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Woman killed in Rte. 106 accident

BELMONT — A woman was killed yesterday when the car she was driving left the roadway and collided with trees along the side of Route 106, ejecting her. Police are not releasing the victim’s identity until her family has been notified. According to information released by police, the woman was driving south on Route 106, at about see FataLIty page 10

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Council thinking twice about firefighter grant vote By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — After a consultant recommended the city add eight firefighters during the next three years, City Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3) has asked his fellow councilors to reconsider their earlier decision to reject a federal grant that would fund the compen-

sation and benefits of four firefighters for two years when the council meets on Monday. In January, against the recommendation of Fire Chief Ken Erickson, the council voted to refuse a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant of $642,028 awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency

(FEMA) by a vote of four-to-two, with councilors Matt Lahey (Ward 2) and Ava Doyle (Ward 1) dissenting. Both Erickson and City Manager Scott Myers stressed that apart from the cost of outfitting the firefighters with turnout gear and equipping them with handheld radios, estimated at about $15,000, the grant would

fund their salaries, overtime and benefits for two years, with no requirement to retain them when the funding was exhausted. Myers explained that the purpose of the grant is to shorten response times and expand suppression capability while reducing the risk of injury to firefighters. see FIrEFIGHtErs page 8

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Phelps held on $75,000 cash-only bail and Rogers held on $50,000 cash-only bail. Affidavits said police had conducted a lengthy investigation and had obtained search warrants. After not seeing any activity around the apartment from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. police “breached” the residence and found the little girl. Rogers and Phelps were in the apartment and Phelps allegedly admitted to see druGs page 9

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Obama apologizes for calling Calif. AG ‘best looking’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for causing a stir when he called her “the best-looking attorney general” at a Democratic fundraiser they attended together this week. A spokesman for Harris said she had a great conversation with Obama and strongly supports him but would not say whether she had accepted the president’s apology. Obama apologized to Harris by telephone Thursday night after returning from two days of fundraising in California, White House press secretary Jay Carney said. At a fundraiser in Silicon Valley earlier that day, Obama raised eyebrows when he said Harris “happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general in the country. It’s true! C’mon.” He prefaced the remark by saying she is “brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is see HARRIS page 5

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DENVER (AP) — A white supremacist prison gang member was arrested and another was still being sought for questioning Friday in the death of Colorado’s prisons chief as authorities investigated whether the gang had any ties to the killing. James Lohr, who has the words “Hard” and “Luck” tattooed where his eyebrows would be, was taken into custody early Friday in Colorado Springs. He was wanted for questioning in the slaying of Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements.

Authorities believe Lohr was in contact with gang associate Evan Ebel days before the killings of Clements and pizza delivery man Nate Leon. Police said they believe Ebel killed Leon and Clements less than a week before he died in a Texas shootout, but the motive is unclear. Clements was shot to death March 19 in Monument, just north of Colorado Springs. Leon was killed two days earlier. His body was found in the Denver suburb of Golden. Colorado Springs police arrested Lohr after a short foot chase that started when

officers tried to stop the car he was driving, according to a statement. Lohr was booked on felony evading charges and also held on three separate outstanding arrest warrants unrelated to the Clements case. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Authorities issued an alert Wednesday asking other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for Lohr and Thomas Guolee, both of Colorado Springs, who were identified as 211 Crew members. Ebel was a member of the same gang. see GANG page 4

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers’ coaching scandal spiraled deeper Friday, bringing down the popular athletic director and a school vice president while donors threatened to cut off their contributions to New Jersey’s largest public university. The day of mounting troubles for the school began with Athletic Director Tim Pernetti resigning over his failure to immediately fire coach Mike Rice, who was

caught on video hitting, kicking and taunting players with anti-gay slurs at practice. The video was shown Tuesday on ESPN, prompting outrage nationwide and on campus, where the coach’s conduct was especially sensitive because of the 2010 suicide of a student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to record him kissing another man. Rice was fired by Pernetti on Wednes-

day, but the athletic director immediately came under criticism for only suspending and fining the coach after the video was brought to his attention four months ago. Pernetti said Friday he wanted to fire Rice on the spot but did not because the consensus among school officials at the time was that it didn’t warrant dismissal. Rutgers President Robert Barchi came see RUTGERS page 9

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A man shot dead another man at a day care center in Quebec then killed himself, and the 53 children present were evacuated unharmed. Police said some may have watched the killings. For a moment, Canada feared its own

version of last year’s deadly school shooting in the U.S., where 20 young children were killed. Police on Friday received a call about an armed man with a shotgun threatening people, Gatineau Police Chief Mario Harel said. They arrived to find one man dead

with a shotgun beside him and a second man, an unidentified employee of the day care, also dead. Harel said the shooting seemed to be related to a recent separation between a couple but didn’t elaborate. see QUEBEC page 10

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An official says at least 36 people have been killed in a bus crash in which a gasoline tanker exploded in southwest Nigeria. The explosion happened Friday afternoon in Nigeria’s Edo state. Federal Road Safety Corps spokesman Jonas Agwu said three people survived the collision between the large bus and the tanker. Agwu said the crash resulted in a fire that burned for hours, making it difficult for officials to know how many people died in the crash. Nigeria has some of West Africa’s worst roads, despite its oil wealth. Massive potholes and poor paving, coupled with aggressive drivers, are blamed for many crashes. World Health Organization data shows Nigeria suffers from one of the world’s highest traffic fatality rates.

Federal judge makes morning-after pill available to under-17 girls without Rx WASHINGTON (AP) — The morning-after pill might become as easy to buy as aspirin. In a scathing rebuke accusing the Obama administration of letting election-year politics trump science, a federal judge ruled Friday that there should be no age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception without a doctor’s prescription. Today, buyers must prove at the pharmacy that they’re 17 or older; everyone else must see a doctor first. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York blasted the government’s decision on age limits as “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable,” and ordered an end to the restrictions within 30 days. The Justice Department was evaluating whether to appeal, and spokeswoman Allison Price said there would be a prompt decision. President Barack Obama had supported the 2011 decision setting age limits, and White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday the president hasn’t changed his position. “He believes it was the right common-sense approach to this issue,” Carney said. If the court order stands, Plan B One-Step and its generic versions could move from behind pharmacy counters out to drugstore shelves — ending a decade-plus struggle by women’s groups for easier access to these pills, which can prevent pregnancy if taken soon enough after unprotected sex. Saying the sales restrictions can make it hard for women of any age to buy the pills, Korman described the administration’s decision, in the year before the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, as “politically motivated, scientifically unjustified and contrary to agency precedent.” Women’s health specialists hailed the ruling. “It has been clear for a long time that the medical and scientific community think this should be fully over the counter and is safe for women of all ages to use,” said Dr. Susan Wood, who resigned as FDA’s women’s health chief in 2005 to protest Bush administration foot-dragging over Plan B. Half the nation’s pregnancies every year are unintended. Doctors’ groups say more access to morningafter pills — by putting them near the condoms and spermicides so people can learn about them and buy them quickly — could cut those numbers. They see little risk in overuse, as the pills cost $40 to $50 apiece. “The fact that it’s over the counter does not make people have sex,” said Dr. Angela Diaz, director of New York’s Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Social conservatives criticized the ruling. “There is a real danger that Plan B may be given to young girls, under coercion or without their consent,” said Anna Higgins of the Family Research Council. “The involvement of parents and medical professionals acts as a safeguard for these young girls. However, today’s ruling removes these common-sense protections.”

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Scott Brown suddenly topic A in N.H. politics BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has set New Hampshire’s political world ablaze by hinting he may run for office in the Granite State, drawing sharp criticism from Democrats and widespread interest from Republican leaders. Brown’s political future is far from certain, but the former tea party darling, now a Fox News contributor, is well known in New Hampshire and maintains a national fundraising network that forces people across the political spectrum to take him seriously. “Scott Brown is well liked up here,” New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn said Friday. “New Hampshire Republicans want to hear what he has to say. If he decides to run, I think they’ll give him an honest chance.” After delivering a speech in New Hampshire on Thursday night, Brown told reporters he’s likely not “done with politics” and emphasized his connection to the state, which he described “like a second home.”

Asked if he might challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire in 2014, he said: “I’m not going to rule out anything right now.” There is no sign that Brown has begun to lay the groundwork for a serious campaign. He has been out of office since January after losing an expensive and bitter re-election battle against Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren last fall. But those close to him suggest that Brown, known at times for being impulsive, would take a serious look at the New Hampshire Senate contest if he is received well in the coming weeks. He said he’s been invited to speak in the state four of the next five weeks. As news of his comments spread Friday, top New Hampshire Republican operatives such as Rich Killion suggested that Brown could be a force. “I think Granite State voters would definitely welsee BROWN page 7

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Alum Chris Burch donates $1.3M to Tilton School for artificial turf field

TILTON — J. Christopher Burch, class of 1972, has donated $1.3 million to Tilton School that will be used for the construction of an artificial turn athletic field. The announcement of the single largest gift ever received by the private preparatory school was made by Head of School Peter Saliba at an assembly on Friday. “We’re lucky today to have a visitor to campus, Mr. Chris Burch, class of 1972,” Saliba said upon welcoming Burch to the stage for the announcement. “He’s been a great alumnus to the school. I am pleased to announce that Mr. J. Christopher Burch has given us the largest gift in the history of the school.” A four-year student from Pennsylvania, Burch was active on the soccer, hockey, skiing and tennis teams; as a member of the chess and ping pong clubs, and as a writer for The Tiltonian, the school newspaper. He also served on the Board of Trustees from 1982-1985. “That’s what this school is about. Where you can GANG from page 2 Lohr, 47, and Guolee, 31, are not being called suspects in Clements’ death, but their names surfaced during the investigation, El Paso County sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Kramer said. Both were wanted on warrants unrelated to the Clements investigation. Kramer has said it was possible that one or both of the men were headed to Nevada or Texas. Guolee’s mother, Deborah Eck, told The Denver Post that Guolee called her husband a week and a half ago to ask for a ride to the police station so he could turn himself in for what she believed was a parole violation. But she said they never heard back from him. Police came to her house Wednesday looking for Guolee. “One cop said if he would have turned himself in for violation of probation, he probably wouldn’t be in

Head of School Peter Saliba (left) with Chris Burch, who announced on Friday that he has donated $1.3 million to Tilton School for the construction for a turf field. (Courtesy photo)

go over to that (Head’s) house, and you feel part of a family. And when you get older, you want to feel part of a family,” Burch said during his address to the situation he was now,” Eck told the newspaper. Lohr has been wanted in Las Animas County in southeastern Colorado. He was arrested for violating a protection order in Trinidad on Dec. 1, 2012, after police found that he’d been drinking with friends at a tattoo shop. According to court documents, drinking was a violation of a protective order against him, and he was arrested. Lohr then failed to appear in court in that case Feb. 20, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Lohr has a shaved head in his booking photo. In addition to the words on his eyebrows, he has a shamrock — a tattoo favored by some 211 Crew members — near his right eye. Lohr has a criminal record going back to 1992. In 1996, after he pleaded guilty to burglarizing a home, court records show he was ordered to have no contact with his estranged wife after she told police he repeat-

the Chapel audience, which included students, faculty, and board members. “I am excited to be part of Tilton School, I’m excited to be part of the community, a group of students that are remarkable. I want you guys to remember this moment.” “I want to let you know this is one of the happiest days of my life,” Burch said in closing. Burch is most well known for his role in the business world. In his 30-plus years as an entrepreneur, he has guided the rise of more than 50 companies and has redefined innovation, essentially cornering the market in the retail and lifestyle brand industries. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, a firm with offices in New York City and Shanghai, China, the co-founder of Tory Burch LLC, and the founder of C. Wonder. This gift follows Saliba’s March announcement that Tilton School had learned it was the recipient of a $500,000 bequest from Arthur Sweatt (class of 1949) which will be put toward campus enhancements and endowment.

edly broke into her home and stole items to pawn. In 2006, Lohr was charged with burglary with a weapon and assault causing serious bodily injury. Court records show those charged were dismissed because of a lack of evidence. Court records show Guolee was arrested in 2001 after a member of the Crips gang told Colorado Springs police he was jumped by Guolee and another gang member because they believed he was a member of a rival gang. The witness told police Guolee and the other gang member punched and kicked him in the face and left him bleeding. In 2007, Guolee was charged with assault and intimidating a witness while in the El Paso County jail after an inmate said he was assaulted by three men, including Guolee, because they thought he was going to testify against a suspect in another case. Authorities said the man was beaten so badly he

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neck and wore a black hooded sweatshirt with a red bandanna. She said the driver was slim built and that both men appeared to be in their early 20s. This is the second robbery in two weeks in Belmont. About 10 days ago, a taxi driver reported he was robbed on Route 107 by his two male passengers at knife and gun point. The men were described by the driver as a tall thin black male and a shorter heavier white male. He was unharmed. Anyone with any information about these crimes robberies is asked to call police at 267-8350.

