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Laconia man killed in head-on with logging truck By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — A 66-yearold Laconia man lost his life on Monday morning when the pick-up truck he was driving drifted into the path of an oncoming logging truck. The identity of the deceased man is being withheld until police are able to notify his

family. Route 25 was closed for about four hours as local, regional and state police studied the accident scene. Neither speed nor alcohol are considered to be contributing factors and police do not expect charges to be brought as a result of the accident. According to a statement provided by the Police Depart-

ment, the accident occurred at 9:38 a.m. when the Laconia man, driving a 2001 GMC Sierra pick-up truck, was traveling westbound on Route 25, near the intersection with Old Center Harbor Road, when he crossed the center line. Approaching in the opposite direction was a Kenworth logging truck, its trailer loaded

with logs, driven by a 66-yearold Meredith resident. The driver of the logging truck pulled to the right in an attempt to avoid the pick-up truck but was unable to avoid the collision. Police are not sure what caused the driver to cross into the oncoming lane of traffic. The driver of the pick-up see FataL page 12

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Mike Place provided this photographic rendering of what the 17-foot-high ‘Muskrat Monster” will look like at Robbie Mills Field in Laconia this summer. The new structure is expected to be in place in time for season opener on June 8.

Muskrats adding a ‘monster’ to left field at Robbie Mills By michAel Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — After failing to entice Terry Francona to manage the Laconia Muskrats, General Manager Noah Crane will add a touch of Fenway Park to Robbie Mills Field in the form of the “Muskrat Monster,” a 17-foot high and 90-foot

long wall in left field, fashioned after the famous Green Monster. Crane said yesterday that like the original, the Muskrat Monster will feature a manual scoreboard and perhaps a hidden doorway. But, there will be no ladder, which members of the ground crew climbed to retrieve balls hit into the net-

ting before the construction of the “monster seats,” or a facility for a left fielder like Manny Ramirez to seek relief from the action. Instead the “Muskrat Monster” will be topped by a party deck, 48 feet wide and 42 feet deep, where fans can enjoy see MONsteR page 12

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World Trade Center back on top as NYC’s tallest building NEW YORK (AP) — One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, claimed the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday, as workers erected steel columns that made its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peek over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building. City officials and iron workers applauded as the first 12-ton column was hoisted onto the tower’s top deck.

“This project is much more than steel and concrete. It is a symbol of success for the nation,” said David Samson, chairman of the Port Authority, the agency that owns the World Trade Center. Clear skies afforded an immaculate 360-degree view from the top, although it wasn’t easy getting up there. After riding an elevator to the 90th floor, a small group of officials and journalists had to climb three steep ladders to reach the top platform, which was encircled by blue netting along the perimeter.

The milestone is a preliminary one. Workers are still adding floors to the building once called the Freedom Tower. It isn’t expected to reach its full height for at least another year, at which point it is likely to be declared the tallest building in the U.S., and third tallest in the world. Those bragging rights, though, will carry an asterisk. Crowning the world’s tallest buildings is a little like picking the heavyweight champion in boxing. There is often disagreement see TALLEST page 13

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gave a steely defense of his handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his use of it to burnish his re-election credentials a year later, saying Monday that it is appropriate to mark an anniversary that Republicans charge is being turned into a campaign bumper sticker. He then jumped at the chance to portray presumed Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney as unprepared to make the kind of hard call required to send

U.S. forces on that highly risky mission. Without mentioning Romney by name, Obama recommended looking at people’s previous statements on the manhunt for the 9/11 mastermind. Obama’s re-election team has seized on a quote from Romney in 2007, when he said it was not worth moving heaven and earth to go after one person. On Monday, Romney said he “of course” would have ordered bin Laden killed, but his campaign criticized Obama for turning the successful death

raid to political gain. “I assume that people meant what they said when they said it,” Obama said at a White House news conference. “That’s been at least my practice. I said that I’d go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him, and I did. If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they’d do something else, then I’d go ahead and let them explain it.” Obama is using the May 2 anniversary see BIN LADEN page 18

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U.S. stocks slip on news that Spain has entered into another recession NEW YORK (AP) — News that Spain had entered another recession renewed worries about the fragility of Europe’s finances Monday and nudged stocks lower. The market ended its first losing month this year.

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N.H. trooper traveling with governor rescues man from fiery Mass. crash ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A state trooper who was traveling with the governor of New Hampshire in Massachusetts rescued a man from a fiery crash, the result of a road rage incident. Investigators say Trooper Scott Frye was traveling with Gov. John Lynch and his wife in an official capacity when they saw what happened Sunday night on Interstate 93 in Andover. Police said an SUV went over a guardrail, rolled down an embankment and trapped the driver inside. The vehicle caught on fire. Authorities say Lynch called 911 and Frye grabbed a fire extinguisher. The driver, whose legs were pinned under the dashboard, called out in pain and pleaded not to let him burn. Frye climbed into the burning SUV through the front windshield. He moved the driver’s seat back, reached under the dashboard and pulled the man’s legs free. Manchester, N.H., firefighter Keith Knight, who was off-duty, helped pull the driver to safety just as the SUV became engulfed in flames. Frye was treated for smoke inhalation. The driver, Steven Marques, 61, of Methuen, was in stable condition Monday at Lawrence General Hospital. WCVB-TV in Boston reported he is a Peabody, Mass., police officer. Messages left at that department and for Massachusetts state police weren’t immediately returned Monday afternoon. Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said Marques was issued a warning for a marked lanes violation. He said the crash remained

Top EPA officials resigns over ‘crucify’ remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s top environmental official in the oil-rich South Central region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word “crucify” to describe how he would go after companies violating environmental laws. In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson sent Sunday, Al Armendariz says he regrets his words and stresses that they do not reflect his work as administrator of the five-state region including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The environmental engineer apologized last week for his remarks. A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, told The Associated Press that Armendariz has since received death threats. His resignation was effective Monday. Sam Coleman, a career official who led the agency’s response to Hurricane Katrina and served as Armendariz’ deputy, took over as acting regional administrator. “I have come to the conclusion that my continued service will distract you and the agency from its important work,” Armendariz wrote in the letter, which was obtained by the AP. Republicans in Congress had called for Armendariz’ firing after Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe highlighted the May 2010 speech last week as proof of what he refers to as EPA’s assault on energy, particularly the technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. President Barack Obama appointed Armendariz in November 2009 at the urging of Texas-based environmental groups. The agency, perhaps more than any other, has found itself in the GOP’s crosshairs. Republicans — including presidential contender Mitt Romney, who has called for Jackson herself to be fired — have blamed the agency for high gasoline prices and clamping down on American energy. Armendariz, who was based in Texas, frequently found himself at odds with the state government and the oil and gas industry, which are often aligned. The scientist and environmental activist had long been frustrated by the government’s inability to clean up Texas’ notoriously polluted air, and he had testified on behalf of activist groups about just how badly the EPA and state environmental agencies had botched things.

under investigation and that police were seeking the other driver, who was in a red pickup truck. “Trooper Frye demonstrated tremendous courage and bravery, putting himself in danger so that he could rescue the driver from that burning vehicle,” Lynch said. “I commend Scott for his heroic, life-saving actions.”

Lynch also thanked Knight “for his bravery and assistance at the scene.” Frye said he was only doing what any other trooper or public safety official would do. “I am just glad that everyone is okay,” he said. In 2007, Lynch and a trooper tried to push a woman’s car out of a ditch. They needed a tow truck.

Gorham fuel dealer fined $192K for not closing tanks

CONCORD (AP) — A northern New Hampshire fuel dealer that filed for bankruptcy has been fined $192,000 for failing to close its above-ground oil storage tanks. The attorney general’s office says in 2010, Munce’s Superior Petroleum in Gorham agreed to a preliminary injunction requiring it to bring the tanks into compliance with state laws. The tanks needed containment walls to protect the Androscoggin River

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The time is now. . . “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Those beautiful words, the first amendment to our Constitution, are what makes ours a government of, by, and for the people. They are the linchpin of our freedoms. It is because of those words that so much concern has been expressed about the current administration’s position concerning forcing religious institutions to provide “free” contraception to those covered under their insurance plans. In spite of the outrage that has been expressed by a wide range of people, and in spite of the Catholic Church’s intent to challenge the administration’s position, the president seems to want to “double down” on this issue. Perplexing, to say the least. Since Congress is prohibited from making any laws on this subject, the only way to modify or change the First Amendment would be to pass a new constitutional amendment. Obviously, any such proposed change designed to force religious institutions to comply with the president’s position, would most likely fail. So why would the current administration be toying with the limits of the first amendment by pushing the “free” contraception issue? Things are not always as they seem. In this case, it may be that the president actually wants the religious institutions, particularly the Catholic Church, to fight this issue in the courts. And, it is conceivable that he would want those institutions to win. If the courts solidify the church’s right to freely practice their religion, including their right to define and be guided by their moral standards beyond the church walls, it again affirms the limitation of the government’s ability to impose any restriction on the “free exercise thereof”. And therein lies the problem.

As a country, we were founded on Judeo-Christian principles, foremost among them, the Ten Commandments. Those principles/commandments serve as the foundation for many of our laws. When the Constitution and the First Amendment were written, the founders probably never considered that future generations would be confronted with the possibility that a religion might present itself in this country, and that religion had a set of its own principles and morals that would be contrary to the Judeo-Christian beliefs upon which our country was founded. Such a case might well be Islam, and its adherence to Sharia law. By having Catholics and other Christians seek the court’s reaffirmation that the government has no right to prohibit or limit “. . . the free exercise thereof, . . .”, this administration may be setting the stage for the Muslim community to use a “win” by the Catholic and other Christian churches, to claim a right to fully engage in their Sharia law in this country. At some point these conflicting “rights”, will need to be addressed. How will we have freedom of religion, and the free exercise thereof, if another’s religion may be in conflict with the structure of our government and its laws. This is not simply an issue of Islam and its principles vs. those of Christian and Jews, it is a matter of possibly opening a door that would allow anyone, or any group, to establish a “religion” that may be deviant and contrary to our laws and mores in any number of ways. Now is the time. This First Amendment issue needs to be addressed now, while there is still time to address it with some measure of coolness and aplomb. The best and brightest among us, including religious leaders of all major faiths, need to put together an Amendment that is respectful of all religions and is consistent with our Constitution and laws. It will not be an easy task, but passing time will only make the task more difficult. (Bob Meade is a resident of Laconia.)

The statists are now hell bent on shutting down family farms To the editor, Our government is taking over our lives and crushing our liberties at an alarming rate. It actually takes your breath away. The statists are now hell bent on shutting down small family farms with any means available, including using our children as pawns in their social justice schemes. This is just the latest example of their unabated mad rush through all our constitutional defenses to create an atmosphere of “fairness”. Arrogantly done with absolutely no concern for our freedoms. Patronizingly done with a total lack of of common sense and a total lack of insight into the unin-

tended consequences. Please check out this link or find it at the Daily Caller.( This is a bipartisan call to arms for all New Hampshire citizens. If you enjoy purchasing healthy foods from your local farmers’ markets and if you think preserving local family farms for future generations is important, then you might want to scream into the ear of your congressmen and women and demand that they stop this absolute and utterly ridiculous madness and restore some political sanity for our nation. Russ Wiles Tilton

LETTERS Humans now creating too much commotion close to osprey nest To the editor, I am writing due to my concern about the osprey pair off North Main Street, who recently have become local celebrities. My concern no longer is if they will find their new nest in time for the female to lay her eggs, since they are taking to the nest quite well. My concern is the amount of people that are visiting their nesting site. I like others was curious to see them so I ventured off to photograph them. I parked my car a great distance enough to catch a glimpse. It was after watching the pair’s behavior I realized the possible harm people are causing the osprey to “just catch a glimpse”. Within a two hour period about 20 cars and trucks came and left Ahern State Park’s dirt road. People were stopping with kids, dogs, and even getting out of their cars. I feel the nest is too close to the road entering Ahern State Park and the recent publicity didn’t help matters. I am not trying to place blame on anyone. I know the people at PSNH and Squam Lake Science Center had good intent for the placement of the nest, and I thank them for their work. However for a successful story, I like everyone else need to maintain a safe distance from the nest. I did my research and according to The Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest

to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act states; “During the nesting season, people and their pets should maintain a distance of at least 500 feet from an osprey nest. Disturbance of osprey is prohibited under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918”. I would like to offer an idea, next year after the Osprey have left to migrate it would be in their best interest to move the nest to a more suitable area. There is a good size, secluded pond very close to their nest site beyond the tree line. The pond is not noticeable to passer buyers in fact I didn’t know it existed until I stumbled across it hiking. This might detour people from visiting as well as placing a sign within the location that lets people know to stay away from their nest. Placing a webcam in the nest would also allow people to watch them without endangering them. We could watch them from the comfort of our homes so “they” can have the comfort of their home as well. It is my hope that the Osprey return each year having a safe and peaceful nesting period. In closing I would like to add that I witnessed another pair of osprey competing over the nest so Laconia N.H. is where the sspreys want to be. Kelly A. Gammon Belmont

Please consider donating to LR Rotary Yard Sale event on May 19 To the editor, On May 19, the Lakes Region Rotary will be holding its 2nd annual community yard sale at the Laconia Public Works on Bisson Ave by Irwin Motors. It’s a great opportunity to find some wonderful bargains and support the Rotary’s effort to contribute to our local charities. All proceeds will be donated to the organizations in town that provide assistance to those who so desperately need it. Our appeal is twofold. In addition to marking your calendar for May 19 to show up and browse the hundreds of bargains that will be for sale, please

consider donating some of those items that are no longer needed. This event can be a win-win for the whole community. Consider it a redistribution of wealth — in a good way. Anyone wishing to make a donation of those cherished old items please call 5568184 and arrangements can be made to have them dropped off at the public works on Bisson Ave. We will even take your old electronic devices (sorry no TVs or monitors). Last years’ event was a great success. Please help us make this one even better. Larry Greeley Lakes Region Rotary

