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2 men admit guilt for Alton robbery of store clerk

LACONIA — Two of the men who robbed a store clerk of a night deposit at the TD Bank in Alton in December of 2012 have been sentenced to the N.H. State Prison. Scott Prior, 25, of Alton pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of being an accomplice to theft. After appearing before Belknap County Superior Court Judge James O’Neill III Tuessee GUILTY page 11


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Principal looks to create freshman ‘house’ within LHS BY GAIL OBER


LACONIA — Administrators at the high school have proposed creating a freshman “house” to help eighth graders make the transition from middle school to high school. They made their proposal to the School Board Tuesday night. The purpose of the “house” said High School Principal Jim McCollum would be giving the freshman group of students a specific place and specific teachers to help ease the move up to grades 9-12.

He said he would need a year to prepare for the change for the freshmen, meaning the program would begin in 2014-2015. He told the board he would like to extend the program to sophomores during the following school year or 2015-2016. McCollum, who is the former principal at the middle school, explained Tuesday that middle school is very structured — sixth graders are largely confined to one floor, seventh graders to a different floor and eighth graders on yet another. The high school, he said, is much more free-

form and some students find the transition between the two — especially in the freshman and sophomore years — to be difficult. “This will give a space they can call their own,” said McCollum, noting all eighth graders will go through a career and academic assessment through the guidance department to see what classes are appropriate. He also said teachers and guidance counselors for those grade levels will better coordinate with each other to provide a sense of continuity between individual classes. see LHS page 9

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at Church Landing, where Henry Lipman, senior vice-president, reported that the corporation posted its strongest earnings in four years. For the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, operating revenues reached $208.8 million, with net patient service revenue of $196.8 million representing 94-percent of the total. Operating expenses, including nearly $10 million NEW FRAMES NOW IN FOR in depreciation and amortizaMOTORCYCLE RIDERS! tion and $6 million in Medicaid 527-1100 Belknap Mall Enhancement Tax (MET) pay-

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Private prison for N.H. idea declared dead

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire officials have decided against building a private prison to house state inmates after a consultant’s report raised serious security concerns about the arrangement and questioned whether proposals from four private companies addressed the state’s needs. The state sought proposals, specifically for the construction and private operation of a men’s prison, a women’s prison and a “hybrid” prison that would house both men and women on the same campus. MGT of America, based in Tallahassee, Fla., was hired in July to evaluate the four proposals. In a report released Wednesday, MGT said all of the proposals raise “significant issues” about compliance with the design, construction and operation requirements outlined by the state. “It was determined that the private vendors’ proposed prices may be understated, as those prices did not account for all the (stipulated) requirements,” the report states. “This fact therefore made it impossible to conduct an accurate apples-tosee PRISON page 11

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N. Korea warns its military is cleared for nuclear attack SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ratcheting up the rhetoric, North Korea warned early Thursday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack on the U.S. using “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear” weapons. The Pentagon, meanwhile, said in Washington that it will deploy a missile defense system to the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam to strengthen regional protection against a possible attack from North Korea. The defense secretary said the U.S. was seeking to defuse the situation.

Despite the rhetoric, analysts say they do not expect a nuclear attack by North Korea, which knows the move could trigger a destructive, suicidal war that no one in the region wants. The strident warning from Pyongyang is latest in a series of escalating threats from North Korea, which has railed for weeks against joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises taking place in South Korea and has expressed anger over tightened sanctions for a February nuclear test. Following through on one threat Wednes-

day, North Korean border authorities refused to allow entry to South Koreans who manage jointly run factories in the North Korean city of Kaesong. Washington calls the military drills, which this time have incorporated fighter jets and nuclear-capable stealth bombers, routine annual exercises between the allies. Pyongyang calls them rehearsals for a northward invasion. The foes fought on opposite sides of the three-year Korean War, which ended in a see NORTH KOREA page 6

Rutgers fires basketball coach after tapes of abuse & taunts made public

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Once the video went viral, Mike Rice’s coaching days at Rutgers were over. Now the question is whether anyone else will lose their jobs — including the athletic director who in December suspended and fined Rice for the abusive behavior, and the university president who signed off on it. Rice was fired Wednesday, one day after a video surfaced of him hitting, shoving and berating his players with anti-gay slurs. The taunts were especially troubling

behavior at Rutgers, where freshman student Tyler Clementi killed himself in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him kissing another man in his dorm. It also came at an especially embarrassing time for the NCAA, with the country focused on the Final Four basketball tournament this weekend. Rice, in his third season with the Scarlet Knights, apologized outside his home in Little Silver, N.J. “I’ve let so many people down: my players,

my administration, Rutgers University, the fans, my family, who’s sitting in their house just huddled around because of the fact their father was an embarrassment to them,” he said. “I want to tell everybody who’s believed in me that I’m deeply sorry for the pain and hardship that I’ve caused.” Athletic Director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the tape by a former employee in November and, after an independent investigator was hired to review it, Rice see COACH page 9

Drug busting West Virginia sheriff fatally shot; deputy wounds suspect

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Cyprus: is this such a bad thing? “Government is theft.” The old libertarian battle cry came to mind when the news hit, two weeks ago, that Cyprus was about to confiscate 7 percent of all the insured deposits in the island’s two biggest banks. Nicosia also planned to siphon off 10 percent of uninsured deposits, those above 100,000 euros ($130,000), and use that cash as well to finance Cyprus’ share of a eurozone bailout. The reaction was so scalding that the regime had to back off raiding insured deposits. The little people of Cyprus were spared. Not so the big depositors, among whom are Cypriot entrepreneurs and thousands of Russians. Their 10 percent “haircut” has now become an amputation. Large depositors in the Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest, face confiscation of 60 percent of their capital. In Laika, the No. 2 bank, which is to be euthanized, the large depositors face losses of up to 80 percent. All of Laika’s bondholders will be wiped out, and all employees let go. When the Cypriot banks opened again on March 28, capital controls had been imposed. Only 300 euros may be withdrawn daily from a bank. Folks leaving Cyprus may take only 1,000 euros. What has this crisis to do with us? More than we might imagine. Last week, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch chairman of the eurozone’s finance ministers, let the cat out of the bag. The bail-in of big depositors and bondholders, who are being forced to eat a huge slice of the Cypriot bailout, may serve as a model for future bailouts. The hot money that came into Cyprus, said Dijsselbloem, either to be laundered or hidden from taxes, or to seek a higher rate of return, was wagered money. And when bets go bad, government is not obligated to made the gamblers whole again. The former eurozone policy of protecting senior bondholders and uninsured depositors, said the Dutch conservative, is history. If money comes from Northern Europe to bail out the Club Med, Club Med bank bondholders and big depositors will be “bailed in.” Translation: Uninsured savings in Spain, Italy and Slovenia may be raided and bondholders liquidated to bail out their troubled banks. To Malta, Luxembourg, Latvia and other banking centers, the handwriting is on the wall: What happened in Cyprus could happen here. So great was the shock from Dijsselbloem’s remarks, by day’s end he was backtracking, declaring Cyprus was not a template but a “specific case” with unique circumstances. None too soon. For as Barclay’s bank noted, “The decision to bail in senior bank debt and large depositors will likely have a price impact on equity and credit instruments of

those euro area banks that are perceived as the weakest.” Barclay’s was saying that bondholders and big depositors in banks of other troubled eurozone countries may take a second look at where they have stashed their cash and whether their assets may be subject to sudden confiscation. And the monied class may decide, in the wake of the Cyprus slaughter, that security of principal is preferable to a higher rate of return in a risky institution. When capital controls are lifted in Cyprus, why would any depositor, who had been scorched in the inferno, risk leaving any major deposit in a Cypriot bank? Nicosia’s days as a banking center, where total bank deposits exceeded seven times its gross domestic product, are over. And facing a dramatic contraction in their economy, what do Cypriots do now? The effect across Europe is likely to be a gradual selloff of bonds in Italian and Spanish banks and transfers of cash out of these banks into U.S. and European banks where the interest rate offered may be lower but the principal is more secure. Nor is this an unhealthy development. If taxpayers in Northern Europe have to rescue mismanaged Club Med banks, why should not bank bondholders be wiped out, just as they were at Lehman Brothers? And ought not uninsured depositors who stuffed cash into these banks to get higher rates of return or evade taxes or launder dirty money get burned as well? From Asia to Europe, people concerned about the safety of their money are looking at Cyprus, with many surely saying, “There, but for the grace of God, go I!” And they likely hear in the anguished cries of Russian, British and Cypriot depositors, who got no warning and failed to get out in time, a fire bell in the night for themselves. If this persuades depositors to seek security first for their income, pensions and savings, and to transfer funds out of risky banks into more solid institutions, is that such a bad thing? If Kipling’s Gods of the Copybook Headings, who arrived on Cyprus in March with their terrible swift sword, are back in charge, is this not better than having Western taxpayers forever securing the deposits and investments of the rich and feckless? Those Russian depositors wiped out in the Cyprus slaughter may not have died in vain. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. He won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 1996.)

LETTERS The people are speaking & most don’t want pay-as-you-throw To the editor, The people are speaking. The response to the City Council asking the public to weigh in and make their preference known as to Option 3 (mandatory recycling), and Option 4 (pay-as-you-throw) has been outstanding. Following the council meeting of Monday, March 11, and an appeal by councilors at that meeting and again in The Daily Sun by this councilor with phone numbers and e-mail address, there has been a steady flow of phone calls, e-mails, and personal contact with the people. As of Tuesday, April 2nd, this councilor has personally received 42 NO PAYT with only 9 in favor of PAYT. Option 3 is the overwhelming choice. We are talking over 70 percent against PAYT. Along with their choices there have been many suggestions for solutions that will help implement any plan. This number or percentage has also been reflected with other councilors, as well as with the mayor who has

conceded it is running 70-30. To say the council is leaning to favoring PAYT may not be entirely true and the public shouldn’t give up and think it is a done deal. We are listening to you. Keep sending your wishes to e-mail at City Hall, citycouncil@city.laconia. . They all get distributed to all the councilors and mayor. Once again if you want to call your councilor or any councilor, the numbers are: Brenda Baer, 524-6349; Ava Doyle 393-6533; Matt Lahey 524-4283; Henry Lipman 528-0191; Bob Hamel 524-6360; Armand Bolduc 524-2514; and Mayor Seymour 524-6552. There is a special meeting on Wednesday, April 24th at 7 p.m. of the council, open to all, and at that time there will be a vote on which option the city will use. Your voices are being heard and we work for you, so let us know what you want. Councilor Brenda Baer Ward 4 - Laconia

Like to see indictments for war profiteering but that’s not illegal To the editor, In his recent letter to The Sun, my friend Steve Earle brought up an excellent point: he asks why, if I think that Bush and Co. should be in jail for “waging aggressive war,” did I not mention the Democrats who are at the very least morally culpable because they endorsed the Iraq War? Steve asks an excellent question and I will try to answer it. First, if I had made a list of everyone responsible for this war, my letter would have been much too long. Contrary to what Steve says, there WERE members of Congress who voted against supporting Bush’s war. I can agree with Steve, however, that those who did support it probably had a pretty good idea of what they were doing. Second, while the members of Congress are certainly guilty in a moral sense, it might be hard to try them in a court of law since it is the Executive

