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Town election day!

E E R F Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Guy walks into a bar with a Taser. . . By Gail OBer


LACONIA — A Gilmanton man may spend 10 weekends in the county jail for zapping a man with a Taser gun while both were drinking at a local night club on Oct. 30. Judge James Carroll IV told Dustin Milliken, 26, of 108 Sawyer Lake Road that he was not convinced he acted in selfdefense the night he zapped Lawrence Jefferson III of Concord see taseR page 8

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ings, principal of the town’s Elementary School. Hemingway earned his B.A. degree in elementary education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1977, and in 1982 completed his master’s degree in education, majoring in administration, at Plymouth


GILFORD — The School Board last night announced that Kent Hemingway, assistant superintendent of schools in Rochester, has been appointed to succeed Paul DeMinico as Superintendent of Schools here, beginning July 1. Kurt Webber, chairman of the board, said that “it was a difficult choice.” He described all three of the finalists as “outstanding candidates,” adding that the selection process was marked by “a lot of discussion at the board.” The list of finalists included Jack Bill-

Kent Hemingway (Michael Kitch photo)

State University, where he later received a certificate in advanced graduate studies (C.A.G.S.) in educational leadership. Since 2003 he has served as an adjunct professor at PSU, teaching school administration and leadership development. Between 1977 and 1981 Hemingway taught fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades at the K.A. Brett School in Tamworth as well as served as assistant principal. He spent the next two years as a teaching principal at Wells Memorial School in Harrisville before leaving New Hampshire for Massachusetts, where he spent a year as see GILFORd page 12

Center Harbor Police Chief Mark Chase works in the 400-square-foot space at the rear of the town’s municipal building that serves as police headquarters. Evidence and records are stored at the fire station. Voters today will decide whether to spend as much as $1.275-million to build a new police station on Rte. 3. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)

Center Harbor voters have say on contentious police station issue By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

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Gadhafi controls the skies over Libyan rebels’ heads RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) — Repeated airstrikes by Libyan warplanes on Monday illustrated the edge Moammar Gadhafi holds in his fight against rebel forces marching toward the capital: He controls the air. After pleading from the uprising’s leaders, Britain and France began drafting a U.N. resolution for a no-fly zone in Libya that could balance the scales. President Barack Obama warned that the U.S. and its NATO allies are still considering military options to stop what he called “unacceptable” violence by Gadhafi’s regime. NATO decided to boost flights of AWACs surveillance planes over Libya from 10 to 24 hours a day, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder said. “I want to send a very clear message to those who are around Colonel Gadhafi. It is their choice to make how they operate moving forward. And they will be held accountable for whatever violence con-

tinues to take place,” Obama said during remarks in the Oval Office Monday. Libyan warplanes launched multiple airstrikes Monday on opposition fighters regrouping at the oil port of Ras Lanouf on the Mediterranean coast a day after they were driven back by a heavy government counteroffensive aimed at stopping the rebel drive toward Tripoli, Gadhafi’s stronghold. One strike hit near a gas station in Ras Lanouf, blasting two large craters in the road and wounding at least two people in a pick up truck. The rebels oppose any Western ground troops deploying in Libya, but they’re pressing for a no-fly zone to relieve them of the threat from the air. The rebels can take on “the rockets and the tanks, but not Gadhafi’s air force,” said Ali Suleiman, a rebel fighter at Ras Lanouf. “We don’t want a foreign military intervention (on the ground), but we do want a

no-fly zone. We are all waiting for one.” Arab Gulf countries joined the calls for a no-fly zone, with the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates saying a conference of his country’s neighbors that the U.N. Security Council should “shoulder its historical responsibility for protecting the Libyan people.” Still, Western military intervention does not seem imminent — and the warnings may be an attempt to intimidate Gadhafi with words before deeds. British and French officials said the no-fly resolution was being drawn up as a contingency and it has not been decided whether to put it before the U.N. Security Council, where Russia holds veto power and has rejected such a move. Western officials have said a no-fly zone does not require a U.N. mandate, but they would prefer to have one. see LIBYA page 13

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats who fled the state nearly three weeks ago asked Monday for a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker to talk about changes to his plan to eliminate most public workers’ union rights, a request the governor dismissed as “ridiculous.” Walker said he and his administration have been in communication with at least a couple of the AWOL Senate Democrats about a deal that could bring them back, but the lawmaker who asked for the meeting, Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, “is firmly standing in the way.” That accusation led to a flurry of angry responses from Democrats who said Walker was misrepresenting the talks. The sometimes-angry exchange suggested that any resolution to the stalemate was

farther away than ever. “Right now, I’m so damn mad at his misrepresentation of the truth and the public should be as well,” said Sen. Bob Jauch, one of two Democrats who had talked last week with the Senate Republican leader about possible compromises. “Trust is completely broken down now. I don’t believe anything he says.” The standoff has drawn national attention and placed Wisconsin at the center a vigorous debate over the future of union rights. Walker’s proposal to balance the state budget remains in limbo because, without the 14 Democrats, the state Senate does not have enough members present for a quorum. The senators said pressure is mounting on Walker and the GOP to compromise after weeks of protests that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the Capitol.

In addition, polls show substantial opposition to the governor and his plan, and recall efforts have been launched against Republican senators. Recall efforts have also begun against the Democrats. “The problem for the Democrats is to figure out how to come back and not be seen as conceding,” said Charles Franklin, a University of WisconsinMadison political science professor and founder of “Both sides have been so strongly supported by their constituencies that it makes it awfully hard to compromise unless they can find a way to both claim victory,” Franklin said. “And that’s certainly difficult.” Walker tried to place blame for the stalemate on Miller, the Democratic leader in the Senate, saying see WISCONSIN page 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen was fired Monday from “Two and a Half Men” by Warner Bros. Television following the hard-living actor’s bouts of wild partying, repeated hospitalizations and a bitter media campaign against his studio bosses. The action was taken after “careful consideration” and was effective immediately, the studio said in a statement. No decision has been made on the show’s future without its star, Warner spokesman Paul

McGuire said. Sheen, 45, who has used TV, radio and social media to create a big megaphone for himself, was not silent for long. In a text to The Associated Press, he responded by referring to his bosses with the F-word and, “They lose,” followed by the word “Trolls.” Asked if he planned to sue, Sheen texted back, “Big.” As for his next move, Sheen texted, “A big one.”

A call to his attorney, Marty Singer, seeking comment was not immediately returned Monday. CBS declined to comment. The firing capped a rare, raging public battle between a Hollywood star and those who employ him, with Sheen claiming the right to live as he pleased — including the acknowledged use of illegal drugs, although he’s said he is currently clean — as see SHEEN page 12

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Price of gas about more Oil settles above $105 a barrel; gas above $3.50 than just price of oil

(AP) — When Jay Ricker, owner of the BP gas station off Interstate 70 in Plainfield, Ind., set the price of unleaded gasoline at $3.44 per gallon on Monday of last week, it was 4 cents higher than the Friday before. That alone might have been irritating to drivers paying the highest gas prices in more than two years. It was even more so because it happened on a day when the price of crude oil, which is used to make gasoline, fell almost $1 a barrel. “It’s up 20 cents one day, down 10 cents the next day,” says Oscar Elmore, a courier who was filling up his Ford Taurus at a RaceTrac service station in Dallas recently. “It sounds kinda fishy to me.” Gas prices rise when oil prices rise, and fall when oil prices fall — except when they don’t. What you pay at your gas station depends on an array of factors, from what happens on an exchange in New York to what the competition is charging. This can rankle drivers, especially these days. Gas reached a national average of $3.51 a gallon on Monday. That’s up 14 cents, or 4 percent, over the past week. The week before, the average rose 20 cents, the steepest increase since September 2008. A year ago, the price was $2.75. The average is the highest it’s ever been this time of year, and analysts expect it to climb higher in the coming weeks. Unlike an iPhone or a pair of jeans or a Big Mac, oil and gas are commodities, and their prices can change every second at the New York Mercantile Exchange and other trading hubs. Those faroff changes affect the cost of the next day’s commute. Sellers of commodities, like gas station owners and refineries, price their product based not on what it costs to produce it, but on what it costs to replace it. Stations like the Plainfield BP, which gets shipments of gas see GAS page 13

Cost of a year at Dartmouth going up to $55k HANOVER (AP) — The total cost to attend Dartmouth College is going up nearly 6 percent to just over $55,000 for the next academic year. The Ivy League college said Monday that undergraduate tuition will increase 4.4 percent to $41,700 for the 2011-2012 academic year. The cost of tuition, room, board and fees will be $55,300. Officials say that covers about half the full cost of a Dartmouth education, with the rest met through gifts, endowment income and other revenue. About half of the undergraduate student body receives financial aid, with an average award of $36,000 per year. Tuition is free for students whose families make $75,000 a year or less.

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices continued to set new post-recession highs Monday as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pounded rebels near a key oil port in Libya. It’s unclear how long the country’s oil exports will be cut off, and traders prepared for a worst-case scenario in which world supplies would be under pressure for months. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery gained $1.02 to settle at $105.44 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The price almost hit $107 per barrel earlier in electronic trading, the highest level since Sept. 26, 2008. In London, Brent crude fell 93 cents to settle at $115.04 per barrel. The rise in oil is driving U.S. gasoline prices to levels that weren’t expected for at least another month. Pump prices have jumped an average of 39 cents per gallon since the Libyan uprising began in mid-February, forcing motorists to pay an additional $146 million per day for the same amount of fuel. The national average hit $3.509 per gallon on Monday, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. Libya, which sits on the largest oil reserves in Africa, has been engulfed in a four-week rebellion as militants try to oust Gadhafi after 41 years in power. Officials in the country say oil fields continue to operate, but daily exports of 1.5 million barrels could be cut off for some time. On Monday, Libyan warplanes launched more airstrikes on rebel positions around the Ras Lanouf oil port as forces loyal to Gadhafi tried to keep rebels from

advancing on his stronghold in the capital, Tripoli. OPEC has ramped up production to make up for the loss of Libyan crude. The Financial Times reported Monday that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Nigera are planning to put another 1 million barrels per day on the market. Also, the Obama administration is evaluating whether to tap U.S. strategic oil reserves to slow the rising price of oil. A White House spokesman said officials will base that decision on a variety of factors, including the flow of oil to the U.S. The government started to stockpile oil after the 1973 Arab embargo. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, located in massive underground salt deposits in Texas and Louisiana, currently holds 727 million barrels of oil — enough to supply the nation for 37 days. Releasing additional supplies and ramping up production could temporarily cool off overheated energy markets, but experts warned that it also would put a tighter squeeze on the world’s oil as the global economy recovers and consumption rises. “They’ll remove the cushion of extra supplies,” said Jim Ritterbusch, president of energy consultancy Ritterbusch and Associates. “Until this situation gets resolved, prices are going to continue to grind higher.” It also doesn’t make sense to tap into the U.S. reserves right now, analyst and trader Stephen Schork said. The supply problem exists mostly in Europe, where many refineries rely on Libyan crude. In contrast, U.S. refineries have access to a relatively large supply.

