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Rotarians see 10,000 daylilies in Laconia’s future BY ADAM DRAPCHO





LACONIA — The Laconia Rotary Club has given the city flowers in past years. In 1997, the club helped develop downtown’s Rotary Park and the club continues to sponsor landscaping there. More recently, Rotarians helped the city populate the refurbished Stewart Park with attractive plantings. This year, the club has purchased $1,000 worth of daylilies, and is looking for the public’s cooperation in an effort to plant the flow-

ers from one end of the city to the other. Rotarian Warren Clement, who is organizing the project with help from Dale Squires of Belknap Landscape Company, said the club’s vision is to plant the daylilies, grown by Merrymeeting Garden Center in New Durham, in front yards and along road sides from the Belmont town line all the way to Meredith. “It might take three years, but we’d like to plant 10,000 throughout the city,” Clement said. The flowers will be sold for $1 per plant and see DAYLILIES page 8

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LACONIA — Parents of Laconia Middle Schoolers were told Tuesday night by an anti-bullying expert that there is an epidemic of bullying in American schools that affects 30 to 50-percent of the nation’s school children. “All indications are that we are raising the meanest generation ever,’’ said Dr. Malcolm Smith, a family life and family education specialist with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service. “It’s time to get more serious as parents. But it’s not a school problem, or a parent problem or a school board problem. It’s everybody’s problem,’’ said Smith, who said that if the same level of threat was posed by a communicable disease there would be an overwhelming public outcry for action. He said that he was severely bullied himself as a teenager and that 40 years later he can still recall the incident, in which he was shoved to the ground and spat upon by other students at a Kansas high school and called ‘’farm trash.’’ see BULLYING page 14

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock ‘n’ roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike. His identity as “the world’s oldest teenager” became strained in recent years, as time and infirmity caught up with his enduring boyishness. But he owned New Year’s Eve after four decades hosting his annual telecast on ABC from Times Square. And as a producer and entertainment entrepreneur, he was a media titan: his Dick Clark Productions supplied movies, game shows, beauty contests and more to TV, and, for a time in the 1980s, he boasted programs on all three networks. Equally comfortable chatting about music with Sam Cooke or bantering with Ed McMahon on “TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes,” Clark was listed among the Forbes 400 of wealthiest Americans. Clark, who died of a heart attack Wednesday at a Santa Monica see CLARK page 10

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3 Secret Service agents fired in wake of prostitution scandal WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving swiftly, the Secret Service forced out three agents Wednesday in a prostitution scandal that has embarrassed President Barack Obama. A senior congressman welcomed the move to hold people responsible for the tawdry episode but warned “it’s not over.” The agency announced three agents are leaving the service even as separate U.S. government investigations were under way. The Secret Service did not identify the agents being forced out of the government

or eight more it said remain on administrative leave. In a statement, it said one supervisor was allowed to retire and another will be fired for cause. A third employee, who was not a supervisor, has resigned. The agents were implicated in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that also involved about 10 military service members and as many as 20 women. All the Secret Service employees who were involved had their security clearances revoked. “These are the first steps,” said Rep. Pete

King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Secret Service. King said the agency’s director, Mark Sullivan, took employment action against “the three people he believes the case was clearest against.” But King warned: “It’s certainly not over.” King said the agent set to be fired would sue. King said Sullivan had to follow collective bargaining rules but was “moving as quickly as he can. Once he feels the facts see SECRET SERVICE page 8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized Wednesday for gruesome, newly revealed photographs that show U.S. soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of dead insurgents in Afghanistan. He said war can lead young troops to “foolish decisions” and expressed concern the photos could incite fresh violence against Americans. The White House called the two-yearold photos “reprehensible,” joining Panetta

and other top military officials in expressing regret for the latest in a string of embarrassing missteps by the U.S. military in a war that’s built on earning the trust and confidence of ordinary Afghans. In recent months, American troops have been caught up in controversies over burning Muslim holy books, urinating on Afghan corpses, an alleged massacre of 17 Afghan villagers and other misdeeds. “This is war. I know that war is ugly and

it’s violent, and I know that young people sometimes caught up in the moment make some very foolish decisions,” Panetta said. “I am not excusing that behavior, but neither do I want these images to bring further injury to our people or to our relationship with the Afghan people.” “My apology is on behalf of the Department of Defense and the U.S. government,” Panetta told a news conference in Brussels see PHOTOS page 12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Their battle joined, challenger Mitt Romney savaged President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy on Wednesday while the commander in chief commiserated up close with victims of the recession and warned that Republicans would only make matters worse.

“Obama is over his head and swimming in the wrong direction” when it comes to the economy, Romney said in a scorching speech delivered across the street from the football stadium where the president will deliver his Democratic National Convention acceptance speech this summer. “Even if you like Barack Obama, we

can’t afford Barack Obama,” the former Massachusetts governor declared, an evident reference to the president’s ability to transcend at least some of the public’s dissatisfaction with the pace of the recovery. Romney quoted liberally — and mockingly — from Obama’s 2008 campaign pledges to see CAMPAIGN page 15

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Angela Joyce and her 11-year-old son Logan stand outside a Gale  Street Apartment  building  that  was  destroyed  by  a  three-alarm  fire Tuesday night. Joyce points to the window of the room where she was when a neighbor pounded on the door alerting her to the  fire. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

an aggressive interior attack was mounted and that, based on the volume of fire and size of the building, a third alarm was requested. Belmont’s Engine 2 was released from the Laconia fire to come to the scene, along with units from a half dozen nearby towns. Parenti said that at one point all companies were removed from the building due to deteriorating conditions. After a brief exterior attack companies regrouped and completed interior operations. He said that the area of the building where the fire apparently began is not salvageable.

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The real GSA scandal is Big Labor payoffs Stop the presses: Big-spending Democrats are finally up in arms over a federal boondoggle. Details of the U.S. General Services Administration bacchanalia get worse by the day. We’ve graduated from overpriced breakfasts in Vegas, friendsand-family junkets galore and in-house videos mocking their own profligacy to extravagant bonuses, alleged kickbacks, obstructionism and bribes. But the scandal is still small potatoes compared to the potential billions GSA is pouring down the Big Labor drain. Whistleblowers and an independent inspector general investigation estimate that the GSA’s Sin City conference cost taxpayers an estimated $1-million in 2010. Washington bureaucrats squandered another $234,000 on public relations damage control. An interim GSA director announced Tuesday on Capitol Hill that 35 upcoming conferences would be canceled at a cost savings of less than $1-million. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland vowed that GSA officials would be “made to pay back” taxpayers. The arrogance of these civil servants is, of course, jaw-dropping. Regional Commissioner Jeff Neely, the Paris Hilton of GSA party animals, wrote in an invitation to personal friends: “We’ll get you guys a room near us, and we’ll pick up the room tab. ... I know I’m bad, but as Deb and I often say, why not enjoy it while we have it and while we can. Ain’t gonna last forever.” Neely’s gone, along with seven other top administrators, and the GSA travel budget has dried up for now. But this is just a sliver of the permanently enshrined waste that constitutes the bread-and-butter business of the behemoth agency, which runs on a $45-billion annual budget — including $5.5-billion in federal stimulus money to oversee capital building projects. Thanks to President Obama (whose White House reflexively tried to blame Party in the GSAgate on the Bush administration), the federal government is steering that money toward Big Labor patrons with a proven track record of cost overruns, construction delays and corruption. As I’ve reported previously, the linchpin is E.O. 13502, a unionfriendly executive order signed by Obama in his first weeks in office. It essentially forces contractors who bid on large-scale public construction projects worth $25-million or more to submit to union representation for its employees. The blunt instrument used to give unions a leg up is the “project labor agreement,” which in theory sets reasonable prework terms and conditions. But in practice, it requires contractors to

hand over exclusive bargaining control, to pay inflated, above-market wages and benefits, and to fork over dues money and pension funding to corrupt, cash-starved labor organizations. These anti-competitive agreements undermine a fair bidding process on projects that locked-out, nonunion laborers are funding with their own tax dollars. And these PLAs benefit the privileged few at the expense of the vast majority: In the construction industry, 85-percent of the workforce is nonunion by choice. David G. Tuerck of the Department of Economics and Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University testified on Capitol Hill last year: “The adoption of a PLA amounts, in effect, to the conferral of monopoly power on a select group of construction unions over the supply of construction labor.” The mandate serves “one purpose: to discourage competition from nonunion contractors (and, in some instances, union contractors) to the end of shoring up declining union power, along with union-mandated wages and benefits, against competitive pressures.” The institute’s studies show that PLAs have added between 12 and 18-percent to school construction costs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The total price tag for GSA projects built with PLAs remains unknown. But here’s just one example: The Washington Examiner reported in 2010 that the GSA paid the federal Lafayette Building’s general contractor an additional $3.3-million above the initial $52-million contract to ensure that the project was built with a union payback PLA. The Obama administration had previously tried to slip a PLA mandate into a $35-million jobs center construction project in New Hampshire, but retreated when state contractors challenged the provision as an unfair restriction on competition. According to The Washington Times, just 8.7-percent of construction workers are unionized in New Hampshire. Among the GSA administrators fired over Vegas-palooza was Robert A. Peck, chief of the agency’s Public Buildings Service. That’s the same office overseeing the $5.5-billion in stimulus contracts for capital projects like the Lafayette Building. But neither Peck nor any other GSA official nor the White House has been held accountable for job-killing union favoritism in its everyday contracting practices. And as the pro-competition watchdog website The Truth About Project Labor Agreements points out: “Numerous (GSA) projects have been awarded to contractors submitting PLA bids at the expense of qualified firms opposed to PLA see next page

LETTERS Trying to label me a right wing extremist doesn’t make it so To the editor, Hey, Marty’s back! Welcome back into the fray Marty. I’m speaking of Marty Valengavich of course readers. Marty says he’s been absent due to family issues. Well we all hope it was nothing to serious and it was resolved well. I hope you and your family are all doing well. Now back once more into the breach. Marty doesn’t think I’m a moderate and I can understand that because it’s my habit to usually write in response to the most offensive assertions, smears and slanders. For instance, a while back I got into a back and forth when one gentleman who said that the Tea Party were all racists. I took offense to that having been to several. I saw no racist signs or heard no racist comments. Still the writer insisted they existed but when challenged couldn’t show any proof or evidence of it. Another, for instance, was when debating another writer who declared Fox News lies. Yet he too was unable to give even a single example of such. Progressives love to throw around these kinds of accusations, heck they use the claim of racism like a club trying to bully people who honestly disagree with them politically into silence. Marty says James Veverka ticks me off. He’s right! O’l Jim starts with one letter accusing conservatives of, you

guessed it, racism then in the next goes on an anti-Christian rant blaming all the ills of the world, it seemed, on them. So yes, I was offended by his hypocrisy and just plain nasty attitude. Never once does he mention Jews, Muslims, Hindus or any other religion which all have had their dark moments. So why Christians? Easy, most fundamentalist Christians are conservatives. It’s not religion he hates it’s conservatives he despises. Jim will write these long, long letters and uses people like Paul Krugman as reference sources. Heck he once even used his own letter as a reference. So yea Marty, people like that annoy me. I even responded to one frequent writer who wrote that we (the U.S.) sold weapons of mass destruction to Saddam Hussein, which was a flat out lie. This person wrote the same thing not once but twice with a couple years separating his letters. And yes I called him on it both times. But trying to label me as some hard right wing extremist doesn’t make it so. Even if it were so you still have not offered readers any evidence to support those accusations you made before family matters curtailed your letters. Were waiting. Steve Earle Hill

