extra care when releasing salmon, as the percentage of hook-wounded fish continues to be a problem. Hook wounded/scarred fish are significantly shorter and poorer in body condition than non-hook-
wounded counterparts of the same age. Using rubber nets and proper release techniques (for example, don’t “shake” fish off the hook) — and releasing lightly hooked healthy salmon, while choosing to harvest previously hook-wounded fish — are ways to minimize the negative effects of hook wounding, thereby increasing the number of trophy salmon available in the future. To that end, the NH Fish and Game Department, with assistance from the angling public, has embarked on a new program to ensure that the Granite State’s landlocked salmon fishery will endure into the future. Anglers may learn more about protecting the landlocked salmon fishery at a free talk at the NH Fish and Game Department at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8. No pre-registration needed. Inland Fisheries Division Chief Steve Perry and Large Lakes Fisheries biologists Don Miller and John Viar will introduce the Landlocked Salmon Anglers’ Pledge — a cooperative, volunteer effort to help sustain quality landlocked salmon fisheries in New Hampshire’s large lakes. Free pledge brochures and promotional decals will be available. NH fishing licenses may be purchased online at www.fishnh.com, or from any Fish and Game license agent. Annual resident fishing licenses are $35. Resident one-day licenses are $10. Annual nonresident fishing licenses are $53. One-, threeand seven-day nonresident licenses are also available.
LACONIA — The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation invites girls in need of a prom dress to the 5th Annual “Gowns for Girls” event at Franklin Parks and Recreation from 1 — 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. The Foundation is giving away donated dresses to those in need of
something glamorous to wear on Prom night. This is a one-day first-comefirst-served event that will feature guest appearances and refreshments throughout the afternoon. Groups of five or more are requested to R.S.V.P. in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLYMOUTH — The PBS documentary “Pushing the Elephant,” exploring ethnic violence, escape, and hope, will be screened at Plymouth State University’s Boyd Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. This film, part of PBS’ “Independent Lens” series, is being screened as part of PSU’s “Community Cinema” series and will be followed by a discussion. When civil war came to Rose Mapendo’s Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose managed
to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future. Rose’s journey from victim in wartorn Africa to refugee in America is told in the “Pushing the Elephant.” The public is invited and encouraged to engage in the conversation following the film. For more information, call 535-2525.
Prom dresses available from Faith, Hope and Love at Franklin Parks and Recreation on Saturday, April 2
Documentary screening and discussion at PSU on April 5 to explore ethnic violence, escape, and hope
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Dear Annie: I desperately need someone to tell me whether or not I am crazy. My husband and I live in an upscale neighborhood. He has met most of the neighbors by walking our dog. Last year, a neighbor moved out and rented his home to a couple with two little children and two dogs. As my husband walked our dog, the woman came out with hers, and the dogs played while my husband and “Jennifer” got acquainted. He is 71, and she is 46. I am recovering from breast cancer and at that time was so weak from chemo and radiation that I could barely walk to the bathroom. But I did notice that my husband was now walking our dog 20 times a day. I suspected it was to see Jennifer, but I’m not the jealous type and said nothing. When I was ready to build up my stamina, I told my husband I wanted to walk with him. I led him in a direction that did not go past Jennifer’s house, but he steered me the other way. She came running out and said, “Thank you for the email. It made my day.” They talked as if I weren’t there, and it was apparent that my husband had a huge crush on her. He started showering, putting on fresh clothes and combing his hair before taking the dog for a walk. As soon as Jennifer saw him, she’d come running out of her house, dressed in tight miniskirts and revealing tops. I told my husband this was too much and that the e-mailing had to stop. His initial reaction was to open a new, private e-mail account. I finally gave him a piece of my mind, and he promised not to walk by Jennifer’s house again. Apparently, he kept his word, because she asked where he’s been. I told her she was to have no further contact and threatened to speak to her husband about it. We have heard no more from her. I think I nipped some-
