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Lahey leads charge to have city buy state school land By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The City Council last night agreed to fund an appraisal of four parcels of land belonging to the state off North Main Street, including part of the campus of the former Laconia State School, in anticipa-

tion of preparing a bid for the properties. City Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2) suggested the initiative. Since the Lakes Region Facility closed almost two years ago Lahey has chaired a commission convened by the Legislature to recommend future uses of

the property. After an environmental assessment and market analysis of the site, last year residents were invited to offer their views at two public meetings at the middle school. However, Lahey said that the House of Representatives included the sale of the property in its version

of the 2012-2013 state budget. “They mean to sell the property post haste,” Lahey said, “and I am told the Senate position is even stronger.” “The city must make a move to protect its interests,” Lahey told his fellow councilors. The see LaCONIa page 10

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Small fire put out at Japan’s damaged nuke plant

TOKYO (AP) — Workers at Japan’s tsunamistricken nuclear power complex discovered a small fire near a reactor building Tuesday but it was extinguished quickly, the plant’s operator said. The setback was a further sign that the crisis at the plant has not abated, and came amid reports that Japanese nuclear regulators were raising the severity of the accident to the highest level, 7, on par with the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the disabled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, said the fire at a box that contains batteries in a building near the No. 4 reactor was discovered at about 6:38 a.m. Tuesday and was put out seven minutes later. It wasn’t clear whether the fire was related to a magnitude-6.3 earthquake that shook the Tokyo area Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire is being investigated. “The fire was extinguished immediately. It has no impact on Unit 4’s cooling operations for the spent fuel rods,” said TEPCO spokesman Naoki Tsunoda.

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Federal court won’t lift stay on Arizona immigration law PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday refused to lift a stay blocking major parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect and said the federal government is likely to be able to prove the controversial law is unconstitutional. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned down an appeal filed by Gov. Jan Brewer. She had asked the appeals court to lift an injunction imposed by a federal judge in Phoenix the day before the law

was to take effect on July 29, 2010. The U.S Justice Department sued to block the law, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution because enforcing immigration law is a federal issue. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued an injunction preventing four major parts of the law from going into effect pending a trial. Monday’s ruling by the three-judge appeals court panel upheld that injunction.

The panel’s opinion said the government is likely to succeed in its arguments that Congress has given the federal government sole authority to enforce immigration laws, and that Arizona’s law violates the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. One judge dissented. Brewer’s lawyers said the federal government hasn’t effectively enforced immigration law and that the state law will assist see ARIZONA page 11

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — The elected president of this West African nation heralded “the dawn of a new era of hope” Monday when a bloody, four-month standoff ended with the capture of his rival, the longtime strongman who lost the vote but refused to give up power. Video of former President Laurent Gbagbo being led into a room in a white undershirt was broadcast on television as proof of his detention. He would not sign

a statement formally ceding power after losing a Nov. 28 election to economist Alassane Ouattara. More than 1 million civilians fled their homes and untold numbers were killed in the power struggle between the two rivals that threatened to re-ignite a civil war in the world’s largest cocoa producer. Gbagbo’s security forces have been accused of using cannons, 60 mm mortars and 50-caliber machine guns to mow down opponents

during the standoff. “After more than four months of post-electoral crisis, marked by so many human lives lost, we are finally at the dawn of a new era of hope,” Ouattara said in an address to the nation on radio and television. Ouattara cut short speculation that Gbagbo would be delivered to the International Criminal Court at The Hague, calling for an Ivorian investigation into the former president, his wife and their entourage.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A suspect in the kidnapping and killing of bus passengers near the U.S. border led Mexican soldiers to another set of clandestine graves containing 16 bodies, bringing to 88 the number of corpses found in mass pits in the northern state of Tamaulipas. The latest batch of bodies was found in

four pits in the township of San Fernando, where prosecutors had previously found 72 corpses in 10 pits, the Defense Department said in a statement Sunday. When detained, Armando Morales Uscanga had a rifle and almost $3,000 in cash, the statement said, adding that he told soldiers he had participated in kidnapping

passengers on March 24 and 29 in the township of San Fernando, Tamaulipas. He also said he had helped kill and bury 43 people found in pits April 6. San Fernando is a town about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Brownsville, Texas, on a well-traveled stretch of highway that runs near the Gulf Coast.

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Commemoration, not celebration for 150th anniversary of start of Civil War

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.C. (AP) — Somber period music, flickering candlelight and booming cannons will usher in the nation’s observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The opening salvo of that war that began in Charleston Harbor will be recreated Tuesday. The war began before dawn on April 12, 1861, with the start of a Confederate bombardment of Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The conflict ended four years later with the surrender of Confederate forces in Virginia on April 9, 1865. “We’re very clear we don’t see this as a celebration but rather as a somber time,” Tim Stone, the superintendent of the Fort Sumter National Monument said Monday. “We know that over the course of the four years of the Civil War 600,000 lives were lost. It’s a very tragic event.” Tuesday’s commemoration of the first shots was set to begin with a brief, pre-dawn concert of period music on Charleston’s Battery entitled “When Jesus Wept.” Then a star shell will explode over the fort, signaling the start for several hundred re-enactors — manning cannon around the harbor — to re-enact the bombardment. Union troops in the fort surrendered after more than 30 punishing hours of Confederate fire. Re-enactors portraying Confederate units are camping at Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, while Union re-enactors are in Sumter this week. They plan to recreate the Union surrender to Confederate troops on Thursday. Historian Rick Hatcher said the bombardment didn’t cause any deaths, but two Union soldiers died of wounds suffered when a salute was fired during the surrender ceremony. Stone said the National Park Service sees the anniversary as an opportunity for new generations to learn the story of the bloody conflict.

Woman may have fallen from retaining wall at UNH

DURHAM (AP) — Police at the University of New Hampshire are investigating how a woman ended up unconscious behind the Whittemore Center Arena after a concert Friday night. Police say the woman is from Dracut, Mass., and is not a UNH student. She attended rapper Wiz Khalifa’s concert at the Whittemore Center and was found unconscious from what appears to have been a fall from a retaining wall. The woman remained hospitalized on Monday. Police would not release her name or condition. Deputy Police Chief Paul Dean says police are looking for any witnesses or anyone who has information about the incident.

“We hope that in the National Park Service that manages many of the great Civil War sites — Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Antietam and, of course Fort Sumter — we provide the visiting public the opportunity to experience the history of those events. We try to focus on the history and let the visitors take away the message they want.” The events this week include living history demonstrations focusing on the role of blacks and women during the war. There will be sessions on period music, medicine and cooking of the era. What is being planned is different than the festival atmosphere that seemed to surround the Civil War centennial 50 years ago, said park service

ranger Michael Allen. “When we began this journey we made clear it was not a celebration; it was a remembrance, a commemoration,” he said, adding the Park Service rejected suggestions such as organizing a fireworks display over the harbor. “The Park Service realized this is a sensitive journey,” Allen noted. “The eyes of the ... state, the eyes of the nation and the eyes of the world are on what we are doing here.” More than 200 miles away in his native Greenville, civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke Monday to high school students about the lingering effects of see CIVIL WAR page 10

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — Suspected human remains were found in two locations along a remote New York beach highway Monday, bringing to 10 the number of potential victims of a possible serial killer. The discovery came as police expanded a search from Long Island’s Suffolk County westward into the Jones Beach area of Nassau County, just over the border from New York City. The expanded search was prompted by Suffolk’s discovery in the past two weeks of four sets of unidentified human remains; the bodies of four women who worked as Craigslist escorts were found in the same area in December, leading authorities to suspect that they may be con-

tending with a serial killer. The highway runs along a barrier beach island south of Long Island and is home to several county and state-run parks featuring miles of white sandy beaches about 45 minutes from Manhattan. Detective Lt. Kevin Smith, a Nassau County police spokesman, said the two sets of remains found Monday — separated by several miles along the north side of Ocean Parkway, were sent to the medical examiner’s office to confirm whether they are human. Police also made several discoveries of bones Monday that were quickly determined to be animals.

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Michael Barone

Spending cuts are a hot commodity in political marketplace One of the things that fascinate me about American politics is how the voices of the voters as registered in elections and polls are transformed into changes in public policy. It’s a rough-and-ready process, with plenty of trial and error. But for all its imperfections, the political market seems to work. Three developments during the past week illustrate this process — developments, not results, because each is part of an ongoing struggle that will not be resolved soon. The first was Tuesday’s election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Democrats and public employee unions rallied against the bill sponsored by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and passed by the Legislature scaling back public employee unions’ bargaining privileges and stopping the automatic flow of dues money from the state treasury to the unions and their allies in the Democratic Party. The public employee unions hoped to defeat a Republican Supreme Court justice and create an activist liberal majority that might overturn the law. Turnout increased from 793,000 in April 2009 to 837,000 in the February 2011 primary to 1,494,000 last week, and examination of the returns shows big increases where unions are strong. But the anti-spending enthusiasm that brought so many conservatives to the polls in November was still operative last week, and the Republican seems to have won by 7,000 votes. And Democrats’ efforts to recall Republican state senators seem unlikely to net them the three seats they need for a majority. A maximum effort by the unions, combined with Republican ham-handedness, was not quite enough to reverse last fall’s result in a state Barack Obama carried by a margin of 56 to 42 percent. The second development was House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s unveiling of his budget resolution. Ryan did what President Obama’s fiscal commission did in December but what Obama himself signally failed to do in his budget in February: address the long-term unsustainability of entitlements, specifically Medicare and Medicaid. Every serious analyst knows that these programs are on a trajectory to balloon government to a share of gross domestic product unprecedented except in World War II. The fiscal commission proposed both increased taxes and program changes that would cut spending. Ryan proposed such program