Branch that wages war and the Congressional endorsement and support for the Iraq war never reached the level of a Congressional Declaration of War. I am certainly not a prosecutor but prosecutors generally like to prosecute cases where there is at least a chance of winning. In America, we cannot convict people of crimes unless it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that they have broken a LAW. We are a nation of laws and you can do something totally despicable that is still completely legal! To be honest, I would much rather see Dick Cheney and a number of other individuals and corporations indicted for “war profiteering.” Unfortunately, this does not seem to be a crime in the United States or at least one that people take very seriously. Perhaps it should be. E. Scott Cracraft Giliford

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To the editor, Barbara McElroy’s letter of April 3rd claims that the U. S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United resulted in “corporate interests taking precedence over the interests of the public” and not only “threatens both public health and our democracy”, but “is the biggest threat yet to the well being of our citizens”. She spends much of her time bashing corporations for promoting the sale and use of “unsafe and often dangerous products”, which she claims is directly related to the decision which allows corporations to unduly influence politicians. Citizens United is a decision based upon the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It confirms a precedent of 35 years ago that the inherent worth of speech to inform the public does not depend on the identity of the speaker, whether corporation, union, association or individual. Under Citizens United, unions have the same First Amendment rights to fund their political speech as do corporations and individuals. Does Ms. McElroy object to unions using their member dues to lobby politicians and influence legislation, or is her disdain limited to corporations because she does not like the content of their political speech? The foundation of the First Amendment is that it protects and promotes the free exchange of ideas regardless of source and however personally disagreeable one may find the content of the speech.

To the editor, Before I get into the real reason for this letter, a big thanks to The Laconia Daily Sun for reviewing my radio program podcast where the mayor and three councilors took the time (2 hours) to address pay-as-you-throw for our rubbish pickup. There are folks who are still wrestling with what is the best way for their dollars to be used. There are Laconia taxpayers who see this as a major policy change and want to feel secure that they fully understand the plan. The Laconia Post Office and the Senior Center, across the street, are two stops where I can certainly get the “pulse of the city”. Usually it is a pleasant experience. Yesterday one fellow (known him for many decades) decided to give me his feelings re: my strong support of Parents Choice in Education, an alternative to the government schools. He does not want his

Ms. McElroy claims that health and safety standards such as asbestos and lead paint bans, vehicle safety standards, tobacco warning labels along with food and pharmaceutical safety “would not have occurred in the presence of” Citizens United. Really! What then is the role of the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency? These federal agencies and others issue regulations concerning health and safety of the public, and I fail to see how the decision in Citizens United prevents or hinders their respective authority. It should be noted that not all forms of commercial speech have full First Amendment protection. The ability of corporations to use commercial speech or advertising has traditionally been regulated by government for truth and accuracy. This is one of main responsibilities of The Federal Trade Commission. Ms. McElroy’s promotion of a Constitutional Amendment to re-establish the ability of government to regulate campaign spending is misguided. She should use her First Amendment rights to individually or collectively advocate her position on public issues rather than seek to diminish another’s Constitutional right of free speech. As Voltaire is quoted as saying: “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it”. Richard R. Gerken Meredith

I know Bev Buker to be a very caring & compassionate person To the editor, I normally don’t get into the war of words and personalities that occur in Letters to the Editor, but in the case of Bev Buker versus Scott Cracraft, I felt I had to speak up. Bev Buker is my next door neighbor.

Without arguing the pros and cons of the issue, I would like to state that she is a very caring and compassionate person as I know her. I believe she is owed an apology on that part. Thea Aloise Gilford

money going to (not flattering) Holy Trinity or any Catholic school. Then he switches to my opposition to having the Human Relations Committee as a line item in the city budget. What government function do they perform? Another American to buy into government education is always the answer. Did anyone ever consider that the customer/student is poorly served? In this state the lawmakers will vote down any help for students who would excel in a parents’ choice policy. The affluent, and the less fortunate should have the per pupil cost follow the student. If we are serious about a great education then let’s make certain that ALL students are equal when it comes to opportunity. Parents and students can “cherish” an education within an alternative to government schools. Niel Young Laconia

Will Mr. Cherien turn out to be the honest man some say he is? To the editor, On March 18, I sent the following letter to Ed Cherien of Iberdrola Renewables, with a second request sent on March 26. Here it is April 2nd and I’ve yet to get a response. Why? “Mr. Cherien: I am a resident of Grafton, New Hampshire and when you did a presentation at our town Fire House last fall, and then again at a Q&A session in Alexandria, New Hampshire you stated that if Iberdrola didn’t have the community’s support, you would not move forward on the project. As I’m sure you’re aware, both towns had warrant articles pertaining to this project on the ballot. The overwhelming response has been that we, the residents of these towns, do NOT want your wind turbines. At a meeting in January with the Groton

selectmen, Miles Sinclair spoke of what an honest and trustworthy man you are. As he has spent a great deal of time meeting with you, I can only he assume he knows you much better than those of us who’ve only had exposure to you at the above mentioned presentations and Q&A sessions. In light of him vouching for your character and there being video recorded of your statements in Alexandria, I look forward to seeing the press release published ASAP declaring that Iberdrola is ceasing to pursue the Wild Meadows Wind Project. I’d also appreciate it if you e-mail me a copy of the press release as well.” It’s time to show us if you’re the honest man claimed to be, or if your true colors tell a different story. Cindy Kudlik Grafton




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PSU, Center for Environment & Squam Lakes Assoc. agree to continue watershed protection collaboration PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University and the Center for the Environment (CFE) and the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) have agreed to continue a joint agreement to protect and improve the health of the Squam Lakes Watershed ecosystem. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen and SLA President Peter Webster signed the agreement during a Wednesday ceremony. The objective is to facilitate and grow their joint capacity to engage in research, monitoring, education, and stewardship of the watershed. “This agreement is important because as we try to protect Squam Lake, we need a great laboratory and it allows PSU students interested in the environment to actually apply their work for the purpose of protecting this jewel,” Webster said. CFE Director Joe Boyer said this agreement helps gives PSU students applied research experience while providing a valuable service to the people of the Lakes Region. “Our relationship with communities in

the Lakes Region is important because we all value the services provided by a healthy environment. Together we can point the way to a brighter future for the local environment, community, and economy” said Boyer. Bathroome CFE and SLA have previously partnered on several research projects such as water quality, methods for reducing milfoil, a recreation study, and an analysis of land use regulations in the watershed towns. In addition, SLA has hired PSU students for summer field positions and often supports class field trips, providing invaluable hands on opportunities for PSU students. Currently, PSU assistant professor Shannon Rogers is working on a study of the ecosystem services provided by the Squam watershed. “These types of projects help both the SLA and CFE. Together we can increase our capacity and ability to serve the region,” said June Hammond Rowan, associate director of CFE and 2nd vice president of SLA.

LACONIA — City police continue to investigate a crash that closed Route 106 near the Belmont line at the Laconia Bypass interchange to all traffic for about a half hour yesterday morning. The initial investigation indicates a Mazda Tribute, driven by Hannah M. Hutchinson, 23 of Quincy, Mass. exited the bypass and failed to yield

to a northbound Ford bucket truck driven by Ronald Judd, 50, of Laconia. The crash occurred at 8:46 a.m. Laconia Police were assisted by Belmont Police at the scene. Both drivers were transported with what fire officials described a non life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation.

NORTH KOREA from page 2 truce in 1953. The divided Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war six decades later, and Washington keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect its ally. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington was doing all it can to defuse the situation, echoing comments a day earlier by Secretary of State John Kerry. “Some of the actions they’ve taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests, certainly of our allies, starting with South Korea and Japan and also the threats that the North Koreans have leveled directly at the United States regarding our base in Guam, threatened Hawaii, threatened the West Coast of the United States,” Hagel said Wednesday. In Pyongyang, the military statement said North Korean troops had been authorized to counter U.S. “aggression” with “powerful practical military counteractions,” including nuclear weapons. “We formally inform the White House and Pentagon that the everescalating U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the strong will of all the united service personnel and people and cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means,” an unnamed spokesman from the General Bureau of the Korean

People’s Army said in a statement carried by state media, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “The U.S. had better ponder over the prevailing grave situation.” However, North Korea’s nuclear strike capabilities remain unclear. Pyongyang is believed to be working toward building an atomic bomb small enough to mount on a long-range missile. Long-range rocket launches designed to send satellites into space in 2009 and 2012 were widely considered covert tests of missile technology, and North Korea has conducted three underground nuclear tests, most recently in February. “I don’t believe North Korea has to capacity to attack the United States with nuclear weapons mounted on missiles, and won’t for many years. Its ability to target and strike South Korea is also very limited,” nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, said this week. “And even if Pyongyang had the technical means, why would the regime want to launch a nuclear attack when it fully knows that any use of nuclear weapons would result in a devastating military response and would spell the end of the regime? “ he said in answers posted to CISAC’s website.

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After completing a second successful season, Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market looking for new home BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

TILTON — Joan O’Connor’s been in this position before. Four years ago, she partnered with a Concord greenhouse to start a winter farmers’ market. She worked to grow that market, and by the end of the second year was proud of the vibrant weekly source for locally-produced food and goods. However, the business partner she worked with declined to renew the relationship for a third year, instead choosing to run the operation himself. “I’m still fuming,” she said, when asked about the Concord market. “They helped themselves to my market. I had to start from scratch.” O’Connor rose to the challenge, proving she could replicate her success. She was fortunate to find a much more benevolent partner in Tilon, the car dealer AutoServ, which owned an unused building on Route 3, across the street from the company’s high profile main location. Now, after two successful years running the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market, O’Connor finds herself again looking into a future without a secure location. She learned recently that AutoServ would be seeking a tenant for the building, and if they are successful in their search, she wouldn’t be able to fill the same building next winter with shoppers and vendors every weekend. At least this time, the potential parting is far more amicable. She may even be able to host a third season of winter market hosted by AutoServ, if the building is still vacant at the end of autumn. However, what she’d really like is a permanent location. She’s already proven that there’s plenty of interest, both among local growers and those who would like to buy food grown by neighbors. Her first winter in Tilton, she held markets on Saturdays and saw as many as 1,200 to 1,600 shoppers visit each day. Her second season of markets, which concluded this past weekend, she held markets on both Saturdays and Sundays, seeing between 800 and 900 shoppers on each day. Vendors were similarly enthusiastic. She was able to fit 44 of them in the space, offering meats, eggs, dairy products, and vegetables that were either produced using winter growing techniques or harvested in warmer months and frozen or stored. Were there more space, O’Connor could have welcomed many more farmers; she said she had a waiting list of about 90 vendors who wanted to set up at her market. After a meeting yesterday with the general manager of the Tanger Outlet Mall in Tilton, O’Connor is