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LETTERS Fire Department alone allowed this truck to get so neglected To the editor, At the last Gilford selectman’s meeting, the Board of Fire Engineers formally requested that the Selectboard ask a judge to allow a special Town Meeting for the purpose of approving a bond for the purchase of a shiny new fire truck — despite the very same request being overwhelmingly rejected by the voters just 45 days ago. What’s changed? Well for starters this truck’s pump housing is damaged due to abrasive sand being run though the pump. This has been suspected and factored into the repair cost generated by the Fire Department prior to the election. While at the pump shop, it was discovered that front brakes, drums and a brake can is in need of replacement. It was also noted that a small, inexpensive spring keeper has rotted and broke, and scaling rust has built up on the entire undercarriage of this truck. It is these problems that prove exactly why we shouldn’t buy a new truck. How can we trust them with a new half million dollar fire truck when they have been so irresponsible with the maintenance of the trucks they have? I have been very vocal in my displeasure in the fact that this Fire Department doesn’t have any system that even remotely resembles a maintenance management program. This department doesn’t have anything fixed until it’s already broken. . . and still sometimes it still doesn’t get fixed. Last week I was at the Fire House and walked by a small utility trailer with a busted tail light, which renders it unsafe for use on public roads. A replacement for this light can be bought at Wal-Mart for under $8 and it doesn’t require a mechanic to install it. How many times a day does the leadership at the Fire Department walk past that same broken tail light? You would think they would assign someone to fix it.......nope! For $8 they will let that piece of equipment be rendered unsafe. Nearly every issue with Engine 4 is a direct result of years of neglect! With

basic preventive maintenance this truck would have no issues. Keeping any truck on the road comes at a cost, brakes tires, and pumps are great examples of consumable parts, they are designed to wear and be replaced. If this trucks needs brakes on the front axle then put brakes on the front axle. . . but don’t call the DOT to come put the truck out of service so you can get a “see we told you so” headline in The Sun. We’ve heard the chief explained how important Engine 4 is and how lives are at risk without it, but rather then just replacing the brakes and spring keepers, the chief and fire engineers would prefer to play politics with our safety! Rather than repair the truck they prefer to rent a truck at a cost much higher than it would be to simply fix Engine 4. Contrary to the documenting public statements of the chairman of the Board of Fire Engineers, neither the selectmen nor DPW is at any fault for the condition of Engine 4! The selectmen don’tt have any oversight authority over the Fire Department and the DPW can only do what’s requested of them. The blame lies squarely on the shoulders of the Board of Fire Engineers and the leadership at the Fire Department. They are the ones responsible for these issues. They are the ones that ALLOWED this truck to get so neglected. In the private sector people get fired for this kind neglect! I am embarrassed that Fire Engineers would now point fingers to cast the blame for their negligence. Help was offered, Pat LaBonte and I have both offered (on several occasions) to help them get system in place. But I guess that the very same “experts “ that neglected Engine 4 for so many years felt that our life long experience maintaining fleets of trucks was inadequate. I even donated a very nice grease gun to the department . . . to date it hasn’t been used. WHERE IS THE SHAME? Kevin Leandro Gilford

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Only about 9% of Sanbornton has been voting on warrant articles To the editor, Let your voice be heard. Everyone deserves the right to express their opinion. It can only be done if the warrants are on the ballot. Sanbornton has many people that can no longer come to a town meeting for one reason or another. For example: working, away in the service, elderly just can’t make it, sick, disable, yes these citizens can have an absentee ballot. Don’t you think their opinion counts? WHY SHOULD THEY BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE? Town meetings were a good idea when we all worked locally but times have changed, with so many of us working out of town or away serving our country, the elderly, taking care of children, disabled or just can’t make it for one reason or another It’s time for Sanbornton to look at life today and vote yes on SB-2. You will see the warrants in the newspa-

per about a month before the election. With the full text as well as a summary of the warrant. There is also a deliberative session well before the election date if there are any questions on the warrant or if you have any comments. You will have time to research the warrant to know what it’s all about. YOU CAN ALSO ASK! This gives the voter more time to study the warrant without pressure from others or spending the night to whatever time discussing. Do you realize that approximately 9-percent of the population have been voting on warrants leaving the majority of the public in the hands of a few. The voting public in Sanbornton needs the representation, vote YES on SB-2. This will give US ALL an opportunity to have a say in how our Town is managed and how our taxes are spent. Nick Orgettas Sanbornton


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LETTERS Circus animals are as innocent as children & need our protection To the editor, Regarding your May 17 headline, “Parks Commission Asked to Host Return of Circus,” I would like to propose that the circus not come to Laconia at all, unless it’s a circus that does not include animals. The Kelly Miller Circus (KMC) website states that, “Some animal rights web sites say that Kelly Miller Circus has been cited numerous times for animal cruelty,” and continues with, “They do not mention that since coming under new ownership in 2007 Kelly Miller has NEVER been cited for animal cruelty.” First of all, I’d like to point out that the KMC was established in 1937, so stating that it has “never” been cited for animal cruelty during only the past five years of its 75-year history isn’t really saying a whole lot, is it? It appears as if KMC leases some of its animals from Carson & Barnes Circus (C&BC) which was cited by the USDA three times in 2010 and twice in 2011, including, “An unqualified employee was observed using excessive force while tugging at the elephant with the ankus (or bullhook), demonstrating her lack of experience and control over the animal,” according to Born Free USA. (For copies of United States Department of Agriculture [USDA] inspection reports, contact Born Free USA at For those of you unfamiliar with an ankus or bullhook, “It consists of a hook (usually bronze or steel) which is attached to a two- or three-foot handle. The hook is inserted into the elephant’s sensitive skin, either slightly or more deeply, to cause pain and induce the elephant to behave in a certain manner.” (By the way, this definition is from Wikipedia, not PETA.) The C&BC website states that, “Because animals are an integral part of what we present to our audiences, C&BC provides the highest standards of care to our animal performers 365 days a year. Our staff consists of animal

experts who devote their lives to living, working with and caring for animals... In all aspects of animal care and safety, C&BC exceeds all federal animal welfare standards set by the USDA under the Animal Welfare Act.” And yet, Born Free USA website states that, “Carson & Barnes has failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals used in exhibition as established in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The USDA has cited Carson & Barnes numerous times for failure to provide veterinary care, adequate shelter from the elements, and proper food and water, as well as failure to handle animals in a manner that prevents trauma and harm and ensures public safety.” The real clincher in all this is that, according to the C&BC website, Barbara Miller Byrd represents the third generation of her family that has owned and operated the C&BC since 1937. She is quoted as saying, “The original name was Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. Circus. In the sixties, my father went into partnership with a man named Moore and changed the name to Carson & Barnes. He just liked the way it sounded.” The website continues with, “That’s right. There never was a Mr. Carson or Mr. Barnes. I guess that’s showbiz for you.” In other words, it looks as if the Kelly Miller Circus and the Carson & Barnes Circus are owned by some of the same people. I know that many of us have fond childhood memories of going to the circus with our families and being thrilled by wild animal acts, but as more and more reports of cruelty and neglect have surfaced over the years, we need to take a second look at our nostalgic traditions and ask ourselves if we really want to be a part of this, knowing what we know today. As adults, we can no longer claim ignorance. The animals are as innocent as our children, and both need our protection. Louisa Dell’Amico Northfield

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Are we to believe Obama is alone responsible for what divides us? To the editor, Once again, I was hopeful when I read the title of Mr. Mead’s editorial “Divided we fall”. I was naive in thinking Meade would address the political divide in this nation which is hampering our ability to make substantial progress. But as usual, I was disappointed when I discovered it was another political diatribe blaming President Obama for any and all obstacles that must be overcome. I would like to submit to Meade and others that the divide in this country began with the establishment of political parties and has degenerated into the present day. With the founding of the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans Parties, fierce partisan division existed from the very beginning of our nation. George Washington was famously against the notion of political parties and offered dire warnings against them in his Farewell Address. He is quoted as stating that, “Political parties will only serve to divide us.” Political parties then and now continue to believe what they want and spew hate towards any side that holds a differing opinion instead of actually accepting the fact that individual beliefs of each and every person can coexist with the other. They demonize each other, and political victories are seen as an opportunity, not to work with the other side to get something done, but rather to advance their own naked agenda. This is exemplified in the gridlock in Congress, which works against a cooperative approach, and this lack of cooperation can be traced to the divide created by the two major parties. In his piece, Mr. Meade would have us believe that the current administration is totally responsible for the division in our country today. He writes about “developing and implementing strategies designed to divide our citizenry, pitting one against the other, using tactics designed to get everyone to choose sides based on selfish self interests”. This state-

ment could apply to either party. The fact is that any policy by Obama is going to be seen by conservatives as being divisive because it’s not their policy and doesn’t fit their political agenda. Bush was often vilified and accused by liberals as being divisive for what they felt were his failed domestic and war policies. Why would an incumbent president “intentionally” alienate the electorate? While on the other hand, his opponents have everything to gain by portraying him as being divisive. Division of the people is intentional and has been the most successful ploy by those seeking power. Washington’s opponents lied and tried to portray him as a monarchist much the same way Republicans try to perpetuate the belief that Obama is a socialist. As Obama stood on the steps of the Capital and took the oath of office, Republicans made destroying him politically their number one priority. They could make all kinds of outlandish threats and predictions, and they didn’t have to be correct. The conservative icon, Rush Limbaugh, threw down the gauntlet and declared, “I hope Obama fails.” After years of defending President Bush he was eager to go on the attack and conservative talk-show hosts and print media followed suit. With either party, some people are only able to see right or left and buy into the propaganda. I wonder if this you-or-me, you’re either with us or against us mentality is something that we are going to have to contend with, or if we can consider a shift in perspective to a you-and-me nation. I do hope that political parties will change how they operate, but until then, the populace must take the time to see through the lies and deceit of each. “Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.” — Richard Armour, American poet and author. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

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LETTERS SB-2 may well violate voting rights & the right to due process

This amazing LMS teacher needs to be recognized & thanked

To the editor, After the last defeat of SB-2, one ardent SB-2 supporter proclaimed in a local paper, town meetings are “truly unconstitutional.” To the contrary, SB-2 may violate citizens voting rights and the right of due process. Take the case in the Town of Barrington where two individuals submitted the following petitioned warrant article: To see if the Town of Barrington will vote that infrastructure and landscape development (i.e. road, streets, water, sewer, storm drains, utilities, etc.) of said town center/village district shall be by means of private investors and private developers and not by there Town of Barrington at taxpayer’s expense. At the deliberative session a small group of voters, in attendance, gutted the whole article and replaced it with two words “TO SEE.” When voters went to the polls 30 days later all they saw on the ballot were the words “TO SEE.” The petitioners, along with the citizens of Barrington, were deprived of the right to franchise, the right to petition their government and the right to due process and equal protection under the law guaranteed under the constitution.

To the editor, As the April school vacation just ended and there’s approximately six weeks left of middle school, I would like to tell you all of an amazing local teacher at Laconia Middle School — Amanda Stefanik. She teaches math and French. My son has been fortunate for the last two years to have her and she is a teacher/educator who goes ABOVE & BEYOND her role as a “teacher.” She is there before school to offer extra help to kids and after school. I really wonder if she sleeps there. Over the past two years she has spent about 800 hours with my son, including school time, before and after school. She consistently makes herself available to her students. As a parent of an 8th grade gradu-

It should also be noted that in an SB-2 town, only at the deliberative session, voters may delete a purpose of appropriation or “zero out” the purpose of an appropriation. For example, if the library budget was reduced to “zero”, a yes or no vote 30 days later would keep the appropriation at zero. It is only because we have town meeting that several budget committee members were caught “red handed” last year making false statements about the Sanbornton Public Library. Town meeting assures accountability, not SB-2. It should also be noted that several years ago in the Town of Danbury, only 12 people showed up at the deliberative session which lasted seven hours. Once the warrant and amendments are voted on, they cannot be changed or altered. Thus, you the voter, at the second session (all day voting) are deprived of any meaningful vote. Finally, Fred Mullen, town moderator, Dunbarton, put it — had it right when he said, “The problem lies with the people who messed up their previous states, came here and brought their ideas with them. They don’t have a clue what New Hampshire is all about.” Tom Salatiello Sanbornton

Planning under way for 2nd Annual LHS Alumni Reunion To the editor, The Laconia High School Alumni Reunion Committee is beginning to plan for the 2nd Annual LHS Alumni Reunion scheduled for September 28. This will be held as part of the homecoming celebration and we are looking for classes from the past to participate in the festivities. The first event last year was quite a success and raised over $2000 for Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation to award Laconia High School students scholarships for continuing education. We are also updating our website

which is located on the Laconia School District website. We would invite classes who are planning their reunions this year to email Janet Brough at jbrough@ so that this information can be included and available for alumni on this site. If you would like more information or would like to help in the planning of the reunion please email or call 524-5710. Janet Brough Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Laconia School District

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ate (2012), this amazing teacher needs to be recognized and thanked tremendously and we need more teachers to be like Amanda Stefanik, and as the kids call her, “O.G” which stands for Original Gangster. She is always supporting the kids from their academics, to local charities, planning school trips, DJ at our school dances, and being an incredible mentor for our youth of today. I want to thank you for the amazing memories both my son and myself will have forever of you. You were and always will be one of the greatest teachers at Laconia Middle School. Thank you for allowing our children of the future to be exceptional young people. Kelly Dyer-Rawlings Laconia

Bismark ruled Germany for 28 years, he was indeed a dictator To the editor, Well, it seems Mr. Veverka doesn’t think Bismark was a dictator. Of course if his research didn’t go beyond the second paragraph of whatever source he was using I can see how his title of chancellor might confuse him. Bismark united all the northern German principalities with diplomacy backed by the Prussian military. He was known as the “Iron Chancellor” because he was just that, James. He RULED for 28 years. Elected officials in his empire had NO

POWER to direct or effect the nation. This was a dictatorship and I don’t care if he was titled chancellor, king, emperor, or Big Boom Bah. Also, just because his speeches and writings were direct and forthright, like Churchill, doesn’t make him Churchill. Now why don’t you stop dodging and playing semantics’s and give me that list of successful, stand alone, socialist nations? Steve Earle Hill


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LETTERS Visit us & see real capitalism working in successful home biz To the editor, I’ve collected a lot of letters James Veverka put in the paper, in an effort to try to figure him out. Conclusion goes from educated to ignorant to brilliant to totally stupid, and maybe just a jokester pulling our legs for a laugh. But the overall impression is that he really believes that the liberals can steal enough continuously from productive people to pay others to live on a government dole: ie, Democrats must rely on Republicans to survive. BUT, obvious as that is, it still is confusing to many. Finally, James revealed the clue: as he sees it, capitalists are all the “problem”, and liberal Democrats, distributing the “wealth” are the solution. I guess James sees the country as a man and his pet dog: the MAN is a capitalist conservative, and his dog is the dependent liberal. I suggest that James should come visit us and see real capitalism working in a very successful HOME business.