changes plus other spending and tax cuts. The House seems sure to pass Ryan’s budget, and Republican presidential candidates are likely to embrace similar proposals. This would not have happened — and didn’t happen during the Bush years — but for public reaction to the Obama Democrats’ policies. The third development is the budget struggle over spending in the remainder of fiscal year 2011. At this writing, it was not clear whether negotiations between House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would avert a government shutdown, which both say they don’t want. What is clear is that there already have been significant cuts in domestic discretionary spending — far more than the Democratic Congress ever would have considered in 2010 — and that there will be more to come. Congressional Democratic leaders could have avoided this by passing a budget resolution and appropriations in 2010 and by increasing taxes on high earners by extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone else. But despite their large majorities, they never got around to doing so. Instead, they watched glumly as Obama agreed to extend all the tax cuts in December, and now they are negotiating billions in cuts they never would have countenanced last year. Why? Because of public opinion, as registered in poll responses to the Democrats’ vast expansion of the size and scope of government, symbolized by, but not limited to, the February 2009 stimulus package and Obamacare. As a result, Democratic leaders dared not ask their members to vote for the policies they favored. Despite their large majorities, they just didn’t have the votes. Obama’s refusal to address entitlement issues now has a similar basis. He wants spending to continue on its upward trajectory and tax rates to be increased. There is an intellectually serious argument for this: We’re an aging country that needs to spend more on health care, and we’ll just have to settle for less economic growth, as Europe has done. But status quo and stagnation are not an appealing platform, especially for one who campaigned as the candidate of hope and change. Democrats are playing defense, hoping for a shift of opinion. So far, it hasn’t happened. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is a senior writer with U.S. News and World Report and principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)

LETTERS Our natural right to own a gun has to many conditions to it in NH To the editor, New Hampshire’s gun laws are contradictory and need to be clarified. Both the U.S. and N.H. Constitutions guarantee the individual right to keep and bear (that means carry) arms. New Hampshire has other laws providing that one can carry their gun discreetly concealed only with permission from the police, who are required to give it. We can also carry our guns openly in plain view on our hip, with no license required. Oh, really? Just try it, and you would soon find yourself surrounded by police officers who are obliged to respond to the 911 calls that would be made. Even a licensed handgun carelessly concealed and detected by an easily offended do-gooder will surely bring the the same result. This means that anyone who has a legal weapon with them can be subject to harassment by law enforcement officers and this sort of thing happens every day. That is why our state needs to codify the inherent right of the people to carry their weapons as they see fit, without fear of retribution. Other provisions in the new legislation would ensure that a gun owner can sell, give away or inherit their lawful property without interference by any government agency. None of

these would prevent prosecution concerning convicted felons, career criminals, courthouse security, or any other bona fide misconduct with a gun. To see how it would work, just look to our sister state Vermont, where they have never had licenses to carry concealed weapons. Their demographics are very similar to ours, yet they have a low crime rate despite their political liberalism. Same with Alaska where guns are more common than cell phones and most crimes are alcohol related. Arizona and Wyoming have no license requirements either. Seriously, now, no one should be afraid for their safety just because they see a gun on someone, but it is a lot better if you don’t see it. And the person who feels the need to be armed should not have to worry about getting arrested if an idiot like Scott Crafty happens to see it, or if they have to use or show it to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of a crime themselves. That is the spirit and intent of HB-330, and HB-536. Both measures should be passed and made into law. Without them, our natural right to own a gun has too many conditions for some people to put up with, and therefore their liberty is denied. Choose Liberty! Alan Moon Tilton

I will share my understanding of basics of the secular world view To the editor, I have been maligned by some as a conspiracyist for expressing an understanding of opposing world views, a secularist view and a Christian view. Let me make clear what these two opposing world views are and what is their portent to us. These are two very distinct understandings of what our history has been. Each when believed will cause a very different understanding in it’s holder as to what are the answers to the many problems in the world today and, to what direction we should take in our lives. I’m going to try to summarize these two views as I have come to understand them after much study. I have listened to, read and admired much, many history, philosophy, science and literature professors who have such a detailed knowledge of their subjects. I’m just so impressed by their detailed

knowledge that I had to say it again. Yet most of these are clueless when it comes to understanding the big picture of history. If the Lord is willing and the newspaper publishers are willing to print them, not to make any one letter exceedingly lengthy, in the next letter that I submit I will share my understanding of the basics of the secular world view that is common today, and then one explaining my understanding of the Christian world view and perhaps a third contrasting the impacts of believing each view. There are other world views also, but I will stick to these two, as they are the predominate western world views. Most who have read my letters before, know that I hold the Christian view to be grounded in actual history and regard it as the truth. The secular view is the view that I see most often see next page

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LETTERS The Gilford School Board isn’t really the end all be all, is it? To the editor, In regards to the superintendent issue in Gilford: as a former educator (10+ years as an elementary school teacher, an M.Ed, National Board certification, a Fulbright exchange teacher, national and district level reading instructional consultant), I feel the need to respond to Mr. Babcock’s letter. I’ve taught in educational settings from a one-room school house to a school of 500+. I AM invested in education. Having been a member of ”Leadership Teacher NH”, (which helps fostering of relationships between the community and schools), it is essential that the whole community supports the school system. Just because our two young children are not currently of school age, doesn’t mean we don’t have a interest in this situation. As taxpayers in this town, we are vested in the Gilford school system. In a world full of options, it is a contender in the educational role of my children. However, home schooling and private school also are available options as we look for the right match for our childrens’ educational journey. In my varied professional history, I’ve experienced many budgetary issues and school restructurings; change, at times, is necessary. I would like to see Gilford maintain high standards of academic excellence and that is precisely why I believe the superintendent issue must be resolved. Truth be told, school budgets are top heavy with ridiculously high salary scales for “upper management”. The money being put forth for a superintendent’s salary, especially for a school district of Gilford’s size, could be better utilized directly towards the benefit of our students. In our present economy, the private sector, and thus, households, are making appropriate

cuts; so too, governmental budget cuts have to be made. It doesn’t mean we aren’t supporters of our children. It means we are being fiscally responsible. We are privileged to have the right to vote in our great country – including the right, sadly, to choose not to exercise that right. While Mr. Babcock certainly knows the meaning of the word “assume”, neither he or I can’t assume why 86-percent of Gilford voters didn’t vote. However, in an election, the majority rules. If one follows his same line of thinking then I suppose only 14-percent of the voters can’t possibly be a mandate for approving a $24-million dollar budget either. It is essential we are consistent with our thinking and use the same baseline for all judgments. I’ve always looked forward to having colleagues, district leaders, and/or professional consultants observe my teaching skills. Constructive criticism, praise, and suggestions were always welcomed as it allowed me to reflect on my current practices, make changes and grow as an educator. Given that, the Gilford School Board isn’t the end all be all, is it?. They, too, should welcome suggestions, critiques, praise, and others insights. The government in this country is based on a checks and balance system. I believe it is important to question and to be questioned to ensure best practices are being utilized. Anything else is not to hold our leaders accountable – an important foundation for our New Hampshire lifestyle. Or, Mr. Babcock, are you of the same ilk as Mr. Wernig, where the rest of us should just sit down, be quiet, and (as Mr. Wernig would have us do) just “get over it”? Is that what you would have our schools teach? Heidi Cece Leandro Gilford

Shame for implying that only parents of current students care To the editor, I find it interesting that Jim Babcock responded to his last question, with his letter. Can’t get much nastier, or off the wall wrong, than that. So “ONLY” 14-percent voter turnout? Like 50-more MORE than used to turn out for town voting prior to SB-2! We would have been there, except for being sick, and knowing that Webber made it clear he wouldn’t let anyone speak, since he’s the supreme dictator. So Jim, it’s only the size of the mob, not the content of what they say, that influences you or the school board? Sounds like a need for a TOTAL recall, to start over with fair people. As it has been for many years, no one new wants to get on that loaded board since they have a long history of never listening to any newcomer, or anyone in Gilford. You reenforce that attitude. Obviously YOU don’t listen to anything that doesn’t match your narrow, made-up mind. There have

been MANY suggestions for improvements given to the board, and they ALWAYS ignore all of them, just as you did with Kevin Leandro’s excellent letter. So how can you explain the ever lowering test scores, and rapidly increasing cost, to a record high for the country? Obviously the more you spend the worse teaching gets! You should be deeply ashamed for implying that only people with children currently in the school should be concerned with quality of education. The vast majority of people who are concerned with quality of education have already put many children through school here and in colleges, and due to their good education, they can now pay the taxes that support the school. It’s very stupid of you to imply that those people should have no concern with quality of education. Maybe you should go back to school and learn something this time. Jack Stephenson Gilford

from preceding page opposing it, sometimes subtly, sometimes very clearly, yet claiming that the two views are not mutually exclu-

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Mount Washington Hotel shouldn’t have hosted anti-American To the editor, George Soros, the evil puppet master, held an anti-American conference at Bretton Woods from April 8t to the 12th. at the Mount Washington Hotel. This is a man whose sole purpose is to destroy America by destroying our currency and establishing a One World Order. He uses his wealth to destroy the careers of anyone who stands in his way. He supports every anti-American organization in their efforts to promote communism, socialism and groups like Acorn who try to intimidate American’s who express their right to vote. George Soros pulls the strings for the American socialist left, he has taken down at least five governments by destroying the value of their cur-

rency. Now he has his sights set on bringing down America. Where is the outrage from the media? Why are they so silent on these issues? Could it be he controls the media, or are they just turning a blind eye as he plots to bring down America. I would urge everyone in New Hampshire to write to the Mount Washington Hotel and express their outrage to having this antiAmerican conference to be held in our state. Shame on the media and the Mount Washington Hotel for allowing this anti-American to use their facility to bring down America. It’s time we speak out and take a stand about what is happening in America. Rep. Harry Accornero Laconia