Joan O’Connor, left, founder/owner of the Tilton Winter Farmers Market had many in the community to thank on the last seasonal day on Saturday, including the AutoServ family for providing the building for a second year. Behind her (l-r) are Paul Gaudet Jr., Roland Gamelin, and Sen. Andrew and Donna Hosmer and children, Bridgid, 11, Amelia, Ava and Drew, all 8.( Daryl Carlson for The Laconia Daily Sun)

happy to report that she’s “in the planning stages” of offering a Friday afternoon market in that facility’s parking lot during the summer months. She’ll have to pare down her vendor list to 30, as that’s all that she can fit in the space. For O’Connor, who grows and sells composting worms on a farm in Henniker, the Tanger site is a welcome development, a chance for her to do what she loves for the summer. She’s hoping that, by the time winter comes around again, she’ll have found a place to permanently site and build a winter market. She’ll consider locations along the I-93 corridor, such as Manchester or Concord, but she likes the Tilton location. “It’s been a good two years. People came to the

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LRGHEALTHCARE from page one million surplus of the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) to the general fund. LRGHealthcare played a major role in challenging the ploy and was awarded $5.1 million when the policyholders’ claim to the surplus was upheld by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The award lessened the adverse impacts of the decisions by the state to levy the MET at 5.5 percent on the net income from patients services and withhold payments for uncompensated care. Lipman stressed that while coping with trying financial pressures LRGHealthcare provided community benefits with an aggregate value of $35.9 million in 2012, which included $15.9 million in subsidized medical services, $13.3 million in unreimbursed costs for Medicaid patients and $4.6 million in free or discounted care. In addition, the company incurred $15.6 million in unreimbursed costs for Medicare patients and $2.96 million in uncollectable debts while providing $3.1 million in discounts to uninsured patients. During the the year, LRGHealthcare introduced several new services and programs, which were highlighted at the meeting. Dr. Paul Racicot reported on the progress of Convenience Care, the walk-in clinic for the treatment of minor ailments and injuries, which has cared for some 2,000 patients since opening in December. He that the hours, originally 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, are being “tweaked” to account for heavier than anticipated traffic in the early morning, especially on Saturdays, which he said took him by surprise. The charge of $150 a visit, Racicot said, is the lowest in the state. As part of the hospital rather than a free-standing facility, he explained that the clinic ensures a continuum of care while noting that only five-percent of patients have been referred to the emergency room. Dr. Carolyn Crosby described the growth of the Palliative Care Unit since it began in 2007. The team of physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains not only ease the pain and symptoms of those with severe or terminal medical conditions but also from preceding page ers. I want to help them make a living... We need a better marketplace, a good, established farmers’ market.” Dennis Gaudet, president of AutoServ, said O’Connor can count him as one of her fans. “It’s been great,” he said. Financially, the market is a loss compared to what the company would realize from a long-term renter, but the relationship has proven to be a powerful public relations benefit. He would be willing to continue the

LRGHealthcare’s Rhoda C. Ladd Award goes to George Clemow Tom Clairmont (left), president and chief executive officer of LRGHealthcare, presented George Clemow (center), who received a bouquet from Sandy Marshall (right) with the Rhoda C. Ladd Award for “service to community health care” at the corporation’s annual meeting yesterday. Clemow, now in his 90s, has volunteered at Lakes Region General Hospital for the past 28 years. A retired mechanical engineer with an uncanny knack for fixing things and solving problems, Clairmont said he “on the clock” day in and day out, sharing his wisdom and talent with the Bio-Medical Department. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/ Michael Kitch)

assist patients and their families with the difficult decisions facing them. partnership, in some capacity, he said. Gaudet has become a farmers’ market convert in the course of the experiment. A self-described “city boy at heart,” Gaudet said, “The closest I ever got to a farmers’ market was Market Basket,” referring to the nearby supermarket. However, he’s come to love the freshness and intrinsic advantages of locally-produced food. “We really learned from the experience. The quality’s there, I think it’s better for my family.”

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COACH from page 2 was suspended for three games, fined $75,000 and ordered to attend anger management classes. University President Robert Barchi agreed to the penalty. Pernetti initially said Tuesday he and Barchi viewed the video in December. The president issued a statement Wednesday, saying he didn’t see it until Tuesday and then moved to fire the 44-year-old coach for repeated abusive conduct. Through a school spokesman, Pernetti backed up his president and said Barchi did not view the video until this week. “Yesterday, I personally reviewed the video evidence, which shows a chronic and pervasive pattern of disturbing behavior,” Barchi said in a statement. “I have now reached the conclusion that Coach Rice cannot continue to serve effectively in a position that demands the highest levels of leadership, responsibility and public accountability. He cannot continue to coach at Rutgers University.” The video shows numerous clips of Rice at practice during his three years at the school firing basketballs at players, hitting them in the back, legs, feet and shoulders. It also shows him grabbing players by their jerseys and yanking them around the court. Rice can also be heard yelling obscenities

and using gay slurs. Several college coaches said they had never seen anything like the Rutgers video and it broke a cardinal rule: Never put your hands on a player. “Don’t tell me that’s the old way. That’s the wrong way,” said John Thompson Jr., the Hall of Famer who led Georgetown to the 1984 national title. Thompson, the father of current Hoyas coach John Thompson III, called the images “child abuse.” UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma, winner of seven national titles, said “there is no line that could be drawn that would make that behavior acceptable.” The most famous case of a coach accused of abusing a player is the one involving Bob Knight of Indiana. The university put him on a zero-tolerance policy in 2000 after an investigation into a former player’s allegations that the coach had choked him during a practice. When a student alleged that Knight grabbed him later that year, Knight was fired. Knight, who now works for ESPN, couldn’t be reached Wednesday. The Rice video drew outrage on campus and all the way to the capital in Trenton, with lawmakers and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie supporting the firing at the state’s flagship public university.

LHS from page one Key to the recommended change is one hour of math, social studies and English for the entire year during the morning “block” during freshman and sophomore years. Before junior year, students would meet again with guidance counselors who will help them with a career “pathway.” Pathways in the junior and senior years would be in four core areas — industrial engineering, design, building and manufacturing; health and human services; arts, media and communication; and business, management and administrative. All four pathways will have a technical and an academic component to them. The newly recommended format is also more academically rigorous, said McCollum, and more aligned with the new “common core assessments” that

are defined as standards designed to be robust and relevant to the real world. School Board members had a number of questions for McCollum, including how the students who fall behind will be helped and what will be done in seventh and eighth grades for basic skills preparation. Addressing the first, McCollum said there are a variety of methods students can access to get back on track including remediation — VLACS, or the Visual Learning Academy that is on-line, after school support, afterschool library support and summer school. To the second, McCollum said common core literacy and common core mathematics will be mastered before high school. He said skills build upon each other through successive years and “mastery must be achieved.” When asked, McCollum said the district would need a year to implement the Freshman House and an additional year to implement the Sophomore House. He told the board that if it chooses to go with the new model they should consider a six- to seven-year commitment.

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tional therapy. Skilled nursing services represent a source of revenue and the commissioners project the investment will generate a return of some $400,000. Since the services are provided by a third party agency under an existing contract, adding to capacity requires no additional personnel. Representative Colette Worsman (R-Meredith), who chairs the convention has tentatively scheduled the executive committee to meet on Monday, April 15 at a time to be announced to consider the commission’s requests as well as review the county’s expenditures in the first quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, the executive committee will also meet a week earlier, on Monday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m. to review the county expenditures in 2012. — Michael Kitch

SHERIFF from page 2 Nelson said Maynard was fleeing from a deputy and crashed his car into a bridge in nearby Delbarton. Maynard got out of the vehicle and pulled a gun on the deputy, who fired in self-defense, Nelson said. Authorities did not announce what charges Maynard might face. Crum was elected last year and had just taken office in January, but he’d already helped indict dozens of suspected drug dealers through the county’s new Operation Zero Tolerance. It’s unclear whether that crusade was related to his death, but residents and county officials suspect it. County Commission President John Mark Hubbard said Crum’s team has targeted people “who spread the disease of addiction among our residents.” “We were and we are proud of him and his service,” he said. “To say Eugene will be missed is a vast understatement.” The county courthouse was evacuated and closed after the shooting. Streets into the city of about 3,200 were temporarily blocked off and officers held white sheets around the crime scene, Crum’s body further shielded by two vehicles. Later, a bouquet of red roses with a red ribbon was fastened to a guardrail above the parking lot. Though there is no indication of any connection, Crum’s killing comes on the heels of a Texas district

attorney and his wife being shot to death in their home over the weekend, and just weeks after Colorado’s corrections director also was gunned down at his home. Delegate Harry Keith White, who campaigned with Crum last year, said his friend was killed in the same place where he parked his car most days to eat lunch, near the site of a former pharmacy known for illegally distributing pills. He wanted to be certain the “pill mill” remained closed. “I think anybody you ask would tell you he was a great guy, always with a positive attitude, always trying to help people,” White said. “It’s just a sad, sad day for Mingo County and the state of West Virginia.” Operation Zero Tolerance was Crum’s way to make good on a campaign pledge, White said. State, federal and local authorities have all tried to crack down on West Virginia’s drug problem, which centers on the illegal sale of prescription drugs in the southern counties. Mingo County is in the southwest corner of West Virginia, on the border with Kentucky. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says West Virginia has the second-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation. And in February, federal officials said they had prosecuted more than 200 pill dealers in the past two years.

