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Growth in Belknap Co. housing stock far outpacing population growth

LACONIA — While the population of Belknap County grew by 6.6-percent during the last decade, the number of housing units increased by 16.4-percent — twoand-a-half times as fast — according to data recently released by the United States Census Bureau. All 11 municipalities in the city posted double digit percentage increases in the number of housing see HOusING page 8

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‘Mommy won’t wake up!’; 23-year-old found dead By Gail OBer


LACONIA — Police Chief Michael Moyer confirmed yesterday a 23-year-old local woman was found dead Saturday morning in her Union Avenue apartment. Ashley Denty was a single mother who had lived at 180 Union Ave. for about a year and

was a decent tenant said building owner Harry Bean. “She really took good care of her child,” said Bean. “It’s just crazy.” Others in the area were equally shaken including the man who called 9-1-1 and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate her. The man, who for the purposes of this story will be called

John, said he was in his apartment when two other building residents — a man and a woman — began pounding on his door around 10 a.m. Saturday morning. He said the two were in the hallway when they heard Denty’s child, estimated to be 2 or 3-years-old, crying. With the door locked from

the outside, he said the man was able to speak to the child who told him his mommy was sleeping and wouldn’t wake up. John said his friend explained to the child how to unlock and open the door. “He just totally freaked out,” John said saying his buddy was so upset after discovering Densee deatH page 12

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Michelle Corliss of Meredith gets help from volunteer Kelly Ainsworth (left) and her mom Marcia in making her prom dress selection during the 5th annual “Gowns for Girls” event Saturday morning at the Franklin Community Center. Hosted by the Laocnia-based Faith, Hope & Love Foundation, the event provides Lakes Region high school students with an opportunity to select a free worn-just-once gown. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Board covers old ground on SAU front; critics not moved By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — In making a formal presentation on the history and legality of its decision to appoint a superintendent when its separate SAU was established, the School Board last night failed to assuage and may

have further riled its critics. Kurt Webber, chairman , began by suggesting that in March of this year voters were “not clear” about the intent of the petitioned warrant article calling on the board to eliminate the position of superintendent in favor of the administrative structure Prin In Co ted lor!

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Holder accepts reality; 9/11 suspects won’t face civil trial WASHINGTON (AP) — Yielding to political opposition, the Obama administration gave up Monday on trying avowed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen in civilian federal court in New York and will prosecute them instead before military commissions. The families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks have waited almost a decade for justice, and “it must not be delayed any longer,” Attorney General Eric Holder told a news conference at the Justice Department. In November 2009, Holder had announced the plan for a New York trial blocks from where the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks destroyed the World Trade Center. That idea was thwarted by widespread oppo-

sition from Republicans and even some Democrats, particularly in New York. Congress passed legislation that prohibits bringing any detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States. Monday, the attorney general called those congressional restrictions unwise and unwarranted and said a legislative body cannot make prosecutorial decisions. Although President Barack Obama made a campaign pledge to close the U.S. military prison in Cuba, Holder indicated that isn’t going to happen any time soon because of congressional restrictions. “We must face a simple truth: those restrictions

are unlikely to be repealed in the immediate future,” Holder said. Even though closing the Guantanamo jail remains the administration’s formal goal, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama supported Holder’s decision to move the 9/11 trial from a civilian court to military tribunals. Most Republicans applauded the turnabout, but Holder said he is still convinced that his earlier decision was the right one. The Justice Department had been prepared to bring “a powerful case” in civilian court, he said. Penalties for terrorists in civilian trials have so far been harsher than those decreed see 9/11 page 11

ISTANBUL (AP) — A diplomatic push by Moammar Gadhafi’s regime ran into trouble Monday as opponents at home and abroad rejected any solution to the Libyan conflict that would involve one of his sons taking power. While a Gadhafi envoy lobbied diplomats in European capitals, Italy became the third nation to declare that the rebels’ interim council in Libya is the only legitimate voice for the people of the North African nation. The diplomatic whirlwind could signal a softening of his regime’s hardline public stance against any compromise that would end the fighting and steer Libya toward a political resolution. Any long-term settlement poses tough questions about the fate of Gadhafi’s family and the new

leader of a post-Gadhafi nation. Some of Gadhafi’s adversaries quickly rejected the idea that any of his powerful sons, some of whom command militias accused of attacks on civilians, might play a transitional leadership role that would undoubtedly protect the family’s vast economic interests. Gadhafi, who took power in a 1969 coup, has a legacy of brutality and involvement in terrorism but was able to prolong his rule and even emerge from pariah status over the past decade with the help of Libya’s immense oil wealth. Potential rivals to the eccentric leader were sidelined during four decades of harsh rule based on personal and tribal loyalties that undermined the army and other national institutions. In Rome, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini welcomed Ali al-Essawi, the foreign envoy of the Libyan

National Transitional Council, which was hastily set up in the eastern, rebel-held city of Benghazi as the uprising against Gadhafi began in February. “We have decided to recognize the council as the only political, legitimate interlocutor to represent Libya,” Frattini told reporters. He said he will send an envoy to Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city, in the coming days. Frattini also insisted that Gadhafi and his family must go. “Any solution for the future of Libya has a precondition: that Gadhafi’s regime leaves ... that Gadhafi himself and the family leave the country,” Frattini said. Italy is the third country, after France and Qatar, to give diplomatic recognition to the rebel council, despite international concerns about the unity, origin and ultimate intentions of the opposition.

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal aviation officials readied an order Monday for emergency inspections on 80 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 jetliners like the one on which a piece of fuselage tore open more than 30,000 feet above Arizona last week. The order, to be issued Tuesday, is aimed at finding weaknesses in the metal in the fuselage, but virtually all of the affected aircraft will have already been inspected by the time the order takes effect. A 5-foot-long hole opened up in the roof of the Southwest Airlines plane soon after takeoff Friday from Phoenix, causing a loss of pressure and forcing pilots to make an emergency landing 125 miles to the south-

west in Yuma, Ariz. No one was seriously hurt. The safety directive applies to about 175 aircraft worldwide, including 80 planes registered in the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration said. Of those 80, nearly all are operated by Southwest. Two belong to Alaska Airlines. After the midair incident, Southwest grounded nearly 80 Boeing 737-300s for inspections. By Monday evening, 64 were cleared to return to the skies, but three were found with cracks similar to those found on the Arizona plane. Friday’s incident, however, raised questions about the impact that frequent takeoffs and landings by short-haul

carriers like Southwest put on their aluminum-skinned aircraft and the adequacy of the inspections. Cracks can develop from the constant cycle of pressurizing the cabin for flight, then releasing the pressure upon landing. Since there had been no previous accidents or major incidents involving metal fatigue in the middle part of the fuselage, Boeing maintenance procedures called only for airlines to perform a visual inspection. But airlines, manufacturers and federal regulators have known since at least 1988 that planes can suffer microscopic fractures.

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Men who fell from N.H. GOP leader regrets ‘pedophile pimp’ remark brew pub tour bus said to have been roughhousing BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts men were roughhousing when they fell out of the bathroom window of a bus that was travelling at 60 mph on a return trip from New Hampshire, investigators said Monday. One was killed and the other was injured. An autopsy conducted Monday on Thomas Johnson of Gardner shows the 31-year-old died of impact trauma Saturday night. A ruling on whether his death was accidental won’t be made until the conclusion of the investigation. Seth Davis, 34, of Winchendon, has been hospitalized in stable condition, Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said. Authorities say an initial investigation did not indicate that the men were fighting before tumbling out of the window, which was roughly 4 feet by 2 ½ feet, hinged at the top and opened at the bottom, Early said. About 55 people were on the bus returning from a tour of New Hampshire brew pubs over the weekend, and Johnson and Davis had been “goofing around,” fellow passenger Sherry Clement said. The passengers were initially in disbelief when they discovered two of their friends had fallen from the bathroom window, Clement said. “There were a few moments of shock,” she said. She said she heard a thump, then what someone see BUS page 13

Driver ticketed while rushing wife to hospital found not guilty MANCHESTER (AP) — A New Hampshire judge has cleared a man of a speeding ticket he got while rushing his wife to the hospital as she was about to give birth. Judge Jay Boynton found 32-year-old John Coughlin not guilty Monday, saying he was driving too fast but that it was justified. Last Sept. 18, the Londonderry man was cited for going 102 mph — in a 55 mph zone — on Interstate 293. In Manchester District Court on Monday, his wife Angela testified that her water broke during the trip and that she told him their baby was about to be born. WMUR reports that Coughlin fought the ticket because he didn’t want to lose his driver’s license. The couple had a boy.