Why don’t liberals go after the politicians who take the bribes? To the editor, Never let it be said that Lynn Rudmin Chong let facts get in the way of her liberal/progressive furor. First, I believe tax cheats should be punished. That’s a fact! (I’m still waiting to see if Democrat Charlie Rangel is fined or goes to jail for his various tax indiscretions.) Next, let me ask that Ms. Chong offer some shred of proof to her claims that GE, Verizon, Citi Group, and Bank of America cheated on their tax returns. That would be the ‘civil’ and ‘responsible’ thing to do. Typical of liberal thinkers, Ms. Chong fails to recognize that the government writes laws fraught with unintended consequences. Then, when those con-

sequences become a problem (e.g., the mortgage crisis, Medicare, Social Security, etc), the government simply blames the recipients. In this case, it appears that the government wrote tax laws, which enabled GE, and others, to take a variety of “legal” deductions, which reduced their tax liabilities. As usual, government employee Chong blames the private sector. When Ms. Chong, or anyone, decries the influence of ‘special interests’, implying that they are buying tax privileges, why don’t they seek out those politicians who are being ‘bought’? Which is worse, the briber or the bribee? Bob Meade Laconia

Some of us rabbits are doing things to change Shaker spending To the editor, In answer to your letter in The Daily Sun on March 31, Ms. Barbara Garneau, I, and a whole lot of Belmont voters, do not consider ourselves to be rabbits hiding in our holes because we were not in attendance at the recent Shake School District meeting. The voters are well aware of the school board’s “spending craze”. Did it ever

occur to you there was a reason why some voters were not there? I did not notice a reference to your status. Rabid, lemming or rabbit out of your hole. Some rabbits are doing constructive things to change the school board’s spending habits. What are you doing? T. Gebhard Belmont

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LETTERS I went to a local farmer & asked specifically for ‘spring’ eggs To the editor, What is a Spring Egg? This morning, in looking through the notices my daughter brought home from school, I found a flyer for the Sanbornton “Spring Egg Hunt”. “Hmm…“ I wondered. “What in the world is a Spring Egg Hunt? I took a closer look at the flyer and found it was nicely decorated with cute pictures. At the top, was a cartoon rabbit carrying a basket under his arm. “What is that supposed to be?” I mused. “I suppose that must be the vernal equinox bunny?” And the basket — “I have no idea what that is about”. On the other side of the page was a graphic of a young bird hatching out of a colorful egg. “What could that be”? “Oh I know,” I thought “That must be a spring chicken!” I always wondered what a spring chicken was! Next I read through the notice and found that volunteers are needed to hide eggs. “That sounds fun” I thought, “Now where can I get some of these spring eggs to hide?” I went to Walgreens in Tilton and asked the clerk there if they carry spring eggs. Her blank look told me that she had no idea what I was talking about. “Hmm, maybe spring eggs are not something you can get in the store.” I thought. I called a local farm I knew raised chickens and asked if they had any spring eggs. Interestingly, they did not seem to know what I was talking about either. This is so confusing! I was also intrigued to note that the flyer stated “A friendly bunny will be arriving so parents bring your camera for a great photo opportunity!” Again I wondered— “What sort of bunny are we talking about?” and “How do they know it is friendly? I guess I am back to the vernal equinox bunny thing again, and I have never seen or heard of a vernal equinox bunny before so that should be a photo opportunity

indeed! I think I will need to post that one online! Alright, I admit that when reading the flyer, I was not so much confused as I was dismayed. I was dismayed by the lengths people will go to now days to avoid saying or printing words like “Easter” and “Christmas”. If we are honest, everyone who reads that flyer knows that the event is an Easter Egg Hunt, the rabbit is an Easter Bunny and the basket shown in the graphic on the flyer is an Easter Basket. So why change the language? Why twist ourselves into knots over this? Whoever is driving the idea behind calling this a spring egg hunt instead of an Easter egg hunt needs to be honest about what they are trying to do. If Easter egg hunts are offensive or wrong to hold then changing the name does not change the reality. A rose by any other name…. We need to drop this idea of political correctness and the fuzzy language it engenders. Let’s call things what they are. A Christmas tree is not a holiday tree. Can you tell me what other holiday is celebrated with a spruce tree decorated with lights, tinsel and ornaments? Calling it a holiday tree does not change the reality that it is a Christmas tree. An Easter egg hunt is not a spring egg hunt and everyone knows that. So the real question is not about what we call things, but if we should hold such events at all. I want those who advocate changing these names make that argument instead of hiding behind such ineffective linguistic obfuscation. I for one say we call things by their real name, and continue with these events that are an important part our heritage. If you disagree — let’s have that debate, and do it openly. Terry Lewis Sanbornton

Now let everyone remember that no trespassing means just that To the editor, We went to Ward Bird’s thank you party. So many people from so many towns showed up. It was great! Ward Bird’s family and friends were all there and the people who supported him all the time from the beginning to the end. That was so nice of them to throw a thank you party. It was a good time for all and a great celebration of LIVE FREE OR DIE. He looks great and the whole family is recovering from the injustice put upon him and his family.

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Extensive report of FRM debacle chronicles failures of various state agencies, with particular emphasis on the Banking Department By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

CONCORD — “I am disappointed in my state government. I really am,” said attorney Charles Chandler yesterday as he released his report, commissioned by Secretary of State of Bill Gardner, into Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. (FRM) and CL&M, Inc. of Meredith, which bilked more than 100 clients of some $33-million in what he called “a heartless, vicious Ponzi scheme.” The report, consisting of a narrative of 34 pages and more than 500 pages of exhibits, is the third and most extensive into how FRM eluded the grasp of state regulatory agencies. Earlier inquiries undertaken by the New Hampshire Attorney General and a joint legislative committee drew heavily on state officials. Chandler’s investigation, which began in October, reached to FRM’s principals — Scott Farah and Donald Dodge — employees, contractors and victims as well as government regulators. Altogether 78 witnesses offered sworn testimony during 62 hours at 24 hearings, the last of them held last week. Speaking to the report, Chandler stressed that “its was absolutely paramount to listen to the victims. Lives have been ruined by this process,” he remarked, noting that he was told that two victims of the fraud took their own lives. “Every witness opened a door for me and led me somewhere I needed to go,” he said.

Gardner said that he directed Chandler, a retired attorney from Warren who served as presiding officer without compensation, to “review everything possible without interference from anyone.” He said that until the report was released “I have not seen any of it and no one else has.” Gardner’s order initiating the proceedings describes their scope as determining whether “promissory notes coupled with real property or chattels are securities under the New Hampshire Securities Act, whether the existence of a trust or other enhancement may alter the classification, whether the agency handling of its part of the ‘FRM matter’ by the Bureau of Securities Regulation was improper,” and whether the offerings by FRM met the definition of a security. The report itself treads much the same path taken by the Attorney General and legislative committee and, like the earlier inquiries, finds fault with all three responsible state agencies — the Bureau of Securities Regulation, Banking Department and Department of Justice. However, Chandler reaches different conclusions about the jurisdiction and assigns different weights to the responsibility of the three agencies, while declining to identify officials by name in favor of referring only to titles. Chandler explained that part of his disappointment with state government stemmed from the “inter-agency rancor” following the collapse of FRM

in November 2009. “It has astounded me,” he said, “It really has.” By omitting names, he said that he intended to forestall “another round of toxicity. The toxicity flows from the top,” he remarked. Rather than spark more finger-pointing, he said that “it’s time for the agencies to look at themselves.” The Department of Justice’s report took the lack of “regulatory curiousity” by the securities bureau, which between 2001 and 2007 was pursuing an enforcement action against FRM for selling unsecured promissory notes, to be the “pivotal moment,” when the firm could have been brought to heel. Moreover, the report contended that although FRM was licensed and regulated by the Banking Department, the transactions in which they engaged qualified as securities and fell under the jurisdiction of the bureau. Chandler finds the delay in bringing the action to a favorable conclusion “totally unacceptable” and “inexcusable.” But, he rejects the notion that FRM primary business, brokering residential and commercial mortgages through transactions known as “table funding,” qualified as securities. “For at least the past 30 years, the Bureau of Securities Regulation has never considered promissory notes secured by real or chattel mortgages to be securities under the New Hampshire Securities Act,” Chandler wrote. “Those agencies who asserted otherwise did so without sound academic basis or sufficient expert analysis in support of their position.” Instead , Chandler maintains that FRM and CL&M fell within the jurisdiction of the Banking Department, which had licensed FRM as a mortgage banker at least since 1997. He points out that CL&M, which was established in 2005 to service mortgages brokered by FRM, was never licensed as required by statute, although the Banking Department knew it was afoul of the law two years before the firms collapsed. Chandler notes that the Banking Department examined FRM seven times between 2001 and 2009 and reported more than 70 violations. During the same period the department field 18 complaints about FRM and became aware of seven lawsuits against the firm. Yet the Banking Department took no enforcement action. At the same time, Chandler observed that after 2001 the Banking Department narrowed the scope of its examinations “the financial health of FRM was never adequately analyzed — a significant oversight.” When FRM folded, Bank Commissioner Peter Hildreth, who last year resigned amid hearings to dismiss him before the governor and Executive Council, publicly and repeatedly declared the matter was “a securities issue.” Questioned by Chandler about the legal precedent for his assertions, he conceded he was “not aware of one.” Calling Hildreth’s statements “an irresponsible conclusion,” Chandler continued “this convenient and self-serving position advanced by the former .. . commissioner appears to have been made to divert attention from the multiple failures of the NHBD to enforce the sanctions which should have followed as a consequence of the multiple violations found during examinations of FRM.” He added that there is no indication that Hildreth considered FRM’s transactions securities until shortly after the firm collapsed. Finally, Chandler found that the Department of Justice failed to provide effective assistance to the securities bureau in its enforcement action against FRM as well as to deal effectively with a half dozen complaints against FRM lodged with the consumer protection bureau. Furthermore, Chandler questioned the propriety of the Department of Justice’s report on the FRM affairs, which was written by Associate Attorney General Richard Head, who was party the matter as former head of the consumer protection bureau, which fielded and fumbled complaints against FRM, as well as legal counsel to the securities bureau when it acted against FRM. “It is clear,” he wrote, see next page