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4 types of pacifism Douglas P. Lackey, in his book, “The Ethics of War and Peace”, outlines four types of pacifism. The first is based on the immorality of killing. It seems that humans are hard-wired for this as suggested by the many people who have been in war who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. It is estimated that fifty thousand soldiers committed suicide as a result of the Vietnam war. I used to work with a guidance counselor who had been a state trooper and killed a bank robber in self-defense. He was totally exonerated following a hearing but the act of killing was so abhorrent to him, regardless of its justification, that he quit the state police and studied to be a counselor – a healing profession. The words, “Thou shalt not kill” in the Bible come with no qualifications but many have been added to the point that this commandment has been rendered ineffective. The Bible itself is also full of contradictions like “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” Separating the word of God from that of the ancient scribes is a difficult task but it also makes it possible to read-in to the Bible what we want to in order to justify our beliefs and actions. There are also conditions where the lives of few are sacrificed so that the lives of many can be spared as in closing off hatches to a bombed area of a ship where there are people in order to prevent the sinking of the ship in which case hundreds could die. There are also people who willingly put their own lives at risk so that others may be saved. They defy the law of self-preservation. For example, Gandhi once said that he was always willing to die but never willing to kill. The right to life argument says that, as a general rule, it is never morally permissive to kill some people in order to save others. The second type of pacifism is the immorality of violence between people and between nation-states. This is called universal pacifism. From the Sermon on the Mount, Christ was to have said, “Ye have heard that is has been said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, that ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also…bless them that curse you; love your enemies ; do good to them who hate you…” Gandhi added his own comment to this: “an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth will only make the world blind and toothless.”The early Christians rejected violence and refused to serve in the Roman army, and for this they were martyred in droves. For Gandhi, violence had to be relinquished and replaced by satyagraha or truth grasping. Thus, Gandhi equated truth with nonviolence and lies with violence and secrecy. For example, the nonviolent movement doesn’t have a KBG or CIA. The idea

of satyagraha is that by experiencing suffering – even death- on behalf of social justice, the soul is purified. At the same time that self-purification occurs, the transformation of the souls of opponents occurs. “The sword of the satyagraha is love.” One of the things that happened in India is that many of those British officials at the highest levels of power became opponents of the system they were supposed to enforce because Gandhi had converted them. The third type of pacifism says that personal violence in the act of self-defense is permissible but political violence is not. In essence, if you believe in this type of antiwar pacifism, you would try to disable anyone who tried to rob you as you were walking toward your car at night. However, if you were in a peace march the next day and someone tried to beat you up, you would not be allowed to fight back. This type of pacifist would also be a conscientious objector who denies the right of the state to define his enemies for him. Their argument is that all participation in war is morally wrong. In other words, the ends do not justify the means. This was also a major point made by Gandhi who believed that killing for peace was contradictory because the ends and means had to be consistent. Also, much of the killing in war is distance killing as in the case of bombs and rockets. Another argument posed by the anti-war pacifist is that in almost all wars eight out of ten casualties are civilians and most of those are children. Today, the killing of civilians is sanitized through the term, “collateral damage”. The anti-war pacifist believes it is immoral to kill civilians, and since it can’t be totally avoided in war, war itself is immoral by placing civilians in a position in which they are very likely to be killed or maimed. They also point out that over sixty million people were killed in World War II and that this is a poor measure of success. Everyone talks about the need to be able to defend against future Hitlers but rarely do people talk about ways to prevent future Hitlers. The fourth type of pacifism is private pacifism in which personal violence is not allowed but nation-state violence is. In other words, it’s okay for the police to use force against dangerous criminals or for the country to use it against foreign enemies that pose a danger. This is the rarest type of pacifism. St. Augustine believed that service in the military was not inconsistent with Christian values. However, he felt that violence was such a dangerous tool, that it needed to be regulated and kept out of the hands of civilians. There is no doubt where he would stand on the issue of gun control if he were alive today. He would be in favor of a well regulated militia and those are the see next page

LETTERS I look forward to meeting challenges of the town clerk position To the editor, A letter to the voters of Meredith: When you enter the election booth this Tuesday, you’ll find the name Valerie McDonald on the list for Meredith Town Clerk. Since moving to this area with my husband Paul 13 years ago, I have come to truly enjoy living in this community. The people, the businesses, the great opportunities, combine to make the Town of Meredith a very special place in which to live. Opportunity is the key word when it comes to running for an elected position. I believe voters deserve a choice when it comes to public service. I am running for the position because I have the skills, desire and willingness to serve your needs in town hall. With more than 25 years of experience serving the public, both in the private and public sector, I believe I can approach this position with a healthy attitude, winning smile and fresh look at how to make serving your needs more enjoyable. Currently I am working for the New Hampshire Marine Patrol, handling boat registrations, summons, phone calls and questions about the current laws, legal correspondence with the various courts, and attorneys in addition to other administrative duties. I also have a Justice of the Peace designation for processing legal documents. I have worked with banks, insurance companies, and financial planning

firms, all of these positions varied in duties from answering phones, typing minutes to the meetings, researching IRS regulations, billing and credits, administrative support and greeting people face to face. With an ever-changing world in technology, I have strong computer skills, an awareness of the NH RSA’s in dealing with the position of Town Clerk and more importantly I truly enjoy working with people. I am willing to put forth the energy and time it takes to learn what I don’t know, and will make every effort to come up with ideas and ways to make the position more efficient for the town. As a mother and grandmother, I am also aware of the time constraints facing families today. Of course online vehicle registrations saves people time, yet there are still many who enjoy visiting their town hall to get the process completed. I believe I can make this visit an enjoyable one. Additionally, I look forward to the many challenges the position has to offer, and I’m quite sure I can handle any and all aspects of the job. I hope this letter provides you with some additional information about the person whose name appears on the ballot on Tuesday March 8. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve you as your Town Clerk. Valerie McDonald Meredith

Don’t allow their ‘taxpayer be damned’ ways, vote for SB-2 To the editor, I’ll bet if you live in a tax cap city or a Senate Bill 2 town you are happy that in these uncertain — and I am being kind — economic times, that there is a process to bring government spending in line with your ability to pay the property taxes. In Concord the mayor and council were so bent on preventing the people from voting for a tax cap that they took the people to court to kill their right to amend their charter. One of those councilors is Republican Dan St. Hillaire, who is now the District 2 Executive Councilor. Noncompassionate or greedy people like him and other city councilors cost all

for us the right to have the tax cap. I am hopeful that the N.H. House and Senate will craft a law that will guarantee us the right once again to vote on our local fiscal policies. Over the years I have observed that school board members, educators, others who do not mind spending the taxpayers’ money for their desires will go to great lengths to defeat the implementation of SB-2. Do not allow them to continue their “taxpayer be damned” ways — vote for SB-2. You deserve to be treated as if you counted — and you will with SB2 — or, in our case; a tax cap! Niel Young Laconia

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LETTERS I’m proud to live where people can stand and speak their mind

My father is a very civil man; he can disagree without holding a grudge

To the editor, I want to congratulate Mr. Stephenson for fitting 10 lbs. of manure into a 5 lb. letter. I do however, take offense to many of his statements. I oppose SB-2 and I am NOT “ a selfish narrow minded political controller”. And it is not true that all who want SB-2 “ want FAIR 100-percent representation of ALL voters”. There may be agendas, factions and strong opinions on both sides for they all are human and not saints. As a historian, I can’t believe Mr. Stephenson is ignorant of history and thus really believes “town meeting was a way to prevent most people from voting and leave the vote to special interests”. “Antique” it may be, but as with most antiques it becomes more valuable the older and rarer it gets. Especially because it worked well then and still works well now. He scorns those who base much of their decision that SB-2 fails at the deliberative session stage. He says going to the deliberative session is “wasting four hours listening to nonsense”. I consider it democracy in action. I may not agree with every speaker but I would fight to retain their right to speak. No one is so smart and all knowing that they can’t learn from others, not even Mr. Stephenson. The deliberative session really is a mini Town Meeting with far fewer attendees. Here is where you can stand and speak for or against something and explain why. Your shared information however, reaches far fewer people because of the extremely

To the editor, First, let me begin by introducing myself as Richard Drenkhahn, Jr. the son of Richard Drenkhahn who is running for re-election Center Harbor Selectman. I do not want my views and comments to be confused with his. So with that being said, I don’t think I have ever been so upset with the way these letters to the editor have been written. About 90-percent of them have been filled with nothing but hate and discontent, usually never fact based, and just a lot of drama. The things I read are worse then kids arguing, calling each other names on the playground and running away. Apparently anyone with a computer and e-mail account thinks they can simply write whatever they want and submit it to all the newspapers. What a waste of people’s time, the editor’s time, and a perfectly good tree. I also get upset when people badmouth the qualifications and good character of my father. Yes, we are originally from California, but since we moved here to this, to quote my fathers opponent, “hamlet” of a town, we have done nothing but embrace the great character this town has. Not to mention since we’ve been here my family and I have been so involved with the town helping and volunteering in various committees and projects you would never have thought that we were from the West Coast. My father is a very civil man. You can have disagreements with him and maybe not see eye to eye, but you can still have a conversation, discussion, debate, and still leave the room knowing that later, if a tree fell in your driveway or your car got stuck in a snow bank, you could count on my dad to help you out despite your different views. That’s my Dad, always thinking of someone else. It seems however that not everyone can be civil when they want to disagree and prove a point. They again want to write more rumors and spread around more false information, using big, misleading rhetoric. The other thing I want to mention that everyone is up in arms about is the proposed police station. A couple of points actually. There seems to be a group of people against the whole idea and just against a police department in general. Now that’s just ridiculous! So that means, heaven forbid, there is a disturbance in town or a break-in at your million-dollar lake house, you have to wait for the closest patrol on duty to arrive. Lets hope that intruder doesn’t have enough time to take everything from you by then or cause any harm to you or your loved ones, because you had to wait. Originally the proposed station was to be constructed using a small portion of Morrill Park, but it was shot down because of “sentimental” value. Well sentimentalist, why haven’t you done anything with it recently? Right now it is just, at least in my eyes, a grass lawn with a rock in the middle. Why not propose to make it a park again like you all so passionately described

small attendance at most deliberative sessions. But this isn’t the big issue. It is at this meeting that any amendments are made and voted on. If voters are not present they get no say nor vote on those changes. If an amendment to reduce a department’s entire budget to one dollar, and it gets the votes, that is what you get to vote on in the voting booth and it cannot be changed then. Now your community operates on a default budget and if the group think it worked well one year they could perhaps get it through another year as well. This sort of thing is legal but damaging to the financial well-being of a town. Now, say the SB-2ers, you can have your say from the voting booth. You do not have a say! All you can do now is affirm or veto the decisions that were made by the minority at the deliberative session. One of the greatest freedoms we have is freedom of speech so why does Mr. Stephenson demean it so. I feel proud to be living where people are free to stand and speak for what they believe in. We don’t need the privacy of a voting booth at town meeting for we don’t have to fear dreadful reprisal if our opinions are known as in some countries. But if there is an issue that is better served by a secret vote we also have that ability at Town Meeting. I’m proud of my town of Sanbornton. We have defeated SB-2, a state record of 12 times. Evelyn Auger Sanbornton

I’m proud to live where people can stand and speak their mind To the editor, Tuesday, March 8th is election day and I urge all Belmont voters to be heard! As the retired Town Administrator, I have a strong knowledge of municipal government operations, state government, and the relationship between municipal needs and taxpayer concerns. I decided to run for the Selectman’s office as I feel qualified to participate in town decisions over the next three years. I am concerned about the impact of tax rates, property assessments, and municipal requirements as state and federal governments attempt to “cost shift” programs and dollars to local governments in an attempt to reduce their deficits and balance their budgets. Although the town has no involve-

ment with the school budget, there is dialogue with the School Board and I believe this is an issue on voters’ minds due to the high cost of education contributing to the tax rate. I believe the school system should have a budget committee to oversee the budget the same as the town has a budget committee to oversee its’ budget. This is particularly important in the next few years as “cost shifting” will be affecting the school budget. I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, March 8 because I feel strongly about the above issues. I do not make promises but will represent all citizens and employees of Belmont. Thank you for your consideration. Don McLelland, Sr. Candidate for Selectman Belmont

from preceding page only people who would have guns (and perhaps hunters). Why do some people gravitate toward one of these types of pacifism while others believe in both personal violence and state violence. Certainly the world would be much better off if people at least could eschew war because of the sheer volume of its destruction not to mention its expense. At least with personal violence, we are allowed to define our own enemies. To allow the state to assume that function is very risky because it could be

wrong in some cases. For example, can we really trust world leaders and their advisors to make accurate appraisals of what constitutes an enemy. Given some of the world leaders in history, I have my serious doubts. That alone should prompt us to devise a system whereby international disputes could be settled in a court of law and not on the battlefield where might does not always make right. (Leo R. Sandy is professor of counselor education at Plymouth State University and a consulting school psychologist.)


it to once be? The original proposed station was going to include providing nice pathways, trees, plants, and park benches in Morrill Park. What a nice place to have lunch on a summer day or to enjoy the fireworks over the bay on 4th of July or appreciate the Memorial Day Parade. Instead let’s all kick and scream and yell at each other until we get our way. And you know what? You did. The Selectboard did what they were supposed to, which was to listen to the majority of the town and come up with a new plan in the best interest of the town. We need a proper police station, yes, and whether you put it on Rt 25 or not, it needs to happen. Right now the police station is spread all over and even into Meredith, so I would like to take this time in thanking Meredith for letting us use their facility for FREE. Yes, that’s right, I on behalf of the rest of Center Harbor would like to thank the taxpayers of Meredith for letting us use their police station. I am actually surprised no one from Meredith has brought it up yet. This gravy train for us could only last so long before Meredith gets wise and starts charging us some ridiculous rental fee, which we will have to comply with because we decided to vote against having a proper police facility. The Selectboard is not out to get us in shady deals, and only looks out for the best interests of our town and its residents. Everyone practically knows everyone here in this town, especially if you’re involved, and our Selectboard are our friends, family, and our neighbors, so why would we all assume that they aren’t here for us looking out for our best interests? That is why we voted for them to be in the position in the first place, right? This group of people may be against the idea of a police station and that’s all right to have their views and opinion, but don’t try and tear down the whole Selectboard. You can vote against the station but to try and get your small group into different town elected positions to satisfy your own personal agenda is stupid. Lets try and maintain a democracy and not change it into an “idiotocracy.” Well that’s all I feel I have to rant about. If you feel the need to argue with me and get the last word in, feel free. This is my only submission on the matter, I do not want to be dragged into the poison that seems to be spreading from all the animosity. It is difficult sometimes, sitting on the side lines witnessing all that is being said, much of it untrue, especially when its your father who is running for the important and thankless job of Selectman. So please volunteer, get involved in projects and committees if you truly love this town, help each other out. Come to town meeting and vote yes for the police station and RE-ELECT Richard Drenkhahn, my father, for Selectman. Richard Drenkhahn, Jr. Center Harbor

