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Tempers boil at Gilford School Board meeting Talk of tax caps & electioneering brings tensions to surface BY GAIL OBER


GILFORD — Even though School Board members maintain a public comment period held near the end of school board meetings is not a “question and answer session,” when challenged last night during comment time, Chair Kurt Webber sharply defended the right of Superintendent Kent

Hemingway to work and speak openly on a position statement to appear on the school district’s Website espousing the Board’s stance against a proposed tax cap. Kurt Webber also took offense when Kevin Leandro challenged the numbers provided by Hemingway about how much the school budget has risen or numbers provided by a budget committee member

about the past five years of budgets. “I really don’t like to be called dishonest,” he said when Leandro accused him and Hemingway of lying about the amount of increases the school budget has seen since in the past few years. All public comment at the Gilford School Board happens during the end of the meeting and is often the last agenda item. It happens after most of the decisions are already made see SCHOOL page 12

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LACONIA — Although intended to elicit suggestions for improving mobility for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians downtown, improving “visitability” emerged as the foremost theme of a community conversation, facilitated by Lakes Region Listens, at the Belknap Mill last night. Lakes Region Listens was established under the auspices of the Lakes Region United Way as an affiliate of New Hampshire Listens and is led by a steering committee. Its mission is “to facilitate informed and meaningful community dialogue on critical issues.” see MOBILITY page 10

Aichinger’s status as Gilford resident to be investigated BY GAIL OBER


GILFORD - Supervisors of the checklist voted unanimously Saturday morning to investigate concerns raised by resident Joe Wernig regarding whether or not tax cap proponent and town Budget Committee candidate Barbara Aichinger is a legal resident of Gilford. Aichinger lists her address as Edgewater Drive in the Governor’s Island section of Gilford. A self-described fiscal conservative, she has been one of the lead spokespeople of four

petitioned warrant articles, including one that will enact a tax cap and a second that will allow the Budget Committee to develop the default budget rather than the Board of Selectman. Both warrant articles are also on the School District annual warrant. Wernig presented his concerns at a meeting attended by the checklist supervisors, Selectman’s Chair John O’Brien and a reporter from the Daily Sun Saturday. As evidence, Wernig said he found two listings for each of her Edgewater properties on the Internet advertising each for sale or rent.


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NEW YORK (AP) — Qazi Qayyoom, an imam in Queens, says he believes the New York Police Department is keeping his community safe, and if that means some Muslims are monitored, so be it. “The police, they come to us and say, ‘Is everything OK? How can we help you?” he said Monday. “They are not trying to hurt us. For this, I want to say thank you and tell them I support them.” Qayyoom and about three dozen other people on Monday attended the first rally held by Muslims in support of the NYPD following a series of Associated Press stories detailing the police department’s secret surveillance of mosques, Muslimowned businesses and college campuses across the Northeast since Muslim extremists attacked the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, killing thousands of people. The rally, held by the American Islamic Leadership see RALLY page 9

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Dakota and Alaska make Tuesday the busiest day of the primary season. Unlike previous Republican campaigns, when a primary winner would typically win all of a state’s delegates, allocations this year generally reflect the split in the popular vote. As a result, several candidates may be able to claim success once the Super Tuesday results are known. Romney kept his focus on the economy in a final sprint across Ohio, the state that has drawn the most attention and television advertising. Pre-primary polls show him with momentum in a close race with Santorum.

QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring Lebanon on Monday said they feared they would be slaughtered in their own homes as government forces hunted down opponents in a brutal offensive against the opposition stronghold of Homs. With world pressure at a peak in the boil-

ing crisis, U.S. Sen. John McCain called for airstrikes against Syria. He said the United States has a moral and strategic obligation to force out Assad and his loyalists. “The only realistic way to do so is with foreign airpower,” McCain said from the Senate floor. “The United States should lead an

international effort to protect key population centers in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad’s forces.” The U.N. refugee agency said Monday that as many as 2,000 Syrians crossed into Lebanon over the last two days to flee the see SYRIA page 13

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Biden meets with three Law stops Northern Pass from using eminent domain main contenders for Mexican presidency MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Mexico’s three main presidential candidates all share a vision of continued close cooperation with Washington, and used his brief visit south of the border to also knock down talk of drug legalization. Biden’s two-day trip to Mexico and Honduras comes amid calls by many of the region’s leaders to discuss decriminalizing drugs as a way to ease a vicious war on cartels that has left Latin America bloodied. “It’s worth discussing, but there is no possibility the Obama/Biden administration will change its policy on (drug) legalization,” he said after meeting with President Felipe Calderon. But the main purpose of his visit was to meet with the contenders in Mexico’s July 1 presidential elections to get a feel for future U.S.-Mexico relations. The U.S. has enjoyed an unprecedented level of cooperation with Calderon, whose administration has received hundreds of millions of dollars to wage a heavily militarized fight against drug cartels. Drug-related violence has killed at least 47,515 people in Mexico from December 2006, when Calderon launched his first anti-cartel offensive, through September 2011. Biden met Monday with Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolution Party; Josefina Vasquez Mota of the ruling National Action Party; and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the left-leaning Democratic Revolution Party. Calderon is not allowed to run again. Recent polls show a tightening race with Pena Nieto ahead, followed by Vasquez Mota and Lopez Obrador.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Northern Pass power project has been effectively blocked from using eminent domain by New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch’s approval of a law restricting its use. The new measures, signed into law by Lynch on Monday, prohibit public utilities from using eminent domain for projects not directly related to New Hampshire power needs, such as Northern Pass. “The use of eminent domain should be limited to projects designed to benefit the public as a whole,” Lynch said in statement. Northern Pass — the 180-mile transmission project to bring Canadian hydropower to southern New England — is hotly debated in the North Country, where residents say they were worried the project would attempt to use eminent domain to carve out the 40 miles it needs in the area. Northern Pass officials have said they have no intention of using eminent domain, nor is the project

dependent on it. Northern Pass Transmission, LLC, is composed of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR, two New Englandbased utility companies. The project would build, own and operate the transmission lines while leasing them to Hydro-Quebec to transmit 1,200 megawatts of electricity into the New England Power pool. Project critics say other states like Connecticut would benefit from the cheap hydropower, but the additional power is not vital to New Hampshire. The new law also establishes homeowner protections against any attempt to use eminent domain and creates a commission to develop policies for burying power lines. Under the new protections, an entity looking to use eminent domain must first successfully petition the Public Utilities Commission before broaching the subject with the property owner. Violations would be subject to a $25,000 fine.

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LETTERS Barry Borella will bring reasonable solutions to Center Harbor To the editor, The Center Harbor selectmen’s million-dollar proposal has hidden costs of increased insurance premiums, increased maintenance and increased utility bills. It also has the unknown financial consequences of meeting the goals set out in the town’s 2010 master plan, among one which is to expand police department staff and add another vehicle to the fleet. With current compensation packages for CHPD ranging from $82,100 to $100,234 and the cost of a new cruiser to be in the $50,000 range with proper equipment — along with additional insurance, maintenance and fuel costs, there are unknown financial consequences if this structure is built. It’s quite interesting that selectman candidate Barry Borella’s tax figures are similar to all numbers offered in rebuttal – they are different – all numbers presented are not consistent. However, no one has questioned Mr. Borella’s remarks that his opponent has a proven track record for supporting spending polices which plan to load our beautiful little town with millions in debt. That is because his opponent, former Selectman Richard Drenkhahn, spearheaded plans as selectman to

destruct Morrill Park and build a massive $1.7-million police station and parking lot in the middle of it; then, the next year, proposed plans to build a $1.3-million police station on private “lakeview” property. In regards to Morrill Park, it was former Selectman Drenkhahn who led the town’s legal battle against a fellow resident to alter the Morrill Park charitable trust under the doctrine of cy pres, costing residents over $40,000 in legal fees. Residents should be aware that in order for the doctrine of cy pres to be successful, the court has to determine that the trust property’s purpose is “wasteful, impractical or impossible”. In other words, former Selectman Drenkhahn declared Morrill Park, a generous gift from a proud Center Harbor resident and home to the Center Harbor footrace, to be “wasteful, impractical or impossible”. These are political philosophies the town can do without. Barry Borella is the candidate of choice. It can be through his passion and dedication to the town, with which we can finally achieve a reasonable solution to the space needs of our Police Department. Derek Kline Center Harbor

‘Yes’ votes on article 19 will combat milfoil in Moultonborough To the editor, How can you help keep the waters clean? Don’t throw trash into the lake. Dispose of household cleaners properly. SUPPORT the Moultonborough Milfoil Committee’s efforts with a vote of YES on budget article 19 at Town Meeting Saturday, March 17. Pick up any floating pieces of milfoil that you find and dispose of them away from the lake. Tell a Milfoil Committee member where you have seen milfoil growing. Contact information is on the town website on the Milfoil Committee page in the “VOLUNTEER TO HELP” link. Please be as precise as possible about the location, so we don’t sacrifice valuable time searching. Do NOT try to harvest the milfoil yourself. The entire root system needs to be removed and this requires a state-certified diver. You can actually do more harm by attempting to pull up the milfoil yourself. You, hopefully, have already read the articles about how milfoil infesta-

tions affects the entire towns property valuations and tax rates, so I will not repeat. I’ll just say that clean water is much nicer to swim, boat, recreate in and vacation at than milfoil clogged. We have started the long process of reducing the milfoil to manageable levels. We can already see a good improvement over the past two years. Our long-term goal is to move as thoroughly as possible to a non-herbicidal program. With over 70 miles of shoreline on the different water bodies to check, we need your help. Become a Weed Watcher and coordinate your efforts with the town effort. Adopt a section of waterfront to report on. Go out every 3-4 weeks and look for new growth and report it. Support warrant article 19, pick up floating fragments, consider becoming a weed watcher, and check your boat and trailer for fragments before putting into or taking it out of the water. Together we can control the milfoil. Al Hoch Moultonborough Milfoil Committee

Governance of Gilmanton District is broken and SB-2 is the fix To the editor, In reply to the recent letters about SB-2 and the Gilmanton School Board, John Funk states that the School Board wrote their letter as individuals, but in the very first sentence of their letter it states and I quote, “As members of your School Board”. When they met as a group and composed and signed that letter, was that a posted meeting of the board as it should have been? Another writer states that SB-2 has been defeated before but doesn’t state that it was defeated by a very small margin. Results of the School Ballot, March 8, 2011: 290 voted yes, 216 voted no. Three hundred four (304) yes votes were needed for the 60-percent majority. SB-2 lost by 14 votes.