CONCORD (AP) — The Republican leader of the New Hampshire House asked Monday for a meeting with Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack to apologize for his choice of words in calling McCormack a “pedophile pimp.” State Rep. D.J. Bettencourt of Salem told reporters Monday when he gets his meeting with McCormack: “I will immediately be apologizing for my remarks.” Kevin Donovan, spokesman for the Diocese of Manchester, said McCormack will be happy to meet privately with Bettencourt. He said the Diocese is scheduling a meeting. Bettencourt said his comment about McCormack was undiplomatic and inappropriate. He said he still has a strong opinion about McCormack’s role in the clergy abuse sex scandal in the last decade. “It was a shoot from the hip statement made in the heat of the moment,” Bettencourt said. McCormack was among about a dozen speakers at

a rally Thursday to protest deep cuts to social services included in the House’s $10.2 billion budget. Bettencourt took issue Friday, writing on his Facebook page that McCormack had no business urging lawmakers to protect the vulnerable, given his role in the clergy sex abuse scandal in the last decade. Before being named bishop of Manchester in 1998, McCormack served as a top aide to Cardinal Bernard Law in Boston, where the Catholic sex abuse scandal began and where he was in charge of investigating sexual misconduct allegations. In 2002, McCormack averted unprecedented criminal charges against the New Hampshire diocese by agreeing that it had harmed children by moving abusive priests from parish to parish. A spokesman for the diocese said Friday that Bettencourt’s remarks were false, defamatory and detracted from the real issue — the state’s obligasee BETTENCOURT page 12

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The Case of Bradley Manning On March 16, 1968 soldiers from Charlie Company on a search and destroy mission, led by Army Lieutenant William Calley, entered the Vietnamese village of My Lai and proceeded to murder over 300 unarmed women, infants, children and elderly men. As this was going on, Hugh Thompson, Jr., a helicopter reconnaissance pilot, came upon the scene, landed his chopper, and threatened the soldiers with death if they persisted in their grisly actions. Thompson then flew the remaining villagers to safety and reported the incident to his superiors. Thompson was subsequently shunned by his fellow officers, who also admonished him for selling out his own soldiers. What Thompson did was an act of conscience and heroism for which he was later decorated with the Soldier’s Medal, the U.S. Army’s highest award for bravery not involving direct contact with the enemy. At the award ceremony, 30 years after My Lai, Major General Michael Akerman said that Thompson and two fellow award recipients “set the standard for all soldiers to follow” and that they were “true examples of American patriotism at its finest”. He further stated that “It was the ability to do the right thing even at the risk of their personal safety that guided these soldiers to do what they did.” For killing 300 innocent civilians, Lt. Calley served about four months in jail and was never subjected to any of the indignities to which Bradley Manning has been subjected. I don’t know if U.S. Army private Bradley Manning will ever receive any award, and if he does, he could take 30 years for him to get one because heroism is not always recognized at the time that it occurs. Bradley, like Hugh Thompson, was acting on his conscience when he released a large cache of classified military intelligence to the Web site WikiLeaks. One video showed a helicopter strike that killed civilians and two news agency workers. Other material leaked revealed the corruption, brutality, criminality and mismanagement of the U.S. government’s conduct of the Iraq War. Perhaps Bradley’s case is even more similar to that of Daniel Ellsberg who released the Pentagon Papers to the press during the Vietnam War. These papers showed similar corruption and chicanery by the U.S. Government, and the release of these papers was a turning point in bringing an end to that war. According to Manning, information should be free and belong in the public domain. In the case of the information he leaked, he was concerned that it could be used by a hostile state trying to get an edge on the U.S. He fully understood that the free flow of information is vital to a democracy. I am wonder-

ing what the public would have felt about Manning had they found out later that he was privy to such information but kept it to himself under the cloak of following orders or fear of punishment. He likely would have been labeled as a coward or accomplice and vilified as much as he is now. Manning was between a rock and hard place but decided to follow his conscience instead of orders. Principle IV of International Law recognized in the Nuremberg Tribunal states that “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.” Leaders of the Third Reich who condoned, planned or participated in atrocities and did not speak out against them were found guilty and hanged at Nuremberg because they followed orders instead of their consciences. Manning tried to tell his superior officers of his concerns about the material he eventually leaked, but his response from them was to shut up. Whistleblowers have been known to be ostracized, demoted, shunned, fired or ignored so such a response is no surprise. At present, Manning has not been officially charged with a crime or brought to court. He has been in solitary confinement and is stripped of his clothes every night on justification that he may commit suicide. However, people who act on conscience as Manning did don’t usually commit suicide. Also, he is not on a suicide watch and prison psychiatrists say that he is not a danger to himself. Surgeon and journalist Atul Gawande wrote an article on March, 2009 in the New Yorker entitled, “Is Long-Term Solitary Confinement Torture?” He concluded that “all human beings experience isolation as torture.” Manning is even administered regular doses of anti-depressants to prevent him from snapping due to his brutal treatment. Manning is not allowed to have a pillow or sheets on his bed and he is taken out of his cell for only one hour a day for exercise. Despite being a model detainee, Manning is kept in these harsh conditions. If that doesn’t constitute vindictiveness, I don’t know what does. However, there is another aspect to such harsh treatment and that is that it serves as a lesson to anyone who might ever think of going public with information about criminal behavior of the government. In other words, if you see immoral, unethical, illegal, corrupt, inhumane behavior, keep it to yourself or you’ll end up like Manning. What does this say about the U.S. as a country? Even a brig officer acknowledged that the conditions see next page

LETTERS Budgeting for police station too important to be be left to chief To the editor, Two years in a row, proposals for an expensive and elaborate police station have been rejected by Center Harbor voters — each time by both a larger number of votes and a higher percentage. Despite that, the selectmen have on their agenda to meet with the Chief of Police this Wednesday, April 6, at 10 a.m. to revisit this issue. The reason for two years of voter rejection is due to the methodology. Rather than research several options, and present voters with a choice, a building committee — advised by the chief of police — favored a solution the chief felt was optimum. The board then spent a lot of time and money, making detailed plans that would only be appropriate if the concept had been approved by the voters. Napoleon said “war is too important to be left to the generals.” A corollary could be “budgeting for police expenditures is too important to be left to the police.” When we shop for a big ticket item, the first question the salesperson asks is “what price range do you have in mind.” That question was never asked of the voters. Instead of a building committee, committees should be formed to explore various solutions, not to approve designs. Center Harbor is a town of 1,000 residents with no schools and few businesses. The RSA’s provide that it can be patrolled under the jurisdiction of the State Police. Let’s form a committee that understands these objective facts, not public officials and service members who have a subjective intent to construct a building which is great for them, but well in excess of Center Harbor’s needs and future growth patterns. If you take a look at all the land in Center Harbor, where would all these developments go that would reflect the “build for future growth” mentality that the current Building Committee preaches? Center Harbor’s population

is going to stay around 1,000 residents for a long long time, let’s construct something that reflects those facts. The solution most likely to win voter approval is one that reduces operating expenses and minimizes or eliminates the need for new construction. Three options which should be explored: 1. Contract with Meredith for use of their facilities, and build a small facility for administration, records storage, etc. on town owned property — either downtown or out near the fire station annex. Do a records retention analysis to see if some stored material could be digitized, microfilmed or disposed of. Negotiations with Meredith should be done with the town manager and selectmen — not at the level of a shift supervisor or the chief of police. This is a monetary issue for both towns, and if a favorable agreement can be reached, then the respective police departments would be directed to make it work — not that they shouldn’t be consulted along the way, but the decisions need to be made by the electorate. If booking and holding issues can’t be negotiated with Meredith, move them to Belknap County (where they would reside under contract with the Sheriff’s Department anyway). 2. Contract with the Sheriff’s Department for similar coverage to what we have (which Sheriff Craig Wiggin claims he can furnish at a substantially lower cost). This eliminates the need for a new building. Most of our officers could find a home with the Sheriff’s Department, and probably with better pay, benefits and working conditions. 3. Contract with the Sheriff’s Department to supplement State Police coverage. I do not believe it would serve the selectmen well to revisit the proposal which has been vote down two years in succession. If you want your voice to be heard, attend this meeting. Barry Borella Center Harbor

I go back to Goldwater & I’m not voting Republican ever again To the editor, Having been a life-long Republican since Goldwater and Nixon and after watching the fools in Concord and Washington, I will never vote again for a Republican! In N.H. they

are about to take our great state back about 20 years. What are they thinking? I did not vote for this. If only we could recall them all! Don Irvin Belmont

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LETTERS It’s still possible to buy high quality ‘Old Glory’ made in USA To the editor, One Laconia Daily Sun frequent letter writer protested recently, on two occasions, the fact that some American flags are made in China and we should, out of patriotism, boycott them and other Chinese products. For eons, U.S. companies have gone to Asian countries, including China, to manufacture products at reduced costs for labor and materials. 80-percent of toys are made there... some are your gifts at Christmas to your families. Manufacturers and major industry touted that as the American way and endorsed that free, capitalistic approach to increasing profits, their bottom line and their revenue, and your stock values for that matter. It is naive not to know that and international manufacturing and importation of products (from China and Asia) has allowed Americans to buy products at reduced costs, for better or for worse (i.e. lead paint issues). Whether one likes it or not, that has occurred for decades upon decades with companies that often regard profits over using U.S. employees to embolden America’s economy. It’s free enterprise, right? Without cheaper costs in production, many U.S. companies would go out of business. In actuality, one does not have to buy Chinese produced U.S. flags... ever. One of the largest flag companies in the world is Annin and Co. in the U.S. Today, Annin & Co. is America’s oldest (1847, NYC) and largest flag company, remaining heads and shoulders above any other U.S. flag manufacturing

company in the United States. The company is in Roseland/Verona, NJ, with embroidery facilities in Virginia and Ohio. It makes different flags for 192 different countries and 10,000 others for special occasions and utilities. Annin & Co. is still family-owned and operated and Annin attributes its longevity and success to its dedication to quality and service to its customers. Annin hires the best workers, trains them and gives them the best materials and equipment to work with and from that, gets the best quality flags. As a founding member of the Flags Manufacturer Association of America (FMAA), Annin certifies that its American flags have been ‘made in the USA of materials that are domestic in origin and that all processes in every step of its manufacture are completed in USA facilities with USA labor. They can be found in most large chain stores and hardware stores. To that one letter writer, please be aware that, of the 192 official country flags that Annin produces here at home, “China’s national flag” is one of the flags “made in the USA.” I suspect that you may want to write them and tell them to stop that despicable activity. Why don’t we just stop all international trade in general and paralyze America. Perhaps that would achieve your avocation to buy only American-produced products. Yee gad, that approach would put the U.S. industrial complex right down the porta-potty hole. Jack Polidoro Laconia