We applaud Rep. Bass for his effort to protect natural treasurers To the editor, As a New Hampshire native, I have ingrained in me a deep connection with our state’s forests, lakes, mountains and wild places. Conserved lands are an important part of our heritage, our identity, economy and quality of life. Congressman Charlie Bass understands this, and we should applaud his efforts to help protect our state’s natural treasures by supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Dollars for this fund come from offshore drilling revenues set aside for conservation; this means no tax dollars are spent. The benefits to the public are many: LWCF has aided in establishing state parks and national wildlife ref-

uges ensuring continued access to trail heads, traditional hunting and fishing grounds, wildlife viewing and the outdoor recreation. Generating nearly $4-billion annually in sales and services, outdoor recreation provides jobs for Granite Staters, attracts visitors to the state and generates an estimated $261-million in tax revenues. Congressman Bass as well as Senators Shaheen and Ayotte understand the important role land conservation plays in preserving the character of our state and the economic boost they provide to our families and communities. Brian Gagnon The Wilderness Society Plymouth

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LETTERS Ask our reps in Washington to support Mercury clean air standard

An active, bright kid will become a major problem if ignored

To the editor, More than ever, improving the North Country economy is one of my top priorities. While there is no silver bullet, we do have silver buckshot. We can enhance our pristine outdoor environment for residents and visitors and we can replace job-draining oil and propane imports with job-creating, locallyproduced wind, wood, and energy efficiency. The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Mercury air pollution standard will help us achieve both. The greatest remaining form of unregulated air pollution is Mercury – along with arsenic, chromium, nickel, and other toxic gases – released directly into the atmosphere largely by 400 old, coal-fired power plants located in states upwind from New Hampshire. Mercury and these air toxics cause cancer, neurological damage such as reduced IQ, heart disease, asthma attacks, and premature death. Mercury from these coal plants has polluted all of New Hampshire’s land and fresh water bodies and harmed New Hampshire wildlife dependent upon them. A new study finds that mercury in a wide-ranging number of birds and bats is high enough to cause physiological and reproductive harm. One-quarter of freshwater fish tested for mercury had levels so high that eating them would pose a health risk to women of childbearing age and young children. Fish consumption advisories now apply to all NH fresh water bodies. These old coal plants also belch out smog and microscopic particles that make Coos County air unhealthy to breathe during over ten days each year. Way back in 1990, Congress knew about these issues and ordered EPA to regulate Mercury and air toxics. Finally in December, after twenty years of delay, EPA released the mercury and air toxics air pollution standard. This new standard will eliminate 90 percent of power plant mercury air pollution, preventing as many as 11,000 premature deaths, 130,000 asthma attacks, 4,700 heart attacks, and 540,000 lost days of work

To the editor, I must compliment Ryan Griffin for his letter in the April 3 Laconia Daily Sun. I grossly oversimplified the ADD problem (ie, showed one side), and Ryan has an excellent response to that, also oversimplified, BUT a good step in expanding understanding. I’ll try to expand a bit on it, and hope that Ryan, and others will also try to promote more understanding. I’m sure we will both disagree on points BUT that’s the way to move to the center. Ryan, I hope you get to be 79 and more, where you will realize you have to rely on many others much more than ever expected. “ADD” as I have it, and most of my very successful friends have it, never goes away, but we adapt as we must. The many other forms you have referred to sometimes are “cured”, but too often are a lifetime problem. When recognized and treated, the child has a better chance (as well as the parent and teacher). It seems to me that much other education problems we see are caused by neglected, undisciplined children. At least those with diagnosed “ADD” get a better chance. But what

due to illness each year. By 2016, the Mercury standard will generate health benefits of between $37 billion and $90 billion each year, delivering $3-$9 in health benefits for every dollar spent to reduce pollution. The Mercury standard will not reduce the reliability of our electric system. It gives utilities sufficient time to comply by installing cost-effective pollution controls already being used by the best performing power plants. Power from uneconomic coal plants can be replaced with excess capacity from natural gas plants that are currently being run at less than full capacity. Longer term – and here is where economic and jobs benefits for the North Country are created – greater use of energy efficiency and clean wind and wood power can affordably replace old coal plants. There is also an issue of fairness here. Coal utilities wanting a free pass on their air pollution have been able to block the national Mercury standard for two decades. So, seventeen states have adopted their own power plant Mercury standards, New Hampshire being first to do so in 2002. In response, Public Service Company of New Hampshire created hundreds of construction jobs installing a pollution scrubber on its Merrimack Station coal plant. While we’ve cleaned up our act, air pollution continues to blow into our state from Midwest power plants. This is why we need a national Mercury standard. Unfortunately, the new national Mercury clean air standard has come under harsh attack in Congress, with more attacks in the works. Please thank Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Congressman Charlie Bass for standing up for New Hampshire and voting to defend the national Mercury standard. We should encourage Congressman Frank Guinta to join the fight for healthier air and clean energy jobs in New Hampshire. Ray Burton N.H. Executive Council - District 1 Bath

Granny D’s cause will be alive & well at May 11 dinner in Concord To the editor, I hear the people’s raised voices against corrupting money in politics wherever I go! Dread accompanies this election period already. Dread for the slam-bang of nasty and pricey TV ads. Dread for the purchased outcome of what is meant to be fair and free elections. The people making our will known, via our votes, is what democracy is all about. However, we have Citizens United case (corporations are people with free-speech rights) dragging down that ideal that Granny D called clean elections. I was in Florida last week, gave an arm up to an elderly woman who’d fallen in the rough surf. She later played a Scrabble game with my older daughter and me. I asked if she’d heard of Granny D. She hadn’t. She was immediately interested. She knew all about Citizens United case and that we must get corrupting money out of our elections. I decided

Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell”. One recent morning I had an informing call from Public Citizen, and gave them a donation. They are taking Citizens United case to court, trying to get it overturned. Here in New Hampshire on May 11th, Bill McKibben will be speaking at a fundraiser dinner for Coalition for Open Democracy. Coalition for Open Democracy is Granny D’s ongoing group, still at it, working hard to get her clean elections goal achieved. Please put this May 11 event on your calendar. This dinner will be held at NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Rd. Concord, 6 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:15 for social time. Seats limited, $40. Anyone with the will to fight for what’s right could give support now by attending the dinner and hearing Bill McKibben on this topic. For Information: 661-8621. I hope to see you there. Lynn Rudmin Chong

about those other ignored ones? An active eager bright kid WILL become a major problem if ignored! There should be NO difference in schools up to 8th grade, from 1945 to now! Sadly there are much more nonsense distractions which clearly prevent learning, which is why the typical student today has learned much less of the basics. BUT, in China, Japan, Russia, India and others the students are far ahead of where we were back in 1950, while our students are several years behind our 1950 standards. Clearly that is NOT due to drug treatment of children, but MAY be due to family neglect and failure of our schools. It is all tied together! No single cause or cure. Just as an aside: I have observed that students involved in music (orchestra, band, chorus, etc. ALL seem to do a lot better academically. Which is causing which? Back to you Ryan, and as still a young “kid”, you can do better than this antique! Jack Stephenson Gilford

GOP trying to restrict voters they know don’t agree with them To the editor, Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the OUTCOME OF AN ELECTION by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their “right to vote”. The history of the United States of America has been one of an on-going fight to expand the right to vote. Originally the vote was restricted to “white men with property” eliminating African Americans and many poor white voters. Finally women got the right to vote. In the 1960’s came the Voting Rights Act. This act lowered the voting age, increasing the numbers of citizens who were empowered to vote. Now, thanks to the Republicans, comes “voter dis-enfranchisement”. Under the banner of voter fraud the Republicans are systematically changing voters rights. Republican-controlled legislatures in

many states have passed a wide range of new bills in 2011 that will restrict, rather than broaden, access to the ballot box. As a result, the estimates are that as many as 5-million voters could be disenfranchised in the 2012 election. Some of these voter laws include, elimination of same-day registration, early voting, absentee ballots, Sunday voting, photo identification, college students being able to vote on campus. Pending Senate votes on SB-318 and SB-289, the state of N.H. is doing the same thing. All of these “laws” restrict the poor, minorities, senior citizens and our younger college citizens. These laws are to enable the Republicans to restrict the voters that they know will not vote Republican. Cathy Dawson Laconia

Strength of our community again shown with Army cleanup To the editor, The Main Street Initiative of Laconia, Inc. would like to thank Sgt. William R. Enos and Sgt. Joseph Dougherty, the US Army Recruiters, and the new Army recruits for their efforts on Saturday, April 141h, to clean and sweep the sidewalks and apart of Main Street between Beacon Street and Pleasant Street. These young men showed a great deal of energy and enthusiasm and we greatly appreciate their efforts and their commitment to the community. We would also like to thank the Laconia Public Works Department for

providing the brooms, bags, signs, and truck used on Saturday morning. Finally, but certainly not least, we would like to thank Drew and Elisa Seneca of the Downtown Deli for providing the pancake breakfast and water for the recruits and for their contribution to the beautification of the downtown. This great event was another strong showing of the strength of our community, as evidenced by our people. Again, thanks to all who contributed and worked on the clean-up! Patrick Wood, President Main Street Initiative of Laconia, Inc.

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Sanbornton officials preparing for May 9 Town Meeting; SB-2 on ballot again By Mike Mortensen FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

SANBORNTON – Voters will be asked to approve a nearly $3.7-million operating budget, plus another $1.1-million for special items and capital expenditures when they go to Town Meeting next month. The proposed operated budget to be voted on at the May 9 Town Meeting is $3,687,279 – an increase of 1.4-percent. The town’s operating budget for the current fiscal year which ends June 30 is $3,639,154, according to Town Administrator Bob Veloski. The proposed operating budget which is being recommended by the Budget Committee is $2,765 less than the figure proposed by the Board of Selectmen. Veloski said the Budget Committee and selectmen differed on just two items. The Budget Committee voted to add $3,230 to a line item in the general government portion of the budget, but cut $5,994 from the amount selectmen had recommended for the library. The largest of the special expenditures is for $266,252 to resurface and install improved drainage systems for Upper Bay and Steele Hill roads. Two-thirds of the cost — $177,502 — would be paid by the state, with the rest coming from local taxes. DAYLILIES from page one will be sold as “bare-root” plants. Clement said the daylily is a hardy plant that will grow in just about any soil and can be planted by even novice gardeners. He recommends that the lilies be planted about a foot apart, and as the years go on, the flowers will propogate and fill in the spaces in between. He wasn’t sure how many plants the club will get for its $1,000 bulk purchase, if there’s any profit generated from the sale the club will use the revenue to purchase more flowers. Those who wish to purchase lilies should contact Clement at 520-7650 or Squires at Belknap Landscape Company (528-2798 ext 29). In addition to purchasing flowers, Clement said the club is looking for volunteers to help with planting and would happily accept donations to help further the project. If the club’s vision is achieved, the Laconia landscape will soon be carpeted with colorful, blooming lilies. Clement said, “It’s a beautification program. We have an awful lot of visitors that come to the area, it’s a way of saying, ‘welcome.’” He noted that the flowers would also benefit the local residents would be surrounded by flowers for much of the year. “When the lilies start to bloom, you know it’s summer,” he said. “Let’s brighten up the place.”

In return for the state’s two-thirds funding, the town would become responsible for maintaining Upper Bay and Steele Hill roads in the future. The transfer of the two roads from the state to the town is addressed in a separate warrant article. Around $288,000 in special spending is being sought by the Fire Department. The biggest request is for $269,000 to buy a tanker truck to replace an existing fire engine. If approved, the money would come from capital reserve funds. Voters approved $219,000 for the same purpose last year, which town officials say was not enough to fund the purchase. Other special expenditures for the department are $10,000 for protective clothing for firefighters, $5,000 for emergency medical equipment, and $4,300 for EMS billing and paramedic intercept expenses. Capital budget expenditures to be considered are $109,000 for equipment leased by the Highway Department, and $400,000 to repair various town roads. Voters will also be asked to decide if they want to spend $60,000 to purchase 4 3/4 acres behind and next to the Old Town Hall on Tower Hill Road. If approved, the land would be used for potential expansion of the town offices.