HARRIS from page 2 exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law.” Harris was present and had addressed the crowd before the president spoke. The “best-looking” comment instantly lit up news blogs and websites, with some highlighting it as an example of the hurdles working women still face. Carney and Harris’ spokesman, Gil Duran, both noted that Obama and Harris are longtime friends. “He called her to apologize for the distraction created by his comments,” Carney told reporters Friday. “He did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general’s professional accomplishments and her capabilities.”

He noted that Obama also commented on Harris’ smarts. Carney went on to say that Obama “fully recognizes the challenge women continue to face in the workplace and that they should not be judged based on appearance.” In an emailed statement, Duran noted the longstanding ties between Obama and Harris. “They had a great conversation yesterday, and she strongly supports him,” he said. Duran later said he would not comment beyond the statement. He declined to say whether Harris had accepted the president’s apology or whether she was offended by his comment.

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Bloody Chicago President Obama’s hometown of Chicago still goes by the old nickname “Windy City.” But after three miserable decades of strict gun control and permanent Democratic rule, Chicago has cemented its reputation as America’s Bloody City. No amount of statistical whitewashing can cover up the stains of the left’s ideological failures there. But as Obama continues to wage war on law-abiding gun owners, his home team is trying its hardest to spread smiley-face lies upon damned lies to downplay Chicago homicide statistics. On Monday, April Fools’ Day, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy held a press conference to tout a “dramatic” drop in the city’s homicide rate. The headlines read: “March homicides drop dramatically in Chicago” (USA Today); “Murders fall 42 percent in America’s deadliest city: Chicago” (NBC News); and “March homicides drop 69 percent in Chicago” (Las Vegas Sun).” Emanuel trumpeted the drop as a “good sign.” He hyped statistics to the Associated Press showing that first-quarter 2013 murders in Chicago tied the same time period in 2009. Murders decreased 69 percent compared to the same month last year; first-quarter homicides fell by 42 percent compared to the same time frame last year. Emanuel insisted: “We are clearly having an impact on the homicides.” But it’s all in how you slice, dice and spin it, of course. Let’s face it. Gun-grabbers in Democratic-dominated cities have an institutional incentive to fudge the numbers. In New York City, which rivals Chicago when it comes to out-of-control gun-control regulations, a New York Police Department whistleblower recently exposed systemic manipulation of crime data. As anti-Second Amendment crusader Michael Bloomberg made the rounds last spring touting the Big Apple as “the safest big city in America,” an internal NYPD report confirmed that more than a dozen crime reports had been manipulated — including felonies downgraded and incident reports deep-sixed — to lower the crime rate. As punishment for exposing the tampering and corruption, the whistle-blowing officer, Adrian Schoolcraft, who secretly taped the manipulation, was suspended and forced into a psych ward. He’s still fighting for justice and has never received an apology. So, call me crazy, but I wouldn’t put it past Team Obama’s Chicago theater directors to goose their

numbers to improve the optics for Dear Leader. Speaking of the lobbyist in chief, he parachuted into Colorado this week and surrounded himself with Denver police officer human props during a gun-control campaign event. The rank-and-filers were none too happy with being exploited for political purposes. “To protect and serve” is supposed to be a public safety imperative, not a campaign imperative. But back to the Bloody City. In 2012, Chicago racked up the nation’s deadliest death toll, with 506 of its residents murdered. The murder rate has simply returned to its bloody business as usual over the past five years. Here’s the firstquarter death toll breakdown: 2013: 70; 2012: 120; 2011: 75; 2010: 75; 2009: 70. The Second City Cop crime blog adds that Emanuel’s claim regarding the homicide rate dropping to levels not seen since the 1950s “is based solely on the population decrease in the city of Chicago. This is an amazing abuse of numbers, but as Mark Twain said, ‘There are lies, damned lies and statistics.’ Welcome to ‘statistics.’” Local Chicago CBS 2 reporter Jay Levine didn’t buy the whitewashing bunk, either. He challenged City Hall with a piece entitled: “City Touts Lower Homicide Stats, But Context Reveals Return To Normal.” Put simply, “2013’s 70 first-quarter homicides was a major improvement over 2012’s 120 — but not over 2011 or 2010 or 2009.” While Emanuel sang “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” for the press, the Bloody City was still reeling after a 6-month-old baby was shot and killed in gang crossfire. On Easter weekend, a mob of violent teens terrorized shoppers in the Magnificent Mile district. Similar outbreaks of racially driven attacks have escalated in Chicago under the reign of Daley-Emanuel-Obama. By some police estimates, gang violence accounts for up to 80 percent of the city’s homicides. Plagued by juvenile delinquency, organized crime, ruinous government dependency, corruption and out-of-control spending, these liberal-dominated hellholes have proved impervious to progressive “social justice” engineering. It’s the insane demagogues blaming guns who need their heads examined. (Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is the daughter of Filipino Immigrants. She was born in Philadelphia, raised in southern New Jersey and now lives with her husband and daughter in Colorado. Her weekly column is carried by more than 100 newspapers.)

LETTERS Trouble is, Listens’ organizers have already decided the outcome To the editor, After I picked myself up off the floor, I re-read Bruce Mallory’s “N.H Listens’ Role is Complimentary ....” letter to the editor (March 29 edition of The Laconia Daily Sun) once more to make sure I didn’t miss something. Dr. Mallory wrote, “We weren’t sure exactly what that was, so we Googled it.” Rest assured that prior to tapping out the letters on his keyboard, he had both a profound and a deep understanding of the word “that” in the quote above. “That” refers to the Delphi Technique. Dr. Mallory had quite a few half truths in his letter, and you know the old saying don’t you? A half truth is a whole lie. How can I make such a bold statement? It’s easy. I’ve had several conversations with Dr. Mallory, both in person, on the phone and via e-mail. In a recent email conversation, Dr. Mallory clearly talked about the Delphi Technique. You can read his exact words here: http://go.askthebuilder. com/mallorydelphi. One face-to-face conversation about the Delphi Technique happened in the presence of two of his minions and two of my friends. We were all sitting in the warm sun gathered around an outdoor table at the Burrito Me restaurant in downtown Laconia. In case Dr. Mallory can’t remember that either, the date was August 23, 2012. I still have Dr. Mallory’s e-mail invitation to that meeting if you’d like to see it. Yes, he invited me to discuss NH Listens and how it’s perceived in the community. While sipping iced tea, I clearly told Dr. Mallory that NH Listens employs the Delphi Technique. He denied it. Speaking of facts, here are a few more. The Delphi Technique is a highly unethical method of running a meeting. The organizers of the meeting position the gathering to make the attendees believe they’ll be providing valuable input that will guide an initiative. Highly trained facilitators run the meetings using powerful psychological triggers. Dr. Mallory clearly said in his letter that his NH Listens meetings are facilitated. The meetings that employ the Delphi Technique all have the same or similar structure. The attendees

are first addressed as an entire group with a welcome introduction. Then the attendees are broken up into circles or smaller discussion cells. These cells meet privately for at least 90 minutes. Each cell has it’s own facilitator. The meeting concludes with all attendees gathering together once more where a brief summary of points from each cell is presented to the entire group. These summary points are then combined into a consensus document that the organizers publish. The trouble is the organizers have already decided on the outcome of the meeting’s consensus document. They steer the discussion by providing discussion points that are highly biased, and the facilitators cleverly extract what they want from the attendees as they chat in the small discussion cells. What’s more, there are almost always plants in each discussion circle that are loyal to the initiative’s cause and/or are paid to be part of the discussion. Their programmed input in the small discussion cells is almost always favored by the facilitator and the other plants. This input always makes it into each cell’s summary points. As they say, the proof’s in the pudding. Just a little over two weeks ago I attended one of the “facilitated small group discussions” as Dr. Mallory calls them in his letter to you. It was held at the Plymouth Senior Center. The topic was the Granite State Future. I attended the listening session as a member of the media to cast a harsh spotlight on this unethical meeting format. One of Dr. Mallory’s UNH’s peers, Molly Donovan — the head facilitator that night — tried to stop me from video taping the event, but I politely informed her that I have crystal clear First Amendment rights in that setting to tape, record, quote and photograph the attendees and event. You can watch the video here: http:// After watching the video evidence you’ll clearly see that NH Listens uses the Delphi Technique. You’ll see the warm and fuzzy introduction. You’ll see the small discussion cells. You’ll see me holding the handout that contains the biased discussion points. You’ll see the limited summary points given at the end. The only thing

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LETTERS So what? The subject of my letter was energy production, not war To the editor, The other day Henry Osmer questioned my ability to read but I must assure him that I can indeed, although after reading more of his thinking I might wish I couldn’t. Henry keeps trying to revise history, suggesting to readers that the Iraq was strictly a Bush/Republican deal. He even suggested I look up the vote, so I did. In the Senate the vote to give the president the authority to use force was 77 yea to 23 nay and the yeas included 48 Republicans and 23 Democrats. In the House it was 297 yea and 133 nay, which included 82 Democrats voting yea with the 215 Republicans. Liberals don’t have to like it but the votes were bipartisan, so they can stop trying to change the facts of history any time now. On another subject, Henry responded to a statement in one of my letters saying solar panels and wind turbines are subsidized by the government. His response was that the Wars in Iraq an Afghanistan cost much

more then these subsidies. While true, so what? The subject of my letter was energy production not wars. Liberals like Henry, when unable to respond to a factual statement always either try to change the subject (this example), or try to attack the author of the statement. While Henry offered to engage me in civil debate on issues he has shown he is incapable of doing so. A few days ago he demanded we all turn off Fox News and tune into a MSNBC program. No thanks Henry, though I realize MSNBC and Saturday Night Live are probably where you get all your information. I prefer a balanced network. To show the absurdity of relying on MSNBC, the other day Chris Mathews gave the definition of racism as: One race, the white race, thinking it has the right to rule all the other races. For readers information that IS NOT the definition of racism. Look it up if you doubt me. Steve Earle Hill