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LETTERS A ‘yes’ vote on Article 4 will send strong message to school board To the editor, The Gilford School Board, administrators and various spending advocates are doing their best to create confusion over the citizen’s Petition Article IV that will appear on the School District ballot this year. First, it’s important to know a little history. In 1997, Gilford followed the legal process to become a Single Unit School District. To comply with the law and the rules set forth by the N.H. Department of Education, Gilford was required to submit a “District Plan” from which the district would be governed by (it’s Constitution). The “District Plan” was approved by the N.H. Board of Education and ratified by the voters of Gilford with the necessary 2/3rds majority in 1998. Unfortunately, the School Board NEVER implemented the “District Plan”. Article IV on this year’s ballot simply tells the School Board to obey the “District Plan” that governs the district. Opponents of the article are intentionally misleading, uniformed or just plain incompetent about what exactly governs the School District. It’s really hard to believe they don’t know the laws and documents that govern them. Even though I disagree with the district’s legal counsel, I do believe her legal opinion helps clear up the confusion. She claims that the district is not violating the governing document known as the “District Plan”. She said “I’ve read the ‘District Plan’ and the Gilford School Board is not violating it”. At least legal counsel clearly admits and knows that the “District Plan” is the Constitution that governs the Gilford School District. She is basically running interference for the School Board in hopes no one would legally challenge her. Unfortunately, she forgot to give that memo to Kurt Webber, chairman of the School Board. Speaking for the School Board, Chairman Kurt Webber said, “We looked at that recommendation and did not believe it was the right way to go”. This statement clearly defines how clueless the School Board is on so many levels. First and foremost, the “District Plan” is NOT a recommendation. It’s the only governing document the district is allowed to operate by, as required by the N.H. Department of Education. If Webber wanted to at least sound like he knew what he was talking about he should have followed legal counsel’s lead. He could have said the School Board is fully aware of the requirements of the District Plan and we are not violating it. The obvious conclusion is, either the School Board hasn’t even looked at the plan or they simply don’t understand what it requires. They’ve made a number of untrue claims to the Budget Committee and the public, including a claim that the law requires a superintendant. None of their claims turned out to be true. The Gilford School leadership, obviously having NO clue what their District Plan says, are focused on the fear of losing their superintendent.

This is nothing but a scare tactic or once again pure incompetence. Chairman Webber spun a story, using his military experience, stating that he couldn’t imagine going into battle without a leader. All due respect to his service to the country but he is showing his ignorance to the requirements of the management model prescribed by the “District Plan”. The approved District Plan clearly calls for a leader in the management model. In fact, it appropriately assigns the leadership roles where they belong for a district as small as ours. Not just in regards to the superintendent but the entire management structure of the SAU. Now the SAU has actually expanded its organization chart when it moved to the new SAU building. A quick review of the District Plan would reveal the clear intent to move from that model to a dramatically more streamline and simple model. In other words, the School Board has wasted about two million dollars of the taxpayers’ money for the last 13 years on an over bloated administration Of course the School District has various mouthpieces that are speaking against the plan. Budget Committee member Dale Dormody stated “the Petition Article should be clearer instead of the muddy language we see here.” Really? What could be clearer than the exact language used when 2/3 of voters voted “YES” on it? He also asked why his children, who weren’t even born when the District Plan was passed, should be required to live by it. So, he doesn’t think that his children should adhere to the laws passed before they were born? That’s scary! Then we have former School Board member Leo Sanfacon, who simply got completely confused with big words like “Constitution”. He believes the School Board can do whatever it wants. No wonder we’re paying over $19,000 per student in Gilford with no end in sight! What are the consequences to Article #4 with a “Yes” or “No” outcome? The law regarding the “District Plan” will not and CANNOT change either way, however a “Yes” vote would send a strong message to a tone-deaf school leadership. It’s time for them to start looking at ways to reduce the high cost of administration. This is CLEARLY laid out in the “District Plan”; a plan that was designed by a former superintendent and educator to actually enhance the education of children. You heard me right. The District Plan lays out the path to reduce the non-value-added cost of administration and ENHANCE the education opportunities for the children. Unfortunately, the School Board’s priority is to protect the high salaries and golden benefits of an over bloated administration. Article IV aims to tell them they are WRONG! Please help us send that message to the School Board by voting “Yes” on Article IV on the School District Ballot! Terry Stewart Gilford

Articles 15 - 19 provide help to the needy at a minimum cost To the editor, When I went to the recent Gilford Deliberative Session, I was not a supporter of the five warrant articles (15-19) which called for the town to pay certain “charities” for services to citizens of Gilford. The discussions at the Deliberative Session prompted me to investigate further. The “charities” in question are not-for profits which deliver specific services. These organizations receive charitable donations, grants and bequests from the public and other government entities in addition to being paid for their services by the municipalities they serve. The services provided by these organizations help truly needy citizens and municipal employees who need help. These are services the towns and municipalities cannot themselves efficiently provide. The organizations in question are: — Child and Family Services family counseling and family support services without regard to income. — Genesis Behavioral Health delivery of emergency mental health services. — Community Health and Hospice, Inc - hospice care, pediatric care to children at medical or social risk, homemaker services to allow the frail and elderly to avoid institutionalization

— Laconia Area Center of Community Action Program – fuel assistance, electric assistance, meals on wheels assistance, food pantry. — New Beginnings - support and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by domestic, sexual and stalking violence The total amount of money being sought by the five articles is $51,001 – less than 1/2 of 1-percent of the budget – but in tough times, nothing to sneeze at so we must ask if these are truly necessary expenditures. There are those who are against any type of support to the needy among us; at the other extreme are those who believe that government should provide all services to everyone. Although these may be legitimately held views, I don’t subscribe to them. I believe that Gilford should help the needy among us who can not help themselves as well as those who put themselves in harms way for our sake and suffer for it. These warrant articles provide for such help at minimum cost. We could not buy this professional help at a lower price. We should provide it. Therefore, I am going to vote for Articles 15-19 on October 8 and hope you will too. John Morgenstern Gilford

SB-2 system would have helped with Lions’ Club property vote To the editor, Some of you may remember the Moultonborough Town Meeting in March 2007, when Article 11 to purchase the Lions’ property, for $495,000, was approved. Many of the voters at town meeting that day were not familiar with the Lions’ Club property and for many it was their first introduction to the property. Voters should have known all of the facts that day before voting on Article 11. The Lions’ Club was represented by the selectmen as being the last good piece of land in Moultonborough and it was implied that we had to act fast to seal the deal. Just 271 voters said yes that day, a small minority of the towns 3700+ registered voters. How many of those 271 voters were fully informed and understood the impact the wetland would have on that property? If Moultonborough had SB-2 in place, the voting for Article 11 would have not taken place the same day

as town meeting but 30 days later. Voters would have had the opportunity to ask questions, know what was in the purchase and sales agreement, lease agreement, the “USE” agreement, and any of the other implied agreements or documents pertinent to the sale. Also voters would have had time to walk the land and become familiar with the wetlands. More importantly voters would have 30 days to research, ask questions and discuss the proposal with knowledgeable people before casting their vote. They would have had the opportunity to make an informed vote. This is just one example of why I like SB-2. The 30 day separation between the discussion and the voting is important. Please vote YES for SB-2 for both the town and the school on March 8th at the Life Safety Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jim Leiterman Moultonborough

Teachers will be providing free day care during Saturday’s meeting To the editor, Mark Billings left a very important point out of the last paragraph of his article in the Sun on Friday. In addition to an annual school district meeting on Saturday, March 12, with busing provided up the hill from I-L Elementary School Parking Lot, Inter-Lakes teachers not residing or voting in Center Harbor, Sandwich, or

Meredith have volunteered to provide day care for parents with young children so they too can attend the meeting. Others have donated juice boxes and snacks for the children. Way to stay involved Inter-Lakes teachers and thank you. Janette Lozada Meredith

Support Gilmanton agriculture by voting ‘no’ on Article 12 To the editor, On Tuesday, March 8, Gilmanton voters will have a change to support their neighbors, local agriculture and the right to farm by voting NO on Article 12. I own and farm land in Gilmanton

years. I would never us a fertilizer that would harm my fields or land and have personally seen the benefits biosolids provide. Please support farming and private property rights by voting NO on Article 12 on Tuesday.

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LETTERS SB-2 is greatest opportunity for voting rights since Magna Carta

Hanson’s service equals declining enrollment & skyrocketing costs

To the editor, The greatest opportunity since the Magna Carter of 1215 has arrived. We are all free men but many of us do not have the right to vote. Voting is a common liberty. On Tuesday we can help grant universal voting rights to all registered voters. A YES vote on SB-2 would grant true universal suffrage. Vote YES for SB-2 and Meredith can become a functioning democracy and less a third-world-style oligarchy. We need a counterweight to the political power of teachers’ and government unions and the tactics of intimidation and fear they employ. There must be an end to the incestuous relationship of school board members with ties to powerful national teachers’ unions. Our town is at the mercy of these unions. We need to be fiscally responsible. I forecast that the cost of the health care budget line will exceed the salary line. I believe in American exceptionalism and have a deep scepticism of special interest groups who take over a town meeting. These are particularly perilous times and moral authority is being torn to shreds when an entire class of voters are restricted from voting in the privacy of the voting booth and by absentee ballot. There is widespread public concern for an opportunity to vote. We are engaged in threats from abroad and at home. Commonsense tells us that we can not any longer lock our doors to such a wide number of registered voters. It is a scandalous practice to restrict our brave armed forces, the sick and those away on business or in a warm climate from voting. Our present practices will only give us higher and higher taxes that will eventually sink us with unpayable debt and default. Spontaneously, people are rising up around the world to demand a voice in government. Why not include Meredith’s registered voters as well? We send our gallant offspring off to war in foreign lands but prohibit them from exercising a right to vote and how much taxes they pay. We are loyalists

To the editor, I have been reading with interest the letters and news articles covering the At-Large position of the InterLakes School Board between 12 year incumbent Richard Hanson and his opponent Mark Billings, and have come to the following conclusions: The letter writers for Mark Billings have primarily stayed on point, reinforcing his ideas and past achievements in business and volunteer work for the town of Meredith. Mr. Billings himself has talked passionately about his desire to try new cost saving approaches as a board member, listing the specifics of health insurance, while dedicating himself to the preservation of the great things happening within our district schools. Many of the letter writers for Richard Hanson have written multiple times, some seeming to be defensive about being part of the Meredith Democratic Committee who endorsed Hanson. Some have blasted Billings for living in a house on the lake and having a successful career in finance, while forgetting that the Hanson family has homes in Center Harbor, Rhode Island and Florida. (At least Billings’ tax money is staying here.) Some have been so bold as to imply that Billings is a liar concerning his intentions to keep the schools great, while demonstrating out of the box cost problem solving.

to our constitution. We distrust those that limit our participation in government. It is shameful and demeaning the way town meetings are held. SB-2 is a reasonable alternative to the subterfuge and that is currently being practiced at town meeting. You have our oath of fealty to the flag and nation. You may have our defiance when you refuse us the right to vote. SB-2 is a replacement and an improvement to undemocratic old fashioned ways that were rebelled against when the British fought tyrant King John. These are perilous times and the problems of voting rights can no longer be ignored. We have unhealthy public finances and revolutionary turmoil is convulsing in North Africa and the Jasmine Revolution in China is causing a lock down and torture of dissidents. Lets fix things here in our back yard by granting universal voting rights. We have absolutely no moral authority when denying folks the right to vote. The magic wand to good government is full participation in government. It can be contended that warrants voted on in Town Meeting have no validity because voters at large are prohibited from voting. Americans burn with the desire for freedom and liberty. We want a transformation and metamorphosis in the Town Meeting with the adoption of SB-2. Full voter participation is the magic wand to better government. Common liberties come from the right to vote. The concept of taxation by consent should be reinforced. Our present vexing problem is providing for full voter participation in government. SB-2 will solve this unjust method of the Town Meeting which infringes on our liberties. All the people should be asked and consulted before voting new taxes. On Tuesday, vote YES SB-2. Call a friend who can not get to the polls. Bring one buddy to vote. Richard Gunnar Juve Meredith

