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City Council warming to pay-as-you-throw By michAel Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Among the options for restructuring the curbside collection of solid waste being considered by the City Council, a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) program, the most controversial of the three,
appears to be gathering support as councilors prepare to address the issue when they meet on Monday. Councilors Henry Lipman (Ward 3), who explored several alternatives to PAYT, and Matt Lahey (Ward 2) both favor PAYT over the other options presented to the council
this week. Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5), who last month remarked he was on the brink of offering a motion to adopt PAYT, said yesterday that he intended to make his decision after considering all the options while acknowledging, “if you want the bigsee PayT page 3
By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — An open house at the Lakes Region Planning Commission’s office on the regional planning agency’s role in the Granite State Future project turned into a media event last night as local Tea Party activist Tim Carter grilled Kim Koulet, the LRPC’s executive director, about the project as Ed Comeau of Government Oversite Cam filmed the questionand-answer session. Koulet at first had said that filming the discussion wouldn’t be permitted as it was not a public meeting but after objections were raised that the open house was taking place in a public facility filming was allowed to take place. Carter, who last month told Meredith selectman that Granite State Future is a federal government power grab that would put local planning and land use regulations under the control of federal bureaucrats, pursued the same line of questioning with Koulet, who said that his characterizations of the plan were not see CraSH page 5
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North Koria hit by new U.N. sanctions after nuclear test UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea’s latest nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with tough, new sanctions targeting its economy and leadership, despite Pyongyang’s threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States. The penalties came in a unanimous resolution drafted by the U.S. along with China, which is North Korea’s main benefactor. Beijing said the focus now should be to “defuse the tensions” by restarting negotiations. The resolution sent a powerful message to North Korea’s new young leader, Kim Jong
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Her bill reinstates the state minimum wage at the same level as the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. Employees that regularly get $30 or more in tips per month get at least 45 percent of that. Raising the minimum wage should be part of the conversation down the road, she said. But Sen. Majority Leader, Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, said a federal minimum wage is all that’s necessary, adding that states that raise their minimum wage above the federal level are economically less competitive. “There is no question in my view that states with higher minimum wages have higher unemployment,” Bradley told reporters Thursday.
CONCORD (AP) — The Republicancontrolled New Hampshire Senate chose not to act Thursday on a bill that would bring back the state minimum wage. Donna Soucy, D- Manchester, said the decision only puts off the debate as similar legislation is likely to pass the Democratic-controlled House. That would bring the proposal back to the Senate, where it would get a new hearing and potentially a new vote. The state minimum wage was repealed two years ago when Republicans controlled both houses of the legislature. “New Hampshire has had a minimum wage law since 1949,” Soucy said, adding that the state’s ability to set its own minimum wage is in keeping with New Hampshire’s independent character.
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Report details hard time firefighters had with battery fire aboard Boing 787 Dreamliner WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters and mechanics tried repeatedly to put out a battery fire aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner through smoke so thick they couldn’t see the battery, according to documents released Thursday that portray the incident as more serious than previously described.
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PAYT from page one gest bang for your buck, it’s PAYT.” Councilors Brenda Baer (Ward 4), Armand Bolduc (Ward 6) and Ava Doyle (Ward 1) oppose PAYT, chiefly because it shifts the cost of collecting trash to property owners by requiring them to buy marked bags, effectively introducing a user fee. Baer said “I’m not going to kick and scream if PAYT passes, but it’s not my first choice.” She said that 99-percent of the calls and e-mails she receives from constituents are against PAYT. “I’m thinking of the reaction of the people,” she said. Likewise Councilor Armand Bolduc (Ward 6) said “my constituents don’t want PAYT and I vote for my constituents.” He said that he would like to delay a decision for another two weeks. “I think we’ve got to give taxpayers time to chew on it.” Councilor Ava Doyle (Ward 1) conceded that “at some point we may have to go to PAYT, but I want to exhaust all the alternatives before get there.” A stalemated council would throw the deciding vote to Mayor Mike Seymour, who yesterday expressed his unqualified support for PAYT. “PAYT is our best option,” he said. “It would enable us to get where we need to be as quickly as possible.” He said that “if the council were evenly split, I would vote for PAYT.” Earlier this year councilors agreed to take steps to increase the volume of recyclables in order to reduce the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste in the 2013-1014 city budget. Lipman, who chairs the Finance Committee, explained yesterday that expenses beyond the control of the council are rising faster than revenues from sources other than property taxes, which last year fell nine-
percent. In order to continue to budget within the limits of the tax cap, he said that operating expenses must be reduced. “Otherwise,” Lipman said, “rising costs will crowd out expenditures for essential services and things like road repairs, police and fire protection will be threatened.” Among all the options, PAYT ensures the greatest increase in recycling and offers the greatest cost savings. PAYT encourages recycling by requiring residents to place the trash and garbage they do not recycle in a special-marked plastic bag purchased at local retail outlets. The trash, together with recyclable materials, is collected at the curbside once a week. Trash not contained in a marked bag is left at the curb. PAYT shifts the cost of handling solid waste from property taxpayers to households, businesses and other organizations through the purchase of marked bags. PAYT is projected to save $286,000 by diverting recyclables from the solid waste stream and spare $156,000 in funding from property taxes. Some 3,780 tons of trash would remain to be collected at the curb at a cost of $567,000. The tonnage would require the sale of some 378,000 marked bags. Priced at $1.75 apiece, the sale of bags would generate $661,500 in revenue, enough to defray the cost of purchasing the bags and collecting, transporting and disposing of all the remaining trash. Over ten years the program would spare $1.7-million in property taxes. “Other communities have have adopted PAYT and proven its success,” said Seymour. “It is something that we know will work.” He questioned the alternatives as “stop gaps that will ultimately lead us to PAYT and getting there in increments doesn’t make sense.” Without openly endorsing PAYT, Hamel agreed.
“Whatever we pick is going to be there for a while. You don’t want to keep messing with the taxpayers.” “PAYT is a good long-run solution,” echoed Lipman. “We can’t keep tackling this over and over.” Supporters of PAYT said that in the first year the savings realized by the program would be returned to taxpayers by reducing the budget by an equal amount. Moreover, the one-time savings would be incorporated into future budgets by reducing the baseline amount to be raised by property taxes, from which annual increases — limited by the tax cap — are calculated. The alternative to PAYT, preferred by Doyle, Bolduc and Baer, is a mandatory program, which aims to increase recycling by refusing to collect trash at the curb unless it is accompanied by a recycling container. No particular amount of recyclables would be required to quality for trash collection. But, this system would be supplemented by limiting the number of 64-gallon trash containers to one at single-family family homes and seven at multifamily buildings and commercial properties. However, currently multi-family and commercial buildings are permitted seven 30-gallon containers amounting to 210 gallons of trash. If these buildings were allowed seven 64-gallon containers, holding 448 gallons of trash, the amount of trash would not be limited but more than doubled, providing not an incentive but a disincentive to recycle. Mandatory recycling is projected to increase the amount of recyclables to 25-percent of the waste stream, reducing the cost of handling trash by $247,000 and funding from property taxes by $117,000. During the next ten years the program would reduce property taxes by $1.3-million.
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Budget committee member decries ‘lie of omission’ in Alton school bond flyer By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
ALTON — Charges of “figures lie and liars figure” swirled around the School Board meeting this week in the wake of a flyer composed by the Building and Grounds Committee, endorsed by the board members and produced by the superintendent’s office, which claimed that the $18.7-million project to renovate and expand Alton Central School would add $0.34 per $1,000 of assessed value to the property tax rate. “This was over the edge,” Barbara Howard, who sits on the Budget Committee, said yesterday. “They are lying
by omission and nobody benefits from dishonesty.” On Tuesday, voters will cast their ballots on a Special Warrant Article – Article II – to renovate, reconstruct, repair and construct an addition to the Alton Central School building. The bond seeks to raise and appropriate an approximate $17.7 million and withdraw the balance from several Capital Reserve Funds to fund the project. Superintendent William Lander said that the flyer presents “the net project cost” as $34 per year for each $100,000 of assessed value on the assumption that the $17.7-million
is borrowed for 15 years at 2.99-percent. He explained that the bond issued for the construction of Prospect Mountain High School, which represented $0.68 per $1,000 of assessed value, was retired last year. Had the bond not been retired and the tax rate remained the same, he said, the incremental increase, or “net project cost” to taxpayers, would be $0.34 per $1,000 of assessed value. “It’s misleading,” Howard charged, insisting the actual impact on the tax rate will be $1.02. She said that with the retirement of the prior debt in August, 2012, the 2013 tax rate would fall by $0.68 and by omitting this fact,
the School Board sought to disguise the actual increase of $1.02. Lander said that at the deliberative session of the town meeting both scenarios, the actual increase of $1.02 per $1,000 and “the net project cost” of $0.34 of $1,000, were presented as part of a slide show. Howard was not appeased. “I spoke with the Attorney General’s office,” she said, “but was told they had not broken any enforceable law.” She feared that the flyer will “mislead people into voting for something they will not be able to afford” and in the short time remaining until the vote is seeking “to get the facts out.”
Weirs Beach Lobster Pound burglarized Gilford Police arrest two near Lowe’s LACONIA — Police are investigating a burglary at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound that was discovered by the owner at 10:07 a.m. yesterday. Capt. Matt Canfield said entry to the landmark eatery was made through a rear door. He said the burglar or burglars disabled the security cameras and used a metal cutting tool to access two safes. He said money and a handgun were stolen.
Canfield said this is the fourth burglary in the area in less than a month. About three weeks ago, three residential burglaries were discovered on Harglen Drive. He said at this point police don’t know if the Lobster Pound burglary is connected to the Harglen Drive ones. Anyone with any information about any of the burglaries is asked to call Laconia Police at 524-5252, the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 5241717 or to go to the Laconia Police Website at www.laconiapd.org and click on the anonymous tipline.
GILFORD — Police arrested two Laconia men after getting a report of seeing men drinking in a car outside of TJ Maxx yesterday at 2:45 p.m. A media statement issued by Lt. Jim Leach said two officers went to the parking lot and found the car but there was no one in it. They did see an open container of alcohol inside. Shortly after, police stopped the car on Lakeshore Road near Lowes. Steven Fereshetian, 23, of 88 Phoenician Way was charged with receiving stolen property, transporting
alcoholic beverages and possession of marijuana. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. Austin Brue, 20, of 85 Sheridan Drive #3 was charged with receiving stolen property. He was released on $800 personal recognizance bail. It was not immediately clear what stolen property the men were charged with receiving. Both men were given court dates of April 18 in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division. — Gail Ober
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Residency remains hot topic for Tilton-Northfield Fire District candidates NORTHFIELD — Like generals fighting the last war, the three candidates vying for a seat on the Tilton-Northfield Fire District Commission — incumbent Pat Clark and challengers Jane Alden and Eric Pyra, all of Tilton — dwelt on the turmoil of the past two years while stressing the importance of looking to the future when they fielded questions from a roomful of voters at the Northfield Town Hall this week. The turmoil arose from the commission’s decision to require the successor of departing Chief Steve Carrier to reside in the district. With the appointment of Brad Ober, who found himself unable to sell his home in New Hampton, Commissioners Clark and Paul Auger, over the misgivings of Tom Gallant, chose to enforce the requirement. Faced with the prospect of dismissal, Ober moved to Tilton in February. Meanwhile, the controversy opened a rift among the three commissioners and aroused the ire of the Tilton selectmen. Clark conceded, “I came under pressure around the
residency requirement,” but reminded his listeners that all three commissioners agreed to include it in the chief’s contract. He acknowledged that initially the district was not precisely defined as the two towns or either a distance in miles or a response time, but insisted that the commission was entitled, if not obliged, to uphold the contract by enforcing the contract. Alden, who chairs the Tilton Planning Board while serving on the budget committees of both the town and the fire district, said that the controversy cast a “negative light” on the commission. “The contract could have been negotiated differently,” she said. When Clark interrupted to say that the issue has been resolved, she countered that “it may be resolved, but it keeps rearing its head. I’m tired,” she continued, “of seeing the fire district at a standstill. The safety, welfare and well-being of our citizens have taken a back seat.” Pyra, also a member of the Tilton budget committee, said that the commission mishandled the residency issue by not properly defining the district and suggested that the controversy, which roiled the
commission for two years, adversely affected morale within the fire service. When the candidates were asked their positions on the residency issue, both Alden and Pyra answered that they preferred prescribing a response time rather than stipulating residency within either Tilton or Northfield. Pyra said he was comfortable with 20 or 25 minutes while Alden favored “not more than 30 minutes.” Clark repeated that the commission chose to define the district as the two towns. Speaking of the challenges facing the commission, Clark referred to the rising cost of health insurance and retirement contributions, both of which are beyond the control of the commission. “This is what is bankrupting communities across the country,” he said. Remarking that “there is still contention,” Alden said that she would “heal the schism” on the commission while ensuring that public safety is its highest priority. Describing himself as “an independent thinker,” Pyra said that he had no connections the selectmen of either town and could rise above politics to address the issues facing the fire district.