Ms. Buker has right to publish misinformation but it will be challenged To the editor, In her recent letter to the Sun, Thea Aloise wrote: “Bev Buker is my next door neighbor . . . she is a very caring and compassionate person as I know her.” Ms. Aloise also stated that I “owed an apology” to Ms. Buker for my criticism of her false statements about immigrants, particularly the refugees in our area. If I in any way personally offended Ms. Buker, I do apologize for that but I believe I referred not to her personally but to her hateful and bitter diatribes and her “apparent” lack of compassion which unfortunately DOES appear in her letters. That was not a personal attack on Ms. Buker but rather a statement of truth based on simple observation of the things she has published in this paper over the years on a number of matters. I do not know Ms. Buker but Ms. Aloise is probably right: Ms. Buker is quite likely a very nice and compassionate lady on a personal level. I find that many people with whom I disagree are likable people. But ,that does not change the fact that Ms. Buker frequently DOES write vitriolic and angry pieces to this paper. Ms. Buker certainly has the right to

her opinions on immigration or anything else. But, unfortunately, she doesn’t just express an opinion about immigration. She also disseminates misinformation or disinformation about immigration and other issues. Misinformation is based on a simple misunderstanding of the truth and is, of course, pardonable. Disinformation, on the other hand, is disseminating false information on purpose. I am quite willing to give Ms. Buker the benefit of the doubt and assume she simply does not know what she is talking about when it comes to immigration or the refugees living in the Lakes Region. Ms. Buker has the right to publish this misinformation but she does not have the right to expect that she will go unchallenged and her misinformation will go uncorrected. There are a lot of myths in the community about our refugees and other immigrants and how they get all sorts of “free rides” and they need to be refuted. These legal, hard-working members of our community have a right to have these accusations challenged with the truth. E. Scott Cracraft Gilford

from preceding page you won’t see in the video are unicorns prancing under rainbows. You might find those on the Granite State Futures website. My guess is after watching the video you’ll probably agree that Dr. Mallory is suffering from one of two conditions: He possibly has temporary fatigue amnesia from writing too many grants, or he’s mimicking Jon Lovitz’s famous character on Satur-

day Night Live — Tommy Flanagan, the pathological liar. Whichever it is, I strongly suggest you don’t believe another word from his mouth or fingertips until such time as he makes a formal apology and calls the Durham NH Fire Department to have them on stand by in case his tweed pants catch on fire. Tim Carter Meredith Co-Leader Lakes Region Tea Party

With football field under construction, Opechee Park graduation site likely for Laconia High School Class of 2013 LACONIA — High School Principal Jim McCollum said this year’s senior class will likely be graduating at Opechee Park on Saturday June 8 at 10 a.m. Graduation has traditionally taken place on the Laconia High School football field but this year the field is being renovated as part of the Huot Technical Center project and it likely won’t be ready until after graduation. “If some how the field behind the school is ready we can make the change,” said McCollum, adding is is most likely not possible. He told the School Board Tuesday night that members of senior class “have been part of (the discussions)

all along.” McCollum said the goal is to incorporate Lake Opechee as a backdrop for the commencement exercises. Responding to School Board Chair Joe Cormier, McCollum said the school was prepared to set up 1,600 chairs. There was also some discussion about letting guests bring there own chairs. June 5 is senior night when graduating seniors get their achievement awards. June 7 is the graduation night for the Laconia Academy and that graduation typically takes place in the auditorium. — Gail Ober

Belmont police warn of uptick in scams BELMONT — Local police are sounding the alarms about an uptick in phone and mail scams and frauds in the area. According to Lt. Richard Mann, the department has seen an increase in the number of reported lottery frauds. He said the caller or typically calls or mails the potential victim and tells them they are the winners of a widely known lottery. Mann said to be especially wary of of demands to send money in order to claim the prize. He said the fraudster will often tell the victim that the money is needed “up front” so taxes or other processing fees can be paid. He also said it is a violation of federal law to play a foreign lottery via phone or e-mail. Other types of fraud include a

request to reship an Internet purchase. “Do not accept packages you didn’t order,” he said, saying that people should refuse delivery or contact the shipper without opening it. As to credit card purchases, police say make sure the site you are using is secure and that you initiated the contact. He said to never send credit card information to an unsolicited e-mail or on the telephone unless you called them first. He also warned people to reconcile their credit cards and bank statement regularly and to shred all paper accounts. People should also be aware of missed bills because they could indicate a secure account has been compromised. — Gail Ober

BROWN from page 3 come Scott Brown into the race,” Killion said. “In the early stages of political endeavors like this I often look at the opposition’s reaction as a basis of viability,” he continued, citing “a tangible sense of panic” from Democrats. Indeed, Democrats in New Hampshire and Washington have reacted swiftly and strongly. The state party began issuing fundraising emails just minutes after Brown’s comments were published by The Associated Press. A party spokesman said the initial 12 hours of online fundraising were the best in the state party’s history, but declined to release any numbers. “This has been a very lucrative day for the party,” said state Democratic Chairman Ray Buckley. Shaheen’s campaign distributed an urgent message to supporters early Friday: “This is serious: Brown’s campaign spent $40 million in 2012. Most of that went to lie-filled attack ads. He’ll try the same thing against Jeanne,” the campaign wrote. Shaheen, a former New Hampshire governor, faces her first re-election test as a senator next year. Recent polling shows she is popular heading into the next election season, although Republicans suggest the political landscape could change dramatically by the fall of 2014. Should he run, Brown’s path would

certainly not be an easy one. The voters who know him best rejected his re-election just six months ago. And he would have to convince New Hampshire residents that he is one of them, despite having lived most of his life in another state. Brown’s primary residence is in Wrentham, Mass., but he owns a home along New Hampshire’s seacoast. New Hampshire law has a sevenyear residence requirement for candidates for governor and state senate, but no time requirement for U.S. Senate candidates. So long as Brown is a registered New Hampshire voter before the 2014 candidate filing period, he would be eligible to run. Republican operative Jamie Burnett said many New Hampshire voters already feel a special connection to Brown because they volunteered on his 2009 special election campaign. “He almost became their adopted son when he won that race,” Burnett said, adding that he still sees Brown bumper stickers on cars around the state. “But he would have his work cut out for him.” The list of out-of-state politicians who successfully launched New Hampshire political careers is a short one. It includes former three-term Republican Gov. Mel Thompson, who lived in Georgia and Florida before moving to New Hampshire. Former see next page

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Towns’ pursuit of Mass. flood money continues Seeking grand bargain deal with GOP, CONCORD — Once again the Legislature has renewed the effort to compel Massachusetts to pay its share of compensation to 18 cities and towns in New Hampshire for land taken for flood control projects 60 years ago while in the meantime reimbursing the municipalities for a share of the foregone funding they are owed. In 1953, the state took possession of 18,473 acres and acquired easements on some 40,000 acres from 18 cities and towns along the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers where high water can be held to mitigate flooding downstream. The Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Compact and Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Compact, which were approved by Congress, stipulated that Massachusetts would contribute 70 percent and New Hampshire 30percent to reimbursing the municipalities annually for the foregone property tax revenue on the sequestered land. Three of the 18 municipalities — Franklin, Webster and Salisbury are in Senate District 7 represented by Andrew Hosmer (D-Laconia) while four — Bristol, New Hampton, Sanbornton, and Hill — are in Senate District 2 represented by Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith). In July, 2006, not long after the “Mother’s Day Flood,” then Governor John Lynch wrote to his counterpart on Beacon Hill, former governor Mitt Romney, threatening legal action if Massachusetts did not pay the $3.2 million he claimed its owed the communities. He charged that Massachusetts made no payment in 1994, only partial payments from 1995 to 2002 and has paid nothing at all none at all since 2003. Since then the arrearages have mounted to $4.5 million according to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA).

Payments are based on the current tax value of the foregone acreage. Until 2011 New Hampshire paid the municipalities the money owed them by Massachusetts in anticipation of ultimately being reimbursed. But, in 2011 the state paid only its 30 percent share and in 2012 made no payment at all. This year two bills have been introduced to address the issue. House Bill 581, sponsored by Representative Mario Ratzki (D-Andover) simply urges the Attorney General expedite the pursuit and recovery of monies owed to the state by Massacusetts. The other, Senate Bill 150, sponsored by Senator Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) , would appropriate $800,000 in each year of the upcoming biennium to reimburse cities and towns for arrearages accrued in fiscal years 2011 and 2012. In Senate District 7 for these two years Franklin, which lost 1,284 acres, is owed $37,741, Salisbury, which lost 2,491 acres, $85,567 and Webster, which lost 1,091 acres, $27,463. In Senate District 2, Bristol, which lost 193 acres, is owed $11,406, Hill, which lost 820 acres, $40,063, New Hampton, which lost 552 acres, $23,660 and Sanbornton, which lost 782 acres, $38,967. Forrester, who serves on the Senate Finance Committee, said that the Senate has tabled SB-150 in anticipation of seeking to include an appropriation for the municipalities in the Senate version of the 2013-2014 state budget. She said that the two states “are pointing fingers at each other” and expected that the impasse would only be resolved after protracted negotiation or litigation. “I am going to fight to get the funds for the communities I represent,” Hosmer, a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said yesterday, cautioning that there are many significant demands on relatively scarce funds.

FIREFIGHTERS from page one However, the majority of councilors expressed concern that once the grant expired, there was no assurance the city would have the means to retain the additional personnel. Deputy Chief Deb Pendergast, who prepared the grant application, said it was submitted with the expectation that a plan to maintain the increased staffing would be developed. Myers suggested that a reserve account could be established and the benefits package adjusted, noting that managing resources to keep the positions would be a priority. Meanwhile, last month Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith, which the city council commissioned to review coverage, overtime and scheduling at the Fire Department, issued its report, featuring the recommendation to hire four firefighters in 2014 and two in each of the next two years. MRI suggested the council reapply for the SAFER grant. MRI offered three options for

deploying the additional personnel, which which would, the consultants predicted spare between 47 percent and 92 percent of the increased cost by trimming overtime. The report claims the service would be improved by enabling the department to provide two fire companies and two medical units during each shift and eliminating the need for overtime to offset the first absence on each shift. Apart from the issue of overtime, MRI concluded that given the risks and experience of fire in the city the department should be expanded to support two fire companies of three apiece and two medical units of apiece, representing a shift of 10. “This pattern of incremental resource increases should continue through the remainder of the decade,” the report continues. On hearing the presentation by MRI, Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5 ) said that that had he known what the report contained “I would probably have voted to accept the grant.” Clearly he is not alone.


Obama proposes cuts to Social Security WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republicans as well as reductions, loathed by liberals, in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs. The plan, if ever enacted, could touch almost all Americans. The rich would see tax increases, the poor and the elderly would get smaller annual increases in their benefits, and middle income taxpayers would slip into higher tax brackets despite Obama’s repeated vows not to add to the tax burden of the middle class. His proposed changes, once phased in, would mean a cut in Social Security benefits of nearly $1,000 a year for an average 85-year-old, smaller cuts for younger retirees. Obama proposed much the same without success to House Speaker John Boehner in December. The response Friday was dismissive from Republicans and hostile from liberals, labor and advocates for the elderly. But the proposal aims to tackle worrisome deficits that are adding to the national debt and placing a longterm burden on the nation, prompting praise from independent deficit hawks. Obama’s budget also proposes new spending for public works projects, pre-school education and for job and benefit assistance for veterans. “It’s not the president’s ideal approach to our budget challenges, but it is a serious compromise proposition that demonstrates that he wants to get things done,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. The budget, which Obama will release Wednesday to cover the budget year beginning Oct. 1, proposes spending cuts and revenue increases that would result in $1.8 trillion in deficit reductions over 10 years. That figure would replace $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that are poised to take effect over the next 10 years if Congress and the president don’t come up with an alternative, thus delivering a net increase in deficit reduction of $600 billion. Counting reductions and higher taxes that Congress and Obama have approved since 2011, the 2014 budget would contribute to $4.3 trillion in total deficit reduction by 2023. The budget wouldn’t affect the $85 billion in cuts that kicked in last month for this budget year. A key feature of Obama’s plan is a revised inflation adjustment called “chained CPI.” This new formula would effectively curb annual increases in a broad swath of government programs from preceding page Republican Sen. Gordon Humphrey represented New Hampshire for two terms in the U.S. Senate despite being raised in Connecticut, living out-ofstate as an airline pilot until shortly before his election. Horn said other New Hampshire Republicans already considering the Senate contest would not step aside for Brown. Those include former Congressman and current state Sen. Jeb Bradley, former Congressman Frank Guinta

but would have its biggest impact on Social Security. By encompassing Obama’s offer to Boehner, R-Ohio, the plan would also include reductions in Medicare spending, much of it by targeting payments to health care providers and drug companies. The Medicare proposal also would require wealthier recipients to pay higher premiums or co-pays. Obama’s budget proposal also calls for additional tax revenue, primarily by placing a 28 percent cap on deductions and other tax exclusions. That plan would affect wealthy taxpayers as would a new administration proposal to place limits on tax-preferred retirement accounts for millionaires and billionaires. Obama made the same offer to Boehner in December when he and the speaker were negotiating ways of avoiding a steep, so-called fiscal cliff of combined across-the-board spending cuts and sweeping tax increases caused by the expiration of Bush-era tax rates. Boehner rejected that plan and ultimately Congress approved tax increases that were half of what Obama had sought. “If you look at where the president’s final offer and Boehner were ... they were extremely close to each other,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “We do think that it’s a very good sign that the president has included real entitlement reforms in the budget.” Boehner, in a statement Friday, said House Republicans made clear to Obama last month that he should not make savings in entitlement programs that both sides agree on, contingent on more tax increases. “If the president believes these modest entitlement savings are needed to help shore up these programs, there’s no reason they should be held hostage for more tax hikes,” Boehner said. “That’s no way to lead and move the country forward.” The inflation adjustment would reduce federal spending on government programs over 10 years by about $130 billion, according to White House estimates. Because it also affects how tax brackets are adjusted, it would also generate about $100 billion in higher taxes and hit even middle income taxpayers. Once the change is fully phased in, Social Security benefits for a typical middle-income 65-year-old would be about $136 less a year, according to an analysis of Social Security data. At age 75, annual benefits under the new index would be $560 less. At 85, the cut would be $984 a year.

and former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu. At least one New Hampshire Republican operative isn’t taking Brown seriously. A veteran of state and national politics, Michael Dennehy said the remarks “make for fun talk around the water cooler, but Brown for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire is not realistic.” “His comments are disrespectful to the people of New Hampshire who take their politics and their officials very seriously,” Dennehy said.

