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Alton has already paid police lieutenant $29k to stay home BY GAIL OBER


ALTON — City advice from counsel, town Administrator Russell Bailey has refused to say how much money the town has spent seeking its evaluation of the police department. In early February, Bailey said the Town Attorney James Ses-

sler had been given permission to “hire whoever is necessary” to examine the latest apparent rift within the department. During the same week, Selectmen’s Chair David Hussey said selectmen met that same week to, among other things, determine a budget for Sessler and the examination, but, when

asked for the budgeted amount, Bailey refused to comment. “The Town Attorney has advised me not to talk about it,” Bailey said. When Bailey was asked if a private or quasi-private company was contracted to conduct the investigation, he again declined to comment.

“(Sessler) told me not to discuss it,” Bailey said. The most recent dust up involves the paid administrative leave of second-in-command Lt. Richard Vanderhoof. According to Bailey, taxpayers have paid Vanderhoof $29,056.32 to stay home for see ALTON page 10

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Obama laying groundwork for immigration law overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from advocates and the 2012 re-election calendar, President Barack Obama on Tuesday enlisted a diverse group of elected officials and religious, business, labor and civil rights leaders to help build support for a long-stalled overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. Obama is making a new attempt to fulfill his campaign pledge to enact a broad immigration overhaul early in his term. But his failure there has angered some Hispanics and immigrants’ advocates, voters who helped elect him in 2008 and whom he’ll need at the polls again next year. A White House meeting with a group of about 70 people led to no legislative breakthroughs, but rather a call to action. “The president asked the group to commit to moving forward to keep the debate about this issue

alive, to keep it alive in the sense that it can get before Congress, where the ultimate resolution of it will have to be obtained,” said Bill Bratton, the former police chief in Los Angeles and New York City. “The idea being to go out into our various communities and to speak about the issue.” Obama promised to continue working to build a bipartisan consensus around immigration and said he’d lead a “civil debate” on the issue in the months ahead, the White House said in a statement. But he also said he won’t succeed if he alone is leading the debate. “The president urged meeting participants to take a public and active role to lead a constructive and civil debate on the need to fix the broken immigration system,” the White House said. “He stressed that in order to successfully tackle this issue they

must bring the debate to communities around the country and involve many sectors of American society in insisting that Congress act to create a system that meets our nation’s needs for the 21st century and that upholds America’s history as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” The meeting marked an attempt by the White House to demonstrate broad support for immigration overhaul and to include voices often not heard in the debate, such as San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg. It also took place two days before Obama visits Los Angeles on Thursday to raise money for his re-election campaign. Immigrants and their advocates planned to protest outside the Sony Pictures Studio, where the fundraiser was being held, to remind Obama of his see OBAMA page 8

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s attorney general launched an inquiry Tuesday into the charity run by “Three Cups of Tea” co-author Greg Mortenson after reports questioned whether Mortenson benefited from money donated to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Attorney General Steve Bullock’s statement Tuesday to The Associated Press follows investigations by “60 Minutes” and author Jon Krakauer into inaccuracies in the book and how money donated to the Bozeman, Mont.-based Central Asia Institute was spent. Bullock oversees non-profit corporations operating in the state. He has been in contact with attorneys for the agency, and they have pledged their full cooperation, he said.

“While looking into this issue, my office will not jump to any conclusions — but we have a responsibility to make sure charitable assets are used for their intended purposes,” he said in the statement. Bullock spokesman Kevin O’Brien said the inquiry has not reached the level of a full-scale investigation and it was not immediately clear exactly what Bullock was seeking. “Those are the things that are going to have to come out in the coming days,” O’Brien said. “Three Cups of Tea” was released in 2006 and sold more than 3 million copies. That notoriety helped Mortenson grow the Central Asia Institute by generating more than $50 million in donations, Krakauer said.

According to the charity’s website, it has “successfully established over 170 schools” and helped educate over 68,000 students, with an emphasis on girls’ education.” Krakauer, author of “Into the Wild,” cast doubt on Mortenson’s story of being lost in 1993 while mountain climbing in rural Pakistan and stumbling upon the village of Korphe, where the residents helped him recuperate and he promised to build a school. Krakauer called it a “myth.” “Mortenson has lied about the noble deeds he has done, the risks he has taken, the people he has met, the number of schools he has built,” Krakauer wrote in the recently published “Three Cups of Deceit.” see TEA page 10

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Proposed cuts to N.H. substance abuse treatment programs assailed by beneficiaries CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire teenager said Tuesday he would be in a hospital, jail or dead if not for the addiction rehabilitation services jeopardized by the proposed state budget. Jesse Welch, 16, of Derry spoke at a news conference protesting deep cuts to substance abuse and treatment programs in the proposed House budget. The state Senate will debate the budget Thursday. “It was killing me and everyone around me,” Welch said of his addiction. Advocates say alcohol is big business in the state

and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse problems should be as well. At a news conference in the Legislative Office Building Tuesday, those affiliated with an advocacy group called New Futures said the state was not paying back its share of alcohol revenue to those who abuse the product from which the state profits. The House budget projects that alcohol sales in the next biennium will top $1.2 billion, an increase of $124 million over the previous biennium. That budget also proposes cutting the budget for alco-

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that the land in many places is eroding. For example, on Cat Island, a patch of land where pelicans and reddish egrets nest among the black mangroves, Associated Press photographs taken a year ago and compared to those taken recently show visible loss of land and a lack of vegetation. “Last year, those mangroves were healthy, dark green. This year they’re not,” said Todd Baker, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Land is eroding on sites where the oil has killed vegetation. Confidence in Louisiana’s seafood is eroding, too. “Where I’m fishing it all looks pretty much the same,” said Glen Swift, a 62-year-old fisherman in Buras. He’s catching catfish and gar in the lower Mississippi River again. That’s not the problem. “I can’t sell my fish,” he said. “The market’s no good.” But the BP spill has faded from the headlines, overtaken by the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, unrest in the Middle East and political clashes in Washington. “Nationally, BP seems like a dim and distant memory,” said Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University historian. But the accident will have long-lasting influence on environmental history, he said. A presidential commission and an internal BP report concluded that the disaster was caused by a cascade of technical and managerial failures, including a faulty cement job. A testing firm hired by the government concluded that the key device used for preventing blowouts failed because of a design problem that prevented it from cutting through pipe. Fresh revelations from a BP drilling engineer who worked on the blown-out well shed some new light on the jitters and missteps overtaking the ill-fated facility in the weeks before the explosion. Brian Morel first gained national attention when he referred to the Macondo as the “nightmare well” in an email to a colleague revealed by lawmakers last summer. Last week, the AP obtained additional email exchanges between Morel and his wife, including one in which he said his team at the company was “out of control.” “I can’t take it, so I am staying away from the issues today,” he wrote. In a performance review a few weeks earlier, Morel had been told to “be aware of cynicism and criticism of company policies, actions, processes, etc. Don’t be a victim.” Morel’s wife, who also worked for BP, told him he was smart not to challenge some decisions. “They can live with the consequences if they are poor,” she said. The Deepwater Horizon was different from the two other major offshore spills in American history — the Santa Barbara blowout in 1969 that led to see GULF page 31

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Celtics take 2-0 series lead over Knicks with 96-93 win BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics pulled out Garnett said he was simply reacting when he dunk that put the Celtics on top 92-91 with 49 sectheir first two playoff games with big finishes. They made the steal, as Jeffries hesitated momentarily. onds to go. want to play much better from the start next time. “When I caught it my initial route was there, but I Jeffries followed with a layup, giving New York its “We were lucky to win,” coach Doc Rivers said after felt like KG was coming and closing down,” Jeffries last lead at 93-92 with 20 seconds left. a 96-93 victory on Tuesday night over the depleted said. “I should have went ahead and shot the ball.” With the score tied at 59, the Celtics went on a 15-4 New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony’s 42 points. The Knicks then fouled Delonte West, who made run led by Pierce’s seven points. Allen and Jeff Green Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14 two free throws with 0.6 seconds to go. hit 3-pointers during the surge that put Boston on top seconds left then stole the ball with 4 seconds remainThe Knicks had gone ahead 91-88 with 2:35 left 74-63 with 45 seconds left in the third quarter. ing as the Knicks — without Amare Stoudemire for when Anthony took a pass beyond the left arc and Then Anthony single-handedly brought the the second half and Chauncey Billups for the whole made a 3-pointer despite being bumped by Pierce. Knicks back by scoring their first seven points of the game — still gave the Celtics all they could handle. Pierce followed with two free throws, then both fourth quarter while Boston managed just a jumper “I probably (have) never been more proud of a teams missed jumpers. by Pierce. New York was making a game of it, down team and how they battled the circumstances,” On the next possession, Pierce drove the lane to only 76-74 with 10:01 to play. At that point, Anthony Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said, “how hard they draw a defender and fed a wide-open Garnett for a had scored the Knicks’ last 13 points and 18 of 20. played and how tough they played.” Billups had a strained left knee and his status for Game 3 on Friday night is uncertain. Stoudemire had back spasms but expects to be back when the best-ofBOSTON (AP) — One day after Geoffrey Mutai won nized only as a “world best,” not a “world record,” seven Eastern Conference first-round series resumes. the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds because the Boston course is too downhill and too Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with a career playoff— the fastest time ever for the 26.2-mile distance — much of a straight line to meet IAAF standards. high 30 points, 14 of them in the first quarter when race officials said they will ask track’s international Fourth-place finisher Ryan Hall’s 2:04:58 was the he kept driving to the basket. governing body to certify his time as a world record fastest ever for a U.S. runner; it is likewise ineligible “I tried to attack Game 1,” he said, “It’s just (that) even though the course is technically ineligible. to be recognized as the American record because my lanes were getting blocked.” “Sure,” Tom Grilk, the executive director of the the national governing body has similar rules to the Anthony matched his career playoff high for Boston Athletic Association, said Tuesday. “Why international one, according to Jim Estes, the manpoints and set a new high with 17 rebounds as the wouldn’t we?” ager of long-distance running programs for USA Knicks held a 53-37 advantage on the boards. 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Things not going President Whatever’s way right now Barack Obama is a politician who likes to follow through on long-term strategies and avoid making course corrections. That’s how he believes he won in 2008, and since then he’s shown that he’s not much into details. So he was happy to let congressional appropriators fill in the blanks in the 2009 stimulus package, and to let congressional leaders know he would be happy whether there was or wasn’t a public option in the 2010 health insurance legislation. Whatever. In the long run, the big things would work out his way. Except right now they aren’t. And his partisan and petulant speech last Wednesday is unlikely to move things in the direction he wants. Even as he was speaking, Congress was moving toward passing the fiscal year 2011 appropriations agreed to by congressional negotiators with only occasional input from the White House. The deal will substantially reduce spending below levels what he and leading Democrats used to call unacceptable. Speaker John Boehner was criticized by some on the right for not pressing for deeper and more permanent cuts in spending than the $38-billion he claimed. But the deal nonetheless passed both houses by wide margins, and it contains some details that threaten to undermine the policies of the Obama Democrats in the future. Most important, it requires the General Accounting Office to conduct an audit of the waivers from the Democrats’ health care bill that are being issued in large numbers by the secretary of Health and Human Services. This will raise an uncomfortable question. If Obamacare is so great, why are so many trying to get out from under it? And, more specifically, why are so many Democratic groups trying to get out from under it? The fact is that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has granted more than 1,000 waivers from Obamacare. Many have been granted to labor unions. Some have been granted to giant corporations like McDonald’s. One was granted to the entire state of Maine. By what criteria is this relief being granted? That’s unclear, and the GAO audit should produce some answers. But what it looks like to an outsider is that waivers are being granted to constituencies that have coughed up money (or, in the case of Maine, four electoral votes) to the Democrats. If so, what we’re looking at is another example of gangster government in this administration. The law in its majesty applies to

