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LACONIA — Last summer, when the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry put a call out for donations, John Walker took notice. He was then moved, several months later, when a news report stated that two-thirds of the city’s students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. What do those students eat during the summer break, he wondered. He worried what the answer to that question is. “We’re here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, vacation capital, and our school kids are going to bed hungry. That seems crazy to me,” Walker said. Thinking about this problem, Walker dreamed up a solution and floated the idea to Warren Bouton, the pastor of the Congregational Church of Laconia, who suggested that he take his concept to a meeting of Lakes Region Better Together, where he gained support and contacts. Within a few see LUNCH page 9

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry took to the air Tuesday to survey some of the ravaged counties of West Texas devastated by wildfires that have blackened tens of thousands of acres, destroyed dozens of homes and left one firefighter critically injured. Perry flew in a plane over fires still burning in the rolling plains of Stonewall County with state emergency management chief Nim Kidd before appearing at a news conference at a Texas Forest Service command center in the town of Merkel in Taylor County. Perry, who grew up near the Stonewall County fire, said that even as firefighters gained the initiative on some of the biggest fires, “Our experience tells us that we have a long way to go.” “The threat of wildfires is one we’ve lived with consistently for months, and I urge Texans to continue heeding all warnings see TEXAS page 4

Obama will jump into U.S. debt debate today WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, jumping into a debt-reduction debate that will help define the rest of his term, will outline his ideas Wednesday for curbing the costs of Medicare and Medicaid and taking other steps to turn around the nation’s spending habits. Ahead of his effort, House Republicans warned they would not consider any plan that includes tax increases. Obama will give congressional leaders of both parties a preview of his speech, scheduled for delivery at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, during a private meeting at the White House on Wednesday morning. The White House has refused to discuss details of the speech, but Obama is expected to call for a “balanced” approach of shared burdens that takes on entitlement programs,

defense spending and taxes. The president’s move also is intended to serve as a counter to a major Republican proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Ryan’s plan would seek to cut more than $5 trillion in spending over the next decade, built around a drastic reshaping of Medicare and other federal safety-net entitlement programs, and would lower the tax rate for the nation’s top payers. “The point is that balance is essential,” Obama spokesman Jay Carney said. “What is not acceptable in the president’s view — and we believe in the American people’s view — is a plan that achieves serious deficit reduction only by asking for sacrifice from the middle class, seniors, the disabled and the poor, and while providing substantial tax cuts to the very well off.”

In a divided Washington, where a budget standoff between Obama and House Republicans nearly led to a government shutdown last week, the broader debt debate now begins in earnest. It is expected to shape both the course of legislation and a presidential campaign that already has Obama seeking a second term. Obama has renewed his call to end the Bush-era tax cuts for households earning more than $250,000 a year or individuals earning above $200,000. The White House has insisted that every aspect of the government must be considered as part of a serious discussion on debt, including revenues, which tends to be Washington-speak for taxes. “If the president begins the discussion by saying we must increase taxes on the see OBAMA page 4

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican investigators have found a total of 116 bodies in pits near the U.S. border, 28 more than previously reported, Attorney General Marisela Morales said Tuesday. Morales said a total of 17 suspects tied to the brutal Zetas drug gang have been detained in relation to the killings in the northern state of Tamaulipas, some of whom have purportedly confessed to abducting passengers from buses and killing them. President Felipe Calderon said a 19-yearold man who is among the detained con-

fessed to killing more than 200 people. Calderon gave no other details. Interior Secretary Francisco Blake Mora pledged to step up the presence of troops and federal police in the area where the killings occurred and not leave the area until the killers and drug gang members there have been caught. “Organized crime, in its desperation, resorts to committing atrocities that we can’t and shouldn’t tolerate as a government and as a society,” Blake said. The graves were found earlier this month in the township of San Fernando, the

same area of Tamaulipas where investigators found the bodies of 72 migrants massacred by suspected drug cartel gunmen last August. Most of the 72 migrants were Central Americans, who frequently travel through the area to reach the United States. Police say witnesses in the latest killing case have told them that gunmen pulled the victims, mostly young men, off passenger buses traveling through the San Fernando area in late March. Authorities blame the abductions on the Zetas drug gang, the same group accused in the migrant killings.

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part of the state. Many residents worry the power lines would be an eyesore that could erode property values and hurt tourism. Some wonder if the project is needed at all. The letter was sent several days after two members of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation said they oppose the hydroelectric power project in its current form. U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, both R-N.H., told federal Energy Secretary Steven Chu they want the Energy Department to study alternatives to building the power towers, including see NORTHERN PASS page 12

CONCORD (AP) — A new report from the federal government confirms what New Hampshire officials have acknowledged for years: The state’s mental health system is broken, failing and in crisis. The U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division recently investigated the state for possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It concluded that the state is violating the federal law by failing to provide adequate communitybased services to people with mental illness, leading to needless and prolonged stays at New Hampshire Hospital, the state mental hospital, and Glencliff Home, its nursing home for those with serious mental illness or developmental disabilities. “Reliance on unnecessary and expensive institutional care both violates the civil rights of people with disabilities and incurs unnecessary expense,” Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote in a report sent to the state last week. “Community integration with appropriate services and supports will permit the state to support people with disabilities, including mental illness, in settings appropriate to their needs in a more cost effective manner.” As the report noted, the state has long acknowledged most of the failings and offered detailed plans to fix them in a 10-year plan it developed in 2008. But progress has been slow, and lawmakers also are considering cuts to the community mental health system that could make enacting the plan more difficult. Under the budget recently passed by the House, the state would save $6.7 million a year by reducing the number

of adults eligible for mental health services and $5.8 million a year by changing eligibility rules for children. The state’s 10 community mental health centers say that will eliminate treatment for 3,500 children and more than 4,000 adults. The federal report concluded that the community mental health centers should be seeing more patients, not fewer. It said the average cost of insti-

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sion, broadband services, senior living and sporting goods. For more than a decade she was with Federal Express, beginning as a customer service representative and rising to senior operations manager. With Federal Express Farley spent two years working with feeder airlines and small airports in Keene, New Hampshire and Rutland, Vermont and three years opening and and expanding ground and air operations in China.

MENTAL HEALTH from page 2 The report was particularly critical of the Glencliff Home, which it said puts virtually no focus on discharge planning. In recent years, far more residents of Glencliff have died each year than have been returned to their communities. “Other than age in some cases, it does not appear that the individuals at Glencliff present any novel or different set of disabilities than their peers at (New Hampshire Hospital) — all of whom are at least nominally in the active, state-endorsed pipeline toward placement in a more integrated community setting,” the report said. “Given this, it is unclear then

why similar placement efforts are not, and have not been, underway for the individuals at Glencliff.” Perez also wrote that he is concerned that the state relies too much on group housing once people leave the hospital. About 10 percent of those discharged last year were sent to homeless shelters, jail or other institutional settings, he said. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that officials were reviewing the report and had no immediate formal response. In the report, Perez said he was encouraged by the state’s cooperation and willingness to correct the problems.

OBAMA from page 2 American people — as his budget does — my response will be clear: Tax increases are unacceptable and a nonstarter,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said. “We don’t have deficits because Americans are taxed too little. We have deficits because Washington spends too much.” The top Senate Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said Tuesday: “Hopefully the president will put forward a plan that doesn’t just pay lip service to the commitments we’ve made to seniors and the poor, but which acknowledges the unique problems that this generation and a rising generation of Americans face.” The ballooning year-by-year deficit

has pushed the national debt above a staggering $14 trillion. The administration is clamoring for Congress to raise the government’s borrowing authority above $14.3 trillion to avoid a government default on its debt, but Republicans want spending cuts in return. That showdown helps sets the context for Obama’s speech. Obama is expected to meet at the White House with Boehner, McConnell, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and top Democrats, too: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

TEXAS from page 2 from fire and local officials and to take whatever precautions necessary to minimize the risk of wildfire.” State crews are supporting local efforts to fight 14 major wildfires in 19 West Texas counties. He said that every year, his team gets “a little better at dealing with natural disasters.” But he appealed to Texans “to continue to be very cautious” with fire. Nearby Tom Green County has lost 11,000 acres to the flames, while nearly 17,000 acres have burned in Midland County and more than 103,000 acres in Stonewall, Knox and King counties. Another blaze that erupted in Presidio County destroyed 40 homes in neighboring Jeff Davis County over the weekend. Firefighters got the 108,000-acre Presidio County fire 60 percent contained Tuesday. Before going to West Texas, Perry prefaced a speech to a free enterprise group in Dallas with praise for firefight-

ers. “Our state is really blessed to have brave men and women who never hesitate to run toward great danger that others are fleeing,” Perry said. Perry on Sunday renewed a disaster proclamation for 249 of the state’s 254 counties, making them eligible to request government assistance as needed to respond to wildfires. The governor’s initial proclamation was Dec. 21, but was renewed on Jan. 19, Feb. 17 and March 18, as extreme wildfire conditions and the drought lingered. In February 2010 officials declared a severe two-year drought in Texas over and rainfall continued throughout the summer over most of the state. But beginning in late summer, early fall last year, the tap shut off and drought began to set in. Alan Craft, a spokesman for the Texas Forest Service, said firefighters are making good progress in some areas, but that the hot weather and drought are likely to make 2011’s wildfires worse than in recent years.