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Laconia school officials won’t be missing No Child Left Behind & annual NECAP tests By Gail OBer


LACONIA — The NECAPs are out and the NWEAs are in. This is not a story about warring political factions in some third-world county nor is it a story about two sports teams vying for the love of their everfickle fans. It is about children — Laconia’s children to be exact and how the Laconia School Board plans on evaluating their individual performance in the future. The NECAPs test — or the New England Common Assessment Program — were the standards used by New Hampshire’s students who were tested annually to determine if a school met “adequate yearly progress” under the landmark “No Child Left Behind” legislation of the George Bush era. “Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” infamously asked President Bush during a speech in Florence, S.C. on Feb. 11, 2000, beginning the legislative work that resulted in the No Child Act of 2001. Initially tests were generally given to all students in grade 3 through 8 and were designed to see if a school district was succeeding or failing based on progress made toward competency in a common set of grade-level expectations. At some point in time, 11th graders were added to the testing cohort — a word this reporter learned while trying to write about the NECAPs. In theory, each school was given a starting point with the expectation that by 2014, and with adjustments made in educational programming learned from test results, every student in every school in America would be proficient in reading, writing, math and science. And to a degree, many students improved and many teachers learned new and better approaches to teaching because of the knowledge garnered from the tests. But much like Joseph Stalin’s series of five-year economic plans, NCLB failed because it proved nearly impossible for all students to become all-knowing and it set goals that are literally, unachievable. “Most schools will not make (Adequate Yearly Progress) but we are making progress,” Champlin said at last week’s school board meeting. “We are not a stagnant school district.” Champlin is right. But as the NCLB bar continued to rise, the annual progress jumps became smaller and smaller, and the Laconia system along with most others in the state has had more than it’s fair share of less-than-adequate yearly progress — as defined by NCLB. “We have seen growth at every grade in the mean scale scores. There has been no regression,” he told the School Board. But with the new White House comes a new “plan,” and, according to Champlin, NCLB has “outlived its usefulness.” He said the newest plan, yet to be passed into law, will be like NCLB with a growth model. “We would look good because we have no regression,” he said. The Northwest Evaluation Association — NWEAs are Champlin’s recommendation about how the Laconia School District can adequately and fairly assess student growth — will fix all that. In fact, in 2003 at the onset of NCLB, Champlin recommended the NWEAs for New Hampshire’s testing model but the state chose the NECAPs instead. All students through grade 11 are tested twice from preceding page “that the DOJ never should have self-analyzed its role in the FRM matter by using its own staff.” Finally, Chandler also chided the Department of Justice for lending credence to assertions that FRM was dealing in securities when it reported on the affair to the governor and Executive Council. He noted that the department interviewed only seven victims of the fraud and did not examine the documentation supporting the transactions. Asked if he thought similar scams could be prevented in the future, Chandler replied “probably not. But, can we handle them better. Definitely. Definitely.”

annually — and individual student scores are reviewed by their teachers who will determine whether or not a child is learning and how to tweak that education so that it can be tailored to the individual child. In Champlin’s words, while NECAPs tested the schools the NWEAs test the students. According to their Website, since its inception in 1977, NWEA “devise(s) a formative testing system that responds dynamically to the child, and gives educators detailed insight into kids’ learning.” In the words of a Laconia High School math teacher, we “want to reinforce the importance of taking a nationalized test,” creating a “testing culture.” Competency, according to Champlin, equals a passing grade. With Laconia’s goal at 80-percent competency, he said Laconia does well with 91-percent of the city’s student population earning a passing grade.

The School Board had its fair share of questions. Beth Arsenault asked if there are multiple assessments so as “not to marginalize a kid who has a bad day.” Champlin said historically this was a concern but over time the test results typically correspond to the teacher’s evaluation and experience with an individual child. And because the NWEAs are given more frequently where the NECAPs are “a one shot deal”, the chance for a child who is having a bad day or who doesn’t respond well to formal testing is minimized. New Hampshire has also chosen to align itself to rural states that will develop a “common core” that can be plugged into a national model. “It will be hard initially,” said Champlin to a School Board that seemed supportive but still leery of more standardized testing. One of the newest members of the School board is see next page

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Lahey explained that the city would require appraisals of all four parcels in order to prepare a proposal to the state. Russ Thibeault of Applied Economic Research was willing to appraise the four parcels for no more and perhaps less than $9,500 and to complete the work in not less than four or more than six weeks. Councilor Brenda Baer (Ward 4) recalled the public meetings on the future of the site and remarked “nobody said ‘Laconia buy it.’” She said that “this is not the time for the city of Laconia to buy more land and spend money we don’t have.” But, Baer was the lone dissenter. “This is the only chance we’ll ever get,” said Councilor Armand Bolduc (Ward 6), “and if we don’t take it, we’ll never get it again. It’s an opportunity we can’t afford to pass up. It makes sense to find out if we can do this.” “We have to do something,” agreed Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5), who emphasized the significance of Hank Risley Field. The council voted four-to-one to fund the appraisals, with Baer in the minority and Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3) absent.

CIVIL WAR from page 2 the Civil War and slavery. He said that despite slaves being freed as a result of the war, it was another century before blacks attained equal rights. But Jackson sees progress even in his home state, where public schools were not integrated until the early 1970s — nearly two decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. “It’s good to see children, black and white, brown and Asian learning together,” Jackson said following his visit Monday to Greenville’s Southside High School. “That’s part of the face of the new South.” One of the events being held this week in Charleston in conjunction with the anniversary is a talk on the war and slavery Tuesday by leaders at the state and local level of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Stone, meanwhile, said he was pleased and

relieved that Congress reached an agreement to keep the federal government running so two years of planning weren’t derailed. Reenactors said they were thrilled a federal shutdown had been averted on the eve of the milestone anniversary. “There was jubilation. That’s the best way to describe it,” said Mark Silas Tackitt of Seattle, who this week is re-enacting the role of Maj. Robert Anderson, the Union commander of Sumter at the time of the bombardment. “I came 3,000 miles and worked on this for two years. People who have come here have come many, many hours,” he said He said when other re-enactors asked him what they should do when events seemed to be in doubt he said he told them “if you stay home, you’re going to miss a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

see next page Malcolm Murray of Ward 1. A retired mathematics teacher at the college level as well as a volunteer at the Pleasant Street School, Murray wanted to know if these scores would go home to parents. He also wanted to know how often students were required to actually sit down and write — especially in ninth grade and above. About twice a week was the final answer. Champlin said the NWEA English tests are very good. “If a student doesn’t know a word then they don’t know the word,” he said. (This reporter does not know what a rubric is, but look, she’s just used it in a sentence.) Scott Vachon said his concern was that students in 10th and 11th grades could do poorly on the math

portion of the tests because of block scheduling and the fact that beyond ninth grade, not all students take math all year. He said he’s concerned that students loose math knowledge during the times they aren’t in math class and questioned whether the district should change its policy and all students should take math year round. Murray also said he felt maligned by the media who “kill us” when doing annual reports on NCLB and the NECAPs. Champlin said he can’t control that, “What people pick up is what people pick up,” he said. “I don’t get any more feedback on NECAP and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing,” he continued.

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Belmont Mill on list of greatest New Hampshire preservation achievements of the last 25 years MANCHESTER — Imagine our cities and towns without their old town halls, historic libraries, granges or old mills. The preservation and re-use of these irreplaceable landmarks connects us with our history, defines the unique character of our state and contributes to our local economic vitality. At its 25th Anniversary Conference on April 8, the N.H. Preservation Alliance unveiled 25 of New Hampshire’s greatest preservation achievements of the past 25 years, and explored what these successes mean for our state. The list of 25 includes rescues of two grand hotels, two town hall preservation efforts, mill revitalization, a museum’s stewardship of a modern building, and two bridge “saves.” “This list also illustrates the work that’s being done every day to preserve New Hampshire’s heritage, and, in the process, create jobs, support tourism, conserve existing resources, and strengthen community connections,” said Jennifer Goodman, executive director, N.H. Preservation Alliance. The list inlcudes several preservation milestones in the central part of the state: — Citizens of Belmont reached out for help in 1995 to prevent the demolition of their signature textile mill. With a report from James Garvin and legal advice from Carolyn Baldwin, Wallace Rhodes led the Belmont Historical Society to gain an injunction to halt demolition. The Belmont Mill Community Center opened in 1997 after complete rehabilitation, funded by $1-million in CDBG grants, town appropriations, and private contributions. — The 5,500-acre mountain-top retreat of shoe magnate Thomas Plant was a struggling tourist attraction when the Lakes Region Conservation Trust purchased it in 2003 after a three-year fund-raising campaign. The Castle Preservation Society began a multi-year plan to restore Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough, to its former grandeur by 2014, the Castle’s 100th anniversary. The repair and restoration work is exceptional for its scale and quality. — After four years of study and debate, a townappointed committee recommended that the $1 ARIZONA from page 2 federal authorities. “I remain steadfast in my belief that Arizona and other states have a sovereign right and obligation to protect their citizens and enforce immigration law in accordance with federal statute,” Brewer said in a statement. The governor’s office said Brewer, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and their legal team — in conjunction with counsel for the Arizona Legislature — will be considering their legal options, including appealing to a larger 9th Circuit panel or seeking an

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children in Need of Services Program, the crime lab, and domestic violence assistance programs. “These responsibilities will fall on local law enforcement,” she said. Norelli said much of the cost of these services will be born by local taxpayers through increases in local property taxes. The House version, said Norelli, is about $500-million less than the governor’s budget. Norelli and Houde also said 150 highway jobs, mostly for plowing, the consumer Protection Bureau, and the inspector for the Department of Weights and measures will also be limited if the House version of the bill passes. The House version also eliminated the shellfish program that monitors red tide and allows the rest of the world to have confidence when they buy New Hampshire shellfish. Houde said he expects the Senate version to be very different in terms of policy but people shouldn’t expect it to restore any programming cuts. Other program cuts will target the disabled and elderly, ultimately costing the tax payers more money because programs that allow them to live independently will be gone. Both encouraged people to contact their representatives, write letters to local newspapers and be as vocal as possible about the damage Democrats and many mainstream Republicans believe is being wrought upon the state by the Tea Party branch of the GOP. “My goal is not to be depressed but you make you feel... that you can do something to contradict what’s happened,” Norelli said.