The Town Meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, in the Sanbornton Central School. Voting for local offices and one referendum question will take place the preceding day, Tuesday, May 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The referendum question – by petition – seeks to have the town replace the traditional Town Meeting format with the official ballot (SB-2) method of deciding all local town issues by ballot during daylong voting. This marks the seventh time Sanbornton voters have been asked to approve the change. The question has failed to get the necessary threefifths majority when it was on the ballot in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Budget Committee Chairman Earl Leighton, one of the people behind the latest SB-2 petition, noted that when the question was last on the ballot, 57-percent of the voters supported the change — 3-percent short of the margin needed to pass. “I’m hopeful this might be the year,” he said. There is only one contested race on the ballot. Selectman Karen Ober is being challenged by Mark Ryba.

Clement’s pitch sold John Moriarty, a fellow Rotarian whose family owns the Eight Gables Mall on Union Avenue. Moriarty is planning to plant flowers in front of the property and hopes to start a trend that spreads in both directions along the busy thoroughfare. For Moriarty, the sale represents more than an affordable way to beautify his commercial property.

He is especially attracted to the idea of a common symbol that visually ties the city’s downtown to the neighborhoods of Lakeport and The Weirs. “Unified with colorful lilies seems like a nice image for the city,” he said. “I endorse this program,” Moriarty said. “It’s an improvement in quality of life, it makes Laconia a better place to be.”

SECRET SERVICE from page 2 are clear, he’s going to move.” The embarrassing scandal erupted last week after 11 Secret Service agents were sent home from the colonial-era city of Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast after a night of partying that reportedly ended with at least some of them bringing prostitutes back to their hotel. The special agents and uniformed officers were in Colombia in advance of President Barack Obama’s arrival for the Summit of the Americas. A White House official said Wednesday night that Obama had not spoken directly to Sullivan since the incident unfolded late last week. Obama’s senior aides are in close contact with Sullivan and the agency’s leadership, said the official, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to

speak publicly. In Washington and Colombia, separate U.S. government investigations were already under way. King said he has assigned four congressional investigators to the probe. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sought details of the Secret Service investigation, including the disciplinary histories of the agents involved. Secret Service investigators are in Colombia interviewing witnesses. The incident occurred before Obama arrived and was at a different hotel than the president stayed in. New details of the sordid night emerged Wednesday. A 24-year-old self-described prostitute told The New York Times that she met an agent at a discotheque in Cartagena and after a night of drinking, the pair agreed the agent would pay her $800 for sex at the hotel. The next morning, when the hotel’s front desk called because the woman hadn’t left, the pair argued over the price. “I tell him, ‘Baby, my cash money,’” the woman told the newspaper in an interview in Colombia. She said the two argued after the agent initially offered to pay her about $30 and the situation escalated, eventually ending with Colombian law enforcement involved. She said she was eventually paid about $225. The tawdry episode took a sharp political turn when presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he would fire the agents involved. Romney told radio host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that “I’d clean house” at the Secret Service.

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LETTERS Prof. Sandy should get to know some fundamentalist Christians To the editor, In response to Leo Sandy’s America’s four fundamentalisms: From reading Leo Sandy’s columns it sounds to to me like he gets very little from life experience and most of what he writes from what he’s read or what he’s been taught. He talks about Fundamentalist Christians as if their influence on the Republican Party is the sum total of their influence on society. I’m not disowning the affect of Christian fundamentalism on politics, for it largely flows from a Christian’s understanding of a human nature that is corrupt and not changeable outside of a rebirth, that is the Holy Spirit coming to live in your heart through Jesus Christ. This human nature, it is clear that our founders were familiar with. They gave us a republic based on our Creator given rights for all men to be treated as equals under the law. As a practical matter they distrusted our human nature and set up a constitutional republic of limited government with checks and balances that would best protect us from our own human nature, for politicians are humans also. They further added a bill of rights. This government worked. It also allowed religion — and we were by in large a Christian nation — to shape our society and our laws. This helped to keep in check men’s inclination toward licentiousness. This licentiousness, it was recognized would cause a downward spiral that would end in tyranny. Here fundamentalist Christians and Leo Sandy, whom seems to think that our human nature is something that evolves to the good through education and that the limited government and the checks and balances set out in our Constitution are no longer needed, have a disagreement, but it’s not unthinking. He mentions Creation verses science meaning evolution. I do do not have enough space in this letter to deal with that. Suffice

it to say there is a real question as to what is actually science. He judges fundamentalists Christians as, “bigoted, patriarchal, uncritical and insensitive to real social problems such as poverty, racism, the crisis in health care and the increasing impoverishment of America’s children.” It seems that he believes that the leviathan entitlement state is the answer to these problems and because we don’t subscribe to this political philosophy that we don’t care about these. I suggest that Leo should get to know some fundamentalists Christians before he writes scandalous things about them. If he did he might find Christian churches functioning in the community with food pantries to feed the poor, pastors visiting prisoners in jail, Christian’s networking with Christian pastors from around the world, some black, some brown, some white, forming bonds of friendship and sharing across cultural boundaries. He might find Christians struggling with how to show God’s love to a homosexual friend or relative without tickling their ears with the lie that homosexuality is not a perversion of God’s design and purpose. He might find Christians giving generously to feed the hungry and those suffering persecution around the world. He might find Christians struggling to provide health care for their families, yet still not believing that Obamacare is the answer to this problem. He might even find that Jesus still heals. He might find dedicated teachers in Christian schools whom with financial sacrifice to their families teach in Christian schools because that is where they feel that they can make the most difference for our future generation. Clearly he’s not getting this side of the story from Henry A. Giroux. John Demakowski Franklin

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A kayaker who did not wish to be identified was rescued from the cold waters of Paugus Bay on Wednesday afternoon by Laconia Fire/ Rescue personnel. His craft was swamped by the wake of a passing power boat. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)

RESCUE from page one and firefighters David Jensen and Andy Francis reached and rescued the man, who was in the channel opposite the Four Season near the head of the bay, within six minutes of being alerted. The man was brought to shore to find his mother and girlfriend waiting then escorted to an ambulance, where his cold, wet clothes were removed and he was wrapped in blankets before being taken home. The man said that since the powerboat neither

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4 of 10 apartments in High Street building were badly damaged by fire By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Fire Chief Ken Erickson said yesterday that the occupants of the ten units of the multifamily building at 63 High Street, which caught fire Tuesday night, escaped without serious harm thanks to efforts of the first firefighters to reach the scene. The 3-alarm fire began near the corner of the porch running across the front and down one side of the two-and-a-half story building to its front entrance. Erickson said that when Lieutenant Jason Bean arrived with his platoon from Central Station, the building was enveloped in dense smoke and fire was racing toward the entrance through which residents sought to leave. He said that Bean and his team — Brian Keyes, Scott Lewandowski, Brad Hardie and Rick Hewlett — checked the flames before they reached the doorway and helped residents out of the building. Erickson said that the building housed 15 adults and six children, five of whom were taken to Lakes Region General Hospital across the street, one for smoke inhalation. The Disaster Action Team of the Red Cross offifrom preceding page white performers, and he condemned censorship. He joined “American Bandstand” in 1956 after Bob Horn, who’d been the host since its 1952 debut, was fired. A year later, Clark integrated the show with black dancers. “It still wasn’t acceptable for them to dance with white kids, so the blacks just danced with each other. We were waiting for the explosion, but it never happened,” Clark told Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine in 1998. “The wonderful part about our decision to integrate then was that there were no repercussions, no reverberations, no battles at all — it just happened right there on a television screen in front of millions of people.” Under Clark’s guidance, “Bandstand” went from a local Philadelphia show to a national phenomenon, introducing stars from Buddy Holly to Madonna. It was one of network TV’s longest-running series as part of ABC’s daytime lineup from 1957 to 1987. “I played records, the kids danced, and America watched,” was how Clark once described the series’ simplicity. In his 1958 hit “Sweet Little Sixteen,” Chuck Berry sang that “they’ll be rocking on Bandstand, Philadelphia, P-A.” As a host, Clark had the smooth delivery of a seasoned radio announcer. As a producer, he had an ear for a hit record. He also knew how to make wary adults welcome this odd new breed of music in their homes. Clark endured accusations that he was in with the squares, with critic Lester Bangs defining Bandstand as “a leggily acceptable euphemism of the teenage experience.” In the 1985 interview, Clark acknowledged the complaints. “But I knew at the time that if we didn’t make the presentation to the older generation palatable, it could kill it. “So along with Little Richard and Chuck Berry and the Platters and the Crows and the Jayhawks ... the boys wore coats and ties and the girls combed their hair and they all looked like sweet little kids into a high school dance,” he said. Clark suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk. That year, he missed his annual appearance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” He returned the following year and, although his speech at times was difficult to understand, many praised his bravery, including other stroke victims. “I’m just thankful I’m still able to enjoy this once-a-year treat,” he told The Associated Press by email in December 2008 as another New Year’s Eve approached. Ryan Seacrest, who subsequently took over main hosting duties on the countdown show from Clark, said in a statement Wednesday that he was “deeply saddened.” “I idolized him from the start,” Seacrest said. “He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world.”

cials reported that 23 people — 17 adults and six children aged between four months and 12 years — were displaced by the fire when the utilities were shut down. The Red Cross provided money for lodging to four families. Erickson said that four of the 10 units were deemed uninhabitable after firefighters took down exterior walls, exposing the apartments to the elements, in the course of fighting the fire. He anticipated that residents could return to the remaining six units yesterday or today once the electricity and fire alarms were reconnected. He estimated the cost of the damage at approximately $75,000. The first firefighters to arrive reported fire glowing from beneath the northwest corner of the porch. Erickson said that the firefighters were hampered as the fire burned through the porch to the soffit at the corner of the building. “Jay Ellingson was using a chain saw on the soffit when the porch collapsed

under him,” he said. “If he weren’t such a strong guy he could have cut himself or another firefighter in half.” Erickson said that containing the fire and evacuating the building was “a lot of work for just five firefighters.” Within minutes after the alarm was sounded, another fire was reported in Belmont. Erickson credited the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association with efficiently deploying the apparatus and personnel between the two simultaneous structure fires blazing so near one another. Bean’s team at High Street was joined by Captain Kirk Beattie, who was off-duty but smelled the smoke from his home, as well as firefighters from the Weirs Beach Station and Gilford. A second and third alarm brought firefighters from Meredith, Holderness and even Belmont. Meanwhile, units from Franklin, Tilton-Northfield, Gilmanton, Barnstead and Loudon were dispatched to the fire in Belmont.