Public unions need to understand time of extravagance is over Dear to editor, In the interest of understanding recent union demonstrations, I offer this diatribe: Private sector unions are those that are established in private companies. Wages and benefits for these union members come from the profits of the materials or services produced by that company. Many state government workers are members of public sector unions. The wages and benefits provided for them come from the taxpayers pockets, and not from any profits produced. The more wages and benefits assigned, the more

taxes are required to cover the cost. These union protesters have secured jobs, Cadillac health care plans, automatic wage increases, and a fabulous retirement; all paid for by you, the taxpayer. In many cases, they have much more than the public that they are suppose to serve. These protesters need to understand that the time of extravagance is over. Relief needs to be forthcoming to the taxpayers, many of which are hurting. This state is in a very different financial reality now. It’s time for a change. Don Walker, Barnstead

from preceding page under which Manning is kept are likely to create long-term psychological injuries. Former U.S. Army Colonel and State Department official, Ann Wright, was recently arrested at a protest in support of Manning at Quantico Marine base. Daniel Ellsberg, a former Marine combat veteran in Vietnam, was also arrested. Seventy two year old Jules Orkin, an Army veteran, said, “I think that he (Manning) served a higher honor to expose things we’re doing wrong.” Manning has been accused of “aiding the enemy” and could face death if tried and convicted. However, if he had been silent and his silence only led to more corruption, criminality and deceit, wouldn’t he also have been at fault for this? I fully believe in the rule of law in that when a person undertakes a moral action

person must be willing to accept the consequences or rule of law. Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. understood that quite well. However, the extreme treatment that Manning has received over the past several months is far in excess of what he deserves given that he has not been convicted of a crime, that he has given honorable service to his country, and that he has exposed the terrible things done in the name of our government of which no American can feel any sense of pride. I urge readers to write to your legislators to investigate the treatment of Bradley Manning so that the brutality that has been directed against him for being a principled person will be stopped. (Leo R. Sandy is professor of counselor education at Plymouth State University and a consulting school

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We appropriated $20-million more for HHS, that’s not a ‘cut’ To the editor, I voted YES on the budget last week. Let me explain why. The Republicans ran on fiscally responsible values, promising no new taxes and fees. We kept our promise. We promised not to downshift costs to the cities and towns only to have them pass those costs onto the taxpayers. We kept our promise. We promised to trim the size and scope of government. We kept our promise. The bipartisan Ways and Means and Finance committees worked six to seven days a week for the past few months, often working 12 - 14 hours a day, to come up with a balanced budget. Yes, cuts were made, but they were not made recklessly or easily, and there has been plenty of exaggerations regarding those cuts. We have heard from many special interests groups, who were devastated by the thought of losing funding. Personally, I was concerned about our treatment of the disabled — children especially. At points in the process I wondered if I would be able to vote for the budget. But as always, the devil is in the details.

Start with the definition of “cut.” The Department of Health and Human Services spent $617-million dollars last year. This year, the N.H. House State Budget is giving them $637-million dollars. The number is higher than the amount they spent last year. Why then, are we subjected to rhetoric that the department faces “drastic, devastating, and immoral” cuts? It’s simply because they are getting less money than they ASKED for. How the department spends it is, by large measure, up to them. I hope they prioritize towards children and the disabled. Here is another way to look at the current situation with the budget. Over the past four years, the state budget increased 24-percent in total — not in dispute. That included 100 new fees or increased taxes. All this budget does is reduce those fattened budgets by 6.8-percent. 24-percent up over four years. 6.8-percent down over the next two. Doesn’t sound “reckless” that way does it? Let the Senate know they need to continue the promises made in the last election. Keep their feet to the fire the same way you did ours. Representative Greg Hill Northfield

Let’s try to reach out to each other, give a hand, help a neighbor To the editor, I listened to the House of Representatives debate their proposed budget on Thursday. Simultaneously, while I was listening to moving testimony about how the extremely negative impact with effect many citizens of our state I could hear chanting in the background outside of the House chamber which was actually an eerie feeling. I find the events of Wednesday and Thursday in Concord very sobering and disheartening. Some of the comments of the representatives were, “these representatives have abandoned their values and have abandoned their constituents..,” “Can we all just get along..,” “ideology over insight and political posturing over prudent government…” “Mr. Speaker, when are you going to let the public into the people’s house?” Then at the end of the session, after the vote Representative Hess spoke

on unanimous consent. He said, “in 21 years in this chamber I have never heard rhetoric more harsh and decorum more disrespectful. “That when issues bordering on legality cause us to hesitate it is wrong and should be abandoned immediately.” He went on to say that culture not rule books organize behavior and we have lost our culture in the last two days and in the days and weeks ahead, we should take one step toward each other and try to regain some of that culture.” I am saddened today and I imagine many other people are as well. We must continue on and I suggest to all that we try to reach out to each other, give a hand, help a neighbor and be mindful of how you treat people. John F. Kennedy said, “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” Carla Horne Meredith

They’re walking around with cold blocks of ice around their hearts To the editor, I read the articles in the Citizen and Sun pertaining to the rally held at the Statehouse in Concord protesting the budget cuts. Over 2,500 people showed up to protest the damages these cuts will produce to citizens in N.H. What I read that upset me the most was the total disregard Republicans showed. Republican House Speaker William O’Brien made a statement that made me wonder who he worked for. He said “The voices that speak to me are the taxpayers who say the spending is too much.” Does Mr. O’Brien not consider any of these 2,500 people to be taxpayers? Or perhaps he only considers people who agree with him to be taxpayers. I always thought when someone was elected to hold an

office they were there to enact laws to benefit ALL the citizens of N.H. not just the ones who agreed with them. And it didn’t stop there. Frank Tilton, another Republican, when asked if he thought the rally would have any effect on Republican Lawmakers, simply said “none” and walked away. This statement only reinforced Mr. O’Brien’s disregard and lack of concern for “ALL” N.H. citizens and simply put into perspective that Republicans do not want to negotiate and do not care. I couldn’t help but wonder, after reading these statements, how difficult it must be for these people to walk around with a cold block of ice surrounding their hearts. Nancy Parsons Laconia


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LETTERS Cuts can be more costly than saving; kindness is not shameful To the editor, Leaving the budget protest on Thursday in Concord, I walked down Depot Street. I came upon a man grumbling as he bought parking time from the dispenser. I asked, remembering my first time, “Have you figured that out?” He said, slip of paper now in hand, “Only government would come up with this.” He’d had to walk uphill from his car and now downhill again. We fell in together. He pointed at my sign and asked, “What’s that about?” My sign had large lettering: HELP! with smaller print below: “with this budget we’ll hear this a lot”. I told him I was just protesting the lean and mean budget at the Statehouse. He said, opening the door of his very good car, “At my house, what we don’t have, we don’t spend!” I said to him, “What if you said to your household, ‘We have only enough money for one, and that’s me. The rest of you have to go’?” He stood at his door and thought-

fully said, after a long pause, “It’d be way too quiet.” The budget is about family, yes. We are all one family, including those with special needs. Including those who risk their lives for the general safety. Including those who do the energyconsuming and time-consuming job of teaching our children. Including those who do public service, like the state employee I met who tests for radon, busy every day; and the state employee I listened to who is a security guard at one of our prisons. N.H. Senators, do not pass this budget. You have a turn, now, to care about New Hampshire. My Sen. Jeannie Forrester, please feel my positive thoughts coming your way, and lead in good judgment. Cuts can be more costly than they are saving, and kindness unto others is nothing shameful. Lynn Rudmin Chong Sanbornton

Almost all companies are awarding small raises this year To the editor, Based on statements made by Collette Worsman at the Belknap County budget meeting on March 31, and reported in this paper on April 1, it appears that her data points are not current yet they continue to be the basis of her position against supporting any pay increases for county or public employees. On a number of occasions she, and other Belknap County reps, have been quoted or heard directly as saying that most private sector employees have not had raises so why should county, or public, employees receive them. The fact is that published 2010 and 2011 data shows that the large majority of workers in the private sector did and are receiving raises, albeit not large ones. There are a number of national compensation surveys that can be viewed without having to purchase them, the three that I reviewed all show rela-

tively similar data for the U.S. private sector. Culpepper Compensation Survey and Services had a very easy to read March 2011 bulletin available on their website. The percentages of companies that are freezing pay have dropped significantly: in 2009 37-percent had a pay freeze, in 2010 it was down to 14-percent and in 2011 it is only 5-percent. In 2010, private sector salaries increased an average of 2.38-percent and in 2011 they are projected to increase by 2.86-percent. Data clearly shows that the argument that private sector employees are not receiving pay raises is not a valid argument. It is time to use current statistics and to support the hard-working employees of the towns in Belknap County as well as the county employees. Denise Doyle Meredith

If you believe they’ll only do 55 in the Broads, I have a bridge. . . To the editor, In response to Skip Murphy’s letter to the editor (Citizen, April 1), if it wasn’t for folks like him and SBOHN our legislature would not be wasting their time trying to overcome a common sense, working speed limit on Winnipesaukee. The 45/30 mph law has been working as did it’s 45/25 mph predecessor. Now these “get out of my way” cowboys want Senate Bill 27 as amended, to allow them a racetrack in over 30-percent of the big lake in which they can do 55-mph. If you believe they will only do 55-mph we have a bridge we want to sell you ! We still want to know how Marine Patrol is going to paint the boundary lines for the Broads. Maybe we should allow 55-mph in Market Square-

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GILFORD from page one Turning to the events of 1997-1998, Webber said that the official minutes offered the only definitive record of what occurred. He noted that speaking at a public hearing in December 1997 Chuck Clark, the chairman of the SAU Plannning Committee, described the administrative plan as “a work or plan in progress,” adding that “the school board will be the body that fine-tunes the particulars.” When the School District met in March 1998, Clark said that “the committee’s recommendations were illustrative only” and that “nothing was cast in stone.” At the same hearing, Carryl Krohne, chair of the School Board, explained that “the issue before the voters was a conceptual one.” On the strength of these remarks, made on the eve of the vote to establish the SAU, Webber claimed that voters understood that they were deciding only whether to leave the Laconia-based SAU and that the School Board would determine how to administer the district. Following the 1997 vote, an SAU Transition Committee was convened and in December recommended the SAU have a staff of five, including a superintendent, and a budget of $287,000. At the public hearing on the proposal, the committee was asked why its recommendation differed from the management plan presented a year earlier by the SAU Planning Committee. Evans Juris, a member of both committees, replied that “circumstances had changed”. Two weeks later the school board unanimously accepted the committee’s recommendation. Next Webber addressed the legal issues surrounding the 2011 warrant article and the superintendent’s position. He said that Barbara Loughman, the district’s attorney, advised the board that the warrant article was not binding, but advisory only. Moreover, Webber referred to a letter from Judith Fillion of the New Hampshire Department of Education (DOE), claiming that state law requires SAUs to provide “superintendent services” from preceding page The number of housing units increased in Sanbornton by 18.6-percent, from 1,359 to 1,612,; in Gilford by 18.5-percent, from 4,312 to 5,111; in Barnstead by 16.3-percent, from 1,994 to 2,319; in Belmont by 16.1-percent, from 3,113 to 3,615; in New Hampton by 14.7-percent, from 944 to 1,083; in Gilmanton by 14.6-percent, from 1,848 to 2,113; and in Meredith by by 12.8-percent, from 4,191 to 4,728.