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Fuld doubled into the left-field corner in his last at-bat in the ninth. The Rays, who led for just two innings all season, jumped ahead 1-0 on Damon’s homer in the first and never trailed. Damon, a key contributor to Boston’s 2004 World Series title team that ended an 86-year championship drought, was greeted with the usual boos he’s received since signing with the Yankees following the 2005 season. Before the noise subsided, he belted Daisuke Matsuzaka’s first pitch into the Rays’ bullpen for his second homer. It got a lot worse for Matsuzaka (0-2) in the second — and the boos were much louder for him. Tampa Bay sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring six runs on three consecutive two-run hits after the righthander loaded the bases with no outs. Jaso made it 3-0 with a two-run double, and Brignac drove in a pair with a single before Fuld hooked his two-run shot around the Peksy Pole in right.

Cabanel outlines what $420K more in cuts would look like LACONIA — City Manager Eileen Cabanel presented the City Council with a further round of recommended budget cuts totaling $420,064 in the event the state eliminates its share of the employer contributions to the New Hampshire Retirement Systems for police officers and firefighters. Reductions in payroll of $12,000 in the Planning Department, $57,000 in the Police Department, $119,000 in the Fire Department and $105,000 at the Laconia Public Library represent more than half the recommended cuts. Cabanel proposed eliminating $10,000 for the Laconia Airport Authority, $1,650 for New Beginnings, $2,625 for Child and Family Services, $375 for the Lakes Region Association, $125 for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, $10,000 for the Kiwanis 4th of July fireworks, $7,500 for the WOW

Trail, $8,000 for Genesis Behavioral Health, $1,500 for the Boys and Girls Club, $2,500 for Winnipesaukee Transit, and $5,000 for milfoil treatment. Cabanel spared funding for the MerrimackBelknap County Community Action Program, Community Health and Hospice and the Laconia Senior Center and the council voted unanimously to fund the Weirs Beach fireworks, contrary to the city manager’s recommendation. Corrections to budgeted salary lines at the library and in the assessing department and solid waste costs , along with adjustments to the internal service fund, account for the remainder of the cuts. The council will consider the recommendations, together with other options, in a series of works sessions beginning on April 25. — Michael Kitch

City Council orders that Weirs Beach building be taken down LACONIA — The City Council last night unanimously agreed to order Brandi Baldi, the owner of Wide Open Saloon, the landmark at The Weirs that was partially destroyed by fire last September, to demolish the remains of the building. Code Enforcement Officer Bill Stewart requested the order after finding that the building is not structurally sound and beyond repair. The order requires the building to be demolished by May 6, after which the city will seek an order in Laconia District Court permitting the city to raze it and recover its costs by placing a tax lien on property owned by 38 Endicott Street North, LLC. Baldi purchased the property in January 2010 for

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LACONIA — Norman Peters Martin, Sr., 70, of Court St. died April 3, 2011, at his home. Norman was born in Laconia on January 5, 1941, the son of Norman R. and Dorothy [Peters] Martin. He grew up in Meredith. He graduated from Inter-Lakes High School, class of 1959. He has resided in the Lakes Region area for many years. He worked as a laborer for various construction and paving companies in the Lakes Region Area. Norman was a US Navy veteran and an avid Patriot and New York Yankees fan. He was predeceased by an infant son, Norman

Martin. Norman is survived by his children, Norman P. Martin Jr. of wife Amber and her children, daughter, Kimberly Nelson, and her Daughter Ruby all of Cambria, CA, sisters, Sally Hale and husband Allan, Dale Connolly, both of Meredith, nieces and nephews. A Spring graveside service will be held in the Meredith Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meredith Visiting Nurses Association, Wankewan St, Meredith, NH. 03253. The Mayhew Funeral Homes and cremation service provider, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Beverly E. Clifford, 75 MOULTONBOROUGH — Beverly Elaine Clifford, 75, of Moultonborough Neck Road, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Born in Laconia on May 7, 2011, she was the daughter of Roland Jasper and Doris (Towle) Avery. Beverly graduated from Meredith High School, class of 1953. She has been a resident of Moultonborough most all her life. She was a devoted wife and mother and had served her community as a Cub Scout Den Mother, a 4-H Leader, Teacher Aid at Moultonborough Central School, and a math tutor out of her home. Beverly was married to Martin Roland Clifford, “the boy next door”, for fifty-six years. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lauris and Richard Avery,

sisters, Charlotte Tourigny and Norma McCormack. She is survived by her husband Martin, children, Sharon Haire and her husband David, son Matthew “ Bud” Clifford, all of Moultonborough, grandchildren, Tiffany and Terra Clifford of Anchorage, AK, Kyle Clifford and wife Jennifer of Moultonborough, Michelle Brown and husband Joel of Egremont, MA, Melissa Haire of Moultonborough, great grandchildren, Maddison, and Emmitt Clifford, Noah Brown, nieces and nephews. At Beverly’s request, no calling hours or services will be held. Burial in Middle Neck Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. The Mayhew Funeral Homes and cremation services provider, in Meredith and Plymouth, is in charge of the arrangements.


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LACONIA — A Celebration of Gilbert Center’s life will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Belknap Mill, The Mill Plaza, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia. Gil died on February 1, 2011 in Concord, N.H. Gil is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie (Cahall) Center, of Concord; a son, Robert Center, and his wife, Kay, of Waitsfield, Vermont and children, Carrie Henry of Underhill, Vermont and Dana Henry of Winona, Minnesota; a daughter, Jodi Center, of Lynchburg, Virginia; cousins, Pauline

Lemieux and Roberta Rainville of Colebrook, New Hampshire and Kathy Spitzner of Beecher Falls, Vermont. As a tribute to his lifelong love of learning, gifts may be directed to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Programs Fund, 33 Christian Avenue, Concord, NH. 03301. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquete Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N H is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to






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Virginia Brown, 82 NORTH READING, Mass. — Virginia (Perkins) Brown, 82, of North Reading, MA, formerly of Brookline, died April 8, 2011, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, MA. Born on April 28, 1928 in Fitchburg, MA. to Herbert and Frances (Osgood) Perkins. She has lived for forty five years in North Reading, MA and Gilford, NH., where she enjoyed many good times with her friends, Bob and Judy Berry , Pat Williams, and Jane Dickson of Gilford; and Bob and Colleen Manning and Emily Mounter of North Reading, MA. “Ginnie” loved the boat she had on Lake Winnipesaukee for a number of years; but her real love was golf. She could be found almost every day on a golf course somewhere around the Lakes Region, even into her 80s and walking the course to boot. She worked as a Sales Supervisor in Sears for forty years. “Ginnie” was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Brown of North Reading, MA; her brother, Clayton

Perkins of Fitchburg, MA. and her sister Eleanor Wirtanen of Melrose, MA. Members of her family include her younger sister, Mary Jane Hill, of Norman, Oklahoma; and a number of nieces and nephews; including Walter Wirtanen and his wife Kathy of Nashua, NH; Cynthia Brown and her husband Dick, of Davenport, FL; Warren Wirtanen and his wife Sue of St. Louis, MO; Jeff Wirtanen and Cindy of Melrose, MA; Valerie Ingram and her husband Bruce and Melanie Christy, all of Oklahoma. Arrangements are by the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading. There will be no visiting hours. Graveside services will be held in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading on Thursday, April 14 at 11AM, where we can share a few stories of “Ginnie” and give her a proper sendoff. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be sent to Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148.

White Mountain National Forest Headquarters to host Weeks Act exhibit beginning April 13 CAMPTON — The USDA Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest will host a Weeks Act exhibit beginning Wednesday, April 13. This interpretive display commemorates the 100 year anniversary of this landmark piece of conservation legislation, which paved the way for the formation of the White Mountain National Forest. In the decades prior to 1911, unregulated logging by private timber companies in the White Mountains resulted in a damaged landscape susceptible to fire. It has also drastically affected the cleanliness and

availability of water needed for major downstream businesses in industrial centers such as Manchester, NH and Lowell, MA. The Weeks Act, named in honor of Massachusetts Congressman John Weeks, was passed in 1911 and allowed for the purchase of former private timber lands in the Eastern U.S. to be managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The Weeks Act display will be open to the public from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until May 20. The display will be closed May 4 and 5. For more information, call 536-6100.