Red Sox fall to 2-9 with another loss to Rays BOSTON (AP) — David Price and Tampa Bay’s rebuilt bullpen were too much for the Boston Red Sox. These days, it seems every team is. Price outpitched Jon Lester in a matchup of lefthanded aces and the Rays broke a tie with the Red Sox for the worst record in baseball with a 3-2 win on Tuesday night. Boston fell to 2-9 while Houston, which began the day with an NL-worst 2-8 record, beat the Cubs 11-2. “Both starting pitchers were very good,” Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. “I just love David’s tenacity. I really do. This is a young man with great stuff, but tenacity to make him great. He just kept coming after them.” When he hit Kevin Youkilis with his 116th pitch of the night to put runners at first and second with two outs in the eighth, relievers Joel Peralta retired the next batter and Kyle Farnsworth pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save of the season and 28th of his 14-year career. In the offseason, the Rays lost almost their entire bullpen — Joaquin Benoit, Rafael Soriano, Dan Wheeler, Grant Balfour, Randy Choate and Lance Cormier. “Those guys shutting them down right there at the end, that’s pretty good,” Price said. “I feel comfortable with those guys going eight and nine, for sure.” Tampa Bay, which romped 16-5 on Monday night, can complete a series sweep Wednesday night. Price (1-2) allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings. He left with runners at first and second and Peralta ended

the eighth by getting Jed Lowrie to fly out. Righthander Farnsworth worked the ninth against three lefty pinch-hitters, striking out Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew and getting David Ortiz to fly to right. “Down in the bullpen I knew they were sitting on the bench,” Farnsworth said, “so you’ve got to get ready for them.” Lester (0-1) pitched well for his second straight outing but remained winless. He pitched seven shutout innings in his previous start, but the Cleveland Indians won 1-0 when Daniel Bard allowed a run on a suicide squeeze in the eighth. “We were facing one of the better guys in the league tonight, just like they were,” Boston manager Terry Francona said. “We didn’t go into the game thinking we we’re going to knock him around the ballpark.” What must the Red Sox do to turn their season around? “We need a night like they had last night,” Lester said. “We need a night where we show up and just pound the baseball and we do everything right. ... We’re just not putting everything together. One night it’s the pitching. One night it’s the hitting. Some nights it’s both. Nothing right now is clicking for us.” The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the third on Darnell McDonald’s first homer of the season. Tampa Bay scored three times in the fifth. Sam Fuld, who had two doubles, a triple and a homer the previous day, drove in the Rays’ first run with a dribbler down the first base line.

11 of 18 Belknap Co. reps support nullification concept LACONIA — Eleven of the 18 members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives elected in Belknap County, all Republicans, voted recently in favor of a resolution affirming the right of state legislatures to prohibit — and if necessary — punish efforts to enforce acts by the federal government they deem violate the Constitution of the United States. House Concurrent Resolution 19 rests on a controversial reading of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, which states “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In 1931, the United States Supreme Court held that the amendment”added nothing to the [Constitution] as originally ratified” and 10 years later explained that it “states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered. There is nothing in the history of its adoption to suggest that it was more than declaratory of the relationship between the national and state governments as it had been established by the Constitution before the amendment.” Only when the federal government has sought to

compel states to enforce federal laws, have courts found violations of the 10th Amendment. However, recently a number of state legislatures have turned to the 10th Amendment in seeking to restrict the reach of federal authority. Sponsored by Representative Daniel Itse (R-Fremont), HCR-19 resembles similar resolutions adopted in more than a dozen states since 2009, when Itse introduced a similar resolution that failed. This year the resolution carried the House by 242 to 122. Voting in favor were Representatives Harry Accornero, Bob Luther and Frank Tilton of Laconia; Dennis Fields and Bill Tobin of Sanbornton; Colette Worsman and Roberty Greemore of Meredith; Dave Russell of Gilmanton; Elaine Swinford and Guy Comtois of Barnstead; and Robert Malone of Alton. Those voting against were Peter Bolster and Jeffrey St. Cyr of Alton; Alida MIllham of Gilford; and Jim Pilliod of Belmont. Don Flanders and Robert Kingsbury of Laconia and Tyler Simpson of New Hamptin did not vote. — Michael Kitch

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An addiction to gambling & 2 unreasonable women They’re back. Actually, they never left, they just laid low while the heat of political anger blew over. They are the schemers and scammers of Wall Street who devised the Phantasmagoric Money-FromNothing Good Times Machine that was fueled by indecipherable derivatives and other financial fairy dust. If you’re presently stuck in hard economic times, you have them to thank, for it was their hocus-pocus that — poof! — imploded our economy in 2008. Responding to public outrage, President Obama and the Democratic Congress passed a reform bill last year that tightened the rules on these tricksters. But now — with Wall-Street-hugging Republicans running the House and Obama himself turning into Wall Street’s best buddy — the schemers and scammers are demanding that Washington loosen those pesky rules so they can restart that Good Times Machine for their own fun and profit. For example, the biggest banks are pressing hard for the Treasury Department to exempt a derivatives game called “foreign-exchange swaps” from any regulation. These gamble on the ups and downs of foreign currencies. Not only are they explosively risky, they’re massive, with some $4-trillion being bet on them every day. A hiccup in this speculative game can ruin the day of a whole country. But a handful of Wall Street giants rake in about $9-billion a year handling these high-rolling bets, and they don’t want the public even seeing what they’re doing. “Don’t regulate us,” they insist, “trust us.” After all, they say, this currency game is the one derivatives market that did not crash in 2008. Not so fast, slick. The only reason the market for foreign-exchange swaps didn’t crash is that the Federal Reserve poured more than $5-trillion into foreign central banks that year to prop it up. Such runaway greed by Wall Street is why change is so desperately needed. The Powers That Be claim that it’s unreasonable to regulate Wall Street. However, as George Bernard Shaw noted a century ago, “All change comes from

the power of unreasonable people.” I think Shaw would agree to one small addendum to his sage observation, which is that such people are considered unreasonable only by the entrenched powers that always oppose change. Let me offer two examples of people today who deserve our applause for rankling the establishment and, in turn, enduring its furious abuse: Sheila Bair and Elizabeth Warren. Both are daring to bring a stronger consumer and public-interest voice into the closed, cliquish and often self-serving world of banking. Bair heads the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which gives a big helping hand to banks by insuring their customers’ deposits. The FDIC is also supposed to help consumers and taxpayers by regulating banks. And — my goodness — unlike some of her predecessors, she has chosen to do both jobs, including providing tough enforcement of regulations to prevent bank failures, foster real competition and deter banker finagling. At a recent meeting, financial chieftains showed their appreciation for her work (and their ugly side) with a cascade of catcalls, guffaws, snorts and boos as she spoke. Booed by bankers. I’m sure that’s unpleasant at the moment — but what a badge of honor! Likewise, Warren is under constant attack by Wall Street bosses and the flock of Republican Congress critters who shamelessly serve them. She helped create and is now setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a watchdog over banker abuses. To show their gratitude, the bankers got their GOP mad-dogs to slash the bureau’s budget and simply eliminate Warren’s salary. To add your voice in support of these two “unreasonable” women, go to Bankster USA: www.banksterusa.org. (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including “There’s Nothing In the Middle of Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos” and his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)

We are asking for your continued support of the Meredith pantry To the editor, The Meredith Emergency Food Pantry would like to say thank you to all who help support us! The help and dedication you have shown in our food pantry is a combined support, which will help us continue to fight hunger in the Lakes Region. We would like to thank all the individual donators,

also local businesses, organizations, churches and schools. Due to the tremendous increase in need, donations go out as fast as they come in. Therefore we are asking for your continuous support. Paul Rowley Meredith Emergency Food Pantry

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LETTERS Hawaii Health Dept. has confirmed it holds the original certificate To the editor, How do you prove something to people who come to the facts believing, out of fear or hatred or maybe just partisanship, that they’re being tricked? Mr. Stephenson and many supporters of the far-right agenda fall into this category. President Obama has released his birth certificate and there is no shred of credible evidence to support allegations that the birth certificate isn’t authentic. And that’s true no matter how many people (I’m assuming these are the “experts” that Stephenson refers to) cling to some hint of doubt and use the Internet to fuel their innate sense of distrust. It is possible that Obama conspired his way to the highest office in the land, involving a vast network of people and government agencies over decades of lies. Anything is possible. But step back and look at the overwhelming evidence to the contrary and most people’s sense of what’s reasonable has to take over. The director of Hawaii’s Department of Health has confirmed that this department holds the original birth certificate and that the certificate has all the elements the State Department requires for proving citizenship, including an embossed seal and registrar’s signature. In addition, a birth announcement was published in the Honolulu Advertiser

on Sunday, August 13, 1961. Could it be possible that Obama’s grandparents planted the announcement in the event their grandson needed to prove his U. S. citizenship in order to run for president someday? In response to Mr. Stephenson’s unfounded allegation that President Obama “supports Muslims more than Christians”, I would have him study recent history to learn about the Bush administrations reaching out to the Muslim community after the 9/11 attacks. President Bush named a special envoy to Islamic nations in a bid to promote U.S. goals among Muslims and to counter deep mistrust of America. The Bush administration is also responsible for inaugurating a first class stamp honoring the two Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Based on Mr. Stephenson’s reasoning, is it fair to speculate that George W. Bush is a Muslim? I find it hard to believe that Earle accuses me of “character assassination”, yet in the same letter takes pride in dubbing Professor Sandy as the “nutty professor”. If he can’t see the “double standard” and hypocrisy he must be blinded by his own arrogance. In addition, I don’t have to assassinate Mr. Stephenson’s character; he does quite well on his own. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

Higher oil prices will weigh on demand in much of the world To the editor, It has been expected that oil prices will be weaker in the second half of 2011, but there is a high risk of a more sustained price spike. The collapse of a Gulf monarchy would set a potentially game-changing precedent. The oil markets will likely be frightened even if Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, remains stable. Violence in Libya has heightened concerns about the impact of the political crises in the Middle East and North Africa on international oil supplies. Oil prices have risen sharply. There are a number of factors including inventories that could be called on to plug gaps in supply to potentially mitigate the impact of the situation on the oil market. Another important

factor is that OPEC members have ample spare capacity that could be brought into play should it be necessary to increase production. It is worrying that much of this spare capacity is concentrated in the very states that are deemed to be at high risk of unrest, including Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Angola, and Algeria. Stability in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter (accounting for 15-percent of the total in 2009) is crucial to the assumption that prices will decline again in the second half of the year. So far during the Arab crisis the country has not suffered contagion. Bahrain is a key country to watch. Its oil production and reserves are far smaller than those of other see next page


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LETTERS Bishop McCormack will be the first to admit he is not a saint