and describes a “standard school” as directed and supervised by a principal and superintendent, excepting only SAUs with fewer than 400 pupils and no more than two schools. Webber proceeded to list the many advantages of the current administrative structure and closed by insisting that eliminating the superintendent would put the district on the wrong side of the law and jeopardize the accreditation of the middle and high schools. Immediately, David Horvath of the Budget Committee called on Webber to apologize for suggesting voters were “confused” when they endorsed the petitioned warrant article. “That is an erroneous, arrogant statement,” he said. “Twice we were very clear in 1997 and 2011. Don’t you make up our minds.” Kevin Leandro challenged Webber’s reading of history and interpretation of law, charging that he “cherry-picked” the record to suit his purposes. He pointed out that when the district was formed the only administrative plan approved by the school district voters and the DOE was that presented by the SAU Planning Committee, which did not include a superintendent in its administrative structure. He said that state law makes no mention of the SAU Transition Committee, which changed the original plan. Furthermore, he claimed that contrary to Fillion’s letter and Webber’s statements, nowhere does state law require school districts to appoint superintendents. “Nothing gives you the power to overrule the will of the people,” Leandro charged. He also described the board as “pretty arrogant, arrogant” and reminded Webber that “it’s pretty clear people are pretty pissed off.” “That’s it. Live with it,” retorted resident Joe Wernig in the board’s defense. “We have a great community here and I appreciate what the School Board has done. A lot of people are upset that the board is wasting all this time on this petitioned warrant article,” he continued. “You people are not going to be happy until we get rid of a superintendent.” Gilford with 799 new units, Meredith with 537, and Belmont with 502 joined Alton with 759 among the four towns to add 500 or more housing units. Laconia, the only city in the county, added 1,325 units. In New Hampshire, the number of housing units rose from 546,524 to 614,754 and the 68,230 new units counted represented an increase of 12.5-percent. — Michael Kitch




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LACONIA — With more than eight decades in the automobile industry behind them, many different vehicles have spent time in the showroom of Cantin Chevrolet. Some of those cars, such as Bel Airs, Corvettes, Camaros and Silverados, have reached iconic status. Monday and today, though, the dealership is hosting a vehicle that is perhaps more important than anything it’s seen before: a 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The car, though it is fully functional and has miles on its odometer, is for display purposes only and its visit at Cantins will end tonight at 7 p.m. No test drives can be had, even for begging journalists, and the dealership won’t be taking orders for new Volts for a few more months. Once the fall arrives, though, Carl DeProspo, general sales manager for Cantin, said the Volt will arrive as a regular sight on the dealership’s sales lot. It will bring the future of automobiles with it. “It’s a game-changer,” said DeProspo. “It’s something nobody else offers... From where I sit it is the most important car that’s come down.” It wouldn’t be unusual for a sales manager to hype a new model. However, DeProspo has reason to be

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GILFORD — School Superintendent Paul DeMinico warned the School Board last night that possible reductions in state contributions to the New Hampshire Retirement System and appropriations for vocational education could require cuts of more than $565,000 to the 2011-2012 2school district budget adopted last month. Scott Isabelle, assistant superintendent for business, said that the state share of the employer contribution to the retirement system amounts to $387,020 and state funding for students enrolled at the Huot Technical Education Center in Laconia comes to $248,242. In addition, Isabelle anticipated that heating oil would exceed budgeted appropriations by $37,000. Isabelle said that the budget includes $105,000 for vocational education, which would partially offset the loss of state funding, reducing the net effect of possible cuts in state aid to $567,262. Stressing that the state budget will not be adopted

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LIBYA from page two by military commissions. In New York on Monday, the government unsealed an indictment that outlined its case. It charged Mohammed and the others with 10 counts relating to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The indictment said that in late August 2001, as the terrorists in the United States made final preparations, Mohammed was notified about the date of the attack and relayed that to al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.

The Justice Department got a judge to dismiss the indictment Monday because of the change in trial plans. Some 9/11 family members applauded the change to military trials. “We’re delighted,” said Alexander Santora, 74, father of deceased firefighter Christopher A. Santora. The father called the accused terrorists “demonic human beings, they’ve already said that they would kill us if they could, if they got the chance they would do it again.”

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DEATH from page one ty’s body he could barely tell him to call 9-1-1. John said he grabbed his phone, dialed 9-1-1, and ran across the hall where he found Denty sitting crosslegged on her bedroom floor with her head nearly touching the floor. “It was like she was in some (yoga) position,” he said. John said Denty’s child was wearing only a diaper that hadn’t been changed in a while. He said his friends took the child into another apartment while he tried to follow the instructions he was getting from the 9-1-1 operator. He said he was unable to unbend her because, for a reason he couldn’t explain, her bedroom window was wide open and the room was freezing cold. “I don’t understand why that window was open. It snowed that day (Friday),” he said noting that the rush of cold air he felt when he went into the bedroom was like “opening the refrigerator on a really hot day.” While John waited for police and firefighters, he said they cleaned the child. “He was hungry. He ate a whole Pop Tart and drank a big glass of milk before (a representative from the state Division of Child, Youth and Family Services) took him away,” John said. He also said he noticed Denty’s cell phone was only about two yards away from her and wondered aloud why, if she was sick, she didn’t call for help. He said he remembered the last two times he spoke with her because of

the marked difference in her behavior. John said he saw her on Thursday evening and he and his wife, who had just gotten home from work, watched her leave the building without her son. “She looked good,” he said although he said it was unusual because her son was nearly always with her. He said she was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and her hair was in a pony tail. He said the next time he saw her was Friday although he didn’t speak to her. He said his wife was returning home from work and Denty was outside and asked her if she had a cigarette. John said his wife doesn’t smoke but he does. Trying to quit, he said he was out of cigarettes that night. He said his wife told him Denty’s eyes looked “different” and she was standing outside in the cold, barefooted and dressed only in shorts and a T-shirt. “I wish I had had a cigarette,” he said, wiping away tears. “Maybe I could have helped her.” Chief Moyer said there is an active and ongoing investigation into Denty’s death although he said it didn’t appear to be a homicide. “It’s just too soon to know anything,” he said. A woman from the N.H. Medical Examiner’s Officer confirmed her office had done an autopsy but declined further comment. If anyone has any information please call Laconia Police at 524-1717 or 524-5252.

BETTENCOURT from page 3 tion to the poor. Bettencourt stood by his comments later Friday, but on Saturday sent McCormack a letter saying that upon reflection, his comments were “undiplomatic and a better choice of words was both warranted and appropriate.” But Bettencourt also said that for many Catholics, McCormack’s “presence as bishop is an ongoing reminder of an evil that was perpetrated on those most vulnerable and innocent.” “My comments reflected my feelings toward someone who, in his position, played such a prominent role in a terribly dark chapter in the history of the Catholic Church,” Bettencourt wrote. He also defended his reaction to McCormack’s criticism of the House budget. House budget writers “poured their hearts” into protecting the most vulnerable, he wrote. Gov. John Lynch and the Washing-

ton-based group Catholics United urged Bettencourt to retract his comments. A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote Republican House Speaker William O’Brien on Monday urging him to condemn the comments. In his meeting with reporters Monday, Bettencourt, who is Catholic, said he took time to reflect and pray about the issue during the weekend and accepts responsibility for not living up to his own high standard for public statements. “I failed to separate the man from his church,” he said of McCormack. But he said he wanted to tell McCormack to his face his words were poorly chosen regardless of his strong opinions on the sex abuse issue. “A man of God should not be addressed in that fashion,” he said. Bettencourt also said he has pulled down his Facebook page for a while.


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UConn beats Butler, 53-41 for basketball crown HOUSTON (AP) — The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer. On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was, winning the national championship Monday night with an old-fashioned, grinding 53-41 beatdown of the Bulldogs. Walker finished with 16 points for the Huskies (32-9), who won their 11th straight game since closing the regular season with a 9-9 Big East record that foreshadowed none of this. They closed it out with a defensive showing for the ages, holding Butler to a 12-for-64 shooting. That’s 18.8 percent, the worst ever in a title game, which made for an ugly overall night but turned into the kind of game a grizzled old coach like Jim Calhoun could love. At age 68, he became the oldest coach to win the NCAA championship and joined John Wooden, Adolph Rupp, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight as only the fifth coach to win three NCAA titles. “It may be the happiest moment of my life,” Calhoun said. Calhoun designed this win by accepting the reality that the rim was about as wide as a pancake on a defensive-minded night in Houston, by making his players pound the ball inside and insisting on the kind of defense that UConn played during this remarkable run, but which often got overshadowed by Walker’s theatrics. “The halftime speech was rather interesting,” Calhoun said. “The adjustment was we were going to

out-will them and outwork them.” Connecticut outscored Butler by an amazing 26-2 in the paint. The Bulldogs (28-10), in their second straight title game and hoping to put the closing chapter on the ultimate “Hoosiers” story, went a mind-numbing 13 minutes, 26 seconds in the second half making only one field goal. During that time, a 25-19 lead turned into a 41-28 deficit. This for a team that never trailed Duke by more than six during last year’s epic final. That time, Gordon Hayward’s desperation halfcourt heave bounced off the backboard and rim, barely missing. This time, UConn was celebrating before the buzzer sounded, Calhoun pumping his fists and hugging an assistant while the Huskies ran to the sideline and soaked in the confetti. The version of “Hoosiers” with the happy ending is still available on DVD. UConn, meanwhile, gets the real celebration. Joining Walker in double figures were Jeremy Lamb with 12 points, including six during UConn’s pullaway run, and Alex Oriakhi with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Just as impressive were the stats UConn piled up on defense. Four steals and 10 blocks, including four each by Oriakhi and Roscoe Smith, and a total clampdown of Butler’s biggest stars, Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack. Howard went 1 for 13 and Mack went 4 for 15. Butler’s 41 points were 10 points fewer than the worst showing in the shot-clock era in a championship game. (Michigan scored 51 in a loss to Duke in 1992), and the 18.8 percent shooting broke a record that had stood since 1941.