everyone except those who get special favors. The GAO has also been ordered to produce audits on the effect of Obamacare on health insurance premiums. This is likely to reveal that the president did not keep his promise that you could keep your current health insurance if you want to. And there will be an audit of the comparative effectiveness bureaucracy established in the 2009 stimulus package. Comparative effectiveness is supposedly an objective study of which medical techniques are most effective. But anyone who looks closely finds that the experts are constantly changing their minds, which suggests that this is more alchemy than science — and maybe political favoritism, as well. All of which tends to undercut the thrust of Obama’s obviously-aimedat-the-2012-campaign message: We can continue to fund Medicare and Medicaid indefinitely if we just tax rich people a little more. Serious budget experts of all stripes know this is fantasy. Obama’s fiscal commission, which issued its report last December, recognized this clearly, and recommended a package of spending cuts, program changes and tax increases to address the long-term fiscal dilemma. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, in his budget resolution that passed the House Friday, put forward a package of changes that included giving the states block grants for Medicaid and replacing the current Medicare fee-for-service with the kind of premium support recommended by the bipartisan Medicare commission more than a decade ago — all without tax increases. The voters, in current polls as well as in the elections last November, sent the policymakers down these paths. Obama on the one hand allows congressional Democrats to negotiate packages like the 2011 budget deal that go in that direction — and at the same time says, incoherently and without detail, that we don’t need to go there at all. In all this he is acting on the assumptions that Americans will accept a permanently enlarged and more expensive government and that the details don’t much matter. The 2010 elections refuted the first assumption. Now we’ll see about the second. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is a senior writer with U.S. News and World Report and principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)

LETTERS It’s reasonable to allow for higher speed on largest part of lake To the editor, It’s very unfortunate that the fuddy duddies are still harping about the boating speed limit and wasting the valuable time of our state’s leadership. Given the more pressing problems we are facing I’d really prefer my representatives to keep their eye on the budget problems. I believe representative Forsythe used common sense in concluding that if we have faster speed limits on I-93 then we do on Rt.106, then it’s reasonable to have a faster speed limit in the Broads of Lake Winnipesaukee. Of course, common sense doesn’t seem to matter to the WinnFABS crowd. WinnFABS local mouth piece, Mr. Bertholdt, has a lot of nerve accusing anyone of making misleading statements after some of the whoppers he’s been spouting. Most, if not all of his data, comes from waterways other than New Hampshire. Much of it is Coast Guard data encompassing every other body of water in the U.S., including our oceans. The problem for the WinnFABS folks is that the facts simply don’t support their rhetoric. The fact is that 90-percent of our lake’s boating fatalities occurred on boats that weren’t even moving and most of the others were alcohol related. I do agree with his statements on more rigid requirements on boater education, however that has little to do with

speed limits. Apparently Mr. Bertholdt hasn’t listened to one of his own lengthy tomes lately. He often refers to his opposition as “spoiled brats” and the “go fast make noise crowd”. You see it’s not about safety; it’s really about “those people”. Seriously, who would suggest canoeing in the middle of the Broads as a “safe” activity? Even with zero boats on the lake that would be dangerous on most days. As far as noise is concerned; thanks to WinnFABS efforts, we all get to listen to those loud boats go by slowly and for a much longer period of time. Life was clearly better when the noise simply went by quickly. If we must have a speed limit, which we really don’t, then there isn’t any reason why it can’t be reasonable in the sense that it allows for higher speeds in the largest part of the lake that provides plenty of reaction time. The proposed 55 MPH daytime limit isn’t outrageous. Many of the “right kind” of people that Mr. Berthold would approve of own leisure craft and wave runners that are safely driven at that speed. Safety as whole won’t be effected by the speed limit change because it was never a factor to begin with. Can’t we all just get along and live with this change and move on with our lives? Terry Stewart Gilford

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Questions & answers about N.H. retirement reform legislation Over the last few weeks, many people, especially public employees, have called, e-mailed or spoken with me at the Statehouse about the pension reform bill, SB-3, which recently passed the Senate. Many of these people have received misinformation about what the bill actually does and how it affects them. Reforming the pension system to ensure its long term viability has been an emotional discussion for some folks, and that’s why I believe it is so important for everybody to have accurate information on the exact changes that are called for in SB-3. It is my hope that this column will help provide clarification. As always, I remain open and available to discuss concerns or share thoughts on this issue. Background: As of June 30, 2010 the unfunded liability of the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) was $4.7-billion – approximately $3,500 per person in N.H. On July 1, employers — meaning taxpayers — will pay 13.95-percent of salary for teacher’s retirement, 25.57-percent for police officers, and 30.9-percent for firefighters. In two years those rates will escalate to 29.2-percent for police and 33.9-percent for firefighters – rates that are unsustainable in my view. Without SB-3, the entire unfunded burden will be borne exclusively by taxpayers. This will price employees out of jobs, drive up property taxes, make growing and attracting businesses to N.H. more difficult, and may lead to a downgrading of the state’s bond rating. Impact of SB-3 on retired public employees: There will be no changes in the pensions of people already retired. Medical subsidy eligibility: The medical subsidy is a payment to a retired teacher or municipal employee that allows them to stay on their former employer’s health plan. Legislation several years ago froze the 8-percent growth rate in the medical subsidy. SB-3 continues that freeze, but if a retired employee is eligible for the subsidy payment he or she will continue to receive it without a growth factor. The medical subsidy is now funded by employers. Impact of SB-3 on COLA’s: SB-3 does not change COLA status. Legislation several years ago established a 1.5-percent COLA in 2010 on the first $30,000 of pensions. SB-3 does not alter that but it also does not authorize additional COLAs. Gainsharing: “Gainsharing” is the practice of diverting revenue from the main pension fund into the Special Account to pay for COLAs and

the Medical Subsidy. Gainsharing is one of the primary reasons the NHRS has an unfunded liability of $4.7-billion. Pension systems rely on good earning years to balance poor earnings. Gainsharing diverted $900-million from good earning years leaving the NHRS with no cushion for poor years. No pension system is viable when diversions occur. Legislation enacted several years ago eliminated gainsharing for the foreseeable future and SB-3 ensures gainsharing does not return. COLAs in the future will have to be funded from a different source. Impact of SB-3 on employees who have worked for 10 or more years and are vested into the NHRS: Contribution rates will increase from 5 to 7-percent for employees and teachers; public safety employees will increase from 9.3 to 11.3-percent. Overtime, unused sick and vacation time, end of career payments will still count toward retirement calculations, and current multipliers will be used. Special detail pay will still be included in retirement calculations provided it is not higher than the average of the previous seven years. Also, effective in July of 2016, no one will be able to retire at a level higher than 100-percent of their base pay. Impact of SB-3 on employees who have worked less than 10 years and are not vested: Contribution rates will also increase similarly. Employees will not be able to count unused sick or vacation time or end or career payments toward retirement — though overtime will count. Retirement will be calculated over five rather than three years. Public safety employees will have to work somewhat longer depending upon years of service. Currently these employees can retire at age 45 with 20 years of service. Under SB-3 an employee with eight or nine years of service can retire at 46 with 21 total years. For someone with six or seven years they will be able to retire at 47 with 22 years. Someone with four or five years of service could retire at 48 with 23 years. Someone with one to three years could retire at 49 with 24 years. For newly hired public safety employees, they will be able to retire at age 50 with 25 years of service with a pension multiplier designed to achieve 50-percent of base salary after 25 years. More information about SB-3 and the NHRS can be found at www. and the NHRS at www.nhrs. org. (Republican Jeb Bradley of Wofleboro represents District 3 in the New Hampshire State Senate.)