thing in the bud, but my husband tells me I’m crazy. My son thinks Jennifer was playing games with his father. Should I have handled it differently? -- Kentucky Dear Kentucky: Jennifer was flirting with your husband, who was flattered and infatuated. It may not have gone any further, but your aggravation levels would have shot through the roof. We think you handled it just fine. Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 70s, retired and on an extremely low fixed income. We have no savings. We barely have enough money for food and medicine. Our daughter is a professional who earns more than double what we make. However, every month, we have to help with her utilities. In the past, we’ve given her large sums of money that we had to borrow. With medical costs going up, how can we get her to stop relying on us financially? -- Drained Dry Dear Drained: You must close the Bank of Mom and Dad. Tell your daughter you are so sorry, but you cannot afford to give her any more money. She will learn to take care of her own finances only when she is forced to. There is no reward for putting yourselves in the poor house so she can remain irresponsible. Dear Annie: I have a simple solution for “Forgotten in California,” whose co-workers forgot her birthday when she returned from vacation. In our office, we all take turns with this responsibility. It works like this: You must get the card and cake for the person whose birthday falls before yours, and then the person whose birthday comes after yours brings the cake on your birthday. We have a chart with everyone’s birthdays and their “cake baker’s name” so no one has the chance to forget. It has worked out perfectly. -- Never Forgotten
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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: PRIVATE PARTY ADS ONLY (FOR SALE, LOST, AUTOS, ETC.), MUST RUN TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS, 15 WORDS MAX. ADDITIONAL WORDS 10¢ EACH PER DAY. REGULAR RATE: $2 A DAY; 10¢ PER WORD PER DAY OVER 15 WORDS. PREMIUMS: FIRST WORD CAPS NO CHARGE. ADDITIONAL BOLD, CAPS AND 9PT TYPE 10¢ PER WORD PER DAY. CENTERED WORDS 10¢ (2 WORD MINIMUM) TYPOS: CHECK YOUR AD THE FIRST DAY OF PUBLICATION. SORRY, WE WILL NOT ISSUE CREDIT AFTER AN AD HAS RUN ONCE. DEADLINES: NOON TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR THE DAY OF PUBLICATION. PAYMENT: ALL PRIVATE PARTY ADS MUST BE PRE-PAID. WE ACCEPT CHECKS, VISA AND MASTERCARD CREDIT CARDS AND OF COURSE CASH. THERE IS A $10 MINIMUM ORDER FOR CREDIT CARDS. CORRESPONDENCE: TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL OUR OFFICES 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 527-9299; SEND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER WITH AD COPY TO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN,65 WATER STREET, LACONIA, NH 03246 OR STOP IN AT OUR OFFICES ON 65 WATER STREET IN LACONIA. OTHER RATES: FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS CALL 527-9299.
German Shepherd Collie mix. Female, 4 months old, up to date on shots $500. 528-9448
2003 Subaru Legacy- Loaded with extras, 91K miles, excellent condition! $5,500 OBO. 393-8535
Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813
2004 Buick Rendezvous- All Wheel drive, 98K Miles, Blue Book $6,800 asking $5,800. 455-8844
$500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apartments in Laconia. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2 & 3-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 & $850 + utilities; Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185.
1966 MUSTANG COUP-Rebuilt motor, Great Condition. Mostly restored. $9,500 455-6296 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee132K, 4-Wheel Drive, leather, automatic, loaded with options! $2,095 OBO. Call Scott at 603-369-0494 1997 Green Honda Accord 2 dr. new winter tires, great shape, inspected, 126K miles.$3800 call 387-0927 1999 Chrysler Sebring- 73K Miles, new tires, runs great. $3,200. 455-6296 2001 Ford F-150 4X4 Extended Cab. 105K miles, V8 needs a little tlc...runs great! Green & tan, remote start, a/c, power windows, locks. First $5,000 takes it! Needs battery & rear axle seal. 455-3361
2008 KIA SPECTRA SX-5- 60K Miles, one owner, clear title, motivated seller, $8,500/BO (603) 630-4294 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.
Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. JUNK Cars and Trucks wanted. $100 and up CASH PAID. No titles needed. Immediate pick up. 366-5402 Chuck Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813
KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS Monday, April 4, 2011 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm Log on to: www.auctionzip.com ID#5134, for 350 photos Original 1940’s Coke cooler in great shape, 1880 Mayo’s tob ad mirror, Roycroft bowl, Tiffany clock, silver saki cup, 1903 Auto map, lots of railroad ephemera, Marvels cig ad, military medals & uniforms, Brescia rifle with bayonet,Rogers Aston bronze, Shaker Items; 1895 United Society of Believers East Canterbury,N.H. Exposition,Memorial to Eldress D.A. Durgin [Sanbornton,N.H. 1825] and Eldress J.J. Kaime [Barnstead,N.H. 1826], other Shaker photos, of special interest; The American Shakers broadside bearing the teachings of Ann Lee, Canterbury Shakers linen box,Baked Bean container, Waterbury Stove top clock, Carriage clock, 6000 wheat pennies, roll of Buffalo,roll of Indian Head,roll of 1938 Jefferson nickles, Kennedy halves, mint sets, rolls of wheat' s, 2 boxes of foreign, other misc., lots of sports cards:baseball, football, basketball, hockey, boxing cigarette cards,stereoview cards, magic lantern slides, railroad booklets, tickets, maps, photos, hundreds of postcards, lots of Jewelry, sev pieces of Jade.
Auction Held at 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. • 603-286-2028 firstname.lastname@example.org Lic # 2975, buyers premium, subject to reserves, errors, omissions & Auctioneer’s terms. Catered by Bev.
BOATS BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311. LAKE Winnisquam docks for rent 524-6662. Older 12 ft. aluminum boat. Double riveted seams, solid fishing boat. 5 hp. 4-stroke Honda motor, new, cost $1,799. Motor is like new, used only a couple of times in the last two years. Trailer is also included. $1,250. firm for all! Call 524-4153
Belmont: 1BR, economical gas heat, quietcountry setting, $595/month +utilities, security and references. 455-5848. CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $650/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.
FRANKLIN: 2BR Mobile home for rent, $700 plus utilities, Security deposit required, no dogs. 279-5846.
$126,000 loan 20% Interest Secured by real estate 60% LTV
Gilford-Small energy efficient 1 bedroom home. Walking distance from Village West & Gilford O.P.A. $850/Month plus utilities. 455-5956
12 Month terms. No Points-
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Child Care AFFORDABLE CARE- MOTHER of two has openings in her Laconia home, days only. Meals included. 527-8129
For Rent BELMONT at the Bypass, 2 bedroom, outstanding screened porch basement storage, $850 plus utilities security and references.
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. 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. GORGEOUS 1-Bedroom condo in Laconia. 1st floor, hardwood floors, open-concept, new appliances. $1,100/Month includes, heat/hot water, cable, Internet, washer/dryer, fitness room access. Not smoking/No pets. 630-8171 HOUSE Share, Country setting, Shaker Rd. $650 includes everything. Sec deposit and references
LACONIA 1-Bedroom - Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353
LAKE Winnipesaukee, Gilford, 4/15/11- 11/15/11. One bedroom cottage condo completely furnished. 2 loveseats in livingrm open to beds, shared dock, mooring for boat 25 or under, elec heat, ac, $800/ month plus utilities. Sec. deposit required. 603-293-7801.
LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837 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 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 wonderful 2 bedroom, close to hospital, town and Rte 106. Laundry, porch, modern kitchen, $750+ utilities. 455-0874. Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471 LACONIAApartment, with 1-large bedroom. $600/Month, heat & electricity included. No Pets/smoking. 520-4198 or 859-3841 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. FREE WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Roommate(s) wanted to share large apartment. 1 private room, washer/dryer, large yard, walk to downtown. $125/Week including Heat/Hot-water. Kids OK. 630-9226 LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419 LACONIA-Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly reduced to $160/Week. Newly painted, off street parking. Utilities not included. Available now. References & $650 Security deposit required. 1 Year lease. 603-524-3759 LACONIA: Studio apartment, $135/week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665. 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: 1-Bedroom apt. 3rd floor. Off-street parking for one. Rent $580/monthly or $135/weekly. Also 2-room apartment on 2nd, $560/Month or $130/Week. Both include utilities. Security 2-weeks rent. email@example.com 934-7358 LACONIA: Charming 1-Bedroom, 1st floor apartment in great neighborhood. Large yard, parking, washer/dryer hookups, $685/Month + utilities. 524-2453.