CRASH from page one accurate. Carter charged that the HUD regulations called for mandated results for those communities which sign on to the program and would be legally bound to comply with its regulations. But Koulet said that the language which Carter cited was actually designed to protect taxpayer dollars and ensure that funds were actually used on the projects which were approved for grants. He said that Carter was ‘’splitting hairs’’ in his parsing of the document’s language and ‘’trying to make a technical relationship which doesn’t exist.’’ Carter persisted and said ‘’this is an open house where we’re supposed to discuss the truth’’ and said again that communities which signed on would ‘’be legally obligated to the mandates.’’ Koulet said that Granite State Future is a statewide project among all of the the state’s nine regional planning commissions and is coordinated
by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and funded through a a $3.37 million federal grant, of which $300,000 is going to the Lakes Region Planning Commission. He said that each of the state’s nine regional planning commissions are responsible for developing a regional plan, based on local values and needs, that together present a vision for improving local communities and regions. In future stages there will be $100 million available for planning purposes and eventually HUD grants will be available for implementation of planned projects. ‘’HUD let us do it the New Hampshire way,’’ said Koulet, which brought groans and dismayed expressions from Carter and his dozen or so supporters who were clustered around Koulet for nearly 40 minutes during the exchange. The New Hampshire Tea Party website touts its opposition to the Granite State Future project and the role that Tea Party members have played in convinc-
ing officials in Rochester and Salem to vote against participation in the plan. Several of those with Carter identified themselves as Tea Party members. Warren Hutchins of Laconia, chairman of the Laconia Planning Board and vice chairman of the Lakes Region Planning Commission, said that he can’t understand the vocal opposition to the New Hampshire Future project. ‘’It’s a typical New Hampshire way of planning from the ground up. The regional plan will be based on input from the 30 local communities. In essence it really is a state plan because ever since the office of state planning was downgraded we haven’t had leadership in planning at the state level,’’ said Hutchins. Stan Bean Jr. of Gilmanton, chairman of the LRPC, said of the open house ‘’we just wanted folks to have an opportunity to visit and see what the LRPC is and what it does for the member communities. It’s a great group that does a lot of work for the Lakes Region.’’
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Taxes are up & the sky is still there “Most of the media is so sold out to Obama that they’re missing the obvious,” Jim DeMint said on Fox News only last week. “The policies the president has in place, especially the tax increases that just got in, are going to hurt our economy, probably actually bring it down.” The former Republican senator from South Carolina was speaking as president-elect of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. DeMint made this remarkably dire prediction seven days before the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high. The employment numbers remain weak, but they, too, are improving and helping raise confidence levels, especially in the housing market. By the time you read this, stocks may have gone higher or lower. And a raft of additional good and bad economic news will have marched across the Bloomberg screens. But we can count on one constant: Jim DeMint will be wronger than Captain Peter Wrongway Peachfuzz. His lightning bolts did provide some stereophonic balance to President Obama’s over-thetop warnings of grievous suffering should the sequester go into effect, a process that also began last week. Then, from the speaker on the right, came the not very relevant point that the tax hikes would take more money out of the economy than the forced spending reductions. “It’s a whopping $149 billion in taxes vs. $85 billion in spending,” complained Heritage spokesman Robert Bluey. One wishes the bumper sticker could be widened to include these thoughts: For starters, the higher taxes plus the sequester equal significant deficit reduction, something conservatives purport to want. Also, combining new tax revenues with spending cuts would seem a balanced approach. One can’t repeat often enough that the stock market and economy took off after Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax hike on upper incomes. Ignoring that evidence, the right persists in replaying the old videotape that higher taxes inevitably lead to economic desolation. “Higher taxes will hinder eco-
nomic growth,” Heritage said back in 1993. They “will shrink the tax base and reduce tax revenues.” They will “result in larger federal budget deficits.” Newt Gingrich, off by about 180 degrees, confidently predicted that the tax increase “will in fact kill the current recovery and put us back in a recession.” As we know, the opposite happened. Certainly, other things helped create Clinton-era budget surpluses. The dot-com boom raised stock-market wealth, and defense spending went down. But the bottom line remains: By the end of Clinton’s eight years, there were 23 million new jobs and average weekly wages were up 21 percent. And here’s the kicker: The booming economy made the richest Americans even richer. They did better after paying Clinton’s higher taxes than they did in the George W. Bush era, when their tax rates were lower. As noted, many other factors add to or subtract from the economy’s health. Right now, the Federal Reserve’s low interest rates are helping boost investment. Housing seems to be perking up. And the American economy was bound to eventually recover from the depths. It’s obvious, though, that Obama’s tax increases, including a few fees on health care, are not blowing up the economy. It’s amazing that guys like DeMint can go on Fox year after year and make the same crashingly silly predictions — and that Heritage hasn’t stopped him. (The Washington Post last December predicted that DeMint, a tea party hero, would give Heritage a “sharper edge.” I don’t think “sharp” is quite the word.) As for the allegedly falling sky, all you have to do is look up. Some taxes have increased, and the sky’s still there. Not only that, it’s getting bluer. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)
Kevin Waldron will watch my tax dollars as if they were his own To the editor, I’ll be voting for Kevin Waldron for Northfield selectman. The prime reason is that Kevin is a person who will watch my tax dollars as if they were his own. He is a consistent attendee at the meetings where our dollars are spent and frequently speaks up with excellent suggestions for savings.
Lastly, I could never see Kevin voting for a raise for himself as selectmen after the budget process was completed. His opponent did exactly that and I could never support a person who puts their wants ahead of the taxpayers needs. That’s not the “experience” our taxpayers can afford. Gregory Hill Northfield
LETTERS Plymouth is already ensuring that clean water & growth co-exist To the editor, As landowners on the Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth, we have closely watched the permitting process for development, in particular the piece of land where a McDonalds and a bank are now being built. We have watched both the Zoning and Planning Board work very hard over the years to ensure that all regulations and laws have been correctly followed during a very complicated and lengthy permitting process and we watched as their decisions were consistently upheld by lower courts and by the state Supreme Court. We are now very concerned that the same group that challenged and lost the 2007/2008 proposed Lowe’s development, that cost the town almost $100,000 in litigation fees,
have put forth three zoning amendments which target further development on the site. This group calling themselves Citizens for Clean Water, Flood Preparedness, and the Master Plan contend that Plymouth’s Environmentally Sensitive Zone (ESZ) is no longer protected and they have petitioned three zoning amendments to “restore protection”. No restoration is needed! The zoning and planning boards are already following the master plan with a balanced common sense approach that is pro-environment and pro-commerce. We urge you to vote no on Article 2, 3, and 4. The Town of Plymouth is already ensuring that clean water, commercial growth and the ESZ coexist! Tracey & Dick Burhoe New Hampton
Progressive playbook out of step with Article 10 of N.H. Constitution To the editor, This letter is to alert the Misters Rodgers, Corliss, Veverka, Siden and others of their ilk to the existence of Article 10 of the N.H. Constitution. I realize they’ll probably consider it whimsy but I figured I’d bring to their attention anyway. “(Art.) 10. (Right of Revolution.) Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are inef-
fectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.” I would suggest they pay special attention to the last sentence, and if they do, I would hope they would come to the conclusion that maybe those of us who believe in the Constitutions of N.H. and the U.S. and the 2nd. Amendment are not buffoons after all, but that’s probably not in the progressive playbook. Dave Schwotzer Meredith
FDR’s works program pulled this great country out of a great mess To the editor, My mother was a homeless person at one time. She was raised in a convent orphanage home by nuns in a place called Nazi occupied France. When she turned the age of 15 she was told that she was of age, and would be on her own to make room for others. She was advised to go with other homeless people near the railroad station, they will watch over you. She found work with the Red Cross, and then in a military PX. This is where she met my father. He was drafted into WWII, a product of the Depression. My father sincerely believed in FDR and his
country out of the mess it was in, and restored dignity to many. We need to return to this. Instead of the constant “I can’t do this” or “I can’t do that”, just give me a government check. Let’s find out what you can do. It would provide shelter, meals and training. Don’t worry about the check, they will send it to your family. If they had programs like this, I would volunteer my time to teach others the trade that has kept me off unemployment since the Carter Administration. Everyone must pull their weight. Thank you and God Bless America; it is still a great country. Steven Belcher
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LETTERS Alton town government expenses have increased year after year
Gilmanton deserves higher standards of transparency & fairness
To the editor, As a candidate for Alton Selectman, I am writing to give some information about my goals. I will take the time necessary to fulfill the responsibility of managing the affairs of Alton sensibly and objectively while actively working in a professional manner with other Selectmen on the Board. My experience includes over 30 years in business holding technical and management positions including vice president of a private company for many years. Education includes a Masters Degree in Business Administration. As a resident and homeowner of Alton for 25 years, my wife and I have parented six children of which four have attended and graduated from Alton public schools. Alton town government expenses have increased steadily year after year. The current appropriation budget for the Town of Alton is 6.5 million dollars, of which about 2.8 million dollars, or 43 percent, is spent on general government, administrative type expenses. The “General Government” accounting category, including executive, personnel administration, legal and insurance expenses, was $1,383,527 in 2001. The current General Government selectmen’s appropriation for 2013 is $2,809,545, more than doubling in 12 years. With only a 13 percent increase in population, these administrative type expenses have increased an average of about $120,000 per year. The “Executive” appropriations category alone is $519,725 for 2013. A reduction in high administrative costs could reduce taxes and allow additional money for Alton services such as streets and roads. Some people say that the tax rate is low in Alton compared to other towns. However, a lower than average tax rate does not give an excuse to spend more than necessary. As selectman, I will investigate and address expenses with other Alton Board of Selectmen members. Planning of capital improvements will allow for responsible allocation of money to Capital Reserve Funds. Alton spent about $318,000 in 2012 for planning and zoning expenses
To the editor, Dear residents of Gilmanton: In case you missed Candidates’ Night on Wednesday, this is what I said: Let me tell you why I love Gilmanton. It is a town full of farmers and craftsmen, not big box stores. Trees, fields, valleys and hills. Gilmanton is beautiful everywhere you go. A fabulous school, libraries, and town facilities. Hard working and dedicated town employees. It is a real slice of heaven that requires the same loving attention that you and I give our homes. Don Guarino and I have been friends for quite a few years, and it saddens me to be set up in opposition to him in this race. He is a nice guy and a great story-teller! He does have the gift of gab! That being said, I believe that you are electing a decision maker to your board of selectmen this Tuesday. If you compare the record of the present board, and of the board that Don served as chair, with the board that I served as chair, I believe that you will find a clear difference between the quality of decision making and the actual accomplishment of those
associated with privately owned land activities such as subdivisions and business plans. Planning Board members and full time planning employees watch over private property owners with hired professional surveyors and engineers to ensure that they comply with regulations. Yet, little time is dedicated to planning for Alton government-owned property such as roads and equipment. Instead, for example, the Highway Department uses an arbitrary dollar amount of $750,000 for road improvements based on what “seems to be a good number”. As selectman, I will insist that the Board of Selectmen work with department managers and utilize existing personnel to plan for roads, machinery, and equipment. This will avoid large surprise requests for capital money, reduce confrontations and increase employee morale, while avoiding the “squeaky wheel” and “crisis” forms of management. In order to manage effectively, selectmen need to take the time to communicate with all town departments to allow for good decisions and planning. More disclosure and communication of selectmen matters to the public is needed through impartial, complete and timely released meeting minutes, quarterly financial reports, and periodic newsletters. Strict adherence to the “Right-toKnow” law is essential. I will support using the Town of Alton’s website and other means to encourage private donations and volunteer work for senior citizens and charity organizations to help the community. Donations to Alton senior citizens will be made from money I receive as selectman. If you want a conservative and responsible representative overseeing Alton and your municipal tax money, take the time to vote on March 12, 2013 for me, Robert W. Daniels as selectman. Please feel free to call me at 8757070 with questions or send an email to DanielsForSelectman@TDS.NET Meet me at the Alton Senior Center at noontime on Friday March 8, 2013 or at the Alton transfer station on Sunday March 10th or outside the Alton voting booths on March 12, 2013. Robert W. Daniels Alton
I’ve seen how Inter-Lakes will benefit from a person like Chris Mega To the editor, I am writing to share our experience working with Chris Mega, candidate for the Inter-Lakes School Board. My daughter was one of the students who worked as a member of Team Weedbusters when they applied for the Lexus Eco-Challenge grant last fall. Students busied themselves doing research on invasive milfoil, interviewing community leaders like Stewart Lamprey and Rusty McLear, attending classes on how to control milfoil from spreading and then putting down on paper what they had learned to share with the public. Chris Mega spent 20 plus hours of his own time videotaping the students kayaking adventures on various parts of Lake Winnipesaukee to identify invasive milfoil and then editing the video to fit into their powerpoint application presentation. Chris was also in
the classroom videotaping when Team Weedbusters interviewed Stewart Lamprey and made him an ex-officio member of the team. I think the milfoil video had a lot to do with the students winning the first place award for middle schools participating on the east coast. Generous of Mr. Mega, yes, but more important to me as a parent was the behavior Chris modeled for students when he validated their input, achievement, work ethic, and giving back to the community. Inter-Lakes students will benefit from being involved with a person like Chris Mega. I urge you to cast your vote for Mr. Mega in the School Board elections on March 12th. You can learn more about Chris Mega on his website at www. chrismega.com. Dianne Knauss Meredith
boards. I am running for selectman because I am concerned about what I see happening in the management of our town. I am concerned about the lack of respect for proper procedures, policies and laws; for town employees and most especially for department heads; for the work that prior boards have done to protect the town, its people and its future. A sign of trouble on any selectboard is an absence of substantive discussion as reflected in the minutes, an absence of motions and votes on items of business, and an excessive use of non-public sessions. The town deserves a higher standard of transparency, fairness, efficiency and good management. My approach to the board is the same as my approach to my personal affairs. I show up when I promise to, I pay my taxes on time, and I keep my commitments. I am the only choice for getting back on track and I ask for your vote so that I can bring reason, respect and professionalism back to the board. Betty Ann Abbott Gilmanton Iron Works
I have the education, experience, time & energy to fight for Belmont To the editor, As a responsible citizen I am very concerned with the direction the town of Belmont is heading. As most of you know, I have taken it upon myself, with other concerned citizens, to resolve some of these problems through the legal process. I have decided to try and correct these problems through the political process by placing my name on the ballot as your selectman. I have served Belmont in the past for two separate terms for six years as selectman and, if you are doing your job in earnest as a selectman, it is very demanding. I am willing to make that commitment and sacrifice the time to do the job well. I am calling upon all of you to join me, as I cannot do this alone. Running town government must be inclusive, which means we all work together in an open and public way. I will be there to listen to your needs and follow the laws of the state to protect you and your interest in Belmont. I have been very fortunate in my upbringing to be raised by immigrant parents. I not only learned the important responsibility of family, I
also learned you have a responsibility to your country, the country that nurtures you, feeds you and allows you to achieve unlimited successes. You evolve with life experiences; you become more understanding of the things that are most important to your community and your country. One of these virtues is being honest with your self. We all have to face the truth sooner or later. It troubles me when a public official cannot be honest with himself. A lie begets another lie, the web gets more entwined and that is when the problems begin. It is better to face the truth and deal with it. I promise to bring transparency to the town hall and always be honest with you. Education is the most important responsibility we can provide for our children and ourselves. I am proud of what Belmont has done over the years to promote education. The mandate we are responsible for as parents and citizens is to make certain that our children get as good or better education than we have. There are important issues in every see next page
TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON PLANNING BOARD March 19, 2013 7:00 PM - at the Town Office Meeting Room 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH 1. Roll Call 2. Minutes 3. Correspondence 4. Update from the Master Plan Sub-Committee on the Master Plan Process for 2012-2013. 5. Candice Dionne - PRELIMINARY HEARING/ SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION – 6 Cabin Drive, Tax Map U-9, Lot 9-3; site plan review of condominium plan amendment. 6. And any other business that may come before the board.