Pass/fail would set the I-L bar lower; I’m voting for Mr. Billings To the editor, Last Monday, I went to the Candidate’s Night in Meredith to especially listen to the two I-L School Board candidates running for the At Large position, Richard Hanson and Mark Billings. After opening statements of why each person should have our vote, the public was allowed to present questions. I asked my scholarship prompt question to each of the school board candidates. The question is, “As a school board representative how would you promote student achievement?” Mr Billings responded to the question by saying that his main goal was to follow one of the school board’s responsibilities of hiring the best administrators, who would then in turn hire the best staff. Then it is the staff’s responsibility to help students find a passion and excitement in learning. Mr. Hanson replied by saying first, that he would like to think that the

school board is already achieving this goal. However, an idea that he did mention to help improve student achievement was perhaps to add classes with pass/fail grades. As a senior attending Inter-Lakes High School, in my opinion, the idea of pass/fail classes is an unreasonable suggestion for our high school. Why wouldn’t I be excited about that idea? Asking a high school student to over achieve without any reward is not going to happen. Taking away the top grades of A’s and B’s removes the reward for learning. Replacing the grades with a pass or fail option is setting the bar lower for students. As it is I think the bar could be raised higher. As an 18-year-old high school student, voting in my first election, I am casting my vote for Mr. Billings. It’s time for a change. Sam Baggaley Senior at I-LHS Center Harbor


Some have made personal attacks on Jack Carty, for either being a conservative or for not listing the many academic achievements of Hanson, which are quite impressive and must have taken most of his adult life to attain. Some have attacked the messengers – Pam Bliss, Jim Edgar and Fred Hayek for their opinions, while making big, bold statements concerning Richard Hanson’s relationship with all teachers and fellow board members. After reading everything, I’ve decided that the 12 years of Richard Hanson’s tenure has brought severe declining enrollment with a skyrocketing budget. His biggest compliment from supporters is that he is a good listener, and he has told us himself that there are problems down the road, but they are too big for us to handle. I want a board member who will not just give lip service to problems, but will give some action to new ideas in solving those problems. With Billings on the board, I believe that the students, teachers, paras, and principals will continue to have excellent experiences in school and perhaps the test scores might even reach average or above. I’m voting for Mark Billings on March 8 and will be sure to attend the School District Meeting at 10 a.m. on March 12. Nancy Bolduc Meredith

I was robbed of 3 very special items; $50 reward for their return To the editor, In the past week I was robbed of three very special items from my home in Laconia. The first item was luckily found at a local pawn shop, and the suspect identified. The last two items have unfortunately not been found, and I am asking for the public’s help in locating them. The first item is a 14kt gold necklace with a sapphire crucifix, dark blue in color, almost black. The crucifix has a small diamond stud in the middle of it, and again rests on a high quality 14kt gold chain. The second item is a mother’s pendent, recently passed down to me by my grandmother. My mother had given it to her when she was young, and it was an heirloom I intended to

pass on to my daughter when she is an adult. It is approximately the size of a half dollar, with a short excerpt about motherhood on the front. It is made out of sterling silver, fairly heavy, and rests on a light silver chain. These items are undoubtedly some of the most valuable and sentimental things I could have ever been deprived of. A $50 cash reward will be given to anyone who can bring these items safely home to me. You may contact me at nadia.e.bennett@gmail. com or Laconia Police Department at 603-524-5252, Officer Enis. Thank you Laconia Daily Sun and the Lakes Region for your time and consideration. Nadia E. Bennett Laconia

Guinta & Bass vote to splash education but not ‘Big Oil’ subsidy To the editor, Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass talk about “slashing spending” but it seems that the spending they want to slash is funding for education, health care, job training and national security. They’re not so tough when it comes to Big Oil. They voted AGAINST cutting taxpayer subsidies to oil companies — along with ALL of their fellow Republicans. The Republicans are slashing funding in education, health care, job training and national security but it’s okay (by their playbook) to continue TAXPAYER subsidies (my money and yours) for the oil industry. An industry already reaping in huge profits. Ending the subsidies would save the federal government billions (as in $40-billion) of dollars and make a big

goal of reducing the deficit. The people who are suffering because of this economy are the middle class (which is shrinking every day) and the poor. The groups that are not suffering are corporations and the wealthy who have more of that shrinking pie than ever before. When you fill up your gas tank, remember that you are not only paying higher prices for gas, thanks to Republicans, you are also subsidizing the oil companies themselves. That “trickle down” theory of the Republicans — as in- keep the tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations and it will “trickle down” to the middle and lower class-how is that working for you? Cathy Merwin

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Meredith Democrats send out another e-mail backing Hanson for school board By Michael Kitch

MEREDITH — The leaders of the Meredith Democratic Committee have distributed a second e-mail proclaiming their support for Richard Hanson of Center Harbor, who is seeking re-election to the at-large seat on the Inter-Lakes School Board. Hanson faces a stiff challenge from Mark Billings of Meredith in a closely run contest that has aroused strong feelings throughout the three-town district. The race will be decided today. The e-mail begins “Greetings Meredith Dems” and is signed by Kay Anderson and Kate Miller, co-chairs, Paula Trombi, treasurer, and Denise Doyle, secretary. “We are supporting the reelection of Richard Hanson,” the four write, “because we have found him to be inclusive of all the stakeholders in the process; parents, students, teachers, community leaders, and administrators, not just a select few who all share the same point of view.” Last month, in an earlier e-mail entitled “News from the Meredith Democratic Committee,” Doyle announced simply that “we support

the reelection of Richard Hanson.” At the same time, Doyle attached a message from Mary Williams noting that a group seeking “a more conservative school board” has found a candidate and is organizing voters to replace Hanson with “someone whose policies are more in line with those of school board members like Jack Carty”. When The Laconia Daily Sun reported that by endorsing Hanson the leadership of the Meredith Democratic Committee added a “partisan twist” to the school board election, Miller and Doyle charged that the article was “misleading and inaccurate.” Following the second e-mail, Miller noted that although addressed to “Meredith Dems,” both messages were sent to “a small list” and not to all registered Democrats or even exclusively to registered Democrats. Instead, she said that the distribution list consisted of individual residents, who accepted an invitation from the local Democratic leadership to be kept informed of issues of general interest. She insisted that the leadership had no intention injecting partisan politics into the school board election.

TASER from page one in the chest with a disabling electric charge. “I think you deliberately put yourself in harm’s way,” Carroll said after finding Milliken guilty of one Class A misdemeanor of simple assault. Milliken represented himself in the three-hour trial in Laconia District Court on Monday. He also took the stand in his own defense. He never denied pointing and shooting a personal Taser at Jefferson but argued he did it in self-defense because he “was deathly afraid” of Jefferson, who is physically much bigger and stronger than he. According to the testimony of Jefferson, Milliken and a few of their respective friends, the two men didn’t know each other but had apparently had some sort of verbal altercation two weeks before the Tasering in the same bar — the Funky Monkey. According to testimony, on the weekend of Oct. 15, Milliken and one of his friends Clifford Grenon went to the Funky Monkey for a drink. Milliken and Grenon said when they entered the bar they saw Sgt. Gary Hubbard of the Laconia Police Department who was working a private uniformed detail. Milliken said he knew Hubbard and while while the two were talking, Hubbard asked Milliken if he had a gun on him. Milliken said he did and Hubbard asked him to take the gun outside the bar and secure it in his vehicle. By way of explanation, Milliken testified that he usually carries a gun for personal protection and Hubbard knows this. Milliken said he and Grenon, who owned the car, left the bar to put away the gun and passed Jefferson and his party who were entering as they were leaving. In his testimony, Grenon said he said “Bam!” out loud as they exited and Jefferson heard him. Grenon also testified that Jefferson’s girlfriend “has an issue with Milliken.”

When Milliken and Grenon came back inside, Grenon testified that Jefferson came up to their table and told them they should leave or there was going to be a problem. Grenon said he replied, “Look, we’re not going anywhere” after which Jefferson returned to his own table and his girlfriend. Jefferson and Milliken apparently continued to exchange hand hostile gestures. Grenon said Milliken went back to Hubbard and allegedly complained to him that Jefferson was threatening him, but said Hubbard said there was nothing he could do because he didn’t see or hear a threat. Grenon also said he went to Jefferson’s table and explained to him that they didn’t want any trouble. He said Jefferson and his friends appeared to be making fun of Milliken for “telling the police.” Milliken, who took the stand at the end of the trial, later testified he wanted to leave immediately after the altercation but Grenon didn’t. He said he went back to Hubbard and asked Hubbard to kick them both out of the bar because it was the only way he could think of to make Grenon — who had the car — leave. They both testified Hubbard agreed to their request and asked them to leave. Hubbard did not testify at yesterday’s trial. Fast forward two weeks. Milliken and two different friends, Ryan MacRae and his girlfriend, went to the Halloween party at the Funky Monkey and saw Jefferson and his friends were there. Laconia Police Officer Joseph Marquis was working the private uniformed detail. MacRae, who was Milliken’s witness, testified that he didn’t know Jefferson and had just returned from an extended work assignment outside the country. In his testimony, Milliken said Jefferson was making taunting gestures see next page


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Administrator estimates governor’s budget would cost Gilford taxpayers an extra $387k By Michael Kitch GILFORD — Scott Isabelle, assistant superintendent for business, told the School Board last night that changes to the New Hampshire Retirement System and state funding for public education could punch a $800,749 hole in the 2011-2012 School District budget voters are expected to adopt today. The budget proposed by Governor John Lynch would eliminate the state’s share of the employers’ contribution to teacher’s retirement. Currently, the school district and the state contribute 9.07-percent and 4.88-percent respectively. Isabelle said that if the school district paid the entire employers’ contribution of 13.95-percent of salaries, it would add $387,020 to the budget. The governor also proposed reducing state building aid by 60-percent. The district, which is currently slated to receive $314,594, would instead

receive $125,838, a loss of $188,756. Moreover, Lynch recommended changing the formula for the distribution of so-called catastrophic aid for special needs students. Currently, catastrophic aid is awarded when the cost of a special needs students is three times the average. The governor proposes raising the multiple to ten, which would cost Gilford $224,973. Finally, the school district was projected to receive $1,094,162 in state education aid, an increase of $470,044. However, earlier this year the governor announced that state aid would be frozen at 2010-2011 levels. Isabelle said that the school district did not budget for the increase in 2011-2012. Apart from the sheer magnitude of the threatened increase in expenditures and decrease in revenue, Isabelle said that the timing poses a severe problem, since the state will not complete its budget until late June or even early July, well after local school districts have adopted their budgets.

from preceding page at him from across the square-shaped bar but MacRae, who was Milliken’s witness, said he didn’t notice. When Laconia Prosecutor Jim Sawyer asked MacRae under crossexamination if he knew Milliken had the Taser on him, MacRae said he didn’t. “About how far away is Jefferson?” asked Sawyer. “About 20 feet,” replied MacRae. “Did you talk with him about having a Taser?” asked Sawyer. “No” said MacRae. “Had you ever seen him bring a Taser before?” asked Sawyer. “He talked about it,” was MacRae’s reply. MacRae testified that he, his girlfriend and Milliken finished a drink and moved closer to the dance floor and that’s when he said Jefferson began to approach Milliken. MacRae said Jefferson was moving “rapidly,” but admitted under crossexamination that he wasn’t running toward Milliken nor did he have his hands up in a threatening manner. MacRae also said he never saw Milliken shoot the Taser, but said it appeared the two men were about six feet away from each other when Milliken fired. When Sawyer asked MacRae if Milliken made any effort to get away from Jefferson, MacRae replied that the dance floor was packed and there was nowhere for him to go. “Did he cry out?” asked Sawyer trying to find out what MacRae saw and heard. “No,” said MacRae. “The only thing he did was calmly pull a Taser? pressed Sawyer. “I didn’t see,” said MacRae. “He stood his ground,” said Sawyer. “Absolutely,” was MacRae’s reply. At that point Judge Carroll began his own line of questioning. “You’re facing the dance floor, you’re with your girlfriend and Milliken is looking toward the bar?” he asked and MacRae agreed. “Milliken is exchanging words with

someone and that’s when you turn around. And you watch Jefferson? asked Carroll. “I never saw the Taser. I saw the red dot and saw the Taser go off.” MacRae said. “You had no knowledge Milliken was armed?” Carroll continued. “It was assumed,” MacRae replied. “You chose not to intervene? Before the Tasering?” Carroll continued. “I was about to,” MacRae said his voice trailing off. “You assumed Milliken was armed?” asked Carroll. “Yes” said MacRae. “Could it have been a gun?” asked Carroll. “Could have,” said MacRae. After being advised of his rights against self incrimination, Milliken took the stand giving a similar version about the first encounter between himself and Jefferson. When describing the encounter between him and Jefferson, he said Jefferson was taunting him but denied bringing the Taser with him to the club that night because of Jefferson. He said he feared a bodily attack and “deployed” the Taser in self-defense when he saw Jefferson approaching him. He said Jefferson ran away from him after he was hit and because the two prongs were still in him he “ripped” the Taser from his hand. Milliken said the next thing he knew one of Jefferson’s buddies had him in a headlock and the bouncers, Marquis and a second officer had handcuffed him. Marquis had previously testified that, after his arrest, Milliken had told him it was self- defense. “Do you always carry a weapon when you go out?” asked Sawyer. “It’s not illegal,” replied Milliken. “I didn’t ask you you that. Why did you bring a gun to the Funky Monkey (on the previous occasion) and why did you bring it to the car?” asked Sawyer. “Because [Hubbard] asked,” answered Milliken. “But you didn’t bring it that night? see next page