Most of the reasons given as unfavorable to SB-2 are simply scare tactics and are not documented or proven. It’s easy to say that voters will not attend the school deliberative session and thus will be uninformed. Voters do not attend the school district meeting either and our school budget gets passed by a small attendance. Majorities of those attending either work for the school or benefit from the school in some way other then education. It’s broke and we need to fix it. Please vote yes for SB-2 on the Gilmanton School Ballot on March 13 and go to your last School District Meeting on March 24. Douglas Isleib Gilmanton Iron Works

LETTERS SB-2 won’t address the inordinate reliance on property taxes To the editor, I am writing to once again register my opposition to the SB-2 initiatives in Gilmanton. I opposed SB-2 for several years when I was a member of the Gilmanton School Board, some 10 years ago, and I still oppose it today. Also known as the Australian Ballot, I believe the decision making process created by SB-2 is bad for local governance. Proponents argue endlessly that it increases voter participation by enabling larger numbers of voters to turn out for a simple yes-no vote on town and school district budgets, as well as other warrant articles, on election day. But this participation is essentially meaningless if these voters have not taken the time to adequately acquaint themselves with the questions at hand. I believe on the whole such voters are not — nor can they be — adequately acquainted in towns where SB-2 is in place. Deliberative sessions in such towns have seen lower turn-outs than at the traditional town and district meetings. I believe these traditional meetings

are the best forum for voters to hear all sides of any given issue. These meetings can be lengthy, no doubt, but this time spent by the electorate is ultimately priceless. I believe many proponents of SB-2 simply do not want to dedicate the time it takes to be fully involved citizens on these two days in March. And I believe many others are simply looking for an easy (and secret) way of rejecting spending any increases and thereby thwarting local government initiatives in order to protect their pocketbooks. It should be apparent to all by now that the real problem we face is our necessary and inordinate reliance on the property tax, especially for funding local education. Instead of engaging in perennial civil tax wars in every town across the state, it would be nice if we could unite in favor of meaningful structural tax reform from Concord. Until such time, please let’s keep our Town and School District Meetings in Gilmanton. Hammond Brown Gilmanton

Guess what? SB-2 is working for dozens of NH school districts To the editor, On March 13, I am asking the citizens of Moultonboro to vote YES on warrant article 2 of the School District Ballot. Vote in favor of the official ballot form of town meeting. A vocal few would like to limit your ability to vote and be informed citizens at the Moultonboro Annual School District meeting. A recent letter to the editor had a number of misstatements about SB-2 which have proliferated over the years to sway voters against this initiative. As voters and taxpayers, we should ask them, why are you so intent on limiting our ability to vote on all warrant articles? It is disingenuous at best to imply that SB-2 is not “The Town Meeting form of government “. It is still Town Meeting. There is traditional Town Meeting and there is SB-2 Town Meeting. Check with the NH DRA or the NH LGC or better yet, go directly to the RSA 40:13. SB-2 does allow the citizens of Moultonboro “to come together, gather information, listen to each other and

each others point of views.” It’s called the deliberative session. Contrary to what the writer implies, the deliberative session allows “all sides of an issue by all those who choose to speak; all those who choose to participate and all those who choose to make an informed decision.” SB-2 is not” a new form of government .” How long will that myth continue to be perpetuated? There have been nearly five dozen deliberative sessions in SB-2 school districts this year and guess what? It works! It has matured and people on all sides of the issues have their say. Then, for 30 days or so, people can read, ask questions, (and yes campaign) and gain a full understanding of what they are voting on. They can go to the school board meeting and ask for clarification. They can write to their selectmen or go to their meetings. The point is that there are numerous opportunities for information, unlike traditional Town Meeting where articles are changed on the spot and only a handful of voters can vote. see next page

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LETTERS To the editor, While I thank The Sun for printing my letter about Colette Worsman on Saturday, I just wanted readers to know that I did not choose that headline for it. My title had been “Colette Worsman has earned another term”. While I did include in the letter the recommendation for readers to “Take a look at Carla Horne’s ‘interests & activities’ on Facebook”, it was The

Sun who chose to make that the headline. My letter was meant to be a rally for Colette, and I fear that headline made it appear to be more of a spear at Carla, which was not my intention. As I said, Carla sounds like a nice person… just not one I prefer for our Selectboard during these tough times. Frank Marino Meredith

Tom Goulette has unwavering commitment to Shaker District To the editor, I am writing to support the re-election bid of Tom Goulette to the Shaker Regional School Board on March 9. As a past board member who worked with Tom for 11 years, I know first hand Tom’s unwavering commitment to the students, staff and citizens of our district. Tom has devoted many years to balancing the needs of the district in a manner that does not place an undue burden on the taxpayers of Belmont and Canterbury,while insuring continued excellence in pro-

grams and activities for our students. I am proud of the work Tom and the Shaker Board have accomplished and I feel his re-election will only continue to benefit both communities and its citizens. I would also like to add my voice to those opposed to the adoption of a SB-2 form of government for the Shaker Regional School District. I join those present and past board members who feel the current system works well and should not be changed. Bill Hart Belmont

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Two plus two is still four and I won’t leave opinions at the door To the editor, In response to John Funk of Gilmanton: “These kinds of attacks have no place in a small town like Gilmanton and leave lasting damage to personal relationships. We may have differences of opinion, but personal attacks should be left at the door.” John: REALLY? Do you really believe these letters were a “personal attack”? Why is it that most Obama supporting Democrats get so defensive and accuse those with differing opinions of being “hostile”, “racist”, or turn issues into a “personal attack”? Can’t we have differing opinions anymore? Does it all have to end with sniping or demands for apologies? If only everyone just would believe that two plus two equals five (1984)! I did quote the law and I will admit that I am not an attorney, like you. I am just one of those “ignorant” voters that candidates like Perry Onion believe want SB-2. I would like to also enlighten you, John, that my comments were in no way a personal attack on anyone. I don’t have any ill will or negative opinions of Ella Jo, the letter was simply a response to her demands for an apology. Whether or not this action is within or outside the law, I believe the essence of the real question or debate is, is this ethical? I don’t think as many would be

voicing their concern if it were not raising this question among those who vote in this town. It just does not feel right for an entire board to lobby voters against an issue. Sure, there are receipts for the mailing, but there are also many questions about what took place that will go unanswered and remain questions in voters minds. Here are some examples; How much did this entire mailing cost? Where were the letters stuffed? Who mailed them? When were they mailed? Did a teacher drive the letters to the post office during work hours? So many questions. . . Actually, John, in 2009 the residents of Epping, N.H., brought forward a similar issue to court. The judge, go figure, actually ruled in their favor. The situation was slightly different. The school board there was dumb enough to send the letters home in the children’s backpacks. This is probably why our board was so careful to make sure they had all of the bases covered before they went forward with this type of a questionable action. Like it or not John, we all have opinions. These opinions will not be left at the door, because two plus two, John, equals four! Cindy Houghton Gilmanton

Phyllis Corrigan brings air of civility to Gilford Budget Committee To the editor, I write in support of Phyllis Corrigan , a candidate for Gilford Budget Committee. As a budget committee member Phyllis has been fair minded, asked the pertinent questions and studies the issues. She brings an air

of civility to the proceedings. I urge you to vote for her so she may continue as a valuable member of the Budget Committee. Polly Sanfacon Gilford

from preceding page “Is it realistic to attend several meetings to understand many issues before we vote?” Yes, in fact it is your civic duty to be informed before you vote. There are currently 59 School districts that operate under SB-2 and not a single one has ever rescinded SB-2. In closing, I will borrow from the letter writer: The right to hear, under-

stand, discuss and make informed and meaningful decisions about our town, our school, and our lives is at stake. Don’t let a few take away a valued right of decision making from us. Vote YES on warrant article 2 on the School District Ballot at the polls on March 13. Let everyone vote! Paul Punturieri Moultonboro

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LETTERS Unconscionable to appoint Tom Goulette to negotiating team

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To the editor, The voters of Belmont and Canterbury will have an opportunity to vote March 9 at the Shaker Regional School District Annual Meeting at the Belmont High School, starting at 6p.m., till 7:30 p.m. There are three major issues to be voted at that meeting. Number 1 -The question of the adoption of the official Ballot Vote Law (SB2). This in my opinion is perhaps one of the most essential opportunities to get a handle on how this district operates and especially how the voters will be able to have an impact in the budget. If approved the vote will take place in a voting booth, instead of a show of hands conducted in an open forum. Number 2 — The vote on the contract that was negotiated by the district and the Shaker Regional Education Association, the teachers’ union; a three year contract worth more than $600,000. I find it unconscious able that the School Board would appoint Mr. Goulette the chairman of the negotiating committee for the School Board. Tom has been

To the editor, This is a response to the letter by Councilor Brenda Baer, Ward 4: Although I appreciate the total numbers game, it is just that, a game. If we want to start adding in health care lets talk about the health care plan that our very own president would have in place if he had his way. It would cost our nation trillions of dollars in health care to illegal immigrants, not just the people born and raised in our country or even our state, let alone people who are willing to risk their lives to save our property, or even more important, our LIVES! Sure, many of our city employees do not live in this town. How many of you who do live in this town have taken a walk down Main Street, Opechee Park, heck, anywhere in town lately ? As a child growing up in Laconia — born and raised I might add — my parents required one thing of me, come in when the street light came on. Today we do not let our children play outside without supervision. On my street alone there are two registered sex offenders. No one walks anywhere anymore, unless of course they cannot afford a vehicle. As we all know, LRGH currently shut off all Medicaid patients from treatment within their system, unless of it is a medical emergency. For the record those people are not moving, just bogging the system down even more. Laconia, contrary to popular belief, is not the fine city it used to be. So many businesses have left, moving to Mexico or other cheap-labor countries. Crime rates have soared during the recession that no one wants to admit that we are in. Instead of worrying when the street lights come on,

involved with education on the state level at the Lakes Region Community College for as long as I can remember and as stated by Tom himself. “Negotiations were conducted with common goals”. In my opinion this arbitrates to a conflict of interest. Number 3 – The third important reason to attend this districts Annual Meeting is to choose a new School Board member; fortunately we have Donna Cilley stepping up to the plate to offer her open-minded enthusiasm to the board. Donna has lots of experience in town government and has been exceptionally capable and willing to serve. I myself have had the privilege to serve on the Board of Selectman in Belmont with Donna back in the early 90s. I have always found Donna to be honest, energetic and open I her work on the numerous boards and committees she has served. She does her homework and as always has an independent approach to the subject at hand. Hope to see you at the meeting on Friday night. Mark Mooney Belmont

we worry where our guns are. Do we not have bigger things to worry about than where the city employees live? The way I see it is let them live where they feel comfortable. Personally I am not willing to sacrifice quality for residency. Our “fine” city does not attract the cream of the crop. Do we really want to settle for a firefighter/EMT/paramedic who does the job so so, but lives in our town, for someone who is the best at what they do, but does not live in Laconia? I have had some the honor of having some of Laconia’s finest firefighter/EMT/ paramedics help my family, and they saved my mom’s life, for that I could care less where they live and will be forever grateful. As far as them not spending any money in our community, I know that is a fallacy. Working at a local business I have had the pleasure over the years of servicing the vehicles of many of the men and women who serve our city. They are spending the money back where they are getting it in many ways, from vehicle repairs, to dining out, to having a drink, and I am sure many other ways. Maybe if we made our city a better place to live these top of the line individuals would want to live here. When you give to certain charities they let you request where your money goes. Personally, if I could choose where my tax dollars go, every dime would go to the Laconia Fire Department for the proficient and professional job they do. In closing I want to thank all those who serve our “fine” city — fire, police, or other, without you our city would be nothing. Chris Archibald Ward 5 Laconia

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To the editor, This year, residents of Moultonborough will be asked to continue support for the effort to remove milfoil infestations from our waterways. The reasons for engaging in this effort continue to be primarily recreational and economic. Over 70-percnet of the town’s tax revenue originates with lakefront properties. Maintaining the value of the water resources abutting these properties is critical to maintaining their very significant economic contributions to our community. The quality of our water resources also strongly influences the economic contribution from properties in the many water-access communities that are responsible for a great amount of the other 20-30-percent of our property tax revenue. Separate from the tax revenue for our municipal and school services, much of the employment in our community is considerably related to our water resources attracting vacationers, people seeking a second home and those seeking to live or retire in a desirable community with great water access options. The water resource issues affect more than just lakefront owners. They impact every resident who chose to come and live in the area because of easy access to water. They impact every resident working at a busi-

ness that sells its service or product to our summer guests who visit because of the lake, and also for every employed person whose business sells to the large number of full year residents who came to this area and stay because of the lake. In 2010 we treated about 330 acres with herbicide. In 2011 we treated about 175 acres with herbicide and in the other areas we removed a bit over 13,000 gallons of milfoil regrowth and old-growth in low density areas using hand-pull methods. We are very hopeful that 2012 will see another improvement to the overall situation however we must remain cautious about our expectations. Successful programs of our neighbors, such as the Squam Lakes Association and Back Bay in Wolfeboro, depended initially on reducing heavy infestations with several years of state-controlled herbicide treatments before they could depend primarily on hand-pull techniques to control their milfoil. Success over the long haul requires that we annually budget and plan for a comprehensive program, supported by the state, that considers the seasonal variability of weed regrowth. Success also requires regularly checking to ensure a balance of effectiveness and fiscal conservatism so we can do the best job while retaining see next page

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LETTERS Ruth Mooney possesses business savvy and a love of Belmont To the editor, Even though I am not a resident of Belmont, I am a 15 year resident of Briarcrest Estates located in both Laconia and Belmont, and I feel it is important that voters of Belmont know a little about their candidate for selectman. Ruth Mooney is a lifetime resident of Belmont and is the owner and manager of the successful Briarcrest Community and Province Kiln Dried Wood Company. She is known to her customers as “the wood lady” Ruth in partnership with her husband Mark Mooney worked together side by side developing and building the 241 home community known as Briarcrest . It was over 25 years ago when they started this community. While Mark laid out the plans and oversaw the construction, Ruth was involved in all aspects of the administration of this project, and its chief salesman. Today, the project is completed, but Ruth remains at the front of the daily operations and sale of open properties.