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LACONIA — The Belknap County Commissioners last night unanimously approved the request of Dan Ward, superintendent of the Department of Corrections, for a federal grant to support “New Directions,” a technical education program for inmates of the county jail. Ward told the commission that the grant, awarded by the United States Department of Education, would be applied to expanding the program to include basic carpentry and auto mechanics in partnership with the Lakes Region Community College. The projected budget for the two additional classes is $75,764, consisting of matching in-kind services, supplies and equipment worth $47,966 and grant funding of $27,798. Questioned by Commission Chairman Ed Philpot, Ward assured the commissioners that while expanding the program would place additional responsibili-

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BULLY from page one He said that teachers, other students and even parents seemed to regard his ordeal as a ‘’rite of passage’’ and his situation deteriorated to the point where he acted out and was classified as having a behavior disorder and put in classes with special education students. Only one person stood by him during that time, a girl he referred to as his “blood sister’’, who treated him like a normal teenager and whose courage he grew to admire. Smith, who now holds two doctorates, said that there was once a mistaken notion that bullying Dr. Malcolm Smith, a family life and family education specialist with the University of New Hampshire was caused by a lack of Cooperative Extension Service, talked about school bullying issues at the Laconia Middle School Tuesself-esteem. He says that day night. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun) recent research shows that those who engage in bullying aren’t short of bullying law which passed in 2010 and has become good feelings about themselves. the model for 22 other states. He is the co-author “Their problem is that they lack empathy and are a and project director of the Courage to Care project, very selfish bunch with a sense of entitlement. They a school climate and culture curriculum designed to really believe that they are better than other kids.’’ reduce bullying and peer victimization by increasing He said that bullying leaves scars which can last empathy, compassion and civility in young people. a lifetime and has been shown to be factor in all 48 His publication “Understanding Bullying” has school shooting incidents which have taken place been distributed widely across New England and over the last 15 years, the U.S. with over 100,000 in print. Smith said that bullying takes several forms and is He recently assisted in the founding of the Family based on power differentials between bullies and their Education Collaborative, a unique effort based in victims, whether it be in terms of physical strength, Manchester, which unites Cooperative Extension class, family income or personal popularity. with the YWCA of Manchester, UNH Manchester, He said that mediation is not an effective tool for UNH Department of Family Studies and Family dealing with bullying due to the imbalance of power Support New Hampshire to make a meaningful conbetween victim and perpetrator. ‘’Protect, don’t tribution to family research and parent education. mediate,’’ is his method of dealing with bullying. Superintendent of Schools Bob Champlin said that “Ask the students who are being bullied ‘who’s got he was very impressed with the large turnout for your back?’ If they say no one does, tell them that you Smith’s visit to the Middle School, which was hosted do. Sending a message that you care is very important. by the Middle School PTO, and said that it marks a Courage means that we look after each other,’’ he said. continuation of the school district’s efforts to be proSmith helped write the state’s landmark antiactive when it comes to school bullying issues.

Gilford motorcyclist in critical condition after crash near Weirs Beach LACONIA — A Gilford man was listed in critical condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon yesterday after suffering severe injuries when he lost control of his motorcycle cornering on Endicott Street East (Rte. 11-B) near Pendleton Beach Road around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, Thomas Dudek, 56, of 49 Foxglove Road, underwent some 10 hours of surgery to treat injuries to his head and spine yesterday after being flown to the hospital by helicopter the night before.

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this season heading into their first matchup against the rival Yankees, who come to town Friday for Fenway’s100th anniversary celebration. Unlike Tuesday when the Rangers pounded Boston’s pitching en route to the easy win, they relied on the formula that’s helped them to the AL’s best record. Texas, which improved to 10-2, once again got strong starting pitching. The Rangers’ starters have opened the season 8-0 for the first time in club history and posted a 1.84 ERA in their last eight games, allowing three runs or fewer in the previous six. Beckett allowed three runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one. It was his second straight strong start, coming off an eight-inning, one-run outing when he got the victory over Tampa Bay in Boston’s home opener last Friday. Pinch hitter Jarrod Saltamacchia lined into a game-ending double play against Joe Nathan with runners on first and third.

N.H. lawmakers working on major changes to school building aid program CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are moving ahead with a new school aid construction system that uses rankings to determine which projects get funding, but the House and Senate must first resolve differences in their proposals. The Senate voted without debate Wednesday to replace the House’s proposal with its own and send it back to the House. Senate Education Chairwoman Nancy Stiles said the passage sets the stage for the two sides to negotiate a compromise. The biggest difference between the chambers is how to fund the aid, said Stiles, R-Hampton. The House would cap funding at $50 million while the Senate would let the Legislature set the amount every budget cycle, she said. “The House is pretty strong on wanting to put on a $50 million cap,” Stiles said. The deadline to act on compromise legislation this

CAMPAIGN from page 2 repair the economy. At the same time, Obama sketched his case for re-election in swing-state Ohio, where he met with unemployed workers who have enrolled in job training programs. Then he spoke at the Lorain County Community College. “Right now, companies can’t find enough qualified workers for the jobs they need to fill” locally, he said. “So programs like this one are training hundreds of thousands of workers with the skills that companies are looking for. And it’s working.” By contrast, he said, between the years 2000 and 2008, Republican policies produced “the slowest job growth in half a century ... and we’ve spent the last three and a half years cleaning up after that mess.”

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PSU hosting 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum April 20-21 PLYMOUTH — More than 100 scholars from around the world will present their latest research on many aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture at the 33rd annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 20 and 21 at Plymouth State University. Plymouth State University’s Forum is the oldest conference of its type in New England. The forum coordinator is Karolyn Kinnane, associate professor of Medieval and Early Modern Literature in the Department of English. The themes of this year’s event are “Prophecy, Divination, and Apocalypse.” The Forum opens at 9 a.m. Friday with a procession from Rounds Hall to the Hartman Union Building (HUB). A traditional opening ceremony follows in the HUB Fireplace Lounge, including a reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales by Campton Elementary School student Ruby Lonergan, official welcome, poem and opening remarks, and the singing of the first verse of Gaudeamus Igitur with PSU student Mike DiTommaso from Raymond, on trumpet, and the Campton Elementary School third grade class. Public concurrent scholarly sessions are held in Rounds Hall throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. Michael A. Ryan, professor of his-

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MANCHESTER — The internationally acclaimed Elisa Monte Dance travels to the Dana Center, St. Anselm College to premiere an exhilarating evening of dance on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Maria Ambrose, a graduate of InterLakes High School and George Mason University, is a member of the company and will be performing on Friday night. Maria recently performed with the Elisa Monte Dance Company at the Ailey CitiGroup Theatre in NYC. Celebrating 31 years of rich history, Elisa Monte continues to illustrate her intimate connection with many of the century’s greatest masters such as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Agnes de Mille, while maintaining a fresh vitality to her work that

is widely respected for its emotional, sensual style and intricate technique. This performance features the New York premieres of “Unstable Ground,” with commissioned music by Lois Vierk; “In Absentia” featuring new music by Kevin Keller; and “Outside In” with original music by Ben Doyle, as well as a revival performance of “Pigs and Fishes” and an excerpt from “Amor Fait.” Tickets are available through the Dana Center Box Office: (603) 6417700 or by e-mail: Ticket prices are: Adult reserved seating $32.50; Faculty, Staff, Alum and Senior Citizens $28.50; NH College, University Students and Children under 14 $15.50; Saint Anselm College Students $6. A modest ticketing fee is added to the listed price.

MOULTONBOROUGH — Interlakes Community Caregivers will be hosting a presentation offered by AARP New Hampshire Volunteer Fraud Fighters to be held at Moultonborough Public Library on Tuesday, April 24 from 3-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event. Working in collaboration with AARP New Hampshire, this group of volunteers has been trained in fraud prevention. The information centers on teaching the public the three Rs of fraud: recognize, resist and report. The seminar details many types of fraud schemes and scams that target

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CONCORD — William (Bill) J. “Bill” McNamee, Jr., 65, of Concord died April 11th, 2012 at Presidential Oaks after a period of failing health with his family by his side. Bill was born on October 15th, 1946 in Everett, MA, the son of the late William and Bessie (Hinton) McNamee. He spent all of his youth in New Hampshire and graduated from Hillsboro-Deering High School in 1964. He was an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War. Following his tour of duty he attended Keene State College, graduating with a BA in Industrial Arts. Mr. McNamee taught Industrial Arts in the Concord School District for 30 years before retiring in 2003. Following his retirement Bill worked at the State House. More recently he worked at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. He served for many years as a volunteer Red Coat at the NH International Speedway. Bill will be remembered by family and friends as a loving, dedicated and gentle man. Bill believed that it was important to laugh each and every day and was always seen with a smile on his face. Bill was an accomplished woodworker who enjoyed working in his shop creating gifts for others. He took great pride in making others happy with his handmade creations. In addition to woodworking, Bill enjoyed golfing, NASCAR and spending time on the porch

with friends and family. Bill was predeceased by his sisters Joan, Kay and Mary and a brother, Larry McNamee. He is survived by his loving wife, Jari McNamee, his son, Robert McNamee of Largo, FL; two daughters, Kristin (Hastings) Austin and her husband Matthew of Bedford and Ashley Hastings of Melrose, MA; his grandson, Chase Austin and his in-laws, William and Rita Giguere of Laconia. He also leaves behind 2 brothers, Ken Bruce and his wife Roberta of Brooksville, FL and Robert Bruce and his wife Gloria of Center Ossipee; and a sister Janet and her husband Richard Rahmlow of Roundup, MT. The family wishes to thank the incredible staff at Presidential Oaks, in particular the nursing staff on the 3rd floor, for their care, attention and kindness during his stay. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held April 21st from 2 to 4 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. Friends and family are encouraged to bring a story to share about Bill. A private burial will be held at a later date at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The family asks that individuals wishing to honor Bill’s memory make donations to the CEA scholarship fund in c/o Paul Bourassa, 14 Evergreen Dr., Bow, NH 03304

MEREDITH — John L. Mack, 89, formerly of Bristol, RI passed away at his Meredith Bay Colony Club residence on April 14, 2012. He was born on June 16, 1922 in Bristol, RI to Jennie and John Mack. John, a World War II Navy veteran, spent most of his life in Bristol, RI enjoying boating, golfing, square dancing and cross country skiing. He worked in accounting, shipping and receiving until his retirement from RICO Machine. John was predeceased by a daughter Patty Leveille and his loving wife of 63 years Mary. He leaves his daughter Joan Mack of Myrtle Beach, SC, son

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SANBORNTON — Featuring a cast of 20 high school and six junior high students, with magnificent costumes by former Sant Bani parent, Mary Randall, The Government Inspector opens tonight at 7 p.m. at Sant Bani School. Greedy, self-serving small-town politicians. A corrupt bureaucracy. Bribes. And in the title role, a complete slacker, a morally deficient anti-hero. That’s the hilariously self-centered world of The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, in an up-

to-date, new translation by Alistair Beaton and directed by Craig Jaster, Sant Bani School’s Director of Performing Arts. The play revolves around a classic case of mistaken identity, when a shabby young civil servant named Khlestakov (played by senior Andrés Orr) is mistaken for, yes, a Government Inspector “traveling incognito.” The local mayor (senior Adison Lintner) is determined to prevent him from seeing how awful conditions are in his backwater provincial town; and if that task proves impossible, well, perhaps he and his cronies could persuade the gentleman through kid glove treatment…and cash? Meanwhile, the Inspector’s arrival excites the imagination of the whole town, especially the Mayor’s excitable wife (freshman Sophia Gilberto) and pitifully naïve daughter (junior Emily Monfet), a situation Khlestakov wastes no time in enjoying to his advantage--before leaving town with a pocketful of cash and, it would seem, not a jot of remorse. Hopefully conditions have improved since the massive and thoroughly corrupt bureaucracy under Russia’s Tsar Nicholas I, who is said to have made the observation that the play ridiculed everyone, most of all himself, yet to his credit did not punish Gogol, but rather intervened on his behalf so the play could be produced in 1836. The great gap in status between the educated and the working classes is also closing (culture wars? what culture wars?), but audiences are bound to appreciate the classic comedy of status differences as observed through Gogol’s jaundiced eyes. The only character unimpressed by Khlestakov is his own servant Osip (played by freshman Chai Kim), who comes closest to being a voice of reason in the play, urging his master to get out while the going is still good. The Government Inspector will be performed April 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m, in the Studio theater at Sant Bani School. Tickets are $5/$2.50 for students and senior citizens. For advance reservations or more information, call the school at 934-4240.