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ALTON — The Gilman Library will celebrate National Library Week by holding a book sale April 10 — 16. Patrons are invited to fill a plastic bag with books for $1 or take half off the sticker price on selected

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Empty Bowls dinner to be hosted by Inter-Lakes High School on April 15 MEREDITH — An Empty Bowl dinner will be hosted by Inter-Lakes High School from 6 — 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. Participants at the event will create ceramic bowls, then partake in a simple meal of rice or soup. Bowls may be kept as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, guests are encouraged to give a donation of $10. Proceeds will go to local hunger charities. Empty Bowls began in Michigan in the spring of 1991. Projects now occur throughout the country, raising millions of dollars to fight hunger through education, awareness, and action. CAPTION: Inter-Lakes High School will host an Empty Bowls dinner from 6 — 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Pictured (left to right) are Becky Price, Tyler Mega, Janet Sanguedolce (seated), Nick Sapack, Kelly Ainsworth, Sheri MacMillan, Kira Gustafson, and Mike Gagnon holding bowls created by students for the event, which is meant to increase awareness of world hunger. (Courtesy photo)

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SANBORNTON — The Historical Society will host “1861 - Opening Guns of the War of Civil War,” a program presented by David Witham at the Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. April 14 is the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Federal fortress known as Fort Sumter, which protected the harbor of Charlestown, SC. For 30 straight hours, the newly organized forces of the Confederate States of American exchanged cannon shot with the vastly outnumbered Federal forces until the Yankees ran out of ammunition. Witham is the president of the Sanbornton Historical Society and is a retired U.S. History teacher and high school administrator. In 1972 he earned a master’s degree in American History from The State University of New York at Albany. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be provided. For general information, call Linda Salatiello at 286-4526 or e-mail info

Medieval and Renaissance Forum to be presented at Plymouth State University April 15 — 16

PLYMOUTH — More than 100 scholars from around the world will present their latest research on many aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture at the 32nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University April 15 — 16. The Forum will open at 9 a.m. on Friday with a procession from Rounds Hall to the Hartman Union Building (HUB). A traditional opening ceremony will follow in the HUB Fireplace Lounge. The theme of this year’s event is “Love, Friendship, Marriage,” exploring how secular and religious love, affection, and devotion were perceived and expressed in a variety of contexts. Conference Director Karolyn Kinane stated, “This year’s theme offers us insights into particularly personal, intimate, and private moments of medieval and Renaissance culture, things that are often difficult to recover.” Concurrent scholarly sessions will be held in Rounds Hall throughout the day on Friday and Saturday and are open to the public. Professor Thomas Luxon of Dartmouth College will present the Forum keynote address on “How Human Life Began: Sexual Reproduction in ‘Para-

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LACONIA — “Alexis Circus!” will be presented by Laconia Middle School from 5 — 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. The event will raise funds to benefit Ms. Eynon, who lost everything in a tragic fire this winter.

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LACONIA — The Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association (LYFCA) will sponsor a dance at the Middle School from 6 — 9 p.m. on Saturday April 16. All kids in grades 5 — 8 from the towns of Belmont,

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2011. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. On this date: In 1606, England’s King James I decreed the design of the original Union Flag, which combined the flags of England and Scotland. In 1811, fur traders employed by John Jacob Astor began building Fort Astoria in present-day Oregon. In 1877, the catcher’s mask was first used in a baseball game, by James Tyng of Harvard in a game against the Lynn Live Oaks. In 1934, “Tender Is the Night,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in book form after being serialized in Scribner’s Magazine. In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. In 1955, the Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective. In 1960, Candlestick Park in San Francisco first opened, with Vice President Richard Nixon throwing the ceremonial first pitch. In 1981, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral on its first test flight. One year ago: President Barack Obama opened a 47-nation nuclear summit in Washington, boosted by Ukraine’s announcement that it will give up its weapons-grade uranium. Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 86. Actress Jane Withers is 85. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 78. Actor Charles Napier is 75. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn is 72. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 71. Actor Frank Bank is 69. Rock singer John Kay is 67. Actor Ed O’Neill is 65. Author Tom Clancy is 64. Actor Dan Lauria is 64. Talk show host David Letterman is 64. Author Scott Turow is 62. Singer David Cassidy is 61. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 60. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas is 59. Singer Pat Travers is 57. Actor Andy Garcia is 55. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL’-ihs) is 55. Country singer Vince Gill is 54. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 54. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 53. Rock singer Art Alexakis is 49. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 47. Actress Alicia Coppola is 43. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 40. Actress Shannen Doherty is 40. Actress Marley Shelton is 37. Actress Jordana Spiro is 34. Rock musician Guy Berryman is 33. Actress Claire Danes is 32. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 32. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 24.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Eat at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery in Gilford and support “Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk”. 5 to 9 p.m. 50% of the food portion of your bill will be donated to Team (Colin) Sweetland, and 11-year-old boy who is participating in New Hampshire Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk in Manchester on May 14. National Library Week Special Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All children invited to this special event to hear a story from Mrs. McGonagle, check out a school bus and take home a trading card. United Baptist Church of Lakeport “Ready for Service” ladies are presenting an open program on “Foster & Adoptive Families for NH” by Beth Bascom. 6:30 pm. (23 Park Street in Laconia). Everyone is invited. Coffee/tea and dessert will be served. Call 524-8775 with questions. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All from ages 4 to 104 are welcome, as are people of all skill levels. We will teach. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. (Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) The Very Best Furry Friend Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Holly Raus and her therapy dog “Ben” will present their book “Ben: The Very Best Furry Friend”. Book signing available. National Library Week Special Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. All children invited to hear a story from Mrs. McGonagle, check out a school bus and take home a trading card. Philosophy Club meeting at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. One-hour “What’s Your Story” writing workshop at the Gilford Public Library. 3 to 4 p.m. Can you tell your story in one page?


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tea Rose Inn. For more information call 536-1001. Annual Lenten Handbell Service at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia. 7 p.m. A free offering will be collected to benefit the Salvation Army’s Carey House, the only homeless shelter in Belknap County. Free Mom & Me movie at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. 11:30 a.m. Belknap Mill Quilters Guild meeting at the Conference Center of the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa in Laconia. 6:30. Program will feature a trunk show by Sue Wei. Guests welcome. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716.

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Michael Kitch, Adam Drapcho, Gail Ober Reporters Elaine Hirshan, Office Manager Crystal Furnee, Jeanette Stewart Ad Sales Patty Johnson, Graphics Karin Nelson, Classifieds “Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 65 Water St., Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 17,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to meet for social enjoyment and the club helps the community TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. (Every Wednesday) The Very Best Furry Friend Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Holly Raus and her therapy dog “Ben” will present their book “Ben: The Very Best Furry Friend”. Book signing available. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m. National Library Week Special Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All children are invited to this special storytime with the town Department of Public Works. Share a story and get a close look at a sweeper truck. Tales For Tails at the Gilford Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Youngsters invited to choose a story and read to “Sam”, the Bernese mountain dog. Crafter’s Corner at the Gilford Public Library. 6 to 7:30 p.m. For crafters who love knitting, crocheting and other needlework projects. Fiddlin’ Fun with Ellen Carlson at the Gilford Public Library. 6 to 8 p.m. Playing Irish, Cajun, Bluegrass, Swing, Texas Longbow and many other forms, Ellen will explore her story of coming from a musical family with a great grandfather who played Swedish fiddle.

Felting demonstration kicks off League of NH Craftsmen ‘Spirit of the Maker’ series April 16 MEREDITH — The together with a felting League of NH Craftsneedle very quickly and men Meredith Retail firmly,” said Wright. Gallery will kick off Wright also creates its 2011 “Spirit of the felted wool character Maker” Demonstration faces inspired by her Series from 11 a.m. — 2 work in a nursing home p.m. on Saturday, April and by the familiar faces 16. of her family and friends. Fiber artist Carolyn “Most nursing home resWright will demonidents have bodies that strate her wool felting are failing them, but technique at the event. their faces are alive and She is one of many beautiful. They inspire juried League members me every day,” she said. “Bessy” is wool felting creation by fiber artist Carolyn Wright, who participating in the For more information, will kick off the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery’s Series, designed to educall 279-7920 or visit “Spirit of the Maker” Demonstration Series from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. cate the public about Saturday, April 16. (Courtesy photo) the skills and artistry edith. involved in making fine handcraft. Enthralled with all things fiber for many years, Wright creates felted wool animals using wool from her brother’s farm in Vermont. Her creations are inspired by both farm animals and those in the wild. All of her animals start with a core of solid wool, contain wire in the arms and legs if needed, and BELMONT — The New Horizons Band of the most have glass or onyx beads for eyes. “My favorLakes Region will join the New Horizons Band of ite core material is a brown wool mix from Jacob Portsmouth in a concert to be held at the Little crosses. It is crimpy and a little bit rough and comes Harbor School in Portsmouth at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Jointly the groups will play popular numbers such as “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Nutmeggers March,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Ballad for Peace.” The concert will also feature numbers by the New Horizons Jazz Ensembles, comprised of members of the larger bands. The Lakes Region group will be performing “Light My Fire” followed by a number with the Portsmouth Jazz Band entitled “Traces” made popular by Classics Four. Also participating in the concert will be the Portsmouth Middle School Jazz Band. Guest of honor performance will be Roy Ernst, founder of New Horizons International, a retired professor of music from the Eastman School of Music. Known as the “Pied Piper of music for senior citizens,” Ernst started the first New Horizons band in 1991. The New Horizons Bands are part of a networking of groups throughout the country, which encourage people 50 or older (younger people are welcome as well) to learn to play an instrument. For more information about the New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, call the director, Mary Divers at 524-8570, the Music Clinic at 528-6672, or visit

New Horizons Band in concert on April 16

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Northway Bank.

Coming to Meredith, May 2011.