Ruth is one of the most successful women in the area overseeing a multibusiness operation, and at the same time holds tight to her roots of being raised on a farm, one of six children. She and her husband live the same way as they did early in life, farming, raising cattle, sheep and horses. She rises early in the morning to do her farm chores before she heads to the office. She represents both qualities needed to serve her beloved town. A history and love of Belmont, but also a modern business woman who knows how to run a business and succeed in it. Ruth is well known for her many charitable works for her church and the people of Belmont and her residents in Briarcrest Community. I am sure she will look out for Belmont’s best interests as she does in her day to day businesses. If I were a resident of Belmont, she would surely have my vote. Councilor Brenda Baer Ward 4 - Laconia

‘Exclusive Club’ atmosphere pervades Center Harbor government To the editor, The Center Harbor town employees are riding on a “Gravy Train” and the data from the New Hampshire Local Government Center (NHLGC) website proves it. ( Here’s the one indisputable fact: In total full and part-time salaries, Center Harbor ranks 5th of the 53 towns with populations below 2000, behind Bradford, Lincoln, Waterville Valley and Newington. The bloated salaries are just one aspect of the over-the-top spending spree that Center Harbor government delights in. But what’s truly troubling is the “Exclusive Club” atmosphere that pervades the Center Harbor town gov-

ernment at every level and in every department. I was personally on good terms with the town employees with whom I was acquainted until I dared to offer an opposing view on the Police Department boondoggle. What’s clear is that anyone who opposes the status quo in Center Harbor will be blacklisted, vilified and personally attacked. It’s sophomoric and pitiful. It’s time to clean things up and I strongly urge the voters of Center Harbor to show on March 13th; vote no on Article 2 and elect Barry Borella selectman. Barry will bring strong leadership and fiscal sanity back to Center Harbor town government. Tony Halsey Center Harbor

Fact battles fiction in Moultonborough athletic field debate To the editor, Town Meeting 2012 will afford Moultonborough voters the opportunity to bring to conclusion our discussion regarding the location of a new soccer/multi-purpose field for the community. The separation of fact from fiction is important for voters to be accurately educated on the decision at hand. Fiction: A town Selectboard can over-rule the vote of the Town Meeting. Fact: The governing body cannot overrule the legislative body. Our 2009 Town Meeting voted to construct a new field at the town-owned community facility at Old Route 109 (aka Lions Club). Upon the request of our Selectboard, town counsel recently advised that proceeding with reconstruction of our youth-sized field at Playground Drive prior to building a new field at the Lions Club property would need to go back to Town Meeting for approval since the former action would not be consistent with

the 2009 vote. Our Selectmen made an appropriate decision to bring the question back to the legislative body. Fiction: A town Selectboard can appoint a commission to act as the town’s legislative body. Fact: See above. Fiction: Reconstruction of the field at Playground Drive is a better financial alternative. Fact: The cost estimates based upon preliminary engineering show the cost to construct a full-size, high school regulation sized field at Old Route 109 to be $18,294 LESS THAN the cost to reconstruct the smaller field. And, logically, if we build the larger field, which can accommodate greater use by all age groups, we will still have our multi-functional field at the Playground as well. Fiction: The Lions Club is a swamp. Fact: A portion of the Playground Drive field is sited directly within jurisdictional wetlands and will require a Wetlands Permit approval see next page

from preceding page as much funding as possible to offset costs of the next year’s treatment program. Please continue to support this important effort at town meeting

(article 19 on Moultonborough’s warrant). It continues to be true that we all have a stake in a healthy lake. Peter Jensen Moultonborough



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Sarkozy names Little Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur By Michael Kitch LACONIA — Long a member of “The Society of Sons of Bitche,” the GIs who captured the German strongpoint of Bitche in eastern France in March of 1945, Bernard Little was recently named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. Last week, Little, 92, and his sister, Victoria McBride, traveled to Rochester, where, together with Fred Hall, a veteran of the Normandy landings, he was decorated with the highest honor France can bestow by the hand of Christophe Guilhou, the French Consul General. The award came five years after Little, whose service records were destroyed by fire, was presented with a fistful of medals by then United States Senator John E. Sununu during a brief ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. Little had just turned 25, when, after bucking a hurricane and dodging submarines in the Atlantic for 15 days, the 100th Division — the “Century Division” — landed at Marseilles. “The crossing was awful,” he said . “There were three bunks this far apart,” he said, holding

his hands barely a yard apart. After sundown, the troops were sent below and the ship was darkened to evade detection.”It was crowded and hot and lots of guys were getting sick,” he said. Barely two weeks later the lead elements of the division had engaged the Germans at St. Remy in the Vosges Mountains at the northeast corner of France, where fighting would continue for the next five months. Little was a forward observer with Battery C of the 925th Field Artillery Battalion. “It was a pretty exposed position,” Little said. “They didn’t like us finding their artillery and calling in fire on their positions. We were caught and surrounded one time and often pinned down by machine guns, mortars and ‘88s.” By late November the division had driven the enemy from a number of small towns and by December reached the strongholds of Wingen, Lemberg, Reyersweiler and Schiesseck, all of which fell to heavy assaults. With the Battle of the Bulge raging to north, late in December the division took up defensive positions south of Bitche, a link in the Maginot Line overlooked by a citadel that had withstood every attack see next page

from preceding page from the Department of Environmental Services. The Old Route 109 site has no jurisdictional wetlands in the field construction zone. Fiction: The Planning Board already denied locating the field at the Lions Club. Fact: The Planning Board conducted a site plan review in 2010 and subsequently issued a letter to the selectmen outlining several points within the site plan that needed attention. Those items that actually apply to this field proposal can all be addressed in the final site plan. Fiction: The soccer field is the beginning of a build-out of the Old Route 109 site. Fact: The field is the only

item we are voting on. The site already hosts a town-owned building that has served our community for decades as a community center and continues to do so today, presently under lease to the Moultonborough Lions Club. Be glad for the opportunity to cast your vote again – many people were looking to deprive you of that right. Now we can make our decision with a better understanding of both sides of the issue. Finally, should we again decide to build the field at the Lions Club, let’s make certain that we have given full clarity to our vote to avoid the project being stonewalled any longer. Tom Howard Moultonborough



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from preceding page since it was built in 1706. “They really let us have it then,” Little said, remembering fierce German counterattacks in January. “If you were in an open field you could lie flat and escape the shelling,” he said. “But, in the forest the shells would hit the trees and the shrapnel would come down like rain. The tree bursts were terrible.” He said that a close friend was wounded, but recovered to ultimately become his brother-in-law. The offensive resumed in March with an assault on the “ensemble of Bitche,” a series of fortresses and strongpoints Bernard Little of Laconia was recently awarded France’s highest honor for his role in helping to liberringing the ancient town ate that country during World War II. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch) on the River Horn. The town fell quickly. To this day Little carries a weathered in Germany. Little, who returned in March, 1946, and worn card identifying him as a “legitimate son of said “I had tears in my eyes when I saw the Statue Bitche.” of Liberty” and remembered “waving goodbye and By the end of March the division had crossed the wondering if I’d ever see it again” four years earlier. Rhine into Germany, where in mid-April units encounLittle went back to work at the Coca Cola plant tered stiff German resistance at Heilbronn, which was in Laconia, where he began as a route salesman in taken after nine days of house-to-house fighting. 1938, the year it opened. After another 32 years with Little found himself patrolling south of Stuttgart company, as a route supervisor, warehouse manwhen the war ended in May. He said that husbands ager and sales manager, he joined the New Hampand father were the first to return home, leaving shire Department of Safety, “I’m the only original single men like himself to man the occupation forces employee of Coca Cola still living,” he remarked. RALLY from page 2 Coalition outside police headquarters in downtown Manhattan, illustrated a division even among the faith’s adherents about how far authorities should go in seeking to protect the nation’s largest city from

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Concord man charged with using false Pike files challenge to Condodemetraky suit over health insurance premiums names to acquire prescription drugs LACONIA - City police arrested a Concord man for allegedly giving a false name at the Lakes Region General Hospital in order to receive prescription pain killers. William R. Eades, 52, of 23 Pearly St., is also accused of using a different name to fill and pick up the prescription at Walgreens. He is charged with one count of obtaining a controlled drug by fraud or deceit, one count of uttering a false prescription and one count of possession of a false controlled drug prescription. Eades was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 4th Circuit MOBILITY from page one Attorney Mike Persson, a steering committee member said that the initiative to discuss sprang from the recent decision of the City Council to shelve a plan to open Beacon Street East and Beacon Street West to two-way traffic. Altogether 32 individuals, evenly divided between men and women and representing a mix of merchants, landlords, residents and customers, attended. They were divided into five groups, each with a trained facilitator. Several of the groups offered similar recommendations for enhancing mobility. Three groups proposed opening a right-of-way at the abandoned police station on Church Street, which would connect Messer Street to the parking lot at City Hall or Canal Street to provide access to downtown access to downtown. One group stressed the need for better signage, especially directional signage, while another suggested color coding the streets themselves. A third found the notion that the downtown traffic pattern is confusing exaggerated, but acknowledged that steps should taken to overcome the perception that it is not “mobility friendly.” Improved crosswalks at Veterans Square and Pleasant

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BELMONT — Selectmen Chair Jon Pike responded to a challenge by Selectman’s candidate George Condodemetraky’s request that he return the money the town paid him for his health insurance premiums by saying the policy of keeping former spouses on employees health insurance premiums predated Pike’s term as Selectman. Attorney Paul Fitzgerald, who represents Pike personally, also said the 13 exhibits Condodemetraky attached to his petition for summary judgment couldn’t be verified and should go through the legal process of discovery before they can be accepted by the court as evidence. “Co-respondent Pike was not ‘awarded’ a payment in the amount quoted but, rather, there was a payment approved as the settlement of a disputed claim,” wrote Fitzgerald on behalf of Pike. The issue at hand is an $11,000

payment to Pike to settle his threatened claim against the town for not allowing him to remain on his exwife’s medical insurance policy at the town’s expense. Condodemetraky challenged the payment and asked that a judge order Pike to return the money because the decision to make the settlement occurred in a meeting he said was unlawfully convened under the provisions of RSA 91 A or the state’s public meeting law. Minutes of that meeting, which included the Belmont Town Attorney Laura Spector, say Pike recused himself immediately while a second selectman, David Morse stayed in the meeting for about 20 minutes and then also recused himself, leaving Selectman Ron Cormier to move and second the motion to settle with Pike. Fitzgerald only represents Pike in the Condodemetraky action. Spector has filed a notice of appearance on behalf of the town of Belmont but has yet to file the town’s official response.

from preceding page the dangers of radical Islam that the NYPD showed in the lobby of a police training area and has since disavowed. “We are not here to criticize the NYPD but rather thank them for monitoring extremists, a job that Muslims should be doing,” Jasser said. Jasser and others, including activist Manda Zand Ervin, said that the danger is clearly coming from within the Muslim community and that it’s up to other Muslims to help law enforcement stop the threat. They said Muslims do not want to give up civil rights and are behind transparency in police work but it is wrong to suggest that all Muslims are somehow afraid of the NYPD, the nation’s biggest police department. “In no way do we want to be spied on,” Jasser said. “But this is not about spying. This is about monitoring and public programs.” The NYPD didn’t comment Monday. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has said he is doing everything within the law to protect the city from another terrorist attack. The department is bound under federal guidelines, known the Handschu guidelines, on how it can do certain investigations, and Kelly said the department’s efforts follow them.