Gilford police say man’s resisting arrest moves included 4-letter words, head banging & head butting

GILFORD — A local man is free on personal recognizance bail after trying to run from away from police after hitting a guide wire for a commercial sign with his vehicle on Cherry Valley Road Monday night. Police said Cameron Lobo, 24, of 344 Old Lake Shore Road #13 tried to run from police but fell and rolled down the hill toward the Gunstock Inn. He is charged with one count of simple assault, one count of resisting arrest and a number of motor vehicle violations, including driving while intoxicated. After police caught him, Lobo is said the have begun yelling obscenities and wouldn’t comply with the officer. During the struggle, the officer deployed his Taser and Lobo was subdued until a

second officer could get there. While being transported to the Gilford Police Department, Lobo allegedly began hitting his head on the separation barrier while cuffed in the back seat. When he wouldn’t calm down the transporting officer sprayed him with pepper spray. After being treated on the side of the road by Gilford Fire and Rescue, he was taken to LRGH for evaluation. While there he alleged head-butted one of the police officers in the chest and spit on a nurse who was helping police put him into four-point restraints. He was treated and transported to the Belknap County Jail. The next day he was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail.

DRUGS from p.1 hygiene prodpolice there ucts. Police also was cocaine found about 50 and pills in loose pills identhe bathroom. tified as four When asked different types about methamof pills identiphetamine, he fied by police as allegedly said oxycodone. there was meth During her in there as well. Courtney Rogers and Nicholas Phelps (Laconia Police photos) video appearThey also found ance, Rogers a razor blade, a straw, a mirror, a said nothing. She wiped her eyes credit card and a pipe allegedly with and began sobbing when Prosecutor methamphetamine residue. Jim Sawyer told the judge how police Police said they entered the bathfound her daughter. He said the child room where the found a shelf with is staying with relatives. loose pills and powder on a mirror that During his appearance, Phelps field tested positive for methamphetstared at the floor and showed little to amine. When Phelps was searched, no emotion. When Carroll set bail at police found a bag of brown powder $75,000 cash and ordered him to show he allegedly admitted was heroin that a source of funds should he post bail, also field-tested positive for the same he asked if the judge meant cash or substance. corporate surety. He showed no emoAffidavits also said police found an tion when Carroll said cash-only. ounce and a half of a substance that Both are scheduled for a probable field- tested positive for cocaine, some cause hearing on April 15. of which was wrapped in feminineRUTGERS from page 2 under harsh questioning from reporters at a news conference Friday over what he knew about the video months ago, but he got a nod of support from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the school’s board of governors. Barchi, who took office in September 2012, said he first saw the video only this week, but was aware it existed in late November when Pernetti gave him a summary of what was on it at the time. “This was a failure of process. I regret that I did not ask to see this video when Tim first told me of its existence,” Barchi said. “I want to apologize to the entire Rutgers community for the negative impact that this situation has had on Rutgers. “I also apologize to the LGBT community and all of us who share their values for the homophobic slurs shown on that video. I personally know how hurtful that language can be.” Based on the information he received from Pernetti, Barchi said he “agreed with and supported his recommendation to suspend, rather than fire, coach Rice at that time. It was not until Tuesday evening of this week, when I watched the video, that I had the opportunity to witness personally

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for the first time what Tim had seen last fall. “I was deeply disturbed by the behavior that the video revealed, which was much more abusive and pervasive than I had understood it to be. As Tim acknowledged on Wednesday, his decision to rehabilitate, rather than fire, coach Rice was wrong.” Barchi said the school hopes to appoint an interim athletic director in a few days but he admitted he had no idea whether that person would come from inside or outside the university. The 42-year-old Pernetti is a Rutgers graduate who played tight end for the Scarlet Knights from 1989-93. Pernetti said in his resignation letter to Barchi that “my first instincts when I saw the videotape of Coach Rice’s behavior was to fire him immediately. However, Rutgers decided to follow a process involving university lawyers, human resources professionals, and outside counsel.” “Following review of the independent investigative report, the consensus was that university policy would not justify dismissal. I have admitted my role in, and regret for, that decision, and wish that I had the opportunity to go back and override it for the sake of everyone involved,” it said.

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FATALITY from page one 1:25 p.m., when her vehicle crossed over the shoulder on the right-hand side of the road and rolled as it entered the wood line. Emergency responders found the woman away from the vehicle and deceased. According to police, there were no other passengers in the woman’s car and no other vehicles were involved in the crash. It was not immediately clear if she had been wearing her seat

belt, nor could investigators immediately say what caused the vehicle to leave the roadway. Belmont Police are investigating the accident with assistance from the Belknap County Regional Accident Reconstruction Team and the Gilmanton Police. Anyone who witnessed or has information relating to this crash is asked to call Belmont Police at 2678350. — Gail Ober

QUEBEC from page 2 The Racines De Vie Montessori daycare is located in two homes, and Sergeant Jean-Paul LeMay said police found a body in each one. LeMay said the children were safe at a nearby house. Police were investigating the link between the men and the possibility of domestic violence, LeMay said. He wouldn’t say if either was linked to a child at the day care. Police speculated that some children likely witnessed the killings. “It’s a small area, it’s a close space,” said Harel. “For sure, they should

have been witness (to) the event.” Parents sobbed and hugged while they waited for investigators to bring them to their children. Omar Eltalawi rushed to the scene from his nearby home as soon as he heard about the shooting, fearful for his 3-year-old daughter, Zain. “It was horrible,” Eltalawi said as he described the fear of not knowing what was going on inside the day care. “You see these things on the news and you don’t expect it to happen to you.” Gatineau city is just across the river from Ottawa, the capital.

Invasive beetle identified in N.H. CONCORD (AP) — An invasive beetle that has beleaguered 18 other states including Massachusetts and Connecticut has made its way to New Hampshire. The emerald ash borer, originally from China, has killed millions of ash trees nationwide since being discovered in Michigan in 2002. It’s often spread by people transporting firewood, and much of the outreach nationally has focused on a “Don’t Move Firewood” campaign. Officials from the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development and the Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food said Friday that a suspect tree was spotted in Concord on March 28, and federal authorities later confirmed that insect specimens from the tree were the invasive beetle. Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill said the discovery wasn’t unexpected, and that the state is beginning its response, which starts with a survey to determine the extent

of the beetle’s presence. “This is something we’ve been prepared for. (The ash borer) is in neighboring states and we knew it was somewhat inevitable that it would make its way up here,” Merrill said. The next likely step is quarantine to prevent the removal of ash logs and firewood from any affected areas in the hopes of slowing the pest’s spread, Merrill said. If unchecked, the beetle can devastate ash tree populations, damaging forests. The metallic green insect’s larvae feed just below the bark and adults go after the leaves. Ash trees where the pest is found typically die within two to five years. Ash is a commonly used landscape tree and makes up about six percent of New Hampshire’s northern hardwood forests. It has a wide variety of uses from flooring and furniture to hockey sticks and baseball bats. It’s also preferred for firewood according to Jason Stock with the New Hampshire Timberland Association.

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Streak of filling Fenway Park for 793 consecutive games likely to come to an end on Wednesday BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino stood in an empty Fenway Park to discuss the ballpark improvements for the upcoming season. At the home opener on Monday, all those seats will be filled. On Wednesday, maybe not. The Red Sox are preparing for the end of the sellout streak that has covered a record 793 regularseason games dating back to May 15, 2003. And, though Monday’s home opener against Baltimore will bring that total to 794, “what happens after that is unclear,” Lucchino told reporters on Friday at the annual pre-opener tour of ballpark improvements. “The streak will probably end in April, the first or second series. That’s fine,” Lucchino said. “It’s extraordinary. I don’t think anybody will come close to that for some time. We’re proud of it, but we move on. “The fact is that the fans supported the team in such numbers with such consistency. This year it will be easier. People will be able to get tickets because it is not all sold-out in advance.” The Red Sox play the Orioles again on Wednesday and Thursday night and, as the announcers say, “Good seats are still available.” Boston could play a record 17 home games in April, when the weather is bad and kids are in school and tickets are most difficult to sell. Although Fenway Park has long been one of baseball’s jewels, it wasn’t until the Yawkey era ended and the ownership group led by John Henry bought the team that baseball’s oldest ballpark truly became a star. The new owners spent $285 million to renovate Fenway, with new video boards and seats above the Green Monster alongside less visible additions like family bathrooms and a waterproof seating bowl. Tours amble through the ballpark in the offseason and before games, and fans have filled it to watch the Red Sox play in unprecedented numbers. Thanks to World Series championships in 2004 and 2007 — and an expanded capacity — the team has drawn over 3 million fans in each of the past four seasons. “I feel like we’re filled with understanding that a streak of nearly 10 years meets a natural end,” Red Sox spokesman Charles Steinberg said. “The point was never to have a streak. The point was: A park this popular in a region with fans this passionate should be able to sell all of its seats. That’s why when the streak ends, the philosophy doesn’t change.” But the team’s strategy to fill the park has had

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Napoli leads Red Sox to 6-4 win over Blue Jays TORONTO (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night in manager John Farrell’s return to Toronto. Will Middlebrooks added a solo shot for Boston and Junichi Tazawa (1-0) got the win despite allowing a tying homer to Jose Reyes in the seventh. Andrew Bailey pitched the eighth and Joel Hanrahan finished for his second save. A crowd of 45,328 let Farrell have it all night. The former Toronto manager left the Blue Jays last fall to replace Bobby Valentine in Boston. Reyes went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and Josh Johnson gave up nine hits over six innings in his Toronto debut. Farrell was jeered during batting practice and booed when he came to home plate to exchange lineup cards, doffing his cap on his way back to the bench. The ill will continued throughout, with Farrell booed when he came out to check on injured shortstop Jose Iglesias, and again when he made a pitching change in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes drew a one-out walk

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Paranormal Awards ceremony and conference taking place in Northfield on April 13 NORTHFIELD — The Paranormal Awards will take place Saturday, April 13, at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station, 5 Park St. The day begins with a conference and the set-up of numerous vendors, all selling an array of paranormal related equipment, T-shirts, candles, crystals and stones and other items related to ghost hunting, UFOs, Cryptozoology and Bigfoot. Psychic readings and lectures will also take place. All vendors will be on hand between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the station. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and should conclude by 10 p.m. An “After Party” will be held at the 1875 Inn in Tilton. The Paranormal Awards presentation is the Original and First Awards Celebration to be held annually. Awards categories include: Cryptozoology, Bigfoot, Ghost Hunters, and UFOs. There will be awards for Investigator of the Year, Team of the Year, Radio Show of the Year, EVP of the Year, Literary Award, Researcher of the Year, Internet Show of the Year, and Picture of the Year. CC Carole will serve as mistress of ceremo-

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County Democrats hear talk on immigration

LACONIA — Belknap County Democrats will hear about immigration and efforts to pass new immigration legislation at their meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Shanghai Restaurant, 331 South Main St. Kerstin Ahlgren of Lutheran Social Services of New England will be the meeting’s guest speaker. She will lead a conversation about the current immigration debate as well as discuss her work with refugees. Other topics of general discussion will include legislative activities in Concord, local committee updates and events, and upcoming activities. All registered Democrats in Belknap County are welcome and invited to attend Those who plan to have the dinner are asked to RSVP via email no later than Tuesday to” They may also contact with any questions or to request more information.