LAKEPORT lake view, 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms, includes washer/ dryer and 2 car parking $190/ week. 4 weeks sec. deposit, 1st weeks rent in advance. No dogs, no smoking, references, credit check a must, leave message for Bob Thurston Real Estate, 781-283-0783. LAKEPORT: 3 bedroom, $260/wk utilities included, parking. Security deposit and references required. No Dogs. 524-4428 MEREDITH 1-2 bedroom apartments & mobile homes. $650-$800/ month + utilities. No pets. 279-5846 MEREDITH Neck, 2 bedroom Cape, washer/ dryer hookup, deck, $725/ month plus utilities, sec deposit required. 455-2831. MEREDITH- Newly remodeled roomy two-bedroom on two levels near downtown Meredith. Hardwood floors, ample storage, heat included. Non-smoker/No pets. References/Security required. $850/Month. 455-4075 Moultonborough-Center Harbor- 2 bedroom energy efficient home, walking distance from super market. $950/Month plus utilities. 455-9313 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.
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: Furnished Room for Rent in the country, cable/internet, washer/dryer included. $125/week. No smokers. 934-3345. NORTHFIELD: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, both on 1st floor and with direct access to basement with coin-op laundry, $215 & $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 TILTON- DOWNTOWN. Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150 weekly, includes all. 286-4391. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.
LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: why rent a room when you can have your own efficiency apartment from $130-$140/wk utilities included. Security deposit and references required. No Dogs. 524-4428
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: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $160/Week. Most include Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510.
LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Security deposit & references. 455-6662.
MEREDITH- In-Town apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick
8 FT. POOL TABLE -Very good condition. Extra cues & accesso-
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Help Wanted LACONIA HARLEY-DAVIDSON
AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”.
is offering an Exciting Sales Opportunity for Motivated and High Energy People. Sales experience is preferred but not required. Great pay with Benefits available. Please apply online at www.laconiaharley.com.
BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 CASH for old guns & ammo, hunting knives, military. 528-0247 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 FIREWOOD cut not split $125 cd, cut and split $175 cd delivered. Also treework, logging, landclearing, 30 yrs exp and ins. 393-8416 or 524-7416, prompt professional service Hay for sale. Horse and cow hay and mulch hay. $4/Bale. Sanborton, NH. Call 603-286-4844 or 603-630-8642. Jett III Ultra Power Wheelchair. Like new $2,500. Antique radios 744-6107. LACONIA 2BR apt first floor, $900 util not incl, no pets, sec dep and refs. 520-5171 RASCAL 326 Power Chair: Like new, $3,500. Includes ramp. Call John at 253-9863 or 455-9863. SALE Thrifty Yankee- Route 25 Meredith. 279-0607. Across from ILHS Open 9am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday. 50% Winter! SOLAR Energy Tanning bed. Used 1 season. Paid $1,700 asking $1,000 firm. Bulbs are good for 3-years. Shes a beauty! 707-9843 Wanted-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
Beautiful Queen or Full Mattress Set. Luxury firm European pillow-top. New in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763
Live-in manager for small campground in Weirs Beach. Great opportunity for person who makes a nice appearance, has good people skills, and is computer literate. Must be able to handle cash and record keeping. Also possibility for husband and wife team, one to do maintenance. Call 603-366-2222 or send resume to fax 508-650-9915 or e-mail
Help Wanted PLATINUM Salon and Spa is looking for an experienced stylist with clientele to join our team. Call 524-7724.
AutoServ of Tilton has an opening for a Service Writer. With Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan and VW at the same location we are busy! This is a full time position, with salary plus monthly bonus opportunities and a complete benefit package included. We offer health, dental, life and disability insurance along with 401K, personal days and vacation. Experience preferred but will consider training the right person, previous automotive experience is a must. Email confidential resume to cavanaught@AutoServNH.com
EXPERIENCED CASHIERS Must have minimum of 5 years experience.
Flexible Hours Please apply in person. Ellacoya Country Store Gilford EXPERIENCED Hair Stylist: Looking for a change? We have an opening for a full time stylist. Must be able to work Saturdays and at least 1 evening. Great location and parking. Great, talented people to work with. Call today for a confidential interview. The Hair Factory Salon & Day Spa, Gilford, NH, 603-527-1005 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Looney Bin Bar & Grill Now Hiring
Bartenders Must be available Days & Weekends Please Apply In Person 554 Endicott St. North Weirs Beach
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
All Positions Apply in person:
CJ Avery’s WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE YOU!!!
BRETT’S ELECTRIC Fast, Reliable Master Electricians. No Job Too small, Lowest Rates, Top Quality. SAVE THIS AD and get 10% OFF JOB. Call 520-7167.