Reading Bible & the Quoran much easier than reading Obamacare

To the editor, Bishop John McCormack walked into what he knew would be a hornet’s nest. A big, ugly, gray paper bag that hung between the granite columns of the Statehouse. It contained the black and yellow kind of white faces that will seek you out and sting and sting, and show no mercy. He knew what he was doing, and the consequences of putting himself in the line of fire. Bishop John McCormack will be the first to admit he is not a saint. He has sinned, as we all have. Our stories are different, our sins as well. Without question, we will continue to sin, for we are only frail and flawed characters, written by the Creator. I am a Roman Catholic. I say that with pride. I arrived after years wandering through a life of agnostic lethargy and denial of God, and then many more, viewing Him with a Pentecostal face. Roman Catholicism gave me a structure to hang my soul upon and a place I could feel at home in my daily discourse with Jesus. It gave me decades of theology, thousands of books and hundreds of thoughts to wrestle with. Bishop McCormack may have been flawed as a man, but he has emerged from the mud, I believe, as a better man and a stronger leader. And that is because of the word “reconciliation”. It has been said that he has personally spoken with all those whose lives were bruised and scarred by the monstrous, selfish acts of predators hiding behind Roman collars, and his own duplicity in this crime. And he has sought forgiveness. And I believe a person can change — truly repent and change. No one walks the streets of Concord or anywhere in this state without sin. If Bishop McCormack wore handcuffs and had been led away with a raincoat over he head in disgrace, as some suggest, then I propose there were many at that gathering who should have received the same condemnation. I was molested at the age of 16 in a dingy railroad station restroom in Manchester. I was frightened beyond belief and I fled before anything of

To the editor, Leo Sandy’s April 2 impolite reply to Russ Wiles excellent letter of April 1 sets a new low for the professor, but also clearly shows he refuses to READ what others write, instead goes off in a twirl of craziness. But he was accurate in saying he had more questions than answers (like most of us, including me and Russ). I totally agree with Russ’s goals of peace and safety for Americans, as he well explained. So why does Leo falsely accuse him of being for war? Is Leo projecting his wishes onto others? I still think Leo can be a very nice guy, and shows great intelligence at times, but he must control himself. The discussion is the safety of the nation, and how best to ensure that. There is no question that many Muslims want to follow the total distortions in the later changed Quoran (Koran), put in by Sunni and Shiite after Mohammed died, in direct contradiction to what Mohammed wrote in original Quoran, that NOTHING can be added or subtracted from this final word from God. ALL of the wars since, and now, are caused by those

real consequence occurred. I will never forget the feeling of filthiness I had, or the betrayal at the hands of an adult. I has taken a long time to sort this out and come to terms with the horrifying experience, which, if taken in comparison with others, is very minor indeed. What we are missing amidst the name calling and mud-slinging is what the Church, what all churches, indeed what mankind, calls us to do. Bishop John McCormack picked up his cross and walked into the hornet’s nest to proclaim what is demanded of us all. The right of the poor, the indigent and those without a voice to be heard and receive justice. Everyone in our state has the right to live and not one child should go to bed hungry. Everyone should be entitled to a bed to sleep in and roof over their head and food in their stomachs. Everyone. And I believe it is the duty of the state to provide for its citizens when times demand it, and to use, within reason, whatever is required to accomplish this. We must realize that all of us cannot. . . “live free or die” . . .as the words of General John Stark so proudly proclaim in stamped metal on our license plates. We should also remember the other part of that quote, which is often overlooked: “And death is not the worst of evils”. George Bernard Shaw wrote: “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them but to be indifferent to them: that is the essence of humanity.” (“The Devils Disciple”, 1901, Act II) Some may just die in a home that has no fuel in the winter because there was a choice of food or oil. Some will die of afflictions because of a choice of medication or mortgage. Some will live free but die because of the refusal of a government to offer the bare necessities of life. And then is when men and women in our Statehouse should be led away in disgrace with handcuffs and a raincoat over their faces. And what will we call them? George Locke Meredith

Thanks for your support of Inter-Lakes Chem-free After Prom To the editor, On behalf of the I-LHS Chem-free After Prom committee, I would like to express sincere thanks to all of the business owners and community members who have contributed to supporting this very important event. On March 24, this committee of parent volunteers took on the daunting task of an auction with the encouragement and services of PK and Martha Zyla. I knew that parents were vested in

this cause, but how heartwarming it has been to engage with members of the community and local businesses who reached in their pockets (in tough times) and made a donation to the youth of Inter-Lakes High School. These individuals have made possible a memorable and SAFE event for our students. Thank you for your generosity. Sally Smith, parent volunteer ILHS Chem-free After Prom Committee

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countries. They will add to the increase in food prices that is already pushing up inflation, especially in emerging markets. Rising inflation will force a sharper tightening of monetary policy than we currently expect, causing dampening of emerging-world growth and choking off the recovery in developed economies. Marc Abear Meredith

Gulf States. Output in 2009 was just 48,000 barrels/day and a more likely outcome than regime change is a deal on reforms that would give more power to an elected parliament. But in the event of the collapse of a Gulf monarchy, the oil price would be likely to remain very high as markets panic, even if Saudi Arabia remained stable. Sustained higher oil prices will weigh on consumer demand in many

false hateful additions. Why won’t Muslims, and others READ the original Quoran, and force the Muslims to follow it? Even Leo, the self claimed brilliant professor seems to be not able to read, or understand that short book. Everyone I know is smarter than me, so why can’t they read a book I found to be MUCH easier than the Old or New Testament? Oh, I forgot, they have never read them either. Reading the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Quoran, is infinitely easier than reading Obama’s “health care” law “ (thousands of experts still haven’t gotten through it all, and clearly Obama has no idea what is in it). So Leo, do some needed reading before insulting. Nice to see you admitting what we all know, that you are FAR to the left of liberals. Actually I consider myself to be conservative or extremely liberal, depending on the subject. Those who claim to be one or the other either don’t understand either, or are liars. Jack Stephenson Gilford

Friends of Laconia Football grateful for help with annual auction To the editor, The Laconia Friends of Football would like to thank the following businesses and people for their help in making our 2nd annual football auction at Patrick’s Pub so successful: A huge thank you goes to out to Patrick’s Pub for hosting the event for us

and PK Zyla, Kellie Kozens and Kim Varricchio for donating their time as auctioneer and fascinators of all the paperwork and accounting for the night. Thank you to Laconia Village Bakery, Brick Front Restaurant, Harts Turkey Farm, Chirstmas Island, Metrocast, see next page


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LETTERS As a graduate, I want everyone to take a closer look at wonderful Community School To the editor, I want to encourage more of our community members to look at The Community School (TCS), not only as a wonderful educational environment for students, but also as a place that welcomes community member engagement, encourages green business, and views itself as an example of a local business supporting other local business establishments. TCS attracts students from all across the region; western Maine, Plymouth, Wolfeboro, Meredith, Conway, and many places in between, as well as providing many students with financial aid, making it affordable to all kinds of families. I went to TCS for 6th grade through high school. As a TCS graduate I went to a 4-year private college in Indiana, followed by a 2-year Master of Science program in Massachusetts, and now have returned to the area to work as a therapist in a community mental health agency. Other TCS graduates move to Australia to program computers, go to college for outdoor leadership, become registered nurses or public school teachers, study fashion, open recording studios, become documentary film makers or loggers, work as professional theater production managers, and a myriad of other ventures. TCS teaches all students a sense of their own responsibilities, within a context of our responsibility to one another. TCS students are a gift to the global community and to our local community, because of their value of stewardship and scholarship. Besides being an incredible opportunity for students who may feel that other schools do not allow

them adequate room to grow, TCS also takes great pride in working towards sustainable and conscious business practices. An upcoming auction fundraiser (April 16th) benefiting the financial aid fund has a ‘green’ theme. TCS has a wonderful organic garden (where students and local volunteers often work side by side) and provide a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, where people can come for a fresh batch of . . . whatever is fresh that week! The Farmer’s Table lunches, each Thursday at noon, allow local farmers, students, volunteers, and staff to serve a community meal using as many local resources as possible; local and free-range chicken, fresh vegetables and cheese, handmade preserves, and a surprising array of things I never knew were available to me in my own community, from my neighbors. TCS works to find local businesses or individuals to provide services from carpentry to bookkeeping to IT services, in order to encourage local development in our economy. I want to encourage all community members — whether you live next door to the school or across the region — to take a closer look at the Community School, whether you are a student, a business, or a community member, it is likely that if you aren’t involved with TCS, you’re missing out on something beneficial and wonderful. For more information about the education program, events, or community involvement visit www.communityschoolnh.net or call 323-7000. Stephanie Vazzano New Hampton

In retrospect, I made the right choice in voting for George Hurt for State Senate To the editor, Recently there have been several letters to the editor concerning the speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee and District 4 Senator Jim Forsythe’s vote to allow boats to exceed the 45 MPH limit in what is knows as the “Broads”. We know his vote was to satisfy those who contributed to his campaign or, should we say, buy his vote. The initial forecast in the speed limit foray was that Senator Forsythe would support legislation eliminating the speed limit altogether. Seeing that he did not have the votes he decided to mollify his constituents and campaign contributors by voting to increase the speed limit in a certain section of the lake.

NOTICE TO LACONIA WATER DEPARTMENT CUSTOMERS Fire hydrants will be flushed April 11th through April 15th,in Laconia and the Weirs. This may cause some rusty water conditions in some areas for a short time. Thank you for your understanding. LACONIA WATER DEPARTMENT Town of Tilton Life Safety Building Committee Public Hearing The Tilton Life Safety Building Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Tilton Town Hall, 257 Main Street, Tilton, New Hampshire 03276 for a presentation on the proposed Tilton Police Station at 61 Business Park Drive. Owen Wellington, Chairman Tilton Life Safety Committee The Town of Tilton complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. Please contact the Selectmen’s Office, Tilton Town Hall, 257 Main Street, Tilton NH 03276 Telephone 603-286-4521 if you need accommodation to attend this meeting.

Some of us know what Mr.Forsythe’s real mission is and it appears as the legislative process moves forward in Concord; all of us see where his real interests lie. This opportunity allow me to state that I know for certain that Senator Forsythe’s opposition in the Republican primary was an experienced and trusted individual who would have represented his constituents in the manner expected. That individual was George Hurt of Gilford. I know I made the right choice in supporting George. He is a fellow Belknap County resident and he would not have disappointed his constituents. Ron Sayles, Alton

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The Town of Meredith is accepting sealed bids for Grounds Maintenance for the Parks & Recreation Department; which will include Upper & Lower Prescott Park Fields, Meredith Community Center and Childs Park in Meredith Center.

Mandatory site inspection for all interested vendors will be held on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 9:00 am at the Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith, NH. Bid specifications are available through the Administrative Services Department at Town Hall, 41 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253 Sealed bids must be received by Friday, April 22, 2011 at Noon.