“Anyone who intimates that it is unlawful for the police department to search online, visit public places or map neighborhoods has either not read, misunderstood or intentionally obfuscated the meaning of the Handschu guidelines,” Kelly said at a weekend breakfast. Kelly planned to meet with Muslim leaders on Tuesday, said Sheik Moussa Drammeh, who received an invitation by phone. Drammeh, founder of the Islamic Leadership School in the Bronx, said he wasn’t sure what the meeting would be about. Several other Muslim leaders were invited, but it was unclear how many would attend. The police department on Monday didn’t comment on the meeting. The police department has been criticized by many civil rights groups and politicians who say its surveillance efforts go too far. Several other rallies have been held in the past months by other Muslim groups that drew hundreds of people to protest the NYPD’s tactics. Each side says it’s not being accurately represented by the other. Critics of Monday’s rally pointed out that there were few people in attendance and that “The Third Jihad” had been described even by city officials as “over the top.”


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SCHOOL from page one by the board and is not supposed to be a question and answer session but rather a time for people to express their opinions about something school related. Leandro, who apparently spoke on the telephone earlier in the day with Hemingway, has said the school budget had risen $1.6 million since 2006. Hemingway told the gathering in a statement made earlier in the

evening the increase has been $450,000 or 1.9 percent. While there is a good chance both men are correct - their disagreement about the numbers is based on different years and time spans - the argument served to underscore the recent tension between the School Board, Hemingway, some members of the Budget Committee, and School Board candidate see next page

RESIDENCE from page one Island address. As last week’s candidate’s night, Aichinger was asked twice whether or not she was a Gilford resident. She said she was, that she spent seven months annually on Governor’s Island and it was her intent to retire in Gilford. Aichinger and her husband also own a home in Bedford. She told the people at the candidates’ forum that her daughter, a senior in high school, remains in Bedford schools because her husband’s legal residence is in Bedford and her daughter wanted to stay in Bedford and remain with her graduating class. Wernig’s challenge was dated February 7 and was presented to Town Clerk Denise Gonyer, who forwarded it to the Supervisors of the Checklist. Only the supervisors can determine who is an eligible voter. “A person’s domicile for voting purposes is that one place where a person, more than any other place, has established a physical presence and manifests an intent to maintain a continuous presence for domestic, social, and civil purposes relevant to participating in democratic self government,” Wernig wrote, quoting directly from the state law. He recommended the supervisors consider where Aichinger owns or rents the property where she sleeps more than any other place; where (or what address) she uses when she conducts business with the government; where she sends her children to school; and where she tells the U.S. Postal Service to deliver her mail. “I hope I have provided enough information for you to consider removing Barbara Aichinger from the voter list in Gilford,” he said. Aichinger, who is out of the country on business, responded to the challenge by E-mail. “I have been a frequent face in the Gilford political scene since 2008. I have participated in dozens of planning board meetings, zoning board, selectman’s meetings, budget committee, social events, coaching local tennis teams, school board meetings, etc. I served as a poll watcher and the captain of the Gilford Ron Paul campaign. I do not do these things in any other place. I do not vote in any other place and that is easily verified. I am a member of the Gilford community. To

deny me my rights is paramount to an effort to control the vote and to control access to elected office. Will you challenge all the other people in town who own property in other states or other towns or whose business is not located in Gilford?,” she said. Aichinger also said she believes the challenge to her residency stems from her espousing a political viewpoint not necessary held by Wernig. She also said Gilford was a very diverse community and people from all walks of life and who hold different beliefs live there. “We have retired folks who are not here in the winter time and may travel extensively. We have residents who work in foreign countries, we have residents that because of job scarcity live during the week in other parts of the state or even other states during the week and only spend weekends at their Gilford homes,” she continued. Moses said the three supervisors would lean heavily on N.H. RSA 641:1 - the state statute that defines who is a legal resident for voting and holding elective office purposes. “Anything we determine will be determined by a vote,” said Moses. “We will present this (in writing) to the challenged party who will have at least 30 days to respond.” Following Saturday’s hearing, Wernig said he satisfied with the action the Supervisors will take and said he absolutely agrees Aichinger should have at least 30 days to respond to his challenge. “I know if I was the one being challenged, I would want enough time to file a response,” he said. According to Gonyer, the entire state of New Hampshire is on an automated state-wide data system whereby if a person registers to vote in one community, their names are automatically removed from the other community. According to the Right To Know Laws in New Hampshire, the only information legally obtainable from either the supervisors of the check lists or the town clerk is a voter name, an address, and a political affiliation if there is one. Information such as where a vehicle may be registered or a person’s phone number are considered private according to the Right To Know.

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SYRIA from page one violence in their country. In the Lebanese border village of Qaa, families with women with small children came carrying only plastic bags filled with a few belongings. “We fled the shelling and the strikes,” said Hassana Abu Firas. She came with two families who had fled government shelling of their town al-Qusair, about 14 miles (22 kilometers) away, on the Syrian side. The town is in Homs province, where the government has been waging a brutal offensive for the past month. “What are we supposed to do? People are sitting in their homes and they are hitting us with tanks,” Firas told The Associated Press. “Those who can flee,

do. Those who can’t will die sitting down.” Lebanese security officials say more than 10,000 Syrians are believed to be in the country. One official said as many as 3,000 are believed to have crossed in recent days because of violence in Homs, though it is unclear how many have returned to Syria. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity under government protocol. Inside Lebanon, many Syrians fear agents from their own country’s security services. Stories have circulated of kidnappings and collaboration between Lebanese and Syrian security forces. Syria controlled Lebanon for decades and Hezbollah, the party which now dominates Lebanon’s government, is closely allied with Syria and Iran.

from preceding page Doug Lambert. In last night’s case, public comment and the ensuing fireworks happened after Hemingway presented the budget increases challenged earlier in the day by Leandro and had announced to the board and attendees that he had contacted School District Attorney Gordon Graham, and an unnamed N.H. Asst. Attorney General, who told him he was not considered an employee for the purposes of the state’s electioneering laws or RSA 659:44-a. During that statement he said he would continue to work on a position paper expounding the board’s opposition to the tax cap and four other petitioned warrant articles because Graham told him it was not a violation of the law. It was nearly 90 minutes later when Leandro and Lambert got to address the board. New Hampshire’s electioneering laws prohibit the use of municipal or school district resources from being used to promote a political opinion or in support of a particular candidate. RSA 659:44-a refers to RSA 273A:1 for its definition of who is a public employee. It is Hemingway’s opinion, according to Graham, that RSA273A:1-XI(b) says a person who is appointed by a governing body is not an employee and he has the right, if not the duty, to express and promote the opinions of the board. According to Leandro and Lambert, he does not. “If Gordon Graham told you the world was flat, you’d say that too,” said Leandro in his opening salvo. “You, Sir, are a public employee. You have a contract,” said Lambert who read the beginning of Hemingway’s employment contract. He pointed out that Hemingway

was interviewed in a non-public session and has a contract that states he is an employee. “Do you really want to go there with this?” Lambert asked. “I don’t want to pay you to work on something that’s on the ballot. Why don’t you work on education and leave the politics to the politicians.” “By your definition,” interjected Leandro, “The janitors and the teachers aren’t employees either.” Violations of the electioneering laws became an issue last year in Gilmanton when a few people accused the members of the School Board of violations when they used their own resources to advocate against the adoption of SB2 or the Official Ballot Act. Although members of the Gilmanton School Board sent the mailer to voters, they used their own resources and time, something Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlon said last week was perfectly legal. He said there was no real case law about the role of employees and electioneering. “Sure it’s electioneering. It’s all electioneering,” he said. “But is it against the law? I don’t know.” In Gilford’s case, Hemingway had approached Town Parks and Recreation Director Herb Greene about speaking to a senior forum about the tax cap. The forum was canceled when Greene learned Barbara Aichinger, one of the tax cap’s leading proponents, was unavailable. Last week Greene said he, Town Administrator Scott Dunn and Hemingway all agreed that without representation from both sides, the forum would be inappropriate. At the time, Hemingway he said he was unaware of the laws about electioneering as it related to his possible participation.

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The School Board is running this ad to ensure that residents and voters of the District are kept up to date on important information regarding the Annual Meeting. • Date & Meeting Time: The annual meeting will be held Friday, March 9, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m. • Location: The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the Belmont High School • Polls Open: The polls will open at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for balloting on Articles I, II and III • Childcare: Childcare will be available during the meeting. Please send disposable diapers, bottles and snacks (as applicable) for your child(ren). • Special Accommodations: If you have a special need, circumstance or require special accommodation, please contact the Superintendentʼs Office at 267-9223. Any questions regarding this information may be directed to the Superintendentʼs Office at 267-9223.

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GILMANTON — A couple months ago, Anne and Andrew Bartlett finalized an agreement that had been in the works for several years. They had decided to make a selfless decision to add to Gilmanton’s natural appeal by placing 156 acres of their land (in 2 parcels) into conservation. The lands will remain undeveloped enhancing scenic enjoyment by the public and furthering the town’s goal of maintaining “rural character”. One property has frontage on Griffin Road and Pancake Hill Road (approx. 116 acres) Anne and Andrew Bartlett celebrating their easement finalization. and the other piece has (Courtesy photo) frontage on both Lougee Road and Thistle Road (39 acres). tects the headwaters of both the SouStonewalls define the borders of both cook River and Upper Suncook River properties and accentuate the agriculwatersheds. These easements protect tural past of this beautiful community. forested land that is currently being The properties are heavily forested and used or has been used in the past, for are critical for wildlife habitat. Large snowmobiling (a trail is found on one of wetlands, especially the large beaver the properties) and sugaring, while one pond on one of the properties, mature of the properties also has a developed trees, deer yards for winter habitat; plan for forest management activities. large snags and downed woody debris, The easements also enhance and all add to their habitat value. abut 110 contiguous acres of nearby The NH Fish and Game Departconservation lands, as well as the ment’s Wildlife Action Plan, as updated Hillard Cemetary. The Gilmanton in 2010, has categorized parts of both Conservation Commission would like properties as “supporting landscapes… to thank the Bartletts for making this that are important to the highest rankdecision to maintain their lands in ing habitat because of their interactions its natural state forever and adding with those habitats.” to the aesthetic quality of our special The Griffin Road property also protown.

Adult Education offers computer courses LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a four week Microsoft Office Basics: Word, Excel and PowerPoint computer class beginning on Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8. The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Laconia High School noted Peggy Selig, program director. This course will allow those individuals who are only slightly familiar with Microsoft programs to get a leg up and learn all the tips and tricks that make each program easier to use as well as more efficient. This class is designed for people who already work with these programs, but don’t feel thoroughly knowledgeable or who want to learn some new tricks. Students will learn about formulas and pivot tables in Excel, how to create

spreadsheets and how to add charts and diagrams in PowerPoint and some additional tips for Word. The class content is flexible, and will be based in some part on student needs. Students will need to bring a flash drive to class to save their personal files. Along with learning how to navigate through these Microsoft programs the class will be teaching beginner skills in each application that will allow people to easily create and format letters in Word, apply the spreadsheet capabilities of Excel to everyday use and help you to create a PowerPoint presentation for work or as a personal digital scrapbook. To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

LACONIA — Dr. Jeremy Hogan will discuss his success rate with a new procedure in hip replacement — the direct anterior approach, in a free seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Woodside building at the Taylor Community in Laconia. “Hip replacement is one of the most effective surgeries in the history of medicine,” says Dr. Hogan. “The direct anterior approach makes it even better. I have seen patients recover faster and with less pain than would

be expected with other hip replacement techniques. I take a balanced approached in treating joint pain by blending time-proven methods with recent advances in orthopedics. Joint pain can effect every moment of every day in different ways for people. I work with patients to determine the best solution for each individual.” People interested in attending should call 527-7120 to sign up for the free seminar. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited.