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
Instruction FLYFISHING LESSONS
on private trout pond. FFF certified casting instructor. Gift cert. available. (603)356-6240. www.mountainviewflyfishing.c om New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 286-4121
Fireside Inn and Suites is looking for a person to fil a front desk position. Willing to work full-time in peak season and part-time in off-peak season, weekends a must. Must be energetic, reliable, flexible and good with people, also must have good skills with calculator, computer and be able to multi-task. Experience in hospitality industry a plus. Come in and fill out an application today. 17 Harris Shore Rd. Gilford, NH 03249.
Cooks & Kitchen Prep. Seasonal Positions, Experienced. Laconia, NH. email@example.com 603-756-4578 Ext 99
Help Wanted $1,000 sign-on bonus for Certified Nissan and Ford Diesel technicians. AutoServ of Tilton is interviewing for experienced and Certified New Car Automotive Technicians. With Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan and VW at the same location we are busy! If you are certified in another brand, we would consider cross training you. This would be full time with complete benefit package included. We offer health, dental, life and disability insurance along with 401K, personal days and vacation. Email confidential resume to cavanaught@AutoServNH.com
Harris Family Furniture is NH's premier Furniture retailer and we are growing. We are looking for a dynamic sales person, who has previous furniture sales experi ence. This position is at our Laconia loca tion.
Please forward your resume to:
or apply in person at Harris Family Furniture, 460 Union Ave, Laconia
Mobile Homes GILFORD: 55+ Park, 2-Bedroom w/carport, beach access, excellent condition, updated furnace, with appliances, $23,900. 524-4816.
Motorcycles 2000 XL1200C Sportster. Under 18,000 miles. Runs Great $4,800. B/O. Call 677-6721
Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. LACONIA MOTORBIKE THINK SPRING! BEAT THE RUSH! Have your motorcycle serviced now! Pete Dyer • 527-9275. Frank Bean Rd. Laconia The Premier Motorbike Shop in the Lakes Region
Free SEELY Posturpedic matching queen mattress and box spring. Good Condition. 279-9062.
T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 HOUSECLEANING Experienced, dependable and insured, weekly bi-weekly or monthly. Will run errands. Call Pauline 707-0726. JAYNES Painting is now Ruels Painting. Same great service! Jason Ruel Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! 393-0976
Help Wanted is expanding due to record high production & demand for more JCS tours! Average rep. pay $25/hr, PT. Day Shift 8:30am-1:00pm. Night shift 4:15pm-10:00pm, Also full-time available. Must have good communication skills. Lots of fun, no experience needed. JCS is the industry leader, providing tours to Inn Season, Sterling, Tradewind, Windham, and FantaSea Resorts.
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.
PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING
FULL-TIME Experienced (2-3 years minimum) Breakfast/Lunch cook with/references. Apply at Main St. Station Diner, Plymouth, NH
Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
HALF Moon Motel, Weirs Beach,
Our Customers Dont get Soaked!
MASONRY: Custom stonework, brick/block, patios, fireplaces, repairs/repointing. 726-8679, Paul.
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Patty Larkin to play at Lakes Region Community College offers The Flying Monkey ‘Young Children’s Special Needs’ course LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) will offer a summer course entitled “Young Children’s Special Needs” at the Early Learning Center starting Tuesday evening, May 24. Marti Ilg, executive director of Lakes Region Childcare Services (LRCS), will serve as course instructor. “LRCC’s partnership with LRCS is extremely valuable,” said Janet Kibbee, LRCC Early Childhood Education (ECE) program coordinator. “In addition to the ECE summer Special Needs course, LRCC uses the Laconia Early Learning Center for field trips and observations, holding weekly Practicum classes where students work directly with the young children there.” “It is important for ECE students to learn in the environments where they will be working,” said Ilg. “What students are reading in the textbook is what they will be seeing, hearing, and experiencing firsthand at the Laconia Early Learning Center. Guest speakers are all around us, ready and willing to enrich learning opportunities.” For additional information, call Professor Kibbee at 524-3207 or LRCC Admissions Director Wayne Fraser.