‘In God We Trust’ is indeed the answer;  believe it, Professor Sandy To the editor, I don’t always agree with Leo R. Sandy but I respect his opinions at times and won’t call him the “nutty professor”. But I’m sure as a school psychologist, he sees the good nature of some people. He mentions Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. as a examples of non-violent protesters for civil rights for all people. But there is also the evil nature of many people and nations. Without looking back to Vietnam’s mistakes and today’s modern hell in the Middle East, we see this hell even in New Hampshire’s Mont Vernon murders, and with national problems, murders, rape, trillions in debt, millions out of work, etc. But Leo, there is an answer you don’t seem to understand at all, yet on every dollar bill and coin it declares, “In God We Trust”. Believe it my friend. Gandhi believed in millions of gods, bowed to idols and holy cows, etc. We in America believe in one God and the God’s message came to us through his son, Jesus Christ. Period. Find me a person anywhere in human history like Jesus Christ. He is believed by untold millions, who know the only peace worth anything is the peace of God in our hearts; our human nature is changed by being born again and changed by his Holy Spirit. Then we become like Jesus Christ, and follow him alone – no one else. William (Liam) McCoy Meredith from preceding page Shaws, Vista, BJ’s, Cafe deja vu, Stafford Oil, Tanger Outlets, NH Fisher Cats, The Margate, Galleria, Hawthorne Hotel, Manchester Monarchs, Portland Seadogs, Amoskeag Beverage,NE Patriots, Boston Red Sox, LHS Athletics, Fratellos, Irwin Marine, Cackling Crow, Star Nails, Dynamic Cermanics, Naswa Resort, Boston Blazers Lacrosse, Hilton Garden Inn, Laconia Savings Bank, Mame’s Restaurant, Cascade Spa at Mill Falls, The Inn at Mills Falls, Florence Cummins Real Estate, Lobster Pound, Cactus Jack’s/T Bones, Towne Place Suites, Skate Escape, Lakeside Restaurant, Burrito Me, Kennell Orthodontics, Gunstock Resort, Stafford Oil, Drakes Island Resort, The O Restaurant, Achber Studios, NH Design, Hannaford’s, Hectors, Franklin Savings Bank, Wylie Inn and Conference Center, LHS Football, Tracie Corbett, Patrick’s PubWildcat Mountain, Children’s Museum of NH, See Science Ctr., Squam Lake Science Ctr., Correction Creations, Heaven Scent Design, Nu-Wave Sports, The Music Hall, McAuliffe-Sheppard Center, Santa’s Village, Swiftwater Country Store, Hair Factory, Deb Bourdeau, Paradise Tanning, Boulia-Gorell Lumber Company, NH Palace Theatre, LDR Productions, Laconia Ice Arena, All Brite Cleaning, Dragonfly Cleaning, Dairy Queen, Bead It, Beyond the Belt, Mark Roy, The Logsdon, Converse, Ryan, Ruggieri, Harris and Fernald Families, Coach Kozens and Coach Ewell, Crazy Gringos, Wine’ing Butcher, Summit Resort, Northeast Tire, Alpine Adventures, Cranmore Mountain Adventures, Gilford Gift Outlet, Wildcat Mountain, Children’s Museum of NH, Squam Lake Science Ctr, Paradise Island Tanning and Deb Bourdeau. These are the generous businesses and fans that donated to our auction and helped to make it successful. Please patronize our donors and show them the support they showed us. A great big thank you goes out to not only to those businesses and people who donated but also to the bidders that came out and purchased the items to support what is and will continue to be the proud tradition of Laconia Sachems Football. Holly Ruggieri Laconia Friends of Football


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Laconia man accused of armed robbery for Rx held on $25k bail By Gail OBer

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Paula Gile, associate minister of the Congregational Church of Laconia, is shown here with John Walker. The two are part of the team behind the “Got Lunch!” initiative, which aims to provide lunches for all the children in Laconia who otherwise might go hungry this summer. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/ Adam Drapcho)

LUNCH from page one weeks, Walker’s idea had become an initiative and is on track to become operational in time for the end of the school year. The resulting initiative, “Got Lunch!” will provide bags of groceries containing enough food to provide weekday lunches for children of Laconia schools. It isn’t a novel idea, it turned out. Paula Gile, who became the associate minister of the Congregational Church in December, had seen such a program function out of a church in Colchester, Vt., where she previously served. In Colchester, the program is administered by a church. “Got Lunch!”, in contrast, will utilize the Congregational Church as its financial agent but is otherwise not religiously affiliated. “This is truly a grassroots community effort, this is not a church effort,” said Walker. “If you are a child in the Laconia District, you qualify,” said Gile, explaining that there won’t be any income or other requirements for eligibility. Walker and Gile think they’ll be able to find the support to meet demand. “We have faith that people who don’t need the program won’t apply for it,” said Walker. However, with about 1,500 students currently receiving free or reduced lunches in Laconia, he recognizes, “this could be a huge program.” “Got Lunch!” participants will receive a bag of groceries containing a loaf of whole wheat bread, fresh fruits and vegetables and ingredients to make sandwich fillings, such as peanut butter and jelly and canned

tuna, chicken or turkey. Emphasis will be placed on healthy and locally-sourced ingredients. The New Hampshire Food Bank will be used as a source for some ingredients but produce will be acquired from Vista Supermarket or, if arrangements can be made, from local farmers. Participants will have the ability to choose to either pick up their groceries on Sunday at the Congregational Church or have them delivered by lunch time on Monday. The program will run for 11 weeks, beginning June 19. Organizers are asking participants to sign up by June 1. The estimated cost of “Got Lunch!” is $110 per student per summer. If participation is at levels they anticipate, it could become a costly progam. However, Gile and Walker think they’ve got enough support – from other religious organizations, from local banks and businesses, private donors and from service organizations – to provide filled grocery bags for every Laconia child who needs one. Donations to the “Got Lunch!” programs can be mailed to the Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, NH, 03246. Donations can also be made through the church’s website, www.laconiaucc.org. For more information, e-mail Gile at paula@laconiaucc.org. Those interested in helping the program are also welcome to attend an organizational meeting held on Thursday, April 14, at 4 p.m. at the church’s Parish Hall. “I want to make sure no Laconia children go to bed hungry this summer,” said Walker.

Man seriously injured in Meadowbrook fall

GILFORD — An unidentified 40-year-old man was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon yesterday around 6:30 p.m. after he fell from a ladder in the U.S Cellular Meadowbrook Pavilion. Gilford Fire officials said they didn’t know why the man was on the ladder but said he fell on to concrete and possibly

suffered arm, back and internal injuries. Officials said he was off to the side near the scaffolding and did not fall onto the chairs or in the seating area. Fire officials said the entire call took just under an hour and they were assisted by Gilford Police. The DHART helicopter landed at the Laconia Airport.

LACONIA — Laconia District Court Judge Jim Carroll yesterday ordered a local man held on $25,000 cash only bail after he allegedly robbed a woman at knife-point while she was in her Howard Street apartment. Police affidavits allege William Vanderhoef, 27, of 83 Gilford Ave. disguised his appearance and entered the apartment of a local woman to demand that he “give him her ‘meds.’” The victim said she didn’t know Vanderhoef but he allegedly wore a red hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a while bandana over his face. She said he pushed her, pressed a knife to her stomach and entered her bedroom. She ran from the apartment and called the police. Responding Patrol Officer Holly Callanan said the victim told her a woman had been visiting with her just before Vanderhoef robbed her but she had already left. The victim called the woman and asked her to return to the apartment while Callanan and Sgt. Richard Simmons interviewed two other female witnesses who described a man wearing the a red “hoodie” run down Court Street and jump into a red sport utility vehicle. When the second woman returned, Callanan sad she was driving a red sport utility vehicle and agreed to accompany her and Simmons to the police station for further conversation. Interviewed by Det. Chris Noyes, the

second woman allegedly said she had been with Vanderhoef at his apartment and drove him to 15 Howard St “to pick up drugs, specifically oxycodone” for him at the house of the victim — a person she could only identify by her first name. She told police Vanderhoef allegedly insisted on going with her to Howard Street and that she went into the victim’s apartment before he did. Within minutes, the woman said Vanderhoef allegedly came into the victim’s apartment, was wearing a red sweatshirt, was wearing Latex-type gloves had a white bandana over his face and was carrying a knife. The woman said Vanderhoef kept yelling at her and the victim, demanding to know where the drugs were. The woman told police she was afraid and told him the drugs were in the bedroom. She said Vanderhoef allegedly left the apartment alone and on foot carrying a prescription bottle. She said she left as well but when she headed down Church Street, Vanderhoef allegedly jumped into her back seat and order her to drive. She told Noyes he still allegedly had the knife and that she was afraid of him so she did what he told her to do. Police arrested Vanderhoef later Monday and he refused bail. Should he post $25,000 cash bail, he is ordered to report to the LPD daily, not drink or use any non-prescribed drugs, stay away from the victim and stay away from any witnesses.