He should also notice that EVERYWHERE he buys any goods, from local small to big chain grocery stores, he is buying from CAPITALISTS, and they are investing their earnings to be able to hire many people to produce the goods James wants to buy. The immense liberal government never produces anything except restrictions on production, and like the typical Ponzi scheme, they pass back some of what they STEAL from real working people, to the useless beggars like James, while everyone in government gets filthy rich! A good example is Obama: never earned an honest dollar in his life, but now has stolen enough to be a multi millionaire, take million dollar vacation trips every couple of weeks, and never work! James, give us a call to arrange a visit. Ask the editor for our contact information. Jack Stephenson Gilford

Private, for-profit colleges are buying off members of Congress To the editor, Now, Virginia Foxx (R-NC) might have been a decent person back in the early 1960s when she was in college. It wasn’t that many years before that she wasn’t even allowed to attend any learning institution. Anyway she was able to graduate college and get herself elected to higher office. Along the way she forgot a few things — mainly where she came from and how she got to the position she is in now. She does deserve some credit for overcoming her tough childhood days. She has made TV news lately with her vote on the student loan issue the past couple of days. Yes it is too bad that some students have gotten such high college IOUs but it has happened. The real question I have is why she would vote for higher interest rates and the

REAL reason is BRIBERY. One of her campaign contributors is the Association of Private Sector College/Universities — The Apollo Group. They are the for-profit colleges., They are subsidized by our tax dollars. The taxpayers (government) loans money to the students who pay it back at the current loan rates. Finally, the for-profit colleges donate it to Foxx’s re-election campaign — $55,000 last amount, I found. I would be surprised if she is the only one who profits from this scam. Bottom line is that this money come from the taxpayers - 1) to the student, 2) student pays the college, 3) college gives to Foxx. Foxx raises loan rate, college gets more money, student has to borrow more to attend college. Jon Hoyt Bridgewater

Lamb will prove to be very formidable candidate for N. H. Senate To the editor, I had the privilege of hearing Robert Lamb speak recently about his candidacy for the NH Senate District 2 seat and found him very impressive, both as a speaker and, more importantly, as a person. As a speaker, Bob Lamb was very well prepared, clear and articulate. His presentation style was interesting, logical and persuasive. He answered questions about his background and values forthrightly and with humility. He let his intelligence and strengths shine through and let the audience see who he is personally. Bob Lamb is energetic and very personable. From a working class background, he nonetheless graduated from, and then taught at the West Point Military Academy. After he left the Army, he joined the business community, eventually becoming the chief financial officer at Fleet Bank. Now

retired, Bob has become very active in the political arena and has been recognized for his efforts. He fervently communicates his understanding and conviction that we have to listen carefully to one another, set priorities in accordance with our values and work together to solve our problems, rather than following some pre-determined agenda. All of these traits and strengths make Robert Lamb a formidable candidate for the Senate District 2 seat. I hope all voters will take the opportunity to meet him and hear his ideas about how New Hampshire can and must meet the needs of all of its citizens. Then I hope they and you will support his candidacy and vote for the person who will best represent our district, Robert Lamb. Anne Rogers Meredith

Adolph Hitler abolished all labor unions on May 2, 1933 To the editor, On May 2, 1911, the first Worker’s Compensation law in the U.S. was enacted in Wisconsin.

On May 2, 1933, Hitler abolished all labor unions. Denise Terravechia Alton Bay

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Governor John Lynch, who was the first New Hampshire governor to take part in the annual shakedown cruise of the MS Mt. Washington cruise ship, made his last run as governor Monday. He watches as Calvin Sununu, 7, and his sister, Edie, 6, help Captain Paul Smith guide the Mount on its first run of 2012. In the background are Executive Councilor Chris Sununu and State Fire Marshal William Degnan. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun)

For a 6th time, Governor Lynch on board for annual Mount Washington shakedown cruise By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

CENTER HARBOR — The M/S Mount Washington cruise ship held its annual “shakedown” cruise for its 140th anniversary year Monday, heading out into Lake Winnipesaukee after a delay of 10 minutes or so caused by a fatal accident on Rte. 25 in Meredith, which delayed the arrival of some of the ship’s passengers. Governor John Lynch, who was the first governor ever to take part in the shakedown cruise during his first term in office, returned for his last cruise as the state’s chief executive and shared duties piloting the ship briefly with Calvin and Edie Sununu, the young children of State Executive Councilor Chris Sununu. Jim Morash, captain and co-owner of the Mount, said that Lynch has taken part in six of the eight shakedown cruises since he became governor and thanked him for his support and interest in New Hampshire tourism. Morash said that all of those familiar with the cruise ship’s shakedown cruise missed the presence of Dave Barrett, director of the Division of Safety Services, who died last year and had taken part in 19 of those cruises while serving as director. ‘’Dave was a great guy and I’m still here missing him,’’ said Morash. Lynch noted the presence of Barrett’s wife, Wendy, on the cruise and said that he hoped that a bill designating Marine Patrol headquarters as

the David T. Barrett Safety Building would soon be coming across his desk so that he could sign it. New Hampshire Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes also was on board, which marked the first time that the head of the safety department has been on board for the shakedown cruise. Barrett’s position has remained unfilled since his death last October. The shakedown cruise is an official state inspection of the M/S Mount Washington that gives state and local officials, members of New Hampshire’s tourism industry, and the media the opportunity to climb aboard and observe the ship as she moves through her annual operating maneuvers on Lake Winnipesaukee. The M/S Mount Washington’s official season runs from late May to late October. Daily cruises depart from Weirs Beach and service the ports of Meredith, Wolfeboro, Center Harbor and Alton Bay. With a capacity of 1,250 passengers, the Mount Washington serves as the largest restaurant in the state and a popular gathering point for school proms, college reunions, large corporate celebrations and weddings. In addition to operating the ‘Mount,’ the Winnipesaukee Flagship Corporation also owns and operates the 74 foot U.S. Mail Boat Sophie C., and 68 foot Doris E, which was outfitted with modern new engines this year. Both vessels offer scenic lake cruises in July and August from Weirs Beach.

Laconia Skate Park reopens minus 1 element

LACONIA — The city Skate Park reopened over the weekend on a limited basis. The half pipe is still in disrepair, but city officials say that particular element will take some time to fix. The broken element will have snow fencing wrapped around it and will not be usable. Other than that the kids are welcome to use the other elements. The half pipe will be stripped of its

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Long-Term Care: Belknap Convention votes to keep elected officials’ salaries right where they’ve been since 2006 Why Not Wait? By Dave Kutcher In discussing financial protection for long-term care needs, some people think they can wait to buy a long-term care policy. After all, they argue, each year I wait, I can invest the money that would have been spent on insurance. At first, this argument may make sense, but it loses its validity when asked if they do the same with their homeowners insurance. The problem with any insurable risk is that you never know when the problem will strike. In the case of long-term care, the “Problem” may not be a long-term care need. It might merely be that some condition that appears in your medical record makes you uninsurable forever. Therefore, the real risk of waiting is becoming uninsurable. Many carriers reject one out of four applications. In many cases, applicants can be rejected simply because he or she has waited too long and their health records contain negative information. As you might imagine with any insurance, you have to get it when you don’t need it. Insurance companies do not sell insurance to people who need it (e.g. try to buy homeowners insurance while your house is burning down). The Need for Long-Term Care Assistance The chance of becoming uninsurable aside, does it make financial sense to wait? At age 60, if a package of benefits cost $3,000, at age 70, you can expect the same policy to run about $4,500 to $5.000. The risk of becoming uninsurable also increases with age. * Source: {Data from National Center for Health Statistics, Health Interview Survey.} Occasionally, people interested in long-term care will express their concern about being able to collect benefits from the company when needed. This is a valid concern. People don’t generally have difficulty getting paid by long-term care insurers, but your advisor should check with the Department of Insurance regularly to ensure that the companies dealt with have no outstanding violations. The key to ensure you can collect is to select a company with liberal claim policies. Most long-term care policies pay benefits based on one of two conditions: either you have a disability which prevents you from performing two activities of daily living (i.e.: bathing, dressing, ambulating or cognitive impairment (i.e. dementia). Insurance companies may also provide two more ways to collect benefits. 1. If your doctor determines that nursing care is a medical necessity, the insurance company will accept the determination of your own family physician. (I personally think this the best trigger for benefits and it keeps the control with your doctor) 2. The company will pay home care benefits (if you select home care) if you have problems performing two or more “instrumental” activities of daily living. These “instrumental” activities include: cooking, shopping, housekeeping, laundry, bill paying, using the telephone, and medication management. When selecting any type of long-term care coverage from an insurance company, get advice from a true professional. All policies are not alike!!! You want to purchase a policy with liberal features and qualification triggers. Next week: Maybe the Best Deal Since Napkins Dave Kutcher is certified in Long-Term Care Planning (CLTC). Dave has almost 25 years experience working with retirees and previously served as a Captain in the Marine Corps for 15 years. He owns and operates DAK Financial Group, 169 Daniel Webster Hwy., Ste. 1, Meredith, NH 03253, 603-279-0700, Call or write to be on his mailing list for quality news letters, it’s free.

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LACONIA — The Belknap County Convention yesterday endorsed the unanimous recommendation of its Executive Committee to maintain the salaries of the seven elected county officials by a vote of eleven to three. Representatives Harry Accornero and Frank Tilton of Laconia, Peter Bolster and Jeffrey St. Cyr of Alton, Elaine Swinford of Barnstead, Jim Pilliod of Belmont, Alida Millham of Gilford, Dave Russell of Gilmanton, Bob Greemore of Meredith, Dennis Fields and Bill Tobin of Sanbornton formed the majority, leaving Bob Kingsbury of Laconia, Guy Comtois of Barnstead and Colette Worsman of Meredith in a minority. Millham, who chairs the convention, explained that the salaries are set every two years before the candidate filing period to advise those contemplating running for county office of the compensation and benefits they would receive if successful. She said that the salaries were set in 2006 and have not been adjusted since. The chairman of the three member county commission is paid $11,004 and his colleagues $9,354 apiece. The salary of the county treasurer is $3,961. The register of deeds receives $68,415.The salaries of the county attorney and county sheriff are

$89,164 and $74,304. Kingsbury noted that the commissioners met 30 times as well as visited each municipality in the county, which he calculated amounted to $172 a meeting. “$100 is enough,” he said, offering a motion to halve their salaries, which was seconded by Worsman. County Administrator Debra Shackett said that scheduled meetings represented only a part of the commissioners’ responsibilities. The motion, she said, “reflected a complete lack of understanding of how the county operates” and confessed that “I’m offering more than my two cents.” Worsman, who served two terms on the Meredith selectboard, likened the commissioners to selectmen and suggested they should be treated like other “volunteers.” “We’re not paying McDonald’s wages here,” said Fields, who was echoed by Tilton, who said that by halving the salaries “you’re sending a message. You get what you pay for.” After Kingsbury’s motion failed, eleven-to-three, Worsman moved to table further discussion of the salaries until the next meeting of the convention on May 14, when the public would have an opportunity to speak. Her motion failed, by a vote of nine-to-five as Accornero and Greemore joined Kingsbury, Comtois and Worsman, and the convention proceeded to set the salaries.

LACONIA — An attempt to rewrite history was foiled by a single vote when the Belknap County Convention met yesterday. In the course of approving the minutes of the meeting of March 20, when the convention adopted the 2012 county budget, Representative Colette Worsman (R-Meredith) asked to amend the document to record that she voted against the budget. She acknowledged that at the time she failed to request a roll call vote and none was taken. Representative Jeffrey St. Cyr (R-Alton), the clerk of the convention, suggested that since no roll call was taken, it would be inappropriate to change the minutes to reflect the vote of a single member when others may also have voted against the budget. Worsman replied that that the minutes could record the names of the others. But, St. Cyr said that while all 18 members of the convention were

present and voting on March 20, four were absent yesterday. Moreover, since no roll call vote was taken on March 20, it would be misleading to amend the minutes to indicate the opposite. Worsman then moved that a statement recording her vote against the budget be added to the minutes of yesterday’s meeting, which was seconded by Peter Bolster (R-Alton). Again St. Cyr questioned the propriety of recording the vote of a single member. Worsman agreed to record her name along with the other four members present who joined her in opposition to the budget — Representatives Bob Kingsbury (R-Laconia), Harry Accornero (R-Laconia), Guy Comtois (R-Barnstead) and Bob Greemore (R-Meredith) — in a statement attached to the minutes of yesterday’s meeting. However, Greemore confessed he was not sure see next page


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JAZZ from page one tinue to produce performances at Pitman’s Freight Room on New Salem Street through May. The first show at Blackstone’s will be June 6, featuring vocalist Judi Silvano. Other changes which will occur at the same time will be the reduction in performances from twice weekly to once per week. The weekly shows will be held on Wednesday evenings, instead of Monday or Thursday. The decision to move the series came about after Lorentz approached the operators of the Landmark Inn about sponsoring the program by providing lodging for visiting musicians. Through that conversation, Lorentz came to learn of Blackstone’s, as the Landmark and the Margate are owned by the same family. “It was a tough consideration. We have such great from preceding page whether he voted for or against the budget and St. Cyr suspected that Tyler Simpson (R-New Hampton) and Robert Malone (R-Alton), who were both among yesterday’s absentees, also voted against the budget. Representative Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) brought the debate to a close by offering a motion to table Worsman’s motion. Since a motion to table cannot be debated, a the vote was taken and carried seven-to-six. Undaunted, Worsman said that the discussion would be recorded for posterity in the minutes.

momentum going,” said Lorentz. The series of jazz shows has developed a loyal following through a combination of affordable admission, high-quality acts and Lorentz’s enforcement of a listening policy. Patrons are discouraged from talking during songs and the use of electronic devices or other distractions is forbidden. At Blackstone’s, Lorentz will keep the admission price at $12 and will continue to insist that audience members pay the music their undivided attention. However, the venue offers several other amenities that Lorentz hopes his fan base will see as improvements. “It’s just perfect for a night club act. I couldn’t be more tickled by that room,” he said. As a room created with live performances in mind, Blackstone boasts professional lighting and sound systems, a permanent stage and unobstructed sight lines from every seat in the house. In addition to a good view of the stage, each guest will also have a cabaret table to place a beverage upon. The beverage situation is a significant change for Lorentz. At the Freight Room, which operates as a multi-use function facility without liquor license, audience members are welcome to bring whatever beverage they choose. While most saw this as a way to have a drink or two for short money, some availed themselves of the opportunity to drink to excess. Lorentz will be relieved to work with the professional bar staff and security personnel employed by The Margate. “It’s not fun to be an untrained secu-

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FATAL from page one was pronounced dead on the scene, the driver of the logging truck was not injured. The force of the impact sheared the steering wheel from the pick-up and left a trail of debris across the roadway. Some of that debris struck a third vehicle, an Audi driven by a 57-year-old Bow resident who did not sustain any injury. The crash surprised Wayne Fletcher, a resident of Old Center Harbor Road, who was at his mailbox to collect his daily newspaper when he heard the two vehicles collide. He turned around and saw the pickup come to a bouncing stop in a ditch alongside the road. “When I first looked over, I thought he just had a blow-out,” said Fletcher. However, when he noticed steam rising from the truck’s engine bay and the from preceding page