Comment sought on M’borough sidewalk study

MOULTONBOROUGH — Members of the public will have an opportunity comment on where sidewalks should be built in the Village Area at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia The meeting, to be 172 Pleasant Street • Laconia • 524-6488 held in Town Hall, lows a vote at March’s Town Meeting when We are a Welcoming Congregation voters instructed selectWorship Service 10:00am men to draw up a plan Sunday, April 7 for the construction of one of more sidewalks Sermon: Wrestling with the Blessing n the Village Area and In the challenge of living our lives we are often to present that plan to confronted with our own imperfection. What do we do with this knowledge and how can we voters at next year’s use it to become effective as imperfect people. Town Meeting. Andrew Moeller, Minister Public comment is Music by the UUSL Choir We invite you to join us in a delicious meal of being sought as to free homemade soup and bread after the what the “Village Area” worship service this week.

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from preceding page should encompass and what the proper boundaries of a study area would be. Those who unable to attend the upcoming meeting can submit their comments to Town Administrator Carter Terenzini either by hand-delivering them to Town Hall or mailing them to PO Box 139 Moultonborough, NH 03254, by fax to 1.603.476.5835, or email to in time for the written comments to arrive by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16.

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Evelyn M. Fuller, 80 TILTON — Evelyn May Fuller, 80, a longtime resident of Tilton died Friday, April 05, 2013 at the Mountain Ridge-Genesis Center in Franklin following a period of failing health. Evelyn was born in Laconia, June 30, 1932, daughter of Frederick O. Fuller and Christine M. (Perkins) Fuller. She had lived in the Sanbornton-Tilton areas all of her life. She was employed for many years at the former Tilton Endless Belt Company, worked in the dietary department at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton for ten years, Shaws Supermarket and Abundant Life Company. She enjoyed raising cows, sheep and rabbits. Evelyn also enjoyed gardening. Over the years she was a member of the Future Farmers of America and local Granges. Evelyn was

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527-9299 Belknap County Delegation Belknap County Commissioners April 17th, 2013 The Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday April 17th at 4:30 pm for the purposes of review of the year to date expenditures against the full line item budget passed by the convention on March 4, 2013. This will be followed by a full committee meeting at 6:00 PM to receive information from the Commissioners regarding a supplemental appropriation and other business to come before the Delegation.



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As of April 1, 2013 there were 936 residential homes on the market in the twelve communities covered by this report. The average asking price was $513,337 and the median price point was $249,900. Our inventory is down a bit from last April when there were 994 homes available which is great news, but the average price and median price point is also a bit lower as well. Our current inventory represents just a little over a 12 month supply of homes on the market. Not too bad... A recent article on the Fox Business News website by Brendon DeSimone cautioned readers not to be fooled by three real estate myths. Hey, what do you know, Real Estate Mythology! The first myth was that spring is the best time to sell a home. It has long been the conventional wisdom that spring was the time when buyers with families are out looking so they can find a new home to be into by the time the new school year started. No one wants the kiddos traumatized by starting mid-year at a new school. We’ve got video games for that! In the Lakes Region spring has always been a big selling period. Buyers finally have been able to dig themselves out from under the snow banks and are excited that they can actually see

the properties they might want to buy. But the article says that the best time to sell is actually the holiday season and right after. I can certainly agree that the buyers out looking for property on the second day of Christmas or when the weather is a balmy twenty four degrees are definitely serious! And, many buyers feel that a new year brings bright, new possibilities in home ownership leading them to embark on the search for a castle to call their own. The following chart (see next page) shows how many homes were sold each month in the twelve towns in this report. Our biggest sales months come during the summer and the fall. But homes sell all year round. I really think the best time to sell your home is when you have it ready to sell. Make sure it is in the best possible condition with all repairs taken care of, a fresh coat of paint where necessary, and above all make sure it is clean, clean, clean. And, I can also guarantee that no one is going to buy your home unless it is on the market. The second myth is for buyers and that is always to start with your lowest offer on a property. The see next page

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Meadowbrook hosts double country bill in September GILFORD — Country music performers Brantley Gilbert and the duo Florida Georgia Line are coming together for a concert at Meadowbrook this September. Tickets for this double-bill Sept. 6 concert go on sale today at 10 a.m. Both Gilbert and Florida Georgia Line have been nominated as New Artist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Singer-song writer Gilbert has had two consecu-

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East Athletic Cheer team shines LACONIA — East Athletic Cheer of Laconia won a fourth-place trophy in the All That Battle of the Stars Competition held recently in Haverhill, Mass. Both Juniors and Seniors earned the top spot for their divisions along with first-place banners. Two of EAC’s “top gun” stunt groups took the

first-place and runner-up spots in the entire afternoon session. East Athletic Cheer’s all star competitive cheer season concludes with a competition on April 20 in Worcester, Mass., and another on April 27 at UNH. Season 2 starts on May 5.

Meredith gallery offering classes this month on how to make small books MEREDITH — Starting this month, the Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin will offer workshops on making small, simple, handmade books which can be used for such things as diaries, recipes, baby gifts or travel journals. Classes will be offered in three-hour and five-hour formats. The three-hour workshop will show how make a small book using handmade Thai paper. The two-part, fivehour class will teach participants how to make a book with hand blockprinted leaves as well as applied natural ones, a unique form of fabric

collage, or a combination of both techniques. A single workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on how to create handmade designs on heavy weight deckle- edged cards using natural leaves and exquisite Chinese wheat straw butterflies. Classes will be limited to four participants, and no previous experience is necessary. Details about the class schedule or other information can be obtained by calling Suzanne Lee at 279-8663 or email

Belknap County Committee on Aging discussing ways to keep active GILFORD — Ways for senior citizens to keep active will be discussed at the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging’s meeting on Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Room on Route 11A behind the First United Methodist Church. The committee works to advocate and inform the public on matters relating to the development and implementation of local, state and

federal programs / issues affecting well-being, independence and dignity of older citizens. The committee meets on the second Friday of each month. Its meetings are open to the public. Those with questions, or want more information, can contact Stace DickerHendricks at 603-528-2555 or or Carrie Chandler at 279-8111 or cchandler@

Credit workshop held April 16 in Laconia MARTIN, LORD & OSMAN, P.A.

Our Family Law Team: Standing, Attorneys Judy Homan, Lissa Mascio Seated, Paralegal Valerie Dutcher & Attorney Benette Pizzimenti

Attorneys at Law The Busiel Mill, One Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 524-41211 (800) 439-5999 On the Web:

LACONIA – A workshop on understanding the importance of good credit and the responsible use of credit cards will take place Tuesday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Family Resource Center, 719 North Main St. “To Your Credit/Charge It Right” is the fourth of several one-time financial-literacy workshops the center is offering. Optional dinner is provided at 5:30

and child care/transportation is available upon request. Individuals interested in registering or for more information are welcome to contact the LRCS Family Resource Center at 581- 1577 and speak with Erin Klasen or e-mail Attendance certificates will be provided to individuals that complete the workshop.

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Dear Annie: I’ve always had a problem with my mother and sister. When I was a child, I often stayed with my grandfather. I loved this man fiercely. He died recently, and the last 10 years of his life were terrible. My mother and aunts rescinded his DNR and disregarded his wishes about life support, forcing him to remain in a partially vegetative state for years. My sister, “Alice,” inserted herself into this drama at every opportunity. She had to be removed from his bedside when she became hysterical and lashed out at the nurses. Alice submitted the death notice to the local paper without checking with anyone. She left out many family members, who are furious and are taking it out on me. My aunt (the executor of the will) has made it clear that I won’t get the small tokens my grandfather left me unless I pick sides. I doubt Alice’s grief is genuine. When I moved away, my aunts paid her to stay with Grandpa, and she told me she was only doing it for the money. My mother and aunts won’t set a date for a memorial because they’re all so busy trying to hurt each other. Every family function becomes a three-ring circus. How can I grieve for a grandparent who meant the world to me when I’m busy refereeing? -- Brokenhearted Dear Brokenhearted: Our condolences on the loss of your grandfather. Please don’t focus on how genuine your sister’s grief is. If she is behaving for the sake of drama, so be it. And the executor of an estate does not have the legal right to withhold a bequest. You can talk to your grandfather’s lawyer about that. We know how upsetting this is for you, but you would be better served by staying out of the family fights with as much diplomatic neutrality and distance as you can muster. Dear Annie: I hope you will print my “public service” letter for all contractors and building managers: Please place the toilet paper holder in the restrooms high

enough that one does not have to bend over to get the toilet paper out. This is particularly important in handicapped stalls where the paper dispenser tends to be below the handrail. Someone with a back problem will have a great deal of difficulty reaching down to six inches from the floor to get the paper. Thank you. -- An Iowa Back Patient Dear Iowa: Ideally, the toilet paper holder should be placed so that the paper (not necessarily the holder) is at elbow height when one is seated. Dear Annie: You print lots of letters from grandparents who say their kids keep them isolated from their grandchildren. Here’s my perspective: In our extended family, we have one grandparent who is an active alcoholic and hoarder (so we can’t visit), two who smoke multiple packs a day (so we limit our time), two who think the best entertainment is mocking us (so we limit our children’s exposure) and one who believes the Earth revolves around her. When we had our first child, all six of these grandparents descended on our house at once, stayed for many hours, offered no assistance whatsoever, expected to be waited on hand and foot, and mocked our parenting decisions. These parents ignore whatever boundaries we set. They aren’t abusive, and there are no insurmountable differences. But they don’t respect that my spouse and I work long hours and value the limited time we have together. We don’t want to be manipulated, ignored or berated. If any one of these parents treated us respectfully, we would gladly open our home to them more often. They say how selfish my generation is, but frankly, we have great-grandparents with whom we have wonderful relationships because they show respect and understanding. We go out of our way to make sure they spend time with their great-grandchildren. -Fed Up with Grandparents

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For Rent

OUR hearts reach out to you. Raising your baby in our loving, happy home would be a dream come true. Expenses Paid. Ann & Thomas 1-888-252-8555.

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606

BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

Animals DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $450, ready 4/14. (603)539-1603.


1987 FWD Chevy Silverado with plow. 3/4 ton, 130K, no rust. $1,900/OBO. 603-759-2895 1997 Dodge Dakota 4X4-178K miles, new clutch. $1,000 or best offer. 556-0757 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition: 1-Owner, 82K, leather, moonroof, great condition. $6,300/best offer. 393-9667 2004 Chevy Blazer LS: Under 112k miles. $4500 or BO. 832-3535. 2004 Chevy Malibu LS full-power, CD, Alloy wheels, one owner, only 34K. Must see, excellent condition. $7900. Call 455-0404.

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.

Announcement FOXWOODS DAY TRIP Sunday, April 21, 2013 Friday, May 10th, 2013 Meredith & Laconia pick-up

2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLPower windows, doors, sunroof, keyless entry. Heated leather seats, 118K, just inspected, in great shape. Asking $5,400 Call 528-3330 2006 Jeep Cherokee Laredo- 17K original miles, V-8 auto, AC, 4WD, Sunroof, White, New MS Tires, Airbags front & sides, CD, Extras. $14,500. 603-524-9491 2009 Lincoln MKZ- Original owner, 40K miles, remote starter, under factory warranty, like new. $16,000. 293-7641

Call Claire, 293-8814 or Tom, 279-7883

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo Limited: Mint, black on black, 44k. $18,795. 267-7044.