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Belmont residents opposing private water company’s bid for significant rate hike By Gail OBer

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BELMONT — A small but vocal number of Granite Ridge development property owners are objecting to a petition for a water and sewer rate hike that could add 73-percent to some water bills. Lakeland Management Company, according to the filings at the N.H. Public Utilities Commission and with the Office of the Secretary of State, services 156 water and 152 sewer residents in the area off Plummer Hill Road. The company seeks to increase its water revenue by $59,452 or 73.16-percent and to increase its sewer revenue by $8,261 or 11.9-percent. State records indicate Lakeland was formed in 1970 and was sold to Wade Crawshaw, who lives in Massachusetts but who operates his company from Gilford, in early 2009. In the time he’s owned Lakeland, he has added a well and storage capacity. NHPUC records indicate there has been no rate hikes for the Lakeland system since 1996. According to a letter sent to the NHPUC, seven property owners objected to the rate hike petition because they are not “just, reasonable and fair.” According to Mark Naylor, the director of the Water and Sewer Division, a number of property owners also attended the April 6 prehearing conference in Concord. He said yesterday he has six or seven letters of opposition in his files. Naylor said the prehearing “essentially begins the review process” that could take a little as three TRIPS from page one The board’s policy, adopted in 2008, states that building principals should decide when a proposed field trip is worthwhile, considering, among other issues, “the number of students who benefit from the activity/trip as opposed to the number whose education is disrupted.” The disrupted education could occur as a result of a classroom teacher taken away from other instructional duties because he or she was serving as a field trip chaperone. Baggaley said she wanted the board to discuss its policy because she felt some teachers and students perceived that the board was not in favor of excursions out of the school buildings. She asked, “How do we feel about it, once and for all?” Board member Jack Carty said he felt there was “tremendous benefit” to have teachers chaperone field trips, both for disciplinary reasons as well as because they would, presumably, be better able to enrich the field trip experience due to their knowledge of the curriculum the trip is meant to enhance. “My suggestion,” Carty said, “would be that we leave it to the discretion of the principal.” “I want to know what message we’re sending,” said Baggaley. “Even though the policy says this, I don’t know if that’s the message we’re sending to

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filings this time of year and it has not waived Lakeland’s required filing. He said what is referred to as the testing year — in this case 2009 — is the way of measuring earnings and evaluating expenses as a basis for going forward. He said the testing year is typically two years prior to when the rate hike take effects — something very standard for government data collection in general. Opponents also say the rates they pay now are 38-percent higher than the town of Belmont and 55-percent greater than the city of Laconia. The petitioned rates, say opponents, would raise those percentages to quarterly rates 208-percent greater than the town of Belmont and 233-percent greater than the city of Laconia. Naylor said if Lakeland is able to appropriately answer the NHPUC staff questions hearings could be as early as September. If no, the time period would be extended. He said the goal is “a reasonable agreement” and the NHPUC is generally able to achieve accord. “We do take whatever the information customer give us very seriously,” Naylor said. “that’s why the company was ordered to complete the petition process and provide the necessary documentation for the petitioned hike,” Naylor said. He said there is a representative of the customers who will “sit at the table” during the determination phase and that the customers will continue to be represented.

principals and support staff.” Everett Bennett, Middle Tier principal, said he sees the focus on how field trips affect classroom time “as positive guidance that has not limited the ability to take meaningful trips... I don’t see the current field trip policy or the message you’ve sent as being inhibiting.” John Hansen, principal of Sandwich Central School, agreed. Cody Cook, the student representative on the board, said, “At the high school level, there are some very good substitutes,” and added that the administration makes an effort to place substitutes in classes where they have expertise in the subject. “Since the policy went into effect, there has been a heightened attention on the issue of balance,” said Patty Kennelly, high school principal. She said the policy has caused teachers and administrators to consider the possible negative effects of a trip as well as its benefits. “We definitely think deeper than we used to before the policy went into place.”

A different perspective was offered during the public input session, when high school math teacher Diane Mega said, “I did feel like the policy was a bit of a slap in the face when it was put into place.” Specifically, she was taken aback by the suggestion that her temporary absence from the classroom would necessarily have a negative result in the progress of her class. “If my students can’t learn without me, I haven’t done my job.” Mega recalled how she recently spent a Friday at a workshop at the University of New Hampshire and visited a laboratory that she’d like to take some of her students to in order to illustrate to them how the study of math can result in a career. However, because she cannot directly relate the trip to her Algebra II curriculum, she hasn’t applied for such a trip. Referring to the field trip policy, she said, “from where I sit, it’s not all rosy.” “That’s what I was trying to say,” said Baggaley. “Show the kids the world out there, not just the world in Meredith, New Hampshire.”

DEALERS from page one Bill 156 will be heard next week, the council warned that the legislation would “create substantial problems with residency verification” and place addition administrative costs on municipalities. Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2), who was echoed by City Manager Eileen Cabanel and his colleagues, voiced concern that the bill would be the first step toward transferring the proceeds from vehicle registrations, which represent a major source of munic-

ipal revenue, from cities and towns to the state. However, this fear was not among the misgivings included in the letter. Senator Andy Sanborn (R-Henniker), the bill’s sponsor, sought to allay the council’s concerns. He pointed out that the program would be funded and operated by third-party vendors and only introduced after a successful one-year pilot program. Proof of residency, he said, would be required in the form of a see next page

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LACONIA — After drawing on federal Medicaid money to balance budgets for the past two decades, the state is preparing to more than double its take from the program while adding to the losses hospitals incur from treating Medicaid patients and providing uncompensated care. According to Henry Lipman, senior vice-president and chief financial officer of LRGHealthcare, in 2011 the state collected $364-million in revenue to pay for services provided to Medicaid patients and to fund so-called “disproportionate share hospital’ (DSH) payments to hospitals treating significant numbers of indigent patients. The revenue consisted of $178-million in federal funds and $186-million in proceeds from the Medicaid Enhancement Tax levied on hospitals at 5.5-percent of net revenues. However, the state distributed just $322.7-million to hospitals, leaving a balance of $41.3-million, which was added to the general fund. Meanwhile, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) reported that hospitals posted $277-million in losses incurred from treating Medicaid patients and another $150.2-million in losses from providing uncompensated care to the uninsured and indigent. These losses, along with the $186-million the hospitals paid in Medicaid Enhancement Tax, amount to $613.2-million, which were offset by payments of $322.7-million from the state to leave a net loss to the hospitals of $290.5-million. Lipman calls this loss “an obfuscated tax,” The 2012-13 budget proposed by the House of Representatives would increase both the gain to from preceding page valid New Hampshire driver’s license or ID as well as by completing and signing a residency affidavit. Cities and towns, Sanborn insisted, would not forgo any revenue but instead receive the $2 dealer title fee in addition to their share of the registration fee. Nor would the program impose any additional costs on municipalities. City resident Donna Hosmer of AutoServ of Tilton told the council that dealers process titles, registrations or fees in 43 states, of which 28 states — Massachusetts and Connecticut among them — use electronic systems operated by third-party vendors as SB-156 proposes. She explained that dealers sought to offer electronic registration to their customers as a optional convenience for a nominal charge. SB-156 carried the Senate with one dissenting vote after adopting two amendments recommended

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Lessard said as the weather warms and people, especially children, spend more time outside, he urges drivers to slow down and take extra care when traveling in neighborhoods and on side streets. If anyone has any issues regarding speeding or other traffic violations in their neighborhood, they are asked to contact Lessard at alessard@laconiapd. org or by calling 524-5257 ext. 515. For immediate emergency assistance call 9-1-1 and to report any crime call 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.

LACONIA — The city, in partnership with Waste Management, Inc. and the Wildlife Habitat Council, has begun transforming the transfer station on Meredith Center Road into a home for all manner of critters. Scott McPhie, the conservation tech at the Planning Department, said that the initiative aims to convert much of the 25-acre property, which is surrounded by woodland and open space, from a dumping ground to an environmental asset. “All sorts of wildlife have been observed on the site,” he said. “Bear, moose, deer and different species of birds.” This Saturday the first steps will be taken towards becoming certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council when members of local 4-H clubs and scout troops erect bat boxes and butterfly boxes on the property. McPhie said that the Conservation Commission considers the effort an opportunity to address invasive

species, particularly the encroachment of purple loosestrife, a European plant that reached North America in ships’ ballast in the 19th century. The plant degrades natural wetlands, crowds out native vegetation and deprives indigenous species of food and cover. McPhie said that the commission would seek to enlist the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services in an effort to distribute information about invasive species at the transfer station, where residents bring yard waste that finds its way to the composting operation at Petal Pushers. He said that compost is among the primary pathways for the introduction of invasive species. Marnie Schultz, a master gardener, will oversee plantings of native vegetation on the property to provide the food and cover required by native insects, birds and animals. — Michael Kitch

NORTHERN PASS from page 3 burying the lines or using existing rights-of-way. The projects’ organizers said Tuesday that burying the lines would be costly and possibly do more harm to the environment. They also said placing underwater cable in the Connecticut River would

not be practical because it is too shallow for the size and installation requirements. Ayotte and Bass said they recognize the project’s potential benefits, but that they’re outweighed by the need to protect the state’s North Country, which they call one of the region’s prime economic assets. Last month, the New Hampshire House voted to slow down the project, by approving a bill that would prevent public utilities from taking private land to build a plant or transmission facility. The bill, which now heads to the Senate, would allow construction if the transmission facility is needed for reliability of the electric grid. Project opponents say that would stop the Northern Pass from using eminent domain because the electricity from the proposed project is not needed. Supporters argue the bill would stop construction of other needed projects, but project officials say eminent domain is rarely used. “This doesn’t solve the issue,” said Valerie Herres, of Lancaster, who opposes the project. “It sort of presents the picture of the Northern Pass as listening and attempting to respond to the public. ... This is actually to save money.”

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He is survived by his sisters, Gail Hannabury Weldon of Northfield, Carolyn M. Arnold and her husband Ken and Kimberly A. Murphy and her husband Jack all of Gilford, four nieces, Jodi Van Praet and her husband Al, Kara Damboise and her husband Aaron, Chelsee Murphy and Emily Arnold and three nephews, Eric Hannabury and his wife, Alison, John Murphy and Jacob Arnold, as well as seven great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion, Maureen McCann and her son, Matthew D’Agostino. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 4:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Songs of travel, flight, and destiny presented by Plymouth State University choirs April 16 PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University choirs will present “An Open World,” their final concert of the semester, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Professor of Music Dan Perkins directs the choirs, which this semester have explored themes of selfdiscovery, tolerance, and individual responsibility in a global society through music about travel, flight, and destiny. Using current political and social events as their subtext, the singers have worked to bring alive the music of Johannes Brahms (“Song of Destiny”) and Norman Dello Joio (“Song of the Open Road” with poetry by Walt Whitman). The concert will also feature music by contemporary composers including Eric Whitacre (“Leonardo

Dreams of His Flying Machine”) and PSU Professor Jonathan Santore, whose “Song of the Road” is a companion piece to the Dello Joio. Plymouth State alumna Jennifer Cooper has also arranged a choral version of the 1970’s antiwar anthem “For What It’s Worth” for the concert. According to Perkins, “This song, which became a symbol of the tragedy at Kent State University, holds new relevance for today’s students who are protesting throughout the world.” Tickets for “An Open World” are $13 —$11 for adults, $12 — $10 for seniors and $11 — $9 for youth. Call the Silver Center Box Office at 535ARTS or (800) 779-3869.