LETTERS If there’s no reaction until the rich ‘me’ needs held, what’ll be left? To the editor, The following letter to N.H. Sen. Jeanie Forrester is submitted for publication: Please LISTEN to the people who elected you! We are tired of having the “ rich get richer and the POOR get poorer.” Those who make the least are taxed the highest. Those making millions pay the least. Politics aside, this is unethical! If you take money from our children’s public education, our medical care programs, our Medicare/ Medicaid programs and our civil service workers, you are depleting New Hampshire’s ability to survive. I feel pretty certain to say you yourselves have received public education, which has afforded you your current status. Probably most elected officials have children or grandchildren in the public school system. I am sure it is your local police you call for help. I am certain you want hospitals to care for you or your family even if you forgot your insurance card. Well, how do we do this without full-funded programs in place? I know the RIGHT way is NOT the popular mainstream way but, moral issues rarely are popular decisions. Look at slavery and the civil war for instance. If no one had stood up and backed President Lincoln to do the right thing and treat all people as human beings where

would we be today? If no one had stood up to Hitler, deciding it was wrong to commit genocide to certain groups of people, where would we be? Now, certainly, N.H.’s budget woes do not rise to this level. However, to the lower and mid level income people it feels like a familiar path. We live in a “me” society. If there is no reaction to change until the rich “me” needs help, what will be left? Cut costs? Yes please! Add large fines for companies who ship N.H. jobs overseas and subcontract out to foreign companies to “save money.“ This ultimately adds to our state numbers for the unemployed. Have those making more than $150,000 a year pay a little more in taxes. Help those who make $25,000 a year working two jobs. Force big companies to pay taxes. Give the small business owner in N.H. a break, which enables them to keep employees versus being forced to fire people and add to the N.H. unemployment “hamster wheel.“ Unfortunately, it seems in today’s society people only do the right thing when they are forced to do it. Apathy is a national disease. Don’t let N.H. be infected! In addition, the correct popular saying is, “ God helps those who help others.“ Jennifer Holt Sanbornton

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BOAT SPEED from page one Likewise, directing members of the committee to keep their questions relevant and short, he warned “otherwise I’ll shut the committee off. Let’s hope we can get through this nicely and quickly,” he said. In 2009 the Legislature set limits of 45 mph. in daylight and 25 mph. after dark for two years but last year, after raising the nighttime limit to 30 mph., made them permanent. This year Safe Boaters of New Hampshire (SBONH), formed in opposition to the speed limits, sought to replace them with a standard of “reasonable and prudent,” but, at the urging of lawmakers agreed to a bill that would maintain the limits while exempting The Broads, which would be designated a 55 mph. zone. Last month SB-27 carried the Senate by the narrowest of margins —13 to 11. Senators Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) and Jeb Bradley (R) Wolfeboro voted against changing the current law while Jim Forsythe (R-Strafford), the third senator representing the Lakes Region, voted for the bill. “Good things always happen in Holy Week,” Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester), who introduced SB-27, told the committee. He said that the bill kept the speed limits in place except for “a specified area — The Broads. That is the only change.” When Representative Lisa Sontsas (R-Nashua) alluded to highway driving and whether a posted limit of 55 mph. amounted to a practical limit of 65 mph., D’Allesandro simply read from the bill. Speaking against the bill, Forrester recalled that she, together with her parents and brother, was the victim of a boating accident on Lake Huron caused by excessive speed that left her mother and brother with lasting injuries. Moreover, she said that e-mails

and letters from individuals and businesses, especially those in the hospitality industry around the lake, were running three-to-one in opposition to any change to the speed limits. Forrester was echoed by representatives from the Lakes Region, including Alida Millham (R-Gilford), Harry Accornero (R-Laconia) , Elaine Swinford (R-Barnstead), Bob Luther (R-Laconia) and Bill Tobin (R-Sanbornton) also spoke against increasing the speed limit on The Broads. Jeff Thurston of Thurston’s Marina at The Weirs emphasized that “uniformity is important,” urging the committee not to “create a zone of frenzied activity,” which he cautioned would further stretch the scarce resources of Marine Patrol. He said that exempting The Broads from the 45 mph. speed limit would be “impractical and not enhance safety.” Dick Bouley, a lobbyist representing the Winnipesaukee Family Alliance for Boating Safety (WinnFABS), the organization that from the beginning has led the effort to curb speed on the lake, told the committee that he was “disturbed” that the bill was originally assigned to the Resources, Recreation and Development Committee, which includes three members from the Lakes Region, was referred to the Transportation Committee, where the region is unrepresented. He urged the committee members to pay special attention to lawmakers and residents of the Lakes Region. Altogether of the 80 people who signed the roll at the hearing, 73 marked themselves opposed to SB-27. The bill drew its strongest support from SBONH, who have consistently challenged the need for speed limits, frequently citing David Barrett, the director

of Marine Patrol, who has said more than once that speed is not a problem on the lake. Likewise, the organization has consistently argued that there is no statistical evidence to support the claims of WinnFABS that excessive speeds have increased the risks of boating on Lake Winnipesaukee. Scott Verdonck, president of SBONH, insisted that SB-27 represents a compromise by maintaining speed limits on the most heavily travelled parts of the lake while raising the daytime limit just 10 mph. on The Broads where there are no islands and little traffic. Dick Smith, conservation director of the New Hampshire Bass Federation, said his group saw no need for speed limits, but “reluctantly supported SB-27.” He explained that bass fisherman pilot fast boats, designed to get them from one fishing spot to another in the least time to allow the maximum time for fishing. Questioning the wisdom of speed limits, he said that at some times 45 mph. is too fast and at others it is too slow. Ultimately, said Smith the debate has dragged on for far too too long. “Let’s put this to bed,” he told the committee. “Let’s stop it and let’s go fishing.”

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LETTERS I would like to continue tradition of ‘voice of reason’ on selectboard To the editor, To the residents of Sanbornton, I would like to ask for your vote on Tuesday, May 10th for me, Karen Ober, as your selectman. After much consideration and encouragement I am choosing to run for the remainder of my husband Steve’s term. For the last four and one-half years I have witnessed first hand the commitment it takes to serve on this board, the time involved and the sometimes difficult decisions which need to be made. I am up for this challenge. It will be an honor to serve on this board. I have been involved in a number of town committees in the last 10 years including: Farmer’s Market, Old Home Day Committee (as chair and fundraiser), Budget Committee, Energy Committee and the Historical Society. In addition I helped to establish the Town Food Pantry, the fiber arts group, painting/artist group and most recently the Community Garden. After being elected to the Budget Committee I took advantage of courses regarding the budget process, warrant articles and other financial aspects of the town operations. These were offered to members by the Local

Government Center. Evolving over a 30 year period, my background includes customer service, business, accounting, coordinating and leadership skills as a youth program director. As the oldest in a family of seven children, I have learned many necessary skills: organization, leadership, flexibility, honesty and the ability to compromise. I believe these qualities will help me in the office of selectman. I would like to continue to be the “voice of reason” as my husband was sometimes called on the board. I am not afraid to ask the tough questions in sorting out the areas of needs and wants. Most certainly in the current economic climate there are going to be some difficult decisions to be made in order to maintain a healthy financial position for our town and it’s residents. I will listen to both sides of an issue to form an educated decision and balance the requests of our town departments with what our taxpayers can afford. I thank you for your consideration. Karen Ober Candidate for Sanbornton Selectman 1 year term

Extremists trying to bar Planned Parenthood from federal funds To the editor, Picture millions of men and women without STD testing and treatments, breast and cervical cancer screenings, or comprehensive sexual education – that is what our country can look forward to if federal funding to Planned Parenthood is lost. Specifically, I’m concerned about the political attacks on Planned Parenthood. In Congress, extremists are trying to hijack the budget process and bar Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funds. Life-saving health care services are at risk of slipping away from 3-million American women. The extreme proposal, initiated by Rep. Pence of Indiana, will hurt American women by taking away health care that they receive today. This entire situation is sloppy politics, short sighted and fiscally irresponsible. We know that every public dollar invested in family planning programs saves about four dollars in Medicaidrelated costs. Every day in New Hampshire, Planned Parenthood provides preventive health care, including lifesav-

ing cancer screenings, birth control, annual exams, STI testing and more. It’s a no-brainer that these preventive health care services save lives and save money. Where will the millions of people who rely on Planned Parenthood go if this measure becomes law? Taking all of this into account, it is apparent that Pence and those supporting these dangerous attacks on women’s health care are sending a message — they do not care about the millions of Americans that want to live safe and healthy reproductive lives. Let’s get real. Less reproductive health care services means increased disease and increased costs. Sounds good I guess, if you are into that kind of thing. P.S: Planned Parenthood is forbidden by law to use federal funding for abortion. Also, it has been receiving public funding since 1970 when President Richard Nixon (A REPUBLICAN) signed the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act into Law. Just wanted to get that out in the open Christopher Burbank Moultonborough

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Re-vote on turning warehouse on Business Park Drive into new Tilton police station is Thursday TILTON — Voters will have a second chance at a warrant article to raise $2.7-million to convert a town-owned warehouse building at 61 Business Park Drive into a new police station tomorrow night when a special town meeting will be held at the cafetorium of Winnisquam Regional High School beginning at 6 p.m. At Town Meeting last month a majority voted in favor of the project, but the 108 votes fell two shy of the two-thirds majority required to approve the sale of general oblgation bonds to fund it. However, Lynne Fox of the Budget Committee, who voted with the minority against the project, offered a motion to reconsider that carried easily. “The vote was so close,”she said. “It’s not in anyone’s interest to prevent things from coming up for discussion again.” Two warrant articles will be presented at the special town meeting. The first calls for raising and


appropriating $2.7-million for designing, constructing, furnishing and equipping the station as well as extending municipal water service to the property at 61 Business Park Drive. The cost of running the water from Route 132 is estimated at $650,000, but Casey Nickerson, owner of the business park, has entered an agreement with the town to split the cost evenly. If the warrant article for the police station and the water line fails again, voters will be asked to consider a separate article to appropriate $650,000 to extend the water line on the understanding that Nickerson will contribute $325,000 of that sum. Water service would, it is argued, increase the value and improve the marketability of the lots, including 61 Business Park Drive and another lot owned by the town, which in turn would add to the municipal tax base and foster economic development.