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GILFORD — Gunstock is getting ready to celebrate its 75th anniversary with the 2012/2013 season pass sale that started Monday. This year Gunstock has lowered the adult pass to coincide with the 75th anniversary to $375. That is an adult(18-64) unlimited, no blackout date pass good for the entire 2012/2013 season. The unlimited season passes will be just $369 for Teens (13-17), and just $259 for Seniors (65+) and Children(6-12). Pass quantities are limited, and this price can expire before the May 1 deadline. Those who want to upgrade the 2012-2013 season pass can for just $75 and ski or ride for the rest of this season too. “At these prices, everyone in the family can come out and play, this year and next,” says Bill Quigley, director of Marketing and Sales. Gunstock has upped the anniversary ante with more bonus offers as well.

Those who purchase the pass prior to April 1 can choose 2 of the summer 2 for 1 options that will include the ZipTour, Segway Tours or Aerial Treetop Adventures. Those buying between April 2 and May 1 can choose one of the offers. “We are excited to include offers to our pass holders to let them experience the attractions at Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park in the summer. This is one of the best values in New England.” says Greg Goddard, Gunstock’s General Manager, who added that after May 1 deadline the rates will significantly increase. Although not as much snow as last year, the investments made in snowmaking gave Gunstock excellent conditions all season, and with recent storms the ski area is looking forward to a great March. Closing date has been set for Sunday April 1, with night skiing and tubing through the weekend of March 17-18.

ASHLAND — In honor of Girl Scouting’s 100th birthday, the seven Common Man restaurants in New Hampshire have teamed up with America’s favorite cookie – Girl Scout Thin Mints – to create a craveable ice cream sundae that will benefit programs supporting girls and young women in two states. The Thin Mints Sundae features velvety smooth, all-natural Hatchland Farm mint ice cream with crushed Thin Mints, topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry. The sundae is available through Girl Scouting’s birthday month of March

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GILFORD — The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will present Part III of it’s Go Grinning Series on Friday March 9, at 10 a.m. Brenda Kummerer-Cyr, Community Options Specialist from ServiceLink will speak on Family Dynamics in Caregiving (how to ask for help and mediate the tough situations).

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Gudbjorn ‘Bjossi’ Karlsson, 1966-2012 MAINE — Gudbjorn (Bjossi) Karlsson, D.O., a dedicated physician, husband, father, son and friend, passed away in Colorado on February 29, 2012, following a sudden illness. He leaves his loving wife, Dr. Julia Woods Karlsson; devoted daughters, Nika Kroyer Karlsson and Anya Kroyer Karlsson; parents Karl and Bergthora Asmundsson of Gilford, NH; brothers Johann Ingi Asmundsson and Karl Runar Karlsson, NH; Godson Oskar Mark Karlsson, NH; grandfathers Gudbjorn Gudjonsson and Asmundur Bjarnason, both of Iceland; dogs Banjo and Sterling; and cats Surtsey, Kiki and Suki. Bjossi, or BOC, or Dr. Karlsson, or Doc BOC, lived a full life of love, sport, family and adventure. Bjossi channeled his vast energy into loving his family, healing the sick, spending time with his deeply loved extended family of friends, strengthening his connection to his Icelandic heritage, and pursuing an active sporting life outdoors, through all seasons. Throughout his youth Bjossi excelled in tennis and downhill ski racing, and any other ventures he devoted himself to. Bjossi accomplished all of this with his trademark enthusiasm and magnetism that kept a broad range of close friends in his orbit, friends dating as far back as secondary school, and many more that he gathered along the way. He was, to those close to him, an iconoclast, the real deal. As a father, a brother, a husband, and a son, Bjossi was an embracing, caring man. Bjossi deeply loved his wife, daughters, parents, grandparents, and brothers. Bjossi was as expresser of this love for all to see and know. His love was beautiful, warm, comforting, reassuring and extremely cherished. Bjossi was also a grouch at times! However, this was only another of his approaches to articulate his love to those closest to him – never far removed from tenderness and caring. Bjossi’s family extends with deep family commitments in Iceland, on the main island and on Vestmannaeyjar, with an abiding connection to his Icelandic family heritage and ancestry. His family of grandfathers, aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, and cousins were a priority for Bjossi, with frequent travels to Iceland to visit. Bjossi had a particularly close relationship with his maternal grandfather, Afi Gudbjorn, who was Bjossi’s hero and a formative influence in the

character of man that he grew to be. Dr. Karlsson graduated from Bates College with a B.S. in 1989, and went on to earn his D.O. from the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999. He completed his residencies at Eastern Maine Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He was an accomplished medical researcher, and published well-regarded papers on neurological and cardiovascular topics in Brain Journal, The American Journal of Physiology and Neuroscience Research, among others. Along the way, Bjossi also picked up an M.Sc. in aquaculture from the University of Bergen in Norway, which included research on the Icelandic grey seal population that gave him great pride in contrast and addition to his accomplishments in medicine. Dr. Karlsson spent his distinguished medical career practicing in the state of Maine, where he was an attending physician in the Emergency Medicine department at Inland Hospital in Waterville. At Inland Hospital Dr. Karlsson achieved the distinction of Assistant Director of the Emergency Department. Bjossi was a respected member of the local Newport, Maine, community, where he lived in his idyllic home on Durham Bridge Road, on the shores of Sebasticook Lake. Bjossi Karlsson is dearly loved and will be deeply missed. Calling hours will be on Friday March 9, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, using the Carriage House entrance. The memorial service will follow on March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Bjossi’s name to Good Shepherd Food-Bank, PO Box 1807, Auburn, ME 042111807. Alternatively, gifts can be made to USAA 529 college savings plan for the benefit of either Nika or Anya Karlsson (must specify), at PO Box 55751, Boston, MA, 02205. 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

Jennie C. Smith, 87 LACONIA — Jennie C. (Dyer) Smith, 87, of 49 Batchelder Street, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center-Genesis on Sunday, March 4, 2012. She was the widow of Roland E. Smith who died in 1995. Mrs. Smith was born November 5, 1924 in Atkinson, Maine, the daughter of John H. and Olive (Albert) Dyer. She was the youngest of seventeen children. Mrs. Smith lived in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine before moving to Laconia sixtyeight years ago. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, photography and dancing. Survivors include three sons, Keith A. Smith, Terry R. Smith and Henry J. Smith, all of Laconia; two daughters, Janet M. Dalis of Melrose, Mass. and Cheryl A Sydlik of Slidell, Louisiana; twelve grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by a son, Kenneth W. Smith in 1997. A calling hour will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 10:00-11:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM also at Sacred Heart Church. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, NH Office, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110. 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

Mae I. Swanson, 94 LACONIA– Mae I. Swanson, 94, of 30 County Drive, formerly of Belmont, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Lakes Region General Hospital. She was born in Bollnas, Sweden, the daughter of Ernest and Ida (Peterson) Lexen. She was a member of the Friendship Club in Laconia. Mae enjoyed singing in the choir in earlier years and was known for her fantastic cooking and baking. Mae truly made an impression on many people’s lives. She was predeceased by her husband, Chell Swanson in 1999, one daughter, Lorraine Schnorbus in 2010, one brother, Gesta Lexen and two sisters, Valborg Nylander and Vilma Hodder. She is survived by two daughters; Elizabeth Ripley and her husband Robert of Port Orange, Fl. and Gail St. Clair and her husband Walderne of Laconia, 10 grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held from 10AM to 11AM on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H, using the Carriage House entrance. Funeral services will follow at 11AM at the funeral home. Burial will be privately held in Windham, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 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

Thomas E. Carney, Jr., 67 ALTON BAY — Thomas E. “Tom” “Papa” Carney Jr., age 67, of Sanctuary Lane In Alton Bay, died on March 2, 2012, at home. Born December 12, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts the son of Thomas E. and Mary S. (Cutting) Carney Sr., raised in South Boston and graduated from Woburn High School class of 1962, he had attended the Bridgeton Academy in Bridgeton, ME. Tom has resided in Alton Bay for over 23 years coming from Townsend, MA and Woburn, MA. A retired School bus driver for the First Student of Belmont NH, he had owned and operated the Aqua Delight known as the “Ice Cream Man on the lake” serving Lake Winnipesaukee, and Ossipee Lake. He enjoyed Boating and Fishing. Survivors include his wife of 47 years: Janet G. (DiSilva) Carney of Alton Bay, NH, 2 sons: Sean M. Carney and Josh R. Carney both of Alton, NH, 2 daughters: Dawn and her wife Donna (Wilson) Carney of Hudson, NH, Kimberly and her husband Ken Nadeau of Enterprise, Alabama, 1 sister: Allison and her husband Rocky Nelson of Woburn, MA, 10 grandchildren: Alisha, Erica, Samantha, Devan, Mathew, Brendon, Erin, Aren, Corey, Nicole. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Peaslee’s Alton Funeral Home, 12 School Street, Alton, NH at 11:00am with a calling hour prior to the service from 10-11 am. If desired memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Foundation 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandrea, VA 22311. To express condolences, please visit:

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Howard W. Bates, 72 MOULTONBOROUGH — Howard Warren Bates, 72, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH. Howard was born April 29, 1939 in Concord, NH, the son of Howard W. and Altha (Robertson) Bates. He attended Northeastern University, Boston Architectural Center and graduated from Boston University in 1971. He was a combat engineer with the 101st Battalion of the 26th Yankee Division of the Massachusetts National Guard. Howard graduated from Winchester, MA High School Class of 1957. He enjoyed living in Moultonborough, NH for over sixty years. Howard lived and worked in Burlington, MA until moving full time to their Moultonborough home. Howard was a Center Harbor Fire Department volunteer, an Eagle Scout, a 32nd Degree Mason with the William Sewell Gardner Lodge, a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Burlington, MA, Moultonborough and Center Harbor Historical Societies and an avid gardener. Howard was heavily involved with the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall that came to Meredith in 1995. For many years, he was part of the weekly vigil of the POW-MIA in Hesky Park, founded by Bob Jones, until failing health prevented attendance only on occasion. He had previously gone to Washington DC with Vets to stand before the real wall, a somber experience. He placed flags at the eight NH MIA’s names on the Wall who are named on the bracelet which he wore with pride and will never forget. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sally (Clement) Bates, of Moultonborough; daughters, Diane Campbell and her husband, Kevin, of Moultonborough, Judith Bates Merritt, of Lenox, MA, Laura Vickery and her husband, Mike, of Saco, Maine; seven grandchildren, Simon and Elizabeth Campbell of Moultonborough, Elijah, Samuel and Ruby Merritt, of Lenox, MA and Maxwell and Pearl Vickery of Saco, Maine; a brother, David Allen Bates, of Rhode Island; a brother-in-law, Lawrence Clement, of Florida and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Howard W. Bates; by his mother, Altha Bates Sifritt; by his brother, Richard Stephen Bates; by his sister-in-law, Deborah Clement, and by his step-father, George T. Sifritt. With respect to Howard’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Spring burial will be at the family plot in the Middle Neck Cemetery, Moultonborough, NH. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Healing foods program set for March 13 GILFORD — Amber Flanders from Vital Kneads in Gilford will address how to combat and conquer aches, pains, chronic illnesses, health issues and weight problems with the food you eat on Tuesday March 13, at 9 a.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Flanders will discuss what foods to purchase and how to prepare them. A light breakfast will be served, as well as some of the healing foods. RSVP to Stace at 603-528-2555 or