BUS from page 3 described as a swishing sound, and a man near the back of the bus went to investigate. Clement said she and others got so cold they thought the air conditioning was on, until they realized the bathroom window was open. Someone called 911. “I went to the front of the bus to tell the driver, and he said ‘There’s no way people fell out of the bus,’” she said. “I said ‘Dude, I’m telling you, two people are missing.” The driver pulled off the highway. A state police trooper found Johnson and Davis lying in the breakdown lane of Route 2 in Shirley with extensive injuries. The other passengers were interviewed by police until the early hours of the morning Sunday. There was no fight, Clement said. “They were just goofing around. They were happy. They were joking.” The men tumbled out of the bus nearly 12 hours after the beer-drinking trip began, investigators said. “The initial investigation indicates that the two men had been roughhousing in the back of the chartered bus, near and in the restroom” before they fell out, Early said. “The driver, unaware that the men had fallen out of the bus, continued for several miles before pulling off the highway,” Early said. Most of the passengers on the bus were friends from the Gardner Ale House, where Clement is a manager and Johnson was a regular customer.

“He was always happy,” Clement said. “He was always a ray of sunshine. We’ll miss him.” The Colonial Tours bus was heading back to Gardner in central Massachusetts. State police impounded the bus for the investigation. The company did not respond to several messages for comment. One of the brew pubs the group visited was the Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, N.H. A Redhook spokesman said in a statement that the brewery was “saddened by the tragic event,” but would not comment further pending the results of the investigation. Police believe alcohol was a factor. Johnson was a Michigan native who moved to Massachusetts eight or nine years ago, said his stepfather, Martin Roza of Lake Elsinore, Calif. He lived with his girlfriend and ran his own tiling business in the small working class city about 60 miles west of Boston. “He was the most likeable and amicable person in the family,” Roza said, adding that Johnson kept the scattered family in touch, with his mother, Katherine, in California, fraternal twin brother in Connecticut, and sister and father in Michigan. “He was a good looking guy, a lady killer, we always said he should come out here and make it in Hollywood.” The Rozas are flying to Massachusetts on Tuesday and are planning a memorial service later in the week. “His mother just wants to hold his hand one last time,” Martin Roza said.

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REQUEST FOR BIDS The Town of Meredith is accepting sealed bids to for the CATTLE LANDING TOWN DOCKS REPLACEMENT PROJECT for the Spring of 2011. The Bid specifications are available at the Finance Department, Town Hall, 41 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253 or on the Town’s website at: Questions regarding the bid specifications may be directed to the Building & Grounds Department at 603-279-6352. All bids must be returned to the Finance Department clearly marked: RFP-2011 Cattle Landing Town Docks Replacement by 12:00 pm, Noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Town of Meredith, 41 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253 Telephone: 603-279-4538 FAX: 603-677-1090

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Harry C. Grubb, 72 SANBORNTON — Harry C. Grubb, 72, of Sanbornton, died on March 31, 2011 at the Franklin Regional Hospital. Mr. Grubb was born January 7, 1939 in Fitchburg, Mass., the son of Charles R. and Barbara (Frink) Grubb. He was a longtime resident of Sanbornton and had been employed at N.H. Ball Bearings, Inc. for nineteen years and at Wal-Mart in Tilton for seven years. Mr. Grubb loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and canoeing. He was very happily married to his wife, Patricia for twenty-nine years. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. (Nash) Grubb, of Sanbornton; three sons, Harry C. Goldstine of Missouri, Robert Magnan, of Missouri and Scott Goldstine, of New York; several grandchildren

and a brother, Carl Grubb. There will be no calling hours. A Gathering & Service for family and friends will be held at the Northfield Community Pine’s, 31 Summer Street, Northfield, N.H., on Sunday, April 10, 2011 from Noon to 4:00 PM with a Service at 1:00PM. For more information, please call 603-286-8653. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

Martha M. Bourque, 81 BELMONT — Martha Marilyn (Smith) Bourque, 81, of Brown Hill Road went to be with our Lord on April 1, 2011, after a long battle with heart disease and diabetes. Mrs. Bourque was born in Tewksbury, Mass. on May 14, 1929. She was raised by the late Royal A. and Edna (Willey) Smith, of North Woodstock, N.H. She graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1948. She wed Maurice Isaac Bourque in June of 1949 and they remained married until his passing September 23, 2010. Mrs. Bourque was a retired N.H. State employee, working at the Laconia State School until 1990. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post #58 for many years. A very social person, Martha or “Mardie”, as many folks called her, could make you feel at ease quickly. She loved a good joke and had a marvelous sense of humor. Mrs. Bourque is survived by those who will cherish her memory; a daughter, Maureen Amell, of Loudon, N.H.; two sons, Michael Bourque of Belmont, N.H. and Mitch Bourque of Houston, Texas; a dear cousin and friend, Susan (Avery) Martin, of Epsom, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Diana Bourque, of Belmont, N.H.; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bourque was predeceased by a son,

Marshall C. Bourque, who passed in 2008. The family of Mrs. Bourque would like to acknowledge Dr. Mary Claire Paicopolis of Laconia Cardiology for her many years of care as well as the healthcare professionals of Concord Hospital for their diligence and caring expertise for making her last days peaceful. Calling hours will take place at the WilkinsonBeane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 PM. A Service will follow the calling hours at 7:00 PM also at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Spring burial will be in family lot in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, NH Affiliate, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 or to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

Fall Prevention for Landscapers workshop rescheduled GILFORD — The OSHA Fall Prevention for Landscapers workshop scheduled for April 1 was postponed by the snow storm and has now been recscheduled for Tuesday, April 12. The workshop will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Belknap Sportman’s Assocaition at 182 Lily Pond Road.

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NOTICE THE SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST WILL MEET ON APRIL 7, 2011 4:30 P.M. AT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE. THIS SESSION IS BEING HELD TO MAKE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO THE CHECKLIST Supervisors of the Checklist Marilyn Brown, Ward 1 Jane MacFadzen, Ward 2 Beth Vachon, Ward 3 David Hough, Ward 4 Barbara Cushing-Moore, Ward 5 Lynda Brock, Ward 6

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Tonight’s ‘Live at the Freight Room’ features ‘The 9’s’ LACONIA — “The 9’s”, a collaboration of singersongwriters Audrey Drake and Harmony Markie, with percussion and guitar by Peter Lawlor, will be the featured artists at tonight’s (Tuesday, April 5) “Live at The Freight Room” songwriter’s showcase. The event is held each Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is BYOB and there is a $10 cover charge. “The 9’s” will perform originals by both artists , as well as some offbeat covers. There will also be a podcast available at The Freight Room is located at 94 New Salem Street, between the downtown railway station and the Police Station.

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Area Committee on Aging to meet at Wesley Woods CONCORD — The Area Committee on Aging invites area seniors and service providers to a presentation by Darlene Cray from the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman at Wesley Woods at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 8. Cray will speak about how the program functions within the state, share important information on the Certified Ombudsman Volunteer Representatives, and address the Patient’s Bill of Rights. The meeting will also include presentations rela-

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‘Eating for Life’ whole foods cooking class at Pines Community Center April 7 NORTHFIELD — Louisa Dell’Amico will offer her cooking class, “Eating for Life” at the Pines Community Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. The menu will include Thai sweet potato curry with seitan, spring rolls with sweet/sour dipping sauce, and mango smoothie with rosewater, plus more to be announced. “I think as Americans, we’re finally recognizing that we need to increase our intake of plant-based foods such as beans, grains, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds,” said Dell’Amico. “The current trend toward processed, pre-packaged food, fast food, and restaurant food has taken an enormous toll on the health of the general public. We are paying for it

with increasing incidences of heart disease, diabetes type II, cancer, and obesity and there’s not much support out there if you’re trying to improve your eating habits.” Dell’Amico will do a demonstration on how to prepare seitan, or “wheat meat,” a popular substitute for meat among vegetarians. Seitan is made from the gluten of wheat by washing the dough with water until the starch dissolves. It’s cooked in tamari soy sauce and water, and is one of the only soy-free meat replacements. “I know ‘gluten-free’ is the trend right now, but there’s no scientific basis for it unless you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease. Some people with gastro-intestinal problems may find that eliminat-

ing wheat from their diet helps to alleviate their symptoms, but for healthy folks, wheat is good for you,” said Dell’Amico, who has an A.A.S. in dietetic technology and has been eating a plant-based diet for more than 40 years. The class allows for plenty of experimentation, and people are encouraged to try new foods they’ve never cooked before. Participants will sample their creations at around 7:30 p.m. Cost for the class is $15 plus a $10 lab fee. To register, send a check to Pines Community Center, 61 Summer St., Northfield, NH 03276 or call 286-8653. Checks must be received no later than Tuesday, April 5 and the class size will be limited to 15 participants.

Meredith Rec offering flashlight Easter egg hunts Laconia Post Office on April 8 and 9 at Community Center’s gym participating in Passport Day on Saturday

MEREDITH — The Parks & Recreation Department will host a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt for children in grades 4 through 8 on Friday, April 8, from 8 to 9 p.m. Meet in the Community Center gym. Please bring proper footwear, a flashlight and a bag to for collection. Registration is required by April 6. The annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community

Center Birthday Party will be held on Saturday, April 9. The hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. and children must be signed in before the event begins. The birthday party will begin immediately following the hunt. Lunch will be provided for participants and there will be face painting, prizes, a jumpy house, climbing wall and more. There is no charge.