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Lorentz hopes. “This situation is far better for listening enjoyment. We’ve been able to cut down on distractions.” “As I talk to patrons about this, they feel connected to the Freight Room,” said Lorentz. After nearly a year of setting up shows there, though, he didn’t know how long he’d be able to muster the energy necessary to prepare the room. “The logistics are such that it’s an open-format function room that has to serve several functions throughout the week.” For every show, Lorentz would have to arrange seating, construct the temporary stage and put up the public address system, among other tasks. “There’s a lot of efort that goes into making it look like a jazz club every week. It’s exhausting.” Blackstone’, in contrast, “It’s almost turn-key... It’s a jazz club ready to go, it just needs some music.”

stream of debris on the road, he knew the situation was more severe than a flat tire. Fletcher was among the first to run to the aid of the driver, whose fate was apparent to his would-be rescuers. “It was bad, I’ll tell you,” he said. MONSTER from page one cold beer and good food. Crane said that the idea for the monster grew out of the request to sell beer during the ballgames, which the Parks and Recreation Commission granted earlier this year. “We always planned to restrict beer sales to a specific location, away from the grandstands,” he said. “With the party deck we can create an atmosphere that appeals to the fan base of the Red Sox and attracts the fans we’re looking for. It will do wonders for us in lots of ways.” Dunkin’ Donuts of Laconia, headed by Mark Cafua, will be the premier sponsor of the monster. The Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association, Crane said, are contributing their time and expertise to the project, which was designed by Rob Turpin of Misiaszek and Turpin Architecture of Laconia, an ardent Muskrats fan. Larry Greeley, owner of Tradesmen Builders, will oversee the construction and Belknap Landscaping will perform the site work. Crane explained that because the monster will be built on city property and owned by the city, it requires the approval of Planning Director Shanna Saunders. He anticipated that construction will begin shortly and be completed by opening day on Friday, June 8 when the Muskrats host the Sanford Mainers beginning at 6:30 p.m. The monster is the most recent of a series of see next page

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Gilford retirement community affiliated with Methodist Church seeks property tax exemption By Mike Mortensen FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD – The town is being asked to grant taxexempt status to the Wesley Woods retirement community located off Rte. 11-A, on grounds adjacent to the United Methodist Church. The application made by New England Deaconess Association is now before the selectmen which are expected to take up the matter at their next meeting scheduled for May 9. Based on assessment records, Wesley Woods presently pays $73,119 in property tax. The matter had been on the agenda for Wednesday selectmen’s meeting, but was tabled to give selectmen time to study the application along with an analysis of the request from town attorney Water Mitchell, Town Administrator Scott Dunn said Thursday. Wesley Woods presently consists of 22 ranch-style homes, with room for another 18. Development of the project began in 2006-07. The community’s common meeting room is located in the church building. The complex is seeking tax-exempt status as a charitable entity-associated housing project, according to Rod Dyer, the local attorney representing New England Deaconess. He said the organization qualifies for the exemption and so, under state law is only required to pay the town of Gilford either a figure equal to 10-perTALLEST from page 2 about who deserves the belt. In this case, the issue involves the 408-foot-tall needle that will sit on the tower’s roof. Count it, and the World Trade Center is back on top. Otherwise, it will have to settle for No. 2, after the Willis Tower in Chicago. “Height is complicated,” said Nathaniel Hollister, a spokesman for The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, a Chicago-based organization considered an authority on such records. Experts and architects have long disagreed about where to stop measuring super-tall buildings outfitted with masts, spires and antennas that extend far from preceding page improvements at Robbie Mills Field undertaken by the Muskrats that include moving back the fences, extending the dugouts, building a press box and installing two sets of bleachers. Conceding that the addition of the monster will make it more difficult for right-handed hitters to leave the park, Crane said that he larded the Muskrat’s roster with left-handed hitters.

cent of the shelter rent paid by Wesley Woods’ residents, or an amount equivalent to non-school portion of the town’s tax rate, which ever is less. Dunn acknowledged that determining qualification for tax exemption is a “complicated issue” and that the selectmen need to proceed cautiously before making a decision. Dunn noted that burden is on New England Deaconess to prove that it is a charitable service. Dunn said that last year New England Deaconess, which operates seven retirement communities (the other six are in Massachusetts), had sought tax-exempt status for Wesley Woods as a religious enterprise, but that application was never approved, Dunn said. New England Deaconess Association has its roots in the Methodist Church, but today describes its identity as ecumenical and inter-faith. However, Dyer noted that eight homes in Wesley Woods are reserved for retired ministers under an agreement with the Preachers Aid Society, and that Preachers Aid helps to subsidize the rents of the retire clergy living in them. Dyer said he understood that selectmen are being “very careful and deliberate” in considering the Wesley Woods application. He said that though New England Deaconess has been paying property tax for the past six years, it is applying for tax-exempt status because it has always felt they qualified for it. above the roof. Consider the case of the Empire State Building: Measured from the sidewalk to the tip of its needle-like antenna, the granddaddy of all skyscrapers actually stands 1,454 feet high, well above the mark reached by One World Trade Center on Monday. Purists, though, say antennas shouldn’t count when determining building height. An antenna, they say, is more like furniture than a piece of architecture. Like a chair sitting on a rooftop, an antenna can be attached or removed. The Empire State Building didn’t even get its distinctive antenna until 1952. The record books, as the argument goes, shouldn’t change every time someone installs a new satellite dish. Excluding the antenna brings the Empire State Building’s total height to 1,250 feet. That was still high enough to make the skyscraper the world’s tallest from 1931 until 1972. From that height, the Empire State seems to tower over the second tallest completed building in New York, the Bank of America Tower. Yet, in many record books, the two skyscrapers are separated by just 50 feet. That’s because the tall, thin mast on top of the Bank of America building isn’t an antenna but a decorative spire.

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Gilford Outing Club warming hut being restored by volunteers BY ROGER AMSDEN FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — The ‘’shack’’ is coming back. And, once it’s reconstruction is complete, the humble, utilitarian building may join a list distinguished historic structures in this town, which this year celebrates its 200th birthday. Unused for 20 years, the building once served as a warming hut for generations of novice skiers who took part in the Gilford Outing Club’s programs, among them future Olympian Penny Pitou, who grew up on Potter Hill Road, just above the small ski slope. The 65-year-old building was built by Francis Piche and his brothers, Eli and Fred in 1947, the year that the Gilford Outing Club was formed by Gus Pitou, Gary Allen and Marty Hall, Sr. Originally located on Schoolhouse Hill Road with a rope tow powered by a four-cylinder Ford engine, the building was moved to the bottom of the hill off of Cherry Valley Road (Rte. 11-A) in 1950. Another building was constructed at the top of the hill, named the “tow shack,” which housed the engine used for the rope tow on the hill. Over the years the club grew and had four ski slopes on the hill, volunteer and then paid instructors and even a second hand snowcat purchased from Gunstock. But the rising cost of liability insurance proved too much for the GOC, which closed the slope for good in 1992 and turned its Gus Pitou Fund for support of alpine

skiers over to the Gunstock Ski Club and its Marty Hall Fund over the Gunstock Nordic Association. In 1994 Gary and Lucille Allen donated a conservation easement on the nearly 18 acres of land to the town, which now owns the property. The unused building continued to age, its paint peeling and porch rotting until about six years ago, when it caught the attention of Sarah Anderson, then 10 years old. ‘’I found out about the history of the building at a Thompson-Ames Historical Society meeting and I thought that it was sad that it wasn’t used any more. I talked to my parents about it and said ‘let’s do something about that.’ That’s how it all got started,’’ says Anderson. Since that time, the energetic home-schooled youngster, with the help of her parents, Carol and John, has written dozens of letters seeking support for restoring the hut and has raised over $10,000, some $4,000 of which came in the form of a matching grant from Meredith Village Savings Bank. And she’s hoping that someday the building will be listed on the state’s register of historical buildings and that the entire property will be recorded as an historic site. That has complicated the reconstruction process because the restoration project has to meet exacting criteria in replacing any of the elements of the building. That means using wooden two by fours which are actual two by fours, not the slimmed down modern

version of them, historically accurate nails and a whole host of other items. One of the strongest supporters of the project has been Gilford’s Public Works Director Sheldon Morgan, who helped Anderson research the history of the building and is now working along with other weekend volunteers to get the ‘’shack’’ reconstructed before the official kickoff of the town’s bicentennial celebration on June 16. ‘’It’s taken a lot of work to get to this stage of the project,’’ says Anderson’s mother, Carol, whose history of the Gunstock Ski Area recently received a Skade award from the International Skiing History Association and is president of the Gunstock Mountain Historical Preservation Society. Last year members of the building construction class at the Huot Technical Center built new, historically accurate walls for the building which were put together at the school and transported to the site. But work on putting them into place had to wait until a decision was made on what to do with the roof, which was deemed structurally sound but in need of repairs. ‘’There was some thought that we should take the roof off from the building to fix it. But that’s a lot of work.’’ said Anderson, who credits Scott Davis, (an engineer and not the Scott Davis from the Huot Technical Center) with coming up with a plan for erecting temporary walls which would support the roof while work was being done and which could be removed see next page

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from preceding page when the new load-bearing walls were put in place. ‘’We really needed a plan to get to the final phase,’’ said Anderson, who said that volunteers working on the project also include Scott Dunn, Gilford town administrator; Morgan, Selectman John O’Brien. Dale Squires of Belknap Landscaping, Rick Moses from preceding page September. The Dow finished April up less than two points. The Nasdaq composite fell 22.84 points to 3,046.36. It posted a monthly loss of 1.5 percent. Growing concerns about Spain knocked European markets lower on Monday. Spain’s main stock index, the IBEX 35, sank 1.9 percent. France’s CAC-40 lost 1.6 percent. The dollar and U.S. Treasury prices edged up as investors parked money in low-risk assets. Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded Spain’s government debt to just three notches above junk Friday. On Monday S&P lowered its rating for 11 Spanish banks, which are loaded with bad debt from a collapsed housing market. Among stocks making big moves: — Barnes & Noble jumped 52 percent after Microsoft announced that it would invest $300 million to help Barnes & Noble compete with Amazon. com. The companies will create a sub-

of the Gilford Rotary Club, Rico Betti, a community volunteer, herself, her daughter and her son, Dean. Sarah Anderson says it’s nice to see the project finally come together. ‘’It’s taken a lot of time but people have really been very supportive,’’ she says, indicating that the project may have charted a path for her future in the field of historic preservation. sidiary for Barnes & Noble’s e-book and college textbook businesses. Microsoft also plans an application for Nook, Barnes & Noble’s e-reader, on its Windows 8 tablets, which come out this fall. Microsoft’s stock was flat. — Health insurer Humana fell 8 percent to after reporting a large drop in first-quarter profit as the company paid more in claims. The results fell short of Wall Street’s expectations. — NYSE Euronext, owner of the New York Stock Exchange, lost 5 percent after reporting that its income plunged in the first three months of the year. Revenue from its trading business was weak, and the company abandoned a merger with the European exchange operator Deutsche Boerse. — Sunoco jumped 20 percent, the most of any stock in the S&P 500. The fuel-refining company agreed to be bought by Energy Transfer Partners, an operator of natural gas pipelines, for $5.3 billion.

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N.H. Supreme Court will hear Laconia police union’s appeal of labor board ruling BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The Laconia Patrolman Association, the collective bargaining unit representing some two dozen officers, has appealed a decision of the Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB) denying the union’s claim that city officials bargained in bad faith in the course of failed negotiations to reach a contract in 2010 to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The justices have accepted the appeal, noting that the case is eligible for mediation if both parties agree. Failing a mediated settlement, the court will schedule oral arguments before the justices. In August, 2010 the union filed a complaint against the Police Commission, the public employer with which it earlier negotiated a tentative agreement that included so-called step raises for qualiBIN LADEN from page 2 to help maximize a political narrative that portrays him as bold and decisive. Romney has sought to cast Obama as weak and too quick to compromise on other foreign policy matters, including Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Obama and his national security team will be featured in an NBC prime-time special Wednesday night that reconstructs the operation from inside the White House Situation Room. White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan discussed Obama’s command of the raid on a Sunday talk show and in a speech Monday.

fied employees. The complaint alleged that the City Council interfered with the commission’s authority to bargain by indicating that it would not fund the step raises and then, after the commission reaffirmed its decision to award them, by threatening to reduce the department budget by $35,000 — the total value of the step raises — which prompted the commission to acquiesce. The commission countered by insisting that it bargained in good faith and reached a tentative agreement, but that the authority to approve the appropriation required to fulfill the agreement rested solely with the City Council. In its decision dismissing the complaint, the PELRB noted that while it was filed against the Police Commission the union complained about the conduct of the City Council the union filed its grievance against the Police Commission, over which

the commission has no control. “The Laconia Police Commission is not responsible for how the City Council exercises its authority and the conclusions it reached,” the decision reads. The appeal to the Supreme Court raises the role of the Police Commission, as the public employer responsible for negotiating union contracts, and the City Council, as the governing body of the city with the exclusive authority to appropriate funds, in the collective bargaining process. The Laconia Professional Firefighters, who unlike the Laconia Patrolman Association, negotiate directly with City Hall, also filed a complaint arising from the contract talks in 2010, alleging that the city bargained in bad faith in withholding step raises. The PELRB dismissed the complaint. However, the firefighters have not appealed the decision.

“The death of bin Laden was our most strategic blow yet against al-Qaida,” Brennan said at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Credit goes to the special forces who carried out the raid and the intelligence experts who led them to the hideout, Brennan said, “and to President Obama, who gave the order to go in.” Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALs. The terror leader was living in a compound outside the capital of Islamabad, having evaded capture for nearly 10 years. Obama sent in the U.S. forces with no assurance that bin Laden was at the site, leading to a heartpounding scene in the Situation Room that was captured in one of the most famous photos of Obama’s presidency. “It’s unfortunate that President Obama would prefer to use what was a good day for all Ameri-

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Big Papi red hot as Red Sox beat A’s 11-6 BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz turned a warmer than expected April into an incredibly hot start. Ortiz finished the best April of his career with a pair of solo homers, Mike Aviles hit a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 on Monday night. His reason was a simple one. “With this weather, yes,” Ortiz said, without hesitation when asked if it’s the best he’s felt this early into a season. “You try to work on something you haven’t done in five months.” Darnell McDonald had a two-run homer and Marlon Byrd drove in a pair of runs to support a decent start by Clay Buchholz, who held Oakland to one run until he gave up five in his last inning. But it’s Ortiz’s torrid start that’s helped carry Boston’s offense. He hit .405 in April with six homers and 20 RBIs, posting a .543 average in Fenway Park (19 for 35). “David’s the star of star’s right now,” Boston manager Bobby Valentine said. “He’s hitting to all fields. It’s hard to get a strike by him. The swing is probably as good as it can get.” It was Boston’s seventh win in eight games, coming off a 6-1 road trip. Former Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer for offensively challenged Oakland, which dropped its third straight. The A’s entered the day having scored the majors’ second fewest runs (67) behind only Pittsburgh’s 46. When the Red Sox left town after their initial homestand of the season, they were on a five-game losing streak and had just blown a 9-0 lead in a loss to the rival Yankees. Boy, how things changed.