NEW HAMPTON — A remembrance gathering honoring the life of the late Plymouth State University Professor Emeritus Thomas O. Schlesinger will be held at the Plymouth State University Welcome Center and Ice Arena on Saturday, April 21 from 12:30–3 p.m. Subsequent to a 21 year career in the US Army, Dr. Schlesinger taught Political Science at Plymouth State University for 25 years and State University of New York, Fredonia from 1967-1970. Born in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Schlesinger arrived in the United States in February, 1940. One of the “Ritchie Boys,” a group of young, mostly Jewish, immigrants who joined the US Army and he was specially trained in methods of psychological warfare at the former Camp Ritchie, Maryland.

Assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps and imbedded with Allied troops, Dr. Schlesinger was heavily involved at the Battle of the Bulge and Remagen Bridge helping to break German resistance in both open and covert operations, later interrogating Nazi officials and camp guards in preparation for trial at Nuremberg. At Plymouth State University, Dr. Schlesinger chaired the Sidore lectures for several years from its inception and enthusiastically worked with the Model United Nations Program. He served on the boards of the World Affairs Council of NH and the NH Civil Liberties Union. Event speakers will include current and former Plymouth State University faculty and former students of Dr. Schlesinger.

Sant Bani junior Patricia Boegli practices her lines during a dress rehearsal of The Government Inspector. (Courtesy photo)

Remembrance gathering on Saturday honors the late PSU professor Thomas O. Schlesinger

Dr. Jack Polidoro to speak to Italian Cultural Club April 24 about growing up in New England MEREDITH — The NH Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club will feature author Dr. Jack Polidoro at Giuseppe’s in Mills Falls Marketplace on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. Polidoro will speak about growing up Italian in New England and how his novella, entitled “The Christmas Chiave (Key)” came about. It highlights his Italian-American roots and inspiration for the story and also the role of his hometown relatives in Pittsfield, MA, and the North End. “Little Italy” is the setting in Boston in the fictional

story. The talk will be interactive with questions/ answer format. Included in the $31 cost is a dinner selected by the Club’s Food and Event Committees in cooperation with the chef and the owner of Giuseppe’s Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois. The three course dinner will include a choice of entrees and a special dessert. For further information, contact Joe Adrignola at 496-3839. Reservations must be made by April 19 as seating will be limited.

Sofferman’s Neti Pot featuring George Garzone LACONIA — NH Jazz will present jazz drummer Brooke Sofferman with special guest saxophonist George Garzone on Saturday April 21 at 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room, located at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia. The performance is presented in celebration of jazz appreciation month, an initiative created by the Smithsonian to spotlight jazz every April. Sofferman is one of Boston’s great jazz drummers. While still an emerging young artist, he has performed with Jerry Bergonzi, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie and John Lockwood, and has recorded five albums as leader and 40 others as a sideman. Jazz critic Fred Bouchard distinguished Mr. Sofferman’s music Brooke Sofferman (Courtesy as “ly, hair-raising fun” photo) and applauded Sofferman’s “sharply written, finely executed tunes” in a 4 star review for Downbeat magazine. Garzone is one of the most influential jazz saxophonists in the world. A veteran of the Boston and New York scenes, he is highly in demand globally as a performer and jazz clinician. Garzone has played extensively for over 30 years with The Fringe, an original Boston-based trio that is heralded as a cuttingedge modern jazz act. He is the subject of a George Garzone (Courtesy 2008 doctoral dissertaphoto) tion from NYU, titled “The Improvisational Process of George Garzone” a work that illustrates him as one of the great improvisers in history. Tickets are $12 general admission at the door. Seating is limited after 8 p.m. BYOB. NH Jazz shows have a listening policy which prohibits talking, and use of texting devices, cell phones, video/ audio recording, laptops, gaming units, and cameras. For information call the NH Jazz office (603) 2675387 during business hours or email

Laconia Parks & Rec offers fishing course LACONIA — Laconia Parks & Recreation and the State of New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will present the Let’s Go Fishing program in Laconia The class will take place at the Opechee Bath house off North Main Street at Opechee Park and will be held on May 3, 10 &17 from 6-8 p.m. and May 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This program will teach basic equipment, fish ecology, responsible outdoor behavior, knot tying, fish identification, care of the catch, casting techniques and safety. The class is free of charge, but is limited, Call Laconia Parks & Recreation to register at 524-5046 before April 27.

LRCC Honor Society holds induction for 24 students

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Chi Epsilon Chapter inductee, Holly Mathison of Concord and 23 other LRCC students were inducted into the College’s internationally recognized honor society for twoyear colleges at a recent ceremony. “I’m really proud of my accomplishments so far, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in Phi Theta Kappa at LRCC,” says Mathison, a LRCC Graphic Design major, Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Chi Epsilon Chapter inductee Holly as she posed for a picMathison, of Concord, smiles at she poses for a picture being taken by her mother, Kathy Folliard of ture being taken by her Laconia. (Courtesy photo) mother, Kathy Folliard of Laconia. “It was great to have my mom there to Tommie Ryan (Gilford), Ashley Sabin (Laconia), see the ceremony, and I hope to continue making her Nicole Sanborn (Laconia), Amberlee Smock (Bristol), proud.” Robin Stockbridge (Wakefield), and Laura Stockton LRCC’s new President, Dr. Scott Kalicki, spoke at (Laconia). the ceremony and challenged the new inductees to Lakes Region Community College is a fully continue in their scholarly pursuits and to support accredited, comprehensive community college one another in continuing service to others. located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire that Joining Mathison as LRCC Phi Theta Kappa serves over 1,200 students annually. LRCC offers 23 inductees were David Caouette (Belmont), Vicki associate degree programs including Nursing, Fire Dinkel (Franklin), Kevin Marc Dioneda (Belmont), Technology, Energy Services, Media Arts, Culinary Sara Dow (Ashland), Benjamin Dziobek (LacoArts, Automotive, and Marine Technology, as well as nia), Deborah Eddy (Gilford), Christopher Gowen short-term certificate programs. In addition, LRCC (Thornton), Susan Hodgkins (Laconia), Joseph Lipp provides a strong background in Liberal Arts for (Rochester), ValerieAnn Marchand (Ctr. Sandwich), students who choose to do their first two years at a Markus Mariano (Laconia), Angela Marino-Boynton community college and then transfer to a four-year (Alexandria), Jenna McCormack (Campton), Jill college or university for a baccalaureate degree. McDonnell (Bristol), Dennis Murphy (Gilmanton), LRCC is part of the Community College System of Andrea Murray (Alton), Aaron Rago (Franklin), New Hampshire.

Shepherd’s Hut Market opens for second season

GILFORD — Since opening its doors in July, the Shepherd’s Hut Market at Ramblin’ Vewe has earned a reputation for farm fresh eggs, freezer lamb, and fresh locally grown garden vegetables, along with a photographic note cards, many of them shot at Ramblin’ Vewe Farm. Now entering its second year, the market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.2 p.m. and by appointment. “The intention of this shop is to serve not only as a retail market, but also as a welcome center to the farm and its walking trails, and this year we’re excited to extend it’s purpose to become a place to learn all about wool and the wonderful things that can be done with it,” says owner Joyce Keyser. When Ramblin’ Vewe Farm Trust, managers of the sheep farm, decided to permit the market to open its doors as a farmer’s market there was an agreement that part of the goal was to promote the sheep indus-

try with educational opportunities centered on sheep and wool. Being married to Ramblin’ Vewe Farm’s long time shepherd, Jeff Keyser, Joyce has been exposed to the delights of spring shearing season and intrigued by all the things that can be done with wool. On Saturday, April 28 there will be a felting workshop – wet and dry felting will be taught for a modest fee to cover materials. Attendees will be able to learn several fun hands-on crafts that include making an exfoliating soap cover. Needle felting will be demonstrated and participants will have an opportunity to try their hand at this fun and easy craft. Plans are also in the works for workshops and demonstrations in natural dying, spinning, weaving, fleece skirting and the washing and combing of wool in preparation to felt or spin. For questions or more information, call Joyce at 527-1873. You may also E-mail her at jekeyser@

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LACONIA — The Junior High Religion classes from Holy Trinity School went on a field trip on Sunday March 25 to York, Maine. The first stop was at the York House of Pizza followed by an exploration of the Nubble Light House. The students became marine explorers on all the rocks and caves that are on the mainland near the lighthouse and learned about the bucket used to transport the children of the former

lighthouse keepers to the mainland for school each morning. The highlight of the trip was the live musical presentation of the Life and Passion of Christ presented by about 125 of the parishioners of St. Christopher Church in York, called “To God be the Glory”. The dramatic portrayal of the Gospel stories was an inspiration to all in preparation for the upcoming Easter celebration which is the most important feast of the Christian Church.

LACONIA — Five of New Hampshire’s ten Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) recently received a $25,000 grant from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust to support implementation of a shared Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Project partners include: Genesis Behavioral Health, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Monadnock Family Services, and Northern Human Services. Noting federal regulations require all healthcare organizations to implement an EHR by 2015, Maggie Pritchard, executive director of Genesis Behavioral Health in Laconia, said support from Cogswell Benevolent Trust comes at a critical time. “The next twelve to eighteen months represent the largest portion of the costs associated with this project,” said Pritchard. “Given CMHCs were not provided with access to any incentive funds to defray any of these costs, we must seek grant funding.” Citing a $125,000 grant from the Endowment for Health awarded last summer, Jay Couture, executive director of Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, said this latest show

of financial support testifies to the strength of their collaboration. “This is a very complex project that involves nearly every employee from each agency,” said Couture. “I believe the Cogswell Benevolent Trust appreciates the collaborative nature of this project and understands what is at stake for mental health care in the state long-term. The five community mental health centers involved in this project are part of the NH Community Behavioral Health Association, an organization comprised of the ten community mental health centers throughout New Hampshire. These centers serve more than 52,200 individuals in our state living with—and recovering from—mental illness and emotional disorders. Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, nonprofit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Feeling in control of your time is a key element of happiness and one you’ll be grappling with today, as your loved ones need so much of your attention. Talk openly about your needs and expectations. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your instincts drive you toward instant gratification. It’s not your fault, but it is your challenge. A planning ritual will help you stay focused. What could you accomplish in order to feel productive and successful at day’s end? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll get the chance to compete, and you should seize this chance in the spirit of fun and new experience. Beating the other players is far less important than doing your best. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Today you will do the same things you did yesterday, but with a new lightness of being. You’re not trying to win love and approval with your actions. You’re doing the things you do because it’s what you enjoy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You like to be right, but not at another person’s expense. Someone you love should have listened to you but didn’t. You’ll wisely resist saying “I told you so.” VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may not be completely in touch with what’s in your mind and heart, but your feet seem to know what’s going on. They take you out the door and straight to where you can get clarity and peace. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People want to connect with you, and if they don’t have a good reason to do so, they may just invent one. Knowing this, weigh each request and suggestion. Try



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Opening night of “Once Upon a Mattress” presented by the Laconia High School Theatre Arts. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $20 for a family of four (two adults and two children). NH Jazz presents singer, pianist, lyricist and educator Teri Roiger Quartet. 8p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room (94 New Salem Street), Laconia. General Admission is $12. For more information call (603)267-5387 or e-mail jon@ Demonstration on pruning and grafting hosted by the UNH Cooperative Extension Fruit Specialist Bill Lord and Belknap Country Agriculture Educator Kelly McAdam. 3:30-6 p.m. at Sawyer Lake Tree Farm in Gilmanton. For more information call 527-5475 or e-mail kelly. The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event co-hosted by the Laconia Rotary club and the Belknap Mill. 5-7 p.m. at the Historic Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia. For more information call 524-5531. Irwin Ford Lincoln ‘Drive One 4 UR School” program is being held at Laconia High School to help raise money for the school and drama club. 3-7 p.m. at the Laconia High School at 345 Union Ave. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid license. For more information contact Betty Ballantyne at 603-581-2968. Gilmanton Old Home Day Committee planning session meeting. 7 p.m. at Smith Meetinghouse. Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar. 1 p.m. at the Pease Pulbic Library. PSU faculty member Terri Dautcher presents “Strategic Planning for Success”. For more information call 536-1001. Public hearing on proposal to reintroduce alewives and blueback herring to Lake Winnisquam. 7 p.m. at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association (182 Lily Pond Road) in Gilford. Hosted by the N.H. Fish & Game Department. Program on the birds of Chili hosted by the Lakes Region Chapter of the Audubon Society of N.H. 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. Refreshments. Annual Meeting of the Annie Forts UP Syndrome Fund. 8 a.m. at Preferred Properties Vacation Rentals office in Center Harbor. Moultonborough Taking Actions hosts a Town Hall event, a discussing of alcohol and drug issues within the community. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. “Lizzie Bordon Took An Axe, or Did She?” — a program hosted by the Friends of the Minot-Sleeper Library and the Bristol Historical Society. 7 p.m. in the Old Town Hall. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Member of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte’s staff will hold an office hour at the New Hampton Town Office (6 Pinnacle Hill Road) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Spring Farmer’s Market at the Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. 3 to 6 p.m. 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. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. 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.