Donald Chesebrough, 82

GILFORD — Donald Chesebrough, 82, of 341 Belknap Mt. Road, died surrounded by family at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Mr. Chesebrough was born January 29, 1930 in Westerly, Rhode Island, the son of J. Cutler and Lois (Brown) Chesebrough. He served in the U. S. Army Active Reserve for twenty years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel from Fort Devens in Massachusetts. He moved to Gilford in 1973 and worked for the State of N.H. Department of Environmental Services for eighteen years. Mr. Chesebrough was an avid skier, skiing some 70 years in New England and the Alps. He was a long-time member of the Gilford Community Band and enjoyed volunteering for Bolduc Park, Gunstock, and many other organizations. Survivors include his wife of forty-eight years, Mary (Fiock) Chesebrough, of Gilford; a son, Robert A. Chesebrough and wife Lynn, of Hollis, NH; a daughter, Patricia C. Passariello and husband Paul, of North Andover, MA; three grandchildren;

a sister, Nancy Denison and husband Oliver, of Mystic, CT and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Chesebrough was predeceased by his twin brother, Richard Chesebrough, and by a brother, Wilfred Chesebrough. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11am at the Gilford Community Church; 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at the family lot in Stonington Cemetery, Stonington, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Gilford Community Band; c/o Laconia Savings Bank; 62 Pleasant Street; Laconia, NH 03246; or to Bolduc Park Association; P.O. Box 7273; Laconia, NH 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

Arthur C. LaFoe, 78

LACONIA – Arthur Charles LaFoe, 78, of 44 Garfield Street, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at Lakes Region General Hospital. He was born in New London, NH, the son of Arthur W. and Roberta (West) LaFoe. He served in the USAF and also worked for many years as a machinist for such companies as Scott & Williams, New Hampshire Ball Bearing and Baron Machine. Arthur loved and lived the Native American culture and enjoyed making silver and turquoise jewelry. He was predeceased by his wife, Jan (Miller) LaFoe. He is survived by his three sons; John C. LaFoe of Belmont, James M. LaFoe of Sanbornton and Jeffrey R. LaFoe of Belmont, one brother, Arthur W. LaFoe

Jr. of Franklin, one half brother, David Hosmer of South Sutton, NH, two sisters; Cheryl A. LaFoe of Laconia and Grace Gould of Stoneham, Mass., two grandchildren; Leah LaFoe and Cory Lyn Shea, nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572 Laconia, NH 03247. 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

PSU Theatre presents Twelfth Night March 8-11

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre at Dance at Plymouth State University will present Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s festive riot of mischiefmaking and misplaced desire, March 8–11 in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts. Shakespeare loved to use the devise of mistaken identity, and nowhere does he use this convention more skillfully than in Twelfth Night, creating one comedic situation after another. Guest Director Kevin Gardner says Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s last pure comedy, with elements of several of his previous comedies however, almost as though he was summing up his career in this genre, or perhaps poking sly fun at himself. There is a crossdressed heroine, confusions of identity among twins, romance in several different forms both true and false, conniving servants, drunken louts and a wisecracking jester.”These are all things familiar in Shakespeare, but in Twelfth Night they’re served up with a trace of wistfulness, as though they were parts of a world that’s just about to fade away,” Gardner says. Gardner, a former feature writer/producer and theatre critic for New Hampshire Public Radio, is a longtime actor and director who works primarily in New Hampshire. He has taught theatre-related subjects at the New Hampton School, the New Hampshire Institute of Art and at St. Paul’s School, where he is in his 14th year as a faculty member in advanced studies. At PSU he has directed Macbeth, As You Like it, The Crucible, Metamorphoses, Rhinoceros and Mother Courage. Among the 20 plus characters in the play, audiences will meet Viola, a Lady of Messaline who has been shipwrecked, portrayed by Nicky Mandiola, a sophomore theatre arts major from Manchester; Olivia, an Illyrian Countess, portrayed by Samantha St. Onge, a senior theatre arts major from Londonderry; Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s kinsman, por-

trayed by James McEnerny; a senior theatre arts major from Middlebury, Vt., and Orsino, Duke of Illyria, portrayed by Mervin Enver Marvey, a senior theatre arts major from Rustenburg, South Africa. The PSU production sets the play in the mid-19th century—a visual world that’s pre-Civil War—”a kind of a Gone with the Wind world,’ according to Gardner. “This allows us to dress the show quite romantically and to use a musical palette that’s traditional and sentimental, like Stephen Foster and other composers of the period,’ Gardner says. Twelfth Night has more songs in it than most Shakespeare plays, and Gardner says they are lovely. He and two New Hampshire traditional artists, John Holden and Carolyn Parrott, will be the musicians. Audiences are invited to ‘’encounter’’ Twelfth Night March 8-10 at 8 p.m., March 10 at 2 p.m. and March 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at

Meet the Candidates’ event in Sandwich next Sunday afternoon

SANDWICH — There will be a “Meet the Candidates” event on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Sandwich on Main Street. All the candidates on the March 13 Sandwich town ballot and the Inter-Lakes school district ballot have been invited to attend. Lee Quimby will be the moderator.


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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It may feel as though the day goes by without progressing your interests. But if you think about the effect your efforts will have in the long run, what you’re doing now is absolutely crucial. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have your own ideas about how things should be done. You’ll research and put your theories to the test until you’re certain that you’re right. Avoid contests with combative types. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). “Whatever” will prove to be a disempowering word. Better to decide on the particular “what” you want and let people know. This afternoon, you’ll feel lucky. Act on it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are aspects of your life that never seem to get the attention they deserve even though they really matter to you. Happiness is finding a way to spend time on one of these neglected areas. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be highly motivated early in the day. The evening brings a bit of a slump. It will be the same tomorrow, so plan to get up early and do your best work in the a.m. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 6). You’ll feel loved and will have an overwhelming sense of belonging. The next month brings a breakthrough in your financial sector, mostly having to do with the high level of responsibility you display. Fun times in April may start a tradition that continues for the next decade. Strong love bonds form over the summer. Cancer and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 24, 31 and 18.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). It will be an effort to learn a different way of solving a problem, but be adventurous. You can always go back to what’s tried and true if the new way doesn’t suit you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll have some alone time, and you shouldn’t spend it all doing diligent and important work. Goof off. That’s what good friends do together, and you’re learning each day how to be a better friend to yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re laugh-out-loud funny. If the others aren’t laughing, it’s because your humor is too daring. But express it anyway, and then laugh all by yourself if you have to. It will bring up the energy around you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your power drive is high, and you’ll be irritated by anyone who tries to dominate you or give you unsolicited advice. You’ll show competence in any group you join. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are super-capable and you know it. You likely will have more energy than others, and you won’t mind doing extra work. You may yield to the needs of your loved ones because it’s the easiest thing to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may be accused of being too rigid, but maybe that’s a good thing. Being too flexible can lead to disorganization and a lack of self-discipline. Anyway, you’ll get a chance to unwind a bit tonight. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Competition and the struggle to get ahead will play a significant part in your life. You’ll be better off for the pressure, though, which will bring out the best in you, as it usually does.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, March 6, the 66th day of 2012. There are 300 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 6, 1962, what became known as the Ash Wednesday Storm began pounding the midAtlantic coast; over a three-day period, the storm resulted in 40 deaths and caused more than $200 million in property damage. On this date: In 1834, the city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto. In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege. In 1853, Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” premiered in Venice, Italy. In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and could not sue for his freedom in federal court. In 1902, Congress passed a measure creating a Census Office in the Department of the Interior (the office was moved to the Department of Commerce and Labor the following year). In 1912, Oreo sandwich cookies (originally called “biscuits”) were first introduced by Nabisco. In 1933, a nationwide bank holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt went into effect. In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II. In 1957, the former British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland became the independent state of Ghana. In 1967, the daughter of Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva (ah-lee-loo-YAY’-vah), appeared at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and declared her intention to defect to the West. In 1970, a bomb being built inside a Greenwich Village townhouse by the radical Weathermen accidentally went off, destroying the house and killing three group members. In 1987, 193 people died when the British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized off the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. One year ago: The space shuttle and space station crews hugged goodbye after more than a week together, but saved their most heartfelt farewell for Discovery, which was on its final voyage after nearly three decades. Today’s Birthdays: Orchestra conductor Julius Rudel is 91. Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is 85. Orchestra conductor Lorin Maazel is 82. Country singer Doug Dillard is 75. Actresswriter Joanna Miles is 72. Actor Ben Murphy is 70. Opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is 68. Singer Mary Wilson is 68. Rock musician Hugh Grundy is 67. Rock singer-musician David Gilmour is 66. Actress Anna Maria Horsford is 65. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 65. Singer Kiki Dee is 65. Actor Tom Arnold is 53. Actor D.L. Hughley is 48. Country songwriter Skip Ewing is 48. Actress Yvette Wilson is 48. Actor Shuler Hensley is 45. Actress Connie Britton is 45. Actress Moira Kelly is 44. Actress Amy Pietz is 43. Rock musician Chris Broderick (Megadeth) is 42. NBA player Shaquille O’Neal is 40. Country singer Trent Willmon is 39. Country musician Shan Farmer (Ricochet) is 38. Rock musician Chris Tomson is 28. Actor Eli Marienthal is 26. Actor Jimmy Galeota is 26. Actor Dillon Freasier is 16. Actress Savannah Stehlin is 16.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Living history presentation of “Abraham & Mary Lincoln: The Long & Short of It” at the Gilmanton YearRound Library. 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Featuring character actors Steve and Sharon Wood of Claremont. Fundraiser at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery in Gilford to benefit the Laconia High School Sachem Band Boosters. 5 to 9 p.m. Mention the cause and half of your food bill will be donated to to support the band’s Disney trip in April. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and sill levels welcome. We will teach. 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. Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House. Reading with “Rocky” at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sign-up in the Children’s Room to hear a great story hold by “Rocky” the therapy dog’s mom, Miss Carol. Luck Legos time at the Meredith Public Library. 3 to 5 p.m. For ages 5-10.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on topic of “Why Your Website Still Matters in a Social Media World”. Noon to 1 p.m. at the Pease Public Library in Plymouth. Hosted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. Free but seating is limited. Reservations at 536-1001. Public information session hosted by the Downtown Laconia TIF District Advisory Board. 6 p.m. at the Belknap Mill. An explanation of how TIF District funds may be used, followed by an open forum to solicit ideas on how to utilize TIF funding to improve the downtown area. Light refreshments will be served. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church, 96 Main Street in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threats of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton,

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Eptam Plastics is presenting sponsor of Belknap Mill’s ‘Made in the USA’ event

Gearing up for the Private Collections event which will feature “Made in the USA’’ automobile collections are Sally Keroack, Steve Weeks, Susie Page, Pam Landry, Uncle Sam, Dick Dearborn of Eptam Plastics, Roger Landry, Alison Whynot and Ana Gourlay. (Courtesy photo)


Browsing 695 Main Street, Laconia • 524-4775

Visit our website for additional information.

This Weeks Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 7th @ 10:00 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, March 6th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

Wednesday, March 7th @ 6:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Movie, books, & snacks for families with children. Free admission.

Movies & More for Kids

Friday, March 9th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “Dolphin Tale” PG A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Admission is free. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver 14 or older.

Adults: Adult Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 6th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck Discussion led by Maren Tirabassi. The story of a Chinese farming couple whose lives are torn apart by poverty, greed, and nature.

Future Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 14th @ 10:00 Thursday, March 15th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, March 6th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Eating of the Green!

Monday, March 12th @ 3:30 Selig Storytime Room Kids - come try green foods!