Boston charged through Minnesota and Chicago, only losing the finale of a four-game series against the White Sox and returned to Fenway looking like a team that was expected to be strong in the AL East. On Monday, they knocked around A’s starter Tommy Milone (3-2) for eight runs — seven earned — in 4 2-3 innings en route to an 11-1 lead after five innings. Milone had retired 22 of the 26 lefties he faced until Ortiz homered leading off the second, the first of two he gave up to the big slugger. “Both fastballs,” he said. “They were supposed to be a little more in than they were. But, you know, caught too much of the plate and obviously a good hitter like that is going to hit those pitches.” After the big lead, the Red Sox almost reverted to that ugly loss against the Yankees before Vicente Padilla escaped a bases-loaded jam by striking out Daric Barton in the seventh. Reddick bounced into an inning-ending double play with the bases-loaded in the eighth. Buchholz (3-1) gave up six runs on seven hits, walking five and striking out five in 6 2-3 innings. Oakland cut it to 11-6 in the seventh, with Coco Crisp getting a two-run single before Reddick hit his homer. Milone, who had a pair of eight-inning scoreless outings in his first four starts, had given up only six total runs in his previous starts. Trailing 1-0, the Red Sox scored four in the second. Ortiz, in his 15th season, led off with a homer into the A’s bullpen, Byrd and Aviles had RBI singles, with Aviles later scoring on second baseman Jemile Week’s throwing error. McDonald homered off a light-tower in left-center to make it 6-1 in the third.

ATLANTA (AP) — Rajon Rondo lost control in the final minute of Game 1, and that means he won’t be on the court for Game 2. The NBA announced Monday that the Boston Celtics’ star point guard has been suspended one game without pay in the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. Rondo will miss Tuesday night’s contest in Atlanta after sticking out his chest to bump referee Marc Davis while disputing a foul call with 41 seconds left in Boston’s Game 1 loss. Speaking during a playoff game in Indiana, NBA Commissioner David Stern said the league had no choice other than to suspend Rondo. “I can’t allow that,” Stern said. “If we don’t protect our officials in this fast-paced game with very large players, we’ve lost a lot in my mind.” The league’s assist leader scored 20 points and dished out 11 assists before he was tossed, leaving Boston with a huge hole in its lineup. This is

Rondo’s second suspension of the season, following a two-game ban in February for throwing a ball at an official. “That’s part of the package with our team. We’re a volatile team in a lot of ways,” coach Doc Rivers said during a practice at Georgia Tech. “Rondo is an emotional player. ... I like his fire, but sometimes he burns you.” Boston lost both games while Rondo was suspended, but the team is 8-5 overall in games he missed this season. “This is a resilient basketball team,” Rivers said. “That’s what we’ve been all year. Sometimes, it takes this stuff, for whatever reason, to snap us into playing the right way. I don’t know whether we’re going to win or lose, but I can guarantee you we’ll be ready to play.”

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Winni Players present classic musical adventure LACONIA — Don Quixote will be dreaming the impossible dream on The Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s stage when The Winni Players, the Playhouse’s award-winning community theatre arm, presents the beloved musical Man of La Mancha on May 4-6 and 11-14. Following an entirely sold out run of To Kill a Mockingbird earlier this year, early reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 366-7377. Set in a Spanish dungeon during the inquisition, this is a play-within-a-play where the writer Don Miguel de Cervantes entreats his fellow prisoners to help him enact his yet-unpublished novel about a delusional old man who travels the countryside as if he is a knight of old, jousting with windmills and falling in love with a kitchen wench who he envisions to be a beautiful noblewoman. The musical, with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh brought to the world the incomparable ballad, “The Impossible Dream”. The Playhouse’s production is directed by Bryan

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Wednesday, May 2nd @ 10:00 Thursday, May 3rd @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

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

Tuesday, May 1st @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Tuesday, May 8th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Goss Reading Room Storytime Adult: Adult Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 1st @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall This month’s book is “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks. Discussion will be led by Frumie Selchen. Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha’s Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.

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Friday, May 11th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “Puss n’ Boots” PG Children under 10 must be attended by a responsible caregiver 14 or older. Admission is free.

Teen: Teen Game Day

Thursday, May 10th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play Dance Dance Revolution.

Adult: The Connecticut: New England’s Great River

Thursday, May 10th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Join Adair Mulligan, environmental biologist and natural resource planner, for an armchair tour of the largest river in New England. He will explore its history and natural beauty through the seasons and the communities that have sprung up along its banks. Much more than a travelogue, this talk explores the many issues involved in managing the health of this major river, and how citizens from all walks of life have created a vision for its future.

Book Signing with James Novak

Thursday, May 17th @ 6:00 Laconia Rotary Hall James Novak is the author of “Ora’s Boy”, a true story of a Laconia boy’s struggles to survive growing up with the prejudices of a small New England mill town in the 1940s and 50s. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

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Halperin and stars Playhouse regular and New Hampshire Theatre Award-winning actor John Piquado as Cervantes/Quixote. He is joined by another New Hampshire Theatre Award winner, Rodney Martell as his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza. The lady of his dreams, Aldonza, will be played by Gilford’s Tamara McGonagle. In total, a cast of twenty local performers are involved. Christine Chiasson is the music director while Cathy Defregger provides the choreography. The set is designed by Dan Daly and lighting will be designed by Wally Pineault. Director Bryan Halperin says, “Man of La Mancha is a classic musical that has been delighting audiences for years. It’s also the kind of theatre I really enjoy where a group of people are telling a story and experiencing it ‘firsthand’ along with the audience. Cervantes enters a dark dungeon filled with people at the bottom of society – through the magic of storytelling he brings a little light into their lives and the potential to hope for a better tomorrow. I’m sure our audiences will enjoy spending a few hours in the dungeon with us.” Man of La Mancha will be performed at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Rts. 3 and 11b, Weirs Beach. Performances are at Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors/students. They are already selling briskly and early reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets can be reserved by calling (603) 366-7377. Visit for more details.

Hypnotist to perform fundraiser show at InterLakes Wednesday night

MEREDITH — Paul Ramsay will demystify hypnosis and perform a live stage hypnotism show at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium on May 4 at 7 p.m. The show benefits the Class of 2013. Ramsay is a Board Certified Hypnotist and a certified instructor of hypnotism. He performs for high schools, corporate events, and colleges all over the US. Ramsay has helped school groups in New Hampshire and southern Maine raise over $75,000 with his fundraiser program. The show is clean, fun, and appropriate for families. Ramsay hypnotizes over a thousand people each year. For more information about the hypnotism show, or to ask Ramsay questions about hypnotism in general, contact Paul Ramsay directly at 603 834-0810. Show tickets are available at the Meredith Chamber of Commerce which is open Monday-Friday 9-4

Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson to talk about his career

PLYMOUTH — The Society for Scholarly Dialogue and Pi Omega, the Plymouth State University chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Association’s official honor society) will host an evening discussion with Academy-Award winner Ernest Thompson on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Hyde Hall Room 220. Thompson has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Writers Guild Award and a Broadway Drama Guild Award for Best Play. His work has been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy, and a British Academy Award. His more than 35 plays have been seen in theatres around the world. The most enduring, On Golden Pond, has been translated into 30 languages with Arabic the newest, and played in more than 40 countries on six continents. Thompson will talk about his career and his films, and will answer questions about his work. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sandwich residents Justin, Jen and Aida Chapman (her first 5K) participating in the third annual Beach to Bar 5K race on April 15. The Beach to Bar is sponsored by Holland Hill Studio in Moultonborough and attracted over 45 walkers and runners from area communities. Participants enjoyed beer (donated by Tuckerman’s), lemonade and nachos at the Corner House Inn. The winner of this year’s Beach to Bar 5K was Sandwich resident, Chris Baker, coming in at the speedy time of 18:37. For more information about Holland Hill’s up coming races, including June’s Five for Farms Fundraiser on Father’s Day, contact Pasha Marlowe at 476-2476 or visit (Courtesy photo)


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Laconia Rotary Club to plant thousands of daylilies on Saturday LACONIA — Last fall the Laconia Rotary Club arranged for a massive planting of tulip bulbs in Laconia’s Stewart Park, complimenting plantings across the river years before in Rotary Park. Never resting on their laurels, club members have initiated an even larger beautification project which will see 10,000 daylilies planted in Laconia over the next three years. On Saturday, May 5, starting at 8 a.m., rain or shine, volunteers will meet at the Rotary Park grandstand for coffee and instructions. Volunteers, who are asked come with a shovel or hoe in hand, will collect a bag of daylilies and head off to an assigned planting location. Dale Squires, marketing manager for Belknap Landscape Company, which is working with the club on the project, says that along with Rotary members from multiple area clubs, local companies and residents will donate the labor to plant the lilies, together creating ‘’a spectacular summer show for the enjoyment of the entire community.” He said that both the Opechee Garden Club and the Belknap Mill Society have shown a keen interest in the project, as public space enhancement matches

their respective missions. While the club is paying for the plants, it is also accepting donations to help defray the cost at $1 per daylily plant. Laconia Rotary Club President Diane LaBrie commented “If everyone in the community who enjoys the beatification efforts our club members provide contributed just a dollar, then we will be able to plant more and plant faster. Last week club volunteers converged on their primary source of hybrid daylilies, Merrymeeting Daylilies of New Durham. Owner Les Turner, a retired teacher and college dean, provided guidance as some Rotary members dig out the plants while others split and package the individual plants, called ‘fans’. Turner’s daylilies collection began about 40 years ago and has grown into a 500 cultivar collection, locally grown in-ground and acclimated to local climate and soil conditions. “These aren’t your typical orange roadside plant. These hybrids will provide dramatic color variations and petal arrangements.’’ says Turner. Those who would like to support the effort can make a check payable to Laconia Rotary Club and drop off or mail to the Belknap Mill at 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246

MEREDITH — The newest and safest women’s sport in the Lakes Region; Lakes Region Women’s Flag Football, will open its Spring 2012 season Friday, May 4. Women’s Flag football is a safe, non-contact sport that is played 6-on6. There is no equipment required to play, and offensive players are considered “tackled” when a defender pulls the flag off of the ball carrier’s belt. This is the “female only’’ version of the already existing youth co-ed flag football league. The Lakes Region Women’s Flag

Football League is open to all women in the Lakes Region area 18 and over; age as of April 1, 2012. There will be a seven-week season, which kicks-off on Friday May 4 and runs until mid-June. With the exception of May 4, all games will be played on Thursday evenings at the InterLakes High school turf field. Games last for one-hour, and registration fee of $35 covers the entire season. Those who have any questions, want more information, or want to express an interest in joining can contact the league at

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LACONIA — Dorothy “Dolly” M. Schneider, 96, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died at her home on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was the widow of William F. Schneider who died in 2004. Mrs. Schneider was born August 6, 1915 in Audubon, New Jersey, the daughter of Eugene S. and Martha (Koener) Miller. She was raised in New Jersey. Mrs. Schneider resided in Wolfeboro for forty years and was a teacher in the Wolfeboro (NH) School System, teaching at the Tuftonboro School and the Carpenter School. Mrs. Schneider moved to Laconia sixteen years ago. She was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church and was a member of the Wolfeboro Garden Club and a volunteer at Huggins Hospital and the Taylor Community. Survivors include a daughter, Martha A. Austin,

of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren, Melissa Schneider, Jennifer Austin, Tara Wall and Megan Holland; five great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Schneider was predeceased by a daughter, Kathy L. Hadley and by a brother, Eugene S. Miller There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Rev. Dr. Warren Bouton, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Michael J. Hopps, 59

MEREDITH — Michael John Hopps, 59, died in his home on Saturday, April 14, 2012. He was born in Manchester. Mike served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He loved dogs and was an avid motorcycle rider. He is survived by his wife, Maggie, and many loving family members. Mike was predeceased by his parents.

Mike was a man who would do anything for his friends and family. He selflessly took care of his wife, Maggie, after she became disabled and faithfully visited her when it became necessary to move her to a health care facility. He will be missed greatly. A private memorial service will be held for family and close friends.


Laurette B. Johnson

GILFORD — A Graveside Service for Laurette B. Johnson, 98, will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H. She passed away at the Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia on Thursday, February 23, 2012, just shy of her 99 th birthday. Laurette leaves behind one son, Ronald Johnson, and spouse, Georgie, and one grandson, Shane. Extended family is June Bessette and children, Bianca, Cassandra and Desiree’. In addition to her parents, Laurette was predeceased by her husband,

Red, and two sisters, Rachel and Claire. For those wishing to make donations in Laurette’s memory, the family requests they be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home Activities Dept. (for Bingo Games) 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH 03246 or to David’s House, (a wonderful home away from home for ill children and their families) PO Box 660 Lebanon, NH 03766-0660. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

BELMONT — A Graveside Service for Rita R. Osgood, 91, formerly of 12 Heritage Terrace, will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H. Mrs. Osgood died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Friday, February 10, 2012. Mrs. Osgood was born February 3, 1921 in Belmont, the daughter of Edward and Rose (Gilbert) Lacasse. Survivors include a son, Richard Gilbert and his wife, Gayla, of Belmont; a daughter, Germaine Foster, and her husband, Bert, of Canterbury;

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GILFORD — The Laconia Eye & Laser Center will host a Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Wednesday, May 2 from 5-7 p.m. at its Gilford office on 368 Hounsell Ave. Laconia Eye & Laser Center is a professional association of two Board Certified Ophthalmologists, Drs. Andrew Garfinkle and Douglas Scott, who together have more than 40 years experience in eye surgery. They perform the latest in small incision cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and LASIK using an onsite VISX S4 excimer laser with wavefront tech-

nology. Their practice, which includes optometrist Anthony Zieja, offers eye glass sales and service, contact lens fitting, eye examinations and three types of laser surgery all under one roof. The Business After Hours will include giveaways, prizes, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. The doctors and staff are proud to welcome guests to their state of the art facility dedicated exclusively to eye care. For additional information and to RSVP, contact the Chamber at 524-5531.