LACONIA — The United States Postal Service is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2011, a national passport acceptance and outreach event on Saturday, April 9. Select Post Offices in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, including the one in downtown Laconia, will provide passport information to U.S. citizens and accept passport applications during specified hours — 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Laconia. No appointment is necessary. U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government. Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center tollfree at 1-877-487-2778.

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Silent epic ‘Ben Hur’ Lakers Pee Wee 1 team wins Seacoast Tourney title to be screened with live music at Flying Monkey PLYMOUTH — The 1925 Hollywood’s epic “Ben Hur, A Tale of The Christ” will return to the silver screen at the Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performing Arts Center accompanied by live music beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Among the first movies to tell a Biblical-era story on a gigantic scale, “Ben Hur” tells the story of a Jewish family in Jerusalem whose fortune is confiscated by the Romans and its members jailed. The enslaved family heir, Judah Ben Hur (played by Ramon Novarro, a leading heartthrob of the silent era), is inspired by encounters with Christ to pursue justice, which leads him to a series of adventures in his quest to find his mother and sister and restore his family fortune. The MGM blockbuster was among the most expensive films of the silent era, taking two years, employing a cast of thousands, and costing between $4 — 6 million. The famous chariot race scene, shot on a mammoth dirt racetrack in a gigantic replica of a Roman stadium, was among the most complicated and dangerous sequences filmed in the silent era. Celebrity “extras” in the scene included stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Harold Lloyd, Lionel Barrymore, John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, and a very young Clark Gable. “Ben Hur” was remade in the 1950s in a color and wide-screen version starring Charleston Heston that garnered 11 Academy Awards. MGM executives at the time, aware of the superiority of the original, solicited the FBI out to destroy or confiscate collector copies. Fortunately, the studio did preserve the negative of the 1925 version. An original print with the color sequences was discovered in the Czech Republic in the 1980s, and these have been incorporated in the restoration being screened at the Flying Monkey. “Beh Hur” will be accompanied by live music by local composer Jeff Rapsis. Admission is $5. Dinner is also available for patrons who arrive early. For more information, call 536-2551 or visit

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LACONIA — The Parks & Recreation Department will host a babysitting course on Both Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, May 14. Students must be at least 11-years-old and the hours both days will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $5 for Meredith residents and $60 for non-residents. Registration deadlines are April 14 and May 12.

Pictured here is the Lakers Pee Wee 1 team celebrating its win at the Seacoast Tournament. Coaches include Kevin McCarthy, Rich Ricker, John Hanaway, Scott Burns and Glen Waring. Players include Alex Mckenna, Micah Pollak, Matthew Fuller, Nick Waring, Callum Bronson, Dylan Treamer, Ethan Becker, Cody Burns, John Franklin, Austin Chasse, Caleb Drouin, Gus Kromer, Collin Sheehan, Bryce Ricker, Garrett McCarthy, Ryan Hanaway and Jacob Burhans. (Courtesy photo)

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association Pee Wee 1 team recently captured the championship of the Seacoast Tournament. The Lakers beat the Maine Breakers 6-3 to earn a spot in the title contest against the Berlin Sabres and the local team again came out on top the next day. Coach Glen Waring said: “I, along with the entire

coaching staff, are extremely proud of these 17 young men and women for their determination, dedication and incredible drive to be successful. It was truly my pleasure to be a part of this exceptional group of players. I am certain that by staying true to these characteristics these players will be successful in wherever their lives take them.”

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Friends of Music will present a concert of chamber music by The Hanani Trio at Brewster Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Violinist Yehonatan Berick, cellist Yehuda Hanani, and pianist Walter Ponce will perform selections of

celebratory music to honor the Friends’ 75th anniversary. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black’s Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling 5692151; or by visiting

MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 will host a Meat Bingo event at 3 p.m. on Saturday April 9.

All proceeds will directly benefit the the SAL and Auxilliary Scholarship Fund. The public is invited. No smoking, please.

The Hanani Trio performing in Wolfeboro on April 9

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

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

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



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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are well aware that you don’t have to over-spend your hard-earned cash to dress with style. You’ll add to your wardrobe, and you could even come up with a new signature look. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You love people who don’t take themselves too seriously, because it allows you to let your guard down and just be yourself. You’ll encounter someone like this today, and you’ll both have a good chuckle. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your most endearing qualities come to the fore on this carefree day. You will favorably engage others, even complete strangers, with your curious, playful approach. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your love of beauty disallows you to purchase anything that falls short of your standards of elegance. What you want is not always immediately affordable, but eventually you find a way. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be doing different types of work and will benefit from taking a moment to switch gears between tasks. Tonight: Remember to turn up the charm, and you’ll have social success. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 5). You’ll display your visionary powers, and others really catch on to your train of thought. In honing your leadership qualities, you’ll shape the future. Good luck in May will broaden your financial horizons. Family additions happen in June. July brings a welcome change of pace. Relationships will be a source of fun and adventure. Leo and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 2, 44, 38 and 16.

by Darby Conley

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Too much thinking could prevent you from diving in and getting things accomplished. You can effectively calm the internal chatter through exercise, breath work or being in water. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). No one is young forever. Whether you are enjoying your own youth or someone else’s, revel in it for the exquisite gift it is. Let the fresh energy inform all of your senses. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will benefit from noticing what’s going on outside of your life and world. The enlarged perspective not only helps you to feel better about your life, but it also allows you to make an informed move. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your priorities are obvious. You value beauty, comfort and quality and surround yourself with the same. Your environment will be a lovely haven for those around you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your mettle will be tested as you meet with a situation that requires you to take a mindover-matter type of approach. The task may be uncomfortable, but if you just do it, it will be over soon enough. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Assuming that you already know something would be dangerous now. Instead, keep your eyes wide open in the spirit of wonder and curiosity. This attitude will lead to amazing good luck. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You would always rather be one who brings energy into a room instead of one who sucks energy out it. It will take effort, preparation and a proactive gesture in order to accomplish this today.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2011. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union; co-defendant Morton Sobell was sentenced to 30 years in prison (he was released in 1969). On this date: In 1614, Pocahontas, daughter of the leader of the Powhatan tribe, married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. (A convert to Christianity, she went by the name Lady Rebecca.) In 1621, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts on a monthlong return trip to England. In 1792, George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states. In 1811, English philanthropist Robert Raikes, a promoter of Sunday schools, died in Gloucester, England, at age 74. In 1895, Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, who’d accused the writer of homosexual practices. In 1964, Army General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington at age 84. In 1976, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston at age 70. In 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later. In 1988, a 15-day hijacking ordeal began as gunmen forced a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet to land in Iran. In 1991, former Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, his daughter Marian and 21 other people were killed in a commuter plane crash near Brunswick, Ga. One year ago: An explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, W.Va., killed 29 workers. In a televised rescue, 115 Chinese coal miners were freed after spending eight days trapped in a flooded mine, surviving an accident that had killed 38. Today’s Birthdays: Movie producer Roger Corman is 85. Country music producer Cowboy Jack Clement is 80. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is 74. Country singer Tommy Cash is 71. Actor Michael Moriarty is 70. Pop singer Allan Clarke (The Hollies) is 69. Writer-director Peter Greenaway is 69. Actor Max Gail is 68. Actress Jane Asher is 65. Singer Agnetha (ag-NEE’-tah) Faltskog (ABBA) is 61. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 59. Rock musician Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 45. Country singer Troy Gentry is 44. Singer Paula Cole is 43. Actress Krista Allen is 40. Country singer Pat Green is 39.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Auction to benefit Laconia Sachems Football. 6:30 p.m. start (5:30 preview) at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery in Gilford. All money raised will go to the Laconia High School Boys JV and varsity football programs. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight Station. Screening of “Pushing the Elephant” at Plymouth State University’s Boyd Hall Auditorium 7 p.m. Film explores ethnic violence in Africa. For more information call 535-2525. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Program: Time-lapse and video with Tom Guilmette. “Planning Your Herb Garden” workshop offered by Lakes Region Community College. 4 and 5:30 p.m. $20. To register call 524-3207. Registration for Belmont Parks & Recreation Department’s summer camp program. 6 to 7 p.m. at the Winnisquam Fire Station. Information at Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All from ages 4 to 104 are welcome, as are people of all skill levels. We will teach. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Genealogy Club meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments. Drop-In rug hooking at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to join Carol Dale and give hooking a try. Pre-School Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 3-5. Sing songs, listen to a story and create a craft. Group size limited to 15. Sign-up required. BabyGarten at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. For babies to 18 months. Sign songs, share stories and move to music. Sign-up in the Childrens’ Room. Philosophy Club meeting at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contemplate and discuss life’s questions in a comfortable, friendly environment. All are welcome. Gilford Clickers meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library. New members looking to improve their photographic skills are always welcome. A Poetic State of Mind program at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gilford poet Kelley Jean White leads a discussion of poems by Robert Frost, Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, Marie Harris and others. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 Free technology training program hosted by the Meredith Chamber of Commerce. 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at Mill Falls. A session devoted to exploring ways to utilize the latest technological solutions to cost-effectively attain goals. Open to the entire business community. For reservations call the Chamber at 279-6121. Spring open house at Lakeland School in Meredith. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet faculty, students and parents, take a tour and enjoy refreshments. Pre-school through 8th grade.

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

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 Support group meeting for those who are separated or divorced. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Experience compassion, sharing and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. You are welcome. Refreshments and free lending library available. For information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. (Every Wednesday) TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. A Poetic State of Mind program at the Gilford Public Library. Noon to 1 p.m. Gilford poet Kelley Jean White leads a discussion of poems by Robert Frost, Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, Marie Harris and others. All are welcome. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Sign-up is helpful. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m.

‘Margaritaville in Meredith’ hosted on April 15 MEREDITH — The Chamber of Commerce invites the public to “Margaritaville in Meredith,” an evening of Caribbean culinary delights and dancing to the music by Annie & the Orphans at Church Landing at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15. An opportunity for those in the area to come together for an evening of fun before the start of the busy summer season, “Margaritaville” will feature a Pirate’s Treasure Raffle and Silent Auction featuring golf certificates to area golf courses, ski passes for next season to several New Hampshire ski area, and several weekend getaways to Granite State resorts. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce office. For more information, call 279-6121.