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ALTON from page one just under one-half year now. At $31.86 per hour this equals 912 hours or just under 23 weeks. Vanderhoof, who has also filed a suit against the town, could not be reached for comment. The Daily Sun sent a second Right-To-Know request in an effort to determine how much money has been spent, including any money that was paid to an independent agency or the town tttorney, to conduct the investigation. The Board previously addressed a Right-to-Know request for the same information by saying that “there are certain members of the public who feel that they should know the details of everything that happens in the town” but need to understand the “legal rights of its employees (are) above a member of the public’s individual desire to know what is happening.” Bailey also said Monday he cannot speculate about when the examination of the department will be completed because he has been told by the town attorney not to talk about it. Selectmen’s Chair David Hussey said that within a couple of weeks he expects the information to be forthcoming and “selectmen remain as much in the dark” as the rest of the community when it comes to specifics. “We need to remain impartial (about the Vanderhoof situation) until we have all of the information,” Hussey said noting the the board will be the ultimate arbiter of any action regarding the police department or its employees. TEA from page 2 Krakauer reported that millions of dollars donated to the charity were spent on chartered jets, equipment and advertising for Mortenson’s books, even though the charity doesn’t receive any royalties for them. One former Central Asia Institute board member told Krakauer that Mortenson “regards CAI as his personal ATM.” Mortenson and officials with the charity did not return calls and emails for comment on Tuesday. Tax information filed with the Internal Revenue Service for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009, the most recent available, put the charity’s expenses at $9.7 million. Of that, $3.9 million — about 41 percent — was spent on building materials, teacher salaries, scholarships and other expenses related to school building. A larger amount, $4.6 million, was spent on what was described in the tax documents as “domestic outreach and education” and “lectures and guest appearances across the United States.” Mortenson, who is the Central Asia Institute’s executive director and a board member, received $180,747 in compensation that year. More than $1.5 million of the charity’s expenses went to advertising and marketing Mortenson’s books. In a recent interview with Outside magazine, Mortenson said he had done nothing wrong and that much of that money goes toward educating people in the U.S. about the need for the schools. “Our education mission includes both educating young people in Pakistan and Afghanistan — especially girls — and educating the American public about how promoting education in these countries contributes to peace,” he told the magazine. But, Mortenson added, the Central Asia Institute’s law firm produced an internal memo that he might be found in violation of IRS regulations regarding excess benefits if the Central Asia Institute were audited. Mortenson hired an outside law firm in January to conduct an independent analysis of the charity. The firm concluded he had done nothing wrong, but recommended there be specific changes to separate Mortenson in some respects from the charity, he said. Mortenson said he has been paying for all of his own travel since January, and the charter flights allowed him to pack more speaking engagements in.

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LACONIA — The addition of a couple of toddlersized toilets at the Laconia home of Lakes Region Child Care Services might not seem like a big deal. After all, the total cost of the project barely qualifies as a five-digit expenditure. However, Marti Ilg, executive director of the organization, said the improvement means a lot to the children who are first becoming acquainted with plumbing, their parents and the parents of younger children who’d like

to utilize the center’s services. The project, which Ilg referred to as the “tiny toilet project,” cost a total of $12,000. A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture paid for 35 percent ($4,200), a Meredith Village Savings Bank grant contributed $1,000 and the center covered the rest through its budget. For that expenditure the center received two pintsized toilets, complete with small stalls and paper rolls. The work, which was recently completed, brought the number of toilets in the toddler bathroom to three. Or, as toddler Kaegan Sanville put it, the workers were “fixing the potties, giving us two more potties. We wanted three.” More toilets means little or no waiting for children, an important change. With just one toilet shared by two toddler classrooms, Ilg said the center could only promote to the toddler classes children who had mastered their toilet learning lessons. A student who had only partly mastered the basic skill couldn’t be asked to wait in line. However, with easier access to facilities, Ilg said children from younger classes can be moved into the toddler class earlier and once surrounded by toiletusing peers those toddlers will more quickly learn the skill. If they’ve experienced success with that challenge, Ilg said, toddlers will be likely to approach later challenges with a see next page

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sibility of an on-site expansion onto school-owned property on Dewey Street or the possibility of an expansion some place behind the existing Huot Center. Individual sessions are for students from 12:30 t0 1 p.m.; sending schools from 1:15 to 2 p.m.; staff from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.; community partners from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and parents and community members from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Refreshments from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. will be served by the Huot Culinary Arts School and the Facilities Committee will meet at 6 p.m. to discuss the public comments. Champlin said anyone who would like to participate can attend any of the above sessions. The N.H. House has approved $7.5-million of the $10-million budget for the renovation/expansion as part of its capital budget while the Laconia City Council agreed to borrow the balance should the money be appropriated in the 2012-2013 biennium state budget. The funding must still be included in a budget approved by the N.H. Senate and signed by Gov. John Lynch. The governor did not recommend the expenditure when earlier this year he presented his own state spending proposal.

Correction: It’s Roberts Beach on Lake Winnisquam that Belmont officials are going to be keeping an eye on At story about beach access in the Town of Belmont that appeared in our Tuesday paper included an identification error. The beach in question was incorrectly identified as the private beach on Sargent Lake when in fact the

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LACONIA A half-day session to gather public input for the engineering and design of the Huot Technical Education Center upgrade begins today at 12:20 p.m. and continues through a School Board Facilities Subcommittee meeting at 6 p.m. All meetings will be at the center on the High School campus. Facilities Committee Chair Joe Cormier said the public is encouraged to attend the afternoon charrette — from the French word for architect’s cart but adapted to mean planning session in America — to share ideas with engineers from Rist-FrostShumway and architects from Lavalle Bresinger. Superintendent Robert Champlin told the board — and anyone listening live on Lakes Region Public Access television — that a visual and interactive presentation about the site options for the future renovation will be in the pre-engineering room at the Huot Center. There are three site options to be presented by the architects and engineers — the possibility of some off-campus classes in a renovated Aavid Thermalloy, LLC. building in the O’Shea Industrial Park, the pos-

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completion hoped for on Tuesday. Officials at the Lucky Friday Mine, tucked into the forested mountains of the Idaho Panhandle’s Silver Valley, hope to find an open area that could have provided Marek refuge behind the cave-in. The distance to drill is 184 feet; as of early Tuesday, about 110 feet had already been penetrated. Once it’s competed, they’ll try to pump air inside.

from preceding page can-do attitude. With the ability to sooner graduate children from the young toddler classes, rooms and teachers can be shuffled so as to increase capacity for the youngest children by about 15-percent. Despite the center already having the largest capacity for infants and toddlers in the state, Ilg said there is a waiting list of parents who’d like to bring their very young children to the center. “It allows us to get more toddlers in so parents can go back to work,” she said. “That’s where the huge need is, for infant and toddler care.”

Sheila Farricy, mother of three yearold Deacon Adams, began bringing her son to the center when he was 18 months old. Thanks to the center, she was able to go back to work as a hairdresser and know her son, an only child, was becoming socialized and was learning basic skills. The bathroom skill, she noted, was saving her about $35 per week in diaper costs. Considering the changes that a couple of small toilets has made possible, Ilg marveled at how far a couple of modest grants was able to go. “A relatively small amount of money can yield so many results,” she said.

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By Holiday Mathis on you -- don’t let them down. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Forgetting someone’s name isn’t the end of the world, but it might be the end of the relationship if it’s a name you really should know. Prevent social mishaps through preparation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There is an unfulfilled wish you have held for so many years that you hardly ever think of it anymore. You will today, though. And you’ll find that it is still highly desirable in the archives of your heart. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When collaboration is what’s called for, you are a dream partner. You are playful, yet you stay on point. Others will find your input to be savvy, ethical and perceptive. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be “swimming with sharks.” Luckily, not everyone in the tank is ferocious. If you are nice and do the right thing, it will be recognized and you will be protected. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You will do something that is rare and beautiful. You will listen so actively to another person that you will forget yourself completely as you become immersed in this person’s world. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 20). You’ll see your entire lifestyle with new eyes. It’s like you went away and took in so much of the world that when you returned home you noticed things you never did before. May brings a remarkable improvement. June opens up a financial channel. Your public standing is raised in July. August heals your heart. Capricorn and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 28, 15, 38 and 4.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Someone wants to win you and is starting to get the sense that this is not so easily accomplished. You have carefully placed your emotional barriers so that only the most determined and worthy can reach your heart. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The one who takes you for granted will continue to do so for as long as you let this go on. Get creative. How can you break the cycle? Engineer a wakeup call. You’ll both benefit. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have moxie and imaginative flair. You’ll show this by delivering a special experience to someone you love. What you make happen will be a first for the other person and forever memorable because of it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Notice the informal network that’s going on behind the scenes. This is where important exchanges are happening, and you need to be a part of this. Cozy up to the movers and shakers so you can learn. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are creative by nature and rarely feel bored. You can always find something to do. You will lead with this instinct. Your persuasion will turn an event into so much more than it started out to be. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You think someone is wiser than you, but this isn’t necessarily so. Learn from the specialized knowledge this person has, and do not attribute extra qualities to him or place him on a pedestal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For many people you know, much of life is routine. That’s why the interruptions and distractions you instinctively provide keep things interesting. They depend