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Dear Annie: I am an intelligent 70-something with a good education and am a responsible father and grandfather. I am also the husband (more than 40 years) of an amazing, accomplished woman. For the past 20 years, my wife has had a platonic friendship with a man who has far more in common with her than I do. I admit I’ve been jealous, but I also see how happy and radiant she is after a visit with him. She claims he is like a brother to her, and I think that is probably true. But I know she loves him. I’ve tried to change myself into someone more compatible with her. I’d been negligent for years in my personal hygiene and began taking more showers. And after a lifetime of overeating, dieting is difficult. I’m sure my body turns her off. I also have tried to enjoy the kinds of things she appreciates, but we are just too different in our tastes. My wife is sweet, kind and affectionate. She cooks great meals, keeps our home running smoothly and ministers to me gently when I am sick. She even does most of the repairs around the house. We do enjoy some things together, like movies and traveling. If I initiate sex, she is a willing partner. We share laughs and commiserate over our problems. If I forbid her to see this man, I know it will turn her away from me. So I have decided to let her spend time with him, especially when I am busy with things that don’t interest her. My life is good, my wife is happy, and I am truly content. The man she loves is intelligent and interesting, which makes it easier to take. I know she will never leave me. I’m determined to be happy for her. Are there other men who have had the strength to make a similar decision? -- Ex-Professor Out East Dear Professor: Possibly, although not too many would be so generous. These types of decisions are personal and indi-

vidual. If the arrangement is OK with you and makes your wife happy, it is no one else’s business. Dear Annie: I’m in middle school and have a friend who is very dear to me. But she lives under awful conditions. Her house constantly stinks, there are dog feces on the floor, and her father yells every five minutes. Not to mention, her siblings are rude and mean. I can’t stand staying in her house. It’s really disgusting. Still, I cherish my friend and want to hang out with her. How do I steer her toward my house without insulting her? -- Tired of Filth Dear Tired: If the conditions of your friend’s home are as bad as you say, you should discuss it with your parents and ask if they would check it out. There may be health issues that need to be addressed. In the meantime, invite your friend to your home often. If she tries to reciprocate, it is perfectly OK to tell her that you are more comfortable studying, watching TV or eating snacks in your own environment. Dear Annie: You printed a letter from “Would Like an Answer,” whose husband has violent outbursts of temper every so often. You suggested several possibilities, one of which was that he was having a reaction to his medications. The exact same crazy behavior happened to my usually sweet-tempered husband. It started after he was put on a beta-blocker for his blood pressure. He would fly into a brief rage for no reason. It took two changes of medication to find one that controlled his blood pressure without the unprovoked anger. Please pass this information on, because many times doctors don’t consider that medication could possibly be the culprit behind emotional problems. This type of behavior can break up the best of marriages. -- N.N.

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




For Rent

For Rent

THREE cute female gerbils with 20 gallon long tank & toys. $30. Cute male gerbil with 20 gallon high tank. $20. 832-3411

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

BELMONT at the Bypass, 2 bedroom, outstanding screened porch basement storage, $850 plus utilities security and references. 603-630-1296.

LAKE Winnisquam docks for rent 524-6662.

Belmont: 1BR, economical gas heat, quietcountry setting, $595/month +utilities, security and references. 455-5848.

Laconia Almost New Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury 2 Bedroom Condominium. Stainless, hardwood, central air, large deck. $1,200. No smoking, no pets please. One year lease. Call 603-293-9111 for information.

YELLOW Lab- Male 1 year old. AKC $300. Call 998-3609

Antiques BUYING old books, maps, and letters. 630-0675

Business Opportunities

BRISTOL: Newly renovated 2-Bedroom apartment. Heat & hot water included. $700/month. $100 discount on first months rent. 217-4141.


Golf club repair & regripping. Small investment 527-0547

2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. Black 5 speed, loaded. $9,500 OBO. Call Scott at 603-369-0494

NEED Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell.

CUTE 1-bedroom and studio. re modeled apartment in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $560-$620/Month. No pets. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733

For Rent

FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Attic Storage. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471.

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

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

BOATS SEASONAL rentals, 2 boat slips on Paugus Bay up to 23 ft/ non live aboard, $2000/ each. 387-2311.

$500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apartments in Laconia. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2 & 3-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 & $850 + utilities; Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

FRANKLIN: 2BR Mobile home for rent, $700 plus utilities, Security deposit required, no dogs. 279-5846. Gilford-3 bedroom. $1,000/Month. All utilities included. Available May 1st. No dogs/cats. Seen by appt. 528-5540 GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $150/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or 832-3334. GILMANTON Iron Works: 1-BR w/heat, $650. Large 2-BR w/heat, $850. (603)509-2337. HOUSE Share, Country setting, Shaker Rd. $650 includes everything. Sec deposit and references Call 630-1296.

LACONIA Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath, newly renovated. $850 per month plus security deposit. Many amenities. 279-5991. LACONIA wonderful 2 bedroom, close to hospital, town and Rte 106. Laundry, porch, modern kitchen, $750+ utilities. 455-0874. Laconia- 2-bedroom upstairs, garage parking, waterfront. Includes heat, $750/Month. References and deposit required. 724-1985 Laconia- 248 South Main Street. 3 Bedroom single family home. 1 Bathroom, washer and dryer hook up. Security deposit $500.00. Rent is $950.00/Month. Tenant responsible for Electric, gas, water, etc. Pam 393-8379

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LACONIA: Downtown, 875 sq.ft. 1-bedroom condo, includes parking, dishwasher, washer/dryer, hot water, gym, cable TV and internet. $1,000/month + gas and electricity. No smoking. 387-1638.

GILFORD on Winnipesaukee, large 1BR unit directly on water, private family atmosphere, sandy child friendly beach, boat dock. Close to all activities. $900 per week, longer terms negotiable. 293-8237 for “go see” and application.

LACONIA: Sunny, 1-Bedroom, hardwood floors, 3rd floor, washer/dryer hookup, heat, $600. Security & references. (603)293-7038. LACONIA: 1-3 Bedrooms starting at $160/Week. Most include Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LACONIA: 3-bedroom home with plenty of parking & woodburner. $900/Month. 556-3146. LAKE Winnipesaukee, Gilford, 4/15/11- 11/15/11. One bedroom cottage condo completely furnished. 2 loveseats in livingrm open to beds, shared dock, mooring for boat 25 or under, elec heat, ac, $800/ month plus utilities. Sec. deposit required. 603-293-7801.

MEREDITH 1-2 bedroom apartments & mobile homes. $650-$800/ month + utilities. No pets. 279-5846 MEREDITH 2BR apt first floor, walk to docks, village, great space, non-smoking, w/d hookups, parking, no util. $750 a month. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123 MEREDITH- In-Town apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH: 3 bedroom mobile home, $800 plus utilities, security, no dogs, 279-5846. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.


Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, both on 1st floor and with direct access to basement with coin-op laundry, $215 & $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 ONE Bedroom apartment in Weirs Beach with heat, hot water & electric. $800/Month. $800 Security deposit. 393-2836

LACONIA- Large 1 Bedroom apartment. Newly paiinted, hardwood floors, new appliances. $175/Week + security. Utilities not included. Call 524-1349 Pat

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

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

TILTON: 3-bedroom spacious apt.,convenient location, no pets. $850/Month. plus utilities, heat. Security deposit, references. 286-8200

LACONIA-SUNNY large Victorian, 2 bedroom, kitchen, livingroom, diningroom and den, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, beautiful, $850/ month including heat, 494-4346.

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

LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892.

LACONIA 2BR apt first floor, $875 util not incl, no pets, sec dep and

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom

Laconia-OShea Industrial Park 72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. WarehouseManufacturing. $5,800.00 • 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space $2,800.00 • 3,340 Sq. Ft. WarehouseManufacturing $1,800.00

FHA Heat/AC 3 Phase Power 72 Primrose Drive, Laconia


LAKEPORT lake view, 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms, includes washer/ dryer and 2 car parking $190/ week. 4 weeks sec. deposit, 1st weeks rent in advance. No dogs, no smoking, references, credit check a must, leave message for Bob Thurston Real Estate, 781-283-0783.

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

LACONIA 2BR apt first floor, $875 util not incl, no pets, sec dep and refs. 520-5171

For Rent-Commercial

Meredith- Professional office or studio space. Second floor, 3 rooms incl kitchen and half bath, great space, large closets, heated, non-smoking. $625 per month. Cell 781-862-0123 or 279-7887

For Sale 2002 MXZ 600, 1900 miles, good shape, $1300. Honda EM5000 generator, 20 hours, $1200. 848-0014. 2005 Mercury 8HP 4 stroke motor, great condition, with gas can. $1400 firm. Call Tom at 387-5934. 81-87 Chevy Truck Parts. Many new in box. Four-235-75-15 tires. $200. Two-245-70-16. tires $100. All tires mounted on 6-Lug Chevy Aluminum rims. 630-0957 AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”. BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 CASH for old guns & ammo, hunting knives, military. 528-0247 Classic Ethan Allen curio cabinet. 72 in. high, 12.5 in. wide, 12 in. deep. Antique yellow glass on 3 sides, 3 shelves, drawer on bottom, inside light. Excellend condition $395. 279-6515 CRAFTSMAN 12-inch band saw. $200 Pro-form treadmill $200. 10-inch table saw $75. Oak dining room set $1,200. Sleep sofa $150. 527-0547 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 Farmers Sink, cast iron, circa 1900 44X22, high back $300 firm as is, or $700 refinished any color. 455-9846 Hay for sale. Horse and cow hay and mulch hay. $4/Bale. Sanborton, NH. Call 603-286-4844 or 603-630-8642. Jett III Ultra Power Wheelchair with oxygen carrier. Like new $2,500. Antique radios, many power tools. 744-6107. Thrifty Yankee: Rt. 25 Meredith. 279-0607. Across from ILHS Open Thursday-Sunday, 9a-5p.

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For Sale SOLAR Energy Tanning bed. Used 1 season. Paid $1,700 asking $1,000 firm. Bulbs are good for 3-years. Shes a beauty! 707-9843 TROYBILT Snowblower, Squall model, 3 years old, electric start, 5.5hp, 21” clearance, $150/b.o.; Westinghouse, 19” LCD HD TV, used very little, works as new, manual, remote and wall mount, $125. 267-0977. TWO Wood Stoves for sale, $150.00 each. Please call (603)-387-3940

Furniture AMAZING!

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

Help Wanted FRONT DESK

Fireside Inn and Suites is looking for a person to fil a front desk position. Willing to work full-time in peak season and part-time in off-peak season, weekends a must. Must be energetic, reliable, flexible and good with people, also must have good skills with calculator, computer and be able to multi-task. Experience in hospitality industry a plus. Come in and fill out an application today. 17 Harris Shore Rd. Gilford, NH 03249.