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N.H. House Democrats pass $11B budget that doesn’t include casino revenue CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s House passed an $11 billion, two-year budget package Wednesday that does not support legalizing a casino, a move that drew quick criticism from the governor and Senate. Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, criticized the plan put together by the Democratic majority because the House cut spending rather than include the $80 million in her budget from licensing a yet-tobe-approved casino. “We can address the challenges of the House budget by moving forward with a plan to license one high-end, highly regulated casino that will help us invest in our priorities,” Hassan said in a statement. Her call for the House to approve a casino was echoed by Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse, a Salem Republican and sponsor of a casino bill passed to the House last month. Morse said the House budget relies on inflated revenue estimates as well as unnecessary tax increases on gas, diesel and cigarettes while passing the casino bill “would provide the state with millions in non-tax revenue allowing us to fund our priorities, from education to infrastructure, without increasing taxes on New Hampshire citizens.” The House’s decision not to embrace gambling means the differences over revenue sources is likely destined to be settled in June, after the Senate passes its own budget. Without the gambling revenues, House budget writers scaled back education aid, such as giving a smaller increase to the state’s university system and putting off implementation of a new school construction program. It also offered less aid to the state’s hospitals to offset Medicaid and charity care costs than Hassan had proposed. The House proposal spends about $2.7 billion from GUILTY from page one day, he was sentenced to serve 1 1/2 to 3 years for the conspiracy to commit robbery charge. He was also sentenced to serve 3 1/2 to 7 years — all suspended — for being an accomplice to theft. He was credited with 113 day of pre-trial confinement. Justin LaValley, 25, of Rochester pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to committee robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit theft and one count of second degree assault. After agreeing to serve 2 1/2 to 7 years in jail for the conspiracy to commit robbery with six months suspended for good behavior in Belknap County Superior Court yesterday, O’Neill rejected his plea saying he didn’t deserve getting the possibility of six months of his sentence being suspended. The two sides returned later in the afternoon and agreed LaValley would serve the entire 2 1/2 years of the minimum sentence. LaValley was also given a suspended sentence of 3 1/2 to 7 years for the second degree assault and a suspended sentence of 3 1/2 to 7 years for conspiracy to commit theft. He was credited with 116 days of pre-trial confinement. The court also ordered both men to pay the Alton Village Store $1,122 and $1,000 to Cincinnati Mutual Insurance Company. The robbery of the female clerk took place at 10:10 p.m. when the two accosted her as she went to the night deposit box. She chased LaValley and he threw her to the ground as he fled, causing her to suffer a concussion. According to his attorney, LaValley deserved some consideration because he admitted what he had done when the Alton Police went to his house to question him. Although the victim wasn’t in court, LaValley expressed sorrow for his crimes to both the victim and the town of Alton. He told O’Neill that it was time he “grew up and stopped acting like a punk.” County Attorney Melissa Guldbransen prosecuted LaValley. She said she wanted to completment Alton Det. Jason Tremblay and the combined work of he Alton Police Department whose work led to the guilty pleas of both men. She also thanked the bank, which provided video surveillance of the attack to Alton Police. — Gail Ober

state taxes, roughly a 4 percent increase over the current budget and $52 million less than Hassan proposed. The $11 billion budget when federal and other funds are totaled is 10 percent higher. Democrats passed their package 194-172, largely along party lines. The House — regardless of whether Democrats or Republicans held a majority — has considered dozens of casino bills over the years but never passed one.

The House budget also contains a phased-in 12 cent hike in the gas and diesel tax to pay for highway improvements that Hassan has not ruled out as a funding source to fix deteriorating roads and bridges. The House went along with Hassan’s recommendation to raise the cigarette tax 30 cents to $1.98 per pack to raise money for spending, overriding a Republican effort to limit the increase to 20 cents. see next page

PRISON from page 2 apples cost comparison of state vs. private operation of correctional facilities.” The state also released its own report Wednesday — prepared jointly by the Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Corrections staff — that raised similar concerns. “We were more focused on compliance with court orders that have been out there since the 1970s and have evolved through time,” said Mike Connor, director of plant and property management for DAS. “We were concerned about whether staff would be adequate or have the skills necessary to meet those requirements.” A looming concern — and central to a lawsuit filed last year — is that female inmates don’t have the same access to programs and facilities as male prisoners. None of the four proposals were for a women’s prison, although they did include hybrid prisons. In a related development Wednesday, the House approved spending $38 million to build a new women’s prison. The Senate has yet to vote. The House also passed a bill that would ban the state from using private prisons under all but emergency circumstances. The MGT report also raised concerns about the high staff turnover rate in private prisons, saying the lowest paid guards in the industry make half what an officer at the state prison in Concord does.

“High turnover rate ... can impact the skills and stability of the workforce and have a direct impact on the safety and security of the facility operations,” the report states. The four companies that submitted proposals were Corrections Corporation of America; the GEO Group; Management and Training Corporation; and The Hunt Group. Arnie Alpert, New Hampshire program coordinate for the American Friends Service Committee, said the state’s decision not to pursue a privately run prison was welcome news. He noted that the four companies are the giants of the private prison industry, “yet they did not explain how they would comply with various legal requirements the state is under.” The state paid MGT $171,000 to vet the 60 boxes of data that came with the proposals and to develop a financial model that showed current and future prison expenses. MGT determined that the net cost in 2012 dollars of housing inmates — including staffing, overhead, maintenance, and food — is $36,435 per male inmate and $37,573 per female inmate. The consultants projected that over 20 years, the figures would increase by 68 percent for the men and 99 percent for the women. “It’s a great tool the state can use for ‘what if’ scenarios,” Connor said.

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Red Sox beat Yankees again, this time 7-4 NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Buchholz chilled the Yankees’ bats, speedy Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first major league hit and the Boston Red Sox beat New York 7-4 on a cold Wednesday night to open a season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1999. Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda became the latest Yankees player to get hurt, leaving in the second inning with a 2-0 deficit, four batters after Shane Victorino’s line drive bruised the middle finger of his pitching hand. While the Red Sox under new manager John Farrell are off to their best start since going 5-0 in 1999, New York has been outscored 15-6 and outhit 26-15. The Yankees have failed to hold a lead at any point in their opening two games for the first time since 1998. Boston burst ahead 6-0 with a four-run third against Cody Eppley, and the Yankees never challenged. Buchholz (1-0) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked two. Joel Hanrahan pitched the ninth for his first save with Boston. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in two runs for the Red Sox, and Bradley singled up the middle in the third for a hit he’ll long remember. New York said Kuroda (0-1) was being sent for X-rays and other tests. The Yankees already have five All-Stars on the disabled list: shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, first baseman Mark Teixeira, outfielder Curtis Granderson and pitcher Phil Hughes. Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells hit their first home runs for the Yankees, a solo drive by Hafner in the fourth and a three-run drive by Wells in the eighth against Alfredo Aceves. Before the first pitch, the Yankee Stadium sound system played Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded.” But it was 43

degrees at gametime, and Boston shortstop Jose Iglesias and first baseman Mike Napoli wore ski masks. The crowd of 40,216 was the smallest for a Red Sox-Yankees game in the Bronx since 27,631 were across the street at the old ballpark on May 27, 1999, according to STATS. And for the second straight game, the stadium was nearly empty in the late innings. Kuroda, New York’s most dependable starting pitcher last year at 16-11, allowed three singles in the first and fell behind on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s two-out hit. Victorino’s drive hit Kuroda’s right hand leading off the second inning. Kuroda was checked by the Yankees and stayed in the game, then hit Bradley with a pitch in the lower leg. One out later, Kuroda walked Ellsbury on four pitches and forced in a run by hitting Daniel Nava in the lower leg. Yankees manager Joe Girardi went to the mound along with pitching coach Larry Rothschild, trainer Steve Donohue and an interpreter — allowed for the first time under a rules change this year. Kuroda left after 1 1-3 innings, the shortest start of his five big league seasons, and was replaced by Eppley. Run-scoring singles by Victorino and Bradley made it 4-0 in the third, and Iglesias’ double chased Eppley. Ellsbury greeted Adam Warren with a tworun single. Hafner, wearing short sleeves, homered into the Yankees bullpen in right-center. That was the first home run of the year for New York, which hit a team-record 245 last season. Dustin Pedroia added an RBI grounder in the sixth.

from preceding page House Republicans offered more than a dozen amendments to increase spending on programs ranging from school construction to moving up the effective dates for business tax breaks Hassan and House Democrats would delay to save money. They proposed paying out less aid to the state’s hospitals to foot the bill. House Finance Chairwoman Mary Jane Wallner, D-Concord, said further reducing hospital aid would hurt the state’s chances of implementing a managed care program. “To make managed care work, we need the hospitals working with us, and if we don’t reimburse them for uncompensated care, we probably won’t find a partner willing to work with us,” she said. The state has been stymied in implementing a managed care program for Medicaid because the hospitals have so far refused to participate; ten of the state’s largest hospitals are suing the state over the reimbursement rate. Hassan had included more aid in her budget in an

attempt to win the hospitals over and was critical of the House’s decision to budget less for aid than she recommended. Republicans also balked at giving Hassan authority to take money from programs with specific funding sources to close a possible deficit in this year’s budget. The state has more than 200 dedicated funds for programs ranging from dam maintenance to land conservation. The budget package requires Hassan to get permission first from the 10-member joint legislative Fiscal Committee. The House also defeated efforts to allow new charter schools and unlimited expansion of existing schools. The House budget establishes a moratorium on new publicly funded charter schools and limits on enrollment in existing schools. The House also passed a $227 million public works budget for the next two years that contains money for a new 224-bed women’s prison and transitional facility in Concord by the men’s prison. The project would cost $38 million and is the largest single item in the proposed budget.

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Sanbornton Historical Melcher and Prescott celebrates 150th year in Society offers program business by volunteering throughout the community about Tamworth and Effingham Ironworks SANBORNTON — A lecture and film about Tamworth and Effingham Ironworks will be the program for the opening of the Sanbornton Historical Society’s 2013 program on Thursday, April 11, at the Sanbornton Public Library off Route 132 in Sanbornton Square. The program will be presented by Joe Bradley, a former minister and educator, who is also a history buff, and into filmmaking and computer technology, and John Hartog, who has been involved in manufacturing and in the past 10 years has helped to organize and finance the restoration of the buildings owned by the Ossipee Historical Society. Society members will serve refreshments at the program. All society programs are open to the public free of charge. For further information is available by calling Linda Salatiello 286-4596, or emailing :info@ lane, or going to the society’s website,

LACONIA — In celebration of Melcher and Prescott Insurance’s 150 years of business, H. Thomas Volpe, president, announced that its associates would be dispersed throughout the communities serviced with its five locations to assist local agencies with tasks that range from office detail to small construction projects. One location visited on multiple occasions has been the Taylor Community whose Marketing Department has been overwhelmed with inquiries. “Making the choice to move to a retirement Left to right: Doug Carignan, Marketing Executive, Moultonboro office; from Laconia office: Jessica community is a big step Fleck, CL Customer Service Rep; Holly Marston, Business Administration Manager; Patti Page, CL and anybody exploring Account Executive; Meagan Pike, PL Associate; Waneta Forbes, Asst. CL Manager. (Courtesy photo) their options should be able to get accurate, complete and clear information 600 of these information packets which will be sent so they can make an informed decision,” explained to people inquiring about the community. We really Taylor Community Marketing Director Paul Charlton. appreciate their help, especially as we enter into our “The volunteers from Melcher and Prescott assembled busy season.” he said.

Program designed to help women entrepreneurs Pasquaney Garden Club program year begins getting under way with planning session for garden behind library A series of sessions to geared for women interested in starting or enhancing a business will get under way next Tuesday, April 9. Inspiring Women has teamed up with Ally Piper of Brighteyes Creative to launch “Start and Grow My Biz” program as part of their “Rock My Biz” series. The presentations by Leslie Sturgeon and Piper will be a combination of four in-person events in Manchester, and five virtual sessions via telephone. Marketing, branding, messaging, business structure, time management, mindset, money matters and other topics will be covered during this intensive program. Organizers say the program will be especially valuable for women who are either hoping to start a business or those who have started a business within the past three years. Registration and information are available at

BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club of Bristol is starting the year with two programs this month. On Tuesday, April 16, club members will gather at the Bristol Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m.. The business meeting is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Discussion will include plans for a new, enlarged butterfly garden behind the new and enlarged Minot Sleeper Library. Melissa Traeber of Renaissance Florals in Bristol will speak to the group, starting at 11 a.m. Traeber will demonstrate how to make European hand-tied bouquets.” The cost for the program is $15. Those who wish to register should call 744-6526

to register no later than Monday, April 8, so flowers can be ordered. Participants should bring either pruners or scissors. The club has scheduled a second event for Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the library. At that time the club will be hosting Gerard Godville and Harlan Putnam, members of the Pemi-Baker Beekeepers’ Association, who will talk about the fundamentals of beekeeping. Membership in the Pasquaney Garden Club is open to all interested gardeners, beginners and experts. More information about the club is available by calling Nancy Marchand at 744-9485 or Rebecca Herr 744-6526.