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 110th day of 2011. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and began spewing (by government estimates) about 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months. On this date: In 1836, Congress voted to establish the Wisconsin Territory. In 1861, Col. Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army. (Lee went on to command the Army of Northern Virginia, and eventually became general-inchief of the Confederate forces.) In 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria. In 1945, during World War II, allied forces took control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart. In 1971, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools. National Public Radio made its on-air debut with live coverage of a U.S. Senate hearing on the Vietnam War. In 1972, the manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon. In 1978, a Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crash-landed in northwestern Russia after being fired on by a Soviet interceptor after entering Soviet airspace. Two passengers were killed. In 1999, the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives. One year ago: Airplanes began taking to the skies of Europe again after five days of being grounded by a drifting volcanic ash. The Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on videos that show graphic violence against animals. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height died in Washington, D.C., at age 98. Today’s Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 91. Actor Leslie Phillips is 87. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 75. Actor George Takei is 74. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 72. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 70. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 67. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band) is 63. Actor Gregory Itzin is 63. Actress Jessica Lange is 62. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 62. Actor Clint Howard is 52. Actor Crispin Glover is 47. Actor Andy Serkis is 47. Singer Wade Hayes is 42. Actor Shemar Moore is 41. Rock musician Mikey Welsh is 40. Actress Carmen Electra is 39. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 39. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 36. Actor Joey Lawrence is 35. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 33.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS QuickBook for Small Business workshop at the Busiel Community Room at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia. 5 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Lakes Region SCORE and Northway Bank. $30 at the door. For more information call 524-3057. “Cheap Gas For Easter” event hosted by the Evangelical Baptist Church of Laconia. 4 to 6 p.m. at Gilford Mobil Mart. For two hours, the price of gas will be reduced by 25-cents per gallon, courtesy of the church. “Friend-Raiser” for Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County. 5 to 7 p.m. at Buckey’s Restaurant & Tavern in Moultonborough. Happy Hour appetizers and cash bar. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5 to 7 p.m. at Hillside Medical Park in Gilford. Tours, door prizes and refreshments. West African drummer Namory Keita performs at Lakes Region Community College. Noon to 1 p.m. All are invited. Italian dinner hosted by the Moultonborough Academy Latin Club. 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Meredith Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5 to 8 p.m. Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough. Seminar on “Paying for end of life care: an ethics overview”. 3 to 4 p.m. at Community Health & Hospice in Laconia. Support group meeting for those who are separated or divorced. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Experience compassion, sharing and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. You are welcome. Refreshments and free lending library available. For information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis only from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. (Every Wednesday) TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Lego Club meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Building and snacks for ages 6 and up. No sign-up needed. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m. Friends of the Gilford Public Library meeting. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in supporting the library is cordially invited.

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Registration for Tilton Town Wide Yard Sale Day is April 25 TILTON — Residents who wish to participate in the Town Wide Yard Sale, sponsored by the Recycle Committee, must register at the Town Hall by Monday, April 25. A $5 fee is required at the time of registration, which will go toward advertising and the cost of printing maps, which will be available on Friday, April 29. The event itself will happen from 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Immediately following the Town Wide Yard Sale will be a “Free For All” where residents — whether CALENDAR from preceding page

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 Winter Farmer’s Market in at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia. 3 to 6 p.m. Vendors offering local farm-raised meats, fresh-baked breads, organic tea, cofree, fudge, pastries, pies, cakes, fresh produce, jellies & jams, local wines, herbs, oils, plants, jewelry, wood workers, and fine art. Third Thursday of each month. Poetry lovers invited to Goss Reading Room in Lakeport (Laconia) to recite their favorite works. 6 p.m. Selections that can be recited with 10 minutes would be appropriate. Call 524-7683 for more information. Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Parade with laddies in their bonnets at the Laconia Senior Center. 10 a.m. Betty O Band will be providing entertainment. “Moby Dick! The Musical” performed at Sant Bani School Studio Theater in Sanbornton. 7 p.m. $6 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Information at 93404240 or Program on “Mountain Lions - the return of a native” at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Lakes Region Chapter of the Audubon Society. Adult volleyball at the Meredith Community Center. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $1 per person, pay at the front desk. First annual meeting of the Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTS). 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Gilford Public Library. New volunteers always wlecome. For more information call Hal or Peg Graham at 286-3506. Seminar on Fire Safety in Building Design at the Inn at Mill Falls in Meredith. Hosted by Bergeron Technical Services of North Conway. $275 registration includes breakfast and lunch. Information can be downloaded at or call 356-0022.

they participated in yard sale or not — will be allowed to put things they no longer want or need out by their curb from 2 — 6 p.m. with a “Free” sign by them. Anyone can drive around and take what they want. Any items not taken by 6 p.m. must be brought back into each residence and not left by the street. Town spring cleanup days at the transfer station begin the following Wednesday. In case of rain, the Town Wide Yard Sale and “Free for All” will be held on Sunday, May 1. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/ HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. 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. Parkinson’s Support Group meeting. 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Forestview Manor (153 Parade Road) in Meredith. For more information call 279-3121 or e-mail Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. All levels of experience welcome. Brown Bag Book Group meeting at the Meredtih Public Library. Noon to 2:30 p.m. “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier. Alfred Hitchcock’s film version shown right after discussion. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Stories, songs and crafts for toddlers 1-3. Sign-up is helpful. Brown Bag Book Discussion at the Gilford Public Library. 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Breaking Clean” by Judy Blunt. Copies available at the circulation desk. Bring a lunch and the library will supply dessert. Tales for Tails at the Gilford Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Read a story to furry friend “Brady” the Maltese. Evening Book Discussion at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Breaking Clean” by Judy Blunt. Copies available at the circulation desk.

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Gilmanton once again is asking residents to participate in the Earth Day celebration by picking up the trash on the sides of the road the weekend of April 22nd, 23rd and 24th. The special blue bags can be picked up at the Selectmen’s Office or at the recycling center.

When filled, the bags can either be taken to the recycling center or left at the side of the road to be picked up. If the bags are left on a Town road, please notify the Selectmen’s Office what road they have been left on, so we can arrange to have them picked up. If you are dropping the bags at the recycling center, please let one of the attendants know how many blue bags you are dropping off. Thank you for your help in keeping Gilmanton roadsides clean.

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Earth Day festivities to include new solar installation at New Hampton School NEW HAMPTON – To celebrate Earth Day, the New Hampton School community will continue to raise awareness about environmental causes and show its dedication to sustainability on Friday, April 22. Students will team with PAREI (Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative) to install a solar powered water heater on a school building. One year ago, the School became the first in New Hampshire to go solar when it installed a solar powered water heater on a dormitory. According to Bekka Joslin, the head of the School’s Sustainability group, the solar installation is a great opportunity for students to engage in experiential learning and also is an ideal way for New Hampton School to show its dedication to sustainability and energy efficiency. “In terms of sustainability and its impact, it’s a small step,” Joslin said. “But it’s another step in the right direction in reducing our carbon footprint and our dependence on fossil fuels.” The instillation will be ongoing throughout the day, which will be kicked off in the morning with a multimedia presentation from 1968 New Hampton graduate Rick Peyser, director of Social Advocacy for Green Mountain Coffee. After graduating from Denison University in 1972, Peyser relocated to Vermont where he worked for Garden Way in retail sales for nine years before joining Green Mountain Coffee

Roasters (GMCR) as mail order marketing director. At the time, GMCR was a company with 30 employees, a few shared computers, and $6 million in revenue. This year, GMCR reported revenue of $500 million and dedicated to its mission “to create and sustain a values-driven company that views profit as a means to achieve a higher purpose.” Peyser was named public relations director in 1995 and was instrumental in coordinating the addition of organic coffee to GMCR’s inventory. He was also a facilitator as the firm adopted Fair Trade certification, a challenging and time-consuming process, for many of its coffees. More recently as director of social advocacy and coffee community outreach, Peyser works alongside international organizations and local communities to improve conditions for struggling coffee farmers. During his tenure with GMCR, Peyser has served as president of Coffee Kids Board and of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and is a board member of Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International. He hosted Jane Goodall at an international conference in Seattle, and was hosted by her in Tanzania. His continuing Latin American volunteer efforts – embraced by GMCR – include providing marketing assistance and guidance to remote communities. For more information, visit www.

BELMONT — Saint Joseph Parish has announced its liturgical schedule for Holy Week. On Holy Thursday, April 21, morning prayer will be held at 8 a.m., midday prayer at noon, the Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., and night prayer at 9:30 p.m. On Good Friday, April 22, morning prayer will begin 8 a.m., mid-day prayer at noon, Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.,

and a Service of the Lord’s Passion and Holy Communion at 7 p.m. On Holy Saturday, April 23, morning prayer will be held at 8 a.m. and mid-day prayer at noon. A reception will follow the Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m. On Sunday, April 24, Easter liturgy will be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Easter Solemn Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 6 p.m.

TILTON — The Masons of DoricCentre Lodge #20 will hold a public breakfast and bake sale at the Masonic Building from 7 — 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23. Held on the fourth Saturday of each

month, the full breakfast will include eggs cooked to order. Cost is $6. Proceeds will benefit the various charities the Lodge supports. For more information, contact Woody Fogg at 524-8268.