2nd annual BOW WOW Fest being held Saturday LACONIA — The second annual Bow Wow Fest will be held Saturday morning starting from the parking lot of the Opechee Inn & Spa, adjacent to the WOW Trail Trailhead on Elm Street, just off Lakeport Square. Registration is free and begins at 7:45 a.m. with activities set to begin at 8:45. Father Matt from Saint Andre Bessette Parish will give a blessing immediately preceding the first contest. A $5 donation to the WOW Trail will provide each participant with a commemorative tee shirt. This year’s event highlights the Laconia Police Department’s Canine Unit. Officer Kevin Shortt with his dog Jagger will be on hand to accept donations. Local vendors will be available with reasonably-priced refreshments for adults, children and canines as well as local businesses who will once again provide giveaways. New additions this year include: a dog house station built by devoted canine-loving volunteers; face-painting; and a rainbow balloon given to each owner whose dog crossed the Rainbow Bridge during the past year*. All dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and registered and will then be given a reflective leash ring to participate in the parade.

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Food, blooms and farming at Moulton Farm’s Annual Open House

MEREDITH — Moulton Farm’s annual spring celebration of food and farming will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The Meredith farm has been actively farmed since the 1890’s. This year’s free event will feature a food pavilion with samples from the farm’s kitchen as well as from many of the local food producers that work with the farm. The farm will also be presenting the first in a series of events and displays providing nutrition information and tasty ways to use produce offered by the farm.

This open house event will feature sweet potatoes grown at the farm that were developed at the University of New Hampshire. Blooming color will also be featured at the event with a special display of flowering plants. Creating color in container gardens will be the topic of a free workshop offered at 10 a.m. Flower arranging demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Sustainably growing food on the farm and at home is another focus of this event with free workshops being presented. At 11 a.m. John Moulton will pres-

ent a workshop on soil health. Kelly McAdam from the University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension will be leading a free “Gardening Basics” workshop at noon. At 2 p.m. farm staff will discuss environmentally friendly integrated pest management techniques used on the farm and how they can be used in home gardens. The farm’s knowledgeable staff will be available throughout the day to answer questions about the many varieties of plants and soil amendments available in the farm’s yard and greenhouses. In addition to the samples and free workshops, the first 100 customers will receive a free $5 “bonus buck” with their purchase, good towards a purchase during a future visit. Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing its own produce, the farm offers plants, garden supplies, baked goods and a quality selection of cheeses, meats, and other items from northern New England producers. More information can be found at or on Facebook at

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Laconia Christian School hosting Family Fun Night

LACONIA — Laconia Christian School will be hosting a Family Fun Night for Preschool and Kindergarten children ages 3-6 and their parents on Friday, May 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. It will be a fun evening filled with crafts, games and refreshments. Laconia Christian is a non-denominational Pre-K through grade 12 school committed to providing a stimulating educational experience in a nurturing environment that fosters a passion for God’s truth. LCS is located at 1386 Meredith Center Road in Laconia. For more information, call 524-3250 or visit on the web at www.

NH Jazz Presents saxophonist Benny Sharoni on Thursday, May 3

LACONIA — NH Jazz will present the saxophonist Benny Sharoni on May 3 at 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room, located at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia. Benny Sharoni is an Israeli-born tenor saxophonist, band leader, composer and arranger and is now a mainstay on the U.S. jazz scene. After emigrating to study at the Berklee College of Music, Mr. Sharoni studied with masters Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone before Saxophonist Benny Sharoni (Courtesy photo) exploding onto the scene with his own unique brand of music. office (603) 267-5387 during business Fusing together classic influences of hours or email Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Upcoming NH Jazz Shows: 5.07 Steve Grossman, Sharoni flavors his Freese Bros Big Band (NH’s Own music with Latin rhythms and an Jazz Orchestra); 5.10 Todd Clouser’s energetic drive that delights audiLove Electric feat. Steven Bernstein ences worldwide. (Funky Jazz); 5.14 Gerry Beaudoin All tickets $12 general admission, (Straight Ahead Jazz Guitar); 5.17 available at the door. Doors open at Lalama Bros feat. John Lockwood & 7:15 p.m. BYOB. NH Jazz shows have Bob Gullotti (Jazz Giants); 5.21 Mary a listening policy which prohibits Gatchell (NYC Soul Jazz); 5.24 Samitalking, and use of texting devices, rah Evans & her Handsome Devils cell phones, video/ audio recording, (Jazz Vocals from New Orleans); 5.28 laptops, gaming units, and cameras. Sharon Jones (NH’s Own Swinging For information call the NH Jazz and Soulful Diva)

Proctor forester to locate clues of past land use in May 6 woodland walk ANDOVER — The Andover Conservation Commission will host a leisurely “walk in the woods” for local residents on Sunday, May 6, from 1-3 p.m. Leading a hike through Proctor Academy woodlands, school forester David Pilla will point out often-hidden clues that can reveal how early settlers made use of the land to gain a foothold and support themselves and their families. Participation is open to the public at no charge. Advance registration is not required. Participants will experience mostly level trails, and will be offered a brief indoor introductory talk in Proctor Academy’s Wilson Natural Resources building before the walk begins. Sturdy shoes are suggested, as are trekking poles. The Wilson Natural Resource building is located next to the red forestry shed at the parking lot immediately north of North Street, in the center of campus. Ample parking is available. “The Conservation Commission is

grateful to Proctor Academy and to Dave Pilla for supporting this event,” said Jerry Hersey, Conservation Commission chair. “We hope it will broaden public awareness of the values of unspoiled lands – in particular, the value of connecting the present with the past.” Hersey also noted that the scheduling of the walk is loosely connected to two larger conservation-related events: Earth Day (April 22), and Arbor Day (April 27). In addition to serving as Proctor’s forester and woodlands manager, Pilla teaches in the school’s science department and is director of the Ocean Classroom program. The school’s woodlands he oversees comprise 2,500 acres. Proctor’s lands are a working forest managed for many resources, including timber, wildlife, soils, water, recreation and aesthetics. Proctor’s woodlands are open to the public for hiking and cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing and camping. Those joining Sunday’s walk will receive a trail map for use in further exploring Proctor lands on their own.

Indoor yard sale at Inter-Lakes Elementary MEREDITH — An Indoor Yard Sale at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith, on Laker Lane (down the hill, behind the High School), on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. will benefit the Inter-Lakes Class of 2012’s Chemical-Free After-Prom Party. Donations are needed and can be

dropped off Friday, May 4, 3-8 p.m. or Saturday, May 5, 7-8 a.m., in the Multi-Purpose Room. No electronics. For more information or if there are any questions, contact Ariane Shuffleton at ariane.shuffleton@interlakes. org or call 279-7968.

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For breach of conditions set forth in a certain mortgage, and pursuant to a power of sale contained therein, TD Bank N.A., formerly known as Banknorth, N.A., a New Hampshire corporation with offices at 300 Franklin Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, holder of said mortgage from Richard J. Lundy and Stacey M. Lundy to Banknorth, N.A., dated January 10, 2003 and recorded in Book 1916, Page 847 at the Belknap County Registry of Deeds, will sell the mortgaged premises at PUBLIC AUCTION on, Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 at 11:00 AM. The sale will be held at mortgaged premises located at 20 Hurd Hill Road, Alton, NH 03809 and which are more particularly described in the mortgage as follows: A certain tract or parcel of land, with the buildings situate thereon, on Hurd Hill Road, Alton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, as shown as Lot 2 on a Plan entitled “Subdivision for Frank E. and June Lundy, Route 28 A, Alton, N.H.”, dated October 12, 1987, revised March 10, 1988, and June 24, 1988, and recorded at the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Drawer L3, Page 38. Said Lot 2 is further bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point at the southwesterly corner of Lot 2 on the easterly side of Hurd Hill Road, Alton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, running in a generally northerly direction N 4º 41” 147” E a distance of 355.00 feet to an iron pin found at the corner of property now or formerly owned by the Town of Alton; thence turning and running along said Town land S 64º 8’ 29” E a distance of 250.21 feet to an iron pin found; thence turning and running still along said Town land S 5º 35’ 18” W a distance of 95.97 feet to an iron pin found at the junction of said Town land and land now or formerly owned by Donald G. and Sarah A. Mitchell; thence continuing along said Mitchell land S 5º 43” 17” W a distance of 169.03 feet to rebar set at the northeasterly corner of Lot 1 as shown on said Plan; thence turning and running along said Lot 1 N 85º 13’ 52” W a distance of 228.74 feet to the point of beginning. Meaning and intending to be the same premises conveyed by Frank and June Lundy, dated March 3, 2003, recorded with the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 1856, Page 968. The original mortgage may be inspected at the offices of Shaheen Guerrera & O’Leary, LLC 820A Turnpike Street, North Andover, Massachusetts during regular business hours. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. This is a first mortgage. The premises are sold subject to unpaid property taxes and liens therefore, whether or not recorded; any other rights, title, or interest of third parties which are entitled to precedence over the mortgage, and any other matters affecting the title of the mortgagor. Terms of Sale: Bidders will be qualified before auction sale.  The high bidder shall deliver at the time of sale Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) in cash, certified funds or teller’s check, or other funds satisfactory to the mortgagee’s attorneys, as buyer’s deposit. The balance of the sale price, all tax stamps and any and all recording fees and any wire transfer fees to be tendered in cash, certified or teller’s check within thirty (30) days of sale. TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE, and the foreclosure deed and affidavit to be recorded, or else buyer to forfeit deposit as liquidated damages pursuant to RSA 479:25, paragraph III.  The mortgagee reserves the right to postpone the sale, or modify the above terms. In the event that any successful bidder at the foreclosure sale shall default in purchasing the within described property according to the terms of this Notice of Sale and/or the terms of the Memorandum of Sale executed at the time of the foreclosure, the Mortgagee reserves the right to sell such property by Foreclosure Deed to the second highest bidder, that the second highest bidder shall deposit with the Mortgagee’s attorneys, Shaheen Guerrera & O’Leary, LLC, 820A Turnpike Street, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845, the amount of the required deposit as set forth herein within three (3) business days after written notice of default of the previous highest bidder and title to such property shall be conveyed to said second highest bidder within twenty (20) days of said notice. Dated at North Andover, Massachusetts, this 23rd day of April, 2012. TD Bank, N.A. By its attorney, Peter G. Shaheen, Esq. Shaheen Guerrera & O’Leary, LLC 820A Turnpike Street North Andover, MA 01845 (978) 689-0800

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‘Lyrical Abstractions’ is May exhibit at The Studio in Laconia

“Lyrical Abstractions”, large-format abstract work by artist Lawrence Frates, will be on display at The Studio during May. (Courtesy photo)

LACONIA — People who have come to expect surprising exhibits at The Studio, 84 Union Avenue in Laconia, will not be disappointed in the current show. For the month of May, the gallery is home to “Lyrical Abstractions”, large-format abstract work by artist Lawrence Frates. Frates, who has been painting for 40 years, is known locally as an art instructor, cartoonist and colorful advocate for the arts in downtown Laconia. These paintings, which make their public debut at The Studio, reveal him as a colorist as well, with work that is a departure for him in both size and scope. “These canvases tell my story of expression through a more intuitive form of color application,” says Frates. “They present my usual color palette on a scale not often associated with my representational work”. The work is seductive and, as the title

suggests, lyrical, with color encouraging the viewer to spend more than a few perfunctory moments engaging with the work. “With Larry’s familiar representational work, the temptation is to respond, ‘Oh, that’s a lilac bush’ and leave it at that,” states Melissa McCarthy, the artist and curator at The Studio who approached Frates last fall about an alternative exhibit. “These paintings make you want to do more than that. They draw you in with color, then keep you entranced with the suggestion of form”. There will be an opening reception for the artist at The Studio on Thursday May 3 from 6-8 p.m. The work will be on view through May 31during regular hours, Wednesday through Friday 10-5 p.m. and Saturday 10-3 p.m. For information, or to make an appointment to see the work at another time, call 603-455-8008.

Plymouth Regional Chamber receives $30,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant v PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce has received a one-year $30,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) from USDA Rural Development from July 2012 to June 2013. “This grant will allow the Chamber to continue to offer technical assistance to businesses in Plymouth and all our surrounding regional communities that we serve until the summer of 2013, when Grafton County Economic Development’s Business Enterprise Center is scheduled to open its doors at 149 Main Street in Plymouth”, said Scott Stephens, executive director at the chamber. In 2010, the chamber was granted a two-year RBEG from USDA Rural Development to create and implement a program offering technical assistance to small and emerging businesses in the Plymouth regional area without charge, regardless of chamber affiliation. Since then, the program has assisted

scores of businesses from the Lakes Region to the foothills of the White Mountains and from Warren to Moultonborough. “We are pleased that our work with area businesses has proven successful for so many. The fact that we will be able to continue this program under the funding of a RBEG shows that the USDA is seeing the benefit in the work being done.” said Stephens. “According to the USDA, this is the only program of its kind in the state of New Hampshire that is RBEG funded and providing this high level of technical assistance to our region. It has been a real pleasure to partner with many departments at Plymouth State University, local and state agencies, and area businesses for the benefit of our regional businesses and we are proud to be able to continue our work in the region.” The new grant will continue the technical assistance program created by the chamber as well as offer some new benefits to businesses in the region.

“I’m most excited about developing the online businesses resource center targeted towards small and emerging businesses in central New Hampshire”, said Kim Beardwood Smith, the Business Development Officer at the Chamber. “The scheduled launch for this resource center is the fall, so keep checking the Chamber’s website until then.” The design of the virtual resource center will consist of three main components: a calendar listing all business education and networking opportunities in central NH; a blog with contributions from local business professionals emphasizing issues that concern the small business owner; and a resource section designed to simplify the search for needed information to develop, run and grow a small business in central NH. For more information about the Technical Assistance Program or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, contact the Chamber office at 5361001, or e-mail

NHEC grant helps sustain delivered Waukewan Ladies 9-hole League meals program in Grafton County invites new players to join PLYMOUTH — A recent $7,500 grant awarded by the New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) Foundation will help underwrite the cost of delivering home cooked meals to more than 800 elderly or disabled residents in Grafton County. The grant awarded to the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. will help with the primary senior service offered by GCSCC, its home delivered meal service. “Last year we produced and delivered more than 123,000 meals to more than 800 residents,” says Roberta Berner, Executive Director of GCSCC. “Improving efficiencies and increasing revenue to support this valuable program is necessary for these individuals to remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.” The GCSCC has been providing services that support the health, dignity and independence of older adults living in our communities for 40 years. Their daily services include home delivered and congregate meals, transportation, outreach services and counseling, volunteer support and elder care. Every weekday, GCSCC volunteers cook fresh, nutritious hot meals in senior center kitchens

throughout the county. Volunteers then deliver meals daily to hundreds of elders who are no longer able to shop and cook for themselves. “We are so thankful for the generosity of the NHEC Foundation to get us through this time of transition,” Berner said. “This funding will allow us to continue the good work we do while addressing the shortfall we will encounter in the near future.” With state and federal support diminishing, Berner said GCSCC is actively engaging in cost-cutting and revenue building measures in order to ensure the sustainability of this critically important program for a growing population of elders. She also made a plea for volunteers, who are always being sought to assist for help with food preparation and delivery. The NHEC Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) fund, is funded by members of the New Hampshire Electric Co-op whose monthly electric bills are rounded up to the next dollar with the proceeds benefiting the Foundation. Founded in late 2005, the Foundation has donated more than $1.6 million to support charities, organizations and programs that improve the quality of life in New Hampshire.