IF you would like to learn how to eliminate your electric bill, We have the answer. Please call Barb between 8am & 6pm. 603-477-2785 N.A.P.

BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

JURIED Student Exhibition, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, April 2-20, FREE. 535-2614

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. Tonneau Cover- Great coniditon, Gray, fiberglass for Dodge Dakota. new $1,000 sacrifice

FOR rent 19 ft. slip at Quayside Marina. All amenities. $2200 for season. 253-7231. SLIPS: Paugus Bay for 2013, up to 18ft. $900. 455-7270.

Child Care CHILDRENS Garden Childcare:

Caring family atmosphere, routine & activities. Clean, dependable environment. Full time & school openings. 528-1857

For Rent LACONIA 1 BEDROOM on main level, heat included $850/month. Walking distance to downtown. 1-car detached garage. screen porch, kitchen, dining and living rooms. fenced in yard. Washer/Dryer available in basement w/storage. References & deposit. No pets. No smoking. 387-8163.

FRANKLIN- 2 bedroom apartment. Living room & kitchen with cherry cabinets & new appliances, on first floor. 2 bedrooms & bath on second floor. Washer/Dryer available. $800/Month, 1 month security required. No pets/No smoking. 603-279-1385

FURNISHED ROOM $125/ week, near I-93/ Tilton, smoker/ pet OK. Utilities included, no drinking or drugs. 603-286-9628. FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

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

617-780-9312 GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190-$235/Week. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILFORD: 1 Bedroom with Amazing Views, includes heat, hot water, electric, cable. Dead-end location, quiet, 3 miles to downtown. No smoking/pets, $175/week. Sec. plus first week. 455-8319 LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163

LACONIA B A L D W I N ST .1-bedroom, great move-in special. $550/Month, $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA Beautiful one bedroom in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Walk to downtown and beaches. Fireplace, lots of natural woodwork, washer/ dryer. Heat/ Hot water included. $775. 528-6885

LACONIA HEAT INCLUDED! Cozy 2-bedroom unit, coin-up Laundry, newly painted, quiet location. $750/Month. Security deposit required. 387-8664 LACONIA LYFORD S T .1-bedroom, great move-in special. $675/Month, Heat/hot water included. $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA- 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities. 3 Bedroom unit $1,000/month +utilities. Call GCE @267-8023. Please No Pets LACONIA- LYFORD ST .2-bedroom, great move-in special. $975/Month, heat/hot water included. $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call Craig at 238-8034 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 1-bedroom great move-in special. $650/Month, $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034

New Franklin Apartments, LLC

Belmont- 2 bedroom in kid friendly neighborhood. $195/Week + Utilities. No pets. Security/references required. 520-5209

is accepting applications for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for their Elderly Affordable Housing Communities. All utilities are included. There is ample parking, beautiful country setting, on-site laundry facilities & 24/7 maintenance service.

BRISTOL: Newly renovated 1BR apartment. Heat and hot water included. $650/month. Second floor, sunny and bright. 217-4141.

For application, please contact 603-286-4111 Or TTY 1-800-735-2964

WANTED BOAT SLIP Respectful boater looking for boat slip in the Laconia, Gilford, Alton area. Work number (508)826-0555

For Rent FRANKLIN 2 Bedroom Apartment in beautiful Victorian home & grounds. 2nd floor, heat/hot water, appliances, washer/dryer supplied. No pets/No smoking, $775/month, 1 month security. 603-279-1385

CENTER Harbor- Seeking responsible/mature individual to rent this one bedroom guest house located on my property in Center Harbor. Quiet-Private-Park like setting. Close to town and beach. $875/Month, all utilities included. Available 5/1. 387-6774.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NEW CONSTRUCTION Lochmere Meadows Phase II Tilton, NH Tentative opening end of June 2013 Spacious 2 Bedroom (Minimum 2 person household) Townhouse Style Units Rent based on 30% of adjusted monthly Income USDA and Tax Credit income limits apply Heat & Hot Water Included in Rent Buildings are non-smoking Credit, Criminal, & Landlord Checks No Pets Please

CONTACT US TODAY! 1-800-742-4686 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118

The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301 Proudly owned by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust

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

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

THIS, That & the other thing located at 1073 union Ave., Laconia, NH. Open Thurs-Mon. 9am-5pm. Traditional & vintage collectibles & furniture.

LACONIA- The last place you!ll want to live! Quiet, mature tenant wanted for stunning, 2nd floor fully restored Victorian 1 bedroom near downtown. Tin ceilings, maple floors, beautiful woodwork, LR, DR, Sunroom and new kitchen & bath, on-site laundry, secure storage room, parking. Heated toasty warm. Ready May 1. Come and stay forever. $800/Month. 494-4346

For Rent-Commercial

LACONIA- Very Large 3-bedroom duplex close to Town, Hospital. No pets, $950/month + Utilities. 603-455-0874. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $215/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234,

BELMONT Busy Route 106 & Route 140 Intersection, 2 retail stores 1600 + 2000 sq ft and 1600 sq ft office suites available from $500/ mo. plus utilities. 520-7717


Approved paint booth with 4,000 sq. ft. work area. & office space. $1,500 per month + utilities. Call:

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

(603) 630-2882 BELMONT Retail or office space. 1,000 sq. ft. $700 per month, more space available if needed. Call:

(603) 630-2882

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

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

Call 603-785-3078

For Sale 2000 John Deere 42” snowblower with 42 ” mower deck. Rear bagger, runs great, $1,500/OBO. 603-731-7884


ANTIQUE Doll House (Federal) Furnished, 6-rooms, ceiling lights w/switches. 44 1/4” X 32”. $600. 528-1481

SANBORNTON- Beautiful furnished 1 Bedroom house; quiet country location but close commute to Concord or Laconia. Perfect for one person. Gas heat, woodstove, views! $900. plus utilities. Non-smoker, no pets. Available May 1st. 603-387-1410 SAVE an average of $60/M when you move into Wingate Village, by doing your laundry at home with our convenient washer/dryer hookups in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Private yards & full basements. 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. Income Restrictions Apply. We accept Section 8 Vouchers TILTON: 3-bedroom house, 2 baths, large family room, garage under, nice location! $1,300/mo.

Career Coaching Resume Writing Cover Letters & More Great Rates - Call Now 603-520-0052 ATTENTION NEEDED AT ONCE

FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $200/ cord. Seasoned available $250/ cord. (603)455-8419 FISHER Price Basketball Hoop w/NESN Action Sounds, adjustable up to 6! tall, $20. 455-3686. TIRES : (4) B.F. Goodrich 205-65R15. Great buy! $180/best offer. 393-7884 or 455-8112. LACONIA: GE Profile Electric Steam Dryer. Bought new, used only a few months. $450. 207-949-4993 LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. Portable Bobhouse (one man sled-style with towbar) $150. Three man Frabill Ranger sled-style portable bobhouse with towbar $250. 524-4445 SMALL dog pet buffet w/storage $10. Doggie stairs $5. Gentle leader collar 25-60 lb. $8. Car & walking harness 20-35 lbs $10. All brand new. 677-7660 SNOW Blower- New Ariens 28 inch, like new. Asking $795. Misc. landscape hand tools. 387-7100 STAIRMASTER Gravitron 2000AT Chin and Dip Assist Like New Orig. $3995 Sale $1200 (603)

ATTRACTIVE celery colored fabric chair, straight back in traditional style mint condition, $59.95. 603-528-4014. NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430. TWO hope chests, $60 each. One kids roll top desk, $100, 2 Two Star brand wood heaters, small metal, great for garage or bob house $50/each, Frigidaire upright freezer 16 cu. Ft. $80. 387-6524

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

SKILLED craftsman wanted at wooden boat shop Laconia. Experienced with: Fine woodworking, engine, mechanicals, rigging, wiring, varnishing & metal fabricating. 603-369-0042.

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

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



AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.

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

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

Please call 528-4433 for an interview.

(603) 524-4199

Queen pillowtop mattress set for $150. New! Still in Factory Sealed Plastic! Must liquidate ASAP! Call 603-630-0867

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

Help Wanted COOK STAFF Waterfall Caf é at Mill Falls is seeking a full-time, year-round cook to join the team for a mid-May start date. Requires 1-3 years prior experience; experience in a caf é/diner setting with fast service orders a plus. Must be personable, friendly and able to work weekends. Please pick up an application or apply online at No phone calls.

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

LACONIA Gilford A v e. 2-bedroom house full basement, washer/dryer hook-up., Great move-in special. $850/Month, $200 security deposit, no application fee. Call Craig at 238-8034



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

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

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

Help Wanted

AM Career Services

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

CBH Landscape

SALES CONSULTANT Would you like to control your income? Well you can at Ippolito’s! We have an immediate opening for a commissioned Sales Consultant. Experience is not necessary, we will train you and you will receive a salary while you are in training. Good references are a must, must be self-motivated and reliable. Working Saturday and Sunday are a must. Control your income. The more you sell the more you make. Health insurance available after 90 days of employment. E-mail resume to or bring it in person or mail to:

Ippolito’s Furniture 193 Daniel Webster Hwy. Meredith, NH 03253 No phone calls!

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

Call 528-6126 for Appointment

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


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Get Fuzzy

Today’s Birthdays: Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson is 85. Composer-conductor Andre Previn is 84. Country singer Merle Haggard is 76. Actor Billy Dee Williams is 76. Actor Roy Thinnes is 75. Writer-comedian Phil Austin (Firesign Theatre) is 72. Movie director Barry Levinson is 71. Actor John Ratzenberger is 66. Actress Marilu Henner is 61. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Janet Lynn is 60. Actor Michael Rooker is 58. Rock musician Warren Haynes is 53. Rock singermusician Frank Black is 48. Author Vince Flynn is 47. Actress Ari Meyers is 44. Actor Paul Rudd is 44. Actor-producer Jason Hervey is 41. Rock musician Markku Lappalainen (mar-KOO’ lap-uh-LAN’-en) is 40. Actor Zach Braff is 38. Actress Candace Cameron Bure is 37. Jazz and rhythmand-blues musician Robert Glasper is 35. Actress Eliza Coupe is 32. Actor Bret Harrison is 31. Actor Charlie McDermott is 23.