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Huggins Hospital, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice form partnership WOLFEBORO — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice and Huggins Hospital have announced a new project called, “The Partnership for Better Care.” The pilot program, which is partnering with Internal Medicine Associates of Wolfeboro, will focus on helping people with chronic illness to better understand their symptoms, medications and life style changes to help them stay as healthy as possible. The program will work on developing better communication and links among the hospital, home care agency and the primary care practice to keep the patient the focus of the team. “Despite best efforts, there are still people who don’t get the help they need,”says Bette Coffey, branch director for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. “The hospital typically cares for acute health issues and the VNA typically cares for individuals who need their care at home. What about the individual with a serious chronic illness who isn’t sick enough to go to the hospital and doesn’t necessarily qualify for home healthcare? That person can still benefit from our help, especially if they want to stay out of the hospital.’’ Susan Dionne, VP of Nursing at Huggins Hospital, believes this partnership is a natural and logical CALENDAR from preceding page

TODAY’S EVENTS Basic Internet class at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about browsers, simple searches and bookmarks. Registration required. Downloadable e-books class at the Meredith Public Library. 4 to 5 p.m. Registration required. ABC & Me story time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. For children 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the week — “U”. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels. Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Songs, a story and movement to music for ages 18-36 months. No sign up required. Book Discussion at the Gilford Public Library. Brown bag from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. “The Unwanted” by Kien Nygun. Bring lunch and we’ll provide dessert. Evening session from 6:30 to 7:30. Refreshments. Tales for Tails at the Gilford Public Library. 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Share a story with one of our four-legged reading buddies. Flower Arranging Class with Jane Rollins at the Gilford Public Library. 4 to 5 p.m. Daffodils. Sign up with your library card and bring a vase.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 “Teen Movie Night” hosted by the Gilman Library. 7p.m. in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room, at Gilman Library in Alton. Free popcorn will be served. For more information call 875-2550. Performance of “Once Upon a Mattress” presented by the Laconia High School Theatre Arts. 7 p.m. in Laconia High School Auditorium. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $20 for a family of four (two adults and two children). The Green Mountain Donkeyball event hosted by the Franklin Class of 2012. 5:30-7p.m. at the Franklin Middle School. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children 4 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets call 934-544 X431. Farewell performance of the Woodland Heights Elementary School Signing Chorus. 2 p.m. at the school. 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. Soprano Diana McVey in concert in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. 8 p.m. Ticket information at 535-2787 or online at Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Drop-In Story Time at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Songs, a story and a craft to take home for ages 2-5. No sign-up required. Knit Wits gathering at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome.

choice stating, “It makes perfect sense to partner with Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. We find that a large number of hospital readmissions happen because of issues during an individual’s transition in healthcare. A closer partnership between the hospital, Visiting Nurse Association and primary care physicians will mean better care for our clients.”

The Partnership for Better Care has already enrolled its first patient and expects to be able to serve those individuals who can benefit most from the program. Margaret Franckhauser, Chief Executive Officer for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, explains “we hope to be able to learn from our patients how we can better manage their care.”

LACONIA — Wilkins-Smith Post 1, The American Legion, annually sponsors high school juniors to separate programs called Boys State and Girls State. These are separate five-day programs, where interested juniors (heading to their senior year) will become familiarized with local, county, and state government operations. It has been described as “a week that

shapes a lifetime” by those who have attended. Applications are available at all local high school guidance offices and must be received at Concord by May 26. Applications should also be available on line at: for the Boys State application. Beginning this year there is a $25 application fee to assure us that the student is committed. The $300 course fee is paid by the Post.

Boys State, Girls State applications are available

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Pike Industries urges drivers to increase awareness around construction sites BELMONT – With the onset of spring and increased construction activities on the New Hampshire highways, representatives of Pike Industries urged motorists to increase awareness and use extra caution while driving in the vicinity of highway construction sites. “New Hampshire will undertake a number of road projects this year that will improve road safety and commerce for the driving public,” said Christian Zimmermann, president of Pike Industries. “Pike employees are doing their part to build and improve the roads and bridges we all depend on, and it is crit-

ical that New Hampshire motorists keep them safe by obeying posted speed limits, putting cell phones away and using extra caution in work zone areas.” Zimmermann said safety is a priority for Pike Industries and it’s employees, and that changes in signage, work zone design and increased driver awareness have contributed to reduced work zone accidents and injuries in recent years. However, he said speed and distracted drivers remain a concern for workers. “The people working on these road projects are our neighbors, friends and relatives, and we all need

to ensure they return safely to their families each night,” said Zimmermann. National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 23-27, is an annual campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway construction sites. It is observed across the country by state, local and federal transportation officials in April, the start of highway construction season across most of the country. For more information on National Work Zone Awareness Week, visit wz/outreach/wz_awareness.htm.

Big lake’s underwater history presented in Alton

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society will kick off the 2012 season with “Some Underwater History Of Lake Winnipesaukee” presented by Hans Hug Jr. of Exeter on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Gilman Library. Hug has been an avid diver for 23 years throughout New England and had dived extensively in Winnipesaukee, bringing side scan sonar with him. He has located wrecks not previously known, captured images, photographed, and video taped a number of sites. His presentation will cover some history of the lake plus a narration of things he has found. Artifacts will be displayed and an underwater video will be shown of his wreck sites. The historicak society’s executive board is looking for volunteers to help clean the Museum. Call Nancy Merrill at 875-5604.

Meat bingo benefits foundation

MEREDITH — The American Legion Auxiliary Post #33 will be hosting a Fundraiser Meat Bingo for the Cameron Nicole Colstring Charitable Foundation on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Cameron attends the Inter-Lakes Elementary School and has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma Cancer. All proceeds going to the Foundation. There will be several raffles for gift certificates as well as an auction.

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Dear Annie: My 85-year-old uncle, a widower, spends several days a week at casinos. This is no penny-ante stuff. He gambled away everything he ever owned and had to move into subsidized housing. He is somewhat fatalistic at this point, figuring he won’t live much longer and so he wants to have fun. While we recognize his right to spend his money as he pleases, bank statements indicate he is now using credit cards at the casinos. He has run up debt on at least three cards, making only the minimum payments to keep them active. He has no “estate” left to hold responsible for debts after his death and figures everything will be written off. He sees nothing ethically wrong with this. So, who will get stuck paying for the $20,000 in credit card debt when he dies? Who pays for the selfishness of his addiction? Why do credit card companies continue to raise credit limits for people his age, and how do they not notice that his charges are almost exclusively coming from gambling institutions? The casinos are no help getting him to stop. They send buses to pick him up. Is there anything I can do? -- Wish He Knew When To Fold ‘Em Dear Wish: If your uncle has no assets at the time of his death, the debt would likely be written off. He could arrange to have himself barred from entering casinos, but he obviously doesn’t want to be rescued from his addiction. Credit card companies are in the business of extending credit, and casinos are in the business of getting people to gamble. They aren’t going to be of assistance. You can contact Gam-Anon ( for support, but understand that this becomes your problem only if your uncle gambles himself into destitution earlier than expected and you end up taking care of him. There’s no point to being angry and frustrated. You don’t have to admire your uncle, but you can learn to accept him as he is.

Dear Annie: My 2-year-old daughter still sleeps with my husband and me in our bed, and this obviously is putting a damper on our sex life. We have placed a “big girl bed” in our bedroom, but she won’t use it. So we let her fall asleep in our bed and then transfer her to her own. However, most of the time, it’s so late that we fall asleep without moving her. Or, she wakes up in the middle of the night, and my husband puts her back in our bed. Any suggestions? -- Want My Privacy Dear Want: Your daughter has learned that she is entitled to sleep with Mommy and Daddy. If you want a different result, you will need to work at it. You cannot simply fall asleep because you’re tired, or let her sleep with you because it’s easier than training her to sleep in her own bed (preferably in her own room). This is simple behavior modification. You will need to place her in her bed repeatedly. She’s going to cry repeatedly. Be firm and insistent, but not angry. It will take a long time to get her to change her sleep habits, and every time you give in, you’ll be starting over from scratch. Talk to your pediatrician about it, and make sure your husband is on board. Dear Annie: “Frazzled” said her husband had an affair 30 years ago and now has a 17-year-old daughter from that union. Forget the morality of it. The scientific aspect is amazing! The fact that his sperm laid dormant for nearly 13 years is what’s really important. Find out how he did that, and you will be able to replace cryogenics and make a fortune. -- Curious Dave Dear Dave: Very funny. For the math obsessed, “Frazzled” said her husband had a “long-term affair” with a 16-year-old girl that began 30 years ago. If the affair lasted 13 years and he broke things off when she became pregnant, the daughter could easily be 17 now.

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

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MOVING Sale 2612 Lakeshore Road, Gilford, N.H. Saturday, April 21, 2012 8 am - 3 pm rain or shine. Furniture, rugs, tables, miscellaneous home goods, childrens items, clothes and much more.

HOST A TUPPERWARE PARTY and receive free Tupperware! Call Lee to host or purchase. 491-2696

94 Crownline Cabin Cruiser- 25ft, complete galley & head. Low hours. Owner retiring. Heavy duty 2001 Sealion trailer. Reduced rate on boat slip on Winni with new clubhouse privileges if needed. $12,500. 603-344-4504

MAN Seeking work for Landscaping, Spring Cleanup, Drywall, Plastering, Carpentry/Decking. 20 years experience in masonry/ brick paving. Cheap rates. Call 524-6694

Animals BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot, red, mini poodles. Champ background. We also have teddy bear pomapoos Good price. Healthy, happy and home raised. 253-6373.

WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH. Wed-Sun, 10-4, Fri & Sat 10-6.

Autos 1971 VW Super Beetle, Calif. car, second owner, 133K, needs nothing. $4500. 267-5196 1979 MGB Limited Edition- 81K miles, well maintained, always garaged. $3,000. 455-2216 1988 Dodge 1-Ton Dumptruck: V8, AWD, 9 ft. Fisher plow. $2,000. 393-7103. 1999 GMC Suburban- 4X4, V-8 350. Good shape. $4,500. 286-7293 2006 Toyota Avalon LimitedLeather seats, loaded, 39,400 miles, mint condition, $19,250. Call Bob 603-279-0126. 2009 Honda Pilot EXL- 4WD, Loaded, mint condition. 25K ,miles. $26,900. 744-6107 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. P3s Towing 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.