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Carmen Lorentz is new BCEDC executive director LACONIA — A Gilmanton woman has been named executive director of the Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC). The organization’s chair, Michael Persson, announced that Carmen Lorentz will succeed Jennifer Boulanger, who served from 2006 until October 2010. She will join the council on March 14 and will be formally introduced at the council’s annual meeting in Meredith on March 31. Eliza Leadbeater, who served for 15 years as BCEDC’s first executive director, has been filling in on an interim basis since Boulanger resigned. A Belknap County native, Lorentz graduated from Gilford High School and went on to study International Affairs at The George Washington University. She spent several years in Washington, DC, lobbying Congress on foreign policy issues and working at an international foundation. Lorentz focused on state and local government policy in her Master’s degree program at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. She subsequently participated in New York’s Public Management Institute, which afforded her the opportunity to analyze state economic development policies. For the past five years, Lorentz has served as Senior Economic Development Specialist at the consulting firm Camoin Associates of Saratoga Springs, New York, where she assisted more than 50 communities across the Northeast in economic development planning, business attraction, and downtown revitalization. As BCEDC executive director, Lorentz will be responsible for the development and delivery of programs and services of both a short- and long-range nature designed to increase and facilitate sustainable business growth in all sectors of Belknap County’s economy. She will direct the organization’s budgets,

from preceding page total debt service. Moreover, he said that the 2011 budget includes only a token appropriation of $1 for the public safety capital reserve fund, which was begun in 2006. However, Keith Markley, among the most outspoken critics of the project, estimates the project will cost more than double and perhaps almost triple what town officials claim. In a mailing to residents and letter to the press, he explained that $150,000 has already been spent designing and engineering the building, purchasing the land and removing it from the tax rolls will cost $300,000 and interest payments on the borrowing will amount to about $925,000. Together with the construction costs, Markley calculates the town will spend $2,371,000



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Gilford & Gilmanton boards label superintendent as ‘absolutely necessary’ GILFORD — The school boards representing the towns of Gilford and Gilmanton has issued a formal statement in opposition to Article 4 on the Gilford School District Warrant. The initiative, which was put on Tuesday’s ballot by petition, calls for the School Board to implement the provisions of an article that was passed by voters in March 1998. Supporters of Article 4 would like the School District to eliminate the position of superintendent, a position they argue was called for as part of the plan for the towns original withdrawal in 1998 from an SAU that included Laconia and Gilmanton. That “District Plan” was submitted to and approved by the N.H. Department of Education but never implemented by the School Board. The 1998 plans for educational leadership to be provided by school principals and the financial affairs of

the district to be managed by a business manager. The statement issued by the boards reads: “Both the Gilford School Board and Gilmanton School Board unanimously agree that having a superintendent is absolutely essential for the continued effective operation of the Gilford School District. Any organization of this size and complexity must have a leader to direct, coordinate and supervise the organization’s activities. Furthermore, the School Board must have an experienced educator and administrator to assist in developing goals and policies for the district and to act on behalf of the board to implement these goals and policies. Interested citizens can go to the Gilford School District website (http://www. to get more information about the Superintendent’s specific responsibilities.”

GILFORD from page one assistant principal at Mattacheese Middle School in West Yarmouth. Hemingway returned to New Hamsphire in 1985 to begin a career in the Concord schools lasting two decades. He began as principal of the Central and Summer Street schools in Penacook and three years later became principal of Merrimack Valley Middle School, leaving in 1991 to become principal of two elementary schools — Dewey and Kimball — in Concord, a position he held for the next 14 years. In Concord, Hemingway played a major role in expanding the applica-

tion of telecommunication in education. As a member of the Concord Instructional Technology Committee he oversaw the introduction of $2-million technological program in the Concord schools. He contributed to the development of a regional telecommunications consortium as part of the Central New Hampshire Education Cooperative and as a director of Concord Community Television he initiated a public access television station for use in the schools. A resident of Tamworth, Hemingway is a director of the Outing Club.

SHEEN from page 2 long as he showed up sober and ready to work. “Two and a Half Men,” which debuted in 2003, stars Sheen as womanizing bachelor Charlie Harper, who creates an ad hoc family with his neurotic brother, the divorced Alan (Jon Cryer) and Alan’s son, Jake (Angus T. Jones). The show was co-created by veteran producer Chuck Lorre, who contributes two other comedies to the top-rated CBS lineup, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly.” Like “Men,” both are produced with Warner. Sheen focused many of his attacks on Lorre, and in the end the studio “went with the hit-maker,” said media industry analyst Shari Anne Brill. Several news camera crews were camped out Monday across the street from Sheen’s gated neighborhood, Mulholland Estates, in hopes that he’d emerge to discuss his dismissal. A few news helicopters also surveyed the scene from above the Hollywood Hills.

Warner and CBS had long faced a balancing act with Sheen as he underwent rehab and two ugly splits from wives No. 2 (Denise Richards) and No. 3 (Brooke Mueller Sheen). On one side was the wayward star, on the other was TV’s most successful and highly lucrative sitcom, anchoring Monday for CBS and making hundreds of millions of dollars for Warner. Last month, Warner canceled the remaining eight episodes of what was intended to be a 24-episode season of “Men,” citing Sheen’s public behavior and rants against Lorre. In a series of interviews, including with ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today” show, Sheen boasted about his “epic” partying, said he’s fueled by “violent hatred” of his bosses and claimed to have kicked drugs at home in his “Sober Valley Lodge.” He glorified himself as a “rock star from Mars” with “fire breathing fists” and “Adonis DNA” and talked about his home life with two women he nicknamed his “goddesses.”

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claim that the issue is not whether the town should have its own police department, but whether it should have the means necessary to do its job. The annual meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Department. Because long-term debt in involved, the polls to decide Article 2 will remain open for at least one hour.

cials are considering contracting with the Belknap County Sheriff’s Department. Supporters of the police station stress that since 2003, when Town Meeting added a third full-time officer to the department, voters have consistently and frequently unanimously approved the police budget. They

Belmont police kept busy with ‘black ice’ accidents BELMONT — Police responded to four accidents yesterday afternoon, three of them caused by icy road conditions caused by a sudden drop in temperature. In a press statement, Sgt. Richard Mann said the first accident was a 2:42 p.m. on Route 106. He said it happened because a muffler fell off one car and punctured the tire of an SUV traveling behind it. He said the driver was able to get to the side of the road without injury. At 3:56 p.m. a woman told police she lost the ability to steer her sport utility vehicle after she hit black ice while she was on a downward grade

on Leavitt Road near Route 107. Mann said the car was damaged but the drive escaped injury. At 4:09 p.m. another driver of an SUV told police he lost control when he skidded on black ice on Route 140 near Dearborn Street. The car rolled over but the driver was uninjured. Tilton Police assisted. At 5:46 p.m. route 106 from the Route 140 intersection was closed when a truck hit black ice and flipped over. Police said the driver wasn’t injured. Mann said State Department of Transportation trucks spent considerable time sanding Route 106 after the crash.

GAS from page 2 several times a week, must constantly adjust their prices to keep up with the changing costs of their shipments. Oil is the biggest factor in gas prices. It accounts for 50 to 70 percent of the cost. Recent upheaval in the Middle East and strong demand for oil around the world have pushed oil prices over $100 a barrel for only the second time in history. But the price of a gallon of gas at the pump rises — and, yes, falls — for a number of other reasons. Oil prices can be moved by geopolitics, the value of the dollar, extreme weather or Chinese demand. Gas prices can be moved by oil prices, refinery problems or even weather that might keep drivers at home. In the next few weeks, gas prices are expected to rise as refiners switch to a more expensive blend of gasoline designed to help protect against evaporation during the warmer summer months. “We have to pay whatever the market says we do. It’s an instantaneous world,” says Joe Petrowski, CEO of Gulf Oil, a big gasoline wholesaler. Whether the gas at the Plainfield BP was made from a barrel of oil pumped a month ago 1,000 miles away in Williston, N.D., or three months ago and 7,000 miles away in Kuwait, its price is set by buyers and sellers in New York hours before Ricker buys it. There’s no way to know exactly where the oil used to make the gasoline sold at the Plainfield BP came from, or even where the gas was refined. Oils from many sources are mixed together on their way to a refinery, and gasolines from many refineries are mixed together on their way to a fuel terminal, where gas is stored before trucks take it to gas stations. But here’s a plausible route: Oil is pumped by a company with wells in Texas or Louisiana and piped to a major oil hub in Cushing, Okla. From there, it is sold to an energy trader who may store it or trade it a few times. Then BP buys it to feed its Whiting, Ind., refinery. After a two-week pipeline trip to Whiting, the oil is cooked into gasoline and piped to BP’s fuel terminal in Indianapolis. There, BP blends it with ethanol and a few special BP-branded additives and sets a final wholesale price, known as the rack price. It’s this rack price that leads to the final pump price for most station owners. A wholesaler like BP or Gulf each has its own formula for setting the rack price. In an attempt to smooth out the spikes and dips of the market,

a wholesaler usually buys some of his fuel through long-term contracts. The rest is bought on the so-called spot market, priced at a given moment by a benchmark like the New York Harbor gasoline price. Every day at 5 p.m., BP tells Ricker what the rack price will be starting at 6 p.m. That price is good for 24 hours. Ricker hires a trucker to go to the terminal a short drive away in Indianapolis, fill ‘er up with 10,000 gallons and bring it to his station. Then Ricker decides what price to charge customers based on his ultimate concerns: the Speedway and Circle K stations that share an intersection with him. There are only two or three pennies per gallon in profit selling gas for most station owners. What Ricker really wants is to attract customers to sell the truly precious liquids: Not the gasoline and diesel outside, but the water and soft drinks inside. Three times a day, his station manager, Debbie Sennett, records his competitors’ prices. When the competition lowered prices on Tuesday, so did Ricker, to $3.24 per gallon. “Gasoline is the only product in this country that if you’re a penny different people will go out of their way to go somewhere else,” Ricker says. Wholesale gasoline prices have risen 38 cents per gallon, or 15 percent, since the first uprising in Libya on Feb. 15. When wholesale gas prices rise fast, filling station owners get squeezed or even lose money because competition prevents them from raising retail prices as fast as costs are rising. So if it seems that station owners take their time lowering prices when oil and wholesale gas get cheaper, it’s because that’s exactly what they do. “If gasoline prices drop a dime, a station will only pass along one or two pennies a day,” says Patrick DeHaan, an analyst at, a website that collects and publishes retail gas prices. “They are slower to pass along the discount because they need to make up for money they lost when prices went up.” Through the first eight weeks of 2011, average gross profit for gas stations was 4.9 percent, according to the Oil Price Information Service. In 2010, it was 6 percent. That doesn’t draw much sympathy from those who have to pay more at the pump, though. “To me it seems like a money game,” says Steve Armonett of Indianapolis, who pulled into Ricker’s BP to fill up his Buick LeSabre recently. “They’re just worried about how much money they can make.”