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LETTERS ‘No’ votes will bring more than 300 jobs to the Plymouth region
‘Tall tales’ don’t do much for the legend of Betty Ann Abbott
To the editor, As Plymouth voters may know, we have the opportunity to bring Market Basket to our town. Voting “no” on Articles 2, 3, and 4 will bring over 300 jobs to Plymouth, as well as a muchneeded addition to our tax base. I certainly share the desire of Plymouth’s citizens for a balance between growth and conservation. I also think, having identified the Tenney Mountain Highway as the location for commercial development in Plymouth — in order to maintain the rural character of the town elsewhere — that it’s time to let these projects go forward. The town already spent close to $100K in legal fees on the Lowe’s case (that was a lawsuit against the town, not against Lowe’s). The currently proposed development will occupy the same footprint as
the Lowe’s project. The decisions of Plymouth’s Planning and Zoning Boards were challenged through the court system, and led to a decision by the N.H. Supreme Court which affirmed the Plymouth boards’ decisions. Market Basket is only interested in the “Lowe’s” site. Some have questioned why commercial developers are not interested in other parcels on Tenney Mountain Highway, such as the one just past Wilson Tire on the South side. One explanation is that other locations are considered too far away from the highway for the big companies. They feel they would not catch the I-93 traffic. Please vote on Tuesday. And if you want to welcome Market Basket to Plymouth, vote “no” on Articles 2, 3, and 4. Valerie Scarborough Plymouth
from preceding page political process that can make things better for all of us. Planning town growth to help us develop our infrastructure in a planned manner, developing a recycling program to save our resources and to lower our cost of garbage collection, protecting our water supply from being polluted, and having Selectmen meetings at a time when working people can attend, etc. I live at 194 Gilmanton Road (Route 140). My family and I established our domicile at this location in 1969. I designed my house and built it in five sections over 20 years. If anyone
would like know the real me I welcome you to come and visit, I am sure we will have interesting discussions and you will find out first hand what I am all about. My telephone number is 267-8023; please call me. I have years of experience and education, and the time and energy to put it to good use working and fighting for the good people of Belmont The election is on March 12, 2013 at the High School; voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., I hope to see you there and I am asking for your vote and your support. George Condodemetraky PE Belmont
To the editor, I am sick and tired of the “tall tale telling” surrounding this year’s election for selectman in Gilmanton, most of which appears to be coming from the friends and supporters of Betty Ann Abbott, much to her detriment. For instance, Mr. Lew Henry of the Iron Works, in a recent letter made mention of Betty Ann’s previous term, during which the Safety Complex was built. That is a true statement, but it doesn’t tell the entire truth. Mr. Henry very conveniently fails to mention that Don Guarino served as selectman at the same time. It’s a clear case of “I’ll tell you what I want you to know, not the whole truth.” Then the vitriolic letter from Ms. Terri Donovan, in which she urges Gilmanton residents to beware the “glad-handing and good old boy promises” from Don Guarino. As far as I know, the only promise Don has ever made as a candidate or selectman is to do his best for the town. Ms. Donovan seems to think that Don would simply be a rubber stamp for the other board members, when, in fact, during two previous terms, Don was
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TRIMMING & REMOVAL OF TREES ON SCENIC ROADS Application from Public Service Company of New Hampshire (applicant) for consent from the Sanbornton Planning Board to conduct trimming and/ or removal of trees along certain “scenic roads”. As per NH RSA 231:157-158, the Sanbornton Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at 7:15 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Sanbornton Town Office 573 Sanborn Road (NH Route 132), Sanbornton NH to consider a request from Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) to trim and/or remove trees and brush adjacent to and beneath PSNH power lines along certain “scenic roads” in the Town of Sanbornton. Scenic roads affected by this application include the following Town roads or portions of said roads: • Oak Hill Road (Southern Portion) • Steele Hill Road (Northern Portion north of Taylor Road) Property owners located adjacent to the affected “scenic roads” are invited to attend the Public Hearing in order to obtain information concerning the proposed tree cutting/removal project and to provide testimony to the Planning Board. Property owners having any questions may contact the Sanbornton Town Planner on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the above-listed telephone number. Following the Public Hearing, the Planning Board shall consider granting written consent to the applicant to conduct such trimming and removal of trees.
always an independent, considerate and thoughtful voice. Ms. Donovan accuses Don of cronyism because he supported Brett Currier in his run for election last year. Her letter drips with the innuendo but she offers no facts whatsoever to support her outrageous claims. Betty Ann, you are my neighbor, but I won’t vote for you. I can’t be certain that these rabid supporters of yours don’t have an agenda that they will press on you. They can’t seem to focus on your good points without bashing a man who did an excellent job as selectman in his previous terms. That tells me that they really don’t think you’re good enough. Apparently you don’t have the right stuff, or your supporters would simply stick to your good points and leave the candidate bashing out of the picture. Lastly, as a matter of full disclosure, I will say that Don Guarino is my brother-in-law; his wife and my wife are sisters. That is a fact. That is telling the whole truth, something Mr. Henry failed to do in his letter. James R. Barnes Gilmanton Iron Works
What’s worse, separating recyclables or paying higher taxes? To the editor, People make comments about recycling being elitist or foofoo or antiindividualistic. Well, I will tell you right now that’s not why I support separation of recyclables. I support separation of recyclables because I don’t like paying more taxes. It’s economic! Yes, there are other good reasons to support separation of recyclables, and that’s great. But I’m a dollars and cents guy. I appreciate the other issues ... environment, energy conservation, and it’s the responsible thing to do. But paying higher taxes when they can be avoided is not my idea of a reasonable approach to trash disposal. This is an area where YOU can make a difference. You can do this by voting to require the town to take advantage of our revenue source by taking the items that can be resold, repurposed, or recycled out of the
trash stream. I want my individual rights, but I also want my community to support the effort to reduce our burden of taxation by coming together to maximize the savings from separation of recyclables. Civic responsibility means the individual needs to act in a responsible manner so the community can take advantage of the collective actions of the group. It’s the “united we stand, divided we fall” concept. All of us can do better in reducing our waste. We need to work to make separation of recyclables as easy, convenient and pleasant as possible. Together we can make a difference. We can turn trash to cash, waste to resource, and expense into an economic opportunity. Please support warrant article #38 on March 12. Tom Scribner Gilmanton
I believe I can achieve more value and savings for Gilford taxpayers To the editor, Three years ago was the first time I had ever run for an elected office. There were some preconceptions and expectations on my part of what a member of the Budget Committee would be involved with. Most of these thoughts were accurate. In each of these three years I thoroughly examined each department’s requests and vigorously asked questions on every line item. This approach has been effective in minimizing tax impacts to the property owners of Gilford. I also now have a much better understanding of how our town and school systems work. The value of this experience is why I am asking the voters of Gilford for another term on the Budget Committee. My background in engineering, business and project management were what I felt gave me the appropriate expertise to understand the finances of our town and schools. These skills did guide me through this first term of
three years. I thank the voters of Gilford for giving me that opportunity to serve them. When I first ran for the Budget Committee, I told the electorate of Gilford that I was both a fiscal and social conservative. I have not wavered in my core beliefs. Those principles guided my decisions during this time period. This was not always easy. I have lived in Gilford for over 30 years, know and am friends with many of the people that are affected by the votes I make. My votes on the budget committee were made in good conscious for what I felt was the greater good of all of the taxpayers of Gilford. I chose not to go along to get along or to favor any specific function, department or group in our schools and town. All aspects of the budget were open to scrutiny. The budget review was made with no bias or prejudice, and I was not conflicted in my voting. The Budget Committee has made efforts to reduce taxpayer costs in this see next page
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LETTERS Betty Ann Abbott will bring balance to Gilmanton selectboard To the editor, We are writing to support Betty Ann Abbott who is running for selectman in Gilmanton. She previously served as a selectman from 2008 to 2011 and has decided to run again. She has a record of being informed on the issues, following through on commitments and providing leadership. She also has served as deputy town clerk and tax collector prior to that for three years. She is very familiar with our town operations and the laws and regulations that govern it. She has an impressive prior career in business working for large and small companies. We need that kind of skill and talent on the board. It is important to have a balanced board. We believe varied work experience, skill sets, interests and gender work to enhance the committees in our town. We feel Betty Ann will bring the balance this board needs. She has the independence, determination and skills to address the increasingly complicated issues our town is facing. She will not be influenced by politics and personal agendas that undermine the integrity
of the office to the detriment of the town. In the last year, there have been an inordinate number of nonpublic sessions to deal allegedly with so-called personnel matters or items that would affect a person’s reputation. We have no idea what has been said in those sessions, but it is important that our selectmen, when acting, are mindful of our state and town regulations and respect the laws of due process. Betty Ann’s experience in Human Resources will be a valuable needed asset. We believe that Betty Ann Abbott is the best person at this time for the job. Please join us in voting for her. Deborah Chase & John Funk Nancy Girard Gena Sapiro and Graham Wilson Meg and Joe Hempel Robert Ronstadt Meg Nighswander Ella Jo Regan Nancy Ball & Mark Mallory Heather & Christopher Hottel Nancy Way Stan & Alice Bean Mary Alice & Allan McCulloch Gilmanton
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And the top ten reasons for electing Billings to Inter-Lakes board are: To the editor, It has been interesting to read the resumes and aspirations of the two candidates running for Meredith representative on the Inter-Lakes School Board. Both candidates are certainly qualified from an education and family standpoint, and both have played a part in procuring grant money for school science programs, which is an outstanding commitment to community service. However, Mark Billings wins my vote, for the following top 10 reasons: 10. His campaign strategies have always been honest, ethical, above reproach, and he actually knows the election is March 12. 9. Impressively, he has attended every school board meeting for the past three years and regularly contributes to the public input portion of the agenda. 8. He enjoys participating in key, ongoing strategic planning committees connected to our school district’s growth. 7. His knowledge of national education trends and technology is extremely current, resulting in analyzing and sharing data for fun.
6. He has a positive attitude about new education ideas suggested and implemented by the administration. 5. His economic background brings a skill to think strategically and long term, with a vision that is accessible to everyone for discussion. 4. He has terrific financial expertise in business, and his experience as the Meredith Town Treasurer gives him insight into the struggles of the national, state, and local economies. 3. He is committed to conservation and energy, and has shown an ability to work with staff to collaborate that knowledge into school curriculum experiences. 2. His passion is to turn all of our students into better learners. And my number one reason – 1. He will be an active representative, voting 100 percent of the time on all I-L Board actions, without having to step down because of conflict of interest. On March 12, please give Mark Billings your vote for the Meredith Representative position on the Inter-Lakes School Board. Karen Sticht Meredith
from preceding page difficult economy. Some of the cost savings have come from areas that I focused attention on. I believe that I was able to affect positive change for our community. We all know that the economy is still in a rut and the costs of life are escalating. We still have to work harder to achieve more value and savings for all of the tax-
payers of Gilford. I believe that I can be even more effective in this regard if reelected to the Budget Committee. As I ask for the honor of your vote and to serve again on the Gilford Budget Committee, please be assured that if reelected, I will approach the budgets in the same rigorous manner. David R. Horvath, Senior Gilford
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Traditional Feast The St. Andre´ Bessette Parish will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with its annual traditional corned beef dinner Saturday, March 16th at the Parish Hall. Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 – 12. Tickets for children 4 and under are free. Tickets are available by calling the parish office at 524-9609. Call today to be part of this fun annual event.