AKC absolutely gorgeous puppies. Bred for breed’s standards and great temperament. Raised in our home (603)664-2828. Loving female boxer up to date on all shots. Fixed, house trained, 3-years old, good w/kids. Great

FOR Sale 1997 Chevy Silverado EXT. 4 x 4, many new parts. $3500 or B.O. 294-4057.

BOATS BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates

ALUMINUM Boats. 1-10ft like new $800. 1-12ft $200. 393-6214. BOATSLIPS for rent- Paugus Bay up to 22 ft. 401-284-2215. FOR Sale Kayak (2) 16 sit on Cabo Ocean, with dry compartment, seats and back supports.$450 ea. 556-9611. PRIVATE Dock Space for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, $2,295/ season. 603-661-2883.

Business Opportunities Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell. Well established alterations business for sale. $15,000 or best offer. 528-2227 for inquiries

For Rent 1 & 2-bedroom apts $475-800 per month, no pets. 603-781-6294. ALTON Room w/bath in country: 10 minutes from Alton & Wolfeboro. $450/month w/utilities. Outside smoking OK. 875-6875. Love pets!

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CENTER HARBOR- One bedroom house in desirable downtown location. Safe, private, well maintained. All utilities $850/ month. Write to: Boxholder PO Box 614, Center Harbor, 03226.

MEREDITH Apartment- Partially furnished, walk to downtown & beach. NO smoking/No Pets $650/month Call 476-8405

FRANKLIN: Quiet modern 2-Bedroom w/carport. 2ND-floor, starting at $765/Month, includes heat/hot water. Security deposit & references required. No pets. 286-4845. GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1,300/monthly. Parking garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208.

GILFORD Village: 2-bedroom ranch, recently renovated, two-car garage, village view, no pets or smoking, security deposit, references. $1,000/Month. Contact (603)387-4424. GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $850/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 Gilford- 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Pets considered. Heat/ utilities negotiable. References. 832-3334 Gilmanton- Rocky Pond Rte. 106. 2 bedroom w/large garage. No smoking/No pets. $900/Month + utilities. Available 6/1/12. 508-359-2176

Laconia prime 1st floor Pleasant St. Apartment. Walk to town & beaches. 2 bedrooms + 3-season glassed in sun porch. Completely repainted, glowing beautiful hardwood floors, marble fireplace, custom cabinets in kitchen with appliances, tile bath & shower. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 630-4771 or 524-3892 LACONIA- 2 Bedroom. Elm Street area, spacious, clean. first floor, porch, parking, washer/dryer hook ups. $825/month plus utilities. References and deposit required. 603-318-5931 LACONIA 1-bedroom on quiet dead-end street. $750/Month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets.


LACONIA: 2-bedroom $180/ week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665.


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Belmont- 2 bedroom 2nd floor. Heat & Electric Included. No smoking/pets. $225/Week. Security Deposit Required. 387-6875

CHILDRENS Garden Childcare: Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, pre-K environment, one acre yard, central location. 528-1857.

BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 267-0545-or 781-344-3749


Bristol NH- 2 bedroom, completely renovated, 2nd floor. $700 per month plus utilities. Call 387-6498.

ALCOHOL & DRUG Counseling. Evaluations/Assessments. One-on -one. Office, home or community visits. CONFIDENTIAL-voicemail.

BRISTOL: Newly renovated 2-bedroom apartment. Heat and hot water included. $700/month.

NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement, $200/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, TILTON: Spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management (603)641-2163. EHO.

LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $110-130/week. 455-2014

LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, storage, parking, $700/month includes heat. 455-8789.

BELMONT small one BR, 1st floor. $140/week heat, hot water, and electric included. 603-235-6901

MEREDITH- 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and living room. No pets. No smoking. $700/Month, includes heat & hot water. Ideal for single person. 279-4164

GILFORD Great 1-bedroom lakefront apartment! Private, views, washer/dryer $725/month plus utilities. 1 year lease. 603-393-7077.

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.

1 Bedroom Apartment, Heated, Newly painted, Walking distance to the Belknap Mall. $165/wk. Four weeks security deposit. No pets. No smoking.

MEREDITH Next to Bay, big balcony overlooking town, 25 Pleasant St. modern two (#2) bedroom, appliances, w/d hook-up, big closets, no pets, non-smoker, $995/mo. + deposit, includes heat. 603-622-1940 or 603-867-8678.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

TILTON- Large room for rent downtown. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391 TILTONUPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $600/Month. Also downstairs 1-bedroom coming up. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Rent-Vacation TIME share Near Disney, Florida. One week every odd year, best offer. Evenings 603-524-7336

For Rent-Commercial MEREDITH BILLBOARD - On Route 3, between Route 104 and 106 (Rotary). Available 5/1. 279-1234

LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $165/Week, utilities included. No pets, 603-545-9510.


LAKEPORT- Tiny one bedroom studio. No smoking/No pets/No utilities. $100/Week. 4-week security deposit. 1st weeks rent in advance. Leave message for Bob 601-529-1838

Large 6 room office space for rent. 2 Restrooms, $900/Month


New Franklin Apartments, LLC Elderly and Disabled Housing Now Accepting Applications for Project-Based Section 8 Subsidized Apartments HUD Income Limits Apply One & Two Bedroom Units Available Located in Tilton, Franklin & West Franklin

Apartments Available Now For more information, please contact 603-286-4111 Or TTY 1-800-735-2964

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For Rent-Commercial OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN GILFORD $425-500 per month Very nice and professional offices with shared common areas in Gilford Professional Park. Nice views, parking and well kept complex. Rent includes electricity, heat, cleaning service for common areas, central a/c and shared kitchen, as well as men and ladies' room. Contact Rob at 387-1226 and leave a message to arrange for a view.

For Sale 2009 Heritage Softtail Harley, only 2,500 miles. $15,500. Call Tom 387-5934 22” Toro Lawnmower- 6.5 HP, self-propelled, bagger or mulcher, just serviced. 366-4905 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. Approx. 100 bales of good hay. $3 per bale. 524-4726 Belmont BALDWIN piano, solid cherry with music bench, H40” xL56 ” xD24”, good condition, needs tuning. $500. 524-0121 BAZOOKA Navigator 26" double suspension folding bike, silver with gel seat, retails for $600, used 3 times, asking $400, 723-4032. BERMUDA King pool. 24’ round w/deck. All aluminum, heater. Asking $2,500/OBO. Paid $10,000. 286-4430 BLACK leather rocker/recliner. Like new, $150. Two oak end tables w/attached lamps, $35 each. 998-6391 Cow Manure- While it lasts. Small pick up $35, large pickup $40. We load daily, 10 am. Deliveries extra 593 Belknap Mountain Rd. Gilford. 528-3465 CRAFTSMAN Precision measuring tools: 4-pc. set 0-4” mics w/case $35. 0-3” depth mics $15, 12” dial calipers $25, Goose-neck magnetic base $10, Starrett protractor and 6” steel rule $5, Hardened steel drill block $5. Will sell all for $75. Craftsman heavy-duty dolly w/straps $20. Stihl gas trimmer $25. 238-3084 DAYBED white frame, new mattress $100, air hockey table $50, Ping Pong table $100, Surround Sound System $150. 455-8601 DESIGNER wedding gown (never worn) Sofia Tolli Y2804 Irene size-4, Swarovski Crystal embossed, $1000, paid $2100. 455-8601 FIREWOOD - SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Seasoned & Green. Cut, split, and delivered. Call 286-4946, leave message. FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419 Glass top hardwood coffee table with end tables. Solid wood $100/OBO. Good condition. Call 603-998-5439. MAPLE Drop-Leaf Table w/4 Hitchcock Chairs, $650; Pine Hutch, $250. Please call 524-7194. MENS Motorcycle Boots: Fits size 10, new condition, $80; Womens bell helmet, white, size XS, $50; Womens Harley Davidson helmet, size S, white, $50. 520-4311. NEW 40” Sony Television LCD Digital Color TV. $300 or B.O. Call 279-5598 Wicked Ridge Crossbow- The Invader Model. Comes with a Wicked Ridge Quiver, scope, carrying case & 17 20 ” bolts. $375/BO. 603-528-6928 after

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ORIENTAL RUGS: From Pakistan and Afghanistan. Handmade, 3'X5' and larger, professionally documented, appraised, beautiful designs/ colors from 1980s. Mal Shute, 603-752-4784.

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

Dental Office Patient Customer Service LACONIA DR. R. THOMAS FINN, JR.

JCS is expanding for the 3rd time

Free while they last: Detergent and dryer sheets when you wash and dry at Superclean Laundromat 361 Union Ave 7am-7pm 7days

Our general dental practice has an immediate opening for a full-time Patient Care team member. C o l l e g e d e g r e e recommended and dental experience/background/education preferred but we will welcome and train an accomplished, eager, bright exceptional applicant without a dental background. Must possess excellent computer and customer service skills and be a fast and eager learner. Maturity, enthusiasm, Self Initiative, confidence and high motivation are skills we value. If you are great with people, intellectually curious and accomplished, have a desire to help us provide excellent & healthy aesthetic oral dental care to our patients, possess strong leadership and organizational skills and are looking for a new dental home or a change of career, please contact us now: Please email resume, references & academic data and professional licensing info to: Applications and complete job description will be provided to all interesting and qualifying candidates.

Lakes Region Answering Service Telephone Operator Position

RIDING Lawn Mower 12 hp Craftsmen mint condition. $195/ obo. 832-4250. SILVERWARE: 6 place setting of 4 pcs and additional pieces, Towle, Old Lace pattern, discontinued from 50s. Forty pieces, Mal Shute, 603-752-4784. SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Evening & weekend deliveries welcome. BENJAMIN OIL, LLC . 603-524-6457 TRACE Elliot GP7SM 250 7 Band Series Bass Head $299/obogreat condition, works perfectly. Call Rob @ 603-520-4447. Wood burning stove. Reginald $150. Side-By-Side Whirlpool refrigerator with icemaker, $75. 527-1613 WOODWORKING Tools: Hand & Power. All kinds of wood. Please call 524-7194.


Maple Desk with 7 drawers. Good condition. 527-1613

Help Wanted AAA Wanted: 10 people to lose weight and make money, risk-free 30-day supply. BUSY Laconia specialty practice looking for an RN to join our team of nurses in a very diversified practice. Must be able to work independently in various roles. We are looking for someone for 4 days per week. We offer a very competitive salary. Please call (603)524-7402 x 210 for more information.

LACONIA COUNTRY CLUB is now accepting applications for Line/Prep Cooks & Dishwasher June - September. Please apply in person 607 Elm Street, Laconia.

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.


Free 18! 1980 Glastron Boat, you haul away Free. Call 387-7019

Academic Coordinator for Teaching & Learning Laconia Middle School Job responsibilities include curriculum, instruction and assessment development for our middle school. Provide leadership for curriculum writing, instructional strategies and assessment practices. Coach and mentor support for teachers with a focus on our literacy and mathematics programs for the first year. Model lessons for teachers. Create professional development that increases our staff alignment with and understanding of the Common Core Standards. Provide a research-based instructional model that is language-based, student-centered, process-oriented, and outcome-based. Facilitate Professional Learning Communities as a means to support staff development that focuses on student learning needs. Guide administrators and teachers in the process of monitoring the progress of every student through systematized assessment, data collection, and analysis. This administrative position is part of a four person team for our middle school. Master's degree with experience in building leadership preferred.