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LIBYA from page 2 In the battles over the weekend, Gahdafi’s forces unleashed their strongest use of airpower yet in the nearly three-week-old uprising. A powerful assault by warplanes, helicopter gunships and heavy barrages of artillery, rockets and tank fire drove the opposition forces out of the town of Bin Jawwad, 375 miles (600 kilometers) east of the capital. The counteroffensive blunted what had been a steady advance by a force of 500 to 1,000 rebel fighters pushing down the coastal highway along the Mediterranean Sea west toward Tripoli. The rebels were forces back to Ras Lanouf, about 40 miles to the east. The past three days of fighting killed 30 rebels and wounded 169, said Gebril Hewadi, a doctor at Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi. The rebels are

now struggling to set up supply lines for weapons, ammunition and food, with many living off junk food, cookies and cans of tuna. They are waiting for rocket launchers, tanks and other heavy weapons to arrive with reinforcements from their headquarters in the eastern city of Benghazi. The fighting also appears to have outright shut down oil operations at Ras Lanouf and the larger nearby oil port of Brega, which were already operating at minimal capacity. Ahmed Jerksi, an oil official at Brega, said that port had stopped working the past few days because all the personnel had fled. He and Mustafa Gheriani, an opposition spokesman in Benghazi, said they believed Ras Lanouf had stopped as well, but it could not be directly confirmed on the

WISCONSIN from page 2 he blocked progress on talks with Jauch and Sen. Tim Cullen. “It leads you to question who’s in charge,” Walker said at a news conference also attended by the Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly. Miller issued a statement saying if Walker didn’t want to talk with him, the governor could meet with any of the 14 Senate Democrats. And Democratic Sen. Jon Erpenbach said it was Walker who was standing in the way. “We continually reach out with suggestions, ideas, offers,” Erpenbach said. “We’re not the ones getting in the way.” Before Walker refused the meeting request, Democrats were talking more openly about the need to return sooner rather than later. And even if they lose in a Senate vote, the law-

makers said, they had accomplished their broader goal of striking a nationwide political blow against the GOP’s plans to cut back union rights. “I don’t think anyone expects us to stay here forever,” Jauch said in a telephone interview from Illinois. Walker’s proposal would remove most collective bargaining rights for public employees, except over wage increases no greater than inflation. Police and fire departments would be the only exemptions. The legislation would also require state workers to start paying more for their pension and health care benefits starting in April, which amounts to an 8 percent pay cut on average. The unions have agreed to the pay concessions as long as they can retain their bargaining rights.


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David B. Coble, 49 BELMONT — David B. Coble, 49, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011 surrounded by family at the Lakes Region General Hospital after a courageous seven month battle with lung cancer. David was born January 30, 1962 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Ethel M. (Dillon) Coble and the late Walter F. Coble of Penn. He grew up in Phoenixville, Penn. and moved to NH in 1986. Dave worked for many years in construction and iron work. He has been employed for the last twenty years at Gunstock Mountain Resort, where he has taken pride in being the Grounds Manager. Dave enjoyed whitewater kayaking, camping, snowboarding, fishing and the outdoors. He was very proud to have coached his sons for several years in Little League. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and a reluctant Boston Fan. He loved life and was extremely proud of his sons. Dave is survived by his wife of twenty years, Debbie (VanAmburg) Coble, his two sons, Ethan, 17, & Justin, 13 all of

Belmont; his mother Ethel Coble of Penn.; his nieces Megan LeVance of Penn. and Emily Coble of Enfield; his nephews Jesse Coble of Calif. and Ben Coble of Va.; his best friend Lewis Goodwin, and his wife, Candy, of Rochester. Dave is predeceased by his father, Walter F. Coble, in 1989 and his only siblings, two brothers, Lee Coble in 1997 and Michael Coble in 2004. Friends and relatives are invited to a Celebration of David’s Life on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 6:00PM9:00PM at the Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Rd. Gilford, NH. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Dave Coble, c/o Laconia Savings Bank or the American Cancer Society. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette 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

Mary A. Hopkins, 83

LACONIA — Mary A. Hopkins, 83, a longtime resident of 12 Bungalow Court, Laconia and most recently a resident of John H. Whitaker Place, 30 Borough Road, Penacook, NH for the last several years, died at the Concord Hospital on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Mary was born November 1, 1927 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late John F. & Jessie (Tann) Hopkins. She was a Sister of Mercy for eighteen years and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount St. Mary College in Hooksett, N.H. and her Master of Science Degree from Boston College. She was a registered nurse and taught at the Laconia School of Nursing and the Sacred Heart School of Nursing. She had also been the Director of Nursing at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Mass. Mary is survived by several nieces

and nephews, including nephew and care giver, Thomas Landry, of Manchester. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00AM. Spring burial will be in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the John H. Whitaker Place, 30 Borough Road, Penacook, NH 03303. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette 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

Marion Hull, 86 MOULTONBOROUGH — Marion (Marquardt) Hull, 86, of Fox Hollow Rd., Moultonborough, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Lakes Region Hospital after a brief illness. Born May 26, 1924, in Groton, CT, she was the daughter of Adrian and Eleanor (Aspinwall) Marquardt. She was raised in Groton and attended the local schools there. After high school she attended the University of Southern Connecticut and received her Master’s Degree in Biology. She and her husband resided in Guilford, CT, raising their family before moving to Moultonborough in 1978. Marion was a homemaker who loved gardening. She was active in the PTA while her children attended school, and was a talented quilter who was a member of the Country Village

Quilters in Moultonborough for many years. She cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Peter Hull, in 1976. Marion is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Harold P. Hull, of Moultonborough; three children, Claudia Inch and husband Thomas, of AZ, Donald K. Hull, of Austin, TX, and William Hull, of Aurora, CO; a sister, Natalie Higbee, of Groton, CT; three grandchildren, Noa Clark, of San Francisco, CA, Eleanor and Alexandra Hull, both of Aurora, CO. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring and announced at a later date. Mayhew Funeral Homes of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements.

Marian Templeton, 86

OSSIPEE — Marian (Wheeler) Templeton, 86, of Route 25 East in Center Ossipee passed away suddenly Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. She was born Nov. 3, 1924 in Brockton, Mass. the daughter of the late Charles and Fortuneta Wheeler. She had lived in Effingham for several years but lived in Center Ossipee for most of her life. Marian made and sold lawn ornaments as well as Christmas wreath and decorations, which she sold at her son’s, Arthur’s, snowmobile shop in Tamworth. Marian served as a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program in Center Ossipee for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren, flowers, plants, crocheting, knitting, painting, playing musical instruments including the piano, guitar, electric guitar, and banjo. She was the widow of the late Arthur W. Templeton Sr. of Center Ossipee, NH. Marian is survived by a daughter, Sandra Templeton, of Laconia; a son

Arthur W. Templeton Jr., and his companion, Maria LeBlanc, of Tamworth; three grandchildren, Michael Tarling, and his wife Heidi, Marianne Tarling, and Mark Templeton; three great grandchildren Amelia , Nicholas, and Michael A Tarling; her sisters, Frances Wheeler, of Cerritos, Calif., Jean Eastman and her husband Alfred, of Porter, Maine, and June Brown and her husband, Richard, of Belmont, NH and several nieces and nephews from NH, Maine, and California. She was predeceased by two sisters Ruth Goodale and Alberta Cabana of Maine. Calling hours will be Monday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home at 50 Moultonville Road in Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at the Center Effingham Baptist Church on Route 153 in Center Effingham. Burial will be in Grant Hill Cemetery in Center Ossipee in the spring. Donations in her memory may be made to the Meals on Wheels Program, c/o Ossipee Concerned Program, Center Ossipee.

David S. Blackshear, 84 SANDWICH — David Singleton Blackshear, world-class husband, father, minister, and joke teller, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his home, surrounded by family, after a valiant, 22 year-long battle with prostate cancer. David loved life and proclaimed often that his beloved wife Marion was a part of him. He adored his children, Ted, Becky, Catherine, Cindy, Peter and Matthew, and his grandchildren Jeremy, Ben, Rachel, Molly and Kirsten, and joked that after all, they were worth the trouble. David and Marion retired to their favorite place in all the earth, Center Sandwich, New Hampshire in May of 1998 where they invested themselves in the community – particularly in Sandwich Federated Church – and eventually built a year-round home there. David served on the Christian education committee, assisted in Sunday worship, and taught middle school boys’ Sunday school. Until he was no longer able to leave home, his greatest desire was to be in church on Sunday morning. He was active in the Over-the-Hill Hikers, the Sandwich Housing Committee, and was director of the Benz Center programs. David and Marion summered every year of their married life on Intervale Pond, and he would often remark with deep feeling, “I love this lake.” David was born June 19, 1926 in Oxford, Georgia, the youngest son of Robert Henry and Rebecca Branham Blackshear. He grew up in Peekskill, New York, graduated from the College

of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio in 1948, then traveled to India for two years as a missionary and taught English at the College of Allahabad. He returned from India and began seminary studies at Union Theological Seminary where he graduated in 1953 with a Masters in Divinity. During those years, he served as an intern at Central Presbyterian Church under the Reverend Doctor Theodore C. Speers. It was here that he met and fell in love with his wife, Marion Speers. He went on to serve as assistant minister at Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian, senior pastor of The First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, New York, copastor of First United Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York, and senior pastor of University Presbyterian Church, Rochester, Michigan. He eventually transitioned to trained-interim ministry and served in churches in Flint, Michigan, and Charleston, South Carolina. David was predeceased by his son, Matthew Lee Blackshear, and by his parents, Robert and Rebecca Blackshear, and his brothers, Hamilton and Robert Blackshear. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Federated Church of Sandwich, P.O. Box 267, Center Sandwich, NH 03227. Services will be held at the Methodist meeting house of the Federated Church of Sandwich. Visitation hours at the church will be on Monday, March 7, 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A memorial service is scheduled for the following day at 11:00 am. All are welcome.

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Stanley Hosmer, 67 FRANKLIN — Stanley W. Hosmer, 67, a lifelong resident of Franklin died Sunday, March 06, 2011 at his home, with his family by his side following a short illness. He was born in Concord, April 10, 1943, son of Clarence S. and Arlene M. (LaBraney) Hosmer. He attended schools in Franklin. Stan enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1962, receiving his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ. He went on to attend a 12 week engineer equipment maintenance course in Fort Belvoir, VA, then was transferred to Alaska. He later worked for over 30 years as a machinist with the Webster Valve Company, Watts Regulators in Franklin prior to his retirement. He especially enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, flowers and watching the birds. During the summer he would move his equipment outside and refinish furniture and antiques. He enjoyed working with wood, making gifts for family and friends. He was an avid Red Sox fan. After his retirement he worked summers at the Tin Shop, an antique shop in Bristol. He loved to go to yard sales and flea markets and was known to collect post cards, especially those depicting Franklin years ago. He traveled near and far to view covered

bridges, a favorite pastime. His family includes his wife of 33 years: Sharon (McCall) Hosmer of Franklin, daughters Toni M. Smith of Gilford, Tina M. Newman of Port Charlotte, FL., Heidi A. Perreault of Springfield, IL., Jennifer L. Carrier of Franklin Amy L. Perreault of Springfield, IL, son Darrell G. Hosmer of Bristol, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, mother Arlene M. (LaBraney) Hosmer of Franklin, sisters Eileen M. Smith of Franklin, Donna L. Dutton of Tilton, Missy Meade of Seminole, FL, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A calling hour will be held Friday, March 11, from 10:00 A. M. to 11:00 A. M. with a service immediately following at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Burial with military honors will be held Friday at 1:30 P. M. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway in Boscawen, NH. Stanley’s family suggests to those wishing, contributions be made in his name to the VNA and Hospice of Franklin, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235. For more information go to

Lucille P. Landry, 80

FRANKLIN — Lucille P. (Storey) Landry, 80, a resident of Mountain Ridge-Genesis Center in Franklin died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. She was born in Springfield, VT, April 1, 1930, daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Smith) Storey. Lucille lived in Manchester for many years, moving to the Franklin/Tilton areas, residing there for several years. She was employed as a waitress for many years. She was predeceased by a grandson, Jeffrey Powell and her husband John Landry. Her family includes her daughter, Sandra (Powell)


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MEREDITH — William P. Hackett, son of John D. and Gertrude E. Hackett, passed over onto the “wave” early on March 2, 2011. He was 91 years old, having lived “a long, happy, and interesting life”. He fought a good fight with failing health the past few years and is now at peace. He lived his life by good principles. He was a greatly respected associate professor at the New Hampshire Technical Institute and the New Hampshire Vocational Technical College, in Portsmouth. He had a great love of family, nature, camping, diving, teaching and traveling. He traveled to all 50 states of the U.S. Bill was very proud of having served five years in the Army-Aircorp in the South Pacific during WWII. He is survived by his wife Auline C. Hackett, of Meredith; his daughters, Carole Rumberger, of Rochester, and Ruby Cook, of Orlando, FL; his son, John Hackett, of Tamworth; stepsons, Roger Brown,

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Charles W. Kugel, 86 LACONIA — Charles W. Kugel, 86, of 312 Darby Dr. died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, on Sunday, March 6, 2011. He was the widower of Iris (Fitzsimmons) Kugel who died in 2009. Charles was born February 23, 1925 in Bronx, New York, the son of William and Margaret (McMahon) Kugel. Charles had been a resident of Laconia for the past seventeen years coming from Connecticut. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Survivors include a son, Brian Kugel, and his wife, Pat Dahme, of Concord; two grandchildren, Philip Kugel and his wife, Karin, of Chelsea, Mass. and Kelley Kugel, of Somerville, Mass.; two nephews and two nieces. Memorial Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 10:00AM-11:30AM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane- SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246. A Memorial Service will follow Calling Hours at 11:30AM also at the Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight New England, PO Box 16287, Hooksett, NH 03106. 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

Paul White, 78

LACONIA — Paul E. White, 78, of 40 Roller Coaster Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Thursday, March 3, 2011. Mr. White was born May 1, 1932 in Standish, Maine, the son of Benjamin and Alma Mae (Legere) White. Mr. White served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He lived in Gorham, Maine for several years before moving to Laconia in 1978. He had been employed at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant for many years. Mr. White enjoyed fishing and traveling in the U. S. Survivors include his wife, Eugenia (Kenney) White, of Laconia; three sons, Steven, Alan and Brian White, all of Portland, Maine; one daughter, Diane Garland, of Gorham, Maine; three stepsons, Edward Kenney of Meredith, Russell Harmon of Gilford and Richard Cox of Laconia; two stepdaughters, Doris Watt of South Carolina and Tammy Heath of Laconia; eleven grandchildren and many great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jenni Harmon. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. 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

Mother/Daughter Night Out sponsored by Laconia Parks & Recreation on Friday LACONIA — Parks & Recreation will host a special Mother/Daughter Night Out at the Community Center from 6 — 9 p.m. on Friday, March 11. Girls and their moms are invited to wear comfy pajamas and slippers and make a craft, manicure their nails, style their hair, eat pizza, and watch a movie together. Cost is $20 per couple and $10 for each additional person. To register, call Parks & Recreation at 524-5046.