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GILFORD — Barbara Janice (Whitney-Clark) Maxner, 81, of 136 Watson Road, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Barbara was the widow of Richard B. Maxner who died May 23, 1999. They were married on July 8, 1951. Barbara was born March 8, 1932 in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Bert A. Whitney and Clara (Hill) Clark. Barabara was raised by her mother Clara and her step father Horace Clark. She resided in Amherst, NH for 12, moved to Danvers, Mass. where she resided for 13 years before moving to Gilford in 1987. In 2001, Barbara was reunited with a long time high school friend, Jimmy Stewart, who she enjoyed traveling with until 2008. They would winter in Mexico and summer at Lake Winnipesaukee. Barbara had many occupations over her lifetime. She worked at Putnam Pantry in Danvers, Mass and went to school at Essex Aggie Cosmetology School in Massachusetts graduating at the top of her class. She was a hairdresser for many years, a Bell Telephone Operator in Massachusetts, a medical clerk at Danvers Hunt Hospital and a Notary Public & Justice of the Peace in New Hampshire. Barbara was a member of the Gilford Community Church where she was the Head of Diaconate. She volunteered at the Veterans Home in Massachusetts and Hunt Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts. Her other activities and hobbies include being a Sunday school teacher, member of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., National Society Daughters of the Ameri-

can Revolution, the Samuel Fuller Society and the Red Hat Society. Survivors include a son, Carl B. Maxner and his wife, Deborah Maxner; two daughters, Karen Golder and Joy Maxner; ten grandchildren, Holly, Joya, Justin, Christopher, Lyndsey, Taylor, Shelby, Jessie, John, and Bradley; ten great grandchildren, Dakota, Destiny, Jade, Sedona, Andrew, Brandon, Teagan, Ross, Chelsea and Lillian; a brother and sister-inlaw, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Clark; a sister and brotherin- law, Fay and Elmer Voisine, and many nieces and nephews. Barbara leaves many wonderful friends and neighbors too many to list but as she said “They know who they are...” In addition to her husband and her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her friend, Jimmy Stewart. There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. A reception will follow the service in the Gilford Community Church Hall. Burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lupus Foundation of America; The Neuropathy Association; American Cancer Society Wlkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Conservation District holding live trout sale LACONIA — The Belknap County Conservation District is offering live rainbow and brook trout for sale to be stocked in private ponds. The fish are hatchery raised, trout are either 6-8 inches or 10-12 inches long. Fish must be ordered by April 20 and can be picked up on April 28. Orders of 6-8 inch fish must be picked up by the customer, while orders of 10-12 inch fish will be delivered to the owner’s pond by the hatchery. The fish can only be released into a privately

owned pond that has no outlet, or where the outlets have been screened to prevent the fish from escaping to public waters. The pond should be at least one-quarter acre in size, maintain at least an 8 foot depth throughout the summer, and have been established for more than a year. For more information, or to obtain an order form, call BCCD at telephone number 603-527-5880 or visit their website at

LACONIA — Fusion, a local non-profit organization is holding its second bowl-a-thon, this time to help support local programs that benefit families. The bowl-a-thon will take place Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Funspot in Laconia. Big Cat Coffees, the event’s Kingpin Sponsor, will be present to defend its title as last year’s winner. Other sponsors are Bank of New Hampshire, Meredith Village Savings Bank, MetroCast Business Services, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery and T-BONES/Cactus

Jack’s. This year, Fusion is collaborating with the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, a program of Lakes Region Community Services, which works to strengthen families and thereby strengthen the communities in which they live. This program offers education and support to help families meet basic needs, keep children safe, and make positive community connections. see next page

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Laconia Cub Scouts hold Blue and Gold Banquet LACONIA — On March 10, Cub Scout Pack 68 of Laconia held its annual Blue & Gold Banquet. During this event 43 Cub Scouts were recognized with achievements and badges. The highlight of the day was celebrating a group of 11 Webelos Scouts that crossed over into Boy Scouts. Ten of the Scouts earned their arrow of light award, which is the highest award a Cub Scout can earn. Five Scouts — Tyler Lantz, Nathan Papavlo, Steven Poliquin, Tanner Shore and Bryce Wilson — also received the Super Achiever Award for completing all 20 Webelos activity awards. All 11 boys have joined Troop 68 of Laconia and will continue their journey through scouting.

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High blood pressure is focus of World Health Day 2013 LACONIA — With the approaching observance of World Health Day this Sunday, LRGHealthcare is reminding members of the public that it offers many different classes and wellness programs which promote healthy living. World Health Day is celebrated every April 7 to mark the anniversay of the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948. The public health concern that is thefocus of this year’s observance is high blood pressure. The goal of World Health Day 2013 is to reduce heart attacks and strokes. High blood pressure — also known as hypertension — increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes from preceding page Last year’s Bowl-a-Thon raised $1,300 for GOT LUNCH! Laconia, which provides Laconia school children healthy lunches during the summer months. More information about how Fusion aims to support businesses or organizations is available by contacting Beth San Soucie at 603-934-9004 or via email at Information about LRCS can be obtained by contacting Joanne Piper Lang at 603-524-8891 or visit

and kidney failure. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can also cause blindness, irregularities of the heartbeat and heart failure. More than 1 in 3 adults worldwide has high blood pressure. High blood pressure is both preventable and treatable, LRGH health educators note. The risk of developing high blood pressure can be reduced by reducing salt intake, eating a balanced diet, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, maintaining a healthy body weight, and avoiding tobacco use LRGHealthcare Education Services offers ways people can learn about a variety of health topics including important women’s health issues, injury prevention, smoking cessation and nutrition and physical activity opportunities for people of all ages, free of charge or at minimal cost. More information about the classes and programs is available at to and click on Community Education. Those who wish to register for classes can call LRGH Education Services at 527-7120.

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LACONIA — A discussion on durable — or medical — powers of attorney in New Hampshire will take place this coming Monday at 6 p.m. at St. Francis Healthcare at 406 Court St. The session will examine the implications of these documents from a both a legal and personal conscience perspective.

A medical power of attorney allows people to appoint a person to make healthcare decisions on their behalf in case they are unable to speak for themselves. The document serves as a record of one’s medical preferences. The session will take place in the St. Francis lobby area.

LACONIA — The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) from the Huot Technical Center will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive at Laconia High School on Tuesday, April 9, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. HOSA students will assist in every aspect of drive. They will coordinate the entire event in conjunction with the Red Cross personnel under the supervision of instructor, Gina McGuire, and program specialist, Cheryl O’Reilly. Students will help the Red Cross team with setting up

and dismantling equipment, acting as greeters, donor escorts, donor observers, canteen observers, canteen servers, and helping with registrations. In addition, they solicit donations from community partners for the canteen and for raffle items. HOSA aims to to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.

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LACONIA — The Laconia Indoor Winter Market is hosting a one-night spring yard sale next Thursday, April 11, while the market is being held from 3 to 6 p.m. at Skate Escape Roller Rink, 161 Court St., behind the

Cross Insurance building. The fee for spaces will be $15 for one and $25 for two. Questions and requests for space reservations can call Penny at 455-7515 or email

Mykenzi Sanders as Miss Hannigan reads the riot act to Little Orphan Annie, being portrayed by Emily Flanders, in this scene from the InterLakes Middle Tier Theater Company’s production of “Annie” which will be performed Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. The popular musical based on the renowned comic strip features well-known songs “Maybe” and “Tomorrow.” Tickets are $4 for children under 10 years of age, and $6 for everyone else and can be purchased at the door. (Courtesy photo)

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nity Garden Sub-Committee have been working for six months to set up the garden program. “This is a great opportunity for those with limited land area or poor soil conditions to grow nutritious, inexpensive, and delicious food for their families, friends and — if they choose — to donate to those in need,” said Ken Kasarjian, sub-committee chairman. Selectmen Chairman Joel Mudgett said, “Moultonborough has a great tradition of community projects and this is just one more way in which citizens can interact with their neighbors while providing an opportunity to be a bit more self reliant in a safe environment.” He also thanked the Lions Club for its efforts, including contributing toward the electrical costs.

PLYMOUTH — Lamson Library and Learning Commons at Plymouth State University will present “The Secret of Small: miniARTures,” an exhibition by PSU Art Department member Henrieke I. Strecker, opening this Sunday from 5–7 p.m. Sunday. The exhibition will be located near the information desk on the Lamson Library’s main floor through June 3. Strecker has been involved in photography and alternative photographic processes for 30 years, exhibiting in Germany, the U.S. and online. She has

also experimented widely with printmaking and is fluent in digital media, including video. Locally, she has taught workshops at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, Holderness School and New Hampton School. “When you look closely at these original miniatures, you will notice that the quiet expression in color, line and texture is larger than their actual size. The connection you will have with them is intimate in nature,” says Strecker. Attendees are invited to meet Strecker at Sunday’s opening reception.

CONCORD — State Sen. Jeanie Forrester has announced that she will hold a public forum about the Local Government Center with the center’s recently named interim director George Bald on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tilton Senior Center, 11 Grange Road. The forum will give members of the public a chance to ask questions about changes at the LGC following an order by the state to refund $50 million to cities and towns and for the LGC to reorganize its operations. Bald, the former commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development, was named to head the LGC after Maura Carroll stepped

down as executive director in February. Last August, the state ordered the LGC, which operates risk pools that provide local governments with medical, property, workers’ compensation and other insurance, to return $50 million in 2010 overpayments to its members. The LGC was also ordered to change operating procedures and become more transparent. Forrester, R- Meredith, hosted a similar LGC forum in Plymouth last month. Forrester is asking those planning to attend the Tilton forum to contact her by Friday either by calling 271-2609 or seding an emailing to

LACONIA — The deadline is approaching for high school juniors to apply for the Boys State and Girls State programs sponsored by the American Legion and the local Wilkins-Smith Post 1. Boys State and Girls State are separate fiveday programs, where interested juniors (heading to their senior year) will become familiarized with

local, county, and state government operations. Applications, available at all local high school guidance offices, must be received at Concord by May 26. Applications should also be available on line at: for the Boys State application. Beginning this year there is a $25 application fee to assure us that the student is committed.