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opinions. Not you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Be wary of the one who comes on strong in the beginning. This may actually be a sign of commitment phobia. It’s complicated, but you can avoid the complication by vowing only to form healthy, natural-feeling relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You tap into the secret desires of others. You know they want excitement and challenge, and you provide this, perhaps unconsciously but quite thoroughly nonetheless. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You learn a lot about a person by observing his or her daily routine. Your routine now can be shuffled ever so slightly to fit nicely with the patterns of another. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 6). You are ambitious, but you don’t want for power and money. You’re more interested in matters of social change, creativity and peace. You have high ideals, but the results you see in April and May let you know that they are also attainable. Family developments in June brighten your scene. A special connection rules the summer. Libra and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 5, 27, 44 and 39.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Having a lot of money means you can help people. Having very little money means less stuff to manage and be stressed about. Both states have their merits, so enjoy wherever you are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). As you dream about a trip you want to take, the mental traveling you’ll do is almost as wonderful as the real thing -- and without any of the cost or risk. Eventually, you’ll get where you want to go. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When your body needs food, so does your mind. Timely and healthful eating will be necessary for you to turn out an optimal performance and meet the demands of the day. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The thing about mediocrity is that it’s relative. That’s why you can never tell whether another person is settling for less. People have their own ideas about the parameters of more and less, and you won’t judge that. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Luckily, change doesn’t happen instantly. If it did, existence would be chaotic and meaningless. The change you’re making is a slow process, and it’s going well. You’ll see in a few weeks! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may suddenly realize you don’t need something (or someone) you thought was absolutely crucial to your scene. Replacing “need” with “want” (or “don’t want,” for that matter) is liberating. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The kitchen cabinets are telling a story about what you like, how organized you are and what you haven’t been able to let go of. Do you dare take these cabinets on as a project and change the story? SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Getting into a relationship is like getting into a car deal. To avoid buyer’s remorse, you’ll examine the issues, observe the quirks, and look for flaws and faults before you take things any further. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have ideas. Also, you know how to conjure more when you run out. If anyone needs ideas, you’re the one they should ask. Note that some people mistake ideas for



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, April 6, the 96th day of 2013. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became Major League Baseball’s first designated hitter as he faced pitcher Luis Tiant of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway. (Blomberg was walked with the bases loaded; Boston won the game, 15-5.) On this date: In 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints was organized by Joseph Smith in Fayette, N.Y. In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee as Confederate forces launched a surprise attack against Union troops, who beat back the Confederates the next day. In 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece. In 1909, American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the first men to reach the North Pole. In 1917, Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany. In 1943, “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was first published in the U.S. by Reynal & Hitchcock of New York. In 1945, during World War II, the Japanese warship Yamato and nine other vessels sailed on a suicide mission to attack the U.S. fleet off Okinawa; the fleet was intercepted the next day. In 1959, “Gigi” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1958; Susan Hayward was named best actress for “I Want to Live!” and David Niven was named best actor for “Separate Tables.” (To the embarrassment of the show’s producers, the scheduled 2-hour ceremony fell about 20 minutes short.) In 1973, NASA launched Pioneer 11, which flew by Jupiter and Saturn. In 1988, Tirza Porat, a 15-year-old Israeli girl, was killed in a West Bank melee. (Although Arabs were initially blamed, the army concluded Tirza had been accidentally shot by a Jewish settler.) In 1998, country singer Tammy Wynette died at her Nashville home at age 55. Ten years ago: In the Iraq War, U.S. forces encircled and began flying into Baghdad’s international airport. British forces in the south made their deepest push into Basra, Iraq’s secondlargest city. Five years ago: President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, failed to overcome sharp differences over a U.S. missile defense system as they closed their seven-year relationship. Anti-China demonstrators caused chaos as the Olympic torch was relayed through London ahead of the Beijing games. One year ago: Five black people were shot, three fatally, in Tulsa, Okla.; two suspects, Jake England and Alvin Watts, are accused of targeting the victims on the basis of race. A Navy F18 Hornet jet whose pilots were forced to eject crashed in a spectacular fireball into a big apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va., scattering plane parts and wiping out some 40 units, but killing no one. Fang Lizhi (fahng lee-juhr), 76, who was one of China’s best-known dissidents, died in Tucson, Ariz. Painter Thomas Kinkade, 54, died in Los Gatos, Calif.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Auction held by the Starr King Fellowship. Silent auction begins at 6 p.m. followed by the live auction at 7:15 p.m. Cash bar and refreshments available. Seventh annual Gowns for Girls free prom dress event held by the Faith, Hope and Love Foundation. 1-4 p.m. at the Meredith Bay Colony Club in Meredith. Lakeport Freight Museum Open in Laconia to the public. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pancake breakfast to raise funds for a Tilton police officer who needs a kidney transplant conducted by the Tilton Senior Center. 8-10 a.m. at Applebees in Tilton. Tickets are $10. Pruning workshop conducted by UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County Field Specialist Kelly McAdam. 12:30 p.m. at Sunny Slope Farm in Alton. For more information call 527-5475 or email kelly.mcadam@ Spaghetti dinner and silent auction held to benefit local cancer patient Dannie Gullage and his family. 4-7 p.m. at the Gilmanton School. Cost is $7 per person or $25 per family. For more information email jodthetoad75@ Ninth Annual 5k Spring Classic Road Race to benefit the Latin Club hosted by the Moultonborough Academy. Race begins at 10 a.m. from Moultonborough Central School. Registration costs $20 and takes place between 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Fourth Annual Laconia High School Friends of Football auction to raise funds to purchase uniforms and equipment held at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia. Silent auction begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Live Auction at 7 p.m. Passport Processing Day open to the general public and members of the Plymouth State University community. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PSU Ice Arena in Plymouth. $7 photo processing fee. For more information on the prices of passport cards and applications call 535-2336. Annual Spring Fling Workshop event sponsored by the New Hampshire State Grange. 9 a.m. at the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church. Requested $10 donation to cover workshop cost and lunch. To pre-register or for more information call 588-6615 or visit Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

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

Experience a must and presentation skills preferred. Dependable & reliable.

ELECTRICIANS WANTED Master or Journeyman A Working Foreman Experienced Apprentices

ELECTRICIAN JW Electric of Meredith is celebrating 21 years in business and is accepting applications for 3rd year apprentice or journeyman Electrician for immediate employment. Send resume with work experience to John at:

Career & Technical Education Director Huot Technical Center Laconia High School Laconia School District is seeking a Director for our Career and Technical Education Center. The Huot Technical Center (HTC) is located on the grounds of Laconia High School and is in the midst of renovations to their existing facility and gaining a new facility. HTC serves students from high schools in Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, Meredith, Laconia and Tilton. Our current programs include Culinary Arts, Human Services-Culinary Tech Fields, Early Childhood Education, Health Science & Technology, Pre-Engineering, Bio-Technology, Building Construction, Automotive Technology, Manufacturing-Engineering-Technology, Multi-Media Communications, Law Enforcement, Plumbing & Heating, and Business Education. Job responsibilities include effective human resource management, fiscal management including local and grant funds, effective communication with parents, school administrators, teachers, and business community in the region, and all other competencies as outlined by the credentialing process at the NH Department of Education. Experience in high school leadership, Master’s degree, NH Certification as Career Technical Education Director are required. Position begins July 1, 2013 ~ Interviews begin mid April Please send Letter of Intent, Resume, three Letters of recommendation and application to:

James McCollum, Principal Laconia High School 345 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246

For information visit - Email inquiries welcomed at:

Academic Coordinator for Teaching & Learning at Laconia Middle School Job responsibilities include curriculum, instruction and assessment development for our middle school. Provide leadership and teacher accountability for curriculum writing, instructional strategies and assessment practices. Coach and mentor support for teachers with a focus on our literacy and mathematics programs for the first year. Model lessons for teachers. Create professional development that increases our staff alignment with and understanding of the Common Core Standards. Provide a research-based instructional model that is language-based, student-centered, process-oriented, and outcome-based. Facilitate Professional Learning Communities as a means to support staff development that focuses on student learning needs. Guide administrators and teachers in the process of monitoring the progress of every studentthrough systematized assessment, data collection, and analysis. This administrative position is part of a four person team for our middle school. Master’s degree with experience in building leadership preferred. Position begins July 1, 2013 ~ Interviews begin mid April Please send Letter of Intent, Resume, three Letters of recommendation and application to:

Eric Johnson, Principal Laconia Middle School 150 McGrath Street Laconia, NH 03246

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JW ELECTRIC PO Box 526 Meredith, NH 03253

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

ServSafe Certification a plus, but not required Please e-mail resume to:

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


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

Starting at $2.50 per day Call 737.2020 or email

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

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

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

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


Newfound Area School District

Year round Possibility Must be available Weekends & Bike Week

Speech and Language Pathologist PART TIME Massage Therapist Sundays 11am-3pm $16 per hour Randy

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Student Services Administrator We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to serve as the Student Services Administrator with extensive knowledge in special education. Interested candidate must hold a certification as a Special Education Administrator. Send a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, job application, and 3 letters of recommendation by April 25th to: Dr. Phillip McCormack - Superintendent Newfound Area School District 20 North Main Street Bristol, NH 03222 or Contact the SAU office by phone at 744-5555 ext 237 EOE

We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to serve as a Speech /Language Pathologist. Interested candidate must hold a New Hampshire license. Send a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, job application, and 3 letters of recommendation by April 25th to: Dr. Phillip McCormack - Superintendent Newfound Area School District 20 North Main Street Bristol, NH 03222 or Contact the SAU office by phone at 744-5555 ext 237 EOE

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

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

Now Hiring Seasonal Summer Positions: Deli, Cashiers, Center Store, Customer Service Associates, Meat & Seafood

Supermarket Experience helpful, but willing to train the right candidate:

Open Availability Preferred

Hannaford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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MOUNTAIN VIEW NURSING HOME Position: MDS Coordinator Job Status: Full time, Exempt Qualifications: Successful candidate will display the ability to perform as an active member of an interdisciplinary team, focusing on providing quality care, the RAI, and ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations while monitoring to ensure accuracy of all documentation. This is not an entry level position. • Must be an RN and currently licensed in New Hampshire • Must have previous Skilled/Long Term Care Nursing Experience and knowledge of RUGS system and Care Plans • RAI/MDS 3.0 Experience required Mail, Email or Fax Letter of Interest and Resume with salary requirements prior to Friday, April 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm to: Deborah Newlin, HR Generalist Department of Human Resources PO Box 152, Ossipee, NH 03864 (fax) 603-539-1804 Carroll County takes pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

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

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1980 FLH HD/Project bike. Runs, wiring needs to be finished, lost eyesight. All original equipment included, plus jack. $4,000. 387-6524

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

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

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

Home Improvements “DO IT YOURSELF”


1985 HONDAY 1st year Rebel 250cc, black, great starter bike, or gas saver. $1375 or BO. 1983 Honda V45, 750cc shaft drive, burgandy, cruiser style. $1175 or BO. Call 455-2430 2007 Honda Metropolitan 50cc Scooter. No M.C. license required. 795 miles, mint condition, $1,000. firm. 387-9342 2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster: 2300cc/2.3L inline 3 cylinder motor. Flat black, 9,226 miles, serviced by 2nd Wind BMW/Triumph. 150+ HP/170’ lbs. + torque, Fleetliner fairing w/two windshields, Jardine 3-1-2 exhaust (no cat.), nice saddlebags, ABS. Asking $17,500 or BRO. 496-8639 2011 Yamaha Stryker: 1304cc V-Twin, Orange/Copper, 1884 Miles. Purchased new from Freedom Cycle in July 2012. Strong motor, nice ride, asking $9,750 or BRO. 496-8639

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

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

Concrete Pump Operator Leading North Country Concrete Pump Company looking for qualified boom pump operator. Required to meet ACPA certification, have Class B license, be mixer driver trained with possibility of work on some weekends.

Please call or mail resume to:


Coleman Concrete Company 9 NH, Rt. 113, Conway, NH 03818 603-447-5936

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


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

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

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

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Services We are seeking a very special Professionals to share our Passion for Compassion. An understanding of the broader health care system ensures patients /clients receive appropriate services in the environment which best meets the care goals of the patient. Home Care nursing includes caring for and educating family members or care givers in an effort to safely maintain their loved ones at home for as long as possible.

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

Our environment is very supportive, fun loving, team oriented and above all, caring. We are committed to our mission and we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you if you feel you are a match for our agency. Previous Home Care and/or long term care experience is preferred. The positions require weekend and holiday coverage including on-call time per client/agency needs. Creative thinking is highly encouraged, computer experience is necessary, time management is essential and a sense of humor is expected.

Per Diem Physical Therapist Per Diem Maine Certified Nursing Assistant Visiting Nurse, Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County. Box 432 North Conway, NH 03860. 603-356-7006 or email

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

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

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

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Dinner-dance benefits River Crew Art program

LACONIA — A dinner-dance fundraising event for the River Crew Art Program will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Laconia. All proceeds will benefit River Crew Art, a program that aims to help homeless people by showing them how to use photography and art to raise community awareness about homelessness. Tickets for the event will go on sale soon. Volunteers are now seeking sponsors for the event, as well as items for a raffle and silent auction. Those wishing to become a sponsor, donate a raffle item, or make a donation to the River Crew Art Program can contact Dick Smith at: (203) 841-9155 or email: richard9445@ Elaine Morrison can be reached at 5271974 or program began

in February 2012 under the guidance of local volunteers Dick Smith and Elaine Morrison. During the past year, participants in the River Crew Art have created both artwork and photography, which was exhibited last September at the Busiel Mill in Laconia. The group also maintained a planter as part of the city’s Adopt-A-Spot program and received an award for its efforts. As part of their desire to give back to the community, participants painted over graffiti on the back of Laconia’s old police station. Smith and Morrison are now raising funds, which will go toward the purchase of additional art supplies and materials. The springtime dinner-dance, featuring the music of Annie and the Orphans, is part of that effort.