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Patty Larkin brings 25th Anniversary Tour to The Flying Monkey Performance Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. (Courtesy photo)
PLYMOUTH — Acclaimed singer-songwriter Patty Larkin will bring her 25th Anniversary Tour to The Flying Monkey Performance Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8. The Boston-based artist has been described by Performing Songwriter magazine as “a drop dead brilliant guitar player, a richly textural singer, a commanding, poetic songwriter, [and] a hilarious and personable entertainer.” In 2010, Larkin released a collection of 25 “unplugged” love songs in celebration of 25 years in the recording industry. The collection features “artists I’ve admired and been inspired by ... renegades and troubadors, humorists and historians, singers who have stopped me in my tracks and made me aware of beauty and passion and joy.” A “remarkable guitarist and imaginative and versatile vocalist” (Chicago Tribune), Larkin “has evolved into one of the finest self-accompanists anywhere in popular music” (Boston Globe) whose work “comparable to the best of Bonnie Rait and Lucinda Williams” (New York Times). Tickets to Patty Larkin’s 25th Anniversary performance are $25 for Reserved Orchestra, Tables, and Balcony; $30 for Gold Circle. Tickets may be purchased online at www.flyingmonkeynh.com or by calling the box office at 536-2551. Dinner is available from 6 – 7 p.m. at an additional charge. Advanced reservations for the dining section are required. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Free Seasons Best Cookbook to host with any qualifying party in March. Debbie Bauer 387-7383
AT RIGHT: Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Early Childhood Education (ECE) program coordinator Janet Kibbee (right) joins Lakes Region Childcare Services (LRCS) executive director Marti Ilg (left), at the Laconia Early Learning Center where Ilg will be teaching LRCC’s Young Children’s Special Needs course this summer starting Tuesday evening, May 24. (Courtesy photo)
Genesis Behavioral Health to host advocacy meetings for clients, staff & community April 4, 5, 7
LACONIA — In response to the budget recommended by the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Genesis Behavioral Health will host a series of advocacy meetings for clients, staff, and the community on April 4, 5, and 7. An Advocacy for Children meeting will be held at 771 North Main Street in Laconia at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4. An Advocacy for Adults meeting will be held at 111 Church Street in Laconia at noon on Tuesday, April 5. An Advocacy for All meeting will be held at 599 Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. The proposed budget will dramatically cut essential health and human services — including the community mental health system — and will directly
affect Genesis Behavioral Health’s ability to provide medically necessary services to the indigent and Medicaid recipients in the Lakes Region. “Advocacy is more important now than ever before,” commented Maggie Pritchard, executive director of Genesis Behavioral Health. “However, stigma for people with mental illness is real, and makes advocating for oneself in this system much more difficult. At Genesis, we support and encourage our patients to find their own voice and break down the barriers.” Light refreshments will be served at all three advocacy sessions. For more information, call Kristen Welch, director of Development and Communications, at 524-1100.
LACONIA — The Opechee Garden Club will host a club favorite, “Art ‘n Bloom,” at the Gilford Public Library Thursday, April 7 — Saturday, April 9. With “art is in the eye of the beholder” as inspiration, members have interpreted a piece of artwork of their choice — a painting, sculpture, or print, using their own art or that of a local artist. They then use
their imagination and using natural flowers, fruits, plants, a drape of material, or a pewter tankard coupled with form, color, shape or texture, create their own unique interpretation of the artwork. Chairs Carolyn Temmallo and Carmel Lancia invite the public to behold the creations, on exhibit during library hours. For more information, call 293-2877.
Opechee Garden Club to host ‘Art ‘n Bloom’ at Gilford Pubic Library April 4 through 7
Free technology training program offered by Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at Mill Falls April 6 Supreme Clean Commercial/ Residential Professional Window Cleaning and Non-Toxic Cleaning Services. Free Quotes! 603-855-2135 CALL THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, water damage/drywall repairs. 455-6296.
Storage Space CLEAN DRY Storage Easy access. $85/ month. 520-4465.
Wanted To Buy BUYING old books, maps, and letters. 630-0675
MEREDITH — The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a free technology training program to be held at Mill Falls from 3:30 — 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. The seminar will feature Ryan Barton from Mainstay Technologies, who will offer practical actionable steps that any manager — no matter their technological knowledge — can take to maximize IT budgets, reduce the stress of managing IT, and improve
the use of technology in one’s organization. The session will be devoted to exploring a number of often overlooked ways in which organizations can utilize the latest technological solutions to cost-effectively attain their organizational goals, whether that be to increase profitability or provide more effective services. The program is open to all in the business community. Those planning to attend should call the Chamber at 279-6121.
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The Laconia Daily Sun, March 31, 2011