MEREDITH — Guitarist, singer and songwriter Willy Porter will include a performance in Meredith on his East Coast Tour. Porter will perform at The Grotto at Giuseppe’s in Mill Falls Marketplace on Wedneday, April 10, at 8 p.m.

Porter is best known for performing plugged- in, acoustic shows, and has recently released his latest recoding “Cheeseburgers and Gasoline.” Reservation for the performance can be made by calling Giuseppe’s at 279-3313.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t have to be No. 1 overall to be the very best. You’re not really in competition with anyone else anyway today. No one would have the first clue about what it takes to be the best you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The moon lends you an extra dollop of influence. You’ll be surprised at how much feeling, meaning and inspiration you can deliver when you simply look into another person’s eyes and smile. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s rare when this happens, but it will happen today. You’ll get this indescribably profound feeling, and you’ll just know that you’re in the right place at the right time and it’s all OK. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 4). It will be an ego-boosting year, and you’ll have to be careful not to get a big head over all the attention you get! A new responsibility puts you in charge this month. Power doesn’t interest you, but making a difference will. You’ll trade in an old habit for improvements in June. July finds you more in love than ever. Scorpio and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 5, 50, 25 and 14.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The wind does not command the sailboat. If that were true, all boats would wind up in the same place. Don’t forget that you are the captain. The way you set your sails determines the direction you go. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). All of the scenarios that didn’t work out led you to the situations that worked brilliantly. Today, you do not even mind which way it goes, because you know both have equal merit. You always find your way. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Do not confuse the idea of nurturing with being touchyfeely or soft. Nurturing is a way of letting others relax enough to grow into the next move. Today will show you that you can be nurturing and still be tough. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The No. 1 rule of remaining a bit mysterious is to avoid answering questions that were not asked of you. This is also an excellent principle to apply to today’s negotiations. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re not asking that every day be epic, but you’re a little tired of the same old, same old right now, and you’re not sure how best to mix it up. Luckily, a fresh face in your scene will do that for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Laughing hard is noisy. Laughing harder is silent. It’s as if the hilarity itself takes over and the noise can’t come out. That’s the cosmic gift of the day: extreme humor. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Even innocent people sometimes clam up suspiciously when the police are around. Why is this? The mere idea of authority has a way of making us ultra-accountable. You can use this principle to maintain order today. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Fellow Scorpio Zig Ziglar made the point that calling traffic lights “stop lights” is pessimistic because they are also “go lights.” And you will find many more optimistic ways of expressing yourself in your present good mood! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some long to know what people think of them -- but not you, not now anyway. You are so busy doing your thing that you don’t even care (SET ITAL) if (END ITAL) they think of you, just as long as they stay out of your way. You’re on a mission.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, April 4, the 94th day of 2013. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death as he stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. (James Earl Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating King, then spent the rest of his life claiming he’d been the victim of a setup.) On this date: In 1818, Congress decided the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star to be added for every new state of the Union. In 1841, President William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia one month after his inaugural, becoming the first U.S. chief executive to die in office. In 1850, the city of Los Angeles was incorporated. In 1912, China proclaimed a republic in Tibet, a move fiercely opposed by Tibetans. In 1933, the Navy airship USS Akron crashed in severe weather off the New Jersey coast with the loss of 73 lives. In 1949, 12 nations, including the United States, signed the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington, D.C. In 1960, Elvis Presley recorded “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” in Nashville for RCA Victor. In 1973, the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center were officially dedicated. (The towers were destroyed in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001.) In 1975, more than 130 people, most of them children, were killed when a U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashlanded shortly after takeoff from Saigon. In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger roared into orbit on its maiden voyage. (It was destroyed in the disaster of January 1986.) In 1988, the Arizona Senate convicted Gov. Evan Mecham (MEE’-kuhm) of two charges of official misconduct, and removed him from office. (Mecham was the first U.S. governor to be impeached and removed from office in nearly six decades.) Ten years ago: U.S. forces seized Saddam International Airport outside Baghdad. Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs became the 18th player to hit 500 career homers, connecting for a solo shot in a 10-9 loss to Cincinnati. Five years ago: Texas authorities started removing the first of more than 400 girls from a compound built by a polygamist sect. Lisa Montgomery was sentenced to death in Kansas City, Mo., for killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett (STIN’-net), a mother-to-be, and cutting the surviving baby from her womb. Pirates seized the French luxury yacht Le Ponant and its 30 crew members off the coast of Somalia. (The crew was released a week later; six alleged pirates ended up being captured.) One year ago: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney unleashed a strong attack on President Barack Obama’s truthfulness, accusing him of running a “hide-and-seek” re-election campaign in an address to newspaper editors and publishers. A federal judge sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison for the deadly shootings on a bridge in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Garry Beaudoin Jazz Quartet performs at Pitmna’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. BYOB. For more information go to www. Fratello’s fundraiser to help the Lakeland School in Meredith acquire additional laptop computers. 4-9 p.m. at Fratello’s Italian Grille restaurant in Laconia. Hall Memorial Library activities include Temari Ball Class at 3 p.m. and a Writer’s Group meeting at 5:30 p.m. Introductory to Reiki for Animals with Mary Jolly. 6-7:30 p.m. at Summit Heath in Belmont. Free and open to the public. For more information call 527-8800 or email Lakes Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee meeting. 3 p.m. at the Lakes Region Planning Commission Office in Meredith. For more information call 279-8171. Knotters Knitters 10 a.m. to noon. at the Meredith Public Library.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 The Racky Thomas Blues Band performs at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. BYOB. For more information visit www.pitmansfreightroom. com. Harlem Ambassador’s Basketball team from Colorado plays to raise funds for the Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity. 7 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School gymnasium. Tickets are $10. For more information visit www. Monthly series of Academy Award-winning films with the showing of “Mrs.Miniver” hosted by the Gilman Library in Alton. 7 p.m. at the library. Popcorn and drinks available. For more information call 875-2550. Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser to raise money for the Laconia High School Band. 7 p.m. in the Laconia High School auditorium. Tickets are $9. For more information call 527-9182. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser hosted by Belmont Police Explorer Post 220. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tilt’n Diner. $8.99 per person, with a portion benefiting the Post. Bunco dice game party hosted by the Moultonborough Women’s Club. 7 p.m. at the Lions Club on Old Route 109. Tickets can be purchased at Aubuchon’s or Bayswater Books. For more information call 731-1942. Comedy night to raise money for a new transportation vehicle held by the Kidworks Learning Center. 7 p.m. at Church Landing in Meredith. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets email Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2-5 p.m. Tot Time at the Meredith Library 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

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Dear Annie: Recently, I invited my best friend, “Evan,” and his family of four to join my family at a popular out-ofstate theme park. Our children are similar ages, and we have always gotten along well even though we live in different states. My wife and I are members of a vacation program and offered to use our hotel points to save Evan a great deal of money. We didn’t expect anything in return, but we had discussed how much fun we’d have together. This didn’t happen. Evan and his family ignored us, made no effort to interact with my wife or children, and had other friends and family join them at the resort and in our shared rooms. They frequently went their own way in the theme park and were distant during the rare times that we were together. The final insult occurred on the last day, when they simply left the resort without saying goodbye or even thanking us for the stay. Clearly, Evan took advantage of our kindness, and interactions since indicate that his family is oblivious to their behavior. Are we wrong to have expected them to spend time with us? Evan and I have a long history, and I want to preserve the friendship. I prefer to drop this issue, while my wife wants to wash our hands of these people completely. Is there a tactful way to address this and salvage the friendship? -- No Explanation Given Dear No: The friendship you are trying to preserve is the one between you and Evan, so let your wife know that she is off the hook. Even if there is some reason for their rude behavior, that is not an excuse. They also were unappreciative of your generosity, although that may have created some awkwardness that contributed to the problem. It’s fine for you to remain in contact with Evan, but don’t plan any more vacation trips. If Evan should bring up the possibility of getting the families together again, simply say

that he and his kids seemed uninterested in spending time with you before, so you think it’s best not to repeat the experience. Dear Annie: I’m 26 years old, happily married and have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter. My oldest brother is an alcoholic. He was in a terrible auto accident last year and nearly died. I don’t want to enable him by continuing to welcome him into my life. I’ve tried to explain this to my parents and my sister, but my words fall on deaf ears. Last month, my brother and I got into an argument at my parents’ house because he is jealous that I have a better relationship with his children than he does. It ended with me saying, “Stay out of my life.” Now, I’m the black sheep of the family while the others still welcome my brother with open arms. I love him, but I can’t deal with watching him kill himself. Am I wrong to walk away? -- Loving Sister in Missouri Dear Sister: This isn’t about right or wrong. It’s about what you can live with. Tell your parents that you are contacting Al-Anon ( because you want to do what’s best for your brother and also for your family. It will help you deal with your brother and at the same time let your parents know that you care about him. Dear Annie: “Sticky” said she’s having a hard time in Florida because people don’t use their air conditioning. We moved to Florida 40 years ago. It took us a couple of years to get acclimated, and our electric bill was an incentive to be moderate with the thermostat. A few years ago, we moved from humid Florida to bonedry Arizona, and that has been a harder adjustment. Not everyone has the same definition of comfortable. -- Old Man Gone West

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Respectful boater looking for boat slip for 22 ft. Proline in the Laconia, Gilford, Alton area. Work number (508)826-0555

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GILFORD: 1 Bedroom with Amazing Views, includes heat, hot water, electric, cable. Dead-end location, quiet, 3 miles to downtown. No smoking/pets, $175/week. Sec. plus first week. 455-8319

LACONIA: 28 Dartmouth St; 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms; 3 Bedrooms; 1 Bath; Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups; private off street parking. Short walk to downtown, schools and Opechee Park. $1,000/mo plus utilities. Available immediately, call Owner/Broker 396-4163.

LACONIA 1 BEDROOM on main level, heat included $850/month. Walking distance to downtown. 1-car detached garage. screen porch, kitchen, dining and living rooms. fenced in yard. Washer/Dryer available in basement w/storage. References & deposit. No pets. No smoking. 387-8163. LACONIA B A L D W I N ST .1-bedroom, great move-in special. $550/Month, $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA Beautiful one bedroom in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Walk to downtown and beaches. Fireplace, lots of natural woodwork, washer/ dryer. Heat/ Hot water included. $775. 528-6885

LACONIA LYFORD S T .1-bedroom, great move-in special. $675/Month, Heat/hot water included. $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA- 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities. 3 Bedroom unit $1,000/month +utilities. Call GCE @267-8023. Please No Pets LACONIA- LYFORD ST .2-bedroom, great move-in special. $975/Month, heat/hot water included. $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 1-bedroom great move-in special. $650/Month, $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034

Caring family atmosphere, routine & activities. Clean, dependable environment. Full time & school openings.

LACONIASunny 1-bedroom includes heat/hot water, garage, laundry, close to town, no pets. $775/Month. 603-455-0874

FURNISHED ROOM $125/ week, near I-93/ Tilton, smoker/ pet OK. Utilities included, no drinking or drugs. 603-286-9628.