Deadline to sign up for ‘Choose Franklin’ day is April 15 FRANKLIN — The sign-up deadline for those wishing to participate in the Seventh Annual “Choose Franklin” Community Day is Friay, April 15. The event will be held on Saturday, May 14. New events this year will include a Planetarium Show; a Story Walk; a display of Abenaki artifacts; kids games; a Wacky Duck Race in the Winnipesaukee River; and a chicken barbeque. The traditional street fair, craft fair, carnival rides, and food vendors

will take place at Odell, Marceau, and Trestle View Parks and along the downtown sidewalks. A parade with the theme “Happy 50th Birthday Franklin Outing Club” will add to the festivities. Any organization or business who would like to participate in either the parade or street fair is encouraged to call Marcia Rollins at 934-3108 or e-mail mrollins@sau18.org.

Free Easter egg hunt at the Weirs features 2,000 treats LACONIA — The Parks & Recreation Department and Weirs Community Park Association will co-host an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. The hunt, to be held at Weirs Community Park, will feature 2,000 toy or candy filled eggs and prizes. Other activities will include arts and crafts, pictures

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New Hampshire legislators tour Mid-State Health Center of Plymouth & Bristol

PLYMOUTH — MidState Health Center recently hosted breakfast for the region’s Legislators, who met the center’s medical professionals and toured the facility. Sharon Beaty, MidState’s CEO, welcomed the opportunity for elected officials to see what community healthcare means in a primary care setting and why it is essential for the overall wellness and financial viability of the community. As the region’s federally recognized ComNew Hampshire legislators recently visited Mid-State Health Center (MSHC), which provided the munity Health Center, elected officials to meet medical professionals and tour the facility. Pictured (left to right): Jim Dalley, Mid-State is a nonMSHC Board president; Representative Lester Bradley; Representative Edmond Gionet; Representaprofit organization that tive Mary Cooney; Representative Suzanne Smith; Senator Jeanie Forrester, Sharon Beaty, MSHC CEO, provides comprehenFred Kelsey, MSHC medical director, and Ann Blair, MSHC Board secretary. (Courtesy photo) sive primary and preventive care services to anyone regardless of ability In a brief address to officials, Dr. Fred Kelsey, Midto pay. The medical home model Mid-State employs State’s medical director, shared why primary care has proven to improve health outcomes, reduce costs is important to the community. He pointed out that and improve patient, family, physician, and staff sataccess to primary care save money through early isfaction. Mid-State’s approach values and encourintervention and how Community Health Centers are ages treatment of the whole patient and improving strategically located in federally identified healthcare transparency in the clinician-patient relationship. shortage areas to reach those in greatest need. He also

discussed the financial implications associated with the recruitment and retainment of primary care clinicians in our state and how budget cuts could create a reduction in clinicians in the workforce. Additionally, he explained that limiting access to adequate healthcare is a distinct disadvantage to those regions hoping for economic growth and job creation. As his final note, Dr. Kelsey pointed out that for every dollar the State invests in primary care they are getting a significant return on its investment. Jim Dalley, president of Mid-State Health Center’s Board of Directors, shared that he was pleased to see that NH State legislators were interested in learning more about the essential services and contribution Mid-State and other Community Health Centers make in the overall health and wellness of our citizens and hopes that they have a better sense of the value in investing in primary care and why reductions to the primary care contracts would affect the care of 1,100 Mid-State patients and over 12,000 patients statewide should these cuts not be restored. Mid-State Health Center is one of the largest primary care providers in the state with offices in Plymouth and Bristol. Mid-State is recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. This model of care promotes patient involvement in care decisions and includes the patient in prioritizing of health issues and how they are addressed. It focuses on a long-term healing relationship with the patient by providing coordinated care throughout a patient’s lifetime resulting in a more personalized, effective and efficient care model.

‘Hop into Kellerhaus for Cookies (or Carrots) Breakfast with the Easter and Punch with the Easter Bunny’ on April 16 Bunny at Common Man WEIRS BEACH — The Lakes Region community is invited to “Hop into Kellerhaus for Cookies (or Carrots) and Punch with the Easter Bunny!” from 1 — 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. With over 1,000 premium chocolate bunnies and 101 different candies being made onsite daily, it’s hard to think of a better place than Kellerhaus

for the kids to rendezvous with the Easter Bunny. Cameras are welcome to capture the moment. All are welcome to bring the entire family and share some delicious samples. Free raffles for great prizes and Face Painting by Bunny’s helpers will be part of the fun as Kellerhaus celebrates 105 years of sweet confections.

in Ashland on April 16

ASHLAND — Families are invited to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Common Man Restaurant from 8:30 — 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. The breakfast buffet offerings will include eggs, bacon, ham, French toast casserole, juice, coffee and tea. The event will also feature photos with the Easter Bunny and the raffle of Easter theme baskets made and donated by members of the Ashland Woman’s Club. Price for the breakfast is $7 for each adult, $5 for each child age 4 — 12, and free for children age 3 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Woman’s Club’s Scholarship Fund for awards to Ashland students.


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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2011. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1861, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell as the Union commander, Maj. Robert Anderson, agreed to surrender in the face of the Confederates’ relentless bombardment. On this date: In 1742, Handel’s “Messiah” was first performed publicly, in Dublin, Ireland. In 1743, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell in the Virginia Colony. In 1860, the Pony Express completed its inaugural run from St. Joseph, Mo. to Sacramento, Calif. in 10 days. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial. In 1958, Van Cliburn of the United States won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition for piano in Moscow; Russian Valery Klimov won the violin competition. In 1960, the U.S. Navy’s Transit 1B navigational satellite was successfully launched into orbit. In 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (The astronauts managed to return safely.) In 1981, Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke received a Pulitzer Prize for her feature about an 8-year-old heroin addict named “Jimmy”; however, Cooke relinquished the prize two days later, admitting she’d fabricated the story. One year ago: World leaders concluded a 47-nation nuclear security conference in Washington, endorsing President Barack Obama’s call for securing all of the globe’s vulnerable nuclear materials within four years. Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Stanley Donen is 87. Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., is 78. Actor Lyle Waggoner is 76. Actor Edward Fox is 74. Actor Paul Sorvino is 72. Actor Tony Dow is 66. Singer Al Green is 65. Author-journalist Christopher Hitchens is 62. Actor Ron Perlman is 61. Actor William Sadler is 61. Singer Peabo Bryson is 60. Bandleader/rock musician Max Weinberg is 60. Bluegrass singermusician Sam Bush is 59. Rock musician Jimmy Destri is 57. Singer-musician Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 56. Comedian Gary Kroeger is 54. Actress Saundra Santiago is 54. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa., is 51. Rock musician Joey Mazzola (Sponge) is 50. Actress-comedian Caroline Rhea (RAY) is 47. Rock musician Lisa Umbarger is 46. Rock musician Marc Ford is 45. Actor Ricky Schroder is 41. Rock singer Aaron Lewis (Staind) is 39. Actor Bokeem Woodbine is 38. Singer Lou Bega is 36. Actor-producer Glenn Howerton is 35. Actress Courtney Peldon is 30.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 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. Belknap County Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Shang-Hai Restaurant on South Main Street in Laconia. Short business meeting and program featuring Sheriff Craig Wiggin. Optional dinner buffet served at 5:30. 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. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. 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 wiht a great grandfather who played Swedish fiddle.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 “Beauty and The Beast” presented by the Inter-Lakes Middle Tier Theater Company. 7 p.m. in the Community Auditorium $4 for children under 10 at $6 for all others at the door. A reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. 7 p.m. Part of the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series. Free tickets available by calling 535-2787. A reception will follow the reading.

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Winni Playhouse offering one-day workshops and April vacation camps LACONIA — The Winni Playhouse will offer kids, teens, and adults the opportunity to get a crash course in dance, circus skills, stage combat, singing, and technical theatre with an April Vacation Camp and educational workshops beginning April 16. The workshops begin this Saturday when Jim Gleich, a seasoned circus performer and fight choreographer, will give teens the chance to try both “hand to hand” and “single sword skills” at a intro-

Bake Sale and Cake & Pie Auction fundraiser at Salvation Army April 16

LACONIA — The Salvation Army will host a Bake Sale and Cake & Pie Auction from 2 — 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Participants at the event will include members of Tastefully Simple and Mr. Phil, an entertainer for the kids. Money raised will go toward building a much-needed roof at the Heart of Christ Ministries children’s center in Lima, Peru. For more information, call Kathy at 998-2084. T learn more about the ministry, visit heartofchristministres.com.

Rabies Clinic at Rowe House in Gilford April 16

GILFORD — A rabies clinic will be held at the Rowe House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday April 16. Dr. MacDonald will hold the clinic. Dogs and cats are both welcome. Shots may also be given for distemper and feline leukemia. The fee is $10 for either a one-year rabies shot or for a three-year rabies shot. In order to get the 3-year shot, proof must be provided of prior rabies vaccine with dog license paper (tag not accepted) or rabies certificate. CALENDAR from preceding page

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 “Alexis Circus” at the Laconia Middle School to raise funds to benefit Ms. Eynon, who lost everying in a tragic winter fire. 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment provided by magician Larry Frates. $5 admission incudes popcorn. Additional food and drink available for purchase. Sanbornton Historical Society meeting. 7 p.m. at the Public Library. “1861 - Opening Guns of the Civil War”, a program by David Witham. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. Free one-hour workshop for seniors on maintaining and improving balance. 11 a.m. at the Inter-Lakes Senior Center. Led by a student team from the Heath & Human Performance Department at PSU. To register call 279-5631. Children’s Authors Tea at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Seven N.H. authors and illustrators will be present to meeth with children of the community. For more information call the Family Resource Center at 524-1741. American Red Cross Blood Drives (2). Sacred Heart Church gym in Laconia (31 Gilford Ave.). Noon to 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Stafford Oil. Or, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belmont High School gym. 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. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/ HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Knotty Knitters gathering at the Meredith Public Library. All levels of experience welcome. Mystery Book Group meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to noon. “Spanish Dagger” by Susan Witting.

ductory stage combat workshop from 9 a.m. — noon. The two-session course will conclude on May 14. Also on Saturday, Colby Sawyer College dance instructor Tara Holmes will lead two musical theatre dance classes. “A Touch of Broadway,” for children in grades 7 — 12, will run from noon – 2 p.m. and “Shall We Dance?,” for kids in grades 3 — 6 will run from 2 — 4 p.m. The Playhouse will also offer an April Vacation camp for children in grades K — 5. Inspired by the poems of Shel Silverstein, the workshop will provide kids with a week of rhythm and rhyme, theatre games, acting, and mime. On the last day, using their voices and movement, students will bring their favorite poems to the stage. On May 7 Gleich will return to teach circus skills to children in a workshop entitled “Under the Big Top Circus.” Two sessions will be held, the first from 9 — 10:30 a.m. for children in grades K — 2; the second from 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. for kids in grades 3 — 5.