MEREDITH — The 2012 season of the Waukewan Ladies 9-hole League will get underway on Tuesday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. The league is made up of 4-person teams, competing weekly (through August 28) for weekly prizes and endof-season awards. Ladies of all playing abilities are invited to join, either as members or as substitutes. Membership at Waukewan is not a requirement, although players do need to have an established handicap, preferably through

the GHIN system. Fee for joining the league is $40, with special rate packages for weekly play available. Substitutes are invited to sign-up with no fee required. The deadline for joining is April 30. Ladies interested in joining the league or being substitutes should email Linda Ridlon at, call her at 978-319-3186, or contact the Waukewan Pro Shop at 279-6661. For more information about Waukewan Golf Course, visit www.

‘Oscar Night’ at Gilman Library on Friday ALTON — The Gilman Library will host ‘’Oscar Night at the Movies’’ on Friday, May 04 at 7 p.m. in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room. Free popcorn will be provided. For more information regarding the featured presentation stop at the circulation desk or call 875-2550.

Viewing suggestions are always welcome. Please fell free to bring a comfortable chair and a friend. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. While visiting the library, check the movie display for Night at the Oscars, Family Movie Night and Teen Movie Night coming attractions.


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By Holiday Mathis as this. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You need more loving care than usual, if only because you’ve taken on bigger challenges and more is required of you. Being around someone who accepts and supports you will remind you to accept and support yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll feel compassion welling up in your heart when you’re around those who need it most. Right now, the ones who could use your love are the same ones who are usually so self-sufficient. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’d like to win the race, complete the project or land the ball. Stay playful. Keep your eye on the goal while your heart is in the moment, free from the pressure of expectation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Exciting new influences jolt you out of your former mindset. There’s something new to want here, and it has you paying greater attention to what’s going on around you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You always love a certain person, though you are not always thinking about what this person would prefer as you go about your daily life independently. You’ll benefit from giving more weight to that very consideration. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 1). This month, you’ll let go of a certain attachment and love how your life develops. June brings new resolutions that you can stick to, especially regarding health and fitness. Guided by your competitive spirit, victory will be yours in August. November features family visits as well as work challenges that lead to a financial bonus. Aquarius and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 20, 15, 39 and 18.


ARIES (March 21-April 19). The elderly are not the only people who are concerned about staying sharp. Today the spoils will go to the quick-witted, whatever age they may be. Tune in, and stay engaged. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Take a hint from the transcendental mediators. Don’t worry about how well you are doing, and don’t be disappointed in yourself for having intruding thoughts and feelings. Simply say, “Oh, well” and return to your desired focus. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Though you know quite a lot on a certain subject, avoid going on and on. The fewer your words, the more confident you sound. Besides, no one will remember everything you say. Hit the main point, and then quit the conversation. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It would actually be unwise to finish absolutely everything you start. When you learn enough to know that the rest is going to be a long, fruitless slog, it’s time to jump ship. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Usually you ask permission to interact with others in a particular way because it’s customary and polite for you to do so. Today you may benefit from simply doing the thing you would like to do, instead of asking for the green light. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Perhaps you lost some money recently. Learning from experience is the same thing as gaining from experience. You’ll soon apply what you’ve learned, and your knowledge will be worth more than gold. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In Buddhism, a nurturing figure called Kuan Yin hears the cries of the world and responds as only a mother could. Express your pain and you’ll experience an example of unconditional love such

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, May 1, the 122nd day of 2012. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 1982, the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., was opened by President Ronald Reagan. The fair’s theme: “Energy Turns the World.” (The six-month exposition’s last day was October 31.) On this date: In 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain was created as a treaty merging England and Scotland took effect. In 1786, Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” premiered in Vienna. In 1898, Commodore George Dewey gave the command, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,” as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish squadron in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. In 1911, the song “I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad),” by Harry Von Tilzer and Will Dillon, was first published. In 1931, New York’s 102-story Empire State Building was dedicated. Singer Kate Smith made her debut on CBS Radio on her 24th birthday. In 1941, the Orson Welles motion picture “Citizen Kane” premiered in New York. In 1960, the Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 reconnaissance plane over Sverdlovsk and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers. In 1961, the first U.S. airline hijacking took place as Antulio Ramirez Ortiz, a Miami electrician, commandeered a National Airlines plane that was en route to Key West, Fla., and forced the pilot to fly to Cuba. In 1962, the first Target discount store opened in Roseville, Minn. In 1971, the intercity passenger rail service Amtrak went into operation. In 1987, during a visit to West Germany, Pope John Paul II beatified Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. In 1992, on the third day of the Los Angeles riots, a visibly shaken Rodney King appeared in public to appeal for calm, pleading, “Can we all get along?” One year ago: Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II, moving his predecessor a step closer to sainthood in a Vatican Mass attended by some 1.5 million pilgrims. Marchers around the world demanded more jobs, better working conditions and higher wages on International Workers’ Day. Today’s Birthdays: Former astronaut Scott Carpenter is 87. Country singer Sonny James is 83. Singer Judy Collins is 73. Actor Stephen Macht is 70. Singer Rita Coolidge is 67. Pop singer Nick Fortuna (The Buckinghams) is 66. Actor-director Douglas Barr is 63. Actor Dann Florek is 61. Singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. is 58. Hall of Fame jockey Steve Cauthen is 52. Actress Maia Morgenstern is 50. Country singer Wayne Hancock is 47. Actor Charlie Schlatter is 46. Country singer Tim McGraw is 45. Rock musician Johnny Colt is 44. Rock musician D’Arcy is 44. Movie director Wes Anderson is 43. Actress Julie Benz is 40. Country singer Cory Morrow is 40. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Tina Campbell (Mary Mary) is 38. Actor Darius McCrary is 36.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Manufacturing Summit hosted by representative Frank Guinta. 6:3-8:30 p.m. at Lakes Region Community College. The Inaugural Plymouth Area Conservative Film Festival. 6-8:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center (8 Depot Street). For more information call 726-4070 or email Parent and Community Forum on Area Teen Substance Abuse held by Newfound Regional High School. 7 p.m. in the school auditorium of Newfound Regional High School. For more information call Shelly Philbrick at 7446006, X107. Taste of the C-Man Ice Cream Apprentice & Iron Chef Competition to benefit the Circle Program. 6 p.m. at the Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth. $10 at the door. ($5 for PSU students, faculty & children). Public tour of Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District’s Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project. 6 p.m. at the PVWSD office in Plymouth. Meredith Historical Society meeting. 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Doug Frederick, owner of the Meredith American Police Motorcycle Museum. Brief business meeting and refreshments. Evening of Poetry at the Moultonborough Public Library. 7:30 p.m. Northwood poet Grace Mattern will be featured. Open mic time provided. Meredith Public Library Genealogy Club meeting and program on identifying soldiers buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium. 4 p.m. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith. Photographers of all experience levels are welcome. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at St. James Episcopal Church on North Main Street in Laconia. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Drop In Storytime at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Songs, a story and a craft to take home for ages 2-5. No sign-up required. Drop In Rug Hooking at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Join Carol Dale and learn history of the craft, suppliers and techniques. Cozy Corner for parents at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Pamper yourself while your toddler is in Storytime with a paraffin wax hand treatment courtesy of Daryl Thompson. Sign-up in Children’s Room. Babygarten at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Songs, a story and movement to music for children 18-36 months. No sign-up required. Gilford Clickers meeting at the Public Library. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Improve your photography skills. New members welcome. May Day celebration at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. For children to age 6 and their parents/caregivers. Legos are Blooming time at the Meredith Public Library. 3 to 5 p.m. Build in the Children’s Room and then have your picture taken for the Lego wall.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

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Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 45 years. We both grew up in this small Midwestern town. Until 10 years back, I thought it was a good marriage. The problem began when I found out some things that happened during our high school years. Through discussions with other classmates and conversations with friends, it became evident that there’s a lot I didn’t know about my wife. However, from our very first discussion about these incidents, she said this was none of my business, it’s in the past, and she shouldn’t have to answer any of my questions. But, Annie, some of what was revealed is hard to forget. I have sought counseling for this, and it has helped to some degree. My question now is: Am I in the wrong to want some kind of explanation or discussion of this information? Is a spouse in such circumstances required to clear the air? I don’t need every detail, but shouldn’t I have enough to settle my anxiety? -- Surprised Husband Dear Surprised: To your wife, these incidents are ancient history, and she’d like to forget about them. But you insist on picking the scabs off of her teenage scars because to you these incidents are fairly recent and you are still absorbing their impact. As far as she’s concerned, the explanation is simple: She was young and made mistakes. She grew up and changed her life. We understand that you’d like more of an explanation, but she absolutely does not want to rehash her life before she married you. Unless something she did then has consequences that require action now, please accept that she is not that person any longer, and apparently, all for the good. You’ve been obsessing over this for 10 years, and we are certain it hasn’t helped your marriage. Whatever it was she did, please find a way to forgive her and let it go.

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a small group of friends with whom we do something fun as a group every week or so. The problem is, we are the only ones who initiate this time together. If my wife and I don’t plan or host it, we sometimes won’t hear from these people for a month or more. To make it worse, we often hear about the fun things they did without us during this time. We are tired of feeling left out and unimportant. Aside from finding new friends, we are at a loss. -- Frustrated with Friends in South Dakota Dear South Dakota: Are those “fun things” planned by others? Your friends could be the type of people who need to be organized by those willing to put forth the effort. And if they are arranging and hosting events and not including you, they are users who are happy to eat your food and share your plans, but have no intention of reciprocating. Most people fall somewhere in between. They aren’t trying to be rude. They simply aren’t paying attention. Your situation is in the category of “nothing to lose.” Take one of these so-called friends aside and ask what’s going on. Dear Annie: This is for “Texas,” who was fed up that her mother ate food from her fridge without asking permission. So she let her mom eat a dog biscuit to teach her a lesson. She sounds like a stingy, thankless child. When I was a girl, my mother cooked and fed four children on a tight budget. She often ate less so we could have more. As adults, we never had to ask her permission to take a cookie from her cookie jar or a drink from her refrigerator. In fact, we were urged to help ourselves. My mom was always welcome to any food or beverage I had in my home, and I would gladly have served her a second plate. I’m offended that “Texas” would deliberately fool her mother and brag about it. -- Louisiana

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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.




LOST DOBERMAN- Black/Rust, last seen at corner of 140 & South Rd. in Belmont. Gentle but scared. Reward. Call 267-7770, 524-5679 or 455-1910

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ORANGE 4x4 2003 Nissan Xterra- 43K miles, $10,000. Cindy 998-3383

in beautiful Meredith Bay Sizes range from 17’ to 36’ For more information please call 603-279-7921 or mail us at


Business Opportunities

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. P3s Towing 630-3606

29FT-0” x 10ft-6” Boatslip at Meredith Yacht Club. $3000 for season includes Club amenities, easy walk to town. Call 455-5810.

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

Autos 1971 VW Super Beetle, Calif. car, second owner, 133K, needs nothing. $4500. 267-5196 1989 CARVER YACHTS MARINER 329/FE 30 foot: Good condition, less then 500 hours on engines. 260 horsepower. Full size refrigerator, range, TV/VCR, fully equipped, sleeps six. Must be seen to be appreciated at Breakwater, Spring Point Marina in South Portland. Pictures available upon request. Valued at $25,000. Owner will accept best offer. Call 603-449-2140, 603-723-8722. 1999 GMC Suburban- 4X4, V-8 350. Good shape. $4,500. 286-7293 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service

94 Crownline Cabin Cruiser- 25ft, complete galley & head. Low hours. Owner retiring. Heavy duty 2001 Sealion trailer. Reduced rate on boat slip on Winni with new clubhouse privileges if needed. $11,500. 603-344-4504. BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311 BOATSLIPS for rent- Paugus Bay up to 22 ft. 401-284-2215. Canoe- RiverRunner, 14 foot, excellent condition, solid, stable, paddles well. $400. 603-387-9978 EVINRUDE 3HP Outboard MotorBuilt in gas tank 35lbs., Freshwater used. Excellent condition, runs great! $250. Call Howard at 630-0822 Kayak: Wilderness Systems 14.5ft. Cape Lookout Ruby colored. Very good condition. $450. 630-8132 PRIVATE Boathouse slip w/ attached lounge/ storage room at Riveredge Marina on Squam Lake. $3000 for season includes Boat Club Amenities. Call

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Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell.

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

Counseling ALCOHOL & DRUG Counseling. Evaluations/Assessments. One-on -one. Office, home or community visits. CONFIDENTIAL-voicemail. 998-7337 MS-MLADC

For Rent 1 & 2-bedroom apartments $475-$800 per month. No pets. 603-781-6294. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. Bristol NH- 2 bedroom, completely renovated, 2nd floor. $700 per month plus utilities. Call 387-6498. GILFORD Great 1-bedroom lakefront apartment! Private, views, washer/dryer $725/month plus utilities. 1 year lease.

For Rent CONDO in Lake Winnipesaukee/ Laconia area: Nice condition Studio unit, Fully furnished, lake views, utilities + cable/Internet included, $525/month. Available immediately. Call 860-558-3052.

GILFORD NEW 3 BEDROOM Available 5/1. Large yard. Close to school, downtown. $1,250/mo. plus utilities. $300 off 1 month.


For Rent

LACONIA- Spacious 2 bedroom. Laundry hook-ups, no pets, no smoking. $875/Month. photos and info. at: 528-1829 LACONIA- Apartment, with 1-bedroom. $500/Month, heat & electricity included. No Pets/smoking. Close downtown/schools/LRGH 520-4198 or 859-3841 LACONIA: 2-bedroom $180/ week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $165/Week, utilities included. No pets. Please call 545-9510. LAKEPORT 2nd floor, cozy one bedroom 2 car parking, $130/ week, no utilities, no pets, no smoking. Call Rob 617-529-1838 LAKEPORT Spacious 4 bedroom near Leavitt park, beach, school, 378 Elm St. Washer/dryer hook-up, private entrance, separate workshop building, large yard, plenty of off-street parking, lots of storage. $1,200/ month plus utilities. Available mid-May 630-7745 Wendi or 630-7809 Carol. LAKEPORT- Tiny one bedroom studio. No smoking/No pets/No utilities. $100/Week. 4-week security deposit. 1st weeks rent in advance. Leave message for Bob 617-529-1838 FOUR bdrm, 3-bath home. Golf cart community, 2-beaches, pool, boat moorings. Private lot. $1975/mo. 366-4655.