CAPTION: Annie & the Orphans will provide entertainment at “Margaritaville in Meredith,” a pre-summer celebration sponsored by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at Church Landing to be held at Church Landing at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15. (Courtesy photo)

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic to read at Plymouth State University on April 14 PLYMOUTH — The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series at Plymouth State University will host a reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic at the Silver Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Simic has written more than 60 books, including the poetry collections “What the Grass Says,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The World Doesn’t End,”

“Walking the Blackcat,” “Jackstraws,” “The Voice at 3:00 AM,” “My Noiseless Entourage,” and most recently, “That Little Something.” Simic writes with a dark sense of humor and a keen eye for the surreal. He was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate in 2007 at which time Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said, “The range of Charles Simic’s imagination is evident in his stunning and unusual imagery. He handles language with the skill of a master craftsman, yet his poems are easily accessible, often meditative and surprising. He has given us a rich body of highly organized poetry with shades of darkness and flashes of ironic humor.” Simic responded that he was honored to be selected “because I am an immigrant boy who didn’t speak English until I was 15.” Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1938, Simic emigrated to the U.S. in 1954. His first poems were published when he was 21; his first collection in 1967, the year after he graduated from New York University with a degree in Russian. His many awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1973, Simic has lived in New Hampshire where he was Professor of English (now emeritus) at UNH for 34 years. Free tickets for Simic’s reading are available by calling 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. The reading will be followed by a reception.

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Dear Annie: Through circumstances beyond our control, my husband and I recently found ourselves homeless for about a month, and we slept in our car. We had two dogs. A friend took one, but no one wanted “Rex.” Temporary boarding was not economically feasible. Keeping him in the car proved impossible. All the animal rescues and humane societies in our area were full, and they turned us down. Someone reported the situation to the authorities, and we had no choice but to take Rex to the animal shelter. Three days later, my family members, who didn’t offer us so much as floor space during this time, heard about Rex. They never once considered taking him. When my brother and his wife found out we put Rex in the pound, they sent a newsletter to all the relatives discussing our “abuse” of the dog. They said I was hated, immoral and inhumane and should be ousted from the family. Most family members thought the newsletter was uncompassionate. But my brother stands by his opinion, and I’ve received nasty phone messages from him on my voicemail. My elderly parents saw the letter, and my brother received a tearful call from them. This made him even angrier. We have never been close, but to publicly announce such hatred toward family going through hard times is beyond my comprehension. We are now settled in our new home and doing well. We discovered that Rex had been adopted by a loving family, and I passed the happy word. But the message I received from my brother was, “Rex is happier without you. You are an abuser.” I feel I am grieving the loss of my brother. How can someone you love kick you at your lowest? -- Heartbroken Outcast Dear Heartbroken: Some people are incapable of feeling compassion for other humans and overcompensate by focusing on animals. But the fact that your brother wouldn’t take

Rex himself indicates he was simply looking for an excuse to berate you. He probably has issues going back to childhood. You cannot make him a more loving brother. Stop listening to his messages and concentrate on your new life. Dear Annie: I work hard to keep my weight down. I eat healthful meals, most of them cooked at home by me, and I work out every day. There is no easy fix to weight problems, only a lifelong habit of healthy living. I am the caregiver for my 89-year-old mother. We spend a lot of time in various doctors’ offices and hospitals. I am appalled at the weight problems in the nursing profession. It is bad advertising to walk into a cardiologist’s office and be helped by a nurse who weighs more than 300 pounds. Doctors are in the business of keeping people healthy, and their nurses should be models of good health. -- Gone to the Gym Dear Gone: Overweight people need jobs, too, and perhaps working in a doctor’s office will encourage someone to become healthier. For all you know, this nurse used to weigh 500 pounds. We agree it is not good “advertising,” but you are there for the doctor’s expertise. Please let them handle their staff. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Discriminated Against,” who thought she was asked inappropriate questions at a job interview. I felt sorry for her difficult situation. When I was a graduate student, I was taught that if you are asked an illegal question, you should gently respond, “Will my answer make a difference to the hiring process?” It is less standoffish than, “You’re not allowed to ask me that,” and it gives the interviewer a chance to save face. Luckily, I never had to use these techniques, but was grateful to be prepared. -- Happy Prof in Canada Dear Happy: Thanks for a great suggestion. We hope our readers will tuck it away for when they might need it.

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




German Shepherd Collie mix. Female, 4 months old, up to date on shots $500. 528-9448

2004 Buick Rendezvous- All Wheel drive, 98K Miles, Blue Book $6,800 asking $5,800. 455-8844

SHIH Tzu puppies for sale. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450 each (603)539-1603.

Autos 1966 MUSTANG COUP-Rebuilt motor, Great Condition. Mostly restored. $9,500 455-6296 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee132K, 4-Wheel Drive, leather, automatic, loaded with options! $2,095 OBO. Call Scott at 603-369-0494 1996 VW Jetta: Clean, runs great, needs nothing. Recently inspected. No low ball. $1,500. 343-3753. 1997 Green Honda Accord 2 dr. new winter tires, great shape, inspected, 126K miles.$3800 call 387-0927 1999 Chrysler Sebring- 73K Miles, new tires, runs great. $3,200. 455-6296 2001 Ford F-150 4X4 Extended Cab. 105K miles, V8 needs a little tlc...runs great! Green & tan, remote start, a/c, power windows, locks. First $5,000 takes it! Needs battery & rear axle seal. 455-3361 2003 Subaru Legacy- Loaded with extras, 91K miles, excellent condition! $5,500 OBO. 393-8535

2008 KIA SPECTRA SX-5- 60K Miles, one owner, clear title, motivated seller, $8,500/BO (603) 630-4294 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

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

Business Opportunities Investor Wanted $126,000 loan 20% Interest Secured by real estate 60% LTV 12 Month terms. No Points-

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For Rent $500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT at Mountain View apartments in Laconia. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2 & 3-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 & $850 + utilities; Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT at the Bypass, 2 bedroom, outstanding screened porch basement storage, $850 plus utilities security and references. 603-630-1296. CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $650/Month. No pets. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Attic Storage. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471. FRANKLIN: 2BR Mobile home for rent, $700 plus utilities, Security deposit required, no dogs.

For Rent GILFORD: 1BR apartment over country store. $800/month, everything included. Contact Sara, Monday-Friday, 6am- 2pm for appointment, 293-8400, or leave message after 2pm at 455-0461. GORGEOUS 1-Bedroom condo in Laconia. 1st floor, hardwood floors, open-concept, new appliances. $1,100/Month includes, heat/hot water, cable, Internet, washer/dryer, fitness room access. Not smoking/No pets. 630-8171 HOUSE Share, Country setting, Shaker Rd. $650 includes everything. Sec deposit and references Call 630-1296. LACONIA 1-Bedroom - Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 Laconia Almost New Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury 2 Bedroom Condominium. Stainless, hardwood, central air, large deck. $1,200. No smoking, no pets please. One year lease. Call 603-293-9111 for information. LACONIA Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath, newly renovated. $850 per month plus security deposit. Many amenities. 279-5991. LACONIA wonderful 2 bedroom, close to hospital, town and Rte 106. Laundry, porch, modern kitchen, $750+ utilities. 455-0874. Laconia- 2 bedroom 1st floor, off street parking, coin-op laundry, dishwasher. $850/Month. includes heat/hot water. No dogs/No Smoking. References/Security required. 387-4885. LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. FREE WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity.

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA-Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly reduced to $160/Week. Newly painted, off street parking. Utilities not included. Available now. References & $650 Security deposit required. 1 Year lease. 603-524-3759

Moultonborough-Center Harbor- 2 bedroom energy efficient home, walking distance from super market. $950/Month plus utilities. 455-9313

LACONIA: Studio apartment, $135/week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665. Laconia: 1-Bedroom apt. 3rd floor. Off-street parking for one. Rent $580/monthly or $135/weekly. Also 2-room apartment on 2nd, $560/Month or $130/Week. Both include utilities. Security 2-weeks rent. 934-7358 LACONIA: Charming 1-Bedroom, 1st floor apartment in great neighborhood. Large yard, parking, washer/dryer hookups, $685/Month + utilities. 524-2453.


Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: Furnished Room for Rent in the country, cable/internet, washer/dryer included. $125/week. No smokers. 934-3345.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428.

NORTHFIELD: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, both on 1st floor and with direct access to basement with coin-op laundry, $215 & $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234

LACONIA: Sunny, 1-Bedroom, hardwood floors, 3rd floor, washer/dryer hookup, heat, $600. Security & references. (603)293-7038.

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

LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $160/Week. Most include Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKE Winnipesaukee, Gilford, 4/15/11- 11/15/11. One bedroom cottage condo completely furnished. 2 loveseats in livingrm open to beds, shared dock, mooring for boat 25 or under, elec heat, ac, $800/ month plus utilities. Sec. deposit required. 603-293-7801.

For Rent-Commercial

MEREDITH 1-2 bedroom apartments & mobile homes. $650-$800/ month + utilities. No pets. 279-5846 MEREDITH- In-Town apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH- Newly remodeled roomy two-bedroom on two levels near downtown Meredith. Hardwood floors, ample storage, heat included. Non-smoker/No pets. References/Security required. $850/Month. 455-4075 MEREDITH- 1 bedroom cottage. Perfect for single person or couple., $450 per Month + utilities. Call 455-2831 for information MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Security deposit & references. 455-6662.

For Sale 2 Tires, 205/55/16, $50/both; Car CD players, bass speakers & amps, call for prices. 343-3753. 2002 MXZ 600, 1900 miles, good shape, $1300. Honda EM5000 generator, 20 hours, $1200. 848-0014. 8 FT. POOL TABLE -Very good condition. Extra cues & accessories. $350. After 5PM 528-2309 CASH for old guns & ammo, hunting knives, military. 528-0247

ORCHARD HILL II Randlett St., Belmont, NH Now accepting applications Section 8 Vouchers Welcome Immediate Openings available for 2 BEDROOM FULL MARKET RENT UNIT This is a federally assisted property featuring 32 one and two bedroom ground level apartments. Community features on-site laundry a furnished recreation room, heat and hot water is included. Please call the Laconia Housing Authority at 524-2112/TDD; 524-2112 with any questions, or visit our office at 25 Union Ave. Laconia, NH • Applications are considered by income criteria • USDA/RD income restrictions apply • Tenant rents will be between $772-$860 based on income. The Laconia Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, creed, color, sex, marital status, age, disability or handicap.