For Rent APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.) BELMONT1 bedroom + loft, private large deck with view, heat/hot water included, $850/Month. No Pets/No Smoking 528-3371 Belmont- 2 bedroom in kid friendly neighborhood. $195/Week + Utilities. No pets. Security/references required. 520-5209 BRISTOL: Newly renovated 1BR apartment. Heat and hot water included. $650/month. Second floor, sunny and bright. 217-4141.

FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

GILFORD 3 BEDROOM Large yard, $1,600 month includes all utilities. $200 Discount off 1st month rent. Great condition!


GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190-$235/Week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

APARTMENT, Rt. 3, WINNISQUAM Nice 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment. 1 full & 1 half bathrooms, study, eat-in kitchen with sitting area, standup washer/dryer hookup, newly painted, deck, storage shed, kayak/canoe access to lake, No pets/smoking, 1 month security & references required, $700 per month, plus utilities.

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LACONIA: Mountain VIew apts. 2BR, 1 bath, $700/mo. 2BR & 3BR townhouses, 1.5 bath and large decks. $775 & $850/mo. Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. No Dogs. Office on site. 524-7185.

Cozy 2-bedroom unit, coin-up Laundry, newly painted, quiet location. $750/Month. Security deposit required. 387-8664

LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034

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

NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, access to basement for storage, handicapped ramp, $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

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

SANBORNTON- Beautiful furnished 1 Bedroom house; quiet country location but close commute to Concord or Laconia. Perfect for one person. Gas heat, woodstove, views! $900. plus utilities. Non-smoker, no pets. Available May 1st. 603-387-1410

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $215/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234,

TILTON: 3-bedroom house, 2 baths, large family room, garage under, nice location! $1,300/mo. plus utilities. No pets.. 293-7663.

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SAVE an average of $60/M when you move into Wingate Village, by doing your laundry at home with our convenient washer/dryer hookups in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Private yards & full basements. 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. Income Restrictions Apply. We accept Section 8 Vouchers

SNOW Blower- New Ariens 28 inch, like new. Asking $795. Misc. landscape hand tools. 387-7100

TILTON: Downstairs Two 1-bedrooms to $620/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 916-214-7733.

For Rent-Commercial BELMONT RT. 106 Approved paint booth with 4,000 sq. ft. work area. & office space. $1,500 per month + utilities. Call:

TWO wheel 8 ft. Gate Utility Trailer. Includes two ram planks & wired with directional lights & built in screw leveling jack. Asking $750. Call 603-387-7293

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763

(603) 630-2882

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CBH Landscape


Contractors, LLC Looking for Maintenance Foreman & Crew Members. Pruning experience a plus, but not required. Valid NH drivers license & Positive attitude required.

Call 528-6126 for Appointment

Full time class A tractor trailer driver for local lumber company delivering building materials in the lakes region. Permanent full time position, medical vacation, discounts & other benefits available. Apply in person at Middleton Building Supply 154 Main St. Meredith 800-639-0800

Help Wanted

Help Wanted FULL-TIME SEASONAL LINE COOK Experience a must and presentation skills preferred. Dependable & reliable. ServSafe Certification a plus, but not required Please e-mail resume to: JANITOR Experienced. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 603-393-6584

DEDES is seeking part time help to clean offices in the Tilton area. Pay starts at $10 an hour. Clean background check, references, experience preferred. Please call and leave message at 603-798-3315

Full-time Experienced Line Cook Weekends a must Apply in person

BELMONT Retail or office space. 1,000 sq. ft. $700 per month, more space available if needed. Call:

Main Street Station 105 Main Street, Plymouth, NH

(603) 630-2882


BELMONT Heated warehouse, 6,000 sq. ft. Loading dock. $1,350 per month + utilities. Call:

(603) 524-4199 SOUTH Tamworth- 60’x30’ heated garage with toilet, large work room, 2 bays over head doors, showroom/ office. Great exposure on busy Rte. 25. Suitable for many uses. Available Immediately. Rent $800/mo plus security. Call owner, 323-7065.


ATTRACTIVE celery colored fabric chair, straight back in traditional style mint condition, $59.95. 603-528-4014. NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.


at the WINNIPESAUKEE PIER Good for gifts, leather shop or portrait studio.

FREE Pickup for of unwanted, useful items. Estates, homes, offices, cleaned out, yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

Call 603-785-3078

Help Wanted

For Sale ABSOLUTE BARGAIN! Queen pillowtop mattress set for $150. New! Still in Factory Sealed Plastic! Must liquidate ASAP! Call 603-630-0867 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. ANTIQUE Doll House (Federal) Furnished, 6-rooms, ceiling lights w/switches. 44 1/4” X 32”. $600. 528-1481 FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $200/ cord. Seasoned available $250/ cord. (603)455-8419 FISHER Price Basketball Hoop w/NESN Action Sounds, adjustable up to 6 tall, $20. 455-3686. TIRES : (4) B.F. Goodrich 205-65R15. Great buy! $180/best offer. 393-7884 or 455-8112. LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. Ovation Guitar. Year 2000 Millenium Collectors edition number 675 of 2000 made. Electric tower, electric pick-up, sounds fantastic. A beauty. Hard case $850 603-524-9491. Portable Bobhouse (one man sled-style with towbar) $150. Three man Frabill Ranger sled-style portable bobhouse with towbar $250. 524-4445 SMALL dog pet buffet w/storage $10. Doggie stairs $5. Gentle leader collar 25-60 lb. $8. Car & walking harness 20-35 lbs $10. All


To fill immediate openings, entry level positions with advancement opportunities. No experience necessary. $550/wk to start. Please call 9am-5pm Mon & Tues (603)822-0220.

BEYOND THE FRINGE SALON is seeking a full-time colorist/stylist with clientele to support 30+ hours/week. Make-up experience a plus. We provide health insurance & education.

Please call 528-4433 for an interview.

BOAT SALES SUPPORT a new position open for an experienced boating person to support our sales team. Duties will include; conducting boat demonstrations for prospective buyers, boat deliveries, training customers on their new boat, assisting customers and various other sales support duties. The position requires excellent boating skills, interpersonal skills, customer sales/support experience and exceptional team play. Forward application or resume to or call Christina at 366-4801 X211.

COOK STAFF Waterfall Caf é at Mill Falls is seeking a full-time, year-round cook to join the team for a mid-May start date. Requires 1-3 years prior experience; experience in a caf é/diner setting with fast service orders a plus. Must be personable, friendly and able to work weekends. Please pick up an application or apply online

SEASONAL POSITION The City of Laconia Public Works Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform seasonal roadway and sidewalk maintenance. This individual is to accomplish street and sidewalk hand-sweeping, weeding, garbage pick-up and other general “aesthetic” streetscape maintenance in three (3) key pedestrian and vehicular focal points in Laconia. These focal points, Downtown Laconia, Elm St. /Lakeport Square and Lakeside Ave./Weirs Boardwalk will need to be maintained on a daily basis. Vehicle and tools will be provided. Must have ability to work outside in spring/summer weather conditions and stand for extended periods of time. Must have the physical stamina and agility required to perform manual maintenance tasks. Courteous customer service skills are required. Must be able to operate small power hand tools and have the ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Valid Operator Driver’s License is required. Work duration is expected to be 16 weeks (May 20 through September 6, 2013) at 40 hours per week. Work week will be Tuesday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Pay rate will be $14./hour. City application forms are available at the Finance Office, 2nd floor, Laconia City Hall, 45 Beacon St. East, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or on the City website under Personnel/Employment. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 24, 2013. EOE/ADA

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

MANUFACTURING/ OFFICE CLEANER (Ashland, NH) Two part time cleaning positions available immediately. One morning shift, 3 hours Mon.-Fri., one evening shift 5 hours, Mon.-Fri. Experience preferred, must be able to lift 50lbs., and operate a walk-behind automatic floor scrubber (evening shift only). Must have your own transportation, and be reliable. Apply to:

Joyce Janitorial Service 14 Addison Street Laconia NH (603) 524-8533.

Help Wanted

Now Hiring The Looney Bin Bar & Grill

Bartenders & Kitchen help Year round Possibility Must be available Weekends & Bike Week Please Apply In Person 554 Endicott St. North Weirs Beach

ELECTRICIANS WANTED Master or Journeyman A Working Foreman Experienced Apprentices

TNT Electrical Contractor Send resume, job experience & references to:

No Phone Calls Please

WAREHOUSE DELIVERY Wanted self motivated person for warehouse and delivery position at Rockingham Electric Supply in Laconia. Clean driving record a must. 20-30 hours a week to start. Duties will include daily deliveries, help with inventory control, shipping and receiving. Applicants may contact us by phone 603-273-0060 or email Or drop resume at the store.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

EXPERIENCED Veterinary Technician for mobile high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic, 30 non-traditional hours per week. Must be self-motivated individual, detail oriented and efficient. Wide variety of duties required, some physically demanding. Pay commensurate with experience. No calls please, send resume to Rozzie May Animal Alliance, PO Box 1756, Conway, NH 03818,

HOUSEKEEPERS Weirs Beach Vacation Condos, Weekly Pay Plus Tips, Sundays A Must, Seasonal to Permanent, Part-Time, Must Have Car, Background Check, Call Dawn 366-4878

BIO - MED TECHNICIAN Needed for a Dialysis Center. Experience preferred, but not a must. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street Laconia, N.H. 03246 or call



JCS the leading marketing company in the Lakes Region is seeking a qualified data-inputter. You must be able to work flexible schedule, nights/days & weekends. Proficiency with Excel and Word is required, as well as the ability to type 40+ WPM. We need someone who is detail oriented and can work individually and as a team. This is a part-time position with full-time opportunity. Pay is $8.50-$10 an hour based on experience. Please call 603-581-2453 and ask for John or leave a message to schedule an interview.

GLENDALE YACHT CLUB GILFORD, NH The Glendale Yacht Club has immediate openings for a new on-sìte manager and part time office manager. Responsibilities for the property manager include the proper maintenance and cleanliness of the Club's facilities (buildings, docks, and grounds), the overall coordination of the Club's daily operations, and the enforcing of all Club policies to provide a safe, secure, and friendly facility for the members and their guests. Responsibilities for the part time office manager include the management of the Club's office (procedures, accounting, etc.). Applicants should be pro-active, motivated, and must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with Club members and the Club's Board of Directors. These positions represent the perfect opportunity for a retired or semi-retired couple, and come with year round living accommodations on site at the Yacht Club. All applicants will be considered. Please forward qualifications and Contact information to: Glendale Yacht Club Board of Directors, 13 Smith Cove Road Gilford, NH 03249

PART-TIME LNA Wanted: Reliable, dependable, mature, compassionate, patient for care of elderly woman, Monday!s 9am-9pm and flexible on-call. Salary based on experience.