Moultonborough’s One Book One Community to culminate with Potluck Dinner at Lions Club

MOULTONBOROUGH — One Book One Community will host a culminating Potluck Dinner event at the Lions Club beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday March 13. In keeping with the year’s book theme “A Dog Sledding Odyssey,” Scott and Linda Isabelle will be on hand with their sled dog team to greet members of the public and share first hand what it takes to run a sled team. The dogs are Purebred Siberian Huskies and some have run the Iditarod in Alaska. Inside, the community is invited to bring a potluck chowder, soup, chili, or bread to share for dinner. Desserts, hot chocolate, and coffee will be served. Donations to “Pennies for Paws” in support of the NH Humane Society and the Lakes Region Humane

Society will also be gratefully accepted. As a special treat, Moultonborough’s own sled dog mushers Keith Bryar and daughter Lindsay Bliznik will talk about their experiences running sled dogs. Bryar was the recent 2011 82nd Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby winner. For more information, contact chairperson Diane Campbell at 253-4656.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Program on “Dealing With Back Injuries” with LRGHealthcare staff physical therapist Michael Letourneau. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Center (located in the First United Methodist Church in Gilford). A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Stace at 528-2555. Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant in Center Barnstead. Optional dinner hour begins at 5:30. Guest speaker with be Ovide Lamontagne. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760.




WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 Belknap County Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Shang Hai Restaurant on South Main Street in Laconia. Optional buffet dinner hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Speaker will be Ovide Lamontagne. Plymouth State University forum on the New Hampshire state budget shortfall and its impact on human services. 3:30 p.m. at the PSU Ice Rink. Free. Hosted by the Center For Rural Partnerships and the N.H. Fiscal Policy Institute at PSU. Old School PE time at the Meredith Community Center. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $1 per person, pay at the front desk. 21+. Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hour networking event. 5 to 7 p.m. at the Irwin Zone on Bisson Ave. in Laconia. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 only. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

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Michael Kitch, Adam Drapcho, Gail Ober Reporters Elaine Hirshan, Office Manager Crystal Furnee, Jeanette Stewart Ad Sales Patty Johnson, Graphics Karin Nelson, Classifieds “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: 65 Water St., Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 17,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

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Abusive Catholic priests live unmonitored through the United States LOS ANGELES (AP) — The charges of child molestation came too long after the abuse to send Carl Sutphin, a Roman Catholic priest, to prison. Now he is spending his days in a doublewide mobile home, a short walk from day care centers and two elementary schools. “I won’t say I deny it. I do not deny it, no,” Sutphin, 78, said in a frail voice as he leaned on his walker. There are dozens of accused priests like him, from California to Maryland. To victims’ advocates, that is dangerous. They say church officials should monitor them in the same way that police track sex offenders and that the church should create special housing to keep predator priests away from children. “Essentially, you have admitted or credibly accused child molesters walking free among unsuspecting families — and bishops are doing little or nothing,” said David Clohessy, national director for

Survivors of those Abused by Priests. Advocates’ calls raise questions about how far the church can go in monitoring people who have never been convicted, or even charged with a crime. Plaintiffs’ attorneys in Los Angeles worked with private investigators since October to compile a list of the priests’ addresses, the most comprehensive accounting of the whereabouts of more than 200 clergy accused of abuse in civil lawsuits in that archdiocese. They hope to use it Thursday to persuade a judge to recommend the release of all church files for every priest or religious brother ever accused of sexual abuse in the sweeping litigation. Those confidential files are at the center of a heated dispute that has raged between the church and plaintiffs’ lawyers since the nation’s largest archdiocese reached a record-breaking $660 million settlement nearly four years ago.

Plaintiffs want the files — which could include internal correspondence, previous complaints and therapy records — released, saying it’s a matter of public safety. The church is pushing for a more limited release of information. The list of addresses, obtained by The Associated Press, contains nearly 50 former priests and religious brothers from the LA archdiocese who live and work in 37 towns and cities across California, unsupervised by law enforcement or the church. Another 15 are scattered in cities and towns from Montana to New York, while 80 more cannot be located despite an exhaustive search by attorneys representing those who have sued them for abuse. The vast majority of the men have not been convicted — in some cases because the charges came too late — and are therefore not required to register with state sex offender databases.

Author Megan Nicolay to host ‘Generation T’ Tee Party at Bayswater Book Co. Saturday, March 12

CENTER HARBOR — Bestselling author Megan Nicolay will demonstrate two projects from her newsest book at a “Generation T” Tee Party hosted by Bayswater Book Co. from 1 — 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. All are invited to bring along a T-shirt or two so they can follow along with the DIY Diva, who repurposed it, reinterpreted it, and reinvented the T-shirt — and created the number one craft book in the nation. “Generation T” continues to dominate the crafting world. Now, with “Generation T: Beyong Fashion,” Nicolay returns with 120 new ways to transform a T-shirt, from baby gifts to pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road — for everyone. Many of Nicolay’s designs require only scissors, and all of them are simple and fun to make. Projects range from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have step-by-step illustrated directions. There’s a basic primer on techniques — knotting, sewing, braiding, lacing — plus a full tutorial on embellishing. Since the publication of her bestseller, “Generation T,” Nicolay has been traveling around the country giving workshops, consulting at craft events, and hosting “Tee Parties.” She has also produced a line of Generation T crafting supplies with everything needed to embellish projects and become a T-shirt transformation expert. Nicolay is a founding member of the Department of Craft, a New York City-based craft collective. Having grown up in Sandwich, NH she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

‘New Frontiers in Marketing’ seminar continues in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) will host the second of a two-part workshop, “New Frontiers in Marketing” at PSU’s Welcome Center and Ice Arena at noon on Wednesday, March 9. Terri Dautcher, faculty member in Business at PSU, will discuss one of the essentials of marketing: “A tactical, well-defined plan that considers how best to reach your target markets with information that is meaningful and compelling.” Dautcher will delve into the various marketing outlets including low to no cost venues to speak to and reach one’s ideal customers. Dautcher received her MBA from Temple University and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate marketing, public relations, and education. For more information about this seminar or the PRCC, call 536-1001 or e-mail

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Dear Annie: More than 10 years ago, I was convicted of prostitution and shoplifting and went to jail. At that time, I was homeless, an alcoholic and had an undiagnosed mental illness. With the help of several community agencies and my family (who never gave up on me), I was able to get sober, receive treatment and obtain housing. I have been working for several years at volunteer jobs in my church and for a local organization that helps the mentally ill. I would like to find a paying job, but no one will hire me because of my criminal record. I asked for a pardon from the mayor, but was turned down, even though I presented him with many letters of recommendation from people who know me from church and other community organizations. Annie, I am not the same person I was 10 years ago. I have a lot to offer. I want to continue to contribute to the community, but I need an income. Right now, I depend on Social Security, odd jobs and my family. I am not involved in any behavior that would lead me back to the streets. What can I do to prove that I am trustworthy and would be a good employee? -- Midwest Dear Midwest: Unfortunately, many companies don’t look beyond the criminal record when hiring. Would one of the places where you do volunteer work hire you in a paid position, even part time? Don’t be afraid to ask, and explain why you need the job. Many states offer programs to help ex-offenders get back into the job market, and you can check online, at City Hall or through the governor’s office. Other places are the Safer Foundation ( at 571 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60661; the National Hire Network (; the U.S. Dept. of Labor (

onestopmap.cfm) at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) or Goodwill Industries has been known to help with job training and placement. Good luck to you. Dear Annie: I’m a 15-year-old sophomore in high school. I do volunteer work for a local organization and must frequently be in contact with my supervisor via e-mail. I have always addressed her as “Mrs. Brown,” which I feel is appropriate and respectful. Yet she always signs her e-mails “Mary.” Since she never uses her last name, I’m beginning to feel awkward and overly formal by continuing to address her as Mrs. Brown. What should I do? -- Trying to be Respectful in Vermont Dear Vermont: Normally, we would say it is more polite to wait until Mrs. Brown specifically tells you, “Please call me Mary.” However, by signing her e- mails to you with her first name, she is giving you tacit permission to address her this way. If you are comfortable doing so, go right ahead. Dear Annie: I have to take issue with your advice to “Twin Problems,” whose sister is a bully. I cannot believe you are letting the parents off the hook. Where is their responsibility in this issue, which you called extreme sibling rivalry? The bully should be being coached at home, and instead you are telling the innocent young lady to talk to her school counselor. In my view, her parents are doing a terrible job of parenting. Why don’t you tell them to do better? -- G.T. Dear G.T.: They didn’t write to us. Readers often expect us to give advice to a third party who isn’t looking for help. “Twin Problems” has already talked to her parents. They did nothing. She needs an advocate, and her school counselor is the most logical choice. We hope she follows through.

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




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AKC Cairn Terriers, Toto dogs, 2 neutered males, red brindle, Canadian Champion sired. Microchipped, UTD on vacs, 1 1 year old, 1 1.5 year old. CFMI (207)935-1320.

2000 Ford Taurus SE WagonVery reliable, good condition. 104K miles, grey with grey interior. 4 new tires, current on all maintenance. $2,800/OBO. 603-341-1529

LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing. Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662

CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733

2004 Chevy Impala. Leather seats w/heat. One owner. New 12000 warranty. Well maintained at Cantins. Very clean 366-4905.



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


WEIRS BEACH Ideal for pizza. On Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach, adjacent to the boardwalk. Most restaurant equipment included. 978-373-3685

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.

THE Thrifty Yankee- Route 25 Meredith, NH. 279-0607. Open 9am-6pm Tuesday through Sunday. Consignments Welcome!

Autos 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee132K, 4-Wheel Drive, leather, automatic, loaded with options! $2,995 OBO. Call Scott at 603-369-0494 1998 Buick Century- 150K miles, remote start, new tires, $1200 or Best offer, inspectable. 524-9011

GREAT Condtion! 2000 E-350 Box Truck with 7.3 Diesel engine. $5,300. 455-9269. MUST sell!!! 2004 Buick Rendezvous. Asking $5,600 all offers considered. 455-8844 Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

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

For Rent $500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apartments. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185. ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: Studio, $200 per week, includes utilities, cable and internet. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799. 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. ASHLAND: 1-Bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Only apartment in building. Main Street location. Utilities & WiFi included. Washer & Dryer. Non-smokers. No pets. $175/week or $750/month. Security deposit. 968-7800. ASHLAND: One bedroom duplex, 2nd floor, offstreet parking, stove, refrigerator, storage, one/two people, no smoking, no pets, security deposit & references. $675 plus utilities. 603-293-7663

FOR RENT OR SALE- Weirs Beach Condo. 2-bedroom, 2-bath, fully renovated. $900/Month + Utilities & Security deposit. Or, $1,000/Month utilities included + security deposit. Sale $110,000. Many amenities. 603-279-5991

For Rent LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. No pets/smoking. $650/month +utilities. Security deposit and references required. 875-2292. LACONIA: Downtown, 875 sq.ft. 1-bedroom condo, includes parking, dishwasher, washer/dryer, hot water, gym, cable TV and internet. $1,100/month + gas and electricity. No smoking. 387-1638. LACONIA: Efficiency apartment, $135/week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: Large efficiency, hear hospital, $150/week. Security deposit required. 603-573-5800.