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For Sale AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”. BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665


is expanding due to record high production & demand for more JCS tours! Average rep. pay $25/hr, PT. Day Shift 8:30am-1:00pm. Night shift 4:15pm-10:00pm, Also full-time available. Must have good communication skills. Lots of fun, no experience needed. JCS is the industry leader, providing tours to Inn Season, Sterling, Tradewind, Windham, and FantaSea Resorts. 603-581-2450, Laconia. Ask for Carlos.

CLEANER Meredith Area Full time Office Cleaner

E-Flite Apprentice PNP-Electric R/C Trainer & E-Flite. Radian Electric 2 Meter sale plane package. Includes both planes, batteries for both planes, DC charger, AC power supply, misc parts. $300 455-9042

Experience preferred. Must have valid driver’s license, own transportation and be able to pass a security & background check.

FIREWOOD cut not split $125 cd, cut and split $175 cd delivered. Also treework, logging, landclearing, 30 yrs exp and ins. 393-8416 or 524-7416, prompt professional service

14 Addison St. Laconia, NH

Hay for sale. Horse and cow hay and mulch hay. $4/Bale. Sanborton, NH. Call 603-286-4844 or 603-630-8642.

Apply in person to: Joyce Janitorial Service

FULL-TIME Experienced (2-3 years minimum) Breakfast/Lunch cook with/references. Apply at Main St. Station Diner, Plymouth, NH

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Must have minimum of 5 years experience.



Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!



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

Motorcycles 2000 XL1200C Sportster. Under 18,000 miles. Runs Great $4,800. B/O. Call 677-6721

Buy • Sell • Trade


AutoServ of Tilton has an opening for a Service Writer. With Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan and VW at the same location we are busy! This is a full time position, with salary plus monthly bonus opportunities and a complete benefit package included. We offer health, dental, life and disability insurance along with 401K, personal days and vacation. Experience preferred but will consider training the right person, previous automotive experience is a must. Email confidential resume to

Thrifty Yankee- Route 25 Meredith. 279-0607. Across from ILHS Open 9am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday. Purse Sale! Wanted-Cheap or Free! Cabinets in good condition for small kitchen, laminate flooring (enough for 224 sq. Ft.), tub/shower unit, 4-5 double-hung windows (all same size) 393-5627

Furniture AMAZING!


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

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


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

Help Wanted EXPERIENCED Hair Stylist: Looking for a change? We have an opening for a full time stylist. Must be able to work Saturdays and at least 1 evening. Great location and parking. Great, talented people to work with. Call today for a confidential interview. The Hair Factory Salon & Day

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

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

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

SOLAR Energy Tanning bed. Used 1 season. Paid $1,700 asking $1,000 firm. Bulbs are good for 3-years. Shes a beauty! 707-9843

SEELY Posturpedic matching queen mattress and box spring. Good Condition. 279-9062.


Flexible Hours Please apply in person. Ellacoya Country Store Gilford

RASCAL 326 Power Chair: Like new, $3,500. Includes ramp. Call John at 253-9863 or 455-9863.

PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Help Wanted


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

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

LNA – Per Diem – All Shifts COOK - Per Diem Other Positions: Exceptional Talent Apply We are located at 153 Parade Road, Meredith.

$1,000 sign-on bonus for Certified Nissan and Ford Diesel technicians. AutoServ of Tilton is interviewing for experienced and Certified New Car Automotive Technicians. With Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan and VW at the same location we are busy! If you are certified in another brand, we would consider cross training you. This would be full time with complete benefit package included. We offer health, dental, life and disability insurance along with 401K, personal days and vacation. Email confidential resume to

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

Real Estate IN-TOWN LOT For Sale by Owner Level 0.23 Acre Building Lot on North Street, Laconia. Great Neighborhood! $44,900, Call 603 528-8608

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


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

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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NH’s ‘Best Musical Actor’ stars in Streetcar Company’s ‘The Music Man’ LACONIA — Rodney Martell, named Best Actor in a Musical at the 2010 NH Theatre Awards, stars in The Streetcar Company’s spring musical, “The Music Man,” at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium April 8, 9 and 10. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday. A personal trainer at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, Martell was honored at the NH Theatre Awards for his portrayal of Toad in The Winni Players’ “A Year With Frog and Toad,” presented at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in May 2010. Martell has also appeared as Jesus in “Godspell” and Capt. Albert Lennox in “The Secret Garden” for the Concord Community Players; as Ritchie in “A Chorus Line” for On Stage Productions; The Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz” for Tabula Rasa Theatre Company; and Max Detweiler in “The Sound of Music” for Franklin Footlight Theatre. With The Streetcar Company, he has performed as Freddy Eynsford Hill in “My Fair Lady” and Simon Stride in “Jekyll & Hyde.” “Getting involved in community theatre has been very uplifting on many levels,” said Martell. “From my first audition with Streetcar, I have been blessed to have built lasting friendships and to share the stage with so many talented people. These are your friends and neighbors, giving their time and energy for the benefit of the community. It’s a beautiful thing.” “The Music Man,” a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson based on a story by Willson and Franklin Laceyhe plot concerns con man Harold Hill, played by Martell, who poses as a boys’ band

Gilford library celebrates National Poetry Month with discussions

GILFORD — In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Public Library will host a discussion led by local poet Kelley Jean White from 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 as well as from noon — 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. All are welcome to “A Poetic State of Mind,” which will include a conversation about poetry and a sampling of works by Robert Frost, Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, Marie Harris, and others. For more information, call the Library at 5246042.



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

Supreme Clean Commercial/ Residential Professional Window Cleaning and Non-Toxic Cleaning Services. Free Quotes! 603-855-2135


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

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

organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In River City, Iowa, prim librarian Marian Paroo (Elaine Reidel) sees through him, but when Hill helps her younger brother overcome his fear of social interactions due to his lisp, Marian begins to fall in love with Harold. Harold, in turn falling for Marian, risks being caught to win her. The Music Man features a number of unforgettable songs, including “Seventy Six Trombones,” “Till There Was You,” “Rock Island,” and “Marian The Librarian.” Streetcar Company president J Alward is directing “The Music Man” with choreography by Erin Lovett Sherman, musical direction by Johan Andersen, and music performance by Phil Breton. Jordan Tankard is technical director and the show is produced by Matt Demko. The cast also features Scott Alward (Marcellus), Ginny Barunas (Mrs Paroo), Johan Andersen (Mayor Shinn), Patte Sarausky (Mrs Shinn), Alexa Dembiec (Amaryllis), Braeden Alward (Tommy) , Kayla Zarella (Zaneeta Shinn) , Cecilia Zarella (Gracie Shinn), Riley Alward (Winthrop Paroo ), Doug Embree (Constable Locke/Conductor) and Matt Demko (Charlie Cowell). Supporting cast and choral ensemble include Larry


Storage Space

CALL THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, water damage/drywall repairs. 455-6296.

Wanted To Buy BUYING old books, maps, and letters. 630-0675

Award-winning community theatre performer Rodney Martell stars as con man Harold Hill in The Streetcar Company’s presentation of “The Music Man,” to be performed at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium on April 8, 9, and 10. Martell was recently named Best Actor in a Musical at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. (Photo by Erin Fitzmaurice for The Streetcar Company)

Browsing 695 Main Street, Laconia • 524-4775

Visit our website for additional information.

This Weeks Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 6th @ 10:00 Thursday, March 7th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

Goss Reading Room Storytime-New Time!

Tuesday, April 5th @ 3:30, come to our sister branch, Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Movies & More for Kids

Friday, April 8th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “Nanny McPhee Returns” PG Admission is free. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver 14 years or older.

Teen: Teen Scene Movie

Tuesday, April 5th @ 3:15 Laconia Rotary Hall Grades 512 are invited to a screening of “Tron” rated PG. Admission is free.

Future Activities

Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 13th @ 10:00 Thursday, March 14th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, April 12th @ 3:30, come to our sister branch, Goss at 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Booktalks for Kids

Thursday, April 14th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Kids that have participated in this year’s booktalks and their families are invited for a potluck supper. There will a special show put on by the kids!

Adult:“Grow Biointensive”

Adult: READS-TO-GO Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 12th @ 6:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Join us for a showing of “Grow Biointensive”. Learn to grow more food in less space while becoming sustainable. Reduce water, energy, and fertilizer input! Discussion led by local Karen Barker.

Andersonville: 26 Acres of Hell

We have been lucky to have received several donations from some great patrons (and a special volunteer). Thanks to all of you! We are still a little shy of having enough for a full fledged program, though. Spring cleaning is right around the corner… remember the Library if you find any Legos in the attic!

Tuesday, April 5th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall “Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan ” by Jamie Zeppa. Discussion will be led by Jenna Carroll-Plante, Executive Director of Laconia Historical Society. Thursday, April 7th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Independent historian, Mike McKinley, will discuss the conditions of the most notoriously inhumane military prison during the Civil War. Admission is free.

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

Thompson , Angelo Gentile , Karl Kimball , Peter Ayer , Lena Luongo , Marcia Trimm , Carolyn Desrosiers , Erin Lovett Sherman , Dave Rowson, Saphaedra Renee, Melissa Bigler, Allie Dennis, Myles, Camryn Dembiec, Kaitlin CuddyEgbert, Rebekah Roy , Val Hammond Kimball, Ila Bartensen, Luke Riedel, Zeke Riedel, Dawn Thomas, Sharleigh Thomson, and Alex Thomas. Tickets for “The Music Man” are on sale at Greenlaw’s Music in Laconia and Innisfree Bookstore in Meredith. Further information may be found at www.

We’re still looking for some gently used Legos…

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm • Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!

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