Circle Trot run and walk set for April 28 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — The Circle Program’s annual Circle Trot — a 2k/5k/10k run and walk — will take place Sunday, April 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event, sponsored by Plymouth State University’s Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities, will start at the PSU Ice Arena and Welcome



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LANDSCAPING: Spring Clean-ups, mowing, mulching brush cutting, weeding, etc. Call 603-387-9788

DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361

Yard Sale LACONIA Garage Sale- 90 Winter St. Saturday, 9am-2pm. Bicycles, tools, something for everyone!

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92 Gilford Ave, Laconia

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(Across from Trustworthy) Rain or Shine Rain brings sale inside



Saturday, April 6, 8AM-2PM 32 Harvest Run,Gilford. Lawnmowers, yard tools, weed eater/sweeper combo, furniture, household items, books, etc.

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


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

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

Situation Wanted VISUALLY impared man looking for hiking companion. Call Bob 387-6524

Yard Sale



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Center. The joint goal of the race, for both Circle and the university, is to promote physical fitness, healthy living, and friendly competition, while providing family fun and financial support for the Circle Program. The center has written the Circle Trot into see next page

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at Paugus Bay, Lake Winnpesaukee


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Final phase oF 51 BRanD neW hoMes: 1,775 s.f. cape model has 3 BR (1st Fl. master), 3 BA, 2-car att. garage, porch, 12x12’ deck, city water/sewer, ¼ acre lots. starting at $239,900. Directions: Rte. 3 (Union Ave, Laconia) or Rte. 106 (Parade Rd.) to Elm St., Laconia to Massachusetts Ave. Left on to North St. and then right onto Nature’s View Dr to 15 Nature’s View Drive.

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THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Saturday, April 6, 2013— Page 27

Lakes Region Genealogy Group hearing from guest speaker on Thursday WOLFEBORO — The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group will host a speaker to who will talk about applying for membership in lineage societies

at its meeting on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library. Marianne Marcussen will present the program

from preceding page the PSU curriculum for graduate and undergraduate study for future health and physical education practitioners with the goal of providing a trained workforce that will encourage community wellness. Similar to the Mayhew Program, the Circle Program offers girls a residential summer camp experience and year-round mentoring program. New participants are encouraged to run or walk with a

partner or team. All ages and ability levels are welcome, but the number of participants is limited to three hundred. To guarantee a bib number and to receive a free T-shirt, participants should pre-register at www. (search for “Circle Trot 2013”) or call the Circle Program office at (603) 536-4244 for more information. Questions may also be directed to Race Director Brooke at

CALENDAR from page 22

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Faculty music recital featuring the performances of various PSU professors. 3 p.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community. Pre-registration required by calling 524-5600. Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship Sundays from 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. 23rd Annual Taste of the Lakes Region to benefit Altrusa’s community projects. 3-5:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa. $25 per person. No one under 21 admitted. Cash bar available. For more information or for tickets email

MONDAY, APRIL 8 The April Breast Cancer and Beyond gathering featuring a brief overview about lymphedema prevention and treatement. 4:30-6 p.m. at the Woman’s Imaging Center at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. For more information call 527-2940 or email Presentation on the energetics of the Flower of Life and how it is used to increase one’s personal aura hosted by the White Mountain Dowsers. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Starr King Unitarian Fellowship in Plymouth. Discussion on the powers of attorney in New Hampshire. 6 p.m. at St. Francis Heathcare on Court Street. Talk about the founding of Moultonborough 250 years ago presented by a member of the Moultonborough Historical Society. 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Moultonborough public library. Refreshments served. For more information visit Belknap Range Trail Trenders annual meeting. 6 to 8

p.m. at the Gilford Pubic Library. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Gilford Public Library events. Mahjong 12:30-3 p.m. B.R.A.T.T.S Annual Meeting 6-8 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m. Free one on one internet and computer instruction every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center, 11 Grange Road, Tilton. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073. Meeting of Lakes Region I.B.D. Support Group for persons with Chrohn’s Disease, various forms of Colitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 7 p.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Center at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. For more information call Randall Sheri at 524-2411, 359-5236 or 524-3289.

“There’s an App for That: Submitting a Successful Lineage Society Application”. A lineage society is an organization whose members must prove lineal descent from a specific ancestor. These societies, also known as heritage societies, may be based upon such criteria as military or patriotic services or early residence or immigration from a certain area. Examples include the Daughters of the American Evolution, Settlers and Builders of Ohio, and the Holland Society of New York. The presentation will include information on how to know if you are eligible for membership and guidelines for filling out the application. Assistance see next page


Sunday, April 7th • 12-2 2 Potter Road, Belmont, NH

Stop by and see this newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on private corner lot off Rte. 107. Close to Laconia and all Lakes Region amenities.

Newly Priced at $189,900!

Patricia Guevin, Sales Agent (603) 520-1438 348 Court Street, Laconia, NH ~ 603-524-2255

524-6565 Fax: 524-6810

E-mail: 61 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, NH 03249

Saturday, April 20th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm







Beautiful Lakewood Beach Winnisquam is right across from your front door!! There is a permitted in-law apartment or open it up and you’ll have a sprawling 4 bedroom 2 bath Ranch. BIG LR with a brick fireplace, screen porch, deck, wood floors and 1 car garage. LOTS OF UPDATES!! GREAT LOCATION! $199,900

BRAND NEW!! Be the first to live in this bright & shiny new Manufactured Ranch. 1120 SF , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, fully appl kitchen, energy efficient and nicely landscaped level’s on it’s own land!! NOW…$119,000

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Sponsored by Bank of NH Topics include:

• Credit & Budgeting • Qualifying for a Mortgage • Working with a Realtor® • The Home Inspection Process • The Closing Process



Just $119,000 for this completely renovated fresh New England home. NOT BANK OWNED! Remodeled and/or replaced inside and out! New roof, new windows, new hot water and plumbing, remodeled and fully appl kitchen, new flooring and 2 new baths. There’s 3-4 bedrooms, a deck and fenced side yard.

Dir: Pleasant St To Gale Ave, 2nd rt on Holman,bear left on Shore..Look for sign

Dir:Main St Tilton to Park St, follow to ball park, turn left on Summer..home on rt





NEWLY LISTED!! Spectacular VIEW FILLED Gilford Contemporary. Attention to architectural detail with no expense spared...The heated driveway leads to this gorgeous home with BIG lake views. Fireplaced LR w/fireplace & vaulted ceiling...a wall of glass looks out to Lake Winnipesaukee and airport views..Elegant dining w/tray ceiling. Granite & cherry kitchen..Perfect for’s all open! 2-3 BR’S and 2.5 baths. BIG deck w/hot tub and heated lap pool. 2 car garage...AND THERE”S MORE!!! $525,800

NEWLY LISTED...Charming and updated New England home in a nice established neighborhood..You’ll love the convenience of being able to walk to schools, clinic, downtown or Opechee Park!! Vinyl sided with vinyl replacement windows. Granite counter top kitchen, some HW in the LR with a gas fireplace, arched doorways, new roof, new heating systen and the yard is FABULOUS!! Flowers all summer long and a new deck.

IT’S ALMOST BEACH SEASON!! Directly across the street from the Lakeside Beach on Lake Opechee.. Enjoy swimming and boating..kayak & canoe racks at the beach. You’ll definately appreciate the condition of this wonderful home. Hardwood floors throughout and a lovely fireplaced LR with a big picture window bringing the lake views into the house!! 3 bedrms, 2 baths, newly remodeled kitchen, lower level family rm and 1 car garage. $244,500

Dir: Main St to So Main St

Free and open to the public; advance registration is required, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Register by calling Debra Drake, LACLT’s Homeownership Director at (603) 524-0747 or by emailing LACLT’s full seminar and workshop schedule is available online at


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Cider Bellies offers free doughnuts to patrons who bring items for food pantry

Cider Bellies owner Jessica Stephens, left, stands with Lakes Region Food Pantry Executive Director Amy Norton outside the Cider Bellies shack at Moulton Farm in Meredith. (Courtesy Photo)

MOULTONBOROUGH — Cider Bellies doughnut shot is doing its part to help a local food pantry. Customers lining up at Cider Bellies between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, will have an opportunity to exchange canned or boxed food items for doughnuts. Each customer can receive up to six doughnuts in exchange for one food item per doughnut. Cider Bellies is located next to Moulton Farm Market on Route 25. Representatives of Lakes Region Food Pantry will be on hand to accept donated food items. Lakes Region Food Pantry is located on Route 25 (Whittier Highway) next to Galaxy Gym in Moultonborough. The food pantry is open to clients on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. The pantry serves individuals and families throughout the Lakes Region. Amy Norton, Food Pantry Executive Director Amy Norton notes that the pantry recently received designation from the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, which means that financial donations to the pantry are now tax-

Be Our Guest at the 23nd Annual

Taste of the Lakes Region


The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa


April 7, 2013 DETAILS 3:00 to 5:30 pm $25.00 Per Person No one under 21 admitted

Cash Bar

Proudly Sponsored By Spend the afternoon sampling specialties from the areas finest restaurants all to benefit Altrusa’s community projects Tickets may be purchased from any ALTRUSA Member or at the following locations

Hector’s Fine Food & Spirits, Hart’s Turkey Farm and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Laconia To purchase tickets online or questions, please email us at or visit our web site at

deductible. Donations can be mailed to: Lakes Region Food Pantry, PO Box 1132, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

Faith, Hope and Love Foundation announces scholarship winners

LACONIA — Brianna Bowen of Gilmanton and Jasmine Blais of Laconia have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to use towards college expenses by the Faith Home and Love Foundation. Bowen plans to pursue a a degree in pre-med and biology at Bates College. She helps to prepare meals at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, she tutors other students through her work with National Honor Society, she is an orientation leader for the freshmen class, manager of the boys soccer team, yearbook editor, prom committee member, volunteers at blood drives, and DJ’s in the Gilmanton community. Bowen also works 30-plus hours a week at Market Basket to help pay for her college education. Blais will major in education at Brandeis University. She is an active member with the Circle Program in Plymouth, she volunteers for the local Got Lunch Laconia Program and tutors at Laconia Middle School. She plays flute in her high school band, and is a member of her National Honor Society. When she is not actively engaged in school activities Blais is at Subway working more than 25 hours a week to help pay for her higher education. Ashley Kelly of Winnacunnet High School in Hampton won the $500 book award. Foundation co-founder Laura Brusseau called Bowen, Blais and Kelly “amazing role models for their peers and have an outstanding passion and selflessness to helping others before they help themselves. Our communities are better people because of these young women.” The scholarship recipients will be awarded their checks at the Faith Hope and Love annual benefit dinner and dance at the Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia on Saturday evening April 27. This marks the seventh annual college scholarship and over $12,000 toward higher education to New Hampshire youth. Tickets for the event can be obtained by contacting Brusseau at

PSU student art on exhibit

PLYMOUTH — A juried exhibit of art works by Plymouth State University is running through Saturday, April 20, at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery on the PSU campus. Students participating in the exhibition include art majors and minors, students taking a course in the university’s general education program and students taking a course for elective enrichment. The exhibition is the product of the staff of students of the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, led by Gallery Fellow Noelle Stillman, Graduate Assistant Tamara Mann and gallery assistant, Jessica Harris. Additional information is online at gallery.

from preceding page will be available to help attendees with their applications. The program is free and open to all. Marcussen formerly worked as a professional genealogist at the Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio. Since moving to New Hampshire, she has done private lineage research and spoken to numerous groups on genealogy related topics. The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library each month. More information about the group can be obtained by calling Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428.

The Laconia Daily Sun, April 6, 2013  

The Laconia Daily Sun, April 6, 2013

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