Don’t miss this evening of good food, fun and fellowship! “Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.” -St. Patrick
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PLYMOUTH from page one The most far-reaching of the three amendments would prohibit the placing or removing of earth from land within 500 feet of the Baker River from the Rumney town line to where the Baker empties into the Pemigewasset River. The effect would be to restrict the use of about 465 acres, according to petition supporters. The two other proposed amendments would add some language from the town’s Master Plan into the ordinance governing the town’s Environmentally Sensitive Zone (500 foot buffers along the Baker and Pemigewasset rivers and Loon Lake), and that this zone not extend across to the opposite side of Tenney Mountain Highway away from the Baker River. Part of the 76 acre Riverside Landing development lies within this protective buffer. Site work is already under way on one phase of the project where McDonald’s and Bank of New Hampshire plan to build. In addition the Market Basket supermarket chain is seriously considering building an approximately 60,000-squarefoot store in the project’s second phase, according to Mike McGinley, the owner and developer of Riverside Landing. Market Basket’s senior management has given corporate approval to the Plymouth store, McGinley said in a media release issued Tuesday. McGinley also said he has made overtures to the New Hampshire Liquor Commission about putting a liquor and wine store at Riverside Landing. Supporters of development, including many town officials, say that that commercial development will enhance the town’s tax base. And they say that the zoning ordinance supporters are misinforming the public about alleged dangers which such development close to the Baker River would pose. “It’s emotion over science,” said town Code Enforcement Officer Brian Murphy, whose responsibilities include zoning compliance. As one example, Murphy said the petition supporters’ assertion that the amendment is necessary in order to protect the town’s future water supply is erroneous since the Plymouth Water and Sewer District has already concluded that the area is not a viable water source. He said that test borings have shown that “no aquifer is known to exist beneath the land.” Petitioner Margaret Salt concedes that while there may be no hard evidence that an aquifer exists, she nevertheless feels that the land needs to be protected from development in the event that an aquifer is discovered. “We have not fully explored for an aquifer,” she said, “and I would rather development take place on the other side of the road (away from the river), and not develop where there is a possible aquifer.” Mary Crowley, a key petition supporter, voiced a similar sentiment. “I would rather err on the side of caution when it comes to the environment,” she said. Petition supporters also say the stricter regulations are necessary because the land close to the Baker River is prone to flooding. “I’ve seen water right up to the road several time,” said Salt. Murphy said that while the amend-
develop many parcels, the most immediate concern is its impact on Riverside Landing, located at the intersection of Tenney Mountain Highway and Highland Street, which was once the proposed site for a Lowe’s home improvement store. “This (petition effort) all seems to be pinpointed to one possible site,” said Murphy who added that should the amendments pass “it would freeze the back end of the (Riverside Landing) project where the potential Market Basket store would be built. Selectman Mike Conklin concurred. “The attention and the driving force (behind the petitioned warrant articles) was this site,” he said. Murphy said that plans for the Riverside Landing show that overall building and parking area sizes will be virtually identical to the Lowe’s plans which were approved by the town, a decision that was ultimately upheld by the state Supreme Court. “This is the most studied piece of land in Plymouth,” Murphy said. He said that because of the development’s proximity to the Baker River the developer is required by local ordinance to adhere to stricter standards that those contained in the state law and that to ensure that runoff from the site does not pollute the river, the developer is being required to build an elaborate underground septic system to contain and filter storm water. But Crowley says that approving the zoning amendments will not stop the Riverside Landing project from going forward as envisioned by the developer. The McDonald’s and Bank of New Hampshire buildings have already been approved, and the phase where the supermarket could be located is already before the Planning Board for design review. “The time for these arguments (about Riverside Landing) are passed,” she said. Crowley and other petitioners say that are not opposed to development and that they support efforts to increase the property tax base in Plymouth, where a considerable amount of property is tax-exempt. They say that their only aim is to place strict limits on the ability to develop land close to water bodies like the Baker River. “We have perfectly good land on the other side of the road,” Salt said. But Conklin said it is the land that on the side toward the river that businesses prefer. “Nobody has come to the other side,” he said. “They come to this one.” Conklin was skeptical about the Crowley’s claim that the amendments would not impact Riverside Landing. He said it was likely that “if the amendments were to pass these people would challenge” the project in court. The petitioners say the purpose of the amendments is to make the intent of the Environmentally Sensitive Zone ordinance passed in 1988 crystal clear. The ordinance, as written, prohibits the moving of soil on the land within the zone except for incidental reasons associated with a particular piece of property. Petition supporters say that those who helped craft the ESZ ordinance intended “incidental” to mean that any movement of soil would be small or insignificant. But when the Lowe’s development came
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Local police plunging into Winnipesaukee on Sunday to benefit N.H. Special Olympics
Laconia Police Det. Sgt. Scott Roy at a Special Olympics medal ceremony at Waterville Valley earlier this week. Local police departments are again participating in the annual Winni Dip, in which police and their supporters dive into the icy Winnipeasaukee to raise money for the N.H. Special Olympics. The Winni Dip begins at noon Sunday at the Margate Resort. (Courtesy photo)
Correction: Cilley not a proponent of SB-2 for school district BELMONT — An article published in Thursday’s edition incorrectly characterized Donna Cilley’s position on the Official Ballot Act – or SB-2 – when she ran for the School Board in 2012. Cilley clarified yesterday that she doesn’t support SB-2 for the school district, but does support the creation of a separate budget committee. “The reason I support a Budget Committee is that I think it’s healthy
for a whole new board to look at the school budget,” she said, adding that a different set of eyes can often identify different and, in some case, better ways to use the school budget. Cilley said she has faith that the district moderator – who makes the initial seven appointments should the article (Article 2) that creates the Budget Committee pass – will appoint capable people to serve.
from preceding page before the Planning Board the board interpreted “incidental” to mean that the moving of soil had to be associated with the construction work on that particular parcel. In other words, soil could not be removed from one parcel and brought to a building project on another parcel. That latter interpretation was found to be valid when the courts, including the Supreme Court, ruled that the Planning Board acted properly when it approved the Lowe’s project.
“Incidental means (that any moving of soil that occurs) needs to be done in order to complete the project,” said Murphy. The petitioners say the Supreme Court ruling made a key provision of the ESZ ordinance unenforceable. “The purpose of the ESZ was to protect this area,” said Doug McLane, a petitioner who was on the town Conservation Commission when the ESZ ordinance was created. “What we are doing (through the amendments) is correcting the wording” so the ordinance’s original intent is restored.
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Gilmanton dump manager apparently fired over computer use By Gail OBer
GILMANTON — The recent firing of Recycling Facilities Manager Justin Leavitt came to a head at last night’s candidates forum held at the Gilmanton School when Selectboard candidate Betty Ann Abbott referred to it in her statements. Abbott, who has served one previous term as selectman, told the audience of about 50 people that she was concerned about a lack of respect for policies and procedures and a lack of respect for department heads. The Daily Sun learned of Leavitt’s dismissal last night when one man told Abbott he thought the recycling station was “out of control” and wanted to know what she would do about it. Abbott’s response was that she “was shocked” to learn Leavitt had been fired and said she felt the decision was “not given a great deal of thought.” According to minutes of a selectman’s meeting held February 22, Leavitt was placed on administrative leave because someone in the recycling center was accessing “inappropriate material” on a town-owned computer, in some cases as late a 11 p.m. to midnight. Leavitt’s defense was that he is not the only user of the computer and that other people can log on to it with a different sign-in name. He said at the February meeting he wanted more time to “analyze the forensics” to determine who was using the computer for inappropriate content. The February 22 meeting was held in public because under the N.H. Right-To-Know Act, an accused employee has the right to have a dismissal or disciplinary hearing in public if he or she requests it. Minutes reflect Leavitt told the board that numerous people had keys
to the Recycling Facility. Board members told him they would give him all of the forensic evidence he needed but reminded him of previous statements he made to them saying he is the only one with access to the computer. Leavitt was apparently dismissed Monday night, although minutes are not available yet for that meeting and it is not known if the action was done in a non-public session. When one man in last night’s audience accused Abbott and her “clique” of “sticking their noses into something that wasn’t any of their business,” she replied that was why she was running and the town had better be prepared for a “pack of lawsuits coming their way.” The same man also said he felt the Recycling Center looked more orderly now that it had been in the past. In answer to the man’s question, Abbott said she would expedite the hiring of a Recycling Facilities manager who would get the facility operating properly again. She said the current board showed a “lack of leadership” when it placed Leavitt on paid administrative leave and didn’t bring in any additional help to run the facility. The other Selectboard candidate, Don Guarino — who also served two previous terms as selectman, was not questioned about the recent event at the Recycling Center and didn’t address it. He said only that he did not think Gilmanton was ready for mandatory recycling because the facility was not designed for it. Guarino reiterated his desire to use Gilmanton’s portion of Route 106 for commercial development. When asked, he said he would not put the Year-Round Library appropriation into the operating budget if it passed as a separate warrant article this year but would leave it up to the voters to decide on annually.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow pushed further into record territory Thursday, having surpassed its previous all-time high two days ago. The catalyst was the latest evidence that hiring is picking up. Stocks started higher after the Labor Department reported that the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell by 7,000 last week, driving the four-week average to its lowest in five years. The drop is a positive sign ahead of Friday’s employment report. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33.25 points, or 0.2 percent, to 14,329.49. The Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 2.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,544.26. Both indexes rose for the fifth day straight. The Dow barreled through a record high Tuesday and has added to its gains since then. The S&P 500 is also closing in on its own record high of 1,565, which was also reached on Oct. 9, 2007, the same day of the Dow’s previous peak. The S&P would need to rise 21 points, or 1.3 percent, to set a record. Investors have been buying stocks on optimism that employers are
slowly starting to hire again and that the housing market is recovering. Growing company earnings are also encouraging investors to get into the market. The Dow is 9.4 percent higher this year and the broader S&P 500 is up 8.3 percent. “If you have a multi-year time horizon, equities are an attractive asset, but don’t be surprised to see some volatility, especially after the big run we’ve had,” said Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group. Boeing gained Thursday, advancing $1.97, or 2.5 percent, to $81.05 following reports that U.S. regulators were poised to approve a plan within days to allow the plane maker to begin test flights of its 787 Dreamliner. The 787 fleet has been grounded since Jan. 16 because of safety concerns about the plane’s batteries. The Federal Reserve will release the results of its annual stress test for banks after the market closes Thursday. Financial stocks advanced amid speculation that banks will have amassed enough capital to be able to return more cash to shareholders.
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SPORTS 20th Annual Francoeur/Babcock Basketball Tournament underway The first night of the 20th Annual FrancouerBabcock Memorial Basketball Tournament at Gilford Middle School was held Wednesday, featuring games in the grades 3 & 4 co-ed division. Gilford 29, Gilmanton 9 Gilford was led by Jonathan Mitchell with 8 and Andrew Flanders with 7. Gilmanton was led by Danny Cameron with 6. Hustle awards went to Flanders (Gilford) and Tea Rodney (Gilmanton). Lou Athanas (Laconia) 36, Sanbornton 22 Gavin Pitt led Laconia with 10. Philip Nichols led Sanbornton with 14 Hustle awards went to Isabella Daly of Laconia and Philip Nichols of Sanbornton Last night featured games in the girls’ grades 5 & 6 division. Gilford 21, Belmont 7 Gilford was led by Avy Bartlett, Erin Hart and Laurel Normandin, who each scored 4. For Belmont, Toni Rae Watson scored 4 and Elise Hall scored 3. Hustle awards went to Gilford’s Normandin and Bristol’s Hall. Tapply-Thompson Community Center (Bristol) 22, Lou Athanas (Laconia) 17 Madison Dalphonse scored 6 for Bristol, three of her team mates scored 4. Abigail Shute (7) was the high scorer for Laconia, five of her team mates scored 2. Hustle awards were given to Aryn Prescott of Bristol and Laconia’s Madison Kirker. The tournament continues tonight with the boys’ 5th & 6th grade division. Gilford will face Lou Athanas, while Belmont will play Sanbornton. Action starts at 5:30 p.m.
GST’s Anya Found claims 2nd place ﬁnish at regional championship Gunstock Swim Team is celebrating its member, Anya Found, age 11 of Wolfeboro, who placed second in the 50 breaststroke, missing first place by a mere .08 second, at the 12 and Under New England Age Group Championships, see FOUND page 15
Belmont-Gilford’s Jeremy D’Amour skates away from Kennett’s Nathaniel Swift during NHIAA Division III quarterﬁnal tournament action at the Laconia Ice Rink Saturday night. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)
Bulldogs coach sees progress in illness-plagued season BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — It’s often the small things that divide the good teams from the great. In the case of this year’s Belmont-Gilford hockey team, the things that hamstrung the season turned out to be so small as to be microscopic. “Ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, fever,” said coach Jay Londer, listing the ailments that swept through his roster, beginning in January and continuing through Saturday, when the Bulldogs were knocked out of the NHIAA Division III tournament in a quarter-final matchup with Kennett. “It was a rollercoaster, we battled with adversity all season with sickness,” he said. Londer doesn’t want to make excuses, though. After all, every team faces internal challenges every
season. Indeed, the Bulldogs were often able to overcome their difficulty, fighting through their symptoms to put together a 12-6 season, earning the team the fourth seed in the tournament and a home playoff game. The Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with the fifth-seeded Kennett, though, who came out strong, took a quick lead and held Bulldogs to a brief twogoal rally in the final period. The score was 5-2 when the final buzzer sounded. Kennett went on to face top-seeded Berlin in the semi-final round, played last night, when Kennett found itself on the losing side of a 5-2 decision. Berlin will face John StarkHopkinton on Saturday for the Division III title. The recent season was Londer’s fourth as coach of the Bulldogs. Twice his team has played its way into the semi-finals, twice the team’s season has ended in the see next page
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LHS cheer a favorite at DIII State Championship The Laconia High School varsity cheer team enters the Division III state championship this weekend with high expectations. The team took the top score last weekend at a preliminary competition, out-performing Winnisquam, Trinity, Franklin, Bow, Conant, Campbell, Stevens, Raymond, White Mountain, HIllsboro-Deering and Farmington. The LHS team was also recognized by the NHIAA for its sportsmanship. The state competition will begin around noon at Southern New Hampshire University. (Courtesy photo)
from preceding page quarter-final round. Not yet has he taken a team to the final round, though he senses that he’s getting closer to that level. And, despite an early departure this year from the playoffs, he saw evidence of that growth this year. “It was a good season, we had young talent,” he said. The team will graduate five seniors this year: Brandon Heimlich, Tevin Mitchell, Max Desmarais, Jeremy Wilson and the team’s leading goal-scorer, Jeremy D’Amour. The departure of those players will allow Londer to see what his younger players can do, something he got a preview of this year due to injury. Desmarais, a defenseman, broke his ankle in the final game of the regular season, forcing Londer to put freshman Nikolai Fernandez in the lineup against a hot Kennett team. Fernadez’s performance tuned into an advanced audition for a spot in next year’s starting line. “He looked great,” said Londer. “He’s a solid defenseman, he’ll play a huge role for us next year.”