Budding teenage singers can join Christine Chiasson for a “Broadway Bound” workshop on May 21 where they will get the opportunity to receive guidance and feedback on their auditioning skills for musical theatre. They will also learn music and choreography for a group number. Also on May 21, Dan Daly will facilitate a free technical theatre class for adults called “Becoming a triple Threat.” Neil Pankhurst, Christine Chiasson, and Cathy Defregger will help experienced and novice performers with their acting, singing, and dancing skills in this three-session workshop. Another adult offering will be held June 4 when director Bryan Halperin will present an audition skills workshop. All workshops are under the direction of Winni Playhouse education director Kate Wisnioski and will take place on the Playhouse’s Meredith Campus. Early registration is encouraged. Call 366-7377 or visit www.winniplayhouse.org.


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4 Gunstock Ski Club racers named to Alpine Racing Association State Team

Gunstock Ski Club racers recently named to the NH Alpine Racing Association State Team are (left to right) Ben Charleston, Maureen Shumway, Claudia Cantin, and Zane Zimmermann. GSC qualified 33 racers for the recent BWL State Championships held March 12 and 13 at Attitash. (Courtesy photo)

GILFORD — Four Gunstock Ski Club racers were recently named to the New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association State Team after their performances at the BWL State Championships held at Attitash March 12 and 13. Racers competing in the twoday event were from participating USSA ski clubs from all across the Granite State. Claudia Cantin was in first place overall after two runs of slalom and two runs of giant slalom. She was also NH J5 Slalom Champion and placed fifth in the giant slalom. Maureen Shumway placed fourth overall, as NH J5 Giant Slalom Champion and tying for fourth place in the slalom. In boys action, Zane Zimmermann placed third overall, coming

in third in the J5 slalom and sixth in the giant slalom. Also named to the NH State Team from Gunstock was Ben Charleston, who placed sixth in the slalom and tenth in the giant slalom. The team from GSC placed sixth statewide. In order to qualify for the State Championship event, racers had to place well in three qualifying races held at regional sites all over New Hampshire in January and February. GSC qualified 33 racers for the event. State Team members go on to compete at other eastern region events such as the Francis Piche Invitational and the J4 Future Stars camp and race. More information about youth ski racing in New Hampshire can be found at the NHARA Web site www.nhara.org.

Gunstock announces trio of new, major attractions for summer season GILFORD — With support from the Gunstock Area Commission and the Belknap County Delegation, Gunstock Mountain Resort is investing $2.1 million with the installation of three major attractions for the Summer 2011 season. “In our five year planning process, we identified opportunities that exist with new gravity-based attractions that will give the Lakes Region a solid boost in family fun,”said Greg Goddard, general manager. “With several good winters under our belt, we are excited to be adding these fun filled attractions counter seasonal to our winter business and directly target the 3.4 million visitors to the Lakes Region each summer.” The first two attractions will open on Memorial Day weekend and will include the new Aerial Treetops Adventure Course known as ATAZip, and Mountain Segway™ Tours. ATAZIP is a completely new high ropes, zip line, and obstacle course within the trees. “Construction has already begun on ATAZip as we have repurposed 35 campsites near the pond at the base area,” said Goddard. “We are asked all the time if we are putting in a zip line and it’s a difficult question to answer,” added Bill Quigley, director of Sales and Marketing, “because there will actually be 20 zip lines installed when everything is completed.” ATA will have 91 games that include 41 course challenges covering over 1,000 feet, 22 ladders, and 12 zip lines totaling almost 1,400 feet in length. ATA will be comprised of eight courses including two training courses, one kids course, and five differing levels of adult courses. The ATA course will be the largest high ropes, zip line, and adventure course in New England. The experience is

expected to cost $45 and last two to three hours. Secondly, Gunstock will open the Mountain Segway™ tours utilizing the new Segway X2. Gunstock will have the only Segway tour experience at a ski area in New England and will utilize some of its 50 miles of alpine and cross country terrain giving guided nature and historical tours of the area. The Segway™ tours will get participants up on the mountain to see views and offer a new experience on the trails of the area. Segway tours will be priced at $70 for a twohour tour. Targeting the first weekend in July will be the newest canopy tour experience in New England. The ZipTour will comprise eight different zip lines in the build out and will have the longest zip lines in the Continental U.S. Two of the zip lines will let adventurers travel 3,900 feet and drop 650 vertical feet on an average 18 percent grade thanks to new technology that will give each rider the ability to control the speed of their descent. Thrill seekers can travel side by side with another rider for 3,900 feet, 155 feet off the ground, up to 56 miles per hour. “Gunstock has always innovated with the first chairlift in New England, the Longest Tubing Hill in NH, Biggest Night Ski Area, and New England’s first BigAirBag,” said Goddard. “In addition to these improvements, we will also have the Panorama Lift running weekends from Memorial Day to Fathers day, then daily till Labor Day to see those beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee and Mount Washington.” Gunstock will also continue to be the host for summer events such as SoulFest, The Lakeside living Expo, HillClimb, CraftFest, and the Timberman Triathlon.

Pending NH legislation to be addressed at informational meeting on April 16

SANDWICH — A presentation of factual information about some

important pending New Hampshire legislation will be given at the Benz Center from 4 — 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. A focused conversation on the repeal of the Granite State’s regional greenhouse gas initiative program (RGGI), the elimination of the Healthy Kids program, and the small schools bill (House Bill 290) will be facilitated by Town Moderator Lee Quimby. This is an opportunity

for the public to learn more about these pieces of NH legislation with knowledgeable resource persons available to answer questionsabout the impact changes may have in Carroll County. The public is invited to participate in this event. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call Gloria Hoag at 323-7487. Anyone with transportation needs is encouraged to call Susan Wiley at 284-6990.

Gilford Old Home Day Committee seeks members

GILFORD — The 92nd Annual Gilford Old Home Day Committee is seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining the Committee or learning more about it is encouraged to call Gilford Parks and Recreation Director Herb Greene at 527-4722.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I’m a 47-year-old father of four kids. My oldest, “Janet,” is 24 and lives on her own. I adopted Janet when she was 2. Her mother made it clear that Janet is to never know that she is not my biological child. Janet’s mother and I are now divorced, and I have moved on to a happier life. I have always treated Janet the same as my other kids. I cosigned for her car and covered when she missed payments. When she needed money, I was there for her. When she graduated from college, I forgave the $4,000 she owed me for her tuition. Janet’s mother never offered a dime to help. Unfortunately, Janet has inherited her mother’s tendency to drink and take advantage of people. She appreciates nothing I’ve done for her. I finally couldn’t take it anymore and stopped trying to help. That was 18 months ago, and we haven’t spoken since. This is causing problems with my other kids. They want me to forgive everything. But I need Janet to admit she is out of control. She hasn’t responded to any of my past letters, so why should I keep trying to make her see that she needs to grow up and stop hurting herself and her family? Janet still owes me more than $21,000 in school loans and refuses to repay any of it. Now I am thinking of suing her. I’m a firm believer in being responsible for your actions. I also think it is time to tell Janet about her biological father. It may help her understand why she is so different from her siblings. I’m hoping it will also demonstrate that I’m the only one who has been there for her. I feel I have lost a daughter. What should I do? -- At a Crossroad with a Broken Heart Dear Crossroad: Many biological parents have these same issues with irresponsible adult children. It’s up to you whether or not to sue Janet, but she is not likely to repay the $21,000 either way. However, we agree that she should know about her biological origins -- not because she will appreciate you

more (not likely), but because she deserves to have her medical history. First consult a counselor who deals with adopted children so you can present it properly, and then warn your ex-wife. Dear Annie: In the expression, “Watch your P’s and Q’s,” what do the letters “P” and “Q” stand for? -- Always Wondered in Ohio Dear Ohio: The most accepted explanation is that the expression comes from old printing presses where the letters “p” and “q” could easily be transposed when setting the type and workers should be careful. Another account is that it originated in English pubs where bartenders kept a tally of pints and quarts. Our favorite, however, is that “p” is short for “please” and “q” is a contraction of “thank you,” and the saying was used by parents to teach their children to be polite. Dear Annie: You recently printed a letter from a woman whose husband “claims” he is bipolar. He is also abusive. I have known I was bipolar since I was 46, back when it was still called manic depression. I get so tired of the media misrepresenting this condition. One cannot automatically assume that all bipolar people are violent or have such tendencies. I have never been violent in my 69 years and would never consider it. I know I am one of the lucky ones whose disease is completely controlled by the right medication, and I am diligent about following my psychiatrist’s advice. I am a successful and happy person. I wish people would not always assume that all bipolar individuals are hopeless, unemployed and dysfunctional. It’s simply not the case. Thank you. -- Stigmatized in California Dear Stigmatized: Bipolar symptoms are different depending upon the individual, and those who are diligent about their medication fare quite well. Thanks for the reminder.

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

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

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

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

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

BOATS BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311. LAKE Winnisquam docks for rent 524-6662. PRIVATE Dock Space for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, $2,500/ season. 603-661-2883. SEASONAL rentals, 2 boat slips on Paugus Bay up to 23 ft/ non live aboard, $2000/ each. 387-2311.

Business Opportunities Golf club repair & regripping. Small investment 527-0547

Davids Antique & Collectibles Auction 10 am Saturday, April 16 • Preview 8:00 am Leavitt Park, 334 Elm St., Laconia, NH Lots of furniture- early plank chest, 4 pine bureaus, 4 Ethan Allen chairs, dropfront desks, mahogany lowboy, graduated chest w/ ball feet, 3 commodes, curved oak china, document boxes, Yield House desk, flintlock boot pistol, percussion shotgun & long gun, Ansonia clock in Royal Bonn case, C I doorstop, bunny choc mold, 40's toy wood station wagon, several bookends, old marbles, few sterling pcs, paper & ephemera, Winchester roller skates, 10 to 15 cent comics lot incl Space Age # 1. Photos and more detailed list at auctionzip.com

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For Rent 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. BELMONT at the Bypass, 2 bedroom, outstanding screened porch basement storage, $850 plus utilities security and references. 603-630-1296. Belmont: 1BR, economical gas heat, quietcountry setting, $595/month +utilities, security and references. 455-5848. BRISTOL: Newly renovated 2-Bedroom apartment. Heat & hot water included. $700/month. $100 discount on first months rent. 217-4141. 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 Gilford-3 bedroom. $1,000/Month. All utilities included. Available May 1st. No dogs/cats. Seen by appt. 528-5540

FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Attic Storage. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471. FRANKLIN: 2BR Mobile home for rent, $700 plus utilities, Security deposit required, no dogs. 279-5846. 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. GORGEOUS 1-Bedroom condo in Laconia. 1st floor, hardwood floors, open-concept, new appliances. $1,100/Month includes, heat/hot water, cable, Internet, washer/dryer, fitness room access. Not smoking/No pets. 630-8171 HOUSE Share, Country setting, Shaker Rd. $650 includes everything. Sec deposit and references Call 630-1296.