LACONIA: Sunny, 1-Bedroom, hw floors, 3rd floor, washer/dryer hookup, heat, $600. Security & references. (603)293-7038. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $130/Week. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510.

BRISTOL 1BR apt, heat and hot water included. $600 a month. 217-4141

LACONIA-Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly reduced to $650/Month. Newly painted, off street parking. Utilities not included. Available immediately. References & Security deposit (1 month rent) required. 1 Year lease. 603-524-3759

FRANKLIN 1 bedroom heat & hot water included, $550/ mo. First month rent and security deposit,

LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, 1.5-bath condo, finished walkout basement, washer/dryer hookup, pool,

For Rent-Commercial LACONIA/BELMONT LINE- Retail Showroom at Rt. 106 & Bypass. 1500+ Sq. ft., 10X12 overheaed door, security & fire system. $1,900/Month. 603-502-6437 LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. Meredith- Office studio space. 2nd floor 3 rooms, carpeted 1,000 sq. ft. heated, near town, non-smoking. $625/Month. Cell 781-862-0123 home 279-7887

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MEREDITH- In-Town Efficiency apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355

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

Moultonboro non-smokers 2 bedroom first floor apartment in log home. Dog allowed, newly remodeled. Much storage/Big closets. Washer/Dryer, Kayak/fish on pond. $975/mo + deposit. Utilities included 630-2348 630-2095

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

For Rent-Vacation TROPICAL Paradise: Marco Island, Florida waterfront condo. Dare to compare, from $500/week and up. 603)393-7077.

3 Piece sectional sofa includes queen sleeper and 2 recliners for $400. Solid wood oval dining table with 2 leaves and 6 chairs $400. 279-4788

GILFORD, as/of 4/1 Great one bedroom, waterfront apt. laundry, views, balcony, private. $700/ month. 603-393-7077.

LACONIA Weirs Blvd 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, one level newly renovated condo year-round. Balcony with view of lake, pool, no smoking/pets, refs/dep required. $900/month. 366-4341

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

MEREDITH 1 bedroom first floor, carpeted, washer/dryer hook-ps, parking, near town, non-smoking, $600/Month no utilities 279-7887 or cell 781-862-0123

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

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

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

LACONIA: Near downtown, 1-Bedroom, $600 +utilities and 2-Bedroom, $750 +utilities. References & deposit required. 387-3864.

FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Storage. $650/mo + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471.

LACONIA 1-Bedroom - Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353

For Rent PREMIER Gated Community Meredith Bay. 3500 sqft custom 4BDRM single family home, 2-car garage. Grand Winnipesaukee Views! Beach Club, Pools, Tennis! $3750/mo./yr lease. Call 800-559-4141 or


Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living.

OPEN HOUSE! Laconia Timberlake Apartments Saturday, March 12 11 am to 3 pm

at 150 Blueberry Lane #12 2 Bedroom$709 -1 Bedrm $639

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$500 off 1st Month’s Rent! $25 Gas Card Raffle Refreshments! Red Oak Apt. Homes, Inc.

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BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 ONE aluminum extension ladder $15, Three unopened boxes 2 ft.X4ft. ceiling panels 36-pieces $15. 527-0873 PARADIGM Studio 100 v.3 full range home audio/ theater tower speakers. $1650. 496-8639. RASCAL 326 Power Chair: Like new, $3,900. Includes ramp. Call John at 253-9863 or 455-9863. RED Sox Tickets: April games, tickets $70-$120 (except New York games). Call for details. 630-2440 ROTEL RB-1090 380 w/ch stereo home audio/ theater power amp $1200. 496-8639.

Furniture AMAZING!

Beautiful Queen or Full Mattress Set. Luxury firm European pillow-top. New in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395,

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Furniture Small chrome 5 piece kitchen set. Excellent shape, upholstered chairs with leaf. $100 firm. 528-7984

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

Help Wanted AUTO Detailer Wanted: I am looking for an experienced detailer to work at my facility in Meredith. Call Ken at 279-0775. BAYVIEW Auto Body is looking for a full-time, experienced auto body tech. Must be able to do “start to finish” work and have experience with a fram machine. Drivers license required. Apply in person, 26 Artisan Court, Gilford.

Belknap Landscape Company is now gearing up for Spring. We are interviewing for team member and potential team leaders for our Grounds Maintenance crews. Team commitment, positive attitude and dependability are required. Pay based upon experience and willingness to learn. Snow Division is still hiring temp positions for snow shovelers for the remainder of the Winter Season. No prior experience necessary! Storm pay for shoveling is $15/hr! Temps hired will also have opportunity to work into the next season for Spring Clean-Ups. We perform pre-employment drug screen and physical. MUST have valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Must be 18 or older. Apply to Human Resources at:

Belknap Landscape Co., Inc. 25 Country Club Road Gilford, NH 03249 Phone: (603) 528-2798 x18 Fax: (603) 528-2799

HEALTH care worker, for Monday and Tues., 16 hours, plus more available in summer for male stroke patient. Help with personal care. Very pleasant surroundings. 524-3892 for appointment.

Help Wanted

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Rowell's Sewer & Drain

is expanding due to record high production & demand for more JCS tours! Average rep. pay $21/hr, PT. Night shift 4:15pm-10:00pm, Also full-time available. Must have good communication skills. Lots of fun, no experience needed. JCS is the industry leader, providing tours to Inn Season, Sterling, Tradewind, Windham, and FantaSea Resorts. 603-581-2741, Laconia. Ask for Carlos.

Have IRRIGATION Experience? Belknap Landscape Co. is getting ready for Spring and is now interviewing experienced candidates for our Irrigation/ Lighting Division. Duties include start-ups, winterizations, along with installations and some service calls. Experience in irrigation a must. Must be quality-minded with strong work ethic. Experience in wiring a plus. Offering competitive wages and benefits, with seasonal overtime opportunities. We perform pre-employment drug screen and physical. MUST have valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation. Must be 18 or older. Apply to Human Resources at:

Belknap Landscape Co. Inc.

25 Country Club Road, #302 Gilford, NH 03249

Phone: (603) 528-2798 x18 Fax: (603) 528-2799


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

WOLFEBORO / ALTON Part-time: Cleaning banks. $10 per hour. 6-12 hours/wk. Mon, Wed, Fri evenings. Must clear background.

is looking for 2 full-time/Part-time Sewer Technician/Laborers. Candidate must be self motivated, professional and avail. to work O/T. Must have CDL Class B and be in good physical condition. Benefits include a competitive salary, 8 paid holidays and IRS retire plan. Forward Resumes to: Call 934-4145


GROWING Fiber Optic Company seeks the following full time position: Senior Mechanical Engineer. Able to perform complex activities relating to design, testing and evaluation of mechanical systems, subassemblies and components. Research and analyze design proposals, materials, specifications and other data. Responsible for all mechanical prototyping, costing, and parts procurement. BSME preferred, 10 years of previous experience in Mechanical Engineering with at least 4 years in a senior role. Send resume or apply in person to Optical Design Manufacturing Inc, 143 Lake Street, Suite 1E, Laconia, NH 03246. No phone calls please.

SUMMIT RESORT Now Hiring Part-Time Front Desk Nights and Weekends a Must!

Please apply in person 177 Mentor Ave, Laconia The Lodge at Belmont is looking for part-time Poker Dealers. Knowledge of the Game of poker and great Customer Service Skills required. nterview to include test of knowledge and skills related to dealing poker and other related games. Must pass criminal background check. Apply in PersonMon-Thur after 4:00PM, Fri-Sun after 12:00PM. Part-time Cooks. We are looking for experienced cooks. Weekends a must. Apply in Person- Mon-Thur after 4:00PM, Fri-Sun after 12:00PM


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

LPN – Full Time - Days LNA – Per Diem – All Shifts Other Positions: Exceptional Talent Apply We are located at 153 Parade Road, Meredith. “Come Home to Forestview”

ALTERATIONS: Spring Special, 2nd alteration 1/2 price. Custom sewing projects welcome. 393-5878.

Motorcycles BRETT’S ELECTRIC Buy • Sell • Trade

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Real Estate $19,000 Small park in Belmont 14x70 Singlewide. no dogs. Call Brenda 603-393-7713 Exit Realty Laconia. By Owner- 4-Bedroom, 3-season porch, 2-car garage plus shop. 1/2 acre, dead-end street, prime location. 603-528-5254, Leave message.

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

PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!


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


SUNNY ROOM 4 RENTLaconia/Gilford. House mate wanted for beautiful home. Sunny private furnished room, includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, dish, laundry. $125/week, $450/Month. Call 528-8030.

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

WEIRS Beach Area: To share house, $500/month, everything included. Beach rights. 393-6793.

Services AFFORDABLE Handyman: Good old fashioned service at a fair price. Central NH. Call Keith, 603-998-9428.

Deburr – 2nd shift Responsibilities include cleaning and removing all burrs and loose material from finished product, bagging and/or marking of product and ensuring product conforms to customer specific handling requirements. Candidate must possess 3+ months manufacturing experience.

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


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


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



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

5-Axis Machinist 2nd & 3rd Shift Responsibilities include completing own set-ups, operating various pieces of equipment to meet production requirements and performing in-process inspection of parts produced. Candidate must possess 2+ years related experience. We provide competitive wages, shift differential, clean work environment, medical insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, dental insurance, vacation and holidays, flex benefits, tuition reimbursement plan, profit sharing and 401-k plan with company match. Please apply in person, via email or fax resumes.

EPTAM Plastics 2 Riverside Business Park Northfield, NH 03276 Phone: 603-729-5014 • Fax: 603-286-3977 Email:

HAN!S Hauling: Big and small clean ups. Your job ... name your price. Han, 527-8620.

REMOVAL: Sheds, garages, junk/trash, fences and cellar & attic cleanups. Laconia/Gilford area. (978)618-3712. Call Tom anytime.

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Teen and adult auditions Bank Financing for New & Existing Businesses for festival of original workshop postponed until March 15 plays at Winnipesaukee Playhouse March 10 & 13

LACONIA — Auditions for Playwriting Project 2011, a festival of 15 short plays written by area teens and adults, and directed by local adults, will be held at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Meredith Campus at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday March 10 and Sunday March 13. “This Festival of original plays written by local teens and adults is one of the unique programs the Playhouse offers the community,” said Bryan Halperin, whose students in last fall’s Playwriting Workshop penned the plays. “It will allow many people to be involved as writers, actors, directors, and designers and try their hands at new theatre skills. It works very well as part of the educational mission of the Playhouse.” More than 50 roles are available for community members ranging in age from 12 — 95. Rehearsals will be held twice a week — on Sunday afternoons and evenings, and/or Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. The plays will be performed the first two weekends in May. Readings will be pulled from the various scripts for auditions, but it is recommended that anyone auditioning read all 15 plays, which are available on the auditions page at www. Anyone with questions about auditions is invited to contact Halperin at


ROOFS CLEARED: Snow & Ice Removal: 29 years experience, insured. Call Eric, (603)387-4996.

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

Snowmobiles 2005 Yamaha Rage: 6,000 miles, runs great! Front left ski & arm need repair. Asking $3,000. 603-387-0147.

LACONIA — The Bank Financing for New & Existing Businesses workshop originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The interactive session will take place at One Mill Plaza from 5 — 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Lakes Region SCORE and Laconia Savings Bank will present the event, featuring speaker W. Setphen Loughlin, senior vice president with LSB. Topics will include preparing before applying for financing,

conditions that affect the decision making process of a business loan, impact of the current economic conditions, and governmental regulations affecting business loans. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Pre-paid registration is $25 or $30 at the door. To register or learn more, contact SCORE by calling 524-3057 or log on to www.scorelakesregion. org.

Developing Your Personal Brand luncheon in Portsmouth sponsored by Women Inspiring Women NEW HAMPTON — Developing Your Personal Brand, a luncheon program sponsored by Women Inspiring Women, will be held at the Harbor Event center at the Marriott Residence Inn in Portsmouth at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. After an optional social period with exhibitors and buffet lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m., keynote speaker Sherry Dutra of Dutra Associates will help attendees understand and identify the three components that make up a personal brand — the “who

and do what” statements, the “why you do it” statements, and personal taglines. According to Leslie Sturgeon, founder of WIW, “Sherry is a highly qualified leadership and development expert who will teach us how to express and communicate who we are in order to attract ideal clients and build our businesses.” Cost is $25 for members or first-time guests and $30 for non-members. Registrations are appreciated at or by calling 744-0400.

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