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With the loss of D’Amour, Londer loses a constant scoring threat, the kind of player that can skate past several defenders and beat the goalie at the other end of the ice. Coming up behind Jeremy, though, is his younger brother Andrew, a sophomore this year. “He’s not his brother, they’re two different players,” said Londer. “Andrew’s more of a playmaker, while Jeremy’s a pure scorer.” Andrew’s year was something of a quantum leap in his development, said Londer, describing his early season play as “night and day” compared with how he played late in the season. “Andrew’s going to be the real deal.” Another player that Londer’s excited to have returning is goalie Calvin Davis, who will be a senior next year. “Calvin is, in my opinion, one of the best goalies in the league,” said Londer. The team played this year without a bonafide reserve goalie, and Londer’s hoping that a freshman will show up next year interested in tending the net. Otherwise, he’ll be scrambling the season after next to convert a player to the goalkeeper position. For the coming season, Londer foresees a team built on a young but solid defensive line and a dependable goalie. “We’re not going to have that explosive scoring. I think we’ll be a well-rounded team,” he said. “With the young team, I want to continue to push pace, to play at a high level every single day. Buckle down and work hard and push every to to be prepared to flip that switch when we need it. I think we get closer and closer every year.”
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Stephens Landscaping team plays in Bow Tournament The Stephens Landscaping basketball team of Moultonborough and Meredith participated in the 5th/6th grade division of the Bow Invitational Tournament, held over the weekend. Shown here, in the front row, are Kyle Mitchell, Jacob Mulsow, Joey McClay and Eddie Bird. In the second row are: coach Ken Taylor, coach Kevin McIntosh, Trevor Greene, Eli Swanson, Eli Dupigny, Owen Gundersen, Quinn Taylor, head coach Rob Stephens and sponsor John Stephens, owner of Stephens Landscaping. The team would to thank Stephens Landscaping for sponsoring the team and extended a thank-you to all the parents for bringing the children to practices and traveling to Bow to watch the children play. (Courtesy photo)
Lakers Peewee 1 hockey team wins Division III state championship Sunday proved historic for the Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association as its Peewee 1 team carried off the Division III Championship title in the New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association Playoffs, besting Hanover 8-2. The win capped a remarkable playoff weekend for the Lakers as they were the only team in the tournament to go undefeated. The Peewee 1 players hail from ten Lakes Region communities including Gilford, Laconia, Canterbury, Belmont, Northfield, Meredith, Sandwich, Alton, Sanbornton, and Center Harbor. The Peewee 1 team entered the tournament seeded second behind regular season champion Oyster River and drew the NH Junior Monarchs as their initial opponent. The Lakers started off slowly FOUND from page 13 held recently at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vt. Found was among 790 top swimmers from 26 teams from four New England states that competed in the event. Found competed in five individual events, but breaststroke was where she excelled. Seeded 22nd in a field of 29 swimmers, no one except for her coaches Al Rozzi and Martha Kidder McIntire considered her a contender. “She is a performer”, said McIntire. “If you dangle a challenge in front of her, she’ll go after it every time.” Found finished 14th in the 50 freestyle, 14th in the 100 breaststroke, 30th in the 50 backstroke and 33rd in the 50 butterfly.
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The lecture tracks HolLACONIA — “The Case mes’s incarnations in of the Wildly Popular literature, film, advertisDetective,” a lecture on ing and modern media the great fictional detecin order to crack the case tive, Sherlock Holmes, on this wildly popular will be held on Wednesdetective. Dr. Ann McClelday, March 13 at 11 a.m. lan, associate professor in the Woodside Building of 20th Century British at the Taylor Community. Literature for Plymouth Holmes is the most porState University, received trayed literary character of all time, with over Dr. Ann McClellan, associ- her PhD from the Uni230 representations in ate professor of 20th Century versity of Cincinatti. Dr. film alone, and the recent British Literature at Plymouth McClellan specializes in spate of Sherlock Holmes State University, will lead “The Twentieth century British movies, television shows, Case of the Wildly Detective, literature and her work and literary adaptations Sherlock Holmes” for Lakes explores the complex Region residents on Wednesindicate the Great Detec- day, March 13 at the Taylor relationships between littive is alive and well in Community in Laconia. (Cour- erature and culture, with research ranging from the 21st century. Over the tesy photo) fictional representations past century, Sherlockians have created societies like the of British women intellectuals to her Baker Street Irregulars, written articurrent project on fan culture and the cles sussing out the ‘sources’ of Doyle’s popularity of Sherlock Holmes. works, and, most recently, developed This lecture is presented as part of an entire online world of Holmesian the 2013 Plymouth State University fan fiction. Sherlock Holmes is now (PSU) Lecture Series, a joint effort a multi-million dollar industry, but with PSU’s Division of Online and why has Sherlock Holmes remained Continuing Studies and the Taylor so popular? Community of Laconia, and is sponPlymouth State University’s Professor sored by Meredith Village Savings Ann McClellan will explore this question Bank (MVSB). in a fascinating discussion surroundSeating is limited and can be ing the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle’s reserved by calling the Taylor Comfamous detective, Sherlock Holmes. munity at 524-5600.
Closing reception for experimental music and prints at The Studio Friday LACONIA — This coming Friday evening, March 8, The Studio at 50 Canal Street is celebrating the work of artist Reed Altemus from Portland, Maine with a closing reception from 5-8 p.m. Altemus, whose digital prints are on the gallery wall, will be playing a modified lap steel guitar throughout the evening to create live ambient sound. He will be joined by Curran Davis, local experimental composer, who will improvise with Altemus. Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, is enthusiastic about Friday’s event. “This is an opportunity for people in the area to see artwork that pushes comfortable boundaries, and
to hear sound that is surprising yet accessible,” she says. “The music will create a live auditory ‘painting’ that complements Reed’s colorful digital print collages.” The exhibit, “Cornucopia: Redux”, was shown at McCarthy’s former gallery just before she was forced to relocate. “I was so happy that Reed was open to showing the work again, especially since more people are able to see and appreciate it now.” The Studio, 50 Canal Street, is open Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., later if, as McCarthy says, “the place is still hopping”. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 455-8008.
from preceding page diately dominated in the game, scoring three goals in the opening period, eventually pulling away to win by the score of 8-3. The Lakers opened the final against Hanover by displaying great energy and developed favorable scoring chances, but they could not put the puck past the Wild goaltender. Their luck changed when they scored two quick goals with less than 38 seconds left in the first period. In the second and third periods the Lakers hit their stride, pulling away to a commanding 8-2 victory over a proud and classy Hanover team. By winning the NHAHA Division III Championship the Lakers Peewee
1 team qualified for USA Hockey Sectional Play in Shelton CT and will be New Hampshire’s representative in that tournament beginning March 15, 2013. The Tournament pits the best Division III teams from New England and New York against one another. USA Hockey is the governing body for amateur hockey in the US. This is the second time in three seasons the Lakers have qualified a team for sectional play. The Lakers Peewee 1 team is sponsored by China Garden Restaurant and New Hampshire Ball Bearing Inc. The Lakers organization wishes to thank each sponsor for its support, and also wishes to extend thanks to all of its other generous sponsoring partners.
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Gallaghers bring music to Taylor Community LACONIA — He’s a seasoned musician and humorist. She’s a singer/guitarist with a warm, lovely voice. Put them together and you have Red and Lorraine Gallagher. This husband and wife duo will bring their family friendly entertainment to Taylor Community Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. The event will be
held at Taylor’s Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. The Gallaghers will bring a mixture of old and new popular songs. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the audience can expect Irish tunes and a bit of blarney thrown in for good measure. The tempo of the show is totally upbeat and the humor is spontaneous and interactive. The event is free and open to the public; however, those planning to attend must pre-register as seating is limited and musical performances usually attract a capacity crowd. Call 524-5600 for reservations. At left: Red and Lorraine Gallagher (Courtesy photo)
Vendors sought for March 23 indoor yard sale to benefit Belmont High School exchange program BELMONT — The World Languages Exchange Program at Belmont High School will be sponsoring an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, March 23 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.in the high school cafeteria and is looking for vendors to participate. This event is to help raise funds for the French & Spanish clubs for upcoming exchange trips with France and Spain. In the past several years, both groups have had approximately 20 students participate in a student exchange program with schools in France and Spain. This fundraiser will help raise funds to pay for that trip. In October each year, approximately 20 students from France or Spain will travel to Belmont to participate in an exchange program. These students will
spend two weeks with students from Belmont High School exploring our culture, schools and communities. As part of the exchange our students will go to France in April 2014 or Spain in April 2015 and spend two weeks with the same students that visited NH. Part of our fundraising efforts are to help our students cover the costs of traveling and staying in France as well as to help off set the costs of showing these exchange students our area. There is a sizable cost associated with traveling to Europe and our fundraising efforts take a year or more to reach our goals. There is a $15 rental fee and set up is on Friday, March 22, 3-7 p.m. Contact Wendy Borden for more details or to sign up. 603-387-4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering Beginning and Intermediate free ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These classes meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms # 216 and # 217 at Laconia High School. The ESOL classes will enable new learners of the English language to speak, read, and write English. It is most important for foreigners making their home in the Lakes Region to be able to communicate in emergencies and
in everyday living situations such as shopping, making doctor appointments, filling out job applications, relating with their child’s school and teachers, and everyday expressions of common courtesy. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 5245712 to enroll in the ESOL classes.
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LACONIA — There will be a free skating at Skate Escape for the first 150 middle or high schoolers on Sunday, March 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There is no charge, but a suggested canned good donation is welcomed. Canned goods will be donated to the Christ Life Center Food Pantry in Lakeport. ( The Vineyard Church). A student I.D. should be provided. Students will enjoy free skating, rentals, pizza, and prizes. This event is hosted by Faith Alive’s Core group outreach. For more info search Core group outreach on Facebook.
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Children’s Dentistry of Lakes Region brings Smile School to local schools
GILFORD — With February recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month through the American Dental Association (ADA), the ADA adopted the GIVE KIDS A SMILE program (providing free dental care and education to underserved children). Through partnership with the NH Dental Society (NHDS), Dr. Melissa Kennell of the Dr. Melissa Kennell and Dr. Matthew Smith presenting Smile School Children’s Dentistry of at the Woodland Heights Elementary School. (Courtesy photo) the Lakes Region and NHDS Co-Chair of Give Kids a Smile Dr. Melissa Kennell, Dr. Matthew is excited to announce the success of Smith, and the Children’s Dentistry of Smile School Educational Program. the Lakes Region Dental Team, along The Lakes Region Smile School prowith Dr. Glenda Reynolds of Creative gram, founded by Dr. Kennell, includes Dental have been traveling to local a dentist and dental hygienist visiting schools during the months of FebruElementary Schools through the Greater ary and March including Woodland Lakes Region, offering a 30 minute interHeights Elementary, Holy Trinity active assembly teaching the importance School, Elm Street School and Pleasof oral hygiene and the art of making ant Street School (all in Laconia), oral care fun, a half-hour video featuring Union Sanborn School and Southwick Dudley the dinosaur from the American School in Northfield, Jeanie Blake Academy of Dentistry. All children will be Schoolin Hill, Lakeland School in bringing home toothbrushes as well. Meredith, and Belmont Elementary.
Rey Center’s fundraising gala ‘Big Night, Big Band’ held March 16 WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Margret and H.A. Rey Center’s fundraising gala “Big Night, Big Band: An Evening of Dinner and Dancing,” will be held Saturday March 16 at 6 p.m. at Waterville Valley Conference Center. There will be dancing to the sounds of the 20-piece Bedford Big Band. Also included in the evening’s festivities are a cocktail hour, a live auction and a silent auction, all to benefit the art and science education programs at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center. The Bedford Big Band is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing big band music to people and organiza-
tions at an affordable price. They have been playing music of the 30’s and 40’s together for the last 10 years throughout the New England area. Proceeds from this event stay local and go directly towards the art, science and nature educational programs that the Rey Center provides for people of all ages. Programs such as Knee-High Naturalists, Nordic Ski with a Naturalist, Dark Sky Stargazing, Friday Night Lecture Series and Science Extension Programs for elementary schools. Tickets are $125 per person. Call (603) 236-3308 or contact email@example.com.
PLYMOUTH — This year’s Friends of the Arts’ annual auction and benefit dinner will be celebrating FOA’s 40th anniversary. It will be held on Saturday March 23, at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth. The annual event is FOA’s largest fund-raiser of the year and helps promote and support the arts and arts education in the community. The silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner and live auction with local radio personality, Pat Kelly, as auctioneer. Tickets are available for $40 per person and payments can be made on line or send
check to Friends of the Arts, PO Box 386, Plymouth, NH 03264. Reservations must be made by March 9. For more information visit www.friendsof-the-arts.org Donation items for the auction are being accepted through March 21 and can be dropped off at the Frame of Mind Studio, 75 Main Street, Plymouth. Contact Linda Parenteau at 603-536-3208 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends of the Arts is a nonprofit organization established in 1973 and is dedicated to arts education and improving the patronage and support of New Hampshire artists.