LACONIA: 3-bedroom 5 room with sunporch Messer St. $210 per week includes heat, $600 security

For Rent-Commercial

Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park 72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. Warehouse / Manufacturing. $5,800

FHA Heat/AC 3 Phase Power 72 Primrose Drive, Laconia

(603)476-8933 Commercial Space Lakeport, Elm Street $325/mth includes heat $650/mth plus utilities

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

MEREDITH BILLBOARD - On Route 3, between Route 104 and 106 (Rotary). Available now. 279-1234

NEW HAMPTON 2 bedroom 2nd floor, Beautiful old colonial, at exit 23 on I-93. $825/month with heat/hot water. No pets, no smoking. One year lease and security deposit. 744-2163.

For Sale 18ft. F/G Boat- 55HP & trailer. 14ft. F/G Sailboat. $1,500. (603) 539-5194 2 new Rinnai tankless water heaters. LP or NAT gas. Includes standard vent kit. $1,075 each, will deliver. 603-944-7386 275 gallon oil tank. 10 years old, 10 gallons K-1 remain. $100. 455-2216 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

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

LACONIA- AVAILABLE NOW- 1 bedroom loft condo, near downtown Laconia, hardwood floors, granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, washer/ dryer. Includes Internet, cable, gym, and bike storage. No pets, no smoking. References, security and lease required. $900/month. 455-4075.

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

Please call 524-4428 for more information

LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353

Laconia- 3 bedroom duplex. Great yard, quiet, close to hospital. $1,150/month. Heat/Hot water included. Non-smokers. 603-630-5877

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

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

Gilford- 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Pets considered. Heat/ utilities negotiable. References. 832-3334

LACONIA Clean, newly painted 1-Bedroom. Convenient to hospital/ high school. No smoking, no pets. $150/week, heat/hot water included, security deposit. 630-0140

For Rent

LACONIA- first floor 3 bedroom apartment. Fresh paint, washer/dryer hook-ups. off-street parking, $850/Month + utilities. (Cheap heat). Available May 1st. 520-4311

BERMUDA King pool. 24’ round w/deck. All aluminum, heater. Asking $2,500/OBO. Paid $10,000. 286-4430

NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom, 2nd & 3rd floors, $255/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 NORTHFIELD: Large 2 bedroom on 2nd & 3rd floors. $245/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, TILTON: Spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management (603)641-2163. EHO. TILTON UPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $600/Month. Also downstairs 1-bedroom coming up. 603-393-9693 or

Classic IBM Selectric II Typewriter (blue) in excellent condition with extra font balls & extra black correctable ribbon. $275. 528-2283 DREMEL jig saw with stand, $50. Boat trailer spare tire with aluminum rim, $50. Harley Davidson miniskirt, size 10, $100. Branches kayak paddle, wood, $60. 366-6277 Evinrude 3HP Outboard MotorBuilt in gas tank 35lbs., Freshwater used. Excellent condition, runs great! $250. Call Howard at 630-0822 Firewood- Green $185/cord, Cut/split and delivered locally. 286-4121. FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available.

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For Sale

Furniture 6PC. queen bedroom set. Green, wrought iron & wicker. $400/OBO. Computer table $5, baker!s rack $15, glass top coffee table w/2 end tables $40, toaster oven $5, microwave $20, Magnavox color TV $25. 524-2503

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763. GOLD fabric couch & paisley gold & red club chair. $750. 603-731-3847 NEW mattresses ...always a great deal! Starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Free Golf Equipment-Woods, irons, wedges & bags. Also remote control for kangaroo power caddie. 528-9661 HOT Tub- 2012 model 6 person 40 jets, waterfall. Full warranty & cover. Cost $8,000 sell $3,800. Can deliver 235-5218 KITCHEN Cabinets- brand new, maple, cherrywood, shaker & antique white. Solid wood, never installed, cost $6,500 sell $1,650. 603-833-8278 LAMB -RAISED locally. Hormone & antibiotic free. Vacuum packed, frozen. Custom cuts available. 528-5838 MED-LIFT Power Chair- Tan, USA made, hardly used, like new. Purchased $850, sell $350. 617-633-9194 MOVING SALE - Queen bed, like new, kitchen set, best offer 267-7445, cell 998-5844. NEW Condition 2006 Jayco T.T. 28! Travel trailer $10,000. 603-279-4602 Oak Roll top Desk & Chair- $250, 3 cushion sofa $50. 603-279-5991 Panamax m5400-PM Home Theater. 11 outlet surge protector/voltage regulator, $250. 496-8639

18’ 1980 Glastron Boat, you haul away Free. Call 387-7019 FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222. T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted $9-$15/HR for project at Berlin, NH prison. Interviews Tuesday and Wednesday at Berlin Prison. FMI (727)600-5448, email resumes AAA Wanted: 10 people to lose weight and make money, risk-free 30-day supply. TECHNICAL NEEDS is seeking experienced candidates in the following disciplines:

Administrative: • Clerical • Customer Service

contents of storage units, household, basement & barn, etc. Free removal. (603)730-2260.

Please apply by sending your resume via email to: Visit our website at: to view our additional openings.

Sentry Fire Safe, Model OS3470, Combination/Key entry. 17”X17”X17”, $150. 496-8639



Sharp Aquos 32in. LCD TV. 1080p, 120hz, $250. 496-8639 Ski Mobile Trailer 7ft. L X 8ft. W. $150. 14in-15in. Tires $25 and up. (603)539-5194 UPRIGHT Piano- 1905 Ivers & Pond piano, maunfactured in Boston. Good condition, best offer. 267-8540 Washer (Roper) & Dryer- Electric, (Maytag), $250. 496-8639

Furniture ETHAN ALLEN dining room set, cherry wood, table (2 leaves), hutch (2 piece), 4 chairs. $299. 520-7054

at Channel Marine, Weirs Beach. Yard work, painting, some carpentry, boat cleaning, facility maintenance, work independently, forward application to or 366-4801 X211 Christina.

Busy Laconia specialty practice looking for an RN to join our team of nurses in a very diversified practice. Must be able to work independently in various roles. We are looking for someone for 4 days per week. We offer a very competitive salary. Please call (603) 524-7402, x 210, for more information.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted



Part time (Tues.-Fri.) Must have experience, love for children and 9 ECT credits. Call 528-8557.

Must have minimum of 5 years experience.

Flexible Hours Nights & weekends a must! Please apply in person. Ellacoya Country Store Gilford

SERVERS: Now hiring motivated team players with positive attitudes for year round or seasonal positions. Experience preferred but will train the right candidates. Flexible schedule with weekends and holidays a must. Apply in person at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rt. 3 in Meredith or apply online at

FRONT DESK/SEATER- Now hiring motivated team players with positive attitudes for full and part time positions. No experience necessary, we will train the right candidate. Flexible schedules with weekends and holidays a must. Apply in person at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rt. 3 in Meredith or apply online at LINE COOKS: Now hiring experienced line cooks who are energetic with a positive outlook and a team player. Full and part time positions available. Weekends a must! Pay commensurate with experience. Apply in person at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rte 3 in Meredith or apply o n l i n e a t

Help Wanted

Now Hiring Full Time Assistant Head of Housekeeping Experience Needed

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

Laborer/Carpenter- Swift Water Construction is looking for dependable person for a small construction outfit. To qualify, must have general liability insurance, transportation. Rates start at $12-$15 per hour. Call Ben at 603-393-5352

Macdonald Motors is looking for a

Sales Person in the Ford Lincoln store in Center Conway. We are looking for someone with sales experience, someone who is a self-starter and who has a positive work attitude. Offering a competitive pay plan. 401(k) and health and dental insurance. For more information call Mark Clark (603)356-9341 EOE

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

We have an opening in our commercial lines department. The successful candidate must possess a current P & C agent license and have a minimum of three years experience. The position requires organization, accuracy and excellent communications skills. We are looking for someone who can work independently as well as with a team. We offer an excellent benefit package.

Please send you resume and cover letter to: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL REOPENED Edward Fenn School, SAU #20, Gorham, New Hampshire The Edward Fenn Elementary School, a Kindergarten through Grade Five School in Gorham, New Hampshire, is seeking a highly qualified passionate educator to join their staff as the Building Principal on July 1, 2012. The school, which is located in the heart of the White Mountains, has a current enrollment of 194 students. The successful candidate will have: • administrative certification from the State of New Hampshire, or the ability to become certified in the State of New Hampshire. • A minimum of 3-5 years of elementary classroom experience. • A passion for education and the ability to lead, inspire, and challenge a team of dedicated, well-qualified, and enthusiastic teachers. • Demonstrative evidence of community based involvement within the learning environment. • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Analyzing, sharing, and using school and achievement data to develop and implement the school improvement plan. • Working with teachers, parents, students to ensure appropriate programming for all students. • Identifying and supporting staff training needs. • Attending evening and weekend student activities, parent and other meetings as required. For consideration as a candidate for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume, NH certifications, administrative degrees, and three current letters of recommendation to Superintendent Paul Bousquet by May 18, 2012 Mr. Paul Bousquet, Superintendent of Schools School Administrative Unit # 20 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 Email: Phone: (603)466-3632 x5 • Fax: (603)466-3870 Applications are due by May 18, 2012 SAU # 20 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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. Valid Operator Drivers License is required. Work duration is expected to be 16 weeks (May 21 through September 7, 2012) 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/Em ployment. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 9, 2012. EOE/ADA

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call and leave a message

Help Wanted


PART-TIME Spring clean-up help needed in Gilford. Painting, raking, mowing, etc. $7.50/hr. 556-7098.

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

Seasonal Cleaning positions available through October. We are looking for honest and reliable employees. 279-4769

for Elizabeth at 630-9967 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. ABC and Me time at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, songs and games for children 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the week — “V”. Check Out A Computer Expert at the Gilford Public Library. With you library card, get assistance with basic computer questions from Mike Marshall. Gilford Write Now writers’ group meeting. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to all library cardholders.


Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

2004 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Classic: Runs great, real nice bike, must see, $4,500/b.r.o. 603-707-7158. Leave message.

HARDSCAPES, Field Stone Walls, Patios, Water Features, Small Excavation Projects, Deliveries, Mulch, Loam. 25 Years Experience. Dean at Hancock Masonry. 267-6048

Dirt Bike 150CC Baja 5-speed 4-stroke. New, test driven only. Nice! $900/OBRO. 253-1804 or 393-2632

Laconia & Tilton

KFC IS HIRING!! FULL TIME, PART TIME, AND SUMMER POSITIONS AVAILABLE We are looking for team members that are: • Team Players with an Outgoing Attitude • Customer Focused & Dependable

We offer: • Competitive Pay • Vacation Pay for both full and part time employees

Drop by the store for an application and to set up an interview! 1315 Union Ave, Laconia & 35 Tilton Rd, Tilton, NH

TOTAL security is looking for the right person to train in our fast growing alarm business. Drivers license required. Back ground checked and drug testing. Call today 524-2833

Home Improvements LANDSCAPE: patios, retaining walls, stonewalls, walkways, decks email: 603-726-8679.


CNC Programmer – 1st shift

Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 4, 2012. We provide competitive wages, shift differential, clean work environment, medical insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, dental insurance, vacation and holidays, flex benefits, tuition reimbursement plan, profit sharing and 401(k) plan with company match.

Please contact Human Resources EPTAM Plastics, 2 Riverside Business Park Northfield, NH 03276 Tel: 603-729-5014, Fax: 603-215-2971 Email: EOE/AA For an online application, visit

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

Recreation Vehicles 2007 Honda Recon TRX 250TM four wheeler, $2000. Please contact Sheri 520-5340 24ft. Travel-lite Trailer by Honda. Well kept, sleeps 4. Must see for $6,900. Call 524-8860

Roommate Wanted

ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $140/wk. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 524-1976

2.2 private, wooded acres off Route 3 in Center Harbor, just over the Meredith line. Fix up the 3 bedroom mobile home or build $75,000 call 603-630-4573

Lost LOST DOBERMAN- Black/Rust, last seen at corner of 140 & South Rd. in Belmont. Gentle but scared. Reward. Call 267-7770, 524-5679 or 455-1910

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: LANDSCAPING: Spring Clean-up, Mulching, weeding, seasonal mowing, fertilizing, brush cutting, bush trimming. Free estimates. 603-387-9788.

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

Viking Pop-up camper. Loaded, excellent condition, $4,000. Call 520-2444


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


Must possess the ability to interpret and explain complex drawings. Understanding of CNC machining processes, including; set-up, operations and control language. A thorough knowledge of all programming and companion software, including NX, Vericut and DNC. Requires a minimum of 2+ years’ CAD/CAM software exposure and 5+ years’ experience with CNC machines using Fanuc and Okuma controls. Unigraphics/NX training and multi-axis CNC Lathes and CNC Mills preferred.

Buy • Sell • Trade




QS&L Builders. Roofing, decks and more. 15 years experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 603-832-3850

STEVE’S LANDSCAPING AND GENERAL YARDWORK For all your yard needs. 524-4389 or 630-3511.

Mobile Homes DOUBLE wide mobile home For Sale on corner lot. 3-bedroom 2-bath with master suite. Open living & dining room, gas fireplace, screen porch, shed, two driveways. Lake breeze Park Call 393-6370 FOR SALE BY OWNER. Gjilford well maintained 1982 single wide mobile home with improvements. Near lakes and shopping. Ed Gorman 528-2903. GILFORD Well maintained manufactured home with many updates located next to Glendale Docks. (900 sq. ft. 3-bedbrooms, kitchen, living room, four season porch bathroom, 2 decks and small shed. Enjoy all the lakes region has to offer. $23,500. Frank 617-899-5731

Motorcycles 1999 Harley Davidson XLH 1200 Custom: 9k miles, mint condition, original owner, $8,000. Call

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

Yard Sale MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Saturday, May 5th, 8am-2pm. Indoor Yard Sale at Inter-Lakes Elementary School, 21 Laker Lane (down the hill behind the High School). Proceeds to benefit the ILHS Chem-Free After-Prom Party! Something for everyone! Gladly accepting donations which can be dropped off Friday 5/4, 3-8pm or Saturday, 5/5, 7-8am in the Multi-Purpose Room. No

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