Position begins July 1, 2012 ~ Interviews begin May 14 Please send letter of intent, resume, 3 letters of recommendation and application to: James McCollum, Principal Laconia Middle School 150 McGrath Street Laconia, NH 03246 Email inquiries welcomed at:

now calling on behalf of the leading resorts on the West Coast! We are now seeking motivated, positive, dependable appointment setters. Must be driven and motivated to make money and be able to work in a team environment! Good communication skills a must, no experience required. 2nd shift Sun.-Fri. 4:15pm10pm. Average wage $19+ an hour call:

603-581-2450 EOE LINE COOKS: Now hiring experienced line cooks who are energetic with a positive attitude and a team player. Full and Part time positions available. Weekends a must! Pay commensurate with experience. Apply in person at Hart!s Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rte 3 in Meredith or apply online at

Looking for enthusiastic person for part-time. Must have good typing skills and good customer service skills.

Please contact Mel at


Bob Had Job Bob Lost Job Bobs Job Now Open 527-1118 PART time janitorial cleaning. Wolfeboro/Alton 6-12 hours per week. $10 per hour, Mon., Wed., Fri., evenings. Must clear background check 603-524-9930

Family Seeking Full/Part-Time Direct Support Professionals Seeking individuals to assist family supporting a cheerful and good natured young man in his community and at home with daily living skills, personal care, volunteer and fun activities. Candidate should possess strong interactive skills and positive, creative, and energetic attitude. Reliable transportation required. Non-smoker. Full/part-time positions available, M-F, 7-5. Competive wage. Excellent benefits for full time. Submit resume and/or work history to: PO Box 7106 Gilford, NH 03249

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Thursday, April 19, 2012— Page 27

Lakes Region Economic Development Committee meeting April 24 GILFORD — The Lakes Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m. at the former Southern NH University facility located at 2 Airport Road in Gilford. The Strategy Committee is responsible for updating and advancing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) for the Lakes Region. The current meeting will focus on not only the most recent update to the current Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, but also the creation of an economic development district for the Lakes Region. Funding for the CEDS has been provided, in part,

Help Wanted

Now Hiring Full Time Assistant Head of Housekeeping Experience Needed

Also Hiring Part Time Housekeepers Saturdays a Must! Please Apply In Person 177 Mentor Ave., Laconia


Apply In Person The Inn On Newfound Lake

1030 Mayhew Turnpike Bridgewater, N.H. 603-744-9111

Restoration Technician Were looking for a self motivated, energetic, responsible person that has experience in water and fire restoration and a background in construction. Must have a valid drivers license with 4 points or less. Please come to the office to fill out an application. All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. 41 Country Club Rd. Gilford, NH 03249

Now Hiring - Evenings

Servers (with experience)

Apply in person, 4:30-6pm:

CJ Avery’s

Lakeport (closed Mon & Tues)

Help Wanted

from the US Economic Development Administration, the NH Community Development Finance Authority, the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, and the Lakes Region Plan-

ning Commission. For additional information, contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171. All CEDS meetings are open to the public.

MEREDITH —The Wicwas Lake Grange is hosting an open house to the public Saturday, April 21 from 1-4 p.m. in honor of Grange Month. This year’s theme is “American Values. Hometown Roots”. Special guests will include local politicians Jeanne

Forester, Bob Greemore and others. Refreshments will also be available. Contact Steve Durand at 603-726-6160 for any further information.

Wicwas Lake Grange hosting open house on Saturday




Apply in person Monday-Friday at:


Sous Chef/ Second Cook Year-round



Serving Belknap, Carroll & Grafton Counties

Shalimar Resort Or call 455-4075



Small Jobs Are My Speciality

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

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

SCUBA LESSONS! Start now with online videos and pool sessions. Great exercise! Call Central NH Divers 279-9099

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

Land BUILDING LOTS: Belmont, 3 acres, rolling terrain with good gravel soils, near high school, $59,900. Gilford, 1 1/4 acres, level and dry, just over Laconia line, $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Mobile Homes "WHY" pay rent??? $799 a month New Ranch Home New “over 55 ” land lease village. $6,000 down 240 @6.5%. Or $59,995. Open House Sunday 12 to 2 Call Kevin 603-387-7463 Mansfield Woods, 88 North, Rt. 132, New Hampton, NH.

STITT Painting and Papering. Also doing Pressure Washing, Sheetrocking, Roofing, Masonry and Additions. 393-0963

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


$20 Traditional Japanese Bodywork Treatments

Major credit cards accepted

Please come and enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of traditional Japanese body work known as Shiatsu. Each treatment is performed fully clothed on a comfortable floor mat and takes about an hour. Treatments are performed at the Sachem Shiatsu office at the Fitness Edge building in Meredith. Please call Sensei Jones at 603-524-4780 to make an appointment.

Storage Space GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage. $170 monthly. 781-710-2208.

Wanted To Buy TOOLS Power, hand and cordless. Cash waiting. Call 603-733-7058

MOORINGS Dock Repairs Fast & Affordable 877-528-4104

Motorcycles 1981 Honda XR500: Flattracker, $600. 393-7103. 2000 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, metallic green and black, new factory re-build Harley Davidson motor, looks and runs great, many extras, $7800 call Paul in Berlin at 603-752-5519, 603-915-0792 leave message.

NEED a tan for prom? I'll come to you with my mobile spray tan system! !Spray Tanning by Carissa' Email me at QS&L Builders. Roofing, decks and more. 15 years experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 603-832-3850

Buy • Sell • Trade

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

Recreation Vehicles Viking Pop-up camper. Loaded, excellent condition, $4,000. Call 520-2440

Real Estate FOR Sale By Owner- 2 bedroom 1 bath ranch. approx. 1,500 Sq. Ft. 3-stall oversized garage, Taxes $2,300. Needs TLC, sold as is. Handicap Accessible. Principals only, $79,000. 603-930-5222

HAULING Get rid of your unwanted items. Reasonable rates. 603-930-5222

LANDSCAPING: Spring Clean-up, Mulching, weeding, seasonal mowing, fertilizing, brush cutting, bush trimming. Free estimates. 603-387-9788.

Yard Sale ALTON- Saturday, 4/21, Rain or Shine! Indoor & Outdoor- 1319 Mt. Major Hwy., Alton. 4 miles From Ellacoya. 9am-2pm. Tools, toys, books, kids clothes, household, etc.

Page 28 — THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Thursday, April 19, 2012

SPECTACULAR SPRING ‘07 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT

‘11 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ex-Cab LT 4WD

#12171N 7-Passenger! Sto ‘N Go Seats, Power Locks, Windows, Driver’s Seat & Sliding Doors, Cruise, Tilt, CD, A/C, ABS, Alloys, Sunscreen Glass, Keyless Entry, 1Owner, Only 13,240 Miles!

#101789A 5.3L Auto, A/C, Cruise, Tilt, Power Locks & Windows, Sunscreen Glass, Bedliner, CD, Keyless Entry, ABS, Alloys, Only 14k Miles!

‘12 Chevy Equinox LTZ

#10176PA Power Windows, Locks, Seats & Sunroof, Heated Leather, ABS, Alloys, CD, Keyless Entry, A/C, Cruise, Tilt, Alloys, Roof Rack, Rear Wiper, Backup Camera, Sunscreen Glass, 1-Owner, 20k Miles.


‘06 Chevy Silverado 1500 Reg. Cab 4WD


#12080B A/C, ABS, Alloys, Power Locks & Windows, Cruise, Tilt, Keyless Entry, CD, 1-Owner, Only 67k Miles!

4.3L Auto, A/C, ABS, Power Steering, Leather, Tilt, 8’ Bed, Bedliner, New Tires, Only 59k Miles!

‘12 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT 4WD

Power Locks, Windows & Driver’s Seat, Tilt, Cruise, A/C, Keyless Entry, CD, ABS, Only 73k Miles!

‘12 Chevy Impala LTZ

‘12 Chevy Impala LTZ

#10179PA Power Locks & Windows, Sunscreen Glass, Tilt, Cruise, A/C, Keyless Entry, Bedliner, CD, ABS, Alloys, Only 14k Miles!


V6, Heated Leather, Power Locks, Windows & Seats, Cruise, Tilt, ABS, Alloys, CD, A/C, Keyless Entry, Sunscreen Glass, 1-Owner, Only 17k Miles!

$14,900 or $193/mo* $28,900 or $418/mo* $29,900 or $434/Mo* $24,900 or $354/mo* ‘06 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD

‘03 Buick Lesabre

‘09 Toyota RAV4 4WD

ry Eve n! io Opt



#10180PA Leather, Power Locks, Windows, Seats & Moonroof, Tilt, Cruise, Alloys Remote Start, Keyless Entry, 20k Miles. Save Thousands from New!

Leather, Power Locks, Windows, Seats & Moonroof, Tilt, Cruise, Alloys Remote Start, Keyless Entry, Only 14k Miles. Save Thousands from New!

$11,900 or $145/mo* $15,866 or $209/mo* $29,900 or $434/mo* $23,900 or $338/mo* $24,900 or $354/mo* ‘08 Chevy Impala LT

#12182A Auto, A/C, CD, ABS, Alloys, Power Locks, Windows, Sunroof & Seat, Cruise, Tilt, Rear Spoiler, Keyless Entry, 1-Owner.

$8,495 or $91/mo* ‘11 Buick Lucerne CXL

‘10 Chevy Malibu LS

#12135TA 4-Cylinder, Auto, Power Locks & Windows, Cruise & Tilt.

#10175PA Jet Black Alloys, Power Locks & Windows, Tilt, Cruise.

‘09 Chevy Equinox LT AWD

‘11 Chevy HHR LT

#10162PB 2 To Choose From! Leather, Power Locks, Windows & Heated Seats, Moonroof, Sunscreen Glass, 24k Miles.

Loaded, Power Locks & Windows, Sunscreen Glass, Saphire Blue Metallic, 35k Miles.


$14,900 or $193/Mo* $25,900 or $370/Mo* $21,900 or $306/Mo* $14,500 or $187/Mo* ‘10 Chevy Cobalt LT


#11066PA Auto, A/C, ABS, Alloys, Heated Leather, Power Locks, Windows & Driver’s Seat, Tilt, Cruise, 31k Miles.

‘11 Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab 4WD

4-Cylinder, Auto, Power Locks & Windows, Cruise, A/C, ABS, CD, Keyless Entry.

‘09 Chevy Trailblazer LT 4WD

#12105SA Auto, ABS, CD, Power Locks, Windows & Seats, Tilt, Cruise, Keyless Entry, Alloys, Heated Seats, Trailer Towing Pkg., Sunscreen Glass, 55k Miles.

‘11 Chevy Traverse LT

Only 1 Left!

‘10 Chevy Aveo



8-Passenger! Auto, Power Locks, Windows & Seat, Sunscreen Glass, Alloys, CD, Climate Control, ABS, Traction Control, Keyless Entry, 1-Owner, 28k Miles.

4-Cylinder, Auto, 4-Door, A/C, ABS, CD, 30k Miles.

$22,900 or $322/Mo* $12,900 or $179/Mo** $19,900 or $273/Mo* $26,900 or $386/Mo* $13,900 or $199/Mo**


Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8:00-7:00pm Thur. 8:00-8:00pm Sat. 8:00-5:00pm 623 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 603-524-0770 or 1-800-226-8467

“When other dealers can’t ... Cantin can!”

Not responsible for typographical errors. Photos for illustration purposes only. *Payment based on 72 months at 4.9% APR, with $3,000 cash or trade equity down

The Laconia Daily Sun, April 19, 2012  

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