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TOWN OF GILMANTON ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 – 7 PM ACADEMY BUILDING, 503 PROVINCE ROAD Public Hearing Case # 2013 –00002 Barry Masterman, owner: requests a variance from Zoning Ordinance Article VII-C1a & b, and Article IV Table 2 to build a house & septic system on a non-conforming water front lot, septic system would be 80’ from lake (zoning ordinance requires 125’ setback), house would be 12.5’ from lake (zoning ordinance requires 75’ setback), and 10’ from property line (zoning ordinance requires 20’ setback), no frontage on a class V road. Property is .21 acres located at 34 Terrell Way, Map/Lot# 110/ 68, in the Rural zone.
The Town of Sanbornton is accepting bids for antique boards (circa 1900).
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LACONIA — Lillian Brennan December 22, 1931 - March 7, 2013. Lillian was a loving, devoted mother and grandmother that dedicated her life helping and caring for others. A nurse of 60 years, she inspired all she met. Always smiling and enjoying life, everyone loved Lillian. Born in Burlington Mass to Albert and Marion Plummer along with five other brothers and sisters. She was an avid and accomplished athlete being MVP of her high school basketball team. Even in her late 70’s she would play basketball with her grandson Jason. She moved to Laconia in the early 80’s, living on Paugus Bay, grandma Lil loved the lake sharing it with any and all. A loving mother of George and Cheryl
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TILTON — William J. Szepanski, 72, of Tilton, NH, passed away March 5, 2013, after a short fight with cancer. By his side was his wife of 50 years, Geraldine, and his beloved dog “Scooter.” Bill is survived by his four sons: William, Jr., James, Joseph and wife Chari, Michael and companion Sarah; seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Jesse, Nicole, Tabatha, Sabrina, Leeza and Kyle; three great-grandchildren; Debbie Andersen, who he loved like a daughter; Nikki May, who adopted him for her grandpa; brother Felix and wife Sharon from Conn.;
several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his father Joseph, mother Gertrude and brother Gerald. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the NH Visiting Nurses Association. The family wishes to thank Dr. Susan Bayer and staff and the Franklin VNA Hospice for the kindness they have shown. A spring remembrance will be held for family and friends.
Zoom Fitness opens in Paugus Bay Plaza in Gilford GILFORD — Women in the Lakes Region now have a new option for getting and staying physically fit in a comfortable environment that’s kind to your body and your budget. Zoom Fitness offers a circuit training program which combines fun with fitness. “Most important to me in opening the club was that women would have a fitness routine that they actually look forward to”, said Jewel Fox, owner of Zoom Fitness. “The thirty-minute routine is done at your own pace and has as much to do with socializing as it does with fitness and wellness.” She says the focus is not limited to weight loss, although that is an added bonus, but keeping our bodies moving and our minds healthy. The club is open to women of all ages with many of the members being middle aged and senior citizens. “Our oldest member is in her eighties and I only hope I have her energy and enthusiasm when I’m
her age,” said Fox. In addition to providing an enjoyable exercise experience, Zoom Fitness is designed to be easy and affordable. “The equipment and routine are what I call “no tech”, Fox said. “I wanted it to be simple, no membership fee or application fee, you simply come in, take part in the personal circuit training, and then the fun and fitness begin. She says “Members move from station to station with just 30 seconds at each before moving on, all with upbeat music that makes the time fly by and the whole experience easy and enjoyable. The club offers low monthly fees and senior citizens age 65 and older receive a 20% discount. Zoom Fitness is conveniently located in the Paugus Bay Plaza, just past the China Bistro at 131 Lake Street in Gilford. For more information call club manager Kim Gustafson at 455-8507.
Easter Egg Hunt at Meredith Community Center March 23 MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks & Recreation Department is happy to announce that the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community Center Birthday Bash will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at The Meredith Community Center. There will be a fun Easter Egg Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, climbing wall, jumpy house, face painting and more. LDS
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Flanders, and Robert Brennan; a doting grandmother to Kalie and Jason Flanders; “grandmother”, “mother”, and “aunt” to countless others. Neighbors would call her the “flower lady” as she meticulously cared for her gardens. Friends, family, and everyone else came first. A hospice volunteer, she was such a strong, kind, giving, nurturing, unpretentious soul that was a true favorite - “A Hot Ticket.” She will be missed by all. Lillian also held close to her heart Karen, Herbie, Kevin, Amy, Lauren, and Allison Pflanz, Betty Brennan, neighbors Helen Cryan and Carol Dow, and her late husband John Brennan. There are far too many more to list. A celebration of Lillian’s life will be held at Wilkinson-Beane funeral home.
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The Meredith Altrusa Club and the Friends of Meredith Parks & Recreation have donated and gathered donations to offer this event to families within the community. Donations are still being sought such as wrapped candy to fill eggs, prizes, hot cocoa, beverages and refreshments. Those interested in helping can contact the Community Center at 279-8197 or Program Director, Sarah Perkins at sperkins@meredithnh. org.
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may find yourself feeling uncomfortable with the basic tenets of society in your neck of the woods -- for instance, maybe you don’t want to dress like the others. Consider that you might be better suited to a different environment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You find complaining not only useless, but also really annoying. Make it a policy not to mention unacceptable circumstances unless you also offer a solution. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You admire people who are not reliant on the favorable opinions of others. You are such a person! Even though you like being praised, you’ll act out of a sense of responsibility to represent what you believe. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just because you don’t make a big deal about being on a spiritual path doesn’t mean you’re not on one. Living your life the best way you know how is a journey of the spirit. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Are you happily moving from one task to another because you enjoy the stimulation of change? Or are you restlessly wandering because you haven’t found your way? Only you know the truth. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 8). You will invest some of that strong faith that is your Piscean birthright back into your own being. Honoring yourself in this way makes you more able to generously give to others. You accept a great responsibility, and your financial realm expands through May and June. A creative blossoming happens in July. Capricorn and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 2, 14, 5 and 18.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Can you feel it? Your time is coming. Right now it may seem that the spotlight is taking its sweet time getting around to you, but take advantage of the extra moments. You still have some work to do to prepare. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What good is it to have powerful allies if you never call on them to support you? While it would be wasteful to ask for more help than you need, at least touch base to keep the relationships current. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll make mistakes, but don’t give up. It’s the little flubs that make a process seem more real. Also, this gives you an excuse to connect with others. Your shared story is more interesting because of it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re in just the mood to shun the false sense of security that comes from trying to anticipate and control the action. Embrace the fresh and free feeling of one who is living on the edge. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Success isn’t the same thing as financial profitability. Many confuse the two and make the classic mistake of thinking that the trappings of success are actually success itself. That kind of thinking is a trap. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Just like your body, your heart is vulnerable to occasional bumps and bruises. When it hurts, say so -- and encourage others to do the same. The attempt to conceal pain makes it more acute. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You use your senses to take in the moment and your higher mind to assimilate the information into a useful context. For various reasons, some people around you can’t do this for themselves. Help them.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, March 8, the 67th day of 2013. There are 298 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 8, 1917, Russia’s “February Revolution” (so called because of the Old Style calendar used by Russians at the time) began with rioting and strikes in Petrograd; the result was the abdication of the Russian monarchy in favor of a provisional government. On this date: In 1702, England’s Queen Anne acceded to the throne upon the death of King William III. In 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese. In 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damaged the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va. In 1874, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, died in Buffalo, N.Y., at age 74. In 1917, the U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. In 1930, the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington at age 72. In 1942, Imperial Japanese forces occupied Yangon in Burma during World War II. In 1963, a military coup in Syria brought the Baath Party to power. In 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines were brought in to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang. In 1971, Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali by decision in what was billed as “The Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden in New York. Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 77. In 1983, in a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando, Fla., President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” In 1988, 17 soldiers were killed when two Army helicopters from Fort Campbell, Ky., collided in mid-flight. One year ago: Jesse Owens was posthumously made an inaugural member of the IAAF Hall of Fame more than 75 years after he won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. (Owens, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and nine others were the first athletes to be honored by the IAAF in its newly created Hall of Fame.) Today’s Birthdays: Actress Sue Ane (correct) Langdon is 77. Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 74. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 69. Actor-director Micky Dolenz is 68. Singermusician Randy Meisner is 67. Pop singer Peggy March is 65. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice is 60. Singer Gary Numan is 55. NBC News anchor Lester Holt is 54. Actor Aidan Quinn is 54. Country musician Jimmy Dormire is 53. Actress Camryn Manheim is 52. Actor Leon (no last name) is 50. Rock singer Shawn Mullins is 45. Actress Andrea Parker is 43. Actor Boris Kodjoe is 40. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 37. Actor James Van Der Beek is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kameelah Williams (702) is 35. Rock singer Tom Chaplin (Keane) is 34. Rock musician Andy Ross (OK Go) is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kristinia DeBarge is 23.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS The Diane Blue Big Band performs at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. BYOB. Admission is $10 at the door. Stroke and Stroke Prevention talk hosted by the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging. 10 a.m. in the Wesly Woods Community Room in Gilford. For more information call 528-2555 or email@example.com. Free seminar entitled “Downsizing: It’s Not That Impossible and How to Sell Your Home”. 11 a.m. to noon in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community in Laconia. To reserve a spot call 524-5600. Fundraiser to benefit Happy Trails Dog Park of the Lakes Region featuring music, skits and more. 7:30 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia. Doors open at 7 p.m. For ticket prices or for more information call 8480967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2-5 p.m. Gilford Public Library Events. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Drop-In Storytime (Ages 3-5 yrs) 10:30–11:15 a.m. Knit Wits 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Mount Meredith 24ft. high indoor climbing wall open to the public at the Meredith Community Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Admission is $3 for children under 10 and $5 per adult. Family rate is $10 per visit. Equiptment provided. For more information call 279-8197.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Lecture on Ireland entitled “Leaving the Troubles Behind: Images and Narritives from Northern Ireland”. 10:30 a.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Sports cards and collectibles show hosted by the Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse on Elm Street. Admission is free. For more information on ticket prices or how to set up a table call 520-4680 or go to www.rvsef.org. St. Patrick’s Dinner held at the Gilford Community Church Fellowship Hall. 6 p.m. For information on reservations and payments call 524-6057 or email email@example.com. A Bristol Community Meet the Candidates hosted by the Newfound Area Taxpayers. 3-5 p.m. at the Tapply Thompson Community Center. To RSVP call 744-6035. Jim Barnes and the None of Us Is Irish Irish Band in concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House. For tickets call 934-1901 or visit www.franklinoperahouse.org. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Singles Dance Night at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Blues-rock band TS Review will perform. $12 and BYOB.
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Dear Annie: Two years ago, I married my best friend. I’ve been with her for 10 years. She has two teenage children from a previous marriage. When we all moved in together nine years ago, there were a few struggles, but I felt they were not unusual and we could overcome them. But now it’s worse. I believe part of the problem is that my wife does not provide any structure in the children’s lives. She would rather be a friend than a parent, and as a result, they do not respect either of us. My wife is defensive when it comes to criticism or suggestions about her kids. She always takes their side. Last week, my 17-year-old stepson asked for an expensive item. When he heard me say “no,” he flipped out. He was full of rage, and it is obvious that he has pent-up anger toward me. I have raised this kid for half of his life and have provided for him when his own father wouldn’t. I don’t have the finances to provide luxury items, and while this has caused tension in the past, I don’t deserve to be spoken to that way and said so. I gave him an ultimatum. I told him to say everything he needs to in order to clear the air, and after that, he will no longer be allowed in our home. He should live with his father. My wife has essentially told me that I’m the bad guy here. Am I wrong to believe in old-fashioned discipline? I fear that when I need her the most, my wife won’t be by my side. I refuse to be treated like this, but I’m also scared of losing what I love the most. Is our marriage already over? -- Trying To Be a Stepdad Dear Trying: We understand your frustration and agree that your wife should be dealing with this in a more effective manner. But you cannot give ultimatums to your wife’s children unless she backs you up. You are overstepping your authority. If she is forced to choose between you and her children,
you will lose. Teenagers have their own category of parenting requirements. Please check out the National Stepfamily Resource Center (stepfamilies.info) for information and suggestions. Dear Annie: Four friends and I recently spent two hours cleaning up another friend’s apartment when she moved. We all came to the same conclusion: Get rid of your stuff! Please tell people to go through their closets once in a while and throw out or donate old clothes. How many purple tops do you need? How many gewgaws must you have in your collection? If they accumulate dust, you have too many. Take a picture of your teddy bears and dolls, and you’ll have them forever. No one is going to care for these things when you can’t do it any longer. May as well donate them now and let someone else enjoy them. -- Four Good Friends Dear Friends: Clutter can get the best of anyone if they don’t make the effort to clean out and organize now and then. It’s nice to have friends who are willing to help. We hope your friend appreciates you. Dear Annie: “Incredulous on Cape Cod” said, “Aren’t other people supposed to host housewarming parties?” You said, “Actually, no.” You are wrong. The answer should be “Actually, yes.” A housewarming party is hosted by someone else but at the new homeowners’ home. This can be done as a surprise or prearranged. -- Getting It Straight Dear Getting: Sorry, but you are incorrect. Here it is straight from Emily Post, beautifully phrased: “A housewarming party is hosted by the new homeowners to welcome friends and family to their new home, to give tours and receive compliments and to serve food and have friends help ‘warm’ their residence with their caring and affection.”
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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2.50 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to email@example.com, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.