GARDEN CENTER Full-Time Lot Attendant Knowledge of equipment operation, delivery and loading of materials.

253-7111 HARTS Turkey Farm Restaurant is looking for a bakery assistant. Baking experience is a must and cake decorating experience would be a plus. This is a full time position through the fall and a part time position through the winter. Must be flexible and detail oriented. Weekends and holidays are a must. Send resume to PO Box 664, Meredith, NH 03253 or email, attention Chris, to

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


We are looking for a responsible and highly motivated individual to join our first shift team of machinists. Applicants must be experienced in the efficient set-up of CNC milling or turning (Mori-Seiki equipment). Familiarity in machining various grades of materials and an excellent knowledge of tooling is required. This position is a great opportunity for an individual who is dedicated to the industry of machining, and is looking to advance his or her career. We offer challenging work, without repetition, in a clean and professional environment. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation pay, tuition reimbursement, section 125 plan, efficiency bonuses, and much, much more. If you are thinking of making a change for the better, come visit our facility and talk with our people. Then come grow with us. Applicants are asked to apply in person (to discuss qualifications), Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at: BURNS MACHINE, LLC 516 PROVINCE ROAD ROUTE 107 INDUSTRIAL PARK LACONIA, NH 03246


Responsibilities for this part time position include facility maintenance and cleaning, handling of scrap materials, ordering and maintaining proper supply levels, some shipping/receiving and local deliveries. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation pay, tuition reimbursement, section 125 plan, efficiency bonuses, and much, much more. If you are thinking of making a change for the better, come visit our facility and talk with our people. Then come grow with us. Applicants are asked to apply in person (to discuss qualifications), Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at: BURNS MACHINE, LLC 516 PROVINCE ROAD ROUTE 107 INDUSTRIAL


Roommate Wanted

2007 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883L: Excellent condition, white, 415 miles. $5,500/b.o. or 603-520-6190 for more info.

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


Classic cottage on waterfront in Gilford. Family Friendly Association. Something for everyone here. Year-round potential. 527-8836 IN-TOWN LOT For Sale by Owner Level 0.23 Acre Building Lot on North Street, Laconia. Great Neighborhood! $44,900, Call 603 528-8608

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

Attractive Landscapes

50% OFF for New Customers Spring Cleaning. Residential, Office, Commerical & Construction. 581-4877.

AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS. Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guranteed. FMI (603)730-2521.

LICENSED JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN Must have excellent references and steady work history. Please e-mail resume to: Attention Kathy

is seeking qualified candidates to fill summer positions:

MARINA POSITION OPENING, support for fuel service, retail store and boat rental program beginning early May through Oct 10, weekdays in May, June, Sept, Oct, all days July/Aug, excellent customer service/sales skills, system skills, & boating knowledge/experience. Channel Marine, 366-4801 X 205.

Job descriptions and applications are available on the town website or by e-mail from the recreation director.

PLATINUM Salon and Spa is looking for an experienced stylist with clientele to join our team. Call 524-7724.



Real Estate

LACONIA. Female caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimers. Services will include but are not limited to personal care, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping based on available time. This is a part-time position offering 10-20 hours each week. 978-807-7470

Part-Time Mechanic needed to help with automotive projects. Evenings or weekends. Joe 998-6986


Commercial/Residential Spring Clean-Ups Lawncare & Landscaping Walkways & Patios Retaining Walls Lawn Repair & Renovations Year Round Property Maintenance Fully Insured • Free Estimates Reasonable Rates 603-524-3574• 603-455-8306

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 CHANGING Times Landscape Lawn maintenance, Spring clean up from A to Z. Office 207-453-2585.

LAWNCARE cleanup, light hauling, Masonry.832-8586


BELMONT PARKS & RECREATION Lifeguard Beach Gatekeeper Sargent Park Attendant Summer Camp Counselor

JAYNES Painting is now Ruels Painting. Same great service! Jason Ruel Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! 393-0976

We require people who are: • Team Players with an Outgoing Attitude

• Customer Focused • Competitive Pay

Come in for an Interview at our JOB FAIR! Tuesday April 12th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm KFC, 35 Tilton Rd, Tilton, NH 03276

Can’t make these times? Drop by for an application all week!

Janet Breton, Recreation Director Town of Belmont PO Box 310 Belmont, NH 03220-0310 Phone: 524-4350 E-Mail: Equal Opportunity Employer

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

D&S Driving School Tilton, NH Safety First! Next sign up before May 13th. 603-832-3243


on private trout pond. FFF certified casting instructor. Gift cert. available. (603)356-6240. www.mountainviewflyfishing.c om New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 286-4121

Mobile Homes BELMONT-SOLID 2-bedroom 1 1/2 bath on lovely 2.6 acres. 25x45 Garage/barn, room to grow. Great for active retirees or young family. $110,000. 527-8836


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

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

LNA – Per Diem – All Shifts

1993 CBR 600. No plastic, runs good, new battery. $900. 1983 GPZ 750 $600. 343-3753

COOK - Per Diem

2000 XL1200C HD Sportster. Under 18,000 miles. Runs Great $3,800. B/O. Call 279-0490

Other Positions: Exceptional Talent Apply

2000Harley Davidson DYNA-Conv ertible, carb, 88 cu. In., forward controls, touring seats. Excellent condition. 6,300 miles $7,000.

We are located at 153 Parade Road, Meredith.

CNC LATHE OPERATORS PART-TIME WELDER Small Lakes-Region manufacturer seeks motivated and reliable CNC Lathe operator for our first and second shifts. Strong working knowledge of a variety of inspection equipment such as optical comparator, height gages, thread/pin gages, dial calipers and hand-held micrometers, along with strong math skills. Minimum of five years experience needed. We are also looking for a part time welder for second shift. For the right candidate, this can be an opportunity for advancement with a steadily growing company. Benefits include: Paid holidays and vacation, health and dental insurance.

Interested individuals should apply in person Monday - Friday between 9AM and 5PM at Quality Controls, Inc.

Senator Jim Forsythe to be guest speaker at Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee meeting tonight CENTER BARNSTEAD — Senator Jim Forsythe will be the guest speaker at the Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC) meeting to be held at at J.J. Goodwin’s Restuarant at 6:30 p.m. tonight. District 4 State Senator Jim Forsythe is a member of the Senate Transportation Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate Education


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Committee. Immediately following the business portion of the meeting, he will share his thoughts about the many bills that have been introduced, including the NH State Budget. Those who wish to have an optional dinner prior to the meeting should arrive by 5:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail


HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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


MASONRY: Custom stonework, brick/block, patios, fireplaces, repairs/repointing. 726-8679, Paul. Simply Decks and More. Free estimates. Fully Insured. No job too big. Call Steve. 603-393-8503.

Storage Space CLEAN DRY Storage Easy access. $85/ month. 520-4465.

Home Care: at the Very Heart of Healthcare….. RN Weekend Coordinator: 32 hour/week, benefited position. Work with referral sources & patients, process intake, schedule staff & manage telehealth protocols for 3 core programs during day shift, every other weekend. Position requires home visits 32 hrs/week opposite weekend schedule. Must be or willing to become IV qualified. Must be skilled with computers, well organized, have strong clinical, communication & customer service skills. Prefer some supervisory experience. Submit resume to: HR, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. FAX to 603-524-8217, e-mail EOE

The Town of Gilmanton is accepting proposals for the installation and repair of the windows at the Academy Building, located at 503 Province Road, Gilmanton NH 03237. Proposals should include: Installation of pulley covers over each window pulley. Restoration of the original wood windows to proper operation and fit, and to weatherize the same windows with bronze v-strips or another appropriate product. Caulking all trim around windows, paying particular attention to trim associated with wainscoting. Ensuring all storm windows are in proper working order and are installed and caulked properly. Insulating window weight side pockets and exploring the option of new counter balance system, also sealing and insulating the sash weight cavities. Proposals should include an estimate for installing custom interior storm windows for the stain glass window above the main entrance. Replacing the single pane door glazing with high performance glazing. Replacing the back three upper windows associated with the balcony level with new high performance windows.

Proposals will be accepted until 4:30 PM on April 22, 2011 at the Selectmen’s Office, Academy Building, 503 Province Rd., Gilmanton, NH 03237. Bids will be opened at the Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, April 25th at 6:00 pm.

The Town of Gilmanton reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. The Town will evaluate the bids on the basis of overall value and is not obligated to accept the lowest bid.


The Town of Gilmanton is accepting proposals for the insulation of the shell of the Academy Building, located at 503 Province Road, Gilmanton NH 03237. Proposals should include the most environmental friendly materials available. The proposals should include in their scope of work the following:

Air Sealing; reduce air infiltration by 32% Attic; Improve existing Insulation to grade 1 and increase to R50, Improve attic hatch over balcony to R40. Ceiling: Improve ceiling of front stage area with R 10 Rigid and sheet rock Ceiling Vaulted: Improve vaulted ceiling of front stage area with R10 Rigid and sheet rock Framed Floors: Improve framed floor below and over front alcove to R30 Grade 1 Walls: Improve elevated walls of front stage area with R10 Rigid and sheet rock; Improve all side hatches to R20 Basement Walls: Improve to R19 with closed cell spray foam Crawlspace Walls: Improve to R19 with closed cell spray foam Rim Bands: Improve to R19 with closed cell spray foam Ventilation; Ventilation in bathroom must be redirected to outside the Academy Building. Contractor must agree to a third party quality assurance inspection and contractor will cure any defects or discrepancies found.

Plans and specifications will be accepted until 4:30 pm April 22,2011 at the Selectmen’s Office, Academy Building, 503 Province Rd., Gilmanton, NH 03237. The Town of Gilmanton reserves the right to reject any and all proposal. Bids will be opened at the Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, April 25th at 6:00 pm.

Town will evaluate the bids on the basis of overall value and is not obligated to accept the lowest bid.

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