LACONIA — The LHS Class of 1981 Reunion Committee is trying to locate the following classmates: Steve Blake, Donald Bolduc, Pierre Cormier, Jeff Divers, Charles Dockham, Keith Farrell, Luanne Giguere, Cheryl Goupil, Debra Helman Cox, Noel Huggins, Maria Isaacs, Joel Israel, Brooks King, Bob Morgan, Jennie Morton, George

Nesbit, Tracy Page Gagne, Stella Parent Hodgeman, Leigh Peppard Robinson, Linda Smith Ellsworth, Kevin Sullivan, Susan Wheeler, Linda Wilder Collins, and Richard Wool. Anyone who can help is asked to forward contact information to Laura Gage Duggan at 527-0699 or

Easter week liturgical schedule announced by Saint Joseph Parish

Tilton Masons to hold public breakfast and bake sale to benefit charities April 23

Laconia High School Class of 1981 Reunion Committee seeking classmates

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Dear Annie: We have lived for six years in a lovely neighborhood and have great neighbors on both sides. My wife and I travel extensively, often for months, and both neighbors, “Jim” and “John,” have keys to our house and keep an eye on things, reporting to us via e-mail even when our grown children or in-laws stop by. Last week, a police officer came to our door saying that the neighbor across the street had reported seeing Jim and his wife walking through our yard, looking at our house and in our windows. It’s possible this happened while we were traveling, but we were last away from home nine months ago. Jim and his wife have two small dogs and spend a lot of time outdoors, occasionally running through our unfenced front and back yards, with our permission. We told the policeman this, and he was bewildered why the other neighbor would make the effort to call and even take photographs of Jim looking at our house. He said he’d talk to the neighbor and defuse the situation. I called Jim the next day and told them what happened. My wife and I believe they have a right to know someone called the police to complain about them. The next morning, there was a “For Rent” sign in Jim’s yard. Were we wrong to tell Jim? It apparently created a huge problem. Should we go across the street and speak to the neighbor and explain that Jim watches our house for us? Why didn’t they come to us instead of going to the police? Should we encourage Jim to speak with the neighbor? -- Perplexed and Confused Dear Perplexed: You were not wrong to tell Jim about the complaint, although his reaction seems extreme. If you want to play mediator, go ahead, although first check to see if there

is a neighborhood mediation group. If your other neighbor did not recognize Jim, his call to the police was perfectly understandable. But you can gently explain that while you appreciate his watching out for you, you often ask Jim to keep an eye on your home when you travel. Dear Annie: I married a widower. Every time it’s our anniversary, my birthday or even Valentine’s Day, he says he didn’t have time to buy a card or a gift, telling me, “I never know what to buy you. It’s better if you buy what you want.” This isn’t true. He knows what I like. What really hurts is to hear him talk about the lovely things he bought his late wife. We come from different cultures. He doesn’t like my music, my language or my family. Every time I’ve gone back to visit, I’ve had to go alone. He makes no effort to be part of my world. Annie, is this really love? -- Lost in Times Square Dear Lost: Love isn’t measured by how many gifts or cards you receive. And plenty of spouses steer clear of the in-laws. What matters is how he treats you the other days of the year. You are the only one who can decide how important his acceptance of your culture is in the overall picture and whether his other qualities make up for these slights. Dear Annie: This is in response to the letter from “Help, Please,” the daughters-in-law who are searching for options for their aging in-laws. They should also speak to their local Department of Family Services, as they are the ones who deal with the Medicare and Medicaid payments for seniors. We had the same issues with my father-in-law. He, too, was worried about what would happen when his money ran out. The DFS people were invaluable with their help and in answering our questions. -- Been There in Wyoming

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





For Rent

HAY: Good horse feed hay, $5/bale. Call 603-986-9841.

2000 Chevy S10- 106K miles. Great condition, with winter tires & rims. $3,000 firm. 393-7249

PRIVATE Dock Space for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, $2,500/ season. 603-661-2883.

Franklin- 2-Bedroom duplex, quiet dead-end street. New windows, non-smoking. Hook-ups, $775/Month + utilities. Security/References. 603-934-7534

Kittens-4 black with black stripes. Free to good homes. Available May 2nd. Please call 528-5405 THREE cute female gerbils with 20 gallon long tank & toys. $30. Cute male gerbil with 20 gallon high tank. $20. 832-3411 YELLOW Lab- Male 1 year old. AKC $300. Call 998-3609

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

Announcement JOIN DenBraes Wednesday night 9-hole Ladies Golf League. Organizational meeting/sign-up 4/27/11 6:30 PM. Beginners Welcome. 648-2905 WOMENS Brunch -”Gods Promises to a Womans Heart” Saturday, May 7th 10am Top of the Town Restaurant. Call Betty 520-7788 $12 person, Includes buffet, speaker and gift.

Autos 1995 Dodge Ram 1500- 2-Wheel Drive, Good Condition, 110K Miles, A/C, good tires. $2,000/OBO. 556-7578

2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. Black 5 speed, loaded. $9,500 OBO. Call Scott at 603-369-0494 2001 Saab 9-5: New Turbo, tires, battery and rear brakes. 138k, $4,600/b.o. Call 509-7521 2006 Suzuki Forenza- 4-cylinder, 56K miles, new brakes, $3,900 603-528-0045 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

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

BOATS BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311. LAKE Winnisquam docks for rent 524-6662.

KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm Log on to: ID#5134, for 200 photos Massive Country Discovery Auction, artwork, glass, china, egg beater collection, hundreds of books, many NH,furniture, Original Maytag wringer washer in MINT condition, 1950s Zenith TV, 100 box lots, linens, Laconia bottles & more!

Auction Held at 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. • 603-286-2028 Lic # 2975, buyers premium, subject to reserves, errors, omissions & Auctioneer’s terms. Catered by Bev.

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

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

For Rent APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. Belmont House- 310 Province Rd. Available 5/1. Small 2-bedroom. $900/Month. Security $500. Pay your own utilities. 524-7251 or 524-7599 Belmont: 1BR, economical gas heat, quietcountry setting, $595/month +utilities, security and references. 455-5848. CUTE 1-bedroom and studio. re modeled apartment in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $560-$620/Month. No pets. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733

FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Attic Storage. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471. FRANKLIN: 2BR Mobile home for rent, $700 plus utilities, Security deposit required, no dogs. 279-5846. Gilford-3 bedroom. $1,000/Month. All utilities included. Available May 1st. No dogs/cats. Seen by appt. 528-5540

GILFORD: 1BR apartment over country store. $800/month, everything included. Contact Sara, Monday-Friday, 6am- 2pm for appointment, 293-8400, or leave message after 2pm at 455-0461. GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $150/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or 832-3334. GLENDALE: Cottage for Rent, near docks, 2 room camp, now through September, no dogs. $500/month. (401)741-4837.

For Rent

For Rent

GORGEOUS 1-Bedroom condo in Laconia. 1st floor, hardwood floors, open-concept, new appliances. $1,100/Month includes, heat/hot water, cable, Internet, washer/dryer, fitness room access. Not smoking/No pets. 630-8171

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


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

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

Equal Housing Opportunity Agent and Employer. Laconia 1 Bedroom. $650/Month Includes heat & hot water. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA 1-Bedroom - Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353

LACONIA- Large 1 Bedroom apartment. Newly paiinted, hardwood floors, new appliances. $175/Week + security. Utilities not included. Call 524-1349 Pat LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. FREE WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 Laconia- Opechee Garden Apts. $750/month. Indoor Cat OK. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA- Spacious 1 Bedroom 1st floor apartment in great neighborhood. Large yard, parking, washer/dryer hookups. $685/Month + utilities. 524-2453 LACONIA- SPACIOUS 1-bedroom apartment, walking distance to LRGH. Heat/Hot Water, Washer/dryer hook-up, Private parking. NO SMOKERS/PETS. References/Security deposit. $725/month. 279-1080 leave message.

Laconia 2 Bedroom. Small House near Laconia High School. $950/Month. Call Craig 238-8034

LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419

LACONIA 2-Bedroom first floor apartment. $875/Month, utilities not included. No pets, security deposit and references. 520-5171

LACONIA: Small 2-Bedroom, $170/week, includes heat and hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665.

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

LACONIA: Weirs Blvd, 2BR, 2-bath, newly renovated condo, year-round. Balcony, pool. No smoking/pets, refs/dep required. $900/month. 366-4341.

LACONIA HOUSE BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF LAKE WINNISQUAM, ACROSS FROM ASSOCIATION BEACH 3BR, 2BA - 295 Shore Drive. Tennis courts, 2 car attached garage, fireplace, $1,600 per month. 477-3174 Laconia Large 2-bedroom on quiet dead-end street near Paugus Bay. $950/Month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No-pets. LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $895/month. 603-630-4153. Laconia- 2 bedroom 1st floor, off street parking, coin-op laundry, dishwasher. $850/Month. includes heat/hot water. No dogs/No Smoking. References/Security required. 387-4885.

LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. Laconia: 1-Bedroom apt. 3rd floor. Off-street parking for one. Rent $580/monthly or $135/weekly. Also 2-room apartment on 2nd, $560/Month or $130/Week. Both include utilities. Security 2-weeks rent. 934-7358. LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $185/week. 4-week security deposit & 1st week in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets/No smoking. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428.

Relax This Spring With Affordable Housing

Add your name to our waiting list PRINCE HAVEN or HILLSIDE APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth/Meredith, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at

40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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For Rent

For Rent-Commercial

LACONIA: 1-3 Bedrooms starting at $160/Week. Most include Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510.