2010 Subuaru forester 2.5X, AWD, loaded, 112K highway miles, full maintenance records, excellent condition. List price $20K a steal will sell for $13.5K negotiable. 630-4737
CHILD care in my home, all meals and snacks provided, reasonable rates full or part-time. Twenty-six years experience as pediatric nurse. 393-0164.
APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)
Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.
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Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1987 FWD Chevy Silverado with plow. 3/4 ton, 130K, no rust. $2,800/OBO. 603-759-2895 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLPower windows, doors, sunroof, keyless entry. Heated leather seats, 118K, just inspected, in great shape. Asking 5,800 Call 528-3330 2006 Jeep Cherokee Laredo- 17K original miles, V-8 auto, AC, 4WD, Sunroof, White, New MS Tires, Airbags front & sides, CD, Extras. $15,000. 603-524-9491 2008 Cadiallac EXP- Gold, 78K, oversized rims, moon roof, navigation, backup camera, good condition. $26,500. 759-2895
BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.
CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
BOATS BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311
DOCKS FOR RENT 2013 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, Bathrooms, Showers, Launch on Site. 603-524-2222.
SLIPS: Paugus Bay for 2013, up to 18ft. $900. 455-7270.
JEWELRY AUCTION Monday, March 11 @ 6pm • Preview @ 3pm Log on to: www.auctionzip.com ID#5134, for 250 photos THIS WILL PROBABLY BE THE LARGEST SINGLE OWNER JEWELRY AUCTION EVER HELD IN NH! A massive amount of Sterling, [also flatware & utilitarian silver], gold, lots of costume, hundreds of rings [300 hundred sterling, 25 gold], hundreds of necklaces, earrings, brooches & bracelets, Southwestern,75 pocket watches, 200 wristwatches, Rolex,150 stick pins, cameos, 150 buckles, charm bracelets, pearls, lg lots of mens jewelry, purses,compacts, 400 other rings, many other categories!
Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, environment, central location, one acre yard 528-1857
DAY CARE OPENING Small home day care in Laconia has an opening. Full or part time. I have over 20 years experience and excellent references. 527-8888.
BRISTOL- 2 bedroom second floor, quiet neighbors! Great location near Freudenberg and not too far from I 93. $900. per month includes heat and hot water. Will consider a small pet. 387-6498 for more information. Security deposit and first months rent.
FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.
BELMONT1 bedroom + loft, private large deck with view, heat/hot water included, $850/Month. 528-3371
GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.
GILFORD: 2 bedroom + exercise/utility room, one bathroom, and one car garage. W&D hookup, refrigerator and stove. Large backyard. $850/Month + heating oil & electric. Owners pay water, sewer, trash and snow removal. No smoking on premises and no pets. 524-1467
MEREDITH- 2 bedroom 1st floor, Walk to docks/village. Deck, Washer/dryer, Non-smoking, $770/month w/o utilities. 279-7887 or 455-4851.
LACONIA 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities 3 Bedrooms $1000/month +utilities Call GCE at 267- 8023 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $750/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479
MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water w/free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551
Laconia 3 bedroom 2nd floor $210/Week, heat/hot water included. Call 603-235-6901 LACONIA first floor, big 4 room, 2 BR. $190/wk.Leave message with Bob. 781-283-0783 LACONIA- Fabulous 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bedroom on quiet street. LaundryHook-ups/No pets $825+ utilities 455-0874 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Spacious 3 bedroom apartment. Parking,washer/dryer. $1,050/Month + utilities. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA- Wingate Village, 103 Blueberry Lane. 2-Bedroom townhouses for rent. $825 Washer/Dryer hookups, private yard, full basement and dishwasher, in convenient location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. Income Restrictions Apply. We accept Section 8 Vouchers. www.wingatevillage.com LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.
TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $600/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WEIRS BEACH . Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/Hot Water included. Laundry hook-ups. $910/month. $500 security. 279-3141
LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $220/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1 Bedroom apartment. $575/Month, heat/electricity included. No Pets/No smoking, Near LRGH. 859-3841 or 520-4198
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NEW CONSTRUCTION Lochmere Meadows Phase II Tilton, NH Tentative opening end of June 2013 Spacious 2 Bedroom Townhouse Style Units Rent based on 30% of adjusted monthly Income USDA and Tax Credit income limits apply Heat & Hot Water Included in Rent Buildings are non-smoking Credit, Criminal, & Landlord Checks No Pets Please
CONTACT US TODAY! 1-800-742-4686 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118
WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING SCALES!
The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301
Held At 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. (same location - 23 years!) 603-286-2028 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Proudly owned by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust
Lic # 2975, Buyers premium, cash, check, credit cards.
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AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763
For Sale 2005 Jiffy 10-inch ice auger model 79XTS. Never used, $250/OBO. 2005 Aqua-Vu underwater camera. $200/OBO. 524-4445 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. ATV Moose plow, 48", $150; 05 Hallmark motorcycle trailer, $1600; 04 28" 10 H.P. snowblower, $200, 603-752-3933. BOWFLEX Treadclimber 3000Like new, only 65 miles. Asking $1,400. Gary 293-4129 or 455-8763 CHEST Freezer 7 cu. ft, like new, $125. Sails Jib and Spinnaker. Call 603-524-5922 for details. DELTA 16 1/2” drill press $300. Dewalt 20” Scroll saw & stand $550. Trek 6700 Mountain bike 15.5 ” frame $225. Trek 2100 C Road bike, carbon fiber fork, stem & seat stays, $625. 524-9658 GE Water Softener- 40 gallon Model GXSF40H. excellent condition. Cost $499, $150 or best reasonable offer. 293-7641
NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430. TWO hope chests, $60 each. One kids roll top desk, $100, 2 Two Star brand wood heaters, small metal, great for garage or bob house $50/each, Frigidaire upright freezer 16 cu. Ft. $100. 387-6524
Free FREE Pickup for of unwanted, useful items. Estates, homes, offices, cleaned out, yardsale items. (603)930-5222.
The Fireside Inn & Suites located at 17 Harris Shore Rd. in Gilford NH is looking for people to fill the following positions: Housekeeping Personnel, Laundry Attendants, and a Housekeeping Supervisor. All persons applying should be reliable, dependable and know what clean is. Experience within the field is helpful but not necessary. Persons should be able to maintain a professional attitude while at work and be ready for the busy season to come. Applicants must be flexible, weekend availability a must. All positions are year round, part time in off peak season with the ability to obtain full time hours in the busy summer months. Please apply in person.
Help Wanted JOIN our family. The Fireside Inn & Suites is looking for a Night Auditor. Experience within the field is helpful but not necessary. Persons should be able to maintain a professional attitude and be self-motivated. To be considered for this job, persons must possess excellent computer skills, knowledge of Excel is a plus, accounting experience or adequate math capabilities. Great communication skills and dependability is a necessity. This is a third shift position; ability to work the overnight shift is required. Applicants must be flexible and have weekend availability. This position is year round. Please apply in person or mail your resume to: Fireside Inn & Suites, 17 Harris Shore Road, Gilford NH, 03249. PAINTERS: Experienced with own transportation. Part/Full Time. Call 630-8333. PAUGUS Bay Marina Is seeking experienced marine techs with G-3 training. Apply within, 41 Sheridan Street, Laconia, NH 603-524-1233
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT at busy multi-location dental offices. Patient focused, ability to multitask, and attention to detail a must. Willing to travel between offices. Experience preferred. Send resume to: email@example.com
Tri-County CAP, Berlin, NH is looking for an exceptional candidate for the position of
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit http://tccap.org/ and click on the link. TCCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
KUBOTA Tractor 2006 Front Loader with Woods Backhoe, 4 point hitch with counter weight, tire chains and forks. 250 hours run time. $15,000 (207)935-7674.
EXPERIENCED BARTENDERS Applications being accepted for full & part time. Apply Thurs.-Sat. between 1pm and 4pm. Greenside Restaurant 360 Laconia Rd., Tilton. No phone calls please
Get the Best Help Under the Sun! Starting at $2 per day Call 737.2020 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org PAUGUS Bay Marina Is seeking experienced marine lift operators. Apply within, 41 Sheridan Street, Laconia, NH 603-524-1233 LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. LOOKING to buy or sell Sports Cards Set up table at sports card Show. 520-4680 MARTIN HD28 1997 Action, was set up by professional. Beautiful sound, like new condition. Hard Case $1,650. 603-524-9491 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 TWO roof rakes best offer, snow
MOULTONBORO insurance agency seeking licensed applicants for sales and service positions, available immediately. Base pay, commission, incentives, bonuses and benefits negotiable. Resume and cover letter to LREIA, LLC PO Box 884 Moultonboro, NH 03254 or email to Mike.Torrey@horacemann.com. PART TIME EXPERIENCED COOK. Weekends a must, age 18 or older. Apply in person. Winnisquam Market & Deli, 1021 Laco-
MARINA FORKLIFT OPERATOR Shep Brown’s Boat Basin, a Premier Full Service Marina, has a rare opening for a full time, year round forklift operator. MUST HAVE: Marina forklift experience, general boat mechanical skills, forklift maintenance experience and excellent organizational & time management skills. Valid Drivers License, NH Boating Certificate & DOT Medical Card are required. Must be able to work weekends. Competitive pay plan, vacation & health benefits are available.
Please email your resume to email@example.com or call Stephen Hinchey, Service Manager at 603-279-4573
CORMIER BUILDERS, INC. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Seeking seasoned operator proficient on multiple pieces of equipment. Ideal candidate will be a quality minded, hands on person who can perform layout & shoot grades TRUCK DRIVER Seeking experienced triaxle dump truck driver who can run loader & labor when necessary. Ideal candidate will be a CDL-A driver who can move equipment.
LABORER Seeking construction laborer to assist on job sites & perform landscape maintenance.
270 Tilton Rd., Suite 1 Northfield, NH 03276 Phone: (603) 286-1200 Fax: (603) 286-1201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northstar Contractors wins first and fourth in ICF Builder Awards for homes built in Lakes Region
NEW HAMPTON — Northstar Contractors LLC was the recipient of 1st place honors at the ICF Builder Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada recently. The presentation, witnessed by construction professionals from across the U.S. and Canada, recognized Wesley Hays and McGregor Chadwick of Northstar Contractors for a custom home located on Angle Pond in Sandown, which was showcased as one of the most innovative residential projects in North America. The ICF Builder awards, an international competition, are given annually to projects that demonstrate outstanding innovation, quality and craftsmanship in ICF construction. This year’s contest attracted a large field of top-notch entries from across North America, including a 76 home residential development in Hali-
fax, NS, the nation’s first Net-Zero Energy school in Kentucky, police and fire stations, and residential projects of every shape, size and style. ICF is an acronym for insulating concrete form, a construction method in which hollow foam blocks are stacked like Legos, then filled with reinforced concrete to create a structure that is exceptionally energy efficient reducing energy bills by as much as 70 percent, environmentally friendly, extremely sound proof and virtually indestructible. Northstar Contractors, a design/build company, received the Building NH Award of Excellence in residential builds in 2010 and their projects have been presented in the NH Parade of Homes. “Our company made a commitment several years ago to lead the way in innovative, 21st century construction. We offer our clients many different options in building techniques when designing and constructing their home, ICF construction is one of those techniques. We were honored to be recognized for our work,” said Wes Hays, owner of Northstar Contractors. Northstar used BuildBlock ICF’s for construction of the Sandown house. “Our clients expect the best,” said McGregor Chadwick, project manager for Northstar. “We have very rigorous criteria when we choose construction materials for the homes we build, BuildBlock ICFs are at the top in ICF products,” continued Chadwick. The awards committee alerted Northstar Contractors that they had been chosen as one of the finalists in their residential category for the Sandown house but the NH company had no idea that another of their custom homes located in Gilford, had also been chosen as one of the finalists. That home received 4th place honors. “Being recognized with 1st and 4th place in our category from among all the outstanding qualified entries across North America, we are extremely proud of that,” said Hays.
ALTON — Community residents are invited to swing into spring with a game of Golf, a fun filled card game. This five week program will take place in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room at the Gilman Library, 100 Main Street, Alton, from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons starting March 13. The final
game will be played on April 10. There is no need to register in advance and there is no obligation to take part in the game every week. Join us when you can. Don’t know how to play? No problem, we will teach you. You will be swinging in no time.
McGregor Chadwick, Project Mgr. (L) and Wesley Hays, Owner (R) Northstar Contractors at ICF Builder Awards in Las Vegas. (Courtesy photo)
Swing into spring with a game of Golf, cards that is, at the Gilman Library in Alton on Wednesday afternoons
BELMONT park 14ft. x 60ft., 3 bedroom, totally remodeled, asking $10,500 best offer, must sell. (603)520-3203
March/ April/ May. 31 Vacancies. No experience necessary. Earn up to $2200/mo + bonus (per company contract). Established Factory Outlet in Rochester is expanding as the Holidays approach. We need hard working individuals to start entry level. You would learn how to display our company's new system and how to assist our clients. There will be management opportunities in first 60-90 days. We are a company that traditionally promotes managers from within. Must be 18 + and have a car. Call immediately for interview time with HR dept. New Year, New Career. Call weekdays 8am-6pm: 603-822-0220 or text message name anytime: 603-930-8450
Land (2) 300' WATERFRONT ACCESS LAKE WINNISQUAM LOTS with current State approvals. 8.9 acres/3.7 acres. BUY NOW AND BE IN @ SUMMER -$119K/ea. 455-0910
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GILFORD — At the February 21 Gunstock Mountain Resort staff meeting, on behalf of the Gunstock Ski Club, local business owner Hayden McLaughlin of Belknap Landscape Company showed appreciation to Gunstock Mountain Lift Mechanic Alex Savage. Savage, along with Gunstock Technicians Chris Carson and Jim Grant, worked all night, successfully repairing and reinstalling a motor critical to the Tiger Triple, an 1800 person per hour Doppelmayr lift servicing the downhill race course. With almost 200 competitors arriving the next morning for the planned race, Savage and his teammates avoided course relocations and race delays with their exemplary efforts. In gratitude, McLaughlin presented Savage a thank you card with a Fratello’s Italian Grille Gift Certificate, thanks in part to the generosity of Fratello’s Chris McDonough. Gunstock Ski Club offers children and young adults ages 6-18 the opportunity to compete in organized Alpine training and ski racing program, McLaughlin the U18 coach for the Gunstock Ski Club.