Booktalks for Kids

Thursday, March 15th Laconia Rotary Hall Grades 6-8 @ 3:30; grades 3-5 @ 5:00

LEGO® Club

Friday, March 16th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Kids 5-12 are invited to join the LEGO Club. Bring your imaginations!

Teen Game Day

Tuesday, March 13th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play board games such as Cranium, Jenga, and Fact. Laconia Historical and Museum Society Exhibit January – April at the Laconia Public Library Perceptions & Celebrations of Laconia’s Native American History Re-imagining Captain Jack explores how past and present generations of Laconians have seen and celebrated the city’s Native American roots. It shows how new knowledge and inherent appreciation have steadily enlightened residents and made their celebrations more in line with the Native American cultures they seek to honor. January – April at the Goss Reading Room 188 Elm St. Lakeport Getting Around Town on the Laconia Street Railway The Historical and Museum Society also has a display at Goss Reading Room about the history of Laconia Street Railway, our city’s first public transportation system.

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

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill is raising the flag at this year’s Private Collections’ Event by saluting products “Made in the USA.” Eptam Plastics has once again signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of this seventh-annual event. Open to the community, it will be held on Friday, May 11, at the Lake Opechee Inn & Conference Center, with proceeds supporting the efforts to preserve and enhance ongoing programming at the Historic Belknap Mill. This year’s theme, “Made in the USA,” is a celebration of American classics. The collections will showcase American-built automobiles, featuring vintage and new vehicles, owned by some of the region’s most-notable collectors. Also included is a sampling of products made by prominent Lakes Region manufacturers. On display will be locally-made products, using the latest technology and valued items from our manufacturing heritage. “Eptam Plastics is proud to once again be the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s event. Maintaining the integrity of the Belknap Mill and its ongoing commitment to the history of the area is a very worthwhile cause,” says Eptam president, Dick Dearborn. As one of the event’s founding sponsors, Eptam has sponsored the event for all seven years. The Belknap Mill is also pleased to have two other returning major sponsors. Robert F. Smith of Gilford is the event’s Top Sponsor, and Laconia Savings Bank is the Reception Sponsor. Other contributing sponsors include Cantin Chevrolet, Coldwell Banker Commercial Weeks Associates, Fay’s Boat Yard, Happy Jack’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop, Jack Hutton, Meredith Village Savings Bank, McDevitt Trucks, NAPA Auto Parts, Profile Motors, and Public Service of New Hampshire. The generous support from these sponsors, volunteers, and guests makes this event possible. The Belknap Mill Society encourages others to show their pride for the red, white and blue and join its members and guests at this fun event. Tickets are $100 per person or $575 for a table of six, which includes a buffet of American dinner classics catered by O Steaks and Seafood, a live auction, and dancing to the sounds of Annie & the Orphans. For more information or to order tickets, call 5248813 or visit

Parks & Rec offers 5-week cheerleading class LACONIA — A cheerleading class offered by Laconia Parks & Recreation Department will start on Sunday, March 11 and run for five weeks. Classes will be held March 11-18 and April 1-1522. (Note the dates are not consecutive). Beginners will run from 8:30–9:45 a.m. and intermediate 10–11:15 a.m. at the Laconia Community Center. The fee is $50 per child. Taught at the beginner level will be all the basics, including stretches, motions, voice drill, basic jumps and body conditioning Intermediate courses are for those who know the basics and are ready for routines and stunting Contact Laconia Parks & Recreation to register at 524-5046.

CALENDAR from preceding page

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. ABC & Me time at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, crafts and games for children 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the week — “P”. NoveList class at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sign up at the Main Desk for this class that helps you find everything written by a favorite author.

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Dear Annie: My father is 87 years old and has congestive heart failure. I am the youngest of four siblings, two of whom live out of town. For some reason, everything falls on me. We pay for a caregiver to come in for four hours a day, but she leaves at noon. My brother sometimes takes over until I get home from work, at which point I stay until my husband relieves me. Then I go home to change clothes and return. I have not enjoyed the comfort of my own bed for a while. On weekends, my husband and I take care of Dad together. When my two out-of-state siblings last came to visit, I told them this is too much for me and I have no time for myself or my family. One told me he didn’t care about my life, that all he cared about was Dad not being alone. I told him to ask the neighbor how many hours I am with Dad. He became angry and said that after Dad dies, he never wants to see me again. I left my father ’s house and decided if that’s the way it’s going to be, I’ll take the night shift and stay with Dad from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day, but no more. If they want additional coverage, they’ll have to do it themselves or pay for it. One of my brothers can fly here anytime he wants. Dad doesn’t know we argued, and I don’t plan to tell him. I took care of my mother when she was ill and don’t appreciate being treated this way. I think it’s time everyone contributed their fair share. -- Hurting in Texas Dear Hurting: Your siblings are being terribly unfair to you, but that’s not uncommon in these circumstances. Can your other siblings contribute financially to extend the caregiver’s time during the day? Would it make sense to put your father in an assisted-living facility or let him move in with one of you? You might also look into respite care so

you and your husband can get a break. Check the National Family Caregivers Association ( for resources and support. Dear Annie: My boyfriend recently broke up with me via text message, stating that I “deserve better.” He leads a very active and busy life, and so do I. He also told me our relationship wouldn’t last and wasn’t going anywhere. But the funny part is, he keeps inviting me out. I did go over to his place, and he apologized and said he regretted the breakup. But he added that in the long run, it was for the best. He keeps asking me to stay all night, and he holds me real tight. I am confused. What should I do? -- Devastated Dear Devastated: Walk away from this manipulative guy. He’s looking for “friends with benefits,” not a real relationship. He’s been honest enough to say there is no future for the two of you. That much you can believe. Dear Annie: I read with interest the letter from “Troubled in Tallahassee,” whose supervisor is constantly interrupting her. While your suggestions are helpful if her claims are true, I was surprised you did not mention that one reason why her supervisor interrupts might be to keep her on point. I have supervised many employees in my life, and it never fails that at least one employee in a group feels the need to prattle on endlessly about tedious details, sometimes totally unrelated to the topic. I suggest you add to your advice the suggestion that “Troubled” trim down her responses to “just the facts, ma’am,” and rely on her supervisor to ask any questions if further information is needed. -- No Time for Nonsense in Imperial, Penn.

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

$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. does not apply to yard sales. 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, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.



For Rent

For Rent

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

2002 Nissan Sentra R Spec-V, 4 cylinder, 6-speed, good gas mileage, $2500/ obo. Call Shane 603-848-0530

Gilford- 1 bedroom, includes all utilities, washer/dryer. TV, Internet. Great view! No smokers/pets. $850/Month. 293-8976


2003 Chevy Silverado 1500- 4X4 Ext. Cab. 6 1/2 ft. bed, Automatic, 4.8 V8. A/C, 64,500 miles, tow package, one owner, excellent condition. $12,995. 393-1408

AVAILABLE April 1. Large 1 bedroom apt. 2nd floor, quiet street, off-street parking, furnished or not, small pets OK, walk to park & beach includes basic cable, WiFi, hot water. You pay elec. $750. 630-1250.

SHIH Tzu puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450. (603)539-1603.

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

Outstanding yellows, blacks and chocolate Puppies AKC In home raised. Taking deposits. (603)664-2828.

Announcement $100 Reward for information re: who shot my windshield in Tilton, the 26-year-old using my name, who ordered break-in to my Belmont home, any known relationship this has to unlisted pedophiles. Information re: abuse in institutions by police & courts. Janine Wallace, 4 Brookside Circle, Belmont, NH 03220 or PO Box 1555, Avon Park, FL 33825. WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.

Autos 1985 Ford van 85,000 miles F-350 Diesel fuel tanks, $1800. 524-6592 or 455-5436. 1993 Dodge Ram Wagon B350 Van Towing package, 43,000 miles, $3000. 524-6592 or 455-5436. 1993 F150 Extended Cab with cab. 6-cylinder, all new brakes & shocks. Not a rust bucket, totally inspectible, truck in good shape! $1,500. 603-677-2865 1998 Buick Century. 67K miles, from Florida. Runs great, good condition. $3,500. 998-7337 2002 Chevy Prizm- 90,000 miles. Good condition, have maintenance records. $3,000.

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

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

Child Care CHILD care in my home, all meals and snacks provided, reasonable rates full or part-time. Twenty-six years experience as pediatric nurse. 369-1824 or 393-0164.

For Rent

BELMONT- 1.5 bedroom mobile home , appliances, Located in a 55+ park - no pets, no smokingfirst + security, references. $700.00/month + utilties, storage shed, large lot. 528-1463 or 524-6162 BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 267-0545-or 781-344-3749

Franklin 3 Bedroom Mobile Home on Own Land 1-1/2 baths, Washer/Dryer Handicap Ramp Mowing, Plowing & Water Includ. $850/Month + utilities No Smoking, Pets, Sec & Refer.


GILFORD Lease to Own - $1,250/Mo. 5% or $10k Down

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

3 bedrooms, oversized garage/ workshop, need 5% or $10k down and owner will finance the rest. For pictures and more info, Call 393-5756.

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

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

AT Weirs Beach. Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/HW incl Laundry hook-ups. $890/month. $500 security. 296-5314. BRISTOL2 bedroom new everything inside. $750 per month

GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $890/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references,

GILFORD: 4-bedroom, 3-bath house, garage, decks, hot tub, walk-out basement, lake view, W/D. No smoking. Pet negotiable. $1,650/month +utilities. References, security deposit, one year lease. 603-455-6269. GUNSTOCK Acres Home: Private entrance, deck & livingroom. No pets or smoking. $525/month. 603-759-2895. LACONIA - 26 Dartmouth St., low traffic area near schools, park & downtown. 1/2 of a duplex, 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, walk-out basement w/washer-dryer hookups, large open porch, level lot for outside activities & ample off street parking. On the sunny side of the house, clean w/hardwood floors. Non-smoking. $1,000/month plus heat & utilities. Call owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA - Old Mill Building. First floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath condo. Wood floors, granite, stainless steel appliances $1000 per month includes cable. Washer/dryer in unit. No smoking/ no pets 524-1799. LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA Lg. 3-room refurbished, 2nd floor apt. inc. heat/ parking, $175 week, no pets/ smoking. Refer. & Security deposit required. 524-1874 or 524-4590 LACONIA Union Ave. 3 Bedroom, fresh paint, urethane hardwood floors, private entrance, on-site plowed parking, private playground. Heat/ hot water incl. No pets. $210/week. 455-6115 LACONIA- 1 room for rent. 118 Court St. 1st floor, $120/Week includes everything. Own

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA- BIg 1-bedroom close to downtown. Includes plowing, 2-car parking & washer/dryer. Plenty of closet space. 2nd floor. $200 heat credit, no dogs/smoking. $170/Week + 4-week security deposit. Credit & criminal background check required. Section 8 approved. Leave message for Rob 617-529-1838

Newly Renovated Apartments, Meredith, NH

Laconia- Charming large 1 bedroom first floor apartment in quiet neighborhood. Large yard, parking, washer/dryer hookups. $685/Month + Utilities. 524-2453 LACONIAGreat downtown Location. Rooms for rent. Share kitchen & bath. Utilities included. $107-$115/Week. 524-1884

New two bedroom apartment: $1,100/month, New three bedroom apartment: $1,200/month. Great parking, close to town, brand new appliances heat and air conditioning included in rent. Call for more information and appointment to see. Joyce Janitorial Service 603-524-8533 LACONIA: 1-bedroom apt., 2nd floor, South Main St. $650/month includes heat and hot water. Security deposit required. 267-5228, evenings. Leave message.