Laconia-O!Shea Industrial Park

LAKEPORT- Bright sunny 2-bedroom with views of Lake Opechee. Includes washer/dryer, 2-car parking, landscaping & snow removal. $190/Week + 4-week security deposit. 1st week in advance. References & credit check a must. No dogs/No smoking. Leave message for Bob 781-283-0783


Close to town. 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath with whirlpool soaking tub, modern kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace with heat retention bricks, new furnace, 2-car garage, 1.5 acres. Includes yard maintenance.

Ann 279-6173 MEREDITH 1-2 bedroom apartments & mobile homes. $650-$800/ month + utilities. No pets. 279-5846 MEREDITH- In-Town apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH: 3 bedroom mobile home, $800 plus utilities, security, no dogs, 279-5846. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.


Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, large apartment on 1st floor with separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement, $215/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: Furnished Room for Rent in the country, cable/internet, washer/dryer included. $125/week. No smokers. 934-3345. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. TILTON- DOWNTOWN. Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150 weekly, includes all. 286-4391. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

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

For Rent-Commercial Meredith- Professional office or studio space. Second floor, 3 rooms incl kitchen and half bath, great space, large closets, heated, non-smoking. $625 per month. Cell 781-862-0123 or 279-7887 Office/Retail space available. 1,700 square feet first floor renovated space located 43 Gilford East Drive, Gilford, NH. Rent includes heat and electricity. $1,500/Month. First two months

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

FHA Heat/AC 3 Phase Power

For Sale


TOOLS/EQUIPMENT- System I aluminum truck rack w/tiedowns for small extended cab pick-up. Asking $495, like new. Husqvarna 5500 watt generator on wheels. Like new. $1,000. Lawn Mower Troy Built w/bagger good cond. $75, Car Floor Jack 2 1/2 ton new $75, Senco Nail Air Gun for roofing, new $100, 10” Makita compound miter chop saw w/carbide blades $125, 14" Makita miter chop saw w/carbide blade cast iron and aluminum frame $125. 603-387-7100

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

72 Primrose Drive, Laconia




For Sale

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


CASH for old guns & ammo, hunting knives, military. 528-0247

Farmers Sink, cast iron, circa 1900 44X22, high back $300 firm as is, or $700 refinished any color. 455-9846 FIREWOOD-Campwood-Bundles to 1/2 cords. $4-up. Dry, Green in between. Self-serve, easy drive up. 18 Arlene Drive, Belmont 1 mile up Union Rd. from Piches on Left. Gray shed is it! Deliveries too! 998-7337. Also: Dirt cheap lawn mowing, painting, hauling and related. (Free tree removal). Hay for sale. Horse and cow hay and mulch hay. $4/Bale. Sanborton, NH. Call 603-286-4844 or 603-630-8642. Jet 14 inch woodworking bandsaw, extra blades $250. Metal working bandsaw, extra blades $160. Antique oak mirror $35. Scott full suspension disc brake mountain bike, new $1.200. Sharp 32 inch flatscreen TV, $200. 527-1313 RIMS: 17”, 5-Lug, universal, $300; 14” 4-Lug, Tri-star, $100; Box with (2) 12” HiFonics speakers, brand new, $150. Call 509-7521. SNAP-ON sandblast cabinet. Model YA3825 Mint Condition, best reasonable offer. I am also seeking Governer/parts for 742B Bobcat with Mitsubishi engine). 387-4328 Leave Message Soft Tub 220 Hot Tub. Moving, need to sell. Like new, December 2010 purchase. 4 person hot tub, incuding extras; Cover, 2 wood surrounds, hand rail and more. Portable, leave out year-round! $2,000/OBO. 603-361-6733 TWO Wood Stoves for sale,

Full-Time Position

KIDWORKS Learning Center Nowper accepting applications forpor Preschool Teacher. Seeking en-Ma con thusiastic, energetic teacher forfor high quality Early Learning Cen-erie ter. Full Time Position/benefits.boa Must have 12 ECE Credits. Callvar son 279-6633 or fax resume toMa 677-1009 EOE mo

MAINTENANCE POSITION at Channel Marine, Weirs Beach. yard work, painting, some carpentry, boat cleaning, facility maintenance, work independently, forward application to or 366-4801 X206 voice mail.

per MARINA POSITION OPENING,wa support for fuel service, retailadm store and boat rental program beginning early May through Oct 10,Pa weekdays in May, June, Sept,be Oct, all days July/Aug, excellent(M customer service/sales skills,(6/ Ba computer skills, & boating Knowl-Se edge & experience. Forward ap-hel plication and resume toend Ca

Immediate opening for LNA and PCA. Call 528-5020 or fax resume to 528-0352.

Doten's Lawn & Landscape is currently interviewing to fill a full time seasonal position for our landscape maintenance crew. Please send your contact information and resume to: Must have flexible work schedule and valid NH drivers license.

BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001

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

Help Wanted BAKING Assistant: Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant is looking for a bakery assistant. Baking experience is a must. Please apply within at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant.


BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773

CRAFTSMAN 12-inch band saw. $200 Pro-form treadmill $200. 10-inch table saw $75. Oak dining room set $1,200. Sleep sofa $150. 527-0547

Help Wanted

JCS is expanding for the second time due to record production. WeMA PO are looking for self-motivated indi-sup viduals with great attitude. No ex-sal perience required. This is aclu tive year-round appointment schedulmg ing position. We are the leadingtom marketing company in the boom-ski ing vacation marketing industry.& w Average pay $19-$25 per hour,is a 401K available after 60 days often tion employment. For interview, calladm 603-581-2450


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

Classic Ethan Allen curio cabinet. 72 in. high, 12.5 in. wide, 12 in. deep. Antique yellow glass on 3 sides, 3 shelves, drawer on bottom, inside light. Excellend condition $395. 279-6515

Help Wanted

Office desk cherry wood with high back chair. Good condition. $235. 393-0275 after 1:00 PM PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Prestigious Lakes Region HVAC Company is seeking full–time service technician. Candidate must have NATE certification, EPA and NH Gas Licenses. Minimum 5yrs commercial and residential experience in service of control systems, geothermal systems, radiant systems, gas and oil heating. Clean driving record. Apply in person at Lakes Region Heating & AC or via email at Lakes Region HVAC is an EEO employer.

Bookkeeper This part-time position requires strong bookkeeping skills, computer knowledge, and attention to detail. Experience with automated billing systems and reconciliations preferred as well as flexibility and willingness to handle additional duties throughout the office as needed. Afternoon availability is a must. Competitive wages and benefit package available for the right candidate. Qualified applicants should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:

Attn: Amy Ogden Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC P.O. Box 575 Laconia, NH 03247

GARDENER FOR LANDSCAPE CO. Monday-Friday Plant knowledge required, responsible for ommercial/ residential property maintenance. 253-7111


PART TIME HELP WANTED Days-Nights-Weekends Available

CNC Mill Operators

Familiar with FADAL - Haas - Anilam Centroid Helpful






D& Sa Ma

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

• Paramedic- Per Diem. Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic; EMS Provider license; 1 year pre-hospital care (EMT-I or higher) • HR Assistant- Part-time. Duties include assisting with hiring, employee orientation, employee relations, employee functions, etc. Will perform administrative and clerical duties in a fast paced environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, attention to detail, excellent communication skills as well as problem solving capabilities required. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Schedule includes Monday-Friday, four hours daily. • RN- Full-Time. ACLS/PALS/BLS and some acute care experience and critical care experience preferred. Must take rotating call. Positive attitude, team player, computer skills and critical thinking skills required. • RN- Per Diem. Must have OB experience. • RN- Full-time. Rotating 12 hr shifts, Labor experience, ACLS, NRP, Fetal monitoring. • Medical Assistant- FTE 0.7. Certification as a Medical Assistant is required. Applicant must be computer literate and have strong reading, writing, communication and analytical skills. Every other wknd coverage. • Office Assistant- Full-time. Medical Office experience preferred. Answer phone calls and perform all clerical duties. Ability to be a Team Player. Available to work weekends. • Physical Therapist- Per Diem. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. Previous inpatient experience preferred. Current NH PT license and CPR certification required. Looking for weekend and weekday coverage. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121


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Help Wanted


ARINA SALES SUPPORT OSITION OPENING, important pport role for customers, & les/finance departments. Inudes all aspects of administrae support, sales, and web site gmt/maintenance. Excellent cusmer service skills & computer ills required. Boating knowledge website experience a plus. This a seasonal position with the pontial to grow into a full time posin. Send application/resume to:

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

EW POSITION OPEN for an exrienced boating person to suprt the sales team at Channel arine. The duties will include nducting boat demonstrations r prospective buyers, boat delives and training for purchased ats, web site maintenance, and rious other duties. This is a seanal position beginning in early ay through the summer onths. The position requires cellent boating skills, interrsonal and computer skills. Forard application and resume to:

aradise Beach Club, Weirs each now hiring: Seasonal May-October) and Bike Week /11-6/19). Experienced only: artenders, Servers, Cooks and ecurity Personnel. Seasonal lp must be available ALL Weekd Evenings (Friday & Saturday). all 366-2665 #3

SUBWAY Now hiring day & evening positions, full or part time

BRIGHT CUTE Mobile Home in Interlakes Mobile park. Close to schools & shopping. $19,000. 603-455-3659

Motorcycles 1982 Suzuki 550 Kitana: Runs & gos $1,000; 82 Yamaha 750. Runs, needs work. $450. Call 528-6096. 1990 Harley Davidson Super Glide. 25,500 miles, new tires, $6,500 or best offer. 267-6218 2000Harley Davidson DYNA-Conv ertible, carb, 88 cu. In., forward controls, touring seats. Excellent condition. 6,300 miles $7,000. 524-4866. 2002 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883: Excellent condition, blue, 12K miles, $4,000/B.O., or 630-8317 for more information. 2003 Kawasaki ZR 750- 700 original miles. Showroom condition. $3,000. firm. 393-7249 2006 Polaris 90 Sportsman 4-wheeler. Good Condition. $1,200. Please call 528-5405 2006 Ridley Auto Glide TT- Automatic, pink & white. 750 CC, 3,000 miles $9,500. 455-9096 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883L: Excellent condition, white, 415 miles. $5,500/b.o. or 603-520-6190 for more info.