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Hayden McLaughlin of Belknap Landscape Company, U18 coach for the Gunstock Ski Club, thanks Gunstock Mountain Lift Mechanic Alex Savage for his effort in repairing and reinstalling a lift motor which enabled the club to hold its scheduled downhill race in February. (Courtesy photo)
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CALL Mike for snowblowing, roof shoveling, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214 CARPENTER- 10 + years experience. Finish work, sheet rock, painting, exterior work. No job too small. Fully insured, scheduling now. 998-0269
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348 Court St, Laconia, NH 03246 • (603) 524-2255 32 Whittier Hwy, Center Harbor, NH 03226 • (603) 253-4345
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Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group presenting a Beginning/ Intermediate Genealogy Workshop WOLFEBORO — The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group will present a Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy Workshop at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, March 14. The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. with a question and answer session and the formal workshop will start at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to all.
Experienced genealogists will be on hand to get individuals started and answer questions. Attendees who have a laptop computer should bring it. Additional computers will be available for those who do not have their own laptop. Those who are doing their genealogical work on paper are also see next page
Meredith - $3,995,000
Magnificent Adirondack with 300’ of WF, 2 bay boathouse with a registered heliport above it. Awesome views! #4164230
Bob Williams / Danielle McIntosh: 603-253-4345
Moultonboro - $699,000
Jonathan’s Landing unit sitting at water’s edge. Western exposure for endless sunsets. Dock included. #4219189
Bob Williams / Danielle McIntosh: 603-253-4345
On a sun-filled lot w/ views of the Belknap Mtns, this well designed home w/ oversized widows shows like new. #4089740
Susan Bradley 581-2810
Franklin - $649,000
Amazing contemporary w/150’ of WF on beautiful Webster Lake. Vintage boathouse & screened gazebo. #4098413
Ellen Mulligan: 603-253-4345
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Own a piece of history, Kimball Castle is set atop 20 acres w/ breathtaking views. Caretaker cottage is renovated. #4219195
Lorraine Bourgault 581-2828 and Shawn Bailey 581-2835
Classic contemporary with loads of room to spread out, gourmet kitchen, custom wood work, & more at an unbelievable price! #4146794
Judy McShane 581-2800
DOWNTOWN LACONIA—Highly visible location—corner of Canal Street & Beacon Street East. Lots of glass front windows on two streets. This location has been a long term office space and long time coffee/ breakfast/lunch and wi-fi restaurant, and is located across from the Post Office. $1200/mo. Plus utilities. Call Warren Clement.
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HOUNSELL AVE., GILFORD— The Lakes Business Park is a newly designed business park. Infrastructure is complete and ready for immediate occupancy. Public water, public sewer, natural gas, 3 phase power, cable, etc., are available . Lot prices range from $82,950 - $236,400. Call Steve Weeks, Jr. BRISTOL—Endless possibili-
ties! 6,978SF commercial building. Entry from the sidewalk, seating with plenty of glass overlooking the river. First floor: nice retail space. 2nd floor: nice office space, third floor: spectacular residential apartment. $215,000! Call Steve Weeks, Jr.
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Judy McShane 581-2800
If you appreciate preservation over restoration you will love this Center chimney cape that has been artfully preserved. Must see home! #4219340
Ernie Millette 581-2850
Recently renovated beauty w/ great custom features. Private backyard & lovely perennial gardens. #4191076
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This stately newer spacious Colonial home is strategically set down a hidden driveway on 11 private acres. #4219822
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4 bdrm 2 bath Cape on 5+ acres. Short drive to town beach & fine dining. Basement game room started. #4219727
Danielle McIntosh / Bob Williams: 603-253-4345
Private rural setting for this great one level home w/ many updates. Large septic could accommodate addl BRs. #4201271
Kathy McLellan 581-2821 or Nancy LeRoy 581-2830
Newer sun filled home w/ spacious rooms, beautiful maple HW & tile floors, granite kitchen, walk-out LL & more. #4197543
Shelly Brewer 581-2879
Wonderful floor plan with a spacious, fireplaced Great room! Amenities inc. pools, clubhouse, beach, docks & more. #4200652
Susan Bradley 581-2810
Effingham - $169,000
Original post & beam Antique Cape has been updated with new windows, kitchen, flooring, insulation & roof. #4169289
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AFFORABLE NEW ENGLAND HOME has been completely remodeled to include 2 new baths, fully appl’d new kitchen, new windows, new flooring, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family rm, formal LR w/built-ins, nice big side yard..all brand new!! Not bank owned..$119,000
DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LAKESIDE BEACH on Lake Opechee..open water views all day long..4 seasons!!.You’ll definately appreciate the condition of this wonderful home. Hardwood floors throughout lovely fireplaced LR with a big picture window bringing the lake views into the house!! 3 bedrms, 2 baths , newly remodeled kitchen ,lower level family rm and 1 car garage. $244,500
LAKEWOOD BEACH ON WINNISQUAM!! The next best thing to living ON the water is living across the street from the water. There is a permitted in-law apartment or open is up and you’ll have a sprawling 4 bedroom 2 bath Ranch. BIG LR with a brick fireplace, screen porch, deck, wood floors and 1 car garage. LOTS OF UPDATES!! GREAT LOCATION! $199,900
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IN-GROUND POOL!! Condition! Condition! Condition! Spring is coming and we have a beautiful in-ground pool and an outdoor fireplace . Blond hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining and living rm. Master bedroom w/bath, 2additional BR’s, lower level family rm w/direct entry from the 2 car garage. Central Vac & Central Air!! A GREAT PRICE AT...$189,000
A “SLEEPER” INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 27+ prime acres of mountain and Lake Winnipesaukee views! Open fields..conceptuals available, and this classic spacious L-Shaped Ranch. Vintage detail adds to the charm of this view filled home. 2 fireplaces, arched doorways, pocket doors, hardwood floors..you get the picture..Big flagstone viewside patio..NOW $479,000
Great in-town property zoned commercial but could be a very spacious single family or multi family. #4083738
Judy McShane 581-2800
Great mountain views from this Log cabin on 9.4 acres in a rural & commercial zone w/ Rte 107 frontage. #4095777
Great floor plan for this 3 BR, 2 BA ranch w/ many updates inc. interior paint, roof, heating system & more. #4219659
Luceen Bouchard 581-2844 and Debbie Cotton 581-2883
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CHECK THESE OUT!! $24,900..Motivated..2 bedrm 2 bath MH in Mountain View Coop Gilford. New flooring and furnace.Great Condition!! $65,000...Opechee Townhouse Condo..across from the beach. 2 bedrooms..
$65,000...2.32 acre Meredith lot in Split Rock Preserve..An 11 lot subdivision..NICE! $77,000..Village at Winnipesaukee..2 bedrm 2 bath garden unit. Pool & Tennis $119,000...Dble Wide on IT’S OWN LAND!! 3 bedrms 2 baths... $125,000..30+ acres in Belmont
Squam Lakes Association hosting Squam Speaker Series with ‘The Mooseman’ Rick Libbey on March 14 HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) will present “The Mooseman,” Rick Libbey on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. for the Squam Speaker Series. Since 1981 Rick Libbey has been photographing moose in NH, Maine, and Vermont following his passion to be in the presence of moose; it has become his life’s work. When he is not in the field observing and photographing moose, Rick spends his time sharing his stories. “Every photograph has a story to go with it,” Libbey says. Libbey doesn’t limit his wildlife photography to moose, he also photographs loons, bears, bald eagles and other critters he encounters in the wild. The Mooseman’s approach to wildlife encounters is one of peace and tranquility. He prefers to work from a kayak, limiting his exposure and disturbance of wildlife. He works to understand the unique habits and tendencies of each moose and loon that he photographs in an effort to minimize any disturbance. The Squam Speaker Series is a free monthly program open to the public and is offered on the second Thursday of each month. The Speaker Series focuses on environmental and outdoor topics relating to the
from preceding page encouraged to attend. Deborah Shagoury, Dee Ide and Virginia Burke began the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group in 2011 and the group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library on a monthly basis. People do not have to be a member of the Interest Group to attend the programs; however the group is looking for new participants. For more information call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428.
VACATION GETAWAY on Winnipesaukee is completely turnkey & ready for you. Small association, moorings available, possible dock and just steps to a sandy beach. Amazing views, sun all day & spectacular sunsets over the lake. Wonderful location withing walking distance of night life, shopping, and so much more. $149,900 Scott Knowles 455-7751
NEW CONSTRUCTION. Gorgeous 4 BR home underway w/200+ ft. waterfront on Spectacle Pond. 4 baths, 2.26 acres, and a quiet setting. High quality throughout with stone hearth, large gas fireplace, granite counters, radiant heat, cathedral ceilings & a porch to enjoy the view. Minutes to the village and I-93. $349,000 Sandi Grace 520-0936
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The Mooseman,” Rick Libbey prefers to photograph from a kayak, limiting his exposure and disturbance of wildlife. Rick will be the guest speaker for the Squam Speaker Series on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)
Squam watershed and surrounding area. For more information about the Squam Speaker Series or any of the SLA’s upcoming programs and events, call 968-7336 or visit our website at www. squamlakes.org.
Prime rib dinner at Bristol United Church of Christ beneﬁts Pemi-Valley Habitat Project BRISTOL — The Bristol United Church of Christ is hosting a Prime Rib Dinner on Saturday, March 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and $10 from each ticket sold will benefit the Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity Hedstrom Way project. “We are so grateful for our friends at the Bristol United Church of Christ,” said Brian McCarthy, Executive Director of Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity. “They have been strong and faithful supporters of the Bristol project, which is named after the late Rev. Doug Hedstrom, who was the pastor at Bristol United Church of Christ. They have already taken up several collections for the Hedstrom Way project and, now, they are going to host this very special fund raising event.”
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The menu will include Prime Rib with roasted red potatoes, salad, California mixed vegetables, beverages and a brownie sundae for dessert. Tickets are available at the Habitat ReStore, 27 Cedar Lane in Ashland or by calling 536-1333 or visiting www. pemivalleyhabitat.org. Tickets are also available at Bristol United Church of Christ. Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity has built 26 homes for needy and deserving families. The 26th home for the Mason family on Glove Street in Ashland was completed in February, 2012. The first of four homes in the Hedstrom Way project is nearly complete.
Preowned Homes FOR SALE
32 Nature’s View Dr., Laconia. Cassic 1,400 sqft. ranch style home, 3 BR , 2 BA, open living,dining and kitchen , 2-car garage, city water and sewer, and close to schools and all the great amenities of the Lakes Region. Prices starting at a low $219,900. 53 Port Way, Laconia. Cape II: garage under, 2,374 sqft., 3 BR, family room FP, 3 BA, 12x12’ deck, sun room, and city water and sewer. $249,900. 15 Nature’s View Dr., Laconia. Cape I: 1,919 sqft.,
3 BR (master on 1st floor), FP liv. rm., dining room, 12x12’ sun room, 3 BA , deck, and city water and sewer. $269,650.
Directions: Rte. 3 (Union Ave, Laconia) or Rte. 106 (Parade Rd.) to Elm St., Laconia to Massachusetts Ave. Left on to North St. and then right onto Nature’s View Dr. to 53 Port Way.
Roche Realty Group
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Laconia: Large 1 BR, 2 BA condo with breathtaking lake views! Amenities include an in-ground pool MLS# 4220025 and tennis. $80,000 MLS# 4220025 Gilford: A meticulously kept and well maintained 3+ BR, 2 BA cape with a full finished walkout basement and attached 2-car garage with storage above. $219,900 MLS# 4219447
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PASSIVE SOLAR home allows the sun to pour in for lower heating bills! 2.26 acre with landscaping, birch trees and stone walls. Lovely views of the hills surrounding Meredith and a yard that is big enough for vegetable & flower gardens or even the kids’ baseball game. Just up the street from schools and downtown Meredith. $235,800 Sandy Price 520-0918
PRIVATE CHALET style abode with 2 BRs, great mountain views, and a partially finished walkout basement. Wood floors, wood stove, huge deck, paved driveway and a garage under. Well situated on a 7.8 acre lot right near Loon Pond. $147,250 Dennis Potter 731-3551
Come live where you play at The Havens at the Summit! Unrivaled amenities package including a 25,000 sqft. amenity building with pools, a health club, and more!
$439,000 MLS# 4144804
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SOUTH DOWN SHORES. Tastefully remodeled town home has1st floor living & a great layout. New paint, carpets, & appliances. Enjoy all that South Down has to offer - walking trails, tennis courts, sandy beach & boat club. Master suite, private patio, attached garage, storage unit, and open living area w/fireplace. $199,000 Scott Knowles 455-7751
LOCATION & COMTEMPORARY STYLE. Quality end unit has an open floor plan, 1st floor master, sun room, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, custom window treatments, & a finished “bonus room”. Maintenance free active 55 or over community within walking distance to shopping, movies, restaurants & Winnipesaukee. $325,000 Chris Kelly 677-2182
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