For Rent LACONIA 1 Bedroom apartments available . Rents from $575 to $650 (some with utilities included). Off street parking. Call

The Hodges Companies today (603) 224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or download an application at www.hodgescompanies.com

Equal Housing Opportunity Agent and Employer. LACONIA 2BR apt first floor, $875 util not incl, no pets, sec dep and refs. 520-5171 LACONIA 2BR apt first floor, $875 util not incl, no pets, sec dep and refs. 520-5171 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. 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 Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471 LACONIA- Large 1 Bedroom apartment. Newly paiinted, hardwood floors, new appliances. $175/Week + security. Utilities not included. Call 524-1349 Pat LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. FREE WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 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.

For Rent LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement, $215/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. 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. cmtanguay@yahoo.com LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. 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. 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. 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 Close to town. 2-bedroom 1.5 bath with whirlpool soaking tub. Modern kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace with heat retention bricks, new furnace, 2-car garage, 1.5 acres. Includes yard maintenance. Ann 279-6173 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.

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NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

2002 MXZ 600, 1900 miles, good shape, $1300. Honda EM5000 generator, 20 hours, $1200. 848-0014.

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

ONE Bedroom apartment in Weirs Beach with heat, hot water & electric. $800/Month. $800 Security deposit. 393-2836

2005 Mercury 8HP 4 stroke motor, great condition, with gas can. $1400 firm. Call Tom at 387-5934.

Walk in cooler for sale. Single walk in door, 4 panel reach in and 3 panel reach in doors. Soda rack shelving, condenser, piping etc. Needs to be disassembled. Looking to move it quickly. Make an offer. Call 366-4801 x 205

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.

TILTON- DOWNTOWN. Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150 weekly, includes all. 286-4391. TILTON: 3-bedroom spacious apt.,convenient location, no pets. $850/Month. plus utilities, heat. Security deposit, references. 286-8200 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.

For Rent-Vacation 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.

For Rent-Commercial

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

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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

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 CARE AND COMFORT NURSING Immediate opening for LNA and PCA. Call 528-5020 or fax resume to 528-0352. 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 catering@hartsturkeyfarm.com 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

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

253-7111

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

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PART TIME HELP WANTED Days-Nights-Weekends Available

CNC Mill Operators Familiar with FADAL - Haas - Anilam Centroid Helpful

PRECISION SHEET METAL MECHANIC For Aerospace Work

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

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Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665

49 Blaisdell Avenue Laconia, NH 03246

Farmers Sink, cast iron, circa 1900 44X22, high back $300 firm as is, or $700 refinished any color. 455-9846

CNC LATHE OPERATORS PART-TIME WELDER

603-524-8121

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.

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.

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

Help Wanted GARDEN CENTER

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

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:

Gilford Department of Public Works Office 55 Cherry Valley Road.

• RN Care/Case Manager- Full Time. BSN preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking capabilities and outstanding internal and external customer relations skills. Previous case management experience desired. Clinical experience with ability to proactively interact with physicians on current and proposed care within an acute care environment required. Knowledge of insurance plans, including Medicare reimbursement helpful. Position invloves discharge planning and assisting patients with care transitions. • Paramedic- Per Diem. Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic; EMS Provider license; 1 year pre-hospital care (EMT-I or higher) • RN- Full-time. Nightshift, ACLS, BCLS, ENPC or PALS, TNCC preferred. Previous ER experience preferred. • RN- Full-Time. ACLS/PALS/BLS and some acute care experience and critical care experience preferred. Must take rotating call. Positive attitude, team player, computer skills and critical thinking skills required. • RN- Per Diem. Must have OB experience. • Office RN- Full Time. Office experience preferred. BLS required. Willing to be a team player, NH License. • Physical Therapist- Per Diem. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. Previous inpatient experience preferred. Current NH PT license and CPR certification required. Looking for weekend and weekday coverage. • Clinical Coordinator- Full-Time. RN with current license and Wound Care experience; Responsible for the coordination of clinical activities of the Wound Care Center, including but not limited to use of organizational skills, leadership, planning, implementing, evaluating, and providing patient care through the use of hospital and nursing standards. Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred. Previous supervisory exp. pref. Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS, infection control, safety and all unit required skill review.

Resumes are welcomed. No applications will be taken over the phone. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. EOE.

A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

Town of Gilford, NH Cemetery Trustees HELP WANTED Seasonal Maintenance Staff $11.00 per hour The Gilford Cemetery Trustees are accepting applications for lawn care laborers to work at the town cemeteries. Duties include mowing, trimming and maintaining grass along with caring for shrubbery, removal of brush and assisting in the overall management of 16 cemeteries. The ideal candidates will be experienced, dependable, detail-oriented and able to operate machinery and equipment to be provided by the Town. Cemetery staff must be dedicated to providing excellent services upon sacred grounds. Two positions are currently available to work full-time from April through October. Apply at:

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. 200 Tilton Road, Northfield, NH 03276

Meredith Hannaford 38 NH Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253 603-279-1451

Join us for Our Summer Job Fair: Saturday, April 9th (11am-3pm) Friday April 15th (3pm-5pm)

Will be held outside in front of the store

Now Hiring Seasonal Summer Positions: Bakery, Deli, Cashiers, Customer Service Associates, Produce, Meat, Seafood, Center Store & Center Store Overnights Supermarket Experience helpful, but willing to train the right candidate:

Open Availability Preferred

Hannaford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Meredith artist Phyllis Stewart to speak at Lakes Region Art Association meeting on April 18 LACONIA — Meredith artist Phyllis Stewart will be the guest speaker at the Lakes Region Art Association meeting to be held at the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18. Pastels are Stewart’s medium. Her primary themes are floral but she also renders portraits, homes, and landscapes. Her award winning work is characterized

“Plum Island” is a painting by Phyllis Stewart, who will speak at the Lakes Region Art Association meeting to be held at the Taylor Community at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18. (Courtesy photo)

by vibrant colors and exceptional detail. According to the artist, getting into pastels “came out of the blue.” She had had no art training and enrolled in an art class with the motivation to do a wall mural for a daughter. With only pastels available, she “took” to them and never turned back. Stewart will share her work and techniques at the meeting. The public is welcome. For additional information, call Gisela Langsten, at 293-2702 or e-mail gila@metrocast.net.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Instruction

Services

Services

CNC SET-UP MACHINIST

FACILITY MAINTENANCE PERSON

KIDWORKS Learning Center Now accepting applications for Preschool Teacher. Seeking enthusiastic, energetic teacher for high quality Early Learning Center. Full Time Position/benefits. Must have 12 ECE Credits. Call 279-6633 or fax resume to 677-1009 EOE

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

Attractive Landscapes

MASONRY: Custom stonework, brick/block, patios, fireplaces, repairs/repointing. 726-8679, Paul. prp_masonry@yahoo.com

Paradise Beach Club, Weirs beach now hiring: Seasonal (May-October) and Bike Week (6/11-6/19). Experienced only: Bartenders, Servers, Cooks and Security Personnel. Seasonal help must be available ALL Weekend Evenings (Friday & Saturday). Call 366-2665 #3

New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 286-4121

e are looking for a responsible nd highly motivated individual to n our first shift team of machins. Applicants must be experinced in the efficient set-up of NC milling or turning (Mori-Seiki quipment). Familiarity in maching various grades of materials nd an excellent knowledge of oling is required. This position is great opportunity for an individal who is dedicated to the indusy of machining, and is looking to dvance his or her career. We fer challenging work, without petition, in a clean and profesonal environment. Our compreensive benefits package includes ealth insurance, dental insurnce, life insurance, disability surance, paid holidays, vacation ay, tuition reimbursement, ction 125 plan, efficiency onuses, and much, much more. you are thinking of making a ange for the better, come visit ur facility and talk with our eople. Then come grow with us. pplicants are asked to apply in erson (to discuss qualifications), onday through Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm at: BURNS MACHINE, LC 516 PROVINCE ROAD OUTE 107 INDUSTRIAL PARK ACONIA, 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 PARK LACONIA, NH 03246 Hand tossed pizza maker. Experience preferred but will train. Half Moon Pizza 366-4315 Part-Time Mechanic needed to help with automotive projects. Evenings or weekends. Joe 998-6986

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

WEIRS BEACH LOBSTER POUND Is Hiring for All Positions! Please go to www.wb-lp.com and click on “join our team” or stop by to fill out an application.

70 Endicott St., Weirs Beach

FLYFISHING LESSONS

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

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

Motorcycles 1993 CBR 600. No plastic, runs good, new battery. $900. 1983 GPZ 750 $600. 343-3753 2000 XL1200C HD Sportster. Under 18,000 miles. Runs Great $3,800. B/O. Call 279-0490

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

BRETT’S ELECTRIC

TAX PREPARATION

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

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

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

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531

2000Harley Davidson DYNA-Conv ertible, carb, 88 cu. In., forward controls, touring seats. Excellent condition. 6,300 miles $7,000. 524-4866.

Home Care: at the Very Heart of Healthcare…..

2002 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883: Excellent condition, blue, 10k miles, $4,000/b.o. eah221@yahoo.com, or 630-8317 for more information.

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 clong@commhlth.org. EOE

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

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

Yard Sale

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

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

JAYNE!S Painting is now Ruel!s Painting. Same great service! Jason Ruel Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! 393-0976

LAWNCARE cleanup, light hauling, Masonry.832-8586 CHANGING Times Landscape Lawn maintenance, Spring clean up from A to Z. Office

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607


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