CASH Paid For Old Motorcycles! Need not run. Call Greg at 520-0156.

Local sitework contractor seeks experienced Tri- axle dump truck driver. Please Call





n private trout pond. FFF certied casting instructor. Gift cert. ailable. (603)356-6240. ww.mountainviewflyfishing.c m

Attractive Landscapes

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

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


Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521.

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

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


LAWNCARE cleanup, light hauling, Masonry.832-8586 M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607 MASONRY: Custom stonework, brick/block, patios, fireplaces, repairs/repointing. 726-8679, Paul. Professional Cleaning ServicesResidential-Commercial. Reasonable rates. References. Call Meagan at 455-1415 Simply Decks and More. Free estimates. Fully Insured. No job too big. Call Steve. 603-393-8503.

Buy • Sell • Trade

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

Real Estate

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


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


826 Central St. Franklin


Classic cottage on waterfront in Gilford. Family Friendly Association. Something for everyone here. Year-round potential. 527-8836

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

TAX PREPARATION Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail CALL THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, water damage/drywall repairs. 455-6296.

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

Yard Sale LACONIA– Estate Sale. Saturday, April 23rd, 9 – 2. Rowell Street No Early Birds Please MOVING Sale: Many antiques, furniture, tools, tack & much more! 48 Rogers Road, Belmont. Sat. 4/16 thru Sun, 4/28, 9am-4pm. NEW Hampton: 28 Hillside Drive, Saturday, 4/23, 7am-3pm. Rain or shine. Books, furniture, Christmas, children!s books, many household items. Follow arrows from Route 104.

Harry Potter fans to converge on Laconia for ‘Aeternitas’ conference April 28 — May 1

LACONIA — The Massachusetts-based Harry Potter group HP-MA will hold a fan conference entitled “Aeternitas 2011” at the Margate Resort from April 28 to May 1. The three day conference will focus on all things Potter, from academic programming and wizard rock shows to a fashion show and formal ball. All proceeds will be donated to two charitable organizations — the Harry Potter Alliance and the Lung Cancer Alliance. With a theme of “Magic is Forever,” the conference will include academic programming such as panels, discussions, workshops, and Hogwarts-style classes. Additional activities will include Quidditch games, two wizard rock shows, a cosplay fashion show, a ball, and a farewell brunch. A keynote luncheon will be held on Friday, April 29 with authors Leanna Renee Hieber and Violet Haberdasher, who will discuss their personal journeys from fandom to fiction. New York City’s Epic Win Burlesque troupe will perform a Harry Potter-themed burlesque show written exclusively for Aeternitas on Friday night, and there will be an excursion to the Castle in the Clouds on Saturday, April 30. The cost of registration for “Aeternitas 2011” is $120 per person. There will be additional fees for the Keynote Luncheon, the Epic Win Burlesque performance, and the Castle in the Clouds excursion. To register, visit

Rehabilitation of US 3 Bypass/NH Route 11 bridge over NH 11A subject of public officials/informational meeting on April 27 GILFORD — The NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has announced a combined Public Officials/Informational Meeting to discuss the bridge rehabilitation and deck replacement of the US Route 3 Bypass/NH Route 11 bridge over NH Route 11A. The project will be discussed at the regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. The rehabilitation and deck replacement project anticipates using “rapid bridge construction” techniques that will have short-term, yet significant, impacts to traffic patterns. Plans for the project will be on display beginning at 6:30 p.m. for interested persons. The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the proposed project, and to solicit public input in order to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment. This project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination. Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability should contact Charles R. Schmidt, Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, at (800) 735-2964. Notification of the need for assistance must be made no later than April 20.

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Big lake is at 39-degrees; Marine Patrol warns of danger

GILFORD — Whether you’re one of the many salmon fishermen eager for a taut line or a paddler looking for the next challenging class of white water, the eagerness citizens and visitors share is apparent. The Marine Patrol’s message to all waterborne sports enthusiasts though is the same, wear a life jacket! Lake Winnipesaukee, the state’s largest lake is at approximately 39 degrees, giving someone as little as 15 minutes before they succumb to exhaustion or unconsciousness. “These frigid water temperatures are fairly consistent across the state with sections of ice still present on many of them,” says Sergeant Joshua Dirth of the New Hampshire Marine Patrol. As if the typical spring high water and increased currents are not treacherous enough, cold water immersion is possibly the most dangerous culprit. This causes a person to lose body heat 25 times faster then cold air alone. Mario Vittone, a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer states “It is impossible to die from hypothermia in cold water unless you are wearing an approved floatation device, because without floatation – you won’t live long enough to become hypothermic, you will most assuredly drown (Wilson, “Life Jackets).” The well documented, 1-10-1 Principle, developed by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht breaks cold water immersion into three categories; Cold Shock, Cold Incapacitation and Hypothermia. 1 – Cold Shock: Hyperventilation and gasping for air can cause breathing to accelerate as much as 1000% more then normal. All efforts must be made not to panic and keeping your airway clear as drowning can result. After see next page

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from preceding page approximately one minute the cold shock will pass. 10 – Cold Incapacitation: Over the next 10 minutes fine and gross motor skills including the ability to swim will rapidly deteriorate. A person should make every effort to rescue themselves, if this is not feasible then attempts to get as much of their body out of the water as possible, keeping their airway clear to await rescue. 1 – Hypothermia: After about an hour the body will continue to cool and may lead to hypothermia. This exists when the body temperature drops below 95 degrees and can be exacerbated by exposure to both water and air temperatures. Hypothermic symptoms manifest themselves in many ways from confusion to unconsciousness that may lead to death.

Should you enter the water keep as much of your clothing on as possible, this will help trap heat and air pockets will help keep you afloat. Avoid excess movement, this reduces energy and expedites the loss of body heat. If you can not get your body out of the water, attempt to achieve the HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Posture) position by bringing your knees to your chest; this helps to retain heat around the groin, head/neck and ribcage/armpits. If you are in the water with other people, huddle together with your arms around their shoulders (Boat New Hampshire). Officers of the N.H. Marine Patrol are required to wear a life jacket whenever underway. “It becomes a part of your uniform and provides piece of mind like buckling your seatbelt. It just would not feel right putting the boat in gear without having it on” says Ser-

geant Dirth of the policy that has been in effect since the 1980’s for night officers and 2001 for everyone.

2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide FLHX ®


$22,879 Value

with PowerPak™ & Cruise Control Option (Twin Cam 103”, ABS and Security)

Tickets: $10 each or 3 for $20 You do not need to be present to win.

Drawing: June 19, 2011

at Laconia Rotary Club booth Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach, NH at 4:20pm Sponsored in part by

Color: Merlot Sunglo • All proceeds raised will go towards Laconia Rotary Club Charities in the local community. To view charities, see reverse side. • ALL PROCEEDS RAISED WILL GO TOWARDS LACONIA ROTARY CLUB CHARITIES IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. To purchase your ticket, simply fill out this entry form and mail it, along with a check (payable to Laconia Rotary Club) to: Laconia Rotary P.O. Box 503 Laconia, NH 03247 or purchase online at:

Name: _______________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Phone: (______) ______________________ Email: _______________________________________________

I would like _________ tickets. Amount enclosed is $__________

($10 each or 3 for $20)

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GULF from page 4 the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Exxon Valdez. But BP’s disaster was a “seminal moment ... seared on the American imagination forever,” Brinkley said. The BP gusher, caught by the “spillcams” a mile under the sea and delivered nightly to American living rooms, made oil, and its nasty nature, very real. “It was a huge wakeup call for other treasured landscapes not to become a Gulf of Mexico,” Brinkley said. “So the true historical impact may be in places like arctic Alaska, the Chesapeake, offshore Washington, places that have been contemplating offshore drilling.” Added Priest: “It made oil visible to Americans. We know we consume oil. In our subconscious, we know that is what fuels our economy and our society. But we never see it.” For 85 days — from the time the Macondo well began leaking until it was finally capped after a series of failed attempts — Americans got a crash course in deep-water drilling: They learned about blowout preventers, well casings, top kills and top hats, toolpushers and the difference between an oil platform and an oil rig. They learned about where oil comes from and how toxic, or relatively benign, it can be. In that time, 206 million gallons of oil — 19 times more than the Exxon Valdez spilled, or enough to fill threequarters of the Empire State Building — spewed from the well. In response, the nation commandeered the largest offshore fleet of vessels since D-Day, and BP spent billions of dollars to clean up the mess and save itself from collapse. The blast also killed 11 rig workers, including Gordon Jones, an engineer killed when the rig exploded. Jones left behind a 2-year-old son and a baby he never met. “I know other people have experienced losses like this. The difference I guess is that we’re reliving it essentially every day,” said Jones’ brother, Chris. “I don’t think I’ve picked up the newspaper in the last year where there hasn’t been an article about one part of this disaster.”

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