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Spacious 3 bedroom duplex. Laundry hookups, two porches. No pets. $950/Month + utilities. 603-455-0874 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 LACONIA: 2-3 bedroom on 1st floor, includes basement with laundry hookups, near hospital, $280/wk including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, LACONIA: Large, sunny 3BR, first floor. $1,000/month plus utilities. Central air, washer/dryer hookup, hardwood floors, walk to the lake and downtown with space for your garden. Available June 1st. Pet friendly. Contact Heather, 998-3174. LACONIA: 1-bedroom, $135$150/ weekly includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 528-0024. LACONIA: 2+ Bedrooms, washer/dryer hook-up. $225/Week includes heat and hot water. References/deposit required. No pets/No smoking. 528-6205.

Tilton- Large 1 bedroom. Newly renovated kitchen. Features washer/dryer, dishwasher, attached greenhouse. $750/Month including utilities. No dogs. 524-7315 TILTONUPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $630/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. TILTON: 3-bedroom spacious apt., 2nd floor, convenient location, no pets. $850/mo. plus utilities. Security deposit, references. 286-8200 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$185 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

LACONIA: 3-bedroom house. $1,000/Month + utilities. Pets considered. References & deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: Charming sunny small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200/week. includes heat/ hot water. 455-5569. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $175/Week, utilities included. No pets. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKEPORT- Freshly painted, big 5-room, 2-bedroom apartment with lake view. Includes washer/dryer, hardwood floors, cabinet kitchen, 2 car parking, plowing and landscaping. Huge, bright and sunny master bedroom overlooking lake. Section 8 approved. $185/Week + 4-week security deposit. No utilities, no dogs, no smoking. Proper I.D., credit check and background check required. Showings on Friday only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838 LITTLE HOUSE, Ashland. This guesthouse is tiny, but cozy. Climb up ships ladder to 2 small bedrooms. Bath has shower only. Nice porch. All utilities included plus basic cable & internet. $175/wk or $750/mo, plus security deposit. References. No pets, non smokers ONLY. 968-7800 MEREDITH lakefront studio, utilities included, no pets, no smokers, single person, $850/mo. Call 279-1472.

For Rent-Commercial LACONIA - 1,200 Sq. Ft. of light and airy 1st class, 2nd floor professional office space with exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings; in downtown overlooking the Winnipesaukee River and Rotary Park in the Historic Belknap Mill. $1,400/mo. plus electricity and A/C. Call 524-8813 for an appointment to see. Laconia- Several prime Main St. Stores in center of town. 1,000 & 2,000 Sq. Ft.+ basements. From $1,000/Month includes heat. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LOCATION LOCATION. If your business needs exposure this may be your perfect fit. Real estate, legal, dental, eye care, office or retail business seeking. Visibility, should take a look at this 750 sq. ft. office/store front with high traffic count and plenty of parking. Just steps away from the Common Man in Ashland. $850/mo. All utilities included. 968-7800.

MEREDITH Great Location! 31 Foundry Ave. Off Route 104

(Behind Olde Province Common)

1,500 Sq. Ft. with 17’ ceiling & 14’ overhead door. Partial 2nd level balcony space. Finished office cubicle on 1st floor. Perfect for graphic, woodworking, artistry, retail, storage, etc.

$750/Month + Utilities 279-0142 (Business) 677-2298 (Cell)

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For Sale


AMAZING FOUR WHEELER DEAL! 2012 Polaris Sportsman HO with brand new trailer. Both never used! Title, Warranty, Manuals. Sell both for $6500 or four wheeler for $5800, trailer for $800. NEED TO SELL! 603-387-2630.


AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. CLASSIC Wooden Motorola stereo phonic console LP and 45 player 44”X30”X18” with AM/FM radio from the 1950's still works, $100, 723-4032.

Eli’s Attic

355 Central Street, Franklin All your household & family needs with prices that are hard to beat. All kids clothes size 0 thru 20 youth just 2 bucks top & 2 bucks bottoms regardless of brand All Day Every Day

Wed. - Sat. 10am-6pm 630-9664

FIREWOOD Kiln dried, 16 inch cut and split, $300 a cord or half a cord $200, clean, no bugs, incl free bag of kindling and delivery. Early Bird Farm. 435-9385 FIREWOOD: Green. Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. (603)455-8419.or (603)267-1934. I buy old stuff. House, barn, attic contents. 528-0247. LARGE LOT womens clothing, brand new with tags, mostly plus sizes, 600 to 700 pieces, racks also. Retail value $16.000 sell for $1200. 603-930-5222.

LACONIA MOVING SALE Fri. 3/9 - Sun. 3/11, 10-4. Stop by check it out, buy something, take some free stuff. White wicker set, canoe, chairs, dressers, table, computer, and other household items. 581-8963 MOVING SALE- Leather chair, round kitchen table/chairs-$50. Desks, glass coffee (2) end tables - $75. Air conditioner (10,000btu) -$75. snow blower -$95. 387-4516

New Yorker Cast Iron Oil Fired Boiler New, never installed, complete with paperwork.

model# CL3-140-PWT-TBWIZ Serial # 65232257


Help Wanted

is presently taking applications for asphalt lay down crew positions, aggressive pay & health benefit.Must have 5 years’ experience for all positions working with asphalt lay down crews and valid license.

Help Wanted

• Field superintendent • Lay down crew foremen • Lay down crew paver and roller operators & laborers/rake men • Low bed driver/laborer • Truck driver/laborer • Grader operator

Be Part of the

Please call for appointment at



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

Sales Team

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763. COUCH and matching oversized chair, dark green, $250. 2 sage green recliners $75 each. Clean, no rips Call 528-0287. NEW mattresses ...always a great deal! Starting; King set complete

May 1- October 31 and June 19August 17, 2012 for Alton Parks and Recreation. Seasonal/PT32-40 hours per week. Duties include: mowing, raking, landscaping, rubbish removal, janitorial cleaning and building maintenance. Valid NH Driver's License, physical and background check required. Applications are available at the Alton Parks and Recreation Department, 875-0109 or Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

PARKS & RECREATION MAINTENANCE POSITION The Town of Meredith is currently recruiting for a seasonal Maintenance Laborer in our Parks and Recreation Department. The schedule for this position is Saturday and Sunday 5am-1:30pm; and the pay range for this position is $10.73-$13.45. The position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate. Employment applications can be obtained at the Towns website; All positions require successfully passing a criminal background check. The Town of Meredith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Building Products Company Looking to hire several people. If you have worked in the weatherization field we want you. Previous experience only.

Send resumes and cover letters to:

Ideal candidate will have worked in the industry 2-5 years and have OSHA 10 card. Must have valid NH Drivers License with clean driving record, pass background and pre-employment drug screening.

We offer paid vacations, holidays, health insurance and 401K with match.

PART-TIME LNA to work with an elderly male veteran in the Gilford area. Hours Mon-Sun 6:30-8:30 am or 4:30-6:30 pm, at $18/ hour. Call Sandi 524-2328. KITCHEN Dining room help needed, 20hrs per week. Call Donna (603)476-5110.

Apply in person to: Quality Insulation, 1 Pease Rd., Meredith, NH BOOTH Rental Available: Downtown Laconia, designer salon, $100/week. Please email resume to

Openings Available New Boat Rigger Prepare new boats for delivery. Basic mechanical and accessory installation experience required.

Forklift Operator Launch boats with a Marina forklift and/or travelift and other miscellaneous boat year duties. Experience preferred.

Seasonal Boat Cleaner/Detailers Energetic and motivated individuals to clean and detail boats.

Apply to Jason Marceau

Save 10% off first order with Avon. Call Katie at 603-387-1650. Host an Avon Party Today!!


PHEASANT Ridge Golf Club. Seasonal positions Available. Full time Snack Bar Supervisor, Full & Part-time Snack Bar staff, Full time Golf Course Maintenance. Call 524-7808 or pick up application at the golf club, 140 Country Club Rd. Gilford.

As a full-time Sales Team Lead you will generate new business, nurture existing business and mentor a team of Sales Professionals. Candidates must have a Bachelors degree along with 3-5 years consumable sales experience. Valid driver!s license, ability to travel and a proven record of leadership and dependability. Salary + commission.

$1,400 O B O MUST SELL! 707-9879 PINE dining room set, (table and 4 chairs), hutch, and a dry sink. $400 or BO. Sears Electric Dryer $40. Call 528-5454.

Help Wanted LIFEGUARDS June 21 - September 4 for Alton Parks and Recreation. Seasonal/PT/FT- 32-40 hours per week for Alton swim areas on Lake Winnipesaukee. Red Cross Lifeguard Certification required. Applications are available at the Alton Parks and Recreation Department, 875-0109 or EOE.

Immediate Part Time Position

Residential Lighting Showroom/Office Assistant Team LE is looking for an energetic, dependable self starter who enjoys working with the public. The successful candidate must have a positive attitude, good communication skills and be detailed oriented. Previous sales/customer service and general office experience required. Computer experience preferred. Candidate must be available to work up to 30 hours a week including Saturdays 8-12.

Come join TEAM LE! Apply in person or send resume to: Chris Resca Laconia Electric Supply 935 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246


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

• And Marketing / Advertising Departments This is a permanent psoition so looking for those looking for something long term. All applicants must pass a criminal background check and always dress to impress. Those interested should call Mon & Tue due to the fact we can put you to work this week our # is 528-2237 ask for Allie.

Office Clerk June-August for Alton Parks and Recreation. Seasonal/PT- 24-32 hours per week. Position includes: filing, data entry, accounting, customer assistance, public relations and working programs as needed. Applications are available at the Alton Parks and Recreation Department, 875-0109 or EOE.

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Speare Memorial Hospital to host national exhibition ‘Lilly Oncology on Canvas’ PLYMOUTH — For Chris Bolan it was a shock. It gave Donna Toohey a new perspective. Melissa Howard made a radical decision because of it. And for Marcia Morris, it is now all about prevention. They all have their own story to tell, but they share a common bond—being diagnosed with cancer. That is exactly what the Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey is all about; the individual journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis as patient, family member, friend, caregiver or healthcare provider. This national exhibit is coming to Speare Memorial Hospital March 9 – 11, and the community is invited to take part in this shared experience. Sponsored by Northway Bank, over 50 pieces of art will be on display in Speare’s east wing, accessible from the main entrance off Hospital Road. There is no charge to view the exhibit which will be open during regular operation/visiting hours. The idea for bringing the exhibit to Speare was Miriah Greenwood’s, clinical leader in the Surgical Services Department. She has her own story to tell, having lost her mother and grandfather to pancreatic cancer, and a sister who is a breast cancer survivor. Greenwood says, “I am such an advocate

for cancer awareness and prevention. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, and by sharing experiences we as a community—both as neighbors and healthcare— can embrace knowledge as power for prevention, offer hope through support and learn from survivors.” Fred Nold, of Hebron says his airplane series of paintings, which will also be on display during the Lilly exhibit, took shape while he sat in the chemo chair. He says, “My inner child began to emerge and I reflected on my beginnings as an artist. I remembered drawing WWII planes when six of my uncles fought overseas, and my childhood drawings were combat related.” Nold began painting his adult version of the planes initially as a present for his grandson. He moved on to painting bold, vibrant impressions of the WWII

images. He states, “In the very end, they are just the impressions of a young boy in an old man’s hand.” Nold’s work can be seen at Artistic Roots in Plymouth or on his website: Together with Chris, Donna, Melissa and Marcia mentioned above, several other community members are sharing their journeys to help promote the exhibition. Their stories are on display in businesses throughout the greater Plymouth area. Many will also be on hand at the Opening Night Gala planned for Thursday, March 8 to support cancer care services at Speare. Requested donation is $35 per person and advance reservations are required. For further information contact Susan Durgy, director of development, by March 2 at 2382211, or via email:

LACONIA — The annual meeting of the Lou Athanas Youth Basketball League will be held on Sunday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center. The league’s board of directors will elect the exec-

utive board for the upcoming season and make recommendations for appointed board positions. Those interested in an appointed board position are invited to attend the meeting.

Lou Athanas Basketball League meeting March 11


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