PHEASANT RIDGE GOLF CLUB Seasonal Help positions available Full & Part time Snack Bar Full time Grounds Maintenance (All positions available require that you be at least 18 years of age). For more information, Maintenance applicants call 273-0062, Snack Bar applicants call 524-7808


The town of Northfield seeks an experienced team player for a Full time Truck Driver/Light Equipment Operator position in the Highway Department. Responsibilities include a variety of routine unskilled manual labor and semi-skilled work in the operation of light duty equipment. Application forms and a position description with a list of job requirements is available at Northfield Town Hall and at

HELP WANTED FOR BUSY LAW OFFICE Seeking full-time Legal Assistant/Probate Paralegal to add to our expanding Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration Department. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently required. Candidate must have strong secretarial and computer skills. Experience with WordPerfect, Excel, bookkeeping and accounting skills a plus. Qualified applicants should send resume to:

Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC ATTN: Employment P.O. Box 575 Laconia, NH 03247-0575

We are seeking a very special Professionals to share our Passion for Compassion. An understanding of the broader health care system ensures patients /clients receive appropriate services in the environment which best meets the care goals of the patient. Home Care nursing includes caring for and educating family members or care givers in an effort to safely maintain their loved ones at home for as long as possible. Our environment is very supportive, fun loving, team oriented and above all, caring. We are committed to our mission and we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you if you feel you are a match for our agency. Previous Home Care and/or long term care experience is preferred. The positions require weekend and holiday coverage including on-call time per client/agency needs. Creative thinking is highly encouraged, computer experience is necessary, time management is essential and a sense of humor is expected. Per Diem Physical Therapist Per Diem LNA, NH License required & ME certification preferred. Visiting Nurse, Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County. Box 432 North Conway, NH 03860. 603-356-7006 or email

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Workshops show how to make small books Pond-skimming event marks end of MEREDITH — The Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin is offering workshops this month on how to make small, simple, handmade books for such uses as diaries, recipes, baby gifts, or travel journals. The classes are being offered in two formats. A three-hour class will show how to make a Thai paper book in a single morning or afternoon session. A two-part, five-hour class will cover how to make a book with hand block-printed leaves as well as applied natural ones, a unique form of fabric collage, or a combination of both techniques.

Help Wanted

For those who prefer to create handmade designs on heavy weight deckle-edged cards using natural leaves and Chinese wheat straw butterflies, a single workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All three workshops are offered in April at convenient times starting on April 11. Classes are limited to four participants, and no previous experience is required. Details of the class schedule and other information is available by callling Suzanne Lee at 279-8663 or email

Help Wanted

Mobile Homes



for Franklin area, Suncook Area, Pittsfield/Alton area. Based out ofTRIP Center (for Franklin area), Suncook Senior Center (for Suncook area) and Pittsfield or Alton Senior Centers (for Pittsfield/Alton). Deliver mid-day meals to homebound elderly when other drivers are unavailable. Must be friendly, reliable, and available on short notice. Requires own transportation. Route miles reimbursed. Monday-Friday approximately three hours a day. $8.33 an hour. For Franklin route, contact Nancy Marceau at the TRIP Center, 934-4151. For Suncook route, contact Julie Spencer at 485-4254. For Pittsfield/Alton route, contact Leslie at 435-8482. The Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Village Image Salon

RENTAL COORDINATOR needed for busy boat rental business. Customer service, organization, reservation skills a must. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment necessary. Boat handling skills and NH Safe boating certificate required. Apply with Bob at Channel Marine, 366-4801 X213, or send resume to

SALESPERSON 44 hours, $500 plus commission. Incl Sat & Sun. Need 2 years successful sales experience in retail sales. Customers come to sales lot, large inventory, health insurance. Camelot Homes, Rt 3, Tilton, NH. CALL 1-800-325-5566 for interview.

SALESPERSON To enter the automotive field. Experience not necessary, but helpful. An excellent opportunity for high energy salesperson to work in an excellent location with heavy traffic and strong inventory in the Lakes Region. The ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude and be a self starter. We treat our customers like gold and we are looking for an individual who will do the same. We offer a competitive salary with incentive bonuses. Submit resume to: or call 524-7171.

is currently seeking a part-time stylist. Flexibility, team player & positive attitude a reqirement. Drop off resume at 134 Main St. Belmont. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Deadline to apply April 6, 2013

WEIRS BEACH LOBSTER POUND Is Now Hiring For All Positions To Start Immediately. Positions Available: Managers, Hosts, Servers, Bussers, Bartenders, Line Cooks & Dishwashers

Prior Experience Required. Go to: & click “Join Our Team” or apply in person.

season at Waterville Valley Saturday WATERVILLE VALLEY — Adventurous skiers will have chance to try their luck at water-skiing as they skim across a 100 foot pool on Saturday. The “pond-skimming” event is part of the resort’s ski-season wrap-up. Those who make it across the pool will be a candidate for the “Best Wipe Out” prize. Skiers with a season pass or day ticket holders can participate free of charge. Registration will be open to the first 75 brave-hearted competitors



Behind Shaws ... Close to all amenities! Enjoy beautiful Gilford Beach, glassed in three season porch, open living room kitchen concept, paved driveway, carport, large shed, central a/c, new roof and hot water tank. Great home for 1st home buyers, retirement or summer residence.

2007 Honda Metropolitan 50cc Scooter. No M.C. license required. 795 miles, mint condition, $1,000. firm. 387-9342

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


Starting at $2.50 per day Call 737.2020 or email

Home Improvements “DO IT YOURSELF”

J & I Landscaping- Full Service Landscape Company. Spring cleanups, Commercial & Residential, free quick estimates, insured, low prices. Call John. 603-630-3198

MASONERY/LANDSCAPE stone, brick, walk ways, repairs, repointing. 603-726-8679 TELEPHONE Systems Sales and Service Data and Voice Cabling 20 Years in the Business. 524-2214

Wanted To Buy I BUY CLEAN 603-470-7520.


Yard Sale

2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster: 2300cc/2.3L inline 3 cylinder motor. Flat black, 9,226 miles, serviced by 2nd Wind BMW/Triumph. 150+ HP/170’ lbs. + torque, Fleetliner fairing w/two windshields, Jardine 3-1-2 exhaust (no cat.), nice saddlebags, ABS. Asking $17,500 or BRO. 496-8639

Lawns- basic mow. $19, Laconia, Belmont, Winnisquam area. 387-1734


2011 Yamaha Stryker: 1304cc V-Twin, Orange/Copper, 1884 Miles. Purchased new from Freedom Cycle in July 2012. Strong motor, nice ride, asking $9,750 or BRO. 496-8639

For all your yard needs and tree removal. 524-4389 or 630-3511


Buy • Sell • Trade

Quality hand nailed shingling. 603-998-4046

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

ROOMATE wanted, non-smoker to share 2 bedrm, 1 bath, kitchen, livingroom apt. $600/ month utilities included Belmont 455-8769

Services *NATURAL HANDYMAN * Home improvements and interior design. Free estimates. hourly rate. Call 603-832-4000, Laconia area.

General Contracting Veteran Construction Manager will ensure that your home repairs, renovations or new construction processes go smoothly. Work directly for home owner as a private consultant. Best material/ labor/ sub-contractor pricing, quality and project scheduling. Free brochure/ discussion. 603-293-8237

Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121


Hardwood Flooring. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email:

WATERFRONT LAKE LOT125'/SANBORNTON; Septic design completed/Cleared/ Driveway & Dock in. PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! $75K 455-0910


Major credit cards accepted

Roommate Wanted Get the Best Help Under the Sun!



Only $19,900 Dont miss out! Call 603-455-7081

1985 HONDAY 1st year Rebel 250cc, black, great starter bike, or gas saver. $1375 or BO. 1983 Honda V45, 750cc shaft drive, burgandy, cruiser style. $1175 or BO. Call 455-2430

Services FREE CLEANOUTS Estate, garage, home, yard sale. Light hauling, reasonable rates. 603-930-5222

1986 - 14 x 60, 2 Bedrooms


from 9-10 a.m. at the event table on the second floor of the Base Lodge. The skimming will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. with each competitor taking two runs in the hopes of walking away with a prize and a title. There will also be prize for best-costumed skimming. Spectators are welcome to watch. Other prizes will be awarded by style points, longest ride, and mini surfer, and 12 and under.



INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Painting. Experienced, Reasonable Rates. Call Dan 603-677-6763

BARN & Yard Sale, Sat & Sun, April 6 & 7, 9am-4pm. Lots & lots of Power tools, woodworking tools, hand tools, tool chests, generator, building supplies, hardware, Crossbow exercise equipment, dressers, household items. 148 Old County Rd, Brownfield, ME.

TILTON Moving/Estate Sale Sat. & Sun. 8am-3pm 54 Dunlop Drive Loads of tools & household items. Rain or Shine

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2012 Chevy Tahoe LT 4x4

2007 Chevy Corvette

2009 Chevy Avalanche LTZ 4x4

2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew 4x4

$35,900 or $499/mo*

$33,900 or $478/mo*

$31,900 or $450/mo*

$29,900 or $422/mo*

2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE X-Cab 4x4

2010 GMC Terrain SLE AWD

2010 Chevy Equinox LT AWD

2008 Cadillac CTS AWD

$23,911 or $338/mo*

$22,900 or $323/mo*

$21,900 or $309/mo*

$21,777 or $308/mo*

2008 Mazda CX-9 AWD

2010 Honda Accord LX

2010 Chevy Malibu LT 1-Owner, Moonroof, Certfied! #13027A

Low Miles, 4-Cylinder, Excellent Condition! #10268PB

$18,900 or $267/mo*

$16,900 or $239/mo*

$15,456 or $219/mo*

$14,900 or $219/mo*

2008 Chevy HHR LT

2009 Chevy Malibu LS

2009 Pontiac G5 Coupe 4-Cylinder, Auto, A/C! #131390

6-Cylinder, Auto, Mint, Low Miles! #10255PA

$12,900 or $183/mo*

$11,911 or $169/mo*

$9,996 or $142/mo*

$9,996 or $142/mo*

Leather, Low Miles, Certified! #10271PA

1-Owner, Low Miles, Certified! #13168A

Low Miles, 3rd Seat, Moonroof, Leather! #10226PA

6-Speed, Loaded, New Tires! #10299PA

1-Owner, Moonroof, Certified! #10309SA

1-Owner, Only $10,000 Miles! #13215A

Low Miles, Mint, Certified! #13155A


1-Owner, Super Clean!

Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8-7pm Thur. 8-8pm Sat. 8-pm

Moonroof, Leather, 20” Chromes, Certified! #13069A

1-Owner, Moonroof, Certified! #10305PA

Loaded, Low Miles, Certified! #13083SA

Moonroof, Leather, Low Miles! #10274PA

2008 Chevy Equinox AWD

2007 Saturn Aura XE

623 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 603-524-0770 or 1-800-226-8467

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

* Payment based on 72 months, 3.9% APR, 10% downpayment, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only. Not responsible for typographical errors.

The Laconia Daily Sun, April 4, 2013  

The Laconia Daily Sun, April 4, 2013